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9. Count Basie – The Atomic Mr Basie

9. Count Basie – The Atomic Mr Basie

Well, as far as jazz is concerned, I’ve made my point right? Fast Show arty ponce blah blah blah… Well hang on. That’s hardly the attitude is it? Thing is, the more I listen to stuff like this, the more I’ll admit that, like bell peppers and...
5. Fats Domino – This is Fats!

5. Fats Domino – This is Fats!

Fats Domino. Now we’re talking. Despite the valiant efforts of Jive Bunny, a lot of the stuff that came out of the fifties can’t help but feel a little, well not bland but thin. Yeah, with Frank and Elvis and the like there was rich songwriting and energy,...
4. Louis Prima – The Wildest!

4. Louis Prima – The Wildest!

It’s hard not to listen to stuff like this without dreaming you’re in “The Sopranos” for sure, but there’s no denying that this is a capable and fun album, and that it screams energy that you can only imagine would have been sensational...
2. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley

2. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley

Now we’re talking. Elvis Presley. The man who would be The King, young, fired up and just getting ready to rock the world. How I’d left this album for so long I don’t know. It’s not like I ignored Elvis. I’ve had the 1968 Comeback Special...
1. Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours

1. Frank Sinatra – In the Wee Small Hours

Ladies and Gentlemen, Mr Frank Sinatra. This is the first then. Not just the first of the 1001. Not just the first in the book. Not just the first I’m writing about. The first. Or at least, that’s what we’re supposed to think reading the book. This...

1001 Albums and counting…

I’m a total bastard when it comes to blogs. I have to remind myself, first off, that it’s been five months since I last posted on here, and that was when things were rough and the pain of losing Lisa struck raw. Time has passed since then, and my blog...