I couldn't help that last one... I love Harry Belafonte.
I love True Colors sung by Cindi Lauper... I know that Phil Collins wrote it, but it's sung so beautifully by her.
I just thought today was a good random and eclectic music day. I enjoy all kinds. Yes, even rap and R&B and heavy metal in all its forms, but I know my audience.
Thank you so much for this nice diversion.
That's what I do best sometimes.
It's Black; it's White! Michael Jackson did his best to heal the rip in our society. God bless his soul. If the mention of a human soul gives blessing in Heaven, then he deserves the mention. This song, Black Or White, joined a great many of us together of all stripes and colors. As many began to see other 'tribes' for the first time in generations!
Thought we could stop and listen to that song again and remember the message. I LOVE Michael Jackson. As a kid, I swooned over him. He was my first crush. I still have a t-shirt with him on it from when I was 3 in perfect condition; it's in a shadow box with the two red 45s I have of his (Rock with You and The Girl is Mine duo with Paul McCartney). Could you imagine the music he'd be coming out with today with all that's going on? I miss him and his music.
Aren't you special! Memorabilia. Michael did set all our hearts to pitter-patter all right!
Listening to on my drive to work this morning..
I like Stevie Wonder too.
I'm a Pop Country Music fan, although I do enjoy other types of music as well. The two types of music I don't like is Rap and Heavy Metal. This is one of my very favorite Pop Country songs...
Thanks for sharing! That's a good one too! We call that "rock-a-billy" music here in MI. Kid Rock started out as a rapper, but moved more into the "rock-a-billy" type in the last decade or so.
We call that "rock-a-billy
Yeah, I've heard it called that too. I like a lot of the old Country music as well. Some of the Country artists were really great. But, the newer stuff is not that great. They just don't have the same quality of music the older artists did. Most of today's music is just a Wash, Rinse and Repeat, with little story to the songs. Could be just me and my biased ear though. (grin)
Thanks for the fun article. It's a fun detraction from all the ugly stuff on the FP these days.
It's a fun detraction from all the ugly stuff on the FP these days.
That's what I've been doing with all of my recent articles. There's a reason.
I'm not a big country music fan; I like maybe a handful. I don't count folk as country; so, John Denver doesn't count I don't think.
Very cool, Iggy. Once he gets done with the intro and gets down to the actual song, it is really great. Electric guitars are my favs. I played the Folk guitar, base fiddle, drums and piano in an all girl band in High School. I wanted to learn to play the electric guitar, but, real life got in the way of my having the time to dedicate to that dream, as it did for so many others at that time.
Thanks for sharing this great video. I did enjoy it. (smile)
AT 10:30, IN, he does The Chain, by Fleetwood Mac with a mandolin, pretty impressive dude, i saw him last August. He does simultaneous Drum and guitar solos' on some of his songs. Has a bass player and drummer, but also does a one man wrecking crew set. Old Bluesy bad asz rifs. Gives me hope for Generation XYZ
He does simultaneous Drum and guitar solos' on some of his songs.
Wow! Now that is quite a feat. Both require dedicated attention, so doing them at the same time really takes a lot of concentration.
i think i lack concentration skills, and am possibly a d d, but, it doesn't ADD up...
What skill I lacked in art I made up for in music. It wasn't until I got a computer and was able to digitally create artwork that I developed a good skill in creating Native American artwork, some of which I share here on NT in the Anishinaabe group and A Mac's Arts & Crafts group.
My Father and Brother had such great natural artistic talent and it did not get passed down to me. They took it for granted and never really appreciated the gift they had that I envied so much. Once I found I could create my artwork on the computer, even far greater than I had hoped, it was like a dream come true.
A damn genuine music man. Sweet sound. Stellar musician. Sings the "telephone book." Easy on the eyes! This man checks all the entertainer/star boxes! That set is a treat to behold it.
Huh, I was listening to some oldies from the 70's yesterday. Started with Rocky Mountain High and moved on from there. Many of them brought tears to my eyes.
John Denver's "Annie's Song" makes me cry because it was one of my grandmother's favorites.
I do enjoy that one. It used to be one of my mother's favorites - my brother learned how to play it on guitar for her. When I hear it I remember the times in the kitchen when he used to play. One of the few happy moments of my childhood.
My Brother played the Tenor Guitar, playing mostly Kingston Trio songs. When he joined the Navy he and two of his shipmates formed their own trio, with one playing the Ukulele and the other played the Electric guitar. They used to entertain the guys on board the ship now and then. They did very well until they were all 3 transferred to other ships at the same time. They were really bummed, as well as their other shipmates who enjoyed their music.
I always wished I had the talent to play. My brother tried to teach me, but I just did not have the gift.
