#88 Tim Buckley – Goodbye and Hello

I have decided to change the way I title the blog posts for 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. From this post onward I will have the number of the album in the book, the artist and the album title. Actually, the book has albums out of order, but I tried to change a few of them. It was a headache! I will return to the book’s order soon. And finally, I […]

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1001 Albums #85

The Beau Brummels fourth album Triangle came out to critical acclaim, but the fountain of hit singles did not follow the great reviews. Vocalist Sal Valentino would get comparisons to Bob Dylan and Gene Clark of The Byrds. I can tell you that he is a better singer than Clark. The album triangles on three genres: country rock, folk rock and psychedelic pop […]

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1001 Albums #62

Fred Neil’s self-titled album is not easy to find anywhere. He was never successful as a folk artist. He spent his life trying to preserve the life of dolphins. Thank God. His music is interesting in the first song “Dolphins”, but the lyrics and his voice does not help me like the song. It sounds […]

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1001 Albums #56

Bert Jansch self-titled album Bert Jansch is one I have never heard of. I have never heard of Bert Jansch either. Perhaps it has to do with him singing folk music and being from Scotland. I really do not know a lot about folk music, except that they all go to festivals and where old clothing from 500 A.D. England. I think they […]

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1001 Albums #50

Bringing It All Back Home is the fifth studio album from Bob Dylan. I cannot tell you how excited I was when I saw another album of his on the list. I was surprised that the book and other critics skipped his two albums from 1964 The Times They Are a-Changin’ and Another Side of Bob Dylan. It seems they were not well loved. I will skip them for now, but return to them at a later date. Dylan fans were not happy […]

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1001 Albums #24

I am surprised Joan Baez is the first white female to make the list. I have never heard of her music, but I am not into folk music. I was excited for the 60s to arrive, but Baez’s self-titled album made me regret it. She is not horrible if you like female chipmunks singing. Or […]

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1001 Albums #22

I have never heard of Marty Robbins and from the cover of the album Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs I thought this is definitely not my type of music. I am not a gunslinger. In fact, I have a fear of guns. And if you know me I hate country music. As I listened to […]

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1001 Albums #17

As I listen to Jack Elliott’s album Jack Takes the Floor, I wonder how did a Jewish boy get inspired to become a cowboy in Brooklyn New York and then become a folk singer who recorded his folk album in England. Elliot’s mentor was Woodie Guthrie, the folk singer of the 30s to the 50s […]

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