Sonny Rollins Volume 2 circa 1957 on Blue Note Records. Ah, the famous BLP1588 - a holy grail amongst Blue Note Collectors and an absolute essential for any Jazz fan irregardless of how recent or old your exposure to jazz has been. This was Sonny’s second album for Blue Note as a leader and in the year 1957, Sonny was listed as one of the new arrivals of the year in the 1957 Metronome Yearbook. However, this man, standing tall with his Tenor Sax has been in the business since 1948 and he truly has something meaningful to say when he licks that reed. Max Roach used to introduce Sonny last on live sets and always exclaimed that he was top of the heap of modern tenor saxophonists. I would not argue otherwise at this point. Many referred to Sonny as his influence and whilst he was being compared to Lester Young and Charlie Parker he was also learning from them. Isn’t it ironic to be compared against your mentors whilst you’re still under their tutelage so to speak? Well, that my folks was the type of musical personality Sonny Rollins possessed. Man, I love this album to the moon and back. Rollins is joiner by Blue Note founding stars like Jay Jay Johnson, Horace Silver, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk and Paul Chambers. Pictured here is a rather obscure NY USA labeled pressing with DG on one side. This particular pressing is probably from the early 60’s as it was pressed by Plastylite and has the ear/p etched in the matrix. Well, this was a recent find for me and I thank friends in high places for this one! It was just a few weeks ago I was lamenting about never being able to own an original NY 23 or 47 W63 press due to the prices and this lands right on my feet. Cover is worn and the vinyl has scuffs but it plays beautifully and clearly. #nowspinning#nowplaying#vinyl#vinylrecord#vinylrecords#vinylcollector#vinylcollection#vinylcollectionpost#vinyljunkie#vinyladdict#vinylgram#vinylporn#vinylparty#vinylcommunity#vinyligclub#vinylclub#jazz#jazzvinyl#musicislife#musicislove#vinyloftheday#ilovevinyl#33rpm#bluenoterecords#rvg#sonnyrollins
The headline of her third album is “You’re So Vain,” which is ranked at #72 on Billboard’s greatest songs of all time.
Her singing is refreshing and upbeat, all the while she speaks to her own short comings while at the Same time points out the flaws in others.
DAY 13: Fave Track On Your Fave Album
#novvinylchallenge by @vinylxdenim and @jaclyn_oconnell •••
INCUBUS — A CROW LEFT OF THE MURDER... (2004)
I missed yesterday’s challenge, so I’m playing catch up! A very difficult challenge as it’s virtually impossible to pick an all-time favorite album. I’m sure most people share that sentiment. For nearly two decades, Incubus has been one of favorite bands. Their fantastic fifth album, “A Crow Left of the Murder,” may not be my favorite Incubus record, but it’s damn close. Released in 2004 (during my senior year of high school), ACLOTM means a whole hell of a lot to me. It was the first new record since becoming a fan years earlier. For the band, this was a transitional record and their first with bassist Ben Kenney. It marked a turning point for the band. Their sound evolved, matured, and became a little more experimental. Fourteen years later, this underrated album remains close to my heart. I keep coming back to it again and again. In particular, “A Crow Left of the Murder” (the title track) is an adventurous, kinetic, burst of energy with excellent guitar work from Mike Einziger. Such a great track. Anyway, I wholeheartedly love this record.
Up late working and needed some music to keep me going! Talk Dirty To Me has always been a fav get up and go song! What’s a song you love off the album?
Poison - Look What the Cat Dragged In - Released: 2nd August 1986. #poison#talkdirtytome#myjam
This is a Mambokat Throwback of an Eduardo Lucero @eduardolucerola illustration. I remember posing for this like it was yesterday. I’ve added color just for fun! Follow the Mambokats @mambokats for future live shows.
Palms is one of those records that’ll grow on you, even when you liked it to begin with... that makes sense right? The songs are so well written, you’ll find something new to love with each listen.
Our Members who chose the Rock Record of the Month in October received this awesome limited edition red marble pressing.
And this month we’re throwing a FREE bonus record into Member and new Subscriber boxes just in time for Xmas;) #yourvinylyourchoice#blindtigerrecordclub#btrc#thrice#membershiphasitsprivileges
Expanding the latent arena rock sensibilities that peppered Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me by slowing them down and stretching them to the breaking point, the Cure reached the peak of their popularity with the crawling, darkly seductive Disintegration. It's a hypnotic, mesmerizing record, comprised almost entirely of epics like the soaring, icy "Pictures of You." The handful of pop songs, like the concise and utterly charming "Love Song," don't alleviate the doom-laden atmosphere. The Cure's gloomy soundscapes have rarely sounded so alluring, however, and the songs -- from the pulsating, ominous "Fascination Street" to the eerie, string-laced "Lullaby" -- have rarely been so well-constructed and memorable. It's fitting that Disintegration was their commercial breakthrough, since, in many ways, the album is the culmination of all the musical directions the Cure were pursuing over the course of the '80s. - AllMusic
Doo-Wops & Hooligans - Bruno Mars; Oct 2010. A little Jackson 5..ish! But still beautiful debut album. Love “Just the Way You Are” and “Talking to the Moon”. Nice coloured vinyl. Thanks for the pressie @meeramishra.