Friday, February 10, 2012

The Top 100 Reissues of 2011


1. Batsumi - Batsumi (Matsuli Music)
2. Those Shocking Shaking Days: Indonesian Hard, Psychedelic, Progressive Rock, 1970-78 (Now Again)
3. Follow Me Down: Vanguard’s Lost Psychedelic Era, 1966-1970 (Vanguard)
4. Rail Band - Buffet Hotel De La Gare (Superfly)
5. True Soul: Deep Sounds From The Land of Stax Volume 1, Volume 2 (Now Again)
6. Takeshi Terauchi - Nippon Guitars: Instrumental Surf, Eleki & Tsugaru Rock 1966-1974 (Big Beat)
7. T.K. Ramamoorthy - Fabulous Notes & Beats of the Indian Carnatic Jazz (EM Records)
8. Jef Gilson - The Best of Jef Gilson (Jazzman)
9. Svenska Löd Ab! - Svenska Löd Ab! [aka Hörselmat] (Figaro Music & Media Group)
10. Sun Ra - The Eternal Myth Revealed, Vol. 1 (Transparency)
11. Psychedelic Pernambuco (Mr. Bongo)
12. Darondo - Listen To My Song: The Music City Sessions (Omnivore)
13. AKA - Hard Beat (Strawberry Rain)
14. Stone Coal White - Stone Coal White (Cali-Tex)
15. Calexico - Road Atlas, 1998-2011 (Our Soil, Our Strength/Quarterstick)
16. Turkish Freakout 2: Psych Folk: 1970-78 (Bouzouki Joe)
17. L'Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti - L'Orchestre Kanaga De Mopti (Kindred Spirits)
18. The Hidden Tapes: A Compilation of Minimal Wave from Around the World ‘79-‘85 (Minimal Wave)
19. Kourosh Yaghmaei – Back From The Brink: Pre-Revolution Psychedelic Rock From Iran, 1973-1979 (Now Again)
20. Jukebox Jam – Blues and Rhythm Revue (Jazzman)
21. Kelenkye Band - Moving World (Superfly)
22. This May Be My Last Time Singing: Raw African-American Gospel on 45RPM, 1957-1982 (Tompkins Square)
23. Paul Ngozi - The Ghetto (Shadoks)
24. Cartagena! Curro Fuentes & The Big Band Cumbia And Descarga Sound Of Colombia, 1962-72 (Soundway)
25. Tino Contreras - El Jazz Mexicano De Tino Contreras (Jazzman)
26. Rev. Charlie Jackson - You Got to Move: Live Recordings, Vol. 1 (50 Miles Of Elbow Room)
27. Boddie Recording Company: Cleveland, Ohio (Numero Group)
28. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey - The First Album, 1973 (Analog Africa)
29. Bobby Hamilton Quintet Unlimited - Dream Queen (Superfly)
30. Michigan Meltdown: Post-Garage Pandemonium and Pre-Punk Fuzz Freaks From The Mitten State's Miliken Era (Coney Dog)
31. Beautiful Rivers And Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound Of South Korea's Shin Joong Hyun (Light In The Attic)
32. The Outsiders - CQ Mythology (Pseudonym)
33. Ongaku 70: Vintage Psychedelia in Japan (Hiruko)
34. Ebo Taylor - Life Stories (Strut)
35. Super Funk's Mission Impossible: Hard To Find & Unreleased Funk Masters (BGP)
37. Lloyd McNeill Quartet - Washington Suite (Soul Jazz)
38. Googoosh - Googoosh (Finders Keepers)
39. Sorry Bamba - Volume One 1970-1979 (Thrill Jockey)
40. Ongaku 80: Alternative Waves From Japan (Hiruko)
41. Mellow Candle - Swaddling Songs PLUS... (Rise Above Relics)
42. Les Goths - Rêve de Silence (Shadoks)
43. Peter Herbolzheimer – Soul Puppets: Unreleased Jazz Funk Library 1970-75 (Sonorama)
44. Bobby Charles - Bobby Charles (Rhino Handmade)
45. Orchestre Rail-Band De Bamako - Orchestre Rail-Band De Bamako (Mississippi)
46. Mickey Newbury - An American Trilogy (Drag City)
47. Battle of Rat Fink Hill: Crude Unissued Pittsburgh Instrumentals, 1961-63 (Norton)
48. Marijata - This Is Marijata (Academy LPs)
49. Istanbul 70: Psych, Disco, Folk Classics (nublu)
50. Soul Safari Presents Township Jive and Kwela Jazz, 1940-60 (Ubuntu Publishing)
51. Bambara Mystic Soul: The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974-1979 (Analog Africa)
52. Mahmoud Ahmed – Jeguol Naw Betwa (Mississippi)
53. Jean-Claude Vannier - Electro Rapide (Finders Keepers)
54. John Fahey - The Past Comes Back To Haunt You: The Fonotone Years 1958-1965 (Dust To Digital)
