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Afternoon Video Meets Stu Reid Sampler: ...

Following up on this morning's Melanie Fiona post, here's a bit of a delayed Stu Reid Sampler. Fiona's tune, "Give It To Me Right" samples "Stand By Me", a song originally by Ben E. King but performed the world over by numerous well known artists.

In fact, in 1999 BMI ranked it the 4th most performed song ever, with over 7 million performances. Wow. UPDATE: HA! As an astute reader points out, the song actually samples the Zombies' "Time of the Season".

So this post doesn't make a ton of sense. BUT, "Stand By Me" is a great song with a well-known and interesting chord progression anyway, so let's talk about it! The chord progression is famous, known as the ....
2:39 a.m. Thursday 16th April 2009 EST
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