2010 Year End List Mentions: Reissues/Vault Music

These are records that show up in various year-end lists, except new releases. The focus is on new releases, so the following are incidental pickups. Those in blue are ones I have in more/less final form. Those in green I have as stripped down promos or don't have but have managed to hear somehow (borrowed copies, downloads, Rhapsody). The numbers in {} are the number of mentions. An asterisk at the end of the label credit indicates that the record is all previously unreleased material (considered a new record by some, historical by others).

Note: File has been frozen as of Jan. 24, 2011.

Sub Lists

Some breakdowns by genre (initially just jazz). In many cases these are incomplete, partly because this was an added feature, partly because they're hard to verify.

Various Artist Anthologies

Minimum 10 mentions.

  1. Omar Souleyman: Jazeera Nights [Sublime Frequencies] {11}: V[707-2-15]; MO:80
  2. Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa [Honest Jon's] {11}: V[262-5-50]; PF:83; RC:A-, MT:A, TH:A- - added P&J vote
  3. Charanjit Singh: Ten Ragas to a Disco Beat [1982, Bombay Connection] {10}: V[475-2-24]
  4. Next Stop . . . Soweto: Township Sounds From the Golden Age of Mbaqanga [Strut] {10}: PX:80, URB:80, RC:*; TH:***
  5. Pomegranates: Persian Pop, Funk, Folk and Psych of the 60s and 70s [Finders Keepers] {10}: V[826-2-11]
  6. The World Ends: Afro-Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria (Parts 1 & 2) [Soundways] {10}: V[312-4-38] {EM:9}; AM, MT:X

