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  posted on 7/22/2008 at 11:56 PM
so i'm realizing/feeling like at 24 alot of my generation doesn't quite understand the power of real music or the depths it can bring you. music has the power to flow through people and touch souls and spirits and hearts and minds, it strikes a nerve and pulls on the heart strings....art...isn't this what music is about?

for me its duane, santana, bloomfield, buddy, coltrane and mclaughlin, i'm curious who are the musicians that have resonated most within you?

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 12:19 AM
Duane, Jerry, and Coltrane can all move me to tears easily. I totally agree with you about this generation. To them (for the most part) music is something that plays in the background while they do something else. Not the case with me. I put in the phones way more often than watching tv or movies.

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 12:46 AM
ABB and some of the splinter groups move through me along with flamenco music.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 01:24 AM
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so i'm realizing/feeling like at 24 alot of my generation doesn't quite understand the power of real music or the depths it can bring you.

I think many of us old farts just didn't grow up with all the distractions that someone your age has. The constant bombardment of hundreds of cable channels, video games, the internet, helicopter parents, commercialization of music, etc.

I know it will sound a bit nuts, but having grown up with LP's instead of CD's also made a difference. There's a lot more to enjoy with an LP jacket in terms of appreciating the design, getting info about the musicians, etc. And the process of playing an LP just naturally focuses more attention and respect for the content than spinning a CD (or playing tunes off a playlist on a computer).

Music was a unique differentiator in the 60's and 70's between the generations, hence we concentrated more on it. That isn't the case today. It didn't hurt that the quality and diversity of styles were so high and interesting either.

I wish I would have known then that we were witnessing the peak of the era. I would have gone to lot more shows!

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 01:26 AM
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"so i'm realizing/feeling like at 24 alot of my generation doesn't quite understand the power of real music or the depths it can bring you."


Thats cause so many of them are listening to pure garbage. Rap. Hip Hop. Exceedingly poor quality rock, etc. Keep spreading the good music to your peers. Every once in a while someone "antenna" will accidently tune in to what you are talking about and...the rest will be history! Another your person will discover REAL music.

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"music has the power to flow through people and touch souls and spirits and hearts and minds, it strikes a nerve and pulls on the heart strings....art...isn't this what music is about?

for me its duane, santana, bloomfield, buddy, coltrane and mclaughlin, i'm curious who are the musicians that have resonated most within you?"


For me...the Allman Brothters Band, North Missisiippi All stars, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam. Miles Davis, Coltrane.

The Cowboy Junkies, Eva Cassity, Mississippi John Hurt, Norman Blake, John Hartford. Duck Baker. Gillian Welch. Anyone who does old country and appalachian songs from way back in the 1800's. Tony Rice. The Gratefull Dead.

The Mississipi Mass Choir (black gospel). A christian group from Ireland called "Iona". Phil Keaggy's instrumental stuff. Neil Young. Doc Watson. The Glenn Miller Orchestra. Dusty Springfield. A christian group called "Third Day".

Bill Monroe, Ralph and Carter Stanley. Dry Branch Fire Squad. Allison Krauss and Union Station. I could go on and on, but I'll stop.

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:29 AM
I think that good music is always being made but in certain ways it may be tougher to find or to focus on today.

1. Radio sucks, mainly
2. listeners have much more media distraction (i.e. more cable channels, the internet, more impressive home theaters, video games, etc) to draw them away from music; and 3. there is just also SOOOO much music available that I think people can't focus on a few good things as much as they used to.

Music that flows through me: Tommy Bolin. Mick Taylor. Steve Hackett. Duane, Dickey, and Derek. Miles Davis. Herbie Hancock. Pete Townshend. Paul Westerberg.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:43 AM
Music that just flows through me and makes my jaw drop includes ABB, The Grateful Dead, moe., and while I know there isn't a lot of love on these boards Phish. Harry Hood from 12-30-95 is 15 minutes of pure bliss that will just absolutely take you to other places. I have had a few of those moments listening to The Doors, YMSB, Railroad Earth, and Donna the Buffalo too.


