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  1. #201
    Atypical is offline
    The always innovative Nairobi Trio. Their onstage costumes, and props, were always ahead of the times.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DoLTF...yer_detailpage
    Last edited by Atypical; 10-28-2012 at 03:07 PM.

  2. #202
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    It’s a Sunday afternoon in October, and you’re in a small, cozy cafe, in the most famous city in the world. Outside it’s cool and windy, the sun shining brightly then instantly disappearing behind dark clouds as they pass.

    You have a book, or are with a friend. You sip your coffee and this begins to play…

    Oscar Peterson & The Stephane Grappelli Quartet

    If I Had You (10/20/13 repaired link)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=2OVQW-UcNWA

    Shine - Grappelli

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ula7x...yer_detailpage
    Last edited by Atypical; 10-28-2013 at 09:28 PM.

  3. #203
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    My main goal when starting this thread was to highlight lesser known musicians and their music whose quality always exceeded their relative popularity.

    To this end I have posted a variety of musical styles that, regardless of the era they come from, represent some of the best from that time.

    Here is another band that never had the recognition they deserved. Their lead singer on these recordings, James Dewar, had a unique, soulful voice.

    I could have posted many more great examples of their sound. Research their music.

    The great Robin Trower.

    Caledonia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iW2lj...yer_detailpage

    Long Misty Days

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gR8pJ...yer_detailpage

    Somebody Calling

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6Jt-...yer_detailpage

    In City Dreams

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xvyA...yer_detailpage

    Bluebird

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7mWF...yer_detailpage

    Same Rain Falls

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xl0gj...yer_detailpage

    Oh, what the hell. Another one.

    Bridge Of Sighs

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=4t1Ad9ZMXIk
    Last edited by Atypical; 10-05-2012 at 05:55 PM.

  4. #204
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    This is very special in a thread containing a lot of incredible music.

    Gene Harris was a great jazz pianist. He had a certain style…but, we’ll start with this first.

    Stay with me.


    This is a live performance and an elegant swinging version of a great tune.

    Meditation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=llM7Rx7Mtbk


    This selection shows his fantastic, wry, personal style – a hard-driving, down-home, foot-stompin’ beat. It says, here I come – get outta the way. Incredible sounds.

    A Little Blues There

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=RXIrQPVehNI


    Now watch him play the same selection. I am repeating it to show his playfulness and enthusiasm and to provide a sense of the man’s talent.

    A Little Blues There (first half)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bwXkS7lht7I

    4/30/13

    Here is the rest.

    A Little Blues There

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=-3cCYawpZp8


    This song starts slowly and you relax enjoying the beautiful sounds. Then he begins to add flavors of what is to come; dollops of gospel, boogie-woogie, blues, and, finally, a big batch of high-octane energy mixes it all together. In the hands (literally) of this brilliant pianist you can experience bliss.

    You Don’t Know Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=96QAxlLqOmo


    There’s only one comment necessary about this next selection; beautiful.

    My Foolish Heart

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=mnlK0bmb3lo


    And, as we are approaching winter, I thought a look back would be nice.

    Here is Gene Harris adding his trademarked riffs to this lovely song. Ray Brown clearly enjoys Harris’ take. It’s a great performance, affecting for me because of the wonderful arrangement and passionate performance, and, because of what I have learned about him as a person. As a result, this is another (thread) song I can’t stop listening to. Watch/Listen to it. Or else!

    Summertime (12/18/13 changed vid - same brilliant arrangement)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...IJDZk9JHx0Gene Harris died in 2000.

    I’ve read what many said about him. My sense is that he was a genuinely nice man. His death is a big loss for music and for the world.

    3/28/14

    Here is Gene Harris with Roger Kellaway playing Señor Blues (also done by Taj Mahal here, 215) and Splanky, with some fun antics by them. Enjoyable and damn good.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=eATnDPvzN_s

    Let this one envelop you...and just listen. Beautiful.

    Black and Blue

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=07Th265uj3M
    Last edited by Atypical; 03-29-2014 at 01:29 AM.

