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Friday, 5 August 2011

1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die 1960's


This is a much more comprehensive list compared to the 1950's. Same as last time, ones I've heard in Italics and ones that I own and have of course heard in Bold

o Baez, Joan – Joan Baez (1960)
o Presley, Elvis – Elvis is Back!
o Makeba, Miriam – Miriam Makeba (1960)
o Everly Brothers – A Date with the…
o Smith, Jimmy – Back at the Chicken Shack
o Muddy Waters – At Newport
o Evans, Bill – Sunday at the Village Vanguard
o Charles, Ray - Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music
o Booker T and  the MGs – Green Onions
o Getz, Stan and Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba
o Price, Ray – Night Life
o Beatles – With the…
o Dylan, Bob – Freewheelin’…
o Spector, Phil and Various Artists – A Christmas Gift for You
o Cooke, Sam – Live at the Harlem Square
o Mingus, Charles – Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
o Brown, James – Live at the Apollo (1963)
o Getz, Stan and  João Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto
o Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night
o Brel, Jacques – Olympia 64
o Burke, Solomon – Rock ‘n’ Soul
o Springfield, Dusty - A Girl Called Dusty
o Rolling Stones – Rolling Stones (1st Album)
o Owens, Buck – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
o Lewis, Jerry Lee – Live at the Star Club, Hamburg
o Sonics – Here Are the…
o Dylan, Bob – Bringing it All Back Home
o Redding, Otis – Otis Blue… Sings Soul
o Beach Boys – Today!
o Coltrane, John – A Love Supreme
o King, B.B. – Live at the Regal
o Beatles – Rubber Soul
o Jansch, Bert – Bert Jansch (1st Album)
o Byrds, Mr Tambourine Man
o Dylan, Bob – Highway 61 Revisited
o Who – My Generation
o Beatles – Revolver
o Beach Boys – Pet Sounds
o Neil, Fred – Fred Neil (1st Album)
o Byrds – Fifth Dimension
o Dylan, Bob – Blonde on Blonde
o Monks – Black Monk Time
o Kinks – Face to Face
o Mamas & the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears
o Revere, Paul & the Raiders – Midnight Ride
o Mothers of Invention – Freak Out!
o Rolling Stones – Aftermath
o Simon & Garfunkel – Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme
o 13th Floor Elevators – Psychedelic Sounds of the…
o John Mayall’s Blues Breakers – With Eric Clapton
o Yardbirds – Yardbirds [aka Roger the Engineer] (1st Album)
o Simone, Nina – Wild is the Wind
o Gilberto, Astrud – Beach Samba
o Nico – Chelsea Girl
o Beatles – Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
o Country Joe & the Fish – Electric Music for the Mind & Body
o Buffalo Springfield – Again
o Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Safe as Milk
o Moby Grape – Moby Grape (1st Album)
o Love – Da Capo
o Beau Brummels – Triangle
o Monkees – Headquarters
o Buckley, Tim – Goodbye & Hello
o Love – Forever Changes
o Cream – Disraeli Gears
o Pink Floyd – Piper at the Gates of Dawn
o Who – Sell Out
o Velvet Underground - & Nico
o Sinatra, Frank - Frank Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim
o Doors – Doors (1st Album)
o The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
o Young Rascals – Groovin’
o Jefferson Airplane – Surrealistic Pillow
o Kinks – Something Else by the…
o Donovan – Sunshine Superman
o Haggard, Merle – I’m a Lonesome Fugitive
o Hendrix, Jimi – Are You Experienced
o Electric Prunes – I Had too Much to Dream (Last Night)
o Lynn, Loretta – Don’t Come Home a Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ on Your Mind)
o Sharma, Shivkumar / Brij Bushan Kabra / Hariprasad Chaurasia – Call of the Valley
o Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
o Hendrix, Jimi – Axis: Bold as Love
o Franklin, Aretha – I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
o Rolling Stones – Beggars Banquet
o Traffic – Traffic (2nd Album)
o Incredible String Band – Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter
o Kinks – Village Green Preservation Society
o Shankar, Ravi – Sounds of India (1968)
o Mutantes, os – Mutantes, os (1st Album)
o Hendrix, Jimi – Electric Ladyland
o Cohen, Leonard – Songs of…
o Cash, Johnny – At Folsom Prison
o Nyro, Laura – Eli & the Thirteenth Confession
o Franklin, Aretha – Lady Soul
o Blue Cheer – Vincebus Eruptum
o Byrds – Notorious Byrd Brothers
o Big Brother & the Holding Company – Cheap Thrills
o United States of America – United States of America
o Dr John – Gris Gris
o Iron Butterfly – In a Gadda da Vida
o Pretty Things – S.F. Sorrow
o Simon & Garfunkel – Bookends
o Small Faces – Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake
o Band – Music from Big Pink
o Beck, Jeff – Truth
o Veloso, Caetano – Caetano Veloso (1968)
o Walker, Scott – Scott 2
o Zombies – Odessey & Oracle
o Morrison, Van – Astral Weeks
o Byrds – Sweetheart of the Rodeo
o Beatles – Beatles [aka White Album]
o Mothers of Invention – We’re Only in it for the Money
o Young, Neil – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
o Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band – Trout Mask Replica
o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bayou Country
o Crosby, Stills & Nash – Crosby, Stills & Nash
o Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears (2nd Album)
o Flying Burrito Brothers – Gilded Palace of Sin
o Cash, Johnny – At San Quentin
o Creedence Clearwater Revival – Green River
o Beatles – Abbey Road
o Who – Tommy
o Davis, Miles – In a Silent Way
o Bee Gees – Odessa
o Pentangle – Basket of Light
o Rolling Stones – Let it Bleed
o Drake, Nick – Five Leaves Left
o Springfield, Dusty – Dusty in Memphis
o Presley, Elvis – From Elvis in Memphis
o Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground (3rd Album)
o Quicksilver Messenger Service – Happy Trails
o Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin (1st Album)
o Band – Band (2nd Album)
o Led Zeppelin – II
o MC5 – Kick Out the Jams
o Temptations – Cloud Nine
o Sly & the Family Stone – Stand!
o Buckley, Tim – Happy Sad
o Chicago Transit Authority [Chicago] - Chicago Transit Authority (1969)
o Fairport Convention – Unhalfbricking
o Youngbloods – Elephant Mountain
o Hayes, Isaac – Hot Buttered Soul
o Grateful Dead – Live/Dead
o Kinks – Arthur: Or the Decline & Fall of the British Empire
o King Crimson – In the Court of the Crimson King
o Cohen, Leonard – Songs from a Room
o Fairport Convention – Liege & Lief
o Walker, Scott – Scott 4
o Stooges – Stooges (1st Album)
o Spence, Alexander ‘Skip’ – Oar
o Zappa, Frank – Hot Rats

I think what amazed me as I went through that list was actually how many of them I actually have in my own collection!
There are probably a few albums that should be in the list but I can't actually think of them at the moment apart from the the 1968 classic by Wilson Pickett called 'The Exciting Wislon Pickett'. Atlantic/Stax Volt soul is probably better remembered for singles rather than albums. Also only one of Otis Redding's albums are mentioned in the list. I would add to it his 2nd album, The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads, released in 1965. Not only does it include the superb 'Mr Pitiful' but also a blinding verion of 'That's How Strong My Love Is' and a beautiful rendition of Sam Cooke's 'Nothing Can Change This Love'.
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