1001 Albums #52

The Beach Boys were known until 1965 for song about surfing, girls, and cars. The Beach Boys Today! took them in a new direction. At least that is what I have read everywhere. Is it enough to get me to like The Beach Boys? First off the group’s name is unfortunate. They did not think far enough into the future to […]

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1001 Albums #27

I have heard of The Everly Brothers, but not really any of their music, except maybe “Cathy’s Clown” their biggest hit. The good thing about their album A Date with the Everly Brothers is that it is a short date. All of the songs are under three minutes. The Bee Gees, Oasis, The Carpenters, The […]

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1001 Albums #23

I am hoping this is the last jazz album for a while. Dave Brubeck Quartet is the essence of cool jazz and Time Out is filled with seven cool tunes to close out the 50s era of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. I do not have a lot to say about this […]

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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 #15

If there is any of the albums I would liked to have skipped it would be Tito Puente and his album Dance Mania, Vol. 1. I hope volume two is like George Michael’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol 2. It was never made. I do not like Spanish music at all. I do not like the mambo […]

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1001 Albums #14

Growing up in the 80s Prince was one of the magical three or four pop superstars. They ruled the airwaves and MTV. Prince was a musical genius and as androgynous as many other 80s singers. But there is one who is the precursor to Prince. Little Richard is as flamboyant as Prince, but not quite as […]

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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 #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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