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Bob Marley & Style
Bob Marley Singer, Songwriter, was born Feb 6th 1945 in St. Ann Parish Jamaica. He formed his first band “The Wailers” in 1963 and also served as a world ambassador for the reggae community. He has had tremendous success through out his career selling more than 20 million records. Many say he was the first Superstar to come from the so called “Third World”. Bob lived in Trench Town a very poor neighborhood. He worked under the guidance of Joe Higgs and Improved his singing techniques drastically. His style is the sound of the Caribbean, very upbeat positive vibe sounding bass lines. Very soothing to the soul.
Two characteristics of Bob Marley per the article would be 1. He didn’t have very much success as a solo artist. 2 He worked better together in a group hence why he got together with a group of his friend and behold the Wailing Wailers emerged! He was a very spiritual person and started exploring more in depth his spiritual side and found great interest in the Rastafarian movement.
Bob Marley’s impression has been embedded in to my soul as it has in so many other’s who enjoy great music. Two of my favorite songs is “No Women No Cry” and “One Love” which has been featured in countless numbers of films. When you are feeling blue nothing like a little Bob Marley to cheer you up!
Bob Marley vs Eric Clapton
I chose to compare Marley and Clapton due to Eric’s cover version of “I Shot The Sheriff” in 74. Eric’s sound is completely different to Bob’s with Bob’s thick Jamaican accent and B3 Organ with an Island swing bass line. Eric’s verison is more like smooth rock. His vocals lack the Marley’s Islander dynamics and the choir’s harmony is not quite the same.
In conclusion Eric Clapton is a very talented musician and I respect his cover version. Though his version can’t be compared to Bob Marley’s original version. It lacks the emotional feel that Bob’s gives you through out the piece. Bob Marley’s soul with live on as well as his music for many more years to come. He has impacted the planet in ways many artists have leaving behind his own foot steps people continue to follow.
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Pink Floyd & Style
Pink floyd from the UK, consists of David Gilmour on guitar and vocals, Syd Barrett on guitar and vocals, Nick Mason on the drums, Roger Waters on bass, synths and vocals, and Rick Wright on keyboards and synths. Unfortunately Syd Barret and Rick Wright have left this realm and went on to the next. Their style can never be copied. Their music is more like an “experience” with their psychedelic sound and becoming prominent during the time when psychedelic hallucinogens were being abused at an all time high. They took the rock and roll aspect to a whole new “higher level of listening”. They became one of the most influential bands to date.
Two characteristics that set Pink Floyd apart from any other Psychedelic group of their time is the length of there songs. Some of their tracks go for over 23 minutes. The second characteristic that sets them apart from the pack is their vast use of instruments and recording techniques, mixed with their masterminded effects to emulate many sounds from eery to air planes and helicopters dropping bombs.
Pink Floyd has left an impression on me since I first started listening to them in Junior High. To this day I listen to them every day one of my favorite albums of all time is the “Wish You Were Here” catalog. Favorite song would have to be “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” Full version. They influence me in all my guitar and bass playing. I have even bought Pink Floyd sheet music for piano to brush up on my piano chops.
Pink Floyd vs Led Zeppelin
So choosing from the playlist given of artists it was very hard to find an act to compare to Pink Floyd. As you may already know from my previous blog post Led Zeppelin is notorious for using other artists and songwriters material and calling it their own. While Pink Floyd writes and composes all their own stuff. Led Zeppelin still has that psychedelic feel to it but more the opposite feeling you get when you listen to them. Pink Floyd is more of a journey through space and time or through your own emotional highway, Highlighting the negatives first than bringing you back to the positive vibes. Led Zeppelin is more of an angry approach with their high energy guitar licks and tempos.
In conclusion I enjoy both Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd. Though I would have to say Pink Floyd is my all time favorite band. They both have their place depending solely on what type of mood your feeling at the time you choose who to listen to. I can’t really say it’s a great comparison of bands but if you are a Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin fan I believe you will understand when I said Pink Floyd is more of a spiritual journey while Zeppelin is more of an angry approach to the same conclusion.
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Marvin Gaye and his Style
Marvin Gaye is the pinnacle of Motown Records. He started that Motown sound and an Rhythm and Blues Icon. Every R & B artist that is around today has been influenced by Marvin Gaye in some way, shape, or form. He has gospel roots mixed with his own twist of soul, jazz and R & B. Was also the first to break way from the Motown’s restrictions they put on artist’s creativity.
Marvin played a huge role in the sound of Motown in the 60’s from being a session musician and as a solo artist with his string playing hits! His later recordings influenced Neo- Soul and Quite Storm. Fun Fact: Mobb Deep has a huge hit called “Quite Storm” maybe it was influenced by Marvin Gaye? You tell me.
