Monthly Archive: December 2019

Sarah Baker + Women Sing Waits + a Christmas Miracle

One of my favorite people in the whole wide world is Sarah Baker.
Besides being a world class human being, she is a tremendous musician.
Sarah is a fantastic pianist, a great songwriter, and a soulful vocalist.
There’s great news: Sarah has released a new album, "Baker’s Dozen."
We have it on CD for only ten bucks, and I totally recommend it.
Music is the tonic we need to stay healthy and focused in these challenging times,
and this new album lovingly co-produced by Sarah and Allen Sudduth is a great soundtrack for 2020.
Call us and make sure we haven’t sold out (they have been selling well!) we can put one on hold for you.


Sarah’s previous album, "Maybe Someday" was released in 1997.
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Good news : we have gotten more copies of the new Tom Waits tribute album, "Come On Up To The House: Women Sing Waits"
back in stock on CD and LP. It’s a wonderful project conceived by musician/author/producer, Warren Zanes.
If you’re old enough to remember the 1980’s Warren had a cool band called The Del Fuegos. We sold their records.
Anyhoo, the new album is great. It is a unique compilation full of fresh interpretations of songs by the legendary Tom Waits. Aimee Mann, Joseph, Patty Griffin, Rosanne Cash, Phoebe Bridgers, Corinne Bailey Rae, Angie McMahon, Courtney Marie Andrews, and more each put their own unique spin on the gravel-voiced songwriter’s work.
producer Warren Zanes
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One of the great things that happened in the 2010’s was the SF Giants finally won the World Series!
Whether you’re a Giants fan or an Athletic supporter, you had to like Tim Lincecum, right?

On November 2, 2010 the San Francisco Giants led by Tim Lincecum did something that previous Giants teams could not do.
All the great players of the past: Mays, Marichal, McCovey, Bonds, Mitchell and more could not bring a trophy home to San Francisco.

That’s why we are so honored and humble to share with you our Christmas miracle.

It happened on Christmas Eve just 5 days ago.

December 24, 2019


TIMMY !

God Bless Us Everyone

Happy New Year

See You On The Avenue

NEW RELEASES Out December 13, 2019 (now):


Mose Allison Tribute Album
One of my regrets in life is that I had an interview with Mose Allison set up when I worked at KRSH, and I got the date mixed up!
He passed away a few years later and I never got to talk to him.
Deluxe CD + DVD edition. Custom etching of Mose Allison on Side D. Features performances by Taj Mahal, Robbie Fulks, Jackson Browne, The Tippo Allstars featuring Fiona Apple, Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, Chrissie Hynde, Iggy Pop, Bonnie Raitt, Loudon Wainwright III, Richard Thompson, Peter Case, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, Anything Mose, Frank Black, and Amy Allison with Elvis Costello. Includes Ever Since I Stole The Blues DVD, a Mose Allison documentary by Paul Bernays.



The Who: Who
the first studio album by the British rock veterans in over 13 years. Produced by Pete Townsend and Dave Sardy (Oasis, LCD Soundsystem, Gorillaz), featuring artwork by Sir Peter Blake (The Beatles’ Sargent Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band). One of the top three greatest rock legacies in music history, The Who have sold over 100 million records worldwide including nine US and ten UK Top Ten albums and 14 UK Top Ten singles.



Warren Haynes
Recorded in December of 2014 at Warren’s renowned Christmas Jam benefit concert, The Benefit Concert Volume 16 features recordings and bonus concert video from Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit, Grateful Dead co-founder Bill Kreutzmann’s Billy & The Kids (ft. Tom Hamilton, Reed Mathis & Aron Magner), Gov’t Mule featuring Jackie Greene, Hard Working Americans (Todd Snider, Neal Casal, Dave Schools & Duane Trucks), and Paul Riddle & Friends (ft. Warren Haynes, Jack Pearson, Oteil Burbridge & Danny Louis) with special guests Col. Bruce Hampton, Caleb Johnson and more!



A Tuba To Cuba
The legendary Preservation Hall Jazz Band present the soundtrack to A Tuba to Cuba, the critically acclaimed documentary directed by T.G. Herrington and Danny Clinch. The film follows Ben Jaffe of New Orleans’ famed Preservation Hall Jazz Band as he seeks to fulfill his late father’s dream of retracing their musical roots to the shores of Cuba in search of the indigenous music that gave birth to New Orleans jazz. A Tuba to Cuba celebrates the triumph of the human spirit expressed through the universal language of music and challenges us to resolve to build bridges, not walls.



Jagged Little Pill
Original Broadway cast recording. Jagged Little Pill is a rock musical with a book by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody, music by Alanis Morissette and Glen Ballard and lyrics by Morissette. The musical is inspired by Morissette’s 1995 album of the same name.



