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THE GATHERING: Transcending Records To Release Limited Vinyl And Cassette Editions Of Mandylion And Nighttime Birds; Preorders Available Now

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dow, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 03:13 (seven months ago) link

Transcending Records is pleased to issue the only North American vinyl pressings of Mandylion and Nighttime Birds from legendary Dutch metal/rock unit THE GATHERING.

Initially released via Century Media Records in 1995, Mandylion is THE GATHERING's third studio
offering and first to feature the now-iconic vocals of Anneke van Giersbergen. The album was recorded and mixed at Woodhouse Studios in Hagen, Germany under the guidance of Siggi Bemm and Waldemar Sorychta and has since become a cult classic.

Transcending's initial pressing of the record in March of 2020 sold out before it even arrived from the manufacturing plant. Don't miss out on the second pressing featuring two new color variants -- white with red/black splatter and gold marble -- limited to 200 copies each, as well as traditional black, limited to 100 copies. This release is exclusive to North America and will not be distributed in Europe. The band will have copies available for sale when the release is available. Mandylion will also get its first official cassette pressing in over two decades (limited to 100 copies)!

Additionally, Transcending will release a CD edition of Mandylion, limited to 300 copies, and shipping now. 100% of the profits of the CD will go directly to THE GATHERING.

Mandylion will be released on February 19th, 2021.
ighttime Birds is THE GATHERING's fourth full-length first released by Century Media Records in 1997. The album was again recorded at Woodhouse Studios with producer Siggi Bemm. Nighttime Birds was a logical follow up to Mandylion, breathing the same atmosphere. Wrote All Music Guide, "Anneke van Giersbergen's voice often recalls Björk and may range from a powerful, throaty wail to a sweetly tuneful caress that belies her deliberate, crunching musical accompaniment. As with Mandylion, THE GATHERING no longer really sounds like a traditional death metal band; the music is mostly melodic (yet tinged with sorrow), slow to mid-tempo progressive metal, with van Giersbergen's distinctive voice soaring above the band's nicely varied textures."

Transcending's limited vinyl edition of Nighttime Birds will be available in white with green/black splatter (200), white and green color-in-color (200), and traditional black (100). Like Mandylion, it will also receive the cassette treatment (limited to 100 copies).

Nighttime Birds will be released on February 19th, 2021.
Starting as a raw, death metal influenced band, and creating what later could be called gothic metal, THE GATHERING has been an extraordinary group since the early '90s. On their early more obscure albums, Always (1992) and Almost A Dance (1993), THE GATHERING were among the first acts to combine male grunts with female voices. As innovators of this unique style, they became a role model for the likes of Within Temptation, Evanescence, and Nightwish. Vocalist Anneke van Giersbergen, who joined the band in 1994, proved to be an unstoppable growing vocal talent with an infectious, emotional, and heart-warming voice. From their rough metal roots, to the atmospheric sounds of Mandylion and dreamy, profound songs on Nighttime Birds, to their later musical endeavors within the progressive/triprock field, the Dutch collective has always remained true to themselves while building up a continuously increasing fan base.

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dow, Wednesday, 16 December 2020 03:20 (seven months ago) link

Strut store lists a bunch of upcoming releases, with track lists, but no notes, will post any more info as it becomes available---meanwhile, you can pre-order these:

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El Hal / The Feeling
Electric Jalaba
STRUT226D
March 12, 2021

More info, audio: https://strut.k7store.com/release/200975-electric-jalaba-el-hal-the-feeling

dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:23 (seven months ago) link

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Kologo
Alostmen
STRUT234D
January 29, 2021

More info, audio:https://strut.k7store.com/release/200161-alostmen-kologo

Several more here, but some may not be reissues:https://strut.k7store.com/

dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:30 (seven months ago) link

Also, from Strut's picks for Best of 2020, some reissues I missed:

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LÉVE LÉVE Sao Tomé & Principe sounds 70s​-​80s

he two Portuguese-speaking African islands of Sao Tomé & Principe, located in the Gulf of Guinea, created an unique music called Puxa : a refined mixture of various musical components from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. A blend of Semba, Merengue, Kompas, Soukouss, Coladeira patterns, often pushing forward with a voodoo-like energy, solid bass lines, delicate melodies and backing harmonies of the rich Sao Tomean melodic traditions. Very first compilation focusing on the golden age of these island’s sounds, the 16 tracks selected will surely set fire on all dance floors !

Léve-Léve is the first ever compilation devoted to music from São Tome and Principe, two small islands situated off the coast of Gabon in central Africa. The album unravels a story of liberation where the music of Africa, Europe and the Americas unify with a carefree spirit personified by a phrase the islanders use all the time: “léve, léve” (“take it easy”). With echoes of Angolan semba and merengue, of Brazilian afoxê, of coladeira from Cape Verde and dance music from the Caribbean, it is a sound fiercely proud of its island heritage, sung in local dialects and using distinctive local rhythms.

On this record you can hear the cultural and social history of São Tome and Principe, and how live music represented its beating heart. Once known as the “Chocolate Islands” (remarkably, these two tiny islands were the largest cocoa producers in the world, though now this title acts as a reminder of its colonial past), through the years leading up to independence from Portugal, music would be a fundamental voice of liberation and conviviality. Os Úntués were one of the first groups to make an impression, releasing a couple of 7 inches in Angola – the litmus test of success for any of the islands’ groups. They united unique rhythms and dances like socopé, puita and dança-congo – borne from the islands’ largely slave-descendant population – with the sound of pop music beamed in on the radio from Europe, even adding in a little bit of soukous and Brazilian instrumentation. Their main rivals were Conjunto Mindelo, who fused São Toméan rhythms with rebita, an Angolan style, to create high energy puxa, a truly original island rhythm.

From the mid-1970s, coinciding with independence from Portugal in 1975, the islands’ groups featured an even stronger African influence and nowhere was that more apparent than with Africa Negra. They would listen to the latest records from Gabon, Zaire and Cameroon, taking inspiration and trying out phrasing from the greats of Central African guitar playing, developing a devoted fan base off the islands, as well as on. A score of other bands would follow a similar musical path, with a few getting their dues overseas in Angola, Cape Verde, Portugal and across Africa.

Os Leonenses (led by the iconic Pedro Lima), Conjunto Sangazuza, Sum Alvarinho and Conjunto Ecuador were just some of the other bands that formed a lively home-grown music scene that lit up the islands’ bars and open-air shows from the 1950s through to the mid-90s. Regardless of class or age, they were responsible for keeping the population entertained come the weekend, with Sunday matinee shows the highlight of the week, the music not stopping from midday until midnight.

As a Portuguese island colony that was for many years populated with slaves brought from Africa, São Tome and Principe has much in common with other Lusophone countries and boasts a richly complex and idiosyncratic musical DNA. Whilst the musical tapestries of Angola and Cape Verde are well known, São Tome and Principe’s secrets were assigned to the islanders themselves. Until now.
https://lesdisquesbongojoe.bandcamp.com/album/l-ve-l-ve-sao-tom-principe-sounds-70s-80s

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Long Time Ago
by Azumah

Originally released in 1989, these original compositions are steeped in South African musical traditions yet infused with the singular visionary craft of Smiles Makama, the innovator and wizard from eSwatini (Swaziland). Mbiras, marimbas, percussions, musical bows and bewitching vocal harmonies sustain political and spiritual mantras for an ecstatic trip reminiscing of the best work of Nana Vasconcelos, Don Cherry, Malombo and Soweto based band BCUC.

Azumah was the coming together of a group of talented young dancer-musicians from Soweto (South Africa) with musician and instrument-maker Smiles Mandla Makama of eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). ‘Long Time Ago’ is the surprising and enticing, resultant album from 1985, recorded in the house of theatre stalwarts Des and Dawn Lindberg in Johannesburg.
Produced by David Marks (3rd Ear Music, Hidden Years Music Archive Project), Des Lindberg and Smiles Makama, this album takes us back to a priceless musical moment in the dark and wild eighties of apartheid South Africa. Smiles Makama is a gifted and visionary music-maker. He was born in South Africa but grew up in eSwatini, the small kingdom enveloped by South Africa and Mozambique on each side. He tells the story of the process leading to the... more
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https://nyaminyamirecords.bandcamp.com/album/long-time-ago-2

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Aicha
by Maalem Mahmoud Gania

...The resulting album, after the dizzying intensity of the opening song, offers more relaxed, laid back interpretations of the Gnawa ritual repertoire, and a deeper, more gentle sound than our previous Gania release, Colours of the Night. The album shines a light on Mahmoud's virtuoso guimbri playing and mastery of Gnawa songcraft, and is a standout amongst his many cassette releases.

The album comes with extensive sleeve notes written by Tim Abdellah Fuson, Berkeley scholar and curator of the excellent Moroccan Tape Stash blog.
https://maalemmahmoudgania.bandcamp.com/album/aicha

dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:54 (seven months ago) link

Several more reissues (along w a few new releases, incl. Beatrice Dillon's v. excellent Workaround) are linked from this playlist:
https://www.buymusic.club/list/strut-records-struts-bandcamp-favourites-2020

dow, Thursday, 17 December 2020 19:57 (seven months ago) link

Just pre-ordered these from Cherry Red. They come out February 26, so I'll have long since forgotten about them by the time they arrive, something I always enjoy.

Georgia Satellites, Ultimate Georgia Satellites 3CD set (all three of their Elektra albums, plus 18 B-sides and bonus tracks)

Toe Fat, Bad Side Of The Moon – An Anthology 1970-1972 (2CD set with both of their albums plus a non-LP single)

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 19 December 2020 00:52 (seven months ago) link

Philadelphia pianist Hasaan Ibn Ali was legendary for only appearing on one album, ever, despite being beloved among jazz musicians and some fans. That album, The Max Roach Trio Featuring the Legendary Hasaan, came out in 1965, and it's killer. A few months later, he recorded a session of his own for Atlantic featuring Odean Pope on sax, Art Davis on bass, and Kalil Madi on drums. It was shelved because Hasaan got arrested, and the tapes went up in the Atlantic warehouse fire of 1978, but now an acetate has been discovered, and Metaphysics: The Lost Atlantic Album will be released on LP and CD in March 2021. Pre-order it here.

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but also fuck you (unperson), Sunday, 20 December 2020 13:52 (seven months ago) link

Yeah I love that album, nice!

brimstead, Sunday, 20 December 2020 22:21 (seven months ago) link

(the og one with max roach)

brimstead, Sunday, 20 December 2020 22:21 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

On-U Sound present comprehensive New Age Steppers reissue campaign
The seminal group fronted by Ari Up of The Slits (RIP)

Four studio LPs reissued alongside album of unreleased music, plus anthology boxset, all released 19th March 2021

A loose studio collective centred around the musical partnership of Adrian Sherwood and Ari Up from The Slits, New Age Steppers existed on-and-off from 1980 to 2012. Notable for bringing musicians from the post-punk and reggae scenes together, their records feature contributions from members of The Pop Group, The Raincoats, Flying Lizards, Roots Radics, Aswad and Creation Rebel.

This reissue campaign features:
Their first 3 classic studio albums back on vinyl for the first time since original release in the early 80s: New Age Steppers, Action Battlefield and Foundation Steppers

A first time vinyl pressing of the posthumous 2012 Love Forever album, with sleeve by Vaughan Oliver collaborator Chris Bigg of v23

A new LP of outtakes and rarities, Avant Gardening (in the On-U tradition of albums such as Return Of The Crocodile, Displaced Masters and Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi)

New sleevenotes for all LPs by Oli Warwick featuring interviews with Adrian Sherwood and other key players

A 5CD + 32 page book boxset anthology of all their work for the On-U Sound label, Stepping Into A New Age
New Age Steppers launched On-U as the first act to release both a single and album on the label, and it's fitting to have these brilliant records back out in the world, as the label celebrates its 40th anniversary in 20

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 7 January 2021 15:21 (six months ago) link

The Misunderstood: Children Of The Sun, The Complete Recordings 1965-1966
Misunderstood (The)

£11.99
Released February 26, 2021.

CHILDREN OF THE SUN finally assembles The Misunderstood’s entire known output from 1965-1966 onto one package, suitably re-mastered by Alec Palao. With incisive sleeve-notes from Mike Stax (Ugly Things) and involvement with various original band members, and a handsome design from Andy Morten (Shindig!), this is truly the definitive document of a legendary underground band, assembled by those who love their music.

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The Misunderstood: Children Of The Sun, The Complete Recordings 1965-1966 quantity
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Categories: Grapefruit, Physical
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• The Misunderstood must rank as one of the greatest cult bands of the sixties psychedelia era. The band began forging their innovative sound in Riverside, California, where they were discovered by DJ John Peel (then working in the US as John Ravenscroft). Having cut a few recordings locally, the band relocated to the UK on Peel’s recommendation.

• In London, The Misunderstood signed to Fontana Records to cut what are consider six landmark tracks. Issued that December, ‘I Can Take You To The Sun’ remains a high watermark of the original psychedelia era and was backed by an explosive version of Bo Diddley’s ‘Who Do You Love’, but the band broke up soon afterwards when singer Rick Brown was drafted. A second single, the blistering psych rock of ‘Children Of The Sun’ (backed by the anti-war gem ‘I Unseen’) was belatedly issued in February 1969 when a new line-up of the band re-signed to the label.

• In 1982, Cherry Red released the landmark compilation LP, Before The Dream Faded, which not only unveiled two further Fontana recordings, the high octane ‘Find The Hidden Door’ and ‘My Mind’ but also collated seven archive tracks from the band’s Riverside days. Since then, additional recordings have surfaced on various retrospectives.

• CHILDREN OF THE SUN finally assembles The Misunderstood’s entire known output from 1965-1966 onto one package, suitably re-mastered by Alec Palao. With incisive sleeve-notes from Mike Stax (Ugly Things) and involvement with various original band members, and a handsome design from Andy Morten (Shindig!), this is truly the definitive document of a legendary underground band, assembled by those who love their music.

