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I was about to pass up this discussion, but here goes:

"One Mint Julep" performed by Ray Charles

"Take Five" performed by Dave Brubeck

"Red River Rock" performed by Johnny & The Hurricanes

"Rebel Rouser" performed by Duane Eddy

And, not Classic, but still a classic:

"The Shaker Song" performed by Spyro Gyra

"Hawaii Five-O" performed by The Ventures

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some favorites:

Funkadelic - Maggot Brain

Santana - Soul Sacrifice

Miles Davis - Ah Leu Cha

Herbie Hancock - Chameleon

Herbie Hancock - Watermelon Man

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Meeting of the Spirits

Mahavishnu Orchestra - Birds of Fire

Genesis - Horizons

Pink Floyd - Any Colour You Like

Santana - Europa

Edgar Winter - Frankenstein

Booker T and the MGs - Green Onions

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Barbarian

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Karn Evil 9 (2nd impression)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Toccata

Frank Zappa - Peaches en Regalia

Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas

Pink Floyd - Interstellar Overdrive

Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey

Pink Floyd - One of These Days

Pink Floyd - Mudmen

Jethro Tull - Bouree

Jeff Beck - Led Boots

Jeff Beck - Freeway Jam

Jeff Beck - Constipated Duck

Camel - Rhayader

Camel - Flight of the Snow Goose

One that isn't official, but still deserves a mention, is a rare Hendrix song I heard in a 4 disc box set featuring rare outtakes from Jimi while he was with the Experience. One of the outtakes is a 7 minute instrumental version of Bold As Love, which I now prefer over Jimi's original version of Bold As Love, and in the process has become one of my favorite songs by Jimi. A must hear for fellow Hendrix obsessives!

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