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Lists courtesy of Gordon Stephen unless stated otherwise.

MOJO: THE 100 GREATEST ALBUMS EVER MADE
August 1995 Edition

1. The Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
2. Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
3. The Beatles - Revolver
4. The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
5. Bob Dylan - Highway 61 Revisited
6. Marvin Gaye - What's Going On
7. The Rolling Stones - Let It Bleed
8. Bob Dylan - Blonde On Blonde
9. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground And Nico
10. Patti Smith - Horses
11. Love - Forever Changes
12. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Are You Experienced?
13. Steely Dan - Countdown To Ecstasy
14. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland
15. The Band - The Band
16. The Stooges - Fun House
17. Television - Marquee Moon
18. Joni Mitchell - Blue
19. The Beatles - The Beatles
20. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
21. David Bowie - Station To Station
22. The Sex Pistols - Never Mind The Bollocks
23. The Clash - London Calling
24. The Beatles - Abbey Road
25. David Bowie - Hunky Dory
26. The Rolling Stones - Beggars Banquet
27. The Beatles - Rubber Soul
28. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
29. David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust
30. The Doors - The Doors
31. Otis Redding - Otis Blue
32. James Brown & The Famous Flames - Live At The Apollo Vol. 1
33. Nirvana - Nevermind
34. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
35. Prince - Sign 'O' The Times
36. The Byrds - The Notorious Byrd Brothers
37. R.E.M. - Automatic For The People
38. The Who - The Who Sell Out
39. Bob Dylan - Blood On The Tracks
40. Big Star - Third (AKA Sister Lovers)
41. Bruce Springsteen - Born To Run
42. Gram Parsons With Emmylou Harris - Grievous Angel
43. The Ramones - Ramones
44. Iggy Pop - Lust For Life
45. Lou Reed - Transformer
46. Miles Davis - In A Silent Way
47. The Byrds - Younger Than Yesterday
48. Kraftwerk - Trans-Europe Express
49. The New York Dolls - New York Dolls
50. Moby Grape - Moby Grape
51. The Beatles - Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
52. The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers
53. Joy Division - Closer
54. Bruce Springsteen - Darkness On The Edge Of Town
55. The Mothers Of Invention - We're Only In It For The Money
56. Donald Fagen - The Nightfly
57. Bob Dylan - Bringing It All Back Home
58. The Clash - The Clash
59. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure
60. Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
61. Todd Rundgren - Something/Anything
62. Can - Future Days
63. The Beatles - With The Beatles
64. Captain Beefheart And The Magic Band - Clear Spot
65. Sly & The Family Stone - Stand!
66. Eno - Here Come The Warm Jets
67. The Wailers - Catch A Fire
68. Massive Attack - Blue Lines
69. Elvis Costello - This Year's Model
70. Richard & Linda Thompson - I Want To See The Bright Lights Tonight
71. Stevie Wonder - Talking Book
72. Pere Ubu - The Modern Dance
73. Steely Dan - Can't Buy A Thrill
74. Sly & The Family Stone - There's A Riot Goin' On
75. Van Morrison - It's Too Late To Stop Now
76. Public Enemy - It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
77. Pink Floyd - Piper At The Gates Of Dawn
78. Joni Mitchell - The Hissing Of Summer Lawns
79. The Stooges - The Stooges
80. Stevie Wonder - Songs In The Key Of Life
81. The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night
82. Miles Davis - Bitches Brew
83. Neil Young - Tonight's The Night
84. Randy Newman - Good Old Boys
85. Prefab Sprout - Steve McQueen
86. Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
87. Talk Talk - Spirit Of Eden
88. Margaret O'Hara - Miss America
89. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
90. Steely Dan - Gaucho
91. The Kinks - The Village Green Preservation Society
92. Dusty Springfield - Dusty In Memphis
93. Todd Rundgren - A Wizard, A True Star
94. The Smiths - The Smiths
95. Muddy Waters - Hard Again
96. Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
97. The Zombies - Odessey & Oracle
98. Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power
99. Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin(4)
100. Robert Wyatt - Rock Bottom

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MOJO: 100 GREAT VOICES


Please note the format: Vocalist - Song (Year of release): Artist/Group - Album* List is in alphabetical order. *Album - Most tracks are available on the CD as listed, except for some that are on vinyl or cassette. Contact Gordon for information.