Track Listing:

DISC ONE
1. CHILDREN OF THE SUN
2. MY MIND
3. WHO DO YOU LOVE
4. I UNSEEN
5. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR
6. I CAN TAKE YOU TO THE SUN
7. I’M NOT TALKING (Unedited UK Vsn) *
8. I UNSEEN (IBC acetate)
9. MY MIND (IBC acetate)
10. FIND THE HIDDEN DOOR (IBC Acetate)
11. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 1)
12. WHO’S BEEN TALKING
13. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO
14. I’M NOT TALKING (Gold Star Version)
15. CHILDREN OF THE SUN (IBC Acetate 2) *

Tracks 12, 13 first released as single, 1966
Tracks 2, 5 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982)
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 8-11 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004
Track 7: unedited version of 1966 recording first released on
Before The Dream Faded.

* previously unissued

DISC TWO
1. SHE GOT ME (Version 1)
2. I NEED YOUR LOVE
3. I CRIED MY EYES OUT
4. CRYIN’ OVER LUV
5. END OF TIME
6. LIKE I DO
7. SHE GOT ME (Version 2)
8. WHY
9. BURY MY BODY
10. DON’T BREAK ME DOWN
11. GOT LOVE IF YOU WANT IT
12. THUNDER ‘N LIGHTNIN’
13. I UNSEEN (Riverside version)
14. SHAKE YOUR MONEYMAKER
15. I JUST WANT TO MAKE LOVE TO YOU
16. YOU GOT ME DIZZY
17. GOIN’ TO NEW YORK
18. BLUES WITH A FEELING

Tracks 2-4, 6 first released on Before The Dream Faded, 1982
Track 14 first released on Golden Glass 12” EP, 1984
Tracks 15-18 first released on The Legendary Gold Star Album/Golden Glass, 1997
Tracks 1, 5, 7-13 first released on The Lost Acetates, 2004

Stevolende, Thursday, 7 January 2021 20:18 (six months ago) link

Great to get pretty much everything in one place. I think what isn't there is outside the timeline.
Have loved the band since I got the e.p. then the Before tHe Dream Faded lp when i was like 14 and they were just coming out.

Stevolende, Thursday, 7 January 2021 20:20 (six months ago) link

Black Sabbath's Heaven and Hell and Mob Rules are being deluxe-ified on March 5 with tons of live stuff as bonus material.

HEAVEN AND HELL: DELUXE EDITION
2-CD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)
1. “Neon Knights”
2. “Children Of The Sea”
3. “Lady Evil”
4. “Heaven And Hell”
5. “Wishing Well”
6. “Die Young”
7. “Walk Away”
8. “Lonely Is The Word”

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
1. “Children Of The Sea” – Live B-Side Of “Neon Knights” *
2. “Heaven And Hell” – Live B-Side Of “Die Young” *
3. “Lady Evil” – 7” Mono Edit (unreleased on CD)
Hartford Civic Center, Hartford, CT (August 10, 1980)
4. “Neon Knights” *
5. “Children Of The Sea” *
6. “Heaven And Hell” *
7. “Die Young” *
Hammersmith Odeon, London (Dec 31, 1981- Jan 2, 1982)
8. “E5150”
9. “Neon Knights”
10. “Children Of The Sea”
11. “Heaven And Hell”

MOB RULES: DELUXE EDITION
2-CD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album (2021 Remaster)
1. “Turn Up The Night”
2. “Voodoo”
3. “The Sign Of The Southern Cross”
4. “E5150”
5. “The Mob Rules”
6. “Country Girl”
7. “Slipping Away”
8. “Falling Off The Edge Of The World”
9. “Over And Over”

Bonus Tracks
10. “The Mob Rules” – Heavy Metal Soundtrack Version
11. “Die Young” – Live B-Side Of “Mob Rules” 7” *
12. “The Mob Rules” – New 2021 Mix **
Live At The Hammersmith Odeon London (31/12/81 - 2/1/82)
13. “Country Girl”
14. “Slipping Away”
15. “The Mob Rules”
16. “Voodoo”
Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982
17. Intro **
18. “Neon Knights” **

Disc Two: Bonus Tracks
Live At Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR, April 22, 1982
1. “N.I.B.” **
2. “Children Of The Sea” **
3. “Voodoo” **
4. “Black Sabbath” **
5. “War Pigs” **
6. Drum Solo **
7. “Iron Man” **
8. “The Mob Rules” **
9. “Heaven And Hell” **
10. Guitar Solo **
11. “Sign Of The Southern Cross/Heaven And Hell” – Reprise **
12. “Paranoid” **
13. “Children Of The Grave” **

but also fuck you (unperson), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 15:21 (six months ago) link

Currently on Night Flight Plus TV streaming, maybe later otherwise:
A Night with Lou Reed is an intimate visual record of Reed's legendary 1983 sold-out engagement at The Bottom Line in New York City. Fronting the most musically articulate band he had ever assembled--Reed and Robert Quine on guitar, Fernando Saunders on bass and Fred Maher on drums--Reed performs a treasure trove of his best hits. The energy and interplay on stage is so intense that it grabs the raw nerve of rock 'n' roll urgency.
https://www.nightflightplus.com/videos/a-night-with-lou-reed/60022440a8ccbe0001b9304e

The legendary and infamous New York Dolls at their best! Amazing rare live clips and interviews filmed by Bob Gruen and Nadya Beck in the 70s. Footage from early shows in NYC all the way to the TV studios, clubs and swimming pools of Los Angeles. Black and white film was never so colorful! Includes ripping versions of "Personality Crisis," "Who Are the Mystery Girls'" "Babylon" and more.
https://www.nightflightplus.com/videos/new-york-dolls-lookin-fine-on-television/589c30d3fef27c104501c2e0

dow, Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:51 (six months ago) link

SOUL JAZZ RECORDS
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SOUL JAZZ RECORDS (09/01/2021)
Rachael Bird • January 9, 2021

Hear Stuart every Saturday morning with two hours of soul, jazz and world music. This show features tracks from The Clark Sisters, Groove Assassin and Saint Paul.
All shows stashed here:
https://sohoradiolondon.com/?s=soul+jazz

dow, Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:55 (six months ago) link

From The Allen Ginsberg Project:
Big news announced this week, the upcoming (April 2021) CD release by Omnivore Recordings of Howl at Reed College (from February, 1956, the first recorded reading).
Variety in its announcement notes the background:

“The tape went forgotten until 2007, when author John Suiter found it in a box at Reed’s Hauser Memorial Library while doing research on another poet who read at the college that day, Gary Snyder. Its discovery made the news after being verified the following year. But it was to still go unheard to the general public until a Hollywood-Oregon connection made its release inevitable.

Reed named Dr. Audrey Bilger its president in 2019. Bilger happens to be married to Cheryl Pawelski, the Grammy-winning co-founder of Omnivore Recordings, who had moved to Oregon herself upon Bilger’s appointment. Omnivore already had history with Ginsberg, having released The Complete Songs of Innocence and Experience in 2017 and The Last Word on First Blues in 2016. Using her existing connections with the Ginsberg estate, Pawelski sent the tape to Grammy Award-winning engineer Michael Graves to have it transferred, restored and mastered.”

Chris Lydgate in Reed Magazine tells more:

Its first public reading took place at San Francisco’s famous Six Gallery in October, 1955. Along with Ginsberg, the evening included readings by Gary Snyder, Philip Whalen, Philip Lamantia, and Michael McClure. Poet Kenneth Rexroth was the emcee; Jack Kerouac, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and Neal Cassady were in the audience. Unfortunately, no one thought to record this historic moment. Ginsberg was recorded reading the poem at Berkeley a few months later in March, 1956, and for many years literary historians thought that recording was the first. But they were wrong. Earlier in 1956, Ginsberg and Snyder went hitchhiking through the Pacific Northwest, and arrived at Reed, where they decided to hold a poetry reading in the common room of the Anna Mann dormitory. On February 14, Ginsberg read the first section of “Howl,” still very much a work in progress. And this time, someone brought a tape recorder.”
links: https://allenginsberg.org/2021/01/f-j-15-2/

dow, Saturday, 16 January 2021 17:59 (six months ago) link

I like Byard Lancaster, esp. his album incl. Sonny Sharrock, It's Not Up To Us, released in 1968, on Vortex, baby. Much later w Ronald Shannon Jackson, Laswell, Arcana--he did a lot of other stuff too, certainly Philly-wise, like it says here:

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"From A Love Supreme to The Sex Machine!" The personal musical
mantra of the late Philadelphia reedman Byard Lancaster informed an
open-minded and varied lifetime in jazz.
Strut presents one of Lancaster’s lesser known classics, ‘My Pure Joy’, recorded in 1992 for Black Fire. Lancaster had initially cut his musical teeth with the avant-garde on New York’s Lower East Side in the 1960s (famously on sessions with pianist Dave Burrell and drummer Sunny Murray) and in Paris during the ‘70s after an appearance at the Actuel festival but, throughout his career, his path was built around community engagement, positivity and “the Philly jazz sound, Germantown style.” He became an ambassador for the music of the City Of Brotherly Love, starting his own Dogtown label, helping launch the Philly Jazz imprint and campaigning tirelessly to improve the circumstances of the city’s street musicians. Lancaster’s sessions for Black Fire were planned following a gig at Caverns Jazz Club in Washington DC. “Jimmy Gray of Black Fire and I originally met during the ‘riotous blisters’ of the late Sixties there,”
explained Lancaster. “We became the best of friends.” Backed by a band
of Philly musicians including percussionist Keno Speller and Baba Robert
Crowder (drummer for Olatunji and Art Blakey), the album also featured the Drummers From Ibadan led by Tunde Kuboye, another influential figure
dedicated to community jazz with whom Lancaster had bonded while
teaching in Lagos. The result was a free-flowing set of spirituality and
positivity, built around full band groove workouts, solo pieces and heavy
African roots. “We had big fun documenting this music,” remembered
Lancaster. The message of the album remains as relevant today as ever, “I
dedicate this album to all African Americans in the USA. To the youth, I ask ‘What does it profit a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul?’”
Originally delayed by three years because of cashflow issues within Black
Fire, ‘My Pure Joy’ eventually surfaced as one of the label’s final CD
releases in 1995 and has never before appeared on vinyl.
credits
releases February 26, 2021

Will be available in mp3/wav, as stand-alone or incl. with Vinyl, CD
https://strut.k7store.com/release/213107-byard-lancaster-my-pure-joy

dow, Monday, 18 January 2021 00:31 (six months ago) link

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Beyond their highly sought after 1978 album Festa Para Um Novo Rei­ - home to the mystical jazz-funk classic ‘Vidigal’ and released on Philips’ iconic Musica Popular Brasileira Contemporanea series (MPBC) - little is known about Marcos Resende & Index, even to aficionados of obscure Brazilian music. Far Out Recordings issue their previously unreleased self-titled debut album from 1976, contributing a crucial missing work from the glory days of progressive Brazilian instrumental music.

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/marcos-

dow, Tuesday, 19 January 2021 23:30 (six months ago) link

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Cuba: Music and Revolution: Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1 is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records) that explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba.

The album comes as a heavyweight 3xLP and deluxe 2xCD set, complete with extensive sleeve notes, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

The album is released to coincide with the massive new deluxe large format book Cuba: Music and Revolution: Original Cover Art of Cuban Music: Record Sleeve Designs of Revolutionary Cuba 1959-90, published in November, which is also compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker (Soul Jazz Records), and which features the music and record designs of Cuba, made in the 30-year period following the Cuban Revolution.

The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.

The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970s and 1980s – who were all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms that reflected both the Afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music - and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album have never been heard outside of Cuba.

Both Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker have been involved in Cuban music for more than two decades – Gilles Peterson with his many Havana Cultura projects for his Brownswood label and Stuart Baker with a number of Soul Jazz Records albums recorded in Cuba. This Soul Jazz Records album is released in conjunction with Egrem, the Cuban state record company, and has been put together after the many crate-digging trips that both compilers have made on the streets of Havana and beyond in Cuba stretching over a 20-year period, searching out rare and elusive original Cuban vinyl records.

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*Please note the vinyl sticker of this album says "+download code" but it's a mistake! There is no download with this particular album. Sorry for this error!
3-LP, 2-CD. More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/cuba-music-and-revolution

dow, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:43 (six months ago) link

Here's the book, looks great: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/sjr/product/original-album-cover-art-of-cuban-music-

dow, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:44 (six months ago) link

This press sheet says the album is Out Today, may mean UK---Amazon US says Feb. 12 (they'll have both the vinyl and CD sets, supposedly).

dow, Wednesday, 20 January 2021 19:49 (six months ago) link

Catching up w this: Where to Begin with Touch and Go Records on Bandcamp
https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/touch-and-go-list

dow, Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:37 (six months ago) link

jeez

Continuing the 50th celebrations and following December’s special multi-format release of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, The Kinks return again with the unveiling of The Moneygoround one-man show live stream - available to watch as a one time broadcast HERE at The Kinks’ YouTube channel on January 29th at 8PM (GMT). Subscribe to the channel now to set a reminder.

Ray commented: “The Moneygoround' is a one-man show documenting a character facing the challenging circumstances of making an album under extreme pressure. This play, similar to a psychodrama, follows the ups and downs of the character as he plays out events in his life. He confronts the dark forces surrounding him after falling into an emotional and financial "hole" eventually he is saved by a song after confiding in his friend, Lola."

The 45-minute play is co-written by Ray and Paul Sirett, who worked with him on "Come Dancing" and the BBC Radio 4 play "Arthur."

This unique audio-visual production has been intimately filmed with the Actor Ben Norris as the leading Character - https://bennorris.net. The presentation will also feature video content inserts of archive footage. The whole show will also include the "Any Time 2020" lyric video, the "Lola" Unboxing Video, and the "Lola" lyric video.

Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One, commonly abbreviated to Lola Versus Powerman, or just Lola, is the eighth studio album by The Kinks, recorded and released in 1970. A concept album ahead of its time, it’s a satirical appraisal of the music industry, including song publishers, unions, the press, accountants, business managers, and life on the road. One of the all-time classic Kinks albums.

Although it appeared during a transitional period for The Kinks, Lola Versus Powerman was a success both critically and commercially for the group, charting in the Top 40 in America and helping restore them in the public eye, making it a "comeback" album. It contained two hit singles: "Lola," which reached the #9 US, #2 UK, and Germany - becoming the Kinks' biggest success since "Sunny Afternoon" in 1966 - and "Apeman," which peaked at #5 in the UK and Germany.

