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CB’s Listening Week

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Here’s a random sampling of what CB listens to in his busy week.

download (2) Widespread Panic  ‘Till The Medicine Takes’

download (3) Mavis Staples Lucky Peterson ‘Spirituals & Gospel’

download (4)Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmare: Meditations On Mingus

download (5) ‘The Best Of Marc Almond’

download (7) Bruce Springsteen ‘Darkness On The Edge Of Town’

download (9) J.J. Cale ‘#8’

download (3) Lightnin’ Hopkins ‘Blues In My Bottle’

download (10) Brian Eno ‘Desert Island Selection’

download (11) The Platters ‘Golden Hits’

download (13) The Tragically Hip ‘Music @ Work’

download (2) Merle Haggard ‘Going Where The Lonely Go’

download Larry Young ‘Unity’

download (4) Rocket From The Crypt ‘RFTC’

download (5) A Decade Of Steely Dan

download (6) The Very Best Of Cat Stevens

download (8) Otis Spann’s Chicago Blues

download (7) Robbie Robertson

download (9) Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee  ‘Sonny&Terry’

download (12).jpg Creedence Clearwater Revival ‘Chronicle’

download (13) John Scofield ‘Steady Groovin’

download (11) John Prine ‘Fair & Square’

download (17) Bela Fleck and the Flecktones ‘Left Of Cool’

download (14) Film Music By Ennio Morricone

download (16) Jackie McLean ‘One Step Beyond’

download (15) Giant Sand ‘Glum’

download Streetwalkers ‘Downtown Flyers’

download Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges ‘Side By Side’

download Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers ‘Echo’

download (25) Fu Manchu ‘Go For It Live’

download (27) Stan Getz ‘The Artistry Of Stan Getz’

download (28) Music By Ry Cooder

What to listen to for the up coming week? Hmmmmm.  Any suggestions folks?

 

 

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50 comments on “CB’s Listening Week

  1. zachsmusicreviews
    November 4, 2018

    Damn! Eclectic taste that’s for sure. Lately, I’ve been liking Larkin Poe, Greta Van Fleet, and Freddie King and the Marcus King Band. Are you more of a songs guy or albums guy? Just curious.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 4, 2018

      Music guy! But Yeah I am an “albums guy” for sure. That’s how I started out as a kid. Obviously I like the individual songs but going back to the first Cream record it has always been about the album with individual songs on the side.
      I will jot down those titles for sure. Freddie I’m up with. Greta I’ve heard of. Marcus and Poe, you have me curious. Thanks.

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      • zachsmusicreviews
        November 4, 2018

        Me too! But lately it’s been a bit of both. Larkin Poe’s albums aren’t the best BUT their Tip of the Hat series on YouTube is something I like. A lot. Marcus’ band reminds me of some long-forgotten southern rock band.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 5, 2018

        I always like a good single. That’s why I do a take on them.

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      • zachsmusicreviews
        November 5, 2018

        Indeed! Always a good read.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 5, 2018

        Thanks. I’ll pop over later in the week to have a look at what you’re up to.

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      • zachsmusicreviews
        November 5, 2018

        Awesome.

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  2. Aphoristical
    November 4, 2018

    Educate me about Widespread Panic.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 4, 2018

      All about making great music with these guys. Jazz/rock/blues all thrown into their gumbo. Long jams but never boring. Rabid/loyal fan base. Been making great music for many moons. I’ll link ‘Blue Indian’ and ‘Dyin’ Man’ below. One is softer and the other kicks ass. Better to listen than for me to try to put into words. I love this band. Outside the “Pop” world. With your hunger for musical knowledge you will find them interesting. On the same musical level of Richard Thompson who we were just talking about.

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  3. hotfox63
    November 4, 2018

    Great to see Sonny and Brownie in your collection. I saw them twice live at a folk and blues club in Switzerland in early 1970s. They were always in good form. Brownie McGee’s guitar playing was awesome. He doesn’t just made rhythmic strumming, he really did a good pickin on his Piedmont blues guitar. Sonny whooped and hollered with high energy.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 4, 2018

      Such a good album Fox. I have a few more. Great story. I’m waiting for you to put your take on them sometime soon.

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  4. Yeah, Another Blogger
    November 4, 2018

    Man, you and I have pretty similar tastes. All over the map.

    Here’s a few jazz vinyl albums I listened to a few nights ago: The Great London Concert (Ornette Coleman). A Swingin’ Affair (Dexter Gordon). Miles In The Sky (Miles Davis).