With Marvin’s hit single “Let’s Get It On” I can see the gargantuan impact it cratered into today’s R n B music from the 90’s R n B music as well. Marvin in my eyes is like the R & B founding father to the Tyrese, Tank, Brian Mcknight, Neo, 112, Joedici, Jagged Edge, R-Kelly, and so many more. People still sample Marvin’s music today. Look at the Pharrell lawsuit that happened.
Compare and Contrast
Comparison to Robin Thick with the law suite of “Blurred Lines” I believed the song “Blurred Lines” sounded nothing like Marvin Gayes song but was influenced by Marvin Gaye. But with Marvin’s legendary status the courts would indefinitely side with Gaye’s family. I chose no sides in the case royalties should be paid where they are due.
I don’t think Robin Thick and Pharrel Williams single “Blurred Lines” sounded anything like the subject matter presented in court. Though Pharrel said he in fact was influenced by Marvin Gaye doesn’t mean he stole the work. I choose no sides in this case. I feel if royalties and respect is due to be paid than the courts have decided the fate. Marvin Gaye will continue to live on with his love songs and influential singing style.
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Evan Komora known as his stage name “Renegade Poetics” is from Laconia New Hampshire. his ethnicity is a mix of African-American, Caucasian, and Italian. His father graduated Berkeley school of Music in the 70’s and was the only black member in his band. He passed away when Renegade Poetics was 7 years of age. He was a professional Bass Player. He decided to follow his fathers footsteps and dive into the music industry by storm. After graduating high school at 17 he went on to a community college. Graduated community college at 18 and than enlisted in the the United States Marine Corps at the age of 19. He did one tour to Japan for two in a half years and finished his last year in a half on Camp Pendleton California. After leaving the marine corps honorably in 2013, he landed his first major opening in Manchester NH for Papoose in 2014. Renegade Poetics has been involved in music since 4th grade. He taught himself how to play the bass, acoustic 6 string, and 12 string as well as electric guitar and piano. Renegade Poetics has been in the Hip-Hop and R&B scene since 2000. He established his record label Street Poetics Entertainment in 2004, and has release his first album “Cold Wind” which was a great success. Following the release of his album “Cold Wind” he landed his first feature with Gucci Mane called “Playmaker” as well as a second feature with MJG & 8Ball called”So Hungry”. Both singles are available in all major online stores, streams, and distributors. In 2014 he landed a spot on the “No Tolerance for Weak Rappers” Mix tape hosted by Fruity Loop King. He is currently working on his second album “Temptation” and many other collaborative projects with other artists and producers from the US to the UK.
I chose the Music Production Program to be able to produce beats in my studio for my artists and my self to minimize overhead costs on singles and albums. My goal is to travel overseas to hopefully land an internship in the UK or Los Angeles.
Led Zeppelin & Their Style
The band I chose from playlist I is Led Zeppelin. I grew up listening to a lot of Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd mixed with Tupac,Biggie, Nas, AZ, Big L, Big Pun, Wutang Clan, Ice Cube, and Iron Maiden. The list just keeps going those are just some of my favorites. Now about Led Zeppelins style. Led Zeppelin had an enormous energetic sound that was solely based heavily on the Blues era. Many people try to bash the legendary Zeppelin due to their blatant thievery of old Blues singer hits. Best believe they have endured their fair share of lawsuits but they still took over the world by storm!
The first characteristic that set’s Led Zeppelin apart from other bands first off is having Jimmy Page on the guitars. He is a musical genius with his strings and effects. Something like a mad scientist. Second characteristic is the singing style of Robert Plant. With Plant’s obsession with mid evil culture, mythology and of course the occult, you can’t really match him.
The impression Led Zeppelin has left on me since first hearing them as freshman in high school back in 2004, has been very influential in my guitar playing and bass riffs. I enjoy playing stair way to heaven on the 12 string acoustic as well as the baseline from Kashmir. They still influence me today when it comes to writing my own material on the piano.
Compare and Contrast
I’m going to compare Led Zeppelin to an older artist they ended up stealing from (laugh out loud) Howlin’ Wolf. “How Many More Times”(1969) is an almost exact copy of “How Many More Years” by Howlin’ Wolf himself! from the riff to the lyrical content. Though much homage and respect to Howlin’ Wolf I do enjoy Led Zeppelins creative approach to their version.
Conclusion to the Comparison
I have come to my conclusion that I like the creativity of Led Zeppelin’s version better, from the guitar solo’s to the break downs. But I have to give full respect and credit where it’s do to the true inspirational Howlin’ Wolf for writing this amazing blues hit that lives on today through his own music and Led Zeppelin’s.
