Profile for Robert A. Jones > Reviews


Robert A. Jones' Profile

Customer Reviews: 31
Top Reviewer Ranking: 293,865
Helpful Votes: 116

Community Features
Review Discussion Boards
Top Reviewers

Guidelines: Learn more about the ins and outs of Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
Robert A. Jones "BJ the DJ" RSS Feed (Eastern Oregon)

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Yamaha MCR-042LBR Desktop Audio System (Light Brown)
Yamaha MCR-042LBR Desktop Audio System (Light Brown)

3.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound, Lousy CD Mechanism, April 7, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
I give this unit 5 stars for sound quality, but 1 star for its CD player. Sound is great for a small tabletop unit, as I expected from Yamaha. Cd player sometimes refuses to read the disk, sometimes refuses to eject the disc. Also, some functions can only be done using the remote, not the front panel controls. I expected a lot better from Yamaha.

No Pier Pressure
No Pier Pressure
Price: $11.49
54 used & new from $5.99

1 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars You get what You Pay For, April 7, 2015
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: No Pier Pressure (Audio CD)
Okay, this "regular edition" costs $1.99 less than the "Deluxe Edition," but it has 13 tracks vs. 16 on the deluxe version. If you aren't even curious about "Don't Worry," "Somewhere Quiet," and "I'm Feeling Sad," knock yourself out. Or maybe you think this version will become rare and collectible. Whatever...
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Apr 20, 2015 2:36 PM PDT

Very Best of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Very Best of Sergio Mendes & Brasil '66
Price: $16.88
45 used & new from $6.77

4.0 out of 5 stars The Best Brasil 66 collection Ever!, March 5, 2015
I have loved Brasil 66 since 1966, and the single-disc greatest hits collections simply are not enough of this great group. You'd think A&M would have put all seven of their original LPs together in a box set -- you could easily combine them into three or four CDs -- but, Nooooo! That would be too logical. I discovered this collection as a 2-disc import from A&M UK back in 1999. It is simply the best, most comprehensive Brasil 66 anthology I have ever heard, 48 tracks on 2 CDs. I would give it 5 stars, But...the amazon description says 48 tracks while listing only 43, and the sequence they list doesn't match my CDs, so perhaps the set they are selling differs from the one I have, which was released in 1997. If it's a match it's an incredible bargain at today's price. Some of the songs are in Portuguese, some in English, and some are bilingual. Some are Brazilian songs, some are remakes of Hot 100 hits of the day. They all share a distinctive samba / bossa nova flavor which is infectious and appealing almost 50 years after the earliest tracks were recorded. Sit back, relax, and enjoy an exotic tropical beverage while allowing the unique sound of Sergio Mendes & Brasil 66 to wash over you...

36 All-Time Greatest Hits
36 All-Time Greatest Hits
5 used & new from $34.99

4.0 out of 5 stars For the Brenda Lee Junkie, March 13, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Every Brenda Lee song to hit the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart is included here, except her Christmas hits, most notably "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree". Five of the 36 tracks did not hit the Hot 100 at all. If there originally was an insert or booklet with liner notes, my used copy did not include it and the cover art does not mention it. Sound quality is OK. If you're looking for a fairly comprehensive collection of Brenda's hits, this should fill the bill.

