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#71. 100 Underrated Albums, Part 1
(see Part 2 for more albums)
Here are some albums that don't seem to get the respect that they deserve. They are mostly old school rock and soul music from the 1960s and '70s, my favorite era. This list is very subjective and of course reflects my musical tastes. Most aren't on anybody's top 100, but all could be. The albums are listed alphabetically, and there are no greatest hits compilations. Check out the sample songs!


1.TheBand-NorthernLights-So
The Band - Northern Lights - Southern Cross - Capitol ST-11440
2.DarrellBanks-IsHere-AtcoS
Darrell Banks - Is Here - Atco SD33-216
3.WilliamBell-NeverLikeThis
William Bell - Never Like This Before - Stax 719
"It Makes No Difference"
"Somebody (Somewhere Needs You)"
"Never Like This Before"
4.BobbyBland-HeresTheMan-Du
Bobby Bland - Here's The Man!!! - Duke DLP75
5.BloodSweatNTears-ChildIsF
Blood Sweat & Tears - Child Is Father To The Man - Columbia CS9619
6.GaryU.S.Bonds-OnTheLine-E
Gary U. S. Bonds - On The Line - EMI 50-1768
"Turn On Your Love Light"
"I Cant Quit Her"
"Club Soul City"
7.BookerT-Evergreen-EpicKE3
Booker T - Evergreen - Epic KE33143
8.BonnieBramlett-LadysChoic
Bonnie Bramlett - Lady's Choice - Capricorn CP0169
9.JeffBuckley-Grace-Columbi
Jeff Buckley - Grace - Columbia C92881
"Jamaica Song"
"Two Steps From The Blues"
"Lover You Should Have Come Over"
10.ButterfieldBluesBand-The
Butterfield Blues Band - The Resurrection Of Pigboy Crabshaw - Elektra EKS-74015
11.Byrds-YoungerThanYesterd
Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday - Columbia CS9442
12.CaptainBeefheart-SafeAsM
Captain Beefheart - Safe As Milk - Buddah BDS5001
"One More Heartache"
"Have You Seen Her Face"
"Yellow Brick Road"
13.ChicagoTransitAuthority-
Chicago Transit Authority - (same) - Columbia GP8
14.OtisClay-TryingToLiveMyL
Otis Clay - Trying To Live My Life Without You - Hi XSHL32075
15.Clover-same-MercurySRM1-
Clover - (same) - Mercury SRM1-1169
"Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is"
"Trying To Live My Life Without You"
"Sante Fe"
16.AlbertCollins-TheCoolSou
Albert Collins - The Cool Sounds Of - TCF Hall TCF8002
17.CommanderCody-LostInTheO
Commander Cody - Lost In The Ozone - Paramount PAS6017
18.JamesCotton-TheJamesCott
James Cotton - The James Cotton Blues Band - Verve FTS-3023
"Frosty"
"Lost In The Ozone"
"Good Time Charlie"
19.CountryJoeNTheFish-Elect
Country Joe & The Fish - Electric Music For The Mind & Body - Vanguard VSD79244
20.MarshallCrenshaw-same-WB
Marshall Crenshaw - (same) - WB BSK3673
21.TyroneDavis-TurnBackTheH
Tyrone Davis - Turn Back The Hands Of Time - Dakar SD9027
"Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine"
"Someday Someway"
"I Keep Coming Back"
22.DevilsAnvil-HardRockFrom
22. Devil's Anvil - Hard Rock From The Middle East - Columbia CS9464
23.DonNDewey-same-Specialty
Don & Dewey - (same) - Specialty SPS2131
24.LeeDorsey-TheNewLeeDorse
Lee Dorsey - The New Lee Dorsey - Amy 8011
"Karkadon"
"Pink Champaign"
"Holy Cow"
25.Dr.John-Gris-gris-AtcoSD
25. Dr. John - Gris-Gris - Atco SD33-234
26.Dr.John-Dr.JohnsGumbo-At
26. Dr. John - Dr. John's Gumbo - Atco SD7006
27.Durocs-same-CapitolST-11
Durocs - (same) - Capitol ST-11981
"I Walk On Gilded Splinters"
"(Come On) Let The Good Times Roll"
"Saving It All Up For Larry"
28.ElectricFlag-ALongTimeCo
Electric Flag - A Long Time Comin' - Columbia CS9597
29.FabulousThunderbirds-Tuf
Fabulous Thunderbirds - Tuff Enuff - CBSBF2-40304
30.MikeFinnigan-same-WBBS29
Mike Finnigan - (same) - WB BS2944
"Over Lovin' You"
"Tuff Enuff"
"Saved By The Grace Of Your Love"
31.FleetwoodMac-same-EpicBN
Fleetwood Mac - (same) - Epic BN26402
32.JerryGarcia-Garcia-WBBS2
Jerry Garcia - Garcia - WB BS2582
33.DannyGatton-88ElmiraSt.-
Danny Gatton - 88 Elmira St. - Elektra 7559-61032-1
"Long Grey Mare"
"Deal"
"Funky Mama"
34.DobieGray-DriftAway-Decc
Dobie Gray - Drift Away - Decca DL7-5397
35.GuitarSlim-TheThingsThat
Guitar Slim - The Things That I Used To Do - Specialty SPS2120
36.JerryHahnBrotherhood-sam
Jerry Hahn Brotherhood - (same) - Columbia CS1044
"The Time I Love You The Most"
"Trouble Don't Last"
"Martha's Madman"
37.MajorHarris-MyWay-Atlant
Major Harris - My Way - Atlantic SD18119
38.DonnyHathaway-Live-AtcoS
Donny Hathaway - Live - Atco SD33-386
39.DanHicksNHisHotLicks-Whe
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks - Where's The Money - Blue Thumb BTS29
"Just A Thing That I Do"
"What's Goin' On"
"Where's The Money?"
40.HoodooRhythmDevils-WhatT
Hoodoo Rhythm Devils - What The Kids Want - Blue Thumb BTS57
41.Impressions-TheYoungMods
Impressions - The Young Mods' Forgotten Story - Curtom CRS8003
42.JoeJackson-LookSharp-ANM
Joe Jackson - Look Sharp - A&M SP3666
"My Old Lady"
"Seven Years"
"Is She Really Going Out With Him?"
43.EttaJames-TellMama-TellM
Etta James - Tell Mama - Tell Mama - Cadet LPS802
44.BarbaraKeith-same-WBMS20
Barbara Keith - (same) - WB MS2087
45.EddieKendricks-PeopleHol
Eddie Kendricks - People Hold On - Motown 5280ML
"Tell Mama"
"Detroit Or Buffalo"
"Day By Day"
46.FreddieKing-Let'sHideAwa
Freddie King - Let's Hide Away & Dance Away - King 773
47.FreddieKing-GettingReady
Freddie King - Getting Ready... - Shelter SHE-8905
48.DavidLindley-ElRayoX-Asy
David Lindley - El Rayo X - Asylum 5E-524
"The Stumble"
"Palace Of The King"
"Mercury Blues"
49.LittleMilton-WereGonnaMa
Little Milton - We're Gonna Make It - Checker LP2995
50.LoadingZone-TheLoadingZo
Loading Zone - The Loading Zone - RCA LSP-3959
"Were Gonna Make It"
"Don't Lose Control Of Your Soul"





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