Mad Dogs and Englishmen by Joe Cocker

Mad Dogs & Englishmen is a live album by Joe Cocker, released in August 1970 on the A&M Records label.  Only four songs on this sixteen track album were drawn from his first two studio albums. The rest were covers from other bands and a few new releases. My favorite tracks on this album are Feelin’ Allright, Honky Tonk Woman (Originally recorded by the Rolling Stones), The Letter, Delta Lady and much more.  This album was well written, recorded and performed. If you are a fan of Joe Cocker or live albums, you will want to add this album to your library.

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The Muggs by The Muggs

The Muggs is a 2005 self titled album by The Muggs , an American blues rock band from Detroit, Michigan, formed in February 2000 by guitarist Danny Methric, bassist Tony DeNardo and drummer Matt Rost.  I originally listened to this album back in 2005 and today I pulled it out of my library to listen to it again.  I enjoyed it as much now as I did back then.  There are great tracks off this album such as Gonna Need My Help, Rollin’ B-Side Blues, Should’ve Learned My Lesson and much more.  This album was well written, performed and recorded.  This is a great add to one’s library. You can purchase this album at Amazon, Itunes and Bandcamp.

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The Soft Parade by The Doors

The Soft Parade is the fourth studio album by the American rock band the Doors, and was released on July 18, 1969, on Elektra Records.  This album produced four singles Wishful Sinful, Tell All The People, Runnin’ Blue and my favorite cut off this album Touch Me .  I remember their performance of this song on the Smothers Brothers show with Robbie Krieger sporting a black eye. This album was well written, performed and recorded.  I recommend this album to anyone’s Doors library.

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The Original Greatest Hits by The Beatles

The first American Beatles bootleg, The Original Greatest Hits, was issued by the Greatest Hits Inc. label in New York 1964. The cover, gold with four faceless mop-top hairdos on the front, a list of songs on the back, and no mention of an artist anywhere, is still a Beatles album and is very collectible. This album contains such tracks as Twist and Shout, I Want To Hold Your Hand, She Loves You, Please Please Me and many more. This is a great addition to anyone’s Beatles library.

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Live Peace In Toronto 1969 by John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band

Live Peace in Toronto 1969 is a live album by John Lennon and The Plastic Ono Band, released December 1969 on Apple Records and was recorded at the Toronto Rock and Roll Revival festival.  This was the first live album released by any member of the Beatles separately or together.  This album contains such classics as Blue Suede Shoes, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Money (That’s What I Want) plus his classics Cold Turkey and Give Peace A Chance.  This album was very well written, recorded and performed.  This is a great addition to anyone’s John Lennon library.

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Face The Music by Electric Light Orchestra

Face the Music is the fifth studio album by Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) release September 1975 on the United Artists label. This album spawned two major hits Evil Woman and Strange Magic.  Fire on High” is the opening instrumental track and my favorite track on this album. This album was very well written, performed recorded and produced by Jeff Lynne.  I would highly recommend this album to anyone’s record library.

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It’s All About To Change by Travis Tritt

It’s All About To Change is the second studio album by American country singer Travis Tritt, released on Warner Brothers Records in May 1991.  This album spawned four singles  The Whiskey Ain’t Workin’, Nothing Short of Dying, Here’s a Quarter (Call Someone Who Cares, and Anymore which hit the number one position on the Billboard Country Singles Chart. This album also includes the song Bible Belt for the movie My Cousin Vinny in collaboration with the band Little Feat.  This album was very well written, performed and recorded. I highly recommend this album to your country music library.

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Anthology 1 by The Beatles

Anthology 1 is a compilation album by The Beatles, released on 20 November 1995 by Apple Records as part of The Beatles Anthology series. It features rarities, outtakes and live performances from the period 1958–1964 during the days of former members Pete Best and Stuart Sutcliffe. This album in includes cuts from when they started out as the Quarrymen and a new cut Free As A Bird featuring the three remaining Beatles Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr re-working a John Lennon demo recording given to McCartney by Lennon’s widow, Yoko Ono.  This album was very well recorded and produced by George Martin and Jeff Lynne of Electric Light Orchestra on Free As A Bird.  I recommend this as an addition to anyone’s Beatles library.

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Alpha Omega Volume One by The Beatles

Alpha Omega Volume One is a 4 album Special Limited Edition, Authorized Bootleg released in 1972 by The Beatles. This collection consists of hits released during their career including songs recorded as a group and some of their solo material.  There are great tracks such as Imagine, Maybe I’m Amazed, All My Lovin, Let It Be, She Loves You and so much more.  I am looking forward to getting a copy of volume two.  This album was very well recorded and performed.  I recommend this collection to any Beatles fan like myself.

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