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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.

Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo

Dr. John: Dr. John’s Gumbo

Album #110 - April 1972

If Ray Charles were born in New Orleans, he probably would never have left, and if he were to stay in New Orleans, he probably would have sounded an awful lot like Dr. John does here.

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    Los Novos Baianos: Acabou Chorare

    Los Novos Baianos: Acabou Chorare

    Album #109 - March 1972

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      Estherr Phillips: From a Whisper to a Scream

      Esther Phillips: From a Whisper to a Scream

      Album #108 - March 1972

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        Nick Drake - Pink Moon

        Nick Drake: Pink Moon

        Album #107 - February 1972

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          Ry Cooder: Into the Purple Valley

          Ry Cooder: Into the Purple Valley

          Album #106 - February 1972

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            Townes Van Zandt: High, Low and In Between

            Townes Van Zandt: High, Low and In Between

            Album 105 - January 1972

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              Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne (AKA - 'Saturate Before Using')

              Jackson Browne: Jackson Browne (AKA - 'Saturate Before Using')

              Album #104 - January 1972

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