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THE "OLD" SOUNDS "NEW"


Reflecting on 2022, we see styles, movies and music from decades earlier either being "recycled" as new, or simply brought back for new generations to respond to. That holds true for a song Saxophonist Duane Parham recorded in 1984 and when played today, sounds like music made in 2022. And . . . not only is he scoring with the saxophone, but he is also rapping!


At that time, I was not into "rapping," but respected it as a new genre "of the times." However, while scrolling through pages of information on my computer with a friend, a recording unknown to me popped up! A song recorded by Duane called "The Rockin' Place." This article will compare Parham's latest recording with that one in 1984.


















Well . . . the difference in the photos is not strikingly different, just as I discovered the music of the 1984 recording is not strikingly different from 2022 rap music. Here is what I mean . . .








What is "the man with the horn" doing now? He is currently working on a new CD Single entitled "My Turn." I am anxious to hear what it sounds like. The name indicates someone feels it is about "his turn to score that big hit!" Just maybe, this is it! If not, Duane has several recordings out there in several genres: Motown, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B and Gospel. Just, look him up! him up! him up! m up! im up! im up!



I am not in the habit of "bringing back the old for the new," but this is a recording that should be heard today. It fits in with much of the music that is deemed "hot." Personally, I would like a download of it. Hey! Anybody know where I can find one? If so, use the contact page and "give me a holler."


What is the "man with the horn" doing now? Parham is currently working on a new CD entitled "My Turn." I am anxious to hear what it sounds like. The name indicates someone feels it is about "his turn to score that big hit!" Just maybe, this is it! If not, Duane has several recordings out there in several genres: Motown, Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B and Gospel. Just, look him up!









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