Another Year of a Beautiful Obsession

Year Three of my personal mission to combat musical ADD is in the rearview, and here are the results.

To review, my rules were as follows:

  1. Listen to the entire album in one sitting, no matter how painful that may become
  2. Pay attention
  3. Record the listening date, rating, and a brief review of each album


The Good

  • Paul Westerberg’s Solo Work—The release of the masterful “Trouble Boys” bio triggered a comprehensive trip through the Replacements catalog for me–and a first-time encounter with (most of) the solo work of Paul Westerberg. Gobsmacked. His songs left me speechless more times than I can count, especially “Stereo” and “Suicaine Gratification.” He is our generation’s finest songwriter.
  • Swamp Dogg!—Mix Bill Withers, Blowfly, Marvin Gaye, and John Prine together and you may approach the sublime alchemy that is Swamp Dogg. Heard of him, but had never listened to him. Pick any of his records, especially the ones in the 70s, and you’re in for a great ride.
  • Belle and Sebastian—I’ve completely dismissed this band for years. On what evidence? None. Because if I had actually listened to any of their records, whatever misgivings would have quickly disappeared. Stuart Murdoch is a peerless pop songwriter, and I’ve literally not heard a bad record from them. “If You’re Feeling Sinister” and “The Boy With The Arab Strap” are the best places to start. Everything But The Girl and The Smiths had a wunderkind and it is named Belle & Sebastian.
  • Erasmos Carlos, “Carlos, Erasmo…”—I’m a huge fan of Tropicalia, but had never encountered this gem from 1971. Erasmos Carlos was right in the center lane of the zeitgeist on this one. This record and Os Mutantes’ first are the ones I’d give to anyone interested in Tropicalia (and you should be interested).
  • Sagittarius, “Present Tense”—Sagittarius was the Gorillaz of its day (1968): an elusive ensemble whose existence was entirely in the studio. It was never really a band, though its members included Glen Campbell and Bryan Johnston, but for one moment it caught the sweetest tendencies of psych and put out a perfect record.
  • Hoosier Hotshots—I picked up this compilation off Discogs on a lark and it has been in regular rotation ever since. Marketed as a musical comedy ensemble in the 1930s, these guys played the tightest Country/Jazz I’ve ever heard, and with mindblowing virtuosity. A blast from start to finish.

The Bad

  • Dylan as Sinatra—No mas por favor.
  • Roxy Music—I’ve tried so many times to understand their appeal, and I’ve now stopped trying.
  • Post-Short People Randy Newman—When your early stuff is so great, there will always be an inevitable drop off. But that does not explain the self-parody of Newman’s LA years.
Artist Album Year
5th Dimension The Magic Garden 1967
AC/DC If You Want Blood You’ve Got It 1978
AC/DC Let There Be Rock 1977
Al Green Have A Good Time 1976
Alabama Shakes Boys & Girls 2012
Andrew Bird Things Are Really Great Here, Sort Of 2014
Andrew Bird Noble Beast 2009
Andrew Bird Useless Creatures 2010
Archie Bell & The Drells Tighten Up 1968
Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not 2006
Aretha Franklin Soul ’69 1969
Barry Adamson Moss Side Story 1989
Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown 1979
Belle & Sebastian Girls in Peacetime Want to Dance 2015
Belle and Sebastian If You’re Feeling Sinister 1996
Belle and Sebastian The Boy With The Arab Strap 1998
Belle and Sebastian Push Barman To Open Old Wounds 2005
Belle and Sebastian Dear Catastrophe Waitress 2003
Belle and Sebastian Fold Your Hands Child, You Walk Like A Peasant 2000
Bert Jansch It Don’t Bother Me 1965
Big John Patton/John Patton Let ’em Roll 1965
Björk Debut 1993
Bob Dylan Shadows In The Night 2015
Bob Mould Patch The Sky 2016
Bobby Bare Bobby Bare Sings Lullabys, Legends & Lies 1973
Brian Wilson That Lucky Old Sun 2008
Brother Oswald Brother Oswald 1972
Carl Perkins Dance Album 1957
Cassandra Wilson Blue Light ‘Til Dawn 1993
Cat Stevens Catch Bull At Four 1972
Cat Stevens Roadsinger 2009
Charles Bradley Changes 2016
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Express Yourself 1970
Charlie Rich Silver Lining 1976
Chet Atkins & Merle Travis Atkins & Travis Traveling Show 1974
Chick Webb Harlem Congo N/A
Colin Blunstone One Year 1971
Craig Finn Faith In The Future 2015
Crazy Horse Loose 1972
D’Angelo Brown Sugar 1995
Dash Rip Rock Not Of This World 1990
David Axelrod Songs of Experience 1969
David Axelrod Songs of Innocence 1968
David Bromberg Wanted Dead Or Alive 1974
Dennis Wilson Pacific Ocean Blue 1977
Diarrhea Planet Turn To Gold 2016
Djavan Seduzir 1981
Don Reno & Red Smiley Good Old Country Ballads 1959
Doris Duke I’m A Loser 1969
Dr. Octagon Dr. Octagonecologyst 1996
Dwight Twilley Band Sincerely 1976
Dwight Twilley Band Twilley Don’t Mind 1977
Dwight Yoakam If There Was a Way 1990
Dwight Yoakam Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars 2016
Edu Lobo Sergio Mendes Presents Edu Lobo 1971
Elvis Presley Elvis’ Christmas Album 1957
Erasmo Carlos Carlos, Erasmo… 1971
Faron Young Hello Walls 1961
Fenton Robinson Somebody Loan Me a Dime 1974
Flamin’ Groovies Shake Some Action 1975
Flamin’ Groovies Teenage Head 1971
Flatt & Scruggs Essential Flatt & Scruggs: ‘Tis Sweet To Be Remembered N/A
Foghat Live 1977
Frank Zappa & Captain Beefheart Bongo Fury 1975
Free Fire and Water 1970
Gary Stewart Out Of Hand 1975
Gary U.S. Bonds Dance ‘Til Quarter To Three 1961
Genesis Foxtrot 1972
Genesis Wind & Wuthering 1976
George Harrison Extra Texture 1975
George Jones A Picture Of Me (Without You) 1972
George Jones The George Jones Story 1967
Glen Campbell By The Time I Get To Phoenix 1968
Grant Hart Good News For The Modern Man 1999
Grateful Dead American Beauty 1970
Grateful Dead Workingman’s Dead 1970
Hayden Thompson Booneville Mississippi Flash 1985
Hoosier Hotshots Hoosier Hotshots 1935-1938 1983
Hugues Aufray Aufray Chante Dylan 1965
Husker Du Zen Arcade 1984
Husker Du Warehouse: Songs And Stories 1987
Ian Dury & The Blockheads Laughter 1980
Ian Dury & The Blockheads Do It Yourself 1979
Isaac Hayes In The Beginning 1972
James Brown The Complete James Brown Christmas 2010
James Carr You Got My Mind Messed Up 1966
Japandroids Celebration Rock 2012
Japandroids Near To The Wild Heart Of Life 2017
Jefferson Airplane After Bathing At Baxter’s 1967
Jerry Butler The Iceman Cometh 1968
Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Soup 1995
Jimi Hendrix Hendrix In The West 1972
Jimmy Cliff Struggling Man 1973
John Entwistle Smash Your Head Against The Wall 1971
John Fogerty John Fogerty 1975
John Fogerty Wrote A Song For Everyone 2013
Josh White The Story Of John Henry 1955
Lee Dorsey Ride Your Pony – Get Out… 1966
Lightnin’ Hopkins Walkin’ This Road By Myself 1961
Lime Spiders The Cave Comes Alive! 1987
Little Feat Sailin’ Shoes 1972
Long John Baldry Everything Stops For Tea 1972
Maxwell Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite 1996
Maxwell blackSUMMER’snight 2016
Melt Banana Teeny Shiny 2000
Melvins Houdini 1993
Merle Haggard Kern River 1985
Miles Davis Miles Of Fun 1980
Moe Bandy I Just Started Hatin’ Cheatin’ Songs Today 1974
Moe Tucker Life In Exile After Abdication 1989
Neil Young Journey Through The Past 1972
New Colony Six Revelations 1968
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds The Boatman’s Call 1997
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Murder Ballads 1996
Nils Lofgren Nils Lofgren 1975
Oliver Nelson The Blues and the Abstract Truth 1961
Os Mutantes E Seus Cometas No Pais Do Baurets 1972
Paul Siebel Woodsmoke & Oranges 1970
Paul Westerberg Stereo 2002
Paul Westerberg Suicaine Gratification 1999
Paul Westerberg 49:00:00 2008
Paul Westerberg Come Feel Me Tremble 2003
Paul Westerberg Mono 2002
Paul Westerberg 14 Songs 1993
Paul Westerberg Folker 2004
Paul Westerberg Eventually 1996
Pavement Slanted And Enchanted 1992
Peter Bellamy Both Sides Then 1979
Phil Ochs Rehearsals For Retirement 1969
Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn 1967
Prince The Love Symbol Album 1992
Randy Newman Trouble In Paradise 1983
Rank And File Sundown 1982
Ray Barretto Acid 1968
Ray Charles Love Country Style 1970
Richard Hell & The Voidoids Destiny Street 1982
Richard Thompson Acoustic Classics 2014
Robert Nighthawk & Houston Stackhouse Masters Of Modern Blues Vol. 4 ??
Robert Wyatt Rock Bottom 1974
Roxy Music For Your Pleasure 1973
Roy Head Treat Me Right 1965
Roy Wood Boulders 1973
Roy Wood Mustard 1975
Rufus Rufus & Chaka Khan 1975
Ry Cooder Ry Cooder 1970
Sagittarius Present Tense 1967
Sampha Process 2017
Santo & Johnny Encore 1960
Skin Alley To Pagham & Beyond 1970
Sly & The Family Stone Small Talk 1994
Stereolab Emperor Tomato Ketchup 1996
Steve Earle Guitar Town 1986
Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians 1978
Sturgill Simpson A Sailor’s Guide To Earth 2016
Swamp Dogg Rat On! 1971
Swamp Dogg Total Destruction to Your Mind 1970
Swamp Dogg Cuffed, Collared & Tagged 1972
T. Rex Electric Warrior 1971
Tammy Wynette Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad 1967
T-Bone Burnett Truth Decay 1980
Terry Callier The New Folk Sound Of Terry Callier 1968
The Band The Band 1969
The Beach Boys Christmas Album 1964
The Bottle Rockets The Brooklyn Side 1995
The Count Five Psychotic Reaction 1967
The Country Gentlemen Country Songs Old And New 1960
The Crickets Something Old, Something New 1963
The Damned Damned Damned Damned 1977
The Damned Machine Gun Etiquette 1979
The Dells There Is 1968
The Dukes Of Stratosphear Psonic Psunspot 1987
The Easybeats Good Friday 1967
The Hillmen The Hillmen 1971
The Human League Dare! 1981
The I Don’t Cares Wild Stab 2016
The Kills Midnight Boom 2008
The Kills Ash & Ice 2016
The Lollipop Shoppe Just Colour 1967
The Mahavishnu Orchestra The Inner Mounting Flame 1971
The Main Ingredient Rolling Down A Mountainside 1975
The Minus 5 Of Monkeys And Men 2016
The Move Shazam 1970
The Nails Mood Swing 1984
The Pretty Things Get the Picture? 1965
The Replacements Let It Be 1984
The Replacements Tim 1985
The Replacements Hootenany 1983
The Replacements Pleased To Meet Me 1987
The Rolling Stones Blue & Lonesome 2016
The Rubinoos The Rubinoos 1977
The Smashing Pumpkins Siamese Dream 1993
The Sopwith Camel The Sopwith Camel 1967
The Sopwith Camel The Sopwith Camel 1967
The Streets Original Pirate Material 2002
The Sweet Inspirations Sweet Inspirations 1967
The Temptations 1990 1973
The Upsetters Super Ape 1976
The Wackers Shredded 1973
The Wallets Body Talk 1989
The Yardbirds Having A Rave Up 1965
Tobin Sprout The Universe And Me 2017
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Let Me Up (I’ve Had Enough) 1987
Tom T. Hall In Search of a Song 1971
Tommy Edwards Sings 1958
Tortoise Millions Now Living Will Never Die 1996
Tricky Maxinquaye 1995
Ty Segall Ty Segall 2107
Uriah Heep Very ‘Eavy Very ‘Umble 1970
Van Morrison St. Dominic’s Preview 1972
Various Numero Group: Boddie Recording Company, Cleveland Ohio 2011
Wanda Jackson A Woman Lives For Love 1970
Weather Report Black Market 1976
Willie Hutch The Mack 1973
Willie Nelson Face Of A Fighter 1961
Willie Nelson Sings Kris Kristofferson 1979
ZZ Top Rio Grande Mud 1972



