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My Life in Music 


Posted on: 10/26/2012   Comments: 0   Views: 100

List your favorite music during the different time periods of your life. What does your taste in music reflect about you during that time?

Music defines you. It tells a lot about who you are at each stage of your life. It is an influencer and depends on who is in your life. With each new friend, each relationship you walk away with a new music collection...a new genre to add to your taste. Your music tastes mature with you. If there was a point you fought a genre, it becomes to grow on you later in life. Well in my case all but country and cheesy pop.

Early Years

Most of this influence came from my parents and family. We watched shows together like Donny & Marie and The Partridge Family religiously. They were my earliest idols. Ah David Cassidy...I Think I love You.

Disco Disco Fever -- Saturday Night Fever (even tho I wasn't allowed to see it)

Grease

Donna Summer

CHIC

Captain and Tonille

Sonny & Cher

70's Music (still the bomb)

Early Teens (early 80's)

Classic rock with a hint of heavy metal and some pop of the time ===even if I never cared for 80's music

Styx

REO Speedwagon

Journey

Foreigner

Genesis

The Who

Stones

Beatles

Pink Floyd

Led Zeppelin

Aerosmith

KISS

Queen

Police

Madonna

U2

Prince

Adam Ant

Billy Idol

Joan Jett

Blondie

Cars

Many one hit wonders of the 80's

Music then was a way of fitting in with your group of friends. Concerts were a regular (and cheap) happening. We often took tour buses to Syracuse...party buses...much booze( too much) and pot. A brief heavy metal period, but mostly classic rock that I still love to this day. Music is not the same today. I had a huge vinyl collection at one point. Then there was the obsession and infatuation...Mick Jagger, Paul McCartney and Roger Daltrey mostly. Music was a HUGE part of my growing up years.

Late Teens (late 80's)

With the change in who I hung out (David) with came a change in music taste. Rap ah the days of (now) Old School Rap. It was new. It was hot. It was a reflection of the times. Still can't be replicated. 90' came close..

Run DMC

Beastie Boys

Roxanne Shante

Whodini

Slick Rick

Fresh Prince

Doug E. Fresh

LL Cool J

Grand master Flash

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam

Kurtis Blow

Biz Markie

Heavy D

Kool Moe Dee

Big Daddy Kane

Nothing like the soulful classics of these coroners. I still listen to all this music on a regular basis.

And R&B and Soul and Funk (now know as Classic)

Luther Vandross

Freddie Jackson

Anita Baker

Sade

Barry White

Whispers

O'Jays

Teddy Pendergrass

Marvin Gaye

Mary J Blidge (go Mary she's still on top)

Commodores

Al Green

20's (90's)

With age comes maturity. I started adding jazz, blues and classical to my taste. I always defied it due to my family in my teens but at some point you just grow up. Just trying it out .

The taste from the past evolves and continues. You add to your collection. It becomes more rounded,,,more whole. 90's Hip Hop and R&B! Reggae ahh sweet reggae ...the music I am still in love with. Never did get into Alternative, no matter how hard I tried. CD's replace vinyl!

2Pac

Notorious BIG

Snoop Dogg

Warren G

Ice Cube

Ice T

Fugees

Missy Elliot

Wu-Tang Clan

Eminem

Busta Rhymes

Jay Z (still hot)

Puff Daddy

Mos Def

Tribe Called Quest

Salt n'Peppa

Method Man

Eryka Badhu

Eve

Lauren Hill

Bob Marley

Shaggy

Maxi Priest

UB40

Tracy Chapman

TLC

Whitney Houston

Buju Banton

Arrested Development

R.E.M.

Lenny Kravitz

Sinead O'Connor

Mariah Carey

Annie Lenox

Michael Franks

Yellowjackets

Wynton Marsalis

George Benson

Billie Holliday

Dinah Washington

Sarah Vaughan

Charlie Parker

Al Jurraeu

Marcus Roberts

Astrud Gilberto

Miles Davis

Ella Fitzgerald

BB King

Boys 2Men

HTown

Muddy Waters

Diane Schurr

Diane Reeves

James Brown

Tina Turner

Etta James

30's ('00)

A leveling out...not loving the music of the times..expanding on earlier tastes. Adding new and more obscure artists. iTunesNapster/..start of the end of CD's....music is now a download....loss of the music industry. Virgin closes....as well as many other stores. Reggae is becoming a passion as well as dub. World music is introduced. Neo soul is king! Concerts start losing importance...too expensive...and too loud (oh no did I say that)a and crowded. Enjoy live venues outdoors...Central Park Summerstage/Prospect Park or small venues like Beacon or Blue Note. Best concert...LA Griffith Park (Cesaria Evora) and Cassandra Wilson at Blue Note (with smelly date). Beginning of the remix...old songs to new tunes...Verve.Motown.

Jill Scott

Eryka Badhu

Maxwell

Kanye West

Jay Z

50 Cent

Ludacris

Maroon 5

Cesaria Evora

Bebel Gilberto

Cassandra Wilson

Bueno Vista Social Club

Afro Cuban All Starts

Alpha Blondie

Culture

Capelton

Gregory Isaacs

Beres Hammond

Black Uhuruh

Isreal Vibration

Peter Tosh

Burning Spear

Steel Pulse

Barrington Levy

King Tubby

Yabby U

Marcia Griffith

Michael Rose

Verrve Remix

40's (10's)

Really losing touch with music of today...less listening and VERY few concerts...need to evolve and add new genres and artists. Spotify and Pandora rock...no need to buy music. Similar songs and a great user experience. New genres added to my taste include chill out lounge, ambient and down tempo.

Buddha Lounge

Chill Lounge del Mar

St. Germaine

Alicia Keyes

Beyonce

Lady Gaga

Adele

Hotel Costes

Future of music

If I can walk away with one lesson == go out and explore. Find a new voice. A new genre. A classic song. A compilation. It is so much easier with the apps out today. Refine/define.



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