(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s

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(B-list) Album Chart of the 1970s
see also: the main (A-list) Album Chart of the Decade: 1970s
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THE BEST OF
Leonard Cohen
Columbia PC-34077 (1975)
Canada
9.50 “An elite masterpiece” Folk

Jukebox picks: “Bird On The Wire” (10) • “So Long, Marianne” (10) • “Who By Fire” (10)
TJR saysA supreme collection, one of the greatest greatest hits sets ever, curated by Leonard himself all the way down to the pa...more →

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LIFE IN A SCOTCH SITTING ROOM VOLUME 2
Ivor Cutler
Harvest ‎SHSP-4084 (1978)
Scotland
8.95 “A classic”

Jukebox picks: “Episode 11” (10) • “Episode 2” (10) • “Episode 12” (9.9)
TJR saysRecorded by Pete Shipton of Radio Clyde at the 3rd Eye Centre, Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, on the 7th, 8th, 9th of July...more →

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WEIRD SCENES INSIDE THE GOLDMINE
The Doors
Elektra 8E-6001 (1972)
the USA
8.75 “A classic” Psychedelia; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “The End” (10) • “Peace Frog” (10) • “Love Her Madly” (10)
TJR saysAn emotional release for legions of Doors fans, arriving in January, 1972, 6 months after the death of the amazing Jim M...more →

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2 MABONE, 6 MABONE
Various Artists
FGB Producers ‎LPBS-17 (1973)
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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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SINGLESː GOING STEADY
Buzzcocks
I.R.S. Records SP-001 (1979)
England
8.42 “Excellent” Punk; New Wave

Jukebox picks: “Why Can’t I Touch It?” (10) • “What Do I Get?” (9.4) • “Everybody’s Happy Nowadays” (9.2)
TJR says16 of the best from The Buzzcocks, you can’t possibly go wrong. Those who followed the albums could happily pick this up...more →

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KUDALA BESIBIZA
Mahlathini
Music for Pleasure MFP PP-80200 (1978)
South Africa
8.36 “Excellent” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Isitmela” (10) • “Shayani Izandla” (9.0) • “Umfokankosi” (9.0)
TJR saysA truly excellent compilation of the mid-70s work of the great Mahlathini, although he doesn't actually perform on the a...more →

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T.B. SHEETS
Van Morrison
Bang Records BLP-400 (1973)
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 HARDER THEY COME
Various Artists
Island Records ILPS-9202 (1972)
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8.33 “Excellent” Reggae; Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Toots and The Maytals - Sweet And Dandy” (9.9) • “The Maytals - Pressure Drop” (9.8) • “Scotty - Draw Your Brakes” (9.8)
TJR saysThe soundtrack album for the gritty film of the same name, which starred Jimmy Cliff as a poor-dreamer-turned-petty-gang...more →

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ROLLED GOLD
The Rolling Stones
Decca 6.28356 (1975)
England
8.11 “Excellent” Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Cerebral Pop; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “Little Red Rooster” (9.9) • “Street Fighting Man” (9.9) • “Paint It Black” (9.8)
TJR saysBig success for Decca, a gift that would keep giving all the way into the CD era, the tempting double album set rounding...more →

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THE GREAT ROCK N ROLL SWINDLE
Sex Pistols
Virgin VD-2510 (1979)
England
8.08 “Excellent” Punk

Jukebox picks: “My Way” (10) • “Something Else” (10) • “God Save The Queen [symphony version]” (9.8)
TJR saysGod knows how the hell McLaren managed to put together this album. With no Johnny Rotten and a useless Sid Vicious, he c...more →

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PHEZULU EQHUDENI
Various Artists
Motella BL-39 (1975)
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7.91 “Brilliant” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Mahlathini and The Queens - Uyagiyaumahlathini” (9.5) • “Mahotella Queens - Bantwanyana” (9.3) • “Mahotella Queens - Thina Siyakhanyisa” (9.0)
TJR saysAs I'm led to believe, the interpreted translation of “Phezulu Eqhudeni” would be “better than the rooster for waking yo...more →

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THE CLASH [1979]
The Clash
Epic ‎JE-36060 (1979)
England
7.86 “Brilliant” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Complete Control” (10) • “Police And Thieves” (9.4) • “White Riot” (9.2)
TJR saysBack to the bad old days of the 60s with the U.S.A. album releases being completely different from the U.K. And two year...more →

