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NEW CD’S, TUES., 22 FEB. 2011:
JEFF BECK: “ROCK AND ROLL PARTY: HONORING LES PAUL. Check the Fetus and Best Buy for best prices.
Local fans should be very happy with this as one of the guests on this disc is a guitarist we now claim as one of our own-Brian Setzer. This was a special concert honoring one of America’s premiere guitarists with a guest list that also included Darrel Higham, Imelda May and Gary U.S. Bonds.
BEEGEES: “1ST”; “HORIZONTAL”; “IDEA”
Local collectors know that there have already been double-disc editions with far more material attached. These are single-disc releases with a couple bonus cuts each. Luckily, they’re cheap so they’re good if you missed the doubles. Those doubles can still be found used at Cheapo and the Record Show & MSP Music Expo. It’s possible they could still be ordered at the Fetus but no promises as they went out of print really quickly. These releases should be widely available until the next re-release.
MONKEES: “THE MONKEES”; “MORE OF THE MONKEES”; “HEADQUARTERS”; “PISCES, AQUARIUS, CAPRICORN & JONES, LTD.”
Local collectors know that these items also received double-disc attention several years ago. Like the BeeGees’ releases, these are single-disc presentations, remastered. They, too, are cheap and adequate if you don’t care about all the bonus trax that were contained on the doubles. Same stores, same deals. Interestingly, these discs will appear one day after the announcement of a summer tour by most of the band. Mickey Dolenz, Davy Jones and Peter Tork are working out details of at least 10 cities in the UK. Michael Nesmith, as usual, will not join them. There’s no word on an impending US tour but it’s a safe leap that, if they need money, they won’t ignore the country that made them what they were. Regardless, no one really tires of hearing their music. Stay tuned for details.
JOANNIE SOMMERS: “COMPLETE WARNER BROTHERS SINGLES”
This is a 2CD collection of her singles from the early ’60’s, none of which has been on cd before. Collector’s Choice does fine work with these compilations. Check Best Buy first but the Fetus and Cheapo carry these items longer.
CONNIE STEVENS: “COMPLETE WARNER BROTHERS SINGLES”
The first ever domestic compilation of her singles from the late ’50’s/early ’60’s. Also on Collector’s Choice with new and rare photos and expanded liner notes. Also on Collector’s Choice, same stores.
BUDDY GUY & JUNIOR WELLS: “ALONE AND ACOUSTIC”: on Alligator Records
Both recorded in the ’50’s and became the best-known contemporary Chicago blues stylists, Buddy on guitar, Junior on harmonica. In 1981, while touring Europe, they sat down in a Paris studio and got back to their acoustic roots. This is that session and is the only acoustic session they ever recorded. Junior died in ’98 but Buddy plays on and will till he drops. The cd for this was released in 1991 but, in addition to those trax, Isabel Records provided 5 previously unissued recordings which are presented on this record for the first time. Hardcores need this vinyl to complete the collection. Best Buy and Cheapo are the best places to start looking for this. Expect to pay at least $25.
When all is said and done, it’s all about the music…