F5 Record Report:
Column Index - 2006

#21: December 21, 2006

  1. Ornette Coleman: Sound Grammar (Sound Grammar) A [jazz]
  2. David Krakauer & SoCalled With Klezmer Madness: Bubbemeises: Lies My Gramma Told Me (Label Bleu) B+ [world]
  3. KRS-One: Life (Antagonist) A- [rap]
  4. Odyssey the Band: Back in Time (Pi) A- [jazz]
  5. Roy Orbison: In Dreams (1963, Monument/Legacy) B+ [rock]
  6. Bill Sheffield: Journal on a Shelf (American Roots) A- [blues]
  7. Ali Farka Toure: Savane (World Circuit/Nonesuch) B+ [world]

#20: December 14, 2006

  1. The Baldwin Brothers: Return of the Golden Rhodes (TVT) B [electronica]
  2. Buddy Guy: Can't Quit the Blues (1957-2005, Silvertone/Legacy, 3CD+DVD) A- [blues]
  3. Scott Hamilton: Nocturnes & Serenades (Concord) A- [jazz]
  4. Chris Knight: Enough Rope (Drifter's Church) A- [country]
  5. Diana Krall: From This Moment On (Verve) A- [jazz]
  6. Jay McShann: Hootie Blues (Stony Plain) B+ [jazz]
  7. RockDownBaby: Love & Sex & Rock & Roll (Life Force) B+ [rock]

#19: December 7, 2006

  1. Ignacio Berroa: Codes (Blue Note) A- [jazz]
  2. Wayne Horvitz Gravitas Quartet: Way Out East (Songlines) B+ [jazz]
  3. Kekele: Kinavana (Stern's Africa) A- [world]
  4. The Klezmatics: Woody Guthrie's Happy Joyous Hanukkah (JMG) B+ [world]
  5. Buck Owens: 21 #1 Hits: The Ultimate Collection (1963-88, Rhino) A- [country]
  6. Thirsty Ear Blue Series Sampler (Thirsty Ear) B+ [jazz]
  7. Big Joe Williams: The Sonet Blues Story (1972, Verve) A- [blues]

#18: November 30, 2006

  1. Thomas Chapin Trio: Ride (1995, Playscape) B+ [jazz]
  2. Kieran Hebden and Steve Reid: The Exchange Session Vol. 1 (Domino) A- [jazz]
  3. Konono No. 1: Congotronics (Crammed Discs) A- [world]
  4. Anita O'Day: Indestructible! (Kayo Stereophonic) B+ [jazz]
  5. Chris Smither: Leave the Light On (Signature Sounds) B+ [folk]
  6. Stoll Vaughan: Love Like a Mule (Shadow Dog) B+ [rock]
  7. Hank Williams III: Straight to Hell (Bruc, 2CD) A- [country]
  8. The Best of Delroy Wilson: Original Eighteen Deluxe Edition (1964-70, Heartbeat) A- [reggae]

#17: November 23, 2006

  1. Serge Chaloff: Boston Blow-Up! (1955, Capitol Jazz) A- [jazz]
  2. Buddy Holly: The Definitive Collection (1956-58, Geffen/Chronicles) A [rock]
  3. Waylon Jennings: Nashville Rebel (1958-95, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 4CD) A- [country]
  4. Jerry Lee Lewis: The Definitive Collection (1957-81, Hip-O/Chronicles) A- [rock, country]
  5. Fats Waller: If You Got to Ask, You Ain't Got It (1926-43, Bluebird/Legacy, 3CD) A [jazz]
  6. Muddy Waters: The Definitive Collection (1948-76, Geffen/Chronicles) A [blues]

#16: November 16, 2006

  1. Archie Bronson Outfit: Derdang Derdang (Domino) B [rock]
  2. Kimya Dawson: Remember That I Love You (K) B+ [folk]
  3. The Handsome Family: Last Days of Wonder (Carrot Top) A- [rock]
  4. Hazmat Modine: Bahamut (Barbès): A- [world]
  5. Andy Fairweather Low: Sweet Soulful Music (Proper) B+ [rock]
  6. Spady: The Long Way Around and Other Short Stories (Post Script) B [country]
  7. World Saxophone Quartet: Political Blues (Justin Time): A [jazz]

#15: November 9, 2006

  1. Carneyball Johnson (Akron Cracker) A- [jazz]
  2. Barry Manilow: One Voice (1979, Arista/Legacy) D- [none]
  3. Houston Person/Bill Charlap: You Taught My Heart to Sing (High Note) B+ [jazz]
  4. Les Primitifs du Futur: World Musette (Sunnyside) A- [world]
  5. Saborit: Que Linda Es Mi Cuba (Tumi Music) A- [world, latin]
  6. Stephen Stubbs: Teatro Lirico (ECM New Series) B+ [classical]
  7. Aaron Weinstein: A Handful of Stars (Arbors) B+ [jazz]

