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Boom Boom
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posted 04 July 2007 07:12 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Mine is unquestionably Odetta - One Grain Of Sand . I brought this album when it came out in 1963, and went through three copies in vinyl LP format before I found it on CD. It's simply the best folk music album ever recorded, in my opinion. It's just Odetta accompanying herself on guitar with Bill Lee on string bass. She has a great voice and a quite good guitar ability. I love this album partly because of its simplicity, but also because of Odetta's voice. The song lyrics are great, also. If you've never heard of her, this is her definitive album. I was turned on to folk music by my oldest brother, who bought Bob Dylan's first LP at Sam's in Toronto in 1962 - and I've been listening to folk music (as well as other genres) ever since.

Songs on One Grain of Sand:

Sail Away, Ladies
Moses, Moses
Midnight Special
Rambler-Gambler
Cotton Fields
Roll on, Buddy
Ain't No Grave (can hold my body down)
Special Delivery Blues
Rambling Round Your City
Boll Weevil
Come All Ye Fair And Tender Ladies
She Moved Through The Fair
Cool Water
One Grain Of Sand

So, what's your favourite album, and why?


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posted 04 July 2007 07:55 AM      Profile for Martha (but not Stewart)     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Abbey Road. Why? Where do I start ...

Thread drift: According to the RIAA, the top selling album of all time is .... prepare yourself for this ... The Eagles, "Their Greatest Hits, 1971-1975". Here's a list. (The threetop selling artists are 1. The Beatles, 2. Elvis Presley, and (gulp) 3. Garth Brooks.)


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Well, a "Greatest Hits" or compilation isn't really an "album," is it? Certainly not to purists...

Abbey Road: I often think about what it must have been like to hear "Penny Lane" when it first came out. The song still blows my mind, and I can only imagine what mindblowing-ness I would have experienced if I hadn't already been inundated with all the subsequent music it influenced.

For me, it's impossible, impossible to pick one record. The Velvet Underground's Loaded? Primal Scream's Screamadelica? The Stones' Beggar's Banquet? The Stone Roses debut? Lou Reed's Transformer? The gorgeous, gorgeous, heartbreaking and gorgeous The Aeroplane over the Sea by Neutral Milk Hotel?

And that's just rock. What about Marvion Gaye's What's Going On or Miles Davis's Kind of Blue or Bitches Brew?

These are just what first springs to mind. And that's only with a perhaps unjustified automatic disqualification of any album produced in the last seven years.


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posted 04 July 2007 08:18 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I still haven't heard Abbey Road or the White Album yet, although I owned every Beatles LP before those two - I brought the early Beatles and Rolling Stones LPs as they came out. Great albums, but none of them rank as my absolute favourite - only my three Odetta "One Grain Of Sand" LPs have the distinction of being worn out, one after the other. Now I have it on CD, and hopefully will last forever. I'd like to keep this thread devoted to your ONE favourite album, not your top three or top ten. I know it's difficult, but I did it.

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posted 04 July 2007 08:32 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Catchfire:
Abbey Road: I often think about what it must have been like to hear "Penny Lane" when it first came out. The song still blows my mind, and I can only imagine what mindblowing-ness I would have experienced if I hadn't already been inundated with all the subsequent music it influenced.

Seriously? Penny Lane? I love the Beatles, and a number of their songs still blow my mind, but that isn't one of them. I mean, it's basically a little ditty. A nice little ditty, and fun, and I really like it, but it doesn't blow my mind.

Strawberry Fields Forever, now...that one's a bit of a mind-blower. And of course, I Am The Walrus. I've also always liked Across the Universe.

Their early stuff is fun too, but I'm usually more in the mood for their oddball stuff.

Speaking of Strawberry Fields, I keep meaning to go there in NYC. Maybe next time. I spent a few hours in Central Park one day a couple of years ago but didn't even think to go there. The last couple of times I've been to NYC I haven't had time to go. I'm not one for obsessive fan vigils, and I won't be wearing John Lennon glasses and sobbing on the steps of the Dakota or anything. But I'd like to see the place.

