FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Seth Lakeman – Tales from the Barrel House HNRCD01
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NEW CD + DVD PACKAGE FROM MERCURY PRIZEWINNER Gritty folk singer-songwriter and virtuoso fiddler Seth Lakeman could not have dug deeper into his roots for his 6th album, "Tales from the Barrel House." In his boldest musical statement yet, Seth, has not only written the songs, but played everything, produced and mixed the album. His bow-shredding violin riffs are there, together with his driving tenor guitar rhythms. But it's the primitive new sounds he's conjured up that give this album it's atmospheric vibe - loads of what Seth calls "dirty viola," banjo, bouzouki, a booming bass heartbeat from an old Salvation Army drum he rescued from a junkshop, and a jangling array of percussion made up from bits of old iron or discarded tools found down the mine and around the Morwellham workshops. This album is like the granite bedrock of Seth's West Country stamping ground solid, hard and uncompromising. National Magazine Reviews: Songlines – Feature & review confirmed for issue out March / fRoots – review confirmed / Taplas – review confirmed / R2 – review confirmed for March/April issue / Acoustic – review confirmed / Properganda – Front cover feature for March issue. Reviews Confirmed: E. Standard / Metro / Time Out UK National Tour Fri 24th Feb Fibbers York Sat 25th Feb Tokyo Lincoln Sun 26th Feb Seth Lakeman (+ Sam Carter) The Rescue Rooms Nottingham Wed 29th Feb Wedgewood Rooms Portsmouth Thu 1st Mar The Trinity Centre Bristol Fri 2nd Mar O2 Academy Oxford Sat 3rd Mar (The BBC Concert Orchestra +) Seth Lakeman Plymouth Pavilions Tue 20th Mar Old Fire Station Bournemouth Wed 21st Mar The Junction Cambridge Thu 22nd Mar The Plug Sheffield Fri 23rd Mar Coal Exchange Cardiff Sat 24th Mar The Assembly Leamington Spa
Tracks: CD: More Than Money / Blacksmiths Prayer / Salt From our Veins / Brother Of Penryn / Higher walls / The Sender / he Watchmaker’s Rhyme / Hard Road / Apple Of His Eye / The Artisan / DVD: Introduction / Tales From the Barrel House Interview / More Than Money Video / More Than Money Interview / Blacksmiths Video / Blacksmiths Prayer Interview / Workshop Interview Order from Proper Music Distribution : Telephone: 0870 444 0805 Fax: 0208 6765169 e-mail: email@example.com
BLUES NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Bonnie Raitt - Slipstream PRPCD097
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Bonnie Raitt's new album 'Slipstream' is daring, bluesy, and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. 'Slipstream' marks her first new album in seven years. While most of 'Slipstream' is self-produced and features Raitt's longtime touring band, four of the album's songs were helmed by celebrated producer Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Solomon Burke) and showcase his usual crew of extraordinary musicians. Additional guests include Bill Frisell, Al Anderson (formerly of NRBQ), Ireland's Paul Brady, and Maia Sharp. The album's twelve tracks feature Raitt's renditions of songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Joe Henry, and Loudon Wainwright III.
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Tracks: Used To Rule The World / Right Down The Line / Million Miles / You Can't Fail Me Now / Down To You / Take My Love With You / Not Cause I Wanted To / Ain't Gonna Let You Go / Marriage Made In Hollywood / Split Decision / Standing In The Doorway / God Only Knows
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FOLK NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 Trembling Bells Feat. Bonnie Price Billy – The Marble Downs HJRCD64 HJRLP64
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Just four years after their debut album Carbeth, Trembling Bells are amassing a formidable body of work at a startling velocity. Just twelve months after the release of their critically acclaimed third album The Constant Pageant, the Glasgow quartet return to share the billing with a similarly restless creative spirit. A few thousand miles separate Will Oldham and Trembling Bells’ drummer and principal songwriter Alex Neilson, but their stories intersect as far back as 2005, when the young Leeds-raised Neilson found himself playing drums on Alasdair Roberts’ No Earthly Man, with Oldham producing. The knowledge that Oldham and Blackwall would be sharing centre-stage on The Marble Downs gave Neilson extra impetus to flex his songwriting muscles. I Can Tell You’re Leaving finds both vocalists on irresistible form, dissecting their dying relationship with no heed to the other’s feelings. “You treat me like a child,” sings Oldham. “I need a man,” she responds, barely catching breath. “Now like Merle Haggard, you’ll see the fighting side of me,” he later promises. “I guess that’s one of the lighter moments on the album,” ponders Neilson, “I was trying to get a Planet Waves-era Bob Dylan feel there, with the piano and walking bassline.” What pleases Alex Neilson when he listens back is “a sense of a common vocabulary and identity being forged.” If, by that, he means that there isn’t another band on the planet that quite sounds like Trembling Bells, it would be hard to disagree. The evidence is right here.
Tracks: I Made a Date (With An Open Vein) / I Can Tell You're Leaving / Ferrari In A Demolition Derby / Ain't Nothing Wrong With A Little Longing / Excursions Into Assonance / Every Time I Close My Eyes (We're Back There) / Love Is A Velvet Noose / My Husband's Got No Courage In Him / Riding / Lord Bless All
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ROCK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Simone Felice - Simone Felice REVEAL007CDX REVEAL007LPX
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Simone Felice makes a triumphant return with the release of his debut album. Formerly of The Duke & The King / Felice Brothers. Features friends from Mumford & Sons 'Each song somehow sounding like a classic, each live performance suggesting we are in the presence of a rare, fiery brilliance.' (The Guardian) 'Spellbinding' (Uncut) 'Utterly devastating live.' (Q Magazine)
Advertising: Word, Uncut, R2, Guardian, Times, Mojo and Maverick Radio 4 Loose Ends - transmitted Radio 2 Bob Harris - Pre Record Acoustic Session/ Interview 02/04, TX 08/04 The Independent - review and feature interview York Press – interview / Birmingham Mail – interview / Metro – review / Scotsman – review / Evening Standard – review / FT – review / MOJO - TBC feature , review / Uncut review, covermount Track / Word - covermount Track / R2 - Feature, Review, Covermount / Spiral Earth - Review, Feature / FolkRadioUK- feature, review / Crypt Sessions - online session / Daytrotter Session - online session / Line Of Best Fit - online session / NME.COM world exclusive announcement / video Radio 2 Janice Long Janice is keen on a spoken word session/ interview when Simon is next in London..
UK / IRISH TOUR 2012 APRIL Wed 4 - Komedia, Brighton / Thu 5 - Chapel Arts, Bath / Fri 6 - Railway Inn, Winchester / Sat 7 - Jericho Tavern, Oxford / Mon 9 - Glee Club, Birmingham / Tue 10 – Cluny, Newcastle / Wed 11 - Electric Circus, Edinburgh / Thu 12 - Oran Mor, Glasgow / Fri 13 Arts Centre, Kendal / Mon 16 - Deaf Institute, Manchester / Tue 17 - Club ifor Bach, Manchester / Thu 19 - Auntie Annies, Belfast / Fri 20 - John Cleere, Kilkenny / Sat 21 – Whelans, Dublin / Sun 22 - Cyprus Avenue, Cork / Tue 24 - The Chattery, Swansea / Wed 25 - Lantern Theatre, Sheffield / Fri 27 - Bush Hall, London / Sat 28 - Colston Hall, Bristol / Sun 29 - Arts Centre, Pocklington / Mon 30 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Tracks: Hey Bobby Ray (With The Felice Brothers) / You & I Belong (With Friends From Mumford & Sons) / New York Times / Courtney Love / Stormy- Eyed Sarah / Charade / Dawn Brady's Son / Gimme All You Got / Ballad Of Sharon Tate / Splendor In The Grass
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ROCK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Krystle Warren & The Faculty – Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace PDM302
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Love Songs: A Time You May Embrace' is the next episode in the musical life of the remarkable Krystle Warren following on from the much admired 'Circles' release. Krystle Warren's second album is the fruit of an exhilarating 13 day recording session in Brooklyn , live (the way her heroes and sheroes did it) by a total of 28 musicians including Krystle's regular crew, The Faculty, alongside choirs, horn and string sections. Krystle wrote the songs, fired up the players and produced the whole jambalaya. She integrates ragtime and waltz time; evokes Dusty and Krystle-ises William Blake; rubs up against Broadway musical stylings as well as leaving lots of space for songs featuring only her glorious voice alongside acoustic guitar. Krystle has shared international stages with Norah Jones, Joan As Police Woman, Nick Cave and Kylie Minogue. She will be touring with Rufus Wainwright on his 2012 world tour. Two degrees in bebop, a PhD in swing. She's a master of rhythm, she's a rock 'n' roll Queen. 'Warren's talents are extraordinary. She has an octave-hopping voice that glides between languid and urgent, and music that hovers between funk, folk and jazz, between Jeff Buckley and Nina Simone ….. she's the real deal.' The Observer Tracks: Tuesday Morning / Five Minutes Late / Forever Is A Long Time / Every Morning / You Can Take Me With You / I Worry Less / Little Wonder / The One Who Takes You Home / Your Many Coloured Days / Every Other Day / The Cold And The Pebble / Love You Press Uncut Metro Evening Standard Time Out Echoes Jazzwise Music Week Diva Radio BBC 6 music / Resonance Ads Mojo / Word / Jazzwise / Diva Live Touring with Rufus Wainwright on his World 2012 Tour as part of his band as well as selected support slots Solo and festival dates to follow Also available ‘A Time To Keep – Love Songs EP’ (PMD301) Part two: ‘Love Songs: A Time To Refrain From Embracing’ will be along in good time Order from Proper Music Distribution : Telephone: 0870 444 0805 Fax: 0208 6765169 e-mail: email@example.com
SOUL/R&B NEW RELEASE - 19/03/2012 Michael Kiwanuka - I'm Getting Ready COMM035
Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. “I just wanted to make a record that, when someone puts it on, it takes them to a certain place,” says the 24-year-old north Londoner, and recent winner of the BBC’s Sound of 2012 poll. Tracks: I'm Getting Ready / Lasan
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 12/03/2012 Trembling Bells, Bonnie "prince" Billy, Muldoon's Picnic - The Duchess EP HJP67
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Ahead of a new album, The Marble Downs, recorded with Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Glasgow’s Trembling Bells returns with an eight-song vinyl-only EP. Entirely exclusive music, unique to this release, with a lovely silk-screened sleeve, the Duchess EP is effectively divided into two halves. The first is comprised of four songs from The Marble Downs sessions, with Will Oldham duetting with Trembling Bells singer Lavinia Blackwall.Anyone listening to the songs that comprise the other side of the Duchess EP would be forgiven for thinking they were newly unearthed trad. arrs. In fact, their genesis dates back to Neilson's chance encounter with vocal quintet Muldoon’s Picnic, at an open mic evening in Glasgow. Inspired by what he heard, Neilson “very quickly” wrote a number of songs, including those performed here by Muldoon’s Picnic, together with Alex and Lavinia.
Tracks: Duchess / Too Old To Die Young / I'll Be Looking Out For Me / Tincture Of Tears / Bells Of Oxford / There's Nothing Nobler Than) Yorkshire In October / Tuning Fork Of The Earth / Dancing On The Breath Of God
BLUES NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Ola Onabule - The Devoured Man RRAMCD13
RUGGED RAM RECORDS
London born, Nigeria raised Ola Onabule has developed into one of the most unique and respected singers in Great Britain over the past decade. His four octave voice and his ability to bridge elements of Soul, Jazz and World music have won over critics and created for him a loyal following. The new album builds on the critical and artistic successes of all of Ola's previous work. Feature: Echoes Radio: Jazz FM / Smooth FM The new single Be A Man comes out early February. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uwmoxma_iLs&feature=youtu.be
Tracks: Every Prey / Be A Man (free) / Let Love Alone / Great Expectations (Sans Frontier) / The Need To Be Loved / He's Gone / The Desperate Ones / A Name / Swinging Wide / Sanctuary / Cheap Cologne / Behind / Hard Nut / Fast
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 BettySoo & Doug Cox – Across The Borderline: More Lies CSCCD1082
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Change is good. Sometimes, you just need a little shake-up to get things to how they always ought to have been. With Heat Sin Water Skin, BettySoo adds some welcome edge and grit to the heartbreaker ballads and bell-pure vocals she's come to be known for. Teamed with seasoned producer Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, Slaid Cleaves), BettySoo has made a record worth sitting up and paying attention to. Her vocals are striking, the players strong, the sound gripping, and the lyrics compelling. Joining her on Heat Sin Water Skin are Todd Wilson on organ, Gene Elders on fiddle, and Dave Terry on drums. BettySoo and Gurf handled the guitar and vocal parts themselves. As for genre, she’s still nestled in the folk-rock world, but she is bringing something new to her listeners. “There’s a little gospel, some straight-ahead folk, a bit of twang, and maybe even a familiar oldie with a new twist. Be ready for a surprise.”
