George Thorogood and The Destroyers – Live in Boston, 1982 (Expanded edition)

9 oktober 2020|Nieuws, Releases|

Craft Recordings announces a comprehensive reissue of George Thorogood and The Destroyers’ Live in Boston, 1982. Newly remastered by the GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer Paul Blakemore, the 27-track Live in Boston, 1982: The Complete Concert captures the band’s fiery set in its entirety, including spoken introductions. Plus, the release includes 12 previously unreleased tracks (including performances of “Bad to the Bone,” “Who Do You Love?,” and “Cocaine Blues”) and marks the first time the set will be available on vinyl.

The White Stripes – Greatest Hits

8 oktober 2020|Releases|

It is with extreme reverence that Third Man Records present to you The White Stripes Greatest Hits. The first-ever official anthology of recordings from the iconic rock duo, Jack and Meg White, is an essential career-spanning collection highlighting 26 previously released songs.

Blues Top 50 2020

7 oktober 2020|Nieuws|

Ook dit jaar weer de BLUES Top-50 op Arrow Classic Rock. Luisteraars konden hun favorieten insturen aan de hand waarvan de lijst is samengesteld. We mochten ca. 4000 stemmen ontvangen. Er zijn 12 nieuwe binnenkomers! Er is een nieuwe nummer 1... Bekijk hier de lijst, te beluisteren de komende weken bij Arrow Classic Rock Radio in het programma Bluesbox van Gerry Jungen.

Neil Young Archives Vol II 1972-1976

5 oktober 2020|Nieuws, Releases|

Neil Young has officially detailed his long-awaited Archives Vol. 2 box set. The collection contains 10 discs chock-full of recordings from 1972 through 1976, twelve tracks have never been released in any format. There are also 50 alternate, previously unreleased versions of Young originals.

Shemekia Copeland – Uncivil War

5 oktober 2020|Releases|

Uncivil War is the bold new release from award-winning blues and roots maverick Shemekia Copeland. Produced in Nashville by esteemed Americana guitarist and songwriter Will Kimbrough, Uncivil War is a career-defining album for three-time Grammy nominee Copeland. From the passionate lead track, Clotilda’s On Fire, featuring superstar Jason Isbell on searing lead guitar, to the Staple Singers-inspired Walk Until I Ride to the heartfelt call for unity of the title track, Uncivil War is striking and adventurous. Blending blues, R&B and Americana into a sound that is all her own, Copeland delivers one of the most enthralling and urgent roots albums of the year. Uncivil War contains a staggering array of all-star special guests including Steve Cropper, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas, Duane Eddy, Webb Wilder, Jason Isbell and more.

John Lee Hooker – Live At Montreux 1983 & 1990

2 oktober 2020|Nieuws, Releases|

On November 6th, The John Lee Hooker Estate and Eagle Rock Entertainment will release John Lee Hooker Live at Montreux 1983 & 1990 as a 2-LP set, digital video & digital audio. Live at Montreux witnesses John Lee Hooker deliver two blistering performances filmed at the festival in 1983 and 1990. He was joined by The Coast to Coast Blues Band, covering an impressive set of hits from across his storied career including “Boom Boom”, “Crawlin’ King Snake” and his very first single “Boogie Chillen” – the latter expanded to an epic 13-person jam on the 1983 set, featuring guitarist Luther Allison, harmonica legend Sugar Blue, and a horn section.

Focus – 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976 (box set 9 CD + 2 DVD)

2 oktober 2020|Nieuws, Releases|

Al 50 jaar is de Nederlandse progrockband Focus wereldwijd een begrip met hits als ‘Hocus Pocus’, ‘House Of The King’, ‘Sylvia’, ‘Tommy’ en vele anderen. Ter ere van deze monumentale band brengt Red Bullet Productions op 13 november a.s. een nieuwe boxset uit: Focus – 50 Years: Anthology 1970-1976, bestaande uit 9 cd’s en 2 dvd’s met remasters en nooit eerder uitgebracht materiaal, waaronder de ‘Focus At The Rainbow’ concertfilm uit 1973.

Aretha Franklin – Aretha (4CD)

1 oktober 2020|Nieuws, Releases|

To say that Aretha Franklin was one of the greatest American artists of all time is an understatement. Her multi-octave voice moved millions around the world during an unrivaled career that spanned six decades and garnered the singer-songwriter every achievement and honor imaginable. Her reign as the Queen of Soul will play out across four discs on a new boxed set from Rhino that is the first to span her entire career, including songs from every label she recorded with. Among the collection’s 81 newly remastered tracks, 19 are making their CD and digital debuts, including alternate versions of classic hits, demos, rarities, and live tracks

Jeremiah Johnson – Unemployed Highly Annoyed

28 september 2020|Releases|

Jeremiah Johnson takes the dangers of the COVID-19 virus as seriously as his music career. But no matter how you look at it, the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic has effectively put him out of work. Unemployed Highly Annoyed is Johnsons response to the adverse situation.

Kim Wilson – Take Me Back (The Bigtone Sessions)

28 september 2020|Releases|

What is there to say you would not know already..... probably only this: Kim Wilson has returned to MC Records to record an old fashioned live in the studio MONO record, direct to tape. His first recorded outing in 4 years is a belter. Stompin' blues, powerful vocals and steamy harmonica riffs. Everything you would expect from a T-Bird flying solo.

Column | Jos Verhagen in de ban van … Billy Boy Arnold

28 september 2020|Nieuws|

Recent tijdens het concert van The Strikes deed Big Pete een oproep om Billy Boy Arnold te eren. Zij deden dat met twee vlammende nummers van deze oude blues man. Billy Boy Arnold is een zanger gitarist en mondharmonica speler, inmiddels 84 jaar maar nog steeds onder ons. Zijn laatste wapenfeit is The Blues Soul of Billy Boy Arnold uit 2014. Begin jaren 90 maakte hij zijn zoveelste comeback, met Back where I belong een plaat vol klassieke blues, heerlijk old school. Om gehoor te geven aan de oproep van Big Pete heb ik die uit de collectie opgevist.

Derek & The Dominos – ‘Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs’ 50th Anniversary

23 september 2020|Releases|

'Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs' turns 50 this year! To celebrate, the original album has been given the luxury half-speed mastered treatment at Abbey Road Studios by Mile Showell, available on 13th November on vinyl and CD. Both the 4LP and 2CD editions feature bonus material including session outtakes, B-sides and live performances, some of which have never been released on vinyl before. The special 4LP box set also comes with a collectible 12x12 book of sleeve notes.

Recensie: Nicole Atkins – Italian Ice

23 september 2020|Recensies|

De muzikale carrière van Nicole Atkins is er een waarin nergens de gemakkelijkste weg is gekozen. De zangeres uit New Jersey wordt binnenkort 42 jaar maar ze heeft al een enorme hoeveelheid aan geestelijke bagage mee te dragen. Zoals je van de betere singer/songwriters gewend bent vormt dit dikwijls een grote bron van inspiratie die je in de muziek terug hoort. Atkins behoort zeker tot die categorie en het zijn zowaar geen kleine dingen die haar de afgelopen tijd hebben bezig gehouden. ‘Italian Ice’ is haar vijfde studio-album en het is wederom een persoonlijk werkstuk geworden waarin de luisteraar wordt meegenomen in de wereld zoals Nicole Atkins die ervaart.

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