ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Santana – Live At The Cow Palace, Daly City, December 31, 1977 (CD)

  For several years straight in the 1970s, Santana had a tradition of playing their hometown of San Francisco every New Year’s Eve. at the legendary Cow Palace venue. This 1977 show is one of their most historic, a ripping set the blends the Latin-rock of Santana’s early years with the spiritually tinged jazz-fusion Carlos […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: The Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions (5CD + Vinyl 2LP + 2 x 7″ Box Set)

  The Beach Boys, Smile Sessions, compiled with the full participation of original Beach Boys Al Jardine, Mike Love, and Brian Wilson, Capitol/EMI has, for the first time, collected and compiled the band’s legendary 1966-’67 sessions for the never-completed SMiLE album. “In several sessions between the summer of 1966 and early 1967, The Beach Boys […]

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ESSENTIAL LISTENING: Bob Dylan: The Complete Album Collection Vol. One (47CD Box Set.) Full track listing shown inc Bonus CD tracks

The Complete Album Collection, Vol. One brings those musical journeys together in one deluxe box set. All of Dylan’s original studio and live albums are included-42 albums in all. Fourteen of these have been newly remastered for this set, and each is housed in mini-jacket packaging, perfectly replicating each original release. Also included in The Complete […]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Friends: Super Jam with Dickie Betts & Charlie Daniels (CD)

Lynyrd Skynyrd, Super Jam, Doraville, Atlanta 30th August 1978  After one of rock and roll’s most notorious tragedies, four surviving members of southern rock legends Lynyrd Skynyrd honoured an invitation from friends and DIR-FM to perform at the debut Super Jam in Doraville GA. Participating guests would include members of the Charlie Daniels Band, Allman […]

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ESSENTIAL READING: Donnie Fritts interviewed by Eric Gebhardt

There is a unique blend of southern R&B, soul, and blues that is known the world over… Closely related to the sounds of Stax Records and folks like Rufus Thomas, but with a slightly different blend of spices and it’s own distinct flavor… Studios, sessionmen and songwriters from the northwest corner of Alabama put their […]

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ESSENTIAL VIEWING: “The Lost Broadcast: The Beat Club ’68 (Full Show)” (DVD) by Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention

Territories:  Excluding USA & Japan Region:  Region 0 This DVD contains a filmed rehearsal of Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention at the legendary Beat Club in Bremen, Germany, on 6th October 1968. The music is largely one long improvisatory continuous performance rather than a run-through of their greatest hits, but is punctuated by […]

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