The Best of the James Gang [Repertoire] is the way a career overview should be – two discs jammed to the limit with the group's hits and strong album cuts. Joe Walsh and company put the "power" in "power trio" as they supplied a smattering of releases from 1969-1971 that were custom-made to be cranked on eight-track while cruising in a Camaro…
This 19-track compilation focuses on Elmore James' crucial sessions recorded for the Modern Records subsidiaries Meteor and Flair between 1952 and 1956. At the time of these recordings, the distorted amplified sound of James' slide guitar with his unmistakable electrified Robert Johnson lick was helping map out the postwar blues idiom with such classics as "I Believe," "Blues Before Sunrise," "Wild About You," "Mean & Evil," and the extraordinary reworking of Robert Johnson's "Dust My Broom" into "Dust My Blues." Even though roughly half of these tracks appear on the equally recommended 1986 Ace release Let's Cut It: The Very Best of Elmore James, this set is a great introduction to the dynamic slide guitarist's earliest recordings.
Bob James' recordings have practically defined pop/jazz and crossover during the past few decades. Very influenced by pop and movie music, James has often featured R&B-ish soloists (most notably Grover Washington, Jr.) who add a jazz touch to what is essentially an instrumental pop set. He actually started out in music going in a much different direction. In 1962, James recorded a bop-ish trio set for Mercury, and three years later …
Talk about your oblique strategies. With a stealth that would make the most cunning panther proud, in its serpentine career the English collective James has accumulated one of the most impressive song catalogs around. It hardly matters that few of these singles have been stateside hits.
Etta was one of the finest R&B singers of the 60s and early 70s, with an incredible voice and an amazing ability to interpret a song. This compilation contains a selection of her hits that she recorded with the Chess label during that period.
40 of the greatest by Joe Walsh's early group from the late '60s / early '70s, including 'Funk #49', 'Walk Away', 'Take A Look Around', 'Bluebird' and an exclusive interview with the band's original drummer Jim Fox. Also contains many tracks recorded with Tommy Bolin after Joe Walsh went solo. Comes packaged in a double slimline jewel case within a full color slipcase cover.
In the wake of Brian Setzer's success as a retro-swing act, his former Stray Cats partners Lee Rocker (bass) and Slim Jim Phantom (drums) formed their own swing/rockabilly/jump blues combo, the Swing Cats, with another rockabilly revivalist veteran, ex-Polecats guitarist Danny B. Harvey. The Swing Cats released their eponymous debut early in 1999, featuring guest vocal spots from Tim Polecat, Jamie James, and Claudia Cummings, among others. A Special Tribute to Elvis followed a year later. That same year Swing Cat Stomp was released.
VIKING RAIDS: 1991-2004-BEST OF UNLEASHED captures the majestic aggression of one of the founding fathers of Scandinavian death metal. Viking Raids - 1991-2004: Best of Unleashed songs Culling songs from seven studio albums spanning the band's 13-year career with Century Media Records, VIKING RAIDS is a testament to the power and unabashed musical freedom that Unleashed represents. Viking Raids - 1991-2004: Best of Unleashed album for sale One of the first bands to incorporate Scandinavian folk elements within the context of death metal, Unleashed composed music that could easily herald a Viking invasion. Viking Raids - 1991-2004: Best of Unleashed CD music Coarse, brutal, and melodic, Unleashed pioneered and perfected a sound that is still mimicked by scores of Scandinavian metal bands.