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Nov 28, 2021 08:28:22   #
sb Loc: Florida's East Coast
 
The internet may help save music traditions. There are old episodes of TV shows, including the Jerry Lewis Telethon, that have Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, etc on them.

I have become a Youtube addict - well - maybe a few hours in the evening. One of the great things about Youtube is the wide variety of classical music performances. Even some complete operas are available if you are into opera.

Some of my favorites:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-oHLG0oB20 Carmen Fantasy with Hillary Hahn on the violin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDJ6Wbzgy3E Hillary Hahn again playing the Bruch Violin Concerto #1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uj9g-eH0uw Anna Fedorova on the piano with the Beethoven Sonata #23 ("Appassionata") the last movement starting at 16 minutes demonstrates the mastery of the piano that made Beethoven's pieces difficult to play by many


If you like classical voice, Polish singer Patricia Janeckova is special:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljvTwbxrylc Mozart's Laudate Dominum and

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdKAHp9m1Q0 Panis Angelicus (Cesar Franck version)

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Nov 28, 2021 11:15:00   #
rayclay Loc: Arab, AL., USA
 
From what I have seen of your comments on music, I'd say you are right. I don't enjoy your type now and I am not fussing about what you enjoy. Have great listening during the holidays and forever.

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Nov 28, 2021 13:01:40   #
mtbear
 
Musical genres go in cycles. In the 50s Beat music was popular, music reduced to rhythm that has come back around to Hip Hop and Rap. I have little tolerance for American Hip Hop or rap but what is coming out of south east Africa is very good, not so seeped in hatred and anger. I enjoy most kinds of music, except maybe opera and I've found a great iOs app (probably Android also) called "SimpleRadio.app". Stations are dedicated to more or less one genre and you can bookmark your favorites. I've got a phone linked by BlueTooth to a small bar speaker as my radio setup (one thing to do with an old phone).

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Nov 28, 2021 15:33:01   #
ad9mac
 
I like some classical, 50s, 60s 70s oldie goldies.
But I've come to like a lot of what is called New Age.
Enya, ,Patrick O'Hearn favorites.

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Nov 28, 2021 16:33:59   #
cincykid
 
You nailed it!

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Nov 28, 2021 16:35:34   #
jackm1943 Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
 
markngolf wrote:
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her usual ritual - "The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade". I'm on my PC. Occasionally I drift to the where the TV is and catch some of the balloons and "music". I have a fear of "real music" never being heard again. I admit to being a music snob. To me, the current monotonous music scene, is not music. It is rhythm with words. Two, possibly three chords, seems to be the entire musical structure. I was not a fan of the early Rock & Roll scene of the 50's - 60's. However, I eventually converted. My main music preferences are classical, older pop and jazz. I enjoy the required musical artistry to play my preferences in music.

I do not envision "my music" surviving, other than individual libraries of "real music". A real devastating blow to culture. Perhaps I'm wrong and far too critical of the current scene.
Culture and music have a way of lasting, despite the signs of disappearing.

What do you think?
Mark
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her... (show quote)


I'm pretty eclectic in my music choices. Don't care for any current pop music, but love old '20s and '30 double entendre naughty songs, '40s and '50s country, '50s rock, current street bands such as Skinny Tuba, some opera arias, Appalachian music, etc. I'm listening to the fantastic harmony of Pussycat, the '60s Netherlands group of three sisters as I'm typing this. There is no end to the good music that can be discovered on U-Tube if one spends some time listening. I actually saw Piano Red, the old blind albino black man playing in the Atlanta Underground back in the '70s, will never forget.

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Nov 28, 2021 16:55:07   #
rplain1 Loc: Dayton, Oh.
 
Guess I'm a contrarian - I think there is plenty of good music today. In fact much better than most of the rock from my high school days (graduated in 1960). I did like it at the time but most of it now just sounds like teeny-bopper junk. Here are just a few of my favorites of today across several genres - Hayes Carll, Sturgill Simpson, Kronos Quartet, Mary Gauthier, Shovels and Rope, Over The Rhine, Rhiannon Giddens, Robert Earl Keen, The Bottle Rockets, Roseann Cash and dozens of others.

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Nov 28, 2021 20:08:04   #
supercub
 
Agree 100%. Whats missing? Sax, keyboard, lead guitar and most importantly substance and soul.
What we have now is mass produced versions of one boring song.

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Nov 29, 2021 20:25:20   #
raymondh Loc: Walker, MI
 
Other than rap & heavy metal, I'm good with most music. Haven't seen anyone mention New Age - Yanni & Tangerine Dream make my playlist.

