Thursday, September 30, 2010

Radio Jimmy Eat World Launches on Slacker

Radio Jimmy Eat World Provides a One of a Kind Listening Experience Created and Hosted by the Band

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Jimmy Eat World and Slacker, Inc. today launched Radio Jimmy Eat World, a radio station featuring songs from the alternative rock band from Mesa, Arizona and songs that have inspired their ever-evolving style with comments and introductions from Jimmy Eat World band members. Songs from the band's entire career will be featured on the station including those from the band's brand new album Invented available now in stores and digitally. The new album marks the reunion of the band and producer Mark Trombino who served as producer on the band's two biggest selling albums Clarity and Bleed American. Radio Jimmy Eat World is now available for free in the Slacker Spotlight  section of the Slacker Radio application on the web, on home entertainment devices and leading smartphones.

Slacker Spotlight is a special station category that can be found on any Slacker Radio application. The Radio Jimmy Eat World station can also be accessed directly on the web at:

"Radio Jimmy Eat World is a reflection of who we are as a band and as individuals, offering our fans a glimpse into the music we love and what inspires us," said Jim Adkins, Jimmy Eat World lead vocalist. "Slacker is providing their listeners with a completely unique experience through free radio and unparalleled music discovery options – which we have experienced personally – we are stoked to work with them to provide a truly intimate look into who we are as a band and as music lovers." Drummer Zach Lind added, "We are very excited to have our own Slacker station so we can share some of our favorite songs with everyone."

Radio Jimmy Eat World was programmed by Jimmy Eat World lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind. The station provides listeners with Jimmy Eat World hits, an eclectic mix of hundreds of hand-picked favorites from a range of other artists such as Arcade Fire, The Cure, Rogue Wave, Rocket From The Crypt, Frightened Rabbit and many more, as well as commentary from the band on the tunes that have influenced them over almost two decades of playing together. In addition to the band's selections, each song from the new album Invented is also programmed on the station, along with other Jimmy Eat World favorites as selected by the Slacker Radio programming team.

"The Artist Showcase stations provide artists with the rare opportunity to express the genesis of who they are and leverage today's technologies to connect with their audience in a transformative way," said Scott Riggs, Director of Radio at Slacker. "By working directly with Jimmy Eat World, Slacker provides listeners with the opportunity to discover extraordinary insight into what makes their favorite band who they are."

Whether listening on the web, BlackBerry smartphones, iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, Android-powered smartphones, webOS smartphones, a Slacker-enabled SONY TV or Blu-ray player (or any of the many available devices the support Slacker Radio), Radio Jimmy Eat World listeners have instant access to the group's favorite music along with artist profiles, album reviews and album cover art. To get the free Slacker mobile application, simply direct your mobile web browser to

About Jimmy Eat World

Formed in Mesa, Arizona, Jimmy Eat World got their start in 1994 and has gained a reputation for being a band of great perseverance and hard work. The band is composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Jim Adkins, guitarist and backing vocalist Tom Linton, bassist Rick Burch and drummer Zach Lind. Since the 1999 release of their breakthrough debut album Clarity, they've sold millions of records, have had numerous top ten singles at Modern Rock Radio, appeared on Saturday Night Live and have toured with Foo Fighters, Green Day and Weezer. For more information please visit Jimmy Eat world on the web at

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Music News & Notes

Gwar Streaming Song From New Album "GWAR’s Bloody Pit of Horror"

Richmond, Virginia natives and shock-thrasher band Gwar has revealed the cover artwork for their upcoming studio album 'GWAR’s Bloody Pit of Horror.' The follow up to 2009's 'Lust in Space' is scheduled for release on November 9, 2010 through Metal Blade Records. The cover art as well as "Zombies March," the first single from "Bloody Pit of Horror," is available at this location.

Gwar will kick off its North American "Bloody Tour Of Horror," with The Casualties, Infernaeon and Mobile Deathcamp on October 2, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland.


Rihanna Unveils New Album Artwork

Rihanna has revealed the colorful cover art for her upcoming new album 'Loud' after leaving a series of teasers on her Twitter and Facebook pages for fans to pour over. The R&B superstar left different portions of the artwork on her various social media sites before revealing the full picture on her official website. The cover is a close up shot of Rihanna sporting her new bright red haired look.

'Loud' is Rihanna's fifth studio album and is set for release on November 12th. It will feature her latest single "Only Girl (In The World)" and her upcoming single "What's My Name," for which Rihanna has reportedly just finished shooting a new video. A full track list has yet to be confirmed, more detials when they become available......


Death Cab, M Ward, Laura Veirs On Led Zeppelin Tribute

M. Ward, Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla and Colorado alt-folk singer Laura Veirs are among the artists covering some of their favorite Led Zeppelin tracks on a new tribute album to the 70s rock icons.

The album, 'From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin,' is scheduled for release on Jealous Butcher Records on October 8th. It has been six years in the making and reportedly came out when Rob (Jealous Butcher), Matt (Ward) and John (King) were sitting around the basement in the evening working on cover art for a project, each proclaiming their love and respect for Led Zeppelin in their formative musical years and that it be nice to put together a tribute release featuring friends; not being a "who's who" sort of tribute, but rather a 'community' inspired collection of Zeppelin songs."

Laura Veirs collaborated with Mount Analog on her take on 'The Ocean', which you can listen to via

Here is full track list for 'From The Land Of Ice And Snow: The Songs Of Led Zeppelin:'


Good Times Bad Times / KIND OF LIKE SPITTING
Babe I'm Gonna Leave You / THE CLAMPITT FAMILY
Your Time Is Gonna Come / NICK JAINA
Whole Lotta Love / FUKD'UPTIGHT
Nobody's Fault But Mine / CARCRASHLANDER
Fool In The Rain / KAIA
Thank You / DAN JONES
Out On The Tiles / SUPER XX MAN
Tangerine / JEFF LONDON
Bron-Y-Aur Stomp / ARCH CAPE
Hey Hey What Can I Do / WEINLAND
In The Evening / CHRIS WALLA


Black Dog / LANA REBEL
Rock and Roll / PELLET GUN
The Battle of Evermore / TU FAWNING
Stairway To Heaven / KELLY BLAIR BAUMAN
Misty Moutain Hop / BUELTON
Over The Hills and Far Away / JOHANNA KUNIN
No Quarter / TESTFACE
Houses Of The Holy / BELTLINE
Bron-Yr-Aur / M. WARD
Down By The Seaside / POWER OF COUNTY
I'm Gonna Crawl / DAVE DEPPER


Communication Breakdown / CAPTAIN VS. CREW
Heartbreaker / WOW & FLUTTER
Immigrant Song / LEIGH MARBLE
Going To California / THE VALIANT ARMS
When the Levee Breaks / LARRY CRANE
The Rain Song / ANTLERAND
Over The Hills and Far Away / THE MIGHTY GHOSTS OF HEAVEN
D'yer Mak'er / CHAD CROUCH
Nobodys Fault But Mine V.1 / CARCRASHLANDER
Going To California / COOL SUMNER
Tea For One / LKN


Hour Of The Wolf collection set for release

After the "Power Of The Wolf" EP in 2006 (Limekiln), "Waste Makes Waste" EP in 2007 (Think Fast!), "Split" with Lewd Acts in 2008 (Think Fast!), and the "Obsolete" EP in 2009 (Hellfish), it appears time for that annual release from Arizona's bastard sons, Hour Of The Wolf. "Decompositions Volume 1" is one half of a complete collection from 'The Wolf and it's now available for pre-order. Think Fast! Records co-owner and Hour Of The Wolf super-fan, Ryan O'Connor details the release:

"One time in Tokyo, Addison and I were were talking about how someday we hoped to team up to release an Hour Of The Wolf discography. Two and a half years later we have half of it at this rate, we will have Volume 2 ready in 2013. Okay it'll probably come out sooner than that. But anyway, with all of the odds and ends we've seen from Hour Of The Wolf (and never a proper full-length), this is a necessary collection, and a must-have for any fan of the band. It's the first time any of the songs have been released on vinyl, includes a new track which is grimiest they've ever written, the entire "Power Of The Wolf" EP, and a bunch of awesome cover tunes. It comes in a gatefold jacket, includes a digital download coupon for those who don't have a turn table, and the first press is limited to 500 copies on colored vinyl. With more headaches than we care to count, we're very stoked for this release to finally see the light of day."

The first press of the release features clear blue with dark blue swirl vinyl (limited to 200) and split red/yellow vinyl (limited to 300). There is a discounted package for the vinyl nerds who want to order both colored vinyl versions of the record. Also worth noting is that an Hour Of The Wolf coffee mug is being made available for all pre-orders! We couldn't think of a more appropriate artist to brand Think Fast!'s first ever coffee mug, and it's going to be a limited run, with no promises to print more. Right now the mug is only available when you pre-order the new record. Pre-orders are expected to ship on November 2nd, with the official release date being November 9th. All pre-orders come with a free digital download coupon, and a free, full color Think Fast! Showcase Tour poster. The showcase tour hits most major U.S. cities this Fall and features Hour Of The Wolf, Outbreak, and lots more.