#14: November 2, 2006

  1. Lynne Arriale Trio: Live (In+Out/Motema) B+ [jazz]
  2. Chuck Berry: The Definitive Collection (1955-72, Geffen/Chronicles) A+ [rock]
  3. Fountains of Wayne: Out-of-State Plates (1996-2005, Virgin, 2CD) A- [rock]
  4. Frank Hewitt: Fresh From the Cooler (1996, Smalls) A- [jazz]
  5. Etta James: The Definitive Collection (1954-2004, Geffen/Chronicles) A [blues]
  6. Keith Jarrett: The Carnegie Hall Concert (ECM, 2CD) B [jazz]
  7. Ulf Wakenius: Notes From the Heart (ACT) A- [jazz]

#13: October 26, 2006

  1. Ben Allison: Cowboy Justice (Palmetto) A- [jazz]
  2. Beans: Only (Thirsty Ear) B+ [rap]
  3. Nils Petter Molvaer: An American Compilation (Thirsty Ear) A- [jazz, electronica]
  4. Sir Douglas Quintet: Live From Austin TX (1981, New West) A- [rock]
  5. Ska Bonanza: The Studio One Ska Years (1961-65, Heartbeat, 2CD) A [reggae]
  6. Ion Petre Stoican: Sounds From a Bygone Age, Vol. 1 (1966-77, Asphalt Tango) A- [world]
  7. Texas Tornados: Live From Austin TX (1990, New West) B+ [country]
  8. Eri Yamamoto: Cobalt Blue (Thirsty Ear) B+ [jazz]

#12: October 19, 2006

  1. Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra: MTO Volume 1 (Sunnyside) A- [jazz]
  2. Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man (Verve Forecast) B+ [rock]
  3. Night in Tunisia: The Very Best of Dizzy Gillespie (1946-49, Bluebird/Legacy) A [jazz]
  4. The Essential Ronnie Milsap (1973-88, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) B- [country]
  5. Sam Moore: Overnight Sensation (Rhino) B [r&b]
  6. The Essential Charley Pride (1966-84, RCA Nashville/Legacy, 2CD) A- [country]
  7. Sex Mob: Sexotica (Thirsty Ear) B+ [jazz]

#11: October 12, 2006

  1. Big Youth: Screaming Target (1973, Trojan/Sanctuary) A [reggae]
  2. Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse (jesushchristrocks.com) A- [rock]
  3. Kidd Jordan/Hamid Drake/William Parker: Palm of Soul (AUM Fidelity) A- [jazz]
  4. Roy Nathanson: Sotto Voce (AUM Fidelity) B+ [jazz]
  5. William Parker: Long Hidden: The Olmec Series (AUM Fidelity) B+ [jazz]
  6. Rhymefest: Blue Collar (J/All I Do) A- [rap]

#10: October 5, 2006

  1. Jean-Jacques Avenel: Waraba (Songlines) A- [jazz, world]
  2. Jerry Granelli: Sandhills Reunion (Songlines) A- [jazz, spoken word]
  3. Merle Haggard: Live From Austin TX (1985, New West) A- [country]
  4. Ravish Momin's Trio Tarana: Climbing the Banyan Tree (Clean Feed) A- [jazz]
  5. Willie Nelson: Live From Austin TX (1990, New West) B+ [country]
  6. Ollabelle: Riverside Battle Songs (Verve Forecast) B+ [folk]
  7. Wilson Pickett: The Definitive Collection (1961-71, Atlantic/Rhino, 2CD) A [r&b]

#9: September 28, 2006

  1. Art Brut: Bang Bang Rock & Roll (Downtown) A- [rock]
  2. Gilad Atzmon & the Orient House Ensemble: Musik (Enja) B+ [jazz]
  3. Maurice El Médioni Meets Roberto Rodriguez: Descarga Oriental: The New York Sessions (Piranha) A- [world]
  4. Irving Fields Trio: Bagels and Bongos (1959, Reboot Stereophonic) A- [jazz]
  5. Ayelet Rose Gottlieb: Mayim Rabim (Tzadik) B+ [world]
  6. The Klezmatics: Wonder Wheel: Lyrics by Woody Guthrie (JMG) A [folk]
  7. Frank London's Klezmer Brass Allstars: Carnival Conspiracy (Piranha) A- [world]
  8. Rufus Thomas: Stax Profiles (1967-75, Stax) A- [r&b]

#8: September 21, 2006

  1. Big Al Anderson: After Hours (Legacy) B+ [rock]
  2. Dixie Chicks: Taking the Long Way (Open Wide/Columbia) B [country]
  3. Bob Dylan: Modern Times (Columbia) A- [rock]
  4. Jewels & Binoculars: Floater (Ramboy) A- [jazz]
  5. Earl King: The Sonet Blues Story (1977, Verve) A- [r&b]
  6. Todd Snider: The Devil You Know (New Door) A [rock]
  7. Neil Young: Living With War (Reprise) B+ [rock]

