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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.

Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

Bruce Springsteen: The Wild, The Innocent & The E Street Shuffle

Album #179 - September 1973

Although the charts show Bruce Springsteen’s second album as achieving the #59 position on Billboard’s album charts, that figure is actually a bit misleading, as it did not chart at all

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    Muddy Waters: “Folk Singer”

    Muddy Waters: Folk Singer

    Album #41 - April 1964

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      John Coltrane - Live at Birdland

      John Coltrane: Live at Birdland

      Album #42 - January 1964

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        Jerry Lee Lewis Live at the Star Club

        Jerry Lee Lewis: Live at the Star Club

        Album #43 - April 1964

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          Bob Dylan: Another Side

          Bob Dylan: Another Side

          Album #44 - August 1964

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            Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch

            Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch

            Album #45 - August 1964

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              Nina Simone - In Concert

              Nine Simone: In Concert

              Album #46 - October 1964

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                Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes

                The Ronettes: Presenting the Fabulous Ronettes

                Album #47 - December 1964

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                  Solomon Burke: Rock ‘n Soul

                  Album #48 - November 1964

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                    B.B. King – Live at the Regal

                    B.B. King: Live at the Regal

                    Album #49 - January 1965

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                      John Coltrane: A Love Supreme

                      John Coltrane – A Love Supreme

                      Album #50 - February 1965

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                        The Sonics: Here are the Sonics

                        The Sonics: Here Are The Sonics

                        Album #51 - May 1965

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                          Them

                          Them

                          Album #52 -  June 1965

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