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Welcome back! Today, Varese Vintage celebrates the early solo discography of singer-songwriter, Woodstock folk hero, and Lovin' Spoonful founder John Sebastian with the release of Stories We Could Tell: The Very Best of John Sebastian, a new 16-track anthology drawing on the troubadour's Reprise albums originally released between 1971 and 1976. A New York native and the son of classical harmonica player John Sebastian Sr. and his wife Jane, a writer, young John fused pop and folk when he
Welcome to our final Tuesday Release Round-Up - and it's a doozy! As many of you know, the record industry will next week adopt a universal Friday release day. No releases are scheduled for Tuesday, July 7; instead, Friday, July 10 is the date! DVDs and Blu-rays will, for the foreseeable future, remain released on Tuesdays. We'll resume with a new Release Round-Up on Friday, July 10! Ronny and the Daytonas, The Complete Recordings (2-CD Set) (Amazon U.S. / Amazon U.K.) / The
Do you believe in magic? Well, Sundazed clearly does, as the label is set to offer the first three albums by The Lovin' Spoonful in mono editions on both CD and 180-gram vinyl. New York native John Sebastian fused pop and folk when he joined with Zal Yanovsky, Steve Boone and Joe Butler as The Lovin' Spoonful. The band quickly established a knack for "good time music" with its very first album, November 1965's Do You Believe in Magic. The Kama Sutra album yielded the hit title track (U.S.
Edsel is saying "welcome back" to John Sebastian with the recent release of a quartet of albums in one deluxe package: John B. Sebastian, The Four of Us, Tarzana Kid and Welcome Back. Edsel has bundled these releases, representing the Lovin' Spoonful founder's complete Reprise studio recordings, with a live concert DVD making its very first appearance anywhere. In Concert: John Sebastian Sings John Sebastian was broadcast by the BBC in October 1970, months following the release of John B.
The Beatles, Love (iTunes Version) (Apple/EMI) Another Beatles album drops on iTunes: the 2006 soundtrack to the Cirque du Soleil attraction - and this version has two previously unreleased bonus tracks. (iTunes) Miles Davis, Bitches Brew Live (Columbia/Legacy) The jazz great lights up the Newport Jazz and Isle of Wight Festivals in this vintage compilation (Sony) The Stan Getz Quintets, The Clef & Norgran Studio Albums (Verve/Hip-o Select) A three-disc box collating Getz's early
U.K. label Edsel is prepping a series of expanded two-fer reissues of most of The Lovin' Spoonful's catalogue. The original group - singer/songwriter John Sebastian, guitarist Zal Yanovsky, bassist Steve Boone and drummer Joe Butler - emerged from New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood in the 1960s. In the middle of the decade, they rode a wave of success thanks to folk-pop tunes like "Do You Believe in Magic," "Daydream," "Did You Ever Have to Make Up Your Mind?" and the No. 1 hit