The Weekend Stream: June 25, 2022

By Mike Duquette | June 25, 2022 | 1 Comment

Welcome to The Weekend Stream, a relaxing weekly review of notable digital-only catalogue titles. There may be no CD or vinyl, but there's plenty of great new/old music to discover! This week we've got continuing celebrations of Bob Marley and Roger Miller, a lost country trailblazer, a rare early classic from a turn-of-the-millennium hip-hop hero, […]

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Wowie Zowie: "Zappa/Erie" Box Set Captures Three Different Mothers Line-Ups

By Joe Marchese | June 24, 2022 | 2 Comments

The Frank Zappa archive has opened wide in recent years; the past twelve months alone have seen such diverse releases as The Mothers 1971, the 50th anniversary edition of 200 Motels, and Zappa '88: The Last U.S. Show.  The latest addition to the canon (or Official Release Series No. 122, for those keeping count) has […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of June 24

By The Second Disc | June 24, 2022 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the week's new titles! Christine McVie, Songbird: A Solo Collection (Rhino) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada "Sea Foam" Green LP: Christine McVie releases her first-ever solo compendium.  Songbird (A Solo Collection), available in CD, 180-gram vinyl, and digitally, is a lean 10-track anthology remastered […]

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Let's Face the Music and Dance: Ella Fitzgerald's Live Irving Berlin Songbook Arrives Tomorrow

By Joe Marchese | June 23, 2022 | 0 Comments

When Ella Fitzgerald selected the songs of Irving Berlin for the fourth volume in her acclaimed Songbook series, it turned out to be a match made in heaven.  Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Irving Berlin Songbook, recorded over one week in March 1958, featured more than 30 selections from the legendary songwriter including "Puttin' on the […]

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Never Enough: 7a Reissues, Expands Micky Dolenz's "Demoiselle"

By The Second Disc | June 22, 2022 | 1 Comment

7a Records' debut release in 2015 was Micky Dolenz's The MGM Singles Collection, a lavish package (first on vinyl and then on expanded CD) collecting the singer and forever Monkee's early '70s output for the MGM family of labels.  7a has released a number of Dolenz titles over the years including his acclaimed new studio […]

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