Stream Recordings

This is a list of all of the 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die. I have linked 874 of them to free streams of the music with more coming every day. Please make sure to support artists by buying their music if you enjoy it. If you find a link for music I have not yet posted, please email me or post a comment. Also, please inform me of any dead links or any playlists that are missing numerous tracks and I will try to locate a new, legitimate source. Finally, Like the site on Facebook and follow on Twitter to get updates when new links go up and to spread the word!

Tom Moon's 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

Mike's Favorite 1000 Recordings Heard in 2013
Recording the Recordings Sampler 1 (Blog Post)
Recording the Recordings Sampler 2 (Blog Post)
Recording the Recordings Sampler 3 (Blog Post)

ABBA, Gold 
Dimi Mint Abba & Khalifa Ould Eide, Moorish Music from Mauritania 
The Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra, Blu Blu Blu 
The Abyssinian Baptist Choir, Shakin’ the Rafters 
AC/DC, Back in Black 
John Adams, Harmonium (San Francisco Symphony Orchestra) 
▪ John Adams, The Death of Klinghoffer (Maltman, Sylvan, Howard; London Symphony Orchestra) 
▪ Johnny Adams, The Real Me: Johnny Adams Sings Doc Pomus 
Ryan Adams, Heartbreaker 
Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Live at the Lighthouse 
King Sunny Ade, The Best of the Classic Years 
Aerosmith, Toys in the Attic 
Mahmoud Ahmed, Erè Mèla Mèla 
Air, Air Lore 
Arthur Alexander, The Ultimate Arthur Alexander 
Alice in Chains, Dirt  (Blog Post)
Mose Allison, Allison Wonderland Part 2
The Allman Brothers, At the Fillmore East 
▪ The Almanac Singers, The Complete General Recordings 
Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass, Whipped Cream and Other Delights 
Los Amigos Invisibles, Arepa 3000: A Venezuelan Journey into Space 
Albert Ammons and Meade “Lux” Lewis, The First Day 
Marian Anderson, Spirituals 
The Animals, “The House of the Rising Sun” 
Aphex Twin, Selected Ambient Works 85–92 
Fiona Apple, When the Pawn . . . 
The Arcade Fire, Neon Bible 
Martha Argerich, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3, Ravel: Piano Concerto in G (Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Louis Armstrong, The Complete Hot Fives and Hot Sevens  (Blog Post)
Arrested Development, 3 Years, 5 Months and 2 Days in the Life of . . . 
Art Ensemble of Chicago, Urban Bushmen 
Fred Astaire, Steppin’ Out: Astaire Sings 
Chet Atkins and Les Paul, Chester and Lester 
Albert Ayler, Spiritual Unity 
Baby Huey and the Babysitters, The Living LegendThe Baby Huey Story Blog Post
J. S. Bach, The Brandenburg Concertos (Concerto Italiano) 
J. S. Bach, Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin (Grumiaux) 
J. S. Bach, The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1 (Fellner) 
J. S. Bach, Mass in B Minor (Chorus and Orchestra of the Collegium Vocale) 
Bad Brains, I Against I 
Erykah Badu, Mama’s Gun (Blog Post)
Joan Baez, Joan Baez 
Anita Baker, Rapture 
Chet Baker, Let’s Get Lost: The Best of Chet Baker Sings 
The Balfa Brothers, The Balfa Brothers Play Traditional Cajun Music   
Hank Ballard and the Midnighters, Singin’ and Swingin’ with . . . 
Afrika Bambaataa and the Soul Sonic Force, “Planet Rock” 
The Band, The Band  (Blog Post)
Samuel Barber, Adagio for Strings (St. Louis Symphony Orchestra) 
Ray Barretto, Barretto Power 
Béla Bartók, Six String Quartets (Takac Quartet) 
Béla Bartók, Concerto for Orchestra; Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) 
▪ Béla Bartók and Peter Tchaikovsky, Bartók: Concerto No. 3 for Piano and Orchestra; Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 (Fischer; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) 
Cecilia Bartoli, The Vivaldi Album  (Blog Post)
Count Basie and His Orchestra, Complete Decca Recordings 
Waldemar Bastos, Pretaluz 
Batacumbele, Con un poco de songo 
Bauhaus, In the Flat Field 
The Beach Boys, “Good Vibrations” 
The Beach Boys, Pet Sounds 
▪ Billy Bean, The Trio: Rediscovered 
The Beastie Boys, Paul’s Boutique (Blog Post)
▪ The Beatles, A Hard Day’s Night (Cover)
▪ The Beatles, Rubber Soul 
▪ The Beatles, Revolver 
▪ The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 
The Beatles, The Beatles (The White Album)  (Blog post)
▪ The Beatles, Abbey Road 
The Beau Brummels, Triangle 
Sidney Bechet, Sidney Bechet: Ken Burns Jazz 
Beck, Mutations 
▪ Ludwig van Beethoven, “Archduke” Trio, Kreutzer Sonata (Thibaud, Casals, Cortot) 
▪ Ludwig van Beethoven, String Quartets Opp. 131, 135 (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Missa Solemnis (New Philharmonia Chorus and Orchestra) (Blog post)
▪ Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concertos Nos. 1–5 (Serkin; Chorus and Symphony of the Bavarian Radio) 
Ludwig van Beethoven, Piano Concertos Nos. 4 and 5(Schoonderwoerd; Ensemble Cristofori)  (Blog Post)
▪ Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 1–9 (Tonhalle Orchestra of Zurich) 
Bix Beiderbecke, Singin’ the Blues, Vol.1 
Harry Belafonte, Live at Carnegie Hall 
Peter Bellamy, The Transports 
Belle and Sebastian, If You’re Feeling Sinister 
Vincenzo Bellini, Norma (Callas, Stignani; Chorus and Orchestra of La Scala
Bembeya Jazz National, The Syliphone Years (Part 2)
Jorge Ben, Africa/Brazil 
Benedictine Monks of the Abbey of St. Maurice and St. Maur, Salve Regina: Gregorian Chant 
Tony Bennett and Bill Evans, The Tony Bennett–Bill Evans Album 
Alban Berg, Wozzeck (Hamburg State Philharmonic) 
Alban Berg, Violin Concerto; Igor Stravinsky, Violin Concerto (Kaplan; Budapest Festival Orchestra) 
Luciano Berio, Sinfonia for Eight Voices and Orchestra (London Voices; Göteborgs Symfoniker) 
Hector Berlioz, Symphonie Fantastique (Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique) 
▪ Hector Berlioz, Les Troyens (Monteverdi Choir and Chorus of the Théâtre du Chatelet and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique) 
Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim, West Side Story (Original Broadway Cast) 
Chuck Berry, The Anthology 
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt and Ry Cooder, A Meeting by the River 
Asha Bhosle, The Rough Guide to Asha Bhosle 
Big Daddy Kane, Long Live the Kane 
Big Star, #1 Record/Radio City (Cover)
Georges Bizet, Carmen (de los Angeles, Gedda; French Radio Orchestra and Chorus) 
Björk, Homogenic 
Black Flag, Damaged 
Black Sabbath, Paranoid 
Rubén Blades and Willie Colón, Siembra 
Blind Blake, Ragtime Guitar’s Foremost Fingerpicker 
Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Moanin’ 
Bobby “Blue” Bland, Two Steps from the Blues 
Paul Bley, Fragments  (Blog Post)
The Blind Boys of Alabama, Spirit of the Century 
Blind Faith, Blind Faith (cover)
Blondie, Parallel Lines 
Bloque, Bloque 
Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof (Original Broadway Cast) 
Dock Boggs, His Folkways Years, 1963–68 
Bonnie “Prince” Billy, I See a Darkness (Thanks to Cynthia)
Boogie Down Productions, By All Means Necessary 
James Booker, New Orleans Piano Wizard Live! 
