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    The 100 most important American musical works of the 20th century ?

    Now that is quite the claim :dont-know

    An interesting selection on a vast body of music to choose from. It certainly cover a wide spectrum of musical styles & genres. Any list that has the Ramones' I wann be sedated, Benny Goodman's "sing, sing, sing" along with Apalachian Spring in it cant be all that bad.
    Some of it is pretty interesting (and informative) at times.

    Enjoy! (some of it )


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    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post
    Now that is quite the claim but I think the list is pretty much on the money.l
    lot of good tunage there , agree on many of them , but how could they possibly leave off
    "Inna a Godda da Vida" ???

    "Oye Como Va" ?? I wud have made it the entire Abraxas.

    "Stand By Your Man" ???

    "Theme from Shaft" ??

    "Born to Run" ... guess I'm just OD'ed on Brucie


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    As a professional musician for more years than I care to remember, looking at that list makes me rather sad. Purple Haze? Amongst others. Where is all the ground breaking stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SEAWOLF97 View Post
    lot of good tunage there , agree on many of them , but how could they possibly leave off
    "Inna a Godda da Vida" ???

    "Oye Como Va" ?? I wud have made it the entire Abraxas.

    "Stand By Your Man" ???

    "Theme from Shaft" ??

    "Born to Run" ... guess I'm just OD'ed on Brucie

    "Theme from Shaft" ?? I saw that too!

    Agreed (edited original post), some of this stuff is way off, who says those guys at NPR are'nt smoking some of the good stuff.
    Not a big Bruce guy myself but some people really love this guy.


    Quote Originally Posted by Allanvh5150 View Post
    As a professional musician for more years than I care to remember, looking at that list makes me rather sad. Purple Haze? Amongst others. Where is all the ground breaking stuff?
    I was mainly interested on some of the jazz stuff but even there glaring omissions ocurr, No Satchmo?!
    & you have nirvana making the list as well (they're not bad but top 100?!)

    Well at least we can get a good laugh out of it
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    A couple of Satchmo's on the list...

    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post
    "Theme from Shaft" ?? I saw that too!

    Agreed (edited original post), some of this stuff is way off, who says those guys at NPR are'nt smoking some of the good stuff.
    Not a big Bruce guy myself but some people really love this guy.




    I was mainly interested on some of the jazz stuff but even there glaring omissions ocurr, No Satchmo?!
    & you have nirvana making the list as well (they're not bad but top 100?!)

    Well at least we can get a good laugh out of it
    OLIVER (1928); as performed by LOUIS ARMSTRONG AND HIS HOT FIVE

    HELLO DOLLY (tune), words/music JERRY HERMAN; as performed by LOUIS ARMSTRONG (1964)

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    Ahh!!! Thats much better how did I miss that?
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    From a musician point of view, how could they leave out

    Music From Big Pink by The Band?

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    the complete works of Frank Zappa, mainly from the 80s
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    "Like a Rolling Stone" should of been on that list, unless I missed it. That song alone changed the music industry forever.

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    I thought the ........

    Quote Originally Posted by Krunchy View Post
    Now that is quite the claim :dont-know

    An interesting selection on a vast body of music to choose from. It certainly cover a wide spectrum of musical styles & genres. Any list that has the Ramones' I wann be sedated, Benny Goodman's "sing, sing, sing" along with Apalachian Spring in it cant be all that bad.
    Some of it is pretty interesting (and informative) at times.

    Enjoy! (some of it )




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