Sweet Season: Real Gone's December Releases Include Final Black Jazz Reissues and Eddie Hazel on Vinyl

By Randy Fairman | November 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

Our friends at Real Gone Music have a few jazz and funk reissues on the way, beginning this Friday, December 3.  The label is concluding its series of Black Jazz album reissues with sets from Calvin Keys and Doug Carn and also bringing back into print the only solo album from Funkadelic's guitarist Eddie Hazel. […]

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Holiday Gift Guide Review: Billy Joel, "The Vinyl Collection, Vol. 1"

By Joe Marchese | November 29, 2021 | 10 Comments

By his own account, Billy Joel stumbled into the singing part of the singer-songwriter equation.  He explained of his 1971 debut Cold Spring Harbor, "I wrote this album not as a singer-songwriter, but as a songwriter.  I was thinking of other people doing the material on this album.  But the advice I got from people […]

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By The Second Disc | November 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Cyber Monday is upon us once again, which means one thing at Second Disc HQ: it's time to launch our annual Holiday Gift Guide, featuring a few of our favorite things for the music enthusiast in your life.  Sure, we might not have included raindrops on roses or whiskers on kittens, but we've filled the […]

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The Weekend Stream: November 27, 2021

By The Second Disc | November 27, 2021 | 0 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 discover! Despite the Thanksgiving holiday (and recovery period from Record Store Day Black Friday) there are some surprises for lovers of rock, soul and soundtrack obscurities […]

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In Memoriam: Stephen Sondheim (1930-2021)

By Joe Marchese | November 27, 2021 | 6 Comments

October 1999: It was a crisp fall afternoon when I first met Stephen Sondheim. Working on a production of his 1965 musical Do I Hear a Waltz? at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, I was asked to greet the great man at the train station and accompany him back to the theatre. "Mr. Sondheim!" I called […]

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