Recycled Goods:
Column Index 2012

#103: December 2012

  1. Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran (1997-2010, Sham Palace) [A-]
  2. The Doors: L.A. Woman: 40th Anniversary (1971, Elektra, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  3. Louisiana Red: When My Mama Was Living (1975, Labor) [A-]
  4. Eric Salzman: The Nude Paper Sermon/Wiretap (1966-72, Labor, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  5. Juma Sultan's Aboriginal Music Society: Whispers From the Archive (1970-78, Porter) [A-]
  6. Jewel Ackah: Me Dear (1990, Highlife World) [B+(***)]
  7. Archers of Loaf: White Trash Heroes (1998, Merge) [B+(**)]
  8. Drexciya: Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller II (1994-98, Clone Classic Cuts) [B+(**)]
  9. Encre: Encre (2001, Clapping Music) [A-]
  10. Encre: Flux (2004, Clapping Music) [A-]
  11. Encre: Common Chord (2006, Clapping Music) [B+(***)]
  12. Scott Fields: 5 Frozen Eggs (1996, Clean Feed) [B+(***)]
  13. Clare Fischer Orchestra: Extension (1963, International Phonograph) [B]
  14. Jan Garbarek/Egberto Gismonti/Charlie Haden: Carta de Amor (1981, ECM, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  15. Dexter Gordon: The Chronological Dexter Gordon 1943-1947 (1943-47, Classics) [A-]
  16. Dexter Gordon: Night Ballads: Montreal 1977 (1977, Uptown) [B+(*)]
  17. Rodney Kendrick: The Secrets of Rodney Kendrick (1993, Verve) [A-]
  18. Rodney Kendrick: Last Chance for Common Sense (1995, Verve) [B+(***)]
  19. The Lijadu Sisters: Mother Africa (1977, Knitting Factory) [B+(**)]
  20. The Lijadu Sisters: Sunshine (1978, Knitting Factory) [B-]
  21. Louisiana Red: The Lowdown Back Porch Blues (1963, Rhino) [B+(***)]
  22. The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume One (1980-87, Stones Throw) [B+(**)]
  23. The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume Two (1981-2004, Stones Throw) [B+(***)]
  24. R. Stevie Moore: Lo Hi Fives . . . A Kind of Best Of (2012, O Genesis) [B]
  25. Yaa-Lengi Ngemi: Oh, Miziki (1986, MiyeMi) [A-]
  26. Michael Sahl & Eric Salzman: Civilization and Its Discontents (1978, Labor) [B]

#102: November 2012

  1. The Birth of the Third Stream (1956-57, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(***)]
  2. Excello Vocal Groups (1955-60, AVI/Excello) [B+(***)]
  3. Bill Laswell: Deconstruction: The Celluloid Recordings (1979-87, Restless, 2CD) [A-]
  4. Polk Miller & the Old South Quartette: Music of the Old South (1909-28, Flaherty) [A-]
  5. Wililam Parker: Centering: Unreleased Early Recordings 1976-1987 (1976-87, NoBusiness, 6CD) [A-]
  6. Preservation Hall Jazz Band: 50th Anniversary Collection (1962-2010, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) [B+(***)]
  7. Sound D'Afrique (1979-81, Mango) [A-]
  8. Heiner Stadler: Brains on Fire (1966-74, P&C Labor, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  9. Tony Allen: Home Cooking (2002, Narada) [B+(**)]
  10. Joan Armatrading: Track Record (1976-83, A&M) [B+(**)]
  11. Joe Arroyo: Super Fiesta Con Joe Arroyo (1990-99, Disco Fuentes) [B+(**)]
  12. The Corruptor: The Soundtrack (1999, Jive) [B+(**)]
  13. Cheryl Crow: Tuesday Night Music Club (1993, A&M) [B+(***)]
  14. Dicks: Kill From the Heart/Hate the Police (1980-83, Alternative Tentacles) [B+(***)]
  15. Dominic Duval/Jason Kao Hwang: The Experiment (1999, Blue Jackel) [B+(**)]
  16. Herb Geller: Playing Jazz: The Musical Autobiography of Herb Geller (1995, Fresh Sound) [B+(***)]
  17. Stan Getz, Coleman Hawkins & More: Battle of the Saxes (1944-46, Tradition) [B+(***)]
  18. Shirley Horn: You Won't Forget Me (1990, Verve) [B+(**)]
  19. Italian Instabile Orchestra: Skies of Europe (1994, ECM) [B+(**)]
  20. Judgment Night: Music From the Motion Picture (1993, Immortal/Epic Soundtrax) [B+(*)]
  21. Lemon Jelly: Lost Horizons (2002, XL) [B+(**)]
  22. Abbey Lincoln/Hank Jones: When Therre Is Love (1992, Verve) [B+(**)]
  23. Mano Negra: Patchanka (1988, EMI/Virgin) [B+(**)]
  24. Mano Negra: King of Bongo (1990-91, EMI/Virgin) [B+(*)]
  25. Mano Negra: Amerika Perdida (1988-91, EMI/Virgin) [B+(***)]
  26. Mourmourika: Songs of the Greek Underworld (1930-55, Rounder) [B+(*)]
  27. Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio: Timezones (1990, Amadeo) [B+(*)]
  28. Randy Newman: The Best of Randy Newman (1968-99, Warner Archives/Rhino) [B+(***)]
  29. Pass the Mic: The Posse Album (1988-95, Priority) [A-]
  30. Ivo Perelman/Borah Bergman: Geometry (1996, Leo) [B+(***)]
  31. The Persuasions: Man, Oh Man: The Power of the Persuasions (1971-72, Capitol) [B+(***)]
  32. Spike Robinson: Very Live in Boulder, Colorado (1974, Hep) [B+(*)]
  33. Loren Schoenberg: S'Posin' (1990, Musicmasters) [B+(**)]
  34. Ricardo Silveira: Storyteller (1995, Adventure Music) [B+(**)]
  35. Southern Journey, Volume 2: Ballads and Breakdowns: Songs From the Southern Mountains (1959, Rounder) [A-]
  36. Southern Journey, Volume 3: 61 Highway Mississippi: Delta Country Blues, Spirituals, Work Songs & Dance Music (1959, Rounder) [B+(***)]
  37. Spearhead: Chocolate Supa Highway (1997, Capitol) [B+(***)]
  38. Dick Sudhalter & His London Friends: After Awhile (1994, Challenge) [B+(**)]
  39. U-Roy and Friends: Your Ace From Space (1969-70, Trojan) [A-]
  40. Jack Walrath and the Masters of Suspense: Hip Gnosis (1995, TCB) [B+(**)]
  41. Ben Webster: Birdland 1952 (1952, Jazz Anthology) [B+(***)]
  42. Dottie West: The Essential Dottie West (1963-74, RCA) [B+(**)]

