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Title: Music
Post by: liquidsilver on July 30, 2018, 12:01:14 PM
Share your thoughts on the latest popular music artists.
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Post by: FlyingVProd on July 30, 2018, 06:56:06 PM
We need to have a Woodstock concert on our Southern Border, to show our love for Mexicans, and to raise money to hire lawyers to battle on behalf of our Latino immigrants, etc.

We can get the Chili Peppers, probably...



And a million other bands from Venice, California, and I bet Carlos Santana would play. 

I bet a lot of bands would want to play. The backlash against putting children in cages is not over yet.


Tony V.
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Post by: ffleate on August 07, 2018, 08:20:03 PM
Share your thoughts on the latest popular music artists.

It may not feature the latest popular music, but it's always good to know where the retro stuff is when you are feeling nostalgic (or hosting Jazz Age party)--  Cladrite Streaming Radio, featuring the best from the 1920s,'30s and '40s  :
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Post by: bodiddley on August 08, 2018, 01:49:57 AM
Okay, I might give that a try.

Damn, I missed both of Louis Armstrong's birthdays this year.
I was busy for the Aug 4 one.

It's odd but I've found that most of my favorite songs are discoveries of mine and largely unknown. 

Such as my Trump Admin theme song: Bad News, Bad Times by gospel great Marion Williams.
Or my favorite jazz vocal Ain't No Use by Sarah Vaughan
My favorite Gospel tune: Sail Away by Albertina Walker
Some favorite Soul:
Yesterday is Gone by Jimmy McCracklin
Blues, Tears & Sorrow - John Williams
Give Her a Call - Gil Scott Heron
Same goes for 50's R&B, but probably doubled

Sometimes it's a well-known song, but an obscure cover version is a favorite of mine:
Such as Edwin Starr's version of My Sweet Lord
Or Marion Williams rendition of I Shall Be Released

As for the old jazz you tout:
Draggin' My Heart Around - Al Cooper & his Savoy Sultans -
Imagination - Bennie Moten
Blues I Love to Sing - Adelaide Hall w/ Duke Ellington

It just seems that a large % of my favorite tunes had to be unearthed and virtually nobody else is listening to.  Odd and a little sad maybe.
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Post by: barton on August 08, 2018, 08:37:54 AM
Want to check those out.   Some are so obscure I don't find a wiki for them.... Like I found Stevie Knicks Draggin my heart  around but not the AL Cooper one.  Think we've got Sarah Vaughn in a storage shed,  but don't know if that one.  Some of those got hit with mold and need new jackets.   

I play too little jazz on the piano... Can do some Gershwin,  Brubeck,  Ramsey Lewis,  Monk (round midnight of course), Rollins,  but not much.  Pre-jazz,  like Confrey and Waller is fun to play.   I do this weird mix song that blends Putting on the Ritz and Unsquare Dance,  maybe I should put that on utube sometime.
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Post by: bankshot1 on August 16, 2018, 10:51:27 AM

In a world with not enough nobility, she was royalty.

A very sad day

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Post by: barton on September 01, 2018, 12:14:37 AM
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Post by: FlyingVProd on September 11, 2018, 05:26:21 PM
We've got to get ourselves back to the Garden...


Tony V.
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Post by: barton on September 29, 2018, 06:39:45 PM

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Post by: barton on October 03, 2018, 08:59:36 PM

Dear lord don't let me die now...
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Post by: FlyingVProd on October 26, 2018, 06:28:03 PM
The Doors

"Spanish Caravan"

Carry me Caravan take me away 
Take me to Portugal, take me to Spain 
Andalusia with fields full of grain 
I have to see you again and again 
Take me, Spanish Caravan 
Yes, I know you can 

Trade winds find Galleons lost in the sea 
I know where treasure is waiting for me 
Silver and gold in the mountains of Spain 
I have to see you again and again 
Take me, Spanish Caravan 
Yes, I know you can



Tony V.
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Post by: oilcan on November 26, 2018, 05:09:02 PM

Was going to post this last Friday....
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Post by: Hamilton Samuels on November 26, 2018, 09:33:44 PM (
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Post by: barton on December 06, 2018, 11:19:08 PM
Help.   I'm trying to track down a music video from the seventies,  which has a quartet of snl players (one of them Chevy Chase, another probably Belushi)  with just their white-painted faces against a black background,  each face making silly expressions in rhythm with some classical piece of music.   Google has failed me.   Anyone remember this with any specificity that would help me track it down?  Or maybe it was a bit before SNL,  with Second City players?   

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Post by: bodiddley on December 07, 2018, 03:25:52 AM
Sounds familiar.  So I'd assume it was an SNL skit.
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Post by: FlyingVProd on February 14, 2019, 11:48:08 PM
When you are running down our country you are walking on the fighting side of me.


Tony V.
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Post by: barton on February 18, 2019, 06:00:05 PM
This guy is one of a group of young blues/boogie/ragtime pianists who are keeping  these genres alive.  Luca is amazing.  Click on his Boogie Woogie Stomp, too.

