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Title: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 03, 2006, 06:08:00 pm
There is usually a big concert at Red Rocks on or near my birthday of July 17. Red Rocks is a big outdoor amphitheater that was built by the WPA during the Depression. It is nestled in a natural rock formation in the “hogback” of the Front Range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. It has the best acoustics of any outdoor amphitheater (they say) and some legendary concerts have been held there.

This year there will be a reunion of the band Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. I am planning to go, and will get tickets as soon as they go on sale. Let me know if anyone's interested in seeing this concert. I am sure ticket prices will be astronomical though. I will be seeing them mostly to see Neil Young.

Other performers with BBM ties who will be coming to Red Rocks include Linda Ronstadt and the Allman Brothers. If I attend any other concerts this summer, though, it will likely be Bonnie Raitt who's appearing at Red Rocks in August. Raitt was the first performer I ever saw in concert, many moons ago.

In other music news rt has a post about the documentary on Bob Dylan being shot this summer at http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php?topic=1170.0 (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php?topic=1170.0). So he's a dj now on XM...always reinventing himself. I've been listening to two Dylan albums, Desire and Nashville Skyline, circa 1975. The duet with Johnny Cash that begins Nashville Skyline is incredible. If you haven't heard his early albums, you don't know Dylan.

By the way, though Dylan is credited with writing "He was a friend of mine" he just wrote it down. It's an old song passed from ear to ear over the decades.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: moremojo on May 04, 2006, 11:46:34 am

By the way, though Dylan is credited with writing "He was a friend of mine" he just wrote it down. It's an old song passed from ear to ear over the decades.
That is good to know. I looked for this song in a book on Dylan's lyrics at the bookstore some months ago, and for the life of me could not find it. I was unfamiliar with this song before seeing BBM. I know I'll never be able to hear it now without thinking of Ennis and Jack, and it always brings a tear to my eye.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 06, 2006, 06:36:42 pm
Bruce Springsteen has a new album out with songs by Pete Seeger. I think you can get it at Starbucks. I'll check to see if any BBM songs are on it.
Title: Re: Soundtrack Question
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 07, 2006, 10:19:37 am
I should probably just PM Kirk or Bill about this, but maybe we can have a discussion. Many of the guitar duets on the BBM soundtrack feature acoustic guitar and, what I thought was a bottleneck guitar. But others have said that it's a pedal steel guitar (I'm not familiar with that type of instrument). What are your thoughts?
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: gattaca on June 07, 2006, 10:32:43 am
Front-Ranger -
It could be either, actually (it could be both, also). The two can sound very similar.
I have an old, old Emmons pedal-steel that I'm trying to recondition (I got at a garage sale and it was badly damaged in a fire) that I have played around with for a couple of years, but the playing techniques between the two instruments are quite similar - you fret with either a bottleneck or a steel bar.

http://www.steelguitar.com/

I also thought Wings had a 12-string acoustic in the mix as well, but that could also be 2-6 strings with a very short tape delay.

(edit)

Followup -

http://www.vervemusicgroup.com/product.aspx?ob=disc&src=art&pid=11401

I found some info on verve (no scoring) but the playlist seems to indicate that it was a "steel guitar":

Soundtrack 
Gustavo Santaolalla (1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17) Guitar
Bob Bernstein (1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 17) Steel Guitar
Willie Nelson (2, 13) Vocal
Emmylou Harris (4) Vocal
Teddy Thompson (5, 10) Vocal
Rufus Wainwright (5, 16) Vocal
Steve Earle (7) Vocal
Mary Mcbride (eight) Vocal
Jackie Greene (11) Vocal
The Gas Band (13)
Linda Ronstadt (14) Vocal

It doesn't specifically state "pedal steel", however.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 07, 2006, 12:08:44 pm
Thanks, Gatt! This is very interesting. Notice he left the answer a little ambiguous, everybody, so we can debate it some more! BTW, do you ever think of the acoustic guitar as representing Ennis and the steel guitar representing Jack (or vice versa??
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: gattaca on June 07, 2006, 12:26:45 pm
... do you ever think of the acoustic guitar as representing Ennis and the steel guitar representing Jack (or vice versa??

I'd have to give it some thought. Pedal steel elicits more sadness or sorrow (read: evokes minor chords) in a superior fashion to acoustic guitar IMO, so on the surface, I'd say I would tend to associate pedal steel with Ennis.

I found this:
http://music.barnesandnoble.com/search/product.asp?EAN=602498865859&z=y&btob=Y

Gustavo Santaolalla         Guitar, Pump Organ
Mike Turner              Guitar
Mickey Raphael         Harmonica
David Mansfield          Mandolin
Richard Ruttenberg       Piano
Bob "Boo" Bernstein     Pedal Steel Guitar

Which gives clear composition credit to Bernstein for "pedal steel guitar"
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 07, 2006, 01:06:01 pm
Yes, but isn't Jack more the tragic figure (tho they both are). Also, I think of the acoustic guitar as like Ennis because the notes are picked and they are precise and digital, whereas the bottleneck notes are analog and slidey...how do you like my command of musical terminology?  :laugh: And the acoustic guitar is what we hear at the beginning when we first see Ennis.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: moremojo on June 07, 2006, 01:17:50 pm
Yes, but isn't Jack more the tragic figure (tho they both are).

I see Ennis as the more tragic of the two. Jack acquires a kind of ironic peace, while Ennis must bear his sorrow, loneliness, and regret for the duration of his life.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 07, 2006, 05:32:51 pm
That is a good point, Scott. I will try to think "Jack/ironic peace" and maybe it will bring me some peace. I think that theme is contained in "Wings" too.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 09, 2006, 01:06:32 pm
Guess what everybody?? I am going to the Crosby Stills Nash and Young Concert at Red Rocks in Colorado on July 20!! Anybody else seeing them? I'm so excited! It's a birthday present from my hubby.

Also, the new video "Heart of Gold" of Neil Young is out now and he's going to be on NPR's Fresh Air today.
Title: Re: Music News--Mark Knopfler and Emmylou Harris
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 16, 2006, 11:55:50 am
Two of my favorite musicians have paired up, Mark Knopfler who was the mastermind behind Dire Straits and Emmylou Harris, the legendary woman who sang "A Love that will Never Grow Old." Their new album together is called All the Roadrunning and U can read an NPR story about it here:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5406839 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5406839)
I saw Knopfler at Red Rocks last summer on my birthday, and I still dream about that concert!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 18, 2006, 06:39:47 pm
All the Roadrunning (see above0 is even better than I'd hoped! Here is a song I'm listening to now that I hope a certain person will hear and think of me, as I'm thinking of them.

Red Staggerwing

if I was a fender guitar
a fender painted red
you could play me darlin
until your fingers bled
of I was one of them gibsons
like a '58 or a '59
you could plug me in
and play me any time
you're gonna need a rider anyhow
let me be your rider now

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 21, 2006, 11:09:03 pm
Here is another song from the same CD that reminds me of BBM:

Rollin On

been kicking sawdust
in these clothes
for a blue moon
and a red rose
the boys'll put em up
and tear 'em down
we'll wash away
the dirt
just a glass a day
ain't gonna hurt
pretty soon we'll move on
out of town.

we pass them by
across the plains
we don't even try
to catch the names
it's supper time and their kids
are home from school
they draw the shades
on their shops
while we go a'checking
through the props
and putting on the paint
to play the fool

then we're rollin on
rollin on
feeling better
than we did last night
rolling on, rollin on
it's hard sometimes
pretty much it's alright

I'll go soft shoe
when it rains
I'll go shuffle through
the aches and pains
mr. young at heart
that's what I try to be
they all laugh
and cry
they get to feeling better
and that is why
if it was good for you
truly it was good for me

then we're rollin on
rollin on
feeling better
than we did last night
rollin on, rollin on
it's hard sometimes
pretty much it's alright.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 28, 2006, 12:39:58 pm
If you have a yen to hear some great instrumental music, I have a reccamendation for you. It's Screenplaying, a collection of movie scores by Mark Knopfler (sigh...yes, him again!) The movies are Cal, Last Exit to Brooklyn (both of which I've never heard of), The Princess Bride, and Local Hero. The music is incredible and you can work to it real easy.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 20, 2006, 01:49:55 pm
Tonite's CSN&Y night at the beautiful Red Rocks Amphitheater, which is practically a stone's throw from my house (well, a stone thrown by a Titan anyway). I have my new hillbilly cowboy hat ready and will take pics; especially hoping to get one of Neil Young!! Watch this space!!
Title: Re: CSN&Y Concert
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 22, 2006, 12:20:40 am
Just to set the scene, here was the view from our seats as the concert was starting. The lineup is Graham Nash, Steven Stills, Neil Young (partially obscured by guy suddenly standing up), and David Crosby.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h33/Front-Ranger/DSCN0776.jpg)
Title: Re: CSN&Y Concert
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 22, 2006, 12:31:08 am
Here is a shot of one of the two "sides" of the Red Rocks Amphitheater.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h33/Front-Ranger/DSCN0782.jpg)
Title: Re: CSN&Y Concert
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 22, 2006, 12:44:57 am
So here's my progeny with me at my big birthday event--seeing Crosby Stills Nash & Young at the outdoor Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h33/Front-Ranger/DSCN0765.jpg)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Katie77 on July 22, 2006, 01:33:37 am
What a beautiful place...and what an atmosphere to watch the band...thanks for the pics....

If you have a yen to hear some great instrumental music, I have a reccamendation for you. It's Screenplaying, a collection of movie scores by Mark Knopfler (sigh...yes, him again!) The movies are Cal, Last Exit to Brooklyn (both of which I've never heard of), The Princess Bride, and Local Hero. The music is incredible and you can work to it real easy.
and Front Ranger, I, too am a Mark Knopfler fan, and the theme song from Local Hero is one of my favourite tunes....the build up of the guitars is fantastic....in the beginning I feel sad, but as it gets faster, I feel happier....It is the best....
Title: Re: CSN&Y
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 22, 2006, 11:26:53 am
That's great Katie, thanx for posting. One of the last songs that the band played Thursday nite was "Ohio" and I found that my children didn't know anything about what the song referred to. For those of you who are interested, there is a great site that tells all about it, and here it is:

http://www.thrasherswheat.org/fot/ohio.htm (http://www.thrasherswheat.org/fot/ohio.htm)

Briefly, on May 4, 1970, soldiers came to the campus of Kent State University in Ohio and shot dead four students who were protesting the War in Vietnam. This was during my first year of college.
Title: Re: CSN&Y
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 22, 2006, 12:33:30 pm
Great review of the Denver concert in USA Today:

http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html (http://www.neilyoung.com/lwwtoday/index.html)
Title: Re: CSN&Y
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 22, 2006, 12:42:12 pm
AND, you can listen to the entire "Living With War" album on Neil Young's MySpace page:

http://www.myspace.com/neilyoung (http://www.myspace.com/neilyoung)
Title: Re: CSN&Y
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 23, 2006, 12:19:34 am
I hope that I'm not causing a problem by continuing to post information about this concert, but I have quite a lot more yet to say about it, so be forewarned! Tonite, I'd like to post some lyrics to a song or two that was performed at the concert. On the Thread, "What Song Reminds You of Brokeback Mountain" I posted the lyrics to Neil Young's song, Only Love Can Break Your Heart." He performed that at the Red Rocks Concert and it was, in a word, heartbreaking. But he also sang some of his new songs, and here is one of them:

LIVING WITH WAR

And when the dawn breaks
I see my fellow man
And on the flat screen
We kill and are killed again
And when the right fails
I pray for peace
Try to remember Peace
I join the multitudes
I raise my hand in peace
I never bow to the laws of the thought Police
I take a holy vow
To never kill again
to never kill again.

Don't take no tidal wave
Don't take no mass grave
Don't take no smokin gun
To show how the west was won
But when the curtain falls I pray for peace
Try to remember peace
in the crowded streets
In the big hotels
in the mosques and the doors of the old museums
I take a holy vow
To never kill again
Try to remember peace

The rockets red glare (You really have to listen to this, it is amazing!)
Bombs bursting in air (ditto)
Give proof through the night
That our flag is still there

Title: Re: CSN&Y Concert
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 24, 2006, 02:59:30 pm
Here is yet another pic of the concert when it was in full swing.

(http://i60.photobucket.com/albums/h33/Front-Ranger/DSCN0792.jpg)

What you are looking at here is where they sang: We are one person, we are two together, we are three alone, we are four each other" Each time they sang a line, another spotlight would come on until all four were illuminated. It was a big hit with the audience.
Title: Re: CSN&Y Concert
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 24, 2006, 11:54:33 pm
Everybody here will find this hard to believe, but I've never been a serious CSN&Y fan. They were always just a part of the wallpaper of my life. But, lo and behold, after attending a concert of theirs last Thursday, I looked at my collection of albums, and I have a total of 15 CSN&Y albums, believe it or not!! Here are some of them:

Neil Young: Comes A Time
Buffalo Springfield: The Best of...
Neil Young: Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Neil Young
Neil Young: On the Beach
The Stills/Young Band: Long May You Run
Neil Young: After the Gold Rush
Neil Young: Live at the Los Angeles Music Center
Stephen Stills
Crosby Stills and Nash
Graham Nash, David Crosby
Wind on the Water (Crosby, Nash)
CSN: Crosby Stills & Nash
Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps

And the latest one I need to add is, Young: Living With War
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: newyearsday on July 28, 2006, 09:49:28 am
What a beautiful place...and what an atmosphere to watch the band...thanks for the pics....
 and Front Ranger, I, too am a Mark Knopfler fan, and the theme song from Local Hero is one of my favourite tunes....the build up of the guitars is fantastic....in the beginning I feel sad, but as it gets faster, I feel happier....It is the best....

Wow, Lee and Katie, I am coming to this thread late (followed the link from Lee's Birthday Thread to see her pic of her in The Hat  :) ;))
but now that I am here, two things: I love the Local Hero soundtrack too! Local Hero is one of my favorite movies, and I've loved that music since I was about 14, more than 20 years ago now. If you haven't seen the movie, you simply must. It's a gem. We could talk about that here for hours. Well I could ;D. I'm actually planning a trip to Scotland next year where I will hopefully go to at least one of the shooting locations.

Also, seeing red rocks brings me back to when I lived in Boulder. Sigh...it was beautiful there. I am visiting in early September, looking forward to being around those moutains and hills.

Jenny
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 28, 2006, 10:40:15 am
If you like the music from Local Hero, you will also like the music from The Princess Bride, which is also on the Screenplaying CD by Mark Knopfler. There is something about the Local Hero music that makes me want to go to Scotland too! My ancestors were Scots and I'm related to Robert Louis Stephenson, George Stephenson who is on the British 5-pound note (which doesn't exist anymore, I guess) and who built the first steam engine locomotive, and also the "Lighthouse" Stephensons who built a series of lighthouses around Scotland and in other countries. Maybe that's why I work for an engineering firm today. Thanks for visiting this subject. CSN&Y are playing many more dates this summer and will be out in the New York area, your neck of the woods, very soon!!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Shakesthecoffecan on July 28, 2006, 02:31:26 pm
Man Friend, we have such similar tastes in music! I love Dire Straits's song "Brothers In Arms". Knopfler was one of them, right? Or am I thinking of the Boomtown Rats? (I don't Like Mondays).

I have the Princess Bride on my list of movie to watch, along with all films done by the BBM cast. Actually I think the Brits have retained their own currency for the time being.

Thanks for the pictures of Red Rocks, I have seen pictures of it before but you really get a feel for the energy of the place with it full of people. Would love to see a show there sometime.

My favorite Neil Young tune is "A Man Needs a Maid" (I know I do.).
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 28, 2006, 05:19:43 pm
Yes, Knopfler was definitely the driving force behind Dire Straits. I first heard Brothers in Arms on Miami Vice, did U ever see that episode? I saw Knopfler at Red Rocks last summer, it was stupendous!! Just got his latest CD "All the Roadrunning" with Emmylou Harris and have sprinkled lyrics and references all over this board. Another CD I love of his is Sailing to Philadelphia. Fantastic guitar work, lyrics, and singing. Appearances by James Taylor (as Dixon of Mason and Dixon), and Van Morrison, great voices that complement Knopfler's so well. One last thing, there is a song on that CD called "Speedway to Nazareth." A fantastic song musically and I've found it very handy and even better than "Bolero" for serving the purposes that Bolero is so famous for!!  ;)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 28, 2006, 05:25:35 pm
Here's a link to more about Speedway to Nazareth:

http://www.last.fm/music/Mark+Knopfler/_/Speedway+at+Nazareth (http://www.last.fm/music/Mark+Knopfler/_/Speedway+at+Nazareth)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: newyearsday on August 02, 2006, 01:48:25 pm
WOW--this just announced:

New Order planning rare South American tour
NEW YORK (Billboard) - New Order will tour South America in November for the first time since 1988. Four of the five shows are in Brazil, beginning Nov. 11 in Belo Horizonte. The trek concludes Nov. 18 in Buenos Aires.

Also on tap for the legendary synth-pop outfit is a Sept. 2 appearance at Ireland's Electric Circus festival, to be followed by a seven-date U.K. tour beginning Oct. 9 in Bournemouth.

Reuters/Billboard

New Order is one of my favorite bands from the 80s! I would love to see them in the UK. At least I can dream about it, and it's happening somewhere in the world.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 02, 2006, 04:40:24 pm
That's a long touring break, and they must be great if you've carried a torch for them since 1988! I trust they've continued producing albums a la the Beatles.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: newyearsday on August 02, 2006, 06:31:00 pm
I haven't kept up that well with them but I think they have not produced that many albums since the early 90's, maybe a few....

