Music Year 1993

Here's a 1993 year-end music list.

New Records:

The sample here is 267 titles.

  1. Pet Shop Boys: Very (Capitol).
  2. Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Spinning Around the Sun (Elektra).
  3. Don Pullen: Ode to Life (Blue Note).
  4. Liz Phair: Exile in Guyville (Matador).
  5. L.L. Cool J: 14 Shots to the Dome (Def Jam).
  6. David Murray: Jazzosaurus Rex (Red Baron).
  7. Justin Warfield: My Field Trip to Planet 9 (Warner Brothers).
  8. Massimo Urbani: The Blessing (Red).
  9. Sue Foley: Without a Warning (Antone's).
  10. Anthony Braxton: Charlie Parker Project 1993 (Hat Art, 2CD).
  11. Stephen Scott: Aminah's Dream (Verve).
  12. Ralph Moore: Who It Is You Are (Denon).
  13. Ani DiFranco: Puddle Dive (Righteous Babe).
  14. Salt-N-Pepa: Very Necessary (Polygram).
  15. Loudon Wainwright III: Career Moves (Virgin).
  16. Hank Jones: Upon Reflection: The Music of Thad Jones (Verve).
  17. Guns N' Roses: The Spaghetti Incident (Geffen).
  18. P.M. Dawn: The Bliss Album (Gee Street).
  19. Bobbie Cryner: Bobbie Cryner (Epic).
  20. Scott Hamilton: East of the Sun (Concord).
  21. The Killer Shrews: The Killer Shrews (Enemy).
  22. Affinity: Plays Nine Modern Jazz Classics (Music & Arts).
  23. Joshua Redman: Wish (Warner Brothers).
  24. Shaver: Tramp on Your Street (Zoo).
  25. Frank Wess: Tryin' to Make My Blues Turn Green (Concord).
  26. The Auteurs: New Wave (Plan 9/Caroline).
  27. KMFDM: Angst (Wax Trax).
  28. Tina Turner: What's Love Got to Do with It (Capitol).
  29. Pere Ubu: Story of My Life (Imago).
  30. Steve Coleman: The Tao of Mad Phat / Fringe Zones (Novus).
  31. The Shams: Quilt (Matador).
  32. The Cranberries: Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can't We (Island).
  33. Sonny Fortune: Monk's Mood (Konnex).
  34. Wu-Tang Clan: Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) (Loud).
  35. Tomasz Stanko: Bosanossa and Other Ballads (Gowi).
  36. James Dapogny: Original Jelly Roll Blues (Discovery).
  37. Stereo MC's: Connected (Polygram).
  38. Joe Lovano: Tenor Legacy (Blue Note).
  39. Lonesome Standard Time: Mighty Lonesome (Sugar Hill).
  40. Bennie Wallace: The Old Songs (Audioquest).
  41. Craig Harris: F-Stops (Soul Note).
  42. David Murray / Dave Burrell: Windward Passages (Black Saint).
  43. Keith Nichols: Henderson Stomp (Stomp Off).
  44. Lisa Germano: Happiness (Capitol).
  45. Carlene Carter: Little Love Letters (Giant).
  46. MTV Party to Go, Vol. 4 (Tommy Boy).
  47. Reggie Workman: Summit Conference (Postcards).
  48. Robert Dick: Third Stone from the Sun (New World).
  49. Dwight Yoakam: This Time (Reprise).
  50. Marvin "Hannibal" Peterson: One with the Wind (Muse).
  51. Katy Moffatt: The Greatest Show on Earth (Philo).
  52. Harry Allen: A Night at Birdland Vol. 1 (Nagel-Heyer).
  53. Andy LaVerne: First Tango in New York (Musidisc).
  54. Ernie Carson: Every Man a King (GHB).
  55. Hal Galper: Just Us (Enja).

Notable Misses:


The sample here is 151 titles.

