Archive for February, 2014

NEW DIGITAL TITLES – AVAILABLE WORLDWIDE

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Six new digital releases, available on every digital service around the world :

NEW ! Terry Waldo – The Soul Of Ragtime
Ragtime is one of America’s truly unique and precious art forms. Comprised of original and traditional tunes, the album is stylistically so varied that to simply call it ‘ragtime’ is nonsensical. At times dissonant, rollicking, gospel-influenced and harmonically complex, “The Soul of Ragtime’ celebrates tradition while moving the whole enterprise forward in surprising ways.

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NEW !! Suni McGrath – Seven Stars
Legendary 12-string guitarist Suni McGrath’s first new recordings in 33 years were captured in 2006, but only three songs from that session were released. McGrath recorded three highly sought after out-of-print recordings in the 60’s.
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NEW !! Harry Taussig – The Diamond of Lost Alphabets
The third album by American Primitive Guitar pioneer Harry Taussig. He appeared on Takoma’s ‘Contemporary Guitar Spring ‘67′ comp alongside John Fahey and Max Ochs. His first album, ‘Fate Is Only Once’, was released in 1965 and reissued on Tompkins Square in 2006. He waited 45 years before releasing ‘Fate Is Only Twice’, and now graces us with a third stellar collection. Taussig played his first live show ever at SXSW last year. A surprising resurgence from one of the true innovators.
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Various Artists – Hooray For Max Ochs
Poet, activist, American Primitive Guitar master, Takoma recording artist, cousin of Phil Ochs and composer of “Imaginational Anthem,” which inspired Tompkins Square’s guitar series of the same name, Max Ochs is saluted via this tribute EP including two cover versions of IA by Sean Smith and Ben Reynolds, and tunes by Neil Harpe and Shawn McMillen. Previously eMusic-only.
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Bern Nix – Low Barometer
Guitarist Bern Nix has collaborated with Ornette Coleman as a member of Prime Time, as well as with John Zorn, Ronald Shannon Jackson and many more. This, his lone solo guitar album, is a 2006 session originally released as a limited edition of 25 CDs, now made available widely for the first time.
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Various Artists – Let Me Play This For You : Rare Cajun Recordings
This set features some of the rarest, most compelling tunes and heart-breaking songs from Southwest Louisiana. Most of the performances on this collection have not been heard since they were originally recorded on 78 rpm disc, and yet they serve as a discrete Rosetta Stone for the traditional Cajun and Creole repertoire that exists today. Released on CD in 2013.
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Suni McGrath ca. 1962