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Audio Fidelity Releases Alice Cooper and Joe Walsh Classic Albums In 24 Karat Gold

December 17, 2009-Culver City, CA- Marshall Blonstein and Audio Fidelity has released another double shot of rock classics on their 24-karat gold series of limited editions......READ MORE...

Alice Cooper-Love It To Death (24 Karat Gold) Review

Artist: Alice Cooper
Title: Love It To Death (24 Karat Gold)
Genre: Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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Love It To Death (1971) was the beginning of a long run of successful major label releases for Alice Cooper. This being their first major label release after Pretties For You (1969) and Easy Action (1970) got them enough attention to kick start their career...READ MORE...

Erin Hunt-Meet me in the Middle Review

Artist: Erin Hunt
Title: Meet me in the Middle
Genre: R&B/Soul
Label: Independent
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In a music industry that seems to be moving ever closer to being taken over by synthesizers and electronic backing, anything that breaks away and has a sound of its own is a welcome change...READ MORE...

Joe Walsh-The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (24 Karat Gold) Review

Artist: Joe Walsh
Title: The Smoker You Drink, The Player You Get (24 Karat Gold)
Genre: Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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Now here is an album I have not heard in a long time and it happens to be one of my all time favorites. I had the vinyl version when it first came out and distinctly remember playing it several times a week...READ MORE...

Antoinette Montague Releases Behind The Smile On In The Groove Label

New York, New York-December 16, 2009- Newark New Jersey native Antoinette Montague has come of age with her upcoming release Behind The Smile on In The Groove, distributed through Allegro Music. The album is set for release February 9, 2010....READ MORE...

Guitarist Dean Shoultz Releases Debut CD All The Pretty Horses

New Orleans, LA - December 15, 2009- Louisiana native Dean Shoultz grew up in the heart of Cajun country. As a 12-year-old boy and his spanking new guitar from Sears, he could not resist the sounds that guitar legend Eddie Van Halen was producing...READ MORE...

22nd Century-The Twenty Second Century Review

Artist: 22nd Century
Title: The Twenty Second Century
Genre: Punk-Pop
Label: Independent
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Canadian power-rock trio 22nd Century is fronted by Tim Plommer(guitarist/vocalist) with Duane Chaos (bass /vocals) and Glen Gauphaum (drums) to round out the lineup and make up one complete juggernaut firing off on all cylinders...READ MORE...

The Reese Project Eastern Standard Time Due In Early January 2010 On In The Groove Records

New York, New York-December 8, 2009- 2010 is going to be a good year for jazz. With a bevy of new releases lining up already there is one that is already garnering its share of attention. The Reese Project’s new recording Eastern Standard Time is set to drop January 5, 2010 on In the Groove Records...READ MORE...

Jackie Ryan-Doozy Review

Artist: Jackie Ryan
Title: Doozy
Genre: Jazz-Latin
Label: OpenArt Records
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As with many words in the English language Doozy has a dual meaning. In the case of the new Jackie Ryan release with the same name it is without a doubt a positive connotation...READ MORE...

Eddie Allen and His Jazzy Brass For The Holidays Released On DBCD Label

December 4, 2009-New York, New York- Eddie Allen has been busy this year and what better way to conclude it than to release some holiday jazz...READ MORE...

New CD From Daniel Smith Blue Bassoon Due On Summit Records January 2010

New York, New York-December 1, 2009- The New York Daily News says that Daniel Smith is the greatest bassoon player of his generation. That says it all coming from a publication in a city that serves as the hotbed of jazz for a worldwide audience...READ MORE...

Morada Vision Releases Two Sought After Soupy Sales DVDs

December 1, 2009-Culver City, CA- The popularity of comedian Soupy Sales has never waned or lost its appeal to audiences that were part of the TV age in the sixties and seventies and beyond......READ MORE...

Rod Stewart-Never A Dull Moment-24 Karat Gold Review

Artist: Rod Stewart
Title: Never A Dull Moment-24 Karat Gold
Genre: Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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I always loved the early Rod Stewart and when he was with The Faces. The music was gritty to suit his voice and it was all so pure. After Stewart reached mega superstardom things changed and mainly his sound ultimately paid the price...READ MORE...

