Alanis Morrisette, Robert Cray, Magic Slim, Deanna Bogart, Art Garfunkel Top August 28 New Music Tuesday Releases

A heavy, heavy dose of blues and the first new music from Alanis Morrisette in 4 years hit stores this week...
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Robert Cray - Nothin' But Love - Robert Cray BandThis is a fun week with several interesting titles in our weekly New Music Tuesday roundup and we begin with Blues Hall of Famer and Grammy winner Robert Cray, who returns with a new studio album Nothin' But Love, which I'm subtitling Nothing But Awesome. I guess I've given away the review I'm working on but you really shouldn't let one more day of your life pass without acquiring this set. I was a late convert to Cray and his brand of blues but I've become quite an admirer. Some of his work can be uneven and he's had a few missteps along the way but when he gets ahold of one as he does here, he really takes it for a ride. Nothin' But Love follows his live CD/DVD Cookin' in Mobile, another release I highly recommend if you missed it.

Sticking with the blues, we've got another new album from the venerable Magic Slim & The Teardrops. Slim (aka Morris Holt) is now in his mid 70s but he continues to tour and record and is among the most nominated artists in the history of the WC Handy/Blues Music Awards. Bad Boy is his new release this week and follows his sturdy Raising The Bar. Also out from Blind Pig Records this week is the latest from Deanna Bogart, Pianoland. There's one other blues release I'd like to mention and that would be the latest from Albert Cummings and his new set No Regrets.

Not a blues fan? Fear not. We've got titles for you. There's new music from Alanis Morrisette, this latest from her called Havoc And Bright Lights. It's her first new album in four years.

Art Garfunkel hasn't had the same acclaim as his partner Paul Simon but his voice adorns some of the greatest songs of the 20th century and there's a new 2-CD anthology of songs he selected to represent his years with Simon and as a solo artist called The Singer and that sums up what Garfunkel has been. He isn't the prolific, polished writer but he's one hell of a harmonizer and song interpreter and as such, this collection should be a very pleasing listen.

We'll also throw a shout the direction of Ian Gillian and Tony Iommi and their album Who Cares as well as a box set collecting the complete Roxy Music output from 1972-82.

That's a lot of good stuff, kids, so grab it while it's hot and take a look at the rest of what the week has to offer:

New Music Tuesday: Robert Cray Band, Alanis Morrisette, The Rippingtons, Roxy Music, Art Garfunkel, Magic Slim & The Teardrops, Alanis Morrisette, Art Garfunkel

