Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by Tsaphah, Feb 18, 2013.
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
I love driving to this tune!
Some original early Blues.
Broke out some old Bonnie Raitt music from the early 70's. Have always liked her style. here's a small sample
I won't last a day without you
Poetry for the Lovelorn , so many songs by Paul Williams , the true underdog in the music business..
Thank you, thank you, thank you. Three times for emphasis. The link to the converter. You will never know how much time this will save me, and the number of steps I donâ€™t have to take. Utuna, I don't do PM's, so thanks for everything. I can find the songs. It takes a little side stepping around the system. I guess we can call it dancing.
Iâ€™m a blessed person because I can listen to Bonnie belt them out while sitting next to her with my arms around her. No... not the real Bonnie, but my better half looks like her twin. She also has a beautiful spirit, kind of like Jehovah, long suffering. She puts up with ME. Believe me, if she could sing like Bonnie, Iâ€™d already be in Heaven.
I loved those songs you chose for me. Very appropi..ohh. Especially, Angel From Montgomery, one of my favâ€™s written by John Prine. So, hereâ€™s my favorite of his. He says itâ€™s his favorite also.
Hey Poetry of Providence,
You are so right. Paul Williams is a great entertainer. Not only a great song writer, but singer, actor, producer, and writer. Most people donâ€™t know the beautiful songs he wrote because he isnâ€™t the one who sang them. It took him a while to believe in himself, even after being a successful song writer. He fell into the clutches of drugs. It started with marijuana. I always remember what he said about it. I use it as an example today when talking to young people about it. He said, â€œA lot of people think there is nothing wrong with using a little bit of â€œweedâ€, once in a while. I believed it for a while until, after a few years, I found out itâ€™s a killer of dreams. Iâ€™d come up with these great lyrics and then, I couldnâ€™t remember them. So, I started writing them down. The next day I would read them and they made no sense at all. Before too long, I quit writing. I was too caught up in getting high. It was then that I realized that â€œweedâ€ was a killer of dreams, because it made me a procrastinator. Thatâ€™s when I stopped using and got help.â€ Here's one of my favorites of his.
His brother, Mentor Williams, was another great song writer also. Hereâ€™s one he wrote.
Glad you liked them. Bonnie Raitt has been a favorite of mine since my high school days. I grew up in the Philadelphia area, which she lived for a short time in the early 70's and she would do live sets on the local college radio stations and one of the first FM stations in the area at the time-WMMR. She has the whole package. She's good looking, is a great songwriter, she plays a mean bottleneck slide guitar and sings like an angel, whether from montgomery or not. I think her covers of other artist's songs are always better than the originals. I heard Adele cover a song by Reid and Tamblin named "I can't make you love me". I like Adele as a singer very much, but even she knows she can't touch Bonnie Raitt's version, which Bonnie Raitt taped in one take. Give a listen! Bruce Hornsby's piano work is off the hook as well. Mike Reid, one of the co-authors of that song is an interesting story. He was a All American football defensive lineman at Penn State and played a few years with the Cincinatti Bengals and was All Pro, only to quite so he could further his music career. That's not something you see everyday.
Hope you like it-----Frank
Ahh, I liked it at the first two bars. Then, when she started singing, I loved it. Oh man, angels voice, yes. Brings tears to my eyes. Hornsby's piano was right on where it was supposed to be. That little snare fill was just right also. And of course, a beautifully played bass line. It's the voice that completes the whole picture. Thanks Bro. This one goes into my library.
Sam Cooke - "Wonderful World"
Here's a change of pace from Bonnie Raitt. I loved this grouping of musicians, but they only made 3 Albums (CD's) back in the mid to late 70's. They were called Go, and this is from the Live from Paris Album and is one of my all time favorites. Hope you like it!
That's enough of the oldies for a while. Let's introduce some relatively new talent into the mix. Here's two young female musicians that I think you will love, unless you've already heard them play. Even then it can't hurt hearing them again. First is a young guitarist named Carina Alfie, followed by an Australian Bass Player named Tal Wilkenfeld. They both blow me away!
This gal isn't too shabby either...
Are you kidding me? Steve Winwood, Michael Shrieve, Jerome Rimson, and Al Di Meola? Thereâ€™s nothing I can say or add other than WOW. The best of the best. I guess I could say, Why donâ€™t we hear more of these guys? Thatâ€™s why I quit listening to radio over 25 years ago. I got tired of the junk.
And what's with this portal? When I want to reply, it mixes the messages and I have to search for them. Like this is listed in the first block of posts. . . . . Oh, wait. There's a little heading at the bottom of the page that says, Topic Review (Newest First)
ouch! I listened to the radio the other day and a cool sounding song called they call me mellow yellow got stuck in my head.lord how the devil invades and plants wickedness in our minds! everyone has humed mellow yellow at sometime in their life that is until you look up the lyrics and meaning! the songs about a 14 year old girl and a certain machine..and we wonder why our streets are full of child molesters? just perhaps it has something to do with the many songs out their that advocate such acts through cool sounding music! guard your heart,watch those ears or before you know it you will be singing right along with the demons!
