The Good Stuff

There are simply two kinds of music, good music and the other kind ... the only yardstick by which the result should be judged is simply that of how it sounds. If it sounds good it's successful; if it doesn't it has failed. --  Duke Ellington

This purpose of this thread is to provide a place to post outstanding examples of the Good Music. 
Genre Immaterial.

On the Old Kentucky Shore // Joan Osborne & Ricky Skaggs

My CD has a different cover art, but it is the same album.


Greetings to you, Frogman. I’ll be interested to read what rok has against Berklee.

Just finished listening to Cedar Walton’s Eastern Rebellion (the first one w/George Coleman). Another debt to Orpheus’ aficionados thread. Really like George Coleman’s tone throughout (and his 5/4 Thing composition very much).

Mode for Joe opened up today. Got intrigued and ended up with Joe Henderson’s album of that name. Cedar Walton also playing.. Old hat for many of you, but mostly all new to me with miles to go before I sleep.

Mode for Joe fr Eastern Rebellion

Mode for Joe fr the album

Frogman - re the Jackie Venson, her guitar playing is very good...electric and acoustic + she has great (and, to my ear, unique) tone. Her band is tight and the recording SQ is excellent (listened to the studio version of Love Transcends). The songs are good...some are strong. Agree with Rok, however...her voice, while good, ain’t the best for the blues. A little too white if I’m allowed to say such these days. There’s a place for superb diction. The blues ain’t that place. Anyway, thanks for the recommendation. I expect I will be listening to it again.

Female singers singing the Blues.  The first one was actually posted by The Frogman on JFA.   So I know he knows the real thing when he hears it.  Sometimes he just wants to, as Acman3 would say, start a ruckus.

The ultimate.