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09/12/17

Classic Blues Artwork From The 1920s 2018 Calendar

Various Artists

Our 2018 "Classic Blues Artwork from the 1920's" Calendar with free CD has broad appeal to anyone interested in Blues music or history. Within its pages is a huge treasure trove of original Blues artwork from the earliest days of recorded Blues history. In addition, each calendar contains a free CD that cleverly matches up each month's artwork with the original recording it advertises. These songs make the calendar come alive! This year's CD has a total of 24 tracks: 12 Blues classics from Blues masters Charley Patton, Tommy Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Memphis Minnie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Blind Blake and others . . . PLUS 12 super rare songs by legendary Blues artists including two recently discovered tracks by Jab Jones and the Memphis Jug Band! The songs are newly remastered using the American Epic sound team's amazing restoration techniques! Developed at great expense for the soundtrack of the PBS series, there is less surface noise and more dynamic range than in any previous release of these tracks. You will be excited when you feel as if you are right in the room with the performers as they play and sing their hearts out!

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09/01/17

Authentic Hilbilly Ballads And Topical Songs - Volume One (1954-1976)

Red River Dave

Notorious for his song ‘California Hippie Murders!’ - a ghoulish, harrowing, yodeling retelling of the infamous (Charles Manson masterminded) Tate-LaBianca slayings - Red River Dave was a genuine cowboy singing star turned tabloid balladeer. While ‘California Hippie Murders!’ might seem chilling and bizarre, within the body of ‘Red River Dave’ McEnery epic saga songs (collected here for the very first time), it makes perfect sense. The Moon landings, the kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst, the Vietnam conflict, the assassination of JFK, the murder of young Emmett Till and Korean War ‘Manchurian Candidate’ brainwashing - all grist for the great Red River Dave Hillbilly song-mill. Often cut within hours or days of the event and pressed as minuscule edition private 45s: the tall, flamboyant, ’Buffalo Bill’ bearded McEnery cut a dashing figure in his gold-sprayed cowboy boots and cracking lariat - as he hawked these handcrafted cuts from the boot of his steer-horned Cadillac. Some sides presented here are so rare as to be near-mythical - you’ll hear Red River Dave wax about the death of Marilyn Monroe and the Bay of Pigs - in an eccentric and forgotten chronicle of the 20th century experience.

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08/22/17

Ooooooweeee!!! on 180 Gram Mono Vinyl

Dusty Springfield

One of Dusty's rarest and most desirable albums from this era, Ooooooweeee!!! (PMC 7005), issued in March 1965 was another fascinating potpourri of UK singles tracks, stray EP and LP cuts, and material initially exclusive to the release. Amongst the latter were several songs Springfield recorded in New York such as 'Here She Comes' and 'If Wishes Could Be Kisses,' the mono takes of which have different vocal parts to the stereo. Record stampers produced by Record Technology, Inc. Camarillo California, USA.

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08/15/17

Solo - Reflections And Meditations On Monk

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith's solo trumpet on four classic Thelonious Monk compositions and on four new compositions by Wadada Leo Smith inspired by the life and music of composer/pianist Thelonious Monk, the artist that Wadada Leo Smith feels closest to in the historic continuum of creative music.

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08/03/17

After A While

Wee Willie Walker And The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra

After A While is the new collaboration between legendary soul singer, Wee Willie Walker and The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra. This recording features 8 original tracks and 5 carefully selected covers. After recording for Goldwax and Checker labels in the 60s Walker settled in Minneapolis and was rarely heard outside of Minnesota. In the last few years he has emerged with new recordings, which have garnered accolades from critics and fans alike. Although Willie's career spans six decades, After A While is his debut as a songwriter and co-producer, making this a truly collaborative effort! The Anthony Paule Soul Orchestra provides the perfect foundation for Walker's deep blue soul vocals. This recording is a must have for fans of blues and soul music!

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07/24/17

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)

Tom Rigney And Flambeau

This the new CD by American Roots band Tom Rigney and Flambeau. This new disc is an eclectic mix of Roots Music styles from Cajun two-steps, to Blues, to Roots Rock and Roll. It features several new original songs and instrumental pieces by Rigney, as well as some old classics - Louis Jordan's "Let the Good Times Roll", George Gershwin's "Summertime", and Flambeau's reinvention of the 1950's hit, "Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)". Rigney's incendiary fiddle playing is featured throughout the album, and his band lays down some grooves that are guaranteed to get you up off the couch.

