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Most listened-to piece of music

GUEST,Van man 03 Nov 06 - 07:31 PM
John on the Sunset Coast 03 Nov 06 - 08:55 PM
Little Robyn 03 Nov 06 - 10:42 PM
Folk Form # 1 04 Nov 06 - 06:13 AM
Folk Form # 1 04 Nov 06 - 06:18 AM
Bunnahabhain 04 Nov 06 - 07:52 AM
shepherdlass 04 Nov 06 - 02:37 PM
GUEST,Jack Campin 04 Nov 06 - 03:15 PM
Dave the Gnome 04 Nov 06 - 03:38 PM
GUEST, Topsie 04 Nov 06 - 04:52 PM
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Big Al Whittle 05 Nov 06 - 04:47 PM
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GUEST,Rev 05 Nov 06 - 08:23 PM
GUEST,Adrianel 05 Nov 06 - 09:05 PM
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Ron Davies 06 Nov 06 - 10:20 PM
GUEST,Bill the sound 07 Nov 06 - 01:08 PM
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Little Hawk 10 Nov 06 - 12:58 AM
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Subject: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Van man
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 07:31 PM

Probably dozens of these threads here, but I couldn't find one.

I listened to Van Morrison's "Tupelo Honey" today. Been years since I played it, but I bet I've listened to it 100?-200? times over the decades. Only other album I've listened to that much may be Taj Mahal's first album.

What's your favorite?


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: John on the Sunset Coast
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 08:55 PM

For me...Rhapsody in Blue. At one time I had 5 different vinyl reditions of the Rhapsody, all well used. One is a transcription from a pano roll of Gershwin himself. I still have that one, a couple of CDs and a couple of playable records.
The other is the Dreidle song which I hear at least 8 times a year, and will soon. (Hey that's over 500 times!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Little Robyn
Date: 03 Nov 06 - 10:42 PM

Aled Jones singing Pie Jesu.
Not folk at all - he's in my car CD player and sings his heart out whenever I go out. I love it!
Robyn


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:13 AM

When I was young, I could only afford a limited number of albums, unlike now, where I have over a 1000 of the damn things-I am a compulsive CD buyer.

However, when I was a teenager, the records I listened to over and over were Astral Weeks and Moondance by Van Morrison; The Band by The Band; Layla by Derek and the Dominoes; and Midnight Train to Georgia by Gladys Knight and the Pips. More recently, I have been playing Penguin Eggs and The Noah's Ark Trap by Nic Jones.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Folk Form # 1
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:18 AM

I nearly forgot....in the early 80's, I plalyed Handful of Earth by Dick Gaughan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 07:52 AM

Well the pice of music I am sunjected to most often is Scotland the Brave. I spend too much time about pipers, so it is just expected,especially when abroard. Many SCD bands also tend to use it as a default tune for marching on or off the floor when we're doing a dem, and it is not uncommon to hear it being massacared by various people in the centre of Edinburgh as well...


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: shepherdlass
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 02:37 PM

Albums that I've never neglected for more than 3 months from first hearing them:-

Miles Davis "Kind of Blue"
Rickie Lee Jones' first album
June Tabor and Martin Simpson's "A Cut Above"
Milton Nascimento and Wayne Shorter "Native Dancer"
Peter Gabriel III
The Poozies "Chantoozies"
Donald Fagen "Nightfly"

There's something magical about an album hanging together so well that you know you can follow through track to track and know exactly in what key the next song starts. These all just seem to have that perfect balance.


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Subject: RE: BS: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Jack Campin
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 03:15 PM

Close-run thing between "Sailing By" and "Barwick Green", with the Badinerie from Bach's Suite no 2 in B minor coming in third (my mobile ringtone).


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 03:38 PM

Jethro Tull - anything. Tam Linn - Steeleye Span version. Take That's... Oh, hang on. Better not admit to that one.

