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TOP FAVOURITE ALTERNATIVE COMPILATIONS

TOP FAVOURITE ALTERNATIVE COMPILATIONS
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1977, the yearly Top Favourite Alternative Albums charts reflect the anti-establishment success of burgeoning underground artists during the Sex Pistols-Clash-Ramones punk era and beyond. The first two Ramones albums could be found on Top Favourite Pop Albums – 1976.
 
  
 1. BUZZCOCKS
      Singles Going Steady
 
 2. RADIO BIRDMAN
       The Essential Radio Birdman
 
 3. LILIPUT
       Liliput
 
 4. THE CLEAN
       Anthology
 
 5. MADNESS
       Complete Madness
 
 6. MOTORHEAD
       No Remorse
 
 7. STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
       All the Best
 
 8. CHARLIE BURTON
       One Man’s Trash
 
 9. BILLY BRAGG
       Back To Basics
 
10. MISSION OF BURMA
        Mission Of Burma
 
11. ESG
       A South Bronx Story
 
12. EFFIGIES
        Remains Nonviewable
 
13. DIVINE COMEDY
        A Secret History: The Best Of
 
14. THE EMBARRESSMENT
         Heyday 1979 – 83
 
15. ROOKS
        Encore Echoes
 
16. D.O.A.
        Bloodied But Unbowed 1978 – 1983
 
17. HALO OF FLIES
        Singles Going Nowhere
 
18. SCIENTISTS
        Absolute
 
19. JOY DIVISION
        Substance 1977 – 1980
 
20. THE FALL
          458489 A Sides
 
21. ANGELIC UPSTARTS
       Angel Dust (The Collected Highs)
 
22. BLACK FLAG
         Wasted… Again
 
23. PYLON
         Hits
 
24. FIRE ENGINES
         Hungry Beat
 
25. DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR
         Chips From The Chocolate Fireball 
 
26. SNEETCHES
         1988 – 1991
 
27. UB40
         1980 – 1983
 
28. COCKNEY REJECTS
         The Punk Singles Collection
 
29. BAND OF SUSANS
         Wired For Sound 1986 – 1993
 
30. MISFITS
         Misfits
 
31. SKIDS
        Fanfare
 
32. HUNTERS & COLLECTORS
         Collected Works
 
33. WEIRDOS
         Weird World 1977 – 1981
 
34. MIRRORS
         Hands In My Pocket
 
35. BIKINI KILL
         Singles
 
36. SNEAKERS
         Nonsequitur Of Silence
 
37. THE FALL
        Hip Priests & Kamerads
 
38. ARTICLES OF FAITH
         Complete Vol. 1 1981 – 1983
 
39. FLESHEATERS
         Greatest Hits – Destroyed By Fire
 
40. NEWTOWN NEUROTICS
         45 Revolutions Per Minute
 
41. VASELINES
        A Complete History: The Way Of The Vaselines
 
42. CELIBATE RIFLES
         Platters Du Jour
 
43. LIQUID LIQUID
         Successive Reflexes
 
44. METAL URBAIN
         Anarchy In Paris!
 
45. SHOES
        Best
 
46. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
         Once Upon A Time
 
