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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby Bart Stewart » Wed May 10, 2017 12:14 pm

Smallcreep's Day by Mike Rutherford.

We used "At the End of the Day" as one of our signoff songs before turning off the transmitter to the radio station at night, which gives you a hint of how long I've been enjoying this great album. :lol:

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby freightgod » Wed May 10, 2017 2:28 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evZZiRbP_K8

Bing Crosby with the Les Paul Trio, 1945

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edit: I've been down in a Youtube rabbit hole....:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IOBVTdHZiw

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby Mark Bliss » Wed May 10, 2017 9:57 pm

Awesome. Chet and Les, two greats. Different styles that blend somehow to make a greater thing.
Chet always amazed me with his ability to play diverse multiple lines simultaneously.
And Les, simply spoke a musical language through his instrument. And such a gentleman.

Here's some irony:
I started my day with a focused listen to a 1949 recording of Django Reinhardt.

It sounded like a worn scratched record played on a wind-up Victrola with a worn needle. Yet it was beautiful.
I briefly flirted with thoughts of how great it would be to hear a modern clean recording, but quickly shunned the idea, as I realized some damn fool would "re-master" it and compress/limit it and ruin the original beauty.

At lunch I needed a mental break and put in my earbuds and turned on a favorite eclectic internet stream.
Two songs that popped up:
ZZ Top- Just got paid. Cranked it. Always just something to take me away.
Then Prince- Purple Rain played. I don't know what it is, I don't get the lyric, and its not my genre, but damn, that one always moves me. Its a great composition that displays great emotion. Plus it evokes a memory of the first time I heard it- live concert, long story, but it was a loooong extended version with one of the most soulful guitar solo's I have ever heard. It moved me.

Then on the way home this evening I put my brand new Willie Nelson- "God's Problem Child" disc in and made it about 2/3 through.
It will be in heavy rotation for me. 84 years old and he has written and sung a set of masterpieces. Its a work of art. Upbeat, heart wrenching, a blues number, its got range. Truly earned the title "icon" IMO.
Highly recommended.

And even if its not your thing, this makes me snicker, he's funny!
....well I was gonna post a link to a video from his song "Woke up still not dead again today" making fun of internet rumors of his demise, but the video appears to have been pulled. Marketers. :roll:
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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby comedians » Thu May 11, 2017 3:20 pm

Reading what you said about Chet & Les reminded me to look to see what an old friend had on YouTube, when Chet was in England he actually went to see & meet Richard Harding after hearing talk about him.

Please take a look at this, one of several on YouTube - enjoy some superb guitar playing from a 1977 TV show
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rScmr5fZ6_c

and one from 2016 in his own studio.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03Cv87ukkxA

We also had another guitar legend in Yorkshire in Allan Holdsworth who sadly died a few weeks ago. Before he went to live in the US I spentmany hours jamming & recording with him at my house back in the mid 1960's.
In America he changed to a style, not my personal preference of Jazz Fusion, but one cannot take away that he was one of the world's leading exponents in his art. I won't give a link because you will find many on YouTube particularly tributes from leading musicians since his death.

almost forgot my favourite Willie Nelson track from the "God's Problem Child" album - "Still Not Dead". Just about sums it up for us oldies.

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby AHornsby » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:18 am

There's something going on with this Beatle'esque tune.

https://soundcloud.com/jesse-timm-miller/prometheus

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby Musiclife » Mon Sep 25, 2017 9:37 am

I prefer modern pop-country music. Now listen: Miranda Lambert - Somethin' Bad ft. Carrie Underwood 8)

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby Mark Bliss » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:06 am

Welcome to the forum Musiclife!
And I don't want you to take it personally, and welcome your input and opinion.
But that ain't country. And honestly, while easy on the eyes, Carrie Underwood's voice somehow makes me think of Yoko Ono screaming. :lol: My problem. I'm a hard headed ol' fart.

Now, THIS is modern country 8) :
https://youtu.be/w5cMqD0WqYE

Or not..... :wink:
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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby freightgod » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:13 am

heh, well modern country sucks, mark!

Sing it like you lived it, says I...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEIBmGZxAhg

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby Mark Bliss » Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:27 pm

Well, if your gonna pull out a classic, a good place to start is with royalty! 8)

But my point is that although the modern corporate country and rock music world is drowning in pure crap there IS good music being made. And one only needs to scrape the surface a little to find it.
It is NOT on popular radio, that's for certain. If ya dig Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia line, good on ya. Enjoy. No need to read any further.

On the other hand, if like me it makes you cringe and become filled with disgust..... keep digging, there's good stuff out there if you just care to look a little deeper.

For me, songwriters like Sturgill give me hope and faith. There are still folks out there writing from the heart and presenting (in this case) a no excuses outlaw state of mind story telling SONG that draws me in. While of course I can draw comparisons to Waylon Jennings, it also invokes the great story tellers of the past. Cash. John Prine. John Hyatt. And one of the greatest American songwriters of all time, Townes Van Zandt.
Its a long list. Not necessarily part of the "popular music" vernacular. Until you begin to recognize the songs and associate the authors.

If you listen to Prines story about Sam Stones difficulty dealing with the scars of war, or the deep sense of loss of Muhlenberg County, or the depth of sorrow in Townes Van Zandt's Marie, (Or MANY other examples) and it doesn't leave a permanent dent in your very soul, perhaps you should just enjoy the shallow soulless shouting corporate anthem of modern popular music.

https://youtu.be/OLVWEYUqGew

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=John+Prine+Muhlenberg+County&&view=detail&mid=3B4881EEB9AB3A5E27633B4881EEB9AB3A5E2763&FORM=VRDGAR

https://youtu.be/pXJPVRw3hmk



Great thing about music. There's something for everyone.

Have a beer. On a fancy jacked up trucks tailgate. From an overpriced cooler.
Its on me. I don't mind.
Stay in tune, Mark

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Re: WHAT SONG ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?

Postby freightgod » Mon Oct 02, 2017 5:56 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=NfnEoou-FKU

Heard this on the radio last night, found this live version just now. Wow.

(Also, someone please send me a convincing loop of that shaker rhythm...)


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