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Brian Wilson: ‘Singing with My Brothers’

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to Artist Spotlight on May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of Pet Sounds, I’m thinking about the all- time lead Beach Boy, Brian Wilson. I met him only once, but I’ve written about him and the various versions of the perennial Boys over the years, ranging from short pieces about the Beach Boys features we have here on Qello, to a review of Love & Mercy, the 2014 movie about him starring John Cusack and Paul Dano, to this item, from early 2010: The Beach Boys may be washed up, but it&r…

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Today's Soundboard Roundup

Bridget Maher

Bridget Maher

Posted to Music News on May 17, 2016

50 years of Pet Sounds 50 years ago, The Beach Boys released their 11th studio album, Pet Sounds. The album was produced and arranged by Brian Wilson and contains iconic songs like “Wouldn’t It Be Nice,” and “God Only Knows.” To celebrate the anniversary, here is a list of songs compiled by BBC that contain actual pet sounds. Blonde on Blonde turns 50, too Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde also turns 50 this week. In this educational and entertaini…

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O.A.R. - Evolution of a Song – Episode 1

Ben Fong-Torres

Ben Fong-Torres

Posted to New Releases on May 13, 2016

Music fans have always enjoyed learning how some of their favorite music gets made. They’ve dug shows ranging from the jazz critic Ralph J. Gleason’s Anatomy of a Hit to the ongoing series, Classic Albums, which you’ll find here at Qello. From Elvis to Elton, and whether it’s Pink Floyd or Bruce Springsteen, it’s fun looking back at the creation of music and hearing new things in that music. But what if artists were captured as they were creating that mu…

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Introducing Evolution of a Song: A New Qello Concerts Original Series

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson

Nicole Zeitzer Johnson

Posted on May 12, 2016

I don’t know what’s more exciting, the fact that we’re announcing our first original series or the fact that we can’t wait to watch the next episode. First, the news… We’ve teamed up with Red Light Management, Concord Records, O.A.R., and the brilliant filmmaker, Peter Harding, to bring you a first-of-its-kind weekly series that uncovers the mysterious process of songwriting – in real time. We all have favorite songs. You know the ones. Im…

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