Five Generations of Coates

Last week, my Uncle Michael passed away, the last of my father’s side of the family. In the parking lot after the funeral, I was given a 20-pound Crown Royal box stuffed with photos. When I opened it the next day, I discovered that through some ancient, unspoken process, I had been made the custodian of The Family Photos. My grandfather’s service in WWII is exhaustively documented here, as is my father’s proud march through high school, college and grad school. As near as I can figure, the photos date from 1922 through the early 2000s.

But the jewel of the entire collection is the photo you see below: My great-grandparents, my grandfather, and my great aunt in 1932 (the same year the Carter Family recorded “The Winding Stream” and “I Wouldn’t Mind Dying”) posing with the instruments they played as group, during church gatherings and in the community. My grandfather would go on to become a guitarist of considerable talent, as I’ve documented here. For me and my family, this photograph is a visual origin story. My brother Collyn’s life as a musician, my own lifelong obsession with music, began with the music I heard as a child at their feet.


In the past two years, I’ve lost more friends and family members than I care to list. Attending funerals has become so commonplace that I found myself noting the need for a new suit as I continue my march to the front of the family line.

We are told our entire lives, if not explicitly, that one day we will become the presiding generation: the guardian of family traditions, the teller of stories, the keeper of photos. The implication is that, without us, these familial artifacts will disappear forever. Inevitable, I know, but it still terrifies me. What was once very real and present becomes the prisoner of memory: tenuous, unreliable and, in the end, illusory.

The saving grace is that we do manage to pass it on, like boxes at a funeral, in so many conscious and unconscious ways. My son, Stuart, is a musician with tastes so eclectic and varied that he could only be my son. The licks from his guitar, I swear, I have heard from my grandfather–a musician he never heard play. Anyone who spends more than five minutes with me will hear me preach the gospel of music. It’s a compulsion so strong that, I know, it will live after me.

April 3, 1974

aftermathIf you ask any Louisvillian of a certain age–“Where were you during The Tornado?”–they will tell you without asking which tornado you mean. In a city where tornadoes are a way of life, this is pretty significant when you consider the one in question happened some 42 years ago, destroying numerous neighborhoods, schools, and nearly all the old-growth trees in Cherokee Park. There are entire websites dedicated to this tornado and the others that made up the 1974 Super Outbreak. It was a defining event.

I certainly know where my father was. He was watching this tornado pass within two miles of our house from the top of a tall maple tree in our front yard. A compulsive and gifted photographer, this tornado was simply an opportunity he could not pass up. I also know where my mother was. She was on the ground yelling at my father to get his ass down from the tree, a detail prudently omitted from her published account of the tornado.


None of us knew for sure where my youngest brother Collyn was, but my father could see from his vantage point that the tornado went right through where his nursery school was supposed to be. He also knew that most of the city was likely without electricity, as he had seen the main power plant explode when the tornado ripped through it. So off he went to find my brother where there were no longer roads.

Many hours later, he returned with my brother and reports of surreal devastation: roofing shingles embedded in trees, live power lines hopping in the street, houses moved intact hundreds of feet from their foundations.

In his last years, bent double with the ravages of a life spent not treating his body all that well, I had to remind myself this was still the same man who would not even question whether or not it was a sound idea to shoot up a tree during a tornado. After I moved to Florida for grad school, I remember telling him how I wanted to experience the full force of a hurricane (wish granted, by the way). He thought that was the craziest thing he had ever heard.


Camp Baker, 1975


As I’ve recounted here, the Boy Scouts in the mid-1970s was not Norman Rockwell, at least not for me–a frightened, buck-toothed kid with a smart mouth and nothing to back it up. My first camping trip involved an initiation of sorts: a tent by myself that I was “advised” to pitch in a puddle of freezing water. This setup had the tacit blessing of the Scoutmaster, who hated long hair on boys even more than he did having to spend the weekend camping in cold weather with two bum knees. I managed to avoid exposure, but had concluded at some point during that long night that the Boy Scouts were not for me.

When my dad came to pick me up at the end of this ordeal, the Scoutmaster hobbled over to him with a smile I had not seen the entire weekend. As I sank into the passenger seat of my dad’s ’66 red VW bug, he and the Scoutmaster wandered off out of earshot and into a inexplicably lengthy conversation. All my dad said when he got back to the car was “I guess I’m the new Assistant Scoutmaster.”

My father’s tenure began with an event that would have far-reaching consequences for both of us: the acquisition of and merger with Troop 262: Tidewater Virginia’s answer to the Bowery Boys. From the “Black Sheep Patrol,” as they called themselves, I came to hear about such life hacks as how to smuggle wine in a Boy Scout canteen, how to jimmy a sliding glass door with a straight-slot screwdriver, and how newspaper works in a pinch when you run out of rolling papers. I feared for my father’s well-being.

I needn’t have worried. One hour into his first camping trip with us, he left to go check out the canal that bordered the campsite. Fifteen minutes later, he strode back toward us with what looked like a thick, brown belt dangling from his left hand. “Hey,” he barked and waited until we all faced him. “This is a water moccasin,” he said as it writhed wildly against his forearm. He then took a hatchet, pinned the snake to a tree stump, and whacked its head clean off.

wetland_05 copyAfter the snake’s body stopped whipping in the sand at our feet, he grabbed it again and then skinned and gutted it with same pocketknife I’d seen him clean his pipe with a hundred times before. When he was finished, he threw it on the fire, never once looking at us, even though we were all staring at him. No one said a word during the ten minutes it took to roast the water moccasin.

I have no memory of what it tasted like, or if I even ate my piece of it. But from that moment on, the troop never regarded my father with anything less than complete reverence. Even though I would never become a member of the Black Sheep Patrol (no matter how much I tried to aspire to their level of delinquency), he would remain their undisputed king.


My Father: Ft. Knox, 1972


Our shelter was to be 125 lbs. of WW2-era canvas and wood, large enough to house an army patrol. It claimed nearly all the trunk space in our blue ’69 Impala, smelled sweetly of ancient mildew, and took Daddy the better part of an hour to erect–with marginal help from little brother Thomas and me. 

We were inside the tent all of ten minutes when a ranger appeared to tell us about a tornado warning in the area and that we needed to find some shelter that wasn’t a tent. Somehow we ended up in one of those tin-roof camp chapels that doubles as an auditorium.

In the dark, we chose a place for our sleeping bags onstage against the back wall and right clocktickednext to a bookshelf full of vintage (1927-1959) Hardy Boy Mystery Stories that I did not have in my collection at home. I don’t recall any protracted struggle with my conscience before ordering Thomas to shove the entire Hardy Boys mother lode into his backpack while Daddy went out to get the rest of our camping gear.

Gusting rain hammered the tin roof all night, but we were warm and quiet in our sleeping bags, watching the shadows of whipped tree branches play on the oak stage floor. It was one of the only times in my life when I have felt completely content. 

The next morning, my dad could not get the hell of there quick enough. He shoved the wet, battered tent into the trunk and yelled for us to bring our stuff out. Thomas’s backpack, substantially heavier, did not make it to car before disgorging its payload of books at Daddy’s feet. 



As I recall, we both received the standard three licks with my dad’s hand-tooled leather hippy belt and, of course, returned the books, most likely never to be read.

Nursing inflamed buttocks and disappointment, I could not have known that this night of rain and shelter with my father and my brother next to me would become a “wet cement” moment for me. To this day, when it rains at night, I always raise the window a little so I can reproduce even a little bit of the contentment I felt that night in 1972 when absolutely everything was well and at peace.









Another Year Of Listening

Two years ago today, I began an experiment to re-align my brain back to the gradual unwinding of the record album and away from mixtape/playlist instant gratification. Think of it as the aural equivalent of the Slow Food Movement. You see, I need external discipline if I want to change anything about myself and this, I reckoned, was something important enough to change.

vashti wyatt fela tribe


To review, my rules were as follows:

  1. Listen to the entire album in one sitting, no matter how painful that may become
  2. Pay attention
  3. Record the listening date, rating, and a brief review of each album

I’ve been doing it religiously for two years now and have no plans to ever stop. Apparently I did this 295 times in the past year.

Based on the data, I must have spent the year in perpetual nostalgia, because I revisited a lot of old friends (Fire Of Love, Sound Affects, Pink Moon, Tonight’s The Night, the Rolling Stones catalog in order through Tattoo You).

Which is not to say the year was without its share of startling revelations:

  • Vashti Bunyan, “Another Diamond Day” (1969)–A cool, timeless day in the mountain when all the world is a possibility.
  • “Scott The Hoople In The Dungeon Of Horror” (2015)–The Minus 5 release five records of new material in a Record Day-only limited release, every last groove superb.
  • Paul Weller, “22 Dreams” (2008)–Yeah, he’s still around and writing great, expansive music.
  • Robert Wyatt–Tip of the hat to Saint David Bowie for this recommendation.
  • Re-release of the Fela Kuti discography–The height of his powers.
  • David Crosby, “If I Could Only Remember My Name” (1971)–There’s no reason this psychotic walrus should have a produced a record this great, but he did.
  • Charles Lee Guy III, “The Prisoner’s Dream” (1962)–Wanna hear a legit convict lay his soul out on the hot pavement without a touch of self pity or cliche?
  • And who knew that 70s-era J.Geils Band was the tightest crew this side of the J.B.’s?

Anyway, here they are, an entire year of listening in alphabetical order:

Artist Album Year
A Silver Mt. Zion Fuck Off Get Free… 2014
A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders 1993
AC/DC Highway To Hell 1979
AC/DC Powerage 1978
Alabama Shakes Sound & Color 2015
Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles 1 2002
Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles 2 2002
Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles 3 2003
Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles 4 2003
Andy Partridge Fuzzy Warbles 5 2004
Andy Summers & Robert Fripp I Advance Masked 1982
Aretha Franklin Lady Soul 1968
Barry White Can’t Get Enough 1974
Big Black Songs About Fucking 1987
Big Star #1 Record 1972
Big Star Radio City 1974
Bilal In Another Life 2015
Bill Callahan Apocalypse 2011
Bill Withers Menagerie 1977
Blaze Foley Sittin’ By The Road 2010
Blind Faith Blind Faith 1969
Blondie Parallel Lines 1978
Blues Magoos Electric Comic Book 1967
Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley 1959
Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks 1974
Bob Dylan Planet Waves 1974
Bob Dylan The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 12 2015
Bonnie & Delaney & Friends To Bonnie From Delaney 1970
Brian Eno Another Green World 1975
Brian Eno Before And After Science 1977
Brian Eno Here Come the Warm Jets 1974
Brian Eno Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 1974
Brian Eno & Robert Fripp No Pussyfooting 1973
Buzzcocks Another Music in a Different Kitchen 1978
Cat Stevens Matthew & Son 1967
Cat Stevens Tea For The Tillerman 1970
Cat Stevens Teaser And The Firecat 1971
CCR Bayou Country 1969
CCR Cosmo’s Factory 1970
CCR Creedence Clearwater Revival 1968
CCR Green River 1969
CCR Willie And The Poor Boys 1969
Cécile McLorin Salvant For One to Love 2015
Charles Lee Guy III The Prisoner’s Dream 1962
Cheap Trick Cheap Trick 1977
Cheap Trick Heaven Tonight 1978
Chuck Berry Chuck Berry Is On Top 1959
Circus Maximus Circus Maximus with Jerry Jeff Walker 1967
Cockney Rebel The Psychomodo 1974
Curtis Mayfield Back To The World 1973
Daft Punk Discovery 2001
David Bowie Aladdin Sane 1973
David Bowie Blackstar 2016
David Bowie David Bowie 1967
David Bowie Diamond Dogs 1974
David Bowie Heroes 1977
David Bowie Low 1977
David Bowie Pinups 1973
David Bowie Scary Monsters 1980
David Bowie Station To Station 1976
David Bowie The Man Who Sold The World 1970
David Bowie Tonight 1984
David Bowie Young Americans 1975
David Crosby If I Could Only Remember My Name 1971
De La Soul 3 Feet High & Rising 1989
Dead Boys Young Loud & Snotty 1977
Deep Purple Machine Head 1972
Dr. Dog Easy Beat 2005
Dr. Dog Fate 2008
Dr. Dog We All Belong 2007
Dwight Yoakam Second Hand Heart 2015
Elvis Costello Blood & Chocolate 1986
Elvis Costello Get Happy!! 1980
Elvis Costello King Of America 1986
Elvis Costello My Aim Is True 1977
Elvis Presley Back In Memphis 1970
Elvis Presley Elvis Is Back 1960
Elvis Presley Elvis Sings Leiber & Stoller 1980
Elvis Presley G.I. Blues 1960
Elvis Presley Guitar Man 1975
Elvis Presley His Hand In Mine 1960
Emmylou Harris Luxury Liner 1977
Ernie Graham Ernie Graham 1971
Euphoria A Gift From Euphoria 1969
Fats Domino This Is Fats Domino 1957
Feargal Sharkey Feargal Sharkey 1985
Fela Kuti Alagbon Close 1974
Fela Kuti Everything Scatter 1975
Fela Kuti Expensive Shit 1975
Fela Kuti Na Poi 1976
Fela Kuti Roforofo Fight 1972
Fleetwood Mac Tusk 1979
Francoise Hardy Tous les Garçons et les Filles 1962
Freakwater Old Paint 1995
Freakwater Scheherazade 2016
Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971
Gang Of Four Solid Gold 1981
George Harrison All Things Must Pass 1970
Gram Parsons Another Side Of This Life 2000
Gram Parsons Sleepless Nights 1976
Guadalcanal Diary 2×4 1987
Harry Nilsson The Point! 1971
Hasil Adkins Out To Hunch 1986
Heatwave Too Hot To Handle 1976
Herbie Hancock Head Hunters 1973
Hugh Masekela The Americanization Of Ooga Booga 1966
Iggy Pop Lust For Life 1977
Iggy Pop The Idiot 1977
Ike & Tina Turner River Deep – Mountain High 1966
Iron & Wine The Creek Drank The Cradle 2002
Jack Elliott Sings The Songs Of Woody Guthrie
James Brown Excitement — Mr. Dynamite 1962
Jeb Loy Nichols Now Then 2005
Jesus And Mary Chain Psychocandy 1985
Jimi Hendrix Axis: Bold As Love 1967
Jimi Hendrix Band Of Gypsys 1970
John Coltrane Africa/Brass 1961
John Lee Hooker I’m John Lee Hooker 1960
John Lennon Plastic Ono Band 1970
Johnnie Taylor Who’s Making Love… 1968
Johnny Marr The Messenger 2013
Joy Division Closer 1980
Joy Division Unknown Pleasures 1979
Jungle Brothers Done By The Force Of Nature 1989
Junior Wells It’s My Life, Baby! 1966
Keith Jarrett The Koln Concert 1975
Keith Richards Crosseyed Heart 2015
Keith Richards Talk Is Cheap 1988
Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly 2015
King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King 1969
Led Zeppelin Presence 1976
Lee Dorsey Yes We Can 1970
Leo Kottke Leo Kottke 1976
Leonard Cohen I’m Your Man 1988
Leonard Cohen Songs From A Room 1969
Leonard Cohen Songs Of Leonard Cohen 1967
Loretta Lynn Van Lear Rose 2010
Lou Reed Coney Island Baby 1976
Lou Reed Sally Can’t Dance 1974
Loudon Wainwright III Album I 1970
Loudon Wainwright III Album II 1971
Loudon Wainwright III Album III 1972
Loudon Wainwright III T-Shirt 1976
Loudon Wainwright III Unrequited 1975
Love Forever Changes 1967
Love Love 1966
Lynyrd Skynyrd One More From The Road 1976
Marshall Crenshaw Field Day 1983
Marvin Gaye MPG 1969
Metallica Master Of Puppets 1986
Mickey Newbury Harlequin Melodies 1968
Mickey Newbury It Looks Like Rain 1969
Miles Davis Quiet Nights 1965
Minor Threat Minor Threat 1981
Mission Of Burma Let There Be Burma 1990
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Breakout…!!! 1966
Motörhead Ace Of Spades 1980
Muddy Waters Hard Again 1977
Neil Young A Letter Home 2014
Neil Young Live Rust 1979
Neil Young Tonight’s The Night 1975
Neil Young Zuma 1975
New Model Army No Rest For The Wicked 1985
Nick Drake Pink Moon 1972
Nina Simone Baltimore 1978
Nina Simone High Priestess Of Soul 1966
Nina Simone Lamentations 1977
Nina Simone To Love Somebody 1969
Numero Group Eccentric Soul: The Dynamic Label 2013
Numero Group Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label 2007
Numero Group Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label 2014
Numero Group Good God! Born Again Funk 2010
Numero Group Ork Records: New York, New York 2014
Ohio Players Angel 1977
Ohio Players Skin Tight 1974
Os Caretas Cem Anos De Samba 1971
Parliament Chocolate City 1975
Parliament Mothership Connection 1975
Paul Weller 22 Dreams 2008
Paul Weller Wake Up The Nation 2010
Peter Gabriel Peter Gabriel 1980
Queen A Night at the Opera 1975
R.L. Burnside First Recordings 2003
Radio Birdman Radios Appear 1977
Rahsaan Roland Kirk The Inflated Tear 1968
Richard & Linda Thompson Pour Down Like Silver 1975
Rick Derringer All-American Boy 1973
Robert Wyatt Cuckooland 2003
Robert Wyatt Shleep 1997
Roxy Music Avalon 1982
Roxy Music Country Life 1974
Royal Blood Royal Blood 2014
Ry Cooder Chicken Skin Music 1976
Segun Adewale Play For Me 1988
Serge Gainsbourg Histoire De Melody Nelson 1971
Sex Pistols Never Mind The Bollocks Here’s The Sex Pistols 1977
Shovels & Rope Swimmin’ Time 2014
Shuggie Otis Freedom Flight 1971
Slade Slayed? 1972
Small Faces There Are But Four Small Faces 1968
Stevie Wonder Hotter Than July 1980
Sturgill Simpson High Top Mountain 2013
Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds In Country Music 2014
Suede Dog Man Star 1994
Suede Suede 1993
Sufjan Stevens Carrie & Lowell 2015
Syl Johnson The Complete Twinight 45s 2015
Talking Heads Remain In Light 1980
Terry Callier Turn You To Love 1979
The Animals Animalism 1966
The B-52s Wild Planet 1980
The Band Moondog Matinee 1973
The Beach Boys Wild Honey 1967
The Box Tops Cry Like A Baby 1968
The Brand New Heavies The Brand New Heavies 1991
The Clash The Clash (US) 1977
The Country Gentlemen Sing & Play Folk Songs & Bluegrass 1961
The Flesh Eaters A Minute to Pray, A Second to Die 1981
The Fleshtones Fleshtones Vs. Reality 1987
The Godz Contact High With the Godz 1966
The Guess Who American Woman 1970
The Gun Club Fire Of Love 1981
The Impressions The Impressions 1963
The J. Geils Band “Live” Full House 1972
The J. Geils Band The J. Geils Band 1970
The J. Geils Band The Morning After 1971
The Jam All Mod Cons 1978
The Jam Setting Sons 1979
The Jam Sound Affects 1980
The Jam This Is The Modern World 1977
The Kinks Face To Face 1966
The Kinks Kinks 1964
The Libertines The Libertines 2004
The Lone Bellow Then Came The Morning 2015
The Meters Look-Ka Py Py 1969
The Minus 5 Scott The Hoople In The Dungeon Of Horror 2014
The Misfits Static Age 1995
The Raincoats The Raincoats 1979
The Rance Allen Group Brothers 1978
The Reigning Sound Love And Curses 2009
The Reigning Sound Time Bomb High School 2002
The Rolling Stones Black & Blue 1976
The Rolling Stones December’s Children (And Everybody’s) 1965
The Rolling Stones Dirty Work 1986
The Rolling Stones Exile On Main Street 1972
The Rolling Stones Got Live If You Want It! 1966
The Rolling Stones Let It Bleed 1969
The Rolling Stones Love You Live 1977
The Rolling Stones Metamorphosis 1975
The Rolling Stones More Hot Rocks (Big Hits & Fazed Cookies) 1972
The Rolling Stones Some Girls 1978
The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers 1971
The Rolling Stones Still Life (American Concert 1981) 1982
The Rolling Stones Tattoo You 1981
The Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones, Now! 1965
The Rolling Stones Undercover 1983
The Specials More Specials 1980
The Staples Singers Be Altitude: Respect Yourself 1972
The Stooges Fun House 1970
The Stooges More Power 2009
The Stooges Raw Power 1973
The Stooges The Stooges 1969
The United States Of America The United States Of America 1968
The Velvet Underground White Light/White Heat 1980
The Vibrators Pure Mania 1977
The Weavers The Weavers At Home 1958
The White Stripes De Stijl 2000
The Yardbirds Roger The Engineer 1966
Thin Lizzy Jailbreak 1976
Titus Andronicus The Airing Of Grievances 2008
Titus Andronicus The Monitor 2010
Titus Andronicus The Most Lamentable Tragedy 2015
Tom Petty Wildflowers 1994
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Damn The Torpedoes 1979
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 1976
Townes Van Zandt For The Sake Of The Song 1968
Traffic John Barleycorn Must Die 1970
Trio Trio & Error 1983
Uncle Tupelo No Depression 1990
Various Highlife On The Move: Selected Nigerian & Ghanaian From London & Lagos – 1954-1966 2015
Vashti Bunyan Heartleap 2014
Vashti Bunyan Just Another Diamond Day 1970
Wanda Jackson Reckless Love Affair 1967
Wanda Jackson Wonderful Wanda 1962
Wayne Hancock Viper Of Melody 2009
X Ain’t Love Grand? 1985
XTC Go 2 1978
XTC Mummer 1983
XTC Nonsuch 1992
XTC Skylarking 1986
XTC The Big Express 1984
Yo La Tengo Stuff Like That There 2015

A Year Of Listening

Exactly one year ago today, I decided to target an attention span that had been withered to a nub by Spotify, Pandora, and playlist/mixtape culture in general. Along the way, I had left The Album as a cultural object behind for the quick fix of the song, wrenching such gems as “Sweet Emotion” or “What We All Want” from the album masterpieces within which they reside. Further complicating things was that, for three years, I programmed and DJ-ed a weekly radio show where I cherry-picked songs as a matter of course. As of this time last year, I do not believe I had listened to an album in its entirety in at least five years.

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This was profoundly disturbing to me because, with few exceptions, I despise the machinery and culture of The Single. I grew up loving the LP, with its careful (in most cases) song sequencing, and the way it demanded an extended visitation of my attention, the way it allowed me to inhabit the consciousness of, say, a divorce-ravaged Marvin Gaye on “Here, My Dear,” or the traumatized protagonist of “In The Aeroplane Over The Sea.”

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So I set out to remedy my musical ADD. For a full year, there would be no playlists, no obsessively playing the same song 10 times in row (multiple relapses on this one), no “greatest hits”: I had to listen to albums in one sitting and, to keep myself disciplined, I had to mark the date, rate the record on a scale of 1 to 5, and jot down a note or two by way of a “review.” I did this 834 times in the past year. Approximately 80% of these records were ones I had either never heard before, or never sat through all the way.

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Some of what I discovered:

  • A love for Classic Country (1945-1975), particularly the Bakersfield variety
  • A reconciliation with vinyl, my first love
  • A marked distaste for any kind of genre “crossover”
  • That 1979-1985 was a bad era for music in general, particularly for artists who sought to “update” the sound that made them famous for the mirage of “New Wave” (in some cases, my reaction to these records was so violent that I not only removed the record from my collection, but from my house)
  • That the Chi-Lites were the absolute cream of the Philly Soul crop and could not make a bad album
  • That the Bee Gees may have been the most underrated pop group of all time
  • And many others

So, here it is, in alphabetical order: every record I have listened to in the past year:

Artist Album Year
13th Floor Elevators The Psychedelic Sounds Of The 13th Floor Elevators 1966
13th Floor Elevators Easter Everywhere 1967
4 Out Of 5 Doctors 4 Out Of 5 Doctors 1980
6 String Drag Roots Rock ‘n’ Roll 2015
68 Comeback A Bridge Too Fuckin’ Far 1998
A Band Of Bees Free The Bees 2004
Adverts Crossing The Red Sea With The Adverts 1978
Aerosmith Toys In The Attic 1975
Aerosmith Rocks 1976
Aerosmith Aerosmith 1973
Aerosmith Draw The Line 1977
Aerosmith Get Your Wings 1974
Air Moon Safari 1998
Al Dexter Pistol Packin’ Mama (comp) N/A
Al Green Let’s Stay Together 1972
Al Green I’m Still In Love With You 1972
Al Green Gets Next To You 1971
Al Green Call Me (Come Back Home) 1973
Al Green Explores Your Mind 1974
Al Green Al Green Is Love 1975
Al Kooper I Stand Alone 1968
Al Kooper Easy Does It 1970
Al Stewart Past, Present And Future 1974
Alan Price This Price Is Right 1968
Alan Price Between Today And Yesterday 1974
Alan Price Alan Price 1977
Alan Price O Lucky Man! 1973
Alan Toussaint The Wild Sound Of New Orleans By Tousan 1958
Alex Chilton High Priest 1987
Alexander “Skip” Spence Oar 1969
Ann Peebles I Cant Stand the Rain 1974
Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 1967
Aretha Franklin Aretha Now 1968
Arthur Conley Soul Directions 1968
Asleep At The Wheel Asleep At The Wheel 1974
Asleep At The Wheel Texas Gold 1975
Asleep At The Wheel A Tribute To Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys 1993
Asylum Choir Look Inside The Asylum Choir 1968
Barry White Stone Gon’ 1973
Bass Drum Of Death GB City 2011
Bee Gees Odessa 1969
Bee Gees Trafalgar 1971
Bee Gees Two Years On 1971
Bee Gees Mr. Natural 1974
Bee Gees Cucumber Castle 1970
Bee Gees Main Course 1975
Bee Gees 1st 1967
Benjamin Booker Benjamin Booker 2014
Bert Jansch Bert Jansch 1965
Bill Callahan Sometimes I Wish We Were An Eagle 2009
Bill Callahan Woke On A Whaleheart 2007
Bill Callahan Apocalypse 2011
Bill Fay Time Of The Last Persecution 1971
Bill Withers Still Bill 1972
Bill Withers Just As I Am 1971
Billie Holiday Lady In Satin 1958
Billy ‘Crash’ Craddock Still Thinkin’ About You 1975
Billy Joe Shaver Billy Joe Shaver 1982
Billy Preston Music Is My Life 1972
Black Sabbath Sabbath Bloody Sabbath 1973
Blood, Sweat & Tears Child Is The Father To The Man 1968
Blue Ash No More No Less 1973
Blue Cheer Vincebus Eruptum 1968
Blues Magoos Psychedelic Lollipop 1966
Boards Of Canada Music Has The Right To Children 1998
Bob Dylan Street-Legal 1978
Bob Dylan Slow Train Coming 1979
Bob Dylan & The Band The Basement Tapes Raw 2014
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys For The Last Time 1973
Bob Wills & Tommy Duncan Hall Of Fame 2000
Bobby Bare Detroit City And Other Hits 1963
Bobby Whitlock Bobby Whitlock 1972
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy I See A Darkness 1999
Booker T. & The M.G.s Green Onions 1962
Bootsy’s Rubber Band This Boot Is Made For Fonkin’ 1979
Bram Tchaikovsky Strange Man, Changed Man 1979
Brian Auger Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express 1971
Brian Eno & David Byrne My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts 1981
Brinsley Schwartz Nervous On The Road 1972
Brinsley Schwartz Despite It All 1970
Brinsley Schwartz Silver Pistol 1972
Buck Owens I’ve Got A Tiger By The Tail 1965
Buck Owens Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard 1962
Buck Owens Buck Owens (Under Your Spell Again) 1961
Buck Owens You’re For Me 1961
Buck Owens Buck Owens Sings Tommy Collins 1963
Buck Owens Open Up Your Heart 1966
Buck Owens The Carnegie Hall Concert 1966
Buck Owens Roll Out The Red Carpet 1966
Buck Owens Together Again/My Heart Skips A Beat 1964
Buck Owens You’re For Me 1962
Buck Owens It Takes People Like You To Make People Like Me 1968
Buck Owens Dust On Mother’s Bible (Songs Of Faith & Religion) 1966
Buck Owens Ruby 1971
Buck Owens Your Tender Loving Care 1967
Buck Owens Before You Go/No One But You 1965
Buck Owens In Japan! 1967
Buddy Emmons Buddy Emmons Sings Bob Wills 1976
Buddy Emmons Steel Guitar 1975
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield Again 1967
Buffalo Springfield Buffalo Springfield 1966
Buffalo Springfield Last Time Around 1968
Byron Lee & The Dragonaires Wine Miss Tiny 1991
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso (A Little More Blue) 1971
Caetano Veloso Domingo 1967
Caetano Veloso Caetano Veloso (Tropicalia) 1968
Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band Safe As Milk 1967
Carl Perkins Blue Suede Shoes 1969
Carl Perkins My Kind Of Country 1973
Carl Smith Faded Love & Winter Roses 1969
Cedar Walton Piano Solos 1981
Charles Bradley No Time For Dreaming 2011
Charles Mingus New Tijuana Moods 1962
Charles Mingus The Black Saint & The Sinner Lady 1963
Charles Wright & the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band Hot Heat & Sweet Groove 1967
Charley Pride The Country Way 1967
Charley Pride The Sensational Charley Pride 1969
Charlie Rich Original Hits & Midnight Demos 1985
Chet Atkins Guitar Country 1964
Chet Atkins Yestergroovin’ 1970
Chris Hillman Desert Rose 1984
Chris Hillman & Herb Petersen Bakersfield Bound 2006
Cisco Houston Cisco Houston 1965
Clifton Chenier Clifton Chenier & His Red Hot Louisiana Band 1977
Conway Twitty Linda On My Mind 1975
Conway Twitty You’ve Never Been This Far Before/Baby’s Gone 1973
Conway Twitty Hello Darlin’ 1970
Conway Twitty & Loretta Lynn Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man 1973
Country Gazette A Traitor In Our Midst! 1972
Crazy Horse Crazy Horse 1971
Cream Goodbye Cream 1969
Creedence Clearwater Revival Pendulum 1970
Curtis Mayfield Curtis 1970
Curtis Mayfield Super Fly 1972
Curtis Mayfield Roots 1971
Curtis Mayfield Got To Find A Way 1974
Dallas Frazier Singing My Songs 1970
D’Angelo Black Messiah 2015
Dave Davies AFL1-3603 1980
Dave Dudley Songs About The Working Man 1964
Dave Edmunds Rockpile 1972
Dave Edmunds Subtle As A Flying Mallet 1975
Dave Van Ronk Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger 1967
David Ackles American Gothic 1972
David Allan Coe Tattoo 1977
David Bowie Lodger 1979
David Essex Rock On 1973
David Johansen David Johansen 1978
David Lindley El Rayo-X 1981
David Lindley & El Rayo-X Win This Record 1982
David Ruffin My Whole World Ended 1969
Davy Graham The Guitar Player 1963
Davy Graham Folks, Blues And Beyond 1964
Diana Ross & The Supremes Love Child 1968
Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile 1973
Dillard & Clark The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark 1968
Doc & Merle Watson Two Days In November 1974
Doc Watson Southbound 1966
Don Gibson Don Gibson 1965
Don Gibson Girls, Guitar, and Gibson 1961
Don Gibson Hurtin’ Inside 1966
Don Gibson Sweet Dreams 1960
Don Reno Fastest Five Strings Alive 1994
Don Williams I Believe In You 1980
Donovan Sunshine Superman 1966
Donovan Catch The Wind 1965
Dottie West Dottie West Sings 1966
Doug Dillard Duelin’ Banjo 1973
Doug Sahm Groover’s Paradise 1974
Doug Sahm Hell Of A Spell 1980
Doug Sahm And Band Doug Sahm And Band 1973
Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band Dr. Buzzards Original Savannah Band 1976
Dr. Feelgood Malpractice 1975
Dr. Feelgood Sneakin’ Suspicion 1977
Dr. John Gris Gris 1968
Drive-By Truckers Southern Rock Opera 2001
Duke Ellington The Ellington Era: 1927-1940 1963
Dusty Springfield Dusty in Memphis 1969
Dwight Yoakam Buenas Noches From A Lonely Room 1988
Dwight Yoakam This Time 1993
Dwight Yoakam Guitars, Cadillacs Etc. Etc. 1986
Dwight Yoakam Hillbilly Deluxe 1987
Earth, Wind & Fire That’s The Way Of The World 1975
Earth, Wind & Fire Spirit 1976
Eddie Harris Instant Death 1971
Electric Light Orchestra A New World Record 1976
Elliott Smith From A Basement On The Hill 2004
Elton John Madman Across The Water 1971
Elton John Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 1973
Elton John Rock Of The Westies 1975
Elvis Costello Almost Blue 1981
Elvis Costello Taking Liberties 1980
Elvis Costello Trust 1981
Elvis Costello Imperial Bedroom 1982
Elvis Costello This Year’s Model 1978
Elvis Presley Elvis 1956
Elvis Presley From Elvis in Memphis 1969
Elvis Presley Elvis Presley 1956
Elvis Presley Elvis Country 1971
Elvis Presley The Sun Sessions 1976
Emitt Rhodes Emitt Rhodes 1970
Emitt Rhodes Mirror 1971
Emmylou Harris Pieces of the Sky 1975
Emmylou Harris Roses In The Snow 1980
Emmylou Harris Evangeline 1981
Emmylou Harris Elite Hotel 1975
Eric Andersen Blue River 1972
Eric Andersen Today Is The Highway 1965
Eric Bogle Something Of Value 1988
Ernest Tubb The Daddy Of Them All 1957
Esquivel Exploring New Sounds in Stereo 1959
Etta James Tell Mama 1967
Family Music in a Dolls House 1968
Faron Young Live Fast, Love Hard: Original Capitol Recordings,1952-1962 1996
Faron Young Story Songs for Country Folks 1964
Faron Young The Young Approach 1961
Faron Young This Is Faron Young! 1955
Faron Young Story Songs of Mountains and Valleys 1964
Father John Misty Fear Fun 2012
Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear 2015
Fats Waller Fats Waller Piano Solos 1929-1941 1977
Ferlin Husky Boulevard Of Broken Dreams 1957
Flatt & Scruggs Foggy Mountain Jamboree 1957
Flatt & Scruggs Sacred Songs 1967
Flatt & Scruggs Songs of the Famous Carter Family 1961
Flatt & Scruggs The Versatile Flatt & Scruggs 1965
Flatt & Scruggs Foggy Mountain Banjo 1961
Flatt & Scruggs With Doc Watson Strictly Instrumental 1967
Fleetwood Mac Fleetwood Mac 1968
Fleetwood Mac Then Play On 1969
Fleetwood Mac English Rose 1969
Fleetwood Mac Mystery To Me 1973
Foghat Fool For The City 1975
Foxy Get Off 1978
Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours 1955
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention Freak Out! 1966
Fred Neil Fred Neil 1966
Frijid Pink Frijid Pink 1970
Gal Costa Gal Costa 1969
Gal Costa Gal Costa (Cinema Olympia) 1969
Gang Of Four Hard 1983
Gene Clark White Light 1971
Gene Clark No Other 1974
Gene Clark Roadmaster 1972
Gene Clark Two Sides To Every Story 1977
Gene Clark Firebyrd 1987
Gene Clark So Rebellious A Lover 1987
Gene Vincent Bluejean Bop 1956
Gene Vincent Crazy Times 1960
Genesis Selling England By The Pound 1973
Genesis The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway 1974
George Jones Sings Country & Western Hits 1962
George Jones If My Heart Had Windows 1968
George Jones Country & Western #1 Male Singer 1964
George Jones Hits By George 1967
George Jones The Race Is On 1965
George Jones Love Bug 1966
George Jones We Found Heaven Right Here On Earth At “4033” 1966
George Jones Sings The Great Songs Of Leon Payne 1971
George Jones I Am What I Am 1980
George Jones The Grand Tour 1974
George Jones Nothing Ever Hurt Me (Half as Bad as Losing You) 1973
George Jones With Love 1971
George Jones Trouble In Mind 1965
George Jones Sings Like The Dickens! 1964
George Jones & Melba Montgomery George Jones & Melba Montgomery 1968
George Jones & Tammy Wynette Me & The First Lady 1972
Georgie Fame Georgie Fame 1974
Glen Campbell Gentle On My Mind 1967
Gordon Lightfoot If You Could Read My Mind 1970
Graham Parker Squeezing Out Sparks 1979
Graham Parker Stick To Me 1977
Gram Parsons GP 1973
Gram Parsons Grievous Angel 1974
Gram Parsons Gram Parsons & the Shilos: The Early Years, Vol. 1 1965
Gregg Allman Laid Back 1973
Guy Clark Old No. 1 1975
Hackamore Brick One Kiss Leads To Another 1970
Hank Locklin Once Over Lightly 1965
Hank Snow Sings Jimmie Rodgers Songs 1960
Hank Snow Country Classics 1955
Hank Snow & Anita Carter Together Again 1962
Hank Thompson Songs For Rounders 1959
Hank Thompson Dance Ranch 1958
Hank Thompson A Six Pack To Go 1966
Hank Thompson New Recordings Of Hank Thompson’s All-Time Hits 1956
Hank Thompson On Tap, In The Can, Or In The Bottle 1968
Hank Thompson The No. 1 Country And Western Band 1962
Hank Thompson At The Gold Nugget 1961
Hank Williams Luke The Drifter 1966
Hank Williams & The Drifting Cowboys Hank Williams 1966
Harlan Leonard & His Rockets Harlan Leonard & His Rockets 1940
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes Black & Blue 1973
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes Wake Up Everybody 1975
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes 1972
Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes To Be True 1975
Harry Nilsson Aerial Ballet 1968
Harry Nilsson Nilsson Schmilsson 1971
Harry Nilsson Pandemonium Shadow Show 1967
Harry Nilsson Son of Schmilsson 1972
Harry Nilsson Nilsson Sings Newman 1970
Hasil Adkins Peanut Butter Rock and Roll 1990
Hawkshaw Hawkins The Great Hawkshaw Hawkins 1963
Honeyboy Edwards White Windows 1988
Ian Dury New Boots And Panties!! 1977
Ian Matthews Journeys From Gospel Oak 1972
Ian Matthews If You Saw Thro’ My Eyes 1971
Ian Matthews Tigers Will Survive 1971
Ike & Tina Turner Workin’ Together 1971
Isaac Hayes Hot Buttered Soul 1969
Isaac Hayes Black Moses 1971
Isaac Hayes Shaft 1971
Isaac Hayes …To Be Continued 1970
Isaac Hayes The Isaac Hayes Movement 1970
It’s A Beautiful Day It’s A Beautiful Day 1969
Ivory Joe Hunter Mean Woman Blues 1963
Jack White Lazaretto 2014
Jackie Wilson The Jackie Wilson Story 1983
Jackson Browne Late for the Sky 1974
Jacques Brel Olympia 64 1964
James Brown Live at the Apollo 1963
James Brown Hot Pants 1971
James Chance & The Contortions Buy 1979
James Talley Blackjack Choir 1977
Jason Isbell Southeastern 2013
Jerry Jeff Walker Driftin’ Way of Life 1969
Jerry Jeff Walker Viva Terlingua 1973
Jerry Jeff Walker Ridin’ High 1975
Jerry Jeff Walker Mr. Bojangles 1968
Jerry Jeff Walker Walker’s Collectibles 1974
Jerry Lee Lewis Taste Of Country 1970
Jerry Lee Lewis She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye 1970
Jerry Lee Lewis Touching Home 1971
Jerry Lee Lewis In Loving Memories 1978
Jerry Lee Lewis The Golden Cream Of The Country 1971
Jerry Lee Lewis Another Place Another Time 1969
Jethro Tull This Was 1968
Jethro Tull Aqualung 1971
Jim & Jesse Y’All Come: The Essential Jim & Jesse N/A
Jim & Jesse Jim & Jesse: 1952-1955 N/A
Jim Kweskin & The Jug Band Jug Band Blues 1987
Jimmie Dale Gilmore Fair & Square 1988
Jimmie Driftwood Wilderness Road 1959
Jimmy Martin The King Of Bluegrass N/A
Joanna Newsom Ys 2006
Joe “King” Carrasco And The Crowns Synapse Gap 1982
Joe Cocker Joe Cocker! 1969
Joe Ely Joe Ely 1975
Joe South Don’t It Make You Want To Go Home 1968
Joe Tex I’ve Got To Do A Little Bit Better 1966
Joe Tex Buying A Book 1969
Joe Walsh Barnstorm 1972
Joe Walsh The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get 1973
Jo-El Sonnier The Cajun Troubadour 1989
John B. Sebastian John B. Sebastian 1970
John Cale Honi Soit 1981
John Hammond So Many Roads 1965
John Lee Hooker Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive 1972
John Lennon Rock ‘N’ Roll 1975
John Lennon Mind Games 1973
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers A Hard Road 1967
John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers Crusade 1967
John Sebastian The Four Of Us 1971
John Stewart Willard 1970
John Stewart Sunstorm 1971
Johnny Cash With His Hot & Blue Guitar 1957
Johnny Cash From Sea To Shining Sea 1968
Johnny Cash Sings Hank Williams 1960
Johnny Cash The Fabulous Johnny Cash 1958
Johnny Rivers Changes 1966
Johnny Winter The Progressive Blues Experiment 1969
Joni Mitchell Blue 1971
José Feliciano Feliciano! 1968
Justin Townes Earle Midnight At The Movies 2009
Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy 2010
Kevin Coyne Marjory Razorblade 1973
King Curtis Soul Serenade 1964
Kitty Wells Kitty Wells’ Country Hit Parade 1956
Kris Kristofferson The Silver Tongued Devil and I 1971
Kris Kristofferson Me And Bobby McGee/Kristofferson 1970
L.C. Robinson House Cleanin Blues 1974
Laura Nyro New York Tendaberry 1969
Laura Nyro Eli and the Thirteenth Confession 1968
Laura Nyro Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat 1970
Led Zeppelin 3 1970
Led Zeppelin 4 1971
Lefty Frizzel Saginaw, Michigan 1964
Lefty Frizzell Lefty Goes To Nashville 1983
Leo Kottke 6 & 12-String Guitar 1971
Leo Kottke Mudlark 1971
Leon Russell Leon Russell 1970
Lindsey Buckingham Law & Order 1981
Lindsey Buckingham Go Insane 1984
Little Jimmy Dickens Columbia Historic Edition 1984
Long John Baldry It Ain’t Easy 1971
Lonnie Mack The Wham Of That Memphis Man! 1964
Loretta Lynn You Ain’t Woman Enough 1966
Loretta Lynn Don’t Come Home A Drinkin’ (With Lovin’ On Your Mind) 1967
Loretta Lynn Coal Miner’s Daughter 1971
Loretta Lynn & Conway Twitty We Only Make Believe 1971
Los Bravos Black Is Back 1966
Lotte Lenya September Song And Other American Theatre Songs Of Kurt Weill 1957
Lou Rawls Soulin’ 1966
Lou Reed Street Hassle 1978
Loudon Wainwright III Attempted Mustache 1973
Louvin Brothers Tragic Songs Of Life 1956
Louvin Brothers Satan Is Real 1960
Love Da Capo 1967
Lupe Fiasco Tetsuo & Youth 2015
Lynyrd Skynyrd Gimme Back My Bullets 1976
Maddy Prior & June Tabor Silly Sisters 1976
Mahalia Jackson The World’s Greatest Gospel Singer 1955
