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Boston: Wadsworth. New Zealand English. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. Something from Audience? If you asked leading University music appreciation doctorate professorsI am CERTAIN you would find popularity and technical statistics that could not agree with the idem listing you have posted. Only two or so from the last 40 years? I was happy to see Texas Flood made the list. Also thanks for the list and for everyone adding their favorites.
Missing thoughts, J. But more importantly, we can see all the comments of what people left out. Missing: 1. Such a list without any jimi Hendrix album sounds strange you include SR Vaughanbut not his master!!!
As usual guitar is the theme. Otis Taylor? The lack of Blodwyn Pig is disturbing. Bout time someone mentioned Shuggie Otis. Roy Buchanan was to overly stylistic, loved him but he began to bore me. Jesus just left Chicago???? Surely one of the best electric blues albums of all time. He has a lot of great records. His songs have been covered by some of the best. Give him a listen.
I think albums is too limiting. Here are a list of albums that I like. I came to blues music after rock and roll through Eric Clapton and others so I am perhaps not a blues purist but I do appreciate Robert Johnson, BB King, and many others as well as those who led me to their music. Very glad to see my favorite Rory Gallagher included.
Also, no Lonnie Mack. Where is the westafrican blues!? Wht about Ali farka Toures last albumSavane. But in those years I have heard five albums that have all had a great influence on me. And, of course, pretty much everything by Wolf and Muddy. Seriously, great choice! Very difficult to narrow it down to Enjoy his lyrics and his slide and harp playing are on the money. Did you consider any Canadian blues artists? I think there are also cases of musicians from other genres who recorded blues or blues like music — Triumph is one group I can think of.
Man, did they miss a lot. Many that are much better than those they selected!!! Thank you! Some other also not mentioned in the comment section, i think great blues or bluesrock albums I very much like are:. Is a great blues album as well. The replies here are priceless. Bad Company? George Thoroughgood? Janis Joplin? Stevie Ray Vaughn? Humble Pie? Allman Bros.? Triumph was labeled hard rock or heavy metal but Rik Emmett and the band did play and record some bluesy music from time to time.
King King by The Red Devils is my favorite live blues album of all time. A must-own if ever there was one. But you have forgotten one very important British blues classic from that time, Five Live Yardbirds with the Yardbirds Eric Clapton was one of members at that time, replaced later by Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
The British blues scene during the sixties was so important for the founders of the blues and played an very important role to make this black music style to LP accepted among the white audience in America. Would like to see One Album per Artist — this allows a greater degree of inclusivity. Hard Again by Muddy Waters is also a good one.
Cheers to All. No Ronnie Earl! That is like making a chicken soup with no chicken! Plus the fact Ronnie plays ever note like it is his last! I thought that is what the blues is all about. Hooker n heat already mentioned but what about hooker n davis hot spot soundtrack. Rl burnside ass in pocket and finally graham bond organisation live at klooks kleek.
All essential. Fats knew his blues! One James Cotton album and two Mayall. Uh, no. Gotta agree with that. You could get rid of all the rock bands and all the English bands. They were just regurgitating the masters. Go to the source not the people that are doing Rock covers. Agree about Willie Dixon…Needs to be there.
Rock blues, straight blues, jazz blues etc. I want to know about everyone and then select my own favorites. I wish the list could have had or great albums. All of these works are valuable and have merit!! He plays a lot of cigar box guitars and unusual instruments. And Joe Bonamassa was adored by B. King, you need a better recommendation than that?? And thank you!! Typical North American rubbish.
So what are your selections? European or African? Think in those terms and some of the classic rock bands qualify. Apologies, a couple of the artists I mentioned are on the list! I accept it is a subjective thing and impossible to include everyone.
Gosh I could add a lot more. And change some to different albums. As for Allman Bros. The blues was almost dead in the us.
The Brits embraced it and started it again. My first concert was the Jefferson Airplane with the warm up band The Yardbirds in I would say that some of these bands should be included. I wish it was more than Etta James, Tell Mamma. Has been previously mentioned but should include Chicken Shack and the Groundhogs. Also the Graham Bond Organisation. Also surprised that Robin Trower hasnt been mentioned.
