Live At The Half Note (2CD) by Horace Silver Feat. Woody Shaw

• Brilliant performance live at the Half Note • Includes the entire broadcast • Digitally remastered for greatly enhanced sound quality • Background liners Having played with and written for Stan Getz, Art Blakey, Miles Davis and many others, by the late 50s saxophonist and pianist Horace Silver was pioneering hard bop, incorporating elements of […]

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Chicago Blues All Stars 1970 (CD) by Willie Dixon • Lafayette Leake • Lee Jackson • Sister Rosetta Tharpe • Clifton James • Shaky Horton

  We are told ….. The Chicago Blues All Stars, live at the Blues & Gospel Night, Chicago on November 8th 1970. At the colder end of 1970, the cool sound of gospel blues still hollered loudly in the aftermath of a rock revolution and a revival in soul and R&B. Older genres such as […]

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PLAINSONG: In Search Of Amelia Earhart (CD)

  Plainsong was originally a British country rock/folk rock band, formed in early 1972 by Ian (later Iain) Matthews, formerly of Fairport Convention; Andy Roberts, previously of The Liverpool Scene; Dave Richards; and Bob Ronga. The original group split up before the end of 1972 but, since the early 1990s, Matthews and Roberts intermittently performed […]

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: Live in Texas ’87

Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX February 1st, 1987 Having finally conquered his addiction to alcohol and cocaine, in November 1986 Stevie Ray Vaughan embarked on his legendary Live Alive tour, generally reckoned to boast some of the finest performances of his career. Backed by Reese Wynans (keyboards), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Chris Layton (drums), the […]

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BESSIE SMITH: Complete Columbia Recordings (10CD)

  When Columbia issued the first of the five volumes in Bessie Smith’s complete recordings series in 1991 — as a logical follow-up to 1990’s wildly successful Robert Johnson: The Complete Recordings box — they were simply hoping for another hit. As the Smith series continued through to its conclusion in 1996, each volume was […]

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Miles Davis Quintet Live in Europe 1969: The Bootleg Series 2 (Vinyl Deluxe 180g 4LP)

  180 gram audiophile vinyl Insert Printed innersleeves Special 10 mm sleeve   Follows critically-acclaimed, award-winning box set of 2011, Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Vol. 1, starring ‘second great quintet’ of Miles Davis, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams   Columbia/Legacy again pays tribute to musical legend Miles Davis with the release […]

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Hooked On Music… Live (CD) by Pat Travers Band

PAT TRAVERS BAND 1981 STANLEY THEATER PITTSBURGH With the demise of the short-lived, but renowned Pat Travers any newcomer to the line-up alongside Travers could be standing in the shadows, but all was not lost. The addition of ‘Italian battalion’ (and ex-Blackjack drummer) Sandy Gennaro combined with his counterpart Peter ‘Mars’ Cowling (ex Gnidrolog) allowed […]

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The women erased from musical history

Radio 3 has announced a new, large-scale recording project that will allow listeners to hear the music of five “forgotten” women composers for the first time in decades. All five women enjoyed some recognition for music-making during their lives, but their achievements were often downplayed during their lifetimes, and in some cases forgotten after their […]

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THELONIOUS MONK: All Monk (16CD Box Set)

THE 16 ALBUMS: Plays Duke Ellington · The Unique Thelonious Monk · Brilliant Corners ·Thelonious Himself · Monk’s Music · Thelonious Monk with John Coltrane · Mulligan MeetsMonk · Thelonious in Action · Misterioso · At Town Hall · 5 by Monk by 5 · Thelonious Alone inSan Francisco · At the Blackhawk · Monk […]

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TANGERINE DREAM: Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares (Vinyl Picture Disc LP)

Highly influenced by artists like Salvador Dalì, Tangerine Dream began life as a kind of surrealism in music. After having sold off all of their “traditional” music equipment, the Berlin-based band began using strictly electronic devices like synthesizers, sequencers, mellotron, moog and other self-built toys. These rare recordings trace the band from this initial experimental […]

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KING CRIMSON: Sailors’ Tales (1970 – 1972) (Limited 21CD/4 blu-ray/2DVD Box Set)

We are told: The complete 1970-72 King Crimson captured on 21 CDs, 4 blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs (all audio content) and presented in a 12” box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, and sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk and David Singleton. Limited edition. * 3CDs feature Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo […]

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BLACK SABBATH: The End (Live in Birmingham) (Super Deluxe 2CD/DVD/Bluray+bonus disc Box Set)

We are told: This limited collector’s edition comes in a two-part rigid mirror-board box set with a 32-page, bound fan booklet, and contains the double CD, DVD and Blu-ray edition of the live spectacular, as well as the bonus CD “The Angelic Sessions” (exclusive studio recordings of selected songs that Black Sabbath did not perform […]

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TEN YEARS AFTER: 1967 – 1974 – Complete Studio Box (Limited Edition 10 CD Box Set)

We are told: To coincide with the Ten Years After’s eponymous debut release in 1967 Chrysalis Records are proud to present a 50th Anniversary 10 CD Box Set. This limited edition set includes a CD of previously unreleased material. To celebrate this special occasion, in November 2017 Chrysalis Records will release a brand new 10 […]

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ATOMIC ROOSTER: Sleeping for Years – The Studio Recordings 1970-1974 (4CD Clamshell Box Set)

We are told: Esoteric Recordings label is proud to announce the release of the very first 4 CD collection of every album and single track recorded by the legendary ATOMIC ROOSTER between 1970 – 1974. Sleeping for Years is a clamshell boxed set anthologising all the recordings made by the band on the classic albums […]

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Memphis Blues Festival 1975 (CD) by Albert King • Bb King • Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland

    We are told: Albert King, BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, live together, at the Memphis Blues Festival, TN on 8th November 1975. With the recent acclaim of BB King and Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland’s joint double album venture Together For The First Time… Live, the addition of another King could only double the […]

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