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    Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow Jack...

    Art Ensemble of Chicago - People In Sorrow
    Jack Bruce - Songs For A Tailor
    High Tide - Sea Shanties
    Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
    Isaac Hayes - Hot Buttered Soul
    Laura Nyro - New York...
  2. The weekend they recorded, Johnny Winter And was...

    The weekend they recorded, Johnny Winter And was the headliner; not too shabby!
  3. Not only in the audience but of the audience... ...

    Not only in the audience but of the audience...



    I was also there a couple of months later when the Bros closed the Fillmore. ;)
  4. I bought it upon its release on the strength of a...

    I bought it upon its release on the strength of a small item in the "Random Notes" section of Rolling Stone magazine some time before, something to the effect of "a great band out of Macon." I...
  5. Well, I'm not referring to matters of timbre and...

    Well, I'm not referring to matters of timbre and intensity particularly.



    Yes.
  6. I looked up my initial post and pretty much agree...

    I looked up my initial post and pretty much agree with it:





    To my ears, Hammill's singing began to change with Godbluff. He'll never be called "laconic," which is fine with me, but his...
  7. In my top three. Acid. His toms...

    In my top three.



    Acid.



    His toms sound like the heads are rubber. Great sound.
  8. This is Stuart Nicholson's view as well, one with...

    This is Stuart Nicholson's view as well, one with which I'm in agreement. Jazz rock in the 60s/early 70s was the effervescent flash of creativity and innovation, while 70s fusion was the commercial...
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    If you dig this side of Cream, check out Bruce's...

    If you dig this side of Cream, check out Bruce's Songs For A Tailor and Harmony Row, both exquisitely wayward and criminally neglected; absolutely required on whatever desert island I end up on.

    ...
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    One of the best jazz biographies I've read; Szwed...

    One of the best jazz biographies I've read; Szwed really explains Sun Ra.

    Paul Youngquist’s more recent A Pure Solar World is quite good as well, as are John Corbett's various writings.
  11. This was my experience as well. They were...

    This was my experience as well. They were well-situated within the late-60s progressive zeitgeist, but they weren't "Prog" (as it's called today). Certainly they exhibited occasional "proggy"...
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    McDonald & Giles, particularly his snare Bobby...

    McDonald & Giles, particularly his snare
    Bobby Caldwell (Captain Beyond)
    Guy Evans, particularly his toms



    :up
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    My single (UK) LP: USSR Dear Prudence Glass...

    My single (UK) LP:

    USSR
    Dear Prudence
    Glass Onion
    Warm Gun
    Martha
    I'm So Tired
    Piggies
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    I remember years ago Phil responding to the tired...

    I remember years ago Phil responding to the tired accusation that the Brits were merely inauthentic purveyors of "blooz," saying that those doing the accusing missed the point, namely that the Brits...
  15. Pretty much my take; they were a great singles...

    Pretty much my take; they were a great singles band.

    As far as LPs go, for me it's Sell Out, Tommy, and Who's Next. Quadrophenia is one of those well-regarded items whose charms elude me.
  16. Ah, I remember it as though it was yesterday, the...

    Ah, I remember it as though it was yesterday, the Cambrian explosion of "Prog."
  17. Thread: Chick Corea

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    As a leader: Bliss! (originally released as...

    As a leader:

    Bliss! (originally released as Pete LaRoca's Turkish Women At the Bath)
    Tones For Joan's Bones
    Is
    Now He Sings, Now He Sobs
    A.R.C.
    Chrystal Silence
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    Magic Sam - West Side Soul ...

    Magic Sam - West Side Soul


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZTkj8dgGNE
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    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/country-smoothed...

    https://www.truthdig.com/articles/country-smoothed-over/
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    Krin Gabbard's Better Git It In Your Soul Gene...

    Krin Gabbard's Better Git It In Your Soul

    Gene Santoro's Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus
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    I attended this show that weekend; Fox wasn't...

    I attended this show that weekend; Fox wasn't there on that night. He may have played on one of the other nights or earlier in the late afternoon. The Brothers Davies were loaded!
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    Those late 60s UK festival line-ups give me wood!

    Those late 60s UK festival line-ups give me wood!
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    I still listen to vinyl, so I don't think about...

    I still listen to vinyl, so I don't think about streaming. But, here're Neil Young's "general thoughts on streaming:"

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/20/magazine/neil-young-streaming-music.html
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    https://screenrant.com/breaking-bad-movie-better-c...

    https://screenrant.com/breaking-bad-movie-better-call-saul-end-bob-odenkirk/
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    I never knew Banks was in Blodwyn (Pig). I've...

    I never knew Banks was in Blodwyn (Pig). I've always found his playing hit-&-miss, and this solo doesn't contradict that impression. Abrahams was the shit....
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    I have no real recollection of Sha Na Na; either...

    I have no real recollection of Sha Na Na; either I was asleep or prowling the grounds, waiting for Jimi.

    re: Sha Na Na :...
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    Pretty amazing considering the considerable doubt...

    Pretty amazing considering the considerable doubt there was that he'd make it even until the end of '68.
    Happy Boithday!
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    +1 Does he play golf with the ghost of...

    +1



    Does he play golf with the ghost of Gerald Ford?
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    Laurel Pop Festival, Maryland Atlantic City Pop...