I also like Fleetwood mac by Fleetwood mac. This has to be one of the greats! How could you miss this one?
Thanks all! Hutto are strangely absent. The choice for Muddy Waters does not cover his best recordings. Why not The Best of Muddy Waters? We could endlessly debate about the definition of blues, but the purpose here is not to list all the guitarists that once played a blues classic, or our favorites RnB or jazz or rock musicians.
Why is there always someone who has to have the best or the top ten etc. The other thing that amazes me is how everybody is an authority on how the bands such as the Stones, CreamMayall, Butterfield and on and on saved the music and brought it back to life. It was word of mouthconversationconcerts like the newport Jazz festival. We all know that our bluesmakers of all folks cannot possibly be ranked like football teams or mutual funds. Consider the West African griots or that itinerant bluesman that W.
Handy found and lost at the Tutwiler train depot in And consider the folks whose paths never crossed those of the white historians or those who sang only to themselves and their God. Even people who love the blues can manage to leave Willie Dixon off this list. I read them all and thanks. You mean there is only good blues albums out there?
Give me a break. Gonna check it out. No one mentioned Hadda Brooks. Re; the Allman Brothers. I miss Duane. Fleetwood Mac including Green lack that raw blues voice, but I love their blues stuff. Glad Alex Koris was mentioned. Great Lp.
Check out Wild-Child Butler. Also, in many cases, there are better collections by the same artist than the ones listed. Great list. Bit of British Blues and Boogie? Thanks, enjoyed reading this. Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
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A Singularity Postulous Fake Affront Based on his birth name and the fact that he was branching out into more digital production, Bobby Diggs became Bobby Digital. As Bobby Digital, I could use a character to describe some of the earlier days of my own life. Partying, bullshitting, going crazy, chasing women, taking drugs.
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The two songsmiths in question were born and raised in two very different worlds - Lou Reed in the jungles of New York City and Kris Kristofferson in the heart of the Southland. Through the lens of their music, Lou and Kris view the human condition with a sense of humility and no small amount of humor, which was always close at hand. Introduction 2. Vin Scelsa Introduces Lou Reed 3. Betrayed 4. VS Introduces Kris Kristofferson 5.
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Sincethe Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view. Infans were able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny.
It pulls on the hidden thread. In keeping with that time period, the band turned to Fleischer Studios home of Betty Boop to use some of their historic animations for a brand new video for the track. The look, the music, all of it," commented Jimbo Mathus. Between the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums.
Their watershed album, Hot was recorded in the heat of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of booze and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old world jazz. This passion mixed with klezmer, blues and random bits of contemporary musical leanings became the bands signature style. At the time, there were few other bands inhabiting this space. Joy To The World 5. Holy Unto The Lord 6. The Savior Is Born. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 2. No Room At The Inn 3.
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Tear It Up 5. Oh Boy 6. Rock This Town. Sweet Love On My Mind 2. My One Desire 5. Ubangi Stomp. Side E 1. Drink That Bottle Down 2. Storm The Embassy 3. Stray Cat Strut 4. Fishnet Stockings 5. Important Words. Manson Murder feat. Hater Love feat. Haze Vs. Since "the" is one of the most frequently used words in English, at various times short abbreviations for it have been found:.
Occasional proposals have been made by individuals for an abbreviation. As a result, the use of a y with an e above it as an abbreviation became common. This can still be seen in reprints of the edition of the King James Version of the Bible in places such as Romansor in the Mayflower Compact. Historically, the article was never pronounced with a y sound, even when so written.
The word "The" itself, capitalised, is used as an abbreviation in Commonwealth countries for the honorific title "The Right Honourable", as in e. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rock and roll had not disappeared at the end of the s and some of its energy can be seen in the Twist dance craze of the early s, mainly benefiting the career of Chubby Checker. Cliff Richard had the first British rock and roll hit with " Move It ", effectively ushering in the sound of British rock.
