Best Singer Songwriters - MyTop 250
updated 2 months ago
My obsession with the songs of the greatest singer/songwriter in the history of music - Bob Dylan, led me on a journey to discover other singer/songwriters who either influenced him, or were influenced by him. My search led me off on tangents into all types of musical genres. It opened up a whole new world of music to me that, thanks to conservative pop radio stations, I never knew existed.
Here are my 250 favourites, in no particular order of preference Many are undeservedly obscure artists - some who made only one LP (that few people bought), and then disappeared.
There are many musical genres I personally don't care for, so while people like Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Stevie Wonder, Morrissey, Hank Williams, Kris Kristofferson might be great singer/songwriters in their chosen fields, their music was never my cup of tea - which is why they are not included in my list.
As you will gather by some of my comments below, on specific songwriters, I have a deep resentment of most of those naive traditional left-wing (communist) 'protest' folk singers of late 50's/early 60's, who thought Stalin & Castro were cool dudes. Dylan was very wise to desert them.