• Horace Andy - Just Say Who (1970): Horace Andy - Skylarking
• Anita Baker - Been So Long (1986): Anita Baker - Rapture
• Chet Baker - The Thrill Is Gone (1957): Chet Baker - Let’s Get Lost - The Best Of Chet Baker Sings
• The Band (Rick Danko, Levon Helm, Richard Manuel) - Acadian Driftwood (1975): The Band - To Kingdom Come
• Big Maybelle - You’ll Never Know (1954): Big Maybelle - The OKeh Sessions
• Bjork - Play Dead (1993): Bjork - Debut
• Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland - Stormy Monday Blues (1962): Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland - Master of The Blues
• Boy George - Mistake No. 3 (1984): Culture Club - At Worst - The Best Of
• Paul Buchanan - The Downtown Lights (1989): The Blue Nile - Hats
• Jeff Buckley - Grace (1994): Jeff Buckley - Grace
• Tim Buckley - Monterey (1970): Tim Buckley - Starsailor
• Solomon Burke - Drown In My Own Tears (1972): Solomon Burke - We’re Almost Home
• Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill (1985): Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love
• Jerry Butler - Make It Easy On Yourself (1962): Jerry Butler - Whatever You Want - The Best Of Jerry Butler
• Karen Carpenter - Close To You (1970): Carpenters - Close To You
• James Carr - Love Attack (1966): James Carr - At The Dark End Of The Street - The World’s Greatest Soul Singer
• Johnny Cash - The Beast In Me (1994): Johnny Cash - American Recordings
• Patsy Cline - She’s Got You (1962): Patsy Cline - 12 Greatest Hits
• Kurt Cobain - Polly (1991): Nirvana - Nevermind
• Joe Cocker - Delta Lady (1969): Joe Cocker - Cocker Happy
• Sam Cooke - Pilgrim Of Sorrow (1956): The Soul Stirrers - The Last Mile Of The Way
• Randy Crawford - I Stand Accused (1979): Randy Crawford - The Very Best Of Randy Crawford
• Ian Curtis - Decades (1980): Joy Division - Closer
• Tyrone Davis - Be With Me (1979): Tyrone Davis - Can’t You Tell It’s Me
• Sandy Denny - I’m A Dreamer (1977): Sandy Denny - Who Knows Where The Time Goes
• Bob Dylan - Dirge (1974): Bob Dylan - Planet Waves
• Donald Fagen - Home At Last (1977): Steely Dan - Aja
• John Fogerty - Fortunate Son (1969): Creedence Clearwater Revival - Chronicle - The 20 Greatest Hits
• Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) (1967): Aretha Franklin - 30 Greatest Hits
• Liz Fraser - Know Yourself At Every Age (1993): Cocteau Twins - Four Calendar Cafe
• Lefty Frizzell - Look What Thoughts Will Do (1951): Lefty Frizell - American Original
• Diamanda Galas - The Litanies Of Satan (1982): Diamanda Galas - The Litanies Of Satan
• Marvin Gaye - Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (1971): Marvin Gaye - What’s Goin’ On
• Green - A Little Knowledge (1985): Scritti Politti - Cupid And Psyche ‘85
• Al Green - I Didn’t Know (1975): Al Green - Al Green Is Love/Full Of Fire
• Billie Holiday - I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me (1937): Billie Holiday - The Quintessential Billie Holiday, Vol. 5 1937-1938
• Howlin’ Wolf - How Many More Years (1951): Howlin’ Wolf - The Genuine Article - The Best Of Howlin’ Wolf
• Mick Hucknall - You’ve Got It (1989): Simply Red - A New Flame
• Chrissie Hynde - I Go To Sleep (1981): The Pretenders - Pretenders II
• Gregory Isaacs - Hush Darling (1981): Gregory Isaacs - Once Age
• Ronald Isley - Summer Breeze (1973): The Isley Brothers - Forever Gold
• Mick Jagger - Let It Loose (1972): The Rolling Stones - Exile On Main Street
• Etta James - Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield (1974): Etta James - The Essential Etta James
• Little Willie John - Need Your Love So Bad (1955); Little Willie John - Fever
• Robert Johnson - Terraplane Blues (1936): Robert Johnson - Travelling Riverside
• George Jones - He Stopped Loving Her Today (1981): George Jones - I Am What I Am
• Linda Jones - For Your Precious Love (1972): Linda Jones - Your Precious Love
• Rickie Lee Jones - Lush Life (1983): Rickie Lee Jones - Girl At Her Volcano
• Janis Joplin - Little Girl Blue (1969): Janis Joplin - I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again, Mama!
• k.d. lang - I Wish I Didn’t Love You So (1988): k.d. lang - Shadowland
• John Lennon - Mother (1970): John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band - John Lennon And The Plastic Ono Band
• little Anthony - Going Out Of My Head (1965): little Anthony & The Imperials - Outside Looking In - The Best Of ...
• The Louvin Brothers - How’s The World Treating You? (1961): The Louvin Brothers - Capitol Country Music Classics
• John Lydon - Public Image (1978): Public Image Ltd - Public Image
• Paul McCartney - She’s Leaving Home (1967); The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
• Michael McDonald - I Can Let Go Now (1982): Michael McDonald - Sweet Freedom - The Best Of Michael McDonald
• Clyde McPhatter - Have Mercy Baby (1952): Billy Ward & The Dominoes - Billy Ward & His Dominoes
• Steve Marriott - Tin Soldier (1967): The Small faces - The Singles As & Bs
• John Martyn - One World (1977); John Martyn - Sweet Little Mysteries
• Joni Mitchell - A Case Of You (1971): Joni Mitchell - Blue
• Jim Morrison - I Can’t See Your Face In My Mind (1967): The Doors - Strange Days
• Van Morrison - Ballerina (1968); Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
• Willie Nelson - Someone To Watch Over Me (1978); Willie Nelson - Stardust
• Aaron Neville - Mona Lisa (1981): The Neville Brothers - Fiyo On The Bayou
• Roy Orbison - It’s Over (1964): Roy Orbison - All-Time Greatest Hits
• Gram Parsons - A Song For You (1973): Gram Parsons - GP/Grievous Angel
• Dolly Parton - Jolene (1974): Dolly Parton - Favourites
• Esther Phillips - Home Is Where The Hatred Is (1972): Esther Phillips - From A Whisper To A Scream
• Robert Plant - Since I’ve Been Loving You (1970): Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin III
• Elvis Presley - Mystery Train (1954): Elvis Presley - The Complete Sun Sessions
• Bonnie Raitt - I Can’t Make You Love Me (1991): Bonnie Raitt - The Luck Of The Draw
• Otis Redding - These Arms Of Mine (1962): Otis Redding - The Definitive Collection
• Smokey Robinson - Ooh Baby Baby (1965): Smokey Robinson & The Miracles - The 35th Anniversary Collection
• Paul Rodgers - Oh I Wept (1970): Free - Molten Gold
• Winston Rodney - Throw Down Your Arms (1977): Burning Spear - Reggae Greats
• David Ruffin - Walk Away From Love (1975): David Ruffin - At His Best
• Little Jimmy Scott - When Did You Leave Heaven (1955): Little Jimmy Scott - Little Jimmy Scott
• Jane Siberry - The Lobby (1988): Jane Siberry - The Walking
• Nina Simone - He Needs Me (1957); Nina Simone - My Baby Just cares For Me
• Frank Sinatra - One For My Baby (1958); Frank Sinatra - Only The Lonely
• Bessie Smith - See If I’ll care (1930): Bessie Smith - The Complete Recordings, Volume 4
• Shawn Smith - Butterfly (1993): Brad - Shame
• Dusty Springfield - I Close My Eyes And Count To Ten (1968): Dusty Springfield - Goin’ Back - The Very Best
• Bruce Springsteen - Cautious Man (1987); Bruce Springsteen - Tunnel Of Love
• Rod Stewart - Reason To Believe (1971); Rod Stewart - The Mercury Anthology
• Levi Stubbs - Do What You Gotta Do (1971); The Four Tops - The Singles Collection
• Big Joe Turner - I Still Want You (1952): Big Joe Turner - The Rhythm & Blues Years
• Luther Vandross - The Other Side Of The World (1985): Luther Vandross - The Night I Fell In Love
• Bunny Wailer - Redemption Song (1982): Bunny Wailer - Time Will Tell
• Tom Waits - Kentucky Avenue (1978); Tom Waits - Blue Valentine
• Scott Walker - My Ship Is Coming In (1965): The Walker Brothers - No Regrets
• Hank Williams - I Can’t Help It (If I’m Still In Love With You) (1951): Hank Williams - 40 Greatest Hits
• Carl Wilson - Surf’s Up (1971): The Beach Boys - Surf’s Up
• Jackie Wilson - Doggin’ Around (1960): Jackie Wilson - The Jackie Wilson Hit Story, Volume 1
• Steve Winwood - Gimme Some Loving (1966): Spencer Davis Group - The Best Of
• O.V. Wright - This Hurt Is Real (1968): O.V. Wright - Gone For Good
• Robert Wyatt - Alliance (1985); Robert Wyatt - Mid-Eighties
• Timi Yuro - Hurt (1961): Timi Yuro - The Lost Voice Of Soul


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Mojo - 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time
June 1996 Issue

Artist - Outstanding Track (Album/CD/Single) - year of track or album - Main Guitar
Contact Julian W. for more info on this list.


