Top ~20 - Music

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    Just watched a video of how Floyd came to the forefront of their being and was again, amazed at their story of achieving greatness on their level of peers... One common thread was spoke often in their early yrs of the band: 'We have nothing at this time really' ... I'm AOK with attitude..

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    With the belief and understanding that this is not a musically inclined site by any stretch of the imagination, I'm hoping to publish some R&R tunes that made many, including myself, what we are today, if we managed to keep breathing...

    No order and all random listings that I currently have on a USB device I ride with in my pocket each day, hoping I can break it out and plug it to a music box in the highlands where I ride now. Riding in GPNF was great but no juke boxes out there.

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    I'll dedicate this not only to Husqvarna riders of today and of the past but also to all my friends and foes(?) who did not make it through all the R&R yrs laced with the pre-medieval drug alcohol...
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    Linda Ronstadt -- Line every R&R band up of the 70s and I'm picking her band as the band to join..


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bj_32QeAaU


    This lady is maybe ~without peers if you consider the full spectrum of her singing career... In R&R alone, I can only put Pat Benatar along side her... She is maybe the only singer I've ever thought could cover a song as well and many times better than the original artist.. She was asked once why she sang R&R and she replied 'Everyone has to eat' ...
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    Ram Jam

    With the chicks, the bikes, the music, the backyard setting, this recording is the quintessential look of the late 60s, early 70s of my life as a teenager growing up in the Great state of AR.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_2D8Eo15wE


    Probably 15 yrs ago now, I stopped in a small bar in the southern part of the Great state of WA because I was too whipped to make it any further north, and some guy, that looked just about like that lead singer was about to sing this song because he told me, his wife hated it.. And he sang it pretty damn good also

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    I don't play lead guitar but IF I did, I think I would have made that move with the guitar, this guy made @ :18 second mark, Just a guess on that

    Here's the history of that song and goes back close to a century...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Betty
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    The Kinks -- Some part of the British Invasion


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GmzyeeXnQ


    These guys have got a funky story of arriving in America, getting kicked out, banned maybe, being allowed to return and selling more music. This song was a total hit I think and has lasted through time
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    "Louie Louie" is an American rhythm and blues song written and composed by Richard Berry in 1955 and best known for the 1963 hit version by The Kingsmen. It has become a standard in pop and rock, with hundreds of versions recorded by different artists. The song is based on the tune "El Loco Cha Cha" popularized by bandleader René Touzet and is an example of Latin influence on American popular music.

    "Louie Louie" tells, in simple verse–chorus form, the first-person story of a Jamaican sailor returning to the island to see his lady love.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCY0bAPLZ1w

    At the 1:25 mark, that loud screaming sound from the guy on the far right, was ~new at this time in history

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    The Knack - My Sharona live!



    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1T71PGd-J0


    This was like their first released song
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    Layla -- Eric Clapton -- You'll have to listen to all his interviews to believe his story


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fX5USg8_1gA

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    Wolfman Jack --- Another piece of the R&R puzzle that played out over the airwaves and another story you gotta hear to believe or understand


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=is7HKh39vhE

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    Mississippi Queen -- Performed by Mountain ---- Such an old video and cool intro into what the band is gonna lay-out,,, I related to almost all those video shots in the intro --- Say what you want but no metal detectors were needed then


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFUUtGVsEOE


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    Peter Frampton, Leslie West, Mississippi Queen, The Paramount, June 23 2013


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMhPgo2fofg

    More on Frampton later,,
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    Blues Story -- Make no mistake, every song above and every song below, has its' roots here


    View: https://youtu.be/5qq_qnLHf74

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    When I was forced from the south due to farming in LA(Lower AR) collapsing and into the US Army, it was a change no one ever told me about... My entire way of thinking, on and about life, had to change. My attitude on people had to change and more importantly, I had to teach myself how to think and learn things, all over again, plus lay off boozing.

    Running new thoughts through my brain that were contrary to the thoughts and beliefs and patterns I had stuck in my brain up until age ~28 was like walking through waist deep snow.. The new thoughts were possible working through my brain but it was just a slug-fest to get each word in the thought added to the last word to get the entire thought formed... But over time, this process sped up, faster and faster, till today, it is reasonable... Hate to quote rocky here, but I'm always ready to take a lesson or give one..

    If you watch that video above, you might can relate to my words or maybe not :) Maybe you already know what those old-timers did for our music?
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    Huey Lewis and the News! I want a new drug! (Some us will gladly settle for legalized weed!)


    The lyrics here are just spot-on! And it has a good beat and easy to dance to?

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6W3yAVtsdXA


    One of the low points in my recent trip back to the USA was that I did not walk into a public store on a public street in our homeland of the USA and purchase some ditchweed... How sweet that would have been! I'll be back with a better plan in the near future.

    I did try to crack a few smart-ass remarks to a few back there, sort of like here, and I gotta say, not sure everyone is so open to the world of THC and the other healing properties of this weed. Billy-Joe-Bob and myself certainly hopes it drives more than one of the opium-based pharmaceutical ~companies out of town :)

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    Billy Joel -- We Didn't Start the Fire

    Lyrics here are just too cool!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTnp6oJTn28
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    JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR ( Superstar - Carl Anderson - 1973 ) HD

    I really like how Carl belts these lyrics out..It's like he really wants to know the answer to his questions.


