NEW RELEASES for February 23, 2018 include:
GarciaLIVE VOLUME 10 – May 20th, 1990 Hilo Civic Auditorium on CD
Two CD set. GarciaLive Volume Ten documents the Jerry Garcia Band’s May 20, 1990 performance at the Hilo Civic Auditorium in Hawaii. In this relaxed setting, it’s no wonder that the music from this show shines so brightly both in Garcia’s strong vocals and guitar playing but also the joyful setlist spanning some of Jerry’s favorite corners of music Dylan, Motown, reggae, and rock ‘n’ roll. Spurred on by the ever-steady rhythm section of Dave Kemper and John Kahn, complete with the celestial sounds of Melvin Seals’ organ and background vocals of Gloria Jones and Jacklyn LaBranch.
Disc 1 –
- 1 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) [Live] 6:20
- 2 They Love Each Other (Live) 7:09
- 3 Tough Mama (Live) 5:16
- 4 Like a Road Leading Home (Live) 8:14
- 5 Run for the Roses (Live) 5:39
- 6 The Way You Do the Things You Do (Live) 10:06
- 7 My Sisters and Brothers (Live) 4:13
- 8 Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Live) 10:07
- 9 Deal (Live) 8:21
Disc 2 –
- 1 The Harder They Come (Live) 10:55
- 2 Forever Young (Live) 8:24
- 3 Stop That Train (Live) 7:10
- 4 Tore Up Over You (Live) 7:25
- 5 Tears of Rage (Live) 7:47
- 6 Evangeline (Live) 4:01
- 7 Waiting for a Miracle (Live) 6:18
- 8 That Lucky Old Sun (Live) 9:38
- 9 Tangled Up in Blue (Live) 9:40
Janiva Magness: Love Is An Army
After Janiva Magness added a 2016 Grammy nomination to her 27 Blues Music Award nominations – with seven wins, including Entertainer of the Year – she might have taken at least a short rest on her laurels. Instead, one of the preeminent voices in contemporary American roots music has raised the bar for herself. Magness’ fourteenth album, Love Is an Army, is a brilliantly crafted bridge between the past and present, blending the echoes of classic soul and country music with timeless themes of love and the very contemporary sound of protest. Love Is an Army’s dozen songs reverberate with the timeless character of the Memphis rhythm & blues patented by the Stax and Hi Records studios, especially in tracks like “Back to Blue,” which opens the album and sets it’s tone, and “Hammer,” which features Grammy Winner and multiple Blues Music Awards winner Charlie Musselwhite on harmonica. Another Tennessee music city, Nashville, is the geographic touchstone for the title number, a duet with Texas singer / songwriter Bryan Stephens, and for “On and On,” with Poco frontman Rusty Young on pedal steel guitar. Like Magness, both Stephens and Young are on Blue Elan Records. Other guest artists include the legendary R&B singer Delbert McClinton, Mississippi hill country blues torchbearer Cedric Burnside, bluegrass guitar and banjo virtuoso Courtney Hartman of the band Della Mae.
John Mayall: Three For The Road
2018 release featuring songs recorded live in Germany, 2017 with his trio featuring Greg Rzab & Jay Davenport. Includes recent tunes mixed with old classics. That title refers to the UK blues doyen’s great trio (John with bassist Greg Rzab and drummer Jay Davenport) who toured Europe in 2017, resulting in this new live album drawn from two shows in Germany. The guys dig into material both recent and vintage: “Big Town Playboy,” “I Feel So Bad,” “Streamline,” “Lonely Feeling,” “Congo Square,” “Don’t Deny Me” and more.
Caroline Rose: Loner
The songs and narrative’s on LONER reflect my life over the last couple years-I joined Tinder, I got my first apartment and painted it teal, I went to parties, I discussed politics, I had a girlfriend, we traveled the country, we broke up. I learned, for better or worse, how to be a member of the modern world. Turns out the modern world is terrifying. Tired of the bottomless pit of sad songs, I decided to put a spin on my greatest songwriting inspirations-misogyny, unplanned pregnancy, Capitalism, anxiety, loneliness and death-and wrap such depressing subject matter in a sprightly, angsty pop burrito… Because it’s hard being serious all the time and sometimes sad songs just need a cocktail. Loner reflects the styles of music I love-pop, folk, punk, electronic, and surf music-all thrown into a blender with a ladle full of cheeky satire. I call it Schizodrift. It sounds like Blondie drunk on mai tais. Loner was co-produced by myself and the wonderful Paul Butler (Devendra Banhart, Michael Kiwanuka, St. Paul & The Broken Bones) and recorded in freezing Northern California, in addition to my parent’s attic and my last apartment. It was mixed by sound guru Andrew Sarlo (Big Thief, Nick Hakim, Show Me The Body) in Brooklyn, NY. – C. Rose
Al Di Meola: Opus
Al Di Meola is a pioneer of blending world music, rock and jazz. His ongoing fascination for complex rhythmic syncopation, combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmony, has been the heart of his music throughout a celebrated career that has spanned over four decades. The Grammy award winner achieved worldwide fame as both a solo artist and for his collaborations with Frank Zappa, Jimmy Page, Stevie Wonder, Chick Corea, Paco de Lucia, John McLaughlin, Jean-Luc Ponty, Stanley Clarke, Luciano Pavarotti, Paul Simon, Phil Collins, Santana, Steve Winwood, Herbie Hancock, and many more. He has also earned the highest amount of Guitar awards in different categories from Guitar Player magazine.