1001 great tracks that are not on Spotify

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I know there's the Acts that are not on Spotify thread for your Neil Youngs and Joanna Newsoms and there's a bit of track-level talk there, but I thought this might be more fun.

1. And You Need Me - The Strawbs and Sandy Denny

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJnnB_-5SzI

Alba, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:05 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2tUh5BCEUs

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:06 (one year ago) link

3. Claudja Barry - Love for the Sake of Love (12" version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pb30jrVoU2I

Alba, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:06 (one year ago) link

4.Back in the USSR - Chubby Checker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGLs1chXTWM

Alba, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:08 (one year ago) link

5. Nuance ft. Vikki Love - Loveride

https:www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Ht-UiS14Q

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:16 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r2Ht-UiS14Q

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 15:16 (one year ago) link

6-15

A Guy Called Gerald - Voodoo Ray
Bocca Juniors - Raise (63 Steps To Heaven)
Carl Cox - I Want You Forever
Choice - Acid Eiffel
De La Soul - Buddy (A Native Tongues Decision mix aka the video mix)
Deep Blue - The Helicopter Tune
Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue
Gary Byrd & The GB Experience - The Crown
Ginny - Can't Be Serious
The House Crew - The Theme

nashwan, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:00 (one year ago) link

16 52nd street — "tell me (how it feels)
17 the sos band — "no one's gonna love you"
18 nona hendryx — "women who fly"

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:38 (one year ago) link

The Homosexuals - Walk Before Imitate

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wnWZQlRxw

JoeStork, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:55 (one year ago) link

(19)

JoeStork, Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:55 (one year ago) link

^^ so great

obsidian crocogolem (sleeve), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 16:58 (one year ago) link

20. Vangelis - Gestation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_v6aD78e3c

astor pizzarolla (unregistered), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 17:25 (one year ago) link

21. Ahmad Jamal - Eclipse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrCnzcGC0Hw

astor pizzarolla (unregistered), Tuesday, 14 March 2023 17:26 (one year ago) link

22. Waka Flocka Flame - Foreign Shit
23. Dick Look - Killa Kyleon & Mouse on the Track

husked, tonal wails (irrational), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 13:58 (one year ago) link

23. Helium - Ghost Car

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3fC5K2pKWI

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:09 (one year ago) link

24, sorry

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:09 (one year ago) link

25. Ultramagnetic MC's - Poppa Large (East Coast Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFKLANwD4Mg

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:13 (one year ago) link

26. Resident Alien - Ooh the Dew Doo Man

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZ18xIHtcDY

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:25 (one year ago) link

27. Robbie Basho - Blue Crystal Fire
28. Exuma - Dambala
29. Fotheringay - Banks of the Nile
30. The Nerves - Hanging on the Telephone
31. Bullwackie's All Stars - Skin Tight
32. Djeli Moussa Diawara - Yekeke
33. Sorry Bamba - Yayoroba
34. Thione Seck et son Ensemble - Bamba (at least not the original recording)
35. Super Mama Djombo - Ramédi cu kata cura

Nabozo, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:27 (one year ago) link

Actually, Sorry Bamba is there. Replace with:
33. Rail Band - Mansa (original recording)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc1D0hDmIEo

Nabozo, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:31 (one year ago) link

34. Lidell Townsell, "Nu Nu (Club Mix)"

(obv lots of remixes aren't on Spotify, but this was the version I heard on the radio in 1992):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlVcX_UfBXc

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:34 (one year ago) link

35. Number One Cup, "Divebomb"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ko0ZDgO_3w

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:35 (one year ago) link

36. Linda Sundblad, "Oh Father"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lz0mMXCHJw

jaymc, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:38 (one year ago) link

37 gil scott-heron+brian jackson — "we almost lost detroit"

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:39 (one year ago) link

And actually I'm too hasty, the Super Mama Djombo is there on a compilation.
Replace with Rokia Traoré - Manian
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL91QckxSoQ
Sorry about the mess, next one is 40

Nabozo, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 14:39 (one year ago) link

Comsat Angels-“Total War”

beamish13, Wednesday, 15 March 2023 15:36 (one year ago) link

Aiming to listen to all of these - didn't expect to start with a 30-minute track but that Zoviet France opus is brilliant, thanks sleeve. Love the Vangelis too.

42. Under the Ivy - Kate Bush

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NvKNzyO4wk0

Alba, Thursday, 16 March 2023 08:51 (one year ago) link

Sorry, that was 41, not 42, if anyone is counting.

