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Old 07-29-2017, 08:26 PM
 
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My play list is full of 60s and early 70s hits but when listening to the radio I prefer indie stations and NPR's World Cafe.
There are some great current musical artists: Lake Street Dive, Sturgill Simpson, Audra Mae, James Maddock, etc; it'd be silly to limit myself to one era.
What I don't listen to, as a rule, is 80s and 90s rock or contemporary country. There are probably exceptions but can't think of any at the moment.

And I'm not at all embarrassed to admit I love listening to Jack Johnson. Yeah, I own that.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:31 PM
 
Location: South Louisiana
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I like 50's & 60's rock & roll and also swamp pop.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:04 PM
 
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Classic rock, 60s and 70s. Sirius Classic Vinyl plays the music I like.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:17 PM
 
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The Sting came out when I was in high school. Ragtime stole my breath and my heart away. I've never looked (back isn't the right chronological concept here, so I better say) forward. Later branched out to Boogie Woogie and trad jazz.
Funny how two people can listen to the same recording for the first time, and one can be bored and the other will know that their life just became a little bit better and finer. Its wonderful that nobody in this thread has even suggested that one kind of music is better than another. We are happy and eager just to put forth the music that speaks to us, that when we first heard it, we said " that's it!"
A friend was shuffling through cds in my car back in the cd heyday. I thought I had a huge variety of trad jazz and early 1900s piano stylings. The friend said, "everything you have is the same." No! When looked at with the eyes of love, every little detail of the beloved is magnified and distinguishing. All the same. Pfffft.
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Old 07-29-2017, 09:33 PM
 
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Funny how two people can listen to the same recording for the first time, and one can be bored and the other will know that their life just became a little bit better and finer.
I have a dear friend, 50+ y.o., who has a wonderful husband, 4 great kids, and a successful career, yet to this day considers the moment she first heard a Prince song as the single most transforming moment in her life.
I never "got" his music but I'm in awe that any music can play such a powerful part in someone's life.
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:30 PM
 
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Primary listen to the Big Band Era, Glenn Miller etal...

2nd'ly 50-60's Rock & Roll, Bill Haley and the Comets etal...
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Old 07-29-2017, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Northern NJ
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Jazz. What else is there? Saw Eldar Djangirov last night in Woodstock. Fantastic tight set.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:58 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Mostly rock and roll; I like '60s, good '80s, show tunes, big band, modern country, some '50s, a little bit of the '70s.
I prefer upbeat songs and anthems over ballads.

I like music that I can dance to or sing along with.
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Old 07-30-2017, 01:12 AM
 
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It's probably a topic for another thread but I'll go there: I'm not a fan of cover bands.
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Old 07-30-2017, 02:07 AM
 
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I still prefer the music from the 60s. Now some of it is being re-done by modern groups, e.e. Mona Lisa Twins


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdqM...7E253&index=19
The best song Brian Wilson ever wrote, according to...












...Brian Wilson, at a Beacon Theatre concert during his "Pet Sounds" tour a few years ago.
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