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BLUES NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 CD Cover

Jimmie Vaughan – Plays More Blues, Ballads And Favourites

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BLUES

*Digital download distributed by Proper*

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For Jimmie Vaughan, too much of a good thing is a concept that simply doesn’t exist. The legendary Texan guitar dynamo was so pleased with the response to his 2010 album Blues, Ballads and Favorites that he decided to follow it up with a brand new collection he’s calling—what else?—More Blues, Ballads and Favorites! Packed with 16 covers of classic tunes that are close to his heart, the album—recorded, like the previous one, in his hometown of Austin, Texas—reunites Vaughan with the same cast of musicians that helped him out on the previous set. Also returning for round two, to assist with the vocals, is Lou Ann Barton, whose powerful pipes grace several tunes on the new release. “The first album was a success,” says Vaughan, “and what happened is I never really stopped. Even after I turned the first one in I was still recording. I’ve decided that, as long as I feel like it, I’m going to do that from now on.” Jimmie Vaughan—who first came to prominence as co-founder of the pioneering Texas blues-rock band the Fabulous Thunderbirds in the ’70s— has certainly earned the right to do whatever he wants whenever he wants to do it. Since he was a kid, Vaughan has dedicated his life to mastering his axe and reminding folks what American music is all about—music, he says, that need not be categorized. “When I talk about country and blues, they’re the same thing,” he says. “Muddy Waters and Hank Williams, Webb Pierce and Jimmy Reed. When I was a kid I didn’t understand the difference. Everybody was always asking me, ‘Why do you want to play blues? Why don’t you play country?’ But I would listen to the country guys and they would be doing a Jimmy Reed song. They’re playing the same lick. And Ray Charles, Little Milton, Guitar Junior, Lonnie Brooks, B.B. King—they all did country songs. Is Bob Wills country, blues or jazz? And the answer is, it’s American music. And if you don’t like it, kiss my ass! I’m tired of trying to pigeonhole everything. I want to bring it together; it comes from the same place.”

Tracks: I Ain't Never / No Use Knocking / Teardrop Blues / I Hang My Head And Cry / It's Been A Long Time / Breaking Up Is Hard To Do / What Makes You So Tough / Greenbacks / I'm In The Mood For You / I Ain't Gonna Do It No More / Cried Like A Baby / Oh Oh Oh / I'm Gonna Love You / The Rains Came / Bad Bad Whiskey / Shake A Hand


JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Various Artists - Jazz For Japan SPEC015

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SPECIFIC JAZZ

JAZZ

Jazz For Japan is a benefit album recorded in two days by 25 of the top jazz musicians in the world benefiting the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan. The recordings took place in Los Angeles at Capitol Studios in Hollywood. Legendary and Grammy nominated performers include: Kenny G, George Duke, Rickey Minor, Tom Scott, Alex Acuna, Nathan East, Clarence McDonald, Ndugu Chancler, Billy Childs, Boney James, Lee Ritenour, Keiko Matsui, Steve Gadd, Bob James and many others. Larry Robinson, Jazz For Japan producer states; “This project came about after discussing the tragic aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan with my co-workers. I told them that many of the American Jazz musicians tour Japan numerous times a year. It was at that moment the seeds of Jazz For Japan were born. Within 5 days we called all our Jazz friends and put together this truly amazing line up of musicians to record at Hollywood’s famous Capitol Recording Studio who all donated their time.”

Tracks: Maiden Voyage / Sugar / So What / Sophisticated Lady / Footprints / Work Song / What A Wonderful World / Mr. PC / Body & Soul / Cold Duck Time / Watermelon Man / Invitation / Cantaloupe Island


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Various Artists – Brazilian Love Affair Revisited FARO160CD

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FAR OUT RECORDINGS

WORLD

Chill out from the heart and soul of Brazil lovingly selected from the smash five part Latin compilation series featuring summer classics by Ed Motta, Marcos Valle, Nina Miranda of Smoke City (‘Underwater Love’) & Zeep, Azymuth, Osunlade, Mark Pritchard’s Troubleman, Joyce, 4 Hero, Sabrina Malheiros plus new and exclusive tracks from Raf Vilar, Clara Moreno and Alex Malheiros. Chilling you out for 17 years – lovingly compiled by Far Out! Released between 1998 and 2004 Far Out’s five-volume Brazilian Love Affair became one of the best loved and most successful Latin chill-out compilation series. Contributions come from legends of Brazilian music such as Joyce, Marcos Valle and Azymuth, rediscovered in the UK as underground jazz deejays brought Brazilian music back to the fore. This movement evolved as Far Out further developed the links between Brazil and Europe enabling collaborations featured from leading producers including 4 Hero, Osunlade, Kirk Degiorgio and Mark Pritchard produced as new sub-genres such as Drum & Bossa, Nu-Samba and Nu-Bossa emerged allowing more people to experience the beauty of Brazilian music. Revisited features exclusive new tracks and the latest young artists such as Raf Vilar and Clara Moreno on an album that celebrates the unique body of work released by the label. What started out as a desire to feed the UK jazz scene's taste for rare Brazilian jazz resulted in Far Out - a label born in 1994 and dedicated to all angles of Brazilian music from jazz to samba to bossa nova to rock to electronic – all vibrantly showcased in this love affair to Brazilian music.

"The original and the best, Far Out has never faltered" Gilles Peterson "Brilliant British-Brazilian label" Daily Telegraph "Excellent London-based Brazilian label" Independent "UK's leading Brazilian label" Observer "UK's foremost Brazilian record label" Clash

Tracks: Os Escravos Do Jo - Friends From Rio 2 - (Jo's Slaves) (Percussion Edit) / Os Escravos Do Jo - Friends From Rio 2 -(Jo's Slaves) / Ponteio - Da Lata / Gogo- A Nova Estrela - Gogo (Remix By Kirk Degiorgio) / Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser - Azymuth / Nova Bossa Nova - Marcos Valle- / Paz - Troubleman Feat. Nina Miranda / Taruma - Grupo Batuque / Todos Os Santos - Joyce / Na Batida Do Agogo - Grupo Batuque (Remix By Osunlade) / Preguiciman - Mamond / Without Words - 4 Hero Present Natures Plan Feat Ed Motta / Bossa Me - Raf Vilar- / Deixa A Nega Gingar - Clara Moreno(Danny Wheeler Remix) First Time On CD / Sem Pressa - Alex Malheiros/Banda Utopia Feat S Malheiros (Danny Wheeler Remix) First Time On CD


JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Sonny Clark - Sonny's Conception PROPERBOX161

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PROPER RECORDS

JAZZ

*Digital download distributed by Proper* Sonny Clark’s soulful piano was a musical delight. His blues playing had a grace and weight unequalled in jazz before or since. Heroin and alcohol problems brought on a premature and tragic death at the age of 31. We follow Sonny’s path from early 1954 with early solo performances through to trio tunes from 1960. Along the way we hear Sonny collaborating with the likes of John Coltrane, Art Farmer, Donald Byrd, Max Roach and other leading lights. This 4 CD set comes with a booklet with Sonny’s story and discographical information. There is no other comparable survey of Sonny’s career in the marketplace. Full press and promotion accompanies this release. Sonny Clark was one of the leading pianists in what is commonly known as the hard bop style. Sonny Clark’s playing oozed a sense of effortless ease. Many pianists of the hard-bop era sound like they are trying hard to swing, not Sonny, as Art Farmer once commented, “A primary quality in Sonny Clark’s playing is that there is no strain in it”. Original melodies and variations on standards seemed to flow from his fingers. An essential element of Clark’s style was his use of stealthy melodic lines that could extend to several bars at the time and built through surprisingly accentuated melodic turns.

Disc 1: Improvisation No.1 / All God's Chillun Got Rhythm / Body And Soul/Jeepers Creepers / Improvisation No.2/Over The Rainbow / Move / Oslo / After You've Gone / Once In A While / Dial "S" For Sonny / Bootin' It / It Could Happen To You / Sonny's Mood /

Disc 2: Shoutin' On A Riff / Love Walked In / News For Lulu / Sonny's Crib / Speak Low / With A Song In My Heart / Come Rain Or Come Shine / I Didn't Know What Time It Was / Two Bass Hit Disc 3: Bebop / Tadd's Delight / Softly As In A Morning Sunrise / I'll Remember April / Cool Struttin' / Blue Minor / Sippin' At Bells / Deep Night / Black Velvet Disc 4: I'm Just A Lucky So And So / Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You? / Ain't No Use / The Breeze And I / I Can't Give You Anything But Love / Minor Meeting / Nica / Sonny's Crib / Blues Mambo / Blues Blue / Junka / My Conception / Sonja


ROCK NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Chris Norman - Time Traveller 233386

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MEMBRAN

ROCK

Ex-Smokie frontman offers a new solo album featuring a collection of his favourite songs, interpreted in his own distinctive style. With choices like “Wake Me Up When September Ends“ by Green Day or “Chasing Cars“ by Snow Patrol, Norman shows off his sense of the contemporary Zeitgeist. But he also offers great new versions of older songs such as “I Can´t Dance“ by Genesis and Mike Oldfield's “Moonlight Shadow“.

Touring Europe and playing festivals throughout August.

