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Dennis Olearchik


From:
Newtown, PA
Post Posted 11 May 2014 6:27 pm     Reply with quote

Country Album = Bakersfield Bound Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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Morgan Scoggins


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Georgia, USA
Post Posted 12 May 2014 12:40 pm     Reply with quote

I grew up in the early 50's listening to Hank Williams, E.T. Webb Pierce and many others who sang country. When I was about 9 years old, Elvis hit the scene and I was taken away with the rock and roll era. About 1968, Johnny Cash released the album "Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison". As soon as I heard it, I came back to country music and have never left.
As time has gone by, I am more inclined to listen to Hank Williams Sr. Bob Wills or Just about anything Western Swing, but I will always remember The J.C. album that brought me back to real music.
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Donny Hinson


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Glen Burnie, Md. U.S.A.
Post Posted 12 May 2014 1:55 pm     Reply with quote

I think Steel Guitar Jazz is still my all-time fave for an instrumental album. It just sounds so "alive" and real. On a good stereo system, it sounds like those guys are right in the same room - amazing presence and clarity, almost like a live (club) recording.

This one, though, is my favorite album cover Mr. Green . (Old dudes like me may recognize the 23 year-old "Pre-D.V.D." model.)


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Alan Brookes


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Post Posted 13 May 2014 9:47 am     Reply with quote

I have so many favorites, but the ones that stick in my mind as being the most influential on me are:-

The Buddy Holly Story, vols. 1&2
Elvis's Golden Records vols. 1&2
"Lonnie Donegan" (10")
"Bob Dylan"
The Hank Williams Memorial Album (10")
Bobby Vee Meets the Crickets
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Rick Schacter


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Portland, Or.
Post Posted 13 May 2014 10:01 am     Reply with quote

I can't pick only one.
Some of my favorites are:

-Dark Side of The Moon - Pink Floyd
-Wishing You Were Here - Pink Floyd
-Rubber Soul - The Beatles
-Abbey Road - The Beatles
-IRobot - Alan Parsons Project
-The Turn of A Friendly Card - Alan Parsons Project
-Wired - Jeff Beck
-Time Out - Dave Brubeck

Rick

**Any album from Steely Dan
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Josh Sommovilla


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Missouri, USA
Post Posted 18 May 2014 5:16 pm     Reply with quote

Today, it's this; tomorrow, who knows...

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Frank Freniere


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Chicago, IL
Post Posted 29 May 2014 1:34 pm     Today it's ... Reply with quote

"Berlin" by Lou Reed.
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Tim Whitlock


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Colorado, USA
Post Posted 3 Jun 2014 9:14 am     Reply with quote

I listened to this at least a thousand times as a child and could sing along with every song. It still holds a warm spot in my heart. Marty's singing, Grady Martin's inventive and fluid guitar playing, the Glasers' backups, the beautifully simple production...and the songs! Songs about gunfights, hangings, cattle goring, jealous murder, posses, cattle rustling, religious hallucinations, mirages, stampedes, bronc riding and self sacrifice. There is a whole amazing mythical cowboy universe inside.

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Andy Volk


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Boston, MA
Post Posted 3 Jun 2014 1:59 pm     Reply with quote

Gunfighter is indeed a great record Tim.
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Richard Wilhelm


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Ventura County, California
Post Posted 17 Jun 2014 5:56 pm     Reply with quote

The Flying Burrito Brothers "Guilded Palace of Sin" and then seeing them live many times around time the album came out.
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Shari Boyd


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Tennessee, USA
Post Posted 26 Jun 2014 1:37 am     Reply with quote

The Best of Bread

Innocent Age Dan Fogleberg

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Barry Blackwood


Post Posted 26 Jun 2014 7:31 am     Reply with quote

Both great choices, Shari..
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Larry Lenhart


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Ponca City, Oklahoma
Post Posted 5 Jul 2014 10:35 am     Reply with quote

Intercontinental-joe pass
Man with the blue guitar-Johnny smith
Any early chet atkins..at home, fingerstyle guitar, a session with chet, etc
After all these years-jimmy day
Any mills brothers recording
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Martin Abend


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Berlin, Germany
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Joachim Kettner


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Post Posted 19 Nov 2014 9:52 am     Reply with quote

At the moment: Odgen's Nut Gone Flake by the Small Faces, sixties music was the best! Oh I forgot to ad IMO Smile
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Glenn Suchan


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Austin, Texas
Post Posted 19 Nov 2014 9:22 pm     Reply with quote

John De Maille wrote:
Too many to list, but, one of my favorites was " Kindlin' " by Gene Parsons. Kind of a Blue Grassy, Country Rock album. It still puts a big smile on my face when I listen to it.