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 02, 2006, 07:01:27 pm
This site shows maybe 3-4.

http://www.google.com/musica?aid=9cqQvZUlLFJ&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result (http://www.google.com/musica?aid=9cqQvZUlLFJ&sa=X&oi=music&ct=result)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Giancarlo on August 02, 2006, 11:17:42 pm
Oh. My. God.

https://tickets.rollingstones.com/

The Rolling Stones have announced an extension to their tour in North America, and they had the highest grossing tour in 2005 (and possibly in 2006 too). They have basically started yet another US/Canada tour. They are playing in Los Angeles on November 18th, 2006.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 08, 2006, 11:50:25 pm
I was travelling home tonite, and I heard the song which I fanticize to be the lullaby that Heath hums in the Dozy Embrace!! Yes, I was driving home with the full Harvest moon rising off my left shoulder, listening to NPR, and I heard a haunting song, performed by Nora Guthrie and the Klezmatics, of her father, Woodie Guthrie's favorite lullaby to his childen. No one knows what song Ennis was humming then (who knows, it could have been "Waltzing Matillda") but this is just my idea. Listen to it, and you'll be captivated:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5627147 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5627147)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 13, 2006, 02:45:34 pm
I'm probably posting this too late, but Prairie Home COmpanion on NPR has a double show today both featuring Mark Knopfler. The first show is rebroadcast from 2004 where he sings from his Shangrila album. The second show has him and Emmylou Harris singing from the new All the Roadrunning album. Worth tuning in to!!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 22, 2006, 01:10:11 am
Especially if U don't like Bob Dylan, but like BBM and some country western music, check out "The Essential Bob Dylan" double CD. I especially liked "Lay Lady Lay" and "Knockin on Heaven's Door." You probly never thot of Dylan's voice as lush, but here it is!!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Giancarlo on August 22, 2006, 01:58:19 pm
I just spent $414 on two Rolling Stones tickets... heheh for Dodger Stadium... I'm a platinum member so I had access to the presales...
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 22, 2006, 02:23:22 pm
I hope it is worth it for U, Gian! Give us a report, okay? Pix too.

In honor of Annie Proulx birthday today, I listened first to "Spiritual" by Pat Methany as I drove into work, and then to the Brokeback Mountain theme #3 that plays during the flashback scene of the dozy embrace. The two songs work really well together! There's just one thing about "Spiritual" that bothers me though. It sounds too similar to another famous song (which I won't mention just yet). Does anyone else feel that way??
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 06, 2006, 11:18:27 am
You been to Dodger Stadium, Gian? Cause I heard what they have in Dodger Stadium for boys like U--Rolling Stones!! Give us a report, plz, was it worth it??
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 06, 2006, 02:15:18 pm
For some time, I have been meaning to write about the metallic sound of the Brokeback Mountain soundtrack, caused by the use of an acoustic and a pedal steel guitar. I was reading a review of the new book about Bob Dylan last night which reminded me of my need to talk about this. THe review is at http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/060904crbo_books (http://www.newyorker.com/critics/content/articles/060904crbo_books) and the end of it quotes from an interview he gave to Playboy in 1978:

Quote
“The closest I ever got to the sound I hear in my mind was on individual bands in the ‘Blonde on Blonde’ album,” Dylan says. “It’s that thin, that wild mercury sound. It’s metallic and bright gold, with whatever that conjures up. That’s my particular sound.”
Was that wild mercury sound in “I Want You”?
Yeah, it was in “I Want You.” It was in a lot of that stuff. It was in the album before that, too.
“Highway 61 Revisited”?
Yeah. Also in “Bringing It All Back Home.” That’s the sound I’ve always heard. . . .
The period when you came out with “Highway 61” must have been exciting.
Those were exciting times. We were doing it before anybody knew we would—or could. We didn’t know what it was going to turn out to be. Nobody thought of it as folk-rock at the time. There were some people involved in it like The Byrds, and I remember Sonny and Cher and the Turtles and the early Rascals. It began coming out on the radio. I mean, I had a couple of hits in a row. That was the most I ever had in a row—two. The top ten was filled with that kind of sound—the Beatles, too—and it was exciting, those days were exciting. It was the sound of the streets. It still is. I symbolically hear that sound wherever I am.
You hear the sound of the street?
That ethereal twilight light, you know. It’s the sound of the street with the sunrays, the sun shining down at a particular time, on a particular type of building. A particular type of people walking on a particular type of street. It’s an outdoor sound that drifts even into open windows that you can hear. The sound of bells and distant railroad trains and arguments in apartment buildings and the clinking of silverware and knives and forks and beating with leather straps. It’s all—it’s all there. Just lack of a jackhammer, you know.
You mean if a jackhammer were—
Yeah, no jackhammer sounds, no airplane sounds. All pretty natural sounds. It’s water, you know water trickling down a brook. It’s light flowing through the . . .
Late-afternoon light?
No, it’s usually the crack of dawn. Music filters out to me in the crack of dawn.
The “jingle jangle morning”?
Right.


THere are metal references in the story too, which is one reason I think why Ang Lee chose the guitar sounds of Santaeolalla for the soundtrack. More on this later.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 07, 2006, 09:38:46 am
Great story this a.m. about how Crosby, Stills, and Nash got together and the creation of "Our House" by Graham Nash about his home with Joni Mitchell.

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5778064 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5778064)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 10, 2006, 11:40:10 pm
On my trip out west to meet Mel this past weekend I had the opportunity to listen to some new music. My daughter, Front-Ranger Jr., burned about 8 hours of music for me. The artists were Death Cab for Cutie, Sojan Dan, and the Shins. It was all good, and so I ordered Death Cab's latest CD, Transatlanticism, from Amazon. It's not Gustavo, but it's very interesting music.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 16, 2006, 01:33:19 pm
A new CD by one of my favorites--Sting! It's called Songs of the Labyrinth, a compilation of lute/vocal songs from the Elizabethan composer John Dowland. Something completely different! Read more about it at

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6263882 (http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6263882)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Toast on October 16, 2006, 03:09:28 pm
Interesting Album Front-Ranger
I decided to see if I could find it online and there it was
I downloaded the mp3 version and One track was
    Come Heavy Sheep.mp3
Ah Ha I said - a Brokeback song from the 1600s

but I soon discovered that the song is actually
   Come Heavy Sleep.   from 1597

Come heavy sleep, the image of true death;
and close up these my weary weeping eies:
Whose spring of tears doth stop my vitall breath,
and tears my hart with sorrows sign swoln cries:
Com and possess my tired thoughts, worne soule,
That living dies, till thou on me be stoule.

Com and possess my tired thoughts, worne soule,
That living dies, till thou on me be stoule.

Come shape of rest, and shadow of my end
Allied to death, child to blakefact night:
Come thou and charm these rebels in my breast,
Whose waking fancies doe my mind affright.
O come sweet sleepe; come, or I die forever:
Come ere my last sleep comes, or come never.

Interesting album, not a rock album by any stretch of the imagination.
but if you let it take you back to Elizabethan England, quite cool.

Thanks Lee for a different bit of music.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 16, 2006, 04:30:42 pm
Yr welcome, Toast! That NPR link has three songs from the CD that you can download, everybody.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 16, 2006, 06:03:43 pm
Okay, I know the suspense has been killing you, so I will come out with it now. The song "Spiritual" by Pat Metheny which AP cites as her inspiration for the "dozy embrace" flashback reminds me very strongly of another song. And that song is...Let it Be, by John Lennon/Paul McCartney. Anybody else feel the same way??
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on October 17, 2006, 04:17:34 pm
My new CD arrived yesterday from Amazon--Transatlanticism by Death Cab for Cutie. I was so excited to get it! But my men were aghast. My husband just shook his head in disgust and my son said, "Mom how could you get a CD from an Emo-group?" I had to wait until they both went to bed before replacing the Dave Bruback CD with my new one. The sounds are very different than I'm used to--instruments like crystal glasses being rung and sound effects like fireworks, meteors plummeting to earth, rusty pickups squealing their brakes, and very different lyrics too. Here are the lyrics of the title song:

THe Atlantic was born today and I'll tell you how
The clouds opened up and let it out
I was standing on the surface of a perforated sphere
When the water filled every hole
And thousands upon thousands made an ocean making islands
Where no island should go (oh no)
Most people were overjoyed, they took to their boats
I thought it less like a lake and more like a moat
The rhythms of my footsteps crossing flatlands to your door
Have been silenced forevermore
And the distance is quite simply too far for me to row
it seems farther than evermore (oh no)
I need you so much closer.
So come on.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 30, 2006, 03:18:09 pm
To Katie and all Mark Knopfler fans: An expanded live CD of his duet album with Emmylou Harris, "All the Roadrunning" is now available, along with a DVD of their performance!!

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 11, 2006, 08:36:03 pm
I finally acquired Sting's Songs of the Labyrinth, I got it at WalMart! It's a beautiful CD. I'll post more about it later. Say, did you know that the word labyrinth does not mean maze? It stands for the labrys, which is the double-sided ax of the goddess, which resembles a butterfly.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 12, 2006, 12:02:54 pm
This amazing music comes with a booklet where Sting talked about his collaboration with luteist Edin Karamazov, John Dowland and his times in Elizabethan England, Dowland's travels to Italy, Sting's labyrinth at his estate in England and the one on the rose of his lute, the lyrics and music, and the recording process. The music, both vocal and instrumental pieces, are interspersed with his reading of extracts of a letter written to Robert Cecil, Elizabeth's chief of security (successor to the spymaster Walsingham). It's strange to hear some of the melodies which are surprisingly modern.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: moremojo on December 12, 2006, 12:34:25 pm
Say, did you know that the word labyrinth does not mean maze? It stands for the labrys, which is the double-sided ax of the goddess, which resembles a butterfly.
That's interesting to learn, Lee. I remember my professor of Classical Mythology stated that words ending in -nth were very ancient and represented a pre-Indo-European linguistic stock--labyrinth was precisely the word he was invoking in this context. Plinth and the place name Corinth are two other -nth words that immediately come to mind.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 12, 2006, 06:10:08 pm
Sting will be performing this music, along with Edin Karamazov on January 11, 2007 at the Walt Disney Music Hall. More about it here (http://www.sting.com/news/news.php?uid=4743).
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 13, 2006, 06:55:08 pm
Classicalmusicsource had a mixed review of Songs of the Labyrinth, but did praise Sting's work on Robert Johnson's "Have you seen the bright lily grow." These are the lyrics:

Have you seen the bright lily grow
Before rude hands have touched it?
Have you marked but the fall of snow
Before the soil has smuched it?
Have you felt the wool of beaver
Or swan's down ever?
Or have smel't o'the bud of the brier
Or the nard in the fire?
Or have tasted the bag of the bee?
O so white, o so soft, O so sweet is she!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 13, 2006, 07:05:22 pm
There aren't any Christmas carols on this CD, but it all seems faintly holiday-ish anyway, what with the beautiful lute music and reverent tenor voice. I'm enjoying Songs of the Labyrinth by Sting and it eases my holiday-induced tension immensely!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 16, 2006, 10:46:33 am
I listened to my Songs From the Labyrinth CD on the way home from work, and then I watched Elizabeth I, the public broadcasting system miniseries, with Helen Mirrin, last night. They calmed my nerves immensely, nerves frayed not so much from the holiday season but from living with two teenagers! The crowning touch that put my mind at ease was calling my Brokie friend EDelMar and hearing his voice.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 27, 2006, 11:31:44 pm
 In honour of the New Year, here are the lyrics to the song "The New Year" by Death Cab for Cutie:

So this is the new year and I don't feel any different
The clanking of crystal and explosions off in the distance
So this is the new year and I have no resolutions
It's self-assigned penance for problems with easy solutions
So everybody put your best suit or dress on
Let's make believe that we are wealthy for just this once
Lighting firecrackers off on the front lawn
As thirty dialogues bleed into one
I wish the world was flat like the old days
So I could travel just by folding the map
No more airplanes or speed trains or freeways
There'd be no distance that could hold us back
There'd be no distance that could hold us back...
There'd be no distance that could hold us back...
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 28, 2006, 10:51:05 pm
Tonight I am enjoying watching the DVD, Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man, with performances by U2, Rufus Wainwright, Nich Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Antony, Martha Wainwright, and Teddy Thompson of Leonard Cohen songs. I remember when I was young that, the more far out I used to get, the more I liked listening to his songs.
Title: Re: Music News: possible Police reunion??
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 17, 2007, 03:55:10 pm
This just in!!

http://hotair.com/archives/2007/01/15/report-the-police-set-to-reunite/ (http://hotair.com/archives/2007/01/15/report-the-police-set-to-reunite/)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 10, 2007, 02:39:22 pm
A recommendation for some romantic Valentine music:

Yo-Yo Ma plays Ennio Morricone, a collection of film scores from Cinema Paradiso, The Mission, Once Upon a Time in America, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, The Untouchables and more.

I've been listening to it for several days and am all mellowed out and ready for Valentine's Day!

February is also Morricone month in New York with showings of these films, and (the only thing I'll miss seeing on Feb 25) he'll receive an honorary Oscar.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 18, 2007, 07:33:47 pm
In the old news department:

I've enjoyed listening to Traffic's The Low Spark of High Heeled Boys today while exercising. Hidden Treasure is a great song for exercising to and reminds me of BBM. This album is from 1971, but I swear I saw Traffic in the late '60s playing these songs. What is the title song all about? Well, I thought it referred to the band itself since Steve Winwood is definitely vertically challenged.  ::)

The album cover is quite a trip. You see, my FRiends, there used to be these things called ALBUMS, they were made out of vinyl, and they were as big as dinner plates! And the covers were so big, you could frame them and put them on your wall! Anyway, this one had one of the band members in pink tight jeans, with Steve Winwood behind him, his fingers showing in the gap between the guy's pants, and a black guy in the middle, dressed in camoflage, LOL!!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 21, 2007, 05:13:07 pm
Here is my favorite song from Il Divo's Siempre CD. It is in Spanish, and means "A Life Without Love." I will also give you the translation into Spanish, but it may not be very good, and I could use some help!!

"La Vida Sin Amor"

Cuando el sol cae un dia mas
se que no quieres dormir
La pasión nos vuelve a desnudar
Porque sin ti yo no se vivir

Y en la oscuridad enloquecer
A un hombre y una mujer

LA VIDA SIN AMOR
ES UN FUEGO SIN PASIÓN
LA VIDA SIN AMOR
NO SIRVE YA A MI CORAZÓN
PUES OLVIDE AMAR

Lagrimas que nunca lloré
Suplicas que no te di
un mundo .igual que solo sabe huir
dejando atrás todo mi sufrir

Y en la oscuridad piel sobre piel
El alma calma su sed

LA VIDA SIN AMOR
ES UN FUEGO SIN PASIÓN
LA VIDA SIN AMOR
NO SIRVE YA A MI CORAZÓN
PUES OLVIDE AMAR

Y en la oscuridad piel sobre piel
El alma calma su sed

LA VIDA SIN AMOR
ES UN FUEGO SIN PASIÓN
LA VIDA SIN AMOR
NO SIRVE YA A MI CORAZÓN
PUES OLVIDE AMAR
Title: Re: Music News--Warning, Steamy Hot Lyrics
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 21, 2007, 05:15:43 pm
Here is the translation. Warning: steamy hot lyrics!!

LIfe without Love, Il Divo - CD Siempre 2006

When the sun sets one more day

I know you don´t want to sleep

Passion makes us nude again

Because without you I don´t know how to live

And darkness sees a man and a woman go mad

(Chorus)

Life without love

is a fire without passion

life without love

my heart doesn´t work anymore

You see, it forgot how to love.

Tears I never cried

Pleas I never gave you

And a similar world that only knows how to run

Leaving all the pain behind

And in the darkness, skin over skin, the soul calms its thirst

Title: Re: Music News: Sting's Songs from the Labyrinth
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 05, 2007, 04:40:47 pm
For Scott and whomever else is interested. A discussion of Sting's Songs From the Labyrith with the music of John Dowland is up one page, or click this link:

http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1157.msg100775.html#msg100775 (http://bettermost.net/forum/index.php/topic,1157.msg100775.html#msg100775)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Ellemeno on April 07, 2007, 06:03:08 pm
Okay, I know the suspense has been killing you, so I will come out with it now. The song "Spiritual" by Pat Metheny which AP cites as her inspiration for the "dozy embrace" flashback reminds me very strongly of another song. And that song is...Let it Be, by John Lennon/Paul McCartney. Anybody else feel the same way??


I love "Spiritual."  I guess the very deliberate playing at the beginning of "Let it Be" might be evocative of it.  The song that I somehow associate with it, though, is "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Lynne on April 07, 2007, 06:08:43 pm
I love "Spiritual."  I guess the very deliberate playing at the beginning of "Let it Be" might be evocative of it.  The song that I somehow associate with it, though, is "Hallelujah" by Jeff Buckley.

I'm not familiar with Jeff Buckley...hmm...this would be the second independent Beatles/BBM correlation that I am aware of.  Gustavo said in NYC that the simple chord progression at the beginning of Wings is similar to that in Blackbird, but something like 'then it goes in one way and Blackbird another.'