#101: October 2012

  1. Bo Diddley: Rare & Well Done (1955-68, Chess) [A-]
  2. KC & the Sunshine Band: 25th Anniversary Edition (1973-94, Rhino, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  3. Knocky Parker/Dick Wellstood/Galvanized Washboard Band: In Gay Old New Orleans (1949-68, GHB) [B+(***)]
  4. Art Pepper: Unreleased Art Pepper Vol. VII: Sankei Hall, Osaka, Japan (1980, Widow's Taste, 2CD) [A-]
  5. Roots N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 (1925-50, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) [A-]
  6. The Smothers Brothers: Sibling Revelry: The Best of the Smothers Brothers (1962-68, Rhino) [B+(**)]
  7. The Art of Noise: In Visible Silence (1986, China/Polydor) [B+(***)]
  8. Gene Autry: Blues Singer, 1929-1931: "Booger Rooger Saturday Nite" (1929-31, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  9. Pato Baton and the Reggae Revolution: Collections (1988-94, IRS) [B+(***)]
  10. Beats & Rhymes: Hip-Hop of the '90s, Part II (1990-92, Rhino) [B+(***)]
  11. The Best of B-Boy Records (1987-88, Landspeed, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  12. Laura Boosinger: Down the Road (1998, Laura's Label) [B+(***)]
  13. Boyz II Men: Cooleyhighharmony (1991, Motown) [B+(**)]
  14. Henry Butler: Blues & More, Volume I (1992, Windham Hill) [B+(*)]
  15. Otis Clay: Soul Man: Live in Japan (1983, Blueseye Blues/Rounder) [B+(*)]
  16. Culture: Good Things (1989, RAS) [B+(**)]
  17. Jesse Davis: First Insight (1998, Concord) [B+(***)]
  18. DeBarge: The Ultimate Collection (1982-87, Motown) [B+(**)]
  19. Giora Feidman: The Magic of the Klezmer (1986, Delos) [B+(**)]
  20. Bob Florence: Jewels (1979-86, Discovery) [B+(**)]
  21. Don Friedman: Don Friedman at Maybeck: Maybeck Recital Hall Series Volume Thirty-Three (1993, Concord) [B+(*)]
  22. João Gilberto: Amoroso/Brasil (1976-80, Warner Brothers) [B+(***)]
  23. Grits & Grooves! (1966-77, Instant) [B+(**)]
  24. Loleatta Holloway: Queen of the Night: The Ultimate Club Collection (1978-2000, The Right Stuff) [C+]
  25. Si Kahn: New Wood (1974, Philo) [A-]
  26. KC & the Sunshine Band: Greatest Hits (1974-80, TK) [A-]
  27. KC & the Sunshine Band: The Best of KC & the Sunshine Band (1974-82, Rhino) [A-]
  28. Roger Kellaway/Red Mitchell: Life's a Take (1992, Concord) [B+(***)]
  29. Talib Kweli: Quality (2002, MCA) [B]
  30. Bobby Lamb Meets Bob Florence with Trinity Big Band: Trinity Fair (1993, Hep) [B]
  31. Eddy Lawrence: Used Parts (1992, Snowplow) [B+(**)]
  32. Barrington Levy: 20 Vintage Hits (1979-85, Sonic Sounds) [B+(**)]
  33. Louisiana Saturday Night (1959-93, Ace) [B+(*)]
  34. Macka B: Sign of the Times (1986, Ariwa) [B+(***)]
  35. The Magnetic Fields: Get Lost (1995, Merge) [B+(***)]
  36. Pat Martino: Alone Together With Bobby Rose (1977-78, High Note) [B+(*)]
  37. Carmen McRae/Betty Carter: The Carmen McRae-Betty Carter Duets (1987, Verve) [B+(**)]
  38. MTV: The First 1000 Years: Hip-Hop (1982-98, Rhino) [A-]
  39. Gene Phillips: Swinging the Blues (1947-51, Ace) [A-]
  40. Marvin Pontiac: The Legendary Marvin Pontiac: Greatest Hits (1999, Strange & Beautiful) [B+(*)]
  41. Bud Powell: From Birdland, New York City, 1956 (1956, Jazz Anthology) [B+(**)]
  42. Irene Reid: The Queen of the Party (1997-2003, Savant) [B+(***)]
  43. Billy Lee Riley: Blue Collar Blues (1992, Hightone) [B+(**)]
  44. Paul Rishell & Annie Raines: I Want You to Know (1996, Tone-Cool) [B+(*)]
  45. David Rudder: Beloved (1998, JWP) [B+(*)]
  46. 7L & Esoteric: DC: Bars of Death (2004, Babygrande) [B+(***)]
  47. Slave: Stellar Fungk: The Best of Slave (1977-85, Rhino) [B+(*)]
  48. The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives and Steel Vol. 2 (1927-34, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(**)]
  49. Hal Smith/Keith Ingham/Bobby Gordon: Music From the Mauve Decades (1993, Sackville) [B+(**)]
  50. The Sound of the Delta (1963-65, Testament) [B+(**)]
  51. Stoney Lonesome: Lonesome Tonight (1991, Red House) [B+(**)]
  52. Caetano Veloso: Personalidade (1968-84, Verve) [B+(**)]
  53. Bob Weir: Ace (1972, Arista) [B+(***)]

