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New Music Releases - November 2013

November 5

!!! - R!M!X!S
A Wilhelm Scream - Partycrasher
Action Bronson - Sob Songs EP (12")
Allman Brothers - 5 Classic Albums
Avril Lavigne - Avril Lavigne
Backlash - Where's The Pride
Bahru Kegne - The Legendary Bahru Kegne
Belleruche - The Best Of (2xCD)
Bob Dylan - 5 Classic Albums
Bob Dylan - Bob Dylan Complete Album Collection Vol. One (box set)
Bright Eyes - A Christmas Album (vinyl)
Bryan Adams - 5 Classic Albums
Bryce Dessner & Kronos Quartet - Aheym
Buck Owens - Buck 'Em!: The Music Of Buck Owens (1955-1967) (2xCD)
Bunny Sigler - Let Me Party With You
Cass McCombs - Big Wheel and Others (vinyl)
Celine Dion - Loved Me Back To Life
Chalachew Ashenafi and Ililta Band - The Legendary Gondar Azmari (1966-2012)
Chuck Mead - Upstairs At United, Vol. 8 (02/28/2013) (12")
Clarence Carter - Fame Singles, Volume 2 1970-73
Connan Mockasin - Caramel
Cut Copy - Free Your Mind (2xLP)
Dagoba - Post Mortem Nihil Est
David Bowie - The Next Day Extra (2 CD)
Dawn of Midi - Dysnomia (vinyl)
Drag the River - Drag The River
Dream Theater - Dream Theater: Live At Luna Park (Blu-ray/DVD)
Dropkick Murphys - LP Box Set (13xLP)
Duane Allman - Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective (second edition) (7xCD)
Ducktails - Wish Hotel (12")
Eek-A-Mouse - Reggae Anthology Eek-Ology (2xCD+DVD)
El Ten Eleven - Transitions (EP)
Ellen Foley - About Time
Elvis Presley - Elvis-NBC TV Special (vinyl)
Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Emotions - Come Into Our World
Espectrostatic - Espectrostatic (vinyl)
Exit Ghost - Elston
Fleetwood Mac - Boston’ (1970 live album)
Foxy - Foxy
Frank Turner and Jon Snodgrass - Buddies
Freya - Paragon Of The Crucible
Gerry and the Pacemakers - Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying / Second Album / I'll Be There / Girl on a Swing
Henry Wagons - Upstairs At United, Vol. 9 (03/06/2013) (12")
Howe Gelb - The Coincidentalist (vinyl)
Impending Doom - Death Will Reign
Iron Chic - The Constant One (vinyl)
James Blunt - Moon Landing
Jeffrey Novak - Lemon Kid (vinyl)
Jellyfish - Radio Jellyfish
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Miami Pop Festival
Jimmy Buffett - 5 Classic Albums
John Mellencamp - 1982-1989
Johnny Marr - New Town Velocity (7")
Karla Bonoff - Karla Bonoff / Restless Nights / Wild Heart of the You
Kevin Devine - Bubblegum (vinyl)
KISS - 5 Classic Albums
Kool & the Gang - Celebrate
Kronos Quartet with Bryce Dessner - Aheym (2xLP)
Latyrx - The Second Album (vinyl)
Left Of The Dial - Idly By
Leverage Models - Leverage Models (vinyl)
Lita Ford - Bitch Is Back
Little Comets - Life Is Elsewhere (vinyl)
Loleatta Holloway - Love Sensation
Luscious Jackson - Magic Hour
Lynyrd Skynyrd - 5 Classic Albums
M.I.A. - Matangi
Mark Berube - Russian Dolls
Marvin Gaye - 5 Classic Albums
Mat Zo - Damage Control
Melvins - Tres Cabrones
Midlake - Antiphon (vinyl)
Paul McCartney - New (vinyl)
Paul Revere & the Raiders - Something Happening! 1967-1969
Poco - Legend / Indian Summer
Popstrangers - Rats In The Palm Trees (7")
Radical Face - The Family Tree: The Branches (vinyl)
Rational Youth - Live 1983
Reba McEntire - 5 Classic Albums
Saga - Spin It Again - Live in Munich
Sainthood Reps - Headswell (vinyl)
Salsoul Orchestra - Magic Journey
Santana - Carlos Santana and Buddy Miles Live! (vinyl)
Sapphire Slows - Allegoria (vinyl)
Scott Stapp - Proof of Life
Sheryl Crow - 5 Classic Albums
Stryper - No More Hell to Pay
Talking Heads - More Songs About Buildings And Food (reissue) (vinyl)
Talking Heads - The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads (reissue) (2xLP)
Tar - 1988-1995 (2xLP)
Temptations - 5 Classic Albums
Tennis - Small Sound (EP)
The Ex and Getatchew Mekuria - Y'Anbessaw Tezeta (2xLP)
The Liminanas - Costa Blanca (vinyl)
The Melodic - Effra Parade
Thing Thing - BOOT!
Tim Kasher - Adult Film (vinyl)
Toe - New Sentimentality (vinyl)
Vapors - New Clear Days
Various Artists - First U.S. Top 100: November 12th 1955
Various Artists - Human Rights Concerts 1986-1998
Various Artists - Moon River: Great Instrumental Hits Of The '60s
Various Artists - Oh Yes We Can Love: History of Glam Rock
Various Artists - Divided & United: The Songs Of The Civil War (2xCD)

