MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 549: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2019

ALBUMS

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  • THE ISLEY BROTHERS: THIS OLD HEART OF MINE: 1966: SOUL: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: A pretty good album for Motown- not known for great albums but great singles in this era. I never think of The Isley Brothers as a Motown band- and they didn’t stay there long- feeling like they were treated like second stringers they would leave for Buddah Records then to form their own label.

The Beatles, holding marching band instruments and wearing colourful uniforms, stand near a grave covered with flowers that spell "Beatles". Standing behind the band are several dozen famous people.

  • THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND: 1967: ROCK: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL:

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  • THE BROTHERS JOHNSON: BLAM: 1978: SOUL: 3 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL: There is no “Strawberry Letter 23” on this album but it has its moments. Louis Johnson the bass player- would later play on an album called Thriller.

The words "The Beatles" embossed on a plain white background, with a serial number in the lower right

  • THE BEATLES: WHITE ALBUM: 1968:  ROCK: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: VINYL:

Motown: The Complete No. 1's [11 CD Box Set]

  • MOTOWN: THE COMPLETE  1’S: 2017: SOUL: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: APPLE:  In disc 2 it is still the 1960’s and Motown is still in Detroit. All is well. Again I’d much rather listen to a 10 disc best of Motown than just one that had #1 hits on it.
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5 responses to “MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 549: WEDNESDAY AUGUST 21, 2019

  1. I really like This Old Heart of Mine album. I’m a Isley Brothers enthusiast so I would give it a solid 5. The Isley’s were hugely instrumental in just about all phases of pop music. They were early rock influencers. They were pioneers of “shag” music. They were pioneers of hard core funk. They were instrumental in the evolution of the soul ballad. And then, there’s Ron Isley. He is one of the very best guitarists of all time. He was one of Stevie Ray Vaughn’s favorite guitarists.

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