While Mustang often criticizes my musical tastes as primarily drug induced and communist in nature, maybe he will change his mind when he hears this week's line-up. Unless he thinks the entire world is on drugs, after hearing these, even he will admit openly that all things musical are cyclical and evolutionary (except for rap and metal, which are de-evolutionary.)
In this edition of ABFTP, we have some keyboard instrumentals that are rooted in earlier styles and fashion. I like them and I hope you will too.
First up is this little tune from 1972:
True musical aficionados will recognize the last melody. It is the same as this next one and originally composed by Bach. The only differences between the two styles lie within the influence(s) of technology. Listen to it and you will see, the only thing that separates these two presentations is in the instrumentation.
The first one was electric, this one isn't:
Next up is a great synthesizer experience.
Hot Butter recorded it in 1972, and made it a hit. But it was composed and originally recorded in 1969 by Gershon Kingsley. It hints of a subtle combination of classical and jazz roots, which usually attracts a strong European appeal.
From the album, Music to Moog By, here is (IMO) the better of the two versions:
Not only does modern rock get influences from classical and/or jazz styles, there have been some great rock tunes which had roots in the American sub-genre of ragtime jazz; Billy Joel is one modern artist who comes to mind when thinking of this blend. This one is an instrumental from 1978 and showcases Mr. Joel's incredible musical talent..
If you haven't heard this one, you need to give it a listen. I think most who follow this weekly musical feature will be at least mildly pleased with it