Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Vinyl Record Talk Show

New Vinyl Record Talk Show New Time, Same Day

Vinyl Record Talk Show's New show time is: TUESDAY'S 8pm ET/5pm PT


NEW Vinyl Record Talk. Our guest will be former Rolling Stone contributing editor and recognized poster expert Pete Howard. Pete will reveal inside knowledge of collecting and selling rare Rock & Roll Posters.

For more information on Pete visit http://www.postercentral.com/


Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 04/24/2010

1. LP - De Vito Bach Mozart "Violin Concerto" HMV UK Pressing - $4,173.00

2. LP - Frank Frost "Hey Boss Man" Phillips - $3,500.00

3. 12" - Senait "Rock Me" Private Press - $3,050.00

4. LP - Pink Floyd "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" Odeon Japan Red Vinyl - $3,000.00

5. 45 - Nirvana "Love Buzz" 243/1000 Sub Pop - $2,399.99

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, http://ccdiscoveries.blogspot.com/

New Music Releases April 27, 2010

Acid Mothers Temple - From 0 to Infinity (vinyl)
Air Supply - Now & Forever / Air Supply (2 CDs)
Alcoholic Faith Mission - Let This Be the Last Night We Care
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies (vinyl reissue)
Alpha Rev - New Morning
Anders Osborne - American Patchwork
Ane Brun - Live In Scandinavia (reissue)
Ane Brun - Sketches (reissue)
Ane Brun - Spending Time With Morgan (reissue)
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Round and Round
Association - Birthday (Deluxe Mono Edition)
Avi Buffalo - Avi Buffalo (vinyl)
B.o.B.- B.o.B Presents: The Adventures Of Bobby Ray
Balkan Beat Box – Blue Eyed Black Boy
Barron Knights - Night Gallery / Teach The World
Big Audio Dynamite - This Is Big Audio Dynamite (remastered with bonus CD)
Billie Holiday - Remixed & Reimagined (Vinyl)
Black Swans - Words Are Stupid
Bob Marley & Wailers - Legend: Rarities Edition
Brian Posehn - Fart & Wiener Jokes
Brilliant Colors - Never Mine (vinyl)
Buck Owens - Open Your Heart - The Buck Owens & Buckaroos Recordings (7 CDs)
Bullet for My Valentine - Fever (vinyl)
Canned Heat - Woodstock Homecoming
Carl Smith - Hey Joe: Gonna Shake This Shack Tonight
Carole King - The Essential Carole King
Ceremony - Rocket Fire
Charlotte Gainsbourg - Sunset Sound Session (Single) (Vinyl)
Cheap Trick - At Budokan: Limited Edition (Vinyl)
Cleric – Regressions
Cliff Richard - Rock N Roll Years (2 CDs)
Common Prayer - There Is A Mountain
Connie Francis - This Is Your Life - Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
Courteeners - Take Over the World Pt. 1 (vinyl)
Courteeners - Take Over the World Pt. 2 (vinyl)
Cream - Disraeli Gears: Rarities Edition
Daddy Yankee - Daddy Yankee Mundial
Discover America - Future Paths
Don Woody - You're Barking Up The Wrong Tree
Drowning Pool - Drowning Pool
Emily Jane White - Victorian America (vinyl)
Eric Clapton - 461 Ocean Boulevard: Rarities Edition
Eric Clapton - Money & Cigarettes (Vinyl)
Eric Copeland - Doo Doo Run
Freddy Fender - Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
Frightened Rabbit - Nothing Like You (vinyl)
Frog Eyes - Paul's Tomb: A Triumph Oceans (vinyl)
Girl in a Coma - Vol. 3 - Adventures in Coverland (vinyl)
Gladys Knight & the Pips - About Love
Gogol Bordello - Trans-Continental Hustle
Groundhogs - Blues Obituary
Henry Jacobs - Around the World with Henry Jacobs
Herbie Hancock - Head Hunters (Vinyl)
Hole - Nobody's Daughter (vinyl)
Jack Earls & the Jimbos - Slow Down - Sun Years Plus
James - Night Before
Jefferson Airplane - Thirty Seconds Over Winterland / Early Flight
Jesse Malin - Love It to Life (vinyl)
Jo Dee Messina - Unmistakable Love
Johnny Horton - Ballads Of Johnny Horton
Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights - Pardon Me
Juan Maclean - DJ Kicks (vinyl)
KMFDM - Krieg
Katrina & The Waves - Katrina & The Waves (reissue with bonus tracks)
Kimberly Rew - Bible of Bop (reissue with bonus tracks)
Kmfdm - Krieg
Lali Puna - Our Inventions (vinyl)
Linfinity - Martian's Bloom
Livingston Taylor - Last Alaska Moon
Lonestar - Party Heard Around The World
Lovvers - Strangers/Tragedy (vinyl)
Lucky Soul - Coming of Age
Lucky Soul - Woah Billy!/White Russian Doll (vinyl)
Lynyrd Skynyrd - One More From the Road: Rarities Edition
Marina & the Diamonds - I Am Not a Robot Pt. 1 (vinyl)
Marina & the Diamonds - I Am Not a Robot Pt. 2 (vinyl)
Marvin Gaye - I Want You: Rarities Edition
Mary Chapin Carpenter - The Age of Miracles
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell: Rarities Edition
Meat Loaf - Hang Cool Teddy Bear (Vinyl)
Melissa Etheridge - Fearless Love
Michael Landau, Robben Ford, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Novak - Renegade Creation
Mike Roger - Let's Stop
Miranda Cosgrove - Sparks Fly
Miriam Makeba - South Africa's Skylark: Hits & Rarities
Mono - Holy Ground: Live (CD & DVD) (3-LP vinyl & DVD)
Mount Carmel - Mount Carmel (vinyl)
Mr. Gnome - Tastes Like Magic (vinyl)
My Education - Sunrise
Mynabirds - The Mynabirda
Mynabirds - What We Lose in the Fire We Gain in the Flood (vinyl)
Naked On The Vague - Heaps of Nothing (vinyl)
Nathaniel Rateliff - In Memory Of Loss
No Second Troy - Colors
Odyssey - Odyssey / Native New Yorker
Pat Benatar - True Love / Gravity's Rainbow
People of the North: Deep Tissue
Peter Frampton - Thank You Mr Churchill
Piebald - Volume 1
Serge Gainsbourg - Box Soundtracks Vol. 2 (12-piece vinyl box set)
Simian Mobile Disco = Aspic/Nerve Salad (vinyl)
Small Black - Small Black EP (remastered)
Soundpool - Mirrors in Your Eyes (vinyl)
Sugar & Gold - Get Wet (vinyl)
Tangerine Dream - Dream Mixes 5
Ten Years After - Now
The Abominable Iron Sloth – The Id Will Overcome
The Boy Least Likely To - A Fairytale Ending EP
The Dirty Heads - Any Port in a Storm
The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter (vinyl)
The Lights - Failed Graves
The Lodger - Flashbacks (vinyl)
The Pack AD - We Kill Computers (vinyl)
Transhcan Sinatras - In The Music
Treniers - Rock
Twilight - Monument to the Time End
Two Door Cinema Club - Tourist History
U2 - Achtung Baby: A Classic Album Under Review
Unnatural Helpers - Cracked Love (and Other Drugs) (vinyl)
Various Artists - Gimmie Gimmie Gimmie: Reinterpreting Black Flag (vinyl)
Various Artists - Punk Goes Classic Rock
Various Artists - We Are One, In the Sun: A Tribute to Robbie Basho
Various Artists - Why Did I Get Married Too? (soundtrack)
Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground & Nico: Rarities Edition
Walls - Walls (vinyl & CD)
Wave Pictures - Instant Coffee Baby
Wave Pictures - Susan Rode the Cyclone (vinyl)
Wave Pictures - You Leave It Alone (vinyl)
We Were Promised Jetpacks - Last Place You'll Look
White Fence - White Fence
Wounded Lion - Wounded Lion
YACHT - Afterlife (vinyl)

Buy your vinyl at SoundStageDirect and get 5% off your order with the code CVR at checkout!

This Date In Music History-April 27


Casey Kasem - 1932 - Radio announcer, DJ, host ("American Top 40), character voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo

Maxine Brown - The Browns (1932)

Cuba Gooding - Main Ingredient (1944)

Ann Peebles (1947)

Gordon Haskell - King Crimson (1947)

Kate Pierson - B-52's (1948)

Herb Murrell - Stylistics (1949)

Clive Taylor - Amen Corner (1949)

Paul Frehley - KISS (1951)

Marco Pirroni - Adam And The Ants (1959)

Sheena Easton (1959)

Rob Squires - Big Head Todd & the Monsters (1965)

Jay DeMarcus - Rascal Flatts (1971)

Bob Coombes - Supergrass (1972)

Will Boyd - Evanescence (1979)

Travis Meeks - Days of the New (1979)

Patrick Stump - Fall Out Boy (1984)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1947, Peter Ham, vocals, guitar, The Iveys and then Badfinger. Ham committed suicide on April 24, 1975.

Al Hirt ("Java") died of liver disease in 1999.

Singer Vicki Sue Robinson died in 2000. She had the 1976 disco hit "Turn The Beat Around" and sang back-up vocals on Irene Cara's Top Ten hit single "Fame."


In 1957, in a rare appearance outside the United States, Elvis Presley performed at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto, Canada where he wore his full gold lamé suit for the last time.

Lloyd Price's "Personality" was released in 1959.

Little Peggy March started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1963 with "I Will Follow Him." At 15 years, 1 month and 13 days old, Little Peggy March became the youngest female singer to have a US #1 record.

John Lennon's "In His Own Write," a collection of funny poems and drawings, was published in the US in 1964.