Also check out the virtuosic Stephanie Trick, who is a fan and gifted interpreter of Jelly Roll Morton, Albert Ammons, Fats Waller, James Johnson, Art Tatum.

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Post by: FlyingVProd on March 16, 2019, 01:09:46 AM
Patsy Cline

"Tennessee Waltz"

This is stuff you can dance to.


Tony V.
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Post by: bodiddley on March 16, 2019, 01:51:17 AM
Maybe this is well known and I'm just late to the party, but last night a guy showed me a very cool tech feature on my mobile phone.

I had music playing on my phone without headphones, like a radio, when I popped into a shop.  And another customer liked the song (Express Yourself by Charles Wright) pulled out his phone opened wechat -- a messaging and payment app everyone in China uses -- shakes his phone and it listens to maybe 5 seconds of the song I'm playing and it finds the song and downloads it to his phone.

Super-easy to share songs.  I just tried this at home and it listens for 4 or 5 seconds and then takes another 2 or 3 seconds to match it and locate the song.  And this can be any part of a song, not just the opening . 

Not sure how often this will be useful, but pretty impressive.  Blew my mind.  I am going to have to play with this.  And figure out how to make it useful.  I might just start asking people I know what their favorite song or two is, get them to play it, so I can swipe it.  Unfortunately this would be better if I weren't in China.
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Post by: bodiddley on March 16, 2019, 03:14:11 AM
I imagine it won't work for more obscure music -- like some Sun Ra for instance.  And it had trouble with a very slow song (Dark Was the Night by Blind Willie Johnson). 

Edit:  I just tested Dark Was the Night starting from the beginning, and it knew the song after maybe 3 seconds of the opening.  It just had trouble with the slow middle part. 
Well, I tried again with a slow middle part with some humming and it worked fine. 

It seems to be less good on jazz.  A few Mary Lou Williams songs stumped it.  But it did find Machito songs just fine.  And Bennie Moten tunes.  Even one out of two on Al Cooper and the Savoy Sultans.  Not bad.

On to semi-obscure soul, it didn't do well.
Onesy Mack's I Do Believe I'm Losing You not only stumped it but came up with a few false matches, including a nice Brendel classical music piece.  It has no clue who Eldridge Holmes is (recorded for soul for Allen Toussaint).  Most disappointing it couldn't find Earl King's great Hard River to Cross which isn't that old or obscure.  Came up with a movie sound track piece the first time and then The Ladybug Song on a retry. 

Overall, it's really impressive.
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Post by: bodiddley on March 16, 2019, 03:25:50 AM
Besides getting song recs from friends, another use I can think of is when traveling.  I'm heading to Armenia and Azerbaijan soon, and I wonder if it can find their music.  If I hear a tune on the car radio or in a café, I could shake my phone and not only know what the tune is and who is doing it, but have a copy on my phone.

When in Romania there was a tune that kept popping up on the radio which had a good little horn riff I liked.  We didn't even listen to the radio that much, and must have heard that tune about 5 times.  But I have no idea what it was.  With this app, I'd know (well, if the app could recognize the tune and had it in its database).  There are plenty of Asian songs here, including one nice song I just got as a mistaken result for Hard River To Cross, but whether it includes Romanian and Caucusian music I have no idea.  Would have been good to try in Israel and Jordan where we heard a fair amount of Egyptian music.
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Post by: barton on March 16, 2019, 01:22:19 PM
Would be really useful if it could search across all genres of music and would work if you sang or whistled a theme or riff into it.  I often have such, that I can't remember who did it, and would find that handy.  There is a site that you can input a few notes on a blank treble clef ledger, and it will search for classical themes.  I have to have my piano or KB with me, to use that, though.  And it's picky about precise time values for each note, you can't just throw in a line of quarter notes unless it happens to be all quarter notes.  And if it's a complex syncopation between bassline and treble, like say the intro to Vipers Drag (Waller), it's useless.  And contrapuntal is out, obviously.
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Post by: oilcan on March 18, 2019, 01:05:32 PM
RIP Dick Dale, musical pioneer of 20th century rock, king of surf music, father of heavy metal.  Imploder of eardrums.

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Post by: barton on March 21, 2019, 10:03:34 AM

Fun with today's google doodle.  You and JS Bach compose together. 
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Post by: barton on March 21, 2019, 12:52:26 PM
Or, in Bach's case, decompose.  Ha!

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Post by: josh on March 21, 2019, 10:29:58 PM
Or, in Bach's case, decompose.  Ha!

Fuguet about it!
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Post by: oilcan on March 24, 2019, 12:25:39 PM
Help help me rondo!
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Post by: barton on May 30, 2019, 06:59:03 PM
RIP great jazz, ragtime, blues performer and Panama hat wearer Leon Redbone. 

Please don't talk about him when he's gone.

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Post by: FlyingVProd on June 05, 2019, 03:51:14 PM
Here is a video of Ariana Grande doing a duet with Andrea Bocelli, it is beautiful...