No Title Available

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easier-To-Read Track Listing, March 10, 2014
1. I Got Eyes For You - John Lee Hooker
2. Sweet Lucy (Drinkin' Woman) - Calvin Frazier
3. Where Did You Stay Last Night? - Eddie 'Guitar' Burns
4. Thirty Two Twenty - Doctor Ross
5. Forgive Me Darling - Baby Boy Warren
6. Hello Miss Jessie - Eddie 'Guitar' Burns
7. The Hucklebuck - Paul Williams
8. Mistreated Woman - Eddie Kirkland
9. Going Down The River - L.C. Green
10. Worried Life Blues No.2 - Big Maceo
11. It Hurts Me So - John Lee Hooker
12. Sugar Cane Highway - Playboy Fuller
13. Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry
14. Take Out Some Time - Little Miss Sharecropper
15. J.B. Boogie - Joe Weaver And His Blue Notes
16. Hastings Street Opera (Part 1) - Detroit Count
17. Ugly Woman Blues - Sylvester Cotton
18. Sweet Lucy - Andrew Dunham
19. When The Sun Is Shining - L.C. Green
20. My Baby Ooo - One String Sam
21. Sanafee - Baby Boy Warren
22. No More Doggin' - John Lee Hooker
23. Pet Milk Blues - Walter Mitchell
24. Root Hog - Robert Richard
25. Washboard Blues (Part 1) - Washboard Willie
1. Bad Lover Blues - Baby Boy Warren
2. No Shoes - Eddie Kirkland
3. Rock Me Mama - John Lee Hooker
4. Lookin' For My Woman - Joe Von Battle
5. Nothing But Love - Bobo Jenkins
6. Remember Way Back - L.C. Green
7. Industrial Boogie - Doctor Ross
8. The Rainy Day Blues - Sonny Wilson
9. It's Time For Lovin' To Be Done - Eddie Kirkland
10. I Need $100 - One String Sam
11. Alabama Bus - Brother Will Hairston
12. We're Gonna Rock - Wild Bill Moore
13. Good Rockin' Mama - Henry Smith
14. Prison Bound Blues - John Lee Hooker
15. Make It Good - Kitty Stephenson & Todd Rhodes
16. That's All Right - Eddie Kirkland
17. Lily Mae - Calvin Frazier
18. My Special Friend Blues - Baby Boy Warren
19. Something's Wrong With My Little Machine - Robert Henry
20. Mean Man Blues - Jon Brim
21. Stop Messin' Around - Walter Mitchell
22. Notoriety Woman - Slim Pickens
23. Baby Don't You Want To Go - Bobo Jenkins
24. I've Tried - Little Miss Sharecropper
25. Love Money Can't Buy - John Lee Hooker
1. Please Take Me Back - John Lee Hooker
2. Papa's Boogie - Eddie 'Guitar' Burns
3. She's Double Crossing Woman - Calvin Frazier
4. Dark Night Blues - Johnny Howard
5. Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me - Baby Boy Warren
6. Red Hot Blues - T.J. Fowler
7. Gonna Play My Guitar - Playboy Fuller
8. Say Baby Say - T.J. Fowler & Alberta Adams
9. Hastings Street Opera (Part 2) - Detroit Count
10. Hattie Mae - Andrew Dunham
11. Dealing With The Devil - Eddie 'Guitar' Burns
12. Highway 61 Blues - Sampson Pittman
13. Sak Relation Blues - Sylvester Cotton
14. Bumble Bee Blues - John Lee Hooker
15. Natural Man Blues - Johnny Howard
16. Nervy Woman Blues - Baby Boy Warren
17. Lonesome Blues - Henry Smith
18. Ramblin' Around Blues - Sam Kelly
19. Wig Wearing Woman - Robert Richard
20. Rock House - Calvin Frazier
21. Burnt Toast - Wild Bill Moore
22. Ten Below Zero - Bobo Jenkins
23. I'm In The Highway, Man - Calvin Frazier
24. Big City Blues - Big Maceo
25. I Do Like I Please - John Lee Hooker

Light My Fire
Light My Fire
Price: $1.29

4.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, BUT..., January 14, 2014
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Light My Fire (MP3 Music)
I needed the 2:54 single record edit of this song. It does not appear to be on any commercial CD. It is not in the iTunes Store. So, with great trepidation, based on previous experience, I obtained the mp3 download of it from amazon. The short version of the story is it took two computers, a CD-RW disc, and a 40-minute phone conversation with a techno-geek at amazon to get it into my existling iTunes library and playlist. I would only resort to amazon for such a purchase if I had no alternative for acquiring the music I need. I love amazon for buying CDs, but avoid them for digital downloads. But yes, the song is great!