Also significant was the advent of soul music as a major commercial force. The instrumental rock and roll of performers such as Duane EddyLink Wray and the Ventures was developed by Dick Dalewho added distinctive "wet" reverbrapid alternate picking, and Middle Eastern and Mexican influences.
He produced the regional hit " Let's Go Trippin' " in and launched the surf music craze, following up with songs like " Misirlou " Surf music achieved its greatest commercial success as vocal music, particularly the work of the Beach Boysformed in in Southern California. Their early albums included both instrumental surf rock among them covers of music by Dick Dale and vocal songs, drawing on rock and roll and doo wop and the close harmonies of vocal pop acts like the Four Freshmen.
They drew on a wide range of American influences including s rock and roll, soul, rhythm and blues, and surf music,  initially reinterpreting standard American tunes and playing for dancers. Bands like the Animals from Newcastle and Them from Belfast and particularly those from London like the Rolling Stones and the Yardbirdswere much more directly influenced by rhythm and blues and later blues music.
Beat bands tended towards "bouncy, irresistible melodies", while early British blues acts tended towards less sexually innocent, more aggressive songs, often adopting an anti-establishment stance. There was, however, particularly in the early stages, considerable musical crossover between the two tendencies. During the week of 4 Aprilthe Beatles held 12 positions on the Billboard Hot singles chart, including the entire top five.
The Beatles went on to become the biggest selling rock band of all time and they were followed into the US charts by numerous British bands. The British Invasion helped internationalize the production of rock and roll, opening the door for subsequent British and Irish performers to achieve international success. Garage rock was a raw form of rock music, particularly prevalent in North America in the mids and so called because of the perception that it was rehearsed in the suburban family garage.
There were also regional variations in many parts of the country with flourishing scenes particularly in California and Texas. The style had been evolving from regional scenes as early as The British Invasion greatly influenced garage bands, providing them with a national audience, leading many often surf or hot rod groups to adopt a British influence, and encouraging many more groups to form.
It is generally agreed that garage rock peaked both commercially and artistically around Particularly significant was the release of Blues Breakers with Eric Clapton Beano albumconsidered one of the seminal British blues recordings and the sound of which was much emulated in both Britain and the United States. Many of the songs on their first three albums, and occasionally later in their careers, were expansions on traditional blues songs.
In America, blues rock had been pioneered in the early s by guitarist Lonnie Mack but the genre began to take off in the mids as acts developed a sound similar to British blues musicians. Geils Band and Jimi Hendrix with his power triosthe Jimi Hendrix Experience which included two British members, and was founded in Britainand Band of Gypsyswhose guitar virtuosity and showmanship Album) be among the most emulated of the decade.
Early blues rock bands often emulated jazz, playing long, involved improvisations, which would later be a major element of progressive rock.
From about bands like Cream and the Jimi Hendrix Experience had moved away from purely blues-based music into psychedelia. By the s, the scene that had developed out of the American folk music revival had grown to a major movement, utilising traditional music and new compositions in a traditional style, usually on acoustic instruments. Early attempts to combine elements of folk and rock included the Animals' " House of the Rising Sun "which was the first commercially successful folk song to be recorded with rock and roll instrumentation  and the Beatles " I'm a Loser "arguably the first Beatles song to be influenced directly by Dylan.
Tambourine Man " which topped the charts in Folk-rock reached its peak of commercial popularity in the period —68, before many acts moved off in a variety of directions, including Dylan and the Byrds, who began to develop country rock. Psychedelic music's LSD -inspired vibe began in the folk scene.
Pepper was later regarded as the greatest album of all time and a starting point for the album LPduring which rock music transitioned from the singles format to albums and achieved cultural legitimacy in the mainstream. Progressive rock, a term sometimes used interchangeably with art rockmoved beyond established musical formulas by experimenting with different instruments, song types, and forms. Instrumentals were common, while songs with lyrics were sometimes conceptual, abstract, or based in fantasy and science fiction.
