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#2165484 - 10/12/13 11:56 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: argerichfan]  
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#2165548 - 10/13/13 06:46 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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- Pink Floyd. (Why did only two people write them?!)
- Eatliz.
- Dave Brubeck.
- The Pixies.
- Nirvana. (Please don't mock me frown )
But the list changes every couple of days :P


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#2165551 - 10/13/13 07:19 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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I'll add Pink Floyd if you like for old time's sake, same for Led Zepp.
Joni Mitchell
Frank Sinatra
I've got Inna on repeat play at the moment - (Possible mid life crisis)
Tomorrow the list could be completely different.

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#2165554 - 10/13/13 07:47 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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#2165579 - 10/13/13 09:19 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: wr]  
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No attitude this time?

#2165591 - 10/13/13 09:50 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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I enjoy what is referred to a 'Classical Indian' musical construction and performance. The current development in its expansion from its 'traditional' roots is particularly elegant in the hands of a composer such as Anoushka Shankar.

Bluegrass, when well performed, also catches my ear and attention.

Klezmer is just plain fun.


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#2165618 - 10/13/13 11:08 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Whizbang]  
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Originally Posted by Whizbang
In other news, Old Man sued in class action lawsuit, forced to listen to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.

ha Then Old Man took his own life. grin

#2165759 - 10/13/13 06:12 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Old Man]  
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Originally Posted by Old Man
Originally Posted by Whizbang
In other news, Old Man sued in class action lawsuit, forced to listen to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.

ha Then Old Man took his own life. grin

..but only after taking Spears and Bieber down first, thus ridding the world of a great scourge. grin


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#2165776 - 10/13/13 07:09 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Isn't his name spelled Biebl?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVyCJlPiHFg


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#2166066 - 10/14/13 01:18 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Dan Hicks
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#2166071 - 10/14/13 01:21 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Carey]  
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Originally Posted by carey
Originally Posted by Old Man
Originally Posted by Whizbang
In other news, Old Man sued in class action lawsuit, forced to listen to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.

ha Then Old Man took his own life. grin

..but only after taking Spears and Bieber down first, thus ridding the world of a great scourge. grin

The day on which these momentous events occurred will go down in history. The spirit of Mendelssohn thanks you, Old Man. ha


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#2166192 - 10/14/13 04:19 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Just five? Zheesh, that's hard. An attempt and a favorite (representative) song from each:


- Miles Davis "Blue in Green"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdLc8-M259U

- The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9r4mJ3aEhHo


- Tom Waits - "All the World is Green"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GIAawSTisE


- Sufjan Stevens "Vito's Ordination Song"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k20kPqcllgs


- Led Zeppelin "Since I've been Loving You"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WaKSQgq-8vc

Just looking at this list feels inadequate. I mean, which Led Zeppelin song should I pick? Should I drop Tom Waits and throw in Django Reinhardt or the Talking Heads? How could I leave out all the great "world" music like Caetano Veloso or Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan. Heck, I have a hard time limiting the list to five >genres< much less five great musicians within each.

This list, however, has music that I go back to time and time again- with a concession made to relatively recent music. If I was stuck on a desert island, I suppose having the combine work of each of these musicians (which I almost own) would keep me happy for a good long time- that or the Beethoven Piano Sonatas.


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George Shearing
Oscar Peterson
Charlie Kunz
George Shearing (again)
Albert Lee


#2166296 - 10/14/13 08:15 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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I love her voice but I had no idea Nina Simone could do this at the piano. Forgot to add her to my list.

[video:youtube]GEQpipS_qfc[/video]





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Originally Posted by Plowboy
Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Dan Hicks
Captain Beefheart
Harry James


Both Dan Hicks AND Captain Beefheart??

That moves your list into my top five favorite lists of the list list!!

#2166576 - 10/15/13 09:51 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Brad Hoehne]  
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Originally Posted by Brad Hoehne

Led Zeppelin "Since I've been Loving You"

Would be my choice as well.Have you seen this guy's cover version?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXye_ael7hQ


#2166580 - 10/15/13 09:56 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Pathbreaker]  
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Originally Posted by Pathbreaker
I love her voice but I had no idea Nina Simone could do this at the piano. Forgot to add her to my list.


I'm so ashamed! I totally forgot Nina Simone. She's a very good pianist, IMHO. She studied at Julliard for a spell.


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#2166590 - 10/15/13 10:06 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: wr]  
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Ella Fitzgerald
Louis Armstrong
Dan Hicks
Captain Beefheart
Harry James


Both Dan Hicks AND Captain Beefheart??

That moves your list into my top five favorite lists of the list list!!


