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  • n. Plural form of high-hat.


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  • City high-hats, many of whom had attended the Barnes party, came after Butler with all their might.

    Devil Dog

  • “Look how he hands out the choicest bits to the two high-hats,” Harry Morris said.

    A Furnace Afloat

  • The double-tracked high-hats accidentally bounce left and right in the stereo field.

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  • American Don and watch how they turn Total Life Forever into a rhythmic avalanche of interloping guitar patterns and paradiddled high-hats.

    Glorious Noise

  • Echols quotes Peter Shapiro, the author of "Turn the Beat Around: The Secret History of Disco," who noted the track's "hissing high-hats, the thumping bass sound, the surging momentum, the uplifting horns, the strings taking flight."

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  • Between the wailing trombone solos and twinkling high-hats of a New Orleans-style jazz funeral, Barry has published a posthumous edition of his friend's journal in song, describing images of a freight-train hopper's heaven.

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  • Lastly for now, another item from the intersection of sports and high-hats: fresh video of Bishop Pete Carril -- conducting a diocesan basketball clinic:

    Whispers in the Loggia

  • Stuttering high-hats typical of southern bass music accompanied the basic drum sounds, which were, unusual for hip-hop and R&B of this period, severely gated to create short, strong sounds.

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  • The fragility of the verse gives way to a chorus knocked around by crashing high-hats and chugging riffs.

    Dallas Observer | Complete Issue

  • We put that record out and dance beats were in vogue, 16th high-hats and stuff like that, were really popular.

    Aquarium Drunkard: Music Blog


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