Wavelength’s Second 100 Favorite Records

This is is alphabetical. These are the records Wavelength loves that don’t quite make the cut to the 100 favorites. Each album noted has a link to the All-Music Guide entry for that particular record.

Alejandro Escovedo. Room of Songs

Alejandro Escovedo. Thirteen Years

The Beatles. Revolver

Billy Joe Shaver. Highway of Life

Blaze Foley. Cold, Cold World

Blaze Foley. Oval Room

Bob Dylan. Blonde on Blonde

Bob Dylan. The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan. John Wesley Harding

Bob Dylan. The Times They Are-A Changin’

Bob Marley and the Wailers. Exodus

Bob Marley and the Wailers. Uprising

Bruce Cockburn. Big Circumstance

Bruce Cockburn. Stealing Fire

Bruce Cockburn. World of Wonders

Bruce Springsteen. The River

Buddy Miller. Cruel Moon

Buddy Miller. Midnight and Lonesome

Buddy Miller. Poison Love

Buddy Miller. Your Love and Other Lies

Cat Stevens. Tea for the Tillerman

Cat Stevens. Teaser and the Firecat

Creedence Clearwater Revival. Green River

Creedence Clearwater Revival. Willy and the Poorboys

Daniel Lanois. For the Beauty of Wynonna

Danny Schmidt. Make Right the Time

Dwight Yoakam. Guitars, Cadillacs, Etc.

Eliza Gilkyson. Hard Times in Babylon

Elton John. Tumbleweed Connection

Emmylou Harris. Luxury Liner

Emmylou Harris. Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town

Eric Bogle. Scraps of Paper

Fred Eaglesmith. Drive In Movie

Fred Eaglesmith. Ralph’s Last Show

Gillian Welch. Revival

Gordon Lightfoot. Sundown

Greg Brown. Dream Cafe

Gurf Morlix. Last Exit to Happyland

The Highwaymen. The Road Goes on Forever

Holly Cole. Temptation

The Holmes Brothers. Simple Truths

Hothouse Flowers. Home

Hothouse Flowers. People

Hoyt Axton. The A& M Years

James McMurtry. Live in Aught-Three

Janis Joplin. Pearl

Jennifer Warnes. Famous Blue Raincoat

Jerry Jeff Walker. A Man Must Carry On

Jerry Jeff Walker. Ridin’ High

Jerry Jeff Walker. Viva Terlingua

Jim Ringer. The Band of Jesse James

Joe Ely. Honky Tonk Masquerade

John Hammond. Wicked Grin

John Prine. Fair & Square

John Prine. The Missing Years

Jon Dee Graham. The Great Battle

Jon Dee Graham. Swept Away

Kate & Anna McGarrigle. Heartbeats Accelerating

Kinky Friedman. Sold American

Leonard Cohen. The Future

Leonard Cohen. I’m Your Man

Leonard Cohen. Live in Concert

Linda Ronstadt. Simple Dreams

Loretta Lynn. Van Lear Rose

Los Lobos. By the Light of the Moon

Lou Reed. Magic & Loss

The Louvin Brothers. Satan is Real

The Low Anthem. Oh My God, Charlie Darwin

Marianne Faithfull. Blazing Away

The Mavericks. What a Crying Shame

Muddy Waters. Fathers and Sons

Neil Young. After the Goldrush

Neil Young. Tonight’s the Night

Norah Jones. Come Away With Me

Patti Smith. Trampin’

Patti Smith. Twelve

Ray Wylie Hubbard. Crusades of the Restless Knights

Ray Wylie Hubbard. Dangerous Spirits

Richard and Linda Thompson. I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Richie Havens. On Stage

Robbie Robertson. Robbie Robertson

The Rolling Stones. Beggars Banquet

Sam Cooke. Night Beat

Slaid Cleaves. Broke Down

Slaid Cleaves. Sorrow and Smoke

Slaid Cleaves. Wishbones.

Solomon Burke. Nashville

Steve Young. Primal Young

T-Bone Burnett. The Criminal Under My Own Hat

Talking Heads. Stop Making Sense

Tom Jones. The Spirit in the Room

Tom Russell. Poor Man’s Dream

Tom Waits. Closing Time

Tom Waits. Swordfishtrombones

Toni Childs. Union

Townes Van Zandt. At My Window

Townes Van Zandt. Live and Obscure

U2. All That You Can’t Leave Behind

U2. Rattle and Hum

Van Morrison. Enlightenment

Van Morrison. His Band and Street Choir

Van Morrison. Into the Music

Van Morrison. No Guru, No Method, No Teacher

Van Morrison. Tupelo Honey

Van Morrison. Wavelength

Warren Zevon. Learning to Flinch

Warren Zevon. Warren Zevon

The Waterboys. The Live Adventures of the Waterboys

The Waterboys. This is the Sea

Waylon Jennings. Ramblin’ Man

Willie Nelson. Stardust

Willie Nelson. To Lefty From Willie

Willie Nelson and Ray Price. San Antonio Rose

16 Horsepower. Folklore

16 Horsepower. Olden

2 thoughts on “Wavelength’s Second 100 Favorite Records

  1. Billy Huff

    Thanks for your well thought lists and archived radio shows. Only surprise to me is no Peter Case. Really enjoying the rest of your stuff as well. Appreciate your work and encourage you to keep truckin’…

    1. Ted Grimsrud Post author

      Thanks much, Billy. I’ve not listened to a lot of Peter Case—though I really like some his songs, such as “Traveling Light.” I also really like the tribute records, “A Case for Case.” I’ll try to listen to him more.


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