Throughout decades, different generations have been enjoying timeless albums in their Naples real estate. In the Sixties, the family would gather around the radio in the living room to hear the latest beats making it into their living rooms. Let’s take a good look at some of the best.
Angela Bloom recently purchased a beautiful home for sale in Naples. While she was moving into her new castle, Angela unpacked a box full of marvelous gems. It was her vinyl collection she had as a child. Flipping through the records was like traveling back in a time capsule.
Right away, Angela thought back to 1966 when she saw Judy Collins’ Maid of Constant Sorrow LP. Man, times were different back then in South Florida. The work entails a banjo topped with Judy Collins’ beautiful voice. Opening with the title track, and following by numbers such as “Wild Mountain Thyme,” “Pretty Saro,” and “Bold Fenian Men,” the record is now regarded as a folk classic.
Angela then noticed the Harry Nilsson and John Barry album Midnight Cowboy: Original Motion Picture Score. Right away, she thought of her fun college days down in Coral Gables. Melodically irresistible, the soundtrack cemented both artists’ reputation as film’s greatest composers. The most recognized track to Angela has always been “Everybody’s Talkin.’” It reminds her of driving to Las Olas Boulevard and Fort Lauderdale Beach from Miami-Dade County to celebrate Spring Break.
Then she ran across 1978’s duet album by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, WWII. The work became one of the highest-selling releases in their catalogs and reached the top of the country charts. The record was released at a time when the outlaw movement was beginning to wane creatively, and the album proved successful in promoting both the singers and country music as a whole.
Roughly a decade later, Angela discovered one of the most popular records in her collection, Then and Now… The Best of The Monkees. The compilation album from 1986 includes three new tracks featuring Micky Dolenz and Peter Tork, along with the familiar single “That Was Then, This Is Now,” and a remix of “Daydream Believer.”
It may not be Angela’s style, but that’s when her son gave her a rather unique birthday present, Beastie Boys’ hip-hop landmark Paul’s Boutique. Following the success of Licensed to Ill, the Beastie Boys had to change their beer-guzzling teenager image, and the trio couldn’t have been more successful in doing so. In 1989, the Boys mixed bouncy, pop culture beats with highly entertaining lyrics and entirely reformed themselves into retro club dancers. Paul’s Boutique’s wordplay is hysterical, mentioning characters ranging from Ponce De Leon to Love Connection’s Chuck Woolery.
The Beasties Boys really wanted this to create a totally diverse recording, an equivalent to the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s or U2’s Achtung Baby. They filled up radio waves, dance floors and MTV video slots with groovy singles, like “Shake Your Rump” and “Hey Ladies.” Paul’s Boutique is a cult classic and a necessity for any Naples luxury homes record collection.
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