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  • Townes Van Zandt (Awaiting Repress) Townes Van Zandt (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Townes Van Zandt (Awaiting Repress)

    Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has directly influenced such singers as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. Fat Possum is proud to reissue two titles from his early career, Townes Van Zandt and Delta Momma Blues, on 180g vinyl. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific and most critically acclaimed decade, these titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Townes' career. Featuring iconic cover art designed by Milton Glaser, each is a classic in every sense of the word. These titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Possum is undertaking in conjunction with the Van Zandt estate.
    1. For the Sake of the Song
    2. Columbine
    3. Waitin' Round to Die
    4. Don't You Take It Too Bad
    5. Colorado Girl
    6. Lungs
    7. I'll Be Here in the Morning
    8. Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel
    9. (Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria
    10. None But the Rain
    Townes Van Zandt
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  • Live At The Old Quarter, Houston Texas (Awaiting Repress) Live At The Old Quarter, Houston Texas (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Live At The Old Quarter, Houston Texas (Awaiting Repress)

    Culled from Townes Van Zandt's years of independently released country-folk records, this austere collection of songs here serves, in effect, as a greatest-hits package. Van Zandt's dry, narrative wit was the source of influence for such singer-songwriters as Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, and one would be hard-pressed to find a more simple, prettier love song than If I Needed You (a hit for Emmylou Harris) or a more riveting ballad than Kathleen, both sung with focused precision. Brand New Companion shows off Van Zandt's blues-picking expertise, Talking Thunderbird Blues demonstrates his wit and one of his best creations, For the Sake of the Song shows off his poetic strength. A wonderful place to start your Townes Van Zandt fascination. This version of Live At The Old Quarter, Houston Texas comes courtesy of the Townes Van Zandt reissue series that Fat Posssum is undertaking in conjuction with the Van Zandt estate.
    1. Announcement
    2. Pancho and Lefty
    3. Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold
    4. Don't You Take It Too Bad
    5. Two Girls
    6. Fraternity Blues
    7. If I Needed You
    8. Brand New Companion
    9. White Freight Liner Blues
    10. To Live's to Fly
    11. She Came and She Touched Me
    12. Talking Thunderbird Blues
    13. Rex's Blues
    14. Nine Pound Hammer
    15. For the Sake of the Song
    16. Chauffeur's Blues
    17. No Place to Fall
    18. Loretta
    19. Kathleen
    20. Why She's Acting This Way
    21. Cocaine Blues
    22. Who Do You Love
    23. Tower Song
    24. Waitin' 'Round to Die
    25. Tecumseh Valley
    26. Lungs
    27. Only Him or Me
    Townes Van Zandt
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    Townes

    Steve Earle's new album, Townes is his highly anticipated follow up to the Grammy Award winning album Washington Square Serenade. The 15 song set is comprised of songs written by Earle's friend and mentor, the late singer-songwriter, Townes Van Zandt.


    The songs selected for Townes were the ones that meant the most to Earle and the ones he personally connected to. Some of the selections chosen were songs that Earle has played his entire career (Pancho and Lefty, Lungs, White Freightliner Blues). He learned the song (Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria directly from Van Zandt and taught himself Marie and Rake specifically to include here. Earle recorded the New York sessions solo and then added the other instruments later on in order to preserve the spirit of Van Zandt's original solo performances to the best of his recollection. The track Lungs, was produced and mixed by the Dust Brothers' John King and features Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, The Nightwatchman) on electric guitar.


