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#2165045 - 10/11/13 09:40 PM Top five favorite non-classical music  
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Depending on my mood, the arrangement of this list can change.

So, in no particular order:

- Ray Charles
- Astrud Gilberto
- Led Zeppelin
- Frank Sinatra
- Harry Connick, Jr.

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#2165055 - 10/11/13 10:28 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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- Astor Piazzolla
- Antonio Carlos Jobim
- Scott Joplin
- Joseph Lamb
- The Beatles


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#2165060 - 10/11/13 10:36 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Whizbang]  
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I love Joplin, but I consider him classical the way I consider Gerhswin classical. I believe Joplin thought of himself as a classicalist too.

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Okay, I'll bite. Five non-classical acts which have meant a great deal to me:

Cesaria Evora
Billie Holiday
Tears For Fears
Fats Waller
Jefferson Airplane

Thanks to my mum for introducing me to the Airplane. (She was sorta 'there' at the time, if a bit youngish.)

IMO, the Jefferson Airplane were a lot more sophisticated musically than any of the British invasion bands, with perhaps the exception of Cream. (I realize some still take Sir Mick Jagger and the Stones seriously, though I've never met any educated person who is the least bit impressed by Jagger's masturbatory persona.)


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#2165079 - 10/11/13 11:27 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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- Kansas
- Yes
- Emerson, Lake, & Palmer
- The Beatles
- The Police


#2165081 - 10/11/13 11:29 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Creedence Clearwater
The BeeGees
Duke Ellington
The Gypsy Kings
Second (or third) the motion for Jobim...

#2165082 - 10/11/13 11:30 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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If Joplin counts -- or maybe I should say if he doesn't count grin .....then he's on the list:

1. Scott Joplin
2. Frankie Valli/The Four Seasons
3. Leon Redbone (you could say he's not really "music," but whatever he is, he's on here)
4. Loudon Wainwright (ditto perhaps -- he is music, but his main message is something other than music....but maybe that's how it is with any real good music)
5. The Platters

....and like what Joel said, on another day or at another moment, I would have listed others.

Oh.....Victor Borge. smile

#2165094 - 10/11/13 11:59 PM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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This is cheating, but the score to the film version of Hello Dolly! would be #6 on my list. Every track is written so well and orchestrated so perfectly. Jerry Herman's harmonic language is amazing.

#2165097 - 10/12/13 12:10 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Keith Jarrett
Esperanza Spalding
Vince Guaraldi
Peter Kater
Bill Evans

#2165098 - 10/12/13 12:12 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Pathbreaker]  
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Vince!

#2165106 - 10/12/13 12:47 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: JoelW]  
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Originally Posted by JoelW
I love Joplin, but I consider him classical the way I consider Gerhswin classical. I believe Joplin thought of himself as a classicalist too.


Oh, to be sure! He composed a number of pieces that are firmly in the European tradition. Ragtime sits in this no-man's land between light classical music and popular music of the 20th century.

Joplin's music has all of these beautiful details. It's very delicate and all too easy to crush.

Piazzolla, also, is arguably classical. But like Joplin, he's also kind of not. I guess I like the grey zones of instrumental music--but, hrrrrng, Latin sensual rhythmic pulse. I think that's what underlies my tastes. (Hint: please suggest artists)


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I've been listening to a lot of Peter Mulvey, David Byrne, and TMBG lately.


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#2165108 - 10/12/13 12:54 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Whizbang]  
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Originally Posted by Whizbang
Ragtime sits in this no-man's land between light classical music and popular music of the 20th century.


His ragtime! wink

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Originally Posted by JoelW
Originally Posted by Whizbang
Ragtime sits in this no-man's land between light classical music and popular music of the 20th century.


His ragtime! wink


Yah, there's a lot of dreck. frown May be wishful thinking, but I imagine the same is true of Baroque, Classical, Romantic... we've just mostly forgotten those forgettable pieces; whereas, some of the banal ragtime stuff we've now got decent records of.

(Note: Lamb's got pieces that I think can be timeless too. Well, not timeless--since they're tied to a very specific time, but enduring.)


