What if you had an entire week.....

Devoted to listening to your TOP 10 favorite recordings, what would they be??

Here's mine, in no particular order :

1. Corey Harris and Henry Butler - Vu Du Menz (Alligator records)

2. Corey Harris - Between night and day (Alligator records)

3. Junior Wells - Live around the world, the best of (Sony music entertainment)

4. Junior Wells - Come on in this house (Alligator records)

5. Harp Attack! - Junior Wells, James Cotton, Carey Bell and Billy Branch (Alligator records)

6. Amazing Grace - American Hyms and Spirituals (Telarc)

7. The Crystal Method - Vegas (Outpost recordings)

8. The Farifield Four - I couldn't hear nobody pray (WB)

9. Leadbelly's Last Sessions - Library of Congress recordings, Alan Lomax archives.

10. Caroline Levelle - Spirit (Warner Music UK limited)

1. Jacintha "Autumn Leaves" XRCD2.
2. Cowboy Junkies-- any CD except their most recent.
3. Alison Krauss "Forget About It"
4. Allison Moorer "Alabama Song"
5. Loreena McKennitt "Book of Secrets"
6. Enigma "GH" (most recent CD)
7. ZZ Top "One Foot in the Blues"
8. Melissa Etheridge "Brave and Crazy"
9. Melissa Etheridge "Yes I Am"
10. Shirley Horn "Ultimate"

.......but I'd want more. Cheers. Craig
1 Nancy Bryon "Neon Angle" 45 RPM
2 Miles Davis "Plugged Nickle Sessions" Mosaic LP collection
3 Jacintha "Lush Life" LP
4 Ben Webster "Live at the Renassaince" LP test pressing
5 Bach "Goldberg Variations" performed by Eto Imma, on MA recordings
6 Cowboy Junkies "Trinity Sessions" 45 RPM Classic Records
7 Dave's True Story "Sex without Bodies"
8 Oregon "in Moscow"
9 Rimsky Korsokov "Sheherezade" 45 RPM Classic Records
10 The Who "Tommy" Classic Records
1. Magma "UDU WUDU" JVC 20bit
2. Fates Warning "Awaken the Guardian"
3. Nik Turner "Space Ritual Live" '94
4. Mountain "Flowers of Evil" (LP: Windfall)
5. Khan "Space Shanty" (Deram)
6. Gong "Downwind"
7. Captain Beyond (ST)
8. Voivod "Nothingface"
9. Lee Perry + Upsetters "Super Ape" (Simply Vinyl 180gm)
10. Destruction "Live Without Sense"

In no particular odor!
2.BIOGRAPH,THE BOOTLEG SERIES1-4-Bob Dylan-decent representation of the great man.
3.Fruit Tree-Nick Drake-the complete recordings of a lesser known acoustic great.
4.The Complete Bitches Brew-Miles Davis-far out representation of where Jazz went.
5.Abbey Road-The Beatles-their best imho.
6.This Is The Sea-The Waterboys-nostalgia and a great record
7.Citizen- Steely Dan-their complete works
8.Hounds Of Love-Kate Bush-need a female voice in there
9.Music For 18 Musicians-Steve Reich-so I can hear some ambient/classical/avant garde
10.-Shine On-Pink Floyd-wouldn't play A Momentary Lapse cause it's crap........
I took this query as if it was a final week....
This is great!! Keep them coming you guys!! :)
1.Patricia Barber - Cafe Blue
2.Pink Floyd - Dark Side Of The Moon
3.Sarah McLachlan - Fumbling Towards Ecstacy
4.Radiohead - OK Computer
5.Dire Straits - Dire Straits
6.Diana Krall - When I Look In Your Eyes
7.Roxy Music - Avalon
8.Patricia Barber - Nightclub
9.Melissa Ethridge - Breakdown
10.Jane Monheit - Come Dream With Me
U2 Actung Baby
Beatles Abbey road
Bowie Spiders from mars
Neil Finn 7 Worlds Collide Live
U2 Unforgetable fire
U2 All you cant leave behind
Sex Pistols,Rockin Roll Swindle
Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bullocks
Pavarotti War Child
Stranglers IV
1 Alison Kraus - New Favourite
2 Nickel Creek - Nickel Creek
3 Glen Phillips - Abulum
4 Eagles - Hell Freezes Over
5 Burmester Demo Disc - I think it is the Second one
6 Marc Cohn - Marc Cohn
7 Jann Arden - Living Under June
8 Blue Man Group - Audio
9 Carolyn Dawn Johnson - Room with a View
10 Blackhawk - Greatest Hits
Another impossible question, but if I had to grab them this instant, in no particular order:
1. Holly Cole - It Happened One Night
2. Jimmy Buffett - Ballads, Bars, Beaches, Boats
3. Indigo Girls - Shaming Of The Sun
4. Steely Dan - Citizen Steely Dan
5. Springsteen - Live 75-85
6. John Prine - Prime Prine
7. Renaissance - Live At Carnegie Hall
8. Bonnie Raitt - Road Tested
9. Earl Klugh - Midnight In San Juan
10. Earl Scruggs Revue

Went with a bunch of multi's to have enough to listen to ;-)

Ella Fitzgerald - The Complete Songbooks
Miles Davis - The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel
Billie Holiday - The Complete Verve
Thelonious Monk - The Complete Riversides
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Remastered Box Set
Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, Exile on Main Street, or...
Beatles - Rubber Soul
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Will the Circle be Unbroken
PJ Harvey - Stories from the City, Songs from the Sea
Louis Armstrong - Portrait of the Artist box set

Since I could listen to my 10 favorite recordings in less than a day, I am "cheating" by including some box sets in the mix. I could certainly enjoy a week off listening to these. This list is certainly not immutable--if I made another one later this afternoon, it would probably look very different.

In now order, here they are,
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Folsum Prison - Johnny Cash
Yankee Foxtrot Hotel - Wilco
Train a Coming - Steve Earle
Biography Box Set - Bob Dylan
Blue Bird - Jimmy Rogers
Wrecking Ball - EmmyLou Harris
Keep It To Ourselves - Sonny Boy Williamson
Waiting For Columbus - Little Feat
Baricades and Brickwalls - Kasey Chambers
1. Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo
2. Bjork - Debut or maybe Post
3. Kruder & Dorfmeister - on K7/DJ Kicks
4. Sarah Vaughan - Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown
5. Ella Fitzgerald - Mack the Knife
6. Dolly Parton - The Grass is Blue
7. Mahler - Symphony No.9 (or 2 or 3 or 6)
8. Bach - Goldberg Variations
9. Bach - Brandenburg Concertos
10. Handel - Messias
1.Monk- Riverside Tenor Sessions

2.Oliver Nelson Verve Jazz Master Series 48

3.Cannonball Adderley Somethin" Else

4.Richter reDiscovered Carnegie Hall Recital

5.Van Morrison Poetic Champions Compose

6.Beethoven Symphonies Berliner Staatskapelle and Barenboim

7.Tragically Hip Road Apples

8.Beethoven The Complete Cello Sonatos with Casals and Serkin

9.Roxy Music For Your Pleasure

10.Peter Gabriel 1

I might try to sneak Waterboys Fisherman's Blues into one of the above box sets :-)