#100: September 2012

  1. Svend Asmussen: The Extraordinary Life and Music of a Jazz Legend (1935-49, Shanachie) [B+(***)]
  2. The John R T Davies Collection: Volume 1: Jazz Classics (1928-35, JSP, 4CD) [B+(***)]
  3. Duke Ellington: Swing Legends: 24 Classic Hits [Robert Parker Classic Years in Digital Stereo] (1929-47, Nimbus) [A]
  4. Frankie "Half-Pint" Jaxon: Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, Volume 1 (1926-29, Document) [A-]
  5. Spike Jones: Musical Depreciation Revue: The Spike Jones Anthology (1942-59, Rhino, 2CD) [A-]
  6. Louis Jordan: Five Guys Named Moe (1943-45, Charly) [B]
  7. Roland Kirk: Rahsaan: The Complete Mercury Recordings of Roland Kirk (1961-65, Mercury, 11CD) [B+(**)]
  8. OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980 (1937-82, Ellipsis Arts, 3CD) [A-]
  9. The Rough Guide to Highlife [2nd Edition] ([2012], World Music Network, 2CD) [A]
  10. Aesop Rock: Daylight (2001, Definitive Jux, EP) [B+(**)]
  11. Arthur Alexander: Lonely Just Like Me (1993, Elektra/Musician) [B+(**)]
  12. Aphex Twin: Selected Ambient Works Volume II (1994, Sire, 2CD) [B]
  13. Sidney Bechet: In Paris: Volume 1 (1953-64 [1995], Disques Vogue/RCA) [C+]
  14. Blue Lu, Wee Bea & Baby Dee: Don't You Feel My Leg (1946-50, Delmark) [B+(***)]
  15. Boards of Canada: Music Has a Right to Children (1998, Matador/Warp) [A-]
  16. Tiny Bradshaw: The EP Collection . . . Plus (1950-55, See for Miles) [B+(**)]
  17. Cajun Vol. 1: Abbeville Breakdown (1929-39, Columbia) [B+(***)]
  18. Calypso Rose: Soca Diva (1993, Ice) [B+(**)]
  19. Clifton Chenier: Bayou Blues (1955, Specialty) [B+(***)]
  20. June Christy: The Misty Miss Christy (1955, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  21. Guy Clark: Dublin Blues (1995, Elektra/Asylum) [B+(***)]
  22. Leonard Cohen: New Skin for Old Ceremony (1974, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  23. Steve Coleman/Robin Eubanks/Greg Osby/Cassandra Wilson: Flashback on M-Base (JMT) [B+(*)]
  24. Bootsy Collins: Glory B Da Funk's on Me: The Bootsy Collins Anthology (1976-82, Warner Archives/Rhino, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  25. Elizabeth Cotten: Live! (1983, Arhoolie) [B+(***)]
  26. Don Covay: Checkin' In With Don Covay (1973-74, Mercury) [B]
  27. Pee Wee Crayton/Percy Mayfield/Memphis Slim/Jimmy Witherspoon: Blues From Dolphin's of Hollywood (1953-55, Specialty) [A-]
  28. Cymande: Promised Heights (1974, Newhouse) [B]
  29. Craig David: Born to Do It (2001, Wildstar/Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  30. Craig David: Slicker Than Your Average (2002, Wildstar/Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  31. DJ Logic: The Anomaly (2001, Ropeadope) [B+(**)]
  32. Early Mandolin Classics (1927-34, Rounder) [B+(***)]
  33. The Firesign Theatre: Shoes for Industry! The Best of the Firesign Theatre (1967-75, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [B]
  34. Dick Gaughan: Handful of Earth (1981, Green Linnet) [B+(**)]
  35. Genius/GZA: Liquid Swords (1995, Geffen) [B+(***)]
  36. Merle Haggard: Serving 190 Proof (1979, MCA) [A-]
  37. Merle Haggard: The Peer Sessions (1996-99, Audium) [B+(**)]
  38. Al Haig: Al Haig Today! (1965, Fresh Sound) [B+(*)]
  39. Roscoe Holcomb: The High Lonesome Sound (1961-74, Smithsonian/Folkways) [B+(*)]
  40. Industrial Strength Machine Music: The Framework of Industrial Rock 1978-1995 (1978-95, Rhino) [B+(**)]
  41. D.D. Jackson: Anthem (2000, RCA) [B]
  42. Herb Jeffries: Say It Isn't So (1957, Bethlehem) [B-]
  43. Tom Johnson/Eberhard Blum: Rational Melodies (1993, Hat Art) [B+(***)]
  44. George Jones: And Along Came Jones (1991, MCA) [B+(**)]
