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Favorite lines

Started by Bertold Brautigan. Last reply by Idaho Spud Apr 20. 36 Replies

What are some of your favorite lines in a song?My first offering:Wait a minute, mister, I didn't even kiss her.Continue

David Crosby, Steven Stills, Graham Nash ... and CSN

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Bertold Brautigan Oct 25, 2016. 4 Replies

From the first time I heard "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," I fell in love with the sweet harmonies and rich, warming music made by Crosby, Stills and Nash.  Since that time, they celebrated the Summer of…Continue

Tags: Dan Rather, Graham Nash, Steven Stills, David Crosby, CSN

Unique and Interesting Instruments

Started by James Yount. Last reply by Chris Oct 23, 2016. 31 Replies

Music is always evolving and so are the instruments that people use. Have you seen any unique performances that you'd like to share?Continue

Like Like Gospel Music--Do You?

Started by Donald R Barbera. Last reply by Donald R Barbera Mar 25, 2015. 2 Replies

I like music. I like all kinds…Continue

Tags: Musical, Apprceation, Musicians, Music, Founders

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Comment by Bertold Brautigan on Sunday

Jazz Wizard Thelonious Monk’s Lost Masterpiece
To mark his centennial, the jazz legend’s lost album, ‘Les liaisons dangereuses 160,’ has finally been made available. And boy, is it special.


Daily Beast

Comment by Randall Smith on April 16, 2017 at 7:10am
A veritable pot pouri of topics and music added here!

My father was born in Elkhart (me, South Bend). Surprised you didn't know it was a music (and RV) city, Chris. And I'm glad to hear someone else hates Kenny G as much as I do! There's no escaping him at airports. I was once tortured for 4 hours!

I'm sure Dave Brubeck has been mentioned before. He and his quartet is at the top of my favorite list.

Miles and Dizzy could be a little too "avant guarde" for my tastes, but not always, like Miles' "Sketches of Spain".

When in Greece, I heard the oudi being played many times. Very Greek sounding, but not particularly pleasing to my ear.
Comment by Chris on April 16, 2017 at 2:02am

Afro Pop, believe it or not  is supported by Voice of America.

Comment by Chris on April 16, 2017 at 1:56am

Carmen Maranda! I wonder how much Cuban and Afro-pop was influenced by her.

Cuban Jazz and Argentan Tango are also great to listen too.

All countries have great music.

Dizzy Gillespie - a night in Tunisia.

Bebop.

Uploaded on Jan 28, 2008

hip hop fans should recognize the very beginning of this song as one of the many samples in Gang Starr's 1989 debut single "Words I Manifest." this track is simply amazing. everything from Dizzie's amazing trumpet playing to the infectious sound of the vibes that are sprinkled throughout the track. Dizzie Gillespie is famous for being one of the founders of Bebop, modern (along with Charlie Parker) and Cuban influenced Jazz. he died in January of 1993 but left his legacy behind. the pictures on this video show his face looking like that of a blowfish. his face looked like this because he never had any formal instruction on playing the trumpet but learned to play it anyways which damaged his face. you may recognize the style of trumpet he is playing; horn pointing upward. this was his signature and he was the very first to do this. he is als

Comment by Chris on April 16, 2017 at 1:23am

Music is world wide.

Spanish Guitar

Thankfully the internet allows access to a variety of music.

Local radio is limited in diversity while catering to music companies.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on April 16, 2017 at 1:14am

Joan, I've always loved Carmen Miranda.  Of course that's coming from me, a caucasian American gringo.  I'm sure the folks of Central and South America were rolling their eyes.  

Comment by Chris on April 16, 2017 at 1:13am

Spanish guitar, the Oud, and other instruments across the  Mediterranean are nice to listen to.

Comment by Joan Denoo on April 16, 2017 at 1:06am
Comment by Joan Denoo on April 16, 2017 at 12:58am

Chris, I remember, vividly, the crimes committed by the U.S. against Iran. Our country may pretend we have a noble history, however, too many of us remember to make denial and delusion effective. 

Comment by Chris on April 16, 2017 at 12:53am

I heard that there were some great music stores in Indiana - mostly selling vintage instruments. I didn't know that Elkhart manufactures instruments.

 

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