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« Reply #60 on: April 29, 2020, 05:16:36 PM »

Duke Ellington Radio until midnight:
http://wkcr.streamguys1.com/live.m3u
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« Reply #61 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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« Reply #62 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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« Reply #63 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.
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« Reply #64 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.
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« Reply #65 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. 
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« Reply #66 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!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homegrown_(Neil_Young_album)
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« Reply #67 on: June 19, 2020, 02:47:49 PM »

"is this song racist? "

A Key & Peele video,  for Juneteenth...

https://youtu.be/TLnUJzueBOQ

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« Reply #68 on: June 22, 2020, 08:54:46 AM »

Tom Petty's Family Doesn't Want Trump Using His Music For A 'Campaign Of Hate'

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/21/881444533/tom-pettys-family-doesn-t-want-trump-using-his-music-for-a-campaign-of-hate

Hopefully,  the family won't back down.
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« Reply #69 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. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h54rRq2SAv0
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: https://www.ouvirmusica.com.br/mitchell-joni/258301/

But i'm always looking for good music, so if anyone wants to drop some song recs.
I thought we'd start with covers ...
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« Reply #70 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"...

https://ultimateclassicrock.com/top-eddie-van-halen-guitar-solos/
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« Reply #71 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.
 
Salute,
 
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« Reply #72 on: October 08, 2020, 10:56:12 AM »

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« Reply #73 on: October 08, 2020, 12:44:09 PM »

Very mean,  and very funny!   
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« Reply #74 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....

https://youtu.be/GVQnUWQNKMg

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

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

https://youtu.be/DlSsIKn3HTU

Ba de ya!   

I liked Bo's mixtape suggestions for that voting line -- should bring that over here.
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