MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 523: THURSDAY JULY 25, 2019

ALBUMS

A landscape monochrome photograph of U2 in the desert sits in the center of a black background. U2 are standing on the left half of the photograph, with a mountain range on the right half. Tiny gold text reading "THE JOSHUA TREE U2" is stretched across the top of the black background.

  • U2: THE JOSHUA TREE: 1987: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: One of my favorite albums ever- saw them touring for the album in the fall of ’87 and saw them do the album twice a couple years back on their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour.

A black and white photograph of Dylan, tinted blue cut into vertical bars

  • BOB DYLAN: SHADOWS IN THE NIGHT: 2015: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Bob is always full of surprises- his doing a song of standards that were all done by the great Sinatra another in a long line of surprising career moves. Very well done.

MagicalMysteryTourDoubleEPcover.jpg

  • THE BEATLES: MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR: 1967: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS:

The "toilet" cover, rejected for the original LP but used on CD reissues

  • THE ROLLING STONES: BEGGARS BANQUET: 1968: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: After a detour with the psychedelic Their Satanic Majesties Request- a return to rock and roll and the first album in what would be their four album Stones ‘classic’ period.

Blues Masters Vol. 1: Urban Blues

  • THE BLUES MASTERS: ESSENTIAL BLUES COLLECTION: VOLUME 1: URBAN BLUES: 1992: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: In 1992 Rhino released what would eventually become an 18 disc history of the blues-covering a lot of different blues styles. After just finishing the new book on Robert Johnson- I felt moved to get this collection back out and go through it- a disc or two a day. Highlights on this- “Kidney Stew Blues”- Eddie Vinson, “Laundromat Blues”- Albert King, “T-Bone Blues”-T. Bone Walker, “I Can’t Quit You Baby” -Otis Rush, “Farther Up The Road”- Bobby Bland, “The Things I Used To Do”- Guitar Slim.

Blues Masters, Vol. 2: Postwar Chicago Blues

  • THE BLUES MASTERS: ESSENTIAL BLUES COLLECTION: VOLUME 2: POST WAR CHICAGO BLUES: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: Vol 2 is excellent- “Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter, Jimmy Reed and of course two of the all time greats Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.

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