Interesting, anyhow...
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Ellemeno on April 09, 2007, 04:42:59 am
Lynne, I'm guessing you would really like the Jeff Buckley song.  You can listen to 30 seconds of it on iTunes.  (I prefer the 6:53 version of it, not the longer live version.)
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on April 29, 2007, 10:54:52 am
Everyone in Denver is buzzing about the concert Friday by organist Paul Jacobs, chair of the organ dept. at the Julliard Schoo at age 30! I'm so sorry I missed it!!

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 08, 2007, 05:41:12 pm
I had a very enjoyable evening watching and listending to Harry Connick Jr at Red Rocks Amphitheater with his band. He had a trombonist named Lucien Barbor who was just incredible! The sounds he created with his trombone were fantastical and only matched by his singing, dancing, facial expressions, and general clowning around and flirting with Harry! And Harry sounded to me much like Bonnie Raitt with a slightly deeper voice, which is a compliment to him. I had the greatest vantage point thanks to my friend EDelMar who obtained the tickets. For a day or so, I'm going to change my name from Front-Ranger to Front-Row-Center!!

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 09, 2007, 11:06:18 am
Great news about Steve Earle and all he is doing lately in the latest New Yorker. I didn't know that his earliest inspiration when growing up in San Antonio, Texas, was Bob Dylan, who had just released his Freewheelin Bob Dylan album. It says Earle took off for NYC but detoured to Nashville for a few decades. He's now settled in the Village, loving it, and working on a walking tour of the Village, among many other things. There is a slight chance that after 15 years of reading the New Yorker I may actually go to New York, so I'm excited to hear this! Also, I'm gonna check out the TV show The Wire because apparently he plays a character and sings the theme song.

Here is Steve Earle's song from Brokeback Mountain:

Devil's Right Hand
(Steve Earle)
About the time that Daddy left to fight the big war
I saw my first pistol in the general store
In the general store, when I was thirteen
I thought it was the finest thing I ever had seen

So l asked if I could have one someday when I grew up
Mama dropped a dozen eggs, she really blew up
She really blew up, and she didn't understand
Mama said the pistol is the devil's right hand

 The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand

Me very first pistol was a cap and ball Colt
Shoots as fast as lightnin' but it loads a mite slow
It loads a mite slow, and soon I found out
It'll get you into trouble but it can't get you out

So about a year later I bought a Colt 45
Called a peacemaker but I never knew why
I never knew why, I didn't understand
Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand

 The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand

Got into a card game in a company town
I caught a miner cheating, I shot the dog down
I shot the dog down, I watched the man fall
He never touched his holster, never had a chance to draw

The trial was in the morning and they drug me out of bed
Asked me how I pleaded, not guilty I said
Not guilty I said, you've got the wrong man
Nothing touched the trigger but the devil's right hand

 The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand

The devil's right hand, the devil's right hand
Mama says the pistol is the devil's right hand


Title: Re: Music News
Post by: ifyoucantfixit on June 09, 2007, 11:09:55 am

          I just bought my first ever concert tickets day before yesterday...cant wait to go...
          Rufus Wainwright at a local smallish intimate venue...Its normally a club.  dont know
          for sure how the seating will be.......but ive heard that is the way to see him best.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 09, 2007, 04:09:09 pm
Great, Janice!! When will you see him? I've heard his new album is his best yet!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 12, 2007, 01:29:35 pm
I think I found the perfect Father's Day present. The Traveling Wilburys 2-CD set with an included DVD and never before heard bonus tracks.

Quick, who can name the members of the band The Travelling Wilburys???

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 12, 2007, 02:30:04 pm

Quick, who can name the members of the band The Travelling Wilburys???


Okay, let's see, maybe a hint will help. Um, how about, the Heartbreaking Pretty Woman at the Concert for Bangladesh Offered Shelter from the Storm to the Electric Light Orchestra. There, that should do it!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 12, 2007, 03:32:28 pm
There are, like, over 40 people on the board right now! Danged if I know what-all they are doing! Can only get Jeff Wrangler to wrangle with me, 'cause he's easy (must have a boring job).

Since you all have been dying to know WHO were in the Travelling Wilburys, I won't keep you hanging any longer. The personnel in the band were George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Roy Orbison, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan.

Title: Re: Music News: The Travelling Wilburys
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 12, 2007, 03:55:07 pm
Everything you ever wanted to know about them:

There never was a supergroup more super than the Traveling Wilburys. They had Jeff Lynne, the leader of ELO; they had Roy Orbison, the best pop singer of the '60s; they had Tom Petty, the best roots rocker this side of Bruce Springsteen; they had a Beatle and Bob Dylan, for crying out loud! It's impossible to picture a supergroup with a stronger pedigree than that (all that's missing is a Rolling Stone), but in another sense it's hard to call the Wilburys a true supergroup, since they arrived nearly two decades after the all-star craze of the '70s peaked, and they never had the self-important air of nearly all the other supergroups. That, of course, was the key to their charm: they were a group of friends that fell together easily, almost effortlessly, to record a B-side for a single for George Harrison, then had such a good time they stuck around to record a full album, which became a hit upon its 1988 release. The Traveling Wilburys was big enough to convince the group to record a second album, cheerfully and incongruously titled Vol. 3, two years later despite the death of Orbison. Like most sequels, the second didn't live up to expectations, and by the time it and its predecessor drifted out of print in the mid-'90s, with the rights reverting to Harrison, nobody much noticed. A few years later, though, it soon became apparent that the Wilburys records -- mainly, the debut, widely beloved thanks to its two hits, "Handle With Care" and "End of the Line" -- were out of print, and they soon became valuable items as the Harrison estate dragged its heels on a reissue. Finally, the two albums were bundled up as a two-CD set simply called The Traveling Wilburys and reissued with a DVD containing a documentary and all the videos in the summer of 2007 (there is also a deluxe edition containing a longer, lavish booklet).

Looking back via The Traveling Wilburys, the group's success seems all the more remarkable because the first album is surely, even proudly, not a major statement. Even under the direction of Lynne, who seems incapable of not polishing a record till it gleams, it's loose and funny, even goofy. It's clearly a lark, which makes the offhanded, casual virtuosity of some of the songs all the more affecting, particularly the two big hits, which are sunny and warm, partially because they wryly acknowledge the mileage on these rock & roll veterans. "Handle With Care" and "End of the Line" are the two masterworks here, although Roy's showcase, "Not Alone Anymore" -- more grand and moving than anything on the Lynne-produced Mystery Girl -- comes close in the stature, but its stylized melodrama is a ringer here: it, along with Dylan's offhand heartbreak tune "Congratulations," is the only slow thing here, and the rest of the album just overspills with good vibes, whether it's Tom Petty's lite reggae of "Last Night," Jeff Lynne's excellent Jerry Lee Lewis update "Rattled," or Dylan's very funny "Dirty World," which is only slightly overshadowed by his very, very funny Springsteen swipe "Tweeter and the Monkey Man." These high times keep The Traveling Wilburys fresh and fun years later, after Lynne's production becomes an emblem of the time instead of transcending it. (The album contains two bonus tracks in this reissue, the excellent Harrison song "Maxine" -- a low-key waltz that should have made the cut -- and "Like a Ship," a folky dirge that builds into ELO-esque pop which is pretty good but doesn't have the effervescence of the rest.)

The Traveling Wilburys built upon Harrison's comeback with Cloud Nine and helped revitalize everybody else's career, setting the stage for Dylan's 1989 comeback with Oh Mercy, Petty's first solo album, Full Moon Fever, produced by Lynne (sounding and feeling strikingly similar to this lark), and Orbison's Mystery Girl, which was released posthumously. Given the success of this record and how it boosted the creativity of the rest of the five, it's somewhat a shock that the second effort falls a little flat. In retrospect, Vol. 3 plays a little bit better than it did at the time -- it's the kind of thing to appreciate more in retrospect, since you'll never get another album like it -- but it still labors mightily to recapture what came so effortlessly the first time around, a problem that can't merely be chalked up to the absence of Orbison (who after all, didn't write much on the first and only took lead on one song). Where the humor flowed naturally and absurdly throughout the debut, it feels strained on Vol. 3 -- nowhere more so than on "Wilbury Twist," where Petty implores you to put your underwear on your head and get up and dance, the epitome of forced hilarity -- and the production is too polished and punchy to give it a joie de vivre similar to the debut. That polish is an indication that Lynne and Petty dominate this record, which only makes sense because they made it between Full Moon Fever and Into the Great Wide Open, but it's striking that this sounds like more like their work, even when Dylan takes the lead on "Inside Out" or the doo wop-styled "7 Deadly Sins." Both of these are quite good songs and they have a few other companions here, like the quite wonderful country stomp "Poor House," but they're songs more notable for their craft than their impact -- nothing is as memorable as the throwaways on the debut -- and when combined with the precise production, it takes a bit for them to sink in. But give the record some time, and these subtle pleasures are discernible, even if they surely pale compared to the open-hearted fun of the debut. But when paired with the debut on this set, it's a worthy companion and helps support the notion that the Traveling Wilburys were a band that possesses a unique, almost innocent, charm that isn't diminished after all this time. Stephen Thomas Erlewine
 
 
Title: Re: Music News: The Travelling Wilburies
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 12, 2007, 04:06:26 pm
Lyrics from Dirty World by The Travelling Wilburies. And, yes, it reminds me of Brokeback Mountain!

He love your sexy body, he loves your dirty mind
He loves when you hold him when you grab him from behind
Oh baby, you're such a pretty thing
I can't wait to introduce you to the other members of my gang

You don't need no wax job, you're smooth enough for me
If you need you oil changed I'll do it for you free
Oh baby, the pleasure would be all mine
If you let me drive your pickup truck and park it where the sun don't shine

Every time he touches you his hair stands up on end
His legs begin to quiver and his mind begins to bend
Oh baby, you're such a tasty treat
But I'm under doctor's orders, I'm afraid to overeat

He love your sense of humor, your disposition too
There's absolutely nothing that he don't love about you
Oh baby, I'm on my hands and knees
Life would be so simple if I only had you to please

Oh baby, turn around and say goodbye
You go to the airport now and I'm going home to cry

(Chorus)
He loves your...
Electric dumplings
Red bell peppers
Fuel injection
Service charge
Five-speed gearbox
Long indurance
Quest for junk food
Big refrigerator
Trembling wilbury
Marble earrings
Porky curtains
Power steering
Bottled water
Parts and services

(Bridge)
Dirty world, a dirty world, it's a ...ing dirty world
Title: Re: Music News: Memory Almost Full
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 16, 2007, 10:57:01 am
I picked up Paul McCartney's latest yesterday and I like it very much, especially the songs "That Was Me," "House of Wax," and "The End of the End." I would like to hear your reactions too. Watch here for some lyrics!

My 19-yr-old daughter was listening to the CD and I asked her if she knew who was playing. She didn't have a clue. When I told her it was the 60-yr-old McCartney, she said she wouldve never guessed him in a million years!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 20, 2007, 11:54:52 pm
A new CD I'm enjoying very much is the soundtrack to "The Motorcycle Diaries." Guess who authored it? Yes, you're right! It's Gustavo.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on January 01, 2008, 08:19:43 pm
Hi FRiend,  wanted to comment more on CSN&Y.   Woodstock side one last song on vinyl.  And I think Dejavu' was definitely my most worn out of all my albums. As a matter a fact I still have it somewhere around here.  One of the only vinyl left behind since discs.  The cover opens up and inside is a collage of pics of all the band members.  My name and the year 1973 written inside.   

I loved your pics of the concert.  Kinda brought me back to that night I saw all four of them.  I was so upset, hell I was only thirteen,  but the folks in the audience would not calm down, so they played very little acoustic.  I loved Neil Young's acoustical music and singing. Hell I loved all their acoustic music.  As a result of the loudness of the crowd, they did almost the whole set in electric.. I was a little let down.  But hell, I can say i was there!
 
Remember 4-way Street, a LIVE CSN&Y album?..  I think I need that disc.   

I love Neil Young especially too.  Almost cut my hair,  Till the Morning Comes from
After the Goldrush; the song as well as the whole album.  Harvest oh the list goes on....

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Brokeback_Dev on January 01, 2008, 08:21:59 pm
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2008
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on January 10, 2008, 11:39:13 pm
Hi FRiend,  wanted to comment more on CSN&Y.   Woodstock side one last song on vinyl.  And I think Dejavu' was definitely my most worn out of all my albums. Remember 4-way Street, a LIVE CSN&Y album?..  I think I need that disc.   

I love Neil Young especially too.  Almost cut my hair,  Till the Morning Comes from
After the Goldrush; the song as well as the whole album.  Harvest oh the list goes on....
Comment all you want, let's reminesce together!! Went through my albums the other day, and I have 17 albums of CSN&Y, Y, CS, CSN, CN, S, and I think I even have one of S&Y believe it or not!! But I have more Neil Young than any other. Do you have his latest? I have Living With War but not the latest.

Addendum: My 16-year-old son just waltzed past me singing Neil Young's "Old Man"!!

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: oilgun on July 22, 2008, 09:42:21 am
Singer/songwriter Jay Brannan, who was featured in SHORTBUS, has a new album out called GODDAMNED.   If the single I WANT TO BE A HOUSEWIFE is any indication it's certainly worth a purchase!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAmtCunl8eQ[/youtube]

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/ABC%20Movies/Goddamned.jpg)

http://www.jaybrannan.com/index2.html (http://www.jaybrannan.com/index2.html)

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 04, 2008, 10:43:58 pm
I just received the new CD by Death Cab for Cutie. I've only listened to a few of the songs so far but I like it very much! Stay tuned for more!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 05, 2008, 12:13:37 am
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_%28The_Verve_album%29 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_%28The_Verve_album%29)

Forth (The Verve album)
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Forth is the upcoming fourth album by English alternative rock band The Verve and will be released internationally on August 25, 2008, and a day later in North America. The album is the band's first release since reforming in 2007 and touring at various festivals in 2008. It is also the band's first album of new material since Urban Hymns was released in 1997, excluding two unreleased tracks on the singles compilation album This Is Music: The Singles 92-98.

The album's first single, Love Is Noise, received its first airplay by Zane Lowe on BBC Radio 1 on June 23, 2008. The band also released a non-album track, Mover, as a free digital download a week later.



 The Verve - Love Is Noise (4:02)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmRJo8RQ5sA&feature=related[/youtube]


And from Urban Hymns released on September 29, 1997):

 The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (4:38)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu24P4kRXsc[/youtube]


 The Verve - Lucky Man (5:08)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyTO0jW8T2o&NR=1[/youtube]

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 05, 2008, 12:54:45 am
Singer/songwriter Jay Brannan, who was featured in SHORTBUS, has a new album out called GODDAMNED.   If the single I WANT TO BE A HOUSEWIFE is any indication it's certainly worth a purchase!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAmtCunl8eQ[/youtube]

(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w197/oilgun/ABC%20Movies/Goddamned.jpg)

http://www.jaybrannan.com/index2.html (http://www.jaybrannan.com/index2.html)



Love this. LOVE it!

Thanks!

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: milomorris on August 12, 2008, 12:46:10 pm
I don't know if the artist Shawn Kirchner has been discussed here before. He has some real gems on his BBM-inspired album:

http://shawnkirchner.com/music/meet_me_on_the_mountain/mountain.html

Milo
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 12, 2008, 02:52:14 pm



 Shawn Kirchner - Meet Me On The Mountain  (5:00)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5xS0jWaLl8[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: milomorris on August 12, 2008, 08:39:43 pm
Thanks for the video.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on August 12, 2008, 09:01:04 pm
The Verve - Lucky Man (5:08)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyTO0jW8T2o&NR=1[/youtube]



Really enjoyed this cut...I thought at first it might be a cover from the movie of the same name starring Malcolm McDowelll which I really loved. It's not, but an excellent song! I want their CD!!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 13, 2008, 01:36:03 pm
Really enjoyed this cut (Lucky Man)...I thought at first it might be a cover from the movie of the same name starring Malcolm McDowelll which I really loved. It's not, but an excellent song! I want their CD!!


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Hymns (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_Hymns)

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/03/The_Verve_-_Urban_Hymns.jpg)

You're welcome, Lee--I really liked The Verve (and Richard Ashcroft), and I especially liked their 1997 album Urban Hymns, which included Lucky Man. I also tried to post the excellent (and wildly popular) song, Bitter Sweet Symphony from the same album, but Youtube has killed my post twice due to problems with the rights. Too bad.

Here is another song from Urban Hymns:

 The Verve - Sonnet  (4:26)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiQgEn5ibYg&feature=related[/youtube]



Lastly, here is the latest in re: The Verve, right off the presses:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/08/leaked_the_verve_record_worlds.html (http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2008/08/leaked_the_verve_record_worlds.html)

From New York Magazine:

Leak of the Week

8/13/08 11:00 AM

Leaked:
The Verve Record
World’s First Decent Reunion Album


(http://images.nymag.com/daily/entertainment/13_verve_lgl.jpg)
Courtesy of EMI

 
The Verve, Forth 
Official Release Date:
August 26 2008

The Verdict: Last year, following a decade of increasingly cheesy solo output, Richard Ashcroft finally broke down and put his band back together. The resultant Forth sounds (mercifully) nothing like his albums and not much like the Verve's 1997 breakthrough Urban Hymns either, but instead more like the band's noodle-y, reverb-soaked mid-nineties material. This is a good thing. Nick McCabe's awesome guitar playing could probably cover a multitude of sins, but there aren't really any here (even not-great single "Love Is Noise" sounds pretty good in context). Highlights include "Judas," "Numbness," and "I See Houses," but whenever these guys get together and play one chord for six minutes (as they do on pretty much all tracks), it's hard to complain.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: optom3 on August 13, 2008, 06:46:33 pm
The Verve, Bittersweet symphony is up there in my top 10. !!!! Was reasonably entertained by Cruel Intentions.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 13, 2008, 09:22:53 pm

The Verve, Bittersweet symphony is up there in my top 10. !!!!


