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Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:06 PM

Post your 70's instrumentals here!

The 70's was THE decade for instrumentals, post your favorites here.

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Archae Jul 2012 OP
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #1
ohiosmith Jul 2012 #2
cyberswede Jul 2012 #30
Arkansas Granny Jul 2012 #34
Kali Jul 2012 #3
Populist_Prole Jul 2012 #4
Arugula Latte Jul 2012 #5
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HopeHoops Jul 2012 #6
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Doc_Technical Jul 2012 #11
hifiguy Jul 2012 #31
Pool Hall Ace Jul 2012 #12
Lionel Mandrake Jul 2012 #13
BrendaBrick Jul 2012 #18
Lionel Mandrake Jul 2012 #32
BrendaBrick Jul 2012 #36
Lionel Mandrake Jul 2012 #41
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cliffordu Jul 2012 #14
kwassa Jul 2012 #15
Motown_Johnny Jul 2012 #16
sadbear Jul 2012 #17
OriginalGeek Jul 2012 #20
sadbear Jul 2012 #24
OriginalGeek Jul 2012 #27
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #19
bluesbassman Jul 2012 #22
Ron Obvious Jul 2012 #40
Fridays Child Jul 2012 #21
Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #49
Tabasco_Dave Jul 2012 #23
OmahaBlueDog Jul 2012 #25
FredisDead Jul 2012 #26
ancianita Jul 2012 #28
CBGLuthier Jul 2012 #29
Dystopian Jul 2012 #33
DFW Jul 2012 #35
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Ron Obvious Jul 2012 #38
Ron Obvious Jul 2012 #39
absyntheminded Jul 2012 #42
BrendaBrick Jul 2012 #45
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2012 #46
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Art_from_Ark Jul 2012 #50
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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:11 PM

1. Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:26 PM

2. Okay!

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 10:00 AM

30. +1

Love this! I can play it on the piano, even.

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Response to ohiosmith (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:30 PM

34. And it still gives me cold chills.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:31 PM

3. Scarlet Rivera

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:49 PM

4. Rush 'La Villa Strangiato'

Love it, love it, love it!!!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:51 PM

5. Jessica -- Allman Bros.

 

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 09:10 PM

43. Love that. And also from The Allman Bros - In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (Fillmore East 71')

Truly one of the all time best live albums.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:56 PM

6. Steve Hackett - "Please Don't Touch" - live.

 

The album had a quote under the song listing that said something like "This song should only be listened to at the highest possible volume your stereo can muster and not by those in a severely hallucinogenic state of mind."

CRANK IT UP!


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 06:59 PM

7. Okay, I couldn't find a link, but Commander Cody's "40 second thing in 39 seconds" is another one.

 

I timed it on my 8-track player in the car several times and it ran just over 42 seconds. It was off of "Tales from the Ozone".

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:00 PM

8. One of my favorites:

Mr. Magic - Grover Washington Jr.



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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:04 PM

9. Frank Zappa - "I promise not to cum in your mouth" - beautiful song.

 

Anyone who's ever played in a big band/jazz band will appreciate the complexity of this one.


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:23 PM

10. Genesis - "Los Endos" - live

 


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 07:30 PM

11. Camel- "Lunar Sea"


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Response to Doc_Technical (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 11:26 AM

31. A great piece of music from a great album.

 

Loved Camel!

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 08:41 PM

12. Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 09:15 PM

13. Herbie Hancock - Cantaloupe Island

It's from a 1964 album. Is that close enough to the 70's?



Freddie Hubbard's trumpet solo is inspired!

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:34 PM

18. close enough for me...

Excellent choice, imo!

Couple that with this:

(Hawking back to the 50's with its most unusual turkish time-beat)



I love at about the 1:53 mark - it stretches/musically and breaks through into an entirely, totally different zone...then seamlessly returns and goes back and forth - Ahhhhhh.....Classic.

...and this masterpiece - Django - by the incomparable Oscar Peterson (one of my favs) Again, at about the 1:20 mark or so - enters into a different realm.

My goodness - such great masters!!!



