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 #8611  by squire758
 Sun Sep 03, 2006 3:08 pm
Phish- a live one
pink floyd- dark side of the moon
jimi hendrix- are you experienced?
johnny cash- live at folsom prison

 #8629  by amyjared
 Mon Sep 04, 2006 6:17 pm
Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
English Settlement - XTC
Desire - Bob Dylan
London Calling - The Clash
Abbey Road - The Beatles
Rock of Ages - The Band
Who's Next - The Who
One More for the Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Best of Frank Marino and Mahogany Rush
New York - Lou Reed
Disrealli Gears - Cream
Jumping Jive - Joe Jackson
Easter - Patti Smith
Electric Ladyland - Hendrix
Marquee Moon - Television

And, of course, most of the other stuff that was already mentioned!

 #8675  by LazyLightnin
 Tue Sep 05, 2006 11:37 pm
WOW - rarely do you meet someone whos heard of Television. marquee moon, fun album

 #8704  by Jimkkc
 Wed Sep 06, 2006 1:15 pm
These are all great suggestions, so I will just echo what others have said and also add a few that have not been mentioned.

Nick Drake - surely his work would fit being away from home for a year or two.

Leo Kottke - 6 and 12 String Guitar

Wes Montgomery - Jazz Guitar

John Coltrane - Live in Japan

Very Early George Benson

A good recording of Beethoven's (sp?) Pastoral; I believe this is the 5th or 6th Symphony

 #8731  by LazyLightnin
 Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:58 am
i was told to check out leo kottke several times, so i looked him on on youtube.....i couldnt find anything good. maybe a suggestion?

 #8743  by HawaiianDedhed
 Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:32 pm
IMO - the most accessible/full band/vocals included/Dead-like Leo is his recent stuff with Mike Gordon ('Clone' and particularly '66 Steps'). There is lots of singing and the skill involved with the playing is obvious. I may be in the minority but I think Leo's singing voice is great (see bellow). Keller Williams listed '66 Steps' as his favorite album last year (year before?).

For pure Leo, it would be tough to overlook '6&12 String Guitar' as that is a classic at this point. Leo was only 24 when he recorded that though (in 1971?) so he has grown over the years. I always liked 'A Shout Toward Noon' but there is a lot of stuff. 'Essential' would be another good place to start being a best of album.

I've checked youtube for Leo stuff as well and its pretty sparse -- google-video has more stuff, but still pretty minimal.

SEE HIM LIVE IF AT ALL POSSIBLE! The guy is a magician on the guitar, and funny as hell.

Last thing,

Q. Anybody know what Leo Kottke describe as being like "geese farts on a muggy day" in the liner notes to 6&12 String Guitar?

 #8944  by nedcat
 Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:22 pm
a few more ?....I especially liked amyjared's list

Traffic - John Barleycorn Must Die

Creedance - Prince Albert Hall

Little Feat - Last Record Album

Steely Dan - Can't Buy a Thrill

Robin Trower - Bridge of Sighs

Petty & Heartbreakers- Damn the Torpedos

Jimmy Cliff - Harder they Come

CSNY - Four Way Street

 #8952  by jazzyjeff
 Wed Sep 13, 2006 8:24 am
Cold Roses by Ryan Adams and the Cardinals