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The Alternative Top 40

The Alternative Top 40

500 of the best and most historically relevant to NEVER make the top 40 album charts, chosen by Tom Ryan and presented chronologically.

: Blues and Roots - Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus: Blues and Roots

Album #34 - March 1960

Trix are for kids, but jazz? Not so much. Kids aren’t particularly discerning regarding what is good for them, and their taste in music follows suit.

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    Django – Modern Jazz Quartet

    The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 8

    Album #174 - June 1973

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      Misterioso – Thelonious Monk Quartet

      The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 7

      Album #174 - June 1973

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        Night in Tunisia – Bud Powell Trio

        The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 6

        Album #174 - June 1973

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          Concerto for Cootie – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra

          The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 5

          Album #174 - June 1973

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            Rockin’ Chair – Gene Krupa and his Orchestra

            The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 4

            Album #174 - June 1973

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              The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz

              The Smithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz: Part 3

              Album #174 - June 1973

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                West End Blues – Louis Armstrong & Earl Hines

                The Smithsonian Collection of Classical Jazz: Part 2

                Album #174 - June 1973

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                  King Porter Stomp - Jelly Roll Morton

                  The Smithsonian Collection of Classical Jazz: Part 1

                  Album #174 - June 1973

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                    The Wailers: Catch A Fire

                    The Wailers: Catch A Fire

                    Album #173 - April 1973

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                      The Eagles - Desperado

                      The Eagles: Desperado

                      Album #172- April 1973

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                        Paul Kelly - Don't Burn Me

                        Paul Kelly: Don't Burn me

                        Album #171 - March 1973

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                          John Cale – Paris 1919

                          John Cale: Paris 1919

                          Album #170 - March 1973

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