Tracks: Get It On (T-Rex) / Country Girl (Primal Scream) / Back For Good (Take That) / Be My Baby (Ronettes) / Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol) / Morning Dew (Tim Rose) / Sweet Caroline (Neil Diamond) / Homeward Bound (Simon & Garfunkel) / Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield) / I Can’t Dance (Genesis) / 19th Nervous Breakdown (Rolling Stones) / Wake Me Up When September Ends (Green Day)


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Various Artists – Black Goddess Soundtrack SNDWCD025 SNDWLP025

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SOUNDWAY

WORLD

Soundway Records are proud to present the afro-jazz soundtrack to Ola Balogun's legendary movie from 1978. The film was written and directed by Balogun (recognised as one of Nigeria's most renowned directors) but shot and cast in Brazil. The Soundtrack was composed by one of Nigeria's most successful and original musicians Remi Kabaka (who has played with Steve Winwood and Ginger Baker amongst others). The Record was originally issued in both Nigeria and Brazil, but recorded in Lagos, using four of the Nigerian music scene's most innovative players: Remi Kabaka himself, alongside Biddy Wright, saxophonist Dele Okonkwo and Mono Mono frontman Joni Haastrup. The result is a truly unique and experimental afro-jazz recording that has been out of print for many years, until now.

Tracks: Brothers & Sisters / The Quest / Slave March / Black Goddess / The Quest (Piano solo) / The Warrior


BLUES NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Robert Johnson - The Complete Collection NOT2LP129

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NOT NOW MUSIC

BLUES

A must have for Robert Johnson fans everywhere, this 2LP Gatefold set includes 29 classic songs all written and performed by the legendary bluesman.

LP 1: I Believe I'll Dust My Broom / Phonograph Blues / Ramblin' On My Mind / Kindhearted Woman Blues / Terraplane Blues / I'm A Steady Rollin' Man / Walking Blues / Last Fair Deal Gone Down / Dead Shrimp Blues / Sweet Home Chicago / 32-20 Blues / Come On In My Kitchen / If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day / Me And The Devil Blues LP 2: Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil) / Stones In My Passway / Cross Road Blues / Travelling Riverside Blues / Whenn You Got A Good Friend / Milkcow's Calf Blues / Hellhound On My Trail / From Four 'Til Late / Honeymoon Blues / Stop Brakin' Down Blues / Malted Milk / Little Queen Of Spades / They're Red Hot / Drunken Hearted Man / Love In Vain

Howlin Wolf - Blues From Hell NOT2LP130

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NOT NOW MUSIC

BLUES

Featuring 27 classic tracks, this is a chance to own an essential selection of tracks from the influential bluesman on 180g vinyl.

LP 1: Spoonful / Evil (Is Going On) / Smokestack Lightnin' / Don't Mess With My Baby / How Many More Years / I've Been Abused / I Better Go Now / Forty Four / I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline) / My Life / Nature / Poor Boy / Mr. Airplane Man / Who Will Be Next? LP 2: Moanin' For My Baby / Crying At Daybreak / Who's Been Talking? / My Baby Stole Off / I Have A Little Girl / Change My Way / The Wolf Is At Your Door / Moanin' At Midnight / The Natchez Burnin' / Getting Old And Grey / You Can't Be Beat / No Place To Go / Goin' Back Home

John Lee Hooker - Whiskey And Wimmen NOT2LP131

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NOT NOW MUSIC

BLUES

Whiskey And Wimmen' (2LP Gatefold 180g Vinyl) includes two iconic John Lee Hooker Vee-Jay albums, 'I'm John Lee Hooker' and 'Travelin'.

LP 1: Dimples / Hobo Blues / I'm So Excited / I Love You Honey / Boogie Chillun / Little Wheel / I'm In The Mood / Maudie / Crawlin' Kingsnake / Every Night / Time Is Marching / Baby Lee LP 2: No Shoes / I Wanna Walk / Canal Street Blues / Run On / I'm A Stranger / Whiskey And Wimmen / Solid Sender / Sunny Land / Goin' To California / I Can't Believe / I'll Know Tonight / Dusty Road


BLUES NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Dave Moretti Blues Review - Bluesjob MO81312

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STORMY MONDAY

BLUES

“Italy has its best jump blues band and Dave Moretti is the leader!� (Soul Bag Magazine) For young musicians, the afro-american musical heritage is a new, contemporary sound - defined as 'jump without horns' - merging West Coast blues from the Fifties and Sixties with swing, funk, latin rhythms and soul. An intense and entertaining show, capable of appealing to the connoisseur and the casual listener alike. Born in Turin (Italy) in 2006. the Dave Moretti Blues Revue rapidly became one of the foremost combos on the Italian blues scene. The band honed its sound on the road night after night, a process culminating with the release of its debut CD, 'Bluesjob'. Leader Dave Moretti is considered one of the most interesting young harp players by the critics his sound is compared to that of William Clarke, James Cotton and George Smith. Playing blues since 2002, he toured Italy. France. Switzerland and Germany sharing the stage with accomplished bluesmen such as Joe Pitts. Watermelon Slim and the Workers, Hook Herrera, Jono Manson, Dario Lombardo and Pat Savage.

Tracks: Jump Tha Blues / Baby You Re Rich / One Way Ticket / Hallelujah I Love Her So / Love On The Phone / Beauty Queen / Whos That Girl / Rockhouse / No Man S Land / Up The Line


BLUES NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Terry Hanck - Look Out DGPCD146

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DELTA GROOVE

BLUES

Terry Hanck was born in 1944 in Chicago, IL, but raised in the suburbs. After high school he began dividing his time between Chicago and California. A month before his 21st birthday Terry decided to take up the sax because as he puts it, “I needed another way not to make any money!” He made the permanent move to California in 1967 settling first in Orange County, but later relocated to San Francisco towards the end of ’69. His first band came together in Berkeley in 1970, the Grayson Street Houserockers, which for a brief time featured legendary Chicago blues guitarist Luther Tucker. Eventually, Terry’s soulful sax caught the incisive ears of renowned bandleader Elvin Bishop who personally asked him to join his band on two occasions – once in ‘72 and again in ’75 – before Terry finally accepted his third invitation in ‘77. Hanck toured with his band for 10 years and was even featured on Bishop’s classic album “Struttin’ My Stuff,” which included the chart-topping smash hit “Fooled Around And Fell In Love.” For his latest project “Look Out!,” Terry has assembled a tightly woven outfit featuring top tier talent from the West Coast including Ace guitarist Kid Andersen. Also highlighted is current guitarist Johnny Cat, who replaced Andersen back in 2004. Rounding out the rhythm section is drummer Butch Cousins, along with bassist Tim Wagar, replacing Terry’s longtime friend and bandmate Michael “Fly” Brooks who unfortunately passed away on September 20, 2010. At 66, Terry Hanck is singing better and playing better than he ever has. He’s delivered his strongest album yet - chock full of swinging grooves, inspired musicianship, as well as witty and insightful lyrics. It’s no wonder he’s been twice recognized in recent years with Blues Music Award nominations in 2009 and 2011. And with the muscle of a full-fledged record label now behind him for support, there’s no telling what the future may hold.

Tracks: Here It Comes / Keep A Drivin' / Ain't That Just Like A Woman / Catch That Teardrop / You Coulda Let Me Go / Side Tracked / Girl, Girl, Girl / Appreciate What You Got / Train Kept A Rollin' / I Keep On Holding On / You Give Me Nothing But The Blues / My Girl Josephine / Just One More Time


CLASSICAL NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Alexander Balanescu & Ada Milea With The Balanescu Quartet – The Island S62610

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SAPHRANE

CLASSICAL

Violinst Alexander Balanescu and singer Ada Milea both hail from Romania and are well known musicians in their own right and we are very pleased to present their new project. They transformed a surrealistic play by a Romanian author, based on the Robinson Crusoe story, into a surrealistic mini opera. The world famous Balanescu Quartet is the musical partner in this bizarre story. Is it classical music, jazz, world music or is it 'plain' avant garde? That is for the listener to judge. But if you indulge yourself in the story sung both by Alexander Balanescu (!) and Ada Milea, you will find yourself in an absurd world of pirates, grand parents and other colourful characters. Fact is this certainly isn't your everyday new release. The Balanescu Quartet and Alexander Balanescu are known worldwide for their co-operations with many artists, like David Byrne, Pet Shop Bos, Kate Bush and many others. Also their albums, including a cd with Kraftwerk covers for string quartet, received much appraisal. Ada Milea is a singer who experiments with the links between theater and music. She has released several albums in her home country.

Tracks: Diary / I'm Hungry / Friday / Temptation / Pierre the Pirate / About Mary / Sheep Shelter / Granny's Menace / Small Pirate Song / Another Pirate Song / Cannibals / Cry / Mabogo / Tropical Phenomenon / Smash Them Granny / Again, Diary / Dream / End


COUNTRY NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Fred Eaglesmith - Cha Cha Cha LDR032

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LONESOME DAY RECORDS

COUNTRY

A bossa nova influenced departure for Eaglesmith which landed him an appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman. “Cha Cha Cha” is the product of Eaglesmith’s constant effort to expand his sound inside the recording studio. Featuring atmospheric guitars, bossa nova rhythms, and harmony vocals by The Fabulous Ginn Sisters, Eaglesmith’s songs touch on lost love and longing, but infused with great hooks and choruses. “Cha Cha Cha” was the critic’s pick of the week in many publications upon its release in June 2010, ultimately providing Eaglesmith a national TV appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman

Tracks: Careless / Tricks / Sliver Of The Moon / I Would / Shallow / Gone Too Long / Rebecca Street / Dynamite And Whiskey / Car / Silhouettes

The Fabulous Ginn Sisters – You Can't Take A Bad Girl Home LDR033

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LONESOME DAY RECORDS

COUNTRY

Hottest Harmonies in Texas. Produced by Fred Eaglesmith. The Fabulous Ginn Sisters are based in Austin, TX and have toured North America extensively with Fred Eaglesmith since 2009. “You Can’t Take a Bad Girl Home” was a Top 40 Americana record in the USA and has received many favorable reviews from music critics throughout North America. Following the success of their self-released “Blood Oranges” in 2006, the sisters created an edgier, rock sound with Fred Eaglesmith in the producer’s chair for “You Can’t Take a Bad Girl Home.”

