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February 23, 2010
New CD Album Releases, 2-23-2010: Johnny Cash, George Jones, Plimsouls This week we get American VI: Ain't No Grave. This sixth release is billed as the final installment of Johnny Cash's American Recordings with Rick Rubin. I haven't heard this yet, but I can pretty well guarantee that this is hot stuff. There was some kind of chemistry between Cash and Rubin that brought out Johnny's highest artistic ambitions at the end of his life. All five of the previous albums have been excellent. Indeed the first American Recordings album was probably the best record Johnny Cash ever made.
George Jones: The Great Lost Hits are two CDs of recordings from 1965 to 1972 for Musicor Records. They have been tied up in litigation and unavailable in any form for some years.
Here's the complete list of this week's major new CD album releases:
Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch Records Regional Blues, Neo-Traditionalist Country, Piedmont Blues, Contemporary Country, Neo-Traditional Folk, String Bands, Modern Acoustic Blues
Johnny Cash American VI: Ain't No Grave Lost Highway Records
George Jones George Jones: The Great Lost Hits WEA Nashville Sound/Countrypolitan, Country-Pop, Traditional Country, Progressive Country
Joanna Newsom Have One on Me Drag City Indie Rock, Indie Folk, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
The Plimsouls Live! Beg, Borrow & Steal: October 31, 1981 Whisky a Go Go Alive Naturalsound Records College Rock, Punk/New Wave, Alternative/Indie Rock, Power Pop, New Wave
Quasi American Gong Kill Rock Stars Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Various Artists Stroke: Songs for Chris Knox Merge Records Indie Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, New Zealand Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Xiu Xiu Dear God, I Hate Myself Kill Rock Stars Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Experimental Rock, Post-Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Alkaline Trio This Addiction Epitaph Records Punk Revival, Punk-Pop, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Andrew W.K. Close Calls with Brick Walls/Mother of Mankind Dope Entertainment Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
Martha Argerich Argerich plays Chopin Deutsche Grammophon Romantic Piano Music
Balmorhea Constellations Western Vinyl Records Indie Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Cindy Blackman Another Lifetime Four Quarters Entertainment Straight-Ahead Jazz, Post-Bop
The Blues Brothers Made in America Atlantic/WEA Soul, Retro-Soul
The Brian Jonestown Massacre Who Killed Sgt Pepper? A.
David Broza Night Dawn: The Unpublished Poetry of Townes Van Zandt S-Curve
Sarah Buxton Sarah Buxton Lyric Street Country-Pop
Charlie Byrd The World of Charlie Byrd Columbia Brazilian Traditions, Brazilian Jazz, Bossa Nova, Bop, World Fusion, Latin Jazz, Guitar Jazz, Jazz Instrument, Standards, Swing
A Certain Ratio Force Creation Dance-Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Clem Snide The Meat of Life 429 Records Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Indie Rock
Deadstring Brothers Sao Paulo Bloodshot Records Alternative/Indie Rock, Americana, Alternative Country-Rock
Georgia A. Muldrow/Declaime SomeOthaShip Mello Music Group Underground Rap, Political Rap
EPMD Strictly Business Priority Golden Age, Big Beat, Electronica, Hardcore Rap, East Coast Rap
Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It Ruthless West Coast Rap, Gangsta Rap, Hardcore Rap
Efterklang Magic Chairs 4AD Post-Rock, Experimental Ambient, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Electric President The Violent Blue Fake Four Indie Electronic, Alternative/Indie Rock
Eluvium Similes Temporary Residence Experimental Ambient, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Flatt & Scruggs/The Stanley Brothers Flatt & Scruggs and The Stanley Brothers JSP Records Bluegrass, Traditional Bluegrass, Country-Pop
Dan Fogelberg Dan Fogelberg Live: Greetings from the West Full Moon Soft Rock
The Fugs Be Free: The Fugs Final CD, Pt. II Kindred Rhythm Comedy Rock, Rock & Roll, Protest Songs
Robin Guthrie Sunflower Stories Darla Records Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
Merle Haggard Kern River/Chill Factor American Beat Records Honky Tonk, Traditional Country
High on Fire Snakes for the Divine Koch Records Stoner Metal, Alternative Metal, Heavy Metal
Hot Tuna Double Dose Edsel Folk-Rock, Psychedelic, Blues-Rock, Rock & Roll