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« on: August 22, 2008, 01:09:05 PM »

In order of recency:

Radiohead"               In Rainbows
Belle and Sebastian:       The Life Pursuit
Bjork:        Vespertine
Radiohead:              Amnesiac
Stereolab:             Dots and loops
Bryan Ferry:      Mamounia
Talking Heads:   Remain In Light
Sex Pistols:      Never Mind The Bollocks
Brian Eno:    Another Green World
Brian Eno:       Taking Tiger Mountain
Eric Clapton:   361 Ocean Blvd
King Crimson:       Starless and Bible Black
John Cale:   Fear
David Bowie:       Ziggy Stardust and The Spiders From Mars
David Bowie:     Hunky Dory
Led Zeppelin:   Houses of the Holy
T.Rex:          Electric Warrior
Genesis:      Selling England by the Pound
Pink Floyd:      Dark Side of The Moon
John Cale:   Paris 1919
Led Zeppelin:  Zoso (IV)
Neil Young:     After the Gold Rush
Velvet Underground:   Velvet Underground
Jimi Hendrix:    Electric Ladyland
Grateful Dead:   American Beauty
Jimi Hendrix:      Axis: Bold as Love
Kinks:            Face to Face
Bob Dylan:      Blonde on Blonde
The Beatles:     Rubber Soul
The Beatles:     A Hard Days Night


okay, so there are 30, and they may not be in correct chronological order and it may get to 50 by the end of the morning.
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 02:36:49 PM »

Once I got going, it was hard to keep it to 20!  Here goes:

Kelly Joe Phelps—Shine Eyed Mr. Zen
Led Zep IV
Patty Griffin—Flaming Red
Chris Whitley—Living with the Law
Pink Floyd—Dark Side of the Moon
Porcupine Tree—In Absentia
Wilco—A Ghost is Born
Beatles—White Album
Michael Hedges—Aerial Boundaries
David Bowie—Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
Beethoven Symphony No. 9
Little Feat—Waiting for Columbus
Robert Johnson—King of the Delta Blues Singers
Ben Harper—Live from Mars
Ry Cooder—Into Purple Valley
Bruce Hornsby—Here Come the Noise Makers
Leo Kottke—Dreams and All that Stuff
Rolling Stones—Sticky Fingers
Allman Brothers—Eat a Peach
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

That was fun.

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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 03:10:44 PM »

Okay, here's an "off the cuff" version of the top 20 (like many others, I always limit myself to studio releases, ignoring live and greatest hits releases when trying to make these lists)

Not in order of preference:

Radiohead- The Bends
John Wesley Harding's New Deal
Eels- Blinking Lights (and other Revelations)
Pearl Jam- Vs.
Dylan- The Times They Are a Changin'

Springsteen- Ghost of Tom Joad
Allman Bros- Eat a Peach
Steve Earle- I Feel Alright
Ralph Stanley- Clinch Mountain Gospel
Elvis Costello- My Aim is True

Soundgarden- Superunknown
Muddy Waters- Folk Singer
FUGAZI- 13 songs
Stevie Ray Vaughn- Texas Flood
Thelonius Monk- Alone in San Francisco

Lucinda Williams- Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Beck- Odelay
Beatles- Rubber Soul
Stones- Let it Bleed
Clash- London Calling

Neil Young- Harvest Moon
REM- Reckoning
Drive By Truckers- The Dirty South
Ryan Adams- Heartbreaker
Buddy Guy and Junior Wells- Alone and Acoustic

Johnny Cash- American Recordings
Kelly Joe Phelps- Lead Me On
Replacements- Pleased to Meet Me
Gear Daddies- Let's Go Scare Al
Bowie- Hunky Dory

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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2008, 03:41:31 PM »

If I'm alone on this island I'll probably need a lot by female singers.
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« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2008, 09:43:05 PM »

I didn't include any classical, blues, folk or jazz. They would be ten twenty lists unto themselves.

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« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2008, 10:03:26 PM »

I didn't include any classical, blues, folk or jazz. They would be ten twenty lists unto themselves.



Yeah it's tough to narrow the list down. Could be why I have so many CDs, LPs, tapes and such.
Okay, for real, (I guess) I'm going to take some compilations and double CDs (hope that's allowed) and I'm hoping there's a CD player and plenty of power on the island... all thriller, no filler!