Oh, that's the other Beatles' song that used to blow my mind, especially when I was really little and listened to it a lot: A Day in the Life. Here's a fantastic wikipedia article on this song. The background on the orchestral parts and The Chord are great!

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quote:
Originally posted by Catchfire:
Well, a "Greatest Hits" or compilation isn't really an "album," is it? Certainly not to purists...

For the purists (no greatest hits, no live albums, no soundtracks) the top 10 selling albums are: Michael Jackson, "Thriller"; Pink Floyd, "The Wall"; Led Zeppelin, "Led Zeppelin IV"; AC/DC "Back in Black"; Shania Twain, "Come on Over"; Fleetwood Mac, "Rumours"; The Beatles, "The Beatles" (better know as "The White Album"); Boston, "Boston"; Led Zeppelin, "Physical Graffiti"; and Garth Brooks, "No Fences".

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Originally posted by Catchfire:
Abbey Road: I often think about what it must have been like to hear "Penny Lane" when it first came out.

Lest anyone be uncertain on the matter: "Penny Lane" is not on "Abbey Road".


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Some of my most favorite albums are compilations and live albums.

For instance, I grew up listening to the Beatles' Blue Album. (And the red album too, but I think we lost the red album early on, and then we only had the blue one. Maybe my parents lent it to someone.)

And my favorite Neil Diamond album ever is Hot August Night - don't like his studio stuff much, but man was he incredible in concert!

And what about The Last Waltz? That was a live album. And another all-time favorite live album for me is White Trash by Edgar and Johnny Winter.

Yes, my parents' musical tastes influenced me a lot.

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posted 04 July 2007 08:56 AM      Profile for Martha (but not Stewart)     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
That little list was intended only for the purist.

With the advent of MP3's and now the rather easy online distribution of higher quality digital recordings, I suspect that "the album" will soon be an obsolete artistic form. People will still make music and release songs; they will even release songs in thematically linked sets. But there will no longer be any reason to favour the 45-60 minute format -- a format dictated by 33 1/3 RPM technology. I suspect that, in a few years, nobody will ever produce a CD.


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posted 04 July 2007 09:03 AM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 

Goodness, I will really have to hang on to my LPs, cassettes, and CDs, now. I've never used an MP3, not quite sure what they are, even.


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quote:
Originally posted by Martha (but not Stewart):
With the advent of MP3's and now the rather easy online distribution of higher quality digital recordings, I suspect that "the album" will soon be an obsolete artistic form. People will still make music and release songs; they will even release songs in thematically linked sets. But there will no longer be any reason to favour the 45-60 minute format -- a format dictated by 33 1/3 RPM technology. I suspect that, in a few years, nobody will ever produce a CD.

I don't think this is going to be as pronounced as you believe. You are correct that much of the 'music' that's out there will not be album based anymore. Quite frankly I don't even know why people would want most of the singles out there (Umbrella anyone?), but the
hard core music nerds (aka Audiophiles) are not pleased with the sound quality of MP3's and there are many people who are interested in buying good quality music on a good format.

It's actually been longer than 20 years since everyone told us that Vinyl was dead, but it's still being pressed and bought by a smaller market of enthusiasts. This will keep happening as long as digital music is compressed so much and sounds so crappy. Those same Audiophiles are also interested in albums, not just the singles.

Yes, there will always be a low end compressed singles market for music that blows (pretty much any top 40 music), but for real music lovers albums and the atmosphere around them are not going to go away, and frankly we don't care if Nelly's next album is only released as 4 seperate singles and not on an album.

Some Great FULL Albums that I love.

(already mentioned) Velvet Underground - Loaded
Beatles - Rubber Soul
John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
David Bowie - The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Radiohead - the Bends
NIN - the Downward Spiral
Disintegration - the Cure
Harvest - Neil Young
Simon and Garfunkle - Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme

Just a few of my favorites, sorry, don't think I can give you a 'top' it all depends on the mood.