Tracks: You Should've Known / Hey Doll / Dreams / Baton Rouge / Share Our Secrets / Fireworks / Can't Get Enough / Miss You / Heart And Bones / Redhead Rosie

Julie Neumark - Dimestore Halo LDR016

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LONESOME DAY RECORDS

COUNTRY

Julie Neumark has made an incredible debut cd mixing country, rock, and soul. Julie has toured North America extensively and has a loyal following in the Netherlands as she tours with Beth Hart.

Tracks: Dimestore Halo / Fairy Tale / Spare Change / Take Me / Unraveled / Home / Wreck Of A Woman / Drink Myself Pretty / Bobbi / Cincinnati / Uncharted Waters


COUNTRY NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Ralph Stanley II - This One Is II LDR013

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LONESOME DAY RECORDS

COUNTRY

Ralph Stanley II steps out of his father’s shadow with a country music album that shows off his own distinctive voice. After recording a few successful bluegrass cds, Stanley II takes a step forward in the recording studio with “This One is II,” playing on his nickname known as “Two.” This cd was recorded as an intentional step out of traditional bluegrass into an acoustic country genre. Featuring songs by Garth Brooks, Fred Eaglesmith, Townes Van Zandt and Tom T. Hall, Stanley II delivers an unexpected country music statement that the 9513 Music Blog listed in its Top 100 Country Music albums of the 2000’s decade.

Tracks: Cold Shoulder / Georgia / They Say I'll Never Go Home / L. A. County (With Jim Lauderdale) / Train Songs / Moms Are The Reason Wildflowers Grow / Carter / Honky Tonk Way / If This Old Guitar Could Talk / Loretta / Lord Help Me Find A Way

Fred Eaglesmith - Tinderbox LDR014

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LONESOME DAY RECORDS

COUNTRY

Eaglesmith’s introspective piece written for those who have lost faith in the world and religion. Reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine. Eaglesmith’s most critically received music to date. Reviewed in Rolling Stone Magazine as his masterwork. Tinderbox was a Top 20 Americana album in the USA and continues a strong radio presence to this day.

Tracks: Sweet Corn / Chain Gang / Shoulder To The Plow / Quietly / Tinderbox / Killing Me / Worked Up Field / I Pray Now / You Can't Trust Them / Get On Your Knees / Fancy God / Wheels / Killing Me II / Stand / Reprise / The Light Brigade / Shoeshine / When

Girls Guns And Glory - Inverted Valentine LDR015

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LONESOME DAY RECORDS

COUNTRY

Boston’s best Americana band makes its label debut with Inverted Valentine. Inverted Valentine was a Top Ten Americana cd in 2009. Featuring vocals by songwriter Ward Hayden, Girls Guns & Glory offers up a collection of songs that pay homage to great rockabilly and country music artists. Girls Guns & Glory created a cd that would make both Hank Williams and Chuck Berry proud.

Tracks: Six Sixty Seven / Only One Thing / Inverted Valentine / Ramblin' Ole Daddy / Temptation / Keep On Calling / Suzie / Baby You're A Dog / Keep Your Distance / Working All The Time / Unrequited Love


COUNTRY NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Ricky Skaggs - Country Hits Bluegrass Style 6989010112

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SKAGGS FAMILY RECORD

COUNTRY

Legendary, multi-talented and 14-time GRAMMY award winning Ricky Skaggs delivers his Country hits. Both bluegrass and country lovers alike will enjoy the bluegrass instrumentation along with the impeccable tenor voice of Ricky Skaggs, the man who “single-handedly” saved country music in the early 80’s, according to renowned guitarist and producer, Chet Atkins. Ricky’s 8-time IBMA Instrumental Band of the Year, Kentucky Thunder, along with some of Ricky’s original awardwinning country band alumni and special friends add to the magic of this album. All songs on Country Hits Bluegrass Style are standout hits. His first two #1 singles, “Crying My Heart Out Over You” and “I Don’t Care” are included, along with eight more #1 country hits, such as fan favorites “Cajun Moon” and “Highway 40 Blues,” accented with mandolin, banjo, fiddle and guitar. The one and only harmonious “Country Boy” sizzles at an electrifying pace, showcasing Ricky’s superior guitar skills. “Uncle Pen” - the first bluegrass tune ever to hit #1 on Billboard’s country chart, cut by Ricky - brims with classic country charm. “Don’t Get Above Your Raising,” a Flatt and Scruggs song, includes mighty guitar, dobro and piano solos along with Ricky’s clear, strong voice. Midtempo love song “He Was On To Something (So He Made You)” charms with steel guitar, bright vocals and accordion. Highly requested and a favorite in churches from coast to coast, the beloved “Somebody’s Prayin’” completes this ensemble of 14 great hits. With new instrumentation from a great hit-maker, Country Hits Bluegrass Style is a must-have for any country boy or girl’s music collection. Advertising in CMP and Maverick Also available: Ricky Skaggs Mosaic 6989010102 Ricky Skaggs Songs My Dad Loved 6989010092

Tracks: Heartbroke / Honey (open That Door) / You've Got A Lover / Cajun Moon / Crying My Heart Out Over You / He Was On To Something (so He Made You) / Highway 40 Blues / Uncle Pen / Lovin' Only Me / I Don't Care / Country Boy / I Wouldn't Change You If I Could / Don't Get Above Your Raising / Somebody's Prayin'


EASY LISTENING NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Frank Sinatra - The Definitive Collection NOT5CD904

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NOT NOW MUSIC

EASY LISTENING

5CDs of classic Sinatra with all tracks digitally remastered. The studio albums included here are 'In The Wee Small Hours', 'A Swingin' Affair!', 'Come Fly With Me', 'Come Dance With Me!' and 'No One Cares'.

Disc 1: In The Wee Small Hours Of / Mood Indigo / Glad To Be Unhappy / I Get Along Without You Very / Deep In A Dream / I See Your Face Before / Can't We Be Friends? / When Your Lover Has Gone / What Is This Thing Called Love? / Last Night When We Were Young / I'll Be Around / Ill Wind / It Never Entered My Mind / Dancing On The Ceiling / I'll Never Be The Same / This Love Of Mine Disc 2: Night And Day / I Wish I Were In Love Again / I Got Plenty O' Nuttin / I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan / Nice Work If You Can Get It / Stars Fell On Alabama / No One Ever Tells You / I Wont Dance / The Lonesome Road / At Long Last Love / You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To / I Got It Bad (And That Aint Good) / From This Moment On / If I Had You / Oh! Look At Me Now Disc 3: Come Fly With Me / Around The World / Isle Of Capri / Moonlight In Vermont / Autumn In New York / On The Road To Mandalay / Let's Get Away From It All / April In Paris / London By Night / Brazil / Blue Hawaii / It's Nice To Go Trav'ling Disc 4: Come Dance With Me / Something;S Gotta Give / Just In Time / Dancing In The Dark / Too Close For Comfort / I Could Have Danced All Night / Saturday Night / Day In, Day Out / Cheek To Cheek / Baubles, Bangles And Beads / The Song Is You / The Last Dance Disc 5: When No One Cares / A Cottage For Sale / Stormy Weather / Where Do You Go? / I Dont Stand A Ghost Of A Chance / Here's That Rainy Day / I Can't Get Started / Why To Change Me Now / Just Friends / I'll Never Smile Again / None But The Lonely Heart


FOLK NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Steve Tilston - The Reckoning HUB006

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HUBRIS RECORDS

FOLK

*Digital download distributed by Proper* Another tour de force by mastercraftsman Steve Tilston – insightful lyrics, beguiling melodies and some of the best guitar playing you're likely to hear. This eagerly awaited new album is quintessential Tilston ; insightful lyrics reflecting an affinity with the landscape and the power of nature, a keen sense of history with a nod to the potential of the future, and a sharp eye for social satire. Musically, he shows us why he is one of the country's most respected songwriters, continuing to create gorgeous melodies, in a series of musical contexts powerfully evocative of time and place. A true Reckoning for these times.

Tracks: This Is The Dawn / Nottamun Town Return / The Reckoning / Pennine Spring / Oil & Water / Memory Lane / Sovereign Of Tides / Doubting Thomas / Davy Lamp; Fruit Fly / Rio De La Miel / Weeping Willow Replanted / Ijna (davy Ji)

Cathal Clohessy & Eamonn Costello – Bosca Ceoil & Fiddle COPP022

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COPPERPLATE

FOLK

*Digital download distributed by Proper* This box and fiddle duo lay claim to regional styles stretching from north Connaught to west Limerick, but the most striking features of this fresh-faced collection are the idiosyncrasies of their musical personalities and the delicateness of their arrangements. froots magazine said; There's nothing quite like a fiddle/button accordion pairing to warm the cockles and the combination of Limerick's Cathal Clohessy and Connemara's Eamonn Costello (with occasional accompaniment from Rodney Lancashire on bouzouki and guitar) proves more than up to the task. Costello shows sensitivity lacked by many box merchants, exhibited to great effect on the reel Sean Ryan's, and in cahoots with Clohessy, an equal aficionado of the hidden note, produce music that both lifts the spirit and sets the toes tapping.

