Great Acoustic Albums/Artists

Discussion in 'Acoustic Heaven' started by DAKnox, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. Chiogtr4x

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    I learned alot (not directly, but let's say absorping?) from listening to the following:

    David Grisman/Tony Rice "Tone Poems #1"
    Jerry Garcia/David Grisman (anything....) "Shady Grove"
    Doc Watson-the best!!

    David Bromberg- anything (love his first album)
     
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    Doc Watson, Tony Rice, Norman Blake, Dan Crary, Beppe Gambetta, and those Hawaiian Slack key guys like Led Kaapana !
     
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    Norman Blake "Whiskey Befroe Breakfast"
    David Greer "Lone Soldier"
     
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    I've just rediscovered Bert Jansch, I'm currently working on the album version of "The first time ever....." it doesn't sound too difficult until you try and get his chord voicings in an unfamiliar tuning. :(; "Blackwaterside" is more manageable. Others cover Ry Cooder, early John Renbourn, Fred McDowell, Skip James, Rory Block......
     
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    I love the last few Bert Jansch albums that have the likes of Bernard Butler, Johnny Marr and Hope Sandoval sitting in as well as great writing and playing from Bert. But any Bert is great!
     
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    This has turned out to be a great thread! I've been concentrating on electric for a long time but I just picked up a Taylor GS Mini at the weekend and it has totally reignited my love of acoustic guitar. So all these suggestions are great because I'm absorbing myself in this kind of stuff just now. Listening, learning, playing. Man I love guitar!
     
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    Pentangle's Basket Of Light is the first one that comes to mind. It even says "This is an entirely acoustic album" on the cover. It's a beauty.

     
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    Just about anything from Bruce Cockburn
     
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    Gillian Welch & Dave Rawlings!
     
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    Good suggestion, yes! Both great players. Time (The Revelator) is probably my favourite. There's an awesome Radiohead cover by Gillian and Dave doing the rounds:

     
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    Tommy Emmanuel's superb 'Only' gets my vote. It's just him, one guitar and no overdubs - and no voices to get in the way. I was lucky to see him tour with this album and he played every piece!

    A fine version of one the best tunes, 'Questions':



    Another jaw-dropping solo album is Jan Akkerman's hard to find (but worth the search) 'Acoustic Passion'.
     
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    John Gorka Temporary Road (.91 on amazon used) is a great album
    Shawn Colvin These Four Walls is fantastic (.18 on amazon used)

    Doc & Merle as many others noted
    the live Mississippi John Hurt double album is beyond fantastic (life changing)
    The James Taylor live double album is wonderful...
    John Stewart The Phoenix Concerts...
     
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    Anything with kottke on the cover
     
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    +1 For the John Stewart Phoenix Concerts - I like all his records but California Bloodlines and Willard are wonderful.
     
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    Many of my favorites have been mentioned already. I'll throw in Jonathan Edwards, especially his first, self-titled, record. And David Bromberg's "My Own House" if you want to listen to some great acoustic blues guitar.
     
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    I also love Solid Air - great!

    I don't think Davy Graham has been mentioned has he?
    Check out Folk, Blues and Beyond.

    A contemporary suggestion? Graham Coxon - The Spinning Top album.
     
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    DAKnox,
    I'm with you on Davy Graham as a hugely influential innovative virtuoso - the FBB album is a masterpiece..
    I managed to get to see Davy at a suitably smokey dive in London a long time ago, but unfortunately the maestro was clearly under the influence, and the performance was terribly disappointing. Doesn't take away from what this man left behind from a colourful but tempestuous lifetime...
     
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    Though of another good one this morning: The Secret Policeman's Other Ball. A compilation of live acoustic stuff from a variety of players including John Williams, Sting, and Pete Townshend.
     
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    On this side as well!
     
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