Saturday, October 30, 2010

Country Music Star Teams up with JDRF to Inspire Kids With Diabetes and Raise Money for Research

This is a subject I am very familiar with, both my boys were diagnosed with this dreaded disease at age 10 (1 year apart).  Odd thing is, that to have two brothers in the same family with type 1 diabetes, well the odds of this happening were more than winning the lottery.  We managed and they still manage the disease, and hopefully they come up with a cure in our lifetime.

-- George Canyon, award-winning country music recording artist, dedicates hit single to children living with type 1 diabetes, a condition he knows by heart --

NEW YORK, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of November's Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day 2010 (November 14), George Canyon, country music recording artist and Nashville Star finalist, will release his current Canadian hit single, "I Believe in Angels" in the U.S. and offer a special gift – a free download of the song at in support of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). A donation will be made to JDRF on behalf of each download through the month. Canyon knows all too well what kids with diabetes go through; he has lived with the condition for 26 years.

"When I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 14, I didn't really have anyone to look up to. There wasn't anyone saying 'I'm living my dreams and I have diabetes,'" said Canyon. "This song is about living your dreams and not letting anything stand in your way."

In Canada, the single "I Believe in Angels" has reached number five on the country music charts.

"George Canyon has not let type 1 diabetes get in the way of achieving his dreams of becoming a singer," said Claire Schultz, SVP of Marketing and Communications for JDRF. "A long-time partner of our JDRF affiliate in Canada, we are pleased to have George Canyon reach audiences all over the U.S., and are grateful for support of JDRF."

Canyon will be joining JDRF chapters in New York, Los Angeles, Memphis and Nashville, giving inspirational talks and performances for children living with diabetes and their families.

For more information about George Canyon visit and to receive a free download of "I Believe in Angels," visit

This initiative is sponsored by Animas Corporation, makers of the OneTouch® Ping® Glucose Management System.

About George Canyon

Canadian country superstar George Canyon has come a long way since he placed #2 in the second season of the popular TV show "Nashville Star". He has had numerous chart-topping songs and received many top awards for his music. The award he's most proud of is a humanitarian award from the Canadian Country Music Awards for his support of the Canadian troops and his work to aid the search for a cure for type 1 diabetes. George was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 14 and was told that he would never realize his dreams of flying an airplane for the military. Today he flies his own plane and is an Honorary Colonel in the Canadian Airforce. Canyon tirelessly tours Canada and the U.S. giving inspirational talks and performances for children stricken with type 1 and their families with the message to 'never give up on their dreams'.

About JDRF

JDRF is the leader in research into a cure for type 1 diabetes and its complications. It sets the global agenda for diabetes research, and is the largest charitable funder and advocate of diabetes science worldwide.

The mission of JDRF is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease that strikes children and adults suddenly, and can be fatal. Until a cure is found, people with type 1 diabetes have to test their blood sugar and give themselves insulin injections multiple times or use a pump – each day, every day of their lives. And even with that intensive care, insulin is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent its eventual and devastating complications, which may include kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, stroke, and amputation.

JDRF was founded in 1970 by parents of children with type 1 diabetes. Last year, it funded more than $100 million in diabetes research, in more than 20 countries. For more information, go to

About type 1 diabetes

Type 1 diabetes is a chronic, debilitating disease affecting every organ system that strike children and adults suddenly, and lasts a lifetime. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease in which a person's pancreas stops producing insulin, a hormone that enables people to get energy from food. People with type 1 diabetes must take multiple injections of insulin daily or continuous infusion of insulin through a pump just to survive. Taking insulin does not cure any type of diabetes nor prevent the possibility of its devastating effects: kidney failure, blindness, nerve damage, amputation, heart attack, and stroke. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is a metabolic disorder that is often diagnosed in adulthood in which a person's body still produces insulin but is unable to use it effectively. There are approximately 3 million Americans living with type 1 diabetes, and more than 30,000 children and adults are diagnosed every year.


This Date In Music History - October 30


Eddie Holland (Holland/Dozier/Holland), producer, songwriter, wrote Motown hits for Supremes, Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Martha & The Vandellas, Freda Payne, Chairmen Of The Board. (1939)

Grace Slick - Jefferson Airplane, Starship, (1939)

Otis Williams - Temptations (1939)

Chris Slade - Manfred Mann's Earth Band, AC/DC, Gary Moore, The Firm (1946)

Timothy B Schmit - Poco, Eagles (1947)

David Green - Air Supply (1949)

Joey Belladonna - Anthrax (1960)

Jerry De Borg - Jesus Jones (1963)

Gavin Rossdale - Bush (1967)

Canadian rapper Snow, (Darrin O'Brien) (1969)

Tommy Walter - Eels (1970)

Maurizio Lobina - Eiffel 65 (1973)

Kassidy Osborn - SHeDAISY (1976)

They Are Missed:

In 2002, Jam Master Jay, from Run-DMC, was murdered by an assassin's single bullet at his recording studio in Queens, New York.

In 2003, Steve O'Rourke suffered a stroke and died in Miami, Florida. He had managed Pink Floyd since 1968, and was the executive producer for their 1982 film 'The Wall.'

In 2007, Linda Stein, former co-manager of punk band The Ramones, was found beaten to death at her Manhattan apartment. Mrs Stein was the ex-wife of Seymour Stein, former president of Sire Records, which was the launching pad for the Ramones, Talking Heads and Madonna. Mrs Stein had become one of New York's leading estate agents, her clients included Sting and Billy Joel, long-time friend Sir Elton John told the New York Times he was "absolutely shocked and upset".

Producer and saxophonist Mike Terry died in Detroit in 2008 (age 68). Worked with Martha And The Vandellas, Jackie Wilson, Mary Wells, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Kim Weston, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers and Edwin Starr.


In 1960, Elvis Presley attended RCA studios in Nashville where he recorded fourteen Gospel songs for his upcoming LP 'His Hand In Mine.'

In 1961, Philles Records issues their first single, "There's No Other Love Like My Baby" by The Crystals, which will climb to #20 on the Billboard Pop chart early next year. The label derived its moniker by combining the first names of owners Phil Spector and Les Sill.

Also in 1961, just two days after Beatles fan Raymond Jones asked for The Beatles' German single "My Bonnie" (recorded with Tony Sheridan) at Brian Epstein's NEMS record store in Liverpool, two girls asked for the same record. Epstein's difficulty in locating the record was due to him not knowing that the record was released, not by The Beatles, but by Tony Sheridan and 'The Beat Brothers' ('Beatles' resembles a vulgar slang word in German, so The Beatles' name was changed for this single).

1963, On the final day of their Swedish tour in 1963, the Beatles recorded an appearance for the Sverige Television program ‘Drop In’ in Stockholm. They performed "She Loves You," "Twist and Shout," "I Saw Her Standing There" and "Long Tall Sally."

Roy Orbison was awarded his ninth Gold record in 1964 for "Oh! Pretty Woman," which will stay on the charts for 15 weeks.

Patty Duke's "Say Something Funny" entered the Billboard Pop chart in 1965, where it eventually reached #22.

The Who appeared at The Cavern Club, Liverpool, England in 1965.

In 1967, Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones admitted in court to possession of cannabis and allowing his flat to be used for the smoking of the drug. His plea of ‘not guilty’ to the charge of possessing methedrine and cocaine was accepted. Jones was sentenced to nine months in Wormwood Scrubs prison. He was released on bail the following day.

In 1968, the MC5 record live tracks for their upcoming album at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit. The lyrics of the stage version of the single "Kick Out The Jams" are changed from "kick out the jams brothers and sisters" to "kick out the jams motherfuckers!,' causing quite a stir among both teens and parents.

Hotlegs made their live debut in 1970 supporting The Moody Blues at the Festival Hall, London. Their only hit "Neanderthal Man" made No. 2 in July 1970. The members from the group went on to become 10cc.

In 1970, Jim Morrison of The Doors was fined and sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of exposing himself during a gig in Miami. The case would still be on appeal when he died on July 3rd, 1971.

John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band went to #1 on the UK and US album charts in 1971 with 'Imagine.' The album contained two tracks attacking Paul McCartney, "How Do You Sleep" and "Crippled Inside." Produced by Phil Spector, Lennon and Yoko Ono, the set features contributions from George Harrison and members of Badfinger. It would be John's only solo LP to sell a million copies and his most popular album until 'Double Fantasy' which went to number one shortly after his assassination on December 8, 1980.

In 1972, Elton John gave a command performance for Queen Elizabeth II, making him the first Rock 'n' Roller to be asked to appear in a royal variety performance since the Beatles did it in November 1963.

The Osmonds were greeted by 10,000 fans at Heathrow Airport in London in 1973. Yes, the Osmonds!

John Lennon issued his “Mind Games” album in 1973.

The animated cartoon, Kiss Meets the Phantom of the Park, was shown on NBC-TV in 1978. The four rock stars had to deal with a mad scientist who went crazy in an amusement park. All four members of Kiss had just released their individual solo albums.

