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Arvo Pärt - Cantique

(Ignore the highbrow purist who wrote the review; it's simply stunning, and after all, we have no issues with repetition! ;))
 

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Havok, 'The Root of Evil'
From Burn... I like that album. I don't think their 2nd album (Time is Up) or the EP (Point of No Return) lived up to expectations, but I still have high hopes for their future.
 

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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft 'Alles ist Gut' LP:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgr9GTXaVsk
 

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An hour and a half of DJ COTTS! Oh yeah, been listening to him for years and he never gets old

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjBDMeckHF8
 

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Eva Cassidy: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ce-5OWBNGNw&feature=player_embedded



Some voices are beautiful. Some voices are honest. This woman had a voice that was honestly beautiful.


Eva Cassidy: Memory Eternal!



Selam
 

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Getting a little bit into Reggae and Blues/Soul. I'm still an amateur in regards to the first, so I've been starting off with Bob Marley. I like his rebellious side with songs like I Shot the Sheriff, and as for Blues/Soul, I kinda like Robert Johnson, and sometimes Kool G Rap when I want a little bit of hip-hop thrown in.
 

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JamesR said:
Getting a little bit into Reggae and Blues/Soul. I'm still an amateur in regards to the first, so I've been starting off with Bob Marley. I like his rebellious side with songs like I Shot the Sheriff, and as for Blues/Soul, I kinda like Robert Johnson, and sometimes Kool G Rap when I want a little bit of hip-hop thrown in.

Can't go wrong with Bob Marley and Robert Johnson. Of course, they were polar opposites in the spiritual directions their lives took. Robert Johnson's music is chilling. I can't listen to it anymore. "Me and the Devil Blues," "Hellhound on My Trail"... brilliant but scary stuff.


If you want some reggae with a hip-hop feel, try some conscious dancehall artists like Sizzla, Capleton, and Anthony B.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UTJyQf825o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=nEd7CXys2vQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ELdtZ1LcjZ4


Selam
 

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Schultz said:
The Jam - "Thick as Thieves"

One of the best songs Paul Weller has ever written.
Heck yeah. 'Setting Sons' album was his finest moment, and that may very well be the best song from the album, though it is really best experienced as part of a thematic whole. I think the album was conceived as a sort of a nostalgic 'rock opera' (?), somewhat along the lines of Kinks' 'Village Green Preservation Society'; Always seemed that way to me, anyhow.
 

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JamesR said:
Getting a little bit into Reggae and Blues/Soul. I'm still an amateur in regards to the first, so I've been starting off with Bob Marley. I like his rebellious side with songs like I Shot the Sheriff, and as for Blues/Soul, I kinda like Robert Johnson, and sometimes Kool G Rap when I want a little bit of hip-hop thrown in.
Some reggae/ dub albums I recommend:

The Congos- Heart of the Congos
Burning Spear- Marcus Garvey
Yabby You- Conquering Lion
Max Romeo- War Ina Babylon
King Tubby- Freedom Sounds in Dub

 

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Gebre Menfes Kidus said:
Robert Johnson's music is chilling. I can't listen to it anymore. "Me and the Devil Blues," "Hellhound on My Trail"... brilliant but scary stuff.
I had never heard of this artist or even listened to hardly any blues before but after checking him on youtube I became an instant fan. Indeed, brilliant stuff.
 

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Symeon77 said:
Schultz said:
The Jam - "Thick as Thieves"

One of the best songs Paul Weller has ever written.
Heck yeah. 'Setting Sons' album was his finest moment, and that may very well be the best song from the album, though it is really best experienced as part of a thematic whole. I think the album was conceived as a sort of a nostalgic 'rock opera' (?), somewhat along the lines of Kinks' 'Village Green Preservation Society'; Always seemed that way to me, anyhow.
Agreed all around.  One of my bands is playing at a Jam/Clash tribute night next month and we're doing "Thick as Thieves" (along with "A Bomb," "Pretty Green," and "Saturday's Kids"), hence why I'm listening to just this over and over and over. 

Of course, it's Weller Wednesday, too, so that leads me to my late morning soundtrack of Stanley Road (live).
 

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JamesR said:
Getting a little bit into Reggae and Blues/Soul. I'm still an amateur in regards to the first, so I've been starting off with Bob Marley. I like his rebellious side with songs like I Shot the Sheriff, and as for Blues/Soul, I kinda like Robert Johnson, and sometimes Kool G Rap when I want a little bit of hip-hop thrown in.
Some reggae/ dub albums I recommend:

The Congos- Heart of the Congos
Burning Spear- Marcus Garvey
Yabby You- Conquering Lion
Max Romeo- War Ina Babylon
King Tubby- Freedom Sounds in Dub
All good stuff. James, you'd really like Heart of the Congos, in particular; Don't see how anyone couldn't.
I'd also recommend, if you decide you like the 'dub' sound:

Black Uhuru Dub Factor:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WP33wdKcJRE

Ruts DC & The Mad Professor Rhythm Collision, Vol. 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfKmFFrjnDw

Augustus Pablo King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGtXPaZ1OJs

Scientist Rids the World of the Curse of the Evil Vampires:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QG8GwqhBO8

And, as a good intro to Lee 'Scratch' Perry and a whole host of artists he worked with:

http://www.amazon.com/Arkology-Lee-Perry/dp/B000001EB0/ref=pd_sim_m_4

 

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The mighty (and unjustly forgotten) Honor Role:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_Qfg04gplo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQXJYVgnZMU
 
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