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07/17/17

Live At Ronnie Scott's released 9/15/17!

John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension

On September 15, Abstract Logix issues Live At Ronnie Scott’s – a souvenir of a sold-out, two-night stand at the beloved venue by John McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension, recorded in March of 2017. In the 4th Dimension – Ranjit Barot (drums, konokol), Gary Husband (keyboards, drums), and Etienne M’Bappé (bass) – McLaughlin has gathered a band with the technical dexterity and soulful musicality to do ample justice to his vast catalog. They can follow him anywhere, and together on Live @ Ronnie Scott’s McLaughlin and the 4th Dimension explore everything from early Mahavishnu Orchestra classics to compositions from their most recent studio LP, Black Light.

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07/10/17

Numbers 1 & 2 50th Anniversary Edition

Lester Bowie

This recording, taped in August of 1967, was the first release on the Nessa label. It was also the first recorded documentation of a quartet soon to be known as the Art Ensemble of Chicago. Two years later Lester Bowie, Roscoe Mitchell, Joseph Jarman and Malachi Favors ventured to Paris as a first step towards conquering the world. This 24 bit remaster, from the original half inch 4 track session tapes, restores the program as originally released for the first time on compact disc. 50th anniversary reissue of this classic free jazz session!

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06/19/17

Thizzelle Washington...first time ever on vinyl!

Mac Dre

(2-LP set) The everlasting and everbusy Mac Drizzelle (Mac Dre) composes his latest masterpiece featuring a gang of the S.F. Bay Area's best rappers, including Yukmouth, Da' Unda' Dogg, Dubee, Andre Nickatina, Mac Mall and others. Produced by Johnny Z, Da' Unda' Dogg, Psycho, Rick Rock and Mac Dre. On psychedelic rainbow colored vinyl.

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06/12/17

Approved By Snakes

Jason Ricci & The Bad Kind

This is Jason's first release as band leader in seven years. Of course, he's been busy with other projects including being a special guest on the, late great, Johnny Winter's Grammy winning CD. Jason's TV performance on the induction of the great Paul Butterfield Blues Band into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, was quite an honor. Jason is an amazing innovator of the blues harmonica (and beyond) but this CD is about Jason and his great New Orleans band, The Bad Kind. Their new material further showcases the growth of their incredible talents. This new recording is going to smash any preconceived notions of genre boundaries. I don't think they've come up with a name for the music these cats make. We just call it 'Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind'.

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05/30/17

Roots Rock N Universal Love

Kwame Binea Shakedown

Soul rocker Kwame Binea was born in West London with native origins in Ghana and now living in NYC. He is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but has peppered his music with a unique brand of "Roots Rock" which embodies his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga. 'Universal Love' by Jimmy Cliff, a featured track on the recording, was produced by Living Color founder Vernon Reid who also co-wrote the tune 'Love Surreal'. Of the process, Vernon says "Kwame connected to 'Universal Love' immediately. He brings a fresh perspective and a renewed sense of hope to this seldom heard classic." Kwame Binea has a charismatic, soulful, & romantic vocal approach to Pop suffused with Rock energy. Though not a political message artist per se, he does not shy away from questioning modern issues. 'Roots Rock n Universal Love' is Kwame's epic answer of how to inspire people while also making them dance.

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05/23/17

Led Zeppelin unplugged cover album When The Levee Breaks out in July

Vanessa Fernandez

(3-LP set) Vanessa Fernandez covers Led Zeppelin classics in "unplugged" style. Featuring Tim Pierce (guitar/slide guitar), Chris Chaney (bass), Jim Cox (keyboards), Jim Keltner (drums), Luis Conte (percussion) and Charlie Bisharat (violin). Brilliant rhythm guitar and solos from arranger-guitarist Tim Pierce including an extended electric guitar solo on the rock version of "Whole Lotta Love" as well as killer vintage slide work on "When The Levee Breaks;" awesome drumming and majestic kick drum work from Jim Keltner on "Kashmir," "Babe" and "Immigrant Song;" driving electric bass lines from Chris Chaney on many of the tracks; memorable B3 and Wurlitzer fills and runs from keyboardist Jim Cox; audacious violin solos and fills from Charlie Bisharat on "Kashmir" and "Immigrant Song." Last but in no way least, stirring percussion backing from the great Luis Conte on "When The Levee Breaks," "Black Dog" and "Whole Lotta Love" (acoustic). And throughout every song the magnificent incomparable vocals of Vanessa. The vocal performance on "Babe I'm Gonna Leave You" is gonna leave some listeners breathless!! This 100% all analogue Triple LP Triple Deluxe Gatefold version includes two LP only tracks!

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05/16/17

Compass & Map compilation out in June!

Russ Tolman

After leaving psych guitar rockers True West in 1985, Russ Tolman released his first solo album Totem Poles And Glory Holes on Elvis Costello’s Demon Records in Europe and on Restless/Enigma in the US. That record was the first of many of his seven solo albums to make critic’s year-end lists both here and in Europe. "Compass & Map" brings together the 20 best tracks from Russ Tolman’s solo career to-date. With newly discovered photos, and liner notes from author and reissue producer Pat Thomas in a deluxe package, this collection is a fitting tribute to the first 30 years of Russ Tolman’s song writing and recording. Songs from all 7 albums plus 2013 digital only single "Los Angeles"

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05/08/17

The Itinuation out in June!

Pablo Moses

Legendary Jamaican artist Pablo Moses releases his most musically diverse and lyrically potent album to date. Co-Produced by Groundation frontman Harrison Stafford the album features top reggae musicians including Dean Fraser, Dalton Browne, Robbie Lyn, and Desi Jones all lending their voice to this masterpiece. Recorded at Mixing Lab Studios in Kingston, Jamaica and final mix and master by world renowned engineer Jim Fox (Lion & Fox) the album soars to sonic heights. Pablo Moses' voice sounds clean and strong displaying all the focus and confidence of his more than 40 years in the business. This is the album that all reggae lovers will be talking about in 2017; The Itinuation.

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05/03/17

Lost In Space 50th anniversary edition soundtrack collection

Various Artists

La-La Land Records, Synthesis Entertainment and Legendary Pictures proudly present Lost In Space: 50th Anniversary Soundtrack Collection, an unprecedented deluxe limited edition 12-CD box set of music from the classic sci-fi television series! The original music scores from this cherished and historic series come to vivid life like never before, restored and remastered from original scoring elements, and featuring hours of previously unreleased music, including the world premiere release of John William's score to "The Reluctant Stowaway," as well as many previously unavailable episode scores, such as "Space Circus," "West of Mars," and more! The music of Lost In Space not only calls forth all the action, danger and unabashed joy of the beloved show, but as meticulously assembled in this astounding set, it reveals itself to be some of the most creative and dynamic scoring ever composed for the medium. Featuring music by John Williams, Herman Stein, Hans J. Salter, Joseph Mullendore, Alexander Courage, Cyril J. Mockridge, Gerald Fried, Leith Stevens, Robert Drasnin, Fred Steiner and others, the scores of Lost In Space rocket the listener through a warm galaxy of nostalgia into a vast universe of awe-inspiring musical expression - all of it finally preserved in a pristine collection to be savored. This deluxe set, limited to 1500 units and housed in an attractive hardcover slipcase, also contains a 100+ booklet jam-packed with exciting archival photos and art, alongside exclusive, in-depth liner notes by album co-producer Jeff Bond.

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04/11/17

Right Up On out now!

Oliver Lake featuring Flux Quartet

“I have been collaborating with Flux since 2002, I have worked with many string quartets in the past 20 years, but I must say I have never worked with one as enthusiastic and musical as Flux. They are ‘raring to go,’ and I love it! We performed our first concert at Merkin Hall in NYC on April 25, 2002, This is our first recording, I look forward to continuing this collaboration." - Olive Lake •Flux Quartet: "One of the most fearless and important new music ensembles around" - Joshua Kosman SF Chronicle •Flux Quartet: "Has brought a new renaissance to quartet music" - Kyle Gann The Village Voice

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04/04/17

Ain't Nothing You Can Do!

