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Various Artists, Magnolia Record Club Presents NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, 2022 on Dualtone

Sadly, heard last week Bob Boilen is retiring from NPR Music. This record collects some strong performances from the Tiny Desk concert series – but really there are…

Various Artists, Ruby Trax: The NME’s Roaring Forty, 1992 on New Musical Express.

This was a 3xLP box set issued to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the New Musical Express – which ran in print from 1952 to 2018 when it…

The Alarm, Standards, 1990 on IRS

Compilation from IRS records in 1990 – most of the songs you’d expect from their earlier LPs, plus A New South Wales and Happy Christmas (War is Over)….

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

Legendary Black Jazz Stars in their First Films, 1978 on Biograph.

Legendary Black Jazz Stars in their First Films, 1978 on Biograph. Compilation featuring Bessie Smith, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway. Only one Bessie Smith tune sadly but it is…

Jimmy Reed, Wailin’ The Blues, 1969 on Tradition Everest.

Jimmy Reed, Wailin’ The Blues, 1969 on Tradition Everest. Compilation

Various Artists, Join the Ritual, 2021 on Jagjaguwar.

Various Artists, Join the Ritual, 2021 on Jagjaguwar. Covers record by Jagjaguwar artists, including Bruce Hornsby covering Dinosaur Jr, Jamilla Woods doing Fast Car, (Tracy Chapman), and Okay…

Various Artists, One Pound Ninety-Nine: A Sampler of the State of Things, 1985 on Situation Two / Beggars Banquet.

Various Artists, One Pound Ninety-Nine: A Sampler of the State of Things, 1985 on Situation Two / Beggars Banquet. UK Sampler with three tracks of Bauhaus and offshoots…

Various Artists, Street Beats, 1984 on Sugar Hill Records.

Various Artists, Street Beats, 1984 on Sugar Hill Records. There are many versions of this comp – some 1LP as Vol 1 or Vol 2, some called Street…

King Cole Trio, Trio Days, 1972 on Capitol.

King Cole Trio, Trio Days, 1972 on Capitol. Early seventies Capitol Jazz Classics compilation of Nat King Cole recordings from 1944-1949

Sarah Vaughan, Favorites, 1959 on Columbia.

Sarah Vaughan, Favorites, 1959 on Columbia. Mine is issued on Columbia Special Products but I believe is still from the 50s.

B.B. King, The Best of B.B. King, 1973 on ABC.

B.B. King, The Best of B.B. King, 1973 on ABC. Early seventies compilation of “Blues Boy” King with an ABC logo. Two tracks from the Cook County Jail,…

Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young For Charity, 2021 on American Laundromat.

Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young For Charity, 2021 on American Laundromat. Originly released on CD back In 2007, now available on vinyl in 2021. Great 2xLP…

Various Artists, Atomic Cafe: Radioactive Rock ‘n Roll, Blues, Country & Gospel, 1982 on Rounder Records.

Various Artists, Atomic Cafe: Radioactive Rock ‘n Roll, Blues, Country & Gospel, 1982 on Rounder Records. Soundtrack to a 1982 documentary The Atomic Cafe – songs inspired by…

Duke Ellington, In My Solitude, 1969 on Harmony.

Duke Ellington, In My Solitude, 1969 on Harmony. Compilation on Columbia’s “budget” label from the late 60s

Crystal Gayle, Classic Crystal, 1979 on United Artists.

Crystal Gayle, Classic Crystal, 1979 on United Artists. Classic LP from Loretta Lynn’s sister – Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue, Why Have You Left The One…

Phil Ochs, Chords of Fame, 1976 on A&M.

Phil Ochs, Chords of Fame, 1976 on A&M. Political folk in the tradition of Seeger Guthrie et al, 2xLP gateway with great liner notes by Ed Sanders via…

John Mayall, Back To The Roots, 1971 on Polydor.

John Mayall, Back To The Roots, 1971 on Polydor. 2xLP collection – I think this was the first record I heard from John Mayall – hooked from the…

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Sarah Vaughan; Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah; 1958 compilation on Harmony.

Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Lena Horne, and Sarah Vaughan; Billie, Ella, Lena, Sarah; 1958 compilation on Harmony. Harmony was a “budget” sub-label of Columbia, revived in 1957,┬Éselling LPs…

Al Kooper, Al’s Big Deal / Unclaimed Freight: An Al Kooper Anthology, 1975 on Columbia.

Al Kooper, Al’s Big Deal / Unclaimed Freight: An Al Kooper Anthology, 1975 on Columbia. Al Kooper was a co-founder Blood Sweat & Tears, played with the Blues…