The Suburbs at First Avenue

Not listed at First Avenue yet – notification came from the Suburbs. Apparently tickets will go on sale Friday

Sunrise over Marblehead, Swans

Sunrise over Marblehead this morning – view from Forest River Park in Salem, with some Swans in Salem Harbor

Blossom Dearie, Blossom Dearie. 1957 on Verve.

The inimitable Blossom Dearie’s debut album. My copy is the 2022 reissue from Vinyl Me, Please, which includes listening notes by Natalie Weiner. Ray Brown, Jo Jones, and…

Ry Cooder, Bop Till You Drop, 1979 on Warner Bros.

Ry Cooder, Bop Till You Drop, 1979 on Warner Bros. Said to have been the first digitally recorded major label album in popular music – 3M 33 track…

Ike & Tina Turner and The Ikettes, Come Together, 1970 on Liberty.

Ike & Tina Turner and The Ikettes, Come Together, 1970 on Liberty. Great time capsule release from a great year in music. The title tune but also covers…

John Mayall, The Blues Alone, 1967 on London Records.

John Mayall, The Blues Alone, 1967 on London Records. Drums on some tracks from Kerf Hartley otherwise all Mayall.

Ornette Coleman, The Shape Of Jazz To Come, 1959 on Atlantic.

Ornette Coleman, The Shape Of Jazz To Come, 1959 on Atlantic. Coleman’s debut on Atlantic and his third LP. With Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins. My…

Tom Petty, Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions), 2021 on Warner Records.

Tom Petty, Finding Wildflowers (Alternate Versions), 2021 on Warner Records. Standalone 2x LP of tracks that were previously in the 9 LP super deluxe Wildflowers & All the…

The National, I Am Easy To Find, 2019 on 4AD.

The National, I Am Easy To Find, 2019 on 4AD. An album and a film. The movie was directed by R.E.M.’s Mike Mills and stars Alicia Vikander. Guest…

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002 on Nonesuch.

Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, 2002 on Nonesuch. Spent the weekend deep into the 2022 box set reissue of YHF, complete with multiple LPs worth of demos and alternate…

The Silencers, A Letter From St. Paul, 1987 on RCA Victor (US).

The Silencers, A Letter From St. Paul, 1987 on RCA Victor (US). That’s St. Paul as in Minneapolis, not the Apostle. Loved the local Minnesota reference from a…

The Jam, Beat Surrender, 1982 on Polydor.

The Jam, Beat Surrender, 1982 on Polydor. The final Jam single, here the 12″ US EP version, with covers of thr Chi-Lites “Stoned out of My Mind”, Curtis…

Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978 on Sire.

Talking Heads, More Songs About Buildings and Food, 1978 on Sire. Second LP (following Talking Heads ’77). Such a great record – Stay Hungry, For Artists Only (“I…

Jimmy Reed, Let The Bossman Speak!, 1971 on Blues on Blues.

Jimmy Reed, Let The Bossman Speak!, 1971 on Blues on Blues. Blues on Blues was a label founded and run by Al Smith out of Chicago – this…

Eric Andersen, ‘Bout Changes & Things, 1966 on Vanguard.

Eric Andersen, ‘Bout Changes & Things, 1966 on Vanguard. I think this title would work well for an autobiography. Andersen was part of the Greenwich Village folk scene…

Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, 1964 on Columbia.

Bob Dylan, Another Side of Bob Dylan, 1964 on Columbia. My pressing in an early 70s reissue (based on the labels). Wonderful early folkie Dylan with Chimes of…

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, & Wardelll Grey, Tenors Anyone?, 1958 on Dawn.

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, & Wardelll Grey, Tenors Anyone?, 1958 on Dawn. My copy is a 1980 reissue on Biograph Great compilation

Maggie Rose, Have A Seat, 2021 on Starstruck / Soundly.

Maggie Rose, Have A Seat, 2021 on Starstruck / Soundly. Rose’s third album – with Marcus King guesting on one track Recorded at Fame in Muscle Shoals

Willie Neslon, Heroes, 2012 on Legacy / Yep Roc Records.

Willie Neslon, Heroes, 2012 on Legacy / Yep Roc Records. My copy is part of the Story of Willie Nelson anthology from @vinylmeplease Another great set from Willie…

The Woodentops, Wooden Foot Cops On The Highway, 1988 on Columbia / Rough Trade.

The Woodentops, Wooden Foot Cops On The Highway, 1988 on Columbia / Rough Trade. Second LP from UK band with Bernie Worrell joining on Clavinet