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Your Desert Island Albums

Postby Wildcat Rudy » Mon May 19, 2008 9:54 pm

Just to get a feel for what everyone else here listens to, I thought it might be neat to have everyone make a list of their desert island discs. These are albums that , for whatever reason, if you had to give up most of your collection save a handful, these are the ones you'd take with you.

For this installment, we'll stick to LPs; we can do another one for singles (which can be on shellac or 45). No limit, but try to keep it reasonable. Compilations are OK, but the list is more fun if you stick mainly to albums.

At any rate, here's my list for today, in no particular order. Flame-proof suit on, here we go!

Donald Fagen: The Nightfly
Pat Metheny: Secret Story
Steely Dan: Aja
The Police: Synchronicity
Miles Davis: Kind Of Blue
Michael Franks: Passionfruit
Matt Bianco: Matt’s Mood
Herb Alpert: Fandango
Peter Gabriel (Third album, aka "Melt")
George Duke: Brazilian Love Affair
Genesis: A Trick Of The Tail
Stevie Wonder: Innervisions
Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Further Out
Brian Setzer ‘68 Comeback Special: Ignition!
Carpenters: A Song For You
Cal Tjader: Greatest Hits Vol. 1 & 2
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Postby Pinball Wizard » Tue May 20, 2008 9:02 am

James Brown Live at the Apollo Theatre
The Magnificent Men http://www.magnificentmen.org/
Bashin' The Unpredictable Jimmy Smith
Pet Sounds - The Beach Boys
Le Disque D'Or - Edith Piaf
Modern Sounds in Country & Western - Ray Charles
That Motown Sound - Earl Van Dyke & the Soul Brothers
Phil Spector's Greatest Hits - 2 record set
I Left My Heart in SF - Tony Bennett

Ask me tomorrow & I will change my mind but James Brown & Jimmy Smith will probably always be there. I am not really into jazz but Jimmy Smith's Walk on the Wild Side blew me away the first time I heard it and it still get excited every time I hear it.

The Magnificent Men were the local heroes from my hometown of York ,PA. Check out the link above. Some people are making a movie about them.

The problem with this is that when I first started listening to recorded music I was only dealing with singles. The LPs came later.

I have limited myself to vinyl for this list. If CDs were included I would probably add a bunch or greatest hits CDs........mostly Doo Wop.....the Dells, The Spaniels, Shep & the Limelights, etc.
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Postby Wildcat Rudy » Tue May 20, 2008 8:17 pm

I don't have much Jimmy Smith, except for a few mid 60s albums on Verve, and "Dot Com Blues". I've always liked Verve, especially for its Bossa Nova recordings with Stan Getz, and of course, Cal Tjader (of which I have a nearly complete collection of his many dozens of albums).
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Postby TheNorm » Tue May 20, 2008 10:27 pm

:D I just love this kind of stuff. And, I love hearing what everyone else likes to listen to. My taste in music is very broad. I can enjoy just about anything but very limited Rap. I listen to Classical, Country & Western, Rock & Roll, Smooth Jazz, Blues, Blue Grass, Soul, Hip Hop, Hard Rock, Soft Rock, etc., etc., etc. Listing my all time favourite albums is difficult. It's like trying to hit a moving target. But tonight, I would include, in no particular order:

Ronnie Hawkins & The Hawks - Roulette Years
Charles Aznavour - Greatest Golden Hits (in English)
Delbert McCLinton - Room To Breathe
Oscar Peterson - Plays The Cole Porter Songbook
Colin James - Little Big Band Vol. I, II and III (3 CDs)
J.D. Souther - You're Only Lonely
Lou Ann Barton - Old Enough
Sam Cooke - The Best Of Sam Cooke
Buddy Holly - Best of Buddy Holly - Original Master Tapes
Jennifer Warnes - Famous Blue Raincoat
Dion - The Road I'm On
Julio Iglesias - My Life (The Greatest Hits)
Ella Fitzgerald - Best of the Song Books
Ray Charles - Modern Sounds in Country Western Music
Ry Cooder - Bop Till You Drop

There's more, but I will have to leave it 'till next time. :)
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Postby Matt The Cat » Tue May 20, 2008 11:43 pm

Exile On Main Street - The Rolling Stones
OK Computer - Radiohead
Rain Dogs - Tom Waits
A Love Supreme - John Coltrane
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - Wilco
Mosaic - Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Rubber Soul - The Beatles
Workin' With The Miles David Quintet
The Band - The Band
Chet Baker Sings - Chet Baker
Live In Europe - Otis Redding
Anthology - The Lovin' Spoonful
The Ultimate Don Covay

Seriously, I need to stop. Can I bring my new McIntosh MA2275 and extra tubes to this desert island?

