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Postby Fryin' Bryan » Fri May 30, 2008 6:34 am

If the island is Jamaica I am definitely bringing Big Bambu. 8)
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Postby StL Rob » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:00 am

Brian Wilson: Lucky Old Sun
Elvis Costello: Imperial Bedroom
Beatles: Abbey Road
Frank Sinatra: Capital Collection
Beach Boys: Endless Summer
Bruce Springsteen: Born to Run & Darkness on the Edge of Town
the Kinks: Arthur
Rolling Stones: Hot Rocks
Smoke Robinson & the Miracles: any compilation
Elvis Presley: Number Ones.
Nick Lowe: the Convincer
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Postby StL Rob » Fri Nov 28, 2008 5:10 am

John From Madison wrote:'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.



I love Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds (solo, Rockpile, and their production of others).

Just a clarification: Slippin Away was a solo Dave Edmunds tune from one of the two lps that were produced by Jeff Lynne from Electric Light Orchestra.

There was only one official Rockpile release called 'Seconds of Pleasure.' However a great deal of the releases in that period (Labor of Lust, etc) basically had all the members of Rockpile on at least some of the tracks. I think Dave Edmunds did a LP called 'rockpile.'

Check out what these guys did as producers: Elvis Costello, the Damned, Stray Cats, Everly Brothers. Nick even had time to marry, briefly, into the Johnny Cash family. I think Nick even produced one Cash lp.

My fave Nick Lowe stuff is the last 3 or 4 releases. His late stuff is wonderful.

Terry Williams, the drummer of Rockpile, later did some work w/ Dire Straits.
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Postby Fryin' Bryan » Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:24 pm

This is so hard. I know that this will change by morning but here goes...

In no particular order.

AC/DC-For Those About To Rock
Dire Straits-Brothers In Arms
Beatles-Sgt. Peppers
Howlin' Wolf-S/T
Black Sabbath-Paranoid
Jimi Hendrix-Are You Experienced?
Big Brother & The Holding Co.-Cheap Thrills
Dr. John- In The Right Place
Robert Johnson- King Of The Delta Blues (Columbia 6 eye of course)
Metallica-Master Of Puppets
Funkadelic-Maggot Brain
Beastie Boys-Licensed To Ill
Elvis Presley-S/T
Conor Oberst-S/t
Clash-London Calling
Bob Marley-Catch A Fire
and anything by Pat Boone so we can play frisbee.

What a completely psychotic list.

Oh, and Otis! Crap, which one...ummm...crrrrrap! I never was any good at this. I'm bringing my ipod. Go ahead, call me names, I deserve it.
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Comps or Not?

Postby Long Island Bob » Wed Dec 03, 2008 8:51 pm

I see some folks included compilations/box sets while others went with strictly individual single-issue albums.

So, I'm gonna show two lists.

If comps/sets are allowed:

Rhino - Doo-Wop Box.
Bear Family - Complete Sun Story.
Dion (& Belmonts) - The Wanderer/Their Best.
Bear - Out Of New Orleans (Fats Domino).
Stones - Hot Licks/High Tide/Through The Past Box Set.
Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode Box.
Buddy Holly Collection.
Bear - Classic Jack Scott.
Back To Mono (Phil Spector Box).
Creedence - Chronicle.
Collectables - Memories Of Times Square Rec. Shop Box.

Straight albums (not comps/greatest hits):

Presenting Dion & Belmonts.
Chuck Berry - Is On Top.
Here's Little Richard.
Elvis - For LP Fans Only.
ZZ Top - Eliminator.
Vern Gosdin - Chiseled In Stone.
Fabulous Style Of Everly Brothers.
Hi-Lites - For Your Precious Love.
Keith Whitley - Don't Close Your Eyes.
Johnny Rivers - L.A. Reggae.

As Bryan said, my list could change, BUT not because I listened to anything on Sirius/XM.
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Postby StL Rob » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:06 pm

Long Island Bob,

Desert Island song is Keith Whitley's "It Aint Nothing" .......fantastic tune.
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Keith Whitley

Postby Long Island Bob » Fri Dec 05, 2008 8:28 am

Hey, Rob:

Keith was one of a very few "modern" singers who was able to capture the feel of the great traditional country legends (Hank, Lefty,Merle and Possum).

What a shame he did himself in at such an early age. Would have been interesting to see if he would have been as commercially popular as Strait, Jackson, or Garth.

"It Ain't Nothing" is a good one. My favorite by Keith is among my top 4 or 5 country tunes of all-time: "Between An Old Memory And Me."

And, I think his version of "I Never Go Around Mirrors" far exceeds versions done by prior "legends." I'll probably offend some of the purists - but that's my honest opinion. After all, as Matt taught us, in a Cat Fight you vote with your ears not your heart.
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Postby BFSD » Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:08 am

OK, I was thinking about this long and hard and was not getting anywhere.
But I think that LIB solved the problem for me.
I would go with everything that he did, EXCEPT I would throw out the Back To Mono and add Rockin' Bones-The 50's Rockabilly.
Then out with Elvis and In with The Seldom Scene-Live At The Celler Door.
I like the Vern Gosden or The Gosden Brothers Touch.
Also the Keith Whitley, althought I am more partial to the early things he did with Ricky Skaggs, Ralph Stanley, and J.D. Crowe.
I might add a little Female touch with Emmy Lou, Linda, and Wanda.
I guess that we could share the same Island.
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Peas In A Pod

Postby Long Island Bob » Sun Dec 07, 2008 8:16 pm

BFSD:

Guess we really do have quite a lot in common.

Please allow me to explain my one Elvis album. I'm not a big fan of The Pelvis, outside of the Sun stuff and a handful of the very early RCA tracks(1956).

Elvis never had an actual official album released on Sun. (Yeah, there have been later imports and comps and boots, but not a true LP).
So the only legit "non-comp/non-box set" album to contain some of the great Sun sides was "For LP Fans Only" on RCA. My all-time fave "I Forgot To Rememeber To Forget" and the flip "Mystery Train" are on that album, along with three or four other of the Sun singles.

And, I like your mentioning Emmylou. When I get the itch to hear some female sounds, she's one of the first places I turn.
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Postby BFSD » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:33 pm

I saw Emmy several times in Washington DC in the early 70's, at The Red Fox and several other places, before she took off. She was wonderful. Very shy and plain, but what a voice
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Postby WILDMAN » Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:26 pm

Matt The Cat wrote:Just to clear it up, I was five in 1980, Paul.

-MTC


Two years later ....... Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeere's THE WILDMAN!!!! LOOKOUT WORLD!!

For me .... lately ....

My theme song .... CHUCK BERRY, REELIN & ROCKIN!
Anything Ozzy
GNR
Little Richard
Buddy Holly
Amos Milburne
Fats

etc..
The Night Prowl Shows Certified card carryin, Crazy Man.
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Desert Island L.P.S

Postby Yum Yum » Fri Apr 10, 2009 3:56 pm

Last May 22 2008 i posted on this post and im still waiting for Jennifer Aniston !!! Yum Yum Crusoe
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waiting

Postby Yum Yum » Sun May 10, 2009 11:39 am

Still no Jen !!
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Postby BFSD » Mon May 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Yum Yum,
Hope springs eternal. Don't give up.
I am still waiting for Sophia Loren.
I would settle for Elke Sommer.
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LPS

Postby Yum Yum » Wed Jun 03, 2009 1:50 pm

Hey Barry im movin on from Jennifer Aniston ! Im now thing of Jessica Beil but Justin Timberlake beat me to her !! By the way a great Deserted Island lp would be the soundtrack to Cast Away the Tom Hanks movie !!
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