Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

ONE AND DONE – My Favorite One-Album Artists Part 4

My original intention was to write two or three posts about my favorite one-and-done artists (side-projects, solo albums, supergroups and any artist with only one album in their discography), but … Continue reading

November 19, 2014 · 8 Comments

ONE AND DONE – My Favorite One-Album Artists Part 3

These one-and-done artists keep coming, and the quality remains extremely high for the third entry in this series. As stated in my previous posts, I’m highlighting side-projects, solo albums, supergroups … Continue reading

November 14, 2014 · 23 Comments

ONE AND DONE – My Favorite One-Album Artists Part 2

Here are ten more examples of one-and-done artists that I’ve enjoyed over the years. As I pointed out in my previous post, I’m highlighting side-projects, solo albums, supergroups and any … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 17 Comments

STEVIE WONDER IN CONCERT – Songs In The Key Of (My) Life

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Stevie Wonder concert at Madison Square Garden. This wasn’t my first Stevie Wonder live experience, as I had previously seen him … Continue reading

November 7, 2014 · 16 Comments

ONE AND DONE – My Favorite One-Album Artists Part 1

Recently I played a few CDs by artists who only released one album before disbanding, and it started me thinking about how many such records I own. Fortunately I’ve catalogued … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · 41 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 5 – Doin’ It For Love / In Conclusion

Daryl Hall & John Oates took seven years off between 1990’s excellent Change Of Season and its lackluster 1997 follow-up, Marigold Sky. It would be another six years until the … Continue reading

October 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 4 – So Close, Yet So Far Away

The appropriately-named Big Bam Boom (1984) marked the end of Daryl Hall & John Oates’ golden era, reaching #5 on the Albums chart and achieving Double Platinum status in the … Continue reading

October 10, 2014 · 8 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 3 – They Did It In A Minute

By the time they released X-Static (1979), Daryl Hall & John Oates were two years removed from the mega success of their #1 single, “Rich Girl,” and with two subsequent … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · 15 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 2 – From A Silver Cover To A Red Ledge

When Daryl Hall and John Oates signed with RCA Records after the release of their third & final Atlantic Records album, War Babies, the change of scenery benefitted both record … Continue reading

September 23, 2014 · 20 Comments

HALL & OATES Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist / The Atlantic Years

When Daryl Hall & John Oates were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2014, I felt a small measure of vindication after championing them for so … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 13 Comments

Compilation Or Catalog? – MY GATEWAY COMPILATIONS Part 2

As I stated in my previous post, I’ve decided to try something slightly different in my Compilation Or Catalog? series. Instead of asking my readers if a particular compilation is … Continue reading

September 8, 2014 · 35 Comments

Compilation Or Catalog? – MY GATEWAY COMPILATIONS Part 1

In each of my previous Compilation Or Catalog? posts I discussed a compilation which was the only album I owned by a particular artist. The goal was to listen to … Continue reading

September 5, 2014 · 48 Comments

THE BLUES BROTHERS – The Most Important Artist Of My Generation?

Are The Blues Brothers the most important artist of my generation? Read on to find out why I think this could be the case. I started writing this post two … Continue reading

August 25, 2014 · 45 Comments

A Friendly Discussion About THE EAGLES

I recently had an email conversation with my good friend Alan Kennedy regarding The Eagles. He and I used to work at the same record company and that’s where we … Continue reading

August 10, 2014 · 102 Comments

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