The special multi-format release of Lola Versus Powerman and the Moneygoround, Part One is out now as a lovingly produced Deluxe Box Set, 1LP, Deluxe 2CD, 1CD, and digitally - order here.

The Moneygoround is a show not to be missed!
https://thekinks.info/

dow, Friday, 22 January 2021 01:27 (six months ago) link

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LIMITED EDITION PURPLE VINYL

CLASSIC and rare Brazilian album from 1973 including the KILLER bossa dance cut Ain't No Sunshine plus tunes by Edu Lobo, Jobim and Sivuca himself. One of the best Brazil/bossa/jazz dance albums ever! Post- Sergio Mendes, Tropicalia, seriously uplifting and beautiful stuff!
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/sivuca-sivuca

dow, Friday, 22 January 2021 21:31 (six months ago) link

T2: It’ll All Work Out In Boomland, 3CD Digipak
T2

£17.99
Released March 26, 2021.

• NEW RE-MASTERED & EXPANDED 3CD DIGIPACK EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1970 ALBUM BY T2
• EXPANDED TO INCLUDE TWO ADDITIONAL CDs OF ARCHIVE RECORDINGS FROM 1970 & 1971-1972
• NEWLY RE-MASTERED FROM THE ORIGINAL DECCA MASTER TAPES
• WITH ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET & ESSAY

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a re-mastered and expanded 3CD digipack edition of the cult 1970 album by Progressive Rock power trio T2. Formed in 1970 by PETER DUNTON, a former drummer with GUN, and former members of BULLDOG BREED, guitarist and backing vocalist KEITH CROSS and BERNARD JINKS (bass, backing vocals), T2 officially released one classic studio album during their short career, It’ll All Work Out in Boomland, issued by Decca Records in July 1970. Taking the template established by acts such as THE WHO, CREAM and JEFF BECK GROUP, the maturity of the music belies the young age of the band. Featuring only four tracks, the album’s highlights included No More White Horses, perhaps the piece-de-resistance of the album, an amazingly powerful song with a wonderful horn arrangement, building to a powerful feedback-laden climax and the twenty-minute long Morning.

The album earned much praise upon its release and the band’s live performances hailed the teenager KEITH CROSS as “the new Eric Clapton”, much against his wishes. Despite this, issues with their record company, combined with a general dissatisfaction led to Cross departing the band after the trio had recorded a series of excellent tracks for a potential second album that failed to materialise after the band were dropped by Decca. By 1971 Bernard Jinks had also departed and Peter Dunton formed a new line-up of the band featuring guitarist ANDREW BOWN and bassist JOHN WEIR. This new line-up performed on the UK concert circuit and also recorded a series of fine tracks in the search of a new recording contract. Alas, by the end of 1972 T2 disbanded.

By the new millennium It’ll All Work Out in Boomland had been re-appraised and had attracted a cult following among aficionados of Progressive and Underground rock of the early 1970s, even leading to several tracks being sampled by DJs on Dance tracks. This Esoteric Recordings edition has been newly re-mastered from the original Decca master tapes and has been expanded by a further two CDs featuring their later recordings made in 1970 and 1971-1972. T2’s sole Decca album is presented here as a recognised classic of the era. Open your ears to Boomland!

Track Listing:

DISC ONE:
IT’LL ALL WORK OUT IN BOOMLAND
THE ORIGINAL ALBUM RE-MASTERED

1. IN CIRCLES
2. J.L.T.
3. NO MORE WHITE HORSES
4. MORNING

DISC TWO:
T2 – 1970 SESSIONS

1. HIGHWAY
2. CAREFUL SAM
3. TIMOTHY MONDAY
4. CD
5. THE MINSTREL
6. FANTASY
7. T2

DISC THREE:
1971 – 1972

1. AND TIME
2. LOOKING BACK
3. QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
4. SEVENTY-TWO
5. THE CLOWN
6. THE GAMBLER
7. CLOSING YOUR EYES
8. INTO THE RED
9. PDQ

Stevolende, Saturday, 23 January 2021 11:09 (six months ago) link

nice!!

brimstead, Saturday, 23 January 2021 18:17 (six months ago) link

Sacred Reich's The American Way, Surf Nicaragua, and Ignorance are all being reissued by Metal Blade on CD and LP on February 12.

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 25 January 2021 18:32 (six months ago) link

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LP
Reissue of 'Spring', the classic 1968 debut album by pianist Ibrahim Khalil Shihab!

This edition of Shihab’s stunning debut is the first time it has been properly available in over forty years, and the first time it has ever been available outside South Africa. Restored and presented with new liner notes by Valmont Layne, Spring can now be seen for what it is: a peerless masterwork of Cape Jazz, blessed by the presence of the great Mankunku, but truly animated by the subtle vision and original musical spirit of its creator, Ibrahim Khalil Shihab.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/_36

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 00:55 (six months ago) link

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LP
Kirk Lightsey and Rudolph Johnson with the All Stars
Habiba

Never released outside South Africa, and out of print even there since its original release in 1974, Outernational Sounds reissue one of the most sought-after international jazz exclusives ever to appear on South Africa’s famous Gallo imprint – the funky, spiritual and outward bound Habiba. Features Black Jazz records legend, Rudolph Johnson!
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/habiba

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:00 (six months ago) link

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2xLP
being
Broxburn Funk
FIRECRACKER RECORDINGS

Firecracker release this archive material from cult UK techno producer, being, who released some sought-after releases on Andrew Weatherall's Emissions Audio Output sub-label, Special Emissions and also collaborated with Detroit's Claude Young.
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/broxburn-funk

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:07 (six months ago) link

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LP in stock, CD out of stock
Nahawa Doumbia
Kanawa
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

Awesome Tapes From Africa release 'Kanawa' by Malian singer Nahawa Doumbia, recorded in Bamako with a full ensemble produced by longtime collaborator N'gou Bagayoko.

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/kanawa

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:14 (six months ago) link

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Andrew Weatherall: A Jockey Slut Tribute
JOCKEY SLUT

Book
DON'T MISS OUT on this ESSENTIAL book! An extensive, informative book on main man Andy Weatherall from those who knew him best including ... Bobby Gillespie, Danny Rampling, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Terry Farley and many more!

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Andrew Weatherall was the acid house generation’s most inspiring DJ and producer, renowned for his work on Primal Scream’s epoch-defining ‘Screamadelica’ and his own bands Sabres Of Paradise and Two Lone Swordsmen. As a DJ he was peerless and unpredictable, helming club nights that played techno, rockabilly or music that “never knowingly exceeded 122 bpm.”

Weatherall featured in seminal dance music magazine Jockey Slut many times during its lifetime. All his interviews from the publication are included within this tribute to The Guv’nor. Further articles cover the tenure of his professional life from the mid-80s to 2020. They include his beginnings at the influential Boy’s Own fanzine, his DJ sets at landmark nights Shoom and Sabresonic, and the plethora of ventures he still had running including the Woodleigh Research Project, A Love From Outer Space and festival Convenanza.

Jockey Slut magazine ran from 1993 - 2004. The influential club culture publication was started by John Burgess and Paul Benney as a self published Manchester based fanzine. It became a monthly when it moved to London in 1999. Jockey Slut was notable for being more music-centric, left-field and irreverent than other dance music magazines. It also bagged some real exclusives during its tenure giving first ever interviews to The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and The Avalanches.

Included in the 160 page, perfect bound book edited by founding Jockey Slut editor John Burgess is:

- All Andrew Weatherall's Jockey Slut interviews collated (1993-2004) including Weatherall Gets His Tats Out, I’m A Classic Underachiever, Two Lone Swordsmen and An Audience With... and more.
- Further new features and classic articles from Luke Una, Richard Norris, Kris Needs, Joe Muggs, Jim Butler, Mandi James, Lee Brackstone and more.
- Brand new 10,000+ word oral history of Andrew Weatherall’s early years from Shoom & Screamadelica to Sabres of Paradise featuring interviews with Bobby Gillespie, Ed Simons, Danny Rampling, Justin Robertson, Andrew Innes, David Holmes, Keith Tenniswood, Anna Haigh, Terry Farley and more.
- Retrospective of Andrew Weatherall’s club nights Sabresonic, Bloodsugar, Double Gone Chapel, Wrong Meeting, A Love From Outer Space by John Burgess.
All proceeds from the book will go to the charities that were important to Andrew Weatherall: Amnesty International, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Thrombosis UK, Crisis.

More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/andrew-weatherall-a-jockey-slut-tribute

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 01:19 (six months ago) link

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GAS
Zauberberg
KOMPAKT

CD
CLASSIC Wolfgang Voigt production from 1997 reissued via Kompakt! 'Zauberberg' laid the foundations for the GAS sound - a noxious blend of dragging orchestral arrangement with the weight of dread-heavy dub.

More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/gas-zauberberg

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:31 (six months ago) link

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CD
GAS
Königsforst
KOMPAKT

Following the 1997 release of ZAUBERBERG, Wolfgang Voigt’s ambient GAS project returned with KÖNIGSFORST, a full length that has stood the test of time as a template for introducing fundamentals of 90’s techno into the principles of contemporary electronic music.

KÖNIGSFORST brings glimmers of light into Voigt’s dark, magnificent forest. Melodic strings and brass are added to his signature layers of ominous intensity. The forest path is laid out by distant, muffled kick drums as deeply detuned classical music loops incessantly swirl with no direction.

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/gas-knigsforst

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:36 (six months ago) link

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CD
GAS
Pop
KOMPAKT

Classic material from Wolfgang Voigt's GAS project that originally surfaced on the cult Mille Plateaux label in 2000. An opiated haze that nods to Wagner with ambient techno and drone touches - one to get utterly lost in!

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/gas-pop

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:41 (six months ago) link

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New LP
Limited red vinyl edition
Out of stock

RZA
Ghost Dog: The Way Of The Samurai (Music From The Motion Picture)
36 CHAMBERS

Classic RZA score to Jim Jarmusch's meditative tale of honour and code of conduct starring Forest Whitaker and the great Henry Silva. Features appearances by Wu Tang Clan.

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/rza-ghost-dog-the-way-of-the-samurai-music-from-the-motion-picture

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:47 (six months ago) link

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2×LP
In stock
CD
In stock
MP3
In stock
100% Dynamite (New Edition)
Ska, Soul, Rocksteady & Funk in Jamaica

SOUL JAZZ RECORDS

This is the new digitally remastered expanded edition of Soul Jazz Records’ biggest ever selling reggae release, 100% Dynamite: Ska, Soul, Rocksteady and Funk in Jamaica.

If you didn't get it the first time now's your chance to find out where it all began - all killer no filler!. If you did and wore it out get it now with bonus tracks and free download code!

Since the album’s original release nearly twenty years ago, 100% Dynamite has become a cornerstone of funky reggae music: Eighteen killer tracks that show the influence that American Jazz, Funk and Soul music had on Jamaican Reggae.

100% Dynamite features come serious Jamaican funk by Jackie Mittoo, The Upsetters and Toots & The Maytals, the cream of Jamaica's jazz musicians such as Tommy McCook, Cedric Brooks and Lennie Hibbert. Also included here are heavyweight Reggae versions to Soul classics by Marlena Shaw’s ‘Woman of the Ghetto’, Aretha Franklin’s ‘Rocksteady’, Syl Johnson’s ‘Is It Because I’m Black’, William DeVaughan’s seminal ‘Be Thankful’ and more.

100% Dynamite also features revolutionary tunes such as Johnny Osbourne’s ‘We Need Love, Sound Dimension’s ‘Drum Song’ and Lloyd Robinson’s ‘Cuss Cuss’, songs that helped define a unique sound for Jamaican music in the sixties and seventies.

These influences went both ways – check Brentford All Stars massive ‘Greedy G’, the basis for Boogie Down Productions’ ‘Jack of Spades’, or Willie Williams’ ‘Armagideon Time’ later covered by The Clash.

This new expanded edition features seminal tracks from the greatest Jamaican producers – Clement Dodd, Lee Perry, Winston Riley (Techniques) and many more.

The album is available as CD, heavyweight double vinyl (+download), plus digital.

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/100-dynamite-2015-edition-ska-soul-rocksteady-funk-in-jamaica

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 02:55 (six months ago) link

No idear about this, except the hype shouts up my alley,*and* album gets extra points for ugly cover:

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LP
American Gypsy
Angel Eyes (1974)
MUSIC ON VINYL

This record is so heavy! An absolute bomb! 'Inside Out' is an AWESOME tune! - one of the heaviest bass lines of all-time, super tough Fender Rhodes keys and vocalist Steve Clisby sounds more like Gil Scott-Heron than well Gil Scott-Heron!

'Golden Ring' is like Jon Lucien meets Terry Callier before dropping in and out of wild jazz dance sections. 'Stuck on You' is an UNBELIEVABLY uplifting soulful tune!

This album is one of the most in-demand rare groove releases ever from a group that most people have never heard off.

Pre-order special limited edition GOLD coloured vinyl
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/american-gypsy-angel-eyes

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 19:13 (six months ago) link

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The Original Sound Of Mali (Ltd. Blue Vinyl Edition)
Various Artists
MR BONGO

2xLP

Killer comp showcasing the rich history of musical innovation from Mali - arguably the most sophiscated form of African music. Vik Sohonie & Dave Buttle have put together a collection of tracks from across the country steeped in Malian culture, and, in particular, the immense hypnotic beauty of Malian music. Featuring Malian musical legends such as Sory Bamba, Rail Band, Mory Kante and Salif Keita, as well as lesser known gems from Idrissa Soumaoro et L’Eclipse de L’Ija.

More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/the-original-sound-of-mali

dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 20:07 (six months ago) link

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LP out of stock
CD in stock
Antoinette Konan
Antoinette Konan
AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA

Reissue of Antoinette Konan's self-titled, electro-Baoulé blaster from 1986! This eponymous album features nothing more than her ahoko on the cover. The deceptively simple traditional percussion instrument transformed Ivory Coast’s Baoulé music scene when Konan deployed it against a roaring electrified backdrop of synth, bass guitar and drum machines. This album is a veritable UFO of instrumental force and contemporary pop sensibility landing in a boiling pot of diverse, creative characters inhabiting Abidjan, Ivory Coast (Côte d’Ivoire).

