035 The Beatles – With the Beatles

After building their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period spanning 1960 – 63 The Beatles become the biggest band ever with their second album “With the Beatles” .

034 Ray Price – Night Life

Night Life represents a crossroads in Price’s country career as he refines his honky tonk style bridging the gap into the 1960’s mainstream Nashville sound, In addition to being one of the first of country concept albums .

033 Stan Getz – Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba

Jazz Samba signaled the beginning of the bossa nova craze in America. However, the task of creating an authentic sound proved much more challenging than either had anticipated .

032 Booker T. & the MGs – Green Onions

The originators of the Southern/Memphis soul movement come up with one of the greatest riffs in music history while on a break in the studio, but how good is the album ?

029 Muddy Waters – At Newport 1960

Muddy Water Performs a killer set an the Newport Jazz festival in 1960. We also talk about “dentist blues” and what it means to “put a tiger in your tank” .

026 Miriam Makeba – Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba is one for the ages, amazing life story, great singer, and all around wonderful person. The group loves this album .

024 Joan Baez – Joan Baez

We all find Joan Baez a bit irritating, but we love talking about her debut album .

021 Miles Davis – Kind of Blue

On this revolutionary album of modal blue Jazz episode we try and get to the root of Rob’s distaste for this album .

018 Sarah Vaughan – Sarah Vaughan at Mister Kelly’s

We discuss Scat singing and how we can never go back to when it was new and the fact that Sarah Vaughan can’t remember the words for her own live album. Also Rob thinks the song “Honeysuckle Rose” is filthy.

015 Tito Puente – Dance Mania

Tito brings Afro-Cuban and Caribbean sounds like mambo, son cubano, and cha-cha-chá to the mainstream and we are glad he did !

013 Machito – Kenya

We talk about the afro cuban jazz big band sound that seems to be in perfect sync. Oddly Machito’s singing isn’t featured on the album at all .

012 Miles Davis – Birth of the Cool

We talk about this seminal jazz album that was before it’s time and was recorded 7 years before it was before it’s time. Also Grady and I muse about the song “Moon Dreams” .