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  1. #211
    Atypical is offline
    Blues from all eras that stimulate and soothe.

    Elmore James King Of The Slide Guitar
    Dust My Broom


    Clapton's version is great. So is one of the originals.

    Elmore James (4/2/16 link repaired)
    It Hurts Me Too

    Jimmy Reed
    Ain't That Lovin' You

    Slim Harpo
    Baby Scratch My Back

    Sonny Boy Williamson
    Keep It To Yourself[/SIZE]


    Here is the famous Robbie Robertson telling a story about meeting Sonny Boy Williamson. Important

    Lowell Fulsom

    Junior Parker
    Love Ain't Nothin' But A Business Goin' On

    Howlin' Wolf
    Smokestack Lightnin'

    Little Walter
    My Babe[/B]

    Little Milton
    Grits Ain't Groceries

    John Lee Hooker
    Boom Boom

    John Lee Hooker/Van Morrison
    Serves Me Right To Suffer

    Lightnin' Hopkins
    Please Don't Go

    Muddy Waters
    You Can't Lose What You Never Had (ain't that the damn truth)

    With his trademarked "growl" here are some of his classics.

    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    Stormy Monday


    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    When Hearts Grow Cold


    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    That's The Way Love Is

    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City


    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    Goin' Down Slow


    Bobby "Blue" Bland
    I Wouldn't Treat A Dog (anyone here relate to this? lol)


    Albert King's live version of Stormy Monday. Damn!

    Albert King was the originator of record of this tune. These covers pay tribute to the original, as they should, but add a flavor all their own.

    Albert King

    I'll Play The Blues For You (10/28/13 link repaired)

    Big Head Todd and The Monsters (3/29/17 I listen to this regularly. More than five years later this is one of the best versions I have ever heard.)

    I'll Play the Blues For You


    There are many traveling "bar bands" that have exceptional talent. Here's one that does this tune with the emotion and intensity it deserves.

    The David Gerald Band

    I'll Play The Blues For You


    Karen Carroll's great version used to be here but was made "private." Bummer. Try this.

    Stormy Monday (posted on Monday otherwise I would be irresponsible).


    Mighty Sam McCain

    When The Hurt Is Over


    If you like blues don't miss (any of) this!!

    Mighty Sam McCain

    Don't Worry About Me


    This is sooo nice.

    Snowy White (8/27/17 link repaired)

    Midnight Blues


    Things are grim. Need this more than ever.

    Kenny Neal

    Blues Fallin' Down Like Rain


    Research was necessary here. I am essentially confident that this is not as listed (Nortons play different music) however...

    5/25/17 ...continued research has uncovered the "truth." (I think) There are two bands using the name, The Nortons. One does not play blues and has different personnel. The other one fronted by this great singer is also known locally as The Nortons. This is a live version of that great tune with...

    Danielle Schnebelen

    Married To The Blues


    Danielle Schnebelen deserves another with the Kenny Wayne Shepard Band.


    This is so mellow, so smooth, and oh, so sweet.

    Sonny Black

    Blues Walkin' By My Side


    There are many great harp players around now. One of the best is Sugar Blue, who played on the Stones "Miss You".

    In Your Eyes



    When The Blues Catch Up With You


    Billy Branch with Lurrie Bell & The Sons Of The Blues (this tune demands stellar blues harp mastery; this version exceeds the standard)

    Help Me


    This is great.

    Billy Branch

    My Baby Caught The Train


    Blue Morning

    What Kind Of Woman Is This? (If you introduce me I'll try to find out.)


    Devil Blues

    Come Fly With Me


    Aynsley Lister

    Need Her So Bad (damn!)


    Alabama Blues Machine

    Must Be Love


    Mike Griffin

    The Blues Ain't Never Gonna Die


    Eddie Cotton, Jr

    Let's Straighten It Out


    A great sound that's also fun to listen to.


    Set Me Free


    Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat

    Sure As The Sun Rises


    Detroit Blues Band

    Tears From My Eyes


    Jimmy Carpenter

    Walk Away (4/2/18 link repaired)
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  2. #212
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    Stormy Monday Blues. That's what I'll be singing tomorrow after long weekend. Great music ATyp. Thank you.

    Heard this song on radio, Roy Orbison and his incredible voice. These are some of my favorites of his, brings up a lot of feelings hearing them again. But then again I guess that's what listening to music is all about.

    In Dreams.


    It's Over.

    Only the Lonely

    Running Scared.

    Sweet Dreams.

    Last two songs catch all the well known singers joining him on stage. Black and White concert recorded one year before his death.

    One more, from same concert. Listen to all those guitars. Oh my.
    Pretty Woman.

    Done. I think.
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  3. #213
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    Good toe tapping tunes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgz View Post
    Me too I'm not familiar with his music...but are you familiar with used car sales edmonton?
    yes, those bastards sold me a lemon and I had to take them to court to get my money back. you would have to be a dumbass to do business with them

  5. #215
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    The original Taj Mahal is in India.

