George Thorogood & the Destroyers
Label: New Rounder
Before "Bad to the Bone" made him an MTV star and "I Drink Alone" made the best booze commercial of all time, George Thorogood was a respected guitarist and talented live performer on the always-vital Boston blues scene. This 1977 debut well illustrates his legitimacy before overproduction and obviousness made him something of a joke to blues purists. The whole album is steeped in Delta blues, and "One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer" is about his best moment.