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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Favorite Devotional Musicians

Favorite devotional musicians.

Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn. Sufi devotional music. Amazing stuff.

George Harrison. His specifically devotional music is immediately recogniseable.

Robert Gass and On Wings of Song, the singing group he records with. Vedic, Christian, Buddhist, Native American - Gass is the grand musical syncretist of the last twentieth century.

REM's song "Nightswimming", which alone among REM's entire song catalogue is calibrate-ably devotional and has a noticeable anabolic effect on listening.

Riverdance the original CD. Sublime devotional music, especially ANY piece using the eillean flute.

WA Mozart, any piece at all, without exception.

Arvo P"art, any piece likewise. ( )

Most pieces by George Santana.

Most pieces by Louis Armstrong.

Lovingness knows no border, religion, creed or musical style. Its hallmarks seems to be freedom from needless adornment or intellectualism; inclusive or universalist intention, and a deeply personal expression of the heart's outpouring.

As I write this I've been listening to Santana... and now a flat-out phat-ass solo by Armstrong.

Ahhh! here come those familiar blues:

Love makes me treat you the way I do.
Gee baby ain't I good to you.
There's nothing too good for a goirl so true.
Mamma ain't I good to you? Yesss!

Oh Jai Jai Jai Om!


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