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Discussion in 'Vinyl Me, Please Info' started by PaulyB, May 4, 2017.
That's how I ended up with a hookah in college. :shrug:
This, so much this. Need Courtney Marie, UGK, and Griffin as well.
MAN this Archie Shepp is fantastic!
Still so in love with this album.
Are you me? I grew up with parents who loved country and barely knew any other music existed before I was like 10 years old. I resent country music and I don't consider my bias irrational lol. I really do believe that popular country music, especially everything I've had the displeasure to hear that's come out since around the turn of the millennium, is legitimately an inferior genre of music, not just "not for me," but objectively bad.
I do like Willie Nelson, because he transcends country music. And some Patsy Cline songs. Johnny Cash is cool. But it's reaaallly slim pickins for me after that. I'm sure if I really wanted to expend a ton of energy I could listen to some recommendations, hidden gems, etc. but it's not really worth the effort to me.
I do really like when the Stones or Bob Dylan do country-influenced stuff, go figure.
Steam Pts. 1 and 2 speak to me on some ancient, primordial level. Don't know why.
Have you listened to Sturgill Simpson? I think he transcends country and his lyrics are really great as well.
I also love when the Stones made homages to country music. Also, Dylan really showed off that he has a range to his singing voice during his crooning phase.
Well, we both do share an overwhelming affinity for the works of Julius Pepperwood and all subsequent Zombie related humor.
Sooo...yeah, very possible.
On my death bed, I imagine I will have but one regret: not signing up for Classics early enough to get Shepp and Hooker.
Well damn. In that case we may have to make a run to discogs so it won't be your life's one big regret.
whoever did Griffin....just, why bother?
so sick of half-assed entries
Ha! Alright, alright. It was 3 am. I just wanted to get the release logged in. You're more than welcome to add in some details.
Just popping in to say I finally listened to JLH today, and damn!
You forgot to heap praise on Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings and Ashley Monroe and Kacey Musgraves.
There’s a lot of great country and Americana performers and a lot of bad ones. Just like there are tons of great jazz performers and some really mediocre ones. The Wynton marsalis’ come to mind.
@DavidA I have to agree with @lee newman here. Have you heard Wynton Marsalis and Eric Clapton at the Lincoln Center? God, what a great album!
In fact, it should be an AOTM...paging @thestorfer
Is Kenny G. even jazz though? He borders on smooth instrumental pop in the vein of those Bobby Hacket/Jackie Gleason albums from the mid-50’s on the Capital label.
I mean if Glasper’s art science is, then Kenny G can be. Most people think he is & Smooth jazz is still jazz.
Yeah, but at least Glasper’s work has a soul and isn’t processed like velveta cheese.
You know we agree on Kenny G right?
I’ve always been curious about the hate Wynton gets. And does it extend to the whole clan?
I have so much to learn
I've never heard anyone speak ill of Wynton as a player; he's a skilled dude. Black Codes (from the Underground) is one of the best jazz albums of the 80s. Much of the hate is his politics in the jazz world. From his alignment with Stanley Crouch, the derision of Miles' electric period, and his push of trad Jazz, the belief the Lincoln Center is sterile, etc. I guess there's also the belief that he abandoned NOLA for New York early on; not sure if that's true, I think it was kind of required at the time he came up. I have a book about it called Blue: The Murder of Jazz that explains some of the politics of it, but most of it was over my head.
Ellis is a legend and Branford is great too. Dont really know the other two brothers. Don't believe Wynton's politics really affected the rest of the family's legacy. They are considered the first family of Jazz though.