Morning, 9AM-Noon, 1970-1975
1.Pink Floyd, “Money” from The Dark Side Of The Moon Album 1973. The reason you wake up and follow your dreams to eventually make comfortable living. Money is always a great motivator! Rise and Grind!
2.Pink Floyd, “Breath” from The Dark Side Of The Moon Album 1973. Gives you a feeling of euphoria. It’s progression feels as though you are just waking up for the first breath of fresh air.
3.Pink Floyd, “The Great Gig in The Sky” from The Dark Side Of The Moon Album 1973. Seems as though the Lake is complementing the sky with such elegance. Such a beautiful reflection of light
4.Pink Floyd, “Time” from The Dark Side Of The Moon Album 1973. Of course with the assortment of alarms ringing and the dark sounding synth it could give one a feeling of dread or fear.
5.Pink Floyd, “On The Run” from The Dark Side Of The Moon Album 1973. This particular song compliments the photo in two ways. gives you a sense of fear to compliment the left side of the photograph, than at the end of the piece the calm represents the new sunrise.
Afternoon, Noon-3PM, 1975-1979
1.Led Zeppelin, “Kashmir” from the Physical Graffiti Album 1975. The album name speaks wonders to the photo as is “Physical Graffiti” This particular song gives you that rebellious feeling to express your self in which ever art form you choose.
2.Queen, “Spread Your Wings” from the News To The World Album 1977. Art has no laws, rules or limits. When expressing your self only the sky’s the limit. Just spread your wings and fly away!
3.Earth, Wind & Fire ” Imagination” from the Spirit Album 1976. The best part about visual art is that everyone looks at a particular piece of artwork in their own perspective.Allowing the use of ones own imagination to go vividly free.
4.Eagles, “Take It To The Limit” from the One of These Nights Album 1975. Creativity comes from all sorts of inspiration. Starts as a dream ends as a reality.
5.The Police, “Bring On The Night” from the Regatta De Blanc Album 1979. Has a “Day of the Dead” feel to it, with a hint of darkness beyond the image.
Late Afternoon, 3PM-6PM, 1980-1990
1.Iron Maiden, “Run To The Hills” from The Number Of The Beast Album 1982. The breach of chaos and mayhem! Destruction is imminent!
2.Iron Maiden, “The Trooper” from the Piece of Mind Album 1983. The chaotic storms and hardships of serving in the Marine Corps.
3.Twisted Sister, “Burn In Hell” from the Stay Hungry Album 1984. Welcome to the abandon land, no hope for the human race.
4.REO Speedwagon, “Girl With The Heart Of Gold” from the Good Trouble Album 1982. Storms can bring back memories. The good and the bad.
5.Iron Maiden, “2 Minutes to Midnight” from the Powerslave Album 1984. Evil comes in many shapes, forms, and familiar faces.
Dinner, 6PM-9PM, 1990-1999
1.Notorious B.I.G, “Everyday Struggle” from the Ready To Die Album 1994. The everyday struggle to achieve wealth and live fancy. Everyone dreams of eating in 5-star eatery’s sipping overpriced champagne.
2.Notorious B.I.G,” Suicidal Thoughts” from the Ready To Die Album 1994. You never know when your last meal could be, regardless of status and wealth.
3.Tupac, “Life Goes On” from the All Eyez On Me Album 1996. Through all the hardships life has to throw at you, through the good and the bad, life goes on.
4.Tupac, “Dear Mama” from the Me Against The World Album 1995. Growing up being raised by a single mother, sometimes you take her for granted. Just remember she won’t be with you forever appreciate her.
5.Mobb Deep “Quite Storm” from the Murda Muzik Album 1999. While you can still be eating good.You need to remember to remind your self of what you have been through, and what it took to get to the level your at.
Night Party, 9PM – Midnight, Electronic Music
1.Daft Punk, “Lose Yourself To Dance” from the Random Access Memories Album 2013. Sometimes you need to escape and lose yourself completely to become whole again.
2.Daft Punk, “The Game of Love” from the Random Access Memories Album 2013. Love can make you become irrational.
3.Daft Punk, “Around The World” from the Homework Album 1997. The photo reminds me of a circus that travels around the world.
4.Daft Punk, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” from the Discovery Album 2001. Why try to fit in when it’s only better to stand out!
5.Daft Punk, “One More Time” from the Discovery Album 2001. An encore of the performance at hand. Sometimes it just takes that one last time to get the message across.
“Oh We Know” first single off the ITD/SPE EP which will be a collection of collaborations with Intel The Dragon and Street Poetics Entertainment’s Artist: Renegade Poetics. The EP will be available in all major online stores and streams.