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« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2017, 09:14:37 AM »

Also, about 808's I think you kinda need to be a Kanye fan to even understand where it comes from. Do you like his early stuff? Otherwise I wouldn't recommend 808's as a starting point at all.

Oh my goodness then I think I have a problem, lol. I hardly know who he is----I'm certainly not familiar with his music. Although people around me are saying he's really good. Where would you suggest I start?
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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2017, 10:34:58 AM »

Also, about 808's I think you kinda need to be a Kanye fan to even understand where it comes from. Do you like his early stuff? Otherwise I wouldn't recommend 808's as a starting point at all.

Oh my goodness then I think I have a problem, lol. I hardly know who he is----I'm certainly not familiar with his music. Although people around me are saying he's really good. Where would you suggest I start?

1. Leave all preconceptions at the door
2. The College Dropout, his excellent soul-infused debut. Then proceed forwards chronologically if you like what you hear.

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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2017, 12:48:25 PM »

Also, about 808's I think you kinda need to be a Kanye fan to even understand where it comes from. Do you like his early stuff? Otherwise I wouldn't recommend 808's as a starting point at all.

Oh my goodness then I think I have a problem, lol. I hardly know who he is----I'm certainly not familiar with his music. Although people around me are saying he's really good. Where would you suggest I start?

1. Leave all preconceptions at the door
2. The College Dropout, his excellent soul-infused debut. Then proceed forwards chronologically if you like what you hear.

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Thanks, Ovi. It's lined up for the coming days....
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« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2017, 06:27:52 PM »

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« Reply #29 on: October 04, 2017, 08:51:14 AM »

Larry posted "Take Me For A Little While" by The Koobas in his blog. Believe it or not, didn't hear this song before, any rendition. But since I like comparing, I did what Larry said, checked the versions by Evie Sands, Trade Martin (songwriter), Cher, Dusty Springfield etc. Evie sings with desperation, like she really means what she says, really going to get the guy back - not good, dislike too expressive leads usually. Dusty sings like she's crying - too degrading, dislike also (btw, don't like her voice - hers, Urge Overkill's & "Surf Rider" were the 3 bad songs during "Pulp Fiction". The remainder's great). Trade's OK. Cher's indifferent - gotta say, I don't like her voice (don't care for Sonny either). Doesn't help it's got that foul "snore" percussion. The others - girl groups which I'm no fan at all.
The Koobas did it nicely, it's faster & catchier but funnily, despite liking harpsichord, I didn't like it here. The song's not my bag. Why add the ethereal "oohs"? Wish at least smb. didn't include it. Alas, it's important in this type song, isn't it? Roll Eyes Besides, the (pre-)chorus Larry describes as "the kind of dramatic tension perfect for soul balladry" is precisely the thing I hate (rare disagreement with the blogger Smiley). Anyhoo, just some song I found that fits the topic.
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