Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Music Releases - August 18, 2009

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Ana Popovic- Blind For Love
Ann Peebles - If This Is Heaven
Ann Peebles - Part Time Love
Antlers - Hospice
Arlo Guthrie Arlo Guthrie- Tales of '69
Bad Religion- Stranger Than Fiction (vinyl reissue)
Bad Veins- Bad Veins
Beat Farmers- Fulmination
Bert Jansch- A Rare Conundrum (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bert Jansch -L.A. Turnaround (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bert Jansch -Santa Barbara Honeymoon (remastered with bonus tracks)
Bettye LaVette -Change Is Gonna Come Sessions
Bill Frisell- Disfarmer
Birds of Avalon- Uncanny Valley (vinyl)
Bish- Surrounded by Mountains (vinyl)
Blue Roses- Blue Roses (vinyl)
Bo Diddley- Ride On: The Chess Masters, Vol. 3 - 1960-1961
Bob Dylan - Essential 3.0
Bob Dylan - The Best of Bob Dylan (Limited Edition Collector's Crate)
Brendan Benson - My Old Familiar Friend
Cable - The Failed Convict
Cave Singers -Welcome Joy
Charlie Patton - Electrically Recorded: High Water Everywhere
Charlie Patton - Electrically Recorded: Jesus Is a Dying - Bed Maker
Charlie Patton - You're Gonna Need Someone When You Die: The Recorded Works
Choir of Young Believers- This Is for the White in Your Eyes
Christopher O'Riley - Out Of My Hands
Chthonic - Mirror Of Retribution
Chuck Willis - Hit & Run Blues
Clint Mansell - Moon
Colin Hay - American Sunshine
Cult - Love (Expanded Edition)
Decoder Ring - They Blind the Stars & the Wild Team
Delbert McClinton - Acquired Taste (with DVD)
Delbert McClinton - Honky Tonkin' All Night
Destroyer Bay Of Pigs [EP] Vinyl-only
Discovery - LP (vinyl)
Divisible- Less Than Lion
Doors - Morrison Hotel (Audio Fidelity)
Doors - The Soft Parade (Audio Fidelity)
Dreaming In Stereo - Dreaming In Stereo
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Essential 3.0
Eric B. & Rakim - Follow the Leader (vinyl reissue)
Eric Copeland - Alien in a Garbage Dump
Eyedea & Abilities - By The Throat
Fiery Furnaces - I'm Going Away (vinyl)
Floating Action - Floating Action (vinyl)
Florence & the Machine -Lungs
Frank Turner - Love Ire & Song
Generationals - Con Law (vinyl)
Greg Davis - Mutually Arising
Gwar - Lust In Space
Hall & Oates - Essential 3.0
He Is Legend - It Hates You
Heart - Greatest Hits (Limited Edition Collector's Crate)
Her Space Holiday - Sleepy Tigers
Herb Alpert & Lani Hall - Anything Goes
Ian Hunter -Man Overboard
Impressions - Complete A & B Sides: 1961-1968 (2 CDs)
J. Geils Band - "Live" Full House
Jack Penate - Everythig Is New
Jay Reatard - Watch Me Fall
Jay-Z: D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) (vinyl)
Jeff Garlin - Young And Handsome: A Night With Jeff Garlin
Jefferson Airplane - Thirty Seconds Over Winterland (remastered)
Jimi Hendrix - Live at Woodstock (3-CD box set)
Johann Johannsson - Englaborn (vinyl)
John Denver - Essential 3.0
John Lee Hooker - Driving Blues
John Phillips: Andy Warhol Presents Man on the Moon
Josh Mease - Wilderness
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.: -Ice-9 Ballads
La Roux - Bulletproof
Light This City - The Hero Cycle Re-Release
Lights - Rites (vinyl)
Lil Wayne - Rebirth
Lydia Lunch: Big Sexy Noise (vinyl)
Madness - The Liberty Of Norton Folgat
Magnolia Electric Co. - Josephine (vinyl)
Maher Shalal Hash Baz - C est La Derniere Chanson
Major Lazer -Guns Don't Kill People...Lazers Do
Mando Diao - Mean Street EP
Matthew Sweet, Susanna Hoffs - Under The Covers: Vol. 2
Megafaun - Gather, Form And Fly (vinyl)
Michael Jackson - The Ultimate Collection (5 CDs)
Mt. Eerie - Wind Poem
Mungolian Jetset - We Gave It All Away… Now We Are Taking It Back
MuteMath –Armistice
Nathan Maxwell and the Originally Bunny Gang -White Rabbit
Neil Young - Fork In The Road (2-LP vinyl)
Nerves - One Way Ticket (vinyl)
Netherfriends - Calling You Out
Nick Lowe - Brentford Trilogy Box Set (3-CD box set)
O'Jays - Essential 3.0
Otep - Smash The Control Machine
Patti Smith - Peace and Noise (reissue)
Paul Dianno - Classics: The Maiden Years
Peter Hammill: Thin Air
Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans
Portugal. The Man - The Satanic Satanist
R.E.O. Speedwagon - Essential 3.0
Rainbow Arabia - Kabukimono
Ramona Falls - Intuit
Ravage - The End Of Tomorrow
Ray Charles: The Genius of Ray Charles (remastered vinyl)
Reba McEntire - Keep on Loving You
Riceboy Sleeps -Riceboy Sleeps
Richard Thompson - Walking on a Wire: Richard Thompson (1968-2009) (4 CDs)
Robert Pete Williams - Broken - Hearted Man
Robert Wyatt - Radio Experiment Rome, February 1981
Rod Stewart - A Night on the Town (Remastered)
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing (Remastered)
Roger Chapman - Riff Burglars / Live at Munster Hall
Rolling Stones - Jump Back: The Best of the Rolling Stones 1971-1993
Roy Orbison - Essential 3.0
Rural Alberta Advantage: -Hometowns (vinyl)
Rx Bandits -Mandala (vinyl)
School of Seven Bells -Alpinisms (with bonus tracks)
Sean Bones: -Rings
Sean Paul - Imperial Balze
Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot - Bonnie and Clyde (vinyl)
Sinkane - Sinkane (vinyl)
Sister Hazel -Release
Skygreen Leopards: -Gorgeous Johnny (vinyl)
Soulsavers - Broken
Spindrift - The Legend Of God's Gun (vinyl)
Starlight Mints - Change Remains
Stevie Ray Vaughan - Essential 3.0
Strawbs - Dancing to the Devil's Beat
Supersuckers - Split 10" Christmas EP (vinyl)
Talbot Tagora - Lessons In The Woods Or A City (vinyl)
Teddy Pendergrass - Essential 3.0
Television Personalities - And Don't the Kids Just Love It (vinyl)
Television Personalities -Mummy Your Not Watching Me (vinyl)
Third Eye Blind -Ursa Major
U2 - Rattle and Hum [Blu-ray] (dvd)
Various Artists - Funky Frauleins - Female Beat, Groove, Disco, Funk in Germany 1968-1978
Various Artists - Mad Men -Music From The Series Volume 2
Various Artists - Wild Thing: The Songs of Chip Taylor
Various Artists – Woodstock - 3 Days of Peace and Music
Various Artists: New York City Hardcore
Wheat - White Ink, Black Ink
Willie Mitchell - Ooh Baby You Turn Me On
Willie Nelson - Essential 3.0
Working Title - Bone Island
Wye Oak - The Knot
Young Widows & My Disco - Young Widows Split Series Vol. 4 (vinyl)
Zak Sally's Fear Of Song - Why We Hide

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 08/15/2009

1. LP - Dexter Grodon "Blows Hot And Cold" Dootone DL-207 red vinyl - $3,059.00

2. LP - Slayer "Nightmare On Elm St" - $2,999.99

3. LP - Jungle "self titled" Private Press - $2,900.00

4. LP - Hank Mobley-Lee Morgan "Pickin' Time" Blue Note 1574 - $2,605.00

5. LP - Lee Morgan "self titled" Blue Note 1557

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This Date In Music History-August 18


Johnny Preston - (1930) 1960 US & UK #1 single "Running Bear," with Indian sound effects provided by the Big Bopper.

Sarah Dash - Labelle (1942)
Nona Hendryx - Labelle (1945)
Barbara Harris - Toys (1945)
Nigel Griggs - Split Enz (1949)
Dennis Elliott - Foreigner (1950)
John Rees - Men At Work (1951)
Ron Strykert - Men At Work (1957)
The Edge (real name Dave Evans) - U2 (1961)
Dan Peters - Mudhoney (1967)
Erik Schrody - Irish-American rapper and singer-songwriter, House Of Pain/Everlast (1969)
Richard James - Aphex Twin (1971)

They Are Missed:

The late Sonny Til of the Orioles ("Crying In The Chapel") was born in 1925.

Rick Griffith, died in 1991 after being forced off the road by a van he was attempting to pass on his Harley Heritage Softail motorbike. He designed album sleeves for Jimi Hendrix and Jefferson Airplane and designed countless Rock posters.

Elmer Bernstein, Oscar winning composer who wrote the themes to The Magnificent Seven, The Man With the Golden Arm, and The Great Escape, died in 2004 (age 82).

Born today in 1944, Carl Wayne - The Move (died of cancer on Aug 31, 2004)

Johnny Byrne guitarist with 60's Liverpool band Rory Storm and the Hurricanes died in 1999 (age 60).

Tony Jackson bass player with The Searchers died in 2003.

Soul singer Pervis Jackson died of cancer in 2008. Was a member of The Spinners


Little Willie John's original version of "Fever" entered the pop charts at #24 in 1956. The song will be a big hit for both the McCoys and Peggy Lee.

In 1956, the two-sided hit “Don’t Be Cruel”/”Hound Dog” begins an eleven week stay at #1 on the Billboard singles chart. It is eventually displaced by “Love Me Tender” giving Elvis Presley an incredible sixteen-week consecutive run at #1. Also, “Hound Dog” hits the R&B charts exactly three years to the day after Big Mama Thornton’s original version.

Peter, Paul & Mary's "If I Had A Hammer" was released in 1962.

In 1962, Ringo Starr made his debut with The Beatles at the horticultural society Dance, Birkenhead, England, having had a two-hour rehearsal in preparation. This was the first appearance of The Beatles as the world would come to know them: John, Paul, George, and Ringo.

In 1964, over 9,000 frenzied fans met The Beatles as they arrived in San Francisco, to begin an American tour. The Beatles were driven into a protective fence enclosure so that photographers could take pictures. As the 9,000 fans pressed against the fencing, it gave way, with The Beatles managing to get out split-seconds before it came crashing down.

Paul Jones left Manfred Mann in 1966 just as ‘Pretty Flamingo’ was climbing the US charts. He was replaced by singer Mike D’Abo, who would take over lead vocals on the bands next hit, ‘The Mighty Quinn,’ a song written by Bob Dylan.

Mick Jagger was accidentally shot while filming the movie "Ned Kelly" in Australia in 1969.

Neil Young reaches #1 on the Billboard charts in 1972 with "Heart Of Gold."

The Doobie Brothers' "China Grove" was released in 1973.

Funeral services for Elvis Presley were held at Graceland in 1977. Inside are 150 mourners, outside are 75,000. Presley was entombed in a white marble mausoleum at Forest Hill Cemetary in Memphis near the grave of his mother, Gladys.

In 1973, Diana Ross scored her second US #1 single with “Touch Me In The Morning.”
Jethro Tull scored their second US #1 album with 'A Passion Play' in 1973.

The Police made their live debut as a three-piece band when they played at Rebecca's Birmingham, England in 1977.

The Who's Who Are You album was released in 1978.

Chic went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1979 with 'Good Times.'

In 1982, the City of Liverpool named four Streets after the fab four: John Lennon Drive, Paul McCartney Way, George Harrison Close and Ringo Starr Drive.

Sweet Jesus appeared at the Boardwalk, Manchester in 1991. Support act was The Rain (later to become Oasis), minus Noel Gallagher who had yet to join his brothers band.

To announce their Bridges to Babylon tour in 1997, the Rolling Stones drove to a press conference at the Brooklyn Bridge in a '55 Cadillac. Mick steers.

In 1999, Kiss' and Alice Cooper's music publishers reach a settlement out of court. Six Palms Music Corp. had sued Kiss, claiming their song "Dreamin'," from Psycho Circus, sounded a little too close to the Coop's 1971 hit "Eighteen." My Dad says it all sounds alike...

Also in 1999, Universal Records confirmed that Spin Doctors lead singer Chris Barron has been diagnosed with a rare paralysis of his vocal chords. Doctors reportedly say he may never regain full use of his voice.

In 2005, Kanye West called for an end to homophobia in the hip-hop community during an MTV interview saying “hip-hop was always about speaking your mind and about breaking down barriers, but everyone in hip-hop discriminates against gay people. Not just hip-hop, but America just discriminates, I wanna just, to come on TV and just tell my rappers, just tell my friends, 'Yo, stop it'."

In 2006, US film-maker Adam Muskiewicz set up elviswanted.com as part of a documentary exploring the myth that the singer was still alive and offered a $3 million dollar reward for anybody who found Elvis Presley alive. The film was due for release in August 2007, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of Presley's death. No one claimed the prize....

In 2009, a six-CD box set “Woodstock -- 40 Years On: Back to Yasgur's Farm” features 38 previously unreleased performances from Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The Who, the Grateful Dead and Mountain. T he 77-song package is arranged according to the order acts appeared at the event.

Music News & Notes

Arena-Ready Rocker Nathan Lee Releases Risk Everything

Nashville, Tenn. – Arena ready rocker Nathan Lee releases his latest album, Risk Everything on September 1st through One Revolution Entertainment. With a new collection of heartfelt rock anthems, a weekly concert series in Nashville benefiting World Vision and an upcoming appearance on TLC’s LA Ink, this multi-faceted artist is ready to turn heads and make a difference.

Lee kicks off the album with “Open Road,” a windows-down, pounding rock anthem. His raspy growl brings an expressive resonance to songs like “El Diablo Y El Angel” and “Bring Down the Fire” as he explores issues of choice and redemption. His ability to blend foot-stomping, heart-pounding music with the intrinsic spirituality of his lyrics allows listeners to join him on his journey from “Broke and Hollow Man” to “Hold Me Down.” Living up to its title, Risk Everything is an intimate portrait of an artist who is still searching for the answers.

The new album is available on September 1st with a direct to fan pre-sale that begin on July 15th. Nathan Lee is a creative force with undeniable talent and a huge heart. With his determination to touch people in all facets of his music, from the raw intensity of his live performance to the international imprint of giving, Lee continues to live by his self-imposed Risk Everything challenge.


Ruben Blades releases new CD after 6-year absence

PANAMA CITY — Famed salsa musician Ruben Blades has released a new album after a six-year absence from the music scene.

The 61-year-old Grammy winner from Panama says the CD, "Songs of Underdevelopment," is a tribute to Cuba, his mother's homeland.

In a statement Monday, he says the CD will be sold through his Web site. He plans a tour that will start Aug. 21 with a concert in Puerto Rico.


Herb Alpert New LP - First In Ten Years

Music Legend Herb Alpert Releases First Album in 10 YearsConcord Music Group presents "Anything Goes," Herb Alpert and his wife Lani Hall’s live collection of beautifully reinterpreted standards.08.17.2009 – Los Angeles, CA -- Music icon, legendary trumpet player and philanthropist Herb Alpert will release his first album in 10 years entitled "Anything Goes" LIVE on Tuesday, August 18, 2009. "Anything Goes" is a live collection of beautifully reinterpreted standards featuring his wife and musical partner Lani Hall. Accompanied by tour dates around the country, "Anything Goes" is a tribute to their enduring personal and professional relationship.

