CD of the Week

Each week KRCB recommends an album we have some to love and hope you do as well.

Mavis Staples "If All I Was Was Black"

Nov 16, 2017

History.  Mavis Staples has lived it. Recalling her early years touring with her family as the Staple Singers, she experienced the Jim Crow South, the danger and prejudice, and although the band carried the torch during the Civil Rights movement, she says "We are still in it."

Ten new songs, written and produced once again by Jeff Tweedy (WIlco) with three co-written by Mavis, "If All I Was Was Black" is a powerful funky testament to an American treasure.

September 29, 2017: 

The Lone Star-bred collective, The Texas Gentlemen, takes its cues from some of the iconic acts of the past — the quicksilver brilliance of The Wrecking Crew and Bob Dylan’s one-time backers The Band are the most obvious examples.

September 15, 2017

Bruce Cockburn: Bone on Bone  

 August 18, 2017 - 

Not Dark Yet was recorded in Los Angeles in the summer of 2016. The album provides a potent look at the sisters' individual and collective artistry through eclectic song choices from writers ranging from the Louvin Brothers, Nick Cave, Kurt Cobain, and back to Jessie Colter. Shelby and Allison wrap their arms around the past, plant their feet in the present, and nod toward what's around the bend with a co-written 'Is It Too Much' to close out the ten-song set.

August 11, 2017

David Rawlings: Poor David's Almanack on CD (on LP in a few weeks)  

August 4, 2017  

Randy Newman: Dark Matter on CD  

July 21, 2017

Chris Robinson Brotherhood: Barefoot in the Head  

July 14, 2017  

July 7, 2017  


April 21, 2017  

Connections 3: a compilation of Northern California musicians  

  Brand new for 2017! 

Twenty tracks donated by some of our area's finest bands and singer-songwriters. Artists include: Kate Wolf, Banana, Buzzy Martin, Michael Capella Band, Cori Wood, Dirty Cello, Greenhouse, Greg Scherer, Hank Levine, HUGElarge, Jay Gottlieb, Joanne Rand, Jon Gonzales, Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally, The Pulsators, Tone Bent, Teresa Tudury, Timothy O'Neil....  

Rhiannon Giddens: Freedom Highway  

February 10, 2017:  Chuck Prophet describes his new disc BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS as California Noir. The state has always represented the Golden Dream, and it's the tension between romance and reality that lurks underneath the surface in all noir films and paperbacks, and that connects these songs. Doomed love, inconsolable loneliness, rags to riches to rags again, and fast-paced violence are always on the menu on the Left Coast.

From Doug Jayne:

Recently, I compiled my top ten list of albums that came out in 2016. Keep in mind that this is the list of a 62 year old coot.

If you want a list of cool albums, picked by younger, in-the-know people, talk to Gerry, Josh, Ethan & Midori at the shop. (The Last Record Store in Santa Rosa)

And of course there is Hoyt, my business partner of 34 years, who often has a musical opinion to share. 

ARTIST: Bonnie Raitt

The Bad Plus: It's Hard  

Lydia Loveless : Real  

Fred Hersch: Sunday Night at the Vanguard  

Modest Mouse Night on the Sun  

Brian Wilson and Friends  

Stephen Ragga Marley - Revelation Part II: The Fruit of Life