Tracks: Black Wing Butterfly / Loose Diamond / Morning Song To Sally / While My Guitar Gently Weeps / Heartaches And The Old Pains / Vigilante Man / Rain Just Falls / Angel Eyes / Blood Like Yours / I Ain't Got No Home / Everybody Thinks You're An Angel
ROCK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Great Lake Swimmers – New Wild Everywhere 309442 309522
SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION FEATURES BONUS CD "It's to be hoped that with the current appetite for consuming folk rock as the new rock 'n' roll, that more people are going to start picking up on the quiet beauty contained in each and every one of the Great Lake Swimmers' albums." Sid Smith BBC Reviews New Wild Everywhere, Great Lake Swimmers' fourth album, captures all of the excitement and intuitive musicianship of a group at the peak of their creative powers, with 12 new tracks that reveal a depth and maturity only previously hinted at by lead singer and songwriter Tony Dekker. Confirmed Features: R2 magazine / Electric Ghost / Americana UK Review and feature confirmed - Maverick Magazine Reviews - Uncut Magazine /Word Magazine/The Sun/The Independent Radio Plays: Radio 2 - Bob Harris / Janice Long Confirmed Plays - 6 Music, and BBC Radio London. UK Tour Dates: Thur, April 12 London, UK @ Cargo Sat, April 14 Manchester, UK @ The Deaf Insitute Sun, April 15 Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
Tracks: Think That You Might Be Wrong / New Wild Everywhere / The Great Exhale / The Knife /Changes With The Wind / Cornflower Blue / Easy Come Easy Go / Fields Of Progeny / Ballad Of A Fisherman's Wife / Quiet Your Mind / Parkdale Blues / On The Water / Les Champs De Progéniture BONUS CD Tracks: New Wild Everywhere (Acoustic) / The Great Exhale (Demo) / Easy Come Easy Go (Acoustic) / Les Champs de Progeniture / I Will Never See The Sun (TTC Version) / Something Heavy / What was Going Through My Head
ROCK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 The Funkees - Dancing Time – The Best Of Eastern Nigeria's Afro Rock Expona SNDWCD039 SNDWLP039
WORLD MUSIC WORLD MUSIC
This release by The Funkees is the latest title on Soundway to mine the rich musical output of 60s and 70s Nigeria. For the 5 year period this compilation spans The Funkees output crackled with dance floor fire. Having featured on three of Soundway’s most popular titles, across the definitive Nigeria Special compilation series, we felt The Funkees output deserved closer inspection. Presented here (on CD, download & double gatefold LP) are 18 slices of funky Afro-rock grooves hand picked by Soundway’s Miles Cleret from a selection of the bands 45s and 2 long players. This collection features for the first time all of their Nigerian 45s alongside the best of their UK album material and is accompanied by a full interview with original member Sonny Akpan, who still lives in the capital. LP version comes with free MP3 download code of the album
Tracks: Ole / Akpankoro / Onye Mmanya / Abraka / Point Of No Return / Akula Owu Onyeara / Acid Rock / Ogbu Achara / Slipping Into Darkness / Dancing Time / Baby I Need You / Break Through / Life / Mimbo / 303 / Dancing In The Nude / Salem (CD ONLY) / Dance With Me (CD ONLY)
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 State Of The Union - State Of The Union REVEAL005CDX
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Brand New Album From Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams New Duo State Of The Union. Features Their Cover Of Pet Shop Boys "Rent" & More In the grand tradition of 'The Special Relationship', State Of The Union combines the talents of American Blues guitarist Brooks Williams and cult English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine. Tapping into a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash to Blind Lemon Jefferson, the wide open Fenlands and the frenetic buzz of London, State Of The Union is a masterclass in songwriting and understated production. When Williams was called in at the eleventh hour to replace the billed Special Guests at Boo's annual Ely Christmas charity concert due to the bad weather of 2010, the seeds for State Of The Union were sown. The chemistry between the duo was undeniable as a torrent of creativity was unleashed over the summer in Boo's living room. Making rough demos on their iPhones, the decision was made to record the songs proper at the 3Kyoti Studio in Glasgow with Mark Freegard (Pete Townshend, Eddi Reader, Del Amitri). A week was booked, but just as the songs had flowed so freely, the pair cut the entire album in a mere one and half days, recording the songs in the order they appear on the album. This debut recording is intimate and captivating, like a concert delivered in your living room, just two talented friends, two guitars and a handful of great songs. State Of The Union tour 24/01/2012 - Celtic Connections, Glasgow 04/04/2012 - Folk Club, Kirkham 05/04/2012 – Junction, Cambridge 12/04/2012 – Coffeehouse Folk Club, Shrewsbury 13/04/2012 – Chattery, Swansea 14/04/2012 - Marrs Bar, Worcester 15/04/2012 – Ropery, Barton 19/04/2012 – Thunderbolt, Bristol 24/04/2012 - The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen 25/04/2012 - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh 04/05/2012 - Arts Centre, Haverhill 08/05/2012 - The Stables, Milton Keynes 09/05/2012 – Music, York 24/05/2012 – Borderline, London 03/06/2012 – Greystones, Sheffield 17/06/2012 - The Big Session Festival, Derbyshire 23/06/2012 - Brudenell Social Club,Leeds 28/06/2012 - The Met, Bury Tracks: Darkness / 23 Skidoo / Paper, Scissors & Stone / Rent / Peg & Awl / Distant Memory / Union, Jack / Cicadas / Sweet Honey In The Rock / Three Little Words
ROCK NEW RELEASE - 05/03/2012 Admiral Fallow - Beetle In The Box 333551
Limited edition white vinyl 7" single Beetle In The Box is the first single to be lifted from Scottish indie band Admiral Fallow’s st second album, Tree Bursts in Snow due out on the 21 of May on Nettwerk. Out on March th 5 Beetle in The Box b/w a beautiful cover of the Associates Party Fears Two is available on strictly limited white label vinyl and download. The single has received support from BBC Radio1’s Huw Stephens, 6 Music’s Lauren Laverne, Radio 2’s Janice Long and XFM’s John Kennnedy. The band have also recorded a Daytrotter Session, to be broadcast March th 5 . Recorded and mixed by Paul Savage at Glasgow’s Chem 19 (Mogwai, King Creosote) and mastered by Greg Calbi (Bon Iver, The National, Battles) at Sterling Sound NYC, Tree Bursts In Snow, like their critically acclaimed debut Boots Met My Face, is a 10 track affair. The band have recently sold out an headlining gig at Glasgow’s ABC, and a joint headline show with We Are Augustine’s at London’s Borderline, both to acclaimed reviews. With a huge tour of the UK announced, along with a “homecoming” gig at Glasgow’s legendary th Barrowland on the 8 Dec, 2012 should see Admiral Fallow reach the heights their talent so deserves.
Tracks: Beetle in the Box / Party Fears Two
WORLD MUSIC NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars – Radio Salone CMBCD23
The new album fr om Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars was recorded in New York City and produced by Victor Axelrod, aka Ticklah, a founding member of Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings, Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra and the Easy Star All Stars.Ticklah also recorded and performed with Amy Winehouse on her GRAMMY-winning Back to Black album. Radio Salone has a decidedly retro approach. Recorded entirely on vintage analog gear, the album is reminiscent of the classic funky 70s African sound popular with vinyl collectors and reissue labels. Having persevered through the horrors of the Sierra Leonean civil war, band leader Reuben Koroma and the group continue to musically evolve in exciting ways, well past their jam sessions in the Guinean refugee camps and the rawness of their first recordings in their native capital of Freetown. The songs are infused with intricate dub elements not found in their earlier material and interludes are featured as part of the album flow for the first time. While the band initially gained fame through the power of their story and message, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have since become one of Africa’s most active touring bands, and the years of experience are reflected in the virtuosity of their performance on Radio Salone. The likes of Paul McCartney, Keith Richards, Joe Perry, Ice Cube and Angelina Jolie have sung their praises. From the ashes of war, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars have risen like a phoenix to become one of the most lauded African bands in the world.
Tracks: Chant it Down / Gbara Case / Mother In Law / Goombay Interlude: Rain Come Sun Come / Reggae Sounds The Message / Mampama / Kali / Goombay Interlude: Papa Franco / Man Muyu / Toman Teti M’Ba Akala / Big Fat Dog / Goombay Interlude:Shake Your Body / Yesu Gorbu / Work It Brighter / Remake The World Again / Goombay Interlude: A’Salamaleichem
WORLD MUSIC NEW RELEASE - 19/03/2012 Various Artists – Songlines Music Awards 2012 SPLCD006
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Now in their fourth year, the Songlines Music Awards have become one of the most coveted prizes in world music. The awards showcase outstanding talent from all corners of the globe. Former winners include Goran Bregovic, Staff Benda Bilili, Bellowhead and Amadou & Mariam. Voted by readers of Songlines magazine and the general public, there are four categories: Best Artist, Best Group, Cross-Cultural Collaboration and Newcomer, the final nominees are the top four in each category from the public vote. Songlines is releasing a compilation album featuring all 16 nominated artists, ranging from Tinariwen to Trio Tekke, from Anoushka Shankar to Abigail Washburn
Tracks: Tinariwen - ‘Tenere Taqqim Tossam’ / Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer & Chris Thile - ‘Quarter Chicken Dark’ / Trio Tekke - ‘Batman’s Uniform’ / The Bollywood Brass Band and Rafaqat Ali Khan - ‘Gurh Nalon Iskh Mitha’ / JuJu (Justin Adams & Juldeh Camara) - ‘Waide Nayde’ / Ry Cooder ‘No Banker Left Behind’ / Dub Colossus ‘Tringo Dub’ / Khyam Allami ‘Tawazon I: Balance’ / Watcha Clan - ‘Viens Viens' / Kronos Quartet, Kimmo Pohjonen and Samuli Kosminen - ‘Särmä’ / Abigail Washburn - ‘Corner Girl’ / Bombino ‘Tenere’ / Hossam Ramzy - ‘Shukran Arigato’ / She’Koyokh Klezmer Ensemble ‘Uskudar’ / Fatoumata Diawara ‘Bakonoba’ / Anoushka Shankar ‘Buleria Con Ricardo’
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 20/02/2012 Treacherous Orchestra - Origins NAVIGATOR062
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A product of the recent renaissance in Scottish folk music, Treacherous Orchestra is the ultimate eleven‐piece, pan‐Scottish outfit (with two members from Ireland). It’s an aggregation that came together in the musical melting pot that is Glasgow, a location where the individual musicians first developed a strong affinity for each others playing. Every time this specific crowd of instrumentalists got together, musical sparks would fly. This empathy, and their passion for high‐energy, innovative and evolving styles of playing, comes to fruition in the exuberant sounds produced on their debut album ’Origins’. Each member of the band brings a strong individual sound and instrumental style to this powerful blending of the old with the new. In addition, many of the group are also gifted composers, producers and engineers in their own right and it is these cumulative talents that set the band apart in terms of forging their own unique interpretation of Scottish music. ‘Origins’ was recorded in several studios throughout Scotland (in the Highlands, Glasgow and Lanarkshire), produced jointly by three members of the band and features 90% self‐penned material that has evolved organically with the growth of the band. ’Origins’ is the culmination of many years of playing, learning and having fun. th
An album launch show took place on 4 February at the ABC1 venue in Glasgow. 1400+ paying fans saw the band play a blistering live set that will be taken to all corners of the UK during 2012. MEDIA – John Crosby PR RADIO - upfront BBC RADIO 3 - ‘Global Gathering’ premiere of album songs on 30.12.11 BBC SCOTLAND – ‘Travelling Folk’ feature ran 05.01.12 + plays confirmed from BBC RADIO 2 (Mike Harding) and other national/regional BBC’s PRESS -confirmed SONGLINES – ‘Top Of The World’ lead review in issue 83 + cover mount CD track GUARDIAN – review by Robin Denselow + pic 17.02.12 + MOJO, UNCUT, Q, R2, MAVERICK, LIVING TRADITION, TAPLAS, EDS, etc. SCOTTISH PRESS SCOTSMAN – album review (Jim Gilchrist), THE SCOTSMAN – interview with Fiona Shepherd. Publication date TBA SUNDAY HERALD – album review (Rob Adams) + Celtic Connections promo CD including a song from ‘Origins’. Published 15.01.12 SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY – piece to coincide with Celtic Connections. Published 15.01.12 EVENING TIMES – Celtic Connections feature that included band ADVERTISING SONGLINES (03.03.12), fROOTS (16.02.12), MOJO (28.02.12), THE SKINNY (out end Feb) R2 (out end Feb), PROPERGANDA (out March), LIVE 04.02.12 GLASGOW – ABC1 (Celtic Connections album launch show) 18.02.12 BURY – Big Whistle Festival 04.05.12 SHETLAND FOLK FESTIVAL 26.05.12 SHEPLEY FESTIVAL 16.06.12 BIG SESSION FESTIVAL - S.Derbyshire 21.07.12 BIG TENT FESTIVAL – Fife Tracks: Overture / March Of The Troutsmen / Superfly / Look East / Prelude / Sea Of Clouds / Sea Of Othotsk / Easter Island / Sausages Order from Proper Music Distribution : Telephone: 0870 444 0805 Fax: 0208 6765169 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
DANCE NEW RELEASE - 27/02/2012 Various Artists - Shangaan Shake HJRCD58
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A few years ago, Honest Jon’s offered up a set of homages — entitled Lagos Shake — to the great Afrobeat architect Tony Allen, using his own recordings and compositions as its starting point. Now, in a captivating series of twelves running throughout last year and into 2012, the Shangaan Electro tracks have been similarly fantasized — rather than just flatly remixed — by some of the contemporary scene’s most inspired artists and producers, from Detroit to London, Berlin to Bristol. Kicking off a prodigiously active year for the Honest Jon’s label, the double CD Shangaan Shake collects these new versions, presenting a cross section of the most vital moods and grooves currently at large in underground dance music. Fresh from the label’s recent Chop Up live revue, Detroit techno alchemist Theo Parrish throws in a hypnotic, thirteen minute, carnivalesque head scrambler, multilayered with synths, galloping drums and clattering percussion. Trailering his brand new album for HJ this spring, the inimitable Actress ramps proceedings as up and out as can be without jettisoning the dancefloor completely. Elsewhere, Anthony Shake Shakir’s Motor City stomper — a favourite with Gilles Peterson on his BBC Radio 1 show — is this pioneer’s most impactful work of late, hard hitting and reckless in all the right places; characteristically, Mark Ernestus from Rhythm & Sound is swingeingly original and tersely dubwise; and amongst the set’s wildcards, the futuristic pop duo Hype Williams turns out a mesmerizing tribute, lagging somewhere ages behind the party people, achingly soulful and lost. Nothing in modern dance is more attuned to Shangaan musical sensibility than Chicago juke and footwork — and celebrated originators Rashad, Spinn and Boo lock into its madness with a lethal, frantic pair of reworks, true to the hyper 8208;energy and raw, unhinged power of the source material. From the coiled forensics of Peverelist, though, via the deep, minimal funk of Villalobos and Loderbauer, to the carefree drive of Oni Ayhun — each and every one of these Shangaan Shake reimaginings sparks from genuine, far 8208;fetched inspiration into wildly diverse and brilliant new trajectories.
CD 1: Mark Ernestus Meets BBC / Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro / MMM Meets Tshetsha Boys / DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn Meet Tshetsha Boys / Burnt Friedman Meets Zinja Hlungwani / Actress Meets Shangaan Electro / Old Apparatus Meets Shangaan Electro / Theo Parrish Meets Mancingelani CD 2: Demdike Stare Meets Shangaan Electro / Peverelist Meets Tshetsha Boys / Anthony Shake Shakir Meets BBC / RP Boo Meets Shangaan Electro / Actress Meets Shangaan Electro 2 / Hype Williams Meets Shangaan Electro / Ricardo Villalobos & Max Loderbauer Meet Shangaan Electro / Mark Ernestus Meets BBC Version
ROCK / POP AS SEEN ON TV Gilbert O´Sullivan – Gilbertville HYP11275
Gilbert O’Sullivan has accumulated no less than fourteen top-forty hits, including “Clair”, “Alone Again (Naturally)”, “Get Down” and “Nothing Rhymed”, with number one singles on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as four top-five UK albums. Both "Clair" and "Get Down" were number one hit singles in Britain, and additionally, the album "Back To Front" topped the UK chart, emulating the success of the two million seller "Alone Again (Naturally)", a six week US chart-topper. Since then, he recorded about eleven albums, including the UK Top 20 single, "What's In A Kiss?" and toured extensively in Europe and Japan. The new album “Gilbertville” features 14 tracks, including the new single “All They Wanted to Say”, with an interlude halfway through featuring UK comedian Harry Hill reciting a short poem of Gilbert's. The 14 tracks are made up of 13 new tracks, recorded in Nashville and London and a hidden track, a re-mixed version of “School Meals” which was recorded during the “A Scruff at Heart” sessions. Tracks: Can I Leave the Rest Up To You / Missing You Already / Here's Why / All They Wanted To Say / One Drink Too Many (Too Few) / The Allergy Song / Where Would We Be (Without Tea)? / Interlude-Poem read by Harry Hill / I Wanna Know / Could Have Made It With You / I Wish Something Good / Private Eye / Down Down Here / Talking Of Murder / School Meals (Bonus Track)
The Gilbert O´Sullivan "Best Of" will be promoted by TV commercials The TV advertising will start on Sunday March 5th and will initially run for two weeks. The advertising will be on national TV - ITV, Channel 4, 5 etc. these TV commercials will also mention the release of our "Gilbertville"
BLUES NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Mud Morganfield - Son Of The Seventh Son SEVCD55
The first national release by the eldest son of Muddy Waters; a rather intimidating act to follow unless you have the blues embedded in your genetic code. Mud Morganfield proves to be a chip off the old block with a powerful 12 song set of mostly original tunes in the classic Chicago blues style. Mud's commanding voice can summon up the spirit in a way that is all but lost in today's contemporary blues world. He and his powerful band will make you remember what it is that made you fall in love with the blues in the first place. The miracle of Mud Morganfield is here for the world to see
Tracks: Short Dress Woman / Son Of The Seventh Son / Love To Flirt / Catfishing / Health / Loco Motor / Money (Can't Buy Everything) / Midnight Lover / Go Ahead And Blame Me / Leave Me Alone / You Can't Lose What You Ain't Never Had / Blues In My Shows
Ledfott - Gothic Blues Volume One HYP12286
Ledfoot "A Lesson in Gothic Blues that leaves you with chills and goosebumps"! The Album was recorded between nine and midnight one day in April 2011. LEDFOOT a.k.a. Tim Scott McConnell was born in a trailer-park in Florida 1958. He played all the famed underground clubs in NY such as legendary CBGB's, Max's Kansas City and the Mud club. In 1979 he joined the band The Rockats and signed a deal with Island Records and toured around the USA. In 1989 he started The Havalinas with Smutty Smiff (Rockats, 13kats) and Chalo Quitana (Cruzados, Bob Dylan, Social Distortion). The band signed to Elektra after a bidding war between the major companies and released The Havalinas in 1990. They toured around USA extensively and did support gigs for Bob Dylan, Chris Isaak and Tina Turner. In 1993 Tim Scott moved to Norway and the bands only release on Electra became their first and only album. In Norway Tim signed with Warner Music who released the album 'Deceivers And Believers' in 1994. This album gave Tim heavy radio play in Norway and across Europe. In 1996 he recorded an album on Waterfall Records, the same year as Bruce Springsteen recorded Timâ€™s song High Hopes on the 'bloodbrothers' EP and DVD. Ledfoot is the culmination of Tim's 35 years of history and experience as an Artist.