    Townes Van Zandt is the best songwriter in the whole world and I'll stand on Bob Dylan's coffee table in my cowboy boots and say that. - Steve Earle

    1. Pancho and Lefty
    2. White Freightliner Blues
    3. Colorado Girl
    4. Where I Lead Me
    5. Lungs
    6. No Place To Fall
    7. Loretta
    8. Brand New Companion
    9. Rake
    10. Delta Momma Blues
    11. Marie
    12. Don't Take It Too Bad
    13. Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold
    14. (Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria
    15. To Live Is To Fly
    Steve Earle
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  • For The Sake Of The Song For The Sake Of The Song Quick View

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    For The Sake Of The Song

    Townes Van Zandt wrote songs with an uncommon grace and poetic clarity, and he sang them with a voice that was at once straightforward, eloquent and mindful of the arid beauty of his images. A decade after Van Zandt released his debut album, there would be dozens of singer/songwriters following in his footsteps, but he was a rather unusual commodity when the Jack Clement and Jim Malloy produced and arranged For the Sake of the Song was originally released in 1968.


    The 11-songs on Van Zandt's debut are all of fine quality and the emotional force with which Van Zandt delivers Quicksilver Daydreams of) Maria, Tecumseh Valley and the title tune belies the fact this was actually only his first album. On several tracks Clement and Malloy match the elusive mystery of Van Zandt's music with brilliant accompaniment especially on The Velvet Voice, the Western backdrop of I'll Be Here in the Morning, the tinkling keyboards on Sad Cinderella and the rattling percussion of Waitin' Around to Die.


    For The Sake Of The Song remains a classic debut. These songs make clear that Van Zandt's genius was already fully formed and as both a composer and a performer he was a man of rare gifts. Throughout, these gifts shine bright, and For the Sake of the Song was truly an auspicious early offering from an unparalleled musical talent.

    1. For The Sake Of The Song
    2. Tecumseh Valley
    3. Many A Fine Lady
    4. Quicksilver Daydreams Of Maria
    5. Waitin' Around To Die
    6. I'll Be There In The Morning
    7. Sad Cinderella
    8. The Velvet Voices
    9. Talkin' Karate Blues
    10. All Your Young Servants
    11. Sixteen Summers, Fifteen Falls
    Townes Van Zandt
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  • The Late Great Townes Van Zandt The Late Great Townes Van Zandt Quick View

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    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt

    The Late Great Townes Van Zandt is a 1972 studio album by Texas singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt. It was the second album that he recorded in 1972, and a follow-up to High, Low and In Between. The album includes the earliest recorded version of two of his best-known songs, Pancho and Lefty and If I Needed You. The album also included several cover songs and a re-recorded version of Sad Cinderella from his 1968 debut album. Some reviewers point to this as an indication that Van Zandt's prolific writing was beginning to slow,[4] however, this was his sixth studio album in five years. The cover songs included one song by his close friend, Guy Clark (Don't Let the Sunshine Fool Ya'), one by a major influence, Hank Williams (Honky Tonkin'), and the Lawton Williams song Fraulein. As a boy Van Zandt's father only agreed to buy him his first guitar after Van Zandt promised to learn to play Fraulein.


    The album has made several critical best of all-time lists. Stereophile included it as one of 94 honorable mentions that just missed their list of The 40 Essential Albums.

    1 No Lonesome Tune
    2 Sad Cinderella
    3 German Mustard (A Clapalong)
    4 Don't Let the Sunshine Fool Ya'
    5 Honky Tonkin'
    6 Snow Don't Fall
    7 Fraulein
    8 Pancho and Lefty
    9 If I Needed You
    10 Silver Ships of Andilar
    11 Heavenly Houseboat Blues
    Townes Van Zandt
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    Sam's Town

    Sam's Town is the second studio album by American rock band The Killers, originally released on October 2, 2006, in the United Kingdom and the following day in the United States. Regarding the album, vocalist and primary lyricist Brandon Flowers noted that he wanted to create an album that captured, chronologically, everything important that got me to where I am today. Sam's Town has sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide.
    1. Sam's Town
    2. Enterlude
    3. When You Were Young

    4. Bling (Confession of a King)
    5. For Reasons Unknown
    6. Read My Mind
    7. Uncle Jonny
    8. Bones
    9. My List
    10. This River Is Wild

    11. Why Do I Keep Counting?
    12. Exitlude
    The Killers
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  • Ghost Town Ghost Town Quick View

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    Ghost Town

    Ghost Town is the latest album from Mike Kinsella aka Owen. Kinsella is best known for his other
    bands American Football and Capn Jazz and has developed a cult following as Owen.


