Skip to comments.Music thread for all you old hippies (vanity, oh yeah)
Posted on 03/16/2013 3:31:44 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck
Who among us used to be one of those long-haired flea-infested dope-smoking denizens of the rock concert world?
Guilty. And recovered.
Post up some old tunes for a Saturday night.
I am afraid I agree with the man. Tull was a musician and had a distinctive style.
The Times They Are A-Changin’ ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXXnirEinfo
“Or even at Brubeck.”
DB’s music more-or-less represented that whole smooth jazz/martini/Playboy Mansion aesthetic of the 60s. It was the bastard descendant of the swing bands, so to speak. In fact you can even argue that 70s groups like KC & The Sunshine Band and ELO were the final chapter in this tradition before it finally became too expensive to have large instrumental ensembles.
Fats Domino from 1968: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3S2rnieM3_4
Might as well make it a threefer.
Pete Seeger - “Big Rock Candy Mountain”
I wasn’t a hippie but I was certainly around them back in the day. here’s a few
Canned Heat - forgotten blues band
IMO they never played this simple song again live as well as they did in the initial live studio recording
Janis Joplin live studio outtake which I find interesting
then there’s this ... Gurley’s guitar intro is absolutely frightening but defined the long forgotten san francisco psychedelic guitar sound. 1st generation fuzz box on 10. Not my thing but influential ... And of course Janis ...
I just “discovered” Van Zandt, thanks to my 20-something son. He really was talented, but such unfortunate life choices he made! Never went thru the hippie thing, tho I knew quite a few.
Ppretty much everything Van Zandt did is available at Spotify, an app I downloaded from Facebook (probably elsewhere, but overall I am a cyber-illiterate)
Here is one of the greatest stoned-hippie guitarists of all time, Steve Hillage:
He could play, check out 3:02 et seq.
“Theres 70s music that still sounds good today but JT isnt among them. Their playing style, arrangements, and sound are very dated.”
I’d have to agree. You never even hear them played on classic rock stations
Speaking of ELO
I swear, Jeff Lynne hasn’t aged a bit.
You have to listen to Eldorado from start to finish to appreciate what a masterpiece it is. I’ve probably played it at least 20 times over the last month, how I overlooked it all of these years, I’ll never know.
Brook Benton - Rainy Night In Georgia
Bubble Puppy - Hot Smoke and Sassafras
Buffalo Springfield - For What It’s Worth
Byrds, The - Mr Tambourine Man
Canned Heat - Going Up the Country
Canned Heat - On the Road Again
Carpenters, The - (They Long to Be) Close to You
Cascades, The - Rhythm Of the Rain
Cat Stevens - Cat’s in the cradle
Chantays, The Pipeline
Chicago - Feelin’ Stronger Every Day
Classics IV Spooky
Cliff Richard - Devil Woman
Cowsills, The - The Rain, The Park and Other Things
Crazy Elephant - Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin
Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
Cream - White Room
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Have You Ever Seen the Rain?
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Looking Out My Back Door
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Proud Mary
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Suzie Q
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Travelin’ Band
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Up Around the Bend
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Who’ll Stop the Rain
Tommy James & The Shondells - Crimson and Clover
Crosby, Stills & Nash - Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
Daddy Dewdrop - Chick-A-Boom
Danny O’Keefe - Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues
Daryl Hall & John Oates - Maneater
Dave Mason - We Just Disagree
David Dundas - Jeans On
Deep Purple - Black Night
Deep Purple - Hush
Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water
Derek and the Dominos Layla
Desmond Dekker and the Aces - Israelites
Dion - Dream Lover
Dion - Runaround Sue
Dion - The Wanderer
Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man
Donovan - Jennifer Juniper
Donovan - Mellow Yellow
Doobie Brothers - Listen To The Music
Doors, The - Backdoor Man
Doors, The - Gloria
Doors, The - Hello, I Love You
Doors, The - People Are Strange
Eagles, The - Witchy Woman
Eagles, The - Hotel California
Eagles. The - Seven Bridges Road
Eddie Holman - Hey There Lonely Girl
Edgar Winter Group - Free Ride
Edison Lighthouse - Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)
Electric Light Orchestra - Evil Woman
Electric Light Orchestra - Rock & Roll is King
Electric Prunes, The - I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)
Excellent! Been a while since I heard that one.
Try this little-known regional favorite from a Louisiana boy.
John Fred & His Playboy Band - Agnes English
Thanks for all the obscure cuts (that’s what makes such threads worthwhile.) Here’s the Sonics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXtuKsbORVY
Saw them live at Louisiana Tech back in 1976.
Their three best.
Sweet Talkin’ Woman
Electric Light Orchestra - Calling America
Electric Light Orchestra - So Serious
Enjoyed your homepage-—never got to the end of it-—just first visit tho’ ;)
You’d probably enjoy this.
ELO - Live in London 1976
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