47. LURKERS
         Last Will & Testament
 
48. KRAUT
         The Movie
 
49. DICKIES
         Great Dictations
 
50. STRANGLERS
         Collection 1977 – 1982
 
51. THROBBING GRISTLE
        Greatest Hits (Entertainment Thru Pain)
 
52. BILLY CHILDISH
         I Am The Billy Childish
 
53. CABARET VOLTAIRE
         The Golden Moments Of
 
54. HOMOSEXUALS
         Astral Glamour
 
55. OZRIC TENTACLES
         Eternal Wheel
 
56. ZOOGZ RIFT
         Looser than Clams
 
57. BIRDSONGS OF THE MESOZOIC
         Sonic Geology
 
58. VERLAINES
         Juvenelia
 
59. SQUEEZE
         Singles, 45′S & Under
 
60. TINY LIGHTS
         The Young Persons Guide To
 
61. THE SCENE IS NOW
        The Oily Years (1983 – 1993)
 
62. GREEN PAJAMAS
         Through Glass Colored Roses
 
63. BRAVE COMBO
         Musical Varieties
 
64. THE EXPLOITED
         Totally Exploited
 
65. TONES ON TAIL
         Everything!
 
66. SUPERCHUNK
         Cup Of Sand
 
67. BEAT HAPPENING
         1983 – 85
 
68. WEIRDOS
         Weird World Volume Two ’77 – ’89
 
69. KIRSTY MAC COLL
         Galore
 
70. KLAUS NOMI
         Encore
 
71. SHAMEN
        Strange Daydreams
 
72. URINALS
         Negative Capability
 
73. DICKS
         1980 – 1986
 
74. ASSOCIATES
        Popera: The Singles Collection
 
75. BAUHAUS
          1979 – 1983
 
76. UNWOUND
         A Single History 1991 – 1997
 
77. ALIEN SEX FIEND
          All Our Yesterdays
 
78. INDIVIDUALS
         Fields / Aquamarine
 
79. SUPERSUCKERS
         Tossing Seeds (Singles 89 – 91)
 
80. GIANT SAND
          Giant Sandwich
 
81. WEDDING PRESENT
        Singles 1995 – 97
 
82. CLINIC
         9-Song E.P. Sampler
 
83. PLASTIC BERTRAND
         Grands Succes Greatest Hits
 
84. ERIC AMBEL
         Knucklehead (1990 – 2004)
 
85. POP WILL EAT ITSELF
         Now For A Feast!
 
86. RED LORRY YELLOW LORRY
        Smashed Hits
 
87. GOD IS MY CO-PILOT
         The Best Of
 
88. FLUF
         The Classic Years
 
89. TUXEDOMOON
         Pinheads On The Move
 
90. SEVERED HEADS
         Bulkhead
 
91. ARTICLES OF FAITH
        Complete Vol. 2 1983 – 1985
 
92. BOW WOW WOW
         12 Original Recordings
 
93. LYDIA LUNCH
         Hysterie
 
94. HAPPY FLOWERS
         Too Many Bunnies
 
95. VISAGE
         Fade To Grey / Singles Collection

TOP EARLY ROCK & ROLL / RHYTHM & BLUES COMPILATIONS – THE FIFTIES & EARLY SIXTIES

TOP EARLY ROCK & ROLL / RHYTHM & BLUES COMPILATIONS – THE FIFTIES & EARLY SIXTIES
 
  
 1. ELVIS PRESLEY
      Sun Sessions
 
 2. EVERLY BROTHERS
       Collection
 
 3. JERRY LEE LEWIS
      Essential 1956 – 1963 Sun Recordings
 
 4. LITTLE RICHARD
       Grooviest 17 Original Hits!
 
 5. RAY CHARLES
       (Atlantic 8006)
 
 6. LAVERN BAKER
       Lavern / Lavern Baker
 
 7. SOUL STIRRERS
       Soul Stirrers Featuring Sam Cooke
 
 8. LOUIS PRIMA
       Zooma Zooma! The Best Of
 
 9. BUDDY HOLLY
       The Buddy Holly Collection
 
10. GENE VINCENT & THE BLUE CAPS
        The Capitol Years ’56 – ’63
 
11. ROY ORBISON
       All-Time Greatest Hits
 
12. RAY CHARLES
        20 Greatest Hits
 
13. PARAGONS & JESTERS
        Paragons Meet The Jesters
 
14. DRIFTERS
        Greatest Hits – The Early Years
 
15. INK SPOTS
        Best Of
 
16. RUTH BROWN
        Rockin’ With Ruth
 
17. SAM PRICE WITH KING CURTIS & MICKEY BAKER
        Rib Joint
 
18. SHEPPARDS
        Sheppards
 
19. TOMMY RIDGLEY
        The New King Of The Stroll
 
20. FIVE ROYALES
         17 Hits
 
21. EDDIE COCHRANE
       Greatest Hits
 
22. RAVENS
         Greatest Group Of Them All
 
23. ORIOLES
         Sing Their Greatest Hits
 
24. SPIKE JONES
         Spike Jones Is Murdering The Classics
 
25. COASTERS
         Greatest Hits – The Early Years
 
26. BO DIDDLEY
          Got My Own Bag Of Tricks
 
27. ARTHUR ALEXANDER
         A Shot Of Rhythm & Soul
 
28. CHARLIE RICH
         The Fabulous Charlie Rich
 
29. GARY U.S. BONDS
         Best Of
 
30. BRENDA LEE
          Greatest Hits
 
31. CHARLIE FEATHERS
        Get With It
 
32. JOHNNY BURNETTE TRIO
         Tear it Up
 
33. JOHNNY BURNETTE TRIO
         The Legendary Johnny Burnettte Rock & Roll Trio
 
34. CHRIS KENNER
         Land Of 1,000 Dances
 
35. AL FERRIER
        Let’s Go Boppin’ Tonight
 
36. DALE HAWKINS
         Rock & Roll Tornado
 
37. CHARLIE RICH
         Original Hits & Midnight Demos
 
38. RAY CHARLES
