Jim_W said:Grateful Dead: 'Anthem Of The Sun'.
Canned Heat: 'Cookbook'.
John Mayall: 'Looking Back'.
'John Mayall's Bluesbreakers with Eric Clapton'.
John Mayall: 'Crusade'. The one with an 18 year-old Mick Taylor.
Ornette Coleman: 'Something Else!!!!'.
Sonny Rollins: 'The Bridge'.
Sonny Rollins: 'Volume 1' + 'Volune 2'. Blue Note. Volume 2 is highly recommended.
John Coltrane: 'Africa/Brass'.
Gil Evans Band: 'Out Of The Cool'. Robert Wyatt's favourite record...apparently.
Tomorrow, I'm going to fetch a load of early Elvis Costello down; been on my mind all day for some reason. I need to get a life.
Magnificent list, Jim. Simply magnificent. Get that Elvis a-spinning!!!
I haven't played those early LPs for awhile but there's a certain sound to them that's quite special. And that controlled manic playing style and his persona at time couldn't disguise his scintillating way with words.
(just re-read what I've written, too much Guinness going on there, sorry).