Recycled Goods:
Compilation Index

This is a cumulative list of various artists compilations reviewed in Recycled Goods, indexed by title. (Records by individual artists are here.) Release dates are omitted; the provided dates are (usually) the recording dates. Starting with #66 (Sept. 2009), B+ records are divided up between (***), (**), and (*) ratings, where more * are better.

  • Afghan Star (2009, Silva Screen) B+(**) 
  • Africa Raps (Trikont) A- 
  • Africa Remix: Ah Freak Iya (1998-2004, Milan) A- 
  • African Pearls 1: Congo: Rumba on the River (1954-69, Syllart, 2CD) A 
  • African Pearls: Congo: Pont Sur le Congo (1967-76, Syllart, 2CD) A 
  • African Pearls: Senegal 70: Musical Effervescence (1971-82, Syllart/Discograph, 2CD) A- 
  • African Pearls: Sénégal: Echo Musical (1970s, Syllart, 2CD) A- 
  • African Underground Vol. 1: Hip-Hop Senegal (2001-03, Nomadic Wax) A- 
  • Afro Latin: Via Dakar (1960s-80s, Syllart, 2CD) A- 
  • Afro Latin: Via Kinshasa (Syllart, 2CD) A- 
  • All That Jive: Jazz Classics With a Swinging Sense of Humor (1945-53, Savoy Jazz) B 
  • American Polka (Trikont) B+ 
  • American Primitive Vol. II: Pre-War Revenants (1897-1939) (Revenant, 2CD) B+ 
  • Antologia de Música Electrónica Portuguesa (1972-97, Tomlab/Plancton) B+ 
  • Arabesque Tlata 3 (1988-2002, React) A- 
  • Authenticité: The Syliphone Years (1965-80, Sterns, 2CD) A 

  • Bachata Roja: Acoustic Bachata From the Cabaret Era (1962-90, IASO) B+ 
  • Bachata Roja: Amor y Amargue (1960s-80s, IASO) B+(***) 
  • Back to the Crossroads: The Roots of Robert Johnson (1926-36, Yazoo) A 
  • The Balinese Gamelan: Music From the Morning of the World (1966, Nonesuch) A- 
  • Beatles Beginnings: Quarrymen One: Skiffle - Country - Western (1926-59, Rhythm and Blues) A- 
  • Beatles Beginnings: Quarrymen Two: Rock 'n' Roll (1952-59, Rhythm and Blues) A- 
  • Beats & Rhymes: Hip-Hop of the '90s, Part II (1990-92, Rhino) B+(***) 
  • Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster (2004, Emergent) B+(***) 
  • The Best of B-Boy Records (1987-88, Landspeed, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • The Best of Perception & Today Records (1969-74, BBE, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • The Best of Studio One (1967-80, Heartbeat) A- 
  • The Best There Ever Was (1927-35, Yazoo) A 
  • The Big Horn: The History of the Honkin' & Screamin' Saxophone (1942-52, Proper, 4CD) A- 
  • Billy Crystal Presents the Milt Gabler Story (1938-64, Verve) A 
  • The Birth of the Third Stream (1956-57, Columbia/Legacy) B+(***) 
  • Black & Proud: The Soul of the Black Panther Era, Vol. 1 (1969-97, Trikont) A- 
  • Black & Proud: The Soul of the Black Panther Era, Vol. 2 (1957-98, Trikont) B+ 
  • Black Power: Music of a Revolution (1968-79, Shout Factory, 2CD) A 
  • Black Stars: Ghana's Hiplife Generation (2008, Out Here) B+(***) 
  • The Blasting Concept (2001-07, Smalltown Superjazz) A- 
  • Bloody War: Songs 1924-1939 (1924-39, Tompkins Square) A- 
  • Blue Series Essentials (2000-02, Thirsty Ear) A- 
  • The Blue Series Sampler: The Shape of Jazz to Come (2002-03, Thirsty Ear) A- 
  • Blues Story (1920-84, Shout! Factory, 2CD) A 
  • Bokoor Beats: Vintage Afro-Beat, Afro-Rock & Electric Highlife From Ghana (1971-79, Otrabanda) A- 
  • Bollywood Remembers: Laxmikrant Pyarelli: Best of the EMI Years (1963-91, Times Square, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Breaking Out of New Orleans (1922-29, JSP, 4CD) A- 
  • The British Invasion 1963-1967 (1961-67, Hip-O, 3CD) B 
  • British Invasion: Gold (1961-67, Hip-O, 2CD) B+ 
  • Brizzi Do Brazil (2004, Amiata) B 
  • Bush Taxi Mali: Field Recordings From Mali (1998, Sublime Frequencies) B 