  45. George Jones: I Lived to Tell It All (1996, MCA) [B+(*)]
  46. George Jones/Tammy Wynette: Together Again: The Encore Collection (1972-85, BMG Special Products) [C]
  47. Kansas City Hot Jazz [Robert Parker's Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo] (1926-30, ABC) [B+(**)]
  48. Karantamba: Ndigal (1984, Teranga Beat) [A-]
  49. Lotte Lenya: Lenya Sings Weill: The American Theatre Songs (1955-66, Sony Classical) [A-]
  50. Lil Wayne: The Drought Is Over 2: The Carter 3 Sessions (2007, Mixtrap) [B+(***)]
  51. Lil Wayne: Da Drought 3 (2007, Mixtrap) [A-]
  52. Lord Kitchener: Klassic Kitchener: Volume Three (1970-91, Ice) [A-]
  53. Nellie Lutcher: The Best of Nellie Lutcher (1947-51, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  54. J.E. Mainer & the Mountaineers: 18 Gospel Gavorites (1967-69, Rural Rhythm) [B+(**)]
  55. Marley Marl: The Best of Cold Chillin': In Control Vols. I + II (1988-91, Landspeed, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  56. Mighty Spoiler: Unspoilt (1953-60, Ice) [B+(**)]
  57. Garnett Mimms: Cry Baby: The Best of Garnet Mimms (1963-66, EMI) [B+(**)]
  58. Minutemen: Post-Mersh, Vol. 2: Buzz or Howl Under the Influence of Heat/Project Mersh (1983-85, SST) [B+(**)]
  59. Willie Mitchell: Soul Serenade: The Best of Willie Mitchell (1964-74, Capitol) [B]
  60. Modern Vocal Groups, Volume 3 (1949-55, Ace) [B]
  61. Modern Vocal Groups, Volume 4 (1954-56, Ace) [B+(*)]
  62. MTV's AMP (1996-97, Caroline) [B+(**)]
  63. My Rough and Rowdy Ways, Vol. 1 (1920s-30s, Yazoo) [B+(**)]
  64. Albert Nicholas: Albert's Back in Town (1959, Delmark) [A-]
  65. Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (1970s, Soundway) [B+(**)]
  66. Sinéad O'Connor: So Far: The Best of Sinéad O'Connor (1986-97, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  67. The Original Sound of Cumbia (1948-79, Soundway, 2CD) [A]
  68. Other Dimensions in Music Special Quintet w/Matthew Shipp: Time Is of the Essence Is Beyond Time (1997, AUM Fidelity) [B]
  69. Hot Lips Page: An Introduction to Hot Lips Page: His Best Recordings 1929-1945 (1929-45, Best of Jazz) [B+(***)]
  70. Procul Harum: The Best of Procol Harum (1967-72, A&M) [B]
  71. Rock 'n' Roll Party: Volume 1 The Early '50's (1947-56, RCA) [B+(**)]
  72. Roy Rogers: Country Music Hall of Fame Series (1937-42, MCA) [B+(*)]
  73. Raymond Scott: The Music of Raymond Scott: Reckless Nights and Turkish Twilights (1937-40, Columbia/Legacy) [B+(***)]
  74. Solesides' Greatest Bumps (1992-97, Quannum Projects, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  75. Omar Souleyman: Haflat Gharbia: The Western Concerts (2009-11, Sublime Frequencies) [A-]
  76. Speckled Red: The Dirty Dozens (1955-57, Delmark) [B+(***)]
  77. Spring Heel Jack: Oddities (2000, Thirst Ear) [B-]
  78. Ralph Stanley: Saturday Night (1992, Freeland) [B+(*)]
  79. Buddy Tate with Humphrey Lyttelton: Swinging Scorpio (1974, Black Lion) [B+(**)]
  80. The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (1979-86, Chrysalis, 2CD) [B]
  81. Unsung Heroes: Unleashed (2000, 75 Ark) [A-]
  82. The Waitresses: King Biscuit Flower Hour (1982, King Biscuit) [B+(*)]
  83. Tom Waits: Used Songs (1973-1980) (1973-80, Elektra/ Rhino) [B+(**)]
  84. Tom Waits: Alice (2002, Anti-) [B+(***)]
  85. The Wandering Eyes: Songs of Forbidden Love (1998, Lazy Sob) [B+(**)]
  86. Dionne Warwick: The Very Best of Dionne Warwick (1962-74, Rhino) [A-]
  87. Dick Wellstood: Live at the Sticky Wicket (1986, Arbors, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  88. Neil Young: Road Rock, V. 1 (2000, Reprise) [B+(**)]

