|By SB (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 07:46 pm:|
Ok - let's try this again in a different vain.
If you were banished to Siberia, a Deserted Island, or to some other God forsaken place - which album or cd would you take with you if you could only take one - and perhaps sneak in another?
I know it's hard to choose just one of anything - but let's see here. I mean - you are allowed to take your music maker w/you - whether it be a combo of some sort or a cd player/changer. So - now all you have to do is to choose your absolute favorite album or cd out of your entire beloved, valued and proud music collection to take along with you.
Needless to say - this particular choice of yours will be all you'll be able to listen to for the next five years or so - let's propose.
Mine would be: Curtis Mayfield's "Sweet Exorcist", album. If I were able to sneak in another one - it would be "The Temptations Greatest Hits", cd.
Which one(s) would you choose?
|By Des (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 08:01 pm:|
On the UK music-mag Mojo's site,when this kinda thing is started,it's restricted(often) to exclude Greatest Hits/Compilations....understandably,if it's meant to reflect contributors' take on an album that hit the mark at a given time,for all time and not a recap after they'd peaked etc etc....anyway,SB - we keepin' Hits/Comps?????????
My faves (as at 01.10 UK time) are :
1/ What's Goin' On
2/ Bitches Brew
|By Nish (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 08:35 pm:|
I like that, Des - keeping it time specific. As of 8:40 PM EST, I would have to take Marvin's "Let's Get It On" and Miracles "What Love Has Joined Together. In 2 minutes, this could change.
|By SB (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 08:53 pm:|
I got you Des. And it is interesting the way you all restrict it in the UK. I can dig that.
In your case - you are naming album titles right?
Nish - are you naming singles? Wouldn't you want to take an entire album or cd rather than just a single?
Btw - I love most of Marvin's songs - but "Let's Get It On", is my all time fave by him. And the question that begs to be answered is why? I don't know - but it is a fact.
The Tempts' version of "What Love Has Joined Together", is my fave. But I would try to sneak a Smokey album in w/me too.
|By breathtakingguy (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:06 pm:|
The Supremes 70's Anthology (is that fair?)and sneak in a Marvelettes album (the 1967 album). Then, there's Mary Wells......hmmmm.
|By Soul Sister (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:18 pm:|
1. Jimmy Scott (smile)
2. Jackie Wilson
Sorry SB; I'd have to pick a 3rd., It would be a compilation (a long compilation!) of my favorite R&B and lost soul artists, some not lost (smiling).
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:23 pm:|
Nat King Coles greatest hits and the Waiting to exhale soundtrack.
|By SB (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:25 pm:|
Soul Sister - but you can't take but one - and two at the most.
Btw - I saw an episode of the Bill Cosby show the other night - and your Jimmy Scott was mentioned thruout the entire show. Cliff and Claire were at odds ova a time period, as it pertained to when Little Jimmy Scott made this hit record. Claire stated that the hit song - and forgive me - for I forget the name of it - was made in 1960 - and Cliff said it was 1962. Claire was right of course. I'm sure you remember the title.
|By SB (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:28 pm:|
Eli - who knew you dug Nat. I mentioned him in the Greatest Soul Singer thread. I loved that man. And I could survive w/just his hits indeed.
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:31 pm:|
To me, Nat was the "Luther" of his day... the finest of pure woven silk!!!
|By Soul Sister (22.214.171.124) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 09:41 pm:|
The name of Bill's episode was "Denise's Decision" (re: college).
The ablum they had on the show was "All Over Again" a reissue in 1985, but it was a combination of 2-Savoy albums recorded in the 1950s. Characters Claire & Cliff danced to their song "Ëvening In Paradise".
ONLY 2 CDs ok ok then I'll just have to put some of Jackie's on the compilation. How's that SB ?
|By Soul Sister (126.96.36.199) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 10:10 pm:|
Forgot to mention "Evening In Paradise" track was cut in 1960, it's from "The Fabulous Songs Of Jimmy Scott", the 3rd. album he cut for Savoy.
|By Nish (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 10:11 pm:|
Nat's version of "These Foolish Things Remind Me Of You" is immaculate.
