What other good music was going on
at the same time as Jimi's success ?
The albums listed here are generally considered to be the best by the various artists,
others are simply historically relevant or just some of my favourites.
Old timers will find all this damn obvious, youngsters might find it useful.
The very best are in bold
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS
Two great guitarists (Duane Allman and Dicky Betts), two drummers (!) plus Greg Allmans great vocals
THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND (1969)
IDLEWIND SOUTH (1970)
LIVE AT THE ATLANTA INTERNATIONAL POP FESTIVAL (1970) - released 2003
AT THE FILLMORE EAST (1971), EAT A PEACH (1972), BROTHERS AND SISTERS (1973)
The album in the shops when Chas met Jimi.
Bob Dylans band do their own thing, with impressive results:
MUSIC FROM BIG PINK (1968)
THE BAND (1969)
After abandoning his Pink Floyd, Syd showed that he still had it in him:
THE MADCAP LAUGHS (1970)
SGT PEPPERS LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND (1967)
MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR (1967)
THE BEATLES (1968)
ABBEY ROAD (1969)
PAST MASTERS VOLUME TWO (1965 - 1969) - for essential non-album singles and B sides
All their output is obviously recommended
but especially 1965-67 for me.
"The Beatles" ("White Album") betrayed their loss of direction and their last two
confirmed it (with some wonderful moments along the way).
The greatest of all.
Two great blues-rock workouts with Rod Stewart and Ron Wood, before Led Zeppelin stole the show.
All his albums have stunning moments. I like his mid-seventies jazzy instrumental albums
with George Martin producing: "BLOW BY BLOW" and "WIRED"
and his Gene Vincent's Blue Caps tribute album "CRAZY LEGS" (don't overlook Vincent's superb first two albums though !)
CHUCK BERRY IN MEMPHIS (1967)
Chuck continued putting out good albums in the late sixties.
His fanatastic 50s output is a must of course.
BIG BROTHER AND THE HOLDING
Janis Joplin's first successful band. A bit naff but one or two great moments:
CHEAP THRILLS (1968)
A patchy album from this shortlived group who were one of the first "supergroups":
Eric Clapton, Stevie Winwood, Ginger Baker and Rick Grech.
BLIND FAITH (1969)
SUPER SESSION (1968)
Some interesting moments here with Mike Bloomfields superb guitar.
They do a version of Howard Tate's"Stop" which Band Of Gysys would later adopt.
Al Kooper's mid sixties band before he formed Blood Sweat And Tears.
The legendary Kooper befriended Jimi in 1966 in New York
and later was invited to play on "Ladyland"
DAVID BOWIE (Deram 1967)
DAVID BOWIE (Mercury 1969) - now called "Space Oddity"
THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD (1970)
The quirky pop of that first one sounds like
a mixture of
Anthony Newley (a respected variety artist) and early Pink Floyd or Traffic.
On the other two he begins to assert his own style.
Simply all of his amazing seventies work is recommended.
NOTE: In 1974 he put out a tribute to his favourite sixties bands as "Pin Ups"
James Brown put out about 25 albums while Jimi was a star !
Pictured is the compilation 1964-1969
FOUNDATIONS OF FUNK
IN THE JUNGLE GROOVE
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES
One of Americas white blues/rock pionneers
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND (1965)
EAST WEST (1966)
The greatest period from their impressive discography:
FIFTH DIMENSION (1966)
YOUNGER THAN YESTERDAY (1967)
NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS (1968)
Not a landmark album but I include it as their guitarist Jim McCarty (previously of Buddy Miles Express)
appeared on the recent Hendrix jam album "Hear My Music" (and "Nine To The Universe before that)
SAFE AS MILK (1967) - with Ry Cooder
TROUTMASK REPLICA (1969) - whacky and legendary !
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY (1970)
SPOTLIGHT KID (1971), CLEAR SPOT (1972, DOC AT THE RADIO STATION (1980) - more accessible than the 69/70 material
I couldn't find images of his late sixties albums.
