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 usher you into the weekend. Rarities and oddities abound: cartoon soundtracks, early works from country legends, and more! Pat Irwin, Rocko's Modern Life (Original Music from the Series) (Nickelodeon) (iTunes / Amazon) Joe Murray's colorful cartoon about a harried wallaby and his misadventures was one of Nickelodeon's
SoulMusic Records has kicked off 2023 with a 6-CD box set from Dionne Warwick, and a 3-CD collection from Philip Bailey is coming up next. But we're turning back the clock to the waning days of 2022 for a look at the label's 6-CD box shining a light on Maryland funk outfit Starpoint. Object of My Desire: The Elektra Recordings (1983-1990) brings together expanded editions of the group's six albums for the Elektra label. Starpoint began their career at the Casablanca imprint Chocolate City.
Over the years, Tower of Power's rip-roaring horns have enlivened a host of recordings from artists as diverse as Elton John, Grateful Dead, Poison, Neil Diamond, Santana, and Aerosmith, but the group also has had a long career as one of the most smoking outfits in R&B. Now, Bump City and Tower of Power, the group's first two Warner Bros. Records releases, have been collected as one expanded 2-CD set from SoulMusic Records and Cherry Red. 1972's Bump City marked the Warner debut of the