GOV'T MULE - SCO-MULE - Evil Teen Records
Gov’t Mule release Sco-Mule , which spotlights two 1999 shows that the original trio of Warren Haynes, Allen Woody and Matt Abts played with jazz guitarist John Scofield. The Atlanta performances, which also featured keyboardist Dr. Dan Matrazzo, have been widely traded, discussed and revered by Mule fans for 15 years.
PAPA ROACH - F.E.A.R. - Eleven Seven Music
This eighth album from the nu-metal survivors is their follow-up to 2012's The Connection. Expanding upon the electronic edge first introduced on that album, this release sees Papa Roach turning in another fan-pleasing slab of melodic, industrial-tinged pop-metal. The singles "Warriors" and "Face Everything and Rise" are included.
DANNY KROHA - ANGELS WATCHING OVER ME - Third Man Records
As a mainstay on the Detroit music scene and founding member of the Gories, Danny Kroha has consistently pushed himself to reinvention. With his first full-length release under his own name, it may come as an unexpected turn that he’s dealing in classic gospel and folk songs. Playing every instrument himself, the end result is a collection of compelling, timeless traditional songs. With Angels Watching Over Me, Kroha firmly establishes himself as one of the pre-eminent practitioners of a genre in desperate need of someone with his creativity and vision in moving forward the classic American art form.
THE LONE BELLOW - THEN CAME THE MORNING - Descendant Records
Then Came the Morning, the second album by the Southern-born, Brooklyn-based indie-folk trio The Lone Bellow, opens with a crest of churchly piano, a patter of drums, and a fanfare of voices harmonizing like a sunrise. It’s a powerful introduction, enormous and overwhelming, as Zach Williams, Brian Elmquist, and Kanene Pipkin testify mightily to life’s great struggles and joys, heralding the morning that dispels the dark night: “Then came the morning! It was bright, like the light that you kept from your smile!”
PUNCH BROTHERS - THE PHOSPHORESCENT BLUES - Nonesuch
After working with T Bone Burnett numerous times—most recently on the soundtrack for the Joel and Ethan Coen film Inside Llewyn Davis and the related Town Hall/Showtime concert Another Day, Another Time—Punch Brothers decided to join forces with the multiple Grammy Award–winning producer for their new record. Last summer, the band and Burnett spent a month at Hollywood’s Ocean Way Recording laying down the songs that guitarist Chris Eldridge, bassist Paul Kowert, banjo player Noam Pikelny, mandolinist and lead singer Chris Thile, and fiddler Gabe Witcher had written during several writing “retreats” last winter and spring.
VENOM - FROM THE VERY DEPTHS - Spinefarm
From The Very Depths is the brand new album and 14th overall release from Venom, the originators of Black Metal!!! “This album is perfect, all three members are totally over-the-top confident with the new songs and the production,” says Venom frontman Cronos. “We had a great atmosphere in the studio while we were recording. Dante created pure thunder from his drums, while Rage tears the flesh off your face with his riffs, making everything fall into place so well. It’s a strong release and really shows the band maturing into an unstoppable force of pure Black Metal. We can’t wait to play the new songs live for the Legions… Hell Yeah!”
FATHER JOHN MISTY - I LOVE YOU HONEYBEAR - Sub Pop
I Love You, Honeybear was recorded from 2013 to 2014 in Echo Park, Los Angeles. 'There’s a case to be made that it sounds and acts a bit like Scott Walker, Randy Newman, Harry Nilsson, and Dory Previn. The songs are a narration of my experience falling in love. My ambition was to address the sensuality of fear, the terrifying force of love, the unutterable pleasures of true intimacy, and the destruction of emotional and intellectual prisons with an imprint that is undeniably my own. Blammo'.
JEFF AUSTIN - THE SIMPLE TRUTH - Yep Roc Records
Jeff Austin has been playing professionally for nearly 20 years, most of them as the vocalist/mandolinist of the game-changing bluegrass jam act Yonder Mountain String Band. Austin has long harbored urges to stretch out musically—and even cast a few pop hooks of his own. He finally makes the leap on The Simple Truth, his solo debut and maiden voyage with Yep Roc Records.