My Mother was a fantastic pianist and she taught me how to play the piano. My boyfriend at the time played the drums, so he taught me the basics and played along with me to show me how to get the rhythms down pat so I could follow along with the various songs. My Grandfather played the violin and taught me how to play that, as well as the guitar and base fiddle. His violin was a certified copy of the Stradivarius, and had the most beautiful sound as he played like a professional. His Great Uncle left it to him when he walked on, as he knew my Grandfather wanted to learn how to play it, and he had no children to leave it to.
I had to give up the stringed instruments when I broke the little finger on my left hand (I'm right handed) so I was not able to play properly.
I'm sorry....it has to be harder to have the gift & not be able to use it then never having the gift at all.
I love the sound of a good violin.... almost as much as a sax
it has to be harder to have the gift & not be able to use it then never having the gift at all.
It truly is. When I could not play the strings any more I sold them, as having them with me only made it harder to deal with. So I had to do with the piano, drums. But, I looked on the bright side, at least I could still play them. (grin)
The piano has always drawn me - but it is like my fingers are sledgehammers.
My Mother and I would harmonize on many of her songs she played. It was a lot of fun, and we spent quality time together as well. I so much miss those days now that she is no longer with me. But, I have so many great memories that it is like she is still here in a way.
I sing although people around me wish I wouldn't, but it makes me happy....
It's nice to have those memories to cherish.
Indeed it is.
I can play woodwinds, but nothing else... I have tiny stumpy fingers and they don't want to stretch for the chords on stringed instruments.
My daughter plays piano, guitar, woodwinds, Ukulele, and just about anything she tries, she gets the hang of immediately. I'm glad she has that talent. She's completely self-taught.
It is so funny how my taste in music has always been all over the place. I love me some Beethoven, old rock, country (old stuff to the 90s), some heavy metal, some pop stuff and even some Glenn Miller.
Too much or too many?
I also enjoy a lot of the Big Band music. And many of the Classical music. Classical music for me is like a great painting by the Masters. They laid the ground work for others to follow and improve on. But, their basics still draw me to it.
Some of the other types of music I liked was Bob Denver, The Beach Boys, The Bee Gees, Mamas and Papas, and I love Caribbean music. The steelpan drums are are really great, and add so much to their music. Another I like is raggae.
Here is my favorite steelpan songs - "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" by Dover Steel Drum Band
That reminds me a little of these kids:
How great are they! They really did a very good job.
6th and 7th graders
I was going to post a song called "A Thousand Years" by Sting. I guess, I'll do it here as a compare and contrast:
Now, see my favorite by Sting / The Police is:
Thanks Perrie. That's one of Sting's songs I had not heard before. It is a really great song, and the video is awesome!
I haven't heard that one before. I like it.
I really like the "doo wop" era too.
NEVER TOO MUCH / TOO MANY!!!
Good to know. Here is my favorite song back in 1975 when I was 10.
The group Alabama ruled the 80s for me - I couldn't get enough.
Great song. I had not heard that one before.
I have all their albums & I mean albums... I play them when no one else is at home.... so I can crank it up.
I have all my favorites on CDs and DVDs and play them on the computer while I am working, or just kicking back with my kitty. One day I was listening to the Little Mermaid song and was kind of dancing around and my kitty looked at me as if I had lost my mind. I think she thought I was in pain to be moving around like that. (grin)
I CONSTANTLY CRANK it LOUD.
I have an old school BAD ASS AMP and Pre-Amp and equalizer hooked to a Yamaha AV receiver with two of among the best and baddest 30 year old Klipsh Forte 2 speakers, that cost me $1,265.00 , in 1989, and most who hear them, agree upon. this .I have my two old school Speakers bridged to my old school amp, and 5 more speakers to the Yamaha. i'm hooked to a MAC with a monitor, two 50" TV's, and a 12 ft by 8 foot screen from an Hitachi projector. I have a top of the line Electric chair (massage Chair) two couches, and three more recliners in my man cave of wonder, and it FCKN ROX, ask my neighbors, as they don't talk to me...
I do that & my cats think I have gone nuts & run away.
Wow - I just have my old stereo speakers.... I feel sooooooooo old.
ask my neighbors, as they don't talk to me...
Most all of my old neighbors that I had a good rapport with have all moved out and new ones have moved in. But, they are not as open to being friendly. Maybe it has to do with the COVID-19 situation. We all have to wear makes here in the complex of 400+ units, so it is at this time not conducive to fostering close contacts. But when it comes to listening to my fav music, I make sure that I can hear it in the other room as well. (grin)
Be happy I'm not your neighbor, if I was your house would mysteriously catch fire.
funny you should mention such, as the last arsonist, mysteriously died, in the fire
I am only 41 and in our house we have the following to play music on AND have the media to play:
A tabletop crank Victrola (plays 78s).
A console stereo / record player (45s and 33s) with built in speakers.