Booker T. and the MGs, Melting Pot 
Lô Borges, Lô Borges 
Boston, Boston  (Thanks to Cynthia)
The Bothy Band, Old Hag You Have Killed Me 
Boukman Eksperyans, Kalfou Danjere 
David Bowie, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars 
The Boys of the Lough, Live at Passim 
▪ Johannes Brahms, Sonatas for Cello & Piano, Opp. 38, 99, 108 (Ma, Ax) 
Johannes Brahms, The Four Symphonies (NDR Symphony) (Blog post)
Johannes Brahms, Violin Sonatas, Opp. 78, 100, 108 (Suk, Katchen) 
Johannes Brahms, Piano Concerto No. 2 (Richter; Chicago Symphony Orchestra) 
Anthony Braxton, For Alto 
Bright Eyes, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning 
Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes (Vickers, Harper; Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus) 
Big Bill Broonzy, The Young Big Bill Broonzy, 1928–1935 
▪ Chuck Brown and the Soul Searchers, Any Other Way to Go? 
Clifford Brown–Max Roach Quintet, Clifford Brown and Max Roach 
James Brown, Live at the Apollo (1962) 
James Brown, Soul Pride: The Instrumentals, 1960–1969 
James Brown and the JB’s, “Sex Machine” 
Oscar Brown Jr., Sin and Soul 
Ruth Brown, Miss Rhythm 
Jackson Browne, Late for the Sky  (alternate link)
Anton Bruckner, Symphony No. 7 in E (Royal Scottish National Orchestra) 
Jeff Buckley, Grace 
Lord Buckley, His Royal Hipness 
Tim Buckley, Dream Letter: Live in London, 1968 
Buckwheat Zydeco, Buckwheat’s Zydeco Party 
Buffalo Springfield, Retrospective 
The Bulgarian Women’s National Radio and Television Chorus, Le mystère des voix bulgares 
Solomon Burke, Don’t Give Up On Me 
Burning Spear, Marcus Garvey 
R. L. Burnside, Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down 
Kate Bush, The Kick Inside 
William Byrd, Harpsichord Music (Leonhardt) 
The Byrds, Mr. Tambourine Man 
David Byrne and Brian Eno, My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 
Café Tacuba, Cuatro Caminos 
Uri Caine, Urlicht/Primal Light 
Camarón de la Isla, La leyenda del tiempo 
Can, Tago Mago 
Nati Cano’s Mariachi los Camperos, ¡Viva el Mariachi! (Blog Post)
Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica  (Blog Post)
The Caravans, The Best of the Caravans  (Blog Post)
James Carr, You Got My Mind Messed Up  (Blog Post)
Elliott Carter, Clarinet Concertos/Symphonia: Sum Fluxae Pretium Spei (BBC Symphony)  (Blog Post)
The Original Carter Family, The Carter Family: 1927–1934  (Blog Post)
Martin Carthy (with Dave Swarbrick), Byker Hill  (Blog Post)
▪ Cartola, Cartola (Blog Post)
Enrico Caruso, 21 Favorite Arias  (Blog Post)
Pablo Casals, Bach: Suites for Cello, Vols. 1 and 2  (Blog Post)
Cascabulho, Hunger Gives You a Headache   (alternate link(Blog Post)
Neko Case, Fox Confessor Brings the Flood   (Blog Post)
Johnny Cash, At Folsom Prison   (Blog Post)
Johnny Cash, American Recordings   (Blog Post)
Dorival Caymmi, Caymmi e seu violão (part 2) (Blog Post)
▪ Emmanuel Chabrier, Le roi malgré lui 
Manu Chao, Clandestino (Blog Post)
Tracy Chapman, Tracy Chapman  (Blog Post)
Ray Charles, The Best of Ray Charles: The Atlantic Years  (Blog Post)
Ray Charles, Modern Sounds in Country & Western, Vols. 1 and 2  (Blog Post)
▪ Marc-Antoine Charpentier, Medée (Hunt; Les Arts Florissants) 
Harisprasad Chaurasia, Raga Darbari Kanada (Blog Post)
The Chemical Brothers, Dig Your Own Hole  (Blog Post)
Clifton Chenier, Bogalusa Boogie  (Blog Post)
Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell, Old and New Dreams  (Blog Post)
Vic Chesnutt, Is the Actor Happy?  (Blog Post)
Chic, C’est Chic  (Blog Post)
Chicago, The Chicago Transit Authority  (Blog Post)
The Chieftains, The Chieftains 4 
Sonny Chillingworth, Endlessly (blog post)
Frédéric Chopin, Ballades and Scherzos (Rubinstein) 
Frédéric Chopin, Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Zimerman) 
Frédéric Chopin, Nocturnes (Pires)  (Blog Post)
Charlie Christian, The Genius of the Electric Guitar  (Blog Post)
The Clancy Brothers and the Dubliners, Irish Drinking Songs  (Blog Post)
Clannad, Macalla  (Blog Post)
Guy Clark, Old No. 1  (Blog Post)
Sonny Clark, Cool Struttin’  (Blog Post)
The Clash, London Calling  (Blog Post)
Van Cliburn, Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3, Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3  (Blog Post)
Jimmy Cliff, The Harder They Come  (Blog Post) (Cover)
Patsy Cline, The Patsy Cline Collection  (Blog Post)
The Coasters, “Yakety Yak” (blog post)
Eddie Cochran, “Summertime Blues” (blog post)
Joe Cocker, Mad Dogs and Englishmen 
Codona, Codona 3 
Leonard Cohen, Songs of Leonard Cohen 
Nat King Cole and His Trio, The Complete After Midnight Sessions  (Blog Post)
Ornette Coleman, The Shape of Jazz to Come 
John Coltrane, Blue Train (blog post)
John Coltrane, A Love Supreme 
John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman, John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman 
The Comedian Harmonists, The Comedian Harmonists  (Part 2)
Ry Cooder, Paradise and Lunch 
Sam Cooke, Live at the Harlem Square Club 
Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers, Sam Cooke with the Soul Stirrers 
Alice Cooper, “School’s Out” 
Aaron Copland, Symphony No. 3 (New York Philharmonic) 
Chick Corea and Return to Forever, Light as a Feather 
Cortijo y su Máquina del Tiempo, La máquina del tiempo 
Elvis Costello and the Attractions, Armed Forces 
Cream, Disraeli Gears (cover)
Creedence Clearwater Revival, Willy and the Poor Boys 
Regine Crespin, Crespin Sings Berlioz and Ravel 
Bing Crosby, A Centennial Anthology of Decca Recordings 
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Déjà Vu 
George Crumb, Black Angels (Kronos Quartet) 
Celia Cruz and Johnny Pacheco, Celia y Johnny 
The Cure, The Head on the Door 
Cypress Hill, Black Sunday 
▪ I. K. Dairo and His Blue Spots, Definitive Dairo 
