Metafile: 2011 Reissues/Compilations

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Some breakdowns by genre:


  1. El Rego: El Rego (Daptone) {11}: MC(84/4), Du:80, NYT:80, Ok:88, S:80, Sl:80; JG, TH:**; V[737-2-15]
  2. Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Mousso 1974-1979 (Analog Africa) {9}: AM:90, Pf:85, T:80; JG; V[298-4-37]
  3. Cartagena! Curro Fuente and the Big Band Cumbia and Descarga Sound of Colombia 1962-72 (Soundway) {9}: Pf:76, T:80; CM, YW, MT:A+, TH:A
  4. Fania Records 1964-1980: The Original Sound of Latin New York (Strut, 2CD) {9}: AM:100, Ok:90, Pf:80, PM:90, RS:80, S:70; YW, RC:B+
  5. Ebo Taylor: Life Stories: Highlife and Afrobeat Classics 1973-1980 (Strut) {8}: AM:90, Ok:90, PM:90; CE, MT:A-, TH:***
  6. Peter Tosh: Legalize It [Legacy Edition] (1976, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD) {8}: Bl:100, EW:83, F:93, PM:90, S:90, UR:90
  7. Nigeria 70: Sweet Times (Strut) {8}: Bl:80, DS:90; CE, JG, RC:A-(76), TH:A-; V[902-1-10]
  8. Red Hot + Rio 2 (E1) {8}: MC(82/6), AM:80, BB:90, CS:80, NYT:80, RS:80; TH:*; V[902-1-10]
  9. Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque (Strut) {8}: AM:80, T:80; JG, YW, RC:A-(86), TH:A-; V[902-1-10]
  10. Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock and Funk 1970-1978 (Now-Again/Stones's Throw) {7}: Bl:90, Ph:100, PM:80, Px:85, S:80; V[651-2-17]
  11. Sorry Bamba: Volume One 1970-1979 (Thrill Jockey) {6}: Pf:77; DB, RC:A-, MT:A-, TH:A-; V[902-1-10]
  12. Peter Tosh: Equal Rights [Legacy Edition] (Columbia/Legacy) {6}: EW:83, PM:100, RS:90, S:90, UR:90
  13. The Original Sound of Cumbia 1948-79 (Soundway) {6}: Bl:90, G:80, S, T:80; RC:A-; V[651-2-17]
  14. Afro Latin Via Kinshasa (Syllart/Discograph, 2CD) {5}: YW, RC:A-(27), TH:A-
  15. Bachata Roja: Amor y Amargue (iASO) {5}: AM:80, PM:80; RC:A-(45), TH:***; V[902-1-10]
  16. To What Strange Place: The Music of the Ottoman-American Diaspora 1916-1929 (Tompkins Square, 3CD) {5}: AM:90, Pf:83; V[677-1-15]
  17. Mahmoud Ahmed: Ethiopiques, Vol. 26: 1972-74) (Buda Musique -10) {3}: AM:80, T:80; TH:***
  18. Pietra Montecorvino: Napoli Mediterranea (2003, Taranta Power/Rai Trade) {3}: RC:A-(18), TH:***
  19. Augustus Pablo: Message Music: Digital Productions 1986-1994 (Pressure Sounds) {3}: AM:80; JG
  20. Carlos Paredes: Guitarra Portuguesa (Drag City) {3}: Bl:80, PM:90; YW
  21. Afro Latin Via Dakar (Syllart/Discograph, 2CD) {3}: RC:A-(26), TH:A-
  22. Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times and Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 (Comb and Razor) {3}: Ok:90; JG
  23. Music From Saharan Cellphones (Sahelsounds) {3}: YW
  24. Opika Pende: Africa at 78 RPM (Dust-to-Digital) {3}: S:90; V[408-3-28]
  25. The Karindula Sessions: Tradi-Modern Sounds From Southeast Congo (Crammed Discs) {3}: T:80; DB, TH:B
  26. Black Truth Rhythm Band: Ifetayo (1976, Soundway) {2}: AM:80; DB
  27. Fania All Stars: Out Latin Thing (Nuestra Cosa) (Strut, 3CD) {2}:
  28. Gregory Isaacs: The Ruler: 1972-1990 (VP, 2CD) {2}: AM:80
  29. The Lijadu Sisters: Danger (Knitting Factory) {2}: PM:80; TH:*
  30. Carlos Paredes: Movimento Perpetuo (Drag City) {2}: Bl:80, PM:80
  31. Frankie Paul: Most Wanted (Greensleeves) {2}: AM:80
  32. Lee Scratch Perry: The Return of Pipecock Jackxon (Honest Jons) {2}:
  33. Lee "Scratch" Perry: The Return of Sound System Scratch (1973-79, Pressure Sounds) {2}: AM:80
  34. Steely and Clevie: Memories (VP) {2}: AM:80
  35. Vijana Jazz Band: The Koka Koka Sex Battalion: Rumba, Koka Koka and Kamata Sukuma: Music From Tanzania (Sterns) {2}: RC:B+, TH:A-
  36. Acadian All Star Special: The Pioneering Recordings of JD Miller (1946-59, Bear Family, 3CD) {2}: AM:100
  37. Golden Beirut: New Sounds From Lebanon (Out Here) {2}: T:80; V[902-1-10]
  38. Highlife Time Vol 2: Nigerian and Ghanaian Classics From the Golden Years (Vampisoul) {2}: PM:80; MT:B+
