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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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    Johnny Cash With His Hot and Blue Guitar

    Johnny Cash: With His Hot and Blue Guitar

    Album #13 - October 1957

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      Miles Ahead - Miles Davis +19

      Miles Davis +19: Miles Ahead

      Album #14 - October 1957

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        Buddy Holly & The Crickets - The

        The Crickets: The "Chirping" Crickets

        Album #15 - November 1957

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          Dance Album of Carl Perkins

          Carl Perkins: Dance Album

          Album #16 - December 1957

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            Ben Webster - Soulville

            Ben Webster: Soulville

            Album #17 - January 1958

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              John Coltrane - Blue Train - blue note 53428

              John Coltrane: Blue Train

              Album #18 - January 1958

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                Tito Puente - Dance Mania -Tito Puente and His Orchestra

                Tito Puente: Dance Mania

                Album # 19 - February 1958

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                  Buddy Holly

                  Buddy Holly: (Self-Titled)

                  Album #20 - February 1958

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                    Bo Diddley

                    Bo Diddley: (Self-Titled)

                    Album #21 - March 1958

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                      Billie Holiday - Lady in Satin - Ray Ellis and his orchestra

                      Billie Holiday: Lady in Satin

                      Album #22 - June 1958

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                        Little Richard

                        Little Richard: Little Richard

                        Album #23 - July 1958

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                          Something' Else - Cannon Ball Adderley, Miles Davis, Hank Jones, Art Blakey, Blue Note

                          Cannon Ball Adderley: Something' Else

                          Album #24 - August 1958

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