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I am starting this thread for a specific purpose: to harness the collective knowledge of ILM in order to help me provide the best music appreciation class to my students. I think ILM has the friendliest group with the widest-ranging interests, so that is why I am posting here. Also, I have been a community member for some time. I hope and trust that the conversation can remain civil and helpful.

There is a course syllabus and a structure I have in mind; I'm not looking for teaching strategies or ideas.
I am looking for information, youtubes/links, recommendations within certain parameters (TBD).
(Note: I plan to use youtube for sharing with students, so all other streaming services are out, I'm afraid.)

My plan is to post questions here, and then hopefully people will help me to answer them.
I thank you in advance for your help and civility, you are doing a musical community service :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:07 (two years ago) link

bookmarked

clouds, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:08 (two years ago) link

The first few weeks will be introduction, overview of various facets of the music industry, basic musical terminology, how to describe music, examples of certain terms (this is what I might need some help with initially)
I need to meet my students before I proceed much beyond that, at least wrt this thread.

Bookmarking is a good idea -- that way you will know when I have a question and you can help me answer it! :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:12 (two years ago) link

Down!

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:32 (two years ago) link

Yep, bookmarked!

♫ very clever with maracas.jpg ♫ (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:44 (two years ago) link

https://youtu.be/JkYhneTczXo

#TeamHailing (imago), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:46 (two years ago) link

Ok I forgot a rule -- please do not post youtubes without words telling me what they are. Thank you.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 16:48 (two years ago) link

Bookmarked

Good thread idea

Listen to my homeboy Fantano (D-40), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:29 (two years ago) link

Bookmarked. HMU for classical, 20th c and film score stuff.

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 17:38 (two years ago) link

I've bookmarked as well.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 18:52 (two years ago) link

LL, I have to admit the first time you mentioned this I had an image

You're sitting at a drum set in the front of a classroom, drumming as students file in. The class begins, and you pause

"Music!"
drum a little more

"What is it?"
do a little fill

and then a little more of the intro to the class until you finally wind down into slow cymbal crashes, then get up and present the syllabus

mh, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:05 (two years ago) link

I feel like this is cheesy and completely reminiscent of something I've seen and I've been holding back

mh, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:06 (two years ago) link

On the actual practical advice side:

How music is taught. After using some of the books in learning, I found reading up on the background of the Suzuki Method fascinating: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suzuki_method

mh, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:11 (two years ago) link

I wanted to learn via the Suzuki method so badly when I was a kid. The teacher was too expensive iirc :( But this isn't a music performance class and students aren't learning how to play instruments (although I may do a short workshop introducing improvisation in the 2nd half of the semester because I already have that all done)

My initial goal with this class is to be as inclusive as possible, and start off by giving them some tools for listening to, describing, and discussing different types of music as well as its context. Then we can start talking about different types of music.

I only hope I am up to the challenge, and I hope to do the best job I can this first time. The next time will certainly be better and easier.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:21 (two years ago) link

Things I may be asking from this thread:

1) examples of certain key terms (what is a quintessential example of a crescendo? examples of songs in xyz scale? different types of melody, etc)

2) essential artists/tracks in a variety of types of music -- folk (from anywhere in the world), popular music (from anywhere in the world), classical music (not just Western but other types too -- I don't know much about this so I'll def need ILM assistance)

3) musicians who are willing to be interviewed by students (questions will be predetermined -- I did this for a student last year and it was exceptionally enjoyable as no one had ever interviewed me about music before)

4) electrifying live performances on youtube to share and watch in class

Overall, fun questions to answer! At least I think so.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:28 (two years ago) link

i can maybe connect you with certain artists to discuss an interview
and can generally talk folk/pop/genre-specific suggestions out the wazoo

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:42 (two years ago) link

cool, thank you -- folk/pop/genre-specific suggestions out the wazoo this is why i started this thread, to harness the substantial collective knowledge of ILM!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 19:46 (two years ago) link

It's a little basic but this video of Bobby McFerrin guiding an audience through the pentatonic scale is delightful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk

dinnerboat, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:05 (two years ago) link

yes! basic is what i am looking for -- this is a survey course and i need to cover the basic before i can go into any more depth