         Greatest Hits
 
39. OTIS WILLIAMS & THE CHARMS
         16 Hits
 
40. IVORY JOE HUNTER
         16 Greatest Hits
 
41. RITCHIE VALENS
        Come On Let’s Go!
 
42. FAYE ADAMS
         Golden Classics
 
43. JOHNNY JANO
         King Of Louisiana Rockabilly
 
44. SMILEY LEWIS
         I Hear You Knockin’
 
45. IRMA THOMAS
         Breakaway
 
46. NANCY WILSON
         The Best Of
 
47. BOBBY FULLER FOUR
         KRLA King Of The Wheels / I Fought The Law
 
48. MAURICE WILLIAMS & THE ZODIACS
         Best Of
 
49. JESSE BELVIN
         The Blues Balladeer
 
50. BOBBY FULLER
         Shakedown! Texas Tapes
 
51. JOHNNY CASH
        Original Golden Hits Vol. II
 
52. CRYSTALS
         Sing Their Greatest Hits
 
53. DICK DALE & THE DELL-TONES
         Greatest Hits 1961 – 1976
 
54. BILL HALEY & THE COMETS
         Golden Hits
 
55. GLORIA LYNNE
         The Best Of
 
56. RUSTY & DOUG KERSHAW
         Rusty & Doug Kershaw With Wiley Barkdull
 
57. TURBANS
         Greatest Hits
 
58. DUPREES
         Best Of
 
59. HASIL ADKINS
         Out To Hunch
 
60. ASTRONAUTS
         Surfin’ With The Astronauts
 
61. EVERLY BROTHERS
        Golden Hits Of
 
62. MILLS BROTHERS
         Our Golden Favourites
 
63. CHALLENGERS
         Killer Surf! The Best Of
 
64. BUDDY HOLLY
         20 Golden Greats
 
65. PAT BOONE
         Greatest Hits
 
66. AL CAOILA
         Golden Hit Instrumentals

TOP POP COMPILATIONS – THE SIXTIES

TOP POP COMPILATIONS – THE SIXTIES
 
  
 1. BEATLES
     1962 – 1966
 
 2. BEATLES
       1967 – 1970
 
 3. CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
       Chronicle
 
 4. RASCALS
       Time Peace / Greatest Hits
 
 5. FOUR SEASONS
       Story
 
 6. EASYBEATS
       Best Of
 
 7. LOVIN’ SPOONFUL
       Best Of
 
 8. MERLE HAGGARD
      Down Every Road 1962 – 1994
 
 9. GEORGE JONES
       The Essential
 
10. TURTLES
        Greatest Hits
 
11. MONKEES
       Greatest Hits
 
12. HOLLIES
        Greatest Hits
 
13. FIFTH DIMENSION
        Anthology
 
14.  DAVE CLARK 5
         Best Of
 
15. PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS
        All-Time Greatest Hits
 
16. MAMAS & PAPAS
        16 Of Their Greatest Hits
 
17. SCOTT WALKER
        It’s Raining Today: The Scott Walker Story
 
18. SAM THE SHAM & THE PHAROAHS
        Pharoahization!
 
19. TOM T. HALL
        Greatest Hits
 
20. DIONNE WARWICKE
         Very Best Of
 
21. BEACH BOYS
        Good Vibrations
 
22. NEIL DIAMOND
         Classic: the Early Years
 
23. BUCKINGHAMS
         Greatest Hits
 
24. SEEKERS
         Best Of
 
25. ROGER MILLER
         Golden Hits
 
26. KINKS
         Celluloid Heroes
 
27. ARCHIES
         Grooviest Hits Of
 
28. GUESS WHO
          Greatest Of
 
29. BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS
         Greatest Hits
 
30. MARIANNE FAITHFULL
         Marianne Faithfull
 
31. FEVER TREE
        Best Of

TOP STEREO F.M. ROCK & ROLL COMPILATIONS – THE SIXTIES

TOP STEREO F.M. ROCK & ROLL COMPILATIONS – THE SIXTIES
 
  
 1. ROLLING STONES
      Hot Rocks 1964 – 1971
 
 2. BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD
       Buffalo Springfield
 
 3. FAIRPORT CONVENTION
       Fairport Chronicle
 
 4. THEM FEATURING VAN MORRISON
       Them Featuring Van Morrison
 
 5. THE WHO
       Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy
 
 6. STEVE MILLER BAND
       Anthology
 
 7. YARDBIRDS
       Favourites
 
 8. JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE
       Smash Hits
 
 9. SONICS
       Full Force!!!
 
10.  THE ACTION
         The Ultimate Action
 
11. VAN MORRISON
        The Best Of
 
12. THE MOVE
        Greatest Hits
 
13. RONNIE LANE & SLIM CHANCE
        Anymore For Anymore
 
14. OS MUTANTES
        Everything Is Possible: The Best Of
 
15. ANIMALS
        Best Of
 
16. QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE
        Anthology
 
17. DAVE EDMUNDS’ LOVE SCULPTURE
        Classic Tracks: 1968 – 1972
 
18. JOHN MAYALL
        Looking Back
 
19. CHOCOLATE WATCH BAND
        Best Of
 
20. GRATEFUL DEAD
          Skeletons From The Closet
 
21. LEONARD COHEN
        Best Of
 
22. DILLARDS
         There Is A Time (1963 – 70)
 
23. KINKS
         Golden Hour Of
 
24. FRED NEIL
         The Many Sides Of
 
25. BYRDS
         Original Singles 1967 – 1969
 
26. PRETTY THINGS
         Vintage Years
 
27. BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND
         Very Best Of
 
28. ERIC CLAPTON
         At His Best
 
29. THEM
         The Story Of Them
 
30. SPIRIT
         Best Of
 
31. SPOOKY TOOTH
        That Was Only Yesterday
 
32. MUSIC MACHINE
         The Very Best Of
 
33. BOBBY FULLER FOUR
         Best Of
 
34. THE CREATION
         Making Time/ Biff Bang Pow!
 
35. REMAINS
         Remains
 
36. JOHN MAYALL
         Thru The Years
 
37. ALEXIS KORNER
         The Collectors Series
 
38. MOODY BLUES
         This Is
 
39. SANTANA
         Greatest Hits
 
40. JOHN FAHEY
         Best Of (1959 – 1977)
 
41. GRAHAM BOND
        Solid Bond
 
42. TRAFFIC
         Heavy Traffic
 
43. HUMBLE PIE
         Greatest Hits
 
44. MOUNTAIN
         The Best Of
 
45. STEPPENWOLF
         16 Greatest Hits
 
46. ARLO GUTHRIE
         Best Of
 
47. COUNTRY JOE & THE FISH
         Life & Times Of
 
48. THE BAND
         Best Of
 
49. AMBOY DUKES
         Journeys
 
50. DEEP PURPLE
         When We Rock We Rock & When We Roll We Roll
 
51. BLUES PROJECT
        Best Of
 
52. JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
        Worst Of
 
53. SAVOY BROWN
         London Collector
 
54. JIMI HENDRIX
         Essential

TOP FAVOURITE SOUL COMPILATIONS – THE SIXTIES

TOP FAVOURITE SOUL COMPILATIONS - THE  SIXTIES
 
  
 1. DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES
      Anthology
 
 2. MARVIN GAYE
       Anthology
 
 3. OTIS REDDING
       History Of
 
  4. TEMPTATIONS
        Anthology
 
 5. FOUR TOPS
       Anthology
 
 6. SOLOMON BURKE
       Best Of
 
 7. JACKIE WILSON
       The Jackie Wilson Story
 
 8. SMOKEY ROBINSON & THE MIRACLES
       Anthology
 
 9. LITTLE JOHNNY TAYLOR
       Part Time Love
 
10. BOBBY ‘BLUE’ BLAND
         Two Steps From The Blues
 
11. WILSON PICKETT
       Greatest Hits
 
12. ETTA JAMES
        Peaches
 
13. IMPRESSIONS
        Right On Time
 
14. STEVIE WONDER
        Looking Back
 
15. OTIS REDDING
        The Legend Of
 
16. KING CURTIS
        Soul Twist
 
17. ERNIE K-DOE
        Mother-In Law
 
18. PERCY MAYFIELD
        Best Of
 
19. LITTLE WILLIE JOHN
        Grits & Soul
 
20. METERS
         Funky Miracle
 
21. JAMES CARR
        Complete Goldwax Singles
 
22. MIGHTY HANNIBAL
         Hannibalism!
 
23. ROBERT WARD / OHIO UNTOUCHABLES
         Hot Stuff
 
24. BROOK BENTON
         Anthology
 
25. BOBBY ‘BLUE’ BLAND
         Best Of
 
26. GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
         Anthology
 
27. JOE TEX
         Show Me: The Hits…& More
 
28. FOUR BLAZES
         Mary Jo
 
29. ARETHA FRANKLIN
         10 Years Of Gold
 
30. JUNIOR WALKER & THE ALL-STARS
         Nothin’ But Soul: The Singles
 
31. JAMES BROWN
        Best Of

TOP MIDDLE EASTERN – AFRICAN POP COMPILATIONS

TOP MIDDLE EASTERN – AFRICAN POP COMPILATIONS
 
FOREWORD: For a truly comprehensive representation of World Music from remote parts of earth’s hemisphere, please check ex-Village Voice music critic Robert Christgau’s recommendations at www.robertchristgau.com
These five selections will suffice for the uninitiated.
 
  
 1. KING SUNNY ADE
      The Best Of the Classic Years
 
 2. NUSRAT FATEH ALI KHAN & PARTY
       The Supreme Collection
 
 3. FELA KUTI
       The Best Best Of
 
 4. JOHNNY CLEGG & JULUKA
       Putumayo Presents:
 
 5. AFRO-LATINO
       Putumayo Presents:

TOP POP / ROCK / SOUL / COUNTRY COMPILATIONS

TOP POP / ROCK / SOUL / COUNTRY COMPILATIONS
THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES
 
  
 1. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
      Legend
 
 2. AL GREEN
       Greatest Hits
 
 3. HAWKWIND
       25 Years On
 
 4. NICK DRAKE
       Fruit Tree
 
 5. POCO
       Very Best Of
 
 6. RODNEY CROWELL
       Collection
 
 7. DUANE ALLMAN
        An Anthology Volume 2
 
 8. STEELEYE SPAN
       Original Masters – Story
 
 9. ELTON JOHN
       Greatest Hits
 
10. GARY STEWART
        Gary’s Greatest
 
11. HANK WILLIAMS, JR.
       Greatest Hits
 
12. JACKSON 5
        Anthology
 
13. WIZZARD
        Wizzard Brew
 
14. TOWNES VAN ZANDT
        Anthology 1968 – 1979
 
15. AMOL DUUL
        The Best Of 1969 – 1974
 
16. JOHN ANDERSON
        Greatest Hits
 
17. JOHN LENNON
        Shaved Fish
 
18. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES
        Havin’ A Party
 
