Paying it Forward ...

As my oldest son has grown and begun making his way in the world, I have found that music has been a topic that we can find common ground upon. He has discovered vinyl, and has developed an interesting palate for music that appeals to him. He has introduced me to some new artists that I have enjoyed, and I hopefully have provided him with some music of note.

It got me to thinking, if I could pay it forward from my collection to his, what five pieces of music would I pass on to him (wasn't as easy as I thought!).

Here is what I would pass on to my son - in no particular order:
Uncle Tupelo - No Depression
Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool
REM - Murmur
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks

How about you? What five pieces would you provide to a loved one to enrich and enliven their collection?

Enjoy the music!
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Verve Jazz Masters 13
Bob Dylan - Blood on the Tracks
Cassandra Wilson - Blue Light Til Dawn
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Talking Heads - The Name of this Band is Talking Heads
Quicksilver Messenger Service - "Happy Trails"
Grateful Dead - "American Beauty"
The Beatles - "Sgt. Peppers"
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer - Self-titled
Ry Cooder - "Bop 'Til You Drop"
Steve Earle - "Copperhead Road"

GD-"Europe 72"
T-Rex-"Electric Warrior"
Beatles-"Rubber Soul"
Eagles-"Hotel California"
Steely Dan-"Aja
Linda Ronstadt-"Simple Dreams"
Elton John-"Goodbye YellowBrick Road"
Born to Run
Sgt. Pepper or Abbey Road
Kind of Blue
Bach or Beethoven or Mozart
After the Gold Rush
Miles Davis - "Kind of Blue"
Little Feat - "Sailin' Shoes"
Love - "Forever Changes"
Los Lobos - "Kiko"
Velvet Underground - "Loaded"
Count basie-jam # 1(pablo)
Massive attack-Mezzanine
Van Morrison-Moondance
Genesis-Selling England by the pound
Weather Report-Heavy Weather
Return to Forever-Romantic Warrior
Stowkowski on Mendelssohn Sym#4 in a major, opus 90 and Bizet Sym# 1 in C major-Columbia Records masterworks 34567
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac or Rumours (flip a coin)
Metallica - Justice for All
Stones - Let it Bleed
Billy Joel - Piano Man
Allman Brothers - Eat a Peach
Seventh sojourn-moody blues
Stationary traveller - camel
In the court of the crimson king - king crimson
Astral weeks - van morrison
Foxtrot -genesis
Bob Dylan-"Infidels"
Elvis Costello-"My Aim is True"
Chris Isaak-"Heart Shaped World"
Larry Carlton-"Alone/But Never Alone"
Cat Stevens-"Tea for the Tillerman"
Some great selections so far.

1. Rhythm, Country and Blues. Many great cuts here and great song selections produced masterfully by Don Was. I Fall To Pieces by Aaron Neville and Trisha Yearwood is sublime.
2. Shirley Horn - Here's To Life
3. Supertramp - Crime of the Century
4. Beatles - Rubber Soul
5. Eagles - Hotel California
The Dixie Dregs - Dregs of the Earth
The Flaming Lips - Attack of the Killer Pink Robots
The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's
The Alan Parsons Project - I Robot
The Doobie Bros. - The Captain and Me
This is way too tough for me. I'd have to pass on my whole collection. Actually, my kids are 35 and 32 yrs old so they've been well groomed. They pretend to like rap and contemporary crap. I know, I can see it in their eyes;)
allman bros.-live at the fillmore
genesis-selling england by the pound
miles-kind of blue
king crimson-court of the crison king
blind faith
a few more
john coltrane-love supreme
yes-fragile and the yes album
neil young-after the gold rush
dave brubeck quartet-take five
muddy waters-folk singer
Beatles - White Album
Chicago Transit Authority - self-titled
Van Morrison - Moondance
Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
Neil Young - Live Rust
Kinda predictable but...