40 Greatest Hits
Like blues legends Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, country titan Williams was blazing the rock & roll trail long before Elvis Presley stepped up to the mike at Sun Records in Memphis in 1954. But it wasn't until this package was released in 1978 that the rock crowd got hip to the danger and poetry in Williams' voice and songs
At Fulsom Prison
By the late sixties, Cash was ignored by country radio and struggling for a comeback. At Folsom Prison was a million-seller that reignited his career.Backed by a tough touring band, including fellow Sun Records alum Carl Perkins on guitar, Cash guffaws his way through "Cocaine Blues," "25 Minutes to Go" (a countdown to an execution), "I Got Stripes" and "Folsom Prison Blues." The 2,000 inmates roar their approval.
a tightly wrapped package of blistering guitar, roadhouse-rhythm snap and John Fogerty's backwoods howl.
A Love Supreme
Coltrane's majestic, often violent blowing (famously described as "sheets of sound") is never self-aggrandizing.
The Anthology 1947-72
The thick, bleeding tones of his slide work anticipated rock-guitar distortion by nearly two decades. Influencing the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Kieth Richards.