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« Reply #75 on: March 09, 2016, 02:15:12 PM »

I posted this in another thread but Mac Demarco has an entirely instrumental album for free on bandcamp. He's the best:
https://makeoutvideotape.bandcamp.com/album/some-other-ones

I've been checking out that smiling man in your avatar, u-m, and found this great instrumental:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_p-rhFCN00

I also heard a great song called "Exercising With My Demons" (a sort of a Brian connection----it even has what sounds like a cough at 1:00!).

Next up for my listening pleasure is the instrumental album you linked...





 
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« Reply #76 on: March 26, 2016, 06:12:25 AM »

My favorite today is "Cissy Strut" by the Meters. If I were to make a Top 10 favorite list, this would be in Top-3 along with Sun Ra stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM
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« Reply #77 on: April 06, 2016, 05:27:09 PM »

I posted this in another thread but Mac Demarco has an entirely instrumental album for free on bandcamp. He's the best:
https://makeoutvideotape.bandcamp.com/album/some-other-ones

I've been checking out that smiling man in your avatar, u-m.
I've changed my avatar since then, but I never read this and I just wanted to appreciate your appreciation of DeMarco Smiley.




 
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« Reply #78 on: April 07, 2016, 03:05:53 AM »

I posted this in another thread but Mac Demarco has an entirely instrumental album for free on bandcamp. He's the best:
https://makeoutvideotape.bandcamp.com/album/some-other-ones

I've been checking out that smiling man in your avatar, u-m.
I've changed my avatar since then, but I never read this and I just wanted to appreciate your appreciation of DeMarco Smiley.

It's odd, because generally it's a genre I can't keep far enough away from!

But his songs are engaging and so is his guitar style and sound.

One album? Salad Days.
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« Reply #79 on: April 11, 2016, 05:01:04 AM »

Listening to Sun Ra - "Lullaby for Realville", "Tapestry from an Asteroid", "Planet Earth", "Friendly galaxy" & many others are just a few songs off the top that I consider my favorites.
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« Reply #80 on: April 12, 2016, 03:43:26 AM »

Listening to Sun Ra - "Lullaby for Realville", "Tapestry from an Asteroid", "Planet Earth", "Friendly galaxy" & many others are just a few songs off the top that I consider my favorites.

I just checked out some of his things. "Astro Black" is amazing! Thanks for the tip, RR. :=)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk5jg5fo0kc
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« Reply #81 on: April 28, 2016, 08:46:12 AM »

Sun Ra has very big discography. I didn't listen to even half of it. Maybe 5 albums but it's consistently good music. As a matter of fact,among the few where I like nearly everything.
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« Reply #82 on: April 28, 2016, 09:01:14 AM »

My favorite today is "Cissy Strut" by the Meters. If I were to make a Top 10 favorite list, this would be in Top-3 along with Sun Ra stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_iC0MyIykM


Love Cissy Strut.
My favorite Meters song is - Look Ka Py Py.  New Orleans funk at its best!
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« Reply #83 on: May 11, 2016, 04:23:49 AM »

They're New Orleans kids. Your fellow homelanders. Do you have other similar bands there? sans vocals. OK, I see this is very difficult question. I withdraw it.

My fave instra is..."backing track to "Mr. Kite".
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« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2016, 01:56:08 AM »

2 by The Houstons:

Sea of Tranquility - this is kind of dirge, dark as I like  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHKbBkO2qJE
Solar Light - in contrast, happy-sounding with some cool guitar fx a la "Diamond Head"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5UkFsHTMqc
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« Reply #85 on: July 22, 2016, 02:31:55 AM »

On learning that guitarist Billy Strange's nickname was Batman, I was reminded of this mid-sixties hit by The Marketts, a session group that included Hal and Carol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMuDT-4iA6w
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« Reply #86 on: August 12, 2016, 11:42:53 AM »

This is my instrumental of the moment:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaHuhoRmMoY
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« Reply #87 on: October 29, 2016, 04:23:04 AM »

Don't know whether Cliff Nobles' "The Horse" has been linked yet---if it has, here it comes again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McFSX8LkOqU
 
Love the comment by Hermunkle: "I don't always listen to The Horse but when I do, so do my neighbors." LOL
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« Reply #88 on: October 29, 2016, 12:36:42 PM »

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« Reply #89 on: October 29, 2016, 12:39:08 PM »

Sorry for this and the above. In making modifications I ended up with three separate posts. Don't know how to delete.
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They're New Orleans kids. Your fellow homelanders. Do you have other similar bands there? sans vocals. OK, I see this is very difficult question. I withdraw it.

