When not playing Reggae I immediately turn to........

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Postby Mark T » Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:42 pm

Blue Note jazz
Miles Davis
John Coltrane
Art Ensemble of Chicago
David Bowie
Paul Weller
Arthur Alexander (I only have one but it's a hit everytime.)
Early Roxy Music
Tom Waits
Captain Beefheart
Morrisey (Most particularly Vauxhall and I)
Clash and other punky type stuff

There is so much good stuff out there.
I will also get loads of cds out of the library and give them a listen.
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Postby diana » Thu Dec 23, 2004 9:13 pm

Jazz (Miles Davis, Coltrane, Herbie Hancock, Ornette Coleman, Medeski Martin and Wood, Erik Truffaz ...)
Brasilian or spanish guitar ( Baden Powell, Toquinho, Vinicius de Moraes, Paco de Lucia...)
+ Public Enemy + some good elektro + Balkan music
The best : ALI FARKA TOURE :oops:
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Postby Mark T » Fri Dec 24, 2004 12:55 am

Diana, at Edmonton's Jazz City in 2003 I saw both Modeski, Martin and Wood and Erik Truffaz knowing nothing about them and experienced two wonderful concerts.
MM&W played at our newish concert hall which has superb acoustics (apparently one of the best in the world). The bass player - don't know who he is - played acoustic bass totally unamplified at the front of the stage and it could be clearly heard everywhere - amazing.
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Postby Ital Dokta » Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:15 am

At the risk of completely spoiling my rep here (such as it is), lately I've been turning to the music of my reckless teen years for a bit of light listening/nostalgia in between reggae sessions...80's pop, the cheesier and more disposable the better (no hair bands, however). Currently playing on Live365: John Cougar Mellencamp, "Pink Houses".
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Postby Chocolate Soldier » Fri Dec 24, 2004 1:17 am

Model glue
With a sterno chaser
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i turn to afro-x

Postby will-I » Fri Dec 24, 2004 5:28 am

I love all funky african music and soul/funk

LA Carnival
Fela/Femi
Tony Allen
Antibalas
Mickey and the soul Generation
Manu Dibango
Hugh Masekela
Cymande
Matata
Orlando Julius
and a bunch of obscure african funky artists

its funny i have recently observed that i pretty much only listen to black music
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Postby Fargo » Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:03 pm

Yes deep soul, yes RnB etc but right now I turn to the works of Mr. Jerry Lee Lewis in his mid 60s Country period singing Wine Me Up, You Went Out Of Your Way (To Walk On Me) and so forth. This is very solid, nourishing stuff.
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Postby Ash » Fri Dec 24, 2004 4:21 pm

Well for me it's 60's Garage/Psychedelia...or anything whimsical and floaty...
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Postby nafet » Sat Dec 25, 2004 3:21 pm

lately been listening to much stuff on this label. latest mr scruff mix is well worth checking, traverses through heaps of genres.
often spin some older hip hop, heiroglyphics, the pharcyde, wu-tang solo projects and some french things.
west african artists orchestra baobab, cheik lo, infang bondi...also been enjoying the ethiopiques compilations.
often listen to middle eastern/north african - dhafer youssef in particular lately has some really interesting stuff.
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Postby Lord Dubious » Sat Dec 25, 2004 6:36 pm

electronic type of things. the skam label is consistently pleasing of late.
hip hop. lots of stones throw.
funk. daptone is kinda running things.

nice to see wolfgang press represented! everything thru "queer" is v. good. nice combo of sampling/sequencing and live instrumentation.
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Postby Ekki » Sun Dec 26, 2004 8:56 pm

It always depends on my mood...
Just had a Fellow Travellers phase before Christmas, playing all their albums again and again and finally doin' a comp. with my faves.
Btsides that, been playing lots of Soul, 50's Rock'n'Roll, 60's Garage and 40's R&B lately.
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Postby DrSuperlove » Sun Dec 26, 2004 9:11 pm

most everything

is there a good reason to confine yourself to a few genres and periods?
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