In 1966, the Beatles finished recording the new John Lennon song "I'm Only Sleeping" at Abbey Road studios London, England.

Simon & Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" was released in 1968.

Joe Cocker made his US debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1969.

In 1971, the Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

In 1974, a free afternoon event was held in the parking lot of the University of Connecticut, Ice Hockey Arena in Storrs. The four acts that appeared, Aerosmith, Bruce Springsteen, Fairport Convention and Fat Back. Springsteen then went on to play another gig that evening at the University of Hartford in Connecticut.

Pink Floyd played the last of a four night run at Los Angeles' Sports Arena in 1975. A total of 511 fans were arrested over the four nights for possession of marijuana. LA Police Chief Ed Davis says “They have a dope festival. It’s called a rock concert or something.” Pot smoking at a concert, say it ain't so!

In 1976, customs officers on a train at the Russian/Polish Border detained David Bowie, after Nazi books and mementoes were found in his luggage. Bowie claimed that the material was being used for research on a movie project about Nazi propaganda leader Joseph Paul Goebbels.

Nearly three years to the day after it opened, New York's Studio 54 disco closed in 1980.

USA For Africa started a three-week run at #1 on the US chart in 1985 with "We Are The World." The US artists' answer to Band Aid had an all-star cast including Stevie Wonder, Tina Turner, Bruce Springsteen, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan, Daryl Hall, Huey Lewis, Cyndi Lauper, Kim Carnes, Ray Charles, Billy Joel and Paul Simon plus the composer's of the track, Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

R.E.M.'s first single, "Dead Letter Office", was released in 1987.

Poison released the album 'Open Up and Say...Ahh' in 1988.

Christian singer Amy Grant started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1991 with "Baby Baby."

Chicago scored their third US #1 album in 1994 with the imaginative title 'Chicago VII'.

Kelly Clarkson was at #1 on the US album chart in 2003 with ‘Thankful.’

In 2006, while in Fiji, Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones was admitted to a hospital after he reportedly suffered a head injury when he fell out of a palm tree. No word about why he was in the tree....

Also in 2006, members of Cheap Trick and the Allman Brothers Band initiate a class-action suit against Sony BMG claiming that the music company hasn't paid them what’s due from digital-download sales. The action also includes ring tone sales. Cheap Trick and the Allmans ask for more than $25 million in damages.

When pigs fly. In 2008, a giant inflatable pig, covered with political slogans, that was part of Roger Waters' (Pink Floyd) stage set during his performance at the Coachella Festival in Indio, CA, broke free from its mooring. Festival organizers offer $10,000 cash and four lifetime passes to Coachella to whoever tracks down the dirigible. The pig crash-lands a few miles away and was found two days later.

In 2009, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament was the victim of a robbery outside Southern Tracks Recording studios in Atlanta, where the band were recording. Ament and a band employee had arrived at the rear of the studio when three assailants brandishing knives emerged from the woods wearing black masks and smashed the windows of a rented Jeep. The robbers grabbed a BlackBerry and Ament’s passport and stole $3,000 in cash and $4,320 worth of goods.

In 2010, Hole releases “Nobody’s Daughter,” the first studio album from Courtney Love since ‘04’s “America’s Sweetheart” — and the first Hole album in over a decade. "This record is about greed, vengeance and feminism," says Love.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Ebay Vinyl Record Sales Reports

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 04/10/2010

1. 45 - Margaret Little "Love Finds A Way" / "I Need Some Loving" Genebro - $7,099.00

2. LP - Apple "An Apple A Day" Page One - $4,062.29

3. 45 - Queen "Bohemian Rhapsody" / "I'm In Love With My Car" EMI 2375 Blue Vinyl - $3,400.00

4. 10" - Geroges Enesco "Beethoven Sonate a Kreutzer" Columbia FC 1058 Mono - $3,260.00

5. 78 - Fury Lewis "Mistreatin' Mamma" / "Fury's Blues" Victor - $3,183.33

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Week Ending 04/17/2010

1. LP - John Heartsman And Circles "Music Of My Heart" Private - $4,200.00

2. LP - Puleo (self titled) Private Press - $2,500.00

3. 45 - Elvis Presley (self titled) EP SDP-23 - $2,485.00

4. 45 - Bill Swing "Messed Up" / "Intoxicated Blues" Burton - $2,035.00

5. LP - Beethoven / Mozart Di Torino "Quartetto Viotti Del Circolo Delgi" Cetra - $2,025.00

5. LP - Beethoven / Mozart Di Torino "Quartetto Viotti Del Circolo Delgi" Cetra - $2,025.00

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 7:00PM Eastern / 4:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata. http://shows.radiodentata.com/shows/accidental-nostalgia/

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Langhorne Slim Record Contest

Another contest for CVR blog readers, the first two who email me with the words "Langhorne Slim" will win a free copy of his new record 'Be Set Free.'  Email me at rbenson30@wi.rr.com (note the new email address)

Please check out the videos for "Cinderella" and "I Love You, But Goodbye" off of his recent record, Be Set Free. Langhorne Slim was just added to BOTH the Sasquatch Music Festival on May 30th as well as Bonnaroo on June 12th

This Date In Music History-April 25


Jerry Leiber - songwriter and producer for Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly. The Monkees, Cliff Richard (1933)

Tony Christie - UK singer (1943)

Bjorn Ulvaeus - Abba (1945)

Stu Cook - Creedence Clearwater Revival (1945)

Michael Kogel - Los Bravos First Spanish rock band to have a UK & US hit single (1945)

Ronnie Gilbert - Blue Magoos (1946)

Michael Brown - Stories (1949)

Michael Brown - Left Banke (1949)

Steve Ferrone - Average White Band (1950)

Fish, (Derek Dick) - Marillion (1958)

Les Pattinson - Echo & the Bunnymen (1958)

Andy Bell - Erasure (1964)

Eric Avery - Jane's Addiction (1965)

Jacob Underwood - O-Town (1980)

They Are Missed:

In 1974, Pamela Courson the long-term companion of the late Jim Morrison died of a drug overdose. It was Courson who found the Doors singer dead on July 3, 1971 in the bathtub of their apartment in Paris, France.

American jazz tenor saxophonist.Willis "Gator" Jackson (April 25, 1932 - October 25, 1987).

Born on this day in 1918, Ella Fitzgerald, US jazz singer, died 15th June 1996.

Born today in 1923, Albert King, US blues guitarist. Died December 20, 1992.

In 2002, TLC member Lisa Lopes was killed in a car accident in La Ceiba, Honduras, (age 30). Seven other people, including Lopes' brother and sister, who were in the Mitsubishi Montero sports utility vehicle when the crash happened, were taken to a hospital. Lopes who was driving the car when it crashed had spent the past month in Honduras working on various projects including a clothing line, a new solo project and a book.

In 2007, American singer Bobby "Boris" Pickett died of leukemia at the age of 69. Scored the Halloween anthem "The Monster Mash" in 1962. The song had been banned by The BBC in the UK, deemed offensive and wasn’t a hit until 1973. It was a spoof on the dance crazes popular at the time, including the Twist and the Mashed Potato.


Elvis Presley started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1960 with "Stuck On You."

Just days after the completion of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967, the Beatles embarked upon their next project, recording the theme to 'Magical Mystery Tour' at Abbey Road studios in London.

The Beatles recorded "All You Need Is Love" during a British TV broadcast in 1967. Marianne Faithfull sang in the chorus.

The Jackson Five started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1970 with "ABC." It was the group's second #1 hit.

Elvis Presley made the last recordings of his life during a concert at the Saginaw, Michigan Civic Centre in 1977. Three songs from the show appeared on the posthumously released Presley album, 'Moody Blue'.

In 1979, The Police made their debut on BBC TV's 'Top Of The Pops' performing 'Roxanne'.

The film "Rock & Roll High School" starring the Ramones premiered in 1979.

Paul McCartney disbanded Wings in 1981.

In 1982, Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder were at #1 on the UK singles chart with "Ebony And Ivory." This was McCartney's 24th #1 hit single as a songwriter. The title was inspired by McCartney hearing Spike Milligan say "black notes, white notes, and you need to play the two to make harmony folks!".

U2 started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1987 with 'The Joshua Tree.'

In 1988, Bon Jovi's manager Doc Mcgee was convicted on drug offences arising from the 1982 seizure of 40,000lb of marijuana smuggled into north Carolina from Colombia. McGee was sentenced to a five year suspended prison term and a $15,000 fine.

The Fender Stratocaster that Jimi Hendrix played at the Woodstock festival was auctioned off for a record $295,000 in 1990.

Kris Kross started an eight week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1992 with "Jump." The duo of Chris Smith and Chris Kelly were 12 and 13 when they recorded the song.

In 1994, the Eagles played the first of two shows where they recorded their ‘Hell Freezes Over’ album. Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Joe Walsh, Don Felder and Timothy B. Schmit first got back together the previous December for the making of a Travis Tritt video of their song, "Take It Easy." The name of the album was taken from an earlier quote by Glen Frey, who responded to the question "When will the Eagles get back together?"

In 1997, U2's 'Pop Mart' world tour kicked off at The Las Vegas San Boyd Stadium in front of 35,000 fans. The tour featured the largest video screen in the world and would visit 80 cities around the planet.

Next started a four-week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1998 with "Too Close."

Nas was at #1 on the US album chart in 1999 with ‘I Am...’ the rappers second US #1 album.

In 2003, Sinead O'Connor announced on her Web site that she was going to retire. Good....

Bruce Springsteen's "We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions" was released in 2006. The album featured 13 tracks associated with folk singer Pete Seeger.