John Primer & Bob Corritore

John Primer and Bob Corritore join forces once again to present their deep Chicago blues roots. Their 2013 Delta Groove debut, "Knockin' Around These Blues," garnered awards and nominations, international critical praise, and a number one spot on the Living Blues radio charts! Backed by an all-star cast that includes Henry Gray, Barrelhouse Chuck, Big Jon Atkinson, Troy Sandow, Chris James, Patrick Rynn and Brian Fahey, Primer and Corritore lead their seasoned session partners through a hard-hitting program of stompin' shuffles, rowdy dance floor packers and treacherous slow blues.

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03/30/17

Nighthawks On The Blue Highway documentary DVD out now!

The Nighthawks

Nighthawks on the Blue Highway is the first documentary film about the hardest working band in America, the result of two years of production, countless days on the road with the band and interviews with those who know the members and their music best. Directed by Johnny Cash biographer and DC native Michael Streissguth, the 73 minute film stars George Thorogood, John Hammond, Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson, and band co-founder Mark Wenner. Includes bonus material, NTSC all region. Born in early-1970s Washington DC where blues, soul, country, folk and rock filtered through the hearts of musicians in every neighborhood, The Nighthawks churned out a blues-and-rock style that honored the city’s dynamic influences and set the stage for the rise of modern blues acts such as George Thorogood, The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan. “I was really knocked out by them,” says Thorogood in the film. “They were just so sure of themselves. And they did this dynamite version of ‘Little Sister’ by Elvis Presley. Which I thought, ‘Wow! A blues band doing Elvis Presley!’ ‘Cause I’m a blues band and I do Johnny Cash! These guys were beyond the perimeter of what music is.” The film tracks the band from a dream in founder Mark Wenner’s Bethesda basement to international stardom. Along the way, they shared the stage with blues legends Muddy Waters, B.B. King, J.B. Hutto, and John Lee Hooker and attracted southern-rock god Gregg Allman who joined the band for a golden stretch in late 1970s. In the film, Wenner revived the vision of The Nighthawks. With bass player Johnny Castle, drummer Mark Stutso, and guitarist Paul Bell, the band collected its first national blues award in 2011, appeared on the national album charts and hit the road with renewed vigor. In slim digipak.

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03/22/17

Bass Ball

Bunny Brunel & Friends including Stanley Clarke, Victor Wooten & Billy Sheehan

If you like the bass, then you will love "Bass Ball," a new CD encompassing everything that’s great about the bass. The innovative album is produced by Bunny Brunel and Stanley Clarke; and has been five years in the making. "Bass Ball" stars Bunny Brunel and Stanley Clarke, featuring solos by Billy Sheehan, Victor Wooten, Steve Bailey, Armand Sabal-Lecco (who also composed “Stand Out” on the album), and more. Wanting to add a French flavor, Bunny Brunel invited a few musicians, including bass players from his country, to be a part of history in the making. •"I like the fact that 'Bass Ball' is going to give people an opportunity to hear some of the best bass players they’ve never heard before.” – Stanley Clarke •“The French bass players who also play on 'Bass Ball' are famous in France, but not well known here. I was the one who had the privilege to come to America and play with Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock, and others. But there were many bass players in France who were also very good,” - Bunny Brunel

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03/17/17

Right Place, Right Time out in April

Monster Mike Welch and Mike Ledbetter

Boston-based blues guitarist Monster Mike Welch teams up with Chicago-native, golden-voiced singer Mike Ledbetter (a distant relative of legendary American folk-blues artist Leadbelly), for an exceedingly inspired collaboration born out of a mutual love and respect for the classic blues era of the '50s and '60s and artists such as Otis Rush, Magic Sam, Elmore James and B.B. King. Welch and Ledbetter are joined by an all-star cast featuring pianist/organist Anthony Geraci, bassist Ronnie James Weber and drummer Marty Richards, along with special guests Laura Chavez on guitar and saxophonists Doug James and Sax Gordon.

