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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:54 am    Post subject: ...The Chain..., Reply with quote

...yeah - "the chain" by Fleetwood Mac -

it's on the "album" Rumours

i'm pretty sure it was the first album
with Lindsay Buckingham & Stevie Nix
1975 76 77
maybe it was 1977

i actually saw their "debut"
their first concert onstage together
it was at Winterland in SF
i'm sure they had some warm up shows
down in LA where they had recorded
the album - the whole thing is Precious

oh yeah - that fleetwood mac concert
at Winterland
it's tied for #1
the best - the best show
the best show i ever saw

Tied for the best
for #1
is Jeff Beck - once again at winterland
the same era '75-'77
he had hooked up with a rhythm section
either in new york city or LA
but their names were Carmen Appice & Tim Bogert
they had been the rhythm section
in a new york city band back in the '60's
fer gawdsakes

but - iswear they were so good that night
jeff beck was so on his game
and bogert & Appice
Just Killed
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

skweets you must have seen a lot of bands in your time... what would you say was the best era for music .... i'd also say you seem to prefer more rock than pop...i'd say i was more pop than rock
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a lovely thread.

And, I totally get Fogg. My favorites are not all deep or meaningful in an intellectual way. I just love the melodies and lyrics of most of them.

10. Herman's Hermits-Listen People/Lulu-To Sir, With Love
9. Blackhawk/That's Just About Right
8. The Proclaimers/I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
7. Alice Cooper/Under My Wheels
6. Stone Poneys/Different Drum
5. Led Zeppelin/D'Yer Maker & Fool in the Rain
4. George Harrison/Got My Mind Set On You
3. Ben Folds Five/Underground & Philosophy
2. Marvin Gaye/Mercy Mercy Me
1. Glenn Miller/Moonlight Serenade

Baker's dozen faves.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Introvert wrote:
This is a lovely thread.

And, I totally get Fogg. My favorites are not all deep or meaningful in an intellectual way. I just love the melodies and lyrics of most of them.

10. Herman's Hermits-Listen People/Lulu-To Sir, With Love
9. Blackhawk/That's Just About Right
8. The Proclaimers/I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)
7. Alice Cooper/Under My Wheels
6. Stone Poneys/Different Drum
5. Led Zeppelin/D'Yer Maker & Fool in the Rain
4. George Harrison/Got My Mind Set On You
3. Ben Folds Five/Underground & Philosophy
2. Marvin Gaye/Mercy Mercy Me
1. Glenn Miller/Moonlight Serenade

Baker's dozen faves.


good list but how about a bit of meat on the bones... why are they your favourites... as you say good thread and it the possibility to develop more...

i love the George Harrison song you picked...is that your list in order of preference?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steve wrote:


good list but how about a bit of meat on the bones... why are they your favourites... as you say good thread and it the possibility to develop more...

i love the George Harrison song you picked...is that your list in order of preference?


Meat. Well, George was my favorite Beatle, and while I like most of his tunes, that particular one is peppy and happy and fun. I had the 45rpm of Different Drum from my folks collection. I loved it and sang it so often I could almost echo Linda Ronstadt. Blackhawk is about the only country music I can tolerate. Never liked Glen Campbell. Sorry, guys. I can say that my love for most of these songs stems from other people introducing me to them. My father played Glenn Miller on the "hifi" a lot. I adore most of Miller's music, and the rest of swing, too. The only song on the list that doesn't have another person's influence behind it is Mercy Mercy Me. I heard that on the radio. Was immediately moved. I bought the album. My favorites were that song, What's Going On, Inner City Blues, and Flyin' High (In the Friendly Sky). I listened mostly to Philly and Motown in my teens. It was smooth and soul-stirring music. Curtis Mayfield's Superfly was great. Most of the Four Tops and Temptations.
Still love the Chi-lites. That's pronounced shy-lights. Chicago-based soul. Marvin: (turn it up!!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57Ykv1D0qEE&index=8&list=RDlm96dCmq5jg
Chi-lites x 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVYxKRXDT2I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwjsVD23Z3E
Mr. Mayfield x 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B6TKClPFQA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cmo6MRYf5g
The Supremes singing my fave song by any variation of the trio, Up the Ladder to the Roof - Diana Ross + Cindy Birdsong: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U83cFKXAihU
The Nylons: (a capella group) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrFKGoR2-ig
This by Dave Matthews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nxp9VlguycA
And, I watch this once a month. It's saved on my computer for ease of access, because, well, Graham, but also, Paloma and the most gorgeous graphics and cinematography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_t3aSWKzFlU
Thanks for asking, Steve. There are more songs I listen to often. But, I have three papers to finish for Abnormal Psychology.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: top ten songs of all time Reply with quote

