The Biggest Anthology?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Luvtemps, May 16, 2018.

  1. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

    From their beginning to the end or if they're still recording,who has the longest list of songs[not just hits]would it be-The Beatles-The Temptations-The Beach Boys-Marvin Gaye-The Rolling Stones-Aretha-The Four Tops-The Impressions-James Brown-The Miracles,or some other artist?
  2. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    What would you consider songs worth including? Number ones? Top tens? Top 40s? US or UK or worldwide? Or just quality songs? Just trying to narrow the scope.
  3. Maddin61

    Maddin61 Forum Resident

    Hamburg, Germany
  4. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Quality songs.
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  5. forthlin

    forthlin Forum Resident

    Tony Bennett? Sinatra?
  6. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident Thread Starter

    By all means.
  7. fallbreaks

    fallbreaks Forum Resident

    I think it would be hard to beat Dylan in this category. He's still at it, and every year we've been getting multi-volume box sets that unearth new nuggets. And he straddles the line between songwriter and performer, so limiting it to performances of his own compositions would cover only part of the story. And Sign on the Cross, for example, isn't exactly a great composition, but it's a great example of his genius, and once you open those gates it seemingly goes on forever.
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  8. zphage

    zphage Beatard

    Bucks County, PA
    Eugene Chadbourne




    Current 93
  9. Purple Jim

    Purple Jim Forum Resident

    Little Britain
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  10. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Ella Fitzgerald

    John Zorn

    Frank Zappa
  11. Dillydipper

    Dillydipper Sultan Of Snark

    Oh. Then, Sun Ra. :D
  12. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Would have to be Dylan based on sheer longevity--1961-present--and overall high level of quality throughout.
    Stevie Wonder and Paul McCartney have been around as long, but Wonder hasn't done much the past couple of decades and Paul --who's had far more "hits"---hasn't kept up the pace of Dylan. Ditto The Rolling Stones.
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  13. Ignatius

    Ignatius Forum Resident

    Time-Life owns this quadrant of the galaxy, for better or worse.
  14. ajsmith

    ajsmith Forum Resident

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  15. Darrin L.

    Darrin L. Forum Resident

    Sorry...I consider myself a Dylan fan, but albums like "Self Portrait, "Dylan", "Saved", "Empire Burlesque", "Knocked out Loaded", "Under the Red Sky", "Dylan and the Dead", "Christmas in the Heart" and the latest Sinatra desecrations are not "high quality".
  16. How about Neil Young or Willie Nelson.
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  17. rodentdog

    rodentdog Forum Resident

    Elton John
  18. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

    New Jersey, USA
    Well, I didn't say there weren't any low points. But no one else has bounced back as many times as Dylan has--and I'd say that even taking most of the albums you mentioned into consideration, he has a pretty good track record over nearly 60 years.
  19. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Forum Resident

    Anoka, MN
    From googling 'most prolific musicians' sub-category Who is the most recorded artist in history?: Dr K J Yesudas an Indian singer has recorded over 40,000 songs. Another Indian singer Asha Bhosle who has over 13,000. In 2011, Asha was officially acknowledged by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most recorded artist in music history.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
  20. Corey.h

    Corey.h Well-Known Member

    Dallas, TX
    Willie is the gift that keeps on giving
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  21. Vinyl Richie

    Vinyl Richie Forum Resident

    Obviously, he was the first one that popped into my mind as well.

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  22. gregorya

    gregorya Forum Resident

    Gordon Lightfoot Sings Every Song Ever Written

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  23. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    Neil Young is still releasing albums, new and old, at an astonishing rate. I think he's taken the lead at this point.
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  24. The Zodiac

    The Zodiac God's Lonely Man

    I think he's released four good albums in the past 40 years, personally.

  25. Catfish Stevens

    Catfish Stevens Forum Resident

    Anoka, MN
    Ooh, did I make a faux pas?

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