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Now here's something exciting! The Trisector trio of Hugh Banton, Guy Evans and Peter Hammill performing an almost 2 hour concert with a great set-list in front of a tremendously enthusiastic crowd on April 14, 2007, all captured professionally...

Very good, second and early Peter Hammill and band release on their second under the VDGG name, even though the first was more of a solo Hammill album than truly a band disc.
With this one, the band is in place (Nic Potter, David Jackson, Hugh Banton and Guy Evans) and the sound is there.
For this reissue, noted reissue supervisor Mark Powell has enlisted Peter Hammill's help and they have dug deep into the vaults to come up with bonus tracks (Boat of Millions of Years and the single version of...

"Edgard Varese, Igor Stravinsky, Claude Debussy; the most influential musicans of the 20th century, each were composers of genius; innovators of daring and courage, whose work also had a great deal of influence in musical genres outside of the....

"A collection of 62 classic radio spots promoting the sales of everything from etiquette advice from Mitch Ryder (minus the Detroit Wheels) to Hormel Weiners to a Troggs beer commercial. Acid flashbacks without the acid."
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Circus
Jefferson Airplane - White Levis Jefferson Airplane
Psychedelic Ad - Lee Jeans commercial
Psychedelic Ad - The Living Eye
Psychedelic Ad - The Hippie Revolt
Psychedelic Ad - Psychedelic Cola Commercial...

"For some reason these great GotTs psych comps are not well known or reviewed. they may be the best ever in the realm of Pebbles, Boulders, Rubble etc., as these focus on the harder and more tripped out edge of the realm. The music on here is well...

This is a fabulous compilation of swing jazz and big and small band blues & boogie, from 1936-1945, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is nearly 80' of historic and fabulous sounds!

"Nearly 80 minutes of vintage music recorded between 1935 and 1945 and featuring some of the great names of jazz, blues and boogie woogie. The quality of the sound is generally good, given...

IF you are attuned to it, there is a huge wealth of great, American 'roots' music from all cultures that took place and was recorded before the 2nd world war.
Don't worry about genre distinctions; I think of this stuff as 'genuine old timey music' and find a lot of listen to and enjoy regardless of genre categorization; it's mostly rural and it's all very, very genuine.

Disc: 1
1. Crazy Blues - Mamie Smith & her Jazz Hounds
2. Rambler Blues - Blind Lemon Jefferson ...

This has a lot of interesting music, but is probably most of interest to Waysiders for nearly 20' of the great collaboration between Tom Waits at his most 'out', The Kronos Quartet and Greg Cohen, as well as 8' of Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso.

"This once in a lifetime event gathered musicians from wildly different backgrounds in a benefit for Richard Gere's Healing The Divide Foundation. Recorded live at Lincoln Center in NY, this CD features transcendental performances from Tibet's Gyuto...

The roots of 'Brit-jazz' are right here. Conditionally recommended!

"First released in May 1961 as a (slightly premature) 10th Anniversary celebration of the famous Soho jazz venue. Founded in 1952, the Flamingo in Wardour Street played host to..

"This wonderful, boxed set sampler of the cream of the BYG/Actuel catalogue 1969-1971 is a must have purchase if you have any memories of the sixties when any man in a grey flannel suit MUST be a suspect complicit in some government policy intent on enslaving ordinary workers, bombing some faraway country or colluding in a corrupt Wall Street trade.

Hence, Don Cherry adorning the cover of this release in propeller beanie, welder's goggles and leather windcheater had an impeccable image as...

"2011 collection, a companion album to the book Journey To A Plugged In State Of Mind, an introduction to 100 years of Electronic Music. This release traces the early experiments in sound of Herbert Eimert, Bruno Maderna, Karel Goeyvaert and Pierre...

Great collection of wonderful progressive folk and folk rock from the late 60s and early 70s from the Island label. If you don't know this scene, this is a fabulous way to check out a bunch of great bands at a stupid-low price.

"When visionary...

1 –Emma Myldenberger Ala Dalona 6:06
2 –Joy Unlimited Question 4:30
3 –P₂O₅ Hangman 4:20
4 –Faithful Breath Back On My Hill 5:38
5 –Out Of Focus Where Is Your Home Town 8:56
6 –Aqua (9) Bolero 5:24
7 –Sun (13) Neulich In Spanien 4:51
8 –Gravestone Summer 79 10:27
9 –Pancake (3) Arctic Ocean 9:26

1 –Joy Unlimited Bacchanal 4:21
2 –Os Mundi Waber Waber 6:43
3 –Gurnemanz To His Love 4:51
4 –Embryo (3) Ouverture Marimbasaz 7:09
5 –Emtidi Flutepiece 7:20
6 –Ibliss Athir 9:03
7 –Necronomicon The Donkey 6:48
8 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Serenade Central 7:40
9 –Action Hell Track 12:12

1 –Tetragon Snowstorm 7:50
2 –Xhol Surrealistic Scenery 12:11
3 –Yggdrasil Lizzy's Song 4:40
4 –Zoppo Trump Wellengang 6:46
5 –Radio Noisz Ensemble Circkus Minor 3:58
6 –Guru Guru Das Zwickmaschinchen 6:22
7 –Embryo Dance Of Some Broken Glasses 9:01
8 –Sündenfall II Montpellier 3:18
9 –Surgery Intro 4:47


For over 40 years, amazing electric music has been coming out of the Africa, influenced by rock and r'n'b from the west, but completely made unique by the various cultures of this large and diverse continent.
This is a great sampler for folks who don't own any African pop or don't own very much of it and want to learn more. There's some major talent here.

Disc: 1
1. Kala Djula - Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate
2. Me Kyin Kyin - Konkoma
3. Nga Nga - Ebo Taylor...

This is a wonderful and brilliant collection of the roots of the Brit-jazz scene, featuring the very beginnings of British jazz modernism, with tracks recorded in 1949-1959.

You can hear these musicians grappling with the implications and...

Thirty early, cross-over soul hits from great masters both known and forgotten. This is a tremendous bargain.
1. The Isley Brothers - Shout (Part 1)
2. Ray Charles - What'd I Say (Part 1)
3. Jackie Wilson - That's Why (I Love You So)...

A great collection of rockin', rompin' music from 1944-1953, a decade that saw the seeds of R'n'B and rock 'n' roll planted. Personally recommended; this is a great party album.

"Subtitled "Screamin' R & B Saxmen, Broadway Be Bop, Uptown Doo...

This is a fabulous compilation of country blues and country swing, from 1936-1944, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is 70' of historic and fabulous sounds!
1. If You Can't Take Five Take Two
Milton Brown & His Musical Brownies
2. Sugar
Cliff Bruner
3. Rackin' It Back
Texas Wanderers
4. Daddy's Got the Deep Elm Blues
Jimmie Revard...

This is a fabulous compilation of western swing, from 1936-1944, presented to highlight how this music blended with other American music and influenced and partially led to rock 'n' roll.
If you dig this sort of thing, this is 75' of historic and fabulous sounds!

"This will appeal to fans of jazz and swing as wel las fans of hillbilly boogie and rockabilly. The music is consistently stompin' for jitterbug, lindy hop, or jive dancers. the msuic is creative jazz and swingin' for swing and...

"2009 tribute to the late great father of the modern synthesizers. Moog and his glorious, poetic instruments are the historic foundation of Electronic music.

The original idea for Switched On Bob was to collect material for a multimedia-CD...

"Chicago was awash in independent record labels during the late 50's and early 60's, all hoping to challenge Chess and Vee-Jay. Profile Records landed a national hit with Junior Wells' Little By Little . The label debuted in 1958 with pop crooner...

"Composing legends Jerry Leiber (1933-2011) & Mike Stoller ("Hound Dog", "Kansas City", "Jailhouse Rock" to name a few through and beyond Peggy Lee's classic Grammy Award winning "Is That All There Is?") brilliant sixties label comes to life in this exciting "The Red Bird Story", filled with wondrous classic hits like "Remember (Walkin' In The Sand), "Chapel Of Love", "The Boy From New York City", "Take Me For A Little While", "New York's A Lonely Town", "I Wanna Love Him So Bad", "Leader Of The Pack" &...

