country music

Merle Haggard, the "grizzled country music legend" whose songs such as Okie from Muskogee and Fightin' Side of Me made him a voice for the workingman and the outsider, passed away on his 79th birthday thisa week. Haggard recorded more than three dozen No. 1 country hits in a musical career that spanned six decades, from the 1960s into the 2010s. (

Sounds of Summer

Pink Friday [sound recording]: Roman reloaded by Nicki Minaj 

The Wanted [sound recording]
by The Wanted — featuring the song Chasing the Sun

The Detroit experiment [sound recording] - Various Artists

When the sun goes down [sound recording] by Kenny Chesney — featuring the song When the Sun Goes Down with Unckle Kracker

Endless summer [sound recording] by The Beach Boys — featuring the song Surfin' U.S.A.

Shake it up [sound recording] —  Various Artists

What We're Listening to: December 2011

It's that time of the year again. Some of our holiday favorite sounds:

A Hawaiian Christmas [sound recording] by Amy Hanaiali'i

A midwinter night's dream [sound recording] by Loreena McKennitt

Barenaked For the Holidays [sound recording] by Barenaked Ladies

Noël [sound recording] by Josh Groban

Christmas caravan [sound recording] by Squirrel Nut Zippers

A very cool Christmas [sound recording] by Dean Martin

December [sound recording] by the Moody Blues

Christmas songs [sound recording] by Diana Krall featuring the Clayton/Hamilton Jazz Orchestra

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