Monday, May 17, 2010

New Music Releases - May 18, 2010

13th Floor Elevators - Headstone: Contact Sessions
Aluk Todolo - Finstrenis
Andre Williams - That's All I Need (vinyl)
Ashford & Simpson - Come As You Are
Ashford & Simpson - Gimme Something Real
Ashford & Simpson - I Wanna Be Selfish
Ashford & Simpson - Is It Still Good to Ya
Ashford & Simpson - Musical Affair
Ashford & Simpson - Performance
Ashford & Simpson - So So Satisfied
Ashford & Simpson - Stay Free
Audio Bullys - Higher Than The Eiffel
Audra Mae - The Happiest Lamb (vinyl)
Bad Religion - 30 Years (Free Live Compilation)
Band of Horses - Infinite Arms (vinyl) (vinyl & CD box set)
Bing Crosby - Bing on Broadway
Bing Crosby - El Senor Bing (Deluxe Edition)
Bing Crosby - On the Sentimental Side
Bing Crosby - Return to Paradise Islands (Deluxe Edition)
Black Keys - Brothers (2-LP vinyl & CD)
Bloodstone - Party
Bo Bice - 3
Buddy Guy - DJ Play My Blues
Camera Obscura - Nights Are Cold (vinyl)
Carson Taylor - Truly Without
Cave - Pure Moods (vinyl)
CeCe Winans - Songs of Emotional Healing
Cheap Trick - Doctor
Cheap Trick - Found All the Parts/Busted
Cheap Trick - Standing on the Edge
Chin Chin - Sound of the Westway (vinyl)
Club 8 - The People's Record
Cream - Fresh Cream/Disraeli Gears
Crooked Still - Some Strange Country
DEVO - New Traditionalists (remastered with bonus tracks) (vinyl)
Daniel Higgs - Say God (vinyl)
David Bazan - Live at Electrical Audio (vinyl)
Deep Purple - Perfect Strangers/Under The Gun
Depreciation Guild - Spirit Youth (vinyl)
Don McLean - American Pie (180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl)
Duane Eddy - Girls! Girls! Girls!
Duran Duran - Duran Duran (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs/1 PAL DVD)
Duran Duran - Seven & the Ragged Tiger (Deluxe Edition) (2 CDs/1 PAL DVD)
Eli "Paperboy" Reed - Come & Get It
Elisa Randazzo - Bruises & Butterflies
Elvis Presley - For LP Fans Only
Eric Clapton - Time Pieces V.1/Time Pieces V.2
Exodus - Exhibit B: The Human Condition
Gladys Knight & the Pips - About Love
Gordon Lightfoot - Cold on the Shoulder
Gordon Lightfoot - Don Quixote
Gordon Lightfoot - Dream Street Rose
Gordon Lightfoot - Endless Wire
Gordon Lightfoot - Old Dan's Records
Gordon Lightfoot - Painter Passing Through
Gordon Lightfoot - Salute
Gordon Lightfoot - Shadows
Gordon Lightfoot - Sit Down Young Stranger
Gordon Lightfoot - Summer Side of Life
Gordon Lightfoot - Summertime Dream
Gordon Lightfoot - Sundown
Gordon Lightfoot - Waiting for You
Gordon Voidwell - Ivy League Circus
Gotan Project - Tango 3.0 (vinyl)
Grand Funk Railroad - We're an American Band (Audio Fidelity)
Great Lake Swimmers - Legion Sessions
Harvey Milk - A Small Turn Of Human Kindness
Hawkwind - USA Tour 1989-90
High Places - Can't Feel Born
Holy F**k - Latin (vinyl)
Holy Ghost! - Static on the Wire EP
Hondells - Go Little Honda
Hot Tuna - Live at the New Orleans House Berkeley CA Sept 69
Jackson 5 - Diana Ross Presents / ABC
Jamie Lidell - Compass (vinyl)
Janelle Monae - The Archandroid
Jayhawks - The Jayhawks (aka The Bunkhouse Album) (vinyl)
Joe Tex - Singles As & Bs 1:1960-1964
John Hughes - Reset The Warehouse
John Mayall - Blues Express
John Zorn - Dictee: Liber Novus
Johnny & the Hurricanes - Stormsville
Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter: Live at The Fillmore East 10/3/70
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Controversial Negro (reissue with bonus tracks)
Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Now I Got Worry (reissue with bonus tracks)
Jose Feliciano - & the Feeling's Good
Jose Feliciano - Compartments
Jose Feliciano - Encore! Jose Feliciano's Finest Performances
Jose Feliciano - Just Wanna Rock 'n' Roll
Keepaway - Baby Style
Kiss - Kiss / Hotter Than Hell
Kool & the Gang - Ladies Night / Good Times
LCD Soundsystem - Drunk Girls (vinyl)
LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening
Labelle - Pressure Cookin'
Laurie Anderson - Only An Expert (vinyl)
Lena Horne - Sings: The M-G-M Singles
Lenny White - Anomaly
Locust - Peel Sessions
Macy Gray - The Sellout
Madlib - Medicine Show No. 5 History Of The Loop Digga: 1990-2000 feat. CDP
Magic Slim & the Teardrops - Raising the Bar
Mary Gauthier - The Foundling
Massive Attack - Heligoland (3-LP vinyl & CD)
Melissa Ferrick - Enough About Me
Miggs - Wide Awake
Moby - Wait for Me. Remixes! (vinyl)
Modern English - Stop Start (reissue)
Mommyheads - Flying Suit (reissue)
Muddy Waters - Rough Guide: Muddy Waters (2 CDs)
Nas and Damian Marley - Distant Relatives
Norman - Hay Hay Make A Wish And Turn Away
not An Airplane - Things And People
Otis Redding - Live on the Sunset Strip
Ozric Tentacles - Erpland (remastered with bonus tracks & DVD)
Pearly Gate Music - Pearly Gate Music
Pete Francis - The Movie We Are in (vinyl)
Phil Ochs - Phil Ochs in Concert (reissue)
Phillip Bailey - Continuation
Poco - Live at Columbia Studios Hollywood 9/30/71
Poison Control Center - Sad Sour Future (vinyl)
Pontiak - Living (vinyl)
Rangda - False Flag (vinyl)
Richard Harris - Prophet By Kahil Gibran
Rick James - Fire It Up
Rick James - Garden of Love
Rick Wakeman - Past, Present & Future
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story / Gasoline Alley
Rolling Stones - Exile on Main St. (remastered) (vinyl) (2-CD edition) (2-CD, DVD, 2-LP super deluxe edition)
Sarah Jaffe - Suburban Nature
Shirelles - Sing The Golden Oldies / Spontaneous Combustion
Solex vs Cristina Martinez & Jon Spencer - Amsterdam Throwdown, King Street Showdown
Spoon - Kill the Moonlight (vinyl reissue)
Staind - Tormented
Statler Brothers - Gospel Music 1
Statler Brothers - Gospel Music 2
Steely Dan - Cant Buy A Thrill / Gaucho
Supremes - Meet the Supremes (remastered 2-CD edition with bonus tracks)
Susan Cowsill - Just Believe It (reissue)
Susan Cowsill - Lighthouse
The Fall - Your Future Our Clutter (vinyl)
The Sadies - Darker Circles (vinyl)
Toots & The Maytals - Flip & Twist
Tracey Thorn - Love and its Opposite (vinyl)
Triumph - Greatest Hits Remixed
Tunng - Sashimi (vinyl)
Uriah Heep - Firefly / Abominog
Various Artists - Ace Story Vol. 1
Various Artists - Bubblegum Music Is the Naked Truth
Various Artists - Diggin' Deeper
Various Artists - Ears of Stone: 1960s Folk Country & Pop From Nashville
Various Artists - Friday Night Lights Vol. 2 (Original Television Soundtrack)
Various Artists - Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers
Various Artists - New World Man: A Tribute To Rush
Various Artists - Nobody Sings Dylan Like Dylan
Various Artists - Putumayo Presents South Africa
Various Artists - Rockabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Kanye West
Various Artists - Sing Me To Sleep - Indie Lullabies
Various Artists - The Goldwax Story Vol. 3
We Have Band - WHB (vinyl)
Willie Nelson - Anthology (W/Dvd)

