EOY List Aggregate: 2018 Old Music

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Sub-Lists

Some breakdowns by genre:

Ranking

  1. Dur Dur of Somalia: Volume 1 Volume 2 & Previously Unreleased Tracks (Analog Africa) {14}: Bc:31, FR_r:1, PAM_r:2, PO:+ -- TH:***
  2. Stella Chiweshe: Kasahwa: Early Singles (1974-83, Glitterbeat) {10}: FR_r:12, PAM_r:3, PM_r:16 -- TH:**
  3. African Scream Contest 2 (Analog Africa) {10}: Bc:56, FR_r:4, PAM_r:19, PO:+; am_w:+, jdt:+
  4. I'm Not Here to Hunt Rabbits (Piranha) {8}: -- RC:A-, TH:A-
  5. Oneness of Juju: African Rhythms (1975, Strut) {6}: PAM_r:1, PO:+
  6. Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa (Soundway) {6}: Bc:6, PAM_r:21 -- TH:**
  7. Listen All Around: The Golden Age of Central and East African Music (Dust-to-Digital) {6}: FR_r:2, PO:+; jdt:+
  8. Professor Rhythm: Professor 3 (1991, Awesome Tapes From Africa -EP) {5}: YW:+ -- TH:A-
  9. Two Niles to Sing a Melody: The violins & Synths of Sudan (Ostinato) {5}: FR_r:5, PO:+
  10. Orchestre Abass: De Bassari Togo (1972, Analog Africa) {4}: PAM_r:23 -- TH:***
  11. Roce: Par Les Damnees De La Terre: Des Voix De Luttes 1969-1989 (Hors Cadres) {4}: PAM_r:5
  12. Disques Debs International Vol 1: An Island Story: Biguine Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960-1972 (Strut) {4}: FR_r:14, PAM_r:11
  13. Yiddish Glory: The Lost Songs of World War II (Six Degrees) {4}: FR_r:10; sol:+
  14. Jess Sa Bi & Peter One: Our Garden Needs Its Flowers (Awesome Tapes From Africa) {3}: PAM_r:7
  15. Feeling Kreyol: Las Pale (Strut) {3}: PAM_r:25, PO:+ -- TH:*
  16. Kitsos Harisiadis: Lament in a Deep Style 1929-1931 (Third Man) {3}: FR_r:13; jdt:+
  17. Abu Obaida Hassan & His Tambour: The Shaigiya Sound of Sudan (Ostinato) {3}: PAM_r:6
  18. Bert Jansch: Just a Simple Soul (BMG) {3}: FR_r:10
  19. Kamal Keila: Habibi Funk 008: Muslims and Christians (Habibi Funk) {3}: Bc:54, PAM_r:13
  20. Cheikh Lo: I (World Circuit) {3}: FR_r:8
  21. The Scorpions & Saif Abu Bakr: Jazz Jazz Jazz (Habibi Funk) {3}: PAM_r:10
  22. Zamaan Ya Sukkar: Exotic Love Songs and Instrumentals From the Egyptian '60s (Radio Martiko) {3}: PAM_r:9
  23. Ali Farka Toure: The Source (1983, World Circuit) {3}: PAM_r:8
  24. Asnakech Worku: Asnakech (Awesome Tapes From Africa) {3}: PAM_r:15; jdt:+
  25. Deben Bhattacharya: Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road (Sublime Frequencies -4CD) {2}: ny_x:+, sol:+
  26. Shams Dinn: Shams Dinn (Smiling C) {2}: PAM_r:18
  27. Mickey Doherty: Garvan Hill (Cnuasach Bhealoideas Eireann) {2}: FR_r:14
  28. Ali Hassan Kuban: From Nubia to Cairo (1981, Piranha) {2}: PAM_r:14
  29. Orlando Cachaito Lopez: Cachaito (World Circuit) {2}: FR_r:18
  30. Les Maxel's: Le Retour De Toto (1976, Atagana) {2}: PAM_r:16
  31. Antilles Mechant Bateau (Born Bad) {2}: PAM_r:17
  32. Ernesto Chahoud Presents Taitu: Soul-Fueled Stompers From 1960s-1970s Ethiopia (BBE) {2}: PAM_r:20
  33. Small Island Big Sound (self-released) {2}: pm_w:2
  34. Travailler C'est Trop Dur: The Lyrical Legacy of Caesar Vincent (Swallow) {2}: PO:+ -- TH:*
  35. Un Mundo Raro: Las Canciones De Jose Alfredo Jiminez (Warner Music Mexico) {2}: am_k:+, am_w:+
  36. Basa Basa: Homowo (1978-79, Vintage Voudou) {1}: Bc:53
  37. Bonga: Angola 72 (Lusafrica) {1}: YW:+
  38. Camarao: The Imaginary Soundtrack to a Brazilian Western Movie: 1964-1974 (Analog Africa) {1}: PO:+
  39. Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: Ragas Abhogi & Vardhani (Rudra Veena//Seattle//9 March 1986) (Ideologic Organ) {1}: jdt:+
  40. Ustad Zia Mohiuddin Dagar: Raga Yaman (Rudra Veena//Seattle//15 March 1986) (Ideologic Organ) {1}: jdt:+
  41. Fela Kuti: Box Set #4 (Knitting Factory -17) {1}: JC_r:+
  42. Field Recordings From the Sahel (Sahel Sounds) {1}: PO:+
  43. Heads Records: South African Disco-Dub Edits (Soundway -EP) {1}: PAM_r:24
  44. Natural High: The Bongo Man Collection (Studio One) {1}: V:+(1)
  45. Ocora: Le Monde Des Musiques Traditionnelles (Ocora) {1}: jdt:+

Notes

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