F5 Record Report:
Artist Index

This is a cumulative list of records reviewed in F5 indexed by artist. (Various artist compilations are here.) Release dates are omitted; the provided dates are (usually) the recording dates. In order to better group the records by artist minor differences in artist names have been omitted. Sort within artist is generally by the last year of material included.

Harry Allen:

  • [/Joe Cohn] Hey, Look Me Over (Arbors) A− 

Ben Allison:

  • Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) A− 

Big Al Anderson:

  • After Hours (Legacy) B+ 

Fred Anderson:

  • Timeless: Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark) A− 

Archie Bronson Outfit:

  • Derdang Derdang (Domino) B 

Arctic Monkeys:

  • Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino) A− 

Lynne Arriale:

  • Live (In+Out/Motema) B+ 

Art Brut:

  • Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Downtown) A− 

Gilad Atzmon:

  • Musik (Enja) B+ 

Jean-Jacques Avenel:

  • Waraba (Songlines) A− 

The Baldwin Brothers:

  • Return of the Golden Rhodes (TVT) B 

Balkan Beat Box:

  • Balkan Beat Box (JDub) A− 

Billy Bang:

  • Vietnam: Reflections (Justin Time) A− 

Nik Bärtsch's Ronin:

  • Stoa (ECM) A− 

Be Your Own Pet:

  • Be Your Own Pet (Ecstatic Peace) A− 


  • Only (Thirsty Ear) B+ 

Steven Bernstein:

  • MTO Volume 1 (Sunnyside) A− 

Ignacio Berroa:

  • Codes (Blue Note) A− 

Chuck Berry:

  • The Definitive Collection (1955-72, Geffen/Chronicles) A+ 

Big Youth:

  • Screaming Target (1973, Trojan/Sanctuary) A 

Michael Bolton:

  • Bolton Swings Sinatra (Concord) C+ 

Hayes Carll:

  • Little Rock (Highway 87 Music) A− 

Carneyball Johnson:

  • Carneyball Johnson (Akron Cracker) A− 

Johnny Cash:

  • Personal File (1973-82, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) A− 

Serge Chaloff:

  • Boston Blow-Up! (1955, Capitol Jazz) A− 

Thomas Chapin:

  • Ride (1995, Playscape) B+ 

The Claudia Quintet:

  • Semi-Formal (Cuneiform) A− 

Ornette Coleman:

  • Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar) A 

Elvis Costello:

  • Live With the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophone) B 

Kimya Dawson:

  • Remember That I Love You ( K) B+ 

Dixie Chicks:

  • Taking the Long Way (Open Wide/Columbia) B 

Bob Dylan:

  • Modern Times (Columbia) A− 

Willie Egan:

  • Wow Wow/Rockin' the Blues: The Complete Vita/Mambo Sessions (1955-56, Empire Musicwerks) A− 

Maurice El Médioni:

  • [/Roberto Rodriguez] Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions (Piranha) A− 

Irving Fields:

  • Bagels and Bongos (1959, Reboot Stereophonic) A− 

Fountains of Wayne:

  • Out-of-State Plates (1996-2005, Virgin, 2CD) A− 

Ghostface Killah:

  • Fishscale (Def Jam) A 

Dizzy Gillespie:

  • Night in Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie (1946-49, Bluebird/Legacy) A 

Ayelet Rose Gottlieb:

  • Mayim Rabim (Tzadik) B+ 

Jerry Granelli:

  • Sandhills Reunion (Songlines) A− 

Buddy Guy:

  • Can't Quit the Blues (1957-2005, Silvertone/Legacy, 3CD+DVD) A− 

Merle Haggard:

  • Live From Austin TX (1985, New West) A− 

Hallelujah Chicken Run Band:

  • Take One (1974-79, Alula) A− 

Scott Hamilton:

  • Nocturnes & Serenades (Concord) A− 

The Handsome Family:

  • Last Days of Wonder (Carrot Top) A− 

Hazmat Modine:

  • Bahamut (Barbès) A− 

Kieran Hebden:

  • [/Steve Reid] The Exchange Session Vol. 1 (Domino) A− 

Frank Hewitt:

  • Fresh From the Cooler (1996, Smalls) A− 

Andrew Hill:

  • Time Lines (Blue Note) B+ 

Buddy Holly:

  • The Definitive Collection (1956-58, Geffen/Chronicles) A 

Wayne Horvitz:

  • Way Out East (Songlines) B+ 

Etta James:

  • The Definitive Collection (1954-2004, Geffen/Chronicles) A 

Keith Jarrett:

  • The Carnegie Hall Concert (ECM, 2CD) B 

Waylon Jennings:

  • Nashville Rebel (1958-95, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 4CD) A− 

Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse:

  • Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse (jesushchristrocks.com) A− 

Jewels & Binoculars:

  • Floater (Ramboy) A− 

Kidd Jordan:

  • [/Hamid Drake/William Parker] Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity) A− 


  • Kinavana (Stern's Africa) A− 

Earl King:

  • The Sonet Blues Story (1977, Verve) A− 

The Klezmatics:

  • Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie (JMG) A 
  • Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (JMG) B+ 

Chris Knight:

  • Enough Rope (Drifter's Church) A− 

Konono No. 1:

  • Congotronics (Crammed Discs) A− 

David Krakauer:

  • Bubbemeises: Lies My Gramma Told Me (Label Bleu) B+ 

Diana Krall:

  • From This Moment On (Verve) A− 


  • Life (Antagonist) A− 

Jerry Lee Lewis:

  • The Definitive Collection (1957-81, Hip-O/Chronicles) A− 

Charles Lloyd:

  • Sangam (ECM) A− 

Cheikh Lô:

  • Lamp Fall (World Circuit/Nonesuch) B+ 

Frank London:

  • Carnival Conspiracy (Piranha) A− 

Los de Abajo:

  • LDA v the Lunatics (Real World) A− 

Andy Fairweather Low:

  • Sweet Soulful Music (Proper) B+ 

Michy Mano:

  • The Cool Side of the Pillow (Enja/Justin Time) B+ 

Barry Manilow:

  • One Voice (1979, Arista/Legacy) D− 

Thomas Mapfumo:

  • Spirits to Bite Our Ears: The Singles Collection (1977-1986, DBK) A− 

Bob Marley & the Wailers:

  • One Love: At Studio One (1964-66, Heartbeat, 2CD) B+ 

Maximum Joy:

  • Unlimited (1979-83, Crippled Dick Hot Wax) A− 

James McMurtry:

  • Childish Things (Compadre) A− 

Jay McShann:

  • Hootie Blues (Stony Plain) B+ 

Ronnie Milsap:

  • The Essential Ronnie Milsap (1973-88, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) B− 

Nils Petter Molvaer:

  • An American Compilation (Thirsty Ear) A− 

Ravish Momin:

  • Climbing the Banyan Tree (Clean Feed) A− 

Gatemouth Moore:

  • Cryin' and Singin' the Blues (1945-46, Savoy Jazz) A− 

Sam Moore:

  • Overnight Sensation (Rhino) B 

Maria Muldaur:

  • Sweet Lovin Ol' Soul (Stony Plain) A− 

Charlie Musselwhite:

  • Delta Hardware (Real World) B 

Roy Nathanson:

  • Sotto Voce (AUM Fidelity) B+ 

Willie Nelson:

  • Live From Austin TX (1990, New West) B+ 

Harry Nilsson:

  • Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of Harry Nilsson (1966-77, RCA/Legacy) A− 

Anita O'Day:

  • Indestructible! (Kayo Stereophonic) B+ 

Odyssey the Band:

  • Back in Time (Pi) A− 


  • Riverside Battle Songs (Verve Forecast) B+ 

Roy Orbison:

  • In Dreams (1963, Monument/Legacy) B+ 

Buck Owens:

  • 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection (1963-88, Rhino) A− 

Augustus Pablo:

  • King David's Melody (1975-82, Shanachie) A− 

William Parker:

  • Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity) B+ 

Mario Pavone:

  • Deez to Blues (Playscape) A− 

The Perceptionists:

  • Black Dialogue (Definitive Jux) A 

Houston Person:

  • [/Bill Charlap] You Taught My Heart to Sing (High Note) B+