TASTE: The Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals:I’ll Remember (4CD Box Set)

  We are told: I’ll Remember, an archival box set featuring the music of Taste, the Irish rock/blues band formed in the mid sixties that featured Rory Gallagher on guitar and vocals. The four disc set will feature both studio albums (1969′s Taste and the 1970 follow-up On The Boards) expanded with many alternate versions of album tracks. The third CD is full of live audio from 1970 […]

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Channa Vithana / “Regardless of genre, what really turns me on ……….

Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively mind-massaging pharmaceuticals when I am not. Even an atrocity like a Cliff Richard record must never be in the background – like dinner-party fodder. Dinner-party ‘classics’ sucked […]

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ALLMAN BROTHERS: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY 30th December 1979 WLIR – FM Broadcast (Limited Ed/300 Clear Vinyl 3LP)

We are told: Stricktly limited to 300 copies.  Clear vinyl 3LP.  The band had split during the narcotic mayhem of the 41 date 75/76 tour, where Gregg testified in the trial of security man to the Allmans Scooter Herring resulting in the latter’s 75 year prison sentence. Leavell, Williams and Jaimoe continued with Sea Level, […]

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PETER GREEN / Blues Don’t Change (CD) by Peter Green Splinter Group

Peter Green was discovered by John Mayall and was lead guitarist in the late 60’s Bluesbreakers before leaving to form Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac with Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. After well documented health problems, Green reappeared in the mid 90’s, much changed but with his talent and love of the blues still intact, as […]

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From the archives: Channa Vithana / “I grew out of Clapton and the Stones as my twenties faded because I can’t stand their bland dinner-party classic status, after one too many of their “

Previously published on September 17, 2012Channa’s (formerly of Hi-Fi World and now of Hi-Fi Choice joins us as guest writer for a short series of contributions. Prologue Music continues to be within the very structure of my life. Consequently, I use it as non-background direct stimulus when I work, or equally as engrossing and positively […]

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MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER / A LOST IMMORTAL: The Things That We Are Made Of (CD)

Mary Chapin Carpenter’s brand new album The Things We Are Made Of comprises eleven songs that communicate with the plain-spokeness of handwritten, heartfelt letters from a confiding friend; this is art without the artifice. The result is music that is likely to be as powerfully moving as any you have ever heard. The album is […]

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GRAND FUNK LOST IMMORTALS: Did this ’70s rock group disappear in the realm of mediocrity?

Bob Smith writes … The band began as a trio back in 1969 and took their name from a railroad company that had a line running through their home town of Flint, Michigan. The band saw tremendous popularity in the early 1970’s quickly becoming a well recognized band. By 1971 the band was selling out […]

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN / A LOST IMMORTAL: 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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RAMONES: WBUF FM Broadcast, Buffalo, NY, February 8TH 1979 (CD)

This outstanding performance by New York’s punk pioneers was taped for radio broadcast shortly after Marky Ramone joined the band, and captures them at the peak of their powers, tearing through many of their most renowned songs in typically energetic style. It’s presented here in superb fidelity, with background notes and rare photos. 1. Rockaway […]

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WALTER TROUT: Luther’s Blues (CD)

We are told: OVERVIEW: Walter Trout’s backstory is a page-turner you won’t want to put down. Five decades in the making; it is equal parts thriller, romance, suspense and horror. There are musical fireworks, critical acclaim and fists-aloft triumph, offset by wilderness years and brushes with the jaws of narcotic oblivion. There are feted early stints […]

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MAYNARD FERGUSON A LOST IMMORTAL: Live From San Francisco (CD)

Reissue of Ferguson’s acclaimed live performance form 1983. Features original cover art. Contains new liner notes from noted Ferguson aficionado Eric Palmquist. BY 1983, MAYNARD FERGUSON HAD CONQUERED JAZZ, TELEVISION, THE POP CHARTS AND EVEN PLAYED THE CLOSING CEREMONIES OF THE 1976 OLYMPICS. His Storm release from that year brought him back to the faithful, […]

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EDGAR BROUGHTON BAND / LOST IMMORTALS: Live At Rockpalast – Harmonie Bonn, Germany, March 24th 2006 (CD/DVD)

We are told: Soon after moving from quiet Warwick to London in 1968, the Edgar Broughton Band was signed by the former Pink Floyd manager Peter Jenner to Blackhill Enterprises and EMI’s Harvest label. Their first album “Wasa Wasa” had a heavily blues-influenced and psychedelic sound, hard-driven by Edgar Broughton’s gritty vocal style, similar to […]

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JOE LOVANO / A LOST IMMORTAL: A Far Out Fugue

Originally posted April 2011 Robert Baird writes ….. Whistling ductwork, whirring fans, murmuring pipes—along with being jazz’s most storied location, a living shrine to the memories of Bill Evans, John Coltrane, and so many others, Manhattan’s Village Vanguard, on Seventh Avenue South, was, on this winter’s night, the Das Boot of jazz. In every corner, […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #009: John Lee Hooker – ‘Dimples’Blues,

Out of my thousands of vinyl pressings the thought struck me that it might be interest, for me and perhaps for some of you to try and list my favourite 100. A big task, but not an unpleasant one. But for sanity’s sake I have to set a few limits. First, an era restriction. So, […]

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