ROBERT CRAY: The Redux Club, Dallas Tx.Jan 21st 1987 (CD) by Robert Cray w/ special guest Stevie Ray Vaughan

Smokin’ set from Club Redux, Dallas, Texas, Broadcast live by Q-102 FM. Riding high on the success of this Grammy Award winning 4th album ‘Strong Persuader’ Cray is joined by Stevie Ray Vaughan for a stunning Strat duel finale. U.S.FM Radio Broadcast 01 I Guess I Showed Her 02 Still Around 03 T-Bone Shuffle 04 […]

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Stradivarius? You’d be better off with a modern violin

Sarah Knapton writes: Professional violinists cannot actually tell the difference between a Stradivarius and a modern instrument, experts find. The name Stradivarius has been synonymous with musical excellence for three centuries with instruments selling for millions amid claims that their sound quality is unparalleled. However it may pain purists to learn that professional violinists cannot […]

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The Music Arranger – what do they do, and why?

ThoughtCo write: What does an arranger do? His primary role is to arrange a piece of music based on the needs or requirements of a performer, a group of performers, a conductor, producer or music director. The arranger makes sure that every aspect of a music piece is well harmonized, from the instruments down to […]

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THE DOORS: Backdoor Man: Seattle 1970 (CD)

We are told ….. Recorded in Seattle on the Doors’ final tour, just over a year before front man Jim Morrison’s untimely death, one of the most influential groups of the 1960s rolled into Seattle for what would become a legendary show. Morrison is in fine form, a perfect blend of controlled brilliance and unhinged […]

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JOHN McLAUGHLIN: Where Fortune Smiles Re-mastered Edition (CD)

We are told: NEW REMASTERED EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY THE LEGENDARY JOHN McLAUGHLIN, JOHN SURMAN, KARL BERGER, STU MARTIN & DAVE HOLLAND REMASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL DAWN RECORDS MASTER TAPES FULLY RESTORED ARTWORK AND LINER NOTES BY SID SMITH REVIEWS IN “UNCUT”, “MOJO”, “RECORD COLLECTOR”, “CLASSIC ROCK” & “PROG” MAGAZINES Esoteric Recordings […]

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NEIL YOUNG: Hitchhiker (Limited Edition CD)

The unreleased solo acoustic album recorded in 1976, which includes includes solo, acoustic songs recorded in 1976 at the Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California and featuring 2 previously unreleased songs! 1. Pocahontas 2. Powderfinger 3. Captain Kennedy 4. Hawaii 5. Give Me Strength 6. Ride My Llama 7. Hitchhiker 8. Campaigner 9. Human Highway […]

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Black Light (CD) – John McLaughlin

Expansive, emotionally charged album ‘Black Light’ showcases guitar legend John McLaughlin’s virtuoso 4th Dimension band. As a musician, composer, and bandleader, John McLaughlin’s vast contributions to contemporary improvisational music are only just beginning to be fully understood, appreciated, and absorbed by artists and enthusiasts alike. From Mahavishnu Orchestra, Shakti and his collaboration with Paco De […]

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Aretha Franklin – The Atlantic Albums Collection (19CD Box Set)

From humble beginnings touring American churches in her father’s caravan, Aretha Franklin has since been crowned the ‘Queen of Soul’ and is not only the definitive female soul singer of the Sixties, but also one of the most influential and important voices in pop history. Franklin fused the gospel music she grew up on with […]

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