It seems to me that I already replied to your comment, but my reply no longer exists. Yes, the line up for Go was quite astonishing to me as well. I have liked Steve Winwood since hearing him in the Spencer Davis Group. I was raised in music listening to Santana, so Michael Shrieve is also quite familiar to me but some of the other artist's, this was my first exposure to them. I had heard Al Dimeola before but he never really made an impression on me until I heard him play with Go. Since then he is one of my all time favorites.
When I first started studying with JW's, I lived with another single brother whom I grew up with who was a music junkie and had a very wide ranging taste in music. He exposed me not only to "the Truth" but also to many different genres of music that I had not been exposed to in the past. John had about a thousand albums from Pop, to Rock to Electronic and Jazz and he listened to music all the time.
I was never one who liked electronic music until he "forced" me to listen to artists like Klaus Shultz (who is also on the Go albums) and Tangerine Dream, Bofo Bonfie etc. and slowly my ear and music sensabilities were attuned to this type of sound and it became more and more enjoyable for me to listen to. Stomu Yamashta was also not on my radar musically but he is a wonderful percussionist and also wrote and composed many of the songs on the Go repertoire. Steve Winwood later released a couple of the Go songs on some of his solo albums after the group stopped playing and recording together. One that I especially like that he did solo was "Crossing the Line".
During my four years living with John I also became quite comforatable with Jazz and for a time it was what I would listen to if i had a preference. Country music still remains as one style of music that I don't like very much, although there are a few country artists that I do like. Opera is another that I have never acquired a taste for, along with classical. I appreciate the talent and artistry that it takes to sing Opera or to compose a great symphony, but I was not raised on it and it still is not a form of music that i like a lot.
Here's two guys I do like very much, and who would have thought that they would ever perform on the same stage together. Enjoy!
and some classic Al Dimeola... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZgAiKTifJg
ok sneaked in to watch "Night of Joy"
a music show/movie with nothing but
"christian bands" hahahaha ok I admit
when you hear these ...may rethinking
and if you haven't seen this ...but I'm you have
Bruce Springsteen - "Shackled and Drawn"
Zappa and DiMeola. Great stuff. Zapa, with Mothers of Invention, was responsible for bringing out a lot of great musicians. Too many to name here. That piece was posted back when Youtube was limited to 10 minutes. To bad it cut off where it did. Great musicians take chances, invent and progress.
On the second song, Mediterranean Sundown, I loved the bass solo at about 1:50. I also love to watch accomplished musicians having fun when they play together. You can see the joy they are sharing with each other. They are their own critics. They know when they are ON. That song is hard for me to keep my feet still. From what you say, I'm a lot like your friend John. My musical interests started with country, to opera, classical, jazz, do wop, blues, country rock, folk, celtic folk, blue grass, rock, hard rock, heavy metal, and all around the loop. It's all about good musicianship and song writing. You can notice what's missing, the stupid stuff.
I made a music film of Indian Sunset, before they were called videos. Back then we only had black and white video cameras with limited and expensive editing. This one is pretty good.
Indian Sunset - Elton John
Here's a song from Kansas that not well known.
Cheyenne Anthem - Kansas
Poetry of Providence,
Mercy Me, what a great song. Thanks for posting that one. You just turned me on to another great performer I wasnâ€™t aware of. They go on my album list. So, hereâ€™s two for you. As you say, â€œI admit when you hear these ...may rethinking again ...â€
Who Am I - Counting Crowns
The words I would say - Sidewalk Prophets
From Richie Havens, who finished his tour at this time. (1941-2013)
I first saw him on the U.C. Berkeley Lower Sproul Plaza, sitting on the wall on the front of the stage. No mike, just guitar and big lungs. I was intrigued by the way he barred his cords with his thumb.
Yes, Bernie T. and Elton John certainly made a great team, I liked him from the first time I heard him sing. Kansas were the kings of the Rock ballads, but I can't say I've heard that song before. it was very moving and very good.
Frank Zappa is a favorite of mine. His music was never boring or predictable, and his compositions were very complex. Always a great listen. Before I was a JW I frequented the concert scene quite regularly as the Philadelphia area had a lot of very good venues to see artists at. One of my most memorable concerts was Frank Zappa and the Mothers with special guests George Duke on Keyboards and Captain Beefhart on soprano saxophone and vocals at the Trenton Civic Center just across the river in New Jersey, which happened to be the last concert played there. They had to tear it down not too many weeks after Zappa played there due to a fire.
Speaking of Rockabilly, have you ever heard this piece by Roy Buchanan? It's called Sweet Dreams, enjoy!
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