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MORE BOB DYLAN GREATEST HITS
Bob Dylan
Columbia KG-31120 (1971)
the USA
7.81 “Brilliant” Folk Rock / Americana; Folk; Country

Jukebox picks: “Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again” (10) • “All I Really Want To Do” (10) • “A Hard Rain’s A-Gonna Fall” (9.8)
TJR saysSome amazing stuff from 1963 to 1971, vital in its own right for the inclusion of the previously unreleased classic, “Wa...more →

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SOTHO VOCAL JIVE - TOP HITS VOL. 2
Various Artists
Motella (1977)
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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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THE BEATLES 1962-1966
The Beatles
Apple Records PCSP-717 (1973)
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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HARD AGAIN
Muddy Waters
Blue Sky ZK 34449 (1977)
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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GREATEST ACCORDION HITS VOL. 3
Various Artists
Go Go GGL-4004 (1972)
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7.51 “Brilliant” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Paulus Masina - Wezimvu” (9.1) • “Joseph Mazibuko - White House Special” (8.4) • “Joseph Mazibuko - Emakhonjwa” (8.1)
TJR saysA brilliant compilation of the popular Accordion Jive genre, showcasing three of the maestros: Joseph Mazibuko, Paulus M...more →

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THE BYRDS PLAY DYLAN
The Byrds
Columbia PC-36293 (1979)
the USA
7.29 “Really good” Folk Rock / Americana

Jukebox picks: “Mr. Tambourine Man” (10) • “All I Really Want To Do” (9.6) • “My Back Pages” (9.2)
TJR saysA compilation that was simply begging to be made. Includes 14 of the Dylan covers that were originally released by the g...more →

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20 SUPER HITS
The Rolling Stones
Decca 6.23502 (1978)
England
7.28 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Psychedelia

Jukebox picks: “The Under Assistant West Coast Promotion Man” (10) • “Child Of The Moon” (9.5) • “Heart Of Stone” (9.2)
TJR saysCompiles from the Decca period 1964-1968. Compressions not the best, squeezes too much in....more →

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THALA THALA
Various Artists
Inkonkoni LPBS-4 (1971)
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7.27 “Really good” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Mtabhane Ndima - Sea Water” (9.1) • “Marks Mankwane and his Shaluza Boys - Marks Special No. 4” (8.9) • “Marks Mankwane and his Shaluza Boys - Auwa-Auwa” (7.6)
TJR saysRounding up some of the biggest selling South African sax jive instrumental singles of the last year or so with some ine...more →

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KING OF THE DELTA BLUES SINGERS, VOL. II
Robert Johnson
Columbia C-30034 (1970)
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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THE SUN SESSIONS
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor APM1-1675 (1976)
the USA
7.11 “Really good” Rock n Roll / Rockabilly

Jukebox picks: “I Forgot To Remember To Forget” (9.6) • “Mystery Train” (8.6) • “Blue Moon” (8.4)
TJR saysIn the midst of the awful 70s output it's good to be reminded of just how cool he used to be, looking back at the Sun re...more →

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CANNED HEAT COOK BOOKː THE BEST OF CANNED HEAT
Canned Heat
Liberty LST-11000 (1970)
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 (1970)
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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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GOOD VIBRATIONS
The Beach Boys
Music For Pleasure MFP-50234 (1975)
the USA
7.01 “Really good” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Cerebral Pop

Jukebox picks: “Do It Again” (10) • “Surfin’ USA” (9.5) • “Good Vibrations” (8.4)
TJR saysA strange old mixed bag of Beach Boys goodies (“Monster Mash” excepted), spanning 1963-1968....more →

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THE BEATLES 1967-1970
The Beatles
Apple Records PCSP-718 (1973)
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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MIRROR MAN
Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band
Buddah Records BDS-5077 (1971)
the USA
6.95 “Good” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Mirror Man” (7.4) • “Kandy Korn” (7.1) • “Tarotplane” (6.9)
TJR saysRecorded in the fall of 1967, before the “Simply Personal” LP. Two of the four - “Kandy Korn” and “Mirror Man” -...more →

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MAGIC REGGAE
Various Artists
K-Tel TG-1229 (1979)
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6.91 “Good” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Desmond Dekker and The Aces - Israelites” (10) • “Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come” (9.4) • “Bob Marley and The Wailers - No Woman, No Cry [live ’75]” (9.4)
TJR saysReggae selections with an internationally renowned flavour spanning 1968 to 1975....more →

