(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s

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(B-list) Album Chart of the 1960s
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of the Decade: 1960s
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TUTTI FRUTTI
Prince Buster
Fab ‎MS-6 (1968)
Jamaica
8.50 “A classic” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Madness” (10) • “Burning Creation” (9.7) • “Enjoy It” (9.5)
TJR saysA wop baba loo bop a wop bam boom - you can feel the excitement as you pick up the cover. They try to pass this off as t...more →

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GREATEST HITS
The Byrds
Columbia CS-9516 (1967)
the USA
8.35 “Excellent” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Tambourine Man” (10) • “All I Really Want To Do” (9.6) • “I’ll Feel A Whole Lot Better” (9.4)
TJR saysFor many, this served as the band’s definitive statement and I’d concur with that. It’s a mega-neat summation of primeti...more →

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THE BEAT OF SMANJE MANJE
Various Artists
Smanje Manje LSJM-1001 (1968)
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8.22 “Excellent” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Makgona Tsohle Band - Big Bag No. 1” (9.8) • “Mahlathini and The Queens - Uyagiyaumahlathini” (9.7) • “Makgona Tsohle Band - Izulu Liya Duduma No. 2” (9.2)
TJR saysA truly excellent compilation, as tough as old boots, rounding up 12 Smanje Manje single sides from 1967 and 1968. Check...more →

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I CAN NEVER GO HOME ANYMORE
The Shangri-Las
Red Bird RB 20-104 (1965)
the USA
8.06 “Excellent” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Out In The Streets” (9.8) • “The Train From Kansas City” (9.3) • “Give Us Your Blessings” (9.1)
TJR saysThis is best described as “Shangri-Las 65!” 2nd issue, released later in 1965. Ther...more →

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UNIVERSAL SOLDIER
Donovan
Marble Arch Records MAL-718 (1967)
Scotland
7.98 “Brilliant” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Catch The Wind” (10) • “Colours” (9.5) • “Turquoise” (8.9)
TJR says9 originals and 3 covers on this brilliant compilation of single sides and EP tracks, all released in 1965. “A folk si...more →

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WELL RESPECTED KINKS
The Kinks
Marble Arch Records MAL-612 (1966)
England
7.74 “Brilliant” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Proto-Punk

Jukebox picks: “All Day And All Of The Night” (9.9) • “You Really Got Me” (9.8) • “Set Me Free” (8.9)
TJR saysBudget compile featuring single and album cuts from 1964 and 1965, all Kinks originals....more →

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WRECK-A-PUM-PUM
Prince Buster
Blue Beat BBLP-821 (1968)
Jamaica
7.73 “Brilliant” Ska / Rocksteady; Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Rough Rider [album vesion]” (9.8) • “Wine Or Grind” (9.2) • “Wreck A Body” (9.1)
TJR saysBlue Beat 821 was almost another new album but gets the 'b-list' tag as 3 of the 12 tracks had appeared on previous stud...more →

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A HARD DAY’S NIGHT
The Beatles
Parlophone PMC-1230 (1964)
England
7.73 “Brilliant” Pop

Jukebox picks: “I Should Have Known Better” (9.7) • “I’ll Be Back” (9.5) • “Any Time At All” (8.9)
TJR saysThe UK edition of the album was released 2 weeks after the US version, and dropped the soundtrack instrumentals. Side on...more →

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INDODA MAHLATHINI
Various Artists
Motella LMO-110 (1969)
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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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THIS IS SOUL
Various Artists
Atlantic 643301 (1968)
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7.70 “Brilliant” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)” (10) • “Otis Redding - Fa Fa Fa Fa Fa (Sad Song)” (9.6) • “Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music” (9.1)
TJR saysAtlantic putting out a best of soul compilation in 1968? It could hardly fail and doesn't....more →

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MILLIONSELLERS BY FATS
Fats Domino
Imperial LP-9195 (1962)
the USA
7.65 “Brilliant” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Walking To New Orleans” (9.8) • “Three Nights A Week” (9.3) • “Let The Four Winds Blow” (8.4)
TJR saysReleased May 1962 (Imperial LP-9195). Million sellers by Fats features, er, 12 million sellers by Fats. All tunes were r...more →

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OUT OF OUR HEADS [UK]
The Rolling Stones
Decca LK-4733 (1965)
England
7.63 “Brilliant” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (10) • “That's How Strong My Love Is” (9.3) • “Heart Of Stone” (9.2)
TJR saysReleased 24 September 1965. B-list status as it compiles 6 tracks from “Out Of Our Heads [usa]” (1965) and 2 tracks from...more →

