In the mood for a Hogs story? Yea, you’ve probably heard enough. So how about a Dogs story? Hogs 4, March 2012. What a year. We had moved to our 3rd location and second within City Park aka City Pork. We had somehow managed to convince the Park to let us turn the Frisbee Golf… Continue reading Dr. John – Gris Gris
Where does one start with The Beatles? Let’s begin at the end. Technically, Let It Be was released (1970) after Abbey Road (1969), but Let It Be was recorded before AB. Allegedly, the Fab Four were in a lengthy fight over the mix for LIB. Abbey Road is a confusing album to me. It seems so… Continue reading The Beatles – Abbey Road
Billie Holiday’s music is the easiest way to travel through time. Born Elinore Fagan (allegedly), she changed her name to Billie in honor of the silent film star Billie Dove. Holiday possesses a voice with feverish emotional character. Her syncopations work like brush strokes on canvas. Her voice has the ability to not only paint… Continue reading Billie Holiday – Commodore Jazz Classics
My dad, your granddad, tirelessly listened to just three artists as we were growing up: Buddy Holly, Leonard Cohen, and Roy Orbison. If you’re going to restrict yourself to just these balladers, not the worst selection. While I greatly enjoy Holly and Cohen, Roy Orbison was able to make a mark on me that has… Continue reading Roy Orbison – The Very Best of Roy Orbison
The greatest live album ever produced. My favorite solo performer of all time. Mr. Soul. There is no album that can comparably capture the frenetic energy between singer, band, crowd and room. Sam Cooke is a vocal magician who has the ability to cast a hypnotizing spell on his audience, but instead of lulling your… Continue reading Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club – One Night Stand!
This is it! This is where it all began. This is the first record I remember exploding from Kiki and Granddad’s speakers and coursing through me. Sadly, and nothing degenerative, I do not have very many memories before the age of 7 (which is crazy considering how much we have done in your first 6… Continue reading Diana Ross and The Supremes – Greatest Hits