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Old 3rd July 2011, 06:47 PM   #11
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I can't count the number of times I walked into record stores and heard something incredible playing.... Walked up to counter to ask what the heck it is... When I lived in Minneapolis, I use to go to Let It Be records because they let you listen to CD's before you buy. The dj area in the basement had tons of record bins and you could spin then before you bought them!!! I found some incredible stuff that way. Just randomly grab interesting CD's by cover art. Or maybe choose it based on the record label... I don't believe in accidents for the most part. If you seek it, you'll find it
Heh, that is how I discovered one of my favorite albums of all time: Thievery Corporation - The Mirror Conspiracy. I just happened to be flipping through the albums, thought the group had an interesting name and the album cover was very cutting edge cool at the time. So on a whim I just purchased it. Its rare that I find an album that is a non-stop enjoyable listen all the way through from the first listen and still is today. The tracks Le Monde, Lebanese Blonde, Só com você and Indra* just blew my mind. To this day this is my go to album when I want to chill-out. There is nothing better than throwing on this album and sitting out on the back porch with a glass of bourbon.

*An odd aside, when I was in India meeting my wife's family Indra was the bumper music for MTVIndia. So it was an Indian variant of an American channel using an American artists interpretation of Indian music.
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Old 10th July 2011, 07:12 PM   #13
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YouTube - ‪Sweet Georgia Brown & traktor (edited version)‬‏
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Old 23rd July 2011, 05:00 PM   #14
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Watching DVD gives discoveries sometimes too.

Daniel Lanois, "Fisherman´s Daughter", used in one end credit of the
"Soprano´s"

On commercial TV, this end credit would have been cut away...
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Old 29th August 2011, 06:27 AM   #15
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Working as an engineer at a top 40 station in the late 70's I used to get a lot of also ran albums. Most were crap but one guy blew my socks off. Rick Ruskin! Absolutely superb guitarist. "Microphone Fever" only had maybe one cut even suitable for top 40, but I loved them all enough to snag every album of his I could find.
I find for the most part the very best artists AREN'T those who get played.
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This thread, actually ...

To resucitate it, a very recent newbie for me, ... Seasick Steve LIVE ON JOOLS HOLLAND- DOG HOUSE - YouTube.
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Old 19th September 2013, 09:40 AM   #17
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Saw Seasick Steve on that Jools Holland show when it first aired here, bought all his albums since and saw him live.
He told the story how his diddly bow was given to him by Super Chikan so I got Super Chikans albums and along the way also discovered R.L. Burnside, Big Jack Johnson, K.C. Douglas and Junior Kimbrough.

Thievery Corporation were huge in the laid-back clubbing scene in the '90s in Europe alongside Kruder&Dorfmeister and to a lesser degree Groove Corporation who are a local outfit (local to me anyway). A mate of mine used to run a little indie label (http://www.discogs.com/label/Different+Drummer) through which I found Noiseshaper, Pre Fade Listening et al.

I used to follow a certain producer (Adrian Sherwood) which introduced me to all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff.

I find all my music in similar ways since I haven't owned a radio since '87.

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Old 28th September 2013, 11:09 PM   #19
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Working as an engineer at a top 40 station in the late 70's I used to get a lot of also ran albums. Most were crap but one guy blew my socks off. Rick Ruskin! Absolutely superb guitarist. "Microphone Fever" only had maybe one cut even suitable for top 40, but I loved them all enough to snag every album of his I could find.
I find for the most part the very best artists AREN'T those who get played.
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Very much agree. Music made for making money is not music.

Some albums from your recommended artist on cdbaby:
Rick Ruskin | CD Baby Music Store
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Very much agree. Music made for making money is not music.
Like Bach's Brandenburg Concertos?
I'm not familiar with Rick Ruskin, but I see his early albums were released by John Fahey's Takoma label. I'm always on the lookout for good fingerstyle guitarists.
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