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Texas Music Magazine - Essential Texas Albums

Posted: May 09 2012




Here is the Texas Music Magazine list of the Essential Albums that every Texan should own.  Good stuff right here folks!  How many do you own? We've got bits and pieces of tons of these!
Texas Music Magazine 50 Essential Texas Albums:
Terry Allen-”Lubbock (On Everything)”
Sam Baker-”Mercy”*
Bobby “Blue” Bland-”Two Steps From the Blues”
Gatemouth Brown-”Alright Again!”
Guy Clark-”Old No. 1″
Slaid Cleaves-”Broke Down”
Ornette Coleman-”Shape of Jazz to Come”
Albert Collins-”Ice Pickin’”
Christopher Cross-”Christoper Cross”
Rodney Crowell-”The Houston Kid”
Steve Earle-”Guitar Town”
Joe Ely-”Live Shots”
The Flatlanders-”More a Legend Than a Band”*
Blaze Foley-”Live at the Austin Outhouse”
Kinky Friedman-”Sold American”
Patty Griffin-”1000 Kisses”
Nanci Griffith-”Little Love Affairs”
Butch Hancock-”Eats Away the Night”*
Terri Hendrix-”Wilory Farm”
Caroline Herring-”Twilight”*
Buddy Holly-”‘Chirping’ Crickets”
Ray Wylie Hubbard-”Eternal and Lowdown”*
Waylon Jennings-”Honky Tonk Heroes”
George Jones-”I Am What I Am”
Janis Joplin-”Pearl”
Freddie King-”Let’s Hide Away and Dance Away”*
Kris Kristofferson-”Kristofferson”
Mance Lipscomb-”Texas Songster”*
Lyle Lovett-”Pontiac”
James McMurtry-”Childish Things”
Willie Nelson-”Red Headed Stranger”
Old 97s-”Too Far to Care”
Roy Orbison-”Oh, Pretty Woman”*
Willis Alan Ramsey-”Willis Alan Ramsey”*
Marty Robbins-”Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs”
Selena-”Amor Prohibido”
Billy Joe Shaver-”Old Five and Dimers Like Me”*
Sir Douglas Quintet-”Mendocino”
Victoria Spivey-”Volume 1, 1926-27″
Spoon-”Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga”
George Strait-”Strait From the Heart”
Texas Tornadoes-”Texas Tornadoes”
Townes Van Zandt-”Live at the Old Quarter”
Stevie Ray Vaughan-”Texas Flood”
Jerry Jeff Walker-”Viva Terlingua”
T-Bone Walker-”Complete Recordings”
Johnny Guitar Watson-”Space Guitar”*
Lucinda Williams-”Lucinda Williams”*
Johnny Winter-”Johnny Winter”*
ZZ Top-”Tres Hombres”
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