SHARON JONES & THE DAP KINGS – MISS SHARON JONES (SOUNDTRACK)
Partly a soundtrack to the film on the life and music of the mighty Sharon Jones – partly a collection of some of her best tracks, with a bonus cut that's previously unreleased! The music here documents the amazing run of modern funk we've heard from Ms Jones & The Dap-Kings – a partnership that's given the 21st Century some incredible soul records – of the sort to rival 60s classics from labels like Stax or Atlantic Records! Yet the music here is also something else all its own – the story of struggle, survival, and rebirth – as Jones began her career with a hell of a strong sound, and has emerged with an even more powerful voice than ever – as you'll hear on cuts that include the never-issued "I'm Still Here" – plus "Slow Down Love", "I Learned The Hard Way", "Mama Don't Like My Man", "Let Them Knock", "Longer & Stronger", "If You Call", "People Don't Get What They Deserve", "Tell Me", "Retreat", "Humble Me", and "I'll Still Be True". ~ Dusty Groove
PHONTE & ERIC ROBERSON – TIGALLERRO
A fantastic collaboration between Phonte and Eric Roberson – one that's way more than just the sum of its parts, as the duo really find a special place to come together and soar! Phonte's been giving us much more soulful sounds in recent years, and Roberson's always had a strong ear for a hip hop element in his music – but together, the two hit territory that's even more unexpected – bold, rich, and very expressive – almost announcing a new generation of sounds from the contemporary soul underground! The album features collaborative help from Zo, Nicolay, DJ Harrison, Carmen Rodgers, and others – all of whom leave their mark on the set – but the standout presence of Phonte and Roberson is undeniable, on cuts that include "Hold Tight", "Grow This Love", "Something", "3:45", "Waiting 4 Ya", "Lie To Me", "Never The Same Smile", and "It's So Easy". ~ Dusty Groove
WILLIAM S. BURROUGHS / BILL LASWELL – THE ROAD TO WESTERN LANDS
William S. Burroughs - reading from his classic novel - The Western Lands, the final volume of the trilogy that began with Cities Of The Red Night, published in 1981, and The Place Of Dead Roads in 1984. Burroughs at his most spiritual, informative and shamanistic, with heavy references to the Egyptian Book Of The Dead and Norman Mailer's epic work - Ancient Evenings. Set to the musical soundtrack of Bill Laswell's Material, featuring Indian violin master - L. Shankar, Jamaican drum legend - Sly Dunbar, Senegalese percussionist - Aiyb Dieg and others. A miracle project to be sure. Miracles are made from the most unlikely ingredients. And miracles are the deadliest of all weapons, when all else fails, the final, the last result is a miracle. Tracks: The Western Lands; Seven Souls; Soul Killer; Words of Advice for Young People; and The End of Words.