Loudon Wainwright III, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 30th, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Loudon Wainwright III

Loudon Wainwright III

“I remember the first record I bought, but it was a 45. It was Elvis’ ‘All Shook Up.’

“As far as albums go, it might have been an Elvis Presley record, too, a 33 1/3 album, but the rest is more or less a blur. I bought a lot of different things at different times.

“And my parents, of course, had albums that I loved, especially ‘Louis Prima, the Wildest,’ which was a live Louis Prima and Keely Smith record with Sam Boutera and the Witnesses. It was recorded live in Las Vegas, and that was one of my favorite albums.”

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