[8] Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus – The Real Me

11 Dec

Throughout December I am going to revisit the first months of this journey, taking time at the end of this year to remember where I’ve been and what I’ve heard.

. . . To Hear Before I Blog

I initially wrote a draft of this blog focusing on the difficulty of classifying music into genres – I was distracted by the wide range of influences heard on this recording, missing the point entirely.

The point being that this recording has set the bar pretty high for the next 992.

How do you put music into this genre or that genre?  What makes one band Rock, another Metal?  Who is to say that this musician a Jazz singer, that artist a Bluesman?  Why are we so preprogrammed to cram everything into its own box?

Which brings us to Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus – The Real Me.

The Real Me The Real Me

When I first hit play, I should have been listening to the deep rich vocals, the professional and comforting arrangements of the band supporting that voice, the masterful piano solos, the human and engaging lyrics.

Instead, my…

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