Sunday, October 31, 2010

Must Have Albums

Here's a list of artists and must have albums. These are some of my favorites. I feel every musician should have these.  I do not think of them as having an order, so to speak. These were just from my stream of consciousness.  Of course, there are many others but you can think of this as a starting point.



ROCK:

Prince - Purple Rain
          - The Gold Experience
          - The Hits


Guns and Roses - Appetite for Destruction

Led Zeppelin - I
                     - II
                     - III
                     - IV
                     - Physical Graffiti
                     - Houses of the Holy

Jimi Hendrix - Smash hits
                    - Electric Ladyland
                    - Are You Experienced?

Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life

Pink Floyd - Wish you were here
                  - The Wall



JAZZ:
John Scofield - Agogo
                     - Bump

John Coltrane - Blue Trane
                      - A Love Supreme
                      - Giant Steps

Sonny Rollins - The Bridge

Chick Corea - My Spanish Heart
                    - Now He Sings, Now He Sobs

Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

Bill Evans - Everybody Digs Bill Evans

Elvin Jones - Live at the Lighthouse

BLUES:

Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood

Elmore James - The Sky is Cryin'

BB King - Live at the Regal

Johnny Winter - Whoopin' (with Sonny Terry)            

ZZ Top - One Foot in the Blues

HEAVY METAL:

Metallica - Kill 'Em All
               - Ride the Lightning
               - Master of Puppets
               - And Justice for All...
               - Metallica (The Black Album)

Ratt - Invasion of Your Privacy

Dio - Holy Diver
      - Last in Line

Megadeth - Cryptic Writings
                - Youthanasia

INSTRUMENTAL ROCK:

Tony MacAlpine - Maximum Security

Joe Satriani - Crystal Planet
                   - Flying in a Blue Dream
                   - Engines of Creation
                   -Not of this Earth

Eric Johnson - Ah Via Musicom
                    - Tones

 Steve Vai - Passion and Warfare

Paul Gilbert - Fuzz Universe

Jeff Beck - You Had it Coming