Friday, August 29, 2014

Anita Baker - Rapture

For this week's music that you should be listening to on vinyl, I'll assume is something that you've already heard on vinyl. If you haven't, ask a true old school R&B fan. Anita Baker's 1986 groundbreaking album Rapture, defined R&B during that era and ushered in what we now call, "Smooth Jazz". Her vocals on Sweet Love, and Same Ole Love were so good that it kept this album charting for 2 years. Not to mention it being the standard for "Grown Folks Music". Hell, just this once, I would suggest you even rifle though your parent's tapes for this gem. It's a very undervalued record store find that I'm glad I jumped on.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Jimi Hendrix - Johnny B. Good Soundtrack

Long before iTunes and YouTube, "musicians" had to actually make good whole albums and you bought them. Now, you hear a song and choose to download it and maybe a few others if you were into it. I almost never buy "Greatest Hits" or compilations as you tend to miss the artists vision... Except for this. In 1986, 16 years after his death, Jimi Hendrix's release of live material featuring covers of The Star Spangled Banner and Johnny B. Good is a great addition for any fan of his work. This soundtrack, Johnny B. Good, is better than you could imagine especially if respect that he was the greatest guitarist who ever played. Why aren't you listening to this on vinyl? You're welcome.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Eric Clapton - Slow Hand

It's been a pretty fucked up week, but it's great to have hobbies (and friends) to distract you from life sometimes. My hobby, collecting great vinyl. This week, there's a reason Eric Clapton is also known as, "Slowhand". This classic 1977 album gave us Lay Down Sally, Wonderful Tonight and The Core. Want to hear real classic rock, listen to this. You're welcome.

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Who - Quadrophenia

Here's something you're not listening to but should... 

It's impossible for me to sum up an album as iconic as The Who's 1973 masterpiece, Quadrophenia. Any fan of music would tell you that this is easily one of the greatest albums ever made. Even better on vinyl of course. You're welcome

Friday, August 1, 2014

Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence (2014)

With a distinct voice that's somewhere between Nancy Sinatra and Fiona Apple, Lana Del Ray's Ultraviolence could best be considered a sultry indie pop trip. Definitely an album you're not listening to but should, on #vinyl of course... Pick this particular one up at Urban Outfitters for the full 2 color 2 LP experience and thank me when you're done.