You music preferences...?

Discussion in 'The Barber Shop' started by Christoph, Aug 14, 2006.

  1. What are your top 3 favourite genres of music? And, if you would like to include it, what are your top 3 artists or composers within each genre?

    I am worndering if people who are serious about wetshaving have similar tastes in music.

    Here are mine

    1) ***Popular
    Frank Sinatra
    The Rolling Stones
    The Who

    2) ***Classical
    Beethoven
    Rackmaninov
    Alkan


    3) ***Jazz
    Duke Ellington
    Ella Fitzgerald
    Louis Armstrong
     
  2. I so wonder what most peoples reaction to the things you classify as "popular" would be.... :wink:

    For me:

    Classic rock:
    Alman Brothers
    Pink Floyd
    Good lord, you really don't expect me to pick only ONE more, do you?

    Jazz:
    Miles Davis
    Louis
    Charles Mingus

    Classical:
    Rachmaninov
    Stravinsky
    Dvorzak and Beethoven...
     
  3. Hmmm, let's see <grabs iPod>

    Rock
    Dream Theater
    Joe Satriani
    Steve Vai

    Hip-Hop
    Wu-Tang Clan
    Beastie Boys

    Other
    William Orbit
    Apocalyptica
    Miles Davis (mostly from his fusion period)
    other stuff....

    There's more, but I don't want to bore everyone.
     
  4. mrob

    mrob Moderator Emeritus

    Great question. . .


    Big Band crooners
    Frank--who else?
    Harry Connick
    Mel Torme


    Jazz trumpeters
    Chet Baker
    Miles Davis
    Wynton Marsalis


    Classical
    Stravinsky
    Mahler
    Copland
     
  5. Rock/Alternative/whatever the hell they call it these days:
    The Get Up Kids
    Death Cab For Cutie
    Stone Temple Pilots

    Jazz (no specific sub-genre):
    Jaco Pastorious
    John Pizarelli
    Marcus Miller

    Metal:
    Tool
    Deftones
    Megadeth
     
  6. I could get into the different sub-genres of Salsa, Mambo and Jazz but I'll keep it simple.

    Mambo
    Tito Puente
    Tito Rodriguez
    Joe Cuba Sextet

    Salsa
    Grupo Galé
    Gran Combo
    Oscar D'Leon

    Jazz
    Dexter Gordon
    Bill Evans
    John Coltrane

    :biggrin:
     
  7. Classic Rock:

    Rolling Stones
    Led Zeppelin
    The Who

    Classic Rock:

    Bob Seger
    The Eagles
    Stevie Ray Vaughan


    Southern Rock:

    Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Charlie Daniels
    The Allman Brothers


    Outside of classic rock, I also enjoy Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Counting Crows.

    -Nick
     
  8. mrob

    mrob Moderator Emeritus

    Nick--

    So, do you by chance enjoy classic rock?:tongue:
     
  9. Doh! I was trying to keep that under wraps! :biggrin:

    -Nick
     
  10. Classic Rock
    Boston
    Eric Clapton
    Skynyrd
    Santana
    Stevie Ray---> Blues
    Stones

    Salsa
    Gran Combo
    Gilberto Santarosa
    Fania All Stars

    Classical
    Beethoven
    Mozart

    Other
    Sinatra
    Conick
    Muddy Waters
    Bob Marley
    George Strait
    George Jones
    Johnny Cash
    Patsy Cline


    There's many more
     
  11. Phog Allen

    Phog Allen Contributor

    Wow Christoph, this is a tough one. Especially from me. A guy who likes to listen to music but isn't an afficianado like many fans I know. We have two guys at work that can just about tell you to a man who is/was who in the rock music world. Saying that, here's some of my favourites but it's more by style than just the singer.

    Hard/weirdo/eclectic rock
    David Bowie
    Queen

    Classic rock
    Led Zeppelin(who doesn't like them?)
    Rush


    Celtic/Irish
    Chieftans
    Dougie MacLean
    Cherish the Ladies
    Clannad
    Maura O'Connell
    Old Blind Dogs
    (okay more than three but I don't care)

    Standards/Big Band
    Bing Crosby!
    Dean Martin
    Harry Connick jr.

