• A Good Time to Buy Music

    A Good Time to Buy Music

    I live within walking distance of the Ludlow Garage, a small Cincinnati music venue that, in the late 60s and early 70s, hosted Santana, Frank Zappa, BB King, and countless other artists. Live at Ludlow ...
  • The Replacements: Dead Man's Pop

    The Replacements: Dead Man's Pop

    The Replacements had reached a crossroads when they recorded 1989’s Don’t Tell A Soul. With five albums behind them, they were far too good of a band to warrant the modest sales they received even ...
  • Catching up with Stockfisch Records

    Catching up with Stockfisch Records

    When German guitarist Werner Lämmerhirt released Ten Thousand Miles in 1974, that LP was, in more ways than one, a harbinger of things to come. Along with being Lämmerhirt’s debut album, it was the opening ...
  • Traffic Returns to Vinyl

    Traffic Returns to Vinyl

    In 1967 four musicians left the city in order to hole up in an English country cottage, where they immersed themselves in music. Far from the madding crowd, the artists created a fresh new sound ...
  • Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time In

    Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time In

    This 1965 release ended the Dave Brubeck Quartet’s series of time-themed albums, the most famous being 1959’s Time Out, which contained the ever-popular “Take Five.” Time In was also one of the final records by ...
  • Evosound

    Evosound

    Since its first release in 2004, the Evosound music label has experienced considerable success in the Asian market, but it hasn’t had as much of an impact elsewhere. That should change, however. An effort by ...
  • The Music Industry Responds

    The Music Industry Responds

    The recorded music industry has seen a steep decline in profits over the last 20 years, and we all know why. It’s not that people stopped listening to music—no, but they found a way to ...
  • Nathan Davis Live

    Nathan Davis Live

    For some midcentury American jazz musicians touring Europe, the experience was so inspiring they ended up moving there. The attraction made sense. Back in the States even some A-list jazz players scuffled to find steady ...
  • Run Out Groove

    Run Out Groove

    Formed in 2017, Run Out Groove is a vinyl-only and fan-engaged music label. Each month music lovers vote to decide which title will become the next limited edition one-time pressing. An imprint of Warner Music ...
  • Peter Murphy: 5 Albums

    Peter Murphy: 5 Albums

    With his baritone voice, haunting melodies, brooding stage presence, and dark lyrics, Peter Murphy was tailor made to perform goth rock, a musical style he helped usher in while a member of Bauhaus. Peter Murphy—5 ...
  • Baby Huey: The Living Legend

    Baby Huey: The Living Legend

    When music labels search for unreleased tapes connected with memorable albums, the results can be less than scintillating: an inferior take here, a poorly-recorded demo there, perhaps some performances that should have stayed on the ...
  • Newvelle Records Launches Season Three

    Newvelle Records Launches Season Three

    The notion that time flies definitely applies to Newvelle Records, a subscription-based vinyl-only jazz label. It seems we’d just discovered a new record company that stood out for its high production standards musically, sonically, and ...

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