Do I Ever Cross Your Mind: Ray Charles’ Post-Atlantic Recordings Explored on “True Genius” Box Set

By Joe Marchese | June 18, 2021 | 2 Comments

Ray Charles formed Tangerine Records in 1962 as part of the creative freedom he earned by jumping from Atlantic Records to ABC-Paramount.  In addition to many of his Charles’ own recordings, Tangerine issued music from Louis Jordan, Percy Mayfield, Jimmy Scott, Ike and Tina Turner, and other artists championed by The Genius.  The label closed […]

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Release Round-Up: Week of June 18

By The Second Disc | June 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week’s Release Round-Up! Joe Jackson and Todd Rundgren featuring Ethel, State Theater, New Jersey 2005 (Purple Pyramid) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Todd Rundgren and Joe Jackson’s 2005 international tour featuring post-classical string quartet Ethel is brought to a 2CD/DVD set from Purple Pyramid collecting all three artists’ sets plus the encore which […]

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Short Takes: The Beatles Confirm Release Date of “Get Back” Film, Diana Ross Releases First Single from Upcoming Album

By The Second Disc | June 17, 2021 | 8 Comments

Director Peter Jackson’s long-awaited documentary The Beatles: Get Back finally has a confirmed home and release date.  Today, Walt Disney Studios, Apple Corps, and WingNut Films Productions revealed that Get Back will not be released as a traditional theatrical film but rather will take the form of a three-part series, with each part clocking in […]

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Good Grief! “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” Returns on Pumpkin-Shaped Vinyl

By Joe Marchese | June 17, 2021 | 2 Comments

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!  The Emmy-nominated 1966 television special was the third overall for Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts series and the second to be holiday-themed, after A Charlie Brown Christmas.  It earned a whopping 49 share in the ratings and was so successful that CBS re-aired it every year through 2000, with ABC picking up the […]

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Wrong Side of the Tracks: Run Out Groove Reissues Biohazard’s “Urban Discipline,” Votes Open for Next Release with Monkees, More

By Joe Marchese | June 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

The votes are in, and the next title to be released by Run Out Groove will be a 2-LP, 30th anniversary deluxe vinyl edition of metal band Biohazard’s 1992 sophomore album Urban Discipline.  Pre-orders are open now for this set which will feature bonus tracks making their debut on vinyl as well as an exclusive […]

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