MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL; DAY 476: SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2019

ALBUMS

Citytocity.jpg

  • GERRY RAFFERTY: CITY TO CITY: 1978: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:  An out of nowhere hit in 1977- the album went to #1 and only shenanigans kept Baker Street” from #1.  City To City one of my favorite albums from the year but I without looking I believe Baker Street was my favorite song that year. Rafferty had had some success earlier in the decade with Stealers Wheel but no one could have seen this coming.  He was a reluctant star. Great album.

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

  • THE BEATLES: BEATLES FOR SALE: 1964:

 

  • RAY CHARLES: GENIUS & SOUL: DISC 2: 1999: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: 5 disc box set- 102 songs covering Ray Charles career. Disc 2 is a strong one- it covers his career in chronological order- so as it usually goes the final disc 5 is the weakest.

NeilYoungalbum-ComesATime.jpg

  • NEIL YOUNG: COMES A TIME: 1978: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: My first ‘new’ Neil album-a folk/ country rock album. I’d rank it as one of his more under -rated albums. The rumor is Neil was unhappy with the sound of the original pressing and bought 200,000 copies of it before it was sent out. Neil has said he used the 200,000 vinyl albums he bought up to shingle his barn.

Al Stewart-Year of the Cat (album cover).jpg

  • AL STEWART: YEAR OF THE CAT: 1978: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Al’s 7th studio album was his breakthrough album- and the title track which went to #8 quickly became his signature song. A strong album of songs and a great sounding album- his best- although I do like Time Passages a lot also.

DeanTakePride.jpg

  • DEAN MARTIN: I TAKE A LOT OF PRIDE IN WHAT I AM: 1969: 2 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Dino was never called the hardest working man in showbiz.  In 1969 he spent 2 3 hour sessions making this album and that was it for music that year. At least this album isn’t full of well known covers. There are three songs here I am familiar with- the title track- a Merle Haggard song from that year, Cryin’ Time by this time a Hank standard- covered best by Ray Charles and of course it was 1969 so Dean finishes up with- gag- Little Green Apples. A country music flavored album that Dean cut between golf outings.

7 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL; DAY 476: SATURDAY JUNE 8, 2019

  1. Hans…I’ve looked up Baker Street and there was something about who played the Sax solo…what happened about it not being #1?

  2. Well, that is enough to piss anyone off. We talked about CCR before not getting to number 1 and I wonder if something like this happened. They had a small record company without much clout.

    When I saw what kept it out of number one…I thought of the Denis Leary bit: “And you know what Hell is, folks. It’s Andy Gibb, singing ‘Shadow Dancing’ for eons and eons.”

    • LOL on the Denis Leary line! Yes you have to wonder over the years how many times the charts have been manipulated…

    • The box is 20 years old- I haven’t seen it around anywhere in a long time. Apple Music doesn’t have it. I happened to buy it when it came out- might be a hard to find item??

Comments are closed.