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  1. One of my favorites of the classic Hardbop era of the late 50s/early 60s: Cannonball Adderley http://www.cannonball-adderley.com/
  2. A classic album from 1965 by Junior Wells & Buddy Guy - Hoodoo Man Blues
  3. No full-quotes, please https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style Back to the topic with Sandy Denny and 'The North Star Grassman and The Ravens' from 1971
  4. My personal ranking of their studio albums: 1. The Doors 2. Strange Days 3. L. A. Woman 4. Morrison Hotel 5. Waiting For The Sun 6. The Soft Parade
  5. Those three clips of 'Dazed and Confused' above from 1973 underline perfectly all the weaknesses & flaws of a typical Led Zep Concert in the early seventies: stilted, overdone, artificial, uninspired performances from Mr. Page & Mr. Plant. It's really a pitty that gifted musicians like John Bonham and John Paul Jones had to play live on stage with such inadequate, synthetic, limited teammates
  6. Another great and very skilled British Band of the late 60s/early70s I have not mentioned above: Colosseum They relased three sublime studio albums (in different line-ups) plus one of the best, if not the very best Live Album of the Seventies: 'Colosseum Live' (1971) Jon Hiseman at his peak was - together with Keith Moon - one of the two best Rock Drummers of all-time in my eyes. (John Bonham is # 7 , not so bad). And Chris Farlowe (together with Captain Beefheart, Howlin' Wolf, Roger Chapman & Jim Morrison ) is one of my Top Five favorite singers (Robert Plant only # 64 - sorry). Clem Clempson on guitar and Dave Greenslade on keyboards were also great.
  7. Below another old & original US-Mono-First-Pressing, released September 1967. Bought 30 years ago on a flea market in Munich for just 5 DM - a real bargain
  8. Another classic and the Holy Grail of Louisiana Swamp Blues - original first US-Mono-Pressing from 1959/60 on the Excello Label
  9. Yes, of course, that's true: I've forgotten to mention the Allman Brothers Band above. Especially the original line-up and their first two studio albums plus 'Live at the Fillmore East' are classic must-haves. Duane Allman and Dickey Betts in their heydays were great guitar players, live on stage much stronger and more convincing in my opinion than a certain Mr. Page....
  10. In terms of classic Jazz and pioneering electric City Blues, the most interesting decade with many creative and groundbreaking Musicians & Bands were the 50s in my eyes: - Thelonious Monk Trio/Quartet/Quintet, and also Monk solo - Miles Davis Quintet - Howling Wolf Band - Muddy Waters Band - John Coltrane - Sonny Rollins - John Lee Hooker (his early Chess & Vee-Jay Recordings from the fifties) - Lighnin' Hopkins (his Herald recordings from the mid-fifties) 60s: - Bill Evans Trio - Cannonball Adderley Quartet & Quintet - John Coltrane again - Sonny Rollins again - Paul Butterfield Blues Band (first line-up with Mike Bloomfield) - Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band - Frank Zappa & The Mothers - The Doors - Canned Heat - The Rolling Stones - Bob Dylan with different musicians - Fairport Convention - Jefferson Airplane - Incredible String Band - Country Joe & The Fish - The Who - Family with Roger Chapman (first two studio albums from 1968/69) - Love (Da Capo & Forever Changes) - Beacon Street Union (unfortunately very short-living: only two studio albums in 1968/69 before they departed) - Jimi Hendrix Experience - Pentangle - Kinks - Animals 70s: - Captain Beefheart again - Frank Zappa again - Steeleye Span - Stone The Crows - The Clash - Wire (first three albums from 1977/78/79) - Grateful Dead - Dire Straits - Dead Kennedys - Ramones - Joy Division - Neil Young (Tonight's The Night / On the Beach / Rust Never Sleeps) 80s: - Gun Club - Giant Sand - Green On Red - The Fall - Madness - Dream Syndicate - Birthday Party / Crime & The City Solution / These Immortal Souls - The Scientists - Hüsker Dü - Black Flag - The Cure - Captain Beefheart (his two final albums from 1980 & 1982) - Neil Young (Freedom & Ragged Glory from 1988/89) 90s: - Sixteen Horsepower - Pearl Jam (at least not as overrated as Nirvana) - Bob Dylan (World Gone Wrong 1993 & Time Out of Mind 1997) After 2000: - White Stripes - Madrugada - Woven Hand - Black Keys - Bob Dylan (Love and Theft) - Buddy Guy (his late masterpiece 'Sweat Tea' was released in 2001)
  11. Because this is the very place on earth which needs firm guidance & inspiration more than every other Online- Rock Music-Community. In this forum there are so many misleaded souls who deserve a cleaner & clearer understanding of the matter. Therefore I will continue to post recommendations, favorite Bands & albums in this section at irregular intervals....
  12. Talking about Jimmy Page, well, there are at least 60 other guitar players which I rank higher. Just a few superior names: Bert Jansch, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake, Barbeque Bob, Lonnie Johnson, T-Bone Walker, Elmore James, Lowell Fulson, Lightnin' Hopkins, Lightnin' Slim, Freddie King, Albert King, BB King, Leslie Harvey, Davey Graham, Richard Thompson, Jorma Kaukonen, John Cipollina, Barry Melton, Mike Bloomfield, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Dickey Betts, Duane Allman, Johnny Winter, Charlie Whitney, Jerry Garcia, Martin Carthy, Frank Zappa, Bob Mould, J Mascis, Neil Young, Paul Kosoff, Chuck Prophet, John McLaughlin, Richie Blackmore, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Jimi Hendrix, Dick Dale, Wes Montgomery, Rory Gallagher, John Renbourn, Henry Vestine, Pete Townshend, Bill Harkleroad, Jeff Beck, Jim Hall.... Together with Eric Clapton and a certain Robert Johnson some decades earlier, I say that Mr. Page is one of the three most overrated guitar players of all-time. Especially live on stage Page was often a big disappointment, if not a major disaster
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