Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

Bloke Name Jams – the playlist!

The sequel to Chick Name Jams featuring The Smiths, Curtis Mayfield, T-Rex, White Stripes, Chet Baker, Jethro Tull, Jerry Lee Lewis, Rod Stewart and many more! A few weeks ago we bought you 60 tracks that featured girl’s names, a rich theme running through popular music. We thought it was a very cool playlist but we also thought that in the interests of balance and fairness (and because it also sounded like a cool idea) that we would construct a male equivalent. Initially we thought it might be a slightly harder playlist to build but when we started digging around Read more »

The Tuesday playlist – no.2: Party!

The Tuesday playlist – no.2: Party!

Introducing our new weekly YouTube playlist featuring 15 songs to brighten your week! We have decided to do our Tuesday Playlist on YouTube also, we hope you enjoy the videos and songs as much as we enjoyed compiling these 15 songs for your delight! If you are working this will brighten the mood, if you are driving, this will make the ride smoother, if you are partying (maybe celebrating St. Patrick´s) this will liven up the party. This playlist is very rhythm driven, so get those booties shaking!

Unforgettable Live Performances – Nina Simone live at Montreaux Jazz Festival

Unforgettable Live Performances – Nina Simone live at Montreaux Jazz Festival

We start this series by looking at this devastating footage of the legendary pianist and singer Nina Simone taken from the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival. Nina Simone is, next to The Beatles, my favorite musical artist. Sadly there’s not a lot on music videos to say about her. So as there is this ‘gap’ for artists who are legends but don´t have a long videography, I have decided to write about favorite live performances by artist who I adore but who don´t have great videos or actually, no music videos at all. This particular performance is not only unforgettable, it Read more »

The 50´s: The Decade, The Music, The Playlist!

The 50´s: The Decade, The Music, The Playlist!

As our regular readers will already know, we here at MVD love to dig through the history of pop music in all its forms and we love to build playlists on Spotify too. And it is with this in mind that we hit upon the idea of digging back to the birth of rock and roll and moving forward to compile decade-by-decade playlists of the music we consider to be the most important and representative of each era, and then alongside that we wanted to try and provide some historical context. There will inevitably be stuff we´ve missed out and you may well read Read more »