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What Is Your Favorite Song And Why?


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Posted on Oct 10, 2012 8:07:46 PM PDT
"How Deep is the Ocean" by Irving Berlin has been my favorite for a few years. It's a combination of a great lyric, a memorable melody and good harmonic structure. One of the best versions I know of is played by Bill Evans on his album 'Explorations' (no vocal on this one).

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 9:31:08 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
"They say it's your birthday...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!"

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 5:21:04 PM PDT
A. Strong says:
I enjoy hearing "Happy Birthday" sung every year.

Posted on Sep 23, 2012 9:03:42 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
Arseface - my apologies.

I wrongly assumed you were being facetious.

To each his own.

BTW - love your post on the other forum "Why doesn't anyone enjoy listening to (my) music???"

"I like to listen to music that makes me think, makes me imagine, makes me feel, things that any form of art SHOULD do. I like music that I know I can enjoy now, pick up 30 years later, and STILL enjoy it in the same way. I like artists who not only shun the formulaic structures of mainstream music, but deviate from THEIR OWN previous formulas every now and then. But that's just me"

I agree 110%, and couldn't have said it any better. And it's "not just you" as you put it. There are others that think that way (I think you'll find many of them on these threads), but unfortunately this wouldn't apply to the vast majority of the listening public at large. But that's ok - we can just consider ourselves the VERY lucky minority to have that kind of love and insight into music!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 23, 2012 4:56:42 AM PDT
Arseface says:
Seth Putnam was my Jesus. How dare you.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 5:04:09 PM PDT
No two performers or composers are alike. There are hundreds of genres, thousands of styles. How can there be one 'favorite'?

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 3:28:05 PM PDT
A customer says:
AC is even what the band called themselves; it's not just censorship. PC, however, is a humorous abbreviation, ironically standing for Prosthetic Cu... well, you know what.

Seth Putman was not a bad person. Everything he wrote was tongue-in-cheek.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 1:46:37 PM PDT
Wednesday it was Thick as a Brick....today it's Little Wing because every version I've heard is just so amazing: Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Sting, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Stanley Jordan and probably many more. Gotta be one of the best songs in the world....

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 12:07:53 PM PDT
Stratocaster says:
Arseface says: "I was only disappointed to learn that Seth Putnam died".

Yeah, couldn't have happend to a nicer piece of human fecal matter.
It's called "karma"
His only problem is that even hell doesn't want him.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 21, 2012 11:54:28 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 21, 2012 11:55:21 AM PDT
Lauren says:
Arseface, I'm don't think "disappointed" is the word you're looking for if you need to abbreviate to keep Amazon from deleting your post.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 10:09:06 AM PDT
EvenSteven says:
"Dark Was The Night", by Blind Willie Johnson, needs to be heard to be believed.

Posted on Sep 21, 2012 7:13:43 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
Thick as a Brick would be a top fiver on my list!
Along with another "money's worth" tune Close to the Edge...

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 11:40:45 PM PDT
Dharma Bum says:
I gotta go with Johnny B Goode by Chuck Berry. It is the essence and it set the table for everything that came after.

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 8:11:43 PM PDT
'Here Comes the Sun' by George Harrison. I loved it the minute I heard it and still do to this day. The combination og Georges' sweet voice, perfect lyrics and lovely melody all go into making it my favorite.
This is hard because 'In your Eyes' by Peter Gabriel has a very special meaning to me and would easily be my no, 1 if not for George.
An aside about 'Here Comes the Sun'. My dearest friend has a wall in her garden that is part of her house. She has artfully decorated with those Mexican sun faces, all sizes and shapes. They cover the entire wall - which is not small. I was there on July 4th. We were sitting outside looking at that wall and i told her if it was my wall full of sun faces I would write 'Here Comes the Sun' across the top. With that we dug around storage area, found a suitable paint and each painted a word of the song across the top. Credited George at the lower right side of the wall. It took us some time because only had one ladder and 1 paint brush. But it looks smashing and I am secretly pleased that she just jumped to it and never questioned the idea. Said she always thinks of me when she's outside. It's nice.
Thanks
Bonnie

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 2:19:19 PM PDT
I was lucky enough to see them 4 times and I think they did TAAB two of those times. It is a masterpiece by a total genius!!!!

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 19, 2012 1:21:57 PM PDT
L.Crosby,
I saw Tull once. They played 'Thick as a Brick'. After 45 minutes, Ian Anderson said, 'And, now for our second song.'
John

Posted on Sep 19, 2012 1:17:14 PM PDT
It is really hard to say just one... but when forced to I would say....(drum roll....)
Thick as a Brick by Jethro Tull (at least I'm getting my money's worth! 43:49 LOL)

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 16, 2012 9:39:32 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 16, 2012 5:37:06 PM PDT
Hinch says:
Donald

You are correct about the C&N vocals being removed. Another thing I just learned is David Crosby doesn't appear on 'Southern Cross' even though he's in the video. Timothy B. Schmidt and Art Garfunkel sing harmony vocals on the recording.

Posted on Sep 16, 2012 9:15:38 AM PDT
Honestly, I just can't pick one song that is head and shoulders above everything else I ever heard. I think The Beatles In My Life is a good choice that I have seen here as I remember a teacher using that as an example of why artists write. But there are literally hundreds of songs that might be my favorite and I wouldn't want it any other way.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 6:36:15 PM PDT
MJEH says:
Classical Song: "Ave Maria" performed by Marilyn Horne

R & B Song: "Let's Stay Together" performed by Tina Turner

Pop Ballad: "Evergreen" performed by Barbra Streisand

Christmas Song: "O Holy Night" performed by various artists

Classic Rock Song: "Angie" performed by The Rolling Stones

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 9:20:32 AM PDT
Severin says:
Crosby & Nash aren't credited on the CD. Here's Nash's comments from the CSN box set for the song 'Taken At All': One day in 1976 Neil came by my house in San Francisco. He played us a tape of some sessions he and Stephen had been recording at Criteria Studios in Miami: "Black Coral," "Midnight on the Bay," "Human Highway." It sounded great, but then Neil said 'Isn't there something missing?' and Crosby goes, 'Yeah, us,' meaning me and David. So the next morning we were on a plane to Miami. We added harmonies to their existing tracks, and recorded some new songs, "Taken At All" being one of them. But David and I had to return to Los Angeles to finish our album, and Stephen and Neil had to wrap theirs up so they'd have product to push with the Stills/Young Band tour. The Crosby-Nash harmonies were transferred to safeties, then wiped from the master tapes.

Posted on Sep 15, 2012 6:02:08 AM PDT
Stratocaster says:
Hinch - Yep. But I beleive (I may be wrong. Memory doesn't serve as well as it used to) that they all did the harmonies on that one. My guess would be that it was a "leftover" from one of the CSNY projects, and they just stuck it in on The Stills-Young Band album. The story I heard back then went something to the effect that they all sang the harmonies on the original recording, but after much tension and infighting that was going on back then, Stills and Young removed Crosby & Nash's vocals from the final mix! But I don't know, when I listen to it, I'd swear I hear them all there......

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:26:45 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Nice list!. You may already know but 'Long May You Run' is from The Stills-Young Band album.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:20:23 AM PDT
Hinch says:
That's another good one! I love harmony. Crosby-Nash have several albums. 'Carry Me' is another of my favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2012 1:15:55 AM PDT
Hinch says:
Yes! DEJA VU is a great album. They have a lot of really good songs. If you're into dvd concerts DAYLIGHT AGAIN from the early eighties is a really good one. They do all their best songs.
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