Monday, June 7, 2010

New Music Releases - June 8, 2010

AM Taxi - We Don't Stand a Chance (vinyl)
A Weather - Everyday Balloons (vinyl)
Against Me! - White Crosses (CD with bonus tracks) (vinyl)
Alex Cuba - Alex Cuba
Amy Grant - Early Years: Age to Age & My Fathers Eyes
Anathema - We're Here Because We're Here
Andy Bell - Non-Stop
Angie Mattson - Skeleton Arms
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffitti - Before Today
BLK JKS - Zol!
Bing Crosby - Seasons (Deluxe Edition)
Bing Crosby - So Rare: Treasures From the Crosby Archive
Blitzen Trapper - Destroyer of the Void (vinyl)
Bob Dylan - Dylan: 2010 World Cup Edition
Cadillac Sky - Letters in the Deep
Casiokids - Topp Stemning Pa Lokal Bar (2-LP vinyl)
Ceremony: Rohnert Park
Cheap Trick - Doctor (reissue with bonus track)
Cheap Trick - Found All the Parts/Busted (reissue with bonus tracks)
Cheap Trick - Standing on the Edge (reissue with bonus track)
Cheap Trick - X2: Lap of Luxury / Dream Police (2 CDs)
Christina Aguilera - Bionic (CD with bonus tracks) (vinyl)
Circle Jerks - Wonderful (vinyl reissue)

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Clay Walker - She Won't Be Lonely Long
Clefs of Lavender Hill - Stop! Get a Ticket
Club 8 - The People's Record (vinyl)
Cold Cave - Life Magazine Remixes EP
Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles
Cure - Disintegration: 20th Anniversary Edition (3 CDs) (Preview)
Danko Jones - Below the Belt (vinyl)
Darkness - Death Squad
Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions (vinyl)
Delta Spirit - History From Below (vinyl)
Dierks Bentley - Up On The Ridge
Dion - Wonder Where Im Bound
Elvis Presley - Elvis 30 #1 Hits: 2010 World Cup Edition
Frank Sinatra - Sinatra & Sextet: Live in Paris
Gary Wright - Connected (Preview)
George Benson - Good King Bad / Benson & Farrell
Gladys Knight & the Pips - About Love
Glee Cast - Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals
Gloria Estefan - Mis Favoritas
Golden Smog - Down By the Old Mainstream (vinyl)
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
Grace Potter & The Nocturnals - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
Gun - Gunsight
Hanson - Shout It Out
Here We Go Magic - Pigeons (vinyl)

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Hot Hot Heat - Future Breeds (vinyl)
Iggy Pop - California Hitchhike [Live]
Jack Bruce - Live: 1980-2001
Jewel - Sweet and Wild (2-CD edition)
Journey - Greatest Hits: 2010 World Cup Edition
Judy Collins - Paradise
Kaiser Cartel - Secret Transit
Kansas - X2: Leftoverture / Point of Know Return (2 CDs)
Konono No 1 - Assume Crash Position
Kristin Hersh - Cats & Mice
Lee Brice - Love Like Crazy
Light Pollution - Apparitions
Lightnin' Hopkins - Lightnin' Hopkins/His Blues (2 CDs)
Lil Jon - Crunk Rock
Linfinity - Martian's Bloom (vinyl)
MF Grimm - You Only Live Twice: The Graphic Novel
Manowar - Thunder In The Sky
Mississippi Fred McDowell - Shake Em on Down
Monty Python - Not The Messiah (He's A Very Naughty Boy)
Mouse Fire - Big Emotion
Nachtmystium Addicts - Black Meddles Pt. II
Nada Surf - If I Had a Hi-Fi (vinyl)
Nevermore - The Obsidian Conspiracy
Olafur Arnalds - & They Have Escaped the Weight of Darkness (vinyl)
Orianthi - Believe (II)
Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Say No To Love b/w Lost Saint
Patti Smith - Twelve-2010 World Cup Edition
Pinetop Perkins & Willie "Big Eyes" Smith - Joined at the Hip
Plies - Goon Affiliated
Pretty Maids - Pandemonium
Queen - Singles Collection Vol. 3
Ratatat - LP4 (vinyl)
Ray Charles - Simply Ray Charles
Ray Stevens - We the People (CD/DVD)
Refused - The Shape of Punk to Come (vinyl reissue with CD & DVD)
Renee Fleming - Dark Hope
Rhymefest - El Che
Rooney - Eureka (vinyl)
Roots - How I Got Over
Salif Keita - La Difference
Samantha Crain - You (Understood)
Saving Abel - Miss America
Sex Pistols - Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle (Vinyl)
Sia - We Are Born
Silverstein - Decade: Live at El Macambo (with DVD)
Sly & the Family Stone - X2: Fresh / Dance to the Music (2 CDs)
Steve Hackett - Out of the Tunnel's Mouth
Steve Winwood - Revolutions: The Very Best of Steve Winwood (1 CD)
Suckers - Wild Smile
Teenage Fanclub - Shadows