Greater commercial success was enjoyed by Pink Floyd, who also moved away from psychedelia after the departure of Syd Barrett inwith The Dark Side of the Moonseen as a masterpiece of the genre, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time. The instrumental strand of the genre resulted in albums like Mike Oldfield 's Tubular Bellsthe first record, and worldwide hit, for the Virgin Records label, which became a mainstay of the genre.
In the late s, jazz-rock emerged as a distinct subgenre out of the blues-rock, psychedelic, and progressive rock scenes, mixing the power of rock with the musical complexity and improvisational elements of jazz. AllMusic states that the term jazz-rock "may refer to the loudest, wildest, most electrified fusion bands from the jazz camp, but most often it describes performers coming from the rock side of the equation.
In Britain the subgenre of blues rock, and many of its leading figures, like Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce of the Eric Clapton -fronted band Creamhad emerged from the British jazz scene. Often highlighted as the first true jazz-rock recording is the only album by the relatively obscure New York-based the Free Spirits with Out of Sight and Sound British acts to emerge in the same period from the blues scene, Album) make use of the tonal and improvisational aspects of jazz, included Nucleus  and the Graham Bond and John Mayall spin-off Colosseum.
From the psychedelic rock and the Canterbury scenes came Soft Machine, who, it has been suggested, produced one of the artistically successfully fusions of the two genres. Perhaps the most critically acclaimed fusion came from the jazz side of the equation, with Miles Davisparticularly influenced by the work of Hendrix, incorporating rock instrumentation into his sound for the album Bitches Brew It was a major influence on subsequent rock-influenced jazz artists, including Herbie HancockChick Corea and Weather Report.
Reflecting on developments in rock music at the start of the s, Robert Christgau later wrote in Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies : .
The decade is, of course, an arbitrary schema itself—time doesn't just execute a neat turn toward the future every ten years. But like a lot of artificial concepts—money, say—the category does take on a reality of its own once people figure out how to put it to work. In popular music, embracing the '70s meant both an elitist withdrawal from the messy concert and counterculture scene and a profiteering pursuit of the lowest common denominator in FM radio and album rock.
Rock saw greater commodification during this decade, turning into a multibillion-dollar industry and doubling its market while, as Christgau noted, suffering a significant "loss of cultural prestige". In the '70s the powerful took over, as rock industrialists capitalized on the national mood to reduce potent music to an often reactionary species of entertainment—and to transmute rock's popular base from the audience to market.
Roots rock is the term now used to describe a move away from what some saw as the excesses of the psychedelic scene, to a more basic form of rock and roll that incorporated its original influences, particularly country and folk music, leading to the creation of country rock and Southern rock. The founders of Southern rock are usually thought to be the Allman Brothers Band, who developed a distinctive sound, largely derived from blues rockbut incorporating elements of boogiesoul, and country in the early s.
Glam rock emerged from the English psychedelic and art rock scenes of the late s and can be seen as both an extension of and reaction against those trends. The origins of glam rock are associated with Marc Bolanwho had renamed his folk duo to T. Rex and taken up electric instruments by the end of the s. After the early successes of Latin rock in the s, Chicano musicians like Carlos Santana and Al Hurricane continued to have successful careers throughout the s.
Santana opened the decade with success in his single " Black Magic Woman " on the Abraxas album. A strange time, —although rock's balkanization into genres was well underway, it was often hard to tell one catch-phrase from the next.
From the late s it became common to divide mainstream rock music into soft and hard rock. Soft rock was often derived from folk rock, using acoustic instruments and putting more emphasis on melody and harmonies. From the late s the term "heavy metal" began to be used to describe some hard rock played with even more volume and intensity, first as an adjective and by the early s as a noun. Led Zeppelin added elements of fantasy to their riff laden blues-rock, Deep Purple brought in symphonic and medieval interests from their progressive rock phase and Black Sabbath introduced facets of the gothic and modal harmonyhelping to produce a "darker" sound.
Rock, mostly the heavy metal genre, has been criticized by some Christian leaders, who have condemned it as immoral, anti-Christian and even satanic. Starting in the s Christian pop performers have had some mainstream success. While these artists were largely acceptable in Christian communities, the adoption of heavy rock and glam metal styles by bands like Stryperwho achieved considerable mainstream success in the s, was more controversial.
