For those not decrepit enough to know…I mean vinyl records.
Not sure who started this;Scarlet, perhaps? Whatever…here we go.e
I don’t have release dates for all, but you can probably find them on Youtube.
Back in the 50s I was keen on rock n roll and short on pocket money…many of my favourites were 78 rpm singles. Like Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire” and “Whole Lot o’ Shakin’ ”
And we had a cabinet stuffed with my parents’ show tunes and classics. Yes, I played them, too, but here, for your delectation, are MY TEN. In no special order.
Dave Brubeck’s “Time Out” was released in 1959, I think, and I might have got that as a present.I wanted it because “Take Five” was on it.
Frank Sinatra put out “This is Sinatra” in the mid 50s and I bought it about 1960.
Scott Engel, still known as Walker in the mid 60s, released “Scott Walker” his classic(I think) solo album, featuring Jaq Brel songs, among others. Over the years he has changed his style, but still has the voice.
The soundtrack of “Pal Joey” was something I taped (Frank Sinatra, see!) on reel-to-reel and then, one day about 30 years ago, I was mooching in a junk shop and saw the record. For about the price of 2 cups of coffee it came home with me.
Like Sinatra, Cole Porter was a big part of my younger years and Porter albums and those of Noel Coward shuffled back and forth between my parents’ collection and mine.
I’ll move closer to “modern” music now. Anyone else like The Eagles? Today, we have CDs, but I did have one vinyl disc – the “Witchy Woman” LP.
Bob Dylan. Oh yeah. The Man still has “Blood on the Tracks” and I think we doubled-up on the 1967 “Greatest Hits.”
I’ll leave you with one more…”American Flyer.” Only around for a couple of years, but I have a nostalgic attachment to it.
So…you might be wondering why there is no Presley in my list? I couldn’t stand him! If he’d stayed Down South and stuck to blues I might have.
I had a few Buddy Holly singles; good dance tunes in the days when shoulder throws were “a thing.” Never bought an album though.
I should have mentioned “Carmen” as it was my favourite opera. No idea whose recording we had at home!
OK, kiddies, you can wake up now. The rest of you,totter off to your armchairs for a nap…I’m going to!