This is a great collection of rare and hard to find tunes compiled by Jeffrey Glenn. Hundreds of odds & ends by little known groups, famous singers, and famous singers before they became famous.
It's both significant and troubling that Billy Bragg's best albums since releasing Talking with the Taxman About Poetry in 1986 were the two Mermaid Avenue volumes, in which Bragg set Woody Guthrie's unpublished lyrics to new music with Wilco serving as his collaborators and backing band, suggesting that this former one-man band suddenly needed plenty of help to communicate with his audience. Bragg sounded confident and all but unbeatable on his first few albums in the '80s, but political and creative uncertainty have dominated much of his work since then. Which is why Mr. Love & Justice is a pleasant and encouraging surprise – while hardly perfect, it's easily Bragg's best and most consistent solo effort since Don't Try This at Home, and finds him coming to terms with maturity and the changing face of the world, two bugaboos that have been dogging his muse for some time.
"God First" is the forthcoming debut studio album from Soul/Jazz musician Mr Jukes, slated to be released on July 14th, 2017 by Island Records & Universal Music Group (with CD & Vinyl to be available one week later).
The long awaited compilation CD from none other than Mr.Boogie Woogie (aka Eric-Jan Overbeek), the Hardest Working Man in Boogie Land. Awarded the title of Europe’s Best Blues Pianist, Overbeek celebrates 25 years of Boogie with this new release…