After the Yardbirds, John Mayall, Cream and Blind Faith, Eric collaborated with
Leon Russel and Delaney Bramlett (of Delaney & Bonnie) to produce his first solo album.
ERIC CLAPTON (1970)
Derek & The Dominoes - LAYLA (1970) - see below
RAINBOW CONCERT (1973)
461 OCEAN BOULEVARD (1974)
FROM THE CRADLE (1994)
WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS (1969)
His friends: Jimmy Page, Stevie Winwood ...
INTERSTELLAR SPACE (1967)
STELLAR REGIONS (1967) - released 1995
His last recordings. Awesome, though not his
most accessible works.
There is no rock content here, just pure jazz improvisation.
Jimi's soaring and fluid inventivity is often compared to Coltrane's playing.
Recommended: GIANT STEPS, COLTRANE, TRANSITION, SUN SHIP, A LOVE SUPREME ...
The rhythm section of The Graham Bond Oganization meets Eric Clapton:
FRESH CREAM (1966)
DISREALI GEARS (1967)
WHEELS OF FIRE (1968)
LIVE CREAM (1970)
LIVE CREAM 2 (1972)
VERY BEST OF (gives the best overall impression - albums were inconsistent)
BBC SESSIONS - My favourite
Songs, vocals and lead guitar by John Fogerty on a brace of fantastic albums:
CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL (1968)
BAYOU COUNTRY (1969)
GREEN RIVER (1969)
WILLY AND THE POOR BOYS (1970)
COSMOS FACTORY BAYOU COUNTRY (197O)
Is that jazz ? Is that rock ? It's Miles.
IN A SILENT WAY (1969) - With Joe Zawinul (later of Weather Report)
BITCH'S BREW (1970)
Also recommended: pretty well everything before this "jazz-rock" period, then:
JACK JOHNSON (1971), ON THE CORNER (1972), AGARTHA & PANGEA (same day -1974),
+ WE WANT MILES (1981) - with the great Mike Stern on guitar
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
Boy wonder Stevie Winwood's first appearence.
Any good "BEST OF" for the essential singles.
Their fifth album made it big time (Gillain and Glover arrived).
DEEP PURPLE IN ROCK (1970)
Also considered their best:
MACHINE HEAD (1972)
MADE IN JAPAN (1972)
If not, a good "Best Of" suffices. Their music has badly dated and sounds quite corny now.
Ritchie Blackmore was an impressive guitarist, a pity he played in such corny hard rock circles all the time.
DEREK AND THE
LAYLA & OTHER ASSORTED LOVE SONGS (1970)
After Blind Faith, Eric Clapton teamed up with the Delaney & Bonnie's backing band,
Duane Allman joined them, resulting in classic "Layla" album.
This was in released shortly after Jimi's death and it includes their version of "Little Wing".
NOTE - The boxed remaster contains an interesting CD of instrumental jams !
Live At The Fillmore (1994)
Recorded in October 1970 and this collection contains the tracks from the 1973 release "In Concert"
and the "Crossroads" box set.
THE FANTASTIC EXPEDITION OF DILLARD & CLARK (1968)
When Gene Clark split from The Byrds, he teamed up with Doug Dillard
to deliver this excellent country/folk/rock album.
Even if Ray Manzarek's organ sound and Jim Morrison's melodramatics have badly dated in parts,
all their albums are great (except "Other Voices" - without Morrison)
GRIS GRIS (1968)
All his sixties output is obviously so important. My particular favourites:
BOB DYLAN (1962)
BOOTLEG SERIES Volume One
NASHVILLE SKYLINE (1969)
Also recommended: "Desire", "Blood On The tracks", "Infidels", "Oh Mercy", "Good As I Been To You"
DAYS HAVE GONE BY (1967)
DEATH CHANTS, BREAKDOWNS AND MILITARY WALTZES (1967)
THE VOICE OF THE TURTLE (1968)
THE YELLOW PRINCESS (1968)
Don't overlook this Hendrix of the acoustic guitar. Amazing.
