Who made you grateful for their music?

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  1. thirdmillenium profile image59
    thirdmilleniumposted 4 years ago

    There are hundreds of musicians and their music that merit repeated listening. Elvis or Elton, Three Degrees or Def Leppard, they are all good. Some might have had only a few hits and gone no one knows where. Young Bloods with Chet Powers' song Get Together took music to a different level , then all but disappeared though Jesse Colin Young goes about his business. The Shocking Blues gave us the immortal Venus and had probably gone off to the distant planet soon thereafter.  Love Grew Where Rosemary went but Edison Lighthouse has long ceased to flash any light. Pure Prairie League, Gram Parsons are all top of the pops on any given day. 

    All these songs and by inference, the singers/groups will ALWAYS remain with you but how grateful are you to have been privileged to hear them?

    Which group/singer are you grateful for more than for any other?

    I shout from rooftop, "The Byrds". Who is it for you?

    1. Credence2 profile image80
      Credence2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Elton John is probably my number one.

  2. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
    Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years ago

    I like the Byrds. I also like early Elton John. I was raised on classical music, Billie Holliday, Four Freshmen, Nancy Wilson. I want to find some recordings of Lead Belly. The movie, Leadbelly, made in 1976, just aired here in LA. It is an an excellent movie with many of his great songs.
    The movie, Leadbelly:
    A song, Mr. Hitler:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQva5wK … p;index=10

        That anyone can play decent guitar, piano or sing is a miracle. I have been trying to learn guitar and it is not easy. I heard if you lock yourself in a room and practice for 8 hours a day for a year you might become decent. I have also been learning to read music to play piano. I would rather improvise. I have been writing my own melodies and lyrics. But, you really need other people to help you. Music is not a solo thing. The ability to get along and harmonize with others is so important.
        But, what you can do with GarageBand or Pro Tools by yourself is also amazing. Jim Morrison predicted the time when musicians would sit at machines/workstations and create their own stuff.
         In general, music is a very social thing. I just watched The Kids are Alright by the Who for the first time (!) I never knew much about them, except that they were very popular in high school. I was into Cream, Hendrix and Traffic at the time. I actually saw The Who just before John Entwistle died in '02.

    I think kids need to be exposed to these classics:

    1. thirdmillenium profile image59
      thirdmilleniumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for a graphic reply. Late 50s and 60s were when music took flight and changed the world. However, the only way you could listen to songs was through radio. Only some privileged few had record players and turn tables. That is probably why many top bands like the Who were not noticed by many though I think that no radio station worth its salt could have ignored songs by the Who.
      Southern rock and country rock were sometimes given a step-motherly treatment though. I cannot fathom the reason why.

      1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
        Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You should share some tune links!
        I love southern rock. I also like early Leon Russell.
        Have you heard much of John Hyatt? I saw him at the House of Blues in Hollywood after he got his back surgery. He showed us he was limber as ever. He said Bonnie Raitt put his kids through college by covering his tunes. "A Thing called Love" was one them. Bonnie Raitt was influenced by the following blues singer:
        "Sippie Wallace received nearly universal acclaim with the 1966 album Sippie Wallace Sings The Blues, which was recorded with pianists Roosevelt Sykes and Little Brother Montgomery. It was this album that is said to have influenced Bonnie Raitt to sing the blues. Wallace also reunited with the legendary Louis Armstrong, singing five songs on his 1966 Louis Armstrong and the Blues Singers album." http://blues.about.com/od/artistprofil2 … allace.htm

        PS everyone I knew had a record player. Also, I had a portable record player that I would bring everywhere. It scratched up all my records. I didn't care at the time. Most people did care. It was a ritual to get a record out of its jacket, play it and then put it away in its special plastic sleeve, which you had to buy at the record store.

        1. thirdmillenium profile image59
          thirdmilleniumposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I think the two most important people who made different music that tugged at your heart are here. They sounded different then and sound different today even after all these years.


          A most beautiful melody from a most peace-loving and self-less great man:

          These people had a massive hit with this;

          But, not many people know these songs of theirs though they are in the same superior class:

          Can you please repeat your thread you said no one was visiting?  smile

          And, yes, John Hiatt is always a dependable musical maestro!

          1. Kathryn L Hill profile image80
            Kathryn L Hillposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Its An Old Day Now.
            I need contributions! Anything old and nostalgic of era or style according to your current mood.
            - tonight I'm doing 90's.


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