More info, audio:https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/_19
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dow, Friday, 29 January 2021 20:17 (six months ago) link

‘Let’s Take It To The Stage’ is basically an album of offcuts but it always sounded really coherent to me...probably my favourite

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Friday, 29 January 2021 21:59 (six months ago) link

^^ sorry wrong thread

X-Prince Protégé (sonnyboy), Friday, 29 January 2021 22:00 (six months ago) link

I agree, though!

dow, Saturday, 30 January 2021 01:31 (six months ago) link

Mr Bongo has a tracklisting for a cd of that Original Sound of Mali but I couldn't find a cd copy on their site.
Has that come and gone already or something?

Stevolende, Saturday, 30 January 2021 07:22 (six months ago) link

I just now checked that soundoftheuniverse store link in the post: CD still in stock.

dow, Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:14 (six months ago) link

couldn't find it there when I looked. Looks like it is actually an older release getting a special coloured vinyl release. looks like it actually came out in 2017 from discogs. Looked ion there and they had cd copies but didn't see them on either MR Bongo the release label's page or that Sounds of the universe. maybe search engine needed another specific cos I just got taken to the 2 different vinyl versions

Stevolende, Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:36 (six months ago) link

I'm still seeing it here: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/_19

dow, Saturday, 30 January 2021 17:40 (six months ago) link

71-75, that is, the digital promo, but looks like they've added tracks, so maybe an improvement; a lot of the earlier stuff is remarkable for sure.

dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:02 (three months ago) link

I have the first volume and it's amazing. And I'm listening to the second volume now and will consider it worthwhile just for "I Wouldn't Live in New York City (If They Gave Me the Whole Dang Town)":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUI3Uc91mgk

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:05 (three months ago) link

Ha-ha, yeah, that's a keeper for sure, so bitter.

dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:18 (three months ago) link

It gets better — the B-side is all about how much he hates Baltimore:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJXLwXP7ACE

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:20 (three months ago) link

Yes---cautionary tales.

dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:40 (three months ago) link

dashed good guitar across most of it too I would assume

Stevolende, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:57 (three months ago) link

Oh yeah, you can def hear that Beatles, Byrds etc. were listening

dow, Tuesday, 13 April 2021 17:58 (three months ago) link

This looks inflated to me, but haven't heard a lot of the bonus stuff:

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David Bowie 1970 rarities collected on new comp ‘The Width of a Circle’
Bill Pearis
Published: April 14, 2021

A new compilation of rare David Bowie material the artist recorded in 1970 is on the way. Named for The Man Who Sold the World's opening cut, The Width of a Circle is being billed as a companion piece to that album's 2020 "Metrobolist" reissue, featuring non-LP singles, alternate versions, and BBC sessions, including 21 never-before-released recordings.

More specifically, the two-CD set includes David Bowie and The Hype live performances from early 1970 -- The Sunday Show where he's introduced by John Peel and Sounds Of The 70’s -- as well as five songs by Bowie from The Looking Glass Murders (aka Pierrot In Turquoise) and 2020 Tony Visconti mixes of five tracks including "The Prettiest Star." There's also a 48-page book.

There's also a 10" vinyl The Width of a Circle EP being released, featuring 2020 Visconti mixes of "The Prettiest Star," "London Bye, Ta-Ta," "Memory of a Free Festival," and "Holy Holy."

Additionally, Rhino is releasing a picture disc version of The Man Who Sold the World that comes with a Bowie poster.

The Width of a Circle set and the two vinyl releases will be out May 26 via Rhino and are available for pre-order now. Check out the full tracklist for the two-CD set, as well as the artwork for the vinyl releases, below.
https://www.brooklynvegan.com/david-bowie-1970-rarities-collected-on-new-comp-the-width-of-a-circle/

dow, Wednesday, 14 April 2021 23:57 (three months ago) link

Another archival Swell Maps release, Mayday Signals, is out June 4 from Easy Action. Looks like a lot of it precedes the first LP. This is one of those bands where you would think the barrel would be empty, but apparently not? A comprehensive box set would be useful but maybe not cutup/random enough in spirit.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Thursday, 15 April 2021 01:17 (three months ago) link

Thanks! Keep getting these UMG enewsletters w vinyl bloat, but here's a couple of relative rarities that may be fanworthy:

KISS

Off the Soundboard

Recorded in Japan in 2001, this marks the first in a series of upcoming live releases by the band, and will be pressed on exclusive 3LP crystal clear vinyl with bone swirl, plus 3LP black vinyl, 2CD & digital. Out 6/11

Frank Zappa - Zappa '88:

The Last US Show

The last show Frank Zappa ever played in the U.S. has been newly remixed from the digital master tapes, and features the first official release of “The Beatles Medley,” plus 25 unreleased tracks. Available on digital, 2CD, or 4LP black or purple vinyl.
Zappa Store says "this item will ship on or around June 18", same for 2-CD edition, and adds,The live concert material is taken from Long Island, NY; Providence, RI & Towson, MD and newly remixed from the 48 track digital master tapes. It features the first official release of “The Beatles Medley” along with over 25 unreleased performances and liner notes by FZ’s drummer, Chad Wackerman and Vaultmeister, Joe Travers.
track list:

1. “WE ARE DOING VOTER REGISTRATION HERE”
2. THE BLACK PAGE (NEW AGE VERSION)
3 .I AIN’T GOT NO HEART
4. LOVE OF MY LIFE

RECORD ONE: SIDE 2

1. INCA ROADS
2. SHARLEENA
3. WHO NEEDS THE PEACE CORPS?
4. LEFT MY HEART IN SAN FRANCISCO (CORY/CROSS)

RECORD TWO: SIDE 3

1. DICKIE’S SUCH AN ASSHOLE
2. WHEN THE LIE’S SO BIG
3. JESUS THINKS YOU’RE A JERK
4. SOFA #1
5. ONE MAN, ONE VOTE

RECORD TWO: SIDE 4

1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, CHAD!
2. PACKARD GOOSE PT. I
3. ROYAL MARCH FROM “L’HISTOIRE DU SOLDAT” (STRAVINSKY)
4. THEME FROM THE BARTOK PIANO CONCERTO #3 (BARTOK)
5. PACKARD GOOSE PT. II
6. THE TORTURE NEVER STOPS PT. I
7. THEME FROM “BONANZA” (LEVANS/LIVINGSTON)
8. LONESOME COWBOY BURT

RECORD THREE: SIDE 5

1. THE TORTURE NEVER STOPS PT. II
2. CITY OF TINY LITES
3. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. I

RECORD THREE: SIDE 6

1. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. II
2. CITY OF TINY LITES
3. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. I

RECORD THREE: SIDE 6

1. POUND FOR A BROWN PT. II
2. THE BEATLES MEDLEY (LENNON/MCCARTNEY)
3. PEACHES EN REGALIA

RECORD FOUR: SIDE 7

1. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN (PAGE/PLANT)
2. I AM THE WALRUS (LENNON/MCCARTNEY)

RECORD FOUR: SIDE 8

1. WHIPPING POST (ALLMAN)
2. BOLERO (RAVEL)
3. AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL (BATES/WARD)

dow, Tuesday, 27 April 2021 15:59 (three months ago) link

Think this was out on the 23rd:

MOTÖRHEAD’s Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin, a previously unreleased recording from the 2012 Kings of The Road Tour, is available today via Silver Lining Music.

Recorded December 5, 2012, Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin captures Germany’s love affair with the Grammy award winning band as they play in front of 12,000 delirious, delighted and demented MOTÖRHEAD fans at the Berlin Velodrom.

Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is available on CD with a bonus live DVD, as a double vinyl set, box set (GSA Retail Exclusive and via D2C Worldwide Ex GSA, containing CD with bonus DVD in Digipak, double black vinyl gatefold album in 180 gm and MOTÖRHEAD branded passport cover) and via digital platforms.

Throughout Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin, MOTÖRHEAD’s powerful synergy boots its way through the speakers with the boisterous charm and dirty, dangerous, sweaty gusto that was the Lemmy Kilmister/Phil Campbell/Mikkey Dee trademark. From the unapologetically furious “I Know How to Die” to a deliciously raucous “Going to Brazil,” Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin is all about the thick, raw and liberating power of MOTÖRHEAD live, with longtime producer Cameron Webb bringing his mixing skills to the party as well as doing a 5.1 mix of the DVD. Further highlights include a favorably feral “Rock It,” a rudely raunchy “You Better Run” and a classic one-two haymaker of “Ace of Spades” and “Overkill.” The leading track from the album will be a cranium cracking “Over the Top,” a song which must be as close to definitive of this band as you’ll ever find.

A longtime favorite of heavy metal, punk rock and rock ‘n’ roll fans alike, MOTÖRHEAD also became unlikely media darlings around the globe. Early reviews of Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin have proven that five years after leader Lemmy Kilmister’s death, listeners are still ravenous for “new” MOTÖRHEAD music.

“…there's something about live MOTÖRHEAD recordings that make listeners feel as though they're in the crowd. The act's many years of experience lent to a robust and confident performance. MOTÖRHEAD's passion was simply undeniable, clearly displayed here.” – Blabbermouth

“‘Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin’ is a superb live album and DVD. It doesn’t get too much better than this.” - New Noise

“This live performance shows MOTÖRHEAD at the top of their game, as they have been performing as a trio for over a decade at this point.” – Classic Rock

“‘Louder Than Noise...Live in Berlin’ is a live album which shows everything for what MOTÖRHEAD stands. If you hear it, you'll get a lot of fun and some real Rock'n'Roll feeling. It's an honorable last release.” – Whiskey-Soda.com

“MOTÖRHEAD’s collective energy is as strong as it ever was and this is testament to the strength, depth and breadth of material they recorded throughout 40 illustrious years, across 22 studio albums. ‘Louder Than Noise …. Live In Berlin’ captures the very essence of this.” – Metal Planet

“‘Louder than Noise…Live in Berlin’ (is) a presentation about which MOTÖRHEAD’s most devoted fans will make plenty of noise.” - Phil’s Picks

“You’d think Germans are the biggest fans of MOTÖRHEAD based on the reactions of the crowd at the band’s 2012 Berlin stop on the ‘Kings Of The Road’ tour. It’s beautifully captured on the new album ‘Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin,’ with 12,000 screaming fans and big hits displayed in all their glory.” – Riff Magazine

“As another statement of how good MOTÖRHEAD is live, ‘Louder Than Noise…Live In Berlin’ is titled perfectly because in truth, only MOTÖRHEAD could be louder than noise.” – Cryptic Rock

dow, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:20 (three months ago) link

DAIS RECORDS ANNOUNCES GETTING THE FEAR COLLECTION LP
DEATH IS BIGGER: 1984-1985
OUT JUNE 18, 2021
WATCH THE VIDEO FOR "AGAINST THE WIND" HERE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1fpTja8b4
It's testament to how fertile England's mid-80's musical landscape was that the splintering of short-lived post-punk pioneers Southern Death Cult seeded so many memorable but divergent groups – from widescreen rock legends The Cult to romantic pop duo Into A Circle to “the Asian Public Enemy,” Fun-Da-Mental. But the band's most potent subsequent cross-pollination was undoubtedly Getting The Fear, formed by The SDC's rhythm section of Barry Jepson, David 'Buzz' Burrows, and Aki Haq Nawaz Qureshi, joined by Temple Ov Psychic Youth associate Paul ‘Bee’ Hampshire on vocals.

Galvanized by Margaret Thatcher's “iron fist” austerity policies and the cultural liberation of punk, the group blazed to creative fruition, quickly landing a lucrative deal with RCA. But immediately after recording their 1984 debut single, Last Salute, a shake-up at the label left them stranded and without support. Rather than stall in music industry purgatory they chose to dissolve, escaping their restrictive contract. Bee's lyrics on “Last Salute” are fitting final words: “If this must end let it pass me by / I’ll remain your friend, only flowers die.”

But this is of course only part of the story. Death Is Bigger: 1984-1985 rectifies history's error, collecting the group's entire vault of demos and unreleased songs alongside liner notes and a photo gallery capturing Getting The Fear in all their high libertine glory. The compilation's 10 tracks are alternately brooding, spiky, and sneering, fixated on dreams, sex, and Charles Manson (the sleeve of Last Salute famously features a detail from Manson's embroidered waistcoat, unbeknownst to label execs). Razor wire guitars slice across tense rhythms, veering between minimal and melodic, occasionally flowering into psychedelic poetry, revealing Bee's deep affinity with Psychic TV.

Taken as a whole, the album showcases the breadth of forking paths facing UK post-punk in 1984: pop eating itself, new wave while still new, transgression as alternative not affectation. Getting The Fear's music feels eclectic and unfettered, following whim, lust, and impulse, glinting with darkness against the fires of youth: “The earth is still beneath my feet, I start to sink to lose myself / Friends and lovers stand around unconcerned, their eyes in flames.”


Listen & Watch: Getting the Fear - "Against The Wind" (Official Video, dir. Jacqueline Castel)
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On1fpTja8b4

dow, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:23 (three months ago) link

Sorry, didn't realize they linked the same video twice.

dow, Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:25 (three months ago) link

Now that's a reissue long overdue. I found my (exceptionally battered) cassette of the demos while clearing some stuff out the other month.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:32 (three months ago) link

Just as well I got in there, it's close to selling out already.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Wednesday, 28 April 2021 22:37 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

National Record Store Day drops, lots and lots; click on the title for more info (are the Beat Farmers good?) https://recordstoreday.com/PromotionalEvent/580

dow, Sunday, 30 May 2021 20:19 (two months ago) link

The Beat Farmers were better live than studio and without Country Dick they were stolid rather than great. But they had Country Dick and they killed it live and that’s good enough.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 30 May 2021 23:56 (two months ago) link

THE GUN CLUB’S 1981 PUNK-BLUES CLASSIC DEBUT FIRE OF LOVE RETURNS WITH DELUXE DOUBLE-VINYL AND DOUBLE-CD REISSUES VIA BLIXA SOUNDS
Both the LP and CD Editions Come with 10 bonus tracks and the Previously Unreleased Live At Club 88 – March 6, 1981

Street date July 23, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA. (Tuesday June 1, 2021) — With a howling and unholy mix of punk rock and the blues, Jeffrey Lee Pierce and The Gun Club exploded upon the L.A. club scene in the early ’80s. They recorded their classic debut, 1981’s Fire Of Love, for the local Slash/Ruby Records label. And now that legendary album has been unearthed and brought back to life as a deluxe two-CD and two-LP set.

