(B-list) Album Chart of 1977

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(B-list) Album Chart of 1977
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of 1977
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SOTHO VOCAL JIVE - TOP HITS VOL. 2
Various Artists
Motella
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7.71 “Brilliant” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Irene and The Sweet Melodians - Mmaditaba” (9.8) • “Indoda Mbhodlomane Zezitombi Zomoya - Ditokolosi” (9.1) • “Izintombi Zo Moya - Mamokgadi” (8.8)
TJR saysCompiling mbaqanga gems from the last 2-3 years, featuring five acts: Mbaqazo Boys, Indoda Mbhodlomane Zezitombi Zomoya,...more →

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HARD AGAIN
Muddy Waters
Blue Sky ZK 34449
the USA
7.52 “Brilliant” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Mannish Boy [1977 version]” (10) • “I Can’t Be Satisfied [1977 version]” (9.1) • “Bus Driver” (7.8)
TJR saysHard Again? I’ll say. The 63-year-old only went and delivered the album of his career in '77! It's just a pity that he s...more →

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RADIO 1ː 10 YEARS OF HITS
Various Artists
Super Beeb Records BEDP-002
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6.89 “Good” Pop; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The Crazy World of Arthur J Brown - Fire!” (10) • “Desmond Dekker and The Aces - Israelites” (10) • “Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?” (9.3)
TJR saysReally a 37 track double album, but I’ve lost Record Two!!!...more →

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COLD SNAP
Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl
Blackthorne Records BR-1057
England
6.66 “Good” Folk; Country

Jukebox picks: “Thoughts Of Time” (8.9) • “As I Came In By Fisherraw [1977 version]” (8.8) • “Dull Monday” (8.2)
TJR saysThis was a newly recorded album from the duo in 1978, but the inclusion of 4 reworkings from the back album discography ...more →

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VARIETE AFRICAINE VOL. 6
Various Artists
Editions Namaco ENLPS-30
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6.47 “Decent enough” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Orchestre T.P. Zembe Zembe - Kamua pt.1” (6.7) • “Orchestre T.P. Zembe Zembe - Kamua pt.2” (6.7) • “Orchestre Zaiko Langa-Langa - Elo pt.2” (6.6)
TJR saysRecorded at the Radio Télévision Gabonaise studios in Libreville for the Gabonese label, Editions Namaco. Features two g...more →

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20 GOLDEN GREATS
The Shadows
EMI EMTV-3
England
5.93 “Average” Pop; Film Score / Incidental

Jukebox picks: “Stingray” (7.6) • “Man Of Mystery” (7.5) • “Apache” (7.0)
TJR saysPacked full of Shadows goodies, 1960 to 1967....more →

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HITS OF THE 60S
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure ‎MFP-50317
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5.54 “Average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “The Dave Clark Five - Catch Us If You Can” (7.0) • “Manfred Mann - 5-4-3-2-1” (7.0) • “The Swinging Blue Jeans - Good Golly Miss Molly” (7.0)
TJR saysBest of British is the play on this budget compile, rounding up 12 hits from 1963 to 1968....more →

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GREATEST HITS ETC.
Paul Simon
Columbia JC-35032
the USA
4.82 “Poor” Songwriter; Cerebral Pop; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Me And Julio Down By The Schoolyard” (7.3) • “Slip Slidin’ Away” (6.8) • “Mother And Child Reunion” (6.7)
TJR saysContract-fulfilling greatest hits set, rounding up Paul Simon solo material since '71. Helping sales, the album opens wi...more →

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40 NUMBER 1 HITS
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1008
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4.63 “Poor” Pop; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Disco / Funk; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time” (10) • “Peter Sarstedt - Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)?” (9.3) • “Ken Boothe - Everything I Own” (8.6)
TJR saysExtensive TV advertised set featuring a massive 40 UK number ones from 1964 to 1976, with the emphasis on the most recen...more →

