MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 262: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018

ALBUMS

A woman seated and holding a tapestry with a cat in front of her

  • CAROLE KING: TAPESTRY: 1971: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The most famous and best album of the 1970’s singer-songwriters rage? King was a very successful songwriter with her then husband Gerry Goffin- in fact she was the most successful female songwriter in the second half of the 20th century. She released her first solo album in 1970 and it only did moderate business- then Tapestry came out and was a blockbuster selling 25 million copies, going to #1 and staying on the charts forever- 313 weeks it was the record until Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side Of The Moon came along 724 weeks. It also won a handful of Grammy Awards.

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  • BOZ SCAGGS: SILK DEGREES: 1976: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Tapestry was Carole King’s signature album and Silk Degrees is the album everyone remembers Boz Scaggs by- the album went to #2 and spent 115 weeks on the charts- It’s Over, Ledo Shuffle and Lowdown were top 40 hits- What Can I Say just missed the Top 40 and We’re All Alone was a Top 10 hit for Rita Coolidge in 1977.

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  • RANDY NEWMAN: GOOD OLD BOYS: 1974: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: A concept album -the south seen through of various characters in the  South. My favorite Newman album- along with Sail Away his previous album- highlights-Rednecks, Birmingham, Mr. President, Louisiana 1927, Naked Man, Back On My Feet Again.. Newman does one cover- of The Kingfish Huey Long’s- Every Man A King.
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2 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 262: TUESDAY NOVEMBER 6, 2018

  1. No argument here. These are truly great albums and Tapestry is beyond even that. Glad to see Silk Degrees mentioned here. Boz Scaggs doesn’t get the credit he deserves. He does a great rendition of Loan Me a Dime with Duane Allman on his second album “Boz Scaggs” which may be even better than Silk Degrees.

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