Mudcat Café message #3494859 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #150076   Message #3494859
Posted By: GUEST,Larry Saidman
25-Mar-13 - 08:22 PM
Thread Name: BS: Welcome Larry Saidman.
Subject: RE: BS: Welcome Larry Saidman.
Bobert, surprisingly a few of your selections actually make it on to mine. And, Bill D, it's certainly nothing to do with 'best selling'. (In fact, some might argue there is a reverse correlation).

But it's not just my favourites.....as in the 50's and 60's I had pretty dreadful taste, and some of that stuff I loved (and still do) is pretty awful.

So it really is my personal assessment of the 'best albums" (of those I heard, of course....which obviously eliminates many).

And absolutely, Jack, just like with you nobody may want me to play my top 200 albums for them.   But I'm going to anyway......and maybe one or two people (either because they are masochists, don't have much else to do in their spare time, or are simply 'curious') might listen.

And back to Bobert!   Absolutely. California Bloodlines is very high up! I considered Paul Seibel, but it didn't make the final cut. Emmylou's Roses in the Snow...for sure. Same with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.

In terms of traditional blues, I have a Big Blue Broonzy, Lonnie JOhnson, Dave Van Ronk, Paul Butterfield (Better Days)....and Skip Spence and Mississippi John Hurt almost made it. And probably a few others I can't think of off hand.   I really like what I've heard of R.L Burnside, but confess I've never heard a full album.

But again, really, who cares, eh?