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:06 (two years ago) link

i've seen mcferrin do that bit live in concert; it really works somehow!
see also: entire arenas knowing the right notes for "AIR-BALL"

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:13 (two years ago) link

I took a Music Appreciation class in 6th grade (1977) that was very influential to me, but the only thing I really remember now is that our teach (Ms. Kennedy) went through all the lyrics of "American Pie" explaining the lyrical metaphors ("jester" = Dylan, etc.) and it BLEW MY MIND

sleeve, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:21 (two years ago) link

Will likely benefit from this myself and happy to share when I can.

Whole thread reminded me of this Stark Reality edu-jam: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FIm60fP_KwY

Skip to 4:25 is you’re not feeling super patient

rob, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:23 (two years ago) link

When you get to chords and chord changes, the widely shared Axis of Awesome doing "4 Chord Song" should provide familiar reference points for your students.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=every+4+chord+song

Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:45 (two years ago) link

Ooh yeah -- the other thing I'd like to find is the youtube of a drummer going through like 50 years of popular beats?! I googled and couldn't find it.

I started a youtube channel w playlists, let's hope I can keep it organized and updated...

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:48 (two years ago) link

There's a really great documentary on the music scene of New York in the 70s which is a great primer for cbgbs, bands like talking heads, ramones and I think it focuses on disco as well. Probably too long for class tho, but certainly gives a good look at the social climate too and how music was a reaction to that.

I'll wait for your questions :)

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:50 (two years ago) link

here's a drumming history in multiple parts that might be interesting for your budding percussionists?
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpKMeH_MXcaSL7sTLRAzOaWf6NLQgX9W4

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:51 (two years ago) link

i should probably watch that myself

none of my students are required to be musicians -- they are not being trained to be musicians either. they are fulfilling an academic obligation to the humanities in order to earn their credits to graduate. i can't say for sure since i haven't met them yet, but they are probably interested in a fun class where they get to learn about stuff that isn't boring. my obligation is to provide a well-rounded overview as well as opportunities for fun projects with maximum mind-blowing listening opportunities for everyone :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:55 (two years ago) link

Ooh, F bomb in part of that though...

Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:57 (two years ago) link

...part of that Axis of Awesome vid.

Brave Combover (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 20:58 (two years ago) link

thanks for the warning

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:05 (two years ago) link

you're supposed to listen to aaron copland in this kind of class iirc

j., Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:08 (two years ago) link

Not outside of North America. At least I hope not.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:09 (two years ago) link

I doubt I'll have much to contribute as I'm a rank amateur when it comes to this stuff but great thread idea, btw.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:10 (two years ago) link

When you get to chords and chord changes, the widely shared Axis of Awesome doing "4 Chord Song" should provide familiar reference points for your students.

Rob Paravonian's "Pachelbel Rant" is also good for showing connections between contemporary popular chord progressions and Baroque/CPE antecedents. He calls Pachelbel a one-hit wonder of the 1790s, though, when he was really closer to a one-hit wonder of the 1690s.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:16 (two years ago) link

spent a few minutes grimacing at j.'s post

mh, Wednesday, 17 January 2018 21:21 (two years ago) link

well i have no idea if this will be any use but here's a half-finished series of amateur thoughts on classical music:

https://rateyourmusic.com/list/rushomancy/the-classical/

Arnold Schoenberg Steals (rushomancy), Thursday, 18 January 2018 02:04 (two years ago) link

i’m also interested how music curriculum now deals with the “classical music” versus “classical period” dichotomy. I had a few teachers who would grimace if anything other than the period (1750-1820ish) was referred to as “classical” and insist we use the right terms, but I think generally things are looser?

mh, Thursday, 18 January 2018 03:31 (two years ago) link

Generally, in an academic context, "Western art music" is the preferred term for the entire tradition. "Classical music" may sometimes be used in more general lower-level courses, especially if WAM is not the primary focus of the course.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:46 (two years ago) link

That said, no one says e.g. "I play guitar in the Western art music tradition" as opposed "I play classical guitar".

