Decades: From Bessie to Kanye

Dominique Moise (vocals), SS (vocals), Stephen Howard (vocals) Recorded at Green Street Studio (Middletown, CT) Engineered by John Bergeron Video by Dominique Moise Sampled Music: Down Hearted Blues – Bessie Smith (Composers: Son House, Lovie Austin, Alberta Hunter), Maybellene – Chuck Berry (Composer: Chuck Berry), I Feel Good – James Brown (Composer: James Brown), Brick … Read more

SMH Wonderful World

SS (vocals), Dominique Moise (vocals), Stephen Howard (vocals) Composer: Sam Cooke, Lou Adler, Herb Alpert Lyrics: SS, Dominique Moise, Stephen Howard Electronic Sample: Wonderful World (In the Style of Sam Cooke) [Karaoke Version Instrumental Only] by ProSource Studio Musicians Recorded in Butts A Study Room with Zoom microphone (from Olin Music Library) Edited on Garageband … Read more

The Connecticut Junkies: “Sinister Wonder”

DeDerek “Special D” Sturman: Producer, piano and guitar player, composer, lyricist Ron “Roasted”  Jacobs: Singer, lyricist Rashad “Izzy”  Coleman: Rapper Recorded by Derek “Special”  Sturman at Usdanistan Studios (B22 in the Usdan basement) The Connecticut Junkies: “Sinister Wonder”

The Republicans: “Hungry Heart”

Chris Alvanos (Lead Vocals), Dave Amrhein (Backup Vocals), Vinny DeLalla (Backup Vocals), Grant Giordano (Backup Vocals). All group members made contributions to the lyrics and video. Backtrack taken from Bruce Springsteen’s “Hungry Heart”. Recorded at Green Street. “Hungry Heart”

Nam Anh Ta ’12 and Toan Tran’09: “Great circle of Vietnam”

Vocal: Nam Anh Ta ’12

Guitar: Toan Tran ’09 (not in the class)

Composers: Trinh Cong Son

Lyricists: Trinh Cong Son (Vietnamese), Richard Fuller (English)

Records at room studio.

“Great circle of Vietnam”

About the song:

Written by Trinh Cong Son, “Bob Dylan of Vietnam” according to Joan Baez, the song first appeared in the escalating years of the Vietnam war, around late-1960. It was written and sang by a person from the South about the union of the country and the people of the North and the South. Ironically, it is not the intention of the Southern administration but of the Northern one.

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