Me too.

Ten years ago (!!) I was working on a very hard project--and for whatever reason, I became obsessed with Bitter Sweet Symphony.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Sweet_Symphony (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Sweet_Symphony)

"Rolling Stone ranked "Bitter Sweet Symphony" as the 382nd best song of all time. In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Bitter Sweet Symphony" at number 18 in its list of the "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever". In September 2007, Q published a list of "Top 10 Tracks" as selected via a poll of 50 songwriters; "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is included.

"Although the song's lyrics were written by Verve vocalist Richard Ashcroft, it has been credited to Keith Richards and Mick Jagger because the song uses the Andrew Oldham Orchestra recording of The Rolling Stones' 1965 song "The Last Time" as its foundation.

"Originally, The Verve had negotiated a license to use a sample from the Oldham recording, but it was successfully argued that the Verve had used 'too much' of the sample. Despite having original lyrics, the music of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is largely based on the Oldham track (the song uses the sample as its foundation and then builds upon, though the continuous riff is Ashcroft's creation), which led to a lawsuit with ABKCO Records, Allen Klein's company that owns the rights to the Rolling Stones material of the 1960s. The matter was eventually settled, with copyright of the song reverting to ABKCO and songwriting credits to Jagger and Richards."


So the Rolling Stones (or their lawyers, which means the same thing, grrr!) took all the money, even the lyrics (and till this day!) because arbitration decided that the song took too much of the 'sample' then allowed. Richard Ashcroft went into major depression, and the band folded.  Anyway, the band reformed last year, and they are releasing a new album 11 years later, this month.

But it is why the song is frequently taken down on Youtube.

Well, I'll try again--in July, 2008, at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London, Chris Martin of Coldplay asked Richard Ashcroft to join in with a rendition of Bitter Sweet Symphony. It was for a good cause--I hope Youtube will leave this version of the song up so I can post it here--if not, well, I tried!

(By the way--the crowd looked very happy!)



Coldplay & The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Chris Martin and Richard Ashcroft at Live 8
Hyde Park, London, 2 July 2005
(6:14)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBKuFGUA0_U[/youtube]

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: seadragon16 on August 14, 2008, 04:16:09 pm
This thread made me dig out the 'Urban Hymns' album as it made me realise how long it was since I last heard it. It was one of those albums that didn't leave my CD player for weeks on end and eventually I got a bit tired of it.

I saw The Verve live many years ago at the V Festival in Chelmsford in England. It was the last set they played before they spilt up (late 90's I think?) and it was amazing. I'm pleased they've decided to get back together and I'll be interested to hear their new stuff. 

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: optom3 on August 14, 2008, 06:58:29 pm
Me too.

Ten years ago (!!) I was working on a very hard project--and for whatever reason, I became obsessed with Bitter Sweet Symphony.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Sweet_Symphony (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitter_Sweet_Symphony)

"Rolling Stone ranked "Bitter Sweet Symphony" as the 382nd best song of all time. In May 2007, NME magazine placed "Bitter Sweet Symphony" at number 18 in its list of the "50 Greatest Indie Anthems Ever". In September 2007, Q published a list of "Top 10 Tracks" as selected via a poll of 50 songwriters; "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is included.

"Although the song's lyrics were written by Verve vocalist Richard Ashcroft, it has been credited to Keith Richards and Mick Jagger because the song uses the Andrew Oldham Orchestra recording of The Rolling Stones' 1965 song "The Last Time" as its foundation.

"Originally, The Verve had negotiated a license to use a sample from the Oldham recording, but it was successfully argued that the Verve had used 'too much' of the sample. Despite having original lyrics, the music of "Bitter Sweet Symphony" is largely based on the Oldham track (the song uses the sample as its foundation and then builds upon, though the continuous riff is Ashcroft's creation), which led to a lawsuit with ABKCO Records, Allen Klein's company that owns the rights to the Rolling Stones material of the 1960s. The matter was eventually settled, with copyright of the song reverting to ABKCO and songwriting credits to Jagger and Richards."


So the Rolling Stones (or their lawyers, which means the same thing, grrr!) took all the money, even the lyrics (and till this day!) because arbitration decided that the song took too much of the 'sample' then allowed. Richard Ashcroft went into major depression, and the band folded.  Anyway, the band reformed last year, and they are releasing a new album 11 years later, this month.

But it is why the song is frequently taken down on Youtube.

Well, I'll try again--in July, 2008, at the Live 8 concert in Hyde Park, London, Chris Martin of Coldplay asked Richard Ashcroft to join in with a rendition of Bitter Sweet Symphony. It was for a good cause--I hope Youtube will leave this version of the song up so I can post it here--if not, well, I tried!

(By the way--the crowd looked very happy!)



Coldplay & The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Chris Martin and Richard Ashcroft at Live 8
Hyde Park, London, 2 July 2005
(6:14)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBKuFGUA0_U[/youtube]



Jumps up and down shouting and waving arms around, much to kids amusement.
I was there, it was AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT!!!!!!  We were in London to see my husbands parents, so they had the kids and we went.Best concert I have ever been to.I was on such a high, it took me for ever to come down.
Like you I became obsessed with the Bittersweet symphony,but as a result of Cruel Intentions, which somehow got under my skin. I am still mad about it now and have it on my Mp3 player 5 times in succession !!!!!
Not that I have OCD or anything. I also adore Coldplay, particularly, clocks and fix you. Both odd choices for someone whose all time favourite band is led zeppelin, no contest.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 15, 2008, 07:23:12 pm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_8 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_8)

Live 8
2 July 2005


Memorable moments from the concerts
Hyde Park, London


"Chris Martin included a verse of "Rockin' All Over the World" from Status Quo (originally written and recorded by John Fogerty) in the bridge of Coldplay's song "In My Place". Status Quo had famously opened the 1985 Wembley Live Aid concert with this song.

"In addition, Coldplay were joined unexpectedly by Richard Ashcroft (declared by Martin to be 'the best singer in the world') to perform Bitter Sweet Symphony. Early on Ashcroft came in four bars early, resulting in the violin loop being 4 bars behind throughout the entire song."
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on August 15, 2008, 08:01:02 pm
I missed Live 8 in London (2 July 2005). Work. But what a strange, sad July that year in London. Two friends arrived in Heathrow on 7 July--The bombings in the Underground and on buses. What a nightmare. Two weeks later, 21 July, I was staying in Oxford, and--bombing again. My (same) two friends and I, all New Yorkers, were sitting on the banks of the Cherwell, and wondered--what is happening? I'll never forget that month--

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Aloysius J. Gleek on September 07, 2008, 03:55:55 pm
So. It's here. Some of it, anyway, in no particular order (and if Youtube coöperates).

The Verve
Forth (2008)




 The Verve - Valium skies (4:35)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR67PcuiTV8&feature=related[/youtube]



 The Verve - Rather Be (5:25)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C2zkDpdixk&feature=related[/youtube]



 The Verve - I See Houses (5:12)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HObwjBbpABI&feature=related[/youtube]



 The Verve - Appalachian Springs (7:30)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRMozASUxtQ&feature=related[/youtube]



 The Verve - Sit And Wonder (6:51)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JywEmkEHTjw&feature=related[/youtube]



 The Verve - Numbness (6:33)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa5FBK4bEVM&feature=related[/youtube]



 The Verve - Mover [bonus track] (3:54)
[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDl4UVR-q4M&feature=related[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Kelda on September 07, 2008, 05:27:27 pm
Have you heard there new on John and Fiona?

I saw them at t in the park bacjk in July - they headlined the main stage on the Friday night.

I like their music - but I wasn't totally impressed by the set - maybe an off day for them. They played this at the time and I thought it was all right but once you here it a few times you get hooked.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmRJo8RQ5sA[/youtube]



Title: Re: Music News
Post by: michaelflanagansf on October 03, 2008, 04:55:40 pm
Hi there everybody!

I just wanted to remind all SF Bay area Brokies that Hardly/Strictly Bluegrass festival is this weekend.  Here's the lineup:

http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/

I'm headed out to see Robert Plant this afternoon and I'll be there on Sunday too.  Hope you all get to catch some of it - it's a great show (and free - how cool is that?).

I've been there in the past and have seen people from Richard & Teddy Thompson to Elvis Costello, T Bone Burnett, Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris.

ETA: if there is somewhere else that this should be posted here please feel free to do that!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 13, 2008, 10:45:04 pm
We would love to have a report of the Hardly/Strictly Bluegrass Festival, friend Michael!!


And now, a trivia question: What album was the first to include written lyrics??

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: jstephens9 on November 23, 2008, 01:06:15 pm
We would love to have a report of the Hardly/Strictly Bluegrass Festival, friend Michael!!


And now, a trivia question: What album was the first to include written lyrics??



The White Album by The Beatles
Title: Re: CSN&Y
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 04, 2010, 07:17:22 pm
That's great Katie, thanx for posting. One of the last songs that the band played Thursday nite was "Ohio" and I found that my children didn't know anything about what the song referred to. For those of you who are interested, there is a great site that tells all about it, and here it is:

http://www.thrasherswheat.org/fot/ohio.htm (http://www.thrasherswheat.org/fot/ohio.htm)

Briefly, on May 4, 1970, soldiers came to the campus of Kent State University in Ohio and shot dead four students who were protesting the War in Vietnam. This was during my first year of college.
I was listening to a program about the 40th anniversary of this, and can you believe that most history text books leave this out completely? Shocking!!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Meryl on July 04, 2010, 12:28:55 pm
 8)  8)  8)

On Saturday, April 24th, 2010, over thirty members of the Opera Company of Philadelphia Chorus and principal cast members from the upcoming production of LaTraviata converged on the Reading Terminal Market Italian Festival.  Wearing street clothes and blending in with the crowd, the artists swung into action as the first orchestral strains of the famed "Brindisi" were piped through the market, giving a rousing, surprise performance for hundreds of delighted onlookers who were there to enjoy the Italian delicacies and the everyday treats that the Reading Terminal Market has to offer.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zmwRitYO3w[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Sason on July 04, 2010, 04:47:36 pm
That's way cool, Meryl!!   8) ;D


I love flash mobs.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on July 04, 2010, 05:08:06 pm
How interesting! I hope there's a You Tube video of it! I heard something else about Reading, PA yesterday. Garrision Keillor was talking about the Reading Convention in Reading that a reference librarian was going to.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on October 12, 2013, 12:03:24 am
Jan Kuehnemund, Guitarist for All-Girl Metal Band Vixen, Dies at 51

10/11/2013 by Mick Stingley





Jan Kuehnemund, the founding member and lead guitarist for the all-female glam metal band Vixen, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 10, after a long battle with cancer. She was 51. An official statement has not been released.

Kuehnemund was born on Nov. 18, 1961, in St. Paul, Minn., and formed Vixen in high school. She and singer Janet Gardner moved the band to Los Angeles in 1985 and, within two years, the classic lineup was formed with Roxy Petrucci on drums and Share Pedersen on bass. The band was later signed to EMI.

Vixen's self-titled debut was released in 1988 and spawned two hit singles, "Cryin' " and "Edge of a Broken Heart." The group appeared in the Penelope Spheeris film, The Decline of Western Civilization II: The Metal Years, and its videos were featured heavily on MTV.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/jan-kuehnemund-guitarist-all-girl-647830

(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/73781260/Vixen++Band.jpg)


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxGYHnTRMAw[/youtube]


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQOmDUnt8Hs[/youtube]

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on February 07, 2015, 01:48:36 am
Drama for Madonna and her Rebel Heart.

(http://drownedmadonna.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/10494868_10152943315014402_6484990380920638703_n.jpg)


Madonna has been working hard on her latest CD, Rebel Heart and working with a number of people in the music business.  Though the final details aren't released yet, a list of 22 possible collaborators has been compiled, and that list includes Avicii, Diplo, Nikki Minaj, Chance the Rapper, Mozella, Toby Gad, S1, Natalia Kills, Alicia Keyes, Miley Cyrus, and others.  Everything was carefully being kept under wraps, until a sneak attack happened.

A musical hack occurred, and 6 unfinished Madonna demos were released for the world to hear.  Madonna's record company moved as quickly as they could to get everything removed from the internet.  This prompted Madonna to release 6 songs to I-Tunes early, in an effort to stop further leaks, but another 6 songs were leaked at a later date.

Near the end of January, Israeli police and Cyber Crime unit arrested the man who hacked the computer that contained Madonna's music, and went further to say he had other artists' unreleased material on his computer as well.

How the leaks will affect Madonna's sales is unknown.  

Rebel Heart's first single is "Living For Love".  The video was released this week, and the song climbs to #6 on the dance sales chart, becoming her 58th Top 10 dance track.



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u9h7Teiyvc8[/youtube]

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on December 05, 2015, 10:51:04 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d2/Exposure_cover.jpg)

Exposure by Exposé was released 28 years ago on Arista Records, and it was the first debut album by a group to put 4 singles into the Billboard Top 10.

It's now re-released on Cherry Pop Records, as a "Deluxe" 2 CD set.  Disc 1 of the re-release features the original 10 songs on the CD, plus 8 "single mix" versions of the songs, including the original 1984 single "Point Of No Return", which features three other singers on it.  (Alé, Sandée, and Lori)

Disc 2 features 11 remix versions of singles.



[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGi3AvfFfuA[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2v8YragSIuI[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR4cR9CeLi0[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yqk6y5Hmy9s[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 16, 2016, 04:07:47 pm
Thoughts and prayers going out to Canadian superstar Celine Dion.


On January 14, 2016 Celine's husband, Rene Angelil passed away after a long battle with throat cancer.  He and Celine were married for 22 years.  Two days later, January 16th, the news is that Celine's older brother (47) died today, also after a battle with cancer.
Title: Glenn Frey, Eagles Founder, Dies
Post by: CellarDweller on January 18, 2016, 08:21:31 pm
2016 is starting out a deadly year for celebrities.


The Eagles' Glenn Frey dead at 67

By Melonyce McAfee, CNN



Glenn Frey, a founding member of the rock band the Eagles, has died at 67, a publicist for the band has confirmed.

"Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly, succumbed to complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia," reads a post on the band's official website.

Frey had been suffering from intestinal issues, which caused the postponement of the band's inclusion in the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.

Frey and the other original members of the Eagles — Don Henley, Randy Meisner and Bernie Leadon -- came together to form singer Linda Ronstadt's backup band in the early 1970s.

They were all experienced musicians who forged a laid-back, country-tinged sound that the Eagles would eventually make famous.

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/18/entertainment/glenn-frey-obit-feat/





The Eagles scored a number of Billboard Top 40 hits, and Glenn Frey got a few  solo hits on the chart as  well.

"Take It Easy" - #12
"Witchy Woman" - #9
"Peaceful Easy Feeling" - #22
"Already Gone" - #32
"Best of My Love" - #1
"One Of These Nights" - #1
"Lyin' Eyes" - #2
"Take It To The Limit" - #4
"New Kid In Town" - #1
"Hotel California" -#1
"Life In The Fast Lane" - #11
"Please Be Home For Christmas" - #18
"Heartache Tonight" - #1
"The Long Run" - #8
"I Can't Tell You Why" - #8
"Seven Bridges Road" - #21
"Get Over It" - #31

Glenn Frey solo songs

"I Found Somebody" - #31
"The One You Love" - #15
"All Those Lies" - #40
"Sexy Girl" - #20
"The Heat Is On" - #2
"Smuggler's Blues" - #12
"You Belong To The City" - #2
"True Love" - #13

Title: Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74
Post by: CellarDweller on February 05, 2016, 09:28:10 am
Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74

By Todd Leopold and Emanuella Grinberg


Maurice White, the Earth, Wind & Fire leader and singer who co-wrote such hits as "Shining Star," "Sing a Song" and "September," has died, according to his brother, EWF bassist Verdine White.

He was 74.

"My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed away peacefully last night in his sleep," Verdine White said in a Facebook post. "While the world has lost another great musician and legend, our family asks that our privacy is respected as we start what will be a very difficult and life changing transition in our lives. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes."

For several years in the 1970s and '80s, EWF was one of the leading acts in America, with horn-driven, vocally intricate and often uplifting songs that became the soundtrack of a generation.
Title: Re: Maurice White, leader and founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, dies at 74
Post by: CellarDweller on February 05, 2016, 09:37:21 am
Most of (if not all) of my friends have listened to EW&F, and loved their songs.

Here is a list of their Billboard Hot 100  Top 40 hits.

Mighty Mighty -  #29
Devotion - #33
Shining Star - #1
That's The Way Of the World - #12
Sing A Song - #5
Can't Hide Love #39
Getaway - #12
Saturday Night - #21
Serpentine Fire - #13
Fantasy - #32
Got To Get You Into My Life - #9
September - #8
After The Love Has Gone - #2
Let's Groove - #3
Fall In Love With  Me - #17
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on February 15, 2016, 09:50:48 pm
R & B/ Dance Star Vanity Dies at 57

(http://i1123.photobucket.com/albums/l543/jakeheathfan/0215-denise-matthews-vanity-getty-8.jpg)


Born Denise Matthews,  she rose to fame in the 80s when she was discovered by Prince, and he selected  her to lead the new "girl group" he founded,  Vanity 6.  While the group didn't cross over to the pop charts in a big way, they did place a few singles in the R&B and Dance Music charts.  Their most successful was their debut single, "Nasty Girl".