DUKE GARWOOD - HEAVY LOVE - PIAS America / Heavenly Recordings
Newly signed to Heavenly, Duke Garwood releases his new album ‘Heavy Love’ in February 2015. Best known as collaborating with various artists from The Orb to Mark Lanegan and Alexander Tucker, Duke Garwood is a hugely heralded veteran blues-rock man and multi-instrumentalist. After a successful collaboration with Mark Lanegan on last years ‘Black Pudding’ album, we are thrilled that Garwood is releasing a solo record in the new year. Standing out on his own, ‘Heavy Love’ is Garwood’s first solo record since 2011’s ‘Dreamboatsafari.’
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MILES DAVIS Vol.3
Originally released in 1954, Miles Davis’ Volume 3 will be reissued as a 10” LP as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. Featuring six tracks, Volume 3 is the third and last of the three sessions Davis recorded for Blue Note. Featuring Horace Silver and Art Blakey, Volume 3 was recorded at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.
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Shadows In The Night is Bob Dylan's newest studio album, and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012's worldwide hit Tempest. Featuring ten tracks, the Jack Frost-produced album is the 36th studio set from Bob Dylan and marks the first new music from the artist since 2012's worldwide hit Tempest.
With a remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to Grammy and CMA nominated producer, Butch Walker's new album shows the skill and tenderness that have earned him a dedicated legion of fans across his seven-album career as a solo artist. The new album was produced by Ryan Adams at Pax Am Studios in LA with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. Walker also toured with Adams as the opening act on 23 dates in the US and Canada in the fall of 2014. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, ''Afraid Of Ghosts'' weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between.$11.99 $10.99
Title Fight is a band from Kingston, Pa, comprised of bassist/vocalist Ned Russin, guitarist/vocalist Jamie Rhoden, guitarist Shane Moran, and drummer Ben Russin. Hyperview is Title Fight's third album and inaugural with Anti-.$11.99 $9.99
The second Two Gallants album with ATO (and sixth overall).$13.99 $11.99
One year after releasing his major label debut My Own Lane, the L.A. rapper drops Full Speed. In addition to the Usher and Tinashe-assisted hit “Body Language,” the album boasts appearances from heavy hitters including R. Kelly, Trey Songz, Young Thug, DeJ Loaf, and Migos. He also reteams with his “Show Me” collaborator Chris Brown on “Hotel.”
2015 live release. By now you should know what you're in for here: an eardrum-toasting take to tape of the mighty Ty Segall Band, captured during two nights in San Francisco at the barely-pushing-medium-sized venue The Rickshaw Stop. Rowdy crowd, meet stacks of amplifiers-Ty, Charlie, Mikal and Emily came to singe your ears off. There have been live recordings of Ty before, of course, but never so crisply and fully realized as this scorching platter of fuzz. As always, the tape takes are tweaked and saturated to perfection by their incredible crack team of engineers and knobgoblins. LIVE IN SAN FRANCISCO features jams from throughout Mr. Segall's torrential output of the past few years, including a take of the first single "Feel" off his great MANIPULATOR album. It's the next best thing to getting in to the show, which is getting harder and harder with Ty these days...
Unreleased instrumental soundtracks for theatre plays, radio plays and movies by the Notwist.
John Carpenter has been responsible for much of the horror genre's most striking soundtrack work in the fifteen movies he's both directed and scored. The themes can instantly flood his fans' musical memory with imagery of a menacing shape stalking a babysitter, a relentless wall of ghost-filled fog, lightning-fisted kung fu fighters, or a mirror holding the gateway to hell. The all-new music on Lost Themes asks Carpenter's acolytes to visualize their own nightmares.
Pond, the Australian psych band featuring members of Tame Impala, have announced a followup to their 2013 album Hobo Rocket. It's called Man It Feels Like Space Again and it's out January 27 in the U.S.