    But we have one, too. He's one of our musical treasures. See for yourself.

    Taj Mahal

    Mailbox Blues

    Taj with Horace Silver's "Senor Blues"

    Further On Down The Road (don't miss this)

    Everybody Has The Blues (Deleted by YT)


    Gregg Allman And Taj Mahal

    Statesboro Blues


    Another loss today, Gregg Allman... his band, one of the best ever.

    The Allman Brothers

    Whipping Post


    From an event honoring James Taylor, with Taj, but Taj's appearance was deleted.

    The Dixie Chicks, a group not afraid to condemn an administration that deserved it and paid, unfairly, for it. This is a stunning arrangement.

    Shower The People
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  6. #216
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    This artist was many things; severely handicapped, troubled and prodigiously talented.

    I strive to showcase talent here that was not widely known and appreciated in its time. This is another significant and poignant example of that goal.

    The following will add an extraordinarily beautiful dimension to whatever you are doing while listening; or if you choose to just listen you have my compliments.

    The incredible …

    Michel Petrucciani

    Estate (Summer In Italia) This is stunningly beautiful.

    I sometimes mention how a particular arrangement soars. This one leaves the galaxy.
    It’s an affecting performance of a beautiful interpretation, and, for me, unforgettable.

    In A Sentimental Mood

    Brazilian Suite

    Anyone here play the piano? Watch this.

    Take The A Train


    When I first considered adding this selection, Rachid, to the thread, I researched Wilby Fletcher, the drummer. I learned he was a prodigy and played with big names in jazz in his teens. He died not long ago.

    He's great and his approach here adds immeasurably to the overall magnificence of the tune.

    (11/18) Rachid

    (11/18) 100 Hearts

    When I post in this thread I sometimes hesitate to add too many selections of a particular artist. I want listeners to evaluate for themselves and to explore if they choose.

    With regard to this brilliant talent, I feel that this may not be the right thing to do. Perhaps, a new sound will motivate an appreciation where a prior one did not. This, then, is the hope for these additions and for those above dated 11/18.

    As I mentioned in an earlier post some music should be really listened to not just used for background or in a hurried taste. These selections, and others from M. Petrucciani, qualify for that treatment. If that's done, like a mature wine you let air for a while, it will repay you in great measure because you will hear things you didn't notice the first or second time you listened.

    I sincerely hope you like these as well as the many other performances by this talented musician.

    (11/21) Round Midnight

    (11/21) So What (A jazz classic)

    (11/21) A playful arrangement of a standard, doing what jazz does frequently, adding parts of another song to the interpretation of the original piece; also done in Round Midnight above. See if you can find it.

    Satin Doll

    (11/21) Lullaby

    (11/21) September 2nd

    His music has taught me that I still have something to learn about jazz piano. I am grateful but wish he was still alive so that I could tell him personally.


    Perhaps a glass of wine and a quiet room would be appropriate while contemplating this selection by the brilliant Michel Petrucciani. The unchanging still photo does not bore. There is much to see in it.



    For those who like M. Petrucciani's music I add this for you...and, to you.

    Love Letter


    I added this approximately 18 months ago (below in 218) because it showcases Michel Petrucciani AND Al Jarreau, two magnificent talents. It was ultimately deleted by YouTube for some reason.

    I just saw it's available again.(another mocha hagotdi moment)

    M. Petrucciani and Al Jarreau

    Mas Que Nada
    Last edited by Atypical; 03-24-2017 at 01:30 PM.

  7. #217
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    [QUOTE=Atypical;75068]This artist was many things; severely handicapped, troubled and prodigiously talented.

    I always want to showcase talent here that was not widely known and appreciated in its time. This is another significant and poignant example of that goal.

    Beautiful selections as usual.

    Thank you for the introduction to this amazing talent.

  8. #218
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    Thanks. I'm pleased you like his music.

    I’ve been aware of him for a while but not in depth.

    When I decided to learn more I became affected by his talent and hard life. It's tough, for me, to only evaluate his music and ignore his infirmity, but I don’t think I err when I say how great he was. I also want others to know him which is why he is in the thread.

    I’ll use this new opportunity and encourage others to learn more about him.


    Michel Petrucciani

    Another exquisite masterpiece.

    Last edited by Atypical; 07-29-2015 at 11:43 PM.

  9. #219
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    'Philly sound' R&B singer Major Harris dies at 65

    Nov. 9, 2012

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Major Harris, a former member of the "Philadelphia sound" soul group the Delfonics and the singer of the 1975 hit "Love Won't Let Me Wait," has died in Richmond. He was 65.

    His sister, Catherine Thomas, told The Associated Press that Harris passed away Friday morning from congestive heart and lung failure after being rushed to a hospital.

    In his teens, Harris was tall for his age and was able to get into clubs to watch musicians perform, she said.

    "He always appeared to be older, which gave him a lot of ins to a lot of older places," Thomas joked.

