One man listens…

As I am setting to prepare for the top albums of 2008 as heard by my ears, I often think about making a more memorable list-one that takes albums that I might not play on the program but still love dearly and encompassing them into a directory of sorts with some explanation on why these might be my choices of things I might share with you before it’s too late. For the last three and a half years, award-winning music journalist Tom Moon has been searching out peak musical experiences from all genres and every corner of the earth. 1000 Recordings To Hear Before You Die, published by Workman Publishing in August 2008, is the result of his journey. Covering both acknowledged world-culture masterworks (J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations) and recordings that have been unfairly overlooked (Nick Drake’s Five Leaves Left), the book is designed to encourage listeners to become explorers. It is alway obvious that when compiling a list like this, things get pushed to the side or overlooked as there is so much to deal with….Check out Tom’s site and look into the list he has developed…there are some albums here I am thankful to be reminded about and some I am happy to have been directed towards in search of exploration.

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I recall so many good times hanging with “laughing Boy” and Taj’s Natch’l Bues

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Setlist Architect/Art Scene Checker-Outer/Sound Feeler
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