Shades of Time
Shades of Time
Price: $14.99
33 used & new from $10.75

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's About Time!, December 26, 2013
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Shades of Time (Audio CD)
I saw the Pozo Seco Singers perform live back in 1968 and bought this album (in its vinyl LP configuration) shortly thereafter. I have loved it ever since. I bought some other Pozo Seco stuff later on, but none of it measured up to "Shades of Time".

Finally, a mere 29 years after the audio CD format debuted in America, and 46 years after the LP version of this album appeared, someone got around to reissuing it on compact disc. But they did more than that. The first 11 tracks are the original LP, but they've added 11 more "bonus tracks," most, if not all of which have been very difficult to find and acquire in ANY format before.

I'm still getting used to the second half of the CD, but I welcome the "new" Pozo Seco music. A few of the songs, like "Louisiana Man" are familiar tunes, others are new to me. But I'm so glad to have "Shades of Time" on a commercial CD I can hardly stand it! Thank you, Music Gods, for this audio blessing!

Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
Bennett & Brubeck: The White House Sessions, Live 1962
Price: $6.59
68 used & new from $2.59

4.0 out of 5 stars Mostly Bennett OR Brubeck, December 26, 2013
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This is a great bit of musical history. Tony Bennett fans will like it. Dave Brubeck fans will like it. Those who are fans of both Bennett and Brubeck will like it even more.

Be forewarned, however: part of it is JUST Tony Bennett. Part of it is JUST Dave Brubeck. Only a little bit is Brubeck and Bennett performing together.

Nonetheless, it's very enjoyable. Grab it before it goes out of print.

Complete Seventies
Complete Seventies
4 used & new from $11.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Antipodean '70s Collection, December 26, 2013
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
This review is from: Complete Seventies (Audio CD)
This five-disc collection was created by EMI Australia, so it contains many recordings which will be unfamiliar to most American listeners. If you are curious about what came out of Australia besides the Bee Gees, you'll find it interesting. If your curiosity does not venture beyond Casey Kasem's American Top 40, there are other '70s anthologies you'll like better.

If you do enjoy this, seek out the similar five-CD Complete Sixties set, apparently put together by the same people.

WLS 890 The Lost Sixties 60's
WLS 890 The Lost Sixties 60's

5.0 out of 5 stars Time Travel Is Now Possible!, December 26, 2013
WLS changed from being The Prairie Farmer Station to a top 40 Rock 'n' Roll format on May 2, 1960. For almost 30 years it exzcelled at that, and its 50,000-watt clear channel signal covered about three dozen states after dark. If you grew up in Chicago or the midwest in the '60s this CD will blow you away.

There are 11 songs, many of which you may already have. But That's Not All! Before and after each song are WLS jingles and snippets of nine different WLS disc jockeys. The whole thing concludes with 10 minutes of WLS jingles, and WLS had some of the best jingles anywhere.

WLS was one of the very best Top 40 stations in the known universe. Whether you want to reminisce about it or expand your horizons on the history or rock radio, this is a great place to start.

The songs:

Alley-Oop - The Hollywood Argyles 1960
Runaway - Del Shannon 1961
Soldier Boy - The Shirelles 1962
Land of 1,000 Dances - Cannibal & The Headhunters 1965
The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss) - Betty Everett 1964
Five O'Clock World - The Vogues 1965-66
Double Shot of My Baby's Love - The Swingin' Medallions 1966
Happy Together - The Turtles 1967
Expressway to Your Heart - The Soul Survivors 1967
Judy in Disguise (With Glasses) - John Fred 1967-68
Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song) - The Buckinghams 1967

The DJs:

Gene Taylor
Mort Crowley
Dick Biondi
Bernie Allen
Dex Card
Ron Riley
Clark Weber
Chuck Buell
Art Roberts
...and newsman Lyle Dean!

You Need this CD!

Page: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4