Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Michael Nesmith, Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings (Second Disc Records/Real Gone Music) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada / Real Gone Music) For our first release of 2021, Second Disc Records and Real Gone Music take a deep dive into the archives for Michael Nesmith's Different Drum: The Lost RCA Victor Recordings. This compendium features 22 tracks on CD drawn from the RCA Victor vaults, every one of which is previously
Singer, songwriter, musician, and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Bobby Womack (1944-2014) saw his songs covered by The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Janis Joplin, and his longtime friend Wilson Pickett. But his solo output, recorded over 40+ years for labels including Minit, United Artists, Columbia, Arista, MCA, Capitol, XL, and others, was no less impressive. Now, two of his albums for the Beverly Glen label (also onetime home of artists including Anita Baker and Johnnie Taylor) are
We've already filled you in on Ace's recent anthology collecting works by Philly soul maestro Thom Bell; now we're looking to the American South with another release! Way back in 2012, Ace Records collected the multifaceted sounds of Chips Moman and Don Crews' American Studios on Memphis Boys: The Story of American Studios. The 24-song tribute collection featured such visitors to Memphis as Dusty Springfield, Wilson Pickett, B.J. Thomas, and Solomon Burke as well as Elvis Presley, one of the
From folk to space-age pop and heartrending soul, Ace Records and its Kent Records imprint have got collectors covered with a number of recent releases. Wilson Pickett Sings Bobby Womack on Kent Records traces the many meetings of the two soul titans - 17 tracks, in fact, all recorded between May 1966 and September 1968 and culled from The Wicked Pickett's tenure at Atlantic Records. Although Womack's time as an artist at the New York label was short (just one 1966 single, "Find Me Somebody"