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Published on December 15th, 2018 | by Gerry Galipault

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New Music Friday: Revisiting Dec. 14, 2018

Coming around again to Friday’s new releases and reissues, adding a few surprises and others that fell under the radar:



LOUIS ARMSTRONG
“The Definitive Collection” (23 songs; UMe)

BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE
“The Definitive Collection” (18 songs; Mercury / UMe)

JOAN BAEZ
“20th Century Masters: The Best of Joan Baez – The Millennium Collection” (11 songs; A&M / UMe)

GEORGE BENSON
“Compact Jazz: George Benson” (1987 compilation), “Talkin’ Verve” (2007 compilation; Verve / UMe)

BOBBY “BLUE” BLAND
“The Definitive Collection” (22 songs; Geffen / UMe)

JAMES BROWN
“The Singles Volume One: The Federal Years 1956-1960” (41-song compilation, originally released in 2006), “The Singles Volume Two: 1960-1963” (40-song compilation, from 2007), “The Singles Volume Three: 1964-1965” (36 songs), “The Singles Volume Four: 1966-1967” (42 songs), “The Singles Volume Five: 1967-1970” (42 songs), “A Soulful Christmas” (1968 album), “Say It Loud – I’m Black and I’m Proud” (1969 album), “Motherlode” (2003 compilation; Polydor / UMe)

CAROL BURNETT
“Carol Burnett Remembers How They Stopped the Show” (1960 album), “Let Me Entertain You: Carol Burnett Sings” (1963 album; Geffen / UMe)

GLEN CAMPBELL
“Live” (1969 album; Capitol / UMe)

PATSY CLINE
“The Patsy Cline Story” (24-track two-disc collection from 1963, released three months after her death in a plane crash; MCA Nashville / UMe)

BING CROSBY
“20th Century Masters: The Best of Bing Crosby – The Christmas Collection” (18 songs; Geffen / UMe)

PERCY FAITH
“The Essential Percy Faith: The Christmas Recordings” (40 songs; Columbia / Legacy)

ELLA FITZGERALD
“20th Century Masters: The Best of Ella Fitzgerald – The Millennium Collection” (12 songs; Verve / UMe)

MARVIN GAYE
“That’s the Way Love Is” (1970 album; Motown / UMe)

DARYL HALL & JOHN OATES
“H20” (1982 album; RCA / Legacy)

HOWLIN’ WOLF
“The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions (Deluxe Edition)” (1971 album; remastered, with 12 bonus tracks; Geffen / UMe)

JUDY GARLAND
“The Definitive Collection” (20 songs; Geffen / UMe)

STAN GETZ
“Stan Getz: The Bossa Nova Albums” (five complete albums; Verve / UMe)

BILLIE HOLIDAY
“The Definitive Collection” (22 songs; Verve / UMe)

JEFFERSON STARSHIP
“Dragon Fly” (1974 album), “Red Octopus” (1975 album, featuring “Miracles” and “Play On Love”), “Spitfire” (1976 album, featuring “With Your Love” and “St. Charles”), “Earth” (1978 album, featuring “Count On Me”), “Freedom At Point Zero” (1979 album, featuring “Jane”), “Modern Times” (1981 album, featuring “Find Your Way Back” and “Stairway to Cleveland”), “Winds of Change” (1982 album), “Nuclear Furniture” (1984 album, featuring “No Way Out”), “Knee Deep in the Hoopla” (1985 album, featuring “We Built This City” and “Sara”), “No Protection” (1987 album, featuring “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now” and “It’s Not Over [‘Til It’s Over]”), “Love Among the Cannibals” (1989 album), “Greatest Hits (Ten Years and Change 1979-1991)” (1991 compilation; 12 songs), “Gold” (1998 compilation; 12 songs; Rhino)

GLADYS KNIGHT & THE PIPS
“Standing Ovation” (1971 album), “Love Songs” (12-track collection; Motown / UMe)

ROGER MILLER
“All Time Greatest Hits” (2003 compilation; 20 songs; Mercury Nashville / UMe)

MUSICAL YOUTH
“Anthology” (1994 compilation; 20 songs; Geffen / UMe)

NAZARETH
“The Anthology” (38 songs; A&M / UMe)

RICKY NELSON
“Greatest Hits of Ricky Nelson” (96-song compilation; Nimco)

RAINBOW
“Catch the Rainbow: The Anthology” (28 songs; Universal / UMe)

JIMMY SMITH
“The Definitive Collection” (12 songs; Verve / UMe)

ROD STEWART
“The Best of Rod Stewart, Vol. 2” (19-song compilation, from 1977; Mercury / UMe)

ERNEST TUBB
“The Definitive Collection” (25 songs; MCA Nashville / UMe)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Motown Number 1’s (Vol. 2)” (22 songs), “’70s Soul Number 1’s” (18 songs; Motown / UMe)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Motown Unreleased 1968 (Part 1)” (50 songs; Track list), “Motown Unreleased 1968 (Part 2)” (38 songs; Track list; Motown / UMe)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“Ninjawerks, Vol. 1” (13-song gaming soundtrack featuring EDM stars Tiësto, Kaskade, Alesso and more; Astralwerks)

VARIOUS ARTISTS
“NOW That’s What I Call a Workout 2019” (19 hit remixes; NOW / UMe / Sony)

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND
“White Light / White Heat (Deluxe Edition)” (1967 album; remastered, with bonus tracks and “Live at the Gymnasium, New York City, April 30, 1967”), “Gold” (30-song compilation; Polydor / UMe)

BARRY WHITE
“I’ve Got So Much to Give” (1973 album; Mercury / UMe)

STEVIE WONDER
“The Definitive Collection” (21-song set, originally released in 2002; Motown / UMe)

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