Amazon announces it’s Top 100 World Music albums of all time

By - 08 June, 2010

I have no idea what Amazon’s editors have been taken but they have compiled a list of what they believe to be the Top 100 World Music albums of all time. Some of the choices are very far from what I would have chosen (no way is ‘Forca Bruta’ Jorge Ben’s best album!) but if anything it does mean some fresh light will be shed on albums that do not normally figure in this kind of thing, and it is always nice to see artists like Os Mutantes and Jorge Ben perform so well in something like this.

The full list can be viewed at Amazon

Here are some highlights relating to South American artists:
6. Everything Is Possible! by Os Mutantes
8. Força Bruta by Jorge Ben
10. Buena Vista Social Club by Buena Vista Social Club
15. Tango: Zero Hour by Astor Piazzola
17. Juicy by Willie Bobo
18. Gal Costa by Gal Costa
28. Dance Mania (Legacy Edition) by Tito Puente
40. Via Brasil vol.2 by Tania Maria
49. Just a Little Bit Crazy by Joyce & Banda Maluca Feat. Bugge Wesseltoft
50. Mujer De Cabaret by Puerto Plata
54. Wave by Antonio Carlos Jobim
57. Siembra 30th Anniversary Edition by Willie Colón & Ruben Blades
64. The Venezuelan Zinga Son Vol. 1 by Los Amigos Invisibles
65. Celia & Johnny by Celia Cruz & Johnny Pacheco
67. The Sun Of Latin Music by Eddie Palmieri And Friends
68. Cru by Seu Jorge
71. Buena Vista Social Club presents… by Ibrahim Ferrer
73. Elis & Tom by Elis Regina
76. Cheo by Cheo Feliciano
79. Bomba de Loíza by Hermanos Ayala
82. Zamba Malato by Peru Negro
89. Mr. Gavitt: Calypsos of Costa Rica by Walter Gerguson Gavitt
91. I Will Not Be Sad In This World by Djivan Gasparyan
95. Danç-Êh-Sá by Tom Zé
96. Introducing… Ruben Gonzalez by Ruben Gonzalez
97. La Revancha Del Tango by Gotan Project


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