Rascal Flatts went to #1 on the US album charts in 2009 with ‘Unstoppable’, the American country pop acts sixth studio album.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: A friend sent me a YouTube link that features Frank Sinatra; Dean Martin; Sammy Davis Jr.; and Johnny Carson in concert, in front of a packed house, singing “The Start of the Blues.” Yes, Johnny Carson does sing!

All four are wearing tuxedos, appearing in what appears to be a New York Broadway Theater.

What can you tell me about this event? Perhaps your friend Deana Martin knows how this came about.

—Mike Bell, Philadelphia

DEAR MIKE: No need to drag Deana in on this, though there is a connection not widely known in the U.S. She recently headlined “Deana Martin and the Rat Pack,” a successful stage show in London that may soon play other European cities.

Still, I did call her just to say she's being mentioned in my column again.

Originally titled “Frank Sinatra Spectacular,” four famous Rat Packers — Frank, Dean, Sammy, and Joey Bishop (with the Count Basie and Quincy Jones bands) — gave a benefit concert at the Keil Opera House in downtown St. Louis, the proceeds of which supported the local Dismas House.

Founded in 1959 by Jesuit Father Charles “Dismas” Clark, the halfway houses that bear his name provide a place where men recently released from prison live rent free until they can manage on their own. Most guests stay for a few days, weeks, or months, depending on their needs as well as input from the referring authorities.

It all came together in 1965, on June 20th — both Father's Day and Christina Sinatra's birthday. Frank even introduced “Tina,” his youngest daughter, and everyone in the building sang “Happy Birthday.”

That any video exists of this concert is thanks to it being a closed-circuit broadcast, meaning simultaneously aired by affiliate stations. From that small network, one black-and-white print survived, though not discovered until 1995. For the 32nd anniversary of the Spectacular (1997), the video finally became commercially available, thanks to the Museum of Television & Radio.

Until a few hours before the show, Johnny Carson could not have imagined himself spending Father's Day in St. Louis, on stage as a replacement Rat. Yet, when regular rodent Joey Bishop injured his back, and could not perform, Frank asked Johnny to fly in and fill in … as emcee and comedian.

Some memorable moments include:

Tongue-in-cheek, Carson opens with a news flash: “I read that the birth rate has dropped appreciably in the United States, and I'd like to feel that my show [“Tonight Show”] is partly responsible for this decline.”

Referring to Dean, Johnny says: “The only reason he's got a good tan is he found a bar with a skylight.”

In “Everybody Loves Somebody,” Dino replaces “if I had it in my power” with “if I had you in my shower.”

Sammy credits Sinatra's persuasive method for putting on such a substantial event: “He just picks up the phone and says be there!” Davis adds “My mother, Alvera Sanchez, is a Puerto Rican, which means I'm Colored, Jewish and Puerto Rican. When I move into a neighborhood, I wipe it out! There ain't nobody left.”

Frankie thrills the hometown crowd with “My Kind of Town,” predictably making the lyrics about St. Louis instead of Chicago.

The unplanned, and somewhat unrehearsed, gathering of this legendary foursome is made even more special with their finale, “Birth of the Blues,” sung individually and collectively.

A jazz and big band standard, “Birth of the Blues” (not “Start of,” though that line is in the lyrics) became a Top 20 hit for Paul Whiteman (1926); Harry Richman (1926); Revelers (1926); and Frank Sinatra (1952).

Not released as a single but equally noteworthy is Dinah Washington's marvelous “Birth of the Blues,” which she commingles with “I Don't Hurt Anymore” crafting an outstanding medley.

IZ ZAT SO? The Museum of Television & Radio's video release of this show, now titled “The Rat Pack Live in Saint Louis 1965 (With the Count Basie Band),” provides “the only recorded complete performance of the legendary Rat Pack.”

Despite their countless live appearances in the '60s, that June night in St. Louis stands as the Pack's only televised concert together.

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column. 

Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368

E-mail: jpo@olympus.net

Visit his Web site: www.jerryosborne.com

All values quoted in this column are for near-mint condition.

Copyright 2010 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Permission

Back In Action

Well, it appears all is well and the blog will get back to action.  I guess the reason that I do not see the migration button to change formats is because I don't have to change, I am already migrated.  Hopefully, this is true and the blog continues past May 1st (still a bit worried).

So, starting today, I will start the blog back up and hope to continue to be an interesting and informative site to visit.  Let's start today with an interesting Mr. Music feature by Jerry Osborne.

It's good to be back!


Monday, April 19, 2010

No More CollectingVinylRecords Blog?


Well I am back online and the move was a tough one, we still have lots to do around the new house.  But, 5 acres in the country sure beats living in the city and we are very happy with the move.

I am not sure if anyone else uses Blogger, but they are discontinuing the FTP publishing process (which I use) and ask that we (those who use Blogger) migrate to a new format.  That is where the trouble is for me.  I have watched the YouTube videos to start the process, but when I hit the 'start migration' button in my dashboard, I do not get the button to click on to start the migration or even backup the blog.  I have contacted Blogger, but have had no results.  So, what does this mean?

I am afraid that without the opportunity to migrate my blog into their new system, as of May 1st 2010, this blog will cease to exist.  This is very frustrating and very sad for me, as I have tried to keep the blog updated with interesting news and features on a daily basis for over two years.  It is a shame that all this information will be lost, but this is beyond my control.

 I will keep trying to correct the problem, but when no one answers emails at Blogger and does not explain how to fix the problem, we are left with this result - no more CollectingVinylRecords.com blog.  I may decide to use a different format (maybe wordpress), but I am very discouraged by this whole mess and am debating on whether to continue.......

Best Regards,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Vacation Time!

I will be off line for the next week or so and hope that you come back to the blog and keep reading about music and vinyl records. We are relocating again and hopefuly I can be back at it by next Saturday. Have a safe and happy week!

Music News & Notes

Dokken to release new greatest hits album

Dokken has announced a new release package, “Greatest Hits 2.” It will contain all new versions of many classics and two new tracks, “Almost Over” and “Magic Man,”and two newly recorded covers. Those covers are “Bus Stop,” originally recorded by the Hollies and “Lies,” first done by The Knickerbockers. King Records will release the album in Japan on April 21st and be available to the US on Cleopatra's Deadline Records.

Dokken live on June 21, 2008 in West Fargo, ND. Photo by Matt Becker"Greatest Hits 2" track listing:

01. Just Got Lucky
02. Breaking The Chains
03. Into The Fire
04. The Hunter
05. In My Dreams
06. It's Not Love
07. Alone Again
08. Dream Warrior
09. Unchain The Night
10. Tooth And Nail
11. Almost Over (new song)
12. Magic Man (new song)
13. Bus Stop (the HOLLIES cover)

Tour footage of Dokken recently performing the song “Dream Warriors” on March 27, 2010 at GB Leighton's Pickle Park in Fridley, Minnesota can be viewed below.


Misfits Records To Release New Music From JuiceheaD On April 13, 2010

As if Record Store Day (http://www.recordstoreday.com/) couldn't get any bigger, it does! Misfits Records is proud to announce two new tracks from the Chicago power-punk trio JuiceheaD will be available as a Limited Edition 7-inch colored vinyl for Record Store Day! The two brand new tracks come from JuiceheaD's forthcoming studio album, How to Sail A Sinking Ship. The vinyl's first pressing will be a Record Store Day exclusive!

There will be a pressing of 500, Limited Edition pieces worldwide that will feature an amazing color mix of gold and oil spill inflected deep ruby swirled vinyl to match the foreboding stormy skyline in the sleeve art.

The label is issuing a warning, if you want the record, snatch it while you can because of the limited amount pressed. The 7-inch single comes with a FREE Digital Download card redeemable anywhere for MP3s of both new songs: 'Rotting from the Inside' (Side A) and 'Death of Democracy' (Side B).

The tracks and forthcoming LP How To Sail A Sinking Ship were produced by longtime Misfits & Ramones collaborator John Cafiero. The producer and Osaka Popstar frontman also guests on backing vocals for the track "Rotting From The Inside."

The 7-inch sleeve features an illustration by artist Joe King (Crooks N Castles, Billabong, and Obey Giant). Iconic artist Shepard Fairey personally recommended King for the project to Cafiero.

JuiceheaD have also lined up a special in-store FREE live performance and record signing in their hometown of Chicago for Record Store Day weekend!


EMPIRES OF EDEN: 'Reborn In Fire' Artwork Unveiled

The cover artwork for "Reborn in Fire" — the upcoming album from EMPIRES OF EDEN, the brainchild of PAINDIVISION/ex-DUNGEON guitarist Stu Marshall — can be viewed below. The artwork was created by U.S.-based artist Alex Ruiz.

Due in early June via 7Hard Records, "Reborn in Fire" will feature "some of the world's most respected heavy metal voices," including American vocalist Mike Vescera (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, LOUDNESS, OBSESSION). It "delivers an epic and aggressive power metal assault in the style of AVANTASIA and the collaborative genius of AYREON," according to a press release.


MASTODON Schedules Raleigh In-Store Appearance

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will appear inside Schoolkids Records in Raleigh, North Carolina at 4 p.m. on "Record Store Day" (April 17) to celebrate the vinyl release of their "Blood Mountain" album.

The vinyl reissue of "Blood Mountain" will be available in both standard and deluxe editions. The deluxe edition of "Blood Mountain" will be pressed on double 45 RPM discs on super-heavy 180-gram vinyl housed in a grand gatefold sleeve that will feature new custom art from Paul Romano.


R.E.M. fans have the chance to pick up a vinyl copy of their debut EP, Chronic Town, at some participating stores during next Saturday's Record Store Day. The copies will be pressed in blue vinyl.

