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The Fun Music That Everyone Grew Up With 

This blog is about the making of a very popular song from 1971.  When we (collectively referring to you, the reader, and us, the DTM band as “we”) first heard this song on the radio in 1971, we were mesmerized by the orchestration, the inevitable hook line of the song and that very distinctive guitar intro.  It’s one of those songs that paints a picture in your mind as you hear it and think about the words that are being said.  A truly spectacular song.  

We are talking about “Just My Imagination” by The…

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A Salute To Horn Sections Everywhere 

Horn sections have been around popular music since the day one caveman blew through a conch shell and his buddy joined in on a hollow yak bone. Classical composers learned to blend brass and woodwinds to create pleasing melodies, and Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman built huge careers around their horn-centric big band sound. 

But somewhere along the way, the horn section fell out of favor.  Which is a shame, because nothing adds punch to a song like a few well-placed blasts from a horn section. 

Horns never…

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