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Buddha-Bar

Buddha Bar in Paris.
The Buddha Bar compilation albums are a widely acclaimed series of compilation albums issued by the Buddha Bar bar, restaurant, and hotel franchise created by restaurateur Raymond Visan and DJ and interior designer Claude Challe in Paris, France. Following its establishment, the Buddha Bar “became a reference among foreign yuppies and wealthy tourists visiting the city”, and “has spawned numerous imitators”, becoming popular in part because of the DJ’s choice of eclectic, avant-garde music. It became known internationally for issuing popular compilations of lounge, chill-out music and world music, also under the Buddha Bar brand, released by George V Records. Buddha Bar began issuing compilations in 1999, and has since “made a name for itself with its Zen lounge music CDs and remains a hit – especially with tourists”.

In 2001, a Billboard Magazine critic placed the compilation in his “top ten” musical events of the year, stating of proprietor Claude Challe that “[t]he legendary master of pop and dance music in France has aroused the attention of the global chill-out community with this series of mixed compilations”, and concluding that “Buddha Bar is not only a good restaurant in France but also one of the best music experiments to come out of France in the past few years”. On a more critical note, the Oxford Handbook of Music Revival describes the music of the Buddha Bar collection as “close to muzak-like mixtures with neither recognizable original components nor clearly identifiable new structures”. Another commentator wrote:

Challe quit his partnership in 1993 and returned to Paris where he subsequently opened the internationally acclaimed Buddha Bar. … Similarly to Café del Mar, Buddha Bar also released CD compilations featuring “lounge”, “world” music, a successful enterprise that suggests the striking inequalities associated with the commodification of Third-World art: whereas cassette tapes of Pakistani singer Nusrat Ali Khan are sold in India for about US$1, the same songs remixed within a deluxe Buddha Bar CD are priced in the West at about US$50.

Challe compiled and produced the first two Buddha Bar albums. The series thereafter continued with different DJs, including DJ Ravin, Sam Popat, and David Visan (son of Buddha Bar founder Raymond Visan).[6] The Buddha Bar has also released some original music for its albums, specifically the songs “Buddha Bar Nature” and “Buddha-Bar Ocean”, composed and produced by Arno Elias, the composer of “Amor Amor” from Buddha Bar 2, and Amanaska. This release included a DVD of nature and ocean footage directed by Allain Bougrain-Dubourg.

Xscape

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(left to right) Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott, Tameka Cottle
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop
Years active 1991–2001
Labels So So Def/Columbia/SME Records (1992-1998)
Associated acts Bow Wow
Past members LaTocha Scott
Tamika Scott
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle
Kandi Burruss
Kiesha Miles
Tamera Coggins-Wynn
Xscape was a female American R&B quartet which began as a quintet. The group had 3 consecutive Platinum albums along with 6 top 10 hit songs on the Billboard Hot 100 during the 1990s including “Just Kickin’ It”, “Who Can I Run To”, “The Arms of the One Who Loves You”, and “My Little Secret”. The original lineup of the group consisted of sisters LaTocha and Tamika Scott, Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, and Tamera Coggins, though Coggins departed the group before their debut album was released.image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image

The Beatles 2002/2004

I’m disappointed with Paul McCartney, because he wrote a song about John Lennon when he died, but nothing for George Harrison.

I know Ringo Starr doesn’t have the the talent of writing songs like the others, but he could have done something, so I’m disappointed in him as well.

The Beatles are dead Rest In Peace !!!

The Beatles 2000/2002

George Harrison is dead (Thursday, November 29, 2001) and now if Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr ever get together, then they can’t be called The Beatles.

Their was hope the three remaining Beatles can continue, since all three The Anthology double CD’s all went to number one, it might continue with recordings of John Lennon.

I’m sorry, I still wish that The Beatles would continue, and I felt shellfish, for keeping them together in my mind.

