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Your favourite listenings......

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Feb 2018, 21:58

Came across this cover of a Jackson Brown favourite. Outstanding, I thought.



Then I found they did a CS&N cover. Fantastic harmonies!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Feb 2018, 22:00

Malc2098 wrote:I suspect I might be a tiny bit older than Terry. I really do like the folky sound of the 12 string in the '60's, Roger McGuinn etc, even the Seekers and John Denver!

I might be tempted to build a 12 string Rickenbacker lookalike, but I would really like to make a 12 string acoustic. I haven't seen one in the good American kits yet.



I found one!!

Could turn out to be a WIP!
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby MartinF » 26 Feb 2018, 23:32

Malc said that he was in absolute awe of what people can do with 8 fingers and two thumbs on a piano. Here’s another take on this. Sorry I can’t work out how to insert a video clip hence the YouTube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8R0ZwYvXpg
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Feb 2018, 23:56

MartinF wrote:Malc said that he was in absolute awe of what people can do with 8 fingers and two thumbs on a piano. Here’s another take on this. Sorry I can’t work out how to insert a video clip hence the YouTube link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8R0ZwYvXpg


Brilliant, Martin. I reckon there's some of us here remember his 'Phonetic Punctuation' on the radio in the 60s!
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 27 Feb 2018, 20:52

I may have posted this one up before.

Pure classic.

Turn up the volume and enjoy. 8-)

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 27 Feb 2018, 21:11

:text-bravo:

He made Fagin his own role!
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 13 Mar 2018, 17:47

Just found this. I think it must be one of my all time favourite songs.

I can't help being and ole softy!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 14 Mar 2018, 23:43

A slice of brilliant U2.

I sing the chorus into the mirror at every opportunity. :lol:

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby RogerS » 16 Mar 2018, 09:14

Melody Gardot is my new favourite



OK this one is a bit too schmaltzy with all those strings but I still like her voice.

This one is more her style



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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 18 Mar 2018, 17:39

If you like your heavy rock jazzed up.......

.......cabaret style


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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 18 Mar 2018, 22:29

Malc2098 wrote:
selectortone wrote:That was great! And it brought back memories too - my Dad was an excellent jazz pianist and could play that boogie-woogie twelve-bar style. St Louis Blues was one of his many party pieces.



My fave version would be the march from the Glenn Miller Story!

If anyone can find that clip from the film, I'd be obliged.



I found a version by the modern GMO on the second half of this vid!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 21 Mar 2018, 16:57

How to shred Johann Sebastian,

I'm not sure my 12 string will sound quite like this.

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 21 Mar 2018, 20:13

I've never heard JS Bach's Toccata played on a guitar before - very nice. 8-)
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 21 Mar 2018, 20:19

Nice one Roger. I've never heard of Melody Gardot before - lovely voice and vibe. 8-)
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 21 Mar 2018, 20:45

Here are two classics.

Some folk will be familiar with the signature part, but the complete work is really important to appreciate it.

Rachmaninov's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini (stunning piano playing) and Rossini's William Tell Overture - although not the complete work.



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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 21 Mar 2018, 21:17

Brilliant, Paul

I can remember Andrew and Julian Lloyd Webber relating their version back in the '70s when it became the theme music for the South bank Show. Still got the vinyl.

I still know all the words to the William Tell Overture! :D That's what comes of having watched the Lone Ranger so often!
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 22 Mar 2018, 20:14

Hi-ho Silver! :eusa-dance: I don't remember watching it. Must be before my time.

There's also a popular part of Rach's Rhapsody (roughly 3/4's the way in) people will be familiar with, but in my mind, the whole piece needs to be listened to before this bit which can build up a picture in one's mind about whatever.

I've seen this performed live a few times and with a passionate pianist like Daniil Trifonov performing it, takes the music and atmosphere to another level. 8-)
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 22 Mar 2018, 20:46

Here's what I think is Rachmaninov's best piano concerto (#3) performed by Daniil Trifonov.

I remember going a bit loopy one night during 1998 when I was living in a caravan on the Purbeck as a poet hermit. It was very late and the weather was very stormy with several thunder & lightening storms on the go. I was by myself in a field not far from the clifftop, reasonably drunk and listening to Rach's 3rd. The caravan almost fell over in the wind, so I ran outside in a rage, whipped off my throw (I only wore a throw, straw hat and sandals back then) and ran towards the cliff with my arms stretched out afar, fists clenched shouting something like "Come on give it it to me! Take me brother and have my soul!" The whole experience was exhilarating.

After a while and dripping wet (I was only in me sandals), I stumbled back to the caravan which was still upright, fell in through the door onto my back and Rach's 3rd was still playing - bliss. I then had another couple of beers, scribbled a poem and nodded off shortly after.

Oh aye... they were the days. 8-)

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 22 Mar 2018, 21:21

You ole hippy, you! :D
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Phil » 23 Mar 2018, 07:08

Pinch wrote:Here's what I think is Rachmaninov's best piano concerto (#3) performed by Daniil Trifonov.





Paul, have you watched this one with a fairly young Martha Argerich?
Apparently recorded in the early 80's.
Just watch her face and expressions.

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Phil » 26 Mar 2018, 13:32

A slightly different type of sound …………………………..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI9UKPtYw4M
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d9dQ4hShmg
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vr8B-rJPpU
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And my all time favourite tune, the GEA & GMAM Garrats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIbMcJ3jxKo

:D 8-) 8-)

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Malc2098 » 26 Mar 2018, 14:18

Nice listenings, Phil.

I recently watched a recording of the documentary about the Tornado going for 100mph last year.

There's some nice listenings in there, too!

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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby DaveL » 26 Mar 2018, 21:11

I remember visting Fort William in the 90's we never got to see the steam pulled train, but heard the engine taking the train out if the station and the plume of smoke showed it's progress. Even from a distance it's still magic.
I still think a stream engine comes alive when it's in stream, after having the opportunity to drive the narrow gauge engine at Bressinham, which was a cold collection of bits of metal when I got there. It was something completely different once the fire was lit and stream raised. If you ever get the change to even stand on the foot plate of a live engine, do it.
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Phil » 27 Mar 2018, 08:17

Malc2098 wrote:Nice listenings, Phil.

I recently watched a recording of the documentary about the Tornado going for 100mph last year.

There's some nice listenings in there, too!




Thanks for the link Malc.

100 MPH (160KM) is very fast considering its steam and the age of the loco.

The best we did in SA was with an electric loco, 245KPH in 1975. Not too shabby for 3' 6" gauge.

http://www.theheritageportal.co.za/arti ... rail-gauge
https://www.iol.co.za/capeargus/sas-she ... ng-1053555
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Re: Your favourite listenings......

Postby Pinch » 27 Mar 2018, 08:35

Hi Phil, thanks for posting up the Martha performance of Rach #3. I'm looking forward to watching and listening tonight. :D
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