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Tender Forever - No Snare (vinyl)
Tender Trap - Do You Want a Boyfriend? (vinyl)
The Belles - Time Flies When You're Losing Your Mind
The Cringe - Play Thing
The Dig - Electric Toys
The Drums - The Drums
The Henry Clay People - Somewhere on the Golden Coast (vinyl)
Tokyo Police Club - Champ
Tradewinds - Excursions
Travie McCoy [Gym Class Heroes] - Lazarus
Tymon Dogg - Bitter Thoughts of Tymon Dogg: Collection 68-09
Uffie - Sex Dreams & Denim Jeans
Various Artists - 2010 Warped Tour Compilation
Various Artists - Afrosound of Colombia Vol. 1
Various Artists - Disco Boogie (2 CDs)
Various Artists - FELA! (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Glee: The Music - Journey to Regionals EP
Various Artists - Palenque Palenque: Champeta Criolla & Afro Roots in Colombia
Various Artists - Radiogram: 24 Songs That Inspired Gram Parsons
Various Artists - The Addams Family (cast recording)
Various Artists - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Soundtrack (deluxe edition with bonus tracks and poster)
Various Artists - Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to Shel Silverstein (Preview)
Various Artists - You Baby: Words & Music By P.F. Sloan & Steve Barri
Viernes - Sinister Devices
Villagers - Becoming a Jackal (2-LP vinyl)
Wanda Jackson - Love Me Forever / Blues in My Heart
We Are The In Crowd - Guaranteed To Disagree [EP]
What Laura Says - Bloom Cheek
Wild Moccasins - Skin Collision Past
Wye Oak - My Neighbor / My Creator
Yo La Tengo - Here To Fall Remixes EP (vinyl)
Young Veins - Take a Vacation (vinyl and CD)

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‘Priceless’ music collection leaves Malta for N.Y.

Daily Chronicle

MALTA – Loren Schoenberg ended a 30-year quest Thursday afternoon by retrieving an “unknown collection of stuff” that he’s certain will alter history.

“The truth is, these are priceless,” said Schoenberg, 51, scanning a room filled with boxes that contained nearly 1,000 acetate, aluminum and vinyl records. “These literally cannot be purchased.”

Schoenberg, the executive director of the National Jazz Museum in Harlem, N.Y., traveled with two helpers to Malta this week to retrieve the delicate media. It will be transferred to the museum – an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution – and digitized.

Around 3 p.m. Thursday, Schoenberg, musician Kevin Cerovich and jazz record producer Scott Wenzel had inventoried 765 records, they said. They began the process Monday.

The records are the life work of the late Bill Savory, a recording engineer who made every effort to save jazz performances of the “Big Band Era” in the 1930s and beyond, said his son, Eugene Desavouret, 61. Savory also recorded historical conversations with other musical engineers to ensure that the details of technical progress would be available to everyone.

“Personally, I just want these to be out of my house and into somebody’s ears,” Desavouret said Thursday, with a laugh.

Leaving behind a carefully labeled and well-taken-care-of legacy of his music, compositions and instrumental arrangements, Savory died in 2004. His nearly 1,000 original records, as well as audio tapes, were recovered from his estate in Falls Church, Va., his son said.

The collection includes many never-before-heard arrangements by American jazz musician Benny Goodman, who enthusiasts know as the “King of Swing.” Recordings of singer and songwriter Billie Holiday also are included in the mix, as well as historical speeches by former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Wenzel said.

“You can happen upon collections, here and there, but these are unreleased recordings,” Wenzel, 50, said, adding that most of the work was recorded before 1941, when Savory was in his late teens and early 20s. “No one knew these even existed.”

Schoenberg had an idea they existed, he said, and first asked Savory about the sound bites in 1980. He’d been wondering about them ever since.

Schoenberg said he planned to drive the recordings – he calls them the “cream of the crop” – to New York on Thursday night in a moving truck. That way “they do not leave my sight,” he said.

“If I had found just five of these discs, it would have created a stir,” Schoenberg said. “In essence, there’s no genre of the arts that won’t be affected by this collection. These are just a bunch of messy old boxes until you rescue them.”

SOURCE: Special thanks to Kate Schott at Daily Chronicle in DeKalb, Ill. for allowing me to reprint this material.

