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Isaac Albeniz
Isaac Albeniz

5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful transcriptions for flamenco guitar of Albeniz piano sonatas, 3 Jan. 2014
This review is from: Isaac Albeniz (Audio CD)
Artist: JUAN MANUEL CANIZARES
Binding: Audio CD
Format: Import
Label: Nuevos Medios
Manufacturer: Nuevos Medios
Product Group: Music
Product Type Name: MUSIC_POPULAR
Publisher: Nuevos Medios
SKU: JUL11D04-152904
Studio: Nuevos Medios
Tracks Sonata para piano no.3, opus 68
1. Allegretto. 4.38
2. Andante. 4.17
3. Allegro assai. 5.38
Sonata para piano no.5, opus 82
4. Allegro non tropo. 11.38
5. Minueto del Gallo. 3.03
6. Reverie. 8.03
7.Allegro. 3.04
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King of the Swamp Blues 1954-61
King of the Swamp Blues 1954-61

5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth the trouble of sourcing this treasure., 8 Dec. 2013
Lightnin' Slim true believers will want to take the extra time to search for this one. It's a 20-track collection released by Flyright in 1992 that brings together a rash of alternate takes, previously unissued sides, studio warm-ups, and the like, all recorded by producer Jay Miller between 1954 and 1961. This is no bottom-of-the-barrel scrapings; Slim's outtakes can sometimes be better than some of the later sides released on Excello. Listeners are treated to an unreleased track from what is believed to be Slim's audition for Miller, a bare-bones reading of Jimmy Rogers' "That's All Right." One of the few examples of Slim recording without a supporting harmonica, the starkness of his guitar and vocal against the rudimentary drums of disc jockey Ray "Diggy Doo" Meaders makes this the track that fans of the lowdown will enthusiastically embrace. Another unreleased song from the same tape is an original, "Love Me for Myself," which features Lightnin's guitar front and center doing rare fills in the upper register between vocal lines. Several more sides emanate from these first sessions in 1954, including a wobbly tape reel alternate of his first record, "Bad Luck," and Slim in support of harmonica ace Wild Bill Phillips. Phillips' amplified harp tone is huge and distorted on the rocking "Paper in My Shoe" and Slim encores the same supporting role behind Schoolboy Cleve on three tracks. Five alternate takes illustrate how Miller and the artists shaped material for release in his Crowley, LA, studio, but mavens of unreleased material will revel in the studio warm-up of "Don't Mistreat Me" where Slim breaks a guitar string in mid-song and starts cussing out his guitar. Certainly not the place to start with this artist, but an interesting addition to his recorded legacy that hardcore fans will definitely want to pick up.
Track Listing ;-
- That's All Right [Feature unissued]
- Rock Me Mama
- Love Me For Myself [Feature unissued]
- Paper In My Shoe
- You Did Me Wrong Baby
- Poor Lightnin' Blues
- Woke Up Feelin' Blue
- Bad Luck (alt tk)
- I'm Him
- Strange Letter Bues
- She's Gone
- Don't Mistreat Me
- Those Neighbours Of Mine
- I Beg You Little Woman
- I Just Don't Know (alt tk) [Excello unissued]
- The Blues And My Woman
- I'm Goin' Join The Army (alt tk) [Excello unissued]
- Black Cat Blues (alt tk) [Excello unissued]
- I'm Tired Of Waiting Baby (alt tk) [Excello unissued]
- Mary Lee (alt tk) [Excello unissued]

compiled by John Broven; remastered by Charlie Crump
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Enivre d'amour
Enivre d'amour

5.0 out of 5 stars Too Hot to Touch, 22 Nov. 2013
This review is from: Enivre d'amour (Audio CD)
This band had been traveling for several years by the time they went into the studio to record this material; you can hear the romance of Paris, the stylized urbanity of New York and the gritty truth of the road in these songs. The words to "Critics" caused some press negativity on release !!!
Tracks are :-
1. Shine a Light On Me
2. I Wanna Be a Bebopper
3. Longing For Bahia
4. Too Hot To Touch
5. Pepper
6. Critics
7. On The Sunny Side of The Street
8. Freedom Jazz Dance
9. Everything Happens To Me
10. Enivre D'Amour
The band is :-
Ben Sidran Piano, Vocals
Billy Peterson Bass
Bob Malach Saxophone
Gordy Knudtson Drums
Ricky Peterson Synthesizer


Choral Favorites
Choral Favorites
Offered by FastMedia "Ships From USA"
Price: £49.86

5.0 out of 5 stars Top quality recordings, 7 Nov. 2013
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This review is from: Choral Favorites (Audio CD)
And at such a giveaway price. Seven cds at under £2 each. The accompanying notes also belie the price as they are detailed and informative.