Stokes sophomore solo album, The Horse Comanche, was co-produced by Sam Beam of Iron and Wine and producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Gomez, Iron and Wine).$13.99 $11.99
LeAnn Rimes burst onto the scene in 1996 as her debut album, Blue, propelled her to number one on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart. Rimes was recognized with the Best New Artist Grammy® Award. Since then, LeAnn has achieved 3 Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs Chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits, and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including "Can't Fight the Moonlight" which went #1 in 11 countries, and "How Do I Live," which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.$24.99 $21.99
J.J. CALE: REWIND: THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS is a trove of previously unreleased songs recorded by American music icon J.J. Cale during his early and most influential years. Featuring vintage tracks originally recorded during Cale’s legendary tenures in the '70s and early '80s at Shelter Records and Mercury Records, REWIND is a remarkable collection that exemplifies J.J. Cale’s distinctive, legendary style: laid-back guitar and almost whispered vocals with influences of rock ’n’ roll, country, blues and jazz.$13.99 $11.99
Wallflower is a collection of songs from the late 60's to present day that inspired Krall in her early years. Produced by 16 time Grammy® Award winning producer David Foster, the album finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time.
Beyond the Red Mirror is the highly-anticipated tenth studio album by Germany’s favorite sons and metal’s most epic storytellers Blind Guardian. Prepare to have your senses overwhelmed.
Reflection is the debut studio album from American girl band Fifth Harmony. Following their EP Better Together, the third-place X Factor (U.S.) contestants teamed up with producer and songwriter Julian Bunetta, incorporating a mature R&B twist to their pop songs. This record includes the singles "Boss" and "Sledgehammer."
2014 release, the 25th studio album from the legendary Aussie band. After over three decades of making music in various formats, lineups, places and cognitive states, this is a band who have committed to exploring unchartered sonic territories. With long-time member Marty Willson-Piper being unavailable, Ian Haug (formerly of Powderfinger) came on board to partner the iconic guitar playing of founding member Peter Koppes. Describing this album,"The magic started on day one," says singer/bass player Steve Kilbey. "Someone strummed a chord or struck a drum or plucked a note and we were off. We wrote and recorded like demons and it was inspiring to feel every member using all his resources in the service of this record". Twenty-six songs were born over eight days of exploration in Sydney in late 2013. Guitarist Peter Koppes, recalibrating his personal canvas in the absence of his long-time foil Marty Willson-Piper, drew palpable inspiration from the quartet's remixed chemistry. "This new incarnation of the band with Ian Haug has brought a joyous energy to the music we've written together," he says.
Big Dark Love reflects a different, bigger, and more complex side of the band. As hinted in the title, the 10 songs circle a central theme of love, only in this case, the oft-traveled topic is examined through a non-traditional kaleidoscope: the love of a parent for their child, the struggle between unconditional love and morality, loving to excess. There can sometimes be a dusky patina of despair overlaying glints of hope.
All We Are are a global gathering made up of Ireland’s Richard O’Flynn (drums, vocals), Norway’s Guro Gikling (bass, vocals) and Brazil’s Luis Santos (guitar, vocals). They met at university in Liverpool, England. Their self titled debut was written in a cabin in the isolated Norwegian mountains, with follow-up sessions in a secluded cottage in North Wales. Then the album was finished in their studio in a disused school in Liverpool with producer Dan Carey (Bat For Lashes, M.I.A, Hot Chip).
Classic recordings of Elton John on the cusp of his early fame covering a superb collection of hits such as Signed, Sealed, Delivered, Spirit In The Sky, Come And Get It and more! Packaged in a digipak with an attractive fold out poster with detailed liner notes on these recordings and rare photos of the young Reginald Dwight!
Canadian singer/songwriter Andy Shauf will release an expanded version of his album The Bearer of Bad News in the US via Tender Loving Empire. The album includes four bonus tracks only available previously as B-sides.
Indie rock band Radio Birds, began as four Atlanta musicians sharing a knack for versatile rock. With four years under their belt the band has released three EP’s, toured over 300+ dates, and played on The Rock Boat 2014. Having just completed their sophomore album at the legendary Southern Tracks studio (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Stone Temple Pilots, The Black Crowes), Radio Birds will be returning to The Rock Boat for the inaugural dates of their 2015 tour.
