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Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan, 1963 on Columbia

Makes sense following Llewyn Davis and Billy Bragg to have an early Dylan album – definitely one of my favorites and an iconic cover. This is from the…

Various Artists, Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording), 2013 on Nonesuch

My copy is the 2023 Vinyl Me Please reissue on “Seaglass Wave” vinyl. Wonderful soundtrack from the Coen brothers movie, with lots of star Oscar Isaac but also…

Clark Terry, It’s What’s Happenin’: The Varitone Sound of Clark Terry, 1967 on Impulse

Clark Terry with George Duvivier, Dave Bailey, and Don Friedman. Liner notes by Nat Hentoff, produced by Bob Thiele. Impulse was an imprint of ABC Records: “The New…

Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde, 1966 on Columbia

Dylan’s catalog is so extensive and so amazing it’s hard to keep track. Most of it just feels like it’s always just been there – part of the…

Simon & Garfunkel, Bookends, 1968 on Columbia

I’m not sure there are any missteps anywhere in the Simon & Garfunkel songbook (or even across Paul Simon’s solo work), but if there is it isn’t on…

Johnny Cash, I Walk the Line, 1971 on Hilltop / Pickwick.

Labelled as Pickwick/33 on the cover, by arrangement with Share records, but then with Hilltop yellow labels – discount reissue of material previously released on Sun Records. (Share…

Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You, 1967 on Atlantic

My copy is a 2022 reissue by Vinyl Me, Please as a part of their Essentials track. It was actually Franklin’s tenth studio album but her first release…

Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, Hard Travelin’: songs by Woody Guthrie and others, 1977 on Fantasy

This is really a 2xLP reissue of two Prestige records: Jack Elliott Sings The Songs of Woody Guthrie (1960) and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott (1961). Fantasy purchased the catalog…

Johnny Hodges and Earl “Fatha” Hines, Stride Right, 1966 on Verve.

Produced by Creed Taylor, and recorded January 14th, 1966 at Rudy Van Gelder’s in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Hodges (alto sax) and Hines (piano & organ) are joined…

Gerry Mulligan Quartet, Paris Concert, 1955 on World Pacific Records

Great find via Mel’s Record Shop in Amesbury MA. Recorded live at the Pleyel Hall┬áJune 1st, 1954, with the valve trombone of Bob Brookmeyer replacing Chet Baker’s trumpet,…

Willie Nelson, Country Willie: His Own Songs, 1965 on RCA Victor

Nelson’s third LP, and his first for RCA Victor. Look how clean cut he is here, long before outlaw Willie. My copy is part of the Vinyl Me…

Nancy Sinatra, Boots, 1966 on Reprise.

Sinatra’s debut full-length on Frank Sinatra’s Reprise label, produced by Lee Hazlewood and arranged & conducted by Billy Strange. My copy is one of the Light in the…

Johnnie Taylor, Wanted: One Soul Singer, 1967 on Stax

Taylor replaced Sam Cooke in The Soul Stirrers before becoming a solo artist, and went on to have a big it in the mid-seventies with “Disco Lady” (1976)….

Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, and Steve Stills; Super Session, 1968 on Columbia

Really one of the opening salvos in the “supergroup” trend of the late sixties and early seventies, after Al Kooper left Blood, Sweat & Tears and Stills was…

Bob Dylan, Bringing It All Back Home, 1965 on Columbia

This was actually one of the first Dylan albums I heard end to end, so I was glad to find a good copy at Looney Tunes II in…

Sly and the Family Stone, Stand!, 1969 on Epic

If you find a Sly and the Family Stone record in good shape and don’t already have it, just buy it. This is their fourth album, and has…

The Butterfield Blues Band, Keep on Moving, 1969 on Elektra

Only Butterfield himself remains from the original lineup on this LP, produced by Jerry Ragovoy (who also wrote “Except You” and “Where Did My Baby Go”). Not maybe…

The Blues Project, Live at the Cafe Au Go Go, 1966 on Verve Folkways

Credited on the cover as “featuring Tommy Flanders,” who had left the group by the time it was released. My copy is a 1966 mono version which I…

Nat Adderley, Autobiography, 1965 on Atlantic

Original 60s pressing in mono via Island Music in Vineyard Haven. This is Adderley doing all his own compositions, with support from Sam Jones, Bruno Carr, Grady Tate,…

The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced? 1967 on Reprise

Released in the UK on Track Record but in the US on Reprise. My copy is the 2018 reissue by Music On Vinyl (who do a great job…