The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkle, and...?

Reply Fri 27 Feb, 2009 09:45 pm
Here's a song every kid loves:

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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 08:10 am
No more beautiful harmonies than Yes

Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 09:10 am
I'm surprised this one hasn't been mentioned yet (although I might've missed it) -- it's another They Might Be Giants: Birdhouse in your soul.

Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 09:44 am
it's in my post of TMBG songs to download, great song
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 11:40 am
For the old stuff, try:

Neil Diamond
Rick Nelson
The Everly Brothers
Carol King
Cat Stevens
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 11:45 am
Bare Naked Ladies
Pete Seeger
Norah Jones
err Bare Naked Ladies, but not the kid stuff
Crash Test Dummies might appeal, interesting sound and lyrics
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:00 pm
Tangerine Dream
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:10 pm
Does sozlet have anything from the Putymayo collections?


I've been picking them up for friends' children occasionally. But not from the kids collection.
Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:15 pm
http://www.putumayo.com/en/catalog_item.php?album_id=991 (samples at the link)

this is the hot new one on India - there is a companion book - getting rave reviews. A few of my favourite musicians are represented - Kiran Ahluwalia in particular. Oh, and A. R. Rahman of Slumdog Millionaire fame.
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:33 pm
There is a radio station I listen to that might have some ideas of more recent artists.
They do an acoustical morning and evening over the weekend.

They also do a yearly album with artists for charity

Just checking the artists from past albums suggests
Bonnie Rait
Mark Knopfler
Shawn Colvin
Sarah McLachlan

Then if she wants to go toward Bluegrass there is always Alison Kraus
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:37 pm
Songs that T and the girls have been listening to lately:

American Boy

Beyonce - Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

Sara Bareilles - Love Song

Jason Mraz -I'm Yours (live)

Christina Aguilera - Ain't No Other Man (song starts at about :30)

Some of my current faves (I'm a big fan of good harmony and syncopation):

Comin' Home Baby-Michael Buble (ignore the video on this one. Rolling Eyes)

KT Tunstall - Suddenly I See

Avril Lavigne-Complicated (not a fan of the video, but great music)

Jack Johnson - Staple It Together

Lilo and Stitch-Hawaiian Roller Coaster Ride(English)

And what about post-Beatles?

SILLY LOVE SONGS - Paul McCartney & Wings - 1976

Imagine - John Lennon

George Harrison-Got my mind set on you

George Harrison - My sweet lord

Ringo Starr-It dont come easy
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 12:40 pm

My kids love most everything from ELO.
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 03:12 pm
You have 2 of the Travelling Willburys on your list of people she likes

Try Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:06 pm
sozobe wrote:
She likes melodies and harmony but also some complication/ sophistication. She doesn't like most kid's music.

This goes straight to one of my favorite mad-scientist experiments I meant to have you perform on Sozlet: Confront her with classical music and see how she reacts. If she's into melody, harmony, and complication, a good first test case is Beethoven's piano trio in B flat major, op. The Elizabeth Gardner Museum in Boston organizes a series of concerts performed by young artists, and has put podcasts of the concerts on its webpage.

Here's a direct link to Beethoven's Archduke Trio

And here's the top-level page about their recordings, which has lots of other good stuff too.
Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 10:17 pm
If she shows any interest, the next part of the experiment is to check if she minds mono recordings. In my idiosyncratic, but never humble opinion, which ehBeth will strongly disagree with, the greatest recording of almost any classical composition was produced in the sixties or before, so will likely not be stereo. If Sozlet doesn't mind that, here are, via YouTube, the two best recordings ever made of the same Archduke Trio (the first movement anyway):

Cortot, Tibaud, Casals

Rubinstein, Heifez, Feuerman: Part 1, Part 2

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Reply Sat 28 Feb, 2009 11:42 pm
If you are going back to the 50's, 60's, and 70's where there was still melody in the music, go for anything by the Carpenters or the Kingston Trio or what kid didn't love Peter, Paul & Mary?

Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 02:02 pm
Since Sozlet likes Simon & Garfunkel and Johnny Cash, how about melodic folk such as the early Joan Baez?

Here are her Woodstock performances of "Joe Hill" and "Swing Low Sweet Chariot.

Joe Hill was an early hero of the workers' rights movement. I recommend the song mostly for its melody and Joan Baez's amazing voice, but, be prepared for her to ask questions about it.
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 02:06 pm
"Who would have thought it wasn't about a dragon?"
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 02:40 pm
I checked out what has made it to "Mo's favorites" on his iPod. He likes a little more rocking kind of thing:

The Ramone's:

For Green Day his faves are:

Oh crud....

I've got to hand over the computer for a bit......
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:10 pm
For political consciousness, Phil Ochs (this one is I Ain't Marchin' Anymore. I looked for I'm Gonna Say it Now and could not find it on youtube done by the man. A serious omission!):

And, for beauty, Changes:
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