#7: September 14, 2006

  1. Andrew Hill: Time Lines (Blue Note) B+ [jazz]
  2. Maximum Joy: Unlimited (1979-83, Crippled Dick Hot Wax) A- [rock]
  3. Augustus Pablo: King David's Melody (1975-82, Shanachie) A- [reggae]
  4. Bobby Pinson: Man Like Me (RCA) A- [country]
  5. Rachid Taha: Tékitoi (1998-2004, Wrasse) A- [world]
  6. Erik Truffaz: Saloua (Blue Note) B+ [jazz]

#6: September 7, 2006

  1. Be Your Own Pet (Ecstatic Peace) A- [rock]
  2. The Best of Studio One (1967-80, Heartbeat) A- [reggae]
  3. The Claudia Quintet: Semi-Formal (Cuneiform) A- [jazz]
  4. Ghostface Killah: Fishscale (Def Jam) A [rap]
  5. Michy Mano: The Cool Side of the Pillow (Enja/Justin Time) B+ [world]
  6. Bob Marley & the Wailers: One Love: At Studio One (1964-66, Heartbeat, 2CD) B+ [reggae]
  7. Gatemouth Moore: Cryin' and Singin' the Blues (1945-46, Savoy Jazz) A- [r&b]
  8. Mario Pavone Sextet: Deez to Blues (Playscape) A- [jazz]

#5: August 31, 2006

  1. Willie Egan: Wow Wow/Rockin' the Blues: The Complete Vita/Mambo Sessions (1955-56, Empire Musicwerks) A- [r&b]
  2. Hallelujah Chicken Run Band: Take One (1974-79, Alula) A- [world]
  3. Thomas Mapfumo: Spirits to Bite Our Ears: The Singles Collection (1977-1986, DBK) A- [world]
  4. The Perceptionists: Black Dialogue (Definitive Jux) A [rap]
  5. Bruce Robison: Eleven Stories (Sustain) B+ [country]
  6. Bob Rockwell Quartet: Bob's Ben: A Salute to Ben Webster (Stunt) A- [jazz]

#4: August 24, 2006

  1. The Harry Allen-Joe Cohn Quartet: Hey, Look Me Over (Arbors) A- [jazz]
  2. Charles Lloyd: Sangam (ECM) A- [jazz]
  3. Cheikh Lô: Lamp Fall (World Circuit/Nonesuch) B+ [world]
  4. The Rough Guide to Bhangra Dance (1998-2005, World Music Network) A- [world, dance]
  5. Run the Road Volume 2 (Vice) B+ [rap, dance]
  6. Darrell Scott: The Invisible Man (Full Light) B [country]
  7. Wayne Scott: This Weary Way (Full Light) A- [country]
  8. The Streets: The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living (Vice/Atlantic) A- [rap]

#3: August 17, 2006

  1. Fred Anderson: Timeless: Live at the Velvet Lounge (Delmark) A- [jazz]
  2. Balkan Beat Box (JDub) A- [world, rock]
  3. James McMurtry: Childish Things (Compadre) A- [country]
  4. Charlie Musselwhite: Delta Hardware (Real World) B [blues]
  5. The Best of Pérez Prado: The Original Mambo No. 5 (1949-59, RCA/Legacy) A [world, latin]
  6. The Rough Guide to the Music of the Sahara (1998-2004, World Music Network) A- [world]
  7. Sonic Youth: Rather Ripped (Geffen) A- [rock]
  8. Waco Brothers: Freedom and Weep (Bloodshot) A- [rock]

#2: August 10, 2006

  1. Billy Bang: Vietnam: Reflections (Justin Time) A- [jazz]
  2. Hayes Carll: Little Rock (Highway 87 Music) A- [country]
  3. Elvis Costello Live With the Metropole Orkest: My Flame Burns Blue (Deutsche Grammophone) B [pop vocals, classical]
  4. Everybody's Talkin': The Very Best of Harry Nilsson (1966-77, RCA/Legacy) A- [rock]
  5. Public Enemy: Rebirth of a Nation (Guerrilla Funk) A [rap]
  6. Amy Rigby: Little Fugitive (Signature Sounds) A [rock]
  7. Miguel Zenón: Jíbaro (Marsalis Music/Rounder) A- [jazz, world]

#1: August 3, 2006

  1. Arctic Monkeys: Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not (Domino) A- [rock]
  2. Nik Bärtsch's Ronin: Stoa (ECM) A- [jazz]
  3. Michael Bolton: Bolton Swings Sinatra (Concord) C+ [pop vocals]
  4. Johnny Cash: Personal File (1973-82, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) A- [country]
  5. Los de Abajo: LDA v the Lunatics (Real World) A- [world, rock]
  6. Maria Muldaur: Sweet Lovin' Ol' Soul (Stony Plain) A- [blues]