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Tender Trap by The Fairmount Girls – Dedication

In Music on February 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

Cincinnati rockers The Fairmount Girls Jane McBrain, Melissa Fairmount,  Chris Fairmount, Dana Hambien and Eva Destruction hail from the same town as Annie Oakley. They dedicated their album Tender Trap:

This album is dedicated to our friend

Mike Tallarico 1978-2000

The Elms: Big Surprise – Dedication

In Music on January 30, 2011 at 11:10 am

Beautiful dedication today. Midwestern gospel rock band The Elms dedicated their 2001 album Big Surprise:

For Mamgu, Simon and all who show us that beautiful things still happen.

The Elms’ founders Owen Thomas (vocals, guitar) and Christopher Thomas (drums) came from a Welsh family in Indiana. Mamgu means “grandmother” in Welsh. It can also mean “amazing” or “the best ever” in Western slang. No idea who Simon is — comment if you know!

It’s About Time by Philip Paul – Dedication

In Music on January 25, 2011 at 11:55 am

Jazz drumming grandmaster Philip Paul recorded his solo CD “It’s About Time” after an impressive career performing with Lock-Jaw Davis, Hank Ballard, Buddy Johnson’s Big Bang and Count Basie’s saxophonist Frank Foster. Basie’s hit Shiny Stockings was named after Paul’s wife Juanita, who wore them to the Cotton Club where Foster and Paul performed.

Paul dedicated “It’s About Time:”

This CD is dedicated to my loving wife Juanita for 50 years of marital bliss. It is also dedicated to all of the wonderful musicians and friends who have helped me survive this monster called show business.”

The Roots: Things Fall Apart – Dedication

In Music on September 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm

The Roots’ 1999 album Things Fall Apart features long heartfelt dedications from each member to Allah, family, their crews in NY / LA / Virginia / Atlanta / Philly, the Godfather of Noyze and more. Today we’re featuring the very last dedication in the album’s awesome artwork:

“This album is dedicated to the forgotten artists, the fallen artists, and the true artists.”


Animal Dream by Barbara Kingsolver and Fragile by Sting ~ Dedication

In Books, Music, Novels on August 18, 2010 at 12:00 pm

Our last post about Barbara Kingsolver drew 46 hits in a single day, so here’s another gem from her.

Barbara dedicated Animal Dream ~

in memory of Ben Linder

American engineer Ben Linder died in Nicaragua during a 1987 Contra ambush.  While the U.S. CIA secretly supplied the Contras with weapons and training, people like Linder worked against them non-violently. Linder helped build power plants to promote local electricity. He also juggled and rode his unicycle through the villages encouraging children to get vaccinations. Contra fighters shot Ben and two Nicaraguans at point-blank range. Several members of Congress blamed him for putting himself in harm’s way and accused his mother of politicizing her grief when she tried to speak out about the secretive hypocritical policies. It’s a courageous tale and a great dedication for Kingsolver’s book. Read More

Sting also dedicated a song, called “Fragile,” to Ben Linder.

The Con by Tegan and Sara – Dedication

In Music on June 27, 2010 at 6:00 pm

Canadian rock duo Tegan and Sara dedicated their 2007 album The Con ~

From Tegan Quin

and Sara Quin


In loving memory

of Rita Clement

and Burt Harris

Rita Clement was their grandmother, and Burt Harris worked with them as a music attorney. To raise extra money for the Burt Harris Memorial Scholarship Fund, Tegan and Sara created a special CD of demos from The Con. They’ve donated over $15,000 so far.

Hear some songs from The Con (Back In Your Head, Call It Off, Relief Next to Me) on Last.FM.

1000 Record Covers

In Books, Music, Photography on March 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm

For Gertrude Ochs (1912 – 1994) who also loved Little Richard

– 1000 Record Covers