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What are you listening to? Part, say, 13.
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Buck Owens - Act Naturally

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So there I was, listenin' away to Buck Owens, when he commences to singin' "Open Up Your heart."  My ears wagged, and did a double take, as I recalled hearing that very same tune on TV back when I was a young 'un.

The Buck Owens was a change of pace from listening to King Tubby Meets Scientist at the Dub Station this morning

 

 

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Buck Owens. Nice. 

Now I'm on Sidney Bechet, off a contraband record I picked up in the DDR.

Caissa

I listened to a great Dave Brubeck special last night while the Canucks were fumbling away on CBC. If I had chosen to stay up it was being followed by a T. Monk special. Brubeck is still great at 90. 

Unionist

al-Qa'bong wrote:

So there I was, listenin' away to Buck Owens, when he commences to singin' "Open Up Your heart."  My ears wagged, and did a double take, as I recalled hearing that very same tune on TV back when I was a young 'un.

 

I used to hum that as a tyke too! "Open up your heart and let the sun shine in!"

But later - as a teenager - I was far more moved by this version of [url=http://youtu.be/klObyJY1W_I]Let the Sunshine In[/url]. Still am, I guess. What a change from one decade to another.

al-Qa'bong

The Bongettes got me one of those eyepawed electronic gramophones for Father's Day, so last night we uprooted a bunch of tunes onto it.  Here's what I listened to on the walk to work this morning:

"No Quarter" - from Led Zep's The Song Remains the Same

All of Six Days of Paper Ladies by Humphrey and the Dumptrucks

Side One and a couple of other tunes from Scatterlings by Juluka

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Buck Owens. Nice. 

Now I'm on Sidney Bechet, off a contraband record I picked up in the DDR.

The only record (cassette, actually) I got in the DDR wasn't contraband, it was a DDR pressing of T-Rex "Children of the Revolution". I seriously doubt that Erich Honnecker  paid Marc Bolan any royalties.

As for East German artists like City and the Inchtabokatables, those I picked up in the west.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-p0M1Sn-jNw

al-Qa'bong

I have seven Slim Gaillard CDs uprooted onto the eyepod.  I've been listening to these, played in "shuffle" mode, lately.

 

I can't get over how technology has made more types of music more accessible.  I downloaded these records, although I do have a couple of other Slim Gaillard CDs.

Not that long ago I had trouble finding anything by this guy.  I went so far as to buy a broken record (a chunk was busted off the outside, so a couple of songs were missing) that included "Cement Mixer" at a flea market, just because I had no other source for Slim's music.  Later I got a buddy to tape about three or four Gaillard tunes from a jump blues LP he had, so at least I had a cassette with a few songs.

I also once paid way too much dough for a used Charlie Parker record, just because it included "Slim's Jam."

 

MegB

Caissa wrote:

I listened to a great Dave Brubeck special last night while the Canucks were fumbling away on CBC. If I had chosen to stay up it was being followed by a T. Monk special. Brubeck is still great at 90. 

 

Oh, a jazz fan ... why am I not surprised? :)

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Billy Bragg: Never Buy The Sun

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I'm actually watching and listening to Joan Baez: How Sweet The Sound on PBS - two hours and forty-five minutes (interrupted with about a half hour of PBS fundraising). She's had an amazing career of music and activism (has performed for 53 years now) and had an important impact on my life: having listened to her music for about six years, at age 18 I decided to be an anti-war pacifist, and have remained true to this ever since. That year - 1968 - my first year of protest - I was picked up by the cops in Ottawa for demonstrating against the Viet Nam War  in front of the old American Embassy on Wellington Street and burning the American flag, along with a dozen League Of Young Socialists compatriots. Released later - after having been fingerprinted and photographed. I'm amazed I ever was able to enter the USA - which I have done on many occasions, as I used to vacation in both Vermont and New Mexico (my girlfriend was American). In 2000 I tried to enter the White Sands missile weapons testing range in New Mexico to protest, but was blocked by a guard with a machine gun. I wanted to enter the facility and sit down in front of their latest weaponry, cause an international incident if I could, to draw attention to outrageous spending on weapons while people were starving in the US.  All I had with me was a Pentax camera. I have photos, however, of their museum exhibit next to the parking lot - I was told if I aimed my camera in the direction of the testing range, it would be confiscated. It was a new expensive camera, so I didn't take the risk. But their mothballed missile weapons display was pretty impressive by itself. (In the background I could see huge long 18-wheelers with stuff wrapped in canvas so nothing could be viewed)  I'll post photos if I ever figure how to move my photos online. Like I said, she's had an enormous influence on my life. I have almost all of Joan Baez's albums - on vinyl, cassette, and CD. I don't think anyone sings Dylan's songs better than Joanie and Dylan himself.

