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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 03:33 PM
I thought about this topic when I came across one of my own obscure CD's...

I have in my CD collection a commercially released Disc called "Brute" - "Nine High a Pallet". It turns out I bought this disc when it came out in 1996. It technically is a CD from Athens GA. singer songwriter Vic Chestnutt...but, the backing band on it is none other than members of Widespread Panic which is why I purchased it. Turns out they are friends of course. I have been a BIG Panic fan for many years and thats why I NEEDED to own this CD. I just started to rediscover this cool rootsy disc of songs with very strange lyrics. If you know anything about Vic Chestnutt who is a pararpalegic and known alcohol abuser etc, you'll know why they are completely strange and off the wall. He kind of reminds me of Syd Barrett in a weird way...

some info on Vic Chestnutt if you are interested...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vic_Chesnutt


The CD cover art and players...



Personnel

Brute is:

Vic Chesnutt - guitar, vocals, harmonica
John Bell - dobro, vocals
Michael Houser - guitar, vocals
Todd Nance - percussion, drums, vocals
Dave Schools - bass, percussion, vocals
John Hermann - keyboards

Guest performers:
John Hickman - harp
John Keane - pedal steel
David Lowery - guitar

Production:
John Keane - engineer





...so anyway, what are some strange, rare or obscure CD's that you guys might own and enjoy listening to?









[Edited on 8/29/2007 by EddieP]

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 03:53 PM
Something rare but worth hearing for the hot guitar playing is called "The Humbler" by Danny Gatton with Robert Gordon's band, recorded live in the early 80's.
 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 03:53 PM
Side project of Michael Stipe of R.E.M. decent record to.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 03:55 PM
an album i had by DON PRESTON--played lead for LEON RUSSELL,was in Bangladesh concert,Leon Live,Leon's first solo effort---DON's album is quite good....loved the song,"i've got a minor case of the blues today"

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 03:58 PM
Bill Frisell and Vernon Reid, Smash and Scatteration

the review from Amazon

By the time he recorded this deliriously oddball 1984 encounter, Bill Frisell had developed his signature haunting, haltering sound in recordings with Paul Motian and others. Hints of his later excursions into Americana and other unlikely fields of modernist jazz expansion are heard here and, strikingly, are enthusiastically joined by the raunchier Reid, who was en route from Defunkt and Decoding Society to his own successful funk-rock outfit, Living Colour. Frisell's pieces rollick and jog along at one moment, then sing languidly and sweetly at another, his bent and splayed electric guitar complemented by his jaunty acoustic guitar and the strange sonorities of the guitar synth. With Reid's wonderful counterpoint--a more raw guitar, squiggling electronics, synth drums beats, and an occasional hoe-downing banjo--the results are highly compelling.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 04:00 PM
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an album i had by DON PRESTON--played lead for LEON RUSSELL,was in Bangladesh concert,Leon Live,Leon's first solo effort---DON's album is quite good....loved the song,"i've got a minor case of the blues today"


More famously, Don Preston was a Mother of Invention.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 04:07 PM
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Hey Bill, I love Frisell's stuff and I never heard of this disc. I am not really a big Vernon Reid fan or Living Colour fan, but that sounds like a strange combo of guitar playrs.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 04:08 PM
I have a 2 disc CD by Steve Wynn; Here Comes The Miracles.

I don't know how obscure it is but for me it is obscure.
I read a great review of the disc; CD of the Year, the whole package.

I can't say I like it or dislike it, it's just there.

I do however, see a Ton of his shows on Dime; The Steve Wynn Archieve.

I do own a good amount of Broadway Soundtracks, that might be considered Obscure to a lot of people.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 04:08 PM
"Polly, the Singing Sweetheart" LOL My great-aunt used to perform on local radio station and at little fairs, etc near Wichita KS when she was younger. Wore a little cowgirl outfit, played the guitar, and sang country-western songs. Anyway, she did cut an album - I'm guessing this was in late 40's/early 50's - that I have a copy of. A couple of years ago my brother transferred this to CD and did some work in his studio to clean up sound, etc. For Christmas he presented everyone in the family (including Aunt Polly, who is in her mid-80's now) with our own personal copies of the CD, complete with cover art replicated from the original album.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 04:34 PM
i also got,on tape, KEEF on piano with SONNY ROLLINS on sax...some playing around in the studio...