Both the double-CD and double-vinyl editions contain a digitally remastered version of the original 11-track album, produced by fellow L.A. scenesters Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters and The Plugz’s Tito Larriva. The CD version will include 10 previously unreleased four-track demos and alternate versions, while the LP will include a download card for the digital version of the 10 bonus tracks.
Both the CD and the vinyl versions will include a second disc, the previously unreleased Live At Club 88 – March 6, 1981, a concert recording capturing the band’s incendiary live set at the legendary West L.A. dive bar.

The double-vinyl version will be released as a two-LP set packaged in a gatefold cover with extensive liner notes by drummer Terry Graham and remembrances from producer Tito Larriva and co-producer Chris D., as well as rare photos and ephemera. The CD version will include a booklet with liner notes, photos and ephemera.
Born on June 27, 1958, Jeffrey Lee Pierce grew up in the East Los Angeles suburb of El Monte, California, before moving with his family to the San Fernando Valley, where he attended Granada Hills High School. Back then his main passion was acting. Eventually, his interest veered to music, but he held on to his love of drama and would later inject it into his music and performances. He’d been toying with guitar since the age of 10, and by his late teens and early 20s, he’d formed a few bands and wrote about reggae for Slash magazine under the pen name Ranking Señor Lea.
It was in Creeping Ritual, a band Pierce formed with guitarist Brian Tristan, in which Pierce found his footing. He’d discovered the Delta blues from the record collections of Canned Heat singer Bob Hite and L.A. scenester Phast Phreddie Patterson, and decided to make them his own. Although his first bassist and drummer bailed, the band — rechristened The Gun Club by Circle Jerks’ singer and Pierce’s one-time roommate Keith Morris — became a reality with the addition of the fully formed rhythm section of bassist Rob Ritter and drummer Terry Graham. They had already played together in punk band The Bags and could hold down a solid foundation for Pierce and Tristan — now known as Kid Congo Powers — to improvise over. “He was injecting blues into the heart of punk rock, struggling to give life into something new and brilliant even if it was old and obvious at the same time,” Graham says of Pierce, in the book More Fun in the New World: The Unmaking and Legacy of L.A. Punk.

Fire of Love captures the Gun Club at their rawest on such originals as the unforgettable album-opener “Sex Beat,” the addictive “She’s Live Heroin to Me” and the psychobilly stomp of “For The Love Of Ivy,” an ode to Cramps guitarist and future Kid Congo bandmate Poison Ivy Rorschach. The band also delved into their influences on the set, digging up Tommy Johnson’s “Cool Drink Of Water” and Robert Johnson’s “Preaching The Blues” and jolting them back with jumper cables via Pierce’s new arrangements and “Elvis from Hell” howl.
As Graham writes in the liner notes, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to know Fire Of Love has given so many a nice kick in the ass…I not only loved fighting off the Devil while a member of Gun Club, but I’m proud of what we did on Fire Of Love with Chris and Tito as our guides. And if this music continues to irk the purists, I couldn’t be more proud. Jeff, you were one hell of a great musician, but you knew that.”
The Gun Club went on to record several other albums — including 1982’s Miami (reissued by Blixa Sounds in 2020) — before Pierce’s death in 1996, yet Fire Of Love is their finest hour.

CD TRACK LISTING
DISC 1
1. SEX BEAT
2. PREACHING THE BLUES
3. PROMISE ME
4. SHE’S LIKE HEROIN TO ME
5. FOR THE LOVE OF IVY
6. FREE SPIRIT
7. GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY
8. JACK ON FIRE
9. BLACK TRAIN
10. COOL DRINK OF WATER
11. GOODBYE JOHNNY
BONUS TRACKS
12. BAD INDIAN (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
13. COOL DRINK OF WATER (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
14. FIRE OF LOVE (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
15. FOR THE LOVE OF IVY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
16. GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY (ALTERNATIVE VERSION)
17. FIRE OF LOVE (4 TRACK DEMO)
18. DEVIL IN THE WOODS (4 TRACK DEMO)
19. GOODBYE JOHNNY (4 TRACK DEMO)
20. PREACHING THE BLUES (4 TRACK DEMO)
21. WATERMELON MAN (4 TRACK DEMO)
DISC 2 / LIVE AT CLUB 88 – MARCH 6, 1981
1. DEVIL IN THE WOODS
2. BAD INDIAN
3. SHE’S LIKE HEROIN TO ME
4. PREACHING THE BLUES
5. KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
6. JACK ON FIRE
7. RAILROAD BILL
8. FIRE OF LOVE
9. SEX BEAT
10. GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY

LP TRACK LISTING
LP1
SIDE A
1. SEX BEAT
2. PREACHING THE BLUES
3. PROMISE ME
4. SHE’S LIKE HEROIN TO ME
5. FOR THE LOVE OF IVY
6. FREE SPIRIT
SIDE B
1. GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY
2. JACK ON FIRE
3. BLACK TRAIN
4. COOL DRINK OF WATER
5. GOODBYE JOHNNY
LP2 / LIVE AT CLUB 88 – MARCH 6, 1981
SIDE C
1. DEVIL IN THE WOODS
2. BAD INDIAN
3. SHE’S LIKE HEROIN TO ME
4. PREACHING THE BLUES
5. KEYS TO THE KINGDOM
SIDE D
1. JACK ON FIRE
2. RAILROAD BILL
3. FIRE OF LOVE
4. SEX BEAT
5. GHOST ON THE HIGHWAY

Fire Of Love EPK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7kwkoRyI5w
For more information, please contact: william at blixa.com

dow, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 23:38 (two months ago) link

(Will also be available as download, at least on Amazon, where you can pre-order all the formats.)

dow, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 23:46 (two months ago) link

I was going to post about this since I had seen mention on Fb from ex members and the foundation.

Wish somebody would say more about the original rhythm section Brad Dunning and Don Snowden. Especially since Snowden wound up cowriting Willie Dixon's memoir.
So I assume he came to the band with some awareness of the blues in some form.
Haven't put a chronology to JLP and access to Hite's collection I think Phase Phreddie was pretty early anyway. Also turned him onto a lot of jazz stuff.
But Rankin' Jeffrey Lee wrote about reggae among other things for Slash. Had also been Blondie's fan club head as well as picking up 60s singles before that. Story I heard had him getting a Standells single signed by Blondie on their first meeting. Not sure how much sense that makes other than it being what was at hand.
I think Fromthearchives Gun Club entry may have a somewhat more complicated version of the band chronology including the Cyclones and the Red Lights. Red Lights had an ep released for Record Store Day last year. I think Cyclones was originally formed as a band for Pleasant German to front. Her current Podcast had pretty good episodes with Terry Graham and Kid Congo as individual guests. Terry Graham's book Punk Like Me is worth a read and hopefully Kid will have a memoir out shortly I think it's almost done.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 2 June 2021 07:12 (one month ago) link

OMFG:

BLUE NOTE ANNOUNCES JULY 30 RELEASE FOR LEE MORGAN - THE COMPLETE LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE
AN EXPANSIVE COLLECTION OF THE LEGENDARY TRUMPETER’S EPIC 1970 ENGAGEMENT AT THE HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA VENUE
PRESENTING ALL 12 SETS OF MUSIC HIS QUINTET RECORDED OVER 3 NIGHTS
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER AS 8-CD & LIMITED-EDITION 12-LP ALL-ANALOG 180g VINYL SETS

Blue Note Records has announced a July 30 release date for Lee Morgan The Complete Live at the Lighthouse, an expansive collection that presents for the very first time all 12 sets of music the legendary trumpeter’s quintet with saxophonist Bennie Maupin, pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Jymie Merritt, and drummer Mickey Roker recorded during their historic engagement at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach, California from July 10-12, 1970. Originally released 50 years ago in 1971 as a 2-LP set, and later expanded to a 3-CD set in 1996, this definitive edition produced by Zev Feldman and David Weiss will be available as an 8-CD set and a limited-edition 12-LP all-analog 180g vinyl set that encompasses 33 performances including more than 4 hours of previously unreleased music that lets the listener relive the experience of being in the club for every exhilarating moment. Watch the unboxing video here. A previously unreleased version of Mabern’s composition “The Beehive” from the 2nd set on Saturday, July 11 is available now to stream or download.

Both physical formats are accompanied by an enlightening booklet featuring new interviews with Bennie Maupin and the last extensive interview with Jymie Merritt before his passing last year; essays by Jeffery McMillan (author or Delightfulee: The Life and Music of Lee Morgan) and Michael Cuscuna; statements from Jack DeJohnette, Wallace Roney, Nicholas Payton, Charles Tolliver, Eddie Henderson, Dave Douglas, and others; previously unpublished photos by Joel Franklin and Lee Tanner; as well as a statement from Morgan’s family. The audio was mixed from the original ½” 4-track tapes by Steve Genewick at Capitol Studios with LP mastering by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and 180g vinyl manufactured at Record Technology Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, California. CD mastering was done by Robert Vosgien at Capitol Studios.
Bennie Maupin, saxophonist
“Right from the beginning, we developed such a heart-to-heart connection with each other. I think that’s really reflected in what we did. It was just about being in the moment and capturing the moment, and we did that.”

Jymie Merritt, bassist
“In a sense, it is holy music. And that was the thing I felt throughout the performances at The Lighthouse, this was totally uncompromised music in terms of the way it went down.”

Don Was, President, Blue Note Records
“’Live at the Lighthouse’ probably gives us the clearest picture of where Lee Morgan was headed and, as such, is a record of monumental importance.”

Zev Feldman, producer
“‘Live at the Lighthouse’ is an all-time desert island disc for me and to be ushering in a complete edition of this magnitude—each set, night-by-night just like if you were at the club witnessing it live—is nothing short of a dream come true. This was one of the very first projects I wanted to pursue when I came to Blue Note. I had prior knowledge that there was 4-plus hours of unissued material sitting on the shelves, but I didn't realize how great it was until hearing it all. Just as these musicians worked to create a recording that would stand the test of time, we made every effort to create a package that would serve that legacy.”

PERSONNEL:
Lee Morgan – trumpet, flugelhorn
Bennie Maupin – tenor saxophone, flute, bass clarinet
Harold Mabern – piano
Jymie Merritt – Ampeg bass
Mickey Roker – drums
Jack DeJohnette – drums (on "Speedball" from Friday, July 10, Set 4)

Original recordings produced by Francis Wolff

TRACK LISTING:
*previously unissued

Friday, July 10, 1970
Set 1
Introduction by Lee Morgan (2:06)
The Beehive (12:51) *
Introduction (0:20)
Something Like This (12:43)
Yunjana (14:28) *
Speedball (4:34) *

Set 2
I Remember Britt (16:45) *
Introduction (0:19)
Absolutions (21:55) *
Speedball (3:46) *

Set 3
Introduction (0:33)
Neophilia (18:52) *
Introduction (0:47)
416 East 10th Street (11:46)
The Sidewinder (12:49)
Speedball (0:53)

Set 4
Introduction (0:30)
Peyote (13:23) *
Speedball (11:55)

Saturday, July 11, 1970
Set 1
Aon (13:47)
Introduction (0:21)
Yunjana (17:32) *

Set 2
Introduction (0:14)
Something Like This (11:46) *
Introduction (0:28)
I Remember Britt (14:25)
Introduction (0:47)
The Beehive (15:23) *
Speedball (7:00) *

Set 3
Neophilia (19:18) *
Nommo (17:44)

Set 4
Peyote (11:24) *
Absolutions (22:28)

Sunday, July 12, 1970
Set 1
Introduction (1:37)
Something Like This (15:39) *
Introduction (0:29)
Yunjana (16:07)

Set 2
I Remember Britt (16:19) *
Absolutions (19:35) *
Speedball (0:27)

Set 3
Introduction (1:19)
Neophilia (18:59)
Introduction (0:46)
The Beehive (15:11)
Speedball (1:59)

Set 4
Peyote (9:27)
Nommo (19:19) *

but also fuck you (unperson), Thursday, 3 June 2021 13:29 (one month ago) link

Oh yeah, heard some of that on an archived episode of the invaluable Night Lights jazz historical, from Indiana Public Radio, also some of the Morgan set is on YouTube.

I don't usually try to keep up with singles here, but

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Rudy Mills
John Jones / Bombshell
(Harlem Shuffle)
7" HSRSS-0006£13.00
In stock

1. John Jones
2. The Crystalites – Bombshell

"Produced and apparently co-written by Derrick Harriott, 'John Jones' was released in 1968 on the Big shot label. With its unstoppable rhythm and its aggressive lyrics 'John Jones' was a major hit among the Skinhead subculture in the UK, its release on the popular Tighten Up series certainly helped the song becoming a cult track then and now. The Crystalites were Harriott's studio band and included very famous 60s Jamaican musicians e.g. Bongo Herman, Bongo Les, Boris Gardiner, Gladstone Anderson, Karl Bryan, Winston Wright among others. They were extremely productive between 1968 and 1974 recording four albums and countless singles. More specifically, they recorded many wild and awesome 'versions' of hit songs of that time e.g. 'John Jones', making 'Bombshell' easily the best choice for the B Side as it is indeed a special instrumental and an awesome cover." Hard too find a clean copy on 7" single, now's your limited chance..A Stone Cold Classic!!

dow, Saturday, 5 June 2021 16:07 (one month ago) link

sorry, meant to end with:
More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/rudy-mills-john-jones-bombshell

Also"

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The Silvertones
Silver Bullets (Expanded Edition)
(Doctor Bird{

CD DBCD080 £14.00
In stock

Long overdue expanded edition of the hugely sought-after Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry-produced album from 1973, “Silver Bullets” features the entirety of the Silvertones’ work for the widely acclaimed music maker.

