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New Releases for NOVEMBER 2003=20

from Ace Records=20

THE GOSDIN BROTHERS / Sounds Of Goodbye - BIG BEAT CDWIKD 235

Once you've heard them, how can you not like the Gosdin Brothers? Their =

1968 album SOUNDS OF GOODBYE is one of the most satisfying blends of =

country, pop and folk-rock that the era produced, yet because it was =

aimed at the country market rather than the hip scene, the record, and =

indeed the act's importance, has been overshadowed by the frankly more =

copy-worthy Byrds and Burritos. more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdwikd235.html>=20

A SOLDIER'S SAD STORY - Vietnam Through The Eyes Of Black America - KENT =

CDKEND 226=20

Some Kent releases come together in a relatively short period of time, =

while others require a longer gestation period. This month, we're proud =

to bring you one that falls firmly into the latter category. It's been a =

fortnight short of two years since we first began work on a project that =

would attempt to tell a story-in-song of Black American participation in =

the Vietnam war, a project that has been in the works for the whole of =

that time. more http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdkend226.html> =

THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ROCK'N'ROLL - SPECIAL NOVELTY EDITION - ACE =

CDCHD 980

Novelty records tapped into the fears, obsessions, fads and cultural =

mores of the time, using Sci-Fi, Horror movies and TV characters as =

their main sources of inspiration. Deejays tired of programming =

wearisome ballads and repetitive rock 45s, welcomed novelty records as a =

means of introducing an element of surprise into their shows and this, =

together with positive sales, encouraged record companies to produce =

them in increasing quantities but there was a downside. The public were =

buying the songs rather than the name on the record and, in almost every =

case, the artists were stigmatised as one-hit wonders. more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdchd980.html>=20

MUSIC FROM THE WATTSTAX FESTIVAL & FILM - STAX 3SCD 4440

Well it was a dirty job, but someone had to do it. Rob Bowman had been =

suggesting a trawl through the complete Wattstax tapes for some time. I =

happened to have some time to kill while visiting Fantasy Records in =

Berkeley, so I arranged for the original multi track tapes to be pulled =

and boy there were a lot of them. We heaved a half dozen of them onto a =

16 track machine that day and made 'push the fader' rough mixes. more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/3scd4440.html>=20

THE PAZANT BROTHERS / Live At The Museum Of Modern Art - BGP CDBGPD 157

It's a New York summer's day circa 1971.The year makes no difference to =

the temperature. It's HOT! The sky when you can see it in between the =

towering skyscrapers is blue, heat rises from the tarmac, and even the =

most simple of tasks requires a supreme effort and a shower afterwards. =

But this isn't bothering you, you've slipped into a loose fitting white =

suit, your lapels and trouser legs more than a touch wider than they =

would have been a few years before. more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdbgpd157.html>=20

SYLVESTER COTTON & ANDREW DUNHAM / Blues Sensation - ACE CDCHD 869

No matter how much new information continues to come to light about =

Post-WW II blues, there are some things - and some artists - that seem =

destined to remain terminally obscure. more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdchd869.html>=20

THE PLATTERS / The Complete Federal Recordings - ACE CDCHD 974

"The Platters' Complete Federal Recordings". Hands up how many of you =

long-time collectors just read that sentence and inwardly groaned "oh =

no, not again". More than a few, I'll bet. But those of you who did =

should really carry on reading this piece. You may learn something to =

your advantage. =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/sept03/cdchd981.html> more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdchd974.html>=20

KING ROCK'N'ROLL - ACE CDCHD 975

When I was growing up in Epping on the outskirts of London during the =

1950s, "Uncle Syd" Nathan was a familiar unseen presence in the life of =

our family. The distant cousin of a distant cousin of an obscure =

American relative on my mother's side, Uncle Syd was the family's only =

link to the entertainment world, an extremely tenuous connection that my =

mother grandly made the most of during those grey and glitz free years. =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/sept03/cdfe500.html> more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdchd975.html>=20

MODERN DOWNHOME BLUES SESSIONS VOL 2 - ACE CDCHD 982

Released just before this wonderful summer, "The Modern Downhome Blues =

Sessions Vol 1" (CDCHD 876) attracted impressive reviews. Writing in =

Juke Blues #53, Mark Harris described the CD as a "heavyweight =

collection... exuberant, ebullient and energising... an indispensable =

issue". In Blues & Rhythm #180, it was rated CD of the Month, with =

reviewer Ray Templeton noting that it is "as promising a start as you =

could wish for from what is potentially as exciting and as valuable a =

series of downhome blues on CDs as any ever attempted". Living Blues =

topped them all by stating "This disc is an absolute must-have". =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/sept03/cdkend222.html> more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdchd982.html>=20

FUNKADELIC / Motor City Madness - WESTBOUND CDSWM2 140

Mommy what's a Funkadelic? Well you know what they say about stupid =

questions? So we'll ignore that and tell you instead what's a Funkadelic =

compilation. Oh yes, 29 tracks - in this case odd is most definitely =

better than even - of undiluted excessive but somehow beautiful =

funkiness, courtesy of the seminal Westbound Recordings of George =

Clinton's funky rock band. more =

http://www.acerecords.co.uk/gotrt/oct03/cdswm2140.html>=20

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