That might be one of my greatest piano related accomplishments. :-)

I'm kicking Harry James (sorry!) off the list for Nina Simone.

I was fortunate to see Harry James at a small club in Costa Mesa, Calif. just a few months before his death. I went in not expecting much, just humoring my date, but Harry was fantastic that night. One of the best live performances I've ever seen, of any genre.

Captain Beefheart is also on that live performance list! It was in Evansville, Ind. The show was Frank Zappa and some '70s boogie band was the opening act. After the boogie band finished, 80% of the crowd left, so there were just a few hundred left around the darkened stage. Suddenly, a mournfully wailing soprano sax started up, then a single spotlight on stage. Out came the Captain in a yellow and black rugby shirt, looking like a bumble bee with a silver stinger. It was a welcome surprise.


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#2167245 - 10/16/13 03:15 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: timmyab]  
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Originally Posted by timmyab
Originally Posted by Brad Hoehne

Led Zeppelin "Since I've been Loving You"

Would be my choice as well.Have you seen this guy's cover version?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXye_ael7hQ



Holy wow, that's good. I have to start practicing guitar again now.


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#2167247 - 10/16/13 03:18 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Brad, I'm so happy you're a fan of Zeppelin. Glad to know I'm not the only one on this forum. Also, I smiled when I clicked your link and saw that it was 1973 live. That's the best one!

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#2168110 - 10/18/13 12:40 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Originally Posted by JoelW
Brad, I'm so happy you're a fan of Zeppelin. Glad to know I'm not the only one on this forum. Also, I smiled when I clicked your link and saw that it was 1973 live. That's the best one!


actually quite a few people have listed led zeppelin.


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Originally Posted by Pathbreaker
I love her voice but I had no idea Nina Simone could do this at the piano. Forgot to add her to my list.

[video:youtube]GEQpipS_qfc[/video]






i am a MASSIVE Nina Simone fan. like big time. i'm sure i read on her wiki page she had originally aspired to become a classical pianist...


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Originally Posted by TheHappyMoron
Originally Posted by JoelW
Brad, I'm so happy you're a fan of Zeppelin. Glad to know I'm not the only one on this forum. Also, I smiled when I clicked your link and saw that it was 1973 live. That's the best one!


actually quite a few people have listed led zeppelin.


I'm aware now. Still, I categorize Zeppelin fans into two groups. Those who know the hits and only listen to the studio recordings, and those who primarily listen the live stuff -- because that's where it's at.

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#2169284 - 10/21/13 07:47 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Originally Posted by JoelW

I'm aware now. Still, I categorize Zeppelin fans into two groups. Those who know the hits and only listen to the studio recordings, and those who primarily listen the live stuff -- because that's where it's at.


It would be nice if there were more live stuff (myriad bootlegs aside). What's there is all fantastic, but there needs to be more. Also, I find No Quarter to be one of their very best live tracks, yet irritatingly neither How The West Was Won nor DVD contain versions of it. The version on The Song Remains the Same is great, however, as are some of the boot versions I have (sound quality aside).

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Originally Posted by JoelW

I'm aware now. Still, I categorize Zeppelin fans into two groups. Those who know the hits and only listen to the studio recordings, and those who primarily listen the live stuff -- because that's where it's at.


It would be nice if there were more live stuff (myriad bootlegs aside). What's there is all fantastic, but there needs to be more. Also, I find No Quarter to be one of their very best live tracks, yet irritatingly neither How The West Was Won nor DVD contain versions of it. The version on The Song Remains the Same is great, however, as are some of the boot versions I have (sound quality aside).


I agree, but, The Hound, No Quarter wasn't written yet in 1972. grin

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I'm aware now. Still, I categorize Zeppelin fans into two groups. Those who know the hits and only listen to the studio recordings, and those who primarily listen the live stuff -- because that's where it's at.


It would be nice if there were more live stuff (myriad bootlegs aside). What's there is all fantastic, but there needs to be more. Also, I find No Quarter to be one of their very best live tracks, yet irritatingly neither How The West Was Won nor DVD contain versions of it. The version on The Song Remains the Same is great, however, as are some of the boot versions I have (sound quality aside).


I agree, but, The Hound, No Quarter wasn't written yet in 1972. grin


Ah (and good point about HTWWW), but "DVD" contains performances from various eras (including shows which did contain No Quarter). It should have featured somewhere in that set, dammit! smile

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Oh yeah. I forgot about that DVD. I had it when I was younger. Who knows why they didn't include No Quarter. But there's a lot of stuff they didn't include. Oh well.

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Re: Nina Simone - Love or Leave me

I love her playing in this. Very Thelonius Monk-like.


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