Live Albums – Here are Sixteen of My Favorites!

Absolutely Live

So this afternoon I made a run to the library, which was closed because of the massive storm that luckily missed our area, sorry Massachusetts. . The  soundtrack for the trip was  the new live blues album from Brandon Santini, Live and Extended, which is a really great and I will probably write about it tomorrow. As I listened to the album, I started thinking about my favorite live albums. Several albums like Happy Trails from Quicksilver Messenger Service, Absolutely Live from The Doors and Ten Years After’s Undead quickly came to mind. But then I thought of several others, and then still more, until I quickly had a list of 10 plus albums! So here is a short list of my favorite all-time live albums…..

 Sixteen of My Favorite Live Albums

Title Artist
Happy Trails Happy Trails – Always a favorite – love “Who Do You Love” and “Mona” Quicksilver Messenger Service
Live Adventures The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper – Super Session Live – Bloomfield was great! Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper
Absolutely LiveAbsolutely Live – Again love that “Who Do You Love” and the whole vibe of the album. The Doors
UndeadUndead – “Woodchopper’s Ball”, and the jazzy bluesy feel of the album! Ten Years After
Bless Its Pointend Little Head 2Bless Its Pointed Little Head – “3/5 of a mile in Ten Seconds” and the whole psychedelic feel of the album! Jefferson Airplane
Willie  Nelson and Family LiveWillie Nelson and Family – Live – Many a morning I started my day with “Bloody Mary Morning” from this album Willie Nelson
A Man Must Carry OnA Man Must Carry On (partial) – I wore this album out! Jerry Jeff Walker
Live at Cibolo CreekLive at Cibolo Creek Country Club – Nothing better than Ray Wylie’s stories on this album, especially the story about Poetry Texas! Love “When She sang Amazing Grace” too! Ray Wylie Hubbard
No 2 dinr liveNo 2 Live Diner – Robert Earl is great live! Robert Earl Keen
Blues AliveBlues Alive – One of my favorite Gary Moore albums period! Gary Moore
Live AliveLive Alive – I still miss Stevie Ray and this collection is great! Stevie Ray Vaughan
Live on TourLive on Tour – John’s stories are great too! John Prine
Wheels of FireWheels of Fire (one disc) – What can you say they were fantastic! Cream
alive-wellLive and Well – I hadn’t listened to this album for a long time! I did so today. Loved it in college! B.B. King
Live at Folsom PrisonLive at Folsom Prison – The king at his best! Johnny Cash
Live at LeedsLive at Leeds – At the time a real favorite! Haven’t listen to it in years! Maybe later tonight! The Who


What are your favorite live albums?? Any of the above??? Just thought of another Kentucky Fried Blues from Bernard Allison.