Tracks: I Dont Want This Worry Anymore / Save My Ass / How You Lose Your Innocence / The Cold Light Of Day / Purgatory Road / Sound Of The Sun Going Down / Hanging Tree / Diggin My Own Grave / I'll Dream Of You Tonight / Damned / Mean To Me / Unforgiven / Wicked State Of Mind
CLASSICAL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Thomas Viloteau - 2006 GFA Winner 22259DVD
MEL BAY MUSIC
Recorded in the Netherlands at the Gitaarsalon and complete with an exclusive interview by Kailee Bialaszewski, this recital is a unique opportunity to watch the artistry of Thomas Viloteau and hear him talk about guitar, practicing and being a musician. With his own transcriptions of Scarlatti Sonatas, the immense Variations on "Las Folias" by M. M. Ponce and the romanticism of Mertz, Sor and Legnani, Thomas Viloteau—first prize winner of the 2006 GFA competition—takes his audience on a journey through more than 300 years of music.unrecorded pieces: "listening to the silence of a starry night", Echo of the Trees (for charango and guitar) and Future Hope a piece dedicated to an organization which has changed the lives of hundreds of street children in Kolkata, India. This film was created by Johannes's brother, the film artist Simon Möller and uses almost exclusively natural light sources that give the film its unique vibrancy of color. compose a piece for this DVD project. The Rossiniana presents a collection of arias from various operas of the famous italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Frederico Moreno-Torroba composed few large scale instrumental pieces and in 2001, the manuscript of the Sonata-Fantasia was found. This is an important addition to the major contribution of the composer to the guitar repertoire.
DVD: Capriccio - Johannes Kasper Mertz / Capriccio 2 - Luigi Legnani / Capriccio 7 - Luigi Legnani / Elegie - Mertz / Fantasie Elegiaque - Fernando Sor / Theme, variations et Fuga sur "Las Folias" Manuel Maria Ponce / Sonata K 380 - Domenico Scarlatti / Sonata K 53 - Scarlatti
Johannes Moller – GFA International Competion Winner 2010 22254DVD
MEL BAY MUSIC
Explore the musical world of guitarist and composer Johannes Möller, winner of the 2010 Guitar Foundation of America International Concert Artist Competition. Included on the program are two of his favourite pieces from the standard repertoire: Agustín Barrios Un Sueño en la Floresta and his own transcription of Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Aléniz. Johannes also invites us into his own sound world with a selection of original compositions. Among them are three earlier unrecorded pieces: "listening to the silence of a starry night", Echo of the Trees (for charango and guitar) and Future Hope a piece dedicated to an organization which has changed the lives of hundreds of street children in Kolkata, India. This film was created by Johannes's brother, the film artist Simon Möller and uses almost exclusively natural light sources that give the film its unique vibrancy of color. compose a piece for this DVD project. The Rossiniana presents a collection of arias from various operas of the famous italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Frederico Moreno-Torroba composed few large scale instrumental pieces and in 2001, the manuscript of the Sonata-Fantasia was found. This is an important addition to the major contribution of the composer to the guitar repertoire.
DVD: Isaac Albeniz (1860-1909) - Asturias (Leyenda) / Johannes Moller (b. 1981) - Song To The Mother (2009) / Johannes Moller - Whispered By The Wind (2007) / Johannes Moller - "…listening to the silence of a starry night." (2006) / Agustin Barrios Mangore (1885-1944) - Un Sueno en la Floresta / Johannes Moller - Poem To A Distant Fire (2010) / Johannes Moller - Amanda (2009) Dedicated to Ramakrishnananda Babaji / Johannes Moller & Laura Fraticelli - Echo Of The Trees (2011) / Johannes Moller - Future Hope (2011)
CLASSICAL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Jerome Ducharme - 2005 GFA Winner 21903DVD
MEL BAY MUSIC
This is an original programme including the famous first Rossiniana of Mauro Giuliani, the SonataFantasia of Frederico Moreno-Torroba and two creations of the Montreal-based composer Maxime McKinley. Figures de sable was composed for Jérôme Ducharme in 1998 when Maxime McKinley was still a guitar student in the class of Jean Vallières at the Montreal Conservatory. Mandala was composed in the winter of 2010 after Mr. Ducharme asked Mr. McKinley to compose a piece for this DVD project. The Rossiniana presents a collection of arias from various operas of the famous italian composer Gioachino Rossini. Frederico Moreno-Torroba composed few large scale instrumental pieces and in 2001, the manuscript of the Sonata-Fantasia was found. This is an important addition to the major contribution of the composer to the guitar repertoire.
DVD: Mauro Giuliani - Rossiniana no. 1 op.119 / Maxime McKinley - Figures de sable / Frederico Moreno-Torroba: Sonata-Fantasia Lento, allegretto, un poco tranquilo, poco mosso / Allegretto / Allegro, allegro moderato, andante, allegro / Maxime McKinley - Mandala
Peter Anders - Ein Heller Stern In Dunkler Zeit 233506
When Peter Anders died on 10 September 1954, at the age of only forty-six, of injuries suffered in a car accident, he was the most popular German tenor. He had attained this popularity not least through the disk and radio recordings that have been assembled in great abundance for this ten CD box set. They impressively document the development of Anders’ voice from the beginnings of his career in 1933 up to the last performances in 1954.Some of these recordings are issued for the first time on CD.
CD 1-10: Excerpts from: The Land of Smiles, Countess Maritza, The Gipsy Princess, The Merry Widow, The Beggar Student, Die Fledermaus, The Bird Seller, A Night in Venice, The Gipsy Baron, The Bartered Bride, Lohengrin, Tosca, Il Trovatore, La Bohème, La Traviata, Carmen, Tales of Hoffmann and more
CLASSICAL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Fritz Wunderlich - Welterfolge Und Raritaten 233505
During his short life, which ended tragically, Fritz Wunderlich (1930-1966) achieved almost incredible accomplishments as a singer. Through the recordings compiled in this ten CD box set, the great musicianship and musical intelligence of this exceptional tenor become just as obvious as his extraordinary versatility, which is reflected in popular numbers from operetta as well as sacred music and modern creations of the twentieth century. In the present collection, besides well-known works in interesting live recordings, listeners will discover many things they have heard only seldom or never before, and that will affirm anew their admiration for Fritz Wunderlich. CD 1: Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 / Die Gärtnerin Aus Liebe 1956 / Die Gärtnerin Aus Liebe 1956 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Wiener Philharmoniker / Joseph Keilberth 1960 CD 2: Mozart Cosi Fan Tutte Der Odem Der Liebe 1960 / Mozart - Don Giovanni - Berliner Symphoniker / Hans Zanotelli 1960 / Mozart - Don Giovanni - Berliner Symphoniker / Hans Zanotelli 1960 / Mozart - Don Giovanni - Berliner Symphoniker / Hans Zanotelli 1960 / Mozart Die Zauberflöte - Het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest / Bernard Haitink 1958 / Mozart - Die Zauberflöte - Het Radio Filharmonisch Orkest / Bernard Haitink 1958 / Mozart - Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar, 1960 / Mozart - Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail - 1958 (Live, Edinburgh) / Mozart - Die Entführung Aus Dem Serail -1958 (Live, Edinburgh) CD 3: Nicolai - Die Lustigen Weiber Von Windsor / Lortzing - Zar Und Zimmermann / Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer - Staatskapelle Berlin / Franz Konwitschny 1960 / Wagner - Der Fliegende Holländer - Staatskapelle Berlin / Franz Konwitschny 1960 / Wagner - Tannhäuser - Den Bronnen, Den Uns Wolfram Nannte / Flotow - Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Flotow - Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Flotow - Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Flotow - Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Flotow - Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Flotow Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Flotow - Martha - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 CD 4: Rossini - Der Barbier Von Sevilla - Cond Keilberth, 1959 / Rossini - Der Barbier Von Sevilla Cond Keilberth, 1959 / Rossini - Der Barbier Von Sevilla - Cond Keilberth, 1959 / Rossini - Der Barbier Von Sevilla - Cond Keilberth, 1959 CD 5: Zeller - Der Obersteiger / Millocker - Der Bettelstudent / Zeller - Der Vogelhändler / Zeller Der Vogelhändler / Zeller - Der Vogelhändler / Zeller - Der Vogelhändler / J Strauss - Der Lustige Krieg - Nur Für Natur / J Strauss - Eine Nacht In Venedig / J Strauss - Eine Nacht In Venedig / J Strauss - Die Fledermaus / J Strauss - Die Fledermaus CD 6: Verdi - La Traviata - Ach, Ihres Auges Zauberblick 1960 / Verdi - La Traviata - O Lass Uns Fliehen Aus Diesen Mauern Mit Erika Köth (Violetta) 1959 / Verdi - Rigoletto - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Verdi - Rigoletto - Berliner Symphoniker / Berislav Klobucar 1960 / Handel - Alcina - Capella Coloniensis / Ferdinand Leitner 1959 / Handel - Alcina Capella Coloniensis / Ferdinand Leitner 1959 / Handel - Alcina - Capella Coloniensis / Ferdinand Leitner 1959 / Handel - Alcina - Capella Coloniensis / Ferdinand Leitner 1959 / Handel - Alcina Capella Coloniensis / Ferdinand Leitner 1959 / Orff - Oedipus Der Tyrann / Janacek - Die Ausflüge Des Herrn Broucek / Janacek - Die Ausflüge Des Herrn Broucek / R Strauss - Die Schweigsame Frau - Cond Bohm 1959
CLASSICAL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 CD 7: Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 19659 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 / Schubert - Die Schöne Müllerin - 1959 CD 8: Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch - 1955 / Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch - 1955 / Wolf Italienisches Liederbuch - 1955 / Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch - 1955 / Wolf - Italienisches Liederbuch - 1955 / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - RadioSinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - RadioSinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - RadioSinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Pfitzner - Von Deutscher Seele - RadioSinfonieorchester Stuttgart / Heinz Mende / Schmidt - Das Buch Mit Sieben Siegeln CD 9: Verdi - Messa Da Requiem 1960 / Verdi - Messa Da Requiem 1960 / Schutz - Es Steh’ Gott Auf, Dass Seine Feind’ Zerstreuet Werden / Monteverdi - L’orfeo / Raphael - Palmström-Sonate / Raphael - Palmström-Sonate / Raphael - Palmström-Sonate / Raphael - Palmström-Sonate / Raphael - Palmström-Sonate / Neumeyer - Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer - Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer - Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer - Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer - Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer - Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 / Neumeyer Studentenlieder - Cond Karl Ristenpart, 1960 CD 10: Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960 / Egk - Furchtlosigkeit Und Wohlwollen - Cond István Kertész, 1960
COUNTRY NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 The Deep Dark Woods – The Place I Left Behind SHCD4077
*Digital download distributed by Proper* A rainstorm over the desert of modern music, 'The Place I Left Behind' offers murder ballads alongside scrappy rockers, lovesick hymnals and slow-dance waltzes. The album illuminates folk traditions without stripping the shadows of roots music history - The Deep Dark Woods wake the ghosts of Appalachia with their prairie gothic pyre-side tales. 'The Place I Left Behind' echoes with traces of time and space that are never fully abandoned or forgotten. Tracks: West Side Street / The Place I Left Behind / Mary's Gone / Virginia / Sugar Mama / The Banks Of The Leopold Canal / Big City Lights / Backalley Blues / I Just Can't Lose / Never Prove False / Dear John / The Ballad Of Frank Dupree / Oh, What A Life
“Thanks Will, one of favourites to date, they will be huge stars and are clearly very good people” – Bob Harris producer – Mark Simpson
“I can't make tonight unfortunately, but I so wish I could - Sunday was astonishingly good.” – Andy Fyfe – Q Magazine. Deep Dark Woods are having the most awesome visit ever –sold out shows – and rockin the nation on every level – everyone who comes near them LOVES them Tim Cooper from The Sunday Times was at last nights show case – possibly a feature there for a return visit. Whilst doing Bob Harris – we ran into Dermot O’Leary – HUGE – session there for their return...... Great album reviews now in place – Q, Mojo, Uncut and others.....
Various Artists - Country & Western – A Ride Through History 1924-1960 233320
This comprehensive 40-CD collection provides an extensive overview of country music from 1924 to 1960.The booklet contains many rare LP covers and sheet music. The songs on the CDs are sorted chronologically and the booklet also contains the highest entry of the songs in the American Country & Western charts. In total, this collection contains 1000 chart entries and rarities! CD 1-40; Artists include: Jimmie Rodgers / Mississippi John Hurt / The Carter Family / Tex Ritter / The Delmore Brothers / Roy Rogers / The Monroe Brothers / Gene Autry / Roy Acuff / Hank Snow / Red Foley / Ernest Tubb / Hank Williams / Lefty Frizzell / Eddy Arnold / Tennessee Ernie Ford / Floyd Tillman / Eddy Arnold / Bob Wills
COUNTRY NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Gid Tanner - And The Skillet Lickers JSPCD77155
The JSP series of box sets of early Country Music is setting the standard - this is another set of ultra rare but seminal and influential music. Gid Tanner was a Country music pioneer. This superb set of recordings shows yet again that the early players set the template and created a standard that all who followed were influenced by. This is the only serious reissue set on the amazing artist that is available.
