• 300 Favourite Female Singers

    1. Sep. 2012, 11:49 von emcxmc

    My favourite female singers with age and birthday (listed chronologic), place of birth (if known), short description (from Wikipedia) and picture (only included for the deceased ones).

    (born before 1940)

    Bessie Smith (born April 15, 1894, Chattanooga, Tennessee, U.S., died September 26, 1937), sometimes referred to as "The Empress of the Blues," was the most popular female blues singer of the 1920s and 1930s. She is often regarded as one of the greatest singers of her era and, along with Louis Armstrong, a major influence on subsequent jazz vocalists.
    http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/360355/Bessie+Smith.jpg

    Marlene Dietrich (27 December 1901 – 6 May 1992, Berlin, Germany) was a German-born American actress and singer.Although she still made occasional films in the post-war years, Dietrich spent most of the 1950s to the 1970s touring the world as a successful show performer. In 1999 the American Film Institute named Dietrich the ninth greatest female star of all time.
  • The Delightful 65 of the 70's! (Best Albums 1970-1979)

    10. Dez. 2010, 19:36 von thomas10

    http://tralfaz-archives.com/coverart/G/gaye_whatsF.jpg
    1 Marvin Gaye - What's Goin' on
    (1971)
    With What's Going On, Gaye meditated on what had happened to the American dream of the past -- as it related to urban decay, environmental woes, military turbulence, police brutality, unemployment, and poverty. These feelings had been bubbling up between 1967 and 1970, during which he felt increasingly caged by Motown's behind-the-times hit machine and restrained from expressing himself seriously through his music. Finally, late in 1970, Gaye decided to record a song that the Four Tops' Obie Benson had brought him, "What's Going On". When Berry Gordy decided not to issue the single, deeming it uncommercial, Gaye refused to record any more material until he relented. Confirmed by its tremendous commercial success in January 1971, he recorded the rest of the album over ten days in March, and Motown released it in late May. Besides cementing Marvin Gaye as one of the most important artists in pop music…
  • intermission

    27. Jan. 2010, 2:52 von sushiflower9

    What are the three tracks recently added to your library?
    1. Back to Manhattan
    2. Heroes and Villains
    3. Like a Star

    What four artists is Last.fm currently recommending to you?
    1. Christine McVie
    2. Mos Def
    3. Jackson Browne
    4. J. Cole

    Have you listened/heard of any of them before?
    1. none of her solo stuff
    2. yes and I'm not really a fan. but I'm always willing to give his new stuff a try.
    3. not really.
    4. I think I've heard him guest on tracks but not something that's all his.

    Last loved track?
    Philadelphia

    Last five recently listened tracks?
    1. Shout Me Out
    2. A Murder Of One
    3. Paradis
    4. 13 Warwick Avenue f. Duffy (prod Mikey Mike)
    5. No Time for Tears

    Last person you left a shout to?
    jenxhawkins

    Last person who left you a shout?
    jenxhawkins

    How long have you been a member?
    September 5, 2007

    How many loved tracks?
    144

    What are your top 10 overall artists?
    1. Fleetwood Mac
    2. New Kids on the Block
    3. Lindsey Buckingham
  • 6:58, are you sure where my spark is?

    28. Okt. 2009, 15:34 von sameoldscenexx

    1. What's your favorite song by 15?
    (Janet Jackson) Definitely Go Deep, it is in my opinion one of the best R&B tracks of all time.

    2. How did you get into 20?
    (Michael Jackson) My mother was really into his music, and obviously the excessive plays from my childhood have made a lasting impression.

    3. Who is your favorite member in 1?
    (Fleetwood Mac) Stevie Nicks. I know it's cliché, but anyone who can write songs that beautiful and have such a prominent stage presence and keep the audience entranced with just the slightest gaze deserves to be a favourite.

    4. What’s your favorite lyric bit by 29?
    (Midlake)
    'Bring me a day full of honest work,
    And a roof that never leaks
    I'll be satisfied.'

    In context of the song, these lyrics are magical.

    5. Have you ever seen 22 live?
    (Dave Matthews Band) That would be a no.

    6. What's your favorite album from 10?.
    (Madonna) This is like asking me to pick a favourite child! I'm going to say Erotica, for the sheer fact I used to play it all the time when I was younger.
  • Fleetwood Mac Unleashed in Cleveland

    1. Jun. 2009, 4:52 von sablespecter

    Fri 17 Apr – Fleetwood Mac Unleashed: Hits Tour 2009

    This review of Fleetwood Mac's Cleveland stop on their current "Unleashed: Greatest Hits" Tour is over six weeks late, but here's a few thoughts and the setlist anyway, since I saw that no one else posted a review of the show. I also thought it might make a good advance reminder of the Fleetwood Mac Marathon* coming up on June 11 (see end of this post for links)!

    My first thought is one that may raise the ire of ultra-devoted Steve Nicks fans: live Fleetwood Mac shows are increasingly dominated by Lindsey Buckingham. I mean this in terms of power of leading performance. I don't really think either Mick Fleetwood or John McVie have lost their power to deliver, either individually or together as one of the best rhythm sections in business, but as far as fronting the band, it simply takes too long for Stevie to get warmed up. I don't say this lightly, as my favorite FM songs from this version of the group are songs which have been written and sung by her.
  • Song Of The Day - 01 Apr 2009: These Strange Times

    3. Apr. 2009, 3:59 von sablespecter

    Personal One-Hit Wonder (Actually, this is the first Two Half-Hit Wonder!)

