S5: November Records of the Month - Bonny Light Horseman, Train, Lee Fields, and ZZ Top

S5: November Records of the Month - Bonny Light Horseman, Train, Lee Fields, and ZZ Top

On this episode of the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast, David W. Williams and Kevin Lee discuss the Blind Tiger Record Club's November Records of the Month.

We discuss all four styles of the B.T.R.C. Records of the Month - Singer Songwriter, Rock & Alternative, Jazz Soul & Blues, and Classics.  We talk about new releases and reissues from Bonny Light Horseman, Train, Lee Fields, and ZZ Top.  The albums from these artists are discussed and clips of songs from the albums are played. 

We discuss the return of Eric D. Johnson, Anais Mitchell, and Josh Kaufman to the Bonny Light Horseman line up.  We also discuss the major differences between Bonny Light Horseman's  Rolling Golden Honey and their 2020 self-titled, Grammy Award Nominated album, and how this new release really makes the trio an actual "band" versus a side project.  We talk about Train's AM Gold and how strange this release has been from its Billboard numbers to its absence at Triple A radio, even though the band has a long history at the format.  We talk about the fact that Pat Monohan is a really strong frontman, but is also the only original member of the band still in Train.  We dive into traditional soul artist Lee Fields new solo album, Sentimental Fool.  We discuss the fact that this is his first album without the Expressions in twenty years.  We also talk about producer Gabriel Roth, and how he co-owns Dap-tone Records and performed and produced Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings for twenty years.   We cover ZZ Top's1983 release, Eliminator, and how it moved the band from blues based boogie rock to a more mainstream, synth driven, new wave rock.  We also discuss the important branding decisions made with Billy Gibbons and Bill Ham to include Gibbon's 1933 Ford Coupe in all the album's marketing and several music videos.   

We also briefly discuss Taylors Swift's new Billboard record shattering new album, Midnights, and how well the album and her lead single, "Anti-hero" has done.
Here are the albums included in this episode of the Blind Tiger Record Club Podcast:

  • Singer Songwriter October Record of the Month:  Bonny Light Horseman | Rolling Golden Honey (Ltd. Ed. Galaxy Blue Vinyl)
  • Rock & Alternative October Record of the Month:  Train | AM Gold (Ltd. Gold Vinyl)
  • Jazz Soul & Blues October Record of the Month:  Lee Fields | Sentimental Fool (Ltd Ed. Orange Vinyl)
  • Classics October Record of the Month:  ZZ Top | Eliminator (Reissue)

Whether or not you are a member of Blind Tiger Record Club, the B.T.R.C. Podcast is a great way to get introduced to some new artists and discover some albums that you may not be familiar with.  All the music in our subscription program and that we discuss on this show are on vinyl and have been released or reissued in the last 30 - 60 days.  The show is designed to be a discovery platform for new music "on vinyl", but even if you do not collect or listen to vinyl, it's still a fun way to explore new music.

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Hosts: David W. Williams and Kevin Lee
Executive Producer - David W. Williams
A Blind Tiger Entertainment, LLC Production
This episode was edited and mixed by the team at Sound On Studios
Theme song written and produced by Jasen Rauch
Headbanger Intro theme by Love & Death

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