Melbourne, Australia's Men At Work had the number one song in the US in 1982 with "Who Can It Be Now?" They would follow with three more Top 10 hits, "Down Under" (#1), "Overkill" (#3) and "It's A Mistake" (#6)

Paul Weller announced the breakup of The Jam in 1982.

Linda Ronstadt made her operatic debut in "La Boheme" in New York City, NY in 1984.

Barry Manilow's tour opened at Radio City Music Hall, New York in 1984. His series of concerts sold out to the tune of $1.9 million, besting (by $100,000) the record then held by Diana Ross.

The Beastie Boys released the LP 'License To Ill' in 1986.

Kurt Cobain smashed his very first guitar in 1988.

In 1990, Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose was released on $10,000 bail, after being arrested for allegedly hitting a neighbor over the head with a bottle. The incident happened after a complaint to the police about loud music coming from the singers house.

In 1992, George Michael filed a writ seeking to dissolve his contract with Sony Records. In June, 1994, a British judge would rule in Sony's favor, but Michael would refuse to release any more material with Sony. The old Sony contract would eventually be bought out by David Geffen who put Michael back in business.

Meat Loaf went to #1 on the US album chart in 1993 with 'Bat Out Of Hell II. Back To Hell.'

David Bowie, Tom Donahue, Gladys Knight And The Pips, Jefferson Airplane, Little Willie John, Pink Floyd, Pete Seeger, The Shirelles and The Velvet Underground are inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 1995.

All four original members of Black Sabbath reunited momentarily in 1998 to play "Paranoid" on US TV’s David Letterman Show.

Also in 1998, David Bowie hosted a song writing contest on his web site to help complete the lyrics to his song "What's Really Happening." 20 year-old Alex Grant was the winner and was later present for the song's recording session.

Michael Jackson's album entitled "Invincible" was released in 2001.

In 2004, an arrest warrant was issued for Motley Crue singer Vince Neil after he allegedly knocked a soundman unconscious during a concert. Neil was said to have punched Michael Talbert in the face at Gilley's nightclub in Dallas after he asked the soundman for more volume on his guitar but attacked Talbert as he adjusted it, leaving him unconscious for 45 seconds. reported in 2007 that Elvis Presley had regained his crown as the highest-earning dead celebrity, with an annual income of $49m during the past year. John Lennon ranked second with $44m, while Peanuts cartoon creator Charles M Schulz was third on the list, Beatle George Harrison was fourth with $22m. Nirvana's Kurt Cobain topped the list in 2006.

The Eagles' two-disc album, 'Long Road Out Of Eden' (their first complete studio album since ’79), was available on the group's website and in 2007. "We worried for a while about how to fit in with what's happening on radio," says singer-drummer Don Henley. "Finally we decided we just need to be who we are." The CD was sold exclusively at Wal-Mart and Sam's Club stores.

'The Other Side Of The Mirror,' a DVD chronicling Bob Dylan's performances at the '63-'65 Newport Folk Festivals, wa released in 2007. It contained previously unreleased footage from the legendary Rhode Island concerts. Another Dylan related release is the soundtrack to 'I'm Not There.' Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder does his rendition of "All Along the Watchtower" backed by members of Sonic Youth, Wilco and Television. Sonic Youth take a run at the title track.

In 2008, Neil Young postponed his concert at the Forum in L.A. to show solidarity for union arena workers who are striking over a contract dispute. "I am extremely disappointed to have to choose between satisfying my fans or backing my brothers and sisters of the [union]," says Young in a statement.

As a Halloween gift to fans in 2008, Bruce Springsteen’s "A Night With The Jersey Devil" is available for free download on his official website. The sinister-sounding Blues tune was inspired by the famous mythical creature that supposedly lived in the Pine Barrens area of New Jersey. However, Springsteen cancels his annual home Halloween display over concerns the crowds could compromise the safety of neighborhood kids and their parents.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Music News & Notes

U2, Metallica, And Many More Are Preparing Limited Edition Releases For 'Black Friday'

More than 30 artists including Metallica, and Bruce Springsteen, will hopefully help driving shoppers into independent record stores during this year's Thanksgiving shopping rush, by releasing limited edition vinyl as part of "Back to Black Friday."

This event hopes to take advantage of the USs' biggest annual single day of shopping, November 26, (aka Black Friday), and was organized by the creators of Record Store Day, the cooperative project of indie outlets that stock limited edition releases for one day in April.

Here is a sampling of some of the releases so far:

U2, Wide Awake In Europe
12" numbered vinyl featuring 3 live tracks from band's U2360 Tour.

The Black Keys, Brothers
Deluxe vinyl box set featuring six-track 10" of live tracks.

Iron and Wine, "Walking Far From Home"
12" vinyl and CD single featuring unreleased tracks.

Metallica, Live @ Grimey's
CD and double vinyl set of band's 2008 Nashville show.

Dr. Dog, Double 7"
Double disc single featuring unreleased tracks "Take Me Into Town."

Gaslight Anthem, "Tumblin' Dice"
7" vinyl single of previously unreleased Rolling Stones track.

George Harrison, All Things Must Pass
3 LP vinyl box set, issued on numbered 180-gram vinyl.

MGMT, "Congratulations"
Gatefold 7" vinyl featuring previously unreleased Erol Alkan remix of "Congratulations."

Bob Dylan, "The Times They Are A Changin'"
7" transluscent red vinyl single with "Like A Rolling Stone" B-side.

Bruce Springsteen, "Save My Love"
7" single including "Because the Night" and 4 color art sleeve.

The Ting Tings, "Hands"
Brit duo's latest single on 7" vinyl, featuring remix by Passion Pit.

Jimi Hendrix, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
10" green vinyl featuring "Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne"

Roky Erickson and the Black Angels, Night of the Vampire
Live DVD from 2008.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, I Learned the Hard Way
Soul group's latest album pressed on eleven 7" singles.


Fat Possum Re-Releasing T. Rex Getting On Vinyl

Paste Magazine is reporting that Mississippi record label Fat Possum, is planning to remaster and reissue a slew of T. Rex LPs with the first being 'The Slider' (Nov. 23).

The label hasn’t revealed any additional titles slated for remastering yet, but rest assured 'The Slider' won’t be the last T. Rex resurrection (might 'Electric Warrior' be next?).


Triumph's Catalog Being Reissued in Europe

Canadian hard rockers Triumph will have their Rick Emmett era catalog reissued in Europe by Frontiers Records. The ten albums will be released on December 3.

Triumph was formed in Toronto in 1975 by guitarist/singer Rik Emmett, drummer/singer Gil Moore and bassist/keyboardist Mike Levine.

Each of the reissued albums have been remastered and include new booklets with background and lyrics. Frontier will also issue a 10-CD box set of all the album under the name of 'The Diamond Collection.'

The ten albums in the reissue program:

•In The Beginning (1976)
•Rock and Roll Machine (1977)
•Just a Game (1979)
•Progressions of Power (1980)
•Allied Forces (1981)
•Never Surrender (1983)
•Thunder Seven (1984)
•Stages (Live) (1985)
•The Sport of Kings (1986)
•Surveillance (1987)


John Lennon To Appear On New Coin

It’s been announced that the face of the late Beatle John Lennon is to be celebrated on a coin. The singer, who was killed in 1980, came top in a poll to decide who should appear on the silver £5 Alderney coin with 92% of the vote. Lennon’s nearest rival, with just 4.2% of the vote, was author Jane Austen. More than 30,000 votes were cast in total.

Lennon, who would have been 70 this year, follows in the footsteps of William Shakespeare and Sir Winston Churchill by receiving a coin. Dave Knight, Director of Commemorative Coin at the Royal Mint, said: “It’s entirely fitting that John Lennon has been chosen by the public in what would have been his seventieth year.

“The massive proportion of the vote he received shows clearly just how much his untimely death still resonates with the nation."


All Things Must Pass' Getting A Vinyl Reissue

November will mark the 40th anniversary of George Harrison's seminal album 'All Things Must Pass.' Now EMI/Capital has announced that they will reissu the record in a limited edition, numbered, 180-gram vinyl set in its original 3LP configuration on November 26 and it will be available exclusively through independent record stores in the US. 'All Things Must Pass' was just newly remastered at Abby Road Studios from the original analog master tapes, and this limited edition set will include all replicated original monochromic album art, poster and lift-top box packaging.

