- THE BEATLES: HELP! 1965: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- STEVE EARLE: GUY: 2019: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Going to see Steve on the Guy Tour this evening [Tuesday} so one more go around on the album before the concert.
- FRANK SINATRA: FRANK SINATRA SINGS FOR ONLY THE LONELY: 1958: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Frank Sinatra died 21 years ago today have to listen to some Frank today. This is another of his concept albums from the 1950’s at Capitol- like In The Wee Small Hours and Where Are You?- another album of torch songs. Nelson Riddle back with the arranging on this album. He was good at switching up the tempo on the album releases. He is still flying high at Capitol as the decade was nearing its end.
- FRANK SINATRA: COME DANCE WITH ME: 1959: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: After the torch song concept of the last album this one is full of upbeat dance tunes. Sinatra switches up his arrangers again- back with Billy May. Won the Grammy for Album of the Year.
- JOHN LENNON &YOKO ONO: SOME TIME IN NEW YORK CITY: 2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Well this is better than first three John and Yoko albums- the problem I’ve always had with this is- this is a double album- the first album is studio recordings- marred of course by Miss Ono but it does have a few good moments- the second album is a live recording- did the world need 16:01 of Don’t Worry Kyoko?
- THE BEATLES: RUBBER SOUL: 1965: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- THE BEATLES: REVOLVER: 1966: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:
- MERLE HAGGARD: DOWN EVERY ROAD: DISC 1: 1996: 5 STAR OUT OF 5 STARS: I got in 3 of the 4 discs of this Merle box set. Came out in 1996- Merle would go on another two decades but this covers all the hits and essential material from 1962-94. His last country hit was in 1989 which isn’t to say he didn’t make any more interesting music in the last three decades of his life- country music radio just went to Barf. I am a big fan of classic country music and Merle is my favorite. Outstanding box set. Goes in chronological order. Will listen to disc 4 tomorrow.
- MERLE HAGGARD: DOWN EVERY ROAD: DISC 2:
- MERLE HAGGARD: DOWN EVERY ROAD: DISC 3: