I'm looking through the list and marking any entries from artists that I've never heard of.
So, on my list are:
Loretta Lynn - All Time Greatest Hits
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
EPMD - Strictly Business
John Prine - John Prine
Boogie Down Productions - Criminal Minded
Peter Wolf - Sleepless
The Ronettes - Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes Featuring Veronica
Go-Go's - Beauty and The Beat
Modern Lovers - Modern Lovers
Graham Parker - Squeezing Out Sparks
Linda Ronstadt - The Very Best of Linda Ronstadt
Lucinda Williams - Car Wheels on a Gravel Road
Labelle - Nightbirds
John Mayall With Eric Clapton - Bluesbreakers (I know Clapton obviously, but never heard of John Mayall)
The Flying Burrito Brothers - The Gilded Palace of Sin
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Happy Trails
Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything?
....So that's a shitload of artists that I'm ashamed to say I don't know the first thing about. Anybody more knowledgeable than me want to pick one from that list for me to listen to first?
The Butterfield record is really good, harmonica-driven Chicago blues, but didn't really light a fire under me.
Labelle is fun. Kinda proto-disco. Not incredible but it's a good time.
Don't start with a comp for Ronstadt. She's wonderful and deserves consideration of Heart Like a Wheel
and Simple Dreams
Quicksilver was a HUGE surprise. The whole San Francisco, ballroom 60's scene doesn't usually do it for me, but they are a major
exception. Guitar interplay like you wouldn't believe.
The Rundgren record is genius. Get it now.
Was not super into Boogie Down Productions when I heard them like 5 years ago, but prob need to revisit.
Get that Ronettes album immediately.
Lucinda Williams is wonderful alt-country and a heck of a songwriter.
Flying Burrito Brothers are pretty excellent.