(B-list) Album Chart of 1970

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1970
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1970
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KING OF THE DELTA BLUES SINGERS, VOL. II
Robert Johnson
Columbia C-30034
the USA
7.19 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Love In Vain” (9.7) • “Sweet Home Chicago” (9.4) • “I Believe I’ll Dust My Broom” (8.8)
TJR saysThose in control of the small Robert Johnson catalogue took their time with the follow-up, but “King Of The Delta Blues ...more →

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CANNED HEAT COOK BOOKː THE BEST OF CANNED HEAT
Canned Heat
Liberty LST-11000
the USA
7.10 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Going Up The Country” (10) • “On The Road Again” (10) • “Amphetamine Annie” (8.4)
TJR saysThe Canned Heat trip proved once and for all that white men can play the blues. Features their awesome hits “Going Up...more →

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CUMBIAS TIPICAS
Various Artists
Discos Fuentes LP-300606

7.03 “Really good” Latin

Jukebox picks: “Rufo Garrido y su Orquesta - Vamos Pa’el Cumbión” (9.3) • “Orquesta Casino Tropical - Noche Serena” (8.8) • “Ariza y su Combo - El Escorpión” (7.7)
TJR saysA most enjoyable set, Colombian all the way and rough n tuff with it here and there. My top cut comes from Rufo Garrido ...more →

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VINTAGE
Canned Heat
Janus Records JLS-3009
the USA
6.57 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Pretty Thing [’66 demo version]” (7.4) • “Can’t Hold Out [’66 demo version]” (7.4) • “Straight Ahead [’66 demo version]” (7.2)
TJR saysWould have made for a fine debut but, for whatever reason, it wasn’t to be. Producer Johnny Otis recorded the band’s fir...more →

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LITTLE RICHARD AND ROY ORBISON
Little Richard and Roy Orbison
RCA Camden CDS-1077
the USA
6.35 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Get Rich Quick” (7.1) • “Please Have Mercy On Me” (6.9) • “Every Hour” (6.8)
TJR saysA split compile, the Little Richard material pools from his first 4 singles, 1951-1952, whilst the Roy Orbison material ...more →

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REVEREND GARY DAVIS 1935-1949
Reverend Gary Davis
Yazoo ‎L-1023
the USA
6.27 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “You Got To Go Down” (7.9) • “Meet Me At The Station” (7.2) • “The Great Change In Me” (6.9)
TJR saysSome early copies of this LP were originally mis-titled as 1935-1939 - recordings span 1935-1949 and none were recorded ...more →

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LIVE IN LONDON
The Beach Boys
Capitol Records ST-21715
the USA
6.24 “Decent enough” Pop

Jukebox picks: “God Only Knows [live ’68]” (8.2) • “Do It Again [live ’68]” (8.0) • “Sloop John B [live ’68]” (7.5)
TJR saysRecorded December 8, 1968 at Finsbury Park Astoria, London. Much better than Beach Boys Concert - at least i) we can act...more →

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BLACK GOLD
Nina Simone
RCA LSP-4248
the USA
5.61 “Average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Moodcore

Jukebox picks: “Who Knows Where the Time Goes? [live ny ’69]” (6.7) • “The Assignment Sequence” (6.4) • “To Be Young, Gifted And Black [live ny ’69]” (6.0)
TJR says3 of the 7 have been out before on her other LPs, hence the Division 2 status....more →

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LIVE AT LEEDS
The Who
Track Record ‎2406 001
England
5.25 “Below average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Substitute [live at leeds '70]” (6.5) • “Shakin' All Over [live at leeds '70]” (5.7) • “My Generation [live at leeds '70]” (5.4)
TJR saysRecorded at the University Refectory, University of Leeds on 14 February 1970. Everybody flips for this, but not me. I'm...more →

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(UNTITLED)
The Byrds
Columbia G-30127
the USA
5.09 “Below average” Folk Rock / Americana; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Country

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Tambourine Man [live ’70]” (7.5) • “Chestnut Mare” (7.2) • “Just A Season” (6.0)
TJR saysInto the seventies they go… with a double album to welcome in the new decade. The first LP includes concert material (...more →

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BACK IN MEMPHIS
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor LSP-4429
the USA
4.50 “Poor” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Stranger In My Own Home Town” (6.1) • “From A Jack To A King” (5.0) • “This Is The Story” (4.8)
TJR saysThis is the 'studio half' of last years “From Memphis to Vegas/From Vegas to Memphis” LP, released here in it’s own righ...more →

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INTRODUCING STEREO 70
Various Artists
A&M Records AMLB-1002

2.81 “Dire” Latin; Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Claudine Longet - Love Is Blue” (5.7) • “Herb Alpert and Tijuana Brass - Zobra The Greek” (5.0) • “Julius Wechter and The Baja Marimba Band - Those Were The Days” (4.6)
TJR saysA showcase for the world's greatest recording studio located at La Brea Avenue, Hollywood! A&M moved in in 1966 and inve...more →

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TRIBUTE TO BURT BACHARACH
Various Artists
A&M Records AMLB-1018

2.39 “Dire” Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Bossa Rio - Do You Know The Way To San Jose?” (5.2) • “We Five - Walk On By” (4.3) • “Baja Marimba Band - (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me” (4.0)
TJR saysAnother well-produced but nonetheless dull easy-listening sampler from A&M....more →

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ALL OF ME
Shirley Bassey
Starline ‎SRS-5032
Wales
1.17 “An embarrassment” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “A Foggy Day” (2.3) • “Ev’rytime We Say Goodbye” (2.2) • “Moon River” (1.8)
TJR saysA selection of Shirley's sides from 1959 to 1966. Absolutely not for me....more →



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