Non-tourney - Music: the essentials

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  1. george kaplan

    george kaplan Executive Producer

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    This isn't a tourney, it's a structured poll. The idea is this. Let's say you have someone unfamiliar with a particular genre. What 10 albums would be essential for that person to get started and understand what the genre is all about. Obviously these have to be great albums, though not necessarily the greatest since accessibility is also important.
    The genres are:
    Rock
    Blues
    Soul
    Jazz
    Country
    Reggae
    Classical
    Opera
    Hip-Hop/Rap/Dance
    Gospel
    World
    Folk
    Soundtracks
    These are ALL broad genres that have lots of sub-genres, but I think it's a good breakdown.
    Each person gets to 'nominate' 3 from as many areas as you wish. There are no seconds, all nominations will be part of the later voting to select the 10 essentials for each genre. Feel free to nominate less that 3 and also, don't feel like you have to nominate for all categories. I certainly am not knowledgable enough to put my 2 cents in on the Hip-Hop category.
    Please list the genres and your nominations. However, genres are tricky things and some nominations may get moved.
    One last thing. While it's not banned, try to limit greatest hits and box sets. In the case of Robert Johnson, the complete works makes sense as a nomination. In the case of Led Zeppelin a box set of all their work really isn't as valid as nominating Led Zeppelin 4. On the other hand a box set such as the Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz is a great nomination. Use your own judgment.
    BTW, look for a similar thread on essential movies. [​IMG]
    EDIT: I forgot to mention that for classical and opera, we're not going to focus on the particular performance. In other words, Symphony #7 - Beethoven is what we're after not Toscani's version. Also, for the most part you should pick a single work such as a symphony, except where the works are very short, e.g., all of Chopin's Etudes would be acceptable as one entry.
     
  2. SteveGon

    SteveGon Executive Producer

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    Okay, I'll start...
    Rock
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
    Nil Lara - Nil Lara
    Rusted Root - When I Woke
    Classical
    J.S. Bach - The Goldberg Variations
    Antonin Dvorak - Symphony No. 9
    Gabriel Faure - Requiem
    Soundtrack
    Before the Rain
    The Essential Michael Nyman Band
    Little Odessa

    That's all for now, I'll look through my collection and try to come up with some more...
     
  3. Gabe D

    Gabe D Cinematographer

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    Rock
    The Beatles - Revolver
    The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
    Led Zeppelin - IV
    Soundtracks
    Grease
    O Brother, Where Art Thou?
    Saturday Night Fever
    If it was up to me, there would be separate categories for Heavy Metal and Punk.
     
  4. Mike Hutman

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    ROCK

    Rage against the machine

    ACDC-Back in black

    Guns N' Roses-Appetite for destruction
     
  5. DanaA

    DanaA Screenwriter

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    Rock
    Jimi Hendrix - Electric Ladyland
    Bob Dylan - Blonde on Blonde
    The Clash - London Calling
    Blues
    B.B. King - Live at the Regal
    The Allman Brothers - Live at the Fillmore East
    Magic Sam - Westside Soul
    Jazz
    John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Duke Ellington - At Newport
    Classical
    Beethovan's Ninth
    Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring
    Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
    Folk
    Bob Dylan - Freewheelin'
    Fairport Convention - Unhalfbricking
    Van Morrison and the Irish Chieftains - Irish Heartbeat
    Soundtracks

    The Harder They Come
    The Kids are Alright
    West Side Story
     
  6. Matt Stryker

    Matt Stryker Screenwriter

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    Rock
    U2- Joshua Tree
    Jimi Hendrix - Are you Experienced?
    CSNY- Deja Vu
    Soul
    Otis Redding - Ultimate Otis Redding
    Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
    Country
    This might also go under Gospel, but:
    Flatt, Scruggs, and The Foggy Mountain Boys: The Complete Mercury Sessions
    Will The Circle Be Unbroken Vol 1
    Reggae
    Bob Marley & The Wailers: Kaya
    Classical
    Vivaldi: Four Seasons
    Mussorgsky: Night On Bald Mountain
    Hip-Hop/Rap/Dance
    Beastie Boys: Licensed to Ill
    Public Enemy: Fear of a Black Planet
    NWA: Straight Outta Compton
    World
    Paul Simon: Graceland
    Paul Simon: Rhythm of the Saints
    Bobby McFerrin: Medicine Music
    Folk
    Ellis Paul: Live!
    Joni Mitchell: Both Sides Now
    Cat Stevens: Tea for the Tillerman
    Soundtracks
    Top Gun: Original Motion Picture Sdtk
    Batman: Original Score
    2001
     
  7. Grant B

    Grant B Producer

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    Rock

    The Jam - the Gift

    Beatles -White album

    The Cure - Standing on the Beach

    Blues

    Muddy Waters - Hard Again

    Elmo James - Best Of

    Robert Johnson - Box

    Soul

    James Brown - 24 Golden Hits

    Pigbag - Poppas got a brand new Pigbag

    Style Council- Introducing

    Jazz

    Sinatra - The Capital collection

    Harry Nilsson-A Little Touch of Schmilsson in the Night

    Course of Empire - Infested! [12"]( Only Heavy Metal Swing Fusion song on earth!)

    Country

    Ween - 15 Country Classics

    The Original Sun Sound of Johnny Cash

    Knitters - Poor little Critter on the Road

    Reggae

    This is Two Tone

    Various Artists: Intensified! Original Ska, Vol. 2 1963-67

    The English Beat: I Just Can't Stop It

    Hip-Hop/Rap/Dance

    Prince 1999

    Beastie Boys - Licensed to Ill

    House of Pain -House of Pain

    Gospel

    The Gospel Soul of Aretha Franklin

    The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads

    Folk

    Arlo Guthrie -Alice's Restaurant

    Leadbelly Sings Folk Songs

    Bob Dylan - Freewheeling

    Soundtracks

    Once upon a time in America

    The Kids are alright

    Yellow Submarine
     
  8. Ricky Hustle

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    Rock

    The Beatles - Revolver

    Grateful Dead - Europe '72

    Pink Floyd - Wish you were here

    Jazz

    Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin

    Frank Sinatra - Songs for Swingin' Lovers!

    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

    Blues

    Roomful of Blues - Live at Lupo's

    Robben Ford - Handful of Blues

    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Texas Flood
     

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