Lastly, to pep things up is this wonderful, sparkling instrumental jewel:

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:12 PM

32. About Oscar Peterson and Django ...

Oscar Peterson (1925 2007) was the greatest jazz pianist since Art Tatum (1909 1956).

"Django" is a 1950's composition by John Lewis and the title track of a Modern Jazz Quartet album.

I agree that Oscar Peterson's performance of "Django" was a masterpiece.

Here is another virtuoso performance by Oscar Peterson in his prime:

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #32)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:07 PM

36. Wow

That was outstanding!!!

Thanks for posting

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #18)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:42 PM

41. Bill Evans

was also great in a quiet, contemplative sort of way. Check out his "Blue in Green" with Miles Davis. That was from the 1950s.

Meanwhlle back in the 70's ...

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Response to Lionel Mandrake (Reply #41)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 01:11 PM

44. I enjoyed that one!

Speaking of quiet and contemplative reminds me of Shirley Horn. This is one of my favorites by her: "Light Out Of Darkness"



(I hope the OP doesn't mind straying off into a different decade...)

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 10:36 PM

14. Bitches Brew. Miles Davis

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:06 PM

15. Noonward Race - Mahavishnu Orchestra

jump into this live cut about 2 minutes to where the music actually starts.

Amazing instrumentalists.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:10 PM

16. Bachman Turner Overdrive: Freewheelin (1974)

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:24 PM

17. Led Zeppelin - Black Mountain Side

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Response to sadbear (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:44 PM

20. recorded in 1968, released in Jan 69

but i reckon if that 64 up there is close enough this'll do too. Besides, nobody will ever hurt my feelings by posting a Led Zep song.


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Response to OriginalGeek (Reply #20)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:16 AM

24. Yeah, I should have known that.

I still consider Zep the quintessential 70's rock band, though.

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Response to sadbear (Reply #24)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:04 AM

27. You will get no argument from me on that

Even though I didn't truly discover them until late '81...they still remind me of all the things I loved about the 70s.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:42 PM

19. Santana - Samba Pa Ti

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:51 PM

22. Sorry, I know this was done in '69, but Santana's performance of "Soul Sacrifice" at Woodstock...

Was one the greatest live cuts ever recorded IMO. Just had to throw this one in the mix.

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Response to bluesbassman (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:37 PM

40. Love that one!

I love Samba Pa Ti also.

Here's his very similar Europa:

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Tue Jul 17, 2012, 11:51 PM

21. Mason Williams

Classical Gas

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Response to Fridays Child (Reply #21)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:44 PM

49. That's from 1968

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:06 AM

23. Weather Report - Birdland

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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:29 AM

25. Little Feat - Day at the Dog Races

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Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:42 AM

26. Joy - Apollo 100

 

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:05 AM

28. Duane Allman's "Little Martha"

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 08:26 AM

29. OK




Yeah I know this one is from 69, too good not to include









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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:21 PM

33. Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Jeff Beck





peace~

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 12:46 PM

35. The Rockford Files Theme

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:22 PM

37. Jack Nitzsche's - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (opening theme)

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:25 PM

38. Fleetwood Mac's Albatross..

I don't know if it's been included in an untitled video before, but Fleetwood Mac's Albatross has always been a favourite of mine:



"Yeah, but what flavour is it?"

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 01:33 PM

39. More esoterically:

My favourite music genre, alongside Baroque/Classical, is European electronica from the seventies: Tangerine Dream, Klaus Schulze, Jean Michel Jarre, Ashra Tempel, etc, etc.

Here's a taste: (Klaus Schulze's Chrystal Lake)

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Wed Jul 18, 2012, 09:04 PM

42. Alan Parsons

I Robot...brings back "dazed and confused" days


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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:00 PM

45. A few notable 70's instrumentals:

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(Above = 1971 with Duane Allman on guitar and one of the best, overall *chillaxing* songs, imo)

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(Above = 1974 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance)



(Above = 1972 Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Performance)

Here's to hoping we continue to push the envelope on many fronts...if only to save ourselves...from ourselves by pushing existing limits and thinking/creating 'outside the box' alternative, yet viable solutions if we, as human beings are to realistically envision our species from surviving, what appears to be right now...at the present time...a somewhat bleak future.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:42 PM

46. Can't have a 70s instrumental without Emerson Lake & Palmer

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Reply #46)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 09:43 PM

48. Nice!

Smooth yet direct at the same time. No easy feat! They build up into a really cool, outrageous, screeching timeless jam!

