Monthly Archives: September 2016

“Killing Me Softly” Cover Song Analysis

  Killing Me Softly, Cover Song Analysis The version of “Killing Me Softly” that many are familiar with was popularized by the Fugees in 1996; however, it was originally popularized by Roberta Flack in 1973 and it was initially titled … Continue reading


Joel Makower, Woodstock Response

I always heard stories about Woodstock and always assumed it was something similar to the Coachella the music festival they have in the west coast because of all the music and drugs being consumed. Although, Coachella now does seems like … Continue reading

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Cover Song Analysis: Hotline Bling

Drake’s highest peaking single at number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, “Hotline Bling”, has an interesting backstory to it. The single potentially could’ve hit number one but thanks to the exclusive release on Apple Music it couldn’t. According to … Continue reading


Meet at the Louis Armstrong Archive

Just a reminder: This Thursday (9/29) our class will be meeting at the Louis Armstrong Archives on campus, in Rosenthal Library (the archives are to the left side of the rotunda, before you enter the glass doors/security gate). This will … Continue reading

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“All Along The Watchtower” Cover Analysis

Most people forget that music is just as much about telling a story than it is about expression of self. Lyrics often have a way of swaying the listener to hear what an artist has to say, leaving much of … Continue reading


Cover Song Analysis: Everybody Wants to Rule the World

In the past, it was not uncommon for a single song to be done by several different artists, all wanting to cash in on the revenue and claim credit for themselves. Nowadays, however, it is much more difficult to get … Continue reading

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#MattHill Cover Songs

Cover songs have many purposes some more obvious then others.  For instance usually when an artist does a cover song it’s a record that is considered a hit and can gain an artist exposure.  Since writing a successful record is difficult … Continue reading


My Project Pitch: Black, Death, and Heavy Metal

After looking through the three groups and what topics people are discussing, I was shocked and also excited that no one else had the idea of Heavy Metal. While obviously not the most original, I hope to still bring something … Continue reading

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Project Pitch

I will discuss Hip-Hop subculture particularly in the 90s. Hip-hop has evolved so much since then through new artists who now dress different and even sound different from the artists that were popular in the 90s (Tupac, Nas, BIG, Jay-Z, Snoop, … Continue reading

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Project Pitch: Music Producer Subculture

Collaboration in the music industry happens on a regular basis. An artist reaches out to another and features them on the track, or maybe they work on a song together. What most people do not realize is that collaboration happens … Continue reading

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