Alba, Thursday, 16 March 2023 08:52 (one year ago) link

42. My Bloody Valentine - Strawberry Wine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vE2JM31wnm0

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 16 March 2023 09:48 (one year ago) link

43. Foul Play - Being With You (Foul Play Remix)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tye5M9W1Ce0

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 16 March 2023 09:51 (one year ago) link

44. Omar S - Psychotic Photosynthesis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpuke_gCGcg

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 16 March 2023 09:52 (one year ago) link

45. Sleepers - Mirror

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHmiCUrkTFc

Gavin, Leeds, Thursday, 16 March 2023 09:56 (one year ago) link

37 gil scott-heron+brian jackson — "we almost lost detroit"

This is on Spotify in the UK, on the album Bridges. It doesn't come up if you seach for Gil Scott-Heron, though. Spotify tends to treat collaborations such as GSH&BJ as separate artists in their own right.

fetter, Thursday, 16 March 2023 10:26 (one year ago) link

George Braith - Musart

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV10upAhScM

awaiting the ILX acquihire (PBKR), Thursday, 16 March 2023 11:58 (one year ago) link

46. Linton Kwesi Johnson - More Time

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRMgX-SfVoU

willem, Thursday, 16 March 2023 12:28 (one year ago) link

47. Pepe Bradock - Deep Burnt

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTvFzBS6e68

or something, Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:09 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m9ISWrONM_E

The Dovers - She's Gone

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:13 (one year ago) link

48.

Sorry

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:14 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rAKALHiQ8Gw

49. Nothing Painted Blue- Peace Dividend

INDEPENDENTS DAY BY STEVEN SPILBERG (President Keyes), Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:17 (one year ago) link

50. De La Soul - A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays (David Morales Remixes)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lso_-lNkwrk

or something, Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:17 (one year ago) link

51. Country & Western - Reincarnation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Knc71Sk_wwM

or something, Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:20 (one year ago) link

52. Jovonn - Turn and Run Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJ7D4Sqxt6M

or something, Thursday, 16 March 2023 18:31 (one year ago) link

53. The Feelies - Away

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd-k77q6me0

orifex, Thursday, 16 March 2023 19:49 (one year ago) link

54. Number One Cup - Divebomb

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ko0ZDgO_3w

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 16 March 2023 20:04 (one year ago) link

Wow ok didn’t A) read thread before posting and B) think anyone cared about that Number One Cup tune but me.

Agnes, Agatha, Germaine and Jack (Willl), Thursday, 16 March 2023 20:13 (one year ago) link

55) The-Dream - Love Me Back (this video is ridiculously pitched-up for some reason)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qovXKyQa_L4

56) Movement 98 - Joy & Heartbreak

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkAYGdbVhkk

57) Lil Louis & The World - The Luv U Wanted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOTwvJZ8cc

boxedjoy, Thursday, 16 March 2023 21:38 (one year ago) link

both Lil Louis albums are tragically absent from Spotify (which also means that of all his big (club) hits only “French Kiss” is there).

I will add:

58) Lil Louis & The World • I Called U (But You Weren’t There): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=to90wwlr9LY

59) Lil’ Louis & The World • Club Lonely (ft. Joi Cardwell): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqLmmM_sXH8

60) The Shields - Nature Boy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEU_ak5C5rA

Terrycoth Baphomet (bendy), Friday, 17 March 2023 13:58 (one year ago) link

the greatest song ever recorded, “All Night Long” by B.B. Band

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7jpCXznRf4

Tracer Hand, Friday, 17 March 2023 14:29 (one year ago) link

62. Akufen, "Deck the House"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7nNF0FJ3-I

عباس کیارستمی (Eric H.), Friday, 17 March 2023 14:38 (one year ago) link

It's on volume 1 of the Orb's remix comps

Vol. 2 rather - the only playable thing on that being the Art Of Noise remix

nashwan, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 12:24 (one year ago) link

Oh god yes that was a big thing back then wasn't it, where some great early 90s trance track would get a re-release six months to a year later but this times with (usually female) vocals on: Children, Eugina, Offshore, Groovejet etc etc xp

groovypanda, Tuesday, 21 March 2023 13:23 (one year ago) link

Not sure where we’re up to after Nashwan’s stonking post but:

Eric Von Schmidt - “Gulf Coast Blues”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfLuLUlWLaE

Tracer Hand, Friday, 24 March 2023 19:41 (one year ago) link

95: Buckingham Nicks - Frozen Love

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m94Xpx91w2E

groovypanda, Friday, 24 March 2023 20:06 (one year ago) link

96. Jam and Spoon - “Stella (Jam and Spoon Remix)”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zXEUavccpk

One of my all-time favorites.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 25 March 2023 01:35 (one year ago) link

97. Jim O’Rourke - “There’s Hell in Hello But More in Goodbye”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdjaoY7i7j0

His Drag City albums showed up on Amazon Music very recently, so maybe Spotify will happen soon.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 25 March 2023 01:41 (one year ago) link

one that seems to come and go in the usa (so i won't number it): kate bush — "experiment iv"

(it was on there a few weeks ago, now gone again)

''can be prusuaded to show gayness'' (Austin), Saturday, 25 March 2023 01:55 (one year ago) link

99. Willie Colón - Set Fire To Me (Latin Jazzbo Version)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lhmapj2G4s

or something, Saturday, 25 March 2023 02:45 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0uEPOYzIXA

My kiss-off song, which I can't play from Tidal.

Fuck You Know About a Tralee (I M Losted), Saturday, 25 March 2023 03:14 (one year ago) link

101. Platza "Frau Krähmann"
Hm this song is not on Youtube, but the opening track on the same album is just as good so let's change it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nbowg0EVh78

billstevejim, Wednesday, 29 March 2023 20:16 (one year ago) link

102. Die Hausfrauen - “Defunkt Hunk”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrVXLdmlXb0

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 29 March 2023 21:06 (one year ago) link

103. Olivia Newton John - Magic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnkHf069fvA

or something, Wednesday, 29 March 2023 22:01 (one year ago) link

apparently that's on there now sorry. good news anyway

or something, Wednesday, 29 March 2023 22:11 (one year ago) link

man what a groove! was not familiar with that tune, so thanks

corrs unplugged, Thursday, 30 March 2023 06:54 (one year ago) link

you're welcome! only heard it for the first time myself a couple of years ago when I read it was François Kervorkian's favourite song. so good

or something, Thursday, 30 March 2023 07:48 (one year ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7aLPQEfrFE

Red House Painters - Have You Forgotten

corrs unplugged, Friday, 31 March 2023 06:22 (one year ago) link

105. the db's - tearjerkin'
106. the db's - i'm in love
107. the db's - big brown eyes
108. the db's - amplifier

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 6 April 2023 14:20 (one year ago) link

gotta get those first two db's albums back, mr. ek

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 6 April 2023 14:20 (one year ago) link

109. love - signed dc

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 6 April 2023 14:21 (one year ago) link

wait nvm, it was greyed out on one album but very available on another

ludicrously capacious bag (voodoo chili), Thursday, 6 April 2023 14:22 (one year ago) link

110. Chateau 19

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXcugUP-O8k

billstevejim, Thursday, 6 April 2023 15:52 (one year ago) link

111 Err Damn Day

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-CW1Np4kvI

billstevejim, Thursday, 6 April 2023 16:14 (one year ago) link

112 YRN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMfu2AMPirY

billstevejim, Thursday, 6 April 2023 16:14 (one year ago) link

113 Trina "Million Dollar Girl"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWDJO8bYo8w

boxedjoy, Saturday, 8 April 2023 23:29 (one year ago) link

114-133 (More 80s/Early 90s)

2 Bad Mice - Bombscare
Aftershock - Slave To The Vibe (Club/video mix)
The Bassheads - Is There Anybody Out There? (the only track disabled on their album)
Bug Kann & The Plastic Jam - Made In Two Minutes
Cola Boy - 7 Ways To Love
Endgames - Ecstasy
Fantasy UFO - Fantasy
Flayer - Wanna Get Back Your Love
Jimmy Spicer - The Bubble Bunch
Klaus Nomi - Nomi Chant
Radical Rob - Monkey Wah
Scritti Politti - Asylums In Jerusalem (currently disabled on the album)
Starship Commander - Mothership
Street Beat - Do The Flex
The Scientist - The Bee
The Source, Candi Staton - You Got The Love (all you can get is the Now Voyager mix and subsequent bad mixes)
Together - Hardcore Uproar
True Faith & Final Cut - Take Me Away
Unique 3 - Weight For The Bass
Wally Badarou - Novela Das Nove (Spiderwoman)

nashwan, Sunday, 9 April 2023 00:32 (one year ago) link

Alba how’s your playlist going :)

Tracer Hand, Sunday, 9 April 2023 08:23 (one year ago) link

Some catching up to do …

Alba, Sunday, 9 April 2023 09:11 (one year ago) link

134. Blue Cheer - Believer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baRj09Yil48

Confessions of an Oatmeal Eater (I M Losted), Monday, 10 April 2023 19:56 (one year ago) link