This Date In Music History-April 11


Chris Difford - Squeeze (1954)

Neville Staples - Specials (1956)

Nigel Pulsford - Bush (1965)

UK singer Lisa Stansfield (1966)

Dylan Keefe - Marcy Playground (1970)

Oliver "Ollie" Riedel - Rammstein (1971)

Tom Thacker - Sum 41 (1978)

Joss Stone (1987)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1958, Stuart Adamson, guitarist and vocalist with Skids and Big Country, who had a 1983 UK #10 single with "Fields Of Fire" plus 14 other UK Top 40 singles. Adamson died on December 16, 2001.

June Pointer of the Pointer Sisters ("Yes We Can Can") died of cancer in 2006.


The SPEBSQSA (Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America) was founded in 1936.

James Brown debuts on the R&B charts in 1956 with "Please, Please, Please."

Travelling from Amarillo to Nashville in 1956, the plane that Elvis Presley was flying on developed engine trouble and was forced to make an emergency landing. The incident created a fear of flying for Presley.

In 1961, Bob Dylan played his first live gig in New York City at Gerde's Folk City, opening for John Lee Hooker.

The Beatles set a new chart record in 1964 when they had 14 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. The songs ranged from "Can't Buy Me Love" at #1 to "Love Me Do" at #81.

In a rare joint appearance both The Beatles and Rolling Stones performed at the New Musical Express concert in 1965. The show features the magazine’s poll winners. Also on the bill are the Animals and Kinks, along with numerous pop acts.

Frank Sinatra recorded "Strangers In The Night" in 1966.

Big Brother & the Holding Company make their national TV debut on ABC's "Hollywood Palace" in 1968.

Peter Green quit Fleetwood Mac while on tour in Germany in 1970, to avoid breach of contract he agreed to finish the current tour.

The Beatles started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1970 with "Let It Be." It became the group's 19th US #1 in 6 years.

In 1973, the Beach Boys appeared at the Omni Coliseum in Atlanta, Georgia. The Beach Boys were at a very low ebb in popularity in America and this show proved a financial disaster for the promoter, with less than 3,000 tickets sold for the 16,000 capacity venue. Opening act was Mothers Finest and middle of the bill was Bruce Springsteen who played a 60-minute set.

In 1977, Alice Cooper played to an audience of 40,000 in Sydney, Australia, the largest crowd to attend a rock concert in the country's history. After the show Cooper was placed under house arrest at his hotel until he posted a bond for $59,632. That amount was the sum that a promoter claimed to have paid Cooper for a 1975 Australia tour he never made. The two settled when it was found that the promoter did not fulfill his part of the agreement either.

In 1981, Eddie Van Halen married actress Valerie Bertinelli, co-star of the 1980's television hit, One Day at a Time. The two had met eight months earlier when Bertinelli's brother took her to a Van Halen concert in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Hall and Oates started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1981 with "Kiss On My List," the duo's second US #1 hit.

Cliff Richard starred in the Dave Clark-produced stage musical, "Time" in 1986 (also featuring Dione Warwick, Leo Sayer and Queen's Freddie Mercury).

Cher won an Academy Award in 1988 for best actress for her work in 'Moonstruck.'

Elton John sang at the funeral of AIDS victim Ryan White in 1990.

Oasis released their first single "Supersonic" in 1994.

Nirvana's album 'In Utero' was certified double-platinum in 1994.

Peter, Paul and Mary released their 17th album, 'LifeLines' in 1995.

Paul McCartney gave a twenty-minute concert from the roof of a building he owns in London in 1997.

In 2006, 10,000 Elton John related items, including clothing and accessories, went on sale to benefit Elton John AIDS Foundation. The event, dubbed Elton's Closet, was held in New York's Rockefeller Center.

The Doors' spin-off group, Riders On The Storm, with original members keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger, launched a European tour in Dublin in 2006.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Michael Fremer Album Review

Elvis Costello (reissue)
My Aim Is True

Stiff/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-329 180g LP

Produced by: Nick Lowe
Engineered by: Bazza
Mixed by: N/A
Mastered by: Shawn R. Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs

Review by: Michael Fremer

Though it was probably one of the most audacious debuts in rock history and quickly established him as one of the premier songwriters of his generation, Elvis Costello’s My Aim is True has always felt more like a publisher’s demo reel than as a recording intended for commercial release.

Backed up by members of the Bay area group Clover who were then living in the U.K. and recorded in a 24 hour hurry at a small suburban London studio for around $1500 My Aim is True still managed to capture the D.I.Y. spirit of the time so its sparse esthetic resonated with the intended audience.

Though Costello had toiled for almost a decade, his success was deemed “overnight” because the album seemed to take off as quickly as it had been recorded. In short order, thanks to My Aim Is True, Elvis Costello became a major rock star.

While the quality of the songs like “Alison” and “The Angels Want to Wear My Red Shoes” trumped the glazed, often distant, indistinct sound (not to mention the outlandish Buddy Holly meets cerebral palsy cover pose and the cartoonish name Declan McManus chose for himself), My Aim is True has always been difficult to listen to, especially on a good audio system—until now.

I’ve got an original UK Stiff pressing (that omits the single “Watching the Detectives” only found on the American Columbia issue) mastered by the great George “Porky” Peckham and I would never bet against any “Porky Prime Cut,” but in this case, the guys at Mobile Fidelity have not only beat Porky, they’ve produced a near miracle!

Heretofore buried in the glaze instruments now appear with utter clarity thanks to the timbral honesty and transparency of the new transfer from the original master tape. While the tracks are still raw and basic, they have newfound polish, body and three-diimensionality. If you’re a fan of this pre-Attractions album, I think you’ll be absolutely astonished by what Mobile Fidelity has done here.

You know the old expression “you can’t polish a turd?” Well as great as the music is here, the album has always been a sonic turd on vinyl (the Columbia original is markedly inferior to the Stiff “Porky” pressing) and on any of the multiple CD reissues from Ryko to Rhino to UMG. Not so on this reissue.

Somehow Mobile Fidelity has removed the edge and glaze and not by smothering and softening, but rather by stripping away the unpleasantness to reveal an honest, supple, remarkably three-dimensional and immediate recording. I don’t know how they did it or why no one else who tried managed, but they did.

The gatefold incorporates lyrics and images of the master tape boxes and Mobile Fidelity has generously and wisely included “Watching the Detectives.” Add a fine 180 RTI pressing and you have one of Mobile Fidelity’s most significant reissues. “Resurrection” might be a more appropriate word for what’s been done.

I’m not saying Mobile Fidelity has turned My Aim is True into an audiophile sonic spectacular, but if you’re a long time fan of this album, when you hear the details that have been uncovered, along with the rhythmic clarity and certainty that’s been previously missing on every other issue, you may conclude they have.

Thanks to Michael over at http://www.musicangle.com  for the exclusive rights to reprint this material.

Copyright © 2008 MusicAngle.com & Michael Fremer - All rights reserved Reprinted by permission

Music News & Notes

Blur to release single for independent stores

Blur are set to release a new single for the first time in seven years.

It is thought that just 1,000 copies of the record will be issued to highlight Record Store Day, supporting independently-owned music shops. A title for the new material is yet to be revealed and its release will mark the first single from Damon Albarn, Alex James, Graham Coxon, and Dave Rowntree since Good Song in 2003.

It is understood the single will contain two brand new tracks, and further details are likely to be revealed next week.

The foursome reunited for a string of gigs last summer and featured in the documentary No Distance Left To Run. Albarn said in a statement: ''We want independent record stores to continue - they're an important part of our musical culture. Music is a simple way for Blur to show our support and we hope people like it.''

Although sources say the single is a one-off, it is likely to fuel hopes among the Britpop heroes' fans that further new material could be in the pipeline.


Mates Of State Announce Covers Album Details

Mates of State have revealed a few details about their forthcoming covers album, ‘Crushes‘. The album, which will feature covers of 10 various artists, is set for release this summer. The album features covers from artists including The Mars Volta, Death Cab For Cutie, and Belle & Sebastian.

The forthcoming album is the duo’s first full length release and was recorded and produced by Mates Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner themselves.


Beatles and Lily Allen go vinyl for Record Store Day

The Rolling Stones, The Flaming Lips and Bat For Lashes are some of the other big names participating in the festivities courtesy of the Parlophone label. Each release will be limited to 1,000 copies and come in a vintage-style paper Parlophone house bag, available exclusively from independent record stores taking part in the event.

"Parlophone and our artists recognise the importance of our indie stores and their contribution to not only our new and developing artists but to our catalogue as a whole," said Parlophone president Miles Leonard of the limited-edition releases. Being able to support this campaign with some great seven-inch releases from the Beatles to Bat for Lashes is our way of thanking them for their continued support."

