This Anita Baker concert was shot at Constitution Hall in 1986, at the very moment when Baker was achieving huge success with her second album Rapture and defining a sound that would bring her even greater success by the end of the decade - and have a powerful impact on the radio R&B of the 1990's.
Written by LAURELL K. HAMILTON & JESSICA RUFFNER Pencils & Cover by RON LIM Wolverine vs. Anita Blake Variant Cover by RON LIM The second chapter of best-selling author Laurell K. Hamilton's thriller begins here! Vampire hunter Anita Blake has crossed the paths of the worst St. Louis has to offer--and now they want her out of the picture for good. But Anita isn't the type of person to go down without a fight...and she's going to make sure it hurts something fierce. Find out why Comic Bulletin calls the ANITA BLAKE series "Sexy...with a wicked sense of humor." --
Verve 60th Anniversary Rare Albums SHM-CD Reissue Series. Reissue with SHM-CD format. Two different sides of Verve Records in the 50s – one modern, one a bit more traditional – and both represented in live material from the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957! Side one features a stunning live performance from pianist Teddy Wilson – working in a tight trio with Milt Hinton on bass and Spec Powell on drums – and really blowing away any conceptions we might have had about Wilson being aging or flowery at the time. Instead, he's got a sharp edge and command of the keys that's amazing – and which almost seems to have a bit more bite than usual in this concert setting.