#99: July 2012

  1. Peter Appleyard and the Jazz Giants: The Lost Sessions 1974 (1974, Linus) [B+(**)]
  2. Paul and Linda McCartney: Ram (1971, Hear Music) [B-]
  3. Plug: Back on Time (1996, Ninja Tune) [A-]
  4. The Soul Stirrers: Shine on Me (1950, Specialty) [A-]
  5. Woody Shaw: The Complete Columbia Albums Collection (1977-81, Columbia/Legacy, 6CD) [B+(*)]
  6. Woody Shaw: Rosewood (1977, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  7. Woody Shaw: Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard (1978, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  8. Woody Shaw: Stepping Stones: Live at the Village Vanguard [Bonus Tracks] (1978, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  9. Woody Shaw: Woody III (1979, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  10. Woody Shaw: For Sure! (1979-80, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  11. Woody Shaw: United (1981, Columbia) [B]
  12. Francis Bebey: African Electronic Music 1975-1982 (1975-82, Born Bad) [A-]
  13. Alex Bradford: Rainbow in the Sky (1954-58, Specialty) [B+(***)]
  14. Johnny Cash: Bootleg Vol. IV: The Soul of Truth (1975-83, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  15. Joe Cocker: With a Little Help From My Friends (1969, A&M) [B]
  16. Joe Cocker: Joe Cocker! (1969, A&M) [B+(***)]
  17. Cotton Mather: Kontiki [Deluxe Edition] (1997, Star Apple Kingdom) [B+(*)]
  18. Aretha Franklin: The Very Best of Aretha Franklin: The '70s (1970-76, Rhino) [A-]
  19. Carole King: The Legendary Demos (1962-71, Hear Music) [B-]
  20. Wes Montgomery: Echoes of Indiana Avenue (1957-58, Resonance) [B+(***)]
  21. Motel Lovers: Southern Soul From the Chitlin' Circuit (1989-2006, Trikont) [B+(***)]
  22. Porter Ricks: Biokinetics (1996, Type) [B+(***)]
  23. Woody Shaw: Blackstone Legacy (1970, Contemporary) [B+(**)]
  24. Woody Shaw: Little Red's Fantasy (1976, Savoy Jazz) [B+(*)]
  25. Woody Shaw: Woody Plays Woody (1977-81, Savant) [B+(*)]
  26. Woody Shaw: Night Music (1982, Elektra Musician) [B-]
  27. Small Faces: Small Faces (1966, Decca) [B+(*)]
  28. Small Faces: From the Beginning (1965-66, Decca) [B]
  29. Small Faces: There Are but Four Small Faces (1967, Immediate) [B]
  30. Small Faces: Ogden's Nut Gone Flake (1968, Immediate) [B]
  31. The Soul Stirrers: Jesus Gave Me Water (1951-55, Specialty) [B+(**)]
  32. Swan Silvertones: Love Lifted Me/My Rock (1952-53, Specialty) [A-]
  33. Henry P. Warner/Earl Freeman/Philip Spigner: Freestyle Band (1984, NoBusiness) [B+(***)]