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FROM JAMAICA WITH REGGAE
Justin Hinds and The Dominoes
Treasure Isle DSK-3540 (1975)
Jamaica
6.90 “Good” Reggae; Ska / Rocksteady

Jukebox picks: “Carry Go Bring Come [single version ’64]” (9.8) • “Sinners Where Are You Going To Hide” (7.6) • “Cock Mouth Kill Cock” (7.3)
TJR saysThis compile (which has several tracks from the period) almost qualifies as the a-list debut album but with at least 4 r...more →

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RADIO 1ː 10 YEARS OF HITS
Various Artists
Super Beeb Records BEDP-002 (1977)
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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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IT’S TOO LATE TO STOP NOW
Van Morrison
Warner Bros. Records K-86007 (1974)
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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AFRICAN HERBSMAN
Bob Marley and The Wailers
Trojan Records TRLS-62 (1973)
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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ELVIS FOREVER
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor PJL 2-8024 (1974)
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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COLD SNAP
Peggy Seeger and Ewan MacColl
Blackthorne Records BR-1057 (1977)
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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CUMBIAS SOLAMENTE CUMBIAS VOL. II
Various Artists
Discos Fuentes LPF-447 (1974)
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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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THE BASEMENT TAPES
Bob Dylan and The Band
Columbia C2-33682 (1975)
the USA
6.64 “Good” Folk Rock / Americana; Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Yea Heavy And A Bottle Of Bread [take 2]” (9.2) • “Tiny Montgomery” (8.9) • “Million Dollar Bash [take 2]” (8.2)
TJR saysBob Dylan’s second LP back at Columbia, and his second of 1975, was a tricky one to handle for my discography rules. Whi...more →

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FUNKY KINGSTON
Toots and The Maytals
Dragon DRLS-5002 (1973)
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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SEMI-DETACHED SUBURBAN (20 GREATEST HITS)
Manfred Mann
EMI ‎EMTV-19 (1979)
England
6.60 “Good” Pop; Psychedelia; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Songwriter

Jukebox picks: “Pretty Flamingo” (9.8) • “If You Gotta Go, Go Now” (9.3) • “Mighty Quinn” (9.2)
TJR saysTV advertised greatest hits spanning the years 1964 to 1969....more →

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REVOLUTION OF THE MIND (LIVE AT THE APOLLO VOLUME 3)
James Brown
Polydor PD-2-3003 (1971)
the USA
6.59 “Good” Soul; Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine [live apollo ’71]” (7.8) • “Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose [live apollo ’71]” (7.2) • “Get Up, Get Into It And Get Involved [live apollo ’71]” (7.1)
TJR saysThe term “live double album” would normally get me running for the hills, but goddamit… the 3rd in the Apollo quadrolo...more →

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VINTAGE
Canned Heat
Janus Records JLS-3009 (1970)
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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VARIETE AFRICAINE VOL. 6
Various Artists
Editions Namaco ENLPS-30 (1977)
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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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WILSON PICKETT’S GREATEST HITS
Wilson Pickett
Atlantic SD 2-501 (1973)
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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JUKE BOX JIVE
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-709 (1976)
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6.37 “Decent enough” Pop; Rock n Roll / Rockabilly; Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Chris Farlowe - Out Of Time” (10) • “Fats Domino - Blueberry Hill” (9.7) • “Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser [single version ‘58]” (9.5)
TJR saysSplendid TV advertised double album compilation, spanning all the way from 1954 (“(We’re Gonna) Rock Around The Clock...more →

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LITTLE RICHARD AND ROY ORBISON
Little Richard and Roy Orbison
RCA Camden CDS-1077 (1970)
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 (1970)
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 (1970)
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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THE BILLY CONNOLLY COLLECTION
Billy Connolly
Pickwick Records PDA-035 (1975)
Scotland
6.18 “Decent enough” Folk; Comedy

Jukebox picks: “Stainless Steel Wellies [live]” (8.3) • “Short Haired Police Cadet (Incorporating ’Long Haired Lover From Liverpool’) [live]” (7.7) • “Why Don’t They Come Back To Dunoon” (7.0)
TJR saysCompiles extensively from the earlier albums. ...more →

