Kendra Steiner Editions

December 19, 2014

Bill Shute/KSE top 20 music releases of 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — kendrasteinereditions @ 1:38 pm

Here in no particular order is a list of 20 essential music releases from 2014 (and late 2013) which I spent a lot of time with in 2014, and what better yardstick is there for value than the amount of time spent living with pieces of music? Ten are new recordings, ten archival material. I’m sure some releases such as Bear Family’s massive BLACK EUROPE box set would be on this list if I could afford them, but I can’t. Thanks to all the artists who created these fine works and the labels that issued them. Music and sound art are essential in my life–and I am happy to add to the mix by running this label, Kendra Steiner Editions, which issued an average of AN ALBUM A MONTH in 2014! In the immortal words of George Harrison, try some, buy some….

Thanks to all who supported KSE and my own work in 2014. We hope to continue on with new and surprising and satisfying offerings in 2015…               and now, the list……

1. MATT KREFTING, LYMPH EST  (LP, Kye, US)

krefting-6.16.2014

 

2. v.a., ALICE IN WONDERLAND & OTHER RAINY DAY GIRLS : THE GREAT LOST SOUTHERN POPSIKE TRIP (2-cd set, Charly, UK)

alice

3. SAM WOODING: COMPLETE RECORDINGS OF SAM WOODING, 1922-1931 (3-cd set, Jazz Oracle, Canada)

sam wooding

 

4. DEREK ROGERS, THIS HOUSE IS A BLOCK (cassette, Patient Sounds, US)

derek_rogers_patient_medium_image

5. EDDY GILES,  SOUTHERN SOUL BROTHER: THE MURCO RECORDINGS, 1967-69 (CD, Kent, UK)

eddy giles

6. JOHN CAGE (performed by Sabine Liebner, piano), ONE7, FOUR6 (CD, Wergo, Germany)

cage new

7. RODD KEITH, BLACK PHOENIX BLUES (LP, Roaratorio, US)

rodd black phoenix

 

8. SMOKEY EMERY (Daniel Hipolito), SOUNDTRACKS FOR INVISIBILITY VOL. IV: PHOTO OF A PAINTING (cassette, self-issued, US….alas, now sold out, but the download is still available for purchase at http://smokeyemery.bandcamp.com/album/soundtracks-for-invisibility-vol-iv-photo-of-a-painting  )

smokey tape

9. THE BEATLES, THE COMPLETE POP GOES THE WEASEL (4-CD set, Great Dane, EU)

beatles pop

10. JANDEK, GHOST PASSING (6-cd set, Corwood Industries, US)

Ghost-Passing

11. ELVIS PRESLEY, WELCOME ABOARD (2-cd set, Elvis One, Holland)

elvis, welcome aboard

12. MARCUS RUBIO, LAND OF DISENFRANCHISEMENT (cassette, Already Dead Tapes, US…sold out)

MARCUS M four

13. .v.a., MERCURY SOUL DIAMONDS (CDR, Buried Treasure, France)

mercury soul diamonds

 14. TONY MALABY’S TAMARINDO, SOMOS AGUA (CD, Clean Feed, Portugal)

TONY

 

15. CHET BAKER/PIERO UMILIANI, ITALIAN MOVIES (3-cd set, Moochin’ About, EU)

chet italy cover

16. DUKE ELLINGTON, IN GRONA LUND 1963 (2-cd set, Storyville, Denmark)

duke grona

17. THE CRYAN SHAMES, A SCRATCH IN THE SKY: DELUXE EXPANDED MONO EDITION (CD, Now Sounds, UK)

cryan

 

18. ALFRED 23 HARTH / WOLFGANG SEIDEL, FIVE EYES (CD, Moloko Plus, Germany)

 

MOLOKO

19. WILKO JOHNSON / ROGER DALTREY, GOING BACK HOME (CD, Chess, UK)

roger

20. BOB DYLAN, THE RED CIRCLE: JAPAN LIVE COLLECTION 2014, VOLUME 2 (18-cd set, EU boot)

bobdy-red-circle-box1

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