LP reissue of The Ataris' first and only album on Columbia Records, having previously been signed to independent punk label Kung Fu Records. It peaked at No. 24 on the Billboard 200 and has been certified gold status. The album's title song alludes to the 1985 film The Goonies, which is set in Astoria, Oregon. To date So Long, Astoria is The Ataris most successful album and has scanned over 694k RTD. Pressed on Coke Bottle Clear standard vinyl. No download card. Standard jacket with insert.$49.99 $39.99
Combining the second sets of two different nights is not standard operating procedure for the Dick s Picks series of live Dead shows, but this volume is the exception that proves the rule the playing is so extraordinary, and the repertoire so unusual, that one can understand why Dick Latvala played more curator than archivist on Vol. 12. The first disc picks up the second set from Providence three songs in, featuring a short jam that leads into what many have labeled the most extraordinary live version of China Cat Sunflower ever recorded, complete with a sublime transition ( Mud Love Buddy Jam a.k.a. Mind Left Body Jam ) into I Know You Rider. The revelatory moments continue throughout the Providence set, highlighted by a dazzling, 15-minute Spanish Jam. But the second set of the Boston show which appears here complete, beginning on CD two after a superb encore performance of Eyes of the World from Providence is the one that has passed into legend among Dead fans (that it begins with a rare performance of Phil Lesh and Ned Lagin s electronic music piece Seastones gives you an idea of what an adventurous night this was). The set boasts one of the most renowned live jams of the band s career, a flawless, 14-minute Weather Report Suite: Prelude/Pt. 1/Pt. 2-Let It Grow leading into a 27-minute Jam that is simply one of the most far-ranging, telepathic improvisations ever played by, well, anybody. That this set also includes a separation of the Sunshine Daydream section from Sugar Magnolia for only the second time ever is just gravy. Out of print for years and a must for your Dead collection (oh, and did we mention this was a Wall of Sound concert?)!
The debut full length album from New Paltz NY’s Breakfast In Fur is indie rock loaded with psychedelic textures, nods to ’90s electronica, ’60s pop song-craft, and ecstatic punk energy. A real headphone delight of an album. Sonic fun for the whole tripped out family, where the forest-gaze meets the city haze. Breakfast in Fur have a strong touring base and will be touring through out 2015. Significant press and radio campaigns.
Are we all tired of the "[Artist] Returns After [Number] Years in Obscurity" headline yet? Because Michna sure is. Nearly seven years following the NYC DJ/producer's debut album for Ghostly, Magic Monday, he's finished the official follow up to that record, but Adrian Yin Michna doesn't want to overstate what happened in the interim. "Life just moves," he starts casually, "there's been a lot going on." DJ gigs, music production for video games and commercials, and film scoring have kept him busy, along with a healthy balance of painting, biking, and other non-musical endeavors.
Ten road-weary tales from the wrong side of outlaw country. Jeff Cowell may have huffed the same narcotic air as Townes Van Zandt and David Allan Coe, but hunkered far from the Nashville city limits, nary a Cash or Paycheck would drunkenly slur through his tunes. Recorded in 1975, Lucky Strikes and Liquid Gold is an isolated, backwoods loner epic, top-loaded with odes to hitch-hiking and rambling the crumbling Michigan countryside of Cowell's hard-drinking youth.
This three-song collection that we’re calling Southern Grammar is good for a few good reasons. It gives the song “Brother, Do You Know the Road?”—formerly an orphan tune with no fixed address—a proper physical home. It also offers up a song called “He Wrote the Book” that was a near-casualty from the Lateness of Dancers sessions. Incidentally—and this I didn’t realize until we had gathered the material for this record—“Brother, Do You Know the Road?” and “He Wrote the Book” share a lyric. -- M.C. Taylor
Rod Stewart's best! A 5LP box set of Rod Stewart's first five studio albums remastered on 180 gram audiophile vinyl. The box set includes the following: 'An Old Raincoat Won't Let You Down' (released in the U.S. under the title The Rod Stewart Album), 'Gasoline Alley,' 'Every Picture Tells A Story,' 'Never A Dull Moment' and 'Smiler.' On these classic albums you'll find the studio versions of popular songs such as 'Maggie May,' 'Street Fighting Man,' 'You Wear It Well' and 'Country Comfort.'
Poetic and personal, you need only to listen to the record's lyrics and atmosphere to understand where the title Depersonalisation comes from. Recurring themes include disassociation of reality and dissipation of love, with Venzin's understated and at times unsettling vocal delivery almost as hard to forget as the album's unique mood.
Best known as the pioneering guitarist behind the legendary groups Cap'n Jazz and Owls, Victor Villarreal is one of the most inventive guitarists of modern indie-rock. "Sleep Talk" is Villarreal's second proper solo effort, recorded live in the studio, with Victor simultaneously performing guitar, percussion and vocals.
Barnstar! began as the brainchild of Zachariah Hickman (bassist for Josh Ritter, musical director for Ray Lamontagne) for a local bluegrass supergroup featuring some of Boston’s best musicians and songwriters. Using the familiar tools of the genre—guitar (Mark Erelli), fiddle (Jake Armerding), mandolin (Taylor Armerding) and banjo (Charlie Rose)—Barnstar! forges its own brand of song-based bluegrass, gloriously harmonized and raucously played.
Produced by Cate Le Bon – who he also plays for – In the Pink of Condition is a carousel of wiry weirdo pop that references Paul McCartney’s Ram. It is warm and cosy like Linda’s lentil stew and woolly jumpers, or perhaps the sun-dappled LA streets this album was conceived on.
Captured Tracks is pleased to announce the release of Wearing Leather, Wearing Fur, the first fully collaborative recording by Juan Wauters and Carmelle following their duets on North American Poetry. This continuous, thirteen minute composition presents a concise suite of song, poetry, and instrumental passages that Juan and Carmelle developed through live performances since 2012. In Wearing Leather, Wearing Fur,Juan and Carmelle share the lead, navigating the listener through stages of varying emotional intensity as they sing themes of external identity and personal freedom.$16.99 $14.99
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Kenny Wheeler (1930-2014) was an unassuming giant of modern jazz, a daring improviser, and a writer of many beautiful and slyly unorthodox tunes. His recorded legacy includes albums now regarded as contemporary jazz classics such as Gnu High, Deer Wan, and Music For Large And Small Ensembles. In December 2013 he recorded what was to be his last album. Songs for Quintet, an inspirational session featuring Wheeler compositions of recent vintage (plus a fresh approach to Nonetheless , first heard on Angel Song), was recorded in London s Abbey Road Studio with four of Kenny s favorite players. Stan Sulzmann, John Parricelli, Chris Laurence and Martin France work together marvellously as an interactive unit, solo persuasively, and provide support for the tender and lyrical flugelhorn of the bandleader. Songs for Quintet is issued on January 13, 2015, the day before what would have been Kenny Wheeler s 85th birthday.
Of his longtime collaborator composer John Williams, director Steven Spielberg has said, "He sees my movie, rewrites the whole thing musically, and makes the whole thing better." Williams's scores, which include Jaws, Star Wars, and Raiders of the Lost Ark, are among the most memorable in film music history, and his 1982 Academy Award-winning score for E.T. is his crowning glory. Perhaps the score's beauty is best illustrated by the closing passage, "Escape/Chase/Saying Goodbye," which begins slowly with muted brass joined by quickly darting strings. Oboes flicker in the background and then the full orchestra comes in, an accelerating tension signaled by horns and timpani. The quickening, strings-driven tempo is interrupted by a brief, lovely piccolo restatement of the main theme, which recurs throughout the score. In a sudden, transcendent moment -- as E.T., Elliot, and the listener are swept skyward -- the passage shifts, incorporating rapid strings before the full orchestra soars and gradually fades into a tender conclusion.
