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An album cover is the front of the packaging of a commercially released audio recording product, or album.
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An alcoholic beverage is a drink which contains a substantial amount of the psychoactive drug ethanol (informally called alcohol).
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AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide service website.
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Ambient house is a subgenre of house music that first emerged in the late 1980s, combining elements of acid house and ambient music.
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Ana Kristina Gasteyer (born May 4, 1967) is an American actress of stage, film, and television.
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Andrew Geoffrey "Andy" Kaufman (January 17, 1949 – May 16, 1984) was an American entertainer, actor, and performance artist.
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Antônio Carlos Brasileiro de Almeida Jobim (January 25, 1927December 8, 1994) — also known as Tom Jobim — was a Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, and pianist/guitarist.
An anthology film (also known as an omnibus film, package film, or portmanteau film) is a feature film consisting of several different short films, often tied together by only a single theme, premise, or brief interlocking event (often a turning point).
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Arthur Lyman (February 2, 1932 – February 24, 2002) was an American jazz vibraphone and marimba player.
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A bar (also known as a saloon or a tavern or sometimes a pub or club, referring to the actual establishment, as in pub bar or club bar etc.) is a retail business establishment that serves alcoholic beverages, such as beer, wine, liquor, cocktails, and other beverages like mineral water and soft drinks and often sell snack foods, like crisps or peanuts, for consumption on premises.
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The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, (rarely) strumming, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.
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Lloyd Vernet "Beau" Bridges III (born December 9, 1941) is an American actor and director.
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Beautiful music (sometimes abbreviated as BM, B/EZ or BM/EZ for "beautiful music/easy listening") is a mostly instrumental music format that was prominent in American radio from the 1960s through the 1980s.
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Big Bad Voodoo Daddy is a contemporary swing revival band from Southern California.
A big band is a type of musical ensemble that originated in the United States and is associated with jazz and the Swing Era typically consisting of percussion, brass, and woodwind instruments totalling approximately 12 to 25 musicians.
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William James "Bill" Murray (born September 21, 1950) is an American actor and comedian.
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Billboard (stylized as billboard) is an American music magazine, originally headquartered in New York City, New York and now owned by Prometheus Global Media.
William Martin "Billy" Joel (born May 9, 1949) is an American pianist, singer-songwriter, and composer.
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Blues is a genre and musical form that originated in African-American communities in the "Deep South" of the United States around the end of the 19th century.
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Bobby Darin (born Walden Robert Cassotto; May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973) was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and actor of film and television.
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Bossa nova is a genre of Brazilian music, which developed and was popularized in the 1950s and '60s and is today one of the best-known Brazilian music genres abroad.
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Burt Freeman Bacharach (born May 12, 1928) is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer and pianist.
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In modern English, a casino is a facility which houses and accommodates certain types of gambling activities.
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Cha-cha-chá is a genre of Cuban music.
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Chill-out music (sometimes also chillout, chill out, or simply chill) is a genre of electronic music and an umbrella term for several styles of electronic music characterized by their mellow style and mid-tempo beats—"chill" being derived from a slang injunction to "relax".
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When used to refer to any generic alcoholic mixed drink, cocktail may mean any beverage that contains three or more ingredients if at least one of them contains alcohol.
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Combustible Edison was a group founded in the early 1990s in Providence, Rhode Island, and was one of several lounge music acts that led a brief resurgence of interest in the genre during the mid-1990s.
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Country music is a genre of American popular music that originated in the Southern United States in the 1920s.
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In popular music, a cover version or cover song, or simply cover, is a new performance or recording of a previously recorded, commercially released song by someone other than the original artist or composer.
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A cultural icon is an artifact that is recognised by members of a culture or sub-culture as representing some aspect of cultural identity.
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Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing.
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David Roger Johansen (born January 9, 1950) is an American rock, protopunk, blues, and pop singer, songwriter and actor.
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Dean Martin (born Dino Paul Crocetti; June 7, 1917 – December 25, 1995) was an American singer, actor, comedian, and film producer.
