Jazz vocalist Angela Verbrugge will be releasing her debut album next month. It features a mix of originals and covers, beginning with the fun, swift pace of "I'm Running Late." Angela lets her stunning vocals soar on the title-song ballad "The Night We Couldn't Say Goodnight," before delivering a perfect rendition of Gershwin's "Love Walked In." Next, she takes on Duke Ellington's "All Too Soon" with flying colors as her voice is the perfect match for these classic jazz numbers. One of a few original songs written by Angela, is the playful rhythm of "You're Almost Perfect," while she breathes new life into the quick swing of "This Could Be The Start Of Something Big." Angela Verbrugge finishes her new album with the Latin melody of "Si Tu Pudierus Quereme (You And The Night And The Music)" and one of the other originals "How Did I Know This Was The End." To find out more about Angela Verbrugge and her latest release "The Night We Couldn't Say Goodbye," please visit angelasjazz.com.
The band, Rua das Pretas is made up of Portuguse-based traveling musicians, who came together in the studio to create "The Wine Album." The band has been compared to the likes of The Rolling Thunder Revue or a sort-of Portuguese Buena Vista Social Club as many different musicians and singers create this amazing, worldly sound captured on this new recording. The album features eleven tracks, beginning with the Latin-flair, acoustic folk ballad "Fado Silencio" and the steady pace of "Fado A Boire," lead by the beautiful vocals of Gabrielle Hartmann. The album is a mix of English and Portuguese, as songs like "Home Before Dark" and "White Or Red" are easier to follow, but the songs sung in their native language are even more attractive to listen to. Rua das Pretas close out their new album with the elegant acoustics of "Vinho Velho" and the folk/pop tones of "Natural As Love." To find out more about Rua das Pretas and their latest release "The Wine Album," please visit ruadaspretas.com.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
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Monday, January 14, 2019
Metal Blade Records is preparing to start the year off with a massive new live release from the legendary metal artist, King Diamond. On January 25th, a new live DVD/Blu-ray titled "Songs For The Dead Live" will become available for fans. It features two full-shows of King Diamond performing at Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting in 2016 and Philadelphia's Fillmore in 2015. Both shows contain nearly identical set lists, but performed in front of a different audience, from separate countries. The result is two totally different reactions to the music of King Diamond.
Sunday, January 13, 2019
New from Omnivore Recordings is the latest from the Memphis rock band, Big Star. Omnivore Recordings has done a tremendous job bringing Big Star back into the mainstream consciousness, and their latest release "Live On WLIR" showcases the band and their rawest.
Saturday, January 12, 2019
On February 8th, Bar/None Records will release a couple of albums from Alex Chilton from his overlooked, more laid-back period of his career. Chilton may be best known as the lead singer of the successful bands, The Box Tops and Big Star. Unfortunately, Alex Chilton left us way too soon, suffering a fatal heart attack in 2010 at the age of 59.