    Whereas previous Owen albums have been more somber affairs, touring with Capn Jazz in 2010 had a direct impact with the recording/writing of Ghost Town.


    As a result, the album features some of Owens loudest, rock-leaning moments to date -- exemplified
    by the forcefully crescendoing outro of I Believe and the screeching electric guitar solo in Everyones Asleep in the House but Me.

    1. Too Many Moons
    2. No Place Like Home

    3. O, Evelyn...

    4. I Believe

    5. The Armoire

    6. An Animal

    7. No Language

    8. Mothers Milk Breath

    9. Everyones Asleep in the House but Me
    Owen
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    Guitar Town

    A roots-rock triumph, Steve Earle's Billboard Country chart topping debut Guitar Town's title track saw Earle nominated for two Grammy awards in 1987 (Best Male Country Vocalist and Best Country Song). This version has been cut from the original masters & pressed on black 180-gram heavyweight vinyl.

    1. Guitar Town
    2. Goodbye's All We've Got Left
    3. Hillbilly Highway
    4. Good Ol' Boy (Gettin' Tough)
    5. My Old Friend the Blues
    6. Someday
    7. Think It Over
    8. Fearless Heart
    9. Little Rock 'n' Roller
    10. Down the Road
    Steve Earle
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    Rearview Town

    Jason Aldean is set to release his eighth studio album, REARVIEW TOWN, via Broken Bow Records.


    "Growing up in Macon, Georgia, I had a chance to learn about so many different styles of music," Aldean explains. "Looking back on first playing in bands as a teenager, I was just soaking everything up. A lot of that comes out on this record...where I've been, and who I am now."


    Aldean has always been akin to his fans and his new album REARVIEW TOWN is full of vignettes of life laid over electrifying rock n' roll and country sounds, building upon that history. The upcoming album follows his last three albums that each bowed at No. 1 on the all-genre Billboard 200 albums chart and all seven of his previous LPs have achieved platinum certification or better, tallying more than 15 million total album sales and 19 No. 1 hits.

    LP 1
    1. Dirt To Dust
    2. Set It Off
    3. Girl Like You
    4. You Make It Easy
    5. Gettin' Warmed Up
    6. Blacktop Gone
    7. Drowns The Whiskey (feat. Miranda Lambert)
    8. Rearview Town


    LP 2
    1. Love Me Or Don't
    2. Like You Were Mine
    3. Better At Being Who I Am
    4. I'll Wait For You
    5. Ride All Night
    6. Up In Smoke
    7. High Noon Neon

    Jason Aldean
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  • Small Town Small Town Quick View

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    Small Town

    Small Town presents guitarist Bill Frisell and bassist Thomas Morgan in a program of duets, the poetic chemistry of their playing captured live at New York's hallowed Village Vanguard. Frisell made his debut as a leader for ECM in 1983 with the similarly intimate In Line. The guitarist's rich history with the label also includes multiple recordings by his iconic cooperative trio with Paul Motian and Joe Lovano, culminating in Time and Time Again in 2007. Small Town begins with a tribute to Motian in the form of a searching, 11-minute interpretation of the late drummer's composition "It Should've Happened a Long Time Ago," the duo's counterpoint yielding a hushed power. Morgan has appeared on several ECM albums of late, as bassist of choice for Tomasz Stanko, Jakob Bro, David Virelles, Giovanni Guidi and Masabumi Kikuchi. Small Town sees Frisell and Morgan pay homage to jazz elder Lee Konitz with his "Subconscious Lee," and there are several country/blues-accented Frisell originals, including the hauntingly melodic title track. The duo caps the set with an inimitable treatment of John Barry's famous James Bond theme "Goldfinger."
    1. It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago
    2. Subconcious Lee
    3. Andrew Cyrille
    4. Wildwood Flower
    5. Small Town
    6. What A Party
    7. Poet - Pearl
    8. Goldfinger
    Bill Frisell & Thomas Morgan
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  • Chronic Town Chronic Town Quick View