November 12

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3 Inches Of Blood - Live At Mushroom Vol. 1 (7")
3 Inches Of Blood - Live At Mushroom Vol. 2 (7")
3 Inches Of Blood - Live At Mushroom Vol. 3 (7")
Adrian Utley - In C (2xLP)
Albert Collins - Truckin' with Albert Collins
Aloa Input - Anysome (vinyl)
Alpaca - Demimonde
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy (vinyl)
Beatles - On Air: Live At The BBC Volume 2
Blue Rodeo - In Our Nature
Brutal Truth / Bastard Noise - The Axiom of Post Inhumanity (split)
Cabaret Voltaire - #8385
Caspian - Hymn For The Greatest Generation
Cate Le Bon - Mug Museum
Chantal Acda - Let Your Hands Be My Guide (vinyl)
Chris Garneau - Winter Games
Cian Nugent - Born with the Caul (vinyl)
Compound Eye - Journey From Anywhere (2xLP)
Counting Crows - Echoes of the Outlaw Roadshow
Cowboy Junkies - The Kennedy Suite
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival (6 CDs)
Cronian - Erathems
Dark Funeral - Dark Funeral (reissue)
Dark Funeral - The Secrets Of The Black Arts (reissue)
Dark Funeral - Vobiscum Satanas (reissue)
David Van Teighem Ten - Fits and Starts (vinyl)
deadmau5 - We Are Friends Vol. 2
Demonical - Darkness Unbound
Donny Hathaway - Never My Love: The Anthology
Elvis Presley - King Creole (reissue) (vinyl)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live in Montreal 1977
Endstillee - Kapitulation 2013
ERAAS - Initiation
Erasure - Snow Globe
Flume - Flume (deluxe reissue)
Gap Dream - Shine Your Light
Get Scared - Everyone's Out To Get Me
Grace & Tony - November
Grizzly Bear - Shields B-Sides (12")
Grizzly Bear - Shields: Expanded (2xCD)
Heart Of A Coward - Severance
Heidecker & Wood  Some Things Never Stay The Same
Hellogoodbye - Everything Is Debatable (vinyl)
Herbie Hancock - The Complete Columbia Album Collection 1972-1988
Hollow Sunshine - Held Above (vinyl)
Honeymoon Suite - Big Prize
Honeymoon Suite - Honeymoon Suite
ILLLS - Hideout From The Feeders
Jeremy Jay - Abandoned Apartments
Jhené Aiko - Sail Out
Jim O'Rourke - Old News #9 (2XLP)
John Davis - Spare Parts (2xLP)
John Hiatt - Here to Stay: Best of 2000-2012
Justus Kohncke - Justus Kohncke & The Wonderful Frequency Band (2xLP+CD)  
Kassin - Sonhando Devagar (vinyl)
Keller Williams - FUNK
Kiln - meadow:watt
Koudede - Guitars from Agadez Vol. 7 (12")
Lady Gaga - Artpop
Lamb of God - As the Palaces Burn (10th Anniversary Edition)
Lee Camfield Miller and Scott Merzbow - No Closure
Less Than Jake - See the Light
Little Mix - Salute
