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Carly Simon Signs With Starbucks' Hear Music

February 29, 2008 12:21 PM ET

Carly Simon has joined Paul McCartney, Joni Mitchell, Sia and her ex-husband James Taylor by signing with Starbucks' Hear Music label. The coffee giant will release Simon's new album This Kind of Love, the singer's first album of new material since 2000's The Bedroom Tapes, on April 29th. The thirteen-song album features a "Brazilian-heavy sound" and was produced by famed songwriter Jimmy Webb and Frank Filipetti. In other Simon news, the singer likely received a sales boost earlier this week when her "You're So Vain" was performed by Brooke White on American Idol.

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“Whoomp! (There It Is)”

Tag Team | 1993

Cecil Glenn — a.k.a., "D.C." — was a cook at Magic City, a nude dance club in Atlanta, when he first heard women shout "Whoomp — there it is!" Inspired by the party chant, he and partner Steve "Roll'n" Gibson wrote a song around it. Undaunted by label rejections, they borrowed $2,500 from Glenn's parents and pressed 800 singles, which quickly sold out in the Atlanta area. A record deal came soon after. Glenn said the song was meant for positive partying. "If you're going to say 'Whoomp there it is,' and you're doing something negative, we'd rather it not have come out of your mouth."

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