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Joe Bonamassa, Justin Bieber, Chuck Berry, and She & Him Top 3/23/2010 New Releases

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It's probably natural to have some falloff this week after the excitement of so many awesome releases last week. I'm still jamming to the four CDs from Blue Bella as well as that Peter Karp & Sue Foley CD.  I still haven't had time to delve into the White Stripes live CD and that is going to have to be rectified.  The beat goes on, though, and we have albums what need discussing for March 23, so best we get on with it.

Joe Bonamassa
Black Rock

Joe 's previous record The Ballad of John Henry was once again the #1 album on the blues chart last week and now he's ready with a brand new record.  Black Rock mixes covers and originals.  Joe is covering Leonard Cohen's "Bird On A Wire."  He's also covering a favorite from my hero Otis Rush, "Three Times A Fool."  Joe is one of the biggest names and biggest draws on the blues circuit and this is a noteworthy release.  For a limited time, you can download "Blue and Evil" from Black Rock free from Amazon.  I must do two things: 1) acknowledge good friend Joan Hunt for introducing me to Joe and 2) pick a copy of this one ASAP.

Chuck Berry
Have Mercy: His Complete Chess Recordings 1969-1974

God bless you, Hip-O Select.  This is the third and final 4-CD re-issue of Chuck Berry's vital, legendary output for the historic Chess label.  I have volumes one and two and you can bet I'm going to have this third installment.  Berry left the Chess label for three years only to return in 1969,  which is where Have Mercy picks up.  Most rock historians will tell you Chuck's best days were behind him by '69 and they may have a point but there were still some great songs that came from the mind and guitar of Chuck Berry during this period.

She & Him
Volume 2

Zoey Deschanel and M.Ward's collaboration has spawned a sequel.  Indie people were largely in love with the first collection.  Early reviews on Vol. 2 have been mostly positive although I did finally find one that was less enamored of it.  For whatever reason, I've not been inclined to dial either of these up but this release is getting some buzz so I offer it up to you. 

Justin Bieber
My World 2.0

Soul death, my friends.  Soul death.  My 9-year old niece has learned nothing from me.  Apparently she not only thinks this kid is cute — against my will, I might add — she likes his music.  She really wants this  CD and I love her enough to entertain buying it for her.  I'm not sure how I'll live with myself.  One day she will wake up and realize how awful this is and she might be very angry at me for capitulating.  Soul death.

Here are the rest of your new releases, boys and girls.  Devour and enjoy.

Abscess
Dawn Of Inhumanity

Absolute Ensemble
Absolute Zawinul

Adolescent's
Sellos De Mi A D N

Aiden
From Hell…With Love

Airscape
Now & Then

Allison, Mose
The Way Of The World

Ara
Ara

Archie Bronson Outfit
Coconut

Armored Saint
La Raza

Autechre
Oversteps

Barren Earth
The Curse Of The Red River

Bess, Big Jeff
Tennessee Home Brew

Bettie Serveert
Pharmacy Of Love

Bird And The Bee, The
Interpreting The Masters Vol.1

Bluesmasters Featuring Mickey Thomas
Bluesmasters Featuring Mickeythomas

Bonnet, Graham
The Day I Went Mad

Bonobo
Black Sands

Boys Of The Isle, The
The Absolutely Essential Irish

Breathing Process, The
Odyssey: (Un)Dead

Bright Eyes & Neva Dinova
One Jug Of Wine, Two Vessels

Brotha Lynch Hung
Dinner And A Movie

Bunk Johnson's Original Superior Band
New Orleans 1942

Caveman Culture Sound
Volume 1

Chanela
Flamenco Latino

Chuck Berry
Have Mercy – His Complete Chess Recordings 1969-1974 / [4 CD]

Claude Luter With Humphrey Lyttelton
In England

Cole, Nat King & His Trio
Rare Radio Transcriptions

Contour, Ron & Factor
Saffron

Davidson, David
Beautiful Strings

Dbridge & Instra:Mental
Fabriclive50

Dead Meadow
Three Kings (Cd + Dvd)

Dianno, Paul
The Living Dead

Dillinger Escape Plan, The
Option Paralysis

Dillinger Escape Plan, The
Option Paralysis (Limited Ed)

Disco Biscuits, The
Planet Anthem

Disney
Bayou Boogie

Disturbed
The Sickness 10Th Anniversary Edition (Limited Edition)

Disturbed
The Sickness 10Th Anniversary Edition (Limited Edition)(Amended)

DJ Clay
Let 'Em Bleed: The Mixxtapes Boxset / [4 CD Box Set]

Dj Virtual Vault
In Trance We Trust 15

Dmx
Mixtape

Donley, Jimmy
The Shape You Left Me In

Donwill
Don Cusack In High Fidelity

Double Dagger
Masks Ep

Drink Up Buttercup
Born And Thrown On A Hook

Dropkick Murphys
Live On Lansdowne, Boston Ma

Dunkelbunt
Morgenlandfahrt

Edwards, Jimmy
Love Bug Crawl

Ella Fitzgerald
The Best Of Twelve Nights In Hollywood

Elliott, Jack
At Lansdowne Studios, London

Etran Finatawa
Tarkat Tajje/Let S Go!