SB - I was naming albums eponymously named after the singles. Shhhhh... I don't actually care that much for "Let's Get It On" the song. I much prefer "If I Should Die Tonight" "Distant Lover" and "(Please Stay) If You Should Go Away" as standout tracks from the LGIO album. And the "What's Love Has Joined Together" album is my favorite Miracles' album - if you don't have it in your collection, you oughta!
BTW - I think Compilations and Anthologies are fair and square. And on that note, I'll just take the Miracles 35th Anniversary collection! :-)
|By douglasm (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 10:22 pm:|
Temptations--Compact Command Performance (a greatest hits collection)
Blues Breakers--John Mayall With Eric Clapton (the Beano comics one)
The Temptations went through so many musical styles it never gets boring, and there's something for every mood. On the other hand, I just love the Clapton/Mayall colaberation.
|By Caleb (220.127.116.11) on Thursday, July 03, 2003 - 10:55 pm:|
The first Stylistics album would be a nice choice.
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:18 am:|
I WOULD TAKE...FROM THE "EDUCATIONAL SECTION" OF THE STORE...AN INSTRUCTIONAL CD WHICH WOULD TEACH ME HOW TO BUILD A BOAT OR A RAFT SO I COULD GET OFF THE DAMN ISLAND!!!...STU(TWO OARS IN THE WATER)BASS
|By Heikki (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:44 am:|
Siberia may surprise you. I've done many business trips to many of the Siberian cities (mainly in the oil regions) during the last three decades, and my best memories are from there. They're friendly people and dine and wine (vodka) you like nowhere. And in some of those cities you even can buy soul music on Russian labels (bootlegs? you bet!). I've never been to Alaska, but I'd imagine it bears a resemblence.
The answer to your question: Oscar Toney Jr's For Your Precious Love.
|By Linda Di. (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:51 am:|
Patti LaBelle's "I'm In Love Again." I'd hopefully bribe whoever was making the rules and ask to sneak in a few more -- and those would be Phyllis Hyman and Jean Carne and Cindy Mizelle. Top it off with Giorge Pettus and Teddy Pendergrass. Grab some SPF30 and a case of Poland Springs water and blissfully live happily ever after.
|By Larry (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 05:29 am:|
If we have to pick ONE commercially released record, then it's a toss up between:
Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
Beatles "Sgt Peppers"
Marvin Gaye "What's Going On"
Beach Boys "Pet Sounds"
|By ckbronte (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 07:44 am:|
I would take "The Supremes 70's Anthology" and sneak in Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
|By David Meikle (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 09:12 am:|
|By SB (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 09:31 am:|
Great Holiday In The Morning All,
Hey Heikki. It is indeed interesting what you relayed concerning Siberia. I'm glad you have had some great memories from your time spent there. I suppose I was talking about the area in Siberia, I had heard about. I remember hearing or reading about an area where certain Russian criminals (War or other) neva wanted to be banished there as part of their punishment.
Isn't there an area In Siberia that is supposed to be one of the coldest and barest places on Earth? I wouldn't want to be banished to any place like that.
Let's just go w/a deserted island then. LOL!
And STUBASS - of course you would take an instructional video w/you. LOL! I hope this video would hip you to the fact that it still might take years to get that darn raft built. And what other video might you sneak in bro? LOL!
|By SB (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 09:47 am:|
Before I forget and truck on out to the grocery store. Thank you Soul Sister, for filling in some of the blanks I had concerning that Cosby episode. And of course, I had heard of - "Evening In Paradise", before. Great stuff indeed.
Nish - I just might have to get that album you mentioned by Smokey & the Miracles. I loved just about every song Smokey done sanged. LOL!
Holla 'atcha later. Have a great and safe holiday.