John Mayall With Eric Clapton-Blues Breakers-24 Karat Gold Review

Artist: John Mayall With Eric Clapton
Title: Blues Breakers-24 Karat Gold
Genre: Blues
Label: Audio Fidelity
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The Blues Breakers was Eric Clapton’s first step to his soon to be iconic status. People were writing “Clapton Is God” on walls already and he was just getting started. This album will help you understand why he ascended to this lofty status...READ MORE...

Dean Shoultz-All The Pretty Horses Review

Artist: Dean Shoultz
Title: All The Pretty Horses
Genre: Rock-Instrumental
Label: Prime Time Music
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The name Dean Shoultz may not ring a bell or be mentioned in the same sentence as a Satriani or Vai but his music is close to being on par with those artists. The instrumental assault of the six-string is well documented...READ MORE...

Arthur Adams-Stomp The Floor Review

Artist: Arthur Adams
Title: Stomp The Floor
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Music
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Arthur Adams may come as a surprise to some folks that enjoy the blues. He is not a household name like his idol B.B. King but you will soon find out that his talent rivals anyone that is playing the blues today...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Blues Breakers and Rod Stewart Albums in 24 Karat Gold CDs

November 18, 2009-Culver City, CA- England gave rock music some legendary performers and many are household names such as Eric Clapton and Rod Stewart......READ MORE...

Arthur Adams Releases Stomp The Floor On Delta Groove Music

Hollywood, CA-November 17, 2009- When B.B. King told Arthur Adams “I love the spirit in your guitar playing,” you knew that the bluesman was on his way......READ MORE...

MandoMorphosis-2010 Review

Artist: MandoMorphosis
Title: 2010
Genre: Country-Progressive Bluegrass
Label: Independent
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Admittedly I was a bit skeptical when I took one look at the title of this CD and its funky cover. I have always enjoyed the mandolin and respected great players like David Grisman, who put out an album in 1982 titled Mondo Mando which leads one to believe there is a connection somehow...READ MORE...

Groder & Greene Release Free Jazz Album on Latham Records

November 4, 2009-New York, New York- Free or modern progressive jazz can take many forms but for seasoned artists like trumpet /flugel horn player Brian Groder and pianist Burton Greene the outcome is always definitive and enduring...READ MORE...

Savannah Jo Lack-Knitting Songs Review

Artist: Savannah Jo Lack
Title: Knitting Songs
Genre: Alternative Rock
Label: Independent
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Savannah Jo Lack is a San Francisco transplant via Australia It was not hard for the artist to fit into the rich culture and music scene in a city know for embracing any artist willing to explore...READ MORE...

Dino Jag Releases Previously Unreleased Tracks From The Demo Vault

Adelaide, Australia-October 27, 2009- Dino Jag has made his mark dating back to 1995 when he was the lead vocalist for the band Stolen Waters. Since then his development as a recording artist has been on a steady incline and recognition for his work and projects with icons such as Sir Paul McCartney have been well documented...READ MORE...

Dino Jag-From The Demo Vault (Previously Unreleased) Review

Artist: Dino Jag
Title: From The Demo Vault (Previously Unreleased)
Genre: Pop-Dance
Label: House of Wow
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Dino Jag has decided to cut loose those great tracks that have been on shelf for a while. And why not? After all the dude can sing a tune and make music that sounds great around all of the lyrics so it makes sense....READ MORE...

Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping (24kt Gold) Review

Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Title: Second Helping (24kt Gold)
Genre: Southern Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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Look no further than Second Helping to experience vintage Lynyrd Skynrd. The current version of the band is a weak facsimile that probably has Ronnie Van Zant rolling in his grave....READ MORE...

Dark Star Line-Black Opus Review

Artist: Dark Star Line
Title: Black Opus
Genre: Rock-Electronic
Label: Independent
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Dark Star Line is an alternative rock project headed up by William Dyson. Black Opus consists of eleven tracks mainly of instrumental guitar flourishes peppered with slices of electronica...READ MORE...

