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John Mclaughlin & Shakti & India

From A Handful of Beauty (1976).

John McLaughlin (guitar), Lakshminarayana Shankar (violin), Zakir Hussain (percussion, tabla), Vikku Vinayakram (percussion).

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11 responses to “John Mclaughlin & Shakti & India

  1. amb

    You updated your about page! Man, I stay away for a couple of days and I miss all the good stuff! This cracked me the heck up. Is it yours, or courtesy of Liz’s kidlets’ joke book?

  2. Liz

    am imagining myself eating at an Indian restaurant when listening to this one 😉 still a little bit jazzy! like how the tempo speeds up.

    have said it before, but always amazed at how varied your musical tastes are. Is there music you do not like? (have I already asked you this?)

    • wdydfae

      Thanks Ms. Liz. I don’t really know. Sometimes when I think there’s a genre I dislike, something good will pop up. I disliked rap as a rule, but ended up liking some of Eminem’s stuff as clever and poetic, and sometimes hliariously funny. I thought I hated eurotechno beats, but then I got turned on to Kyary’s stuff, and thought the Tempura kids did very interesting stuff with driving techno rhythms. The heavier metal is very hard for me to listen to, but Guns ‘n Roses was good. And on and on. I don’t like Muzak but some people might think some of the fusion stuff I listen to is Muzakish. Sadly, the genre of “Christian music” really tends to leave me cold, though I’m theologically sympathetic.

  3. Liz

    Huh. I listened to a Christian contemporary music station for years, then fell in with the wrong crowd (lol, not really–just a crowd that appreciated conventional music) and don’t enjoy Christian rock, etc anymore. Exactly what you say–it falls flat. The message is good, inspirational, etc. But it’s about the message and not the music. Some of the songs I enjoy most I may not know the lyrics to or may know but disagree. But the best music has power, and it sometimes doesn’t matter if that power reflects personal beliefs.

    Now that’s my 2-cents fancy Biblical word.

    • wdydfae

      Preach it, Sister Liz!

      • wdydfae

        I really don’t want to get down on people who are into Christian music. It gives inspiration, and they’re probably better Christians than me anyway. I like Christian music if it’s 200 years old or older! But I also like the gospel tradition whether it’s country or black gospel. I used to like John Michael Talbot, but it’s been a while since I heard any of it.

    • Liz

      I don’t think anyone is getting down on Christian music anymore than I would get down on country music. Not my first choice for listening, but doesn’t mean I don’t like country folk 😉

      totally agree about the soul music–gospel choirs, etc. That stuff is gooooood.

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