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Originally Posted by JSUL View Post

The Mason Williams Phonograph Record.

Classical Gas, anyone?

OK...........

Since no one else responded to this, here is the bit of historical footage. 'Classical Gas' as aired on the 'Smother's Brothers Comedy Hour' in June 1968 was unparallelled and a point of reference for many who experienced it. Here is one of the all time best selling instrumentals set to “3000 years of art indelibly etched in their brains in 3 minutes!” Hope some will enjoy.


http://vimeo.com/612081#
Edited by citizen arcane - 6/5/13 at 5:40pm
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Arc Angels

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Originally Posted by citizen arcane View Post

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Originally Posted by JSUL View Post

The Mason Williams Phonograph Record.

Classical Gas, anyone?

OK...........

Since no one else responded to this here is the bit of historical footage. 'Classical Gas' as aired on the 'Smother's Brothers Comedy Hour' in June 1968 was unparallelled and a point of reference for many who experienced it. Here is one of the all time best selling instrumentals set to “3000 years of art indelibly etched in their brains in 3 minutes!” Hope some will enjoy.


http://vimeo.com/612081#

I probably saw the show at the time as it was one of the family favorites to watch, but I don't really remember...I do know as soon as I heard Classical Gas I had to have a copy, I know I had the 45 back then. I didn't know Mason Williams was one of the show's writers, though.
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Originally Posted by lovinthehd View Post

I probably saw the show at the time as it was one of the family favorites to watch, but I don't really remember...I do know as soon as I heard Classical Gas I had to have a copy, I know I had the 45 back then. I didn't know Mason Williams was one of the show's writers, though.

Impressed the h*ll outta a thirteen year old me...and my parents prolly just got a color TV around this time (I knew Herman was green, just never experienced it outside of a Sears show room smile.gif.)
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Omar & the Howlers - Big Leg Beat



Continuing Texas Radio and the Big Beat.........
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Paul Orta & The Kingpins - Hurricane Rita Blues

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Me too!
That is a great CD!
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Terry Oubre - Future Blues

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Tom Vek-We Have Sound

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One of her best albums with excellent musicianship by all participants.
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Originally Posted by citizen arcane View Post

OK...........

Since no one else responded to this, here is the bit of historical footage. 'Classical Gas' as aired on the 'Smother's Brothers Comedy Hour' in June 1968 was unparallelled and a point of reference for many who experienced it. Here is one of the all time best selling instrumentals set to “3000 years of art indelibly etched in their brains in 3 minutes!” Hope some will enjoy.


http://vimeo.com/612081#

Awesome. Thanks.

I remember the song well, and it has always been one of my favorite instrumentals. I also loved the TV show, but I don't have independent memories of many of the acts from it, as I was a little tyke at the time. That same year, however, I think I had my first major crush on Goldie Hawn when she joined Laugh In, maybe my favorite show at the time after Gunsmoke.
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Tedeschi Trucks Band -- Revelator

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Melvins - Bullhead

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Vallejo - Vallejo

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Grant Green - Matador





Happy B-day, Grant.
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King's X - Gretchen Goes to Nebraska

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Melvins - Bullhead

Second heaviest band ever? (No, I won't play coy...the first, is obviously Swans wink.gif

(Someone in here, seems to have seen like every band in the world live. Not mocking...I'm jealous, lol. Please...please someone share what it's like to go to a Swans show. Did you get sick?)
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Augie Meyers & The Western Head Band

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please someone share what it's like to go to a Swans show. Did you get sick?[/I])

Never went to a Swans show but once had Baby Woodrose seeds at a concert and doubled over for a while............ Does that count biggrin.gif
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black country communion - black country communion 2
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Mermen-A Glorious Lethal Euphoria

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Freddie King - Woman Across The River



My first show at the Armadillo.............good times.
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Alice In Chains-Dirt
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Greezy Wheels - Juz Loves Dem Ol'

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here is the review that let me to the album above:


I've been among the prophets saying that high-resolution downloads are the future of audiophile music sales. Surely it will benefit the majors to make high-quality downloads a first choice rather than an MP3 extra, but I believe that individual artists can benefit as well. Most new-to-the-scene performers have little money for middlemen and disc manufacture, yet can get things together for the Internet.

Frans de Rond and Peter Bjørnild have taken this approach with Sound Liaison, producing recordings available only in 24-bit/96kHz downloads that mirror the master recording. And man, are they ever sweet. I've seldom heard recordings that were so successful in both performance and sound aspects.

De Rond hails from the Netherlands, where he studied double bass at The Royal Conservatory in The Hague while concurrently studying recording techniques. Bjørnild also studied double bass, moving to the Netherlands to continue studies at The Hague. Since graduating, he has played almost every type of music, from classical to jazz. Together de Rond and Bjørnild bring two pairs of golden ears to their label. Bjørnild claims that, "a recording should be as realistic and beautiful sounding as possible. As if, when closing your eyes, you find yourself in the best seat in the hall."

The partners discovered a fine recording hall (Studio-Eleven, Hilversum) and set out to record amazing musicians in this great acoustic place in front of live audiences. It's a daring feat; one take and no place to hide, but the abilities of the musicians involved make it seem easy. I chose to talk about the first album by Carmen Gomes Inc. It was a tough choice because all of the three current albums were worthy of review.

Carmen Gomes has won many awards in the Netherlands and surrounding areas. Like so many new European singers, she sings in English -- excellent English, I might add. She's formed a group called Carmen Gomes Inc., with Folker Tettero on guitar, Peter Bjørnild on double bass, and Marcel van Engelen on drums. Her style is bluesy and intimate with a sexy voice that's sweet as dark tupelo honey, and her interpretations are unerring. The musicians play to her and to each other, and the ensemble is so tight that the four musicians breathe and move as one.

There are some standards on the set that knocked me over with their fresh approach. Any singer can misplace a few accents and rhythms and come up with something that's original, but perhaps also uneasy and a little strange. Not Gomes, who has taken the songs to their bones and then restructured them to suit her style. Thus "Fever" doesn't sound like a cover of Peggy Lee; it sounds like a brand new take on a familiar song. You emerge from hearing it not thinking it's better or lesser than Lee's version, but that it's a valid new interpretation that could have come first.

The same approach works on "Angel Eyes," "You Don't Know What Love Is," and "I'm on Fire." Most of the rest, including the title song, "Oblivion," "Time Will Tell," "Gasoa Blue," and "The Sea," are Gomes originals that fit right in with the standards. The recording achieves exactly what Bjørnild set out as his goal. It can provide the best seat in your listening room. Go to the Sound Liaison site, listen to a few samples, download an album, and see if you don't agree that this intimate effort is one of the best and best-sounding jazz vocal albums to come along in many a day. By the way, the small audience applauds enthusiastically enough after the last chords of a song die away, but the attendees never interrupt or make themselves known while a song is going on. No doubt they were completely mesmerized into silence, as was I.

Be sure to listen to: On "Dock of the Bay," Gomes creates a languid, bluesy version that is a little bit reminiscent of Bobbie Gentry while still coming across as quite original. It'll cast a spell over you.

. . . Rad Bennett[/QUOTE]
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Tal Farlow - Cookin' on All Burners





Happy B-day, Talmadge.
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Mudhoney - Superfuzz Bigmuff (Deluxe)

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now...

Om - God is Good

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