Recording Engineers

Back in the old days, music was recorded in an actual recording studio on analog tape machines. In the early days of the Beatles, engineers wore white lab coats and neckties. Experimentation was frowned upon and only certain approved personnel could touch the knobs. There was no school to learn the process of sound or … More Recording Engineers

1971: Music From 50 Years Ago

What a great mix of musical styles. Pop, rock, heavy metal, R&B, blues. This was the singer-songwriter era too, the laidback Southern California sound. Carole King would have the largest selling album with Tapestry, the touchstone for the singer-songwriter generation. Other landmark albums were: Led Zeppelin IV, Fragile, Who’s Next, Sticky Fingers, Aqualung, What’s Going … More 1971: Music From 50 Years Ago

McCartney III

I was reluctant to purchase this, the latest music from Sir Paul, so I haven’t. It was loaned to me. Paul’s music in the 2000s has been disappointing to me. Sorry, but it is lackluster compared to his best work. I hold him to a high standard, the one he established. My main complaint with … More McCartney III

The Beatles

Imagine the world without The Beatles. I cannot. We would be deprived of such incredible music, yes, but the loss would be so much more than that. From the moment The Beatles arrived in America, the Earth spun with a different groove.  “She Loves You” had such energy and enthusiastic vocals, yeah, yeah, yeah.  Not … More The Beatles

Best Songwriters

Who are the best songwriters?  There are many to choose from.  There are some great songwriting teams, but I am only going to talk about individuals who write both music and lyrics. These are in no particular order. Bob Dylan – Bob has been at it for nearly 60 years.  He is not a great … More Best Songwriters