(B-list) Album Chart of 1973

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1973
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1973
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2 MABONE, 6 MABONE
Various Artists
FGB Producers ‎LPBS-17
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8.63 “A classic” Africana

Jukebox picks: “West Nkosi Nabashokobezi - Marabi Bell "800"” (10) • “Marks Mankwane - Pokolo Special” (9.6) • “West Nkosi Nabashokobezi - Two Mabone” (9.5)
TJR saysThe front cover of this obscure - but nonetheless classic - compilation encapsulates an urban fad of the day in South Af...more →

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T.B. SHEETS
Van Morrison
Bang Records BLP-400
Northern Ireland
8.36 “Excellent” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “He Ain’t Give You None” (9.9) • “Madame George [original ’67 take]” (9.7) • “T.B. Sheets” (9.4)
TJR saysThe first Van Morrison that I owned was a bit of a naughty one, released without his permission, a sketch which seems to...more →

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THE BEATLES 1962-1966
The Beatles
Apple Records PCSP-717
England
7.68 “Brilliant” Pop; Songwriter; Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Eleanor Rigby” (10) • “We Can Work It Out” (9.6) • “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” (9.6)
TJR saysPart 1 of a 2 part Beatles story, serves as a very neat summation. Along with the “Blue album” (released at the same tim...more →

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THE BEATLES 1967-1970
The Beatles
Apple Records PCSP-718
England
7.00 “Really good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Pop; Psychedelia; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Revolution” (9.8) • “Strawberry Fields Forever” (9.2) • “I Am The Walrus” (8.9)
TJR saysPart 2 of a 2 part Beatles story, which would have served as a great introduction for newcomers at the time. Along with ...more →

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AFRICAN HERBSMAN
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Trojan Records TRLS-62
Jamaica
6.77 “Good” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Small Axe [1971 alt. version]” (8.5) • “Keep On Moving” (8.0) • “Sun Is Shining [original album version]” (7.1)
TJR saysA compilation for the UK market, consisting of the recordings made with producer Lee Perry from 1970 to 1971....more →

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FUNKY KINGSTON
Toots and The Maytals
Dragon DRLS-5002
Jamaica
6.61 “Good” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Pomps And Pride” (9.4) • “Funky Kingston” (7.1) • “Sit Right Down” (6.6)
TJR saysReleased on Dragon Records, a subsidiary of Trojan UK. The album sold well on the strength of the strong title track and...more →

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WILSON PICKETT’S GREATEST HITS
Wilson Pickett
Atlantic SD 2-501
the USA
6.41 “Decent enough” Soul

Jukebox picks: “In The Midnight Hour” (9.4) • “If You Need Me” (8.6) • “634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.)” (8.4)
TJR saysAn extensive compilation released in January, 1973, with selections spanning 1963 to 1972....more →

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LEE CASH PRESENTSː GREATEST YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC, VOLUME 4
Various Artists
Radiant RRC-1014
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5.97 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Johnny Cash - I Walk The Line [1956]” (9.4) • “Johnny Cash - Folsom Prison Blues [1955]” (8.1) • “The Everly Brothers - All I Have To Do Is Dream” (7.7)
TJR saysVolume 4 from the series of LPs which were released to accompany the 37 hour documentary “History Of Country Music” whic...more →

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THE SPACE RITUAL ALIVE IN LIVERPOOL AND LONDON
Hawkwind
United Artists Records UAD-60037/8
England
5.60 “Average” Psychedelia; Avant-Garde; Rock

Jukebox picks: “Brainstorm [live '72]” (7.2) • “Space Is Deep [live '72]” (7.1) • “Master of the Universe [live '72]” (6.7)
TJR saysThe fanciful Space Ritual tour attempted to create a full audio-visual experience, with projections and suspended moving...more →

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IMAGES 1966-1967
David Bowie
London Records BP 628/9
England
5.06 “Below average” Crooner / Cabaret; Cerebral Pop; Pop; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Rubber Band” (7.0) • “Please Mr. Gravedigger” (6.7) • “Join The Gang” (6.5)
TJR saysBowie's rising popularity meant that there was sufficient interest in his back catalogue, and this comprehensive collect...more →

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MONOLOGUE
Duke Ellington
Columbia Special Products P 13293
the USA
4.79 “Poor” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Women” (7.0) • “Monologue (Pretty And The Wolf)” (6.8) • “Brown Betty” (6.0)
TJR saysA compilation in the Columbia Specials Series. Recordings date from sessions in 1947 and 1951. The 1947 sessions include...more →

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SINGLES 1969-1973
Carpenters
A&M Records SP-3601
the USA
3.37 “Terrible” Pop Ballad; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Superstar” (8.7) • “Ticket To Ride” (6.6) • “Rainy Days And Mondays” (3.9)
TJR saysChart-topping compilation on both sides of the Atlantic, with an annoyingly misleading title. Ironically, Richard Carpen...more →

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20 GOLDEN VOCAL CHARTBUSTERS
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure ‎MFP-5567
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2.61 “Dire” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Peggy Lee with Jack Marshall's music - Fever” (7.9) • “Ken Dodd - Happiness” (7.2) • “The Seekers - I’ll Never Find Another You” (4.8)
TJR saysGood value budget compile focused on strong vocalists hits from 1951 to 1969....more →



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