• Willie Nelson: American Classic

    Willie Nelson: American Classic

    Willie Nelson is no stranger to the great American songbook, having written a few chapters of it. This collection of twelve Tin Pan Alley classics is the stylistic follow- up to Stardust, Nelson’s chart-topping 1978 ...
  • Stanton Moore: Groove Alchemy

    Stanton Moore: Groove Alchemy

    New Orleans drummer and bandleader Stanton Moore leads a red-hot soul-jazz organ trio with keyboardist Robert Walter and guitarist Will Bernard. The music is cut from the same cloth as Medeski, Martin & Wood, and ...
  • Rod Stewart: Soulbook

    Rod Stewart: Soulbook

    Go with what you know—good advice for a showman who staked his fortune as a blue-eyed soul man. British pop crooner Rod Stewart, 64, is no stranger to the American songbook— he began his career ...
  • Sade: Soldier of Love

    Sade: Soldier of Love

    Her first studio recording in a decade— and third comeback—shows Nigerian- British chanteuse Sade Adu still has the stuff. The danceable hip-hop-inflected title track thaws Sade’s ultra-cool, ice- princess image and already has carried this ...
  • Aaron Neville: My True Story

    Aaron Neville: My True Story

    Grammy-winning vocalist Aaron Neville likens the doo-wop songs he heard while growing up to “medicine” that pulled him off the mean streets of New Orleans. His first national hit, 1967’s R&B classic “Tell It Like ...
  • The Essential Zappa

    The Essential Zappa

    “The manner in which people consume music has a lot to do with leaving it on their coffee tables or using it for wallpaper for their lifestyles, like the score of a movie,” visionary composer, ...
  • Mark Knopfler: Get Lucky

    Mark Knopfler: Get Lucky

    Mark Knopfler writes mood music for sad and lonely men. Mark Knopfler writes modern Celtic-folk songs about an old country none of us has ever known, but long for deep in our hearts. Mark Knopfler ...
  • Heart: Red Velvet Car

    Heart: Red Velvet Car

    On Heart’s first studio album in six years, the Seattle-based sister act of singer Ann and guitarist Nancy Wilson prove that, musically speaking at least, you shouldn’t mess with a good thing. The 2010 version ...
  • Ray Charles: The Great Ray Charles

    Ray Charles: The Great Ray Charles

    Fans who scooped up Ray Charles’ 1957 eponymous debut—which spawned the classics “Mess Around,” “I’ve Got a Woman,” and “Drown in My Own Tears”—were treated to a new and exciting R&B voice. This instrumental jazz ...
  • Van Morrison: Born to Sing

    Van Morrison: Born to Sing

    Van Morrison’s first studio album since 2008’s Keep It Simple marks his return to the Blue Note label (where he picked up a Grammy nomination for 2003’s What’s Wrong with This Picture?) and finds the ...
  • John Hiatt: Mystic Pinball

    John Hiatt: Mystic Pinball

    This strong follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns adds to a string of strong albums by singer/songwriter John Hiatt released during the past decade on the New West label. He ...

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