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQQdA2aat2k[/youtube]

Vanity then left Vanity 6, and recorded two solo CDs.  Each one managed to put hits onto the R&B and Dance charts, most notoriously "Pretty Mess", which was a song about her lover leaving a "pretty mess" on her dress.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME98PbYN62M[/youtube]

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn6hF_dCgGU[/youtube]

A few months ago she set up a GoFundMe page, and said she'd been diagnosed with sclerosing encapsulating peritonitis -- an inflammation of the small intestines. She also battled crack addiction in the '90s, and after a 1994 OD her kidneys were shot. She had to undergo nearly daily dialysis treatments.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on April 09, 2016, 07:15:17 pm
History is repeating itself, musically. LOL

A few years ago, Sia wrote the song "Chandelier" for Rihanna. When she gave it to her, Rihanna said "No, thank you!" and passed on it. Sia recorded it herself, and got a Top 10 hit out of it.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vjPBrBU-TM[/youtube]


Just recently, Sia wrote another song intended for Rihanna's current CD. Once again, Rihanna said "No, thank you!" and passed on it. So, once again, Sia decided to record it for herself, and it's on her latest CD.

The song ("Cheap Thrills") is now a single, and this week on the Billboard chart, climbs from #71 to #39 this week, so Sia has another Top 40 hit, thanks to songs Rihanna said 'no' to. LOL

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31crA53Dgu0[/youtube]
Title: RIP - Prince
Post by: CellarDweller on April 21, 2016, 01:48:03 pm

Prince has passed away at the age of 57


The artist known as Prince has died, according to TMZ. He was 57.

Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning, April 21st.

The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.

Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns.

Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999.”

He went on to churn out a ton of hits — racking up seven Grammys in the process. He also performed at the Super Bowl in 2007 in one of the greatest live performances of all time.


http://fox6now.com/2016/04/21/tmz-prince-has-passed-away-at-the-age-of-57/

Here's a list of Prince's Billboard Top 40 hits.


I Wanna Be Your Lover - #11
1999 - #12
Delirious - #8
Little Red Corvette - #6
When Doves Cry - #1
Let's Go Crazy - #1
I Would Die 4 U - #8
Take Me With You - #25
Purple Rain - #2
Raspberry Beret - #2
Pop Life - #7
Kiss - #1
U Got The Look (with Sheena Easton) #2
Sign O The Times - #3
7  - #7
Thieves In The Temple - #6
Batdance - #1
Most Beautiful Girl In The World - #3
Diamonds & Pearls - #3
I Could Never Take The Place of Your Man - #10
Alphabet Street - #8
Money Don't Matter Tonight - #23
Mountains - #23
Gett Off - #21
Partyman - #18
I Hate U - #12
Cream -#1
The Arms of Orion (with Sheena Easton) #36 
My Name Is Prince - #36 
LetItGo - #31 


He also produced hits for multiple other artists.

"I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan
"The Glamours Life", "Belle Of St. Mark", "Sister Fate", "Love Bizarre" "Touch Me" all by Sheila E.
"Nasty Girl" by Vanity 6
"Sex Shooter" by Apollonia 6
"Screams Of Passion" by The Family
"Jungle Love" by The Time
"Sugar Walls" by Sheena Easton
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on April 21, 2016, 02:37:49 pm
Word of his death has been going around my office. It's a shock.

He certainly was a power in the music industry and an amazing talent.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 14, 2016, 07:52:48 pm

I'm listening to a new song I've downloaded today, a song called "True Colors" by Zedd ft. Ke$ha.   I'm trying to give her support.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weEV0Jf0Urk[/youtube]


(http://societyofrock.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/kesha-coachella-true-colors--735x413.jpg)


For those who don't know, since her debut in 2010, Ke$ha has managed to score 10 Billboard Top 30 hits, most of them in the Top 10.

For the past two years,  Ke$ha has been in court, suing to be released from her record deal, and working with producer Dr. Luke.  She has testified that Dr. Luke has raped her, and mentally and verbally abused her.  It's been two years since she's been able to release any music, as her label is refusing to release her from her contract.   Ke$ha has testified that the longer she is kept from releasing music damages her career.

A judge in the case has found in favor of the label, and not Ke$ha.

Superstar DJ/Producer Zedd made a very public statement  issuing support for her, and wanted to work  with her.  Ke$ha's label relented, and together the pair has recorded "True Colors".

The song debuts at #74 this week on the Hot 100, and fans are hoping if the song becomes a hit, it will pave the way for Ke$ha to  be  released from her contract.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on May 15, 2016, 10:02:19 am
I'll give it a listen!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 15, 2016, 10:12:32 pm
Hope you like it!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on June 07, 2016, 07:54:14 pm
 ;D


Waaaaaaaaaaaay back, in 1983/84 - German new wave group Nena was Germany's hottest export, and had reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their single "99 Luftballons".

Because they weren't comfortable recording in English, they were a one-hit wonder here, despite having numerous hits across Europe.   In 2003, Nena's lead signer (also Nena) had a career revival with the 30th anniversary release of her material, redone in different styles.

Aside from occasional shows back in the 80s, Nena never toured America.

Imagine my surprise when I signed onto Facebook to have an alert about an upcoming event.....Nena doing US shows.  I got a ticket for her stop in NYC in October.

 ;D


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Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on June 07, 2016, 11:24:40 pm
No, no, Nena. 

Not the Leadballoon lady?  Coming to the US?

Oy, Germany should keep her. 
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on June 08, 2016, 08:39:47 am
Yup, that Nena!  I'll be at her show in NYC!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Sason on June 08, 2016, 03:13:36 pm
Yay Chuck! Happy for you, that's a dream come through!

Please, do me a favour. Get a ticket for Paul too, will ya?
He's dying to go, but won't admit it!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on June 08, 2016, 04:08:03 pm
Yay Chuck! Happy for you, that's a dream come through!

Please, do me a favour. Get a ticket for Paul too, will ya?
He's dying to go, but won't admit it!

So kind of you to think of me.
Neither Chuck nor Nena would want me there, however.
I would not be responsible for my actions.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on June 08, 2016, 04:11:35 pm
No, no, Nena. 

Not the Leadballoon lady?  Coming to the US?

Oy, Germany should keep her. 

Maybe Germany doesn't want her.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Sason on June 08, 2016, 04:12:03 pm
So kind of you to think of me.
Neither Chuck nor Nena would want me there, however.
I would not be responsible for my actions.

Well, those actions could be something else!

I'm sure Chuck and Nena would appreciate a once-in-a-lifetime experience!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on June 09, 2016, 08:59:56 am
Mr. Snooty can stay home and listen to his Broadway show tunes.

*runs from Paul*
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on June 09, 2016, 11:50:22 am
Mr. Snooty can stay home and listen to his Broadway show tunes.

*runs from Paul*

That's Dr. Snooty to you, b*tch!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on June 09, 2016, 12:19:03 pm
Love ya!  Mean it!   :-*
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Sason on June 09, 2016, 12:47:34 pm
*prepares popcorn*
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on August 13, 2016, 08:42:41 pm
Who is Sia and why does she hide her face?


Sia is a recording artist from Australia who had a recording career that lead to success in her home country and across Europe.  Attempts to break into the American market failed.  In 2010 she opted to retire as a performer, and focus on songwriting for others.  

As a songwriter, she wrote Top 10 hits for Ne-Yo, Britney Spears, and (most famously) "Diamonds" for Rihanna.


In 2012 she co-wrote "Wild One" with rapper Flo Rida.  He convinced her to record her vocals for the hook.  Simultaneously, she wrote "Titanium" for DJ David Guetta to remix and produce, on the agreement that he replace her vocals on the track.  David instead left Sia's vocals on the track without her permission.   To Sia's surprise, both songs hit the American Top 10, 2 years after she retired.

With these successes under her belt, she released a new CD in 2014 called 1,000 Forms of Fear, and lead single "Chandelier" went Top 10, giving Sia her first American Top 10 song as a solo artist.  The song was originally written for Rihanna,  but she turned it down.  The CD's second single, "Elastic Heart", went Top 20.

This year, Sia released her new CD,  This Is Acting.  Current single "Cheap Thrills" was once again, written for Rihanna, who turned it down again.  This week, "Cheap Thrills" spends its 3rd on the Hot 100.


Whenever Sia performs, she wears masks or large wigs to hide her face.  She explained to Ellen DeGeneres that while she  enjoys performing, the spotlight makes her  feel uncomfortable, and that by performing this way, she still allows herself some privacy, especially while shopping in public, or when having to dash off to the bathroom.  She was also an alcoholic and drug user, and she feels this helps distance her from her past, and maintain her sobriety.



(http://www.aprokocity.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/sia.jpg)





Title: Re: Music News - Sia's new music video - an Orlando/Pulse tribute
Post by: CellarDweller on September 07, 2016, 08:04:26 am
Have you all seen Sia's new video, "The Greatest"? The young dancer that's in all her videos (Maddie Ziegler) is leading a troupe of young dancers, they are all dancing and having fun, and at the end, they all drop to the floor, revealing bullet holes in the wall behind them. It's a tribute to the Orlando Pulse victims.


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKSRyLdjsPA[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on October 03, 2016, 10:46:28 pm
Tomorrow (Tuesday, 10/4 ) I'll be in NYC, to see Nena at the Playstation Theater. I know everyone considers Nena a one-hit wonder, but in honor of the show, I'm posting a few videos, so come here, listen with an open mind, you may hear something you like. We'll start with the song everyone knows the group for, "99 Luftballons".

Nena had already had a Top 10 hit in German with their song, "Just Dreamed", when the label decided to follow it up with "99 Luftballons".  The song went to #1 in Germany, and Top 10 in various other European countries.  An American DJ from Los Angeles was in Germany at this time and  was hearing "99 Luftballons" everywhere.  He got a copy of the single, and took it home and played it on his station in  LA.  "99 Luftballons" became a hit, and the group recorded an English version (99 Red Balloons), but radio stations focused on the original German version, which went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

- 99 Luftballons


Nena's second single in America was "Just a Dream", the English version of Nena's first German hit, "Nur Getraeumt"  (Just Dreamed).  While some video outlets played the video, radio pretty much ignored the song, and it didn't chart in America.

https://vimeo.com/107804945 - Just A Dream


The last release from Nena's CD was "Kino/At The Movies", much like "Just A Dream", the single failed to chart.




Nena went back to the studio, and released their second American CD, "It's All In the Game".  The first single was the title track.   While the original German versions were hits in Europe, Nena wasn't able to crack into the American market with these songs.

https://vimeo.com/108001930 -  It's All In The Game

The second (and last) single that Nena released in America was "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime".

  - "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime"


After two American CDs  (99 Luftballons & It's All In The Game) and 5 European CDs ("Nena", "? (Fragezeichen)",  "Feuer und Flamme",  "Eisbrecher", and "Nena Die Band.",  Nena broke up, and lead singer Nena Kerner continued on as a solo act.

In 2002, she celebrated her 20 years in the music business by releasing the CD  "Nena ft. Nena".  The CD was cover versions of all of Nena's songs.  When it was released, the single "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime", now recorded as a German/English duet between Nena & Kim Wilde (Kids of America, You Keep Me Hanging On) got Nena  back onto the European pop charts.

  -  Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime ft. Kim Wilde.


Nena's most  recent  CD was released the end of last year, and is called "Oldschool".   Her current single, "Genau Jetzt" took Nena back to the charts,  putting her into the Top 30 in various countries.

  - Genau Jetzt
Title: Pete Burns, Dead or Alive Singer, Dead at 57
Post by: CellarDweller on October 24, 2016, 06:12:34 pm
Pete Burns, Dead or Alive Singer, Dead at 57

Pete Burns, lead singer of the Eighties goth new wave band Dead or Alive and their smash "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," died Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest, his management said Monday. Burns was 57.

"It is with the greatest sadness that we have to break the tragic news that out beloved Pete Burns of (Dead Or Alive), died suddenly yesterday of a massive cardiac arrest," Burns' Facebook alerted fans.  "All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star," the message read. "He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he was and all of the wonderful memories the has left is with." 

Boy George, who weathered comparisons both musically and stylistically to Burns, tweeted of the Dead or Alive singer, "Tearful about the passing of @PeteBurnsICON he was one of our great true eccentrics and such a big part of my life! Wow. Hard to believe!"

The androgynous Burns, who began cross-dressing as a six-year-old, emerged in the late Seventies as a member of the goth band Nightmares in Wax, which released their lone EP Birth of a Nation, highlighted by the single "Black Leather," in 1979 before adopting the name Dead or Alive.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/pete-burns-dead-or-alive-singer-dead-at-57-w446467

While Dead of Alive managed to hit the Billboard Hot 100 twice, they managed to get a few more songs on the Billboard Hot 50 Dance Singles charts.


"My Heart Goes Bang" - #15

"Love Come Back To Me" - #13

"Baby Don't Say Good-Bye" - #6

"You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) " - #4

"Something In My House" - #3

"Come Home With Me Baby" #1

"Brand New Lover" - #1
Title: Re: Pete Burns, Dead or Alive Singer, Dead at 57
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on October 24, 2016, 09:21:59 pm
Pete Burns, lead singer of the Eighties goth new wave band Dead or Alive and their smash "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)," died Sunday after suffering cardiac arrest, his management said Monday. Burns was 57.

I don't think I ever knew who did that song, but I remember it.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: brian on October 24, 2016, 11:09:22 pm
60s teen idol Bobby Vee dies
Vee (73) died early on Monday (local time) of complications from Alzheimer's disease. He had been in hospice care at a facility in Rogers
I remember his songs especially "The night has a thousand eyes" although it was before I really got into pop music with The Beatles.
He seemed a very decent guy, sad about the Alzheimers. His wife of 50 years died a year ago. He was  just a year older than me.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on October 25, 2016, 08:46:43 am
that's sad.  RIP Bobby Vee
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: brian on November 10, 2016, 10:14:25 pm
Canadian singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died aged 82,
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 10, 2016, 11:41:30 pm
May he rest in peace.  :'(
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 10, 2016, 11:45:52 pm
Leonard Cohen has died, aged 82.

And I just read the profile of him in The New Yorker. Until I read that, I knew nothing about him except that he wrote the song Hallelujah.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on November 11, 2016, 10:12:23 am
There was a salute to Leonard Cohen on the Today show this morning. It featured tweets from two Justins (Trudeau and Timberlake), and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on September 04, 2017, 11:11:58 am

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

By Daniel Kreps



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Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67.

Becker's official site announced the death; no cause of death or other details were provided.

"Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967," Donald Fagen wrote in a tribute to Becker. "He was smart as a whip, an excellent guitarist and a great songwriter. He was cynical about human nature, including his own, and hysterically funny."

Becker missed Steely Dan's Classic East and West concerts in July as he recovered from an unspecified ailment. "Walter's recovering from a procedure and hopefully he'll be fine very soon," Fagen told Billboard at the time. Becker's doctor advised the guitarist not to leave his Maui home for the performances.

Becker and Fagen first became collaborators when they were both students at New York's Bard College. After working as songwriters (Barbra Streisand's "I Mean to Shine") and members of Jay and the Americans' backing band, the duo moved to California in the early Seventies to form Steely Dan – named after a sex toy in William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch – alongside guitarists Jeff "Skunk" Baxter and Denny Dias, drummer Jim Hodder and singer David Palmer.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/walter-becker-steely-dan-co-founder-dead-at-67-w500956


In their time together,  Steely Dan put 10 singles into the Billboard Top 40 chart.

"Rikki Don't Lose That Number"  #4

"Do It Again" #6

"Hey Nineteen" #10
 
"Reeling in the Years" #11

"Peg" #11

"Deacon Blues" #19

"Time Out of Mind" #22

"FM (No Static at All)" #22

"Josie" #26

"Black Friday" #37
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 04, 2017, 11:36:05 am
I always wondered where they got the name!  :o
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on September 08, 2017, 09:38:13 pm

Country star Troy Gentry killed in helicopter crash

POSTED 3:13 PM, SEPTEMBER 8, 2017, BY AP AND WREG STAFF,


Troy Gentry of country music group Montgomery Gentry was killed in a helicopter crash in New Jersey on Friday.

He was 50 years old.

Montgomery Gentry’s official website says Troy Gentry, half of the country duo, died in a New Jersey helicopter crash.

The duo was scheduled to perform Friday night at the Flying W Airport & Resort in Medford, the website states.

The pilot declared an emergency and was trying to land when the crash happened about 1:30.

Gentry was born on April 5, 1967 in Lexington, Kentucky, where he met bandmate Eddie Montgomery and formed a group based off their last names.   Gentry is on the right in the pic below.

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Montgomery Gentry was a country super group, and they scored 26 Top 40 country songs, 16 of them peaking in the Top 10 or hitting #1.


