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  • This compelling set mixes tango with other Argentinian styles, and matches his gruff, often half-spoken lyrics against settings that range from slinky, melodic passages to wailing freeform clarinet, harmonica, bagpipes, guitar and piano.

    Melingo: Corazón y Hueso – review

  • This is especially evident when you talk to small town Texans at a bar and they drunkenly correct their half-spoken racial slur with the word ACORN once they catch their drunken racial slip-up.

    Matthew Yglesias » Ombudsmanfail

  • The duo Floetry's appeal is all about the chemistry between Natalie Stewart's half-rapped, half-spoken counterpoint to Marsha Ambrosius's acrobatic singing.

    Nightlife agenda

  • He capped the late set on Wednesday with a surprisingly somber note, a haunting, half-spoken monolog on "I Keep Goin ' Back To Joe's," showing how that Marvin Fisher gem may yet unseat "One for My Baby" as the supreme saloon song.

    Birthday Wishes, Halloween Dreams

  • The result is a bravely thoughtful mood piece, dominated by the half-spoken March 11, 1962, which chronicles her agonising phone call with her birth mother, who refused to meet her.

    Mary Gauthier: The Foundling

  • (Soundbite of song) Mr. RACHID TAHA (Singer): (Singing in foreign language) EYRE: The dark chord changes, torn-up half-spoken vocals and seasonings of electronica are quintessential Rachid Taha, and so are the idiosyncratic lyrics.

    Rachid Taha: Algerian Roots, American Rock 'n' Roll

  • Aaron Weiss stands apart with his half-sung, half-spoken lyrics about spirituality and philosophy.

    Melissa DAgnese: MewithoutYou Melds Musical Genres At Bowery Ballroom

  • Aaron Weiss stands apart with his half-sung, half-spoken lyrics about ...

    Melissa DAgnese: MewithoutYou Melds Musical Genres At Bowery Ballroom

  • Later, when we get to the half-spoken, half-rapped part of Thriller made famous by Vincent Price, they go at it in unison:

    Billie Jean in Baghdad

  • Murphy comes strolling out as the jerry-curled crooner Randy Watson, singing a perfect parody of half-sung/half-spoken sexy soul with his cheesy band Sexual Chocolate.

    Top 10 Fictitious Bands in Movies » Scene-Stealers

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