Beatles - Abbey Road
Rolling Stones - Get Your Ya Ya's Out
Little Feat - Waiting for Columbus
Bob Dylan - The Basement Tapes
Bob Dylan and The Band - Before the Flood
The Band - Rock of Ages 
Van Morrison - It's Too Late to Stop Now
Graham Parker & the Rumour - Howlin' Wind
Richard Thompson - Waiting For the Dark
Joni Mitchell - Miles of Aisles
Frank Zappa - Shut Up and Play Your Guitar
Anthology of American Folk Music - The Harry Smith
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Allman Brothers - Live at Fillmore East
David Grisman - Hot Dawg
Doc and Merle Watson - Black Mountain Rag
Jesse Winchester - Gentleman of Leisure
Marcel Dadi - Legend Volumes 1&2
Muddy Waters - Chess Set
Charlie Parker - The Verve Recordings

I could go on and on but rules are rules!


 
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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2008, 10:37:54 PM »

Not sure if this adds up to 20 or not, but I'd need a bunch of

* Wilco
* Neko Case
* Enya
* Bach
* Vivaldi
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« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2008, 11:17:54 PM »

Sure and how am I supposed to live without any Bonnie Raitt? Or Jimi Hendrix? Or CCR? John Prine? Jethro Tull? Traffic? Or ... ah this is impossible! 
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« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2008, 11:28:04 PM »

Sure and how am I supposed to live without any Bonnie Raitt? Or Jimi Hendrix? Or CCR? John Prine? Jethro Tull? Traffic? Or ... ah this is impossible! 
Not sure if this adds up to 20 or not, but I'd need a bunch of

* Wilco
* Neko Case
* Enya
* Bach
* Vivaldi

We shoulda made it a top 50.  Then I could slip some Schubert leider in there! bowdown
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2008, 02:04:11 AM »

Thinking of 20 right off the bat is a bit tough, but topping my list would be:

1) Bach: Brandenburg Concertos. The 1976-77 recordings conducted from the harpsichord by Gustav Leonhardt
2) Wes Montgomery: Road Song
3) Charlie Patton: The Best of Charlie Patton (the 2003 collection on Yazoo records)
5) The Best of John Fahey 1959-1977
6) George Harrison: All Things Must Pass
7) Beethoven: Piano Concertos conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt
8) Bach: Harpsichord Concertos conducted by Trevor Pinnock
9) John Hartford: Aereo-Plain
10) Son House: The Complete Library of Congress Recordings

I'm actually rather surprised that none of my desert-isle discs have been mentioned yet. 
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2008, 02:13:30 AM »

Thinking of 20 right off the bat is a bit tough, but topping my list would be:

I'm actually rather surprised that none of my desert-isle discs have been mentioned yet. 

Give us another ten and you might surprise yourself.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2008, 03:49:49 AM »

This is gonna be a mess but here goes.  I really wanted to include some John Coltrane and Wes Montgomery and maybe some Miles Davis mixed with a little country and some classical but Jeez with only 20 choices I'm going with stuff I know will hold up over the long haul and letting the chips fall where they may.  My apologies to Miles et al.

In no particular order except the order in which I thought of them.....

Allman Brothers                    Live at Fillmore East
Dylan                                  Bringing It All Back Home
Counting Crows                    August And Everything After
Clapton                               Journeyman
Cream                                 Disraeli Gears
John Mayall's Bluesbreakers     the "Beano" album 
with Eric Clapton
Fleetwood Mac                     English Rose
Led Zeppelin                        Led Zeppelin I
ZZ Top                               Tres Hombres
Little Feat                            Dixie Chicken
Patti Griffin                           A Kiss In Time
Sons Of Champlin                  Loosen Up Naturally
Neil Young                           After The Goldrush
Son Volt                              Trace
Jimi Hendrix                          Are You Experienced ?
Van Morrison                        Astral Weeks
Stevie Ray Vaughn                Texas Flood
Tom Petty & H'breakers         Damn The Torpedos?
CCR                                     Bayou Country
Rolling Stones                       Englands Newest Hitmakers !  (first US release)

Wow that was painful


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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2008, 04:25:08 AM »

I'll go in the other direction:

Pink Floyd DSofM
Framtom's Camel
Elton John Goodbye to Yellowbrick Road
Dead Europe 72
Dead AmericanBeauty
Neil Young - Harvest
Bob Dylan - Desire
Emmylou Harris - Elite Hotel
Gram Parsons Grevous Angel
Larry Hosford - Crosswords
Nancy Griffith - Othervoices
Kate Wolfe - Gold in California
Mary McCaslin - Old friends
Talking Heads Stop Making Sense (for dancing around the signal fire wearing just a banana leaf)
Bruce The River
John Cruz Acoustic Soul (for sitting under the palmtree with my morning coffee - This island has a great coffee shop in my dream)
Jack Johnson In between dreams
Tom Petty Into the greatwide open
Ryan Adams/Whiskytown - A compilation disk I burned just prior to Oceanic 815 going down..
And last but not least - Alela Diane The pirates gospel  Because of the thread by ASP the otherday, I've been hooked. She has some spooky good music..




