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.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

The Best of Earl Klugh (1991)


12 tracks culled from albums Klugh released between 1976-1984.  I listened to the smooth sounds of Klugh's nylon-string acoustic guitars quite a bit in college and his music still shuffles around frequently on my "at work" playlists.  It's interesting to hear the earlier tracks because what we consider smooth jazz today was in its infancy back in the late '70s and there weren't many artists attempting this music when there was so much fast money to be made in disco.  Klugh's work isn't terribly adventurous, but he plays what he plays and he's developed quite a following doing that.  After being introduced to Klugh via Late Night Guitar around 1985 by a close friend, I purchased a few of his albums.  I saw this compilation CD sitting in a used bin about 8 years ago; it's been a good addition to the collection.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: Did not chart

Tracks:   Top tracks are Tropical Legs, Dr. Macumba, Livin' Inside Your Love, and Wishful Thinking.  Speaking of wishful thinking, I wish they had included Take It From The Top.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD:  None

Previously revisited for the blog:
Midnight in San Juan (1991)
Volume One (1991)
Collaboration (1987)
Soda Fountain Shuffle (1985)
Two of a Kind (1982)
Late Night Guitar (1980)

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