My Music Listening Journal 1971: Day 16: Saturday January 16, 1971.
- BILL WITHERS: JUST AS I AM: 1971: 5 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: ITUNES: SOUL: I featured a track from this album “Grandma’s Hands” a few days ago- and that got me into a mood where I wanted to listen to some Bill. His first two albums are my favorites- this one features a song I am sure everyone has heard “Ain’t No Sunshine” #3 in the Billboard Pop Hot 100. Rolling Stone ranked this album at #304 in their 500 Greatest Albums list. Mount Rushmore: “Ain’t No Sunshine”, ‘Grandma’s Hands’, “Harlem” and ‘Hope She’ll Be Happier.” Produced by Booker T. Jones- a couple MG’s show up and Stephen Stills plays some guitar. The drummer was Jim Keltner who seems to turn up everywhere in the next few decades.
- DAVID BOWIE:THE RISE AND FALL OF ZIGGY STARDUST AND THE SPIDERS FROM MARS: 1972: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: Bowie’s most famous album and one of his best. A concept album of sorts -the Ziggy Stardust album.The previous album Hunky Dory was full of piano based songs- this one is guitar based songs. Mount Rushmore:-“Five Years”, ‘Moonage Daydream”, “Starman” and “Suffragette City”- hard to just pick four on this one.
- WARREN ZEVON: BACK LUCK STREAK IN DANCING SCHOOL: 1980: 4 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: ROCK: At first I was disappointed in this album but over the years it has grown on me. Zevon’s follow up to his biggest seller- Excitable Boy- which had his only hit Werewolves Of London”- Mount Rushmore: “Empty -Handed Heart,”, “Bill Lee”, “Gorilla You’re A Desperado’, and “Play It All Night Long.”