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Records I'd Take On A Desert Island

Desert Island LPs

Leadbelly's Last Sessions, Folkways
The Complete Robert Johnson, Columbia
Country Brass Bands, Folkways
Mississippi John Hurt Live, Vanguard
Jimmy Yancy, Solo Arts
Death Chants, Breakdowns, and Military Waltzes, John Fahey, Takoma
Duke Ellington 1926-1929, RCA Victor
Beauty is a Rare Thing, Ornette Coleman, Atlantic
The Complete Village Vanguard Sessions, John Coltrane, Impulse
Kind of Blue, Miles Davis, Columbia
The Complete Riverside Recordings, Theloneous Monk, Riverside
Let it Bleed, The Rolling Stones, London
White Light, White Heat, The Velvet Underground, MGM
The Sun Sessions, Elvis Presley, RCA Victor
Hank Williams Greatest Hits, MGM
The Soul Stirrers with Sam Cooke, Specialty
The Best of the Sensational Nightingales, King
Pete Seeger Live at Carnegie Hall, Columbia
Bob Dylan Live at Albert Hall, Columbia
Franz Lizst's Greatest Hits, Columbia

Desert Island Songs

How Far is Heaven, Julius Cheeks and the 4 Knights
Nearer My God to Thee, Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers
Mississippi Mud, Frankie Trumbauer Orchestra
Sugarfoot Stomp, Fletcher Henderson Orchestra
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra, Bing Crosby
Nagasaki, The Mills Brothers
In the Still of the Night, The Five Satins
Since I Met You Baby, Ivory Joe Hunter
Your Love Keeps Liftin' Me Higher, Jackie Wilson
There is Something on Your Mind, Big Jay McNeely
Shopping for Clothes, The Coasters
Tumbling Dice, The Rolling Stones
I'm Waiting for My Man, The Velvet Underground
Stop Breakin' in My Heart, Tom Verlaine
Blue Skirt Waltz, Frankie Yankovic and the Yanks
Joshua Gone Barbados, Tom Rush
Jesus Won't You Come by Here, Lightning Hopkins
Devil Got My Woman, Skip James
Death Letter Blues, Son House
Keys to the Highway, Brownie McGee and Sonny Terry
I Ride an Old Paint, Cisco Houston
The Johnson Boys, David Lindley
Boogie Woogie, Albert Ammons
My Favorite Things, John Coltrane
You Used to Call Me, Clifton Chenier
He Stopped Loving Her Today, George Jones
Faded Love, Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys
Freight Train, Elizabeth Cotton