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Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sun Dec 21, 2014 9:27 pm
by Tchocolatl
Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, Kings of clarinet

Among other things.

Clarinet seems to be well forgotten these days, compared to the saxophone. I like the sound of this instrument, and sure enough, kings of it, they are.

You certainly can find it somewhere in the net. I'm a bit in a hurry right now. I may come back with it.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:00 am
by Kush
Hi B4real - thanks for recommending the 'Meeting of Angels' album. I have downloaded it and have heard a couple of tracks so far. Sounds awesome.

All For You (A Dedication to the Nat King Cole Trio) by Diana Krall


Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:13 pm
by B4real
Kush wrote:Hi B4real - thanks for recommending the 'Meeting of Angels' album. I have downloaded it and have heard a couple of tracks so far. Sounds awesome.
My pleasure, Kush! Good to hear from you - haven't spoken to you for some time.
I love Gregorian Chants and with the sitar on this album it's an interesting combination 8) I seem to play it when I need to unwind.
mnkyface wrote:The Cathedrals gospel quartet. The bass vocalist (if you like that kind of thing :lol: ) - George Younce - is one of the greats...
Hi Esther, can't say I've listened to them before; they do have great harmony!

You reminded me of Elvis' bass singer JD Sumner

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:58 am
by LisaLCFan
Tchocolatl wrote:Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, Kings of clarinet...
Indeed, they were! Goodman (aka "the King of Swing") also got into playing classical music on his clarinet when the big-band, golden jazz days started to dwindle a bit, because he was such a marvellous musician. Speaking of classical clarinet music, Mozart wrote an amazing clarinet concerto and a wonderful clarinet quintet. You ought to check them out since you like the sound of the instrument!

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sun Jan 04, 2015 8:50 pm
by Tchocolatl
Thanks LisaLCFan. I'll check this (and I'll come back! ;-) )

I heard such a beautiful piece by Diana Krall on the radio, lately. Unfortunately I missed the title.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:52 am
by Kush
Good to connect with you as well, B4real. I have had the Meeting of Angels album on constant repeat the last couple of days, mainly in the car. It creates a certain mood - the sitar is so understated, sparse and nuanced, it never sounds like a fusion album where the instrumentation is typically front and center. I love that too, but this is very different to the East-West collaborations I have heard previously.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 5:46 pm
by Tchocolatl
I'm in the Essential Leonard Cohen these days. That's why.
My attention on "Waiting for the Miracle".
I am carried by the music like on a camel, in the middle of a caravan, between the infinity of the sands and the stars.
Just to talk a bit, a little bit about the beauty of the song. He is so huge, Leonard Cohen.

Besides, there is Daniel Taylor's "On the Muse's Isle"
Vocal and instrumental works of Henry Purcell
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Da Sonar
(Chantal Rémillard, Christine Moran, Margaret Little, Susie Napper, Sylvain Bergeron, Réjean Poirier)

Wrapped in my silence.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Jan 21, 2015 6:53 pm
by AlexandraLaughing
I'm listening almost constantly to LC at the moment (having 40+ years to catch up on), the second and third albums during the day and Popular Problems at night.

If I weren't, I'd be listening to Renaissance sacred choral music- something like Stile Antico, or the Cardinall's Musick.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 5:50 am
by Kush
Oldies but goldies....



Stuck Inside of Mobile.....

Now the rainman gave me two cures
Then he said "jump right in"
The first was Texas medicine
The second was just railroad gin
Like a fool I mixed them
And it strangled up my mind
Now people just get uglier
And I have no sense of time

Desolation Row

Joey (Dylan and the Dead)

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:32 pm
by Goldin
Last week I finally made a personal discovery of Pulp.
Two songs get stuck in my head:

Common People

This Is Hardcore

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:24 pm
by cohenadmirer
Love this
Bob dylan - one of the best live versions of Gates of Eden from 2000 and a video of ' quite a view'

Of war and peace the truth just twists
Its curfew gull just glides
Upon four-legged forest clouds
The cowboy angel rides
With his candle lit into the sun
Though its glow is waxed in black
All except when ’neath the trees of Eden

The lamppost stands with folded arms
Its iron claws attached
To curbs ’neath holes where babies wail
Though it shadows metal badge
All and all can only fall
With a crashing but meaningless blow
No sound ever comes from the Gates of Eden

