Favorite albums – A & before

Leo Kottke
6- And 12-String Guitar

Love this one. Always great to dive into working on a project with this.

5 star tracks: "Vaseline Machine Gun", "Busted Bicycle"
4 star tracks: "The Driving Of The Year Nail", "The Sailor's Grave On The Prairie", "Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring"

1 Man Banjo
A Ghost Tree

Local musician Sean Lee gets me stomping my feet with his fine raunchy old time sound. Go see him live.

5 star tracks: "Blue Fool", "Ragged"
4 star tracks: "Mole", "Visque Devil", "Pixie Hop", "Magical Fire/Gobbelin Train"

The Beatles

Abbey Road

Really just one of the best albums ever by anyone. This is one of the few that still gets me to turn off shuffle play and just listen to that second side straight through.

5 star tracks: "Here Comes The Sun", "Mean Mr. Mustard", "Polythene Pam", "Golden Slumbers", "Carry That Weight", "The End"
4 star tracks: "I Want You (She's So Heavy)", "Because", "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window"

Sheila Chandra

ABoneCroneDrone

This album is always there for me when I'm too stressed or hectic brained to wind down for sleep. It unties my knots and reconnects me to my sense of wellness & safety. Abstract vocal therapy.

5 star tracks: "ABoneCroneDrone 3", ABoneCroneDrone 6"
4 star tracks: all of the other 4 on the album

Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band

Acoustic Swing & Jug

Happy music I've been enjoying my whole life. It's pretty cool to have an album that you've loved every year since you were back in the single digits. Plus, listen, folks! Banjos, kazoos & washboards, how can you go wrong?

5 star tracks: "Beedle Um Bum", "I'm a Woman", "Rag Mama", "Richland Woman"
4 star tracks: "Jug Band Music", "Somebody Stole My Gal", "That's When I'll Come Back to You", "Never Swat a Fly", "My Gal", "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me", "Chevrolet", "Blues in the Bottle",  "Morning Blues", "Borneo", "Downtown Blues", "Wild About My Loving", "I'm Satisfied with My Gal"

They Might Be Giants

Apollo 18

One of the best albums from a contender for the title of Dinah's favorite band. In addition to a bunch of great songs there are lots of just-a-few-seconds-long tracks that liven up my shuffle play life.

5 star tracks: "Mammal", "If I Wasn't Shy", "Turnaround", "What's That Blue Thing Doing Here?" , "Mysterious Whisper"
4 star tracks: "The Guitar (The Lion Sleeps Tonight)", "Dinner Bell", "Hall of Heads", "Hey Now Everybody", "Aren't You The Guy?", "Leave Me Alone", "All Alone By Myself", "I Heard A Sound", "I Walk Along Darkened Corridors", "Space Suit"

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