Many of these “albums” are, in fact, collections assembled years or even decades after the material they contain was recorded as singles. For most of his life, this Mississippi-born practitioner of hill country blues received scant attention though in his final decade began to receive the accolades his music deserved.
Listen to the album. His double LP “Chronology, Vol I, a good mix of blues and soul. Saw him in Sydney, early 1980’s from memory in a club in Balmain & he was incredible !!! McDowell is in magnetic form, shining on nine scintillating tracks. What about all the albums He produced on the Blue Sky label performing with Muddy Waters?
With only a handful of studio albums, and a single live disc under their collective belts, Nick Moss & the Flip Tops bet the house with this ambitious, loosely-conceptual, and risky independent album release in 2007. - Metascore: 89 - User score: 8.2 - Release date: Sept. 21, 2004. The album includes her versions of Otis Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is," Tammy Wynette's "Stand by Your Man," and "In the Ghetto," first recorded by Elvis Presley. Only albums with seven or more reviews were eligible.
Odd Muddy Waters choices – should be Real Fok Blues or Sail On. The title of the album was : John Mayer
He also faced charges of blasphemy after ripping up a Bible onstage and the possibility of two years in prison.
Key Track: “Wish I Was In Heaven Sitting Down”, From Woodlake, California, Ford is a quick-fingered guitarist who as a young man played with Charley Musselwhite, the LA Express, Joni Mitchell, and Miles Davis. I think there are also cases of musicians from other genres who recorded blues or blues like music – Triumph is one group I can think of. His stepfather founded the record label Asthmatic Kitty to produce Stevens’s albums. Topping the US pop charts, Wheels Of Fire was the power trio’s third long-player: a sprawling double album combining studio material with tracks recorded live in San Francisco. “The Guitar Song” is a double studio album by country music’s Jamey Johnson. Chicago harmonica player and singer, Paul Butterfield, led one of the most significant American blues-influenced bands of the 1960s. ought to be there:
- Metascore: 93 - User score: 7.9 - Release date: Feb. 21, 2012.
Back in the Delta, Charley Patton was setting an example himself, inspiring other Bluesmen like Son House, Robert Johnson, Howlin'Wolf and many more. Then there’s the tempting option just to dance, which many say is good for both body and soul.
And where is Professor Longhair , dr John, Bukka White, Big Joe Williams and Big Joe Turner. Thousands of blues albums were released in the years between 2000 and 2009, and the decade not only brought us exciting, late-career masterpieces from blues veterans like B.B. King were among those influenced by Jefferson. Among the latter were tunes by Otis Rush (“All Your Love”), Freddy King (“Hideaway”) and Little Walter (“It Ain’t Right”). The title song appeared on this compilation, a 10-track overview of his Stax-era recordings, including assorted singles, B-sides, and album tracks. Johnny Winter nothin but the blues it was good to Nina Simone & josh white on the list… some notable piano players are missing- Otis Spann, Charles Brown and of course Ray Charles. The debut album by The Streets, a music project led by British rapper Mike Skinner, “Original Pirate Material” fused street poetry, hip-hop, grime, and house music. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Other standouts included “Sen-Sa-Shun” and “San-Ho-Zay.”, Tons Of Sobs was British blues-rock quartet Free’s debut album for Chris Blackwell’s Island label.
Described as emo revival and punk, “ Home, Like Noplace Is There” was the breakout second album by The Hotelier of Worcester, Massachusetts. 100 best albums of the 21st century, according to critics Music has always played a role in helping to define cultural moments throughout history. You know your stuff. The album features four tracks used in the soundtrack of the 1999 movie “Magnolia” that starred Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Jason Robards. Acid jazz, psychedelic rock, and funk meet up on “Heaven to a Tortured Mind” by Yves Tumor.
Canadian blues artists are missing here! Frank Ocean wrote songs for stars like Brandy, Justin Bieber, and John Legend before making his hugely successful mixtape “Nostalgia” and then writing the songs for “Channel Orange.” The popular album by the R&B singer-songwriter won high praise for its skilled vocals, engaging lyrics, and mix of rap, soul, and pop sounds. Hip-hop artist Little Simz—Simbi Ajikawo of North London—has said “Grey Area” was based on young adulthood, when nothing is black and white. Rapper Rapsody, born Marlanna Evans from Snow Hill, North Carolina, called her album “Eve” a love letter to all Black women.
The blithe stoicism of his flow, seemingly resigned to a violent death at any moment, fills the record with poignancy, and transmutes his words into wisdom. Personally my top 6 guitarists of all time are: Freddie King, Duane Allman, Hendrix, SRV, Derek Trucks and Albert King. Those bands are not blues bands but, rather, blues-inspired. Made after notable incidents of police brutality, Lemonade was charged with real political fervour, while there were numerous sharp jabs at Jay-Z for doing whatever predicated that elevator fight with her sister Solange. His mother, who was bipolar and suffered from schizophrenia, abandoned Stevens when he was very young, and she died in 2012. Sweden’s The Field, musician Axel Willner, debuted with the album “From Here We Go Sublime.” He pulled from the electronic shoegaze sound, techno, and repetitive trance music. In the wake of The British Invasion, Paul Butterfield hired Howlin' Wolf's rhythm section make this landmark album in modern Blues. You also need to listen to Janis Joplin and Big Mama Thornton if you want to know what women’s blues sounds like. On his ninth studio album, Joe Bonamassa's increasing confidence as a writer, as heard on 'Black Lung Heartache', 'Slow Train' and the title track, allows his songs to touch a nerve in the collective memory, like the best Blues should. – Smithsonian Folkways “Classic Appalachian Blues”. Topics of the odes to the Midwestern state range from homegrown poet Carl Sandburg to serial killer John Wayne Gacy Jr. Where is “Fathers and Sons” ? With his booming sepulchral voice and bare slide guitar accompaniment, Patton established a musical approach that would prove inspirational and become the stylistic blueprint for many bluesmen that would come in his wake, including Robert Johnson and Howlin’ Wolf. Let us know in the comments below. The 10th album by the Polish extreme metal band, “Satanist” was released after the leukemia diagnosis of Nergal, the group’s frontman.
This was the sixth and last album by hip-hop’s A Tribe Called Quest, which started out in 1990. City” is a concept album by hip-hop’s Kendrick Lamar as he depicts a day in his gritty hometown of Compton, California, south of downtown Los Angeles.
- Metascore: 89 - User score: 8.3 - Release date: Nov. 28, 2006. Well done Bert, I would say add “To blind to see” from Cuby and the Blizzards to the list as well. Primal Scream, a punk electronica band hailing from Glasgow, Scotland, pulled from techno garage rock and the dreamy reverb-laden genre of shoegaze in creating “XTRMNTR.” The collection is heavy on percussion and political diatribes. Joe Bonamassa is easily worthy of this list.