Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by klaatuhf, Jul 19, 2013.
Looks like this one.
Wonderful list! Mary Chapin Carpenter's A Place In The World has always been my least favourite album by her, I guess I'll have to listen to that one again.
There's some...um...interesting choices in there and one can quibble about alternate choices for certain artists but ultimately it's what you like.
Some that I would find space for are:
Laura Nyro - Eli/Tenderberry/Christmas. And as a songbook for others to trawl through and make hits for - More Than A New Discovery
Fred Neil - s/t with The Dolphins and Everybody's Talkin'
Mary Margaret O'Hara - Miss America
Andy Pratt - Resolution
Only one comment about the list...Excitable Boy instead of Warren Zevon's s/t? No way...not even close in my book.
I'd add John Phillips "The Wolf King Of L.A"
I'm not going to pull the "What, no _________?", since this list reflects your tastes and not mine, but in the event that you haven't explored these artists, do check out:
Graham Parker (unless he falls into the same category as Elvis Costello for you)
It was an official release and not a budget compilation. Croce's original LPs all fell out of print for quite a while and for a long time the only two albums of his available were this one and his earlier "Photographs and Memories" Greatest Hits compilation. In fact, I think "Time In A Bottle" may have even outsold the earlier GH comp, as I remember seeing it in the bins much more often into the 80s and as songs like "Bad Bad Leroy Brown" and "You Don't Mess Around With Jim" fell out of fashion while his ballads did not.
But it is a compilation, though, correct? Do you happen to know the tracklisting?
It sounds like you might be thinking of Time in a Bottle: Greatest Love Songs, which is a well-known Croce compilation, but not the one I was inquiring about earlier.
Will Oldham/Bonnie Prince Billy
Townes Van Zandt
Nice selections - should be in alphabetical order on last name, not first name.
I know I shouldn't, but I can't resist... "Wot, no Randy Newman?"
Nice list, while I only have 15 of the titles on it, there's lots of good stuff there!
Interesting list.....I was thinking of this myself a short while ago and I would have put Linda Ronstadt on my list for "Heart Like a Wheel". She didn't write any of those songs, but she did more for singer songwriters like Lowell George, JD Souther and the McGarrigle sisters with that record, so to me the spirit of what makes a great singer-songwriter album is imbedded in that record.
That's a stretch.
I really appreciate lists like this, I'm looking forward to listening to some of these.
Here's a few that I've really enjoyed over the years:
Jack Hardy - The Hunter
Richard Shindell - Sparrows Point
Bill Morrissey - North
Vic Chesnutt - Little
Josh Ritter - The Animal Years
Billy Bragg - Don't Try This at Home
Billy Joe Shaver - Honky Tonk Heroes, Tramp on Your Street
Blaze Foley - Live at the Austin Outhouse
Bruce Robison - Long Way Home from Anywhere, Bruce Robison
Butch Hancock - Own and Own, Own the Way Over Here
Carole King - Tapestry
Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman
Chris Isaak - San Francisco Days
Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young - All sorts of together and solo albums
Dar Williams - End of Summer
Dave Alvin - King of California, Ashgrove, Blackjack David
Fred Eaglesmith - Lipstick, Lies & Gasoline
Gene Clark - Echoes
Gram Parsons - GP, Grievous Angel
Guy Clark - Old No 1, Texas Cookin'
Hank Williams (Sr) - Almost any collection
Hayes Carll - Trouble in Mind, Little Rock
Iris Dement - Infamous Angel, The Way I Should
James McMurtry - Saint Mary of the Woods
Jerry Jeff Walker - Driftin' Way of Life, Viva Terlingua
Jesse Colin Young - Song for Juli, Lightshine
Jimmy LaFave - Blue Nightfall
John Hiatt - Bring the Family, Slow Turning
John Prine - 1st 3 albums in particular
John Stewart - Phoenix Concerts
Kasey Chambers - The Captain, Barricades and Brick Walls
Kelly Willis - What I Deserve
Larry Hosford - AKA Lorenzo
Lou Reed - Transformer, New York
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Sweet Old World
Lyle Lovett - Pontiac
Michael Nesmith - And the Hits Just Keep on Coming/Pretty Much Your Standard Ranch Stuff
Michelle Shocked - Short, Sharp, Shocked, Arkansas Traveller, Captain Swing
Mickey Newbury - An American Trilogy
Nancy Griffith - One Fair Summer Evening, The Last of the True Believers
Patti Smith - Horses
Radney Foster - Del Rio Texas, 1959
Randy Newman - The Best of Randy Newman
Ray Wylie Hubbard - Dangerous Spirits, Delirium Tremolos
Robert Earl Keen Jr. - A Bigger Piece of the Sky, No Kinda Dancer, West Textures
Rodney Crowell - The Houston Kid
Roky Erickson - I Have Always Been Here Before
Ronnie Lane - April Fool
Sara Hickman - Equal Scary People
Slaid Cleaves - Broke Down
Steve Earle - Guitar Town, I Feel Alright
Steve Forbert - Mission of the Crossroad Palms, Evergreen Boy, Rock While I Can
Steve Goodman - Steve Goodman (first album?), any compilation
Steven Fromholz - Come on Down to Texas for Awhile (anthology)
Terry Allen - Lubbock on Everything
Tim Buckley - Greetings from LA
Tish Hinojosa - Culture Swing
Todd Snider - Happy to Be Here
Tom Jans - The Eyes of an Only Child, Dark Blonde
Tom Russell - Hotwalker, The Man from Who Knows Where, Veteran's Day (compilation)
Townes Van Zandt - Live at Old Quarter, Houston, At My Window
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
Warren Zevon - Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy
Willie Nelson - Phases & Stages, Shotgun Willie, Red Headed Stranger
You're right. I didn't realize there was another album with the same name
Think you did better than the OP, as it looks like you've spent time in Texas.
