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 #6695  by phreaker
 Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:48 pm
Shaggy wrote:Picking five of all time out of all the genres is too hard for me. So I'm going to be different and name five great acoustic guitar albums that I love.

Blues Singer - Buddy Guy
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
You Were There For Me - Peter Rowan and Tony Rice
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Oh man. I forgot about Nick Drake. I love that guy. Terrible ending for him though...only 3 albums back in the early 70's, and the fella's record company is still making his cd's. So much talent.

 #6699  by jck_strw
 Fri Jun 23, 2006 5:04 pm
Here's my "top 5" albums in no particular order:

1. Dark Side of the Moon - Pink Floyd
2. Exile on Main Street - Rolling Stones
3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
4. Burgers - Hot Tuna
5. Quah - Jorma Kaukonen
6. Reckoning - Grateful Dead
7. Time Fades Away - Neil Young
8. Blood On The Tracks - Bob Dylan

 #6706  by amyjared
 Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:20 am
Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 6:30 pm    Post subject:
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Big Pink is by The Band.

Blood on the tracks is Bob Dylan.

English settlement is XTC.

Babylon by bus is Bob Marley.

Who is live at the leads. (who's on first.)

One more for the road I believe is Toots Thielemans.

Wheels of fire is Cream.
Sorry, I was in a hurry and wanted to jot down some picks. One More for the Road is actually Lynyrd Skynyrd and while many abhor them, I think they were incredible. I am, of course, referring to their original incarnation. I also left off jazz (on purpose), because it deserves its own 5 album list, along with Bluegrass, country, folk, punk, etc. :-)

 #6712  by Shaggy
 Sun Jun 25, 2006 3:42 am
phreaker wrote:
Shaggy wrote:Picking five of all time out of all the genres is too hard for me. So I'm going to be different and name five great acoustic guitar albums that I love.

Blues Singer - Buddy Guy
Bert Jansch - Bert Jansch
Pink Moon - Nick Drake
You Were There For Me - Peter Rowan and Tony Rice
Harvest Moon - Neil Young
Oh man. I forgot about Nick Drake. I love that guy. Terrible ending for him though...only 3 albums back in the early 70's, and the fella's record company is still making his cd's. So much talent.
And I would put his debut album Five Leaves Left as one of the great debut albums by a solo artist. I don't like the second album, production is too rich - too much trying to be like Randy Newman's first album. He was an incredible guitarist, he used all five fingers on his right hand had a classical approach to picking, used offbeat jazz timings, weird chords but more or less played the blues in a folky way. Plus his tunings would leave Joni scratching her head! I'd put him equal with Bert Jansch - "the Hendrix of acoustic guitar" to quote Neil Young.

My favourite Grateful Dead album is American Beauty, keeping to a similar ilk I would put Jackson Browne's Late For The Sky and Hollywood Town Hall by the Jayhawks up there as well.

 #6719  by hesgone95
 Mon Jun 26, 2006 12:30 pm
Only 5, jeesh....here goes...in no particular order.

Studio:

Dead-American Beauty
The Band-Music from Big Pink (or maybe the brown album, hard to choose btwn the two)
Jackson Browne- For Everyman
Bob Dylan-Desire
Bob Marley-Survival

Live:

Willie Nelson-Willie and Family Live
CSN&Y-Four Way Street
Dead-Reckoning
Bob Marley-Babylon by Bus
Neil Young-Live Rust

Some others that deserve mentioning, genre non-specific....

