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NEW Releases November 13, 2015:

Neil Young and Bluenotes They played the Cotati Cabaret!

Neil Young and Bluenotes
They played the Cotati Cabaret!

Two CD live archive release from the rock legend. Recorded at various shows during Neil Young and Bluenote Café’s 1988 This Notes For You tour, this superb live set documents one of Neil’s most funky and heartfelt periods, featuring seven unreleased songs – “Soul of a Woman,” “Bad News Comes to Town,” Ain’t it the Truth,” “I’m Goin’,” “Crime of the Heart,” “Doghouse,” “Fool for Your Love,” – and a searing 19+ minute version of the immortal “Tonight’s the Night” at The Pier in New York City. Young’s band featured on the release includes a full horn section as well as bassists Rick Rosas and Billy Talbot, keyboardist Frank Sampedro and drummers Chad Cromwell and Ralph Molina.


Jeff Lynne's ELO: Alone in the Universe

Jeff Lynne’s ELO:
Alone in the Universe

Known as one of the most iconic forces in music history, Jeff Lynne’s ELO is set to deliver their 2015 album which features the first new ELO music in 15 years. Lynne was the creative genius behind ELO which sold more than 50 million albums worldwide, had more than 20 Top 40 Hits across the U.S. and the U.K. and received countless awards and accolades. At the time of ELO’s formation, Lynne had said the goal was to create modern rock and pop songs. A goal that remains true some 30 years later with the creation of new material. Lynne is among the most storied names in music history having created the hit group ELO, and serving as a founding member of the Grammy Award winning super group The Traveling Wilburys. He has produced and collaborated with The Beatles, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Tom Petty and Joe Walsh. In 2015, he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is an active philanthropist for organizations such as St. Jude Research Hospital, MUSICARES and H.E.A.R.T. (Helping Ease Abuse Related Trauma).


Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

This audio companion to the acclaimed film showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs. The soundtrack is comprised from various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, the soundtrack allows a rare, unfiltered glimpse into Cobain’s creative progression from early song snippets and short demos to musical experiments and ultimately, pieces of songs or lyrics that eventually appeared on later Nirvana albums. Hailed as one of the most innovative and intimate documentaries of all time, experience Kurt Cobain like never before in the only fully authorized portrait of the famed music icon in Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck. Acclaimed filmmaker Brett Morgen expertly blends Cobain’s personal archive of art, music, never-before-seen movies, animation and revelatory interviews from his family and closest friends. Wildly creative and highly praised, the documentary follows Kurt from his earliest years in this visceral and detailed cinematic insight of an artist struggling to come to terms and make sense of his place in the world.


Chris Isaak: First Comes The Night

Chris Isaak: First Comes The Night

New album from the acclaimed veteran singer/songwriter. First Comes The Night was produced by Paul Worley (Dixie Chicks, Lady Antebellum), Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell) and longtime Isaak collaborator Mark Needham. Recorded primarily in Nashville and Los Angeles, First Comes The Night is Isaak’s 13th studio album and first recording of all original songs in over six years. It has been three decades since Isaak released his debut album and although he has not been prolific over the years, each one of his albums is a cause for celebration no matter how many aching or broken hearts litter his lyrics. Isaak is an artist to the core and never fails to please and surprise his legions of fans and critics.


Eric Clapton: I'm Old

Eric Clapton: I’m Old

1DVD/2CD. “Slowhand At 70 – Live At The Royal Albert Hall” Eagle Rock Entertainment DVD+2CD set. This landmark release captures a very special Eric Clapton performance celebrating his 70th birthday at his favourite venue and includes career defining tracks like ‘Cocaine’, ‘I Shot The Sheriff’, ‘Layla’, ‘Wonderful Tonight’, ‘Crossroads’, ‘Tears In Heaven’, ‘Hoochie Coochie Man’ and more! The DVD and 2CDs of the 2015 show of Eric Clapton performances at the Royal Albert Hall across the years including the Cream Farewell Tour from 1968, the Journeyman tour from 1990, a UN Benefit Concert performance with Zucchero from 2004, the Cream Reunion shows from 2005 and a Prince’s Trust Benefit performance from 2010 all packaged in a 12”x12” 60 page hardback photo book. 2015 was a year of landmark events for Eric Clapton. He turned 70 in March and then in May he performed his 200th concert at London’s famous Royal Albert Hall fifty years after his first performance there with The Yardbirds. Clapton’s 7 night run at the venue was acclaimed by the critics and adored by the fans. The set list blended vintage blues tracks and Eric Clapton classics from across his astonishing career. TRACK LISTING: 1.Somebody’s Knockin’ on My Door 2.Key to the Highway 3.Tell the Truth 4.Pretending 5.Hoochie Coochie Man 6.You Are So Beautiful 7.Can’t Find My Way Home 8.I Shot the Sheriff 9.Driftin’ Blues 10.Nobody Knows You When You’re Down and Out 11.Tears in Heaven 12.Layla 13.Let It Rain 14.Wonderful Tonight 15.Crossroads 16.Cocaine 17.High Time We Went