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 4, 2018

      I picked up on that “all over the map” thing at an early age.
      Oh man those titles got me hankering for those guys. I just listen to ‘Miles Ahead’. Ornette was one of the first jazz guys I got into (Shape Of Jazz To Come) and then Dexter after. Great stuff. You had to of seen ‘Round Midnight’ with him. I guess i’ll be listening to some more jazz this week. Thanks Neil.

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  5. Jim S.
    November 4, 2018

    Whoa, CB! Slow down. Not only eclectic but so much. I could hardly get halfway through the Partridge Family’s Greatest Hits last week much less your fancy list. I think you’re the first blogger I’ve ever read who knew of or mentioned Widespread Panic. I found out about them some moons ago when I used to haunt the Allmans list. Yes, a really good band and I have an album or two somewhere, probably on cassette. I actually have a take planned on them but like you, not exclusive but, well, you’ll see once I get around to it.

    John Scofield – nice. Saw him once in a small club in NYC 10-12 years ago. Sat right the lip of the stage. Me and five fanboys at the table. As to Bela Fleck, I just found out he’s playing in town on the same bill with Chick Corea in spring of next year. Now, how the fuck can I not go to that?

    As to future listening, I wonder what your Spotify Release Radar would say? You probably confused it.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 5, 2018

      I made this list a while back and just never got around to posting it (I like the Ali photo). I do delve into the pop scene once in a while (see Cat Stevens).
      These are all alums I own for the most part. I still take them for walks. ‘Panic’ will be getting some more love. Like to hear your take. The Scofield cooks. I take it you dug him. Bela and Chick, I’m in. I think with Bela the banjo might not appeal to a lot of people. I was onto him when he was a kid playing bluegrass.
      Yeah my Spotify (because of you and catchgroove) spits out some fantastic stuff. I cant believe how hip it is. I like to think that some super cool DJ is spinning discs just for me.
      I think I did a tap dance on my sisters Partridge Family record back when. She was all over that,whatever you call it.

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      • Jim S.
        November 5, 2018

        The Ali photo is nuts. I’d never seen it before. I looked it up. He actually had a record player in his car. The vinyl crowd will eat that up. Why not reel-to-reel? I dig Cat Stevens. “Father and Son” is a great tune. Scofield was excellent and I don’t listen to him enough. I’m not particularly a Bela or even banjo fan but that show sounds intriguing. I’m always up for listening to something I don’t know well just before I totally trash it.

        i listen to Spotify every single day. I tell some of my peers about it but they shrug like it’s some monstrously complicated technical thing and they can’t be bothered. Their loss. I usually listen to my own playlists but then sometimes I get lazy and listen to the canned ones. Just yesterday it was Steely Dan. Tomorrow, Partridges for sure. I kinda had the hots for Shirley Jones anyway.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 5, 2018

        The Ali thing is so cool. Reel-To-Reel would have made more sense. I love the Cat. Scofield is one of those people that every time i listen to him I say”I should listen to him more”. I think with the Bela/Chick thing it would be more than intriguing. You know with that quality of musician it would be worth it.
        I’m totally with you on the Spot thing. Absolutely amazing. I’m going to stop thanking you, it might go to your head. Blows my mind. Steely Dan is always a good choice (See CB’s Listening Week).

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  6. 1537
    November 4, 2018

    A great balanced selection there fella. Oliver Nelson for me all day today.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 5, 2018

      I could do an all day Oliver thing. I made this list a while back. Last week i was stuck in the ‘Fu” groove and today I’m doing the Songhoy Blues thing. Both thanks to 1537.

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  7. 1dancequeendq
    November 5, 2018

    Love the photo of Muhammad Ali. I’ve used it as an image for one of my shows on Mixcloud

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  8. greenpete58
    November 5, 2018

    Yes, the Ali photo is classic, I’ve never seen it before. I’ll second Jim’s applause for Widespread Panic, Neil’s applause for the jazz music, and Fox’s nod to Sonny and Brownie. (Have you heard Bill Evans’s “Village Vanguard Sessions”? I spun it this past weekend. Scintillating, smoky, romantic jazz.)

    As for suggestions, CB, I think you chimed in for my Maggie Roche tribute? Well, she has a new CD out, called “Where Do I Come From.” I highly recommend it – just reviewed it on Amazon. (Actually, Suzzy Roche produced it in tribute to her sister. Some of the Roche’s best songs. You can order from Suzzy’s website. I plan to tell Fox, since he’s a fan.)

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 5, 2018

      Yes, all over the Evans album. Now I’m going to spin it. He has a distinct sound.
      Thanks for the Maggie nudge. Exactly the kind of new stuff I’mm looking for. Fox will dig that. Thanks Pete.