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posted 04 July 2007 10:25 AM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
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Lest anyone be uncertain on the matter: "Penny Lane" is not on "Abbey Road".

Dang. Should have checked that before I wrote. Abbey Road is my favourite Beatles album and "Penny Lane" is one of my favourite songs, so I conflated the too. Must have been the street similarity that confused me.

"A Day in the Life" is definitely another mind-blowing song. I guess I love "Penny Lane" for its witty lyrics (rare for a McCartney, whom I mostly hate), its catchy tune, its horns, its instrumental richness, and its beautiful, beautiful melody. I guess its a ditty, but so is Sloop John B, but that didn't stop it from changing every pop ditty that came after it. As an elitist, I'm surprisingly tolerant, even partial towards catchiness and dittiness.

quote:
With the advent of MP3's and now the rather easy online distribution of higher quality digital recordings, I suspect that "the album" will soon be an obsolete artistic form. People will still make music and release songs; they will even release songs in thematically linked sets. But there will no longer be any reason to favour the 45-60 minute format -- a format dictated by 33 1/3 RPM technology. I suspect that, in a few years, nobody will ever produce a CD.

I agree that CDs will likely be obsolete within a decade or so, but serious artists (I believe) will continue to produce LP albums for a long, long time. If anything, the MP3 age will probably increase the probability that LPs will be good, because there is less necessity for filler, since single artists can make all the money they need off of sales from their singles. They're no longer bound by the 76 minutes of the compact disc sale. It's like they filled it up just because they felt it was necessary. Like that Woody Allen joke: "The food here is always so bad. And in such small portions."

Also: I criminally forgot Pet Sounds by The Beach Boys. "God Only Knows" is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever recorded.

(Aside: I also feel that The Beach Boys have the unique distinction of producing both the best and worst pop singles of all time. Best = "Good Vibrations" Worst = "Kokomo.")

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Right now I'd pick kd lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel.
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posted 04 July 2007 10:29 AM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, I also really like Lovesexy by Prince. Now that's definitely an ALBUM, because despite the fact that he's released singles from it, on the album itself, all the songs run into each other non-stop - they each blend into the next.

He does that technique on other albums too, like his Under the Cherry Moon album (which is actually a soundtrack), but that one doesn't have all the songs blending, just a couple of them are "linked", such as Kiss and Anotherloverholeinyourhead.


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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Right now I'd pick kd lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel.

I haven't heard this one yet, and I just put it on my Amazon.ca "wish list". I have an early album of kd lang, can't remember the title, but I like it.


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quote:
Originally posted by Caissa:
Right now I'd pick kd lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel.

Thanks for the good idea! I am downloading it now...

; )


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quelar: "the hard core music nerds (aka Audiophiles) are not pleased with the sound quality of MP3's and there are many people who are interested in buying good quality music on a good format."

It is true that MP3s are of lower quality than a store-bought CD, and (according to audiophiles), of much lower quality than vinyl. But MP3s are a temporary solution: as transfer speeds and storage space increase, there will be no need for MP3s: people will switch to downloading WAVs or other lossless formats. These are of exactly the same quality as a conventional CD. I have downloaded a fair bit of classical music in lossless formats: it takes longer, but it is zero effort (all you do is set the thing up and wait). As I said, the quality is as good as a CD.

I do think that there will continue to be a small niche market in vinyl albums.

By the way, I wouldn't be so quick to put down Nelly and her contemporaries. Music snobs (especially folk music snobs) held the Beatles in the same contempt in 1964.


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quote:
Right now I'd pick kd lang's Hymns of the 49th Parallel.

That is one of my personal favourites. She has aa amazing voice. But my favorite of all time, the one I would take with anywhere if I could only have one ... I couldn't pick. It would have to be a compilation. If I couldn't make my own compilation and I had to pick one of a shelf, the soundtrack to Forest Gump.

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Martha - Not putting down digital music, just compressed digital music. In a Wave format or some new uncompressed file it's a very powerful transfer mechanism (I have to admit, I am a big user of downloaded media). However I still believe there are enough people who are music fans (not song fans) that we will continue to request full albums from various artists.

