Your musical chronology

My single most important retrospective purchase was likely the Atlantic Rhythm & Blues 1947-1974 box set.

atlantic1947-1974Something Arthur said about Hurricane Smith turning him on to the Ink Spots reminded me that I, and I suspect most music fans, started listening to the recent items first. But eventually we started looking backwards, discovering the roots of the current tunes.

While I heard a lot of music in the house, starting in 1957, I think I wasn’t fully engaged until 1964, when the Beatles, Supremes, Temptations and others charted in the US.

I was, and am, a person who reads the liner notes, or sometimes, back in the day, the actual record label, to find who wrote the songs. Continue reading “Your musical chronology”