Just a few here from his prolific output.
(Peter Green's) FLEETWOOD MAC
Before they became a cute FM soft-rock outfit, The Mac were a superb blues-rock combo lead by
the brilliant guitarist, singer and songwriter Peter Green.
THE ORIGINAL FLEETWOOD MAC (recorded in 1967)
FLEETWOOD MAC (1968) - dustbin cover
THEN PLAY ON (1969)
SHRINE '69 (1969)
BOSTON BLUES (Live 1970)
GREATEST HITS (the British version with "Green Manalishi", "Oh Well" and "Man Of The World" etc. is the best)
Any good compilation of her incredible late sixties and early seventies work.
If not collect all her sixties albums.
with the late and great Paul Kossoff on guitar.
The excellent singer Paul Rodgers went on to form the very successful Bad Company.
TONS OF SOBS (1968)
FIRE AND WATER (1970)
FREE LIVE (1971) - recorded 1970
FREE YOUR MIND (AND YOUR ASS WILL FOLLOW) (1970)
George Clinton's great early work, heavily influenced by Hendrix (Eddie Hazel's guitar),
James Brown and Sly Stone.
All his sixties work is terrific, solo or the duets.
WHAT'S GOIN ON (1971)
LET'S GET IT ON (1973)
HERE MY DEAR (1978)
IN OUR LIFETIME (19??)
ROMANTICALLY YOURS (1985) / VULNERABLE (1997)
Psychedelic, folk, bluegrass, country or blues - with style, plus Jerry Garcia's wonderful guitar.
THE GRATEFUL DEAD (1967)
LIVE DEAD (1970) - If only for "Dark Star"
WORKING MAN'S DEAD (1970)
AMERICAN BEAUTY (1970)
Also recommended: GRATEFUL DEAD (Live 1971), EUROPE 72 (Live 1972) amongst the dozens of live albums available now.
Also "GRAYFOLDED" - John Oswald's 105 minute "Dark Star" collage !
Recorded while Jimi was on his last U.S. tour, this brilliant guitar exploration album was recorded by Peter just after he left Fleetwood Mac.
Lot's of beautiful and blistering guitar from Greeny, which are almost like meditations. Jimi would've been very much at home jamming on this one.
Not a major group, but I liked them a lot. Tony McPhee !
BLUES OBITUARY (1969)
Recommended: SPLIT (1971) - their UK Number One.
This album featured the group's international hit "Race With The Devil"
which Jimi liked so much that he incorporated the lead riff into many of his improvisations.
JOHN HAMMOND (Jnr)
I CAN TELL (1967)
Hammond was making blues albums since the early sixties.
He teamed up briefly with the unknown Jimi in mid 1966,
helping him get noticed.
HANSSON AND KARLSSON
The album that featured "Tax Free"
You can hear their original version here:
ROMAN WALL BLUES (1968)
After his early 60s Soul Band, the late great Alex Harvey
put this together and later enjoyed much success as
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
LIVE AT THE CAFÉ A GO GO (1967)
Just one shown here from his essential discography.
Never liked them but they were big on the scene.
SURREALISTIC PILLOW (1967)
AFTER BATHING AT BAXTERS (1967)
Immensly successful in the seventies with their clever blend of folk rock,
their earlier albums were closer to the blues:
THIS WAS (1968)
STAND UP (1969)
I GOT DEM OL' KOZMIC BLUES AGAIN MAMA (1969)
Janis breaks away from Big Brother to do her own thing.
Some great moments here. "Pearl" was released posthumously.
