MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 45: TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2018

ALBUMS

Mostly cream album cover with black-and-white image of tall, bearded gentleman holding a snow globe in front of a blonde, cape-wearing woman. In the top right-hand corner, it is captioned "FLEETWOOD MAC" and "RUMOURS" below it.

  • FLEETWOOD MAC: RUMOURS: 1977: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: The big pop music album of the late 70’s- there were four Top 10 hits on it including the #1 “Dreams” and to be honest they should have released at least a couple more songs as singles. This was Fleetwood Mac’s eleventh album but the second after the key additions of Lindsay Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to the line-up. This was an album that was a big hit and deserved to be. Not a sub-par song on it. I know they had hits on the first album with Buckingham and Nicks- and after Rumours but this was the career making album that made them more than just another pop group with hits.

 

Blues Masters Vol. 1: Urban Blues

  • BLUES MASTERS: VOLUME 1: URBAN BLUES: 1992: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Cd: Back in 1992-93 Rhino issued a 15 part Blues Masters series- it was called the Essential Blues Collection- always watch that work essential or complete etc.. This is a fine series with a lot of great songs  but there are holes in it. The first volume is Urban Blues- highlights- Kidney Stew Blues- Eddie Vinson, Ain’t Nobody’s Business- Jimmy Witherspoon, Black Nite- Charles Brown, Chain of Love- Joe Turner, The Things That I Used To Do- Guitar Slim, I Feel So Bad- Chuck Willis, Farther Up The Road- Bobby “Blue” Bland, I Can’t Quit You Baby”-Otis Rush and Laundromat Blues-Albert King.

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  • SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER SOUNDTRACK: 1977: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: A double album – it was #1 for 24 weeks in a row. Over forty years later it is still the best selling soundtrack of all time. I dock it a star because in my opinion this should have been a single album- a lot of unnecessary stuff on this. Give me the four Bee Gee’s songs and Yvonne Elliman’s song on side 1- A Fifth of Beethoven -Walter Murphy and the Tavares cover of “More Than A Woman” on side 2, on side 3 the two Bee Gee songs and an edited version of Disco Inferno on side 4- do we really need a 10 minute and 51 second version that closes the album?
  • DOO WOP BOX: THE DOO WOP REVIVAL:1959-1987: DISC 4: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:CD The final disc of the first Doo Wop Box- kind of tails off from the other three discs not that many songs that really knock me out-Just To Be With You- The Passions, Stay-Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs, Blue Moon- The Marcels, Daddy’s Home- Shep and The Limelites, Barbara-Ann- The Regents, Rama Lama Ding Dong- The Edsels, Denise- Randy and the Rainbows and I Do- The Marvelows are ones that I like.

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  • THE MUSIC OF THE ANDES: THE ROUGH GUIDE: 1996: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: CD: Part of The Rough Guide world music series. I am by no means knowledgeable about this music but I like hearing different things. This is an enjoyable listen. Seventeen songs and over an hour of music. Bolivian musicians contribute eleven songs, Peru three, Chile two
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2 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 45: TUESDAY APRIL 3, 2018

  1. I’m a huge fan of the “Rumours” album, which is one of the defining 70s albums, in my opinion.

    And, believe it or not, I also like The Bee Gees, including “Saturday Night Fever,” even though it’s really out of my core wheel house of 60s, blues and classic rock. But frankly so is “Thriller” by Michael Jackson, which I think perhaps is the best pop album of all times.

    The Bee Gees really had an ear for catchy melodies. And these guys knew how to sing harmony. I also like their old stuff from the late 60s.

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