It's worlds colliding, says Mike Watt. Four exceptional musicians whose work spans multiple genres and generations, Big Walnuts Yonder is a monumental endeavor that's more than the sum of its parts. The results are a truly epic album defying categorization, where one might hear elements of proto-punk, free jazz, power pop, experimental music, psych-rock and your first teenage acid trip all in one.
A singer who, some 25 years previously, first performed in public by playing a Merle Haggard song, Bonny has often cited Merle's work in performance, on records and in conversation with anyone who was around, even talking to Merle himself for Filter magazine in The songs sung on Best Troubador are pulled from all over -- from Haggard's third album in through to his 47th in -- but this is no simple hits compilation.
Capable only of occupying a shared space between himself and Merle Haggard, Bonny chose personal favorites, singing the songs he wanted to sing, to find Merle and himself together in the music. Only two of Hag's thirty-eight! Seven of the sixteen songs are from his later period, after his long run at the top of the country charts had ended, but before encroaching mortality could finally cease the singular and indefatigable creativity of Merle Haggard.
It soothes the soul and pulls it gently toward the truth it communicates. Every word and note of this album is intended to either reflect beauty, or expose the ugliness that blocks us from living lives of meaning. Band members past and present raided their personal archives to provide previously unseen photos and memorabilia which have been collected into a beautiful hardcover book, along with a series of original essays.
The book is available as part of the limited edition Super Deluxe album collection that also comes with a two-hour DVD containing rare and unseen archive footage. Lovely Creatures is available in four formats, all featuring personal and rare photographs of the band.
Others know the catalogue better than I do! This release is designed to be a way into three decades of music making. The songs we have chosen are the ones that have stuck around, for whatever reason. Some songs are those that demand to be played live.
Others are lesser songs that are personal favorites of ours. Others are just too big and have too much history to leave out. They are the ones you must discover by yourselves. His debut album is a fresh take on the classic sounds of yesteryear; Clyde breathes new life into the velvety vocal, tack-piano, slide-guitar-style that can instantly walk you through the swinging doors of a packed saloon.
The adroit, almost telepathic interplay among the musicians allows Cohen to soar, making it clear why he is one of the most talked-about jazz musicians on the contemporary scene. While Coltrane's music is gaining wider acceptance there is an entire era of her recorded output that remains obscure, almost as if by design. They were manufactured and distributed in limited quantities amongst her spiritual community.
Operating outside of the constraints of the commercial recording industry Coltrane was free of external pressures whether monetary or deadline. She recorded this music totally on her own terms. The resulting compositions synthesized her spiritual and musical outlook into a highly original work that is unique unto herself. It was conceived with the double LP format in mind: four sides with six tracks each, which you can listen to in the right order, from start to finish, according to a logical, thought-out progression for each side slow tempo, medium tempo, orchestrations, electricity, etc.
But in working-dog years, ol' Mac here could easily qualify for social security. To stay gold, turns out all he needed was some new tricks. His recordings and live shows fuse the punk songwriter tradition of Billy Bragg with the experimental tape loop minimalism of William Basinski, and reveal incurable obsessions with transportation infrastructure, modernist literature, and lo-fi Chicago house tracks.
The result is an assured, compelling, vital body of work, tying together the ancient and future: weaving swathes of buzzing digital textures, field recordings, clattering beats and distorted jazz sax with fizzing orchestral arrangements.
Compassion is equal parts disorienting and immersive, balancing bold sweeping gestures and crumbling textures; tracks seemingly disintegrating and reassembling at points across the album. Blending both digital and specially recorded brass, strings and vocals, Barnes's processing never truly makes it clear what's new or old, sampled or unique, constantly blurring and toying with the line between digital and acoustic.
After several years the master tapes were seemingly lost for good, but that all changed at the end of Through their unbarred emotion and unique blend of alternative rock and punk roots, the band expand their sonic palette, further illuminating their skill of creating well-narrated stories paired with palpable emotion that urges listeners to dive in and craft their own narratives.
Three of the four members write and sing, each a frontman and a sideman simultaneously. During a live show, the bandmates can be seen frequently swapping instruments and positions on stage. The setup isn't democratic so much as it is simply adaptable and committed: doing what the song demands, getting the sound just right.
Hoops' full-length debut, Routines is a bittersweet and honest record that sounds both warmly familiar and jarringly distinctive. The visual side of their image feels fresh and authentic and they look like very modern rockstars. This remarkable anthology documents some of Jansch's finest work. The magic feeling that sounds can sprinkle over any boring day is what got us all hooked.
