Archive for December, 2013

Essential Vinyl

Friday, December 27th, 2013

If you don’t have Take 5 in your collection, you’re missing out. Dave Brubeck was one of the most active and popular musicians in both the jazz and classical worlds. With a career that spanned over six decades, his experiments in odd time signatures, improvised counterpoint, polyrhythm and polytonality remain hallmarks of innovation.

West Coast Seattle Boy:The Jimi Hendrix Anthology (8LP Box)

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

This 8LP collection tracks Jimi s incredible journey from R&B sideman to international acclaim.

This collection presents for the first time the most sought after of Jimi s pre-Experience recordings as a sideman for such Rhythm & Blues stars as The Isley Brothers, Don Covay, Little Richard and others. All of the misinformation and fake purported to feature Hendrix are swept aside for fans.

The LPs feature previously unreleased and commercially unavailable studio recordings from every chapter of his career, live recordings with the Experience and Band Of Gypsys spanning 1967 through 1970.

The studio recordings include never before released [or even bootlegged!] alternate versions of such classic fare as Are You Experienced, Fire, May This Be Love, Love Or Confusion and many more. In addition, new songs such as Hear My Freedom, Hound Dog Blues and Lonely Avenue make their debut as part of this special collection.

To provide further insight and understanding into Hendrix s creative development, WCSB presents acoustic and electric home recordings of Electric Ladyland signature songs such as Long Hot Summer Night, 1983 (A Merman I Shall Turn To Be), as well as My Friend and Angel later featured as part of First Rays Of The New Rising Sun. WCSB also features another major revelation an electric demo version of Bob Dylan s Tears Of Rage .

WCSB also features a previously unreleased version of Everlasting First, Jimi s 1970 celebrated collaboration with Arthur Lee & Love, an unheard 1967 studio session with Traffic s Dave Mason as well as an expanded presentation of Jimi s legendary session with jazz organist Larry Young.

Four hours of rare and previously unreleased Jimi Hendrix.

Lost Johhny Cash Album to be released

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Out Among the Stars – Johnny Cash

The world will get a new Johnny Cash album on March 25 with Out Among the Stars which includes twelve recently discovered studio recordings.

The tapes used for the release are from a 1981 session recorded at Columbia Studios in Nashville and a 1984 session at 1111 Sound Studios, both of which were produced by Billy Sherrill.

Backing Cash was a young Marty Stuart on guitar and mandolin and Nashville A-Team members Jerry Kennedy (guitar), Pete Drake (steel guitar), Hargus “Pig” Robbins (piano) and Henry Strzelecki (bass). The album also includes duets with Cash’s wife, June Carter Cash, and close friend Waylon Jennings.

The recordings, which are not demos, outtakes or alternate versions, first surfaced in 2012, when John Carter Cash, along with the Cash experts at Legacy, were cataloging his father’s and mother’s exhaustive archives in Hendersonville, Tennessee, and at the Sony Music Archives. “When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material,” he says. “We found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s … they were beautiful.”

John Carter Cash, along with co-producer and archivist Steve Berkowitz, enlisted Marty Stuart, Buddy Miller and Carlene Carter, as well as other master musicians, to collaborate in restoring the album at the Cash Cabin Studios in Hendersonville, TN.

Track List:

Out Among The Stars
Baby Ride Easy (duet with June Carter Cash)
She Used To Love Me A Lot
After All
I’m Movin’ On (duet with Waylon Jennings)
If I Told You Who It Was
Call Your Mother
I Drove Her Out Of My Mind
Tennessee
Rock and Roll Shoes
Don’t You Think It’s Come Our Time (duet with June Carter Cash)
I Came To Believe