CD1: Soldiers Joy / Rock That Cradle Lucy / Bonaparte’s Retreat / Cripple Creek / Hell’s Broke Loose In Georgia / A Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight / Rocky Pallet / A Corn Licker Still In Georgia - 1: Mcmichen / Pass Around The Bottle And We’ll All Take A Drink / Hand Me Down My Walking Cane / Alabama Jubilee / Bully Of The Town / Where Did You Get That Hat / Goodbye Booze / Mississippi Sawyer / Georgia Waggoner / Rufus / Cumberland Gap On A Buckin’ Mule / Hawkins Rag / Skillet Licker Breakdown / Devilish Mary / Old Dan Tucker / Nancy Rollin / Soldier Will You Marry Me CD 2: Sal’s Gone To The Cider Mill / New Arkansas Traveller / Leather Breeches / Sugar In The Gourd / Georgia Wagner / Watermelon On The Vine / Don’t You Hear Jerusalem Moan / A Fiddler’s Convention In Georgia / A Fiddler’s Convention In Georgia / Settin’ In The Chimney Jamb / Prettiest Little Girl In The County / Black Eyed Susie / Cotton-Eyed Joe / Tanner’s Boarding House / On Tanner’s Farm / Down Yonder / Back Up And Push / Git Along / Whoa, Mule, Whoa / Shortening Bread / Dance All Night With A Bottle In Your Hand / She’ll Be Coming ‘Round The Mountain / I Don’t Love Nobody / I Got Mine / Old Joe Clark CD 3: The Darktown Strutter’s Ball / Drink ‘Er Down / Dixie / The Girl I Left Behind Me / The Old Gray Mare / John Henry (The Steel Drivin’ Man) / Johnson’s Old Gray Mule / Possum Hunt On Stump House Mountain / Possum Hunt On Stump House Mountain / Bile Them Cabbage Down / It’s A Long Way To Tipperary / Old McDonald Had A Farm / Big Ball In Town / I’m Satisfied / Three Nights Drunk / Buckin’ Mule / Sleeping Lulu / McMichen’s Breakdown / Molly Put The Kettle On / Whistlin’ Rufus / Miss Mccleod’s Reel / Four Cent Cotton / Cacklin’ Hen And Rooster Too / Rickett’s Hornpipe / Ride Old Buck To Water CD 4: Show Me The Way To Go Home / Cotton Baggin’ / The Rovin’ Gambler / It Ain’t Gonna Rain No More / Going On Down Town / Mississippi Sawyer / Flatwoods / Never Seen The Likes / A Night In A Blind Tiger / A Night In A Blind Tiger / Ya gotta Quit Kickin’ My Dog Around / Turkey In The Straw / Polly Wolly Doo / Uncle Bud / Liberty / Sal Let me Chaw Your Rosin / Slow Buck / Cumberland Gap / Hen Cackle / Tra-Le-La-La / Hinkey-DInkey-Dee / Keep Your Gal At Home Cotton Patch / Flop-Eared Mule / Soldier’s Joy
EASY LISTENING NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 The Shadows - Change Of Address TECD194
The legendary Shadows need introduction with the history of the band and their times with Cliff Richard. This is a first time release on compact disc for this 80's classic. The name of this album says it all. This album highlights the change in record label from EMI to POLYDOR, hence the title "CHANGE OF ADDRESS" We are proud to re release such fine music on the Talking Elephant label
Tracks: Mozart Forte / Midnight Creepin' / Change Of Address / Just The Way You Are / Indigo / Arty's Party / Outdigo / Hellow Mr W.A.M. / Temptation / Albatross / If You Leave Me Now / Equinoxe (Part V)
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Bread Love And Dreams â€“ Bread Love And Dreams TECD195
Flower-Power Folk Rock at it's finest. 1st time on CD This is the 1969 debut by the UK folk trio Bread, Love and Dreams. Released on Decca in UK and on London in the US. It's dreamy folk; flower-power lyrics with simple beautiful melodies. The band went on to release two further albums, all three are now very collectable.
Tracks: Switch Out The Sun / Virgin Kiss / The Least Said / Falling Over Backwards / Lady Of The Night / Main Street / Artificial Light / Until She Needs You / Mirrors / Poet's Song / The Yellowbellied Redback / 95 Octane Gravy
Hannah James & Sam Sweeney â€“ State And Ancientry RBRCD13
Highly anticipated second album from acclaimed English folk duo Hannah James & Sam Sweeney. Traditional and newly-composed tunes and songs played with their customary verve. Hannah James & Sam Sweeney are one of the foremost duos performing English folk music today. 2012 sees the release of their highly anticipated second album 'State and Ancientry' They play predominantly English songs and tunes on accordion and fiddle, and their live show includes Hannah's renowned high-energy clog dancing. Their debut 'Catches & Glees' (RBRCD07) was critically acclaimed and the following year they were nominated for the Horizon Award at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2010. Described by Sam as having "a fuller sound, a richer palette of sonic textures" 'State and Ancientry' breaks new ground for the duo. "It's a marked step up in the way we approach music. We embraced the duo setting rather than trying to compress an ensemble sound into just the two of us, which has helped us be more creative with the material." Produced by Andy Bell, it will be released on 2nd April 2012. Also available RBRCD07 'Catches & Glees'
Tracks: Hole In The Wall / Parson Upon Dorothy; Dolly / William Taylor / How Do You Do?; Gallons Of Cognac / On Yonder Hill There Sits A Hare / The Battered Hake Polka; Jack's Maggot / There Was A Lady Lived In The West / The Farmer's Cursed Wife / Wallaby; Harry's Flowers / The Bonny Miller; Strike A Bell / The Golden Glove
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Kim Edgar - The Ornate Lie QFM003
This second solo offering from pianist/singer/songwriter Kim Edgar has already elicited positive responses for its strong melodies, well observed lyrics and honest intimacy. Kim Edgar’s second solo album, 'The Ornate Lie' (producer Mattie Foulds), is powerful and compelling, in a similar vein to her acclaimed debut, 'Butterflies and Broken Glass' (2008), with heightened energy and vigour. Kim’s vocal and piano playing are firmly centre stage, with support from leading musicians including Steven Polwart (guitar), Kevin McGuire (bass), Mattie Foulds (drums), Corrina Hewat (harp) and string quartet, Mr McFall’s Chamber, and backing vocals from Karine Polwart, Inge Thomson and Andy Tucker. 'The Ornate Lie' draws on topics including child neglect, the objectification of women, love, helplessness and mortality, and has already elicited positive responses for Kim’s signature tempo changes, strong melodies, well observed lyrics and honest intimacy. Kim has attracted five star reviews for recorded work and her live performances. She enjoys leading a choir at The BIG Project youth and children’s charity, and recently composed a multichoral commission for Celtic Connections and The Usher Hall, in celebration of the Olympics. Kim is also a member of genre-hopping collective, The Burns Unit, (as are Karine Polwart and Mattie Foulds) whose debut release, Side Show (2010), received much critical acclaim, including being awarded one of the top 5 gigs of 2011 (The Independent). Also available QFM002 'Butterflies and Broken Glass'
Tracks: A Poppy Blossoms / Not For Sharing / The Ornate Lie / Walls / Hands Held / All The Little Sunbursts / The Steamy Note / Blood, Ice & Ashes / Ready / A Favour From The Sea / Fragile / 8, 9, 10
Alexa Woodward – It's A Good Life Honey, If You Don't Grow Weary CSCCD1081
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A rich album full of harmonies, banjo, ukulele, upright bass, imagination, and lovely, haunting songs “It’s a Good Life, Honey, If You Don’t Grow Weary, named for a pet phrase of Woodward’s great grandmother, has all the maturity that it should for a third album, but none of the pretentiousness that seems to come with being a rising folk sensation. Woodward’s songs have made their way into the soundtrack of Twilight in Forks, National Geographic's Departures, MTV's Life with Liz and promos for Adult Swim shows, but the music doesn’t feel affected by this wave of recognition. It’s genuine, confident and full of soul. Most of that soul comes from Woodward’s voice. You can almost imagine her sharing a stage with Joan Baez or Joni Mitchell at some politically-tinged, flowery rally in the midst of the Summer of Love. The magic in Weary builds to a crescendo when Woodward and her backing vocalists take their voices up into the stratosphere of songs like “Darkest Days” and “Pillar of Salt.” The vocals swim along through the verses, and as the song builds they crash like swells of tide on rocks. The result is an album that’s part folk, part bluegrass, part gospel, and all gorgeous. Experiencing Alexa Woodward is like plunging down into an imagined world where everything is green and wondrous and glistening with discovery. It’s a new place, and it needs further exploring.” -Matthew Jackson, TMZ “Woodward’s latest offering It's A Good Life, Honey If You Don't Grow Weary (available online in March) is a joy to listen to. -Michael Berick, No Depression
Tracks: Pale Blue Line / Wolves / Darkest Days Intro / Darkest Days / O Tornado / Down / Elephant / Alexander / Pillar Of Salt / Mister / All This Sugar / Weary
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Clarence Bucaro - Walls Of The World CSCCD1083
CONTINENTAL SONG CIT
Over five albums literate and honey-voiced singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro has crafted an impressive canon of uplifting Americana, garnering comparisons to Jackson Browne and Van Morrison. The Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter has built his career on a robust 300-shows-peryear schedule sharing stages with such diverse and established artists as Aaron Neville, The Blind Boys of Alabama, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders, North Mississippi Allstars, and Fountains of Wayne. 'Walls Of The World' is an ambitious collection of twangy Americana, roots, rock and soul produced by Hector Castillo (David Bowie, Björk, Lou Reed) and Chocolate Genius and mixed by the legendary Tchad Blake. "…a spirited nod to pure Southern soul, infused with classic keyboards, riveting guitar riffs and a vocal that emotes with the ageless grace of a distinguished veteran." -BLURT "Songs deepen lyrically with each passing song." -PERFORMING SONGWRITER "…a journey from the inside out, rife with nuance." -NO DEPRESSION "Clarence Bucaro has hit an artistic apex with the release of his latest album, 'Til Spring." -NPR "The roots offspring of Jackson Browne and Ricki Lee Jones" -BOSTON PHOENIX
Tracks: Two Men Down / Dangerous Secret / Malibu / New Road / Child Of War / Rose Of Jericho / Are We Gonna Make It Through The Night? / Same Small Threads / It's Only Love / Bright Lights Of Home / Walls Of The World
Rachel Hair Trio - No More Wings MHRCD003
MARCH HAIR RECORDS
*Digital download distributed by Proper* A leading band on Scotland's vibrant folk scene, the Rachel Hair Trio presents a sparkling blend of melodic harp mastery, rootsy songs and sophisticated rhythmical drive. The Rachel Hair Trio follows up its Scottish Folk Band of the Year nomination in the Scots Trad Music Awards 2011 with an outstanding new album. Featuring traditional and contemporary dance tunes, airs and songs from Scotland, Galicia, Sweden, Brittany, Wales, Devon and the U.S., No More Wings is Hair's third album and the first release by her group, which has spent much of the past year touring at home and abroad to enthusiastic acclaim. As well as highlighting the group's collective gift for dynamic arrangements, instrumentals such as the title track, The Eccentric Emporium and The Birthday Jigs focus on Hair's facility on the Scottish harp and her ability as a composer to conjure up instantly memorable melodies from unlikely sources, including jumble sale rummages and unconventional birthday presents. Guitarist Jenn Butterworth lends her distinctive, heartfelt singing to Cyril Tawney's classic Grey Funnel Line, Jesse Winchester's My Songbird and her own yearning Island, and double bassist Euan Burton brings backbone and drive to a group that formed in 2010[?] and has quickly positioned itself among the pacesetters on the vibrant Scottish folk scene.
Tracks: No More Wings / Swedish / Grey Funnel Line / Cancro Cru / Harsh Feb Reels / Island / Fest Now no. 17 / The Eccentric's Emporium / My Songbird / Home and Happy / The Birthday Jigs
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Various - Essential Irish Pub Songs ESICD501
"The Craic" is how the Irish celebrate life –with music & laughter. In the company of some of our finest singers & musicians enjoy this intoxicating collection of Ireland's Essential Irish Pub Songs.
Tracks: The Galway Girl - The Kilkennys / Whiskey In The Jar - The Dublin City Ramblers / The Fields Of Athenry - Paddy Reilly / The Boston Burglar - Johnny Mc Evoy / Come Back Paddy Reilly Derek McCormick / The Wild Rover - The Dublin City Ramblers / The Rare Old Times - Jim Mc Cann / Seven Drunken Nights - Patsy Watchorn ( The Dubliners) / From Clare To Here - Jim Mc Cann / Muirsheen Durkin - Johnny Mc Evoy / Danny Boy - The Barleycorn / The Star Of The County Down - Fair Isle folk / Molly Malone - The Dublin City Ramblers / Spancil Hill - Johnny Mc Evoy / The Craic Was 90 In The Isle Of Man - The Dublin City Ramblers / Carrickfergus - The Barleycorn / The Rooster - Fair Isle Folk / The Irish Rover - Patsy Watchorn ( The Dubliners ) / Will ye Go Lassie Go - The Kilkennys / Pub Songs Medley - The Dublin City Ramblers
The Celtic Orchestra (Featuring The Voice Of Sheoda) - Essential Irish Moods ESICD502
There is a story behind each evocative song and lovingly crafted air on this 'Essential Collection'. Here you will discover an intoxicating blend of Celtic harp, uileann pipes, piano, whistles & fiddles. Together with the unique vocal sound of Sheoda, they create a rich and magical experience
Tracks: Carrickfergus / The Princess Royal / Easy & Slow / Down By The Sally Gardens / Black Is The Colour featuring Sheoda / The Fields Of Athenry / Molly Malone / Believe Me If All Those Endearing Charms / My Lagan Love / Fair & Tender Ladies featuring Sheoda / The Lark In The Clear Air / The Rose Of Tralee / The Star Of The County Down featuring Sheoda / The Coolin / She Moved Through The Fair featuring Sheoda / Teddy O'Neill / Danny Boy / Lift The Wings (from Riverdance) / The Meeting Of The Waters / Naoise
Various - Essential Irish Dance ESICD503
The international success of Riverdance, Lord Of The Dance, Ragus, Feet Of Flames and other spectacular productions have placed Irish dance on the world stage. This vibrant collection features highlights from some of these remarkable shows mixed together with the more traditional sound of Céili Music.
Tracks: Lord Of The Dance - The Celtic Orchestra / Barn Dances -Arcady / Lift The Wings ( from Riverdance) Instrumental - The Celtic Orchestra / Jimmy Wards Jig - The Ragus Players / Cuaichin Ghleann Neifin - The Celtic Orchestra / O Carolan's Draught - The Dublin City Ramblers / Black Is The Colour - Seamus Brett / The Maid Of Cisco/ The Humours Of Ballyconnell/ The Ivy Leaf Arcady / The Britches Full Of Stiches/ Hollow Rock Waltz - Fair Isle Folk / Baidin Fheilimi - Seamus Brett / Clarles O'Connor - The Bridge Ceili Band / A Stolen Kiss (from Lord Of The Dance) - The Celtic Orchestra / Micho Russell's - Seamus Brett / Lift The Wings ( from Riverdance) - vocal The Celtic Orchestra / McMahons Reel - The Bridge Ceili Band / The Blackberry Blossom - The Ragus Players / The Lark In The Clear Air - Seamus Brett / The Princess Royal - The Celtic Orchestra / Riverdance - The Celtic Orchestra
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Delyth Jenkins - Llais SPCD1015S
STEAM PIE RECORDS
This album features original music for Under Milk Wood, as well as traditional Welsh melodies. ‘Llais’ means ‘voice’. The harp is my voice. In Welsh, you do not ‘play’ the harp. You ‘sing’ the harp (canu’r delyn). The harp is my voice. In choosing the name for this album, I was also thinking of the ‘Voice’ in Under Milk Wood that narrates the play, and reveals the lives of the inhabitants of Llareggub through the course of that ‘one Spring day.’ This album includes extracts from Under Milk Wood and some of the original music that I wrote for a production of the play by Fluellen Theatre Company. Swansea legend Kevin Johns recites Rev. Eli Jenkins’s Sunset Poem, and Julie Murphy (‘a gorgeously soulful singer’) captures the very essence of Polly Garter in her song ‘Oh Tom Dick and Harry’. Also included is a theme I wrote for a production of The Doctor and the Devils, one of Dylan Thomas’s film scripts, and original music for ‘Fear no more the Heat o’ th’ sun’, the famous elegy to Fidele from William Shakespeare’s Cymbeline. In addition to music inspired my work in theatre, there are also my interpretations of Welsh traditional melodies, such as Trefforest Waltz which I develop with some variations in the minor key.
Tracks: Llais 1 / Trefforest Waltz / Llais 1a / The Doctor & The Devils / Berwyn / Bryniau 'Werddon / Llais 2 / Fear No More The Heat Of The Sun / Taith Gariad / The Beginning / Cherry Owen's Jig / Johnnie Crack & Flossie Snail / Polly Garter's Song / Rev. Eli Jenkin's Sunset Poem / Capt. Cat Sails To See The Dead / This One Spring Day / Llais 2a
Jenny McCormick - Sweet Demon SPRCD05
*Digital download distributed by Proper* Singer songwriter Jenny McCormick pays homage to the romantic in all its madness, sadness and insane happiness on new album Sweet Demon. The mood of Sweet Demon is perhaps best encapsulated on album highlight, Love, with each the 10 tracks paying homage to the romantic in all its madness, sadness and insane happiness. From the twangy guitar and double bass of lonesome opener, The Cinder Rosary, to the swelling Hammond of the uplifting The Bough Won’t Break, Jenny McCormick’s new collection of songs some self-penned, some traditional – some joyous, others reflective - show her love of folklore and poetry more visibly than ever before. The self-penned Evie draws the listener into an intimate dream world, blending desire and reality with its references of windswept hills and star-crossed lovers whilst The Lancashire Fusilier is a bitter message from a new recruit to his ill-caring girlfriend. The album also contains a co-write between Jenny and Sam Genders, of celebrated folktronica band Tunng. For all its twisted imagery of monsters and chariots, Monocle, is a beautifully uplifting and romantic highlight. The musicians came together as a result of a couple of years spent collaborating in both 'The Memory Band' and the 'Woodbine & Ivy Band', including Jon Thorne on bass, John Ellis on keys and a guest appearance from the talented alt-country guitarist, James Walbourne.
Tracks: The Cinder Rosary / The Lancashire Fusilier / Love / Monocle / Dearest Dear / The Bough Won't Break / Evie / British Man of War / The Weary Wedding / Sweet Demon
JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Al Casey - Six Swinging Strings JSPCD8826
The first ever reissue of the classic 1981 studio set from a pioneering jazz guitarist. An album that defines swinging jazz. Al Casey is most famous for his collaborations with Fats Waller but his career also took in bebop (he was the only musician to play with both Fats Waller and Fats Navarro..) and rhythm & blues sessions with King Curtis. He recorded very, very few albums under his own name but this session demonstrates that he was a superb leader too-swinging jazz, stylish guitar with a lovely tone and spirited improvisation. The session also featured Gene Rodgers on piano (and guest vocals on three tracks), the piano player who is famous for being on the Coleman Hawkins ‘Body & Soul’ session. Superb studio sound too.
Tracks: Buckjumping / Ain't Misbehaving / The End / It Had To Be You / Straight No Chaser / Body & Soul / Hold Out Baby / I Remember April / Tenderly / Wash Your Troubles Away / Was It A Lie / Buckjumping (Alternate)
Gordy Ohliger - The Banjo-ologist 22136DVD
MEL BAY MUSIC
This DVD contains a friendly evening with Gordy Ohliger, the Musical Mark Twain, performing period songs circa 1800-1930. It is a fun informative evening of funky minstrel music, pioneer songs, risky ragtime, hot jazz, novelty vaudeville and one weepy melody. The live concert is augmented with studio sessions and a neighborly visit into his home incorporating additional quirky stories and sweet music. Mr. Ohliger presents his programs in museums, music festivals, and concert series internationally. Using rare and exquisite vintage instruments, he respectfully revives the popular songs of our ancestors, revealing their daily lives through his trademark witty introductions. He has received seven grants to perpetuate the endeavor, and is recognized as an important figure as a performing musicologist of early American musical forms. 104 minutes duration
Disc: Period Songs Circa 1800-1930
Lester Young - Too Marvellous For Words CCD79560
These rare recordings made at Birdland in New York City on three consecutive Monday nights in the winter of 1951 capture some of the finest ever freewheeling playing of the iconic saxophonist. The superb rhythm section, comprising pianist John Lewis, bassist Gene Ramey and the incomparable Jo Jones on drums was just perfect for Prez . Their consumate professionalism makes this marriage "made in heaven” really just too marvellous for words!
Tracks: Lester Leaps In / I Cover The Waterfront / Three Little Words / Up N’Adam / Neenah / Too Marvellous For Words / Indiana / Up N’adam (Second Version) / I Don’t Stand A Ghost Of A Chance With You / Neenah / Lester Leaps In / Up N’adam/Jumpin’ With Symphony Sid
JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Ben Webster - In A Mellow Tone CCS79106
Saxophonist Ben Webster was at his happiest when he could relax and settle down with a first rate rhythm section and just blow. This recording made in the spring of 1965 at the original Ronnie Scott club in London's Soho shows Ben at his best- swinging, strolling and serenading over the impeccable piano-bass-drums team of Alan Branscombe,Lennie Bush and Jackie Dougan.
Tracks: In A Mellotone / Over The Rainbow / Gone With The Wind / Someone To Watch Over Me / C Jam Blues / Perdido / Stardust / Ben’s Blues / My Romance / Ben’s Theme Tune / Interview With Ben Webster
Bob Brookmeyer & Tom Harrell - Shadow Box CHCD71021
The late lamented trombonist Bob Brookmeyer and trumpeter Tom Harrell were pianist Benny Aranov's associates on this intriguing and elusive 1978 session for Gerry Macdonald's Choice label. As with all of Gerry's sessions, taste abounds as these five outstanding players work through a satisfying mix of standards and originals. The group is completed by Buster Williams on bass and Joe La Barbera on drums.
Tracks: Upper Manhattan Medical Group / On A Theme Of Debussy / In A Sentimental Mood / Marchons / Shadow Box / Lover Man / Passages / Water’s Edge
Ulysses Owens Jr Quintet - Unanimous CRISS1342CD
CRISS CROSS JAZZ
Still on the shy side of 30, Ulysses Owens Jr. has garnered an international reputation as drummer of choice for Christian McBride, Nicholas Payton, and Kurt Elling, three very different personalities who are very particular in what they want to hear from the kit. On his Criss Cross leader debut, Owens Jr. convenes McBride and Payton, as well as pianist Christian Sands (even more visible for his work in McBride’s year-old-trio), rising star alto saxophonist Jaleel Shaw (Roy Haynes’ main sax voice for the last five years), and trombonist Mike Dease.
Tracks: Good and Terrible / Con Alma / E.S.P. / Prototype / Party Time / Beardom X / You Make Me Feel So Young / Cherokee / Cute and Sixy
JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Yosvanny Terry Sextet - Today's Opinion CRISS1343CD
CRISS CROSS JAZZ
Yosvany Terry has helped redefine the Afro-Cuban and contemporary jazz idiom in the New York music scene. Mr. Terry’s new release Today’s Opinion reflects the growth of a young but mature composer in the international music scene. An extraordinary cast of musicians performs on this recording. Michael Rodriguez on trumpet, Osmany Paredes on piano, Yunior Terry on bass, Obed Calvaire on drums, Pedro Martinez on percussion and vocal, and Yosvany Terry on saxophones and chekeré. This exceptional, multilayered recording Today’s Opinion manages to be simultaneously accessible and profound, it signals the next phase of Mr. Terry’s distinctive personal vision.
Tracks: Summer Relief / Contrapuntistico / Inner Speech / Returning Home / Harlem Matinee / Suzanne / Another Vision of Oji / Son of Contemporaneo
Joe Sanders Quartet - Introducing Joe Sanders CRISS1344CD
CRISS CROSS JAZZ
Criss Cross is proud to present the leader debut of bassist Joe Sanders, who is most widely known on the international scene for his long association with pianist Gerald Clayton’s Trio, and is often heard with the best and brightest of his New York City peer group, of whom three convene here. Pianist Luis Perdomo, alto saxophonist Wil Vinson, and drummer Rodney Green (rising star vocalist Gretchen Parlato joins the mix on Sanders’ A Joy and Sorrow) join Joe for a diverse recital comprising 7 strikingly melodic, harmonically sophisticated originals that cover a range of stylistic food groups, as well as 2 jazz standards (Cedar Walton’s Hindsight and Pat Metheny’s Question and Answer) and a songbook chestnut (The Things We Did Last Summer).
Tracks: Enigmatically Decided / Orange Blue / Simple Song / The Things We Did Last Summer / Question and Answer / A Joy and Sorrow / Bewildered Minds Wait / No Time Like the Present / Hindsight / Believe, Beleft, Below
Dayna Stephens Quartet - Today Is Tomorrow CRISS1345CD
CRISS CROSS JAZZ
A Bay Area native, tenor saxophonist Dayna Stephens makes his auspicious debut on the Criss Cross label with Today Is Tomorrow. A soaring, lyrical, deeply swinging collection of originals and jazz classics (Hoagy Carmichael’s Skylark, Joe Henderson’s Black Narcissus). Joining Stephens on Today Is Tomorrow is a stellar cast, featuring Aaron Parks on piano and the sturdy rhythm section of Kiyoshi Kitagawa on bass and Donald Edwards on drums. Supplementing the lineup are Julian Lage, one of the jazz scene’s most exciting newcomers on guitar, and Michael Rodriguez, a fiery trumpeter with credits including Charlie Haden and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Stephens pilots them through the set with finesse and heart, proving himself a player quickly on the rise.
Tracks: Skylark / Kwooked Stweet / Radio-Active Earthworm / De Pois Do Amor, O Vazio / Loosy Goosy / Black Narcissus / Hadens Largo / Hard-Boiled Wonderland / The Elite / Cartoon Element
JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Ángela Tröndle & Mosaik – Dedication To A City CRACK0012
CRACKED ANEGG RECORD
The Vocalist contrived contemplative chamber-jazz in which her voice likes to blend with the instrumental lines, a quality which is charming and individual.“ Music is like a mosaic: the interplay of differently coloured instruments creates a whole. Ángela Tröndle’s band Mosaik possesses very individual colours: Siegmar Brecher (reeds), Valentin Czihak (bass), Stefan Heckel (piano, melodica) and Philipp Kopmajer (drums). They frame Ángela Tröndle’s crystal-clear voice with extremely fine nuances. Dedication to a city – Dedication to New York“ Although the young native of Salzburg began her musical career on the violin and piano, her true instrument is her voice which she knows how to employ with consummate skill. But it’s not only as a singer but also as a composer of sophisticated yet uncomplicated sounding music that she proves her talent on the debut CD “Dedication to a city“. With the exception of one track (Track 9), only originally compositions are to be found on the CD. Some of the pieces do without lyrics entirely, she wrote some of the lyrics herself and, for three of the pieces, English translations by E. Snow of poems by R.M. Rilke, who she discovered whilst studying in New York in the summer of 2006, are used.
Tracks: Prolog / Joy / New York Impressions / Solitude / Leaving / Dedication To A City / Initial / Grobstadtwahnsinn / Gentle Rain / Now She Cares For You / From An April / Epilog
Ángela Tröndle & Mosaik Plus Strings – Eleven Electric Elephants CRACK0033
CRACKED ANEGG RECORD
Tröndle & Mosaik have received euphoric reviews for their debut album “Dedication to a City”, and since then, the young singer, composer and pianist has become an integral part of the Austrian jazz scene. Over the last two years, Ángela Tröndle & Mosaik have been touring through Austria supported by the promotion-programme New Austrian Sound of Music 2009/10; they also appeared at international festivals in Serbia, Greece, Italy, Poland, the Czech Republic and Portugal. Their new album “Eleven Electric Elephants” shows the bandleader more daring in her compositions as well as taking her work a step further by widening the tone colour of the quintet with a string quartet. A new world of sound is, therefore, opened to the listener. New sound conceptions that stem from Ángela Tröndle’s classical training as well as her true musical roots reach maturity with these recordings. The ensemble’s fantastic interpretation takes place somewhere between improvisation and composition and tells stories with the music that are full of humour and depth. Andy Manndorff presents his music with a top-class quartet: Clemens Wenger (piano, keyboards, live electronics) belongs to the small circle of independent-minded musicians from the young Austrian jazz scene. Stomu Takeishi (electric bass) is an old companion of Manndorff’s from New York and probably has the most awkward musical approach of all bass players. Ted Poor is in the meantime one of the most in demand drummers from the New York scene and cooperates with Stomu Takeishi on many projects.
Tracks: Shek / Es War Einmal … / In-Fluence / The Tie Of The Tiger / Alpenlied / Herbst / Balkonien / Vela / Kuriosum in 3 / Lonely Night / Eleven Electric Elephants
JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 The Little Band From Gingerland – Time Out Time CRACK0042
CRACKED ANEGG RECORD
The little band from Gingerland discovers the exciting world of music by using acoustic and electronic means of musical expression, both instrumentally (piano & cello) and vocally. Ángela Tröndle and Sophie Abraham aka ‘The Little Band From Gingerland’ discover the exciting world of music by using acoustic and electronic means of musical expression, both instrumentally (piano & cello) and vocally. The Duo also performs with the guest-musicians Siegmar Brecher on the bass clarinet and Philipp Kopmajer on percussion, who contribute their special timbres instrumental- and vocal-wise to the music of Ángela Tröndle and Sophie Abraham. The audience will be taken on a thrilling journey through Gingerland; Versatile and playful, humorous and subtle is their first program, Their debut album ‘Time out Time’, is a mixture of original songs and lyrics as well as musical settings of several poems.
