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Thread started 03/01/20 8:21pm

slyjackson

Greatest run of all time

What's the greatest run in music of all time?

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Reply #1 posted 03/01/20 10:13pm

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"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything." --Plato
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Reply #2 posted 03/02/20 6:05am

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Couldn't tell you because I hate runs. Which is probably why I'm not a Mariah Carey stan/lamb. lol

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Reply #3 posted 03/02/20 8:15am

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Training for the London Marathon at the moment, and its hard to argue with the Rocky soundtracks.

Going further though, I've actually got a play list of music from eighties action movies that is perfect for running ... Rocky, Commando, The Running Man (haha!), Top Gun, The Lost Boys, Beverly Hills Cop ... anything from the montage bits or the triumphant music at the end, gets the legs pumping!

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Reply #4 posted 03/02/20 8:47am

alphastreet

Mariah Carey vision of love comes to mind
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Reply #5 posted 03/02/20 9:03am

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Reply #6 posted 03/02/20 12:20pm

slyjackson

Very funny guys, but you know damn well that I'm talkin about greatest run of albums like that on the Stevie's classic period.

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Reply #7 posted 03/02/20 12:27pm

alphastreet

Ohhh I thought you meant vocal runs
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Reply #8 posted 03/02/20 12:47pm

slyjackson

I think that one artist that doesn't get talked about that much here, is the great Al Green which in my not so humble opinion, had a great run from Al Green Gets Next To You up to The Belle Album. He created really great music. There were some more artists like Bowie, Michael Jackson from Destiny up to History.

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Reply #9 posted 03/02/20 1:18pm

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slyjackson said:

I think that one artist that doesn't get talked about that much here, is the great Al Green which in my not so humble opinion, had a great run from Al Green Gets Next To You up to The Belle Album. He created really great music. There were some more artists like Bowie, Michael Jackson from Destiny up to History.

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Prob OTW, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous

Maybe Me'shell's post-Maverick albums? Idk I thought there was a tremendous growth from Comfort Woman on.

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Reply #10 posted 03/02/20 2:27pm

slyjackson

StrangeButTrue said:

slyjackson said:

I think that one artist that doesn't get talked about that much here, is the great Al Green which in my not so humble opinion, had a great run from Al Green Gets Next To You up to The Belle Album. He created really great music. There were some more artists like Bowie, Michael Jackson from Destiny up to History.

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Prob OTW, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous

Maybe Me'shell's post-Maverick albums? Idk I thought there was a tremendous growth from Comfort Woman on.

I, for one think, that Destiny, Triumph and Live are up there with those four, if not better at times.

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Reply #11 posted 03/02/20 2:47pm

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StrangeButTrue said:

slyjackson said:

I think that one artist that doesn't get talked about that much here, is the great Al Green which in my not so humble opinion, had a great run from Al Green Gets Next To You up to The Belle Album. He created really great music. There were some more artists like Bowie, Michael Jackson from Destiny up to History.

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Prob OTW, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous

Maybe Me'shell's post-Maverick albums? Idk I thought there was a tremendous growth from Comfort Woman on.


Were bad and dangerous really that good?

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Reply #12 posted 03/02/20 3:29pm

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Not necessarily lol and definitely not in ascending order (more like descending) but now in retrospect they do capture that progression in time pretty well, from disco to hip hop especially the change in sounds and themes from the 70s through the early 90s. Ditching disco, Bad felt influenced by the effects of mega stardom and Dangerous had more of a macro-approach more about others and world issues. And they are cohesive, push play albums for with little filler depending on the mood. Also mention Miles Davis 55-72 and Bob Dylan 62-66.
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Reply #13 posted 03/02/20 3:35pm

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No offense but I just didn’t dig the Jacksons albums that much post J5 I always considered that singles oriented material vs his solo efforts having more of a theme based approach.
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Reply #14 posted 03/02/20 4:58pm

slyjackson

StrangeButTrue said:

No offense but I just didn’t dig the Jacksons albums that much post J5 I always considered that singles oriented material vs his solo efforts having more of a theme based approach.

