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By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Oct 10th, 2016
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The Isley Brothers “Groove with You…Live!” www.RealGoneMusic.com Originally recorded at Bearsville Sound Studio in Woodstock, NY from 1980 – this live set was buried until last year’s Record Store Day (2015) release as a limited edition vinyl LP.  Around the same time it was also made available...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Oct 3rd, 2016
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“All Things Must Pass” The rise and fall of Tower Records (96 minute DVD) www.MVDb2b.com – MVDvisual The death of Tower Records was a major blow for many of us who grew up purchasing vinyl LP’s, seven inch forty-fives and CD’, laser discs, and DVD’s. This triumphant and reflective  ...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Sep 19th, 2016
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The Meters “A Message from the Meters” The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (2CD’s) www.RealGoneMusic.com This wouldn’t be the first time a label released a two-disc set on The Meters.  Previously (1995) Rhino issued “Funkify Your Life: The Meters Anthology” that covered f...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Aug 8th, 2016
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Edgar Winter “The Definitive Collection” (2CD’s) www.RealGoneMusic.com Taken from eleven different  albums Real Gone Music’s “The Definitive Collection” serves up thirty Edgar Winter tracks (previously released on Epic Records; from 1970 through 1980.) These thirty tunes are equally distr...
By Richard Ludmerer
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Apr 15th, 2016
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Laura Rain & The Caesars Gold LRC Records Laura Rain grew up in the Detroit suburbs. Her mother loved Funk and took Laura to see live music as often as possible. Her dad loved Opera. Rain started listening to Aretha Franklin when she was fifteen. Rain got started in the Detroit blues scene as a f...
By Rhetta
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Aug 4th, 2015
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Angela Easterling’s voice reminds me of Emmylou Harris. It has that same range and purity. Her new album, “Common Law Wife” finds her backed by some great Nashville musicians and proving that she is, indeed, “a bright new star on the horizon,” as the legendary Roger McGu...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Jun 9th, 2015
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Little Richard “Directly from My Heart: The Best of the Specialty & Vee-Jay Years” www.ConcordMusicGroup.com Little Richard was and will always be known as one of the originators of rock & roll. Richard successfully merged gospel with New Orleans R&B pounding it out at the piano with his ...
By Richard L'Hommedieu
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Feb 2nd, 2015
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 – www.RaphaelWressnig.com The young Wressnig’s previous recording “Soul Gift” was successful, and if you enjoyed that disc you should definitely appreciate his latest “Soul Gumbo.” Veteran players (many from around The Big Easy) are featured: Walter “Wolfman” Washington, George Porter Jr., Lar...
By Richard Ludmerer
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Jan 4th, 2015
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Through The Streets of the City New Orleans Brass Bands Smithsonian Folkways Recordings This is the newest album from Smithsonian Folkways’ African-American Legacy series. Included is a 34 page booklet authored by Dr. Michael White. He is a jazz music historian but also a clarinetist, composer, bandl...
By Richard Ludmerer
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Dec 2nd, 2014
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Candi Staton Life Happens Beracah Records In 2013 Magnolia Home Entertainment released “Muscle Shoals” a documentary about Rick Hall’s Fame studios where the Muscle Shoals sound was born. Featured in that DVD was Candi Staton. Staton, who sang gospel as a teenager, had her solo career launched as a S...
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