  39. Jumping the Shuffle Blues: Jamaican Sound System Classics 1946-1960 (Fantastic Voyage, 3CD) {2}: AM:80
  40. Nagore Sessions (EsrthSync) {2}: PM:80
  41. Our Dreams Are Our Weapons (Network) {2}: I:80; RC:B+
  42. Pakistan: Folk and Pop Instrumentals 1966-1976 (Sublime Frequencies) {2}: Pf:78; MT:X
  43. Radioclit Presents: The Sound of Club Secousse Vol 1 (Crammed Discs 10-10) {2}: RC:B+, TH:***
  44. The Biggest Reggae One-Drop Anthems 2011 (Greensleeves) {2}: AM:80
  45. The Bristol Reggae Explosion (1978-1983) (Bristol Archives) {2}: AM:80
  46. West Indies Funk (Trans Air) {2}: AM:80
  47. Amadou and Mariam: Remixes (Nonesuch) {1}: TH:**
  48. Peter Bellamy: Merlin's Isle of Gramarye (Talking Elephant) {1}:
  49. Peter Bellamy: Oak, Ash and Thorn (Talking Elephant) {1}:
  50. Martin Carthy: The Essential (Topic, 2CD) {1}:
  51. Phil Cohran and Legacy: African Skies (Captcha) {1}:
  52. Googoosh: Googoosh (B-Music/Finders Keepers) {1}:
  53. Group Inerane: Guitars From Agadez Volume Three (Sublime Frequencies) {1}: ; V[1670-1-7]
  54. Home Service: Live 1986 (Fledg'ling) {1}:
  55. Fela Kuti: Fela Power Show (Knitting Factory) {1}:
  56. AL Lloyd: Bramble Briars and Beams of the Sun (Fellside) {1}:
  57. L'Orchestre Kanaga de Mopti: Kanaga de Mopti (Kindred Spirits) {1}:
  58. Sugar Minott: Hard Time Pressure (VP) {1}:
  59. Muzsikas: Fly Bird Fly (Nascente, 2CD) {1}:
  60. Na Hawa Doumbia: La Grande Cantatrice Malienne Vol 3 (Awesome Tapes From Africa) {1}: Bl:80
  61. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo: The 1st Album (1973, Analog Africa) {1}: S:80
  62. Ravi Shankar: Nine Decades Volume 2: Reminiscence of North Vista (East Meets West) {1}: P:90
  63. Western Jazz Band: Songs of Happiness, Poison and Ululation (1973-75, Sterns) {1}:
  64. Kourosh Yaghmaei: Back From the Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelia From Iran 1973-1979 (Now-Again) {1}: NR:80
  65. Ahmad Zahir: Hip 70's Afghan Beats! (Guerssen) {1}: YW
  66. Tom Ze: Grande Liquidacao (1968, Sony) {1}:
  67. '80s World Music Classics: When the World Was Young (Nascente, 2CD) {1}:
  68. Bahamas: Goombay 1951-1959 (Fremeaux and Associes, 2CD) {1}:
  69. Beginner's Guide to Scandinavia (Nascente, 3CD) {1}:
  70. Black Goddess (Soundway) {1}: Ok:81
  71. Bossa Jazz: The Birth of Hard Bossa Samba (Soul Jazz) {1}: T:80
  72. Bossa Nova and the Rise of Brazilian Music in the 1960s (Soul Jazz, 2CD) {1}: YW
  73. Canti and Musica: Anthology of Profane Songs and Music (Ocora Radio France) {1}:
  74. El Barrio (Fania, 4CD) {1}: RS:80
  75. From the Kasbah/Tunis to Tahrir Square/Cairo and Back (Network) {1}: G:80
  76. Gilles Peterson Presents Havana Cultura (Brownswood) {1}: T:80
  77. In the Footsteps of Babur: Musical Encounters From the Lands of the Mughals (Smithsonian Folkways) {1}:
  78. In the Shrine of the Heart: Popular Classics From Bukhara and Beyond (Smithsonian Folkways) {1}:
  79. John Armstrong Presents South African Funk Experience (Nascente) {1}: JG
  80. Oak Ash Thorn (Folk Police) {1}:
  81. Radioclit: Secousee: African Dance Music Anthems (Crammed Discs -10) {1}: Cl:80
  82. Rangarang: Pre-Revolutionary Iranian Pop (Vampisoul) {1}: PM:80
  83. Riddimentary: Diplo Selects Greensleeves (VP) {1}: Pf:75
  84. Salsa Explosion: The Salsa Revolution 1969-1984 (Strut -10) {1}: PM:80
  85. Teenagers and Youth in Music 1951-1960: Compiled by Jon Savage (Bear Family) {1}: 21
  86. The Rough Guide to the Best Music You've Never Heard (World Music Network) {1}: G:80
  87. Wallahi Le Zein!! Wezin, Jakwar and Guitar Boogie From the Islamic Republic of Mauritania (Latitudes) {1}: Pf:80; V[542-2-20]
  88. Whaur the Pig Gaed on the Spree (Drag City) {1}:
  89. World Routes: On the Road (Nascente, 2CD, -12-01-24) {1}:


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