    Laurel Pop Festival, Maryland
    Atlantic City Pop Festival, NJ



    You can look it up, but the highlights for me were LZ, Jeff Beck Group (w/Rod the Mod), Savoy Brown (w/Chris Youlden), the...
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    Rodford died a year or so ago from a fall.

    Rodford died a year or so ago from a fall.
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    Woodstock was the third festival I attended that...

    Woodstock was the third festival I attended that summer. The other two are less well known, but at least the stench of garbage and cow manure was absent. Good times....
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    Hammill Nico Keith Reid Sinfield Pete Brown

    Hammill
    Nico
    Keith Reid
    Sinfield
    Pete Brown
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    Lewis's Afrological vs. Eurological thesis is...

    Lewis's Afrological vs. Eurological thesis is quite coherent, imv.
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    Other way around to these ears....

    Other way around to these ears....
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    Not really; first four LPs for me. Your Saving...

    Not really; first four LPs for me. Your Saving Grace has been OOP in CD format for years. Pity.
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    s/t (third LP).

    s/t (third LP).
  37. ....which would make it proto-Prog (or is that...

    ....which would make it proto-Prog (or is that the psych-y side of Prog?). It's a conundrum, alright......
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    Merriweather Post Pavilion, my old stomping...

    Merriweather Post Pavilion, my old stomping grounds; I saw many great shows there in the 60s and early 70s.

    Is the Laurel Raceway still there? If so, perhaps that's an alternative? I attended the...
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    I don't believe MacDonald.

    I don't believe MacDonald.
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    RIP Paul Krassner

    I suspect few here are familiar with Paul Krassner, the political satirist, 60s reprobate, editor of The Realist, and general all-round agent provocateur.

    But I never missed an issue of The...
  41. The first two LPs are nearly flawless; I give the...

    The first two LPs are nearly flawless; I give the edge to Strange Days, but it's close.



    ....and the great Harvey Brooks.
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    Terrific band, and so...uh... off-kilter. I...

    Terrific band, and so...uh... off-kilter. I usually reach for:

    Thank Christ For The Bomb
    Split
    Who Will Save The World?
    Hogwash
  43. Yes. The albums were getting patchy by this time.

    Yes. The albums were getting patchy by this time.
  44. Side two of McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond

    Side two of McLaughlin's My Goal's Beyond
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    Well, anyone with ears can hear his indebtedness...

    Well, anyone with ears can hear his indebtedness to Hendrix, but Trower doesn't suffer from the "anxiety of influence;" he synthesized a number of influences into something that worked for him, which...
  46. If so, I hope he chokes on it. I was living in...

    If so, I hope he chokes on it. I was living in Baltimore the night Irsay's drunken old man sneaked the Baltimore Colts out of town in the dead of night (after years of running the team into the...
  47. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AzmhorISf4
  48. On his radio show, right-wing speed-yakker Ben...

    On his radio show, right-wing speed-yakker Ben Shapiro advertises some outfit as an alternative to the "liberal" AARP. Just how far to the right does one have to be to believe that AARP is some...
  49. Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and .... annuities? ...

    Sex, drugs, rock & roll, and .... annuities?

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/01/business/rolling-stones-social-security-retirement.html?searchResultPosition=1
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    I smell a whitewash....

    I smell a whitewash....
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    IIRC, I first heard him on Chico Freeman's Kings...

    IIRC, I first heard him on Chico Freeman's Kings of Mali and saw him a few times in the 70s. I've got him on a number of LPs as sideman but never picked up any of his things.
  52. RIP Fortunately, he'd returned when I saw...

    RIP

    Fortunately, he'd returned when I saw them; unfortunately, Cipollina had left. Bummer (as we used to say).
    QMS embodied the spirit of those times as much (or more) as any. Music as its own...
  53. On the intersection of music, technology, and...

    On the intersection of music, technology, and inequality:

    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opinion/sunday/music-economics-alan-krueger.html
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    https://news.jazzline.com/news/jazz-least-popular-...

    https://news.jazzline.com/news/jazz-least-popular-music-genre/



    Let me guess: you were backing a singer.
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    ...and now George Benson.

    ...and now George Benson.
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    I dig the "artsy" elements, and whenever the...

    I dig the "artsy" elements, and whenever the topic of "proto-Prog" comes up I cite "The White Ship" as exemplary. And, yes, those years were the Cambrian explosion in the music.



    San Francisco...
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    I certainly prefer it to "Golf Girl." Hastings's...

    I certainly prefer it to "Golf Girl." Hastings's tenor solo is hip.....
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    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/...

    https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/anthony-braxton-interview-nels-cline-quartet-new-haven-844843/?fbclid=IwAR1eq6olDWRo2CcdO-mvCr0j-lJGiP3QZVFRJFSmkYlc0832ynNpL1rj57U
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    I caught them in '70 opening for the MoI (and...

    I caught them in '70 opening for the MoI (and iirc, Insect Trust was on that bill)



    Yeah, I can go with that.
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    Reportedly, this was essentially Wood's response...

    Reportedly, this was essentially Wood's response to Clapton when both were up for consideration to replace Taylor, Clapton claiming to be the better player.



    I can recall that when Exile first...
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