Monday, July 16, 2007

Manic Monday


Take your pick tomorrow!

Blues:
Popa Chubby - Electric Ladyland (volumes 1 & 2)
John Lee Hooker - Don't Look Back; Jealous - rereleases with bonus tracks
Susan Tedeschi - Best Of Susan Tedeschi: Episode Two - If you haven't heard her yet, check this one out. She cranks out rockin' blues slide-guitar like a man, and has that sexy rasp when she sings (like Janis, but much easier on the ears.) Her hubby, Derek Trucks, makes an appearance here and there, too, which doesn't hurt.
Susan Tedeschi - Cant Leave You Alone
Country:
Raul Malo - After Hours - Included because I love this guy's voice and adore The Mavericks, even though it's contemporary country music.
David Allen Coe - Live At Billy Bob's Texas - with bonus tracks. This guy kicks country ass.

Folk:
Eliza Gilkyson - Your Town Tonight
Judy Collins - Judy Collins Sings Lennon And McCartney - zzzZZZzzzZZZ - *When you need to include your own name in the album title and it's not a "greatest hits," that screams "DIVA!" I guess she's earned it, but still. Nothankyou. I think this is the one for Judy completists only.
Arlo Guthrie - Best Of Arlo Guthrie - See, for this release the name in title is fine. But do I need to hear Alice's Restaurant and The Motorcycle Song again and again?

Jazz: lots of cool stuff coming out, but it's a really long list. Many reissues by Donald Byrd, Thelonious Monk, and Bob Mintzer, plus quite a few "Best Of" cds from various people. Check it out here.

Reggae: The big news here is that for the first time in many months, there is no release by a member of the Marley family, nor any reissues/compilations of Bob's work. WTF?

Rock:
Laurie Anderson - Science (25th anniversary edition) - WHAT? 25 years? SHEESH.
The Beau Brummels - Beau Brummels and Beau Brummels 66 - reissues - You could really be a Beau Brummel, baby, if you'd just give it half a chance!
Big Brother & The Holding Company - Hold Me - Some recent live thing with a vocalist named Sophia Ramos.
Jude Cole - Jude Cole - reissue - I can't really explain why I like this guy's blue-eyed soul. I don't think he has blue eyes, but he's so cute! (and I loved Like Lovers Do from this album.) That's it! He's cute! (I know, I'm destroying any cred I had by admitting this.)
Dennis DeYoung - One Hundred Years From Now - Uh huh. One hundred years from now, you'll still be shitty, Dennis.
Minnie Driver - Seastories - I hear this is good.
The Easybeats - Friends; Volume 3 - reissues
Editors - End Has A Start
Grant Lee Buffalo -
a couple of reissues
Great White - Back To The Rhythm - Nooooooooo! Grab your hairspray, girls!
Robyn Hitchcock - Jewels For Sophia - I love this guy. This is on my "check it out" list. It's a reissue, but I've never heard this one.
Tom Jones - Tom Jones Sings The Beatles* - *See Judy Collins comment above.
Danny Kirwan - Second Chapter [Limited Edition] - Ex Fleetwood Mac member flies solo. Another "check it out" for me. I loved Mac when he was in the band.
Molly Hatchet - reissue (two albums in one) - OH BOY!
MxPx - Secret Weapon
Nazareth - Complete Singles Collection - They had multiple singles? I had no idea. And this is a 3-cd set of 50 songs. Perhaps the singles were British releases.
The Quakes - Quiff Rock
Seals & Crofts - Greatest Hits
Teddy Thompson - Up Front And Down Low - R
ichard's kid impresses me with his songwriting. I'll give it a listen online.
Dwight Twilley - reissues in a double-album set. This guy is one of the unsung heroes of 70's power pop! Am I flying my power pop flag high today, or what?
Suzanne Vega - Beauty and Crime - YEAH!
Wishbone Ash - Tracks 3 -
a compilation
The Zombies - Into the Afterlife - compilation

Those are the highlights this week! Now, go spend, spend, spend!



4 comments:

Miz UV said...

I don't care if Tom is a diva. I love him and may buy this, nyaaaaaaaaaah!!

Joe the Troll said...

I assume Tom is doing at least one Harrison song, hence the difference in title from the Judy Collins release!

Susan Tedeschi's music DOES have some balls.

It really amazes me that BB & the Holding Company are still releasing. They really weren't that good a band in the first place. If it hadn't been for Janis, I don't think they would have been noticed at all.

I haven't heard "The Motorcycle Song" in ages! Time to finally buy that CD, I guess.

Who still listens to Dennis DeYoung or Great White? Word to the Wise: If you go see GW in concert, don't forget your fire extinguisher!

O' Tim said...

Joe - I think most if not all of the wise will avoid Great White like a certain Hamptons beach of the mid-1970s. Or Jaws III.

Susan T. rocks. I do have trouble distinguishing her voice from Bonnie Raitt's though.

Is the Minnie Driver album music or spoken word?

Natsthename said...

She sings, Tim. She really has a lovely voice and even writes a decent song! I remember seeing her on the old Chris Isaak show on Showtime a few years ago and I was amazed!