Not familiar with 'The Wolf? To put things simply, and at risk of sounding cliché, Hour Of The Wolf is a band who likes to play by their own rules. Combining a sound that fits just as nicely next to the Misfits as it does Motorhead? Check. Touring with punk bands like Against All Authority, metal-core bands like Bleeding Through, and hardcore bands like Terror? Check. Going five years and purposely avoiding putting out a proper full length album? Check. Hour Of The Wolf is clearly not set to please anyone but themselves, and frankly, we wouldn't want it any other way. Alternative Press described their latest output as a "virtually perfect blend of fever, passion and raucousness". "Decompositions Volume 1" may very well be the closest thing to a full-length album that we ever see from Hour Of The Wolf - that is, until Volume 2 drops in 2011.


Switchfoot, Fat Mike, Tegan and Sara and More Celebrate Bad Religion

In celebration of Bad Religion's 30th anniversary and new album, 'The Dissent of Man,' some music giants including MySpace Music, SPIN and Epitaph Records have partnered up to release a free compilation, 'Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion,' which will feature an assortment of artists and bands covering songs from the hard-rocking group's catalog.

The excitement kicks off with Tegan and Sara's somber version of "Suffer," the title track from Bad Religion's groundbreaking 1988 album, and Polar Bear Club's cover of "Better off Dead" from 1994's 'Stranger Than Fiction,' which can both be heard now at or

Over the next three weeks MySpace Music and will be rolling out new songs from the Bad Religion tribute compilation which will feature covers from William Elliott Whitmore, Frank Turner, The Weakerthans, Switchfoot, Ted Leo, Cheap Girls, New Politics, Cobra Skulls featuring Fat Mike from NOFX and Riverboat Gamblers.

The compilation will be available for download on October 19 at in conjunction with an oral history of Epitaph Records with liner notes for the tribute album running in the November issue of SPIN magazine.


50th Anniversary of The Rat Pack Brings Two Albums

To mark the 50th anniversary of The Rat Pack, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr., Reprise Records and Capitol/EMI is set to release two essential collections: 'The Very Best Of The Rat Pack '(Reprise) on November 9 and 'Christmas With The Rat Pack '(Capitol/EMI) on October 5, available at all retail outlets (CD and digital), including

Featuring 18 Vegas-era favorites that spotlight each singer, 'The Very Best Of The Rat Pack' captures the upbeat entertainment style synonymous with the trio. Showcasing swinging classics from each member solo along with two duets that feature Sinatra and Davis ("Me And My Shadow") and Davis and Martin ("Sam's Song"). The collection also includes a previously unreleased alternate version of Sinatra's "I'm Gonna Live Until I Die."

Ol' Blues Eyes opens the album with the signature track "Come Fly With Me" and also contributes his irresistible hits "I Get A Kick Out Of You" and "Witchcraft." The collection also includes "I've Got You Under My Skin," ranked among Sinatra aficionados as one of his finest collaborations with Nelson Riddle, and "Luck Be A Lady," a song featured in the musical "Guys And Dolls."

Dino's velvety croon takes the spotlight on six unforgettable performances that include "Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)," the dramatic Italian ballad that Martin took to #12 in 1958, "Who's Got The Action?" from the 1962 film of the same name starring Martin and Lana Turner, and "Ain't That A Kick In The Head," a tune he sang in the Rat Pack's classic 1960 heist film Ocean's 11.

Davis' ebullient delivery and vocal power shine on standout tracks such as "Eee-O Eleven" from the Ocean's 11 soundtrack, "A Lot Of Livin' To Do," a song originally written for the 1960 musical Bye Bye Birdie, and "Too Close For Comfort," from the 1956 Broadway play Mr. Wonderful in which Davis played the starring role.

Christmas With The Rat Pack, a 16-track collection of festive holiday classics begins with Dean Martin's "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!," followed by Frank Sinatra's take on "Mistletoe And Holly," and Sammy Davis Jr.'s "Christmas Time All Over The World." Other songs featured in the collection include Martin's "Silver Bells," "White Christmas," "Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer," and "Winter Wonderland," Sinatra's "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing," "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," and "The First Noel," and Davis' "Jingle Bells" and "The Christmas Song," among others.


1. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
2. Ain't That A Kick In The Head – Dean Martin
3. Too Close For Comfort – Sammy Davis Jr.
4. I've Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra
5. Who's Got The Action? – Dean Martin
6. A Lot Of Livin' To Do – Sammy Davis Jr.
7. Ring-A-Ding Ding – Frank Sinatra
8. Eee-O Eleven – Sammy Davis Jr.
9. Luck Be A Lady – Frank Sinatra
10. Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu) – Dean Martin
11. Birth Of The Blues – Sammy Davis Jr.
12. Witchcraft – Frank Sinatra
13. You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You – Dean Martin
14. I Get A Kick Out Of You – Frank Sinatra
15. Sam's Song – Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr.
16. I'm Gonna Live Until I Die – Frank Sinatra (Alternate Version)
17. Everybody Loves Somebody – Dean Martin
18. Me And My Shadow – Frank Sinatra & Sammy Davis Jr.


1. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! – Dean Martin
2. Mistletoe And Holly – Frank Sinatra
3. Christmas Time All Over The World – Sammy Davis Jr.
4. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – Frank Sinatra
5. Silver Bells – Dean Martin
6. The Christmas Waltz – Frank Sinatra
7. Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer - Dean Martin
8. Jingle Bells – Sammy Davis, Jr.
9. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas – Frank Sinatra
10. Peace On Earth / Silent Night – Dean Martin
11. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear – Frank Sinatra
12. Winter Wonderland – Dean Martin
13. The Christmas Song – Sammy Davis Jr.
14. The First Noel – Frank Sinatra
15. White Christmas – Dean Martin
16. I'll Be Home For Christmas (If Only In My Dreams) – Frank Sinatra


Iron Maiden/Deep Purple/Black Sabbath Supergrouping

Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan are going to be recording together again, however this time they will bring in Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain and Deep Purple's Jon Lord along for the ride... and it's all for a good cause. Iommi's site explains:

"In 1989 Tony Iommi and Ian Gillan were just a few names in a long list of talent involved in the recording of the Deep Purple track "Smoke on The Water." This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988."

In October of last year both Tony and Ian travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.

Next week Tony and Ian will be heading back into the studio, joined by Jon Lord (ex Deep Purple / Whitesnake) and Nicko McBrain (drummer of Iron Maiden) to record a new track to raise money to rebuild the Armenian music school. More information about the charity single "Out of my Mind" very soon......


Sorrows Path Announces New Album Track Listing And Reveals Artwork

Sorrows Path have issued the following announcement about revealing the cover artwork for the band's new album:

"Hail doomsters and friends! We are really proud to reveal the cover and the track listing of our newborn child 'The Rough Path of Nihilism' which is going to be released on October 29, 2010 by Rock It Up Records! The cover was done by artist Seth Siron Anton, the famous bassist and vocalist of Septic Flesh, who already worked with big names such as Paradise Lost, Kamelot, Moonspell, Exodus, and many more!"

The album's track list::

1. All Love is Lost
i) Lost Innocence
ii) Lost Youth
2. The Beast (S.P.R.)
3. Honestly...
4. Fetish
5. Dirty Game
6. Mr. Holy
7. Getting Closer
8. Queen of Doom
9. Prostitute
10. Hymn of Differentiation
11. Empty Eyes and Blackened Hearts
12. Nihilism


JIMMY PAGE and EDDIE VAN HALEN Top 'Greatest Guitar Solo' List

According to The Pulse of Radio, Jimmy Page's 1971 solo to LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" topped the list of the "Top 50 Guitar Solos Of All Time." Next at #2 is Eddie Van Halen's 1978 groundbreaking instrumental "Eruption" from VAN HALEN's self-titled debut, with Jimi Hendrix's solo on his 1968 cover of BOB DYLAN's "All Along The Watchtower" rounding out the Top 3.

Hendrix made the list four times — the most of any guitarist. Eric Clapton scored three times with solos for tracks with CREAM, THE BEATLES, and DEREK & THE DOMINOES. In addition to his runner-up spot with "Eruption", Van Halen's 1982 solo on MICHAEL JACKSON's "Beat It" came in at No. 50.

Jimmy Page — whose solos to LED ZEPPELIN's "Since I've Been Loving You", "Heartbreaker" and "Whole Lotta Love" also made the list — says that after all the success LED ZEPPELIN had, the real reward has been that the music has lasted so well: "The most satisfying, the most rewarding part of it, is having been part of music like that, which has stood up to the test of time. Every musician hopes that their music will hold up. And it's wonderful."

