Suggested Listening February 14, 2020

Hi everyone, here are our five musical recommendations of the week!

(Click on the Book/eBook/CD/DVD or book cover to request the item)

Recommended Titles:

Are You Experienced (1967) by The Jimi Hendrix Experience (Genre: Rock)

Jimi Hendrix’s debut LP! And what a great classic rock and guitar album it is too!

Song List:
1. Purple Haze
2. Manic Depression
3. Hey Joe
4. Love or Confusion
5. May This Be Love
6. I Don’t Live Today
7. The Wind Cries Mary
8. Fire
9. 3rd Stone From the Sun

Truth (1968) by Jeff Beck (Genre: Rock)

The first album by The Jeff Beck Group, featuring Jeff on guitar and Rod Stewart on vocals. This one too is guitar-centric, and if you listen to this LP and, listen to Led Zepplin’s first album shortly thereafter – you can hear that heavy mental musicians owe a debt too to Jeff Beck.

Song List:
1. Shapes of Things
2. Let Me Love You
3. Morning Dew
4. You Shook Me
5. Ol’ Man River
6. Greensleeves
7. Rock My Plimsoul
8. Beck’s Bolero
9. Blues de Luxe

Born Under A Bad Sign (1967) by Albert King (Genre: Blues)

The great blues guitarist Albert King backed by the great Stax house band – Booker T. & The MGs!

Song List:
1. Born Under a Bad Sign
2. Crosscut Saw
3. Kansas City
4. Oh, Pretty Woman
5. Down Don’t Bother Me
6. The Hunter
7. I Almost Lost My Mind
8. Personal Manager
9. Laundromat Blues

English Rose (1969) by Fleetwood Mac (Genre: Rock, Blues-Rock)

A very early, pre-Buckingham-Nicks, Fleetwood Mac album!

English Rose is the second American album by the then, blues based group lead by the great guitarist Peter Green, also featuring guitarists Jeremy Spencer & Danny Kirwan and, of course, Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie on bass.

And yes indeed, that is Mick Fleetwood on the cover of the LP!

Song List:
1. Stop Messin’ Round
2. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
3. Doctor Brown
4. Something Inside of Me
5. Evenin’ Boogie
6. Love That Burns
7. Black Magic Woman
8. I’ve Lost My Baby
9. One Sunny Day

Surrealistic Pillow (1967) by Jefferson Airplane (Genre: Rock, Classic Rock)

The second album by the Jefferson Airplane is a great classic folk-rock LP featuring some of their best known songs including, Somebody To Love, Embryonic Journey and Coming Back To me.

Song List:
1. She Has Funny Cars
2. Somebody To Love
3. My Best Friend
4. Today
5. Comin’ Back To Me
6. 3/5 of a Mile In 10 Seconds
7. D.C.B.A.
8. How Do You Feel
9. Embryonic Journey

Videos Of The Week:

Purple Haze by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

The Wind Cries Mary by The Jimi Hendrix Experience

Ol’ Man River by The Jeff Beck Group

Shapes Of Things by The Jeff Beck Group

Born Under A Bad Sign by Albert King with Stevie Ray Vaughn

Oh, Pretty Woman by Albert King

Black Magic Woman by Fleetwood Mac

Jigsaw Puzzle Blues by Fleetwood Mac

Somebody To Love by Jefferson Airplane

Today by Jefferson Airplane

Have a great weekend!

Linda Reimer, SSCL


Print References

The Billboard Book of Top 40 Hits by Joel Whitburn

Online References


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