Jean Knight, a soul singer whose memorable single “Mr. Big Stuff,” a brassy anthem of female strength, rose to No. 1 on Billboard’s rhythm and blues chart in 1971, has died at 80.
HIP-HOP, knew artist, not name. cRap
My fave song by this artist, still didn't clue in for too long
Bandle #467 5/6
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THAT IS ALL. CARRY ON!
Tina Turner – Simply the Best!
Remembering Tina Turner, born Anna Mae Bullock on this day, November 26, 1939 (died May 24, 2023), the “Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll”.
The Last Waltz
On this day (11/25) in 1976, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Diamond, The Staple Singers, Ronnie Hawkins, and Dr. John joined The Band for The Last Waltz, a farewell concert for the ages.
In April 1978, The Band: The Last Waltz is released.
Mama mia… Queen!
November 21, 1975 – Queen: A Night at the Opera is released.
Mama mia… 48 years ago…
I’m getting old…
But as you all know: too young to die, too old to rock’n’roll… (Jethro Tull)
A few weeks before, Queen released the single Bohemian Rhapsody, a song nobody but the band thought would ever be […]
Souvenirs de Manu Dibango
J’ai depuis fort longtemps un lien fort avec l’univers musical de Papa Manu, que j’ai eu la chance de croiser plusieurs fois. Sa disparition laisse un grand vide dans mon univers musical. Heureusement, il reste tous les enregistrements réalisés au travers de ses années d’activité, en solo ou non, qui seront mes souvenirs de Manu […] …
I posted a review of the NOW: Yearbook 1973 Extra compilation album to AeschTunes:
Compilation Album Review: NOW: Yearbook 1973 Extra https://aeschtunes.com/2023/11/19/compilation-album-review-now-yearbook-1973-extra/ #1970s, #1970sMusic, #70s, #70sMusic, #Music, #MusicReview, #NOWYearbook, #AeschTunes
On this date, 49 years ago on November 18, 1974 – Genesis‘ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is released.
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
On this date, 49 years ago on November 18, 1974 – Genesis‘ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is released. “The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” is a double album by Genesis, released on this date in November 1974, their 6th studio album.It reached #41 on the Billboard 200 Top LP’s chart, and #10 in […] …
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
On this date, 49 years ago on November 18, 1974 – Genesis‘ The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway is released.
“The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway” is a double album by Genesis, released on this date in November 1974, their 6th studio album.
It reached #41 on the Billboard 200 Top LP’s chart, and #10 in the UK.
In 2012, the album ranked #5 in Rolling Stone’s “Readers’ Poll: Your Favorite Prog Rock Albums of All Time.”
The album tells the surreal story of a half Puerto Rican juvenile delinquent named Rael living in New York City, who is swept underground to face bizarre creatures and nightmarish dangers in order to rescue his brother John. Several of the story’s occurrences and places were derived from Peter Gabriel’s dreams, and the protagonist’s name is a play on his surname. In the 1991 documentary “Genesis: A History”, Phil Collins remarked, “It’s about a ‘split personality’ (referring to the live performance of “it.”). In this context, Rael would believe he is looking for John but is actually looking for a missing part of himself. The individual songs also make satirical allusions to mythology, the sexual revolution, advertising, and consumerism.
It was their sixth studio album and the last album by the group to feature the involvement of lead singer Peter Gabriel.
For this reason, most of the music was written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, and Mike Rutherford, with some contribution from Steve Hackett and, at first, virtually none from Gabriel.
Tracks like “Anyway” and “Lilywhite Lilith” were developed from earlier unused 1969 compositions by the band (“Frustration” and “The Light” respectively) which were likely to have been group efforts.
by Stephen Thomas Erlewine, allmusic
Given all the overt literary references of Selling England by the Pound, along with their taste for epic suites such as “Supper’s Ready,” it was only a matter of time before Genesis attempted a full-fledged concept album, and 1974’s The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway was a massive rock opera: the winding, wielding story of a Puerto Rican hustler name Rael making his way in New York City.