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    Chronic Town

    Chronic Town established R.E.M.'s signature sound immediately, expanding the jangling riffs of their debut single, Radio Free Europe, into a full-fledged modus operandi. Recorded at Mitch Easter's Drive-In Studios, the EP has an endearingly ragged sound -- it's a garage band playing jangling pop songs, and while the music is melodic and memorable, it has an underground mentality that keeps it from sounding conventional. Their songwriting is distinctive, with Gardening at Night, Wolves, Lower, and Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars) ranking as early classics.
    1. Wolves, Lower
    2. Gardening At Night
    3. Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
    4. 1,000,000
    5. Stumble
    R.E.M.
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  • Ghost Town Ghost Town Quick View

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    Ghost Town

    Special Limited Edition 12 vinyl from the only ska band that mattered, The Specials. Features the all time classics Ghost Town, A Message To You Rudy and Gangsters plus demo recordings of the tracks Simmer Down and Rude Boy Gone To Jail.
    1. Man At C&A
    2. Message To You Rudy
    3. Rude Boy's Outta Jail
    4. Leave It Out
    5. You're Wondering Now
    6. Running Away
    7. Ghost Town
    8. It's You
    9. Gangsters
    10. Simmer Down (Demo)
    11. Too Hot
    12. Rude Boy Gone To Jail (Demo)
    The Specials
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  • Salvation Town Salvation Town Quick View

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    Salvation Town


    Limited Audiophile Pressing by RTI


    Deluxe Gatefold Package


    Salvation Town, the surprising and powerful solo debut by Jonny Two Bags,
    guitarist for the Southern California punk rock institution Social Distortion,
    defies expectations at every turn. Produced by David Kalish, noted for his long
    association with Rickie Lee Jones, at his Redstar Studio in Los Angeles, the
    album features 10 striking original songs written by Jonny Two Bags, a.k.a.
    Jonny Wickersham.


    A diverse array of talent that spans the musical spectrum
    was enlisted for the recording. Jackson Browne shares vocals with Wickersham
    on "Then You Stand Alone," while David Lindley, whose guitar work graced
    several of Browne's classic '70s albums, contributes to four tracks. Los Lobos'
    multi-instrumentalist David Hidalgo and his sons David Jr. and Vincent join in
    on "Wayward Cain" and super-sideman Greg Leisz (Lucinda Williams, Eric
    Clapton, k.d. lang, Dave Alvin) also appears on guitar. The drum chair is filled
    by Pete Thomas, a mainstay of Elvis Costello's bands. Wickersham's colleagues in Social Distortion, keyboardist Danny McGough
    and bassist Brent Harding, join on a few tracks while Austin accordion luminary Joel Guzman and bassist/punk kingpin Zander
    Schloss (Weirdos, Circle Jerks, Thelonious Monster) round out the lineup.

    1. One Foot In The Gutter
    2. Avenues
    3. Then You Stand Alone
    4. Clay Wheels
    5. Forlorn Walls
    6. Wayward Cain
    7. Ghosts
    8. Hope Dies Hard
    9. Alone Tonight
    10. The Way It Goes
    Jonny Two Bags
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  • Sam's Town Sam's Town Quick View

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    Sam's Town

    The LP comes in a clear plastic cover
    Sam's Town
    Enterlude
    When You Were Young
    Bling (Confession Of A King)
    For Reasons Unknown
    Read My Mind
    Uncle Johnny
    Bones
    My List
    This River Is Wild
    Why Do I Keep Counting?
    Exitlude
    The Killers
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  • At Town Hall At Town Hall Quick View

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    At Town Hall

    Import


    180 gram vinyl re-pressing of Nina's 1959 live album, includes an extra live track He Needs Me that was recorded at Town Hall, New York Sept. 12th, 1959.

