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Music - What's on your playlist?

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  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Did you like the best flamenco guitar available (Paco de Lucia and Tomatito)? Have you not listened to this record? Try it! I was listening it again this morning while writing… and I have had to stop writing.

    Regards,
    Jose
  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    http://www.fundacionprincipedeasturias.org/ing/index.html
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_of_Asturias_Awards#Arts

    Good excuse to pay attention again to Bob Dylan's song book :D Currently in my play list is Dylan's Modern Times and The Travelling Wilburys Collection.

    Regards,
    Jose
  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Angelique Kidjo's Djin Djin.

    In particular, LonLon is the best Ravel's Bolero version I ever heard, symphonic or not.

    Regards,
    Jose
  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Bonnie Raitt and Friends (Norah Jones, Ben Harper, Alison Kraus and Keb'Mo'). Now, Papa Come Quick. In a DVD recording.

    Jose
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,896
    Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss are two of my favorites.. :)

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  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Ahhhh!
    It has bean a great pleasure to watch and listen the recorded concert.

    Jose
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I LOVE Bonnie Raitt and have for years! I've had My Opening Farewell on my mind lately, but that's only one of a ton of her stuff that I love. She does Jackson Browne better than he can do himself. (And I love him too! :blush:)

    Oh and John Prine should never open his mouth - just let Bonnie sing his stuff! :shades:
  • rockyleerockylee Posts: 14,011
    Right now I'm listening to "Nothing Else Matter's" by Metallica. :shades:

    -Rocky
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,140
    Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood - I Fall to Pieces at the moment.

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  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Pat, the more I have listened to that DVD recorded Bonnie Raitt concert, the more I have liked it. By the way, it was hold in the Trump Taj Majal, Atlantic City, NJ, on September 2005. May be you were there? Or you, Kyfdx?

    ;)
    Jose
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,896
    My only B.Raitt concert was at Riverbend in Cincinnati about 1994 (give or take 3 years..lol).

    "I can't make you love me" just about blew me off my feet... :)

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  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    I've seen her several times in various place in Virginia, but nothing recent. The last several concerts (not Bonnie's) I've attended have been such unfortunate experiences in terms of audience behavior and acoustical disasters that I've decided I'll enjoy my music at home on my own terms, thankyewverymuch! ;)
  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    The last living performance (apart from classic music) I have attended was a concert of Chucho Valdés and his Combo here in Bilbao last July. The musicians were excellent and the audience behaved fine, but the sound was so badly managed at the mixing box that the piano fortissimos got always 'supersaturated'. It was frustrating.

    About five years ago in Barcelona a Paul McCartney's concert was impressive. Paul had a lot of music and energy. The technical aspects were immaculate.

    Jose
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,896
    If this keeps up, we'll need a new discussion!

    My last two concerts were both Elvis Costello.

    Last year, he was really into the bluegrass thing, after working with T-Bone Burnett on Cold Mountain and a couple of other things. Emmylou Harris came along... not as an opening act, but on-stage with Elvis. She was on for about 1/2 the concert, and brought along a pedal steel guitar player who was probably out there for 3/4 of the concert. I like bluegrass, so I was fine with it, but my 12-yr-old was hoping for more rock-n-roll. This was at a small outdoor ampitheatre near Dayton.. 15th row seats.

    The year before, my wife and I saw Elvis at a small theatre in Cincinnati. This was full rock-n-roll... He was at his best... 10th row seats.

    Both concerts were mostly the 30-60 yr old age group.. Very nice, actually.

    There are other concerts that I wouldn't mind attending, except for the behavior you describe.. I'm too old to put up with that.

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Elvis Costello and Emmylou Harris in a small place. Not a bad thing!

    Speaking about audiences, the most spirited experiences I have had have been two.

    Twenty (+/-) years ago I was in Oxford, UK, and went to a concert of The Blind Boys of Alabama. About ten years later, to a concert of one of the best ever flamenco singers, Camarón de la Isla. The latter was in Bilbao.

    Both concerts were hold in theaters usually intended for drama plays, ballet and operas. Golden stucco, nice velvet seats, etc. To the Camarón's concert came flamenco lovers (quite a number of them gypsies) from all over Spain and southwestern France.

    In both concerts we all the spectators ended dancing on aisles and seats. In particular in that of Camarón, many people clapped hands rihtmically (it is an art by itself) to almost fail in trance.

    Apart from that :blush: , everyone behaved and had a great time. I cannot say if the theater administrators were happy as well :sick:

    But most of the time I prefer quieter audiences! :)

    Regards,
    Jose
    (Edit: You may see my music taste is very eclectic :shades: )
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    You folks are listening to some nice live stuff!

    End of this month I'll be checking out Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby (yes, that is together). I've seen a short bit of them working together and it is fine stuff.

    Early November brings John Fogertey who, in addition to being an insanely good songwriter, is a great live act.

    Both shows are at the Count Baise Theatre in Red Bank, NJ - a great old place built toward the end of vaudeville.
  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    I am currently listening to two CDs, both from Verve:

    Abbey Lincoln's Abbey sings Abbey

    and

    River [the joni letters]
    Music and lyrics by Joni Mitchell.
    Sang by herself featuring Norah Jones, Tina Turner, Corinne Bailey Rae, Luziana Souza and Leonard Cohen.
    Arranged by Larry Klein and Herbie Hancock.
    Musicians: Herbie Hancock, Whine Shorter, Dave Holland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Lionel Loueke.