#98: June 2012

  1. Steve Lacy: Estilhaços: Live in Lisbon (1972, Clean Feed) [B+(*)]
  2. Frank Lowe: The Loweski (1973, ESP-Disk) [B+(*)]
  3. Mutamassik: Masri Mokkassar: Definitive Works (1996-2003, Sound Ink) [A-]
  4. Marzette Watts: Marzette Watts & Company (1966, ESP-Disk) [B+(*)]
  5. Frank Wright Quartet: Blues for Albert Ayler (1974, ESP-Disk) [A-]
  6. Aretha Franklin: You Grow Closer [Peacock Gospel Classics] (1956, MCA) [B]
  7. Aretha Franklin: Aretha: With the Ray Bryant Combo (1960-61, Columbia) [A-]
  8. Aretha Franklin: The Electrifying Aretha Franklin (1962, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  9. Aretha Franklin: The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin (1962, Columbia) [B-]
  10. Aretha Franklin: Laughing on the Outside (1963, Columbia) [B]
  11. Aretha Franklin: Unforgettable: A Tribute to Dinah Washington (1964, Columbia/Legacy) [B-]
  12. Aretha Franklin: Runnin' Out of Fools (1964, Columbia) [B+(**)]
  13. Aretha Franklin: Yeah!!! (1965, Columbia) [B+(*)]
  14. Aretha Franklin: Aretha Arrives (1967, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  15. Aretha Franklin: Lady Soul (1968, Atlantic) [A]
  16. Aretha Franklin: Aretha Now (1968, Atlantic) [A]
  17. Aretha Franklin: Aretha in Paris (1968, Atlantic) [B+(**)]
  18. Aretha Franklin: This Girl's in Love With You (1970, Atlantic) [B+(***)]
  19. Aretha Franklin: Live at Fillmore West (1971, Atlantic) [B+(*)]
  20. Aretha Franklin: Oh Me Oh My: Aretha Live in Philly, 1972 (1972, Rhino Handmade) [B+(***)]
  21. Aretha Franklin: Hey Now Hey (The Other Side of the Sky (1973, Atlantic) [B-]
  22. Aretha Franklin: Let Me in Your Life (1974, Atlantic) [B]
  23. Aretha Franklin: Sparkle (1976, Atlantic) [B+(*)]
  24. Aretha Franklin: Aretha (1980, Arista) [B]
  25. Aretha Franklin: Love All the Hurt Away (1981, Arista) [B+(**)]
  26. Aretha Franklin: Jump to It (1982, Arista) [B+(**)]
  27. Aretha Franklin: Get It Right (1983, Arista) [A-]
  28. Aretha Franklin: Aretha (1986, Arista) [B]
  29. Aretha Franklin: One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism (1987, Arista, 2CD) [B+(*)]
  30. Aretha Franklin: What You See Is What You Sweat (1991, Arista) [B]
  31. Aretha Franklin: So Damn Happy (2003, Arista) [B+(**)]
  32. Donna Summer: The Wanderer (1980, Geffen) [A-]
  33. Donna Summer: Crayons (2008, Burgundy) [B]

#97: May 2012

  1. Aretha Franklin: Knew You Were Waiting: The Best of Aretha Franklin 1980-1998 (1980-98, Arista/Legacy) [A-]
  2. Janis Joplin: The Pearl Sessions (1970, Columia/Legacy, 2CD) [A-]
  3. John Prine: The Singing Mailman Delivers (1970, Oh Boy, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  4. Remi Álvarez/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: First Duet Live (2010, JaZt Tapes) [B+(*)]
  5. Atomic: Feet Music (2001, Jazzland) [B+(***)]
  6. Atomic: Boom Boom (2002, Jazzland) [B+(***)]
  7. Atomic: The Bikini Tapes (2004, Jazzland, 3CD) [B+(***)]
  8. Atomic: Happy New Ears! (2005, Jazzland) [B+(*)]
  9. Atomic: Retrograde (2007-08, Jazzland, 2CD) [B+(**)]
  10. Atomic: Live in Seattle (2008, Jazzland) [B+(*)]
  11. Atomic: Theater Tilters Vol. 1 (2009, Jazzland) [B+(**)]
  12. Atomic: Theater Tilters Vol. 2 (2009, Jazzland) [B+(***)]
  13. Atomic: Here Comes Everybody (2011, Jazzland) [B+(**)]
  14. Raoul Björkenheim/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: Scorch Trio (2002, Rune Grammofon) [A-]
  15. Bobby Bradford/Frode Gjerstad/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: Reknes (2008, Circulasione Totale) [B+(***)]
  16. Circulasione Totale Orchestra: Open Port (2008, Circulasione Totale) [B+(**)]
  17. Close Erase: Close Erase (1995, Nor CD) [B+(***)]
  18. Close Erase: No. 2 (1998, Nor CD) [B+(**)]
  19. Close Erase: Dance This (2001, BP) [A-]
  20. The Electrics: Chain of Accidents (2000, Ayler) [B+(*)]
  21. Element: Element (1996, Turn Left Production) [B+(***)]
  22. Element: Shaman (1998, BP) [B+(***)]
  23. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Double Bass (2002-03, Sofa) [B+(**)]
  24. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Quintet: Quintet (2005, Jazzland) [B+(***)]
  25. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten Quintet: The Year of the Boar (2007, Jazzland) [A-]
  26. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Birds: Solo Electric (2007-08, Tektite) [B+(*)]
  27. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Håkon Kornstad: Elise (2008, Compunctio) [B+(**)]
  28. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Håkon Kornstad/Jon Christensen: Mitt Hjerte Altid Vanker - I: Live at Oslo Jazzfestival (2009, Compunctio) [B+(**)]
  29. Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Steel: Live in Bucharest (2010, Tektite, EP) [B+(***)]
  30. Dennis González/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: The Hymn Project (2010, Daagnim) [B+(**)]
  31. IPA: Lorena (2008, Bolage) [B+(*)]
  32. IPA: It's a Delicate Thing (2010, Bolage) [B+(**)]
  33. Ola Kvernberg: Liarbird (2011, Jazzland) [B+(**)]
  34. Joe McPhee/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten: Blue Chicago Blues (2007, Not Two) [A-]
  35. Joe McPhee/Jeb Bishop/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Michael Zerang: Ibsen's Ghosts (2009, Not Two) [B+(*)]
  36. Motorpsycho/The Source/Deathprod: Roadwork Vol. 2: The Motor Source Massacre: Live at Konigsberg Jazz Festival 1995 (1995, Stickman) [B+(***)]
  37. Zim Ngqawana: Ingoma (1999, Sheer Sound) [B+(*)]
  38. No Spaghetti Edition: Listen . . . and Tell Me What It Was (2001, Sofa) [B+(*)]
  39. Atme Nymo/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Håkon Mjåset Johansen: Play Complete Communion (2006, Bolage) [B+(***)]
  40. Cato Salsa Experience/The Thing/Joe McPhee: Sounds Like a Sandwich (2004, Smalltown Superjazz, EP) [B+(**)]
  41. SAN Featuring Zim Ngqawana: San Song (1995, Nor CD) [B+(***)]
  42. The Source: Olemanns Kornett (1994, Curling Legs) [B+(**)]
  43. The Thing/Otomo Yoshihide: Shinjuku Crawl (2007, Smalltown Superjazz) [B+(**)]
  44. The Thing/Jim O'Rourke: Shinjuku Growl (2008, Smalltown Superjazz) [B]
  45. The Thing: Mono (2011, Smalltown Superjazz) [B+(*)]
  46. Trinity: Sparkling (2004, Jazzaway) [B+(**)]
  47. Bugge Wesseltoft: New Conception of Jazz: Moving (2001, Jazzland) [B+(***)]
  48. Bugge Wesseltoft: New Conception of Jazz: Live (2003, Jazzland) [B+(**)]
  49. Michiyo Yagi/Ingebrigt Håker Flaten/Paal Nilssen-Love: Live! At Super Deluxe (2005, Bomba) [B+(**)]
  50. Albert Ammons/Meade Lux Lewis: The First Day (1939, Blue Note) [B+(***)]
  51. Albert Ammons: Boogie Woogie Stomp (1938-39, Delmark) [B+(***)]
  52. Black Truth Rhythm Band: Ifetayo (1976, Soundway) [B+(**)]
  53. Jimmy Earl: Jimmy Earl (1995, Severn) [B+(*)]
  54. Jimmy Earl: Stratosphere (1998, Severn) [B]
  55. Conrad Herwig/Richie Beirach/Jack DeJohnette: The Tip of the Sword (1994, RadJazz) [B+(**)]