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlOxUcTcUH0

    I can remember when this production (well before music videos) came out and at the time, it looked so big and professional with all the choir girls singing... Doubt you could even do a song like this today, ain't that weird...

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    Norman Greenbaum Spirit in the sky ( Rare Original Footage French TV 1970 )


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aZsF7v0pNw

    "Spirit in the Sky" makes several religious references to Jesus, although Greenbaum is Jewish. In a 2006 interview with the New York Times, Greenbaum told a reporter he was inspired to write the song after watching Porter Wagoner singing a gospel song on TV. Greenbaum said: "I thought, 'Yeah, I could do that,' knowing nothing about gospel music, so I sat down and wrote my own gospel song. It came easy. I wrote the words in 15 minutes."

    About the song, Greenbaum has been quoted as saying, "It sounds as fresh today as when it was recorded. I’ve gotten letters from funeral directors telling me that it's their second-most-requested song to play at memorial services, next to 'Danny Boy'."

    Another example of a person writing a song that was totally acceptable in my lifetime that before I have been returned to the carbon-cycle, is probably unacceptable and maybe impossible to release. But then, music has always been that way :)

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    Mr. Greenbaum is #1 here; After that, not sure if I like the band or the audience the most here the most

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhx-V2qBG1k
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    This song stuck deep my brain from decades ago but had forgotten it and probably ~never knew who sang it... It's almost like hearing a ghost from the past; It's bluesy and a little spooky, with some cool lead guitar at the end, all at the same time.. The 60s and 70s...what a great period of musical creation..

    Traffic - Dear Mr. Fantasy


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSQ1akE2CcM

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    Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton - Dear Mr. Fantasy (HQ)(Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010)

    Just in case, like me, you missed how great Winwood really is, he duels just a little here with Clapton on lead...

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugTaPTv0eQY

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    There is an interview out there where it talks about Steve coming onto the 'scene' in England at age 15, playing a piano and sounding just like Ray Charles...Blew everyone away, including Clapton, and many other of the early English musicians who were listening to the blues singers of the south (USA 50s-6os) mostly at this time, that turned into the artists listed above and many others. Ain't that F'ing weird?

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    Here's another great example of why I've always said and always will believe musicians are some of the greatest, open-minded, intelligent, forward-thinking-of-their-time, human-beings on earth, at least in the 60s, 70s, 80s, maybe 90s(not sure on todays' artists in many cases).

    2:46 mark Steve, at his early age, gives a very elegant, cognitive, classy, intelligent++, answer to the interviewers' question... For all the young people out there, there was a time in our history, during my lifetime, where the $ was not worshiped to the high heavens like it is worshiped in your lifetime, at this current slice of time. For a person who is cursed with a memory, it certainly seems we have become a sell-out country to the $ and a couple other backwards-looking\belligerent ideas..

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDbnPcDExFE

    Included here is another example of how song-writing does not happen the same way between musical groups..
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    Gotta feeling Mr. Winwood will be back here for an encore performance.

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    Found this video and think it shows the creativity of humans and the power of music. The people displayed were inventing this 'music', of course being inspired from the generations of musicians before them. Music seems to be a great driving force, like religion to some degree, for mankind as far back as my knowledge goes. Music crosses ~all boundaries that seem to divide humans on many fronts.

    Crossing so many boundaries is a point where music and religion take different paths. The monetary paths are completely different also. Music constantly changes, same as religions, but much much quicker. Day 1, a tribe leader started something that grew into the top 3 we still use today. Of course it morphed into many more today but this was over a period of thousands of yrs. Music seems to change with each generation with several new sounds in my lifetime alone. If you watched some of the videos above, you should notice musicians in many cases pay homage to the great ones who came before them. For whatever reason, musicians just seem like they have the greatest attitudes as a whole on earth.

    AI is gonna replace this human creativity? Sure but it will ~~never have soul I bet. Does it matter music is ~plastic? Not really unless you have experienced music that did have meaning. Anyone remember techno? How hollow was that computer generated string of sounds?

    Glen Campbell said once that when he first heard Elvis sing, you could not be still, you had to move. I know there are only ~2 females here really, unless Phoenix (the person who spotted the spring issue with the auto-decompression device with Huskies yrs ago) is here somewhere, but take notice of the gals in these videos. They are the connectivity and spark of music that ~must be there if any new music is gonna take-off to any degree. Anyone remember disco? Without girls dancing to that, it would have not went too far where I grew up and endured it. Us boys followed the gals to the disco ~clubs because that is where the girls were at, not for the music.

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    I'm just now watching this 2.5 hr long video and gotta admit some of it is a little funky, ESP the part with Hef. But how can anyone fault Hef? Playboy After Night is ~funky + ~cheesy but with an ~attempt at class. Class, a lost art it seems... Is that good or bad? lol

    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGnIbob1qdg