Review: Frank Zappa, “The Hot Rats Sessions”

By Joe Marchese | February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

What is jazz-rock? The label has been applied to the work of diverse artists such as Chicago, Blood Sweat & Tears, Miles Davis, Steely Dan, and Santana (and that’s just to name some of the most well-known exponents) not to mention an entire cadre of fusion artists like the groups Weather Report and Return to […]

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Our Night to Howl: Andy Williams’ “Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-1972” Collects Unreleased Tracks, Rarities

By The Second Disc | February 25, 2020 | 3 Comments

With all apologies to Christmas, March just might be the most wonderful time of the year to be an Andy Williams fan. On March 27, Real Gone Music will release the first-ever collection of never-before-heard music from Andy’s Columbia Records years. Emperor of Easy: Lost Columbia Masters 1962-72 boasts 20 selections direct from the Columbia […]

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Tell Mama: Real Gone Prepares Reissues from Grateful Dead, Martha Velez, and Sopwith Camel

By Sam Stone | February 25, 2020 | 1 Comment

If blues-rock, jams, and prog are your bag, you’ll want to mark March 27 on your calendar.  Real Gone Music is set to release a hard-to-find Bay Area pysch-rock LP from Sopwith Camel, a stellar blues-rock effort by Martha Velez featuring music royalty, and the latest entry in their Grateful Dead reissue series with Road […]

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Hidden Depth: Cherry Red, Esoteric Expand “The End of the Game” from Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green

By Joe Marchese | February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

BUY NOW FROM AMAZON.COM The End of the Game, influential blues guitarist and Fleetwood Mac co-founder Peter Green’s 1970 proper debut album, should have marked a beginning rather than the promised end. But Green’s title was prescient; he didn’t return with another album for almost a decade even as his old band skyrocketed to superstardom. […]

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Lost in The Future: The Stooges’ “Fun House” Receives 50th Anniversary, 15-LP Reissue

By Sam Stone | February 24, 2020 | 5 Comments

In 1999, Rhino Handmade released The Complete Fun House Sessions, a 7-CD box set that included almost every take from The Stooges’ sophomore effort, Fun House.  Now, the label will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Fun House with a luxurious vinyl box set, due July 17. Fun House – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes a newly remastered […]

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