A receiver connected to a cassette tape deck, multi-CD player, and "old school" floor speakers (3 ft tall). We have over 700 CDs... I'm not repurchasing them all digitally. I put some of them on thumb drives so I can listen to them in my Fiesta and that's pretty nice.
All things Apple with music on them.
Amazon Prime with music, which can be played on our Alexa or PC.
And bluetooth speakers that all our phones can connect to and play music (even a waterproof one).
So we span the gamut of music media big time. I don't think too many people my age have a crank Victrola. It's pretty awesome when the power goes out though... we still have entertainment. OH! And we have radios from the 20s that still work and only AM was ever a thing back then. Do you know how difficult it is to find TUBES for those things? I think the only thing we don't have is an 8 track player.
I do not have a Victrola, but do have a stereo with a turn table, dual cassette, 5 CD player & radio....
My daughter also has a stereo system like that with plug in MP3, but hers looks like the old style radio
I have lots of favorites of all types.
When I was little about 5 my mom would say, hey Kathy, daddy’s putting on Fats. I would run downstairs and dance to it. Loved Blueberry Hill...
In a more classical vein.....
Great stuff, Greg! I love the late romantic period. It's my favorite. My dirty little secret is that I play the violin.
My favorite is Baroque.
My favorite is Baroque
If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it, I always say.
BACH'S TOCCATA & FUGUE in D Minor
The first time I listened to that piece all the way through I was tripping on acid.
My acid, is somehow always slippery, guessin, Y, i keep droppin it...
That song must've felt like it lasted FOREVER!
Very nice classical pieces you have there, like them all.
Native American Hip Hop with Supaman.
70's Rock and Roll with Redbone
The Supaman is really a great song, as well as an awesome presentation of two of the super Native American dances, the Fancy Dance and the Jingle Dance. For those who are not familiar with these special dances, it is a way for them to become familiar with some of the Native American culture and traditions.
Redbone is also a great song. And there is much that can be learned from it as well. The dancer is truly great, very impressive. Love it!
I've purchased both.
I've had Red Bone for a LONG time.
Here is my cuz, Keith Secola performing NDN Car.
My husband named our oldest daughter Leah from this song.
Everything Roy did was awesome.
John Denver's "Grandma's Feather Bed".
LIVES IN THE BALANCE - Jackson Browne
THAT LUCKY OL SUN - Frankie Laine
SMILE - Martina McBride
THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN - Bryan Ferry
Trans-Siberian Orchestra, "The Ghosts of Christmas Eve".
My daughter go to go see TSO!
Sadly, I never got to see them live but their videos are amazing!
Their album Beethoven's Last Night is amazing. The story line and musicianship is perfect.
The BEST soundtracks of all time in my opinion.
Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Vol1:
1. “Hooked on a Feeling” Performed by Blue Swede2. “Go All the Way” Performed by Raspberries3. “Spirit in the Sky”* Performed by Norman Greenbaum4. “Moonage Daydream” Performed by David Bowie5. “Fooled Around and Fell in Love” Performed by Elvin Bishop6. “I’m Not in Love” Performed by 10cc7. “I Want You Back” Performed by Jackson 58. “Come and Get Your Love” Performed by Redbone9. “Cherry Bomb” Performed by The Runaways10. “Escape (The Piña Colada Song)” Performed by Rupert Holmes11. “O-O-H Child” Performed by The Five Stairsteps12. “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
Guardians of the Galaxy Soundtrack Vol2:
not a bad list, but i'm more partial to the Forrest Gump Soundtrack
I love and have that one too.
I like it. I think that my daughter's boyfriend would really like that one too.
The Big Chill is a hard one to beat.
She isn't well known but she is fantastic.
I remember hearing this frequently while working weekend nights at an adult novelty store.
Speaking of Covers:
This guy's voice makes the hair on my body stand up....
I love that one, too...
Yep, I posted that one on Buzz's article.
This guy's voice makes the hair on my body stand up....
Me too, but then again, I've always loved Disturbed anyways, but this cover is amazing.
I like both versions of "Hurt" but Trent Reznor said that Johnny owned that song and I don't know that Trent ever sung that song again even though it was originally his.
Disturbed is one of my favorites - Down with the Sickness, Ten Thousand Fists - my son & I bonded over them - in fact he 'stole' my cd.
This one also has Hannah Boulton but it's a bit more loud and edgy..
I guess this expired. Oops.
Happens to the best of us.
From "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" by The Byrds, an outstanding but overlooked album:
The Pentangle, one of the greatest groups of all time:
We don't want to forget It's A Beautiful Day. "White Bird"
One of my all-time favorites.
It’s such a nice piece. The organ is phenomenal.
It really is. Just great.
I am glad you liked it...
Adding some music to your day is always a great idea! I love this song.
