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Life on Cloud 8

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Birthday today of legendary Canadian pianist Oscar Peterson, and we start with his moving "Hymn to Freedom".

You probably haven't heard much of the band Frazier Chorus - a pop band from the UK with a penchant for hushed vocals and synthesized flutes and strings, not your typical production choices for the dance-heavy mid 80s.

Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields has a new rarities compilation coming out, so we're revisiting the I album, featuring song titles that start with the letter I.

And it's Napoleon's birthday as well... and there are many musical mentions of him and his life in everything from ABBA, to Napoleon XIV and Vancouver's Kenny Colman, and I mentioned the Vancouver Vintage blogspot has a neat video of Ken doing a medley with Patty Surbey and Gillian Russell..

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