Started by SonicMan46, April 06, 2007, 07:07:55 AM
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Quote from: KevinP on January 15, 2023, 01:41:57 PMAn interesting album. Upon its 1971, it caught the attention of Spiro Agnew who complained about its lyrics. Today that would drive sales up, but at the time his disapproval made Atlantic afraid to promote it and it died a quick death. According to Allmusic anyway. (Agnew was no Quayle. Allegedly he called Atlantic Records privately rather than make a public case out of it.)Very much a blend of styles: funk, jazz, soul, folk. Reminiscent of Gil Scott-Heron at the time--not derivative whatsoever but certainly emanating from the same atmosphere.Alas, I don't have it. CD and LP prices are high, and, as is often the case, the cheaper sellers won't ship to my location. I listened to it one YouTube video at a time.
Quote from: Irons on January 16, 2023, 08:13:05 AMFrom Cactus Cowboy: 50 records not listened to in 10 years.https://youtu.be/O4Zt_6BjSmk
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 16, 2023, 08:39:52 AMInteresting! I'm part way through it. You might enjoy watching some of Norman Maslov's youtube videos (if you haven't already). He's a favorite youtuber of a friend of mine; I've watched some of his videos before and enjoyed them overall. One thing of note: he has an impressive Beatles collection (though he does listen to quite the variety of music overall). Here's a link to his channel: https://www.youtube.com/@mazzysmusic In "real life", he's an artist rep and lives on the West Coast.Here: After watching the second season of Yellowstone (which I'm glad that I persevered with in the end), I've been noticing a number of contemporary singer-songwriters which have been featured in it and have been enjoying what I've been hearing. Didn't also realize that Kevin Costner also is in a band (Modern West) which seems to have done quite well at times in terms of album ratings. I'll provide some links to some of the songs used in the show at some point in time. Lots of talented artists there! PD
Quote from: Irons on January 17, 2023, 01:07:53 AMStrong similarity between the two "vinyl heads". Norman Maslov is an entertaining fella for sure.
Quote from: T. D. on January 17, 2023, 04:49:31 AM
Quote from: Pohjolas Daughter on January 17, 2023, 05:24:14 AMGood to hear from you T.D.! Hope that all has been well with you?PD
Quote from: T. D. on January 17, 2023, 07:17:56 AMDoing well, thanks.Turned 65 and retired from half of my jobs. Not listening to much classical of late, so spending less time on the forum. Lurk some, but not in touch with latest developments so little to post.
Quote from: T. D. on January 16, 2023, 07:12:00 AMI actually got a (new) CD of that, not so long ago (year or less?). In the same batch, also a Japanese reissue of this Bought from Dusty Groove, who's a great source for reissues of such things. I follow their "Coming soon" page https://www.dustygroove.com/coming-soon/jazzI agree with "interesting". I like "spiritual" / "message" jazz of the 60s-70s-(to an extent) 80s and on ("Strata-East" kind of stuff, for instance; also the "Black Jazz" reissue series on Real Gone). The McDaniels wasn't as good as expected, but I still listen occasionally.
Quote from: KevinP on January 17, 2023, 05:00:04 PMYeah. It's a good album. Maybe even very good. But I wanted it to be great and it isn't quite there.
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