Arriving March 16th is the re-released of the debut album from NRBQ (New Rhythm & Blues Quartet) through Omnivore Recordings. NRBQ have been a pinnacle part of the music industry for over 50 years and their self-titled album will make its debut on CD and digitally, as well as being featured on a new gatefold vinyl LP. The 14-track album is a mixture of covers and originals, beginning with the Eddie Cochran classic rock staple "C'mon Everybody." They follow that up with the avant garde jazz experiment "Rocket #9," from the Sun Ra songbook and the original country/Americana stomp of "Kentucky Sloop Song." NRBQ flex their rock 'n' roll muscle with the quick pace of "You Can't Hide," before slowing down for the ballad "I Didn't Know Myself," which leads into the pounding country rhythm of "Stomp" as the song's original version is being released for the very first time. The album wraps up with the 61-second harmonica driven "Liza Jane" and a lounge jazz version of Terry Adams' "Stay With Me." To find out more about this new re-issue of NRBQ's debut album, please visit omnivorerecordings.com.
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Omnivore Recordings Revisits The Past WIth New Releases From Uncle Walt's Band And NRBQ
On March 9th, Omnivore Recordings released the first compilation from the legendary bluegrass trio, Uncle Walt's Band. The new album titled "Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing..." features 21-tracks, beginning with the wonderful harmonizing of "Seat Of Logic" from the band's 1974 debut album, "Blame It On The Bossa Nova." You really appreciate the classic, acoustic tones of "Dish Wiped Clean" and "Don't You Think I Feel Good Too" as their sound was just pure Americana/roots music. Their second album "An American In Texas" is highlighted by the tracks "Deeper Than Love" and "Bluebird," while "Stay With That One" and "Holding On" come from their third album "6-26-79." This new compilation also features 5 previously unreleased songs, like live versions of "Gimme Some Skin" and "One Meatball." The real gem of this new release is the beautiful acoustic demo version of "I'll Come Knockin'," as you can feel the genuine tone in their delivery. To find out more about the Uncle Walt's Band "Anthology: Those Boys From Carolina, They Sure Enough Could Sing...," please visit omnivorerecordings.com.
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