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The Doors: Live At The Matrix 1967: The Original Masters

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With a glossy finish adding to the diaphanous effect, the color filters applied to the images of the Doors inside and outside the package capture the essence of the music inside. In a most practical sense. Reliably sourced from the master tapes this time--in contrast to the 2008 release--Live At The Matrix 1967 : The Original ...


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Organ Fairchild: Leisure Suit

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Nattily attired as Organ Fairchild is in the cover photo of Leisure Suit, the last word in the album title would seem to take the form of a verb rather than a noun. The fast-evolving ensemble strives for and reaches a playful atmosphere on this, their sophomore studio outing, but that's hardly the extent of their ...


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Steve Miller: J50: The Evolution of The Joker (2CD)

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There is no shortage of throwaway songs on Steve Miller Band albums early--Brave New World (Capitol, 1969)), Your Saving Grace (Capitol,1969)--or late--Circle of Love (Capitol, 1981), Abracadabra (Capitol, 1982). But there had never been a piece of fluff positioned as the centerpiece of one of his long-players until The Joker (Capitol, 1973) came out,


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Popa Chubby: Live at G. Bluey's Juke Joint NYC

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When we last heard from Popa Chubby, he was on his own, producing, recording and mixing at Chubbyland, his upstate New York music compound, making the most of his time in the lock-downs of the COVID pandemic on Emotional Gangster (Dixie Frog Records, 2022). Now the man born Ted Horowitz is in his preferred element, back ...


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John Mayall's Bluesbreakers: Live In 1967 - Volume Three

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Perhaps it is just the cumulative effect of what this title represents as the third and last release in a series of similarly- designated editions, but a dramatic sense of history arises from mere perusal of the artwork adorning John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers' Live in 1967 -Volume Three. The black and white graphic ...


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Christian Parker: Sweethearts: A Tribute To The Byrds 'Sweetheart of the Rodeo'

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In the half-century plus since it came out, the Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo (Columbia Records, 1968) arguably has not received the accolades it deserves for its marriage of country music with rock and roll. But that misperception may be grounded in the reality that the album as it was released is not exactly how it ...


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RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73

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As much or more so than any previously released new release or archive package, the cover art of Grateful Dead's RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C. 6/10/73 accurately (and vividly) reflects the nuances of the music behind the enticing graphics. In a pastel green and pink/orange color scheme of both matt and glossy finish, Masaki Koike's intricate designs ...


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Live At Sweetwater / Live At Sweetwater Two / Live In Japan

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Hot Tuna's Live at Sweetwater/Live at Sweetwater 2/Live in Japan (Mercury Studios, 2004) reaffirms the fluidity of personnel that's marked the veteran ensemble throughout its over fifty-year career. Comprised of titles originally issued on the Relix Records label in the mid-to-late Nineties, then re-released in modified form in 2004, this Mercury Studios compendium may represent the ...


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Dorothy Ashby: With Strings Attached, 1957-1965

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Imagine if Sidney Bechet, Charlie Christian and Jimmy Smith were barely remembered and recordings of their music were long unavailable and known only on the geekiest corners of Discogs. That is essentially the status of harpist Dorothy Ashby. Like the three figures cited above, Ashby essentially created a language for her chosen instrument, the harp, where ...


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Sun Ra: Space Is The Place (Music From The Original Soundtrack)

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The outlandish persona Sun Ra created and maintained for himself over the years may sometimes distract from the adventurous intent of the music he made. Yet it is testament to his vigorous loyalty to both the music as means of communicating his cosmic ideology and the basic tenets of his unconventional means of creativity that neither ...


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