A child of the 50's I'd listen to my mom;s music: Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday, and many more. I remember sometimes looking at the album sleeves and reading about the writers of the music and how they wrote the blues and boogie woogie in the 20's, 30's and 40's when she was a child.
She had a vast music collection from Blues, Boogie, Crooners, Classical, Movie Sound Scores and more. I had a blast watching her dance as she cleaned the house!
She added to her collection with new artists like: Beach Boys, Peter Paul & Mary, Kingston Trio, Everly Brothers, Elvis, Johnnie Cash, and many more. This also changed my tastes in music but never leaving the Chicago Blues scene far behind with Muddy Waters, BB King, the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers, Eric Clapton, Albert Ammons, Stevie Ray Vaughn, etc.
I have tried to play their music on my harps and guitar but no sucess, instead I listened and enjoyed them. I tried to get into Disco and the 80's and 90's but their music was not organized, had not heart or soul, just noise; much like cRAP today!
So now I am glad to listen to my favorites on Pandora Radio over and over again...