The collection was one of the first to be produced at Perry’s newly opened Black Ark studio in Washington Gardens, with the vocal tracks added at King Tubby’s equally illustrious establishment in Dromilly Avenue.

Unavailable on CD for over a quarter of a century, this hugely collectable album has now been expanded to include Silvertones’ remaining output for the Upsetter, as well as solo sides by the vocal trio’s original lead singer, Delroy Denton.

Annotated by Lee Perry’s biographer, David Katz, “Silver Bullets” is an essential collection for fans of the producer’s work as well as anyone wishing to own and hear some of the very finest vintage reggae sounds from the late Sixties and early Seventies.

More info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/the-silvertones-silver-bullets

dow, Saturday, 5 June 2021 16:16 (one month ago) link

Actually, no audio samples in that last, unlike most Sounds of the Universe listings.

Derrick Harriott
Greatest Reggae Hits
(Doctor Bird)

2×CD DBCDD079£15.00
In stock

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By the mid-1970s, Derrick Harriott was already a veteran of the Jamaican music scene, having launched his singing career some two decades earlier. During the rock steady era, his productions included a score of hits, with his work widely regarded as being among the most accomplished of the era.

His hit rate continued unabated into the Seventies and by the time Trojan Records released his “Greatest Hits” album in 1975, Harriott was firmly established as one of reggae music’s premier hit makers.

The best-selling collection was to have a profound influence on the developing sound of lovers rock, yet despite its popularity and significance, has remained unavailable on CD – until now.

CD1 of this deluxe expanded version of the LP includes dub versions of nine of the album’s dozen tracks, while the second disc showcases Harriott’s follow-up long-player, “Reggae Disco Rockers”, the original UK release of which was pulled due to Trojan’s abrupt demise in ’75

Including 33 tracks new to CD, “Greatest Hits” not only showcases some of the finest soulful reggae sounds ever to see issue, but also provides a wonderful opportunity to discover one of the most reggae albums of the Seventies.
More info:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/derrick-harriott-greatest-reggae-hits

dow, Saturday, 5 June 2021 16:25 (one month ago) link

The Best Of Reggae
(Doctor Bird)

2×CD DBCDX081 £15.00
In stock

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1. DISC 1: Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World Beautiful People
2. Bob & Marcia – Young Gifted And Black
3. Greyhound – Moon River
4. The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
5. Harry J. All Stars – Liquidator
6. Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
7. Desmond Dekker – Israelites
8. Dandy Livingstone – Suzanne Beware Of The Devil
9. Greyhound – Black And White
10. Horace Faith – Black Pearl
11. Desmond Dekker – You Can Get It If You Really Want
12. Desmond Dekker – It Mek
13. The Maytals – 54-56 That's My Number
14. Toots & The Maytals – Country Roads
15. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires – Elizabethan Reggae
16. The Upsetters – Return To Django VDsStuffGift Voucher

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1. DISC 1: Jimmy Cliff – Wonderful World Beautiful People
2. Bob & Marcia – Young Gifted And Black
3. Greyhound – Moon River
4. The Pioneers – Let Your Yeah Be Yeah
5. Harry J. All Stars – Liquidator
6. Nicky Thomas – Love Of The Common People
7. Desmond Dekker – Israelites
8. Dandy Livingstone – Suzanne Beware Of The Devil
9. Greyhound – Black And White
10. Horace Faith – Black Pearl
11. Desmond Dekker – You Can Get It If You Really Want
12. Desmond Dekker – It Mek
13. The Maytals – 54-56 That's My Number
14. Toots & The Maytals – Country Roads
15. Byron Lee And The Dragonaires – Elizabethan Reggae
16. The Upsetters – Return To Django
17. Bob & Marcia – Pied Piper
18. Dandy Livingstone – Come Back Liza
19. The Chosen Few – Everybody Plays The Fool
20. The Pioneers – Roll Muddy River
21. Judge Dread – Oh! She Is A Big Girl Now
22. Greyhound – Floating
23. Bruce Ruffin – Mad About You
24. Bruce Ruffin – Rain
25. Greyhound – Dream Lover
26. Tito Simon – Build It Up
27. Dandy Livingstone – Big City
28. The Hotshots – Snoopy Versus The Red Baron
29. The Pioneers – I Need Your Sweet Inspiration
30. Dave & Ansel Collins – Double Barrell
31. DISC 2: Desmond Dekker – 007
32. The Pioneers – Long Shot Kick The Bucket33. The Maytals – Monkey Man
34. Greyhound – I Am What I Am
35. Teddy Brown – What Greater Love
36. Desmond Dekker – Pickney Gal
37. Bruce Ruffin – One Big Happy Family
38. John Holt – The Further You Look
39. The Pioneers – Give And Take
40. Dave & Ansel Collins – Monkey Spanner
41. Owen Gray – Suffering In The Land
42. Daniel In The Lion's Den – Dancing In The Sun
43. Danny Ray – I'm Gonna Get Married
44. The Melodians – Sweet Sensation
45. The Ethiopians – Train To Skaville
46. Tony Tribe – Red Red Wine
47. Jackie Edwards – Come On Girl
48. The Paris Connection – Who's That Lady
49. Nicky Thomas – Yesterday Man
50. John Holt – Reggae From The Ghetto
51. Desmond Dekker – Sing A Little Song
52. Delroy Williams – Down In The Boondocks
53. Dandy Livingstone – Think About It
54. The Melodians – Rivers Of Babylon
55. Freddie Notes & The Rudies – Montego Bay
56. Lord Creator – Kingston Town
57. Zap Pow – This Is Reggae Music
Expanded version of the best-selling TV advertised album from 1973, comprising 55 of the biggest reggae hits of the late Sixties and early Seventies.

The double disc collection includes numerous chart-busting hits and dancefloor-fillers, performed by some of the greatest Jamaican performers of the era, including such legendary artists as Desmond Dekker, the Maytals, Dave & Ansel Collins, the Pioneers, John Holt, Greyhound and Bob & Marcia.

Guaranteed to bring a touch of warm Jamaican sunshine to even the coldest of days, “The Best Of Reggae” is sure to brighten up any occasion, 365 days of the year!

More info:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/various-the-best-of-reggae

dow, Saturday, 5 June 2021 16:36 (one month ago) link

From Goldmine:

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Omnivore Recordings will release two sets of rare Laura Nyro music over the next few months: Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan and the never-before-issued Go Find the Moon: The Audition Tape. Both will be available on CD and Digital, with Go Find the Moon also available on vinyl (a 45-rpm LP). Each was restored and mastered by Grammy®-winner Michael Graves and produced for release by Grammy®-winner Cheryl Pawelski and George Gilbert with the approval of the Laura Nyro Trust.

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Go Find the Moon: The Audition Tape, scheduled for September 10, [contains the proto singer-songwriter’s previously unissued 1966 audition.

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Tree of Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan, previously available only in Japan, due out July 16.

A member of both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Laura Nyro not only wrote songs that became hits for artists like 5th Dimension, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Three Dog Night, and Barbra Streisand, but has been cited as a major influence by artists as varied as Kate Bush, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Cyndi Lauper, Todd Rundgren, Broadway composer Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Wicked), and countless others. Born in the Bronx in 1947, she left us far too soon, at age 49 following a bout with ovarian cancer.

She recorded ten of her own studio albums (one released posthumously), but a live performance from Nyro was always a particularly special event.

Originally issued only in Japan as Live in Japan in 2003, the 16 tracks recorded at Kintetsu Hall, plus five recorded at On Air West return as Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan, to be released July 16, 2021.

The set runs the gamut of her career, from Nyro-penned hits including “And When I Die,” “Wedding Bell Blues,” and “Save the Country,” to covers of Bacharach/David, Smokey Robinson, and Phil Spector classics. It is an essential document of her historic February 1994 visit to Japan. With Nyro on piano and vocals, augmented by the harmonies by Diane Wilson, Dian Sorrell, Diane Garisto, the performances are sublime.

The reissue packaging contains updated artwork and new liner notes from author and musician John Kruth. Looking and sounding incredible, this essential addition to Nyro’s discography is available worldwide for the first time. Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan cements the legacy of an incomparable artist.

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In the summer of 1966, an 18-year-old Laura Nyro auditioned for Milt Okun, one of the most respected music producers of the day, and Artie Mogull, a noted A&R man. After the session, these eventual music business legends were so blown away that Mogull became her manager, and Okun signed on to produce her debut record, More Than Just a Discovery. The first song she performed, “And When I Die,” became the opening track on Peter, Paul and Mary’s hit album, The Peter, Paul and Mary Album, and achieved even bigger success with the cover by Blood, Sweat, & Tears, which reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1969. Quite a song with which to begin an audition!

Nyro certainly wrote other future smashes delivered to the charts by artists like Three Dog Night (“Eli’s Coming”), the 5th Dimension (“Stoned Soul Picnic,” “Save the Country,” and “Wedding Bell Blues”), Barbra Streisand (“Stoney End”), and more. But it was Nyro’s heart, soul, songwriting brilliance and magnificent vocal talent that drove music fans to discover her own work.

Go Find the Moon: The Audition Tape, due out September 10, 2021, puts the listener in the room at the very beginning of Nyro’s legendary career. Available now for the first time, it includes “And When I Die” as well as songs she never officially released, and her own versions of classics, all delivered with a deft and distinctive touch.

As journalist Jim Farber writes in the liners: “Here, Laura Nyro led the way with a performance that captured an artist who, however young, was, at root, already fully formed.”

Omnivore will offer a special bundle of the LP Go Find The Moon: The Audition Tape with a numbered litho print of the cover limited to 200.

Track listings:

Trees of the Ages: Laura Nyro Live in Japan

1. Dedicated to the One I Love

2. Ooh Baby Baby

3. Woman of the World

4. Louise’s Church

5. Lite a Flame (The Animal Rights Song)

6. Walk the Dog & Light the Light (Song of the Road)

7. The Japanese Restaurant Song

8. And When I Die

9. To a Child

10. The Descent of Luna Rose

11. Wild World

12. Save the Country

13. Wedding Bell Blues

14. Trees of the Ages/Emmie

15. Walk on By

16. Let It Be Me

17. Oh Yeah Maybe Baby (The Heebie Jeebies)

18. Wind

19. Broken Rainbow

20. My Innocence/Sophia

21. Art of Love

Go Find The Moon: The Audition Tapeeion

1. And When I Die

2. Lazy Susan (False Start)

3. Enough of You

4. In and Out

5. Go Find the Moon

6. Luckie/Studio Talk

7. When Sunny Gets Blue (Fragment)/Kansas City (Fragment)/I Only Want to Be With You

8. Lazy Susan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojTJ30UL5ms

dow, Monday, 7 June 2021 00:24 (one month ago) link

Orange Goblin, Healing Through Fire reissue out August 20

• 35 track double CD from UK heavy metal legends Orange Goblin, with new liner notes by the band

Track Listing:

CD 1 – HEALING THROUGH FIRE

1. The Ballad of Solomon Eagle
2. Vagrant Stomp
3. The Ale House Braves
4. Cities of Frost
5. Hot Knives and Open Sores
6. Hounds Ditch
7. Mortlake (Dead Water)
8. They Come Back (Harvest of Skulls)
9. Beginners Guide to Suicide
10. The Ballad of Solomon Eagle (Radio One Rock Show 17.08.07)
11. They Come Back (Harvest of Skulls) (Radio One Rock Show 17.08.07)
12. Scorpionica (Radio One Rock Show 17.08.07)
13. Blue Snow (Radio One Rock Show 17.08.07)
14. The Ballad of Solomon Eagle (2006 Demo)
15. They Come Back (Harvest of Skulls) (2006 Demo)
16. New Rose (2006 Demo)

CD 2 – LIVE AT THE MEAN FIDDLER, LONDON, DECEMBBER 16, 2006

1. Intro
2. Some You Win, Some You Lose
3. Quincy the Pig Boy
4. Getting High on the Bad Times
5. The Ballad of Solomon Eagle
6. Hot Magic, Red Planet
7. Round Up the Horses
8. They Come Back (Harvest of Skulls)
9. Your World Will Hate This
10. Blue Snow
11. Scorpionia

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 14 June 2021 12:05 (one month ago) link

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Makin' his own kinda music:
Rare Richard Pryor Recording from 1973 Set for First-Ever Release
Titled
Richard Pryor Live at The Comedy Store, 1973, the 20-track set is taken from the opening show of a four-night run at the legendary Comedy Store in West Hollywood, where the comedic icon workshopped new material for his residency. Though the jokes from the set were never meant to be heard outside of the now-essential Los Angeles stand-up institution on that October 1973 evening, the tapes survived and have been featured in segments across a number of box sets and collections over the last 20 years. 14 tracks were previously featured on a promo CD included in the 2013 box set, No Pryor Restraint: Life in Concert, while the six bonus tracks can be heard And It’s Deep Too!: The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings (1968–1992) and Evolution/Revolution: The Early Years (1966-1974). However, this is the first time the show will be released in its entirety. July 26, sez here, but may be 23, according to still image of trailer---which is here. along w more info, incl. track list:
https://www.okayplayer.com/culture/rare-richard-pryor-recording-from-1973-set-for-first-ever-release.html

dow, Monday, 14 June 2021 21:50 (one month ago) link

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MOTÖRHEAD
No Sleep 'til Hammersmith Box Set
BMG
25 June 2021

Back in the Summer of 1981, Motörhead got louder, dirtier and more universal, and you’re getting an invitation to relive this most glorious of achievements once again…

Following on from 2020’s year-long celebration of Motörhead’s iconic ‘Ace Of Spades’ album comes the live album to end all live albums the undisputed definitive live record of all time; No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of this number one album, it is being presented in new deluxe editions. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring a new venue demolishing remaster of the original album, bonus tracks and the previously unreleased - in its entirety - concert from Newcastle City Hall, 30th March 1981, the story of the album and many previously unseen photos. Also, the album will be released as a four CD box set of all three concerts recorded for the album, released here in their entirety for the very first time and primed to gleefully shatter what’s left of your grateful eardrums.