As for Nelly, I meant to refer to the hip hop artist, but I still don't see Furado's music making any sort of a real impact in the future, unless, very much like the beatles, she makes some dramatic shift in her style. And since I consider her a talentless hack, I'm not expecting much.


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Of course Pink Floyd would have Dark Side of the Moon and the Wall on this list.

I'll mention some recent discoveries that I think should be among the top albums of the decade:

Cowboys Fringants (La Grand Messe)
Asian Dub Foundation (Enemy of My Enemy)
Muse (Black Holes and Revelations)
Manu Chao (Radio Bemba Sound System)


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posted 04 July 2007 12:41 PM      Profile for HeywoodFloyd     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Pink Floyd: Wish you were here (Album).

Song? The whole damn album.


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Bruce Spingsteen Live 6 album set
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posted 04 July 2007 01:05 PM      Profile for Steppenwolf Allende     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Hey, hard to say there are so many:

Of course, I wouldn't be me if I didn't include:

Steppenwolf

The Second


At Your Birthday Party


Early Steppenwolf
Monster


Steppenwolf Live


Steppenwolf 7


Steppenwolf Gold
For Ladies Only
Rest In Peace

The first generation of Steppenwolf 1968-1972

Others? Lots. Here’s a few:

Beatles: Abbey Road, Sgt. Pepper, White Album

Jimi Hendrix: Are You Experienced, Electric Ladyland, Axis: Bold as Love, Band of Gypsies

Rolling Stones: Beggars Banquet, Let It Bleed

Dylan: times They Are A-changin, Highway 61 Revisited

Pink Floyd: The Wall, dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Meddle

Yes: The Yes Album, Yes

Allman Brothers: Eat a Peach, Live at the Filmore East

Oh, whatever…the list goes on and on various genres of music over the last 60 years!

This is too tough. Laters.


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I think Steppenwolf recorded a lot of unlistenable drek. Aside from a few hits on their Greatest Hits album, I can't listen to it.
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quelar: Martha - Not putting down digital music, just compressed digital music.

Martha: Oh I understand. Compressed music has its place, and I must confess to an unsophisticated palate: I hardly notice the difference.

quelar: However I still believe there are enough people who are music fans (not song fans) that we will continue to request full albums from various artists.

Martha: Yes, but "albums" will be made of just about any length, since they won't need to be stored in a medium of standard length. Someone with a three-song concept won't feel the need (as pointed out by someone else above) to fill it out with five more songs. Someone with a 102 minute concept will be able to do that. And, given that many popular music albums (even "classic" albums) are not really concept albums but merely collections of the artist's most recently written songs, I predict that we will see fewer of them.

quelar: As for Nelly, I meant to refer to the hip hop artist, but I still don't see Furado's music making any sort of a real impact in the future, unless, very much like the beatles, she makes some dramatic shift in her style.

Martha: I am no big fan of Nelly Furtado, though I have had "I'm like a bird" (or whatever) stuck in my head for hours on end. It will be hard for any "pop" musician to have the impact of the Beatles: they got in, after all, on the ground floor.

I am sometimes inclined towards the opinion that rock music is more or less mined out.


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Simple Song of Freedom Bobby Darin

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Hey there, Mister Black Man can you hear me?
I don't want your diamonds or your game
I do want to be someone known to you as me
and I will bet my life you want the same

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Seven hundred million are enlisted
Most of what you read, most of what you read, is made of lies
But speaking one to one, ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise?

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never sung, never sung, before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

No doubt some folks enjoy doin' battle
Like presidents, prime ministers and kings
So let's all build them shelves so they can fight among themselves
and leave us be those who want to sing

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never, ever, sung before
Let it fill the air
Tell the people everywhere
We, the people here, don't want a war

Come and sing a simple song of freedom
Sing it like you've never, ever, sung before
Speaking one to one
Ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise
Speaking one to one
Ain't it everybody's sun
To wake to in the morning when we rise

The Band The Last Waltz

http://theband.hiof.no/albums/complete_last_waltz.html


A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan

http://www.sonymusic.com/artists/Srvtribute/

Lighthouse Live

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I loved Bobby Darin - I have one great album by him, and his "Mack The Knife" is unforgettable. Another oldie but goodie is Dusty Springfield's "Son of a Preacher Man" and Dion's "Abraham, Martin, and John". I've got all of these albums.