American working-class oriented heartland rock, characterized by a straightforward musical style, and a concern with the lives of ordinary, blue-collar American people, developed in the second half of the s.
The term heartland rock was first used to describe Midwestern arena rock groups like KansasREO Speedwagon and Styx, but which came to be associated with a more socially concerned form of roots rock more directly influenced by folk, country and rock and roll. Exemplified by the commercial success of singer songwriters Bruce SpringsteenBob Segerand Tom Pettyalong with less widely known acts such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and Joe Grushecky and the Houserockersit was partly a reaction to post-industrial urban decline in the East and Mid-West, often dwelling on issues of social disintegration and isolation, beside a form of good-time rock and roll revivalism.
Heartland rock faded away as a recognized genre by the early s, as rock music in general, and blue-collar and white working class themes in particular, lost influence with younger audiences, and as heartland's artists turned to more personal works.
Newer artists whose music would perhaps have been labeled heartland rock had it been released in the s or s, such as Missouri's Bottle Rockets and Illinois' Uncle Tupelooften find themselves labeled alt-country.
Punk rock was developed between and in the United States and the United Kingdom. Rooted in garage rock and other forms of what is now known as protopunk music, punk rock bands eschewed the perceived excesses of mainstream s rock. Punk embraces a DIY do it yourself ethicwith many bands self-producing their recordings and distributing them through informal channels. Punk quickly became a major cultural phenomenon in the UK. The Sex Pistols' live TV skirmish with Bill Grundy on December 1, was the watershed moment in British punk's transformation into a major media phenomenon, even as some stores refused to stock the records and radio airplay was hard to come by.
An associated punk subculture emerged, expressing youthful rebellion and characterized by distinctive clothing styles and a variety of anti-authoritarian ideologies. By the beginning of the s, faster, more aggressive styles such as hardcore and Oi! Although punk rock was a significant social and musical phenomenon, it achieved less in the way of record sales being distributed by small specialty labels such as Stiff Records or American radio airplay as the radio scene continued to be dominated by mainstream formats such as disco and album-oriented rock.
If hardcore most directly pursued the stripped down aesthetic of punk, and new wave came to represent its commercial wing, post-punk emerged in the later s and early s as its more artistic and challenging side. The first wave of British post-punk included Gang of FourSiouxsie and the Banshees and Joy Divisionwho placed less emphasis on art than their US counterparts and more on the dark emotional qualities of their music.
The second generation of British post-punk bands that broke through in the early s, including the Fallthe Pop Groupthe MekonsEcho and the Bunnymen and the Teardrop Explodestended to move away from dark sonic landscapes. The term alternative rock was coined in the early s to describe rock artists who did not fit into the mainstream genres of the time. Bands dubbed "alternative" had no unified style, but were all seen as distinct from mainstream music. Alternative bands were linked by their collective debt to punk rock, through hardcore, New Wave or the post-punk movements.
Few of these early bands achieved mainstream success, although exceptions to this rule include R. Despite a general lack of spectacular album sales, the original alternative rock bands exerted a considerable influence on the generation of musicians who came of age in the s and ended up breaking through to mainstream success in the s.
Styles of alternative rock in the US during the s included jangle popassociated with the early recordings of R. Disaffected by commercialized and highly produced pop and rock in the mids, bands in Washington state particularly in the Seattle area formed a new style of rock which sharply contrasted with the mainstream music of the time. Bands such as Green RiverSoundgardenMelvins and Skin Yard pioneered the genre, with Mudhoney becoming the most successful by the end of the decade.
Grunge remained largely a local phenomenon untilwhen Nirvana 's album Nevermind became a huge success, containing the anthemic song " Smells Like Teen Spirit ". During andother grunge albums such as Pearl Jam 's TenSoundgarden's Badmotorfinger and Alice in Chains ' Dirtalong with the Temple of the Dog album featuring members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, became among the top-selling albums.
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