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Queen of Memphis Soul looked to soul stylings of Detroit, Chicago and Philadelphia on this 1969 album, which is reissued with four previously unreleased tracks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Carla Thomas became famous thanks to several great singles on Stax Records: "Gee Whiz," "B-A-B-Y," "Let Me Be Good To You" and a duet with Otis Redding, "Tramp." In 1969, she recorded The Queen Alone, produced by Stax co-founder and president Jim Stewart, in which the Queen of Memphis Soul proved that she was keenly aw

COLLECTORS’ CHOICE MUSIC REISSUES TWO ICY COOL JERRY BUTLER LPs AS ONE CD: THE ICE MAN COMETH AND ICE ON ICE

Two Gamble & Huff-produced LPs contain Chicago soul singer’s biggest hits such as "Hey Western Union Man" and "Only The Strong Survive"

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Jerry Butler was accorded the nickname "The Ice Man" by a Philadelphia DJ who once called Butler’s show "the coolest thing I ever saw." That was in the early ‘60s after Butler had left the Impressions, with whom he’d scored t

AUSTIN, Texas -- The Ponderosa Stomp SXSW Showcase, slated to take place at Opal Divine’s in Austin, Texas, on Friday, March 16th, will offer a sneak preview of the 6th Annual Ponderosa Stomp, scheduled for the Big Room and The Parish at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Wednesday, May 2, 2007.

Performers at the SXSW showcase represent a veritable dream team of music pioneers from the fringes of America’s music scenes of the 1950s and ‘60s.

Kicking off the seven-plus hours of high-oct

AUSTIN, Texas - The 50th anniversary of Stax Records along with the label’s re-activation-in-full will be celebrated at the South by Southwest (SXSW) music conference with a live reunion of some of Stax’s biggest stars. Booker T & the MGs (featuring Steve Cropper and Duck Dunn), William Bell, Eddie Floyd and surprise guests will unite for a 90-minute set scheduled to take place Thursday, March 15, 7:30 - 9 p.m., at Austin’s legendary Anton’es nightclub, 213 W. 5th St. in Austin. Admission will b
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. Martin Sexton, called by Billboard "a vocalist of amazing proficiency and sensual conviction," has completed a holiday album titled Camp Holiday, which he recorded in a cabin deep within the Adirondack Mountains. The album, which was."‘soft-released" in fall of 2005, will finally reach brick and mortar retail on October 10.

You could almost smell the wood smoke as songs like "Blue Christmas" fill the room. Unencumbered by the distractions of big production, the simplicity al

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Collectors’ Choice Music travels back in time to re-release recordings by two Texas artists linked by geography and era. Doug Sahm was the kingpin of the Sir Douglas Quintet plus two latter-day bands - Sir Doug & Band and the Sir Douglas Band. fever tree, from Houston, was often mistaken for a Haight-Ashbury San Francisco band because their one big hit was titled "San Francisco Girls." By coincidence, both have albums that will be released on CD by Collectors’ Choice. S
? SHOUT! FACTORY HONORS MASTER BLUESMAN JOHN LEE HOOKER WITH FIRST-EVER CAREER BOX SET

Deluxe 4-CD Set Represents A Half Century Of Blues And Boogie

Includes Performances with Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Bonnie Raitt, Carlos Santana, Van Morrison, Ry Cooder, Jimmie Vaughan, Charles Brown and Los Lobos

In Stores October 31

LOS ANGELES John Lee Hooker, master bluesman and undisputed father of boogie, recorded for more than 30 labels over a span of nearly 50 years. Amazingly, he has neve

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