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03/15/17

Air Time limited edition vinyl

Air

Vinyl repressing of a classic '70s jazz album - one of the first recordings led by Pulitzer winner Henry Threadgill with bassist Fred Hopkins and drummer Steve McCall. This edition is limited to 550 copies pressed by QRP, the vinyl manufacturing division of Acoustic Sounds. These are 150 gram discs in "rice paper" sleeves.

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02/27/17

Ports Of Call has arrived

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas

On this their fifth CD release, award winning duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas roam far and wide across the North Atlantic - from Scotland to Scandinavia, France, and Spain and beyond. Going back to the roots of their first CD Fire & Grace (winner of the Scots Trad Album of the Year award), the duo displays their hallmark fiddle/cello arrangements of old classics and new compositions. From the raw power of wild dance tunes to modern, quasi-chamber arrangements, their music takes us on a journey around the world of the fiddle and displays the energy and nuance they have been thrilling audiences with for almost 20 years. Fraser & Haas' deep respect for the diversity of traditional musical languages and the importance of the groove are ever present. Fiddle and Cello at it's state-of-the-art best!

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02/23/17

Rekihndled...first new release in over 20 years!

Greg Kihn Band

Rekihndled is the Greg Kihn Band’s first studio album in over 20 years. We proudly put together these 11 all new all original songs. “Pink Flamingos” will be the first single, followed by “The Life I Got.” “The Life I Got” really says how I feel… I’m blessed to have the life I got and I wouldn’t change it for nothing. Definition of Rekihndled - The act of restarting a flame! To Reignite, to excite, to begin to burn again! The Greg Kihn Band has been reignited! Greg Kihn has been a successful artist for over 40 years having released 18 albums. He has a Billboard #1 Dance single with Jeopardy. Jeopardy was also a Billboard #2 track in the Top 100. Greg Kihn’s hit song The Breakup Song hit #11 on Billboards’s Top 100.

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02/10/17

Limited edition 20th anniversary of Sex Style

Kool Keith

(2-CD set) He comes in many forms and many incarnations, but his style is distinctly his own. Just as there's no mistaking his smooth lyrical delivery and searing hip-hop prose with its underlying edgy beats, there's no denying the incredible force that is Kool Keith. Whether as a founding member of the legendary Ultramagnetic MCs, or in the guises of his renegade rap personas Dr. Octagon and Dr. Dooom, Keith has established himself as an innovative lyricist whose erudite raps push the envelope to the limit. When Keith Teams up with KutMasta Kurt on the production - they arguably create the best albums in his catalog.

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01/23/17

Killer Collection! Blue 88s: Unreleased Piano Blues Gems 1938-1942

Curtis Jones, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie "Boodle It" Right and Poor Boy Burke

Blue 88s is an amazing collection of piano blues recorded between 1938-1942 for the Columbia and Okeh labels. 15 of the 17 tracks are previously unreleased gems that showcase some of the premier blues pianists and vocalists of the era: Curtis Jones, Roosevelt Sykes, Willie "Boodle It" Right and Poor Boy Burke. Includes a 20 page booklet with a detailed essay by Mark Humphrey on the history and popularity of the piano, and blues pianists in particular, plus the lyrics to all the songs. The legendary Roosevelt Sykes a.k.a. "The Honeydripper" is represented on this compilation with 12 tracks, 10 of them previously unissued while Curtis Jones and Poor Boy Burke have 2 each while Willie "Boodle It" Right has 1.

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01/10/17

Now in stock! Packs

Berner

The new Berner features Wiz Khalifa, Quavo of Migos, French Montana, Young Dolph, Mozzy and more!

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12/21/16

Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space Blue & White Color Vinyl

Spiritualized

(2-LP set) Originally released in 1997 (on the same day as OK Computer), Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space is the 3rd album from Jason Pierce's post-Spacemen 3 project, and his most brilliant work to date. A hypnotic, narcotic, psychedelic gospel album full of confessional songs about heartbreak and drug abuse. This record is a flat out masterpiece that received a "10.0" rating from Pitchfork. Reissued on 180 gram color vinyl (Deep Space Blue & Milky Way) in deluxe packaging including reproductions of the original inner sleeves and insert.