All Things Must Pass (limited edition 3LP) tracklisting:


1. I'd Have You Anytime
2. My Sweet Lord
3. Wah-Wah
4. Isn't It A Pity (Version 1)

1. What Is Life
2. If Not For You
3. Behind That Locked Door
4. Let It Down
5. Run Of The Mill


1. Beware Of Darkness
2. Apple Scruffs
3. Ballad Of Sir Frankie Crisp (Let It Roll)
4. Awaiting On You All
5. All Things Must Pass

1. I Dig Love
2. Art Of Dying
3. Isn't It A Pity (Version 2)
4. Hear Me Lord

LP3 ('Apple Jam')

1. Out Of The Blue
2. It's Johnny's Birthday
3. Plug Me In

1. I Remember Jeep
2. Thanks For The Pepperoni


German Thrash Metallers NECRONOMICON Release Double Vinyl

German thrash metal veterans NECRONOMICON have just released a special-edition vinyl of the band's first album on High Roller Records. This self-titled LP was first made available on CD in 1986, and the vinyl release now includes the original eight tracks and the band's 1985 "Blind Destruction" demo and two additional tracks that have appeared on different compilations.

The double LP comes in a heavy gatefold cover, embossed with the band logo, and with a cardboard lyric insert. It is limited to 666 copies, with the first 100 copies on gold vinyl and including a free woven patch, while the next 200 are on a silver/black "blend" vinyl, and the remaining 366 copies on black vinyl.

Michael Fremer Album Review


Rickie Lee Jones

Warner Brothers/Mobile Fidelity MFSL 1-328 180g LPs

Produced by: Russ Titelman and Lenny Waronker
Engineered by: Lee Herschberg, Loyd Clifft and Mark Linett
Mixed by: Lee Herschberg
Mastered by: Rob LoVerde at MFSL, Sebastopol, CA



Early Rickie Lee Gets Deluxe Mo-Fi Treatment

by Michael Fremer
September 01, 2010

The opener to this heavily produced album “We Belong Together” owes its existence to Bruce Springsteen, but most of the rest channels Laura Nyro.

Old school talent packaging held sway in the early 1980s and the record labels had the money to invest in their choices. This follow up to Ricki Lee Jones’s debut is a production spectacular the likes of which no longer exist unless the artist has deep personal pockets.

Every note, every gesture, every drum hit and keyboard strike has been choreographed and perfectly shaped behind Jones’s vulnerable nasal whine or delicate wisp of a reminiscence.

She’s sold in the photos as a sex object not as a cool bohemian, which would be more honest and appropriate. The airbrushed album photos look as if Jones’s handlers saw her as a Stevie Nicks type. Her future albums would exude a basic honesty that eludes this overproduced extravaganza but it was a product of the times and of two producers, one of whom came from a father wedded to the “old school.”

So the overproduced aspects—the strings, the opulent backdrops and luxurious reverb and the preciousness of “Skeletons” are to be forgiven.

Mostly, Pirates is a superb sounding jazzy, folky time capsule back to a time when an artist was overwhelmed, probably against her own better instincts by well-meaning packagers. They gave Ricki Lee a fantastic send off on her way to albums that were more intimate, personal and superior communicators of what lurked inside.

No expense was spared here. Just look at who plays! Chuck Rainey, Steve Gadd, Steve Lukather, Donald Fagen, Dean Parks, Buzzy Feiten, Lenny Castro, Victor Feldman, Randy Brecker, David Sanborn and Tom Scott among others. It’s a veritable '80s “We Are the World” assemblage of musicians!

So yes, it’s not rock and roll and it’s not jazz. It’s not pop either. It’s really a producer’s extravaganza in which Ricki Lee Jones takes a backseat to the whims of the executives in charge. It’s a fascinating time capsule to an out of joint time but one where everyone involved was sure they were doing the right thing.

Through it all Ricki Lee Jones maintains her dignity as she pushes against the production onslaught. Just listen to “ A Lucky Guy” on side two. Like much of the rest, it’s a simple, breezy tune but it’s been produced to the extreme. Every note, every cymbal hit and background “ooh, ooh” has been considered and orchestrated. The engineers have recorded every sound as if the life of the whole production depended upon its being perfect and perfectly heard by the listeners.

Mobile Fidelity’s ultra-pure playback chain is the ideal conduit for this precise production and the resulting LP and SACD are both opulent and lush sounding without sacrificing transient speed and inner detail. Rickie Lee almost gets swamped here, but Mo-Fi’s mastering in both digital and analog formats keeps her breathing.

Laura Nyro’s legacy looms large here and if you missed her you owe it to yourself to go back and give her a listen after enjoying this.

Thanks to Michael over at  for the exclusive rights to reprint this material. Stop by for more reviews and features.

Copyright © 2008 & Michael Fremer - All rights reserved Reprinted by Permission

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Music News & Notes

Rare White Stripes Vinyl sells for $18,000

Amazing and true, whose says records have to be old to be worth something?

"The first copy to sell went for $800 back in 2003 and it’s been sky-rocketing ever since. Just recently I’ve had the pleasure of coordinating the sale of one of these singles for the stately sum of $18,000. Yes, you read that correctly…eighteen thousand United States dollars. This copy was painted by Mr. Buick and is pressed on especially swirly red/white vinyl."

-Third Man Records' Ben Swank speaking about ultra-rare White Stripes "Lafayette Blues" Limited Edition 45's.


Cage The Elephant Plot Release Of Sophomore Album

Cage the Elephant have recently announced that their sophomore album, 'Thank You, Happy Birthday,' is scheduled for release on January 11, 2011.

This 13-song follow-up to their self-titled 2009 debut will be released by Jive Records and features production from Tragedy/Tragedy Studios in Nashville by Jay Joyce. A seven inch vinyl single of the tracks "Shake Me Down" and "Aberdeen" will be released exclusively through Record Store Day's 'Black Friday' event on November 26.

In a press release issued by the band, they noted that they wrote approximately "80 songs' worth of ideas" after they "locked themselves away in a remote Kentucky cabin, listened to and discovered old albums from The Pixies, Mudhoney and Butthole Surfers, and studied interviews with songwriting greats like Bob Dylan and John Lennon."


VIRGIN STEELE:  'The Black Light Bacchanalia' Limited-Edition LP Box Set Available

US metal band VIRGIN STEELE will release their new album, 'The Black Light Bacchanalia,' on November 9 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as limited-edition digipak, standard CD, limited-edition LP box set and as a digital download. The limited-edition LP box set (limited to 3,000 copies worldwide) will be released on November 23 in North America. Each version will have its own unique artwork.

Bonus Materials

* Book in LP format with the complete history of VIRGIN STEELE (written by David DeFeis)
* Extra-large full-color poster
* Sticker
* Postcard
* Jewel case version of the album

All LPs come in printed inner sleeves.


Rival Schools Album Release Date Announced, Cover Art Revealed

Rival Schools have recently announced that their sophomore album, 'Pedals,' will be released on March 8, 2011. The band features Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Ian Love (Burn), Cache Tolman (Institute), and Sammy Siegler (Glassjaw, Civ), and this will be their first release through a new deal with Photo Finish Records.


Black Keys Releasing Box Set On Record Store Day
November 26, ('Black Friday'), is shaping up to be another successful Record Store Day event, as a couple bands have announced exclusive releases for the event. The biggest band thus far is the Black Keys, who have announced a box set of their recent Brothers. The Brothers set will include the album on CD and double 45-RPM vinyl, a 10-inch album featuring six live cuts from the album, and a limited-edition poster.


Wolfchant Reveals "Call Of The Black Winds" Album Artwork

Rockers Wolfchant has issued the following update about recruiting a new vocalist and revealing the artwork for the "Call of the Black Winds" album:

"Michael 'Nortwin' Seifert (Rebellion) will join Wolfchant as a full member for the clean vocals. He already rocked the stage with us for some shows. We are glad to unleash 'Call Of The Black Winds' together. Here you can take a look at the cover art. Pagan hails."

Cool cover art.....

Food Allergies Rock! Musician Releases New CD for Children Affected by Allergies

Kyle Dine has released a new CD titled "Food Allergies Rock!" for children with life-threatening food allergies. The songs are meant to educate, support, and empower children with this condition.

TORONTO, ON, October 27, 2010 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Canadian performer and educator Kyle Dine is the world's first "Allergy Musician". Dine's new CD, "Food Allergies Rock!", contains 14 singalong songs that put a positive spin on food allergies. The album will be released Wednesday, October 27th, with the U.S. launch being held at a food-allergy-friendly Halloween party in the New York City metro area on Sunday, October 31.

"Food Allergies Rock!" is the follow-up to Dine's breakthrough CD, "You Must Be Nuts!", which stayed near the top of the Galaxie children's radio charts for months in 2008. Since releasing his first album, Dine has played at hundreds of schools across Canada and the U.S. This past May, his performance in Texas was broadcast to 25,000 students across the state in a program which featured fellow allergy advocate and country music star Trace Adkins.

Having managed his own food allergies for over two decades, Dine is a firm believer that a positive outlook drastically reduces the risk of having an allergic reaction. "The diagnosis of life-threatening food allergies can be quite daunting for a family, but the key is to understand the facts about staying safe and to empower the child to manage his or her own allergies." Through songs like "My Epineph-Friend" and "Able to Read a Label", Dine's music instills this confidence in a fun and engaging way.