Mahalia Jackson Mahalia Jackson Sings America’s Favorite Hymns 1977
Man Rhinos, Winos, & Lunatics 1975
Marianne Faithfull Dangerous Acquaintances 1981
Marion Williams Standing Here Wondering Which Way To Go 1971
Marty Robbins Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs 1959
Marty Robbins Devil Woman 1962
Marvin Gaye Let’s Get It On 1973
Marvin Gaye What’s Going On 1971
Marvin Gaye Here, My Dear 1978
Marvin Gaye Midnight Love 1982
Marvin Gaye I Want You 1976
Mary Hopkin Post Card 1969
Matt Woods With Love From Brushy Mountain 2014
McGuinn, Clark & Hillman McGuinn, Clark & Hillman 1979
Merle Haggard Branded Man 1967
Merle Haggard Swinging Doors and The Bottle Let Me Down 1966
Merle Haggard Mama Tried 1968
Merle Haggard Hag 1971
Merle Haggard A Tribute To The Best Damn Fiddle Player 1970
Merle Haggard The Roots Of My Raising 1976
Merle Haggard Same Train, Different Time 1969
Merle Haggard Someday We’ll Look Back 1971
Merle Haggard Big City 1981
Merle Haggard The Way It Was in ’51 1978
Merle Haggard I’m A Lonesome Fugitive 1967
Merle Haggard Pride In What I Am 1969
Merle Haggard Back To The Barrooms 1980
Merle Haggard That’s The Way Love Goes 1983
Merle Haggard Sing Me Back Home 1968
Merle Haggard A Working Man Can’t Get Nowhere Today 1974
Merle Haggard Strangers 1965
Merle Travis Travis! 1962
Merle Travis The Merle Travis Guitar 1956
MFSB Love Is The Message 1975
Michael Bloomfield/Al Kooper/Stephen Stills Super Session 1968
Michael Murphey Geronimo’s Cadillac 1972
Michael Nesmith And The Hits Just Keep On Comin’ 1972
Michael Nesmith Infinite Rider On The Big Dogma 1979
Mickey Newbury Heaven Help the Child 1973
Mickey Newbury ‘Frisco Mabel Joy 1971
Mickey Newbury His Eye Is On The Sparrow 1978
Mickey Newbury I Came To Hear The Music 1974
Mike Heron Smiling Men with Bad Reputations 1971
Mink DeVille Cabretta 1977
Miriam Makeba The Voice Of Africa 1964
Miriam Makeba The Many Voices Of Miriam Makeba 1962
Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels Sock It To Me! 1967
Moby Grape 20 Granite Creek 1971
Moby Grape Grape Jam 1968
Moby Grape Moby Grape 1967
Mongo Santamaria La Bamba 1964
Moon Mullican Seven Nights To Rock 2004
Mott The Hoople Mott 1973
Mott The Hoople The Hoople 1974
Mott The Hoople All the Young Dudes 1972
Nazz Nazz Nazz 1969
Nazz Nazz 1968
Neil Diamond Stones 1971
Neil Diamond Tap Root Manuscript 1970
Neil Diamond Classics The Early Years 1983
Neil Young Neil Young 1968
Neil Young American Stars ‘N Bars 1977
Neil Young After The Gold Rush 1970
Neil Young Harvest 1972
Neil Young On The Beach 1974
Neil Young Comes A Time 1978
Neil Young Times Fades Away 1973
Neutral Milk Hotel On Avery Island 1996
Neutral Milk Hotel In The Aeroplane Over The Sea 1998
New Colony Six Breakthrough 1966
New York Dolls Too Much Too Soon 1974
Nick Lowe Labour Of Lust 1979
Nick Lowe The Impossible Bird 1994
Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit The Rose Of England 1985
Nico Chelsea Girl 1967
Norman Blake Old And New 1975
Norman Blake Whiskey Before Breakfast 1976
O.V. Wright A Nickel and a Nail and Ace of Spades 1971
Oblivians Popular Favorities 1996
Odetta Sings Ballads And Blues 1956
Ohio Players Honey 1975
Os Mutantes Os Mutantes 1968
Otis Redding Otis Blue / Otis Redding Sings Soul 1966
P.F. Sloan Twelve More Times 1966
Patsy Cline Sentimentally Yours 1962
Patti Smith Group Radio Ethiopia 1976
Paul & Linda McCartney Ram 1971
Paul McCartney McCartney 1970
Paul McCartney McCartney II 1980
Paul McCartney & Wings Band On The Run 1973
Pearls Before Swine The Use Of Ashes 1970
Pete Shelley Homosapien 1981
Peter Townshend Who Came First 1972
Phil Alvin Un “Sung” Stories 1986
Phil Ochs Pleasures Of The Harbor 1967
Phil Ochs Chords Of Fame 1976
Poco Pickin’ Up The Pieces 1969
Poco Poco 1970
Porter Wagoner Your Old Love Letters & Other Country Hits 1966
Porter Wagoner A Satisfied Mind 1956
Pretty Things S. F. Sorrow 1968
Prince Sign O the Times 1987
Prince Dirty Mind 1980
Prince Around The World In A Day 1985
Professor Longhair Crawfish Fiesta 1980
Quarterbacks Quarterbacks 2015
Quincy Jones Walking in Space 1969
Raheem DeVaughn The Love & War MasterPeace 2010
Ralph McTell You Well-Meaning Brought Me Here 1971
Ralph McTell Not Till Tomorrow 1972
Randy Newman Randy Newman 1968
Randy Travis Storms Of Life 1986
Raphael Saadiq Stone Rollin’ 2011
Ray Charles Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music 1962
Ray Charles The Genius Of Ray Charles 1959
Ray Price Talk To Your Heart 1958
Ray Price San Antonio Rose 1962
Red Foley The Red Foley Story 1964
Red Foley Tennessee Saturday Night 2002
Red Simpson Roll Truck Roll 1966
Red Sovine Phantom 309 1968
Red Steagall Lone Star Beer 1976
Richard “Groove” Holmes Soul Message 1965
Richard & Linda Thompson Shoot Out The Lights 1982
Richard & Linda Thompson I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight 1974
Richard Thompson Across A Crowded Room 1985
Richie Havens Mixed Bag 1967
Rising Sons Rising Sons 1965
Robert Plant Band of Joy 2010
Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Gotta Let This Hen Out! 1985
Rod Stewart Never A Dull Moment 1972
Rodney Crowell Diamonds & Dirt 1988
Rodriguez Coming From Reality 1971
Rodriguez Cold Fact 1970
Roger McGuinn Roger McGuinn 1973
Roger McGuinn Cardiff Rose 1976
Roger Miller The Return Of Roger Miller 1965
Roger Miller The Third Time Around 1965
Roger Miller Dang Me 1964
Roger Miller Words And Music By Roger Miller 1966
Roger Miller The One And Only 1965
Roger Miller Roger Miller 1964
Roger Miller A Trip In The Country 1970
Roger Miller 1970 1970
Ronnie Hawkins The Giant Of Rock & Roll 1974
Rosanne Cash King’s Record Shop 1987
Rosie Flores Rosie Flores 1987
Roy Acuff Columbia Historic Edition 1985
Ry Cooder Bop Till You Drop 1979
Sam Cooke Live At The Harlem Square Club 1963 1963
Sam Cooke Night Beat 1963
Scott Joplin His Complete Works 1992
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 Look Around 1968
Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 Fool On The Hill 1968
Shuggie Otis Here Comes Shuggie Otis 1970
Shuggie Otis Inspiration Information 1974
Silver Jews Tanglewood Numbers 2005
Sir Doug & The Texas Tornados Texas Rock For Country Rollers 1976
Sleater-Kinney No Cities to Love 2015
Sleepy LaBeef Down Home Rockabilly 1978
Slint Spiderland 1991
Sly & The Family Stone Theres a Riot Goin On 1971
Sly & The Family Stone Life 1968
Sly & The Family Stone Stand! 1969
Sly & The Family Stone Dance To The Music 1968
Small Faces Ogdens’ Nut Gone Flake 1968
Solomon Burke If You Need Me/Rock ‘N Soul 1963
Sonics Here Are The Sonics!!! 1965
Squeeze East Side Story 1981
Stephen Stills / Manassas Manassas 1972
Stevie Wonder Talking Book 1972
Stills-Young Band Long May You Run 1976
Stonewall Jackson The Dynamic Stonewall Jackson 1959
Stonewall Jackson The Lonesome In Me 1970
Sturgill Simpson Metamodern Sounds in Country Music 2014
Sweet Desolation Boulevard 1974
T. Rex The Slider 1972
Taj Mahal Taj Mahal 1968
Taj Mahal De Ole Folks At Home 1969
Taj Mahal Giant Step 1969
Taj Mahal Music Keeps Me Together 1975
Tammy Wynette The Ways To Love A Man 1969
Tammy Wynette DIVORCE 1968
Tammy Wynette The World Of Tammy Wynette 1970
Tav Falco & the Panther Burns Behind the Magnolia Curtain 1982
Tav Falco & the Panther Burns Blow Your Top 1982
Ted Leo & The Pharmacists Living With The Living 2007
Ted Nugent Double Live Gonzo! 1978
Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary 1981
Terry Callier I Just Can’t Help Myself 1974
Terry Callier What Color Is Love? 1973
Terry Reid Terry Reid 1969
The Allman Brothers The Allman Brothers Band 1969
The Allman Brothers Idlewild South 1970
The Animals Animalization 1966
The Apples In Stereo Travellers In Space And Time 2010
The Bailes Brothers Early Radio Favorites 1977
The Bailey Brothers Take Me Back To Happy Valley 1975
The Beach Boys All Summer Long 1964
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds 1966
The Beach Boys Holland 1973
The Beach Boys Surfer Girl 1963
The Beach Boys Surf’s Up 1971
The Beach Boys Little Deuce Coupe 1963
The Beat The Beat 1979
The Beatles Rubber Soul 1965
The Beatles Yesterday And Today 1966
The Beau Brummels Volume 2 1965
The Bhundu Boys Shabini 1986
The Bhundu Boys Pamberi! 1990
The Bobby Fuller Four Best Of The Bobby Fuller Four 1981
The Brothers Johnson Right On Time 1977
The Byrds The Notorious Byrd Brothers 1968
The Byrds Younger Than Yesterday 1967
The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man 1965