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12/07/16

K.D. Is Here

Kenny Dorham

Two separate recordings of trumpeter Kenny Dorham live at The Half Note in NYC in 1966 and at The Flamboyan in Queens in 1962. Both dates were MC'd by Alan Grant. Joining Kenny on the 1966 date are Sonny Red on alto sax, pianist Cedar Walton, bassist John Ore and drummer Hugh Walker. The 1962 date features Joe Farrell on tenor sax, pianist Walter Bishop Jr., bassist Larry Gales and drummer Stu Martin. Includes 19 page booklet with an essay by Matt Leskovic with many period photographs.

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11/02/16

Sue Barker

Sue Barker

The highly sought-after 70s funk/soul/jazz opus (secondhand LP copies fetch over 400 Australian dollars!) from Australia's Sue Barker. Available for the first time on CD, with 3 previously unreleased bonus tracks.

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10/26/16

Smokes Like Lightning

Lightnin' Hopkins

Originally released in 1963 on Bluesville from sessions recorded in 1962, "Smokes Like Lightning" features Hopkins solo on guitar and vocals except for a full band on three of the tracks. Includes a re-recording of "T Model Blues" and "Let's Do The Susie-Q". Reissued on 180 gram vinyl on a tip on sleeve with a paper and poly lined inner sleeve.

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10/21/16

John Paul George Django

The Hot Club Of San Francisco

The Hot Club Of San Francisco goes Fab! The venerable Gypsy Swing Combo interprets The Beatles on the gorgeous new album "John, Paul, George & Django. It was only a matter of time before guitarist Paul Mehling focused his creative mojo on Lennon and McCartney's vast and enduring treasure trove of songs. The founder and guiding spirit of the Hot Club of San Francisco, America's longest running Gypsy swing ensemble, Mehling was first inspired to pick up a guitar when the Beatles launched the British Invasion via Ed Sullivan's show on Feb. 9, 1964. Now Mehling's HCSF is recolonizing the Fab Four's songbook in the name of Gypsy jazz legend Django Reinhardt with John, Paul, George and Django, a ravishing and consistently revelatory reimagining of classic Beatles tunes.

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10/04/16

Live 2

Security Project

"The Security Project Live is a beautifully reverential and creative reinterpretation of these Peter Gabriel classics!" - Kevin Killen, engineer of Gabriel's "So" record Live 2 is a follow up to their acclaimed first release. Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band bring these genre-less masterpieces into the 21st Century. Seattleites Trey Gunn and Michael Cozzi join esteemed drummer Jerry Marotta and NY keyboardist David Jameson to harness the core of these songs. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His interpretations add haunting authenticity to the immaculate arrangements.

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09/28/16

Prog Noir

Stickmen

With riveting performances by the modern prog-rock legends Stick Men - Tony Levin, Markus Reuter and Pat Mastelotto - "Prog Noir" is ambitious and essential. From the overpowering to the sublime; from an organic, instinctive avant-garde, to intricate, Crimson-esque tapestries, this album embodies the go-for-it, pioneering spirit that fans of Stick Men have long savored. A modern prog epic! Long-time fans of Stick Men and King Crimson will revel in ecstasy, as the three sonic adventurers gleefully waltz to the outer fringes. The chemistry of Levin and Mastelotto has never been more evident, keeping a solid, propulsive undercurrent flowing beneath the soaring presence of the ingenious 'mad scientist' antics of Reuter.

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09/20/16

Good Times

Shakey Jake

"Good Times" is the debut album by Chicago harpist and vocalist Shakey Jake (uncle to Magic Sam) which was released in 1960 on Bluesville. Recorded in New Jersey by Rudy Van Gelder with Brother Jack McDuff on organ and guitarist Bill Jennings rounding out the drummer less trio. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl on a tip on sleeve with a paper and poly lined inner sleeve.

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09/13/16

Time And Change - Last Recordings

Mighty Sam McClain

Mighty Sam McClain never experienced the release of this, his final album, "Time and Change", which contains his last 11 produced tracks. The legendary blues and soul performer passed away in New Hampshire June 15, 2015 by the age of 72. The songs on this album were all written and produced by Sam himself (except for one song, written by Sam's friend and mentor Melvin Underwood) in cooperation with the multi-instrumentalist Pat Herlehy, his musical partner through many years. This isn't one of those somber "memorial" albums. Sam would not have wanted that. He wanted to be remembered with the same kind of spirit and energy he put into his music, on countless stages and recording sessions around the world. On "Time and Change" you may enjoy the last works from the great Mighty Sam McClain. "Time and Change" features Pat Herlehy (guitars, bass, sax and keyboards), Michael Rossi (bass), Rick Page (drums), Joe Deleault (keyboards and Hammond B3).