Workin' Steamin', Relaxin', Cookin' With the Miles Davis Quintet. (Not one album, but recorded on two studio dates in 1956. May and October if i'm not mistaken)

Giant Steps-Coltrane

Alive!-Grant Green

Peter Tosh-Live and Dangerous in Boston, 1976

Catch a Fire-The Wailers

Kaya-Bob Marley and the Wailers

Hollywood Townhall-Jayhawks

Wideswing Tremolo-Son Volt

Jackson Browne-Jackson Browne (AKA Saturate Before Using), Late for the Sky, Running on Empty

Bob Dylan-Nashville Skyline, New Morning, Planet Waves

Rolling Stones-Sticky Fingers, Some Girls

I could go on and on, but won't.....God I love music. And talkin' bout it too... :cool:

 #6726  by tigerstrat
 Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:27 pm
Trying to include at least a few that I'm reasonably confident won't be brought up otherwise:

Double Bummer ...Bongwater
Lulu (and Are You Shakespearienced?) ...Trip Shakespeare
Damage (and Slip It In)...Black Flag
Good ...Morphine
Dealing With It (& Dirty Rotten EP- 22 songs in 18 minutes!) ...D.R.I.


and perhaps a few more predictable mentions:
Inner Mounting Flame ...Mahavishnu Orchestra
Mr. Gone ...Weather Report
'58 Miles ...Miles Davis Sextet, a LIVE compilation featuring Coltrane & Cannonball Adderly.
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 #6727  by whitelacestrange
 Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:33 pm
tigerstrat wrote:Trying to include at least a few that I'm reasonably confident won't be brought up otherwise:

Double Bummer ...Bongwater
Lulu (and Are You Shakespearienced?) ...Trip Shakespeare
Damage (and Slip It In)...Black Flag
Good ...Morphine
Dealing With It (& Dirty Rotten EP- 22 songs in 18 minutes!) ...D.R.I.


and perhaps a few more predictable mentions:
Inner Mounting Flame ...Mahavishnu Orchestra
Mr. Gone ...Weather Report
'58 Miles ...Miles Davis Sextet, live compilation featuring Coltrane and Cannonball Adderly.[/i]
you throw some punk in there, yea not many people on this site would put those in.

 #6734  by ssrythm
 Mon Jun 26, 2006 8:22 pm
Wha??? No Cheap Trick at Buddahkann? :o :lol:

 #6735  by tigerstrat
 Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:02 pm
ssrythm wrote:Wha??? No Cheap Trick at Buddahkann? :o :lol:
No, but I'll take Bob Dylan's Live At Budokan

I'm kinda bummed I didn't list any rap albums...

 #6736  by phreaker
 Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:40 pm
Dr. Dre--The Chronic

Snoop Doggy Dog--Doggy Style

Beastie Boys--License to Ill

Digable Planets--Blowout Comb

Atmosphere--Sevens Travels

Jus' had to rep. muh hip-hop, G.

 #6738  by Shaggy
 Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:47 am
The perfect sister album to Hollywood Town Hall would be Sill Feel Gone by Uncle Tupelo.

I think the Bands second album is much better than Big Pink.

For live albums how about BB King live at Cook County Jail? Class album. It's easy these days to forget how important "the chairman of the board" was.

 #6739  by Crazy 9.5 Fingers
 Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:44 am
I am going to have to step up and give Jerry some props for the first JGB double live disc. Some of his best singing and playing are all over those discs, Tangled Up.., Senor, Dear Prudence, just plain nasty goodness. As far as Hip Hop albums, NaS "Illmatic" is about as good as one can go for the East Coast sound. Maybe the all time best live CD is the original "Friday Night In San Francisco" with Al DiMeola, Paco De Lucia, and the incomparable John McGlaughlin. Just don't try and play guitar after you listen to it as you will realize just how much you suck.

 #6742  by hesgone95
 Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:17 am
As far as hip hop, what about:

Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kwali)
Reflection Eternal-Train of Thought (Talib Kwali & Dj Hi-Tek)
OutKast-Aquemini
The Roots-Things Fall Apart
Common-Can I Borrow a Dollar

And Punk:

The Exploited-Troops of Tomorrow, Let's Start A War
Misfits-Misfits (AKA Plan 9)
TSOL-Dance With Me
Subhumans-The Day the Country Died
Dead Kennedys-In God We Trust, Inc

My two cents.