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 10:21 am:|
OK SB!!!...GOOD POINT!!!...SO I GUESS THAT (BEING BY MYSELF)...WOULD BE *ANY* CD WHICH INCLUDED THE TUNE..."LOVESICK KIND OF BLUES"!!!...STU(KEEPIN HIS HANDS IN HIS POCKETS)BASS
|By Rich (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 10:46 am:|
Light of Worlds - Kool & the Gang
Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
|By soulboy (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 11:06 am:|
It may be cheating a bit, but i'll have the hitsville USA box set 1959-71,there's a bit of everything and everybody in that!
|By DetroitDar (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 12:33 pm:|
I would trade in the cd/album and necessary equipment option to take along a guy who could sing! Happy 4th everyone!
|By recordman (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 01:29 pm:|
Darrell Banks Is Here! 1967 ATCO Records
Here Come The Tears
I've got that feelin'
I'm gonna hang my head and cry
Look into the eyes of a fool
our love (is in the pocket)
Open the door to your heart
Angel baby ( don't you ever leave me )
Somebody ( somewhere needs you )
Baby what'cha got ( for me )
You better go
Darrell was the man
I just wonder what stuff he would have done had he lived
|By Heikki (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 05:40 pm:|
I know what you meant in your initial posting. Yes, the coldest post on earth is in the Jakutia region (If I remember correctly,about 71 Celsius). I've visited that place about three years ago in a reindeer project (in an attempt to sell them the slaughter house - nothing came out of that, though).
SB, they also had their camps in that region during the previous regime, where many citizens of my country - and also my family - perished, but as I've already stated earlier (not here) the best way to keep peace is to create trade connections and that way to get to know each other and make friends. As surprising as it is, trade is the best tool to make friends.
late at night, and perhaps a bit too philosophical - and no ways, did I mean to offend anyone.
BTW, happy still-going-on the 4th of July.
|By M.McLeanTech (126.96.36.199) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 06:14 pm:|
Pink Floyd: "Wish You Were Here" album.
|By M.McLeanTech (188.8.131.52) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 06:20 pm:|
Regarding Friday, July 04, 2003 - 10:46 am:
I second your suggestion with all my heart.
"Maggot Brain" was utterly fantastic. I would take it to an island in a second. I was just talking about that tune yesterday. I was trying to make a point about how a person can become so obsessive that they turn into a "pack rat."
What a thrill to see this fantastic tune mentioned. God Bless Funkadelic!
|By JoB (184.108.40.206) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 07:08 pm:|
...without hesitation, one of my Motown compilation CD's...with Anita Baker's "Compositions" coming in a close second...
|By Soul Sister (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 07:21 pm:|
Along with the music in:
Siberia: My Alaskan Parky & my dogsled & team, not only for travel but also for those 65-below zero 3-Dog nights!
Island: My bathing suits and some lobster nets! Some rum punch or frozen marguritas!
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 07:28 pm:|
SOUL SISTER!!!...YOU MAY WANT ONE OF THOSE "BUN WARMERS" FOR THE SIBERIAN GIG!!!...STU(LOOKIN OUT FOR THE GIRLS)BASS
|By SoulangelSister (22.214.171.124) on Friday, July 04, 2003 - 07:53 pm:|
I knew the Soul Daddy Angel would be looking out for his flock! Ever sweet STUDADDYANGELBASS*******
|By Thommygirl_70 (126.96.36.199) on Saturday, July 05, 2003 - 02:14 am:|
It's hard to pick just two but I will go with Tammi Terrell's 'Essential Collection' and Marvin and Tammi's 'Complete Duets'
Andanycompilationthathasatammisongonit.....phew i put that all together so that *hopefully* that can count as just one extra cd that I could smuggle on the island or something, hehehehe!!!! Thank you
|By SB (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 09:11 am:|
Great Day All,
Now, now & holy cow, Soul Sister. You keep on and you�ll get some extra time added to your sentence. This trip may be to a deserted island (Which under the right circumstances could be considered a temporary paradise of some sort) � but you are still banished. No and � you can�t take along 5 suitcases and one large trunk. That is out.
One is lucky one gets to take along some music. And I have to correct something. One can only take a musical hook-up that doesn�t take any electricity � because there will be none on the island.
One doesn�t need a toothbrush even. One can make one�s own toothbrush. One is not authorized a mirror � for one will just have to imagine how one still look or try to catch one�s reflection in the water. One is also lucky enough to get a comb � and no brush. No sunscreen allowed. I mean - this is a punishment and not a vacation where one can take all amenities one can think of. LOL!