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Mac on Island

Postby Long Island Bob » Wed May 21, 2008 4:58 pm

Hey Furry One:

If you brought your Mac Amp to the Desert Island ---

The island would sink into the ocean, creating a huge tsunami wave which will wipe out everything within ten miles of the U.S. coastline.

Bad idea. Just leave it where it is, so CCK can pass it ten times a day and shake her head from side-to-side each time she does.
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Postby John From Madison » Wed May 21, 2008 6:54 pm

Can I assume the Professor will be available on this desert island to design a Victrola out of the materials at hand?

1. Brian Setzer's Tribute to Sun Records Rockabilly
2. Traveling Wilburys
3. The Beatles - Live at the BBC
4. Beach Boys - Little Duece Coupe
5. The Sweet - Desolation Blvd
6. J. Geils Band - Love Stinks
7. Some assorted Elgar
8. Time Out - Dave Brubeck
9. Keep It Simple - Keb Mo
10. AC/DC - Back in Black
11. ZZ Top - Greatest Hits
12. Dr Demento Compilation
13. Tom Petty - Damn the Torpedoes
14. White Christmas
15. Any Catherina Valente album in German
16. Any Polka Compilation

OK, I'll stop.
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Postby Wildcat Rudy » Wed May 21, 2008 8:55 pm

Matt The Cat wrote:Can I bring my new McIntosh MA2275 and extra tubes to this desert island?


Yep--won't do any good to bring the tunes w/o something to play 'em on!

So, answer this for me: if the professor on Gilligan's Island can build a shortwave radio out of coconut shells, how come he can't fix a flippin' hole in a boat??
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desert island

Postby Yum Yum » Wed May 21, 2008 10:35 pm

Im gonna tell you right off the bat !!! Frank Sinatra Bobby Darin Barbra Streisand and some ast. Soundtracks and Broadway show L.P.S and food and some sun tan lotion and that will be it!! P.S. Jennifer Aniston as well might help too !! Yum Yum
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Postby Rockin' Ed » Sat May 24, 2008 8:32 pm

OK here's my list

Frank Sinatra-The Capitol Years
Johnny Cash- THe Sun Years
Robert Johnson--King Of The Delta Blues Singers
Charlie Patton
Marshall Crenshaw--1st LP [1982]
Rockpile-Seconds Of Pleasure
JImmie Rodgers [the Blue Yodler]
Montana Slim
Bobby Vee's Golden Greats
Bo Diddley--16 Greatest Hits
The Chirping Crickets--Buddy Holly
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Postby Matt The Cat » Sun May 25, 2008 9:33 am

WOW Ed! You're making me pull out my vinyl copy of that Rockpile album to give it another listen.

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Rockpile

Postby Paul from Michigan » Sun May 25, 2008 1:30 pm

Play "Crawling from the Wreakage" for me if you do.
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Postby John From Madison » Mon May 26, 2008 10:56 pm

'Crawling for the Wreakage into a brand new caaaarrrrrrrr!'

Let's see who was in Rockpile: Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Terry (I can't remember the last name). Wasn't their biggest hit as Rockpile 'Slippin Away'?

Great stuff.

Dave Edmunds 'Repeat When Necessary' album was great. It was Dave Edmunds but I believe all of Rockpile played on the album. I think this was the one that had 'Crawlin from the Wreakage'. He had a version of 'Queen of Hearts' on that album that put that ersatz country chick Juice Newton's version to shame. He covered George (Thumper) Jones' 'The Race is On' on that Licorce Pizza as well. Then there was 'I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock and Roll'.

He went on to produce the Stray Cats.

I think Nick Lowe's best effort was his 'Nick Lowe and his Cowboy Outfit' album.
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Real Vault

Postby Paul from Michigan » Tue May 27, 2008 6:18 am

Let's see who was in Rockpile: Dave Edmunds, Nick Lowe and Terry (I can't remember the last name). Wasn't their biggest hit as Rockpile 'Slippin Away'?


It was Terry Williams on Drums. John. I was forced to go into the vault to retrieve my Rockpile Album. And when I say "Vault" I mean a real one not that"Ersatz" vault that Ken Jones has. My vault has a sign on the door reading Danger, Isocyante Paint, keep out, Air Respirator's needed.

But it is in just as bad of shape as Jim Smith's. Bare light bulb, string turn on switch, nothing really organized, a cluttered room, sign of genius.

The Rockpile that I have is "Seconds of Pleasure" featuring "Teacher Teacher" and "You ain't nothing but Fine"!
I remember buying the album new. MTC was four years old then. It was pressed in 1980. Of course, I am trying to clean off the junk from around my turntable, I want to "Play That Fast Thing"{One More Time}
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Postby Matt The Cat » Tue May 27, 2008 9:59 am

Just to clear it up, I was five in 1980, Paul.

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