Dave Brubeck: Time Out
Sam Cooke: Live at the Harlem Square
The Who: My Generation
Buck Owens: I’ve Got a Tiger by the Tail
Janis joplin: Pearl
The Flaming Lips: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Bob Dylan: Time out of Mind
There are 997 more, from the 50’s to the 2000’s.
Get started! you have a lot of music to listen to!
What Chicago did was get horns into good old fashioned rock and roll, when nobody else was doing so. Many new groups in the 60’s copied the Beatles’ sparse two guitars, a bass, and a set of drums. Ironically, shortly after Chicago Transit Authority started getting noticed, the Fab Four released Got to Get You Into My Life, loaded with horns. Coincidence?
They had to shorten their name to avoid the wrath of the humorless official Transit Authority, but soon became a mainstay of radio and top forty charts. Amazingly, they toured with Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. That makes me view them in a whole new light.
Today’s FamilyFirst site is their official one. It’s loaded with history, photos, and info for fans, or folks who might become fans.
There’s no doubt about it. Chicago’s best music is among the greatest music ever made.