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VAULTAGE 78
Various Artists
Attrix Records RB/03 LP (1978)
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6.14 “Decent enough” New Wave

Jukebox picks: “The Piranhas - I Don’t Want My Body” (8.0) • “The Dodgems - I Don’t Care” (7.3) • “The Dodgems - Lord Lucan Is Missing” (6.7)
TJR saysThe Wiki: “Vaultage 78 is a compilation album which includes songs from punk bands from Brighton. It was released in 1...more →

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NO NEW YORK
Various Artists
Antilles AN-7067 (1978)
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6.04 “Decent enough” Avant-Garde; Post-Punk

Jukebox picks: “Mars - Helen Fordsdale” (8.2) • “Contortions - Dish It Out” (7.6) • “Contortions - Flip Your Face” (7.5)
TJR saysNo Wave is described in Wikipedia as “a short-lived avant-garde music and art scene that emerged in the late 1970s in...more →

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JOHNNY OSBOURNE AND FRIENDSː READY OR NOT
Various Artists
Big Shot BILP-103 (1972)
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6.04 “Decent enough” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Johnny Osbourne - Purify Your Heart” (7.6) • “The Techniques - Watermelon Man” (7.3) • “Alcapone Jnr. - Scout Call” (6.6)
TJR saysBilled as a Johnny Osbourne with absolutely no indication that only the first four tracks were billed to him on 45s. I m...more →

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LIVEː TAKE NO PRISONERS
Lou Reed
Arista AL-8502 (1978)
the USA
6.04 “Decent enough” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Street Hassle [live ’78]” (7.2) • “I’m Waiting For The Man [live ’78]” (7.1) • “Coney Island Baby [live ’78]” (7.0)
TJR saysRecorded live at The Bottom Line, New York City between May 17th and May 21st, 1978. Pretty decent as live albums go, wi...more →

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GREATEST HITS
ABBA
Epic EPC-69218 (1975)
Sweden
6.00 “Decent enough” Pop

Jukebox picks: “Ring Ring” (9.4) • “I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do, I Do” (8.3) • “S.O.S.” (7.7)
TJR saysCompiling from “Ring Ring” (1973), “Waterloo” (1974) and “ABBA” (1975)....more →

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LEE CASH PRESENTSː GREATEST YEARS OF COUNTRY MUSIC, VOLUME 4
Various Artists
Radiant RRC-1014 (1973)
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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 RALPH MCTELL COLLECTION
Ralph McTell
Pickwick Records PDA-040 (1978)
England
5.95 “Average” Folk; Songwriter; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Streets Of London” (9.2) • “Michael In The Garden” (8.2) • “England 1914” (7.0)
TJR saysCulled from his first 3 albums - 9 of 13 1st LP, 9 of 13 2nd LP, 5 of 11 3rd LP plus 1 7” single....more →

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ON PAROLE
Motörhead
United Artists Records LBR-1004 (1979)
England
5.93 “Average” Proto-Punk; Rock

Jukebox picks: “Motörhead” (8.6) • “Lost Johnny” (6.4) • “On Parole” (6.3)
TJR saysRecorded 1975-1976. 5 of these 9 had already appeared on the debut LP in 1977, hence the b-list status. Never charted. B...more →

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20 GOLDEN GREATS
The Shadows
EMI EMTV-3 (1977)
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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RAGTIME GUITAR
Reverend Gary Davis
Transatlantic Records TRA-244 (1971)
the USA
5.88 “Average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Folk

Jukebox picks: “St. Louis Tickle [jun ’57 recording]” (6.5) • “Make Believe Stunt [jun ’57 recording]” (6.5) • “Buck Rag [jun ’57 recording]” (6.4)
TJR saysInformal instrumental recordings made in June 1957, with some occasional spoken word from the Reverend....more →

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ORIGINAL ROCKERS
Augustus Pablo
Shanachie SHAN-LP-002 (1979)
Jamaica
5.84 “Average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Cassava Piece” (6.8) • “Park Lane Special” (6.6) • “A. P. Special” (6.5)
TJR says10 7” sides, 1973 to 1978. See notes....more →

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20 JAZZ FUNK GREATS
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0008 (1979)
England
5.76 “Average” Avant-Garde; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Convincing People” (9.0) • “What A Day” (8.1) • “Six Six Sixties” (7.7)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IR 0008 (LP). Recorded August 1979, released December 1979....more →