 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:43 AM
It's not just you or your generation.

For a lot of folks (old farts, included), music is merely background noise. Something to listen to while you do housework, read or whatever. Donna and I were having dinner with a bunch of her co-workers (who get quite a kick out of us and our web-site buddies!). They just couldn't conceive the idea of putting on a piece of music and sitting down to listen to it.

These same folks enjoy watching shows like "American Idol", and see no sense in buying a complete CD when you can buy single songs off of I-Tunes.

There was a lady at our "birth-a-versay" party named Luckschmie (spelled incorrectly by me here). Luckschmie is a music teacher from India, and recently played with Ravi Shankar. To sit and talk with Luckschmie is to receive an education on music, culture and spirituality.

Music is a path to enlightenment and to God. Indeed, music is a part of God.

Those of us who are able to conceive this, and receive this gift of music are fortunate. This very website, and the friends and famABBly that it has generated are a testament to these truths.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:46 AM
For me...
......you can add Miles Davis and Astor Piazzolla to the list.
Doug

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:55 AM
..is my favorite kind

Of course all the classics others have mentioned like Santana and Coltrane, and our favorites on this board like the Allmans, Derek Trucks, and the Mule go without saying.

Two new bands whose music flows through me are New Monsoon and Railroad Earth. They are pretty different from each other, but I can virtually guarantee that everybody on this website would like at least one of them, if not both.

New Monsoon has a sound that is influenced by the Allmans, Santana, Indian music, and classic rock, among others. They have a great guitar duo in Bo Carper, who plays acoustic and some banjo, and Jeff Miller, who plays a cherry red Gibson SG Jeff writes magnificent instrumentals that remind me a lot of Dickey's classics, and they play Jessica and Elizabeth Reed in concert, so I don't think it's an accident

Railroad Earth is more bluegrass-oriented, although they do have a drummer and can venture into more psychedelic rock territory. I tell a lot of people that if they like the acoustic side of the Grateful Dead, they will almost certainly love Railroad Earth. Todd Sheaffer is a great songwriter who writes the kind of timeless classics that seem to have always existed, just waiting for somebody to pluck them out of the ether. They listen to each other well, and when they get rolling live, their music flows like a mighty river, to borrow the title of one of their songs.

 
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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:55 AM
Musicians that move me

Bob Dylan, The Band, Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers Band, Stephen Stills, Sonny Rollins, Staind, The Rising album, Tea Leaf Green, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, Aretha Franklin, Delta Blues, Govt Mule, The song Soulshine, North Mississippi Allstars, The song Signs, Bob Marley and his children, Toots Maytall, John Mayall, Bonnie Raitt, Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Motown, Blind Boys of Alabama, Grace Potter, Black Crowes, Wayne Shorter

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 07:58 AM
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Music is a path to enlightenment and to God. Indeed, music is a part of God.




In the Hindu religion, the belief is that all music and communication come from the highest vibration of the mind of the creator. IN fact all of creation is vibration. Music is universal communication because it is close
to the creators mind and heart.

In the area of subatomic physics, string theory says all matter is made of vibrating pieces of energy.
How it vibrates determines if it becomes a quark, electron or proton.

It seems to me the theoretical physicists are just learning what Holy men have known for a long time.

So you and I are a collection of vibrating energy.

Musicians that can remove all ego from their playing, and allow music to flow through them and not from them are speaking from a holy place.

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 08:55 AM
The music made by these 2 guys resonates through me like no other.





 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 08:57 AM
dtb
Coltrane
Miles
The list goes on and on

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 09:01 AM
to name just a few...Hendrix,Quicksilver,Traffic,Miles Davis,Dave Brubeck,Zappa,Santana,Lightin' Hopkins,Howlin' Wolf,Paul Butterfield,John Mayall,Canned Heat,Spirit,Al Green... Oops...left out one important name..Bob Dylan !!!

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 09:02 AM
As a teen, I was a metal head. Shocker, huh? Anyway, at 17 I began working at a music store, and after a while I took up the bass and started jamming with other local musicians. The primary music that we all were involved in was Western Swing. Never in my life did I think I could get into that genre. But I did. It has the power to lift my spirits, and I just enjoy the hell out of playing it.