Anything Goes" was produced by Herb Alpert and Lani Hall and recorded live at venues in Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Washington DC, Boston, Seattle, San Francisco and the Napa Valley Opera House. The 14-song collection features American standards such as Cole Porter’s original song and title track “Anything Goes” as well as a few instrumental songs including “Laura” and Consuelo Velazquez’s “Besame Mucho.” Lani also sings in Portuguese on the tracks “Pararaio” and “Dinorah/Morning.”

The recording features Herb Alpert on trumpet and vocals, Lani Hall on vocals, Michael Shapiro on drums and percussion, Bill Cantos on keyboards and background vocals and Hussain Jiffry on electric bass.


Dirty Projectors EP

Brooklyn-based six-piece Dirty Projectors will release a new four-track EP, Temecula Sunrise, on September 28th. The release includes Bitte Orca album tracks, “Temecula Sunrise” and “Cannibal Resourse”, alongside new tracks, “Ascending Melody” and “Emblem of the World”.

The release will available on 12-inch vinyl.


Built to Spill Reveal Album Cover and Tracklist for There is No Enemy

Following Built to Spill's hiatus between 2001's Ancient Melodies of the Future and 2006's You In Reverse, the three years we've had to wait for the band's upcoming LP There Is No Enemy seem as breezy as BtS' own inimitable brand of guitar rock. As we wind down to the album's Oct. 6 release, a steady trickle of details about a supporting tour have emerged, and now the tracklist and album art have been unveiled to boot. The mildly ominous and quasi-impressionist cover above depicts an indistinct giant hunched over a small cottage. It's no doubt a bellwether for the album's politically-charged content, as if the name wasn't enough of a hint (Martsch has also frequently professed his admiration for Noam Chomsky and the Democracy Now! TV show.)


BBC Beatles Documentary

Nearly 40 years after the breakup of the Beatles, the Fab Four’s lasting legacy will once again take center stage in September 2009: In addition to the upcoming release of both The Beatles: Rock Band and the entire remastered catalog reissues, the BBC are set to air a new documentary dedicated to the band titled The Beatles on Record. The week-long tribute will feature the history of the Beatles in the studio, complete with never-before-heard outtakes and conversations from the band in the studio, plus rare footage and photographs.

Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon will provide archival narration, along with producer George Martin. More than 60 Beatles songs will be featured in the doc, which was directed by Bob Smeaton, who also directed 1995’s The Beatles Anthology.


Smashing Pumpkins Find Drummer

Billy Corgan officially announced that drummer Mike Byrne is now a member of Smashing Pumpkins, adding that the 19-year-old will make his official debut on the band’s next tour and album. Corgan also hinted that an announcement regarding that album — the Pumpkins’ first since 2007’s Zeitgeist — would be made in September. “I’m super excited to be playing with the band. Dream come true, man,” Byrne said on the Pumpkins’ official site.

Before Byrne makes his Smashing Pumpkins debut, the drummer will perform six shows with Corgan and the Spirits in the Sky, a tribute band to the Seeds’ Sky Saxon. Check out the group’s newly-announced tour dates below:

August 26 - Visalia, CA @ Tazzaria
August 27 - Santa Barbara, CA @ Muddy Waters
August 28 - Long Beach, CA @ Open
August 29 - Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriet’s Palace
August 30 - San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
August 31 - Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Cafe


Dolly Parton Gets Career Spanning 4-CD Box Set

On October 27, RCA Nashville/Legacy will release Dolly, her first multi-CD box set career restrospective. Drawing on the libraries of Goldband, Mercury, Monument, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, the 4-CD set covers Parton's music from her first single in 1957 up through the 1993 hit Romeo from her Slow Dancing on the Moon album.

In between are 99 songs, 98 as performed by Parton and one by Bill Phillips who recorded Dolly's Put It Off Until Tomorrow, a song she wrote when she was 19 and her first composition to ever hit the charts.

Included in the package is a 60-page book with never-before-seen photographs and memorabilia. The introduction was written by Laura Cantrell and a 5,000-word biographical essay by Holly George-Warren.

There are also seven previously unreleased recordings.