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I lost a lot more money on last week's new releases but there are some great, great albums coming out this week sure to leave me further bankrupted in my pursuit of the ultimate music collection. First up is the set I desire beyond imagination but that I'm having to wait to pick up and that's the 7-CD box set Skydog, featuring the legendary talents of the immortal Duane Allman. The Allman Brothers Band tragically lost arguably the most important part of their sound only a few records into their career but the Duane Allman was a slide virtuoso whose
Welcome to 2013 and the return of New Music Tuesday where we preview just a few of the most interesting new music releases each and every week. The first title I want to discuss this week comes from Ben Harper and Blues Hall of Famer Charlie Musselwhite, Get Up! Harper has cultivated a devoted following over his years of recording and touring but I've remained indifferent towards his work. The same isn't true of the legendary Musselwhite, whose work I adore (including his Blues Music Award-winning Album Of The Year Delta Hardware and his stunning most recent solo record The

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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This 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

Michael Burks, Ry Cooder, Yeasayer, Plan B Release New Albums; Kiss and Los Lobos Update Past Classics

The final album from blues great Michael "Iron Man" Burks is our signature release for Aug. 21, 2012...
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The music world is still reeling from the shocking passing of blues guitarist Michael "Iron Man" Burks on May 6 of this year and today, Alligator Records releases his final studio album, an album he'd all but finished. He'd wrapped recording on the 12 songs for Show Of Strength and had approved of most of the final mixes for the record. All he had left was to approve a few mixes and sequence the record, but collapsed at the Atlanta airport returning from some European dates before that could happen. There may have been a few minor changes but
I feel like I'm 15 again, talking about a new solo record from guitar virtuoso Steve Vai. Story Of Light is the former Zappa protege's latest album, his first studio set in three years. Among the things that set him apart from random shredders and noodlers is his innovative streak both as a technician and a composer. He has studied the rules and learned how to do things right and set about finding ways to bend and break them. Among the other interesting new releases this week is a Fleetwood Mac tribute album called Just Tell Me That You Want

Rob Zombie, Antony And The Johnsons, Marcus Miller, The Return Of Sixpence None The Richer Lead New CD Releases

Jazz, metal remixes, and more for New Music Tuesday August 7, 2012
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We have a lot of reissue action in this week's list of new releases with Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley getting repackaged in several configurations this week. Along with those and other assorted compliations, we do have a few new releases worthy of mention this week. Bassist/producer Marcus Miller has a new album out this week called Renaissance. I first heard Miller on an old David Sanborn record and it was the first time I'd heard bass played like that. He clearly wasn't the first to flick, thump, and pop electric bass strings but he introduced me to a
It's that time again where we take a look at the new releases hitting store shelves and digital download retailers and this week's roster is a little bit light on titles overall. Oh, there are some interesting ones worth looking at but this week isn't likely to make your wallet bleed. The two titles most likely to ignite the passions of music fans are from the indie circuit and I have to confess I really only know these two artists by name rather than their music. We have Gaslight Anthem's latest, Handwritten, out this week as well as the latest

Michael Kiwanuka, Smashing Pumpkins, Nas, Cee Cee James, Old Crow Medicine Show Top New CD Releases

July 17 brings some must-have new music our way...
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It's an exciting day for new music releases, amigos. The big thrill for me is the release of the amazing album from Michael Kiwanuka, Home Again. I'd never heard of him until he opened for Gary Clark Jr. in Nashville back in June and I was astonished by the beauty of his music. The MP3 edition was available at Amazon and I downloaded it right away. Today, we have the domestic release of the CD and my copy is on its way, having pre-ordered it more than a month ago. If you haven't heard Michael's music, I have been obsessively
Bit of a down week on the New Releases this week, which comes at a good time considering how completely skint I am at the moment and can't afford a big week of musical purchases. The title I'm most excited about is the release of a live show Muddy Waters and The Rolling Stones did in Chicago at the famed Checkerboard Lounge in 1981. Muddy was near the end of his life but was having a resurgence thanks to three great records cut with Johnny Winter, Bob Margolin, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, among others. This wasn't the most

Jellyfish, Rick Estrin And The Nightcats, Chris Brown, Asia Lead Week's New Releases