Tracks: In my pocket / This is what I think of you / Hallo zu Ihnen / I hold / Blue & Red / The man in the Wilderness / Se Weltfrieden ist ausgebrochen / Silver Sunday Sound / Bizarrr / Mutig bist Du / I swallowed the stone that you chew / I long for you / Hey-a-dey-a / Fairy story / Time out time / Deep Dark Green
ROCK & ROLL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Brenda Lee - Little Miss Dynamite 233433
ROCK & ROLL
In 1956, Brenda Lee signed her first contract with the record company Decca. As a child star, she was quite successful in the American Rock & Roll scene, but only a few of these “wild” records became successful in the charts. Due to the fact that she was a chain smoker, the press called her "Little Miss Dynamite“. In the 1960s, Brenda Lee was one of the commercially most successful American artists. Between 1957 and 1973, she had 52 songs in the American pop charts and she became one of the most successful artists of that time.
CD 1: Jambalaya / Bigelow 6-2000 / One Step At A Time / Fairyland / Dynamite / Love You Til I Die / Aint That Love / One Teenager To Another / Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues / Rock The Bop / Ring-A My Phone / Little Jonah (Rock On Your Steel Guitar) / Bill Bailey Wont You Please Come Home / Hummin The Blues Over You / Some Of These Days / Lets Jump The Broomstick 1959 / Sweet Nothins / Weep No More My Baby / Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With A Dixie Melody / Pretty Baby / Ballin The Jack / Baby Face / Pennies From Heaven / Teach Me Tonight / Blueberry Hill CD 2: St. Louis Blues / Just Because / Side By Side / Toot Toot Tootsie Goodbye / A Good Man Is Hard To Find / Back In Your Own Backyard / My Baby Likes Western Guys / Heading Home / Im Sorry / Thats All You Gotta Do / I Want To Be Wanted / Just A Little / Build A Big Fence / Be My Love Again / Wee Wee Willies / Emotions / Love And Learn / (If I’m Dreaming) Just Let Me Dream / I’m Learning About Love / When My Dreamboat Comes Home / Walking To New Orleans / Pretend / Hallelujah I Love Him So / We Three (My Echo, My Shadow And Me) / If I Didnt Care
ROCK & ROLL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Various Artists - Highschool Rock Of The 50's 233507
ROCK & ROLL
After Elvis joined the military,a new generation stepped into the spotlight.Young teenage idols like Ricky Nelson, Fabian, Frankie Avalon, Dion & The Belmonts, Neil Sedaka but also the crooners Pat Boone und Perry Como joined the movement of this new musical trend. These new faces were teenagers and just finished high school. Beside these big names, there were also many “High School Rockers“ who did not become that popular. The style of the Rock & Roll became cleaner and more moderate. The modern pop wave started and pop music conquered the classrooms and drugstores. Beside the rock songs, also sentimental teenage ballads also became successful, some might call these songs tearjerkers.
CD 1: Johnny Restivo – The Shape I´M In / Neil Sedaka – Stupid Cupid / Ricky Nelson – I´M Walkin´ / The Teddy Bears – To Know Him Is To Love Him / Frankie Avalon – De De Dinah / Pat Boone – Two Hearts, Two Kisses / Fabian – Tiger / Perry Como – Kewpie Doll / Bobby Darin – Dream Lover / Ritchie Valens – Donna / Cliff Richard – High Class Baby / Roy Orbison – Only The Lonely / Carl Dobkins Jr. – My Heart Is An Open Book / Paul Anka – Diana / Dion & The Belmonts – A Teenager In Love / Bobby Rydell – Wild One / Ricky Nelson – A Teenager´S Romance / The Kalin Twins – When / Bobby Vee – Rubber Ball / Tommy Sands – Teenage Crush CD 2: Neil Sedaka – Oh Carol / Sammy Salvo – Lonely Dreamer / Cliff Richard – Livin’ Lovin’ Doll / Frankie Avalon – Ginger Bread / Joe Melson – Barbara / Jack Clement – Whole Lotta Lookin’ / Bobby Darin - Queen Of The Hop / Ricky Nelson – Be Bop Baby / Dave Rich – Red Sweater / Danny & The Juniors – At The Hop / Fabian – I’m A Man / Clyde Mcphatter – Rock And Cry / Pat Boone Ain’t That A Shame / Buddy Knox – Party Doll / Sal Mineo – Party Time / Brenda Lee – Sweet Nothin’s / Jamie Coe – Summertime Symphony / Johnny Restivo – I Like Girls / Autry Inman – Dream Boat / Dion & The Belmonts – I Wonder Why CD 3: Fabian – Turn Me Loose / Frankie Avalon – Blue Betty / Bobby Darin - I Ain’t Sharin’ Sharon / Pat Boone – Tennessee Saturday Night / Ritchie Valens – Come On Let’s Go / Bobby Rydell – Volare / The Mcguire Sisters – Sugartime / Neil Sedaka – I Ain´T Hurtin’ No More / Robin Luke – Susie Darlin’ / Connie Francis – Lipstick On Your Collar / Ricky Nelson – Stood Up / Tab Hunter – Red Sails In The Sunset / The Kalin Twins – Jumpin Jack / Paul Anka – Puppy Love / Steve Lawrence – Pretty Blue Eyes / Barbara Evans – Souvenirs / Fabian – Mighty Cold / Bobby Vee – Devil Or Angel / Pat Boone – At My Front Door / Cliff Richard – Mean Streak CD 4: Pat Boone – Tutti Frutti / Paul Anka – Don’t Gamble With Love / Roy Orbison – Today’s Teardrops / Neil Sedaka – Ring A Rockin’ / Dion & The Belmonts – Where Or When / Ritchie Valens – Cry, Cry, Cry / Ricky Nelson – Lonesome Town / Fabian – Come On And Get Me / Bobby Comstock – Tennessee Waltz / Frankie Avalon – I’m Broke / Cliff Richard – Never Mind / Tommy Sands – Ring My Phon / Carl Dobkins Jr. – If You Don’t Want My Lovin’ / Sammy Salvo – One Little Baby / Fabian – Tongue Tied / Sal Mineo – Little Pidgeon / Joe Melson – Oh Yeah / Bobby Darin Plain Jane / The Chordettes – Lollipop / Neil Sedaka – Run Samson Run CD 5: The Kalin Twins – Forget Me Not / Paul Anka & Micki Marlo – What You’ve Done To Me / Frankie Avalon – Shy Guy / Perry Como – Moon Talk / Cliff Richard – Living Doll / Pat Boone – Long Tall Sally / Roy Orbison – I´M Hurtin’ / The Sprouts – Luscious Lovin‘ Lucy / Neil Sedaka – Stairway To Heaven / Bobby Rydell – Sway / Ricky Nelson – I Got A Feeling / Carl Dobkins Jr. – Love Is Everything / Dion – Lonely Teenager / Johnny Restivo – Love / Ric Cartey – Young Love / The Lane Brothers – Boppin’ In A Sack / Fabian – Don´T You Think It’s Time / Roy Orbison – Rockhouse / Cliff Richard – Fall In Love With You / Bobby Darin - Splish Splash
ROCK & ROLL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 CD 6: Ricky Nelson – Poor Little Fool / Ritchie Valens – Hurry Up / Roy Orbison – Uptown / Bobby Darin - Bullmoose / Cliff Richard – Travellin’ Light / Pat Boone – Honey Hush / Bobby Comstock – The Wayward Wind / Fabian – Lilly Lou / Sammy Salvo – Oh Julie / Neil Sedaka – Calendar Girl / Frankie Avalon – Why / The Nite Rockers – Nite Rock (Lonely Train) / Paul Anka – I Love You Baby / Buddy Knox – Hula Love / Ricky Nelson – Teenage Doll / Joe Melson – Shook Up / Johnny Tillotson – Poetry In Motion / Pat Boone – Flip, Flop And Fly / Cliff Richard – Dynamite / Jan & Arnie – Baby Talk CD 7: Paul Anka – Lonely Boy / Frankie Avalon – Venus / Neil Sedaka – One Way Ticket To The Blues / The Lane Brothers – Somebody Sweet / Ricky Nelson – Believe What You Say / Cliff Richard – Please Don´T Tease / Ritchie Valens – That´S My Little Suzie / Dion – Little Miss Blue / Fabian – Hypnotized / Bobby Rydell – We Got Love / Pat Boone – Love Letters In The Sand / The Kalin Twins – Sweet Sugar Lips / Sammy Salvo – Say Yeah / Bobby Darin - Pity Miss Kitty / Johnny Tillotson – Princess, Princess / Tommy Sands – Ring-A-Ding-Ding / Bobby Comstock – Zig Zag / Carl Dobkins Jr. – Lucky Devil / The Sprouts – Shake Me Up Again / Roy Orbison – I Like Love CD 8: Frankie Avalon – You Excite Me / Pat Boone – Why Baby Why / The Nite Rockers – Oh Baby / Ricky Nelson – Just A Little Too Much / Cliff Richard – Nine Times Out Of Ten / Fabian – Steady Date / Joe Melson – What´S The Use / Johnny Restivo – I Wanna Play House With You / Sammy Salvo – She Takes Sunbaths / Paul Anka – That´S Love / Neil Sedaka – You´Re Kockin´ Me Out / Bobby Comstock – Jealous Fool / Ritchie Valens – Little Girl / Jan & Dean – My Heart Sings / Bobby Darin – Oo Ee Train / Ricky Nelson – It´S Late / Roy Orbison – Almost Eighteen / Cliff Richard – Willie And The Hand Jive / Pat Boone – A Wonderful Time Up There / Fabian – Got A Feeling CD 9: Cliff Richard – Move It / Fabian – Hound Dog Man / Neil Sedaka – I Go Ape / The Teddy Bears – Don’t You Worry My Little Pet / Frankie Avalon – Oh La La / Bobby Rydell – Kissin’ Time / The Lane Brothers – Little Brother / Pat Boone – April Love / Ritchie Valens – La Bamba / Cliff Richard – I Love You / Perry Como – Love Makes The World Go Round / Sal Mineo – Start Movin’ / Tommy Sands – Goin’ Steady / The Sprouts – Every Little Once In A While / Bobby Darin Somebody To Love / Neil Sedaka – Going Home To Mary Lou / Sammy Salvo – Lovin’ At Night / Paul Anka – Put Your Head On My Shoulder / The Legarde Twins – Roll, Rock´N Roll That Hula Hoop / Ricky Nelson – Never Be Anyone Else But You CD 10: Narvel Felts – Honey Love / Bobby Louis – Love At First Sight / Sam Butera – Bim Bam / Jan & Arnie – Jenny Lee / Janis Martin – Drugstore Rock & Roll / Barry Devorzon – Hey, Little Darlin’ / Johnny Fallin – If I Could Write A Love Song / The Lane Brothers – Uh Uh Honey / Dave Rich – Rosie Let´S Get Crazy / Ric Cartey – Let Me Tell You About Love / Jackie Dee (Jackie Deshannon) – Buddy / Paul Evans – What Do You Know / Floyd Robinson – Why Can’t It Go On / Jim Edwards – Your Love Is A Good Love / Bonnie Guitar – Love Is Over, Love Is Done / Nick Greene – My Lovin´ Baby / Janis Martin – Love And Kisses / Narvel Felts – Cry Baby, Cry / Kenny Loran – Mama’s Little Baby (Loves Rock & Roll) / Johnny Rose – Linda Lea
ROCK & ROLL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Various Artists - Rock Instrumentals 233504
ROCK & ROLL
Rock & Roll has many facets. One of these facets, a very important one, are the great rock instrumentals. Artists like Duane Eddy, Johnny & The Hurricanes, The Shadows, The Ventures and the The Spotnicks were very successful instrumentalists in the 1950s. Along with the stars of the scene, Membran have also compiled rather undiscovered musicians and their rarities on this 10 CD-Set.
