New Releases (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
Applewood Road (Emily Barker, Amber Rubarth and Amy Speace) “Applewood Road” (Hear here; MP3) (Gearbox)
Audrey Assad “Inheritance” (producers: Assad, Daniel James; guest: Fernando Ortega; Hear here) (Fortune Fall)
Marty Balin “The Greatest Love” (producers: Balin, Joe Vertino; Hear here; MP3) (Buckjoy Productions)
BlowFly “77 Rusty Trombones” (the R&B artist-songwriter’s final album, coming after his Jan. 17 death from liver cancer; Hear here; MP3) (Saustex Media)
Basia Bulat “Good Advice” (first single: “Infamous”; Hear here; MP3) (Secret City)
Paul Carrack “Soul Shadows” (Hear here; MP3) (Carrack UK)
The Coffin Daggers (NYC instrumental surf punk band) “Aggravatin’ Rhythms” (Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Cleopatra)
DeDe “Dream of You” (producer: Andrew Fromm; first single: “Love Lives On”; Hear here; Read here) (Diva Prince Productions)
Lee DeWyze (“American Idol” season 9 winner) “Oil & Water” (Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Alex Dezen (of The Damnwells) “Alex Dezen” (Hear here; MP3) (Rock Ridge Music)
Dion “New York Is My Home” (first single: “New York Is My Home,” a duet with Paul Simon; Hear/read here; MP3) (Instant)
Flowers (London indie-pop trio) “Everybody’s Dying to Meet You” (producer: Brian O’Shaughnessey; first single: “Pull My Arm”; Hear here; MP3) (Kanine)
The Frights (San Diego party-punk trio) “You Are Going to Hate This” (producer: Fidlar’s Zac Carper; first single: “You Are Going to Hate This”; Hear here; MP3) (Dangerbird)
Vince Gill “Down To My Last Bad Habit” (guests: Little Big Town, Cam; first single: “Take Me Down”; Hear here; MP3) (MCA Nashville)
Fay Hield (British folk singer-songwriter) “Old Adam” (first single: “Green Gravel”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Soundpost)
Holy Grail “Times of Pride and Peril” (producer: John Spiker; Hear here; MP3) (Prosthetic)
James Supercave “Better Strange” (first single: “Better Strange”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Fairfax Recordings)
Jetblacc Leek “The Blacc Print Album” (producers: Skycash Beats, Blaisian Beats, The Heart Beats, NY Bangers, Evolution Beats, Nate Rhoads, The legion; guests: F-Eaze, Hash Tag; first single: “Long Time”; Hear here) (Choppagang Ent., Feb. 11)
Joey+Rory “Hymns That Are Important to Us” (proceeds will go to the Loeys-Dietz Syndrome Foundation, in honor of the Feeks’ daughter Indiana’s best friend Scout, who has the disease; Hear here; Read here; MP3; DVD) (Gaither Music Group / Universal)
Ronan Keating “Time of My Life” (guests: The Shires; first single: “Falling Slowly”; Hear here) (U.K. – Decca)
Stephen Kellogg “South, West, North, East” (recorded in each region with different co-producers and musicians; Hear here; MP3) (Fat Sam Productions)
Kula Shaker “K 2.0” (their first album since 2010; first single: “Infinite Sun”; Hear here; See here) (U.K. – Strangefolk)
Ute Lemper “The 9 Secrets” (producer: Lemper; guests: Paulo Coelho, Gil Goldstein, Jamshied Sharifi; first single: “Beauty”; Hear here; MP3) (Steinway & Sons)
Lissie “My Wild West” (producer: Curt Schneider; first single: “Don’t You Give Up On Me”; Hear here; MP3) (Lionboy / Thirty Tigers)
Lorrie Morgan “Letting Go … Slow” (her first solo album in five years; producer: Richard Landis; Hear here; MP3) (Shanachie)
Radiation City (Portland dream-pop quintet) “Synesthetica” (first single: “Juicy”; Hear here; MP3) (Polyvinyl)
The Record Company (L.A. rock/roots trio) “Give It Back to You” (first single: “Off the Ground”; Hear here; MP3) (Concord)
Herlin Riley (master drummer from New Orleans) “New Direction” (guests: guitarist Mark Whitfield, Cuba’s Pedrito Martinez on percussion; Hear here; MP3) (Mack Avenue)
Snarky Puppy (Grammy-winning instrumental fusion band) “Family Dinner – Volume Two” (CD/DVD combo; guests: David Crosby, Charlie Hunter, Laura Mvula, Terence Blanchard, Becca Stevens, etc.; Hear here; MP3) (Ground Up)
Stranded Horse (led by French composer/multi-instrumentalist Yann Tambour) “Luxe” (Hear/read here; Vinyl; MP3) (Talitres)
Lacey Sturms (of Flyleaf) “Life Screams” (producer: Sturm; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Followspot)
The Suffers (Houston soul band) “The Suffers” (first single: “Better”; Hear here; See here; MP3) (Rhyme & Reason)
Rokia Traoré (Malian singer-songwriter) “Né So” (includes a cover of Billie Holiday’s “Strange Fruit”; producer: John Parish; guests: John Paul Jones, Toni Morrison, Devendra Banhart, etc.; See here; Read here; MP3) (Nonesuch)
Henry Wagons (Melbourne-based country noir singer-songwriter) “After What I Did Last Night …” (producer: Skylar Wilson; Hear here; See here) (Goldview / Metropolitan Groove Merchants)
Wheeler Walker Jr. (R-rated country artist) “Redneck Shit” (producer: Dave Cobb; Hear here; See here; Read here; MP3) (Pepper Hill)
Taj Weekes & Adowa “Love Herb & Reggae” (Hear here; MP3) (Jatta / VPAL)
Kanye West “T.L.O.P. (The Life of Pablo)” (Hear here; Read here) (Roc-A-Fella, Feb. 11)
Wynonna & The Big Noise “Wynonna & The Big Noise” (producer: husband-drummer Cactus Moser; Hear here; Vinyl; MP3) (Curb)
You Say Party “You Say Party” (first single: “Ignorance”; See here; Vinyl; MP3) (Paper Bag)