John Williams's second collaboration with then-wunderkind director Steven Spielberg not only gave Hollywood one of its most indelible musical motifs--the rampaging shark's rhythmic, swelling two-note figure that's long since become a sonic archetype for terror--it won the composer his first scoring Oscar (he'd previously won for adapting Fiddler on the Roof) and arguably made him a film music superstar. Williams's oft-brooding score is one of the key elements of the film's gut-wrenching success, a shrewdly manipulative orchestral underpinning that evokes the idyll of a beach resort one bar, the horrors of being eaten alive the next. There are more motifs than melodies here, but as with Bernard Herrmann they evoke almost subliminal emotional responses, creating a masterfully menacing, brass-heavy concerto of surprising depth. Music for fly-fishing it isn't!
When director Francis Ford Coppola turned novelist Mario Puzo's pulpy The Godfather into one of the greatest accomplishments of modern American cinema in 1972, one of his shrewdest decisions was to hand the scoring assignment to the great Italian film composer Nino Rota. Rota, who had built his reputation alongside Fellini (though he'd already scored some three dozen films in the previous 20 years), brought Neopolitan jazz stylings and a Sicilian melodic sensibilty (characterized perfectly by the main title's mournful solo trumpet, which has since become a cinematic icon) to a story of corruption and betrayal as American as, well, gnocchi. Listening to this masterful score one can't help but wonder what Rota, who died in 1979) might have accomplished had he begun working with Hollywood's resources a decade earlier.$35.99 $31.99
Released in September 1994 Pulp Fiction is the soundtrack to Quentin Tarantino's film of the same name, one of the biggest films of the 90's.$11.99 $9.99
Jonny Faith is originally from Edinburgh, but is now based in Melbourne, and boy does he let the sunshine flood through this largely instrumental release that is incredibly inventive and accessible with it. It has its roots deep in hip-hop, but the beats here are just a springboard for some deliciously wild flights of fancy that take in unusual and lush percussion for tunes that throb with organic passion. Faith has turned his dial right up to “Cosmic” and invited you along for the ride.”
Tuomas Saukkonen? Now, haven't I heard that name before? Chances are, you probably have. To Everyday Joes like us, it can seem unfair just how much talent nature has bestowed on just one single guy. A composer, multi-instrumentalist and a veritable metal scene unto himself, Tuomas Saukkonen is the mastermind of bands like Before The Dawn, Dawn Of Solace, Black Sun Aeon, Routasielu and a slew of others. Saukkonen is the type of guy to whom you can give a rock, or a piece of drainage pipe, just to see that 15 minutes later he's somehow managed to tune and play a song with it. Yet with all of those records and bands under his belt, Tuomas has never played quite like this.
In an incredible decade-long career, Jeremy Camp has earned accolades that most artists only dream about. The list includes 5 RIAA Gold albums, over 3.5 million albums sold, a GRAMMY® nomination, 3 American Music Award nominations, 5 Dove Awards, 4 ASCAP 'Songwriter of the Year' Awards and a total of 32 No. 1 radio hits across all formats. Jeremy's previous release, RECKLESS, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Christian Albums chart in February 2013.$24.99 $21.99
Three-time GRAMMY winners and multi-platinum artists Zac Brown Band have become one of music's most heralded acts. The band's three platinum-selling albums, , Uncaged You Get What You Give The Foundation , and have together sold over six million copies and produced a historic series of eleven #1 hit singles.$14.99 $13.99
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U.D.O. are the epitome of German metal! The band around iconic vocalist Udo Dirkschneider (ex-Accept) has just completed their 15th studio album, titled 'Decadent'. Once again U.D.O. combines powerful, traditional heavy metal with an up-to-date sound. Following 2013's 'Steelhammer' album, 'Decadent' surprisingly raises the bar by another notch and became one of U.D.O.'s finest works ever. The album was produced by Udo Dirkschneider and Mattes Pfeiffer (Redhead Audio Productions, Wilhelmshaven) in collaboration with Fitty Wienhold - just like the team worked for 'Steelhammer'. The songs were recorded in Udo and Fitty's Double U Studios, while Mattes studio in Wilhelmshaven (Germany) was the place for mixing. All U.D.O. members were involved in the songwriting process. 'Decadent' then finally was mastered by Jacob Hansen (a.o. Volbeat).$16.99 $13.99