  1. Tougher than Tough: The Story of Jamaican Music (Island, 4CD).
  2. Curtis Mayfield: The Anthology (1961-77, MCA, 2CD).
  3. Elmore James: The Sky Is Crying: The History of Elmore James (1951-61, Rhino).
  4. The Drifters: The Very Best of the Drifters (Rhino).
  5. John Prine: Great Days: The John Prine Anthology (1971-91, Rhino, 2CD).
  6. Sonny Boy Williamson: The Essential Sonny Boy Williamson (1955-64, Chess, 2CD).
  7. The Coasters: The Very Best of the Coasters (Rhino).
  8. Louis Armstrong: Vol. 7: You're Driving Me Crazy (1930-31, Columbia).
  9. Black Uhuru: Liberation: The Island Anthology (Mango, 2CD).
  10. Don Redman: Doin' What I Please (1925-38, ASV).
  11. Janis Joplin: Janis (1962-70, Columbia, 3CD).
  12. LiLiPUT: LiLiPUT (1980-83, Off Course, 2CD).
  13. Ben Webster: King of the Tenors (1953, Verve).
  14. Little Walter: The Essential Little Walter (Chess, 2CD).
  15. Parliament: Tear the Roof Off (1974-80, Casablanca, 2CD).
  16. Dinah Washington: The Dinah Washington Story (1943-61, Mercury, 2CD).
  17. Steve Earle: The Essential Steve Earle (1986-91, MCA).
  18. Professor Longhair: 'Fess: The Professor Longhair Anthology (1949-78, Rhino, 2CD).
  19. Wynonie Harris: Bloodshot Eyes: The Best of Wynonie Harris (1947-54, Rhino).
  20. The Blues: A Smithsonian Collection of Classic Blues Singers (1923-85, Smithsonian, 4CD).
  21. Duke Ellington: The Indispensible Duke Ellington and the Small Groups, Vol. 9/10 (1940-46, RCA).
  22. Louis Armstrong: Satchmo: A Musical Autobiography: Vol. 1 (1947-57, Jazz Unlimited).
  23. The Marvelettes: Deliver: The Singles (1961-71, Motown, 2CD).
  24. Buddy Holly: The Buddy Holly Collection: 50 Classic Recordings (MCA, 2CD).
  25. Mott the Hoople: The Ballad of Mott: A Retrospective (Columbia, 2CD).
  26. Ella Fitzgerald: The Best of the Songbooks (1956-64, Verve).
  27. Maddox Brothers and Rose: America's Most Colorful Hillbilly Band, Vol. 1 (1946-51, Arhoolie).
  28. Charles Wright: Express Yourself: The Best of Charles Wright and the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band (1967-74, Warner Brothers).
  29. Funkadelic: Music for Your Mother: Funkadelic 45s (1970-76, Westbound, 2CD).
  30. Dazed and Confused (Warner Brothers).
  31. The Carter Family: Anchored in Love: Their Complete Victor Recordings (1927) (Rounder).
  32. The Carter Family: My Clinch Mountain Home: Their Complete Victor Recordings (1928-1929) (Rounder).
  33. Mississippi Fred McDowell: You Gotta Move (1964-65, Arhoolie).
  34. Lord Kitchener: Klassic Kitchener, Volume One (Ice).
  35. Various Artists: The Best of Ace Records, Vol. 2: The R&B Hits (Scotti Brothers).
  36. Hot Chocolate: Every 1's a Winner: The Very Best of Hot Chocolate (1974-82, EMI).
  37. Mbuki Mvuki (1957-84, Original Music).
  38. Dancehall Stylee: The Best of Reggae Dancehall Music Vol. 4 (Profile).
  39. Lightnin' Hopkins: Mojo Hand: The Lightnin' Hopkins Anthology (Rhino, 2CD).
  40. White Country Blues: A Lighter Shade of Blue (1926-38, Columbia, 2CD).
  41. Los Lobos: Just Another Band from East L.A.: A Collection (Slash/Warner Brothers, 2CD).
