Category: Music

  • Jeff’s Playlist: T. Rex

    Jeff’s Playlist: T. Rex

    My older brother had this album lying around the house, so I was exposed to both the cover art and the music. The image on the cover is hard to forget, but the music isn’t. As I listen to it now I realize this music is still not my cup of tea, but Marc Bolan…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: New Morning

    Jeff’s Playlist: New Morning

    Released between Dylan’s albums Self Portrait and Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid, New Morning was another quirky release for Bob Dylan in the early 1970s. This album was not well received, and I didn’t even hear of it until long after I began my ravenous need to collect more Dylan music.

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: How to Become Clairvoyant

    Jeff’s Playlist: How to Become Clairvoyant

    I presented Robbie’s first solo album a while back. I have been following his music career since 1987 after his split from The Band. We’ve been together through thick and thin, and I have always been able to rely on his music to be there to cheer me up and egg me on. Robbie passed…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: History of the Grateful Dead. vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice)

    Jeff’s Playlist: History of the Grateful Dead. vol. 1 (Bear’s Choice)

    Ron “Pigpen” McKernan was born on this day in 1945. He is featured on vocals here in the songs “Katie Mae,” “Smokestack Lightning,” and “Hard to Handle.” Unfortunately, Pig died at the age of 27 three years after this was recorded. This is the Dead at their finest in their early days, recorded at both…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: Brand New Day

    Jeff’s Playlist: Brand New Day

    This is my favorite Sting album out of 15 studio albums. When we moved to Fleming County in 1999 we passed our moving van on the way up there. It was broken down on HWY 68. The first thing I did when we got to our new house was set up the stereo in the…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: Dark Side of the Moon

    Jeff’s Playlist: Dark Side of the Moon

    I remember the first time I heard this album. I was riding with a friend in his black AMC Gremlin down Country Club Lane in Hoptown, listening to an eight-track tape player. It was amazing. It had to have been the summer of 1973, right before my senior year. I was riding pretty high. Thanks,…

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  • Legacy Nights steps up local the music scene

    Legacy Nights steps up local the music scene

    Legacy Nights has been reeling in the crowds lately with some of the best bands to be found in Kentucky. The latest show in a series of summer concert series to grace the outdoor stage began with Jacob Fultz. Another Kentucky boy bringing Country music back to the place it should have never left. Make…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: Foghat

    Jeff’s Playlist: Foghat

    This is basically the follow-up album to last week’s playlist: Savoy Brown’s Looking In. Minus Kim Simmonds and including Rod Price on lead guitar, the trio of Dave Peverett, Roger Earl, and Tone Stevens went on to fame as Foghat. On this, their debut album, Foghat led off with a song that became an anthem…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: Looking In

    Jeff’s Playlist: Looking In

    This is the last of five Savoy Brown albums featuring lead guitarist Kim Simmonds, singer/guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett, drummer Roger Earl, and bassist Tone Stevens. Peverett, Earl, and Stevens left the band shortly after recording Looking In to form Foghat (more on that next week), leaving Simmonds to literally regroup with a new lineup and…

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  • Jeff’s Playlist: Excalibur

    Jeff’s Playlist: Excalibur

    Tom Fogerty is John Fogerty’s brother and was an original member of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Excalibur is his second solo effort, released in 1972, and features Jerry Garcia, Merl Saunders, John Kahn, and Bill Vitt. What a fantastic bunch of studio musicians, a.k.a. The Jerry Garcia Band.

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