Album of the Day
Stephen Stills 2
Though Stephen Stills is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer for his membership in Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash, he still found time for such impressive solo albums as STEPHEN STILLS 2, released 45 years ago today. “Change Partners” and “Marianne” were its singles, but the dozen originals on the 1971 Atlantic collection also include such outstanding songs as “Sugar Babe” and “Fishes And Scorpions.” Though Stills co-produced the set, sings and plays several instruments, he gets a little help from his friends too, including Ringo Starr on drums, Eric Clapton and Jerry Garcia on guitars, Billy Preston and Dr. John on keyboards and David Crosby on backing vocals. Somewhat underrated relative to its predecessor (and the Manassas album soon to come), STEPHEN STILLS 2 nonetheless shows its creator to be one of the most gifted of the rock era.