Shake Russell/Dana Cooper/Jack Saunders
Jimmie Dale Gilmore: can't believe you listed Butch and not Jimmie
(Can't everyone be from Texas. )
Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, but on the east coast now. Started to list Jimmie (and have lots of his stuff) but he's rarely the songwriter (more often the singer of things that Butch or Joe Ely wrote). Good call on the others. Shake Russell and Dana Cooper used to see live in the 70s (or was it early 80s). Big fan of Alejandro in the modern (post punk) phase of his career. Only have one Darden Smith, but I like it. Have some Gorka stuff but I'll have to check out Ted Hawkins (he's unknown to me). But oh my, "Shawn Phillips"....I could tell you stories about seeing Shawn Phillips in concert in the early 70s, but I'm not sure about the statue of limitations. ;-)
edit: can't believe I left Joe Ely off the first list either!
I lived in Texas from '69 to '93. I've seen most of those folks live, too, including lots of Shawn Phillips shows from the 70's on. Ted Hawkins is an absolute favorite of mine, just a treasure. Happy Hour or The Next Hundred Years are good places to start, but all are good.
the beauty of spotify (I use it for testing things out before purchases)....I've found both those and more from Ted Hawkins. Listening now. Thanks!
I don't know if you're still around here, @klaatuhf but kudos for including Willis Allan Ramsey, Michael Murphey, Jerry Jeff Walker, Bob Martin and John Michael & Terry Talbot. IMHO none of these guys get the attention they deserve.
I finally found Bob Martin's Midwest Farm Disaster on vinyl this week. I used to own it 30 years ago but I had forgotten what great writing was on this one and honestly, I don't think I was old enough to appreciate it back then. Hard to find for a good price but well worth it.
Favourite Singer-Songwriter Albums ...pt 1
Kevin Ayers -Joy Of A Toy (1969)
Eric Anderson -(more hits )Tin Can Alley
Bob Dylan - Bringing it All Back Home (1965)
Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
Brian Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets (1972)
Brian Wilson - Brian Wilson (1988)
Carole King - Tapestry (1972)
Cat Stevens - Tea For The Tillerman (1970)
Cat Stevens - Teaser & The Firecat (1971)
Colin Blunstone - One Year
Crosby & Nash - David Crosby & Graham Nash (1972)
David Bowie st (1969)
David Bowie - Hunky Dory (1971)
David Crosby - If I Could Only Remember My Name (1971)
Donovan - For The Little Ones
Donovan - HMS Donovan
Gene Clark - White Light
Graham Nash - Songs For Beginners (1971)
Gram Parsons - GP
Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne
James Taylor - Sweet Baby James (1970)
John & Beverley Martyn - Stormbringer
Joni Mitchell - Clouds
Joni Mitchell - Ladies of The Canyon
Joni Mitchell - Blue
Joni Mitchell - Hejira
Jorma Kaukonen - Quah
Judy Collins - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
KD Lang - Ingenue (1992)
Leonard Cohen - Songs of Leonard Cohen (1967)
Michael Chapman - Rainmaker
Mike Nesmith - Tantamount To Treason (1972)
Mike Nesmith - The Prison (1974)
Neil Young -st (1968)
Neil Young - After The Goldrush (1970)
Neil Young - Harvest (1972)
Neil Young - Harvest Moon (1992)
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left (1969)
Paul Simon - st
Roy Harper - Stormcock
Sandy Denny - Sandy (1972)
Tim Buckley - Goodbye & Hello (1967)
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything (1972)
Todd Rundgren -AWATS
Tom Rapp - Stardancer
Van Morrison - Moondance (1970)
Van Morrison - Tupelo Honey (1971)
Judee Sill - st
I am still around and thanks for the nice comments. Anybody who loves good Country-Rock/Singer Songwriter music has to hear Mason Proffit and also The Talbot Brothers. Amazing songwriters. I only discovered Bob Martin in the last 10 years, probably from a mention here on the forum, and he is up there with Dylan for storytelling and his guitar playing is first rate and his song arranging and melodies are sublime. Highly recommended although he's only released 4 or 5 albums in his lifetime but every one's a classic.
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