Squeeze: Cradle to the Grave

Squeeze: Cradle to the Grave

Squeeze, South London’s enduring purveyors of pure pop magic, will release their first album of new material in seventeen years on October 2nd. Songs from the album will feature in Danny Baker’s forthcoming sitcom ‘Cradle To Grave’ starring Peter Kay to be shown on national TV this Autumn. The album comes as a CD in a MintPack with a 12 page booklet. Squeeze’s new album ‘Cradle To The Grave’ is the band’s 14th studio album and features the first collection of new songs from founding members, Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook, since 1998. It was produced by Tilbrook and Laurie Latham and recorded at 45 RPM Studios in Charlton.


Are Justin Bieber’s 15 minutes of fame taking longer because he’s Canadian?
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This guy overstayed his welcome too:
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Oh Canada. You’re adorable.


NEW Releases November 6, 2015:

Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Vol. 12

Bob Dylan Bootleg Series Vol. 12

2015 archive release featuring the best of Bob Dylan’s unreleased studio recordings from 1965 and 1966, Includes alternate versions of songs such as ‘Like A Rolling Stone’, ‘Desolation Row’, ‘Visions Of Johanna’ and ‘Highway 61 Revisited’. Packaged with a 60-page booklet with exclusive photography and liner notes. Between 1965 and 1966 Bob Dylan recorded three albums that many believe changed the course of modern music: Bringing It All back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 takes you inside the studio during the recording of those three albums. With a staggering wealth of unreleased songs, outtakes, rehearsals and alternate versions – The Cutting Edge provides a unique insight into a legendary icon’s creative process. Comes in a 2 CD set, a 6 CD box and on vinyl.


Sara Bareilles:  What's Inside: Songs From Waitress

Sara Bareilles:
What’s Inside: Songs From Waitress

the fifth album from the singer, songwriter and best-selling author. The follow-up to 2013’s The Blessed Unrest includes songs from Waitress, the new musical for which Bareilles wrote music and lyrics. “I fell more deeply in love with the writing of the musical Waitress than I had ever imagined,” says Bareilles. “It proved impossible for me to imagine handing over the songs to the show before selfishly finding a way to sing them myself. This is a deliciously self-indulgent project and I’m sorry, I’m not sorry.” Includes the first single ‘She Used to Be Mine.’


Seal: 7

Seal: 7

New release from the British rock/soul singer/songwriter. On 7, Seal explores love and all of it’s implications, idiosyncrasies, and intricacies -subject matter he began to delicately approach as early as 2013, knowing exactly where he wanted to go. “The album concerns the most sung about, most talked about, and most documented emotion-love,” Seal says. “I tried to capture all of the wonderfully different dynamics of love, whether it’s the anger, the acceptance, the bliss, the sadness, the elation, or the recklessness. It’s this emotion and the ways it makes us feel. It’s about the extreme joy and the extreme regret as well as all of the crazy things love makes us do.”


Ellie Goulding: Delirium

Ellie Goulding: Delirium

New release from the British singer/songwriter. Ellie Goulding is catching up with herself. No longer running to stand still (well, not all the time, away), she has arrived at a point in her career, in her life, where the songs she is writing bear witness to the place she is in now, after five tumultuous years of professional and personal transformation. Ellie’s bold and brilliant album, Delirium, represents an almighty step change, shaping a new narrative for the next stage in this remarkable singer’s journey. Working with writers and producers such as Max Martin, Greg Kurstin, Ryan Tedder, and Disclosure’s Guy Lawrence, Ellie made a conscious decision with this album: that she wanted it to be on another level.


