beatles 65 cover

My longtime friend Gregg Geller, former VP of A&R (Artists & Repertoire) at four record companies: (Warner Brothers, RCA, Columbia and Epic) recently asked his Facebook friends to name the first singles and LPs they ever bought. I can tell you the first LP easily enough: Beatles '65, the US release of the UK LP Beatles For Sale, with fewer tracks than the British version but some of the early Fab Four tunes I still revere today ("No Reply," "I'm A Loser," "Baby's In Black," "She's A Woman" "I Feel Fine" and "I'll Be Back," the first Lennon-McCartney original to grab me. The album also had Chuck Berry and Carl Perkins covers.

Published in Get Rhythm

My survey of the legacy of legendary country singer-songwriter-guitarist Merle Travis (1917-1983) in his century year.

Published in Get Rhythm