The Jukebox covered a lot of territory this year.
I hope you enjoyed the journey – discovering new artists and reacquainting with old favourites.
Here’s the 10 most popular Posts of 2019 – make sure you’ve read every one!
At 10 : David Bowie and Nina Simone demonstrating why their legendary status will never dim with contrastingly brilliant takes on Wild is The Wind
At 9 : Guy Clark with Texas 1947 brings a lost world to vivid life.
At 8 : More premium Texas Texture courtesy of Butch Hancock, Joe Ely & Emmylou Harris
Remember – only 2 things are better than milkshakes and malts and one’s dancing like the dickens to The West Texas Waltz!
At 7 : A Birthday tribute to the one and only Don Everly.
There was a quality in Don’s voice, a seeming deep acquaintance with the heartaches that assail us all, that never fails to move me deeply.
At 6 : Bobby Darrin – Dream Lover. A tale of triumph, tragedy and Trauma.
At 5 : The Kinks with yet another Ray Davies masterpiece, Days (Thank You For)
Don’t forget a single Day. Bless The Light
At 4 : The great Tom Waits with a characteristically evocation of the everyday melding with the mythic – (Looking For) The Heart of Saturday Night.
At 3 : Ry Cooder, Jerry Garcia, The Drifters & Aaron Neville know a great song and how to present it. Here they are with Money Honey.
At 2 : Linda Ronstadt & Mike Nesmith with a heady 60s classic, Different Drum
And .. Top of The Charts .. by far the most popular Post in the history of The Jukebox :
Van Morrison & Mark Knopfler setting down eternity shale with ‘Last Laugh’.
A massive vote of thanks from me to all the wise and witty Jukebox Readers.
There are some 150 Posts in draft ready for 2020 – so stay tuned!
Happy New Year!