Your Top 10...Are the majority from when you were a teen?

I'm convinced that our favorite recordings will most often include many of our favorites from when we were a kid, say, about a 15 year old teen.  

Of course the list evolves and changes from day to day; however, for me, at least, there's always six or seven from the mid-80's, when I was about 15.  

As a matter of fact, I still have all of those records:  Bob James' H; Ramsey Lewis' Routes; Azymuth's Telecommunication; David Sanborn's Voyeur; Jeff Lorber Fusion's Wizard Island and Galaxian; Grover Washington's Skylarkin'; Spyro Gyra's Catching the Sun; Donald Fagen's The Nightfly just to name a few.  

Those recordings, along with many others from that era, continue to be in my listening rotation today.

Crazy to think they've been on my favorites list for over 35 years! 


Showing 1 response by stuartk

I was in High School from '70 - '74 and while I still occassionally pull out old favorites from that era-- Grateful Dead, Allman Brothers, Hendrix, Derek and the Dominos, Santana, to name a few-- Jazz (1950's to present) has comprised 75% of my listening for the past thirty years, at least, followed by acoustic Folk/Newgrass/Americana. My tastes have definitely evolved as I've aged.