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Old 13th October 2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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This will be a thread about the reason im in the audio world.
Being a lousy guitarplayer ive had to reside in the technology field, building the equipment.

As music is one of the three most important parts in my life records are close to my heart.

Here i will reuse or recycle text iwe written elsewhere and in Swedish.

This will be about records i love so it will be filled with praise and uncritical superlatives but i write about what i like, cant see any reason to write about something i dont like.

This will be about some standards Youve all heard and have in the collection and stuff most never heard of.

Will start with T-Bone Burnet, the record with same name from 1986, 10 years after he was part of Dylans Rolling thunder revue.

This is a fabulous record of nearly acoustical rock, recorded live at Ocean Way Recording.

Some beautiful songs, River of Love, No love at all, little daughter etc etc.
Very nice recording with ambience and fantastic acoustic bass sound.

Good list of musicians, David Hidalgo for instance and Billy Swan on backing vocals.

Recorded live directly to two-track analog tape.
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Old 13th October 2012, 12:30 PM   #2
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Next out is another little gem, Fairground Attraction, The first of a million kisses, from 1988. Includes one major hit, Perfect, got good airtime in Sweden and is still heard regularly.
The entire record is just as good, not one bad track.

Eddie Reader has a fantastic voice and instrumentation, almost purely acoustical, is realy enjoyable.
Simon Edwards plays guitaron (a Mexican acoustic bassguitar), Mark Nevin guitars, Roy Dodd makes noice on various small drum kits and percussion.

Guests on accordions, harps, piano, vibraphone etc etc.

This is worth rummaging the second hand record stores for.
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Old 13th October 2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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As might be gathered from thread headline and avatar im deep into the music sorted under the "Americana" label.

So ill plant those boots firmly in Bakersfield soil this time.
One of the greatest ever, Merle Haggard, but an album seldom talked about, serving 190 proof from 1979, 11 fantastic songs, all but two from Hags own pen, one beautifull cover is S D Shafers Heaven was a drink of wine.

As allways well recorded and superb musicians.
Its a Merle record so the songs are brutally honest and based on the three most impotant components in country, Telecaster, Male self pity and Alcohol romantics.

This is one of those records i keep playin over and over, both sides from first to last track.
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Old 14th October 2012, 07:45 AM   #4
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So, now were in Cleveland Ohio (how we got here i dont know) its the night of November 22 1974.
Its raining and an icy wind sweeps in from the lake so we step into the Smiling Dog Saloon and from now on nothing is realy the same anymore.

On stage are three elderly black men that rock like there were 15 of them.

Its , of course, Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers playing uptempo boogie blues in a way nobody has ever equaled.

This album, Beware of the dog, the only live record with Hound Dog Taylor didnt reach the stores before his death in December 75 but was released in the exact form he had planned.

This record is worth looking for, a lot of looking if neccesary.
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