Favorite "Real People" Songs #8 - "Billy Preston"

@teamfreak16 (42042)
Denver, Colorado
December 4, 2017 8:47am CST
I have a feeling that there is going to be no in between with #8 in my Favorite "Real People" Songs series (songs with real people in the title.) I think you're either going to like it or you aren't. The eighth spot belongs to "Billy Preston" by Miles Davis. "Billy Preston" is the final track on Davis' 1974 compilation album, Get Up with It, which features tracks recorded by the jazz legend from 1970 to 1974, during sessions for the albums Jack Johnson and On the Corner. This 12-minute ditty is straight out of Miles' electric fusion period, performed by the same band that made Davis' 1974 live album, In Concert. It is very indicative of Get Up with It, which noted critic Robert Christgau said "sometimes sounds like (B.S.)" In other words, like I said, you are either going to dig it or take a pass. I dig it. I've linked to the album version. This one is challenging, but I do hope you enjoy it. (Info verified by Wikipedia)
Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment Billy Preston · Miles Davis / Miles Davis / Miles Davis / ?????? Get Up With It ? 1974 SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTA...
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@JohnRoberts (65095)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Dec
"Will It Go Around in Circles"? It will if you play vinyl.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Dec
Only in a "Space Race."
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@amadeo (75818)
• United States
4 Dec
This I know.Thank you for the link.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Dec
Oh, you are quite welcome.
@amadeo (75818)
• United States
4 Dec
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• Preston, England
4 Dec
Another song I can't access sadly
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Dec
Oh yeah? That sucks. Sorry about that, not that I can change it.
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• Preston, England
5 Dec
@teamfreak16 no problem, familiar with Billy Preston's work with the Beatles
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• United States
4 Dec
This sounds like background music to a detective movie from the 70's. I'm not a big fan of this kind of music, though I can see that it is a quality song.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Dec
Now that you mention it, it kind of does sound a little like that.
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@FourWalls (15805)
• United States
5 Dec
Christgau should have written for Trouser Press. He didn’t like anything, either.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
5 Dec
I know. It's just like getting sneered at by record store guy no matter what it is that you're buying. It's like, what are you listening to? Because I want to hear it.
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@RasmaSandra (20337)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
4 Dec
Thank you for sharing. I haven't really listened to him much.
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@teamfreak16 (42042)
• Denver, Colorado
4 Dec
The Kind of Blue album is a good place to start. Widely considered the best jazz album ever made.
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