Payn's Ponderings Black History Month Music Edition


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Mad_Jack

Adventurer
Lucky enough to see all these folks live... Vintage Trouble was opening for The Who. :cool:


Robert Randolph and the Family Band... I saw this guy lift up his pedal steel and play it behind his head.





The Blind Boys of Alabama, singing Amazing Grace to the tune of House of the Rising Sun...




Vintage Trouble - Not Alright By Me and Nobody Told Me



 


Mad_Jack

Adventurer
Think I'll throw out some random international stuff that's worth knowing about...

1975 psych/prog rock/proto-metal from Zambia, the style's called Zamrock, the band also records in their native Bemba language as well

Amanaz - Easy Street

 

Mad_Jack

Adventurer
African metal...

ARKA'N from Togo



Sasamaso from Madagascar, singing in their native Malagasy



Rish, from Kenya. She bounces around between rock, metal, R&R and jazz

 
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payn

Legend
2/13 Mississippi John Hurt

This man developed a great guitar technique that got me to really practice at the instrument. Changed how I viewed playing and music in general. One person with a guitar can sound like band on their own. Really great stuff here. Enjoy!
 



payn

Legend
2/15 Janet Jackson

Michael Jackson casts a pretty huge shadow so I often forget about his very talented sister. It's also easy to think Prince and the Minneapolis sound gave her a path to stardom. No, despite all that Janet is a great talent all her own deserving of a shout out during black history, or any music recognition, month. Enjoy!
 


payn

Legend
2/17 Prince

The one and only. Prince was making entire albums by himself by the time he was 18. The real pioneer of the Minneapolis sound. So much pop music wouldn't exist if it didn't come out of his talented mind. Gone too soon, I so miss the purple Yoda.

 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
John Coltrane’s fearsome jazz classic, “Giant Steps”

Ramsey Lewis Trio’s untouchable instrumental version of “The In Crowd”

Herbie Hancock blew the doors off of MTV with ”Rockit “

Billy Cobham laid down “Stratos” in the early 80s or so, and I’ve heard covers of it being used in commercials to this day
 
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payn

Legend
John Coltrane’s fearsome jazz classic, “Giant Steps”

Ramsey Lewis Trio’s untouchable instrumental version of “The In Crowd”

Herbie Hancock blew the doors off of MTV with ”Rockit “
Nice St Paul dining car backdrop on that "The In Crowd" tune. :cool:
 

Dannyalcatraz

Schmoderator
Staff member
Jimmy Smith’s album Peter and The Wolf is a jazz deconstruction of the classical original. It is rare as hell on vinyl, and wasn’t released on CD for a loooong time. It was one of Mom’s holy grail discs.

 

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