Monday, January 22, 2018

My Ballot for 2017 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll

Once again I was a voter in the annual Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll, which has been in existence since 1971.

However, for the first time since I've been voting, there are no links to individual voter ballots.
So, you'll just have to take my word for it that I sent in a ballot.

2017 Village Voice Pazz & Jop Critics Poll

As a reminder, though, here were my Top 10 Albums & Songs:

1. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit - Nashville Sound
2. St. Vincent - Masseduction
3. Rhiannon Giddens - Freedom Highway
4. John Moreland - Big Bad Luv
5. Lily Hiatt - Trinity Lane
6. Margo Price - All American Made
7. Lee Ann Womack - Lonely, Lonesome & The Gone
8. Sunny Sweeney - Trophy
9. Jens Lekman - Life Will See You Now
10. Rodney Crowell - Close Ties

1.  If We Were Vampires - Jason Isbell
2.  Despacito - Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee, Justin Bieber
3.  Redbone - Childish Gambino
4.  Humble - Kendrick Lamar
5.  God In Chicago - Craig Finn
6.  Better Man - Little Big Town
7.  Hard Times - Paramore
8.  Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
9.  Molotov - Jason Isbell

Playlist for 1/22

Alex Lahey - I Love You Like A Brother
N.E.R.D. - No One Ever Really Dies
Electric Six - How Dare You
Foxygen - Hang
Open Mike Eagle - Brick Body Kids Still Daydream

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Playlist for 1/16

E Street Radio (Sirius XM) - Top 100 Bruce Springsteen Songs
Coverville: 2017 Coverville Countdown (Podcast)
Nothing But A House Party - Birth of the Philly Sound 1967-71 - Various
Stanton Moore - With You In Mind: Songs of Allen Toussaint
Charlie Rich - That's Rich
Charlie Rich - Big Boss Man
Dion - Kickin' Child: Lost Album 1965

Saturday, January 13, 2018

My Top 25 Rock Hall Snubs (Updated 2018)

Below is a list of my personal Top 25 Rock Hall snubs as of the 2018 Inductees anniuncement. Ask me in a month from now, and the rankings could change.   If you don't see your favorite artists listed, then they are probably included on my never-ending  Rock Hall Wish List .

1.  Spinners
2.  Janet Jackson
3.  Roxy Music
4.  Neville Brothers/Meters
5.  Joe Cocker
6.  Gram Parsons
7.  Commodores
8.  Joe Tex
9   Kool & The Gang
10. Rufus w/Chaka Khan
11. Monkees
12. War
13. Smiths
14. Barry White
15. Warren Zevon
16.  Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
17.  LL Cool J
18.  Link Wray
19.  Bad Company/Free
20.  Whitney Houston
21.  Harry Nilsson
22.  Chuck Willis
23.  Patsy Cline
24.  Todd Rundgren
25.  Marvelettes

For those who might have missed it.  Here's my post on whether or not the Hall needs a Veterans Category.  Also updated after 2018 Inductees announcement.

Rock Hall Veterans Category

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Playlist for 1/11

Sticky Fingers : Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine - Joe Hagan (Book)
Wayfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles - Various
Nora Jane Struthers - Champion
Regrettes - Feel Your Feelings Fool
Psychedelic States: Florida In The 60's Vol. 3 - Various
Scorpions - Taken By Force
UFO - Phenomenon

Monday, January 08, 2018

Elvis at 83 (+ My Fave Elvis Song from 54-77)

Born 83 years ago today, he was the "King of Rock 'n' Roll", and my #1 musical hero, Elvis Presley. I'm posting my favorite Elvis song for each year that he released a record while he was alive: 1954-77.  One song each year.

1954 - That's All Right
1955-  Mystery Train
1956-  Hound Dog
1957 - Jailhouse Rock
1958 - Wear My Ring Around Your Neck
1959 - A Big Hunk 'o Love
1960 - It's Now or Never
1961 - Can't Help Falling In Love
1962 - Return To Sender
1963 - (You're The) Devil In Disguise
1964 - Viva Las Vegas
1965 - Crying In The Chapel
1966 - Tomorrow Is A Long Time
1967 - That's Someone You Never Forget
1968 - If I Can Dream
1969 - Suspicious Minds
1970 - Kentucky Rain
1971 - It's Your Baby, You Rock It
1972 - Burning Love
1973 - Fool
1974 - Promised Land
1975-  T-R-O-U-B-L-E
1976-  Moody Blue
1977-  Way Down

Sunday, January 07, 2018

Tom's Rock Hall Wish List (Updated 2018)

Updated for the 2018 Inductees

For those of you on Spotify, here's a link  Rock Hall Wishlist
to my Rock Hall Wishlist Playlist, which has a song by every act listed below.

Listed in alphabetical order:

Afrika Bambaataa
Ashford & Simpson
Bad Company/Free
Barry White
Ben E. King
Big Star
Billy Preston
Billy Ward & The Dominoes
Brook Benton
Captain Beefheart
Carly Simon
Chaka Khan
Charley Patton
Chubby Checker
Chuck Willis
Conway Twitty
Cyndi Lauper
De La Soul
Def Leppard
Depeche Mode
Dionne Warwick
Doobie Brothers
Doug Sahm/Sir Douglas Quintet
Duran Duran
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Eric B. & Rakim
Gap Band
Gary "U.S." Bonds
George Michael
Gil Scott-Heron
Glen Campbell
Gram Parsons/Flying Burrito Brothers
Harry Nilsson
J. Geils Band
Janet Jackson
Jerry Butler
Jim Croce
Joe Cocker
Joe Tex
Johnny Burnette & The Rock & Roll Trio
Johnny Winter
Judas Priest
Junior Wells
Kate Bush
Kool & The Gang
Kris Kristofferson
LL Cool J
Link Wray
Little Feat
Los Lobos
Luther Vandross
Mary Wells
Mitch Ryder
Mott The Hoople
Neil Sedaka
Neville Brothers/Meters
New Order/Joy Division
New York Dolls
Ohio Players
Pat Benatar
Patsy Cline
Patti LaBelle
Paul Revere & The Raiders
Pet Shop Boys
Peter Frampton
Peter Tosh
PJ Harvey
Procol Harum
Richard Thompson/Fairport Convention
Rick James
Roxy Music
Sinead O'Connor
Sonic Youth
Sonny & Cher
Sonny Boy Williamson II
Steve Earle
Teddy Pendergrass/Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes
Thin Lizzy
Three Dog Night
Todd Rundgren
Tommy James & The Shondells
Toots & The Maytals
Tribe Called Quest
Warren Zevon
Whitney Houston
Willie Nelson
Wynonie Harris

Friday, January 05, 2018

Playlist from 1/5

Bloodshot Records 13 Days of Xmas - Various
Acoustic Christmas (Amazon)
Silent Night: Christmas Carols on Acoustic Guitar - Various
Red Simpson - Trucker's Christmas
Smokey Robinson - Christmas Everyday
Hanson - Finally It's Christmas
Fantasia - Christmas After Midnight
Jingle Bell Rocks (Documentary)
Hired Gun - (Documentary about Session/Touring Musicians)
US Festival 1982: US Generation (Documentary)
Rolling Stones - On Air

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