My latest project has been going through my dad's old record collection. I packed roughly 1/16th of the collection and the record player, and took them to Fayetteville. I have conquered 1 box of records so far, but it could take some serious time to go through the entire collection... a task that I am more than willing to take due to the fact that my dad had awesome taste in music. All this to say, I wake up every morning, dancing around to "Second Hand News" by Fleetwood Mac on the original vinyl. It starts my day off right. On that note, I'd like to share the highlight reel of my vinyl discoveries:
"Second Hand News" - Fleetwood Mac
As stated before, it is impossible to sit still while listening to this tune.
"Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac
I know this sounds cliche, but it's cliche for a reason... because it's the best song of all time.
"Oh mirror in the sky, what is love?
Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changing ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?"
"3 o'clock Blues" - BB King
The song that made BB King known... and it's obvious why. He may very well have the best voice in the entire world.
"Sweet Sixteen" - BB King
"The Boxer" - Simon & Garfunkel
A classic. Love the "lie-la-lie" tune.
"The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)" - Simon & Garfunkel
This song sums up why I love Simon & Garfunkel.
"Slow down, you move too fast"
The entire record of Simon & Garfunkel's The Concert in Central Park
It's acoustic. It's live. It's Simon & Garfunkel reunited. Need I say more?
"Miles from Nowhere" - Cat Stevens
"The Wind" - Cat Stevens
"A Change is Gonna Come" - Sam Cooke
Possibly the best song ever written.
"It Ain't Me Babe" - Bob Dylan
Also performed by Johnny Cash and June Carter... but give the original a try.
"The Times They are a Changing" - Bob Dylan
Loving the harmonica in this song.
"Georgia on my Mind" - Ray Charles
As you can see, I have covered all of the Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Fleetwood Mac albums. Stand by for my thoughts on Elton John, Billie Joel, Don McLean, Sha na na, and more.
6 months ago