Sultans Of Swing: Dire Straits Albums Collected In New Box

By Mike Duquette | August 12, 2020 | 11 Comments

That’s the way you do it: Dire Straits’ studio discography will be released as a box set this fall. The aptly-named The Studio Albums 1978-1991 will be released by Virgin/UMC in Europe and Warner/Rhino in the U.S. on October 9. It contains the band’s six original albums: Dire Straits (1978), Communiqué (1979), Making Movies (1980), […]

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Countdown: Rhino Celebrates 60 Years of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps”

By Joe Marchese | August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

John Coltrane’s 1960 Atlantic debut was entitled Giant Steps, and indeed, that’s what the saxophonist took on this groundbreaking album.  Intense, dark, probing: the color of his saxophone was all his own.  On September 18, Rhino will celebrate 60 years of Giant Steps with a multi-format anniversary edition encompassing 2-LP and 2-CD sets as well as […]

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This Is The Life: Weird Al’s Drummer, Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz, On His New Book Of Photos

By Mike Duquette | August 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Ever wonder what it’s like to be behind one of the most famous comedy musicians of all time? Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz literally knows – and, for the first time, he’s getting to tell his side of the story. The versatile drummer, who’s played on every one of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s records and tours for the […]

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Greater American Saturday Night: Bobby Bare and Shel Silverstein Celebrated On Bear Family Box

By Mike Duquette | August 11, 2020 | 3 Comments

What do you get when you combine one of country’s most underrated outlaws and one of the 20th century’s most beloved poets? A new box set from Bear Family will answer that question across eight incredible discs. Bobby Bare Sings Shel Silverstein Plus collects more than 100 tunes the unlikely duo collaborated on during Bare’s […]

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Roxy Special: Real Gone Music Unearths Jazz Titles From Kellee Patterson, Raymond Scott Big Band

By Sam Stone | August 11, 2020 | 2 Comments

Jazz fans will no doubt be setting their sights on September 25, as Real Gone Music releases two lost gems of jazz: Kellee Patterson’s Maiden Voyage , another slice of the seventies from the Black Jazz Records catalog, and Hemidemisemiquaver: Buried Treasures of the Raymond Scott Big Band, which celebrates an often overlooked period in […]

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