What are you listening to? The world really needs to know. #5

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mjp

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Gainsbourg [...] realized the significance of Reggae back in the mid-70s, when - (in Europe that is) - barely anyone did.
Musicians we pretty quick to warm up to reggae music in the late 60s/early 70s, so that doesn't surprise me. It was regular people who shrugged their shoulders and said, "I don't get it."

In 1972 John Lennon was telling the crowd at Madison Square Garden, "This is reggae, you'll be hearing it everywhere soon." Didn't quite work out like that, but that's how enthusiastic a lot of musicians were. I mean, a new rhythm - a new style of music doesn't come along every day, so it makes sense that musicians would gravitate toward it and be interested in it.

Meanwhile...

Ites green and gold it's the rainbow, it's a curious thing...

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PhillyDave

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There's this by Tina S. Pretty impressive for a 14 girl.


Then she goes and does this!

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Feeling wistful... this time 2 Saturdays ago was at the Barrowlands in Glasgow ( an old ballroom venue and a bit of a dive, but a glorious dive, with a fantastic history) with friends, watching The Cult - their 30yr anniversary give or take. A brilliant show - original bassist Jamie Stewart came on as a surprise very early too, I last seen them, same venue 1985! It was mostly their 3rd album Electric that they performed. So...

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Must have bee a different listing for the US Love album Philly Dave, was bit sad though as had to leave at last songs, they wouldn't have got out alive if they hadn't performed Rain and She Sells Sanctuary as an encore - had to run for my train! my friends were staying over at a hotel. Me, I grabbed a tray of chips and curry sauce from a chip shop and ran through Glasgow town centre to catch the last train home.
 

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Remembrance Day today, with love and sadness for all the people who have lost their lives, military and civilians and to Wilfred Owen and many others for helping to expose the facade:
 
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Skygazer

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also love this, but why the hell Roachford's Cuddly Toy come's into my head the last 40 secs or so, I have no clue, it's a nightmare!
Plus they're fantastic, but sadly, really don't look much like bad company anymore... still.
 

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To the beautiful Miss Debbie Harry and the first album I ever bought (Woolworths). For never taking the talent she had seriously and to Madonna who could never match her.

 

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My friend who works at an independent guitar/instrument shop makes microphones out of old telephones, the ones that are heavy and have the cioled wire. A buncha famous people have them including the lovely Miss Harry. My friend was going to put a white earpiece and mouthpiece on a black handle (a la Parallel Lines) but she just wanted the mic black. Go figure.

In keeping w/ the striped theme:

 

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Good songs (and grooves) never die:
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mjp

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You can't say the Jamaicans aren't thrifty with their songs.

Seems like every Studio One record was remade when rock steady and then reggae came on the scene. The Wailers re-recorded a ton of tracks (some multiple times), and Marley was remaking his Studio One-era tunes on his albums up through 1978 and probably in the studio right up until he died.

And Ken Boothe - what can you say? It's hard to keep a train song down.
 
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