Dick Dale and the Del-Tones, King of the Surf Guitar 
Karen Dalton, It’s So Hard to Tell Who’s Going to Love You the Best 
D’Angelo, Brown Sugar 
Danger Mouse, The Grey Album 
Bobby Darin, That’s All 
Rev. Gary Davis, Harlem Street Singer 
Miles Davis, Kind of Blue  (Blog Post)
Miles Davis and Gil Evans, Sketches of Spain 
Miles Davis Quintet, Highlights from the Plugged Nickel 
Miles Davis, The Complete In a Silent Way Sessions 
Miles Davis, Bitches Brew 
▪ Sammy Davis Jr., I Gotta Right to Swing (Blog Post)
Claude Debussy, Pelléas et Mélisande (Joachim, Jansen, Etcheverry) 
Claude Debussy, Preludes (Zimerman) 
The Decemberists, The Crane Wife  (Alternate link)
▪ De Danann with Mary Black, Song for Ireland 
Deep Purple, Machine Head 
De La Soul, Three Feet High and Rising 
Sandy Denny, Sandy 
Derek and the Dominos, Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs 
Paul Desmond with Jim Hall, Take Ten 
Toumani Diabaté and Ballake Sissoko, New Ancient Strings 
Neil Diamond, Hot August Night 
Manu Dibango, “Soul Makossa” 
Bo Diddley, Bo Diddley 
Digital Underground, Sex Packets 
Dion, “The Wanderer” 
The Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces 
The Dixie Hummingbirds, Thank You for One More Day 
Dizzee Rascal, Boy in da Corner 
Djavan, Luz 
DJ Shadow, Endtroducing 
Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch 
▪ Antoine “Fats” Domino, They Call Me the Fat Man: The Legendary Imperial Recordings 
The Doors, The Doors 
Thomas A. Dorsey, Precious Lord: The Great Gospel Songs 
▪ Michael Doucet and BeauSoleil, Bayou Deluxe 
Dave Douglas, Charms of the Night Sky 
Nick Drake, Five Leaves Left 
Dr. Dre, The Chronic 
Dr. John, Gris-Gris 
Doris Duke, I’m a Loser 
Vernon Duke and Ira Gershwin, The Ziegfeld Follies of 1936 
▪ Jacqueline du Pré, Elgar: Cello Concerto 
Henri Dutilleux, Cello Concerto, “Tout un monde lointain” (Rostropovich; Orchestre de Paris) 
Antonin Dvoˇrák, Symphony No. 9 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam) 
Bob Dylan, Highway 61 Revisited 
Bob Dylan, Blonde on Blonde 
Bob Dylan, Blood on the Tracks 
Bob Dylan, Love and Theft 
The Eagles, Hotel California 
Snooks Eaglin, New Orleans Street Singer 
Steve Earle, Transcendental Blues 
Earth Wind & Fire, All ’n’ All 
Edward Elgar, Symphony No. 1 (London Symphony Orchestra) 
Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Never No Lament: The Blanton-Webster Band 
Duke Ellington, The Far East Suite 
Missy Elliott, Respect M.E. 
Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, The Essential Ramblin’ Jack Elliott 
Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Brain Salad Surgery 
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP 
Brian Eno, Another Green World 
Brian Eno, Ambient 1: Music for Airports 
Eric B. and Rakim, Paid in Full 
Alejandro Escovedo, Gravity 
ESG, A South Bronx Story 
Estrellas de Areito, Los Heroes 
Bill Evans Trio, Sunday at the Village Vanguard/Waltz for Debbie 
Bill Evans and Jim Hall, Undercurrent 
The Everly Brothers, Cadence Classics: Their Twenty Greatest Hits 
Césaria Évora, Césaria 
John Fahey, The Transfiguration of Blind Joe Death 
Fairport Convention, Liege and Lief 
Manuel de Falla, El sombrero de tres picos 
Tal Farlow, The Swinging Guitar of Tal Farlow 
Fatboy Slim, Better Living Through Chemistry 
Gabriel Fauré, Requiem, Pelléas et Mélisande, Pavane (Montreal Symphony Orchestra) 
Faust, Faust/So Far 
Cheo Feliciano, Cheo 
▪ Jose Feliciano, El sentimento, la voz & la guitarra 
▪ Narvel Felts, Drift Away: The Best of Narvel Felts, 1973–1979 
Bernarda Fink, Brahms: Lieder (Harmonia Mundi) 
▪ Sergio Fiorentino, J. S. Bach, Vol. 1 
Fishbone, Truth and Soul 
Ella Fitzgerald, Sings the Cole Porter Songbook 
Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, Ella and Louis 
Roberta Flack, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” 
The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin (Cover) (Blog Post)
Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs, and the Foggy Mountain Boys, Foggy Mountain Jamboree 
Fleetwood Mac, Then Play On 
Fleetwood Mac and Buckingham Nicks, Fleetwood Mac/Buckingham Nicks 
Frank Emilio Flynn, Musica original de Cuba 
The Four Freshmen, The Four Freshmen and Five Trombones (album has extra tracks; stop at 12)
The Four Tops, Anthology 
▪ Franco and TPOK Jazz, The Rough Guide to Franco 
Aretha Franklin, I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You 
Aretha Franklin, Amazing Grace 
Lefty Frizzell, Look What Thoughts Can Do 
Fugazi, Repeater 
The Fugees, The Score 
Funkadelic, Maggot Brain 
Future Sound of London, Dead Cities
Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel [3] 
Serge Gainsbourg, Histoire de Melody Nelson 
Rory Gallagher, Irish Tour 1974 
Gang of Four, Entertainment! 
Jan Garbarek and Ralph Towner, Dis 
Carlos Gardel, The Best of Carlos Gardel 
Judy Garland, Judy at Carnegie Hall 
Erroll Garner, Concert by the Sea 
Djivan Gasparyan, I Will Not Be Sad in This World 
Marvin Gaye, “I Heard It Through the Grapevine” 
Marvin Gaye, Let’s Get It On 
Marvin Gaye, What’s Going On 
Genesis, The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway 
▪ George Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue, Complete Piano and Orchestra Works (Boriskin, Eos Orchestra) 
George Gershwin, Porgy and Bess (Glyndebourne Festival Opera) 
Stan Getz and João Gilberto, Getz/Gilberto 
Gilbert and Sullivan, The Mikado (Orchestra and Chorus of Welsh National Opera) 
Bebel Gilberto, Tanto tempo 
Joã▪ Gilberto, João Gilberto 
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra, Afro 
The Jimmy Giuffre Three, 1961 
Philip Glass, Einstein on the Beach 
▪ Osvaldo Golijov, Ainadamar 
Gong, Gazeuse 
Benny Goodman and His Orchestra, The Complete 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert 
Dexter Gordon, Go! 