Kristina Releases Eclectic Jazz Recording Offshore Echoes On Patios Records

New York, New York-October 14, 2007- Muliti cultural jazz vocalist Kristina will release Offshore Echoes on Patios Records October 15, 2009. Kristina completes an astounding achievement with Offshore Echoes by offering jazz listeners her own eclectic interpretations of classic compositions...READ MORE...

Noteborn Music Company Is Accepting Submissions Until December 21st

October 13, 2009-Ann Arbor, Michigan-Noteborn Music Company is looking for new cutting edge music of all genres to license to feature films and television...READ MORE...

Yes-90125 24kt Gold Review

Artist: Yes
Title: 90125 24kt Gold
Genre: Rock-Pop
Label: Audio Fidelity
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What was there not to like about this album? 90125 had all the elements of rock and pop including plentiful hooks. Although this was not the defining moment for Yes it definitely was a band totally reinventing itself for a new audience...READ MORE...

Jazz Singer/Songwriter Halie Loren Wins Just Plain Folks 2009 “Best Vocal Jazz Album” Award

Eugene, Oregon-October 7, 2009- Halie Loren has made her mark in Indie music over the years with several highly acclaimed releases. Most recently the jazz singer and songwriter was awarded for her excellence in both vocals and recording...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Lynyrd Skynyrd “Second Helping” and Yes “90125” CDs In 24 Karat Gold

October 6, 2009--Culver City, CA- Marshall Blonstein and his Audio Fidelity imprint, a leading reissue label, has announced they will release two more classic rock albums on October 13th...READ MORE...

Mike Zito-Pearl River Review

Artist: Mike Zito
Title: Pearl River
Genre: Blues-Rock
Label: Eclecto Groove
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Mike Zito’s fifth album Pearl River and second on Eclecto Groove Records, continues to give more credibility to his viability as a major artist playing blues rock...READ MORE...

Charito Meets Michel Legrand Watch What Happens CD Set for Release on CT Music

New York, New York-September 29, 2009- Charito continues to find her way into the hearts of her peers and fans by continually releasing recordings with impressive collaborations...READ MORE...

The Dangling Success-City Life Review

Artist: The Dangling Success
Title: City Life
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Electric Reels
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The Dangling Success is an all-instrumental smooth jazz band that maintains a steady groove throughout their recent release City Life. Rather than focusing on the negative aspects of living in the city the band’s view is one that is positive and alluring as shown on the cover....READ MORE...

Swampdawamp-Rock This Country Review

Artist: Swampdawamp
Title: Rock This Country
Genre: Rock-Country-Blues
Label: Big Penny Entertainment
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Swampdawamp keeps on rolling along on their third release Rock This Country. I have always enjoyed this band’s brand of rock-country and blues influenced music....READ MORE...

Pretenders-Pretenders 24kt Gold Review

Artist: Pretenders
Title: Pretenders
Genre: Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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The Pretenders recorded output in the studio is not extensive considering their self titled debut was released in 1980. One thing they did do when they released an album was to make sure it counted...READ MORE...

Tim Miller-Sessions Lamar Review

Artist: Tim Miller
Title: Sessions Lamar
Genre: Rock
Label: Latch Records
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After releasing the critically acclaimed Adelaide (we liked it) Tim follows up with a 5 track EP titled Sessions Lamar...READ MORE...

Alice Cooper-Killer Review

Artist: Alice Cooper
Title: Killer
Genre: Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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The king of shock rock Alice Cooper, formerly Vincent Damon Furnier, the son of a minister, is a legend of rock synonymous with music and strong elements of theater...READ MORE...

SwampDaWamp Release Latest CD Rock This Country

September 15, 2009-Hollywood, CA- Country fried rockers SwampDaWamp (pronounced swamp duh wamp) from Charlotte, NC unfold their much anticipated 3rd independent release this week (2nd full length) Rock This Country available now in most major digital retail outlets and in physical form at www.SwampDaWamp.com...READ MORE...

Craig Rayburn-Coyote Review

Artist: Craig Rayburn
Title: Coyote
Genre: Country
Label: Corralitos Creek Music
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Craig Rayburn's latest release, Coyote is a retrospective slice of folk-influenced country music. Working with multi-award winning singer songwriter Keith Greeninger, the album combines country, folk, and rock elements to produce songs that embody anecdotal depictions of everyday life...READ MORE...

