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The Coal Porters – Find the One (2012)

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Find The One is the sixth album from ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin’s stellar new act the Coal Porters, one which shows the Coal Porters expanding their palette as they take acoustic folk and bluegrass into previously uncharted waters. Find The One features (take deep breath) five new Sid Songs, an astonishing campfire cover of David Bowie’s classic Heroes, a guest appearance by ex-Fairport Convention guitarist Richard Thompson, a two-part instrumental collaboration from the band’s virtuosos: fiddler Carly Frey and banjo man John Breese, as well as the first ever appearance of BBC radio legend Brian Matthew on an alt-country recording! To say nothing of a sitar and fiddle battle on the Rolling Stones’ immortal Paint It, Black.Produced by the legendary John Wood, the man who recorded Fairport Convention in their glory days and who produced Nick Drake, Squeeze and Beth Orton, Find The One was recorded in north London earlier this year. It was mixed by Ed Stasium in Colorado, Ed being best known as Phil Spector’s main engineer and for his work with the Ramones. Stasium mastered it, too, so it is the best sounding Coal Porters recording ever done.

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Dolly Parton – The Great Dolly Parton (2012)

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01. Release Me
02. The Little Things
03. Fuel to the Flame
04. Something Fishy
05. I Took Him For Granted
06. The Company You Keep
07. Why, Why, Why
08. Put If Off Until Tomorrow
09. I’m In No Condition
10. Too Lonely Too Long
11. As Long As I Live
12. What Do You Think About Loving
13. I Wasted My Tears
14. I Couldn’t Wait Forever
15. Ping Pong
16. I’m Not Worth the Tears
17. The Giving and the Taking
18. Busy Signal
19. Dumb Blonde

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Jason Karaban – Shift (2012)

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Excellent record from start to finish. There’s a little bit of everything in here (from singer/songwriter vibe to alt/pop to americana) but still this feels like one cohesive body of work. Superior song writing and a wonderfully melodic voice make this an easy listen…. And there are lots of guest appearances on here from notable artists…. Highly recommend.

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Us Rails – Wire & Wood (2012)

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Recorded over a leisurely two day stay at Kawari Studios in Wyncote PA during The US Rails 2012 East Coast Tour of America. Very warm acoustic versions of selected songs from the 1st two CD’s. mp3 160 kbps | 50 MB | UL

V A – She Was Country When Country Wasn’t Cool – A Tribute to Barbara Mandrell (2006)

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Barbara Mandrell hit her commercial peak in the early 1980s, when her only serious rival as the queen of country-pop crossover was Olivia Newton-John. With her TV variety series, glitzy stage show, and commercial success, some questioned whether Mandrell was country at all, though she reasserted her loyalty when she recorded “I Was Country When […]

Surf School Dropouts – Summer is a State of Mind (2012)

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The album is heavily inspired by 60s surf groups like Jan and Dean, the Sun Rays and the Beach Boys from 1962 after being visited by the Beach Boys from 2012.Bands that rely on vocal harmonies like Queen, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Explorers Club or The Carpenters would overdub their vocals sometimes up […]

Caitlin Cary – Begonias (2005)

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While Caitlin Cary’s solo albums have made it abundantly clear she can make splendid music by her lonesome, there’s no arguing that she collaborates very well indeed, as her work with Whiskeytown and Tres Chicas has proven. For Begonias, Cary teamed up with another gifted singer/songwriter, her friend Thad Cockrell, and the two mesh beautifully […]

Ry Cooder – Election Special (2012)

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Ry Cooder’s Election Special is a wake-up call as the US heads into the 2012 fall election season. On Election Special, which he produced, Cooder plays mandolin, guitar, and bass and wrote all of the songs, co-writing one with Joachim Cooder, who plays drums on the record. Uncut names it Album of the Month, saying: […]

Suede – Live At The Royal Albert Hall 24 March 2010 (2012)

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CD 1 01. Intro 02. She 03. Trash 04. Filmstar 05. Animal Nitrate 06. Heroine 07. Pantomime Horse 08. The Drowners 09. Killing Of A Flashboy 10. Can’t Get Enough 11. Everything Will Flow 12. He’s Gone 13. The Next Life CD 2 01. The Asphalt World 02. So Young 03. Metal Mickey 04. The […]

Carmen Souza – Kachupada (2012)

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Carmen Souza – vocal, acoustic guitar, rhodes, wurlitzer Theo Pas’cal – bass, double bass, back vocal Jonathan Idiaghonya – acoustic piano Mauricio Zottarelli – percussion, drums mp3 320 kbps | 110 MB | UL | TB