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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PETER CASE: On The Way Downtown :Recorded Live on Folkscene(CD)

We are told: Peter Case has always been a pioneer. Genre-tripping through punk with The Nerves (“Hanging On The Telephone”), new wave/power pop with The Plimsouls (“A Million Miles Away”) and Americana with his Grammy®-nominated, self-titled solo debut. It is a career that is still going strong over 40 years later on the strength of […]

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Neil Ardley and his New Jazz Orchestra: On The Radio – BBC Sessions 1971 (CD)

This debut release of Neil Ardley and his New Jazz Orchestra BBC broadcasts from 1971 measure a year of change for the band’s musical director. The first session captures the full majesty of the NJO at the height of its powers in a ‘Jazz Club’ session from February with a 20-performer line-up pre-recorded at London’s […]

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Tedeschi Trucks Band: Live From The Fox Oakland (2CD)

They tell us ….. Tedeschi Trucks Band, led by the husband-and-wife team of singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi and guitar virtuoso Derek Trucks, have grown into one of the most deeply skilled and admired musical ensembles in the world. 2016 was the 12-piece juggernaut’s most impressive and successful year to date. Loaded with triumphant follow-ups and notable […]

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Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

We are told: 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. More music like […]

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Walter Trout – Battle Scars (CD)

Deluxe edition digipack with extended booklet and 2 bonus tracks. Joyful, energized guitar-and-vocal performances frame the dozen original songs that narrate his hard-won, life-or-death struggle waiting for, and ultimately receiving, a life-saving liver transplant. With bristling energy, unflagging virtuosity and lyrics that cut to the core of human hope and willpower, Walter Trout’s new album, […]

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STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN: The Broadcast Collection 1983 – ‘89 (9CD Box Set)

We are told: The entire original King Biscuit Flower Hour, WXRT, WLIR, WMMR, Washington DC and KBCO FM Broadcasts Covering performances from Nine Incredible shows; Ripley’s Music Hall 1983, The Spectrum 1984 & 1988, Chicago Blues Festival 1985, Fox Theatre 1986, Mann Music Center 1987, Red Rocks Amphitheatre 1989 and include five bonus tracks performed […]

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Georgie Fame – The Whole World’s Shaking (5CD+Book Box Set)

‘The Whole World’s Shaking’ The Complete Recordings 1963-66’ is a five-disc CD Box Set with expanded editions of the albums ‘Rhythm And Blues At The Flamingo’, ‘Fame At Last’, ‘Sweet Things’ and ‘Sound Venture’ – each featuring a multitude of extra tracks. The fifth disc entitled ‘Bend A Little’ Demos, Rarities, B-Sides And Outtakes’ is […]

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Miles Davis – The Last Word – The Warner Bros. Years (8CD Box Set)

 In 1985, Miles Davis shocked the music world by moving from Columbia to Warner Bros.. He immediately started working on an album called ‘Perfect Way’ after a tune by Scritti Politti, later renamed ‘Tutu’ by producer Tommy LiPuma. When ‘Tutu’ (a tribute to Desmond Tutu) was released in 1986, it re-ignited Miles Davis’ career, crossing […]

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Johnny Winter – My Father’s Place, Old Roslyn, NY, September 8th 1978 (3CD)

Taped for New York’s WLIR-FM just after the release of the classic White, Hot & Blue album, this epic performance captures the Texan blues great on fiery form, backed by new cohorts Jon Paris (bass, harmonica, vocals) and Bobby Torello (drums). Despite – or because of – being drunk, Winter turns in remarkably extended performances […]

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HAYDN: Symphonies 8 & 84, Violin Concerto in A major CD – review

Aisslinn Nosky. Photograph: Stu Rosner Stephen Pritchard writes … This is the third in the Boston-based Handel and Haydn’s Society’s live recordings of Haydn symphonies for Coro. Symphony No 8, Le Soir, joins their earlier recordings of Le Matin and Le Midi to complete the Esterházy trilogy of 1761. It follows the others in its concerto […]

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DAVID BOWIE: In Japan (4CD)

We are told: This powerful anthology starts with Bowie’s Tokyo broadcast of his 1990 Sound + Vision performance. Bowie’s 1990 Sound + Vision tour was billed as a greatest hits tour. He intended this to be a live swansong for his catalogue of old favourites, after which Bowie declared that they would disappear from his […]

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SUN RA: Space Is The Place (Limited Colour Vinyl LP)

We are told: Available on vinyl for the first time ever is the soundtrack to the legendary Sun Ra film, Space Is The Place. Featuring some of Sun Ra’s most adventurous and uncompromising compositions ever, the soundtrack incorporates vocal chants, harsh synthesizer and organ blasts along with film dialogue, heavy percussion and just all around […]

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