Living Sacrifice - Ghost Thief
Los Campesinos! - No Blues (vinyl)
Majeure - Romance Language (vinyl)
Majical Cloudz - Turns Turns Turns (reissue) (12")
Man Must Die - Peace Was Never An Option
Manu Chao - Baionarena (3xLP)
Manu Chao - Clandestino (2xLP)
Manu Chao - La Radiolina (2xLP)
Manu Chao - Proxima Estacion: Esperenza (2xLP)
Manu Chao - Radio Bemba Sound System (2xLP)
Manu Chao - Siberie M'Etait Conteee (2xLP)
Mark Pritchard - Make A Livin’ (EP)
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs - Under the Covers, Volume 3
Morphine - Good (vinyl)
Mount Eerie - Pre-Human Ideas
Nat Baldwin - Dome Branches: The MVP Demos (vinyl)
Omar Souleyman - Dabke 2020: Folk and Pop Sounds of Syria (vinyl)
Oranssi Pazuzu - Valonielu (vinyl)
Pampers - Pampers (vinyl)
Penny Penny - Shaka Bundu (vinyl)
Pentagram Chile - The Malefice
Pestilence - Obsideo
Phill Niblock - Nothin to Look At Just a Record (vinyl)
Phish - Niagara Falls
Pierce The Veil - This Is A Wasteland (DVD)
Psapp - What Makes US Glow
Recondite - Hinterland (vinyl)
Redbone - The Witch Queen Of New Orleans
Rene Hell - Vanilla Call Option (vinyl)
Ricardo Tobar - Treillis (2xLP)
Rival Schools - United By Fate (vinyl)
Rolling Stones - Sweet Summer Sun – Live at Hyde Park
Ron Morelli - Spit (vinyl)
Rudimentary Peni - Archaic (reissue)(vinyl)
Ry Cooder - 1970-1987
Saada Bonaire – Saada Bonaire (vinyl)
Sebastien Grainger & The Mountains - Yours To Discover
Sebastien Tellier - Confection (vinyl)
Shinedown - The Studio Album Collection (compilation)
Songs - Ohia – Magnolia Electric Company Co. (deluxe reissue) (vinyl)
Susanna Hoffs And Matthew Sweet - Under The Covers, Vol. 3
Temple of Baal - Verses Of Fire
The Growlers - Gilded Pleasures (EP)
The Higher State - The Higher State (vinyl)
The Killers - Direct Hits
The Ocean - Collective Oblivion (3xDVD)  
The Who - Tommy (reissue)
Throwing Muses - Purgatory/Paradise
Title Fight - Spring Songs (EP)
Toe - Songs, Ideas We Forgot (vinyl)
Troum - Syzygie
Vaadat Charigim - The World Is Well Lost
Various Artists - Inside Llewyn Davis OST
Various Artists - Mountains of Tongues: Musical Dialects from the Caucasus (vinyl)
Various Artists - Songs For Slim: Rockin' Here Tonight - A Benefit Compilation For Slim Dunlap
Vastum - Patricidal Lust
Vaura - The Missing
Way Through - Clapper Is Still (vinyl)
White Manna - Dune Worship (vinyl)
Wooden Shjips - Back to Land (vinyl)
Worriers - Cruel Optimist (12")
Yeasayer - Live at 9:30 Club (vinyl)
YOB - Catharsis (10th Anniversary)

