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What are you listening to?

kuya

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Since I started this I should go first. 

       The most recent interesting song I've heard is This Is America thanks to Spanish Buddha, which we've already discussed in another forum. Thank you SB. Since it is a cultural touchstone I appreciate you pointing it out.  I won't feel so clueless if somebody mentions it now. 

        The most recent song I played on purpose was this morning I played Memphis Soul Stew by King Curtis, from Live at the Fillmore 1970.  King Curtis was arguably the best R&B horn player (sax) and this was a special band put together to back up Aretha for her Live at The Fillmore album, and King Curtis's live also. When Little Feat used to tour they played this song just before the band came out. This is a song that will wake you up. 

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Love Little Feat.  Was just trying to remember how to play Old Folks Boogie about an hour ago...

 

I've been having fun browsing bandcamp.  There's some hidden treasures there.  The two albums I'm sharing are several years old, but "new" to me:

 

This is not a new sound by any stretch, but it's really good in my opinion:  https://cwstoneking.bandcamp.com/album/jungle-blues

 

And here is an artist with more of a contemporary sound that I've been enjoying, especially the first several songs:  https://joshgarrels.bandcamp.com/album/love-war-the-sea-in-between

 

 

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SOK, 

      Thanks for those two!  CWStoneking reminds me of Leon Redbone. His various styles of music are some of my favorites. I listened  to most of his posted  music. I had never heard him before, or of him before. I opened a bandcamp account too. 

      I see he's touring through Britain and then down south in America this summer. New Orleans too!  Good for him. Anybody who uses a sousaphone in his band to play old time jazz and blues catches my ear for sure. I think he's great. Glad I heard him. 

        So far I've only played a little of josh garrels. I'll have to listen to a little more before I comment. Very nice style  thanks. 

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Yes, reminds me a lot of Leon Redbone too.  I love his classic album On the Track.  Glad you liked it! 

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Wow, CW Stoneking!!!! Really WOW! This will be playing in my car tomorrow the whole damn day and not a lot of work will be done. Hehe. Thank you so much for sharing, love it Truly love it. Never heard of this guy before, and don't think it's similar to redbone who I see more as a rockier cat but still, they're both cats, again I have to say this was excellent. I tip my hat!

 

Monday will be smooth sailing tomorrow, woohoo. 

 

/Peter

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I made a muses muse playlist on spotify with 1 song for everything I saw listed here, plus some selections from myself to get some meat on the bones of the playlist. Please suggest anything else and I will add it!!

 

 

Sea Wolf - singer songwriter who I discovered through my daughter

Kruanngbin Cool kind of retro rock

Micheal Kiwanuka - Soulful rock/pop

Fleet foxes - Just beautiful hipster music

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His song "The love me or die"?!?! What a masterpiece. Now I need and must invest in his music, and gladly will, because I'm not aloud to listen to it anymore without buying it. Hehe!

 

I also love the artwork/design on his albums. Good stuff.

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CW Stoneking really grows on you, yes I agree.  I'm buying it too. 

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Hi Fab, 

       I listened to Sea Wolf, Kraungbin, Michael Kiwanuka and the Fleet Foxes. All nice suggestions.  I only played one Sea Wolf and one Kiwanuka song but I played close to a half dozen Kraungbin and Fleet Foxes. Kiwanuka was very cool. I'd like to hear more of him actually. Can't really pigeon hole him. Sea Wolf I'd have to be in the mood, but I will be again. Certainly deserves more listening. Good name for them. 

         Kraungbin was interesting. I only heard instrumentals though. The guitarist uses a lot of foot pedals that create some nice interesting effects. Hypnotic.  Very retro sound that reminds me of some 60s bands. Surrealistic Pillow, maybe.  

          The Fleet Foxes are very mellow but not boring and I can see why they have a following. I think they might end up with the alternate official state song of West Virginia, an absolutely beautiful state.  All good choices Fab. 

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Thianks @kuya : I just wanted to build up a neat playlist so I could learn a bit about everyones suggestions. If anyone else has any to add I would be eager to do it (and discover some new artists!)