:D (tG)


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 04:52 PM

Guest Jack Campin - I think there is a distinction between 'most listened to' and 'most often heard', but 'Sailing By', heard once a day, and 'Barwick Green', 24 times a week, probably can't compete with 'Lili Bulero' on the World Service.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: 14fret
Date: 04 Nov 06 - 06:17 PM

The Last Record Album - Little Feat.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 04:47 PM

that bit of music they play when you come to the last ten seconds of time to work out the answer on countdown. They play it about eight times on the show. they repeat the show sometimes.

I seem to have heard it a lot.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 04:52 PM

Do the chimes of Big Ben count as music?


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Rev
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 08:23 PM

Currently on my iTunes my most listened to song is Petra Haden's a cappella rendition of the Beach Boys' "God Only Knows." I literally can't get enough of it.
If any one is interested it can be downloaded here:
http://www.petrahadenmusic.com/sounds.html
Enjoy!


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Adrianel
Date: 05 Nov 06 - 09:05 PM

Stravinsky' "Rite of Spring", and I still hear something new each time.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST, Topsie
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 05:07 AM

Chopin's four Scherzi - leave me feeling like my brain's been defragged.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Ron Davies
Date: 06 Nov 06 - 10:20 PM

Rev--That's pretty impressive work all right--and "God Only Knows" always was a wonderful song.




Most listened to piece of music in our house--no contest--is an instrumental version of O Mio Babbino Caro--2,518 times on i-Tunes. Jan uses it to put a child to sleep--and then has it on a loop all the time he naps. Other times he also hears her other chosen music--current "country", a CD of quiet classical--Sheep May Safely Graze, Faure Pavane, Clair de Lune etc.,--- and lots of other music.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Bill the sound
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 01:08 PM

Pobably "Happy Birthday"


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,ibo
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 01:24 PM

By myself,probably THERE IS A LIGHT THAT NEVER GOES OUT by the smiths.   IF A TEN TON TRUCK SHOULD KILL THE BOTH OF US,TO DIE BY YOUR SIDE,WELL THE PLEASURE THE PRIVLEDGE IS MINE. great piss take and a marvellous tune.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Scoville
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 01:42 PM

I never have one of anything:

Red Clay Ramblers' "Birdie"--I probably play it four times for each time I play everything else on the album.

Red Stick Ramblers' "Deux-Pas des Condamnés"--ditto, at least for times for everything else on the album.

Hot Club of Cow Town "Cherokee Shuffle"--I bought the album just for that track. I've contemplated making a CD of just that, over and over.

any of several covers of "Moonshiner"--I just love the tune to that song.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: SouthernCelt
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 01:52 PM

Over the years, moving from vinyl thru cassettes to CDs, the ones I play most are:
Gordon Lightfoot -- every album I can find including some that other people put together as "greatest hits" disks.
Ian & Sylvia -- ALL the Vanguard releases
Ian Tyson (solo after his move to Cowboy/Western) -- "I Outgrew the Wagon & Other Cowboy Culture Classics" and "18 Inches of Rain"
Patrick Sky -- Original album title "Patrick Sky" and "Gentle Harvest of Clang"

Less frequent play goes to another music genre: All the Creedence Clearwater albums, Queen's "Night at the Opera", and a variety of other artists.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Dale
Date: 07 Nov 06 - 10:16 PM

Interesting thought. Most played song ever over the longest period of time? Easy. Bob Wills - San Antonio Rose   Not the vocal version which came later, but the instrumental from 1938.

We had a small but loved collection of 78s in our home when I was growing up. For Me San Antonio Rose was the centerpiece of that collection. I can't give an exact date, but I was 10 in 1947. I am guessing at least a year or two before that.

A short while after graduating from college I moved up to a Bob Wills lp which contained a version that I still have, one that you can actually hear the music clearly above the surface noise, unlike the grooves of that old 78 worn from an uncountable number of plays, many with badly worn steel needles.

In the early 90s I got a Columbia CD which featured many of my old favorites, including SAR. Unfortunately I loaned it out but never got it back and could never find another copy.

