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BrooklynRider
February 25th, 2006, 10:18 AM
I'm an obsessive music collector. It has waned ALOT in these days of downloads, but I still own a good 1500 - 2000 Albums and 12" Singles (Oh yes, alot of those 12" records). Between me and my partner, we have another 2000 CDs or so.

The vinyl was bought with real passion. But, I have a connection that allows me to get most any CD I want for free.

Anyway.... I was wondering if members could list the 10 Albums they would keep if they had to give up all others. Also, if you had an iPod that only allowed you 10 songs, what would your song choices be?

I'm kind of cleaning up (replacing some older albums with CDs) and seeing albums, where I'm thinking - God - I LOVE this Album.

lofter1
February 25th, 2006, 12:19 PM
... I have a connection that allows me to get most any CD I want for free.
How cool is that :cool:

Is this available to others ;) ?

... the 10 Albums they would keep if they had to give up all others...
For starters ...

Nina Simone -- "Here Comes the Sun": lush, sexy incredible.

LP released in US 1971. Only available on CD as a Japanese import (2004).

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005UD3G.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg (http://www.last.fm/music/Nina+Simone/Here+Comes+the+Sun)


Tracks:
1. Here Comes The Sun
2. Just Like A Woman
3. Ooh Child
4. Mr Bojangles
5. New World Coming
6. Angel Of The Morning Listen: http://www.boscarol.com/nina/graphics/audio.gif (http://www.boscarol.com/nina/real/angelofthemorning.ram)
7. How Long Must I Wander
8. My Way

ablarc
February 25th, 2006, 04:31 PM
Lofter1, you might enjoy Ella Fitzgerald singing the Cole Porter Songbook.

lofter1
February 25th, 2006, 06:38 PM
^^ Got that one, thanks ( love it )

TLOZ Link5
February 25th, 2006, 07:12 PM
Ooooh, so hard to decide...

Albums
1./2. Prince: Sign O' The Times (Double album)
3. Gorillaz: Demon Days
4. Rolling Stones: Sticky Fingers
5. The Smiths: The Queen is Dead
6./7./8. The Lord of the Rings movie soundtracks (3 CDs)
9. East Village Opera Company: EvOC
10. U2: Best of 1980-1990

Songs
1. U2: "One"
2. Sarah McLachlan: "Possession"
3. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Don Giovanni: "Overture"
4. Prince: "When Doves Cry"
5. Gorillaz: "Feel Good, Inc."
6. Jimi Hendrix: "All Along the Watchtower"
7. Led Zeppelin: "Kashmir"
8. The Smiths: "How Soon Is Now?"
9. OutKast: "Hey Ya!"
10: Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter"

:D

kz1000ps
February 25th, 2006, 08:06 PM
These are not in order based on favorites, just 10 that I absolutely love

1. Chick Corea - Three Quartets
2. Steely Dan - The Royal Scam
3. Jamiroquai - Travelling Without Moving
4. Herbie Hancock - Thrust
5. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
6. Radiohead - Hail to the Theif
7. Soulive - self titled live 2003
8. Al Jarreau - Breakin' Away
9. Grover Washington Jr. - Winelight
10. Mahavishnu Orchestra - the Inner Mounting Flame


note - seven of the above albums were released in the decade between 1971 and '81. Goes without saying but, I love the '70s when it comes to music. Why? I'm a drummer (and currently am at school for it), and right around 1980 is when those pesky electronics started seeping into all corners of music production, including the quantization of time, thus losing the feel of a true human supplying the rhythm. And the sad reality is that we haven't, nor will we probably ever, return to those days. Drum machines can suck my _____!!

ablarc
February 25th, 2006, 08:37 PM
^ No Santana on your list?

lofter1
February 25th, 2006, 10:12 PM
Albums:

1. Nina Simone - "Here Comes the Sun"
2. The Who - "Whos Next"
3. Joni Mitchell - "Chalk Mark in a Rain Storm"
4. Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - "Jazz Samba"
5. Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music - "Street Life"
6. Crosby, Stills & Nash - "Crosby, Stills & Nash"
7. Academy of Ancient Music - "Bach: Brandenburg Concertos"
8. Elvis Costello - "Imperial Bedroom"
9. Leo Kottke - "6 and 12 String Guitar"
10. Van Morrison - "Moondance"

Fabrizio
February 25th, 2006, 11:19 PM
Wake up and smell the patchouli:

Joni Mitchell: Blue ( a masterpiece); Song to a Seagull; Clouds; Ladies of the Canyon
Laura Nyro: Eli and the 13th confession (brilliant); New York Tendaberry; Christmas and the Beads of Sweat, Gonna Take a Miracle
Leonard Cohen: Songs of Leonard Cohen
Randy Newman: Sail Away (brilliant)
Simon and Garfunkel: Bridge Over Troubled Waters; Bookends ( a masterpiece); Parsley Sage Rosemary and Time
Peter, Paul and Mary: Peter, Paul and Mary ( I love PP&M.)
Judy Collins: In My Life; Wildflowers; Who Knows Where the Time Goes
Carol King: Tapestry
James Taylor: Sweet Baby James
Various stuff by : Bob Dylan; Tom Paxton, Gordon Lightfoot, Tom Rush, Jim Croce, Bob Denver
Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman
Crosby Stills and Nash : Crosby Stills and Nash; Deja Vu
The Byrds: Mr. Tamborine Man
Beatles: The White Album; Abbey Road; Rubber Soul
Blood Sweat and Tears: Blood Sweat and Tears
Big Brother and the Holding Company: Cheap Thrills
Creedence Clearwater Revival: Green River; Willie and the Poor Boys; Cosimos Factory
Jethro Tull: Aqua Lung, Benefit
Moody Blues: Days of Future Past, In Search of the Lost Chord; To Our Children´s, Children´s; Children
The Who: Thommy
Yes: The Yes Album
Various things from: The Yardbirds; Jefferson Airplane; Mamas and Papas; The Kinks

