1954 – Bill Haley records “Rock Around the Clock” at Pythian Temple studios in New York City. It is considered by many to be the version of the song that put rock and roll on the map around the world. The song is used over the opening titles for the film Blackboard Jungle and goes on to be a worldwide #1 & the biggest selling pop single with sales over 25 million.
Last week, Seattle hip-hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis released their first new song since their 2012 massive hit album, The Heist. Featuring singer and songwriter Ed Sheeran, who sings the chorus, “Growing Up” is poignant and simple in its production. In many ways, the song hits as emotionally hard as their blockbuster hit, “Same Love,” but this time pulls on the heartstrings of parents. It’s an ode to their unborn child, and was written before Macklemore and his wife Tricia gave birth. Continue reading →
Support for My Morning Download, from Flying Fish Brewing Company
Armed with nothing but a guitar, a loop station and a hell of a lot of charm, Ed Sheeran took to the Mann Center stage this past Tuesday. Philly was just one stop on his international, 179 show X-Tour, but Sheeran made the night as memorable as possible for the sold out crowd. While performing in 90 degree heat, the line from his song “Take It Back” that goes “Now I’m sweating on the stage of a sold out tour” never rang truer, but Sheeran didn’t let the heat stop him from delivering a high energy 2 hour set. Continue reading →
Aloe Blacc, Jennifer Hudson, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj and The Roots performed at the Wawa Welcome America on July 4th, hosted by Marlon Wayans. Joining The Roots were Philly R&B singer Bilal and DJ Jazzy Jeff. Earlier last week, Aloe Blacc stopped by WXPN to record a session for an upcoming World Cafe with David Dye.
Below, watch the July 4th Jam in its entirety via VH-1.