Sings Beatles And Dylan
Sings Beatles And Dylan
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £19.95

5.0 out of 5 stars The other reviewers are on a different planet, 31 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Sings Beatles And Dylan (Audio CD)
Richie Havens is a great and enduring artist and this gem contains many of his finest interpretations.
I hope to see more who care about his fantastic legacy submit 5 star reviews to offset the rubbish posted below.
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MR. P S SHUFFLE(IMPORT)
MR. P S SHUFFLE(IMPORT)
Offered by Japan-Select
Price: £29.06

5.0 out of 5 stars Such a glory to share this personal journey., 13 Oct. 2013
This review is from: MR. P S SHUFFLE(IMPORT) (Audio CD)
This is what Ben says about this excellent album...

When I was a young man of 20, I played six nights a week for a period of several months at at club called The Tuxedo Lounge, one of the warmest musical environments I have known; several decades later, the club had changed its name to Mr. P's Place and I started playing there again; this recording is a document and a testament to that spirit of groove and return.

The musicians are
Ben Sidran Piano, Vocals
The legendary Frank Morgan, Saxophone
Richard Davis, Bass
Clyde Stubblefield, Drums
Phil Upchurch, Guitar
Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophone
Ricky Peterson, Organ
Howard Levy, Harmonica
Margie Cox, Vocals
Alejo Poveda, Percussion
Leo Sidran, Drums

The tracks...
1. I'm Back
2. No Moon at All
3. Lover Man
4. Walk Right In
5. Mr. P's Shuffle
6. The Glory of Love
7. I'm Not Talking
8. Jive Samba
9. Get Happy
10. Sentimental Journey
11. Like a Boat on The Water
12. Memory Lane


Goin' Down to Eli's
Goin' Down to Eli's
Offered by EliteDigital UK
Price: £20.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic collection of rare archive tracks, 12 Oct. 2013
This review is from: Goin' Down to Eli's (Audio CD)
31 tracks all produced by the legendary Willie Dixon featuring top acts such as Walter "Shakey" Horton, Memphis Slim, Sunnyland Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson, Guitar Shorty and many others. Originals released on the Cobra and ABCO labels. Enjoy....


Johnny Winter Box Set
Johnny Winter Box Set

5.0 out of 5 stars Four early and rare albums in one set, 19 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Johnny Winter Box Set (Audio CD)
The albums are 1) A Lone Star Kind of Day
2) Nightrider
3) Walking by Myself
and 4) Blues to the Bone, with Calvin "Loudmouth" Johnson.
The man is in excellent form throughout. This is his early work and good news to find it all in one reasonably priced set, even if the box is pretty uninformative with virtually no liner notes or background.


Johnny Winter Box Set
Johnny Winter Box Set

5.0 out of 5 stars Four early and rare albums in one set, 19 Sept. 2013
This review is from: Johnny Winter Box Set (Audio CD)
The albums are 1) A Lone Star Kind of Day
2) Nightrider
3) Walking by Myself
and 4) Blues to the Bone, with Calvin "Loudmouth" Johnson.
The man is in excellent form throughout. This is his early work and good news to find it all in one reasonably priced set, even if the box is pretty uninformative with virtually no liner notes or background.


The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy: A New Translation
The Collected Poems of C. P. Cavafy: A New Translation
by Constantine Cavafy
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A rare sensitivity, 21 July 2013
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These new translations seem to me to improve on their predecessors. If I were finding Cavafy for the first time I would I am sure be held spellbound by whichever I had come across. But if recommending a version today it would be this one.


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