Tuesday, May 12, 2009
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date - 05/12/09
NEW RELEASES FOR TUESDAY, 5/12/09
JAMES LUTHER DICKINSON- DINOSAURS RUN IN CIRCLES
Memphis legend and madman producer returns with his third effort in as many year. This time Dickinson is backed by a simple trio of bass and drums and revisits his earlier non rock and roll roots. But does this make you wanna buy it?
DR. JOHN- WHO WAS MAC REBENNACK?
Before the gris-gris took over and Mac Rebennack became Dr. John, The Night Tripper, he was a session guitarist and vocalist who recorded with hundreds of bands, some that included a very young Allen Toussaint and James Booker. This collection of singles and lost tracks is stellar. Over 60 minutes of joy, showcasing Mac’s diversity. Ya got your surf music, your doo-wop, your jump blues, your Cajun swamp pop and your blue-eyed soul, by such artists as Bat Carroll, The Ends, Gene & Al’s Spacemen, Roland Stone and Mac Rebennack himself. Highly recommended.
STEVE EARLE- TOWNES
Highly anticipated follow-up to the brilliant, Grammy winning “Washington Square Serenade,” Earle pays tribute to his friend and mentor, the late great singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, with 15 tracks penned by Van Zandt. Deluxe edition includes a bonus CD with stripped down versions of the tunes.
KATHIE LEE GIFFORD & FRIENDS- EVERYONE HAS A STORY
She has friends AND a record deal! How many of us can say that?
GUESS WHO –WHEATFIELD SOUL
Remastered version of the Canadian group’s excellent debut, now includes 3 rare singles as bonus tracks, not to mention the hit “These Eyes.”
V/A- THE COMPLETE GOLDWAX SINGLES VOLUME 1
The first of three 2CD sets that will, between them, reissue both the A & B sides of every single released by the revered Memphis label Goldwax Records and its subsidiary labels between 1963 and 1971.
To soul fans, Goldwax remains one of the pivotal labels of the era, introducing the world to artists such as OV Wright, James Carr and the Ovations. But Goldwax also recorded and issued first-rate country, blues and garage rock, as will be heard during the course of this series.
Many of the tracks featured across this and future volumes will be receiving their first-ever CD issue. The whole project has been endorsed by Goldwax founder Quinton Claunch, who has also provided reminiscences of several of the more obscure artists that are featured.
ALSO OUT THIS WEEK:
BETTER THAN EZRA- PAPER EMPIRE
6th release from the New Orleans rockers.
BOOK OF LOVE REISSUES
Better than average, 80s synth-pop, now reissued and expanded. First single, "Modigliani (Lost In Your Eyes)" is a classic.
HILL COUNTRY REVUE- MAKE A MOVE
North Mississippi All-Stars spin-off.
MEAT PUPPETS- SEWN TOGETHER
LARRY WILLIAMS & JOHNNY GUITAR WATSON- TWO FOR THE PRICE OF YOU
Reissue of recently reissued (kind of) classic.
DEL MCCOURY- BY REQUEST
(You're welcome, Rick.)