More Releases for Feb. 12, 2016

New Releases (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Pete Astor (formerly of The Loft and The Weather Prophets) “Spilt Milk” (first single: “Mr. Music”; Hear/read here; Vinyl) (Slumberland)
Datin “The Roar” (guests: Steffan Otto, Sean C. Johnson, Bizzle, Dre Murray, Beleaf, Selah the Corner, S.O.S., Genesis the Grey Kid, Sevin, Franky Bells; Hear here) (God Over Money)
Fullee Love (solo project of Jurassic 5 MC Zaakir Muhammad) “Still in Fullee Love” (seven-song EP; producer: Nick Green; first single: “Surfboard Cali”; Hear here) (Najla Music / INgrooves)
Future “Evol” (producers: Southside, The Weeknd, TM88, MP808, Moe Goonie, TeeLow Da Producer, DJ Spinz, $K; guest: The Weeknd; Hear here) (Epic / Freebandz / A1 Recordings)
Lianne La Havas “Blood Solo” (seven-song EP, including new track “Fairytale”; Hear here) (Nonesuch)
Lance Neptune “Animal Eclipse” (six-song EP; first single: “Janus”; Hear here) (Magicwire)
Kylie Odetta “High Dreamer” (five-song EP; Hear here) (Kylie Odetta)
SWMRS (Bay Area quartet) “Drive North” (producer: FIDLAR frontman Zac Carper; first single: “Figuring It Out”; Hear here) (Uncool)
Various artists “Vinyl: Music From The HBO Original Series – Volume 1” (Hear here) (Atlantic)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 12, 2016

Reissues (CDs / vinyl)