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AT SAN QUENTIN
Johnny Cash
Columbia CS-9827 (1969)
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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FATS DOMINO SINGS MILLION RECORD HITS
Fats Domino
Imperial LP-9103 (1960)
the USA
7.54 “Brilliant” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “I’m Ready” (9.3) • “I Want To Walk You Home” (9.1) • “I’ve Been Around” (8.9)
TJR saysReleased January 1960 (Imperial LP-9103). Features single sides from 1953-1960, including several tracks which have appe...more →

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OLYMPIA 64
Jacques Brel
Barclay 80243 (1964)
Belgium
7.48 “Really good” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Amsterdam [live '64]” (9.8) • “Les Timides [live '64]” (8.0) • “Le Dernier Repas [live '64]” (7.6)
TJR saysRecorded in live concerts between October 16th, 1964 and October 17th, 1964....more →

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THIS IS DESMOND DEKKER
Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Trojan Records TTL-4 (1969)
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 BEST OF JOHN LEE HOOKER
John Lee Hooker
Vee Jay Records VJLP-1049 (1962)
the USA
7.39 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Boogie Chillun” (8.5) • “Tupelo [live ’60]” (8.4) • “No Shoes” (8.0)
TJR saysCompiles the best of the Vee-Jay recordings thus far, recorded between 1956 to 1961....more →

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THE ISRAELITES [1969]
Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Universal City Records UNI-73059 (1969)
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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THE ANIMALS [UK]
The Animals
Columbia 33SX 1669 (1964)
England
7.32 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Story Of Bo Diddley” (9.8) • “Right Time” (9.0) • “I’m Mad Again” (8.8)
TJR saysArriving in October '64 was the Animals first British LP, with 5 changes to the 12 tracks which had appeared a month ear...more →

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SISHONG SA MELODI
Various Artists
Gumba Gumba LMGG-4 (1969)
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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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OLD-TIME SOUTHERN DANCE MUSICː BALLADS AND SONGS
Various Artists
Old Timey Records OT-102 (1965)
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7.18 “Really good” Country; Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Blue Sky Boys - On The Old Plantation” (9.0) • “Jimmy Tarlton - Roy Dixon” (8.7) • “Darby and Tarlton - Frankie Dean” (8.6)
TJR saysHigh quality compilation of country and folk old-timers from 1927 to 1941....more →

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SUNSHINE SUPERMAN [1967]
Donovan
Pye Records NPL-18181 (1967)
Scotland
7.17 “Really good” Psychedelia; Folk; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Season Of The Witch” (8.7) • “Sunshine Superman” (8.6) • “Hampstead Incident” (8.2)
TJR saysThis is a compilation LP - Pye NPL 18181, released in the UK in summer, 1967 and not to be confused with the 1966 U.S. a...more →

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THE DOCK OF THE BAY
Otis Redding
Volt VOLT-S419 (1968)
the USA
7.14 “Really good” Soul

Jukebox picks: “Tramp” (9.3) • “(Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay” (9.1) • “Ole Man Trouble” (7.9)
TJR says3 of the 11 tracks had appeared on the previous studio albums, so not considered a regular new music album, even though ...more →

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YOU NEVER CAN TELL
Chuck Berry
Marble Arch Records ‎MAL-702 (1964)
the USA
7.09 “Really good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Promised Land” (9.2) • “You Never Can Tell” (9.1) • “Run Around” (8.2)
TJR saysUK compilation spanning 6 years of recordings, including 5 cuts from '64....more →

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ACTION!
Desmond Dekker and The Aces
Beverley's Records LP-003 (1968)
Jamaica
7.04 “Really good” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “007 (Shanty Town)” (8.5) • “Unity” (8.4) • “Mother Long Tongue” (7.8)
TJR saysDekker’s first Jamaican LP, issued on Beverleys LP003. Seven of the twelve tracks appeared on last years UK debut LP, he...more →

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ANIMAL TRACKS
The Animals
Columbia 33SX 1708 (1965)
England
7.01 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Roadrunner” (8.4) • “Worried Life Blues” (8.2) • “Bright Lights, Big City” (8.0)
TJR saysAnother 11 cover versions on the second album and there’s no doubting that this band have got the right feeling for the ...more →

