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Discussion in 'Vinyl Me, Please Info' started by PaulyB, May 4, 2017.
This is a decent mix. I'd prefer soul be in a different side-sub, but this works.
Big fan of the Carla. May pick up Alice but with how much I’ve been buying I might miss out.
Taking this month off from RHH so I’m lookin at William Bell. Not so sure yet, will listen more
I hated Max Roach, and Carla was way too...I don't know....my Mom? It would have fit in well with her 101 Strings crap. It's like Musak with vocals.
I guess me and your mom....
This is interesting...why the hate for Max and not for Alice? I would have thought Alice was less accessible.
Alice was more coherent to me than the Roach album. I had a hard time making sense of the choral segments too. It worked for me on the Eddie Gale exclusive, but not here.
I'm not sure. I like the Alice, in fact I bought more. And I probably didn't give Roach a fair shake. I hated side one so much I never played side 2. I traded it to another member for Sonny Rollins, which I dig.
I still listen to it. I love his playing even if the compositions aren’t working for me.
Alice is way more accessible.
I’m stoked for Bell. I already have two records by him, this is a third. He’s fire and one of the great soul songwriters.
I can all see your point. During Mendacity I find myself wandering a bit. I find his drum solo detached from the pulse. They seem like unconnected phrases. It would be much improved if he kept the 2 and 4 marked on the hi-hat or quarter notes on the cymbals, or maybe a percussion backing to connect it to the pulse. I love that solo by Dolphy in that song. To me it really symbolizes the loss, pain and confusion of the subjects expressed in the lyrics
It's funny though there is a lack of steady pulse on the Alice record that I find compelling. I thought would be hard for people. There is also a lack of form, use of atypical intonation, and unusual instrumentation. Maybe there are more hooks in the Alice record or the emotions are more immediate?
What this post is telling me is that an "Impulse Me, Please" side-side-sub would be right up my alley
Don't get me wrong; I love me some Memphis soul. I just need some northern soul too.
Alligator Me, Please.
Probably the same as some get Frank Zappa but not Captain Beefheart. And some get neither.
I'd be in for that too. Similarly to Stax and Otis Redding, I don't think any Marvin Gaye or Stevie Wonder albums need reissues, but maybe some of the next level artists?
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - Going to a Go-Go?
Martha Reeves & the Vandellas - Dance Party?
What are some underrated Motown albums that could be issued by Classics? (*Paging @mcherry to the Classics forum*)
I can see that. Zappa is weird because of the complex melodies/counterpoint=Max Roach. Beefheart is weird because of the surrealism=Alice.
So far, so great!
@mcherry is hopefully enjoying herself in Savannah.
Except I really like Zappa.