November 19

A Perfect Circle - Three Sixty
Apocalyptica - Wagner Reloaded (live)
Beach Boys - 5 Classic Albums
Blood Orange - Cupid Deluxe (vinyl)
Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters & Little Walter - Super Blues
Boards of Canada - In A Beautiful Place Out In The Country (reissue) (EP)
Boards of Canada - Trans Canada Highway (reissue) (EP)
Boards of Canada - Twoism (reissue) (EP)
Bon Jovi - 5 Classic Albums
Chris Brown - X
Collage - Collage
David Lee Roth - Greatest Hits: The Deluxe Edition (CD+DVD)
Death Grips - No Love Deep Web (vinyl)
Elton John - 5 Classic Albums
Everyone Dies In Utah - Neutral Ground
Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Vol. 2
FM - Black Noise
FM - City of Fear
FM - Surveillance
Frank Sinatra - Duets (2LP/2CD/DVD) (20th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition)
George Strait - 5 Classic Albums
Ghost - If You Have Ghost
Glen Campbell - 5 Classic Albums
Herb Alpert - Steppin' Out
Iceage - You’re Nothing (deluxe edition)
Icona Pop - This Is....Icona Pop (vinyl)
Jerry Jeff Walker - It's a Good Night for Singin' / Contrary to Ordinary
Korn - The Paradigm Shift (super deluxe edition)
Kurt Vile - Wakin on a Pretty Daze: Deluxe Daze
Kurt Vile - It’s a big world out there (and I am scared) (EP)
Magik Markers - Surrender To The Fantasy
Mariah Carey - #1's (24 Karat Gold CD)
Merle Haggard - 5 Classic Albums
Mick Turner - Don't Tell the Driver
Nektar - Retrospektive
Nils Frahm – Spaces (2xLP)
Ohio Players - Live 1977
Polar Bear Club - Death Chorus
Quicksilver Messenger Service - Live At The Winterland Ballroom - December 1, 1973
REO Speedwagon - Live at Moondance Jam (CD/DVD Deluxe Edition)
Rhapsody of Fire - Dark Wings of Steel
Robbie Williams - Swings Both Ways
Rush - 5 Classic Albums
Rush - Clockwork Angels Tour (CD/DVD)
Santana - Santana's Greatest Hits (vinyl)
Shelby Lynne - Thanks (EP)
Soundgarden - 5 Classic Albums
Steely Dan - 5 Classic Albums
Styx - 5 Classic Albums
Sun & Sail Club - Mannequin
The Devil Makes Three - I'm A Stranger Here (vinyl)
The Entrance Band - Face the Sun (vinyl)
Tom Petty - 5 Classic Albums
Tom Scott - The Master of Funk! 1974-1977
Various Artists - Amazing Early 60s Box: 88 Hard-To-Find Hits
Various Artists - The Decca Sound - The Analogue Years (6xLP)
Various Artists - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Various Artists - Crossroads: Eric Clapton Guitar Festival
Yo La Tengo - Fade: Deluxe Edition

November 26

A Day to Remember - Common Courtesy
A Perfect Circle - A Perfect Circle Live: Featuring Stone And Echo (box set)
Animals - The Mickie Most Years & More (5 CD Set)
Anstam - Gita/Stinky Wig (12")
Artillery - Legions
Beachwood Sparks - Desert Skies
Bill Cosby - Far From Finished
Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath: Live…Gathered In Their Masses (DVD)
Cheap Time - Exit Smiles
Code - Augur Nox
Coffins / Noothgrush - split LP
Conrad Schnitzler - Gold (vinyl)
Conrad Schnitzler - Silber (vinyl)
Crosses - + (One) (vinyl)
Crosses - ++ (Two) (vinyl)
Crosses - +++ (Three) (vinyl)
Dave Van Ronk - Inside Dave Van Ronk (vinyl)
Deicide - In The Minds Of Evil
Destroyer - Five Spanish Songs (EP)
DOA - Welcome to Chinatown: DOA Live (2xLP)
Ephel Duath - Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness
Eric Clapton - Give Me Strength: The '74/'75 Recordings (3LPs)(5CD+1 Blu-Ray)
Future - Honest
Generation Kill - We're All Gonna Die
Glaxo Babies - Nine Months to the Disco (vinyl)
Glaxo Babies - Put Me on the Guest List (vinyl)
Hell - The Final Revolution
Jucifer - There Is No Land Beyond the Volga (2xLP)
Kevin Morby - Harlem River
Lee Hazlewood - There's a Dream I've Been Saving: Lee (8-CDs)
Lisa Fischer - So Intense (deluxe edition)
Lumbar - The First And Last Days Of Unwelcome
Mammatus - Heady Mental (vinyl)
Molly Drake - Molly Drake
Neil Young - Live At The Cellar Door (vinyl)
Peter Murphy - Love Hysteria (reissue)
Pional - Invisible/Amenaza (12")
Pro-Pain - The Final Revolution
Puscifer - What Is... (DVD)
Samuel - Falling Star (12")
Scherrie & Susaye - Partners
Shearwater - Fellow Travelers
Sleep Now - Cast Out
Souls of Mischief - There Is Only Now (2xCD)
Soundgarden - Screaming Life/Fopp (reissue)
Stereolab - Cobra and Phases Group Play Voltage in the Milky Night (2xLP)
Stereolab - Sound-Dust (2xLP)
Sun Glitters - Scattered into Light
The Gist - Embrace the Herd (vinyl)
Tower of Power - Hipper Than Hip (Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow) Live on the Air & in the Studio 1974

Ask Mr. Music by Jerry Osborne


DEAR JERRY: Thanks so much for answering my question about Rolf Harris and the Beatles singing together on TV. I could never have imagined such a thing.