1. Jimi Hendrix - Are you experienced, the whole album - 1967 - Fender Stratocaster
2. Steve Cropper - Green Onions - 1962 - Fender Telecaster
3. Peter Green - The supernatural (John Mayall’s Hard rain) - 1967 - Gibson Les Paul
4. Keith Richards - Jumpin’ Jack Flash - 1968 - Fender Telecaster 1950’s
5. Chuck Berry - Johnny B. Goode - 1958 - Gibson ES-350
6. Eric Clapton - Crossroads (Wheels of fire) 1968 - Custom Fender Stratocaster
7. Jimmy Page - In my time of dying (Physical Graffiti) - 1975 - Gibson Les Paul
8. T Bone Walker - Your my best poker hand (The Complete..) - 1946 - Gibson ES-150
9. Neil Young - Like a Hurricane (Decade) - 1977 - Gibson Les Paul
10. Richard Thompson - Can’t Win (Watching The Dark) - 1988 - 1959 Fender Stratocaster
11. B.B. King - Sweet Little Angel - (Live at the Regal) - 1965 - “Lucille” Gibson Archtop
12. Jimmy Nolen - Papa’s got a brand new bag - (Any James Brown compilation) - 196? - Vox 335 copy.
13. Jeff Beck - Where were you? (Guitar shop) - 1989 - Fender Esquire
14. Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy (Texas Flood) - 1983 - Fender Stratocaster
15. Pete Townshend - My Generation - 1965 - Rickenbacker 1997
16. George Harrison - Something - 1969 - Rickenbacker 360 - 12
17. Robert Johnson - Come on in my kitchen (the complete recordings of..) - 1937 - Gibson L1
18. Charlie Christian - Solo Flight (Genius of electric guitar) - 1988 - Gibson ES-150
19. Guitar Slim - The things I used to do (The things I used to do) - 1953 - Telecaster
20. Johnny Ramone - It’s alive (Whole album) 1979 - Mosrite Ventures
21. Eddie Van Halen - Eruption ( Van Halen) - 1978 - Custom Linn Ellsworth
22. Ry Cooder - Vigilante Man ( The Purple Valley) - 1972 - Customised Fender Stratocaster
23. Johnny Marr - The Queen is dead - 1986 - Fender Stratocaster
24. Hubert Sumlin - 300 pounds of joy (Single) - 1990 - Gibson Les Paul Gold Top
25. Curtis Mayfield - People get ready (Originals) - 1965 - Fender Stratocaster
26. James Burton - It’s up to you (Ricky Nelson’s All my best) - 1992 - Fender Telecaster
27. Elmore James - The sky is crying (The history of..) - 1990 - A cheap Kay
28. Frank Zappa - Watermelon in Easter hay (Joe’s Garage) - 1978 - Gibson SG
29. J Mascis - Freak Scene (Dinosaur Jr’s Bug) - 1988 - 1963 Fender Jazzmaster
30. Buddy Guy - Five long Years (Damn right I’ve got the blues) - 1991 - Fender Stratocaster
31. Freddie King - Have you ever loved a woman ( Texas Sensation) - 1960 - Les Paul Gold Top
32. The Edge - Bullet in the blue sky (Joshua Tree) 1987 - Gibson Explorer
33. Prince - I wanna be your lover (Prince) - 1979 - Cheap Telecaster Copy
34. Tom Verlaine - Marquee Moon (Television’s Marquee Moon) - 1977 - Fender Jazzmaster
35. Jerry Garcia - Dark Star (Live Dead) - 1969 - Irwin Custom
36. Sister Rosetta Tharpe - That’s all (Lucky Millinder’s Apollo Jump) - 1941 - Gibson SG Custom
37. Eddie Cochran - My Way (Legendary Master series) - 1972 - Gretsch Chet Atkins
38. Roger McGuinn - Mr Tambourine man - 1965 - Rickenbacker 360 - 12
39. Duane Allman - Dreams (Allman Brothers Band) - 1970 - Gibson Les Paul
40. Link Wray - Rumble (The best of..) - 1994 - Danelectro Guitarlin
41. Robbie Robertson - Unfaithful Servant (Rock of ages) - 1972 - Fender Telecaster
42. Bert Jansch - Angie (Bert Jansch) - 1965 - Yamaha acoustic
43. Chet Atkins - Chinatown,My Chinatown (The RCA Years) - 1952 - Gretsch Chet Atkins
44. Hank Marvin - Sleepwalk (The Shadows) - 1961 - Fender Stratocaster
45. Robert Lockwood - Hard time getting Started (The Chess Box) - 1952 - Gibson L7
46. Scotty Moore - That’s all Right (Elvis’s The Sun Collection) - 1954 - Gibson Super 400
47. Eldon Shamblin - Faded Love (Bob Wills, Classic Western Swing) - 1950 - Gibson Super 400
48. Bo Diddley - Mumblin’ Guitar (Have Guitar will Travel) - 1959 - Square Gretsch
49. Lowell George - Fat man in the Bathtub ( Dixie Chicken) - 1973 - Fender Stratocaster
50. Ron Asheton - TV eye (The Stooges, Fun House) - 1970 - Fender Stratocaster
51. Robert Fripp - Sailor’s Tail (Islands) - 1971 - Ferandez Sustainer
52. David Gilmour - Shine on you crazy Diamond (Wish you were here) - 1975 - Fender Stratocaster
53. Mick Ronson - The width of a circle (The man who sold the world) - 1971 - Gibson Les Paul
54. Syd Barrett - Baby Lemonade (Barrett) - 1970 - Fender Telecaster
55. Bob Mould - Friend, You got to fall (Songs and Stories) - 1987 - Ibanez Rock ‘n’ Roll Junior
56. Leo Nocentelli - Sophisticated Cissy (The Meters, Good old funky music) - 1990 - Fender Stratocaster
57. Nile Rodgers - Good Times (Chic, Risqué) - 1979 - Fender Stratocaster
58. Clarence White - Cuckoo Bird (Everly Brothers Single) - 1969 - Custom Fender Telecaster
59. Steve Jones - Bodies ( Never Mind the Bollocks ) - 1977 - Gibson Les Paul
60. Kurt Cobain - Serve the servants (In Utero) - 1993 - Fender Jaguar
61. Wayne Kramer - Looking at you ( Back in the USA) - 1970 - Fender Stratocaster
62. Les Paul - How high the moon (The Legend & the Legacy) - 1991 - Gretsch Chet Atkins :-))
63. Eddie Taylor - I’m Gonna Love You (J Reed & E Taylor, Ride ‘em on down) - 1955 - Gibson ES-355
64. Ike Turner - Prancing ( Unissued track given away with Guitar Player Mag.) - 1959 - Fender Stratocaster
65. Dick Dale - Misirlou (The best of..) 1962 - Fender Stratocaster
66. Cliff Gallup - Crusin’ (Gene Vincent & the Blue caps, Guitar Player Mag. Giveaway) - 1991 - Gretsch Duo-jet
67. Lou Reed - I can’t stand it (Velvet Underground, V.U.) - 1985 - Gretsch Country Gentleman
68. King Sunny Ade - Sunny Loni (Live live Juju) - 1988 - Fender Telecaster
69. Leo Kottke - Ojo (6 & 12 String Guitar) - 1969 - Taylor 12 string
70. Eddie Hazel - Maggot Brain (Funkadelic, Maggot Brain) - 1971 - Fender Stratocaster
71. Albert King - Blues Power (Live wire/Blues power) - 1969 - Gibson Flying V
72. Carlos Santana - Sampa Pa Ti (Abraxis) - 1970 - Yamaha SG 2000
73. Merle Travis - Merle’s Boogie (Capital Classics) - 1948 - Custom Merle Travis/Paul Bigsby
74. Wes Montgomery - Montgomeryland Funk Chase (Far Wes, Pacific Jazz) - 1959 - Gibson L5
75. Billy Gibbons - Nasty Dogs & Funky Kings (ZZ Top, Fantango!) - 1975 - Gibson Les Paul
76. Peter Tosh - Get up, Stand up (The Wailers, Burnin’) - 1973 - Gibson Les Paul Sp.
77. Joni Mitchell - Coyote (Hejira) - 1976 - Martin D-45
78. Mike Bloomfield - East West (The Butterfield blues band, East - West) - 1966 - Gibson Les Paul
79. Zoot Horn Rollo - Big eyed beans from Venus (Cpt. Beefheart, Clear Spot) - 1972 - Danelectro
80. Angus Young - For those about to rock (AC/DC) - 1981 - Gibson SG
81. Mark Knopfler - You and your friend (Dire Straits, On every street) - 1991 - Fender Stratocaster
82. Bernard Butler - How about you (The Sound of McAlmont & Butler) - 1995 - Gibson ES-355
83. Charley Patton - A spoonful blues (Founder of the delta blues) - 1989 - Stella
84. John McLaughlin - Dream (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Between Nothingness & Eternity) - 1973 - Rex Double neck Gibson
85. Carl Perkins - Matchbox (Carl Perkins) - 1957 - Gibson ES-5 switchmaster
86. James Williamson - Search & Destroy (The Stooges, Raw Power) - 1973 - Les Paul custom
87. Rory Gallagher - Shadow Play (Stage Struck) - 1980 - Fender Stratocaster
88. Ernie Isley - Summer Breeze (Isley Brothers, 3+3) - 1973 - Fender Stratocaster
89. John McGeogh - Spellbound (Siouxsie & the Banshees, Juju) - 1981 - Yamaha SG1000
90. Toni Iommi - Supernaut (Black Sabbath, Vol 4) - 1972 - Gibson SG Jr
91. Mark Ribot - 16 shells from a 30-Ought-6 (Tom Waits, Big Time) - 1988 - Fender Telecaster
92. Bonnie Raitt - Give it up or let me go (Give it up) - 1972 - National Resonator
93. Phil Manzanera - In every home a Heartache (Roxy Music, For your pleasure) - 1973 - Gibson Firebird
94. John Cipollina - The Fool (Quicksilver messenger service) - 1968 - Gibson SG
95. Mick Green - My Babe (Johnny Kid & The Pirates, Classic & Rare) - 1993 - Fender Telecaster
96. Jonny Greenwood - Just (Radiohead, The Bends) - 1995 - Fender Telecaster
97. John Squire - Shoot you Down (The Stone Roses) - 1989 - Gretsch Country Gentleman
98. John Fahey - When you wore a tulip (After the ball) - 1973 - Yamaha Acoustic
99. Marv Tarplin - Tracks of my tears (Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Single) - 1970 - Gibson Les Paul Custom
100. Ritchie Blackmore - Highway Star (Deep Purple, Made in Japan) - 1972 - Fender Stratocaster

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Mojo’s Best Live albums Of All Time.
See Also: Vox Live albums.
From issue 60 – November 1998


• Frank Sinatra – Live In Australia – 1959
• John Coltrane – The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings
• James Brown – Live At The Apollo Volume 1 – 1962
• Sam Cooke – Live At Harlem Square Club – 1963
• Jerry Lee Lewis – Live At The Star Club Hamburg – 1964
• B.B.King – Live At The Regal 1965
• Miles Davis – Live At The Plugged Nickel – 1965
• Tim Buckley – Dream Letter – 1968
• MC5 – Kick Out The Jams – 1968
• Cream – Live Cream Vol. 2 – 1968
• Johnny Cash – At San Quentin – 1969
• The Grateful Dead – Live/Dead – 1969
• The Velvet Underground – Live With Lou Reed – 1969
• The Rolling Stones – Get Your Ya Ya’s Out – 1969
• The Who – Live At Leeds – 1970
• The Allman Brothers Band – The Fillmore Concerts – 1971
• The Band – Rock Of Ages – 1971
• Van Morrison – To Late To Stop Us Now – 1973
• Bob Marley & The Wailers – Live – 1975
• Dr Feelgood – Stupidity – 1975
• Nirvana – Unplugged In New York - 1993

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100 Greatest Songs Of All Time
Many thanks to Martin Smith for supplying this list.

This list was put together by the writers and staff of Mojo magazine, together with invited songwriters, and first published in the August 2000 issue (#81). The artists are those considered by Mojo to be the original or
definitive. If there are two artists the first is the original and the second the "definitive"; if there is an artist in brackets then this as an alternative which I personally strongly associate with the song, not necessarily better than the original or "definitive" version.


1. In My Life - The Beatles
2. Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
3. Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland (John Martyn)
4. Here There And Everywhere - The Beatles
5. Tracks Of My Tears - The Miracles
6. The Times They Are A Changin' Bob Dylan
7. Strange Fruit - Billie Holiday
8. I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt (George Michael)
9. People Get Ready - The Impressions
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling - The Righteous Brothers
11. Yesterday - The Beatles
12. I Say A Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick
13. God Only Knows - Beach Boys
14. Something - The Beatles; Frank Sinatra with Nelson Riddle
15. Every Time We Say Goodbye - Nan Wyn; Ella Fitzgerald
16. Fire And Rain - James Taylor; The Isley Brothers
17. Moon River - Andy Williams (Henry Mancini)
18. Stand By Me - Ben E King
19. Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
20. Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
21. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Gladys Knight & The Pips; Marvin Gaye
22. Be My Baby - Ronettes
23. Many Rivers To Cross - Jimmy Cliff
24. Without You - Badfinger; Harry Nilsson
25. There A Light That Never Goes Out - The Smiths
26. Somewhere - Marilyn Cooper; Barbara Streisand
27. Jersey Girl - Tom Waits
28. I Go To Sleep - Peggy Lee; The Pretenders
29. Hey Jude - The Beatles
30. I Think It's Going To Rain Today - Judy Collins; Randy Newman
31. Mack The Knife - Kurt Gerren; Bobby Darin'
32. It's Too late - Carole King
33. Tired Of Being Alone - Al Green
34. There She Goes - The La's
35. I'm Stone In Love With You - The Stylistics
36. Just Like A Woman - Bob Dylan
37. Feel Like Going Home - Charlie Rich
38. Song To The Siren - Tim Buckley (This Mortal Coil)
39. Live Forever - Oasis
40. In The Ghetto - Elvis Presley
41. Love Letters - Dick Haymes; Ketty Lester (Alison Moyet/ Elvis Presley)
42. River Man - Nick Drake
43. The Long And Winding Road - - The Beatles
44. Dark End Of The Street - James Carr (Ry Cooder)
45. America - Simon & Garfunkel
46. Tower Of Song - Leonard Cohen
47. First Time Ever I Saw Your Face - Peggy Seeger; Roberta Flack
48. Sweet Jane - Velvet Underground; Lou Reed
49. It's All In The Game - Tommy Edwards
50. Everybody's Talkin' - Fred Neil (Harry Nilsson)
51. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
52. A Case Of You - Joni Mitchell
53. Suspicious Minds - Mark James; Elvis Presley
54. Who Knows Where The Time Goes - Sandy Denny & the Strawbs; Fairport
Convention
55. The Weight - The Band
56. Walk Away Renee - The Left Banke/ Four Tops
57. Someone To Watch Over Me - Gertrude Lawrence; Frank Sinatra
58. Only Love Can Break Your Heart - Neil Young; St Etienne
59. If You Don't Know Me By Now - Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes
60. Let It Be - The Beatles
61. Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
62. Windmills Of Your Mind - Noel Harrison (Dusty Springfield)
63. White Christmas - Bing Crosby
64. God Bless The Child - Billie Holiday
65. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon & Garfunkel
66. Baby I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
67. Killing Me Softly With His Song - Lori Leiberman; Roberta Flack
68. Ne Me Quitte Pas - Jacques Brel
69. Jealous Guy - John Lennon
70. One For My Baby - Frank Sinatra
71. To Love Somebody - Bee Gees (Jimmy Somerville)
72. Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
73. Blue Moon - Glen Gray; Elvis Presley (Marcels)
74. Just My Imagination - The Temptations
75. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted - Jimmy Ruffin
76. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
77. Maybe I'm Amazed - Paul McCartney (The Faces)
78. Guantanamera - Perez Prado
79. My Funny Valentine - Chet Baker (Elvis Costello)
80. Different Drum - Linda Ronstadt
81. Make It Easy On Yourself - Jerry Butler; The Walker Brothers
82. Summertime - Abbie Mitchell; Janis Joplin (Ella Fitzgerald, Fun Boy
Three)
83. Makin' Whoopee - Eddie Cantor; Ray Charles
84. By the Time I Get to Phoenix - Johnny Rivers; Glen Campbell
85. September Song - Walter Huston (Frank Sinatra)
86. Proud Mary - Creedence Clearwater Revival
87. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
88. Always On My Mind - Brenda Lee; Willie Nelson (Elvis Presley)
89. Reason To Believe - Tim Hardin (Rod Stewart)
90. This Land Is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
91. Ode To Billie Joe - Bobby Gentry
92. Losing My Mind - Dorothy Collins; Julia McKenzie (Liza Minnelli & the
Pet Shop Boys)
93. As Time Goes By - Jacques Renard; Dick Haymes (Dooley Wilson)
94. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
95. Goodnight Irene - Leadbelly
96. The Moon's A Harsh Mistress - Glen Campbell (Linda Ronstadt)
97. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears
98. Ever Fallen In Love ()? - Buzzcocks
99. We Shall Overcome - Pete Seeger; Joan Baez
100. Desperado - The Eagles

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MOJO - 100 Soul Albums Everyone Should Own
In Chronological Order

Ray Charles – The Genius Of Ray Charles – 1959
Ray Charles – In Person – 1960
James Brown And The Famous Flames – Live At The Apollo – 1962
Bobby Blue Bland – Two Steps From The Blues – 1962
Sam Cook – Live At The Harlem Square Club – 1963
Sam Cook – Ain’t That Good News – 1964
Jackie Wilson – The Jackie Wilson Story – 1964
Solomon Burke – Rock ‘N Soul – 1964
Garnet Mimms And The Enchaners – Cry Baby – 1964
The Drifters – Our Biggest Hits – 1964
Dion Warwick – Make Way For – 1964
Otis Redding – The Great Otis Redding Sings Soul Ballads – 1964
Otis Redding – Otis Blue – 1965
Smokey Robinson And The Miracles – Going To A Go Go – 1965
Diana Ross And The Supreams – Anthology 1962 – 1969 – 1974
The Temptations – The Temptations Sing Smokey – 1965
The Four Tops – Reach Out – 1966
Sam And Dave – Double Dynamite – 1966
Mitty Collier – Shades Of A Genius – 1966
Aretha Franklin – I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You) – 1967
Howard Tate – Get It While You Can – 1967
James Carr – You’ve Got My Mind Messed Up – 1967
Etta James – Tell Mama – 1968
Aretha Franklin – Lady Soul – 1968
Jerry Butler – The Ice Man Cometh – 1969
Dusty Springfield – Dusty In Memphis – 1969
Booker T. And The Mg’s – The Best Of.. 1969
Sly And The Family Stone – Stand! – 1969
Candi Staton – I’d Rather Be A Prisoner – 1969
The Impressions – The Young Mod’s Forgotten Story – 1969
Johnnie Taylor – Who’s Making Love – 1969
The Temptations – Cloud Nine – 1969
Isaac Hayes – Hot Buttered Soul – 1969
Doris Duke – I’m A Loser – 1970
Aretha Franklin – Sprit In The Dark – 1970
Curtis Mayfield – Roots – 1970
Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can – 1970
Sly And The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Going On – 1971
Gladys Knight And The Pips – Standing Ovation – 1971
Donny Hathaway – Donny Hathaway – 1971
Bill Withers – Just As I Am – 1971
Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On – 1971
Bobby Womack – Communication - 1971
James Brown – Get On The Good Foot – 1972
Denise Lasalle – Trapped By A Thing Called Love – 1972
Al Green – I’m Still In Love With You – 1972
The Staple Singers – Bealtitude: Respect Yourself – 1972
Stevie Wonder – Talking Book – 1972
War – The World Is A Ghetto – 1972
O.V. Wright – Memphis Unlimited – 1973
The Isley Brothers – 3+3 – 1973
Marvin Gaye – Let’s Get It On – 1973
Millie Jackson – Caught Up – 1973
Al Green – Call Me – 1973
Stevie Wonder – Innervisions – 1973
Gladys Knight And The Pips – Imagination – 1973
The Meters – Rejuvenation – 1974
The O’Jays – Ship Ahoy – 1974
Johnny Bristol – Hang On In There Baby – 1974
Betty Wright – Danger High Voltage – 1974
The Soul Children – Friction – 1974
Sly And The Family Stone – Fresh – 1973
Ann Peebles – I Can’t Stand The Rain – 1974
Little Beaver – Party Down – 1974
Harold Melvin And The Bluenotes – Wake Up Everybody – 1975
Sam Dees – The Show Must Go On – 1975
D.J. Rogers – On The Road Again – 1976
Stairsteps – 2nd Resurrection – 1976
Stevie Wonder – Songs In The Key Of Life – 1976
Parliament – Mothership Connection – 1976
Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Stretchin’ Out In – 1976
Al Green – The Belle Album – 1977
Eddie Hinton – Very Extremely Dangerous – 1977
Donna Summer – Once Upon A Time – 1977
Funkadellic – One Nation Under A Groove – 1978
Earth Wind And Fire – I Am – 1979
Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear – 1978
Michael Jackson – Off The Wall – 1979
Chic – Risqué – 1979
Prince – Dirty Mind – 1980
Smoky Robinson – Warm Thoughts – 1980
Rick James – Street Songs – 1981
Bobby Womack – The Poet II – 1984
Anita Baker – Rapture – 1986
Prince – Sign ‘O’ The Times – 1987
Alexander O’ Neal – Hearsay – 1987
Eric B. And Rakim – Paid In Full – 1987
Luther Vandross – Any Love – 1988
Guy – Guy – 1988
Neville Brothers – Yellow Moon – 1989
Queen Latifah – All Hail The Queen – 1989
TLC – Ooooooooohhh…On The TLC Tip – 1992
Tony Toni Tone – Sounds Of Soul 1993
D’angelo – Brown Sugar – 1995
Fugees – The Score – 1996
Missy Elliott – Supa Dupa Fly – 1997
Lauryn Hill – The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill – 1998
Mary J. Bilge – What’s The 411? – 1992
Erykah Badu – Baduizm – 1997
Jill Scott – Who Is Jill Scott – 2000

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Mojo – 50 Greatest Reggae Albums Of All Time
Issue 105 August 2002

• Augustus Pablo – East Of The River Nile
• Augustus Pablo – King Tubby Meets Rockers Uptown
• Barrington Levy – Shaolin Temple
• Beenie Man – Art And Life
• Big Youth – Screaming Target
• Bim Sherman – Miracle
• Black Uhuru – Showcase
• Bob Andy – Bob Andy’s Songbook
• Buju Banton – ‘Till Shiloh
• Burning Spear – Marcus Gravy
• Burning Spear – Studio One Presents…
• Culture – Two Sevens Clash
• Dennis Brown – Wolves And Leopards
• Dillinger – CB200
• Dr Alimantado – Best Dressed Chicken In Town
• Dub Syndicate – Tunes From The Missing Channel
• Garnett Slick – It’s Growing
• Gregory Isaacs – Extra Classic
• Gregory Isaacs – Night Nurse
• Horace Andy – Skylarking
• Jackie Mittoo – Macka Fat
• Joe Gibbs – African Dub All-Mighty Chapter 3
• Johnny Osborne – Truths And Rights
• Ken Booth – Mr Rock Steady
• Lady Saw – Passion
• Luciano – Messenger
• Marcia Griffiths – Naturally
• Max Romeo And The Upsetters – War Ina Babylon
• Phyllis Dillon – Midnight Confessions
• Prince Buster – Fabulous Greatest Hits
• Rico – Man From Wareika
• Roland Alphonso – King Of Sax
• Scientist – Scientist Meets Space Invaders
• Sizzla – Black Woman And Child
• T.O.K. – My Crew, My Dawgs
• Tapper Zukie – Mpla
• The Abyssinians – Forward On To Zion
• The Congos – Heart Of The Congos
• The Gladiators – Trenchtown Mix Up
• The Heptones – On Top
• The Maytels – Never Grow Old
• The Mighty Diamonds – Right Time
• The Paragons – On The Beach
• The Skatalites – Ska Boo-Da-Ba
• The Upsetters – Return Of Django
• Toots And The Maytels – Funky Kingston
• Upsetters – Blackboard Jungle Dub
• U-Roy – Version Galore
• Yabby You – King Tubby’s Prophesy Of Dub
• Yellowman – Mister Yellowman

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The 20 Greatest Guitar Albums Ever..
As Voted By The Mojo Writers 2003..

1. The Jimmy Hendrix Experience – Are You Experienced
2. The Who – My Generation
3. Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ Wolf
4. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
5. My Bloody Valentine – Loveless
6. Radiohead – The Bends
7. Ramones – Ramones
8. Charlie Christian – Genius Of The Electric Guitar
9. Snooks Eaglin – New Orleans
10. Johnny Burnett & The Rock ‘N’ Roll Trio – The Rock ‘N’ Roll Trio
11. The Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street
12. Chuck Berry – Chuck Berry Is On Top
13. The Byrds – Mr Tambourine Man
14. Richard Thompson – Henry The Human Fly
15. Wes Montgomery – Incredible Jazz Guitar
16. Elvis Presley – Elvis Presley
17. Link Wray – Link Wray
18. Muddy Waters – The Best Of Muddy Waters
19. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
20. Sister Rosetta Tharpe – The Original Sister Of Soul

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The Mojo Hall of Fame 100
10th Anniversary Issue, November 2003

“From Robert Johnson’s groundbreaking recordings to Jimi Hendrix’s electrifying live performances to Tom Waits’ jean-bursting court battle and on to Ozzy’s reality TV show, music has changed the world in a unique manner. Over the last decade Mojo has been proud to celebrate this fact. We continue to do so over the following 30-odd pages, bringing you events that have punctuated the last 10 years…and the results of the Poll of Polls as voted by you, the readers – the Mojo Hall of Fame.”

The Mojo Hall of Fame

In reverse order. ‘Recommended listening’, an album unless otherwise noted, appears in italics at the end of the ‘World-changing Moment’, together with it’s release date, which varies between orig release and reissue. Two best of choices are Mojo releases, which are fairly obviously inferior to other available compilations!
Many Thanks to Steve Parker [animaofscience@yahoo.com] for compiling this list.


• Meters: Cissy Strut, the opening track of their self-titled debut album, released in 1960. The Meters (1969)
• Wray, Link: While recording his 1958 hit single Rumble, Link Wray takes a pen and punches holes in the tweeters of his amp to get a combination of distortion and tremolo never before heard on an electric guitar. Rumble! – Best of (1993)
• Gainsbourg, Serge: Je T’aime… Moi Non Plus tops the UK charts, October 1969. Initials S.G. (2003)
• Aphex Twin: The release of Didgeridoo in 1993. Richard D. James (1996)
• Motorhead: Lemmy and co accidentally invent thrash/speed metal while recording the title track of their second album with ex-Stones producer Jimmy Miller – released in February 1979. Overkill (1979)
• Pixies: The release of Doolittle, April 1989. Doolittle (1989)
• Flaming Lips: Race for the prize from 1999 breakthrough The Soft Bulletin. The Soft Bulletin (1999)
• Nick Cave: The release of The Birthday Party’s Mutiny! EP, November 1983. From Her to Eternity (1984)
• White Stripes: Their ‘secret’ gig at The Dirty Water Club, North London, on August 7, 2001. White Blood Cells (2003)
• Walker, Scott: Scott sings My Death on The Billy Cotton Band Show, 1967. The path to legendary recluse status began here. Five Easy Pieces Box Set (2003)
• Captain Beefheart & his Magic Band: Frownland, the opening track of Trout Mask Replica, released November 1969. Trout Mask Replica (1969)
• Dr. John: Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya, the opening track of the Gris-Gris album, released in 1968. Gris-Gris (1968)
• Jansch, Bert: Local record shop employee Bill Leader sets up a Revox tape recorder at 5 North Villas, Camden, North London, to record a budding new guitarist, September 1964. Bert Jansch (1966)
• Fall: This Nation’s Saving Grace takes the world’s most underground group over ground for the first time, October 1985. This Nation’s Saving Grace (1985)
• Dr. Dre: The Chronic makes Death Row and G-Funk the masters of hip hop and the world, December 1992. The Chronic (1992)
• Parsons, Gram: Al Perkins’ pedal steel riff slides into Gram’s cracked vocal intro on Return of the Grievous Angel, released January 1974. Grievous Angel (1974)
• King, BB: The release of Live at the Regal, July 1965. B. B. King Wails (2003)
• Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Déjà vu, title track on side two of CSNY’s first studio LP – released March 23, 1970. Déjà vu (1970)
• Redding, Otis: The heartrending chorus of Try a Little Tenderness, delivered to ‘the love crowd’ during a rainy set at the Monterey Pop Festival – June 1967. Complete & Unbelievable: the Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (1966)
• U2: U2 perform Bad at Live Aid – July 13, 1985. The Unforgettable Fire (1984)
• Shadows: Topping the British charts with Apache – July, 1960. 50 Golden Greats (2000)
• Eno, Brian: Eno foists background ambient music on the ‘masses’ with the release of Another Green World, September 1975. Another Green World (1975)
• Muddy Waters: The single I’m Your Hoochie Coochie Man, recorded January 7, 1954. His Best 1947-1955 (1997)
• Jam: Going Underground, the band’s tenth single goes to Number One, March 22, 1980. Snap! (1983)
• Perry, Lee ‘Scratch’: Late 1973, Perry’s Black Ark studio opened for business. The Congos – Heart of the Congos (1977)
• Smith, Patti: The unveiling of the exceptionally attired debut album, Horses, December 1975. Horses (1975)
• Cale, John: The March 1973 release of Paris 1919, ushering in a new darkly literate vocabulary for string-laden MOR balladry. Paris 1919 (1972)
• Cream: The US Top 5 single, Sunshine of Your Love, first available on the Disraeli Gears album, released in November 1967. Disraeli Gears (1967)
• Cohen, Leonard: The release of Songs of Leonard Cohen, February 1968. Mojo Presents An Introduction to… (2003) (Now that’s a nice subjective choice!! - Ed)
• Costello, Elvis: Oliver’s Army enters the UK charts at Number 2 – February 10, 1979. Armed Forces (1979)
• Fairport Convention: The band play their first date at Joe Boyd’s UFO Club, Covent Garden – May 1967. Liege & Lief (1969)
• Gabriel, Peter: Launching the Real World label – 1989. Peter Gabriel 3 (1980)
• Creedence Clearwater Revival: The opening swamp pop riff of Proud Mary – released January 1969. Bayou Country (1969)
• Coltrane, John: November 2, 1961 at the Village Vanguard, New York City. The saxophone visionary performs a loose, spiralling, 15-minute blues solo later dubbed Chasin’ the Trane. Chasin’ the Trane – the Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings (1997)
• Abba: August 1976, Dancing Queen takes Scandinavian pop to the world. Arrival (1976)
• Mitchell, Joni: The release of Ladies of the Canyon, May 1970. Blue (1971)
• Isley Brothers: On their second T-Neck album, Brother, Brother, Brother, the bi-generational expanded Isleys line-up spreads its wings – June 1972. Brother, Brother, Brother (1972)
• Run DMC: Walk This Way recorded – March 9, 1986. Raising Hell (1986)
• Osbourne, Ozzy: Osbournes TV series – 2002. Diary of a Madman (1981)
• Can: The February 1972 release of Tago Mago shows a generation of listeners just how far far-out could go. Tago Mago (1971)
• Parliament/Funkadelic: 1968, the Parliaments record label, Revilot, folds and Motown buys out Golden World, George Clinton’s recording/publishing company, tying up the group’s name in litigation. Funkadelic (1970)
• Waits, Tom: He stops Levi’s using Heartattack & Vine in a TV ad, December 1995. Heartattack and Vine (1980)
• AC/DC: The release of Back in Black, July 1980. Back in Black (1980)
• Bolan, Marc: Glam is born when a glitter-spattered Bolan fronts his new electric T.Rex on Top Of the Pops – March 25, 1971. Essential Collection (2002)
• Buckley, Jeff: The release of his debut album Grace – August 1994. Grace (1994)
• Cooke, Sam: Second secular single, You Send Me, released – September 1957. Portrait of a Legend (2003)
• R.E.M.: The release of Everybody Hurts, April 1993. Automatic for the People (1992)
• Love: The UK release of Forever Changes, February 1968. Forever Changes (2001 reissue with bonus tracks)
• Stone Roses: The band release their debut album, April 1989. Very Best of (2002)
• Temptations: May 1966, Norman Whitfield unlocks the soul power of David Ruffin’s tenor. Gettin’ Ready (1966)
• Kraftwerk: Kraftwerk play Autobahn on BBC TV’s Tomorrow’s World, September 25, 1975. Autobahn (1974)
• Springsteen, Bruce: The day The Rising knocked Toby Keith off the top of the American album chart – August 7, 2002. The Rising (2002)
• Christian, Charlie: Christian auditions for the Benny Goodman Sextet with a melodic version of Rose Room on August 16, 1939. Genius of the Electric Guitar/Rose Room (1939)
• Black Sabbath: The opening track of their self-titled debut album, fittingly released on February 13, 1970. Black Sabbath (1970)
• Small Faces: The release of Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake – June 1968. Ogden’s Nut Gone Flake (1968)
• Charles, Ray: The I’ve Got a Woman single, cut in an Atlanta radio station studio on November 19, 1954. At Newport (1958)
• Specials: The group’s eponymous debut LP released – October 1979. The Specials (1979)
• Bush, Kate: “Out on the wiley, windy, moors…” Bush’s eponymous debut LP released – October 1979. Hounds of Love (1985)
• Kuti, Fela: Fela and Ginger Baker introduce rock audiences to African music – summer 1971. Fela Ransome-Kuti and Africa 70 with Ginger Baker Live! (1972)
• My Bloody Valentine: Belinda Butcher’s arrival in the band, November 1987. Isn’t Anything (1988)
• Public Enemy: Public Enemy play Bring the Noise for the first time, Nottingham Rock City – November 1987. It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (1988)
• Bowie, David: “I’m Gay!”, announces Bowie, thus launching himself, and a new era of gesture and playfulness on an unsuspecting rock world, January 22, 1972. Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1972)
• Mayfield, Curtis: November 1970, he leaves The Impressions to go solo. Curtis (1970)
• Johnson, Robert: Johnson’s death on August 16, 1938, guarantees him immortality and creates an irrevocable link between the blues and The Dark Side. Complete Recordings (1990)
• Who: My Generation instantly polarises the population into kids and old farts, detonating any bridges over the generation gap, November 27, 1965. My Generation (1965)
• Berry, Chuck: The single Maybellene, recorded May 21, 1955. His Best Volume 1 (1997)
• Joy Division: The release of Unknown Pleasures, June 1979. Heart and Soul box set (1997)
• Sly and the Family Stone: The single and title track to the group’s second album, Dance to the Music released in September 1968. Dance to the Music (1968)
• Cash, Johnny: Folsom Prison Blues, Cash’s second single, hits the US country top 5, March 1956. American Recordings (1994)
• Wonder, Stevie: He turned 21 on May 13, 1971 and took full control of his money and his music. Classic, influential albums flowed like manna. Talking Book (1973)
• Zappa, Frank: The convergence of the jazz, rock and US underground scenes on Hot Rats, released October 15, 1969. Hot Rats (1969)
• Little Richard: “A-wop-bop-aloo-mop-a-lop-bam-boom” – September 14, 1955. Here’s Little Richard (1957)
• Smiths: This Charming Man hits the charts, October 1983. Hatful of Hollow (1984)
• Queen: The release of Bohemian Rhapsody and it’s accompanying video, both on November 29, 1975. A Night at the Opera (1975)
• Stooges: The May 1969 concert at Ohio Wesleyan University, (witnessed by no more than 12 people in a 1,500 seat auditorium), where Iggy first shed blood for an audience. Fun House (1970)
• Byrds: The opening Rickenbacker riff of Mr. Tambourine Man, released April 12, 1965. Mojo Presents…An Introduction to (2003) (Hmmm…. Ed)
• Davis, Miles: The creepy bass and declamatory, echo-drenched trumpet in the title track of Bitches Brew, recorded August 19-21, 1969. Bitches Brew (1970)
• Drake, Nick: The release of Fruit Tree, three LP box set, April 1979. Pink Moon (1972)
• Franklin, Aretha: January 24, 1967 – Aretha Franklin arrives in Muscle Shoals, Alabama to cut an album at Fame Studios. I Never Loved a Man the Way I Loved You (1967)
• Brown, James: Papa’s got a brand new bandleader and plays midwife at the birth of funk in February 1965. 40th Anniversary Collection (1996)
• Kinks: Waterloo Sunset lets London know that it is, indeed, the most beautiful and important place in the world, May 27, 1967. Ultimate Collection (2002)
• Blondie: New haircut, old song and international fame beckons as Heart of Glass hits Number 1 in Britain, January 27, 1979. Greatest Hits (2002)
• Sinatra, Frank: Someone to Watch Over Me, the first track recorded for the Voice of Frank Sinatra album, July 30, 1945. Voice of Frank Sinatra (1945)
• Velvet Underground: The Velvets get fired from playing Greenwich Village’s Café Bizarre after performing Black Angel’s Death Song twice – December 1965. Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)
• Radiohead: Guitarist Jonny Greenwood sabotages Thom Yorke’s moody old tune and launches the band’s career – spring 1992. OK Computer (1997)
• Marley, Bob: Marley seeks out Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry to produce the recently reformed Wailers – spring 1970. African Herbsman (1972)
• Wilson, Brian/Beach Boys: Pet Sounds, the eternally poll-topping album is released – May 7, 1966. Pet Sounds Sessions (1996)
• Gaye, Marvin: When Marvin told Berry Gordy that unless his single, What’s Going On, was released he wouldn’t record for Motown again – summer 1970. Very Best of (2001)
• Pink Floyd: The Dark Side of the Moon, the biggest-selling album ever by a UK band – March 1973. Dark Side of the Moon (1973)
• Sex Pistols: Guitarist Steve Jones shocks the nation with his colourful use of the vernacular on ITV’s Today programme – December 1, 1976. Never Mind the Bollocks (1977)
• Led Zeppelin: Their first LP, sporting the phallic Hindenburg sleeve, introduced the band that came to define heavy rock – March 1969. Led Zeppelin – the Remasters (1990)
• Nirvana: A caterpillar to butterfly moment during a six-day UK stint – November 21-27, 1990. Sliver – (single, 1990)
• Lennon, John: The release of Imagine – October 11, 1971. Imagine (1971)
• Young, Neil: Young turns his back on success and opens fire on the bloated Californian ‘70s rock idyll with three of his most uncompromising albums – September 1973. Tonight’s the Night (1975)
• Hendrix, Jimi: The Experience’s epochal set at the Monterey Pop Festival, announcing to all and sundry that the rules and hierarchies of rock ‘n’ roll had just changed forever – June 28, 1967. Monterey International Pop Festival (1994)
• Rolling Stones: Jumpin’ Jack Flash, a ‘comeback’ single after the psychedelia of Their Satanic Majesties Request, March 12, 1968. Forty Licks (2002)
• Beatles: Their first appearance on US TV’s Ed Sullivan Show, on February 9, 1964. Beatles 1962-1966 (1993)
• Clash: The release of White Riot, March 1977. The Clash (1977)
• Dylan, Bob: Dylan takes a deep breath and plugs in to ignite the furious folk-rock debate when he goes electric at the Newport Folk Festival on July 25, 1965. Highway 61 Revisited (1965)
• Presley, Elvis: The Sun Records session on July 5, 1954 that yielded That’s All Right – Elvis’ first single. Complete Sun Sessions (1954)
• A Decade of Mojo 1993-2003

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The Star’s Top 10 all-time favourite albums

Compiled from All Back to My Place choices. (All Back to My Place is a regular feature in the magazine where stars and celebrities choose their music pleasures of the moment).

1. Revolver – the Beatles
2. Pet Sounds – the Beach Boys
3. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band – the Beatles
4. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye
5. Live at the Apollo – James Brown
6. Aja – Steely Dan
7. Kind of Blue – Miles Davis
8. Blonde on Blonde – Bob Dylan
9. Innervisions – Stevie Wonder
10. Rumours – Fleetwood Mac

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Big Bangs: 100 Records That Changed the World
MOJO - (June 2007)

“From Autobahn to Iron Maiden, they’re the 100 albums, singles & 78s that made us see the world differently, that made grown women to lose their minds & 13-year-old boys buy plywood guitars from the Littlewoods catalogue. The most influential & inspirational recordings ever made, they changed music - the way it was played, bought or even imagined”.

All LPs, unless indicated otherwise.

1. Little Richard - Tutti Frutti [single]
2. Beatles - I Want to Hold Your Hand [single]
3. Elvis Presley - Heartbreak Hotel [single]
4. Bob Dylan - Freewheelin’
5. Kraftwerk - Autobahn
6. Robert Johnson - King of the Delta Blues Singers
7. Velvet Underground - & Nico
8. Various Artists - Anthology of American Folk Music: Compiled by Harry Smith
9. Ray Charles - What’d I Say [single]
10. Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen [single]
11. Frank Sinatra - In the Wee Small Hours
12. Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode [single]
13. Woody Guthrie - Dust Bowl Ballads
14. Jimi Hendrix Experience - Purple Haze [single]
15. James Brown - Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag [single]
16. Beatles - Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
17. Bob Dylan - Like a Rolling Stone [single]
18. Aretha Franklin - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
19. Rolling Stones - (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction [single]
20. Led Zeppelin - IV
21. Beach Boys - Pet Sounds
22. Ramones - Ramones
23. Howlin’ Wolf - Howlin’ Wolf [aka Rocking Chair Album]
24. Clash - London Calling
25. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
26. Charlie Parker - KoKo [single]
27. Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit [single]
28. Patti Smith - Horses
29. Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five - The Message [single]
30. Hank Williams - Move it on Over [single]
31. David Bowie - Rise & Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars
32. Jimmie Rodgers - Blue Yodel (aka T for Texas) [single]
33. Michael Jackson - Thriller
34. Bob Marley & the Wailers - Exodus
35. Davy Graham with Alexis Korner - 3/4 AD [EP]
36. Stooges - Fun House
37. Jeff Buckley - Grace
38. Lonnie Donegan - Rock Island Line [single]
39. New York Dolls - New York Dolls
40. Beatles - Revolver
41. Link Wray & His Ray Men - Rumble [single]
42. Various Artists - Nuggets
43. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
44. Who - My Generation [single]
45. Ronettes - Be My Baby [single]
46. Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
47. Sam Cooke - You Send Me [single]
48. Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the Devil [single]
49. Doors - Doors
50. Stevie Wonder - Innervisions
51. Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band - Trout Mask Replica
52. Buddy Holly - That’ll be the Day [single]
53. Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
54. Chic - Good Times [single]
55. John Lennon - Plastic Ono Band
56. Pink Floyd - Arnold Layne [single]
57. Byrds - Sweetheart of the Rodeo
58. Fairport Convention - Liege & Lief
59. Upsetters - Blackboard Jungle Dub
60. John Coltrane - My Favorite Things
61. NWA - Straight Outta Compton
62. Can - Tago Mago
63. Marvin Gaye - What’s Going On
64. David Bowie - Low
65. Joni Mitchell - Blue
66. Love - Love
67. Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit [single]
68. Brian Eno - Discreet Music
69. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
70. Kingsmen - Louie Louie [single]
71. Public Image Ltd - Public Image
72. Bruce Springsteen - Born to Run
73. T.Rex - Get it On (Bang a Gong) [single]
74. Carole King - Tapestry
75. REM - Murmer
76. Big Youth - Screaming Target
77. Gang of Four - Entertainment!
78. Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
79. Pixies - Surfer Rosa
80. Smiths - This Charming Man [single]
81. Band - Music from Big Pink
82. Jesus & Mary Chain - Psychocandy
83. Cure - Pornography
84. Shadows - Apache [single]
85. Sonic Youth - EVOL
86. Animals - House of the Rising Sun [single]
87. Radiohead - The Bends
88. Queen - Sheer Heart Attack
89. Oasis - Definitely Maybe
90. Phuture - Acid Tracks [single]
91. Louis Armstrong & His Hot Five - West End Blues [single]
92. Strokes - Is This It
93. Nina Simone - To be Young, Gifted & Black [single]
94. Libertines - Up the Bracket
95. Green Day - Dookie
96. Donna Summer - I Feel Love [single]
97. Television - Marquee Moon
98. Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
99. Stone Roses - Stone Roses
100. Gnarls Barkley - Crazy [single]


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Mojo – 80 From The 80’s
A Supplement Form Mojo August 2007


1980

• Adam And The Ants – Kings Of The Wild Frontier
• The Cramps – Songs The Lord Taught Us
• Diana Ross – Diana
• Joy Division – Closer
• Linton Kwesi Johnson – Bass Culture
• AC/DC – Back In Black
• The Specials – More Specials
• The Jam – Sound Affects
• Dead Kennedy’s – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables
• David Bowie – Scary Monsters

Singles

• Stray Cats – Runaway Boys
• Martha And The Muffins – Echo Beach
• The Beat – Mirror In The Bathroom
• Stevie Wonder – Masterblaster
• Killing Joke - Wardance

1981

• Black Uhuru – Red
• Black Flag – Damaged
• The Teardrop Explodes – Kilimanjaro
• Orchestra Manoeuvres In The Dark – Architecture & Morality
• Brian Eno & David Byrne – My Life In The Bush Of Ghosts
• Japan – Tin Drum
• Kraftwerk – Computer World
• The Police – Ghost In The Machine
• Grace Jones – Nightclubbing
• Soft Cell – Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret

Singles

• Headgirl – St Valentine’s Day Massacre EP
• Ultravox – Vienna
• Madness – Grey Day
• Scritti Politti – The Sweetest Girl
• The Undertones – It’s Going To Happen

1982

• Siouxsie & The Banshees - A Kiss In The Dreamhouse
• Motorhead – No Sleep ‘Till Hammersmith
• Simple Minds – Sons And Fascination
• Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast
• Abc – The Lexicon Of Love
• Donald Fagen – The Nightfly
• Elvis Costello – Imperial Bedroom
• Richard & Linda Thompson – Shoot Out The Lights
• The Clash – Combat Rock

Singles

• Grandmaster Flash – The Message
• Joan Jett – I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll
• Africa Bambaataa – Planet Rock
• Daryl Hall & John Oats – Maneater
• Marvin Gaye – Sexual Healing


1983

• Orange Juice – You Can’t Hide Your Love Forever
• The Cure – Pornography
• The Birthday Party – Junkyard
• The The – Soul Mining
• Aztec Camera – High Land Hard Rain

Singles

• Michael Jackson – Billie Jean
• Wah! – The Story Of The Blues
• New Order – Blue Monday
• Elton John – I Guess That’s Why You Call It The Blues
• George Clinton – Atomic Dog


1984

• King Sunny Ade And His African Beats – Juju Music
• Aswad – Live And Direct
• Lloyd Cole And The Commotions – Rattlesnakes
• Bruce Springsteen – Born In The Usa
• Echo And The Bunnymen – Ocean Rain
• The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow
• R.E.M. – Reckoning
• Youssou N’dour – Immigres
• Minutemen – Double Nickels On The Dime
• Cocteau Twins – Treasure

Singles

• Frankie Goes To Hollywood – Two Tribes
• Violent Femmes – Gone Daddy Gone
• Strawberry Switchblade – Since Yesterday
• Sade – Your Love Is King
• Chaka Khan – I Feel For You


1985

• Dexys Midnight Runners – Don’t Stand Me Down
• Husker Du – New Day Rising
• Prefab Sprout – Steve Mcqueen
• The Pogues – Rum, Sodomy And The Lash
• Kate Bush – Hounds Of Love
• The Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy
• The Colourfield – Virgins And Philistines
• John Zorn – Spillane
• Tom Waits – Rain Dogs

Singles

• Madonna – Into The Groove
• Redskins – Bring It Down
• Pet Shop Boys – West End Girls
• The Style Council – Walls Come Tumbling Down
• Mighty Lemon Drops – Like An Angel


1986

• New Order – Low-Life
• Martin Stephenson & The Daintees – Boat To Boliva
• The Cult – Love
• The Fall – This Nation’s Saving Grace
• Big Black – Atomizer

Singles

• Housemartins – Happy Hour
• Run DMC & Aerosmith – Walk This Way
• Psychic Tv – Godstar
• Big Audio Dynamite – E=Mc2
• James Brown – Living In America


1987

• Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares - Le Mystere Des Voix Bulgares
• Public Image Ltd – Album
• Metallica – Master Of Puppets
• Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction
• U2 – The Joshua Tree
• Prince – Sigh ‘O’ The Times

Singles

• Eric B And Rakim – I Know You Got Soul
• The Sugarcubes – Birthday
• M/A/R/R/S – Pump Up The Volume
• Beastie Boys – [You Gotta] Fight For Your Right [To Party]
• The La’s – Way Out


1988

• Happy Mondays – Bummed
• My Bloody Valentine – Isn’t Anything
• Steve Earle – Copperhead Road
• Sonic Youth – Daydream Nation
• The House Of Love – The House Of Love
• Mudhoney – Superfuzz Bigmuff
• Public Enemy – It Will Take A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
• Luther Vandross – Any Love
• Talk Talk – Sprit Of Eden

Singles

• A Guy Called Gerald – Voodoo Ray
• Morrissey – Suedehead
• Guns ‘N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
• Dinosaur Jr – Freak Scene
• The Wedding Present – Why Are You Being So Reasonable Now


1989

• N.W.A. – Straight Outta Compton
• Spaceman 3 – Playing With Fire
• De La Soul – 3 Feet High And Rising
• Soul II Soul – Club Classics Vol. One
• Bob Dylan – Oh Mercy
• The Stone Roses – The Stone Roses
• Pixies – Doolittle

Singles

• Joe Smooth – Promised Land
• Depeche Mode – Personal Jesus
• Kitchens Of Distinction – The 3rd Time We Opened The Capsule
• 808 State – Pacific State
• Neneh Cherry – Buffalo Stance



Mojo – The 70 Best Soul Albums Of The 70’s
From Mojo Iss 202, Sept 2010


Stevie Wonder - Innervisions

1. Stevie Wonder – Innervisions
2. Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On
3. Sly And The Family Stone – There’s A Riot Going On
4. Isaac Hayes – The Isaac Hayes Movement
5. The Temptations – Sky’s The Limit
6. Bobby Womack – Understanding
7. Aretha Franklin – Sprit In The Dark
8. James Brown – There It Is
9. Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
10. Chic – C’est Chic
11. Barry White – Can’t Get Enough
12. The Commodores – Machine Gun
13. Millie Jackson – Caught Up
14. Michael Jackson – Off The Wall
15. Earth Wind And Fire – I Am
16. Parliament – Motor Booty Affair
17. Eddie Hinton – Very Extremely Dangerous
18. The Isley Brothers – 3 + 3
19. Gil Scott-Heron – Pieces Of A Man
20. Curtis Mayfield – Curtis
21. Al Green – Call Me
22. Ann Peebles – Straight From The Heart
23. Donny Hathaway – Extension Of A Man
24. Gladys Knight And The Pips – Imagination
25. The Detroit Spinners – Spinners
26. Lady Hutson – Hutson
27. Bill Withers – Still Bill
28. War – The World Is A Ghetto
29. Minnie Riperton – Perfect Angel
30. Shaggie Otis – Inspiration Information
31. Johnnie Taylor – Taylored In Silk
32. Terry Callier – What Colour Is Love?
33. Labelle – Nightbirds
34. The Soul Children – Friction
35. Teddy Pendergrass – Teddy Pendergrass
36. Bootsy’s Rubber Band – Aah..The Name Is Bootsy, Baby!
37. Wilson Picket – In Philadelphia
38. Shirley Brown – Woman To Woman
39. Syreeta – Stevie Wonder Presents
40. Laura Lee – Woman’s Love Rights
41. Tyrone Davis – Turn Back The Hands Of Time
42. Chaka Khan – Chaka
43. Chairman Of The Board – Skin I’m In
44. Sister Sledge – We Are Family
45. Ohio Players – Skin Tight
46. Willie Hutch – The Mack
47. The Last Poets – This Is Madness
48. 24 Carrt Black – Ghetto: Misfortune Wealth
49. Allen Toussant – Southern Nights
50. Esther Phillips – From A Whisper To A Scream
51. Kool And The Gang – Light Of The World
52. The O’jays – Ship Ahoy
53. Smokey Robinson – A Quiet Storm
54. Denise Lasalle – Trapped By A Thing Called Love
55. Donna Summer – Bad Girls
56. Maggie Joseph – Makes A New Impression
57. Honey Cone – Sweet Replies
58. Lee Dorsey – Yes We Can
59. Rose Royce – Car Wash
60. Sam Dees – The Show Must Go On
61. Roberta Flack – Chapter Two
62. Billy Paul – War Of The Gods
63. Barbara Mason – Give Me Your Love
64. Betty Davis – Nasty Gal
65. The Staples Singers – City In The Sky
66. Candi Staton – Young Hearts Run Free
67. The Jacksons – Destiny
68. Lee Moses – Time And Place
69. Eugene Mcdaniels – Headless Heroes Of The Apocalypse
70. Cymande – Cymande

Compilations

1. Phillybusters: The Sound Of Philadelphia
2. Atlantic Black Gold
3. Wattstax: The Living World
4. Motown Chartbusters Volume 7
5. All Platinum Gold