19. TALK TALK
        The Very Best Of: Natural History
 
20. KEITH WHITLEY
         Greatest Hits
 
21. ANN PEEBLES
        The Hi Records Master
 
22. OTIS CLAY
          The Best Of: Hi Records
 
23. BRUCE COCKBURN
         Waiting For A Miracle
 
24. ROY WOOD & WIZZARD
         16 Greats From The ’70s
 
25. WAYLON JENNINGS
         Greatest Hits
 
26. MICKEY GILLEY
         Greatest Hits
 
27. SYL JOHNSON
         The Love Chimes
 
28. LEON RUSSELL
         Best Of
 
29. R.E.O. SPEEDWAGON
         A Decade Of Rock & Roll
 
30. ZZ TOP
         Best Of
 
31. RASPBERRIES
        Best
 
32. COUNT BISHOPS
         The Best Of
 
33. DOLLY PARTON
         Collectors Series
 
34. ALICE COOPER
         Greatest Hits
 
35. ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
         The Road Goes On Forever
 
36. LAST POETS
         The Legend – The Best Of
 
37. COLIN BLUNSTONE
         Some Years: It’s The Time Of…
 
38. JAMES TAYLOR
         Greatest Hits
 
39. NILSSON
         Greatest Hits
 
40. STEPHEN STILLS
         Still Stills: The Best Of
 
41. BOOTSY COLLINS
        Back in The Day: The Best Of
 
42. FACES
         Snakes & Ladders
 
43. JERRY JEFF WALKER
         The Best of
 
44. GRIN
         Best Of Featuring Nils Lofgren
 
45. ALVIN LEE & TEN YEARS AFTER
         Classic Performances
 
46. MANDRILL
         The Best Of
 
47. ARGENT
         Anthology
 
48. JOE COCKER
         Greatest Hits
 
49. CHI-LITES
         Greatest Hits
 
50. 10 C.C.
         Greatest Hits 1972 – 1978
 
51. THREE DOG NIGHT
        Joy To The World
 
52. NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
         Greatest Hits
 
53. LOU REED
         Walk On The Wild Side
 
54. SEALS & CROFT
         Greatest Hits
 
55. RINGO STARR
         Starr Struck: The Best Of Volume 2
 
56. JAMES GANG
         Best Of
 
57. URIAH HEEP
         Best Of
 
58. MOTT THE HOOPLE
         Greatest Hits
 
59. KING BISCUIT BOY
         Badly Bent: the Best Of
 
60. GEORGE HARRISON
          Best Of
 
61. HANK WILLIAMS, JR.
        Greatest Hits II
 
62. HANK WILLIAMS, JR.
         Greatest Hits III
 
63. BILLY COBHAM
         Best Of
 
64. J. GEILS BAND
         Best Of… Two
 
65. GARY NUMAN & THE TUBEWAY ARMY
        Premier Hits
 
66. LOGGINS & MESSINA
         Best Of Friends
 
67. JAMES BROWN
         Doing It To Death
 
68. JETHRO TULL
         Repeat – Best Of Tull II
 
69. DAVE MASON
         Very Best Of
 
70. FOCUS
          Greatest Hits Of
 
71. FLEETWOOD MAC / CHRISTINE PERFECT
        Albatross
 
72. ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA
         Flashback
 
73. NEW BIRTH
         Golden Classics
 
74. LAURA LEE
         Greatest Hits
 
75. TIM WEISBERG
         Smile: The Best Of
 
76. PAT TRAVERS
         Boom Boom / The Best Of
 

 

