Monday, January 14, 2008

The best live rock albums (with a few jazz titles thrown in)

The Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Bob Dylan, et al.
The Woodstock Soundtrack - Various Artists
Live: From Here to Eternity - The Clash
Everybody's In Show Biz - The Kinks
Live At Leeds - The Who
Europe '72 - The Grateful Dead
MTV Unplugged in New York - Nirvana
Four Way Street - Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Miles of Aisles - Joni Mitchell
Time Fades Away - Neil Young
Weld - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
Royal Albert Hall - London May 2-3-5-6 2005 - Cream
The Allman Brothers at Fillmore East - The Allman Brothers
Band of Gypsies - Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Miles
Live at the BBC - The Beatles
Alison Krauss & Union Station - Live - Alison Krauss & Union Station
Roxy and Elsewhere - Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention
Made In Japan - Deep Purple
Unplugged In New York - Nirvana
The Royal Albert Hall Concert - Bob Dylan
At Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash
Live Dead - Grateful Dead
The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life - Frank Zappa
Rockin' The Fillmore - Humble Pie
Stop Making Sense - Talking Heads
Rock of Ages - The Band
The Last Waltz - The Band (and a lot of friends)

Some of my favorite live jazz albums:

Sunday at the Village Vanguard - Bill Evans
The Koln Concert - Keith Jarrett
Mingus at Antibes - Charles Mingus
Live at Carnegie Hall - John Coltrane & Thelonius Monk
Live-Evil - Miles Davis
Live in Seattle - John Coltrane

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