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SOPHIE THAPEDI AND LULAMA LEGOLA
Various Artists
Soul Soul Records SSL-0107 (1975)
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5.74 “Average” Pop; Soul; Soul Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Lulama Legola - Gave Them” (6.9) • “Sophie Thapedi - Change My Mind” (6.7) • “Lulama Legola - Why Did You Leave Me” (6.6)
TJR saysNot conceived as a whole album originally, hence the compilation tag. And even allowing for the fact that several of the...more →

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CRY TUFF DUB ENCOUNTER CHAPTER 1
The Arabs
Hitrun AP-LP-9002 (1978)
Jamaica
5.73 “Average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “The Right Way” (7.0) • “Prince Of Peace” (6.9) • “Ghardaia Dub” (6.3)
TJR saysBritish producer Adrian Sherwood at the controls handling recent Far I plates, free from the man's vocals. Many of the r...more →

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GREATEST HITS
Fleetwood Mac
CBS S-69011 (1971)
England
5.70 “Average” Blues / Rhythm n Blues; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Rock

Jukebox picks: “Albatross” (7.9) • “Oh Well, part 1” (7.6) • “Oh Well, part 2” (7.2)
TJR saysThe Pete Green led Fleetwood Mac of the late 60s / early 70s had their moments....more →

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BLACK GOLD
Nina Simone
RCA LSP-4248 (1970)
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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SELDA [1976]
Selda
Türküola (Turkey) LP 304 (1976)
Turkey
5.60 “Average” Folk Rock / Americana; Rock

Jukebox picks: “Mehmet Emmi” (7.3) • “Yaylalar” (6.8) • “Gitme” (6.7)
TJR saysAll 12 of these tracks featured on the German cassette album "Selda 4" in 1975, but it's this LP, released in Turkey in ...more →

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THE SPACE RITUAL ALIVE IN LIVERPOOL AND LONDON
Hawkwind
United Artists Records UAD-60037/8 (1973)
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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DUB TO AFRICA
Prince Far I and The Arabs
Hitrun AP-LP-9006 (1979)
Jamaica
5.58 “Average” Reggae

Jukebox picks: “Bass Ace” (6.1) • “Big Fight Dub” (6.0) • “Give Love” (5.7)
TJR saysIncluding 7 versions from the preceding LP, "Free From Sin"....more →

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HITS OF THE 60S
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure ‎MFP-50317 (1977)
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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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LIVE!
Fela Ransome-Kuti and The Africa ’70 with Ginger Baker
Regal Zonophone SLRZ-1023 (1971)
Nigeria
5.50 “Average” Disco / Funk

Jukebox picks: “Black Man's Cry [live '71]” (7.3) • “Ye Ye De Smell [live '71]” (5.0) • “Let's Start [live '71]” (4.9)
TJR says2 of these tracks are reworks from the back-albums; “Black Man's Cry” (The Best of Fela, 1971)" and “Egbe Mi O (Ca...more →

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PASTIMES / INDUSTRIAL MUZAC
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-23 (1979)
England
5.50 “Average” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Industrial Muzac” (6.2) • “Pastimes I” (5.8) • “Pastimes II” (5.0)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 23 (C-60 Cassette). ...more →

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AT THE FACTORY, MANCHESTER
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-20 (1979)
England
5.45 “Below average” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “Convincing People [live 19 May ’79]” (7.7) • “What A Day [live 19 May ’79]” (7.4) • “Five Knuckle Shuffle [live 19 May ’79]” (6.3)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 20 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 19th May 1979....more →

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THE KINGS OF COUNTRY
Various Artists
Pickwick Records ‎PDA-013 (1975)
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5.44 “Below average” Country

Jukebox picks: “Jerry Lee Lewis - Cold Cold Heart” (8.7) • “Johnny Cash - Country Boy [1957]” (7.1) • “Jerry Lee Lewis - I Forgot To Remember To Forget” (6.6)
TJR saysCompiles extensively from the earlier albums. ...more →

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AT AJANTA CINEMA, DERBY
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-18 (1979)
England
5.40 “Below average” Avant-Garde; Electronica

Jukebox picks: “Convincing People [live 12 Apr ’79]” (7.9) • “What A Day [live 12 Apr ’79]” (7.0) • “Five Knuckle Shuffle [live 12 Apr ’79]” (5.9)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 18 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 12th April 1979....more →