Tracks: The Strayaway Child / The Minstrel's Fancy; Claw's Hornpipe. / Sergent Early's Dream. (slow reel). / Sean Ryan's; Gan Ainm; Return to Milltown. / The Tempest; Farrell O'Gara's; Rattigan's. / Hardiman's Fancy; The Drowning of Bruckless / Farewell to Eyrecourt; Tom Ward's Downfall; Mamma's Pet. / Miss Langford / Man in the Bog; Loch Pholl na Grainne. / Ashling Gheal. (air) / Aile Dhomhain (waltz) / The Whistling Postman; Lawson's Favourite. / Philobus, Brian O'Kane's / An Dro; Tarantella Napoletana


FOLK NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 A. L. Lloyd – Bramble Briars & Beams Of The Sun FECD240

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FELLSIDE

FOLK

A handsomely packaged double CD for the price of one collection of traditional ballads sung by one of the leading exponents of the genre. A L Lloyd, along with Ewan MacColl,l was one of the architects of the UK Folk Revival in the 1950s. He was a writer, broadcaster, folk song collector, folklorist, artistic director of Topic Records and mentor to many aspiring folk musicians including Martin Carthy, The Watersons, Frankie Armstrong, Roy Harris and many others. He was also a noted performer in his own right. In the early 1950s he set about recording English versions of the great Folk Ballads to be found in Francis J Child’s five volume monumental work ‘English & Scottish Popular Ballads’. The result was a multi-LP set, but which was never released in the UK. The complete set of recordings is on the double CD collection. It is handsomely packaged with an extended booklet written by Dr Vic Gammon, former Director of the Folk Music Degree course at Newcastle University, which gives a fascinating insight to the ballads and Lloyd’s singing of them. Despite its seemingly scholarly approach Lloyd’s obvious enjoyment and the relish with which he sings these songs make it a highly listenable set. Disc 1: Scarborough Fair / The Outlandish Knight / Bold Sir Rylas / The Banks Of Green Willow / Lord Bateman / The Cherry-Tree Carol / Herod And The Cock / Dives And Lazarus / Lord Thomas And Fair Eleanor / Fair Margaret And Sweet William / The Unquiet Grave / George Collins / Long Lankin / The Prickly Bush / The Knight And She Shepherd's Daughter / Robin Hood And The Tanner / Robin Hood And The Bold Pedlar / Sir Hugh; Gypsies O / Geordie; Robin Hood And The Bishop Of Hereford / The Daemon Lover / The Lover's Ghost / Henry Martyn / The Devil And The Ploughman / The Golden Vanity / The Dover Sailor / The Bramble Briar / Six Dukes Went A-Fishing / The Shooting Of His Dear / The Bold Fisherman / The Bitter Withy / Down In Yon Forest


FOLK NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Hedy West – Ballads & Songs Of The Appalachians FECD241

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CD2

FELLSIDE

FOLK

Cult American folk singer from the 1960s with a double CD of her three UK albums for the price of one Hedy West was among the best women singers of the American folksong revival. She came to prominence in the middle 1960s. Writers of the time hailed her as “among the most talented and accomplished of our young folk singers” and also commented “there are very few female singers in the English-speaking world who can equal Hedy West for general level of performance”. Although college educated she was in many ways the ‘real thing’ – she came from Georgia and much of her repertoire came from her family. For many she has never been equalled. She stayed in England for a few years, established herself of the European scene and recorded three LPs. All three are contained here. She sings accompanied by her 5-string banjo. From classic ‘big’ ballads like ‘Little Matty Groves’ to lightweight ditties she displays consummate skill. Although she remained active until her death in 2005 (aged 67) she made her last album in 1980. Her albums have become much sought after and she has developed a cult following. Disc 1: Gambling Man / Fair Rosamund / Barbara Allen / Old Joe Clark / The Coal Miner's Child / The Wife Wrapt In Wether's Skin / Brother Ephus / Polly / The Davison-Wilder Blues / Lament For Barney Graham / The Rich Irish Lady / Shut Up In The Mines At Coal Creek / The Wife Of Usher's Well / The House Carpenter / Pretty Saro / Old Smokey / Blow Ye Gentle Winds / My Soul's Full Of Glory / Promised Land / Over There / Little Matty Groves / Rake And Rambling Boy / Joe Bowers / Whistle Daughter Whistle / I'm An Old Bachelor / Johnny Sands / My Good Old Man / Frankie Silvers / Lee Tharin's Bar Room / The Foggy Dew / The Girl I Left In Danville / The Unquiet Grave / Beaulampkin / Down In Adairsville / The Sheffield Apprentice / Lucy Wan / Little Sadie / The Cruel Mother / Love Henry / The Texan Ranger / George Collins


JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Aquarium - Aquarium BDV1195

5028159000004

CD

BABEL

JAZZ

The self-titled debut release from London Jazz ensemble Aquarium, led by pianist and composer Sam Leak. Sam Leak-piano,composer / James Allsopp-tenor sax, bass clarinet / Calum Gourlay-double bass / Joshua Blackmore-drums "Sam Leak is one of the brightest young stars in the jazz piano galaxy, a heavenly improviser and a brilliant prospect for the future." Helen Mayhew - JazzFM “Aquarium is a mature and often sumptuous statement of intent” Daniel Spicer - Jazzwise "A set of absorbing compositions from Sam Leak. Excellent playing and interaction in the band with intelligent use of space, colour and dynamics. A fine achievement." John Taylor “Like his fellow Royal Academy of Music alumni Gwilym Simcock, Ivo Neame and Kit Downes, Leak is a thoughtful and resourceful young pianist with a wonderful touch and a very sensitive ear to the overall ensemble sound. What is striking on a first listen to his new material is how he patiently develops his lines and uses space masterfully… This is another great young talent who looks more than capable of helping to keep the Brit Jazz flag proudly flying well into 2011 and beyond.” - Thomas Gray, London Jazz Blog "a commitment to lyricism and detail of inflection distinguish the playing of these musicians. Allowing melody to guide both the improvisations and compositions gives this music a nostalgic quality, yet it feels very much of our time in the breadth of its influences." Liam Noble "Sam's music brings together all that is right about not just contemporary jazz but also new music; the music feels loose and open at times and tight knitted and calculated at others. It marries an open soulfulness with the complexities of rhythm and harmony without a hint of pretension" Rory Simmons "This is a strong & melodic debut by this fine group of young musicians. Influences are apparent, but they have a real ensemble sound and the set is well paced with a feeling of intimate listening going on. A band to look out for on the live circuit!" Phil Robson "I love Sam's writing on this album - the tunes sound really unique, intricate but really memorable. The band playing together also sound like a real unit, like everyone is seeing the tunes from the same angle. I really enjoy hearing bands like this, as this is when the compositions really come to life I think - and in Sam's album this happens. Supporting Sam are three of my favourite musicians, their playing combined with great melodies and textures makes for a really enjoyable record." Kit Downes

Tracks: Strangers / Grasshopper / Evensong / Shades Of Grey / Pisa Rain / The Treasure Chest / Shy / Sleek / Shades Of Grey (feat. Rhiannon Bradbury)


JAZZ NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 G.F. Fitz-Gerald & Lol Coxhill – The Poppy Seed Affair RR0212223

654367026366

C2DV

REEL RECORDINGS

JAZZ

Rare Private Performance Art Film featuring Ian Hinchcliffe. With funny music by Lol Coxhill, Archie Leggett & Robert Wyatt. Electric guitar radical G.F. Fitz-Gerald and soprano saxophone subversive Lol Coxhill; dual masters of spontaneous art and intuitive music, unleash The Poppy Seed Affair a three disc collection for your edification and confoundment. The Poppy Seed Affair film was produced in 1981 by London’s anarch-oholic troupe, The Matchbox Purveyors; Ian Hinchcliffe, Jeff Nuttall, Mark Long, G.F. Fitz-Gerald, Lol Coxhill & Foxy. Inimitable soundtrack by Lol Coxhill, sometimes in trio with drummer Robert Wyatt and bassist Archie Leggett. Now rescued from utter obscurity to DVD (NTSC all region), this comedic tour-de-farce juggles the insane, the inane with a twist of the profane. Complementing this complete experience are two extraordinary compact discs mastered directly from true-to-life tape recordings out of the G.F. Fitz-Gerald archive. Compact Disc One is an intimate, close-mic concert recording of Fitz-Gerald & Coxhill at Newcastle’s Spectro Arts Workshop, 1981. Here the duo’s mercurial genius for spatial Sonics is fully displayed. Compact Disc Two collects several works for tape, beginning with Listen Collage, which reconstructs, à la Faust Tapes, random room sounds of bizarre hippie domesticity, bedroom radios, tape recorders and ambient street sounds from London’s Ladbrooke Grove during the spring of 1969. Unmistakably this is a prodigious twenty minute audio adventure unique to its epoch. Following Listen Collage are two extended works for and prepared guitars and sundry effects, leading to the sampled tape loop trip Band In My Head. And lastly, a tape collage for The Matchbox Purveyors’ stage show, The Team. This entire disc transforms the magic of the creative moment into deeply experiential realms for our minds eye. Furthermore, in refusing to impose any impure digital processing whatsoever, these analogue recordings remain en vérité. Few guitarists have so audaciously scaled the sonic heights G.F. Fitz-Gerald has, no other saxophonist sounds as Lol Coxhill does, and Reel Recordings proudly presents a profusion of their unadulterated artistry throughout this rare archival collection. The Poppy Seed Affair is delivered as a numbered limited edition of 500 copies. Warning: May induce hilarity and confused thinking!

