Music Year 1995

Here's a 1995 year-end music list.

New Records:

The sample here is 207 titles.

  1. James Carter: The Real Quietstorm (Atlantic).
  2. P.J. Harvey: To Bring You My Love (Island).
  3. John Prine: Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings (Oh Boy).
  4. Stevie Wonder: Conversation Peace (Motown).
  5. Garbage: Garbage (Almo).
  6. Robert Dick: Jazz Standards on Mars (Enja).
  7. Archers of Loaf: Vee Vee (Alias).
  8. Kenny Barron / Mino Cinelu: Swamp Sally (Verve).
  9. M People: Bizarre Fruit (Epic).
  10. James Carter: Jurassic Classics (DIW/Columbia).
  11. Adventures in Afropea 3: Telling Stories to the Sea (Luaka Bop).
  12. Ani DiFranco: Not a Pretty Girl (Righteous Babe).
  13. Steve Earle: Train-a-Comin' (Winter Harvest).
  14. Joe Lovano: Quartets (Blue Note, 2CD).
  15. Dusko Goykovich: Bebop City (Enja).
  16. The Rolling Stones: Stripped (Virgin).
  17. The Waco Brothers: To the Last Dead Cowboy (Bloodshot).
  18. Luna: Penthouse (Elektra).
  19. David Murray: South of the Border (DIW).
  20. Pulp: Different Class (Island).
  21. Sue Foley: Big City Blues (Antone's).
  22. The Chemical Brothers: Exit Planet Dust (Astralwerks).
  23. Pavement: Wowee Zowee! (Matador).
  24. Uri Caine: Toys (JMT).
  25. Jack DeJohnette: Dancing with Nature Spirits (ECM).
  26. Godwin Kabaka Opara's Oriental Brothers International: Do Better If You Can / Onye Ikekwere Mekeya (Original Music).
  27. Bobbie Cryner: Girl of Your Dreams (MCA).
  28. Technotronic: Recall (SBK).
  29. Dave Douglas: In Our Lifetime (New World).
  30. P.M. Dawn: Jesus Wept (Gee Street).
  31. Peter Stampfel: You Must Remember This (Gert Town).
  32. Brad Mehldau: Introducing Brad Mehldau (Warner Brothers).
  33. Prince: The Gold Experience (Warner Brothers).
  34. Niels-Henning ěrsted-Pedersen / Renee Rosnes / Jonas Johansen: Friends Forever (Milestone). e
  35. Charlie Haden / Hank Jones: Steal Away: Spirituals, Hymns and Folk Songs (Verve).
  36. Affinity: A Tribute to Eric Dolphy (Music & Arts).
  37. World Saxophone Quartet: Breath of Life (Elektra/Nonesuch).
  38. Guy Barker: Into the Blue (Verve).
  39. Rancid: ... And Out Come the Wolves (Epitaph).
  40. Ernie Watts: Unity (JVC).
  41. Till the Night Is Gone: A Tribute to Doc Pomus (Rhino).
  42. Jimmy Rowles / Michael Hashim: Peacocks (Stash).
  43. Thomas Jefferson Slave Apartments: Bait and Switch (Warner Brothers).
  44. Moby: Everything Is Wrong (Elektra).
  45. Tim Warfield: A Cool Blue (Criss Cross).
  46. John Lindberg: Resurrection of a Dormant Soul (Black Saint).
  47. The Real McCoy: Another Night (Arista).
  48. Jo Carol Pierce: Bad Girls Upset by the Truth (Monkey Hill).
  49. D.D. Jackson / David Murray: Peace-Song (Justin Time).
  50. Joe Ely: Letter to Laredo (MCA).
  51. Marshall Chapman: It's About Time (Margaritaville).
  52. Whale: We Care (Virgin).
  53. Loudon Wainwright III: Grown Man (Virgin).
  54. Dave Douglas: Constellations (Hat Art).
  55. Jesse Thomas: Lookin' for That Woman (Black Top).
  56. Hamiet Bluiett: Young Warrior, Old Warrior (Mapleshade).

Notable Misses:


The sample here is 133 titles.

