First up, Elvis. Elvis and I go waaaaaaaay back. I’ve had a crush on him since I was teeny-tiny. I went and watched an Elvis Impersonator sing once, and I caught his handkerchief full of sweat…I was so excited! I’ve read his biography…a few times and FINALLY made it to Graceland last year. (Not as magical as I was expecting…but, still fun). No, I didn’t cry at his grave and leave flowers and notes. I’m not THAT nuts.
Def Leppard, “Vault” $11
When I just need to be sad, I would pop in David Lanz. I love playing his music on the piano….super soothing and so beautiful!!
Don Williams, “The Definitive Collection” $11
Rosie Thomas has the voice I covet. It really sucks that I can’t sing like her. Really. It was too hard to pick just one of her albums but I think I would sneak the others in the same CD case becuase they are all so good! Rosie is usually my music of choice whenever I put something on. Her music is really simple and sweet. I love that.
Rosie Thomas, “When We Were Small” $14
Okay, okay…roll your eyes. But, Neil Diamond’s voice turns me on. I might need that now and then being alone on an island. Gross, just kidding…but, he rocks.
Neil Diamond, “Glory Road” $20
Natalie Merchant makes me really happy too…in a depressing sort of way. She’s like a sad version of Rosie Thomas. But, sometimes I like the boo-hoo and her voice and style are amazing! The “Tigerlily” album is equally great…but, don’t waste your dough on “Motherland”.
Janis Ian, “Between the Lines” $7
Anyone that REALLY knows me would bring up “James Taylor” when describing me….because I LOVE him! His music is always what I put on when I’m feeling a little blue. I grew up listening to him and turning his music on is like getting a big hug. Sweet, huh. But, seriously. Even the ring tone on my phone is James Taylor! I would probably have to sneak a few other JT albums along inside the case too….it was hard to pick just one!
James Taylor, “Hourglass” $8
Maybe, we could imagine that after a few years I get to come home and add some more albums to my collection….so, I can do another post. I’ve got several more that would be hard to leave behind!
What albums would you take with you??