That feeling of escapism After struggling through the label scene, she ended up turning to writing songs for other musicians just to stay in the game. The 12 tracks on Halo abound with hypnotic rhythms which seem to draw their energy from immemorial rituals; with timbral explorations and ever-changing soundscapes; with mysterious lyrics often touching on witchcraft, premonition and dreams, always used as metaphors for emotional states; with voices which sometimes move away from word and meaning to be reduced to abstract phonemes and onomatopoeia.
The album features contributions by Odin Schwartz and Diego Lopez de Arcaute who have both been playing live with Juana for a number of years , and Eduardo Bergallo who has taken part in the mixing of her previous albums , with Deerhoof's John Dieterich making a guest appearance on a couple of tracks. With lyrics that are as intense and unfiltered as his earlier work, Moreland delves into finding peace within.
With everything from expansive, futuristic balladry to mellow dance floor hits, Real High acts as the artists most focused and bold effort yet. This mirrors composer Arthur Jeffes' journey and exploration into a new musical territory. Penguin Cafe have evolved into something of their own at the hands of Arthur who started the band in with the continuation and homage to his father's legacy, the late Simon Jeffes' Penguin Cafe Orchestra.
Now, their upcoming album echoes reminiscent sounds that embrace the new. Here in 13 new ferocious and sophisticated tracks, Mike Hadreas and his collaborators blow through church music, makeout music, an array of the gothier radio popular formats, rhythm and blues, art pop, krautrock, queer soul, the RCA Studio B sound, and then also collect some of the sounds that only exist inside Freddy Krueger.
The new album finds Pierce transformed following two decades of recording and performing with her sister Catherine as The Pierces. Year Of The Rabbit unfurls in distinct, insinuating increments, a product not just of the songs themselves but also Pierce's ability to fully inhabit them, subtly adapting her vocal inflections from song to song to accommodate the musical atmospheres. Louis vibes, and Pentecostal steel guitar. Written in the shadow of the divisive election, the album is testament to the enduring power of protest music and a call-to-arms for a new generation looking to resist.
Recorded and mixed live from the soundboard by legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor Jackson, this latest edition captures the CRB on a Southern swing through Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston in November Recently, when not touring the world, Peter Rowan could be found on the beaches and in the clubs of Hawaii, absorbing the sounds that filled the airwaves in the days of Jimmie Rodgers and Mae Belle Carter, and adapting them to a brand-new set of his own songs.
My Aloha! Spencer Tweedy, home from college, joined on drums, while James Elkington a collaborator to both Tweedy and Salsburg shifted between piano and resonator guitar. Jeff added electric accents and some bass, but mostly, he helped the band stay out of its own way. Half of these songs are first takes. Self-titled with quiet confidence, Slowdive's stargazing alchemy is set to further entrance the faithful while beguiling a legion of fresh ears.
This time out the group dynamic was all-important. For us, that flow re-started with us playing live again and that has continued into the record. It feels very relevant to now. We camped out in here Chris' soulful vocals and understated guitar work are supported here by Cobb on acoustic guitar, Morgane Stapleton on harmony vocals, J.
Singer-songwriter Bruce Sudano has a storied history in the world of music. His work became involved with the raw expression of internal challenges central to everyday life. The Magic City is an aural snapshot of that metamorphic process.
Again, Gira and company play up contrasts by using acoustic guitar, found sounds, and wide-open space as vehicles for immersive negativity. Their style never stood predicated on a trend or a template.
They always create what feels right and let the results speak for themselves. Greetings From TajMo brings out the best in both artists, with the pair merging their distinctive voices, personalities and guitar styles to create vibrant, immediate music that's firmly rooted in tradition yet ruled by a playful sense of adventure. The song set also includes covers of John Mayer and The Who. Recorded December 15, in Brooklyn, New York. Personnel: Mat Walerian - alto saxophone, bass clarinet, soprano clarinet, flute; Matthew Shipp - piano, organ; William Parker - double bass, shakuhachi.
Since becoming a mother, the reality of a child s beautiful little life being torn apart by war felt like too big of a problem for me. Throughout its development, Young himself has made several statements about the material included, release dates, and marketing that have proven false as the project was modified for new multimedia formats and expanded upon to accommodate new releases or other relevant material.
The archives are divided into several series. The main part is a series of box sets covering separate periods of the artist's career. The Performance Series consists of individual releases of live material. Finally, there is the Special Edition series which will consist of previously unreleased albums. These different series also overlap; since, for example, two volumes of the Performance Series are included on the first Archives box set release, but are also sold separately.