Peter Frampton has been close friends with Page since the mid-1960s. He frequently watched ZEPPELIN record in the early '70s at London's Olympic Studios, while taking breaks from his own recordings and was consistently impressed with Jimmy Page's guitar technique: "He's a very well-rounded player. His technique on acoustic is phenomenal. And he uses various different open tunings. He tunes his guitar down and there's a special 'Jimmy Page' tuning (laughs) that he uses on a lot of the stuff."'s "Top 50 Guitar Solos Of All Time":

1. Stairway To Heaven - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
2. Eruption - Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
3. All Along The Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
4. Hotel California - Don Felder and Joe Walsh (THE EAGLES)
5. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)
6. Free Bird - Gary Rossington and Allen Collins (LYNYRD SKYNYRD)
7. Layla - Eric Clapton and Duane Allman (DEREK & THE DOMINOS)
8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton (THE BEATLES)
9. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
10. Bohemian Rhapsody - Brian May (QUEEN)
11. Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
12. 'Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
13. Sweet Child O' Mine - Slash (GUNS N' ROSES)
14. Hot For Teacher - Eddie Van Halen (VAN HALEN)
15. Since I've Been Loving You - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
16. November Rain - Slash (GUNS N' ROSES)
17. Mr. Crowley - Randy Rhoads (OZZY OSBOURNE)
18. Whole Lotta Rosie - Angus Young (AC/DC)
19. Like A Hurricane - Neil Young
20. Sultans Of Swing - Mark Knopfler (DIRE STRAITS)
21. Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan (STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN & DOUBLE TROUBLE)
22. One - Kirk Hammett (METALLICA)
23. Cortez The Killer - Neil Young
24. Rock Around the Clock - Danny Cedrone (BILL HALEY & THE COMETS)
25. Sweet Jane - Live - Steve Hunter and Dick Wagner (LOU REED)
26. Purple Rain - Prince (PRINCE & THE REVOLUTION)
27. Heartbreaker - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
28. Jessica - Dickey Betts (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
29. Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix
30. Crossroads - Eric Clapton (CREAM)
31. Time - David Gilmour (PINK FLOYD)
32. Are You Experienced? - Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
33. Race With the Devil - Cliff Gallup (GENE VINCENT)
34. Don't Believe A Word - Brian Robertson (THIN LIZZY)
35. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix (THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE)
36. Besame Mucho - Wes Montgomery
37. Sympathy For The Devil - Keith Richards (THE ROLLING STONES)
38. Blue Sky - Duane Allman and Dickey Betts (THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND)
39. My Sharona - Berton Averre (THE KNACK)
40. Marquee Moon - Tom Verlaine (TELEVISION)
41. Hitch A Ride - Tom Scholz (BOSTON)
42. The End - Paul McCartney, John Lennon, and George Harrison (THE BEATLES)
43. Whole Lotta Love - Jimmy Page (LED ZEPPELIN)
44. Train Kept A-Rollin' - Live - Joe Perry (AEROSMITH)
45. Highway Star - Ritchie Blackmore (DEEP PURPLE)
46. Dirt - Ron Asheton (THE STOOGES)
47. Off The Handle - Rory Gallagher
48. The Great Curve - Adrian Belew (THE TALKING HEADS)
49. The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan
50. Beat It - Eddie Van Halen (MICHAEL JACKSON)

Like all of these types of lists, it is very subjective.  Personally, I love the guitar work on "Aqualung," by Jethro Tull as well as the riffs and solos on Neil Young's "Cowgirl In The Sand." And, the guitar solo on "My Sharona" making the list? Not when you only have one Stevie Ray Vaughan cut, that's just silly. Any thoughts, who's on your list?

This Date In Music History - September 30


Soul singer Cissy Houston, and mother of Whitney Houston. Member of Sweet Inspirations, The Drinkard Singers, (with Dionne Warwick), back-up singer with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross. (1933)

Johnny Mathis - His 'Greatest Hits' album spent over nine years on the US chart (1935)

Dewey Martin - The Dillards, Buffalo Springfield (1942)

Marilyn McCoo - 5th Dimension (1943)

Sylvia Peterson - Chiffons (1946)

John Lombardo - 10,000 Maniacs (1952)

Robby Takac - Goo Goo Dolls (1964)

Trey Anastasio - Phish (1964)

Steve Klein - New Found Glory (1979)

Keisha Buchanan - Sugababes (1984)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1942, Frankie Lymon, singer, Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers. He died from a drug overdose on February 28, 1968 (age 25).

Born today in 1942 Gus Dudgeon, producer. Best known for his work with Elton John. Also produced David Bowie, The Beach Boys, Zombies, Kiki Dee, Strawbs, XTC and Joan Armatrading. Dudgeon was killed in a car accident on July 21, 2002 (his wife, Sheila, was also killed in the accident).

Born on this day in 1947, Marc Bolan, guitarist, singer-songwriter, member of T Rex. Bolan was killed in a car accident on September 16, 1977.

Mary Ford died from cancer in 1977, after being in a diabetic coma for 54 days. One-half of the husband-and-wife musical team, Les Paul and Mary Ford. Between 1950 and 1954, the couple had 16 top-ten hits; in 1951 alone, they sold six million records.


The show "Porgy and Bess" opened for the first time in Boston in 1935.

The Beatles performed at the Indra Club, Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, West Germany in 1960.

In 1961, unknown Bob Dylan played harmonica for the recording of Caroline Hester's first Columbia album. Producer John Hammond is so impressed, he signed Dylan to a contract with Columbia Records.

In 1965, Donovan made his US television debut on Shindig! along with The Hollies, The Turtles and the Dave Clark Five.

BBC Radio 1 was launched in the UK in 1967. Former Radio Caroline DJ Tony Blackburn was the first presenter on air. The Move's "Flowers In The Rain," was the first record played.

Van Morrison's "Brown-Eyed Girl" peaked at #10 on the pop chart in 1967.

On the David Frost Show in 1967, John Lennon and Paul McCartney promoted transcendental meditation and the teachings of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi. They are true believers, for awhile. Ohmmmmm.....

Christine Hinton, the girlfriend of David Crosby, was killed in a car crash near San Francisco in 1969. Crosby spends years trying to cope with the tragedy.

In 1971, Rick Wakeman made his live debut with Yes at The De Montford Hall, Leicester at the start of a 23-date UK tour.

Columbia Records announced that they were closing down four Hollywood studios in 1972.

Ringo Starr released the album "Ringo The Fourth" in 1977.

In 1977, Foghat played a benefit concert in New York for the preservation of rare Blues recordings. Since Foghat built their reputation recycling Blues riffs, it`s an appropriate payback.

David Cassidy was at #1 on the UK singles chart in 1972 with "How Can I Be Sure." It was the star from the US TV series the Partridge Family's first UK #1 and the cut was originally recorded by The Young Rascals in 1967.

In 1974, police were called to a Lynyrd Skynyrd and Blue Oyster Cult concert after a fight broke out between two sound engineers. The Skynyrd roadie claimed that the sound had been deliberately turned off during the bands set.

Exile started a four week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 1978 with "Kiss You All Over."

Roy Orbison's cable TV special 'A Black and White Night' was filmed in 1982, with Bruce Springsteen, Jackson Browne, K.D. Lang and?? Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, T Bone Burnett (and others) backing up the legend.

In 1988, John Lennon was awarded a posthumous star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Bette Midler was awarded $400,000 in a lawsuit against the Ford Motor Company in 1989 over their use of a soundalike singer in their commercials.

Neil Young appeared on "Saturday Night Live" in 1989 and performed "Rockin' In The Free World."

The Rolling Stones recorded the video for "Rock And A Hard Place" at Foxboro-Sullivan Stadium in 1989.

Singer Steve Earle was arrested in Nashville in 1992 after he failed to report for jury service.

Kate Pierson from The B-52's was charged with criminal mischief and trespassing during an anti-fur protest at 'Vogue's' New York City offices in 1993.

David Crosby and George Harrison appeared on the fifth season premiere of "The Simpsons" in 1993. Homer recounts his brief pop success as a member of the B-Sharps. Following a bitter break-up, the B-Sharps reunite on the rooftop of Moe`s Tavern to sing their one hit "Baby On Board." George drives by in a limo and intones "it`s been done."

Mariah Carey made chart history in 1995 when she started an eight week run at #1 on the US singles chart with "Fantasy," making her the first female act to enter the chart in top position.

The Bob Dylan album 'Time Out of Mind' was released in 1997.

The Rolling Stones released 'Bridges To Babylon' in 1997.

Jonny Lang, Slash (Guns 'n' Roses), Joey Ramone (Ramones) and Rick Nelson (Cheap Trick) and others appeared on "The Drew Carey Show" in 1998. All the musicians were trying out for lead guitarist of Carey's band.

In 2004, Bono called on Europe and the United States to commit more resources to stemming poverty and AIDS in Africa. He addressesed the annual conference of the United Kingdom`s governing Labour Party in Brighton, England. "This is not about charity, this is about justice," says U2’s frontman. And we thought he was just a singer.....

Justin Timberlake started a two week run at #1 on the US album chart in 2006 with his second solo album ‘FutureSex/LoveSounds’ which also became the biggest album ever for pre-orders on iTunes.

Billy Joel puts his Long Island home on the market in 2006. Frustrated by legal barriers preventing him from constructing a dock in the harbor to store three boats, Joel’s asking price for the 14,000-square-foot mansion, a guest cottage and a beach house is a mere $37.5 million. I'll write a check...

