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Dr. John – Gumbo [Remastered] (2013)

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drAn excellent sounding reissue of Dr. John’s 1972 albumful of New Orleans R ‘n’ B. Mostly featuring his interpretations of classics and hit singles (“Iko Iko” “Mess Around” “Junko Partner” “Stack-A-Lee” “Tipitina”, and a medley of Huey ‘Piano’ Smith tracks), with one original (“Somebody Changed the Clock”), and a great slow blues track called “Let the Good Times Roll” (but not the same song as was a hit single for Shirley and Lee… even though Shirley does, coincidentally, sing backing vocals on the LP).
Great piano playing from Dr. John, along with his growly vocals. Excellent support from a bunch of his New Orleans friends who all found themselves in Los Angeles (where this was recorded) in late ’71. Great percussion and horns. The mix of r ‘n’ b, jazz, blues and traditional New Orleans styles is irresistible.

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Magic Arm – Images Rolling (2013)

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MAThis is the debut record of the year so far, which has effectively raised the bar by which other bands will be judged in the future.Images Rolling unfurls before you like a series of snapshots; like our childhood viewfinders the tracks are enticing with an air of being just out of reach.
Marc Rigelsford has moved away from the sound he created on his debut, Make Lists Do Something, but instead of abandoning his creative past completely it’s clear that he has built upon it. While still incorporating small electronic aspects, his sophomore is an incredibly organic record. With enamoring piano, violin, horns, and organs taking center stage, Images Rolling is deserving of its comparisons: Iron & Wine, Andrew Bird, Jose Gonzales.

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Johnny Cash – The Classics (2012)

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JThis is a new collection of classic hits from one of the world’s most prolific recording artists, Johnny Cash.Johnny Cash achieved more than 100 hit singles from a career spanning five decades.The Classics takes 25 of the best hits from this legendary artist, including “Folsom Prison Blues (Live)”, “I Walk The Line”, “Ring of Fire”, “A Boy Named Sue (Live)”, “Don’t Take Your Guns To Town”, “San Quentin”, “Orange Blossom Special”, “Jackson”, recorded with June Carter-Cash, and many more from an incredible back-catalogue.

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Breaking Grass – Running with the Moon (2012)

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Bluegrass band Breaking Grass has released their sophomore CD, Running With The Moon. The 12-track independent release from the Mississippi fivesome (Cody Farrar on guitar and vocals; Tyler White on fiddle and vocals; Thelton Vanderford on banjo and vocals; Zach Wooten on mandolin; and Britt Sheffield on bass and vocals) shows the band’s extreme versatility […]

Johnny Hickman – Tilting (2012)

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It’s been 20 years since the release of Cracker’s self-titled album, but despite the band’s longevity, multiple gold records, worldwide tours, accolades for their nine studio albums and ever-growing fanbase, the band’s two creative fountainheads – Johnny Hickman & David Lowery – aren’t entertaining any nostalgic trips down memory lane this year with career spanning […]

Dion – Presenting Dion & The Belmonts + Runaround Sue (2000)

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Ace’s two-fer Presenting Dion & the Belmonts / Runaround Sue features two of Dion & The Belmonts’ albums from very early ’60s. In addition to familiar hits, there are some great covers and album cuts that are worth investigation by hardcore fans. mp3 320 kbps | 163 MB | UL | CL

Dirtmusic – Troubles (2013)

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Dirtmusic are two indie-rockers from America and Australia obsessed with the desert blues of Mali. This album sees them recording at Salif Keïta’s Moffou Club, at the height of the country’s political crisis, with a local rhythm section and guest appearances from Samba Touré and from Rokia Traoré’s singer Virginie Dembele. The music seethes and […]