February Challenge Thread

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  1. K Mack

    K Mack Well-Known Member

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    Day 10 - 10 in.

    Danny Brown - Ain't It Funny

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    Feb 10 - 10” record
    (Number one)

    Butthole Surfers - Widowermaker

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    Feb 10 - 10” record
    (Number two)

    Coil - Unreleased Themes For Hellraiser
    Pink vinyl

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    Wild Beasts- Hooting and Howling

    RIP to my favorite band of the last decade.

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  5. Yer Ol' Uncle D

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    Feb 11 - It's a Monday and we have to go back to work. Play a Blues album.

    John Campbell - Howlin' Mercy

    If you're one who feels the blues is the devil's music, the look on John's face beginning at the 1:04 mark will substantiate that for you. A man possessed.



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  6. Yer Ol' Uncle D

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    Right on! I dig Black And Blue. It's arguably as diverse a Stones record as there is - dirty rock, dirty ballads, dirty funk, dirty reggae. Well, excepting all that 'dirty', it's musically diverse.

    I like this one a lot and I'd definitely put it in the top quarter. Sometimes I wonder, when I'm ranking music by groups that have a popularity/longevity like The Stones, if I naturally gravitate to records that haven't been played to death over the decades. That might be a little bit of the appeal of Black And Blue. It also might be appealing because it's a solid, diverse record that most folks just didn't get at the time.
     
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    Blues Rock me, please

    If it has to be monday, why not start it the right way?
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    Feb 11 - It's a Monday and we have to go back to work. Play a Blues album.

    Mike Bloomfield/ Al Kooper/ Steve Stills - Super Session

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    Feb 11 - It's a Monday and we have to go back to work. Play a Blues album.

    Fred McDowell ‎– Mississippi Delta Blues

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  11. Eriatarka

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    Day 11: Monday Blues
    Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
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    Day 10 - 10”

    Jade Bird - Something American
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  14. Kris

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    Day 11 - Blues

    Big Maybelle - Okeh Sessions
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    Yeah, it's really diverse, I guess that's one of the reason it has resonated for me even after so many listens.

    I love how the Stones make it all sound so easy...and yet they are so hard to imitate.
     
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    Day 11 - sticky pudding Monday

    Big Mama Thornton w/ Muddy Waters Band - Queen at Monterey

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    "In 1952, she recorded "Hound Dog" while working with another Peacock artist, Johnny Otis. The songwriters, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, were present at the recording, with Leiber demonstrating the song in the vocal style they had envisioned. The record went to number one on the R&B chart...[and] the record made her a star, but she saw little of the profits. Thornton's success with "Hound Dog" was followed three years later by Elvis Presley recording his hit version of the song. Similarly, Thornton originally recorded her song "Ball 'n' Chain" for Bay-Tone Records in the early 1960s, "and though the label chose not to release the song… they did hold on to the copyright"—which meant that Thornton missed out on the publishing royalties when Janis Joplin recorded the song later in the decade."
     
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    Feb 10 - Play a 10" record.

    Couldn't decide between 2 so decided to play both:

    Little Simz - Project Unfollow

    Fleet Foxes - The Electric Lady Session

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    Feb 11 - It's a Monday and we have to go back to work. Play a Blues album.

    Todays challenge has made me go down a rabbit hole of my own records. Pulling out some Lightnin' Hopkins to listen to after, but first:

    Robert Pete Williams - Those Prison Blues.

    A snippet from Wikipedia - He was discovered by ethnomusicologists Dr Harry Oster and Richard Allen in Louisiana State Penitentiary, where he was serving a life sentence for fatally shooting a man in a nightclub in 1956, an act which he claimed was in self-defense. Oster and Allen recorded Williams performing several of his songs about prison life, and pleaded for him to be pardoned. Under pressure from Oster, the parole board issued a pardon, and commuted his sentence to 12 years. In December 1958, he was released into 'servitude parole'.

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    11: Blues

    Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home

    Subterranean Homesick Blues no less!

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    Day 10 - 10” Record

    In case you don't know who Tom Lehrer is, he's a Harvard-graduate math professor who got recognition in the 50s, 60s, and 70s for writing satirical and “blue” songs to show tune-style piano arrangements. Some of his songs have had lasting appeal due to their macabre subject matter and cheery delivery {Personal favorite: “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”}. This is his first album, although just as wry as ever only a couple of songs on it are familiar; this was when it was selling by word-of-mouth and he was using the profits of each run to produce the next. His next record would be on Decca, also a 10-inch, which I have not yet managed to obtain…



    Tom Lehrer - Songs by Tom Lehrer

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