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(@voodoo_merman)
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1. Band of Gypsies - Hendrix

2. Blow by Blow - Beck (a must own)

3. Blues - Hendrix

4. In Step - SRV

5. Live - Albert Collins

6. Ah Via Musicom - Eric Johnson

7. Black Sabbath - Paranoid

8. Back in Black - AC/DC

Anyone wanna continue? Any genre...

EDIT: Not a list of best to worst. Just a list.

At this time I would like to tell you that NO MATTER WHAT...IT IS WITH GOD. HE IS GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL. HIS WAY IS IN LOVE, THROUGH WHICH WE ALL ARE. IT IS TRULY -- A LOVE SUPREME --. John Coltrane


   
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(@anonymous)
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I'm confused, why are those albums essential?


   
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(@kingpatzer)
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OWA - because part of becoming a good guitarist is learning to use your ears. Listening to great guitar music is an essential part of one's musical education.

9. Al DiMeola Casino

10. Herb Ellis & Joe Pass Two for the Road

11. Joe Pass Virtuoso

12. Django Reinhardt Djangology 49

13. Johnny Smith The Sound of the Johnny Smith Guitar

14. Charlie Christian The Genius of the Electric Guitar

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I'm confused, why are those albums essential?

Oh dear lord. I dont even feel like going there. Heres a thought OneWing', how about you just post what albums you think are essential?

I apologize if that sounds mean. I dont want a debate just your opinions.

At this time I would like to tell you that NO MATTER WHAT...IT IS WITH GOD. HE IS GRACIOUS AND MERCIFUL. HIS WAY IS IN LOVE, THROUGH WHICH WE ALL ARE. IT IS TRULY -- A LOVE SUPREME --. John Coltrane


   
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(@anonymous)
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I wasn't disagreeing with your choices. I haven't even listened to any of those albums and have no opinion on them. I can't post "essential" albums if I don't know what that means.

15. Nirvana - Nevermind

You all saw that coming!


   
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(@galis)
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Kittie - Oracle.

Korn - Follow The Leader.

Lamb Chops Sing-a-long Soundtrack with bonus lambchop muppet.

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(@anonymous)
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Amazingly, while I was thinking of a CD to add to this list I decided to go with Charlie Christian and KINGPATZER beat me to it. Weird.

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Anything Floyd with Gilmour at the axe...

I'll only be down there (in the basement practicing) for a couple of minutes or so...
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(@ghost)
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Jimi Hendrix-Woodstock

SRV-Texas Floods

Metallica-Master of Puppets

Metallica-Metallica (The Black Album)

Slayer-Reign In Blood

G 'N' R-Appetite For Destruction

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(@vampirekiller)
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My (rather personal) list...

Led Zeppelin III

X - Vanishing Vision

X - Blue Blood

X - Jealousy

Ra:IN - The Line

Sex Machineguns - Sex Machinegun

Megadeth - Rust in Peace

Psychedelic Violence ~ X ~ Crime of Visual Shock


   
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(@gnease)
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Some more ...

'6 and 12 String Guitar' -- Leo Kottke

'Wired' -- Jeff Beck

'12 Shades of Brown' -- Junior Brown

'Lone Rhinosaurus' -- Adrian Belew

'Machine Head' or 'Made in Japan' -- Deep Purple

'Sometime Tuesday Morning' -- Johnny A

'James Gang Rides Again' -- James Gang (Joe Walsh)

'Visions of the Emerald Beyond' -- Mahavisnu Orchestra (John McLaughlin)

'Romantic Warrior' -- Return to Forever

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(@alangreen)
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Not a bad thread. Maybe we can avoid public vogue for a change.

Metallica's Black album - don't ask me, I think they're rubbish but the guitar magazine industry thinks different

The Who - Live at Leeds

Queen - A Night At The Opera (an exercise in overdubs and making an axe sound like a trad jazz band)

Andres Segovia - the Deutsche Gramofon recordings. These spread from 1927 to 1939 so there's a lot to cover

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(@rocker)
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van halens first album

zeppelin 4

diary of a madman--ozzy

double live gonzo--ted nugent

even god loves rock-n-roll


   
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(@vic-lewis-vl)
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Great albums to play along with.......

Mott - Mott the Hoople (great rhythm guitar!)
Bad Company - Bad Company(Mick Ralphs again)
Stones - Get Your Ya-ya's out(already mentioned by Demoetc in Bass Player's Forum)
Beatles - Hard Day's Night(for acoustic)
Nazareth - Razamanaz
CCR - any "Greatest Hits" compilation
Fogerty - Deja Vu All Over Again - very acoustic friendly!
Led Zep - II or IV..or Physical Graffiti
The Freewheeling Bob Dylan
Paul Simon - Rhymin' Simon
Any Roy Orbison Greatest Hits Compilation

:D :D :D

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(@teleplayer324)
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I'm confused, why are those albums essential?
I think when speaking about guitar you could define Essential as an album that defined a playing style or set the bar higher for a certain skill level, or had a huge influence on guitarists who came along later.
SO for me, for example I would select these albums:

Elmore James- King of the Slide Guitar. His playing defined slide guitar for so many, from Eric Clapton to Duane Alman to Bonnie Raitt.

Bo Diddley- Hey Bo Didley. The "Bo DidleyBeat" defined Rock and Roll influencing every guitarist in the late 50's through the mid to late 60's

Buddy Guy-Blues Singer. Buddy showing that an acoustic guitar can be used just as masterfully and powerfully as an electric to play Chicago style Blues

Carlos Santana- Abraxis. The first melding of afro cuban rhythms with rock

Others have mentioned both Wired and Blow by Blow by Jeff Beck arguably the beginning of jazz/rock fusion, and definatley the most exciting examples of it.

These are by no means all the albums I would select, just a few to make my point

Immature? Of course I'm immature Einstein, I'm 50 and in a Rock and ROll band.

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