OUT TOMORROW! Second Disc Records, Real Gone Music Turn Up the "Disco Heat" with New Sylvester Anthology

By The Second Disc | June 1, 2023 | 1 Comment

When the self-described "disco queen" known as Sylvester stepped on a New York stage opening for Chaka Khan, the local press was entranced.  One newspaper approvingly noted that he made "David Bowie look like Lawrence Welk."  Nothing was too outrageous for Sylvester.  But at his core, he was serious about music and about breaking down […]

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Higher and Higher: Rhino Collects Otis Redding's Posthumous Releases on "Otis Forever" Box

By Joe Marchese | May 31, 2023 | 1 Comment

Back in 2017, Rhino released Otis Redding's Definitive Studio Album Collection, bringing together vinyl editions of seven studio albums spanning 1964's Pain in My Heart through 1968's posthumous The Dock of the Bay.  On June 9, the label will continue the Redding story in a new 6-LP box.  Otis Forever: The Albums and Singles (1968-1970) […]

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Farewell Farwell: Charles Mingus' Last Works Chronicled in New Rhino Box Set

By Joe Marchese | May 30, 2023 | 1 Comment

Influential jazz composer-bassist Charles Mingus has been the subject of numerous collections over the years encompassing his various label affiliations.  The 1997 box set Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961 brought together his early discography for the Atlantic Records label; now, as part of the Mingus 100 festivities, Rhino is turning its […]

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The Weekend Stream: May 27, 2023

By The Second Disc | May 27, 2023 | 5 Comments

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 usher you into the weekend from a Sly and the Family Stone rarity to the latest expanded edition from Taylor Swift! Sly and the Family Stone, […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of May 26

By The Second Disc | May 26, 2023 | 1 Comment

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles in stores today! Carole King, Home Again: Live in Central Park (Ode/Legacy) CD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada 2LP: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada DVD: Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada Coinciding with the […]

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