I would love to hire Ariana to play the lead role in my film "Echo, A Rock and Roll Tragedy." We will see what happens.


Tony V.
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Post by: oilcan on June 07, 2019, 01:14:04 PM
RIP Dr. John

He was in the right place....must have been the wrong time.

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Post by: barton on July 04, 2019, 10:13:16 AM
Yarrow was sentenced to three months in jail over a 1969 episode in which the 14-year-old and her 17-year-old sister went to his hotel seeking an autograph and he answered the door naked.

Yarrow dropped from music festival for acting the way young people did in the sixties, when it was the sixties.  Have social media shaming dogpiles gained too much control over our decisions?   
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Post by: bodiddley on July 04, 2019, 11:12:20 AM
Louis Armstrong Birthday Broadcast all day 4 July.
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Post by: FlyingVProd on August 11, 2019, 02:36:12 PM
I have a friend who was in the band Suicidal Tendencies, Jon Nelson, and a guy who played bass, Louiche Mayorga, formed a band named Luicidal, and they did a version of the hit "Institutionalized" in Spanish with a Latina singer, Ceci Bastida, it turned out pretty cool.


Tony V.
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Post by: FlyingVProd on August 20, 2019, 12:47:09 AM
There is a new Springsteen cinema event coming out in October.

It looks like it will be something that the Bruce Spingsteen fans are going to love.


Tony V.
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Post by: josh on September 06, 2019, 09:43:33 PM

It is to laugh!
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Post by: oilcan on September 16, 2019, 12:20:42 PM
With vinyl, you can almost hear what kind of plaster they used on the walls of the concert hall.  Glad to see this form of analog hanging in there.

RIP Ric Ocasek.  Wherever he goes, let the good times roll.  A master of earworms. 
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Post by: bodiddley on September 23, 2019, 11:38:54 AM
Coltrane's Birthday.

Coltrane radio all day Monday Spet 23:
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Post by: barton on September 23, 2019, 05:57:35 PM
IIRC the first jazz I ever heard was Coltrane - my uncle playing a record with Equinox on it.  He also played Miles Davis' Freddie Freeloader a lot.   I felt fortunate, later, to have been exposed to many musical genres early in my life.   
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Post by: bodiddley on September 24, 2019, 03:33:03 AM
I'm a big Jazz fan, but to be honest Coltrane (and Miles) don't do it for me.  From that era, I'm more of a Mingus, Sun Ra, Cannonball Adderley kinda guy.

I like Coltrane when he teams up with Monk.
Some of his ballad work is good too.
As for his latter spiritual period for which he became legendary, I find it all overdone and somewhat grating.  I prefer Pharoah Sanders in a similar vein, or Albert Ayler's ramshackle approach.  Or Sun Ra's cosmic take.

It's kind of odd, because Miles and Coltrane are giants of jazz, I'm a giant jazz fan, but I just don't take to their music at all.  Maybe it has something to do with Mingus-Cannonball having more connections to roots music -- gospel and blues -- and those two plus Sun Ra having a sense of humor.  While Mingus and Ra both hark back to Duke Ellington and swing. 

Maybe Coltrane and Miles are a bit too musiciany and self-serious for my taste.  Maybe I should one day just download a dozen albums form each and plow through and see if I "get" them.  If nothing else I should be able to pull together a one hour playlist for each.  But it's funny how I react to most Miles and most Coltrane.  Like eating Brussels sprouts when I was a kid, something clashes with my sensibility.

Btw, I like Brussels Sprouts now, and they are a terrific vegetable in miso soup, as they don't go mushy and taste good with the miso.
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Post by: barton on September 24, 2019, 10:21:58 PM
I recall hearing some Mingus and liking it.   When I learned piano, I played a fair amount of Ellington...Satin Doll is irresistible, if you play piano and can even halfway knock it out, it makes you sound better than you are.  Sophisticated Lady, A Train, Solitude, Mood Indigo, also favorites, though one of the kids absconded with my anthology, so I need to get it replaced.  I will listen to some Cannonball, because I'm mostly unfamiliar with him and I like stuff that comes from roots music.   The spouse was playing some gospely thing the other day, "Rain Down," or something like that, and I was reminded how great that stuff is, how joyful.   
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Post by: bodiddley on September 25, 2019, 02:24:29 AM
Well, I'll give you some Cannonball recs.
If I have time later I can even set up a drop where you can get the songs.  But it's pretty easy these days to download any music you want.

Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (I prefer the 5 minute live version with Cannonball's fine little spoken intro).  A very infectious gospel jazz tune which became a surprising instrumental hit in 1966.

Sack o Woe  & Jive Samba
These two get at the heart of Cannonball, but both are 10 mins long.  Great stuff.

The Happy People -- A Brazilian jazz romp.  Just sounds like huge fun.  I like the whistle as an instrument.

I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water -- a blazing blues romp with Lou Rawls just killing it on vocals.  Dynamite.