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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2008, 07:39:09 AM »

I just looked back at my post and had no idea that I included 30 rather than 20!
And I STILL forgot Wilco and Leo Koettke (and others!)
AUUUUGH!

It's really true, if you are into music which many of us are, you almost need to do the top twenty by genre.  I mean how can you not include Miles Davis' Kind of Blue...or Hank Williams...or Franz Schubert.

Oh well, that's the fun of it.

I see only a few that have turned up so far in multiple postings:
Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels
SRV Texas Flood
Allmans Live at the Fillmore
Bowie Hunky Dory
Floyd-DSOTM

I persanally love sharing these lists as sources of new music.  I just bought Norman Blake Sulphur Springs today after reading another thread.  It's pretty darned good!
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2008, 12:48:21 PM »


I see only a few that have turned up so far in multiple postings:
Lucinda Williams' Car Wheels
SRV Texas Flood
Allmans Live at the Fillmore
Bowie Hunky Dory
Floyd-DSOTM

 persanally love sharing these lists as sources of new music.  I just bought Norman Blake Sulphur Springs today after reading another thread.  It's pretty darned good!

Maybe after a year of this we'll have enough overlap to publish the Larrivee forum Super Popular, Best of the Best, Top Twenty-Five albums of all time!

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« Reply #15 on: August 23, 2008, 01:35:59 PM »

Too many to choose from...but "Will the Circle Be Unbroken", vol. 1, would probably be at the top of my list. To that I would add just about any recording by Big Bill Broonzy, and the first Mud Acres Revue album (Happy Traum et al). Steve Earle's "Train a Comin'" and Lucinda Williams' "Sweet Old World would definitely make the list. Beyond that, it's all up for grabs depending on my mood the day I actually get stranded on that island. 
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« Reply #16 on: August 23, 2008, 02:37:02 PM »

I was looking at the other listed submissions and thinking that I would want to add way more than twenty to my list too.
The only way I could limit myself to twenty is by listing what I actually listen to these days - which is mostly various artists' compilations and mixes of some of my faves:

Acoustic Heart I - various artists
Acoustic Heart II - various artists
Jeff Beck Faves- A mix CD I burned from "Beck's Guitar Shop" to "Jeff"
Captain Beefheart  -  Bluejeans & Moonbeams
J.J. Cale - Naturally
Eric Clapton - Derek & The Dominos
Escapes I - various artists
Escapes II  - various artists
Guitar Music for Small Rooms II - various artists
Hemisphere No More - various artists
Ottmar Liebert - Euphoria
Little Feat Faves - a mix CD of all the Lowell George albums
Pat Metheny - Still Life (Talking)
The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir - Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares Vol.II
Harry Nilsson  -  Knnillssonn
10cc/Godley & Creme - a mix CD
Roxy Music  -  Avalon
Todd Rundgren  -  Something/Anything
Mark Volman & Howard Kaylan - The Phlorescent Leech & Eddie
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels

If I could sneak a couple CDs in my inside jacket pocket, they would be:
a mix of Crowded House faves and a mix of stuff from The Philosopher Kings first 2 CDs.
(What is the penalty for getting caught smuggling extras onto the desert island?)   

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« Reply #17 on: August 23, 2008, 05:08:13 PM »

OMG!!!
I can't believe I left out Lucinda!!!! Essence
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« Reply #18 on: August 23, 2008, 05:33:33 PM »

dgrose,

Damn, how did I forget "  The Bulgarian State Radio & Television Female Choir - Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares Vol.II" ?   These lists tend to be rather eclectic but that one's off the radar my friend. 
But if it made your final cut then I've gotta check it out.  Some of your other choices could have made my list too on a different day.


By the way have you checked out The Bulgarian State Radio & Television male Choir - Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares Vol.II ?   
 

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« Reply #19 on: August 23, 2008, 09:09:28 PM »

...Le Mystere de Voix Bulgares Vol.II" ?   These lists tend to be rather eclectic but that one's off the radar my friend. 

I read about it in an interview with Jeff Beck 10 or 15 years ago. He was asked where he got the inspiration for the melodies of a couple of his instrumentals and the fluid style he's developed using slide, whammy bar and harmonics. He mentioned that particular album as very influential. It is one of my faves because the voices and melodies are other-worldly. (Volume I is not so recommended).
Another song that features Jeff's melodic approach:
There is an album by Nitin Sawhney called "Beyond Skin" which I used to listen to incessantly (but it didn't make my list) - especially a song called "Nadia" which is sung by an Indian classical singer and has a very beautiful intricate melody. Jeff Beck covered the song instrumentally and did it note-for-note perfectly.
Somebody overlaid the original over the video cover version here: You Tube and then there's
 Jeff's Version

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