Bill Ortiz-From Where I Stand Review

Artist: Bill Ortiz
Title: From Where I Stand
Genre: Jazz-Urban/R&B-Neo-Soul
Label: Tangent Records
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Trumpet player Bill Ortiz offers up a melting pot of jazz, rhythm and blues, soul, and a twist on rap that would convert any non believer in the genre...READ MORE...

K-Maxx-The Whole Woo Wop Review

Artist: K-Maxx
Title: The Whole Woo Wop
Genre: Hip Hop
Label: Arielle Records
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With two acclaimed underground albums under his belt, Bay area rapper K-Maxx released his third effort, The Whole Woo Wop at the tail end of 2008. Woo Wop, which is slang for “all encompassing,” references the experiences the up and coming rapper has lived through in the last few years...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Classic Alice Cooper and The Pretenders Recordings in 24 Karat Gold CDs

September 9, 2009-Culver City, CA- Marshall Blonstein and his specialty label Audio Fidelity are making 2009 a memorable year by releasing a steady flow of classic rock releases. On September 1, 2009 the imprint officially released Alice Cooper Killer and The Pretenders self titled release in their popular 24 Karat Gold limited edition format...READ MORE...

John Lefebvre-Psalngs Review

Artist: John Lefebvre
Title: Psalngs
Genre: Folk-Country
Label: Northstar Entertainment
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John Lefebvre is retired lawyer turned musician. I have a met few of those over the years. They get to the point where the system and law takes its toll and then the career is over. Lefebvre finally got in the position where he was comfortable enough to make the change and be able to survive...READ MORE...

James Moody and Kenny Barron Release “ 4A” on IPO Recordings

New York, New York-September 3, 2009- Respected and versatile saxophone player James Moody has collaborated with legendary pianist Kenny Barron on a recent offering on the IPO Recordings imprint titled 4A...READ MORE...

The Doors-Morrison Hotel Review

Artist: The Doors
Title: Morrison Hotel
Genre: Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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How can you forget a song like “Roadhouse Blues”? As a matter of fact how is it possible to ever discount the continued impact of a band like The Doors after all these years? Their influence remains apparent in much of the new music you hear today....READ MORE...

New Day Dawn-The Company We Keep Review

Artist: New Day Dawn
Title: The Company We Keep
Genre: Rock
Label: Botti Parts Records
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New Day Dawn is rock-pop outfit fronted by singer/songwriter/musician Dawn Botti. The lineup includes Botti (vocals, guitar, and keyboards), Gary Szczecino (drums), Patrick J. Angeloni (guitar) and Rob Choe (bass)...READ MORE...

Eddie Allen and The Aggregation Release Groove’s Mood

New York, New York-August 25, 2009- Eddie Allen is a trumpeter, composer, arranger; and author-certainly one of the more versatile musicians on the New York jazz scene. Because of his versatility contemporaries will call upon him for his talent to play everything from jazz big band, R&B/Pop, Latin, to symphonic to Broadway...READ MORE...

Saro Tribastone-Viento De Siroco Review

Artist: Saro Tribastone
Title: Viento De Siroco
Genre: World-Fusion
Label: Independent
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Italian born Saro Tribastone was given the gift of a guitar when he was six years old. From that moment in time Saro fell under its spell and has turned a lifelong passion into music to share with the world...READ MORE...

The Doors-The Soft Parade Review

Artist: The Doors
Title: The Soft Parade
Genre: Classic Rock
Label: Audio Fidelity
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The warm, crisp, clear sound of the Audio Fidelity 24 karat gold CDs make your ears happy. The Doors are now part of their catalog of offerings.The classic The Soft Parade broke new ground for The Doors and rock music as a whole by orchestrating some of their songs...READ MORE...

Skip-Dawg-We Will Rise Review

Artist: Skip-Dawg
Title: We Will Rise
Genre: Rap
Label: N.B. Music Management
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Skip-Dawg seems like an unaffected moniker for an east coast rapper with such an impressive list of credentials to his name. In addition to releasing a total of four studio albums, he is also an Ivy League university graduate at the tender age of 20...READ MORE...