40 Great Musical debuts

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The list author says: "In some cases, the artists would move in a different direction after their debuts. Some would never do better. TFAB is "Their First and Best"."
The Doors
1.  The Doors by The Doors
The list author says:
  "1967- Like no one before them- completely unique"
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Pretenders
2.  Pretenders by The Pretenders
The list author says:
  "1979- Their first and best(TFAB)- a wonderful LP"
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Look Sharp
3.  Look Sharp by Joe Jackson
The list author says:
  "1979- His next would be a little better but this is a great start"
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The Allman Brothers Band
4.  The Allman Brothers Band by Allman Brothers Band
The list author says:
  "1969 - They would do even better later but right from the start, this band was special"
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Meet The Beatles
5.  Meet The Beatles by The Beatles
The list author says:
  "First US release"
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Led Zeppelin 1
6.  Led Zeppelin 1 by Led Zeppelin
The list author says:
  "1969- Right from the start- a great band"
$6.49   Used & New from: $1.12
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Cheap Thrills
7.  Cheap Thrills by Janis Joplin
The list author says:
  "Great debut for Janis Joplin"
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Emerson Lake & Palmer
8.  Emerson Lake & Palmer by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
The list author says:
  "1970- 20 seconds into "Lucky Man" you knew this would be a great band"
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Outlaws
9.  Outlaws by Outlaws
The list author says:
  "TFAB"
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Live at Blues Alley
10.  Live at Blues Alley by Eva Cassidy
The list author says:
  "1996- Her only CD released while she was still alive. One can tell this is special voice here"
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The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
11.  The Piper at the Gates of Dawn by Pink Floyd
The list author says:
  "1967- Thanks to the late Syd Barrett, who dominates their debut."
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Santana (Legacy Edition)(2CD)
12.  Santana (Legacy Edition)(2CD) by Santana
The list author says:
  "1969- The first of many fine works"
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Derek Trucks
13.  Derek Trucks by Derek Trucks Band
The list author says:
  "1997- when he was just 18"
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Dreamboat Annie
14.  Dreamboat Annie by Heart
The list author says:
  "1975- TFAB"
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Boz Scaggs
15.  Boz Scaggs by Boz Scaggs
The list author says:
  "1969 Boz had the services of Duane Allman for this record and he had the good judgement to put him to work"
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Live at the Wetlands
16.  Live at the Wetlands by Robert Randolph and the Family Band
The list author says:
  "2002-Excellent debut"
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Koko Taylor
17.  Koko Taylor by Koko Taylor
The list author says:
  "Great blues record from the 1960's"
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Music From Big Pink
18.  Music From Big Pink by The Band
The list author says:
  "1968- A good and important debut"
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Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J.
19.  Greetings From Asbury Park, N.J. by Bruce Springsteen
The list author says:
  "Not as popular as some of his other works but quality is excellent"
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Salt
20.  Salt by Lizz Wright
The list author says:
  "2002- Very good debut"
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In the Court of the Crimson King
21.  In the Court of the Crimson King by King Crimson
The list author says:
  "1969- TFAB"
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Bad Company
22.  Bad Company by Bad Company
The list author says:
  "TFAB"
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Forgiven Not Forgotten
23.  Forgiven Not Forgotten by The Corrs
The list author says:
  "1995- Nice debut for the Irish family"
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England's Newest Hitmakers
24.  England's Newest Hitmakers by The Rolling Stones
The list author says:
  "The first of many."
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Prologue
25.  Prologue by Renaissance
The list author says:
  "This was the debut of the Annie Haslam led version of the band."
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Boston
26.  Boston by Boston
The list author says:
  "TFAB"
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Los Lonely Boys
27.  Los Lonely Boys by Los Lonely Boys
The list author says:
  "Promising debut from the trio"
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Couldn't Stand the Weather
28.  Couldn't Stand the Weather by Stevie Ray Vaughan
The list author says:
  "A breath of fresh air"
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Bob Dylan
29.  Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan
The list author says:
  "1962 debut had just 2 of his own compositions"
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Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac
30.  Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac by Peter Green
The list author says:
  "They started as a blues band and a good one"
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Dire Straits
31.  Dire Straits by Dire Straits
The list author says:
  "Strong debut"
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Five Leaves Left
32.  Five Leaves Left by Nick Drake
The list author says:
  "What a debut here but no one noticed at the time."
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Mind, Body & Soul
33.  Mind, Body & Soul by Joss Stone
The list author says:
  "She was just 16 here"
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Are You Experienced
34.  Are You Experienced by Jimi Hendrix
The list author says:
  "His 1967 debut"
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I Can't Lose
35.  I Can't Lose by Deborah Coleman
The list author says:
  "Strong blues singing, playing and songs"
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Hope Chest
36.  Hope Chest by 10,000 Maniacs
The list author says:
  "Their first EPs here"
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Better Days
37.  Better Days by Susan Tedeschi
The list author says:
  "The material would get stronger but the voice and the playing evident here"
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Chieftains 1
38.  Chieftains 1 by The Chieftains
The list author says:
  "Just instrumentals in the early days."
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White Sugar
39.  White Sugar by Joanne Shaw Taylor
The list author says:
  "2009 release from this Brit guitarist and singer"
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Heal My Blues
40.  Heal My Blues by Dani Wilde
The list author says:
  "2008 debut from young British blues guitarist and singer- very good."
$17.36   Used & New from: $7.98
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Last updated: 1/2/11
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