Body and Soul: Christmas features a number of holiday songs performed by some of the best soul artists of the late 20th century. You get '60s soul legends (the Temptations' "Silent Night," Otis Redding's "White Christmas," and the Surpremes' "Twinkle Twinkle Little Me"), '70s soul icons (Isaac Hayes' "Mistletoe and Me," the O'Jays' "Merry Christmas Baby," the Ohio Players' "Happy Holidays"), and some more contemporary artists (SWV's "Christmas Ain't Christmas," Boyz II Men's "Let It Snow"). The Marvin Gaye performance, "I Want to Come Home for Christmas," is also noteworthy. Overall, a broad and epoch-ranging collection of holiday music done soul style by many of the style's greatest figures. ~ Jason Birchmeier
After nearly 10 years since their last studio release, Night Ranger returned with their first album of the '90s, FEEDING OFF THE MOJO. While many longtime fans were happy to see the band back in business, some were upset that the album only featured two original members–guitarist Brad Gillis, and drummer/singer Kelly Keagy (bassist/singer Jack Blades, guitarist Jeff Watson, and keyboardist Alan Fitzgerald were all absent)…
Buddy Guy revitalized his career when he signed with Silvertone Records in the early '90s. His first album for the label, Damn Right, I've Got the Blues, was a smash success, earning critical acclaim, awards, and sales hand over fist. Prior to that record, he was a legend only among blues fans; afterward, he was a star. Although it was a bit too rock-oriented and slick for purists, Damn Right was a terrific album, setting the pace not only for Guy but for modern electric blues in the '90s. As the decade wore on, Guy continued to make albums for Silvertone, some of them a little complacent, others quite excellent…
Live! Fillmore West 1969 is a live album taken from Fillmore West performances on January 9, 10 and 11, 1969. First released in 1994 on compact disc, it mainly includes live versions of the fourth album Here We Are Again with a performance of Donovan's Reef lasting more than 38 minutes. Notes by Sam Charters and Bill Belmont and published by Vanguard Records.
Released in 1969, this famous classic is popularly known as the “Brown Album”. This historic album put The Band in the mainstream consciousness and remains a timeless classic. The Band was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and this is the album that put them there. Their influence on the music scene started as the backup band for Bob Dylan on his 1965-66 world tour and when they started recording on their own with a contract from Capitol Records, this, their second album, was the top of their creative spark. The album features, “Up On Cripple Creek”, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”, “King Harvest”, “Rag Mama Rag” and many more including the Bonus Track, "Get Up Jake".
The Night Siren is the upcoming twenty-fifth studio album from English guitarist Steve Hackett, scheduled for release on 24 March 2017 by Inside Out Music.
"Start The Fire" is RPWL's first live album after their album success "World Through My Eyes". Disc one is featuring songs from a "Rockpalast" show highlighting the band’s first three albums ("God Has Failed", "Trying to Kiss the Sun" and "Stock") with a special appearance of Ray Wilson ("Roses", "Not About Us"). Disc two, on the other hand, is a tour de force that reflects RPWL's live experience from three tours. More upbeat and borderline sublime - punctuated by some Pink Floyd covers like the surprise version of Syd Barrett's "Opel" or the great "Welcome To The Machine". The album concludes with the complete 12-and-a-half-minute version of the evocative "New Stars Are Born" Only the first seven minutes of this song were included on "World Through My Eyes".