As of , Neil Young has launched a subscription website and application where all of his music is available to stream in high resolution audio. The first volume, The Archives Vol. Also included in the set are several live discs, as well as a DVD of the long out-of-print film Journey Through the Past , directed by Young in the early s. Volume 1 was released as a set of 10 Blu-ray discs in order to present high resolution audio as well as accompanying visual documentation.
Young's manager Elliot Roberts said in that Volume 2 would span through ,  and would be released "two or three years" after Volume 1. Kenny Buttrey was in there for the first half, and Johnny Barbata came in for the second. It's a completely different thing, with completely different songs. Chrome Dreams , Homegrown and Oceanside-Countryside are the three unreleased studio albums.
In May , Young stated that Volume 2 would be finished by the summer, and that the remaining volumes would be issued relatively quickly following the second. Rahsaan Roland Kirk. Sing Me a Song of Songmy. Gary Burton and Keith Jarrett.
Natural Black Inventions: Root Strata. Joe Zawinul. Duke Ellington. Mongo Santamaria. Eddie Harris and Les McCann. Clarence Wheeler and The Enforcers. Max Roach with the J. White Singers. Lift Every Voice And Sing. Quiet Fire. Live At Newport. Keith Jarrett. The Mourning of a Star. Isaac Hayes. In the Beginning. Lonely Avenue. Invitation to Openness. Richard Evans. Don Shirley. Dave Brubeck. Charlie Mariano.
Randy Weston. Mississippi Gambler. Turk Murphy. Billie Holiday. Jelly Roll Morton. Coleman Hawkins. Chu Berry and Ben Webster. Lester Young. Miroslav Vitous. The Legendary Profile. Wild Flower. Eddie Harris Sings the Blues.
Von Freeman. Oscar Brown, Jr. A Meeting of the Times. Ella Fitzgerald. Hold On, I'm Coming. Robin Kenyatta. Hush 'N' Thunder. Clarence Wheeler. Art Ensemble of Chicago. Prepare Thyself to Deal With a Miracle. Gil Evans. Terra Nova. London Underground. Fanfare for the Warriors. Andy Bey. Experience and Judgment. Stompin' at the Savoy. Harold Alexander.
The Family of Mann. First Light. Arif Mardin. Pat Rebillot. Recollections of the Big Band Era. Mingus at Carnegie Hall. Solo Piano. El Juicio The Judgement. Changes One. Hustle to Survive. Herb Geller. That Is Why You're Overweight. All The Things We Are. The Doctor Is In Other Folks' Music. Duke Ellington's Jazz Violin Session. River High, River Low. Your Mind Is on Vacation. Peter Herbolzheimer. Don Pullen. Tomorrow's Promises. Three or Four Shades of Blues. Jay McShann.
The Last of the Blue Devils. Me, Myself An Eye. Something Like a Bird. More from the Last Concert. Duke Pearson Nonet. Valerie Capers. Portrait in Soul. Money in the Pocket. Rainbow: Denver Live. Pearl Jam: Completely Unplugged Live. Don Slepian: Reflections. Hurricane: Take What You Want. Wild Dogs: Reign of Terror.
Stryper: Together as One. Just Shoot Me! Snoop Dogg. Diana Krall. Cell Service. Cable To The Sky Hardwood Held Up Fairly Oh Doctor. Food was prepared together. A record of new material was essentially complete by the end of the week. This Too Shall Light 2. Odetta 3. Michigan 4. Freedom for the Stallion 5. Mandolin Wind 6. Long Daddy Green 7. The Stones I Throw 8. River of Love Helm left her home and comfort zone of Woodstock, NY, choosing to record in Los Angeles within the confines of just a four-day window.
The musicians were directed not to overthink the songs, and Helm herself barely performed any of the selections while leading up to the recording. As a result, the sessions forced fast musical trust among the collaborators and yielded the vibrant instrumental improvisations heard throughout This Too Shall Light.
Louis, MO Each member of SUMAC has remained prolific within their own right, with Turner continuing to release albums with a myriad of projects and through his own imprint SIGE, Yacyshyn recently releasing new music with Baptists as well as scoring a horror film soundtrack, and Cook consistently touring the world, sharing the stage with bands like Mastodon, Chelsea Wolfe, and many more.
Love can be ugly. Limited quantities to be pressed on multiple color vinyl variants. CD packaged in a 4 panel mini-LP style gatefold jacket printed on high gloss and with mini-poster insert. Don't get confused here, folks.
