Friday Music Day FMD: Fusion May 26, 2023 CarterHayes 16 Comments What’s your favorite combination of musical genres or styles? What musicians or groups combine those styles in ways you particularly enjoy? Drop a list with your top ten cross-genre tracks (and a random ten, if you choose) below.
16 thoughts on “FMD: Fusion”
I love dropping “both kinds” references.
Okay, here's ten from my playlist...
1) Return to Forever
2) Jeff Lorber Fusion
5) Dream Theater
7) Planet X
10) Animals as Leaders
And a random sample
The obvious answer is rap-metal:
I think it was Faith No More had the first Rap-Metal song that was popular. (I could be wrong but I'm going with it). When I first heard them I knew it was going to be big.
That one was Epic!
John Doe singing country!
Also, Dread Zeppelin.
I love John Doe. He co-produced an album with Howe Glen a couple years back that I made sure to play when I was driving around the desert last summer.
Yea, his solo work is really good. And X was X.
Here are ten musicians/groups who blend genres in their music. Some are pioneers, some are building on a tradition of genre-bending:
1. Anjélique Kidjo (Afro-Pop)
2. Ebo Taylor (Highlife)
3. The Flying Burrito Brothers (Country-Rock)
4. Hank Thompson (Western Swing)
5. Hiromi (Modern Jazz)
6. Jakob Bro (Modern Creative)
7. Moondog (Third Stream)
8. Robbie Fulks (Alt-Country)
9. Tinariwen (Desert Blues)
10. Tower of Power (R&B-Funk-Soul)
Wildcard: Bill Frisell (the man can play & blend anything)
(not safe for work, but that should be obvious because RTJ...)
This mashup, and the whole RTJ CU4TRO album, could be the greatest of all time.
except of course the Meow The Jewels mashup..... also not safe for ... anything?
What. Was. That?
Remind me to check that out again tonight after the second hit of acid kicks in.