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Thread #117753   Message #2538649
Posted By: GUEST,Woodsie
13-Jan-09 - 07:36 AM
Thread Name: Which is the greatest genre of music?
Subject: RE: Which is the greatest genre of music?
Appreciation of different genres of muisic is a very personal thing. For myself I seem to go through phases. My tastes range from Blues, Folk, R&B, Ska & early Progressive & Psychedelia in the late sixties. Then moving onto the U.S. west coast sound of The Dead, Airplane, Quicksilver etc. Then in the mid - late 70 a whole lot of U.S./U.K. New Wave stuff and, Jamaican Dub. The 80's for me were pretty much a non-music period - I didn't even have a record player. Since the advent of the CD I have discovered Miles Davis and a whole load of modern jazz stuff which I never used to like, but suddenly a door opened and wow! I've always enjoyed folk rock ever since seeing Fairport Convention at Hyde Park in 1968 and stuff like Dando Shaft and Fotheringay at the Roundhouse in 1970. I think the best folk music I have ever heard has been at small local clubs and pubs with amatuer unheard of performers, when the atmosphere is just right and that magic happens.