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Palama Offline
#5301 Posted:
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Double dose of Roy Buchanan while ashing up a Shark from DED:

May 6, 1978 - My Father's Place, Roslynn, NY
March 8, 1985 - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

Added bonus: neighbors to the left and right cutting their lawns d'oh!

79F / 68% RH / 10 mph - wet earlier, mostly overcast now
Palama Offline
#5302 Posted:
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Smooth Soul - Baby I'm For Real

Some Time-Life set that my wife bought a few years ago but, afaik, never really listened to the discs. Anyway, I grabbed one of the 5 double-disc volumes and took it out to the garage. As the title implies, it's that era of Soul music circa 60s and 70s that us "old" folks grew up with. Not bad but I already had many of the songs in my collection. Still, a good "harken back to the good ol' days" set.
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#5303 Posted:
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Smooth Soul - How Sweet It Is

A little more on the sappier side but a few gems every now and then.

75F / 61% RH / 16 mph - brrrrrr, hadda put on my “smoking” jacket and long socks
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#5304 Posted:
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Smooth Soul - Piece Of My Heart

I’ll be damned, they kinda “fixed” the skip in the Delfonics “La-La Means I Love You”! I know, I know, 98.2% of you don’t give a chit but this, to a music collector like me, is HUGE!

Took down the last of the outside Christmas lights. Tomorrow we tackle the tree and other decorations.

77F / 66% RH / 16 mph - a real nice day, maybe a little cooler than I prefer but works fine
glongoria Offline
#5305 Posted:
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Been relaxing to some old country while I burn down a couple of Rocky Patel's and sipping some wild turkey.
Palama Offline
#5306 Posted:
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Frankie Tripod referenced this musical genius a couple days ago so it sparked me to find something on Spotify to listen to:

Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane (OJC Remaster)

Two jazz giants. Who could ask for more?

75F / 68% RH / 12 mph - another jacket and socks night
frankj1 Offline
#5307 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Frankie Tripod referenced this musical genius a couple days ago so it sparked me to find something on Spotify to listen to:

Thelonius Monk with John Coltrane (OJC Remaster)

Two jazz giants. Who could ask for more?

75F / 68% RH / 12 mph - another jacket and socks night

very true.
I don't listen enough to the masters of this genre
Palama Offline
#5308 Posted:
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Journey - December 31, 1973 - Winterland, San Francisco, CA

First public performance. Always preferred the pre-Steve Perry lineup.

This guy shared his experience of that night:

http://santanamigos.pagesperso-orange.fr/19731231.htm

75F / 65% RH / 4 mph - overall a cool day
RMAN4443 Offline
#5309 Posted:
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The KInks - Schoolboys in Disgrace

I'm in Disgrace

https://youtu.be/_8SbZOmbZVk
RMAN4443 Offline
#5310 Posted:
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Moby Grape- Wow

Miller's Blues https://youtu.be/-yr7W1uePII
Palama Offline
#5311 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
Moby Grape- Wow

Miller's Blues https://youtu.be/-yr7W1uePII


The Kinks and Moby Grape! Two blasts from the past.

Palama Offline
#5312 Posted:
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Thelonius Monk - Monk in Tokyo

Diggin’ it! Charlie Rouse on sax killed it that night!

69F / 83% RH / 0 mph - really nice day, gave the dog a bath, probably should have washed my car too except I watched the Philly-Chicago game
RMAN4443 Offline
#5313 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
The Kinks and Moby Grape! Two blasts from the past.


Yeah, I was sorting through some boxes that have been sealed up for years...fog
frankj1 Offline
#5314 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
Yeah, I was sorting through some boxes that have been sealed up for years...fog

vinyl?
deadeyedick Offline
#5315 Posted:
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Don't Worry About Me ~Marty Bobbins

Made me remember my youth growing up in Phoenix. From a simpler time. He had some pipes.
RMAN4443 Offline
#5316 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
vinyl?

Yeah, Lots of stuff I completely forgot about...
frankj1 Offline
#5317 Posted:
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I prefer the sound
Palama Offline
#5318 Posted:
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frankj1 wrote:
I prefer the sound


Still have about 1,000 albums. I wish I had my stereo system out of storage. Sad

Then again, I’d have to get a turntable too....
Palama Offline
#5319 Posted:
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Boz Scaggs - My Time: A Boz Scaggs Anthology (1969-1997)

Always preferred Boz’ earlier stuff until “Slow Dancer”.