Henryk Górecki, Symphony No. 3, Op. 26; Symphony of Sorrowful Songs (Upshaw; London Sinfonietta) 
Gothic Voices, Feather on the Breath of God: Sequence and Hymns by Abbess Hildegard of Bingen 
Glenn Gould, A State of Wonder/J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations 
El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, 30 Aniversario 
The Grateful Dead, American Beauty 
Al Green, Call Me 
Grant Green, Feelin’ the Spirit 
Green Day, American Idiot 
Edvard Grieg, Lyric Pieces (Gilels) 
Grieg and Schumann, Grieg, Schumann Piano Concertos (Andsnes; Berlin Philharmonic) 
▪ Bessie Griffin and the Gospel Pearls, Recorded Live at “The Bear” in Chicago 
▪ Juan Luis Guerra y 440, ¡Fogaraté! 
Guided by Voices, Bee Thousand (alternative link)
Guns N’ Roses, Appetite for Destruction 
Woody Guthrie, Dust Bowl Ballads 
Buddy Guy, Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues 
Charlie Haden, Nocturne
Merle Haggard, Mama Tried 
Bill Haley and His Comets, “Rock Around the Clock” 
Tom T. Hall, In Search of a Song 
Oscar Hammerstein II and Jerome Kern, Show Boat (von Stade, Hadley; Studio Cast) 
Herbie Hancock, Maiden Voyage 
Herbie Hancock, Headhunters 
George Frideric Handel, Giulio Cesare (Mijanovic, von Otter, Les Musiciens du Louvre) 
George Frideric Handel, Messiah (Gabrieli Consort and Players) 
George Frederic Handel, Water Music, Music for the Royal Fireworks (Le Concert Spirituel) 
Larry Harlow, Salsa 
Joe Harriot Double Quintet, Indo-Jazz Suite 
Emmylou Harris, Pieces of the Sky 
▪ George Harrison, All Things Must Pass 
PJ Harvey, Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea 
Clara Haskil, Mozart: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 2 in D Minor; Scarlatti: 11 Sonatas 
Donny Hathaway, Everything Is Everything 
Coleman Hawkins, “Body and Soul” 
Ted Hawkins, The Next Hundred Years 
Franz Joseph Haydn, London Symphonies Nos. 93–104 (London Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Isaac Hayes, Shaft (Original Soundtrack) 
Ofra Haza, Fifty Gates of Wisdom: Yemenite Songs 
Jascha Heifetz, Brahms, Tchaikovsky Violin Concertos (Chicago Symphony Orchestra) 
Fletcher Henderson, A Study in Frustration 
Joe Henderson, Power to the People 
The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Are You Experienced? 
Jimi Hendrix, Band of Gypsies 
Jerry Herman, Hello Dolly! (Original Broadway Cast) 
▪ Bernard Herrmann, Psycho (Original Soundtrack) 
Andrew Hill, Point of Departure 
Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 
Roscoe Holcomb, The High Lonesome Sound 
Dave Holland, Conference of the Birds 
Billie Holiday, The Ultimate Collection 
Buddy Holly, The Buddy Holly Collection 
Gustav Holst, The Planets (Boston Symphony Orchestra) 
John Lee Hooker, John Lee Hooker Plays and Sings the Blues 
▪ Sol Ho‘opi‘i, Master of the Hawaiian Guitar, Vols. 1 and 2 
▪ Lightnin’ Hopkins, Lightnin’ Hopkins 
Shirley Horn, Close Enough for Love 
Vladimir Horowitz, Horowitz at the Met 
Son House, Martin Scorsese Presents the Blues: Son House 
Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston 
Howlin’ Wolf, Moanin’ in the Moonlight 
Freddie Hubbard, Red Clay 
Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, Bach: Cantatas 
Mississippi John Hurt, Today! 
Hüsker Dü, Zen Arcade 
Bobby Hutcherson, Components 
Huun-Huur-Tu, The Orphan’s Lament  (Blog Post)
Abdullah Ibrahim Trio, Yarona 
Iggy and the Stooges, Raw Power (cover)
Ilê Aiyê, Canto negro 
The Incredible String Band, The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter 
The Isley Brothers, The Heat Is On 
Burl Ives, The Wayfaring Stranger 
Charles Ives, Symphony No. 2, Symphony No. 3 (New York Philharmonic) 
Joe Jackson, Night and Day 
▪ Mahalia Jackson, The Apollo Sessions: 1946–1951 
The Jackson Five, “I Want You Back” (Cover)
Michael Jackson, Thriller 
Ahmad Jamal, But Not for Me: Live at the Pershing (alternate link)
Elmore James, The Sky Is Crying 
Etta James, Tell Mama (Cover)
Rick James, Street Songs 
Skip James, The Complete Early Recordings of Skip James 
Leoš Janáˇcek, Piano Works (Firkušný) 
Jane’s Addiction, Ritual de lo habitual 
Keith Jarrett, My Song 
Keith Jarrett, The Köln Concert 
Eddie Jefferson, The Jazz Singer 
Waylon Jennings, Honky Tonk Heroes 
The Jesus and Mary Chain, Psychocandy 
Flaco Jiménez, Squeeze Box King 
Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Composer of “Desafinado” Plays 
Antonio Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina, Elis & Tom 
Elton John, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 
Little Willie John, The Very Best of Little Willie John  (Part 2)
Blind Willie Johnson, The Complete Blind Willie Johnson 
James P. Johnson, The Original James P. Johnson 1942–1945 
Linton Kwesi Johnson, Dread Beat an’ Blood 
▪ Lonnie Johnson, The Original Guitar Wizard 
Robert Johnson, The Complete Recordings 
Tommy Johnson, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order 
Freedy Johnston, Can You Fly 
Joi, We Are Three 
▪ Fern Jones, The Glory Road 
George Jones, The Grand Tour 
Norah Jones, Come Away with Me 
Rickie Lee Jones, Pirates 
Janis Joplin, Pearl 
Scott Joplin, Elite Syncopations 
Louis Jordan, The Best of Louis Jordan 
Josquin des Prez, Missa pange lingua, Motets 
Joy Division, Unknown Pleasures 
Henry Kaiser & David Lindley with Musicians from Madagascar, A World Out of Time 
Kayhan Kalhour, Shujaat Husain Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, Ghazal: Lost Songs of the Silk Road 
▪ Pepe Kalle, Gigantafrique! 
▪ Oum Kalthoum, Legend of Arab Music 
John Kander and Fred Ebb, Chicago (Neuwirth, Reinking, Naughton, Grey; Original 1996 Broadway Cast) 
Salif Keita, Moffou 
Khaled, N’ssi N’ssi 
Ali Akbar Khan, Traditional Music of India 
▪ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Party, In Concert in Paris 
Junior Kimbrough, All Night Long 
▪ King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King 
Albert King, Born Under a Bad Sign 
B.B. King, Live at the Regal  (blog post)
Carole King, Tapestry 
The Kinks, The Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society 
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Volunteered Slavery 
Kiss, “Rock and Roll All Nite” 
Gladys Knight and the Pips, Imagination 
Kodo, Live at Acropolis, Athens, Greece 
Konono No. 1, Congotronics 
Leo Kottke, 6 and 12 String Guitar 
Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express 
Lili Kraus, Mozart Piano Sonata No. 11, Piano Concertos Nos. 12 and 18 (Boston Symphony Orchestra) 
Alison Krauss, I’ve Got That Old Feeling 
Fela Kuti and the Afrika 70, Confusion/Gentlemen 
▪ Steve Lacy and Mal Waldron, Hot House 
Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, The Hottest New Group in Jazz 
Héctor Lavoe, De ti depende 
Leadbelly, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? 
