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Post by Firestarter » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:18 pm

In this post a collection of instrumental music.
Some are acknowledged “classics” by legendary Jazz artists. I also include some instrumentals that “serious” music experts don’t take seriously...


Jazz
“Duke” is one of the most legendary Jazz artists who wrote more than 2000 songs in his 50-year-career.
Duke Ellington – Take the “A” train (written in 1939, probably this is the famous 1941 hit): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twig_qzC8HA

The white Miller was for a while one of the most popular bandleaders, with more commercial success than “black” big bands. Miller “disappeared” after he stepped on a plane in December 1944...
Glenn Miller – In the mood (1939): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CI-0E_jses

Tommy Dorsey is maybe best known for recruiting the little known singer Frank Sinatra.
Tommy Dorsey – Opus #1 (1943): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8N2aEmcEbyg

Another legendary jazz artist that was at the forefront of just about all the major changes in jazz music from the 1940s to 1970s.
Miles Davis – So what (1959): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqNTltOGh5c

The house band of Stax played on more hits in the 1960s than any other musicians (except for the Motown house band)...
Booker T. & the MG’s - Green Onions (1962): https://youtu.be/_bpS-cOBK6Q

Jazz written by the Brazilian Antonio “Tom” Jobim (the inventor of Bossa Nova)...
Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd – Desafinado (1962): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=991uASejkY8

Quincy Jones was the producer for the best selling album of all-time (Michael Jackson’s Thriller); he produced numerous other artists (including Frank Sinatra and Miles Davis) and was also an accomplished artist himself.
Quincy Jones – Soul bossa nova (1962): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFyvfXVDNrs

May is maybe best known as the arranger for Frank Sinatra.
Billy May – Theme from Mission impossible (1967?): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJuFG1lxLcg

Hancock became famous when he worked with Miles Davis.
Herbie Hancock – Cantaloupe island (1964): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B1oIXGX0Io

To me the following song is more familiar with lyrics song by Jocelyn Brown
Ronnie Laws and Pressure – Always there (1975): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANhb-svKimY

The Netherlands has produced some internationally recognised jazz; the first hit single of the Dutch saxophonist Candy Dulfer was with Dave Stewart who is best known as part of the Eurythmics.
Candy Dulfer & Dave Stewart – Lily was here (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnTxmgWXt64


Movies
Following are some famous instrumentals that were used in movies…

John Barry – James Bond theme (1962): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwyYZXspIFQ

Henry Mancini – The pink panther theme (1963): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcDkUf6rz60

Ennio Morricone – Man with a harmonica - Death Rattle (1968): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s0-wbXC3pQ

The following song was the theme song for the 1969 TV series…
The Ventures – Hawaii five-o (1969): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rcvo4U33_L4

Martin Hamlish – The entertainer (1973): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQVMoGqWJHc

Walter Murphy – A fifth of Beethoven (1976): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ouMaLRth-s

Harold Faltermeyer – Axel F (1984): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dASqLXiuomY


Soul, Funk, Pop
Ray Charles (the Genius) has been credited with inventing “Soul”. His most famous songs feature his vocals and piano playing. He also made some instrumental “Jazz” albums.
This was a big hit in its own right – One mint julep (1961): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIPUhB7kRiY

I’m not sure if what sounds like “wa, waah, waaah” in the following song is made by voice…
Dick Dale & the Del-tones – Miserlou (1962): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yakr2GlyfLg

Santana became famous for their live performance at Woodstock, before they had ever released an album.
This was the time of the long “freak outs” – Soul sacrifice (1969): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqZceAQSJvc

Jimi Hendrix is arguably the most legendary guitar player in history. His legendary status was based in part on his live performances. He regularly played the American national anthem.
His most famous version is from Woodstock – Star spangled banner (1969): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKAwPA14Ni4

I guess that this is “funk”…
Incredible Bongo Band - Apache (1972): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cUjE3fETYQc

Barry White later became famous for his very LOW voice...
Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love’s Theme (1974): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YS7sWCG_ZE

From the Netherlands (a cover of Werner Thomas - Tchip tchip)…
De Electronica’s – De vogeltjesdans (1980): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q26NF7KfaSU


Hardrock
The Dutch born Eddie van Halen became one of the most famous “metal” guitarists in 1978...
Van Halen - Eruption (1978): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI7XiJgt0vY

Rush is the most famous Canadian “progressive rock” band.
Rush - YYZ (1981): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdpMpfp-J_I

Trash metal pioneers Metallica; a tribute to the diseased Cliff Burton (towards the end there’s a short spoken section with lyrics from a poem by Burton).
Metallica – To live is to die (1988): https://youtu.be/E3Os2Z6OF60

For most of the 1980s, the Peppers were possibly better known for appearing onstage wearing nothing but strategically placed socks than for their music. In 1991, they were the biggest “funk rock” band in the world. You might recognise the following “ditty” from Crazy Town’s one hit single.
Red Hot Chilli Peppers – Pretty little ditty (1989): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVxjdJoh4SM


House
There are literally hundreds of names for types of “electronic dance music”; I use the name “House” for simplicity (maybe some of them have some distorted vocals?)…

Rene et Gaston – Vallee de l’armes (1993): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-ORr6smSOo

Atlantic Ocean – Waterfall (1994): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLui_8t2thc

Spymaster & Eric Nouhan – Spontaneous (1996): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mMkJUiWEII

Robert Miles – Children (1996): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwqmJilXxJY

BBE – Seven days and one week (1998): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgYi-fmi9tk
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Re: Recommended music

Post by notmartha » Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:59 am

Good list, Firestarter.

Here's a social anthem that is just as applicable today as is was in 70's- "What About Me?" by the psychedelic/ garage band, Quicksilver Messenger Service.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOJk74QCGuw

Here are the lyrics:

You poisoned my sweet water.
You cut down my green trees.
The food you fed my children
Was the cause of their disease.
My world is slowly fallin' down
And the airs not good to breathe.
And those of us who care enough,
We have to do something.......
Chorus]
Oh... oh What you gonna do about me?
Oh... oh What you gonna do about me?
Your newspapers,
They just put you on.
They never tell you
The whole story.
They just put your
Young ideas down.
I was wonderin' could this be the end
Of your pride and glory?
[Chorus]
I work in your factory.
I study in your schools.
I fill your penitentiaries.
And your military too!
And I feel the future trembling,
As the word is passed around.
"If you stand up for what you do believe,
Be prepared to be shot down."
[Chorus]
And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run...
An I'm always getting busted
And I got to take a stand....
I believe the revolution
Must be mighty close at hand...
[Chorus]
I smoke marijuana
But I can't get behind your wars.
And most of what I do believe
Is against most of your laws
I'm a fugitive from injustice
But I'm goin' to be free.
Cause your rules and regulations
They don't do the thing for me
[Chorus]
And I feel like a stranger
In the land where I was born
And I live just like an outlaw.
An' I'm always on the run.
Teach me thy way, O LORD, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. Psalm 27:11
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