Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Thu May 26, 2011 3:36 pm

Let's never forget that the 60s also gave us several bands that did not make huge amounts of fame or money:

The amazing Misunderstood:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzs7KqAT6pE

This should have been the biggest band at that time. A crime.

The Del Vetts:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSluwC6p ... ature=fvwp

Les Goths. They were French, but it's our sound..lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQLa0k9B ... re=related

The delightful Deviants:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoD9Ayoy ... re=related

Trippy, hippy, bibby, HP Lovecraft:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzhJlgcP ... re=related

In a real country radio would sound like this.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Ezra Lb. » Thu May 26, 2011 7:36 pm

It's not really my taste but congrats to Lady Gaga for her consumer friendly approach with her new record.

http://www.amazon.com/Born-This-Way-Dig ... ryngula-20


The best American band from the 60s you never heard of was Kaleidoscope. They are the missing link between such West coast bands as Jefferson Airplane and the Doors and a rip snorting bluegrass band. They were just as likely to have a banjo or Oud solo as an electric guitar. Such eclecticism must be rewarded by obscurity.

Jimmy Page once called them his favorite band and he certainly learned a lot from them. The member that has had the most visible career is multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire David Lindley.

NOTE: There was both a British band and a Mexican band by that name. This is the American group.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gu87-le- ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biJYZItW ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shYpM6a6 ... re=related

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Fri May 27, 2011 3:01 pm

I'm tripping, I'm actually tripping. I stopped licking my frog, I will now pick Ezra up on my magic carpet and we will go get loads of In-N-Out burgers.

Yowwz.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Sun May 29, 2011 12:02 pm

Gil-Scott Heron is dead. Oh no.

All the good ones are leaving us. RIP

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby cynic » Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:39 pm

Heart And Soul - Hoagy Carmichael
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8CSjDC18b0
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:27 am

Here's an interesting bit of trivia: Hoagy Carmichael was Ian Fleming's first choice to play James Bond in the movies. No shit.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby FrankChurch » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:37 am

Was Ian Fleming drinking at the time?

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Chuck Messer » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:52 pm

I don't think he was drunk. Keep in mind Casino Royale was published in 1953, and...well, let this link speak for itself:

http://popculturewonders.blogspot.com/2 ... -bond.html

Fleming moved on to David Niven and Cary Grant as his choice to play the part. Eventually, it went to some unknown named Sean Connery. God knows what happened to him.

Still, Carmichael did look a bit Bond-ish in his photos. You just have to get past the name, 'Hoagy'.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby cynic » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:18 pm

chuck,
that you were able to read on after encountering the "Mr. Mike's Museum" banner says much for your open mindedness,
but it may have offered a distraction?

Carmichael's appearance was offered as a description of Bond; not one of Flemming's choices to play him?
(i read most of the Bond stories as a kid, "Chitty...Bang" last.)
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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Chuck Messer » Sun Jun 05, 2011 2:43 am

Huh. I could have sworn I read elsewhwere...

...Well, it's of no consequence. Sorry. I didn't mean to hijack the thread.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby cynic » Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:52 am

well, it could be worse chuck,
hijackings so often bring us to cuba, venezuala or palestine...

your link offered...
(Hoagy Carmichael Fun Fact: His most famous songs, Stardust and Heart and Soul are two of the most recorded American songs in history )
a lead to...
"White Christmas" is the Most Recorded Song in History Since "Yesterday" by the Beatles!"
http://www.associatedcontent.com/articl ... html?cat=2

oh, look, "Happy Birthday" :D ... (licensed and enforced by ASCAP, and the simple little ditty brings in more than USD $2 million in annual royalties :shock: )
:oops: uuuhh...nevermind :oops:
follow your bliss,mike

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Re: Well, an American musician

Postby cynic » Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:45 am

texas cowboy
Van Cliburn
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7MAriotZyE
wide fanbase
follow your bliss,mike

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby cynic » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:45 pm

"Psychedelic Relic"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpLLv_zj ... ideo_title
quite right slick
follow your bliss,mike

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Anthony Ravenscroft » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:02 am

Speaking of the "James Bond" franchise, there's a largely unfounded story that Patrick McGoohan was offered the role, but (hoping for a resurrection of Danger Man) suggested his unemployed friend Sean Connery. Years later, he was offered the role again, but (in the midst of The Prisoner) suggested his unemployed friend Roger Moore.

Tying into recent events, McGoohan was a longtime friend of Peter Falk, directing five episodes of Columbo, guest-starring as the killer in four (three of which he directed), writing & producing two. Two of these earned him an Emmy.

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Re: Ezra's Wholesome American Music Thread

Postby Anthony Ravenscroft » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:05 am

Heck -- almost forgot.

Frank, I actually own a couple of HP Lovecraft LPs. But here's the track that leapt out at me & is still my favorite -- doesn't sound like anything else they ever recorded:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRpS12lfKcw


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