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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Allison Kraus - down to the river - beautiful song. She has a beautiful voice. I really liked her album with Robert Plant. But I find most of her solo work (or with Union Station) too downbeat. But there are a few gems like this song throughout her catalog.
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Curtis Mayfield - Dont Worry - wow, great song. Loved the intro, loved the groove and his vocals and the slow build. Superfly and Freddys dead - these are the only two songs of his I was familiar with. I find Superfly kind of one note and boring but Ive always liked Freddys Dead...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood - I guess Im just not a fan of 60s popular music. Nothing horrible about this song, but nothing great either. Dusty Springfield - the look of love is another nice song but not my cup of tea. I didnt know she sang I only want to be with you. I grew up with...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Ive got some listening to do this weekend, but in the meantime since I was criticizing some covers yesterday I thought Id share some I like. Times Like These - Glen Campbell: I really like the first few Foo Fighters albums, but this song fell kind of flat for me. Glen's vocals and the...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    That Prince video at the HOF made the rounds after he died. Good stuff. Didnt know he could play like that.
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Todd Rundgren is a guy Ive always wanted to like, but his voice is an acquired taste that I never acquired. And his covers were again too similar to the original versions. Why listen to them over the originals? (Although the guitar work on from 6 to 9 was pretty cool, but then his vocals...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Thanks for posting that Walter. I was never a big STP fan, (Creep, Interstate Love Song and Vaseline are the only songs of theirs I ever liked), but that acoustic version of Plush is great. I like it better than the full version. Working backwards, Haley Reinhart was okay. Its a decent song...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Bus Boys minimum wage - thats a cool song, has kind of a ska vibe. And I agree, it doesnt sound at all like the boys are back in town, wich is cool. Comfortably Numb - the music sounds great, but those overly breathy vocals are a little off putting. Ill stick with the studio version. And...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Not a tough crowd at all. We all like different music, and we're all finding new music we like. (And probably as much that we dislike). Thats what makes this so fun. For instance Diane Krall was posted a while back and I liked it so much that I blindly put one of her live albums in my...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Oh, and Bill Withers is pure greatness. Funny you mention the I know, I know, I know section because he does a similar bit in Lovely day where he just repeats the words Lovely Day over and over and I love it but my kids would always ask if he just ran out of lyrics.
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Endless Love - My older sister loved this song and played it all the time. I couldnt stand it at the time. I can appreciate it a lot more now than I did as a 10 year old. Im not sure its the greatest duet ever, but off the top of my head no duets really come to mind that would be. Never...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Heres my contribution to 70s soul, the Jimmy Castor bunch. I first heard of him because of the Bertha Butt Boogie and the Leroy and Troglodyte songs. But in between the novelty songs he put out some inspired groove oriented soul music.
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Santana - Great stuff. As a big Journey fan when I was younger their pop stuff lead me to their first three Steve Perry-less albums wich lead me to Santana. Lush - Not what I would normally listen to, but I found it interesting. Individually I liked the jangly beat in both songs, and I kind...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    Loreena McKennit Marco Polo what a cool song, really enjoyed it. Malo Suavecito - yes, its a nice relaxing song. But it sounds like the mix downplays the seemingly great musicianship. El Chicano Tell Her Shes Lovely - theres the funk. Great song, great groove. Viva Tirado - this sounded more...
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    The Great HTF Music Challenge

    The Hollies - I was never a fan of them, and after listening to these selections this is what I came up with... Bus Stop - too stereotypically 60s for me. The Air That I Breathe - too easy listening, and it sounds like theyre playing in slow motion. Long Tall Woman - this song has always struck...
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