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New Arrivals - Music on CD for the week of April 29

Check out the music on CD recently added to the library's collection.


Amazon Says: Sublime early work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey a 1972 Blue Note session recorded before her work with the Mizell Brothers but a set that's done with an equally soulful s more...
Amazon Says: Sublime early work from the legendary Bobbi Humphrey a 1972 Blue Note session recorded before her work with the Mizell Brothers but a set that's done with an equally soulful sound! Bobbi's flute is out front of great arrangements from Alphonse Mouzon, Horace Ott, and Wade Marcus all of whom give the record a feel that's plenty rich, yet lean enough to let the Humphrey's sweet flute solos really take off. Original album art, notes by Pat Thomas...CD debut! less...
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Amazon Says: Hagars Song, the newest release from longtime ECM luminary Charles Lloyd, is an interactive duo recording with Jason Moran, the pianist who has been a key member of Lloyds lat more...
Amazon Says: Hagars Song, the newest release from longtime ECM luminary Charles Lloyd, is an interactive duo recording with Jason Moran, the pianist who has been a key member of Lloyds latter-day quartet, contributing to the albums Rabo de Nube (2008), Mirror (2010) and Athens Concert (2012). Hagars Song, a collection of intimacy and homage, features pieces especially dear to Lloyd, ranging from compositions by Billy Strayhorn (Pretty Girl a/k/a Star-Crossed Lovers), Duke Ellington (Mood Indigo) and George Gershwin (Bess, You Is My Woman Now) to a standard strongly associated with Billie Holiday (You ve Changed), Brian Wilsons most famous Beach Boys ballad (God Only Knows) and a Bob Dylan song definitively interpreted by the Band (I Shall Be Released). The centerpiece of the album is the title suite composed by Lloyd and dedicated to his great-great-grandmother, who was taken from her home in south Mississippi at age 10 and sold to a slave-owner in Tennessee. The release of Hagars Song comes in time to help mark Lloyds 75th birthday, on March 15, 2013. About the pieces that constitute Hagars Song, the saxophonist says: Music has always been my inspiration and consolation I hope to give the same. The songs we chose for the recording are part of the continuous thread of music that is my life. less...
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Amazon Says: People, Hell & Angels is a new album of twelve never before released Jimi Hendrix studio recordings.   This special album showcases the legendary guitarist working outside more...
Amazon Says: People, Hell & Angels is a new album of twelve never before released Jimi Hendrix studio recordings.   This special album showcases the legendary guitarist working outside of the original Jimi Hendrix Experience trio.   Beginning in 1968, Jimi Hendrix grew restless, eager to develop new material with old friends and new ensembles.   Outside the view of a massive audience that had established the Experience as rock’s largest grossing concert act and simultaneously placed two of his albums together in the US Top 10 sales chart, Jimi was busy working behind the scenes to craft his next musical statement. Earth Blues: Totally unlike the version first issued as part of Rainbow Bridge in 1971, this December 19, 1969 master take features just Hendrix, Cox and Miles—stripped down funk at its very origin. Somewhere: This newly discovered gem was recorded in March 1968 and features Buddy Miles on drums and Stephen Stills on bass.    Entirely different from any previous version fans have heard. Hear My Train A Comin’: This superb recording was drawn from Jimi’s first ever recording session with Billy Cox & Buddy Miles—the rhythm section with whom he would later record the groundbreaking album Band Of Gypsys.  Bleeding Heart: This Elmore James masterwork had long been a favorite of Jimi’s.   Recorded at the same May 1969 session as “Hear My Train A Coming,” Jimi had a firm understanding of the arrangement and tempo he desired. Before they began, Jimi instructed Cox and Miles that he wanted to establish a totally different beat than the standard arrangement.  He then kicked off this amazing rendition unlike any other he had ever attempted.  Let Me Move You: In March 1969, Jimi reached back to another old friend, saxophonist Lonnie Youngblood.   Before he was discovered by Chas Chandler in the summer of 1966, Jimi had contributed guitar for Youngblood and such infectious rhythm and blues styled singles such as “Soul Food”. This March 1969 session features Hendrix and Youngblood trading licks on this never before heard, high velocity rock and soul classic. Izabella: In the aftermath of the Woodstock festival, Jimi gathered his new ensemble, Gypsy Sun & Rainbows at the Hit Factory in August 1969 with engineer Eddie Kramer.  “Izabella” had been one of the new songs the guitarist introduced at the Woodstock festival and Jimi was eager to perfect a studio version.    This new version is markedly different from the Band Of Gypsys 45 rpm single master issued by Reprise Records in 1970 and features Larry Lee, Jimi’s old friend on rhythm guitar. Easy Blues: An edited extract of this gorgeous, free flowing instrumental was briefly issued as part of the long out of print, 1981 album Nine To The Universe.  Now nearly twice as long, fans can enjoy the dramatic interplay between Jimi, second guitarist Larry Lee, Billy Cox and drummer Mitch Mitchell. Crash Landing: Perhaps known as the title song for the controversial 1975 album that featured Hendrix master recordings posthumously overdubbed by session musicians, this April 1969 original recording has never been heard before.   Jimi is joined here by Billy Cox and drummer Rocky Isaac of the Cherry People to record this thinly veiled warning to his girlfriend Devon Wilson. Inside Out: Jimi was fascinated by the rhythm pattern which would ultimately take form as “Ezy Ryder”.  Joined here by Mitch Mitchell, Jimi recorded all of the bass and guitar parts for this fascinating song--including a dramatic lead guitar part amplified through a Leslie organ speaker. Hey Gypsy Boy: The roots of Jimi’s majestic “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)” trace themselves to this March 1969 recording.  Unlike the posthumously overdubbed version briefly issued as part of Midnight Lightning in 1975, this is original recording that features Jimi joined by Buddy Miles. Mojo Man: Jimi lends a hand to Albert & Arthur Allen, the vocalists known as the Ghetto Fighters, whom he had befriended in Harlem long before he achieved fame with the Experience.  When the two recorded this inspired, previously unreleased master at the legendary Fame Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama they took it back to Hendrix at Electric Lady Studios.  Jimi knew just what to do to elevate the recording beyond contemporary R & B to the new hybrid of rock, rhythm and blues he was celebrated for. Villanova Junction Blues: Long before his famous performance of this song at Woodstock, Jimi recorded this studio version with Billy Cox and Buddy Miles at the same May 1969 session which yielded “Hear My Train A Comin’” and “Bleeding Heart” also featured on this album.   Never fully finished, the song stands as an example of the fertile ideas he hoped to harness. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 studio from the veteran singer/songwriter and his longtime backing band. Push The Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio bas more...
Amazon Says: 2013 studio from the veteran singer/songwriter and his longtime backing band. Push The Sky Away was produced by Nick Launay and recorded at La Fabrique, a recording studio based in a 19th Century mansion in the South of France, where the walls of the main studio are lined with an immense collection of classical vinyl. Push The Sky Away is the first album on the band's own label, Bad Seed Ltd. less...
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Amazon Says: Discover your serene center within feel all tension and negative thoughts wash away as you immerse yourself in healing imagery and soothing music. Track one has a deep-guided more...
Amazon Says: Discover your serene center within feel all tension and negative thoughts wash away as you immerse yourself in healing imagery and soothing music. Track one has a deep-guided total body/mind relaxation and a process for total release of built-up tension. Track two guides you to visualize the River of Light, which cleanses your mind of harmful stress and negative thoughts. This is your personal inner retreat a place to relax, refresh, and renew your spirit. less...
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Amazon Says: 2013 two CD collection curated by the Hip Hop master. In the early '90s, The RZA, then known as Prince Rakeem, had begun making music for his then new Staten Island (aka Shaol more...
Amazon Says: 2013 two CD collection curated by the Hip Hop master. In the early '90s, The RZA, then known as Prince Rakeem, had begun making music for his then new Staten Island (aka Shaolin) based supergroup, Wu-Tang Clan. When Enter The 36 Chambers was finally released in late '93, the effect was seismic. The RZA's "awkward" combination of rugged drums and off-center loops formed the foundation of a unique sound that would inspire a whole new generation of samplists, as well as set off searches for the components of those loops. Shaolin Soul Selection: Volume 1 presents 24 original recordings - nearly 2 1/2 hours of essential soul music from the vaults of Stax Records and its subsidiary labels that inspired The RZA and the classic sound of The Wu-Tang Clan. less...
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