You should give them a chance to those three albums.

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Reply #15 posted 03/02/20 10:03pm

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I think Elton John 1970-1976 still is one of the most impressive artistic runs ever, all while being a huge touring force and very commercial. Ten studio albums in that seven year span, two of them were double albums, also this does not include two live albums, and also a soundtrack recording. This was a time when you had a lot of artistic competition, Stevie and Bowie and Billy Joel and Paul Simon etc... this kind of output will never be matched, and this wasn't just quantity it was all quality work


"We went where our music was appreciated, and that was everywhere but the USA, we knew we had fans, but there is only so much of the world you can play at once" Magne F
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Reply #16 posted 03/02/20 10:18pm

BalladofPeterP
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It's easy for me. Either of the following runs:

Stevie Wonder

or

Earth, WInd & Fire

[Edited 3/2/20 22:19pm]

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Reply #17 posted 03/03/20 8:05am

namepeace

BalladofPeterParker said:

It's easy for me. Either of the following runs:

Stevie Wonder


This is the one I default to, and some even extend that period to Hotter Than July.

Miles' run from 1956-1967, spanning from late Prestige releases to his most famous Columbia releases, is also hard to beat. For example, during that short span from 1957-1960, he released a slew of classics and best-sellers, including:

'Round About Midnight (Columbia 1957)
Miles Ahead (Columbia 1957)

Relaxin' (Prestige 1958)

Milestones (Columbia 1958)
Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige 1959)
Porgy and Bess (Columbia 1959)

Kind of Blue (Columbia 1959)
Workin' (Prestige 1960)
Sketches of Spain (Columbia 1960)

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Reply #18 posted 03/03/20 9:49am

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namepeace said:

BalladofPeterParker said:

It's easy for me. Either of the following runs:

Stevie Wonder


This is the one I default to, and some even extend that period to Hotter Than July.

Miles' run from 1956-1967, spanning from late Prestige releases to his most famous Columbia releases, is also hard to beat. For example, during that short span from 1957-1960, he released a slew of classics and best-sellers, including:

'Round About Midnight (Columbia 1957)
Miles Ahead (Columbia 1957)

Relaxin' (Prestige 1958)

Milestones (Columbia 1958)
Miles Davis and the Modern Jazz Giants (Prestige 1959)
Porgy and Bess (Columbia 1959)

Kind of Blue (Columbia 1959)
Workin' (Prestige 1960)
Sketches of Spain (Columbia 1960)

You are absolutely correct about Hotter than July and the Miles run. For some reason I overlooked Jazz ( which is weird considering it's my favorite). Don't for John Coltranes catalog, I dare someone to find a bad Coltrane album on the Impulse or Atlantic labels.

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Reply #19 posted 03/03/20 10:25am

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rogifan said:



StrangeButTrue said:




slyjackson said:


I think that one artist that doesn't get talked about that much here, is the great Al Green which in my not so humble opinion, had a great run from Al Green Gets Next To You up to The Belle Album. He created really great music. There were some more artists like Bowie, Michael Jackson from Destiny up to History.



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Prob OTW, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous



Maybe Me'shell's post-Maverick albums? Idk I thought there was a tremendous growth from Comfort Woman on.




Were bad and dangerous really that good?

Yeah, I think so. Bad is probably my favorite MJ album, definitely his most adventurous. Dangerous runs a bit on the long side but displays some of Mike's greatest songwriting. "Who Is It" is a 6 minute song and I can't recall ever skipping it.
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Reply #20 posted 03/03/20 10:50am

alphastreet

MotownSubdivision said:

rogifan said:



StrangeButTrue said:




slyjackson said:


I think that one artist that doesn't get talked about that much here, is the great Al Green which in my not so humble opinion, had a great run from Al Green Gets Next To You up to The Belle Album. He created really great music. There were some more artists like Bowie, Michael Jackson from Destiny up to History.