    1. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
    2. Exactly Like You
    3. The Other Woman
    4. Under the Lowest
    5. You Can Have Him
    6. Summertime (Instrumental)
    7. Summertime
    8. Cotten Eyed Joe
    9. Return Home
    10. Wild is the Wind
    11. Fine and Mellow
    12. He Needs Me
    Nina Simone
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  • At Town Hall At Town Hall Quick View

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    At Town Hall

    A rarity in pianist Thelonious Monk's recorded output, At Town Hall captures the idiosyncratic genius in concert with a large ensemble featuring a star-studded cast, including trumpeter Donald Byrd, trombonist Eddie Bert, altoist Phil Woods, tenor saxophonist Charlie Rouse, and baritonist Pepper Adams,
    among others. The 1959 Town Hall concert was a major success and one of only two recorded performances of Monk in a large group setting. Highlights
    include original arrangements by Hall Overton and Monk's stylish, impressionistic soloing throughout. A truly unique date, and one that fans of Monk
    should not hesitate to pick up, this classic LP is now available on vinyl.
    1. Thelonious
    2. Friday The 13th
    3. Monk's Mood
    4. Little Rootie Tootie
    5. Off Minor
    6. Crepuscule With Nellie
    The Thelonious Monk Orchestra
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    Man About Town

    Man About Town is the fourth full-length record from Grammy nominated recording artist, Mayer Hawthorne.


    On Man About Town, Hawthorne is back to handling the lion's share of production. He also played damn near every instrument on the album and penned every track. His songwriting pulls from his life and observations; his heartache and joy. Sometimes it's groovy, other times he's vulnerable and sincere. It's the shit people listen to when they wanna get drunk and stoned and sentimental. The reason? Mayer Hawthorne stays making that timeless, soulful, baby-making music.

    1. Man About Town
    2. Cosmic Love
    3. Book of Broken Hearts
    4. Breakfast In Bed
    5. Lingerie & Candlewax
    6. Fancy Clothes
    7. The Valley
    8. Love Like That
    9. Get You Back
    10. Out Of Pocket
    Mayer Hawthorne
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    Town Hall Party 1958

    Just turned 21 and beautiful beyond words, Wanda Jackson ripped through a red-hot, live Town Hall Party rockabilly session in 1958 that helped define the parameters of this raw, young music. Discovered singing on an Oklahoma radio station only two years earlier by honky-tonk recording star Hank Thompson and encouraged to cut loose musically by genre superstar/touring partner (and onetime boyfriend) Elvis Presley, Jackson was a perfect fit for Town Hall Party, the Los Angeles-based TV show that had already welcomed sets by rockin' luminaries Gene Vincent, Carl Perkins and Eddie Cochran. Backed by old friend and King of the Strings guitarist Joe Maphis, Jackson was in her element for the Town Hall Party session, tearing into Mean, Mean Man, a career-defining tune she'd recorded only a few months earlier. Highlights of Jackson's set also include Rock Your Baby, her current Capitol Records single, and Alone (With You), a Faron Young chart-topper, as well as her show-stopping finale, Jackson roaring through Hard Headed Woman, a scorcher from Elvis' current movie, King Creole. Jackson would soon become a substantial force on the country music charts, specializing in aching, honky tonk ballads for the rest of her career. Still touring today to rabid fan reaction, Jackson has never forgotten her red-hot rockabilly roots. And no live session ever caught Wanda Jackson as wild and rocking as she was on Town Hall Party in 1958, now available on Sundazed's high-definition, ten-inch vinyl.
    1. Town Hall Party Intro
    2. Mean, Mean Man
    3. Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
    4. Rock Your Baby
    5. Town Hall Party Intro
    6. Alone with You
    7. Queen for a Day
    8. Hard Headed Woman
    Wanda Jackson
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  • Hollywood Town Hall Hollywood Town Hall Quick View

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    Hollywood Town Hall

    Hollywood Town Hall found a finely balanced point -- accessible enough for should-have-been success but bowing to no trends. Olson and Louris' great
    harmonies that are the core of things, giving songs like Crowded in the Wings and Settled Down Like Rain a high-and-lonesome sparkle.
    1. Waiting For the Sun
    2. Crowded In the Wings
    3. Clouds
    4. Two Angels
    5. Take Me With You (When You Go)
    6. Sister Cry
    7. Settled Down Like Rain
    8. Wichita
    9. Nevada, California
    10. Martin's Song
    The Jayhawks
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    Sundown Heaven Town (Deluxe)

    McGraw takes us back to that place with Sundown Heaven Town, his thirteenth studio album (and second release for Big Machine Records).


    I picture a little town, like the one I grew up in, he says of the album's picturesque title. It's late in the afternoon. Sunset. Maybe some kids are playing baseball, and their family members are in the stands. You're at the point where the working week has given way to the weekend. That's my idea of sundown in heaven town.


    Sundown Heaven Town pays tribute to those two decades, putting a new stamp on all of the sounds the revved-up country rockers, the nostalgic ballads, the down-home numbers that have made McGraw one of the best-selling country artists of the modern era.


    From the banjo riff that kicks off the opening track, Overrated, to the digital percussion that pushes Lookin' for that Girl into pop-influence territory, Sundown Heaven Town mixes the old with the new, the rustic with the modern, the organic with the electric. It's a country record, in other words... with all the twists and turns we've come to expect from someone who's been at the top of the genre since 1994.


    This album is very encompassing of everything that I've done in my career, McGraw explains. It's a good microcosm of what my 20 years in music has been. You can hear parts of my career throughout all these songs, as well as the future and where my music is headed.


    Sundown Heaven Town also shines a light on the family, friends, and collaborators who've played roles in McGraw's career. His first cousin, Catherine Dunn, joins him on Diamonds Rings and Old Barstools, a classic-sounding country ballad about love on the rocks. His wife of 18 years, Faith Hill, lends her award-winning vocals to Meanwhile Back at Mama's, which doubles as the album's first chart-topper. Longtime friend Kid Rock makes an appearance, too, raising a rootsy ruckus on the bonus track Lincoln Continentals and Cadillacs.


    I love being able to collaborate with great people, he says. To be in a place in your career where you can call up somebody like Keith Urban or Kid Rock and ask them to play or sing on a song with you, and they do it... How cool is that?


    Several months before the album's release, McGraw launched the Sundown Heaven Town 2014 Tour, giving the singer a chance to perform some of the album's songs long before they hit stores. After spending countless summers on the road McGraw knew that his new songs deserved to be heard not only on the radio, or in a pair of fans' earbuds, but on stage. After all, there's an immediacy to Sundown's faster tunes, an anthemic vibe that owes just as much to the amphitheater as the honky tonk.


    A family man and devoted husband, McGraw also shines a light on his softer side with tracks like Words are Medicine and Portland, Maine. He recorded his vocal parts for the latter song in just 10 minutes. The result is a wounded, wistful ballad, driven forward not by a drumbeat, but an acoustic guitar. McGraw may look larger than life while standing onstage... but when he sings about heartache, he sounds just as vulnerable as the rest of us. Maybe that's why he considers Portland, Maine one of the album's best songs, a difficult distinction to make on a record that spawned three hit singles before the album's release.


