Most recordings you own by a single artist, group, or composer

I went and purchased two more John Coltrane CD’s, "Blue Train" and "Traneing In", in spite of, relative to other artists, having way too many of his albums already. I do love his music and just now counted having forty-eight of his albums, not even including the ones he recorded with Miles Davis.

Is there anyone else out there at least equally nutty, or has more recordings by any single artist, band or composer? If so, who do you like, and how many of their albums have you collected and play? Miles Davis at thirty-three records and CD’s, comes in a not too distant second in my collection.

Hopefully this topic hasn’t been broached before here.

Glupson, I've Bill Wyman's first solo album, Monkey Grip on vinyl from when it came out in 1974. Don't think I've played it since, so I'll give it a spin tonight. It's got Lowell George, Leon Russell and Dr..John on it. Never heard that (Si Si) one you have. He was fairly prolific though. 

Zamfir and Slim Whitman, odd bedfellows.

Jnovak, 200 hours of recordings of a not so prolific artist like Mason Williams is some impressive collecting. I've a bunch of obscure recordings by Mike Bloomfield from his banner years, before he get drugged out, that took some effort to collect, so I appreciate your effort in finding what you have.

@oregonpapa ,
Frank, do you have a favorite Dave Brubeck album?
I need to add to what little I have of him...


If you are the Rolling Stones fan and you have never heard "(Si Si) Je Suis un Rock Star", you have not missed that much. It is as far from Let It Bleed as, I do not know what really. Maybe Giorgio Moroder? Still, if you have nothing to do, it may be a worthwhile novelty. Talk about being a completist, it gets you up there for a few dollars. Of course, you have to get 12" version, which is a dance one, I guess. But, they are from around $3.

Also, his Willie and the Poor Boys was an interesting endeavour. (Charlie Watts, Chris Rea, Jimmy Page, etc.)

He even published a book about the blues, Mississippi and that area, which was quite informative and nice. I would recommend it as a quick read and look.

thecarpathian ...

  • "Frank, do you have a favorite Dave Brubeck album? I need to add to what little I have of him..."

Yes, and thanks for asking.

My favorite was never released in stereo, so ... mono only. BUT ... the sound and performance are really good. It is the type of mono record that will have you asking ... "who needs stereo?" It’s "Jazz Impressions of The U.S.A."

This looks like a good one:

Next in line would be "Further Time Out." Here’s a promo "six-eye" stereo copy. If you look at your CD collection, you’ll find "Further Time Out" in there. :-)

The "Jazz at Oberlin" album is mono only and has somewhat of a compromised sound compared to the two above, however, Paul Desmond is especially inspired on the album. There are Brubeck fans out there who think it was his best effort.

You should look for original pressings on the Columbia label. Heavy vinyl and very good sound-wise too

The Brubeck albums on the Fantasy label, in my opinion, aren’t up there with the Columbia’s sound-wise, so I would opt for the Columbia’s.

Also, as a side note, it isn't Brubeck, but if you can find a stereo version of this on red vinyl, snap it up:

Take care ...