Sat 28 Dec, 2002 04:53 am
Some people have already mentioned their favorite music styles in this thread over here......but who are your favorite ARTISTS in those genres that you most listen to?? Hearing recommendations from other people here could be a great way to get acquainted with cool/interesting music in genres we don't usually listen to.
So tell all, good people! (But try to stick to artists you REALLY like.)
Monger,Bill Evans(pianist) is my all time favourite.May I recommend his album "Moon Beams"?
You may. I think you just did.
Shannon Curfman (sp?) put out a CD in 1999 called Loud Guitars and Big Suspicions. Kick-ass blues-rock-boogie. She sings and plays like a young Bonnie Raitt. Songwriting is adequate, no better than, but hey! Give her a break! She was only sixteen!
Been listening to a lot of John Scofield (jazz catagory) lately. He did a CD called A Go-Go a few years back backed up by Medeski Martin and Wood that is worthy, although I prefer his Bump CD, which is much more sparse.
If you like MMW by the way, look for Wayne Horvitz and Zony Mash. The first track on their Upper Egypt disk is alomst trancendentally good.
Hebba, I downloaded a couple of his songs & it's pretty good stuff. Do you have a particular favorite Bill Evans piece?
SealPoet, sounds interesting... I'll try to look some of them up pretty soon.
A few of my favorites....
Foo Fighters, Guns N'Roses, Disturbed, Zebrahead, Papa Roach, Live, Marilyn Manson
Infected Mushroom, S.U.N. Project, Skazi
a few others I luv...
The Prodigy, No Doubt, Nelly Furtado, Sade, Eminem
The artists I consistently play on my system at home are:
Bob Dylan - all of his work up til about ten years ago.
Leonard Cohen - all of his work from 1968 to the present.
Jerry Lee Lewis - everything 'til he slowed down.
Janis Joplin - CHEAP THRILLS (Big Brother and the Holding Company).
Harry Belafonte - an incredible range of music: the Carribean, world folk songs; a beautiful voice when he's being tender, lusty shouts and clowning when he's boisterous.
Joan Baez - she has recorded dozens of songs I still listen to.
Judy Collins - Every phase of her career.
Elvis - I love him from the beginning through the end of the 60s. After that I become more selective.
Buddy Holly - It's his voice more than the songs he recorded.
Chuck Willis - there are not that many good recordings offered by him, but, What Am I living For, My Life, Hang Up My Rock 'N' Roll Shoes, C. C. Rider, She's Gone, are top notch.
Clyde McPhatter - original star of The Drifters. I like everything by him.
Hank Williams - not everything he did was calculated to make you cry.
Don Gibson - some of his music is wretched, but, he also wrote and performed I Can't Stop Loving You, It's Been A Blue Blue Day, Sweet Dreams and Oh Lonesome Me.
Ray Charles - I love every phase of his career up until he began to lose his creative spark (whatever that means).
Phil Ochs - I still listen to his albums: REHEARSALS FOR RETIREMENT and TAPE FROM CALIFORNIA.
Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Ledbelly - I have albums by these guys that I listen to regularly.
Bobby Darin - He did so many great songs: Dream lover, I'll Be There, 18 Yellow Roses, If I Were a Carpenter, Mack the Knife, Splish Splash -
I have many compilations of songs from the 40s, 50s and 60s with artists too numerous to mention.
Little Richard - he did all of his great work before the British In vasion.
The Beatles - especially Hey Jude - Their entire career was great.
OK, if we put aside the Soviet performers unfamiliar to majority of the A2Keyers, my preferences are as follows:
1. Soloists - American: Frank Sinatra, Andy Williams, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Mario Lanza; [/b]European - Mireille Mathieu, Edith Piaf, Demis Roussos, Nana Mouscouri, Biniamino Gigli, Luciano Pavarotti.
2. Bands - Big Band of Glenn Miller, Bands of James Last and Paul Mauriat, ABBA, Boney M, Smokey, Modern Talking, Teach-In, Baccarat.
I think I'd actually prefer to name individual artists rather than genres anyway. I tend to like artists that don't fall neatly into categories.
Old favorites: Neil Young, Black Sabbath, The Beattles
New favorite: Lucinda Williams
I heard an interview with David Byrne on NPR a month ago and bought one of the albums he was shilling: The Only Blip-Hop Album You Will Ever Need Volume 1. Drone electronica from northern europe. Excellent wallpaper sound. Play it at work when the gossip and top forty is a bit too loud at the other end of the lab...
Can I throw in a link here to a lovely piece on Miles Davis...
With Joe Strummer's passing I've reacquainted myself with how mcuh I really liked the Clash. Then we get the Beatles with a nod to the post Rubber Soul albums. Earth, Wind and Fire, Sublime, Sly and the Family Stone, Fun Boy Three... just to scratch the surface.
My favorites have been Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Debra Cox, Anastasia, and a few other R&B artists.
I'm waiting for Kelly Clarkson to put out her first CD, other then that one hit song she sang from American Idol.
My tastes and faves have changed over the years, mostly, I suspect because I'm older. Funny how that affects things, but anyhow...
Right now it's Lucinda Williams. Just rec'd a copy of "Happy Woman Blues" today as a gift. Her first album of her own material. Great stuff!
Sarah MacLaughlin (SP?)
Early King Crimson
Beatles of course
Yes is my all time favorite.
Well last night, to relax, I listened to Sade (the best of).
This morning, on the train to work, I had "Chic/Sister Sledge" to get me revved up!
Another favorite is Seal.
Ah, poor Mr. Strummer. Have purchased London Calling four times...
Rahsaan Roland Kirk
That should do it...
(To be continued)
The Rolling Stones
Premiata Forneria Marconi (Italian)
After Crying (Czech)
The Incredible String Band
Pentangle (and their descendants)
Billy Ray Vaugham
Lucio Dalla (Italian)
Joaquín Sabina (Spanish)
Giorgio Gaber (Italian)
José Alfredo Jiménez
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus!
(Goodbye Porkpie Hat)