The F Shelf

The “F” shelf in my collection is filled with very specific releases rather than complete catalogs of artists. I enjoy some of the Fabulous Thunderbirds and have “Powerful Stuff” with Jimmy Vaughan as the lead guitarist. But I am also a Duke Robillard fan and bought his one and only album with the T-Birds,”Walk the Walk, Talk the Talk.” Because it’s Duke I keep it but it’s not one of the finest releases from the Fabulous Thunderbirds. I do not own any Firefall records and I never will. But, I do have several Bela Fleck albums. I have to be in a strange place to really enjoy them since I am not a fan of pure bluegrass or banjo pickin’ but it’s the way he fuses folk and rock and jazz with his playing that keeps me interested. Live Bela Fleck shows are something to see, too.