Album Chart of 1944

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Album Chart of 1944
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BLOW THEM FASCISTS ALL TO HELL

With musician bans and wartime restrictions on Shellac really kicking in, the number of albums being produced was in decline, and small Indies like Asch were feeling the pinch more than anyone.

However, that didn’t stop Woody Guthrie – whilst on leave, he took the opportunity to lay down his third mighty set of the 1940s. Even Hitler’s torpedoes couldn’t blow the man down.

Elsewhere, Lead Belly released his sixth new music set – the last of his albums which could be genuinely described in that fashion. His well recorded session at Musicraft made for a good, solid ending to his “A-list” album story.

So here it is then, a small but perfectly formed little chart; a censorship free zone which steadfastly refuses to salute, bow down or discriminate. These are the chimes of freedom.

The Jukebox Rebel
19-Sep-2015

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WOODY GUTHRIE
Woody Guthrie
Asch Records 347
the USA
8.22 “Excellent” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Talking Sailor” (9.9) • “Jesus Christ [1944 recording]” (8.6) • “Ranger’s Command” (8.5)
TJR saysMore than 4 years passed until Woody Guthrie was able to deliver a follow up album to his “Dust Bowl Ballads” of 1940. V...more →

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LEAD BELLY SINGS BALLADS OF BEAUTIFUL WOMEN AND BAD MEN
Lead Belly
Musicraft 67
the USA
6.55 “Good” Folk

Jukebox picks: “John Hardy [1944 version]” (7.6) • “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” (7.3) • “In New Orleans” (6.8)
TJR saysWith Asch Records being hampered with governmental wartime constraints on Shellac (their allocation was small compared t...more →



Album Charts by year

“A-list”

1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

“B-list”

1943 1945 1946 1950 1951 1952 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019

Album Charts by decade

“A-list”

1930s 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s

“B-list”

1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s




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