"When children hear that having allergies is more common than they think, they feel self-assured and are less likely to engage in risk-taking behavior," says Dine. This attitude is evident in "I've Got Allergies Under Control", a cheerful, fiddle-laced stomp-along, where Dine sings: "So there's a few things I can't eat, no road's too tough for these two feet." The empowerment theme is even prominent on the CD cover, which features a cartoon cast of kids dressed as what they want to be when they grow up. It's only when you look closely you notice they're toting auto-injector pouches and wearing medical I.D. bracelets.

"Food Allergies Rock!" features special guest performances from several prominent children's musicians, including Mikel Gehl and Lisa Mathews of the Grammy-nominated band Milkshake. "My own son has several food allergies, and to hear Kyle rock out and sing with great specificity, humor and friendliness is a real comfort to our family," says Gehl.

With its music, message and artwork, Kyle Dine's "Food Allergies Rock!" is more than just a CD--it's proof that food allergies are manageable and can't stop children from achieving their dreams. On his last CD, Dine sang about "Epi-Man", a superhero who would swoop in to save the day. But to allergic fans everywhere, the real superhero isn't a fictional character, it's Dine himself.

"Food Allergies Rock! is a great holiday gift for any allergic child. It sells for $15.00 at  or

Kyle Dine
(416) 839 7241

How To Tell If You Have a Beatles' Butcher Cover

The 'butcher' cover is often considered one of the Beatles' top collectibles, but how do you know if you have a Butcher Cover underneath the 'steamer trunk cover?'

Ways to tell

1) Covers with the "Gold Record Award" seal can NOT be Butchers.

2) On the back, lower-right-hand corner is a number. This will usually be a number, 2,3,4,5 or 6 denoting the Capitol Pressing Plant where that album was pressed.

3) Lp's must have a "slick" type cover. At that time, the Lp jackets were made in three pieces.
a) Cardboard Jacket
b) Back Slick which raps around to the front of the cover
c) The front slick.

4) Sometimes the "Trunk" slick was pasted on sloppily and ended up offset. Then you can see part of the original cover underneath fairly easy.

5) "Pictured" to the right. If you look close, you can see
the bleed-through of Ringos V-neck shirt.

6) Most importantly. You ***MUST*** be able to see the bleed-through of Ringo's black V-Neck shirt or it is NOT a butcher. It is possible that the cover could be so dirty or worn that you may not be able to make that determination.

Thanks to  a wonderful site dedicated to the Beatles' Butcher Cover

This Date In Music History - October 28


Charlie Daniels (1936)

Wayne Fontana (1940)

Curtis Lee (1941)

Hank Marvin - Shadows (1941)

Telma Hopkins - Dawn (1948)

Rick Reynolds - Black Oak Arkansas (1948)

Stephen Morris - Joy Division (1957)

Stephen Morris - New Order (1957)

Ron Hemby - The Buffalo Club (1958)

William Reid - Jesus and Mary Chain (1958)

Neville Henry - Blow Monkeys (1959)

Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper - Fistful Of Mercy (1969)

Brad Paisley (1972)

They Are Missed:

Country musician Porter Wagoner died in Nashville from lung cancer in 2007 (age 80). Wagoner helped launch the career of Dolly Parton and had his own US TV show, which ran for 21 years until 1981. Wagoner signed his first record deal in 1955, and had hits including "Carroll County Accident" and "Green Green Grass of Home."

Born on this day in 1937, Graham Bond, UK R&B keyboard player, sax, The Graham Bond Organisation. Died 8th May 1974 after committing suicide by throwing himself under a London tube train at Finsbury Park station. Bond worked with Alexis Korner, Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker.


In 1955, Buddy Holly, along with his partner Bob Montgomery, opened for Marty Robbins in concert in Lubbock, Texas.

Elvis Presley made his second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1956, where the host presents him with a gold record for "Love Me Tender." He performs “Don’t Be Cruel," “Hound Dog" and "Love Me Tender."

After a show at the Pan Pacific Auditorium in Los Angeles in 1957, local police told Elvis Presley that he was not allowed to wiggle his hips onstage, the local press also ran headlines saying Elvis would have to clean up his act. The next night, the Los Angeles Vice Squad filmed his entire concert, to study his performance. Wow, severe.......

Buddy Holly appeared on Dick Clark's American Bandstand in 1958, where he lip-synched "It's So Easy" and "Heartbeat." It would be Holly's last major TV appearance.

It was on this day in 1961 that Beatles manager Brian Epstein would later claim that a young British lad named Raymond Jones walked into his Liverpool record shop and asked for a song called "My Bonnie" by Tony Sheridan and The Beat Brothers, prompting him to track down the band and eventually sign them. Epstein's personal assistant, Alistair Taylor would later say that he used the name of Jones (a regular customer) to order the single and paid the deposit himself, knowing that Epstein would notice it and order further copies.

On the same day, Brian Epstein went to The Cavern Club to watch The Beatles' lunchtime show. He would later say that he was "overwhelmed by their talent", but in reality he had nothing to compare them to, as they were the first Pop group he had ever seen perform live.

In 1962, the Beatles played at the Empire in Liverpool, their first gig at Liverpool's top theatre. Eight acts were on the bill including Little Richard, Craig Douglas, Jet Harris and Kenny Lynch & Sounds Incorporated.

The studio recording of "My World Is Empty Without You" was made by the Supremes in 1965.

'Diana Ross and the Supremes Greatest Hits' started a five-week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1967.

In 1972, the United States Council for World Affairs announced it was adopting The Who song 'Join Together' as it's official theme tune.

David Bowie played the first of seven sold-out nights on his 'Diamond Dogs Tour' at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 1974.

In 1977, Steve Perry made his first concert appearance with Journey at the Old Waldorf in San Francisco. He would lead them to 17 Billboard Top 40 entries over the next ten years.

'Nevermind The Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols' was released in America in 1977.

Nick Gilder went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1978 with "Hot Child In The City."

In 1978, Queen played the first night on their 79-date ‘Jazz’ tour at the Dallas Convention Center, Dallas, Texas.

Janet Jackson started a four week run at #1 on the US album chart in 1989 with 'Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814'. Only one of three albums to produce seven Top-ten US singles, (the other two being 'Thriller' by Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen's 'Born In The USA').

In 1997, R.E.M. drummer Bill Berry announced that he was leaving the group after 17 years, becoming a farmer.

Mary J. Blige started a six week run at #1 on the US singles chart in 2001 with "Family Affair."

The various artists album 'God Bless America' went to #1 on the US chart in 2001, featuring tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Bill Withers, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Bob Dylan and Frank Sinatra.

In 2004, Courtney Love was ordered to stand trial on a charge of assault with a deadly weapon after Kristin King told a Los Angeles court Ms Love threw a bottle and a lit candle at her after turning up at the home of a former boyfriend in the early hours. Ms King told the court Ms Love was "vicious" and "erratic" when she allegedly attacked her while she slept on a sofa on 25 April. She said Ms Love then sat on her, pulled her hair and pinched her left breast in the "worst pinch I ever had", before managing to flee.

Bruce Springsteen performed at John Kerry campaign rallies in Madison, WI, and Columbus, OH in 2004. The appearances are in key states where the voting (Bush or Kerry) could go either way.

Rod Stewart was at #1 on the US album chart in 2006 with ‘Still the Same... Great Rock Classics of our Time’ the singers fifth US #1 album.

The Queen + Paul Rodgers collaborative album, "The Cosmos Rocks," with the lead single, "C-Lebrity," rolled out in 2008. Rodgers, guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor co-wrote and co-produced the collection, while playing all the instruments on the 14-track disc. The album is dedicated to late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury.

"Johnny Cash's America," a CD/DVD package, made its debut in 2008. John Mellencamp, Bob Dylan and Ozzy Osbourne appear in the documentary.

Also in 2008, Booker T. & the MGs, Bob Dylan collaborator (including keyboards on “Like A Rolling Stone”) Al Kooper and Buddy Holly's backing band, the Crickets are among the inductees at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum Awards Show in Nashville. "These guys wrote them, sang them and recorded them, and it so impressed us in England," says Rolling Stones’ guitarist Keith Richards of the Crickets during a backstage interview. "There would probably be no Beatles or Rolling Stones without them." During the ceremony Richards performs with the Crickets.

Michael Jackson's "THIS IS IT" opened in theaters in 2010.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Top Selling Vinyl Records Sales at eBay - August 2010

Here is the month in review of the top selling ebay vinyl record sales, on a weekly basis, for August of 2010.

First and foremost, a special thank you to Norm and Jane at CC  for putting together this interesting data. Be sure to listen to their popular radio show (Vinyl Record Talk ) for more information about the weekly top 5, vinyl record news and as well as weekly guests.