The 21st edition of Farm Aid was in Camden, NJ in 2006, with performances by founders Neil Young, John Mellencamp and Willie Nelson. Gov't Mule and the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis also take the stage. The event grossed $1.1 million in ticket sales for US family farmers. "It is unfortunate that we have to continue doing this," says Young. "I really hope that we don't have to do Farm Aid forever." Meanwhile on the left coast... Jackson Browne and ex-Doobie Brothers singer-keyboardist Michael McDonald headline the fourth annual Ventura Hillsides Music Festival in Ventura, Calif. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ventura Hillsides Conservancy.

Country music singer Keith Urban crashed his motorcycle in 2007 on the way to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting. The 39-year-old, who was not injured, said he was being followed by a photographer when the accident happened near his home in Sydney, Australia.

Reba McEntire was at #1 on the US album chart in 2007 with 'Reba: Duets.'

“Nightmare Revisited” was released in 2008. Marilyn Manson, KoRn, Rise Against, Flyleaf and Evanescence singer Amy Lee reworked songs from Tim Burton's ‘93 movie 'The Nightmare Before Christmas.'

Alice Cooper had to tone down his performance on CBS' Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson in 2008 after network officials deemed a planned segment too graphic. Cooper initially intended to re-enact a scene from his "Vengeance Is Mine" video by pretending to strangle a female audience member with a scarf. That was a no-go. Why didn’t he just hang himself like in the old days?

In 2009, Bruce Springsteen played the first of 5 sold-out shows to close out the life of Giants Stadium (in NJ). At each concert, Springsteen performs one of his classic albums – “Born To Run” (2x), “Darkness On The Edge Of Town” and “Born In The U.S.A.”(2x) – in its entirety.

History Repeats Itself: Poobah and JPT Scare Band Together Again on the Same Record Label and on the Air at WFMU

Poobah 1972
In the early 1990’s a small record label broke out of San Antonio, Monster Records, specializing in limited release/collector’s vinyl from underground 1970’s hard rock bands. For several years, Monster churned out an impressive array of steaming protometal, adding such bands as Poobah, JPT Scare Band, Truth and Janey, Hawkwind, and Manilla Road to their roster. But as so often happens in the music business, time passed, tastes changed and Monster Records ceased to exist.

Fast forward 20 years, and the sands of the hourglass churn backwards in time. Suddenly metal legends, Youngstown Ohio’s Poobah, and Kansas City’s JPT Scare Band, find themselves as popular as ever and stunningly, back on the same record label. This time it’s Ripple Music filling the void, providing the world with the tasty underground protometal that they crave.

Within a span of two months, both JPT Scare Band and Poobah released classic works with Ripple Music, JPT Scare Band’s “Acid Blues is the White Man’s Burden,” and Poobah’s 1972 seminal debut, “Let Me In.” Both releases hit the world in eye-opening, two-tone double LP packages with gatefold covers as well as CD formats. Both packed with rare pictures, notes, and bonus tracks.

Jim Gustafson, the mastermind behind Poobah, sums it up. “It’s cool that Poobah ended up with JPT again on the same label, only better this time. I saved these tapes for decades, looking for the right time and place to do this, and now it has happened.”

And 40 years after originally forming, both bands find themselves cranking out their music to a legion of fans new and old. WFMU in New York has both bands on frequent rotation, spreading the protometal, acid rock gospel to hungry, waiting ears.

JPT Scare Band 1973

“It’s a wonderful bit of synchronicity,” says JPT Scare Band drummer, Jeff Littrel, “that when we finally get back on a label again, the moguls at Ripple Music have also signed our old label mates, Poobah. Déjà vu all over again! JPT Scare Band and Poobah ripping faces off on the same label in the 21st Century.”

Ripple Music plans to keep bringing on the ballsy retro-metal with future releases by Scottish protometal icons, Iron Claw, as well as modern purveyors following the raw, sonic blueprint, Stone Axe, Mos Generator, Grifter, Mighty High, and Venomin James.

As Ripple founders Todd Severin and John Rancik say, “Ripple Music exists to bring the guts back to rock and roll!”

For further information or promos for either band, please contact:

John Rancik
Ripple Music

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Lately I've been having a blast with a fun and very inexpensive hobby; collecting 78 rpm singles.

I find them in thrift and second-hand stores, as well as at yard and estate sales, and they usually cost a quarter or less.

One recent find is “On the Beach at Waikiki-Medley,” backed with “Moe Uhane Waltz,” by Helen Louise and Frank Ferera (Victor 17880).

The A-side label indicates a medley, yet only mentions “On the Beach at Waikiki.” Are there other tunes played that are not named? I can't tell by listening.

These two Hawaiian guitarists are great, and I'm on the lookout for more of their records.

Having never heard of them before, what can you tell me about their place in Hawaiian music history?
—Jamie Evans, Greendale, Wisc.

DEAR JAMIE: A native Hawaiian, Frank Ferera (nee: Palakiko Ferreira) is to Hawaiian music as Django Reinhardt to jazz guitarists, or to Edith Piaf who took the music of France far beyond French borders.

With regard to significance and his place in Hawaiian music history, it's hard to rank anyone above him.

Ferera (1885-1951) came to the U.S. in 1902, where he soon added the Hawaiian steel guitar to his repertoire. He even became a fine singer, though most of his recordings are instrumentals.

In 1915, he met Helen Louise Greenus and her sister Irene Lilliam Greenus, two gals from Seattle who played Hawaiian music on guitar and ukulele. With so much in common, Frank and Helen connected instantly, soon married, then toured the vaudeville circuit as a duo.

Irene often joined her sister and brother-in-law in concerts and on recordings, though this trio is always credited on record labels as Louise, Ferera and Greenus. Best known among their Columbia titles are: (#2405) “La Paloma”; (#2450) “Little Alabama Coon”; (#2614) “Funiculi Funicula”; and (#2916) “In the Heart of Hawaii.”

Victor Records signed the newlyweds in 1915, and their first release is the record you just found: “On the Beach at Waikiki-Medley.”

After a portion of “On the Beach at Waikiki,” the medley continues with: “My Honolulu Tom Boy”; “Waikiki Hula”; “Kawaihau”; “Mauna Keala”; and “Ninipo.”

Tragedy struck the Fereras on December 12, 1919. Frank and Helen were traveling from Los Angeles to Seattle aboard Pacific Steamship's SS President, to spend Christmas with her family.

At around 4:00 a.m. on that Friday morning, with the ship steaming toward San Francisco, Helen reportedly walked out of their room, giving no reason for leaving.

She was never seen again.

After searching from bow to stern, and finding no clues to Helen's unexplained disappearance, authorities concluded she somehow ended up overboard and was lost at sea. Apparently, neither suicide nor foul play seemed likely.

According to Pacific Steamship, adverse weather also played no part in whatever happened to Helen. After the vessel docked in San Francisco, a company superintendent told reporters “the seas were as smooth as a mill pond.”

Based on what information, we don't know, but one week later Helen's mother - who was in Washington and not on board the ship — offered a much different opinion to the Seattle Daily Times:

“There was a strong wind blowing when my daughter left her stateroom and we believe she was washed overboard.”

Truly an unsolved mystery.

IZ ZAT SO? In the years following the loss of Helen Louise, Frank Ferera continued to record, often with sidekicks Anthony J. Franchini and John K. Paaluhi.

He also provided Hawaiian style backing for the immensely popular vocalist Annette Hanshaw, as well as many other lesser known artists.

During Frank's 15-year recording career (1915-1930), he is heard on no less than 2000 records, on numerous labels. Among them are: Brunswick; Cameo; Columbia; Conqueror; Edison; Gennett; Harmony; Perfect; Puritone; Velvet Tone; and Victor.

Ballpark estimates credit Ferera as being involved in about 25% of all Hawaiian music recorded during those years.

Prices for Ferera's 78s vary widely, with most selling in the $30 to $300 range. Any of these would be a steal for 25-cents.

Jerry Osborne answers as many questions as possible through this column.  Write Jerry at: Box 255, Port Townsend, WA 98368  E-mail:  Visit his Web site:

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

Copyright 2010 Osborne Enterprises- Reprinted By Permission


An affordable hifi stereo system for vinyl

I came across a new site lately and contacted the gentleman who owns and operates it and he (Mike) has been gracious enough to allow me to share some of his work with the CVR audience.  Be sure to stop by his site and look around and welcome a new contributor to the CVR Blog!

An affordable hifi stereo system for vinyl

One of the major topics of this blog is affordable audio, so i’ve decided to put together a reasonable priced system for playing vinyl records. These recommendations are just starting points, and I would encourage you to substitute components for any vintage or used stuff you might find. You can always upgrade later, the point now is to start spinning records as soon as possible.

Basically, a hifi stereo setup involves three parts: the source(s), amplifier and speakers. There are a variety of other sources possible (CD/SACD players, iPods, computers, etc) but for now we’ll stick to a turntable. You probably already own a MP3 or CD player anyway.