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#2165121 - 10/12/13 02:03 AM Re: Top five favorite non-classical music [Re: Whizbang]  
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Originally Posted by Whizbang
Originally Posted by JoelW
Originally Posted by Whizbang
Ragtime sits in this no-man's land between light classical music and popular music of the 20th century.


His ragtime! wink


Yah, there's a lot of dreck. frown May be wishful thinking, but I imagine the same is true of Baroque, Classical, Romantic... we've just mostly forgotten those forgettable pieces; whereas, some of the banal ragtime stuff we've now got decent records of.

(Note: Lamb's got pieces that I think can be timeless too. Well, not timeless--since they're tied to a very specific time, but enduring.)


Yeah. It's like when young people today feel that all good music is in the past. They don't realize that there was a LOT of bs back the too, just the good stuff survives the test of time. Same with Classical music too.

I haven't heard much from Lamb, but I listened to one of his pieces a few years ago and got the impression that his music is not as refined as Joplin's.

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George Gershwin
Frank Sinatra
Cole Porter
Hoagy Carmichael
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* “His playing once put him at risk of injury. Waller was kidnapped in Chicago leaving a performance in 1926. Four men bundled him into a car and took him to the Hawthorne Inn, owned by Al Capone. Waller was ordered inside the building, and found a party in full swing. Gun to his back, he was pushed towards a piano, and told to play. A terrified Waller realized he was the "surprise guest" at Capone's birthday party, and took comfort that the gangsters did not intend to kill him. According to rumour, Waller played for three days. When he left the Hawthorne Inn, he was very drunk, extremely tired, and had earned thousands of dollars in cash from Capone and other party-goers as tips.”

“Capone was convicted on federal charges of tax evasion in 1931 and sentenced to federal prison ; he was released on parole in 1939. His incarceration included a term at the then - new Alcatraz federal prison. In the final years of Capone's life, he suffered mental and physical deterioration due to late-stage neurosyphilis, which he had contracted in his youth.
On January 25, 1947, he died from cardiac arrest after suffering a stroke.“

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Scott Joplin
Jelly Roll Morton
George Gershwin
Art Tatum
Bill Evans
Dave Brubeck

I could not limit it to five!


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i don't really have a favourite anything, but for the sake of this thread i enjoy the following:

Soley
Regina Spektor
Sigur Ros
Pink Floyd
Billie Holliday

and so many more, they're just the first to pop into my head!


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Originally Posted by JoelW
I haven't heard much from Lamb, but I listened to one of his pieces a few years ago and got the impression that his music is not as refined as Joplin's.


Here's a beautiful Lamb rag, played quite well, if not perfectly (and not by me).




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Zeppelin
Floyd
Beatles
Evans
the Stones



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Originally Posted by Pogorelich.
Zeppelin
Floyd
Beatles
Evans
the Stones


I could hang out with you.

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Bill Jones (English folk singer)
Kate Rusby (English folk singer)
David Gazarov (jazz pianist from Baku)
Giorgio Gaslini (Italian jazz pianist)
....and a few (very few) pop songs by John Lennon, Simon & Garfunkel, The Beatles, ABBA, Elton John, Bee Gees and John Denver.


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Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Miles Davis
The Beatles

So immensely difficult to distill it to 5.

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Originally Posted by The Hound
Frank Zappa
Led Zeppelin
Pink Floyd
Miles Davis
The Beatles

So immensely difficult to distill it to 5.


I could hang out with you too. And yes, that's the game!

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Dead Can Dance
Yoko Kanno
Massive Attack
Orbital
The Gathering


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Originally Posted by Michael Sayers
Scott Joplin
Jelly Roll Morton
George Gershwin
Art Tatum
Bill Evans
Dave Brubeck

I could hang out with you!

Have you heard Fred Hersch, or (non-piano) Flora Purim?


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Leonard Cohen
Astor Piazolla
Carlos Jobim
The Submarines (band)
Beatles

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Bob Dylan
Jimi Hendrix
Led Zeppelin
Janis Joplin
Cream
Leonard Cohen
The Beatles
The Who
Simon & Garfunkel
Peter, Paul, and Mary

Yeah, I know it's more than 5, and yeah, I know I'm stuck in the 60s. So sue me. laugh


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In other news, Old Man sued in class action lawsuit, forced to listen to Britney Spears and Justin Bieber.


