Revisiting my extensive music collection, one artist at a time

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

KamerTunesBlog Year In Review 2012

It’s that time of year again, to look back on all the music I heard over the past 12 months and figure out which were my favorites. In addition to … Continue reading

December 27, 2012 · 42 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 9 – Summer’s Gone / In Conclusion

I love CD box sets. I don’t remember which was my first one, but over the years I’ve acquired close to 200 of them. They come in many shapes, sizes … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · 9 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 8 – Cruisin’, Country and Endless Harmony

In December 1983, drummer/vocalist Dennis Wilson drowned after diving off his yacht into a marina, and although his participation in the group had been sporadic on their previous couple of … Continue reading

October 9, 2012 · 12 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 7 – Trying To Keep The Summer Alive

For the past 7-8 days, I’ve listened numerous times to the five albums released by The Beach Boys between 1976 and 1980. Had I written this post after the first … Continue reading

October 1, 2012 · 31 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 6 – Adding Some Music To Our Day

The Beach Boys ended their association with Capitol Records after the release of the 20/20 album and “Breakaway” single in 1969, and signed a deal with Warner Brothers’ Reprise label … Continue reading

September 20, 2012 · 11 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 5 – Breakaway From The ‘60s…And Capitol Records

After reaching the pinnacle of their creativity with Pet Sounds and the recordings that were supposed to become SMiLE, The Beach Boys fell into a bit of a rut with … Continue reading

September 12, 2012 · 20 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 4 – Pet Sounds, Smiles And Some Wild Honey

Anyone who has followed this blog for the past year and a half knows that I like to revisit a few albums at a time by a particular artist as … Continue reading

September 5, 2012 · 35 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 3 – Christmas In August And California Girls

I spent several days at the beach last week, still humming many of the Beach Boys songs that I covered in my previous post, and I was ready for more … Continue reading

August 29, 2012 · 16 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 2 – Catching A Wave

The first album by The Beach Boys, Surfin’ Safari (1962), is typical of albums from that era in that it features a few hit recordings and a significant amount of … Continue reading

August 18, 2012 · 37 Comments

THE BEACH BOYS Part 1 – Thoughts On An Artist

Back in the ‘70s and early ‘80s I used to listen to The Beach Boys all the time, and I considered myself a pretty big fan. However, I only owned … Continue reading

August 12, 2012 · 29 Comments

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