Wow this is Beautiful I'll have to check out more of their music Thanks for sharing Harry.My latest obsession has been the 70's albums of Renaissance, pigeonholed as prog-rock, but really a wonderful blend of classical and rock. Their stuff has always been able to generate goosebumps. Lead singer Annie Haslam has an incredible vocal range that just floats majestically atop the virtuoso piano work and the driving bass line.
They're from the UK, but had their greatest popularity in the I-95 corridor from Washington, DC, through Philadelphia, and on to New York. This is their signature song, an over-11-minute opus called "Ashes Are Burning". Take some time out of your day and give this a listen.
Wow this is Beautiful I'll have to check out more of their music Thanks for sharing Harry.
Of course, Renaissance has a bit of an A&M connection as after their 70s core period, they signed with I.R.S. here in the States, producing two albums, CAMERA, CAMERA and TIME LINE. By the time they were at I.R.S., they'd eschewed the orchestral majesty of their 70s days and started using synths, sounding a lot more 80s. They also ditched the long, epic recordings trying to find perhaps some shorter, more radio-friendly records.I'll have to look 'em up--I'm betting Qobuz probably has their albums available.
Skeeter Davis is in the Kentucky Music Hall of Fame. Inducted in 2013. I happened to be at the ceremony since I knew some of the other inductees. Here’s a link to her page there.I have a Facebook Page where we are trying to get Ms Davis inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame... I have voted on getting The Carpenters inducted into The Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame, I mean when they first came out, they were referred to as Rock artists...I mean if they can put rap artists in there, why not our duo?
I kind of discovered that one earlier this year myself, back when I was shuffling through some of Astrud's albums. It is kind of the runt of the litter--can't say it'd be in regular rotation here. But it's good for a few tracks to add to an Astrud playlist.Sort-of similar to something that happened to me last evening. I was going through some music and stumbled upon an album by Astrud Gilberto called I HAVEN'T GOT ANYTHING BETTER TO DO.
Listening to this album this week also. As they say great minds think alike.When I finally got the project car finished up and running, I was resetting the head unit and trying to remember how to advance through the albums on the USB flash drive. After advancing through a few, I came across a favorite that I hadn't played in a while.
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Can't say I'm a huge Van Morrison fan, but this easygoing album goes down so nicely at the end of the day.