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Music that's Stuck in the Truck

This month's CD that seems to be stuck in the truck's CD player is Elton John's 1970 recording, "Tumbleweed Connection". All songs were written by John and Bernie Taupin with the exception of "Love Song" by Leslie Duncan. It is actually a concept album based on country & western / Americana themes although the cover art was shot at Horsted Keynes railway station in Sussex County, England. I originally purchased this LP late in 1971 and then purchased the CD released by MCA Records sometime in the 1990's. The CD just sounds grand and that may be due in part to the disclaimer on the back cover:
"This compact disc contains program transferred from analog tape and therefore may contain some tape hiss and other anomalies that exist with analog recording."

Guess that's why this CD seems to be stuck in the truck.   9/1/2019


More Music that's Stuck in the Truck


The CD that seems to be stuck in the truck lately is the John Prine Anthology, Great Days. This 2 disc anthology was released in 1993 and John continued to write, record, and tour for another 27 years. We dug this out of our collection recently as we find ourselves along with so many others celebrating his life. The plastic case was a bit beat up because for many years this was our weekend back yard fire music which we played on an old Sony boombox. A lot of good nights of John Prine stories while sippin' on cold PBR's and throwing the shells of salted peanuts into the fire. We'll all miss you John and hope to catch up on the other side.

That's why this one hasn't come out of the old truck CD player for quite a while  4/22/2020