- JIM CROCE: LIFE AND TIMES:1973: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Another one of those albums- the album was released a couple months before Croce died in a plane crash. ‘Bad Bad Leroy Brown” spent 2 weeks at #1- one of those songs I remember hearing every time I was around a radio in the summer of 1973.
- CHRISTOPHER CROSS: CHRISTOPHER CROSS: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: 1979: A soft rock classic. It beat out Pink Floyd’s The Wall for the Grammy Album of the Year. Things that make you go hmmm. His debut album-four Top 20 singles including a #1 in “Sailing.” This is another one of those artists who can still tour nearly forty years later on the strength of one monster hit album.
- FRANK SINATRA: SHE SHOT ME DOWN: 1981: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: The last really good album of Sinatra’s career- an album of torch songs.
- GEORGE HARRISON: LIVING IN THE MATERIAL WORLD: 1973: One of Beatle George’s best solo album. It had a lot to live up to following his debut All Things Must Pass. “Give Me Love” was a #1 hit. An underrated album- easily one of the Top 10 ever Beatles solo albums.
- ATLANTIC RHYTHM AND BLUES: 1947-74. 1958-62: VOL. 4: 1990: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Maybe my favorite disc in this great box set. Ray Charles, The Coasters, Ben E. King and Chuck Willis dominate this set.
- THE BEATLES: YELLOW SUBMARINE: 1969: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: