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A Listmania! list by dan "dropandroll" (brighton, uk)
 
Sweet England
1.  Sweet England by Shirley Collins
The list author says:
  "for my money, collins voice finds its best setting when she accompanies herself on banjo"
21.95   Used & New from: 9.95
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Buzz: Original Soundtrack
2.  Buzz: Original Soundtrack by Iskra 1903
The list author says:
  "paul rutherford (trombone), derek bailey (guitar) and barry guy (bass) are admirably restrained in this exemplary piece of free improvisation"
30.55   Used & New from: 9.85

Anthology Of American Folk Music (Edited By Harry Smith)
3.  Anthology Of American Folk Music (Edited By Harry Smith) by Various
The list author says:
  "it may be expensive but it'll change your life. smith's original anthology (including its 4th volume) remains the definitive collection of old-time american folk music"
67.40   Used & New from: 60.88
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Heart Of The Congos
4.  Heart Of The Congos by Congos
The list author says:
  "any of lee perry's earlier productions are likely to do the job, but this is surely one of his best with some fantastic harmony work from the group"
Used & New from: 24.97
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The Parable of Arable Land/God Bless
5.  The Parable of Arable Land/God Bless by Red Crayola
The list author says:
  "this really deserves a better design/packaging job than charly have given it, 'god bless...', particularly, is a work of majesterial beauty realised with the most minimal means"
17.93   Used & New from: 17.92
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Country Blues
6.  Country Blues by Dock Boggs
The list author says:
  "boggs 'robust' singing voice is an instrument surely given him from god, and his banjo playing's not bad either"
41.95   Used & New from: 15.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Jazzactuel
7.  Jazzactuel by Various Artists
The list author says:
  "not every track's a classic, but a pretty good introduction to free jazz. you'd pay 100s for just a few of the original vinyl LPs from which the tracks are drawn"
15.93   Used & New from: 9.99
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Rock Bottom
8.  Rock Bottom by Robert Wyatt
The list author says:
  "this 1973 LP, inspired by a shimmering sea and wyatt's love for his second wife, alfreda, is perhaps still his best"
17.95   Used & New from: 5.49
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

Last Sessions
9.  Last Sessions by Mississippi John Hurt
The list author says:
  "hurt was to die not long after recording these songs and you can hear the frailty in his voice. a touchingly poignant recording of one of the masters of folk-blues"
8.21   Used & New from: 4.64
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death
10.  The Transfiguration Of Blind Joe Death by John Fahey
The list author says:
  "notoriously cantankerous, fahey's blend of 'american primitive' guitar stylings with the drone elements of Indian classical music has been much imitated but never bettered"
Used & New from: 7.89
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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