The savage soldier sticks his head in sand
And then complains
Unto the shoeless hunter who’s gone deaf
But still remains
Upon the beach where hound dogs bay
At ships with tattooed sails
Heading for the Gates of Eden

With a time-rusted compass blade
Aladdin and his lamp
Sits with Utopian hermit monks
Sidesaddle on the Golden Calf
And on their promises of paradise
You will not hear a laugh
All except inside the Gates of Eden

Relationships of ownership
They whisper in the wings
To those condemned to act accordingly
And wait for succeeding kings
And I try to harmonize with songs
The lonesome sparrow sings
There are no kings inside the Gates of Eden

The motorcycle black madonna
Two-wheeled gypsy queen
And her silver-studded phantom cause
The gray flannel dwarf to scream
As he weeps to wicked birds of prey
Who pick up on his bread crumb sins
And there are no sins inside the Gates of Eden

The kingdoms of Experience
In the precious wind they rot
While paupers change possessions
Each one wishing for what the other has got
And the princess and the prince
Discuss what’s real and what is not
It doesn’t matter inside the Gates of Eden

The foreign sun, it squints upon
A bed that is never mine
As friends and other strangers
From their fates try to resign
Leaving men wholly, totally free
To do anything they wish to do but die
And there are no trials inside the Gates of Eden

At dawn my lover comes to me
And tells me of her dreams
With no attempts to shovel the glimpse
Into the ditch of what each one means
At times I think there are no words
But these to tell what’s true
And there are no truths outside the Gates of Eden

Copyright © 1965 by Warner Bros. Inc.; renewed 1993 by Special Rider Music

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Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 1:07 am
by Squidgy
Couple of treasures found at second-hand stores:
Basin Street East Presents Miss Peggy Lee
Mahalia Jackson Live at 1958 Newport Jazz Festival

Not a scratch on either one.

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 5:25 am
by dar
Happy to see you're still checking in to the forum Squidgy.

I've been listening to the soundtrack of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch". Not sure why I've been in the mood for some Hedwig; but that's it. John Cameron Mitchell is the only Hedwig I listen to. He's The Man or not? :D

O, and in case anyone here remembers Richard McGraw's performance at the Event in NYC in 2004 he has a new album coming out. (I stay in touch. I think he's great.)

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:12 am
by Kush

Maria was her Name

The Painted Child

I Drink

I drink to drive away all the years I have hated
The ambitions frustrated that no longer survive
I drink day after day to the chaos behind me
Yes, I drink to remind me that still I'm alive

So I give you a toast to the endless confusions
To the lies and delusions that have swallowed my life
Yes, I give you a toast to the wine and the roses
To the deadly cirrhosis that can cut like a knife

I drink to catch a gleam of the love we degraded
Of a life that has faded like the vanishing moon
I drink, as in a dream, to my waning desire
To the passionate fire that has burned out so soon

I drink and I drown in the promise you made me
All the times you betrayed me in your anger and spite
When you took on the town, when you looked for the action
When you took satisfaction, like a whore in the night

I drink to make-believe that my life is worth living
That the gods are forgiving at the end of the day
I drink because I grieve for the dreams when we started
For the innocent-hearted who got lost on the way

For the children unborn, for their dead, phantom faces
For our sterile embraces in the tomb of your bed
I drink, and I mourn for the harvest that failed
For the ship that has sailed, for the hope that is dead

I drink to find a place where the darkness can hide me
Till the terror inside me can at last disappear
I drink to my disgrace, till oblivion claims me
Till there's nothing that shames me, till I'm blind to my fear

Yes, I drink till I burst in my own degradation
To the edge of damnation that is waiting below
Yes, I drink with a thirst that destroys and depraves me
And cuffs and enslaves me, and will never let go

I drink until I'm lost, and the street is my hideout
Where I vomit my pride out till I'm gasping for breath
I drink to count the cost of a life I despair for
Until God hears my prayer for the compassion of death

So I spit out my bile at the gods who demean us
At the silence between us, at the love none can save
For a life that is vile, for a soul that is ailing
For a body that's failing as it heads for the grave

I drink without a care? drink because I must?
drink to my despair? I drink to your disgust?
I drink, drink, drink? by God, I drink!
Yes, I drink!

Re: Music You're Listening To

Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 1:05 am
by merton

One of Bob Dylan's finest moments?

'Cross the Green Mountain (From Gods and Generals Soundtrack)

All the best,