Friday March 21, 2014 Music Night

I got this invite from Cats that has been passing around Facebook. It asks you to name 12 influential albums (for you) and pass it on to ten friends. Here is the list I composed.

RULES: in your status update, list 12 albums that have stayed with you over the years in some way. Don’t take too long on this list. – Just a few minutes. These don’t have to be great records, or critical darlings, just ones that mean something to you personally. Then tag 10 or more of your friends, including me so I can see your list! Anyone not tagged but otherwise interested is still invited to play.
Not necessarily in this order:
1. Otis Spann (Archive of Folk Music) -Blues piano
2. Antiques and Inventions – Dry Branch Fire Squad – Bluegrass
3. Django Reinhardt et Le Quintet du Hot Club de France – Gypsy Jazz
4. Beggars Banquet – Rolling Stones
5. Panic- Caravan Palace – Electro Swing
6. The Very Best of the Shirelles – The Shirelles
7. Hat Trick – The Wiyos
8. The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
9. Moondawn – Klaus Schulze – electronica
10. Dance album of Carl Perkins – Carl Perkins – Rockabilly
11. Made in the Shade – Red Stick Ramblers – Cajun
12. Right – Bill Cosby – Comedy

Honorable Mention – The Last Poets – The Last Poets –

Do you have a list to share?

I’m going to start tonight with my ‘honorable mention.’ I have never been a fan of ‘rap’ or ‘hip hop’ but the Last Poets arguably are the foundational roots of that genre. Their debut self titled album (1970) contributed to that politically charged era.

17 thoughts on “Friday March 21, 2014 Music Night

  1. Here’s my twelve. I didn’t include comedy because this is about music.

    Allman Brothers – At Fillmore East

    Beach Boys – Pet Sounds

    Carole King – Tapestry

    Carpenters – Close To You

    Chicago – Chicago Transit Authority

    Gene Pitney – Big Sixteen

    Linda Ronstadt – Living in the USA
    Linda Ronstadt – What’s New

    Steely Dan – Countdown To Ecstasy
    Steely Dan – Royal Scam
    Steely Dan – Aja

    Walker Brothers – Take It Easy

  2. In no particular order:

    1) Duran Duran – Rio
    2) Holst – The Planets
    3) Tears For Fears – Songs From The Big Chair
    4) Porgy And Bess – Houston Grand Opera 1976 Recording
    5) Gershwsin – Rhapsody In Blue/American In Paris/Concerto In F
    6) Bernstein – Symphonic Dances From West Side Story
    7) Stravinsky – Firebird/Rite Of Spring
    8) Copland – Appalachian Spring
    9) Thomas Dolby – Golden Age of Wireless
    10) Enya – Watermark
    11) George Winston – The Music of Vince Guaraldi
    12) Sergio Mendes – Herb Alpert Presents Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66

  3. Also in no particular order:

    Beatles – Red and Blue album (that’s a two-fer)
    Neil Young – Harvest
    Led Zepplin – I – IV (that’s a four-fer)
    CSNY- Deja-vu
    Daniel Lanois – Acadie
    Kate and Anna McGarrigle – Kate and Anna McGarrigle
    Police – Outlandos d’Amour
    Tony Rice – Manzanita
    Neil Diamond – Tap Root Manuscript
    The Who – Who’s Next
    Ten Years After – Live at the Fillmore East
    The Who – Quadraphinia

    Kate and Ann – The Swimming Song

  4. Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
    Lindisfarne – Back and Fourth
    ELO – Out of the Blue
    Midnight Oil – Diesel and Dust
    Men They Couldn’t Hang – Waiting for Bonaparte
    Concrete Blonde – Bloodletting
    Who – Who’s Next
    Echo and The Bunnymen – Songs to Learn and Sing
    Whitesnake – Live in the Heart of the City
    Black Sabbath – Heaven and Hell
    Rainbow – Rising
    Dio – Stand Up and Shout

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