Natalie Merchant:  Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings

Natalie Merchant:
Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings

New release from the singer/songwriter. Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings revisits Merchant’s multi-platinum solo debut, Tigerlily, originally released in 1995 following her departure from 10,000 Maniacs. Paradise Is There presents the songs as they have evolved over the past two decades of live performance. Joining Merchant on the album, which she produced herself, are her long-time band members Gabriel Gordon (guitar), Jesse Murphy (bass), Uri Sharlin (piano and accordion), and Allison Miller (drums), as well as a string quartet-Scot Moore (violin), Shawn Moore (violin), Marandi Hostetter (viola), and Stanley Moore (cello)-plus Sharel Cassity (saxophone) and guest vocals by Simi Stone, Gail Ann Dorsey, and Elizabeth Mitchell.


The Beatles: 1+

The Beatles: 1+

Digitally remastered and remixed collection by the legendary rock quartet. The Beatles’ 1 has sold 32 million copies worldwide. Fifteen years after its initial release, the videos for all 27 songs have been collected together for the first time ever. They are joined by a further 23 videos of additional tracks, rare or alternate versions of the original 27. All 50 videos have been meticulously restored. Audio has been remixed for all 50 tracks from the analogue masters and boast new 5.1 surround sound and a new 2.0 stereo mix. Available on CD, DVD, DVD + CD, and vinyl. Phew!


Billy Gibbons and the BFG's: Perfectamundo

Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s: Perfectamundo

the debut solo album from Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist/vocalist and Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee. Perfectamundo is a blend of blues, jazz, Latin and rock, as Gibbons explores songs with a new backing band, The BFG’s, who are a handpicked group of musicians selected for this unique outing. The album itself was inspired by Billy’s early influence of Cuban jazz and studying Latin percussion with Tito Puente at an early age, along with being invited to the Havana Jazz Festival.


Jimi Hendrix Experience: Electric Church

Jimi Hendrix Experience:
Electric Church

Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church presents the legendary guitarist in full flight at the 1970 Atlanta Pop Festival before the largest US audience of his career. This critically acclaimed film combines color, 16mm multi-camera footage of Hendrix’s unforgettable July 4, 1970 concert in it’s original performance sequence together with a new documentary that traces his journey to the festival amidst the dark shadow of civil rights unrest, the unrelenting toll of the Vietnam War and a burgeoning festival culture that drew together young people across the country who were inspired by the Woodstock festival. The film details Hendrix’s integral role in drawing nearly 500, 000 people to his Electric Church- a dusty, scorching hot pecan orchard in Byron, Georgia some 100 miles south of Atlanta. Together with Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell and bassist Billy Cox, Jimi skillfully blended favorites such as “Purple Haze, ” “All Along The Watchtower, ” and “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” with confident renditions of new songs such as “Freedom” and “Straight Ahead” that had not yet been released on album. As a colorful fireworks display stretched overhead across the night sky, Jimi performed the “Star Spangled Banner” to the wild delight of the massive audience. The performance footage of the Experience has been carefully restored from the original negative in high definition. The audio soundtrack includes stereo and 5.1 surround sound mixes by Eddie Kramer directly from the original master tapes. This expanded DVD features three songs not seen in the television broadcast. This includes, “Red House, ” “Freedom” and a special presentation of “Room Full Of Mirrors” that features all of the existing performance footage combined with never before seen photographs of the Atlanta performance. Track Listing: 1)Fire 2)Spanish Castle Magic 3)Red House 4)Room Full of Mirrors 5)All Along the Watchtower 6)Freedom 7)Foxey Lady 8)Purple Haze 9)Hey Joe 10)Voodoo Child (Slight Return) 11)Stone Free 12)Star Spangled Banner 13)Straight Ahead


NEW Releases October 30, 2015:

Ryan Adams: 1989

Ryan Adams: 1989

2015 release from the acclaimed singer/songwriter. Produced by Adams, the first news of this reinterpretation of 1989 was revealed on the Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter’s Instagram (misterryanadams) with the post ‘Taylor Swift 1989 full album cover night 1. As played by the Smiths.’ Several subsequent posts of song snippets revealed much more range than that including a take on ‘Bad Blood’ that Vanity Fair called ‘a lovely Heartbreaker-era style version’ referencing Adams’ classic debut, a string quartet-enhanced version of ‘Blank Space,’ what Adams promised to be the ‘guaranteed saddest version of ‘Welcome to New York’ ever – or your tears back,’ and more.


