Stacks of 45’s – Sink The Bismarck/The Same Old Tale The Crow Told Me

The Germans had the biggest ship, they had the biggest guns
The Bismarck was the fastest ship that ever sailed the sea
On her deck were guns as big as steers and shells as big as trees

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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Johnny Cash – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

“I wear black for the poor and the beaten down
Living in the hopeless, hungry side of town
I wear it for the prisoner who has long paid for his crime…
I’d love to wear a rainbow every day
And tell the world that everything’s OK
But I’ll try to carry off a little darkness on my back
Till things are brighter, I’m the Man In Black.”

Inductee number 10 and my second in the country genre is Johnny Cash. He was born February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas, and died September 12, 2003, at age 71 just four months after the death of his wife, June Carter Cash. His mother wanted to name him John and his daddy wanted Ray so at birth they named him J. R. Cash.

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My Favorite Albums – Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In

Back to Georgia, Back this morning, Back where I come from

One of my favorites was Columbia Records’ “Kenny Loggins with Jim Messina Sittin’ In”. It started as a 1971 Kenny Loggins solo album but Jim Messina was producing and ended up singing background vocals, playing guitar, and writing a lot of the songs so Loggins added him to the record title.

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My Favorite Albums – Lake – Lake

Pop Rock with a little progressive edge

Lake is the self-titled first studio album by Lake, released in Germany in 1975 and the USA in 1976. I saw Lake open for another act at the Omni, Atlanta, Georgia in the late ’70s. The band was formed in 1973, Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Lake produced their first album on their own and found perfect conditions for that at the Sawmill Studios in Cornwall, England.

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