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Downtempo (sometimes referred to as "chillout", "chill" or "downbeat") is a genre of electronic music similar to ambient music, but usually with a beat or groove.
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The drum is a member of the percussion group of musical instruments.
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Easy listening (also known as orchestral pop) is a popular music genre and radio format that was most popular during the 1950s to 1970s.
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An electric guitar is a guitar that uses a pickup to convert the vibration of its strings into electrical impulses.
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An electronic keyboard (also called digital keyboard, portable keyboard, or home keyboard) is an electronic or digital keyboard instrument.
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Electronica is an umbrella term that encompasses a broad group of electronic-based styles such as techno, house, ambient, drum and bass, jungle, and industrial dance, among others.
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Elevator music (also known as Muzak, piped music, weather music, or lift music) refers to a type of popular music, often instrumental, that is commonly played through speakers in shopping malls, grocery stores, department stores, telephone systems (while the caller is on hold), cruise ships, airliners (during take-off and flight), hotels, airports, business offices, hospitals, and elevators, as well as electronic program guides, weather forecasts and test cards.
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Exotica is a musical genre, named after the 1957 Martin Denny album of the same title, popular during the 1950s to mid-1960s, typically with suburban Americans who came of age during World War II.
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"Feelings" is a song written by Louis Gasté, also known as Loulou Gasté, and Brazilian singer Morris Albert and made famous by Albert, who recorded it as a single released in 1974 that later appeared as the title track of his 1975 debut album.
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Finger food is food meant to be eaten directly using the hands, in contrast to food eaten with a knife and fork, chopsticks, or other utensils.
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Four Rooms is a 1995 anthology comedy film directed by Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, and Quentin Tarantino, each directing one segment of the film that in its entirety is loosely based on the adult short fiction writings of Roald Dahl, especially Man from the South which is the basis for the last segment, Penthouse - "The Man from Hollywood" directed by Tarantino.
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Francis Albert "Frank" Sinatra (December 12, 1915 – May 14, 1998) was an American singer, actor, director, and film producer.
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This is a list of musical terms that are likely to be encountered in printed scores, music reviews, and program notes.
Griff Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter.
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Grunge (sometimes referred to as the Seattle sound) is a subgenre of alternative rock that emerged during the mid-1980s in the American state of Washington, particularly in Seattle.
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The guitar is a popular musical instrument classified as a string instrument with anywhere from 4 to 18 strings, usually having 6.
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The Hammond organ is an electric organ, invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert and first manufactured in 1935.
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Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom and the United States.
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A high school (also secondary school, senior school, secondary college) is a school that provides adolescents with part or all of their secondary education.
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Hip hop music, also called hip-hopMerriam-Webster Dictionary entry on hip-hop, retrieved from: A subculture especially of inner-city black youths who are typically devotees of rap music; the stylized rhythmic music that commonly accompanies rap; also rap together with this music.
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Holiday Inn is a multinational brand of hotels, part of the LSE-listed InterContinental Hotels Group.
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Hollywood is a neighborhood in the central region of Los Angeles, California.
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A hotel is an establishment that provides lodging paid on a short-term basis.
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John Herbert "Jackie" Gleason (February 26, 1916 – June 24, 1987) was an American comedian, actor, and musician.
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Jaymz Bee is a Canadian musician, writer EmCee and radio personality.
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Jazz is a genre of music that originated in African American communities in the United States in the late 19th and early 20th century.
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Jeffrey Leon "Jeff" Bridges (born December 4, 1949) is an American actor, singer, and producer.
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John Towner Williams (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor, and pianist.
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Jon Brion (born December 11, 1963) is an American rock and pop multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, composer and record producer.
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Juan García Esquivel (January 20, 1918 – January 3, 2002) often simply known as Esquivel!, was a Mexican band leader, pianist, and composer for television and films.
"Just the Way You Are" is a song by Billy Joel and the third track from his 1977 album The Stranger.
