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Old 02-18-2011, 08:51 AM
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This is too hard. I don't think this way. I think more in terms of favourite performances of drummer / band / album etc. So I say this with no certainty:

Bands:
Pink Floyd
The Beatles
King Crimson
Steely Dan
Queen

Drummers:
Steve Gadd
Bill Bruford
Airto (actually a percussionist but he drums on RTF's first album and it's my fave drumming ever)
Ringo
Bonzo

Somehow I missed Stewart Copeland, John Densmore, Brian Blade, Elvin, Mitch Mitchell, Moonie, Michael Giles, Pretty Purdie, Gene Krupa, Sol Amarfio, Rick Marotta, Art Blakey, Jim Hodder, Jack Dejohnette, Chris Cutler, Harvey mason, Phil Collins, Joe Morello, Billy Cobham, Terry Bozzio, Steve Jordan, Tony Allen, Don Alias, Peter Erskine, Barriemore Barlow, Ian Paice, Nick Mason, Aynsley Dunbar, Will Calhoun, Prairie Prince, Ginger Baker, Charlie, Mick Fleetwood, Karen Carpenter, Paul Thompson, Chester Thompson, Steve Smith, Narada, Jeff Porcaro, Vinnie, Danny Seraphine, Robert Wyatt, Damon Che ... it's a travesty!!

Albums:
Live in Pompeii (Floyd)
Discipline
Abbey Road
Return to Forever
The Royal Scam

Somehow I'm missing out on Aja, Countdown to Ecstasy, Katy Lied, Sgt Pepper, Dark Side, Roxy & Elsewhere, Shiny Beast, Shamal, L, Grace, Led Zep 1, II & IV, Stop Making Sense, Blow by Blow, Electric Ladyland, Are You Experienced, Deep Forest, Mingus, A Night at the Opera, Best of BB King ...

Guitarists:
Jimi
Jeff Beck
Dave Gilmour
Robert Fripp
Uncle Frank

I hate not mentioning John McLaughlin, BB King, SRV, Brian May, Steve Hillage, Eric Clapton, Santana, Steve Hunter, Tommy Bolin, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore etc etc.,

Bassists:
Jaco
Paul McCartney
Tony Levin
John Wetton
Prakash John (for his playing here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tqyv87h_zNA

(as usual, lots missing, ie. where's Roger Waters, Greg Lake, Ron Carter and Stanley Clarke??)

Keyboardists
Herbie Hancock
Keith Jarrett
Joe Zawinul
Eddie Jobson
Mirette Giraudy

No Chick, Richard Wright, George Duke, Michael Cotton, Vince Welnick, Stomu Yamashta, Klaus Schulz ...

Sax
Wayne Shorter
Michael Brecker
Mel Collins
Trane
John Helliwell

I don't like leaving out Stan Getz and Paul Desmond. Never got into Bird despite his huge talent. And I love Captain Beefheart's weird tootlings.

Vocals:
Freddie Mercury
Jeff Buckley
Dusty Springfield
John Lennon
Annie Lennox
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