Heikki � thanks for your response. IMO � you were not being a little bit too philosophical � for that was right up my alley. My most secret desire, as it pertains to what I have always wanted to become � but knew the chances were slim, would have been to become a philosopher. English was always my favorite subject in school � and philosophy was favorite topic. So in that, we have kindred souls.
DetroitDar � now you know, you can�t sneak in a guy, although, I agree with the concept. I would also love to take along a guy that could sing � but alas � we�d just have to insure we took Eddie�s wonderful song � �Just My Imagination.� LOL!
And STUBASS � since you are going to be spending soooooo much time strolling along the beach w/your hands in your pockets � you might as well insure that you take the Tempt�s tune � �Take A Stroll Through Your Mind�, because you are going to have plenty of time to do both.� LOL!
|By Charmedes (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 09:39 am:|
"I can see clearly now" - Johnny Nash
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 09:47 am:|
I TOLD YOU SB!!!...I'M BUILDING A BOAT!!!...STUBASS
|By Eli (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:47 am:|
If it were Siberia, it would have to be the ENTIRE catalogue of Three Dog Night PLUS three(3) very large Irish Wolfhounds!!!!!
|By doctors (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 11:02 am:|
I would bring Herb Alperts: Rise, and I would sneak in Notorious B.I.G.'s: Ready to Die. Because Biggie Small's was the illist.
BTW, can I sneak in a deck of cards as well?
|By Soul Sister (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 12:09 pm:|
Having raised sleddogs and driven a dogteam in Alaska, I can tell you that Irish Wolfhounds would freeze to death out there and would not produce enough bodyheat to keep you warm, so I suggest you take along some hardy Alaskan Huskies bred by the native Inuet, they would be the best for survival!
a.k.a. J. Moondancer
|By DetroitDar (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:03 pm:|
OK...If I can't take a guy who sings, can I at least go to the same island as Stu? Maybe he'll let me hitch a ride on his boat! I don't know if he sings, but a homemade bass wouldn't be out of the question...so I would still have music! Whadaya say Stu?!
Detroit(willing to work)Dar
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:07 pm:|
COOL WITH ME DAR...IF YOU DON'T MIND LISTENING TO ME SING "SITTIN ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY" ABOUT 965 TIMES A DAY!!!...STU(WITH A BASS MADE FROM SEAWEED)BASS
|By DetroitDar (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:10 pm:|
It depends Stu...can you sing?!
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:13 pm:|
ANYONE CAN SING DAR!!!...JUST HOW GOOD???...IT'S SO SUBJECTIVE!!!...STU(DODGING THE QUESTION)BASS
|By DetroitDar (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 02:21 pm:|
OK, well I can handle it...I guess. Anyway if you sound too bad I'll just start singing...then you'll be willing to negotiate mutual silence!
Detroit(always thinking of an angle)Dar
|By STUBASS (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:01 pm:|
HEY ALL!!!...BETTER IDEA!!!...INSTEAD OF EVERYONE GOING TO THEIR OWN SEPERATE ISLAND...WHY DON'T WE ALL HANG AT THE *SAME* ISLAND???...WE WOULD HAVE GREAT MUSIC...LOTS TO TALK ABOUT...I'M SURE THAT THE "ANGELS" CAN "BURN" SOME VITTLES...AT LEAST SOME OF THEM...AND WE COULD ALL DUMP OUR COMPUTERS INTO THE OCEAN!!!...AND YES SOUL SISTER...WE'LL INVITE THE O'JAYS TOO!!!...HOW DOES THAT SOUND???...STU(I-LAND...AND SO WILL YOU)BASS
|By Eli (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:10 pm:|
Huskies they will be....the huskier the better!!!
|By MEL&THEN SOME (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:45 pm:|
Just as a matter of interest
did gilligan ever get of his island???????
Mr Magoo/J Backus.
|By STUBASS (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 03:48 pm:|
YEAH MEL!!!...HE GOT OFF THE ISLAND THE DAY THE SERIES GOT CANCELLED!!!...STU(WATCH THOSE NEILSON RATINGS)BASS
|By Jody (18.104.22.168) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 08:00 pm:|
David Ruffin-So Soon We Change album
|By Soul Sister (22.214.171.124) on Sunday, July 06, 2003 - 10:37 pm:|
Thats cool with me, Eddie Levert singing to me, forget about the vittles!(he-he-he-)!
