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1000 Years of Popular Music (2006)

E | | Music | Video 27 June 2006
This recording of a live concert performed at a folk club in San Francisco featuring popular songs European and American songs from past centuries to the present time. The album was ... See full summary »

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This recording of a live concert performed at a folk club in San Francisco featuring popular songs European and American songs from past centuries to the present time. The album was originally conceived when British folk singer Richard Thompson was asked by "Playboy" magazine to provide a list of the top ten songs from the previous millennium. Thompson's list, which included songs dating back to the 1200s, was never published, but the artist decided to put together a concert that featured arrangements of many of those songs. Written by David Bassler

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A music lesson
12 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Imagine really enjoying the popular music your parents listen to... then the music their parents listen to ...then the music 40 generations before them... Richard Thopmpson makes it possible in 1000 Years of Popular Music.

Discover how varied, yet similar past pop music is to what you are listening to today.

There is little to say, other than, LISTEN! With just three bandmates, the musicianship is masterful, he vocals are terrific, the entire show is entertaining. Wanna know how to make an acoustic guitar sound like a 16th century Italian harpsichord? Listen to 'So Ben Mi Con Tempo'. Wanna hear how 'Oops... I Did It Again' is related to it? Listen on...

Richard Thompson may well be the only musician alive today who is capable of doing a show like this.


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