Ernesto Lecuona, Lecuona Plays Lecuona  (alternate link)
Led Zeppelin, II 
Led Zeppelin, How the West Was Won  (blog post)
Peggy Lee, Black Coffee 
Michel Legrand, Legrand Jazz 
John Lennon, Imagine 
Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, My Fair Lady (Andrews, Harrison; Original Broadway Cast) 
Jerry Lee Lewis, Live at the Star Club, Hamburg 
Dinu Lipatti, Besançon Festival, 1950 
Franz Liszt, Piano Concertos, Piano Sonata (Richter; London Symphony Orchestra) 
Booker Little, Out Front 
Little Richard, The Georgia Peach 
▪ Little Richard, Sings the Gospel 
Los Lobos, Kiko 
Julie London, At Home/Around Midnight 
▪ Israel “Cachao” López y Su Ritmo Caliente, Descargas: Cuban Jam Sessions in Miniature 
The Louvin Brothers, Satan Is Real  (Blog Post)
Joe Lovano, Quartets: Live at the Village Vanguard 
Love, Forever Changes 
Lyle Lovett, Joshua Judges Ruth 
Loretta Lynn, The Definitive Collection 
Lynyrd Skynyrd, “Free Bird” 
Baaba Maal (with Mansour Seck), Djam Leelii 
Guillaume de Machaut, Motets (The Hilliard Ensemble) 
Madonna, Ray of Light  (Blog Post)
▪ Madredeus, o espírito da paz  (Blog Post)
Magic Sam, West Side Soul  (Blog Post)
The Magnetic Fields, 69 Love Songs  (Blog Post)
The Mahavishnu Orchestra with John McLaughlin, The Inner Mounting Flame 
Mahlathini and the Mahotella Queens, Paris/Soweto 
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 4 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam) 
Gustav Mahler, Das Lied von der Erde (Ludwig, Wunderlich; Philharmonia Orchestra) 
Gustav Mahler, Symphony No. 9 (Berlin Philharmonic) 
The Mamas and the Papas, “California Dreamin’” 
Henry Mancini, Breakfast at Tiffany’s 
Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited, Chimurenga Singles, 1976–1980 
Irén Marik, Bartók in the Desert: The Art of Irén Marik 
Bob Marley and the Wailers, Natty Dread 
Bob Marley and the Wailers, Exodus 
Mars Volta, The Bedlam in Goliath 
Martha and the Vandellas, “Dancing in the Street” 
Pat Martino, Consciousness/Live! 
▪ Bohuslav Martin°u, Julietta (Tauberova, Zidek; Orchestra and Chorus of Prague National Theater) 
John Martyn, Solid Air 
Jules Massenet, Manon (de los Angeles, Legay; Théâtre National de l’Opéra-Comique) 
Johnny Mathis, Open Fire, Two Guitars 
The Dave Matthews Band, The Gorge 
Nicholas Maw, Violin Concerto (Bell; London Philharmonic) 
John Mayall with Eric Clapton, Blues Breakers 
Curtis Mayfield, There’s NO Place like America Today  (Blog Post)
Les McCann with Eddie Harris, Swiss Movement 
Eugene McDaniels, Headless Heroes of the Apocalypse 
MC5, Kick Out the Jams 
Kate and Anna McGarrigle, Kate and Anna McGarrigle 
Loreena McKennitt, The Visit 
Sarah McLachlan, Surfacing 
Carmen McRae, Carmen Sings Monk 
Blind Willie McTell, The Definitive Blind Willie McTell 
Brad Mehldau, Largo 
M83, Dead Cities, Red Seas & Lost Ghosts 
The Mekons, Rock ’n’ Roll 
Memphis Minnie, Hoodoo Lady 1933–1937 
Yehudi Menuhin, Beethoven Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn Violin Concerto (Blog post)
▪ Olivier Messiaen, Quartet for the End of Time (Shaham, Meyer, Wang, Chung) 
▪ Olivier Messiaen, Vingt regards sur l’enfant-Jésus (Aimard) 
Metallica, Master of Puppets 
The Meters, Look-ka Py Py 
The Pat Metheny Group, The Pat Metheny Group 
Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, Ravel: Piano Concerto in G; Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 4 (Philharmonica Orchestra) 
The Mighty Diamonds, Right Time 
Mighty Sparrow and Lord Kitchener, 16 Carnival Hits 
Charles Mingus, Mingus Ah Um 
Ministry, The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste 
The Minutemen, Double Nickels on the Dime 
The Mississippi Sheiks, Honey Babe Let the Deal Go Down 
Joni Mitchell, Court and Spark 
Hank Mobley, Soul Station 
Modern Jazz Quartet, European Concert 
The Modern Lovers, The Modern Lovers 
Juana Molina, Segundo 
Thelonious Monk, The Unique Thelonious Monk 
Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane, At Carnegie Hall 
Bill Monroe, The Music of Bill Monroe 
Gabriela Montero, Bach and Beyond 
▪ Claudio Monteverdi, Vespers of the Blessed Virgin 1610 
Wes Montgomery, Smokin’ at the Half Note 
Tete Montoliu, Solo Piano 
Moondog, The Viking of Sixth Avenue 
▪ Douglas Moore and John Latouche, The Ballad of Baby Doe (Sills, Cassel, Bible; New York City Opera) 
Jason Moran, The Bandwagon 
Beny Moré, Cuban Originals 
Lee Morgan, Search for the New Land 
Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill 
Ennio Morricone, A Fistful of Film Music 
Van Morrison, Astral Weeks 
Jelly Roll Morton, Birth of the Hot 
Mos Def and Talib Kweli, Mos Def and Talib Kweli Are Black Star 
Mother Love Bone, Apple  (Blog Post)
Paul Motian, On Broadway, Vol. 1 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Marriage of Figaro (Gens, Ciofi, Kirchschlager, Kennlyside; Concerto Köln) 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, The Late Symphonies (Vienna Philharmonic) 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Requiem (La Chapelle de Québec) (Blog Post)
Maria Muldaur, Maria Muldaur 
Hugh Mundell, Africa Must Be Free by 1983  (incomplete)
▪ Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Ito Ibah Echu: Sacred Yoruba Music of Cuba 
Modest Mussorgsky, Boris Godunov (Kirov Opera and Orchestra) 
Modest Mussorgsky, Sunless; The Nursery; Songs and Dances of Death (Christoff, L’Orcestre National de la Radiodiffusion Francaise) 
Os Mutantes, Mutantes 
My Bloody Valentine, Loveless 
My Morning Jacket, It Still Moves 
Nas, Illmatic 
Milton Nascimento with Lô Borges, Clube da Esquina 
▪ Fats Navarro and Tadd Dameron, The Complete Blue Note and Capitol Recordings 
▪ Youssou N’Dour, Immigrés 
Oliver Nelson, The Blues and the Abstract Truth 
Ricky Nelson, Greatest Hits 
Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger 
Willie Nelson, Stardust 
Neu!, Neu! ’75 
▪ Aaron Neville, Tell It like It Is 
▪ Phineas Newborn Jr., A World of Piano! 
