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Zack PJan 20, 2009 3:44 PM GMT
I thought it would be cool to have a thread where we could all post three or so albums that most of us may not listen to otherwise. So, hows it sound? Here is my three...
"Sultan's Picnic," by Rabih Abou-Khalil (very eastern like album, with Howard Levy on Harmonica).
"A Tribute To Jack Johnson," by Miles Davis (it is like a rock and roll album, with John McLaughlin on Guitar. It rocks a lot).
"Super Sessions," by Michael Bloomfield, Al Kooper, and Steven Stills (very mainstream at one point, had a hard time thinking of a third one. Many people forget about this one but the guitar work by Michael rocks like a mother ferret).
What about you guys?
Order by DateAscendingDescending
"Live at the Hot Spot" by Bill Lupkin & the Chicago Blues Coalition,
rockin live Chicago blues harp at it's best.
"Slo Leak" and "When the Clock Strikes 12" by Slo Leak. Great song writing.
"I Like the Way You Work It" by Mick Morgan & the Crawl. Lee McBee on harp. Party on!
"Hard Pill to Swallow" by Bill Lupkin and.... "A Tribute to the Legendary Blues Man, James 'Yank' Rachell. The CD is various artist's with harp man Allen Stratyner on several cut's. It's at #3 on the Roots Blues Airplay Chart.
Guys check out Paul Linden Sean Costello's old harp player...just go down load one song for starters..."The Plumber" of the record Moanin' for Molasses.
Anything by Billie Holiday. You can so much about timing, phrasing and delivery from Lady Day.
Steve Guyger- Radio Blues. He has more emotional intensity and urgency to his playing than anyone I can think of (that's still alive!).
Gary Primich - Company Man. Harp playing doesn't come much tastier than the late Gary Primich.
My 3 Favorite (today)
"Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables" Dead Kennedys
"King Bee" Muddy Waters
"UFOrb" The Orb
I suppose this is because these were the last 3 I listened to. Tomorrow it may be different...Quadrophenia by the Who should have been on there too as I listened to that on the way to work tonight...Keith Moon was such an excellent drummer.
Well....you did ask
Woah Osin! You rule!
Gary Allegretto - Many Shades of Blue
(may be one of the best kept secrets in the harmonica world)
Greg "Fingers" Taylor - Harpoon Man
(includes one of the all time great solos - "Dixie Diner")
Best of Nina Simone
Incredibly Strange Music...Variuos artists
Oblivion Road...Bad Town Blues
And while on night shift tonight I'm gonna be listening to Tigerman by Kim Wilson.Right now I'm in a huge empty wharehouse typing at the PC and in a minute I'm gonna blast a few tunes in this incredible sound space. I'm trying to practice some Sugar Ray turnarounds I heard on "Live at the Knickerbocker" with Big Walter. This is probably my favorite blues album of all time, not because it has the best music but because it was the first proper harp album I was introduced to by my Harp teacher.
Hello all !
In my mind :
"Greg Zlap" - "Road movie(s)"
"Jean-Jacques Milteau" - "Route"
"Neal Pattman" - "Prison Blues"
My three most recent buys:
"Already Free" - Derek Trucks Band
"Back to the River" - Susan Tedeschi
"Sidewalk Ceasars" - Scrapomatic
Lots of Derek Trucks on those discs...
some serious inbreeding on those choices there Mike...lol
I just bought "Sultan's Picnic" on iTunes. Thanks for the heads up!!!
Been diggin' Thornetta Davis and Kelley Hunt as of late. Nice.
Cool Fugazzi, I really dig the album!!! :) :-D :)
"The Waifs- A Brief History (Live)"
"Roy Rogers and Norton Buffalo- Travellin' Tracks"
"Ben Harper and The Blind Boys of Alabama- Live at The Apollo"
No harp on the last one, but Ben Harper is a great vocalist and awesome slide player!
"The Waifs" are an Australian Folk group, but Vicki Simpson is a very "Bluesy" player.
I've got a set of albums I return to over and over. My dad raised me on these.
Quincey Jones' "Walkin' in Space" (Toots on side B)
Henry Mancini "The Blues and the Beat"
Cannonball Adderley now on "The Best of the Capitol Years"
Dave Brubeck "Time Out"
In the past week . . .
System of a Down (Seriously, BUNCH of classical influence)
Steve Vai "Passion and Warfare"
Hey guys, here are 3 I pretty much picked at random.
Les Claypool's Fearless Flying Frog Brigade- Purple Onion (I'm a huge Claypool nut, he could make fart noises for an entire album and I would probably hail it as genius.)
Maceo Parker- Live from Planet Groove
Enjoy Every Sandwich- A Tribute to Warren Zevon (It's got Adam Sandler doing Werewolves of London and its great for reasons you wouldn't expect)
I love this post. I have so much new music to catch up on now.
Shawn I am going to look at that Folk band. I got another album: "Small Change," by Tom Waits.
Corey Harris-"Down Sophisticate"
George Washington Jnr-"Mista Magic" (Thanx-Jimi)
Horace Andy-"Box full of Dub"
Chris Wilson-"Live at the continental"(one of Australia"s hard men of harp)
Kind of Blue - Miles Davis
Portishead - Live in NYC
Miles to Miles - Jason Miles
Three very different but important soundscapes with which to open your imagination
Miles Davis - the Complete In a Silent Way Sessions
- Need I say anything?
Richard Galliano - Luz Negra
- French musette meets jazz meets tango meets Brazilian music in the hands of a master
Randy Wood - Round Dance Blues
- Personal, soulful take on pow wow singing, with lyrics in English. Just voices and simple hand drum.
- "Dizzy's Big 4" (Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Pass, Micky Roker, Ray Brown). This is classic Pablo-era Dizzy. The first cut, "Freelimo" is one of my all-time favorite tunes -- will learn it on harmonica soon...
- "The Real Electrifying Eddie Harris". Another classic!
- Eddie Palmieri - "Listen Here!" Eddie P. does Eddie H., Latin style, and lots of other very cool stuff. Features Regina Carter, the late Michael Brecker, and others. I've been listening to this one on long drives lately -- keeps me dancing in my seat.