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:55 (two years ago) link

Also WAM also commonly stands for Mozart which makes things extra confusing

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:02 (two years ago) link

i might adopt the western art music terminology to distinguish between "classical" traditions in other parts of the world.
the syllabus that i was given spends a week each on the baroque period. the classical period, the romantic period, 20th c/modern classical music and...buckle your seatbelt..."music of the oklahomans"
i am going to see what my students are like before i commit to 4-5 weeks of western art music + whatever the oklahomans are up to in the second half of the semester.

i need to emphasize that this is 1) an elective 2) students are not only not studying music, they are barely studying the arts. this class might be the best opportunity they have/have had to explore different types of music in an academic context.

i also need to get them to a live performance, which shouldn't be too hard since our class is at night. we also have a performance space we could potentially use with a fully functioning piano in it!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:40 (two years ago) link

Leonard Bernstein explains intervals and the development of the circle of fifths with brevity and giddy enthusiasm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gt2zubHcER4

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:51 (two years ago) link

I've spent a couple of years reading about and listening to pre-WWI recorded music, minstrel shows, ragtime, cakewalk, Sousa, etc, would by no means call myself an expert but can recommend the best books and recordings I've encountered if you feel like going in that direction.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:56 (two years ago) link

Yeah, I was answering mh's question, to be clear, not suggesting that you should be fussy about terminology in a gen ed music appreciation class. 2xp

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 18 January 2018 13:57 (two years ago) link

(Very curious about this Oklahomans business, though.)

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:00 (two years ago) link

that bernstein video is perfect, thank you

pre-WWI recorded music, minstrel shows, ragtime, cakewalk, Sousa, etc, would by no means call myself an expert i may need your help, thank you. for some reason* i am really excited about telling them about the gigantic shift that occurred once music started to be recorded and played at home (not family singalongs, but records!) and the resulting explosion of music. i remember learning that and finding it so compelling to contemplate. also my gpa worked for RCA so i was familiar with the gramophone and the doggie. i'm trying to stay away from forcing them to learn the pet things i am interested in but i'm sure a little of that is inevitable.

i thought maybe the oklahomans was like grapes of wrath/okies/oh susanna/i've been workin' on the railroad?! if that's not it, i have no idea tbh.

* the reason is obvious, this is the kind of music dork i am

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:04 (two years ago) link

LL if you want to have some retro fun i recommend showing the classic "Mr. B Natural" short. MST3K famously riffs it but i was actually shown this film in class.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:06 (two years ago) link

If you're looking for the broadest possible overview of Western art music, I very much enjoyed A Concise History of Western Music by Paul Griffiths.

pomenitul, Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:08 (two years ago) link

i have a textbook -- World of Music by David Willoughby

there are so many movies i want to show them. one of my priorities is to give them a solid background for talking about music and then encouraging them to research, describe, and present their findings to the class. there are three projects where they can choose their topic. i haven't settled on the general themes for each one yet.

they also will write 2 short papers 1) describing a performance they saw 2) interview a musician

in between all that, i need to present information to them. that's the basic structure of the class. it is 3 hours every tuesday night.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:18 (two years ago) link

"storefront hitchcock" (robyn hitchcock), amazon prime

fact checking cuz, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:47 (one week ago) link

i believe "sign o' the times" (prince, obvi) is still on amazon prime, too.

and there is of course a ridiculous treasure trove of live prince shows on youtube, though they tend to come and go so it's an ever-mutating list.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:52 (one week ago) link

fugazi "instrument" (has optional spanish subtitles on youtube) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqfvlPZk0R0

na (NA), Monday, 16 March 2020 20:54 (one week ago) link

YESSS thank you
URLs appreciated for Prince performances if you know of any in particular