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ICE CREAM AND SUCKERS
Various Artists
Mercury SR-61213 (1969)
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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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DECEMBER’S CHILDREN (AND EVERYBODY’S)
The Rolling Stones
London Records LL-3451 (1965)
England
6.97 “Good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “I’m Free” (9.0) • “Look What You’ve Done” (8.2) • “Get Off Of My Cloud” (8.2)
TJR saysClassed as the proper 5th album in the US, but essentially a compile in the real (UK) scheme of things, the tracks all h...more →

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FLY FLYING SKA
Prince Buster
Blue Beat BBLP-803 (1964)
Jamaica
6.94 “Good” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Ska War” (9.2) • “Perhaps” (8.3) • “Eye For An Eye” (7.9)
TJR saysBlue Beat 803 - A showcase album for the Buster productions and the Blue Beat label. Compiles 5 tracks from the Prince, ...more →

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SINGS HIS HIT SONG TEN COMMANDMENTS
Prince Buster
RCA Victor LPM-3792 (1967)
Jamaica
6.93 “Good” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Ten Commandments” (8.2) • “Tongue Will Tell” (8.2) • “Ten Commandments From Woman To Man” (7.5)
TJR saysAn RCA USA-only release. At least 5 tracks had appeared on Busters’ Jamaican albums, and no doubt some of the other 6 tr...more →

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THE ROLLING STONES NO. 2
The Rolling Stones
Decca LK-4661 (1965)
England
6.92 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Time Is On My Side [guitar intro version]” (8.9) • “Pain In My Heart” (8.2) • “What A Shame” (7.6)
TJR saysReleased 15 January 1965. B-list status as 4 titles had previously appeared on the “12 X 5” LP. “Grown Up Wrong”, “...more →

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RARE DOMINOS
Fats Domino
Liberty 83174 (1968)
the USA
6.91 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “How Long” (7.7) • “Careless Love” (7.5) • “Rose Mary” (7.4)
TJR saysLiberty 83174. 18 early period recordings released as sides between 1949 and 1953, with 2 tracks previously unreleased –...more →

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LITTLE DEUCE COUPE
The Beach Boys
Capitol Records T-1998 (1963)
the USA
6.89 “Good” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Little Deuce Coupe” (9.7) • “A Young Man Is Gone” (7.9) • “Car Crazy Cutie” (7.1)
TJR saysEight new tunes on this one plus four culled from the 3 preceding LPs, condemning it to "b" status. "Little Deuce Coupe"...more →

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ALL ABOARD THE BLUE TRAIN
Johnny Cash
Sun Record Company LP-1270 (1962)
the USA
6.88 “Good” Country

Jukebox picks: “There You Go” (9.6) • “So Doggone Lonesome” (8.2) • “(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle [1957]” (8.1)
TJR saysAnother good compile from the Sun vaults, all recorded between 1954 and 1958. 10 of the 12 tracks repeat from earlier al...more →

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STACK-O-TRACKS
The Beach Boys
Capitol Records DKAO-2893 (1968)
the USA
6.85 “Good” Pop; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Sloop John B [instrumental version]” (9.8) • “Do It Again [instrumental version]” (8.9) • “God Only Knows [instrumental version]” (8.7)
TJR saysAuthentic Beach Boys karaoke. That Capitol Records didn’t miss a trick eh? This “budget-price issue” was “a gift t...more →

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HAVING A RAVE UP WITH THE YARDBIRDS
The Yardbirds
Epic LN-24177 (1965)
England
6.85 “Good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Heart Full Of Soul” (8.3) • “Respectable [live ’64]” (7.7) • “I’m A Man” (7.4)
TJR saysSide one compiles single sides, the best of which are “Heart Full Of Soul” and “I’m A Man”. Side two was recorde...more →

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NEVER TO BE FORGOTTEN
Eddie Cochran
Liberty LRP-3220 (1962)
the USA
6.84 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Little Angel” (8.8) • “Boll Weevil Song” (8.4) • “Milk Cow Blues” (8.4)
TJR saysReleased in January, 1962. Recorded between 1956 and 1960. Although no tracks repeat from the first 2 LP’s, it’s ruled o...more →

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PAIN IN MY BELLY
Prince Buster
Blue Beat BBLP-804 (1965)
Jamaica
6.83 “Good” Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Pain In My Belly” (8.7) • “He Is Real” (8.2) • “Georgia” (8.0)
TJR saysBlue Beat 804 - Same deal as Blue Beat 803… All new material, but not a proper Prince Buster album, another profile al...more →

