Saturday, May 17, 2014

The REAL 500 Best Albums Of All Time - Part 29 of 100 - "The Blues Rock"

That last comment by Retrohound really got me thinking about how anal I'm being about this whole thing!  In reality, depending on one's taste in music, a person could easily come up with 500 Jazz records, 500 Blues records, 500 Country records, or 500 Rock records, but having to decide among them is a real chore! It's impossible to really list the 500 best records of all time, so I might as well cut loose and list a bunch of great records starting with the Blues!

 "Singin' The Blues" came out in 1959, and was Blues Boy King's first release! Is it any better than his second or third record? I doubt it, and therein lies the conundrum! What a great cover!

I like electric guitars, so I'm going to pick electric blues over acoustic blues 9 out of 10 times! Muddy Waters threw his psychedelic hat into the ring in 1968! "Electric Mud" is revered by some and loathed by others! Personally, I dig the shit out of it!

I love anything by Magic Sam! Just the fact that's he's magic should be enough for anyone, but if that's not enough, then there's this 1967 LP to prove it! This is one of my favourite record covers of all time!

This 1968 album by Howlin' Wolf is wrong on so many levels, it's sick to not love it! Guitarist Hubert Sumlin went deep and summoned up licks from God knows where, and The Wolf's vocals will send shivers down your spine!!

Sonny Boy Williamson is just one of many unsung blues heroes, and this 1959 album entitled "Down And Out Blues" says it all! Damn right I got the Blues!!!