Monday, April 5, 2010

New Music Releases - April 6, 2010


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

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 03/27/2010

1. 45 - Elvis Presley "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" Sun 209 - $10,000.00

2. LP - The Beatles "Please Please Me" Parlophone UK Gold Black label 1st Stereo - $5,349.05

3. 10" - Geroges Enesco "Beethoven Sonate a Kreutzer" Columbia FC 1058 Mono - $4,050.00

4. 10" - Geroges Enesco "Beethoven Sonate a Kreutzer" Columbia FC 1058 Mono - $3,300.00

5. LP - Hank Mobley "with Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan" Blue Note 1540 - $2,969.00

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 04/03/2010

1. LP - Queen "The Works" Red Vinyl Columbia - $9,000.00

2. LP - various artists "Black-Out: New Sounds Of '70" Century - $5,801.00

3. 45 - Phil Gray & His Go Boys "Bluest Boy In Town" / "Pepper Hot Baby" Rhythm Records 101 - $3,750.00

4. 45 - The Beatles "Strawberry Fields" / "Penny Lane" Acetate rough mix - $3,148.30

5. LP - Horace Parlan, George Tucker, Al Harewood "Us Three" Blue Note 4037 Mono - $2,669.00

More on this week's top 5 on Vinyl Record Talk, Tuesday 7:00PM Eastern / 4:00PM Pacific on Radio Dentata.

Music News & Notes

Travis McCoy's "Lazarus" Album Cover Revealed

Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy's Lazarus debut solo album cover has been revealed online this weekend.

Travie McCoy flys high on the cover of his solo debut album Lazarus, landing in stores June 8. The Gym Class Heroes frontman's first single "Billionaire"featuring Bruno Mars is taking off at radio, while the project boasts contributions from T-Pain, Cee-Lo, Detail and The Stereotypes. (Rap-Up)

Last month, McCoy explained why his album's title was shortened.

"Unfortunately we had to change the title to just Lazarus, because there's already this movie out there called 'The Lazarus Project,' " he explained in an interview. "So we're just calling the record Lazarus now. It's more to the point...It's hard to put a stamp on the record. With anything I do, it's hard to categorize it. With any project, I just go in and blindly start writing songs and then find out which way we want to go with it. This one took a bit longer to find the lane." (MTV)


DISBELIEF: 'Heal' Artwork Unveiled

German death metallers DISBELIEF are set to release a 20th-anniversary album called 'Heal' on May 21 via Massacre Records. The CD will contain eight songs, including three cover versions and a remake of the classic track "Shine." The first album to be recorded and mixed by the DISBELIEF members themselves, "Heal" will also feature four original compositions which "are meant to be a tribute to bands who influenced us a lot over those two decades concerning their music and attitude!!" according to the group.

"Heal" track listing:


* KILLING JOKE - "A Love Like Blood"
* KING DIAMOND - "Welcome Home"
* CRIMSON GLORY - "Red Sharks"


* Certainty Of Reality
* The Eyes of Horror
* The Last Force: Attack!
* Isolation
* Shine (title track of 2002 album)

"Heal" will be released with a bonus DVD containing footage of a complete DISBELIEF show from the Walpurgis Metal Days in 2009.


Dylan Cancels Asian Tour

Apparently Bob Dylan has had to cancel a tour of Asia after the Chinese government refused to allow him to perform. The singer had been planning on a series of dates in the area but when he learned he didn't have permission to play in Beijing and Shanghai, he scrapped the whole tour.

A spokesman from the Taiwan promotion company who was handling the tour stated "China's Ministry of Culture did not give us permission to stage concerts in Beijing and Shanghai, so we had no alternative but to scrap plans for a Southeast Asian tour. The chance to play in China was the main attraction for him. When that fell through everything else was called off.

"What Bjork did definitely made life very difficult for other performers. They are very wary of what will be said by performers on stage now. Last year British rockers Oasis were denied permission to play in China after it was discovered that guitarist Noel Gallagher had had appeared at a Tibet freedom concert 12 years earlier."


The Specials Discuss a New Album

Terry Hall of the Specials has told the British site that the original members of the group were discussing making a third album after they complete their 30th anniversary tour. According to Hall: "Nothing has been written. We've played around a bit, but we've all agreed that if we're going to make an album, it's got to an incredibly great album. If we're up for that, and we think that we have the parts in place, there's no reason we won't start recording. I think at this level we need to play for a while, like we did before we had a record deal."


The Violent Femmes Won't Be Reuniting

Bass player Brian Richie has stated that his bandmate Gordon Gano licensed their song "Blister in the Sun" to fastfood giant Wendy's for a commercial without first seeking the permission of others in the group. Richie told "I don't like having my sound misappropriated to sell harmful products, such as fast food. That's not why we made the music. It should not be hijacked."

This Date In Music History-April 5


Ronnie White - Miracles (1939)

Dave Swarbick - Fairport Convention (1941)

Alan Clarke - Hollies (1942)

Crispin St. Peters (1944)

Nicholas Caldwell - Whispers (1944)

Dave Holland - Judas Priest (1948)

Kent Henry - Blues Image (1948)

Agnetha Faltskog - Abba (1950)

Peter Case - Plimsouls (1954)

Stan Ridgeway - Wall of Voodoo (1954)

Jacob Slichter - Semisonic (1961)

Mike McCready - Pearl Jam (1965)

Paula Cole (1968)

Born today in 1973, Pharrell Williams, one half of the writing duo, The Neptunes (with Chad Hugo). Produced numerous #1 hits for Mystikal, Jay-Z, NSYNC, Britney Spears, Nelly.

