Since September 2010, this blog has recorded the journey of this music junkie 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. Compact Discs only - no vinyl, no tapes, no files.

Friday, January 14, 2022

Earl Klugh - Nightsongs (1984)

Very faintly, in the bottom left corner of the front cover, we're offered a subtitle: "More Late Night Guitar." That suggests this album is a sequel to Klugh's 1980 offering, Late Night Guitar. And if the two albums weren't recorded at the same session, you coulda fooled me. A quick check of those albums' credits proves that is not the case, but that doesn't change the fact these are two of a kind: calm, quiet, orchestrated tunes (mostly standards) with gentle melodies provided by Klugh on acoustic guitar. So peaceful and relaxing, I don't recommend listening during daylight hours - these are truly Nightsongs. And, of course, pair it with the 1980 album.

Peak on the US Billboard Top 200 chart: #107
Peak on Billboard's Jazz LPs chart: #4
Peak on Billboard's R&B albums chart: #42
Peak on CashBox album chart: #117
Peak on CashBox Jazz Album chart: #3  


While it's all good, my top picks today are The Look Of Love, See See Rider, and A Certain Smile.

Personal Memory Associated with this CD: None, but it was released around the time I was discovering Klugh's music so I'm surprised I never picked it up then.

Previously revisited for the blog:
Move (1994)
Midnight in San Juan (1991)
The Best of Earl Klugh (1991)
Volume One (1991)
Collaboration (1987)
Soda Fountain Shuffle (1985)
Two of a Kind (1982)

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