My Record Collection - March 19, 2019

My Record Collection by Joanne Shaw Taylor
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My Record Collection by Joanne Shaw Taylor

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians' souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it's the turn of blues queen Joanne Shaw Taylor, let's see what she picks out...

 

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

"This was Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Greatest Hits. I think I was about 13 years old..."

 

The record that made me want to be in a band was…

"I'd choose The Hoax and their record High Expectations. I bought it after seeing them live at the Robin in Bilston."

 

The record I've played more than any other is…

"Ella Fitzgerald's 'Porgy And Bess'. Ella’s my favourite singer and I listen to her every night after a show to wind down."

 

The record that always makes me feel good is…

"This is Slade's Greatest Hits. Just reminds me of my dad driving us over to the black country when I was a kid to see my nan."

 

The record I turn to when I'm feeling down is…

"Anything by Aretha Franklin, Most probably her live gospel album." 

 

The record I think is the most underrated of all time is…

"The Palladins' record Million Mile High Club. The greatest live blues/rock album ever recorded… in my opinion."

 

The record with my favourite cover art is…

"Buddy Guy's Sweet Tea. I had a huge poster of it on my wall as a teenager."

 


The record with my favourite title is…

"BB King's Makin’ Love Is Good For You. Love it."

 

The record I can't understand why everybody loves is…

"I’m not a huge Coldplay fan, but clearly a lot of people love them."

 

The last record I bought was…

"This was Greta Van Fleet's Anthem Of The Peaceful Army, it was refreshing to see a new generation of musicians playing great rock and roll with an understanding of classic rock whilst putting a new stamp on it for our current time."

 

The record I'm most looking forward to hearing in 2019 is…

"I’m looking forward to the new P!nk album, I saw her a couple of years ago and she’s an amazing singer."


The greatest record of all time is…

"It has to be Jimi Hendrix's Are You Experienced? This is obviously a very subjective and difficult question, but for me, I believe this is the greatest record of all time as it shows the incredible talent and guitar virtuosity of Jimi Hendrix whilst also displaying his ability as a composer and arranger which is sometimes overlooked due to his phenomenal guitar playing."

 

Joanne Shaw Taylor's new album Reckless Heart is out now

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