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« Reply #20 on: August 23, 2008, 09:55:17 PM »

What.......no James Taylor ????
in the words of that great philosopher John McEnroe...

YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS  !!! 

Must I go and apologize to

Simon & Garfunkel
John Denver
Peter, Paul and Mary
Jim Croce
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
John Hurt
Kathy Mattea
Everly Brothers

I'm surprised no one mentioned Elvis, especially some of our female forum ladies.

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Some others I would put on my list - that you may never have heard of

Michael Card
Squire Parsons
Barbar Fairchild
The Hemphill Family
Rusty Goodman
The Crabb Family

- Larry

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« Reply #21 on: August 23, 2008, 11:31:51 PM »

What.......no James Taylor ????
in the words of that great philosopher John McEnroe...

YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS  !!! 

Must I go and apologize to

Simon & Garfunkel
John Denver
Peter, Paul and Mary
Jim Croce
Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
John Hurt
Kathy Mattea
Everly Brothers

I'm surprised no one mentioned Elvis, especially some of our female forum ladies.

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Some others I would put on my list - that you may never have heard of

Michael Card
Squire Parsons
Barbar Fairchild
The Hemphill Family
Rusty Goodman
The Crabb Family

- Larry



As is destined to be the case, great musicians with great records will be left off of all of our lists.  People like James Taylor have made albums as good or better than anyone and still didn't make the cut to the final 20 until your list.   I'm glad you kept him in the mix.  The funny thing is that if I were on a desert Island and couldn't have my own list I'd be pretty darned happy with any of the ones I've read so far.  All those mentioned are certainly worthy of being included in these fanciful lists.
Now someone like John Denver wouldn't necessarily even make into my top 100 but I still like a lot of his stuff.  He did have a real nice voice and sweet guitar.

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« Reply #22 on: August 24, 2008, 12:47:05 AM »

WHAT !!!!!!!!!!!
...no James Taylor ??????

In the words of that great philosopher John McEnroe...

YOU CAN NOT BE SERIOUS !!

and must I send apologies to

Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
Simon and Garfunkel
John Denver
Jim Croce
Peter, Paul and Mary
Kathy Mattea
John Hurt

and nobody has Elvis in their list ?
what about Chet Mr. Guitar Atkins ?

I would have some lesser know artists on my list too

Michael Card
Rusty Goodman
Squire Parsons
The Hemphill family
The Crab family

- If you have to make a choice -
all the CDS DVDs you want (and no guitar ) or

just one guitar and you

what would you choose ?

- Larry
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« Reply #23 on: August 24, 2008, 02:47:32 AM »

... just one guitar and you

what would you choose ?

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« Reply #24 on: August 24, 2008, 12:03:25 PM »

I can't speak for anyone else but no JT for my dessert island. I'll need to stay awake to fend of killer bats! 
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« Reply #25 on: August 24, 2008, 06:50:15 PM »

But Duck, when you get lonesome and homesick on your island you could benefit from
GOING TO CAROLINA IN MY MIND  bigrin

And when lightning strikes your island and destroys your one and only coconut tree and the rain floods out your hut
FIRE AND RAIN could give you some comfort 

And when Wilson is your only companion on your island then you could sing
YOU'VE GOT A FRIEND 

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« Reply #26 on: August 25, 2008, 12:50:25 AM »

I can't speak for anyone else but no JT for my dessert island. I'll need to stay awake to fend of killer bats! 


JT will put the bats to sleep before you so he's the perfect antidote to killer bats.

P.S. I like a lot of James Taylor but not quite enough to get him on my list.
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« Reply #27 on: August 25, 2008, 04:14:32 AM »

Re: James Taylor

"New Moon Shine" is really good, if there's anyone out there that hasn't purchased a JT release in the last 20 years.
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« Reply #28 on: August 25, 2008, 09:45:56 AM »

I like a lot of JT's music but just 20? Sorry to all JT fans. Has anyone seen Ellen do her riff on popular songs. Oh I've seen fire and I've seen rain. Really been around huh? 
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« Reply #29 on: August 25, 2008, 06:56:47 PM »

What.......no James Taylor ????

