Tag:Music
Posted on: July 7, 2008 2:14 pm
Edited on: July 7, 2008 2:17 pm
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Round 2 Voting Open

Welcome to The Bakery!  For those of you who participated in previous rounds, welcome back!  To those of you here for the first time, we are deciding the title of "Greatest Keyboardist Ever - As Chosen By The Members Of The CBS Sportsline Community."  A big thank you to everyone who participated in the previous rounds!  To see the Round 1 blog, click here: http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/8737312/9120581

 


 

In Round 1, there were many clear winners, but there were also several close races and even two upsets! (according to the seedings).  Here are the results.  Seedings are in parenthesis, votes are enclosed in brackets, and winners are in bold.  Plus signs indicate that someone did not vote on a particular matchup.

(1) Rick Wakeman [18] vs. (32) Tori Amos [1] +

(16) Richard Wright [13] vs. (17) Nicky Hopkins [4] +++

(8) Al Kooper [10] vs. (25) Greg Allman [9] +

(9) Jerry Lee Lewis [17] vs. (24) Billy Powell [2] +

(5) Elton John [15] vs. (28) Warren Zevon [4] +

(12) Tony Banks [15] vs. (21) Diana Krall [3] ++

(4) Ray Manzarek [15] vs. (29) Eddie Van Halen [4] +

(13) Leon Russell [6] vs. (20) Billy Joel [13] +

(6) Herbie Hancock [16] vs. (27) Garth Hudson [3] +

(11) Billy Preston [13] vs. (22) Johann Sebastian Bach [6] +

(3) Keith Emerson [16] vs. (30) John Paul Jones [3] +

(14) Chick Corea [14] vs. (19) Bill Payne [5] +

(10) Steve Winwood [14] (23) Dave Brubeck [4] ++

(7) Jon Lord [8] vs. (26) George Gershwin [10] ++

(15) Ray Charles [14] vs. (18) Roy Bittan [4] ++

(2) Stevie Wonder [15] vs. (31) John Evan [3] ++

Note: The font is odd because I used Microsoft Word to tally votes (a technique explained to me by YankeeLuvnGator.  Thanks Yank!)

 


 

Therefore, here are the matchups for Round 2:

(1) Rick Wakeman vs. (16) Richard Wright

(8) Al Kooper vs. (9) Jerry Lee Lewis

(5) Elton John vs. (12) Tony Banks

(4) Ray Manzarek vs. (20) Billy Joel

(6) Herbie Hancock vs. (11) Billy Preston

(3) Keith Emerson vs. (14) Chick Corea

(10) Steve Winwood vs. (26) George Gershwin

(2) Stevie Wonder vs. (15) Ray Charles

 


 

Note: This tournament will be set up "March Madness Style" as opposed to, say, "Stanley Cup Playoff Style."  This means that the above matchups should be envisioned as if in a bracket and the best seed remaining does not necessarily play the worst seed remaining.

Once again, I will only vote if there is a tie.  Voting for Round 2 will close on Monday, July 14, at 11 AM EST.

Happy Posting!

-The Muffin Man

Category: General
Posted on: July 1, 2008 11:27 am
Edited on: July 1, 2008 11:29 am
 

Best Keyboardists In Music - Round 1 REVISED

Welcome to The Bakery!  For those of you who posted in the preliminary round, welcome back!  To those of you here for the first time, we are deciding the title of "Greatest Keyboardist Ever - As Chosen By The Members Of The CBS Sportsline Community."  A big thank you to everyone who participated in the first round!

In the preliminary round, 85 different keyboardists were mentioned.  Every keyboardist mentioned in someone's top ten received one vote.  Other "Honorable Mentions" received 1/2 a vote.  To see the preliminary round blog, click here: http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/8737312/8965841
.

Knoxvillepat, Rhino3434, and iamayanksfan have very kindly pointed out mistakes that I made.  These mistakes change almost all of the matchups, so I am starting Round 1 over.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  Changes are in bold.  Without further ado, here are the results of Round 1:

Rick Wakeman received 14 votes,

Stevie Wonder received 10 votes,

Keith Emerson received 9.5 votes,

Ray Manzarek received 7.5 votes,

Elton John received 7 votes,

Herbie Hancock received 6 votes,

Al Kooper and Jon Lord received 5.5 votes,

Steve Winwood and Jerry Lee Lewis received 5 votes,

Billy Preston, Tony Banks, and Leon Russell received 4.5 votes,

Chick Corea received 4 votes,

Ray Charles received 3.5 votes,

Richard Wright, Roy Bittan, and Nicky Hopkins received 3 votes,

Bill Payne, Billy Joel and Diana Krall received 2.5 votes,

Billy Powell, Greg Allman, Garth Hudson, Warren Zevon, Eddie Van Halen, George Gershwin, John Paul Jones, Dave Brubeck, and Johann Sebastian Bach received 2 votes,

John Evan and Tori Amos received 1.5 votes,

Little Richard, Floyd Cramer, Mickey Gilley, Jimmy Smith, Ken Hensley, Chris Stainton, Chuck Leavell, Bob Van Camp, Rabbit Bundrick, Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi, Thomas Dolby, Allen Evans, Brian Eno, Ed Harsch, Ian Stewart, Edgar Winter, Clifford Carte, Jan Hammer, Seth Justman, Bob James, Stan Kenton, Beethoven, Jordan Rudess, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Joey DeFransesco, Glenn Guild, Stanislav Bunin, Bill Bryne, Lyle Mays, Roger Hodgson, Kerry Minnear, Joni Mitchell, Greg Rollie, George Duke, and Joe Jackson received 1 vote,

and Vince Clark, Andrew Fletcher, Alan Wilder, Donald Fagen, James Newton, Johnie Johnson, Robert Fripp, Michael Pindar, Ian Hunter, Bryan Ferry, John Locke, Leo Lyons, Vince Welnick, and Michael Cotton received .5 votes.

