2010 Year End List Mentions: Reissues/Vault Music

These are records that show up in various year-end lists, except new releases. The focus is on new releases, so the following are incidental pickups. Those in blue are ones I have in more/less final form. Those in green I have as stripped down promos or don't have but have managed to hear somehow (borrowed copies, downloads, Rhapsody). The numbers in {} are the number of mentions. An asterisk at the end of the label credit indicates that the record is all previously unreleased material (considered a new record by some, historical by others).

Note: File has been frozen as of Jan. 24, 2011.

Sub Lists

Some breakdowns by genre (initially just jazz). In many cases these are incomplete, partly because this was an added feature, partly because they're hard to verify.

Various Artist Anthologies

Minimum 10 mentions.

  1. Crazy Heart [soundtrack] [New West] {14}: V[611-2-19]; MC(80), AM, BB:85, BG:80, EW:B+, RS:70

The Rest of the List: Various Artist Compilations

  1. 35 Years: Bear Family Records [Bear Family]
  2. Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939 [Tompkins Square] {2}: TH:A-
  3. Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine [Oh Boy] {7}: FL:90; RC:S
  4. Classic Appalachian Blues From Smithsonian/Folkways
  5. Coal Miner's Daughter: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn [Columbia] {7}: V[1361-1-10]; MC(73), AS:80, EW:B+, LAT:88, RS:70; RC:A-, TH:*
  6. How Sweet It Was: The Sights and Sounds of Gospel's Golden Age [Shanachie] {4}: DB
  7. Jimmy Dawkins Presents the Leric Story [Delmark] {2}: DB
  8. Jug Band Extravaganza [Folk Era]
  9. Louisiana Cajun & Creole Music: The Newport Field Recordings [Rounder]
  10. Only Classic Country Collection You'll Ever Need
  11. Things About Comin' My Way: A Tribute to the Music of the Mississippi Sheiks

Artist-Specific Anthologies/Reissues

  1. Pastor TL Barrett & the Youth for Christ Choir: Like a Ship Without a Sail [Light in the Attic] {3}: V[456-3-25]
  2. Willie Buck: The Life I Love [1982, Delmark] {2}: DB
  3. Patsy Cline: Sweet Dreams: The Complete Decca Studio Masters 1960-1963
  4. Jimmy Dawkins: Presents the Leric Story [Delmark]
  5. Blaze Foley: The Dawg Years [1975-78, Fat Possum] {4}: AM; TH:**
  6. Merle Haggard: Kern River/Chill Factor [American Beat]: AM
  7. Lightnin' Hopkins: His Blues {2}
  8. Alan Jackson: 34 Number Ones [1991-2008, Arista, 2CD] {2}: AM; TH:***
  9. John Jackson: Rappahannock Blues [Smithsonian Folkways] {2}: DB
  10. Elmore James Jr and the Broomdusters: Baby Please Set a Date
  11. The Jayhawks: The Jayhawks [Lost Highway]: FL:87
  12. Lonnie Johnson: A Life in Music: Selected Sides 1925-1953
  13. George Jones: The Great Lost Hits [1965-71, Time/Life]: AM
  14. Kris Kristofferson: Please Don't Tell Me How the Story Ends: The Publishing Demos 1968-72 [Light in the Attic] {7}: FL:86, P:81
  15. Magic Slim & the Teardrops: Raising the Bar
  16. John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers: So Many Roads: An Anthology 1964-1974 {2}
  17. Buck Owens: Open Up Your Heart: The Buck Owens & the Buckaroos Recordings 1965-1968 [Bear Family] {2}: AM
  18. Brad Paisley: Hits Alive [Arista]
  19. Dolly Parton: The Fairest of Them All/My Favorite Songwriter {2}
  20. Piano Red: The Lost Atlanta Tapes [Landslide]
  21. Jack Rose with D Charles Speer & the Helix: Ragged and Right
  22. Johnny Shines: Too Wet to Plow [Fat Possum]
  23. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Dirty Shirt Rock 'N' Roll: The First Ten Years [Shout! Factory] {2}: AM, MO:80
  24. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Extra Width [Majordomo]
  25. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Now I Got Worry [Majordomo] {2}: PF:85
  26. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Controversial Negro [Majordomo] {2}: PF:87
  27. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Orange [Majordomo] {4}: PF:86
  28. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Acme [Majordomo] {3}: PF:71
  29. Jon Spencer Blues Explosion: Year One [Majordomo]
  30. Marty Stuart: Ghost Train: The Studio B Sessions [Sugar Hill] {2}: AM, SL:80
  31. Stevie Ray Vaughan: Couldn't Stand the Weather [Epic/Legacy] {3}: DB
  32. Porter Wagoner: What Ain't to Be Just Might Happen/Sings His Own [Omni]
  33. Junior Wells & the Aces: Live in Boston 1966 [Delmark] {4}: V[1269-1-10]
  34. Hank Williams: The Complete Mother's Best Recordings . . . Plus [Time Life] {4}: V[306-3-38]; RS:90, SL:90

Lists Consulted

See new releases list for list details.