Music Year 1998

Here's a 1998 year-end music list.

New Records:

The sample here is 182 titles.

  1. David Murray: Creole (Justin Time).
  2. Manu Chao: Clandestino (Ark 21).
  3. Lucinda Williams: Car Wheels on a Gravel Road (Polygram).
  4. David Sanchez: Obsesion (Columbia).
  5. Amy Rigby: Middlescence (Koch).
  6. Billy Bragg / Wilco: Mermaid Avenue (Elektra).
  7. Joe Lovano: Trio Fascination (Blue Note).
  8. George Clinton: Dope Dogs (Dogone).
  9. Vandermark Five: Target or Flag (Atavistic).
  10. Billy Jenkins: True Love Collection (Babel).
  11. OutKast: Aquemini (LaFace).
  12. Rancid: Life Won't Wait (Epitaph).
  13. Bran Van 3000: Glee (Capitol).
  14. Sherman Irby: Big Mama's Biscuits (Blue Note).
  15. The Coup: Steal This Album (Dogday).
  16. Patricia Barber: Modern Cool (Premonition).
  17. James Carter: In Carterian Fashion (Atlantic).
  18. Sue Foley: Ten Days in November (Shanachie).
  19. Killah Priest: Heavy Mental (Geffen).
  20. Bennie Wallace: Bennie Wallace (Audioquest).
  21. The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Salute the Majesty of Bob Wills (Bloodshot).
  22. Waldemar Bastos: Pretaluz (Luaka Bop).
  23. Sonic Youth: A Thousand Leaves (Geffen).
  24. Tommy Flanagan: Sunset and the Mockingbird (Blue Note).
  25. Tricky: Angels with Dirty Faces (Polygram).
  26. Bill Laswell: Panthalassa: The Music of Miles Davis 1969-1974 (Columbia).
  27. Guy Davis: You Don't Know My Mind (Red House).
  28. Colin James: And the Little Big Band II (Elektra).
  29. Tom Ze: Com Defecto de Fabricacao (Luaka Bop).
  30. Marc Johnson: The Sound of Summer Running (Verve).
  31. Gidon Kremer: Astor Piazzolla: Maria de Buenos Aires (Teldec, 2CD).
  32. Randy Weston: Khepara (Verve).
  33. Fatboy Slim: You've Come a Long Way, Baby (Astralwerks).
  34. Tim Warfield: Gentle Warrior (Criss Cross).
  35. Robert Lockwood Jr.: I Got to Find Me a Woman (Verve).
  36. PM Dawn: Dearest Christian, I'm So Sorry for Bringing You Here, Love, Dad (Gee Street).
  37. Cadallaca: Introducing Cadallaca (K).
  38. Marc Ribot: Y los Cubanos Postizos (Atlantic).
  39. Scrawl: Nature Film (Elektra).
  40. Henri Dikongue: C'est la Vie (Tinder).
  41. MC Lyte: Seven and Seven (Eastwest).
  42. Ernest Ranglin: In Search of the Lost Riddim (Palm Pictures).
  43. Cheri Knight: The Northeast Kingdom (E Squared).
  44. J.J. Johnson: Heroes (Verve).
  45. Dave Berkman: Handmade (Palmetto).
  46. Dave Alvin: Blackjack David (Hightone).
  47. Ravi Coltrane: Moving Pictures (RCA).
  48. Hazel Dickens / Carol Elizabeth Jones / Ginny Hawker: Heart of a Singer (Rounder).


The sample here is 125 titles.

  1. Mississippi John Hurt: Rediscovered (Vanguard).
  2. Elvis Presley: Tiger Man (1968, RCA).
  3. Serge Chaloff: Blue Serge (1956, Capitol).
  4. James Brown: Say It Live and Loud: Live in Dallas 08.26.68 (1968, Polydor).
  5. Lars Gullin: Vol. 4 1959/60: Stockholm Street (Dragon).
  6. Tom T. Hall: The Essential Tom T. Hall: The Story Songs (1969-84, Mercury).
  7. Loudon Wainwright III: Unrequited (1975, Columbia/Legacy).
  8. Arthur Blythe: Lenox Avenue Breakdown (1978, Koch).
  9. Otis Redding: Dreams to Remember: The Otis Redding Anthology (1962-67, Rhino, 2CD).
  10. Big Bill Broonzy: Warm, Witty and Wise (1930-41, Columbia/Legacy).
  11. Earth, Wind and Fire: Greatest Hits (1974-81, Columbia).
  12. Lee Konitz: Motion (1961, Verve, 3CD).
  13. The Music in My Head (Sterns).
  14. Curtis Amy / Dupree Bolton: Katanga! (1962-63, Pacific Jazz).
  15. Hank Williams: The Complete Hank Williams (1947-53, Polygram, 12CD).
  16. Louis Armstrong: An American Icon (1946-68, Hip-O, 3CD).
  17. B-52's: Time Capsule: Songs for a Future Generation (Warner Brothers).
  18. Miles Davis: The Miles Davis Quintet, 1965-68: The Complete Columbia Studio Recordings (Columbia, 6CD).
  19. Stoney Edwards: Poor Folks Stick Together: The Best of Stoney Edwards (Razor & Tie).
  20. Huey "Piano" Smith: This Is ... Huey "Piano" Smith (1956-62, Music Club).
  21. American Pop: An Audio History from Minstrel to Mojo on Record, 1893-1946 (West Hill, 9CD).
  22. Tom Waits: Beautiful Maladies: The Island Years (Island).
  23. Charles Mingus: The Complete 1959 Columbia Recordings (Columbia, 3CD).
  24. African Ambience: The Ultimate African Dance Party (Shanachie).
  25. Bobby "Blue" Bland: Greatest Hits Volume Two: The ABC-Dunhill/MCA Recordings (1973-84, MCA).
  26. Thelonious Monk: Live at the It Club: Complete (1964, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD).
  27. Dexter Gordon: Live at Carnegie Hall (1978, Columbia/Legacy).
  28. Kenny Barron: Peruvian Blue (1974, 32 Jazz).
  29. Clyde McPhatter: Forgotten Angel (1953-64, 32 Jazz, 2CD).
  30. Estrellas de Arieto: Los Heroes (1979, World Circuit, 2CD).
  31. Benny Carter: Wonderland (1976, Pablo OJC).
  32. Dave Brubeck / Jimmy Rushing: Brubeck and Rushing (1960, Columbia/Legacy).
  33. Illinois Jacquet: The Man I Love: The Definitive Black & Blue Sessions (1973, Black & Blue).
  34. Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis: The Heavy Hitter (1979, 32 Jazz).
  35. Pulnoc: Live in New York (1991, Globus International).
  36. Junior Wells: Best of the Vanguard Years (1965-68, Vanguard).
  37. The King's Record Collection, Volume 1 (1946-56, Hip-O).
  38. Willie Nelson: 16 Biggest Hits (1975-89, Columbia/Legacy).
  39. Don Ellis: Electric Bath (1967, Columbia).
  40. Howard McGhee / Kenny Drew: Howard McGhee / Introducing the Kenny Drew Trio (1950-53, Blue Note).
  41. Visions of Jazz (1937-96, Blue Note).

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