They Are Missed:

The late Tony Williams of the Platters ("Smoke Gets In Your Eyes") was born in 1928.

Canned Heat singer Bob "The Bear" Hite died of a heart attack in 1981 (age 36). Played at both the 1967 Montery Pop Festival and the 1969 Woodstock Festival.

In 1983, Danny Rapp, leader of 50's group Danny and the Juniors committed suicide in a hotel in Arizona by shooting himself.

In 1994, Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head at his home in Seattle. Cobain’s body wasn’t discovered until April 8, by an electrician who had arrived to install a security system, who initially believed that Cobain was asleep, until he saw the shotgun pointing at his chin. A suicide note was found that said, "I haven't felt the excitement of listening to as well as creating music, along with really writing . . . for too many years now." A high concentration of heroin and traces of Valium were found in Cobain’s body. His death was officially ruled as suicide by a self-inflicted shotgun wound to the head.

In 1998, British drummer Cozy Powell was killed when his car smashed into crash barriers on a motorway in Bristol, England. Powell had worked with Whitesnake, ELP, Black Sabbath, Rainbow and the ELP spin-off Emerson, Lake, & Powell; plus sessions with Donovan, Roger Daltrey, Jack Bruce, Jeff Beck, Gary Moore and Brian May.

Jazz tenor saxophonistStanley William Turrentine, also known as "Mr. T" or "The Sugar Man" was born today in 1934. He died on September 12, 2000.

In 2006, Gene Pitney was found dead (age 65) in his bed in a Cardiff hotel. The American singer was on a UK tour and had shown no signs of illness. Pitney helped the Rolling Stones break the American market with his endorsement of the band. Jagger and Richards wrote his hit "That Girl Belongs to Yesterday" which became the Stones duo's first composition to reach the American charts.

In 2007, former Kiss guitarist Mark St. John died from an apparent brain hemorrhage at the age of 51. S t. John was Kiss' third official guitarist, having replaced Vinnie Vincent in 1984 and appeared on the album ‘Animalize’.


A tornado killed 235 people in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1936, but luckily for the music world, one year-old Elvis Presley and his family survived.

In 1962, the Beatles performed at the Cavern Club in Liverpool as part of a special night presented by the Beatles' fan club. The Beatles wear their black leather outfits for the first half of the performance, for old time's sake, then change into their new suits for the second half of the show.

The Searchers appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in 1964. They were the first British Invasion group to appear on the show after the Beatles. It was also the Searchers' US debut.

The Beach Boys, with a rare Al Jardine lead vocal, issued their #1 hit, “Help Me, Rhonda" in 1965.

In 1967, Monkees fans walked from London's Marble Arch to the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square to protest Davy Jones' planned call-up. Jones was exempted because he was deemed responsible for supporting his father.

Elvis Presley's "Double Trouble" movie debuted in 1967.

In 1968, James Brown makes a nationally-televised appeal for calm in the wake of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Elvis Presley kicked of a 15 date US tour at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York in 1972.

Minnie Riperton went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with the Stevie Wonder produced song "Loving You." It was the singers only US chart hit. Riperton died of cancer on 12th July 1979.

Led Zeppelin released their seventh studio album "Presence" in 1976.

Duran Duran made their live debut at The Lecture Theatre, Birmingham Polytechnic in 1978.

In 1980, R.E.M. played their first ever gig when they appeared at St Mary's Episcopal Church, Athens, Georgia (under the name Twisted Kite).

After eight years of publication to the radio and recording industry, "Record World" magazine ceased publication and filed for bankruptcy protection in 1982.

The Beach Boys were banned from the Fourth of July concert at the White House in 1983. US President Ronald Reagan overturned the ban two days later.

In 1984, Marvin Gaye's funeral took place at The Forest Lawn Cemetery, Los Angeles; Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Berry Gordy and other Motown singers, writers and producers, attended the service.

At 3:50pm GMT in 1985, over 5,000 radio stations worldwide aired the charity single by USA for Africa "We Are The World." The single went on to be a #1 in the US & UK, and in most Western territories.

Construction began on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland in 1993.

In 1999, three of Tammy Wynette's daughters filed a $50 million lawsuit that blamed Wynette's death on negligence by her husband and her doctor.

The Calling’s guitarist Aaron Kamin was electrocuted in 2002 during a soundcheck prior to a Bangkok concert. He was hospitalized.

In 2008, Apple's iTunes overtook supermarket group Wal-Mart to become the largest music retailer in the US. Market research firm NPD said iTunes surpassed Wal-Mart in January and February if 12 downloads are considered equal to the sale of one CD album. iTunes had sold more than four billion songs since its launch in 2003.

Danity Kane were at #1 on the US album chart in 2008 with their second album ‘Welcome To The Dollhouse.’

Also in 2008, Toto performs its last concert before breaking up, in Seoul, South Korea, 2008

In 2009, Kid Rock performed at WrestleMania's 25th anniversary event in Houston. The singer's set includes "Bawitdaba," "Cowboy" and "Rock N Roll Jesus." AC/DC’s "Shoot To Thrill" and "War Machine" (from “Black Ice”) are the official theme songs.