100 Guitar Albums

This is a list of great guitar albums that are fun to listen to and, in the same time, are among those that defined the evolution of guitar playing. The selection is personal so you can suggest your own choice at Contact.

The 100 Guitar Albums list:

1. Hendrix In the West - Jimi Hendrix
2. Led Zeppelin IV - Led Zeppelin
3. Live Alive - Stevie Ray Vaughan
4. Van Halen - Van Halen
5. Derek And The Dominos
6. A Master And His Music - Chet Atkins
7. Blow By Blow - Jeff Beck
8. Surfing With The Alien - Joe Satriani
9. World's Greatest Unknown Guitarist - Roy Buchanan
10. Wheels Of Fire - Cream
11. Made In Japan - Deep Purple
12. Passion And Warfare - Steve Vai
13. Appetite For Destruction - Guns N Roses
14. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
15. Birds Of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra
16. Band Of Gypsys - Jimi Hendrix
17. Song Remains the Same - Led Zeppelin
18. Offramp - Pat Metheny
19. Pulse - Pink Floyd
20. The Best Of Django Reinhardt - Django Reinhardt
21. Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
22. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
23. Ragged Glory - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
24. Live At The Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers Band
25. Ah Via Musicom - Eric Johnson
26. Images & Words - Dream Theater
27. Tour de Force: Live - Al di Meola
28. Rust In Peace - Megadeth
29. Back In Black - AC/DC
30. Hotel California - Eagles
31. Abraxas - Santana
32. Frampton Comes Alive - Peter Frampton
33. 24 Nights - Eric Clapton
34. Dog Party - Scott Henderson
35. Yessongs - Yes
36. The Great Deceiver - King Crimson
37. A Night At the Opera - Queen
38. Live at the Rainbow - Focus
39. Irish Tour - Rory Gallagher
40. Live At Leeds - The Who
41. Discovering The Blues - Robben Ford
42. Dire Straits - Dire Straits
43. Free Live - Free
44. Dragon's Kiss - Marty Friedman
45. Last Time Around/Live at Legends - Buddy Guy/Junior Wells
46. All Things Must Pass - George Harrison
47. Recorded Live - Ten Years After
48. Guitar Therapy Live - Mike Keneally Live
49. Hemispheres - Rush
50. The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life - Frank Zappa
51. Against the Clock - Allan Holdsworth
52. Natural High - Frank Gambale
53. Standards (and Other Songs) - Mike Stern
54. Real Live - Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
55. Pornograffitti - Extreme
56. Blues Alive - Gary Moore
57. Rage Against The Machine - Rage Against The Machine
58. Green Onions - Booker T & The MG's
59. Population Override - Buckethead
60. Virtuoso - Joe Pass
61. Music from Big Pink - The Band
62. Captured Live! - Johnny Winter
63. Exposure - Robert Fripp
64. Argus - Wishbone Ash
65. Chavez Ravine - Ry Cooder
66. Friday Night in San Francisco -John McLaughlin, Al di Meola Paco de Lucia
67. Live at the Cow Palace: New Years Eve 1976 - Grateful Dead
68. Bring Em Back Alive - Dixie Dregs
69. Perpetual Burn - Jason Becker
70. Lights Out - UFO
71. Far Beyond Driven - Pantera
72. One More From The Road - Lynyrd Skynyrd
73. Tribute - Ozzy Osbourne/Randy Rhoads
74. Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
75. Blind Faith - Blind Faith
76. The Turning Point- John Mayall
77. Ten - Pearl Jam
78. Screaming For Vengeance - Judas Priest
79. Fillmore East The Lost Concert - Mike Bloomfield
80. Live/The Real Deal - Buddy Guy
81. Have Twangy Guitar Will Travel - Duane Eddy
82. Teen Beat - Carl Perkins
83. Collection - Larry Carlton
84. Relayer - Yes
85. Blues By Green - Peter Green
86. Hot Rod Guitar: The Danny Gatton Anthology - Danny Gatton
87. Dragon's Kiss - Marty Friedman
88. Royal Scam - Steely Dan
89. Stressfest - Steve Morse Band
90. Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
91. Highway To Hell - AC/DC
92. Never To Be Forgotten - Eddie Cochran
93. Slaughter On Tenth Avenue - Mick Ronson
94. The Ultimate Collection: Recorded Live - Brian Setzer
95. Mr. Music Head - Adrian Belew
96. Bridge Of Sighs - Robin Trower
97. Derringer Live - Rick Derringer
98. Vivid - Living Color
99. Extreme II: Pornograffitti - Extreme
100. Live from Across the Pond - The Robert Cray Band

 

Jeff Beck - Blow By Blow

Jeff Beck

Personnel: Jeff Beck (guitar); Max Middleton (keyboards); Phil Chenn (bass); Richard Bailey (drums, percussion).

The jazz, rock, funky and bluesy BLOW BY BLOW, released in 1975, was produced by Beatles arranger sir George Martin. Beck's playing is all here: fierce attack, thick tone, microtonal bends, distortion, feedback, vibrato, sustain, sonic hoodoo, and rhythmic and harmonic creativity. The album is also a tribute to the great guitar explorer Roy Buchanan with a distinct Beck sound. The album is a great influence for guitar greats like Van Halen and Steve Vai.

The Allman Brothers Band - Live At the Fillmore East

The Allman Brothers Band

The Allman Brothers Band: Gregg Allman (vocals, piano, organ); Duane Allman (guitar, slide guitar); Dickey Betts (guitar); Berry Oakley (bass); Jai Johanny Johanson (drums, congas, timbales); Butch Trucks (drums, tympani).

Additional personnel: Elvin Bishop (guitar, background vocals); Thom Doucette (harmonica); Rudolph Carter (saxophone); Steve Miller (piano); Bobby Caldwell (percussion).