    Fleetwood Mac / These Strange Times / Time (13) / Oct 1995

    Have a look through my charts and along with all the metal you'll see a healthy dose of Fleetwood Mac. I don't know for sure why this magical group has always been in the predominantly hard rock and metal collection of this fan. For whatever reason, they contribute a formidable quantity of favorites. It may be because I grew up hearing them on the radio and I never grew out of them. I generally like all eras, from the electric blues band formed by Peter Green, to the soft rock era led by Bob Welch, to the AOR supergroup they've been since the mid-70s.

    They've had 12 different lineups, and I like 11 of them. This album, however, was the nadir and was the sole output of the 1993-1996 lineup that didn't work at all for me. Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, and Christine McVie are here, but it's the first album since 1974 to feature neither Stevie Nicks nor Lindsey Buckingham. …
  • Song Of The Day - 28 Mar 2009: Dreams

    29. Mär. 2009, 1:37 von sablespecter

    Fleetwood Mac / Dreams / Rumours (2) / Feb 1977

    MUS1030 Music Journal* 8: Stevie Nicks writes about the pain of setting aside failing personal relationships for the good of professional creative partnerships.

    How far Fleetwood Mac had come from the days when Peter Green led them as a four- (later, five-) man electric blues band based in England! Christine McVie (nee Perfect) had married John McVie in 1968 and joined the band on keyboards in 1970. A series of guitar players had come through the band until Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks joined in 1975 to complete what would become the superstar lineup that achieved extraordinary worldwide success as one of the supergroups of the 1970s. Christine, Lindsey, and Stevie became the three principal songwriters.

    The success of their previous album & tour and the pressure that came in its wake coincided with the crumbling of the interpersonal relationships of every person in the band. …
  • SOSxx reviews: "Tango in the Night" by Fleetwood Mac

    21. Okt. 2008, 22:33 von sameoldscenexx

    This is a overview of one of my favourite ever albums, Tango in the Night by Fleetwood Mac.


    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/Fleetwood_Mac_-_Tango_in_the_Night.jpg

    Tango in the Night is completely contrasting to any other album made by Fleetwood Mac before or since, in the sense that it's got heavy use of synthesisers, and shows the band following pop trends that were around in the 1980's but combined with Lindsey Buckingham's obsessive production and the experimental nature of his work, the album is so sleek that it's stood the test of time far better than other albums of that period.

    Big Love
    One of my favourites off this album. Lindsey Buckingham's guitar playing and vocals are shown off to beautiful effect, and the percussion is spot on. A really moody, sexy track, and we cannot forget the 'uhh, ahh's' throughout the song. (A nice fact, ha - Lindsey used a pitch changer to give the illusion of a woman doing one half off the groans, when really it was just him.)
  • Song Of The Day - 10 Mar 2008: Hypnotized

    11. Mär. 2008, 3:04 von sablespecter

    Fleetwood Mac / "Hypnotized" / Mystery To Me (4) / Oct 1973

    Artist: Fleetwood Mac
    Original Album: Mystery to Me
    Track: Hypnotized

    Track preview here

    After spending two days over the weekend moving what must have been a few tons of snow around the property, I found it very hard to stay focused on work today, tired...drfiting off into reveries...hypnotized?

    Mystery to Me is one of those albums from the mid-70s "nether age" of Fleetwood Mac: after the era as a five-man band but before they went supernova with the addition of Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks. Christine McVie came aboard as of Kiln House, but this is the time dominated by guitarist/singer Bob Welch, and with Bob Weston on guitar as well.

    Mystery To Me is the last album with Bob Weston, in fact. (His affair with Mick Fleetwood's wife - Jenny Boyd, younger sister of Pattie, that Pattie - was just the beginning of all the inter-relational turmoil which would both tear at and inspire the band over the next 30 years…
  • Typical Papa John's conversation

    22. Jan. 2008, 10:03 von shinobi001

    This is just a rough sketch of a conversation we had at Papa John's today. It isn't by any means exact. This is just usually how our conversations go. Thought you guys on last.fm would find this funny.

    CALEB: (singing) "You are beautiful, in every single way. Words won't bring us down."
    KEITH: You know Christina Aguilera didn't write that song.
    JACOB: Who did?
    K: The woman that writes Pink's songs.
    J: No, she didn't. That's Christina's song.
    K: No, someone else wrote the song.
    C: Who wrote what song?
    J: The one you were singing.
    K: Someone else wrote that song.
    C: Who did?
    J: The woman that did Pink's songs. She's a famous songwriter.
    C: Umm ... Carole King?
    J: No. Not Carole King.
    K: The woman that wrote it is a lesbian.
    C: And it's not Carole King?
    J: Carole King is not a lesbian! She had a solo career, or she was in a band. She's a popular songwriter. She used to have dreds like back in 2003 and now her hair is really short.
    C: kd lang?
    J: No.