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    Buying music CDs. Any suggestions?

    Risky to do this on the heels of such a successful 'ten favorite movies' pol. But how about giving up say like, seven or so music records you've always had to have have in whatever format in your collection. Your 'oh, I think I'm addicted to this' set. Honesty counts!

    I got some gift coupons for Amazon and I thought I'd reinvigorate the music collection.

    some of my list to myself:
    -Kind of Blue- miles
    -Segovia-1927-39 recordings vol. 1
    -bethoven #9
    -whats goin on-m gaye
    -santana-borboletta
    -sly family stone- fresh (the bass that attracted the future)
    -the cars-
    -cheap trick-heaven tonight
    -ac/dc sides one: powerage/highway to hell

    Thanks!

    For one I'm getting Janes Addiction- been caught stealing- b/c A.Cooper said it makes his top ten. I did used to listen to that at a friends house...."Bark! Bark!")

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    Time Further Out - Dave Brubeck. Forgotten masterpiece. Better than Time Out imho.

    Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello. Some of the best lyrics set to music ever. Not heavy just great brainy pop.

    Nuggets I & II Compilation - Classic, great, near-great and just plain goofy one hit wonders from the 60's in America and Britain. Some you've heard, some you haven't. A lot of gems.

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    Again, with the disclaimer...

    ...that this is valid only at this moment

    Dillard & Clark / Fantastic Expedition -- my toe-wetting baptism into bluegrass

    Mozart / Serenades & Divertimenti -- a collection of his "smaller" pieces, most of which seem more passionate than his major works

    Beatles / the boxed set -- I've never been able to single out one album they did that stood above the others. I'm just glad that I lived through the Beatle era.

    X / Los Angeles -- best band out of L.A., and that's saying something

    Buzzcocks / Product (boxed set) -- the band that could have been the love child of Pete Townshend and Johnny Rotten. Powerful, often witty (not a typical punk attribute), well-crafted (but never slick or commercial) songs, propelled by one of the most ferocious drummers I've heard.

    Patty Loveless and Del McCoury / Austin City Limits appearance -- OK, this isn't an album, but rather a videotape I made, and I keep going back to this every couple of weeks. Great bluegrass, with truly standout fiddle from the former and mandolin from the latter.

    Small Faces / Ogden's Nut Gone Flake, Autumn Stone -- not the later abomination with Rod Stewart, this was arguably the world's second greatest mod band, who always sounded like they were having more fun than anyone had a right to when they made records.

    I reserve the right to completely alter this list at any time.
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    For Classical- Bethoven ( the first Heavy Metal Artist )

    Others:

    Ac/Dc Back in Black
    Led Zepplin 4
    Guns & Roses Appitite for Distruction
    Rainbow - Rainbow Rising
    Ramons- Greatest Hits
    Social Distortion (best underated group)


    Frank Sinatra - greatest hits
    Tony Bennett
    Glenn Miller (Big band Swing)

    If you like old fashion Jazz a really good cd:
    "The Best of Ken Burns Jazz" it has
    Duke Ellington
    Charlie Parker
    Benny Goodmand
    Others

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    Bob Marley: Talking Blues -- recorded live mostly at a concert in San Francisco in the early 70s. One of the tightest dang live albums you will ever hear, I never get tired of this one,ever. (honorable mention: boxed set, or if only one album, Legend or Uprising)

    Sublime: self titled

    U2: What you Can't Leave Behind (recently acquired this one... and I thought everything U2 did after the Joshua Tree was supposed to suck. This is a GOOD album)

    The Cure: Standing on a Beach (singles)

    Dr Dre: The Chronic (but you've got to have the taste for a lil' gansta rap)

    Fugazi: 13 songs

    Agent Orange: This is the Voice (so-cal 80s punk band's poppy masterpiece)

    Paul Simon: Live at Central Park (If you own only one on my list, it MUST BE THIS ALBUM. It's absofrikinlutely brilliant. Killer sound quality, concert is done with the south african rhythm section, it's da bomb)

    Depeche Mode: Singles 86-98

    Peter Tosh: Legalize It or Equal Rights

    Crowded House: Woodface (probably the most overlooked alternative-pop album of the early 90s. Bummer for them the album was released at about the same time as Nirvana's Nevermind. This one is always in the car on a road trip. A great great great album -- killer harmonies, yeah, this is a good one)

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    Yeah, Kazzaa. (nm)

    and a 1 and a 2...