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RHYTHM OF RESISTANCE
Various Artists
Virgin ‎V-2113 (1978)
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5.39 “Below average” Africana

Jukebox picks: “Abafana Baseqhudeni - Ubu Gowele [live ’78]” (8.7) • “Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Umthombowase Golgota [live ’78]” (8.0) • “Ladysmith Black Mambazo - Yinhleleni [live ’78]” (7.5)
TJR saysVirgin's busy dalliance with world music in 1978 resulted in this unique production in conjunction with a few South Afri...more →

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THE MOST COLLECTION, VOLUME 1
Various Artists
Music For Pleasure MFP-50015 (1971)
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5.33 “Below average” Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Animals - The House Of The Rising Sun” (9.7) • “The Animals - We’ve Gotta Get Out Of This Place” (7.5) • “C.C.S. - Whole Lotta Love” (7.2)
TJR saysA collection of pop rock hits spanning 1964 to 1971, produced by Mickie Most. “Quite credible for Music for Pleasure...more →

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FREE BEER AND CHICKEN
John Lee Hooker
ABC LP-838 (1974)
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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LOVE IS ALL AROUND
War featuring Eric Burdon
ABC Records AB-988 (1976)
England
5.30 “Below average” Disco / Funk; Blues / Rhythm n Blues

Jukebox picks: “Magic Mountain” (7.3) • “Love Is All Around” (6.3) • “Tobacco Road [1976 version]” (5.2)
TJR saysRarities compile pooling from 1969-1970 recordings including b-sides, a couple of previously unreleased cuts, and a live...more →

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LIVE AT LEEDS
The Who
Track Record ‎2406 001 (1970)
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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WE’LL SING IN THE SUNSHINE
Wanda Jackson
Hilltop JS-6116 (1972)
the USA
5.21 “Below average” Country; Pop

Jukebox picks: “I’d Do It All Over Again” (6.2) • “I’m A Believer” (5.7) • “Less Of Me” (5.6)
TJR saysBudget compile selecting from sides 1964 to 1969....more →

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GREATEST HITS
Mott The Hoople
CBS CBS-81225 (1976)
England
5.16 “Below average” Blues Rock / Soul Rock

Jukebox picks: “Roll Away The Stone” (7.0) • “All The Young Dudes” (6.9) • “All The Way From Memphis” (6.0)
TJR saysA neat retrospective of the hits from their commercial peak years, 1972 to 1974....more →

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HELL
James Brown
Polydor PD-2-9001 (1974)
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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NIGHT MOVES
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1065 (1979)
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5.15 “Below average” New Wave; Disco / Funk; Pop

Jukebox picks: “Madness - The Prince” (9.8) • “The Jags - Back Of My Hand” (9.5) • “Blondie - Dreaming” (9.3)
TJR saysA mixed bag of chart hits compiled by Nigel Mason for the London-based budget label K-Tel. It's a finger-on-the-pulse co...more →

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(UNTITLED)
The Byrds
Columbia G-30127 (1970)
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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IMAGES 1966-1967
David Bowie
London Records BP 628/9 (1973)
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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20 GOLDEN GREATS
The Hollies
EMI EMTV-11 (1978)
England
5.04 “Below average” Pop; Cerebral Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Here I Go Again” (7.5) • “Just One Look” (7.2) • “Stop Stop Stop” (7.0)
TJR says“20 Great Sounds That Grew Out Of The North” reads the front cover sub-title. 20 is pushing it, but I suppose it has to ...more →

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ROCK HEROES
Various Artists
Pickwick ‎PLD-8001 (1978)
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5.03 “Below average” Rock; Blues Rock / Soul Rock; Pop; Psychedelia; Soft Rock / A.O.R.

