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To put a positive spin on things (because that is just the type of guy I am):

When speaking of the greatest singers of all time one person is never named, not even when speaking of the greatest female singers of all time. How this is, I do not know; for her work on Surrealistic Pillow alone, Grace Slick deserves mention on the list.

The Band is critically acclaimed, but no one ever thinks to mention The Band as one of the greatest albums of all time. But it is.
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Originally posted by winetarelli:
The Band is critically acclaimed, but no one ever thinks to mention The Band as one of the greatest albums of all time. But it is.


Always been one of my favorites - when I was a kid, I rented the VHS of the Last Waltz, plugged my VCR through my stereo (one of my first stereo tv experiences), and sat there recording every song, pausing the recording during the dialog and interviews. I still have that tape by the way somewhere.
quote:
Originally posted by winetarelli:
To put a positive spin on things (because that is just the type of guy I am):

When speaking of the greatest singers of all time one person is never named, not even when speaking of the greatest female singers of all time. How this is, I do not know; for her work on Surrealistic Pillow alone, Grace Slick deserves mention on the list.

Yes.

The Band is critically acclaimed, but no one ever thinks to mention The Band as one of the greatest albums of all time. But it is.


Yes. There has always been an older contingent who says that Music From Big Pink is their best, but The Band is the great American album.

Greatest, most overlooked album is the very difficult Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band. Zappa was the pretender to avant-garde. The Captain was the real thing.

In jazz it's the forgotten and overlooked Herbie Nichols.

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