Sunday, February 12, 2017

Friday, February 10, 2017

3494. Return to Forever - Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (Parts 1+2)

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From: Romantic Warrior; Year: 1976; Genre: Jazz Fusion/Progressive Rock
This track, which is like a mashup of jazz, rock, funk, and classical was perfect for my mood today on this Funky Friday. Whilst it's less full-on funk and more like a very jazzy Rush instrumental; this one's just too funky to not pick it. That ever changing funky rhythm that Stanley Clarke and Lenny White lay down is just too infectious. For that matter the entire band show off their chops in this 12 minute epic instrumental fight song.

Hear Duel of the Jester and the Tyrant (Parts 1+2) on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: Ozric Tentacles - Plant Music

My song pick two years ago today: Luther Vandross - Never Too Much

My song pick three years ago today: Jethro Tull - Living in the Past

My song pick four years ago today: Hawkwind - It Is the Business of the Future to Be Dangerous

My song pick five years ago today: Earth, Wind & Fire - Fantasy

My song pick six years ago today: Miles Davis - Freddie Freeloader

My song pick seven years ago today: Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli (Quintette du Hot Club de France) - Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)

My song pick eight years ago today: Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble - Little Wing

My song pick nine years ago today: Jethro Tull - Said She Was A Dancer


Thursday, February 02, 2017

3486. The Allman Brothers Band - Statesboro Blues

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From: At Fillmore East; Year: 1971; Genre: Blues Rock/Southern Rock
Yesterday I learned of the passing of legendary drummer Butch Trucks, I don't really know wot to say... dang. Both him and Jaimoe are basically two of the greatest drummers of all time and have influenced the course of music for the last several decades and we will be feeling their influence for many, many years to come. Whenever I think of the two of them I'm immediately thinking of At Fillmore East and the musical clinic those two put on; it only seemed right to pick one the more legendary songs from the album to mark today.
This is a blues originally done by Blind Willie McTell; and if you love music you should know this bluesy rock version.

Hear Statesboro Blues on YouTube.



My song pick one year ago today: The Scorpions - The Zoo

My song pick two years ago today: Hawkwind - Wraith

My song pick three years ago today: Jethro Tull - Bends Like a Willow

My song pick four years ago today: Rhapsody of Fire - The Mystic Prophecy of the Demonknight

My song pick five years ago today: Led Zeppelin - Rock and Roll

My song pick six years ago today: Rush - Xanadu

My song pick seven years ago today: Iron Maiden - Powerslave

My song pick eight years ago today: George Frideric Handel - Every Valley Shall Be Exalted

My song pick nine years ago today: Kohei Tanaka - Kline's Dream