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top ten guitar albums...and yours?

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by andpeab, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. Coop47

    Coop47 Poster Extraordinaire

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    Off the top of my head - a weird list, I admit.

    Duke Levine - Country Soul Guitar
    BB King - Live at San Quentin
    Dire Straits - Alchemy
    Del Fuegos - Boston, Mass
    Keith Richards - Talk Is Cheap
    James McMurtry - It Had To Happen
    Police - Regatta de Blanc
    Hold Steady - Boys and Girls in America
    The Replacements - Tim
    ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
     
  2. hekawi

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    1. Dire Straits (1st album)...Knopfler's debut
    2. Deep Purple - Machine Head. Blackmore's finest hour, so much more than "Smoke on the Water"
    3. Yes - Yessongs. 6 sides of incredible live stuff from Steve Howe
    4. Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon. Gilmour is money
    5. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle. the best of CCR and Fogerty. classic riffs.
    6. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night. dynamic early stuff from George and John
    7. The Beatles - White Album. strange and varied later stuff + plus Paul's "Blackbird"
    8. Tony Rice - Manzanita. beautiful playing from an acoustic master
    9. Norman Blake - Whiskey Before Breakfast. brilliant folk/old-timey flatpicking.
    10. Dixie Dregs - Free Fall. amazing work from Steve Morse
     
  3. NiceTele

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    Albums that got me into electric guitars and playing in bands from an early age (and in no particular order):
    1. Super Session (Bloomfield/ Stills/ Cooper)
    2. Benefit (Jethro Tull)
    3. Best of Cream (compilation, not sure of correct album name)
    4. Best of Hendrix (compilation, not sure of correct album name)
    5. Rock and Roll (Vanilla Fudge)
    6. Hawaii Five O (The Ventures)
    7. Most of The Beatles Albums
    8. Ummagumma (Pink Floyd)
    9. In search of the lost chord (Moody Blues)
    10. In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson)

    plus many more
     
  4. Tatercaster

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    Ay! How could I forget CCR and Floyd?! :(
     
  5. abracadabra

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    reigniting this one

    my faves right now are (no particular order, and only one per artist):

    Joe Satriani -Surfing with the Alien
    Steve Vai -Alien Love Secrets
    Andy Timmons -That was then this is now
    Robert Cray -Heavy Picks
    Jeff Beck -Blow by Blow
    Wes Montgomery -The Incredible Jazz Guitar
    Hendrix -Band of Gypsys
    Eric Johnson -Venus Isle
    SRV -Texas Flood
    Kenny Burrell -with John Coltrane

    really hard to limit it to only one per artist. :)
     
  6. Slip Kid

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    In no special order:
    Tal Farlow - "The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow"
    Kenny Burrell & Jimmy Smith - "Blue Bash"
    Leo Kottke - "6 & 12 String Guitars"
    Jimi Hendrix Experience - "Axis: Bold As Love"
    John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers - "Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton"
    John Scofield - "A Go Go"
    Charlie Christian - "Genius of the Electric Guitar"
    SRV & DT - "Soul To Soul"
    Danny Gatton - "Unfinished Business"
    The Fabulous Thunderbirds - "Girls Go Wild"
     
  7. Flakey

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    Dire Straits "Dire Straits"
    The Plimsouls "Everywhere at once"
    The Smithereens "Especially for You"
    Johnny Smith "The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar"
    Chet Atkins "Chet Atkins: Guitar Legend: The RCA Years"
    Jack Knife and the Sharps "Hot Rocket"
    Les Paul and Mary Ford "Hits of Les Paul and Mary Ford"
    Chuck Berry "After School Session"
    Allman Bros. "Beginnings"
    Freddie King "Best of Freddie King"
     
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    Allman Brothers "Live at Fillmore East"
    Beatles "Abbey Road"
    Pierre Bensusan "Intuite"
    Kelly Joe Phelps "Shine-Eyed Mr. Zen"
    Roy Buchanan "Second Album"
    Santana "Santana III"
    Richard Thompson (most everything..)
    Dire Straits "Brothers in Arms"
    Eric Clapton "From the Cradle"
    Jimi Hendrix "in the West"
     
  9. Fendereedo

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    In order:
    The Clash - London Calling.
    The Who - Quadrophenia.
    The Stooges - Fun House.
    The Stone Roses - The Stone Roses.
    Dr Feelgood - Malpractice.
    The Jam - All Mod Cons.
    Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
    Jeff Buckley - Grace.
    The Who - Who's Next.
    Nirvana - In Utero.
     