New Music Tuesday: July 3, 2012 Edition.
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Each Monday I play a little game as I prep for the upcoming week's NewMusicTuesday. The first thing I do is skim the list of new releases for the titles I care about and when that's done, I usually have to skim the list a second time to figure out what might excite the rest of the masses. This is just one of the sacrifices I make for you, dear readers. My release of choice is a trip to total geekdom. There is something wrong with me that I'm this excited about the Jellyfish Live at Bogart's 1991 album
We have another week of huge new releases- more than I can possibly hope to cover in any depth but we need to highlight a few of them. We have Dexy's (Midnight Runner) and their new album One Day I'm Going to Soar and new albums from Grace Potter And The Nocturnals, Mary Chapin-Carpenter, Pat Metheny, Josh Turner, Albert Castiglia, and Ed Sheeran. At least one of my nieces won't forgive me if I don't mention the new Usher record. And then there's that new album from Rush. Rush fascinates me. Their work is imbued with so many of the
What a fantastic week for new releases! What a terrible week for me to be flat broke! It's tragic. There are so many cool discs coming out and all I can do is add them to my Wishlist. The Beach Boys have reunited for their first album with Brian Wilson, That's Why God Made The Radio. This year marks their 50th Anniversary and all the surviving members of the band have together. Brian is the only Wilson brother remaining and he is joined by Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks. There's another reunion this week, Neil Young
This week's New Music Tuesday is an optical illusion. You're going to skim what looks like a really long list of new CDs heading for music stores this week but that's not true: there's only one new album coming out this week and I've been yammering on about it no end for months now. Garbage is back with their first new album in seven years. It's called Not Your Kind Of People but it is definitely your kind of album if you have any sense at all. Shirley Manson & Co. are back to reclaim the title and I'll be damned if they haven't

Royal Southern Brotherhood, Barenaked Ladies, Glenn Frey, Keane Release May 8 New CDs

New CD Releases for Tueday May 8, 2012...
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We have a new supergroup in our midst as Royal Southern Brotherhood releases their self-titled debut this week. Bluesman Mike Zito has teamed with Cyril Neville and Devon Allman to form this new band and they're already on the road promoting the album. We've got the lowdown on their summer itinerary as well as a way for you to download a free song from the record if you want a sample before you buy. Stop Us If You've Heard This One Before! is a collection of rarities and demos from Barenaked Ladies covering their Reprise years (which is the majority and
I don't know why a person might want to shake a stick at a lot of something but that would seem to be the social convention regarding the number of excellent, exciting, and/or noteworthy releases this week. Let us begin, as all things should, with Norah Jones. Norah's new record Little Broken Hearts is a sonic departure from her earlier work but not so much that longtime fans should be alienated by the different approach. You can stream the first single "Happy Pills" and see its video (two words: shower scene) and Jones has already announced summer tour plans. Only

Great Guitars: Jack White, Walter Trout, Satriani & Warren Haynes Live Sets Top April 24 New Releases

It's a good Tuesday for 6-string sorcerers...
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It's a Jack White Tuesday, boys and girls! There's no question who has the headline this week as our top new release. Bro. Jack has recorded his first solo album, Blunderbuss, and it's a damn good album. I highly recommend it and politely command you all to purchase a copy of it. Among the many things I love about Sir Jack of White is his guitar work and that's true of most of the highlights in this week's CD releases. Joe Satriani has a new live package out this week and the title says it all for me: Satchurated: Live In Montreal.

Lurrie Bell, Karp/Foley, Train, Our Lady Peace, Vandross Rarities Collection Among April 17, 2012 New CDs

New Music Tuesday includes new music from a National Treasure and one of my favorite lyricists...
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This is a week I've been waiting for, boys and girls, with some great new releases and I don't mean a live album from Yanni. National Treasure Lurrie Bell releases his first new album in far too long this week, The Devil Ain't Got No Music. The album features cameos from Joe Louis Walker and some other great Chicago blues talents but the album is perhaps as un-Chicago as anything he has ever released (but check out his guest work Eddie C. Campbell's recent album Spider Eating Preacher). It's a gospel-blues record, featuring mainly older hymns and spirituals and it

New Music Tuesday: Counting Crows, Curtis Salgado, Florence And The Machine 'Unplugged,' Elliott Yamin

Some great albums and a few good stories to go with them in this week's new CD Releases...
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In the better late than never department, we have our look at new releases for April 10, 2010 and there are some good ones! The list isn't what I'd call deep this week but there are some CDs you've just got to pick up. I have to start this out with one of the coolest things that ever happened to me in the history of my life and it's relevant because of one of this week's new releases. I was at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis last year and Kate Moss asked if I wanted to go Wild
It's pretty simple this week, kids: if you like music, we've got Elvis Costello; if you don't like music, we've got Nicki Minaj. There are a few other titles we can get into this week. There's a new album from Rascal Flatts called Changed (a title I suspect could get them sued for truth in advertising but I'll leave that verdict up to their fans). Metal icon Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull has a special edition of Thick As A Brick 2 and there is a new budget line compilation for Tull (and several other bands) out this week
This week's New Music Tuesday roster isn't loaded with superstar names but there are some very interesting new albums worth spotlighting. Grammy-winner Esperanza Spalding's Radio Music Society comes out this week and grownups everywhere once again thank her for besting Justin Bieber for that Best New Artist award. Our friends at Delta Groove have a pair of big blues releases this week as well. Reviews are forthcoming but in the meantime, let's go ahead and talk about both. Harp pro Bob Corritore has paired up with the inimitable Tail Dragger for Longtime Friends In The Blues. Corritore and Tail Dragger are joined
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