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THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0002
England
4.18 “Lame” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Maggot Death [studio version]” (5.4) • “Slug Bait [live 7 May ’77 edit]” (5.4) • “Maggot Death [live 7 May ’77 edit 2]” (4.8)
TJR saysVery few fucks seem to be given on this mostly live lo-fi affair, the biggest majority of which was primitively recorded...more →

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AT NUFFIELD THEATRE, SOUTHAMPTON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-06
England
3.97 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Slug Bait [live 7 may ’77]” (4.8) • “Forced Entry [live 7 may ’77]” (4.2) • “You Won’t Notice [live 7 may ’77]” (4.2)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 06 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 7th May 1977....more →

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AT THE RAT CLUB, LONDON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-07
England
3.87 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Wolverhampton [live 22 May ’77]” (4.5) • “£1.30 [live 22 May ’77]” (4.4) • “Fuck Off Cunt/Wolverhampton/£1.30 (Reprise) [live 22 May ’77]” (4.2)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 07 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 22nd May 1977....more →

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THE BEST OF GERRY AND THE PACEMAKERS
Gerry and The Pacemakers
EMI NUT-10
England
3.85 “Terrible” Pop; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “You’ll Never Walk Alone” (7.7) • “Ferry ’Cross The Mersey” (5.8) • “I’m The One” (5.0)
TJR saysCompilation of their peak years, 1963 to 1965....more →

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PORTRAIT OF SINATRA: FORTY SONGS FROM THE LIFE OF A MAN
Frank Sinatra
Reprise Records K-64039
the USA
3.82 “Terrible” Crooner / Cabaret; Big Band / Jive / Swing; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Something Stupid” (7.2) • “My Way” (6.7) • “That’s Life” (6.7)
TJR saysThis sprawling double-disc bonanza was a massive seller for him, hitting #1 in the UK charts for the first time in 20 ye...more →

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AT THE ICA LONDON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-02
England
3.14 “Dire” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Very Friendly [live 18 Oct ’76]” (7.0) • “Slug Bait [live 18 Oct ’76]” (4.0) • “Dead Ed [live 18 Oct ’76]” (3.1)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 02 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 18th October 1976. First released 1977....more →

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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
Various Artists
RSO RS-2-4001
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3.08 “Terrible” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Bee Gees - Jive Talkin’” (5.3) • “Walter Murphy - A Fifth Of Beethoven” (4.5) • “The Trammps - Disco Inferno [extended version]” (4.5)
TJR saysReleased in November, 1977, a month ahead of the film itself. You get the feeling the phenomenal success of each aspect ...more →

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AT THE AIR GALLERY / WINCHESTER
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-03
England
3.00 “Terrible” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “No Two Ways [live 6 Jul ’76]” (3.1) • “Dead Ed [live 6 Jul ’76]” (3.0) • “Very Friendly [live 6 Jul ’76]” (3.0)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 03 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 6th July 1976 & 21st August 1976. First released 1977....more →

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100 COMEDY DJ INSERTS
Various Artists
East Anglian Productions EAP-1003
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1.65 “An embarrassment” Jingle

Jukebox picks: “East Anglian Productions Team - Rocky Talks Fast” (4.0) • “East Anglian Productions Team - Blue Eyes / Brown Eyes Skit” (3.5) • “East Anglian Productions Team - Frank Carson Joke” (3.5)
TJR saysExtremely cheesy jingles produced and scripted by Ray Anderson of this Essex company, for mobile DJs, hospital radio and...more →

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SECONDS OUT
Genesis
Charisma GE-2001
England
1.41 “An embarrassment” Prog

Jukebox picks: “The Musical Box (Closing Section) [live]” (2.2) • “I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) [live]” (2.1) • “Supper’s Ready [live]” (1.8)
TJR saysI hate the idea of live music albums for starters, never mind that it should come from one of the most irritable groups ...more →



Album Charts by year

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“B-list”

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