Also:

Dusty Springfield: Dusty in Memphis
Various things from : Johnny Rivers; Elvis Presley ( late 60´s) ; Ray Charles (early 60´s)
Various things from : Hank Williams; Patsy Cline

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The request is for 10.... oh well, I got a little carried away....sorry.

lofter1
February 25th, 2006, 11:45 PM
Also, if you had an iPod that only allowed you 10 songs, what would your song choices be?
How small would that iPod be?

deezee
February 26th, 2006, 11:02 AM
ooo..finally something up my alley. i've also had that kind of cd connection, though sadly because of the internet and downloading i'll be losing it soon. it's putting the cd release/review magazine i was connected with out of business. but limiting us to 10...don't know if it's humanly possible. not for me anyway.

today's version of an answer, (not including live boots) in no particular order:
1. the wild, the innocent, and the e street shuffle..bruce springsteen
2. meet the beatles...the beatles
3. blue..joni mitchell
4. legend.....bob marley
5. blonde on blonde/blood on the tracks/ the times they are a changin' (too hard to decide)...dylan
6. moondance or tupelo honey (ditto) ..van morrison
7. atlantic rhythm and blues 1947-1974 (okay so it's a box set..but where else can you get ray charles/the drifters/aretha franklin/otis redding and more all on one album?)
8. layla..derek and the dominoes
9. my aim is true..elvis costello
10. born to run....bruce springsteen
11. today is the highway..eric andersen
12. songs in the key of life...stevie wonder
13. gonna take a miracle..laura nyro and labelle
14. late for the sky...jackson browne
15. i don't want to go home..southside johnny and the asbury jukes
16. songbird..eva cassidy


songs:
1. in my life..the beatles
2. new york city serenade (what else would you expect on this site?)..bruce springsteen
3. thunder road...bruce springsteen
4. there goes my baby...the drifters
5. sweet melissa...the allman brothers
6. red house...jimi hendrix
7. moondance or tupelo honey...van morrison
8. up to me/i want you...bob dylan
9. still haven't found what i'm looking for or angel from harlem (live version)...U2
10. it's alright...the impressions
11. georgia on my mind...ray charles
12. what's so funny 'bout peace, love, and understanding?...elvis costello

kz1000ps
February 26th, 2006, 11:15 AM
^ No Santana on your list?


Abraxas would make it into my top 20-25.....generally, I like a wee bit more jazz tonality in my muzak. Lush chords make my day!



Edit: oh, I get why you asked (the drum/percussion connection)....to that I must say that I do love listening to lots of rhythmic layers. But even more affecting than that, I have perfect (absolute) pitch, meaning I can identify notes by name, and this leads me to listen for complex chord structures even more than (complex) rhythms. And back to Santana, after I got into John McLaughlin (Mahavishnu, Shakti, other solo stuff), I've had trouble going back and listening to Carlos when he's soloing....sorry to say.

ablarc
February 26th, 2006, 11:22 AM
Wake up and smell the patchouli...
Stuck in the Sixties, Fabrizio.

Fabrizio
February 26th, 2006, 12:12 PM
....and awfully white.

ablarc
February 26th, 2006, 12:17 PM
....and awfully white.
Don't feel guilty; many of yours are on my list too.

ablarc
February 26th, 2006, 12:34 PM
Edit: oh, I get why you asked (the drum/percussion connection)....to that I must say that I do love listening to lots of rhythmic layers.
Yeah, that's why I asked. What do you think of Jaco Pastorius?

kz1000ps
February 26th, 2006, 02:12 PM
His Birthday Concert (1981) is astounding. Michael Brecker (my fav. tenor sax player) and Peter Erskine on the skins...."Punk Jazz" is one of the catchiest songs I can think of. Plus it's got one of the best recorded versions of "The Chicken," with that nasty soul intro....love it love it love it.

Plus of course his time with Weather Report....8:30....Heavy Weather...."Teen Town" is a must-know here at my school, and the bass solo on "Havona" has been forever etched into my mind. I might even have the transcription of it on my hard drive somewhere...

Lately though, I've been digging the sounds of the bassist Anthony Jackson and the NY-based rhythm section he tended to play with (anybody remember the late-'70s band Stuff?)....he was a first-call session man back in those days, playing on the Grover Washington Jr. and Al Jarreau albums I listed previously. Rediculously tight, funky, and fat. Just the way I like it :)

kz1000ps
February 26th, 2006, 02:15 PM
Not to repost a question I just asked above, but I don't want it to be overlooked, and plus the band played pretty much only in the city, so I figure it's valid to ask in its own right.

But does anybody remember/still dig the band Stuff?

BigGreen
March 11th, 2006, 03:20 PM
How cool is that :cool:

Is this available to others ;) ?

For starters ...

Nina Simone -- "Here Comes the Sun": lush, sexy incredible.

LP released in US 1971. Only available on CD as a Japanese import (2004).

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005UD3G.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg (http://www.last.fm/music/Nina+Simone/Here+Comes+the+Sun)



Tracks:
1. Here Comes The Sun
2. Just Like A Woman
3. Ooh Child
4. Mr Bojangles
5. New World Coming
6. Angel Of The Morning Listen: http://www.boscarol.com/nina/graphics/audio.gif (http://www.boscarol.com/nina/real/angelofthemorning.ram)
7. How Long Must I Wander
8. My Way





I am going to have to check Nina Simone out. A few of my buds rave on her all the time!