Pandora radio

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Pandora radio

Postby rhirvine » Mon May 02, 2011 8:23 pm

Someone who visits the chetboard told us about this specialized web radio site. I set up a Chet Atkins station for myself which I like but has anyone else noticed when it plays a Chet Atkins song it gives the bio of the Carter family and sisters with Chet as a side note within that. I'm surprised they don't have a brief biography of Chet himself. It does when it plays Merle Travis, Doc Watson or Jimmy Bryant etc.

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Re: Pandora radio

Postby RandeDager » Mon May 02, 2011 9:14 pm

Rich, I've used Pandora since late 2007 and I know what you mean. It is automated and "semi-intelligent" but I don't
know what algorithm it uses to match up artists with a particular musical style. When it chooses one, then it tries to
find background info to match that. Why it would leave out Chet's details, I'm not sure?
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Re: Pandora radio

Postby rhirvine » Mon May 02, 2011 11:55 pm

What I've noticed is that when it's Chet's name only on a song, e.g. Galloping Guitar it does the Carter Family bio for Chet. When it's Chet and say Tommy Emmanuel it does the Chet Atkins bio. I'll try to send them a message about that.

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Re: Pandora radio

Postby Mike Nye » Thu May 05, 2011 2:45 am

Try http://www.theradio.com or http://www.nexusradio.com

You'll have to play with 'em by continuously re-entering the artist's name that you want in the search field, and eventually you'll get just their music . . .
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