  Turntable – Pro-ject Debut III

This is the table I currently use, and I highly recommend it. Professional reviewers agree  that it is a perfect entry level turntable for those curious about vinyl. Unlike other, more expensive turntables, it’s pretty much ready to go right out of the box and comes complete with a cartridge (the needle), tonearm, dust cover, felt record mat and attached L+R and grounding cables. The MSRP is currently $349, and there is a $499 version that includes a USB output so you can rip your records to your computer and convert them to MP3. Amazon is currently sold out, but Acoustic Sounds  has it, and they can also be found at Magnolia outlets (which are often located in Best Buy stores).

  Amplifier – Cambridge Audio Topaz AM10

The signal from a turntable must go through a preliminary stage of amplification before it can go to the main amp. This might be accomplished with a “phono stage” like the NAD PP-2 , which I use, but it is an additional expense, takes up more space and uses more resources. The solution is to use an amplifier that has an integrated phono stage, like the Topaz AM10. I haven’t listened to this particular amp, but Stereophile’s Stephen Mejias  recommends this and it is the cheapest one of the four he lists in the linked article. In addition to the phono stage, it’s small, light, looks cool, and has a front input to plug in your iPod. Amazon’s got it for 349 dollars  , and it’s probably your cheapest, easiest bet for beginner hifi amplification.

Speakers -

For beginners, floorstanders might not be the best idea, simply due to their size and expense (although you wouldn’t need to buy speaker stands). Bookshelf speakers are the optimal entry level solution. The problem with speakers is that they are the most subjective in terms of sound quality; what sounds good to me might sound awful to you. This is why it’s kind of difficult to recommend a good speaker without listening first, but sticking with established brands that specialize in making speakers is a good start. This means avoiding crap from Sony or Yamaha, which might be cheap but are of poor quality. Bose speakers have an undeserved reputation for quality thanks to aggressive marketing, but they are the laughing stock of the audiophile world. The Polk Audio TSi200  is available for about $300 a pair, or if you need to go cheaper then the Klipsch B-2 Synergy   is only a bit over $180. Either of these would work fine for a hi-fi-curious individual. A set of speaker stands can be found at most any big box store for 20-30 bucks, or you could DIY up some of your own.


Turntable – $349
Amp – $349
Speakers- $180
Cables and other accessories – $50

Total: +- $928

I hear ya, that’s hardly pocket change. But as I mentioned in the beginning, this is only a suggestion. The best deal and the most important purchase is the Pro-ject turntable, I can’t really think of a better value for the money. The speakers can vary, if you already have a cheapo pair then use them to begin with. The amplifier is optional as well, in fact, if you browse vintage or thrift stores you shouldn’t have a problem finding a decent integrated amp. Most older (pre-1990s) amps that you’ll likely encounter have a phono stage; if it has an input on the back labeled “PHONO” then you’re good to go.

Every system has humble origins, and once you get into vinyl you’ll be hooked.

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Serato x Eric Orr Picture Disc Control Vinyl [ Limited Edition ]

Serato is proud to announce the release of the first ever picture disc in the Serato Artist Series - The Eric Orr DJ Robot Control Vinyl.

This Control Vinyl will showcase pieces designed exclusively for Serato by artists from around the world. Working with STOKYO we have created an incredibly unique Control Vinyl. Hand pressed in Japan and 30% lighter than a traditional picture disc; these records are designed by DJs, for DJs.

We are honoured to have the legendary Eric Orr design our first release, which includes a double sided pressing with the licensed Serato Control Tone on each side and 10 hologram cue point stickers.

Eric Orr is an artist and designer from New York City. He attended the School of Visual Arts in 1979 and the Arts Student League during 1980-83, and began his career painting in the NYC subway stations through the early 1980’s. It was there that he substituted typography for his unique character, or symbol, the “Robothead” and collaborated with pop artist Keith Haring on the black panel subway spaces.

Paralleling his art world in the NYC street culture, Eric was part of the hip-hop scene in the late 70’s. He produced work for DJ and community leader Afrika Bambaataa (the godfather of hip hop), the brand logo for the Strong City Records label, and legendary hip hop artists of the 80’s such as Jazzy Jay, Don Baron, Busy Bee, Nu-Sounds, Ultimate Force, Masters of Ceremony and Tony D moving into the 90’s with the Diggin’ In The Crates (DITC) crew and rapper Lord Finesse, Jazzy Joyce, JoeSki Love and Positive K just to name a few.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Phil Collins Comes Back Strong With "GOING BACK": First Solo Studio Album in Eight Years Hits

 #1 in UK, Features Array of Motown and Soul Classics; Collection Already an International Sensation, With Gold & Platinum Sales Success Across Europe; Wide Range of TV and Radio Appearances Slated, Including Today Show and WNYC's Soundcheck; "GOING BACK" Arrives in U.S. on September 28th.

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - September 27, 2010) - Atlantic recording artist Phil Collins has announced the U.S. release of his hugely anticipated new album, "GOING BACK." The legendary artist's first full-length solo work in eight years arrives in stores and at all digital retailers on Tuesday, September 28th.

"GOING BACK" is a deeply personal labor of love that finds the eight-time Grammy winner faithfully recreating the Motown and soul music that played such an influential role in his creative life. The album -- Collins' eighth solo studio recording -- will be available in a number of digital and physical editions, with exclusive extras including 7 bonus tracks, a 90-minute DVD making-of documentary, and limited edition lyric sheet lithograph. In addition, a very special "Singles Box" comprising 30 tracks across 15 vinyl 7" singles is also on offer -- for complete details, please visit

"GOING BACK" has quickly proven a worldwide phenomenon, receiving platinum certification in Germany and gold certification in both France and the United Kingdom after little more than one week in release. The album hit #1 in the UK this week as well as in Belgium and the Netherlands. "GOING BACK" has seen top 3 sales in Germany, France, Austria, and New Zealand, as well as top 5 successes in Switzerland and Italy.

"GOING BACK" has received unanimous critical acclaim from all corners of the globe. "So faithfully have Collins and his confreres recreated 'The Sound of Young America' -- shimmering tambourines drowning out drums, bass compressed to a fat, distorted throb -- that it's hard not to be swept along," declared BBC Music, which also named the collection as BBC Radio 2's "Album of the Week." "You have to take your hat off to Phil Collins," hailed England's Daily Express, noting "the 59-year-old singer zips through a selection of mostly-Motown classics like 'Jimmy Mack' and 'Uptight' with the verve, energy, and wit of a man reborn."

Closer to home, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer praised Collins for having "a way of personalizing a song, not so much to make it his own but to convince listeners its theirs... He succeeds most in doing so on relative obscurities like the Ronettes' 'Do I Love You?' and the Temptations' 'Girl (Why You Wanna Make Me Blue),' both evoking an air of wistful romance. Another noteworthy highlight is the Stevie Wonder ballad, 'Blame It On the Sun,' which Collins renders with empathy and striking conviction."

Collins will celebrate the release of "GOING BACK" with a number of high-profile TV appearances and radio interviews, including NBC's Today show on Tuesday, September 28th, and Headline News' The Joy Behar Show on Wednesday, September 29th. In addition, he will take part in a very special installment of WNYC radio's Soundcheck, airing live from The Green Space in New York City on Tuesday, September 28th at 2PM ET. Phil also recently joined host Michael Kay for an in-depth conversation on the YES Network's Centerstage.

Earlier this summer, Collins heralded "GOING BACK" with a series of seven intimate, SRO shows -- including a 3-night stand at NYC's Roseland Ballroom. One of the shows was filmed for a concert special entitled "Phil Collins 'Going Back' Motown Special Live from Roseland" that is currently airing on Comcast's ON DEMAND network through October 31st.

On stage, Phil brought his homage to life with a big band anchored by three members of Motown's legendary Funk Brothers studio team -- bassist Bob Babbitt and guitarists Eddie Willis and Ray Monette -- who are also featured on the album. The live band also included long-time Collins cohorts Chester Thompson (drums), Daryl Stuermer (guitar), and Brad Cole (keyboards), plus Leslie Smith (percussion). Rounding out the ensemble was a five-member horn section and six backing vocalists.

In its review of the New York show, Rolling Stone enthused: "...Collins pulled it off. Backed by a killer 18-piece band, he got most everybody in the Roseland Ballroom dancing to classics by Steve Wonder, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson and the Ronettes... From the moment he took the stage and burst into 'Ain't Too Proud To Beg,' it was clear this music was much closer to his heart than even some of his own hits. Every nuance of the original arrangements was meticulously recreated..."

Staged as an "old school" style dance concert, the shows prompted Time Out New York to state, "No fancy stadium gimmickry here, but in Phil-style parlance, a bloody lovely show." "It was when he dug deeper into the archives that the show blossomed," said The Hollywood Reporter. "Collins' talents as a balladeer were showcased in such songs as 'Blame It On The Sun' and 'Never Dreamed You'd Leave In Summer' (both by Wonder) and especially on the Goffin/King reverie 'Going Back,' the lyrics of which encapsulate the rationale for the whole project."

While in the past Collins has paid tribute to his roots by covering some of his favorite songs -- including "You Can't Hurry Love," "A Groovy Kind Of Love," "Tomorrow Never Knows," "True Colours," and others -- this marks the first time in his 30-year solo career that he has devoted an entire project to the work of other songwriters and performers.