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Monday, 16 March 2020 20:55 (one week ago) link

an old youtube favorite: replacements live at the 7th street entry, september 1981, in six parts starting here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUFWnbz2siM

fact checking cuz, Monday, 16 March 2020 20:56 (one week ago) link

this prince 1985 show has decent video quality and has remained up for several months, which is pretty stable as prince youtubes go:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tOFem3JEn2E

fact checking cuz, Monday, 16 March 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

the boredoms' amazing 77 boa drum show in brooklyn, in multiple parts starting here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXCCJIwLf2w

fact checking cuz, Monday, 16 March 2020 21:13 (one week ago) link

me and a few other ilxors floating around in that boadrum crowd

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 16 March 2020 21:27 (one week ago) link

me too. that was a good day.

fact checking cuz, Monday, 16 March 2020 21:45 (one week ago) link

Rahsaan Roland Kirk - I, Eye, Aye: Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 1972

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHhPmXqts3M

because there are probably some worthwhile discussions to be had about whether there's a clear-cut dividing line between novelty/spectacle and ~serious art~, and whether handing out free cocaine is a constructive way to boost audience engagement

(fwiw I can't find a better quality upload, it doesn't seem to be available on any streaming services, and the DVD is prohibitively expensive)

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:24 (one week ago) link

nevermind, that DVD link is for a completely different show. afaict the Montreux video was only ever issued on VHS under the title The One Man Twins

nothing in the dialog (unregistered), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:28 (one week ago) link

Youtube just recommended this “live” performance of Don’t Start Now by Dua Lipa. It’s not the studio version but it sounds too perfect to be live? I also think I noticed she’s doing different things between edits so it might be a multi take, no idea. Seems fishy. If it’s actually live then yeah this one’s great.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:45 (one week ago) link

One of my all time favorites is this tv performance of Aguas de Março by Elis Regina, she’s so joyful it always makes me smile.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:48 (one week ago) link

https://youtu.be/FI1b9RK10JI

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:48 (one week ago) link

Ah forgot to link the dua lipa one:

https://youtu.be/YSoT3T58QFY

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:49 (one week ago) link

I also recommend any Julien Baker and Melanie Di Biasio performance you can find on youtube. I don’t think I’ve ever heard a bad one by them.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:56 (one week ago) link

And this performance of Cellophane by FKA. Love that the setup includes a singer/beatbox doing the “tchk tchk” parts.

https://youtu.be/bNqXhfUfwgc

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 00:59 (one week ago) link

my favorite is stevie wonder just killing it doing "satisfaction" on sesame street:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ul7X5js1vE

prince? gotta be his performance at the holiday inn in sheridan, wyoming for the premiere of "under the cherry moon":

https://youtu.be/te97LW90d1Q?t=596

starts ten minutes in and just kills it dead for the next ten minutes

Kate (rushomancy), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 01:56 (one week ago) link

Laurie Anderson - Home of the Brave (haven't watched this in full but it looks pretty great)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mua8Pr6uRso

JoeStork, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:32 (one week ago) link

I keep watching Khruangbin's Boiler Room set...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgWnrIC8X-k

... and find my self contemplating all sorts of things as I'm mesmerized: how much sound can a traditional trio make; are vocals important; are they a jam band/indie band/psych band; it's it significant that they're Texan, that they're white/black/latinx; why does the music sound laid back but look showy when performed?

Julius Caesar Memento Hoodie (bendy), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:06 (one week ago) link

xp my favorite live stevie is beat club ‘73

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og2mJjecDYw

budo jeru, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:17 (one week ago) link

also here is sonny sharrock on french tv from 1970

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvkUSUlPkZs

budo jeru, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:22 (one week ago) link

Jazz Casual:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jazz_Casual

Jazz Casual was an occasional series on jazz music on National Educational Television (NET), the predecessor to the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). The show was produced by Richard Moore and KQED of San Francisco, California. Episodes ran for 30 minutes. It ran from 1961 to 1968 and was hosted by jazz critic Ralph Gleason. The series had a pilot program in 1960. That episode, however, has been destroyed. 31 episodes were broadcast; 28 episodes survive.

