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Post  Trufan on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:24 pm

Today I was listening to music while cooking and cleaning, and put on my Best of Jim Croce CD. It is so full of great songs, and it occurred to me. No one has ever done a cover, except his son, that I know of. His family must own rights.

After listening to most of the cd, I also realized what a visual his songs create. Don't Mess Around with Jim...its like you are in the bar watching the fight. Roller Derby Queen...who else could make you fall in love with someone who "might be nasty and might be fat". Operator...you can see the man in an old phone booth, pining over a lost love. Could he possibly be the best song writer of all time?

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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  threadsense on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:34 pm

Croce remains among my favorite singer/songwriters. His music never feels 'dated'.....huge since he died in 1973. He does a killer cover of "Old Man River"....the arrangement suits his voice perfectly....and the song was written for basso.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JH4aarDMkYY

the original, from "Showboat"....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSzYRo9j7YM

My favorite, I think is "Alabama Rain"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luQjEpHVUxU


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Post  Trufan on Sun Jan 20, 2013 5:38 pm

Great cover. I'll always love "Time in a bottle". One of the prettiest love songs ever.
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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  ChicaCherryCola on Thu Jan 24, 2013 4:01 pm

... I wouldn't necessarily title this "best songwriter of all time"... I could argue that haha.
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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  Miranda_3 on Thu Jan 24, 2013 10:57 pm

My vote goes to Willie Nelson

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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Thu Jan 24, 2013 11:18 pm

Miranda_3 wrote:My vote goes to Willie Nelson

Really? Why?
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Post  threadsense on Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:54 am

Mr. Willie is an amazing songwriter; not just for himself, but for others. He wrote "Crazy" back in the day...there is a complete list on WIKI and many titles you will recognize recorded by other artists...if nothing else, he is certainly prolific.

My favorite (mostly) is Phil Vassar....check out his "Greatest Hits" CD and hear who he's been writing for....



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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Fri Jan 25, 2013 3:28 am

threadsense wrote:Mr. Willie is an amazing songwriter; not just for himself, but for others. He wrote "Crazy" back in the day...there is a complete list on WIKI and many titles you will recognize recorded by other artists...if nothing else, he is certainly prolific.

My favorite (mostly) is Phil Vassar....check out his "Greatest Hits" CD and hear who he's been writing for....




I have Phil's Greatest Hits...love it.... As far as songwriting goes, I look for an artist who's autobiographical, raw and deep. I love the artists who write for them and not for radio airplay or chart success.
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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  Miranda_3 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:27 am

ChicaCherryCola wrote:
Miranda_3 wrote:My vote goes to Willie Nelson

Really? Why?
Because he's eloquent without getting over people's heads, and he makes you believe his songs

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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:30 am

Miranda_3 wrote:
ChicaCherryCola wrote:
Miranda_3 wrote:My vote goes to Willie Nelson

Really? Why?
Because he's eloquent without getting over people's heads, and he makes you believe his songs

Oh true story, I never thought about that. I've always been really into the songwriters who go over your head I guess haha.
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Post  Miranda_3 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 12:45 am

Someone I like but I can't get any sense out of a lot of their songs is Sheryl Crow. A lot of her music is just like, "Huh?" I don't have any clue what a lot of it is about, but I do understand the general mood of it

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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:06 am

Miranda_3 wrote:Someone I like but I can't get any sense out of a lot of their songs is Sheryl Crow. A lot of her music is just like, "Huh?" I don't have any clue what a lot of it is about, but I do understand the general mood of it

Like you're thinking "Yup, you were clearly on drugs when you wrote that!"... been there. I've never paid any attention to her songs, I don't like her voice or style. A lot of alternative, especially in the 90's, songs are like "HUH!?" for me... but usually I find interviews with the artist or something and have a lightbulb moment. I like songs that have really deep intricate lyrics but there is a theme and a purpose behind them.
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Post  Miranda_3 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 1:32 am

The only one of her albums I have that I can follow/understand all the songs is her latest one, 100 Miles To Memphis...

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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sun Jan 27, 2013 2:24 am

Miranda_3 wrote:The only one of her albums I have that I can follow/understand all the songs is her latest one, 100 Miles To Memphis...

So what is it that you don't understand about her other lyrics?
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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  Miranda_3 on Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:37 pm

A lot of her lyrics don't make any sense

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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:53 pm

Miranda_3 wrote:A lot of her lyrics don't make any sense

So lemme be creepy for a second, you should put some of the ones that really confuse you because now I wanna analyze them... I swear I have turned it into a hobby at this point. I'm not ok.
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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  countryrocks on Sun Jan 27, 2013 9:29 pm

ChicaCherryCola wrote:
Miranda_3 wrote:A lot of her lyrics don't make any sense

So lemme be creepy for a second, you should put some of the ones that really confuse you because now I wanna analyze them... I swear I have turned it into a hobby at this point. I'm not ok.

Miranda, you should take her up on that. She is really good at analyzing lyrics.

I love doing it too. I am paying so much more attention to lyrics now than I have in the past. I like listening to the song and reading the lyrics to really try and understand what it means, or at least what it means to me.

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Re: Best songwriter of all times

Post  ChicaCherryCola on Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:24 am

countryrocks wrote:
ChicaCherryCola wrote:
Miranda_3 wrote:A lot of her lyrics don't make any sense

So lemme be creepy for a second, you should put some of the ones that really confuse you because now I wanna analyze them... I swear I have turned it into a hobby at this point. I'm not ok.

Miranda, you should take her up on that. She is really good at analyzing lyrics.

I love doing it too. I am paying so much more attention to lyrics now than I have in the past. I like listening to the song and reading the lyrics to really try and understand what it means, or at least what it means to me.

How I feel:

Pleeeease let me analyze your thouuuughhhts...mmmm yessssssssss

It's like I'm a hermit or something and my life hobby is analyzing people on the internet...as soon as someone gives me something to work with... that is how I picture myself lurking out of the darkness...into your brain.
*I'm using gifs to describe my reactions to posts from now on*
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Post  Miranda_3 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:30 am

Really that whole song "Every Day Is A Winding Road" is just nonsense except for the title LOL

She has a bunch of other songs I just really don't get. But some of them I do get and I really relate to

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Post  ChicaCherryCola on Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:16 pm

Miranda_3 wrote:Really that whole song "Every Day Is A Winding Road" is just nonsense except for the title LOL

She has a bunch of other songs I just really don't get. But some of them I do get and I really relate to

Oooh! I know that one! I'm going to hardcore listen to it and try and give you my thoughts on what it means...seriously it's going to happen. Challenge. Accepted.
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Post  Miranda_3 on Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:41 pm

I'm anxious to hear the results

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