Music I’m Listening To


   English singer-songwriter Sandy Denny (1947-1978) was a member of the folk-rock group Fairport Convention when this song was recorded. I do not believe it was released until after her death.

   ZZ Top is a classic blues rock band that was first formed in 1969, but since 1970 the group has consisted of vocalist/guitarist Billy Gibbons, bassist/vocalist Dusty Hill, and drummer Frank Beard. That’s 50 years of performing together. Not many bands can say that!

    Bria Skonberg is a Canadian-bor jazz trumpeter and vocalist.

From Atlanta-based jazz vocalist Virginia Schenck’s second album, Interior Notions:

   Foxes and Fossils is a group brand new to me, but their version of Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon” is one I’ve already listened to several times over:


               MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

   To my mind, this is the greatest garage rock song of all time:

   Nine weeks at Number One on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1981 and Grammy Award winner for Record of the Year and Song of the Year.

   I bought this LP when it first came out in December 1968, and it knocked my socks off. I played so often I think I wore the grooves down to nubbins. I wasn’t the only one. It won the 1970 Grammy Award for Album of the Year.

   Here’s my favorite track from it:

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