1001 Albums #36

Bob Dylan. What can I say about Dylan that has not already been said since he first appeared on the scene with his 1962 self-titled album? I am not sure I will not say anything worthy of his music. This review is for his second album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, which gave him all the […]

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1001 Albums #35

The Beatles is probably the most famous band in the world. But I have never heard one good song by them. I will say the only songs I have ever heard were on the radio or in a film. I am going to give them a proper open-minded and open-hearted listen. Their second album from […]

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1001 Albums #34

Ray Price’s Night Life is a honky tonk country album. Is the fact that he talks about what the album is in the introduction song what makes it honky tonk? Or is it because he is white that it is honky (tonk)? I hate the intro song because I find it weird that he is talking to […]

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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 #32

Do you want to hear something funny? This album is literally called Green Onions. This has got to be the weirdest title so far. Booker T. & the M.G.’s were probably hungry or high when they titled it. And more weirdly is the fact that the title song is really famous. I thought I had […]

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1001 Albums #31

Ray Charles is back on the list with Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music. If you have been following me on this journey or know me in real life, then you know I hate country music. I hate it playing in the house. I hate it as much as I hate a mouse. I hate it coming from the music box. I hate it even if it served me a bagel and lox. I do not […]

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1001 Albums #30

Sunday at the Village Vanguard from jazz pianist and composer Bill Evans another live album to make it to the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. There are a lot of jazz albums on the list and the reason is that jazz musicians had been able to accomplish what the rock and […]

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Bumblebee Transforms A Franchise

I was surprised to hear myself say that I wanted to see Bumblebee, especially since I stopped watching them after the first couple of film. I could not understand how Megan Fox was able to remain free of grease and have perfectly coifed hair after working on an automobile. I barely touch anything on a […]

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1001 Albums #29

At Newport 1960 is the second live album on the list that is recorded at Newport. McKinley Morganfield better known as his stage name Muddy Waters must have heard Duke Ellington’s Ellington at Newport and was inspired to do the same. In general, I am not a fan of live albums. I do not like the talking and the cheering between songs or during a song. There is one exception for a live album. In […]

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1001 Albums #28

I will ask you the age old question. Which came first the headache or Jimmy Smith’s Back at the Chicken Shack? I think I should have eaten first so I did not get a headache at the same time as I listened to this album. Why did Jimmy Smith cross the road? To get Back at the Chicken Shack. I am not sure why he getting back at the Chicken Shack. What did the Chicken Shack ever do to […]

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