Bobby my bro;
Excellent choice about the huskies but not too husky or they won't be able to pull your sled very far!
|By a crimson and grey douglasm (126.96.36.199) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 10:41 am:|
....can the huskies. 2 reasons.
1) The University of Washington (I'm a Cougar fan0--GO WAZOO!!)
2) We had a beloved Malamute for 10 years. Preston a) made the cat's life miserable--"good dog"--and b) shed enough that you could make sweaters for eternity.
Note that the live mascot of the UDub Huskies is a Malamute. I guess it isn't just the football coach thats screwed up at Montlake.
|By Soul Sister (188.8.131.52) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 12:29 pm:|
Hi Crimson & grey douglasm;
I raised Malamutes for 20 years, the largest (M'Loot strain) of the sleddogs. Sweet dogs, beautiful, love all people & hate all other dogs!! The best dogs for northern survival would be the Village dog or Indian Alaskan Husky which is actually a mixed breed of sleddog, unlike the purebred Alaskan Malamutes, Siberian Huskies, & Samoyeds that have actually become too refined & domesticated and has lost something in the white man's breeding for survival insticts, plus the native huskies are faster i.e. the Iditirod winners crossing over 1000 miles of frozen tundra thru rugged wilderness areas. Trips to the North Pole & Antarctica. RE: Shedding you bet! I know some who have made sweaters, scarfs, mittens, socks, coats, & jewelry from shedded fur. Northern breeds like wolves (which I use to raise also)have a double thick coat of fur not hair like the domestic dog breeds. Ok, some peole probably think our little escapade is way off from the music but in the spiritual sense they are the same. I'll say so long.
|By Handsome (184.108.40.206) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 12:31 pm:|
I would take my Aretha: The Definitive Atlantic Recordings. I would sneak in any Will Downing or Chaka Khan cds
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 01:02 pm:|
Deserted island records are as follows:
Temptations - "Sky's The Limit" & their Greatest Hits albums
Style Council - "Confessions Of A Pop Group" (wonderful concept album by Paul Weller, Mick Talbot & Dee C. Lee; one of the few soulful efforts I liked from the 1980s).
Michael Jackson - "Got To Be There" & "Off The Wall" ('nuff said!)
Supremes - "Right On" (elegant album from the Jean Terrell era - great tunes from Clay McMurray, too!)
Smokey Robinson - "Quiet Storm" (words cannot do justice for this fine album)
John Coltrane & Johnny Hartman (self-titled) - great album of ballads, great team up!
Oliver Nelson & His Orchestra - Live In Los Angeles 1967 (great live jams featuring a young Tom Scott on the tenor sax).
Anything from Sarah Vaughan....
Jimmy Smith - The Cat (classic organ playing with Lalo Schifrin's arrangements)
Anything from Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66
Wes Montgomery - Tequila & A Day In The Life (classic guitar and arrangements from Claus Ogerman & Don Sebesky)
End of list
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By MEL&THEN SOME (18.104.22.168) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 01:03 pm:|
have you ever worn those tennis rackets on your feet in the snow?
mush mush mel
|By Soul Sister (22.214.171.124) on Monday, July 07, 2003 - 04:46 pm:|
Didn't need em'with my mukluks!
|By R&B (126.96.36.199) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 02:41 pm:|
SIBERIA,YIKES BETTER STOCK UP ON THE WARM BLANKETS AND COACO,AFTER THAT THE TEMPS AND WES MONGOMERY...I'M WARM NOW!
|By KevGo (188.8.131.52) on Tuesday, July 08, 2003 - 03:01 pm:|
Those acts are from my list, pal!
Kevin Goins - KevGo
|By R&B (184.108.40.206) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 12:20 pm:|
HEY KEV,I'LL SAVE YA A BLANKET!
|By Michael/cleoharvey (220.127.116.11) on Wednesday, July 09, 2003 - 03:43 pm:|
I would bring in Billie Holiday's Columbia boxed set (a bit of a cheat) and I would sneak in Diana Ross and the Supremes Live at London's Talk of the Town.