Steve Forbert, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?
“The Rolling Stones. I went to get their ‘Best of’ in my town. They didn’t have it at the moment, but they had ‘December’s Children (And Everybody’s).’
And the good thing about it was that it had everything on it. A Hank Snow song – a live version of ‘I’m Movin’ On’ – and a Muddy Waters song – ‘Look What You’ve Done,’ a straight blues thing.
Then it had their own folk-rock like ‘Get Off of My Cloud’ and ‘I’m Free.’ And it had songs like ‘Blue Turn to Grey’ and ‘The Singer Not the Song.’ These were really folk-rock kinds of things.
And it had some rock & roll on it. It started out with a Chuck Berry song, I think, ‘Talkin’ About You’ or another thing ‘She Said Yeah.’ And it had ‘Route 66’ on it, which it seems like everybody recorded.
So I’m listening to that whole record. I’m not really into world music. I’m not into a lot of weird rhythms. I’m totally into rhythm – totally into rhythm – but I still keep it pretty simple.
But basically, so many things were on that record. I really liked ‘December’s Children.'”