The Muffin Man also received one vote...

I must admit that I've never even heard of about half of the keyboardists mentioned.  Therefore, if I made a mistake tallying votes (due to multiple names, etc. or any other reason) please notify me so I can fix it (again).


Since 32 keyboardists received 1.5 votes or more, these 32 will enter the elimination rounds.  Seeding is based on total # of votes.  I broke all ties by choosing the keyboardist who I thought was more important towards making music what it is today.  Here are the Round 1 matchups (seeding in parenthesis)

(1) Rick Wakeman vs. (32) Tori Amos

(16) Richard Wright vs. (17) Nicky Hopkins

(8) Al Kooper vs. (25) Greg Allman

(9) Jerry Lee Lewis vs. (24) Billy Powell

(5) Elton John vs. (28) Warren Zevon

(12) Tony Banks vs. (21) Diana Krall

(4) Ray Manzarek vs. (29) Eddie Van Halen

(13) Leon Russell vs. (20) Billy Joel

(6) Herbie Hancock vs. (27) Garth Hudson

(11) Billy Preston vs. (22) Johann Sebastian Bach

(3) Keith Emerson vs. (30) John Paul Jones

(14) Chick Corea vs. (19) Bill Payne

(10) Steve Winwood vs. (23) Dave Brubeck

(7) Jon Lord vs. (26) George Gershwin

(15) Ray Charles vs. (18) Roy Bittan

(2) Stevie Wonder vs. (31) John Evan


 

 

Note: I'm not sure if this is like the other music - related vote offs on here, but this tournament will be set up "March Madness Style" as opposed to, say, "Stanley Cup Playoff Style."  This means that the above matchups should be envisioned as if in a bracket and the best seed remaining does not necessarily play the worst seed remaining.

Once again, I will only vote if there is a tie.  Voting for Round 1 will close on Monday, July 7, at 11 AM EST.

Happy Posting! (and sorry for the mistakes)

-The Muffin Man

Category: General
Posted on: June 29, 2008 12:46 pm
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Best Keyboardists In Music - Preliminary

First of all, welcome to The Bakery!

Given the success of Bong's "Greatest Frontman" blog (http://the-bong-show.blogs.sportsli
ne.com/mcc/blogs/entry/7488048/8718
818
) and DaFan's "Greatest Guitarist" blog (http://da-fan-in-japan.blogs.sports
line.com/mcc/blogs/entry/8450026/89
47994
) I decided to create a "Greatest Keyboardist" blog.  As I am a keyboardist and piano player myself this is a special area of interest for me.

Here in the preliminary round, any keyboardists that you think were an important part of music history or that are simply great musicians may be mentioned.  Please post up to ten keysmen or keyswomen that you think deserve the title of "Greatest Keyboardist Ever - As Chosen By The Members Of The CBS Sportsline Community."  These may a rock music player, ex. Rick Wakeman, or they could be a jazz keyboardist or electronica (ex. Edgar Froese of Tangerine Dream).  To throw in a twist, they could even be classical keyboardists such as Mozart of Beethoven - whoever you like!  If you post more than ten, the additional posts will be counted as "honorable mentions" unless there are not enough votes.  At the end of this round, I will tally up the votes and seed the top sixteen keyboardists accordingly (or 32 if enough votes are received).  Although I am casting a vote in this round, after this I will only vote if there is a tie.

The voting will close at 11 AM US Eastern Standard Time on June 29.

Feel free to comment on other posts, but remember to be respectful to all.  Any comments that I believe to be overly rude or offensive will be removed and that persons votes will not be counted.

Finally, I would like to thank YankeeLuvnGator, Da Fan in Japan, The Bong Show, and brewcrew 333, as well as everyone on the various song games and the "What Are You Listening To" thread for inspiring me to create this blog and also for welcoming me to the Community.

Happy Posting!

-The Muffin Man

PS - I am still looking for song and band names.  If you have any ideas, please comment on my other blog: http://www.sportsline.com/mcc/blogs
/entry/8737312/8737357
.  Thanks.

Category: General
Posted on: June 7, 2008 10:03 am
Edited on: June 7, 2008 12:22 pm
 

Song/Band Names

In my spare time, I like to write music for the band that I am in.  However, I can never think of any good song titles (my last song was named "Who Cares?").  Can anyone think of any original song titles?  (funny, serious, etc.)

Also, our band doesn't really have a name.  Can anyone think of a catchy band name?

It will be interesting to see what kinds of ideas everyone has.  All are welcome to voice their thoughts.

-The Muffin Man

Category: General
Tags: Bands, Music
 
 
 
 
 
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