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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Horace Silver Quintet: Song For My Father -- Music Matters 45 RPM Vinyl


Music Matters continues their Blue Note jazz reissue program with the release of Horace Silver's 1965 classic, Song for My Father.  Recorded with two entirely different quintets over three sessions from 1963-1964, this album became Silver's most successful--and the title track, recorded during the final session, established itself as his signature song. The opening piano riff would also become instantly recognizable to an additional generation as the opening melody of Steely Dan's, Rikki Don't Lose That Number.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Beatles: Remastered Vinyl Update -- Paperback Writer b/w Rain 45 RPM Single


As we near the one-year anniversary of the release of the 2009 Beatles remastered catalog on compact disc, there is still no definitive release date for the mono and stereo albums on vinyl.