This is all of them, featuring Coltrane, Jimmy Witherspoon, Dave Brubeck, Cannonball Adderley, Sonny Rollins, Louis Armstrong, Lambert Hendricks Ross, Mel Torme, Art Pepper, BB King, Charles Lloyd, Count Basie....
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1qTRq3yOpo9mfUwAkvAzB37qd2BM7hWT

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:24 (one week ago) link

A couple of other things:

Johnny Cash at San Quentin:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3paDG8ulPbY

Elvis from his '68 comeback special
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZe_8u-rGWE

Cab Calloway in a great scene from the movie Stormy Weather (ok, not truly live but still, c'mon)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8yGGtVKrD8

that's not my post, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:24 (one week ago) link

A few favourites: Tyler, the Creator - Tiny Desk Concert
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1w-hDiJ4dM
CAN, Sporthalle Köln, 1972
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9FaydRUQ42Q
CAN, Soest, 1970
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zhdNviS0Vs

an incoherent crustacean (MatthewK), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:43 (one week ago) link

very recent and very good: The Highwomen covering The Chain

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVLNB3d-2cA

that's not my post, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 03:43 (one week ago) link

this thread could eat up some social-distancing time

I thought about posting that Khurangbin set myself, I really enjoyed it ... on the same theme of "how much noise can a traditional trio make," here's the Hedvig Mollestad Trio at Taktlos 2017:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsxcMdtO_lw

Brad C., Tuesday, 17 March 2020 19:05 (one week ago) link

This is awesome - https://vimeo.com/25619692

Maresn3st, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 19:39 (one week ago) link

That xpost complete set of Jazz Casual episodes should be infotaining, judging by the one I saw, w Art Pepper: the artist and combo perform one or two songs, you get your own impression without pre-sell, then artist sits down for brief conversation with host, gets up for more music, and comments may or may not affect your take (incl. memory of performance before comments). 30 minutes, just right.

Heartworn Highways now a famous proto-Americana doc, several excerpts in Ken Burns country history,, but what's not as well-known among those who have only read about it is the Townes-type mood swings, and not only his: each segment/extended scene-situation is equally immersive. DVD has worthy bonus material.

Wild Combination, re the life and music of Arthur Russell, also a nimble, deep focus sweep & swoop, from Great Plains to Downtown. More excellent extras, and (as w HH), unusually good/justified/crucial talk/music ratio.

dow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 20:34 (one week ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0NjZrPX-l0

CSNY - "Down By The River" Live from... idk. I always thought it was Hullabaloo or something.

Anyway this is interesting because of square TV host, square TV set, well coiffed "wholesome" teenagers styled for TV and then CSNY shows up to blow your mind.

THANK YOU SO MUCH for these!!! I am getting around to compiling them soon and i can share the doc if anyone is interested
everything is crazy right now at my school, we are all seeing each other on webcams for the first time and it's hilarious
meanwhile, i am making this list :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link

Einstein on the Beach: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLirLVoOHstO5pYKp_AiWAs9ullp4ieNSl

Boris live at Shimokitazawa Shelter (apparently ripped from a DVD):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjn-IrkxVbk

Bardo Pond f/ Makoto Kawabata at Terrastock 7:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkXL3yfRSL4

Dum Dum Girls 2014 (I've actually watched this one):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ayb03dUNkKM

Archaeopteryx Morgan M.D. (Leee), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:46 (one week ago) link

This 'un is a trip--take it, wiki:
Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul is a 2005 film/documentary directed by Fatih Akın. The film is a journey through the music scene in modern Istanbul, Turkey as well as portraying its cultural life. It was screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.
It features German musician Alexander Hacke (member of Einstürzende Neubauten) as the narrator.[2] Hacke and Akın travelled around Istanbul with a mobile recording studio and a microphone, assembling an inspired portrait of Turkish music — from arabesque to indie rock and rap.
All of which they make their own thing---I mostly just knew a few vintage vanguard smokin' Turks , like Erkin Koray, who's in here---but dammn. Especially impressed by those who perform music usually assumed to depend on studio or stage wizardry, but here (in streets, vacant lots, etc.) sure seems to be in the moment (however much rehearsal or previous performance may have already transpired). Blanking on her name, but a case in point would be one particularly awesome balladeer, deep folk-pop, RIYL Natacha Atlas or Kate Bush for that matter, but killing it right there in the sun and dust and mobile mic.

dow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:53 (one week ago) link

I'm interested in your final doc compilation, please.