    I am enjoying both very much.

    Any comment?

    Regards,
    Jose
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,896
    My son is 13-yrs-old, and has been taking guitar lessons for almost two years. So.. he is into a lot of classic rock, etc..

    Anyway, next month, we are going to see the Australian Pink Floyd concert. It is a tribute band, but evidently is pretty darn good. Since, he isn't likely to see the real Pink Floyd, and no telling what kind of shape they would be in..

    Anyone have any info on this group? (not PF-- the tribute band..lol).

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  • Karen_CMKaren_CM Posts: 5,018
    I've seen Australian Pink Floyd twice. They do a good job.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,896
    I assume the music will be spot on... How about the rest of the show? Lighting effects, etc? I think this will be the closest he has been to a real rock concert (unless you count Trans-Siberian Orchestra).

    Thanks

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  • okko1okko1 Posts: 327
    thanks to the xcargirl i am getting an album by ronan keating today. i first heard him on her greyhound video and then she told me about some of his other stuff. she is one of my favorite people at carspace.
  • jipsterjipster Posts: 5,345
    Since the holidays are here, I thought it would be interesting to read others favorite holiday artists and albums.

    Heres are some of mine:

    1) The Jackson 5 Christmas Album. "Hey... what's wrong with you Jermaine?" "Leave him alone... he just broke up with his girl...can't you see there's tears in his eyes" "Ahhh, he's crying", "he's crying" .... (music starts) DON'T CRY, DON'T CRY, DON'T CRY !! "

    2) The Little Drummer Boy sung by Bing Crosby and David Bowie.

    3) Barbara Striesands Christmas Album

    4) Neil Diamonds Christmas Album

    5) Grandma Got Ran Over by a Reindeer

    6) And everyones favorite from the Chipmonks, "Christmas Don't Be Late". ;)
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    My kids love that last one. Gotta get it on iTunes.
  • ajvdhajvdh Posts: 223
    Good call on Fogarty. I caught a concert on HD that was taped in '06, and he *rocked*. He can still hit all the notes in his songs, which is pretty good for a codger.

    Recent acquisitions:
    Bryan Ferry, "Dylanesque" - an album of Dylan covers. His reading of "Positively 4th Street" is brilliant, and nothing at all like the original.
    Robert Plant and Allison Krause, "Raising Sand". Produced by T-Bone Burnett.
    Desmond Dekker, "Israelites" Great early Reggae hit
    Gov't Mules live version of "Low Spark of High Heel Boys"
    New Pornographers - various cuts
    Robyn Hitchcock, "I Often Dream of Trains"
    St. Vincent - various cuts from "Marry Me"
    Creedence - "Heard it Through the Grapevine"
    Cortney Tidwell - "Eyes Are At The Billions"
    Gryphon Trio - Shostakovich and Silvestrov

    Other stuff that keeps coming back:
    DJ Shadow - "Endtroducing"
    King Crimson - "Starless And Bible Black"
    Brian Eno - "Before And After Science"
    Joni MItchell - "Court And Spark"
    Joe Strummer and the Mescaleros - "Streetcore"
    Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue" and "Sketches of Spain"
  • jlbljlbl Posts: 1,333
    Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue" and "Sketches of Spain" keeps coming back any time. What a magic recording.

    Jose
  • Long drive to work; sometimes the right song can be just as satisfying as a craved food. Some songs that fit the mood at the moment, everchanging though.
    Feeling fragmented.....Plainsong (The Cure)
    Feeling paranoid........The Light (Love and Rockets)
    Feeling aggressive..... Moanjam (King's X)
    Feeling nostalgic.......One Summer Dream (ELO)
    Missing my mom....... I know love is all I need (Rodney Crowell)
    Thinking of the wife.....Harvest Moon (Neil Young)
    Heading home and encountering
    electic peach sunset...Approaching Pavonis Mons by Ballon (Flaming Lips)
    Feeling bittersweet....Movie Theme (Beck)
    Feeling happy..........Two of us (Beatles)
    Psyching up for work..Anything by Infected Mushroom.
  • fezofezo Posts: 9,328
    That Robert Plant/ Alison Krauss album is one unexpected gem. Being a big fan of Gene Clark (late of the original Byrds) I was very pleased to have nice covers of two of his songs on there (Polly Come Home and Through the Morning Through the Night).

    There are a very few female singers who could sing the phone book and I'd still just melt and be putty in their hands. Alison tops the list, along with Emmylou Harris and Iris Dement.

    Hey! On that list of songs for a particular mood I was pleased to see Rodney Crowell there. That CD - the Houston Kid is as good as it gets. Rodney started putting out the best music of his career at 50. I saw him at a 75 seat venue promoting that album. A real treat.
  • ajvdhajvdh Posts: 223
    I was listening to a show called "Salsa Con Jazz" on our local jazz station, and they played an a capella version of "Hotel California", by a Cuban group called "Vocal Sampling." It's note perfect, including Walsh's guitar solo. As a singer myself, I have to say I'd give my eyeteeth to be involved in something like that. I just tracked it down on iTunes, and their's a video for it on youtube.
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 40,140
    The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is booming away as I'm typing this, but the selection just before was oddly engaging. A Portland reviewer said “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” by a possibly tranquilized Martina Sorbara is slow enough that you could teach it to a toddler. Dean Martin singing The Christmas Blues just before that was entertaining too.

    Oops, where's the mute - the Chipmunks just came up singing Rudolph. Yikes!

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