  10. Elmore

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    01. Rainbow Bridge - Jimi Hendrix
    02. Houses of the Holy - Led Zeppelin
    03. Live At The Filmore East - The Allman Brothers
    04. Almost Alone - Chet Atkins
    05. Venus Isle - Eric Johnson
    06. Hot Wired - Brent Mason
    07. The New Boss Guitar of George Benson - George Benson
    08. John Mayall's Bluesbreakers With Eric Clapton - John Mayall/Eric Clapton
    09. Strangers In The Night - UFO with Michael Schenker
    10. 88 Elmira Street - Danny Gatton
     
  11. Muttcaster

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    No particular order:

    David Grisman Quintet- 1st album
    Tony Rice- Guitar
    SRV- Texas Flood
    Fabulous Thunderbirds- Girls Go Wild
    Eric Clapton- 24 Nights
    David Grier- Got The House To Myself
    Brad Paisley- Play
    Clarence White- Nashville West
    Rolling Stones- Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out
    Lynyryd Skynyrd- Platinum and Gold
     
  12. ValDiaz

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    In no particular order...

    Jimi Hendrix - Are You Experienced
    Derek & The Dominos - Layla
    Paul Butterfield Blues Band - 1st album from '65, Mike Bloomfield on fire
    Allman Bros - Live At The Fillmore
    Stones - Exile On Main Street
    Led Zep - BBC Sessions
    Neil Young - Everybody Knows This Is Nowehere
    Muddy Waters - Hard Again
    Ryan Adams - Cold Roses
    Gillian Welch - Time The Revelator
     
  13. moonman2

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    Dire Straits - 1978
    ACDC - Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here
    Led Zep - II
    Marrilion - Misplaced Childhood
    Steve Hackett - Momentum
    SRV - Couldn't Stand The Weather
    Van Halen - 1984
    Joe Satriani - Surfing With The Alien
    Fleetwood Mac - Pious Bird of Good Omen
     
  14. TeleKineses

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    I'm going to say ditto to pretty much all the classic music that has been mentioned. It got me started and they go without saying. For newer music that changed the way I thought about guitar:

    White Blood Cells - The White Stripes: minimalist but with enough attitude to carry the album. My second most listened to album of all time.

    Battle For Los Angeles - Rage Against the Machine: very industrious for a bunch of communist. Tom Morello was doing solos when it wasn't cool anymore.

    Most anything Explosions in the Sky.

    Most anything Brad Paisley.

    Most anything John Frusciante.

    (Okay I know that cheating but what do you do?)

    Pork Soda; Primus I like listening to Larry LaLonde play "around" Les Claypools wackiness.
    It taken some serious musicianship to be that off the wall and still successful.

    Weezer's Blue Album: My first most listened to album of all time. Name any other album ever where it was cool to rock out about drinking tea with your grandma. It is also one of the loneliest albums of all time- Hank Williams would be proud.

    Sublime: Sublime- you get to see a lot of the bands various musical influences.

    The full custom gospel sounds of the Rev Horton Heat: He kept Rockabilly alive for another generation.

    Van Halen, best of volume one.
     
  15. Mr Perch

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    I ran across this list from a guy who plays guitar better than I do:

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  16. telerocker1988

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    Hotel California - Eagles
    Sticky Fingers - Rolling Stones
    Back In Black - AC/DC
    Toys In The Attic - Aerosmith
    Street Survivors - Lynyrd Skynyrd
    Rumours - Fleetwood Mac
    II - Led Zeppelin
    Appetite For Destruction - Guns N' Roses
    Beano - John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers
    Fire And Water - Free
     
  17. jaytee32

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    Lots of good stuff. I'll list the stuff I didn't see yet :

    Tommy Emmanuel, "Only"
    Either of the first two Bad Company albums. That's why I started playing electric guitar.
    Lee Ritenour, "The Captain's Journey"
    The Pat Metheny Group (white album)
    Joe Ely, Live at Liberty Lunch
     
  18. Uncle Joe

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    I'll add a few of my guitar instrumental favorites that I don't think are listed...

    Joe Robinson - Birdseed
    The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar
    John Petrucci - Suspended Animation
    BB King - Spotlight on Lucille
    Michael Hedges - Beyond Boundaries
    Larry Carlton - Alone/But Never Alone
    Jing Chi - (Ford/Haslip/Colaiuta)
    The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery
    Barney Kessel - Soaring
    Chet Atkins - Please Stay Tuned
    Jim Campilongo - Orange

    And I must admit that I love Andy Timmons Band - Sgt. Pepper

    If I had to pick one with vocals I'd go with Johnny Winter or King Crimson - Discipline.

    If you've read through this thread you should pick up the Lee Ritenour Blue Ray from a couple of years back.
     
  19. refin

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    Ten ain't enough.............
     
  20. Swampash&Tweed

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    Clapton / Derek & the Dominoes layla& other

    SRV / Texas Flood

    Allman Brothers band/ live at the Fillmore

    Allman Brothers band / back where it all begins

    ZZ Top/ Best of

    The Rolling stones / Sticky Fingers

    Zack Wylde/ Pride & Glory

    Tab Benoit/ Nice & warm

    Van Halen/ Women and Children first

    Santana / Best of
     
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