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ROCK N SOUL
Solomon Burke
Atlantic 8096 (1964)
the USA
6.80 “Good” Soul Ballad; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)” (8.6) • “You’re Good For Me” (7.8) • “Cry To Me” (7.5)
TJR saysAfter a string of a dozen hit records, by November 1963 Burke had agreed to be crowned the "King of Rock ’n’ Soul" in a ...more →

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TETEMUKA JIVE
Various Artists
Inkonkoni LNKO-2000 (1969)
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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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ORBISONGS
Roy Orbison
Monument MLP-8035 (1965)
the USA
6.76 “Good” Pop

Jukebox picks: “(I’d Be) A Legend In My Time” (10) • “Wedding Day” (8.0) • “Oh, Pretty Woman” (7.7)
TJR saysBy now, Roy has signed for MGM Records and has released his new long player, “There Is Only One Roy Orbison”. This hodge...more →

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LIVE AT THE STAR CLUB, HAMBURG
Jerry Lee Lewis
Philips P 14 546 L (1964)
the USA
6.76 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “High School Confidential [live '64]” (8.1) • “Good Golly, Miss Molly [live '64]” (7.7) • “Mean Woman Blues [live '64]” (7.5)
TJR saysAn intense performance captured at the Star-Club, Hamburg on April 5, 1964; Jerry feeds from an adoring audience and pro...more →

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AT FOLSOM PRISON
Johnny Cash
Columbia CL-2839 (1968)
the USA
6.73 “Good” Country

Jukebox picks: “25 Minutes To Go [live at folsom prison]” (9.1) • “Orange Blossom Special [live at folsom prison]” (8.4) • “Folsom Prison Blues [live at folsom prison]” (8.3)
TJR saysEver since releasing “Folsom Prison Blues” as his 2nd single away back in 1955, prisoners had been writing to Cash, ...more →

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LIVE AT THE APOLLO
James Brown
King Records 826 (1963)
the USA
6.73 “Good” Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Lost Someone [live apollo ’62, full version]” (8.7) • “I Don’t Mind [live apollo ’62]” (7.5) • “I’ll Go Crazy [live apollo ’62 # 1]” (7.1)
TJR says“Live at the Apollo” was recorded on the night of October 24, 1962 at Brown’s own expense. Brown’s record label, King Re...more →

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HERE HE COMES AGAIN
Fats Domino
Imperial LP-9248 (1963)
the USA
6.72 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Trouble In Mind [album version ’63]” (8.8) • “Goin’ Home [album version ’63]” (8.5) • “Oh Ba-a-by ["here comes" album version ’63]” (7.5)
TJR saysReleased August 1963 (Imperial LP-9248). Fully compiled from previous LP recordings over the last 10 years, with added b...more →

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SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD
James Brown
King Records 1047 (1969)
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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KANSAS CITY
Wilbert Harrison
Sphere Sound LP-7000 (1965)
the USA
6.58 “Good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Kansas City” (9.7) • “Good-bye Kansas City” (8.4) • “C.C. Rider [1960 version]” (7.7)
TJR saysA collection of the Fury A and B sides from 1959-1960, with 2 previously unreleased recordings from the period. Sleeve n...more →

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MODERN SAX STARS
Various Artists
CBS LAB-4002 (1967)
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6.57 “Good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Bra Sello - 13-0-13” (7.1) • “Abafana Bentuntuko - Buya Mvelase” (7.0) • “Bra Sello - Tycoon No.1” (6.9)
TJR saysA fine LP of South African saxophone jive instrumentals, including the big hits, “Vala Nzimande” (by Abafana Bentuthuko)...more →

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THE OUTLAW
Prince Buster
Fab BBLP-822 (1969)
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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I WALK THE LINE [1964]
Johnny Cash
Columbia CL-2190 (1964)
the USA
6.54 “Good” Country

Jukebox picks: “Folsom Prison Blues [1964]” (8.0) • “Big River [1964]” (7.6) • “Understand Your Man” (7.5)
TJR saysIn a move which seems combatitive to the constant stream of Sun Records compilations, Columbia released “I Walk The Line...more →

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ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK [1968]
Bill Haley and his Comets
Hallmark Records ‎SHM-668 (1968)
the USA
6.54 “Good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Shake, Rattle And Roll” (7.9) • “Rock-A-Beatin’ Boogie” (7.6) • “Rock Around The Clock” (7.5)
TJR saysNo surprises, just some good time Rock n Roll....more →

