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Motown Personified: The Four Tops.

The 1st video is a live performance; the 2nd is the studio version.

Featuring Levi Stubbs on lead vocal, this combo took the world by storm with a number of hits in the sixties, most memorably with the immortal “Reach Out, I’ll Be There”.

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Pianists, of Note.

Monk: Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.
Herbie Nichols: The Spinning Song.
Wildflower.
The Gig.
Herbie Nichols: Lady Sings the Blues.
Mal Waldron: Blues for F.P.
Way In.
Cecil Taylor: Bemsha Swing.
Indent: Second Layer.
Cecil Taylor: After All.
Bud Powell: Monopoly.
John’s Abbey.
Buster Rides Again.
Bud Powell: Un Poco Loco.
Paul Bley: Mr. Joy. {Turning Point}

A sampler/primer of some of the greats. Some neglected gems. Some masterworks. Some __________.

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Arthur Brown: Fire!

The indomitable Arthur Brown, who possesses the most profound dance moves and world-view in the world, is also a pretty astonishing vocalist.

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Joan Jett.

The great Joan Jett, First Lady of rock.

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The Led Zeppelin.

Led Zeppelin, with four scintillating live performances. Page, Plant, Bonham and Jones are all in top form. JPJ even has his moments, esp. No Quarter. Plant, as always, is as powerful, beguiling, and inventive a lead vocalist as any that exists on this planet, and both Page and Bonham demonstrate why they are legends.

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π½π‘–π‘šπ‘– π»π‘’π‘›π‘‘π‘Ÿπ‘–π‘₯.

Jimi Hendrix, whether performing the somber, doleful Hey Joe, the furiously kinetic Johnny B. Goode, or the iconic, brain-imploding National anthem, was a virtuoso on his instrument unlike any other.

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The Indie.

King of Carrot Flowers, part 3.

Titans of so-called Indie music display their awesome gifts. Featuring Jeff Mangum, Steve Mason, James Mercer {and the rest…}.

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Hand of the Poet: Jarvis Cocker.

A Sheffield lad, Pulp’s Jarvis Branson Cocker remains a titan and figurehead of the British music world. The “Erotic Coathanger”‘s quirky, enigmatic ways make him a source of immense curiosity to millions. Then, there are his hands, the antics of which are unprecedented in the annals of such things.

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The Gordon Lightfoot.

Seven Island Suite.

The great Gordon Lightfoot, who is not only a legend in the music world, but {arguably} rates as the highest-ranked Canadian of all time, has written some of the most iconic and memorable songs ever. A mere sampling is here presented, including some criminally neglected gems.

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Paul Weller and The Jam.

The angry, but smartly suited, young men of The Jam, featuring vocalist and “Modfather Paul Weller, combined briskly tempoed rock with Motown R&B to exceptional effect. Weller went on to further fine doings with The Style Council before launching a solo career.