Amoeba Hollywood World Music Best Sellers For 2009

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, January 2, 2010 05:00pm | Post a Comment
These are the forty World Music releases that Los Angeles shoppers went gaga over the last year.

1. Zoe-Reptilectric
2. Aventura-Last
3. Amadou & Mariam-Welcome to Mali
4. Mahssa-Oyun Havasi Vol.1
5. Eydie Gorme Y Los Panchos-Cantan En Español
6. V/A-Nigeria 70 (re-mastered)
7. Rodrigo Y Gabriela-11:11
8. Manu Chao-Clandestino
9. Shakira-She Wolf
10. V/A-Panama Vol. 2
11. V/A-Legends Of Benin
12. V/A-African Scream Contest
13. Mexican Institute Of Sound-Soy Sauce
14. Bomba Estereo-Blow Up
15. V/A-Nigeria Rock Special

16. V/A-The Sound Of Wonder
17. Poncho Sanchez- Psychedelic Blues
18. Serge Gainsbourg-Histoire De Melody Nelson
19. V/A-Black Rio Vol.2
20. Rodrigo Y Gabriela-Live In Japan
21. V/A-Colombia!
22. Mulatu Astatke-Inspiration Information
23. Bebel Gilberto-All In One
24. Buika-Niña De Fuego
25. V/A-Nigeria Disco Funk
26. Arthur Verocai-S/T
27. Los Amigos Invisible -Commercial
28. Os Mutantes- Haith Or Amortecedor
29. La Excelencia-Mi Tumbao Social
30. Buika-El Ultimo Trago

31. Orchestre Poly-Ritmo-Voudoun Effect Vol. 1
32. Los Fabulosos Cadillacs -La Luz Del Ritmo
33. Kinky-Barracuda
34. Serge Gainsbourg-Histoire De Melody Nelson (Vinyl version)
35. Bebe-Y.
36. Calle 13-Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo
37. V/A-Nigeria Special
38. V/A- Boogaloo Pow Wow
39. Vieux Farka Toure-Fondo
40. Gustavo Cerati- Fuerza Natural


Of the top forty releases, twenty-five are new releases by a band or artist, Fifteen of the top forty are catalog releases. Eleven releases on the top forty are compilations. Only one vinyl release cracked the top forty. Seven of the new releases came from artists that either made an in-store performance or were part of Amoeba's "What's In My Bag?" series.

Five titles came from the European section, four from Brazil, one from the Middle East and one from Pakistan.

Nineteen of the top forty releases came from The Latin Music section. Of those nineteen, only six were reissues, catalog or compilations.

Ten of the top forty releases came from The African section. Of those ten, only three weren’t reissues, catalog or compilations.

Three artists had two releases in the top forty. Buika (Niña De Fuego & El Ultimo Trago), Rodrigo Y Gabriela (11:11 & Live In Japan) and Serge Gainsbourg. Serge had both the vinyl and CD version of Histoire De Melody Nelson in the top forty.

Happy New Year! Let's see what 2010 brings!

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