Ghost Meets Ghoul: Real Gone’s Halloween Slate Includes Munsters Album, Occult Rock From Coven, and Music for Monsters

By Sam Stone | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Real Gone Music has a reputation for releasing cult classic albums, but this October, they’ll take “cult” a step further.  The label’s eclectic lineup of Halloween-themed releases for October 11 includes early satanic/occult rock by Coven, a collection of ghoulish TV classics by Milton Delugg and His Orchestra, and a Wrecking Crew-backed tie-in album by […]

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Review: “Country Music – A Film by Ken Burns: The Soundtrack”

By Joe Marchese | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Can the circle be unbroken? asks The Carter Family on the opening track of Legacy Recordings’ new 5-CD, 105-song soundtrack to Ken Burns’ epic documentary Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns. The 1935 funeral hymn is a most appropriate way to begin this collection exploring the manifold branches of country music, but the tone […]

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Get On Up: James Brown’s 1969 Homecoming Show Remixed and Expanded For October Release

By The Second Disc | September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Are you ready for Star Time? A new James Brown release, chronicling a 50-year-old homecoming show released in full for the first time, will surely do the trick. Live At Home With His Bad Self was in fact intended to be released not long after its recording. In the fall of 1969, Brown came to […]

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Nowhere To Run: Vinyl Me Please Announces “Women of Motown” Anthology Series

By Sam Stone | September 16, 2019 | 3 Comments

The Motown news just keeps on coming! In April, vinyl subscription outlet Vinyl Me, Please featured Blue Note Records for the first volume in their immersive, multimedia series Vinyl Me, Please Anthology. Now, the label has announced their next installment: Vinyl Me, Please Anthology: The Women of Motown. VMP promises “an immersive journey into the […]

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Hermandad Fania: Craft Latino Announces Vinyl Reissues of Classics from Fania Label

By Sam Stone | September 16, 2019 | 1 Comment

Craft Latino, a branch of Craft Recordings, will continue their celebration of the legendary Fania label with their first batch of vinyl reissues of classic titles from the label available just in time for Hispanic Heritage Month. On October 25, the label will reissue Celia Cruz and Tito Puente’s Alma con alma (1970), Willie Colón’s […]

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