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  1. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    do any of you like to download music on i-tunes?

    i love to make my own cd's at 99 cents a song.

    i like to choose different genres each and every time.

    here is my most recent:

    1. smoke gets in your eyes ..........the platters
    2. only you ..........the platters
    3. the great pretender................the platters
    4. just my imagination...........temptations
    5. my girl...........temptations
    6. i can't help myself...........four tops
    7. working my way back to you........spinners
    8. cupid ...............spinners
    9. ain't no woman like the one i got...........four tops
    10.ain't too proud to beg............temptations
    11. i can see clearly now...........jimmy cliff
    12. being with you............smokey robinson
    13. dock of the bay.......otis redding

    working my way back to you babe is my favorite from this list.
    tell me what you think!
  2. ROMOSAPIEN9

    ROMOSAPIEN9 Proud Grandpa

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    $12.87 well spent.
  3. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Brotherhood of the Beard Staff Member

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    Great list and if I can suggest some more songs to you that fit that general genre.

    Twilight Time - The Platters

    I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now) - Otis Redding

    I Can't Get Next To You - The Temptations

    Get Ready - Rare Earth with Smokey Robinson (The Temptations also did this but I like the Rare Earth version as it has a tad more oomph to it)

    Gimme Some Lovin' - Spencer Davis Group

    Mother in Law - Ernie K-Doe

    Money (That's What I Want) - Barrett Strong

    Dancing in the Street - Martha & the Vandellas

    And finally...pretty much anything done by Marvin Gaye.
  4. lane

    lane The Chairman

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    thanks for the heads up paint...
  5. the kid 05

    the kid 05 Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds

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    never heard of any of them :eek::
  6. tocdi3131

    tocdi3131 Member

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    anyone here use limewire?
  7. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    soulseek.

    but if you download stuff -- make sure you support bands when the come to town -- go to their shows, buy the cds directly from them, etc.
  8. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    That's how I look at it. I won't deny that I've downloaded many songs over the last two years (ever since I got a good enough computer to do it.) But through doing that, I've been able to discover great bands like Spoon, who I saw last year, and a lot of international artists (Gilberto Gil, Geoffrey Oryema among others) whose music I never would've been exposed to had I not had the possibility to download it.

    I still prefer having the album as I feel it provides the complete picture which the artist is trying to paint. However, I resolutely refuse to pay iTunes money for music. If I'm going to spend, I'll get the CD.
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    It is a great way to check stuff out -- that's exactly how I got into Spoon and Gil as well!
  10. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    One of my Brazilian students gave me a Gilberto Gil album. It's called Refazendo and I highly recommend it. As for Spoon, they're a great live band and pretty solid in the studio as well. They have a bit of an Elvis Costello sound, which is certainly a good thing.
  11. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    If you like Gil you should check out the early stuff he did with Caetano Veloso -- the two self-titled Caetano releases are great. Also, Os Mutantes has a great collection called "Everything is possible" -- all very much in the same vein (actually Gil contributes to all the above work).
  12. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    I'll definately have to check that out. Another good Brazilian musician is Geraldo Azevedo, a guitar player from the north-east (Recife I believe.) I'm not a big fan of Latin American music (I suffer greatly when staying in Venezuela with my wife's family,) but I really dig a lot of MPB and even the limited amount of Bossa Nova that I've heard.
  13. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    In keeping with the spirit of the thread, I thought I'd post the songlist of a recent mix I made for my friend. The theme of the mix is alphabetical:

    AC/DC- Back in Black
    Boards of Canada- In a Beautiful Place Out In The Country
    The Clash- White Man in Hammersmith Palais
    Nick Drake- One of These Things First
    Brian Eno- Burning Airlines Give You So Much More
    Marianne Faithfull- Sister Morphine
    Gilberto Gil- Tenho Sede (live)
    George Harrison- Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)
    Iron Maiden- Can I Play With Madness?
    Elton John- Philadelphia Freedom
    King Crimson- Elephant Talk
    Led Zeppelin- Four Sticks
    Joni Mitchell- A Case of You
    Nine Inch Nails- Something I Can Never Have
    Outkast- Ms. Jackson
    Pink Floyd- The Gnome
    Queensryche- Silent Lucidity
    Rolling Stones- Let It Loose
    The Smiths- There is a Light That Never Goes Out
    Tindersticks- City Sickness
    U2- Shadows and Tall Trees
    Vangelis- Five Circles
    Tom Waits- Old '55
    X- Nausea
    Yo La Tengo- Tears Are In Your Eyes
    Frank Zappa- Zoot Allures


    Plus some extras to fill up the disc:

    Beach Boys- In My Room
    Bjork- Hyper-Ballad
    Broken Social Scene- Anthems For A Seventeen Year Old Girl
    David Bowie- Always Crashing In The Same Car
    Black Sabbath- Supernaut
    Blur- Badhead
    Brad- Those Three Words
  14. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    Damn Jem -- didn't think anyone else dug Tindersticks
  15. jem88

    jem88 Active Member

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    Love the Tindersticks! Just got into them about a year ago. Excellent stuff. I've also gotten into Scott Walker recently (who I imagine has had an influence on the Tindersticks.)
  16. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    I'm starting to get into Walker a bit -- you might also check out Lee Hazlewood -- his work with Nancy Sinatra (ignoring These Boots were Made for Walking -- which is atypical) also seems a big influence.
  17. Juke99

    Juke99 ...Abbey someone

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    Ain't nuthin' better than Motown.

    Some early Stevie Wonder would have been a nice addition.

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