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Originally Posted by argerichfan
Originally Posted by Michael Sayers
Scott Joplin
Jelly Roll Morton
George Gershwin
Art Tatum
Bill Evans
Dave Brubeck

I could hang out with you!


I second that!

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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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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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No attitude this time?

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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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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

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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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Isn't his name spelled Biebl?

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


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Louis Armstrong
Dan Hicks
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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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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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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!!

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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


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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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Originally Posted by wr
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!!


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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Originally Posted by timmyab
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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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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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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 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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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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Boys of the Lough
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Simon and Garfunkle
Bessie Smith

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The Beatles (World greatest)

The Kinks (English Greatest)

Paloma Faith (A Character, you're not allowed to be one of those these days. You MUST "conform"!))

The Doors (Great, ridiculed and despised by many, but brilliant musicians, The Doors wasn't all about Jim Morrison. I love them)

Big Daddy (Tragically under recognised despite their glorious sound and unique take on life, the universe and everything. Music how it should be played.... EXACTLY how it WASN'T written.. Possibly the best ever example of not subjugating the personality of the performer to the ego of the composer, hanging tough.... staying hungry!! Oh, dangerous example of thinking for yourself there.
Stunning blend of superb voices and a lot of self mocking and everybody else mocking too. God Bless the Passive Anarchists)

Turn up loads, it is too good to miss any of the effects.

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I never could count!

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Creedance Clearwater Revival
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Queen
Joe Cocker
Beatles
The Kinks
The Doors
Rolling Stones
Frank Sinatra
Billy Holiday
Dinah Washington
Roberta Flack
Ella Fitzgerald
Chet Baker
Nina Simone
LOTS of blues and LOTS of "made for whites" songs from the 30's and 40's
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I really cannot cut it at 5, sorry!



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Originally Posted by -Frycek

Meatloaf


The composer for the more well known and arguably better of Meatloafs stuff is a man called Jim Steinman. He had a solo album called Bad For Good. Most of the tracks on it have been recorded by Meatloaf now but it's definitely worth checking out if you haven't heard it.

Different vocalist, not sure if it's Jim Steinman, but some of them sound better than Meatloaf.

Just checked Wiki. Jim Steinman does sing the songs on the album. Great orchestra piece on it which I had forgotten about as well called The Storm.

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It's been fun reading these lists! Here's twelve of my faves, in no particular order:

Paul Simon (with or without Garfunkle)
Carol King
Joni Mitchell
James Taylor
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Todd Rundgren
Rory Gallagher
ZZ Top
Jo Stafford
Sarah Vaughan
Mel Torme
Hoagy Carmichael

This list is subject to addition. (Seals & Crofts, The Mamas and The Papas, Aretha Franklin, Firefall...)


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Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
It's been fun reading these lists! Here's twelve of my faves, in no particular order:

Paul Simon (with or without Garfunkle)
Carol King
Joni Mitchell
James Taylor
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Todd Rundgren
Rory Gallagher
ZZ Top
Jo Stafford
Sarah Vaughan
Mel Torme
Hoagy Carmichael

This list is subject to addition. (Seals & Crofts, The Mamas and The Papas, Aretha Franklin, Firefall...)


What stands out in this list? laugh
ZZ Top really!!!! grin


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Originally Posted by Damon
Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
It's been fun reading these lists! Here's twelve of my faves, in no particular order:

Paul Simon (with or without Garfunkle)
Carol King
Joni Mitchell
James Taylor
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Todd Rundgren
Rory Gallagher
ZZ Top
Jo Stafford
Sarah Vaughan
Mel Torme
Hoagy Carmichael

This list is subject to addition. (Seals & Crofts, The Mamas and The Papas, Aretha Franklin, Firefall...)


