MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 44- MONDAY APRIL 2, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • TRACY CHAPMAN: TRACY CHAPMAN: 1988: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: This album was released thirty years ago on Thursday. The album went to #1 as did the single “Fast Car.” one of my favorite 1980’s songs. Other favorites-Talkin’ About A Revolution, Mountain’s O Things, Why?, Behind The Wall.  This was an out of nowhere smash. Still a great listen.

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  • STEVE EARLE: SIDE TRACKS: 2002: 3 1/2 STARS:IPOD This is a collection of odds and ends that hadn’t made it on Steve Earle’s albums over the years- favorites- Ellis Unit One, Some Dreams,  and covers of Breed, Johnny Too Bad and Willin’. Not essential unless you are a big Steve Earle fan which I am.

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  • MILES DAVIS: KIND OF BLUE: 1959: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: The biggest selling and one of the most famous jazz albums ever- by one of the music’s greats. I don’t listen to jazz as much as I should- but when I do Miles Davis is my favorite jazz musician to listen to.

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  • THE DOO WOP BOX: VOLUME 3: DOO WOP’S GOLDEN AGE 1957-59: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: As I slowly go about listening to the Doo Wop Box [1 out of 3 box sets in the series}- favorite songs on this disc- Get A Job- The Silhouettes, Book Of Love- The Monotones, I Wonder Why- Dion and The Belmonts, For Your Precious Love- Jerry Butler and The Impressions, Little Star-The Elegants, Tears On My Pillow- The Imperials, Ten Commandments of Love- Harvey and The Moonglows, 16 Candles-The Crests, Since I Don’t Have You- The Skyliners, A Teenager In Love- Dion and The Belmonts, Who’s That Knocking-The Genies, I Only Have Eyes For You- The Flamingos.

Since I didn’t get to listen to Celtic Crush when it aired Sunday morning, this evening I listened to the three hours on demand.

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2 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 44- MONDAY APRIL 2, 2018

  1. Tracy Chapman’s first album is a true gem, in my opinion. “Fast Car” and “Talkin’ ‘Bout A Revolution” are among my favorite tunes from the late 80s. I also have her sophomore record “Crossroads,” which I like as well. Afterwards, I completely lost track of her.

    According to Wikipedia, she still appears to be active, though it’s been almost 10 years since the release of her most recent studio album.

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