On another matter, many months ago I read a news brief in USA Today that Mr. Harris was a suspect in that child sex investigation that shocked the UK because of Jimmy Savile's crimes.

Since then, I've seen nothing about Rolf, so did anything come of this?
—Marsha Billings, Birmingham, Ala.

DEAR MARSHA: Oh yes, much has happened in this case, though I doubt the story will be on anyone's front page in the U.S. At least not until the matter is settled.

Here is a condensed recap of the key events:

November 2012: As part of Operation Yewtree, the highly publicized investigation alleging child sex crimes by Jimmy Savile and others, Harris was interviewed. Still a person of interest, it was determined he had no connection to, or involvement with, Savile.

March 28, 2013: Harris was arrested and charged. According to the UK-based "Guardian" news source (

"The 83-year-old Australian entertainer, with a long career in British children's TV from the 1960s to the '80s, is accused of three counts of indecently assaulting a 14-year-old girl in 1986 and six of indecently assaulting a girl aged 15 from 1980 to '81. He is also charged with four counts of making indecent images of a child between March and July 2012.

"Alison Saunders, chief prosecutor for CPS [Crown Prosecution Service] London, said: 'We have carefully considered the evidence gathered by the Metropolitan Police Service as part of Operation Yewtree, in relation to Rolf Harris, initially arrested on 29 November 2012 over allegations of sexual offences. A file of evidence was passed to CPS on 12 August 2013. Having completed our review, we have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Mr. Harris to be charged with nine counts of indecent assault and four of making indecent images of a child."

October 7, 2013: A trial date of April 30, 2014 was set by the court. Since the day of his arrest, Harris, who steadfastly maintains his innocence, has been free on bail with the requirement that he have no unsupervised contact with anyone under 18.

Unless a plea deal is reached, nothing newsworthy is likely to be resolved for at least seven months.

DEAR JERRY: One of my '50s faves is "Bad Boy," by the Jive Bombers.

In the liner notes on the album with "Bad Boy," it says "the Top 25 hit we know from 1957 is actually a resurrection of a 1930s song."

This brief comment, plus my never having heard the song by anyone but the Jive Bombers with Clarence Palmer (and Ringo Starr but that was years later), leaves me wondering who recorded "Bad Boy" before 1957.
—Geoff Blasinger, Madison, Wis.

DEAR GEOFF: To be precise, no one recorded that "Bad Boy" before the December 1956 release (Savoy 1508), the one that charted in Feb. 1957.

However, the part about it being a resurrection of a 1930s song is true. It's just that the 1937 tune that is the genesis of "Bad Boy" is titled "Brown Gal."

The brown gal singing "Brown Gal" (Decca 1092) is Lil (Hardin) Armstrong, who, from 1924 to 1931, was married to Louis Armstrong — the second marriage for both.

About 13 years later, Clarence Palmer modified the key pronoun in Lil's original lyrics and title, while deleting some verses and adding new ones.

Then known as the Sparrows, Palmer and his buddies teamed with saxophonist Al Sears to wax "Brown Boy" (Coral 65023). It was then issued in 1950 as by Al Sears and the Sparrows, with Vocal by Clarence Palmer.

Strangely, the only writer shown on the Coral disc is Palmer. It should have been Armstrong and Palmer.

In 1952, a very similar version of "Brown Boy" came out (Citation 1161), this time by Clarence Palmer and the Jive Bombers. On this label, Palmer is credited four times: full group name; as lead singer; sole writer; and bass player. Again, no mention of Lil Armstrong.

Of these three releases, none achieved hit status, but the fourth time was the charm. For the record that made it up to No. 24 on Cash Box, "Brown Boy" became "Bad Boy," and the credits flip-flopped to The Jive Bombers Featuring Clarence Palmer.

One very significant change this time around is seeing the composer's name come full circle. Only one person is credited and, as in 1937, it is Lil Armstrong.

IZ ZAT SO? Lil Armstrong's second most famous composition, "Just for a Thrill," became a Top 20 R&B hit for Ray Charles in 1959.

Later generations heard Ray's recording many times as part of a recurring scene on the popular TV show "Damages."

There is also a sultry, sizzling "Just for a Thrill" by Peggy Lee, one that is highly recommended.

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:

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