Peter Gabriel made some tentative moves toward developing this story into a movie with William Friedkin but it never took off, perhaps it’s just as well; even with the lengthy libretto included with the album, the story never makes sense. But just because the story is rather impenetrable doesn’t mean that the album is as well, because it is a forceful, imaginative piece of work that showcases the original Genesis lineup at a peak. Even if the story is rather hard to piece together, the album is set up in a remarkable fashion, with the first LP being devoted to pop-oriented rock songs and the second being largely devoted to instrumentals.
This means that The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway contains both Genesis’ most immediate music to date and its most elliptical. Depending on a listener’s taste, they may gravitate toward the first LP with its tight collection of ten rock songs, or the nightmarish landscapes of the second, where Rael descends into darkness and ultimately redemption (or so it would seem), but there’s little question that the first album is far more direct than the second and it contains a number of masterpieces, from the opening fanfare of the title song to the surging “In the Cage,” from the frightening “Back in NYC” to the soothing conclusion “The Carpet Crawlers.”
In retrospect, this first LP plays a bit more like the first Gabriel solo album than the final Genesis album, but there’s also little question that the band helps form and shape this music (with Brian Eno adding extra coloring on occasion), while Genesis shines as a group shines on the impressionistic second half. In every way, it’s a considerable, lasting achievement and it’s little wonder that Peter Gabriel had to leave the band after this record: they had gone as far as they could go together, and could never top this extraordinary album.
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway
All songs written by Tony Banks, Phil Collins, Peter Gabriel, Steve Hackett and Mike Rutherford except where noted.
The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway – 4:55
Fly on a Windshield – 2:47
Broadway Melody of 1974 – 2:11
Cuckoo Cocoon – 2:14
In the Cage – 8:15
The Grand Parade of Lifeless Packaging – 2:45
Back in N.Y.C. (Banks, Gabriel, Rutherford) – 5:49
Hairless Heart (Hackett) – 2:13
Counting Out Time (Gabriel) – 3:45
The Carpet Crawlers – 5:16
The Chamber of 32 Doors – 5:44
Lilywhite Lilith – 2:40
The Waiting Room – 5:28
Anyway – 3:18
Here Comes the Supernatural Anaesthetist – 2:50
The Lamia (Banks, Gabriel) – 6:57
Silent Sorrow in Empty Boats – 3:06
The Colony of Slippermen – 8:14
a. The Arrival
b. A Visit to the Doktor
Ravine (Banks, Collins, Hackett, Rutherford) – 2:05
The Light Dies Down on Broadway – 3:32
Riding the Scree – 3:56
In the Rapids – 2:24
it. – 4:58
Jimi Hendrix – Hear My Train A Comin’ (Film)
The definitive documentary about the extraordinary life of the greatest guitarist of all time, Jimi Hendrix, features new performance footage, home movies and an archive of unearthed primary documents. […]
Con este "tabaco" 🤣 voy apagando por hoy. Buenas noches.
Camel - Lady Fantasy (Medley)
My dad used to do interior design work for nightclubs and strip-clubs and got to know most of the jukebox maintenance guys, who would save the discarded 45s from the jukebox for him to bring home to me. Which meant that my childhood record collection was heavy on "music to strip to".
One of them was this record, "Honey Machine" by Canadian rock band Three's a Crowd, who broke up after being tired of being pigeonholed as a novelty band.
SJOB Movement – Stone Funk - https://amf.didiermary.fr/sjob-movement-stone-funk/
SJOB Movement – Stone Funk
“For a moment in the mid-1970s, SJOB Movement were were le dernier cri in modern Nigerian music, representing the next step in the evolution of afro rhythms."
Tribute to the WalkMan – ’79 songs
A Spotify playlist I did a loooong time ago: “Tribute to the WalkMan – ’79 songs”
October 27 2023
The word is Vision
#DavidBowie, “Sound and Vision” from album “Low”
Oh man, I love an opportunity to wheel this small saga out.