74F / 78% RH / 8 mph - nice day, washed my car and was almost gonna wax it but then remembered there was a football game to watch...shoulda waxed my car
RMAN4443 Offline
#5320 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Still have about 1,000 albums. I wish I had my stereo system out of storage. Sad

Then again, I’d have to get a turntable too....

Man, I'm a hoarder.... I've got about 3500 albums in storage here and there, and about 800 or so cd's...I go to lots of flea markets and yard sales and still find albums all the time...last year I got a copy of Black Sabbath-Paranoid with the poster intact...also found a copy of Pink Floyd-Dark side of the Moon with the 2 posters and the 2 stickers still intact...fog

Johnny Winter- Progressive Blues Experiment

It's My Own Fault....Applause Applause Applause

https://youtu.be/eQ72dp6dHJA
Palama Offline
#5321 Posted:
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RMAN4443 wrote:
Man, I'm a hoarder.... I've got about 3500 albums in storage here and there, and about 800 or so cd's...I go to lots of flea markets and yard sales and still find albums all the time...last year I got a copy of Black Sabbath-Paranoid with the poster intact...also found a copy of Pink Floyd-Dark side of the Moon with the 2 posters and the 2 stickers still intact...fog

Johnny Winter- Progressive Blues Experiment

It's My Own Fault....Applause Applause Applause

https://youtu.be/eQ72dp6dHJA


Many years ago when I worked in the music business, there was a 2-ish years period when I was taking home 40-50 albums a week. All the new releases so gave away the stuff I wasn’t into (...e.g., disco, MOR, sappy pop, etc...). Boxes of records filled my bedroom. My WAG is that my collection was around 3K to 4K.

A few years later when I worked for Sony and we introduced CD players, I transitioned as much of my vinyl to compact disc but keep a bunch of albums that either weren’t available on CD or had great artwork that didn’t look so good shrunken down.

As much as I love the warmth of analog, the pops and clicks always drove me crazy.
Palama Offline
#5322 Posted:
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Lou Reed - Rock ‘n Roll Animal

One of the all-time great live albums.

72F / 87% RH / calm winds but didn’t get around to washing my wife’s car...maybe tomorrow
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#5323 Posted:
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Palama wrote:
Lou Reed - Rock ‘n Roll Animal

One of the all-time great live albums.

72F / 87% RH / calm winds but didn’t get around to washing my wife’s car...maybe tomorrow


Lou Reed-Sweet Jane............From Rock 'n Roll Animal, my favoritist version


https://youtu.be/7FdWPeHFAMk
dstieger Offline
#5324 Posted:
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Never kept any sort of track of concerts I went to...starting back around '75...tried to make a list, but CRS is winning. I do remember that one of the first few was Steve Miller, but can't for life of me remember who opened.

Steve Miller - Fly Like an Eagle


Jim Gaffigan was on Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and was incredulous that a talent as great as Stevie Guitar Miller could have made Abracadabra...lol
dstieger Offline
#5325 Posted:
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Brownsville Station - Yeah

Opened for Aerosmith in 77 or 78. Was pleased to find they were more than just Smokin in the Boys' Room....in fact, they were better than Aerosmith ...that Draw the Line tour....they were closing in on the bottom...fast. Tyler was so fd up he could barely sing
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#5326 Posted:
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I saw Aerosmith in 77 or 78, and Styx opened for them....I really do not like Styx at all, but they completely blew the doors off Aerosmith
Steven Tyler forgot the words to Dream On, and they restarted it 3 times before Tyler fell asleep/PASSED OUT sitting on the drum riser.....by far the WORST show I evah saw
dstieger Offline
#5327 Posted:
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Saw Styx around same time -- think they were touring Pieces of Eight...was a good show. Glad I didn't wait any longer. Grand Illusion was the last album that I liked. I still really enjoy the earlier stuff...Crystal Ball and Equinox both have stood the test of time, IMO...

been trying to remember who opened for Styx....I'm thinking it was either Starz or maybe Golden Earring
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#5328 Posted:
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Allman Brothers Band - June 27, 1971 - Fillmore East, NY, NY
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#5329 Posted:
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Country Comfort - We Are The Children

Hawaiian Local Contemporary album from 1974. Their mellow, sometimes jazzy sound made them as popular as Cecilio & Kapono and Kalapana but drugs (...what else?...) would do them in.

