Bronze MemberUsername: Ojophile
Post Number: 25
Any Charlie Parker album - oh yeah!
I'll Be Around - Billie Holiday
Humpty Dumpty - Chick Corea (from "The Mad Hatter")
Violets For Your Furs - Dave Brubeck Quartet (from the ridiculously expensive Japanese CD reissue, "Angel Eyes")
Israel - Bill Evans Trio
How High The Moon - Diane Schuur
Impromptu in Gb, Op. 90 - Franz Schubert
IMHO, I find this the most lyrical piece ever written for the piano. My favourite is the version by Murray Perahia.
Symphony nos. 4, 5 and 6 - P. Tchaikovsky
Good, old Pyotr certainly pulled a neat trick on all of us when he wrote the rather unorthodox slow (Adagio lamentoso - Andante) finale on the Sixth. How brilliant the concept of the final notes "fading into nothingness" is. Always a moving piece of music, to me, personally.
Symphony nos. 1 and 2 - J. Sibelius
What gorgeous melody the final movement of Symphony no. 1 contains!
On the 2nd symphony, the third movement leading to the final movement attacca* is a fine example of tension-and-release that only a great piece of music can evoke. Everytime I listen to this symphony, I have to stop what I'm doing and eagerly anticipate the triumphant opening notes of the final movement.
* attacca - a direction at the end of a movement to show that the next is to follow immediately, without any pause
Prelude no. 4 in E minor - Chopin
Waltz in Ab, op. 69 No. 1 In A-Flat ('L'Adieu') - Chopin as played by Artur Rubinstein.
Arabesque no. 1 - Claude Debussy
Communication Breakdown - Led Zep
Highway Star - Deep Purple
Danny Boy - a cappella version by John McDermott (wow!)
What A Wonderful World - Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong
What A Wonderful Forum - John A. and His Chorus (Larry R "Wryter"; My Rantz; Kegger; Landroval; etc. ) Strike up the band!
So, what about you? What music pieces would be on your "marooned" list?
(Of course, the basic problem is, what if there was no electricity on the island? Then it's up to John A. and His Chorus.)
Sects, sects, sects. Is that all you monks ever think about?
Silver MemberUsername: Myrantz
Post Number: 521
My stranded on island music would be:
Island In the Sun
Girls, Girls, Girls
Here comes the sun
I'm so lonely
I want someone to love
I think I'm going slightly mad.
Silver MemberUsername: Wryter
Naples, FL US
Post Number: 179
Respectfully, Larry R.
PS - LOVE My Rantz choices! GRIN!!
Bronze MemberUsername: Ojophile
Post Number: 30
Dream, Dream, Dream
Another One Bites The Dust
See Ya Later, Alligator
Gold MemberUsername: John_a
Post Number: 2019
|Desert Island Discs. Each week a new castaway (usually someone fairly famous) chooses eight "gramophone records" plus one book and one luxury item. My provisional list is under constant revision, ready and waiting for the call.... I remember once a fellow said his luxury would be a really good hi-fi system, to play them on.|
Bronze MemberUsername: Cheapskate
Post Number: 45
solex: solex vs. the hitmeister... super catchy electronic music sung by a cutsey voiced female
the art of noise: daft... the best sample based music ever made. wierd, funky and fun
desmond dekker: the best of desmond dekker... awesome collection of upbeat early ska songs that predate reggae
scientist: tribute to king tubby... is a dub album that sounds alot funkier than "purist" dub
led zepplin... all of my favorite tracks from their complete studio collection box
bernstein's favorites: opera for orchestra... for when i'm in the mood for classical
dvorak: new world syphony (9th)... for more serious classical
buzzcocks: operator's manual... for those rave up days.
marta sebestyen: apocryphia... for days where beauty is needed
devo: Q: are we not men? A: we are devo! ... for nostalgia
philip glass: glassworks... for total escapism
and selected tracks from rhino's "hip hop from the top" and "rock instrumental classics" series.
really, i'd rather have a collection of individual favorite tracks than albums. there are very few albums that are totally worth listening to for me. most of my favorite songs are single tracks in an album or compilation.
i'd have to have the instrumental b-side to my "beat bop" 12" single for example.
i'd rather have a choice of 50 songs than a dozen albums any day.
New memberUsername: Monkey_man_jack
Post Number: 8
All though if I were stranded on an uninhabited island forever with NO WOMEN, I would wish for a 12 gauge shotgun and I would shoot myself.
Bronze MemberUsername: Eskimo3
Post Number: 19
the Durutti Column - Vini Reilly
flying saucer attack - Distance
Comet - Chandelier Musings
is that obscure or what
Gold MemberUsername: Rovin
Trinidad & T...
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Gold MemberUsername: Southern_bass
Paris, Tennessee U.S.
Post Number: 1449
Gold MemberUsername: Project6
Post Number: 5115