Lligator Records 45th

Various Artists - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 127/28}

Various Artists - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016) {2CD Alligator Records ALCD 127/28}
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© 2016 Alligator Records | ALCD 127/28
Blues

It’s been 45 years since Hound Dog Taylor & The Houserockers entered a Chicago recording studio to cut the album that would change the face of American music forever. That self-titled release came out in August 1971 and launched an American institution, Alligator Records. Label boss Bruce Iglauer ran the operation from an efficiency apartment in the Windy City. In the subsequent decades, his imprint would issue roughly 300 titles, including releases from Koko Taylor, Albert Collins, Luther Allison, and Lil’ Ed and The Blues Imperials, among many, many others. When quality blues records were hard to come by and majors turned their attention to the latest fashions, Iglauer stuck it out, giving a loyal fan base music they didn’t know they were missing. To see the Alligator logo on an album’s spine meant you were getting something handpicked from a friend who loved that music as much as you did. Maybe even more.

VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at June 9, 2016
VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)

VA - Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection (2016)
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Genre: Blues, Rock, Pop / Label: Alligator Records

Disc set celebrating the 45th anniversary of the world’s premier blues label. Thirty-seven songs and a six-panel digipak with 24-page booklet. The Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection clearly lays out Alligator’s wide-ranging, forward-looking vision with tracks from newer voices—Selwyn Birchwood, Toronzo Cannon, Shemekia Copeland, Moreland & Arbuckle and Jarekus Singleton—seamlessly programmed next to legendary artists like Curtis Salgado, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Joe Louis Walker, Delbert McClinton, Anders Osborne, The Holmes Brothers, Guitar Shorty, JJ Grey & Mofro, Ann Rabson and Roomful Of Blues. Together, the Alligator Records 45th Anniversary Collection presents a comprehensive portrait of this singular, rooted, soul-stirring American music. No repeat tracks from our five previous anniversary samplers.
Blossom Dearie - Blossom Dearie Sings 1973 (45th Anniversary Edition 2017)

Blossom Dearie - Blossom Dearie Sings 1973 (45th Anniversary Edition 2017)
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Vocal Jazz, Pop | Label: Daffodil Records

Blossom Dearie wrote her first song, "Blossom's Blues," in late 1956, a coy response to similar songs from female singers of the era. The first and last lyrics she would ever write would be, "If you don't like my peaches baby, why do you shake my tree?" In London, in the mid-60's, Blossom was visiting a friend when Brit-rocker Georgie Fame came on the radio. Her friend's children went wild and began to dance around the living room. Blossom was so taken that she sat down at the piano and began a melody, her friend, Sandra Harris, wrote the words, and Sweet Georgie Fame along with Blossom's earliest demo recordings of her own songs were born. From then on Blossom stayed on the music side and let talented friends supply the lyrics. Sweet Georgie Fame, and the real Georgie Fame stayed in England, but ten tracks, all written by Blossom Dearie, were about to make their way back home to New York.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Carnegie Hall 1971 (2011) {4CD Box Set Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention - Carnegie Hall 1971 (2011) {4CD Box Set Vaulternative Records VR 2011-1}
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© 1971, 2011 Vaulternative Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Zappanese | VR 2011-1
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #91. In October 1971, Frank Zappa & The Mothers of Invention played two shows in one night at New York City’s Carnegie Hall. The album, Carnegie Hall, celebrates that night's marathon – two shows (7:30 and 11:30 p.m.) with ticket prices ranging from $3.50 to $6 – featuring Zappa (lead guitar, vocals) with Mark Volman (vocals, percussion), Howard Kaylan (vocals), Ian Underwood (keyboards, alto sax), Don Preston (keyboards, gong), Jim Pons (bass, vocals) and Aynsley Dunbar (drums).
Gregg Allman - Southern Blood (2017) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Rounder Records Deluxe Edition 0888072033689}

Gregg Allman - Southern Blood (2017) {CD+DVD5 NTSC Rounder Records Deluxe Edition 0888072033689}
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© 2017 Rounder Records / Universal | 0888072033689
Rock / Southern Rock / Blues Rock