The honor of our top seller for the month of August 2010 is a test pressing of Bob Dylan's 'Blood On The Tracks' LP which went for a cool eight grand. The Beatles come in second, with a very familar listing, 'Please Please Me' (Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo), which sold for a shade under $5,200.

A 78 rpm Vogue Picture Disc by Art Kassel ("Queen For A Day"/"End Of A Perfect Day") sold for $4,207.28. Two more 78's made the monthly list, one from blues legend Robert Johnson ("Kind Hearted Woman Blues"/"Terraplane Blues" Vocalion 03416) which sold for $3,428.92 and another by Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals ("Stock Yard Strut"/"Salty Dog" Paramount) which sold for $2,801.

A great Led Zeppelin effort made the monthly list twice, with one 12" - Led Zeppelin 'Road Box' selling for $3,850 and the other for $3,150. Additionally two Sonny Clark LP's on Bluenote made the list with 'Dial S For Sonny' (Blue Note 1570) going for $3,379 and 'Sonny's Crib' (Blue Note 1576) selling for $3,050. Another Bluenote, Hank Mobley's self titled LP (Blue Note 1568) hit the hammer at an even $3,150.

Stay tuned to the Collecting Vinyl Records (CVR) blog for more monthly sales results!

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 08/07/2010

A Led Zeppelin Road Box tops the list this week, getting a good price even if the overall high is a little on the low side. Blue Note records from two different sellers get the next three spots, and a rare prog record on Vertigo closes this week's Top 5.

1. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $3,850.00

2. LP - Sonny Clark "Dial S For Sonny" Blue Note 1570 - $3,379.00

3. LP - Hank Mobley self titled Blue Note 1568 - $3,150.00

4. LP - Sonny Clark "Sonny's Crib" Blue Note 1576 - $3,050.00

5. LP - Dr Z "Three Parts To My Soul" Vertigo - $2,924.81

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 08/14/2010

78's at the top two spots, as the resurgence of the 78 continues. A Vogue picture disc makes the #1. Robert Johnson, a frequent visitor to the list recently, makes the number two spot. And someone out there has unleashed some Vertigo prog rarities. One makes the list for the second week. This from a band called Ben, so obscure that neither Jane or I know this record. As the saying goes, "no one knows every record."

1. 78 - Art Kassel "Queen For A Day" / "End Of A Perfect Day" Vogue Picture Disc - $4,207.28

2. 78 - Robert Johnson "Kind Hearted Woman Blues" / "Terraplane Blues" Vocalion 03416 - $3,428.92

3. LP - Aphrodite's Child "666" Vertigo UK 1st Pressing - $2,634.03

4. 12" - Ardonus "Got To Take A Chance" / "Just Be My Lady" Lyon - $2,550.00

5. LP - Ben "self titled" Vertigo UK 1st Pressing - $2,415.83

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 08/21/2010

This week is a who's who of Top 5 regulars, save for the Ska instrumental in the #5 spot. If record collecting had a Mt Rushmore, The Beatles, Zep and Nirvana records on this list would be three out of the four icons. What would be the fourth? Tune in to VRT and hear Jane and I argue about it.

1. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $5,166.66

2. 12" - Led Zeppelin “Road Box” - $3,150.00

3. LP - Michele Auclair Schubert: "Complete Works For Violin And Piano" Erato STE 50136 - $2,551.99

4. 45 - Nirvana "Love Buzz" 28/1000 Sub Pop - $2,225.00

5. 45 - Jackie Mitoo / Anthony Ellis "unknown" / "You Were Wrong" sky intr. blank pressing - $2025.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Records Sales - Week Ending 08/28/2010

A Bob Dylan test pressing with alternate takes and lyrics gets the top spot and a high price seen in many weeks at $8k. Northern Soul has returned to the list with a 45 from The Admirations, and 78s continue to make their presence known.

1. LP - Bob Dylan "Blood On The Tracks" Test Pressing - $8,000.00

2. 45 - The Admirations "I Want To Be Free" / "You Left Me" Peaches - $3,174.00

3. 78 - Freddie Keppard's Jazz Cardinals "Stock Yard Strut" / "Salty Dog" Paramount - $2,801.00

4. LP - Music Emporium "self titled" Sentinel - $2,560.00

5. LP - Janos Starker "Bach Cello Suites" Mercury - $2,4999.00

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Most people never heard of Al Green until the 1970s, and the hits “Let's Stay Together,” “You Ought to Be with Me,” and others. Yet I recall hearing Al on the radio in Houston, around 1965.

In researching Al's early years, I found mention of him being with either Hot Line, or Hot Wire, around then. That record could be what I heard.

Some credible sources even say Al Green recorded for the Fargo and Cherokee labels in the early '60s. Others indicate he was singing back then but made no records.

Al Green is a pretty common name, so how do I know who has the story right?
—Lindsay Hamlin, Hanover, Pa.

DEAR LINDSAY: Fear not, I'm here for you in times like these.

Al Green, the most successful male R&B artist of the 1970s not named James Brown, did perform in public from the mid-1950s to the mid-'60s, just as you read.

For a few years, circa-1962-'63, Al teamed with high school pals Curtis Rodgers, Palmer James, and Gene Mason, singing as either the Creations or Al Greene and the Creations. Al didn't drop the last 'e' from the family name until 1969.

The Creations did, in 1967, wangle a one-record deal with Zodiac Records, resulting in the release of “Footsteps” backed with “A Dream” (Zodiac 1005).

Later that year, after the Zodiac disc fizzled, Curtis Rodgers and Palmer James started their own label, giving it a lengthy name originally intended for use as a publication: Hot Line Music Journal. Most everyone refers to it as just Hot Line.

Now, since I'd hate to leave you with your wires crossed, what about “Hot Wire”?

That coincidentally is a song Green recorded in 1967, while with Hot Line. “Hot Wire” remained unissued until late 1972, when it became a minor hit (Bell 45,305).

With the former Creations now billed as Al Greene & the Soul Mate's [sic], their first Hot Line single was a soulful Rodgers and James original, “Back Up Train” (Hot Line 15,000).

Issued in November '67, “Back Up Train” steamed right into the Rhythm & Blues Top 5. Unfortunately, Greene and the Hot Line team could not sustain the momentum.

In 1969, and now as Al Green, he teamed with Willie Mitchell and his Memphis-based Hi Records, an assemblage that ran off 10 consecutive years of hit records. Among those are six No. 1 and 15 Top 10 hits.

Those are the recordings Al made before his solo career skyrocketed in 1970s, now let's talk about a couple he didn't make.

First is “I Never Had a Chance,” the same tune Dean Martin waxed in 1957, backed with “The Girl I Love” (Fargo 1004). This is by an Al Green.

However, this fellow, who sounds similar to Arthur Prysock, is not the same as Al Greene, just a 12-year-old in 1958 when this came out.

The other record by another Al Green is “Don't Touch Me” coupled with “Pearly Shells” (Cherokee 201,504), released in 1964.

DEAR JERRY: I love your column in our local paper. Now, I'm hoping you can help me.

A song from the early to mid-'60s that I liked a lot is called “I'm Leaving,” but I don't remember the artist and can't locate it without knowing his name.

It's an R&B tune that I once thought was by Johnny Nash, but, according to the internet, it is not him. Thanks for any help you can give.
—Mike Ehrmann, Milwaukee

DEAR MIKE: You were right all along. There are numerous internet references to “I'm Leaving,” which is indeed by Johnny Nash (Groove 0030).

Recorded in 1963 and released in '64, “I'm Leaving” is one of several Johnny's songs written by his wife at the time, Margaret Nash.

Margaret died in May 1982, in Los Angeles, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

IZ ZAT SO? One of Johnny Nash's 1959 singles that didn't become a hit at all, “Take a Giant Step” (ABC-Paramount 10046), brought Nash a different kind of acclaim — an industry award of which he is very proud.

“Take a Giant Step,” the main theme for the film of the same title, won the Silver Sail award at Switzerland's 1960 Locarno International Film Festival “for the humanity and intensity of his performance.”

Nash, cast in the starring role, made his acting debut in “Take a Giant Step.”

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

The Black Eyed Peas to Release Brand-New Album — The Beginning — On November 30th, 2010



SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Six-time Grammy award-winning, multi-platinum recording artists The Black Eyes Peas have announced that they will release a brand-new album, entitled The Beginning, on November 30th, 2010, on Interscope Records.

The Black Eyed Peas' sixth album, The Beginning is the follow-up to the group's blockbuster cd The E.N.D. Released in June 2009, The E.N.D. has sold more than 11 million copies worldwide, while spending 52 weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart. It is also the first album in two decades by a duo or group to yield five Top 10 songs on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, including the No. 1 hits "Boom Boom Pow," "I Gotta Feeling" (which is the best-selling digital song in SoundScan history), and "Imma Be," as well as the Top 10's "Meet Me Halfway" and "Rock That Body." In addition, The E.N.D. was nominated for six 2010 Grammy Awards and won for Best Pop Vocal Album, "Boom Boom Pow" won Best Short Form Music Video and "I Gotta Feeling" won for Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group.