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Nov 30, 2021 09:36:28   #
Terkat
 
Good morning Ray,

You mentioned Tangerine Dream - check out (maybe you have already done so) the soundtrack for the film "Legend". It's one of Tom Cruise's (he evidently hated the end product) and was really quite good in spite of Cruise's presence. Never cared for the kid! It also features the fantastic Tim Curry (as the evil Satanic type creature) in the absolutely finest make-up I have ever seen on film. Yes, make-up - this was slightly pre-CGI. Very impressive.
Anyway, this note is regarding Tangerine Dream - got a little carried away there. They do the entire film score with occasional tracks featuring Jon Anderson of Yes. My favorite is the track used for the end scene / credits. Simply beautiful.
Check it out if you are unaware of the film.

All the best to you and yours,

Terry

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Dec 13, 2021 00:20:37   #
Huggins36
 
markngolf wrote:
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her usual ritual - "The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade". I'm on my PC. Occasionally I drift to the where the TV is and catch some of the balloons and "music". I have a fear of "real music" never being heard again. I admit to being a music snob. To me, the current monotonous music scene, is not music. It is rhythm with words. Two, possibly three chords, seems to be the entire musical structure. I was not a fan of the early Rock & Roll scene of the 50's - 60's. However, I eventually converted. My main music preferences are classical, older pop and jazz. I enjoy the required musical artistry to play my preferences in music.

I do not envision "my music" surviving, other than individual libraries of "real music". A real devastating blow to culture. Perhaps I'm wrong and far too critical of the current scene.
Culture and music have a way of lasting, despite the signs of disappearing.

What do you think?
Mark
It's Thanksgiving morning. My wife is enjoying her... (show quote)


Hello Mark--Yes, I agree. Music is the best way to get to know what you think and love. I was reminiscing today and I thought of a singer from the early 50's. You might know of him. His name was Sandy Solo. He had a few ballads at the time. I remember one. It was " She's dancing over head near my ceiling near my bed. There's my love, up above". Nice to remember good times. Stay well.

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Dec 13, 2021 07:04:48   #
cincykid
 
Love our grandkids but not their "music."

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Dec 13, 2021 09:36:22   #
Terkat
 
Good morning CK,

Based on your comment I would have to guess (no offense) you might be at or approaching my age of 72. At least 55 of those years have been spent significantly involved in the "music business" (several bands on multiple instruments and half a dozen actually charting pieces of music and mostly / recently producing) and as you have quite likely seen there really isn't any "new" music being produced. That is intro - verse - chorus - verse - chorus - bridge(middle eight) - chorus - outro. What is now heard are simply repetitive choruses ( yes, the spelling is correct) tied to a convoluted and likely software composed melody, Auto-Tuned as no real vocal talent exists in "Pop" music and all put together on a laptop. Recording studios as they existed some 40+ years ago have all but disappeared. It's a little depressing to us who actually live for and continue to make a living in music but all we can do is hope.

All the best to you and yours,

Terry

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Dec 13, 2021 10:09:37   #
TriX Loc: Raleigh, NC
 
Terkat wrote:
Good morning CK,

Based on your comment I would have to guess (no offense) you might be at or approaching my age of 72. At least 55 of those years have been spent significantly involved in the "music business" (several bands on multiple instruments and half a dozen actually charting pieces of music and mostly / recently producing) and as you have quite likely seen there really isn't any "new" music being produced. That is intro - verse - chorus - verse - chorus - bridge(middle eight) - chorus - outro. What is now heard are simply repetitive choruses ( yes, the spelling is correct) tied to a convoluted and likely software composed melody, Auto-Tuned as no real vocal talent exists in "Pop" music and all put together on a laptop. Recording studios as they existed some 40+ years ago have all but disappeared. It's a little depressing to us who actually live for and continue to make a living in music but all we can do is hope.

All the best to you and yours,

Terry
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👍👍 I couldn’t agree more!

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Dec 23, 2021 18:25:57   #
markngolf Loc: Bridgewater, NJ
 
TriX wrote:
Although my wife is satisfied with MP3s, since I’m a little more oriented to wide dynamic range and frequency response, I typically listen to CDs stored on 3 200 disk changers. I have an eclectic mix of classical, Jazz, R&B, 60s-2000 R&R, Reggie, Folk and Bluegrass. There is no hip hop or rap or heavy metal. For example tonight at our Thanksgiving gathering we had The Brandenburg Concertos, Billy Holiday, The Alan Parsons Project, Bruebeck and finished with a Thanksgiving classic, Alice’s Restaurant.
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Now that's my kind of selection!! Tell you what - I'll cook dinner!
Happy Holidays Chris!!
Mark

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