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30-Day Song Challenge: Day 13

30-Day Song Challenge: Day 13 asks the question what is “a song that is a guilty pleasure”?

http://youtu.be/xrPQKH9n0bk    Miles Davis – Live

Without a doubt a guilty pleasure is Miles Davis. I am not
sure what the guilty part of this represents Miles, however any excuse to add
him to this challenge is fine by me. What’s not to love about the Black Prince,
Miles Davis? Yes he has lived a controversial life (doing it his own way, and his
not so good relationships with women) but still he is the man who owns the
trumpet. And I do mean own the trumpet. Whether or not it was with his famous
bands of the 50’s or 60’s, both acoustic and electric, Miles was the leader
that changed Jazz forever. He brought together some of the most talented
musicians in the world, like Coltrane, Chick, Jack and Herbie to name a few, to
create a myriad of traditional and experimental compositions, that have stood
the test of time.

Miles remains to be one of my favorite musicians. He
has been a great influence on my musical taste, art and life style.

Enjoy the guilty pleasure….

Miles – Live 1971