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New music from the legendary Buddy Guy!

New Music Tuesday: Buddy Guy, Taylor Swift, R.E.M., Michael Buble

Taylor Swift is reasonably insipid but she’s one of the top-selling artists in music today, making her new release Speak Now a big deal… to somebody, but not me.  I find her reasonably insipid and don’t want to talk about her new record Speak Now any more than we already have.  It’s out.  She’s making promotional appearances all over the place.  You can have it, I’ll pass.

Buddy Guy
Living Proof

What does interest me this week is the new album from Blues Hall of Famer, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and Blues Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award-winner Buddy Guy.  The 74-year old bluesman – or “74 Years Young,” according to the opening track – is releasing Living Proof today.  My copy is already on its way and I cannot wait to tear into it and listen to the legendary Buddy Guy tear into it.  Living Proof features guest appearances from two other legends, B.B. King and Carlos Santana.  Living Proof follows up Guy’s Skin Deep, released in 2008.  Blogcritics Asst. Music Editor Donald Gibson interviewed Guy about this record and his amazing career.  You need to check that out and then you need to hear this record. 

Live From Austin, TX

This is the second live offering to emerge from R.E.M.’s Accelerate period.  Their first was the brilliant Live At The Olympia, a 2-CD set taken from a series of shows the band did to roadtest the songs that would become Accelerate and along the way they mixed in some fan favorites and rarities.  This DVD was filmed when the band played Austin City Limits after Accelerate was released and finds the band playing a few tunes from their past as well as a generous helping from the new material, now fully formed.  If you quit caring about R.E.M. some years ago, this DVD probably won’t do anything for you. If, like me, you thought Accelerate was a mostly successful return, you’ll want to have a copy to tide you over until Collapse Into Now gets released in 2011.

