ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Paul Buchanan – Mid Air (Expanded 2CD)

From Newsroom Records, a new 2 CD title consists of the the original 14 track CD plus an additional disc featuring 10 songs, which includes three previously unreleased songs. The limited edition deluxe box set will not be re-pressed. Mid Air is the debut solo album from Paul Buchanan, frontman of the revered and sophisticated […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: The Beach Boys – Ringing The Liberty Bell (CD)

THE CLASSIC 4TH JULY CONCERT FROM 1985 IN PHILADELPHIA This CD features the Beach Boys afternoon set in Philadelphia, recorded for FM radio broadcast – and later for a TV transmission – when the show included numerous BB classics plus the group’s then new single, ‘Getcha Back,’ taken from their 25th studio album, remarkably their […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Muddy Waters – Shook Me – The Chess Masters, Vol. 3, 1958 to 1963 (2CD)

By the time the first tracks on this compilation were recorded, late 1958/early1959, Muddy Waters was a veteran star of Chicago blues. He’d come a long way from his first tentative recordings made for folklorist Alan Lomax 16 years earlier; twelve of his Chess singles had entered the R&B charts, most rising to the Top […]

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NEIL YOUNG: Back on the Farm (CD)

We are told: Inspired by Live Aid and Bob Dylan’s appeal for aid to US farmers at that event, the first Farm Aid benefit took place at the University of Illinois’ Memorial Stadium on the 22nd September, 1985. The concert raised over $9million for American farmers struggling to pay mortgage debt, and this success persuaded […]

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THE BILL EVANS TRIO: On A Monday Evening (Vinyl LP)

We are told: UNRELEASED 1976 BILL EVANS TRIO CONCERT on VINYL. On A Monday Evening features eight songs performed in the Madison Union Theater at the University of Wisconsinon Monday, November 15, 1976 and exists thanks to two college-age deejays that recorded and archived the concert. Larry Goldberg and James Farber had interviewed Bill Evans […]

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MILES DAVIS: Jazz Sur le Vif, Theatre St. Denis Montreal, Canada- 11th July 1982 (CD)

We are told: “Jazz Sur le Vif” FM broadcast. High quality recording broadcast by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation of a fascinating and breathtaking gig. Miles Davis – trumpet, keyboards Bill Evans – tenor and soprano saxophones, piano, flute Marcus Miller – electric bass Mike Stern – guitar Al Foster – drums Mino Cinelu – percussion […]

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STATUS QUO: Never Too Late (3CD)

We are told: Status Quo are delighted to announce the release of deluxe expanded 2CD / 3CD versions of a trio of classic albums that were released on the revered Vertigo label, namely ‘Blue For You’, ‘Just Supposin’ and ‘Never Too Late’. These special editions are to be issued by USM, on 26th May 2017. […]

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Lay It On Down (Jewelcase CD) by Kenny Wayne Shepherd

We are told: Kenny Wayne Shepherd is a five-time GRAMMY® nominated artist who sold millions of albums worldwide This is an essential purchase for KWS fans along with vinyl collectors Kenny Wayne Shepherd will be on the road throughout Europe starting with a festival run in July/August 2017. As a renowned hot-rodder and speed-freak, perhaps […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, John Lee Hooker, Emmylou Harris…. – Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

The Newport Folk Festival takes place at Fort Adams State Park in Newport Rhode Island, a beautiful setting and a favourite of many acts.  This gem saw stunning performances by John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, Emmylou Harris, John Prine, John Lee Hooker, BB King all captured & broadcast by KGNU-FM. Disc 1 01 Radio Intro [0:48] 02 […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Pinetop Perkins – Live At Antone’s Vol. 1 (CD)

New West Records reissue a clutch of classic blues albums from the Antone’s Records label.· This remastered album features four unreleased bonus tracks from the original live recording session.· Each package comes in a one of a kind embossed leatherette CD / LP jacket.· The CD booklet and LP insert include original liner notes from […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1: 1940-1941 (4CD Boxset)

Rhythm and Blues was not generally recognised as a distinct musical genre until the years following the end of World War II. These 4CD sets centred on 1940-1944 attempt to pinpoint records typical of the various strands of music which coalesced into what can now be seen as a historically definable form of black popular […]

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FLEETWOOD MAC: Boston (3CD Box Set)

We are told: 3CD Set in round box remastered vintage live recordings of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac. Boston is a 3CD set which collects live recordings from an earlier era of the band’s colourful history. The set features the classic blues line-up of Mick Fleetwood, Peter Green, Danny Kirwan, John McVie and Jeremy Spencer. Originally […]

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JOHNNY WINTER: Raisin’ Cain (CD)

John Dawson Winter, III, known as Johnny Winter was an American blues guitarist. He was a multi-instrumentalist, singer and producer. Johnny was prominent session man and toured with Muddy Waters. Johnny is the brother of Edgar Winter. Sadly, Johnny passed away in 2014; Raisin Cain on CD. This was originally released in 1980. 1. The […]

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