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IN PERSON
Wanda Jackson
Capitol Records ST-345 (1969)
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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JOHN LEE HOOKER SINGS THE BLUES
John Lee Hooker
Crown Records CLP-5232 (1961)
the USA
6.48 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Boogie Woogie All Night Long” (7.4) • “Turn Over A New Leaf [1951 version]” (7.0) • “Hug And Squeeze” (6.7)
TJR saysA fine budget release compiling recordings made between 1949 and 1954....more →

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THE KINGSMEN’S GREATEST HITS
The Kingsmen
Marble Arch Records MAL-829 (1968)
the USA
6.46 “Decent enough” Proto-Punk; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Louie Louie [alt take]” (9.5) • “Killer Joe” (7.3) • “Long Green” (7.1)
TJR saysBudget label compile with a mix of studio and live recordings....more →

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IS HE THE WORLD’S GREATEST BLUES SINGER?
John Lee Hooker
Vee Jay Records VJLP-8502 (1965)
the USA
6.43 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Whiskey And Wimmen [1960 version]” (7.9) • “Boom Boom [1961 version]” (7.8) • “Crawlin’ King Snake [1959 version]” (7.3)
TJR saysA compilation of Vee-Jay recordings from 1955 to 1963....more →

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PRISONER OF LOVE
James Brown
King Records 851 (1963)
the USA
6.38 “Decent enough” Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Lost Someone [1961 version]” (8.5) • “Try Me [1958 version]” (8.1) • “Bewildered [1960 version]” (7.1)
TJR saysOriginally done by Russ Columbo in 1932, James Brown revived “Prisoner of Love” and released it as a single in April...more →

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THE SOUND OF MOTELLA (TOWN AND COUNTRY)
Various Artists
Motella LMO-102 (1966)
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6.38 “Decent enough” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Jazz Manikiniki - Mayoyo” (6.9) • “Jazz Manikiniki - Meropa Morago” (6.7) • “Jazz Manikiniki - Raai Raai” (6.6)
TJR saysThe second long playing record published by Gallo’s Motella imprint, following on from “Meet The Mahotella Queens” in 19...more →

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LIVE AT THE APOLLO VOLUME II
James Brown
King Records 1022 (1968)
the USA
6.37 “Decent enough” Soul; Soul Ballad; Disco / Funk; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “There Was A Time [live apollo ’67]” (8.8) • “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World [live apollo ’67]” (8.7) • “That’s Life [live apollo ’67]” (8.0)
TJR saysRecorded over two nights on June 24th-25th, 1967 in Harlem’s Apollo Theatre. It was the second album in JB’s Apollo Quad...more →

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THE BEST OF NINA SIMONE
Nina Simone
Philips ‎PHS 600-298 (1969)
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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12 OF HIS BIGGEST HITS
Eddie Cochran
Liberty LRP-3172 (1960)
the USA
6.35 “Decent enough” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “Somethin’ Else” (10) • “C’mon Everybody” (8.3) • “Cut Across Shorty” (8.1)
TJR saysReleased in April, 1960. Recorded between 1957 and 1960 - almost a new music album but discounted since 3 of the 12 trac...more →

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MORE OF OLD GOLDEN THROAT
Johnny Cash
CBS 63521 (1969)
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 (1969)
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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NBC TV SPECIAL
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor LPM-4088 (1968)
the USA
6.29 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Lawdy Miss Clawdy [live unplugged]” (9.8) • “One Night [live unplugged]” (9.3) • “Blue Christmas [live unplugged]” (9.0)
TJR saysSo good to see and hear Elvis has still got a genuine feeling for the blues and for Rock n Roll in him. A much-need re-a...more →

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GETAWAY WITH FATS DOMINO
Fats Domino
ABC-Paramount ABC-510 (1965)
the USA
6.29 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Kansas City” (8.1) • “Why Don’t You Do Right?” (7.8) • “Heartbreak Hill” (7.0)
TJR saysGenerally regarded as a new album, but the fact that there are 3 reworkings from the Imperial LPs relegates to “B” statu...more →

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8 MEN AND 4 WOMEN
O.V. Wright
Back Beat BLP-66 (1967)
the USA
6.27 “Decent enough” Soul Ballad; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Eight Men, Four Women” (7.3) • “Motherless Child” (7.2) • “You’re Gonna Make Me Cry” (7.0)
TJR saysRepeats nine tracks from the 1965 debut, hence the b-list status....more →

