The Ultimate Frontier: Real Gone’s Black Jazz Series Continues With Sophomore Albums From The Awakening and Henry Franklin

By Randy Fairman | July 29, 2021 | 1 Comment

Real Gone Music is continuing its series of reissues of the Black Jazz label, founded by Gene Russell and Dick Schory in 1969.  The company released twenty albums between 1971 and 1975 and two of them will see new reissues on Real Gone, tomorrow, July 30: 1973’s Mirage by The Awakening and Henry Franklin’s  The […]

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Listen, Everyone: Cherry Red, Grapefruit Collect Hardin and York Albums

By Joe Marchese | July 28, 2021 | 1 Comment

Eddie Hardin and Pete York first met as members of The Spencer Davis Group.  York, the drummer, was a founding member of Davis’ outfit while keyboardist-singer Hardin joined in 1967 to fill the void left by Steve Winwood.  As they refined the sound of the “new” Group, Hardin and York developed their own rapport but […]

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Reelin’ in the Years: Steely Dan Announces Two Live Albums, New Tour

By Joe Marchese | July 27, 2021 | 4 Comments

Yesterday, Steely Dan announced the kickoff of its Absolutely Normal Tour ’21 which will take the Donald Fagen-led band up and down the U.S. east coast in October and November.  To coincide with the tour, two new live releases will arrive from UMe in CD and digital formats on September 24 and 180-gram vinyl one […]

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Into You Like a Train: Edsel Releases New Career-Spanning Psychedelic Furs Collection

By Joe Marchese | July 26, 2021 | 7 Comments

In late July 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, The Psychedelic Furs released their first album in almost 30 years.  Made of Rain found original members Richard and Tim Butler, joined by Paul Garisto, Rich Good, Amanda Kramer, and Mars Williams, in top form.  Presumably there were plenty of fans ready to hear […]

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The Weekend Stream: July 24, 2021

By The Second Disc | July 24, 2021 | 2 Comments

While The Second Disc prides itself on connecting people to reissues and box sets they can keep on their shelves, it’s no secret that listening audiences are also digital – catalogue music lovers, too – and our passion is connecting people to music from the past that they might adore. So we’ve introduced a new […]

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