"The '60s were without doubt a pinnacle of the songwriting, producing and performing art," Collins comments in the liner notes to "GOING BACK." "My aim in finally making this record was to see if it was possible for me to recapture the sound and the feelings I got from listening to these songs the first time around. I've always loved covering other people's songs, and this collection is something I've been burning to do."

Legendary Motown songwriter and producer Lamont Dozier hailed "GOING BACK": "Recording an album of Motown covers can be tricky, but I have to say this album has exceeded my expectations. Phil Collins has truly given us the real thing vocally, instrumentally, and production-wise... It's spectacular, making it impossible to pick a favorite because they're all masterfully done."

The career of Phil Collins is one that, by any measure, stands among the most creative, prolific, and impressive in the history of modern music. It is a career that really has been many careers -- musician, singer, composer, producer, actor -- from art rock beginnings to pop stardom, from big band leader to film soundtracks and Broadway. It has been an exceptional musical life spanning four decades, some 100 million solo albums sold (250 million if you count his work with Genesis), an extraordinary string of hits, eight Grammy Awards, an Oscar, two Golden Globes, five BRIT Awards, numerous industry accolades, and, above all, an inestimable influence on countless fellow artists and passionate fans around the globe.
For more information on Phil Collins, please visit:

SOURCE: Atlantic Records

New Music Releases - Sepetmber 28, 2010

Lots of new music to chose from this week, why we even have some Christmas selections (reallly?)  Some great rock and roll to be heard today, as always, Collecting Vinyl Records Blog Picks Are In Red.

A-Ha - Butterfly Butterfly (the Last Hurrah) (Single)

Abe Vigoda - Crush

Abigail Williams - Absence of Light
Adam Haworth Stephens - We Live on Cliffs (Vinyl)
After Tea - Jointhouse Blues
Aloe Blacc - Good Things

Animals - Animalism

Aorta - Aorta
August Burns Red - Home CD/DVD
Bad Religion - Dissent of Man (Vinyl)
Bangles - All Over the Place
Ben Folds & Nick Hornby - Lonely Avenue (Vinyl)
Berlin Voices - About Christmas
Black Anvil - Triumverate
Blues Image - Ride Captain Ride: Anthology of Classics
Bob Marley & the Wailers - Small Axe
Breathe Owl Breathe - Magic Central
Brother Kite - Isolation

Buddy Guy - Living Proof (Vinyl)

Budgie - Impeckable
Camel - Rainbows End: Camel Anthology 1973 - 1985 (4 CDs)
Caravan - Live on Air
Catalinas - Fun Fun Fun (Vinyl)
CeCe Winans - For Always: The Best of
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Me & Jerry
Combichrist - Making Monsters

Curtis Mayfield - Superfly (Vinyl)

David Bowie - Station To Station: Deluxe Edition (5 CDs/DVD/3 LPs)
David Sylvian - Sleepwalkers

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest (Vinyl)

On 120 gram white vinyl; comes with a digital download coupon! Halcyon Digest is Deerhunter's fourth album and their first to be released on 4AD worldwide. The album was recorded in at Chase Park Transduction Studios in Deerhunter's hometown of Athens, GA with the band self-producing and Ben Allen enlisted to mix it (he also worked on Animal Collective's Merriweather Post Pavillion). Shunning the current trend of using online portals to drip feed every detail to announce a record, Halcyon Digest was launched with the band wanting a return to Xerox postering instead. Fans were encouraged to poster local haunts in return for being the first to know news on the record and touring plus receiving exclusive tracks from the band. Hundreds of photos were sent in from New York to London to Moscow and all points between.

Following the massive critical success of Deerhunter's last album Microcastle, expectations are feverishly inflated for the new Deerhunter release. Luckily, the Atlanta quartet seem to operate in their own realm, away from the rolling cycles of pressure and praise. And it shows in Halcyon Digest, which is an impressively self-assured work; with a level of detail and care that belies its two-week recording process. Deerhunter are one of those rare acts that it is nigh on impossible to second guess - what they record apparently depends greatly on their mood at the time, rather than any great pre-planning. And so it should be no great shock that Halcyon Digest is a world away from the frenetic wall of distorted guitars that (at times) defined Microcastle. Indeed, if this album resembles anything, it is more the Atlas Sound album Logos, recorded by Deerhunter main man Bradford Cox post-Microcastle. In other words, Halcyon Digest is noticeably more calm, tuneful and reliant on electronics and acoustics than Microcastle, especially on album closer "He Would Have Laughed," recorded in tribute to Jay Reatard.

Dirty Projectors - Bitte Orca (Expanded Edition)
Doobie Brothers - World Gone Crazy (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Drifters - Drifters
Druids of Stonehenge - Creation
Dungen - Skit I Allt
Edwyn Collins - Losing Sleep
Electric Six - Zodiac
Emiliana Torrini - Rarities
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odin
Eric Clapton - Clapton
Eternal Summers - Silver (Vinyl)
Everly Brothers - Everly Brothers
F**ked Up - Year of the Ox
Fats Domino - Fats Domino

Fences - Fences (Vinyl)

On 180 gram vinyl! Chris Mansfield fancies himself a fuck-up. Through the ten songs that make up the self titled full-length from Fences (the twenty-seven year old musician's band), the singer/songwriter sings, in his resigned baritone, how he just can't seem to get it right - love, life, family - again and again. Most songwriters are lucky to write a single love song that truly cuts to the bone once in their lifetime. With his debut record, Mansfield has managed to write ten such songs; taught, jangling, downcast pop songs that expose the crippling pain and ineffable beauty that comes from a true kind of love. If Mansfield's growing international fanbase - which includes the album's producer Sara Quin, of Tegan and Sara - shows anything, it's that Mansfield can do no wrong with his songs.

Buy Fences Here

Focus - Live on Air
Four Freshmen - And 5 Trombones
Frames - Mosaik
Frank Sinatra - Chairman of the Board (2 CDs)
Frank Turner - Poetry of the Deed (Vinyl)
Free - Wishing Weel: Collection (2 CDs)
Frontier - There Will Be No Miracles Here (Vinyl)
Gary Lewis & the Playboys - Liberty Singles Collection
Gene Autrey - Tumbling Tumbleweeds: Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
Gin Blossoms - No Chocolate Cake
Glasser - Ring (Vinyl)
Glen Matlock - Born Running
Gorillaz - Plastic Beach (Vinyl)
Group Inerane - Guitars from Agdez vol. 3 (Vinyl)
Half-Handed Cloud - As Stowaways in Cabinets of Surf, We Live-Out in Our Members a Kind of Rebirth (Vinyl)
Halford - Halford IV: Made of Metal
Hank Williams - The Complete Mother's Best
Hell Preachers Inc - Supreme Psychedelic Underground
Highlife - Best Bless (Vinyl)
Hollies - Hear! Here! (Vinyl)
Hollies - Here I Go Again (Vinyl)
Huey Piano Smith - Just Clownin (More of the Best)
Ice Cube - I Am the West
Ingram Hill - Look Your Best
Jagged Edge - The Remedy
James Cotton - Giant
James LaBrie - Static Impulse
Jamey Johnson - The Guitar Song (Vinyl)
Jeezy - TM 103
Jeremih - All About You
Jimmy Cliff - Harder Road to Travel: Collection (2 CDs)

Jimmy Eat World - Invented (Vinyl)

On 180 gram vinyl! Jimmy Eat World are happy to present their highly anticipated new album, Invented. Recorded in Tempe, Arizona at the band's Unit 2 studio, Jimmy Eat World reunited with Mark Trombino, the producer on the band's breakthrough album, Bleed American, and their seminal earlier albums, Static Prevails and Clarity. "We're very excited about Invented," said lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins, "it was great reconnecting and creating an album with Mark Trombino, we can't wait for our fans to hear it." Invented marks the band's first studio album since 2007's Chase This Light. Jimmy Eat World's last release may have been three years ago but they've been busy. The boys took a break from the recording of Invented to commemorate the ten year anniversary of their influential album, Clarity, with a national tour.

Buy Jimmy Eat World Here

John Mellencamp - No Better Than This

John Miles - Transition
John Zorn - Ipsissimus
Johnny Burnette - The Ballads of
Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (Vinyl)
Johnny Cash - At San Quentin (Vinyl)
Johnny Cash - Best of
Johnny Cash - I Still Miss Someone: Greatest Hits (2 CDs)
Johnny Cash - Johnny Cash
KMFDM - Greatest Shit (2 CDs)
KMFDM - Wurst
Kenny Chesney - Hemingway's Whiskey
Kenny Rogers - Kenny Rogers
Lesser/Matmos/Wobbly - Simultaneous Quodlibet (Vinyl)
Liza Minnelli - Confessions
Lizz Wright - Fellowship
Los Lonely Boys - Keep on Giving: Acoustic Live
Lucksmiths - Get-to-Bed Birds (Vinyl)
Lucky Peterson - You Can Always Turn Around
Luka Bloom - Dreams In America
Luther Vandross - Essential Mixes
MF Grimm - You Only Live Twice (Vinyl)
MSWhite - Squares
Madlib - Medicine Show No.9: featuring Frank Nitti

Manic Street Preachers - Postcards from A Young Man

Maria Muldaur - Live in Concert (CD/DVD)
Mark Ronson and the Business Intl. - Record Collection (Vinyl)
Marvin Gaye - Marvin Gaye
Meridene - Something Like Blood
Miller Sisters - Got You on My Mind
Mr. Death - Death Suits You
Mushroomhead - Beautiful Stories for Ugly Children
Mutemath - Armistice Live

Neil Young - Le Noise (Vinyl)

On 180 gram vinyl! This eight-song album is a collaboration between the acclaimed rock icon Neil Young and musician, songwriter, and producer Daniel Lanois - known for his work with U2, Bob Dylan, Peter Gabriel, Brian Eno, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, The Neville Brothers and many others. Young and Lanois have crossed paths musically over the course of many years, including Lanois' performances at Young's Bridge School Benefit Concert and Young's performance at Farm Aid when Lanois was Willie Nelson's music director, but this is the first time the two have recorded together. Recorded in Lanois' home in the Silverlake area of Los Angeles, Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just "a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording," as Lanois puts it. "Neil was so appreciative of the sonics that we presented to him," Lanois says. "He walked in the door and I put an acoustic guitar into his hands - one that I had been working on to build a new sound. That's the multi-layered acoustic sound that you hear on the songs 'Love and War' and 'Peaceful Valley Boulevard.' I wanted him to understand that I've spent years dedicated to the sonics in my home and that I wanted to give him something he'd never heard before. He picked up that instrument, which had everything - an acoustic sound, electronica, bass sounds - and he knew as soon as he played it that we had taken the acoustic guitar to a new level. It's hard to come up with a new sound at the back end of fifty years of rock and roll, but I think we did it."

Buy Neil Young Here

Nellie McKay - Home Sweet Mobile Home
Neon Indian - Psychic Chasms/Mind Ctrl Psychic Chasms Possessed (Vinyl)
No Age - Everything in Between (Vinyl)
Nurse With Wound & Larsen - Erroneus: A Selection Of Errors (Vinyl)
October Tide - A Thin Shell
Olof Arnalds - Innundir Skinni
omen - Public Strain (Vinyl)
Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark (OMD) - History of Modern: Limited Edition (CD/DVD)
Owen - Abandoned Bridges (Vinyl)
Owen Pallett - Swedish Love Story EP
Paleo - A View of the Sky (Vinyl)
Parlour - Simulacrenfield (Vinyl)
Patsy Cline - Patsy Cline
Peelander-Z - P-TV-Z
Percy Sledge - Percy Sledge
Pete Yorn - Pete Yorn
Peter Gabriel - Birdy - O.S.T. (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Passion: Music for the Last Temptation of Christ (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 1: Car (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 2: Scratch (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 3: Melt (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Peter Gabriel 4: Security (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Plays Live Highlights (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Shaking the Tree: Sixteen Golden Greats (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - So (Real World Reissue)
Peter Gabriel - Up (Real World Reissue)
Phil Collins - Going Back
Platters - Platters

Posies - Blood/Candy

On 180 gram gatefold vinyl; comes with a digital download and a poster! Fresh off the Frosting on the Beater full-album shows and their work with Big Star, The Posies chart unforeseen territory on Blood/Candy while holding onto their well known signature sound. The almost entirely self produced record boasts melodic hooks, provocative lyrics, and intricate layers of instrumentation that blend far-out, spacey sounds with sophisticated hues. The bulk of the album was recorded and mixed in Spain and their hometown of Seattle, with stops in Ecuador, Canada, Paris and Los Angeles. "After the eclecticism of our last album, Every Kind of Light, we thought it would be a good idea to make a kind of classic, back to our roots album, guitar pop with lots of harmonies, etc. We didn't end up doing that - however, what stands in place of that, is an album even more adventurous, more playful, and more heartfelt than I think we've ever done. If I had to pick one album for us to be remembered by and delete all the others, no doubt that I would choose this one," says co-founder Ken Stringfellow. Jon Auer, also original co-founder, adds, "With Blood/Candy, we definitely sound like us, but some of these songs are completely from an alternate Posies' universe. We subscribe to the 'evolve or perish' philosophy. We directed ourselves to new places with this recording and tried not to travel down familiar paths when it could be avoided. Expect the unexpected." Since the band's inception in the late 80s in Seattle, The Posies - known for their cross-pollination of pop and rock - have maintained a consistent career throughout the years. Noted for hits like "Golden Blunders," recorded by Ringo Starr in 1992, along with "Dream All Day," "Solar Sister" and "Flavor of the Month" from their pivotal release Frosting on the Beater, the group has developed a massive cult following and critical acclaim.

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Powerglove - Saturday Morning Apocalypse
Pro-Pain - Absolute Power

Quiet Riot - Metal Health (Vinyl)

On limited edition 180 gram gatefold vinyl! Quiet Riot broke a lot of rock and roll history book records and made quite a bit of NOIZE with their mega-platinum smash Metal Health album in 1983. This hard working Los Angeles power quartet featured the great vocals and writing of front man Kevin Dubrow, bassist extraordinaire Rudy Sarzo, power drummer Frank Banali and guitar shredder Carlos Cavazo. Together, they delivered the goods in a big way, making Metal Health one of the first ever multi-platinum heavy metal albums to go number one. Thanks in part to the amazing smash cover version of Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize," Metal Health was and still is incredibly popular, and now Friday Music is ever so proud to be the home of this first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl limited edition release. The LP is jam packed with stellar metal anthems including the very heavy title track "Metal Health," plus more rockers like "Love's a Bitch," the amazing "Breathless," and the more blues oriented groover "Don't Want to Let You Go." For this limited edition release, we have gone back to the original Pasha Records/Epic Records tapes, which have been mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at AcousTech/RTI. Plus, we have also included a very limited gatefold album cover with all of the original cool graphics as you remember them. This is a much welcomed audiophile dream for the heavy metal rocker in all of us. Now, can we sing in unison: BANG YOUR HEAD!

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Randy Travis - Top 10
Refried Ice Cream - Witness to The Storm
Rick Derringer - Spring Fever
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe 2 Special Edition
Rodney Dillard & the Dillard Band - I Wish Life Was Like Mayberry
Ron Wood - I Feel Like Playing
Ronnie Wood - I Feel Like Playing
Ryuichi Sakamoto - Playing the Piano/Out of Noise
Salem - King Night (Vinyl)
Sarah Vaughan - After Hours
Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way
Seal - Commitment
Seeds - Back to the Garden
Serj Tankian - Imperfect Harmonies (Vinyl)
Sisters - Ghost Fits
Smegma - Mirage (Vinyl)
Smith Westerns - Smith Westerns (Vinyl)
Soundgarden - Telephantasm (Double-Disc Version)
Stand United - Adherence

Sting - Symphonicities (2 LPs) (Vinyl)

Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi (Vinyl)
Sweet Cobra - Mercy
T.I. - King Uncaged
Tangerine Dream - Ocean Waves Collection
Tangerine Dream - Silver Siren Collection
Tangerine Dream - Winter in Hiroshima
Teddy Pendergrass - Teddy Pendergrass
Tera Melos - Patagonia Rats
The 88 - The 88
The Atlas Moth - The One Amongst the Weed Fields
The Crown - Doomsday King
The Dance Party - Touch
The Ex - Catch My Shoe
The Lonely Forest - The Lonely Forest
The Secret - Solve Et Coagula
The Sleeping - The Big Deep
The Twilight Sad - The Wrong Car (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Chinatown (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Jailbreak (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Johnny the Fox (Vinyl)

Thin Lizzy - Live & Dangerous (2 LPs) (Vinyl)

Live and Dangerous ranks as one of the greatest live albums of all time. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this masterpiece, Friday Music delivers the definitive version with a 2 LP Deluxe 180 Gram 1/2 speed master. Phil Lynott and Co's. greatest songs are given the five star treatment, mastered from the original Warner vault tapes.