This is the real deal; 100 sides from perhaps the greatest rockabilly and Americana roots label of all time, from 1955-1957.
Many big and unknown names: Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash, Slim Rhodes, Warren Smith, Jack Earls, Barbara Pittman, Glenn Honeycutt, Billy Riley, Jerry Lee Lewis, etc etc etc etc.

"A 4-CD clambox set celebrating the pioneering black label from Chicago. With doo-wop, jazz, blues, r'n'b, soul, rock,'n'roll and pop, the 115 tracks included from 1954 to 1966 feature such stars as John Lee Hooker, The Staple Singers, Little Richard, Jimmy Reed and the Spaniels. Includes an authoritative 40 page booklet."

1-1 –The Spaniels Baby It's You 2:31
1-2 –Jimmy Reed I Found My Baby 2:45
1-3 –The Spaniels Goodnight, Sweetheart, Goodnight 2:40
1-4 –Floyd Jones...

"Stevie Ray Vaughan's second album, Couldn't Stand the Weather, pretty much did everything a second album should do: it confirmed that the acclaimed debut was no fluke, while matching, if not bettering, the sales of its predecessor, thereby cementing Vaughan's status as a giant of modern blues. So why does it feel like a letdown? Perhaps because it simply offers more of the same, all the while relying heavily on covers. Of the eight songs, half are covers, while two of his four originals are...

His last album released in his lifetime and some consider it his best!

"Live Alive is a magnificent double-length showcase for Stevie Ray Vaughan's guitar playing, featuring a number of extended jams on a selection of most of the best material from Vaughan's first three albums, plus covers of "Willie the Wimp," "I'm Leaving You (Commit a Crime)," and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition." The album may not be exceptionally tight or concise, but then again, that's not the point. The renditions here sound less polished than the studio versions, with Vaughan's guitar tone bitingly...

"It's hard to overestimate the impact Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, Texas Flood, had upon its release in 1983. At that point, blues was no longer hip, the way it was in the '60s. Texas Flood changed all that, climbing into the Top 40 and spending over half a year on the charts, which was practically unheard of for a blues recording. Vaughan became a genuine star and, in doing so, sparked a revitalization of the blues. This was a monumental impact, but his critics claimed that, no matter how prodigious...

A fantastic record ignored.
"Simon! Let's drop the price 60% and make them go away so I don't have to think about all the mistakes I make here and you don't either!"
"OK - good idea!"

Viscera Crash are a quintet of two cellos and two..

The first of two albums by this Italian offshoot of Formula Three, & featuring Alberto Radius. A sextet of vocals, dual guitarists, dual keyboardists, bass & drums, this is from 1974. Most of the tracks are fairly short, but they still are very much a progressive rock band, even within the time contraints here.
Sometimes they remind me of P.F.M. from their more fusion period, as there is definitely an element of fusion behind the progressive rock sound.

I recently watched Down By Law, a great film by Jim Jarmusch, which stars Tom Waits and his buddy John Lurie from The Lounge Lizards. Waits' "Jockey Full Of Bourbon" is the music in the opening scene, and it reminded me to revisit this album. We were able to get some copies for a low price, so here it is...

"With its jarring rhythms and unusual instrumentation -- marimba, accordion, various percussion -- as well as its frequently surreal lyrics, Rain Dogs is very much a follow-up to...

"Tom Waits, as usual, has produced another classic. It should be noted, however, that "Real Gone" is a really gritty, avant-garde effort. The sonic texture of the album is akin to some of the tunes on "Bone Machine" with a tinge of the sweaty grit of...

"Remastered edition of RICK WAKEMAN’s 2003 live album with the New English Rock Ensemble, “In the Nick of Time”. Featuring a band comprising ASHLEY HOLT (vocals), ANT GLYNNE (Guitars), LEE POMEROY (Bass), TONY FERNANDEZ (Drums) and ERIK JORDAN (Additional Keyboards) ‘In the Nick of Time’ was an excellent live album that saw Rick and his band perform many classic tracks such as ‘No Earthly Connection’, ‘Catherine Parr’, ‘White Rock’ and ‘Wurm’, alongside the title track from the recently recorded album...

"Dinah Washington was one of the greatest jazz singers of all time and this compilation is a snapshot of her at the peak of her powers in the mid fifties period of rendition between blues and jazz. It is a fantastic introduction to the artists work....

