Post by SavoyBG
But to play your game, if "Nothing But Money" was recorded BEFORE "Shake,
Rattle And Roll," does that mean that its rating goes up and "Shake, Rattle
And Roll's" rating goes down?
If so that is preposterous.
Both records are from 1954, so the Jessie Knight could have been recorded
BEFORE "Shake, Rattle And Roll." I don't see a review for it, so I'm not
sure, but there's something very wrong if you would adjust your rating based
on which record inspired the other IMO.
What's preposterous is that you think it shouldn't matter that you
already know Joe Turner's record before you hear Jessie's, which has
nothing to do with recording dates. I, and I bet most other people,
simply can't hear the Knight record NOW without immediately hearing
Turner's record, one of the very greatest recordings the 50s, and
thinking that Knight sounds very weak in comparison. Maybe you have
some part of your brain that can judge a record without thinking of
other things at all, but most people don't have that extraordinary
capacity, nor would they want to, since many of the pleasures of music
involve how many different thoughts and sensations a particular record
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