Hendrix, Clapton/Marsalis, Bush, Lady Antebellum, Chenowith, Kooks Among Week's New CDs

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Jimi Hendrix - Winterland, New CDs 9/13/2011

It ain't no sin to be glad you're alive and this is a good time of years, boys and girls! Football is back, the Crimson Tide are undefeated, and the encroachment of Christmas means a slew of new music releases. Most of them will suck like a Turbo-Charged Hoover but there will be some treasures among the trash and we are going go through a few of each today.

Let's begin with the trash: It's a good thing I don't have a yearbook for Aaron Lewis' high school because we have another Staind record to endure all because not one of those fuckers would be his friend. I'll thank you all again for that. Making things better, we have a String Tribute To The Music of Staind this week. There's a quality listen. That would be like some jagoff with a piano playing Blink-182 songs and releasing them on CD. Oh, wait. That's happening this week, too. Right about now I'm starting to hate Christmas but there are some good things to discuss and a few big name titles I'll share with you.

Staying roughly with that generation and loose genre affiliation, Gavin Rossdale is again recording under the "Bush" moniker. It's not the full original lineup and really, even though I liked a few of their songs how much about Bush ever qualified as original but Sea Of Memories is the first Bush album in 10 years.

I'm always filled with mixed emotions when I see "new" Jimi Hendrix music being released. I love Hendrix. He was a bright-burning genius whose music stands up all these years later but his catalog has been abused by record labels left-and-right and I've read stories I believe that suggest the Hendrix family is about as caring as the Gotti family and just as how shall I say? protective of their earnings. That said we have the Winterland box set, which expands the amount of live material released from his series of six shows at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom.

We've also got In The West being released, which takes a series of live cuts recorded at shows from the last year of his life. The first run of this disc has been out of print for ages and is now being released with five additional songs. Put me down for both.

Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton Play The Blues-Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center intrigues me a lot and I'm pretty sure I'm having one of these. Clapton holds a strange place in my heart as a blues fan and I'm not exactly sure what to make of him in that context. I don't guess it really matters if he's the bluesman some make him out to be or not; this pairing looks interesting and I want to hear it. All it has to be is good; the "label" for it really doesn't much matter.

Also worth noting this week are new releases from Anterior, whose Anthem Of The Fallen failed to impress our Jordan Richardson, as well as new sets from Kristin Chenowith, Lady Antebellum, and The Kooks. I haven't committed to buying the new Kooks' CD but there have been a couple catchy, charming moments on their previous sets. I might have to gamble on Junk Of The Heart.

Lastly, I'd like to throw a special mention to an album passed along to me by my good friend Lisa McKay. Daniel Rosenthal is a jazz trumpeter and he has a record out this week called Lines, which I've reviewed. I'm not always on the firmest of ground when I write about jazz but I like the record quite a lot and hope you'll check out the review and the album. Good music is good music but there's always something special about it being passed by the hand of a good friend. Thanks, Lisa.

Here's the rest of our New Music Tuesday releases for the week of Sept. 13; yours if you want them.

New Music Tuesday - New CDs 9/13/11

13Th Floor Elevators - Reverberations

2Tone Lizard Kings - Primeval Itch

69 Eyes, The - Bump 'N' Grind

7Eventh Time Down - Alive In You

94 East - If You Feel Like Dancin?

Abbott, Gregory - Drop Your Mask

Aerosmith - The Essential Aerosmith

Akin -* The Way Things End*

Akkerman, Jan - A Real Elegant Gypsy

Albers, Hans - Der Blonde Hans, La

Alcapone, Dennis - Wake Up Jamaica

Alexander Sevastian - Russian Favourites

Alice Cooper - Welcome 2 My Nightmare

Allen, Daevid - Time Of Your Life

Alvarez, Carlos - Discover The Gift So

Amen Corner - Hello Suzie

Amen Corner - High In The Sky

Amen Corner - Bend Me Shape Me

Anathema - Falling Deeper

Andersen, Lale - Lili Marleen Und Noc

Anterior - Echoes Of The Fallen

Anthony, Ray - Moonglow, That Old F

Anthrax - Worship Music

Anubis Gate - Anubis Gate

Arabrot - Solar Anus

Arch - Sympathetic Resonanc

Arkana, Laura Met Peter Broderick - Lentemuziek

Assia, Lys - Hits Und Raritäten

Astronautalis - This Is Our Science

Azucena, Maya - Cry Love

Baker, Ginger - Dust To Dust

Barn Owl - Lost In The Glare

Basia - From Newport To London Greatest Hits Live...And More

Beastie Boys - The Lowdown

Beatles, The - 1 (Remastered)

Big Harp - White Hat

Bill Bourne And The Free Radio Dance Band - Bluesland

Black Uhuru - The Dub Album

Blind Pilot - We Are The Tide

Blink 182 Tribute - Piano Tribute To Blink 182

Blitzen Trapper - American Goldwing

Bloody Hollies, The - Yours Until The Bitter End

Blues Image - Anthology Box 1975-1979

Bollywood Brass Band Featuring Rafaqat Ali Khan - Chaiyya Chaiyya

Bondy, A.A. - Believers

Boothe, Ken - Ain't That Loving You

Bouchard, Joe - Jukebox In My Head

Brantley Gilbert - Halfway To Heaven

Breck, Freddy - Rosen Der Erinnerung

Britten:The Tur - Britten: The Turn Of

Bronze Nazareth - School For The Blindman

Brown, Dennis - Africa

Buarque, Chico - Chico

Buchanan, Roy - Live At Rockpalast

Bush - The Sea Of Memories

Bush, Stan - Stan Bush

Bush, Stan & Barrage - Stan Bush & Barrage

Butcher Boy - Helping Hands

Campbell, Don - Flex

Canadian Brass - Brahms On Brass

Cant - Dreams Come True

Carter, Ron - Ron Carter's Great Big Band

Cash, Johnny - Hayride Anthology

Cephalic Carnag - Lucid Interval- Reis

Cesare Siepi-Er - Mozart: Le Nozze Di

Chalie Boy - Baby Makin' Music

Charles Lloyd Quartet/Farantouri/Sinopoulos - Athens Concert / [2 Cd]

Chenoweth, Kristin - Some Lessons Learned

Chepokas, Tom - 42 Christmas Favorites

Cherry People - Whoopin' & Awhoppin'

Christie, Lou - I'm Gonna Make You Mine

Circus Of Power - Circus Of Power

Cliff, Jimmy - Shout For Freedom

Collingsworth Family, The - Part Of The Family

Cool Yule Band - A Saxophone Christmas

Corridor - Real Late

Cory Lamb - Break The Cycle

Creole Choir Of Cuba, The - Tande-La

D-Maub - Death Before Dishonor

Da' T.R.U.T.H. - The Whole Truth

Dabbs, Trent - Southerner

Daniela Mercury - Canibalia

Dark River: Son - Various

Das Racist - Relax

Dead By Wednesday - The Last Parade

Decemberadio - Southern Attic Sessions

Dekker, Desmond - Gimme Gimme

Deva, Sarah Jezebel - Corruption Of Mercy

Devil Wears Prada, The - Dead Throne

Devine, Kevin - Between The Concrete

Dick Delicious And The Tasty T - Vulgar Display Of Obscurity

Die Grossen Deu - Various

Dietrich Fische - Mozart: The Magic Flute

Digital Orchestra - A New Age Christmas

Dillinger - Some Like It Hot

Dingo, Carlos - Ska Is Dangerous

Dion, Céline - The Essential Celine Dion

Dirt Daubers - Wake Up, Sinners

Discharge - Disensitise

Discharge - War Is Hell

Dobson, Dobby - If Only I Had Time

Dobson, Dobby - Songs For Everyone

Dolenz, Mickey - Plastic Surgery Ep

Donelian, Armen - Leapfrog

Doro - 25 Years In Rock (Cd/2Dvd)

Dr. John - New Orleans Man

Dramatics - Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get / [Remastered]

Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events

Drums, The - Portamento

East Bay Ray And The Killer Sm - S/T

Edguy - Age Of The Joker, The

Einherjer - Norron

Ellis, Alton - All My Tears

Elo Part Ii - Can't Get You Out Of My Head

Elo Part Ii - Last Train To London

Elo Part Ii - Part Ii - Rockaria

Epitaph - Rockpalast: Krautrock Legends Vol. 1

Eric Sardinas A - Sticks And Stones

Evancho, Jackie - Dream With Me In Concert

Eve To Adam - Banquet For A Starving Dog

Everwood - Without Saving

Evil United - Evil United

Family - Bandstand

Family - It's Only A Movie

Family - Old Songs, New Songs

Fankhauser, Merrell - The Best Of

Farlow, Billy C. - You Better Run

Farlowe, Chris - Ride On Baby: The Best Of

Farr, Gary & The T-Bones - Rare T-Bone

Ferrick, Melissa - Still Right Here

Flesh N' Bone - Blaze Of Glory

Frankie & Alice - Score

Frankie Yankovic - And His Yanks

Frequency Drift - Ghosts

George Strait - Icon

Get Lost 4 - Get Lost 4 Mixed By

Girls - Father, Son, Holy Ghost

Gloominous Doom - Cosmic Super Ghoul

Godard, Vic & Subway Sect - We Come As Aliens

Golden Palominos - The Celluloid Collection

Golden Strings - Greatest Hits Volume 1

Golden Strings - Greatest Hits Volume 2

Gong - Opium For The People

Gourds, The - Old Mad Joy

Graham Bond Organisation - For One Night Only

Greenslade - Live 1973-1975

Greenslade, Dave - Routes/Roots

Grouplove - Never Trust A Happy Song

Guthrie, Woodie - Great Dust Storm

Guthrie, Woodie - Old Time Religion

Guthrie, Woodie - Vigilante Man

Hamburger Alste - Jakob Vinje: Runghol

Hank Williams - The Legend Begins: Rare And Unreleased Recordings (3Cd)

Harlequin - Love Crimes

Haste The Day - Haste The Day Vs...(Live)

Hawkwind - Urban Guerilla

Haynes, Roy - Roy-Alty

Heimweh Nach Be - Heimweh Nach Berlin

Hellcore - Destruction Of The World

Hendrix, Jimi - Hendrix In The West

Hendrix, Jimi & Lonnie Youngblood - Groove Maker

Hendrix, Jimi & Lonnie Youngblood - Uranus Rock

Hendrix, Jimi & Lonnie Youngblood - Red House

Hendrix, Jimi, The Experience - Winterland

Hipower Entertainment Presents - Hoodtimes Music

Hipower Entertainment Presents - The Hipower Soldiers Triple Up

Holiday Shores - New Masses For Squaw

Hollaender, Fri - Ich Bin Von Kopf Bis

Holly, Buddy - Raining In My Heart

Holly, Buddy - True Love Ways

Holly, Buddy/Little Richard/Ca - The Rock 'N' Roll Collection

Holt, John - One Million Volts Of Holt

Holt, John - Just The Two Of Us

Human League, The - Credo

Humble Pie - Home And Away

I Roy - From The Top

I Start Counting / Fortran 5 - Konnecting.. I Start Counting,

Isaacs, Gregory - Steal A Little Love

Isaacs, Gregory - Let Me Be The One

Isaacs, Gregory - My Day Will Come

Jackson, Wanda - Rockabilly Queen

Jazz Vol. 78 - Jazz In The Charts V

Jeff Beck/Steve Ray Vaughan - Guitar Gods Vol 3: Jeff Beck/Steve Ray Vaughan

Jennings, Mason - Minnesota

Johnny & The Hurricanes - Beatnik Fly

Johnny & The Hurricanes - Hot Fudge & Cornbread

Johnny & The Hurricanes - Rocking Goose (The Definitive Collection)

Jones, Glenn - The Wanting

Jones, Matthew Perryman - Until The Dawn Appears

Joy Kills Sorrow - This Unknown Science

Kaempfert, Bert - Wonderland By Night

Kahane, Gabriel - Where Are The Arms

Kaliya - Annihilator

Kanda, Hiromi - Days Of Yesterday

Kanik, Conny - Immer Du

Karthago - Rock 'N' Roll Testament

Katy B - On A Mission

Killl - Killl (Cd+Dvd)

King, Carole - Crying In The Rain

King, Carole - The Best Is Yet To Come

Kooks, The - Junk Of The Heart

Lady Antebellum - Own The Night

Ladytron - Gravity The Seducer

Leander, Zarah - Ich Weiß, Es Wird Ei

Lewis, Rusty - Postcards From The Third World

Liederjan - Live Aus Der Fabrik

Liederjan - Mädchen, Meister, Mö

Liederjan - Volksmusik Aus Der H

Little Richard - Baby Face

Little Richard - Rip It Up

Little Richard - She's Got It

Londonderry Boys Choir - 17 Christmas Carols

Londonderry Choir - The 21 Greatest Religious Hymns

Londonderry Choir - Amazing Grace

Los Hermanos Lovo - !Soy Salvadoreno! Hermanos Lov

Lotus - Lotus

Loveless, Lydia - Indestructible Machine

Lowe, Nick - The Old Magic

Lowell Jensen, Keith - Cats Made Of Rabbits

Maclellan, Catherine - Silhouette

Madina Lake - World War III

Magma - Uber Kommandoh

Mantovani - Kisses In The Dark

Maria Callas-He - Puccini: Madama Butt

Maria Callas-Tu - Leoncavallo: I Pagli

Maria Reining-E - R. Strauss: Der Rose

Marling, Laura - A Creature I Don T Know

Mates Of State - Mountaintops

Me First And The Gimme Gimmes - Sing In Japanese

Mean Street Riders - High On The Hog

Meat Loaf - The Essential Meatloaf

Memoryhouse - The Years Ep

Meters - A Message From The Meters

Metropolitan Boys Choir - Whispering Hope

Metropolitan Boys Choir - How Great Thou Art

Michel Camilo - Mano A Mano

Mignon - Kiss Of Death

Milagres - Glowing Mouth

Miller, T.J. - The Extended Play Ep

Mitchell, Guy - Music Music Music

Mitchell, Guy - One By One

Mitchell, Guy - Singing The Blues

Mixin' Marc - Uc Club Pack Vol. 1

Mogwai - Earth Division

Mona Mur & En Esch - Do With Me What You Want

Morrison, Van - Madame George

Morrison, Van - Here Comes

Nation Beat - Growing Stone

National Health - Dreams Wide Awake

Navarro, Kiko - A Long Hot Summer Mixed & Selected By Kiko Navarro

Nawal - Embrace The Spirit

Nelson, Rick - Garden Party

Neon Indian - Era Extrana

Neville Brothers - Hook, Line And Sinker

Nice - Hang On To A Dream

Nightbringer - Hierophany Of The Open Grave

Norelli, Andrew - Cut Above Stupid

Notar - Devil's Playground

Nyro, Laura - The Essential Laura Nyro

Oblivian, Jack - Rat City

Only Flesh - From The Gutter To T

Outlawz - Perfect Timing[Explicit]

Pajama Club - Pajama Club

Paragons - Island In The Sun

Paragons - Greatest Hits

Pathology - Awaken To The Suffer

Paul Rodgers & Friends - Live At Montreux 1994

Paula Kelly And The Modernaire - A Tribute To Glenn Miller Volume 1

Payuta, Harry - Zacatecoluca

Pepper Pots - Train To Your Lover

Perkins, Carl - Blue Suede Shoes

Perkins, Carl - Caldonia

Perkins, Carl - Matchbox

Perry, Lee - Enter The Dragon

Philippa Davies (Flute) ; Thelma Owen (Harp) - The Romance Of The Flute & Harp

Pitney, Gene - A Street Called Hope

Poets - Baby Don't You Do It

Polar Bear Club - Clash Battle Guilt Pride

Premal, Deva - Password

Primus - Green Naugahyde

Quicksilver Messenger Service - Anthology Box 1966-1970

Quiet Riot - QR III

Ragan, Chuck - Covering Ground

Raincoats, The - Odyshape

Reckless Kelly - Good Luck & True Love

Red Krayola - Hurricane Fighter Place

Reed, Lou - The Essential Lou Reed

Reitan, Greg - Daybreak

Reutter, Otto - Der Star Des Couplet

Robots In Disguise - Happiness Vs Sadness

Rococo - The Firestorm And Other Love Songs

Roe, Tommy - Jam Up Jelly Tight

Rosenthal, Daniel - Lines

Roth, John - An Acoustic Christmas

Rufus Thomas - Do The Funky Chicken

Rundgren, Todd - *[Re]Production*

Sabaton - World War Live - Battle

Santa Esmeralda - Gloria

Santa Esmeralda - Querida Te Quiero

Santa Esmeralda - Hasta Luego

Santana - Latin Tropical

Santana - Jingo

Santana - Acapulco Sunrise

Saves The Day - Daybreak

Scarlet, Richie - Fever

Schnabel, Arthu - Piano Sonatas

Sean Kelly (Guitar) - Where The Wood Meets The Wire

Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet - Live Bullet

Seger, Bob & The Silver Bullet - Nine Tonight

Seger, Bob Tribute - Piano Tribute To Bob Seger

She's A Tease - Millonaria

Shimmering Stars - Violent Hearts

Shirley Brown - Woman To Woman [Remastered]

Skatalites - Independence Ska

Slow Club - Paradise

Sly & Robbie - African Culture

Small Faces - Here Come The Small Faces

So Many Ways - So Many Ways

Soft Machine - Shooting At The Moon

Sonny Rollins - Road Shows Vol. 2

Soundtrack - The Help (Thomas Newman)

