A L B U M ☯ C O V E R S
Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass Album Cover, 'Whipped Cream & Other Delights'.
Walk like a man - sing like a girl. Great show about some great music from a great era.
JOHN PRINE. One of the best.
Keith Jarrett. The Koln Concert. Priceless performance.
Portrait of a Legend 1951-1964, Sam Cooke - "Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest," asserted Atlantic Records' Jerry Wexler. Quite simply, Cooke invented soul music, and his gospel-rooted vocal style, with its swooping transitions from silk to sandpaper, is one of the most influential of the last half-century. He was also a gifted songwriter, penning hits as varied as 1957's lighter-than-air "You Send Me" and the 1964 civil-rights anthem "A Change Is Gonna Come."
You still send me.
Fresh Cream, Cream - The instrumental pedigree of Eric Clapton (the Yardbirds, John Mayall), Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker (both from the Graham Bond Organisation) did not prepare audiences for Fresh Cream's inspired pop spin on the blues. In "I Feel Free" and "N.S.U.," Clapton's guitar work is taut and melodic; Bruce sings in a high torrid tenor, like a raving choirboy. The trio's blues purism is here in covers of Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'" and Skip James' "I'm So Glad."
Green River, Creedence Clearwater Revival - The third Creedence Clearwater Revival album was their first classic LP, a tightly wrapped package of blistering guitar, roadhouse-rhythm snap and John Fogerty's backwoods howl. The lengthy jamming on CCR's previous LPs is gone, and Fogerty has found his lyrical voice — radio-ready essays in frontier living ("Green River," "Lodi") and working-stiff politics ("Bad Moon Rising," "Wrote a Song for Everyone").
Bad moon rising.