In 1977, David Bowie releases LP “Low” then #NickLowe releases EP “Bowi”
Hardy har har, good one Nick, right? (Please tell me you see what Nick LOWe did there.)
OK, stay with me…
Bowie’s LP includes tracks “Sound and Vision” (the one that brought us here) and “Breaking Glass.”
In 1978, Nick Lowe releases LP “Jesus of Cool” (“Pure Pop For Now People” for the pearl-clutching American audience) which includes the track “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass.” (Title rings a bell, don’t it?)
Now, listen to Bowie’s “Sound and Vision”
…then Lowe’s “I Love the Sound of Breaking Glass”
If you need me, I’ll be in the basement pinning strings between the post-its on my corkboard.
For some reason I listened more to this album than JD's greats. I feel like this album shows a bit more range and diversity with songs from different times in their period. I really like the live show as well, although it's disappointing that the start of Ceremony is cut off. These Days would have been a great addition as that's my favourite JD track. Is this even a comp actually?
I grew up listening to his music in the #70s because me mum was a Brit, and she liked him.
I still do karaoke of "The Last Farewell" and "New World In the Morning".
Interesting fact: Although a British citizen, he was born in Nairobi, Kenya.
The SugarHill Gang – Rapper’s Delight (1979)
Pour cette nouvelle série "Music Education" sur le blog, toujours dans le contexte de transposer mes anciens billets récupérés de Google+ ou de mon ancien blog KoToNTeeJ, c'est donc ce fameux titre de SugarHill Gang, sorti le 16 septembre en 1979 que j'ai choisi pour démarrer...
Qui ne connait pas ce titre... [...]
#MusicEducation #70smusic #HipHop #Rap
Then the door was opened and the wind appeared
The candles blew and then disappeared
The curtains flew and then he appeared
Saying don't be afraid
Come on, baby (and she had no fear)
And she ran to him (then they started to fly)
They looked backward and said goodbye (she had become like they are)
She had taken his hand (she had become like they are)
Come on, baby (don't fear the reaper)....
But seriously, Rob Fripp really looks like #jacksepticeye on this cover! Until I finally get my hands on Discipline, this album is my favourite of KC: it's really dark and loud, but sensitive and subtle when it needs to be. Said to be the first #grunge album, and I get where they're coming from. Really good album and I really should listen to it more often!
The fifth studio album by Yes was released #OnThisDay in 1972. Side one is their magnum opus: an 18 minute long gem of #symphonicprog, with many different segments and twists and turns but comes around in the end. Chris Squire's bass is brilliant and so is Bill Brugord's drumming. The latter half of And You And I is amazing and Siberian Khatru absolutely rocks. Great album!
Apparently the audio quality is supposed to be horrible on this live album, but it seems to be much better on the CD version than the vinyl version I have. What is there to say about this album? Good band, great live, and the best material from their best period. Great listen!
Not my CD but I am borrowing it from a friend. Interesting album, but nothing really stayed with me yet, now that I have listened to it twice. It's just a tad funky and the vocals are akin to that of #OMD's lead singer in my opinion. I certainly will (have to) listen to this again!
I have a lot of albums by #GrahamParker and #TheRumour but it still has to get to me properly. So far this album is really enjoyable, nicely upbeat and some really clear production. I get really positive vibes from this album!
My absolute favourite album by Yes, Gates Of Delirium is a brilliant track that doesn't overstay its welcome despite its 23 minute length. I love the "battle sequence" in the middle: it's epic. Maybe I like it so much because the album is very dense and up-tempo, I tend to lose attention if there's a lot of slow segments but this album keeps you in for the ride all the way through.
My favourite #vdGG album, the addition of the violin and its ethereal feel combined with its relatively accessible songwriting make this an excellent listen. I especially love the violin solo on The Siren Song, that might be my favourite track. The album came with a booklet of lyrics made with a typewriter by a previous owner, how cool is that!