Artist: Title: Label:
The Allman Brothers Band “Crackdown Concert 1986” (Sutra)
America “Sigma Sound Studios 1972” (live FM broadcast from Philadelphia) (All Access)
Anti-Nowhere League “The Road to Rampton” (2007 album, with two bonus tracks; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Eddy Arnold “Let’s Make Memories One More Time” (two early 1960s albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (Jasmine)
Glen Brown “Boat to Progress!” (Hear here), “Check the Winner” (Hear here), “Dubble Attack” (all three albums were originally recorded for the Jamaican singer-producer’s record label Pantomime and released on Greensleeves in 1989; remastered; Hear here) (Greensleeves)
Captain Beefheart “Plastic Factory, Avalon Ballroom, San Francisco 1966” (with bonus tracks) (Go Faster)
Graham Chapman (of Monty Python fame) “Spot the Loony” (rare live performance from April 15, 1988, at Sayles Hall, Brown University, Rhode Island; he died a year later; MP3) (Right Recordings)
Ry Cooder “Ditty Wah Ditty: Live in Cleveland 1972” (20 songs) (Good Ship Funke)
The Cramps “Do the Clam: 1986 Radio Live Broadcast” (two CDs, 22 songs) (Smokin’)
Crosby, Stills & Nash “Survival Sunday: Hollywood Bowl 1980 with Joe Walsh” (Go Faster)
Daughtry “It’s Not Over … The Hits So Far” (13 tracks, including a new song, “Torches”; MP3) (RCA)
Lizzy Mercier Descloux (French singer-musician died in 2004) “Mambo Nassau” (1981 album; remastered, with six bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with download card), “Zulu Rock” (1984 album; remastered, with five bonus tracks; Hear here; Read here; Vinyl, with download card) (Light in the Attic)
Joe Egan (Stealers Wheel founding member) “Out of Nowhere” (1979 album; remastered; MP3) (Angel Air)
Maynard Ferguson “The Ballad Style of Maynard Ferguson / Alive & Well in London” (1969, 1971 albums on one CD; remastered) (U.K. – BGO)
Red Garland “The Albums Collection Part One: 1956-1959” (four-CD box set), “The Albums Collection Part Two: 1959-1961” (four-CD box set), “The Albums Collection Part Three: 1961-1962” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
John Hiatt & The Nashville Queens “Sigma Studios 1996” (Gossip)
Jay and the Americans “She Cried: The Early Years” (28 tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
The Kaye Sisters “The Best of the Kaye Sisters” (32 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Wynton Kelly “Nine Complete Albums: 1951-1961” (four-CD box set) (Enlightenment)
Earl King “Let the Good Times Roll: Singles As & Bs 1955-1962” (31 tracks; Read here) (Jasmine)
Hank Locklin “Please Help Me I’m Falling & Happy Journey” (1960, 1962 albums on one CD; remastered; Read here) (Jasmine)
The Louvin Brothers “The Louvin Brothers Collection 1949-62” (two CDs) (Acrobat)
Barbara Mandrell “This Time I Almost Made It: The Lost Columbia Masters” (20 songs, including seven previously unreleased tracks from her first Columbia recording session in 1969-70) (Real Gone Music)
Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark & Chris Hillman “Back Stage Pass” (Iconography)
Amos Milburn “The Best of the Aladdin Years 1946-57” (two CDs, 106 songs; Read here; MP3) (Acrobat)
Joni Mitchell with Herbie Hancock “Bread & Roses Festival 1978” (with bonus tracks) (Iconography)
Monster Magnet “Superjudge (Deluxe Edition)” (1993 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Vinyl), “Dopes to Infinity (Deluxe Edition)” (1995 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; See here; Vinyl), “Powetrip (Deluxe Edition)” (1998 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; See here; Vinyl), “God Says No (Deluxe Edition)” (2001 album; remastered, with bonus tracks; Vinyl) (Spinefarm / UMG)
Peter Murphy “Wild Birds Live Tour” (previously unreleased live recording from April 4, 2000, at the House of Blues in Los Angeles; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Newsboys “God’s Not Dead: The Best of the Newsboys” (See here) (InPop)
Nine Inch Nails feat. David Bowie “We Prick You: Radio Broadcast 1995” (MVD)
Dolly Parton “Country Girl In The Big Apple: Live at the Bottom Line, New York City 1977” (17 tracks) (Golden Rain)
Tom Petty “In the Coliseum” (1987 radio broadcast recorded in Jacksonville, Fla.) (Goldfish)
The Platters “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: 5 Original Albums 1959-1962” (two CDs, 60 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Ben Pollack “The Ben Pollack Collection 1923-50” (two CDs, 49 songs) (Fabulous)
Juliet Prowse, et al “Sweet Charity (Original London Cast Recording)” (1967 album; remastered; MP3) (Columbia / Legacy)
Lou Reed “New York In LA: FM Broadcast from Los Angeles, California, 22 April 1989” (15 tracks) (Good Ship Funke)
Rush “Beneath, Between & Behind: F.M. Broadcast 1975” (MVD Audio)
Huey “Piano” Smith “Don’t You Just Know It: The Very Best of 1956-1962 – Singles As & Bs” (28 songs; Read here) (Jasmine)
Patti Smith “Bicentenary Blues: Boarding House, San Francisco 1976” (Good Ship Funke)
J.D. Souther “Black Rose” (1976 album; remastered, with seven bonus tracks; Read here), “Home By Dawn” (1984 album; remastered, with four bonus tracks) (Omnivore Recordings)
Spirit “At Ebbetts Field 1974” (Good Ship Funke)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band “Roxy Night 1978: The Classic Los Angeles Broadcast” (three CDs, 31 songs) (Leftfield Media)
Jo Stafford “The Jo Stafford Collection 1939-62” (four CDs, 103 songs) (Acrobat)
Steely Dan “Doing It In California: The 1974 Broadcast Collection” (17 songs) (Sultra)
Styx “Suite Madame Blue: Radio Broadcast 1977” (MVD Audio)
Talking Heads “The Boston Tea Party: 1979 Broadcasts” (19 songs) (Sonic Boom)
Frank Turner “Ten For Ten” (best-of compilation was released digitally in November 2015; MP3) (Xtra Mile Recordings)
Various artists “The Cadence Records Story 1953-1962” (four-CD box set) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 16)
Various artists “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky: The Hit Songs & Productions 1957-1978” (two CDs, 50 songs; Read here) (Charly)
Various artists “The Hit Songs of Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller 1952-62” (two CDs, 58 songs; MP3) (Acrobat)
Various artists “Hold Me Close: In Love … In the 70’s” (three CDs, 65 songs) (U.K. – Sony)
Various artists “Psych Box” (five-CD box set of past and present psychedelic music, with a bonus 7-inch vinyl featuring Jimmy Page on one side and Timothy Leary on the other; MP3) (Cleopatra)
Various artists “The Swan Records Story 1957-1962” (four-CD box set) (Real Gone Music, Feb. 16)
The Velvet Underground “Real Good Time Together: Radio Broadcast” (1993 performance) (Laser Media)
Tom Waits “Fumblin’ On the Radio: The Studio Session KPFK FM Los Angeles 1974” (20 tracks) (Smokin’)
Frank Zappa featuring Captain Beefheart “The Muffin Man Goes To College: Rhode Island 1975” (two CDs, 19 tracks) (Smokin’)

