John Hiatt, Laura Nyro, John Lee Hooker, Emmylou Harris…. – Newport Folk Festival 1989 (3CD)

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. Disc 1 01 Radio Intro [0:48] 02 […]

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MUSIC NEWS / TUBBY HAYES: Dancing in the Dark – review by John Fordham

  The Savage-Solveig label devotes itself to the archive of previously unreleased live material by the dazzling British sax star of the 50s and 60s, Edward Brian “Tubby” Hayes. This session finds the bop virtuoso at Nottingham’s Dancing Slipper club (a favourite haunt of a jazz-loving teenager who would become Kenneth Clarke MP) on 12 […]

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DEXTER GORDON: Our Man In Paris (Numbered 140g Clear Vinyl LP)

We are told …. This 1963 date is titled for Dexter Gordon’s living in self-imposed Parisian exile and recording there with two other expatriates and a French native. Along with Gordon, pianist Bud Powell and Kenny “Klook” Clarke were living in the City of Lights and were joined by the brilliant French bassman Pierre Michelot. […]

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THE ALLMAN BROTHERS: Fork In The Road – Solo Live (Limited 6CD Box Set)

They tell us ….. Disc 1. Delaney & Bonnie with Duane & Gregg Allman & King Curtis – WPLJ-FM, A&R Recording Studios,New York, 22nd July 1971 Annoucer/sponsor Come On In My Kitchen * Talk Goin’Down The Road Feeling Bad * Talk Poor Elijah * The Ghetto * Annoucer introduces musicians/tuning Livin’On The open Road Better […]

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NEIL YOUNG: On The Farm (CD)

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Farm Aid, Down on the Farm brings together highlights from Young s performances at Farm Aid IV, V and VII, all broadcast live on FM radio for the benefit of audiences across America. Held at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Farm Aid IV took place on April the 7th […]

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ALBERT LEE: Highway Man (CD)

We are told ….. Legendary guitarist Albert Lee’s solo album Highwayman is an intimate and heart-wrenching collection of classic acoustic covers. Most know him as the “ultimate virtuoso” (in Eric Clapton’s own words) on an electric guitar…but for Albert Lee’s latest offering, this world-renowned and much-loved country legend swaps his signature Ernie Ball Music Man […]

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MOZART: Piotr Anderszewski / Chamber Orchestra of Europe Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 27 – AllMusic Review by James Manheim

Among the hundreds of recordings of late Mozart piano concertos on the market, including many of this particular pairing, this one of Poland’s Piotr Anderszewski at the keyboard and conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe is a major standout. Though played on a modern piano, it brings together several trends that have lately been explored […]

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Farewell Aldebaran (CD) by Judy Henske and Jerry Yester

First ever legitimate reissue of lost classic! “A gorgeous blossom of exotic folk-pop, Farewell Aldebaran was mostly overlooked when it was first released in late 1969. Maybe its snarling rockers, genteel ballads and gothic mood pieces made it too difficult to fit into conventional musical categories, or perhaps it simply fizzled due to lack of […]

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HP’s PERFECT VINYL COLLECTION #010: Otis Redding – ‘Otis Blue’

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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R&B: A Rhythm & Blues Chronology 1: 1940-1941 (4CD Boxset)

Rhythm and Blues was not generally recognised as a distinct musical genre until the years following the end of World War II. These 4CD sets centred on 1940-1944 attempt to pinpoint records typical of the various strands of music which coalesced into what can now be seen as a historically definable form of black popular […]

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MINGUS: Right Now (Numbered 140g Clear Vinyl LP) by Charles Mingus

With Clifford Jordan on tenor, John Handy on alto, Jane Getz on piano, and Dannie Richmond on drums, Charles Mingus went into San Francisco and whipped up a storm. This LP contains two compositions over 23-minutes each: “New Fables” and “Meditation (For A Pair Of Wire Cutters).” “New Fables” features a ten-minute solo from Jordan, […]

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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! More information to follow… 1. Pocahontas 2. Powderfinger 3. Captain Kennedy 4. Hawaii 5. Give Me Strength 6. Ride My Llama 7. Hitchhiker 8. […]

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TAJ MAHAL: The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973 (2CD)

Legacy Recordings UK & Sony CMG are celebrating the groundbreaking and unique Taj Mahal with a major catalog reissue project beginning with the release of the newly-curated The Hidden Treasures of Taj Mahal 1969-1973, an extraordinary two-disc collection of previously unreleased studio and live performances. A two-disc sonic portrait chronicling the early stirrings of Taj […]

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STATUS QUO: Accept No Substitute – The Definitive Hits (2DVD)

  Released on 20th November 2015 through Universal Music, the Status Quo career retrospective releases ‘Accept No Substitute: The Definitive Hits’ 3CD and ‘Accept No Substitute: The Definitive Hits & More’ 2DVD are a true celebration of the entire body of work of one of the world’s greatest ever rock acts. For the first time […]

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JONI MITCHELL: Hejira

After the expanded instrumental scale and sonic experimentation of Court and Spark and The Hissing of Summer Lawns, Joni Mitchell reverses that flow for the more intimate, interior music on Hejira, which retracts the arranging style to focus on Mitchell’s distinctive acoustic guitar and piano, and the brilliant, lyrical bass fantasias of fretless bass innovator […]

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