    Country - twang/bluegrass/honkytonk
    Allison Krauss
    Lefty Frizell
    Tennesee Ernie Ford

    Country - Cosmopolitan/Crooner
    Marty Robbins(gunfighter songs were awesome)
    Patsy Cline
    George Strait
    Faron Young
    Jim Glaser(unknown now and that's a pity. He and his brothers were Tom Paul and the Glasers but Jim's voice was the one that stood out. He wrote Woman, woman for Gary Puckett and the Union Gap but his version was even more smashing)

    Country - eclectic/Bakersfield/rockabilly/alt.
    Buck Owens
    Dwight Yoakum
    David Allen Coe
    Junior Brown

    Classical
    I don't know the composers well but I like the Barouqe and Romantic stuff I've heard.

    Hip hop, rap, alt. wouldn't know. Never listened to any of it.

    Regards, Todd
     
  12. jfm

    jfm

    "Classical:"
    Bach
    Vivaldi
    Berlioz

    Rock:
    John Vanderslice
    Led Zeppelin
    Pink Floyd

    Jazz:
    Charlie Parker
    John Coltrane
    Thelonious Monk
     
  13. htownmmm

    htownmmm Moderator Emeritus

    Jazz

    Contemporary; Bebop; "Smooth";
    Too many artists to pick a favorite!

    Classical

    All the songs heard as background to Looney tunes.


    R & B

    Classic and "New Jack Swing"


    Marty
     
  14. mark the shoeshine boy

    mark the shoeshine boy Moderator Emeritus

    i like both kinds of music....

    country and western...bluegrass too.

    willie nelson
    waylon jennings
    johhny cash
    merle haggard
    ernest tubb
    just about anybody that has crossed the grand ol opry stage.....

    yee haw...
     
  15. I really like Jazz and Classical but don't really know any artists, just know that i like the style and the technical components of those styles. My main likes lie somwhere in the realm of prog rock, metal, and virtuoso guitar. So I guess thats like a category or near enough. Here are who I like

    Steve Vai
    Dream Theater
    Opeth
    Strapping Young Lad
    Devin Townsend
    Soilwork
    Pantera
    Stevie Ray Vaughn
    Jimi Hendrix
    Rush

    Also for purely technical crazy prog rock - Spiral Architect
     
  16. I'm a music geek, but my tastes tend towards the obscure. Mostly I listen to Indie rock...
    Pinback
    Starflyer 59
    The Clientele
    Low
    Pixies
    Wrens
    Danielson
    Sufjan Stevens
    Mogwai
    Sigur Ros
    Aloha
    Aphex Twin
    Four Tet
    Bjork
    Lilys
    Decemberists
    Loud Family
    Futureheads
    Art Brut
    They Might Be Giants
    British Sea Power
    His Name Is Alive
    The Frames
    Broken Social Scene
    Fennesz
    Sondre Lerche

    Non indie favorites include:
    Johnny Cash
    Charlie Mingus
    Bebel Gilberto
    Brian Wilson
    Coltrane
    Marty Robbins
    Mozart
    Erik Satie
    Antonio Carlos Jobim
    Lionel Hampton
    Arvo Part
    Carlos Vives
    John Williams (the classical guitarist, not the film composer)
     
  17. John Vanderslice is great. I have his latest album, Pixel Revolt, which is very impressive. Quite the studio wizard.
     
  18. Interesting question! For me, though my tastes have tended to become more focused on country music, my choices include:

    1. COUNTRY MUSIC:
    A) JOHNNY CASH
    B) DEL MCCOURY BAND
    C) WILLIE NELSON

    2. JAZZ MUSIC:
    A) SQUIRREL NUT ZIPPERS
    B) CHERRY POPPIN' DADDIES
    C) BRIAN SETZER ORCHESTRA

    3. ROCK MUSIC:
    A) THE J. GEILS BAND
    B) ZZ TOP
    C) BEE GEES

    ~Tim :cool:
     
  19. Very different...:redface: :redface:

    -Rippingtons
    -Cinematic Orchestra
    -Chicane
    -Schiller
    -Boston
    -Kansas
    -Eagles
    -Doors
    -Midnight Oil
    -Incubus
    -Three Doors Down
    -Limp Bizkit
    -Creed
    -Stained
    -Cafe del Mar (Chill-Out-Sampler)
    -Flettwood Mac
    -ELO
    -Barry White
    -Commodores
    -Earth, Wind & Fire

    ...hope that's enough at first...:biggrin: :biggrin:

    Thomas
     
  20. I used to like rock until the corporate greed-heads killed it. Don McLean was right, the day the music died.

    Now I just listen to classical, preferably a Russian composer will do just nicely. Shostakovich is pure musical genius. Never tire listening to his work.

    What is this rap music that I hear people talk about?
     

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