While the title of The E.N.D. was a play on words (standing for "The Energy Never Dies"), the new album's title, The Beginning, "refers to what is actually happening in the world right now," says "The Beginning is symbolic of adopting new technologies, such as augmented reality, 3D, and 360 video. It's also about being experimental and taking songs we've liked from the past and playing around with sick, crazy beats."

In keeping with that manifesto, the first single from The Beginning is "The Time (The Dirty Bit)," which is built around a sample from the classic 1987 theme from Dirty Dancing, "(I've Had) The Time of My Life," recorded by Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes. "The song is a celebration of this amazing time in our lives," says vocalist Fergie. "We've been on tour all over the world, and looking out at stadiums full of people who came out to see us – that's as big as it gets. After the shows, we go out to the clubs and meet the fans; those are moments that we have to remember." "Plus the fact that we get to experience it with each other," adds vocalist, "that's the best feeling ever."

"You never know what's going to happen, so you want to make the best of every day," says "We wanted to capture that feeling and release a song that celebrates with the fans because it wouldn't have happened without them." "This album is the beginning of a new era of Pea world domination – fasten your seat belts pea-ple enjoy the ride," declares Taboo.

The Black Eyed Peas have shot a video for "The Time (The Dirty Bit)," with director Rich Lee, who also lensed the Peas' "Imma Be Rocking That Body" video, as well as clips for Eminem ("Not Afraid"), The All-American Rejects ("The Wind Blows"), Fergie ("Clumsy"), and the Pussycat Dolls ("Hush Hush").

The Beginning will be released in several physical formats – a standard CD, a deluxe CD that includes 3 bonus songs, a full album vinyl and a combo two-disc set of 20 songs that includes The Beginning & The Best of THE E.N.D. – and digitally at all online retailers.

The Black Eyed Peas are currently on the road on their Blackberry Presents "The E.N.D. World Tour 2010," which culminates this fall with shows in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, and Peru after extensive North American and European legs over the past year. The New York Times described the tour as "pop's latest sci-fi spectacle," while raved "they push the boundaries of what it means to be one of the top-selling acts in music today" and the New York Post declares a "visually stunning production."

The E.N.D. was The Black Eyed Peas first original music since 2005's Monkey Business, which was certified triple platinum in the U.S., with worldwide sales of more than nine million. Monkey Business generated Grammy Awards over two consecutive years, for "Don't Phunk with My Heart" and "My Humps." The Peas' first Grammy Award came six years ago, for "Let's Get It Started," from their breakthrough 2003 album Elephunk, which introduced Fergie into the lineup, and transformed the group into international superstars with cumulative 25x platinum sales in nearly a dozen countries around the world. In 2006, Fergie released her six-million-selling solo debut The Dutchess and 2007 Producer of the Year Grammy-nominee released Songs About Girls. Since forming in 1995, The Black Eyed Peas have sold more than 28 million albums worldwide and more than 30.8 million digital tracks. In addition, they have logged more than 300 headline tour dates in 29 countries with more than 2.2 million tickets sold. The group has been nominated for a 2010 American Music Award in the Favorite Band, Duo or Group category.

SOURCE Interscope Records

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Music Releases - October 26, 2010

As always, CVR Blog picks are in RED:

39 Stripes - Beyond Broken
A Classic Education - Hey There Stranger
Aaron Neville - I Know I've Been Changed
Alan Moore - Unearthing (3-CD, 3-LP box set)
Ali Campbell - Great British Songs
Amy Grant - Discover (EP)
Andrew Bird - Useless Creatures
Angelo Spencer et l'Orchidee d'Hawai "L'Argent" 7''
Anne Sofie Von Otter and Brad Mehldau - Love Songs
Apparat - DJ-Kicks
Aretha Franklin - Essential (2 CDs)
Asia - Spirit of the Night: Live in Cambridge 2009 (2 CDs/1 DVD)
Atlantic and Pacific - Meet Your New Love
Avey Tare - Down There
B.B. King - B.B. Boogie
Badfinger - Ass
Badfinger - Magic Christian Music
Badfinger - No Dice
Badfinger - Straight Up
Barbara Morgenstern - Fan No. 2
Barbra Streisand - Ultimate Collection
Bill Bruford and Tony Levin - Bruford Levin Upper Extremities (2 CDs)
Billie Holiday - Essential (2 CDs)
Billy Preston - Encouraging Words
Billy Preston - That's the Way God Planned It
Black Sabbath - Eternal Idol: Deluxe Edition
Black Sabbath - Seventh Star: Deluxe Edition
Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys - King of Western Swing
Brad Paisley - Hits Alive
Breathe Owl Breathe - Magic Central
Brian McBride - The Effective Disconnect
Bryan Ferry - Olympia (Vinyl)
Buddy Guy - Living Proof
Buddy Miles - Booger Bear
Calle 13 - Entren Los Que Quieran
Carl Wilson - Youngblood (remastered with a bonus track)
Charlie Daniels Band - Essential (2 CDs)
Ciara - Basic Instinct
Clinic - Bubblegum (vinyl)
Cloud Nothings - "Leave You Forever" 7''
Coliseum - Goddamage (remastered) (vinyl)
Comic Wow - Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time
Conducting From The Grave - Revenants
Cough - Ritual Abuse
Crocodiles - Sleep Forever (vinyl)
Crowded House - The Very Very Best Of Crowded House
Crystal Stilts - Shake the Shackles (vinyl)
Daniel G. Harmann & the Trouble Starts - Risk
Darryl Jenifer - In Search of Black Judas
Deez Nuts - This One's For You
Deluka - You Are the Night
Denice Williams - When Love Comes Calling
Diamond Rings - Special Affections
Dixie Chicks - The Essential Dixie Chicks
Doris Troy - Doris Troy
Duane Eddy - Movin N Groovin
Dâm-Funk - Adolescent Funk
Electric Light Orchestra - Original Album Classics (5 CDs)
Elizabeth & the Catapult - Other Side of Zero
Energy - Walk Into The Fire EP
Excepter - Late (vinyl)
Falco - Falco 3 25th Anniversary Edition
Fergus and Geronimo - Never Satisfied b/w Turning Blue (vinyl)
Forbidden - Omega Wave
Fourplay - Let's Touch the Sky
Frank Sinatra - Essential (2 CDs)
Frank Sinatra - Frank Sinatra: Concert Collection (DVD set)
Gary Wilson - Electric Endicott
Ghostland Observatory - Codename: Rondo
Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger - Acoustic Sessions
Giant Sand - Valley of Rain (reissue)
Gil Scott-Heron - It's Your World (reissue)
Gil Scott-Heron - Real Eyes (reissue)(Vinyl)
Gold Panda - Lucky Shiner
Gospel Claws - C-L-A-W-S
Grouper - Hold/Sick (vinyl)
Guess Who - Artificial Paradise
Guess Who - Essential (2 CDs)
Hans Zimmer - Inception (Music From The Motion Picture) [vinyl]
Heart - Live on Air
Highwaymen - The Essential Highwaymen
Holy Grail - Crisis In Utopia
Howard Fishman - The World Will Be Different
Ill Nino - Dead New World
Jackie Lomax - Is That What You Want?
James Taylor - James Taylor
Jason D. Williams - Killer Instincts
Jay Boy Adams - Fork in the Road
Jay Boy Adams - Jay Boy Adams
Jeff Beck - Live And Exclusive From The Grammy Museum (Amazon Exclusive)
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66: Late Show: Signe's Farewell
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66: Early & Late Shows: Grace's Debut
Jefferson Airplane - Live at The Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66: We Have Ignition 11/27/66: We Have Ignition (2 CDs)
Jefferson Airplane - Return to The Matrix 2/1/68 (2 CDs)
Jermaine Stewart - Frantic Romantic
Jethro Tull - Stand Up: Deluxe (3 CDs)
Jim Bryson & the Weakerthans - Falcon Lake Incident

Jimi Hendrix - BBC Sessions

Jimi Hendrix - "West Coast Seattle Boy: The Jimi Hendrix Anthology" - This four-CD/one-DVD deluxe set arrives just in time for our holiday shopping and offers a treasure trove of new Hendrix material, featuring 45 previously unreleased live cuts, demos and studio alternates from the guitar legend.

