My Music Listening Journal 2021: Day 22: Friday January 22, 2021.

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  • JOHN PRINE: JOHN PRINE: 1971: 5+ STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: FOLK: John Prine’s debut album. Prine died of COVID-19 last year. His recording career lasted 50 years and he made some great music over the years. His debut album is his best. There are albums when I find it hard to believe the artist wrote the songs- John Prine was in his mid-20’s when he wrote these songs- hard to believe someone that young could be as insightful on the human condition as Prine is in some of these songs {I get the same feeling in listening to Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks. While it was never a big seller- Rolling Stone magazine recently ranked it at #149 in their 500 Greatest Albums Ever list. Mount Rushmore: “Paradise”, “Hello In There”, “Sam Stone” and “Angel From Montgomery.”
  • JOE JACKSON: JUMPIN’ JIVE: 1982: 4 1/2 STARS OUT OF 5 STARS: IPOD: SWING JAZZ: In 1981 both Joe Jackson and Elvis Costello released surprisingly cover albums- which were very good. I am an Elvis fanatic- but have to give Joe Jackson’s Jumpin’ Jive the nod over The King’s Almost Blue. Jackson’s album is a lot of fun- covers of swing and jump blues songs from decades before. Jackson was ahead of his time- the retro-swing revival would happen fifteen years later. Mount Rushmore:”Jumpin’ Jive”, “Five Guys Named Moe”, “Jack, You’re Dead” and “Is You Is Or Is You Ain’t My Baby.” This album always puts me in a better mood after listening to it.

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