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I confess that I haven't been listening to much of anything new recently.  At home, working on the mixes for my new songs, so the only other music is an occasional concert stream.  Only 'new' music was a recent release from a local guy I know, Buddy V (it's on Spotify).

 

Over the past weekend, did a few hours of driving, listened to a bootleg of Todd Rundgren's Utopia concert from a few weeks ago in DC, and some Carbon Leaf (Americana/Celtic/Roots band from Virginia).

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Checked out some CW Stoneking.

Very cool stuff. Something I’d play while hanging around the house or chillin on a deck with some company.

 I’ve been listening to some Boy Hits Car lately. One of my favorite bands. I can’t believe they really never made it. They blow me away. One plus about that. I saw them live a few years ago. I was front and center arms length away standing right against the stage. Nobody else there really knew who they were. They opened for Taproot. Possibly the greatest live band experience I’ve had. And there’s been a lot. The crowd didn’t know what hit them. It was awesome. Here’s a tune.

 Here’s a little something else I’ve been listening to a lot lately. This song subject matter kind of reminds me of myself. This band put out one killer album.  Caroline Spine. Monsoon. The song. Hippie Boy.

 

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I mainly listen to music in the car these days, often when I'm accompanied by my wife and two young sons.

 

The bands currently getting air play are:

 

Skin (singer from Skunk Anansie) and Pink - both my wife's choices. I like them both but especially Skin. She's a fantastic singer

 

Guns N'Roses - Appetite for Destruction. Loved by me and my sons although I have to hastily skip the songs that have bad words. :)

 

Faith No More - Sol Invictus album. Loved by me and my boys, hated by my wife. Contains one song that has to always be skipped! Mike Patton's vocals are amazing

 

Alice Cooper's Greatest hits. Loved by my 5 year old, hated currently by my 8 year old! The 5 year old would listen to 'Poison' on repeat if he could.

 

Europe's Greatest hits. Loved by my boys. Liked by me. Slightly annoys my wife. There are 3 songs in particular that we have to listen to if this album is playing, including The Final Countdown. :)

 

 

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Believe it or not, this -

 

What can I tell ya'...I was in the mood ;)

Gotta give this guy points for originality!👍
"The Barber of Seville" with drums as a lead instrument? :rolleyes:
Not something you see everyday! LOL

 

Tom

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Fairly mainstream, I guess - but Jason Isbell is a fairly recent discovery for me. A couple of tracks I like:

 

 

 

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      I'm still catching up with all of these suggestions from everyone but I'm really enjoying listening to people I might never have heard otherwise. Thank you.

        I just listened to a half dozen Show Of Hands songs.  Definately great stuff. There's both sadness and pride in there. There's a reason they have 20 plus albums. I can see why they have a following.  

        The Cornwall references remind me that Doc Martin was filmed there. In DocMartin the scenery was absolutely beautiful. It made us want to visit. And then Show Of Hands gives us another more complete picture of life. The economcs and the climate driving people to go elsewhere. 

          Working my way through some Skin /Skunk. Wow, what a voice!  

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Well, you guys know me, while I love classics, I tend to get excited when I find experimental musicians that don't just make a mess of things. I discovered Son Lux not too long ago. Very interesting artist. When he writes, he'll record everyone as they are/natural, and then take the instruments and reprocess many of them for the studio releases. He comes up with some amazing sounds. Even live acoustic, however, it's very creative. Here is a live example and a studio example (some of the lower piano strings either have beads on them, or I think maybe he put like a little box of beads or the like on them): 

 

 

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I was just recommending Highasakite to a friend yesterday. This Norwegian group is very creative and have a few tunes that are absolutely gorgeous. Here's a live acoustic take, a dress down, of one of their tunes. Just me maybe, but both the studio and acoustic version of this song I find very moving. I put this song on yesterday, and man, just had to put down my work and give attention: 

 

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For the concert I'm going to tomorrow, this is what I'm listening to:

 

Lucinda:  (this is one of my favorite tribute albums...for Gram Parsons)

 

Steve:  (my favorite Steve Earle album)

 

Dwight:  (my favorite Dwight Y. album)

 

 

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