BORN UNDER A BAD SIGN (1967)
Many other of his albums are worth checking out
BLUES IS KING (1967)
COMPLETELY WELL (1969)
LIVE AT THE REGAL (1965)
amongst his many great albums
FREDDIE KING IS A BLUES MASTER (1969)
MY FEELING FOR THE BLUES (1970)
perhaps my favourite blues album of all time.
Ray Davis is God.
SOMETHING ELSE FROM THE KINKS (1967)
THE VILLAGE GREEN PRESERVATION SOCIETY (1968)
ARTHUR OR THE DECLINE AND FALL OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE (1969)
plus any thorough BEST OF (there are dozens around - for the early killer singles)
IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING (1969)
Don't know much about Crimson, but they do feature
the impressive guitarist Robert Fripp who knocked me out with his
work with Bowie and Eno in the seventies.
After Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Jeff Beck Group and Fleetwood Mac, what else was there to add ?
Led bloody Zeppelin, that's what !
LED ZEPPELIN (1969)
LED ZEPPELIN II (1969)
LED ZEPPELIN III (1970)
Also recommended: all the rest. Only "In Through The Outdoor" and parts of "Coda" might disappoint.
FOREVER CHANGES (1967)
Arthur Lee was an old friend of Jimi's.
This album is considered a classic. A bit naff at the same time. Sorry.
CRISTO REDENTO (1968)
An incredible guitar instrumental album for its time!
Easily the best guitar album of the year with Electric Ladyland.
CURTIS LIVE (1971),
THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE AMERICA TODAY (1975)
BLUES BREAKERS - with Eric Clapton (1965)
A HARD ROAD - with Peter Green (1966)
BLUES FROM LAUREL CANYON - with Mick Taylor (1969)
KICK OUT THE JAMS (1969)
Also recommended : HIGH TIME (1971)
Also recommended :
BAND ON THE RUN (1973)
WINGS OVER AMERICA (1976)
TRIPPING THE LIVE FANTASTIC (1990)
UNPLUGGED (The Official Bootleg) (1991)
THE FIREMAN - ELECTRIC ARGUMENTS (2008)
WINGSPAN - Hits And History (2001)
Buddy Miles Express:
EXPRESSWAY TO YOUR SKULL (1968)
ELECTRIC CHURCH (1969)
Buddy Miles Band:
THEM CHANGES (1970)
WE GOTTA LIVE TOGETHER (1970)
The albums Miles made after he left The
Jimi wrote the sleeve notes for the first one and produced some of the second.
The other two came out the same year as "Band Of Gypsys".
These are not necessarily recommended albums, but of obvious historical relevance to this site.
The fabricated 60's boys band with whom The Experience briefly toured in 1967.
The Monkees were hilarious on their own TV series and their repertoire featured songs written by the likes of Carol King and Gerry Goffin,
Neil Sedaka, Harry Neilsson and Niel Diamond.
In the late 70s, the Sex pistols had a chart hit with their cover of the The Monkees "I'm Not Your Stepping Stone".
ASTRAL WEEKS (1968)
A stunning album and, like "Electric Ladyland", so sophisticated for it's time.
a good compilation of his work with Them ("Gloria", "Here Comes The Night", ...)
PIPER AT THE GATES OF DAWN (1967) - with the great Syd Barrett
THE FIRST THREE SINGLES (also on the "Relics" compilation)
A SAUCERFUL OF SECRETS (1968) - has one track with Syd
SOUNDTRACK FROM THE FILM "MORE" (1969)
UMMAGUMMA (1969) - Live and studio
Also recommended : MEDDLE (1971),
WISH YOU WERE HERE (1976),
oh alright then - DARK SIDE OF THE MOON (1973)
TIGER MAN (1968) - released in the 90s,
it's the intimate "unplugged" jam from the 1968 TV comeback special
FROM ELVIS IN MEMPHIS (1969)
A little tacky but his real comeback as a recording artist after the awful Hollywood years.
Also recommended : THE SUN SESSIONS
(1955/56), ELVIS PRESLEY (1956),
ELVIS (1956), ELVIS' GOLDEN RECORDS (1958),
HAPPY TRAILS (1969)
With the great John Cippolina on guitar of course.
