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Pavlov’s Dog – The Pekin Tapes (2014)

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The Pekin Tapes were recorded 10/1973, 2 years before Pavlov’s Dog’s official debut ‘Pampered Menial’, and intended to become their debut album. They show the variety of the early Pavlov’s Dog, with no producer involved. ABC Records signed them on the strength of the Pekin Tapes for the highest amount ever payed to a newcomer act, but sent them back to studio: ’75 ‘Pampered Menial’ became a milestone in Progressive Rock. The studio in Pekin/IL burned down, the Pekin Tapes were lost, until 2014 a copy was discovered. The 4 bonus tracks (3/1973) are the earliest Pavlov’s Dog tracks ever discovered.

VA – Chicago Blues Summit With J. B. Lenoir & Sunnyland Slim (2014)

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Dulcie Taylor – Only Worn One Time (2014)

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Darol Anger-e-and’a (2014)

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Dirk Powell – Walking Through Clay (2014)

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Considered one of the finest Americana musicians performing today, with a musical voice grown directly from roots in Appalachian and Louisiana soil, Dirk Powell is set to release his fourth solo album and Sugar Hill Records debut, Walking Through Clay. The album finds Powell, whom Steve Earle calls “the greatest old-time banjo player alive,” uniting the hard-hitting drums of guests like Levon Helm with homegrown electric guitars, fiddles, amplified fretless banjos and Creole accordions. Barriers between styles are cooked off and what remains is a fearlessly emotional portrait of rural American music presented as only Powell could.

Patrick Park – Love Like Swords (2014)

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Van Morrison – The Christmas Album Volumes 1 & 2 (2011)

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Guy Pearce – Broken Bones (2014)

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Broken Bones has been pieced together over the last three years in collaboration with former John Butler Trio drummer Michael Barker, but this doesn’t sound like a weekend warrior project. Instead, Broken Bones, somewhat surprisingly, is an assured, confident debut.It starts on a subdued note with the slow-building Overflow, which lays out the sort of territory the rest of the album will cover: tasteful arrangements, rich harmonies, and a vaguely alt-country influence of the Wilco/Wheat variety.

13th Floor Elevators – The Essential 13th Floor Elevators [An Audiophile Compilation] (2014)

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Emma Hill – Denali (2014)

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Los Pacaminos – A Fistful Of Statins (2014)

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A Fistful Of Statins boasts the band’s trademark mix of border, Tex-Mex and Americana music that blends Mexico’s Mariachi and Norteno styles with southern American country/blues. Highly recommended for fans of Ry Cooder, Flaco Jimenez, The Texas Tornados or Los Lobos!

Bo Diddley – The 20th Anniversary Of Rock N Roll (2014)

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Don Schlitz – I Knew Jack Durham (2014)

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Shannon Lyon- The Lights Behind (2014)

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Curtis McMurtry – Respectable Enemy (2014)

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“While most of Americana’s modern practitioners are busy searching for another rough edge to sand down, Curtis McMurtry’s debut is refreshingly unsymmetrical and beautiful. Like few songwriters his age, he truly understands what a big tent American music actually is.” – Joe Pug

Rich Robinson – Woodstock Sessions Vol. 3 (2014)

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Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes founder/guitarist/songwriter) will release a live in the studio recording titled Woodstock Sessions, Vol. 3.

AC/DC – Rock or Bust (2014)

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Rock or Bust is the new and highly anticipated studio album from AC/DC will be released in the US on December 2nd, 2014. This is the first album of new AC/DC material since 2008s multi platinum ‘Black Ice’. Rock or Bust was recorded in Spring 2014 at Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, BC and finds AC/DC once again working with producer Brendan O’Brien and mixer Mike Fraser.

Al Green – Greatest Hits: The Best of Al Green (2014)

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Frank Turner – The Third Three Years (2014)

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The third instalment of Frank Turner’s self-compiled collection of material that does not feature on his studio albums over the last 3 years. The Third Three Years features previously unreleased demos, radio sessions, b-sides, cover versions, duets, live tracks and one-off side projects, plus artwork by Frank including personal touches such as photos and pictures since The Second Three Years.

Dionne Warwick – Feels So Good (2014)

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