ETA: I also liked Petula Clark's "Downtown" but she never followed it up with anything near as great, IIRC.

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quote:
Originally posted by Boom Boom:
I loved Bobby Darin - I have one great album by him, and his "Mack The Knife" is unforgettable.

Oh, I agree and I so cried all the way through Beyond the Sea, Kevin Spacey did an excellent job!

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quote:
Originally posted by remind:
Oh, I agree and I so cried all the way through Beyond the Sea, Kevin Spacey did an excellent job!

I saw that film four times (on satellite TV). A good friend of mine back in high school and I listened to his collection of Darin albums endlessly. Darin was incredible. By the way, I think all of his albums are available as CDs from Amazon.


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If you liked Bobby Darin, you'll probably like Dion (Dion Di Mucci in his folk music stage) - great albums such as Abraham, Martin and John and Sit Down Old Friend/You're Not Alone . I've seen Dion perform live many times, at the famous Le Hibou coffee house in Ottawa (now closed). Fred Neil is another guy I've seen live - you may like him, too.
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By the way, I wouldn't be so quick to put down Nelly and her contemporaries. Music snobs (especially folk music snobs) held the Beatles in the same contempt in 1964.

I'm pretty sure this almost entirely not true. If it is, I've never seen any evidence of it. And while folk music fans were certainly tied to a nostalgic idea of popular music that couldn't evolve with a changing world (Case in point: folk's fallout with Bob Dylan at Newport) the analogy doesn't really hold because progressive music critics and fans were already acknowledging the Beatles' amazingness. One need only look at Brian Wilson's relationship with Rubber Soul to realize that everyone who was anyone knew that the Beatles were brilliant.

Folkies who put down the Beatles are kind of like punk fans who "hate hip hop" for no other reason except they have already made up their minds. No one will ever accuse Nelly Furtado of being inventive or revolutionary, which critics were running into each other to say about the Beatles.

The true Beatles fallout came in 1969 with the emergence of Lester Bangs and new music criticism. They hoped for a new kind of serious rock music that departed from the overly ornamented music that issued when the Beatles were done. They got their wish with Television, The New York Dolls, the Ramones, etc.


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Scott Piatkowski
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posted 04 July 2007 06:01 PM      Profile for Scott Piatkowski   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Blue Rodeo's Five Days in July

There are about a hundred others...


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Life, the universe, everything
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posted 04 July 2007 06:36 PM      Profile for Life, the universe, everything     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Tell Mama - Etta James

Imperial Bedroom - Elvis Costello and the Attractions

Fervor - Jason and the Scorchers

Avalon - Roxy Music

Moondance - Van Morrison

Yazoo - Upstairs at Erics

Saved - LaVern Baker

Anything by Big Joe Turner

Beauty and the Beat - the Go Gos

Northwest Passage - Stan Rogers

All for different reasons and I could go on all night.


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Boom Boom
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posted 04 July 2007 07:37 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I just finished watching Paul Simon receive the First Library of Congress Gershwin Award and he performed with Art Garfunkel (Bridge Over Troubled Water) and Stevie Wonder (Loves Me Like A Rock) among others*. Fantastic. I still have all those early Simon and Garfunkel albums.


*besides Paul Simon, other performances were by:

Yolanda Adams
Marc Anthony
Shawn Colvin
The Dixie Hummingbirds
Jessy Dixon and the Jessy Dixon Singers
Jerry Douglas
Art Garfunkel
Philip Glass
Alison Krauss
Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Lyle Lovett
Stephen Marley
Dianne Reeves
James Taylor
Stevie Wonder
Buckwheat Zydeco

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