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HAVING A WILD WEEKEND
The Dave Clark Five
Epic LN-24162 (1965)
England
6.20 “Decent enough” Pop; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “On The Move” (8.4) • “Dum-Dee-Dee-Dum” (8.3) • “No Stopping” (7.8)
TJR saysFollowing in the footsteps of the Beatles and Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five released a feature film, in co...more →

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THE GENIUS SINGS THE BLUES
Ray Charles
Atlantic 8052 (1961)
the USA
6.17 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “(Night Time Is) The Right Time” (8.6) • “Feelin’ Sad” (7.1) • “I Believe To My Soul” (6.7)
TJR saysReleased September, 1961. 1 track is reworked from the back-album catalogue - “(Night Time Is) The Right Time” (Ray...more →

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RÉCITAL 1962
Édith Piaf
Columbia FSX-143 (1962)
France
6.16 “Decent enough” Crooner / Cabaret

Jukebox picks: “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien [live ’62]” (9.5) • “Musique A Tout Va [live ’62]” (7.2) • “Le Billard Electrique [live ’62]” (6.7)
TJR says12" LP, released in France in 1962. 3 of the tracks have been on her previous LP’s. Recorded from a concert on the 27th...more →

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THIS IS CALYPSO!
Various Artists
Recording Artists RA-1012 (1969)
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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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NOBODY KNOWS MY TROUBLES - OTIS SPANN’S CHICAGO BLUES
Otis Spann
Testament T-2211 (1966)
the USA
6.09 “Decent enough” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “What’s On Your Worried Mind” (6.9) • “Lovin’ You” (6.8) • “Sarah Street [album version ’66]” (6.7)
TJR saysRecorded in 1965 by Pete Welding. Team Otis line-up: Otis Spann (vocals, piano, organ), Johnny Young (guitar), Jimmy Lee...more →

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LOVIN’ COUNTRY STYLE
Wanda Jackson
Decca DL-4224 (1962)
the USA
5.96 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “It’s The Same World (Wherever You Go)” (7.1) • “If You Knew What I Know” (7.0) • “Tears At The Grand Ole Opry” (6.5)
TJR saysReleased in 1962. Reissued as "Nobody's Darlin'" (Vocalion VL-73861) in 1968. All recordings are 7-8 years old, hence th...more →

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PATA PATA
Miriam Makeba
Reprise Records RS-6274 (1967)
South Africa
5.92 “Average” Africana; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Pata Pata” (8.7) • “Jol'inkomo” (7.8) • “A Piece Of Ground” (7.5)
TJR saysBack-album reworks are in the majority, hence the b-list status....more →

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GREATEST HITS
The Dave Clark Five
Columbia 33SX 6105 (1967)
England
5.89 “Average” Pop; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Glad All Over” (10) • “Bits And Pieces” (9.9) • “Catch Us If You Can” (7.0)
TJR saysUK release (EMI Columbia 33SX 6105), rounding up 14 sides 1963-1966 with 10 originals and 4 covers including “Do You L...more →

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RETROSPECTIVEː THE BEST OF BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
Buffalo Springfield
ATCO Records SD 33-283 (1969)
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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THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS (CHILD BALLADS)
Ewan MacColl
Folkways Records FG-3509 (1961)
England
5.87 “Average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Lord Randall” (6.9) • “The Burning O' Auchendoun” (6.6) • “Our Goodman” (6.6)
TJR saysEwan revisits the Child Ballads, entirely a capella, this time recorded by Moe Asch. Almost all are reworkings from the ...more →

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OLD GOLDEN THROAT
Johnny Cash
CBS 63316 (1968)
the USA
5.83 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “The Matador” (8.9) • “The Sons Of Katie Elder” (7.2) • “Dark As A Dungeon [1964]” (6.7)
TJR saysA bit of a vaults clear out from Columbia, with tracks recorded between 1961 and 1969. Only 2 tracks have appeared on pr...more →

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CONCERT AT NEWPORT
John Lee Hooker
Vee Jay Records VJLP-1078 (1964)
the USA
5.83 “Average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Tupelo [live ’63]” (7.2) • “Boom Boom [live’ 63]” (6.6) • “Bus Station Blues [live’ 63]” (6.2)
TJR saysAll recorded in 1963. 3 of the 11 are back-album reworks, hence the “b-list” status. The 3 are: “Boom Boom” and “L...more →

