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The Mannish Boys-Shake For Me Review

Artist: The Mannish Boys
Title: Shake For Me
Genre: Blues
Label: Delta Groove Productions
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The Mannish Boys are less of a band and more of a royal jam session. Every big name around today in blues is (or has been) involved with the band......READ MORE...

Kirk Fletcher-My Turn Review

Artist: Kirk Fletcher
Title: My Turn
Genre: Blues
Label: Eclecto Groove Records
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It certainly is Kirk Fletcher's turn. On his third solo album, the guitarist is stepping into the spotlight after touring and guest starring for years. And he handles the spotlight with technical and vocal skill that makes you sure he's ready for it...READ MORE...

Audio Fidelity Releases Simon & Garfunkel and Deep Purple Classics On 24 Karat Gold CDs

Culver City, CA-March 23, 2010- Marshall Blonstein and Audio Fidelity has come up with another phenomenal double shot of classic music for fans of audiophile discs again...READ MORE...

Quakers on Probation-Every Living Thing Review

Artist: Quakers on Probation
Title: Every Living Thing
Genre: Rock-Pop-Country
Label: Independent
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The Quakers on Probation are an interesting blend of musicians including a veteran session man that played with everyone from Elvis to the Beach Boys and a father and son team. There is Daniel Craig senior and junior and Larry Knechtel, who passed away during the sessions, and Graig Markel...READ MORE...

Barb Jungr Releases The Men I Love-The New American Songbook CD May 11, 2010 On Jazz Label Naim

March 18, 2010-New York, New York- Barb Jungr is renowned for her unique vocal style and approach to arrangements and interpretations of a wide range of songs. When you hear her sing The Talking Heads classic track “Once In A Lifetime” on the upcoming release The Men I Love-The New American Songbook...READ MORE...

Light In August-Places Review

Artist: Light In August
Title: Places
Genre: Rock
Label: Independent
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It's unclear if Light In August's name has anything to do with the Faulkner novel of the same name, but since it's a band consisting of three guys with beards, one of which plays the flute, it probably does...READ MORE...

Olenka-Rhythms of Another Life Review

Artist: Olenka
Title: Rhythms of Another Life
Genre: World-Rock-Pop
Label: Iowa Arts Council
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Olenka was born in communist Poland and escaped with her family when she was nine. After spending time in a refugee camp in Italy her family finally settled down in New York City. While in the city, she was exposed to the cultures of Latinos, Irish, and Asians...READ MORE...

Deep Purple- Machine Head (24kt Gold) Review

Artist: Deep Purple
Title: Machine Head (24kt Gold)
Genre: Rock-Metal
Label: Audio Fidelity
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The Deep Purple classic rock-metal album Machine Head (1972) is another one of those “must have” titles regardless of how many copies or versions you have now (I have the re-mastered 2CD anniversary edition from Rhino). If you do not have this recording in your collection....READ MORE...

Simon and Garfunkel-Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (24kt Gold) Review

Artist: Simon and Garfunkel
Title: Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme (24kt Gold)
Genre: Folk-Pop
Label: Audio Fidelity
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Simon and Garfunkel were a rare duo that left an indelible impression on us when they first hit the music scene in the sixties. In 1966 Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme came out the Columbia label and it was a marvel considering that it was two men and primarily acoustic guitars...READ MORE...

John Vanore & Abstract Truth Will Make You Love Jazz on Their New Release

March 9, 2010-New York, New York- John Vanore & Abstract Truth tear things up on their second release, Curiosity, which is being rereleased in 2010. The original album was released in 1991, but this remastered edition is a must-have for jazz fans...READ MORE...

Craig Maher-Propel Review

Artist: Craig Maher
Title: Propel
Genre: Rock
Label: Shine-ON Records
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Craig Maher is a New York-based singer/songwriter/guitarist that has been gathering some momentum with a strong grassroots following emerging from the New York metro area. He has been at it for over twenty years now and with a new album titled Propel....READ MORE...

Dino Jag Releases “Calling All The Saints” Via S.O.S. Haiti Website As Free Download

March 4, 2010-Adelaide, Australia- Dino Jag is known for his clever pop and dance tunes but this year he will find his place as true philanthropist. Recently the tunesmith recorded the single “Calling All The Saints” with no other intention then adding it to his catalog of recorded works and making it available for his fans...READ MORE...

Peggy Duquesnel Sings About Love On New CD Summertime Lullaby

March 2, 2010-New York, New York- Peggy Duquesnel isn't just the director of music at her church in Los Angeles, she's also a successful jazz musician who's released seven albums. Her homey charm and inspiration shines through on her newest release, Summertime Lullaby. ...READ MORE...

Zdenko Ivanusic Quartet-Free Fall Review

Artist: Zdenko Ivanusic Quartet
Title: Free Fall
Genre: Jazz
Label: Zivaldo Records
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In late 2009 Zdenko Ivanusic, Zagreb jazz saxophonist (tenor, alto, soprano and flute) and composer, released Free Fall, his fourth album for Zivaldo Records. While not well-known in the U.S., Ivanusic has garnered well-deserved respect in Eastern Europe...READ MORE...

Donna Sammarco-Here I Am, Lord Review

Artist: Donna Sammarco
Title: Here I Am, Lord
Genre: Inspirational-Instrumental
Label: P & J Records
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Donna Sammarco's second solo piano album Here I Am, Lord is a triumph in many ways. Her strong faith and talented hands come shining through again on an all instrumental inspirational set of songs...READ MORE...

Nick Curran & The Lowlifes- Review

Artist: Nick Curran & The Lowlifes
Title: Reform School Girl
Genre: Blues
Label: Eclecto Groove Records
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If you do an online search for Nick Curran, you'll find hundreds of blogs, articles, and comments, all of which say, in one way or another, that he's a bad ass musician – and all of them are right...READ MORE...