Stephen Stills

The new disc, Live At Berkeley 1971 is out now.   I got it yesterday and it's on repeat.  I am biased I am sure, but I think he is one of the best singers, songwriters, musicians of my generation.  Plus he plays Sugar Babe on this disc, a favorite of mine, from SS2.


I probably wasn't clear in what I said. I don't look at talent or art in the "American" way, where everything has to have a "best" this or that. I do prefer and enjoy the songwriting of Stephen Stills to Neil Young, but that said, Neil has written many fine songs. Graham and David also had some fine songs individually as well as together.

@mwinkc I feel the same way about 4 + 20. It's a simple masterpiece. 

Both are fantastic in their own rights. Let's not take away from the fact both probably rank in the top 5% of performers. But you can not overlook "The Last Trip from Tulsa", by Neil. In my mind, it gives him the edge. Just an eerily wonderful performance! To me, it is one of the best songs ever recorded. I know that is a bold statement but it is what it is. 

Long time SS fan.  Fortunate to have seen him perform live, on many occasions. One of the best": ~'73 San Francisco, Winterland, Solo w/ 1st half acoustic followed by the electric second half.  Pure Stephen!