#96: April 2012

  1. Government Cheese: Government Cheese: 1985-1995 (1985-95, Cedar Creek, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  2. Julius Hemphill: Dogon A.D. (1972, Arista/Freedom) [A-]
  3. Bill Hicks: Philosophy: The Best of Bill Hicks (1990-93, Rykodisc) [B+(**)]
  4. Sheila Jordan/Harvie S: Yesterdays (1990, High Note) [A-]
  5. Willem Breuker/Leo Cuypers: . . . Superstars (1978, FMP) [B+(***)]
  6. Günter Christmann/Detlef Schönenberg Duo: We Play (1973, FMP) [B+(***)]
  7. Globe Unity Orchestra: Globe Unity 73: Live in Wuppertal (1973, FMP) [A-]
  8. Georg Gräwe Quintet: New Movements (1976, FMP) [B+(**)]
  9. Peter Kowald: The Complete Duos: Europa America Japan (1986-90, FMP, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  10. Ernst-Ludwig Petrowsky: SelbViert (1979, FMP) [B+(***)]
  11. Michael Smith: Live in Berlin: Austin Stream (1976, FMP) [B+(**)]
  12. Günter Sommer: Hörmusik (1979, FMP) [B+(*)]
  13. Keith Tippett/Louis Moholo: No Gossip (1980, FMP) [B+(***)]
  14. Ruby Braff: Hi-Fi Salute to Bunny (1957, RCA/Legacy) [A-]
  15. Alex Chilton: Free Again: The 1970 Sessions (1969, Omnivore) [B+(**)]
  16. Karen Dalton: 1966 (1966, Delmore Recording Society) [B]
  17. Goldfrapp: The Singles (2000-12, Mute) [B+(*)]
  18. Tronics: Love Backed by Force (1981, What's Your Rupture?) [B]

#95: March 2012

  1. The Descendants [Music From the Motion Picture] (1930-2010, Sony Masterworks) [A-]
  2. René Marie: Vertigo (2001, MaxJazz) [A-]
  3. Cannonball Adderley with Bill Evans: Know What I Mean? (1961, Riverside/OJC) [A-]
  4. Chet Baker: It Could Happen to You: Chet Baker Sings (1958, Riverside/OJC) [B+(**)]
  5. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Ugetsu (1963, Riverside/OJC) [B+(**)]
  6. Ornette Coleman: Something Else!!!! (1958, Contemporary/OJC) [B+(**)]
  7. Miles Davis/Sonny Rollins: Dig (1951, Prestige/OJC) [B+(**)]
  8. Bill Evans Trio: Explorations (1961, Riverside/OJC) [B+(***)]
  9. Ella Fitzgerald/Oscar Peterson: Ella and Oscar (1975, Pablo/OJC) [B+(*)]
  10. Ella Fitzgerald/Joe Pass: Easy Living (1986, Pablo/OJC) [B+(***)]
  11. Vince Guaraldi Trio: Jazz Impressions of Black Orpheus (1962, Fantasy/OJC) [B+(**)]
  12. Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Alone in San Francisco (1959, Riverside/OJC) [B+(**)]
  13. Wes Montgomery: Boss Guitar (1963, Riverside/OJC) [B+(**)]
  14. Cal Tjader/Stan Getz: Sextet (1958, Fantasy/OJC) [B+(***)]
  15. Jim Black: Alasnoaxis (2000, Winter & Winter) [B+(***)]
  16. Oscar Peterson: Unmistakable (2011, Sony Masterworks) [B+(*)]
  17. Clark Terry: Serenade to a Bus Seat (1957, Riverside/OJC) [B+(***)]
  18. McCoy Tyner: Horizon (1979, Milestone) [B]
  19. Betty Wright: I Love the Way You Love (1972, Alston) [B+(**)]

