Wild West End  and the Mark Knopfler

Wild West End and the Mark Knopfler

Next up, a few live versions of the seminal song, News. Dire Straits is required listening for any knob with ears, but especially those wannabe gear heads. Mark Knopfler is on everyone’s best guitar maestro short list for good reason.

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

John Coltrane: Afro Blue

I heard Afro Blue for the first time when the choreography for the Dayton Dance Company ADF performance featured this track at Stewart Theatre back in 1996. I was mesmerized by the dancer’s hypnotic synchronized movement to this Afro Blue Coltrane track. Such an incredible tour de force the way it builds momentum, from a very subtle intro, middle, and crescendo (inspirational)!

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend

The primary songwriter for the Who who sang backup mostly to Roger, turns out to be the better singer over time. Voice survived in the background.