053 John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

One of the most important Jazz records ever made, John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme was a pinnacle of a jazz concept album and Rob hates it while Adam and I try and understand why Rob hates it.

052 The Beach Boys – Today

The Beach Boys Today! signaled a departure from previous albums through Wilson’s increasingly sophisticated, orchestral approach and the abandonment of themes related to surfing, cars, or teenage love.

051 Otis Redding – Otis Blue Otis Redding Sings Soul

We can’t get enough of Otis Redding in this wonderful soul gem.

050 Bob Dylan – Bringing It All Back Home

Bob Dylan goes electric as he sheds the acoustic troubadour for the street-wise rock and roller and once again inspires an entire generation.

049 The Sonics – Here Are the Sonics

The Sonics debut “Here Come The Sonics” audibly blew open the doors for what would come to be called garage rock, inspiring everyone from the Stooges, 70’s punk, and 90’s Seattle Grunge. They might be the most important garage rock band in history.

048 Jerry Lee Lewis – Live at the Star Club Hamburg

A wild Jerry Lee Lewis comes out of the blackness of the German wilderness full of adrenaline and amphetamines to absolutely burn the star club to the ground as he destroys a piano and glimpses into what could have been. Needless to say the group loves it .

047 Buck Owens and His Buckaroos – I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail

Buck Owens bring his own brand of Bakersfield honky tonk and while he might not get the acclaim because of his Hee Haw days, there is no denying this group is “road tested”. Stick around till the end to learn about another local tribute band that is absolutely filthy .

046 The Rolling Stones – The Rolling Stones

The debut by the Rolling Stones is heavy on the blues covers. Half of us love it and the other half…well listen for yourself .

045 Dusty Springfield – A Girl Called Dusty

Dusty Springfield bridges the gap of girl groups, R&B and soul .

044 Solomon Burke – Rock & Soul

Soul originator Solomon Burke has countless stories about his wild youth and entrepreneurial affairs; and they are all hilarious .

043 Jacques Brel – Olympia 1964

Considered a master of the modern chanson Jacques Brel was Belgian singer, songwriter, actor and director who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs that generated a large, devoted following during the the early 60’s .

042 The Beatles – A Hard Days Night

A Hard Day’s Night elevates the Beatles to the premiere leaders of 1960’s pop rock and most of use like it .

041 Stan Getz & Joao Gilberto – Getz/Gilberto

The defining bossa nova album of the 60’s that sold more than 2 million copies in 1964 and has the originators of the genre .

040 James Brown – Live at the Apollo

Often cited as “the greatest soul album of all time”; we are having a great time listening to the unstoppable James Brown .

039 Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady

Considered one of the great technical achievements of orchestrated Jazz The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady Stands as a testament to Charles Mingus’s innovation and determination to create a magnum opus .

038 Sam Cooke – Live at the Harlem Square Club

In 1962 on a warm January 12th night at the Harlem Square Club in Miami, Sam Cooke brought the magic but the album wouldn’t be released for 20 years !

037 Phil Spector – A Christmas Gift for You

Phil Spector’s – A Christmas gift for you is the greatest traditional Christmas album ever .

036 Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

The album that lead Dylan to folk fame and being named,  “Spokesman of a Generation”. A title the singer hated .

035 The Beatles – With the Beatles

After building their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg over a three-year period spanning 1960 – 63 The Beatles become the biggest band ever with their second album “With the Beatles” .

034 Ray Price – Night Life

Night Life represents a crossroads in Price’s country career as he refines his honky tonk style bridging the gap into the 1960’s mainstream Nashville sound, In addition to being one of the first of country concept albums .

033 Stan Getz – Charlie Byrd – Jazz Samba

Jazz Samba signaled the beginning of the bossa nova craze in America. However, the task of creating an authentic sound proved much more challenging than either had anticipated .

032 Booker T. & the MGs – Green Onions

The originators of the Southern/Memphis soul movement come up with one of the greatest riffs in music history while on a break in the studio, but how good is the album ?

031 Ray Charles – Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music

Ray Charles landmark album covering country and western music during the civil right moment is incredible .

030 Bill Evans Trio – Sunday at the Village Vanguard

The Bill Evans Trio live at the Village Vanguard is considered a classic but we consider it terrible mainly because of bassist Scott La Faro .