(Hed) P.E. – Truth Rising
9th Wonder – Opus
Alan Moore – Unearthing / [Deluxe Edition]
Andrew Bird – Useless Creatures
Artist – Title
Avey Tare – Down There
Badfinger – Ass
Badfinger – Magic Christian Music
Badfinger – No Dice
Badfinger – Straight Up
Bal Sagoth – Battle Magic
Bal Sagoth – Starfire Burning Upon
Ban, Lucian & John Hebert – Enesco Re-Imagined
Beasley, Walter – Backatcha
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band – Songs The Bonzo Dog Band Taught Us
Bortnick, Ethan – Ethan Bortnick And His Musical Time Machine
Bruford Levin Upper Extremities – Bruford Levin Upper Extremities
Budden, Joe – Mood Muzik 4
Cain, Chris – So Many Miles
Cale, John & Band – Live At Rockpalast
Cap D – Polymath
Cave & The Bad Seeds, Nick – Abattoir Blues/Lyre Of Orpheus
Charles, Ray – The Way I Feel
Charlie Daniels Band, The – The Essential Charlie Daniels Band
Clegg, Johnny – Human
Como, Perry – The Essential Perry Como
Conducting From The Grave – Revenants
Cousins, Dave – Secrets, Songs & Stories
Cousins, Dave And Wakeman, Rick – Strawbs 40th Anniversary Celebration Vol 2
Cradle Rock – Lullaby Versions Of Songs Reco
Crowded House – Veryvery Best Of Crowded House
Cuarto Poder – In Tha House
Daath – Daath
Davis, Miles – Young Miles
Default – Comes And Goes
Devon Allman’s Honeytribe – Space Age Blues
Diamond Rings – Special Affections
Diskreet – Engage The Mechanicality
Dixie Chicks – The Essential Dixie Chicks
Drudkh – Handful Of Stars
Dubblestandart – Marijuana Dreams
Easy Star All-Stars – Dubber Side Of The Moon
Eddy, Duane – Movin’ & Groovin’
Elizabeth & The Catapult – The Other Side Of Zero
Exaudi, James Weeks; Daniel Becker (Piano) – Skempton: Bolt From The Blue
Fall, The – The Unutterable Plus
Fejd – Eifur
Ferry, Bryan – Olympia
Ferry, Bryan Tribute – Smooth Jazz Tribute To Bryan Ferry
Firewind – Days Of Defiance
Forbidden – Omega Wave
Fourplay – Let’s Touch The Sky
Franklin, Aretha – The Essential Aretha Franklin
Gehenna – Malice
Ghostland Observatory – Codename: Rondo
Guess Who, The – The Essential The Guess Who
Guy, Buddy – Living Proof
Highwaymen, The (Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson) – The Essential Highwaymen
Holiday, Billie – The Essential Billie Holiday
Holy Grail – Crisis In Utopia
Hopkin, Mary – Earth Song, Ocean Song
Hopkin, Mary – Post Card
Howard, Dwight – Shoot For The Stars
Iglesias, Julio – The Essential Julio Iglesias
Ill Niño – Dead New World
Jail Weddings – Love Is Lawless
Jenifer, Darryl – In Search Of Black Judas
Jethro Tull – Stand Up-Collector’s Edition
Joe Diffie – Homecoming: The Bluegrass Album
Juice Newton – Duets: Friends & Memories
K.C. Accidental – Captured Anthems For An
Kansas – The Essential Kansas
Katra – Out Of The Ashes
Keller Williams – Kids
King, B.B. – B B Boogie
King’s X – Live Love In London
Krieg – Isolationist, The
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
Kylesa – Spiral Shadow
Las Ardillitas – Exitos Navidenos Las Ardillita
Lavish – Hometown Hero
Lobo – All Time Greatest Performances
Lomax, Jackie – Is This What You Want
Lyrics Born – As U Were
Maddslinky – Make A Change
Maddslinky – Make Your Peace
Mark Salling – Pipe Dreams
Mcmorrow, Brenda – Love Abounds
Melechesh – Epigenesis, The
Michael Bublé – Hollywood The Deluxe Ep
Michael Bublé – Crazy Love Hollywood Edition (2cd)
Michael Schenker Group – Rockpalast: Hardrock Legends Vol. 2
Mikkey Halsted – The Dark Room
Miller, Lisa – Within Myself
Modern Jazz Quartet – Under The Jasmin Tree/Space
Monster Magnet – Mastermind
Monster Magnet – Mastermind (Limited Edition Di
Napalm Death – Diatribes/Greed Killing
Nitzer Ebb – Industrial Complex
Nugent, Ted – The Essential Ted Nugent
Ocean’s Edge Music – Higher Praise Christmas:Heaven
Overkill – Immortalis / Live At Wacken
Pomegranates – One Of Us
Prefab Sprout – Let’s Change The World With Music
Preston, Billy – Encouraging Words
Preston, Billy – That’s The Way God Planned It
Pretty Things, The – Parachute – 40th Annivesary Edition
Pure Reason Revolution – Hammer And Anvil
R.E.M. – Live From Austin, TX
Rackard, Toni – Unconditional Love
Radha Krsna Temple, The – Radha Krsna Temple, The
Raducanu, Maria – Ziori
Ray Charles – Rare Genius: The Undiscovered Masters
Ray Davies – The Kinks Choral Collection / [Special Edition]
Reyes, Diana – Navidad Duranguense
Richmond, Jeff – 30 Rock Original Tv Soundtrack
Rocky Business – Rebel’s Roar
Satriani, Joe – The Essential Joe Satriani
Scanner With The Post Modern J – Blink Of An Eye
Senses Fail – The Fire / [Deluxe Edition]
Sesame Street – Old School Vol 2
Simon, Paul – The Essential Paul Simon
Sinatra, Frank – The Essential Frank Sinatra
Skillz – The World Needs More Skillz
Slaine – A World With No Skies
Slocumb, Jonathan – Live From Chicago
Small Black – New Chain
Soundtrack – Treme: Music From The Hbo Original Series, Season 1
Soundtrack – Country Strong (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack/Movie – Stomp The Yard:Homecoming
Sri Kirtan – Live Your Love
Star One – Victims Of The Modern Age
Strawbs – Strawbs 40th Anniversary Volume One
Sugarland Tribute – Piano Tribute To Sugarland
Sun Airway – Nocturne Of Exploded Crystal C
Superions, The – Destination… Christmas!
Swedish House Mafia – Until One
T. Rex – The Slider
Tangerine Dream – Chandra – The Phantom Ferry Part 1
Tangerine Dream – Cyberjam Collection
Tangerine Dream – Tangines Scales
Taylor Swift – Speak Now
Taylor, James – James Taylor
Telekinesis – Parallel Seismic Conspiracies
Tenebrae In Perpetuum / Krohm – Split
Tepfer, Dan Trio – Five Pedals Deep
The Derailers – Live! From Texas
The Ghost Of A Saber Tooth Tiger (Sean Lennon & Charlotte Kemp Muhl)  – Acoustic Sessions
The Suzan – Golden Week For The Poco Poco Beat
Therion – Sitra Ahra
Timmy S Organism – Rise Of The Green Gorilla
Triptykon – Shatter – Eparistera Daimones
Troy, Doris – Doris Troy
Ufo – Rockpalast: Hardrock Legends Vol. 1
Various – Boss Tuneage…Vol. 3
Various – Apple Records Box Set
Various – Come And Get It: Best Of Apple
Various – California Concert: The Hollywood Palladium
Various – Graves Mountain All-Star Jam (Rural Rhythm 55 Year Celebration Live Album)
Various – Imus Ranch Record Ii
Various Artists – Doughboys, Playboys & Cowboys – The Golden Years Of Western Swing
Various Artists – 20 Great Broadway Show Stoppers
Various Artists – Balance 017
Various Artists – Elaste Vol. 3 – Super Motion D
Various Artists – Jackass 3-D Soundtrack
Various Artists – Listen To The Banned
Various Artists – Namaste Ii
Various Artists – Party-Keller Vol.3
Warpaint – The Fool
Wayman Tisdale – The Fonk Record : Featuring Tiz & The Fonkie
Wisemen – Children Of A Lesser God
Wolf & Cub – Science And Sorcery
Wretched End, The – Ominous
Your Demise – The Kids We Used To Be
Zapp & Roger – Double Dose Of Funk / [2 Cd]
Zorn, John – What Thou Wilt

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