My Favorite Recordings #1
George Jones album "Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes" and "Hits I Missed and One I Didn't" and Vern Gosdin's "Chiseled in Stone" to that list. Both are engineering and production marvels from those days. Today's albums cannot touch them. Of course... Billy Sherrill produced them is why!
Then get any Linda Ronstadt album with Nelson Riddle, or her two Spanish language albums - "Conciones de Mi Padre" and "Mas Conciones" She sang all these songs for her father - and you can tell it in every single word. The production on all of her non-pop albums is also breathtaking and the musicianship and performance is absolutely splendid... but these, here "not mainstream" stuff was given the full audiophile production license.
The final compilation of Ella Fitzgerald only has 14 songs on it but it is called "Round Midnight" I believe.
Anything recorded by Dave's True Story, later Boz Scaggs, Ricky Scaggs, Allison Kraus, John Anderson - Seminole Wind... OK, we're off~!!!
Hey Scott. You wrote -
“I haven't been familiar with Brandi's music, I checked out some of her stuff tonight at Amazon - she has a nice, sultry sound - will try more..........thanks. We should probably start a thread - What are you listening to tonight“
Sultry is a great description of Brandi. It is interesting that you mentioned Amazon because I went there looking for a couple of her albums I had read about on her Roon bio that, as far as I can tell, aren’t actually on Roon. The two I have been able to listen to are Close To Dark and Love Don’t Make You Juliette, which are the to my knowledge the last she did. I ordered a couple others I found on Amazon and am hoping they are as good.
Also, you probably noticed that you can subscribe to a topic and when someone posts to it you get an email. That can be handy for an ongoing conversation.
One of my favorite groups is Dire Straits, and downstream of that......most anything that Mark Knopfler did. My favorite Knopfler album is Sailing to Philadelphia......here is a youtube link to the title song. This youtube version is a duet with James Taylor (the album does not have the duet).
I feel the same about Dire Straits. I don’t think Mark has come close to them in his solo albums - will have to listen to Sailing to Philadelphia a little more closely. He has collaborated with Ruth Moody, whom I really like, on one or both of her albums, and I like his album All The Road Running with Emmy Lou Harris.
I am trying to track down the Ella Fitzgerald album you mentioned - can't find any entitled After Midnight - here is her discography. Can you point out the one you have in mind? Thanks.......Scotty
I really like Brandi Shearer. She doesn’t seem to be making any new music which I think is too bad. Following are the CD’s I have been able to get ahold of. The top two I found on Roon and have had for some time. The bottom 2 I found on Amazon. Scotty described her as sultry, which is probably as close as one can get with a one word description. The combination of her unique voice along with her excellent musical arrangements just resonate with me for some reason.
Here ya GO everyone: Ella Fitzgerald - Verve - Jazz 'Round Midnite
Used CD's for cheap~! Download them onto your computer and play to your heart's content! I'm glad it's not vinyl, or I'd have already worn it out.
My All The Pretty Horses CD arrived today and it does indeed have some gorgeous ballads, my personal favorite being Strawberry Tango. Thanks for turning us onto it.
Two of my favorite current Sopranos on the Popular side of the Classical fence are Sissel Kyrkjebo from Norway, and Mirusia Louwersia from Australia.
You may recall that Sissel recorded the Titanic soundtrack - some say that Celion Dion captured the love in the movie, and Sissel captured the loss.
Sissel - Titanic Sound Track (she has lots of contemporary recordings - I have her CD "My Heart" which is excellent:
Mirusia toured for years with Andre Rieu, and some think that she is the Numero Uno Soprano in the world today - here are a few samples:
Time to Say Goodbye – you may recall this one from the duet by Andre Bocelli and Sarah Brightman
Send in the Clowns – duet with Carmen Monarcha
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again – from Phantom of the Opera
Sleep Little Jesus – this one will put a lump in your throat and tears in your eyes. It is available on Andre Rieu’s Bluray: Home for the Holidays.
Memory from Cats –
Blurays are a special way to enjoy concerts - one of my favorites is a tribute to James Horner: "Hollywood in Vienna - the World of James Horner" which features his music from a long career of soundtracks in feature films.
Here is a youtube link:
Deborah Cox sings a couple of my favorites: At 47:00 "An American Tail Somewhere Out There", and at 1:23:00 from "The Land Before Time - If We Hold on Together". James Horner's wife doesn't seem too pleased at the attention shown by Ms Cox to her husband, lol.
George Strait Bluray - "The Cowboy Rides Away" is not to be missed.
Here is his duet with Alan Jackson from that Bluray:
Miranda Lambert "How bout them Cowgirls?" - song starts at 1:58
All My Exes Live in Texas: