The Joe Vig Top 40

Critic Joe Viglione reviews movies, books, DVDs, CDs, and has all sorts of opinions on a variety of things. The monthly Top 40 is a sort-of directory... commentaries and essays expand the thought process on RockJournalistJoeVig.blogspot.com ...so the reviews on the Top 40 aren't final, they are just the starting point to more discussion. You can always contact Joe directly at visual_radio [@] yahoo.com

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

 

July 2011

#1 DISC FOR JULY
Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs


From Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Layla_and_Other_Assorted_Love_Songs


My colleague Stephen Thomas Erlewine goes a little over the top on this review from ALL MUSIC.COM but...everyone's allowed one...
http://allmusic.com/album/layla-and-other-assorted-love-songs-r35170/review


DEEP PURPLEā€™S ORIGINAL 1968 LINEUP COMES ALIVE AGAIN!

EAGLE TO RELEASE FIRST 3 DEEP PURPLE ALBUMS JULY 26 COMPLETE WITH RARE BONUS TRACKS, STUDIO OUTTAKES, AND MORE!


2)HUSH DEEP PURPLE 45 RPM From AllMusic.com

Though Deep Purple took this title and claimed it as their own, the version by Joe South is more than brilliant, it is electric, innovative, and may have inspired more than Ritchie Blackmore's then pyschedelic metal band. READ MORE HERE:


http://www.allmusic.com/song/hush-t3264154



3)THE BOOKOF TALIESYN

Several months after the innovative remake of "You Keep Me Hanging On," England's answer to Vanilla Fudge, was this early version of Deep Purple, which featured vocalist Rod Evans, and bassist Nick Simper, along with mainstays Ritchie Blackmore, Jon Lord, and Ian Paice. This, their second album, followed on the heels of "Hush," a dynamic arrangement of a Joe South tune, far removed from the flavor of one of his own hits, "Walk a Mile in My Shoes." Four months later, this album's cover of Neil Diamond's Top 25, 1967 gem "Kentucky Woman," went Top 40 for Deep Purple. Also like Vanilla Fudge, the group's own originals were creative, thought-provoking, but not nearly as interesting as their take on cover tunes. Vanilla Fudge did "Eleanor Rigby," and Deep Purple respond by going inside "We Can Work It Out" -- it falls out of nowhere after the progressive rock jam "Exposition," Ritchie Blackmore's leads zipping in between Rod Evans smooth and precise vocals. Read more here:

http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-book-of-taliesyn-r5326/review






10 WITH LOVE, CHER

http://www.allmusic.com/album/with-love-cher-r3779/review






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