OTIS BLUE (1966)
LIVE IN EUROPE (1967)
THE DOCK OF THE BAY (1968)
What his gruff voice lacked in range he made up with tons of emotion
SMOKEY ROBINSON AND THE MIRACLES
Any thorough compilation of their incredible sixties work.
The amazing Smokey also wrote and produced many Temptations hits.
THEIR SATANIC MAJESTIES REQUEST (1967)
their most untypical album but good psychedelic fun
with a shift back to rock after the weak pop of "Between The Buttons".
Followed by the great return to blues-rock:
BEGGARS BANQUET (1968)
ROCK 'N ROLL CIRCUS (1968)* - Released in the 90s
LET IT BLEED (1969)
GET YOUR YA YAS OUT (1969) - their best live album
STICKY FINGERS (1970)
THROUGH THE PAST DARKLY (for the essential
non-album singles "Jumpin Jack Flash" and "Honky Tonk Women")
All their 60s albums in fact, especially the earliest.
EXILE ON MAIN STREET (1972) - their last great album, BLACK AND BLUE (1976), LOVE YOU LIVE (1976/77),
SOME GIRLS (1978), TATTOO YOU (1981), STILL LIFE (live 1981), and the excellent semi-unplugged STRIPPED (1995)
* The Stones had wanted Jimi to take part
in this TV special, but only Mitch appears,
as part of the improvised group The Dirty Mac, along with Clapton and Kieth Richard (on bass, Bill Wyman was furious), backing John Lennon.
TIM ROSE (1967)
His version of Billy Robert's "Hey Joe" is here.
Jimi and Chas adopted the same backing vocal arrangement
MCMLVII - The 1968 Pacific Recording Studio tapes where Carlos goes wild - available under many titles
LIVE AT THE FILLMORE (1969)
SANTANA - (1969)
ABRAXAS - (1970)
Also recommended :
SANTANA III - (1971)
ILLUMINATIONS (1974) - avec Alice Coltrane.
WILD IS THE WIND (1966)
SILK & SOUL (1967)
NUFF SAID (1968)
Just a few shown here from her wonderful discography.
FRANCIS ALBERT SINATRA & ANTONIO CARLOS JOBIN (1967)
all his work in the fifties on Capitol Records.
SLY & THE FAMILY STONE
This "Best Of" is great.
THE DECCA ANTHOLOGY - some essential early stuff here up to 1967
SMALL FACES (1967) - the first Immediate album - their best
OGDENS NUT GONE FLAKE (1968) - the attempted psychedelic trip - partially successful
THE SOFT MACHINE (1969)
VOLUME TWO (1969)
THE FAMILY THAT PLAYS TOGETHER (1968)
THE TWELVE DREAMS OF DR SARDONICUS (1970)
One of the best American bands of the sixties, each of these albums by the original
group is superb and the last one there is one of the greatest rock albums of all time.
Also recommended: SPIRIT OF '76 (1975)
and Randy California's "KAPT COPTER & THE FABULOUS TWIRLY BIRDS" (1972)
(Noel Redding participates on that album under the pseudonyme of Clit McTorius !)