  1. Roswell Rudd: Flexible Flyer (1974, Black Lion).
  2. Al Green: Greatest Hits (1972-75, Right Stuff).
  3. Duke Ellington: The Far East Suite -- Special Mix (1966, RCA).
  4. Ronnie Lane: One for the Road (1976, Edsel).
  5. Johnny Hodges: Passion Flower (1940-46, RCA).
  6. Ben Webster: The Soul of Ben Webster (1957-58, Verve, 2CD).
  7. Don Byas: Savoy Jam Party (1944-46, Savoy).
  8. Duke Ellington / Coleman Hawkins: Duke Ellington Meets Coleman Hawkins (1962, Impulse).
  9. Coleman Hawkins: A Retrospective (1929-63, RCA, 2CD).
  10. Brinsley Schwarz: Nervous on the Road / The New Favourites of Brinsley Schwarz (1972-74, Beat Goes On).
  11. Faron Young: Live Fast, Love Hard (1952-62, Country Music Foundation).
  12. Muggsy Spanier: The "Ragtime Band" Sessions (1939, RCA).
  13. Cachao: Master Sessions Volume 2 (Crescent Moon).
  14. Lester Young: Lester Leaps In: His Greatest Recordings 1936-1944 (ASV).
  15. Buck Clayton / Buddy Tate: Buck and Buddy Blow the Blues (1961, Fantasy OJC).
  16. Roger Miller: King of the Road: The Genius of Roger Miller (1957-86, Mercury, 3CD).
  17. Billie Holiday: All or Nothing at All (1956-57, Verve, 2CD).
  18. Wes Montgomery: Impressions: The Verve Jazz Sides (1964-66, Verve, 2CD).
  19. Bunny Wailer: Retrospective (Shanachie).
  20. John Coltrane: Ballads (1962, Impulse).
  21. Johnny Hodges: Jeep's Blues (1928-41, ASV).
  22. Arnett Cobb: Party Time (1959, Prestige OJC).
  23. Oliver Nelson: Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961, Impulse).
  24. John Coltrane: The Heavyweight Champion: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1959-61, Rhino/Atlantic, 7CD).
  25. The Beautiful South: Carry On Up the Charts: The Best of the Beautiful South (1989-94, Polygram).
  26. Kool Moe Dee: The Jive Collection, Volume 2 (Jive).
  27. Hank Williams: Alone and Forsaken (Mercury).
  28. Alison Krauss: Now That I've Found You (1987-94, Rounder).
  29. The Temptations: Anthology (Motown, 2CD).
  30. Charles Mingus: Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963, Impulse).
  31. Half Japanese: Greatest Hits (Safe House, 2CD).
  32. Elmore James: The Complete Fire and Enjoy Recordings (1959-63, Collectables, 3CD).
  33. Sidney Bechet: The Best of Sidney Bechet (1939-53, Blue Note).
  34. Dizzy Gillespie: The Complete RCA Victor Recordings (1937-49, RCA, 2CD).
  35. Cozy Cole: The Chronological Cozy Cole, 1944 (Classics).
  36. Ben Webster: Cottontail: The Best of Ben Webster 1931-1944 (ASV).
  37. Barry White: All-Time Greatest Hits (1973-78, Mercury).
  38. New Order: The Best of New Order (Qwest).
  39. The J.B.'s: Funky Good Time: The Anthology (Polydor Chronicles, 2CD).
  40. Smokey Robinson & the Miracles: Anthology (1958-75, Motown, 2CD).
  41. Marvin Gaye: The Master (1961-84, Motown, 4CD).
  42. Lester Young: The Complete Aladdin Recordings of Lester Young (1942-47, Blue Note, 2CD).
  43. Alan Jackson: The Greatest Hits Collection (Arista).
  44. Little Walter: Blues with a Feeling (1952-66, Chess, 2CD).
  45. George Jones / Melba Montgomery: Vintage Collections (1963-64, Capitol).
  46. Duke Ellington: In a Mellotone (1940, RCA).
  47. Hillbilly Fever, Vol. 1: Legends of Western Swing (1933-75, Rhino).
  48. Jackie McLean: Destination ... Out! (1963, Blue Note).
  49. The Stanley Brothers: Angel Band: The Classic Mercury Recordings (Mercury).
  50. The Embarrassment: Heyday 1979-1983 (Bar/None, 2CD).
  51. Ben Webster: Music for Loving (1954-55, Verve, 2CD).
  52. Bud Powell: Swingin' with Bud (1957, RCA).
  53. Wynn Stewart: California Country: The Best of the Challenge Masters (1959-64, AVI).
  54. Archie Shepp: Fire Music (1965, Impulse).
  55. Diana Ross & the Supremes: Anthology: The Best of Diana Ross and the Supremes (1961-76, Motown, 2CD).
  56. The Meters: Funkify Your Life (Rhino, 2CD).
  57. The Velvet Underground: Peel Slowly and See (1965-70, Polydor, 5CD).
  58. The Who: The Who Sell Out (1967, Polydor).

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