"Oughta Be More Songs About That"  - #40

"Merry Christmas From The Family"  - #38

"Daddy Won't Sell The Farm"  - #35

"While You're Still Young"  - #32

"Self Made Man"  - #31

"All Night Long"  - #31

"Cold One Comin' On"  - #23

"Line of Losers"  - #23

"You Do Your Thing"  - #21

"Hillbilly Shoes"  - #13

"Where I Come From" -  #8

"Some People Change"  - #7

"Lonely & Gone" -  #5

"My Town"  - #5

"Speed" -  #5

"She Don't Tell Me To" - #5

"One In Every Crowd" - #5

"Hell Yeah" - #4

"Gone"  - #3

"What Do You Think About That"  - #3

"She Couldn't Change Me"  - #2

"If You Ever Stop Loving Me"  #1

"Something To Be Proud Of"  - #1

"Lucky Man"  - #1

"Back When I Knew It All"  -#1

"Roll With Me" - #1


http://wreg.com/2017/09/08/country-star-troy-gentry-killed-in-helicopter-crash/
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on October 06, 2017, 08:01:15 pm

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Thomas Earl Petty (October 20, 1950 – October 2, 2017) was an American musician, singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and record producer. He was best known as the lead singer of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, but was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup the Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch.

Petty recorded a number of hit singles with the Heartbreakers and as a solo artist, many of which are mainstays on adult contemporary and classic rock radio. His music has been classified as rock and roll, heartland rock, and even stoner rock. His music has become popular among younger generations.  In his career, Petty sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.  In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Petty suffered cardiac arrest early in the morning of October 2, 2017 and died at 8:40 p.m. PDT at a hospital in Santa Monica, California.  He was 66 years old.


Billboard Top 40 hits as Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers:


I Need To Know  - #40

Breakdown - #40

Learning To Fly - #28

Change of Heart - #21

You Got Lucky - #20

The Waiting - #19

Jamming Me - #18

Refugee - #15

Mary Jane's Last Dance - #14

Don't Come Around Here No More - #13

Don't Do Me Like That - #10


Billboard solo hits/Tom Petty:

Needles & Pins - #37

Running Down A Dream - #23

You Don't Know How It Feels - #13

I Won't Back Down - #12

Free Fallin' - #7



The Traveling Wilburys had no Billboard Top 40 hits.   They released three albums, with combined  sales of almost 5 million copies in the US.   Petty also  had a hit duet with Stevie Nicks.

Stop Draggin' My Heart Around -  #3   Stevie Nicks with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Corax on October 07, 2017, 04:40:08 am
He was a great musician. I like his songs very much. R.I.P
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on October 25, 2017, 07:41:13 pm

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Antoine "Fats" Domino, Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017) was an American pianist and singer-songwriter of Louisiana Creole descent. He had 22 records in the U.S. Billboard Top 40, and five of his pre-1955 records sold more than a million copies, being certified gold.  During 1955 to 1960, he had eleven top 10 hits and his record sales were reportedly surpassed only by Elvis Presley.  During his career, Domino sold over 65 million records.  His musical style was based on traditional rhythm and blues, accompanied by saxophones, bass, piano, electric guitar, and drums.

In 1986 he was one of the first musicians to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  He also received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award that year.   In the 1980s, Domino decided he would no longer leave New Orleans, having a comfortable income from royalty payments and a dislike of touring and claiming he could not get any food that he liked anywhere else.  Neither the Hall of Fame induction or the invitation to perform at the White House persuaded him to make an exception to this policy.


Billboard Top 40 hits of Fats Domino:


Natural Born Lover  - #38

Red Sails in the Sunset - #35

Ain't That Just Like A Woman - #33

I've Been Around - #33

Fell In Love on Monday - #32

Shu Rah - #32

Jambalaya (On The Bayou) - #30

Country Boy - #25

It Keeps Raining  - #23

What A Party - #22

What A Price - #22

You Win Again - #22

Don't Come Knockin'  - #21

I'm Gonna Be A Wheel  Someday  - #17

I'm Ready  - #16

Let The Four Winds Blow - #15

Three Nights A Week - #15

My Girl Josephine - #14

I Want To Walk You Home - #8

Be My Guest - #8

Walking To New Orleans - #6

Whole Lotta Loving - #6
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Corax on October 26, 2017, 06:25:52 am
Oh yes I saw it in the news yesterday. another great musician passed away...
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on November 23, 2017, 12:23:30 am

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Malcolm Mitchell Young was an Australian musician and songwriter, best known as a co-founder, rhythm guitarist, backing vocalist and songwriter for the hard rock band AC/DC. Except for a brief absence in 1988, he was with the band from its November 1973 beginning until retiring in 2014 for health reasons. Young and the other members of AC/DC were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2003.

Though his younger brother Angus is the more visible of the brothers, Malcolm was described as the driving force and the leader of the band. In 2014, he stated that despite his retirement from the band, AC/DC was determined to continue making music with his blessing.  As the rhythm guitarist, he was responsible for the broad sweep of the band's sound, developing many of their guitar riffs and co-writing the band's material with Angus. He was married to Linda Young and had two children, Cara and Ross.

Young took a leave of absence from AC/DC in April 2014, to receive treatment for dementia.  In September 2014, the band's management announced that he would be retiring permanently.  He died on 18 November 2017.


AC/DC only hit the Billboard Top 40 3 times, because mainstream American radio doesn't play that type of music.   However, they hit the Mainstream Rock chart numerous times:


Rock The Blues Away  -  #40

Put The Finger On You  -  #38

Guns For Hire  -  #37

Anything Goes  -  #34

Jail Break  -  #33

Highway To Hell  - #29

That's The Way I Wanna Rock N Roll  -  #28

Big Balls  -  #26 

Flick Of The Switch  -  #26

Ballbreaker  -  #25

Who Made Who  -  #23

Meltdown  -  #22

Safe In New York City  - #21

Heatseeker  -  #20

Are You Ready  -  #16

Big Jack  -  #10

Let's Get It Up  -  #9

Cover You In Oil  -  #9

Rock Or Bust  -  #8

Satellite Blues  -  #7

Dirty Eyes  -  #6

Thunderstruck  -  #5

Play Ball  -  #5

Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap  -  #4

For Those About To Rock (We Salute You)  -  #4

Moneytalks  -  #3

Big Gun  -  #1

Stiff Upper Lip  -  #1

Hard As A Rock  -  #1

Rock N Roll Train  -  #1
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on November 23, 2017, 12:40:49 am

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David Bruce Cassidy (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017) was an American actor, singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He was known for his role as Keith Partridge, the son of Shirley Partridge (played by his stepmother Shirley Jones), in the 1970s musical-sitcom The Partridge Family, which led to his becoming one of popular culture's teen idols and pop singers of the 1970s. He later had a career in both acting and music.


David Cassidy hit the Billboard Top 40 charts 12 times,   5 as a solo act, and 7 times as a member of The Partridge Family.


David's solo hits.


Rock Me Baby  -  #38

Could It Be Forever  -  #37

Lyin' To Myself  -  #27

How Can I Be Sure  -  #25

Cherish  -  #9


Chart hits with The Partridge Family


Looking Through The Eyes Of Love  -  #39

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do  -  #28

It's One Of Those Nights (Yes Love)  -  #20

I Woke Up In Love This Morning  -  #13

I'll Meet You Halfway  -  #9

Doesn't Somebody Want To Be Wanted  -  #6

I Think I Love You  -  #1
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on November 23, 2017, 01:45:52 am
May he rest in peace.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on November 23, 2017, 02:33:39 pm
I'll always like "I Woke Up In Love This Morning".
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 03, 2018, 11:50:34 pm
The Top 100 songs of 2017


100  -  The Fighter   -  Keith Urban Featuring Carrie Underwood

99   -  Look At Me!  -  XXXTentacion

98   -  Do Re Mi  -   Blackbear

97   -  What Lovers Do  -  Maroon 5 Featuring SZA

96   -  Havana   -  Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug

95   -  Everyday We Lit  -  YFN Lucci Featuring PnB Rock

94   -  Small Town Boy  -  Dustin Lynch

93   -  I Get The Bag  -  Gucci Mane Featuring Migos

92   -  Treat You Better  -  Shawn Mendes

91   -  No Promises  -  Cheat Codes Featuring Demi Lovato

90   -  Down  -  Marian Hill

89   -  Malibu  -  Miley Cyrus

88   -  Water Under The Bridge  -  Adele

87   -  Sign Of The Times  -  Harry Styles

86   -  Slippery  -  Migos Featuring Gucci Mane

85   -  Swalla  -  Jason Derulo Featuring Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign

84   -  What About Us  -  P!nk

83   -  Both  -  Gucci Mane Featuring Drake

82   -  Starving  -  Hailee Steinfeld & Grey Featuring Zedd
 
81  -  Drowning  -  A Boogie Wit da Hoodie Featuring Kodak Black

80   -  Love Galore  -  SZA Featuring Travis Scott

79   -  Magnolia  -  Playboi Carti

78   -  Young Dumb & Broke  -  Khalid

77   -  Too Good At Goodbyes  -Sam Smith

76   -  Hurricane  -  Luke Combs

75   -  All Time Low  -  Jon Bellion

74   -  Feels  -  Calvin Harris Featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry & Big Sean

73   -  Chained To The Rhythm  -  Katy Perry Featuring Skip Marley

72   -  What Ifs  -  Kane Brown Featuring Lauren Alaina

71   -  Slide  -  Calvin Harris Featuring Frank Ocean & Migos

70   -  Broccoli  -  D.R.A.M. Featuring Lil Yachty

69   -  Cold  -  Maroon 5 Featuring Future

68   -  Goosebumps  -  Travis Scott

67   -   Praying  -  Kesha

66   -  Loyalty  -  Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna

65  -  Passionfruit  -  Drake

64   -  Swang  -  Rae Sremmurd

63   -  Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)  -  Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

62   -  DNA  -  Kendrick Lamar

61   -  Rolex  -  Ayo & Teo

60   -  Caroline  -  Amine

59   -  Now Or Never  -  Halsey

58   -  Heathens  -  twenty one pilots

57   -  In Case You Didn't Know  -  Brett Young

56   -  Rockstar  -  Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

55   -  Tunnel Vision  -  Kodak Black

54   -  Mercy  -  Shawn Mendes

53   -  Rake It Up  -  Yo Gotti Featuring Nicki Minaj

52   -  T-Shirt  -  Migos

51   -  Thunder  -  Imagine Dragons

50   -  Mi Gente  -  J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce

49   -  Can't Stop The Feeling!  -  Justin Timberlake

48   -  Bank Account  -  21 Savage

47   -  Sorry Not Sorry  -  Demi Lovato

46   -  Let Me Love You  -  DJ Snake Featuring Justin Bieber

45   -  Feel It Still  -  Portugal. The Man

44   -  Rockabye  -  Clean Bandit Featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie

43   -  Side To Side  -  Ariana Grande Featuring Nicki Minaj

42   -  Paris  -  The Chainsmokers

41   -  Bad Things  -  Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello

40   -  Castle On The Hill  -  Ed Sheeran

39   -  Look What You Made Me Do  -  Taylor Swift

38   -  Don't Wanna Know  -  Maroon 5 Featuring Kendrick Lamar

37   -  Fake Love  -  Drake

36   -  Strip That Down  -  Liam Payne Featuring Quavo

35   -  Bounce Back  -  Big Sean

34   -  I Feel It Coming  -  The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk

33   -  Love On The Brain  -  Rihanna

32   -    Slow Hands  -  Niall Horan

31   -   1-800-273-8255  -  Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

30   -  Scars To Your Beautiful  -  Alessia Cara

29   -  Issues  -  Julia Michaels

28   -  iSpy  -  KYLE Featuring Lil Yachty

27   -   It Ain't Me  -  Kygo x Selena Gomez

26   -  I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)  -  Zayn / Taylor Swift

25   -  Redbone  -  Childish Gambino

24   -  Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)  -  Cardi B

23   -  There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back  -  Shawn Mendes

22   -  Attention  -  Charlie Puth

21   -  Location  -  Kahlid

20   -  Starboy  -  The Weeknd Featuring Daft Punk

19   -  Black Beatles  -  Rae Sremmurd Featuring Gucci Mane

18   -  Wild Thoughts  -  DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

17   -  Stay  -  Zedd & Alessia Cara

16   -  24K Magic  -  Bruno Mars

15   -  Unforgettable  -  French Montana Featuring Swae Lee

14   -  Mask Off  -  Future

13   -  XO TOUR Llif3  -  Lil Uzi Vert

12   -  I'm The One  -  DJ Khaled Ft. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne

11   -   Say You Won't Let Go  -  James Arthur

10   -  Congratulations  -  Post Malone Featuring Quavo

9     -   Believer  -  Imagine Dragons

8      -  Body Like A Back Road  -  Sam Hunt

7      -  Closer   -  The Chainsmokers Featuring Halsey

6      -   Bad And Boujee  -  Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert

5       -  Something Just Like This   -  The Chainsmokers & Coldplay

4       -  Humble  -  Kendrick Lamar

3      -   That's What I Like  -  Bruno Mars

2      -  Despacito  -  Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

1      -  Shape of You -  Ed Sheeran
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 13, 2018, 05:49:52 pm

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Raymond Thomas (29 December 1941 – 4 January 2018) was an English musician, flautist, singer and composer in the UK rock band The Moody Blues.

The Moody Blues are an English rock band formed in Birmingham, England in 1964. They first came to prominence playing rhythm and blues music, but their second album, Days of Future Passed, which was released in 1967, was a fusion of rock with classical music and established them as pioneers in the development of art rock and progressive rock.  It has been described as a "landmark" and "one of the first successful concept albums".

The band became known internationally with singles including "Go Now", "Nights in White Satin", "Tuesday Afternoon", and "Question". They have been awarded 18 platinum and gold discs. The Moody Blues have sold 70 million albums worldwide.  They will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

Between the years of 1965 and  1988, the Moody Blues hit the Billboard Top 40 13 times.


"Steppin' In A Slide Zone"  -  #39 on 9.2.1978

"I Know You're Out There Somewhere" - #30 on 8.6.1988

"Isn't Life Strange" - #29 on 6.10.1972

"Sitting At The Wheel" -  #27 on 10.15.1983

"Tuesday Afternoon (Forever Afternoon)"  -  #24 on 9.21.1968

"The Story In Your Eyes"  -  #23 on 10.2.1971

"Question"  -  #21 on 6.13.1970

"The Voice"  -  #15 on 10.3.1981

"I'm Just A Singer (In A Rock And Roll Band)"  -  #12 on 3.17.1973

"Gemini Dream"  -  #12 on 8.1.1981

"Go Now!"  -  #10 on 4.17.1965

"Your Wildest Dreams"  -  #9 on 7.12.1986

"Nights In White Satin"  -  #2 on 11.4.1972
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on March 28, 2018, 08:20:26 pm
Near this date (today 3/28/18, historical date, 3/3/84)  34 years ago, this song  was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

;D


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4Dcd1aUcE[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on March 29, 2018, 12:56:50 pm
Chuck!! I came over here not expecting to see something about a musician I knew! Thanks for the info about the Moody Blues. Of course, the fact that he's deceased puts a damper on things. I can't say how often "Nights in White Satin" has been an earworm for me and I know the monologue by heart.

Now, about the 99 Red Balloons, a friend gave me a movie called "The Red Balloon" recently. It is a short French film about a boy who was "adopted" by a balloon. I wonder if the two things are related.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on March 29, 2018, 01:26:39 pm
Near this date (today 3/28/18, historical date, 3/3/84)  34 years ago, this song  was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

;D


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4Dcd1aUcE[/youtube]

A dark day indeed.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on March 29, 2018, 01:38:24 pm
Now, about the 99 Red Balloons, a friend gave me a movie called "The Red Balloon" recently. It is a short French film about a boy who was "adopted" by a balloon. I wonder if the two things are related.

I've seen that movie, though I can't remember where or when or under what circumstances. Maybe it was in a French class.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on March 29, 2018, 06:00:41 pm
Now, about the 99 Red Balloons, a friend gave me a movie called "The Red Balloon" recently. It is a short French film about a boy who was "adopted" by a balloon. I wonder if the two things are related.

The song is not connected to the movie.

Before the group became famous, Nena went to a concert in their homeland of West Berlin, to see the Rolling Stones.   At one point in the show, helium balloons were released.   Nena member Carlo Karges imagined the balloons going over the Berlin wall into East Germany, and being picked up on radar, and mistaken as an attack, and the result is World War III.

The original German "99 Luftballons" translates to English as 99 Balloons.  The record company hired someone to write a "poetic English" version of the song, and the title became "99 Red Balloons".
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on March 29, 2018, 06:03:56 pm
A dark day indeed.

Why am I not surprised?   :laugh:

Hey BBP, give me your opinion on this one.   Nena recently paired up  with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) and together they've released the song "Be My Rebel".   Sounds  pretty different from "99 Luftballons".


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EnRLX1yKZm8[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on March 30, 2018, 09:52:20 am

Hey BBP, give me your opinion on this one.   Nena recently paired up  with Dave Stewart (of Eurythmics) and together they've released the song "Be My Rebel".   Sounds  pretty different from "99 Luftballons".


Um, Chrissi Hynde wants her look back.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on March 30, 2018, 06:35:31 pm
lmao!

The question was on the song, not Nena's appearance.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Sason on April 01, 2018, 12:12:58 pm
Near this date (today 3/28/18, historical date, 3/3/84)  34 years ago, this song  was #2 on the Billboard Hot 100.

;D


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La4Dcd1aUcE[/youtube]

Totally new song to me!

What do you think of it, Chuck?
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on April 01, 2018, 12:35:30 pm
it's ok!   ;)  :laugh:
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Sason on April 01, 2018, 06:59:50 pm
it's ok!   ;)  :laugh:


 ;D
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on April 02, 2018, 07:06:42 am
I played that new Nena song for a few of my friends, and they liked it.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on April 17, 2018, 11:16:47 pm
New music for you to check out.  Z100 was talking about the lack of female acts at the upcoming  lollapalooza show.  They then played this song, "Get Out" by female led act Chvrches (churches).  Very cool sounding!