    She said he didn't drink in the clubs back then but was pursuing his career. Music, she said, "was his life."

    Harris made the rounds with several music groups in the 1960s, including the Charmers, Frankie Lymon's Teenagers and Nat Turner's Rebellion.

    He then joined the Delfonics in the early 1970s, replacing Randy Cain in the group known for their hits "La-La (Means I Love You)" and "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)."

    Harris left the group in 1974 to pursue a solo career. He recorded a string of R&B singles, including "Love Won't Let Me Wait," which peaked at No. 5 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart and was certified as a gold record by the Recording Industry Association of America.


    Music from this period should not be dismissed. This post is a 'mile-marker'.

    The Delfonics

    Didn't I

    Here are a few more of the same style. Gems.

    The Main Ingredient (with Cuba Gooding's father)

    Everybody Plays The Fool (5/1/16 link repaired)

    Just Don't Want To Be Lonely

    The O'Jays

    Used To Be My Girl

    The Dramatics (10/25/15 link repaired)

    In The Rain

    The Undisputed Truth

    Smiling Faces Sometimes (ain't this the truth) 12/17/13 link repaired


    Have You Seen Her ((11/16/13 link repaired)

    Oh Girl (11/16/13 link repaired)

    The Four Tops

    When She Was My Girl

    Ask The Lonely


    One of their best.

    Four Tops

    I'll Be There

    The Spinners

    Could It Be I'm Falling In Love

    It's A Shame (12/29/16 link repaired)

    Harold Melvin And The Blue Notes

    The Love I Lost (12/29/16 link repaired)


    Another beautiful song from this period and from one of the best.

    Harold Melvin

    If You Don't Know Me By Now

    Eddie Holman

    Hey There Lonely Girl

    The Isley Brothers

    Living For The Love Of You


    Great sounds from that era - or any other.

    The Manhattans

    Kiss And Say Goodbye


    The "voice" Barry White

    Can't Get Enough Of Your Love Baby


    Little Anthony & The Imperials


    Dee Clark


    Little Willie John


    Joe Jeffries (these dancers are great...especially the lovely, couple in the main shot.)

    My Pledge Of Love (5/25/17 link repaired)

    And, a little further back...

    Frankie Lymon & The Teenagers

    Why Do Fools Fall In Love

    The Five Satins

    In The Still Of The Night

    Tommy Edwards

    It's All In The Game

    The Solitaires (1/9/17 many disparage do-wop but it is nevertheless true that the melodies and voices were frequently beautiful and evocative. This is a stunning example. A little known song but a favorite.)

    The Angels Sang

    The Skyliners

    Since I Don't Have You


    The Skyliners

    This I Swear

    The Flamingos

    I Only Have Eyes For You

    Edwin Starr

    25 Miles


    One of the finest soul groups of the period...

    The "Mighty" Dells

    Stay In My Corner


    March 3, 2013,

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — Bobby Rogers, a founding member of Motown group The Miracles and a songwriting collaborator with Smokey Robinson, died Sunday at his suburban Detroit home. He was 73.

    Motown Museum board member Allen Rawls said Rogers died about 6 a.m. in Southfield. Rogers had been ill for several years.

    Rogers formed the group in 1956 with cousin Claudette Rogers, Pete Moore, Ronnie White and Robinson. Their hits included "Shop Around," ''You've Really Got a Hold on Me," ''The Tracks of My Tears," ''Going to a Go-Go," ''I Second That Emotion" and "The Tears of a Clown."

    "He had the sparkling personality that was loved by everyone," Claudette Robinson told the Detroit Free Press. "People always commented on the tall one with the glasses. He was personable, approachable and he loved talking to the women, loved talking to the guys, loved to dance, loved to sing, loved to perform. That was the joy of his life."

    His voice can be heard on Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On," with Rogers saying, "It's just a groovy party, man, I can dig it." Mary Wilson of the Supremes said that captured his essence.

    "If people want to remember him, they should put that record on and listen to Bobby," Wilson told the newspaper. "That's who he was."

    Rogers and The Miracles were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012. He was too ill to attend the ceremony.

    He shared songwriting credits with Robinson on The Temptations' "The Way You Do the Things You Do," The Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and The Miracles' "Going to a Go-Go."


    The Miracles made a lot of great music. Here is Daryl Hall with

    Smokey Robinson

    Tears Of A Clown


    Bobby Womack is gone today.

    Nobody Wants You When You're Down And Out (12/29/16 link repaired)
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  10. #220
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    These three musicians are stars in American music. Here, they compete with each other in a demonstration of their styles.

    Steve Gadd plays in many of the posts in this thread.

    Dave Weichel, Vinnie Colaiuta and Steve Gadd.

    This is a beautiful tune performed by a superb band with Vinnie on drums. Watch for the musician who plays two instruments at once. This is a must-see in a room with perfect lighting, an attentive audience and interesting music.

    Dark Secret
    Last edited by Atypical; 05-09-2013 at 02:45 PM.

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