Monday, September 17, 2007

Manic Monday


Do you think 50 will keep his promise to stop recording???
Hey kids, summer's over and it's time for the serious music to come out, so open the wallets and start bleeding money (or the RIAA will hunt you down!)
Blues:
Doyle Bramhall - Is It News
Johnny "Guitar" Watston - Untouchable! The Classic 1959 - 1966 Recordings
Bessie Smith - Nobody Loves You When You're Down And Out
Country/Folk:
Mary Gauthier - Between Daylight And Dark
Emmylou Harris - Songbird: Rare Tracks and Forgotten Gems
Reba McEntire - Reba Duets
Iain Matthews - some reissues
Kingston Trio - Lost 1967 Album: Rarities, Vol. 1
A boatload of holiday music gets released this week. Oh, the joy.
R & B:
I hardly mention R & B, but the new Babyface, Playlist, seems like it could appeal to me. There are acoustic covers of James Taylor and Jim Croce and Eric Clapton included. How do I know about this? They are hawking it all over the TV!
Rock:
Alice In Chains - MTV Unplugged [CD/DVD]
Badfinger - two reissues
Cindy Lee Berryhill - Beloved Stranger - with guest artists John Doe, Peter Case, and Dave Alvin
James Blunt - All The Lost Souls - Because he sold his?
Canned Heat - Live At The Topanga Corral - Reportedly not recorded at the Topanga Corral, but at LA's Kaleidoscope club in 1968.
Chesterfield Kings - Psychedelic Sunrise (new) and The Mindbending Sounds Of The Chesterfield Kings (reissue)
Jamie Cullum - In The Mind Of Jamie Cullum
The Dream Academy - Dream Academy - reissue - Here's your chance to grab Life In A Northern Town, since you didn't hear it enough in 1986!
The Fabulous Thunderbirds - reissues
Peter Hammill - reissues
H.I.M. - Venus Doom - for the gothies out there
Danny Kirwan - Second Chapter [Limited Edition]
Alvin Lee - Saguitar
Ben Lee - Ripe
The Legendary Shack Shakers - Swampblood
Barry Manilow - Greatest Songs Of The Seventies - Um. Right. Maybe the greatest shmaltz of the seventies. And he includes a couple of his own hits!
The Monkees - a couple of compilations
Motion City Soundtrack - Even If It Kills Me
The Polyphonic Spree - Live From Austin, TX - Ok, now I know that series has gone too far. This group sounds like an adult version of The Brady Bunch to me.
Seals & Crofts - A ton of reissues. Speaking of seventies hits, these guys had a few!
Sonny & Cher - Classics
Those Darn Accordians - Squeeze Machine - Has me intrigued.
3 Doors Down - Better Life [Deluxe Edition]
K.T. Tunstall - Drastic Fantastic
Wishbone Ash - First Light
Link Wray - Pathway Sessions
Soundtracks:
Eddie Vedder
does the Into The Wild soundtrack.
UPDATE: And who is ahead in the 50 Cent vs. Kanye battle of last week's releases?
Billboard reported Friday that Kanye West's Graduation leads with 781,000 copies sold over the 603,000 moved by 50 Cent's Curtis.

4 comments:

Joe the Troll said...

"Do you think 50 will keep his promise to stop recording???"

Oh, he'll probably start making crappy movies or get a sitcom with Jerry Van Dyke or something.

annie said...

really am looking forward to the into the wild soundtrack and movie.

Natsthename said...

annie, I got Into The Wild, and I like it, but it's only about 33 minutes long! Eddie is quite subdued in this one, with some folky instrumentation.

If you like Eddie, it's a good one to grab.

Babz said...

I hope he's a man of his word, (Fitty)!