Steve & Edie: So Familiar

Steve & Edie: So Familiar

Comedian, actor, author, playwright, and musician Steve Martin joins up with his fellow Texas native Edie Brickell (singer-songwriter who initially burst onto the national scene as New Bohemians front-woman) on this, their second studio album collaboration, entitled So Familiar. The Grammy-winning duo showcase an organic, evolving relationship that continues to bring out new creative strengths. This collection’s stirring, sublime set of jointly written compositions match Martin’s inventive, expressive five-string banjo work with Brickell’s distinctive vocals and detail-rich lyrics. The songs also benefit from multi award-winning artist and producer Peter Asher, who contributes expansive arrangements, making imaginative use of a wide array of acoustic and orchestral instrumentation, lending a cinematic quality to the songs’ intimate character studies. So Familiar also features a variety of prominent players from the worlds of bluegrass, folk, pop and rock, including seminal banjo ace Béla Fleck along with session bass legend Leland Sklar, Cobra Starship’s Victoria Asher, Mike Einziger of Incubus, Emmy-award winning composer/arranger Geoff Zanelli, and Martin’s much-acclaimed longtime bluegrass cohorts the Steep Canyon Rangers.


Drive-By Truckers: It's Great To Be Alive!

Drive-By Truckers: It’s Great To Be Alive!

three CD live release from the alt-country/Americana band. Epic, career-spanning live set from the Drive-By Truckers recorded in San Francisco last fall. Patterson Hood says: “We sequenced it to be like kind of an ultimate DBT set list. We never use a set list from night to night so the show is ever-evolving, but for this it was like, what would be the ultimate three hour show we could play right now?” The Drive-By Truckers are based in Athens, Georgia, though two out of five current members (Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley) are originally from The Shoals region of Northern Alabama, and the band strongly identifies with Alabama. The band’s live performances are the stuff of legend.


G. Love and Special Sauce:  Saves the Day

G. Love and Special Sauce:
Saves the Day

For his 10th studio album, Garrett Dutton – AKA G. Love – invited friends to help him create Love Saves The Day. The album features guest artists Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, David Hildago of Los Lobos, Ozomatli, DJ Logic, Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol. Producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys) recorded the group live to capture the raw electricity of the tracks. G. Love & Special Sauce is an alternative hip hop band from Philadelphia. They are known for their unique, “sloppy”, and “laid back” blues sound that encompasses classic R&B.

Trey Anastasio: Blah!

Trey Anastasio: Blah!

Phish leader. Produced by Anastasio and longtime collaborator Bryce Goggin, Paper Wheels was recorded last year at The Barn, the Phish founding guitarist’s famed Jeffersonville, VT farmhouse-turned-rehearsal space/recording studio. The Barn was reconstructed between 1996 and 1998 from an existing structure, the Alan Irish Barn. The Barn has been used by Phish and most of Anastasio’s projects since 1999. Trey is noted for his work with the rock band Phish, and his solo career, including the Trey Anastasio Band and the orchestral “Evenings with Trey Anastasio” performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony, the Pittsburgh Symphony, and the Colorado Symphony.

New Release Hour with Brian & Doug

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

Doug Jayne and Brian Griffith

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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Daedalus Howell in conversation with Doug Jayne, radio host and the co-owner of The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa, CA.


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 Tune in!

Rest in Peace, Allen Toussaint
January 14, 1938 – November 10, 2015
an extremely gifted American musical treasure
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The worst person I know, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
She worries me so, mother-in-law,mother-in-law
If she leaves us alone, we would have a happy home
Sent down from below
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law

Sin should be her name, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
To me, they’re about the same, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
Every time I open my mouth, she steps in, tries to put me out
How could she stoop so low?
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law

I come home with my pay, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
She asks me what I make, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
She thinks her advice is a contribution
But if she will leave that will be a solution
And don’t come back no more
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law

Sin should be her name, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
To me, they’re about the same, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
Every time I open my mouth, she steps in, tries to put me out
How could she stoop so low?
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law, mother-in-law
~Allen Toussaint

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