Music & artists

This section contains articles on artists, with a bias to showing the records. It will grow hugely.


There are a series of CORE COLLECTION articles at the BOILER ROOM RECORDS website. Each has a suggested list of ten to twelve essential albums in a genre.

A core collection 21st century folk

A core collection: British 60s R & B

A core collection: 60s soul albums

A core collection: Classic Americana

See also the Toppermost website for Peter Viney articles on specific artists. If you’d like to comment on any, please comment on Toppermost on the article’s comment form.

The Animals

P.P. Arnold

The Band

The Beach Boys (with David Lewis & Rob Morgan)


Chuck Berry

Big Daddy

Chubby Checker


Jimmy Cliff

Eddie Cochran

Leonard Cohen (with Jerry Tennenbaum & Lucretia van den Berg)

Ry Cooder

Don Covay

Crosby, Stills & Nash

David Crosby

Rick Danko

Bobby Darin

The Spencer Davis Group

Joey Dee & The Starliters

Jackie DeShannon

Neil Diamond

Bo Diddley

The Dillards

Lee Dorsey

Phil Everly

Family (co-written with Merric Davidson)

Simone Felice

The Flying Burrito Brothers

Forever More

The 4 Seasons

Marvin Gaye

Bobbie Gentry

Ronnie Hawkins

Lee Hazlewood

Levon Helm

Fay Hield

James Hunter

Jefferson Airplane

Elton John (co-written with Rob Millis)

Norah Jones

Tom Jones

Bap Kennedy

Cyndi Lauper

Little Eva

Little Milton


Taj Mahal

Manfred Mann

Bob Marley & The Wailers

Steve Miller Band

Zoot Money

Van Morrison

Randy Newman

Robert Parker

Brian Poole & The Tremeloes

Elvis Presley

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

Cliff Richard

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers

The Righteous Brothers

Terry Riley

Robbie Robertson


The Ronettes

Paul Simon

Simon & Garfunkel

Nancy Sinatra

Sly & The Family Stone

Ronnie Spector

Spiers & Boden

Ringo Starr

Rod Stewart


James Taylor

The Temptations

Linda Thompson

The Unthanks

The Velvet Underground

Weather Report

Jesse Winchester

Stevie Wonder

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