TOP FAVOURITE REGGAE – THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES

TOP FAVOURITE REGGAE – THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES
 
  
 1. TROJAN RECORDS
      Creation Rockers Volume 1 – 6
 
 2. COUNT OSSIE & THE MYSTIC REVELATIONS OF RASTAFARI
       Grounation
 
 3. PRINCE BUSTER
       Fabulous Greatest Hits
 
 4. TOOTS & THE MAYTALS
       Funky Kingston
 
 5. SKATALITES
       Foundation Ska
 
 6. DENNIS BROWN
       Visions
 
 7. BOB MARLEY
       Catch A Fire
 
 8. CONGOS
       Heart Of The Congo
 
 9. DR. ALIMANTADO
       Best Dressed Chicken In Town
 
10. JOE HIGGS
        Life Of Contradiction
 
11. BUNNY WAILER
       Blackheart Man
 
12. LINTON KWESI JOHNSON
        Dread Beat An’ Blood
 
13. HEPTONES
        On Top
 
14. PETER TOSH
        Equal Rights
 
15. JUDY MOWATT
        Black Woman
 
16. BURNING SPEAR
        Marcus Garvey
 
17. PIONEERS
        Long Shot Kick De Bucket
 
18. JACOB MILLER
        Greatest Hits!
 
19. YABBY YOU
        Jesus Dread 1972 – 1977
 
20. CULTURE
         Cumbolo
 
21. GREGORY ISAAKS
        Early Years
 
22. PETER TOSH
         Legalize It
 
23. RITA MARLEY
         Who Knows It Feels It
 
24. MEDITATIONS
         Messages From the Meditations
 
25. RAS MICHAEL & SONS OF NEGUS
         Rastafari
 
26. U ROY
         Version Galore
 
27. BOB MARLEY
         African Herbsman
 
28. BOB MARLEY
         Live!
 
29. ASWAD
         Showcase
 
30. HUGH MUNDELL
          Africa Must Be Free By 1983
 
31. BIG YOUTH
        Screaming Target
 
32. HEPTONES
         Night Food
 
33. CULTURE
         Two Sevens Clash
 
34. JACKIE MITTOO
        Champion In The Arena 1976-1977
 
35. BLACK UHURU
         Vital Selection
 
36. PRINCE FAR-I
         Message From A King
 
37. IJAHMAN
         Are We A Warrior
 
38. AUGUSTUS PABLO
         King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
 
39. PETER TOSH
         Bush Doctor
 
40. TOMMY MC COOK & SUPER SONIC
         Top Secret
 
41. DESMOND DEKKER
        The Original Rudeboy
 
42. BURNING SPEAR
         Harder Than The Rest
 
43. THIRD WORLD
         Journey To Addis
 
44. LEE PERRY & FRIENDS
         Give Me Power
 
45. LEE PERRY & THE UPSETTERS
         Some Of The Best
 
46. I ROY
         Presenting
47. BOB MARLEY
         Rasta Revolution
 
48. LEE PERRY & THE UPSETTERS
         Upsetters Collection
 
49. HEPTONES
         Party Time
 
50. CULTURE
          Harder Than The Rest
 
51. LEE PERRY & THE UPSETTERS
        Chapter 1
 
52. JOE GIBBS & FRIENDS
         Reggae Train
 
53. LINTON KWESI JOHNSON
         Independent Intavenshen
 
54. BOB MARLEY
         Rastaman Vibration
 
 
 

TOP FAVOURITE REGGAE – THE EIGHTIES

TOP FAVOURITE REGGAE – THE EIGHTIES
  
 
  
 1. BARRINGTON LEVY
     Englishman
 2. BLACK UHURU
     Red
  3. DENNIS BROWN
      Money in My Pocket
 4. AUGUSTUS PABLO
      East Of The River Nile
 5. STEEL PULSE
      Earth Crisis
 6. BLACK UHURU
      Sinsemilla
 7. BUNNY WAILER
       Sings The Wailers
 8. PABLO MOSES
      Pave The Way
 9. MIGHTY DIAMONDS
      Vital Selection
10. MIKEY DREAD
       Beyond World War III
11. MUTABARUKA
       The Mystery Unfolds
12. HALF PINT
       (Half Pint)
13. YELLOWMAN
       Look How Me Sexy
14. EEK-A-MOUSE
       Mouseketeer
15. GLADIATORS
       Symbol Of Reality
16. PRINCE FAR-I
        Jamaican Heroes
17. WAILING SOULS
        Firehouse Rock
18. EEK-A-MOUSE
        The Man & The Mouse
19. STEEL PULSE
        True Democracy
20. LUCKY DUBE
        Retrospective
21. MARCIA GRIFFITHS
       Marcia
22. BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS
        Natural Mystic

FAVOURITE COMEDY ALBUMS

  
FAVOURITE COMEDY ALBUMS
 
FOREWORD: During the ’60s and ’70s, comedy albums made a deep impact on American society. But towards the ’80s, commercial radio and moronic corporate label politics kept any worthwhile non-musical acts from gaining major exposure. Perhaps HBO has filled in the gap.
 