▪ Randy Newman, 12 Songs 
Herbie Nichols, The Complete Blue Note Recordings 
Harry Nilsson, Nilsson Schmilsson 
Nine Inch Nails, The Downward Spiral 
Nirvana, Nevermind  (Blog Post)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Will the Circle Be Unbroken 
No Doubt, Rock Steady 
The Notorious B.I.G., Ready to Die 
Les Nubians, Princesses Nubiennes 
N.W.A., Straight Outta Compton 
Laura Nyro, Eli and the Thirteenth Confession 
▪ Paul Oakenfold, Tranceport 
▪ Phil Ochs, There and Now: Live in Vancouver 1968 
Sinead O’Connor, I Do Not Want What I Haven’t Got 
Odetta, Odetta Sings Ballads and Blues 
The O’Jays, Back Stabbers 
▪ King Oliver and His Creole Jazz Band, Off the Record: The Complete 1923 Jazz Band Recordings 
Remmy Ongala and Orchestre Super Matimila, Songs for the Poor Man 
▪ Roy Orbison, For the Lonely: 18 Greatest Hits 
▪ Orchestra Baobab, Pirates Choice 
Orishas, Antidiotico 
▪ Orquesta Casino de la Playa, Memories of Cuba 
Beth Orton, Central Reservation 
Shuggie Otis, Inspiration Information 
Outkast, Stankonia 
▪ Buck Owens, Buck Owens Sings Harlan Howard 
Augustus Pablo, King Tubbys Meets Rockers Uptown 
▪ Gabby Pahinui, Best of the Gabby Band 1972–1977 
Eddie Palmieri, La perfecta 
Eddie Palmieri, Eddie Palmieri 
Pantera, Vulgar Display of Power 
▪ Ivo Papasov and His Orchestra, Balkanology 
▪ Parisa, Baz Amadam: Parisa at Royal Festival Hall 
▪ Charlie Parker, A Studio Chronicle, 1940–1948 
▪ Charlie Parker, Bird with Strings 
Graham Parker and the Rumour, Squeezing Out Sparks/Live Sparks 
Parliament, Mothership Connection 
▪ Gram Parsons, GP/ Grievous Angel (Blog Post)
▪ Arvo Pärt, Tabula rasa 
Dolly Parton, Coat of Many Colors 
Hermeto Pascoal, Slaves Mass 
▪ Charley Patton, Founder of the Delta Blues 
Billy Paul, “Me and Mrs. Jones” 
Les Paul with Mary Ford, The Best of the Capitol Masters: 90th Birthday Edition 
Pavement, Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain 
▪ Johnny Paycheck, On His Way 
Pearl Jam, Ten  (Blog Post)
Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham, Live from This Theater 
Pentangle, Basket of Light 
Art Pepper, Art Pepper Meets the Rhythm Section 
▪ Pere Ubu, Dub Housing 
Carl Perkins, Dance Album 
Itzhak Perlman, Live in the Fiddler’s House 
▪ Lee “Scratch” Perry, Arkology 
Peter, Paul & Mary, Peter Paul & Mary 
The Oscar Peterson Trio, Night Train 
Liz Phair, Exile in Guyville 
Sam Phillips, Fan Dance 
Washington Phillips, The Keys to the Kingdom 
Edith Piaf, The Voice of the Sparrow 
Astor Piazzolla, Tango: Zero Hour 
Wilson Pickett, The Exciting Wilson Pickett 
Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon (Cover)
The Pixies, Doolittle 
The Pogues, If I Should Fall from Grace with God  (Alternate)
The Police, Synchronicity 
▪ Charlie Poole, You Ain’t Talkin’ TO Me: Charlie Poole and the Roots of Country Music 
▪ Cole Porter, Anything Goes (1987 Broadway Revival Cast) 
Portishead, Dummy  (Blog post)
▪ Baden Powell, o universe musical de Baden Powell 
Bud Powell, The Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1 
Elvis Presley, Elvis at Sun 
Elvis Presley, How Great Thou Art 
The Pretenders, Learning to Crawl 
The Pretty Things, Get the Picture? 
Louis Prima, The Wildest! 
Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain 
Prince, Sign of the Times 
John Prine, John Prine 
Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” 
Professor Longhair, New Orleans Piano 
Sergey Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet (The Cleveland Orchestra) 
The Propellerheads, Decksanddrumsandrockandroll 
Public Enemy, It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back 
Giacomo Puccini, La Bohème (Pavarotti, Freni; Berlin Philharmonic) 
Giacomo Puccini, Turandot (Sutherland, Pavarotti; London Philharmonic Orchestra) 
Tito Puente and His Orchestra, Dance Mania! 
Queen, A Night at the Opera 

Sun Ra and His Arkestra, Jazz in Silhouette 
▪ Sergei Rachmaninoff, All-Night Vigil, Op. 37 (Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir) 
▪ Sergei Rachmaninoff, The Complete Recordings (Philadelphia Orchestra) 
Radiohead, OK Computer (blog post)
Ma Rainey, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 
Bonnie Raitt, Give It Up 
▪ Jean-Philippe Rameau, Platée 
The Ramones, Ramones 
▪ Willis Alan Ramsey, Willis Alan Ramsey 
Ernest Ranglin, Below the Bassline 
Maurice Ravel, L’heure espagnole; L’enfant et les sortilèges (Orchestre National de la R.T.F., Berlin Philharmonic and Berlin Radio Symphony, various soloists) 
Maurice Ravel, Claude Debussy & Modest Mussorgsky, Bolero, La mer, Pictures at an Exhibition (Berlin Philharmonic) 
Maurice Ravel, Complete Works for Piano (Tharaud) 
Otis Redding, Otis Blue 
Jimmy Reed, The Very Best of Jimmy Reed 
Lou Reed, New York 
Elis Regina, Como & porque 
Steve Reich, Music for 18 Musicians (Ensemble Modern) 
Django Reinhardt, The Classic Early Recordings in Chronological Order  Vol 2 Vol 3 Vol 4 Vol 5
R.E.M., Murmur 
The Replacements, Let It Be 
Charlie Rich, Behind Closed Doors 
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Scheherazade (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam) 
Minnie Ripperton, Perfect Angel 
Ismael Rivera con Kako y Su Orquesta, LO ultimo en la avenida 
Max Roach, We Insist! Freedom Now Suite 
The Max Roach Trio, Featuring the Legendary Hasaan 
▪ Steve Roach, Dreamtime Return 
Marty Robbins, Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs 
Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Ultimate Collection 
Tabu Ley Rochereau, The Voice of Lightness: Congo Classics, 1961–1977 
Jimmie Rodgers, The Essential Jimmie Rodgers 
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, The Sound of Music (Andrews, Lee; Original Soundtrack) 
Amália Rodrigues, The Art of Amália Rodrigues 
▪ Arsenio Rodríguez y Su Conjunto, Montuneando 
Tito Rodriguez, Live at the Palladium 
The Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street 
The Rolling Stones, Singles Collection: The London Years (Cover)
Sonny Rollins, A Night at the Village Vanguard 
Linda Ronstadt, Heart like a Wheel 
The Roots, Phrenology 
Roxy Music, Avalon 
Todd Rundgren, Something/Anything? 
