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Wayne’s Music 15/16 February 2014.  New Releases. A random selection.

‘You Can’t Fix This’      Stevie Nicks, Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Rami Jaffee from the album recorded for the film Sound City.

‘Invitation To The Blues’          Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell from the Old Yellow Moon collection             

‘On My Way To Work’            Paul McCartney from one of his best outings in recent years … the album NEW. 

‘Over The Edge’             Sarah Jarosz , the Texan mandolin player’s fresh out of  the New England Conservatory Of Music … she graduated last year – and this is her third album with Sugar Hill records called Build Me Up From Bones

‘Where Are We Now’               David Bowie  from The Next day …his 24th studio album – not bad at 67 years of age. 

‘Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine’           Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones tribute to The Everly Brothers very early songs from the brothers 1958 album called “Songs My daddy taught me”. 

‘What’s Broken’             David Crosby – his first album of studio material in twenty years …he co-wrote a number of the songs on the album CROZE with his son James Raymond. 

‘Heaven’s Wall’              Bruce Springsteen with the brand new recordings of songs he did with the E Street band for the Greatest Hits session in 1995 …

‘Salvation’            Bex Murray from her “Heart That Talks” release in 2012 …

‘We Can’t End This Way’                  Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite   - from Harper’s Third Grammy Winner – Get Up.
‘You Don’t Love Me Like You used To’      The Lone Bellow , the Brooklyn based Trio are spending the first 6 months of this year on tour – in America, and Europe. 

‘One Day Away’             Buddy Guy with Keith Urban –

‘Swandri’              according to High Country man Alan Downes, a Swandri is the only jacket worth having, and it has taken a hiding in its stride.  The Coat of a country bloke. 

‘Minor Swing’                Hank Marvin with some Gypsy swing from the album Django’s Castle.  Hank Marvin, Nunzio Mondi and Gary Taylor’s tribute to the music of Django Reinhardt. 

Wayne’s Music Sunday 16 February 2014.  New releases.  PART ONE.

‘Shotgun’              from Cheryl Crow’s latest called “Feels Like Home” which appeared last September – it’s her first foray into the country field, in fact it was rated by Billboard as one of the ten best country albums of last year. 

‘The Gift’             it’s hard to believe that swamp rocker Tony Joe White has been doing it now for 50 something years.  Polk Salad Annie and Rainy Night In Georgia were just the beginning all those years ago.  Now he has come out with “HooDoo” – a stripped down process cut mostly live to tape – vocals and all – much of the collection consisting of first takes. 

‘Unhappuily Ever After’            My Darling Clementine featuring Kinky Friedman.  The british duo is Micael Weston King – the former leader of the UK alternative country pioneers The Good Sons – he’s widely respected as one of Britain’s foremost singer songwriters – he is always on the road these days.  Lou Dalgleish is one of the finest singers/writers whose stunning vocals can be heard with Elvis Costello, Bryan Ferry, The Brodsky Quartet and many more.  The husband and wife team took the country/Americana world by storm with their first album “How Do You Plead’ – and this is from the second release “The Reconciliation”. 

‘My Favourite Picture Of You’           Guy Clark with the title track from his latest album …the first studio album in four years.  The song was written for Susanna Clark, Guy’s wife of 40 years, and a successful songwriter in her own right, who died in 2012.


‘Twilight Time’              Willie Nelson and Family – a collection of standards that Willie and his sister Bobbie have played throughout their careers. 

‘If You’re Lonely’          this is the late James Booker Classified – the Piano prince of New Orleans coined a lot of nicknames for himself over the years – The Piano Pope, The Ivory Emporer, The Bronze Liberace among them …

‘Go Wherever You Wanna Go’          Patty Griffin from American Kid – her seventh studio album a tribute to her late father.                                        

‘Foolin Around’              Vince Gill and Paul Franklin with a tribute to the Bakersfield sound of Merle Haggard and Buck Owens

‘All The Girls Are Complicated’                   Laura Cantrell – is well known in music circles for her weekly old time music show called “The Radio Thrift Shop” – she started recording her own stuff at the beginning of this century and was a favourite of the late John Peel (The british DJ). 

‘What The Rain Will bring’       Pokey LaFarge – larger than life ambassador of “Old timey” music – takes us back to the days of hot swing, early jazz  and ragtime blues.

‘Hanging Up My Heart’            Emmylou Harris with Rodney Crowell                   
‘New’                   Paul McCartney             

‘Love’s For babies And Fools’          Linda Thompson =- back in business after a six year absence, although there was a time when it was thought that she would never sing again after a rare vocal disorder brought a halt to performing and recording. 

‘Roving Gambler’           Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones with a stylish recreation of a classic Everly Brothers album.

‘I Can’t Live With You (When You Can’t Live With Yourself)’ … it’s another one of those hurting songs from the British country duo who are bringing out the sort of stuff they just don’t make anymore.

‘Find A Heart’                David Crosby – back in business after many years  - the man who has been a member of superstar groups such as the Byrds, and Crosby Stills Nash and Young.

‘Black Ribbons’             Matraca Berg with her friends Gretchen Peters and Suzy Bogguss

‘Swing Guitars’               Hank Marvin from Django’s Castle.