More Releases for Feb. 12, 2016

Reissues (MP3s)

Artist: Title: Label:
Patti Austin “Street of Dreams” (1999 album; Hear here) (Water Music)
Janis Joplin “Janis: Little Girl Blue (Original Motion Picture)” (2015 documentary film; 17-song compilation includes solo and Big Brother & The Holding Company tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)
The Manhattans “A Million to One” (1970 album), “After Midnight (Expanded Version)” (1980 album, featuring “Shining Star”; with seven bonus tracks), “Black Tie (Expanded Version)” (1981 album; with six bonus tracks), “Forever by Your Side (Expanded Version)” (1983 album; with five bonus tracks) (Columbia / Legacy)

More Digital Releases for Feb. 12, 2016

DVD / Blu-ray

Artist: Title: Label:
David Bowie “David Bowie – In His Own Words [DVD]” (I.V. Media)
Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band “Live From the House of Soul [DVD]” (recorded live in the backyard of Daptone’s Bushwick studio headquarters in Brooklyn, directed by Poull Brien; See here) (Daptone)
Carol Burnett “The Carol Burnett Show: Treasures From the Vault – The Lost Episodes [DVD]” (three-DVD set; six-DVD collector’s edition) (Time Life)
Elvis Costello “Detour Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Featuring Larkin Poe [DVD]” (2015 acoustic solo performance; See here; Blu-ray) (Eagle Rock)
Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, et al “Spectre [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (MGM)
The Dicks “The Dicks From Texas [DVD]” (documentary directed by Cindy Marabito; See here) (MVD Visual)
Roma Downey, John Dye, Della Reese, et al “Touched By an Angel: The Complete Series [DVD]” (59-disc box set) (Paramount)
John Goodman, Diane Keaton, Ed Helm, et al “Love the Coopers [DVD]” (2015 film; Blu-ray) (Lionsgate)

Music Books

Subject/ Author(s): Title: Publisher:
Faces “Had Me a Real Good Time: Before, During and After” (Paperback; author: Andy Neill) (Omnibus Press)
Buddy Guy “Waiting for Buddy Guy: Chicago Blues at the Crossroads” (Paperback; author: Alan Harper) (University of Illinois Press)
Jan & Dean “The Jan & Dean Record: A Chronology of Studio Sessions, Live Performances and Chart Positions” (Hardcover; author: Mark A. Moore; foreword by Brian Wilson) (McFarland)

More Book Releases

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