I really liked ROckwrok and the Three Into One compilation so I knew that I wanted to find some of those early albums, and I was lucky this week that I found it at a #vinyl market. (I did get ripped off at this stall where I bought the Police album too. Expensive but bad quality media and sleeve.) I really like this upbeat punky music, drums are in your face, guitars are soaring. The songs are really catchy too!
You rarely find #vdGG #vinyl releases priced lower than 20 (maybe even 25) here so it was incredible luck that I found one in absolute pristine condition for 15 quid! As for the album, I don't really quite understand side 2 (A Plague etc.) yet, but Man-Erg is really good, especially when the song breaks down with saxes sounding like seagulls coming in. Proper chilling!
To commemorate the fact that I'll see #JonAnderson live this weekend. Not my favourite album by Yes, overshadowed by Tales and Relayer for me personally. The cover is horrid, the bad kind of minimalism, but the inside of the gatefold is quite nice. The music is iconic though and the title track is brilliant, I really like the bass!
I venture into prog rock every now and then and I am particularly fond of #vdgg. This record has got some funkyness which I quite like. Unfortunate that the brilliant Meurglys III ends in a fade-out though... I got this for very cheap, normally a VdGG #vinyl would cost you €25, but this only cost me €9. I did have to make a Discogs page for it, though. Bonus: me posing with the record and making scans.
When I put this on the first time I was met with some heavy sounding punk rock, which is not what I expected. I hadn't listened to Ultravox before, but I know I expected refined synth pop. Granted: this is a compilation album from their very early, punkier, years. I quite like the sound of this, and certainly will be looking into more Ultravox later on.
Always saw this cover in the €1 section and there were three in another unsorted budget section and I always wondered why, as the cover is absolutely beautiful and intriguing. For just €1 I was willing to take the gamble (I should more often) and I am glad I did, because it sounds great. This record shows an intermedial point between pub rock and new wave.
"I was working in a hamburger joint... when he left, I had to clean up after him": Joe Perry on the first time he met Steven Tyler
Joe Perry was working as a waiter in a fast food bar when Steven Tyler met him
I never knew what P.L.P. meant, and still not sure given the many translations, Public Leaning Post (someone you can always rely on), Platonic Life Partners, etc.
But near rhyming "pool hall" with "drug store" is fucking genius in my honest opinion.
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Listening for what has to be some thousandth time this morning, one of my favorite albums ever, released the year before I was born-- The Clash's brilliant London Calling.
A perfect record from front to back, of course.
This album is such a huge part of my youth, having discovered it with my friends when I was around 13 or 14, been listening to it for (nearly) 30 years now.
These songs are like, INGRAINED in me. They're so damn catchy and amazing. The Clash's other albums and songs are cool too, but there's something MAGICAL about this album.
I have a strong belief that the music of the Ramones is one of the best things you can listen to when washing dishes. I love a ton of their songs and go through phases, but this is my current 23-song Ramones dishwashing playlist for 2023. I feel like this is a good, quick selection of some of their early 70s stuff, mid era 80s stuff, and even later 90s stuff, bigger hits and lesser known songs, with an instrumental and a couple of great covers (Creedence and the Trashmen!) in one neat little package. Put it on shuffle and bop til you drop.
Around this day in 1980, "Rapper's Delight" by The Sugarhill Gang became the first rap song to hit the Billboard Hot 100, when it reached #36 on the chart.
Just moved to mastodon.org.uk so a quick re-introduction.
Play with #Python.
Weekends I teach #gliding.
Watched Is That Black Enough for You?!? on Netflix this week. What a tour de force! Highly recommended!
I've created this open-follow account to promote my DJ and merch-designing gig as Dads FM.
Sorry for the upcoming hashtag dump here...
I also design and sell my own merch; some designs for sale on my #bandcamp (link in bio) are shown in two of the attached pictures.
I upload rips of rare records to my youtube channel (search "dads fm" there).
Follow me here if you like smooth music and pictures of any two people together with the caption #steelydan.