As a young musician in Dallas, Smokin Joe Kubek would venture in the wee hours to a declining, somewhat unsavory neighborhood in search of fried chicken. A commercial district for African-Americans, the area had been a hotbed for jazz and blues musicians from the 1920 s through the 50 s where you could also find gun and locksmith shops, tattoo studios, pawnshops, and pool halls. Joe was fascinated by one remaining establishment called 'Fat Man s Shine Parlor.' Ostensibly a place to get your shoes shined, it was also a place for other activities such as gambling, drinking, and womanizing. Joe sees this CD in a similar light: crack open the door, and inside you ll find more than advertised. Only in this case, the pleasures will be musical.$16.99 $13.99
Landslide Records is proud and excited to announce its next release: TOUGH LOVE, an all-new set of soulful originals from veteran Georgia blues rocker Tinsley Ellis. Produced by Ellis, the album marks the third release from the label, Heartfixer Music, and features a compelling variety of tunes that will add to his reputation as one of the genre's most engaging and creative artists. In TOUGH LOVE, the versatile and critically acclaimed Ellis has crafted perhaps his most complete record, combining masterful guitar work and vocals with songs that both rock and soothe. Given some of Ellis' finest material to date, TOUGH LOVE presents a wide ranging set that moves effortlessly from the catchy opening track, "Seven Years," through the rollicking shuffle groove of "Midnight Ride," the Dylanesque "Hard Work," and a plaintive soul drenched ballad, "Should I Have Lied." Additional musicians, all of whom are longtime veterans of Delbert McClinton's band, include Nashville keyboard whiz Kevin McKendree (Brian Setzer), bassist Steve Mackey, and drummer Lynn Williams (John Hiatt).
A mind-blowing solo outing from Enuff Z nuff vocalist/bassist Chip Z nuff getting higher than ever with a little help from his rockstar friends! This album finds Chip expanding on the trademark EZ sound with heavier guitars and even more psychedelic elements - check out the epic title track as well as Hello To The Drugs, the video for which has exploded on YouTube! Features guest appearances by Robin Zander of Cheap Trick and Steven Adler of Guns N Roses plus a full bonus EP of Chip s collaborative project with Adler that includes performances by Slash and Missing Persons Dale Bozzio!
Genius Loves Company is the last studio album Ray Charles completed before his death in June 2004. Prior to this, the last studio album he released was Strong Love Affair in 1996, which was a stab at modern pop, filled with new songs and given an adult contemporary sheen. It was not one of his most distinctive efforts, even when judged against his latter-day albums, and it disappeared not long after its release. Charles left Warner and, years later, signed with Concord, who released Genius Loves Company, which had a decidedly different approach than the all-modern Strong Love Affair. As the title acknowledges with a wink, this is a duets album, which may be a little commonplace as far as latter-day superstar albums go but is still a step up from his previous studio album since it puts Ray Charles in a comfortable, relaxed situation that plays to his strengths.
Movie Releases 02-03-15
Mike Epps, Richard Pryor Jr. and others recount the culture-defining influence of Richard Pryor one of America's most brilliant comic minds in this new documentary. Pryor remains an inspiration to many: a man who broke taboos, provoked change and propelled himself through life as a result of sheer force of personality. Directed by Emmy® winning filmmaker Marina Zenovich, executive produced by Emmy® winning producer Roy Ackerman and Pryor's widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor.
Twenty years after the release of Nas's groundbreaking debut album Illmatic, Nas: Time is Illmatic takes us into the heart of his creative process. Returning to his childhood home in Queensbridge, Nas shares stories of his upbringing, his influences from the music of his jazz musician father Olu Dara to the burgeoning hip hop scene in New York City and the obstacles he faced before his major label signing at age 20. Featuring interviews with his Illmatic producers (Large Professor, Pete Rock, Q-Tip, L.E.S., and DJ Premier) and musical peers (including Pharrell Williams and Alicia Keys), Nas: Time is Illmatic is a thrilling account of Nas's evolution from a young street poet to a visionary MC.