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    Friday Music on Thursday

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    by cg it ·

    cuz I couldn’t wait….and I have been really busy at work and haven’t posted here in a while…

    ok so I dusted off the old Chicago albums, yep vinyl, and am converting them to digital…came across some songs I forgot about but thought were really cool for the time. Their off the Chicago III album and it’s a series of short songs tied together into one big one. Sounds like one song but their really 5 individual songs. It’s all about one’s day …

    1. Hard Rising in the Morning without Breakfast 1 minute 52 seconds
    2. Off to Work 45 seconds
    3. Falling Out 53 seconds
    4. Dreaming Home 49 seconds
    5 Morning Blue Again 1 minute 11 seconds.

    So thought I would share some off hit music that I thought was cool way back when. Chicago was one of only a few groups that used a horn section back then which in my book gave them a distinct sound and more versatility than bands with just guitars and drums.

    Chicago is one band that I’ve continually like their music for 3 decades.

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    • #2461577

      Gonna have to hunt those down…

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to Friday Music on Thursday

      haven’t listened to any Chicago in quite awhile. Boy, am I happy to hear I’m not the only one with a lot of vinyl still around. I pull it out periodically, sometimes just to listen, and sometimes to record to the PC for making CD’s.

      Right on the money with the horns! Can’t think of any ‘rock and rollers’ who were doing it when Chicago came on the scene. But my memory is funny of late! 😀

      Keep your eyes peeled, CG. We’ve got Instrumental coming up soon!

      • #2461576

        Well on one of the songs spam is mentioned…

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Gonna have to hunt those down…

        and it’s not the electronic spam being refered to…..

        Chicago has some instrumental numbers but not many….

        Have to go to the 40s Big Bands to get instrumentals….

      • #2461572

        Instrumental!!!!!!!!!!!!

        by cg it ·

        In reply to Gonna have to hunt those down…

        The Approaching Storm by Chicago…. great 6 minute instrumental jam session….

        • #2461500

          Um, about a music post

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Instrumental!!!!!!!!!!!!

          we generally provide a link so you can share what it is you find cool and interesting.

          :p

          Going to be around this Friday night? The fun usually starts between 7 and 9 pm EST. Just follow Boxie around tomorrow as she will post when it will start and the rules of the night. We have been working on theme nights. So get your cool instrumentals out.

          [b]Note, I was ripping mp3’s till about midnight last night, getting ready for this week. Now I just have to upload to the music server and I will be all set to go.

          B-)

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        • #2461491

          they lost me about half way through

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to Found it

          when they cut from the brass to the keys…

        • #2460540

          well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          by cg it ·

          In reply to they lost me about half way through

          but then it’s jam session. But the sax and trombone solos are cool which are after the keyboard solo 🙂

          Chicago is about the only “jazz/rock” group with a horn section other than Earth Wind and Fire which is what made me like them in the 70s.

          Sorry about not posting links…… been a while. I’m PST time… I’m just getting home at 9pm EST…. so I’ll probably miss the music sessions….

        • #2460516

          You would be just in time

          by jdclyde ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          as this is an after hours type of deal.

          I probably won’t make it until around midnight EST because of my boys track meet.

          And I know Boxie doesn’t sleep….

        • #2460482

          Only jazz/rock group with a horn section?

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          Dust off those neurons, dude.

          * Blood Sweat and Tears
          * Chase
          * Tower of Power
          * Ides of March (still performing, btw)
          * Lighthouse

          and I suppose you could also throw these artists into that mix as well:

          * James Brown
          * (The Crazy World of) Arthur Brown
          * Sly and the Family Stone
          * many, many others.

          Now, for various reasons, most of these artists qualified as one-hit wonders, were out of the limelight before Chicago 3 was released, or never quite made the limelight, so I suppose I can forgive you for not knowing about them…

          For much, much more information see http://www.myspace.com/hornrockheaven

        • #2460471

          Brain — leak — ears…

          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          I knew there had to be others, but could not for the life of me come up with names! Moody Blues did it too, admittedly on a more subtle level.
          Sheesh.
          One of these days ‘ze leetle grey cells’ are gonna stop replenishing and I will be in deep doodoo. 😀

        • #2460469

          Ah yep….

          by cg it ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          Sly and the Family Stone… he’s touring now
          Blood Sweat and Tears…Spinning Wheels…

          I ought to be striped naked, dragged though the streets with braindead @)#( tied to my…er toe…
          for not mentioning them…

          Here’s a youtube You’ve made me so very happy..

