Saturday, October 19, 2013

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time (Great Guitarists) Part 10 of 100

 Here's five albums that have killer guitar work on them! Rolling Stone has Jackson Brown on their Top 500 list, but not David Lindley, the guy who made Jackson Brown's records rock! This 1981 LP is simply fantastic, and has the hottest version of "Mercury Blues" on it that was ever recorded!

Former Yardbirds guitarist Jeff Beck's first solo LP came out in 1979 and was titled "Blow By Blow" and took him from being merely a rock guitar player to being a real innovator in the genre called Jazz Rock or Fusion music! This is a beautiful record!

 Roy Buchanan is one of the most underrated guitarists of all time. You never knew what Roy was going to come up with! This 'live' album released in 1975 shines, and Roy's playing will give you goosebumps! I could listen to one song titled  "Can I Change My Mind" all day long and never get tired of it!

 This album by the 18 year old Shuggie Otis came out in 1971! It was called "Freedom Flight" and just like on Prince's first album,  Shuggie is almost entirely responsible for everything you hear! He did the lead and background vocals, played guitar, bass, organ, drums, bells, bottleneck guitar, and tack piano! Needless to say, my copy is worn out!

I had trouble picking out which Spirit album to put on this list, but this LP from 1969 titled "Clear" is probably my favourite of their records. Jazzy, somewhat laid back, this record sets an unforgettable mood. Randy California's guitar work is always interesting, and I dig it! Not only is this one not on Rolling Stone's list, even worse, no albums by Spirit are! Sorry, that's just wrong!

1 comment:

  1. I've recently discovered Shuggie Otis. Great stuff. Roy Buchanan is great, but I don't have any of his albums.