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Get to hear blues, lots of blues- pandora.com

Postby vomer » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:50 pm

This website has been mentioned in one or two posts here, but I thought it deserved a post of its own. I just discovered it and its a great resource. You can create your own online 'radio stations' which will play only music you like. You give it a suggestion to start it off then it chooses similar tracks which you can tell it you like or not, so it learns your preferences. I started off with Rev Gary Davis and it played me Blind Willie McTell, Leadbelly, Josh White, Jimmie Strothers, Son House, don't know how I would have got to hear all this stuff otherwise.

Put in 'Muddy Waters' and you get a track of his then something similar, based on criteria such as 'blues' 'r&b roots' 'major key' 'electric guitar' 'harmonica' which it automatically holds for each track. You either do nothing or click on thumbs up or thumbs down. You can create loads of stations, one for each type of blues if you like. And its free!

You can share the stations you create, but it would give away too much of my past if I shared my non-blues choices with you guys. Anyone for Hawkwind? :wink: Enjoy!
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Postby maxx england » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:00 am

Have you seen my post about Chickenstock? I'll be there if noone else will.

Just off to play with Pandora's box (Adrian Mole, eat your heart out)(English in-joke).
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Postby vomer » Fri Jun 08, 2007 8:32 pm

I could REALLY do with a couple of days in a field but I have some stuff to sort out over the next few weeks. Thanks for the link though, sounds mellow.
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Postby TC90 » Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:45 am

Thanks much for the link....I'm addicted and have heard some Slim Harpo that is new to me, and I must say that he is Da Man!! I love that guy (in a kicka@@ bluesman honor kinda way :D )
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Postby bluemoose » Mon Jun 18, 2007 10:44 pm

Hi All:

Yes it is a great resource but I believe they have had to cut off all
non-USA access. Regulatory stuff. Oh well.

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Postby maxx england » Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:21 am

This is an honourable collection of individuals. They would not do such an underhanded thing as register an American zip code they weren't entitled to. Such as the Ford Motor Company's or a Chinese resaurant in Chicago.

This would mean that they could sidestep the copyright laws (which we know the music industry has observed so scrupulously over the years) and listen to Pandora from anywhere between Kalamazoo and Kalgoorlie. No, of course they wouldn't.
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Postby bluemoose » Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:36 pm

Hi:

Well...I got this 'friend' see...ya, that's it. A 'friend'. And they were telling me
that they knew someone whose brother lived in..aahh..Scotland!
Yes I'm sure it that was it, Scotland.
Anyway, they registered on Pandora with a made up zip code. Well of course
I told him/them right away that that was wrong but by that time it was to late.
'Cause Pandora could tell that the ip address used to connect was outside the
US and cut them off.
So I said "serves you right you damn copyright side stepping song stealer! " :roll:

Honest, that's what I did..... 8)
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Postby Bournio » Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:41 pm

Yeah... None of us poor Blues musicians would ever lie about anything...
Not age... not where we live...
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Postby grumpygroo » Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:34 pm

Great site. Think I'll just give up everything and spend my time exploring it. 8)
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Postby bluemoose » Wed Jun 20, 2007 11:14 pm

Ya, you could bounce back and forth between pandora.com and bandtoband.com all day and night

The Music Genome Project meets the Rock and Roll Genome Project.


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Re: Get to hear blues, lots of blues- pandora.com

Postby killeriguana » Tue May 06, 2008 1:10 am

Just today I created a quick mix station with these artists.

Muddy Waters
Howlin Wolf
Neil Young
Eric Clapton
Charlie Christian
The Stooges
Carl Perkins
Johnny Cash
Booker T and The MG's

I have not heard the same song all day. They have been throwing everything from the above artists, as well as stuff from Hank Williams Sr., The O'Jays, Motown and the Sex Pistols, to name a few.

I'm thinking of mixing in Sinatra, Zappa, Flat and Scruggs and Miles Davis to really get crazy. :D
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Re: Get to hear blues, lots of blues- pandora.com

Postby bluemoose » Tue May 06, 2008 4:16 pm

Hey Killer!

Like I said, to double your fun go to bandtoband.com and plug in say, Muddy Waters and The Stooges.
They are connected by 9 steps:

Muddy Waters - Little Walter - Fred Below - Barry Goldberg - Gregg Sutton - Bruce Brody -
Patti Smith - Fred Smith - Scott Asheton of the Stooges.

It shows the bands/albums that connect this string of musicians. Mind blowing some of the webs that
show up.

Sinatra to Zappa in five steps!

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