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Billy Cobham albums: What do you got?

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Topic: Billy Cobham albums: What do you got?
Posted By: TGM: Orb
Subject: Billy Cobham albums: What do you got?
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 18:49
Seems that Spectrum has an entrancing effect on almost everyone it touches, and yet for all that the rest of Billy Cobham's discography seems basically unknown. Just listening to the so far unreviewed Inner Conflicts on Spotify and it sounds great to me.

Sorry for the rather strait-jacket options... just seemed a strange discrepancy that was probably worth highlighting.

Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 18:58
i have all his 70s albums, that's kind of all you need.

i have stuff he's on in the 70s and beyond, but in terms of solo albums, you definitely need at least his first 4 or 5

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Posted By: darkshade
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 18:59
after Spectrum, Crosswinds came out, and is a competitor for best Cobham album. I like A Funky Thide of Sings, some dont, probably cause it's all jazz-funk (which i like)

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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 19:36
I don't have any yet, but they're on my list. 

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Posted By: JROCHA
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 19:56
Spectrum,I need to get more Billy C!

Posted By: The Truth
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 22:18
Nope, sorry. Hope I don't sound like an outcast or anything but who is he?

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Posted By: Walker
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 23:13
Originally posted by The Truth The Truth wrote:

Nope, sorry. Hope I don't sound like an outcast or anything but who is he?
Former Mahavishnu Orchestra.... probably the greatest fusion drummer ever...

Posted By: Easy Money
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 23:44
Shabazz is my favorite Cobham album.

Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: August 28 2009 at 23:59
Option #2

Dig me...But don't...Bury me
I'm running still, I shall until, one day, I hope that I'll arrive
Warning: Listening to jazz excessively can cause a laxative effect.

Posted By: meptune
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 01:45
Actually, my favorite is on vinyl and hasn't been remastered on CD. It's called Observations and Reflections and it has an outstanding title track called just Observations And... ( or is  it the other way round?). Anyway, it's an amazing fusion number in 9/8 with a very cool melody and great solos. In addition to that I have most of Cobham's career on vinyl and CD. I think he's an incredibly important musician and, as an entertainer, I think he's just wonderful.


"Arf, she said"

Posted By: friso
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 06:21
I only have a vinyl version of Spectrum, which I really like!

Posted By: b_olariu
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 07:17
Spectrum, Magic , Life and Times , Simplicity of expression and the life one with George Duke  - lIve on tour in Europe.

Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 12:25
I only have By Design.


Posted By: Plankowner
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 13:21
Billy Cobham's Glass Menagerie: Stratus, The Traveler, Alivemutherforya, By Design, Spectrum, Crosswinds, Focused, A Funky Thide of Sings, Picture This, Shabazz, and Total Eclipse is what I have.

Posted By: King Crimson776
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 13:52
I just have songs from a few, I need to get more.

Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 14:08
I have the following and need more:
Total Eclipse
Picture This

Posted By: progmatic
Date Posted: August 29 2009 at 19:22

I have Spectrum, Total Eclipse and Crosswinds, which I love because it has John Abercrombie on it.

Posted By: Alberto Muņoz
Date Posted: August 30 2009 at 00:19
Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

i have all his 70s albums, that's kind of all you need.



Posted By: snobb
Date Posted: November 24 2009 at 15:51
Spectrum, few more from the same time, but try some his more fresh works. He is in perfect form,believe me! I can recommend "Colors" from 2005, a bit different style for sure, but excellent music!

Posted By: Logan
Date Posted: November 24 2009 at 15:59
I only have Spectrum and Crosswinds. Total Eclipse has been on my want list for quite a while.  Sounds like I definitely should get A Funky Side of Things too (I love jazz-funk).

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