The Rest of the List: Various Artist Compilations

  1. Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shockwaves, Ghana & Togo, 1972-1979 [Analog Africa] {5}: V[627-2-18]
  2. African Boogaloo: The Latinization of West Africa [Honest Jons] {3}: DB
  3. African Pearls: Congo: Pont Sur le Congo [Syllart, 2CD] {3}: V[902-1-10]; RC:A, TH:A
  4. [Syllart] {2}: RC:***, TH:***
  5. [Syllart]: RC:**
  6. Afro Rock Vol. 1 [Strut]: URB:90
  7. The Afrosound of Colombia Vol 1
  8. Angola Soundtrack [Analog Africa] {5}: V[1459-1-10]; DB; RC:B+
  9. Ayobaness!: The Sound of South African House [Out Here] {4}: V[364-3-31]
  10. Balkan Beats: A Night in Berlin [Piranha]: RC:**
  11. Black Man's Cry: The Inspiration of Fela Kuti [Now-Again] {3}: PX:80, URB:100
  12. Blow Your Head Vol. 1: Diplo Presents Dubstep [Mad Decent/Downtown] {5}: V[1304-1-10]; PX:80, RS:70, SP:70; RC:A-, MT:**, TH:*
  13. Bollywood Remembers: Laxmikant Pyareli: Best of the EMI Years [1963-91, Times Square, 2CD]: TH:***
  14. Brazilian Guitar Fuzz Bananas: Tropicalia Psychedelic Masterpieces 1967-1976 [Tropicalia in Furs] {4}: V[1742-1-5]
  15. Congotronics: Box Set [Crammed] {2}
  16. Congotronics: Tradi-Mods vs Rockers: Volume One [Crammed] {3}
  17. Cumbia Beat Vol 1 [Vampisoul] {3}
  18. Dengue Fever Presents: Electric Cambodia [Minky] {2}: V[1343-1-10]; AM
  19. DJ El Chino Presents: Venezuela Salsa World [Walboomers]
  20. DJ El Chino's Solar Latin Club Vol 2 [Solar Latin Club]
  21. Ecstatic Music of the Jemaa El Fna [Sublime Frequencies]: V[1648-1-5]
  22. Egypt Noir: Nubian Soul Treasures [Piranha] {2}: RC:***
  23. Evolution of Dub Vol. 5: The Missing Link
  24. Fela! [Original Broadway Cast Recording] [Knitting Factory] {3}: V[387-1-30]; RS:70
  25. Ghana Special: Modern Highlife, Afro-Sounds and Ghanaian Blues 1968-81 [Soundway -09]: DB
  26. Harder Shade of Black {2}
  27. The History of Indian Film Music [Times Music, 10CD]
  28. In the Footsteps of Babur [Smithsonian Folkways]
  29. King Khan: Songs From the Films of Shahrukh Khan [1992-2002, Times Square]: TH:**
  30. Lagos Disco Inferno [Academy LPs/Voodoo Funk] {8}: V[1764-1-5]; RC:**
  31. Listen to the Banned
  32. Alan Lomax in Haiti
  33. Ziggy Marley Presents: Dancehall Originators, Vol 1 [Tuff Gong]
  34. Next Stop . . . Soweto 1-3 [Limited Edition] [Strut, 3CD] {3}: V[1769-1-5]
  35. Nigeria Afrobeat Special: The New Explosive Sound in 1970s Nigeria [Soundway] {6}: AM, PX:80; MT:A-
  36. Nigeria Special: Volume 2: Modern Highlife Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 [Soundway] {3}
  37. Notes for Haiti [Oxfam America]: URB:90
  38. Oi! A Nova Musica Brasileira!
  39. Ouaga Affair: Hard Won Sound of the Upper Volta 1974-1978 [Savannaphone] {2}
  40. Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla and Afro-Roots in Columbia 1975-1991 {7}
  41. Project Ahimsa Presents Global Lingo [Project Ahimsa]: RC:***
  42. Psych Funk Sa-Re-Ga!: Psychedelic Funk in India 1970-1983 [Stones Throw] {3}: V[1309-1-10]
  43. Raise Hope for Congo [Strut]: RC:*
  44. The Roots of Chicha 2: Psychedelic Cumbias From Peru [Barbes] {6}: V[1840-1-5]
  45. Roots of OK Jazz: Congo Classics 1955-1956 [Crammed Discs] {4}: V[1200-1-10]; PM:80; MT:A, TH:A
  46. The Rough Guide to Arabic Lounge [World Music Network]
  47. The Rough Guide to Bhangra, Second Edition [World Music Network]: MT:A-
  48. The Rough Guide to Desert Blues [World Music Network] {5}: V[1109-1-10]; AM; RC:A-
  49. Saigon Rock & Soul: Vietnamese Classic Tracks 1968-1974 [Sublime Frequencies]
  50. Something Is Wrong: Vintage Recordings From East Africa [Honest Jon's, 2CD]
  51. The Sound of Club Secousse Vol 1
  52. The Sound of Siam: Leftfield Luk Thung, Jazz and Molam From Thailand, 1964-1975 [Soundway] {6}: V[476-2-24]
  53. Sweet Hawaiian Dreams: 15 Delectable Sides from 1913-1936 [Fire Breathing Turtle]
  54. To Scratch Your Heart: Early Recordings From Istanbul {3}
  55. Township Funk
  56. Tribute to Os Mutantes: El Justiciero, Cha Cha Cha [Nacional]
  57. Turkish Freakout! Psych-Folk Singles 1969-1980 {2}
  58. Unheard Ofs & Forgotten Abouts [Tompkins Square]: DB; TH:U
  59. Yes We Can: Songs About Leaving Africa [Out Here] {2}: MT:A-, TH:A-