.


Prob OTW, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous



Maybe Me'shell's post-Maverick albums? Idk I thought there was a tremendous growth from Comfort Woman on.





Were bad and dangerous really that good?

Yeah, I think so. Bad is probably my favorite MJ album, definitely his most adventurous. Dangerous runs a bit on the long side but displays some of Mike's greatest songwriting. "Who Is It" is a 6 minute song and I can't recall ever skipping it.


I’m also a huge fan of who is it. I think it’s one of his best songs ever
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Reply #21 posted 03/03/20 11:04am

S2DG

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Reply #22 posted 03/03/20 1:18pm

looby

slyjackson said:

Very funny guys, but you know damn well that I'm talkin about greatest run of albums like that on the Stevie's classic period.

lol lol lol

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Reply #23 posted 03/03/20 1:49pm

namepeace

BalladofPeterParker said:

You are absolutely correct about Hotter than July and the Miles run. For some reason I overlooked Jazz ( which is weird considering it's my favorite). Don't for John Coltranes catalog, I dare someone to find a bad Coltrane album on the Impulse or Atlantic labels.


I still haven't been able to vibe with Trane's full-on "free" period, which doesn't mean those albums post-Supreme weren't great. But I believe Trane's run from 1957-64 (Prestige, Blue Note, Impulse) stands with the greats.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #24 posted 03/03/20 1:51pm

namepeace

StrangeButTrue said:

Maybe Me'shell's post-Maverick albums? Idk I thought there was a tremendous growth from Comfort Woman on.


I'd say her run from Bitter to Devil's Halo was as good as anyone's in the 20th century. Heck, I could go back to the early albums for the complete body of work, but there weren't many artists putting out better music than Me'Shell from 1999-2009.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

Props will be withheld until the showing and proving has commenced. -- Aaron McGruder
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Reply #25 posted 03/03/20 2:03pm

slyjackson

Guys nobody says anything about the great Al Green and Sly Stone?

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Reply #26 posted 03/03/20 2:03pm

slyjackson

lastdecember said:

I think Elton John 1970-1976 still is one of the most impressive artistic runs ever, all while being a huge touring force and very commercial. Ten studio albums in that seven year span, two of them were double albums, also this does not include two live albums, and also a soundtrack recording. This was a time when you had a lot of artistic competition, Stevie and Bowie and Billy Joel and Paul Simon etc... this kind of output will never be matched, and this wasn't just quantity it was all quality work

You're right, I don't know why I forgot about him.

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Reply #27 posted 03/03/20 2:04pm

slyjackson

BalladofPeterParker said:

It's easy for me. Either of the following runs:

Stevie Wonder

or

Earth, WInd & Fire

[Edited 3/2/20 22:19pm]

Secret Life and Hotter are part of his golden era, I think.

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Reply #28 posted 03/03/20 2:27pm

slyjackson

alphastreet said:

MotownSubdivision said:
Yeah, I think so. Bad is probably my favorite MJ album, definitely his most adventurous. Dangerous runs a bit on the long side but displays some of Mike's greatest songwriting. "Who Is It" is a 6 minute song and I can't recall ever skipping it.
I’m also a huge fan of who is it. I think it’s one of his best songs ever

Agree, wonderful song.

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Reply #29 posted 03/04/20 7:57am

RJOrion

Earth Wind & Fire
1973 - 1981

1973 Head To The Sky
1974 Open Our Eyes
1975 Gratitude
1976 Spirit
1977 All n All
1978 Best Of EWF vol 1
1979 I AM
1980 Faces
1981 Raise

1981 Raise, is the first album without legendary guitarist Al McKay, and their whole sound changed..Raise was a commercial success ("Lets Groove") but it was the beginning of the end, as they could never replace Al McKay's contributions on guitar or as a co-songwriter/arranger to Maurice White.
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