Friday, March 12, 2021

New music releases out today: Valerie June; Madness; Jackie DeShannon; Buck Owens, more

Click the links to order from Amazon.

The follow-up to Valerie June's widely adored The Order of Time-a 2017 effort that earned the admiration of Bob Dylan and landed on best-of-the-year lists from the likes of Rolling Stone and the New York Times- The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers is a potent catalyst for that kind of magic. With her spellbinding vocals & infectious sense of wonder, June gently eases the listener into a far more charmed state of mind, one that quickly restores a powerful feeling of joyful possibility.

Tone Poem is the third album by Charles Lloyd & The Marvels, the genre-straddling quintet that features the master saxophonist with Bill Frisell on guitar, Greg Leisz on pedal steel guitar, Reuben Rogers on bass, and Eric Harland on drums. Released as part of Blue Note's acclaimed Tone Poet Vinyl Series, the nine dynamic tracks here include new Lloyd originals along with pieces by Ornette Coleman, Thelonious Monk, Leonard Cohen, Gabor Szabo, and Bola de Nieve.

MADNESS were one of the leading bands of the UK ska revival of the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. As their career progressed, Madness branched away from their trademark “nutty sound” and incorporated large elements of Motown, soul, and British pop; their songwriting becoming ever-more nuanced and sophisticated. Although the band enjoyed one crossover American hit with 'Our House' in 1983, they remained a British phenomenon, but their influence on several successive generations of international musicians looms large. Madness remain one of the UK's most beloved groups; a national treasure with a plethora of smash hit singles under their belt. This album brings you twelve of their very best songs including 'Night Boat To Cairo', 'Our House' and 'It Must Be Love', plus their most recent single, 'Bullingdon Boys'.

A tribute to James Byron Dean, who would have turned 90 on February 8, 2021! -A musical journey back in time to Hollywood in the 1950s, when James Dean became a star and rebel with a cause, with only three films. -In addition to selected tunes from the movie soundtracks of the three James Dean films, as well as soundtrack excerpts from 'The James Dean Story' by beatnik jazz icon and Jimmy's friend, Chet Baker with Bob Shank, Dean himself also has his say! -Rare James Dean interviews are heard here as well as the rare private recordings that were released posthumously on single at the time. -A number of contemporary artists pay tribute to James Dean, including rarities by Bobby Poe, German singer Walter Peter, and Dean's longtime girlfriend, Italian Pier Angeli, can also be heard! -That James Dean has become a cult figure beyond his death to this day is evidenced by two tracks from the late 1970s and 90s, respectively, by Bonnie Tyler and the British rockabilly trio The Jets. -Many of the songs are on CD for the first time! The accompanying text in the full-color 36-page booklet is by renowned Chicago music journalist Bill Dahl! 'Rebel Without A Cause' was the just too grown up sounding title of the second James Dean movie. Of course they knew what they were doing, they were doing it on purpose. And so was James Dean, not only in his movie roles, but in his life. He was a 'Rebel With A Cause'. Now, on the occasion of his 90th birthday, this unique compilation is released within Bear Family's new Memorial Series, designed not only to pay tribute to contemporary icons and events, but to propagate their unforgettable nature. This CD compilation tells the story and progression from a 'Jimmy Unknown', as sung by Lita Roza, to a Giant, title of James Dean's third picture, who became a cult icon with only three movies to his credit.

Two CDs containing four albums dating from 1969, 1970 and 1971. The first three were originally on the Imperial record label and Songs was originally on Capitol. 'Put A Little Love In Your Heart' was Jackie's biggest ever single, reaching #4 in the US charts, with the album making the Billboard Top 100. A member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame, DeShannon is best known for other artists' interpretations of her songs, such as The Searchers' 'When You Walk In The Room', Marianne Faithfull's 'Come And Stay With Me' and Kim Carnes' 'Bette Davis Eyes'. Digitally remastered, slipcased and with extensive new notes.

For the first time, Omnivore Recordings, in conjunction with the Buck Owens Estate, is proud to present Buck Owens and The Buckaroos’ The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957–1976—all three of the acclaimed 2-CD collections: The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957–1966, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967–1970, and The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971–1975, gathered together in a slipcase, and at available at a new low price.
    Taken from the original mono master tapes, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1957–1966 collects all 28 singles from that period, including 13 #1’s, in their original, chronological form, including Buck’s duets with Rose Maddox. Packaging features liner notes from Buck’s autobiography (written with Randy Poe), plus an introduction by Dwight Yoakam.
    The Complete Capitol Singles: 1967–1970 collects the A- and B-sides from the original mono and stereo masters to all 18 singles from that period, including 14 Top Ten hits, and duets with Buddy Alan and Susan Raye.
    The third and final volume in the series, The Complete Capitol Singles: 1971–1975 collects the A- and B-sides to all 21 singles from that period, including 9 Top Ten hits, and 4 duets with Rose Maddox. Packaging features liner notes from Scott B. Bomar.

No comments:

Post a Comment