CD 1: Johnny & The Hurricanes – Red River Rock / The Fireballs – Torquay / B. B. Cunningham – Electrode / Duane Eddy – Movin’ And Groovin’ / Floyd Cramer – Flip, Flop And Bop / The Spotnicks – Old Spinning Wheel / Owen Bradley – Big Guitar / Lynn Vernon – Moon Rocket / Scott Y Moore Trio – Have Guitar Will Travel / The Shadows – Driftin’ / Arthur Smith & His Cracker-Jacks – Guitar Boogie / Sonny Burgess – Itchy / The Ventures – Walk Don’t Run / Merrill Moore – Nola Boogie / Ace Cannon – 38 Specia / The Champs – Train To Nowhere / Ritchie Valens – Fast Freight / The Piltdown Men – Mcdonald´S Cave / The Tune Rockers – Green Mosquito / Rhet Stoller – Chariot CD 2: Duane Eddy – Rebel Rouser / Ace Cannon – Big Shot / Al Casey – Ramrod / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Buckeye / Bill Justis – Raunchy / Bill Haley & The Comets – Blue Comet Blues / Lawson Haggart Rockin’ Band – Dumplings / The Blazers – Walk On / Red Prysock – Rock `N` Roll / The Champs – Sky High / Noble Watts – Hard Times / Boots Randolph – Yakety Sax / Conny & The Bell Hops – Shot Rod / Willie Mitchell – Bongo Beat / Sonny Burgess – Thunderbird / Sil Austin – Slow Walk / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Catnip / B. B. Cunningham – Scratchin´ / The Flee-Rekkers – Green Jeans / The Ventures – Perfidia CD 3: The Shadows – Apache / Preston Epps – Bongo’ Rock / Lee Allen – Walkin’ With Mister Lee / The Rock-A-Teens – Whoo Hoo / Boots Randolph – The Battle Of New Orleans / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Reveille Rock / Jimmy Cavallo & His House Rockers – Footstompin’ / Tennessee – Vagabond / Lord Rockingham’s Xi – Hoots Mon / Duane Eddy – Ramrod / Fats Domino – Second Line Jump / Sandy Nelson – Teen Beat / Red Berry & The Bel Raves – Hot Rod / The Fireballs – Bulldog / The Teen Beats – Califf Boogie / Wayne Fuckler – Green Front Boogie / Mickey Hawks & The Night Raiders – Cotton Pickin’ / The Spotn Icks – Ghost Riders In The Sky / Andy Anderson – Deep In The Heart Of Texas / The Champs – Too Much Tequila CD 4: The Shadows – Quartermaster’s Store / Bill Haley & The Comets – Rudy’s Rock / Fats Domino – Swanee River Hop / Duane Eddy – Cannonball / Rusty Bryant – The Honeydripper / Bill Justis – College Man / Lenny & The Thundertone S – Thunder Express / Jerry Lee Lewis – In The Mood / Dick Poulton Trio – Capital City Bounce / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Time Bomb / The Jokers – Dogfight (Spencer) 1960 / Kid King’s Combo – Skip’s Boogie (Brooks) 1953 / Arthur Smith & His Cracker-Jacks – Hard Boiled Boogie / The Champs – Beatnik (Norris) 1958 / Boot S Brown & The Blockbusters – Jim Twangy / Johnny Green Combo – Lonesome Road / Phil Spector – Bumbershoot / Lord Rockingham’s Xi – Wee Tom / The Wailers – Wailin’ / Duane Eddy – Peter Gunn (Mancini) 1960 CD 5: The Spotnicks – Orange Blossom Special / Sandy Nelson – Big Jump (Egnoian/Leeds) 1960 / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Sand Storm / Bill Black’s Combo – Don’t Be Cruel / “Fat” Daddy Holmes – Where Yo Is / Chuck Berry – Mad Lad / Cecil Campbell – The Rocking Guitar / The Cyclones – Bullwhip Rock / Tennessee – Tennessee / The Teen Beats – The Slop Beat / The Champs – Midnighter / The Rip Tides – Machine Gun / Big John Taylor – Money Money / Sil Austin – Birthday Party / The Rebel Rousers – Night Surfing / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Storm Warning / Eddie Smith & The Hornets – Upturn / The Fireballs – Vaquero / Link Wray – Raw-Hide / Duane Eddy – Yep
ROCK & ROLL NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 CD 6: Johnny & The Hurricanes – Beatnik Fly / Bill Haley & The Comets – Goofin’ Around / Lee Allen – Jim Jam / The Virtues – Guitar Boogie Shuffle / The Champs – What’s Up Buttercup / The Starlighters – Hot Licks / Merl Lindsay – Rockin´ Water Baby / The Trashers – Sledgehammer / The Kings Henchmen – Night Flight / The Kingsmen – The Cat Walk / Duane Eddy – Forty Miles Of Bad Road / Paul Gayten – Nervous Boogie / Andy & The Live Wires – Maggie / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Rockin’ “T” / Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra – Jay-Dee’s Boogie Woogie / Bill Justis – Paradiddle / John Buck & The Blazers – Forbidden City / Vinny Lee & The Riders – Gambler´S Guitar / The Shadows – Man Of Mystery / The Champs – Chariot Rock CD 7: The Champs – Tequila / The Atmospheres – Telegraph / “Fat” Daddy Holmes – Chicken Rock / The Savoys & To Mmy Hudson – Bandstand Stomp / Sandy Nelson – Linda Lou / Ernie Fields – Chattanooga Choo Choo / Tennessee – Intercity / Bob Taylor & The Counts – Taylor’s Rock / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Rocking Goose / Phil Spector – Willy Boy / The Twisters – Bandstand Rocket / Dick Burdo & The Smiling Ranch Cowboys – Brushfire / The Fireballs – Foot Patter / The Jet Tones – Twangy / The Rockin’ R’s – Mustang / Duane Eddy – Some Kinda Earthquake7 / The Sounds – Bedlam / The Piltdown Men – Brontosaurus Stomp / The Shadows – Bongo Blues / Lord Rockingham’s Xi – Fried Onions CD 8: The Champs – El Rancho Rock / Danny & The Galaxies – Ad Lib / The Piltdown Men – Bubbles In The Tar / King Rock & The Knights – Scandal / Johnny & The Hurricanes – The “Hep” Canary / Duane Eddy – Bonnie Came Back / Al Hendrix – Go Daddy Rock / Jimmy Mcconville – Scorpion / The Downbeats – Craig’s Crazy Boogie / The Shadows – The Stranger / The Blue Notes – Rigor Mortis / Rodney & The Blazers – Summertime Rock / Vinny Lee & The Riders – Mule Train / The Royal Notes – Spitfire / The Renegades – Charge / The Champs – Caramba / The Chapparals – Leapin’ Guitars / Jimmy Ganzberg & The Crowns – Rebel Yell / The Atmospheres – The Fickle Chicken / Johnny & The Hurricanes – You Are My Sunshine CD 9: Duane Eddy – Shazam / The Jet Tone S – Jet Tone Boogie / Wortham Watts – Lonesome / The Savoys – Slappin’ Rods And Leaky Oil / Johnny Houston – Rockin´ On The Range / The Kingsmen – Week End / The Royal Teens – Royal Blue / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Down Yonder / Joe Maphis – Guitar Rock ’N’ Roll / The Royaltones – Poor Boy / The Sabres – Rising Mercury Twist / Kenny Parchman – Satellite Hop / The Champs – Bandido / Dean Hightower – Plunkin’ Party / The Storms – Thunder / The Reveliers – Hanging Five / Billy Lee &The Ramblers – Trav’lin / Duane Eddy – Detour / The Imps – Uh Oh / Ernie Fields – In The Mood CD 10: Link Wray – Rumble / Ernie Freeman – Raunchy / The Fireballs – Fireball / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Bye Bye Blackbird / The Piltdown Men – Piltdown Rides Again / The Big Four – Outa Tune / Billy Adkinson – Rock A Mo / The Champs – Red Eye / The Frantics – The Whip / Ted Russell & His Rhythm Rockers – Brang / The Kingsmen – Better Believe It / Andy Doll – Stockade Rock / Piano Slim & His Rocking Four – Key Jammer / Johnny & The Hurricanes – Crossfire / The Dawnbeats – Midnight Express / The Revels – Good Grief / The Impacts – Zot / The Reveliers – Patch / Duane Eddy – Because They’re Young / Brad Suggs – 706 Union
ROCK NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Edward Rogers - Porcelian BOB121
BUCKETFULL OF BRAINS
*Digital download distributed by Proper* British ex-pat, NYC resident, presents crafted, baroque, art rock tunes with garage, new wave and chamberpop tinges recalling Zombies, Left Banke and the Kinks. New Yorker Rogers lived his first 12 years of his life in Birmingham, which seems to have lent wry humour to his music - specifically this wondrous piece of elegiac glam rock (The Biba Crowd). It's a kind of musical equivalent to Jonathan Coe's The Rotter's Club. -The Word Magazine ‘Porcelain works’ multiple sides of the fruitful ‘60s/’70s flowering of rock’s art pop culture, handling early ‘70s guitar rock curling “The Biba Crowd,” “Diamonds Amour,” and wry “Topping the World,” the James Williamson-Stooges-esque (yes!) “Separate Walls,” and the Dylan-meetsBadfinger “Love With the World” as fluently as baroque-stoked folk on “Nothing Too Clever” or the piano plucky “Link to the Chain.” Like loves The Left Banke, Kinks, and Zombies, Rogers realizes that the R in A&R (repertoire!) matters as much as groovy tunes. Rogers never disappoints. -The Big Takeover
Tracks: The Biba Crowd / Nothing Too Clever / Love With The World / Porcelain / Link To The Chain / Separate Walls / Tears Left In The Bottle / Topping The World / Diamonds Amour / Silent Singer / Fashion Magazine
SOUL/R&B NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Ruben Studdard - Letters From Birmingham SHANCD5757
The American Idol Winner Returns With His Most Personal Album Yet, Featuring The Hit Single “June 28th (I’m Single).” “Letters From Birmingham” Is A Masterpiece Concept Album About The Rise And Fall Of A Relationship Based On American Idol Winner Ruben Studdard’s Personal Experience - Destined To Be An R&B Classic!
Tracks: Turn U Out / Love Skies / Wear Me / Pure Imagination / Do It Right / Today / Twisted Love / Rock Wit'cha / All About U / Her 4 U / What's The Reason? / June 28th.( I'm Single )
WORLD MUSIC NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 The Destroyers - Hole In The Universe TRANSCD06
*Digital download distributed by Proper* An anarchic orchestra of blazing passion and energy, bringing modern tales of love and death, a carnival of sound with an acute relevance, humour and chaos. The Destroyers are a collection of musical friends who formed to play Balkan folk tunes in 2006 but which grew into a 15 headed, 30 footed monster touring festivals & clubs with roaring energy and fronted by songwriter/beat-poet/folksinger Paul Murphy. Taking a 'no-holds-barred' approach, all 15 members were creatively involved in making The Destroyers' second album,' Hole in the Universe'. Songs ranging from the most sinister and intimate to the most joyous and universal are given fitting accompaniments from this highly versatile band equally at home as a folk group, rock band or orchestra. Enter the big top and be immersed in the winding world of the hurdy-gurdy and sonorous land of the tuba, Here you'll find the ravages of war, the tyranny of endless work, the politics of red tape and the wonders of the universe. Gigs 2012 Friday 30th March - Prince of Wales, Birmingham Saturday 31st March - Rich Mix Studios, London Friday 20th April - Studio 24, Edinburgh Saturday 21th April - Stereo, Glasgow Friday 11th May - Bossaphonic @The Cellar, Oxford Saturday 12th May - Cardiff Saturday 2nd June - Knockengorroch Festival, Dumfries and Galloway Friday 8th June - Fiddlers, Bristol Saturday 7th July - Mac Outdoor Arena, Birmingham
Tracks: Honga Bulgar / Hole In The Universe / Red Tape / Clown Slayer / Sisyphus / Black Cat / Tuba Song / Evershot Slammer / Diamond Jones / Rasputin's Revenge / Sycamore Drive / Underground / On The Moon
Various Artists - Gipsy Music 233508
The "travelling people“ were always known for their great musical traditions.Today, influences of gipsy music can be found even in modern pop music.Especially, the guitar, the double-bass, the accordion and the violin are significant instruments for this musical style. This 10 CD-Set shows a wide range of the worldwide scene of this genre, great ensembles and well-established musicians from Hungary, France, Bulgaria and Turkey can be heard here.
CD 1: Hungarian Gipsy Music with gipsy orchestra CD 2: Hungarian Gipsy Music with guitars CD 3: The Return of the Gipsy Queen – Nouvelles flammes de coer Esma Redžepova & Ensemble Teodosievski “Gipsy Carpet” CD 4: Authentic Gipsy Music with authentic instruments CD 5: Burhan Öçal - Istanbul Oriental Ensemble “Gipsy Rum” CD 6: Authentic Gipsy Music with authentic instruments CD 7: Russia: Loyko “Road of the Gipsies” CD 8: ROEzset?z Együttes, Táncolj babám, Hungarian Gipsy Music CD 9: Bratsch - Gipsy Music from the Heart of Europe CD 10: Cifra Ensemble, Hangról Hangra, Hungarian Gipsy Music incl. other hits in gipsy music style
WORLD MUSIC NEW RELEASE - 02/04/2012 Various - Women Of Rembetika JSPCD77152
The JSP Rembetika box sets have provided the first opportunity to listen to this amazing music for so many. This set presents the women performers…… Like the blues performers to whom they are so often compared the Rembetika performers were a tough and hard living bunch. And that was just the women…..here are 4 Cds worth of classic Rembetika from the golden age. Taken directly from 78s and superbly remastered by Ted Kendall this is all ultra scarce material.
CD 1: Seni Gheurduktcha: Gulistan Hanim & Arab Mehmet / Smyrneiko Mane Dzivaeri: Mille. Maria / Karsilamas: Ka. Koula / Traindafillia: Mme. Koula / Smyrneiko Minore, An S’agapo Ki ‘Ein Oniro: Marika Papagika / Fa Madzore, I Nychta Me Parigori: Marika Papagika / Ta Oula Sou: Kos. & Ka. Papagika: / Dhio Psarakia Melanouria: Ka. Koula / Ballos Smyrnis: Ka. Koula / Chiotissa: Ka. Koula / To Vlamaki: Ka. Koula / Aidhinikos Horos: Ka. Koula / Siga Miga: Olga Douli / Smyneiko Zeimbekiko: Marika Papagika / Galata Manes, Oso Travieme Ap’ Ti Fotia: Marika Papagika / Gildelim: Marika Papagika / Adam Aman, Sti Mavri Yi Chrosto Kormi: Amalia Vaka / Berbandis: Amalia Vaka / Gel Gel: Marika Papagika / O Vaggelis: Aggeliki Karayianni CD 2: Politissa: Rita Abadzi / Galata Manes, Lismonise Olotelos: Rita Abadzi / Coshkun Zeybek: Mahmure H. Hanim / To Yellekaki: M. Nezer-M. Zaphiridhi / Mes’ Tou Dzambikou Ton Teke: Rita Abadzi / Gazel Hiouzam, Anastenazo Kegonde: Roza Eskenazi / Barbouni Mou Thallasino: Rozita Eskenazi / Hariklaki: Rita Abadzi / Minore, Skliro To Peprameno: Katina Homatianou / Feredze Foro: Rita Abadzi / Mia Hira Ap’ Tin Kokkinia: Marika Kanaropoulou / Neva Hedzaz: Marika Kanaropoulou / I Lachanades: Roza Eskenazi CD 3: Kleftodzandas: Maritsa Pandhra / Ime Prezakias: Anna Pagana / Alanaki: Marika Kanaropoulo / Dhervisena: Aggelitsa Papazoglou / Arapi Gazel Ousak, I Tichi Mou Me Dichase: Roza Eskenazi / Vre Manoli: Kitsa Korrina / Sabach, O Kosmos Opos Eyine: Chrysa Thivaiou / Ballos, Dhen Boro Na Klego Pia: Rita Abadzi / Ta Hanoumakia: Rita Abadzi / Karip-Hedzaz, Otan Ptochini O Anthropos: Rita Abadzi / Mana Thelo Enan Andra: Yeoryia Mittaki / To Krasi Ki’ An To Pino: Y. Mittaki - K. Roukounas: / To Mathene Pos S’agapo: Annitsa Nikolaou / Pia Dhen Me Yelas: Sophia Karivali CD 4: Alaniara: Roza Eskenazi / Ean Dhen Isoun Fthisikia: St. Keromytis-Tassia Vryoni / Omorfi Thessalonikia: Rita Abadzi / Mi Me Pedhevis Adhika: Sophia Karivali / Mou Ipan Na Mi S’agapo: Nota Kalleli / Lavriotissa: Nota Kalleli / Babesika Mou Ta’ Feres: St. Keromytis - Io. Yeogakopoulou / Bros Ton Ayio Spyridhona: St. Keromytis - Io. Yeogakopoulou / Mi Se Planepsan Ta Lefta: Io. Yeorgakopoulou-H. Mavridhis / Horis Elpidha Na Pono: Daizy Stavropoulou-St. Keromytis / To Rologaki Pou Foreis: Io. Yeorgakopoulou-Emm. Hiotis / Ta Nisia Tou Paradhisou: Daizy Stavropoulou / Pame Apopse Me Varkoula: Ioanna Yeorgakopoulou / Mikropandremenaki Mou: Daizy Stavropoulou / O Koumbaros O Psaras: S. Karivali-M. Vamvakaris / O Loulas: Io. Yeorgakopoulou - Emm. Hiotis / Dos Mou Fotia N’anapso: Io. Yeorgakopoulou-Stellakis / Psaras Tha Yino Sti Steria: Stella Haskil / Na Zei Kanis Sti Monaxia: Io. Yeorgakopoulou-Stellakis / To Rendevoudhaki: Stella Haskil-V. Tsitsanis / Bir Allah: Stella Haskil / Eviva Rembetes: Kyriazis-StellaKaldharas
BLUES NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 The Martin Harley Band - Barebones VRN0027D
*Digital download distributed by Proper* Barebones' is the new EP from The Martin Harley Band, an intimate, lo fi recording of four radically reworked songs. 'Barebones' is the latest release from The Martin Harley Band, an intimate, lo fi recording, tracked as a farewell to Martinâ€™s lodgings in Guildford where he had been living in one room for the last five years. These are four radically reworked acoustic renditions of MHB tunes, including a lazy sugary sweet version of 'Honey Bee' and the raw blues of 'When I Go'.