Disc 1: The Poppy Seed Affair (film) Disc 2: 10:59 / 11:52 / 9:19 / 9:54 / 9:40 / 11:35 Disc 3: Listen Collage / Fractal One / Fractal Two / Band In My Head / The Team


POP NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Roberto Blanco & Orquesta Termidor Cuba – Du Lebst Besser Wenn Du Lachst 598912

821895989122

CD

CONNECTOR

POP

Listen first – then form an opinion. That is how it should really be with new albums. You could say: listen first – then ask the name. But that is hardly necessary if you live in Germany: the moment you first hear the voice, you know who the singer is. Yet on Du lebst besser wenn du lachst (You live better when you laugh), this famous voice does the most unexpected things. And yet Roberto Blanco is not an artist to deny what has made him famous: he is accosted almost every day on the street about it and he is grateful for it and honest about it. But he is more than just his singing voice. “I am an entertainer,” said Roberto Blanco. “I can do much more than just sing pop songs, and I’m going to prove it with my new album.” No sooner said than done. And very impressively, too.

Tracks: Du Lebst Besser Wenn Du Lachst / Caruso / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / Danke An Das Leben (gracias A La Vida) / Tanz Noch Mal Fuer Mich / Granada / No Ha Nada Terminado (fool) / La Terre Meurt / Yo Buscare / Big Town / Vamos Amigos / Sehnsucht (juntos) / Leb Dein Leben Wie Im Karneval / Amigo / Si Sonries Viviras


ROCK & ROLL NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Various Artists – Skiffle - The Essential Recordings PRMCD6124

805520091244

CD2

PRIMO

ROCK & ROLL

*Digital download distributed by Proper* Although Skiffle was mainly a short-lived British phenomenon its time in the spotlight proved a vital influence on youngsters that would go on to form key bands. Members of The Beatles, The Who, Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, and many others, were all Skifflers and this collection contains the cream of the genre.

Disc 1: The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group - Rock Island Line / The Vipers Skiffle Group - Streamline Train / The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group - Old Riley / Bob Wallis' Washboard Beaters - It's Tight Like That / The Avon Cities Skiffle Featuring Ray Rush - Green Corn / Beryl Bryden's Backroom Skiffle Kansas City Blues / Johnny Parker's Barrellhouse Four - Hold That Thing / The City Ramblers Skiffle Group - I Shall Not Be Moved / Alan Lomax & The Ramblers - Railroad Man / The Chris Barber Skiffle Group - Can't You Line 'em / Clyde Valley Stompers - Old Time Religion / Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys - Last Train To San Fernando / Alexis Korner's Skiffle Group - Easy Rider / The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey - Freight Train / The Vipers Skiffle Group Don't You Rock Me Daddy-O / Betty Smith's Skiffle Group - There's A Blue Ridge Round My Heart, Virginia / The Peggy Seeger Group - Cumberland Gap / The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group - House Rent Stomp / The Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group featuring Dickie Bishop - Worried Man Blues / Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys - Ella Speed Disc 2: The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group featuring Nancy Whiskey - Greenback Dollar / The Peggy Seeger Group - Bring A Little Water Sylvie / Johnny Parker's Washboard Band - No. 69 / The Chris Barber Skiffle Group - Where Would I Go / Beryl Bryden's Backroom Skiffle - Casey Jones / The Avon Cities Skiffle Featuring Ray Rush - This Little Light Of Mine / The Vipers Skiffle Group - Pick A Bale Of Cotton / The City Ramblers Skiffle Group (Featuring Ramblin' Jack Elliott) - Midnight Special / Clyde Valley Stompers - Open Up Them Pearly Gates / Betty Smith's Skiffle Group Double Shuffle / Alexis Korner's Skiffle Group - I Ain't Gonna Worry No More / Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys - Get Along Home Cindy / The Peggy Seeger Group - Sail Away Lady / The Ken Colyer Skiffle Group - This Train / Lonnie Donegan - Jack O' Diamonds / The Vipers Skiffle Group Railroad Steamboat / Alexis Korner's Breakdown Group - Roundhouse Stomp / Johnny Duncan & The Bluegrass Boys - Footprints In The Snow / The City Ramblers Skiffle Group - Boodle Am Shake / The Chris Barber Skiffle Group - Doin' My Time


ROCK NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Mick Taylor - Mick Taylor ICON1025

886978681225

CD

ICONCLASSIC

ROCK

After a period of personal and professional reassessment Mick Taylor emerged from the shadows of his classic stint in the Rolling Stones with his first solo album. Mix Stonesy rock and blues, with Jeff Beck's Blow by Blow and the resulting stew will sound something like Mick Taylor's eponymous debut. A great cast of musicians also show up to support Mr. Taylor, including Lowell George (Little Feat), Pierre Moerlen (Gong) and keyboardist Max Middleton who played on the previously mentioned Blow by Blow and Wired albums with Jeff Beck. After a long absence this much overlooked release returns to compact disc with a fresh mastering from ®Grammy award winning engineer, Vic Anesini and new liner notes by Kris Needs. Release includes a very rare, promo-only single version of "Leather Jacket" as a bonus track.

Tracks: Leather Jacket / Alabama / Slow Blues / Baby, I Want You / Broken Hands / Giddy Up / S.W. 5 / Spanish/A Minor / Leather Jacket (Promo single mix)

Grand Funk Railroad – Mark, Dom & Mel 1969-71 ICON1023

5099908232724

CD

ICONCLASSIC

ROCK

Following the enormous success of the first six Grand Funk Railroad albums Capitol Records decided that it was time for a summary of the first stage of the band's career and a two-LP best of was assembled. The next studio album, Phoenix, would feature keyboardist Craig Frost, who would eventually become the fourth member of the band so this release is comprised of the power trio era hits. Mark, Don & Mel features the classic tracks "Time Machine", "Heartbreaker" and "Paranoid", which received heavy FM and AM radio play back in the day. The album also includes the band's first truly huge Top 5 single, "Foot stompin' Music". The closing track is the epic full-length version of "Closer to Home/I'm Your Captain". This release marks the first worldwide legitimate appearance on compact disc and features a new mastering done especially for this release by ® Grammy Award winning engineer, Vic Anesini.

Tracks: Too Rolling Stoned / Daydream / Rock Me Baby / Lady Love / I Can't Wait Much Longer / Alethea / Little Bit of Sympathy


ROCK NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Family - A Song For Me SDPCD235

636551623520

CD

SNAPPER

ROCK

CLASSIC 1970 FAMILY ALBUM – NOW ON MADFISH WITH BONUS TRACKS Growing out of the R&B boom of the early 60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock’n’roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming. A Song For Me was released at the start of 1970 and the first album with the band's revised lineup with John Weider replacing Ric Grech on bass and Poli Palmer replacing Jim King . The album features the classic Family tracks Drowned In Wine, The Cat & The Rat and the title track, the album reached #4 in the UK charts when it was released. This reissue come packaged in a slipcase and features 6 bonus tracks.

Tracks: Drowned In Wine / Some Poor Soul / Love Is A Sleeper / Stop For The Traffic – Through The Heart Of Me / Wheels / Songs For Sinking Lovers / Hey – Let It Rock / The Cat & The Rat / 93’s Ok J / A Song For Me / No Mule’s Fool / Good Friend Of Mine / Drowned In Wine (Live) / The Cat & The Rat (Live) / Wheels (Live) / A Song For Me (Live)

Family - Anyway SDPCD237

636551623728

CD

SNAPPER

ROCK

CLASSIC 1970 FAMILY ALBUM – NOW ON MADFISH WITH BONUS TRACKS Growing out of the R&B boom of the early 60s, Family's sound evolved into a unique mix of blues, folk, jazz, psychedelia and high energy rock’n’roll built around the distinctive vocals of frontman Roger Chapman, Charlie Whitney's innovative guitar playing and Rob Townsend's thunderous drumming. Anyway was released in late 1970 as the band were riding high following the release of their top 5 album A Song For Me which was released earlier in the year. The album was split between live tracks on side one and studio recordings on the second. The live recordings capture the band's incendiary performances while the studio recordings saw the band moving into new areas which were to provide the basis for Fearless, their critically acclaimed next album. The album reached #7 in the UK charts when first released and this reissue come packaged in a slipcase and features 3 bonus tracks.

Tracks: Good News – Bad News / Willow Tree / Holding The Compass / Strange Band / Part Of The Load / Anyway / Normans / Lives And Ladies / Strange Band (Alternative Live Version) / Part Of The Load (Live) / Lives And Ladies (Live)


ROCK NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Bubble Puppy - A Gathering Of Promises SNAM953CD

803415295326

CD

SNAPPER

ROCK

THE RARE 1969 PSYCH CLASSIC INCLUDING 8 BONUS TRACKS International Artists Records produced some of the most innovative records to come out of Texas’s thriving rock scene of the late Sixties. One of the most influential independent record companies of its day, it has gained cult status over the years amongst fans of prime American psychedelic and garage rock. The Bubble Puppy were International Artists' second biggest act in terms of chart action after The 13th Floor Elevators and enjoyed a degree of commercial success with their distinct highenergy, hippy rock-pop sound and look. Formed in San Antonio in 1967, their first 45 waxing, the brilliant Hendrix-inspired ‘Hot Smoke & Sassafras’, combined hard rock with fresh vocal harmonies and reached #14 in the U.S. charts in March 1969. The resultant album from that year, ‘A Gathering Of Promises’, featured more of the same raw, garage-psych sound and was equally strong. Somewhat removed from the deep acid psych of the Elevator’s Easter Everywhere or The Golden Dawn’s ‘Power Plant IA albums’, it is highly enjoyable album and stands as one of the label’s most refined rock efforts. This edition of the album includes both sides of the group’s four singles as bonus tracks, four of which were not on the original album, whilst two of the other sides were different mixes to the album versions. The accompanying 16-page illustrated booklet features unique quotes about the band, the music and the times from original band member David Fore, who was specially interviewed for this release.