Oh yeah, John! Sonic boom killed my chickens, then I had to take a city bride. That's why I know I must be a tree.... Winking


Josh Sommovilla, I'm with ya' about Terry Allen's Lubbock (on everything) album.... "I told her she was drawing sausages, not horses...." What a great album.

Josh, are you familiar with Terry Allen's recent album, The Bottom Of The World? If not, it's a real masterpiece. Here's a song from it titled "The Gift", featuring Lloyd Maines on pedal steel guitar:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1Tt_3F0bps

There must be 100,000,000 great albums. I could never pick an 'all time favorite'. But one that would be among my choices is one that never made it to the "Billboard" Top 100, Chant Byzantin, Passion Et Ressurection, by Soeur (Sister) Marie Keyourz. For those not familiar with this album, it is a performance of 15 Bizantine liturgical chants associated with the Maronite and Melchite (oriental) Christian faiths of the middle east. Most notably Lebanon and Syria. All of the music dates back to the first century of Christianity.

About Sister Marie Keyrouz: She is considered the guardian of the crossroads of Religion, Science and Art. She is a Doctor of Religious Anthropology and Musicology at the Sorbonne (Paris), holds a diploma in further studies in science and religion, is the founding president of the “International Institute of Sacred Song” (l’Institut International de Chant Sacré) in Paris, and has a degree in Western Classical Song and another in Oriental Classical Song. Convinced that ignorance and poverty are at the root of social breakdown and wars, she has chosen to use the profits from her records and concerts to help with the education of disadvantaged children through her foundation "Children for peace".

Here is track one from the album, "Alleluia":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPWHi2zKBiM

Hosanna, my Lord Jesus!!

Keep on pickin'!
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John Davis


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Cambridge, U.K.
Post Posted 19 Nov 2014 11:47 pm     Reply with quote

POWERGLIDE NRPS Would be in my top 5 this question too hard to answer Oh Well
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Charlie McDonald


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out of the blue
Post Posted 20 Nov 2014 5:15 am     Reply with quote

Andy Volk wrote:
Hard to pick just one, but it's probably ...

... quite possibly 'Getz/Gilberto.'
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Roddy Ring


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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2014 10:21 am     Favorites Reply with quote

I don't know if I could make a list of less than 25, but these two are ones that I most often pick out on my Ipod and listen to from start to finish.







The latter being definitely my favorite album title and cover (including this backcover photo)


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John Booth


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Columbus Ohio, USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2014 10:52 am     Reply with quote


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Earnest Bovine


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Los Angeles CA USA
Post Posted 20 Nov 2014 3:26 pm     Re: Favorites Reply with quote

Roddy Ring wrote:




.. my favorite album


... Yes, isn't this the greatest organ solo of all time?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJzlhNcB_Os
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Roddy Ring


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Alexandria, Virginia, USA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2014 9:34 am     Reply with quote

Earnest,
I don't even have to open the link to know which song you're referring to. Yes, Terry Adams is completely out of his gourd, in a good way.
RR
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Les Cargill


From:
Oklahoma City, Ok, USA
Post Posted 21 Nov 2014 10:07 am     Reply with quote

I got about a hundred favorite albums. This is one of 'em.

http://www.allmusic.com/album/shut-up-and-die-like-an-aviator-mw0000674872
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Glenn Suchan


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Austin, Texas
Post Posted 21 Nov 2014 10:38 am     Reply with quote

Roddy Ring wrote:
Earnest,
I don't even have to open the link to know which song you're referring to. Yes, Terry Adams is completely out of his gourd, in a good way.
RR


NRBQ has to be, hands down, among the best and most fun of bar bands ever. The first time I ever went to one of their shows I was blown away. A true watershed event for me. It was the mid 1970's in a concert venue at a northern Illinois ski resort (yes, believe it or not, northern Illinois does have naturally occurring 'bunny slopes' Laughing ). Anyway, the venue was named Harry Hope's; the time of the year - July. Because the show was at a ski resort NRBQ came on stage dressed in ski garb. Because it was the middle of the summer, the stage had multiple industrial-sized circulation fans (probably at the behest of the 'boys in the band'). The music was rollicking, fun and unpredictable. I instantly became a hardcore fan.

Regarding Terry Adams' keyboard 'monkeyshines'; That's among his and the "Q's" trademarks. Here's a great example from the 80's TV show, "Nightmusic"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEsTO6uslhI

RIP Tom Ardolino (drums)

Roddy, the albums (including Live at Yankee Stadium) in my NRBQ collection are always in my listening rotation.

Keep on pickin'!
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Larry Carlson


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Post Posted 21 Nov 2014 11:13 am     Reply with quote

Pink Floyd "Dark Side of the Moon"
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