  5. #205
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    The Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 by Liszt is a beautiful piece.

    I found two artists who tried to do justice to the music, but, sorry to say, their efforts fell somewhat short.

    Apparently, there were some distractions.

    Decided to post them anyway, however, it might be a bit painful to watch. You can decide which one is better.


    Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (11/7/13 repaired link)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Tp0G3iH6MK8

    Victor Borge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8R0Z...yer_detailpage


    And you can dance to it, too.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=wHjwNp6gbss
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-07-2013 at 10:22 PM.

  6. #206
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    The appropriate and necessary OWS actions remind me of an earlier time when many also did not let major injustice, inequality and illegality proceed unopposed.

    There were a lot of great bands around that time.

    It’s time to refresh our memories.

    The Youngbloods

    Harmony smooth as glass. And lyrics that ...

    Get Together

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4fWN...yer_detailpage


    This is a pretty, quirky song. Listen for the vibes.

    Ride The Wind

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxTE3...yer_detailpage


    Jesse Colin Young is essentially a folk singer and was a member of the Youngbloods. Here are two in a different style.

    The first is a song about choice; a jazzy, uptempo song that is infectious. Don't miss this! Pay attention to the lyrics and crank this up.

    Ridgetop

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMBU4...yer_detailpage

    A slightly different and longer version of Ridgetop.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KorCm...yer_detailpage


    And then there is this...a song that also fits the comment I made above; pretty and quirky. A love song. Don't miss this either.

    Sunlight

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRFlq...yer_detailpage


    Now, one for fun. A song that makes me smile every time I hear it.

    Lake Shore Drive, Chicago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=bjNSmAl7hF0
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-05-2011 at 10:44 PM.

  7. #207
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    This looks to me like the perfect relationship. No need for counseling...ever.

    Great sounds and lyrics, too.

    Mayer Hawthorne

    The Walk

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=gmfcYli6vV4
    Last edited by Atypical; 11-19-2011 at 08:51 PM.

  8. #208
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    More exceptional songs from great bands of the past that focused on societal problems or that were popular around that period. The best of the best.

    I sincerely feel that every song here is exceptional. Don't miss ANY of them. They're all great!


    Dave Mason was one of the original members of Traffic. Here are two great songs.

    Look At You, Look At Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSfAY...yer_detailpage

    Only You Know And I Know

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ITvFt...yer_detailpage


    A great sound from…

    Buffalo Springfield

    On The Way Home

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSnCU...yer_detailpage

    And,

    Bluebird

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=55q2rRh5UUU


    The great…

    Quicksilver Messenger Service

    Fresh Air

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EacQ...yer_detailpage

    What About Me

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=zBvjXhUSUpU


    This band is great - no, more than great; the arrangements, the voices, and the strings create a special sound.

    It’s A Beautiful Day

    White Bird

    5/6/13 A (replacement) live version. This arrangement is fantastic - a serious understatement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=ZRKtPCr8v_4

    And, a studio version.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhcvK...yer_detailpage

    Hot Summer Day (This is beautiful and the vocals are tops)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG5mZ...yer_detailpage


    Ten Years After

    I’d Love to Change the World

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J7-8s...yer_detailpage


    (11/14)

    A song with strange lyrics; caused no end of speculation. But very good.

    Traffic

    Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udyNr...yer_detailpage


    (11/17)

    Another original member of Traffic. A song with a message.

    Jim Capaldi

    Livin On The Edge

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPR1U...yer_detailpage

    (12/5)

    A very, very beautiful song. With meaningful lyrics, too. The kind I like.

    Three Dog Night

    Easy To Be Hard

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeXca...yer_detailpage
    Last edited by Atypical; 05-06-2013 at 06:15 PM.

  9. #209
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    Nice work there Typical. Good stuff.

  10. #210
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    The weekend... Time for music.

    Pavarotti and Barry White. Strange combination but sounds great.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fHCcM_uV-r8

    Never gonna give you up.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFtSh...eature=related

    I'm gonna love you
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_LWp...eature=related

    Practice what you preach
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgwb480DN3Y

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