Ian Thomas - "Painted Ladies"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRvY-I9pNpI

Confessions of an Oatmeal Eater (I M Losted), Thursday, 20 April 2023 10:57 (one year ago) link

are we at 136?

the lover speaks — "no more i love yous"

W E F L Y T O G E T H E R (Austin), Saturday, 22 April 2023 18:03 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

137

Cory Daye - Green Light

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXJSD602ZXQ

Alba, Thursday, 29 June 2023 20:50 (nine months ago) link

138

The Bell Brothers - Throw Away the Key

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9E3r8mt8dk

Alba, Thursday, 29 June 2023 20:54 (nine months ago) link

139. Willie Rosario - Watusi Boogaloo
140. Ronnie Barron - Did She Mention My Name
141. Mink DeVille - Let Me Dream If I Want to
142. Scientifik - I Got Planz
143. Outkast - Southernplayalistic... (Diamond D remix)
144. Jorge Ben - Pulo, Pulo
145. Ahmed Abdul-Malik - Spellbound

budo jeru, Thursday, 29 June 2023 21:59 (nine months ago) link

Cory Daye’s Green Light/Pow Wow (or it the other way around?) is one of my all time fave disco 12 inchers

Josefa, Thursday, 29 June 2023 22:52 (nine months ago) link

that Zoviet France opus is brilliant, thanks sleeve

cheers!

out-of-print LaserDisc edition (sleeve), Thursday, 29 June 2023 23:22 (nine months ago) link

I just spent a few days making a playlist of everything I loved in the 80s, and some things I wanted to include but couldn't were:

146. Comsat Angels "Independence Day" (I used the also-great Voice of the Beehive cover)
147. The dB's "Love Is for Lovers"
148. Attacco Decente "The Law Above the Law"
149. Winter Hours "Wait Till the Morning"
150. November Group "Work That Dream"
151. Raise the Dragon "Raise the Dragon"
152. The Parachute Club "At the Feet of the Moon"
153. Shake the Faith "Already Gone"
154. Tirez Tirez "Against All Flags"

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 30 June 2023 03:32 (nine months ago) link

Oh, and

155. Art in America "Art in America"

glenn mcdonald, Saturday, 1 July 2023 01:17 (nine months ago) link

156. Steel An Skin - “afro punk reggae (dub)”
157. Steel An Skin - “reggae is here once again”
158. Osvaldinho Da Cuica - Vendaval
159. Bradley Smith - “rubber bandit”
160. Bagarre - “lemonsweet”

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 1 July 2023 03:56 (nine months ago) link

161. Shack - sgt. major
(the whole 'waterpistol' album is missing)

meisenfek, Saturday, 1 July 2023 12:07 (nine months ago) link

162. The Dave Pike Set - el-de-bie!
(the whole album 'Got The Feelin'' is missing)

meisenfek, Saturday, 1 July 2023 12:16 (nine months ago) link

163. The Crank-Tones - lover's curse (cover)
(album 'Vibrate With The Crank-Tones!' missing)

meisenfek, Saturday, 1 July 2023 13:00 (nine months ago) link

164. Olivera Katarina - Šu...šu

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48nLySsXaEw

meisenfek, Saturday, 1 July 2023 13:04 (nine months ago) link

165. Supermoko Ultrabeaver 超 Olive Cho - anyway the wind blows (cover)

meisenfek, Saturday, 1 July 2023 13:16 (nine months ago) link

six months pass...

166. One Dove - Breakdown (William Orbit Stereo Odyssey)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVOE5EnNucQ

groovypanda, Saturday, 6 January 2024 07:23 (three months ago) link

that's lovely

corrs unplugged, Saturday, 6 January 2024 12:21 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

Eddy Grant - Electric Avenue

It's on there now! Listening 150 times today in celebration

The king of the demo (bernard snowy), Saturday, 10 February 2024 16:19 (two months ago) link

such a perfect song

distributed his own label, it seems

corrs unplugged, Monday, 12 February 2024 08:25 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC5NI6jvJgw

rhys chatham - die donnergötter

corrs unplugged, Tuesday, 26 March 2024 10:52 (four weeks ago) link

167. Arif Sag - Osman Pehlivan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPHJYarhWQ8

It was on a accident (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 12:26 (four weeks ago) link

168. Sonny Rollins-- Prelude to a Kiss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8QSoETcnUg

Slorg is not on the Slerf Team, you idiot, you moron (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 26 March 2024 13:30 (four weeks ago) link


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