Jimmie Rodgers - Train Whistle Blues
Joan of Arc - Meaningful Work (vinyl)
Joe Satriani - Essential (2 CDs)
John Cale - Live at Rockpalast (2 CDs) (Vinyl)
John Tavener - The Whale / Celtic Requiem
John Zacherle - Monster Mash / Scary Tales
John Zorn - What Thou Wilt
Johnny Clegg - Human
Josephine Foster & The Victor Herrero Band - Anda Jaleo
Juice Newton - Duets: Friends and Memories
Juliette Commagere - Procession
Julio Iglesias - Essential (2 CDs)
K.C. Accidental - Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub & Anthems for the Could've Bin Pills (reissue)
Kansas - Essential (2 CDs)
Keller Williams - Kids
Kill The Client - Set For Extinction
Kisses - Heart of the Nightlife
Kort (Kurt Wagner and Cortney Tidwell) - Invariable Heartache
Krieg - The Isolationist
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Lauren Pritchard - Wasted in Jackson
Legendary Pink Dots - French Collection
Lesbian - Stratospheria Cubensis
Lobo - All Time Greatest Performances
Loudness - Loudest (2 CDs)
Low - Christmas (reissue) (vinyl)
Lyrics Born - As U Were
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 10 - Black Soul
Make Do And Mend - End Measured Mile

Mamas and the Papas - If You Can Believe Your Eyes & Ears (Vinyl)

Marc Bolan and T-Rex - Slider (Vinyl)
Marc Bolan and T. Rex - Unchained: Unreleased Recordings 1972-77 (8-CD box set)

Marshall Chapman - Big Lonesome
Mary Hopkin - Earth Song, Ocean Song
Mary Hopkin - Postcard
Meat Loaf - Bat Out of Hell (Vinyl)
Michael Schenker - Rockpalast: Hard Rock Legends Vol. 2
Mike Farris - The Night The Cumberland Came Alive EP
Modern Jazz Quartet - Under the Jasmine Tree / Space
Monkees - Head: Deluxe Edition (Rhino Handmade Exclusive)
Monster Magnet - Mastermind
Mtume - Kiss This World Goodbye / In Search of the Rainbow (2 CDs)
Mtume - Theater of the Mind
Muddy Waters - Hard Again (reissue) (vinyl)
Mulatu Astatke - Timeless
Neil Diamond - Dreams
Nick Cave - Abattoir Blues/Lyre of Orpheus (reissue)
Nick Heyward - From Monday to Sunday
Nick Heyward - North of a Miracle
Octopus Project - Hexadecagon
Ooooo - Ooooo (vinyl)
PT Walkley - Nice Guy Johnny (soundtrack)
Paleo - A View of the Sky
Panico - Kick
Paper Aeroplanes - The Day We Ran Into the Sea
Paul Simon - Essential (2 CDs)
Pepper Rabbit - Beauregard
Perry Como - Essential (2 CDs)
Phil Wilson - I Own It (vinyl)
Pissed Jeans - Sam Kinison Woman b/w The L Word (vinyl)
Pomegranates - One of Us
Pop. 1280 - The Grid EP 12''
Prefab Sprout - Let's Change The World with Music
Pretty Things - Parachute: 40th Annivesary Edition
Quinn Marston - Can You Hear Me See Me Now?
R.E.M. - Live From Austin, TX [dvd]
Rachel's - Music for Egon Schiele (reissue) (vinyl)
Rachel's - The Sea and the Bells (reissue) (vinyl)
Ray Charles - Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
Ray Charles - Way I Feel
Robyn Hitchcock - Moss Elixir / Mossy Liquor (2 CDs)
Rose Royce - Golden Touch
Rose Royce - Jump Street
Rose Royce - Rainbow Connection IV
Rose Royce - Strikes Again
Roy Clark - Last Word in Jesus Is Us
Sarah Kirkland Snider - Penelope
Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light
Sean Lennon and Charlotte Kemp Muhl - Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger: Acoustic Sessions
Seeland - How to Live
Slough Feg - Animal Spirits
Small Black - New Chain
Steve Miller Band - Fly Like An Eagle (CD/DVD)
Steve Vai - Essential (2 CDs)
Strawbs - Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration Vol. 1 (2 CDs)
Strawbs - Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration Vol. 2 (2 CDs)
Stryper - The Covering
Sun Airway - Nocturne of Exploded Crystal Chandelier
Sun City Girls - Funeral Mariachi
Swedish House Mafia - Until One
Systems Officer - Underslept (reissue) (vinyl)
Tangerine Dream - Chandra: Phantom Ferry 1
Tangerine Dream - Cyberjam Collection
Tangerine Dream - Tangines Scales
Taylor Swift - Speak Now
Ted Nugent - Essential (2 CDs)
Telekinesis - Parallel Seismic Conspiracies
The Fall - Unutterable (remastered with bonus disc)
The Octopus Project - Hexadecagon
The Orb Featuring David Gilmour - Metallic Spheres (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
The Phantom Band - The Wants
The Red Shore - The Avarice Of Man
The Superions - Destination: Christmas
Timmy's Organism - Rise of the Green Gorilla
Triptykon - Shatter
UFO - Rockpalast: Hardrock Legends 1
Unruly Child - Worlds Collide
Uriah Heep - Live on Air

Various Artists - Apple Records Box Set (17-CD box set)

The Limited Edition Apple Records Box Set (17 Discs) includes 14 individual artist albums with bonus tracks, the new Best of Apple Records "Come And Get It" collection, a 2CD collection of 37 un-released tracks from Badfinger, Billy Preston, Jacki Lomax and Mary Hopkins and a 16 page booklet. All housed in a cardboard box that artistically replicates the original Apple Records crate.

Various Artists - Country Strong: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Various Artists - Doughboys Playboys & Cowboys: The Golden Years of Western Swing (4 CDs)
Various Artists - Listen to the Banned
Various Artists - Lullaby Renditions of Pearl Jam
Various Artists - Lullaby Versions of Songs Recorded by Michael Jackson
Various Artists - Smooth Jazz Tribute to Bryan Ferry
Various Artists - The Imus Ranch Record II
Various Artists - The Sound of Music - 45th Anniversary Edition
Various Artists - Treme: Music From the HBO Original Series, Season 1
Various Artists - Wah Do Dem OST
Various Artists - We Were So Turned on: Tribute to David Bowie (vinyl)
Various Artists - Winter's Bone: Songs from the Motion Picture
Viktor Sjoberg - Breakfast in America
War on Drugs - Future Weather
Warpaint - The Fool
Wildildlife - Give In To Live
William Ryan Fritch - Library Catalog Music Series - Music for Honey & Bile (vinyl)
Withered - Dualitas
Wolf and Cub - Science & Sorcery
Wooden Wand - Death Seat
Your Demise - The Kids We Used To Be...

