I don’t like making lists..Music Department…But…

This blog covers favorites in Jazz, R & B, Doo Wop, Pop,Nostalgia and some early Blues and Country-Western. I’m a fan of Edison Cylinders on up but don’t post Rock favorites because they just wouldn’t fit with the overall blog. Just for laughs I thought I would at least list some top favorites in the field. I’ll stick with 1995 (give or take a few years) on up. To list Classic Rock would contain the usual suspects and not really serve a purpose. I will mention that my favorite Rock band of all time is Pink Floyd. Aside from the Pink Floyd catalogue three essential albums from the era are: Old Loves Die Hard-Triumvrat (1976)…..Go w/Stomu Yamashta & Steve Winwood (1976)….S/T-Touch (1968).

The end of an era

The end of an era

Okay…now just for kicks, here are twenty-five bands that are never far from my CD player. I don’t list them in any kind of order or assign numbers to them since they are all favorites. There are a lot more but these are at the front of the pack. So for what it’s worth:

Persephone (The band with lead singer Sonja Kraushofer)…Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds…Epica…Nightwish…Krypteria…Suspyre…Anathema…Edenbridge…Type O Negative…Beyond The Bridge…Nox Arcana…Godspeed You!Black Emperor…Within Temptation…Porcupine Tree…Spock’s Beard…Symphony X…Blackmore’s Knight…Dead Can Dance…Raison D’Etre…Hooverphonic…Kamelot…Tangerine Dream…Love Is Colder Than Death…Mostly Autumn…Over The Rhine.

Favorite performer of all time:

Tom Waits

Tom Waits

From his debut “Closing Time” in 1973 to last year’s “Bad As Me”, he’s never struck a bad note. All of his albums are always close at hand.

Maybe it’s a curse to enjoy pop songs of the early 20th century through the Big Band Era into Jazz masters on to Rock bands etc. but I’ve been a music lover since my earliest memory of enjoying music as a two year old and it’s not uncommon in my house to hear Glenn Miller one hour and Ozzy Osbourne the next. Things can get interesting.

About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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