What songs would you describe as "Lush"?

alieNDNalieNDN 2,181 Posts
edited July 2015 in Strut Central
Nat King Cole - Marnie




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  • bassiebassie 11,710 Posts
    Great topic!


    Julia - Ramsey Lewis


    Light My Fire - Shirley Bassey


    Children at Play - Marcia Griffiths

    99% of Tilahun Gessesse music.





  • strataspherestratasphere Blastin' the Nasty 1,033 Posts



    I always thought this song was particularly lush.

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,249 Posts



    Lyrics by da Pope, no less.

  • JuniorJunior 4,853 Posts
    Nat King Cole is pretty much my definition of Lush.

    Interesting to see different people's definitions....

    Anyway, Marvin Gaye - After the Dance



    Air - Playground Love



  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,378 Posts







    Jimster

  • trzakhstantrzakhstan IA 198 Posts


  • kalakala 3,339 Posts
    Ajphex"s xmas eve is lush defined



  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,378 Posts
    a lot of this album puts me there, in my distant mind



  • finelikewinefinelikewine "ONCE UPON A TIME, I HAD A VINYL." http://www.discogs.com/user/permabulker 1,416 Posts
    as a non native english speaker I'm struggling with the meaning of "lush". I looked it up in the dictionary and all the translations didn't seem to be appropriate. So I guess it has some kind of double meaning, which doesn't translate to my mother tongue. Just out of the context of the stuff that has been postet yet, my guess is it means easy listening with predominant strings. Am I far out with this meaning?


  • ketanketan Warmly booming riffs 2,378 Posts
    it's a vibe to me

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,249 Posts
    as a non native english speaker I'm struggling with the meaning of "lush". I looked it up in the dictionary and all the translations didn't seem to be appropriate. So I guess it has some kind of double meaning, which doesn't translate to my mother tongue. Just out of the context of the stuff that has been postet yet, my guess is it means easy listening with predominant strings. Am I far out with this meaning?

    Yeah, in short, a vibe. 

    It's the old "Talking about music is like dancing about oranges." argument.

    Or like Pornography - hard to define precisely but you know it when you see it.

    To me, use of "Lush" to describe music should imply multiple layers of sound (a gap in which strings fit well), deep harmonies, chordally or vocally, and a chilled pace otherwise you miss the beauty.  Like a musical slow exhale on some exotic beach.

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  • jjfad027jjfad027 1,594 Posts
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    Lonnie Liston Smith- Love Beams


  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    FLW, yes, strings are often described as Lush.
    You could say billowy, flowing, floating, softness.
    And what people said above.




  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Strayhorn's Lush Life is one of my favorite songs.

  • LaserWolfLaserWolf Portland Oregon 11,518 Posts
    Just fell in love with this record.
    Totally lush. No strings, except bass.




  • Big_StacksBig_Stacks "I don't worry about hittin' power, cause I don't give 'em nuttin' to hit." 4,670 Posts

    Hey,

    This is lush:

    Peace,

    Big Stacks from Kakalak


  • staxwaxstaxwax 1,456 Posts


    first track that come to mind


    JimsterJuniorLaserWolf

  • JimsterJimster Twilight Zone/ Al Capone/ Rolling Stone/ Eva Perón 6,249 Posts
    staxwax said:


    first track that come to mind


    Like being fired into a rainforest
    JuniorstaxwaxLaserWolf

  • as lujon was taken, the second one to spring to my mind was 
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