This always floors me. It's like there's a supernova of passion and she's barely cracking the door to let the light out lest we be burned alive if the door were flung wide open. There's a lot of power, heart and dare I say heartache, in that little voice of hers.
I have posted this before, but it is still one of the most stunning vocal performances I have ever heard:
And DAMN! She is easy on the eyes.
edit: I have watched this video a thousand times and never noticed until now that there is a device on the pegbox of the bass with a few levers that he occasionally flips in and out. Does anyone know what that is?
[This message has been edited by williegoat (edited 10-03-2018).]
Aha! I know what that thing on the bass is. It is called a "C" extension and extends the length of the E string down to a C. The small levers act to stop the string in half tone increments, much like a capo on a guitar, back up to E.
There are already a LOT of truly great songs on this list. I listen to a lot of music - everything from Elvis and Patsy Cline to Cheap Trick to Fall Out Boy - pretty much every genre except rap and hip-hop. So it's tough for me to just list one or two. But while I reserve the right to post to this thread again, for now I'll restrain myself and just list a few. This post I'm going for a couple of songs I think are a bit lesser known so they're new to at least some:
I listen to a lot of music - everything from Elvis and Patsy Cline to Cheap Trick to Fall Out Boy...
Ditto. My collection of digital media (music, movies, print) is becoming quite the storage problem. I just topped 6 terabytes. And that doesn't include computer programs, games, etc. I shudder to think what a 10 terabyte drive is gonna' cost...
I would call this a very "powerful" recording in the Jazz genre. I'm not sure how to pin it down more narrowly in a way that would be accepted by the serious scholars and students of Jazz. "Quasi-orchestral studio recording jazz"..? Whatever.
If someone were to task me with the selection of a single recording that is representative of the entire genre of "Jazz", for transmission to an Extra Terrestrial civilization--like the made-of-gold phonograph records that were affixed to the NASA Voyager 1 and 2 space probes--I think this would be my choice.
[This message has been edited by rinselberg (edited 01-02-2019).]