NRPS
Recorded Live to 2-Track at New York City’s Academy of Music. • Previously unissued performance featuring Buddy Cage on pedal steel guitar. • With guest guitarist David Rea (Gordon Lightfoot, Fariport Convention). • Taken directly off the master reels in the NRPS Archive and mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering. • Liner notes by NRPS Historian Rob Bleetstein with rare photos. The New Riders of The Purple Sage were regarded as America’s favorite psychedelic cowboy band in the early 1970s. What had started as a chance for the Grateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia to learn pedal steel guitar as he accompanied singer John “Marmaduke” Dawson and his unique songbook of classic Americana tunes, had become it’s own entity by 1972. With the addition of Buddy Cage on pedal steel to replace Garcia, 1972 saw two studio releases in the forms of Powerglide and Gypsy Cowboy. Emerging from the shadow of the Grateful Dead after opening countless shows for them, not only where the New Riders becoming a bona fide live act to contend with, but their performances were earning them a loyal and rabid following on the East Coast, especially in the New York Tri-State area. Captured at the late show from November 23, 1972, at the Academy of Music, Thanksgiving In New York City features the band in the midst of an energetic and highly regarded tour. Along with Dawson classics like “Henry, ” “Portland Woman, ” and “Last Lonely Eagle, ” lead guitarist David Nelson and bassist Dave Torbert also bring some Bluegrass (“She’s No Angel”) and R&B (“I Don’t Need No Doctor, ” “Willie And The Hand Jive”) to the mix. An evening with New Riders of the Purple Sage in downtown Manhattan offered music fans a musical panorama that continually upped the ante of the potential of country meets rock with a psychedelic twist. This concert from 1972 began what would be an annual engagement over the Thanksgiving holiday in New York City for the following three years. It was a family vibe of a whole other nature when the New Riders came to town. Crank it up and enjoy the musical feast that is Thanksgiving In New York City!



TOOL
Expanded Book Edition. Fear Inoculum is the long awaited 2019 album from Tool, and the band’s first new album in 13 years. The Expanded Book Edition includes five 3D lenticular cards featuring exclusive graphics, 56 page booklet with additional art and an access card to download the groundbreaking immersive visual experience, “Recusant Ad Infinitum.”



Harry Styles: Fine Line
the sophomore solo album from the British artist best known for his work with boyband One Direction. Includes the singles “Lights Up” and “Watermelon Sugar”.



Judy Collins !
What a voice: holiday release featuring folk legend Judy Collins joined by Norwegian singer-songwriter Jonas Fjeld and North Calina bluegrass revivalists Chatham County Line. Blending folk, bluegrass, country and traditional music, these three powerhouse musical figures have crafted an unconventional holiday release centering on wintry vignettes rather than carols and hymns yet it carries the spirit of the holidays throughout. Fjeld and CCL have toured together and recorded two albums together both of which went gold in Norway!



Blake Shelton: Fully Loaded !
collection from the country music vocalist. The album features four new songs – including Blake’s #1 hit, “God’s Country” – along with nine of his previous hits. Shelton has been the recipient of nine Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, one CMT Artist of the Year award, and seven CMT Music Awards. He has also received eight American Country Awards, three People’s Choice Awards, two American Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award, and one iHeartRadio Music Award, among others.



Flaming Lips: LIVE at Red Rocks
Live release. On May 26, 2016, The Flaming Lips performed their classic album The Soft Bulletin in it’s entirety with the Colorado Symphony at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado. The Flaming Lips (Wayne Coyne, Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins, Derek Brown, Jake Ingalls, Matt Kirksey and Nicholas Ley) were accompanied by a 69-piece orchestra and 56-strong Chorus. The performance was conducted by the internationally celebrated conductor Andre de Ridder. The Flaming Lips performed the 12-track album in it’s original sequence with new arrangements for each song that use the orchestra and chorus to great effect. This entire concert was produced by The Flaming Lips, Scott Booker and their long-time collaborator Dave Fridmann. This resulting live album is being released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of The Soft Bulletin, originally released in 1999. The album was the band’s breakthrough moment and featured the hit singles “Race For The Prize” and “Waitin’ for a Superman”.



Pink Floyd : The Later Years
Pink Floyd built their legend starting in the late ’60s and soared into the stratosphere in the ’70s, but their later period is no artistic or commercial slouch. The music created by David Gilmour, Richard Wright and Nick Mason from 1987 onwards has generated record sales of more than 40 million worldwide, and fully ensconced Pink Floyd in rock music’s pantheon. Now, the band’s 1987-2019 period is getting it’s first comprehensive retrospective-but let’s start small here, with the highlights edition of The Later Years. Feature 24-page booklets full of rare and unseen photos, to go with “Shine On You Crazy Diamond, Pts. 1-5,” “Comfortably Numb,” “Wish You Were Here” (last three are live at Knebworth 1990), “High Hopes” (early version), “Marooned Jam” (last two are Division Bell session), “One Slip,” “On the Turning Away,” “Sorrow,” “Us and Them,” “Run Like Hell,” “Learning to Fly” (last five are 2019 remixes, and the last three of those are the Delicate Sound of Thunder versions) and “Lost for Words” (Pulse tour rehearsal).

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