One Only Please- Your Favorite Track from which album and Artist please
Please skip the qualifiers and apologists need not apply. I just want your personal go to track. Only one. Recored well is a must. All genres. If you happen to know the year, length or label please add it. No guessing though. In an easy to read format please. I hope there will be one for every member!!
"Good Morning Heartache" 4:06 Bewitched Laura Fygi 1993 Polygram/Verve Records
I can't help myself. "No Time To Cry" by Iris Dement, on her 1994 Warner Brothers My Life album. My God, what a song. Covered by Merle Haggard, Kasey Chambers, and others, but Iris' version remains unequalled.
Wow I hoped I had come upon an easy way to discover some great music. Bldr3-Well perhaps I did. Eva Cassidy would be at the very top of my list if it was not for Laura Fygi. Let me know your thoughts please. inna- tripping on your music right now. Best with some smoke I'd say. Boxer12- Funny guy bdp- I forgot to mention- no country allowed-kidding! Bdp-Just cant follow instructions eh? The Driving Wheel was not bad.
Band: Cressida, Album: Asylum, ca. 1971. Track: Munich, timing approx 9.33, label: Vertigo Swirl, UK pressing preferable. The German Swirl is a little cheaper, the Repertoire is serviceable if market price is daunting for a M- copy. Have fun.
One more for now: Alice Cooper, Love it to Death, ca. 1971, track: "Ballad of Dwight Fry," 6:33 but, you really have to take up the previous track for the segue, "Second Coming" 3:00. The best pressing is a very early Straight label, mastered by Randy Kling. The slightly later Warner Green label with Kling’s inscription sounds less vibrant than the earlier Straight labelled copies. Bonus points for WLP. Not easy to find a clean copy. Good luck.
Pat’s Solo/ Hejira 10:57 Joni Mitchell Shadows and Light (Live)
I’m not sure if it’s Joni’s perfect voice, Jaco’s fat bass, Lyle’s subdued keys, Metheny’s beautiful prelude or Brecker’s incredible playing over Jaco’s chords with Don Alias’ percussion that haunts me the most about this song but I’ve enjoyed it for over 35 years (yet never tire).
Bustin’ Loose, the Washington DC go-go classic, by Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers. I only have it recorded on an old home made lo-fi cassette tape given as a gift to me.. Check it out YouTube on a good system and It will get you on your feet. I think of Chuck Brown as Little Feat meets James Brown, syncopated R&B.
"I Hear You Knocking", off Dave Edmunds debut solo album Rockpile (also later the name of his group with Nick Lowe). Daves guitar solo on "IHYK" may be my all-time favorite (its main competition being Ry Cooders on John Hiatts "Lipstick Sunset").
I really want to answer this question, but songs that I love are so dear to me, I can't choose a favorite. I can have a favorite on a certain day or evening, but not one forever. I have to say that some of the silly fluff (my opinion) that others have chosen is really surprising though.
Bach/Goldberg/Gould/1956/Columbia. It was conceived as a single piece, beginning and ending with an aria, so I consider it as a complete work of art and a singular expression of artistry (not to be defined by "tracks"). Magnificent and sublime past the point of reason. Answers all the questions without uttering a word.