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Wharfrat63
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08/28/2020 09:01AM  
Time for some retro music. This is old stuff that I love.

Shake and Finger Pop
Bill Withers - RIP

Otis Redding

Deep Ellum Blues
 
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inspector13
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09/04/2020 07:22AM  

Yikes. 1972 revisited.

An original by Shorty Medlocke

 
inspector13
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09/11/2020 07:01AM  

An old one recorded several times over the years.

 
Bearpath9
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09/11/2020 12:07PM  
Well, since it is Retro Friday, I dug out "Alvin Lee and Company" and popped it into my cd player. Yes, that Alvin Lee from Woodstock. It's a compilation album put out by his old label of songs that didn't make it to his albums. Frankly, it is some damn good stuff.
 
fraxinus
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09/11/2020 04:25PM  
inspector13: "
Yikes. 1972 revisited.


An original by Shorty Medlocke


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I just clicked on your R.E.O. Speedwagon link - 157 Riverside Avenue, they could really rock.
Saw them play a lot back in the day at local clubs. They usually closed out the night with a long version of Sympathy For The Devil. Gary Richrath, their lead guitarist was awesome, one of those guys who could pick up a guitar and take it anywhere, really fun to see in a club in a setting where he could cut it loose. It broke my heart, when they started putting out those Sissy Rock ballads. They sold a lot of records, but they chained up a great guitar player.

REO - Sophisticated Lady
 
inspector13
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09/14/2020 07:02AM  

I liked them in the 70’s. By the time they started with the ballads I was on to something else. Do you remember that Journey started out as a "progressive rock" band in the vein of Yes and Emerson, Lake, and Palmer? I guess bands like those liked money more than their art.

 
fraxinus
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09/15/2020 04:20PM  
I had moved on too by the time they went to the ballads, I was into Blues, and Jazz and Bluegrass about that time, there was still some great popular music and great guitar legends at that time to grow up with. I guess you can't blame a lot of bands for the take the money and run philosophy.

That ain't workin
That's the way you do it
Play the guitar on MTV
Money for nothing
And your chicks for free

Dire Straights - pretty good band, Mark Knopfler is a great versatile artist, does a lot of nice acoustic stuff. He and Emmylou Harris put out a nice album a bit ago.

Why Worry
Romeo and Juliet

Red Dirt Girl
 
inspector13
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09/18/2020 07:17AM  

There sure were a bunch of bands that switched their sound in the late 70s though. The most perplexing for me was the J Geils Band. They started writing pop rock songs just as George Thorogood and the Blues Brothers started a blues revival.

Whammer Jammer

Telegraph Road is my favorite Dire Straights song. I always imagined it was written about Detroit.

 
Bearpath9
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09/18/2020 08:30AM  
Okay, another Retro Friday. Today I couldn't make up my mind, so I made two picks, both by the same artist, Taj Mahal. I have these on vinyl, and burned them to cd. One is "Recycling the Blues & Other Related Stuff", the other is "The Real Thing" recorded at the Fillmore East.
 
inspector13
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09/25/2020 07:29AM  

Now going back to when some music was just plain weird.

And would you believe it came from an album that sold over a million copies in the US?

 
Bearpath9
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09/25/2020 08:00AM  
inspector13: "
Now going back to when some music was just plain weird.


And would you believe it came from an album that sold over a million copies in the US?


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Lol, yeah, that is a weird one. I have a bootleg concert version of that one, somewhere. If you like different, even weird music, try "In Search of Space", by a band called Hawkwind. Made it to #18 on the British charts in 1971.
 
inspector13
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09/25/2020 10:40AM  

I listened to a few of those songs. Most at least have melody. But Adjust Me could have been used in the Easy Rider acid scene. Speaking of that scene, did you know one of the hookers was Tony Basil renowned for the “Oh Mickey” song?

 
09/25/2020 03:40PM  
inspector13: "
Now going back to when some music was just plain weird.


And would you believe it came from an album that sold over a million copies in the US?


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Wow
 
fraxinus
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09/26/2020 02:07PM  
LindenTree: "inspector13: "
Now going back to when some music was just plain weird.



And would you believe it came from an album that sold over a million copies in the US?



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Wow"


Wow is right. I'll give it a 6, the lyrics were catchy, but it's kinda hard to dance to
 
Bearpath9
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10/02/2020 12:02PM  
Okay, this week I have Elvis. Elvis Costello's "My Aim is True". And one more, a singer by the name of Loreena McKennitt "Live in Paris". Not for everyone, kinda new agey Celtic music. But she has a heck of a voice. I saw her about 11,12 years ago at the State Theater in Minneapolis, pretty good show.
 
inspector13
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10/09/2020 08:21AM  

A tribute to the 2 musicians lost this past week.

I didn’t want to post any songs that could be considered cliché, so here is one of my favorites off Van Halen’s debut album. (Too bad the lyrics aren't deeper, but hey, I was young)

And here is one from the guy that helped popularize rocksteady and reggae in America.

 
Wharfrat63
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10/09/2020 10:11AM  
inspector13: "
A tribute to the 2 musicians lost this past week.

I didn’t want to post any songs that could be considered cliché, so here is one of my favorites off Van Halen’s debut album. (Too bad the lyrics aren't deeper, but hey, I was young)

And here is one from the guy that helped popularize rocksteady and reggae in America.

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RIP.

I will never forget when the needle hit the vinyl on Running with the Devil for the first time!
 
Bearpath9
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10/12/2020 06:12AM  
Too bad about Eddie Van Halen. I was never a big fan of theirs, though I did see them in 77 or 78, headlining the Kiss concert at the old St. Paul Auditorium. They were the 1st band, then .38 Special, who really kicked ass, then Kiss. They put on a good show, but it was a short one. The music world will miss him.
 
inspector13
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10/16/2020 09:15AM  

One from the John Wesley Harding album.

 
Wharfrat63
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10/16/2020 10:36AM  
inspector13: "
One from the John Wesley Harding album.


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You should hear my impression of Bob Dylan singing Tom Petty, Like a Refugee.
Hahahaha...
 
inspector13
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10/23/2020 07:51AM  

This one goes back to the vaudeville days and clearly was a favorite of the Warner Brothers.

Eddie Cantor

 
Wharfrat63
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10/24/2020 08:01AM  
inspector13: "
This one goes back to the vaudeville days and clearly was a favorite of the Warner Brothers.


Eddie Cantor


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That is from a wayback machine only my Grandpops would know.

Here is a more recent one...But still fairly old.


O.V. Wright - Blind Crippled and Crazy
 
inspector13
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11/05/2020 10:12AM  

Did Jerry Harrison bring a bit of this song along with him?

She Cracked

 
inspector13
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11/20/2020 07:37AM  

I’m not sure of the event, but back in the 2nd grade the teacher asked us to bring a record to school to play in the gymnasium. I brought my dad’s old 78 recording of this song. Needless to say, she cut it short and sent a note home with me that day. Apparently, she was a fan of the Burl Ives version. And dad laughed at the note.

 
fraxinus
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11/27/2020 09:59AM  
inspector13: "
I’m not sure of the event, but back in the 2nd grade the teacher asked us to bring a record to school to play in the gymnasium. I brought my dad’s old 78 recording of this song. Needless to say, she cut it short and sent a note home with me that day. Apparently, she was a fan of the Burl Ives version. And dad laughed at the note.

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Funny, apparently, cigarette trees and little streams of alcohol aren't appropriate for grade school.

I've always liked Steve Goodman's version, I like the jazzy dream like feel when he goes into the chorus. The Big Rock Candy Mountains
 
fraxinus
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11/27/2020 10:12AM  
 
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