Ironies, Pain, And The Light That Guides by Joey Stuckey

This is my second music review for blind recording artist Joey Stuckey.  Ironies, Pain, And The Light That Guides is an alternative rock album released in October 2009 on the Senate Records Inc. label.  The sounds on this album are a mix of alternative rock, a little jazz, a little blues and some of the sounds of the 60’s.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  There are such great songs on this album such as The Light That Guides, Narrow Minded, Try, Journey and much more.  There is also a bonus track which is an instrumental with Joey playing the drums called SHHHH which he describes an experience with a friend going clothing shopping ….lol.  If you are a fan of Joey Stuckey or want to hear something different and awesome, check out this album.  It is available on Amazon, CD Baby and Itunes.

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Greatest Hits by Huey Lewis And The News

For my 255th music review I pulled an album which happens to be from one my wife’s most hated groups.  Greatest Hits is a May 2006 release by Huey Lewis and The News released on Capitol Records. I personally am a fan of their music and this album has all of their greatest hits.  This 21 track album has such great hits as Workin’ For A Living, The Heart Of Rock And Roll, I Want a New Drug, If This Is It and my favorite track The Power of Love from the motion picture Back To The Future.  In addition to it being well written, this album was also very well performed, recorded and produced.  I would recommend this album to anyone’s music library.

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Goodnight Vienna by Ringo Starr

Since I started writing reviews again, I have reviewed several Beatles albums plus solo releases by Paul McCartney, John Lennon and George Harrison but there was one Beatle I totally forgot till today and that was their drummer Ringo StarrGoodnight Vienna is the fourth studio album by Ringo Starr. It was released in November 1974 on The Beatles label Apple Records.  While all three other former Beatles had contributed to previous Ringo albums, only John Lennon contributed to this album with writing the title track Goodnight Vienna. Lennon also played acoustic guitar on Ringo’s cover of The Platters big hit Only You (And You Alone) and Elton John wrote and played piano on the song Snookeroo.  Also featured on this album is No No Song.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  I recommend this album to anyone’s Beatles or solo Beatles library.

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Double Live Gonzo by Ted Nugent

Double Live Gonzo! is a live album by the American hard rock guitarist Ted Nugent, released in January 1978 on Epic Records.  This was also his 6th album and contains all his previous releases except for two Yank Me Crank Me and Gonzo. My favorite cuts off this album is Wang Dang Sweet Poontang, Cat Scratch Fever and of course Stranglehold.  This album was very well performed and recorded. All songs are written by Ted Nugent, except Baby Please Don’t Go written by Big Joe Williams.  I highly recommend this album to anyone’s record library.

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Songs In The Key Of Life by Stevie Wonder

Songs in the Key of Life is the eighteenth album by American recording artist Stevie Wonder, released on September 28, 1976, by Motown Records.  This two album set became among the best-selling and most critically acclaimed albums of Wonder’s career including such hits as Sir Duke, Isn’t She Lovely, I Wish, Another Star and so much more.  This album spent 35 weeks in the top ten which you don’t see that often.  Of all of Stevie Wonder albums, this is my favorite.  I recommend this album to anyone’s record library.

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Can’t Stop The Music Movie Soundtrack by the Village People

Can’t Stop the Music is the sixth studio album and first soundtrack by Village People for their movie Can’t Stop the Music released in May 1980 on Casablanca Records.  Even though the film starring the Village People, Bruce Jenner, Steve Guttenberg, and Valerie Perrine was a total flop the soundtrack reached number 47 on the Billboard Album Charts.  There were three songs on this album I really liked such as the title track Can’t Stop The Music, Y.M.C. A. and Magic Night.  The rest of the soundtrack I didn’t care for it at all but getting this album for these three songs was worth it.

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Greatest Hits by Fleetwood Mac

Greatest Hits is a November 1988 compilation album by British-American band Fleetwood Mac released on Warner Brothers Records. It covers the period of the band’s greatest commercial success, from the mid-1970s to the late 1980s, featuring great vocals by Stevie Nicks, Lindsey Buckingham, and Christine McVie.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  The album contains two new tracks, As Long As You Follow and No Questions Asked. This collection also contains such great hits as Go Your Own Way, Hold Me, Rhiannon, Little Lies, Sara and much more. If you only have room for only one Fleetwood Mac album I would recommend this one.

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Takin’ It Too The Streets by The Doobie Brothers

After doing my last review of The Captain and Me by The Doobie Brothers that was in the Tom Johnston era, I felt I needed to do a review of an album of the Michael McDonald era.  Takin’ It to the Streets is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in March 1976 on Warner Brothers Records. It was the first to feature Michael McDonald on lead vocals after Tom Johnston started having serious medical problems.  This album produced such hits as Takin’ It To The Streets and It Keeps You Running.  This album also had great tracks as Wheels of Fortune and Turn it Loose which Tom Johnston still contributed. This album was very well written, performed and recorded.  I recommend adding this album to your Doobie Brothers record library.

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The Captain and Me by The Doobie Brothers.

The Captain and Me is the third studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in March 1973 on Warner Brothers Records. This album was released in what I call the Tom Johnston era as far as vocals.  With Patrick Simmons, Tiran Porter, John Hartman, Michael Hossack and Jeffrey “Skunk” Baxter this the best Doobie Brother album ever released. This album was very well written, performed and recorded. This album produced two major hits Long Train Runnin’ and China Grove.  There were other great tracks off this album such as South City Midnight Lady, Dark Eyed Cajun Woman, Without You and much more.  I recommend this album to anyone’s record library.

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Blue Zen by Christian Coleman

Blue Zen is an October 2016 release by blues artist Christian Coleman on the Blue Zen label.  This album has great vocals, guitar and harmonica. There are great tracks off this album such as All I Can Do, Slippin’ Away, Exciting Time to Be Alive, Narcissist Blues, Blues is Green and so much more.  This album was well written, recorded and performed. This album was very well written, recorded and performed.  I recommend this album to anyone that is a fan of the blues.  You can purchase this album at Amazon and CD Baby.

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