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Rick Wakeman vs Manfred Mann

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Poll Question: whos the best keybord/piano/organ/mellotron/electric piano player
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    Posted: April 11 2011 at 04:11
whos most important
 
whos best technicly
 
who did most for rock (or for the importance of keybords in popular music)
 
who do YOU like personly the most, LIKE enjoy listening to
 
one is of course more popular here then the other, while the other one is often forgotten here, both as a artist
 
but also as one of the greats in rock and symphonic keybord preformance
 
 
 
 
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Another Goliath vs. David poll. I wonder whos still create these bunches of strange polls (although in this case its about slightly less oddity).
 
I picked Wakeman and I would surprised he wouldnt win. But Mann is bloody good keyboardist and composer too. And, of course, much more popular on commercial broadcasting, if we count his 60s work.Wink
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2011 at 04:33
I think Mann is an equal respected keybordist by those who actually plays keybords them selvs (that includes Rick Wakeman). he is probably also one of the first Keybords wizards in rock as well, he is what I would call kebords wizard pioneer, Rick, Kieth, Anthony and Kerry and the likes is he's deciples.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote iluvmarillion Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2011 at 06:14
Sorry but no contest unless Wakeman was up against Emerson or Moraz, then that would be a closer call.
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Other than "Blinded by the Light" and "Quinn the Eskimo", I'm not really up on Manfred Mann. Wakeman has made more records than Guinness.
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Manfred Mann!
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I do have some Manfred Manns Earth Band albums. Their live stuff is tremendous. Mann comes from the Banks/Wright keyboard school ,not flashy and supporting the music. Wakemen is from the flashier (showier) side of prog. No real comparison.Both are excellent though.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2011 at 12:59
Originally posted by richardh

I do have some Manfred Manns Earth Band albums. Their live stuff is tremendous. Mann comes from the Banks/Wright keyboard school ,not flashy and supporting the music. Wakemen is from the flashier (showier) side of prog. No real comparison.Both are excellent though.

 
 
but Mann was way earlyer and can be caled a pioneer, since he developed he's style allready in the 50s and found it in the 60s and had it in the 70s.
 
also the way he arranged cover songs to become he's own is unique,
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 11 2011 at 16:22
I really like this song (cover song), by Mann great mellotron and hammond work and nice epic structure and great lyrics by Dylan
 
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Originally posted by aginor

Originally posted by richardh

I do have some Manfred Manns Earth Band albums. Their live stuff is tremendous. Mann comes from the Banks/Wright keyboard school ,not flashy and supporting the music. Wakemen is from the flashier (showier) side of prog. No real comparison.Both are excellent though.

 
 
but Mann was way earlyer and can be caled a pioneer, since he developed he's style allready in the 50s and found it in the 60s and had it in the 70s.
 
also the way he arranged cover songs to become he's own is unique,
 
 
His style though was a more sixties based style not at all like the early prog keyboard players.
 
Mann only moved to a prog style when he formed the Earth Band in the seventies.
 
I do like him though but I think he followed the trends rather than creating them so I don't really accept he was a 'pioneer'.
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this one goes to Wakeman
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Originally posted by Prog Geo

Manfred Mann!
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Hi,
 
Manfred Mann!
 
He was there before, and in the end, his histroy stands for itself ... and he never had to play the pretentious rich little man to show off his ability to play keyboards ... and always did some very nice things.
 
Rick Wakeman, by comparison, is still playing the same keys and chords he learned in school!
 
Nothing personal, but the amount of work that Manfred has done, and his tremendous effort in making sure that people get heard ... is second to none ... just think of how many people have had hits of their music done by Manfred and then we can talk about Rick ...
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Originally posted by moshkito

Hi,
 
Manfred Mann!
 
He was there before, and in the end, his histroy stands for itself ... and he never had to play the pretentious rich little man to show off his ability to play keyboards ... and always did some very nice things.
 
Rick Wakeman, by comparison, is still playing the same keys and chords he learned in school!
 
Nothing personal, but the amount of work that Manfred has done, and his tremendous effort in making sure that people get heard ... is second to none ... just think of how many people have had hits of their music done by Manfred and then we can talk about Rick ...
Paul Weller ,Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen are not exactly 'unheard' artists. What interesting about Mann though is that he interprets other peoples songs very differently to the orginal versions. His version of Paul Weller's 'Start' is one I particularly love. Originall a punk anthem for The Jam with a load of attitude it becomes this incredibly atmospheric and emotional song in the hands of Mann.(sadly I couldn't find a link for it)
 
 
 
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