#94: February 2012

  1. Drexciya: Journey of the Deep Sea Dweller, Vol. 1 (1992-96, Clone Classic Cuts) [A-]
  2. The First Rock and Roll Record (1916-56, Famous Flames, 3CD) [A-]
  3. Larkin's Jazz (1925-59, Proper, 4CD) [A-]
  4. T.P. Orchestre Poly-Rhythmo: The Kings of Benin Urban Groove 1972-80 (1972-80, Soundway) [B+(***)]
  5. Marion Brown: Geechee Recollections/Sweet Earth Flying (1973-74, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  6. Mel Brown: The Wizard/Blues for We (1968-69, Impulse) [C+]
  7. Alice Coltrane: Huntington Ashram Monastery/World Galazy (1969-71, Impulse) [B+(*)]
  8. Sonny Criss: The Joy of Sax/Warm and Sonny (1976, Impulse, 2CD) [C+]
  9. Chico Hamilton: El Chico/The Further Adventures of El Chico (1965-66, Impulse) [B-]
  10. John Handy: Hard Work/Carnival (1976-77, Impulse) [B]
  11. Freddie Hubbard: The Artistry of Freddie Hubbard/The Body and the Soul (1962-63, Impulse) [B-]
  12. Keith Jarrett: Mysteries/Shades (1975, Impulse) [A-]
  13. Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady/Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963, Impulse) [A-]
  14. Blue Mitchell: African Violet/Summer Soft (1977-78, Impulse, 2CD) [C-]
  15. Oliver Nelson and Friends: Happenings/Soulful Brass (1966-68, Impulse) [B+(*)]
  16. Howard Roberts: Antelope Freeway/Equinox Express Elevator (1971-72, Impulse) [B+(*)]
  17. Sonny Stitt: Now!/Salt and Pepper (1963, Impulse) [B+(***)]
  18. Clark Terry: The Happy Horns of Clark Terry/It's What's Happenin' (1964-67, Impulse) [B+(**)]
  19. Michael White: Spirit Dance/Pneuma (1972, Impulse) [B]
  20. Dee Bell: Sagacious Grace (1990, Laser) [B+(*)]
  21. Tim Berne: Bloodcount: Poisoned Minds: The Paris Concert (1994, JMT) [B+(*)]
  22. Tim Berne: Bloodcount: Memory Select: The Paris Concert (1994, JMT) [B]
  23. Luke Haines: Das Capital: The Songwriting Genius of Luke Haines and the Auteurs (2003, Hut) [B]
  24. Jack Ruby: Jack Ruby (1974-77, UgExplode) [B+(***)]
  25. The J.B.'s & Fred Wesley: The Lost Album (1972, Hip-O Select) [B+(*)]
  26. The Lijadu Sisters: Danger (1976, Knitting Factory) [B+(*)]

#93: January 2012

  1. Black Stars: Ghana's Hiplife Generation (2008, Out Here) [B+(***)]
  2. Julius Hemphill/Peter Kowald: Live at Kassiopeia (1987, NoBusiness, 2CD) [B+(***)]
  3. Nigeria 70: Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos (1970-84, Strut) [A-]
  4. Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque (1976-2010, Strut) [A-]
  5. Vijana Jazz Band: The Koka Koka Sex Battalion: Rumba, Koka Koka and Kamata Sukuma (1975-80, Sterns) [A-]
  6. Afro Latin: Via Dakar (1960s-80s, Syllart, 2CD) [A-]
  7. Afro Latin: Via Kinshasa (Syllart, 2CD) [A-]
  8. Bachata Roja: Amor y Amargue (1960s-80s, IASO) [B+(***)]
  9. Nat King Cole: Cole Español (1958, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  10. Nat King Cole: A Mis Amigos (1959, Capitol) [B+(**)]
  11. Corrie en de Grote Brokken: Vier! Het Beste van de Grote Brokken (1997-2004, Brokken) [B+(**)]
  12. Julius Hemphill: Julius Hemphill Big Band (1988, Nonesuch) [B+(**)]
  13. Michael Howell: Looking Glass (1973, Milestone) [B+(**)]
  14. Steve Lacy: Live at Jazzwerkstatt Peitz (1981, Jazzwerkstatt) [B+(**)]
  15. Steve Lacy: Five Facings/Five Pianists (1996, Jazzwerkstatt) [B+(***)]
  16. Pietra Montecorvino: Napoli Mediterranea (2003, Lucky Planets) [B+(***)]