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  1. fritzg

    fritzg Well-Known Member

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    This is a decent mix. I'd prefer soul be in a different side-sub, but this works.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    Ouch ^

    I guess me and your mom....
     
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    This is interesting...why the hate for Max and not for Alice? I would have thought Alice was less accessible.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I still listen to it. I love his playing even if the compositions aren’t working for me.
     
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    Alice is way more accessible.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    What this post is telling me is that an "Impulse Me, Please" side-side-sub would be right up my alley ;)
     
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    Don't get me wrong; I love me some Memphis soul. I just need some northern soul too.
     
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    Alligator Me, Please.
     
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    Probably the same as some get Frank Zappa but not Captain Beefheart. And some get neither.
     
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    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*)
     
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    I can see that. Zappa is weird because of the complex melodies/counterpoint=Max Roach. Beefheart is weird because of the surrealism=Alice.
     
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    So far, so great!

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    @mcherry is hopefully enjoying herself in Savannah.
     
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    Except I really like Zappa.
     
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