"This is a splendid example of the young Dinah Washington. It's recorded live at Birdland on the Symphony Sid radio program. The sound is excellent for what it is, the band (Wynton Kelly, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, Jimmy Cobb, Ed Shaughnessy, etc) are...

"This was Waters second solo album after leaving Pink Floyd. His first "The Pros And Cons Of Hitchhiking" was a big disappointment to me and I did not really care for it. "KAOS" would fare a bit better, but still suffers from Rogers rather maudlin writing style and the lack of his former cohort David Gilmour as a musical partner. "KAOS" is a concept album about a wheelchair bound boy who can receive radio waves through his head. The story unfolds through his correspondence with a DJ at KAOS radio station...

"When dissected carefully, The Pros and Cons of Hitch Hiking becomes a fascinating conceptual voyage into the workings of the human psyche. As an abstract peering into the intricate functions of the subconscious, Waters' first solo album involves...

"The shifts in Weather Report's personnel come fast and furious now, with Narada Michael Walden and Chester Thompson as the drummers, Alex Acuna and Don Alias at the percussion table, and Alphonso Johnson giving way to the mighty, martyred Jaco Pastorius. It is interesting to hear Pastorius expanding the bass role only incrementally over what the more funk-oriented Johnson was doing at this early point -- that is, until "Barbary Coast," where suddenly Jaco leaps athletically forward into the spotlight...

This is the 2003, remastered, digipack version of their classic second album. Weather Report grew out of Miles Davis' early electric jazz/rock experiments in 1969-71. Weather Report formed in 1971, and 1972 album had them adding guests (something they almost never did) on a number of the tracks that originally made up side one, while sice two has the great lineup of: Joe Zawinul-pianos and synths, Wayne Shorter-saxes, Miroslav Vitous-acoustic and electric bass, Eric Gravatt-drums and Don Um Ramao....

Weather Report grew out of Miles Davis' early electric jazz/rock experiments in 1969-71. Weather Report formed in 1971, and this was recorded by a great version of the band (for they were a band always in transition) and this, their fourth studio album, was the album that saw Alfonso Johnson replacing founding bassist Miroslav Vitous (although both appear on the album).

This was the band starting to head in a more electric and 'popular' direction, but it's still one of their very best. This is...

"Right from the start, a vastly different Weather Report emerges here, one that reflects co-leader Joe Zawinul's developing obsession with the groove. It is the groove that rules this mesmerizing album, leading off with the irresistible 3/4 marathon...

A great price on a classic, early, vital electric jazz/jazz-rock album. Still a great listen nearly 40 years later!

"Here we have the free-floating, abstract beginnings of Weather Report, which would define the state of the electronic jazz/rock..

"Drummer/accordionist Rich West returns for a second pfMENTUM release, Heavenly Breakfast. This dangerous quintet includes Emily Beezhold's keyboards, Bruce Friedman on trumpet, Dan Krimm, electric bass, and reed renegade Lynn Johnston. West's...

Mike Westbrook is one of the great names of British jazz, having been a very original bandleader & composer, for both large and small ensembles for 50 years, and releasing his first recording nearly 50 years ago!

This is one of his smallest...

Mike Westbrook is one of the great names of British jazz, having been a very original bandleader & composer, for both large and small ensembles for 50 years, and releasing his first recording nearly 50 years ago!

This is one of his small...

Yes, you have to have a PAL player, but it's all region and this is a tremendous price.
This is two DVDS of previously unreleased material by one of the greatest rock band of the 1960s. The 1977 Kilburn show was filmed by Jeff Stein for his great Who film "The Kids Are Alright" and a bit of it appears in that movie, but this is the complete concert performance, remixed and remastered in surround sound. This was the last-ever performance by The Who with Keith Moon.
The second disc is worse...

The Who are my favorite English rock band of the 60s. Hands down. But some of their recordings don't show them at their best. Like some other of my favorites (I think of Soft Machine during Robert's tenure), some of their best recordings and performances during their best period were their BBC recordings. Especially Keith's unbelievable drumming. And here they are! YOW!!
1. My Generation (Radio 1 Jingle)
2. Anyway Anyhow Anywhere
3. Good Lovin'
4. Just You And Me Darling...