The song was included on the Undisputed Truth's album Law of the Land In , Whitfield took "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" and remade it as a minute track for the Temptations , included on their album All Directions. The shorter 7" single release of this Temptations version was a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot and won three Grammy Awards in While the original Undisputed Truth version of the song has been largely forgotten, the Temptations' versions of the song have been enduring and influential soul classics. The full-length album version was ranked number on Rolling Stone ' s list of the Greatest Songs of All Time , one of the group's three songs on the list. In retrospect, the Temptations' Otis Williams considers "Papa" to be the last real classic the group recorded it would be the Temptations' last number one hit and would win them their second and final Grammy Award in a competitive category. Beginning with an extended instrumental introduction in length , each of the song's three verses is separated by extended musical passages, in which Whitfield brings various instrumental textures in and out of the mix. A solo plucked bass guitar part, backed by hi-hat cymbals drumming, establishes the musical theme, a simple three-note figure; the bass is gradually joined by other instruments, including a blues guitar, wah-wah guitar, Wurlitzer electric piano , handclaps, strings and solo trumpet; all are tied together by the ever-present bass guitar line and repeating hi-hat rhythm. While the official album version of the song is approximately , there are certain versions that extend the fade-out further, concluding with several sequential drum fills, pushing the length of the song over the minute mark.
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As the nation adjusts to the new reality of life under self-quarantine in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, a number of artists and musical institutions are taking the show online to share some musical joy during these trying times. With venues and bars on lock down across the country, there are plenty of things you can watch from the safety of your couch, thanks to everyone from Miley Cyrus to the New York Metropolitan Opera and the fine folks at Disney. While sites like Stageit have been offering up livestream shows for less-known artists for years, the loss of road time has inspired some acts to look for a new, temporary way to bond with fans until a return to normal. Check out our ever-expanding list of shows and musical events to stream from the comfort of your home. September The Monterey Jazz Festival goes virtual for its 63rd annual event. Artists will be announced beginning July The festival will stream on YouTube beginning at 8 p.
Well-known music author James Perone looks at songs that helped tell America's story. He examines why each song became a hit, what cultural and social values it embodies, what issues it touches upon, what audiences it attracted, and what made it such a definitive part of American history and popular culture. The chart-topping singles presented here crossed gender, age, race, and class lines to appeal to the mass American audience. The book discusses patriotic songs, minstrel music, and sacred songs and hymns as well as music in the broad categories of pop, rock, hip hop, jazz, country, and folk. An introduction provides an overview of the history and significant issues raised by the songs as a whole. Individual songs are then presented chronologically, based on when they were written. The revealing commentary for each "hit" is not only interesting and fun, but reveals what it was like to live in the United States at a particular time by unveiling the social, economic, and political issues—as well as the musical tastes—that made life what it was. James E. The Years
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