 
 1. FIRESIGN THEATRE
     How Can You Be Two Places At Once When You’re Not Anywhere At All
 
 2. RICHARD PRYOR
      Bicentennial Nigger
 
 3. FIRESIGN THEATRE
      Everything You Know Is Wrong
 
 4. BILL COSBY
     To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With
 
 5. GEORGE CARLIN
     Class Clown
 
 6. FIRESIGN THEATRE
       Don’t Crush That Dwarf, Hand Me The Pliers
 
 7. NATIONAL LAMPOON
      Lemmings
 
 8. WOODY ALLEN
       Stand Up Comic
 
 9. VAUGHN MEADER
       The First Family
 
10. STEVE MARTIN
       A Wild & Crazy Guy
 
11. GEORGE CARLIN
       FM & AM
 
12. FIRESIGN THEATRE
      Waiting For The Electrician Or Someone Like Him
 
13. CHEECH Y CHONG
       Big Bambu

FAVOURITE COMPILATIONS – CONCERTS / VARIOUS ARTISTS

FAVOURITE COMPILATIONS – CONCERTS / VARIOUS ARTISTS

 
FOREWORD: Amongst thousands of singles (45 RPM vinyl recordings), these compilations fill out my collection of rock, soul, country, punk, and more. Various artists, some well-known, others merely one or no-hit wonders, are featured. Towards the bottom of this list (from #80 on down) are less-known collections that contain a few ‘nuggets’ I wouldn’t be caught without – but little else.
 
   
 1. STAX – VOLT: COMPLETE SINGLES COLLECTION 1959-1968
 
 2. NUGGETS: ORIGINAL ARTYFACTS FIRST PSYCHEDELIC ERA
 
 3. LOVE TRAIN: THE SOUND OF PHILADELPHIA
 
 4. NUGGETS: ORIGINAL ARTYFACTS BRITISH EMPIRE & BEYOND
 
 5. DR. DEMENTO PRESENTS THE GREATEST NOVELTY HITS OF ALL TIME 

 