What stands out in this list? laugh
ZZ Top really!!!! grin



Yes Really! Really Really! grin

And I can't believe I forgot to put Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young & Buffalo Springfield on my list! And Dave Brubeck. And Talking Heads! And Jeff Beck! And Erin O'Donnell! And Jennifer Knapp! And Bachman Turner Overdrive! And Stevie Wonder! And Sam and Dave! And Electric Light Orchestra! And Edie Brickell! And Landon Pigg! And The Temptations! And Alanis Morissette! And Steely Dan! And Steve Miller! And...

So many songs. So little time. crazy


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Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
Originally Posted by Damon
Originally Posted by Cinnamonbear
It's been fun reading these lists! Here's twelve of my faves, in no particular order:

Paul Simon (with or without Garfunkle)
Carol King
Joni Mitchell
James Taylor
Earth, Wind, and Fire
Todd Rundgren
Rory Gallagher
ZZ Top
Jo Stafford
Sarah Vaughan
Mel Torme
Hoagy Carmichael

This list is subject to addition. (Seals & Crofts, The Mamas and The Papas, Aretha Franklin, Firefall...)


What stands out in this list? laugh
ZZ Top really!!!! grin



Yes Really! Really Really! grin

And I can't believe I forgot to put Crosby, Stills, Nash, Young & Buffalo Springfield on my list! And Dave Brubeck. And Talking Heads! And Jeff Beck! And Erin O'Donnell! And Jennifer Knapp! And Bachman Turner Overdrive! And Stevie Wonder! And Sam and Dave! And Electric Light Orchestra! And Edie Brickell! And Landon Pigg! And The Temptations! And Alanis Morissette! And Steely Dan! And Steve Miller! And...

So many songs. So little time. crazy


Haha, there you go again. BTO doesn't fit! laugh

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Originally Posted by Damon
[...] Haha, there you go again. BTO doesn't fit! laugh


I can't seem to help it! blush And, I keep thinking of faves, in no particular order, like:

CTA/Chicago
Grateful Dead
Sly & The Family Stone
REM
Smash Mouth
Heart
Bonnie Raitt
The B52s
Moody Blues
The Bee Gees

What stands out in *this* list, Damon? Surely, *something!* wink

Oh! And here's a classic that's sure to please you: grin






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Another great one has gone... Lou Reed.

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With some fantastic songs that I'll be playing today, NOT with my piano, but one day I'll learn a couple of them.

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Originally Posted by nlehrer
Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead Radiohead...

a few (5) ...
thumbs up to thom yorke and radiohead
neil young
pink floyd
godspeed you black emperor
nick drake

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Originally Posted by evamar
Another great one has gone... Lou Reed.

frown

With some fantastic songs that I'll be playing today, NOT with my piano, but one day I'll learn a couple of them.


RIP, Lou.

I was so sorry to hear of his passing. He, and the Velvets, and Nico, were very much part of my college years, and they opened my ears in ways that nobody else did.


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Originally Posted by wr
Originally Posted by evamar
Another great one has gone... Lou Reed.
With some fantastic songs that I'll be playing today, NOT with my piano, but one day I'll learn a couple of them.

RIP, Lou.
I was so sorry to hear of his passing. He, and the Velvets, and Nico, were very much part of my college years, and they opened my ears in ways that nobody else did.


I was a huge fan - I was probably the only 13 or 14 year old on the planet that actually liked Berlin when it first came out.

When I first heard the news yesterday, I thought of playing the Magic and Loss album - one that I subliminally ignored, as it came out too close to the time of my father's passing. Instead, I blasted Waves of Fear from The Blue Mask with it's wonderfully abrasive guitar and a vocal performance full of gut-wrenching paranoia (that's just my take....).

I make my living playing and teaching Classical and Jazz piano, so I've decided also to leave the Jazz out and make my list of 5 kinda current "pop (for lack of a better word)" things that have caught my ear:

David Bowie - The Next Day (sounds like retirement did him a lot of good...)/ Sleigh Bells - Bitter Rivals / Vampire Weekend (I forget the title)
Haim - Days are gone (way beyond their years)/ Replacements - Songs for Slim (has a great roots-rock slippery/sloppy kinda vibe that I just don't hear anymore)

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Off the top of my head:

Wise Guys
Jean Michel Jarre
Jean-Jacques Goldman
Bangles
A.L.Webber


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