Save Your Love for Me -- Nancy Wilson on vocals with minimal backing.  Nancy Wilson was a Cannonball discovery, and this is just pure Nancy.  A gem.

Why Am I Treated So Bad -- in the vein of Mercy, Mercy, Mercy with a similar that blues-gospel organ carrying things along.

Kelly Blue -- low key Cannonball, where you can hear his playing quite well.

Tengo Tango - a jazz tango written by his brother Nat, as cannonball explains in the intro.  Interesting concept. 

African Waltz -- a bit brassy and noisy, but also a lot of fun.

Due to the times a changing, Cannonball often incorporated gospel or soul and blues in with jazz.  Or gave Brazilian-jazz a try.  There's a real joy to his work.  And he's got such a great tone.
He also gave clever and informative intros to his tunes, which helped make them more accessible.  Really Cannonball live captured his work better than in studio,so they even started doing studio albums with a live audience.
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Post by: bodiddley on September 25, 2019, 06:01:27 AM
Mingus (and Sun Ra) have easy ins for someone who likes Ellington, as they performed plenty of homages to Duke.

Pussy Cat Dues is one such Mingus ode to Duke.

Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting is full-throated Mingus jazz but, as the title suggests, with some revival gospel in the mix.

Mingus' version of Moanin' is classic, and keeps a solid blues fell to the proceedings.

Original Faubus Fables is a pretty potent protest song, with a sense of humor.

Eat That Chicken & Oh Lord Please Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me are both accessible and humorous and pointed political-social barbs.

Better Get Hit in Your Soul (like Fables of Faubus) is a reworking of an earlier tune.  And quintessential Mingus.

The Clown is a semi-improvised jazz-story with Jean Shepard narrating. ("real fine town Pittsburgh") Terrific. 

Otherwise, Tonight at Noon, Hora Decubitus, Haitian Fight Song and Pithecanthropus Erectus are all classic long form Mingus tunes that really get to the heart of what he was.

Others might have different favorites, but those are a dozen classics, and I think the first 8 are quite accessible.  It all depends where you're coming from and what you like.

Since you play piano you should check out Myself When I Am Real, from Mingus' solo piano album.  Beautiful.  (He was a great bassist who dabbled on piano).

I'm pretty surprised that I didn't already have a Mingus playlist formulated.  I quickly threw 15 songs into a setlist, but will need to reorder and fine-tune and add more.
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Post by: barton on September 25, 2019, 01:26:04 PM
I'm bookmarking this page.  You sort of had me at "Brazilian jazz romp."  Thanks, Bo, for all the breadcrumbs to follow.  Yeah, I have no trouble finding the tracks, so this will be fun.

 Jazz, generally, is something I heard in early life, ignored too much in the middle, and now I'm finding my way back to it.  Discovering the power of chords, on the piano, really got me back to jazz - the diminished seventh and ninth, modal scales, the 2-5-1 progression in sevenths, etc.  It got me back to the awareness that most pop songs are statements, whereas jazz is an exploration.  And how can exploring not be incredible fun? 

And how will I resist a jazz number called "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water" ?  Heh.   
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Post by: bodiddley on September 25, 2019, 03:38:54 PM
And how will I resist a jazz number called "I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water" ?  Heh.   

Actually it's an old blues tune dating to the Depression.  But Lou Rawl blazes through it with Cannonball's band providing outstanding backup.  A great version.  The spoken intro is great too.

I think it matters where you're coming from and your point of reference.  If you like Duke, Mingus has some kind of dukish songs.  I recced just one, Pussy Cat Dues.

With more difficult artists, like say Ornette Coleman or Cecil Taylor, usually the best to start is with their first album or two, because you can see where they veered off, and their style isn't fully developed or as detached from the earlier traditions. 

For instance Mingus' first two albums have plenty of covers of jazz standards, such as I'll Remember April.  And hearing how a new musician approaches a familiar tune is also a good way of understanding their approach.

Cannonball does a rendition of Fiddler on the Roof which is pretty solid.  But I like plenty of Cannonball better than that.

My three favorite Mingus albums: Oh Yeah, Ah Um, and The Clown.  I assume most folks don't listen to albums much these days.  But it is a way to hear the art as it used to be and was intended to be heard.  Cannonball didn't make great studio albums, so his catalog lends itself to pilfering and making a playlist.
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Post by: josh on September 30, 2019, 03:59:44 AM
Some blues...
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Post by: FlyingVProd on November 01, 2019, 03:40:00 PM
Here is a music video that my neighbor, Erik Umland, made, he writes all of his own music, and he sings and plays every instrument, plus he is an expert at recording.


Tony V.
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Post by: FlyingVProd on November 12, 2019, 12:16:37 AM
For everything there is a season.


Tony V.
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Post by: barton on December 27, 2019, 09:13:32 PM

Seasonal blast from the past, Too Much Heaven....
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Post by: oilcan on March 07, 2020, 08:04:35 PM
RIP McCoy Tyner, jazz master.