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THE BEST!
Fats Domino
Artone PAP-241 (1966)
the USA
5.82 “Average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “(All Of My Life ) For You” (7.4) • “If You Don’t Know What Love Is” (6.7) • “A Whole Lot Of Trouble” (6.6)
TJR saysReleased in 1966 (Holland only) on Artone PAP 241. All recorded 1964. Rounds up 9 of the ABC-Paramount sides released be...more →

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LEAVE MY BABY ALONE
Wanda Jackson
Hilltop JS-6074 (1969)
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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THE MANFRED MANN ALBUM
Manfred Mann
Ascot Records AM-13015 (1964)
England
5.81 “Average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “What You Gonna Do?” (7.8) • “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” (6.6) • “I’m Your Hoochie Cooche Man” (6.5)
TJR says“The Manfred Mann” album is pretty much the UK debut, “The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann”, with “Do Wah Diddy” added an...more →

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ORIGINAL SUN SOUND OF JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash
Sun Record Company LP-1275 (1964)
the USA
5.80 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Country Boy [1957]” (7.1) • “Thanks A Lot” (6.7) • “Born To Lose [1958]” (6.5)
TJR saysSun Records finally exhaust their Cash resources with the final set from the archives to release several new songs into ...more →

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PLEASE HELP ME I’M FALLING
Wanda Jackson
Hilltop JS-6058 (1968)
the USA
5.79 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Slippin’” (8.4) • “Please Help Me I’m Falling” (6.7) • “Let Me Go, Lover” (6.5)
TJR saysAnother fair Wanda compile in '68 featuring the fantastic “Slippin’”....more →

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BOTHY BALLADS OF SCOTLAND
Ewan MacColl accompanied by Peggy Seeger and Alf Edwards
Folkways Records FW-8759 (1961)
England
5.73 “Average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “The Road And The Miles To Dundee” (8.7) • “I'm A Rover [1961 version]” (7.1) • “She Was A Rum One” (6.7)
TJR saysIncludes several reworkings from the back-albums catalogue....more →

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BEGIN HERE
The Zombies
Decca LK-4679 (1965)
England
5.73 “Average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “You Really Got A Hold On Me, Bring It On Home To Me” (7.7) • “She’s Not There” (7.4) • “I Remember When I Loved Her” (6.3)
TJR saysIssued in March 1965. 9 of the 14 tracks had already featured on “The Zombies” LP across the Atlantic, hence the b-list ...more →

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THE BEST OF WANDA JACKSON
Wanda Jackson
Capitol Records ST-2883 (1968)
the USA
5.70 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Let’s Have A Party” (7.2) • “The Box It Came In” (7.0) • “Kickin’ Our Hearts Around” (6.7)
TJR saysWell received compile released in February '68, making the Country Top 30 of the year....more →

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LIVE AT THE REGAL
B.B. King
ABC-Paramount ABC-509 (1965)
the USA
5.69 “Average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Rock n Roll Ballad

Jukebox picks: “How Blue Can You Get [live '64]” (6.8) • “Please Love Me [live '64]” (6.0) • “You Upset Me Baby [live '64]” (5.8)
TJR says6 of the 10 tracks appear from the LPs over the last 10 years, hence the b-list status....more →

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MOTOWN CHARTBUSTERS VOL.3
Various Artists
Tamla Motown STML-11121 (1969)
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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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NUFF SAID
Nina Simone
RCA Victor LSP-4065 (1968)
the USA
5.62 “Average” Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Ain’t Got No (I Got Life) [1968 album version]” (7.4) • “Do What You Gotta Do” (6.4) • “Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead) [live westbury ’68]” (6.2)
TJR saysNina Simone performing at Westbury Music Fair on the evening following the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. The album w...more →

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CATCH US IF YOU CAN
The Dave Clark Five
Columbia 33SX 1756 (1965)
England
5.60 “Average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “On The Move” (8.4) • “Catch Us If You Can” (7.0) • “Don’t Be Taken In” (6.2)
TJR saysFollowing in the footsteps of the Beatles and Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Dave Clark Five released a feature film, in co...more →

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LET IT ALL OUT
Nina Simone
Philips PHM 200-202 (1966)
the USA
5.57 “Average” Jazz; Moodcore