Largo is a nightclub and cabaret in Los Angeles, California, known informally as Café Largo or Club Largo, known for its retinue of musical and comedic performers and for the Friday night "residency" of singer-songwriter Jon Brion.
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Las Vegas, (locally, also pronounced as) officially the City of Las Vegas and often known as simply Vegas, is a city in the United States, the most populous city in the state of Nevada, the county seat of Clark County, and the city proper of the Las Vegas Valley.
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Les Baxter (March 14, 1922 – January 15, 1996) was an American musician and composer.
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Light music is a generic term applied to a mainly British musical style of "light" orchestral music, which originated in the 19th century and continues until the present day.
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Louis Thomas Jordan (July 8, 1908 – February 4, 1975) was a pioneering American musician, songwriter and bandleader who enjoyed his greatest popularity from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.
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Louis Prima (December 7, 1910 – August 24, 1978) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and trumpeter.
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The term lounge lizard is usually used to refer to lounge musicians, most often in a pejorative sense.
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Love Jones is an American band from Louisville, Kentucky, formed in Spring 1990 by Ben Daughtrey (drummer) and Barry Thomas (bassist), with Chris Hawpe (singer/guitarist), Stuart Johnson (drummer) and Jonathan Palmer (singer).
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The LP (Long Play), or rpm microgroove vinyl record, is a format for phonograph (gramophone) records, an analog sound storage medium.
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In economics, a luxury good is a good for which demand increases more than proportionally as income rises, and is a contrast to a "necessity good", for which demand increases proportionally less than income.
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Mambo is a musical form and dance style that developed originally in Cuba, with further significant developments by Cuban and Puerto Rican musicians in Mexico and the USA.
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Martin Denny (April 10, 1911 ‒ March 2, 2005) was an American piano-player and composer best known as the "father of exotica." In a long career that saw him performing well into the 1980s, he toured the world popularizing his brand of lounge music which included exotic percussion, imaginative rearrangements of popular songs, and original songs that celebrated Tiki culture.
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Melvin Kenneth "Mel" Smith (3 December 1952 – 19 July 2013) was an English comedian, writer, film director, producer and actor.
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Michelle Marie Pfeiffer (born April 29, 1958) is an American actress and singer.
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Mood music may refer to.
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Morris Albert (born Maurício Alberto Kaisermann, 7 September 1951 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil) is a Brazilian singer and songwriter.
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Polynesia is a group of island chains spread across much of the Pacific Ocean, and includes many countries and territories.
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(Seattle's Nightcaps should not be confused with the early 1960s Dallas, Texas band The Nightcaps, who had regional success with the song "Wine Wine Wine.") Nightcaps are an American lounge band from Seattle, Washington.
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A nightclub (also known as a discothèque, disco, dance club or club) is an entertainment venue which usually operates late into the night.
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Nouvelle Vague is the 2004 self-titled debut album by Nouvelle Vague.
Nouvelle Vague is a French cover band led by musicians Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux.
The piano (an abbreviation of pianoforte) is a musical instrument played using a keyboard.
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A piano bar (also known as a piano lounge) consists of a piano or electronic keyboard played by a professional musician, located in a cocktail lounge, bar, hotel lobby, office building lobby, restaurant, or on a cruise ship.
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"Piano Man" is the first single released by Billy Joel.
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Pink Martini is a musical group that was formed in 1994 by pianist Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon.
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Pizzicato Five (known as Pizzicato V from 1985–87 and often abbreviated to P5)Yang Jeff, Dina Can, Terry Hong, (1997) Eastern Standard Time pg 277 New York: Mariner Books ISBN 0-395-76341-X was a Japanese pop group best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi.
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The Rat Pack was a group of actors originally centered on their leader, Humphrey Bogart.
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The following is a list of recurring Saturday Night Live characters and sketches introduced between September 18, 1976, and May 31, 1977, the second season of ''SNL''.
Mark Jonathan Davis (born November 27, 1965), better known by his stage name Richard Cheese, is an American musician and comedian.