After The Jeff Beck Group, with The Faces or solo,
Rod made some great rock albums:
AN OLD RAINCOAT WON'T EVER LET YOU DOWN (1969)
GASOLINE ALLEY (1970)
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY (1971),
NEVER A DULL MOMENT (1972)
GOOD BOYS, WHEN THEY'RE ASLEEP - Compilation of his work with The Faces
STEPHEN STILLS (1970)
Especially recommended: MANASSAS (1972)
THE STOOGES (1969)
FUN HOUSE (1970)
Also recommended: RAW POWER (73)
(Iggy's '97 Mix )
plus Iggy's own albums:
THE IDIOT and LUST FOR LIFE - with Bowie in 1977,
KILL CITY (78) - with ex-Stooge James Williamson,
NEW VALUES (79) - my favourite - with Williamson again,
SOLDIER (1980) - with Glen Matlock (Pistols) and Ivan Kraal (Patti Smith)
ZOMBIE BIRDHOUSE (1982) - with Chris Stein and Clem Burke (Blondie)
INSTINCT (1988) - with Steve Jones (Pistols)
LIVE AT THE CHANNEL, BOSTON (Also released as King Bisuit Flower Hour "(88) with an impressive Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks)
BRICK BY BRICK (1990) and AMERICAN CAESAR (1993) also have their moments
Any good compilation (featuring "Love Child", "You Keep Me Hangin' On" ... ).
ON THE BOARDS (1970)
Again, not a major act, but I was a big Rory Gallagher fan.
Also recommened by Rory:
LIVE IN EUROPE (1972)
IRISH TOUR '74 (1974)
CALLING CARD (1976)
BBC SESSIONS (1999)
Their stunning sixties to early seventies work
Supposed to be the best early albums by this successful group,
however I am not really familiar with their work.
MR FANTASY (1967)
LAST EXIT (1969)
JOHN BARLEYCORN MUST DIE (1970)
After The Spencer Davies Group, Stevie
Winwood's legendary band with Jim Capaldi, Dave Mason and Chris
Jimi loved Traffic and invited Winwood and Wood to play on "Electric Ladyland" and on what became "Cry Of Love".
Mason and Wood jammed with the Experience at the second 1969 Albert Hall concert and Jimi covered "Dear Mr. Fantasy" at least twice in concert.
It was even said that at one point, Jimi wanted Winwood to join the Experience !
FROM NOWHERE (1966)
This one had their hit "Wild Thing".
SOUL REBELS (1970)
produced by the great Lee Perry
CATCH A FIRE (1973)
TALKIN BLUES (Live 1973)
plus, as Bob Marley And The Wailers
(without Peter Tosh and Bunny Wailer*) :
NATTY DREAD (1974)
LIVE (Lyceum -1975)
RASTAMAN VIBRATIONS (1976) - my favourite
*His "Rock And Groove" album is great
JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALLSTARS
A good "BEST OF" to discover this great and often overlooked Motown band
BRASS AND BLUES (1967)
FATHERS AND SONS (1969)
LIVE IN PARIS (1970)
These are considered his best late sixties
Not up to his classic 1940's/50s work of course
Also : HARD AGAIN (1977) - with Johnny Winter
A QUICK ONE (1966)
THE WHO SELL OUT (1967)
LIVE AT LEEDS (1970)*
LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT (1970) - released in the nineties
Also recommended: MY GENERATION (1965), WHO'S NEXT (1971), QUADROPHENIA (1973),
ODDS & SODS (non album tracks), THE VERY BEST OF (again, for essential non-album singles)
* The original with just a few tracks was far more impressive than the expanded CD of today !
My favourite white bluesman. A great singer, full of humour, and what a guitarist !
JOHNNY WINTER (1969)
SECOND WINTER (1970)
Also recommended: JOHNNY WINTER AND LIVE (1971) - with Rick Derringer,
his nineties albums like "LET ME IN" and "HEY WHERE'S YOUR BROTHER" are superb.
Greatest Hits (1968)
Greatest Hits Vol.II (1971)
just about all his seventies work and especially
SONGS IN THE KEY OF LIFE (1976)
EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE (1969)
AFTER THE GOLDRUSH (1970)
Also recommended: just everything except some of his eighties output perhaps.
Such a great singer-songwriter and an amazing guitarist with a unique style.
