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I need "American Music"

Old Jul 13th 2009, 3:33 am
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To me, Aaron Copland's stuff is America.
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Old Jul 13th 2009, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by MrEmjoy View Post
Love it, but they may jump out the car!
Think 50 to 60 Year old !
Couldn't be bothered to read thru the thread, but howabout:

"America" by Simon & Garfunkle
"California Dreaming" by Mommas & Poppas
"American Pie" by Don McLean
"Battle Hymn of the Republic" by the USMC Flower Arranging-by-Braille Society

If that's useless, try a medley of Frank Sinatra or Captain Sensible.
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Old Jul 13th 2009, 3:30 pm
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So I think they should have flown in yesterday. We need to hear what he played and their reaction now!
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Old Jul 13th 2009, 5:20 pm
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I'd probably go for some blues / jazz / early rock classics:
1. Bo Diddley
2. Miles Davis circa "Kind of Blue"
3. Hank Williams Sr.
4. Bob Wills
5. Son House
6. Chuck Berry
7. Buddy Holly

If you want more of the classic sixties California vibe:
1. Beach Boys
2. Doors
3. Dead
4. Jefferson Airplane (note: not Starship)
5. Love
6. Byrds
7. Vintage Neil Young (I know he's Canadian, but c'mon)

If you want the "gritty northern cities rawk" vibe:
1. Stooges
2. Cheap Trick
3. Velvet Underground
4. Sonic Youth
5. Ramones
6. Television
7. Blondie
8. Replacements

If you want more of "current hipster white guy American roots music" vibe, go for:
1. Wilco
2. My Morning Jacket
3. Band of Horses
4. The Hold Steady
5. White Rabbits
6. Okkerville River
7. Spoon
8. White Stripes

If you want "classic funk", lay down some:
1. Parliament / Finkadelic
2. James Brown (of course)
3. Curtis Mayfield
4. Issac Hayes
5. The Meters
6. Sly and the Family Stone

If you want some classic soul
1. James Brown (again, of course)
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Marvin Gaye
4. Otis Redding
5. Al Green

maybe "classic rap" is your thing?
1. Run DMC
2. Eric B and Rakim
3. Afrika Bambaataa
4. Public Enemy
5. NWA

If you want "what do the kids these days listen to", refer elsewhere.
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Old Jul 13th 2009, 5:26 pm
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Default Re: I need "American Music"

Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza View Post
Well - it's an old song about everybody wanting to get into the big great US of A.
Whoever wrote a song about coming to England?

I can imagine the first few lines if one were written today for today's immigrants ................

Across the seas and by whatever means,
they want to get to Great Britain.
How about this one? Not exactly right, but still an England Pride song.

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Old Jul 14th 2009, 2:29 am
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Pretty much anything sung by Judy Garland would fit the bill I would think.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 2:31 am
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Default Re: I need "American Music"

Originally Posted by Hiro11 View Post
I'd probably go for some blues / jazz / early rock classics:
1. Bo Diddley
2. Miles Davis circa "Kind of Blue"
3. Hank Williams Sr.
4. Bob Wills
5. Son House
6. Chuck Berry
7. Buddy Holly

If you want more of the classic sixties California vibe:
1. Beach Boys
2. Doors
3. Dead
4. Jefferson Airplane (note: not Starship)
5. Love
6. Byrds
7. Vintage Neil Young (I know he's Canadian, but c'mon)

If you want the "gritty northern cities rawk" vibe:
1. Stooges
2. Cheap Trick
3. Velvet Underground
4. Sonic Youth
5. Ramones
6. Television
7. Blondie
8. Replacements

If you want more of "current hipster white guy American roots music" vibe, go for:
1. Wilco
2. My Morning Jacket
3. Band of Horses
4. The Hold Steady
5. White Rabbits
6. Okkerville River
7. Spoon
8. White Stripes

If you want "classic funk", lay down some:
1. Parliament / Finkadelic
2. James Brown (of course)
3. Curtis Mayfield
4. Issac Hayes
5. The Meters
6. Sly and the Family Stone

If you want some classic soul
1. James Brown (again, of course)
2. Aretha Franklin
3. Marvin Gaye
4. Otis Redding
5. Al Green

maybe "classic rap" is your thing?
1. Run DMC
2. Eric B and Rakim
3. Afrika Bambaataa
4. Public Enemy
5. NWA

If you want "what do the kids these days listen to", refer elsewhere.
I like your choices or are they are "cut and paste" from somewhere? I note that there's no Michael Jackson or Jackson Five in there.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 3:11 am
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Originally Posted by lisag8070 View Post
Originally Posted by Lorna at Vicenza View Post
Yep - that's exactly it.


"On the boats and on the planes - they're coming to America."

Can you imagine that blasting out of the airport loudspeaker system?
One of DH's favorite movies and soundtracks. We just watched it again a few weeks ago.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 6:54 am
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Originally Posted by gingerert View Post
How about this one? Not exactly right, but still an England Pride song.

Gosh - I don't think I'd ever heard that song before and certainly never seen the video.

Cobbled streets, Punch & Judy, Blackpool, Pearly Kings and Queens etc.

Thanks.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 11:01 am
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After further insisting from the wife, I didn't have either a WANKERS or a TOSSERS sign, and instead just took pictures of them coming from Terminal 5 at O'Hare. I also played Neil Diamond for the first and last time as it was the most fitting song and my wife also insisted. So it was Coming to America then I just played my Hendrix play list.

I listen to all kinds of music in the car from Arctic Monkeys, who I've know since they were doing small pub gigs up to classical music, and Johnny Cash in the middle, Red hot chili peppers and more. So I was driving yesterday and had my Jonny cash playlist on and that was the first comment they made about the music "fitting"

Thanks for all the suggestions it's been interesting.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 11:29 am
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Originally Posted by MrEmjoy View Post
So I was driving yesterday and had my Jonny cash playlist on
Excellent choice.
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Old Jul 14th 2009, 1:21 pm
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Originally Posted by another bloody yank View Post
Excellent choice.
I love his old stuff and grew up listening to it but one of my all-time favorite CDs is American IV: The Man Comes Around. I just listened to it again yesterday while painting the guest room.

great video for "Hurt," http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o22eIJDtKho
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Old Jul 15th 2009, 12:40 pm
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Originally Posted by NC Penguin View Post
I like your choices or are they are "cut and paste" from somewhere?
No, just what I actually listen to frequently. Yes, I actually have Buddy Holly on my Zune right now.
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