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Proverbial Desert Island CDs and Songs

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by jazzbo, Nov 7, 2000.

  1. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Okay, I don't know if this question has been asked before, but:

    If you were stranded on the proverbial desert island, and could have only 5 CDs (we'll assume that you have a CD player and power for it :)), which would they be?

    Also, your 5 favorite songs of all time!

    Desert Island CDs
    1. "She" - Harry Connick, Jr.
    2. "Kind of Blue" - Miles Davis.
    3. "Under the Pink" - Tori Amos.
    4. "Blue Train" - John Coltrane
    5. "Sympony No. 9" - Beethoven

    Favorite Songs of all time
    1. "That Lucky Old Sun" - Ray Charles version.
    2. "Midnight Train to Georgia" - Gladys Knight and the Pips.
    3. "What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong.
    4. "Booker" - Harry Connick, Jr.
    5. "Symphony No.9, 4th Movement, Choral" - Beethoven (I don't know if this counts as technically a "song" or not)
  2. Acacia


    Apr 26, 2000
    Austin, TX
    powerslave-iron maiden
    deliver us-warlord
    into the pandemonium-celtic frost
    business as usual-men at work
    reign in blood-slayer
  3. Rockinjc


    Dec 17, 1999
    Off the cuff:

    1. Black and White - Stranglers
    2. Blue - Joni Mitchell
    3. Paul's Boutique - Beastie Boys
    4. Songs in the key of life - Stevie Somebody
    5. Live in 69 - Velvet Underground
    5.5 Attack of the killer bees - Anthrax

    This is based on a stay of one to three years. It also depends on what grows on this desert island. Depending on local foliage, I may want some disks with Sly and Robbie behind them.

    As for Favorites of all time - I will let y'all know after all time is up.

  4. the Qintar

    the Qintar

    Jul 24, 2000
    5 cds

    meat puppets II - by the meat puppets
    zen arcade - by husker du
    double nickels on the dime - by the minutemen
    black dots - by the bad brains
    up on the sun - by the meat puppets

    5 favorite songs (in no order)

    maidens milk - by the meat puppets
    lake of fire - by the meat puppets
    plateau - by the meat puppets
    history lesson part II - by the minutemen
    standing by the sea - by husker du

  5. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    The question has been asked before, in the "Recordings" Forum, which is where this thread is going.

    I'd take The Beatles anthology, Vols. 2 and 3.
    Michael Manring - Unusual Weather
    Jaco's Invitaion or the Birthday concert, just because it has more tunes)
    Beach Boys - The Pet Sounds sessions

    Will C.:cool:
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I'm sure that if this actually came up, I would try to "cheat" and ask for all my choices to be huge multiple CD box sets. Like I know there is a complete Miles Davis and one for Herbie Hancock, with loads of CDs. I would go for a boxed set of all of Mahler's Symphonies and probably also Shostokovich's - he wrote 15 very long ones! That would leave one more choice and I would probably try to sneak in a bass with headphone facility and then also choose some CD/Book package with lots of bass lines to learn - like "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" or something bigger if I could find it! ;)

    Just being practical!
  7. Favorite songs is too hard, there are too many!
    Five CD's I'd take to a desert island:
    1) Rush, "Hemispheres"
    2) Minutemen, "Double Nickels on the Dime"
    3) Clarke, DiMeola and Ponty, "The Rite of Strings"
    4) Descendents, "Everything Sucks"
    5) Led Zeppelin, "Physical Graffiti"
  8. the Qintar

    the Qintar

    Jul 24, 2000
    those are some sweet choices dude, i was thinkn about everything sucks as well, but since it only clocks in at like 31 mins i thought id put that one to the side. im definetly in agreement with the double nickels on the dime, man that sucker is what, 72 mins? every song is decent on that cd in my opinion, gotta love that album.
  9. Tom7

    Tom7 I'm so bright, my mom called me son! ;-)

    Jan 31, 2000
    Eagle River, Alaska
    I can see I need to do some shopping... I am not too familiar with most of these.

    Okay, desert island cds -- assuming I couldn't "cheat" and bring box sets either...

