Non-Classical Music Listening Thread!

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SimonNZ



Jimmy Cliff - s/t (1969)

(aka "Wonderful World, Beautiful People")

Karl Henning

#30261
Esp. for @George

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

Karl Henning

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

T. D.

#30264

I am not the biggest Buddy Rich fan, but just heard about a reissue so gave this a listen on Youtube. It's a pretty good record, although I'm not certain Buddy's drums truly fit into the Indian framework.

On the subject of Buddy Rich, if you've never heard of his famous rant(s) you might enjoy this NSFW segment (there are longer ones but this ought to suffice):


Pohjolas Daughter

Reminded yesterday that today would be Ash Wednesday, I dug out some music from my NOLA boxes and had a fun time listening to:

Rosie Ledet's "It's a Groove Thing"--a favorite album of mine of her music.  Back when I bought it (decades ago), she was one of the few female-lead zydeco bands.



Followed by Anders Osborne's "Ash Wednesday Blues" which is probably best described by the words on the back of the CD case:  "A Mardi Gras of blues 'n' groove evoking bayou hoodoo and Crescent City soul!"



PD

Madiel

Taylor Swift is now in the country. Just saying.

I shall spend the next week and a half living vicariously through those who succeeded in getting tickets and listening to studio albums.

86,000 people in Melbourne tomorrow night, it will apparently be the largest concert she's ever played.
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Cato

#30267
Courtesy of my son: German members here might already know about the incredible Takeo Ischi!  ;)


Yes, I also wonder why this does not have 2 BILLION views!


Taylor Swift!  Ach pfui!  Adele!  Double ach pfui!  Who needs them, when you have Takeo Ischi?!  :laugh:






Via Wikipedia:


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Ischi was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan.[1] In high school, he was a loner, but it was during this time that he first heard yodeling on the radio.[2] Following his father, Ischi went to university for mechanical engineering. In his spare time he became engrossed with the zither and the hammered dulcimer, and learned to play these instruments. Using Franzl Lang's records, he taught himself to yodel, and began performing on Japanese television. During a six-month period where he studied abroad in Germany,[2] Ischi went to Switzerland, where he sang at a beer hall in Zurich.[1] He soon started earning money from this. From there he sang in front of Franzl Lang (The Jodlerkönig), his idol, and Lang took him under his wing. He performed on television with Maria Hellwig, and after that became known in German language circles as the "Japanese yodeler"




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SimonNZ


Archaic Torso of Apollo

King Crimson: Discipline and The Power to Believe






This is my first complete listen to these two albums in "proper" mode (i.e. on the stereo [not YouTube] with a drink in my hand). Acquired after discussion on the "Have your tastes changed" thread elsewhere.

I like both of them. So far I find it hard to choose between the two. Discipline seems more distinctive at first listen, and several of the songs have some humor, a rare quality with this band. Power has a heavier sound, maybe less variety of material, while being longer. It also has some rather creepy cover art.

I doubt I'm going to like these as much as their 70s albums, but I look forward to exploring them further.
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"Who knows not strict counterpoint, lives and dies an ignoramus" - CPE Bach

KevinP


AnotherSpin

Goose is improvisational rock group for those who had not much to listen to after the Grateful Dead's career ended in 1995. Guitarist Rick Mitarotonda is amazing. Need I mention that Goose have appeared on stage with Dead & Company and Trey? The live recordings are more intense than the studio recordings.

Goose - Live at Radio City Music Hall (Live)


SimonNZ

Quote from: KevinP on February 17, 2024, 08:17:17 PMA fairly polarising album among Stones fans. I like it.

It was being played at the secondhand recordstore and I stayed long enough to hear the whole album.

It was one of theirs I'd not heard in its entirety before, and I was surprised by how much I liked it

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Karl Henning

Quote from: Archaic Torso of Apollo on February 16, 2024, 02:50:59 PMKing Crimson: Discipline and The Power to Believe






This is my first complete listen to these two albums in "proper" mode (i.e. on the stereo [not YouTube] with a drink in my hand). Acquired after discussion on the "Have your tastes changed" thread elsewhere.

I like both of them. So far I find it hard to choose between the two. Discipline seems more distinctive at first listen, and several of the songs have some humor, a rare quality with this band. Power has a heavier sound, maybe less variety of material, while being longer. It also has some rather creepy cover art.

I doubt I'm going to like these as much as their 70s albums, but I look forward to exploring them further.
I still remember my excitement on seeing Discipline in the record store. "They're back!"

This will tickle Poju especially:

Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot

LKB

Quote from: ando on February 08, 2024, 07:42:20 AMCouldn't find a dedicated John Williams thread (odd).



Just getting into his Hook soundtrack for the first time this morning. Not bad! :) Happy B-Day, JW!



I've linked this more than once, elsewhere. Starts with Hook, and improves from there.  ;) 

https://youtu.be/LixG82u6fe4?si=LTspQ_Gh7g3SNfgf
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Archaic Torso of Apollo

Quote from: Karl Henning on February 19, 2024, 06:52:39 AMI still remember my excitement on seeing Discipline in the record store. "They're back!"

As I said elsewhere, I wasn't expecting to like this one, as it's so different from their previous output. But it's definitely growing on me.
formerly VELIMIR (before that, Spitvalve)

"Who knows not strict counterpoint, lives and dies an ignoramus" - CPE Bach

71 dB

Quote from: Karl Henning on February 19, 2024, 06:52:39 AMI still remember my excitement on seeing Discipline in the record store. "They're back!"
I assume you didn't have discipline not to buy the album?  :D

Quote from: Karl Henning on February 19, 2024, 06:52:39 AMThis will tickle Poju especially:


I don't know about tickle, but it is an interesting video so sure. Thanks!  ;)
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Karl Henning

Quote from: 71 dB on February 19, 2024, 09:00:39 AMI assume you didn't have discipline not to buy the album?  :D
I don't know about tickle, but it is an interesting video so sure. Thanks!  ;)
Glad you enjoyed it.
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
Composer & Clarinetist
Boston MA
http://www.karlhenning.com/
[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
nor in competing for the favor of wayward friends.
His only competition was with himself. — Françoise Gilot