Upon that original June 27th ’81 release, Lemmy is quoted as saying of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith after it crashed into number one in the UK charts; “I knew it’d be the live one that went best, because we’re really a live band. You can’t listen to a record and find out what we’re about. You’ve got to see us.” No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith was Motörhead’s first and only number one record in the UK and is still the most necessary live album of all time.

The No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith CD box set contains:

The No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith album, remastered from the original master tapes. Featuring extra bonus tracks and newly unearthed, previously unreleased sound check recordings.
The three full recordings of the concerts that made up No Sleep, never before released in their entirety.
The story of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith told through previously unpublished and new interviews with the people that were on the road at the time.
Never before seen photos and rare memorabilia.
Double sided, A3 concert posters from 1981.
Reproduction USA ’81 tour pass.
Motörhead ‘England’ plectrum.
1981 European tour badge.
Reproduction Newcastle City Hall ticket.
Port Vale gig flyer post card.

Motörhead in 1981 was a band of extremes; a flammable mix of non-stop celebration over their rising success and punishing graft, underscored by an inter-band powder-keg dynamic. After recording Ace Of Spades, it had shot to number four in the UK; the killer breakthrough after Overkill and Bomber had done essential groundwork, late 1980’s Ace Up Your Sleeve UK tour was a triumphant lap of honour that spilled into the recording of No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith. The album took its title from an inscription painted on one of the trucks, referencing the 32 gigs they were playing with only two days off. The track listing ended up featuring three tracks from Ace Of Spades, five from Overkill, Bomber’s title track and two from their self-titled debut.

See below for full details of the No Sleep ‘Til Hammersmith releases and be sure to visit www.iMotorhead.com for news and updates!

CD BOX SET TRACKLISTING

NO SLEEP ‘TIL HAMMERSMITH

Ace of Spades

Stay Clean

Metropolis

The Hammer

Iron Horse

No Class

Overkill

(We Are) The Roadcrew

Capricorn

Bomber

Motörhead

Over The Top

Train Kept A Rollin'

Stay Clean (soundcheck)

Limb From Limb (soundcheck)

Iron Horse (Soundcheck)

LIVE AT NEWCASTLE CITY HALL 30/3/1981

Ace Of Spades

Stay Clean

Over The Top

Metropolis

Shoot You In The Back

The Hammer

Jailbait

Leaving Here

Iron Horse

Fire Fire

Capricorn

Too Late Too Late

No Class

(We Are) The Road Crew

Bite The Bullet

The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

Overkill

Bomber

Motörhead

LIVE AT NEWCASTLE CITY HALL 29/3/1981

Ace Of Spades

Stay Clean

Over The Top

Metropolis

Shoot You In The Back

The Hammer

Jailbait

Leaving Here

Fire Fire

Capricorn

Too Late Too Late

No Class

(We Are) The Road Crew

Bite The Bullet

The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

Overkill

Bomber

Motörhead

LIVE AT LEEDS QUEENS HALL 28/3/1981

Ace Of Spades

Stay Clean

Over The Top

Metropolis

Shoot You In The Back

The Hammer

Jailbait

Leaving Here

Fire Fire

Capricorn

Too Late Too Late

No Class

(We Are) The Road Crew

Bite The Bullet

The Chase Is Better Than The Catch

Overkill

Bomber

Motörhead

dow, Thursday, 17 June 2021 00:43 (one month ago) link

Oops, just now got to this:

A never-before-published interview with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy has been unearthed by veteran journalist Malcolm Dome, who conducted the interview in 1981 and recently happened upon the handwritten transcript in his personal archive.

Four decades later, Rolling Stone has presented the unpublished interview for fans to enjoy. Read the interview today at https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/motorhead-lemmy-kilmister-no-sleep-til-hammersmith-lost-interview-1183208/.

dow, Thursday, 17 June 2021 00:57 (one month ago) link

From Strutl last Friday"
Hello everyone. We're back in your inbox with the latest update from Strut HQ and this month we have two new editions of classic albums to bring you alongside an exclusive Record Store Day release.. First up is Patrice Rushen who this week was honoured as a Trailblazer at the Salute THEM Awards. There’s also Miriam Makeba’s 1970 'Keep Me In Mind' that Bandcamp made Album of the Day last Friday. See below for more details.

Record Store Day is back with two more 'drops' this year and, for the first drop tomorrow, our offering is the definitive, expanded edition of the Egyptian jazz classic, 'Egypt Strut' by Salah Ragab and Cairo Jazz Band, originally released on Prism Music Unit in 1973.

(I came across an incredible live performance of Cairo Jazz Band on YouTube, now bracing myself for this album)
Influenced by a concert in Cairo by Randy Weston in 1967 encouraging Pan-African unity, drummer Ragab, Eduard “Edu” Vizvari, a Czech jazz musician, and Hartmut Geerken of Goethe Institut vowed to create Egypt's first jazz big band. Inspired by Sun Ra and his Arkestra's visit to Egypt in 1971, Ragab recorded his landmark 'Egypt Strut' album in '73, a perfect fusion of jazz and Arabic modes with tracks referencing Islamic festivals, Egyptian landmarks and people dear to Ragab.

This expanded version of the album features eight extra tracks recorded during associated sessions. It is released in its original artwork for the first time and is packaged with the original Prism Music Unit house bag designs, a replica of an original mini-booklet describing the tracks and an over-sized booklet featuring rare photos and new liner notes by Francis Gooding of The Wire.

Available in your local record store from tomorrow.

MIRIAM MAKEBA - KEEP ME IN MIND

Released in the summer of 1970, Keep Me In Mind was Miriam's third and final studio session for Reprise Records, produced by Lewis Merenstein who was best known for his work on Van Morrison's Astral Weeks.

Essentially her farewell record to the America, Keep Me In Mind featured a mix of soul arrangements of rock hits including Van Morrison's 'I Shall Sing', alongside Miriam's own songs including 'Kulala' that reflected Guinea's Manding vocal style and the electric 'Lumumba'.

Vinyl features full original artwork and a 12"-sized 4pp booklet featuring rare session photos and extensive new liner notes.

PATRICE RUSHEN - STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART

We are very pleased to present the definitive edition of Patrice Rushen’s landmark album from 1982, ‘Straight From The Heart’. The album features singles ‘Breakout!’, ‘Number One’ and of course the massive global hit ‘Forget Me Nots’. LP and CD are coming in their full original artwork and feature bonus 12” versions of the album’s singles including a previously unreleased extended mix of ‘Tired Of Being Alone’.

Package includes rare photos by Bobby Holland and a new interview with Patrice Rushen. All tracks remastered from the original tapes. You can also read an in-depth interview with Patrice published this week here.
https://www.albumism.com/interviews/forever-straight-from-the-heart-a-conversation-with-patrice-rushen

dow, Thursday, 17 June 2021 02:34 (one month ago) link

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The New Jazz Orchestra
Le Dejeuner Sur l'Herbe
Decca
LP Expected 10 September

If one were asked to pick an album that represented the best of British jazz in the 1960s, 'Le Déjeuner Sur l’Herbe' by the New Jazz Orchestra would be a serious contender. Recorded in September 1968, it draws together many of the key streams that had developed in British jazz in the preceding years, and also presages much of what was to come. Notwithstanding the line-up, which includes some of the very best British jazz musicians directed by an inventive and ingenious leader in Neil Ardley, the session features pieces written by the most distinctive jazz composers active in Britain at that time alongside idiosyncratic interpretations of works by John Coltrane and Miles Davis. And it’s all captured beautifully by engineer Howard Barrow and producer Tony Reeves and it features a stella cast of some of the greatest musicians, not just from that era or genre but beyond; Jack Bruce, who would become one of the founding members of Cream, Barbara Thompson, Ian Carr, Michael Gibbs, Dave Gelly, Dick Heckstall-Smith and Jon Hiseman, who went on to form one of the greatest jazz/progressive/rock bands – Colosseum.
More info: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/le-dejeuner-sur-lherbe

dow, Saturday, 19 June 2021 19:39 (one month ago) link

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Don Rendell
Space Walk
Decca

LP 3568785 £30.00
Expected 16 Jul

A figure in British modern jazz for over half a century, Don Rendell was both active protagonist and key witness to the main developments in the music from its rise out of tiny clubs and back rooms on up to the most prestigious national stages. From his earliest performances in London’s West End and his work of the 50s and 60s — most not ably with the Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet — to the lower profile work of the 70s and 80s, his quite assurance and consistent performance marked him out as a highly respected figure among his peers. He is one of a handful of British artists to feature on Blue Note Records and appeared on some of the most distinctive and characterful British jazz albums by the likes of Michael Garrick, Stan Tracey, Amancio D’Silva, and Neil Ardley. Even though Rendell eschewed much of the free and electric fusion styles that came to the fore in the late 60s, in the main sticking to an acoustic sound with melody and rhythm at its heart, he similarly bridled at any notion that he was merely a ‘bopper’, a description he positively hated. In many ways, Space Walk was as much a valedictory as transitionary album for Rendell. It was his last for Denis Preston, the fabled producer behind Lansdowne Studios, described by Neil Ardley as a ‘rare Diaghilev like figure’ who steered many of the key figures of the British jazz scene into the studio when nobody else would record them.
More info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/space-walk

dow, Saturday, 19 June 2021 19:44 (one month ago) link

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Journeys In Modern Jazz: Great Britain
Various Artists
Decca

New 2×LP (180 GRAM) + Download Code 5393589 £31.00
• 16-page 12x12" insert with 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
• Vinyl audio remastered & cut by Gearbox Records
Expected 16 Jul
2×CD 5393586 £17.00
• 2xCD hard cover book includes a 20,000 word essay detailing this crucial era of British jazz with track commentaries and artist biographies
Expected 16 Jul

**Featuring amazing music from British jazz legends such as Don Rendell, Michael Garrick, Neil Ardley, Ian Carr, Dick Morrissey, Harry Beckett and more!**

A deep dive into the one of most collectable jazz catalogues in the world, a selection of some of the rarest and most sought-after recordings from the 60s and 70s, a time when British jazz began to find its own identity. Drawn from the iconic labels of Decca, Deram, Argo, EMI Columbia/Lansdowne Series, Fontana, Mercury and Philips.

More info, audio:
https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/journeys-in-modern-jazz-great-britain

dow, Saturday, 19 June 2021 19:52 (one month ago) link

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Impulse Records: Music, Message And The Moment
Various Artists
Impulse!

4×LP Box Set (2kg) 3567187 £160.00
• 4xLP box set is housed in a high-quality archival portfolio cast with a museum drop front.
• Magazine style booklet featuring original impulse! ads and artist photos
• Impulse! vinyl slipmat.
• Free UK shipping!
In stock

2×CD 3567186 £20.00
In stock

UNBELIEVABLE new compilation of deep spiritual music by John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Oliver Nelson, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp and other groundbreaking Impulse Artists.

"Orange and black. Fire and ebony. Fury and pride. Wearing its signature colors proudly and raising its exclamation point high, Impulse! Records was the go-to label for music that harnessed the searching and political stand-taking of the Sixties. Launched in 1961, Impulse grew to become an inherent part of the era’s velocity as well as its volume, pulling jazz into the age of Black Power, Afrocentricity, and Spiritual Expansion. In its balance of tradition and transition, it bridged the golden age of jazz, that brief window from the late Fifties to the Seventies when players representing every jazz era were alive and active—from Louis Armstrong to Albert Ayler, from the legends of lore to a new generation of energy players. Impulse treated all its musicians as innovators, revolutionaries even—from swing and bebop, to free and Afrofuturist. The performances on Impulse Records: Music, Message and the Moment draw their staying power from a wide embrace of styles and sounds, as well as a tight focus on a historic moment when the promise of change was in the air and the message of racial harmony was in the music. Today that music has lost none of its relevance: the promise still deferred, the message still on time."

More info, audio: https://soundsoftheuniverse.com/product/breathe

dow, Saturday, 19 June 2021 20:03 (one month ago) link

That Journeys in Modern Jazz compilation is very good. I'm gonna write it up for Stereogum next month. The Impulse one is good too but they put out a 4CD set called The House That Trane Built several years ago, to coincide with a book of the same name, that I like better.

but also fuck you (unperson), Saturday, 19 June 2021 20:54 (one month ago) link

Are they both introductions as well as summaries so aimed less at the connoisseur than somebody less familiar with the music? I know I got the book of House That Trane Built and think I got the box too.
Probably got something to make the more familiar listener want to buy. Not sure if tracklist programming is a lure any more assume it must be though. Listening experience must still rely on the disc for a lot of people not just individual tracks once the disc is ripped.

Stevolende, Monday, 21 June 2021 07:09 (one month ago) link

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In September 1968, Marion Brown, who moved to Europe two years earlier, recorded the soundtrack of the movie by Marcel Camus entitled 'Le Temps Fou' in the legendary Parisian studio Davout. The movie starring Nino Ferrer was released in 1970 under the title 'Un Été Sauvage'. Soon fallen into oblivion, 'Le Temps Fou' was printed in very few copies by the French arm of Polydor and is almost impossible to find in its original pressing. Finally, more than fifty years later, Le Tres Jazz Club has brought it back to life in a stunning replica edition for the joy of connoisseurs and new fans alike.
It was in Paris in 1968 that Marion Brown and Gunther Hampel made their first proper record together, Le Temps Fou, a soundtrack for filmmaker Marcel Camus' Un Été Sauvage, with McCall, Jackson, expatriate American bassist Barre Phillips and percussionist Alain Corneau. Both the film and the recording are scarce, so much so that Brown was unaware the LP had even come out. The French arm of Polydor did release the date briefly, and it's in demand among soundtrack and funk aficionados for the tune "Boat Rock," which, despite freewheeling collective horn improvisations, does have a relentless vibes-bass-drums backbeat. Yet the fragmentary, event-oriented freedom posed by Porto Novo is one precedent for this music, as is the loose, open framework of Hampel's own group at the time.