  • Cajun Vol. 1: Abbeville Breakdown (1929-39, Columbia) B+(***) 
  • California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium (1971, CTI/Sony Masterworks, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • Cameo Parkway 1957-1967 (1956-67, Abkco, 4CD) B+  
  • Cameo Parkway: The Greatest Hits (1956-66, ABKCO) A 
  • Can't You Hear Me Callin' Bluegrass: 50 Years of American Music (1925-2002, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) A- 
  • Carnival in Trinidad (Cooking Vinyl/SpinArt) B+ 
  • Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72 (1962-72, Soundway) A 
  • Catch and Release (Music From the Motion Picture) (1992-2006, Legacy/Sony Music Soundtrax) B- 
  • Cedar Chest: The Cedar Walton Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 6] (2000-08, High Note) B 
  • Celebrate! Songs of Praise (1994-2006, Columbia/Legacy) B 
  • Celebrate! Songs of Worship (1994-2006, Columbia/Legacy) B 
  • A Cellarful of Motown! (1962-70, Motown, 2CD) B 
  • Chicago Soul (1963-69, Soul Jazz) A- 
  • Choubi Choubi! Folk & Pop Sounds From Iraq (Sublime Frequencies) A- 
  • Classic Old-Time Music: From Smithsonian Folkways Recordings (1958-85, Smithsonian/Folkways) B+ 
  • Classic Piano Blues From Smithsonian Folkways (1944-76, Smithsonian/Folkways) B+ 
  • Close Harmony: A History of Southern Gospel Music, Volume One (1925-55, Dualtone) B+ 
  • Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records (1968-73, Capitol) B- 
  • The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions (1952-54, Verve, 5CD) A- 
  • The Complete Stanley Dance Felsted "Mainstream Jazz" Recordings 1958-1959 (1958-59, Fresh Sound, 9CD) B+(***) 
  • Congotronics 2: Buzz'n'Rumble From the Urb'n'Jungle (2006, Crammed Discs) B+ 
  • Corbett Vs. Dempsey: Eye & Ear (1943-2004, Atavistic) B 
  • The Corruptor: The Soundtrack (1999, Jive) B+(**) 
  • Crunk Hits (2002-04, TVT) A- 
  • Crunk Hits, Vol. 2 (2004-05, TVT) A- 
  • Cryptogramophone Assemblage 1998-2008 (1998-2007, Cryptogramophone, 2CD+DVD) B 
  • Cuadernos de Mexico (2004, Winter & Winter, 3CD) B+ 
  • Cuisine Non-Stop: An Introduction to the French Nouvelle Generation (1996-2000, Luaka Bop) B+ 
  • Cult Cargo: Belize City Boil Up (Numero Group) B+ 

  • Dabke: Sounds of the Syrian Houran (1997-2010, Sham Palace) A- 
  • Delmark: 55 Years of Jazz (1944-2007, Delmark, CD+DVD) B+ 
  • The Descendants [Music From the Motion Picture] (1930-2010, Sony Masterworks) A- 
  • Desert Roses Vol. IV (2002-06, CIA) B 
  • Dirty Dancing (Legacy Edition) (1956-87, RCA/Legacy, CD+DVD) B 
  • Disco Not Disco: Post Punk, Electro & Leftfield Dance Classics (1974-86, !K7/Strut) B+ 
  • Doctors, Professors, Kings and Queens: The Big Ol' Box of New Orleans (1927-2003, Shout! Factory, 4CD) B+ 
  • Does Anybody Know I'm Here? Vietnam Through the Eyes of Black America 1962-1972 (1962-73, Kent) B+ 
  • Dope & Glory: Reefer Songs der 30er & 40er Jahre (1925-47, Trikont, 2CD) A- 
  • Down in the Basement: Joe Bussard's Treasure Trove of Vintage 78s (1926-37, Old Hat) A 
  • Downbeat the Ruler: Killer Instrumentals From Studio One (1967-75, Heartbeat) A- 
  • Droppin' Science: Greatest Samples From the Blue Note Lab (1966-74, Blue Note) C+ 
  • The Duke of Elegant: Gems From the Duke Ellington Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 3] (1959-2007, High Note) B 

  • Early Mandolin Classics (1927-34, Rounder) B+(***) 
  • Early Trane: The John Coltrane Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 2] (1999-2006, High Note) B+ 
  • Eccentric Soul: The Deep City Label (1964-68, Numero Group) B+ 
  • Edition Pierre Verger: Africa: From Dakar to Johannesburg (Playa Sound) B 
  • Edition Pierre Verger: Japan: From Kyoto to Tokyo (Playa Sound) B 
  • The Edge: David Axelrod at Capitol Records (1966-70, Capitol Jazz) B- 
  • Electric Highlife: Sessions From the Bokoor Studios (1978-89, Naxos World) A 
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 15: Jump to Addis (Buda Musique) B+ 
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 18: Asguèbba! (Buda Musique) B+ 
  • Éthiopiques, Vol. 23: Orchestra Ethiopia (1963-80, Buda Musique) B+ 
  • Excello Vocal Groups (1955-60, AVI/Excello) B+(***) 
  • Explorations: Classic Picante Regrooved, Vol. 1 (2006, Concord Picante) B+ 

  • Finger Poppin' and Stompin' Feet (1960-62, Capitol) A 
  • The First Rock and Roll Record (1916-56, Famous Flames, 3CD) A- 
  • First Steps: First Recordings From the Creators of Modern Jazz (1944-53, Savoy Jazz) A- 
  • Flowers in the Wildwood: Women in Early Country Music (1923-39, Trikont) A 
  • Flying Funk: Ultra Heavy Funk and Rare Grooves From Flying Dutchman, Bluebird and RCA (1968-75, Bluebird) B+ 
  • Flying Groove: Rare Grooves and Jazz Classics From Bluebird and Flying Dutchman (1963-75, Bluebird) A- 
  • Folk and Pop Sounds of Sumatra Vol. 2 (Sublime Frequencies) B+ 
  • Frank Fairfield's Pawn Records Presents: Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts (1916-64, Tompkins Square) B+(**) 
  • From Bakabush: The First Ten Years of Stonetree (1995-2005, Stonetree) A- 
  • From Where I Stand: The Black Experience in Country Music (1927-95, Warner Brothers, 3CD) B 
  • Full Up: More Hits From Studio One (1967-82, Heartbeat) B+ 
  • Funky Organ: B3 Jazz Grooves (1997-2006, High Note) B 
  • Funky Pieces of Silver: The Horace Silver Songbook (The Composer Collection Volume 1) (1997-2005, High Note) B+ 
  • The Funky 16 Corners (1969-74, Stones Throw) A- 

  • Gettin' Funky: The Birth of New Orleans R&B (1941-50, Proper, 4CD) B+ 
  • Ghana Soundz: Afro-Beat, Funk and Fusion in 70's Ghana (1966-77, Soundway) A- 
  • Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack (1984, Arista/Legacy) C 
  • Global Hip Hop: Beats and Rhymes -- The No World Culture (1998-2003, Manteca) A- 
  • Globalista: Import-Export (Trikont) A- 
  • Go Contrary, Go Sing: Heroes and Zeroes of the North American Underground (1999-2004, Brooklyn Towne) A- 
  • Golden Afrique Vol. 1 (1971-83, Network, 2CD) A 
  • Golden Afrique Vol. 2 (1956-82, Network, 2CD) A 
  • Golden Afrique Vol. 3 (1939-88, Network, 2CD) A- 
  • Good for What Ails You: Music of the Medicine Shows (1926-37, Old Hat, 2CD) A 
  • Good God! A Gospel Funk Hymnal (1961-81, The Numero Group) B+ 
  • Gospel Music (1937-77, Hyena) B+ 
  • Grits & Grooves! (1966-77, Instant) B+(**) 
  • The Guitar and Gun: Highlife Music From Ghana (1981-84, Stern's/Earthworks) A 

  • Ham Hocks & Cornbread: The Pounding, Pulsating Roots of Rock 'n' Roll (1945-52, JSP, 4CD) B+ 
  • Happy Birthday Newport! 50 Swinging Years (1955-76, Columbia/Legacy, 3CD) B+ 
  • Harafin So: Bollywood Inspired Film Music From Hausa Nigeria (Sahel Sounds) B+(**) 
  • Hard Times Come Again No More, Vol. 2 (1927-38, Yazoo) A- 
  • Haul & Pull Up Selecta: Heavy Weight Dancehall (1979-82, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) B+ 
  • Havana, Cuba, ca. 1957: Rhythms and Songs for the Orishas (1957, Smithsonian Folkways) B+ 
  • High Explosion: DJ Sounds From 1970 to 1976 (1970-76, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) A 
  • High Rollers! From Las Vegas (Capitol) B+ 
  • The HighTone Anthology: Rockin' From the Roots (1976-2006, Time Life, 2CD) B+ 
  • Hillbilly Boogie (1939-51, Proper, 4CD) A 
  • Hillbilly Boogie! (1946-54, Columbia/Legacy) A- 
  • The Hip Hop Box (1979-2003, Hip-O, 4CD) A- 
  • Hip Hop 101 (2000, Tommy Boy) A- 
  • Honk! Honk! Honk! (1952-58, Ace) B+ 
  • Hot Rod (Music From the Motion Picture) (1978-2007, Legacy) C 
  • Hot Women: Women Singers From the Torrid Regions (1927-50, Kein & Aber) A- 
  • The House That Trane Built: The Best of Impulse Records (1961-76, Impulse) A- 

  • Impulsive! Revolutionary Jazz Reworked (2005, Impulse) B 
  • In the Christmas Groove (1977-2009, Strut) B+(*) 
  • Industrial Strength Machine Music: The Framework of Industrial Rock 1978-1995 (1978-95, Rhino) B+(**) 
  • The Inspiring New Sounds of Rio de Janeiro (Verge) B+ 
  • An Introduction to Texas Blues (1948-92, Fuel 2000) B+ 

  • Jazz After Midnight (1998-2006, High Note) B- 
  • Jazz in Paris: Champs Elysees 1917-1949 (1927-75, Gitanes/Universal, 3CD) B+ 
  • Jazz in Paris: Montmartre 1924-1939 (1933-62, Gitanes/Universal, 3CD) B+ 
  • Jazz in Paris: Rive Gauche, Rive Droite 1956-1959 (1955-73, Gitanes/Universal, 3CD) B+ 
  • Jazz in Paris: Saint-Germain-Des-Prés 1946-1956 (1947-56, Gitanes/Universal, 3CD) A- 
  • Jazz Moods: Sounds of Autumn (1977-2003, Concord) B- 
  • Jazz Moods: Twilight in Rio (1982-99, Concord) B 
  • Jewface (1905-22, Reboot Stereophonic) A- 
  • Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten (1944-2002, Epic/Legacy) B+ 
  • The John R T Davies Collection: Volume 1: Jazz Classics (1928-35, JSP, 4CD) B+(***) 
  • Journey Into Paradise: The Larry Levan Story (1978-86, Rhino, 2CD) A- 
  • Judgment Night: Music From the Motion Picture (1993, Immortal/Epic Soundtrax) B+(*) 
  • Jukebox Mambo: Rumba and Afro-Latin Accented Rhythm & Blues 1949-1960 (1949-60, Jazzman) B+(***) 
  • Justin Time Records 25th Anniversary Collection (1986-2007, Justin Time, 2CD) B 

  • Kansas City Hot Jazz [Robert Parker's Jazz Classics in Digital Stereo] (1926-30, ABC) B+(**) 
  • Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From the 1970s & 1980s (1970s-80s, Soundway, 2CD) A- 
  • Kind of Blue Revisited: The Miles Davis Songbook [The Compser Collection Volume 4] (1990-2006, High Note) B+(**) 
  • King Khan: Songs From the Films of Shakrukh Khan (1992-2002, Times Square) B+(**) 
  • The Kings of Highlife: The Vibrant Music of West Africa (Wrasse) A 

  • Larkin's Jazz (1925-59, Proper, 4CD) A- 
  • The Bunny Lee Rocksteady Years (1967-68, Moll-Selekta) A- 
  • Let's Do Rocksteady: The Story of Rocksteady 1966-68 (1966-68, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) A- 
  • Lif Up Yuh Leg an Trample (Honest Jons) B+ 
  • London Is the Place for Me: Trinidadian Calypso in London (1950-56, Honest Jon's) A- 
  • Louisiana Saturday Night (1959-93, Ace) B+(*) 

  • Magic Moments: The Best of '50s Pop (1950-59, Shout! Factory, 3CD) B+ 
  • Man of Constant Sorrow and Other Timeless Mountain Ballads (Yazoo) B+ 
  • The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume One (1980-87, Stones Throw) B+(**) 
  • The Minimal Wave Tapes: Volume Two (1981-2004, Stones Throw) B+(***) 
  • Mixed Media Series: Basquiat Salutes Jazz (1948-74, Prestige) B+ 
  • Mizell: The Mizell Brothers at Blue Note (1972-77, Blue Note) C+ 
  • Modern Vocal Groups, Volume 3 (1949-55, Ace) B 
  • Modern Vocal Groups, Volume 4 (1954-56, Ace) B+(*) 
  • Motel Lovers: Southern Soul From the Chitlin' Circuit (1989-2006, Trikont) B+(***) 
  • Motown Classics: Gold (1960-72, Motown, 2CD) A+ 
  • Mourmourika: Songs of the Greek Underworld (1930-55, Rounder) B+(*) 
  • Movement Soul: Volume 2 (1939-62, ESP-Disk) B 
  • Music From the Yiddish Radio Project (1923-52, Shanachie) B+ 
  • Music of the Sphere: Thelonious Monk Songbook [The Composer Collection Volume 5] (1977-2009, High Note) B- 
  • Mutazione: Italian Electronic & New Wave Underground 1980-1988 (1980-88, Strut, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • MTV: The First 1000 Years: Hip-Hop (1982-98, Rhino) A- 
  • MTV's AMP (1996-97, Caroline) B+(**) 
  • Mutant Disco: A Subtle Dislocation of the Norm (1978-82, ZE, 2CD) A- 
  • Mutant Disco #3: Garage Sale (1979-92, ZE) B+ 
  • My Rough and Rowdy Ways, Vol. 1 (1920s-30s, Yazoo) B+(**) 

  • Não Wave: Brazil Post Punk (1982-88, Man) B 
  • Next Stop . . . Soweto, Vol. 1 (1969-75, Strut) B+(***) 
  • New Orleans Funk: The Original Sound of Funk (1960-75, Soul Jazz) A 
  • New Thing! (1956-84, Soul Jazz, 2CD) B+ 
  • New York for Lovers (1953-95, Verve) B 
  • Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria (1970s, Soundway) B+(**) 
  • Nigeria Disco Funk Special: The Sound of the Underground Lagos Dancefloor (1974-79, Sounday) B+ 
  • Nigeria Rock Special: Psychedelic Afro-Rock & Fuzz Funk in 1970s Nigeria (1970s, Soundway) B+ 
  • Nigeria 70: The Definitive Story of 1970's Funky Lagos (1964-80, AfroStrut, 3CD) A- 
  • Nigeria 70: Lagos Jump: Original Heavyweight Afrobeat Highlife & Afro-Funk (1968-81, Strut) A- 
  • Nigeria 70: Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos (1970-84, Strut) A- 
  • Nigeria Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds & Nigerian Blues (1970-76, Soundway, 2CD) A- 
  • Nigerian Special: Volume 2: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (1970-76, Soundway) B+(**) 
  • Night Train to Nashville: Music City Rhythm & Blues 1945-1970 (1946-69, CMF/Lost Highway, 2CD) A- 
  • Nobel Voices for Disarmament: 1901-2001 (Smithsonian Folkways) C+ 
  • Now That Sounds Kosher! (1955-2004, Shout! Factory) B+ 
  • N.Y No Wave: The Ultimate East Village 80's Soundtrack (1978-80, ZE) B+ 
  • NYC Salsa: The Incendiary Sound of Latin New York (1970-79, Fania, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • The NYFA Collection: 25 Years of New York New Music (1988-2010, Innova, 5CD) B+(**) 

  • OHM: The Early Gurus of Electronic Music, 1948-1980 (1937-82, Ellipsis Arts, 3CD) A- 
  • The Only Blip Hop Record You Will Ever Need, Vol. 1 (1996-2002, Luaka Bop) B+ 
  • The Only Doo-Wop Collection You'll Ever Need (1954-65, Shout! Factory, 2CD) A- 
  • Original Irish Tenors: The Legendary Voices of Celtic Song (1921-53, Columbia/Legacy) B+ 
  • The Original Sound of Cumbia (1948-79, Soundway, 2CD) A 
  • Our New Orleans 2005 (2005, Nonesuch) A- 

  • Pachuco Boogie Featuring Don Tosti (1948-54, Arhoolie) A- 
  • Palenque Palenque! Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia 1975-91 (1975-91, Soundway) A- 
  • Panama! Latin, Calypso and Funk on the Isthmus 1965-75 (Soundway) B+ 
  • Panama! 2: Latin Sounds, Cumbia Tropical and Calypso Funk on the Isthmus 1967-77 (1967-77, Soundway) A- 
  • Paris for Lovers (1950-92, Verve) B- 
  • Pass the Mic: The Posse Album (1988-95, Priority) A- 
  • The Perfect Beats: New York Electro Hip-Hop + Underground Dance Classics 1980-1985, Volume 1 (1977-82, Timber!) A- 
  • The Perfect Beats: New York Electro Hip-Hop + Underground Dance Classics 1980-1985, Volume 2 (1981-84, Timber!) A- 
  • The Perfect Beats: New York Electro Hip-Hop + Underground Dance Classics 1980-1985, Volume 3 (1981-85, Timber!) B+ 
  • The Perfect Beats: New York Electro Hip-Hop + Underground Dance Classics 1980-1985, Volume 4 (1971-90, Timber) A 
  • Pirouet Jazz Compilation, Vol. I: The Best Is Yet to Come (1992-2008, Pirouet) B+ 
  • A Place Called Africa: Songs of the Lost Tribe (1967-83, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) B 
  • Porky's Revenge (1985, Columbia/Legacy) B+ 
  • The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 1: The High Priests (1951-58, Prestige) B+(*) 
  • The Prestige Legacy, Vol. 2: Battle of the Saxes (1949-64, Prestige) A- 
  • Princes Amongst Men: Journeys With Gypsy Musicians (1964-2007, Asphalt Tango) A- 
  • Progressions: 100 Years of Jazz Guitar (1906-2001, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) B+ 
  • Punky Reggae Party: New Wave Jamaica 1975-1980 (1975-80, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) A 
  • Pure Brazil: Bossa4Two: Great Duets for Great Moments (1963-97, Universal Latino) B+ 
  • Pure Brazil: Bossa4Two Vol. 2: Great Duets for Great Moments (1977-2002, Universal Latino) B 
  • Pure Brazil: Feijoada: 14 Delicious Sambas (1963-2000, Universal Latino) A- 
  • Pure Brazil: The Girls From Ipanema: From Astrud to Bebel (1963-2000, Universal Latino) B 
  • Pure Brazil: The Girls From Ipanema Vol. 2: From Astrud to Bebel (1963-2003, Universal Latino) B 
  • Pure Brazil: Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars: Bossa Nova Sung in English (1965-2001, Universal Latino) C+ 
  • Pure Brazil: Samba Social Club: The Masters Sing Their Best (1974-2002, Universal Latino) B+ 
  • Pure Brazil: Samba Soul Groove (1969-2001, Universal Latino) B 
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: French Playground (1997-2004, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: New Orleans Playground (1956-2003, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: One World, One Kid (Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: Reggae Playground (1973-2005, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Kids Presents: Sing Along With Putumayo (1995-2002, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Africa (1994-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Arabia (1998-2008, Putumayo World Music) A- 
  • Putumayo Presents: Acoustic Brazil (1979-2004, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Acoustic France (1994-2007, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: African Party (1992-2008, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Americana (2000-05, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: American Blues (1972-2002, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Asian Lounge (1978-2005, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: ¡Baila! A Latin Dance Party (1996-2005, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Blues Around the World (1965-2005, Putumayo World Music) B- 
  • Putumayo Presents: Blues Lounge (2000-04, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Groove (1997-2003, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Brazilian Lounge (2000-05, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Café Cubano (1998-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Celtic Crossroads (1998-2005, Putumayo World Music) C 
  • Putumayo Presents: French Café (Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Greece: A Musical Odyssey (1993-2003, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Israel (1982-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Italian Café (Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: A Jazz & Blues Christmas (1950s-2006, Putumayo World Music) B- 
  • Putumayo Presents: Latin Jazz (1973-2006, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Latin Lounge (Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Latin Reggae (1995-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Mali (1999-2005, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Music From the Chocolate Lands (1990-2004, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Music From the Wine Lands (1991-2005, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: A New Groove (2003-06, Putumayo Grooves) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: New Orleans (Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Brass (1989-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: New Orleans Christmas (1995-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: North African Groove (1996-2004, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Nuevo Latino (Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: One World, Many Cultures (1998-2006, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Paris (1995-2005, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Puerto Rico (1959-99, Putumayo World Music) A- 
  • Putumayo Presents: Québec (1993-2007, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Radio Latino (2001-06, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Sahara Lounge (Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: South Pacific Islands (Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Swing Around the World (1964-2004, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Tango Around the World (2001-07, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Turkish Groove (1999-2005, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Women of Africa (Putumayo World Music) B- 
  • Putumayo Presents: Women of Jazz (1998-2008, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: Women of Latin America (1999-2004, Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo Presents: Women of the World Acoustic (1994-2006, Putumayo World Music) B- 
  • Putumayo Presents: World Hits (1963-89, Putumayo World Music) B+ 
  • Putumayo Presents: World Reggae (Putumayo World Music) B 
  • Putumayo World Party (1975-2007, Putumayo World Music) B 

  • ?uestlove Presents Babies Makin' Babies (1973-78, Urban Theory) B+ 
  • A Quiet Revolution: 30 Years of Windham Hill (1980-2005, Windham Hill/Legacy, 4CD) B- 

  • Radio Palestine: Sounds of the Eastern Mediterranean (Sublime Frequencies) B- 
  • Radio Pyongyang: Commie Funk and Agit Pop From the Hermit Kingdom (Sublime Frequencies) B+ 
  • Radio Sumatra: The Indonesian FM Experience (Sublime Frequencies) B 
  • Ragga Ragga Ragga! 2003 (2003, Greensleeves) B+ 
  • Rave On: Buddy Holly (2011, Hear Music) B- 
  • Real Ragtime (1898-1919, Archeophone) B+ 
  • Re-Bop: The Savoy Originals (1945-59, Savoy Jazz) B 
  • Re-Bop: The Savoy Remixes (1945-59, Savoy Jazz) B+ 
  • Red Hot + Rio 2 (2001, E1 Music, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • Revenge of Blind Joe Death: The John Fahey Tribute Album (2006, Takoma) B+ 
  • Rhythm Love and Soul: The Sexiest Songs of R&B (1958-81, Shout! Factory, 3CD) A 
  • Rich Man's War: New Blues & Roots Songs of Peace and Protest (2008, Ruf) B+ 
  • Ricky Jay Plays Poker (1914-2001, Octone/Legacy) B+ 
  • Rio Baile Funk: Favela Booty Beats (Essay) A- 
  • Rock 'n' Roll Party: Volume 1 The Early '50's (1947-56, RCA) B+(**) 
  • Rocky IV: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (1985, Volcano/Legacy) C+ 
  • Roots N' Blues: The Retrospective 1925-1950 (1925-50, Columbia/Legacy, 4CD) A- 
  • The Roots of Chicha: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru (1968-78, Barbès) A- 
  • The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll 1946-1954 (1946-54, Hip-O, 3CD) A 
  • Roots of OK Jazz: Congo Classics 1955-56 (1955-56, Crammed Discs) A 
  • Roots of Rumba Rock: Congo Classics 1953-1955 (Crammed Discs, 2CD) A- 
  • The Rose & the Briar: Death, Love and Liberty in the American Ballad (1927-2004, Columbia/Legacy) B- 
  • Rough & Tough: The Story of Ska 1960-1966 (1960-66, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) A 
  • The Rough Guide to Acoustic Africa (2000-12, World Music Network, 2CD) B+(**) 
  • The Rough Guide to African Disco (1976-2010, World Music Network, 2CD) B+(*) 
  • The Rough Guide to Americana (1984-2001, World Music Network) B- 
  • The Rough Guide to Arabesque (1993-2002, World Music Network) B 
  • The Rough Guide to Bellydance (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to Bhangra (1993-99, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance (1998-2005, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Brazilian Hip-Hop (1996-2003, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Cajun Dance (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to Colombian Street Party (2005-08, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Congo Gold (1949-93, World Music Network) A 
  • The Rough Guide to Fado (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to Highlife (World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Highlife [2nd Edition] ([2012], World Music Network, 2CD) A 
  • The Rough Guide to Mambo (1948-2003, World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to Merengue (1992-2005, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Merengue & Bachata (1994-2001, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to Raï (World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to South African Gospel (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to South African Jazz (1958-98, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Brazil: Bahia (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of China (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Ethiopia (World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Japan (1991-98, World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Pakistan (World Music Network) B 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of the Indian Ocean (World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of Israel (1995-2005, World Music Network) B+ 
  • The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (1998-2004, World Music Network) A- 
  • The Rough Guide to West African Gold (1950s-70s, World Music Network) A- 
  • Rough Trade Shops: Post Punk Vol 01 (1977-2002, Mute, 2CD) B+ 
  • Run the Road (2005, Vice) A- 
  • Run the Road Volume 2 (2006, Vice) B+ 
  • Russendisko: Hits (Trikont) A- 