Fates Warning
Parallels

Fireball Ministry
Fireball Ministry

Flobots
Survival Story

Ford, Lita
In Concert

From First To Last
Throne To The Wolves

Gallhammer
Gloomy Lights

Galvao, Lula
Bossa Of My Land

Gamma Ray
To The Metal!

Gaudi
No Prisoners

George Lewis & Alton Parnell
George Lewis And Alton Parnell

Gilberto Gil
Bandadois

Gin Wigmore
Holy Smoke

Goldfrapp
Head First

Gorgoroth
Ad Majorem Sathanas Gloriam

Hank Williams Jr.
Family Tradition (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Hank Williams Jr.
The Pressure Is On (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Hank Williams Jr.
Whiskey Bent And Hell Bound (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Hank Williams Jr.
Habits Old And New (Digitally Re-Mastered)

Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday

Harrell, Tom
Roman Nights

Harvey, Alex
Presents…The Loch Ness Monster

Helene Plouffe (Viola D'amore)
Plouffe, Helene: Around Viola D'amore

Hi Power Presents
Neighborhood Music 3-Cd Box-Set

High Places
High Places Vs. Mankind

Holland, Dave Octet
Pathways

Hooker, Jr., John Lee
Live In Istanbul

Iyasa
African Homeland – Voices & Rhythms From Zimbabwe & Southern Africa

J21
Yellow Mind – Blue Mind

Jarreau, Al
Live In London/ The Deluxe Edi

Jeff Sparks
Love.Life.Soul.

Jenifer Stinton, Flute, Scott Mitchell, Piano
Stinton, Jennifer: Sonatas For Flute

Jes
High Glow

Joe Bonamassa
Black Rock

Jones, Hank / Flanagan, Tommy
Live In Marciac 1993

Jorge Drexler
Amar La Trama

Justin Bieber
My World 2.0

Kanda, Hiromi
Hiromi In Love

Kate Miller/Heidk/Curiouser
Curiouser

Ken Colyer's Jazzmen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Kirk Whalum
The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III

Kittrell, Christine
Call Her Name (The Complete Recordings)

Kleenex/Liliput
Live Recordings, Tv-Clips & Roadmovie (Cd+Dvd)

Let S Wrestle
In The Court Of The Wrestling

Lewis, Smiley
Rocks

Lil C
Throweder Than Throwed 2K10

Lil Tweety
What Chicano Rap Made Me

Love Is All
Two Thousand And Ten Injuries

Mainer, J.E.
Classic Sides 1937-41

Marcians, The
Traditional Greek Music – Monahi Zoume

Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx
The Exxecution

Mccready, Mindy
I’m Still Here

Mckee, Andy
Joyland

Meredith Andrews
As Long As It Takes

Midnight Well
Midnight Well

Monica
Still Standing

Neck
Come Out Fighting

Necrophobic
Death To All

Neon Trees
Habits

Now 33
Now 33

Now Faith
Now That's What I Call Faith

One For The Team
Ghosts

Original Broadway Cast Recording
13 (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording
Coraline

Owl City Tribute
Instrumental Tribute To Owl City

Parker, Graham
Imaginary Television

Pilc, Jean Michel
True Story

Poema
Sing It Now

Praise And Worship Top 40
Top 40 Praise & Worship Vol. 3 (3Cd)

Presley, Elvis
On Stage (Legacy Edition)

Queens Club
Young Giant

Radar Brothers
The Illustrated Garden

Raintime
Psychromatic

Rat Attack
Round & Round – Greatest Hits

Reed, Eric & Cyrus Chestnut
Plenty Swing, Plenty Soul

Reni Lane
Ready

Reno & Smiley (With Carter & R
Bluegrass 1963

Right Ons, The
Look Inside, Now!