steve wrote:
first up - It doesn't come any better than this...

Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel - Make Me Smile
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPnfzLFPO0o


Gum?

Good tune though.

But, gum?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

steve wrote:
okay song 2 - no not Song 2 haha possibly the best song ever recorded

REFLECTIONS OF MY LIFE - THE MARMALADE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xTeI65yrhGw

You must watch this .... it does make you laugh when people throw around the word genius with the likes of Albarn

Dean Ford - Reflections of My Life - Produced by Joe Tansin

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn9bAvWS4RU


Lovely. I had this 45. The original. From Mom & Dad's collection. I like the second version better. But, such a tender song.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fogg wrote:
No matter what?

That has to be a contender.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xoke1wUwEXY

That Marmalade song sounds like they were trying to play A Day In The Life and went wrong.

... I think best songs and favourite songs are very different things. Wichita Lineman has to be one of the best songs ever written, but I'd not be too distraught if I never heard it again. Conversely some of the songs I love aren't great songs by anyone's measurement, even my own.

Tempted by Squeeze is a great song, but the single is a bit 'Huey Lewis and the News" but stripped down and in terms of lyrics and chord progressions and whatnot it's a fine song in my book. No one seems to cover Squeeze though, so what do I know?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=blKeZFPGyAY


I completely forgot Bad Finger. This song. I love it. And, my best friend and I used to sit in the music room and bang out Come and Get It mornings before class in High School. No Matter What is a fabulous tune!! This is one 45 I bought and still own.

p.s I'll try to cover Tempted and post it, if I sound okay.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fogg wrote:
What I meant about me loving songs that are not great is that there's nothing profound in their lyrics, or clever or imaginative in their structure.

Take Blur, I can imagine Bettlebum and This Is A Low being analysed by some Oxbridge musicologist and they'd say "fair dos, those there are masterpieces." They'd not say about There's No Other Way or On Your Own, but I like those tunes just as much.

Bohemiam Like You vs Bohemiam Rhapsody. One's a great song, the other's a song I like, but there's little great about it at all.

I don't know whether I'm making sense or am just a bit odd.


I do not like Beetlebum. I think it is my least favorite Blur song. And, There's No Other Way is magic. Like Chemical World. That one especially is everything a great song should be!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Re: ...uhhhhhhhhhh..., Reply with quote

skweetis2U wrote:
...i think i would have to add a Hendrix song - not sure which one

and then "Soul Survivor" by Carlos Santana
the woodstock performance is THE BEST !!
wish i could post a link -
but i can't
but please do check out carlos santana
the early daze - first 2-3 albums...
i was living not in but "around" san francisco
back in "those" daze
i must have seen carlos santana
play a half dozen times
back in those daze

all prob'ly at Winterland Too !!

& once with John McLaughlin
some jazz-rock dood from England
that was pretty wild - but wnt right over
my head some of the time
if you know what i mean....


And, finally...Skweets.

Berry's Johnny B. Goode & B. B. King's The Thrill is Gone, too.
Anything Santana, really. My favorite is No One to Depend On. Caravanserai is beautiful and lusty.
I could listen to Hang Fire on repeat for hours. Or Wild Horses. Or Gimme Shelter.

There are some amazing music aficionados here!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i will get back to this thread again but just had to make a post about the sad death of Glen Campbell... i used to listen to his songs a lot when i was young and sing along in the car. especially to this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1RF8mbGUAM

and if we are talking guitar players they don't come any better than glen... rip
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