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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 29 Aug 2020, 19:53

Very acceptable.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 29 Aug 2020, 20:10

Hmm, it was alright but kind of just washed over / past me. Will give it another go.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Lord Rother » 29 Aug 2020, 20:18

Symphonic metal from Finland - bit over long but it has everything you would expect from the sub-genre. Very good in places.

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 29 Aug 2020, 22:09

Today's listening:

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Good Night Dallas, Texas » 29 Aug 2020, 22:33

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 29 Aug 2020, 23:28

Following suit, today's listening


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 29 Aug 2020, 23:57

John aka Josh wrote:
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Looks interesting JJ













Something for the bedside headphones:

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Absolutely delightful

Goodnight all





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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby Carlisle Wheeling » 30 Aug 2020, 11:06

Sunday morning....

While you're a listenin'
These words will I say
Cling to today with its joy
And its sorrow
You'll need all your memories
When youth melts away.


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Aug 2020, 14:56

NP

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Aug 2020, 18:41

Does music (and hair) get much better

Rob and the boys with his mum driving the van









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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 30 Aug 2020, 20:42

C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:
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Looks interesting JJ











It's fine enough, but not essential. Harry Oster recordings from 1959, it includes the first recordings of Hogman Maxey, Otis Webster and Guitar Welch who are all at least competent, but not as glorious as Robert Pete Williams who also made his first recordings on this same visit to Angola by Oster. I think Oster wanted to document traditional blues and was primarily interested in the lyrics, particularly on the impact recordings of blues and rhythm and blues had had on them.

Later on in the summer on '59 he went to New Orleans and made the first recordings of Snooks Eaglin, getting him to accompany himself on solo acoustic guitar and trying to get him to play old songs . Snooks himself wanted to be recording contemporary songs and with an electric band.


I've been on a bit of blues kick for the last six weeks, mainly playing my vinyl and mainly acoustic rather than electric. Probably the first time I've played Southern Prison Blues for thirty years.
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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Aug 2020, 20:44

This evening's listening:

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Aug 2020, 20:48

John aka Josh wrote:
C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:
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Looks interesting JJ











It's fine enough, but not essential. Harry Oster recordings from 1959, it includes the first recordings of Hogman Maxey, Otis Webster and Guitar Welch who are all at least competent, but not as glorious as Robert Pete Williams who also made his first recordings on this same visit to Angola by Oster. I think Oster wanted to document traditional blues and was primarily interested in the lyrics, particularly on the impact recordings of blues and rhythm and blues had had on them.

Later on in the summer on '59 he went to New Orleans and made the first recordings of Snooks Eaglin, getting him to accompany himself on solo acoustic guitar and trying to get him to play old songs . Snooks himself wanted to be recording contemporary songs and with an electric band.


I've been on a bit of blues kick for the last six weeks, mainly playing my vinyl and mainly acoustic rather than electric. Probably the first time I've played Southern Prison Blues for thirty years.


Thanks for the comprehensive reply JJ

Very informative

Good old Snooks!








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I haven't played this for nigh on 30 years!




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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 30 Aug 2020, 20:51

Today's selection;


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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Aug 2020, 21:23

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I love Ravi Shankar.

This is an interesting one!

Released in the mid 80s it's very experimental with Ravi playing synthesiser as well as the usual sitar.

It contains a number of interesting g guests including Swapan Chaudhuri - probably one of the best tabla players of all time.

Also on the record are Ric Parnell of Atomic Rooster, Al Cooper and George Harrison and Patrick O'Hearn of Zappa fame!

Released through Peter Baumann's [Kraftwerk] label I recall

An interesting album but I much prefer the classical stuff.









NP [one of my faves] - try it!

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 30 Aug 2020, 21:23

John aka Josh wrote:Image


I love Ravi Shankar.

This is an interesting one!

Released in the mid 80s it's very experimental with Ravi playing synthesiser as well as the usual sitar.

It contains a number of interesting g guests including Swapan Chaudhuri - probably one of the best tabla players of all time.

Also on the record are Ric Parnell of Atomic Rooster, Al Cooper and George Harrison and Patrick O'Hearn of Zappa fame!

Released through Peter Baumann's [Kraftwerk] label I recall

An interesting album but I much prefer the classical stuff.









NP [one of my faves] - try it!

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 30 Aug 2020, 23:35

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Cracking line up!
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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby slightbreeze » 30 Aug 2020, 23:45

John aka Josh wrote:
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Cracking line up!

Not so sure about the Manassas album. Obviously going to be difficult following the peerless debut, but this is just plain weak, a mish mash of badly written songs going nowhere. I could have cried when I first heard it ....out of frustration. The start of Stills' rapid decline

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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby John aka Josh » 30 Aug 2020, 23:56

C wrote:
John aka Josh wrote:Image


I love Ravi Shankar.

This is an interesting one!

Released in the mid 80s it's very experimental with Ravi playing synthesiser as well as the usual sitar.

It contains a number of interesting g guests including Swapan Chaudhuri - probably one of the best tabla players of all time.

Also on the record are Ric Parnell of Atomic Rooster, Al Cooper and George Harrison and Patrick O'Hearn of Zappa fame!

Released through Peter Baumann's [Kraftwerk] label I recall

An interesting album but I much prefer the classical stuff.









NP [one of my faves] - try it!

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Yes, the Tana Mana album isn't a corker, was disappointed on first listen and though subsequent plays have revealed more, it is far from top drawer Shankar.





My most played Shankar album is
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as I can play it while doing other activities (marking, prepping work or even reading) and I do like it immensely.


Better than that, though less played, I have

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which I don't like to play in the background, they're too good - magical - and I like to try and immerse myself in them.




Thanks for the heads up on A Morning Raga/An Evening Raga, will give it a play when I have the time to do it justice.
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Re: REAP CORNER

Postby C » 31 Aug 2020, 00:10

slightbreeze wrote:
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Not so sure about the Manassas album. Obviously going to be difficult following the peerless debut, but this is just plain weak, a mish mash of badly written songs going nowhere. I could have cried when I first heard it ....out of frustration. The start of Stills' rapid decline


I was waiting for that.

Admittedly, it can't match the first one which is one of the finest album of all time to my ears.

That said, despite the internal problems at the time and Stills' ego, there are some very strong tracks on it.

I find it difficult to detect too many 'badly written songs'





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