The full list of Record Store Day releases:

The Beatles: Paperback Writer/Rain

Lily Allen: Back To The Start/Kabul Shit

Babyshambles: Side Of The Road/UnBiloTitled

Bat For Lashes: Howl! (live at De La Warr Pavillion)/Wild Is The Wind (live at Grove Music Studios)

Tinie Tempah: Pass Out/Pass Out (SBTRKT Remix)

Chiddy Bang: Opposite Of Adults/Sooner Or Later

Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse: Just War (featuring Gruff Rhys)/Just War (instrumental)

Eliza Doolittle: Pack Up/Rollerblades

Hot Chip: I Feel Bonnie (featuring Bonnie 'Prince' Billie)/Bear Witness

Jónsi: Do Do/Boy Lilikoi

Pet Shop Boys: Love Life/A Powerful Friend


TWIN TIGERS ON TOUR--Select Dates with The Hold Steady*

April 17--Give It Up State! Festival--Clemson, SC
April 20--Tin Roof--Charleston, SC
April 29--Neighborhood Theatre--Charlotte, NC
April 30--Nightlight--Chapel Hill, NC
May 1--The Fire--Philadelphia, PA
May 3--Cameo Gallery--Brooklyn, NY
May 4--Pianos--New York, NY
May 6--Garfield Artworks--Pittsburg, PA
May 7--The Red and Black Room--Washington, DC
**May 22 & May 23--The Social--Orlando, FL**
**May 25--Live Wire Music Hall--Savannah, GA**
** May 26--40 Watt Club--Athens, GA**
**May 27--Variety Playhouse--Atlanta, GA**

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~~Directed by Robert U. Thomason~~

This Date In Music History-April 9


Country singer Margo Smith (1942)

Terry Knight- Terry Knight and the Pack , Grand Funk Railroad (1943)

Gene Parsons - Byrds (1944)

Les Gray - Mud (1946)

Phillip Wright - Paper Lace (1948)

Hal Ketchum (1953)

Mark Kelly - Marillion (1961)

Joe Peters - Grant Lee Buffalo (1965)

Kevin Martin - Candlebox (1969)

Gerard Way - My Chemical Romance (1977)

Rachel Stevens - S Club 7 (1978)

Albert Hammond Jr - Strokes (1980)

Jesse McCartney (1987)

They Are Missed:

In 1976, American folk singer songwriter Phil Ochs, hung himself at his sister's home in Queens, New York. Wrote "There But A Fortune," a hit for Joan Baez.

Dave Prater of soul duo Sam & Dave was killed in 1988 when his car left the road and hit a tree in Syracuse, Georgia, on his way to his mother's house in Ocilla. He was 50. Recorded for Stax Records from 1965 - 1968, hits included "Soul Man" and "Hold On, I'm Coming."

Singer and songwriter Brook Benton died in 1988 (age 56). Scored over 20 US top 40 singles, in the late 1950s and early 1960s, he scored hits such as "It's Just A Matter Of Time" and "Endlessly" and made a comeback in 1974 when he had the #4 hit "Rainy Night In Georgia."

Songwriter Mae Boren Axton died in 1997 (age 82) after drowning in her bath at her home in Hendersonville, Tennessee after an apparent heart attack. Known as the 'Queen Mother of Nashville' she wrote over 200 songs including a co-writing credit on the Elvis Presley hit "Heartbreak Hotel." Mother of country singer, songwriter Hoyt Axton.

Born on this day in 1932, Carl Perkins, American singer, songwriter, guitarist, (1956 US #2 & single "Blue Suede Shoes"). Perkins' songs were recorded by artists Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and Johnny Cash. Perkins died on 19th Jan 1998 (age 65).

In 2009, Randy Cain, a founding member of US soul group The Delfonics died at his home in Maple Shade, New Jersey at the age of 63. The Philadelphia group, whose hits include "La-La (Means I Love You)," won an R&B Grammy in 1970 for their song "Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time."


Elvis Presley performed at the L.C. Humes High School talent contest in 1953, singing "Keep Them Cold, Icy Fingers Off Of Me" (he gets the most applause and is allowed to sing an encore of "Til I Waltz Again With You").

Gene Vincent recorded the classic rock 'n roll song "Be Bop-A-Lula" in 1956, which went on to be a US & UK Top 20 hit in this year.

In 1963, the Beatles appeared live on the ITV show Tuesday Rendezvous, miming "From Me to You" and "Please Please Me" (during the closing credits). In the evening The Beatles played live at the Gaumont State Cinema, Kilburn, London.

In 1965, Bruce Johnston joined the Beach Boys as the permanent replacement for Brian Wilson.

The Rolling Stones made their first live appearance on British TV's "Ready Steady Go!" in 1965.

Percy Sledge's "When A Man Loves A Woman" was released in 1966.

The Righteous Brothers started a three week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1966 with "You're My Soul And Inspiration."

The Doors and The Jefferson Airplane appeared at Cheetah, Santa Monica Pier, Venice, California in 1967. This was the largest show The Doors had played to date with a crowd of over 3,000

Paul McCartney quits the Beatles in 1970 (the group's breakup is announced to the press the next day).

Paul McCartney released the song "My Love" in 1973.

The Jackson 5 played the first of 15 shows at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas in 1974.

Abba went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1977 with "Dancing Queen," the group's 7th US Top 40 hit and first #1.

Billy Ocean started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1988 with "Get Outta My Dreams, Get Into My Car."

In 1992, Fort Smith, AR resident Sean Pierce is walking home wearing a T-shirt he purchased the day before at a Van Halen concert when he’s arrested for “violating a statute against wearing a smutty shirt.” The shirt has the title of one of the group's albums printed on it: "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge.” How could anyone have a problem with that? Van Halen offers to pay Pierce's fine.

Pantera entered the US album chart at #1 in 1994 with 'Far Beyond Driven.'

R. Kelly started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1994 with "Bump N' Grind," his first US #1 hit.

Soundgarden officially disbanded in 1997.

NSYNC started a seven week run at #1 on the US album chart in 2000 with ‘No Strings Attached.’

In 2008, R.E.M.'s "Accelerate" sells 115,000 copies in its first week to land at #2 on the Billboard 200 (U.S.). The album makes its debut at #1 in the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, Norway, Switzerland and the Czech Republic and #2 in Germany, Italy, Holland and Austria.

Also in 2008, Green Day admitted (in an email to MTV) that they are also the Garage Rock band Foxboro Hot Tubs. The group posted a downloadable EP titled "Stop Drop and Roll!!!" for free a couple months earlier.

When You're Strange: A Film About The Doors is released in select US theaters in 2010. The biographical film, charting the group’s rise and fall, is narrated by actor Johnny Depp.

Thursday, April 8, 2010



Burbank, CA – Warner Bros. Records has announced that it will make a series of vinyl albums and singles available on April 17th exclusively in honor of Record Store Day — a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.

These very special exclusive releases are as follows:

The Flaming Lips and Stardeath And White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins And Peaches: Dark Side of the Moon (Warner Bros. Records)

The Flaming Lips, have teamed up with their Oklahoma City brethren, Stardeath And White Dwarfs to record their own unique take of Pink Floyd’s 1973 classic album The Dark Side Of The Moon, under the title of The Flaming Lips and Stardeath And White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins And Peaches. The collaborative project was recorded after several weeks of both bands touring the world together and mutually citing Pink Floyd as one of their favorite bands of all time and The Dark Side Of the Moon as one of their primary influences. Vinyl package marks the first physical exclusive release of this special collaboration.

Devo: Duty Now For The Future (Warner Bros. Records) Devo’s second album, captures the group in the midst of a significant stylistic shift, finding them bringing the keyboards that were used as punctuation on their earlier material into the forefront, adding a new level of irony to their “little minds through big technology” philosophy. Remastered and restored from the original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman Mastering on regular-weight, 140-gram color vinyl.

Mastodon: Blood Mountain (Reprise Records)

Mastodon’s third album and their first for Reprise Records, Blood Mountain isn’t just unconventional, it’s surreal, progressive and unrepentantly heavy. Instead of writing songs for rock radio, Mastodon drew inspiration from within, combining their favorite musical styles, including thrash, doom, prog and psychedelic metal to concoct something utterly original, undeniably devastating and irrefutably entrancing. Released in two editions: one single regular-weight 140-gram colored vinyl disc in a mixed batch of three colors; deluxe edition features two heavyweight, 180-gram black vinyl 45 RPM discs.

Wilco: Kicking Television (Nonesuch Records)

Kicking Television–Live in Chicago, recorded over four nights in May 2005 at The Vic Theatre. “It’s really the best it’s ever felt,” Jeff Tweedy told the Detroit Free Press earlier this year. “I would say at this point, I don’t think I’ve ever been in a band that’s felt this connected and unified with this collective vision.” To document that collective vision that band called upon veteran mixing engineer Jim Scott (Tom Petty, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dave Matthews, Johnny Cash) to capture the energy, excitement, clarity and musicality that has earned Wilco continued praise for their live shows around the world. This deluxe vinyl package features four heavyweight (180g) black vinyl discs in poly-lined sleeves, pressed at Pallas. Disc 4 features 8 previously unreleased tracks.

The Velvet Underground: Live 1969, Vol. 1 & 2 (Original Recordings Group)

In 1969, The Velvet Underground toured the United States and Canada, playing over 70 dates. While many of the shows were recorded in part or whole by their new and growing fan base with the handheld consumer equipment of the day, two of the shows were recorded in decent quality.

The first being a live performance, at the End of Cole Ave. Club in Dallas, Texas in October. This show was recorded on tape by a fan who that an engineer and brought his own equipment. The second show to be recorded happened the following month in November, at The Matrix in San Francisco. The first release of The Velvet Underground Live 1969, came out on Mercury Records in September, 1974. Remastered and restored for the first time for vinyl in more than 20 years by Bernie Grundman Mastering on heavy-weight, 180-gram vinyl.

Sonic Youth: EVOL (Original Recordings Group)

EVOL is the third studio album from Sonic Youth, originally released in 1986
on SST Records. The album is notable for being the first with new drummer Steve Shelley, replacing Bob Bert, and for showing signs of the band transitioning away from their noise-rock past and toward a greater rock sensibility. The record marks the second album for the band in which it had worked with New York singer/performance artist Lydia Lunch. Remastered and restored for the first time for vinyl in over 20 years by John Golden at Golden Mastering, pressed at RTI on heavyweight (180 gram) pink vinyl.

Sonic Youth: Confusion is Sex (Original Recordings Group)

Confusion Is Sex, the debut album from Sonic Youth, was originally released in 1983 on Glenn Branca’s label Neutral Records label. In 1995, it was reissued on CD from DGC Records, with the extra tracks from the Kill Your Idols EP. Confusion Is Sex remains one of the most important and influential records to emerge from the American No Wave, post-punk scene which thrived through the late 1970s and early 1980s in the lower east side of New York, with bands like The Contortions, Teenage Jesus and the Jerks, Mars, and DNA. Remastered and restored for the first time for vinyl in over 20 years by John Golden at Golden
Mastering, pressed at RTI on heavyweight (180 gram) white vinyl.

Warner Bros. Records is proud to present our newest signing, EVEREST, just in time for Record Store Day. EVEREST formed in Los Angeles in 2007, and is comprised of Russell Pollard (vocals, guitar, drums, lyricist), Jason Soda (guitar, keys, vocals), Joel Graves (guitar, keys, vocals), Elijah Thomson (bass, vocals) and Davey Latter (drums, percussion). Their 2008 debut, Ghost Notes, drew strong critical marks and comparisons to primo Topanga Canyon, California country rock. However, none of this quite prepares one for their WB debut album, On Approach, available May 11, 2010, which finds the group in a full-tilt creative charge.

Warner Bros. Records will also release the following vinyl singles on April 17th exclusively for National Record Store Day:

Everest: Let Go (from the forthcoming LP) b/w By The Morning (previously unreleased) 7”
Black Keys: “Tighten Up” b/w “Howlin’ For You” 12”
Against Me!: “I Was A Teenage Anarchist” (Album version) b/w “I Was A Teenage Anarchist” (Acoustic Version) 7”
Built To Spill: “Water Sleepers” b/w “Linus and Lucy Live” 7”
Devo: “Fresh” b/w “What We Do” 12’
Tegan And Sara: “Alligator,” “Hell” b/w “The Cure,” “On Direction” (All AOL Sessions Versions) 7”
Deftones: “Rocket Skates” (Album Version) b/w “Rocket Skates” (MB3 Remix)
Muse: Exogenesis Symphony (Parts 1-3) 12”

Lastly, please come on out to say hello to your favorite Warner Bros. Records and related artists on Record Store Day at a record store near you!

American Band Grimey’s Nashville, TN Performance / Signing
Mastodon Schoolkids Raleigh, NC Signing
Against Me! Plan 9 Richmond, VA Performance / Signing
Carolina Chocolate Drops Criminal Atlanta, GA Performance
Jason Derulo J & R New York, NY Signing
New Boyz J & R New York, NY Signing
HIM Silver Platters Seattle, WA Signing
DEVO Zia Indio, CA Signing
MUTEMATH Zia Indio, CA Signing
The Cribs Zia Indio, CA Signing

About Record Store Day:
Record Store Day is managed by the Music Monitor Network and is organized in partnership with the Alliance of Independent Media Stores (AIMS), the Coalition of Independent Music Stores (CIMS) and celebrates the culture of independent record stores by playing host to in-store events/performances, signings and special product releases on a global scale on Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Record Store Day Contact: Perry Serpa at Good Cop Public Relations, Phone (718) 846-0518 or perry@goodcoppr.com or Cristina Parker at NoiseNY Public Relations. Phone (917) 684-0452 or email: cristina@noiseny.com

About Original Recordings Group:
ORG is an independent special projects label dedicated to the record collector experience. High quality and restored vinyl reissues from the best catalogs in the world. Focusing on classic alternative, rock, pop and jazz. Distributed by WBR available on Becausesoundmatters.com

For more about National Record Store Day, please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: I just noticed something odd in the Captain & Tennille's “Love Will Keep Us Together” that I never noticed in over 30 years of hearing the song.

Near the end, as the music begins fading, Toni Tennille kind of half-sings and half-speaks something that sounds to me like “my daddy is bad,” or my daddy is back.”

She seems to be off-mike, which, coupled with the relative volume of the music, makes it difficult to decipher.

What is she saying? Could this just be an inside joke between Toni and the Captain?
—Darcy Garza, Hampton Roads, Va.

DEAR DARCY: It could be, but it isn't.

Toni's mysterious line, in the coda about 15 seconds before the audio ends, is an acknowledgment to the writer of “Love Will Keep Us Together,” the legendary Neil Sedaka.

After 11 years without a Top 40 hit, Neil stormed back in late 1974 and '75 with the No. 1 hits, “Laughter in the Rain” and “Bad Blood,” along with writing “Love Will Keep Us Together,” also a No. 1.

That is why, near the end of the track, Toni proudly declares “Sedaka is back!”

Coincidentally, Neil is set to make yet another return. Read on:

DEAR JERRY: Years ago, you wrote about what a surprise it was that Neil Sedaka's “Same Old Fool,” a traditional country song, came out in 1960 right in the midst of all those huge teener hits: “Oh Carol”; “Calendar Girl”; “Little Devil”; “Happy Birthday, Sweet Sixteen,” “Stairway to Heaven;” etc.

When I finally found this single, oddly enough on the flip side of “Calendar Girl,” I couldn't believe how very country it is, complete with Nashville twang and a steel guitar.

Is there another hit song that surprised you more, in terms of being something you would never imagine being recording by that particular artist? For me, “The Same Old Fool” is the biggest shocker?
—Ronnie Whitcomb, Dallas, Texas

DEAR RONNIE: Only because I have yet to hear a Led Zeppelin remake of “Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” my most memorable surprise in this category came when I first heard the Mills Brothers cover record of “Get a Job” (Dot 15695).

Issued in mid-January 1958, with the Silhouettes' waxing already in the Top 10 and headed for No. 1, the Mills Brothers stood no chance of overtaking the original.

This unanticipated song choice, their first release for Dot after 26 years with Brunswick and Decca, still managed to spend a couple of weeks in the Top 25 tunes, according to disc jockeys.

For those who haven't heard the short-lived doo-wop side of the Mills Brothers — likely about 99% of readers — their version is nearly identical to the Silhouettes, right down to all the yip-yip-yips and mum-mum-mums.

IZ ZAT SO? From “Tiger Rag” (1931) to “The Jimtown Road” (1969) the Mills Brothers chalked up over 70 hit records — an impressive output made even more so by the 38-year span covered, the most ever by any Pre-Rock Era vocal group. No other groups are even close.

One novelty part of their act was surprising listeners who thought the boys were accompanied by a guitar, trumpet, saxophone, and string bass. Those folks would later discover the only real instrument to be a single acoustic guitar, with all those other sounds convincingly produced vocally by the brothers.

Not many singers were so well-equipped to subsist during a musician's strike.

For the non believers, each of the Mills Brothers 78s on Brunswick prominently displayed this statement on the label: “No musical instruments or mechanical devices used on this recording other than one guitar.”

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column.
Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368

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Copyright 2010 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Permission

This Date In Music History-April 7


Ravi Shankar (1920)

Charlie Thomas - Drifters (1937)

Alan Buck - Four Pennies (1943)

Mick Abrahams - Blodwyn Pig, Jethro Tull (1943)

Bill Kreutzmann - Grateful Dead (1946)

Patricia Bennett - Chiffons (1947)

Florian Schneider- Esleben - Kraftwerk (1947)

Carol Douglas - Chantels (1948)

John Oates - Hall and Oates (1949)

Janis Ian (1951)

Mark Kibble - Take 6 (1964)

Victoria Adams Beckham - Spice Girls (1975)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1915, Billie Holiday, (Elinore Harris), the greatest female jazz singer of all time. Made over 100 records, worked with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, numerous arrests for drugs possession. Died on 17th July 1959 from liver failure, aged 44.

The late Percy Faith ("Theme From A Summer Place") was born in 1908. He died on February 9, 1976

In 1981, producer and manager, Kit Lambert died of a cerebral hemorrhage after falling down a flight of stairs at his mother's home in London, England. Lambert managed The Who from 1964-1967 and produced the 'Tommy' album. Also produced Arthur Brown's 1968 hit 'Fire'.

Plasmatics’ lead singer and guiding force, Wendy O. Williams, commited suicide in 1998.

In 2000, Heinz, bass player and singer with The Tornadoes died (age 57). The group had the Joe Meek produced 1962 UK & US #1 single "Telstar," making them the first UK group to score a US #1 single. Heinz had the 1963 solo hit "Just Like Eddie," a tribute to Eddie Cochran, (which featured future Deep Purple guitarist Ritchie Blackmore).

Born today in 1938, Spencer Dryden, drums, Jefferson Airplane. Died of cancer on January 10, 2005.

Born today in 1952, Bruce Gary, The Knack. Was best known as the drummer for the music group The Knack. He was nominated for two Grammy Awards as a stage performer, producer, and recording artist. He died on August 22, 2006 at the age of 55 at the Tarzana Regional Medical Center in Tarzana, California of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma.)


The musical "South Pacific" by Rogers and Hammerstein debuted on Broadway in 1949.

In 1956, The CBS Radio Network premiered the first regularly scheduled national broadcast rock & roll show, Alan Freed's 'Rock 'n' Roll Dance Party.'

Little Richard’s classic “Long Tall Sally” was released in 1956.

In 1958, the Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show played two shows at the Memorial Hall in Canton, Ohio, featuring, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Frankie Lymon, The Diamonds, Billy Ford, Danny & The Juniors, The Chantels, Larry Williams, Screaming Jay Hawkins, The Pastels and Buddy Holly and the Crickets.

Marty Robbins recorded "El Paso" in 1959.

Shelley Fabares started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1962 with "Johnny Angel."

While at Ealing Jazz Club in 1962, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards met Brian Jones for the first time. Jones was calling himself Elmo Lewis and was playing guitar with Paul Jones.

The Beatles played at the Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool in 1962, without George Harrison who was ill. This was the group’s last performance before leaving for their third extended engagement in Hamburg, West Germany.

Working at Abbey Road studio’s in London in 1966, the Beatles recorded overdubs on the new John Lennon song "Tomorrow Never Knows" and the new Paul McCartney song "Got to Get You Into My Life" for the forthcoming 'Revolver' album.