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Post by: bodiddley on March 08, 2020, 06:04:20 AM
I only saw McCoy Tyner once in NYC, down in the Village circa 1984.  He was pretty flashy, trilling up and down the keyboard.  Technically impressive.  He could do alot.
Unfortunately, he was playing with Ron Carter who had a cast on his leg, kept looking at his watch and clearly wanted to be elsewhere.  That performance didn't last longer than it was obligated to.
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Post by: barton on March 08, 2020, 01:25:22 PM
Pretty amazing when he went solo... here's Autumn Leaves...

Can't decide if I prefer Tyner's interpretation of My Favorite Things or Brubeck's - both outstanding in different ways.   
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Post by: barton on March 21, 2020, 08:32:50 PM
 Eight miles out of Memphis and I got no spare...

RIP Kenny Rogers. 
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Post by: barton on March 24, 2020, 10:17:41 AM

It's not wearing shoes so it must be Paul?
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Post by: bodiddley on April 22, 2020, 03:10:48 AM
Mingus Mingus Mingus Birthday broadcast, all day April 22 (
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Post by: barton on April 22, 2020, 09:34:39 AM
Will check it out.  Thanks,  Bo.
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Post by: bodiddley on April 22, 2020, 10:24:40 AM
For the morning segments, they seem to be focusing more on lesser known Mingus particularity his early group and trio work before he was a leader.  A lot with vibes, as Mingus joined Lionel Hampton for a year in 1947-48, and was with the Red Norvo trio (with Tal Farlow on guitar) 1950-51 and they recorded a lot.
From '52-55, Mingus played bass with a lot of the bebop stars of the day, and that would be interesting to me.  The birthday show also jumped to early 70's Mingus for a bit, continuing the lesser-known theme.

So far when I've been listening, very little classic fire-breathing Mingus leading his own band.  More restrained early fare, and you have to remind yourself to listen to the bass.  Mingus was a terrific bass player, and this shows some of his early training.  Mingus was always fond of standards and especially Ellington.  He even called himself Baron Mingus for a time! in his early 20's in the late 1940's trying to make a name for himself.  He didn't lack for confidence.  If you want prime, classic roaring Mingus, probably the afternoon or evening portions.

One thing I noticed is that DJ's seemed to switch somewhat frequently, every 2 or 3 hours apparently.  And they keep saying that this was pre-recorded, which is odd.  It took me a while to figure out why.  Covid-20 (I'm staying up to date, none of that last year stuff for me).  I'm assuming since this project was scheduled well in advance -- hell, since the 1970's -- they had DJ's come in and record their Mingus segments when a studio would be empty and few around.  Usually it's all done radio live. 
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Post by: FlyingVProd on April 26, 2020, 09:46:19 PM
I need to check out some of the new Christian metal bands, in the realm of Stryper, I need to have more balance, I cannot just listen to all devil bands, I need to have some good Christian music going through my head when I ride down the street on my bicycle.

There is Narrow Intercession too, which is cool Christian music that a friend made, Jon Nelson, if you are into Christian music you can check it out.

I need to start listening to Christian music more, and I need to buy some Christian CDs at FYE, I hope they carry Christian music.


Tony V.
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Post by: bodiddley on April 27, 2020, 06:31:22 AM
You want good Christian music?   Check out Marion Williams, Albertina Walker, Mahalia Jackson, etc.  100 years of recorded music, so there's plenty of great gospel tunes out there.

Here's a Gospel Mix I made and placed on these here internets a few years back.
That's a pretty good sampling of classic gospel music.

But gospel music has had a long and varied lineage.
For instance for some jazz-funk gospel, try Mary Lou Williams Praise The Lord.  A song I slip into many playlists as it's so rowdy and infectious.

For rock-gospel, which you seem to be leaning towards, try Spirit in the Sky- Norman Greenbaum or Jesus is Just Alright - Art Reynolds Singers did the original version.  In the late 60's and early 70's hippies and rockers often took the idea of Jesus seriously and there were interesting songs written.  And of course Dylan famously ventured into Christianity for a a period and a bunch of albums.

Actually I just did a search of my music files for "Jesus" and came away with 184 songs and 9.4 hours of sanctified stylings.
It's only recently I discovered searching your music files for a specific term.

I like when artists try to update the concept of Jesus and Christianity to keep it relevant to the changes and new times.  I'm listening to a gospel song called Jesus Done Blew My Mind, and it's pretty much straight gospel, but from the title you can guess the time frame it was recorded.