  • A Tragedy In Progress - Mechanical Weather
  • Abandoned Pools - Sublime Currency
  • Adair, Beegie - Quiet Romance: Solo Piano
  • Adair, Beegie & Jeff Steinberg - Affair To Remember, An:
  • Aerosmith Tribute - Piano Tribute To Aerosmith
  • Alanis Morissette - Havoc And Bright Lights
  • All Hail The Yeti - All Hail The Yeti
  • Aloha - Home Acres
  • Aloha - That S Your Fire
  • Andain - You Once Told Me
  • Asobi Seksu - Hush
  • Asobi Seksu - Rewolf
  • Atlanta Rhythm Section - Are You Ready!
  • Bogart, Deanna - Pianoland
  • Bowie, David - David Bowie: Bowie In Berlin
  • Brecker Brothers - Complete Arista Albums Collection
  • Bruce Hornsby - Red Hook Summer: Music From The Original Motion Picture
  • Cassidy, David - Gettin' It In The Street
  • Cassidy, David - Cassidy Live!
  • Casual - Respect Game Or Expect Flames
  • Cave, Nick - Lawless (Original Motion Picture Soundtr
  • Chariot, The - One Wing
  • Community Service - Bastards Of Saints
  • Cravats, The - Cravats In Toytown, The
  • Cray, Robert - Nothin' But Love
  • Cummings, Albert - No Regrets
  • Darkthrone - Holy Darkthrone
  • Darrell Webb Band - Breaking Down The Barriers
  • Deacon, Dan - America
  • Divine Fits - A Thing Called Divine Fits
  • Dr. Chesky - Dr Chesky's Sensational, Fantastic, And Simply Amazing Binaural Sound Show
  • Dwele - Greater Than One
  • Easy Star All-Stars - Easy Star's Thrillah
  • Eclipse - Bleed And Scream
  • Enid, The; Hawkwind; Harper, Roy; Here And Now - Stonehenge 1984
  • Flobots - The Circle In The Square
  • Flying Burrito Brothers, The - Close Up The Honky Tonks
  • Fowlis, Julie - Mar A Tha Mo Chridhe
  • Frank Zappa - Apostrophe (')
  • Frank Zappa - Bongo Fury
  • Frank Zappa - One Size Fits All
  • Frank Zappa - Over-Nite Sensation
  • Frank Zappa - Roxy & Elsewhere
  • Frank Zappa - Sheik Yerbouti
  • Frank Zappa - Sleep Dirt
  • Frank Zappa - Studio Tan / [2 Cd]
  • Frank Zappa - The Grand Wazoo
  • Frank Zappa - Waka/Jawaka
  • Frank Zappa - Zappa In New York / [2 Cd]
  • Frank Zappa - Zoot Allures
  • Gaffigan, Jim - Mr. Universe
  • Garfunkel, Art - The Singer (2 Disc Edition)
  • Gillan & Iommi - Who Cares / [2 Cd]
  • Grateful Dead - Dick's Picks Vol. 28 -- 2/26/73 Pershing
  • Hawley, Richard - Standing At The Sky's Edge
  • Headlights - Remixes
  • Headlights - Wildlife
  • Herring, Caroline - Camilla
  • Hess - Living In Yesterday
  • Hipower Entertainment Presents - Cholo Love
  • Hipower Entertainment Presents - Notorious Life Boxset
  • Holmstrom, Rick - Cruel Sunrise
  • Holmstrom, Rick - Cruel Sunrise The Deluxe Edition
  • Hopper, Hugh; Dean, Elton; Clark, Vince; Knight, Frances - The Mind In The Trees
  • Husband, James - A Parallax I
  • I Am War - Outlive You All
  • Inashton - Everyone & You
  • Ingram Hill - Ingram Hill
  • Irvine, Andy & Davy Spillane - East West
  • James, Etta - The Complete Blues, Rock 'N' Soul Privat
  • Joan Of Arc - Flowers
  • Johnson, Jay Jesse - Run With The Wolf
  • Katatonia - Dead End Kings
  • Katatonia - Dead End Kings ( Book Edition )
  • Keak Da Sneak - Cheddarcheeseisay!
  • Khold - Morke Gravers Kammer
  • Klaypex - Loose Dirt
  • K-Navi - New York Gritty
  • Levine, Sam/Jack Jezzro - Romancing The 60's
  • Lewis, Gary & The Playboys - The Complete Liberty Singles
  • Lipstixx 'N' Bulletz - Bang Your Head (Deluxe Edition)
  • Loney Dear - Dear John
  • Loueke, Lionel - Heritage
  • Love Is All - Two Thousand And Ten Injuries
  • Madchild - Dope Sick
  • Magic Slim And The Teardrops - Bad Boy
  • Maximo Park - National Health, The
  • Michael Hill's Blues Mob - Goddesses & Gold Redux