Roadside Graves
You Won't Be Happy With Me Ep

Runaways
The Mercury Albums Anthology / [2 CD]

S.A. Andree
There's A Fault

Saft, Jamie
Soundtracks

Saliva
Moving Forward In Reverse: Greatest Hits

Saor Patrol
The Stomp

Sapp, Marvin
Here I Am

Sass Jordan
From Dusk 'Til Dawn

School Gyrls
School Gyrls

Scorpions
Sting In The Tail

Seasons After
Through Tomorrow

Serena-Maneesh
No 2: Abyss In B Minor

Sesame Street
Old School Volume 1

Shannon Mercer (Soprano); Luc Beausejour (Harpsichord)
Mercer, Shannon: Francesca Caccini

She And Him
Volume Two

Shemy
Look At What I Came From

Shrivastav, Baluji, Reorient
Indian World Music Fusion – Featuring Hossam Ramzy

Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars
Rise & Shine

Six Gallery
Breakthroughs In Modern Art

Skeletons
Smile

Sleeping With Sirens
With Ears To See And Eyes To H

Sly & The Family Stone
Ain T But The One Way (Origina

Snoop Dogg
More Malice (Edited)

Social Code
Rock 'N' Roll

Sonya Kitchell
Convict Of Conviction / [EP]

Soundtrack
Brooklyn's Finest (Marcelo Zarvos)

Soundtrack
Fringe (Michael Giacchino)

Soundtrack
How To Train Your Dragon (John Powell)

Soundtrack/Movie
Greenberg Original Motion P

Spirits Burning And Thom The World Poet
Golden Age Orchestra

Stacey Q
Greatest Hits

Standard Fare
The Noyelle Beat

Stockwell, Tony
Healing The Wounded Soul

Stockwell, Tony
Heighten Your Spiritual Awaren

Streetlight Manifesto
99 Songs Of Revolution

Summertown Road
Summertown Road

Tahiti Boy & The Palmtree Family
Good Children Go To Heaven

Talvin Singh
OK / [2 CD Expanded Edition]

Tetanus
Such A Loser

The Audition
Greatdanger

The Courteeners
Falcon

The Dreamers – Zorn, John
Ipos: The Book Of Angels Vol. 14

The Impressions
The Complete A & B Sides 1961 – 1968 / [2 CD]

The Runaways Soundtrack
The Runaways Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

The Whigs
In The Dark

The Who
Live Greatest Hits / [2 CD]

Towner/Fresu
Chiaroscuro

Tq
Kind Of Blue

Triptykon
Eparistera Daimones

Twinkranes
Spektrumtheatresnakes

Unthanks, The
Here?S The Tender Coming

Uriah Heep
Celebration (Reg Ed)

Various Artists
A Girl Named Johnny Cash And Other Tribute Songs

Various Artists
The Very Things You Treasure: 24 Bluegrass Songs Of Faith & Family

Various Artists
Platinum Hair Metal Hits

Various Artists
Samba! Samba!

Various Artists
Azuli Miami 2010 Mixed

Various Artists
Azuli Miami 2010 Unmixed

Various Artists
Super Vallenatos 2010

Various Artists
Sunday In The Country

Various Artists
The Edge

Various Artists
Hot Tub Time Machine (Music From The Motion Picture)

Various Artists
Blues Bureau S Rowdy Roadhouse

Various Artists
Italy & Songs: Jealous Attitud

Various Artists
Italy & Style: Stylish Attitud

Various Artists
Repo Men (Original Motion Pict

Various Artists
Adagio: A Windham Hill Collect

Various Artists
Rough Guide To Arabic Lounge (

Various Artists
Rough Guide To World Music For

Various Artists
Ragga Ragga Ragga 2010

Various Artists
Ska Madness!

Various Artists
Live At Knebworth 1990 / [2 CD]

Various Artists
Rock Biographies: Led Zeppelin

Various Artists
Rock Biographies: Lynyrd Skynyrd

Various Artists
Rock Biographies: ZZ Top

Various Artists
Super Jerkin' Vol. 1

Various Artists
Total Music: Dance Classics Vol. 1

Various Artists
Electro Fusion Bellydance

Various: Mixed By Agoria
Balance 016

Venegas, Julieta
Otra Cosa

Violent Soho
Violent Soho / [edited]

Warrant
Born Again

Weakerthans, The
Live At The Burton Cummings Th

Weiss, Dan Trio
Timshel

Wilson, Jim
Leader Of The Band

Wiseman, Mac (With Special Gue
Bluegrass 1971

Woodhands
Remorsecapade

Young & Divine
Young & Divine

Yukon Blonde
Yukon Blonde

Zum
Tango Argentino – Zum Play Astor Piazzolla

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About Josh Hathaway

  • http://dagoddess.com Joanie

    I’m glad I could talk you into Joe (it only took what? A year or so?).

    Gotta tell ya, I’m still happily exploring and studying the blues and it’s much more fun to have a friend like you on the journey with me.