your favorite music


If you had to re-catagorize your music collection by artist, but list it by how much you like/love certain artists, which artist/bands/etc would have the highest position?
nrchy
its not the artist, its the type of music that is more important. i like funk (70's) and guitar/organ blues.
That's easy :

Steve Khan *Casa Loco*

On a scale of 1-10, it gets a 12.

*Public Access* is also pretty awesome, it gets a 10 or 11.
Steely Dan
Eagles
Fleetwood Mac
Dire Straits
Linda Ronstadt
Stevie Nicks
Jackson Browne
Elton John
Beatles
hmmm...so much good music and depending on my mood the ratings could change but here goes:

Everything But the Girl
Aberdeen
Stan Getz
Astrud Gilberto
Jack Johnson
I always have a hard time with these kinds of posts - because what is on the top of my list changes regularly - with mood, and with discovery of new artists, new releases. But anyway, here goes:

* Camel - is likely to be at the top of my list more often than not
* Genesis
* King Crimson, and other things Fripp
** Prog in general
* Eva Cassidy
* Patricia Barber
* Lisa Gerrard (Soundtracks, Dead Can Dance)
* Cowboy Junkies
* Mark Knopfler (and Dire Straits)
* Gene Clark

. . . I told you I have trouble with this . . . :-]
Hmmm, tonight it would be:

Shostakovich
Mahler
Sibelius
Janacek
Haydn
Arnold
.
7 responses and no Springsteen...what's this world coming to?

No particular order...

Los Lobos (the best LIVE rock band, bar none)
Shirley Horn
Stan Getz
Miles
John Hiatt
Diana Reeves
Guy Clark
Lyle Lovett
Van Morrison - not the hits
Eva Cassidy
Bill Evans
EmmyLou Harris.....

L'wood
I find myself listening the most to

Richard Thompson
Jackie Leven
Chris Smither
Delbert McClinton
Greg Brown
John Stewart
Subdudes
Hmmm, tonight it would be:

Shostakovich
Mahler
Sibelius
Janacek
Haydn
Arnold

Rushton:
Surely not on the same night!
Bach
Mahler
Sibelius
Haydn
Brahms
Prokoviev
Beethoven (string quartets)

Steve O.
Tower of Power #1 with a bullet!

Mingo Fishtrap

Strokeland Superband

Doctor Funk

Cold Blood

Chase

Lighthouse

Ides of March

Blood Sweat & Tears

Eddie From Ohio

CPR

Michael Tomlinson

Mae Moore
Five LPs I couldn't live without:

Roger Waters - "Amused To Death"
Paul McCartney - "Unplugged, The Official Bootleg"
Van Morrison - "Hymns To The Silence"
Sting - "Ten Summoners Tales"
Dire Straits - "On Every Street"

Love lots of different music, but couldn't do without those five. :-)

My .02,
Ed
My main interest is in classical solo piano music, so -

Beethoven
Brahms
Chopin
Debussy
Lizst
Prokofiev
Rachmaninov
Schumann
Schubert

My favorite better known artists include -

Richter
Giles
Arrau
Moravec
Brendel
Roge'
Ogawa
Kissin
Just to name a few

And I never seem to tire of listening to Debussy's Preludes by Paul Jacobs.
Steve O: :^) Nice to see so much overlap in composers we enjoy! As to "all in one night," I often bounce quite a ways in a single evening. One of the joys of a large record collection for me is being able to go as the mood strikes from one recording to another.

Newbee: Great to see someone else who appreciates both Ivan Moravec and Paul Jacobs' recordings of the Debussy Preludes!
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I have a separate shelf of CAN records and all its artists solo albums. CDs are also separated from the whole collection.
Whatever is associated with CAN is very very special to me.
It's very hard to categorize their music since it's too tallented just to call it progressive rock. It's much more to it...
Rushton,

I dunno; Haydn and Shastokovich back-to-back would strip my gears! Would have to take a loooong break in between.

Newbee,

If you're into solo piano you should try Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and Goldberg Variations. Great stuff.

A concert grand must sound wonderful on your Linbrooks.

Steve O.
Steve O, Yep, I'm especially fond of those big old clattery Bosdendorf Imperials. BTW I've got Gould's Goldbergs. Do they get any better than that? :-)
I'm into Lounge and Downbeat music and have been for a number of years. Zero 7, Massive Attack, Thievery Corp., Stephane Pompougnac, Morhpine, Gotan Project, Lemon Jelly, Tosca, Nightmares on Wax, Mozez, Om Lounge, Karsh Kale, Budha Bar, Afro Celt Sound System, Groove Junkies, Hideo Kobayashi, Jazzanova, Koop, B-Tribe to name just a few.

For me this is the genre creating the most buzz in music today. It's the Jackson Pollack of music, blending many cultures instruments and rhythms together to generate something new and interesting.
Newbee,

Bosendorfer's; brighter than Steinways, right?

Would you believe I've never heard Gould's Bach? None of it. 'bout time I did; I keep reading great things about it. Maybe all the stuff about his messing around with tempos put me off. Or the not-too-hot sound of the recordings.

Steve O.