We're talking real-deal, shoot-from-the-hip group harmony of the highest order. The second Tommy heard the four Schaldas sing he knew he had to make a record with them. Quite simply ever y song yields magic. In , an English version of the album was released, but bore little resemblance to the original Jamaican release, sharing only two songs. This album was basically a Skatalites affair and became the version that was reissued for over thirty years.
In the mids, a new version of the album was released, sharing tracks from both earlier issues as well as adding four new tracks. To further complicate matters, in a Ska Authentic Vol. This new Studio One release marks the first time in fifty-three years that the original landmark album has become available again. It also gives a glimpse into the selections that drove the ska fans wild and fueled the dances. Tommy McCook - Freedom Sounds 2.
The Gaylads - Brown Skin Gal 3. Roland Alphonso - Full Dread 4. Lee Perry - Mother in Law 7. Roland Alphonso - Bridge View 8.
The Gaylads - Rolling Down 9. Roland Alphonso - Lee Oswald The Maytals - Heaven Declare Tommy McCook - Sca-Ba Delroy Wilson - Sammy Dead.
Box , Nashville, TN info katecampbell. Different again to all previous Necks albums 20 in total , the band has chosen 10 words and phrases that summarize the four richly contrasting episodes of this hour-long, mesmerizing groove. The Necks hold their own with the best of them when it comes to rhythmic complexity, but they have put much of that to one side for this album in the interests of conjuring their most relentlessly driving album since Hanging Gardens.
Hasaan Ibn Ali was born in and made only one commercial release in his lifetime which has of course become a cult classic. Combining the craggly dissonances of Monk with the spidery lines of Elmo Hope, and the muscular intensity of Cecil Taylor, his music and theories were a huge influence on Coltrane, McCoy Tyner and countless others.
Here Brian Marsella, Christian McBride and Anwar Marshall interpret the quirky compositions of this obscure musical master with a deep respect and a fresh imaginative voice.
Included are an unrecorded Hasaan original and a tribute piece by Brian Marsella. Originally just a regional hit on the East coast and in Washington DC specifically, the album gradually spread, influencing the nascent DC go-go scene. KAZI 3. Approximately fifty years after their initial release, this set collects some of the weirdest and most compelling recordings from the 20th century.
As with most comedy records before the late s, the language on these discs was not actually obscene at all, but rather, "suggestive," with the double-entendres. But in the s, these records stayed under the record store counter unless somebody came in and asked for them. The most successful comedian on the label was Redd Foxx real name: John Elroy Sanford , and he sold thousands of records on college campuses before most people ever heard of him.
Redd Foxx was a comedian on the burlesque circuit, providing the comedy routines between the strippers. Foxx and Williams had a falling out around , but Foxx was legally tied to Dooto until Frank Sinatra bought his contract for Sinatra's Loma label in Sanford actually, his older brother's name - as well as his father's, whom he never met. If Dooto had only produced the "blue" material, it would probably be long forgotten by now except, of course, on web pages such as this.
But the singles output of the label was a different story altogether. Certainly the most successful, and many would say the best, was "Earth Angel" by the Penguins, a record that is often near to the top of oldie radio station lists of the greatest records of all time. The members of the Penguins became unhappy with Dootsie Williams because he refused to give them advances on their royalties, so they got a new manager named Buck Ram.
Ram took the Penguins to Mercury Records, who were interested in buying the Penguins' contract. But as part of the deal, Ram insisted on a Mercury recording contract for another group he managed, the Platters. Of course, history shows the Platters went on to tremendous success on Mercury, and interest in the Penguins waned.
Even though many of the Mercury recordings by the Penguins were very good, they had little success after leaving Dootone, and by , after Mercury had dropped them and they had but one single released on Atlantic, the dispirited group re-signed with Dootsie Williams and his re-named label, Dooto.
In , Williams also recorded a group called the Medallions, with lead singer Vernon Green. Another group that had some success on Dootone was Don Julian and the Meadowlarks. In June of , they had a hit with "Heaven and Paradise". Even though they never had a big hit, the Calvanes' EP , titled "Voices For Lovers," is cherished by vocal group collectors and sells for megabucks today. The other side has two songs each by the Medallions, Meadowlarks, and Dootones.LP, Vinyl record album. 4. Various — Ethiopiques Vol 3 – Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music CD Buda (France), Late 60s-Mid 70s. Used Out Of Stock Add to Watch List. Volume 3 of this Amazing collection of Ethiopian pop/ jazz/ soul recorded Volume.