Tracks: Hot Smoke And Sasafrass / Todd's Tune / I've Got To Reach You / Lonely / A Gathering Of Promises / Hurry Sundown / Elizabeth / It's Safe To Say / Road To St. Stephen's / Beginning / If I Had A Reason / Days Of Our Time / Thinkin' About Thinkin' / What Do You See / Hot Smoke And Sasafrass / Lonely / Hurry Sundown (Remix) / Beginning (Remix)


SOUL/R&B NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 James Brown - The Essential Early Recordings PRMCD6123

805520091237

CD2

PRIMO

SOUL/R&B

*Digital download distributed by Proper* James Brown is without doubt one of music's most iconic and innovative artists. His influence on Rock, R & B, and Soul, is massive and he virtually invented Funk, laying down the blueprint for Rap along the way. This compilation focuses on the key early years as he was starting a one-man musical revolution.

Disc 1: I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On / Bewildered / You’re Mine, You’re Mine / This Old Heart / Begging, Begging / I Don’t Know / Messing With The Blues / And I Do Just What I Want / I Know It’s True / Strange Things Happen(aka Why Does Everything Happen To Me) / That Dood It / Good Good Lovin’ / Love Or A Game / Try Me / I've Got To Change / It Hurts To Tell You / That’s When I Lost My Heart / Wonder When You’re Coming Home / Don’t Let It Happen To Me / If You Want Me Disc 2: Please, Please, Please / There Must Be A Reason / Hold My Baby’s Hand / Tell Me What I Did Wrong / Can’t Be The Same / So Long / Why Do You Do Me / Chonnie-On-Chon / I Want You So Bad / Gonna Try / Baby Cries Over The Ocean / Think / No, No, No, No / It Was You / Fine Old Foxy Self / The Bells / I’ll Go Crazy / Let’s Make It / I Walked Alone / I’ll Never, Never Let You Go


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 25/07/2011 Various Artists - Cuban All Jazz 597792

821895977921

CD

TIMBA

WORLD

An introduction to Latin-Jazz from acclaimed Afrocuban Musicians. Featruing Michael Philip Mossman, Tony Perez, Jane Bunnett and many more.

Tracks: Moonlight Serenade/Juan Pablo Torres / Mambanita/Michael Philip Mossman / Latineo/Julio Cuban Quartet / Encanto/Tony Perez / Habana/Paquito D'Rivera / El Ministro/Hunmerto Ramirez Jazz Orchestra / Aora/Puerti Rico Jazz Jam With Tito Puente / A Puerto Rico/Humberto Ramirez & Giovanni Hildalgo / Ensalada De Mambo/Juan Pablo Torres / Caravan/Julio Barreto Cuban Quartet / Spirits Of Habana/Jane Bunnett / Mi Sueno Espanol/sebastian Schuncke

Various Artists - Luso Noir CDPIR2441

826863244128

CD

PIRANHA

WORLD

“On Luso Noir, eleven major voices from Angola, Cape Verde and Mozambique sing praises to various forms of the Saudade, a poignant musical expression of weltschmerz inherited from the Portugese conquistadors. Sadness, longing, gentle melancholy – none of these translations can quite capture the full depth of Saudade's emotional pull.” The Portugese empire ruled its African possessions for 500 years, dissolving in 1975 after a series of bloody revolutions. The Saudade remained, not only as a musical genre but as as an approach to life, a unifying cultural legacy which has not only survived, but thrived. Even the word itself: “Saudade” was selected by a German jury to be one of the ten most beautiful words in the world. The fall of Portugal's once great realm is rendered literarily comprehensible through the transcendental novels of Portuguese author António Lobo Antunes. The post-independence, African perspective is presented musically by the singers on this compilation. Luso Noir's curator is the acclaimed Berlin-based, Bahian-born Djane Grace Kelly www.djgracekelly.com

Tracks: Mingas A Va Saty Va Lomo / Télé Alhiho Dor Di Amor / Wazimbo Nhimba Ya 'Dota / Orchestra Marrabenta Star De Mocambique Masseve / Bonga Olhos Molhados / Dulce Tsiketa Kuni Barassara / Reziana Jaime Nduma / Terezinha Araújo Valsa Azul / Ghorwane Pim-Pam-Pum / Guimarães Matilde / Bonga Praca / Wazimbo Nwahulwana (Video)


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Amalia Rodrigues - The Queen Of Fado EUCD2337

5019396233720

CD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

“A Rainha do Fado” - the Queen of Fado, Amália Rodrigues! A unique collection of her greatest songs from a glittering career spanning more than 50 years.

Tracks: Maldicao / Interior Triste / Ha festa Na Mouraria / Triste sina / Ceu Da Minha Rua / Antigamente / Libertacao / Ay! Mourir Pour Toi / Gorrioncillo Pecho Amarillo / Esquina Do Pecado / Campinos Do Ribatejo / A Chave Da Minha Porta / Lar Portugues / Faz Hoje Um Ano / Pentenera Portuguesa / Fado final

Mark Atkins - Dreamtime EUCD2341

5019396234123

CD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

Mark Atkins, descendant of the Jamitji people, Widi tribe, counts among the greatest didgeridoo players. He presents the didgeridoo in its traditional style, but also together with modern instruments (guitars, keyboards, bass, drums and percussion). A mesmerising album! Information in four languages.

Tracks: Bullima / Mung-Goon-Garlie / In the Night / Tuckonies (Tree Spirit) / Sugar Bag (Bees) / Dumble-Murray / Spontaneous Combustion / The Devil / Bungarrow / Plateau

The Athenians – The Music Of Greece, Canto General EUCD2342

5019396234222

CD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

This fascinating album with its unique synthesis of Greek instruments and Andean flutes, presents “Canto General” composed by Mikis Theodorakis, based on a poem of the Chilean poet Pablo Neruda. Greek music played by The Athenians, the Andean flutes and panpipes by Joël Francisco Perri. Additional music from the award-winning film 'Z' composed by Theodorakis and songs by famous Greek composer Stavros Xarchakos.

Tracks: Tupamaros / Pueblo en Lucha / Paola 11099 / Libertadores / America Insurrecta / Music from Z"" / Adelphi mou / Hassaposerviko / Tha gini aspri mera ke ya mas / Sta chronia tou othona / Bouzouki Improvisation / Kessariani / Foressa Mavra / Mastro Vasssilis / Ftochogitonies / Gitonia ton angelon


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Rafa El Tachuela - Best Of Flamenco EUCD2343

5019396234321

CD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

Rafa El Tachuela presents an album filled with fiery and passionate Rumba Flamenco (Gypsy Kings style) compositions with with hot and fast guitars, zapateos (Flamenco "stepdance") and palmas (rhythmical clapping). "....a powerful delivery wringing emotion out of every note." - Vintage Guitar Magazine, USA.

Tracks: Para mis amigos / Girasol / Saludando / Sonoridad / Marmol y granito / Morena / En la calle / rosal / Jardines andaluzes / Zalameria / Agua clara / Yerba buena / Chafarrinones flamencas

Miguel Castro – Latin Rhythms - Cumbia, Merengue, Bossa Nova & More EUCD2339

5019396233928

CD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

An excellent and danceable album, introducing a wealth of rhythms and musical styles from the Americas, such as merengue, bomba, bata drums, Latin jazz, festejo, baqueteo, cumbia, soca, samba, mangulina, candombe and bossa nova.

Tracks: Sigueme / Desde Lejos / Toque a egun / Chachaguanco de Orion / Toque a egun / Prendeme la vela / Baqueteo / Promise of a Fisherman / Pollera Amerilla / Soca Pa'ti / Toque a chango / Nascimento / Por alla cana / Barrio sur / Imbaloke / Fantasy Bossa

Amagugu Akwazulu & Abalendeli Bengoma Traditional Zulu Music - Songs Of King Shaka EUCD2340

5019396234024

CD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

Songs from King Shaka’s time (1785–1828) including songs in his praise, war cries of the Zulu impi (army), hunting songs, celebration songs and other traditional songs from the times of the early Zulu kings. Sung a capella, accompanied by stamping, clapping, whistling etc. Extensive information about history and music, as well as each song.

Tracks: Wena wendlovu / Encome / Shaka Mamba / Ushaka phazu kolwandle / Uthe ubhuti asizomlanda / Usuthu / Ngomhla wempi / Amashiki! / Izintombi / Macheckers / Hayisa / Ngabekezela Kwashoni ilanga / Wasithela / Sifa sibancane / Aniboyizobekha / Sizoba qwaza / Kuyini / Asakhe ubudlelwana / Nyama / Wenduna / Empini / Uphi mngame / Baphi abanyama abamhlope / Yeyi wemmunzane / Beletha wantana / zezulu / Ngingedwa kubaba / Asiphelele namhlanje / Yaze yakhali / Ilungelo ngelakho / Woza nkululeko / Awasozewafa itshe lentaba


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 01/08/2011 Various Artists - The Spirit Of Africa EUDVD0014

5019396001459

DVD

ARC MUSIC

WORLD

A captivating audio visual slide show of superb African wildlife photography and picturesque landscapes, accompanied by atmospheric, relaxing African music.

