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The 100 Greatest Singer-Songwriter Albums of All Time

Thanks to all for your lyrical help in the previous post - the song that I was searching for was "Love Letter" by Bonnie Raitt. Nowhere close to John Parr, but I guess at least I found out from the experience that there is a video for "Naughty, Naughty." Who knew?

I woke up this morning to an email in my inbox from Amazon promoting a list of The 100 Greatest Singer-Songwriter Albums of All Time. It's pretty apparent that I've been on a list kick recently, so I was interested to dig in and check out their choices.

Paul McCartney - Ram

There are some interesting titles on the list - I'm not sure that Ram would have been my first choice for a McCartney album - that honor would probably go to McCartney. P.S. - Check this out, Ram fans.......Ram on!

Willie Nelson - Red Headed Stranger

My man Willie Nelson grabs a justified slot with Red Headed Stranger, and I can't argue that pick because there are hundreds of Nelson's albums that you could have put in that position. It's nice to see a Nelson album featured that isn't Stardust. Although if you ever bump into me on that desert island, you can bet that I'll have my copy of Stardust with me!

By the way, if you're a Willie fan, you'll really want to check out Willie and The Wheel - Nelson's new album collaboration with the members of Asleep At The Wheel. The version of "I'm Sittin' On Top Of The World" is fantastic! Willie and The Wheel also features guest appearances from Letterman keyboard nut Paul Shaffer and Vince Gill.

As long as we're talking Willie, take a listen below to "Hesitation Blues," another one of my favorites from the new album.

Jackson Browne - Jackson Browne

Other stuff on the list - Jackson Browne's self-titled disc, known by some as "Saturate Before Using," Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams, and one that I can never ever argue with, the self-titled Indigo Girls disc.

Indigo Girls - Closer To Fine (live)

Check out the entire list here.

You can also rock out with an Amazon list of The 100 Greatest Debut Albums of All Time and the 100 Greatest Romantic Albums of All Time. The Amazon folks are apparently going to create lists like this throughout 2009...and I can't wait. So many lists, so much music, and there's still never enough time to listen to it all...

Speaking of that, let me leave you with this one: Popdose editor Jeff Giles posted a great piece this week titled "Tuning Out The Static" that captures the ever-changing world of being a music fan. You'll enjoy every word, sentence, and paragraph of this one.

Until we meet again.....Cheers!!

(Now playing as I hit submit: Psychedelic Furs - "Heartbreak Beat")

  • Swapmeet Louie

    Great to see Red Headed Stranger on the list! I’ve always dug that album the most from his catalog. Maybe because it was my first full WIllie Nelson album… I’m gonna have to check out that list and see if Rick Springfield made it.