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New Music Tuesday: Jenny & Johnny, Heart, Goo Goo Dolls, Phil Selway, Miles Davis

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I didn’t expect this week’s releases would stack up with those from last week as far as my interest goes and, well, I was right.  There are some good titles this week but they just can’t compete with Duke Robillard, Ronnie Earl, and Charlie Musselwhite.

I might be sitting this week out but there are some noteworthy releases we should discuss.  For starters there is the new ICON series from Universal Music Group.  It’s another series of “Best Of” collections and in most cases for artists who already have several.  Among those who are being dubbed icons are Nirvana, Bryan Adams, Rick James, and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Also out this week are side project releases from performers affiliated with famous indie bands.  Radiohead drummer Phil Selway releases his first solo album Familial.  Indie starlet Jenny Lewis (Rilo Kiley) has teamed up to make a record with her boyfriend Jonathan Rice, another established indie singer/songwriter.  That record is called I’m Having Fun Now and I’ll be curious to see if Pitchfork loves it or if Lewis and Rice are so last year for the indie hipsters.

We also have the new record from Heart (Red Velvet Car) as well as one from Goo Goo Dolls (Something For The Rest Of Us).

The only title that has my attention is the Legacy Edition of Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew.  I’m still not well grounded in jazz but I’ve yet to hear something from Davis that I haven’t liked and Kind of Blue is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever heard.  I don’t know what Bitches Brew represents in his catalog or from what period of his career it comes but I’ve heard of this title and it’s one I might have to explore.

Those are just a few of the new releases out this week.  I may have overlooked one or two.  What are you interested in this week?

10 Years – Feeding The Wolves
10 Years – Feeding The Wolves / [Deluxe Edition]
Abba – Icon
Abigail Washburn – City Of Refuge
Alan Moore – Unearthing / [Deluxe Edition]
American Bang – American Bang
Armstrong, Louis – The 25 Greatest – Hot Fives And Hot Sevens
Atom Smash – Love Is In This Missle
Austin, Patti – Every Home Should Have One (Or
Autry, Gene – Back In The Saddle Again – 25 Cowboy Classics
Bartley Brothers, The – Hit The Road
Big Pokey – Warning Shot
Bill Frisell – Beautiful Dreamers
Bryan Adams – Icon
Buck Owens – All-Time Greatest Hits
Cadence, Katie – On The Wings Of An Angel
Cam’ron & Vado – Gunz N’ Butta
Carl Broemel – All Birds Say
Casting Crowns – Until The Whole World Hears Live
Cephalic Carnage – Misled By Certainty
Clarke, Stanley – Modern Man/I Wanna Play For You
Clientele, The – Minotaur
Colley, Scott – Empire
Comeback Kid – Symptoms + Cures
Cory Morrow – Brand New Me
Cruz, Celia – Mis Favoritas
Davis, Miles – Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition)
Delgado, Issac – L-O-V-E
Devil S Brigade – Devil S Brigade
Diana Ross & The Supremes – Icon
Disturbed – Asylum
Don Williams – Icon
Don Williams – Icon / [2 Cd]
Dorrough – Get Big
Dorrough – Get Big (Clean Version)
Dr. Elmo – Dr. Elmo: Bluegrass Christmas
Erykah Badu – Icon
Etta James – Icon
Fabolous – There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape
Fabolous – There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music Mixtape / [Edited]
Feliz, Jandy – Jandy
Film School – Fission
For Today – Breaker
Frank Sinatra – September Of My Years
Gerald Levert – The Best Of Gerald Levert
Gladys Knight & The Pips – Icon
Gorbel, Jarrod – Devil S Made A New Friend
Heart – Red Velvet Car
Hoobastank – Icon
Houghton, Israel – Love God. Love People.
Jackson 5 – Icon
Jackson 5 – Icon / [2 Cd]
James Brown – Icon
Janet Jackson – Icon
Jay, Roy – Fairfax Avenue
Jenny And Johnny – I’m Having Fun Now
John Henrys, The – White Linen
Johnny Cash – Icon
Jonathan Butler – Faith, Love & Joy: Great Spiritual Inspirations
Jones, Stuart – Touched By Angels
Joshua’s Troop – Troop Nation
Kirk Whalum – Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway
Kiss – Icon
Kiss – Icon / [2 Cd]
Krs-One & True Master – Meta-Historical
Leaves Eyes – Njord (Special Fan Edition)
Lee, Riley – Shakuhachi Water Meditations
Lil C – H-Town Chronic 4
Linkin Park Tribute – String Tribute To Linkin Park
Lyfe Jennings – I Still Believe
Lynn, Vera – We’ll Meet Again – The Early Years
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Icon
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Icon / [2 Cd]
Martin, Rebecca – When I Was Long Ago
Marvin Gaye – Icon
Marvin Gaye – Icon / [2 Cd]
Mcguffey Lane – 10
Molvaer, Nils Petter – Hamada
Motorhead – Icon
Murderdolls – Women And Children Last
Neil Diamond – Icon
Nirvana – Icon
Nosound – Sol29
Now 35 – Now 35
Original Cast – Good Ol’ Girls
Other, The – New Blood
Papa Roach – Live Greatest Hits
Patsy Cline – Icon
Patsy Cline – Icon / [2 Cd]
Perry, Lee And The Upsetters – Sound System Scratch
Philip Selway – Familial
Pinheiro, Chico – There S A Storm Inside
Polock – Getting Down From The Trees
Ponderosa – Moonlight Revival
Portico Quartet – Isla
Quest For Fire – Lights From Paradise
Richardson, Calvin – America’s Most Wanted
Rick James – Icon
Roberto Fabbriciani (Flute) – Clementi, A.: Works For Flute
Robeson, Paul – Ol Man River – His 25 Greatest
Rod Stewart – Icon
Rush – Icon
Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses – Junky Star
Sammy Kershaw – Better Than I Used To Be
Sanchez, Antonio – Live In New York
Scaggs, Boz – Moments (The Deluxe Edition)
Scaggs, Boz – Other Roads (The Deluxe Editio
Schwarz-Bart, Jacques Featuring Stephanie Mckay – Rise Above
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo – Underground Playground
Serrie, Jonn – Christmas Prayers
Shadowgarden – Ashen
Simpson, Brian – South Beach
Smokey Robinson – Icon
Stereoside – Stereoside
Stevie Wonder – Icon
Street Dogs – Street Dogs
Styx – Icon
Styx – Icon / [2 Cd]
Ten Kens – For Posterity
Terrible Things – Terrible Things
The Autumn Offering – The Autumn Offering
The Cranberries – Icon
The Goo Goo Dolls – Something For The Rest Of Us
The Graduate – Only Every Time
The Temptations – Icon
The Temptations – Icon / [2 Cd]
Thompson, Richard – Dream Attic
Three Dog Night – Icon
Tiesto – Kaleidoscope Remixed
Trisha Yearwood – Icon
Tristania – Rubicon
Uttal, Jai/ Leinbach, Ben – Bhakti Bazaar
Valdes. Chucho – Chucho’s Steps
Valens, Richie – La Bamba
Various – Real Wild Child – 50 Rockin’ Rollin’ Favorites For Kids Of All Ages
Various Artists – Hair Metal Live
Various Artists – Hollywood Rocks! Audio Companion
Various Artists – 100 Beats: African
Various Artists – 100 Beats: Cuban
Various Artists – World Travels
Vince Gill – Icon
Weepies, The – Be My Thrill
White, Jonalee – Sugar
Woe Is Me – Number(S)
Word Alive, The – Deceiver
Yo Gabba Gabba! – Yo Gabba Gabba Music Is Awesome Volume 2