Yep, no James Taylor on my desert isle, either. Nothing against JT, he's a good singer-songwriter, just not my cup of tea.
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« Reply #30 on: August 25, 2008, 07:23:04 PM »

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he's a good singer-songwriter

For me, it is his guitar playing - the first song I ever heard him do was Fire and Rain
The intro to that song really captured me.

So many of his songs have a nice guitar intro that immediately identifies the song.
I like his early work the best.

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« Reply #31 on: August 26, 2008, 01:53:08 AM »

Not necessarily in order of impotance...
Van Morrison.. Astral Weeks
Bela Fleck & The Flecktones.. Little Worlds
John Hartford..Steam Powered Aeroplane
Bob Dylan... Blonde On Blonde
The Beatles...Rubber Soul
Kelly Joe Phelps..Slingshot Professionals
Johnny Winter..Progressive Blues Experiment
Neil Young.. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Dave Mathews Band...Under The Table And Dreaming
Jimi Hendrix...Electric Ladyland
Chris Thile...Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Mark Knopfler...Shangra La
Gov't Mule..Live At The Roseland Ballroom
Santana..Abraxas
McLaughlin, DiMeola, Delucia.. Friday Night In San Francisco
Allman Brothers..Live At The Fillmore
Derek And The Dominos...Layla And Assorted Love Songs
Music For Two..Bela Fleck And Edgar Meyer
The Who..Live At Leeds Deluxe Edition (with live Tommy included)
Manzanita..Tony Rice

That was fun...

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« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2008, 02:03:36 AM »

I noticed after I posted my list that someone else chose John Hartford's Steam Powered Aeroplane album.
This album made such an impression on me when it was released.
One of my inspirations for taking up the banjo in the 70's.
I had the pleasure of meeting John in the mid 90's.
What an amazing man and a great multi instrumentalist.
Sadly passed away a couple of years ago.
The Aeroplane CD is long out of print and sells for up to $100.00 on ebay.
Produced by David Bromberg and besides John.. Vassar Clements, Tut Taylor and Norman Blake make up the band.
If you are not familiar with this album, do yourself a favour and check it out.
John has another terrific album from the same era  called Morning Bugle.
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« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2008, 05:17:38 AM »

John has another terrific album from the same era  called Morning Bugle.

The "Steam-Powered Aereo-Takes" is another amazing JH disc. Lots of early versions of tunes that later ended up on "Morning Bugle".

His Aereo-Plain album made such a huge impression on me and changed the way I thought of music. Glad to hear I'm not the only who finds it to be a desert-isle disc.
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« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2008, 11:34:56 AM »

Although I didn't put any Jackson Browne on my list, I had to say Saturate, For Everyman and late For The Sky are exceptional albums.
David Lindley's playing on For Everyman is outstanding.

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« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2008, 11:55:35 AM »

I don't think I've ever tried to list as many as 20 before, but here goes - I guess being from the UK a lot of these will fall on deaf ears!  I buy a lot of best of albums, so include them where appropriate: -

The Black Keys - Thickfreakness
Biffy Clyro - Blackened Sky
The Cure - Disintegration
Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds - Live at Radio City
Dave Matthews Band - Live In Chicago - 1998
Dave Matthews Band - The Lillywhite Sessions/Busted Stuff
Idlewild - Make Another World
The best of Neil Young
Radiohead - The Bends
Radiohead - In Rainbows
The Smashing Pumpkins - Siamese Dream
Spiritualized - Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space
Spiritualized - Songs in A&E
The Verve - A Northern Soul
Longpigs - The Sun is Often Out
The Charlatans - Some Friendly
Teenage Fanclub - Bandwagonesque
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged

I never got to 20, and lunch is over
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« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2008, 03:06:27 PM »

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Good to see Jackson Browne included in your list.  Saturate Before Using could have easily been included in my 20 discs.  Probably should have been.  I literally wore out the original LP years ago.  He was always a favorite of mine and I've seen him many times live.  Once, with Bonnie Raitt, was very memorable.   I think he ranks with some of the top songrwriters of his generation.  Slometimes his lyrics can cut straight to your gut.