Content: Hi Definition Slides Of African Scenes Backed With Atmospheric African Music


MICHAEL KIWANUKA AVAILABLE NOW!!! Michael Kiwanuka – Tell Me A Tale EP - The Isle Of Wight Session COMM018

602527750712

10 INCH

COMMUNION

SOUL

VERY LIMITED AVAILABILTY SPECIAL EDITION *Digital download distributed by Proper* Michael Kiwanuka releases his debut EP, ‘Tell Me A Tale’ on the 28th June 2011 through Communion Records. With Michael Kiwanuka, it’s all about the voice. A voice that he describes as “hitting straight through to the core” with direct, emotional songs about love, yearning, comfort and belonging. It’s a voice that built him a following via MySpace and small London gigs, and led Paul Butler from The Bees to invite him to the band’s Isle of Wight studio to lay down these introductory tracks. Radio 1: Rob Da Bank, Gilles Peterson session | Radio 2: Dermot O’Leary session, several plays on Jo Whiley, Jamie Cullum play XFM Big One, and 8 plays on John Kennedy | BBC London playlist | 6 music: B list, Lauren Laverne interview and session, Huey Morgan interview | Absolute: session booked at Hard Rock Calling, Geoff Lloyd plays | Radio 4: Loose Ends requested session on next EP Already Run: Stool Pigeon Feature 9th June | Dazed & Confused EP Review 9th June | Grazia Lauren Laverne 7th June | Evening Standard Barometer 3rd June | Clash Top 10 Tracks 2nd June | The Fly First On 2nd June | NME Gig Preview 1st June | Independent on Sunday Face To Watch 29th May | Tour Times Feature 27th May | Echoes News 27th May | The Independent Barometer 27th May | Mojo Covermount CD 25th May | Guardian.co.uk Band of the Day 24th May | Evening Standard Top 5 names to watch 19th May | The Guardian F&M Playlist 13th May | The Guardian First Sight 6th May | i-D (online) Session 5th May | The Guardian.co.uk New Music Blog 20th April Confirmed To Run: Times Culture Feature ASAP (!) | Q Q50 Late June | Mojo Also Rising Late June | Clash Live Review July | Stool Pigeon Mixtape Online (Awaiting further tracks from MK) June | DJ Mag Single of the month/Leftfield reviews July | Arise Mag Feature Date TBC | Dazed & Confused Feature Date TBC Abeano video exclusive http://www.abeano.com/tag/michael-kiwanuka | Q track of the day-http://news.qthemusic.com/2011/05/michael_kiwanuka_-_tell_me_a_t.html| http://www.ilikemusic.com/music_news/Micahel_Kiwanuka_Tell_Me_A_Tale_EP-12982| Black Cab Sessions|Telegraph exclusivehttp://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/lucyjones/ 100053021/exclusive-free-download-of- i-need-your-company-by-michael-kiwanuka/ Confirmed Tourdates & Venues: th

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24 June – Hard Rock Calling – main stage opening for The Killers | July 8 – Lounge on the th st Farm | July 8 – Old Queens Head, London, Chess Club night | August 21 – Green Man th st Festival | September 18 – Split Festival, Sunderland | September 21 -Bush Hall headline Tracks: Tell Me A Tale / I Need Your Company / Worry Walks Beside Me


WORLD NEW RELEASE - 27/06/2011 Various Artists – Beginners Guide To Latin America NSBOX066

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NASCENTE

Beginner’s Guide to Latin America features classic & contemporary examples of Salsa, Reggaeton,Cumbia, Merengue, Bachata, Samba, Norteno, Folk, Tango, Alternative, Hip Hop, Dub, Folk & other styles that make up Latin America’s myriad musical map. Featuring classic artists such as Tito Puente and Celia Cruz, living legends Oscar De Leon, Joyce, Susana Baca and Joe Arroyo plus the cream of the new alternative Latin scene represented by Bomba Estereo, DJ Dolores & Axel Krygier, Beginner’s Guide to Latin America is the most comprehensive introduction to Latin American music available. 36 tracks compiled by DJ Cal Jader, the DJ behind the UK’s leading promoters of alternative Latin music, Movimientos. CD1: Alternative / Fusion / Now Bomba Estereo Fuego (Colombia) / Los Amigos Invisibles Mentiras (Venezuela) / Kinky Oye Como Va (Mexico) / Nacao Zumbi Carimbo (Brasil) / Axel Krygier Cucaracha (Argentina) / Anita Tijoux 1977 (Chile) / Acida Presente Permanente (Argentina) / Nano Stern Tejequeteteje (Chile) / Yusa Conga Pasajera (Cuba) / Aterciopelados Rio (Sidestepper Remix) (Colombia) / DJ Dolores Deixa Falar (Brasil) / Nortec Collective The Clap (Toy Selectah remix) (Mexico) / Los Mono Promesas (Colombia) CD2: Tropical / Urban / Dancefloor Gilberto Santa Rosa La Agarro Bajando (Puerto Rico) / Charanga Habanera Marina Quiene Bailar (Cuba) / Amarfis & La Banda De Atakke Agrarrame Eso Ahi (Dominican Republic) / Teodoro Reyes Arrependita (Dominican Republic) / Voltio El Mellao (Puerto Rico) / Bimbo Toma Dembow (Puerto Rico/ USA) / Flama Ella No se Va Con Cualquiera (Panama) / Los Embajadores Vallenatos El Santo Cachon (Colombia) / Los Destellos La Pastorcita (Peru) / Rodolfo y Su Tipica La Colegiala (Colombia) / Sonora Carrulleses Micaela (Colombia) CD3: Legends / Classics / Traditional Toto La Momposina Margarita (Colombia) / Celia Cruz Rumbanacoa (Cuba) / Oscar De Leon ft Tego Calderon Llamame (Venezuela/ Puerto Rico) / Joe Arroyo La Noche (Colombia) / Tito Puente Lagrimas Negras (Puerto Rico) / Afro-Cuban All Stars Ven a Bailar el Cha Cha (Cuba) / Joyce Samba Da Silva (Brasil) / Susana Baca La Guillermina (Peru) / Kjarkas Jarando Se Fue (Bolivia) / Julio Jaramillo Amor Profundo (Ecuador) / Astor Piazolla Libertango (Argentina) / Sivuca Grooving Penha (Brasil)


REGGAE NEW RELEASE - 04/07/2011 Various Artists – Reggae Years - Reggae Classics CRIMPOP005

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CD 1: Bob Marley And The Wailers - Trenchtown Rock / John Holt - For The Love Of You / Dennis Brown - Money In My Pocket / Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng / Toots And The Maytals - Pressure Drop / Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Bird In Hand / Gregory Isaacs - I Miss You / Laurel Aitken - It's Too Late / Frankie Paul - You Are The Sun / Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Another One Bites The Dust / Beres Hammond - Give It Up / J.C. Lodge - Someone Loves You Honey / Lloyd Brown - These Arms Of Mine / Creation Rebel - Love I Can Feel / Eek-A-Mouse - Wa Do Dem / George Faith - Island In The Sun / Morgan Heritage - Caribbean Party / Dawg-E-Slaughter - Darlin' / Gyptian - Beautiful Lady / Half Pint - Greetings CD 2: Althea And Donna - Uptown Top Ranking / Toots And The Maytals - 54-46 Was My Number / Bob Marley And The Wailers - Soul Rebel / Barrington Levy - Under Mi Sensi / Culture - Two Sevens Clash / Black Uhuru - Sun Is Shining / Chaka Demus & Pliers - Love You Like Crazy / Dennis Brown - Love Has Found It's Way / John Holt - How Sweet It Is / Jimmy Lindsay - Ain't No Sunshine / Laurel Aitken - Fire (In Your Wire) / Wailing Souls Baby Come Rock / David Isaacs - A Place In The Sun / Marcia Aitken - I'm Still In Love With You / Big Youth - House Of Dread / Beres Hammond - Over You / Johnny Osbourne - You Sexy Thing / Rebel Princess, Cocoa Tea & Shabba Ranks - Just Be Good To Me / Red / Dragon, Ruddy Thomas & Dennis Brown - Sh-Boom (Life Could Be A Dream) / Sanchez Can We Talk CD 3: Mr. Vegas - Heads High / Wayne Wonder - No Letting Go / Aswad – Shine / Deborahe Glasgow & Shabba Ranks - Mr. Loverman / Shaggy - Oh Carolina / Chaka Demus & Pliers - Murder She Wrote / Tenor Saw - Ring The Alarm / Jimmy Lindsay – Easy / Frankie Paul - Falling In Love / Freddie McGregor - Eyes On You / Don Campbell – Rise / Gregory Isaacs - Can't Give My Love Alone / Lloyd Brown - Love U Down / Beres Hammond & Cutty Ranks - Love Me Haffi Get / Richie Stephens & General Degree - Rock Me / Sanchez - Close To You / 10 Feat. Ganja Plant - Engine Trouble / Badawi – Suspicions / Big Youth - Hit The Road Jack / Dr. Israel - Armageddon Time CD 4: Shaggy Feat. Rayvon - We Never Danced To A Rub A Dub Sound / Tony Matterhorn Dutty Wine / Tarrus Riley - Pick Up The Pieces / Frankie Paul - Asking For Love / Gregory Isaacs - Lovers Magic / Barry Biggs - Don't Cry Baby / Anthony B – Sunshine / Donella Weeks - All Night Long / Junior Kelly – Smile / Morgan Heritage - Seen The Sun / Mr. Vegas – Rise / Degree - Summer Flow / Barrington Levy - Here I Come / Jimmy London - A Little Love / Sugar Minott - Show Me That You Love Me Girl / John Holt - Beach Party / Tanya Stephens - It's A Pity / Tippa Irie - Hello Darling / Wayne Wonder - Only You (And You Alone) / 10 Feat. Ganja Plant - Blood Money CD 5: Clint Eastwood & General Saint - Stop That Train / Gregory Isaacs - Private Beach Party / Yellowman - Blueberry Hill / Lee Perry & The Upsetters - Tell Me Something Good / Laurel Aitken - Rudi Got Married / Barrington Levy & Cutty Ranks - Looking My Love / Freddie McGregor - Stop Loving You / Rico & The Visions - Zion I / Singers & Players – Moses / The Cimarons - Funny Version 2 / The Groovy Beats - Birds And Flowers (To Be Young Gifted And Black) / Freddie McGregor - I Love You / Bob Marley And The Wailers 400 Years / Winston Groovy - Leaving Me Standing / Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers Threat To Creation / Beres Hammond - Say Thank You / Tarrus Riley - Stay With You / King Horror - Loch Ness Monster / Pama Dice - The Worm / Tiger - Guilty


