Favorite NON-ROCK (or metal...) Bands, songs, musicians!

a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
edited September 2008 in History of Rock
Yes, there are about 1000 threads on the first 5 pages of the forum that deal with fav/underrated/overrated/etc ROCK (etc) how about your favorites in other genres?

heres some of mine:

I love jazz fusion and blues.
Jazz fusion favs:
Al Di Meola
Larry Coryell
John McLaughlin
Paco de Lucia
Sea Level

Jazz fusion albums:
Al DiMeola - Casino
Mahanishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire
Carlos Santana/John McLaughlin - Love, Devotion, Surrender


Jazz:
Jan Hammer
Utopia (ok, somewhat Rock...)

Blues:
Albert King
Jonny Lang
Buddy Guy
Carl Weathersby
Roy Buchanan
Rory Gallagher
Johnny Winter
Paul Butterfield Blues Band
John Mayall
Robert Cray
Elvin Bishop
Hot Tuna
(early) Fleetwood Mac

Misc:
Chet Atkins
Les Paul

Comments

  • afterstasisafterstasis Washed Up
    edited September 2008
    some random top 5's...

    jazz: alice coltrane, peter brotzmann, miles davis, sun ra, and nels cline.

    folk: simon & garfunkel, vashti bunyan, incredible string band, comus, and pentangle.

    noise: wolf eyes, prurient, kites, lightning bolt, and masonna.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited September 2008
    gah, I forgot Folk:
    Simon & Garfunkel
    Arlo Guthrie
    Joan Baez
    Bob Dylan
    Kingston Trio
    John Denver
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited September 2008
    My tastes are most varied in rock, really, so my knowledge of other genres barely cracks the surface of them. I need more money for more CDs to delve further into each of them. I love them, nonetheless.

    Jazz:

    John Coltrane
    Thelonious Monk
    Chick Corea
    Charles Mingus
    Dave Brubeck
    Louis Armstrong
    Miles Davis

    Blues:

    Muddy Waters
    John Lee Hooker
    Buddy Guy

    Classical:

    Tchaikovsky
    Holst
    Dvor
  • Shredder87Shredder87 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    DAFT PUNK!!!!!

    God I love that incredible French Duo.
  • a21schizoidmana21schizoidman Prog-nosticator
    edited September 2008
    [QUOTE=Hungryfreak;1158147]
    Jazz:

    John Coltrane
    Thelonious Monk
    Chick Corea
    Charles Mingus
    Dave Brubeck
    Louis Armstrong
    Miles Davis

    Blues:

    Muddy Waters
    John Lee Hooker

    Classical:

    Tchaikovsky
    Holst
    Dvor
  • Mystlyfe77Mystlyfe77 Big Fan
    edited September 2008
    Classical:
    Vivaldi
    Beethoven
    Richard Wagner
    Carl Orff
    Hans Zimmer (even though he re-uses more crap than the sewer system)
    etc.

    Rap/Hip-Hop:
    NWA
    The Five One
    Danger Doom
    The Gorillaz
    Kovas
    etc.

    Lots of random artits from other genres, but not really concentrated in any particular genres. I mean, hell, I've got cascada, michael jackson, bond, and tons of other stuff.
  • RunesmithRunesmith Headliner
    edited September 2008
    Shredder87;1158149 said:
    DAFT PUNK!!!!!

    God I love that incredible French Duo.
    QFT! Their first two albums were remarkably consistent, especially for a dance band. I haven't bought the third yet, but I heard it was a bit of a letdown.

    Also...

    Portishead (Trip-hop)
    Nellie McKay (An odd combination of jazz, rap, comedy, and cabaret)
    Eric B. and Rakim (Hip-hop)
    Pet Shop Boys (Dance)
    Muddy Waters (Blues)
  • clostorclostor Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    can't stand comus.....

    goldfrapp is probably my fav
  • sg327sg327 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Blues:
    Robert Cray
    B.B. King
    S.R.V.
    Buddy Guy
    Muddy Waters

    R&B:
    Ray Charles
    Otis Redding
    George Benson
    Sam Cooke
    The Four Tops
    The Temptations
    James Brown
    Marvin Gaye
    Bill Withers
    Wilson Pickett
    Dusty Springfield (not really sure if she's considered R&B but "Son Of A Preacher Man" is a great song).
    (and lots of others)

    Country/Bluegrass:
    New Grass Revival
    Nickel Creek
    Allison Krauss & Union Station
    Willie, Waylon, Jerry Reed, The Statler Brothers, Don Williams, and others. (too many to list).