Spread Eagle - Spread Eagle (Reissue)

Spy Kids: Al - Soundtrack

Spyro Gyra - A Foreign Affair

St. Vincent - Strange Mercy

Staind - Staind

Staind Tribute - String Tribute To Staind

Stemm - Cross Roads

Steve Holy - Love Don't Run

Steve Lukather/Brian May/Phil - Guitar Gods Vol 1: Steve Lukather/Brian May/Phil Manzanera

Steve Vai/Joe Satriani - Guitar Gods Vol. 2: Steve Vai/Joe Satriani

Strand, The - The Strand

Stroutsos, Gary - Oasis

Suga Free - Why U Still Bullshit

Superchunk - Foolish

T'pau - Sex Talk

Tango Negro Trio - No Me Rompas Las Bolas

Terry & The Pirates - Rockpalast: West Coast Legends Vol. 5

The Brian Schram Band - Disturbing The Peace

The Dirt Drifters - This Is My Blood

The Hangmen - Lost Rocks: Best Of The Hangmen

The Jacka - The Indictment

The Moscow Virtuosi Conducted By Michel Legrand - Music Of Michel Legrand, The

Thirsty Moon - Lunar Orbit: Live At Stagge's Hotel 1976

Thomanerchor Le - Bach: 6 Motetten Six

Toasters - 2Tone Army

Toddla T - Watch Me Dance (Cd+Dvd)

Toms, Bill - Memphis

Toots & The Maytals - Hold On

Toro Y Moi - Freaking Out

Trombone Shorty - For True

Tubes - Wild West Show

Ufo - Chrysalis Years 1973-1979, The

Ultravox - The New Frontier

Umphrey's Mcgee - Death By Stereo

Untapped - Jawn Murray Presents: Untapped

Van Zandt, Townes - Poncho And Lefty

Van Zandt, Townes - Buckskin Stallion

Van Zandt, Townes - Live In Texas

Various Artists - 20 Years Of #1 Country Hits 1970-1989

Various Artists - Sounds And Silence - Travels With Manfred Eicher

Various Artists - Best Of Sun Records Volume 1

Various Artists - Best Of Sun Records Volume 2

Various Artists - Classic Memories Volume 1

Various Artists - Classic Memories Volume 2

Various Artists - Psychedelic Chemistry Volume 1

Various Artists - Psychedelic Chemistry Volume 2

Various Artists - British Blues Breakers

Various Artists - London Social Degree

Various Artists - This Is London

Various Artists - Best Of Brit Blues Volume 1

Various Artists - Best Of Brit Blues Volume 2

Various Artists - The Sun Records Collection

Various Artists - Do You Remember

Various Artists - Psychedelic Chemistry

Various Artists - White Boy Blues

Various Artists - The Pyschedelic Colours Of 60'S London

Various Artists - The British Blues Collection

Various Artists - The Sun Records Collection Vol. 2

Various Artists - The Essential Sun Records Collection

Various Artists - Sounds Of The '60s

Various Artists - The Academy

Various Artists - Soca Gold The Ultimate Collection

Various Artists - Boardwalk Empire Volume 1 Music From The Hbo Original Series

Various Artists - Grey's Anatomy Original Soundtrack Volume 4

Various Artists - Other Side Of Pink, The - A Tribute To Pink Floyd

Various Artists - Innerversions: A Six Degrees Yoga Compilation

Vaughan, Kenny - V

Vickery, Thomas - Christmas Melodies

Viola, Mike - Electro De Perfecto

W.W. Lowman - Kumquat May

Waldoff, Claire - Die Königin Der Klei

Walter Franck-F - Mozert: Die Entführu

Warrior - Soundtrack

We Came As Romans - Understanding What We Ve Grown

Wesley, John - Lillipad Suite

Wild Flag - Wild Flag

Wilson, Jonathan - Gentle Spirit

Winter Tree - The Winter Tree

Winter, Johnny - Live Rockpalast 1979

Wishbone Ash - Blowin

Wolves Like Us - Late Love

Womack, Bobby - The Preacher

Wooden Shjips - West

Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton - Wynton Marsalis And Eric Clapton Play The Blues-Live From Jazz At Lincoln Center

Xanadu - The Last Sunrise

Yardbirds - Stroll On With The Yardbirds

Young Blood - Transfusion

Zakee - Assilmilations

Zinn, Howard - 1492-1992: The Legacy Of Columbus