noiseradio wrote:Coltrane, Gillespie, Miles, and Monk are all in front of anyone else for me.
Thanks Noise. However, I think I'm less prolific since my jazz-folk-skiffle fusion period of the late 70s.
pip_52 wrote:Even though I sometimes go a (comparatively) long time without listening to any of his records, I always consider EC my favorite, and have since basically the first time I heard him.
And there's no other musician whose message board I would even really be tempted to frequent (or semi-frequent, as the case may be) ...
wardo68 wrote:whar wrote:As people who have heard basically every album- I don't see how he wouldnt be your #1- even against Dylan.
Since I doubt I'll be able to explain in a way that would satisfy you, I won't bother. It is what it is, and that's just part of what makes this board such a fine tapestry of opinions.
crash8_durham wrote:I am assuming this is an opinion question. If that is the case then Yes definately.
bobster wrote:[I hope to never be too set in stone about anything. I try to be open to new stuff -- which includes the risk of having to dislodge old favorites. So who knows what I'll think in ten years.
hollyh wrote:Just joined this board so I'm chiming in late.
I can't say Elvis is my Number 1; that spot is reserved for Nick Lowe, who walks on water in my book. I would do anything, yes anything, for this man.
After Nick would have to come Ray Davies (lead singer of the Kinks for those of you who are scratching your heads), and I'm shocked that no one else here has mentioned him, because he's the most brilliant songwriter England has ever produced -- one great album after another for 30 some years now. He's got the same punny, snarky attitude as Elvis, the same talent for making a song into a short story. If you all don't listen to the Kinks you should. Most Kinks fans appreciate Elvis and it should work vice versa.
After that, John Hiatt, who has this great R & B voice and writes songs that are sheer poetry -- he and Nick have worked together often in the past -- when John started out in the early 1970s he was touted as "The American Elvis Costello" (a kiss of death) and they have a lot in common and you should all give him a listen too.
Elvis comes close behind. Yeah, he's pissed me off a few times since 1977, but I always go back to him. i love the guy like crazy. Glad to find all you kindred souls.
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