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« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2008, 06:28:58 PM »

Speaking of Jackson, has anyone heard Randy Newman's latest CD Harps and Angels? Hilarious song with JB reference included.

Piece of the Pie - Randy Newman

Like us all you want the very best of life
A car, a house, a neighborhood that's nice
With flowers and trees and lots of little kids around
Where public schools aren't breeding grounds
for vice

You say you're working harder than you ever have
You say you got two jobs and so's your wife
Living in the richest country in the world
Wouldn't you think you'd have abetter life

If you lived in Norway
You'd be fine right now
Get sick there
You make the doctor wait
If you lived in Belgium
You could mediate
[Flemish/French debate]
Hey knock it off!
And the French fries are great
Hey!

(Name of the Lord in vain) it stinks here high and low
The rich are getting richer
I should know
While we're going up
You're going down
And no one gives a -CENSORED- but Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne
Jackson
Jackson

There's a famous saying someone famous said
As General Motors goes so go we all
Johnny Cougar's singing it's their country now
He'll be singing for Toyota by the fall

[Patriots]:
That's not ture
John's a patriot
He's not like you
He's a......

(Name of the Lord in vain) it stinks here low and high
Some get rich
And others just get by
Bono's off in Africa - he's never around
The country turns its lonely eyes to who?
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne
Jackson Browne

A piece of the pie
That's all we're asking for
A piece of the pie 

-R Newman

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Oh oh , I'm afraid this is it for me.

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He said, "When the lay you on the table
Better keep your business clean
When they lay you on the table
Better keep your business clean
Else there won't be no harps and angels
coming for you
It'll be trombones, kettle drums, pitchforks,
and tambourines."


 
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« Reply #38 on: August 28, 2008, 11:17:52 AM »

   Well duck what the @#$% is Randy Newman tryin to say. That he has something to give us of depth, reality, meaning.
     Nah, he's just being goofy ole Randy. IMHO   Though it means nothing.

I think he's saying that rich guys like he and Jackson, Bono and Johnny Cougar should be aware/careful of their possible hypocrisy but what do I know? It's musically terrific and really funny and I'm a huge Randy Newman fan. I would also pose the possibility that Randy is a truer artist than the others but that's just my opinion. I'm also a huge JB fan and a sucker for his sentimental stuff but as I get older I suspect that people like Newman are actually closer to the truth.
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« Reply #39 on: August 28, 2008, 05:34:21 PM »

The today would be (and would probably change everyday)  The maximum content if not the best album

1 Rolling Stones - Hot Rocks
2 Rolling Stones - Exile on Main ST
3 Black Crowes - Shake Your Money Maker
4 Black Crowes - Southern Harmony and Musical Companion
5 New York Dolls - New York Dolls
6 Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
7 Bowie - Ziggy Stardust
8 Clapton - One More Car One More Rider ( this gives me most of what I would want maybe 24 nights but tomorrow I could easily loose 5 picks for more Clapton the Beno record for sure)
9 Johnny Thunders - DTK
10 Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits volmue 3 ( just one Dylan cd is a tuff one)
11 Tom Petty  - Damn the Torpedos ( maybe the greatest hits instead as there is so much good stuff )
12 Neil Young - Decade ( again tomorrow I could easily have to drop a few choices for more Neil  TO DEC 4 ACC see ya there)
13 Kiss - Alive
14 - Johnny Cash - American Recordings
15 BB King - 80th Birthday
16 Beatles - #1's ( have to go for the hits I guess)
17 The Stray Cats - The Stray Cats (cant go long without some rockabilly)
18 Aimee Mann - Live at ST Anne's Warehouse
19 Black Crowes and Jimmy Page - Live at the Greek
20 The Who - Tommy (or greatest hits)

Can I bring any DVD"S?????  Bowie Reality Tour - The Last Walts - Stones Bridges to Babalyon   I hope so!!!!!!!
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