    Jaco Pastorious - Solo Album
    Weather Report - Heavy Weather
    Birth of Cool - Miles Davis
    Come Come Ye Saints - Mormon Tabernacle Choir
    Their Greatest Hits Volume 1 - The Eagles

    Songs (assuming they are in addition to the albums mentioned above):

    Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
    Terry's Lament - Jeff Lorber
    La Fiesta - Chic Corea
    To Make You Feel My Love - Garth Brooks
    Smooth - Carlos Santana & Rob Thomas
  10. Funkster

    Funkster Supporting Member

    Apr 6, 2000
    Wormtown, MA
    1 Living Color : Vivid
    2 Tower Of Power: Rythym & Buisiness
    3 Led Zep: Pesence
    4 Lynyrd Skynyrd: Street Survivors
    5 Queen: News Of The World
  11. Steve Lawson

    Steve Lawson Solo Bass Exploration! Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2000
    Birmingham, UK
    Songs In The Key Of Life - Stevie Wonder
    Hejira - Joni Mitchell
    Nothing But A Burning Light - Bruce Cockburn
    Ghost Town - Bill Frisell
    Plumb - Jonatha Brooke

  12. JazznFunk


    Mar 26, 2000
    Asheville, NC
    Lakland Basses Artist
    At this current time...

    Jaco Pastorius - Self titled
    Pearl Jam - Ten
    Chicago - Chicago Transit Authority
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Pat Metheny - Bright Size Life
  13. I can do the 5 CD's at least:

    1) Rush Chronicles
    2) Led Zeppelin Physical Graffiti
    3) AC/DC Back in Black
    4) Sade Promise
    5) Parliment Funkadelic's Greatest Hits

    I could get by with those for a little while!
  14. bassmonkeee


    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Hmmm....This is a tough one.

    I guess I would go with:

    1) Marvin Gaye- What's Goin On
    2) Iron Maiden- Live After Death
    3) Miles Davis- In a Silent Way
    4) Beatles- Anthology 3
    5) Jaco- Birthday concert

    But, since I am very bad, I would probably sneak the Complete John Coltrane Quintet recordings in a hollowed out coconut, or something....

  15. VicDamone


    Jun 25, 2000
    1. Mozart (Live In L.A.)

    2. Thelonious Monk "In Action" Live at the Five Spot.

    3. Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced" the English Polydor monoral vinyl, killer version of Red House.


    5. Miles "Nefertiti" Oooo Tony Williams

    5. James Brown and Frank Sinatra's "Greatest Hits"

    5. Pat Methany "Imaginary Day"

    The hell with this island, I'm stayn' home.
  16. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member


    Rush - Chronicles
    Some 2 CD Mozart collection
    King's X - Gretchen goes to Nebraska
    Weather Report - Heavy Weather
    (for variety) Duran Duran - Decade


    Teen Town - Weather Report
    goldilox - King's X
    Cygnus X1, Book II - Rush
    Day Tripper - The Beatles
    There's never been any reason - Head East

  17. 1. The Beatles- Revolver
    2. Tower of Power- Bump City
    3. Genesis- Three Sides Live
    4. King's X- Faith, Hope, Love
    5. Tchaikovsky- The Nutcracker
  18. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    Wow, Bassin'. Nice to run into someone else who likes King's X. But Faith Hope Love over Out of the Silent Planet or Gretchen? IMHO, the eponymous black album was better than FHL as well.

    But that's why we are all individuals, right? To each his own.
  19. I think the reason I like Faith, Hope, Love over the others is that it's the first King's X CD I got. I also saw them live that year, for the first time, and they opened with 'We Are Finding Who We Are' which just blew me away.

    I also think this is the album that has the most positive vibe (lyrically speaking) of all their albums which was real refreshing to me. At the time, bands like Poison, Ratt, and Guns and Roses were big on the charts so this album was like a breath of fresh air.
  20. My five would go like this:

    5. Meat Puppets "No Joke"

    4. Nofx "White trash, two heebs, and a bean"

    3. Green Day "Dookie"

    2. Nirvana "Nevermind"

    1. Weezer "The Blue Album"

    Some of these might be a little on the mainstream side considering my more indie based collection, but hey i can honestly say that all of these albums had a major influence on music.

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