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    Here's a few more:

    Jorma Kaukonen: Blue Country Heart ---Amazing Bluegrass

    John Lee Hooker: The Healer--- Blues with some friends

    Itzhak Perlman & Oscar Peterson: Side by Side---jammin classical jazz

    Mark oConnor: Heroes---inspired fiddling at its best.

    Soundtrack: O Brother where art thou? also soundtrack to The Little Mermaid... don't laugh, this Mermaid soundtrack is a serious audiophile recording and truly sublime music.

    Then the old standards like Pink Floyd, Supertramp, Elton John, CSN...Some Henry Mancini- the soundtrack to Breakfast at Tiffanis is really hot.

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    Any recording by Stevie Ray Vaughan, my favorites are "The Sky is Crying" and "Live Alive". That reminds me, I havent watched the tape of him from "Austin City Limits" for a while, thanks for that reminder Walrus!
    Almost anything by Bob Dylan. I recommend "Time out of Mind"
    Try some old blues recordings, Blind Willie McTell is great.

    As in the movie thread, there is no way to give a definitive list, there is a lot of great stuff out there.
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    Montreal band that is making bows to `80s Depeche Mode, New Order, or other industio-pop is The Stars. Single Elevator Love Song is a total flashback.

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    Mark O'Connor, "Midnight on the Water"
    Beethoven Symphony #6 Bruno Walter and the Columbia Symphony
    REM, "Life's Rich Pageant"
    Django Reinhart and the Hot Club of France
    Miles Davis, "Kind of Blue," "Nefertiti," "Milestones."
    Led Zeppelin (the first album)
    Pearl Jam, "Ten"
    Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mapei View Post
    Mark O'Connor, "Midnight on the Water"
    Beethoven Symphony #6 Bruno Walter and the Columbia Symphony
    REM, "Life's Rich Pageant"
    Django Reinhart and the Hot Club of France
    Miles Davis, "Kind of Blue," "Nefertiti," "Milestones."
    Led Zeppelin (the first album)
    Pearl Jam, "Ten"
    Patsy Cline's Greatest Hits
    If you want some great early Zep, check out this video. I think it even was recorded before their first album was released. It would have been incredible to have been one of the 50 or so stoner Danes in thick sweaters who could sit right up at the stage and witness this set. Interesting that Page had already developed his schtik with the violin bow on Dazed and Confused. Happy Thursday!


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    I got 20 CD's for a penny from Columbia House. Who knew Pearl Jam had so much stuff out there???

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    Eva Cassidy- Live at Blues Alley

    She would take the stage at a rowdy biker bar, mostly ignored as a petite blonde, but the minute she started singing and playing, everybody stopped and listened. Her voice was powerful and moving. Great stuff!

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    CD's? How......quaint.
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    Nice one from the wayback machine

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    Re: Zep thks for the link.
    How did they stay seated? OMG!
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    Vas ees ĎCDí?

    Oh wait, thatís right... itís that thing LPs are replacing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    How did they stay seated? OMG!
    When I was an undergrad Stevie Ray Vaughan came and played at a relatively small venue at our university. Turns out we had an ice storm that pretty much immobilized the city. SRV put on a full show anyway. I know three people that made it to the show. They all said there were about 60 people at the show, and SRV invited them all to sit on the stage for the whole show. No, I wasn't there.....but my friends talk about it regularly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Re: Zep thks for the link.
    Here's one more link. My favorite Zep song, the only time they ever played it live, and it's 38 years after the first video I posted. Normally I don't like these old fogies reminiscing about what they did a a generation ago, but this performance is superb, with Jason Bonham on the sticks. LZ only played two shows after John died, and this is one of them, as a tribute to someone at Atlantic Records in the day.


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    I think I still owe Columbia house $0.25 for free CDs, hope they never track me down, the interest on that debt has got to be staggering by now.
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    Just go with, M/Now That's What I Call Music! Vols 1-20 and call it a day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine View Post
    Eva Cassidy- Live at Blues Alley

    She would take the stage at a rowdy biker bar, mostly ignored as a petite blonde, but the minute she started singing and playing, everybody stopped and listened. Her voice was powerful and moving. Great stuff!
    Wow!

    I never heard of her before now. Thanks!

    I'll buying some of her music later today.

    It's a shame that she died so young.

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    Fairly recent stuff I would get if I had a gift certificate:

    The Universe Smiles Upon You by Khruangbin

    Ali & Toumani by Ali Farka Toure

    Black Focus by Yussef Kamaal

    This just arrived:

    Pierre Boulez Dialogues - Music For Recorder by Erik Bosgraaf / Jorrit Tamminga

    Beethoven's 9th: I like Karajan.

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