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Various Artists, Footloose: Original Soundtrack of the Paramount Motion Picture, 1984 on Columbia

So in 1984 I’d have thought myself too cool for the Footloose soundtrack: Kenny Logins and Deniece Williams? But I also would have secretly loved it (as I…

Various Artists, If You’re Going To The City: A Tribute to Mose Allison, 2019 on Fat Possum

Fantastic collection on Fat Possum of artists covering songs Mose Allison wrote. Three-sided vinyl, with an etching on the fourth side. Also includes a DVD of Mose Allison:…

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, Inside Llewyn Davis (Original Soundtrack Recording), 2013 on Nonesuch

My copy is the 2023 Vinyl Me Please reissue on “Seaglass Wave” vinyl. Wonderful soundtrack from the Coen brothers movie, with lots of star Oscar Isaac but also…

Various Artists, AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex, 2020 on BMG.

Hal Wilner produced tribute to Marc Bolan & T. Rex, featuring a wide variety of artists and styles. Wilner was also said to be working on a documentary…

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…

Various Artists, Broken Hearts & Dirty Windows: Songs of John Prine vol. 2, 2021 on Oh Boy Records (OBR-063).

Second volume of tributes to John Prince via Oh Boy. Great collection of songs and versions, but standouts for me include Brandi Carlile’s “I Remember Everything,” Valerie June’s…

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…

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…

Various Artists, The Wiz (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1978 on MCA / Motown.

Various Artists, The Wiz (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1978 on MCA / Motown. Quincy Jones, with Diana Ross, Micheal Jackson, Nipsy Russell, Lena Horne – some songs by…

Various Artists, Comparative Blues, 1957 on Jazztone.

Various Artists, Comparative Blues, 1957 on Jazztone. Including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, but also some klnow lesser known folks like Buck Clayton, Jack Teagarden, Eddie Bert. Via…

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, Folkways: A Vision Shared (A Tribute To Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly), 1988 on Columbia.

Various Artists, Folkways: A Vision Shared (A Tribute To Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly), 1988 on Columbia. Great tribute album that was part of my introduction to the progressive…

Various Artists, I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground, 2021 on Verve.

Various Artists, I’ll Be Your Mirror: A Tribute to the Velvet Underground, 2021 on Verve. Great covers compilation with Michael Stipe, Sharon Van Etten, Courtney Barnett, Fontaines D.C.,…

Various Artists, Stay Awake (Various Interpretations of Music From Vintage Disney Films), 1988 on A&M.

Various Artists, Stay Awake (Various Interpretations of Music From Vintage Disney Films), 1988 on A&M. Loved this when it came out in 1988, and I think it’s even…

Various Artists, Live! for Life, 1986 on I.R.S. Records.

Various Artists, Live! for Life, 1986 on I.R.S. Records. Benefit album for the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver- executive producer Miles Copeland (brother of Stewart and Ian,…

Various Artists, Magnolia Record Club Presents: Spotify Singles, 2020

Various Artists, Magnolia Record Club Presents: Spotify Singles, 2020 Great compilation from late last year, featuring The Lumineers, Mandolin Orange,  Lord Huron,  Rayland Baxter,  Phoebe Bridgers,  Mt. Joy, …

Various Artists, No Nukes, 1979 on Asylum.

Various Artists, No Nukes, 1979 on Asylum. 3LP set from the Muse concerts for a non-nuclear future, Madison Square Garden Sept 19-23, 1979. Who’s who of late 70s…