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND AND NICO (1967)
WHITE LIGHT WHITE HEAT (1967)
THE VELVET UNDERGROUND (1969)
ANOTHER VIEW (1968-1969)
Plus Lou Reed's solo work on
Transformer (72), American Poet (Live 72), Berlin (73),
Rock 'n' Roll Animal/Lou Reed Live(74),
The Blue Mask (82), New York (89), Song For Drella (with John Cale 1990- especially the video )
LIVE YARDBIRDS featuring Jimmy Page (1971)
recorded 1968 Anderson Theater
Not to be confused with "Five Live
Yardbirds" (with Clapton - also great),
this rarity featured Jimmy Page just before Led Zeppelin
already playing "Dazed And Confused" and "White Summer".
Any good "BEST OF" is also recommended,
covering all periods with Clapton, Beck or Page.
1ST ALBUM (1970)
Jimi was very impressed by Billy
Gibbons had even supported The Experience in 1968,
as part of The Moving Sidewalks.
All their albums are recommended except perhaps some of the 80s stuff
Of his early work I prefer these less zany albums:
HOT RATS (1970)
BURNT WEENIE SANDWICH (197O)
CHUNGA'S REVENGE (1970)
Also recommended: WAKA JAWAKA (1972), THE GRAND WAZOO (1972), OVERNIGHT SENSATION (1973),
APOSTROPHE (1974), ONE SIZE FITS ALL (1975)
Guitar freaks should also check out his incredible instrumental albums SHUT UP AND PLAY YOUR GUITAR and GUITAR
Almost forgot to include this band which featured Rod Argent and the incredible voice of Colin Blunstone.
This is considered a classic.
ODYSSEY AND ORACLE (1968)
Recommended by Colin Blunstone:
ONE YEAR (1971)
Lest we forget, here is a list of other artists who were active in the same epoch (or who appeared in 1970):
THE AMBOY DUKES (with Ted Nugent)
KEVIN AYERS (ex Soft Machine)
BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST
THE BEACH BOYS
THE BEE GEES
BONZO DOG (DOO DAH) BAND
CHICAGO (TRANSIT AUTHORITY)
CLIMAX BLUES BAND
CROSBY STILL NASH AND YOUNG
DELANEY AND BONNIE
EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND
EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER
FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS
GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
THE INCREDIBLE STRING BAND
ITS A BEAUTIFUL DAY
MAMAS AND THE PAPAS
STEVE MILLER BAND
THE MOODY BLUES
MOTT THE HOOPLE
NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
SHA NA NA
SIMON & GARFUNKEL
SLY AND THE FAMILY STONE
SONNY AND CHER
THE STAPLE SINGERS
STONE THE CROWS
SCREAMING LORD SUCH
THE SPENCER DAVIS GROUP
THREE DOG NIGHT
TYRANNOSAURUS REX (T REX)
UNITES STATES OF AMERICA
VAN DER GRAFF GENERATOR
TONY JOE WHITE
As far 50s and 60s blues greats are
concerned, a good "Best Of" of each is sufficient before going
providing that the tracks listed here are present.
MUDDY WATERS - Sail On, Rolling Stone,
Honey bee, Long Distance Call, Still A Fool, Hoochie Coochie Man,
Standing Around Crying, ...
ELMORE JAMES - Bleeding Heart, Dust My Broom, Talk To Me Baby, It Hurts Me Too, The Sky Is Crying, Shake Your Moneymaker, Rollin' And Tumblin', ...
JOHN LEE HOOKER - Dimples, Boom Boom, I'm In The Mood, Crawlin King Snake, It Serves Me Right To Suffer, No Shoes, Boogie Chillen, Time Is Marchin' , ...
HOWLIN WOLF - Killing Floor, Little Red Rooster, Louise, Built For Comfort, Back Door Man, I Aint Superstitious, Spoonful, ... (the great Hubert Sumlin on guitar !)
Also any 50s or 60s stuff by:
ROBERT JOHNSON (1930s I know)
For different opinions, further information and ideas check out these great sites:
All Music Guide
Wilson & Alroys Record Reviews
Jake Feeny Reviews
BACK TO INDEX