You knew when you heard Relish, her debut album from 1995, you were hearing a special voice. Happy birthday, Joan …
His politics got a little wonky for me in the latter days, but I’ve been diggin’ the CDB since college when Charlie Daniels introduced me to “southern rock.” I was hooked. I met him doing a interview a few years later and I was at his induction into the Grand Ol’ Opry on January 19, 2008. Charlie Daniels WAS the genuine article. Rest easy.
Album #2 for The Doobie Brothers and their first with drummer Mike Hossack, who with John Hartman, form that classic Doobie twin-drummer sound. Released on July 1, 1972.
Lucinda’s Grammy Award winning album is released on June 30, 1998. It’s my fav from Lu and features appearances by Emmylou Harris and The Hardore Troubadour — Steve Earle.
Some call it one of the greatest alt-country albums ever and it sits at #304 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
b. June 20, 1924. Genius. Legend.
Should be a damned holiday
Think this through with me … The Dead release their 4th album 50 years ago today: June 14, 1970. It’s #262 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and is a must (Along with its companion, American Beauty) in any collection.
June 13, 1977 ~ Shakey releases his 8th album. Linda Ronstadt, Nicolette Larson and Emmylou Harris lend some vocal help. The album cover is a damn icon and we’re introduced to “Like a Hurricane,” the best road-song ever. Turn it up.
Drivin’ and Cryin’ release their “rock” album on June 12, 2012 …
Eagles release their fourth and break-through album on June 10, 1975. It ended up being also being a set-up for the world domination that was to come with their next album, “Hotel California.”