As for spiritual enlightenment...the ABB, no doubt. When the band begins to play, I transcend...and that's the only way I know how to explain it.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 09:06 AM
The best date I've ever had revolved around music. We dug through my album collection, and spent the night listening to LAFE, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, and various other jazz collections, while sitting on the front porch in the rain. Perfection.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 09:09 AM
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Bill Monroe, Ralph and Carter Stanley. Dry Branch Fire Squad. Allison Krauss and Union Station. I could go on and on, but I'll stop.


Wow - didn't expect to see this ecclectic list. Funny though how some artists just do it for you.....and Dry Branch Fire Squad always moves me when I see them.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 09:11 AM
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As a teen, I was a metal head. Shocker, huh? Anyway, at 17 I began working at a music store, and after a while I took up the bass and started jamming with other local musicians. The primary music that we all were involved in was Western Swing. Never in my life did I think I could get into that genre. But I did. It has the power to lift my spirits, and I just enjoy the hell out of playing it.

As for spiritual enlightenment...the ABB, no doubt. When the band begins to play, I transcend...and that's the only way I know how to explain it.


Mitzi, I LOVE western swing. There is nothing like real Texas dance hall music in a real Texas dance hall - nothing!

 

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As a teen, I was a metal head. Shocker, huh? Anyway, at 17 I began working at a music store, and after a while I took up the bass and started jamming with other local musicians. The primary music that we all were involved in was Western Swing. Never in my life did I think I could get into that genre. But I did. It has the power to lift my spirits, and I just enjoy the hell out of playing it.

As for spiritual enlightenment...the ABB, no doubt. When the band begins to play, I transcend...and that's the only way I know how to explain it.


Mitzi, I LOVE western swing. There is nothing like real Texas dance hall music in a real Texas dance hall - nothing!


Amen to that. And it just has the ability to make you wanna get up and dance. It's just happy music, although the lyrics aren't always happy. LOL!

 

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The best date I've ever had revolved around music. We dug through my album collection, and spent the night listening to LAFE, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Miles Davis, and various other jazz collections, while sitting on the front porch in the rain. Perfection.


Sounds like a good time.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 09:45 AM
This is a very interesting thread and I keep pondering it and finding it hard to pinpoint any particular artist because it often has to do with my own state of mind and other external influences.

However there is one artist that I force myself to listen to when I am so stressed or down and don't even want to listen to music, and that's Robert Randolph. There is just something about him. If you have seen him live, you know what I mean. He is so full of joy you can't help but to feel better when you see or hear him. I really believe this comes from a spiritual place. He grew up playing gospel in church and he shares that pure joy each time he plays.

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 10:00 AM
The Allman Brothers Band ,Yardbirds,Cream, Deep Purple all have that drive that gets to me , and Jack pearsons playing on the free form Jams with the ABB just takes me a long way from where i am.. simply brilliant..

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 10:26 AM
ABB (old and new), Derek Trucks Band, Santana, Van Morrison, Grateful Dead, Stones (Mick Taylor era), Eric Clapton (and all of those bands he played in), Pink Floyd, Joni Mitchell, Rickie Lee Jones, Traffic, Bloomfield, Butterfield, jazz in many forms (Weather Report, Return to Forever, Coltraine, Nina Simone, Ella, ...), Bob Dylan, Natalie Merchant (both 10000 Maniacs and solo stuff), ...

 

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  posted on 7/23/2008 at 01:56 PM
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"For a lot of folks (old farts, included), music is merely background noise. Something to listen to while you do housework, read or whatever. Donna and I were having dinner with a bunch of her co-workers (who get quite a kick out of us and our web-site buddies!). They just couldn't conceive the idea of putting on a piece of music and sitting down to listen to it."


I find that to be just very VERY sad.

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These same folks enjoy watching shows like "American Idol", and see no sense in buying a complete CD when you can buy single songs off of I-Tunes."


And thats equally sad.

To each there own I guess...but still...sad.

 

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