72F / 82% RH / 0 mph - nice but cool day
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#5330 Posted:
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Chicago (aka Chicago II)

Not entirely sure why this one seemed to fall between the cracks for me. I listened to Chicago a LOT until I had to quit at X. But of the first seven studio albums, II and III just didn't get enough listens. Maybe because the big hits were avail on IX and on Carnegie Hall....or maybe because the younger drug-addled me just couldn't really appreciate the depth and complexity of songs like The Road or In the Country. wow
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#5331 Posted:
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Dad went to high school with Pankow the trombone player. Family legend is Dad was asked to drum for a new group which eventually became Chicago Transit Authority, later Chicago. Grandma didn't want him wasting his time so didn't give him the message until 30yrs later.
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#5332 Posted:
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So I was thiiiiiis close to being born rich....or some groupie's b@5tard son. Either/or
dstieger Offline
#5333 Posted:
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Cool story. Pankow's name isn't well known, but he was vital....huge talent
Sunoverbeach Offline
#5334 Posted:
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Ever listen to Cold Blood? Similar assembly with a few not well known albums out there. Sysiphus is the one I feel like they struck lightning with though.
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#5335 Posted:
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dstieger wrote:
Cool story. Pankow's name isn't well known, but he was vital....huge talent


+1

While many wouldn’t know who James Pankow, Walter Parazaider, or Lee Loughnane are, they certainly know their sound.

Same for Stephen Kupka, Mic Gillette, Emilio Castillo or Lenny Pickett of Tower of Power fame.
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Ever listen to Cold Blood? Similar assembly with a few not well known albums out there. Sysiphus is the one I feel like they struck lightning with though.


I didn’t get into Cold Blood till “Thriller” but worked my way backwards.

And back then, Lydia wasn’t too bad looking....
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#5337 Posted:
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Liked Thriller but just a little too polished, like they'd lost some of the soul. Of course could just be I was heavy into the first couple albums at an age when I was pulling my musical head out of my azz. You always remember your first loves
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#5338 Posted:
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Liked Thriller but just a little too polished, like they'd lost some of the soul. Of course could just be I was heavy into the first couple albums at an age when I was pulling my musical head out of my azz. You always remember your first loves


Maybe the switch to the Reprise record label had something to do with their change of musical direction? I think when they were on Fillmore Records, Bill Graham probably gave them more artistic license than when they signed onto Corporate America.
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George Winston - Winter Into Spring

Been awhile since I listened to some New Age solo piano music.
Sunoverbeach Offline
#5340 Posted:
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D@mn corporate America. Da Man always stealing all the soul
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Humble Pie- Smokin'

Thirty Days in the Hole

https://youtu.be/MO0l36nEvCc
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#5342 Posted:
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Humble Pie- Smokin'

Thirty Days in the Hole

https://youtu.be/MO0l36nEvCc
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Spotify - Radiohead
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#5344 Posted:
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Lee Scratch Perry - The black album
Palama Offline
#5345 Posted:
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A couple of compilation a cappella discs while smoking this Leon Jimenes Churchill Deluxe from Jespear

The Blenders - quartet based out of Minneapolis, been a fan of theirs since the early 2000s
The Nylons - read a review in “Digital Audio” magazine in 1986, sought out and got “One Size Fits All” and “Seamless”, at the time, Japan-only CDs

72F / 81% RH / 13 mph - a bit of rain but nothing like yesterday’s downpour in town
Palama Offline
#5346 Posted:
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A 2-disc comp set called “Guitar Solos” with, as you might be able to guess, songs featuring some of my favorite guitar solos. Artists include:

John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers
Cream
Jeff Beck
Jimi Hendrix
Boz Scaggs with Duane Allman
Blind Faith
Eric Clapton
Stephen Stills
Free
Santana
Steely Dan
Allman Brothers
Neil Young
Lynyrd Skynyrd
Rolling Stones
Lou Reed
Roy Buchanan
Eagles
SRV

75F / 90% RH / 6 mph - intermittent showers today
Sunoverbeach Offline
#5347 Posted:
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Going heavier today gents. System of a Down - 1st album.

Drowns out the voices in my head
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#5348 Posted:
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And inspired by Palama's guitar solo list, "The Fillmore is proud to welcome back some old friends with a brand new name, A Band of Gypsy's!"
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
And inspired by Palama's guitar solo list, "The Fillmore is proud to welcome back some old friends with a brand new name, A Band of Gypsy's!"


Saw Jimi’s last US performance here in Hawaii on August 1, 1970. It was billed as the “The Jimi Hendrix Experience” with Billy Cox and Mitch Mitchell. I still have the handbill for the show.
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Van Morrison - Dark Knight of the Soul - September 15, 1988, Ulster Hall, Belfast, IRE

Nice FM recording.

74F / 87% RH / calm evening, beautiful day
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