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Who the heck is Adele Cara?

Most likely this is an even lazier attempt at confusing listeners than soundalikes: These remakes aren’t motivated by artistry, but by money. Soundalikes are a completely mercenary venture. The ...
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"Moderato. N. 3" piano piece

At the bottom of that sheet the publisher information is given: "U.E. 161". U.E. is short for Universal Edition. At their webpage, they have a catalogue. Searching for number 161 leads to ...
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Who composed the tracks "Flower Girl" and "受け継がれし技" from the Shenmue OST?

Flower Girl was composed by Ryuji Iuchi Receive a Skill to Succeed was composed by Takenobu Mitsuyoshi Source: http://tk-nz.game.coocan.jp/ysmusic/yk-2/cd/cd_yk2_shm_ost.html (look for composer ...
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Flamenco in Queen's "Innuendo"

The spanish flamenco part was not composed by Queen, but improvised by an external musician, Steve Howe, invited for this song. Wikipedia article about the song (according to Prog Magazine) says: ...
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Ave Maria Guarani

Deezer.com lists Morricone as composer for the Ave Maria Guarani. Given how popular the text is, I don't consider the exclusion method as reliable, so without having listened to it, this seems most ...
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Trying to locate the name and artist of an independent dubstep song

I believe that would be: Rage, by Moxix The lyrics are dialog from a character in the game, RAGE. “Ah, you're awake. Good. I like my prey to know what's coming. I promise, this will hurt!” - Ghost ...
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Who performs the vocals in Jedi Mind Tricks' "Before The Great Collapse"?

According to Wikipedia: "Before the Great Collapse" was the first JMT single to be solely performed by group vocalist Vinnie Paz, who uses the track as a suicide letter, written to his mother.
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Who is the trumpet soloist: Guvna B "These are the days"

I emailed Guvna B who replied within about five minutes to say the trumpet player is Ife Ogunjobi
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Who played bass on George Michael's "Cowboys and Angels"?

I'm not sure how accurate the liner notes to George Michael albums are, but the only credited bassist on the studio album that contains "Cowboys And Angels", Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, is Deon ...
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Who is the guitarist of the melodic blues line in "I want you (she's so heavy)" of The Beatles?

This transcription of a George Harrison interview in 1969 says that John Lennon played it: John plays lead guitar and sings the same as he plays. And, uh...this is good because it has, um - it's ...
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Who is this female guitarist in The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors?

A quick Google for "blonde female guitarist" revealed her to be called "Orianthi Panagaris". She is a very big deal indeed, having been hand-picked by Michael Jackson for the ill-fated "This Is It" ...
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Who said words to the effect of "the artists have gotten better looking but the music's gotten worse"?

Beatles' member George Harrison famously said something similar when complaining about modern music (the below quote specifically referred to the Spice Girls): The good thing about them is that you ...
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Who are composers of "Careless Whisper"?

Wikipedia has it as composed by George Michael and his musical partner in Wham! Andrew Ridgeley, although in some places (Japan, Canada and the United States) it is only credited to George Michael. ...
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Voegeli's "All things Considered" Theme Song and It's Hollywood Connection

Robert E. Dolan ((August 3, 1908 – September 26, 1972), wrote the music for the movie, "Murder, He Says". Dolan passed away two years before Voegli wrote his original theme. Dolan was a prolific ...
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Opera performances used as examples in a lecture

I don't know the top example, but the bottom example is the very famous quartet ("Bella figlia dell'amore") from the third act of Verdi's opera Rigoletto. This particular performance is a rather......
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"Summertime", late 60s, early 70s, who sang it?

According to Wikipedia, there are over 25,000 covers of this song! However, the most commercially successful was Billy Stewart's version. It hit the charts in 1966, so the time frame fits. I had ...
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Who is the trumpet soloist: Guvna B "These are the days"

EDIT In light of @BrianThomas's answer, I also contacted Guvna B, who explained that Ife Ogunjobi had replaced Dylan Jones in Ezra Collective. For example, this article from The Daily Californian (26 ...
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What is the name of this incredibly tight Japanese session bassist?

As shown in the video, the band is Wet Floor, whose bass player is Ikuo Shibutani. This is confirmed by IMDB. Don't Slip (uncredited) Composed by Tôru Minegishi Performed by Wet Floor ( Hiroaki ...
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Obscure recording of the song Downtown

This is "Downtown" by Mrs. Miller, a novelty act popular in the 1960s. Like Florence Foster Jenkins before her, and William Hung after her, Mrs. Miller was ...
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Who played Normanno in Nino Sanzogno's 1959 Lucia di Lammermoor?

It seems it might have been Franco Ricciardi, playing two roles (Arturo and Normanno). In the MYTO 2009 album release back cover it seems to appear his name: [] Another reference can be found in ...
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Identify soundtrack for the Roma teaser trailer?

The song is "The Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd, from the 1973 album Dark Side of the Moon. I imagine that album was very influential in Curon's life (as that album and Pink Floyd is for many ...
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Identify video with girl singing in a forest, a long red ribbon, and a bonfire

The Time We Lost Our Way by Thievery Corporation. The woman walking in a forest and a red ribbon. The band sitting playing the instruments.
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Who is the singer performing the "Anywhere the heart goes" from "The Thorn Birds" OST

The picture on the linked cover is of Richard Chamberlain & Rachel Ward, who starred in the TV series. The song is, as you said, Henri Mancini, sung by his daughter, Monica. [In]famously, the ...
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What kind of music genre did Jesse Pinkman listen to in Breaking Bad?

Someone compiled here Jesse Pinkman's playlist. Get Low - Pudge Hook 'em horns - Johnny Ringo Dirty South Hustla - Carolina Slim My Rims - Chops Keep ballin' - Trump Money - D R Period ...
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Of all authors who may have composed "Adeste Fideles", is there one who is most likely to have done it?

The wikipedia article has a good discussion of the claims of the various individuals to be the author. It has what would seem to be a clinching point in favour of King John IV of Portugal, a ...
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Identify singer of the song "Painter" in a CD called Timeless

I believe the singer is Paul Anka. His song, "The Painter," was released in 1976 on the album, Paul Anka - The Painter, and was collected on the recording, "Timeless: Favourite Love Songs For All Time,...
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Does anyone know what artist this signature is from?

On a long shot, Pat Benatar, but rather brief signature to fit in the space. Google search brought back these : Crimes of Passion. Get Nervous. Because of the nature of the question, links to ...
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Who is Patchai ("Gitan")?

The young Patchaï appears to be the son of Solange Reyes, the sister of the Reyes brothers of the Gipsy Kings. Canut Reyes writes on his blog about another clip featuring his nephew: ...
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What's the name of this beautiful song from the 20's/30's?

It's "Just Cancel My Dream" recorded by Larry Green and his Orchestra in 1946, on the B-side of "Little Girl", and featuring Don Grady on lead vocals (RCA Victor cat# 20-2813). ...
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Heavy metal album, man with black makeup tangled in barbed wire on cover

I finally find the song, but the style is rock: If I fail - Mono inc. This band is come from german.
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