The Shangri-Las - I Can Never Go Home Anymore (1965)
The Shaggs – Philosophy Of The World (1969)
More girl group worship.
Coffee, Smoke, Bollywood Industrial
One of my favorite parts about having a record collection is the morning spins. Playing NIN back to back with some classic Lata Mangeshkar Bollywood love songs. The nearly 60 year old record plays and looks/sounds better than the one I bought new, just a few weeks ago. Dimples look cute on smiles, not vinyl.
Coffee, Smoke, Neil
The morning sun has washed out the colors to this photo, I’ll take it. I mostly subscribe to the idea that “Best Of” compilations don’t really count as albums per se. That said, I can’t think of a better compilation than this 1976 3lp set. Like most Neil fans I have a whole bunch of his discography, but Decade is just about as perfect a way to soundtrack the day’ ahead. National treasure, of the most crotchety variety.
Spinning my original mono copy in tribute to master João Gilberto, who passed away yesterday at age 88.
My lady came down with some coffee, Sunday hangout. Upon listening to the very first passages she remarked “OMG I’m seeing that entire period we were first dating, flashing right before me.”
That was 2001. His guitar is permanent fabric to the most important and treasured of my life’s soundtrack.
Obrigado, Sr. Gilberto
The Story Of Blue Note Records
#985/1000 Numbered Copies
Wayne Shorter – Schizophrenia (1969)
Coffee, Smoke, Jazz
Stanley Cup and NBA Playoffs done; stronger focus on music. I gave the Horace Silver and Dexter Gordon lps a quick spin yesterday but today is the day. Deep listening, immersed in liner notes, taking in as much as I can. Blue Note is 80 years old; the learning never stops. Listen to the Spotify links below, they tell a helluva story
70′s blues spin sesh for getting over the Wednesday hump. Favorite King, 2 favorite Alberts in Blues. Tougher than tough.
Big Mama Thornton – In Europe (1966)
Big Maybelle – “Gabbin’ Blues” And Other Big Hits (1968)
Each of these ladies would qualify as the perfect embodiment of what a blues belter would be. Raw, primal and powerful; the roadmap for rock n’ roll. If you haven’t had a chance to check out Big Maybelle, check out the music link below and be amazed. Big Mama’s down there as well but I figure she needs no introduction.
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Axis: Bold As Love (1967)
Buddy Miles – Them Changes (1970)
Coffee, Smoke, Funk
A very good period in music. The Hendrix effect was everywhere.I dig Noel Redding’s Fat Mattress project as well, but I’m of the camp that digs the Band Of Gypsys lineup above all. Buddy Miles n’ Billy Cox brought the funk.
The 13th Floor Elevators – The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (1966)
Well, damn. We lost Roky Erickson today, a pioneer of the 60′s American (and worldwide) psychedelic/garage rock movement. Let’s pay tribute, spin em if you got em, share your stories.
The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators (1966)