  42. Clifton Chenier: Zydeco Dynamite: The Clifton Chenier Anthology (1954-84, Rhino, 2CD).
  43. The Louvin Brothers: Capitol Country Music Classics (1952-53, EMI).
  44. Etta James: The Essential Etta James (Chess, 2CD).
  45. Richard Thompson: Watching the Dark: The History of Richard Thompson (1972-92, Hannibal, 3CD).
  46. Thomas Mapfumo: Chimurenga Forever: The Best of Thomas Mapfumo (1978-93, Hemisphere).
  47. Sonny Rollins: St. Thomas in Stockholm 1959 (1959, Dragon).
  48. John Lee Hooker: The Legendary Modern Recordings 1948-1954 (Flair).
  49. Nathan Abshire: French Blues (1949-56, Arhoolie).
  50. Little Willie John: Fever: The Best of Little Willie John (Rhino).
  51. K.T. Oslin: Greatest Hits: Songs from an Aging Sex Bomb (RCA).
  52. Dolly Parton: The RCA Years (1967-86, RCA, 2CD).
  53. Ella Fitzgerald: 75th Birthday Celebration: The Original Decca Recordings (1939-55, Decca, 2CD).
  54. Texas Tornados: The Best of Texas Tornados (Reprise).
  55. Brian Eno: Eno Box II (1973-78, Virgin).
  56. Sonny Terry / Brownie McGhee: Hometown Blues (1948-51, Mainstream/Legacy).
  57. Joan Jett: Flashback (Blackheart).
  58. Tom Petty: Greatest Hits (1976-91, MCA).
  59. Freddie King: Hide Away: The Best of Freddie King (1956-70, Rhino).
  60. Albert King: The Ultimate Collection (1953-84, Rhino, 2CD).
  61. Jerry Lee Lewis: All Killer No Filler: The Jerry Lee Lewis Anthology (Rhino, 2CD).
  62. Willie "The Lion" Smith: Willie "The Lion" Smith and His Cubs (1935-37, Timeless).
  63. Silver Convention: Greatest Hits (1975-78, Unidisc).
  64. Violent Femmes: Add It Up (1981-93, Warner Brothers).
  65. Blind Willie Johnson: The Complete Blind Willie Johnson (1927-30, Columbia/Legacy, 2CD).
  66. Bill Monroe: Live Recordings 1956-1969: Off the Record, Vol. 1 (Smithsonian/Folkways).
  67. Nanci Griffith: The MCA Years: A Retrospective (1987-91, MCA).
  68. Duke-Peacock's Greatest Hits (MCA).
  69. Roberta Flack: Softly with These Songs: The Best of Roberta Flack (Atlantic).
  70. Andy Kirk: Mary's Idea (1936-41, Decca).
  71. DIY: UK Punk I: Anarchy in the UK (1976-77, Rhino).
  72. DIY: UK Punk II: The Modern World (1977-78, Rhino).
  73. DIY: UK Pop I: Teenage Kicks (1976-79, Rhino).
  74. DIY: UK Pop II: Starry Eyes (1978-79, Rhino).
  75. DIY: The New York Punk Scene: Blank Generation (1975-78, Rhino).
  76. Blues Masters Volume 14: More Jump Blues (Rhino).
  77. Blues Masters Volume 13: New York City Blues (Rhino).
  78. Blues Masters Volume 6: Blues Originals (1928-69, Rhino).

Album Reissues:

  1. Thelonious Monk: Monk's Music (1957, Riverside OJC).
  2. Merle Travis: Folksongs of the Hills / Back Home / Songs of the Coalmines (1946-63, Bear Family).
  3. Miles Davis: Cookin' (1956, Prestige OJC).
  4. Swan Silvertones: Swan Silvertones / Singin' in My Soul (1956-60, Vee Jay).
  5. Dizzy Gillespie: Gillespiana / Carnegie Hall Concert (1960-61, Verve).
  6. Ben Webster: See You at the Fair (1964, Impulse).
  7. The Wild Magnolias: The Wild Magnolias (1974, Polygram).
  8. Booker Ervin: The Song Book (1964, Prestige OJC).
  9. Kenny Burrell: Ellington Is Forever Vol. 1 (1975, Fantasy).

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