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Best sounding remasters for Americana classics-- audiophile advice requested

OK, ND audiophiles.  I bought most of my folk/country/blues classics on CD back in the early and mid 90s.  Hank, the Carter Family, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake,…Continue

Started Jun 29

Whither the Allman Brothers?
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I'm surprised not to see any discussion of this yet here.  With both Derek and Warren leaving the band, do they continue?  If so, with whom?  Predictions of the band's demise seem odd given that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rosencrantz Jan 15.

Your favorite musicians' favorite musicians
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I just read the Patterson Hood interview on No Depression, and I was struck by Hood's response about his current musical interests.  I listened to the bands he mentioned, and they didn't do it for…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bob Spalding Oct 31, 2012.

Fun with genre labels
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I am in the middle of the long process of re-importing all of my cds into iTunes in lossless format (listening to each album, to make sure it imported without glitches as well as to enjoy stuff that…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by rosencrantz Sep 4, 2012.

 

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rosencrantz replied to Uncle Marky's discussion 'Is there such a thing as an objectively good song?'
"Sibylle, The irony was fully intended.  RT is my favorite songwriter."
Jul 16
rosencrantz replied to Uncle Marky's discussion 'Is there such a thing as an objectively good song?'
"The song is nothing.  The performer is everything.  Observe. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAS4ltt7DzI"
Jul 13
rosencrantz posted a discussion

Best sounding remasters for Americana classics-- audiophile advice requested

OK, ND audiophiles.  I bought most of my folk/country/blues classics on CD back in the early and mid 90s.  Hank, the Carter Family, Leadbelly, Blind Willie McTell, Blind Willie Johnson, Blind Blake, Blind something somebodyorother... I won't bother trying to compile a comprehensive list-- you know the stuff I'm talking about.  I'm sick of the sound quality, and there must have been some really impressive remasters since then.  So, audiophiles, which specific releases would you recommend on the…See More
Jun 29
rosencrantz replied to Ivan Sifrim's discussion 'Piano in roots music'
""Roots music" is a pretty broad category.  From the New Orleans piano tradition to widespread use in blues (think Skip James in addition to Chicago guys like Pinetop Perkins), the piano has been a key instrument.  Nothing should…"
Jun 24
rosencrantz replied to Meghan (aTinyTune.com)'s discussion 'Best Current Country Music Being Made By Women?'
"Gillian Welch.  Does the unbelievable awesomeness of her music compensate for how sparse her output is?  Maybe it's the Cooley theory of writing.  Don't bother unless it's great. I've got my ear on Lydia Loveless…"
Feb 19
rosencrantz replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"And that need is the dilemma.  While the hard-core fans know Jimmy Herring, the nostalgia crowd isn't as familiar with him, and they would need a more familiar name, like Dickey.  Dickey can play some slide, but not enough to be the…"
Jan 15
Frank Kocher replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"Now to hear the "Allmans Sound" I'll have to check out the spots on the Trucks Band and Govt Mule albums with Greg Allman singing; there is usually about one track per disc. Jim M pointed out yesterday that the discs with Warren and…"
Jan 13
Randy S replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"Victor Wooten is the bass player that bass players watch...."
Jan 13
rosencrantz replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"The more I think about it, the more I think that the end is inevitable.  I can easily think of a dozen or so guitarists who could not only carry on the tradition, but add to it by bringing something new to the table.  Even if Jack and…"
Jan 12
Jim Moulton replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"  They have made a lot of great music over the years, think it's time to call it quits , I liked them with Warren and Dicky. Derek came in and did a good job too. It's up to Greg. "
Jan 12
Jimmy Warburton replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"Nothing lasts forever. As good as Warren and Derek are...theres a bunch of them out there waiting for the musical  call to arms. Call it Semi-Retiremment Gregg. 50 small shows a year as just Gregg. Or get Jim Herring or the million other abled…"
Jan 10
Randy S replied to rosencrantz's discussion 'Whither the Allman Brothers?'
"Two guitarists who are very hard to replace...Warren's soul, and Derek being the channeling of Duane and among the best in the world right now.....vey hard to recoup this change..."
Jan 9
rosencrantz posted a discussion

Whither the Allman Brothers?

I'm surprised not to see any discussion of this yet here.  With both Derek and Warren leaving the band, do they continue?  If so, with whom?  Predictions of the band's demise seem odd given that neither Derek nor Warren (nor Oteil, for that matter) were original members, and if any band can survive, it is the Allmans.   Then again, Gregg's health wasn't as much of an issue even when Dickey left/got kicked out.  Guesses?See More
Jan 9
rosencrantz commented on No Depression's blog post 'ND Year-End Readers' Poll: What Are Your Ten Favorite Albums of 2013?'
"It's never a fair contest when Richard Thompson releases an album. 1.  Richard Thompson, Electric 2.  Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, Memories and Moments (OK, these guys together can give RT a contest) 3.  Tedeschi Trucks…"
Dec 8, 2013
rosencrantz replied to norm tandberg's discussion 'Early favorites for 2013?'
"Listing the Danberrys next to the Black Lillies caught my attention.  Thanks!  Their stuff is great."
Mar 15, 2013
rosencrantz replied to norm tandberg's discussion 'Early favorites for 2013?'
"Glad to know there are more fans out there.  Damon is so much more interesting than all of the speed-demons out there who can't seem to play below the 10th fret."
Mar 15, 2013

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