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHUKKrcXfJs[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 15, 2018, 03:13:00 pm
Can somebody define "classic rock" for me?  ???
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 15, 2018, 06:55:58 pm
Hiya Jeff.

According to Wikipedia:


Typically, classic rock stations play rock songs from the mid-1960s through the 1980s. Some of the songs overlap with those played on oldies stations, but classic rock also focuses on hard rock and heavy metal bands and artists that are less radio friendly and therefore are usually not played on oldies stations. Classic rock stations have historically been hesitant to add 1990s rock such as alternative rock and grunge to their playlists, due in part to the drastic difference in style, but (mirroring a similar trend in classic country, where a similar 1990-era divide also exists) a small number of classic rock stations began adding 1990s music in the early 2010s.[18] Unlike AOR radio stations, which played all tracks from albums, classic rock plays a much more limited playlist of charting singles and popular album tracks from artists and bands.

They have a partial list here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_classic_rock_songs
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 15, 2018, 08:17:25 pm
Hiya Jeff.

According to Wikipedia:


Typically, classic rock stations play rock songs from the mid-1960s through the 1980s. Some of the songs overlap with those played on oldies stations, but classic rock also focuses on hard rock and heavy metal bands and artists that are less radio friendly and therefore are usually not played on oldies stations. Classic rock stations have historically been hesitant to add 1990s rock such as alternative rock and grunge to their playlists, due in part to the drastic difference in style, but (mirroring a similar trend in classic country, where a similar 1990-era divide also exists) a small number of classic rock stations began adding 1990s music in the early 2010s.[18] Unlike AOR radio stations, which played all tracks from albums, classic rock plays a much more limited playlist of charting singles and popular album tracks from artists and bands.

They have a partial list here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_classic_rock_songs

Thanks, Chuck.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 16, 2018, 06:38:01 pm
You're welcome!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on May 17, 2018, 04:29:58 pm
It finally happened. I've just been waiting for it. That  radio station I tune my clock radio to, the station that plays songs from the 1970s to, I guess, the early 1990s, woke me up this morning with "My Sharona."  ;D
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 17, 2018, 05:43:17 pm
There's a station in my area (101.1 - CBS FM) that plays that same stuff, and I've started listening to it.   They seem to play "My Sharona" every other day.

I'd rather hear this Knack song, I always liked it better.

[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sc4l5EpCMEc[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 19, 2018, 10:09:08 am
Madonna set to release first single in three years

Andrew Arthur May 17 2018 4:06 PM

Madonna has announced her first single for three years will be released soon and will be called Beautiful Game.

The singer has also released what appears to be accompanying artwork for the song via her social media platforms.

The picture features Madonna wearing a crown of thorns under the words Beautiful Game.

In a caption alongside the photo the singer wrote: “That I never Learned … Coming Soon! #music #magic #mirwais”


https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/madonna-set-to-release-first-single-in-three-years-36917923.html
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on May 19, 2018, 06:44:12 pm
Musician, songwriter and producer Reggie Lucas dead at 65.


Reginald Grant Lucas (February 25, 1953 – May 19, 2018) was an American musician, songwriter and record producer.

Early in his career, Lucas was an R&B and jazz guitarist, playing with Billy Paul in the early 1970s and then with Miles Davis from 1972 to 1976.  It was in Davis' electric band (one that included Pete Cosey, Michael Henderson and Al Foster) that Lucas met percussionist Mtume, who would later become his production partner. The two joined singer Roberta Flack's band in 1976, and toured with her for several years.

Following his stint as a touring jazz guitarist, Lucas shifted his focus to songwriting and producing, where he gained both fame and critical praise, at first working as part of a production team with percussionist James Mtume – the two would later go on to write and produce hits for a number of artists, including Stephanie Mills, Phyllis Hyman, Lou Rawls, the Spinners and Roberta Flack.

In 1980, Lucas and Mtume won a Grammy Award for Best R&B song for their composition "Never Knew Love Like This Before", which was performed by Stephanie Mills.

As the 1970s came to a close, Lucas branched out and began to write and produce material by himself. In addition to his own instrumental record (1978), "Survival Themes", one of his first solo projects was  producing Madonna's 1983 self-titled debut album, including the songs "Physical Attraction" (which was a Top 10 dance hit) and  "Borderline", which became her first Top 10 single.  Lucas has since gone on to work with Rebbie Jackson, Randy Crawford and The Four Tops on his own. He was also a member of the short-lived group Sunfire, who released one album in 1982. Lucas produced their single "Young Free and Single".

In 1986, Lucas founded the Jersey City recording studio Quantum Sound. Clients included the Pet Shop Boys, Jodeci, Jeff Buckley and Sepultura.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on August 17, 2018, 07:11:58 pm
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Aretha Louise Franklin (March 25, 1942 – August 16, 2018) was an American singer, songwriter and pianist.  She began her career as a child singing gospel at New Bethel Baptist Church in Detroit, where her father, C. L. Franklin, was minister.   In 1960, at the age of 18, she embarked on a secular career, recording for Columbia Records but achieving only modest success.   After signing to Atlantic Records in 1967, Franklin achieved commercial acclaim and success with songs such as "Respect", "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman", "Spanish Harlem" and "Think".

By the end of the 1960s she was being called "the Queen of Soul". Franklin recorded acclaimed albums such as I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You (1967), Lady Soul (1968), Young, Gifted and Black (1972) and Amazing Grace (1972) before experiencing problems with her record company by the mid-1970s.   After her father was shot in 1979, Franklin left Atlantic and signed with Arista Records, finding success with the albums Jump to It (1982) and Who's Zoomin' Who? (1985), and her part in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.

In 1998, Franklin received international acclaim for singing the opera aria "Nessun Dorma" at the Grammy Awards that year, replacing Luciano Pavarotti. Later that year, she scored her final Top 40 song with "A Rose Is Still a Rose".

Franklin recorded 112 charted singles on Billboard, including 77 Hot 100 entries, 17 top ten pop singles, 100 R&B entries and 20 number-one R&B singles, becoming the most charted female artist in the chart's history. Franklin's other well-known hits include "Rock Steady", "Jump to It", "Freeway of Love", "Who's Zoomin' Who", "Chain of Fools", "Until You Come Back to Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do)", "Something He Can Feel", "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)" (with George Michael), and a remake of The Rolling Stones song "Jumpin' Jack Flash".

She won 18 Grammy Awards, including the first eight awards given for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance from 1968 through 1975, and is one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, having sold over 75 million records worldwide.

Franklin received numerous honors throughout her career including a 1987 induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in which she became the first female performer to be inducted. She was inducted to the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In August 2012, Franklin was inducted into the GMA Gospel Music Hall of Fame.  Franklin is listed in at least two all-time lists on Rolling Stone magazine, including the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time, and the 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.


Billboard Top 40 hits:


Border Song (Holy Moses)/You And Me - Peaked at #37 on 12.19.1970

Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody - Peaked at #37 on 11.27.1961

Master Of Eyes (The Deepness Of Your Eyes) - Peaked at #33 on 3.31.1973

My Song - Peaked at #31 on 1.4.1969

I Can't See Myself Leaving You - Peaked at #28 on 5.24.1969

Something He Can Feel - Peaked at #28 on 8.14.1976

Jimmy Lee - Peaked at #28 on 2.7.1987

All The Kings Horses - Peaked at #26 on 7.8.1972

A Rose Is Still A Rose - Peaked at #26 on 5.2.1998

Willing To Forgive - Peaked at #26 on 7.16.1994

Jump To It - Peaked at #24 on 10.9.1982

Spirit In The Dark - Peaked at #23 on 6.27.1970

Another Night - Peaked at #22 on 3.22.1986

Jumpin' Jack Flash - Peaked at #21 on 11.8.1986

Angel - Peaked at #20 on 9.1.1973

The Weight - Peaked at #19 on 3.22.1969

You're All I Need To Get By - Peaked at #19 on 4.3.1971

I'm In Love - Peaked at #19 on 6.1.1974

Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves - Peaked at #18 on 12.7.1985

Eleanor Rigby - Peaked at #17 on 12.13.1969

Ain't No Way - Peaked at #16 on 5.4.1968

Through The Storm - Peaked at #16 on 5.27.1989

See Saw - Peaked at #14 on 12.14.1968

Share Your Love With Me - Peaked at #13 on 9.13.1969

Call Me/Son Of A Preacher Man - Peaked at #13 on 4.4.1970

Don't Play That Song - Peaked at #11 on 9.19.1970

I Say A Little Prayer - Peaked at #10 on 10.5.1968

Rock Steady - Peaked at #9 on 11.27.1971

I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) - Peaked at #9 on 4.15.1967

A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) - Peaked at #8 on 11.4.1967

Think - Peaked at #7 on 6.15.1968

Who's Zoomin' Who  - Peaked at #7 on 11.30.1985

The House That Jack Built - Peaked at #6 on 9.7.1968

Bridge Over Troubled Water/Brand New Me - Peaked at #6 on 6.5.1971

Day Dreaming - Peaked at #5 on 5.6.1972

(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone - Peaked at #5 on 3.30.1968

Baby I Love You - Peaked at #4 on 9.9.1967

Freeway Of Love - Peaked at #3 on 8.31.1985

Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) - Peaked at #3 on 2.23.1974

Chain Of Fools - Peaked at #2 on 1.20.1968

Spanish Harlem - Peaked at #2 on 9.11.1971

Respect - Peaked at #1 on 6.3.1967

I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me) -  Peaked at #1 on 4.18.1987
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on September 28, 2018, 10:01:58 pm
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Jefferson Airplane Co-Founder Marty Balin Dead at 76.

Jefferson Airplane vocalist-guitarist Marty Balin, who co-founded the San Francisco psychedelic rock band in 1965 and played a crucial role in the creation of all their 1960s albums, including Surrealistic Pillow and Volunteers, died Thursday at the age of 76. Balin’s rep confirmed the musician’s death to Rolling Stone, though the cause of death is currently unknown.

Born Martyn Jerel Buchwald, Balin was a struggling folk guitarist on the San Francisco scene when he formed a band with Paul Kantner after meeting the 12-string guitarist at a hootenanny. They met up with guitarist Jorma Kaukonen, bassist Jack Casady, drummer Skip Spence and singer Signe Toly Anderson and cut their 1966 debut LP Jefferson Airplane Takes Off. They developed a strong following around the budding San Francisco rock scene, but became nationwide superstars in 1967 when Anderson left the group and was replaced by Grace Slick.

A little over a year later, Balin quit the group. Balin spent a few years managing rock bands in San Francisco, but was pulled back into the group’s orbit by Kantner in 1974, though by this point Casady and Kaukonen had defected and the remaining members were billing themselves as Jefferson Starship. The offshoot band was incredibly successful and scored more hits than the original Airplane, including the Balin-penned “Miracles” from Red Octopus, hitting Number Three in 1975. But by 1978, Balin grew tired of touring, especially since Slick’s alcohol issues caused many uneven performances, and he left the group for a solo career.


With Jefferson Airplane

White Rabbit - Peaked at #8 on 7.29.1967

Somebody To Love - Peaked at #5 on 6.17.1967


With Jefferson Starship


Runaway - Peaked at #12 on 7.29.1978

With Your Love - Peaked at #12 on 9.18.1976

Count On Me - Peaked at #8 on 5.13.1978

Miracles - Peaked at #3 on 10.18.1975


Marty Balin  solo singles

Atlanta Lady (Something About Your Love) - Peaked at #27 on 10.24.1981

Hearts - Peaked at #8 on 8.8.1981


https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/jefferson-airplane-guitarist-marty-balin-dead-76-730912/


[youtube=425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIPG15_P3D8[/youtube]
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on November 22, 2018, 12:18:28 pm
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LFO singer Devin Lima has died at 41

Devin Lima, a singer for the 1990s boy band LFO, has died after a yearlong battle with cancer, LFO's publicist, Alaina Bendi, confirmed. The pop star was 41.

LFO (Lyte Funkie Ones) was an American pop/hip-hop band consisting of vocalists Devin Lima, Brad Fischetti, and Rich Cronin.  Their debut album, LFO, sold over 2.5 million copies worldwide, and it scored two Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100: "Summer Girls" peaked at #3, and "Girl on TV" which peaked at #10. In 1999, "Summer Girls" was nominated for a Billboard Music Award for Top Selling Single of the Year; the song sold over 1.5 million copies in the US. The song itself contained numerous non sequiturs, such as "You're the best girl that I ever did see/The great Larry Bird, jersey 33" and "Fell deep in love, but now we ain't speakin'/Michael J. Fox was Alex P. Keaton".

Brad Fischetti is now the only surviving member of LFO, as Rich Cronin died in 2010, also after a battle with cancer.


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Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on December 30, 2018, 08:37:45 pm

This is your Billboard Hot 100
songs for the year of 2018!




100 - Believer  -  Imagine Dragons

99 - Mi Gente  -  J Balvin & Willy William Featuring Beyonce

98 - IDGAF  -  Dua Lipa

97 - Powerglide  -  Rae Sremmurd & Juicy J

96 - One Number Away  -  Luke Combs

95 - Mercy  -  Brett Young

94 - Changes  -  XXXTENTACION

93 - Dura  -  Daddy Yankee

92 - Trip  -  Ella Mai

91 - Outside Today  -  YoungBoy Never Broke Again

90 - X  -  Nicky Jam x J Balvin

89 - What Lovers Do  -  Maroon 5 Featuring SZA

88 - Moonlight  -  XXXTENTACION

87 - Get Along  -  Kenny Chesney

86 - I'm Upset  -  Drake

85 - Say Something  -  Justin Timberlake Featuring Chris Stapleton

84 - 1-800-273-8255  -  Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid

83 - Lemon  -  N*E*R*D & Rihanna

82 - Simple  -  Florida Georgia Line

81 - Te Bote  -  Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny

80 - Happier  -  Marshmello & Bastille

79 - King's Dead  -  Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake

78 - Call Out My Name  -  The Weeknd
 
77 - Eastside  -  Benny Blanco, Halsey & Khalid

76 - Marry Me  -  Thomas Rhett

75 - Sky Walker  -  Miguel Featuring Travis Scott

74 - Plain Jane  -  A$AP Ferg Featuring Nicki Minaj

73 - No Brainer  -  DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Chance The Rapper & Quavo

72 - I Get The Bag  -  Gucci Mane Featuring Migos

71 - Shape Of You  -  Ed Sheeran

70 - You Make It Easy  -  Jason Aldean

69 - Natural  -  Imagine Dragons

68 - One Kiss  -  Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa

67 - Young Dumb & Broke  -  Khalid

66 - Lights Down Low  -  MAX Featuring gnash

65 - How Long  -  Charlie Puth

64 - Sorry Not Sorry  -  Demi Lovato

63 - Big Bank  -  YG Featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj

62 - God Is A Woman  -  Ariana Grande

61 - Bartier Cardi  -  Cardi B Featuring 21 Savage

60 - Wolves  -  Selena Gomez X Marshmello

59 - Be Careful  -  Cardi B

58 - Wait  -  Maroon 5

57 - Plug Walk  -  Rich The Kid

56 - Gummo  -  6ix9ine

55 - Freaky Friday  -  Lil Dicky Featuring Chris Brown

54 - Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)  -  Cardi B

53 - Heaven  -  Kane Brown

52 - Nonstop  -  Drake

51 - This Is America  -  Childish Gambino

50 - Love.  -  Kendrick Lamar Featuring Zacari

49 - Too Good At Goodbyes  -  Sam Smith

48 - Stir Fry  -  Migos

47 - All The Stars  -  Kendrick Lamar & SZA

46 - In My Blood  -  Shawn Mendes

45 - Him & I  -  G-Eazy & Halsey

44 - Gucci Gang  -  Lil Pump

43 - Walk It Talk It  -  Migos Featuring Drake

42 - Sicko Mode  -  Travis Scott

41 - Back To You  -  Selena Gomez

40 - Pray For Me  -  The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar

39 - I Fall Apart  -  Post Malone

38 - Ric Flair Drip  -  Offset & Metro Boomin

37 - Whatever It Takes  -  Imagine Dragons

36 - Youngblood  -  5 Seconds Of Summer

35 - I Like Me Better  -  Lauv

34 - MotorSport  -  Migos, Nicki Minaj & Cardi B

33 - Feel It Still  -  Portugal. The Man

32 - Tequila  -  Dan + Shay

31 - FEFE  -  6ix9ine Featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz

30 - No Limit  -  G-Eazy Featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B

29 - Let You Down  -  NF

28 - Taste  -  Tyga Featuring Offset

27 - Bad At Love  -  Halsey

26 - Friends  -  Marshmello & Anne-Marie

25 - Yes Indeed  -  Lil Baby & Drake
 
24 - Delicate  -  Taylor Swift

23 - Look Alive  -  BlocBoy JB Featuring Drake

22 - Thunder  -  Imagine Dragons

21 - Mine  -  Bazzi

20 - No Tears Left To Cry  -  Ariana Grande

19 -  Love Lies  -  Khalid & Normani

18 - Never Be The Same  -  Camila Cabello

17 - Sad!  -  XXXTENTACION

16 - New Rules  -  Dua Lipa

15 - Boo'd Up  -  Ella Mai
 
14 - Finesse  -  Bruno Mars & Cardi B

13 - Better Now  -  Post Malone

12 - Lucid Dreams  -  Juice WRLD

11 - Nice For What  -  Drake

10 - Girls Like You  -  Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B

9 - In My Feelings  -  Drake

8 - The Middle  -  Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey

7 - I Like It  -  Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin

6 - Psycho  -  Post Malone Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

5 - Rockstar  -  Post Malone Featuring 21 Savage

4 - Havana  -  Camila Cabello Featuring Young Thug

3 - Meant To Be  -  Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line

2 - Perfect  -  Ed Sheeran

1 - God's Plan  -  Drake


Each year, I know less and less of the songs on this year end chart!  LOL
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on December 31, 2018, 12:41:09 pm
This is your Billboard Hot 100
songs for the year of 2018!