This EL&P reminded me of the Moody Blues:

This one shows 1970:



And, of course, this one...though guessing from the attire - probably just a tad, wee-bit pre-1970:



(yet - it's all good...)

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #48)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:47 PM

50. Tuesday Afternoon was released on an album in 1967

and on a single in 1968.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #50)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:54 AM

54. Ooops.

Thanks for setting the record straight on this one.

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 08:57 PM

47. (bookmarked - great thread). . . . n/t

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:49 PM

51. Popcorn, by Hot Butter

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #51)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:21 AM

55. has almost an addicting type of quality sound to it...

I remember it on some level - though like - never on purpose, you know?

A bit of a blast from the past. Just where in the world do you find these old recordings? Cool & Unique stuff!

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #55)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:32 AM

57. I was really into the instrumental stuff in the late '60s and early '70s

So I look up the songs I remember from then on You Tube, and most of them are there in one form or another. Popcorn was one of my favorites

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:50 PM

52. Joy, by Apollo 100

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #52)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:30 AM

56. I forgot ALL ABOUT THIS SONG!!!

...until just now!

Awesome, good one.

Joy.

...must be absolute fools to let this escape us!

Joy.

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #56)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:40 AM

58. It was my Number 1 song for 1972

But I don't think it even made the Top 100 for that year

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #58)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:55 AM

60. Doesn't matter...

It was important to you...and that's all that counts!

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #60)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:12 AM

61. Since it wasn't so popular, it didn't get a lot of air time

And hearing it on the radio was about the only way I could listen to it back in '72.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #61)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:24 AM

62. 1972

from what I recall was like just starting to introduce folks into something called 'FM' radio...though it would be a few years later before it really made a presence. AM pretty much ruled the day, from what I can remember back in '72.

You know (perhaps remember)...those *tin-foiled wrapped, aluminum rabbit ears* and all....

Pretty much at the mercy of 3 main TV stations back then and what - a small handful of the then *UHF* stations if the sky was clear?

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Response to BrendaBrick (Reply #62)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:38 AM

63. We got an FM radio in 1971 or 72

The local FM stations had a range of 20 miles or less. There were 3 or 4 that could be picked up on our box, and the one from 20 miles away was always fading in and out. By 1974, there was a station that was coming in clear from 30 miles away. We had basic cable back then ($5/month) and we were offered all 4 Tulsa TV stations (though only one came in clear), two stations from Joplin, Missouri, one station from Pittsburg, Kansas, and one station from Ft. Smith, Arkansas. Rabbit ears wouldn't have picked up anything consistently, although I was once able to watch half of a Cardinals baseball game on KOLR Springfield (100 miles away) with rabbit ears, and learn, by sheer coincidence, on the KOLR news that a kid who had been a friend of mine at the Boys Club and had moved to Springfield, had been gored by a bull

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #63)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 02:59 AM

64. dang -

you just can't make that stuff up!

I would imagine that the kids today have no earthly idea what all went down before they were born with respect to AM/FM radio.

Almost like a *twilight zone* different dimension/existence in some ways...I would imagine ~

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Thu Jul 19, 2012, 11:51 PM

53. Mendelssohn's 4th, by Apollo 100

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #53)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 01:44 AM

59. Hmmmm.

Not really sure how I feel about this one.

It kind of borders on satire...in a musical sort of way...yet, at the same time - kind of wants me to bang my head against the wall too.



Something about it all sounds really obscure to me.

...Interesting, though ~

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Response to Archae (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 03:58 AM

65. Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:10 AM

66. Breezin' - George Benson ... Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione



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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 08:15 AM

67. Summer Madness - Kool and the Gang

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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:20 AM

68. Deodato - Also Sprach Zarathrustra


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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:47 AM

69. Curtis Mayfield -- Think

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