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  • http://bluestography.blogspot.com Joanie

    I’m sort of a bit crazy over Selway at the moment and really curious as to what the new album is like. Don’t know if you’re familiar with his “The Ties That Bind Us” or “The Witching Hour” from The Sun Came Out (Seven Worlds Collide) album. Fantastic stuff.

    Also, Miles Davis…check out “Dune Mosse” from Zucchero & Co.

    Perhaps these tunes will magically appear on your iPod one day. I think you’ll like.

  • http://theglenblog.blogspot.com Glen Boyd

    Bitches Brew is a landmark album that pretty much wrote the book on jazz-rock fusion, f.y.i.

    -Glen

  • Mark Saleski

    i have to agree with glen on the Miles, though Bitches Brew is 100% different from Kind of Blue

    Frisell: a Lanois-lover in you wants to (no, NEEDS to) have some Frisell.

  • http://sterfish.blogspot.com Sterfish

    I’m listening to Philip Selway’s album on NPR and it’s a welcome surprise. It will probably be compared to early Radiohead but it’s different. A bit more organic and a little more stripped-down. Damn 2010…another album to buy???

  • Tom Johnson

    The new Frisell is a must. I’m still waiting on my signed copy from Newbury Comics. The ONE time I give in to geeky fandom and it doesn’t arrive on time. But bits I heard sounded deliciously old-school, or “mid-school” – early to mid-90s style stuff.

    Bitches Brew is, as the kids say, “the shit.” I’m pissed at this reissue in that it packages a live DVD with material I already own in a superior version (The Complete Bitches Brew box) and really wish they’d just sold the DVD separately. Same remastering as the box, etc. I guess there might be a bonus track or two on the discs? This’ll be on my Christmas list, maybe. I’m not rushing out to buy it: that’s what I’m saying.

    What I heard of the Phil Selway album sounded musically interesting, but I don’t know that I could stand his voice. Kind of like the shy, mumbly guy who decides to sing, and still sounds shy and mumbly.