an ocean roars

Day 76: “Pretend that you’re a singer or you’re part of a band. What do you want to call your first album?” That is really an easy one because I would call it the same as my blog an ocean roars. I would use small letters. It represents me using my voice to speak my […]

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1001 Albums #33

The Bossa Nova craze was fueled in the States in 1962 when the album Jazz Samba by Stan Getz and Charlie Byrd was released. Getz toured Brazil in 1961 and brought back the “new trend” or “new wave” of jazz and samba fusion. If you do not like samba, jazz, or the horns, then I […]

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1001 Albums #16

I think I do not like the beginning of rock and roll. It was too simplistic for me. At first I thought I do not like old music, but I realised from listening to Billie Holiday and remembering that I love classical music that is not the case. I actually prefer Holiday’s 50s voice over […]

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1001 Albums #5

Fats Domino (Yes, he called himself Fats, but today he could not get away with that name. It would hurt the feelings of all the fat people) is someone I have heard of and someone I have heard a few songs from, but I would not consider myself a fan at all. I appreciate what […]

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1001 Albums #4

Three albums behind me and I have not heard from one artist who writes his own songs. It seems that artist in the 50s were not able to write their own music. The Louvin Brothers wrote a couple songs as does today’s musician Louis Prima who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana did on his […]

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1001 Albums #3

Tragic Songs of Life by The Louvin Brothers should have been titled Tragic Songs to Comment Suicide To. I will be honest with you. I hate country music. It sounds like a cat being raped by an elephant. I imagine a bunch of kitties with little collars that have #metoo stamped on it when I […]

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1001 Albums #2

When I saw that Elvis Presley’s first album was the second one on the list I felt relieved. I know who he is because my grandfather watched his films all the time while he was getting his drinking done. I know a lot of Presley’s songs and he is the “King of Rock and Roll.” […]

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1001 Albums #1

When I started looking at the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die I realised that there are so many albums I have never heard of and so many albums that I have no interest in listening to at all. And I thought I have loved music all my life, but I have […]

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