MY MUSIC LISTENING JOURNAL: DAY 560: SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 1, 2019

ALBUMS

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  • GEORGE HARRISON: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND: 1981: ROCK: GRADE: B. VINYL: The big song on this album which was his first one after John Lennon’s assassination- was “All Those Years Ago” which was a hit. George was getting disillusioned with the record industry at this point. The reviews of this album are all over the place but while its not his best work- it has its moments.

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  • RICKIE LEE JONES: RICKIE LEE JONES: 1979: ROCK: GRADE: A VINYL: The first time I heard “Chuckie’s In Love” on the radio I ran out and bought the album- which didn’t disappoint either. She won the Grammy for Best New Artist. Her boyfriend around this time- Tom Waits. Must Hear Tracks- Chuckie’s In Love, Young Blood, Easy Money, Last Chance Texaco.. really not a bad song on the album.

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  • BLONDIE: PARALLEL LINES: 1978: ROCK: GRADE: A: VINYL: The first Blondie album I ever bought- and the most consistent one I think. “Heart Of Glass” “Hanging On The Telephone”, “One Way Or Another”, “Picture This”, “Sunday Girl: and the Buddy Holly cover- “I’m Gonna Love You Too” Songs to hear from the album.

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  • ARLO GUTHRIE: AMIGO: 1976: FOLK: GRADE A+. VINYL: I haven’t listened to every album Arlo has ever made but this has to be his greatest- although his most famous song is “Alice’s Restaurant” and his cover of “City Of New Orleans” which was a hit. This album connects from start- to finish- which is a cover of The Rolling Stones “Connection.”

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  • VAN MORRISON: ASTRAL WEEKS:1968: FOLK ROCK: GRADE: A++. VINYL: The greatest album of all times.

  • TOM T. HALL: GREATEST HITS: 1972: COUNTRY: GRADE: A: CD: Tom T. Hall- The Storyteller. Every once in a while I like to break out some Tom T. The first Greatest Hits is stronger overall than Volume II but both have gems. I enjoy listening to the individual albums. My favorite Tom T. Hall song- “That’s How I Got To Memphis.”
  • TOM T. HALL: GREATEST HITS II: 1975: COUNTRY:

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