    Jazz:
    Just started trying to get deeper into Jazz over the past couple years. Still don't know too much about it but I sure like "Take Five" by Dave Brubeck.
  • Insane3Insane3 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    I don't feel like naming a lot of bands/artists so what about electro-pop swedish Jay-Jay Johanson.
  • CheezerRoxCheezerRox Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Daft Punk I always sorta liked, although I haven't heard too much.

    Sonn Sharrock (Jazz) is pretty good.


    I'm pretty much a n00b to almost anything besides rock. I like the blues A LOT, but most of it I like is more blues-rock.
  • synthesizedpianosynthesizedpiano Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Classical:
    Rachmaninov
    Chopin
    Beethoven
    Haydn
    Bach
    Pachelbel

    Jazz:
    Chick Corea
    Charles Mingus (Has the best bass solo ever at the begining of Haitian Fight Song, and he's my favorite bassist of any genre)
    Charlie Parker
    Benny Goodman
    Dizzy Gillespie
    Nina Simone (amazing voice...)
  • MetallicanMetallican Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    Um, do Christmas songs count? :confused:
  • AeroZeppelinSevenfoldAeroZeppelinSevenfold Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    Mozart and those other dudes are pretty badass as well.
  • Shredder87Shredder87 Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    AeroZeppelinSevenfold;1163973 said:
    Stevie Ray Vaughan.

    Mozart and those other dudes are pretty badass as well.
    Looking at your sig makes me think...


    I WANT LITTLE WING GOD DAMN IT!!!!!



    that is all
  • OldFogeyOldFogey Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Hungryfreak;1158147 said:

    Tom Lehrer (a piano-player with work mostly centered around parody. Kind of on the folky side, but not sure. Check out the compilation I did on him in the music blog, since no one's downloaded it)
    Tom Lehrer is great. Really funny stuff. Musically he reminds me a little bit of Mose Allison. Mose is great. His song Parchman Farm has become a blues standard, thanks in large part to John Mayall (it's on the Bluesbreakers album with Clapton). Mose has a funny streak, too. One of my favorite songs of his is "Your Molecular Structure."

    Mose wrote "Young Man Blues."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUnGI5XkP3U

    Your Mind is on Vacation reminds me of a jazzy Zappa:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCpekvOkwNM
  • HungryfreakHungryfreak Headliner
    edited September 2008
    I hadn't heard Mose Allison before. I love those songs, though, especially the second song there. It definitely reminds me of some of Zappa's stuff, especially the bass. I'm definitely going to have to check him out further. Thanks for bringing him to light for me.
  • FujiSkunkFujiSkunk Headliner
    edited September 2008
    It's a fine line between rock and pop, so I imagine there would be quite a few arguments about who is in my "pop" and "rock" directories. Are Hall & Oates rock? I say yes. Are the Beach Boys? I say no; their influence is indisputable, but to me their music is a little too rooted in the '60s to have that "timeless" quality that defines true rock music to me, so I call them "classic pop." Other favorite borderliners are Dan Fogelberg (rock), Duran Duran (pop), the Little River Band (rock), Cyndi Lauper (pop), the Lovin' Spoonful (rock), and Tommy James and the Shondells (haven't decided yet).

    In the less-debatable genres, my favorite country artists include Alabama, Willie Nelson and Kenny Rogers, and my favorite new age artists include Enya, Jean Michel Jarre, the Mannheim Steamroller and Yanni (stop laughing). My favorite classical piece is Mendelssohn's "Fingal's Cave."
  • My name is FezMy name is Fez Road Warrior
    edited September 2008
    Simon & Garfunkel, Kenna, and Michael Jackson ftw.
  • BowiefanpersonBowiefanperson Opening Act
    edited September 2008
    hmm well I listen to some folk Music. like Neil Young (though some of it especially as solo was more rock) and Bob Dylan.
  • kwami42kwami42 Rising Star
    edited September 2008
    Electronic:
    Daft Punk
    Justice
    Booka Shade
    Holy F*ck

    Rap:
    Deltron
    Aesop Rock
    Kanye

    Other:
    LotR Soundtrack (lol)
    Vitamin String Quartet (love them)
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