Sorry, didn't see this post until now.
But you are right, I don't know of many instrumentals by New Orleans artists in the pop/rock/r&b world. In Jazz of course there are plenty.
A pop hit and jazzy is the Allen Toussaint song, "Java", performed by Al Hirt.

A couple of favorites - sorry my computer isn't working so can't post links:

Big Chief Part 1 - Professor Longhair. Heard mainly around Mardi Gras time. Big Chief Part 2 is the more famous and has lyrics.
Pass the Hatchet, by Roger and the Gypsies featuring the late great Eddie Bo. Guess technically it's not an instrumental as at one point Bo says "let me have it", and "watch out, watch out, Tim-ber!" If you like the Meters you should like this. Very funky. Think it made the charts in a few places; heard it a lot here back in the late 60s.
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« Reply #91 on: October 30, 2016, 04:16:51 PM »

Route 66 theme, by Nelson Riddle. This has recently been climbing into my top 5 of all time, and it is one of the best TV theme songs. It actually feels like you're driving down Route 66 in a Corvette convertible in 1960 when you listen. Brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGvTGb00rnE

Take Five, Dave Brubeck Quartet. Always was and always will be in my top 5, ever since I was a kid. One of the most unlikely jukebox and radio hits of all time, yet there it was, in edited form, playing on jukeboxes and radios and in college dorms everywhere in 1960. A hit record in 5/4 time, that you couldn't dance to. This is the full unedited version. Paul Desmond had one of the most beautiful alto sax tones and styles in all of jazz.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzpnWuk3RjU
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« Reply #92 on: October 31, 2016, 04:06:10 AM »

Route 66 theme, by Nelson Riddle. This has recently been climbing into my top 5 of all time, and it is one of the best TV theme songs. It actually feels like you're driving down Route 66 in a Corvette convertible in 1960 when you listen. Brilliant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGvTGb00rnE

I'd forgotten all about this theme. Sheer genius----as you say, you really are out there on the highway! Thanks for the link...
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« Reply #93 on: November 01, 2016, 05:33:52 PM »



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« Reply #94 on: November 09, 2016, 05:54:33 AM »

Larry posted 2 by The Sound Symposium at his blog, 1st is "America", Simon & Garfunkel cover & next is "Darling Be Home Soon", the John Sebastian-written song. I could post them in the Covers topic but didn't hear the either original to say if they're better. Not big fan of both bands. Joe Cocker sang "Darling" in the radio - gotta say, he has tendency of ruining ANYthing with that epic fail of voice. In short, check these: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2016/11/06/the-sound-symposium-america-darling-be-home-soon/

If you listen & like the arrangements - very neatly done imo & interesting choices for instruments - try to get the entire album "Contemporary Composers Interpreted". The arranger is Larry Wilcox who did besides it "Paul Simon Interpreted", "Bob Dylan Interpreted" etc. under the name "The Sound Symposium". Enjoy!
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« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2016, 02:57:29 PM »

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« Reply #96 on: November 18, 2016, 04:16:35 AM »

2 I like today:

Micky Dolenz "Plastic Symphony III" (such fun, took it from Larry's blog. He buys rare 45s & uploads them to everybody. 3D )
Camper van Beethoven "4 Year Plan" (I like what sounds like balalaika. Cool interplay with drums)
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« Reply #97 on: November 21, 2016, 10:29:38 PM »

Kind of dug Hal Blaine's album "Psychedelic Percussion" (hm, says 1967 Tongue): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qa8rswFKEY
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« Reply #98 on: December 01, 2016, 03:04:22 AM »

Dudley Moore - unknown tune - 18.1.09 blog post in Iron Leg: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/dudley-moore-the-real-stuff-1/
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« Reply #99 on: December 01, 2016, 03:32:16 AM »

Dudley Moore - unknown tune - 18.1.09 blog post in Iron Leg: https://ironleg.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/dudley-moore-the-real-stuff-1/

I see the "unknown tune" has been removed. But you managed to hear it first...

Might it be this one, called "Rupert's Romp"? It's not on the soundtrack album...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYQbGEQKV6U
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