With the resurgence of vinyl, there have been some great reissues to go along with the new releases. Every once in a while, I thought it would be fun to recommend 5 LPs that are under heavy rotation in my office. Hit me up on twitter and let me know what you’re spinning.
Country music is alive and well. Besides the obvious Willie and Waylon comparisons, his style reminds me a bit of Leon Russell.
John Moreland packs a punch with his gritty, soulful tunes. Watch his devastating video for the song “Cherokee” and you’ll see what I mean. Feels like a cross between Jamey Johnson and Ryan Bingham.
I discovered Tim Maia through the Chances With Wolves podcast. He was a Brazilian psychedelic soul singer and a one-time member of the cult of “rational culture”.
Fat Possum Records has done a really good job of releasing Van Zandt’s catalog on vinyl. This double album is, by far, my favorite release.
One of Redding’s lesser known albums that I’ve really been enjoying. His original Stax recordings are fairly hard to come by on vinyl, but the newer Sundazed Records releases are top notch.