Release Round-Up: Week of May 24

By The Second Disc | May 24, 2024 | 0 Comments

Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up, featuring a selection of the new titles available today!  As an Amazon affiliate, we earn from qualifying purchases. Joe Grushecky, Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology (Omnivore) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) Houserocker: A Joe Grushecky Anthology is an all-encompassing look at the singer, songwriter, and bandleader, covering 40 years of […]

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Live Forever: Oasis Plan 30th Anniversary Edition of 'Definitely Maybe' with Unreleased Outtakes

By Mike Duquette | May 23, 2024 | 1 Comment

You'll never see them on a stage any time soon, but Oasis are putting out some unheard material on a new reissue of their debut album. For its 30th anniversary, Definitely Maybe will be reissued on August 30 as a 2CD or 4LP set that pairs the remastered album with more than a dozen unreleased tracks. […]

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Do You Wanna Boogie, Hunh? Real Gone, Second Disc Collect Two Tons o' Fun on "Get the Feeling: The Complete Fantasy/Honey Recordings"

By The Second Disc | May 23, 2024 | 1 Comment

Before they achieved stardom the world over with "It's Raining Men," Weather Girls Martha Wash and Izora Rhodes Armstead made waves in the thriving San Francisco music scene as Two Tons o' Fun (and, later, The Two Tons).  The powerhouse duo began working with gender- and genre-defying artist Sylvester at Fantasy Records, singing background and […]

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Watching the Sun Bake: UMe Remasters, Reissues Ten Albums from Jimmy Buffett

By Joe Marchese | May 22, 2024 | 0 Comments

The late Jimmy Buffett was recently announced to join Dionne Warwick, late producer-songwriter Norman Whitfield, and Michigan rockers MC5 as a recipient of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's Musical Excellence Award.  The singer-songwriter who passed away last September at the age of 76 left behind a legacy of music (and beyond) that continues […]

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Self Expression: Lou Christie's "Gypsy Bells" Collects Rare, Unreleased Columbia Sides

By Joe Marchese | May 21, 2024 | 4 Comments

There are many great mysteries in pop music.  How the heck did Lou Christie move from MGM to Columbia in the wake of "Lightnin' Strikes" and "Rhapsody in the Rain" and all but disappear? is certainly one of them.  Earlier this year, Ace Records attempted to answer this question with Gypsy Bells: Columbia Recordings 1967, […]

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