Jukebox picks: “The Troggs - Wild Thing” (9.8) • “T. Rex - Hot Love” (9.6) • “The Kinks - David Watts” (9.2)
TJR says40 tracks spread out all the way from 1964 to 1978. Extensive sleeve notes about the artists by Bill Williams and Gary W...more →

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LIVE IN EUROPE
Nina Simone
Trip Records TLP-8020 (1972)
the USA
4.99 “Poor” Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Gin House Blues [live paris ’68]” (5.7) • “See-Line Woman [live paris ’68]” (5.4) • “Ain’t Got No (I Got Life) [live paris ’69]” (5.4)
TJR saysRecorded on 18th June, 1968, at the second Montreux Jazz Festival and released July 3, 1972....more →

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20 FANTASTIC HITS BY THE ORIGINAL ARTISTS, VOLUME 2
Various Artists
Arcade Records 2891-002 (1972)
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4.98 “Poor” Pop; Rock

Jukebox picks: “Melanie - Ruby Tuesday” (9.8) • “T. Rex - Hot Love” (9.6) • “The Staple Singers - I’ll Take You There” (9.1)
TJR saysDoes what is says on the tin, though I can't imagine there's anyone who think's Sammy Davis Jr.'s cabaret pish “The Ca...more →

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ÁFRICA BRASIL
Jorge Ben
Philips 6349 187 (1976)
Brazil
4.91 “Poor” Latin

Jukebox picks: “Meus Filhos, Meu Tesouro” (6.8) • “O Plebeu” (6.4) • “Ponta De Lança Africano (Umbabarauma)” (6.2)
TJR saysA much celebrated LP fusing samba with funk, now with more electric guitar than ever before. Classed as a “b-lister” sin...more →

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GREATEST HITS ETC.
Paul Simon
Columbia JC-35032 (1977)
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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MONOLOGUE
Duke Ellington
Columbia Special Products P 13293 (1973)
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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IT’S YOUR WORLD
Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson
Arista AL-5001 (1976)
the USA
4.74 “Poor” R n B; Jazz

Jukebox picks: “Bicentennial Blues [live ’76]” (8.5) • “The Bottle [live ’76]” (7.8) • “New York City” (4.6)
TJR saysAlthough there’s new material onboard, 3 of the 10 have been on previous albumsm hence the 'b-list' status....more →

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HIS 20 GREATEST
Gene Pitney
Arcade Records ADE-P22 (1971)
the USA
4.74 “Poor” Pop; Pop Ballad

Jukebox picks: “Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa” (7.6) • “24 Sycamore Street” (6.8) • “That Girl Belongs To Yesterday” (6.1)
TJR saysA collection of Gene's big tunes spanning 1963 to 1968....more →

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40 NUMBER 1 HITS
Various Artists
K-Tel NE-1008 (1977)
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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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FAREWELL TO THE ROXY
Various Artists
Lightning Records LIP-2 (1978)
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4.61 “Poor” Punk

Jukebox picks: “Blitz - Strange Boy [live]” (6.5) • “The Crabs - Lullabies Lie [live]” (5.8) • “The Red Lights - Never Wanna Leave [live]” (5.1)
TJR saysCould be seen as a follow on from the famous “Live at the Roxy WC2” LP of '77, though it's an unrelated production. “The...more →

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LOU REED LIVE
Lou Reed
RCA Victor AFL1-0959 (1975)
the USA
4.60 “Poor” Rock

Jukebox picks: “Walk On The Wild Side [live ’73]” (6.7) • “Vicious [live ’73]” (5.5) • “Sad Song [live ’73]” (4.9)
TJR saysEssentially “Rock N Roll Animal” pt 2 i.e. also recorded live on December 21, 1973, at Howard Stein's Academy of Music i...more →

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AT CENTRO IBERICO, LONDON
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IRC-17 (1979)
England
4.56 “Poor” Avant-Garde

Jukebox picks: “What A Day [live 21 Jan ’79]” (7.5) • “Five Knuckle Shuffle [live 21 Jan ’79]” (6.1) • “Weapon Training [live 21 Jan ’79]” (5.6)
TJR saysIndustrial Records IRC 17 (C-60 Cassette). Recorded 21st January 1979....more →

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BACK IN MEMPHIS
Elvis Presley
RCA Victor LSP-4429 (1970)
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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ROCK N ROLL ANIMAL
Lou Reed
RCA Victor APL1-0472 (1974)
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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LIVE AND DANGEROUS
Thin Lizzy
Vertigo 6641 807 (1978)
Ireland
4.24 “Lame” Rock

Jukebox picks: “The Boys Are Back in Town [live]” (5.8) • “Massacre [live]” (5.5) • “Southbound [live]” (4.9)
TJR saysHighly regarded live LP from the group, with recordings pooled from the London Hammersmith Odeon dates on the 'Johnny Th...more →

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THE SECOND ANNUAL REPORT
Throbbing Gristle
Industrial Records IR-0002 (1977)
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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