SupremesSingHDHHere’s an ill person’s guide to blogging. You get some Facebook and blogging buddy to write, on the former platform:

Rules: Copy this and paste in your status update, list 12 albums that have stayed with you, but only 1 per band/artist. Don’t take too long and don’t think too hard… No compilations.

Well, the not thinking part was easy. Links to all songs listed.

1. Revolver – The Beatles. This will always be on the list. Unless it’s Rubber Soul. Many specific memories growing up with this album.
Representative song: For No One; this version is by Paul McCartney

2. Pet Sounds – Beach Boys. Whereas this will ALWAYS be on the list, period. The movie Love and Mercy has only enhanced my appreciation.
Representative song: You Still Believe in Me

3. Sticky Fingers – Rolling Stones. I always bounce between this album and Aftermath, the first Rolling Stones LP I think of as an album as opposed to hits and filler.
Representative song: Sway

4. Sweet Baby James – James Taylor. Lived in every dorm room in the early ’70s.
Representative song: Lo and Behold

5. Court and Spark – Joni Mitchell. Inextricably tied to a short-lived romance.
Representative song: Free Man in Paris

6. Supremes Sing Holland-Dozier-Holland. I LOVED the cover, as well as the music therein.
Representative song: Remove This Doubt

7. Puzzle People – Temptations. Barely beat out The Temptations with a Lot o’ Soul. This is part of the wah-wah sound of the group, as David Ruffin left and Dennis Edwards joined an album earlier.
Representative song: Don’t Let The Joneses Get You Down

8. Still Crazy After All These Years – Paul Simon. Inextricably tied to the Okie in my mind. If I ever got it together to pick my favorite albums of the 1970s, this would be in the top five.
Representative song: I Do It for Your Love

9. We Shall Overcome – Pete Seeger. I wrote extensively about this album here.
Representative song:
Tshotsholosa (Road Song)

10. Talking Book – Stevie Wonder. He had a series of great albums this year (1972), and the next, and the next, and two years after that.
Representative song: I Believe (When I Fall in Love It Will Be Forever)

11. The Band (2nd album, brown cover). Like much of my early music, I was turned onto this album by good friend Karen.
Representative song: King Harvest (Has Surely Come)

12. Led Zeppelin (1st album). Oddly enough, I associate this with a bicycle accident, which I wrote about here.
Representative track: How Many More Times

I didn’t even get past 1975.

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