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08/25/16

Last Night Blues

Lightnin' Hopkins with Sonny Terry

"Last Night Blues" by Lightnin' Hopkins was originally released in 1961. Joined by harpist Sonny Terry this is a stripped down, soulful release with Sonny delivering instinctive accompaniment to Lightnin's fluid finger picking guitar and gritty vocals. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl on a tip on sleeve with a paper and poly lined inner sleeve.

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08/16/16

Spirits

Pharoah Sanders - Hamid Drake - Adam Rudolph

On this live concert recording from 1998, tenor saxophonist Sanders & percussionists Rudolf & Drake paint a sonic canvas with vibrating, chanting lines, inflecting the sound with world music instruments, including traps, frames, tablas, djembe, udu, gong, bendir & many other strange & wonderful things. Reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders early 70s Impulse recordings.

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07/26/16

Ronald Dregan - Dreganomics Color Vinyl

Mac Dre

(2-LP set) You know him as Al Boo Boo, Mac Drevious, Thizzelle Washington and more. Now he busts out with Ronald Dregan. Running for the top office in this election year, 12 years later, the big POTUS (pimp of the U.S.) chants "Follow me now let me lead the way believe in Dre the American way" on the Dreganomics track as he rapsodizes the virtues of 22 inch rims, cash and pimpin', campaign and game. 12 solid raps with production by Sean T, Gennessee, Sweet Geez, Lev, Swampkat, THE G.O.V., and Johan Whale. This is just half of a special two album release for October of this election year. It is the complement to "The Genie of the Lamp" (THZ 1066). In a gatefold sleeve on red & white, blue & white starburst vinyl in polylined sleeves.

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07/18/16

Dogon A.D. Limited Edition Vinyl

Julius Hemphill

(2-LP set) Considered by many as a true jazz classic, Julius Hemphill’s Dogon A.D is listed by the New York Times as one of the 100 most essential jazz recordings. A fundamental statement of a new era in jazz music, Hemphill’s performance here avoids the loud, instinctual blowing so many other jazz musicians defaulted to in the early 70s, and instead provides lean instrumentation, blues, funk, and avant-garde chamber jazz. Long out of print it's now reissued on 200 gram vinyl with the bonus track Hard Blues! Remastered from original master tapes for vastly improved sound quality over previous vinyl pressings. Julius Hemphill - alto sax, flute, Baikida E.J. Carroll - trumpet, Abdul Wadud - cello, Philip Wilson - drums. Limited edition of 1,000.

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07/12/16

The Genie Of The Lamp Color Vinyl

Mac Dre

(2-LP set) S.F. Bay Area rap legend Mac Dre presents one more of his alter ego rap voices. "The Genie of the Lamp" is the doppelganger of Ronald Dregan, yet they share the same voice and interests, food, fame, females, phat fu, and 'fetti - not necessarily in that order. 14 tracks make up this counterpart to Mac Dre's other election year October release, "Ronald Dregan - Dreganomics" (THZ 1065). Production by Tone Capone, Mac Dre, Gennessee, Shouman, One Drop Scott, Traxx, Harm, Johah Whale, Syko, Rob-Lo, and others. In a gatefold sleeve with one purple and one clear vinyl in polylined sleeves.

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06/21/16

Open The Curtains

Carol Duboc

Acclaimed singer, pianist, composer, producer and engineer, Carol Duboc, celebrates the enduring power of women on her new and highly anticipated solo recording, Open The Curtains. Duboc, who has been first call for such heavyweights as Earth Wind & Fire's Maurice White, Teddy Riley and George Duke, has assembled a star-studded lineup of musicians, who not only happen to be women but who are also some of the baddest musicians to grace this planet. As the title alludes, Open The Curtains, is the unveiling of a monumental musical movement that is sure to be met with a standing ovation. Featuring a group of all-stars including percussionist Sheila E., pianist/vocalist Patrice Rushen, saxophonist Mindi Abair, guitarists Bibi McGill and Jennifer Batten, drummer Queen Cora Coleman, bassist Rhonda Smith and trombonist and singer Aubrey Logan.

