We want to keep you up to date with new music coming through our studios, so every Tuesday morning at 11, Doug Jayne, from The Last Record Store and KRCB's Connections program, sits down with morning host Brian Griffith to go over the most interesting and notable of new releases.
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This Ain't No Mouse Music! Soundtrack. We are thrilled to announce the release of a two-CD soundtrack of music from the documentary—38 tracks of soulful, raucous music from the musicians who captured the ears and heart of Arhoolie songcatcher Chris Strachwitz. The gorgeous 10" x 5 1/2" package includes a 32-page full-color book filled with pictures and notes written by Adam Machado and Mr. Chris, and a written introduction by the filmmakers. Artists featured include Big Mama Thornton, Ry Cooder, Lightning Hopkins, Mance Lipscomb, the Treme Brass Band, Fred McDowell, Big Joe Williams, Flaco Jimenez, Clifton Chenier, Lydia Mendoza, Los Alegres de Terán, the Pine Leaf Boys, Los Cenzontles, Santiago Jimenez Jr., Michael Doucet of BeauSoleil, George Lewis, Country Joe McDonald, and many more!
Primus: Primus & the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble. The definitive Primus line-up—Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and drummer Tim Alexander—is back together for this release; their first full-length studio set in nearly 20 years. "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring Gene Wilder, was very important to me as a kid and very influential to me musically. As opposed to just going in and recording the songs and playing them the way they are in the film, we twisted them up a bit, twisted them up a lot. The recording is about my early perception of the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory film," says Claypool. "The notion wasn't so much to go in and redo the soundtrack note for note as much as it was to utilize the classic elements of the music yet try to reflect some of the darker undertones of the Roald Dahl books, because when you read those books, there is an eerie and somewhat menacing aspect implied."
Jerry Garcia Band: Garcia Live Volume Five New Year's Eve 1975 performance at the Keystone in Berkeley, California. Flying under the radar, this unannounced/unadvertised performance holds the distinction as the JGB's only performance on New Year's -- an occasion typically reserved for the Grateful Dead. This performance also marks the legendary Nicky Hopkins' final performance with the Jerry Garcia. This set features 2 hours of previously unreleased music mastered from original soundboard recordings. Musicians include: John Kahn (Old and in the Way, Maria Muldaur, John Lee Hooker) - bass, Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who, The Beatles) - keyboards, Greg Errico (Sly and the Family Stone, Weather Report, David Bowie) - drums, Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead, Planet Drum) - drums & Special guests (Sets 2 & 3): Bob Weir (Grateful Dead, Ratdog, Kingfish) - guitar & Matthew Kelly (Kingfish, Ratdog) - harmonica
Billy Idol: Kings & Queens of the Underground primarily produced by Trevor Horn, with Greg Kurstin also contributing as a producer to two songs - 'Save Me Now' and the anthemic lead single, 'Can’t Break Me Down.' From punk pioneer to global superstar, William Michael Albert Broad - AKA Billy Idol - has left an indelible mark in popular music and remained a household name for over three decades. His style, music, and attitude have transcended time and trends. Billy is the original punk rocker who found a way to take that sneering punk attitude into the pop and rock mainstream, carving out songs that have lasted a lifetime
Annie Lennox: Nostalgia 2014 album from the Scottish vocalist and former member of Eurythmics and The Tourists. Annie Lennox describes NOSTALGIA as the album she has been waiting her whole life to record. Produced by Lennox and frequent collaborator Mike Stevens, the collection features hauntingly beautiful takes on iconic American songs such as 'Summertime,' 'Mood Indigo' and 'Strange Fruit.' While the album pays tribute to some of the greatest artists of the 20th century (Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Billie Holiday), the songs were also chosen for their continuing ability to resonate in the 21st century.
Neil Diamond: Melody Road The album was written and recorded mainly in Los Angeles & marks his first original studio release in six years and first on Capitol Records. Also a first for Diamond, is working with acclaimed producers Don Was (Bob Dylan, Elton John, The Rolling Stones) and Jacknife Lee (The Black Keys, U2, Taylor Swift).
Aretha Franklin: Sings the Great Diva Classics. 18 time Grammy® Award winner, Aretha Franklin, pays tribute to ten different women on this 2014 album. The songs have been re-interpreted, re-arranged and re-orchestrated; this isn’t just a covers album. Album Co-Produced by Clive Davis & Aretha Franklin. Tracks produced by Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds, Terry Hunter, Harvey Mason, Jr., Eric Kupper & André 3000, Benjamin. Ms. Franklin is back with what’s already being called her greatest album yet!