Responses from siliab

Album which you have listened to most?
Professor Longhair - Rock-n Roll GumboCrusaders - Free As the WindOscar Peterson - West Side StorySantana - IIISarah Vaughn - Live in JapanBeatles - RevolverSteely Dan - Pretzel LogicGenesis - Lamb Lies Down on BroadwayJohn Coltrane - Giant StepsL... 
Which artists do you just not get?
never got the eaglesnever got the pretty girls version of fleetwood macnever got rem (sleep)never got the cowboy junkiesnever got foreignernever got al stewartdon't get norah jonesall of this stuff is like sonic pablum 
need some suggestions for Acoustics Blues
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Mississippi Delta BluesBlind Lemon Jefferson - King of the Country BluesBig Bill Broonzy - BBB Sings Folk SongsBrownie McGhee and Sonny Terry - BM and ST SingElizabeth Cotten - Freight Train and Other NC Folk Songs 
Who is Most Beautiful female singer ever
Carmen Lundy - gorgeous pipes...and everything else. 
Your ONE all time favorite love song?
"Ming" by David Murray, as played by the World Saxophone Quartet 
These are the recordings that I need to face this desert island.Professor Longhair - Rock'n Roll GumboSarah Vaughn - No Count SarahJoe Cocker - With a Little Help From My FriendsWorld Saxophone Quartet - RevueEllen McIlwayne - We the PeopleSantana... 
In Heavy Rotation?
The Kings of Leon - Youth and Young ManhoodJames Carter - Gardenias for Lady DayRed Garland - Red AlertDoc Watson - Doc WatsonMahler's 6th - Michael Tilson-Thomas cond., SFSODrive-By Truckers - Southern Rock OperaOlu Dara - NeighborhoodsSly and th... 
Favorite Ella Recordings
Of the dozen or so Ella recordings that I have, my favorite is Ella in Rome: The 40th Birthday Concert. Oscar Peterson and Co. provide sublime accompaniment. The song selection gives Ella opportunity to display all of her musical attributes, and b... 
I need more Funk
THE Funk album that my buds and I grooved to in 1974 was Graham Central Station's eponymous debut album. I played it for my Chili Pepper and Rage Against the Machine lovin' 15 year old the other day and blew his ferkin' lid. 
Who's Your Favorite Bass Players; Why?
Au contraire! Couldn't possibly have left him off of my list 
Who's Your Favorite Bass Players; Why?
Perhaps, the most influential bass player in modern popular music must be Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station), as he invented the ubiquitous "popping" bassline. Even such monsters as Stanley Clarke, Jaco, etc. acknowled... 
Do You Remember Your First Music Purchase?
The first album I bought with my own money was Santana III in 1971. Still have the original wax, which is surprisingly playable but would only rate a solid VG by current used record industry standards. This was the record from which I learned to p... 
Help I have not bought equipment since mid 80's
I am in complete agreement with Rhum Runner. What you need is a competent guide through the crowded electronics marketplace. In the absence of a trusted friend with expertise in audiophilia, a good salesperson can be invaluable. A good salesperson... 
Anyone still do insightful or intelligent lyrics?
Drive-By Truckers 
tube or tube-like amp recommendations?
The Music Reference RM-200 is a tube/solid-state hybrid that can be found for approximately $2k on AudioGon. Unlike many tube designs it is not perturbed by low impedances, and can deliver >100 wpc from 20-20kHz into a 4 Ohm load. It even has 2...