Run-DMC, Raising Hell 
Otis Rush, Essential Collection: The Classic Cobra Recordings 
Tom Rush, The Circle Game 
▪ Arthur Russell, The World of Arthur Russell 
Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels, “Devil with a Blue Dress On” and “Good Golly Miss Molly” 

▪ Kaija Saariaho, L’amour de loin (Upshaw, Finley; Finnish National Opera) 
Sade, Promise 
▪ Dino Saluzzi, Cité de la musique 
Oumou Sangare, KO sira 
Mongo Santamaria, Drums and Chants 
Santana, Abraxis 
Gustavo Santaolalla, Ronroco 
Moacir Santos, Coisas 
▪ Sasha, Global Underground 013: Ibiza 
Erik Satie, Gymnopédies/Gnossiennes (de Leeuw) 
Lalo Schifrin, Bullit (Original Soundtrack) 
Arnold Schoenberg, Gurrelieder (Berlin Philharmonic) 
Franz Schubert, 12 Lieder, Moments musicaux (Elisabeth Schwarzkopf) 
▪ Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 9 (Berlin Philharmonic) (Blog post)
▪ Franz Schubert, Piano Sonata in B Flat Major (Curzon) 
Chico Science and Nação Zumbi, Da lama ao caos 
Jill Scott, Who is Jill Scott? Words and Sounds, Vol. 1 
▪ Jimmy Scott, Falling in Love Is Wonderful 
Tony Scott, Music for Zen Meditation and Other Joys 
Gil Scott-Heron, Pieces of a Man 
Screaming Trees, Dust 
▪ Márta Sebestyén and Muzsikás, Márta Sebestyén and Muzsikás 
Pete Seeger, We Shall Overcome: The Complete Carnegie Hall Concert 
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band, “Turn the Page” 
Andrés Segovia, The Art of Segovia 
Sepultura, Roots 
The Sex Pistols, Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols 
Shakira, ¿Donde están los ladrones? 
The Shangri-Las, “Leader of the Pack” 
Ravi Shankar, Three Ragas 
Sonny Sharrock, Ask the Ages 
▪ Archie Shepp and Horace Parlan, Goin’ Home 
Michelle Shocked, Short Sharp Shocked 
Wayne Shorter, JuJu 
Wayne Shorter featuring Milton Nascimento, Native Dancer 
▪ Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony No. 5 (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) 
Dmitri Shostakovich, Violin Concerto No. 1, Cello Concerto No. 1 (Oistrakh, New York Philharmonic; Rostropovich, Philadelphia Orchestra) 
Jean Sibelius, Symphony No. 5, Symphony No. 7 (Boston Symphony Orchestra) 
Sigur Rós, Ágætis byrjun 
Silly Wizard, Wild and Beautiful 
The Horace Silver Quintet, Song for My Father 
Simon and Garfunkel, Bridge over Troubled Water 
Paul Simon, Graceland/The Rhythm of the Saints 
▪ Nina Simone, Anthology 
Simply Red, Picture Book 
Frank Sinatra, Songs for Swingin’ Lovers  (Blog Post)
Frank Sinatra, Sings for Only the Lonely  (Blog Post)
Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim, Francis Albert Sinatra & Antonio Carlos Jobim  (Blog Post)
The Sir Douglas Quintet, Mendocino 
Slayer, Reign in Blood 
Sleater-Kinney, Call the Doctor 
Percy Sledge, “When a Man Loves a Woman” 
Slum Village, The Fantastic, Vol. 1 
Sly and the Family Stone, Stand! 
▪ Bedˇrich Smetana, Má vlast (Czech Philharmonic) 
Bessie Smith, The Essential Bessie Smith 
Elliott Smith, XO 
▪ Huey “Piano” Smith and His Clowns, This Is . . . 
Jimmy Smith, Back at the Chicken Shack 
Lonnie Smith, Live at the Club Mozambique 
Patti Smith, Horses 
Willie “The Lion” Smith, The Lion Roars! His Greatest 1934–1944 
The Smiths, The Queen Is Dead 
Hank Snow, The Essential 
Stephen Sondheim, A Little Night Music (Original Broadway Cast) (Cover)
▪ Stephen Sondheim, Sweeney Todd Live at the New York Philharmonic 
Sonic Youth, Daydream Nation 
▪ The Soul Brothers, The Rough Guide to the Soul Brothers 
Soundgarden, Superunknown 
Britney Spears, “Toxic” 
▪ Phil Spector, Back to Mono 
Alexander “Skip” Spence, Oar 
Jimmie Spheeris, Isle of View 
▪ Davy Spillane and Kevin Glackin, Forgotten Days 
Spiritualized, Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space 
Dusty Springfield, Dusty in Memphis 
Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run 
Carl Stalling, The Carl Stalling Project (Warner Brothers Studio Orchestra) 
The Stanley Brothers, The Complete Columbia Recordings 
The Staple Singers, The Best of the Staple Singers 
Andy Statman, Between Heaven and Earth: Music of the Jewish Mystics 
Steeleye Span, Parcel of Rogues 
Steely Dan, Aja (Cover)
Stereolab, Emperor Tomato Ketchup 
Issac Stern, Lalo: Symphonie espagnole; Bruch: Violin Concerto No. 1 (Philadelphia Orchestra) 
Cat Stevens, Tea for the Tillerman 
Sufjan Stevens, Illinoise (Blog Post)
Rod Stewart, Every Picture Tells a Story 
Karlheinz Stockhausen, Stimmung (Theater of Voices) 
The Stone Roses, The Stone Roses 
Johann Strauss II, Die Fledermaus/New Year’s Concert (Vienna Philharmonic) 
Richard Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra (Berlin Philharmonic) 
Richard Strauss, Elektra (Nilsson; Vienna Philharmonic) 
Richard Strauss, Der Rosenkavalier (Schwarzkopf, Edelmann, Ludwig; Philharmonia Orchestra and Chorus) 
Richard Strauss, Four Last Songs (Norman; Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra) 
Igor Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring/Petroushka (Cleveland Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic) 
The Streets, Original Pirate Material 
Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra, Polkapalooza 
Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, Funny Girl (Original Broadway Cast) 
Sukay, Cumbre 
Donna Summer, “I Feel Love” 
The Supremes, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” 
▪ The Swan Silvertones, The Swan Silvertones/Saviour Pass Me Not 
System of a Down, Toxicity 

Taj Mahal, The Natch’l Blues 
Talking Heads, Remain in Light (Cover)
Tangerine Dream, Rubycon 
Taraf de Haïdouks, Taraf de Haïdouks 
Howard Tate, Get It While You Can 
Art Tatum, Piano Starts Here 
▪ Cecil Taylor, Silent Tongues 
James Taylor, Sweet Baby James 
▪ Peter Tchaikovsky, Violin Concerto; Piano Concerto No. 1 (Russian National Orchestra) 
Peter Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker (Kirov Orchestra) 
Peter Tchaikovsky, Symphony No. 6 “Pathétique” (Leningrad Philharmonic) 
Television, Marquee Moon 
The Temptations, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” 
10cc, “I’m Not in Love” 
▪ Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Complete Recorded Works in Chronological Order, 1938–1947 
▪ Mikis Theodorakis, The Best of Mikis Theodorakis 
13th Floor Elevators, Easter Everywhere 
Leon Thomas, Spirits Known and Unknown 
Richard and Linda Thompson, Shoot Out the Lights 
Big Mama Thornton, Hound Dog: The Peacock Recordings 
Cal Tjader, Primo 
The Tokens, “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” 
Toots and the Maytals, Funky Kingston/In the Dark 
Mel Tormé, Swings Shubert Alley 
▪ Peter Tosh, Live at the One Love Peace Concert 
▪ Ali Farka Touré, The River 
Touré Kunda, Paris-Ziguinchor Live 
Allen Toussaint, Finger Poppin’ and Stompin’ Feet 
▪ Ralph Towner, Solstice 
Traffic, John Barleycorn Must Die 
T. Rex, Electric Warrior 
A Tribe Called Quest, The Low End Theory 
Lennie Tristano, Tristano/The New Tristano 
Ernest Tubb, The Definitive Collection 
2Pac, All Eyez on Me  (Blog Post)
Özel Türkbas, How to Make Your Husband a Sultan 
▪ Big Joe Turner, Big, Bad & Blue 
▪ Ike and Tina Turner, Proud Mary 
McCoy Tyner, The Real McCoy 
Francisco Ulloa, Ultramerengue 
Ultramagnetic MCs, Critical Beatdown 
Uncle Tupelo, Anodyne 
▪ United Sacred Harp Musical Association Singing Convention, Southern Journey, Vol. 9: Harp of a Thousand Strings 
Usher, Confessions 
U2, The Joshua Tree 
Ritchie Valens, “La bamba” 
Dave Van Ronk, Inside Dave Van Ronk 
Los Van Van, ¡Ay dios, ampárame! 
