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Traditional Folk Christmas Music: 9 Colinda by Makám and Irén Lovász

András Rónai, the co-author of the Bea Palya’s I’ll Be Your Plaything 33 1/3 book, takes a deep dive into a traditional folk Christmas album: 9 Colinda by Makám and Irén Lovász. In particular, he looks at how the personal experiences of bandleader and composer, Zoltán Krulik, helped develop this multicultural album.

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33 1/3 Author Q&A: A Closer Look At Édith Piaf’s Récital 1961

Welcome to our latest author Q&A, where we chat to the writers behind new and upcoming 33 1/3 books! Today David Looseley talks to us about his addition to the 33 1/3 Europe series: Édith Piaf’s Récital 1961. He tells us more about “a woman powerfully in control of her career”, and what it was like to dissect every song from ‘Mon Vieux Lucien’ to the iconic ‘Non, je ne regrette rien’.

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Genre: A 33 1/3 Series – New Books on ’70s Teen Pop and Krautrock

Next month we’re adding two new books to our Genre series: ’70s Teen Pop and Krautrock. If you’re not yet familiar with this series, think of Genre as your guide through musical sub-genres that have intrigued, perplexed, or provoked listeners. Much like the original 33 1/3 series, each book offers new perspectives, song recommendations, little-known tidbits, personal stories, and above all, ways of thinking about music.

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