Tracks: Honey Bee / Drumrolls For Somersaults / How Long / When I Go
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 Jack McNeill & Charlie Heys - Two Fine Days FECD245
*Digital download distributed by Proper* Jack and Charlie’s well-known idiosyncratic approach to folk music and song writing has earned them an enviable reputation as two of the most exciting, heartfelt and challenging musicians around "The Birmingham-based, Young Folk Awards-nominated duo's free-spirited music sounds centuries old. It's not, and their fresh guitar and violin set-up adds a rare sparkle to traditional hues." Q Magazine Writing songs that seem to grow out of the ground and tunes that tell stories in their own right, Jack and Charlie’s original music s trings together the past, present and what might yet be of folk music. Their first two albums on Fellside, 'Light Up All The Beacons' and 'The Northern Road' followed them as finalists in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, and were met with critical acclaim; their fresh and compelling sound inspiring audiences up and down the country and being described in The Sunday Times as “real folk – not nu-folk, folktronica, or some other apologetically named subgenre – and it doesn’t seem to need reinventing.” Also availabe FECD213 'LIGHT UP ALL THE BEACONS' & FECD229 'NORTHERN ROAD'
Tracks: Last Orders / Debatable Lands / For The Want / Two Fine Days / Pennies In A Jar / The Kiss / Something In The Telling / The First Garden / Seaglass / Little Ginger
The Hut People - Picnic FECD248
*Digital download distributed by Proper* Champions of the standing ovation: The Hut People are rapidly gaining more and more of reputation as one of the hottest & most entertaining world/folk acts. They take a voyage across the globe with their material: they perform a high-octane unique blend of home-grown tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed & embellished with the driving accordion and a mind-boggling array of exotic percussion. Accordionist Sam Pirt also performs with 422 (previous Radio 2 Folk awards winners) and is a very experienced musician who is well established within the folk circuit. Sam has performed alongside Kathryn Tickell, The Dubliners, Sharon Shannon, Jez Lowe, Brian Finnegan, Brian McNeill and many others. He is also the founder of Ethno England. Percussionist Gary Hammond has for the past 12 years recorded and toured with The Beautiful South. He has also worked with Nina Simone and has frequently been a part of many other groups and collaborations within the World, Jazz & Pop genres. “[The Hut People] create music that’s in turn dramatic, joyous and hypnotically beguiling” R2 Also available FECD228 'Home Is Where The Hut Is'
Tracks: Shoes In Black / Bok Espok / Horseshoe Harbour / A Travers la Vitra / Marvaerk / Brenda Stubbert's Set / Harry & Mila's Set / One For Lily / Shepherds Hey / Anto's Cajun Cousins / Waulking / Feria de Mangaio / Siege of Delhi / Bourree
FOLK NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 Grace Notes - 20 FECD249
*Digital download distributed by Proper* A compilation CD celebrating twenty years of this highly distinctive trio singing together. Grace Notes perform a cappella and accompanied arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs in three-part harmony and this CD celebrates 20 years of the group – Maggie Boyle, Lynda Hardcastle, Helen Hockenhull. It is a collection of tracks from their four CDs plus 8 specially recorded new songs. The pedigree of this group is impressive. Maggie Boyle: duo with Steve Tilston, Member of John Renbourn’s Ship Of Fools, the trio Expatriate, singer of the title song for the film ‘Patriot Games’. Helen Hockenhull: Muckram Wakes (with John Tams), New Victory Band, duo with Suzie Adams plus sessions for Nic Jones and Bill Caddick. Lynda Hardcastle: Mountain Ash (versions 1 & II). Also available: FECD126 'RED WINE & PROMISES'. FECD163 'ANCHORED TO THE TIME'. FECD209 'NORTHERN TIDE'
Tracks: Cockleshells / Witch of Westmorelands / Exercise Number 77 / Reynardine / Finistere / Pudding Burner; Crane Driver / White Winos / A Brisk Young Sailor / Magdalen Laundry / Black and Bitter Night / Wisteria / Two Sisters / Errand Lasses and Buffer Girls / Rue / Down Falls The Day / There Will Be Pain / John Ball / Artificial / Siobhan's Lament; Reaching Out / Northern Tide; Mingulay Boat Song
Allan Yn Y Fan - Pwnco SPCD1016S
STEAM PIE RECORDS
PWNCO – A heady mix of exhilarating instrumentals, bewitching harmonies, horns, nyckleharpa, a nursery song, respectful of tradition whilst innovative – it‘s Allan Yn Y Fan’s 4th album. Allan Yn Y Fan once again bring a new slant to Welsh music, adding freshness, appeal and their own blend of quirky fun to new release “Pwnco”. The “battle of wits” of the title perfectly sums up the interplay between five talented multi-instrumentalists as they negotiate a heady assortment of upbeat dance tunes, interspersed with moments of contemplation and inspiration. While a strong Welsh flavour is retained with songs such as “Canu Cwnsela”, English lyrics are included in a shimmering version of old favourite “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and the bi-lingual “Tra Bo Dau” (“Whilst There are Two”). Meriel Field's stunning lead vocals are complemented by those of other band members, notably a poignant rendition of John Stewart William’s poem “Dic Penderyn” and the ‘a capella’ “Dacw ‘Nghariad”. A brass section sneaks into “Quickstep Albania” and ceilidh meets the Blues Brothers for the “Miniwet Dinbych” set, while German nykleharpa virtuoso, Thomas Roth, joins a reworking of the haunting “Lle Arall” and a self-penned nautical set (Seasick Sailors / The Rough Crossing). “Pwnco” underpins the band’s diversity, where traditional offerings and their own compositions continue to enthral, amuse and entertain.
Tracks: Death In Ennis; The Audient / Canu Cwnsela; Pwnco / Miniwet Dinbych; The Leitrim Fancy Jig; The Growling Old Man & The Grumbling Old Woman / Lle Arall / Dacw 'Nghariad / Pibddawns Heol Y Felin; Y Bibddawns Ffansi / Dic Penderyn / Tra Bo Dau / Albanian Quickstep; Neidod Twm Bach / Arafu / Sea Sick Sailors; The Rough Crossing / Twinkle Twinkle
JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 Alexander Hawkins Ensemble – All There, Ever Out BDV1196
The 30-year-old pianist Alexander Hawkins is the fastest emerging voice of his generation in the field of contemporary experimental UK jazz. Although he may be frequently bunched in with the various avant jazz/ improv scenes in this country, his music is beginning to also have more widespread appeal. Mentioned by four journalists in Jazzwise Magazine’s ‘who to look out for in 2010’ feature, word has spread of his various unique ensembles but none more so than this UK six piece. Featuring a young band of Otto Fischer on electric guitar, Hannah Marshall on cello, Dominic Lash on double bass, Javier Carmona on drums and percussion and the elder statesman of the crew Orphy Robinson on marimba, All There, Ever Out is the band’s second album, recorded for the Babel Label. The debut No Now is So was according to leading international archivist Francesco Martinelli in Point of Departure, “...one of the best discoveries of the Year.
Tracks: Ologbo (Double Trio) / Tatum Totem III / AW_LJ (Differently) / Owl (Friendly) _ A Star Explodes 10,000 Years Ago, Seen By Chinese Astronomers / Ahab / (Untitled Free Improvisation) / Marta / Elmoic / So Very, Know
ROCK NEW RELEASE - 09/04/2012 Various Artists - Strong Love – Songs Of Gay Liberation 1972-81 CH70
Strong Love explores the first wave of openly gay songwriting, emerging after New York's Stonewall Riots kickstarted the modern gay rights movement in 1969. It took just a few years for the defiant chanting and interlocked arms of early 70s pride marches to reverberate onto record, and Strong Love begins with the earliest known example, 1972's A Gay Song by London hippie collective Everyone Involved. Across 15 tracks, the compilation takes in disarmingly personal folk, uplifting soul, outsider country and dark synth-rock. But tellingly, none of its songs could be considered well-known. New York's Steven Grossman released the first major label album by an openly gay artist in 1974, and Tom Robinson hit the UK Top 20 with the fiery Glad To Be Gay in 1978, but these are the exceptions. The coy ambivalence of Lou Reed and David Bowie was about as sexually adventurous as the 1970s music industry got, and most Strong Love artists released their own self-funded recordings in very limited numbers. Unlike their lesbian counterparts, who joined forces to create long-lasting record labels, strong distribution networks and considerable sales figures for artists such as Cris Williamson and Holly Near, gay male musicians in the 1970s existed largely in solitary bubbles. Which doesn't mean they didn't carve out niches of their own. Eccentric one man band Chris Robison played with the New York Dolls and Elephant's Memory, while LA glam seducer Smokey saw members of the Stooges and Quiet Riot pass through his backing band. Steven Grossman was covered by Twiggy and Scrumbly & Martin are justifiably infamous for their work with San Francisco drag hippies the Cockettes. Whether known or not, what the songs on Strong Love illustrate is the vision, talent and raw courage that drove 1970s songwriters to sacrifice popular careers for the sake of honesty and self-expression. Compiled by Chapter Music's Guy Blackman, with an evocative introduction from drummer RIchard Dworkin (who played with Blackberri and Buena Vista and is one of the few to have witnessed many Strong Love artists firsthand), the album is a powerful tribute to pioneering artists whose music has been neglected for too long.
Tracks: Everyone Involved - A Gay Song / Charlie Murphy - Gay Spirit / Blackberri - It's Okay / Smokey - Strong Love / Robert Campbell - Dreamboy / Mike Cohen - Evil & Lusty / Lavender Country - Cryin' These Cocksucking Tears / Chris Robison - Big Strong Man In My Life / Steven Grossman - Out / Tom Robinson - Good To Be Gay / Buena Vista - Hot Magazine / International Gay Society - Stand Up For Your Rights / Scrumbly & Martin - Hots For A Hustler / Paul Wagner The One / Conan - Tell Ol' Anita
Kasey Anderson And The Honkies – Heart Of A Dog RP1123
RED PARLOR RECORDS
Paste Magazine calls Anderson, “A literate workingman’s poet” and critics hail 'Heart Of A Dog' "...a 44-minute powerhouse of pure rock ’n’ roll" – Campus Circle
Tracks: The Wrong Light / Mercy / Exit Ghost / Your Side of Town / Sirens and Thunder / Kasey Anderson's Dream / My Blues, My Love / My Baby's a Wrecking Ball / Revisionist History Blues / For Anyone / Save It For Later
WORLD MUSIC NEW RELEASE - 19/03/2012 Various Artists - Ahyewa SNDW12007
Soundway present 3 new African edits covering a variety of styles. Kicking off on the A side we have a chunky, bass-heavy slice of dancefloor highlife from 1975 by K. Frimpong , boiled down from over thirty minutes to a far more dancefloor-friendly five by Frankie Francis (Sofrito) and label founder Miles Cleret (aka Hide and Smile). The flip starts off with a thunderous un-released, un-finished, un-named forgotten track from Ghana's dance band kings of e 60s and 70s: The Uhuru Dance Band. Finally we cross the continent to Uganda with Quantic again applying the edit treatment to a 1974 mid-tempo offering from one of the top bands of the day - The Cranes. The 12” vinyl is limited to 1000 copies and comes with a free MP3 download of the release.
Tracks: Ahyewa (Hide & Smile edit) – K. Frimpong & Super Complex Sounds / Untitled (Quantic edit) – The Uhuru Dance Band / Joy (Quantic edit) – The Cranes
NEW RELEASE - 05/03/2012 Daniel O’donnell – Live From Nashville - Part 1 & 2 DMGTVDVDS002
DVD 1: I’m Going To Be A Country Boy Again / Tennessee Waltz / Jambalaya (On The Bayou) / Release Me / Ring Of Fire / Forty Shades Of Green / Erin Tennessee / (Turn Out The Light And) Love Me Tonight (duet with Mary Duff) / Making Believe (Mary Duff) / Turn Back The Years (Mary Duff) / Red Is The Rose / King Of The Road / Could I Have This Dance / Eternal Love (duet with Majella O’Donnell) / I Love You Honey (Majella O’Donnell) / Mother’s Birthday Song / Gospel Medley: Peace In The Valley, The Church In The Wildwood, Just A Closer Walk With Thee, Praying, Someone Touched Me DVD 2: Our House Is A Home / Green Grass To Bluegrass Medley: Isle Of Hope, Danny Boy, Teetotallers Reel, Barndance Reel, Temperance Reel / Little Cabin Home On The Hill / Your Cheatin’ Heart / Isle Of Hope (Reprise) / Tipperary Girl / He’ll Have To Go / Crystal Chandeliers (duet with Charley Pride) / Kiss An Angel Good Morning (Charley Pride) / Is Anybody Goin’ To San Antone (Charley Pride) / White Rose Of Athens (duet with Mary Duff) / Jealous Heart (Mary Duff) / Say You Love Me (duet with Mary Duff) / Heaven With You / Here At The Grand Ole Opry / He Stopped Loving Her Today / I Just Want To Dance With You / My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You / Stand Beside Me / (Encore) Thank God I’m A Country Boy CD: I’m Going To Be A Country Boy Again / Jambalaya / Release Me / Ring Of Fire / Forty Shades Of Green / Erin Tennessee / (Turn Out The Light, And) Love Me Tonight (duet with Mary Duff) / Somebody Touched Me / King Of The Road / Isle Of Hope / Danny Boy / Teetotallers Reel / Temperance Reel / Isle Of Hope (Reprise) / Tipperary Girl / I Love You / Honey (Majella O’Donnell) / Crystal Chandeliers (duet with Charley Pride) / He’ll Have To Go / Heaven With You / Here At The Grand Ole Opry / I Just Want To Dance With You / Stand Beside Me / Thank God I’m A Country Boy
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COUNTRY NEW RELEASE - 12/03/2012 Charlie Landsborough – Destination EDSD2132
Charlie Landsborough is back with ‘Destination’, an album of brand new recordings, with more than a dozen self-penned songs. As history shows, Charlie ‘shot’ to fame in 1995 when he was featured on prime-time Irish TV, singing what has become his signature song “What Colour Is The Wind”. The song subsequently reached # 1 on the Irish charts, leading to success in Scotland and the rest of the UK, before spreading to Australia and the US. He has recorded albums in Nashville, won many Country music awards and has had his songs covered by legends including George Hamilton IV, Daniel O’Donnell, Jack Jones, Pat Boone, and Foster & Allen. “Destination”, which was recorded in Spain and the UK, features 16 new recordings and sees Charlie at his very best with a blend of jaunty, uptempo country tunes, along with his trademark deep and heartfelt ballads… his traditional and much loved sound. Includes an appreciation by actor/comedian Ricky Tomlinson, as well as the lyrics to his own compositions Charlie will be undertaking press and promotion activities around the country, coinciding with his 16th date Spring Tour, which runs from 8 March until 1st April Charlie was inducted into British Country Music Hall of Fame in 2011 Tracks: Just Getting By / That’s What Love Can Do / Everything Has A Price / Goodbye My Friend / I Must Be An Eskimo / Something Close To Love / Looking For A Destination / Sunset Man / The Lions Share / Let It Rain / Serves Me Right / Angel Of Mercy / All He Ever Saw Was You / Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again / The Way Back Home / There’s Nothing Time Can Do
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