MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 257: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2018

ALBUMS

The Best of Bread

  • BREAD: THE BEST OF BREAD: 1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Has most of the hits they were known for- if you are into their soft rock you’d want to get the cd version which was released later that has all their hits on them. They were one of the best soft rock bands- at times leaning toward wimp rock but they were masters at what they did. A dozen Top 40 hits during their short career.

Best of Leon

  • LEON RUSSELL” BEST OF LEON: 1976: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Leon Russell only had two Top 40 hits- Tightrope #11 and Lady Blue #14 but was a successful session musician and songwriter for many years and recorded 33 albums in his career. Most of his success came in the 70’s. Near the end of his life he made a comeback when he made an album with a longtime fan of his Elton John and they were nominated for a Grammy.  This is a good survey of his work up to the mid-70’s- Delta Lady, This Masquerade and A Song For You- along with the hits are the highlights.

Also listened to Sunday’s edition of Celtic Crush with host Larry Kirwan on The Loft.

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16 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 257: THURSDAY NOVEMBER 1, 2018

  1. A fact that I’m not the proudest of…I probably know every word to Bread’s hits by heart. My sister would either break up with a guy or meet some new guy and the Bread album would be unleashed.

  2. Funny memory about The Best of Bread. When I was in college and dating an athlete, he and some of his teammates were moving into a house together. I went over to help, and while they were getting everything in place, they had this album playing over and over on the record player, literally all day, haha. I thought at the time that they must not be worried about being laughed at for their music taste. The album was probably 10 years old by then. There are several songs on the album that I really love.

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