This week's US Top 5 singles chart in 1970; #5, "Bridge Over Trouble Water" by Simon and Garfunkel, #4, "Spirit In The Sky," Norman Greenbaum, #3, "Instant Karma" by John Lennon, #2, "ABC" The Jackson Five and at #1, "Let It Be," The Beatles.

"Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head" from "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid" won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1970.

Vicki Lawrence started a two week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1973 with "The Night The Lights Went Out In Georgia."

Guitarist Ritchie Blackmore quit Deep Purple in 1975 to form his own band Rainbow. Tommy Bolin replaced Blackmore.

Aerosmith, Van Halen, Cheap Trick, The Boomtown Rats and Ted Nugent all appeared at the California Music Festival in 1979.

The Doobie Brothers went to #1 on the US album chart in 1979 with 'Minute By Minute', the group's only US chart topper.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band kicked off their first full-scale tour in Hamburg, Germany in 1981. This was Springsteen's first tour outside North America, which would take in 10 countries.

In 1984, a record 40 British acts appeared on the US top 100 singles chart.

In 1985, Wham! became the first western pop group to perform live in China, when they played at the workers gymnasium in Beijing.

During a European tour in 1988, Alice Cooper accidentally hung himself in a rehearsal when a safety rope snapped; he dangled for several seconds before a roadie saved him.

Farm Aid IV in Indianapolis in 1990 had Neil Young, Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Don Henley, Guns N’ Roses, John Mellencamp and the ever crusty Willie Nelson. There's even a surprise performance by Elton John.

Bonnie Raitt started a three-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1990 with 'Nick Of Time.'

Taylor Dayne went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1990 with the Diane Warren song "Love Will Lead You Back."

In 1994, Courtney Love was arrested on drugs and theft charges after a reported overdose. At this time, Love was unaware that her husband Kurt Cobain was dead at their home, (his body wasn’t discovered until April 8, by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system at their house).

In 1997, an Amsterdam university began offering a course entitled "Madonna 101."

Panic At The Disco were at #1 on the Australian album chartin 2008 with their second album ‘Pretty Odd.’

Neil Young's “Fork In The Road” was released in 2009.

Green Day perform their "21st Century Breakdown" album in its entirety at a 500-capacity club in San Francisco in 2009. The trio is augmented by two extra guitarists and a keyboardist at the surprise show.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Lightfoot Will Change Edmund Fitzgerald Lyrics After New Findings

Gordon Lightfoot says he will change the lyrics to his hit The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald to reflect new findings about the doomed ship.

A recent series on Canada's History Television, Dive Detectives, theorizes that the ship did not sink from human error but had been swamped by a rogue wave. The 720-foot long ship, one of the biggest on the great lakes, was hauling iron ore on Lake Superior when it encountered a fierce storm with hurricane force winds, described by the captain as “one of the worst seas I've ever been in.” The ship sank in water over 500 feet deep taking with it the 29 crew members.

An investigation of the 1975 incident by the U.S. Coast Guard concluded that the ship sank due to the cargo hatches being left open, allowing them to fill with water. The new evidence uncovered by the crew of Dive Detectives from talks with meteroligists and maritime historians points much more firmly to the ship being hit by an estimated 50-foot rogue wave which was created when groups of waves coming from different dirctions collided and maee one large wave with extreme destructive power. The investigation found that these huge waves had been seen on the lake the day of the disaster. Combine that with the age of the ship and its heavy load and it points to, most likely, the ship splitting in half.

After hearing of the new findings, Lightfoot said "I'm happy for the families. There's been lingering doubt about whether the hatch covers had been left open. This disproves that theory and ends the uncertainty. I think it's definitive."

He does not plan to rerecord the song but, during future performances, he will be replacing the line "At 7 P.M. a main hatchway gave in."

SOURCE: http://www.vintagevinylnews.com

Event gives independent record stores a new spin

By Frank Vaisvilas
Geneva Republican

Geneva, IL — For the seemingly dying breed of the independent record store, business owners can use all the help they can get.

That is why more than 700 stores are participating in Record Store Day, Saturday, April 17, which celebrates the release of special edition CDs and vinyl records for music enthusiasts.

“That day in itself is a big, big sales day,” said Steve Warrenfeltz, co-founder and owner of Kiss the Sky records in Geneva. “It’s a nice shot in the arm in terms of sales.”

Studios including Sony and Universal send independent stores limited edition music releases for April 17 that Warrenfeltz said cannot be obtained any other way and won’t be available at chain stores, such as Best Buy or Wal-Mart.

“The fan base, especially the serious music fans, are pretty much aware of this,” Warrenfeltz said. “What it does is generate an industry-wide buzz.”

Warrenfeltz said his store won’t have room for events that day, as he expects it to be crowded.

However, the store is sponsoring a concert of local bands at Chord on Blues in St. Charles.

A cover fee will go toward the bands at the concert.

“We’re going to celebrate the independent musician as well,” Warrenfeltz said.

He is hoping that Record Store Day will help keep the store afloat.

“Business has been tough for really the last nine years,” Warrenfeltz said.

Warrenfeltz said there has been a 75 percent reduction in physical music stores since the advent of online markets such as Apple’s iTunes, as many customers have turned to the Internet to buy music.

“The Internet is a major player in the music business,” Warrenfeltz said.

Still, he said one silver lining is the significant increase of vinyl record sales during the past three years.

“Vinyl is keeping some of our heads above water,” Warrenfeltz said. “We’re battling.”

But Warrenfeltz is committed to the store, which he opened in Batavia in 1996 with co-founder Mike Messerschmidt. The store moved to Geneva four years ago.

“We love what we do,” Warrenfeltz said. “At this stage in our lives, we don’t want to do anything else.”

The store has three part-time employees, including Rob Weinzirl, 18, of St. Charles, who also is a customer.

“There’s really no suburban record stores out here,” Weinzirl said.

Weinzirl is a big fan of metal, hardcore and punk bands, such as The Acacia Strain and H20.

“A lot of that stuff you might not find at big chain stores,” Weinzirl said.

If you go
WHAT Record Store Day limited edition music releases
WHEN Saturday, April 17
WHERE Kiss the Sky, 301 W. State St.
COST Free to browse
MORE INFO Call (630) 232-1888

Copyright 2010 Geneva Republican. Some rights reserved Reprinted By Permission

A record store in the digital age

By Kim Midboe

How is it that a record store continues to exist with all the high-tech gadgetry available to music lovers today?

For Mat Riley, owner of After the Gold Rush Records in Nevada City, keeping his doors open is a labor of love.

“I've forsaken the usual paychecks in a struggle to keep it going.”

Used vinyl and special order CDs help pay the rent these days, along with a lot of “hope and prayer,” muses Riley.

Is interest in vinyl waning? Don't count it out just yet. Riley sees a resurgence of interest in the general public, with young people leading the charge. Vinyl regained popularity in 2008, with nearly 2.9 million units shipped, the most since 1998. Today, record companies still release some major CDs in vinyl.

Why vinyl? Riley thinks part of the continuing attraction lies in the nostalgia factor, but there's no escaping the fact that they are “just cool to collect.” While the debate on the sound quality difference between CDs and vinyl is waged daily by bloggers, Riley contends that “music recorded in the vinyl era before CDs is definitely going to sound better” in its original format.

It can be said that vinyl recordings tend to be more accurate, truer to the original sound, resulting in a richness not found in digital recordings.

Flip through the stacks of used vinyl and CDS at After the Gold Rush, and you'll find your beat with jazz, pop, punk, alternative, country and some good ol' rock ‘n' roll.

Need something to play your vinyl on? Turntables can be ordered, and occasionally records players are available on consignment.

For those who still drive cars manufactured before CD players became standard equipment, Riley sells a number of cassette tapes at $2 or less. He says they are popular with travelers who just want something new to listen to as they continue on their journey.

Most of the record store's inventory of used records comes from within Nevada County. “There is no shortage of people interested in selling,” said Riley.

New CDs by local artists find a spot among the classic fare at After the Gold Rush. There is “a wealth of talent in this area,” and he welcomes it in his store. He has found that most people who purchase locally-produced music from him come in looking for it.

In the ever-changing demand for specific genres, Riley says punk is hot right now among his customers. He attributes it to nostalgia. Fans of punk rock when it first emerged as a musical force, now parents and even grandparents, are going back to what they know best.

When asked what he considers the best find in his store at the moment, Riley says he's most proud of a copy of Frank Zappa's “200 Motels.” The soundtrack for an obscure 1971 British musical film, released only on VHS, combines orchestral and rock music. It's from the kind of “strange, quirky movie that Zappa fans can appreciate,” said Riley.

An eclectic mix of customers can be seen browsing the stacks of used vinyl, CDs and, yes, even those cassette tapes. Riley says that interest in his shop has spread to an even younger audience, the “self-titled MP3 generation.”

It could be they have discovered that vinyl really does sound better or maybe it's the “coolness” of it all that they seek.

Many thanks to Kim Midboe and http://www.theunion.com for allowing me to reprint this story.