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 05/29/2010

1. 45 - Elvis Presley "That's All Right" / "Blue Moon Of Kentucky" Sun 209 - $10,987.00

2. LP - Georges Enesco Bach Sonatas Continental - $5,500.00

3. 45 - The Lonesome Drifter "Eager Boy" / "Tear Drop Alley" K - $5,100.69

4. 78 - Charly Jordan "Keep It Clean No 2" / "You Run And Tell Your Daddy" Vocalion - $4,749.99

5. LP - Johanna Martzy "Bach: The unaccompanied Violin Sonatas" Columbia Box set UK - $3,173.45

Top 5 eBay Vinyl Record Sales - Week Ending 06/05/2010

1. LP - Fresh Blueberry Pancake "Heavy" Private Press Psych - $7,000.00

2. LP - Hank Mobley "with Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan" Blue Note 1540 - 5,101.00

3. LP - The Beatles & Frank Ifield "On Stage" VeeJay Portrait Jacket - $2,800.00

4. LP - Velvet Underground & Nico self titled Mono Promo yellow label - $2,600.00

5. LP - John Heartsman And Circles "Music Of My Heart" Private - $2,550.00

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This Date In Music History - June 7

Thomas Woodward (Tom Jones) (1940)

Paddy McAloon - Prefab Sprout (1957)

Prince Rogers Nelson (1958)

Gordon Gano - Violent Femmes (1963)

Eric Kretz - Stone Temple Pilots (1966)

David Navarro - Jane's Addiction, Red Hot Chili Peppers from 1993 - 1998 (1967)

They Are Missed:

Born on this day in 1917, Dean Martin. He died December 25, 1995.

In 1998, songwriter Wally Gold died in a New Jersey hospital (age 70). Wrote "It's My Party," a hit for Lesley Gore and "It's Now or Never," a hit for Elvis Presley. Member of late 50's group The Four Esquires, produced Kansas & Gene Pitney.


Bill Haley recorded "Shake, Rattle & Roll" in 1954.

The Rolling Stones made their British TV debut on "Thank Your Lucky Stars" in 1963.

The Rolling Stones' first record, "Come On," was released in 1963.

During their first ever US tour in 1964, the Rolling Stones were booed off stage at a gig in San Antonio, Texas. Some performing monkeys, who had been the act on before the Stones, were brought back on stage for another performance.

Roy Orbison's wife, Claudette was killed in a motorcycle accident near Nashville in 1966.

In 1968, Fleetwood Mac, Grateful Dead and Jefferson Airplane all appeared for the first of a three night run at the Carousel Ballroom, San Francisco, California.

Supergroup Blind Faith, featuring Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Steve Winwood, made their live debut at a free concert in London's Hyde Park in 1969.

Also in 1969, Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell both appeared on the first ABC TV Johnny Cash Show from Ryman Auditorium in Nashville.

The Who performed “Tommy” at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House in 1970. The show was the first time The Who played this venue and the last time they perform “Tommy” in its entirety for nearly two decades.

Don McLean recorded "Vincent" in 1971.


The musical, "Grease" opens on Broadway in 1972.

Elton John's album 'Captain Fantastic And The Brown Dirt Cowboys,' went to #1 on the US album chart in 1975, the first album ever to enter the US chart at #1.

John Denver went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1975 with "Thank God I'm A Country Boy," the singers third US #1.

Capitol Records released the Beatles package "Rock 'N' Roll Music" in 1976.

Prince's first single "Soft and Wet" was released in 1978.

In 1969, Chuck Berry pled guilty to income tax evasion and was sentenced to 120 days in federal prison.

Elvis Presley's Graceland mansion was opened to the public in 1982.

Madonna went to #1 on the US singles chart in 1986 with "Live To Tell," her third US #1 single.

In 1987, David Bowie played a concert in West Berlin in front of the Reichstag with the speakers pointing towards the nearby Berlin Wall where thousands of young East Berliners stood and listened.

The ground breaking ceremony was held for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH in 1993.

In 1995, Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood was admitted to hospital after his ear was leaking blood. The problem was diagnosed as his arm movement from continuous guitar playing.

In 2002, Virgin Records announced they had dropped Victoria Beckham after her debut solo album, which cost over $5.1 million to make, had sold only 50,000 copies.

In 2004, Metallica nabbed the "Best International Act" honor and The Darkness wins the "Best Video" trophy for their "Love Is Only a Feeling" clip at the second annual “Metal Hammer Golden God Awards,” held in London.

2007, The funeral of guitarist, singer Bo Diddley took place in Gainesville, Florida in 2007. Many in attendance chanted "Hey Bo Diddley" shortly after family members had passed by his coffin as a gospel band played Bo Diddley's music. At the service, they presented a floral tribute in form of his trademark square guitar.

Paul McCartney played a surprise concert at a club in London in 2007 to celebrate the release of 'Memory Almost Full.' He performed new stuff, old stuff and even Beatles tunes. Jeff Beck and Pink Floyd's David Gilmour were in the audience.

3 Doors Down were at #1 on the US album chart in 2008 with their self titled second US #1.

During the encore at the Foo Fighters' concert at London's Wembley Stadium in 2008, Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones come onstage for renditions of Zep’s "Rock & Roll" and "Ramble On.” "This is the greatest f-in’ night in our band’s life," Grohl tells the audience.