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Thirteen "Mo'" shades of blues?

Advantages: Varied tempos and moods, catchy, great instrumentation and singing
Disadvantages: A couple of weaker tracks?

This album was “Keb Mo’s” debut album under that name. Lovers of the English language may unfortunately be alienated right away as I disclose that this is a “street-talk” version of his real name, Kevin Moore! Let’s not be too hasty, though... This album ...

2mennycds 03.02.2016 · Read full review
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Jaco at his finest

Advantages: Awe-inspiring jazz!
Disadvantages: It's not free

Jaco Pastorius is awesome. He is, to the bass guitar, what Hendrix and Page are to the electric guitar, Beethoven to the piano or John Coltrane to sax. He was born in December of 1951 in Norristown, Pennsylvania and was given the name John Francis Pastor ...

hukerjohn 20.04.2006 · Read full review
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This is a master musician at work

Advantages: Fascinating and varied album by one of the most gifted musicians in history.
Disadvantages: Jaco is dead so no more albums like this one!! Long live Jaco!!!

Jaco was one of the finest and most influential musicians of recent times. In developing incredible musical and technical ability on electric bass he transformed the direction and fortunes of Weather Report. The story of Jaco's first encounter with the ...

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A Masterpiece on the Bass

Advantages: Variety. Both virtuosity and tasteful playing.
Disadvantages: That he is no longer with us to provide such great music.

This album is a large part of any bassplayers' education. From the basic funkiness of "come on, come over", to the fretless showpiece of "continuum", to the beauty and innovation of the harmonics in portrait of tracy, to the mazy lines in "opus pocus", t ...

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An excellent compilation.

Advantages: Includes their most popular songs.
Disadvantages: Several weaker tracks and ommisions.

This CD sits alongside Best Of... 2 to present pretty much definitive collection of Smiths tracks. Of the two, this is perhaps slightly the weaker, although it does include some of their most well-known and generally popular songs, such as This Charming M ...

ronniec 07.11.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Best Of The Smiths Vol.1, The - Smiths (The)

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