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Old 10-01-2010, 08:23 PM   #21
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:31 AM   #22
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Freaking awesome. Bumping in case anyone missed it.
Worth a bump. One of the radio stations I listened to in the 70's played that occasionally. Loved and had not heard it in a long time - it is awesome. On a re-listen, I'm struck by how much Traffic seemed to be inspired by that piano/sax sound. Their song "Glad" and a few others .

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"freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose"

You beat me to it. This was my first thought when I read the heading.
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While reading an article (Solomon Burke, RIP - Hit & Run : Reason Magazine) about the recently late, always great Solomon Burke, I saw this video featuring Burke and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Goosebumps!

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Maybe it´s not a "freedom" song but I like it: Take It Easy by The Eagles.
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Sends chills up my spine every time. There is an "in-concert" version I couldn't find this morning that is even better with the crowd reaction, ends with the refrain repeating about 6 times and the audience going nuts.


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Old, Quaint Shaker Hymn

As a major theme in Aaron Copeland's "Appalachian Spring " - 'Tis a gift to be simple, tis a gift to be free, tis a gift to come down where you want to be...'
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Old 02-12-2011, 07:48 PM   #28
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Thanks to PBS for reminding me of this one

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In the mid 60s I was in a car club here in Cavalier. we put on a dance every Saturday for several years. Chad Allen and the Expressions (the Guess Who) played for several of the dances. This was the first place they played in the US.
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Ahhhh, 1969, the year that I learned the freedom to question things. Here's that feeling in one song. And some awesome jazz musicians to boot.

Thank you for posting this video! I wore this LP out! Les McCann was my favorite pianist for years until I got turned on to Oscar Peterson. But Les still is wedged permanently in my musical heart.
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You beat me to it. This was my first thought when I read the heading.
Yep, Janis Joplin was the first singer the made me understand the blues. I hope she is remembered for a long, long time. So I'll do it again cause these two soulful ladies do a pretty darn good tribute. Melissa is just awesome in the second half of this video.

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Thank you for posting this video! I wore this LP out! Les McCann was my favorite pianist for years until I got turned on to Oscar Peterson. But Les still is wedged permanently in my musical heart.
When I saw that video it really made me smile because for years I listened to that song and I'd move my head just like Les does in the video. It was nice to see Eddie Harriss and Benny Bailey because my own vision when listening to the music from album was much different.

Here is another jazz tune worth the listen. Not exactly about freedom but it give me a feeling of freedom.

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Edit : dang! They disabled embedding! But trust me, it's worth a listen...


And just to make sure this thread isn't totally hijacked away from its original topic:

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steelyman, nice one, so I'll see that, and raise ya...

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steelyman, nice one, so I'll see that, and raise ya...

Never saw that, although I know the tune! It's great, thanks for sharing. You may be interested in a recording of that done in the 80's by Dave Grusin that appears on a CD called "Homage to Duke". They rip it up, but of course it's not the original guys...

And with that, I will step away from this thread. Might be better to start a new one called "FIRE and Bop"
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It got my boot heels to be wanderin'.

Can't find Bobby's original version on YouTube yet. (copyright issues?)
(confirmed. 'cannot show this clip in your country'.)

This one, too:

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The Minstrel Boy - Scottish Ballad

The minstrel boy to the war is gone,
In the ranks of death you'll find him;
His father's sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
"Land of Song!" cried the warrior bard,
"Tho' all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!"

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman's chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov'd ne'er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said "No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav'ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free
They shall never sound in slavery!

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