 

 

 

ETA: Nothing to do with music, but it follows the narrative above: White Sands testing new laser weapon system (2009)

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Billy Bragg reccommended a recent Ry Cooder song for this Labour Day. It's called No Banker Left Behind.

Noah_Scape

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Caissa wrote:

I listened to a great Dave Brubeck special last night while the Canucks were fumbling away on CBC. If I had chosen to stay up it was being followed by a T. Monk special. Brubeck is still great at 90. 

 

Oh, a jazz fan ... why am I not surprised? :)

 

Caissa listens to Jazz eh? I wonder what else we might have in common.... Kiss

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As a jazz fan I have the self-imposed duty to explore "different stuff", and I found some old Eno "ambient music" that I put on late at night with the lights down low. Great for acid trips I suppose, lol. [kidding!!]"My Life in the Bush of Ghosts" is a fav.

Adrian Belew and Fripp, the "1984 era King Crimson" is along the same lines.

 

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But REALLY GREAT music is Robbie Robertson's two "native american" and "Redboy" CDs. What makes it great is the harmonies applied to traditional native chanting, and the perfection of arrangements and production that comes from Robbie's professionalism over so many years, so many albums, so much studio time.The rhythmns move your feet for you. I really love this stuff.

Robbie Robertson is a real Canadian icon.

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Noah_Scape wrote:

But REALLY GREAT music is Robbie Robertson's two "native american" and "Redboy" CDs.

I love the peyote healing song from those albums.

I've put together a mix of my latest favorite songs. Listen to it here.

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I was listening to Collapse Into Now and checking out the Globe's website and ran across this.

Is it appropriate to observe they lasted about three times longer than the Beatles?

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This is what Toronto sounds like this September. Music from evalyn parry, Red Slam Collective, Amai Kuda et Les Bois, Saidah Baba Talibah, Ian Kamau and others.

What's new in the rest of Canada?

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If I wasn't completely deaf before, I probably soon will be - I'm going through my reggae collection on headphones while I'm reading babble and other forums.

Today:

Bob Marley & The Wailers: Natty Dread; Legend; Catch A Fire (Catchfire???)

Toots and the Maytals: Millenium Collection (including, get this: a reggae version of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" Laughing )

The Best Of Johnny Nash

Jimmy Cliff : The Harder They Come

Peter Tosh: Equal Rights, Legalize It

 

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Lessig uploaded a speech he gave in Portland Oregon Oct. 28 2010 focusing on striking at the root of corruption. Musicians went on to make a plethora of songs from it.

Here are some of my favs:

http://ccmixter.org/files/zep_hurme/31607

http://ccmixter.org/files/admiralbob77/31651

 

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Manfred Mann "Do Wah Diddy Diddy" - wow!  Laughing

(I used to listen to this while growing up in 1960s Ottawa)

Fidel

Wow that's an oldie, BB.  Okay, here goes... Fancoise Hardy, All the boys and girls

 

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The Doors: LA Woman

Rolling Stones: Let It Bleed

John Lennon: Plastic Ono Band  (brutal stuff)

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Eric Burdon and the Animals: Sky Pilot / To Love Somebody (45 RPM single)

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Thanks for the Lessig speech, ebodyknows!

And Boom Boom: love the Stones (Gimme Shelter is one of my all-time favourite rock songs) and LA Woman. Did you know that wonderfully strange album turned 40 this month?)

I've been listening to Jelly Roll Morton on the ivories when I'm not listening to X's Los Angeles.

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Yeah, all the good stuff is rapidly aging, as am I, arthritis and all. :geezer

 

ps: did you know the Animals recorded a song called "Boom Boom"? (rock trivia)

Fidel

Blox Box: Strike It Up yeah baby this band is gonna play my tune

INXS: What you need

Bowie: rebel rebel   They really weren't sure if I was a boy or a girl ... long story

Gen X: dancing with myself  

Fidel

Stones? I lllike it! [img]http://www.graphicsgrotto.com/avatars/dance/images/avdance23.gif[/img]

...and, I used to have this album: Tommy James & the Shondelles "Cellophane Symphony". Or at least, it was my hippie big sister's album I absconded with after she moved in with the flower people across the street for a year. I remember them because they put flowers in my blond hair and flew box kites in the field all summer long. I think Crimson and Clover was all I listened to on that one. Over and over.

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"Mony Mony" is what got me listening to TJ&TS all those many decades ago. Probably the most annoying song ever recorded! Laughing

 

 

ETA: aw, crap, now I've got a "Mony Mony" earworm. Damn you, Fidel! Laughing

Caissa

I'm listening to African Guitar Summit at the moment.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Guitar_Summit

Unionist

Fidel wrote:

 I think Crimson and Clover was all I listened to on that one. Over and over.

LOL!

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Rush may be perennially overlooked by the U.S. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but the band is getting an award for lifetime achievement at home.