SOUTHERN BLOOD serves as a remarkable final testament from an artist whose contributions have truly shaped rock & roll throughout the past four decades. This is Allman's first all-new recording since 2011's GRAMMY® Award-nominated solo landmark, LOW COUNTRY BLUES. Produced by Don Was and recorded in Muscle Shoals where Duane Allman and the earliest seeds of the Allman Brothers Band were sown, Southern Blood is among the most uniquely personal of the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's career. This emotionally expansive collection of songs written by friends and favorite artists including Jackson Browne, Willie Dixon, Jerry Garcia & Robert Hunter, Lowell George and Spooner Oldham & Dan Penn serves as a salutary farewell to his legion of devoted fans and admirers. Deluxe package comes with two live bonus tracks, as well as Back to the Swamp: The Making of Southern Blood DVD.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy By Proxy (2014) {Zappa Records ZR 20017 rec 1973}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Roxy By Proxy (2014) {Zappa Records ZR 20017 rec 1973}
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© 1973, 2014 Zappa Records / ZFT | ZR 20017
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #99. After numerous delays those who pre-ordered Frank Zappa’s Roxy By Proxy have finally received their CDs. The 13-track release was recorded at The Roxy in Los Angeles on December 9 and 10, 1973. Frank is listed as the producer of the project, which was mixed in 1987, though Gail Zappa and Joe Travers are listed as producers for the CD and compilation. John Polito mastered the CD in 2011 and it includes liner notes from band member Ruth Underwood.

Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2017
Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}

Leo Kottke - Mudlark (1971) {One Way Records S21-18460 rel 1995}
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© 1971, 1995 Capitol Records / One Way Records / GEMA SP | S21-18460
Contemporary Folk / Finger-Picked Guitar / Progressive Folk / Jazz Blues / New Acoustic

Mudlark rates highly on many a Kottke fan's favorite list. This was Kottke's Capitol Records debut, and his solo instrumental sound is augmented with the addition of studio sidemen (bass, drums, piano). His playing is superb (no surprise there) and full of youthful vigor – a fusion of high-speed picking, brash slide work, funky folk, acoustic rock, and melodicism. Most importantly, Mudlark marked the debut of Kottke as a singer, an indication that Capitol was trying to shoehorn him into the singer/songwriter genre. Kottke himself has made disparaging remarks about his own vocals, but they add personality to his virtuosic guitar chops.
Howard McGhee - West Coast 1945-1947 (2013) {Uptown Records UPCD27.74}

Howard McGhee - West Coast 1945-1947 (2013) {Uptown Records UPCD27.74}
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© 1945-47, 2013 Uptown Records | UPCD27.74
Jazz / Bop / Trumpet

The superb compilation West Coast 1945-1947 brings together various studio and live radio broadcasts from bop jazz trumpeter Howard McGhee. Born in Tulsa and raised in Detroit, McGhee was a powerhouse bop trumpeter in the vein of Fats Navarro and Dizzy Gillespie. He was also a melodicist, which meant that he was capable of soloing with both dazzling technical proficiency and gorgeous romantic lyricism. One of the few bop musicians to relocate to California during the '40s, McGhee even backed Charlie Parker on some Dial sessions during the saxophonist's West Coast tour at about the same time he made the recordings featured here.

Phronesis - Parallax (2016) {Edition Records EDN1070}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Nov. 30, 2017
Phronesis - Parallax (2016) {Edition Records EDN1070}

Phronesis - Parallax (2016) {Edition Records EDN1070}
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© 2016 Edition Records | EDN1070
Jazz / Modern Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Trio

A decade of performing, touring and recording has given the three players in Phronesis a matchless rapport. That inspires an ever-flowing fountain of new music, captured to perfection on this, the Anglo-Scandinavian trio’s sixth CD and their fourth for Edition Records. The chemistry joining pianist Ivo Neame – with his Django Batesian rhythm-swaps hitched to classic jazz roots in Bill Evans and Chick Corea – to Jasper Hoiby’s double-bass muscle and the maniacally personal sound of drummer Anton Eger make Phronesis a wonderful live band. But though live recordings have represented them best, this single-day Abbey Road session gets very close.
Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}

Frank Zappa - Chicago '78 (2016) {2CD Set Zappa Records ZR 20025}
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© 1978, 2016 Zappa Records / Vaulternative Records / ZFT / Universal | ZR 20025
Rock / Experimental Rock / Avant-Garde / Art Rock / Jazz Rock

Official Release #108. Original recordings produced by Frank Zappa. In September of 1978, Frank Zappa took the stage with his rockin' teenage combo (Ike Willis, Denny Walley, Tommy Mars, Peter Wolf, Arthur Barrow, Ed Mann, and the great Vinnie Colaiuta) at the Uptown Theater in Chicago. This album is the entire show and fans are going to love it. The leadoff track is a cool unheard guitar instrumental called "Twenty-One." Played in a 21-beat rhythm, it seems related to "Thirteen" from around the same time period (on YCDTOA, Vol. 6). "Easy Meat" features an earlier arrangement and a nasty guitar solo, while "Village of the Sun" adds a weird interlude with some additional lyrics that sets up the vamp for another fantastic guitar solo.