          And a great one When I Die

          don’t include James Brown as a band. Think of him as a solo pianist with a backup band.

          Don’t remember Lighthouse, Ides of March. Do remember Tower of Power but, like you said, a one hit wonder…

        • #2461477

          Here you go CG

          by michael jay ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

        • #2461472

          Lighthouse on Youtube…great trumpet…..

          by cg it ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          didn’t know the name of the band that did this but yep, I know that song…..”One Fine Morning When I Wake Up”

          Here’s a great youtube on Lighthouse…

          http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6416136346633795277&q=lighthouse+one+fine+morning&ei=dZQjSP3sN5CqrgLX7fjNAg

        • #2461462

          We can oblige you… ]:)

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          [i]I ought to be striped naked, dragged though the streets with braindead @)#( tied to my…er toe… [/i]

          Let’s set a date & time. I can even get a hitch for the Escoortr! 😀

          [i]don’t include James Brown as a band. Think of him as a solo pianist with a backup band.[/i]

          Are you by chance thinking of Ray Charles here?

          [i]Do remember Tower of Power but, like you said, a one hit wonder…[/i]

          The Tower of Power Horns have provided backup on any number of albums since the 70s for artists including the Eurythmics, Little Feat, Elton John, John Lee Hooker, and even Poison. http://tinyurl.com/44xe7b

        • #2461429

          old farts should get a pass when CRAFT happens

          by cg it ·

          In reply to well the keyboard solo is a bit different….

          ya know, the grey matter isn’t working well today so I think I’ll just stop while I’m behind…

    • #2460538

      Are any of those…

      by jck ·

      In reply to Friday Music on Thursday

      from the old “Chicago Transit Authority” days?

      Chicago rocks tho. Gotta agree.

    • #2460511

      Chicago

      by gsg ·

      In reply to Friday Music on Thursday

      They still tour/play a lot. I work with the daughter-in-law of one of the founding members, and frequently she’ll mention that she’s dog sitting his pets, or whatever because he’s gone playing a show.

      They were an awesome group. I’d love to catch a concert.

      • #2460502

        good way to get in hot water

        by jdclyde ·

        In reply to Chicago

        say the word “were” in front of her….

        B-)

      • #2460484

        As I’ve mentioned…..

        by jamesrl ·

        In reply to Chicago

        I really love old Chicago, where it was real jazz and they played 12 minute numbers.

        When David Foster took over producing and turned them into mushy romantic crap, I kinda lost heart.

        I have a 2 CD set, I listen to almost the whole first side, and only a few from the second disc.

        James

        • #2460479

          Gotta agree with you there

          by nicknielsen ·

          In reply to As I’ve mentioned…..

          I’ve got six of the first seven albums on vinyl and almost gave away Chicago VII within a month after I bought it. It was just too much ballad and not enough rock starting with that one and every one after.

        • #2460468

          Some of their ballads were pretty good

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Gotta agree with you there

          but I gotta agree, that’s all they did after a while. Their early music was far better than their later ones. Heard recently their doing gigs using big band numbers… that ought to be something…

    • #2460467

      What a coincidence!

      by captbilly1eye ·

      In reply to Friday Music on Thursday

      I was listening to some Chicago just the other nite! This after I found an old cassette in a drawer. Yep. I too have all the old vinyl.

      Thinking back on that time got me thinking of Moody Blues.

      I think I’ll play a buncha that tonite.
      Damn. I wish I still had the old quadraphonic 8-tracks with the player and speakers! [i]Every Good Boy Deserves Favor[/i] in quad was killer. 🙂

      • #2460452

        Must be nostagia week….

        by cg it ·

        In reply to What a coincidence!

        Who’d a thought a lot of people here liked Chicago? I certainly didn’t think many here even heard of Chicago cuz I consider myself an old fart and most IT guys I’ve run into are in their 20s and 30s who weren’t even born in the 70s.

    • #2461468

      Blood Sweat and Tears….

      by cg it ·

      In reply to Friday Music on Thursday

      it’s funny to see the very early videos and how young they are and now 30 years later their all middle aged [50 somethings] and well……… just funny…reminds me of those old guys at weddings doing tribute songs…..

      here’s a clip of Blood Sweat and Tears You made Me so very happy now…

      That’s the fixed link…

      and another from their early days…

      fixed link….rofl

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