Each year, I know less and less of the songs on this year end chart!  LOL


You?!  I think I might know two or three, but really only one for sure.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on December 31, 2018, 01:11:19 pm
I'll wait til the Grammys (February 10) and try to catch up.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on December 31, 2018, 05:04:50 pm
You?!  I think I might know two or three, but really only one for sure.

:laugh:
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 31, 2018, 05:13:57 pm
You?!  I think I might know two or three, but really only one for sure.

I got you beat. I don't know any of those titles.

I should go back and count the number of performers I've at least heard of.  :-\

Mmmm. ... Shawn Mendes. ... Figures I know who he is, doesn't it?  ;D
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on December 31, 2018, 05:26:26 pm

I should go back and count the number of performers I've at least heard of.  :-\


Looks like random strings of letters to me.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on December 31, 2018, 05:33:45 pm
Looks like random strings of letters to me.

I just counted 18 names I recognized.

Including Shawn Mendes. ...
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 01, 2019, 06:53:15 pm
I knew 45 of the 100 songs on the list.

There was a time I would know all 100.   :laugh:
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 03, 2019, 07:20:31 am
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Captain & Tennille's Daryl Dragon has died, with Toni Tennille by his side

Ed Masley, Arizona Republic Published 6:26 p.m. ET Jan. 2, 2019

Daryl Dragon of '70s pop sensations Captain & Tennille died of renal failure Jan. 2 at a hospice in Prescott, Arizona, with former wife Toni Tennille by his side, according to his publicist, Harlan Boll.

He was 76.

More commonly known as the Captain, Dragon was a member of the Beach Boys from 1967 to 1972 before forming a duo with Tennille in 1974.

"He was a brilliant musician with many friends who loved him greatly," Tennille said in a statement. "I was at my most creative in my life when I was with him."

Dragon and Tennille met in the early 1970s and soon began performing together, with Tennille singing and Dragon on keyboards. (He would later serve as Captain & Tennille's producer.) Their breakthrough came in 1975, when they topped the Billboard Hot 100 with a cover of the Neil Sedaka-Howard Greenfield song "Love Will Keep Us Together," which became the biggest-selling record of the year and won a Grammy for record of the year.


You Need A Woman Tonight - Peaked at #40 on 1.27.1979

Can't Stop Dancin' - Peaked at #13 on 5.7.1977

You Never Done It Like That - Peaked at #10 on 11.18.1978

Shop Around - Peaked at #4 on 7.10.1976

The Way I Want To Touch You - Peaked at #4 on 11.29.1975

Muskrat Love - Peaked at #4 on 11.20.1976

Lonely Night (Angel Face) - Peaked at #3 on 3.27.1976

Love Will Keep Us Together -  Peaked at #1 on 6.21.1975

Do That To Me One More Time -  Peaked at #1 on 2.16.1980
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 03, 2019, 10:33:13 am
I was sorry to hear of the death of Daryl Dragon. I'll admit it: Back in the day, I liked their music.

But what is going on in the music or radio industry? I saw a TV commercial this morning for yet another "oldies" radio station in Philadelphia, "oldies" being defined as 1970's and 1980's (  :P  ). The commercial called the station Philly's "newest" radio station, whatever that means.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 03, 2019, 06:06:08 pm
I liked their music too.   I remember listening to as a kid.  Loved "Love Will Keep Us Together".

I would think that for most radio audiences, 70s - 80s are 'oldies' now.  Next year is 2020, songs from 1980 that year will be 40 years old.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: southendmd on January 03, 2019, 06:18:06 pm
Daryl D was 76!  Wow. 

I grew up on their songs and had all the 45s.  (Except Muskrat Love; that was just strange.)  Even watched their TV show.  Didn't they have some synchronized swimmers?

In the 90s, I foolishly included "Love Will Keep Us Together" in a dance mix tape.  It promptly cleared the floor. 
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on January 03, 2019, 09:14:31 pm
I grew up on their songs and had all the 45s

I remember 45s. ...
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 05, 2019, 01:41:05 pm
Hot 100 Turns 60! The Top 60 Female Artists of All-Time

60. Juice Newton

59. Carole King

58. Stevie Nicks

57. Amy Grant

56. Missy Elliott

55. Faith Hill

54. Chaka Khan

53. Jody Watley

52. Avril Lavigne

51. Pat Benatar

50. Anne Murray

49. Ashanti

48. Bette Midler

47. Aaliyah

46. Natalie Cole

45. Fergie

44. Petula Clark

43. Miley Cyrus

42. Brandy

41. Carly Simon

40. Sheena Easton

39. Debbie Gibson

38. Kesha

37. Tina Turner

36. Mary J. Blige

35. Taylor Dayne

34. Roberta Flack

33. Nicki Minaj

32. Cyndi Lauper

31. Helen Reddy

31. Monica

30. Christina Aguilera

29. Jennifer Lopez

28. Adele

27. Toni Braxton

26. Britney Spears

25. Celine Dion

24. Linda Ronstadt

23. Kelly Clarkson

22. Alicia Keys

21. Paula Abdul

20. Dionne Warwick

19. Lady Gaga

18. Gloria Estefan

17. P!nk

16. Cher

15. Barbra Streisand

14. Brenda Lee

13. Beyoncé

12. Connie Francis

11. Donna Summer

10. Diana Ross

9. Katy Perry

8. Taylor Swift

7. Aretha Franklin

6. Olivia Newton-John

5. Rihanna

4. Whitney Houston

3. Janet Jackson

2. Mariah Carey

1. Madonna
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Bradisson on January 24, 2019, 11:17:44 am
Interesting list. I don't agree with a lot of the placements, but I presume it's subjective so there's no reason to argue with it. haha
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 24, 2019, 11:10:29 pm

The list was compiled by Billboard Magazine, reviewing female artists from the first published chart in 1958 to current day.

They reviewed Top 10 singles, #1 singles, radio airplay, and other factors.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on January 29, 2019, 06:49:29 pm
R&B singer James Ingram dead at 66


James Edward Ingram (February 16, 1952 – January 29, 2019) was an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and instrumentalist. He was a two-time Grammy Award-winner and a two-time Academy Award nominee for Best Original Song.

Since beginning his career in 1973, Ingram had charted seven Top 40 hits on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart from the early 1980s until the early 1990s, as well as thirteen top 40 hits on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In addition, he charted 20 hits on the Adult Contemporary chart (including two number-ones). He had two number-one singles on the Hot 100: the first, a duet with fellow R&B artist Patti Austin, 1982's "Baby, Come to Me" topped the U.S. pop chart in 1983; "I Don't Have the Heart", which became his second number-one in 1990 was his only number-one as a solo artist. In between these hits, he also recorded the song "Somewhere Out There" with fellow recording artist Linda Ronstadt for the animated film An American Tail. The song and the music video both became gigantic hits. Ingram co-wrote "The Day I Fall in Love", from the motion picture Beethoven's 2nd (1993), and singer Patty Smyth's "Look What Love Has Done", from the motion picture Junior (1994), which earned him nominations for Best Original Song from the Oscars, Golden Globes, and Grammy Awards in 1994 and 1995.


Billboard Top 40 hits:


Yah Mo B There - James Ingram With Michael McDonald - Peaked at #19 on 3.3.1984

Just Once - Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram - Peaked at #17 on 11.14.1981

What About Me? - Kenny Rogers With Kim Carnes & James Ingram - Peaked at #15 on 11.17.1984

One Hundred Ways - Quincy Jones Featuring James Ingram - Peaked at #14 on 4.17.1982

Somewhere Out There (From "An American Tail") - Linda Ronstadt & James Ingram - Peaked at #2 on 3.14.1987

I Don't Have The Heart - James Ingram -  Peaked at #1 on 10.20.1990

Baby, Come To Me - Patti Austin With James Ingram -  Peaked at #1 on 2.19.1983
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on February 21, 2019, 08:50:16 pm
Peter Tork of the Monkees is Dead at the Age of 77


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Peter Halsten Thorkelson (February 13, 1942 – February 21, 2019), better known as Peter Tork, was an American musician and actor, best known as the keyboardist and bass guitarist of the Monkees.

Tork was a proficient musician, and though the group was not allowed to play their own instruments on their first two albums, he was an exception, playing what he described as "third chair guitar" on Mike Nesmith's song, "Papa Gene's Blues," from their first album. He subsequently played keyboards, bass guitar, banjo, harpsichord, and other instruments on their recordings. He also co-wrote, along with Joey Richards, the closing theme song of the second season of The Monkees, "For Pete's Sake". On the television show, he was relegated to playing the "lovable dummy," a persona Tork had developed as a folk singer in New York's Greenwich Village.

Six albums were produced with the original Monkees lineup, four of which went to No. 1 on the Billboard chart. This success was supplemented by two years of the TV show, a series of successful concert tours both across America and abroad, and a trippy-psychedelic movie, Head, a bit ahead of its time.

Billboard Top 40 hits:

The Girl I Knew Somewhere - Peaked at #39 on 4.15.1967

Tapioca Tundra - Peaked at #34 on 3.30.1968

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - Peaked at #20 on 1.14.1967

That Was Then, This Is Now - Peaked at #20 on 8.30.1986

D. W. Washburn - Peaked at #19 on 7.6.1968

Words - Peaked at #11 on 9.2.1967

Pleasant Valley Sunday - Peaked at #3 on 8.19.1967

Valleri - Peaked at #3 on 3.30.1968

A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You - Peaked at #2 on 4.29.1967

Last Train To Clarksville -  Peaked at #1 on 11.5.1966

I'm A Believer -  Peaked at #1 on 12.31.1966

Daydream Believer -  Peaked at #1 on 12.2.1967
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 22, 2019, 07:46:48 pm
Hi Chuck, do you have any preferences for the Oscars this Sunday?
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on February 23, 2019, 02:45:47 pm
for best song?  Not really interested in any of them.  LOL
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 23, 2019, 09:24:20 pm
Me either. But there is a song that is entrancing me lately. It is "Ticket to the Moon" by ELO. Have you heard it?
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: serious crayons on February 24, 2019, 09:57:24 am
I entered the Oscar prediction pool at work, and "best song" was the only category in which I was completely certain of my answer. If "Shallow" doesn't win, I'll look like Jack Nicholson did when he opened the "best picture" envelope in 2006.

I don't even know what the other songs are. I just know that one is certain to win.


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Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 24, 2019, 11:18:25 am
That is a very nice song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_efYhYU2A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_efYhYU2A)

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: serious crayons on February 24, 2019, 01:44:32 pm
That is a very nice song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_efYhYU2A (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bo_efYhYU2A)

Yes, it's great. It could just be the whole movie, as far as I'm concerned. I always tear up when Gaga hits the high notes with "I'm on the deep end ..."

This is kind of good, too, if you haven't seen it:

https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/weekend-update-melissa-villasenors-grammy-awards-picks/3905164 (https://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/weekend-update-melissa-villasenors-grammy-awards-picks/3905164)

(Facial expressions: a bit over the top. Singing: amazing.)


Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on February 25, 2019, 11:43:08 am
Does serious know her Oscars music or what?!  :o

Congratulations, serious, on calling it for "Shallow"! And what about that performance? Steamy!
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on February 25, 2019, 01:29:32 pm
Me either. But there is a song that is entrancing me lately. It is "Ticket to the Moon" by ELO. Have you heard it?

Can't say that I have.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on April 16, 2019, 07:07:12 pm
Loving the song "Ladies in the 90s", by Lauren Alaina.  The song references the following songs/artists (in this order):

Deana Carter:  Strawberry Wine
Britney Spears: Hit Me Baby One More Time
Shania Twain:  Man, I Feel Like A Woman
Faith Hill:  Breathe
Destiny's Child:  Say My Name
TLC:  No Scrubs
Dixie Chicks:  Cowboy Take Me Away
Reba McEntire:  Fancy
Christina Aguilera:  Genie in a Bottle
Madonna:  Vogue
Spice Girls:  Wannabe
Alanis Morrisette:  You Oughta Know.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on June 22, 2019, 07:57:09 pm

It may be the year of 2019, but if you look at the Billboard Top 200 chart for next week, you may think it's the 80s when you see the artists at #1 and #2.

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It's Madonna's 9th #1 album/CD, and her 22nd Top 10 album/CD.

It's Bruce's 18th Top 10 album/CD.


On top of that, Madonna's current single ("Medellin", a duet with Colombian rapper Maluma) is the #1 single on the Dance Single Chart, her 47th #1 song on that chart.

Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on June 22, 2019, 08:09:54 pm
 :o

Have you listened to "Ticket to the Moon" yet?
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: serious crayons on June 24, 2019, 04:14:22 pm
I'm not the hugest fan of either Madonna or Bruce (I like them fine, just not intensely) but it's nice to see boomers ruling the chart.

I heard the other day that "boomer" has become a derogatory name even for people who were born long after 1964. A writer at the weekly alternative paper, now owned by the regular daily newspaper where I work, wrote something that I guess some young person deemed fogey-ish and was called a "boomer." He's 31. So he's not even the oldest millennial.


Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on September 13, 2019, 07:33:07 pm

Rock Star Eddie Money  is Dead at the Age of 70


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Prolific singer and songwriter Eddie Money has died following a battle with stage 4 esophageal cancer.

Money's publicist, Cindy Ronzoni, said he died peacefully Friday morning in Los Angeles. He was 70.

"I LOVED working with him in so many ways - a down to earth man and super talent," Ronzoni tweeted. "He had a big heart, great voice and loved to tell jokes."

Edward Joseph Mahoney (March 21, 1949 – September 13, 2019), known professionally as Eddie Money, was an American singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who had success in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of Top 40 songs and platinum albums.

He was born into a large Irish Catholic family in Brooklyn. His parents were Dorothy Elizabeth (née Keller) and Daniel Patrick Mahoney.  He grew up on Long Island.  Like his grandfather, father, and brother, Money was a member of the New York City Police Department; he left after two years to pursue a career in music.  In 1968, Money moved to California.

After moving to Berkeley, California, Money became a regular at city clubs. He secured a recording contract with Columbia Records.  He recorded a string of successful singles and albums in the late 70s and early 80s.  His career began to decline after an unsuccessful album in 1983 and struggles with drug addiction.   Money made a comeback in 1986, and returned to the mainstream rock spotlight with the album Can't Hold Back.

Billboard Top 40 Hits

The Love In Your Eyes - Peaked at #24 on 3.18.1989

Maybe I'm A Fool - Peaked at #22 on 4.7.1979

Two Tickets To Paradise - Peaked at #22 on 9.9.1978

Endless Nights - Peaked at #21 on 6.27.1987

I'll Get By - Peaked at #21 on 3.7.1992

Think I'm In Love - Peaked at #16 on 9.18.1982

I Wanna Go Back - Peaked at #14 on 3.14.1987

Peace In Our Time - Peaked at #11 on 2.10.1990

Baby Hold On - Peaked at #11 on 6.10.1978

Walk On Water - Peaked at #9 on 12.24.1988

Take Me Home Tonight - Peaked at #4 on 11.15.1986
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Front-Ranger on September 13, 2019, 11:27:00 pm
 :o
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: Jeff Wrangler on September 14, 2019, 06:29:57 pm
Sad news, though I expect we will be hearing more and more of such as time goes by.
Title: Re: Music News
Post by: CellarDweller on September 15, 2019, 09:13:05 pm
Ric Ocasek, The Cars Frontman, Dies at 75


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Ric Ocasek, frontman of the popular late 1970s and 1980s band the Cars, was found dead in his New York home on Sunday. He was 75.  The NYPD confirmed that he was found dead after they received a call for an unconscious male at his townhouse. Emergency services pronounced him dead at the scene.   The Cars and Ocasek were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2018.

With a sound that melded new wave and rock, the Cars had 13 top-40 singles including “Just What I Needed,” “Good Times Roll,” and “You’re All I’ve Got Tonight.”

After The Cars broke up in 1988, he went on to produce numerous albums for bands including Bad Brains, Weezer, Guided by Voices, Bad Religion and Nada Surf. He released seven solo albums, but none had the impact of the original Cars material.


Billboard Top 40 hits for The Cars.

Touch And Go - Peaked at #37 on 10.18.1980

My Best Friend's Girl - Peaked at #35 on 12.23.1978

Why Can't I Have You - Peaked at #33 on 3.30.1985

I'm Not The One - Peaked at #32 on 3.22.1986

Just What I Needed - Peaked at #27 on 9.16.1978

Hello Again - Peaked at #20 on 12.22.1984

You Are The Girl - Peaked at #17 on 10.24.1987

Let's Go - Peaked at #14 on 9.8.1979

Magic - Peaked at #12 on 7.7.1984

You Might Think - Peaked at #7 on 4.28.1984

Tonight She Comes - Peaked at #7 on 1.11.1986

Shake It Up - Peaked at #4 on 2.27.1982

Drive - Peaked at #3 on 9.29.1984