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    Chicago

    I picked up a cheap copy of the first Chicago album ("Chicago Transit Authority") on CD. Man, those are some phat horns.
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Don't hear enough brass in today's music. Too bad. I love 'em. Blood, Sweat, & Tears rocks some big horns too.

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    Same Blood Sweat and Tears and Chicago had the same producer in those days. Coincidence?
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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    BS&T's lead singer had G.I. Joe hair.

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    Chicago had disco/pron hair.

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    Earth Wind and Fire may have had hair,not sure, but I am sure they rocked cool outerspace clothes

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    Horn Overload!

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    I loves me some Chicago!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Chicago had disco/pron hair.

    On a Sunday group ride that went through Trinity Park on Memorial Day weekend, this song very strongly came to mind. It was just like that.

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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
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    I liked Chicago back in those days.

    I also have a few BS&T albums. I don't overall like their music but I like to hear the horn parts.

    I have at least one album by a group called Chase. They really blasted out with the horns and I loved it.

    My mother had some old albums of Herb Alpert and The Brass Ring but this is pretty lightweight music.

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    Horn sections just add to the overall arrangement. I like Tower of Power.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bjtesch View Post
    I liked Chicago back in those days.

    I also have a few BS&T albums. I don't overall like their music but I like to hear the horn parts.

    I have at least one album by a group called Chase. They really blasted out with the horns and I loved it.

    My mother had some old albums of Herb Alpert and The Brass Ring but this is pretty lightweight music.
    Chase was a much better trumpet player than his counterparts in Chicago or Blood Sweat and Tears. You can really hear the drum corps influence on those first few Chicago albums, they still sound great today. Especially on the ipod. http://video.search.yahoo.com/video/...+Killing+Floor is another great group with horns from that era, especially if you like blues and Mike Bloomfield.

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    Let's not forget Tower of Power:

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    Other phat horns from that era:

    Ides of March:


    Lighthouse:


    Chase:


    Tower or Power (mentioned, but I love this song):


    Paul Butterfield Blues Band:
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    I love this thread. Thank you Doohickie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gitarzan View Post
    Other phat horns from that era:

    Ides of March:
    One of my all-time faves. ^ I have a Pandora station called Rockin' Horns for stuff like this.

    Chase:
    Wow. Haven't heard that one in AGES. I forgot it existed, and had no idea it was by a band named Chase.



    If any of you live within a few hours of Albany, NY, and have a chance to see a band called The Refrigerators, do it. My sis-in-law's hubby plays sax for them and they do songs that have that big phat horn sound. When I saw them play a fireman's picnic in the Adirondacks, their first set was 60s and 70s rock, their second set was dance/disco (they made KC & the Sunshine Band songs sound AWESOME), and their third set was a bunch of funk and blues. Really cool stuff. Here's a video I found from before he joined the band:

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    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    You cannot mention Chicago and horns and not mention 25 or 6 to 4. Possibly my favorite song of all time.

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    We could have a pretty awesome itunes account if we pooled all of our music.

    Bill Chase started a band that fused his jazz background with rock and roll. If you were a high school trumpet player like I was when he was around there wasn't much of anything that was cooler that didn't have wheels or breasts.

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