I don’t know if I’ve ever said this in these pages before, but my lovely wife is truly wonderful (and lovely and awesome and… I’ll stop effusing here because I could go on for days and you’d probably stop reading). Anyway, it’s all true. And among the kazillion reasons why she’s the greatest, she knows (and tolerates) my love of music. Recently she brought home the most recent (November) issues of Uncut and Mojo magazines/CDs for me. Stones and Beatles. For readers of those magazines, these are not surprising subjects for these publications to cover.
Uncut includes a RIP to Charlie Watts, the main selling point for her to grab this for me, but also several other articles that intrigue me. The included CD has New-School Blues from the likes of Cedric Burnside, Black Keys, Gwennifer Raymond, Valerie June, Riley Dowling, Allison Russell, and many others, so that’s also great by me!
Mojo, of course, mainly covers the new Peter Jackson documentary. And the CD has 15 Beatles covers from the likes of Richard Thompson, Judy Collins, Bettye LaVette, Jim James, Black Keys, Melvins, 13th Floor Elevators and others. It also came packaged in a bag because it had an art print tipped into it as well. My print was a bit bent on the edges, but no matter. I’ve included a photo from the internet (below). More troubling is that it’s a great photo of the band but including Yoko Ono sitting in on the session. I was bothered by the trailer of the Get Back documentary, which showed the band working through Don’t Let Me Down (a wee ditty that might have enjoyed some popularity, you may recall), and her sitting there in the middle of it just reading a book. I swear. I’m on the fence about watching the thing, as I re-burnt out on the Beatles in that series I did a while back, so we’ll see. Anyway. Huge thanks to my lovely wife for setting me up with tons of great reading and listening! She’s so thoughtful and gorgeous and… there I go again.
John Mayer – The Village Sessions Y’all know I’ve come around to John Mayer and have been picking up albums as I see them. I didn’t know this EP existed but there’s a ton of info RIGHT HERE and I do love the Trio work so I’ll enjoy this. I wish this copy was in better nick, so I am looking for another but this’ll do for now.
Buffy Sainte-Marie – The Best Of Buffy Sainte-Marie I am ashamed to admit I don’t know a whole lot of her songs (at least by title), so this hits set ought to introduce me to her work. It says it’s a Two-fer album, and it does have 24 tracks on one CD so I’ll have to look into it further.
Supertramp – Breakfast In America A classic album that I’ve never owned, up to now, so this corrects that.
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