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100 Greatest Fusion Songs

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Definition: In the late 1960s, jazz musicians began mixing the forms and improvisational techniques of jazz with the electric instruments of rock and the rhythms of soul and rhythm and blues. At the same time, some rock artists began adding jazz elements to their music. Fusion has gone on to often include world music and other elements. At its best, fusion music is often considered to be one of the most inventive, original and virtuosic musical genres.

Criteria: These Fusion Songs were chosen to chosen for their musical vision through their originality, influence, instrumental quality and creative inspiration. 
Edited By: Tom M
List Begun: 09-04-2007

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Greatest Fusion Songs
  1. In A Silent Way - Miles Davis
  2. The Noonward Race - Mahavishnu Orchestra
  3. Spain - Chick Corea
  4. A Love Supreme - Carlos Santana & John McLaughlin
  5. Slightly All The Time - Soft Machine
  6. Boogie Woogie Waltz - Weather Report, Christian McBride
  7. Hannibal - Miles Davis
  8. Open Beauty - Don Ellis Orchestra
  9. Chameleon - Herbie Hancock
10. A Remark You Made - Weather Report
11. Light As A Feather - Return To Forever
12. Footprints - Wayne Shorter
13. The Dominant Plague - Allan Holdsworth
14. Foreign Affairs - Tribal Tech
15. Proto Cosmos - The New Tony Williams Lifetime
16. Samurai Hee-Haw - Marc Johnson
17. Nubian Sundance - Weather Report
18. Still Warm - John Scofield
19. The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys - Traffic
20. St. Alfonzo's Pancake Breakfast/Father O'Blivion - Frank Zappa
21. Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is? - Chicago
22. Incident At Neshabur - Santana
23. World Gone Strange - Andy Summers
24. Sympathy For The Devil - Blood, Sweat & Tears
25. Sandbox - Leni Stern
26. Funnels - Allan Holdsworth
27. The Precipice - Tribal Tech
28. The Wish - Chick Corea
29. Sometimes I... - Scott Kinsey
30. Galaxy - Eddie Henderson
31. Cadillac Club - Bob Berg
32. Sister Moon - Sting
33. Shadow Dance - Dave Holland
34. The Necessary Blonde - Tribal Tech
35. Two Price Hit - Petite Blonde
36. Welcome To My Chambers - Tom Coster
37. The Approaching Storm - Chicago
38. Looking Glass - Allan Holdsworth
39. Wild Things Run Fast - Joni Mitchell
40. Desert Girl - Planet X
41. Blessed Relief - Frank Zappa
42. Window's Peak - Dennis Chambers
43. 500 Miles High - Flora Purim
44. Sultan's Boogie - Scott Henderson
45. Train Of Thought - Mitchel Forman
46. Can You Follow? - Larry Coryell
47. Birdland - Weather Report
48. Nairobi Express - Scott Henderson
49. Saturn V - Tribal Tech
50. Devil Take The Hindmost - Allan Holdsworth
51. And When I Die - Blood, Sweat & Tears
52. Stella By Infra-Red High Particle Neutron Beam - Tribal Tech
53. Birds Of Fire - Mahavishnu Orchestra
54. Pud Wud - Allan Holdsworth
55. Signal Path - Tribal Tech
56. Carol Ann - Soft Machine
57. Toussaint L'overture - Santana
58. Seven Days - Sting
59. Somewhere In The West - Andy Summers
60. Sara's Touch - Mike Mainieri
61. Expansions - Lonnie Liston Smith
62. Winter In America - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
63. Freedom Jazz Dance - Miroslav Vitous
64. Black Market - Weather Report, Shawn Lane
65. Inca Roads - Frank Zappa
66. Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
67. City Nights - Allan Holdsworth
68. Blue Matter - John Scofield
69. Hillbilly In The Band - Scott Henderson
70. Return To Forever - Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy
71. Busy On The Line - Mark-Almond
72. Strawberry Soup - Don Ellis Orchestra
73. Summerhill - Dieter Ilg
74. The Big Wave - Tribal Tech
75. Pink Napkins - Frank Zappa
76. Talk To Me - Leni Stern
77. Actual Proof - Herbie Hancock
78. Kingdom Of Dreams - Planet X
79. Samba De Sausalito - Santana
80. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - Joni Mitchell, Derek Sherinian
81. Space Camel - Tribal Tech
82. Dream - Mahavishnu Orchestra
83. Red Baron - Billy Cobham
84. Spanish Moss - Billy Cobham
85. Out-Bloody-Rageous - Soft Machine
86. School Days - Stanley Clarke
87. Nuclear Burn - Brand X
88. Giant Steps - Vital Tech Tones
89. Holiday Insane - Chad Wackerman
90. 2Fast - Scott Kinsey
91. Metro - Metro
92. Pussy Wiggle Stomp - Don Ellis
93. Race With Devil On Spanish Highway - Al Di Meola
94. Portrait Of A Yak - Wayne Johnson
95. Soli - Gong
96. Abracadabra - Klaus Doldinger
97. Bring On The Night - Sting
98. 5 To 10 - Allan Holdsworth
99. Vashkar - Tony Williams Lifetime
100. Zoot Allures - Frank Zappa

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Disclaimer: There is nothing 'Official' about these lists. They are compiled by the 'editor' using the
stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.


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