Tag: Folk Pop

James Taylor – “Sweet Baby James”

James Taylor – “Sweet Baby James”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Picking your 400th record to review isn’t always the easiest of choices to make, for many reasons, one being it has to be something you’re not going to give a low rating to, and it also has to be something that will wow people, but it also,... Read More »

The Dream Academy – “The Dream Academy”

The Dream Academy – “The Dream Academy”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, originally when I was given this LP, I was under the impression I had no idea who this band was, or any of their work. Upon listening, I knew that I had heard the first track before.  The album opens with “Life in a Northern Town”... Read More »

Simon & Garfunkel – “Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits”

Simon & Garfunkel – “Simon and Garfunkel’s Greatest Hits”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  I like to believe that everyone in the world is cultured enough to know who Simon & Garfunkel are, I know a lot of my friends grew up thinking ‘Mrs. Robinson’ was a Beatles song.  The A-Side opens with “Mrs. Robinson” – and we soon go off... Read More »

Mama Cass – “Dream a Little Dream”

Mama Cass – “Dream a Little Dream”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  So, I’m kind of a big Mamas and the Papas fan, I love all of their stuff, and have been trying to get reviews done for each of the members solo albums, so far I got John & Michelle Phillips‘ done. Mama Cass is next, of course.... Read More »

John Sebastian – “Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian”

John Sebastian – “Cheapo-Cheapo Productions Presents Real Live John Sebastian”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes:  “Dear Liner Notes,  This past year has been on the road for me and Catherine. We’ve travelled from festivals to municipals auditoriums to college gyms, back and forth across the country.  Some of the best shows happened en route in our GMC truck, or at rest stops in Fred Neil’s... Read More »

James Taylor – “Gorilla”

James Taylor – “Gorilla”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  James Taylor is kind of a big deal for folk music and singer/songwriter stuff, he’s one of the most recognized singers of that genre and he’s pretty amazing. So, here we go. The album opens with the song “Mexico” and that opening guitar riff is strikingly familiar,... Read More »

America – “History: America’s Greatest Hits”

America – “History: America’s Greatest Hits”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  America’s greatest hits with a guy who looks like Tom Petty on the sleeve.  The album opens with America’s greatest song, “A Horse with No Name” and everything about is amazing. The vocals, the guitar playing, it’s all really out of this world. You know, I first... Read More »

John Phillips – “John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.)”

John Phillips – “John Phillips (John the Wolfking of L.A.)”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: “there are thirty million Johns in the world today, but you’re the one I choose and I’d like to stay, play me a song; sing me a tune and I’ll be very quiet, I won’t leave the room, there are thirty million Johns in the world today, but there is... Read More »

Terry Melcher – “Terry Melcher”

Terry Melcher – “Terry Melcher”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review:  Terry Melcher was one of the big shots in music, he produced such acts as the Byrds, The Beach Boys and Paul Revere and the Raiders – he was the son of Doris Day, a singer himself – with his musical partner Bruce Johnston – and also,... Read More »

Keola & Kapono Beamer – “Honolulu City Lights”

Keola & Kapono Beamer – “Honolulu City Lights”The Sleeve: The Liner/Sleeve Notes: None. Personal Review: I don’t know much about the Beamer brothers, but apparently they’re one of the biggest things to come out of Honolulu. The album opens with the title track, “Honolulu City Lights” – which is a slow song, but still pretty nice. I know I was expecting one... Read More »

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