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Thin Lizzy - Renegade (Vinyl)
Thin Lizzy - Thunder & Lightning (Vinyl)
Three Mile Pilot - The Inevitable Past Is The Future Forgotten (Vinyl)
Tied to the Branches - Tied to the Branches
Tired Pony -The Place We Ran From
Tito Puente - The Complete 78's Vol. 2 (reissue)
Tito Puente - The Complete 78s Box Set Volume 1 (reissue)
Todd Rundgren - For Lack of Honest Work
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers - Live on Air
Tom Tom Club - Genius of Live (2 CDs)
Tony Joe White - The Shine
Trout Fishing in America - Lookin' at Lucky
Twin Shadow - Forget (Vinyl)
Twin Shadow/Violens - Split 7" (Vinyl)
UFO - Too Hot to Handle  The Best of a Decade
Unearthly Trance - V
Various Artists - Afro-Beat Airways (Vinyl)
Various Artists - Blues According To (6 CDs)
Various Artists - Christmas Holiday Party Mix
Various Artists - Ding Dong Presents, Volume 2: Rock Bop Boogie & Rock and Roll Pills
Various Artists - Happy Christmas Volume 5
Various Artists - It's Kind Of A Funny Story (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Keb Darge & Little Edith's Legendary Rockin' R'n'B
Various Artists - Matador at 21 (Vinyl)
Various Artists - Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection
Various Artists - O Come All Ye Faithful
Ventures - Christmas Album (Vinyl)
Victoire - Cathedral City
Washington Chorus - Christmas with the Washington Chorus
Weezer - Hurley (Vinyl)
Welsh Male Voice Choir - A Welsh Male Choir Christmas
Widespread Panic - Live in the Classic City II (Vinyl)
Windham Hill (various) - A Windham Hill Christmas
XBXRX - O (Vinyl)
Yaz - Reconnected Live (2 CDs)
Yes - Drama (reissue) (Vinyl)
Young Jeezy - TM 103

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New Jazz Releases - Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Art Farmer - Modern Art (Disconforme )
Art Pepper - Return Of Pepper (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Art Pepper - Art Of Pepper (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Avishai Cohen - Introducing Triveni (Anzic )
Avril Lavigne - Essential Mixes (Sony UK )
Benny Goodman - In Hi Fi (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Benny Goodman - Story (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Best Of Big Band Sound - Best Of Big Band Sound ( )
Big Band Music Of The War Years - Big Band Music Of The War Years ( )
Bill Evans - Ivory Hunters (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Bill Evans - Undercurrent (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Bill Perkins - Tow As One (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Blundetto - Bad Bad Things (Heavenly Sweetness )
Bob Degen - Remembering Jake (Indie Europe/Zoom )
Bobo Moreno - 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover (Stunt/Stateside )
Buddy Rich - Big Swing Face (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Bunky Green / Rudresh Mahanthappa - Apex ( )
Cannonball Adderley - Cannonball's Bossa Nova (Pid )
Cannonball Adderley - Mercy Maercy Mercy (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Caro Emerald - Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room Floor (Phantom )
Caro Emerald - Deleted Scenes From The Cutting Room (Phantom )
Cecil Taylor - Jazz Advance (Fresh Sounds Spain )
Charles Mingus - Mingus Three (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Charlie Green - Friend Like You (Omagatoki Japan/Zoom )
Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol 1 (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Charlie Parker - Story On Dial Vol 2 (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Chet Baker - Sings And Plays (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Chet Baker (Trumpet / Com / Vocals - Chet Baker Sings It Could Happen To You (Fantasy )
Chick Corea - Now He Sings Now He Sobs (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Chris Connor - At Village Gate (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Cindy Blackman - Another Lifetime (Four Quarters Entertainment )
Clare Fischer - So Danco Samba (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Claude Williamson - Memory Of West Coast (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Clifford Brown - Jazz Immortal (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Count Basie - Basie (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Danielle Freeman - Dorian (Ganache Productions)
Dave Brubeck - Original Album Classics ( )
Dave Grusin - Evening With (Universal Japan/Zoom )
Davis & The Cronners - Jazz Duets (Phantom )
Debi Nova - Luna Nueva (Universal Japan/Zoom )
Donald Byrd - Byrd Blows On Beacon Hill (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Duke Ellington - Money Jungle (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Eli Degibri - Israeli Song (Anzic )
Enrico Pieranunzi - Live At Birdland (Cam Jazz Records/Ada )
Floored By Four - Floored By Four (Chimera Music/Carrot Top )
George Colligan - Isolation (Steeplechase/Stateside )
Gerry Mulligan - Quartet (Universal )
Gerry Woo - Latin Percussion With Soul ( )
Green / Rudresh Mahanthappa - Apex (PI )
Gregory Tardy - Strongest Love (Steeplechase/Stateside )
Gurus - Offpiste (Stunt/Stateside )
Hank Jones - Talented Touch (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Hank Jones - Porgy And Bess (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Heiner Stadler - Retrospection (Labor )
Herbie Hancock - Complete Columbia Collection (Phantom )
Hugh O'Conner - For The First Time (Phantom )
Hugh O'Connor - For The First Time (True North )
Human Element - Tba (King Japan/Zoom )
Jacques Loussier - Jacques Loussier Plays JS Bach (Zyx )
Jane Monheit - I'll Be Around (Universal Japan/Zoom )
Jason Palmer - Nothing To Hide ( )
Jazz Crusaders - Freedom Sound (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Jazz Crusaders - Uh Huh (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Jesper Thilo - On Clarinet (Stunt/Stateside )
Jesse Harris - Cosmo (Tzadik )
Jesse Harris (Guitar / Songwrite - Cosmo (Tzadik )
Jimmy Rowles - Rare But Well Done (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Joe Pass - For Django (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Joe Pass - Stones Jazz (EMI Japan/Zoom )
John Carter - Mosaic Select: John Carter And Bobby Bradford (Mosaic Select )
John Coltrane - Coltrane Time (EMI Japan/Zoom )
John Helliwell - Creme Anglaise (United States Of Distribution LTD.)
John Legend - Wake Up (Sony Japan )
John Lewis - Grand Encounter:2 Degrees East 3 Degr (EMI Japan/Zoom )
June Christy - Something Cool (EMI Japan/Zoom )
June Christy - June's Got Rhythm (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Junior Mance - World Of Junior Mance (King Japan/Zoom )
Laura Toxvaerd - Do Drugs (Ilk/Stateside )
Laurindo Almeida - Viva Bossa Nova (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Lizz Wright - Untitled (Phantom )
Lizz Wright - Fellowship (Verve Forecast )
Lucky Peterson - You Can Always Turn Around (Dreyfus )
Marc Ribot - Silent Movies ( )
Mike Westbrook - Fine 'N' Yellow (Voiceprint )
Mikkel Band Nordso - Blue Lotus (Stunt/Stateside )
Milton Nascimento - Clube Da Esquina ( )
Nikki Yanofsky - Nikki-For Another Day Deluxe Editiion (Phantom )
Nikki Yanofsky - For Another Day (Universal Distribution )
Omar Klein - Rockets On The Balcony (Tzadik )
Omer Klein - Rockets On The Balcony (Tzadik )
Oregon - In Stride (Cam Jazz Records/Ada )
Paquito D'Rivera - Tango Jazz:Live At Jazz At Lincoln Ce (Sunny Side )
Paquito D'Rivera - Tango Jazz: Live At Jazz At Lincoln Center (Sunny Side )
Pasborg's Odessa 5 - X Tra Large (Stunt/Stateside )
Paul Brown - Love You Found Me (Shanachie )
Pierre Dorge & Njo - Presents (Steeplechase/Stateside )
Povl Dissing - That Lucky Old Sun (Sundance )
Ranjit Barot - Tba (King Japan/Zoom )
Rich Perry - At The Kitano 3 (Steeplechase/Stateside )
Rolf Ericson - My Foolish Heart (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Apex (PI Recordings )
Samuel Blais - New Angle (Phantom )
Snarky Puppy - Tell Your Friends (Rope-A-Dope -Red- )
Sonny Criss - Go Man (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Sonny Rollins - Jazz Colossus:80th Anniversary Best (Universal Japan/Zoom )
Sonny Rollins - Jazz Colossus-80th Anniversary Best (Phantom )
Sonny Rollins - Complete In Japan (JVC )
Sonny Rollins - Jazz Colossus: 80th Anniversary Best (Universal Distribution )
Sonny Stitt - Plays Arrangements From The Pen Of Qu (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Steve Gadd - Mikarimba (Video Arts Japan/Zoom )
Sue Raney - Songs For A Raney Day (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Sun Ra - Paris Tapes (Traffic Entertainment Group )
Thad Jones - Live At Village Vanguard (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Thad Jones - Central Park North (EMI Japan/Zoom )
Tony Grey - Unknown Angels (ObliqSound )
Vic Juris - Omega Is The Alpha (Steeplechase/Stateside )
Vince Guaraldi - Cast Your Fate To The Wind: Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus (Fantasy )
Warne Marsh - Ballade For You (Amj Jap/Zoom )
Woima Collective - Tezeta (Traffic Entertainment Group )
Wouter Hamel - Nobody's Tune (Phantom Sound & Vision )
Xiomara Laugart - La Voz (Chesky Records/Ra )
Yoshiko Kishino - Portrait 2-The Premium Best (Phantom )
Yoshiko Kishino - Portrait 2: The Premium Best (Universal Distribution )
Yves Leveille - Choregraphie (Phantom )

Art Pepper - Modern Art (Virgin)
Best Of Big Bands - Best Of Big Bands (Pid)
Bill Evans - Waltz For Debby (JDC Records )
Bud Powell - Bud Powell (Virgin)
Chet Baker - Sings (Virgin)
Jim Hall - Jazz Guitar (Virgin)
John Coltrane - Traneing In (Prestige / New Jazz)
Miles Davis - Birth of the Cool (Virgin)
Miles Davis - Dig (Universal Japan )
Sarah Vaughan - After Hours (Verve)
Wes Montgomery - Boss Guitar (Universal Japan )

New release information provided by The Release Center at is the most comprehensive new release listing for jazz music on the internet and the information is updated biweekly by John Kelman.