MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 63: SATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018

ALBUMS

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  • CHRIS STAPLETON: TRAVELLER: 2015: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: In the vast wasteland that is today’s country music Chris Stapleton stands out as a real talent. This was his debut album three years ago which won the Grammy for Country Album of The Year and was nominated for Album of The Year. Outstanding songs and a terrific voice. I can remember well the first time I heard “Traveller” one of my favorite new songs in recent years. I can also remember playing a mix of songs in the car on my IPOD and when Traveller came on my wife ask “Who is this?” Other songs that standout to me-Fire Away, Tennessee Whiskey, Nobody To Blame, Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore, Might As Well Get Stoned. An outstanding album from start to finish maybe there is hope for country music after all.

Listened to hours 2 and 3 of the NEON BEAT from Radio George.

The replay of American Top 40 from April 21st, 1979. A lot of bad stuff on the top 40 that week- 16 of the Top 40 were disco songs- and a mixed bag. There were some good songs in the Top 40 that week- the ones that stand out to me- Roxanne- The Police, Rock and Roll Fantasy- Bad Company, Heaven Knows- Donna Summer, Blow Away- George Harrison, Sultans of Swing-Dire Straits, Heart of Glass-Blondie, Tragedy- Bee Gees, What A Fool Believes- Doobie Brothers. Some of the garbage- Rod Stewart’s worst song ever- Do Ya Think I’m Sexy, Music Box Dancer- Frank Mills, Love Is The Answer- England Dan and John Ford Coley, Superman- Herbie Mann, Just When I Needed You Most- Randy the Vanwarmer. A lot of the songs were just bland and not a bit memorable. I was a dedicated listener every week to AT40 back in those day {I was a senior in high school} and there were a handful of these songs that I have no memory of–Sweet Louis Louise- Ironhorse, Roller- April Wine, Disco Nights- GQ, I Got My Mind Made Up- Instant Funk. When In The Navy by The Village People outshines half the songs in the Top 40…. The number 1 song this week was Amii Stewart “Knock On Wood” a remake of an Eddie Floyd and Steve Cropper song from 1966- disco’ed up. At least Floyd and Cropper got some royalties $$$$$$. Not a bad disco song actually.

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