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2017’s Standout CDs

By Richard Antone As a tumultuous year for our planet comes to a close and we plan ahead, let ‘s take a look at some of the best CDs and boxed sets of 2017. The Singles The Doors (Elektra /Rhino) Perhaps you first heard T...
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In the Red [and White]

Noteworthy 2012 releases from the L.A.-based Indie label By Lance Barresi o Ho Ho! Happy Holidaze! As I began compiling my Best of 2012 list this year, I found myself typing three short words in parentheses after album titles ...
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The Rising Cost of New Vinyl

Or, Shove Your $30 Smiths Reissues Up Your Collective Asses By Colin Tappe came to the conclusion recently that my job as a record store owner is, first and foremost, to make record buying fun. Sure, keeping things organized, h...
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The Vinyl and the Damage Done

Turntable tips for the vinyl afflicted By David Lancon (The following is a Public Service Announcement for those new to vinyl and for those long accustomed to vinyl culture) You say you just blew the mortgage on that rarest of ...
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Both Sides of the Sky , a new album from the Jimi Hendrix vaults

Many of these surviving studio recordings find Hendrix working with varying lineups of musicians — including surprises like Stephen Stills and Joni Mitchell By Richie Unterberger For a guy who only put out three true, studio ...
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Holdsworth’s Eidolon

Allan Holdsworth the British guitarist and composer “that even guitar heroes look up to,” has released two best-of CDs by David C. Kephart Allan Holdsworth has been correctly referred to as “a guitarist that e...
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Wayne Shorter Returns to Blue Note

Time And Age Can’t Diminish Wayne Shorter By Armand Lewis ayne Shorter is one of the few chameleons in jazz. Adaptable to any musical setting he finds himself in, the saxophonist’s career spans everything from the hard ...
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Francis Albert Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

CD & Digital Commemorative Edition Adds Two Bonus Tracks; Remastered Album Also Available on 180-gram Vinyl LP & Exclusive, Limited Edition Blue Vinyl LP By Harvey Kubernik Frank Sinatra’s acclaimed 1967 album with Br...
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Various ages of angst and a RCN challenge

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 2012 was full of great musical discoveries and 2013 is getting off to a good start. I got hipped to the label Omnivore Recordings. They have a pretty diverse catalog that includes Ernie Kovaks, Jelly Fi...
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