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"
Last year, the Omnivore label began its retelling of the story of Judy Henske and Jerry Yester with the hotly-anticipated, first authorized reissue of the then-married duo's 1969 cult favorite album Farewell Aldebaran. Now, the Henske/Yester tale continues with another lavishly expanded CD reissue: this time, of 1971's Rosebud. The album was so named for the band itself, featuring Henske on vocals, Yester on vocals, bass, and banjo, her future husband Craig Doerge on vocals, keyboards, and
Hello, Aldebaran...or more accurately, welcome back! Farewell Aldebaran first arrived in 1969 on Frank Zappa's Straight Records label from the duo of Judy Henske and Jerry Yester. Henske was the onetime "Queen of the Beatniks" whose distinctive, bluesy and big voice earned her legions of fans on the folk circuit. In 1963, Henske married Jerry Yester, a member of The Modern Folk Quartet and veteran of The New Christy Minstrels. When the MFQ broke up, Yester busied himself as a producer,
Welcome to this week's Release Round-Up! Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Anthology (BMG) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K. / Amazon Canada) The new 3-CD/DD release of Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Anthology rounds out this first wave of titles from BMG including reissues of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tarkus and Pictures at an Exhibition. Produced by Greg Lake, this career-spanning set has 39 tracks from the years 1970 to 1998, the choice of material approved by all three band members.
Omnivore Recordings is gearing up for a busy summer, with releases from The Kingbees, The Bangles, Velvet Crush and many more. Two of the label's most exciting titles, however, come from a pair of remarkable duos. Farewell Aldebaran arrived in 1969 on Frank Zappa's Straight Records label from the duo of Judy Henske and Jerry Yester. Henske was the onetime "Queen of the Beatniks" whose distinctive, bluesy voice earned her legions of fans on the folk circuit. She appeared alongside Johnny