Jukebox picks: “The Ballad Of Hollis Brown” (8.8) • “This Year’s Kisses” (6.1) • “Love Me or Leave Me [1966 album version]” (5.9)
TJR says4 of the 11 had been out before - “Little Girl Blue”, “Love Me Or Leave Me” and “Mood Indigo” all get update...more →

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NOW HERE’S JOHNNY CASH
Johnny Cash
Sun Record Company LP-1255 (1961)
the USA
5.57 “Average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Cry! Cry! Cry!” (8.4) • “So Doggone Lonesome” (8.2) • “Hey Porter [1955]” (6.6)
TJR saysSun Records continue to mine the vaults in their ongoing quest for a Cash treasure hunt. All recorded 1954-1958, with 4 ...more →

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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SAM COOKE
Sam Cooke
Keen 8-6106 (1960)
the USA
5.53 “Average” Soul Ballad; Pop; Soul

Jukebox picks: “Summertime [ballad version]” (7.0) • “No One (Can Ever Take Your Place)” (6.8) • “Wonderful World” (6.7)
TJR saysThe single “Wonderful World” was Sam’s parting gift to Keen Records in the springtime of 1960. The label milked it w...more →

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A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU
Various Artists
Philles Records PHLP-4005 (1963)
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5.52 “Average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Darlene Love - Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” (8.1) • “The Ronettes - Sleigh Ride” (7.6) • “The Crystals - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” (7.4)
TJR saysA good idea of Phil Spector’s this, on the whole. Cementing his wall of sound in history to be revisited every year like...more →

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THE ENGLISH AND SCOTTISH POPULAR BALLADS: VOL. 3
Ewan MacColl
Folkways Records ‎FG-3511 (1964)
England
5.49 “Below average” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Sweet William” (6.9) • “Captain Wedderburn's Courtship” (5.6) • “The Elfin Knight [1964 version]” (5.5)
TJR saysEwan revisits the Child Ballads, recorded by Moe Asch. At least 3 tracks are reworkings from the back catalogue....more →

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FATS ON FIRE
Fats Domino
ABC-Paramount ABC-479 (1964)
the USA
5.48 “Below average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop Ballad; Pop

Jukebox picks: “The Fat Man [album version ’64]” (7.1) • “You Know I Miss You [album version ’64]” (6.6) • “Gotta Get A Job” (6.6)
TJR saysGenerally regarded as a new album, but the fact that there are 3 reworkings from the Imperial LPs relegates to “B” statu...more →

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HERE I GO AGAIN
The Hollies
Imperial LP-9265 (1964)
England
5.45 “Below average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Here I Go Again” (7.5) • “Just One Look” (7.2) • “You Better Move On” (6.9)
TJR says“Here I Go Again” is essentially an American issue of the Hollies’ first LP, “Stay With The Hollies”. It featured the gr...more →

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THE MIGHTY QUINN
Manfred Mann
Mercury SR-61168 (1968)
England
5.42 “Below average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “The Mighty Quinn (Quinn The Eskimo)” (9.2) • “Ha Ha Said The Clown” (7.5) • “Every Day Another Hair Turns Grey” (6.1)
TJR saysAn especially constructed LP by Mercury for the American market, reimagining the Mighty Garvey UK LP, removing and addin...more →

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EVERYBODY KNOWS [USA]
The Dave Clark Five
Epic LN-24354 (1968)
England
5.37 “Below average” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Inside And Out” (6.9) • “Concentration Baby” (6.8) • “Hold On Tight” (6.7)
TJR saysThe American version of “Everybody Knows” (Epic LN 24354) was released in the USA in January 1968, a month after the Bri...more →

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THE FIVE FACES OF MANFRED MANN [USA]
Manfred Mann
Ascot Records ALS-16018 (1965)
England
5.36 “Below average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop

Jukebox picks: “John Hardy” (7.1) • “Hubble Bubble” (6.8) • “Can’t Believe It” (6.3)
TJR saysThe American version of “The Five Faces Of Manfred Mann” has almost a full line up of different tracks from the British ...more →

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NINA’S CHOICE COMPILATION
Nina Simone
Colpix Records CP-443 (1963)
the USA
5.31 “Below average” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Work Song [1961 album version]” (7.3) • “Cotton Eyed Joe” (5.7) • “Trouble In Mind” (5.6)
TJR saysCompiles from 3 Colpix LPs; “Nina Simone At Town Hall” (1959), “Nina Simone At Newport” (1960) and “Forbidden Fruit” (19...more →

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