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1. Muddy Waters - Electric Mud
First off, I love the vocals on this album. I don't think I've ever
heard a Muddy album with vocals as deep and mesmerizing as this record.
And of course the wah-wahs and fuzz pedals are right up my alley. This
record stands up in the face of every Cream or Zeppelin album and says
"You may be filthy rich but i still own this music. Meet me after
school, I'll kick yer ass." Muddy 'tough as nails' Waters.
2. Son House - Complete 1965 Recordings
You can argue with me until you're blue in the face that Son's earlier
recordings are the best but I still won't agree. The songs, oh the songs.
The subjects that Son broaches will continue to astound songwriters until
the sun burns out.
3. Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica
Hands down the greatest psych/blues/jazz/rock record of all time. Makes
everyone else sound like little girls singing about my little pony. "Too
fast, too bulbous."
4. Blind Willie Johnson - Complete Recordings
There is something about gospel songs that just hits you like a ton
of bricks, wether you really believe or not. When it's sung with this
kind of conviction you'll believe anything. And that playing, Jesus, just
5. Hony Babe Let the Deal Go Down: The Best of the Mississippi Sheiks
great blues string band. Responsible for standards such as 'Sitting
On Top of the World' and 'Stop and Listen Blues No. 2' that are still
astounding all these years later. Master of the double entaundre with
'Ramrod Blues'. But they wrote great bone-chilling songs as well like
'World Gone Wrong' (which, unfortunately, is not on this album) and
'Blood in My Eyes for You', both which were excellently recorded by
Bob Dylan on his World Gone Wrong album.
Anyway, it's been fun. Red
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