55. Willie Wright - Telling The Truth (Numero Group)
56. These Trails - These Trails (Drag City)
57. Daphne Oram - The Oram Tapes: Volume One (Young Americans)
58. Vis-A-Vis - Obi Agye Me Dofo (Secret Stash)
59. Van Dyke Parks - Arrangements, Vol. 1 (Bananastan)
60. El Rego et Ses Commandos - El Rego (Daptone)
61. François de Roubaix - Courts Métrages (Wémè)
62. Gétatchèw Mèkurya – Ethiopian Urban Modern Music Vol. 5 (L'Arôme Productions)
63. K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas – K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas (Secret Stash)
64. Bollywood Bloodbath (Finders Keepers)
65. The Original Sound Of Cumbia: The History of Colombian Cumbia & Porro, 1948-79 (Soundway)
66. ¡Gózalo! Bugalú Tropical, Vol.4 (Vampi Soul)
67. Mississippi Fred McDowell - Amazing Grace (Sutro Park)
68. Ame Son - Primitive Expression (Wah Wah)
69. Brand New Wayo: Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-83 (Comb & Razor Sound)
70. Erkin Koray - Meçhul: Singles & Rarities (Sublime Frequencies)
71. Opika Pende: Africa at 78 rpm (Dust To Digital)
72. Persian Funk (Secret Stash)
73. Nigeria 70 – Sweet Times: Afro-Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos (Strut)
74. The Fame Studios Story, 1961-73 (Kent)
75. Hans Kennel & Bruno Spoerri - Dusty Vibes: Unreleased Swiss Radio Jazz 1963-67 (Sonorama)
76. Kool & Together - Original Recordings 1970-77 (Heavy Light)
77. Peter Thomas Sound Orchestra - Orion 2000 (Omni)
78.Heikki Sarmanto Big Band – Everything Is It (Porter)
79. Junior Kimbrough - Do The Rump (Sutro Park)
80. Our Lives Are Shaped By What We Love: Motown's Mowest Story, 1971-1973 (Light In The Attic) 
81. "Blackman" Akeeb Kareem - Tomorrow (Hot Casa)
82. Raphaël - Stop, Look, Listen (Heavenly Sweetness)
83. Fred McDowell - The Alan Lomax Recordings (Mississippi)
84. Aqui Los Bravos! The Best of Michi Sarmiento y su Combo Bravo 1967-77 (Soundway)
85. Nouvelle Vague: Musiques Et Chansons De Films (Universal)
86. John Berberian - Expressions East (Mainstream)
87. Rob - Funky Rob Way (Analog Africa)
88. Sohail Rana - Khyber Mail (Finders Keepers)
89. Frankie Zhivago Young - The Age Of Flying High (Superfly)
90. Jim Ford - Demolition Expert (Bear Family)
91. La Sonora Ponceña – A Band And Their Music (Fania)
92. Lucho Bermudez Y Su Orchestra - Lucho Bermudez Y Su Orchestra (Soundway)
93. Ali Farka Touré - Ni Foli: Music From A Cassettte (Social Music)
94. Blind Willie McTell - Trying To Get Home (Sutro Park)
95. George Danquah - Hot & Jumpy (Secret Stash)
96. Nicola Conte Presents Viagem 3 (Far Out)
97. RL Burnside & Sound Machine - Sound Machine Groove (Sutro Park)
98. The Contours - Dance With The Contours (Kent)
99. Janko Nilovic - Funky Tramway (Vadim)
100. Charles "Packy" Axton - Late Late Party, 1965-67 (Light In The Attic)

Honourable Mention

Ali Farka Touré - Manakoidé EP (World Circuit), Cyril Diaz & His Orchestra - Voodoo EP (Soundway), Theo Parrish - uget (Sound Signature), Sun Ra - Space Probe (Art Yard), The Louvin Brothers - Handpicked Songs 1955-1962 (Light In The Attic), Faith - Subject To Change plus First Demo (Dischord), Vesa-Matti Loiri - 4+20 (Porter), Freddy Cole - The Cole Nobody Knows (First Shot/Sonorama), Virgo Four - Resurrection (Rush Hour), Genius/GZA - Liquid Swords (Get On Down), Lijadu Sisters - Danger (Knitting Factory), Marion Brown - Geechee Recollections / Sweet Earth Flying (Impulse!), Ol' Dirty Bastard - Return To The 36 Chambers (Get On Down), New World Generation - NWG (Now Again), MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday [Lunchbox Edition] (Metal Face), Satwa - Satwa (Mr. Bongo). Shattered Dreams: Funky Blues 1967-78 (Ace)

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