The Byrds Turn! Turn! Turn! 1965
The Byrds Preflyte 1964
The Byrds Untitled 1970
The Carter Family Hello Stranger (1936-37) N/A
The Carter Family More Golden Gems From The Original Carter Family 1972
The Carter Family Lonesome Pine Special 1971
The Chi-Lites (For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People 1971
The Chi-Lites A Lonely Man 1972
The Chi-Lites The Chi-Lites 1973
The Chi-Lites Half A Love 1974
The Chi-Lites Give It Away 1969
The Clash The Clash (UK Version) 1977
The Coasters Their Greatest Recordings: The Early Years 1971
The Coolies Dig..? 1986
The Country Gentlemen Award Winning Country Gentlemen 1972
The Delfonics The Delfonics 1970
The Dillards The Dillards Vs. the Incredible L.A. Time Machine 1977
The Dillards Wheatstraw Suite 1968
The Dillards Pickin’ & Fiddlin’ 1965
The Dillards Back Porch Bluegrass 1963
The Dillards Copperfields 1970
The Electric Prunes Underground 1967
The Everly Brothers The Everly Brothers 1958
The Everly Brothers A Date With The Everly Brothers 1960
The Everly Brothers The Fabulous Style Of The Everly Brothers 1960
The Everly Brothers Gone, Gone, Gone 1964
The Faces A Nod’s As Good As A Wink…To A Blind Horse 1971
The Faces First Step 1970
The Faces Long Player 1971
The Flying Burrito Brothers The Flying Burrito Brothers 1971
The Flying Burrito Brothers Burrito Deluxe 1970
The Flying Burrito Brothers The Gilded Palace Of Sin 1969
The Four Freshmen Four Freshmen and 5 Trombones 1955
The Four Freshmen Voices In Fun 1961
The Four Tops Soul Spin 1969
The Four Tops Nature Planned It 1972
The Go-Betweens 16 Lovers Lane 1988
The Handsome Family Through The Trees 1998
The Impressions The Young Mod’s Forgotten Story 1969
The Impressions This Is My Country 1968
The Impressions Check Out Your Mind 1970
The Impressions We’re A Winner 1968
The Impressions Keep On Pushing 1964
The Impressions People Get Ready 1965
The Incredible String Band The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter 1968
The Incredible String Band Wee Tam 1968
The International Submarine Band Safe At Home 1968
The Isley Brothers 3+3 1973
The J. Geils Band Bloodshot 1973
The J. Geils Band Nightmares…and Other Tales from the Vinyl Jungle 1974
The Jackson 5 Third Album 1970
The James Gang Yer’ Album 1969
The Kentucky Colonels The Long Journey Home 1964
The Kentucky Colonels Feat. Roland White And Clarence White 1965-1966 1976
The Kinks Something Else By The Kinks 1967
The Kinks Lola Versus the Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One 1970
The Kinks The Kinks Kontroversy 1965
The Kinks The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society 1968
The Kinks Celluloid Heroes 1976
The Kinks Muswell Hillbillies 1971
The Kinks Kinda Kinks 1965
The Kinks Arthur Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire 1969
The Last Poets The Last Poets 1970
The Lilly Brothers Early Recordings 1971
The Lost Gonzo Band The Lost Gonzo Band 1975
The Lovin’ Spoonful Everything Playing 1968
The Lovin’ Spoonful Daydream 1966
The Lovin’ Spoonful Do You Believe In Magic 1965
The Lovin’ Spoonful Hums of the Lovin’ Spoonful 1966
The Mavericks Mono 2015
The Mavericks In Time 2013
The Mavericks What A Crying Shame 1994
The Microphones The Glow, Pt. 2 2001
The Modern Lovers Rock & Roll With The Modern Lovers 1977
The Monkees The Monkees 1966
The Monkees Headquarters 1967
The Monkees More Of The Monkees 1967
The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd. 1967
The Monks Black Monk Time 1966
The O’Jays Backstabbers 1972
The O’Jays Ship Ahoy 1973
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band The Paul Butterfield Blues Band 1965
The Paul Butterfield Blues Band East West 1966
The Pentangle Basket of Light 1969
The Persuasions Spread The Word 1972
The Persuasions Chirpin’ 1977
The Pink Fairies Kings of Oblivion 1973
The Pretenders Pretenders II 1981
The Rance Allen Group A Soulful Experience 1975
The Raspberries Fresh 1975
The Records The Records 1979
The Records Crashes 1980
The Remains The Remains 1966
The Rolling Stones Out Of Our Heads 1965
The Rolling Stones Aftermath 1966
The Rolling Stones 12×5 1964
The Rolling Stones Emotional Rescue 1980
The Rolling Stones Flowers 1967
The Rolling Stones Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out! 1970
The Rolling Stones It’s Only Rock ‘N Roll 1974
The Rolling Stones Between The Buttons 1967
The Rolling Stones Goats Head Soup 1973
The Rolling Stones Beggars Banquet 1968
The Rolling Stones England’s Newest Hit Makers 1964
The Rolling Stones Their Satanic Majesties Request 1967
The Rose Garden The Rose Garden 1968
The Seeds A Web Of Sound 1966
The Seeds The Seeds 1966
The Seldom Scene Act 3 1973
The Sir Douglas Band Texas Tornado 1973
The Sir Douglas Quintet The Return of Douglas Saldana 1971
The Sir Douglas Quintet Mendocino 1969
The Sir Douglas Quintet Together After Five 1970
The Soft Machine The Soft Machine 1968
The Sorrows Take A Heart 1965
The Soul Survivors When the Whistle Blows Anything Goes 1967
The Spinners Pick Of The Litter 1975
The Stanley Brothers The Complete Mercury Recordings N/A
The Stanley Brothers Sing Songs They Like Best 1961
The Stanley Brothers The Stanley Brothers 1961
The Staple Singers The Staple Swingers 1971
The Steve Miller Band Children Of The Future 1968
The Strawberry Alarm Clock Incense And Peppermints 1967
The Temptations Psychedelic Shack 1970
The Trashmen Surfin’ Bird 1964
The Undertones The Undertones 1979
The Undertones Hypnotised 1980
The Undertones All Wrapped Up 1983
The Velvet Underground Loaded 1970
The Wackers Wackering Heights 1971
The Who Live At Leeds 1970
The Wild Tchoupitoulas The Wild Tchoupitoulas 1976
The Youngbloods Elephant Mountain 1969
The Zombies Odessey & Oracle 1969
Them The Angry Young Them/Them (featuring Here Comes the Night) 1965
Thunderclap Newman Hollywood Dream 1969
Tim Buckley Goodbye And Hello 1967
Todd Rundgren A Wizard, a True Star 1973
Todd Rundgren Runt 1970
Todd Rundgren Something / Anything? 1972
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers You’re Gonna Get It! 1978
Tom T. Hall The Rhymer And Other Five And Dimers 1973
Tom T. Hall Ballad Of Forty Dollars 1969
Tom Verlaine Dreamtime 1981
Tom Verlaine Words From The Front 1982
Tommy Collins Words and Music Country Style 1957
Tompall Glaser Charlie 1973
Tompall Glaser Tompall Glaser & His Outlaw Band 1977
Townes Van Zandt Delta Momma Blues 1971
Townes Van Zandt Our Mother The Mountain 1969
Tunabunny Genius Fatigue 2013
Turbonegro Apocalypse Dudes 1998
Van Dyke Parks Song Cycle 1968
Van Morrison Wavelength 1978
Van Morrison Into The Music 1979
Various Rockabilly Stars, Volume 1 1981
Various Rockabilly Stars Vol. 2 1995
Vassar Clements Vassar Clements 1975
Vern Gosdin Chiseled In Stone 1988
Vern Gosdin Till The End 1977
War The World Is A Ghetto 1972
Warren Zevon Warren Zevon 1976
Waylon & Willie Waylon & Willie 1978
Waylon Jennings Honky Tonk Heroes 1973
Waylon Jennings Lonesome, On’ry and Mean 1973
Waylon Jennings Heartaches By The Number 1972
Waylon Jennings The Taker/Tulsa 1971
Waylon Jennings Love Of The Common People 1967
Waylon Jennings This Time 1974
Waylon Jennings Ol’Waylon 1977
Waylon Jennings Dreaming My Dreams 1975
Waylon Jennings Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town 1973
Webb Pierce That Wondering Boy 1956
Webb Pierce Webb Pierce 1955
Webb Pierce Fallen Angel 1961
Webb Pierce Sings This Thing 1969
Webb Pierce I Got A New Heartache 1963
Wild Flag Wild Flag 2011
William Bell The Soul Of A Bell 1967
Willie Nelson Phases and Stages 1974
Willie Nelson Shotgun Willie 1973
Willie Nelson Stardust 1978
Willie Nelson The Troublemaker 1976
Willie Nelson Yesterday’s Wine 1971
Willie Nelson Red Headed Stranger 1975
Willie Nelson The Sound In Your Mind 1976
Willie Nelson My Own Peculiar Way 1969
Willie Nelson Country Willie: His Own Songs 1965
Willie Nelson & Ray Price San Antonio Rose 1980
Willie Sugarcapps Willie Sugarcapps 2013
Wilson Pickett I’m In Love 1968
Wilson Pickett The Midnight Mover 1968
Wire A Bell Is A Cup… Until It Is Struck 1988
Woody Guthrie With Leadbelly, Cisco Houston, Sonny Terry And Bess Hawes Sings Folk Songs 1962
X More Fun In The New World 1983
X Los Angeles 1980
X Under The Big Black Sun 1982
X Wild Gift 1981
XTC Black Sea 1980
XTC Apple Venus Volume 1 1999
XTC Drums & Wires 1979
Young Fresh Fellows This One’s For The Ladies 1989
Z.Z. Hill In Memorium 1935-1984 1985
Zal Yanovsky Alive And Well In Argentina 1971
ZZ Top Tres Hombres 1973
ZZ Top Tejas 1976