Btw, The Jesus & Mary Chain have a song entitled Bo Diddley is Jesus. Sort of a stripped down garage-band punk-techno hybrid sonic blast which doesn't do much for me.  But for anyone who concurs, I can tell you where to send donations ...
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Post by: barton on April 27, 2020, 01:14:05 PM

Geo Harrison - my sweet lord

Depeche - personal jesus

Doobie bros - jesus just alright (hadn't heard the original art reynolds)

ZZ top - Jesus just left chicago

Tom Waits - Jesus gonna be here
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Post by: bodiddley on April 27, 2020, 02:00:24 PM
I love Edwin Starr's rendition of My Sweet Lord.
A real favorite of mine.
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Post by: bodiddley on April 29, 2020, 05:16:36 PM
Duke Ellington Radio until midnight:
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Post by: barton on May 09, 2020, 11:42:12 AM
Banks had a great post on Little Richard over in the Trump thread.   I hope we can move the topic of that great,  now late,  rock icon over here.

Fun fact:  L R could only play piano in three keys.   Well,  that's all you need,  really. 
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Post by: bodiddley on May 09, 2020, 12:07:29 PM
Little Richard was great.  Listen to Don Covay's first recordings and he's totally imitating Little Richard.  Little Richard himself swiped his famous Whoooo! from gospel great Marion Williams.

In college, I was interested in this girl named Jenna, so for Valentine's Day I gave her a flower, a poem I modified, and a 45 record of Little Richard's Jenny, Jenny which she had never heard.

One time on Chinese TV, they were showing some US star search type show.  A performer finishes belting out a tune.  They go to the judges.  One of them was Little Richard.  LR: "Whoooo! Oh honey.  That made my big toe stand up straight in my boot!"

A random classic LR moment.
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Post by: bodiddley on May 09, 2020, 12:40:43 PM
I have a compilation: Little Richard the Formative Years 1951-1953.
And on both ballads and uptempo numbers, mostly Little Richard sounds a lot like R&B singer Roy Brown, who was tearing up the race charts back then.
It's solid stuff, but derivative.  And LR sings with a deeper voice in that blues shouter mode (think Jackie Wilson, Roy Brown, Wynonie Harris).

It's interesting how short-lived the careers of many of the rock pioneers were. 
Little Richard had 2 or 3 prime years, and then retired for a while.  Buddy Holly went down in a plane crash.  Chuck Berry got tossed in the clink.  Jerry Lee Lewis faded into country music.  Elvis disappeared into anodyne movies for a long stretch.  Bo Diddley had a 4 year or so run.  Fats Domino had a pretty good run, but NO R&B/rock got left behind.

Kind of wonder about the history of rock and roll if white British boys didn't take it up with a vengeance. 

One early rock great who was fairly similar to Little Richard -- they were labelmates at Specialty in NO in the mid-late '50's --  but is largely forgotten today = Larry Williams.  Bony Maronie, Slow Down.  Dizzy Miss Lizzy.  Short Fat Fanny.  The very funky She Said Yeah, which the Stones covered early on.
He tried to keep up with the times, hooked up with Johnny Guitar Watson for a time.  Wake Up is a great piece of black consciousness soul.  Died in 1980 in suspicious circumstances.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: bodiddley on May 09, 2020, 02:22:04 PM
I never did get to see Little Richard.  During the period when I was catching a lot of aging musical greats -- 1981-87 -- Little Richard didn't appear in NYC to my knowledge.  I was once scheduled to see Fats Domino at the Bottom Line club, but for some reason I called before we left and he had cancelled.  We ended up with Plan B which was catching Big Jay McNeely, an R&B sax honker, who put on a terrific show, walking down the bar blowing, and on top of tables.

Among Little Richard contemporaries, I did see Bo Diddley a few times; Big Joe Turner; James Brown -- and Little Richard followers such as Wilson Pickett, Bobby Womack, Sly Stone, etc.  The 80's in NYC was a very fertile time&place to catch live music from Jazz, R&B, Soul and Blues greats.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on May 20, 2020, 09:26:44 AM
The Google doodle this morning was honoring Bruddah Iz,  who would be sixty-one today.   Due to extreme morbid obesity,  he is somewhere over the rainbow. 
Title: Re: Music
Post by: Echo4 on June 17, 2020, 03:15:13 AM
Coming out soon is Neil Young's Homegrown - an album he recorded in 1975, but decided not to release. Until now!

I'm moderately excited!
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on June 19, 2020, 02:47:49 PM
"is this song racist? "

A Key & Peele video,  for Juneteenth...

Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on June 22, 2020, 08:54:46 AM
Tom Petty's Family Doesn't Want Trump Using His Music For A 'Campaign Of Hate'

Hopefully,  the family won't back down.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: bodiddley on October 06, 2020, 12:53:38 AM
I just ran across Joni Mitchell's version of Leaving on a Jet Plane.  Not sure how I missed it before, but it's really great.  Most of the other versions are nice but a bit overly folk/pop.
Edit: forgot to mention that the opening of Mitchell's Jet Plane sounds like it was swiped by Kevin Smith for the opening to Joey Lauren Adam's singing Alive in chasing Amy.

Was thinking maybe folks could share little known cover versions that they think are great.

Since I started off with Joni Mitchell covering Jet Plane, let me rec Richard Thompson covering Joni's Woodstock from 2000.
The video doesn't add much imo (except Joni in the audience) -- I prefer just listening to the audio without the vid.

