A special holiday package – one that brings together Charles Brown's classic Christmas Recordings for King Records – plus a few later tracks by organist Bill Doggett! Brown was one of the first guys to ever record an important R&B Christmas tune in the postwar years – and here, he's featured in a full album of music of the same nature – which really furthers his legacy in the genre! Brown's approach is groundbreaking – as he has both the depth of a blues singer and the class of a more polished artist – balanced beautifully in a way that's light years away from earlier blues Christmas tunes, but a lot richer than some of the pop patter of the years. The King production and presentation help tremendously, too – and titles include "Please Come Home For Christmas", "Christmas With No One To Love", "Christmas Blues", "It's Christmas All Year Round", "Merry Christmas Baby", "Christmas Questions", and "Wrap Yourself In A Christmas Package". Added to these tracks are some sweet Hammond Holiday instrumentals from Bill Doggett – titles that include "I'll Be Home For Christmas", "Blue Christmas", "The Christmas Song", and "Winger Wonderland". CD
24 groovy Northern soul tracks, culled from obscure west coast labels like Renfro, Mira, Highland, Discovery, Dee Gee, Wind Hit, and Audio Arts! As with any compilation on the Goldmine label, this one's got a tasty batch of rare tracks that you'll be hard pressed to find on the original 45s – and as usual, the selection is great. Titles include "Another Sundown In Watts" by The Exits, "On Main Street" by The Magnificents, "Life Is Love" by Sam Cox, "Girl I Love You" by West Coast Distributors, "Sad Sad Memories (inst)" by Tempos Band, "What Good Am I" by The Phonetics, and "Just Go For Me" by The Groovers. CD
A critical comeback album for Dylan – who never really went away, he was just floundering a bit commercially and critically for a number of years – one that set him up to ride high again for years to come! This is his second album working with producer Daniel Lanois, who helmed the pretty excellent Oh Mercy a few years earlier. Lanois's trademark haze and mood hover over Dylan and his band's wonderful take on timeless folk-blues-roots rock and some of best, most forthright lyricism since Blood On The Tracks. Wrestling with mortality, Dylan delivers a late career classic. Includes "Love Sick", "Dirt Road Blues", "Standing In The Doorway", "Million Miles", "Trying To Get To Heaven", "Til I Fell In Love With You", "Not Dark Yet", "Cold Irons Bound", "Can't Wait", "Make You Feel My Live" and the seemingly improvised, old school Dylan-styled (if more meandering) "Highlands". CD
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