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  9. J.
    November 5, 2018

    Lightnin Hopkins, Haggard, the best RFTC album, Petty, Fu Manchu, Giant Sand, Cooder… man, some great stuff there. That Hal Willner Weird Nightmare thing is quite striking… I’ll need to investigate.

    My big listens last week:

    Yir man Brood’s Shpritsz, Ha Ha Tonka, QotSA, some Morphine, Jesse Sykes, Cruzados, Tito & Tarantula, Earthless… JP Harris. Loads more… Mythic Sunship, Triumph, Howlin’ Wolf… Coltrane… Sturgil… Danny & The Champs… The Afghan Whigs… man…

    I’d recommend JP Harris for you, CB. Sometimes Dogs Bark at Nothing. Might be my album of the year.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 5, 2018

      Bombed with some sounds. Thanks J. I will check all those ones out (even the ones I know and like) especially the ‘Dogs’ album. Cant resist an album of the year. Talk about eclectic! The only way to go.
      Just putting a take together on ‘Weird Nightmare’. Great album for so many reasons. One of my favorite covers.

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      • J.
        November 6, 2018

        A great cover… leapt out at me there. I’ll look forward to your take. I was putting together some ramblings about a Gelb release… Giant Giant Sand. Been listening to that one for the first time in a while.

        Dogs is great, I reckon. Some really great tunes on there that hang around the territory of Willie, Waylon, Kris, Haggard… great stuff.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 6, 2018

        Love to hear your “ramblings” on Howe. I’m going to get to Dog first thing tomorrow.

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      • J.
        November 6, 2018

        Hopefully have something up this week. Trying to write a wee bit less to write more, if you know what I mean.

        I’m currently listening to Israel Nash’s Rain Plans. You ever heard that guy? Man, he’s pretty special. Loads of Neil Young vibes, but with a psychedelic palette.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 6, 2018

        I get it on the writing. One cut into JP and digging it. Nash is on the pile and no I haven’t heard of him.

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      • J.
        November 6, 2018

        I’m definitely rocking the honky tonk of JP. He’s doing it right. Enough grit in his voice and dirt on his strings to convince me he’s one of the best I’ve heard in a while.

        Nash is great too. Been a favourite of mine since Barn Doors… but he just keeps getting better, I reckon. His sound has evolved.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 6, 2018

        Just listening to them now. Yeah I like it. Will spin them both some more. Thanks.

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      • J.
        November 6, 2018

        You’re welcome, man… you steer me right, so it’s the least I can do.

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 6, 2018

        Just listening to ‘Basket Case’ by Nash. A lot of old man Wainwright lll in there. That’s a good thing. He’s good.

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      • J.
        November 6, 2018

        Is that the Working Class Hero… EP? I actually haven’t heard that!

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      • cincinnatibabyhead
        November 6, 2018

        Yup. I’m going on a bit of a binge here

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  10. keepsmealive
    November 6, 2018

    Wow! You played a lot of music!

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 6, 2018

      Yes I did and do Books. Just did a take on Willner/Mingus Meditations. Our buddy Charlie Watts shows up on skins on a couple of cuts.
      Check out the Clairtone Project G Stereo system. That funky neighbor of mine has one of only a few hundred left. It will blow your mind. I’ll be over in the next few days to see what you’re up to.

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  11. christiansmusicmusings
    November 10, 2018

    That’s quite an amazing list, both in terms of breadth and length. There’s also a good deal of music I don’t know.

    For example, I had not known Widespread Panic. Based on sampling a few tracks from that album, I like what I’m hearing and will further check them out.

    Lately, I’ve been all over the White Album and Electric Ladyland, given the massive reissues of both albums.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 10, 2018

      I think ‘Panic’ will be up your alley. Labels are put on thing to give a point of reference I guess. The proof is in the listening. I guess they get the Allman tag because they like to jam and are from down south.
      I’d be leaning towards that ‘Ladyland’ big-time.

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  12. Chris
    November 13, 2018

    You’ve been busy! I remember discovering The Platters thanks to the Twin Peaks revival. I guess David Lynch is the right age to have grown up with that music. The Brian Eno Desert Island Selection I’m not familiar, sounds interesting.

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    • cincinnatibabyhead
      November 13, 2018

      Lynch always uses great tunes. The Eno record covers a few of his first albums. A taste of Eno.
      Thanks for popping by. I had a look at your takes. Lots of good stuff going on. I’ll be over for a longer look. Later

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