New Jazz Releases - Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Here

The Bad Penny New Music Releases Schedule

1,2,3 – “Little Cure” single (Chess Club)
Active Child/ School of Seven Bells – split 7-inch (features each artist remixing a track by the other; limited edition; pre-orders come with downloads for both songs; Lefse)
Andrew Bird – Noble Beast (reissue; available as an LP and a CD; features Glenn Kotche and others; Fat Possum)
Angelo Spencer et les Haut Summits – “L’Argent” 7-inch (previously available digitally; K)
Anoraak – Wherever the Sun Sets (Naive)
Atlantic/Pacific (features Texas Is the Reason’s Garrett Klahn) – Meet Your New Love (features Rival Schools’ Ian Love; No Sleep)
Avey Tare (of Animal Collective) – Down There (Paw Tracks)
Bedouin Soundclash – Light the Horizon (digital version; available physically in early 2011; Pirates Blend/ Nat Geo)
Bing & Ruth – City Lake (Happy Talk)
Bob Wayne – Outlaw Carnie (Century Media)
Bot’Ox – Babylon by Car (I’m a Cliché)
Brian Bonz – The Triborough Odyssey (Triple Crown)
Bryan Ferry – Olympia (features Scissor Sisters, Groove Armada, members of Roxy Music, more; includes covers of songs by Tim Buckley and Traffic; co-produced by Bryan Ferry and Rhett Davies; Astralwerks)
Cashes Rivers – Cashes Rivers (Aqui Estamos)
Chico Mann – Analog Drift (Wax Poetics)
Comic Wow – Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music: Music for Mysteries of Mind Space and Time (Asthmatic Kitty)
Control Denied – The Fragile Art of Existence (two-CD reissue; Relapse)
Cough – Ritual Abuse (Relapse)
Crowded House – The Very Very Best of Crowded House (CD has 19 songs; digital version has 32 songs; Capitol/EMI)
Crystal Stilts – “Shake the Shackles” single (Slumberland)
Dark Castle – Spirited Migration (vinyl version of 2009 album; At a Loss)
Darkthrone – Høstmørke (reissue with bonus disc of commentary by drummer/lyricist Fenriz; Peaceville) Panzerfaust (reissue; two-CD has commentary by Fenriz; vinyl version limited to 2,000 numbered copies; Peaceville)
Darryl Jenifer (Bad Brains bassist) – In Search of Black Judas (Roir)
Dead Snares (Remy Zero’s Jeffrey Cain) – Speak the Language (features Remy Zero’s Cedric LeMoyne, the late Gregory Slay, more; Popantipop)
Deluka – You Are the Night (physical version; previously available digitally; Vel)
Diamond Rings – Special Affections (Secret City)
Diego and the Dissidents – Contaminated Waters (Quite Scientific)
Diskreet – Engage the Mechanicality (Siege of Amida/ Candlelight)
Dolorean – Anticipation Blues EP (digital only; available with pre-orders of January 18 release The Unfazed; Partisan)
Down – Diary of a Mad Band (London concert from 2006; triple-LP/one-DVD edition; previously available as a two-CD/one-DVD set; Warner Bros.)
Dream Cop – Mango EP (vinyl only; Tough Love)
Dååth – Dååth (co-produced by guitarist Eyal Levi and Mark Lewis; Century Media)
El Boy Die – Black Hawk Ladies & Tambourins (Semprini)
El Sportivo & the Blooz – El Sportivo & the Blooz EP (only available as a limited-edition 12-inch; White Iris)
Elizabeth & the Catapult – The Other Side of Zero (Verve Forecast)
Every Time I Die – “Shit Happens: The Series?” DVD (includes an hour of unreleased bonus material, copy of recent album New Junk Aesthetic, more; Epitaph)
Firewind – Days of Defiance (pre-order bundles come with an instructional DVD, T-shirts, posters, more; Century Media)
Gary Wilson – Electric Endicott (digital version; available in other formats on November 9; Western Vinyl)
Ghostland Observatory – Codename: Rondo (Trashy Moped)
Gospel Claws – C-L-A-W-S (Common Wall/ Modern Art)
Growlers – Hot Tropics (LP version; comes with MP3; previously available on CD; Everloving)
Holy Grail – Crisis in Utopia (produced by Danny Lohner; Prosthetic)
Jefferson Airplane – Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/15/66 Late Show — Signe’s Farewell; Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 10/16/66 Early & Late Shows — Grace’s Debut; Live at the Fillmore Auditorium 11/25/66 & 11/27/66 — We Have Ignition; and Return to the Matrix 2/1/68 (previously unreleased live albums; Collectors’ Choice Music Live)
Jeremy Fisher – Flood (Aquarius/EMI)
John Cale & Band – Live (October 1984 performance; available as a double-CD, a double-DVD and an LP; MIG)
Johnny Clegg – Human (first album in 17 years; Appleseed)
Johnny Flynn – Been Listening (Transgressive/ Thirty Tigers)
Juliette Commagere (Hello Stranger frontwoman) – The Procession (Manimal)
K.C. Accidental (pre-Broken Social Scene project featuring Kevin Drew and Charles Spearin) – Anthems for the Could’ve Bin Pills and Captured Anthems for an Empty Bathtub (reissues; Arts & Crafts)
Kermit Ruffins (from HBO’s “Tremé”) – Happy Talk (Basin St.)
Kill the Client – Set for Extinction (Relapse)
Krieg – The Isolationist (Candlelight)
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow (Season of Mist)
Lesbian – Stratospheria Cubensis (only available on CD; Important)
Linda Perhacs – Parallelograms (LP reissue; Sundazed)
Lisa Miller – Within Myself (CD reissue; Sundazed)
Lykke Li – “Get Some” single (digital version available for free on beginning October 25; limited-edition 7-inch available in record stores; LL)
Lyrics Born – As U Were (features Francis and the Lights’ Francis Farewell Starlite; Decon)
Make Do and Mend – End Measured Mile (digital version; LP due later; Paper + Plastick/ Panic)
Martina Topley Bird – Some Place Simple (previously available overseas; Honest Jon’s/ Ipecac)
Melechesh – The Epigenesis (Nuclear Blast)
Michael Schenker Group – Hard Rock Legends Vol. 2 (January 1981 performance; available as a CD and a DVD; MIG)
Monster Magnet – Mastermind (Napalm)
Mugstar – Lime (only available on CD; Important)
My Dry Wet Mess – Irrational Alphabet (Magical Properties)
My Jerusalem (features members of Polyphonic Spree, ex-members of Cursive and Great Norther, more) – Gone for Good (00:02:59/Sony/RED)
My Other Friend – My Other Friend (wide release of previously available album; self-released)
Neaera – Forging the Eclipse (Metal Blade)
None More Black – Icons (Fat Wreck Chords)
Oh Land – Oh Land EP (Epic)
Old Man Markley – “For Better, For Worse” 7-inch (Fat Wreck Chords)
Panico – Kick (Chemikal Underground)
Parallels – Visionaries (deluxe edition; comes with a bonus CD featuring an unreleased song, a Ramones cover and four remixes; exclusive to the U.S.; Marigold)
Pepper Rabbit – Beauregard (Kanine)
Pomegranates – One of Us (Afternoon)
Prefab Sprout – Let’s Change the World With Music (Tompkins Square)
Pure Reason Revolution – Hammer and Anvil (limited-edition digipak comes with bonus DVD of live material from 2010; Superball)
Purling Hiss – Public Service Announcement (Woodsist)
Quinn Marston – Can You Hear Me See Me Now? (Ernest Jenning Record Co.)
R.E.M. – “Live From Austin, TX” DVD (remastered and remixed version of Austin City Limits performance; includes three songs that weren’t broadcast; New West)
Ray Charles – Focus of Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters (features unreleased and rare material, including a duet with Johnny Cash; Concord)
Roger McGuinn – “Thunderbyrd: West Coast Legends Vol. 4? DVD (live material from 1977; MIG)
Röyksopp – Senior (digital version; LP drops November 9; instrumental album; MB3)
Sarah Kirkland Snider – Penelope (features My Brightest Diamond’s Shara Worden; New Amsterdam)
Seeland – How to Live (Loaf)
Shadows Fall – “Madness in Manila” DVD/CD (Everblack Industries)
Small Black – New Chain (Jagjaguwar)
Societys Parasites – 1753 (Hellcat)
Star One – Victims of the Modern Age (CD and CD-with-T-shirt bundles available for pre-order; InsideOut)
Sun Airway – Nocturne of the Exploded Crystal Chandelier (Dead Oceans)
Syd Barrett – An Introduction to Syd Barrett (executive produced by David Gilmour; Capitol/EMI)
T. Rex – The Slider (remastered reissue; CD and digital versions; available on vinyl November 23; Fat Possum)
Tangents (features Unearth’s Derek Kerswill) – One Little Light Year (co-produced by Tangents and Benjamin Jon; Restricted Release/ Angle Side Side)
Tesseract – Concealing Fate EP (Century Media)
The Fall – The Wonderful and Frightening World of the Fall (Omnibus Edition) (four-CD reissue; Beggars Banquet)
The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger (features Sean Lennon) – Acoustic Sessions (Chimera)
The Mamas and the Papas – If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears (mono LP reissue; features uncensored cover; Sundazed)
The Octopus Project – Hexadecagon (Peek-a-Boo)
The Phantom Band – The Wants (digital release; Chemikal Underground)
The Radha Krishna Temple – The Radha Krishna Temple (reissue; produced by George Harrison; Apple/EMI)
The Sainte Catherines – Fire Works (features Lagwagon’s Joey Cape; Anchorless)
The Superions – Destination … Christmas! (Fanatic)
The Ventures – The Ventures’ Christmas Album (LP reissue; Sundazed)
The War on Drugs – Future Weather (Secretly Canadian)
Triptykon – Shatter: Eparistera Daimones Accompanied EP (includes two live songs, one featuring vocals by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto; Century Media)
UFO – Hard Rock Legends Vol. 1 (November 1980 performance; available as a CD and a DVD; MIG)
Vanity Theft – The Anatomy EP (Vigilante Music/ Adamant)
Various artists – Come and Get It: The Best of Apple Records (features archival songs by Billy Preston, Ronnie Spector, more; Apple/EMI)
Various artists – Fool’s Gold Vol 1 (features A-Trak, Kid Sister, more; available digitally and as a limited-edition CD only available at Opening Ceremony boutiques; Fool’s Gold)
Various artists – Swedish House Mafia – Until One (features reworked versions of songs by MGMT, Coldplay, more; Astralwerks)
Various artists – “Jackass 3D” soundtrack (previously available digitally; features Weezer, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O, more; Epitaph)Various artists – “Wah Do Dem” DVD (movie featuring Norah Jones, Sean Bones, more; Factory 25)
Viking Skull – Heavy Metal Thunder (remastered reissue that includes Born in Hell, the Chapter One EP, five bonus tracks and new artwork; Restricted)
Warpaint – The Fool (vinyl version has album-download coupon; pre-orders come with a poster; Rough Trade)
We Are Standard – The Golden League (remix album; available digitally and on CD; Mushroom Pillow)
William Ryan Fritch – Asthmatic Kitty Library Catalog Music: Music for Honey and Bile (Asthmatic Kitty)
Witchsorrow – Witchsorrow (Metal Blade)
Withered – Dualitas (Prosthetic)
Wolf & Cub – Science & Sorcery (Last Gang)
Young the Giant – Young the Giant (digital version; available physically in early 2011; Roadrunner)

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