    From start to finish, Sundown Heaven Town tips its cowboy hat to the traditions of country music, then tosses a some new ingredients into the mix. The result is a melting pot of everything Tim McGraw does best. It's a country album for 2014, anchored by a fondness for the genre and the desire to push it into uncharted territory. More than anything else, it's proof that artists can sound contemporary without chasing after current trends. After all, trends don't last but songs do. Especially songs like these.

    1. Overrated
    2. City Lights
    3. Shotgun Rider
    4. Dust
    5. Diamond Rings and Old Barstools with Catherine Dunn
    6. Words Are Medicine
    7. Sick Of Me
    8. Meanwhile Back At Mama's feat. Faith Hill

    9. Keep On Truckin'
    10. Last Turn Home

    11. Portland, Maine
    12. Lookin' For That Girl
    13. Still On The Line (No Ghost Ending)
    14. Lincoln Continentals and Cadillacs duet with Kid Rock
    15. Kids Today
    16. I'm Feelin' You
    17. The View
    18. Black Jacket
    Tim McGraw
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    Nina At Town Hall

    One of Nina Simone's finest recordings, this 1959 Colpix LP features the unique singer/pianist performing classic versions of 'Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair,' 'The Other Woman,' and 'Wild Is the Wind.' With supportive work from bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Al 'Tootie' Heath, she also sounds fine on a few instrumentals. 'Summertime' is performed twice, once as a vocal. From the start of her career, Nina Simone carved out her own unique niche, meshing together her classical piano technique with folk singing, civil rights protest lyrics and jazz. All of those elements are in evidence on this highly recommended set. Original artwork.
    1. Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
    2. Exactly Like You
    3. The Other Woman
    4. Under the Lowest
    5. You Can Have Him
    6. Summertime
    7. Summertime
    8. Cotten Eyed Joe
    9. Return Home
    10. Wild is the Wind
    11. Fine and Mellow
    Nina Simone
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    Big Smoke London Town

    The Dustaphonics occupy the space where the talented few, committed and bright, stick to their guns'. Some groups are capable of doing things more intensely than others. The Dustaphonics is a group that knows how to grab your attention and get people dancing. The music is a fantastic mash-up that details their musical influences, from booze-soaked 1950s rhythm and blues, vintage stomping 'buttshaker' soul, '60s garage rock and british beat / r&b, Vegas lounge, sleazy grind instrumentals and surf guitar. And the whole deal is sealed and delivered with the spirit of '70s punk. Although the influences are vintage, there is something remarkably and distinctively fresh and progressive about their songs that takes the music beyond simple imitation and infuses it with tremendous energy and passion.
    1. The Message
    2. When You Gonna Learn
    3. Big Smoke London Town
    4. Grand Prix
    5. Ride on Louisiana Red
    6. Rockin Boogaloo
    7. Don't Let the Devil Drive
    8. Your Car
    9. Back to Mono
    10. Fire Dance
    11. Mojo Yar Bones
    12. Flesh & Blood
    The Dustaphonics
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    Small Town Heroes (Awaiting Repress)

    In 2014, Hurray for the Riff Raff release 'Small Town Heroes,' its debut for ATO Records. The album finds frontwoman Alynda Lee Segarra -
    who settled in New Orleans after leaving her native Bronx at age 17.


    Produced by Segarra and engineered by Andrija Tokic (Alabama Shakes), 'Small Town Heroes' features twelve new, original songs all written or cowritten
    by Segarra, with support from a vivid cast of Crescent City musicians.


    NPR has said that Hurray for the Riff Raff sweeps across eras and genres with grace and grit," never more so than on 'Small Town Heroes.' On the
    hedonist country lament "I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)" Segarra sings to a forbidden love "I'll feed you watermelon off the vine," while on "The
    Body Electric she exposes the misogyny of the traditional murder ballad, and warns Delia's gone, but I'm settling the score.


    Ultimately though, many of the songs embody that most magical and fated of American cities, New Orleans. Segarra bears witness to a wave of violence
    that struck the St. Roch neighborhood in St. Roch Blues; yearns for a night at BJ's Bar in the Bywater in Crash on the Highway; and sings of her own
    Lower Ninth Ward home in End of the Line.