The rock power trio has won a Governor General's Performing Arts Award. The band members are among the laureates announced Tuesday in Calgary.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/03/06/gg-performing-arts-awards.html

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Rush is also overlooked by people who like good music. (Or was that too close to the heart?)

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I can't stand Geddy Lee's voice. Sounds like he's been castrated with a rusty knife. Either that, or my hearing is worse than I thought. I miss the days of Crowbar and King Biscuit Boy, not to mention Ronnie Hawkins.

Caissa

Your hearing is obviously worse that you thought. Wink

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Well, I watched as much of Rush's recent movie documentary (I think it's called "From An Enlightened Stage" or something)  on MPIX as I could before changing channels - their music sans vocals is okay, but when I hear Geddy Lee sing, I either have to leave the room or change channels. By contrast, I can't get enough of The Band's "The Last Waltz" even when Neil Young comes on.

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Public Enemy, Tijana Bass & queuepolitely…

David Burk, music video director from outdoggy video, chose to use footage from queuepolitely’s short film ‘War on Kleptocracy’ for the Face of Freedom project by social activist, rapper and singer Tijana Bass. In the single Tijana Bass collaborated with legendary Hip Hop group Public Enemy to produce this audio and visual treat. Enjoy:

http://queuepolitely.com/2011/06/public-enemy-tijana-bass-queuepolitely/

Fidel

Okay it's time, once again, for another one of my weirdly eclectic and eccentric song lists, because that's jus' the kinda person I am:

Kashmir  Zep

Girl from Ipanema Amy Winehouse 

Catholic Girls Zap

Rapture

Fab Five Freddie told me everybody's fly
DJ's spinning I said my, my
Flash is fast, Flash is cool
Francois sais pas, Flashe no deux
And you don't stop, sure shot
Go out to the parking lot
And you get in your car and you drive real far
And you drive all night and then you see a light
And it comes right down and lands on the ground
And out comes a man from Mars
And you try to run but he's got a gun
And he shoots you dead and he eats your head
And then you're in the man from Mars
You go out at night, eatin' cars
You eat Cadillacs, Lincolns too
Mercuries and Subarus
And you don't stop, you keep on eatin' cars
Then, when there's no more cars
You go out at night and eat up bars where the people meet
Face to face, dance cheek to cheek
One to one, man to man
Dance toe to toe
Don't move too slow, 'cause the man from Mars
Is through with cars, he's eatin' bars
Yeah, wall to wall, door to door, hall to hall
He's gonna eat 'em all
Rapture, be pure
Take a tour, through the sewer
Don't strain your brain, paint a train
You'll be singin' in the rain
I said don't stop, do punk rock

ha ha

Fidel

Feet of the Moon Parachute Club Giver-giver Carleton pub nights yeah!

Hello Time Bomb  Matt Good '99 Giver-giver Coquitlam!

RISE UP NDP ♫ We want freedom! ♫

 

 

 

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This band were already favorites at the club in their previous incarnation as Swamptrash. As Shooglenifty they have gone on to become one of the most sought after bands on the folk festival circuit. The Whisky Kiss is a long standing climax to their act. We would have dearly loved to have produced a DvD for the band but it was not to be. Even so this clip is a snapshot of a great band on a great night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=kF9LSOE0ykI#!

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Actually, the cover of "Property of Jesus" by Sinead O'Connor ain't half bad - I liked it better than I liked Carly Simon singing "Just Like A Woman". But, then again, I could never stand Carly Simon.

bekayne

Boom Boom wrote:

Not my favourite album of Dylan songs, by a long shot - Joan Baez's early album of Dylan stuff is far better.

Any Day Now? Have you seen this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uVz-g2DZt7I

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Yeah, I think Any Day Now is the one. Sorry, can't download Utube on dialup. Frown 

I've been in love with Joan's voice all my life, and, generally, I prefer some of her covers of Dylan songs to those by Dylan himself. My favourite album of all time, however, is a Dylan one: Blonde On Blonde, which i think is simply the best album ever recorded. You should take that with a grain of salt, though, because I haven't bought many albums recorded after 1980 - I much prefer music of the 1970s and 1960s to anything recorded since.

Fidel

This is a tune my young nephew and I seem to like even tho neither of us appreciates hip-hop or house tunes much. 

Party Rock Anthem! LMFAO(sorry that's their handle)

Party Rock is in the house 2niiite

Everybody just have a good tiiime

Everyday I'm shufflin...

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What little music I've bought since 1980 is mostly reggae - almost all of Bob Marley, for example, and other artists (Peter Tosh especially). I've got a nice (small)  collection of great reggae stuff. Oh, and all of Nanci Griffith's folk albums, as well as Perla Batalla. Perla Batalla sings Leonard Cohen covers better than Leonard Cohen - just like Joan Baez singing Bob Dylan. And, finally - Joan Osborne - she used to be a lead singer for the Dead, then went solo. I love her - we're friends and email occasionally.

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Have you heard Right Hand Man?

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