Album of the Day
Though his name has often been bracketed by that of David Crosby and Graham Nash, Stephen Stills' eponymous album (released this month in 1970) shows him more than ready for the solo spotlight. Two of its songs - “Love the One You're With” and “Sit Yourself Down” - were Top 40 hits, but all 10 originals here underline Stills' mastery of folk, blues, hard rock, and gospel. The performer is joined by several famous friends on the Atlantic collection, including his CSN bandmates, Ringo Starr, Booker T. Jones, Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix, to whom the album is dedicated. Allmusic said of the Gold-certified STEPHEN STILLS “three decades on, it's still a jaw-dropping experience,” and to that we can only nod in agreement.