Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rating Albums

Additionally, more advanced use of ratings permits us to not only look at individual songs but also at albums and even an artist’s body of work as a whole. We can ask what the average rating per song is for … Continue reading

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Rating Songs

Which brings up the topic of categorizing. Pigeonholing songs into these rating levels, whatever we call them and whichever songs fall into them for us individually, is not an exact science and cannot be. Some might even argue that it … Continue reading

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Albums and Ratings

With the British Invasion, albums became more of a focus in rock music. I began collecting them. I continued getting 45’s over the years, but they faded into the background as a source of tunes. Years later, in the New … Continue reading

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Radio and Charts

This nostalgic oldies detour down Memory Lane brings to mind that for practical purposes at that time there were only AM radio stations playing a broad range of styles that were lumped under “pop music.” The playlists included rock and … Continue reading

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Singling Out Singles

What began as my selectivity with buying 45 rpm’s in my youth evolved into a more formal song evaluation inclination as I entered adolescence. I always knew what resonated with me, but I began making a record of it. I … Continue reading

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45’s

Until the British Invasion of The United States in 1964, I didn’t buy albums. It was all 45’s to that point. Some of the other outstanding songs from these 45’s included the following: Andy Williams – Can’t Get Used to … Continue reading

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First Purchases

I’ve been a music lover since I was a little boy.  I’m told I sang Johnny Ray songs when I was two years old.  But it wasn’t until 1958, when I was 8, that I bought my first record.  I … Continue reading

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Historian and Preserver

I’ve been motivated to and able to consistently and extensively collect music.  I have also been lucky enough to live in a time period conducive to doing so.  And though perhaps each time period seems exciting to those in it, … Continue reading

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Genres and Subgenres

By way of further introduction, I’ll give you a rough idea of the types of music that I have explored.  My orientation has always been centered on rock music.  I’m not just talking about rock and roll, but the full … Continue reading

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