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Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:38 PM

I posted a couple of tracks the other night just to break it up a bit

Music is healing for me, I think for all of us. I haven't been into my sounds as much as I used to. have a set of SP1200s, I spin sporadically... I love music, more so house and techno, being a Detroit girl and all. I grew up on 70s and 80s music of all sorts. As a Gen X/Y nerd, I delved into hip hop, grunge, techno, house, rock. I was broken up by Tupac and Cobain. My parents always had the hi fi system going. My mother passed on and I still play her records, her Whitney Houston and Billy Ocean, Kenny Rogers and The Beatles. Me and my Dad just sat and listened to some Otis Redding a week ago. He will get up in a heartbeat and come see me. He's on classical now, so i think I definitely will be soon.

my turntables are sitting next to my treadmill. Both need more usage.

but i just hope everyone is out there enjoying what brings peace to you and keeps you sane in this world. Tonight, I'm gonna pull out Earth Wind and Fire and Frankie Beverly and Maize.

"Keep on pushin" - Curtis Mayfield







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Reply I posted a couple of tracks the other night just to break it up a bit (Original post)
Quayblue Aug 2015 OP
HFRN Aug 2015 #1
Quayblue Aug 2015 #4
HFRN Aug 2015 #6
Quayblue Aug 2015 #9
randys1 Aug 2015 #16
NanceGreggs Aug 2015 #2
NBachers Aug 2015 #3
Quayblue Aug 2015 #5
NBachers Aug 2015 #7
appalachiablue Aug 2015 #8
Quayblue Aug 2015 #10
winterwar Aug 2015 #11
1StrongBlackMan Aug 2015 #12
appalachiablue Aug 2015 #13
lovemydog Aug 2015 #15
lovemydog Aug 2015 #14

Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 09:45 PM

1. here's a couple, from the genius of Quincy Jones

 

from the 1962 album 'Big Band Bossa Nova'

the first, I think captures the late 50's early sixties jazz feel 'Samba on one note'



the second, on the same album became the theme of 'Austin Powers' 35 years later, after first making it's film debut in the dark 1965 film 'The Pawnbroker'

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Response to HFRN (Reply #1)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:31 PM

4. I'm glad yall are here

Just listen and think about it..

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Response to Quayblue (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:52 PM

6. thanks for the welcome

 

here's what I think could be the best jazz recording of all time, Miles Davis 1959 recording 'So What' from the 'Kind of Blue' album



next song on the album, just as good

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Response to HFRN (Reply #6)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:11 PM

9. you didn't answer my question

What was said?

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Response to HFRN (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 01:45 PM

16. here ya go

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Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:01 PM

2. What an incredibly uplifting post ...

... to find among all the infighting and the doom-and-gloom.

Music IS not only healing, but has the power - like nothing else, IMHO - to renew one's spirit.

I spend many a night on YouTube, listening to an eclectic mix of songs from the '60s, the '70s, the 80s -along with forays into hip-hop and rap, and occasional dips in the classical and opera pools.

There is no problem that cannot be solved, no heartache that cannot be lessened, no difference of opinion that cannot be understood by hearing one great tune that touches the soul.

Thank you for posting this - a much-appreciated reminder that the movie that is life, with all of its burdens, can be beautiful - if you take the time to focus on the soundtrack that accompanies it.

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Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:20 PM

3. This is a turn in a good direction, and I will heed your suggestion to delve into whatever direction

my musical journey takes me tonight.

This song may be off on a bit of a different tangent, but Dougie MacLean's "This Love Will Carry" has never failed to uplift my sinking heart and massage my bruised psyche.

http://www.angelfire.com/ne2/moonstar/carry.html

Ignore the pages urging you to update Flash Player or any other garbage pages that may appear.

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Response to NBachers (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:42 PM

5. i couldn't load this

You have a YouTube link?

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Response to Quayblue (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:57 PM

7. Yeah, try this one where he's perfoming with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra:

I like the version I posted above, but the link seems to be a bit difficult. There are many videos posted of this song, but they just don't do the same thing for me as the first link. Try it again; if it doesn't work, click below:

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Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 10:57 PM

8. No Music, No Life. All the best and keep on enjoying what's good for the soul in music.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #8)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:14 PM

10. Amen

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Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:32 PM

11. Sounds like you have great taste

It's really cool that you like all those different genres and artists. I'm a hip-hop head, but I listen to many other types of music as well. It's healing for me too. It makes the good times better and the bad times tolerable. I miss being in Detroit and Chicago so I could go out most any night and see a show. Now when I get out for a show I get amped up. It's more special now that I do it less.

Thanks for the thread- enjoy the old school joints you're playing tonight. Fire up the Techinics soon, you won't regret it-

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Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Wed Aug 19, 2015, 11:53 PM

12. BabyGirl 1SBM was home this weekend ...

 

we were headed to the store in her car ... and I was amazed at hear musical taste. She had downloaded my entire playlist and added to it!

Whe we got back to the house, we spent about 4 hours just listening to her playlist. imagine a 20 year old whose playlist has as much Nina Simone as Drake ... Billy Cobham as Nas ... George Duke as 2 Chains. My eyes teared up when the entire Inner City Blues, a tribute to Marvin Gaye played.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 12:54 AM

13. Love Marvin, Cobham, George Duke, Herbie Hancock. Wore my parents out playing

'What's Going On". Listening to Ella Fitzgerald tonight, some Gershwin and Cole Porter tonight.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #12)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 02:08 AM

15. Beautiful!

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Response to Quayblue (Original post)

Thu Aug 20, 2015, 02:06 AM

14. I love it!

Thank you Quayblue.

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