Artist-Specific Anthologies/Reissues

  1. Afro Celt Sound System: Capture: 1995-2010 [Real World]: JM
  2. Koes Bersaudara: Koes Bersaudara 1967: To the So Called "The Guilties" [Sublime Frequencies] {3}: AM, PX:80
  3. Jane Birkin: Di Doo Dah [1973, Light in the Attic] {2}
  4. Dennis Brown: The Crown Prince of Reggae: Singles 1972-1985
  5. Burning Spear: Marcus Garvey & Garvey's Ghost [Hip-O Select]
  6. Willie Colon: Asalto Navideno 1 & 2 [Fania] {2}
  7. Joe Cuba: El Alcalde del Barrio [Fania Codigo, 2CD] {2}
  8. Alton Ellis: Soul Train Is Coming [Rock A Shacka]
  9. Etoile de Dakar: Once Upon a Time in Senegal: The Birth of Mbalax 1979-1981 [Sterns] {3}: V[377-3-30]; EW:A-; RC:A, TH:A
  10. Serge Gainsbourg/Jane Birkin: Jane Birkin et Serge Gainsbourg [Light in the Attic] {3}: PF:88
  11. Fumio Hayasaka & Masaru Sato: Akira Kurosawa's Movie Soundtracks [Doxy Music] {2}
  12. Rikki Ililonga & Musi-O-Tunya: Dark Sunrise (1970s Rock From Zambia) [Now-Again] {3}
  13. Gregory Isaacs: Private Lesson
  14. Antonio Carlos Jobim: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim [El/Cherry Red]
  15. Antonio Carlos Jobim: Stone Flower [Masterworks Jazz] {2}
  16. Antonio Carlos Jobim: Tom Jobim Sings Vinicius [DRG]
  17. Issa Juma & Super Wanyika Stars: World Defeats the Grandfathers [1982-86, Sterns] {2}: RC:***, TH:***
  18. Omar Khorshid: Guitar El Chark [Sublime Frequencies] {2}
  19. Fela Kuti: The Best of the Black President [Kalakuta/Knitting Factory] {7}
  20. Henry "Junjo" Lawes: Volcano Eruption: Reggae Anthology
  21. Mighty Sparrow: Hot + Sweet [Bananastan]
  22. DO Misiani & Shirati Jazz: The King of History [Sterns Africa] {5}: V[942-1-10]; RC:A-, CM, MT:A+, TH:A
  23. Junior Murvin: Police and Thieves [1977, Mango, 2CD] {4}: AM
  24. Orchestra Baobab: La Belle Epoque [1971-77, Syllart -09]: DB
  25. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Colonou: Echos Hypnotiques, Volume 2 [Analog Africa -09]: V[810-1-12]; DB
  26. Lee "Scratch" Perry and the Upsetter: Sound System Scratch: Lee Perry's Dub Plate Mixes 1973 to 1979 [Pressure Sounds] {2}
  27. Lee "Scratch" Perry and Adrian Sherwood: Dub Setter
  28. Koes Plus: Dheng Dheng Plas/Koes Plus, Vol 2
  29. Prince Jammy: Strictly Dub [Pressure Sounds] {2}
  30. Tito Puente: The Complete 78s, Vols 3 & 4 [Fania/Codigo, 4CD] {3}
  31. Tito Puente: El Rey: A Man and His Music [Fania/Codigo, 2CD] {2}
  32. Dara Puspita: Dara Puspita 1966-1968
  33. Tabu Ley Rochereau: The Voice of Lightness Vol. 2: Congo Classics 1977-1993 [Sterns Africa, 2CD] {5}: V[1575-1-8]; PF:80; RC:A(8), TH:A
  34. Irene Schweizer Trio & Dewan Motihar Trio: Jazz Meets India [MPS] {2}: SG+
  35. Ravi Shankar: Rare and Glorious [1962-88, Times Square, 2CD]: TH:A-
  36. Sound Iritation: Sound Iritation in Dub
  37. Sweet Talks: The Kusum Beat [Soundway] {3}: RC:**
  38. King Tubby: The Roots of Dub
  39. King Tubby & the Aggrovaters: Shalmon Dub
  40. UB40: Signing Off
  41. UB40: Best of Labour of Love
  42. The Uniques: Absolutely Rocksteady
  43. Anibal Velasquez y Su Conjunto: Mambo Loco
  44. Tom Ze: Studies of Tom Ze: Explaining Things So I Can Confuse You [Luaka Bop, 3CD]

Lists Consulted

See new releases list for list details.