Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this middle-aged man as I attempt to listen to all the music in my CD collection. CDs revisited in their entirety from start to finish - no skipping tracks, no shuffle. CDs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no downloads. And just as CD technology (and the album format itself) becomes obsolete. I'm no music critic, just a music junkie with too much time on my hands.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Earl Klugh - Late Night Guitar (1980)


Note: this release was originally purchased as a LP, later replaced by a CD.

The title says all you need to know. This all-too-brief album is a great marriage of acoustic guitar and occasional strings performing mostly standards. A very relaxing, mellow, sensuous CD to be listened to late at night.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #98
Peak on Billboard's Jazz LPs chart: #4
Peak on Billboard's R&B albums chart: #40   
Peak on Cash Box album chart: #85

Tracks: 13 songs, only 36 minutes. While they are all good, my favorites are Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Jamaica Farewell, Mona Lisa, and Two For The Road.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: I was introduced to this album by my dear friend Richard Longoria. I always think of him when I listen to it. Richard was a hopeless romantic and considered this album to be a musical aphrodisiac. Sadly, he left this world 20 years ago. I miss him terribly and still think of him often.

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