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Alex Chilton – Like Flies On Sherbert
Like Flies on Sherbert is the first solo album to be released by the American pop-rock musician Alex Chilton. He had previously recorded a collection of songs in 1969 and 1970, ultimately titled 1970, but this was not released until 1996. As the AMG review states - it's nothing like Big Star instead reflecting Alex's newfound interest in Rockabilly, Country and R&B. Possibly a hangover from him playing as a member of the Panther Burns. This one and Live in London are essential stopping points for anyone interested in seeing where Alex went next after the breakup of Big Star. There is genius in the grooves. No other album by a major artist sounded like this - then or now.
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Alice in Chains – MTV Unplugged
The band perform songs from both Facelift and Dirt albums as well as their critically acclaimed E.P. Jar Of Flies, creating new and exciting arrangements for their heavier songs while reinventing others. The tension and excitement in the audience is palpable throughout the entire show, and it makes this a fantastic record of the greatness of Alice In Chains.
Alison Krauss & Union Station – So Long So Wrong
As usual, it is Alison’s beautiful vocals that give it that "high, lonesome sound." There are 13 vocal songs and one instrumental on this two-record set. Krauss is the lead vocalist on eight of the songs and Union Station members share the other lead vocals. The virtuoso musicians comprising the group are Barry Bales (acoustic bass), Ron Block (banjo, guitar), Adam Steffey (mandolin), and Dan Tyminski (guitar). Of course Krauss started her career as a violinist (fiddler to the bluegrass world) and she doesn’t leave that instrument out either.
Ann Peebles : Straight From The Heart
Ann Peebles’ climb up the career ladder was rather more conventional than spectacular in the tough, rough days of rhythm and blues. She was first discovered when she appeared in Memphis nightclubs, was given a break by the big-band leader Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller, and landed her first top hit with the celebrated song "I Can’t Stand The Rain". Towards the end of the Seventies she made a well-timed retreat just before the outbreak of the highly commercialised disco wave, only to return many years later with a revival of her old songs.
Anne Arbor Blues & Jazz Festival 1972 45rpm Box Set
Hands down one of the greatest festival recordings ever! Out of circulation for nearly twenty years, this great two-record set from 1973 was made available once again by Classic Records. It’s a document of an incredible three days (Sept. 8-10, 1972) of powerful music, attended by more than 15,000 fans at Otis Spann Memorial Field in Ann Arbor Michigan. Hopefully, future re-examination of the Ann Arbor Festival 1972 will yield full sets by each of the participants, including those not represented on this LP, such as Miles Davis, Pharaoh Sanders, and Lightin’ Slim! Classic Records approached this obscure and rare release with the idea that it deserved the best sonic treatment ever. As such, the decision was made by Michael Hobson, founder of Classic Records, to cut the original two record set at 45 rpm** and issue it as 8 single sided 180g LP's.
Annie Ross Sings A Song With Mulligan!
Annie has been singing wondrously well, with strong swing, peppery bite, archness and potent feeling since 1950 when first I heard her in Paris. But, until Richard Bock made the dead right decision to record la Ross with Gerry Mulligan, Annie's perambulating orchard has been almost shut except to those peripatetic addicts who got hooked on Ross in the jazz backyards of Paris, London and New York.
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Antill – Corroboree / Ginastera – Panambi
In 1947, Sir Eugene Goossens gave the first performance of this composition that documents the Australian Aboriginal dance known as a "Corroboree". This longplay record was cut directly from the original 35mm magnetic film using an "all tube" cutting system for maximum fidelity.
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Antonio Carlos Jobim – Wave
For this recording only the best of the best was good enough, as can be seen from the names of participating soloists on the sidelines such as Jimmy Cleveland and Urbie Green (trombone), and Ron Carter (bass) who created a sensation together with Miles Davis in the early 60s. Once again – as so often during that era – the excellent sound is all thanks to the recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder.
Antonio Vivaldi : Concertos
Another new LP from TACET! Antonio Vivaldi furnishes us with some highly enjoyable material with four solo concertos in various combinations, each one enabling different orchestra members to present themselves as soloists. From 4 violins to 2 cellos, almost everybody gets a chance to shine, and everyone brings their own range of colours. With such a colourful kaleidoscope of personalities, listening to music is even more fun! Guest leader is Ariadne Daskalakis.
Apres Un Reve : Gary Karr and Harmon Lewis
Gary Karr, acclaimed as »the world's leading solo bassist« (Time magazine), is, in fact, the first solo doublebassist in history to make that pursuit a full-time career. It is a career that adds new lustre to his already lustrous 1611 Amati doublebass which was given to him by the widow of Serge Koussevitzky.