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Herb Ellis, At Montreux, 1980 on Concord Jazz (CJ-116)

Recorded live by Mountain Studios at the Montreux Jazz Festival, Montreux, Switzerland July 1979. With: Produced by Carl Jefferson, who founded Concord Records (as well as the Concord…

Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel (aka Peter Gabriel III, or Melt), 1980 on Mercury

The third in the series of self-titled releases Gabriel put out between 1977 and 1982, Melt features lots of complex synthesizer and percussion work, with guests like Robert…

Archie James Cavanaugh, Black and White Raven, 1980 on Black and White Raven, Inc.

Self-released in 1980 but reissued by the Numero Group, Black and White Raven mixes Yacht Rock, Disco, and Gospel with some flavor of Cavanaugh’s native Tlingit heritage. Lots…

Null and Void, Happiness and Contempt, 1980 on M.A.O. Records.

Null and Void were a self-described “early 80s SoCal synth wave band.” This was their debut EP, recorded at Devon Sound – it’s been reissued by Medical Records…

Lucinda Williams, Happy Woman Blues, 1980 on Folkways (FTS 31067)

My copy is a 2019 reissue on what is now called Smithsonian Folkways (the Smithsonian acquired Folkways in 1987 from the estate of Moses Asch). This was Williams’…

The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Butt Rockin’, 1981 on Chrysalis

Kim Wilson, Jimmy Vaughan, Keith Ferguson, and Fran Christina, joined by the Roomful of Blues horn section. Produced by Denny Bruce, this was their third LP. I feel…

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, & Wardelll Grey, Tenors Anyone?, 1958 on Dawn.

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, & Wardelll Grey, Tenors Anyone?, 1958 on Dawn. My copy is a 1980 reissue on Biograph Great compilation

Pylon, Gyrate, 1980 on DB Records.

Pylon, Gyrate, 1980 on DB Records. 2020 reissue on New West. Debut album of hugely influential Athens GA post punk band – I came to them via R.E.M.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 1980 on Virgin in the US, Dindisc in the UK.

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, 1980 on Virgin in the US, Dindisc in the UK. The US version was released in 1987 so…

Michael Franks, One Bad Habit, 1980 on Warner Bros.

Michael Franks, One Bad Habit, 1980 on Warner Bros. Picked this up as part of an Everything But the House lot and had never heard it – but…

Professor Longhair, Crawfish Fiesta, 1980 on Alligator Records.

Professor Longhair, Crawfish Fiesta, 1980 on Alligator Records. At one point in my life, when I had hair, I could have been called Professor Longhair (or Dr. John,…

Simple Minds, Empires and Dance, 1980 on Zoom / Arista.

Simple Minds, Empires and Dance, 1980 on Zoom / Arista. My copy is a UK pressing on Zoom though I picked it up locally at Deep Thoughts in…

Tunde Mabadu, Viva Disco, 2018 on Mr. Bongo.

Tunde Mabadu, Viva Disco, 2018 on Mr. Bongo. Originally released by Afrodisia (which was started by Decca West Africa) in Nigeria in 1980, reissued by Mr. Bongo in…

Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Shadow Man. 1988 on Capitol.

Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Shadow Man. 1988 on Capitol. Got to know Johnny Clegg and Savuka through “Scatterlings of Africa” om the Rain Main soundtrack but he and…

Willie Nelson & Ray Price, San Antonio Rose, 1980 on Columbia.

Willie Nelson & Ray Price, San Antonio Rose, 1980 on Columbia. I knew Willie Nelson had done a 2016 tribute album for Ray Price, who died in 2013…

Ultravox, Vienna, 1980 on Chrysalis.

Ultravox, Vienna, 1980 on Chrysalis. My copy is a slightly later pressing when Columbia took over manufacturing and distribution for Chrysalis in 1983. Fourth LP for Ultravox,  first…

Squeeze, Argybargy, 1980 on A&M.

Squeeze, Argybargy, 1980 on A&M. Lineup with @jools.holland.official @glenntilbrook @chrisdifford John Bentley @gilson_lavis Love this record – “If I Didn’t Love You,” “Pulling Mussells (From the Shell)” Production…

Roberta Flack, Featuring Donny Hathaway, 1980 on Atlantic.

Roberta Flack, Featuring Donny Hathaway, 1980 on Atlantic. The main problem with this album is despite being called Featuring Donny Hathaway it hasn’t got enough Donny Hathaway on…

Paul McCartney, McCartney II, 1980 on Columbia/MPL

Paul McCartney, McCartney II, 1980 on Columbia/MPL Paul McCartney‘s second solo album, with broad range of styles as he played with synths and recorded at home. “Dont go…

Pretenders, Pretenders, 1980 on Sire

Pretenders, Pretenders, 1980 on Sire Debut album – “This album has a longer running time than most average LPs, therefore to achieve maximum effect PLAY THIS ALBUM LOUD”…