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 04:53 PM
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Hey Bill, I love Frisell's stuff and I never heard of this disc. I am not really a big Vernon Reid fan or Living Colour fan, but that sounds like a strange combo of guitar playrs.


It's really different but in a good way.

Funny you should start this thread Eddie. I was thinking about getting this disc out yesterday until the mailman came with a package of shows

 

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an album i had by DON PRESTON--played lead for LEON RUSSELL,was in Bangladesh concert,Leon Live,Leon's first solo effort---DON's album is quite good....loved the song,"i've got a minor case of the blues today"


More famously, Don Preston was a Mother of Invention.


Two different Don Prestons.

 
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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 05:14 PM
http://www.donprestonguitar.com/bio.cfm

this is the PRESTON i'm talking about....

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 05:29 PM
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http://www.donprestonguitar.com/bio.cfm

this is the PRESTON i'm talking about....


Yeah, I knew the one you were referring to. Great guitarist. First person I'd ever seen play a Gibson Explorer. That band Leon had in the early '70s was awesome! How Carl Radle could find the time to play with both Leon's band and the Dominoes was mind boggling...kind of like how Derek & Warren juggle their schedules, too.

And, just for "equal time" here's the Zappa/Mothers/Beefheart Don Preston:
http://www.united-mutations.com/p/don_preston.htm

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 05:33 PM
The "equal time" link doesn't work.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 05:35 PM
Should work now. Thanks for the heads up.
 
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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 05:52 PM
For obscure, you can't beat the 80s work of Colonel Bruce Hampton There is a compilation of this period in Bruce's career called "Strange Voices" that has been one of my favorite CDs for some time, but I'm not sure if it's even in print anymore.

For those of you unaware of Bruce's oddness, some song titles to whet your appetite...

"A Stained Soul Cringes at the Small Details in the Mirror of Embarrassment"
"The Imposition According to Vasco De Gama"
"Fat Brooms Brush the Number Bush"

This excellent compilation also features such mindbending musical masterpieces as...

--The original Col. Bruce version of "Fixin' to Die" with Tinsley Ellis on guitar
--Rocking Late Bronze Age classics like "Pen Pals Diminished" and "Sea Cow"
--"Farmers Earn Livings," a song that I sometimes think is Bruce's finest moment

Get it if you can!

 
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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 06:01 PM
Sounds like he graduated from the Frank Zappa School of Song Naming.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 06:39 PM
Bruce and Frank were friends, and if you listen closely you can hear Bruce in the background of "Lumpy Gravy" having a conversation with Harold Kelling of the Hampton Grease Band.

Bruce once told me the smartest people he ever knew were Frank Zappa, Billy Bob Thornton and Vaylor Trucks. Pretty good company for Vaylor, I'd say!

 
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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 06:43 PM
I love to put on my Be Bop Deluxe's Axe Victim Cd form time to time and am trying to run down a copy of The Graeme Edge Band (featuring Adrain Gurvitz) Kick Off Your Muddy Boots.

 

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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 06:46 PM
Songs of the Humpback Whale



[Edited on 8/30/2007 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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I love to put on my Be Bop Deluxe's Axe Victim Cd form time to time and am trying to run down a copy of The Graeme Edge Band (featuring Adrain Gurvitz) Kick Off Your Muddy Boots.
Haven't thought of Kick Off Your Muddy Boots in ages! Have this one on vinyl.

 

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I love to put on my Be Bop Deluxe's Axe Victim Cd form time to time and am trying to run down a copy of The Graeme Edge Band (featuring Adrain Gurvitz) Kick Off Your Muddy Boots.
Haven't thought of Kick Off Your Muddy Boots in ages! Have this one on vinyl.


Ha! Now I know there are at least three people left in the world who know about Be Bop Deluxe....think I'll go dig out and listen to my copy of Live in the Air Age....

 
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  posted on 8/29/2007 at 07:13 PM
I hate to admit, but I actually own a copy of The Shaggs CD:

 

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