(B-list) Album Chart of 1969

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1969
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1969
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INDODA MAHLATHINI
Various Artists
Motella LMO-110
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7.73 “Brilliant” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Mahlathini - Imbodlomane” (8.8) • “Sweet Home Dames - Yeka Amanga” (8.7) • “Mahotella Queens - Sengibuya Emarabini” (8.6)
TJR saysWith the Motella label quality mark and a front cover that promises brilliance, the acquisition of this LP would have be...more →

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AT SAN QUENTIN
Johnny Cash
Columbia CS-9827
the USA
7.61 “Brilliant” Country

Jukebox picks: “A Boy Named Sue [live at san quentin prison]” (9.2) • “San Quentin [1st live at san quentin prison]” (8.8) • “San Quentin [2nd live at san quentin prison]” (8.7)
TJR saysJohnny Cash and his band at their best on this raucous live album - tremendous warmth and he just connects as naturally ...more →

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THIS IS DESMOND DEKKER
Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Trojan Records TTL-4
Jamaica
7.44 “Really good” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Shing A Ling” (9.3) • “Music Like Dirt (Intensified ’68)” (9.0) • “007 (Shanty Town)” (8.5)
TJR saysSingles compilation, rounding up sides from 1966-1968. Issued in the UK on Trojan TTL4 LP, with only 2 of the 12 tracks ...more →

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THE ISRAELITES [1969]
Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Universal City Records UNI-73059
Jamaica
7.38 “Really good” Ska / Rocksteady; Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Israelites” (10) • “A It Mek” (10) • “Music Like Dirt (Intensified ’68)” (9.0)
TJR saysReleased in the U.S. on the MCA subsidiary Universal City Records (UNI 73059). Essentially, this was an alternative ver...more →

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SISHONG SA MELODI
Various Artists
Gumba Gumba LMGG-4
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7.22 “Really good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Mahotella Queens - Matlare” (8.4) • “Dima Sisters - Tsela Tsweu” (8.2) • “Izingane Zo Mgqashiyo - Dikuku” (8.1)
TJR says12 vocal jive hits from recent single sides, themed around the South African girl groups of the day. My top track, “Ma...more →

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ICE CREAM AND SUCKERS
Various Artists
Mercury SR-61213
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6.98 “Good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Soweto Stockvel Septette - Ice Cream & Suckers No. 2” (8.1) • “Cassius The Great - Brown Pepper” (7.9) • “Soweto Stockvel Septette - Ice Cream & Suckers” (7.8)
TJR saysA rare compilation made for the American market, featuring some quirky sound effects and comedic-sketch voice-overs befo...more →

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TETEMUKA JIVE
Various Artists
Inkonkoni LNKO-2000
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6.78 “Good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Marks Mankwane and his alto sax - Marks Special” (9.5) • “Abafana Be Mvunge - Shintsha Zulu” (8.3) • “Marks Mankwane and his alto sax - Pheladi” (8.2)
TJR saysCool compile, rounding up 12 sax Jive instrumentals released as 45s in the preceding 12 months. It's the legendary rhyth...more →

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SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD
James Brown
King Records 1047
the USA
6.60 “Good” Soul Ballad; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Say It Loud - I’m Black And I’m Proud, parts 1 & 2” (8.6) • “Licking Stick-Licking Stick” (8.3) • “Goodbye My Love, parts 1 & 2” (7.6)
TJR saysGenerally deemed to be a proper new album, but has that old annoying 60s bad habit where 4 of the 12 repeat from previou...more →

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THE OUTLAW
Prince Buster
Fab BBLP-822
Jamaica
6.56 “Good” Reggae; Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Al Capone [outlaw version]” (8.0) • “The Baddest” (7.3) • “Burke’s Law” (7.2)
TJR saysAs with the “Wreck A Pum Pum” album last year, this one’s “almost” another new album but again has to get disqualified a...more →

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IN PERSON
Wanda Jackson
Capitol Records ST-345
the USA
6.49 “Decent enough” Country

Jukebox picks: “If I Had A Hammer [live ’69]” (7.6) • “Jackson [live ’69]” (7.5) • “Cowboy Yodel [live ’69]” (7.4)
TJR saysPerforming at Mr. Lucky's in Phoenix, Arizona. Released in October 1969. 4 back-album songs are included, hence the “b-l...more →