BlackIronPrison, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:54 (one week ago) link

wiki's on a roll:
Latcho Drom ("safe journey") is a 1993 French film directed and written by Tony Gatlif. The movie is about the Romani people's journey from north-west India to Spain, consisting primarily of music. The film was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival.[1]...The film contains very little dialogue and captions; only what is required to grasp the essential meaning of a song or conversation is translated. The film begins in the Thar Desert in Northern India and ends in Spain, passing through Egypt, Turkey, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, and France. All of the Romani portrayed are actual members of the Romani community.
This is one of the very few music docs I've ever seen that conveys the best of thee festival experience: no copters, cops or runners, no seizures or fistfights or dogbreath, just a series of pellucid dreams, strongest bubbles, leaving my senses refreshed as by the kind of sauna I can rarely afford.

dow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:03 (one week ago) link

No talk in Jazz On A Summer Day:
Jazz on a Summer's Day is a concert film set at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival [1] in Rhode Island, directed by commercial and fashion photographer Bert Stern and Aram Avakian[2], who also edited the film. The Columbia Records jazz producer, George Avakian, was the musical director of the film.

The film mixes images of water and the city with the performers and audience at the festival. It also features scenes of the 1958 America's Cup yacht races. The film is largely without dialog or narration (except for periodic announcements by emcee Willis Conover).

The film features performances by Jimmy Giuffre; Thelonious Monk; Sonny Stitt; Anita O'Day; Dinah Washington; Gerry Mulligan; Chuck Berry; Chico Hamilton, with Eric Dolphy; and Louis Armstrong, with Jack Teagarden. Also appearing are Buck Clayton, Jo Jones, Armando Peraza, and Eli's Chosen Six, the Yale College student ensemble that included trombonist Roswell Rudd, shown driving around Newport in a convertible jalopy, playing Dixieland.[3]

As was scheduled in advance and announced in the program, the last performer Saturday night was Mahalia Jackson, who sang a one-hour program beginning at midnight, thus ushering in Sunday morning. The film concluded with her performance of The Lord's Prayer. But not too much of that or anything else: editing is deft, although some jazz fans then considered it too damn quirky, as I think Gary Giddens mentioned. Seems like an influence on Monterey Pop and Woodstock, in its cooler way. Does have a cusp-of-the-Sixties vibe at tymes, esp. Chico Hamilton's group.

dow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:31 (one week ago) link

Also Jimmy Giuffre.

dow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:37 (one week ago) link

Chuck Berry rocks the Count Basie Orchestra, Anita O'Day is nonchalant badass etc

dow, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:39 (one week ago) link

and thanks for that amazing highwomen live version of the chain, that's amazing!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:35 (one week ago) link

Chuck Berry rocks the Count Basie Orchestra, Anita O'Day is nonchalant badass etc

OTMFM

Lipstick Traces (on a Cigarette Alone) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:37 (one week ago) link

I like this Talking Heads Rome show - less happening visually than Stop Making Sense, but lots of Adrian Belew:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOirHv4wOv4

aphoristical, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 23:50 (one week ago) link

here is the list i gave to my students -- please keep in mind it was made for them, not you! it's not exhaustive. but it will provide many hours of quality musical entertainment. i might even watch the Bieber one if i get bored enough ---> shorturl.at/moNRZ

i am also going to add things as i stumble on them + my pitiful "other resources" tab needs help. didn't want to drown my students in choices though. it's a small menu but everything is good!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 20 March 2020 14:39 (one week ago) link

oh lol you already have it on there

You don't have the TAMI show tho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OODJDdIbkF4

TAMI Show comes and goes from youtube -- I'll add it if it's the complete thing. the old youtube was super high quality too because of that weird format they used to shoot it. last time I looked for it, it was gone but one semester we watched it in class and my students LOVED the lesley gore part

they didn't know there was an original version of "you don't own me" and they clapped!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 20 March 2020 14:56 (one week ago) link

necessary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AFgzzWT3zX4

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 20 March 2020 16:01 (one week ago) link


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