  • Saucy Calypsos: Volume One (Ice) B+ 
  • Savoy Blues (1944-92, Savoy Jazz, 3CD) B+ 
  • Savoy on Central Avenue (1941-52, Savoy Jazz, 2CD) B+ 
  • Sedayeh Del: Funk, Psychedelia and Pop From the Iranian Pre-Revolution Generation (1959-77, Pharaway Sounds) B+(***) 
  • Seven Come Eleven: Texas Swing on Radio & TV (1946-64, Country Routes) B 
  • '70s Soul: Gold (1970-79, Hip-O, 2CD) A- 
  • 6 Degrees of P-Funk: The Best of George Clinton and His Funk Family (1979-96, Epic/Legacy) B- 
  • Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa (2006-09, Honest Jon's) A- 
  • Ska Bonanza: The Studio One "Ska" Years (1961-65, Heartbeat, 2CD) A 
  • The Slide Guitar: Bottles, Knives and Steel Vol. 2 (1927-34, Columbia/Legacy) B+(**) 
  • Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque (1976-2010, Strut) A- 
  • Solesides' Greatest Bumps (1992-97, Quannum Projects, 2CD) B+(***) 
  • Songs That Got Us Through WWII (1941-45, Rhino) B+ 
  • Songs That Got Us Through WWII Vol. 2 (1942-45, Rhino) A- 
  • Songs Without Words: Classical Music From the War (A Ken Burns Film) (1963-2006, Legacy/RCA Red Seal) B- 
  • Sound D'Afrique (1979-81, Mango) A- 
  • The Sound of Dub: Rare and Soundful Pearls From South Africa in Dub (2005, Echo Beach) B+ 
  • The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz & Molam in Thailand 1964-1975 (1964-75, Soundway) B+(**) 
  • The Sound of the Delta (1963-65, Testament) B+(**) 
  • Sound of the World (2000-05, Wrasse, 2CD) B+ 
  • Southern Journey, Volume 2: Ballads and Breakdowns: Songs From the Southern Mountains (1959, Rounder) A- 
  • Southern Journey, Volume 3: 61 Highway Mississippi: Delta Country Blues, Spirituals, Work Songs & Dance Music (1959, Rounder) B+(***) 
  • Spirits in the Material World: A Reggae Tribute to the Police (2007, Shanachie) B 
  • Spiritual Jazz: Esoteric, Modal and Deep Jazz From the Underground 1968-77 (1968-77, Jazzman) B+(**) 
  • Stomp and Swerve: American Music Gets Hot (1897-1925, Archeophone) A- 
  • Stompin' at the Savoy: The Original Indie-Label (1944-61, Savoy Jazz, 4CD) B+ 
  • Studio One Classics (1964-81, Soul Jazz) A- 
  • Studio One Women (1966-81, Soul Jazz) B+ 
  • The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of (1926-32, Yazoo, 2CD) B+ 
  • Sunny Voices (1981-2008, Sunnyside) B- 
  • Swing Tanzen Verboten! Swing Music and Nazi Propaganda Swing During World War II (1933-44, Proper, 4CD) B- 

