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    Music (especially 50's-70's jazz, rock, soul), books (non-fiction) and movies, sports (baseball, pro football, probasketball) Christian faith, domestic abuse ministry.

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  1. No, that's the whole tune. The album it's on sold a million copies.
  2. I agree with you in principle. Nothing he did matches the first few albums with the original group, despite the superior technical ability of the subsequent musicians. An old Robert Christgau quote about Ray Davies (Kinks), but applies as much to Zappa's post-60's work: "Overview: the knack remains and the craft may actually have increased, but the gift has flown." Agreed it's good for a giggle, but to me, something like "Help I'm a Rock" or the "We're Only In It For The Money" album is the perfection of that genre, the latter right down to the Sgt. Pepper-esque album cover.
  3. I think the quote is referring to the 1971 Flo & Eddie band, not the amazing original group.
  4. They didn't really try. The next year's 'The Grand Wazoo' showed what he was capable of. The 1971 band planted the seeds of the crassness and willful stoopidness which plagued him over most of the rest of his career. His 60's vocal satire was brilliant. The 70's-80's vocal stuff seemed to be one middle finger pointed at the censors, and the other middle finger pointed at the audience. I'm sure this set has occasional great music, and I find it tempting on that basis, but I don't need or want almost 3 hours of 'Billy the Mountain'.
  5. How horrible, RIP. Had a friend in high school who died the same way. She was 16, had her whole life ahead of her.
  6. IIRC, the notes to the Green Mosaic referred to that.
  7. Correct! Actually came out originally on the first one (Impulse 9264), then on the second one (Impulse 9269).
  8. I called it as the one cut everyone will like on this BFT. It is lovely.
  9. Correct on Nyro. Still want the album ID on Klemmer, it's deceptively challenging! Klemmer had almost a decade of fascinating releases on Cadet and Impulse before his smooth jazz success (and he was one of the best at that - the song "Touch" is beautiful). And he did a later album, 'Nexus', which was powerful freeish jazz.
  10. Nope. Callier is a different cut. But I misled you by mistakenly marking 6 as artist ID'd. As Jim didn't say which cut was Callier, I am counting it as not ID'd
  11. Current summary: full ID - cuts 1,2,4,5,8 artist ID'd, need album and track - cuts 3,7,9,10 no ID - cuts 6,11,12,13,14
  12. My money says they will have huge buyer's remorse five years from now. Not like that team is on the cusp of winning anything.
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