WCBE Playlists

The Global Village Host: Maggie Brennan Jan 01, 2004
12:00PM - 3:00PM

WCBE Choice Albums 2003


The WCBE music staff has compiled a list of the Choice Albums of 2003. Whether you want to add to your personal music library, or need a handy reference for gift-giving, this list of the best music released in the past year is a must-have for every music aficionado. Most of these CD's are also available for purchase. Just click on the Amazon link to the right of the listing. A portion of each order directed through this link will benefit your public radio station - WCBE!

NameName of CDTrack LabelPurchase
Delbert McClintonLiveNew West RecordsAmazon
SouliveTurn It Out RemixedVelour RecordingsAmazon
The MavericksThe MavericksSanctuary RecordsAmazon
Rodney CrowellFate's Right HandSony Music EntertainmentAmazon
Joe HenryTiny VoicesAnti, Inc.Amazon
Jim Lauderdale With Donna The BuffaloWait 'Til SpringSky Crunch ProductionsAmazon
Rickie Lee JonesThe Evening Of My Best DayV2 RecordsAmazon
Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks UnlimitedToi ToiAnonym RecordsAmazon
Joe ElyStreets Of SinRounder RecordsAmazon
Cesaria EvoraVoz D'AmorBMG MusicAmazon
Jaco Pastorius Big BandWord Of Mouth RevisitedHeads Up InternationalAmazon
Ashley MacIsaacAshley MacIsaacUniversal Classics GroupAmazon
The String Cheese IncidentUntying The NotSCI Fidelity RecordsAmazon
GalacticRuckusSanctuary RecordsAmazon
Mari BoineEight Seasons: Gavcci JahkejuoguNorthsideAmazon
My Morning JacketIt Still MovesATO RecordsAmazon
Chris SmitherTrain HomeHightone RecordsAmazon
Yo-Yo MaObrigado BrazilSony ClassicalAmazon
Bonnie 'Prince' BillyMaster And EveryonePalace RecordsAmazon
WaterboneTibetIntentcity RecordsAmazon
EastmountainsouthEastmountainsouthSKG MusicAmazon
Rory BlockLast Fair DealTelarcAmazon
Taj Mahal And The Hula BluesHanapepe DreamArtemis RecordsAmazon
Robert Earl KeenFarm Fresh OnionsAudium RecordsAmazon
Robert Walter's 20th CongressGiving Up The GhostMagnatude RecordsAmazon
Wayne HancockSwing TimeBloodshot RecordsAmazon
Celso FonsecaNaturalZiriguiboom/Crammed DiscsAmazon
John HammondAt The Crossroads: The Blues Of Robert JohnsonVanguard RecordsAmazon
Daude NeguinhaTe AmoReal World RecordsAmazon
Inti-IllimaniLugares ComunesGreen Linnet RecordsAmazon
Steve WinwoodAbout TimeWindcraft MusicAmazon
Radio MundialLa RaizRX RecordsAmazon
Old Blind DogsThe Gab O MeyGreen Linnet RecordsAmazon
Rufus WainwrightWant OneSKG MusicAmazon
Tim O'BrienTravelerHowdy Sky Records/Sugar Hill RecordsAmazon
Belle And SebastianDear Catastrophe WaitressRough Trade RecordsAmazon
The ChieftainsFurther Down The Old Plank RoadBMG Music/Victor MusicAmazon
Anson Funderburgh And The RocketsWhich Way Is Texas?Rounder Records/Bullseye Blues And JazzAmazon
Over The RhineOhioBack Porch RecordsAmazon
The Soul Of John BlackThe Soul Of John BlackNo Mayo RecordsAmazon
Erin McKeownGrandNettwerk RecordsAmazon
Michael Franti And SpearheadEveryone Deserves MusicBoo Hoo Music/iMusicAmazon
John Lee HookerFace To FaceEagle RecordsAmazon
Strunz And FarahRio de ColoresSelvaAmazon
SamiteTunula EnoKaruna/Artemis RecordsAmazon
The Derek Trucks BandSoul SerenadeColumbia Records/Sony Music EntertainmentAmazon
Mojave 3Spoon And Rafter4ADAmazon
Martin SimpsonRighteousness And HumidityRed House RecordsAmazon
Bill FrisellThe IntercontinentalsNonesuch RecordsAmazon
Cassandra WilsonGlamouredBlue Note RecordsAmazon
IncendioIncendioNew World MusicAmazon
Vusi MahlaselaThe VoiceATO Records/BMG MusicAmazon
Professor And MaryannRunaway FavoriteHappy ThighsAmazon
Roomfull Of BluesThat's Right!Alligator RecordsAmazon
Hamell On TrialTough LoveRighteous Babe RecordsAmazon
Beth OrtonThe Other Side Of DaybreakEMI Records/AstralwerksAmazon
Meshell NdegeocelloComfort WomanMaverick RecordingAmazon
Poncho SanchezOut Of Sight!Concord Picante/Super AudioAmazon
John Rouse1972RykodiscAmazon
Natalie MacMasterBlueprintRounder Records/MacMaster MusicAmazon
Joan BaezDark Chords On A Big GuitarKoch RecordsAmazon
Robert Randolph And The Family BandUnclassifiedWarner Brothers RecordsAmazon
Burning SpearFreemanBurning SpearAmazon
Lyle LovettMy Baby Don't TolerateUMG Recordings/Curb RecordsAmazon
The Del McCoury BandIt's Just The NightMcCoury Music/Sugar Hill RecordsAmazon
Guy DavisChocolate To The BoneRed House RecordsAmazon
TeiturPoetry And AeroplanesUniversal RecordsAmazon
John GorkaOld Futures GoneRed House RecordsAmazon
WeenQuebecSanctuary Records/BMGAmazon
Pete DrogeSkywatchingPuzzle Tree RecordsAmazon
Big Bad Voodoo DaddySave My SoulBig Bad Records/Vanguard RecordsAmazon
MaktubKhronosVelour RecordinsAmazon
Marcia BallSo Many RiversAlligator RecordsAmazon
CalexicoFeast Of WineQuarterstick RecordsAmazon
Richard ThompsonThe Old Kit BagCooking VinylAmazon
Ani DiFrancoEvolverighteous babe musicAmazon
Damien RiceODamien RiceAmazon
Alexi MurdochFour SongsMind Blue MusicAmazon
Eileen Ivers And Immigrant SoulEileen Ivers And Immigrant SoulKoch RecordsAmazon
AfroceltsSeedReal World RecordsAmazon
Laura LoveWelcome To Pagan PlaceKoch RecordsAmazon
Steely DanEverything Must GOReprise RecordsAmazon
Orchestra BaobabSpecialist In All StylesNonesuch RecordsAmazon
VasenTrioNorthSideAmazon
The ThrillsSo Much For The CityVirgin RecordsAmazon
GjallarhornGrimborgNorthSideAmazon
FrifotSluringNorthSideAmazon
Krishna DasDoor OF FaithKaruna Music/Artemis RecordsAmazon
The New PornographersElectric VersionMatador RecordsAmazon
Kaki KingEverybody Loves YouVelour RecordingsAmazon
Super Furry AnimalsPhantom PowerXL Recordings/Sony EntertainmentAmazon
Gaby KerpelCarnabailitoNonesuch RecordsAmazon
The Black KeysThickfreaknessFat Possum RecordsAmazon
OzomaltiComing UpConcord RecordsAmazon
Robinella And The CC String BandRobinella And The CC String BandColumbia Records/Sony Music EntertainmentAmazon
Sidestepper3 AM (In Beats We Trust)Palm PicturesAmazon
Grazyna AuguscikPastForwardGMA RecordsAmazon
Josh RitterHello StarlingSignature Sounds RecordingsAmazon
Pharoah Sanders/Graham HaynesWith A HeartbeatGravity/Evolver EntertainmentAmazon
Mary FahlThe Other Side Of TimeSony Music EntertainmentAmazon
The Polyphonic SpreeThe Beginning Stages Of...Good Records Recordings/Hollywood RecordsAmazon
RubalcabaPasado Y PresentePimienta Records/Timba Records GermanyAmazon
June Carter CashWildwood FlowerDualtone Music GroupAmazon
Emmylou HarrisStumble Into GraceNonesuch Records/Warner Brothers RecordsAmazon
VarttinaIkiNorthSide/VarttinaAmazon
CultureWorld PeaceHeartbeat/Poli-RhythmAmazon
KinkyAtlasSonic 360/Netwerk AmericaAmazon
Willie And LoboMananaNarada World Productions/Virgin MusicAmazon
Ed HarcourtFrom Every SphereAstralwerks/EMI RecordsAmazon
Kelly Joe PhelpsSlingshot ProfessionalsRykodiscAmazon
Mark O'Connor's Hot Swing TrioIn Full SwingOdyssey/Sony Music EntertainmentAmazon
Jack JohnsonOn And OnThe Moonshine Conspiracy Records/UMG RecordingsAmazon
Lucinda WilliamsWorld Without TearsLost Highway/UMG RecordingsAmazon
Buddy GuyBlues SingerSilvertone RecordsAmazon
Sonny LandrethThe Road We're OnSugar Hill/Welk Music GroupAmazon
The Allman Brothers BandHittin' The NotePeach Records/Sanctuary RecordsAmazon
Ry Cooder And Manuel GalbanMambo SinuendoNonesuch Records/Perro VerdeAmazon
Patty LarkinRed Equals LuckVanguard Records/A Welk Music GroupAmazon
The Be Good TanyasChinatownNetwerk RecordsAmazon
ScolohofoOh!Blue Note Records/Capitol RecordsAmazon
The John Scofield BandUp All NightThe Verve Music Group/UMG RecordingsAmazon
Widespread PanicBallSanctuary Records/BMG EntertainmentAmazon
Moe.WormwoodIMusic/Fatboy RecordsAmazon
John Hiatt And The GonersBeneath This Gruff ExteriorNew West RecordsAmazon
Bruce CockburnYou've Never Seen EverythingRounder Records/High Romance MusicAmazon
John EddieWho The Hell Is John Eddie?UMG Recordings/Lost Highway/Thrill Show RecordsAmazon
Kate Rusby10Pure Records/Compass RecordsAmazon
Ben HarperDiamonds On The InsideVirgin RecordsAmazon
Dan Hicks And The Hot LicksDan Hick And The Hot Licks: Featuring An All-Star Cast Of FriendsSurfdog RecordsAmazon
Isreal VibrationFighting SoldiersRAS Records/BMG EntertainmentAmazon
Tony Rice58957:The Bluegrass Guitar CollectionRounder RecordsAmazon
Randy NewmanSongbook Vol. 1NonesuchAmazon
Gillian WelchSoul JourneyAcony RecordsAmazon
The JayhawksSave It For A Rainy DayLost HighwayAmazon
Baka BeyondEast To WestNaradaAmazon
North Mississippi All StarsPolarisTone-CoolAmazon
Bela Fleck The FlecktonesLittle WorldsColumbiaAmazon
Van MorrisonWhat's Wrong With This PictureBlue NoteAmazon
Al GreenI Can't StopBlue NoteAmazon
SolasAnother DayShanachieAmazon
Earl Scruggs/Doc Watson/Ricky SkaggsThe Three PickersRounderAmazon
Tim EastonBreak Your Mother's HeartNew West RecordsAmazon
The IguanasPlastic Silver 9 Volt HeartYep RocAmazon
Lokua KanzaToyebi YeSunnysideAmazon
Scott Miller And The CommonwealthUpside DownsideSugar HillAmazon
Etta JamesLet's RollPrivateAmazon
Big Sandy And His Fly-Rite BoysIt's TimeYep RocAmazon
Axiom Of ChoiceUnfoldingNaradaAmazon
VariousShout, Sister, Shout A Tribute To Rosetta TharpeM.C. RecordsAmazon
VariousWorld 2003Narad World/HemisphereAmazon
VariousMali Lolo! Stars Of MaliSmithsonian FolkwaysAmazon
VariousMasked And Anonymous SoundtrackSony Music EntertainmentAmazon
VariousArabian Travels 2: A Six Degrees CollectionSix DegreesAmazon
VariousVerve Remixed 2The Verve Music Group/Universal Music CompanyAmazon
VariousGotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob DylanBurning Rose Productions/Sony Music EntertainmentAmazon
VariousAbayudaya: Music From The Jewish People Of UgandaSmithsonian FolkwaysAmazon
VariousBellyliciousShaktiAmazon

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