(B-list) Album Chart of 1974

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1974
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1974
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IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. Records K-86007
Northern Ireland
6.88 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Into The Mystic [live '73]” (8.9) • “Cyprus Avenue [live '73]” (8.0) • “Bring It On Home to Me [live '73]” (7.7)
TJR saysTeam Morrison felt so good with this one they made it a double and, fair play, they're on fine form. The album compiles f...more →

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ELVIS FOREVER
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor PJL 2-8024
the USA
6.73 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Pop Ballad; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “In The Ghetto” (10) • “One Night” (10) • “Hound Dog” (9.7)
TJR saysThis career retrospective is packed with classic hits, 1956 to 1971. ...more →

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CUMBIAS SOLAMENTE CUMBIAS VOL. II
Various Artists
Discos Fuentes LPF-447
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6.65 “Good” Latin

Jukebox picks: “Los Corraleros De Majagual - La Cumbia Soba” (8.5) • “Alberto Pacheco Y Sus Cumbiamberos - Cumbia De Santo Domingo” (7.6) • “Nafer Duran Y Su Conjunto - A Orillas Del Magdalena” (7.3)
TJR says12 hit selections from the Disco Fuentes catalogue, 1962 to 1970, with some lively characters. You can download this one...more →

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FREE BEER AND CHICKEN
John Lee Hooker
ABC LP-838
the USA
5.32 “Below average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Settin’ On Top Of The World” (6.8) • “Bluebird [1974 version]” (6.3) • “Make It Funky” (5.8)
TJR saysAll recorded in May, 1974. 3 of the 9 are back-album reworks hence the b-status. The 3 are: “Bluebird” (Plays & Sing...more →

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HELL
James Brown
Polydor PD-2-9001
the USA
5.16 “Below average” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Hell” (6.7) • “Sayin’ It And Doin’ It” (6.6) • “Please, Please, Please [1974 version]” (6.5)
TJR saysGenerally regarded as a new album, but it’s a “b” status for me since 5 of the 14 are reworkings from previous LPs. It’s...more →

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ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL
Lou Reed
RCA Victor APL1-0472
the USA
4.32 “Lame” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Intro / Sweet Jane [live ’73]” (5.2) • “White Light / White Heat [live ’73]” (4.3) • “Heroin [live ’73]” (4.1)
TJR saysA well-received album, recorded live on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein's Academy of Music in New York City, and rele...more →

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THE NEIL SEDAKA COLLECTION
Neil Sedaka
RCA Camden PDA-008
the USA
4.08 “Lame” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” (6.5) • “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” (6.2) • “King Of Clowns” (6.0)
TJR saysGood value budget compile spanning releases from 1959 to 1972, and including a few previously unreleased live pieces....more →

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22 ELECTRIFYING HITS
Various Artists
K-Tel TE-301
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3.85 “Terrible” Rock; Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Prelude - After The Goldrush” (7.9) • “The Wombles - The Wombling Song” (6.4) • “Mungo Jerry - Long Legged Woman Dressed In Black” (6.1)
TJR says22 electrifying hits from 1968 to 1974, but mostly from the last year or so. TV advertised with a value-for-money taglin...more →

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AS RECORDED LIVE ON STAGE IN MEMPHIS
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor CPL1-0606
the USA
2.21 “Dire” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Medley: Blueberry Hill, I Can’t Stop Loving You [live ’74]” (3.6) • “How Great Thou Art [live ’74]” (3.4) • “Why Me Lord [live ’74]” (3.3)
TJR saysSo, let’s see… the variety showband, the clapping and cheering crowd, the delivery from Elvis which tends towards pompou...more →

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OUR BEST TO YOU
The Osmonds
MGM Records 2315-300
the USA
1.93 “An embarrassment” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Crazy Horses” (6.2) • “Paper Roses” (4.2) • “Puppy Love” (2.9)
TJR saysBest of the various Osmond Family permutations, 1971 to 1973. This compile entered the UK LP Chart in August, 1974, and ...more →



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