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Classic Music Spotlight: Al Dexter – “Pistol Packin’ Mama”

January 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

This week, the spotlight shines on the 1943-1944 classic Al Dexter hit, “Pistol Packin’ Mama.” Smith’s Sentiment: Al Dexter wrote and performed this song that topped the charts during 1944, although it’s the cover by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters that is more well known today. The latter version appears in the hit game, Fallout 4. So thank you Bethesda for exposing a lot of younger folks to a timeless classic. Lyrics: Drinkin’ beer in a cabaret And I was havin’ fun! Until one night she caught me right, And now I’m on the run Lay that [...]

Classic Music Spotlight: Dinah Shore – “Buttons and Bows”

January 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

It’s Classics Appreciation Wednesday here on Vortex Effect, and this week we’re debuting the newest classics feature to the lineup: Classic Music Spotlight. That’s not to be confused with “classical music,” although it is very likely some Mozart could end up being spotlighted at some point. Instead, this is usually going to spotlight music from the 1920s-1950s, back when it was actually decent and worth listening to (unlike the popular crap put out today). This week, we’re shining the spotlight on Dinah Shore and her 1947 hit “Buttons and Bows.” [...]

Winds of Plague “Against the World” Review

April 20, 2011 // 0 Comments

Since they formed in 2002 California’s own Winds of Plague have been on a tear.  Putting together and releasing a demo entitled “A Cold Day in Hell” just three years into their existence and one year removed from graduating high school.  The demo not only garnered them the attention of metal fans but also music label Century Media who signed them in 2007. One year later they’d release their Century Media debut “Decimate the Weak” and now in 2011 have just released their third album for the label. In a genre where it’s hard to establish an identity [...]
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