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Trying to broaden my musical spectrum (Jazz, Blues, Classic Rock recommendations?)

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Trying to broaden out my musical tastes from just EDM.

 

Looking for artists, albums, and tracks that will introduce me to jazz, blues, and classic rock. Prefer to stick to classics than newer age in these genres.  

post #2 of 19

Classic Rock, especially the 1970s, the golden era of Rock 'n' Roll:

Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, .... and many others.

post #3 of 19
For blues, try

older Eric Clapton
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Allman Brothers, by the way, the guitarist just died today....... RIp
BB King
Buddy Guy
Caryolyn Wonderland
Marquise Knox
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post #5 of 19

If you need an introduction to the truly classic rock of the Rolling Stones, I'll suggest this:

 

You should have no trouble doing a search and finding the Google Play music store.

 

Right now, they have the Rolling Stones "Hot Rocks 1964-1971" on sale for $6.99. That is for 320 Kbps MP3 files of all the songs.

 

"Hot Rocks 1964-1971" was in effect a greatest hits double album, so it's really two albums for $6.99.

 

Here's the track list:

 

 

1. Time Is On My Side
2. Heart Of Stone
3. Play With Fire
4. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
5. As Tears Go By
6. Get Off of My Cloud
7. Mother's Little Helper
8. 19th Nervous Breakdown
9. Paint It, Black
10. Under My Thumb
11. Ruby Tuesday
12. Let's Spend The Night Together
13. Jumpin' Jack Flash
14. Street Fighting Man
15. Sympathy For The Devil
16. Honky Tonk Women
17. Gimme Shelter
18. Midnight Rambler (Live)
19. You Can't Always Get What You Want
20. Brown Sugar
21. Wild Horses
 
I don't think I've ever seen a digital version of this double album on sale, legally, of this quality, this cheap. These are some of the most groundbreaking and fantastic rock 'n roll songs ever recorded period. For $6.99, this is an excellent chance to own them in high quality, legally, and cheap. It is in my opinion a perfect introduction to The Stones.  wink.gif
 

 

post #6 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions. Buy all my music from Google Music, so I bought the album mentioned above and some from the artists in the previous posts.

Keep the recommendations coming.
post #7 of 19

Since you are buying your music from Google Play and you asked about Blues music recommendations, then do not miss this one that they have on sale for $3.99 right now:

 

 

You can read the album introduction on Google Play. This is just fantastic and classic Blues!

post #8 of 19

Jazz    I just bought Brubeck  " Last Time out."  really enjoying it.

 

classic rock     early Chicago.   "Chicago Transit Authority".  delete free form guitar.  The second Chicago Album is also a good choice.

 

Blues.   Abert King with Stevie Ray Vaughn  get two classic blues men on the same album.  I would also suggest Willie Dixon   "I am the Blues" 

post #9 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks, ordered a few more albums from those suggestions.

 

Keep the recommendations coming, trying to build a big collection of these genres to enjoy. Have alot of Google Play credit to use.

post #10 of 19

Some jazz recommendations off the top of my head. I've left out some classics that get named in every jazz related discussion. Albums that I highly recommend checking out are in italic.

 

Alice Coltrane - Ptah, the El Daoud

Art Blakey - Free for All; Moanin'

Bill Evans Trio - Waltz for Debby

Charles Mingus - Blue & Roots; Mingus Ah Um

Chick Corea - Return to Forever

Dexter Gordon - Go

Grant Green - Green Street

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Herbie Hancock - Empyrean Isles; Maiden Voyage

Horace Silver - The Cape Verdean Blues

Jackie McLean - Destination Out!

Joe Henderson - Page One

John Coltrane - Crescent

Keith Jarrett - The Köln Concert

Mahavishnu Orchestra - The Inner Mounting Flame

Miles Davis - Cookin'; 'Round About Midnight

Oliver NelsonThe Blues and the Abstract Truth

Thelonious Monk - Monk's Music

Tina Brooks - True Blue

Wayne Shorter - Juju; Speak No Evil

post #11 of 19
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that jazz list, seems like a good start.


Edited by boost3d - 3/3/13 at 2:30pm
post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 

Anything else?

post #13 of 19
"London calling" by The Clash. It may not fit perfectly into the classic rock catagory, but it is a classic.
post #14 of 19
For classic rock one of my favorite albums is "the cars" by the Cars. Also like most Kansas and for Early European rock I like Jethro Tull (my favorite album from Jethro Tull is "heavy horses."
post #15 of 19

I know you were asking mainly for older classics, but here are a few modern jazz albums that I really like.

 

Diana Krall - Live in Paris

E.S.T. - Viaticum

Hiromi - Another Mind

Iiro Rantala - Lost Heroes

Patricia Barber - Modern Cool

Portico Quartet - Isla

Trio Töykeät - Wake

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