NEW RELEASES for the week of July 31, 2015:

Buddy Guy: Born to Play Guitar

Buddy Guy: Born to Play Guitar

the follow-up to his 2013 double disc release, Rhythm & Blues, which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top Blues Albums chart. Born To Play Guitar was produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and Buddy’s longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge. The recent recipient of the 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Buddy Guy’s incredible career spans over 50 years with just as many albums released. Career highlights include seven Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards, Kennedy Center Honors, NARM Chairman’s Award for Sustained Creative Achievement, Billboard Music Awards’ Century Award for distinguished artistic development, Presidential National Medal of Arts, and induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.


 

Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy

Titus Andronicus: The Most Lamentable Tragedy

the fourth studio album by Titus Andronicus and the band’s debut for Merge Records. The central narrative of TMLT concerns an unnamed protagonist whom we meet in deep despair. TMLT is both the crown jewel of the band’s discography and the legend that contextualizes their entire body of work.


 

Joss Stone: Water For Your Soul

Joss Stone: Water For Your Soul

is a culmination in Joss Stone’s travels in sound, demonstrating how the teen soul prodigy has blossomed into an artist of style and substance. This is an album that pulses with the liquid groove of reggae, dazzles with the mix and match sonic adventure of hip hop, shimmers with the exotic sounds of world music and delivers the emotional belt of R&. Most of the songs for Water For Your Soul had been written and demoed before Joss’s Total World Tour began but widening horizons convinced her to completely rethink and recut the record. The sound expanded to include Indian tabla, Bengali lute, Bansuri flute, African and Asian percussion, plus gospel choirs, New Orleans horns and full orchestra. After various experiments, abandoned and revisited sessions, the final album was more or less completed in a 10 day frenzy, with strings being recorded in London, percussion in Hawaii and Joss pulling it together at her own Home Grown Studios in Devon.


 

Natalie Imbruglia: Male

Natalie Imbruglia: Male

album from the three-time Grammy nominee, songwriter, actor and model. Imbruglia, best known for her 1997 hit song “Torn” and the accompanying video, finds inspiration for her new album from her favorite male songwriters. As the title suggests, Male – her first album since 2009 – is a collection of classic and contemporary songs all performed by men including Cat Stevens (“The Wind”), Tom Petty (“The Waiting”), Neil Young (“Only Love Can Break Your Heart”), Damien Rice (“Cannonball”), Peter Townshend (“Let My Love Open the Door”) and The Cure (“Friday I’m in Love”). The first single from Male is “Instant Crush,” which was originally recorded by the electro-pop Grammy winners Daft Punk.


 

Albert Hammond Jr: Momentary Masters

Albert Hammond Jr: Momentary Masters

the third solo album from The Strokes’ guitarist. “I feel like the best songs I’ve written, as soon as I was done, I was like, “Oh my God, I did it!’ But in that split second that it comes, that feeling goes,” he explains. “It’s the same thing when you find complete happiness, you find this complete low. I feel like that’s what being creative is: It’s you bouncing with emotion and what you capture in those bounces. Accept where you are and use it.” Thus Hammond Jr. Has called his third solo album Momentary Masters. Many years have passed since the release of his two solo records, 2006’s Yours to Keep and 2008’s ¿Cómo Te Llama?, and truthfully, the person who created those songs is in a very different place now. Back then Hammond Jr. #was swept up in a whirlwind, one-fifth of The Strokes, indulging in an intoxicating cocktail of excess and all-consuming romances. When he finally sobered up, getting back into writing music was a daunting challenge.


 

Llanne La Havas: Blood

Llanne La Havas: Blood

When touring for her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough? came to a close, Lianne La Havas headed to Jamaica with her mother for a long-awaited holiday that evolved into an experience of self-discovery. She enjoyed emotional reunions with long-lost relatives; embraced Kingston’s clubs; and even jammed in front of her family for the first time during a session with legendary dancehall/reggae producer Stephen McGregor. Exploring her roots inspired La Havas’s writing. Lyrically, she says, the songs she wrote are almost all related to “the feeling of who you are and where you come from.” And musically, La Havas took inspiration from Jamaica’s love of grooves, rhythms, and syncopation. McGregor ultimately joined in the making of Blood along with a rich collection of others, including Adele/FKA twigs collaborator Paul Epworth and Matt Hales of Aqualung.


 

Rock Candy Funk Party: Groove is King

Rock Candy Funk Party: Groove is King

Deluxe CD/DVD edition. 2015 release, the second studio album by this supergroup featuring Joe Bonamassa, Tal Bergman, Renato Neto, Mike Merritt, Ron DeJesus, and Daniel Sadownick. The bonus DVD includes nearly an hour of footage.


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Led Zeppelin 3 reissues from the weak-sauce years; remastered with bonus tracks

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New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

Tuesdays 11:00am / Repeat Wednesdays 7:00pm

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith
new release hour KRCB-FM New Release Hour

Brian Griffith and Doug Jayne highlight the week’s new musical releases and other fun music-related stuff.
We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB’s Mid-DayMusic and Our Roots Are Showing programs, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
Listen at 11 am on Tuesdays or catch the repeat broadcast on Wednesdays at 7 pm

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TUNE IN, TURN ON, AND DROP… THE NEEDLE!
Needle Droppings with Doug Jayne
Your second chance to listen in on the discussion comes with Needle Droppings, a weekly new-release segment with our very own Doug Jayne and a rotating panel of music junkies, usually including Michelle Marques of KRCB, Petaluma Vice Mayor Gabe Kearney, Gabe Meline from KQED, Blair Hardman from Zone Recording, Comedian Juan Carlos- and more!
Needle Droppings airs Fridays as part of The Drive With Steve Jaxon at 4:20pm on KSRO, at 1350-AM, 103.5-FM, and online at ksro.com. Tune in!

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I ran all the home
Just to say I’m sorry
What can I say
I ran all the way
Yay, yay, yay

I ran all the home
Just to say I’m sorry
Please let me stay
I ran all the way
Yay, yay, yay

And now I’m sorry, sorry, sorry
I didn’t mean to make you cry
Let’s make amends
After all, we’re more than friends
Yay, yay, yay

I ran all the home
Just to say I’m sorry (sorry)
What can I say
I ran all the way
~Harry Giosasi and Artie Zwirn

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