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Ronnie James Dio (1942-2010)

Ronnie James Dio, the vocalist for Elf, Rainbow, Black Sabbath (replacing Ozzy Osbourne), Dio and Heaven and Hell, passed away on Sunday morning after battling stomach cancer. He was 67.

In a statement on Dio's website  his wife Wendy said "my heart is broken".

"Many, many friends and family were able to say their private good-byes before he peacefully passed away," the statement said.

"Ronnie knew how much he was loved by all. We so appreciate the love and support that you have all given us."
- Wendy Dio

Dio started his career in the 60's, playing bass and trumpet for a local group called the Vegas Kings. The group later became known as the Electric Elves and, in the early 70's, Elf. The group released three albums, none of which charted, and were guests on two album by Roger Glover of Deep Purple. It was through Glover that they met Richie Blackmore, who used the musicians from the group to form Rainbow.

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Artists React to the Passing of Ronnie James Dio

"We mourn the tragic passing of the great Ronnie James Dio. In addition to his powerhouse vocal ability, Ronnie was a true gentleman who always emanated great warmth and friendship to us and everyone around him. We will miss him. - Paul, Gene, Tommy and Eric"

David Coverdale of Whitesnake:
"[I was] so very sad to hear of Ronnie's passing... My thoughts, prayers and condolence to his family and friends."

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