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THE BEST OF NINA SIMONE
Nina Simone
Philips ‎PHS 600-298
the USA
6.37 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “I Put A Spell On You” (8.2) • “Break Down And Let It All Out” (7.4) • “Pirate Jenny [live ny ’64]” (7.2)
TJR saysA compile on Philips with the best of Nina on their label, 1964-1967....more →

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MORE OF OLD GOLDEN THROAT
Johnny Cash
CBS 63521
the USA
6.33 “Decent enough” Country; Pop; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Put The Sugar To Bed” (8.6) • “Locomotive Man” (7.8) • “Blues For Two” (7.4)
TJR saysCompiled from several years of non-album singles. Only 1 track has appeared on previous albums, but ruled out of “A” sta...more →

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MISSISSIPPI FRED MCDOWELL IN LONDON VOLUME TWO
Mississippi Fred McDowell
Transatlantic Records TRA-203
the USA
6.32 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Get Right Church” (6.9) • “Got To Move” (6.6) • “Good Morning Little Schoolgirl” (6.6)
TJR saysRecorded March 8, 1969 in London. 7 of the 10 appeared on his previous LPs....more →

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THIS IS CALYPSO!
Various Artists
Recording Artists RA-1012
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6.13 “Decent enough” Caribbean

Jukebox picks: “Canary - Tribute To Luther King” (7.0) • “The Mighty Duke - What Is Calypso?” (6.5) • “Blakie - Monica” (6.4)
TJR saysAccompanied by Ron Berridge and Ed Watson Orchestras....more →

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RETROSPECTIVEː THE BEST OF BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Buffalo Springfield
ATCO Records SD 33-283
the USA
5.89 “Average” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “For What It’s Worth” (8.9) • “Broken Arrow” (7.3) • “Mr. Soul” (6.9)
TJR saysAll the Buffalo Springfield you need, their 3 short years 1966-1968 are neatly gathered on this one. Makes for a much st...more →

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LEAVE MY BABY ALONE
Wanda Jackson
Hilltop JS-6074
the USA
5.82 “Average” Country; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Mean Mean Man” (6.8) • “Long Tall Sally” (6.6) • “Silver Threads And Golden Needles” (6.5)
TJR saysSolid selections in this budget compile, featuring tracks all the way from 1957 to date....more →

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MOTOWN CHARTBUSTERS VOL.3
Various Artists
Tamla Motown STML-11121
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5.64 “Average” Soul

Jukebox picks: “The Isley Brothers - This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You)” (7.7) • “Martha and The Vandellas - Dancing In The Street” (7.1) • “Jr. Walker and The All Stars - (I’m A) Roadrunner” (7.0)
TJR saysDoes what it says on the tin! Even non-pop-heads like me can enjoy some Motown records....more →

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THE COUNTRY STARS, THE COUNTRY HITS
Various Artists
RCA Camden CDS-1041
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5.25 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Montana Slim - I’m Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes” (8.3) • “Bill Boyd’s Cowboy Ramblers - Under The Double Eagle” (6.9) • “Homer and Jethro - Cigarettes, Whusky And Wild, Wild Women” (6.8)
TJR saysA decent compilation touching on each and every decade from the 1930s to the 1960s....more →

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TOWN WITHOUT PITY
Gene Pitney
Hallmark Records ‎SHM-866
the USA
4.93 “Poor” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Last Chance To Turn Around” (7.3) • “If I Didn’t Have A Dime” (5.5) • “Town Without Pity” (5.4)
TJR saysCompiling sides from 1961 to 1968....more →

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YOU CAN ALL JOIN IN
Various Artists
Island Records IWPS-2
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4.28 “Lame” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Psychedelia; Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Spencer Davis Group - Somebody Help Me” (7.0) • “Wynder K Frog - Gasoline Alley” (6.5) • “Nirvana - Rainbow Chaser” (5.2)
TJR saysThis Island Records sampler was very well received, showcasing famous and yet-to-be famous acts from the stable, with re...more →

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GETTIN’ DOWN TO IT
James Brown
King Records 1051
the USA
3.95 “Terrible” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Cold Sweat [1969 version]” (6.1) • “That’s Life [1969 version]” (5.7) • “There Was A Time [1969 version]” (5.1)
TJR saysAnother new album relegated to “b” status due to the inclusion of 4 reworkings from the back catalogue. To be fair, thes...more →



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