REGGAE NEW RELEASE - 04/07/2011 Various Artists – Reggae Years - Reggae Classics CRIMPOP005

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CD 6: Horace Andy - Don’t Go / Peter Tosh - You Can’t Fool Me Again / Bob Marley And The Wailers - Sugar Sugar / Lee Perry - Soul Fire / Black Uhuru - Going To Zion / Dennis Brown - Cheater / Errol Dunkley - Created By The Father / Hubert Lee - Something On Your Mind / Jimmy London - Bridge Over Troubled Water / Laurel Aitken & The Blue Beats – Bartender / The Heptones - My Guiding Star / Randy’s All-Stars - Mission: Impossible / Donovan Carlos - Be Thankful / Barry Biggs - Just An Illusion / Donna Marie - Breakfast In Bed / Frankie Paul - African Princess / Glen Washington - Come Away / John Holt - Red Red Wine / Lloyd Brown - Fathers Eyes / Peter Hunnigale - Lady (Hear Me Tonight) CD 7: Chaka Demus & Pliers - Love Goes / Frankie Paul - So Cold / John Holt - Dock Of The Bay / Judy Boucher - Tears On My Pillow / Mikey Spice - Happy Hour / Winston Reedy Forever In Love / Barry Biggs - True Love / Don Ricardo - 1st To Know / Carlene Davis – Bodyguard / Donna Marie - Heaven In Your Arms / George Nooks - For Your Love / Glen Washington - Still Going Strong / Lloyd Brown - Fill Me In / Sanchez - I'll Give Anything / Betty Wright - From Pain To Joy / Don Campbell - I'm Still Waiting / Gregory Isaacs - She Wanna Set Me Free / Barrington Levy – Free Up / Mr. Vegas - Higher Higher / Judy Boucher - I'll Be Loving You CD 8: Horace Andy - Life Is For Living / Sandra Cross - You're Lying! / Susan Cadogan Together We Are Beautiful / Deborahe Glasgow - My Thing / Carroll Thompson - The Other Side Of Love / Aisha - The Creator / Laurel Aitken - Landlord And Tenants / Earl Sixteen Malcolm X / Tippa Irie - Rebel On A Roots Corner / Sister Audrey - English Girl / Pato Banton - Mad Professor Captures Pato Banton / Max Romeo - Rasta Pickney / Mad Professor & Scientist - Hungarian Ghoulash / Macka B - Wet Look Crazy / John McLean - If I Give My Heart / Jah Shaka Feat. Mad Professor & / Robotnics - Slave Rebellion / J.C. Lodge - Love For All Seasons / Intense – Mellow / Benjamin Zephaniah - Belly Of De Beast / Robotnics - Echos Of Def Journalists

CD 9: Jimmy Lindsay - I'll Be There / Sandra Cross & Wild Bunch - Country Living / Papa Levi - Dash It Way / Pato Banton - My Opinion / Mad Professor - Black Liberation Dub / Macka B & Kofi - Dread A Who She Love / Lee Perry - Open Door / Earl Sixteen – Niyabinghi / Aquizim & Mad Professor - Kunte Kinte - The African Warrior / Johnny Clarke Nuclear Weapon / Michael Prophet – Rootsman / Ranking Ann - Feminine Gender / Ranking Joe - Fast Forward Into Africa / U-Roy & Sister Audrey - True Born African / Yabby Yu & U-Roy - I Am A Rastaman / Broadway - Guns In The Ghetto / Carl Malcom - Fatty Bum Bum / Lloyd Parks - Ordinary Man / Senya - Children Of The Ghetto / The African Brothers - Hold Tight CD 10: Bob Marley And The Wailers - Riding High / Lee Perry - Stick Together / Jimmy Lindsay - The Truth / Mafia & Fluxy With Mad Professor - 6 Million Dub / Johnny Clarke Do I Do I / Laurel Aitken - Scandal In Brixton Market / Augustus Pablo - Java / Keith Poppin - Righteous Man / The Gladiators - The Race / Barry Biggs – Sideshow / Donna Marie After Tonight / George Nooks – Flower / Mikey Spice - Stand Tall / Winston Reedy Drifting Away / Half Pint – Too Late / Freddie McGregor - Give Jah Glory / Lloyd Brown Let It Be Me / Luciano – Visions / Ruddy Thomoas - Never Win Never Lose / Peter Hunnigale - A Little More Time


SOUL/DANCE NEW RELEASE - 04/07/2011 Rose Royce – Strikes Again / Rainbow Connection EDSD2102

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This Edsel package brings together two classic albums by Rose Royce, released by Whitfield Records in 1978 and 1979, including the vocal talents of the great Gwen Dickey, who till tours the UK. • Of course “Strikes Again” features the huge global hit single “Love Don’t Live Here Anymore” (subsequently covered by Madonna and Jimmy Nail), which reached # 2 in the UK (only held off the # 1 spot by The Commodores’ “Three Times A Lady”). “Strikes Again” reached # 7 in the UK albums chart and also features the follow-up single “I’m In Love (And I Love The Feeling)”. • “Rainbow Connection” followed in 1979 and brought another massive chart single with the classic ‘Is It Love You’re After’, later heavily sampled for the # 1 hit by S-Express “Theme From SExpress”. The non-album follow-up singles “Ooh Boy” and “Pop Your Fingers” are included as bonus tracks. • The booklet features a 3000 word note by Blues & Soul contributor Tony Rounce. Disc 1 - Strikes Again: Get Up Off Your Fat / Do It, Do It / I’m In Love (And I Love The Feeling) / First Come First Serve / Love Don’t Live Here Anymore / Angel In The Sky / Help / Let Me Be The First To Know / That’s What’s Wrong With Me Disc 2 - I Wonder Where You Are Tonight / Is It Love You’re After / Shine Your Light / What You Waitin’ For / Bad Mother Funker / You Can’t Run From Yourself / Lock It Down / Pazazz


SOUL/DANCE NEW RELEASE - 04/07/2011 Rose Royce – Golden Touch & Jump Street EDSS1059

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This Edsel package brings together the last two albums by Rose Royce for Norman Whitfield’s label, released in 1980 and 1981. • These albums feature the talents of new vocalist Richee Benson, alongside Kenny Copeland. Included is the single “Golden Touch” as well as the full 12 minute version of the hit “R.R. Express”. • The booklet features a 3000 word note by Blues & Soul contributor Tony Rounce. Golden Touch: And You Wish For Yesterday / I Wanna Make It With You / Funkin’ Around / Golden Touch / Love Is In The Air / You’re A Winner / Would You Please Be Mine / Help Yourself Jump Street: Jump Street / Illusions / R.R. Express / Famous Last Words / Tell Me That I’m Dreaming / Please Return Your Love To Me / Fight It


EASY LISTENING NEW RELEASE - 04/07/2011 Various Artists - Wartime Memories CRIMPOP004

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Continuing the format as before of 200 tracks spread across 10 CDs. Wartime Memories features all of the key tracks from the biggest wartime stars, including: Vera Lynn –The White Cliffs Of Dover / BinneHale –A Nice Cup Of Tea / Doreen Stevens – Wish Me Luck / Hutch –This Is Worth Fighting For / Joe Loss And His Orchestra –Hey Little Hen / Flanagan And Allen –Run Rabbit Run / Gracie Fields –Sing As We Go / Geraldo –If I Only Had Wings / Alan Breeze –The Fleet’s In Port Again / Al Bowlly–The Very Thought Of You / The Mills Brothers –Paper Doll / Artie Shaw –Begin The Beguine / Irving Berlin –This Is The Army Mr Jones / Dinah Shore –A Pair Of Silver Wings / Jo Stafford –I Remember You Tommy Dorsey –Opus No. 1 / Glenn Miller And His Orchestra –In The Mood / George Formby –Bless ‘EmAll / Joe Loss And His Orchsetra–Tiggerty-Boo / Duke Ellington –Take The A-Train / The Andrews Sisters –Run A Coco-Cola / The Ink Spots –I’ll Get By / Frank Sinatra –Fools Rush In / Bing Crosby –Swinging On A Star / Vaughn Monroe –There, I’ve Said It Again / Tony Martin –The Last Time I Saw Paris / Dick Haynes –You’ll Never Know Perry Como –Long Ago (And Far Away) / Louis Jordan –Caldonia / Jack Buchanan – Everything Stops For Tea / Betty Driver –The World Will Sing Again / Sam Browne –The Spitfire Song / Anne Shelton –Lillie Marlene / Bing Crosby –When The Blue Of The Night Frank Sinatra –Dream / Noel Coward –Mad Dogs And Englishmen / The Andrews Sisters – The Beer Barrell Polka / Gracie Fields –Sally / George Formby –When I’m Cleaning Windows / Al Bowlly–Love Is The Sweetest Thing / Vera Lynn –There’s A Land Of Begin Again / Dorothy Carless–That Lovely Weekend / Harry James –You Made Me Love You Merry Macs –MairzyDoatsAnd Dozy Doats / Peggy Lee –How Deep Is The Ocean? / Louis Jordon –G.I. Jive / Doris Day –Sentimental Journey / Gracie Fields –Now Is The Hour


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