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Rock and roll (often written as rock & roll or rock 'n' roll) is a genre of popular music that originated and evolved in the United States during the late 1940s and early 1950s,Jim Dawson and Steve Propes, What Was the First Rock'n'Roll Record (1992), ISBN 0-571-12939-0.
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Salon is a liberal, progressive news website created by David Talbot in 1995 and part of Salon Media Group.
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Sam Butera (August 17, 1927 – June 3, 2009) was a tenor saxophonist best noted for his collaborations with Louis Prima and Keely Smith.
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Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer.
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Saturday Night Live (abbreviated as SNL) is an American late-night live television sketch comedy and variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.
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is a subgenre of Japanese pop music which originated in the Shibuya district of Tokyo.
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Sonny King (April 1, 1922 – February 3, 2006) was an American lounge singer of Italian descent.
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The Space Age is a time period encompassing the activities related to the Space Race, space exploration, space technology, and the cultural developments influenced by these events.
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Space Age Bachelor Pad Music (also known as The Groop Played "Space Age Bachelor Pad Music") is an EP (or "mini-LP") by the alternative music band Stereolab, originally released in March 1993.
Space age pop is a music genre associated with Mexican and American composers and songwriters in the Space Age of the 1950s and 1960s.
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Space exploration is the ongoing discovery and exploration of celestial structures in outer space by means of continuously evolving and growing space technology.
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Star Wars is an American epic space opera franchise centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
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Stereolab are an alternative music band formed in 1990 in London, England.
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Stereophonic sound or, more commonly, stereo, is a method of sound reproduction that creates an illusion of multi-directional audible perspective.
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Swing music, or simply swing, is a form of American music that developed in the early 1930s and became a distinctive style by 1940.
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The Swing Revival was a late 1990s to mid 2000s period of renewed popular interest in swing and jump blues music and dance from the 1930s and 1940s as exemplified by Louis Prima, often mixed with a more contemporary rock, rockabilly or ska sound, known also as neo-swing or retro swing.
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Swingers is a 1996 American comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival.
Tapas are a wide variety of appetizers, or snacks, in Spanish cuisine.
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Techno is a form of electronic dance music that emerged in Detroit, Michigan, in the United States during the mid-to-late 1980s.
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The Bird and the Bee (stylized as the bird and the bee) is an American indie pop musical duo from Los Angeles, California, consisting of Inara George ("the bird") and Greg Kurstin ("the bee").
The Blues Brothers is a 1980 American musical crime comedy film directed by John Landis.
The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Steve Kloves, and starring real life brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges as two brothers struggling to make a living as lounge jazz pianists in Seattle.
The High Llamas are a London-based musical group, formed by the Irish guitarist and songwriter Sean O'Hagan after the demise of his group Microdisney.
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Tin Pan Alley is the name given to the collection of New York City music publishers and songwriters who dominated the popular music of the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century.
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Anthony Dominick "Tony" Benedetto (born August 3, 1926), better known by his stage name Tony Bennett, is an American singer of traditional pop standards, show tunes, and jazz.
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Tony Clifton is a character created by late comedian Andy Kaufman who also portrayed him in the late 1970s.
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Traditional pop (also classic pop or pop standards) music consists of Western (and particularly American) popular music that generally pre-dates the advent of rock and roll in the mid-1950s.
Triangle Sun is a Russian pop/downtempo band.
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Ultra-Lounge is a series of compilation CDs released by Capitol Records, featuring music predominantly from the 1950s and 1960s in genres such as exotica, space age pop, mambo, television theme songs, and lounge.
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The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major territories and various possessions.
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The vibraphone (also known as the vibraharp or simply the vibes) is a musical instrument in the struck idiophone subfamily of the percussion family.
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Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942) is an American singer and entertainer.
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John William "Will" Ferrell (born July 16, 1967) is an American actor, comedian, producer, and writer.
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is a Japanese musician, composer and DJ.
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