  • Tease! The Beat of Burlesque (1952-61, Verve) B+ 
  • Ten in Texas (2005, Icehouse Music) B+ 
  • That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 1 (1895-1927, WHRA, 9CD) A- 
  • That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 2 (1927-34, WHRA, 9CD) A- 
  • That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 3 (1934-45, WHRA, 9CD) A 
  • That Devilin' Tune: A Jazz History: Volume 4 (1945-51, WHRA, 9CD) A- 
  • The Third Unheard: Connecticut Hip Hop 1979-1983 (1979-83, Stones Throw) A- 
  • Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (2002-06, Thirsty Ear) B+ 
  • 30 #1 Hits of the '30s (1930-39, Collectors' Choice, 2CD) A- 
  • Tighten Up: Trojan Reggae Classics 1968-74 (1968-74, Sanctuary/Trojan, 2CD) B+ 
  • Titan! It's All Pop! (1978-81, Numero Group, 2CD) B- 
  • The Tommy Boy Story Vol. 1: Tommy Boy Twelve-Inch: It's Workin! (1981-93, Rhino, 2CD) B+ 
  • Trans Formers: The Movie (20th Anniversary Edition) (1985-86, Volcano/Legacy) B+ 
  • A Tribute to JJ Cale, Volume 1: The Vocal Sessions (2010, Zoho Roots) B- 
  • Trojan Box Set: Bob Marley & Friends (Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B 
  • Trojan Box Set: Calypso (1956-75, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B+ 
  • Trojan Box Set: Dancehall (Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B+ 
  • Trojan Box Set: Dub (Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B+ 
  • Trojan Box Set: Ganja Reggae (1970-85, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B- 
  • Trojan Box Set: Jamaican Hits (1960-73, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) A- 
  • Trojan Box Set: Nyahbinghi (1968-75, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) A- 
  • Trojan Box Set: Rocksteady (Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B 
  • Trojan Box Set: Upsetter (1968-2001, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) A- 
  • Trojan Box Set: X-Rated (1966-75, Sanctuary/Trojan, 3CD) B 
  • Trojan Dub Massive: Chapter One (2005, Trojan/Sanctuary) B+ 
  • Tropicália (1968-73, Soul Jazz) A- 
  • Tropicália: Ou Panis Et Circensis (1968, Philips) A 
  • True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax (1960s-70s, Now-Again) B+(***) 
  • True Soul: Deep Sounds From the Left of Stax, Volume 2 (1960s-70s, Now-Again) B+(**) 
  • 20 #1 Hits of the '20s (1920-29, Collectors' Choice) A- 
  • The 2 Tone Collection: A Checkered Past (1979-86, Chrysalis, 2CD) B 

  • Ultimate Reggae: 20 Classic Reggae Riddims! (1972-2001, UTV) A- 
  • El Último Paraíso (2001, Winter & Winter) B 
  • Unclassics: Obscure Electronic Funk & Disco (1978-85, Environ) A- 
  • The United Records Story (1951-57, Delmark) B+ 
  • Urban Africa Club: Hip Hop Dancehall and Kwaito (Out Here) A- 

  • Version Dread: 18 Dub Hits From Studio One (1966-82, Heartbeat) B+ 

  • Wall of Sound: The Very Best of Phil Spector 1961-1966 (1961-66, Phil Spector/Legacy) A 
  • The War (A Ken Burns Film): Deluxe Edition (1930-2006, Legacy, 4CD) B 
  • The War (A Ken Burns Film): I'm Beginning to See the Light (1937-44, Legacy) A- 
  • The War (A Ken Burns Film): Sentimental Journey (1930-45, Legacy) B+ 
  • The War (A Ken Burns Film): The Soundtrack (1938-2005, Legacy) B 
  • Watch How the People Dancing: Unity Sounds From the London Dancehall, 1986-1989 (1986-89, Honest Jons) A- 
  • Wayfaring Strangers: Ladies of the Canyon (1969-76, Numero Group) B 
  • A Western Jubilee: Songs and Stories of the American West (1995-2004, Dualtone) B 
  • Western Swing and Country Jazz: An Expertly Selected Package (1935-40, JSP, 4CD) B+ 
  • Wheedle's Groove: Seattle's Finest in Funk & Soul 1965-1975 (1965-2003, Light in the Attic) B 
  • When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 3: That's Chicago's South Side (1931-42, Bluebird) A- 
  • When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 4: That's All Right (1939-55, Bluebird) A- 
  • When the Sun Goes Down, Vol. 6: Poor Man's Heaven (1928-40, Bluebird) A 
  • Whiskey in the Jar: Essential Drinking Songs & Sing Alongs (1962-2003, Legacy, 2CD) B- 
  • Why the Hell Not . . . The Songs of Kinky Friedman (2006, Sustain) B+ 
  • World Circuit Presents . . . (1950s-2005, World Circuit/Nonesuch, 2CD) B+ 
  • The World Needs Changing: Street Funk & Jazz Grooves 1967-1976 (1967-76, BGP) B+(*) 
  • World Psychedelic Classics 3: Love's a Real Thing (1972-78, Luaka Bop) A- 

  • Yes Indeed! Women Vocalists on United (1949-53, Delmark) B 
  • Yes We Can: Songs About Leaving Africa (2010, Out Here) A- 

  • Zanzibara 1: Ikhwani Safaa Musical Club (2004-05, Buda Musique) B+ 
  • Zanzibara 2: L'Âge d'Or du Taraab de Mombasa (1965-75, Buda Musique) B+ 
  • ZE Records Presents: Undercover (1979-2004, ZE) B+ 
  • ZE Xmas Record Reloaded 2004 (1981-2004, ZE) B 

Total compilations reviewed: 451.