The title track has a catchy, singsong melody, slinky in a film-program manner, but quickly opens into a collective improvisation that breaks down into occasional solo and trio areas. Terse trumpet bleats and alto squeals are met with curt melodic snaps and clanks from vibes, McCall's sea-swells, Phillips' dusky sonata snippets, and Corneau's rattle of castanets and slide-whistle. Phillips' composition "Cascatelles" follows, initially a duo for bass and bass clarinet before it's ensnared by the seismic counterpoint of Brown and Jackson. McCall is simply huge, a force of nature even when his cymbal taps and tom rolls are at their lightest and most fleet. The alto-trumpet dialogue that closes the piece moves from slashes to aching contrapuntal beauty, a bluesy weight that takes Phillips' woody ignition to another level. "Ye-Ye" revels in collective textures similar to the title track, though without the tuneful opening – here, Brown skitters and bounces off Hampel and Jackson (at times even playing a second mouthpiece), building fierce, jagged glossolalia off tonal jabs and rhythmic tides. What's especially interesting about Le Temps Fou is how vastly it differs from Brown's work of the mid-60s, how much more openly it investigates tonal colors and lets dynamics create themselves. Brown's tone and phrasing are more mature, surefooted, and measured, but the main difference is in the rhythmic choices offered by Hampel and McCall (a very loose drummer schooled in bebop fundamentals), which have an openness that never becomes (as with brief Dutch association) antagonistic. - Paris Transatlantic

Marion Brown (as, bells) Gunter Hampel (vibes, bass cl, tree bells) Ambrose Jackson (tp, cow bells, tambour) Barre Phillips (b, castanetes, whistle) Steve McCall (dr, triangle, tambour) Alain Corneau (claves, cow bells)

https://letresjazzclub.bandcamp.com/album/le-temps-fou

bulb after bulb, Monday, 21 June 2021 14:24 (one month ago) link

Want this for sure:

IANNIS XENAKIS’ 100th anniversary ELECTROACOUSTIC WORKS box sets (LP/CD) + download

Karlrecords is excited to announce a 5LP/5CD box set celebrating the 100th anniversary of Iannis Xenakis (on May 29th, 2022), one of the most influential 20th century avantgarde composers. As with La Légende d’Eer and Persepolis before, the tracks have been newly mixed by longtime zeitkratzer sound engineer Martin Wurmnest and mastered by Rashad Becker and now reveal their full sonic range and dynamics.

„This is the definitive Persepolis“ stated The Wire (May 2018, issue 411) and this will be true for the new sets as well.

Scheduled for release as part of the Perihel series curated by Reinhold Friedl in January 2022 and flanked by several performances across Europe in the Xenakis jubilee year (details tba), while preorder starts early December.

Formats:
# 5x 180gram LP incl. 4c insert and download code + booklet
# 5x Digipack CD + booklet
# Digital download

Listen to „Mycenae Alpha“:
soundcloud.com/karlrecords/iannis-xenakis-mycenae-alpha

Tracklist

I: EARLY WORKS
Diamorphoses (1957)
Concret PH (1958)
Orient Occident (1961)
Bohor (1962)

II: LES POLYTOPES I
Hibiki Hana-Ma (1969)
Mycenae Alpha (1978)
Polytope de Cluny (1972)

III: LES POLYTOPES II
Persepolis (1972)

IV: LES POLYTOPES III
La Légende d’Eer (1978)

V: LATE WORKS
Tauriphanie (1987-88)
Voyage Absolu Des Unari Vers Andromède (1989)
Gendy 3 (1991)
S.709 (1992)

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 14:53 (one month ago) link

Arg, there's only four of those pieces I don't already have. Intrigued by the remixes, though.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 22 June 2021 15:05 (one month ago) link

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This is a pre-order item. The box set will ship on or around the release date of August 20th, 2021. ONLY AVAILABLE TO SHIP WITHIN THE USA.

The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap is a first-of-its-kind multimedia collection chronicling the growth of the music and culture from the parks of the Bronx to solidifying a reach that spans the globe. The set includes 129 tracks on 9 CDs and a 300–page book with original design by Cey Adams, artist and founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings, as well as essays by some of hip-hop’s leading writers and critics and hundreds of photographs spanning decades of history. Through the music, writing, and extensive liner notes, the Anthology reveals the many trends within this multifaceted genre, its social and political implications, and its influence on popular culture.

The Anthology is the third major compendium produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings that tells the story of a defining era of music “of, by, and for the people,” following the Anthology of American Folk Music and Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology. It frequently highlights the objects and stories of hip-hop displayed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture galleries, offering perspective on the African American experience and its impact on American culture. Curation of the Anthology was headed by a committee including rappers Chuck D and MC Lyte; writers and scholars Jeff Chang and Mark Anthony Neal; early Def Jam senior executives-turned-cultural-advisors Bill Adler and Bill Stephney; artist and writer Questlove; and producer and educator 9th Wonder.
trailer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjDaZuMpvxg

tracklist, more info
https://folkways.si.edu/smithsonian-anthology-of-hip-hop-and-rap?mc_cid=8c6fc85e0a&mc_eid=b45ecb38a9

dow, Saturday, 3 July 2021 19:18 (four weeks ago) link

The Getting The Fear reissue ^^^^^ is AMAZING by the way.

Well *I* know who he is (aldo), Saturday, 3 July 2021 23:22 (four weeks ago) link

Well god dammit, this comes after I managed to track down Karlrecords' release of Persepolis -_- At least I should be able to pass that on without too much difficulty.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Thursday, 8 July 2021 20:00 (three weeks ago) link

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Listen and Buy Here:
https://orcd.co/joseph-spence-encore?mc_cid=caa741e9b7&mc_eid=b45ecb38a9

Vigorous unreleased recordings of the influential Bahamian folk musician... shows off his dextrous fingerpicking and singing style"
- The Guardian
"Will effortlessly transport you to another place and another time... truly enthralling" - Americana UK
"There is an unabashed joy in Spence’s performance of all these songs... we can now share in some of that joy"
- The Riff

Encore: Unheard Recordings of Bahamian Guitar and Singing is out now! The album is a collection of never-before-heard recordings from Bahamian guitar legend Joseph Spence (1910-1984), recorded by renowned recording engineer, documentarian, and producer Peter Siegel in 1965.

Sam Charters, the folklorist who first recorded Spence, wrote: "He was one of the rare musicians whose own abilities are so unusual that they, in turn, reshape the tradition from which they've come. It isn't possible to think of Bahaman music— and finger-picked acoustic guitar music— without thinking of Spence, and at the same time, there is no one like him."

Encore offers a look at a master at work, at the height of his powers and recorded with expert equipment. It includes two entirely new songs that Spence had never recorded before, as well as new settings of Spence classics. A brilliantly virtuosic guitarist who influenced everyone from Richard Thompson to The Grateful Dead, Ry Cooder, and Taj Mahal, Spence was infused with the spirit of improvisation. As he sang, lyrics tumbled over exclamations, swaying between guttural interjections and fast-rhyming patter.

A resoundingly gifted guitarist and a clever interpreter of tradition, Spence has cast a long shadow over the 20th-century folk revival, with his sparkling wit and creativity shining strong even today. He was one of the last of the Bahamian rhymers, heir to a working class tradition, but his music rang across the world long after his death in the 1980s. Today we have a chance to look back at him at the height of his musical craft, an artist full of curiosity and life.

You can purchase Encore, on CD/digital now, and pre-order the vinyl (out this fall). There's also a Spence bumper sticker designed by Darryl Norsen -- free with all vinyl pre-orders, and available for purchase separately!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56idw4IclOc

dow, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 00:52 (one week ago) link

listened to the Spence (as a fan) and tbh it's... not very good

sean gramophone, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 13:47 (one week ago) link

Arthur Baker Presents Dance Masters: The Shep Pettibone Master Mixes (4CD/two 2LP sets)

CD 1

GEORGE MICHAEL – HARD DAY (Shep Pettibone Remix Remastered)
DURAN DURAN – I DON’T WANT YOUR LOVE (Big Mix)
LEVEL 42 – LESSONS IN LOVE (Shep Pettibone Remix)
WHITNEY HOUSTON – SO EMOTIONAL (Edited Remix)
BELINDA CARLISLE – HEAVEN IS A PLACE ON EARTH (Heavenly Version)
THE B-52’S – SUMMER OF LOVE (Summer Party Mix)
HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS – HIP TO BE SQUARE (Dance Mix)
MIAMI SOUND MACHINE – BAD BOY (Shep Pettibone Remix)
CYNDI LAUPER – CHANGE OF HEART (12″ Extended Club Remix)
RUN DMC – IT’S TRICKY (Club Mix)
PAULA ABDUL – KNOCKED OUT (Pettibone 12″)
NARADA – DIVINE EMOTIONS [Shep Pettibone Single Remix)
CD 2

PET SHOP BOYS – WEST END GIRLS (The Shep Pettibone Mastermix)
ALISHA – BABY TALK (Extended Dance Mix)
THE FLIRTS – YOU AND ME (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
PHYLLIS NELSON – I LIKE YOU (12″ Extended Version)
NEW ORDER – BIZARRE LOVE TRIANGLE (Shep Pettibone 12″ Remix)
DEPECHE MODE – BEHIND THE WHEEL (Shep Pettibone Mix)
ERASURE – CHAINS OF LOVE (Unfettered Remix) (2009 Remaster)
KIM WILDE – YOU CAME (Shep Pettibone U.S. 7″ Version)
PSYCHEDELIC FURS – SHOCK (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
ELTON JOHN – I DON’T WANNA GO ON WITH YOU LIKE THAT (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
THE COMMUNARDS – NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE (Single Mix)
GLORIA GAYNOR – I AM WHAT I AM (12″ Extended Version)
CD 3

LISA LISA & CULT JAM WITH FULL FORCE – I WONDER IF I TAKE YOU HOME (The Shep Pettibone Remix)
SANANDA MAITREYA – IF YOU LET ME STAY (The Shep Pettibone Mix)
FIVE STAR – ARE YOU MAN ENOUGH (The Shep Pettibone Remix)
POINTER SISTERS – GOLDMINE (12″ Version)
LIONEL RICHIE – LOVE WILL CONQUER ALL (12″ Vocal Version)
B B & Q – (I’M A) DREAMER (12″ Shep Pettibone Vocal/Long Version)
HOWARD HEWETT – STAY (After Midnight Mix)
GEORGE BENSON – TWICE THE LOVE (Club Love Remix)
THOMPSON TWINS – IN THE NAME OF LOVE ’88 (Railroad Mix)
LISA STANSFIELD – THIS IS THE RIGHT TIME (Shep Pettibone Mix)
PIA – DANCE OUT OF MY HEAD (The Dress-Down Mix)
CD 4

LEROY BURGESS – HEARTBREAKER (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
SINNAMON – THANKS TO YOU (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
THE JAMMERS – BE MINE TONIGHT (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
INSTANT FUNK – (JUST BECAUSE) YOU’LL BE MINE (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix) 2017 Remaster
AURRA – SUCH A FEELING (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
CAROL WILLIAMS – NO ONE CAN DO IT (LIKE YOU) (12″ Special Remix)
STEVE SHELTO – DON’T GIVE YOUR LOVE AWAY (Shep Pettibone Mix: Short Version)
SKYY – SHOW ME THE WAY (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
MIKE AND BRENDA SUTTON – DON’T LET GO OF ME (GRIP MY HIPS AND MOVE ME) (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
WEEKS AND CO. – IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR FUN (12″ Shep Pettibone Master Dub Mix)
THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA – OOH, I LOVE IT (LOVE BREAK) (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)
FIRST CHOICE – LET NO MAN PUT ASUNDER (12″ Shep Pettibone Mix)

I got excited when I saw this announced, though peak excitement would've been 10-15 years ago. The "Love Break" mix is hard to come by on CD despite being it seems to me the canonical version.

eatandoph (Neue Jesse Schule), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 15:31 (one week ago) link

Previously unreleased Bill Evans concert recordings:

For the first of two Record Store Day drops on June 12 (the second is on July 17), Elemental Music is releasing Behind The Dikes: The 1969 Netherlands Recordings as a three-LP set, mastered at 33⅓ RPM by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Standard Vinyl in Toronto. The album’s title is borrowed from Dutch producer Michiel de Ruyter’s LP series Jazz Behind The Dikes on Philips in the 1950s. De Ruyter served as an original co-producer on these Evans recordings. He is backed here by Eddie Gomez on bass and Marty Morell on drums...The trio can take a standard like “’Round Midnight” and essay it effortlessly, then turn in a lively take on more lighthearted material like “A Sleeping Bee."
On June 25, Craft Recordings releases another live LP from Evans, a two-LP set titled On A Friday Evening, a newly discovered live performance by Evans featuring Gómez on bass and Eliot Zigmund on drums. The release captures the entire performance.

Craft is also bringing out an Evans box.
From https://downbeat.com/news/detail/lasting-impressions-of-bill-evans

dow, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:48 (one week ago) link

Looking fwd to these previously unreleased Roy Hargrove/Marcus Miller performances:

Clothier recorded the shows in 2006 at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall and in 2007 at Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, and the music was recently released as a two-album, full-packaged beauty for Record Store Day’s RSD Drop on July 17 with a limited run of 7,000 copies. (A two-CD version and digital edition will arrive on July 23.)

Feldman first heard the groove-, blues- and swing-steeped music at the home of jazz aficionado and producer Jacques Muyal in Geneva, Switzerland. It was 2016 and Feldman had just attended the jazzahead! conference in Bremen, Germany. He was immediately transfixed by the joyful interplay between the trumpeter and pianist. He heard Hargrove’s dynamic presence and piercing melodic phrasing through their take on Cole Porter’s “What Is This Thing Called Love,” his smoky tone on the ballad “This Is Always” and the emotive blues on his original “Blues For Mr. Hill.” He also fell in love with Miller’s sparkle on Jobim’s “Triste” and his dissonant edge on Dizzy Gillespie’s “Con Alma.” Together, the two were able to transform timeless music into a living transcendence. Not bad for shows that were performed without rehearsals or sound checks.
from https://downbeat.com/news/detail/the-harmony-of-roy-hargrove-and-mulgrew-miller

dow, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:57 (one week ago) link

Shit, that's *Mulgrew,* yes, sorry!

dow, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 23:59 (one week ago) link

This is one of my favorite records.
http://www.modernharmonic.com/j-ann-c-trio-the.aspx
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJqW2oO-7r0

JacobSanders, Sunday, 25 July 2021 16:28 (one week ago) link


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