 6. HARRY SMITH – ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN FOLK MUSIC

 7. YOUR HIT PARADE – THE WAR YEARS (1941-1945)+ 1946/1951/1952

 8. WOODSTOCK

 9. AMERICAN GRAFFITI

10. PHIL SPECTOR: A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU

11. SOUNDTRACK – THE HARDER THEY COME

12. LOUD, FAST & OUT OF CONTROL: THE WILD SOUNDS OF ‘50S ROCK

13. TOUGHER THAN TOUGH: THE STORY OF JAMAICAN MUSIC

14. HARLEM NEW YORK – THE DOO-WOP ERA

15. ‘THE LAST WALTZ’ STARRING THE BAND

16. BURNING AMBITIONS: HISTORY OF PUNK

17. JAY MILLER SESSIONS: TAG ALONG

18. CONCERT FOR BANGLADESH

19. GIRL IN THE TIGHT BLUE JEANS – LOUISIANA BLUES

20. O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU?

21. GIMME INDIE ROCK V. 1

22. BLANK GENERATION – THE NEW YORK SCENE

23. GOLD SOUL – STAX RECORDS

24. NUGGETS VOLUME 11: POP PART IV

25. WHIP IT ON ‘EM – VARIOUS SOUL ARTISTS

26. TALES FROM THE AUSTRALIAN UNDERGROUND (1976-1989)

27. JAZZ ROCK BLUES PROJECT

28. THIS ARE TWO TONE

29. FOLKWAYS: A VISION SHARED/ TRIBUTE: WOODY GUTHRIE & LEADBELLY

30. HYPE! MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

31. TIBETAN FREEDOM CONCERT

32. THE ISLAND STORY

33. IMMEDIATE SINGLES STORY/ 20 X 10 A COMPLEAT COLLECTION

34. THE BEST OF CHESS VOCAL GROUPS

35. KINGS OF AFRICAN MUSIC

36. THE SOUTH’S GREATEST HITS – CAPRICORN RECORDS

37. OLDIES BUT GOODIES

38. YELLOW PILLS- THE BEST OF AMERICAN POP!

39. WE’RE DESPERATE – THE L.A. SCENE

40. UNITED KINGDOM OF PUNK: THE HARDCORE YEARS

41. THE BEST OF BOMP! VOLUME 1

42. LAS VEGAS GRIND!

43. WILD MEN RIDE WILD GUITARS!- NON-STOP ORIGINAL ROCKABILLY

44. HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK VOLUME III

45. JOOK BLOCKBUSTERS VOL. 1: 100% BONA-FIDE R & B STOMPERS

46. I.R.S. GREATEST HITS VOLUME II & III

47. BOSS DRAG ’64: ROAD SEARING SOUNDS FROM SUPER CHARGED SIXTIES!

48. STORMING ‘60S SOUL SOUNDS!

49. WILD SURF! LIVELY ONES/SURFTONES/CENTURIONS/IMPACTS/SENTINALS

50. L.A. CONFIDENTIAL SOUNDTRACK

51. FASTER & LOUDER – HARDCORE PUNK VOLUME 1 & 2

52. COLLECTORS RECORDS OF ’50′S & ’60′S VOL. 2 & 3- LAURIE RECORDS

53. I WANT TO TAKE YOU HIGHER 1966 – 1972: AMERICAN SOUL

54. ROOTS OF BRITISH ROCK

55. MR. MAGIC’S RAP ATTACK VOLUME II

56. NUGGETS VOLUME 4: POP PART II

57. WOODSTOCK II

58. TROUBLEMAN MIX-TAPE

59. HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK VOLUME II

60. INDIVIDUALS – COLUMBIA JAZZ 1977- 1980

61. VELVET GOLDMINE

62. 1 GIANT LEAP

63. DEADICATED – VARIOUS ARTISTS

64. SONGS FOR THE JETSET VOLUME 2

65. 8 MILE SOUNDTRACK

66. ROLL WIT THA FLAVA

67. MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “JUDGMENT NIGHT”

68. SOUNDTRACK – FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH

69. TOO MUCH GOIN’ ON : 16 YELLPIN’ SCALPIN’, POW WOWWING TUNES

70. MENACE II SOCIETY ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK

71. U.S.A. FOR AFRICA – WE ARE THE WORLD

72. VITAL ORGANS: GROOVY SOUNDS UNLIMITED & MR. FINE WINE PRESENT

73. IF I WERE A CARPENTER – VARIOUS ARTISTS

74. RETURN OF THE GREVIOUS ANGEL: A TRIBUTE TO GRAM PARSONS

75. NO ALTERNATIVE

76. SWEET RELIEF: A BENEFIT FOR VICTORIA WILLIAMS

77. THE LOUNGE AX DEFENSE & RELOCATION CD

78. GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT: THE SONGS OF THE KINKS

79. ATTACK OF THE KILLER B’S VOLUME I

80. MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE “DEAD MAN WALKING”

81. HELLBOUND HOT RODS!

82. LOST TREASURES – DEL*FI RECORDS

83. PULP SURFIN’ – DEL*FI RECORDS

84. SUCK IT & SEE

85. HELP: A CHARITY PROJECT FOR THE CHILDREN OF BOSNIA

86. FIVE RING CIRCUS – 29 BANDS FROM ATHENS, GEORGIA

87. SHOTS IN THE DARK – DEL*FI RECORDS

88. A TRIBUTE TO BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN’S NEBRASKA: BADLANDS

89. AIN’T NUTHIN’ BUT A SHE THING

90. KIDS SOUNDTRACK

91. SOUNDTRACK – PRETTY IN PINK

92. EVERY MAN HAS A WOMAN: YOKO ONO TRIBUTE

93. A MODERN GIRL GROUP COMPILATION: THE GIRLS CAN’T HELP IT

94. SOUNDTRACK – PARTY! PARTY!

95. SINGLES SOUNDTRACK

96. SONGS FROM THE “COOL WORLD” SOUNDTRACK

97. SLAVES OF NEW YORK

98. CAROLINA FUNK: FIRST IN FUNK

99. ISLE OF WIGHT / ATLANTA POP FESTIVAL

100. THE BRIDGE: A TRIBUTE TO NEIL YOUNG

101. NEW JACK CITY

102. THE SHOW SOUNDTRACK

103. POOR LITTLE KNITTER ON THE ROAD: TRIBUTE TO THE KNITTERS

104. LOUNGE-A-PALOOZA

105. A LIFE LESS ORDINARY

106. FRIDAY

107. BLUE CHEER / H.P. LOVECRAFT / HELLO PEOPLE

108. AMBITIOUS?: CHERRY DISC RECORDS

109. PRETTY WOMAN SOUNDTRACK

110. WAITING TO EXHALE

111. ASTRO SHEEN

112. AT THE FEVER : DISCO

113. REGGAE ON THE RIVER: 10TH ANNIVERSARY

114. THE CROW SOUNDTRACK

115. THE NEPTUNES PRESENT…CLONES

116. AIRHEADS ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK

117. ABOVE THE RIM SOUNDTRACK

118. DANGEROUS MINDS

119. BATMAN FOREVER

120. BUBBAPALOOZA “CHRONICLE OF THE REDNECK UNDERGROUND”

121. HELLCAT RECORDS PRESENTS: GIVE ‘EM THE BOOT

122. A SAUCERFUL OF PINK: A TRIBUTE TO PINK FLOYD – CLEOPATRA

123. DUMB AND DUMBER

124. TANK GIRL

125. PRET-A-PORTER

126. BASKETBALL DIARIES

127. BULWORTH SOUNDTRACK

128. PARTICLE THEORY

129. LAST ACTION HERO SOUNDTRACK

130. THIS IS INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTION VOL. 1

131. TOOTH & NAIL ROCK SAMPLER VOLUME 1

132. SOUNDTRACK – SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL

 

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2008

FAVOURITE HIP-HOP ALBUMS – 2008
 
FOREWORD: Beginning in 1988, these yearly hip-hop charts rank my favorite albums bought or serviced during each calendar year.
 
   
 1. Q-TIP
      The Renaissance
 
 2. BLACK MILK
       Tronic
 
 3. NAS
       Nas
 
 4. ROOTS
       Rising Down
 
 5. ATMOSPHERE
       When Life Gives You The Lemons, You Paint That Shit Gold
 
 6. LIL WAYNE
       Tha Carter III
 
 7. DEL THE FUNKY HOMOSAPIEN
        Eleventh Hour
 
 8. PETE ROCK
        N.Y.’s Finest