Happy Thanksgiving! Please enjoy the iconic and delightful music of Vince Guaraldi as you prepare for and enjoy a time for reflection.
Reggae label Trojan Records conceived a unique idea: release an album containing the divisive orchestral backing tracks and release them as an Easy Listening records. Thus was born Reggae Strings, a delightful record that stands on its own merits. This new collection offers a second disc that features the original songs, and turning the curiosity into an essential best-of for the first era of the beloved label.
An amazing and beautiful song made even more beautiful in this live version.
Beforeshe became a disco and R&B star in the late 1970s, Thelma Houston released a handful of underrated records for the short-lived Motown subsidiary MoWest. This is one of her fantastic but obscure singles from that era.
The sole album release by British musician Roger James is an absolutely delightful collection of the dreamy country–tinged soft rock that should have been the launch of a fruitful solo career. This compilation collects all of his material and provides a frustrating look into what happens when a talented artist doesn’t get the fair shake he deserved.
Taken from the Reprise release, Roxy: Tonight’s The Night Live
Taken from the HoZac Records release, Pre-Dwight Twilley Band 1973-74 Teac Tapes.
This obscure, highly sought after album of proto-Worldbeat sounds gets its first official reissue in 43 years, and is an album of highly infectious and danceable songs that blend Senegalese music with American jazz.
Even during the midst of his creative nadir, Sir Paul could still produce a rare jewel of a song.
Barry White’s side project was formed to allow him to stretch his creative muscles, and in turn, produced this great little number.