Back in the Day
|Remember those dating days? Hangin' out with that special person you couldn't stop thinking about?|
Sitting in the car, listening to music and ... well you get the idea.
Chelle and I started going out in October, 1976. You math whizzes out there will quickly figure out that means we have been together over 32 years.
Music was and is an important part of our lives. We went to concerts together, listened to music, and probably spent way more money than we should have on the hot CD's of our day, or as they were known then, LP's.
Those wonderful vinyl platters had such a warm sound on a good stereo that just cannot be captured in today's sanitized digital world.
Here's a little bit of what we were listening to back in the late 70's.
First up is Fleetwood Mac with Rumors. The biggest selling album back then.
Next up is Linda Ronstadt with Simple Dreams. A lousy entertainer in concert, but Ronstadt possesses one of the purest voices I have ever heard. This album contained "Blue Bayou", but the highlight for me was her cover of the Stones "Tumbling Dice."
George Benson gave us a little jazz. His Breezin' album was the first jazz album to ever be number one on the Billboard Chart. It is a shame most people today only hear his music on the the psuedo jazz stations that serve up so called smooth jazz.
A little Stevland Morris, better known as Stevie Wonder. Songs in the Key of Life. Possibly the best album of the era. A classic double LP with more great music that anyone could've imagined. The amount of people who have covered songs from this album is incredible and continues today.
And finally, Skin Tight from The Ohio Players. Complete with the best, lights out, makeout song of all time, "Heaven Must Be Like This." Hear it here!
So these were big for us. What about you?