Tuesday, April 20, 2010

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 4/20/10



ROKY ERICKSON W/OKKERVIL RIVER- TRUE LOVE CAST OUT ALL EVIL

First album in 14 years from the legendary Texas rocker is a collection of songs written throughout Erickson's career. Will Sheff of Okkervil Riber produced it, and his band backs Roky up on this fantastic recording.








GRATEFUL DEAD- CRIMSON, WHITE, & INDIGO (7.7.89, JFK STADIUM. 3 CDS/1 DVD)

"The Grateful Dead were enjoying a late-career renaissance in 1989 when the band steamed into Philadelphia on one of the hottest days of the summer to play the last concert ever at John F. Kennedy Stadium. The July 7 show in the City of Brotherly Love highlights the band's exuberant resurgence, a peak that rivals any that came before it.

Rhino salutes life, liberty, and the pursuit of 'hippieness' with a collection that includes every note from this epic show on three CD's and one DVD.
The DVD captures the entire concert, shot from an amazing multi-camera perspective by the same crew that shot the legendary 'Truckin' Up To Buffalo' DVD."

(I'll need some guidance from my trusty Deadhead friends on this one.)









MERLE HAGGARD- I AM WHAT I AM


This is the 72 year old legend's debut for Vanguard and the man is sounding better than ever. Merle fans won't be disappointed.









TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS- RED LIGHT FEVER


Foo Fighters drummer is back with his second effort, this time with some help from The Cars' Eliott Easton, Queen's Brian May & Roger Taylor, and fellow Foo Dave Grohl and man, it's a doozy! Every song is a subtle tribute to 70's rock radio, with everyone from The Sweet to Peter Frampton to Todd Rundgren, Queen and Dwight Twilley making a spiritual guest appearance.







SHELBY LYNNE- TEARS, LIES, AND ALIBIS

First release on her own label, Shelby Lynne follows-up her overrated and misguided tribute to Dusty Springfield with a sweet and stripped down collection of originals showcasing her soulful voice and heartbreaking lyrics. Nice stuff.










MOBY GRAPE- LIVE

The great Steve Simels over at the great POWER POP blog, says it better than I ever could HERE.










WILLIE NELSON- COUNTRY MUSIC


This is Willie's 537th album in as many years, but you know what? That's ok, because in my opinion, Willie doesn't make bad records, only records that are better than others. On "Country Music," he's doing what he does best, with T Bone Burnett in the producer's chair. Covers of the Louvin Brothers and Ernest Tubb are standouts. I love this record!







PHIL SPECTOR- EARLY PRODUCTIONS

For each CD purchased, Phil gets an additional 3 minutes in the outdoor commons.

1. I'M SO HAPPY (TRA LA LA) - The Ducanes
2. SPANISH HARLEM - Ben E King
3. WHEN YOU DANCE - Billy Storm
4. I LOVE HOW YOU LOVE ME - The Paris Sisters
5. SHANG SHANG - The Creations
6. YOU TOOK ADVANTAGE OF ME - The Blackwells
7. THAT'S ALL RIGHT BABY - Kell Osborne
8. UNDER THE MOON OF LOVE - Curtis Lee
9. BE A SOLDIER - Terry Day HEY MEMPHIS - LaVern Baker
10. THE BASIC THINGS - The Top Notes
11. HOW MANY NIGHTS (HOW MANY DAYS) - Bobby Sheen
12. HEY THERE MOUNTAIN - Obrey Wilson
13. TALK TO ME, TALK TO ME - Jean DuShon
14. TWIST AND SHOUT - The Top Notes
15. THE BELLS - The Creations
16. I LOVE YOU, BETTY - Terry Day
17. NIGHTS OF MEXICO - Russell Byrd
18. WHERE CAN YOU BE - Tony & Joe
19. BUMBERSHOOT - Phil Harvey
20. LITTLE DID I KNOW - The Ducanes
21. PRETTY LITTLE ANGEL EYES - Curtis Lee
22. WHAT AM I TO DO - The Paris Sisters
23. EVERY BREATH I TAKE - Gene Pitney
24. ANYONE BUT YOU - Ruth Brown
25. LAUGH RIGHT IN MY FACE - Bobby Sheen
26. YOU SAID GOODBYE - The Teddy Bears
27. DON'T YOU WORRY MY LITTLE PET - The Teddy Bears










TROMBONE SHORTY- BACKATOWN


Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews was a legend in New Orleans by the time he was 12 years old. Now, at 24, he's on the verge of being a superstar. His first major label release is filled with the roots of the city where he was born, and features some special friends like Allen Toussaint & Lenny Kravitz on a collection of Shorty's feel good, funky originals.









RUFUS WAINWRIGHT- ALL DAYS ARE NIGHTS: SONGS FOR LULU

You either love him or hate him and I don't hate him. There's a lot of beauty here, and Rufus can write a melody like no other.

But this 12 track collection for piano and voice, whose concept--


The album title All Days Are Nights: Songs For Lulu is both a reference to Shakespeare's Sonnet 43 and Rufus own concept of Lulu, which he describes as a "dark, brooding, dangerous woman that lives within all of us." Lulu is Louise Brooks who starred in the film,'Pandora's Box.'
--

is best digested in small doses.

10 comments:

steve simels said...

If I'm so great, how come nobody's sent me a copy of that Spector comp yet?

cmealha said...

Rufus and Shelby in one week? Heaven!
Thanks for turning me on to both of them way back when.

Troy said...

Thanks for the heads up on new Trombone Shorty!

Noam Sane said...

overrated and misguided tribute to Dusty Springfield

Totally agree. Could not understand the fuss, and in general, don't find her to be an especially compelling singer or writer. But hey.

I'm still grokking on Willie & the Wheel, but I'll still snatch up the new one pronto. I just avoid the live stuff he does, it makes me nervous.

Been listening to the Beck, gawd what a snore. He needs to belong to a band.

Sal Nunziato said...

Really Noam? A snore? I mean, I get that no one can really boogie to Nessun Dorma, but aren't we listening to Beck for his playing?

As for Shelby---if you feel like it, read this:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sal-nunziato/shelby-lynne-just-a-lotta_b_81902.html

Meanstreets said...

Look at Burning Wood, with his finger on the pulse of outlaw country !!!, Willie & Merle...good job Sal.........

Jeff said...

Read your piece, Sal. My thoughts pretty much exactly...it just don't move me.

As for the Beck album, I would quote Mose Allison's yardstick: does it move, or does it meander?

I haven't worked through the whole thing, I should give it more time. But what I've heard meanders.

Anonymous said...

Love your review of the Shelby Lynne disc.
I wish i had your knack for writing reviews Sal.


David Bickell

Meanstreets said...

OK Sal,
I purchased Willie Nelson's Country because of T Bone Burnett's involvement & we are seeing him with that band next month at Manhattan Center...Roky Erickson will require more investigation on my part...

Now, as for Merle Haggard, in my top 10 songwriters of all time, I hesitate...
Merle has become a little preachy & whiney in his ols age....and has become prone to proselytize....

Just not to this cowboy known as " Meanstreets ".

charlie c. said...

Troy and Jerry in one week? Heaven!

***spoiler alert (deadhead guidance)***

Considering they released "Trucking Up to Buffalo" from a few days prior, we either A) need to hear (and see) every note from Summer of 1989 or B) know (and understand) that it wasn't just my 401K that took a huge hit!