I DO have a digital copy now. I am listening to that as I type.   "Ah, that San Antonio Rose, Yes!" I never tire hearing Bob's asides.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Tootler
Date: 08 Nov 06 - 07:20 PM

For me it was probably Tom Paxton's Ramblin' Boy Album. I played it until the record was pretty much knackered. My brother then took it to sea with him and finished it off. He got a replacement but I think that was nicked from his cabin while in port down under, I certainly never saw it. I found it on CD recently and it still gives me pleasure. As someone said earlier, some albums just seem to get it right. Certainly there was not a poor song on it.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Scoville
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 03:31 PM

The whole Golden Ring/New Golden Ring set. Wore out several sets of LP's before they came out on CD.

Arlo Guthrie's "Hobo's Lullabye".


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: GUEST,Nick
Date: 09 Nov 06 - 08:22 PM

Not sure about the question... do you mean by everyone listening or just me?... or what... Well from what I have heard on the whole.. Rightous (SP?) Bros. "You've lost that loving feeling" has the lead in jukeboxes over the last 50 years. Happy Birthday wins hands down over all...
for me
Great Big Sea... all songs followed by Wooden Ships (Jefferson Airplane Versions) Doubt that helps but it's what I got..
Whack Fall The Day
Nick


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Little Hawk
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 12:58 AM

Several of Dylan's best albums, several of Buffy Sainte-Marie's, a couple of Joan Baez', several of Al Stewart's, several of Jackson Browne, several of Mary Chapin Carpenter, some by Emmy Lou Harris, and Tish Hinojosa's album "Destiny's Gate", and some of Gordon Lightfoot's, and a couple by Lorenna Mckennit. I also really like "Wavelength" by Van Morrison and I used to love "Astral Weeks", but haven't played it for some time. Oh, and Leonard Cohen too.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Gurney
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 01:54 AM

'Bridge Over Troubled Water' and 'Graceland', although I don't listen to any other Paul Simon stuff, Currently I'm giving my Madeleine Peyroux CDs lots of time.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Muttley
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 05:59 AM

I have an MP3 chock full of stuff from Classic toHeavy Metal, passing through Folk - Brit / Aussie / American, Pop, Sixties, Comedy, 'Hooked On" tunes (upbeat classic medleys), Film themes and songs and so on and it plays over and over.

However THE most listened to / played song is undoubtedly Led Zeppeliin's "Stairway to Heaven"(STH). I read recently where that at any given second on any given day, STH is being heard SOMEwhere on the planet.

Muttley


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: StuartEstell
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 06:48 AM

Morning all, I thought it was time I de-lurked :-)

I don't know that I could pinpoint a single piece or record that I've listened to more than everything else.

My most-listened to folk LPs are "The Compleat Dancing Master" by Ashley Hutchings, John Kirkpatrick and co. and the "Wake the Vaulted Echoes" Peter Bellamy compilation.

Other than that, my iPod is full of all sorts of things - alternative rock, country, bluegrass, metal, reggae and ska, a fair amount of classical music and modern-ish jazz. I've been listening to Sunn 0))) a lot lately (drone/"doom" metal), The Raveonettes (a modern-day Jesus & Mary Chain but with sweeter vocal harmonies) and the most recent Scott Walker album, The Drift, which is the most impressive thing I've heard in ages.


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Subject: RE: Most listened-to piece of music
From: Mr Fox
Date: 10 Nov 06 - 06:59 AM

Probably (and restricting myself to folky stuff):-

Side 1 of 'The Gypsy' by Mr Fox ('The Gypsy' and 'Mendle')
'The Shipbuilder' by Bob Pegg & Nick Strutt (I know it's an album but it's also one continuous piece of music)
'The Alchemists and the Peddler' by Dransfield
'Matty Groves' ('Live at the LA Troubador' version) by Fairport
'Fair Fortune's Star' by Carolanne Pegg
'Tam Lin' by Jumpleads
and 'Famous Flower of Serving Men', 'The Death of Young Andrew' and 'Jack Rowland' by Martin Carthy

(I like long songs!)


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