MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 450: MONDAY MAY 13, 2019

ALBUMS

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  • DONOVAN” GREATEST HITS: 1969: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Who would have thought- when this was released Donovan was only 22 years old- he had 11 Top 40 hits in the UK and 11 Top 40 hits in the US- [ oddly 8 singles were hits in both countries and each country had 3 singles that only hit in their country and not the other}- the odd thing- 50 years after this release Donovan had released 19 more studio albums but he never added another hit to his total. 50 years later this is still his Greatest Hits.

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  • RICHARD P. HAVENS 1983: 1969: 3 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:  A friend of mine who dabbles at concert promotion years ago had Havens come to the school he was at- I once asked him who stood out as being the nicest person had come for a concert and he said Richie Havens.  This is an a double album that came out during Richie Havens year- 1969- before his appearance at Woodstock. Each side has a Beatles song on it- Strawberry Fields Forever/ Lady Madonna/ She’s Leaving Home and With A Little Help From My Friends. He also covers songs from Dylan, Cohen and Donovan-  and some originals. 4 of the 16 songs were recorded live.

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  • FRANK SINATRA: WHERE ARE YOU? 1957: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:Frank’s first album at Capitol without Nelson Riddle arranging- Gordon Jenkins takes his place on this album. An album of down beat torch songs. Another winner.

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  • FRANK SINATRA: COME FLY WITH ME: 1958: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The third different arranger in three albums- Billy May arranged this one- the theme here- is traveling- with stops all around the world.

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  • THE BEATLES: A HARD DAY’S NIGHT: 1964: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:

A photo of the Beatles – George, John, Ringo, and Paul

  • THE BEATLES: BEATLES FOR SALE:
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12 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 450: MONDAY MAY 13, 2019

    • Donovan was so successful so young… to his credit he has kept on at it the last 50 years. I can’t recall him ever being in concert nearby though…

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