    'Small Town Heroes' follows Hurray for the Riff Raff's self-released 2012 album 'Look Out Mama,' which led to a performance at the Newport Folk
    Festival, and praise from Mojo, which compared Segarra to "a soulful, young Loretta Lynn," and The New York Times which hailed the group as part of
    the loosely cohered movement of younger musicians embracing and reframing American roots music, giving it a polish of currency but otherwise leaving
    its bones intact.

    1. Blue Ridge Mountain
    2. Crash on the Highway
    3. Good Time Blues (An Outlaw's Lament)
    4. End of the Line
    5. The New SF Bay Blues
    6. The Body Electric
    7. No One Else
    8. St. Roch Blues
    9. Levon's Dream
    10. I Know It's Wrong (But That's Alright)
    11. Small Town Heroes
    12. Forever Is Just a Day
    Hurray For The Riff Raff
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    Trouble Is A Lonesome Town

    THRIFTSTORE MASTERPIECE is a revolving music collective devoted to paying homage to the
    underdog records of years past. The debut album revisits Lee Hazlewood's 1963 lost classic Trouble
    Is A Lonesome Town and features Pete Yorn, Frank Black (Pixies), Isaac Brock (Modest Mouse),
    Courtney Taylor-Taylor (The Dandy Warhols), Eddie Argos (Art Brut), the late Larry Norman and more.


    In 1963, Lee Hazlewood released his debut album Trouble is a Lonesome Town to little fanfare. It
    was a collection of solo acoustic songs stitched together with a narrative that described life in a
    fictional small town inhabited by outlaws, thieves, and down-and-out laborers. The album was hokey,
    but hip. Corny, but cool. It evoked a bygone era of pastoral American towns and their sometimes seedy underbellies, somewhat like a darker version of the Andy Griffith Show or a more sinister
    Prairie Home Companion. More importantly, it was a fully realized concept album that predated
    the trend that is so common in today' s music world. Hazlewood had originally intended the songs
    as demos for his publisher, in hopes that other artists might someday record them. A half century
    later, the music collective known as THRIFTSTORE MASTERPIECE has done exactly that.


    Producer I band leader Charles Normal explains I first came across the record around the turn of the
    millennium while living in Oslo, Norway. I found it in a secondhand junk shop and it struck a nostalgic
    note somewhere within me. It made me homesick for the panoply of Americana I had experienced
    while slumming it in the Southwestern border towns and California desert whistle stops I drifted
    through when I first started playing music on the road. The record didn't leave my turntable for
    months. Years later, I started to envision the record as a more orchestrated statement and began
    recording the basic tracks in my studio.


    My brother, singer Larry Norman, lent his voice to a couple of the tracks, but when he passed away
    from a heart attack in 2008 I fell into a deep funk and put the project on the back burner. I couldn't
    bring myself to harmonize with his vocals ... it was just too emotional to deal with. It wasn't until much
    later, prompted in part by Isaac Brock, that I dusted off the tapes and hard drives and began to finish
    it. I went through my address book and started calling friends who happened to be in possession of
    great voices to see if they were interested in joining in.

    1. Long Black Train - featuring Frank Black
    2. Ugly Brown -featuring Larry Norman
    3. Son Of A Gun- featuring Frank Black
    4. We All Make The Flowers Grow- featuring Kristin Blix
    5. Run Boy Run - featuring Frank Black
    6. Six Feet Of Chain- featuring Pete Yorn
    7. The Railroad- featuring Isaac Brock
    8. Look At That Woman - featuring Courtney Taylor-Taylor
    9. Peculiar Guy- featuring Eddie Argos
    1 0. Trouble Is A Lonesome Town - featuring Larry Norman
    Thriftstore Masterpiece
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