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Lifer
Apr 26, 2013
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Tennessee
Aretha Franklin (the GOAT!) - Nessun Dorma

Edit: Fun fact: Aretha took over on 15 minutes notice for a sick Pavarotti (a deep-voiced male tenor) which is why Aretha had to go so low at times - this is not a key she normally sings in, and the band/choir didn't have time to change keys. The fact that those low notes are maybe the most goosebump-inducing part of this performance... I mean you just have to hail the Queen, don't you?

 

Bengel

Lifer
Sep 20, 2019
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14,651
Boston, Don’t Look Back, 1978… soft hard rock, pop long hair classic. Gentle harmonics between tightly distorted guitars and keyboard. 8 songs off of this hit the radio back in the day.
Personal memories are of making out with my best friend’s older sister while this played on an 8-track. “Come on lets take a chance on rock and roll…”
UFOs, Boston, and second base in the back of a Mustang Fastback.
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Alabama born, Charles Bradley in his fourth studio album, Black Velvet. Soul/Funk, with some tribute to his his days as a James Brown impersonator mixed in with some slight psychedelic bridges. Thomas Brenneck does some amazing funk riffs, and features a couple of groovy covers; Nirvana’s, Stay Away, and Neil Young’s Heart of Gold. Smooth…
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