They have their own lives and I know that, and their families must grief for their lost, but I still miss them, and I still have their recordings and I lived through it and now I must move on to The Rolling Stones, for their nothing more to text about.
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The Beatles 1998/2000

Every performer and every musical group has a greatest hits album, many times over, but The Beatles never had one. I know that The Red Album and The Blue Album is supposed to be that, but it really wasn’t. Not until 1 came out was there an official greatest hits CD of The Beatles, I wonder why it took so long to be made, but I’m not complaining because it’s great and I’m happy to have it !!!

The Beatles 1996/1998

I’m so happy that two more double CD’s of The Beatles Anthology came out as well as the video version of The Beatles Anthology. I bought them all, before anyone else that I knew got it.

John Lennon Anthology came out in 1997, but I’m waiting for the other three Anthologies to come out, I wish it was soon !!!

The Beatles 1994/1996

1994

Theirs been rumors that their be a new Beatles album with new music by all four Beatles, including The Late John Lennon and everyone was waiting for its release. Time went by and no word about its release date. Then a new Beatles album came out, but wasn’t what the hype was about. The Beatles Live At The BBC was a disappointment to what we hoped to have new music from The Beatles.

The Beatles Live At The BBC was great for me. I just went in the CD store and bought it and I wouldn’t care if I had to come back for the case that it came in. I played it until my ears bleed out over and over again. I listened to the lnterview and the songs, until I can recite it note for note on the double CD, and I didn’t care what people think of me. I know I’m crazy, so why stick around and hear their remarks about me.

I live near a college frathouse, and at night they’d be playing Rap Music and drinking. Neighbors would complain, but I don’t. I got something better, each night I would play Grace Jones and Yoko Ono and the frathouse couldn’t hear their music.

Can they complain or call the police (that would be funny), no they have to lower their music and wait for me to do the same, which if their blessed, it be for another hour I want to listen to Weird Al Yankovic, Spike Jones, Latoya Jackson, just to name a few before I stop. It’s hard to find anything that can top me and seeing that I own their house, it wouldn’t be good to try it. However playing The Beatles Live At The BBC over and over and over again without stopping, might be too much for them, or maybe they were quite for a week or two, just to listen to it as well. The neighbors thanked me, but my tenants moved out, and I wonder why !!!

 

1995

Now the album that everyone was waiting for The Beatles Anthology 1 album with a new Beatles song, mainly written by John Lennon. This double CD was all I ever wished to have that year and I weared it down and I’m glad that I still have it and I hope the second one will come out soon !!!

The Beatles 1992/1994

The song Love Me Do is thirty years old and I have the 12″45 to prove it. On the 12″45 is the first time all three release recordings have been on one package plus an interview with Pete Best and Alan White  discussing the song together. Don’t you wish you were me and have this out of print 12″45 ???

The Beatles 1990/1992

Paul McCartney released Unplugged which has him singing his songs as a Beatle, as his solo career and some songs he grew up listening to.

Massachusetts the years keep going, less and less music is being produced by the former Beatles, which is getting heard to text about anything about their music.

The Four Lads From Liverpool, that changed the world forever, in the 1960’s, has been changed to nothing, in the 1990’s.

What has happened to the music of the 1960’s, it appears that it has disappeared in the 1990’s. I’m not just saying about The Beatles, I’m texting about the style and imagine of the 1960’s. All I hear is trash in today’s music. When love and peace are replaced with cheating and hatered it’s not music at all.

TThe people buying this crap, must have been sniffing glue, because it wasn’t what the 1960’s were all about.

In the 1960’s, you had British Rock, Bubblegum Music, Beach Music, Teen Idols, and more, but in the 1990’s you had only Rap Music  that’s no choice at all. Get with the program and Get Back to the 1960’s before it’s too late !!!

 

The Beatles 1988/1990

Paul McCartney has Flowers In The Dirt, but nothing else to report on, except for The Traveling Wilburys that got started by George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, which I texted before and two more that I will very soon !!!

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