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Friday Music on Thursday

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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Gonna have to hunt those down...

by boxfiddler Moderator 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!

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Well on one of the songs spam is mentioned...

by CG IT In reply to Gonna have to hunt those ...

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....

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by CG IT In reply to Gonna have to hunt those ...

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

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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.

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.

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.


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they lost me about half way through

by jdclyde In reply to Found it

when they cut from the brass to the keys...

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well the keyboard solo is a bit different....

by CG IT In reply to they lost me about half w ...

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....

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You would be just in time

by jdclyde In reply to well the keyboard solo is ...

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....

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Only jazz/rock group with a horn section?

by NickNielsen In reply to well the keyboard solo is ...

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

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Brain -- leak -- ears...

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to well the keyboard solo is ...

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.
One of these days 'ze leetle grey cells' are gonna stop replenishing and I will be in deep doodoo.

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