Townes Van Zandt, Live at the Old Quarter 
Edgar Varèse, The Complete Works (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) 
Various Artists, edited by Harry Smith, Anthology of American Folk Music 
▪ Various Artists, The Best of Sugar Hill Records 
Various Artists, Buena Vista Social Club 
Various Artists, Cameo-Parkway, 1957–1967 
▪ Various Artists, The Concert for Bangladesh 
Various Artists, Concert of the Century 
▪ Various Artists, Dazed and Confused (Original Soundtrack) 
▪ Various Artists, The Doo Wop Box 
Various Artists, The Fabulous Swing Collection 
Various Artists, From Spirituals to Swing 
Various Artists, Great American Train Songs 
▪ Various Artists, The Great Cantors 
Various Artists, The Indestructible Beat of Soweto 
Various Artists, The Mighty Two 
Various Artists, Music from the Morning of the World 
Various Artists, Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era 
Various Artists, O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Original Soundtrack) 
Various Artists, Phases of the Moon: Traditional Chinese Music 
▪ Various Artists, Rembetica: Historic Urban Folk Songs from Greece 
Various Artists, Saturday Night Fever (Original Soundtrack) 
▪ Various Artists, Ska Bonanza: The Studio One Ska Years 
Various Artists, The Spirit Cries 
Various Artists, Stormy Weather (Horne, Calloway; Original Soundtrack) 
▪ Various Artists, A Tom Moulton Mix 
Various Artists, Trainspotting (Original Soundtrack) Alt link
Various Artists, World of Gnawa 
Sarah Vaughan, Live in Japan    Part 2
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, The Sky Is Crying 
Suzanne Vega, Solitude Standing 
Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Tropicália 2 
Caetano Veloso, Livro 
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground and Nico 
Giuseppe Verdi, Aida (Price, Vickers; Chorus and Orchestra of the Rome Opera) 
Giuseppe Verdi, Requiem (Price, Björling; Vienna Philharmonic and Chorus) 
Giuseppe Verdi, Falstaff (NBC Symphony Orchestra) 
Heitor Villa-Lobos, Bachianas brasileiras (de los Angeles; Orchestre National de la Radiodiffusion Française) 
Antonio Vivaldi, The Four Seasons (Janine Jansen) 
Kevin Volans, Hunting: Gathering (The Duke Quartet) 
Richard Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (Vienna State Opera) 
Richard Wagner, Die Walküre (Bayreuth Festival Orchestra) 
Richard Wagner, Götterdämmerung (Vienna Philharmonic) 
Rufus Wainwright, Want One 
Tom Waits, Rain Dogs 
Fats Waller, If You Got to Ask, You Ain’t Got It 
William Walton, Symphony No. 1, Belshazzar’s Feast (City of Birmingham Orchestra)  *(not available in the US)
War, Why Can’t We Be Friends? 
▪ The Clara Ward Singers, Take My Hand, Precious Lord 
Dionne Warwick, The Dionne Warwick Collection
Dinah Washington, Dinah! 
Muddy Waters, At Newport 1960 
Weather Report, Heavy Weather 
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar (Original Broadway Cast) 
Kurt Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins (Lenya, Bruckner- Ruggeberg) 
Gillian Welch, Time (The Revelator) 
Kanye West, College Dropout 
Speedy West and Jimmy Bryant, Stratosphere Boogie 
Randy Weston, The Spirits of Our Ancestors 
Kenny Wheeler, Gnu High 
Barry White, Can’t Get Enough 
The White Stripes, Elephant 
Chris Whitley, Living with the Law 
The Who, Tommy 
The Who, Who’s Next 
Wilco, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 
Wild Tchoupitoulas, The Wild Tchoupitoulas 
Hank Williams, 40 Greatest Hits 
Joe Williams and the Count Basie Orchestra, Count Basie Swings, Joe Williams Sings 
Lucinda Williams, Sweet Old World 
▪ Marion Williams, Strong Again 
Mary Lou Williams, Zodiac Suite 
The Tony Williams Lifetime, Emergency! 
Sonny Boy Williamson II, One Way Out 
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, The Tiffany Transcriptions, Vols. 2 and 3  (Vol 3 Link)
Cassandra Wilson, Blue Light ’til Dawn 
Jackie Wilson, The Very Best of Jackie Wilson 
Bill Withers, Still Bill 
Stevie Wonder, Innervisions 
Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life 
The Wu-Tang Clan, Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) 
Robert Wyatt, Rock Bottom 
Tammy Wynette, Anniversary: 20 Years of Hits 
X, Wild Gift 
XTC, Skylarking 
Goro Yamaguchi, Shakuhachi Music: A Bell Ringing in the Empty Sky 
The Yardbirds, Over Under Sideways Down 
Yes, The Yes Album 
Faron Young, Complete Capitol Hits of Faron Young 
Larry Young, Unity 
Lester Young, The “Kansas City” Sessions 
Neil Young, After the Gold Rush 
Frank Zappa, The Best Band You Never Heard in Your Life Disc 2
Tom Zé, Fabrication Defect 
Warren Zevon, Excitable Boy 
The Zombies, Odyssey and Oracle 
ZZ Top, Tres Hombres 


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