And here's an old video of Joni Mitchell doing Woodstock, one of her very first performances of the song:

But i'm always looking for good music, so if anyone wants to drop some song recs.
I thought we'd start with covers ...
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on October 06, 2020, 06:47:52 PM
I will look around for some underrated covers.   

RIP guitar god EVH.   

To hear some virtuosic "tapping" method,  try "Eruption" or "Spanish Fly"...
Title: Re: Music
Post by: FlyingVProd on October 06, 2020, 11:44:35 PM
Rest in peace Eddie Van Halen.

I saw Van Halen live for the Diver Down concert at the Great Western Forum. We had great seats and it was a great concert.
I snuck in 45 joints, I would light a joint and hit it and pass it, we were so high, and we got everyone around us high.
David Lee Roth was drunk, and forgot the words, but Eddie Van Halen was great. And Alex Van Halen was great.
May Eddie rest in peace, and I said a prayer for his family.
Tony V.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: Hamilton Samuels on October 08, 2020, 10:56:12 AM
President Trump mourns the loss of Eddie Van Halen: (
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on October 08, 2020, 12:44:09 PM
Very mean,  and very funny!   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: oilcan on October 30, 2020, 09:08:16 PM
Bart was mentioning very repetitive songs to listen to while standing in a long line to vote,   like Brick House,  or We Got the Funk.   May I offer....

Kool and the Gang,  "Get Down On It. "   

And my favorite,  though not quite as repetitive...

Ba de ya!   

I liked Bo's mixtape suggestions for that voting line -- should bring that over here.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: bodiddley on October 31, 2020, 07:49:15 AM
Election Line Blues:
1. Bad News, Bad Times - Marion Williams
2. Waiting in Vain - Bob Marley
3. Suffering in the Land - Jimmy Cliff (surprisingly upbeat considering the title)
Dock of the Bay - Aaron Neville
Sitting Here in Limbo - Jimmy Cliff
Many Rivers to Cross - Jimmy Cliff
Long and Winding Road - Beatles

I was trying to think of songs related to voting but couldn't come up with much.
Power to the People - John Lennon
(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People - The Chi-lites

I think Marvin Gaye's What's Going On? works.

This seems to tie in with my coronavirus playlist:
Fever - Little Willie John or Peggy Lee
Rockin' Pneumonia & the Boogie Woogie - Huey Piano Smith
Ventilator Blues - Rolling Stones
Little Bit of Soap - Garnett Mimms
Ode to Billie Joe - Sinead O'Connor or Bobbie Gentry
("there was a virus going round Papa caught it and he died last year")

I've Got You Under My Skin - Frank Sinatra (or Stuff Smith's humorous take)
Sick And Tired - Chris Kenner
Sea Cruise - Frankie Ford (from back in March when cruise ships were floating death villages)
High Fever Blues - Bukka White
Old Fart at Play - Captain Beefheart
(in which the intricate face mask and important breather hole alternative is explained)
Stayin' at Home - Fats Waller
Ain't Misbehaving - Fats Waller
The Whole World Needs Liberation - James Brown
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on October 31, 2020, 12:26:28 PM
More covid playlist:

Cold as Ice -- Foreigner
Every Breath You Take -- Police
St James Infirmary
25 or 6 to Four -- Chicago
Keeping Out of Mischief Now - Waller

And,  for weathering MAGA hat wearing relatives....

What a Fool Believes (Doobie bros)
The Fool on the Hill (Beatles)
Give Stupidity a Chance (Pet Shop Boys) (very timely song)
How to be Dumb (Costello)
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on November 01, 2020, 11:14:06 AM
How on earth did I forget Woody Guthrie,  for the long voting line playlist?

Title: Re: Amazing guitarist
Post by: barton on December 09, 2020, 07:53:46 PM

Gabriella Quevedo,  fingerstyle guitar,  Sultans of Swing

Brick in the Wall. 

Title: Re: Music
Post by: bankshot1 on December 25, 2020, 10:36:29 AM
Just came across Bo's covid playlist.

What now seems ages ago,  way back in early March,  I started a "My My, My, My, Corona" songs for the coming pandemic, on my other primary social media outlet.

Here's a link to it. (

I kicked it off with

So as we face the pandemic virus here in the USA and the prospect of it mutliplying faster than a Heather Locklear shampoo reccomendation

I started to wonder about a quarantine play list tailored to the disease du jour/semaine/mois/annee or until Trump discovers a cure

Sick songs is where I'm going

Lets start with

Robert Palmer's "Dr. Dr."

Huey "Piano" Smith's phenomenal "Rockin' Pneumonia"

and Shel's Silverstein's "Don't give a dose"

there are probably several hundred tunes.

so have fun and wear a mask

Merry X-mas.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on December 31, 2020, 05:18:26 PM

RIP Claude Bolling,  jazz piano great. 
Title: Re: Music
Post by: josh on January 03, 2021, 04:38:28 PM

Gerry of Gerry and the Pacemakers died today.