From the truly amazing Sunflower album:
My taste in music is a bit heavier than most here. Lately it's been things like King Diamond or some occasional Dropkick Murphys or Sick of it All even maybe occasionally some Baby Metal .
Or one of my ultimate favorites:
I like a lot of heavy metal. I went to Ozzfest 97 and met Powerman 500 (it was before they became big). I got to see a lot of bands there that now can't exist because of deaths to one or more people in the bands including Pantera and Type-O-Negative. Peter Steele had the most amazing voice and I was right there at the stage for them... not only am I extremely short, but he was extremely tall and on stage. Dimebag Darryl threw out a bunch of guitar picks and I got two of them. The only thing that might have made it better is if Vinnie Paul would've thrown a set of sticks and I get at least one. It was an amazing concert; I was pulled up on stage by Fear Factory.
My long time friend Holly got me into the Dropkick Murphys. So, trust me, you're not the only one that likes heavier music.
One of my favorite albums for driving long distances...
To fit my mood this week:
And one last one for my Auntie Pamela
Something a bit upbeat:
Human nature and resultant politics:
Four Strong Winds - Ian and Sylvia
Helpless - Neil Young with "The Band" and Joni Mitchell
Did She Mention My Name - Gordon Lightfoot
Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell
Angel - Sarah McLaughlan
I know every one of these Canadian singer-songwriters personally.
I love Joni Mitchell.
The first time I truly fell in love, 'my love' (he did not love me back) introduced me to this song. So, it pains me to this day to look back on it. But in all good way. I know nearly all the words to every song on the cd. (Yes. I bought the cd and archived it for posterity.)
"Didn't it feel gooooooo-ooooo-ooood?"
Yes Joanie, it did.
While I know it's no one's favorite, you can't deny the insane talent, especially at 3:10 of the song:
I've always liked Eminem.
I've always liked Eminem
Me too. I like the peanut kind the best... (-:
Wow! I'm not the only one here then? I can honestly say that I'm a bit surprised.
And she may be a whack-a-doodle, but I like this song:
This is a oldie but a goody this is real punk not the over produced Green day crap.
One of Karen's best...a truly unique voice
A bit of Sinatra...
Was going to flag this as inappropriate given the current condition of 2020, but thought the better of it... (-:
Ella and Louis...
A New Orleans jazz group...
One of the favs around our house. Love Jemaine Clement.
I saw the Doobie Brothers live in concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion some years ago.
They kicked ass!
One of my favorites from the Doobie Brothers!
Hiroshima performs Turning Point live at Grooves on the Green
Back in the day when I lived in OZ, the land down under after a long work week we'd go to the outback and have a fire around a billabong, drinking Matilda Bay and playing a game of 2 up. In the background, the unofficial Australian anthem would be playing. Nobody can do this song like Slim Dusty.
Two of my favorite musicians/singers. Rita Coolidge and Keb' Mo'.
There are so, so, so many beautiful songs in the world. It makes me wonder if it the human voice, its instruments, or song lyrics that make a hit song exceptional. The question floats upward. . . .
Los Lobos, una noche en Americano. Boyle Heights, Este de Los Angeles.
I'm a little drunk on blood right now. Here, why don't you have a little taste!
Concrete Blonde blistering live version of Bloodletting 1987
So I like to put out some odder pieces that I love. Here are three.
Just FYI: Michel Penn is Sean Penn's brother
More notes, Jon Byron wanted this to sound like a Beatles song, so he recorded this at Abby Road Studios.
Local Guys who got a FM hit from this song.
Here We Go is hauntingly interesting with its Beatles insprirations, overtones, and that waltz beat. Interestingly, the cover picture is a dance.
Someone To Love (And aside) my bed was particularly notably lonely last night. This song tells the story!
I love music but i never want to hear it anymore, I drive in silence. My son is a Musical Artist in the Metal genre, he has a studio he rehearses in but his girlfriend's band practices in my garage. Shh I think her band is cooler, lol.
All of their friends look like Daylight kills them and they play music all day long, Around Dinner My kid moves a 4X12 into our formal living room while his dog sleeps on the floor and practices guitar for hours. Sometimes he live streams the drummer in too and I hear drums in my head for days.
thankfully I am partially deaf in one ear.
I'm tuning out!
I just want silence and a normal life.
Ah Prince... another one that died too soon for my liking.
Type O Negative - Christian Woman
A giant man (6'8") that sadly died of a heart attack at only 48. Everyone that ever met him said he was the nicest guy and for YEARS he wouldn't tour because of his stage fright. I'm very glad and lucky that I was able to see them live at Ozzfest 97 at Pine Knob [now known as DTE Music Theater].
This has always been one of my favorite Spirit uplifters ever since I first heard it. It reminded me of when I used to say "Good morning my sunshine" to my Son when he woke up every morning. When I listen to the song I can still see his little smiling face looking back at me.