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05/02/16

Berner - Lil Evil - Aftah Sum

Public Enemies

Fresh on the heels of his successful Hempire album Berner presents Public Enemies. 16 tracks of all new material with Lil Evil and Aftah Sum featuring production by Pakslap, Cosmo and Bandit featuring The Jacka, Guce, Ampichino, Lee Majors, Messy Marv, Baby Bash, Lucky Luciano and more.

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04/04/16

Berner

Hempire

Berner has been continuously on the rise ever since his first release, climbing the rap ranks with each album. But Berner hasn't just been focusing on music - his Cookies Clothing line is red hot, his patented smoking accessories can't stay in stock, his Hemp2o drink is taking off, he's launched his own show called Marijuana Mania and he shows no sign of slowing. Berner is building an Empire... or rather a.... Hempire! Which brings us to Berner's brand new aptly titled solo album Hempire. Musically Bern sounds better than ever. His one of kind stories come across as perfectly scored audio movies. His longtime producers Cozmo and Maxwell Smart have honed in on Berner's sound and Drumma Boy, TraxxFDR and TM88 round out the production nicely. Berner's collaborations for Hempire include brand new songs with Wiz Khalifa, Juicy J, Snoop Dogg, Atmosphere, Lil Kim, B Real, Travis Porter, K Camp and more.

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04/04/16

The Church

Sometime Anywhere blue & orange vinyl

(2-LP set) The 1994 release by The Church "Sometime Anywhere" found the group down to two original members, bassist/singer Steve Kilbey and guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, after the departure of Peter Koppes. The resulting album featured new song writing approaches and musical experimentation resulting in many lengthy, lush tracks (Day Of The Dead, Two Places At Once, Fly Home). Song structures are much freer with an early electronica sound dotting the textured arrangements with loops and drum machines featured on some of the songs. "Sometime Anywhere" is another dark, epic, and exotic masterpiece by the Aussie legends that propelled the band into the next phase of their career. Reissued on blue & orange vinyl from Plain Recordings.

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03/24/16

The Security Project

Live 1

The timeless music of Peter Gabriel finds new life with The Security Project. Members of King Crimson, Shriekback and Gabriel's original band take these classics and give them new wings for the 21st Century. Added to the pedigree of these players is the voice of Brian Cummins. His startling interpretations add a haunting authenticity to the live shows. This live CD (part 2 out in October) is a first - no one has dared take on Gabriel's material at this level before. These immaculate arrangements show a live band brewing something deep from these original musical recipes. The Security Project tours worldwide. A West Coast tour coincides with this release in May and an East Coast one in October.

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02/10/16

Jim Cullum Jazz Band - William Warfield

Porgy And Bess Live

One warm night in September 1992, The Landing jazz club on the San Antonio River, home base of The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, was packed to capacity with fans eager to witness an ambitious live recording of the Gershwins' famed folk opera Porgy and Bess- for broadcast on the Band's nationally syndicated public radio series Riverwalk Jazz. Unlike other jazz interpretations of Porgy and Bess, the JCJB developed an original jazz transcription using virtually all the music in George Gershwin's magnificent score. Joining the band on a stage crowded with musicians and microphones, a legend of screen and stage, the Grammy award-winning spoken word artist William Warfield weaves the tale of love and redemption as the Band's performance crackles with energy.

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01/07/16

The Church

Priest = Aura double LP

"Priest = Aura" is the band's eighth LP and was originally released in 1992. This sprawling, psychedelic, surreal album is a creative peak for the band with a richly detailed widescreen production courtesy of producer Gavin Mackillop. The 14 track record features many classic songs and it defies commercial conceits by opening with two long songs in "Aura" & "Ripple", continues through songs such as "Mistress" and "Kings", and the journey ends with the epic "Chaos" and the atmospheric instrumental "Film". "Priest = Aura" is a longtime fan favorite and Steve Kilbey's pick as the best album by The Church. First time available doemstically on vinyl. In a wide spine jacket.

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