I understand that the plan is to bury cross the Mersey.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on January 03, 2021, 05:26:56 PM
I hope a pacemaker didn't fail him.   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on January 26, 2021, 09:31:02 PM

Is this one of the worst music videos of the eighties? 

Sorry about the pacemaker joke.   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on February 11, 2021, 07:45:32 PM
 RIP Chick Corea,  who managed to drop out of both Columbia and Julliard and then have a stellar career in jazz.   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: bodiddley on February 27, 2021, 11:11:05 PM
Double Shot of my Baby's Love added to my CoronaVirus playlist ...
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on March 17, 2021, 08:54:21 PM
Just listened to a couple tracks of Stacey Kent,  a jazz singer I'd never heard of.   Really good stuff.   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: bodiddley on March 20, 2021, 01:32:47 AM
Kent was part of the 2nd wave of the 90's jazz revival.  First recordings 1997.
Suddenly everyone started putting out albums of jazz standards in the early 2000's.
Then everyone moved on.

I really like Kent's version of Little White Lies.
And she does a nice job with More Than You Know.
Both with classy arrangements.
Kent also collaborated songwriting with Kazuo Ishiguro .
Let me know any other Stacey Kent songs you think are aces.
I haven't delved too far.  But she has a nice voice.

Other jazz singers from the early 90's jazz revival:
Nnenna Freelon
Sepia Wing & I Thought About You are top-notch.

Holly Cole was also in the initial wave.
I'm not that fond of her voice, but she has sass and a theatrical presentation.
I like If I Were a Bell and the creative On The Street Where You LiveInvitation to the Blues and Train Song are very much Rickie Lee Jones imitations.  Cole seems to have fun and it comes through in her songs.

Jane Monheit was in the last wave, first album out in 2000.
I like her sultry stripped down version of Just Squeeze Me .
And love her version of Save Your Love For Me (one of my favorite songs) which really shows off her voice.

Trombonist Sarah Morrow is more in the serious jazz musician category, but her few ballads with vocals are beautiful.  Try:
It's Getting Late Now & You Stepped Out of a Dream
Those are on Morrow's terrific first album Sarah Morrow - Standards and Other Stories 2002 .

For some young, recent jazz singers/musicians try Bria Skonberg and Andrea Motis.
Both talented trumpeters who sing.  Motis is just 25, from Spain.

I probably should go to Youtube and check out what's there and find more Kent, Monheit, Freelon, Cole songs that I like.
I've already done that with Skonberg and Motis a couple years ago.
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Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on March 21, 2021, 08:48:38 PM
I will post a couple Stacey Kent tracks.   ATM I'm just hear to post a member of a Danish youth chorus singing Mozart's "Confutatis" to a koala toy that,  well...

Title: Re: Music
Post by: bodiddley on March 22, 2021, 01:29:26 PM
What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life?
Stacey Kent with her husband on guitar.  Lovely.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on March 22, 2021, 02:32:03 PM
That was one of the ones.  And this....In the Still of the Night

And this... So Nice

Occasionally reminds me of Shawn Colvin,  but with less smoke in her voice.   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: Oilcan on March 22, 2021, 02:52:02 PM
So Nice is a favorite bossa nova.   Aka Summer Samba.   It became elevator music,  but the good kind that made you want to stay in the elevator.   
Title: Re: Music
Post by: josh on April 20, 2021, 10:04:04 AM
"This cover of Bohemian Rhapsody using only Boomwhackers is amazing"
Title: Re: Music
Post by: barton on April 20, 2021, 04:22:32 PM
That is!

But why are they dressed pseudo-Western?  They're at Harvard aren't they?   And the tubes were invented by an MIT alum.   

It's doubly amazing because you don't usually use only a clipped percussive sound for the more sustained legato of Queen's musical theater style.   And yet it sounds fine.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: FlyingVProd on May 03, 2021, 02:29:10 PM

Put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee.


Tony V.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: Oilcan on May 23, 2021, 08:16:48 PM

Stairway to Gilligan's Island.

Title: Re: Music
Post by: FlyingVProd on June 02, 2021, 10:39:29 PM
I've been everywhere man...

L.A. Rats


Tony V.
Title: Re: Music
Post by: Barton3.0 on June 05, 2021, 03:48:40 PM
Cool,  Tony.   Rob Zombie has teamed up with a new supergroup.

I like the old Johnny Cash version,  too....


Usta B.  Barton
Title: Re: Music
Post by: Barton3.0 on July 28, 2021, 09:11:11 PM
RiP Dusty Hill,  ZZ Top bassist.   Died in his sleep,  at age 72.

Let's go out to Egypt 'cause it's in the plan
Sleep beside the pharaohs in the shifting sand
We'll look at some pyramids and check out some heads
Oh, we'll whip out our mattress 'cause there ain't no beds
Slip inside my sleeping bag
Slip inside my sleeping bag