  • Minus The Bear - Infinity Overhead
  • Mob, The - Let The Tribe Increase
  • Moore, Anthony - Flying Doesn't Help & World Service
  • Moore, Christy - The Iron Behind The Velvet
  • Morris, Kendra - Banshee
  • Mot…Rhead - Live To Win
  • Mothlite - Dark Age
  • Moving Hearts - The Storm
  • Mr. Criminal Presents - Gang Bang Symphonies Part 2
  • Natural Habitz - Fantastic 4
  • Neptune Towers - Transmissions
  • Obey The Brave - Young Blood
  • O'flynn, Liam - The Given Note
  • O'jays, The - Live In Concert
  • Oregon - Family Tree
  • Parks, Cale - Sparklace
  • Passenger - All The Little Lights
  • Pele - A Scuttled Bender In A Watery
  • Poor Moon - Poor Moon
  • Prospect Hill - Impact
  • Reeves, Martha - Live In Concert
  • Rippingtons, The - Built To Last
  • Rowe, Sean - The Salesman And The Shark
  • Roxy Music - Complete Studio Record...72-82
  • Royal Teeth - Act Naturally
  • Roys, The - New Day Dawning
  • Saga - 1
  • Samuel, Jon - First Transmission
  • Scum Of The Earth - The Devil Made Me Do It
  • Sharp, Maia - Change The Ending
  • Sigel, Beanie - This Time
  • Sky Of Rage - Sor
  • Slaughterhouse - Welcome To: OUR HOUSE / [Deluxe Edition][Explicit]
  • Slaughterhouse - Welcome To: OUR HOUSE / [Edited]
  • Slaughterhouse - Welcome To: OUR HOUSE / [Explicit]
  • Southside's Most Wanted - The Return
  • Souza, Luciana - Duos III
  • Souza, Luciana - The Book Of Chet
  • Spillane, Davy - Atlantic Bridge
  • Squier, Billy - Enough Is Enough/Hear & Now/Creatures Of Habit
  • Steinberg Orchestra, The Jeff - Sound Of Swing, The: A Tribute
  • Stratovarius - Intermission + Infinite / [2 Cd]
  • Stratovarius - Intermission
  • Stratovarius - Under Flaming Winter Skies / [2 Cd]
  • Strike Anywhere - In Defiance Of Empty Times
  • Swell Maps - Wastrels And Whippersnappers
  • Tamia - Beautiful Surprise
  • Teen - In Limbo
  • Television Personalities - I Was A Mod Before You Was
  • The Dunwells - Blind Sighted Faith
  • The Last Vegas - Bad Decisions
  • The Who - The Who: From The Bush To The Valley
  • Trae - Streets Advocate
  • Uchihashi Kazuhisa And Yoshida Tatsuya - Barisshee
  • Uncle Lucius - And You Are Me
  • Various - Holy Hip Hop Vol. 14
  • Various - Vaudeville Blues-1919-1941-Blues Links-Vaudeville & Rural Blues
  • Various - Great Reggae Roots Classics
  • Various Artists - Tribute To Alan Jackson, A
  • Various Artists - Tribute To Janet Jackson, A
  • Various Artists - Ultra Dubstep
  • Various Artists - All Time Greatest Blues Songs / [3 Cd]
  • Various Artists - A&M 50: The Anniversary Collection / [3 Cd]
  • Various Artists - Isles Of Wonder: Music For The Opening Ceremony Of The 2012 Olympics / [2 Cd]
  • Various Artsts - Real Rock Of Ages Story - Hollywood Rocks!, The
  • Vaughan, Sarah - Complete Columbia Albums Collection
  • Vibrators, The - Alaska 127
  • Video - Midnight Movies Vol 6: Car Crash Double Feature (Cannonball/Fast Company)
  • Video - Midnight Movies Vol 7: Crime Double Feature (Grand Slam/Revolver)
  • Video - Fernando Di Leo's: Madness
  • Video - A Beginner's Guide To Endings
  • Video - Between Heaven And Ground Zero
  • Video - Redemption Of A Dog
  • Video - Fist Of The Reich
  • Video - Midnight Movies Vol 5: Sci-Fi Double Feature (Contamination/Shape Of Things To Come)
  • Vore - Gravehammer
  • Weep - Alate
  • Whitmire, Stan - Seasons Of Life: Solo Piano
  • Wild Nothing - Nocturne
  • Wollo, Erik - Airborne
  • World Fire Brigade - Spreading My Wings
  • Xxl [Xiu Xiu / Larsen] - Dude
  • Yoakam, Dwight - Under The Covers
  • ZIMMERMANN: Songs Of Innocence & Experience - Sonar Quartett