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sunnylea57 posted:
winetarelli posted:
haggis posted:
winetarelli posted:

Beethoven’s 7th. The recording I’ve mentioned elsewhere Carlos Kleiber / Vienna Philharmonic. 

One of the greatest recordings of all time.  I went through a few vinyl copies back in the day.  CD not quite as good sound, but this is on the top of my all-time favorite list.

I never had the chance to hear it on vinyl.  But, we're in complete agreement.  My favorite recording of my favorite piece of music.

 

Right now, however:

The Band, The Band

I went on a Band kick recently after reading both Robbie Robertson's and Levon Helm's autobiographies in succession. I listened again to their full catalog in chronological order. 

Even though they weren't particularly well received at the time, I still love Stage Fright and Cahoots. And especially Northern Lights, Southern Cross which had classics like Ophelia, Acadian Driftwood and It Makes No Difference -- all prominently featured in The Last Waltz.

Northern Lights...is a great overlooked album. If you look for it you'll notice that its format (who sings what song, at what place and the type of song) closely resembles The Band. The contract fulfilling Moondog Matinee is an album I wish didn't exist. (Though here's an interesting fact: The Salvation Army type song Saved, which I think almost no one ever heard before, showed up on Raquel Welsh's first TV special.) And the less said about Islands the better. I'm also not a big fan of the live album with horn section. For their only live album (not including The Last Waltz which is not really a regular live album) I would have preferred just the group. I did once own their bootleg on the Rubber Ducky label but it was pretty much unlistenable.

steve8 posted:

Captain Beefheart - Doc at the Radar Station

steve8... just a quick compliment on your eclectic tastes.  I often either find something new to listen to, or am reminded of something in the back of my racks that I need to pull when  I read your posts here.

Beefheart is under appreciated, imo.   I borrowed a variation of the title of Her Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles to use as a line on a date many years ago to great success.  

I saw him and the Magic Band at the Bayou in DC the very early 80s.  Still etched in my brain.  

PH

Listening to the podcast Chasing Cosby. I hope I'm not the only one who heard the irony when their sponsor,  SimpliSafe , said you can get a discount by going to, SimpliSafe/Cosby.

It's amazing the sickness that was going on with this man for almost my entire adult  life. I didn't pay much attention to him for the last few decades but always liked him.  "I Spy" is still very watchable.

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After watching a bunch of snippets of him on Colbert, I've been listening to a good bit of random James Taylor.  I'd forgotten how much his music was a part of my youth.  

If you like JT, do watch the interviews.  A quirky genius, this James Taylor fellow, and a great storyteller.  His confirmation on the origin of You Can Close Your Eyes. is worth the price of admission.

 A truly wonderful fingerstyle guitar player and a damn good songwriter.  Haven't heard a cut from his new album yet, but will definitely do so.

PH

purplehaze posted:

After watching a bunch of snippets of him on Colbert, I've been listening to a good bit of random James Taylor.  I'd forgotten how much his music was a part of my youth.  

If you like JT, do watch the interviews.  A quirky genius, this James Taylor fellow, and a great storyteller.  His confirmation on the origin of You Can Close Your Eyes. is worth the price of admission.

 A truly wonderful fingerstyle guitar player and a damn good songwriter.  Haven't heard a cut from his new album yet, but will definitely do so.

PH

His tour starts in a few weeks. We may see him in Edmonton. 

bman posted:
purplehaze posted:

After watching a bunch of snippets of him on Colbert, I've been listening to a good bit of random James Taylor.  I'd forgotten how much his music was a part of my youth.  

If you like JT, do watch the interviews.  A quirky genius, this James Taylor fellow, and a great storyteller.  His confirmation on the origin of You Can Close Your Eyes. is worth the price of admission.

 A truly wonderful fingerstyle guitar player and a damn good songwriter.  Haven't heard a cut from his new album yet, but will definitely do so.

PH

His tour starts in a few weeks. We may see him in Edmonton. 

I saw a live performance on TV in the past month - can't recall where - and he seemed to be struggling with his vocal range. You could see him straining for the higher notes. Hopefully he just had a cold, because he's got such a great voice.

If he has his long-time band on this tour, it's well worth the price of admission. Phenomenal players including Steve Gadd on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Lou Marini on sax, etc. If those names don't mean anything to you, google them.

sunnylea57 posted:
bman posted:
purplehaze posted:

After watching a bunch of snippets of him on Colbert, I've been listening to a good bit of random James Taylor.  I'd forgotten how much his music was a part of my youth.  

If you like JT, do watch the interviews.  A quirky genius, this James Taylor fellow, and a great storyteller.  His confirmation on the origin of You Can Close Your Eyes. is worth the price of admission.

 A truly wonderful fingerstyle guitar player and a damn good songwriter.  Haven't heard a cut from his new album yet, but will definitely do so.

PH

His tour starts in a few weeks. We may see him in Edmonton. 

I saw a live performance on TV in the past month - can't recall where - and he seemed to be struggling with his vocal range. You could see him straining for the higher notes. Hopefully he just had a cold, because he's got such a great voice.

If he has his long-time band on this tour, it's well worth the price of admission. Phenomenal players including Steve Gadd on drums, Jimmy Johnson on bass, Lou Marini on sax, etc. If those names don't mean anything to you, google them.

Thanks for the tip Sunny, I'll do that.

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