Monday, April 5, 2010

New Music Releases - April 6, 2010

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Acker Bilk - Vintage Acker Bilk Vol 2
Al Cohn - Mosaic Select: Al Cohn, Joe Newman & Freddie Green
Alder - Brendance
Alice Cooper - Brutal Planet
Alizee - Une Enfant Du Siecle
Alvin Shine Robinson - Introduction
Amy Cook - Let the Light In
Andy Williams - Icons (4 CDs)
Angelique Kidjo - Oyo
Arcade Fire - Miroir Noir Ltd. Edition Deluxe
Awesome Color - Massa Hypnos
Baden Powell & Vini - Os Afro - Samba De Baden E Vinicius
Ben Sidran - Cat & The Hat
Benny Goodman - Wrappin' It Up
Bernie McGann - Bundeena
Bernie McGann - Kindred Spirits
Bernie McGann - Mcgann By Mcgann
Bernie McGann - Playground
Bernie McGann - Ugly Beauty
Bill Withers - +'Justments
Bing Crosby - Bing Crosby CBS Radio Recordings 1954-56
Bing Crosby - Centennial Anthology (CD/DVD)
Black Prairie - Feast of the Hunters' Moon (vinyl)
BoDeans - Mr. Sad Clown
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson's Incredible Journey"
Bobby Mcferrin - Vocabularies
Bonobo - Black Sands (vinyl)
Brooklyn Rider - Dominant Curve
Buddy Holly and the Crickets - The Music of Buddy Holly and The Crickets: The Definitive Story"
Caetano Veloso - Domingo
Carey Blyton - Choral Music
Carey Blyton - Return Of Bulgy Gogo
Cary Brothers - Under Control
Cassandra Wilson - Silver Pony
Catherine Howe - What a Beautiful Place (vinyl)
Cheap Trick - One on One/Next Position Please (remastered)
Chris Barber - Chris Barber At The BBC Vol 2
Chris Botti - In Boston
Cinematic Orchestra - Late Night Tales
Civil Twilight - Civil Twilight
Codeine Velvet Club - Codeine Velvet Club (vinyl)
Common Loon - The Long Dream of Birds
Communist Daughter - Soundtrack To The End
Count Basie - Basie In London
Count Basie - Hall Of Fame
Crackin' - Crackin'
Crackin' - Makings of a Dream
Crackin' - Special Touch
Cure - Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition
Darkthrone - Circle the Wagons
Dave Barnes - What We Want, What We Get
Dave Brubeck - Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
Dave Brubeck - Three Classic Albums
Dave Brubeck - Time Out (45 RPM 200 Gram)
David Bowie - David Bowie (remastered with bonus CD)
David Byrne & Fatboy Slim - Here Lies Love (2-CD & DVD special edition)
David Grisman - Live
Death Cab for Cutie - Open Door (vinyl reissue)
Dionne Warwick - No Night So Long
Doors - When You're Strange (soundtrack)
Doves - The Places Between: The Best of Doves
Dr. Dog - Shame, Shame (vinyl)
Drive-By Truckers - Your Woman Is a Living Thing (vinyl)
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (Deluxe Edition) (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Duran Duran - Seven & the Ragged Tiger (Deluxe Edition) (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Elis Regina - Como & Porque
Elis Regina - Elis & Tom
Elis Regina - In London
Elliott Smith - From a Basement on the Hill (remastered) (vinyl)
Elliott Smith - Roman Candle (remastered) (vinyl)
Emery - Are You Listening
Eraserheads - The Reunion Concert
Fabrizio Sotti - Inner Dance
Five In Orbit - Freaks
Fleetwood Mac - Perfect in Every Way
Flying Lizards - Flying Lizards (reissue)
Foreigner - SoundStage Presents Foreigner Live
Franciose Hardy - La Pluie Sans Parapluie
Frank Sinatra - Classic Sinatra Green Box
Free & Bad Company - Very Best of Free & Bad Company Featuring Paul Rodgers
Future Islands - In the Fall EP (vinyl)
Gene Autrey - South of the Border: Songs of Old Mexico
Gilberto Gil - Bandadois
Growing - Pumps (vinyl)
Guns N' Roses - The Rock Power Collection
Hacienda - Big Red & Barbacoa (vinyl)
Harlem - Hippies (vinyl)
Hawkwind - Astoria London 2005
Heart - Greatest Hits 1985-1995 Green Box
Heavenly Sweetness -Label Compilation
Helen O'Connell - Woman's Perogative
Hollywood Saxophone Quartet - Hollywood Saxophone Quartet
Hypernova - Through The Chaos
Ian Thomas Band - Still Here
Inaki Etxepare - Integral Per Violonceli Gasp
Isley Brothers - You Make Me Want To Shout 1956 - 59 (Original Recordings Remastered)
Jakob Dylan - Women and Country
Jan Daley - Where There's Hope
Jason Urick - Fussing and Fighting (vinyl)
Javelin - No Mas (vinyl)
Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era - Jazz Genius: The Flamingo Era
Jazz Legends Forever -Sing Me A Love
Jefferson Starship - Soiled Dove
John Butler Trio - April Uprising
John Coltrane - Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
John Stetch - Carpathian Blues
John Stetch - Stetching Out
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash (4 CDs)
Johnny Hodges - Four Classic Albums
Jon Secada - Classics
Jonsi - Go (vinyl)
Judson Claiborne: Time & Temperature
Judy Garland - Judy On Broadway Tonight
Karma to Burn - Almost Heathen( vinyl)
Karma to Burn - Wild Wonderful Purgatory (vinyl)
Kathy Sanborn - Small Galaxy
Ken Colyer - Very Very Live At The 100 Club
Ken Jazzmen Colyer - Very Very Live At The 100 Club
Ken Vandermark - Chicago Volume
Ken Vandermark - Milwaukee Volume
Kenny Rankin - After the Roses
Kiki & Herb - Live at the Knitting Factory
Kristy - My Romance
Lali Puna - Our Inventions
Larry Clinton - In Hi Fi
Lars Danielsson - Signature Edition
Laura Marling - I Speak Because I Can
Lee Konitz - Lee Konitz & Wayne Marsh
Lee Konitz - Meets Jimmy Giuffrie
Les Paul - After You've Gone 1944-45
Liars - Sisterworld (vinyl)
Look Mexico - To Bed to Battle
Lothar & the Hand People - Presenting Lothar & The Hand People
Lou Gramm - Ready Or Not
Luther Ingram - Absolutely the Best of
Madonna - The Sticky & Sweet Tour (CD/DVD)
Magnus Lindgren - Batucada Jazz
Marc Antoine - Notre Histoire
Martin Sexton - Sugarcoating
McGann - Double Dutch
Meklit Hadero - On A Day Like This...
Melissa Auf der Maur - Out Of Our Minds
Merle Haggard - Out Among The Stars / A Friend in California
Metallica - Broken, Beat & Scarred
Mi Ami - Steal Your Face (vinyl)
Michael Jackson - Dangerous (Vinyl)
Miles Davis - Relaxin
Mini Ripperton - Perfect Angel
Monster Movie - Everyone Is a Ghost
Murder By Death - Good Morning, Magpie
Nara Leao - Meu Primeiro Amor
Natural Four - Natural Four / Heaven Right Here on Earth
Negura Bunget - Maiestrit
New Heavenly Blue - New Heavenly Blue•Alan Parsons - Eye to Eye: Live in Madrid
Nguyen Le - Signature Edition
Nice Nice - Extra Wow (vinyl)
Nina Simone - Icons (4 CDs)
Nirvana - Incesticide (vinyl reissue)
Olaf Arnalds - Vid Og Vid
Ost - Garota De Ipanema
P.E. Jazz Ensemble Hewitt - Winter Winds
PJ Morton - Walk Alone
Pat Benatar - Greatest Hits Green Box
Patrick Park - Come What Will (vinyl)
Paul Jabara - The Third Album (Single)
Perry Como - Icons (4 CDs)
Peter Brotzmann - Woodcuts
Peter Wolf - Midnight Souvenirs
Phoenix - Fences (vinyl)
Pieta Brown - One & All
Poison - 20 Years of Rock Green Box
Porcupine Tree - Porcupine Tree: Arriving Somewhere
Priests - In Concert at Armagh Cathedral
Ralph Marterie - Into The 50's
Ray Charles - Genius + Soul = Jazz (Deluxe Edition)
Red Sparrowes - The Fear Is Excruciating, But Therein Lies The Answer (vinyl)
Rita Coolidge - Ladys Not for Sale / Fall Into Spring / Its Only (2 CDs)
Robin Trower - Twice Removed From Yesterday (remastered)
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 - Propellor Time (Vinyl)
S - I'm Not As Good at It As You
SRC - Milestones
Sally Seltmann - Heart That's Pounding
Sam Cooke - Live At Harlem Square (Vinyl)
Secret & Whisper - Teenage Fantasy
Shark Speed - Education
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - I Learned The Hard Way (vinyl)
Slash - Slash
Solomon Burke - Nothing's Impossible
Sonny Rollins - Prestige Albums
Sonny Stitt - Plays Giuffre Arrangements
Soundgarden - Hunted Down (vinyl)
Squeeze - Argybargy (remastered with bonus disc)
Stacey Kent - Raconte Moi
Staples (Staple Singers) - Family Tree
Staples (Staple Singers) - Pass It On
Steve Miller Band - Greatest Hits 1974-1978 Green Box
Tensy Krismant / Miguel Nunez - Pacifico
The Classic Crime - Vagabonds
The Drums - Best Friend (vinyl)
The Radio Dept. - Heaven's on Fire
The Sight Below - It All Falls Apart
The Wedding Present - Live 1988
Tim Rollinson - You Tunes
Tom Jones - This Is Tom Jones: What's New Pussycat?
Triffids - Come Ride With Me Wide Open Road (10-CD box set)
True Womanhood - Basement Membranes
Tunng - Then We Saw Land (vinyl)
Ulf Wakenius - Signature Edition
Under Byen - Alt Er Tabt
Unleashed - As Yggdrasil Trembles
Various Artists - Franz Ferdinand Tribute (vinyl)
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents: Latin Party
Various Artists - Remember Me (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Smooth Jazz Tribute to Gorillaz
We Are Scientists - Rules Don't Stop (vinyl)
Whitney Houston - Collection (5 CDs)
Wolfgang Haffner - Signature Edition