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Bands and Artists I listen to

Posted by Rene Avenant on April 22, 2017 at 3:20 PM

Most people I know over the age of 25 tell me that the music they make today is total crap. In fact, quite a few people in their teens have expressed the same view. The trouble is that most people stop exploring or buying new music after they leave high school. The target demographic for the music industry is 11 to 19 year olds. These individuals can still afford music because they are living at home and don’t have to prioritise their money between food, clothing, transport, rent and maybe a bit of entertainment if there is anything left over.

The tags we use for “good music” such as; Indie, Alternative or Underground, suggests that this is a taste that needs to be acquired through secret whispered sources not the prefabricated progeny that pulverises our ears through the media on a daily basis

I browsed through my music collection to see if I, as an active musician, was any different. Although more than 80% of the Bands and Artists in my collection, were discovered after I left school in 1977, my collection has grown very little after I became a parent in 1993

Here are the Artists and Bands currently in my music collection

  • Abdullah Ibrahim
  • Al Di Meola
  • Albert King
  • Allman Brothers
  • Bad Company
  • BB King
  • Beatles
  • BéIa Fleck
  • Blind Faith
  • Blood Sweat & Tears
  • Bloomfield Kooper Stills
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bob Marley
  • Buddy Guy
  • Cannonball Adderley
  • Charlie Christian
  • Charlie Mingus
  • Charlie Parker
  • Chicago
  • Chick Corea
  • Cream
  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young
  • Dan Patlansky
  • Dave Martone
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • David Bowie
  • Deep Purple
  • Diana Krall
  • Dizzy Gillespie
  • Django Reinhardt
  • Doobie Brothers
  • Doors
  • Ella Fitzgerald
  • Elvis Costello
  • Emerson Lake & Palmer
  • Eric Clapton
  • Eric Johnson
  • Frank Zappa
  • Freddie King
  • Free
  • Gary Moore
  • George Benson
  • Hellecasters
  • Howlin’ Wolf
  • Jaco Pastorius
  • Jacques Lessuer
  • James Brown
  • Janis Joplin
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jethro Tull
  • Jimi Hendrix
  • Jimmy Smith
  • Joe Bonamassa
  • Joe Cocker
  • Joe Pass
  • Joe Satriani
  • John Coltrane
  • John Lennon
  • John Mair
  • John Mayall
  • John Mayer
  • John McLaughlin
  • John Patitucci
  • Johnny Fourie
  • Johnny 'Guitar' Watson
  • Johnny Winter
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Keb Mo
  • Keith Jarett
  • Kelly Joe Phelps
  • King Crimson
  • Larry Carlton
  • Larry Coryell
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Lee Ritenour
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Lightnin' Hopkins
  • Linton Kwezi Johnson
  • Little Feet
  • Little Sonny
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Madness
  • Manhattan Transfer
  • Mike Stern
  • Miles Davis
  • Muddy Waters
  • Nina Simone
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Otis Redding
  • Otis Spann
  • Paul Rogers
  • Peter Green
  • Pink Floyd
  • Police
  • Queen
  • Ray Charles
  • Robert Johnson
  • Rolling Stones
  • Ry Cooder
  • Santana
  • Seasick Steve
  • Small Faces
  • Sonny Landreth
  • Stan Getz
  • Stanley Clarke
  • Steely Dan
  • Steve Vai
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan
  • Sting
  • Stray Cats
  • Ten Years After
  • Thelonious Monk
  • Tom Waits
  • Traffic
  • Van Morrison
  • Wayne Shorter
  • Weather Report
  • Wes Montgomery
  • White Stripes
  • Who
  • Willie Dixon
  • ZZ Top

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