Review: Morphine, “Yes” (Run Out Groove Vinyl Reissue)

By Sam Stone | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

In recent years, Run Out Groove has garnered a stellar reputation for its vinyl reissues of rarities from the Warner Music Archive. The label has pressed up everything from lost soul music and jazz, to experimental rock, pop, and folk. Most of their reissues boast previously unreleased rarities or hard-to-find tracks. In the last few […]

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It’s Life’s Illusions I Recall: Edsel Collects Judy Collins’ 1960s Albums on New Box Set

By Joe Marchese | June 19, 2019 | 5 Comments

With a crystalline voice and a songbook encompassing the best of folk, pop, Broadway, and beyond, Judy Collins remains an American treasure.  The Seattle native first made a splash on the Colorado folk scene; soon, she was gaining notoriety in Connecticut and then in the fertile Greenwich Village stomping grounds of New York City.  It […]

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Review: “Getz at the Gate: The Stan Getz Quartet Live at The Village Gate – Nov. 26, 1961”

By Joe Marchese | June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

1962 is rightfully viewed as a breakthrough year for tenor saxophonist Stan Getz, the year in which he successfully brought the Brazilian bossa nova sound to the mainstream with guitarist Charlie Byrd on Jazz Samba.  1961, on the other hand, has receded as a kind of footnote in his musical history despite two strong albums: […]

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Trying To Make A Living: Classics From Chicago’s Independent Blues Scene Collected on “Cadillac Baby’s Bea and Baby Records”

By Sam Stone | June 18, 2019 | 2 Comments

Blues fanatics rejoice!  Earwig Music Company invites listeners to take a spin with a new 101-track, 4-CD collection of classic Chicago blues, R&B, and gospel recordings.  Cadillac Baby’s Bea & Baby Records: The Definitive Collection, due to arrive on July 19, chronicles one of Chicago’s finest indie blues labels.  Bea & Baby Records was founded […]

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Make Your Own Sweet Sunshine: Davy Jones’ “Live in Japan” Arrives on CD/DVD and LP from 7a Records

By Joe Marchese | June 17, 2019 | 1 Comment

7a Records is heading to Davy Jones’ locker…or more accurately, his vault, as the label has announced its most extensive project yet.  The late Monkee’s Live in Japan is a remarkable and comprehensive collection of both of Jones’ officially released (and long-unavailable) Japanese concert albums in their best sound yet, plus numerous singles and rarities […]

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