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October 15, 2019

upcoming reviews for UGLY THINGS #52

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Just submitted the last of the seven reviews I was assigned for the next issue of UGLY THINGS magazine. As always, UT should not be missed by any serious fan of 50’s-70’s rock and roll and hard-edged roots music in general.

Here’s what you’ll be getting from me:

CD’s:

DION —Ruby Baby/Donna The Prima Donna (Ace, UK), CD

Ace reissue of Dion’s two 1962-1963 post-Laurie albums for Columbia

DION

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V.A.—Los Angeles Soul, Volume 2: Kent-Modern’s Black Music Legacy, 1963-1972 (Ace/Kent, UK), CD

another fine archival dig through the Kent/Modern archives, blues-tinged soul and soul-tinged blues

kent 2

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V.A.—Border Beat!—60’s Instrumental Collection (Nor-Va-Jak), 2-CD

73 (!!!) rockin’ instrumentals, 1960-66, produced by NORMAN PETTY at his Clovis, New Mexico studios (all the bands other than The Fireballs and The String-A-Longs)

border beat

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V.A.–Rhythm ‘n’ Bluesin’ By The Bayou: Bop Cat Stomp (Ace, UK), CD

Volume 21 in Ace’s sublime BY THE BAYOU series, featuring small-label music in a number of styles from Southwest Louisiana and Southeast Texas (basically, east of Houston, south of Shreveport, north of New Orleans, and west of the Mississippi)…. this volume dedicated to rock and roll-oriented R&B, about half of which is from the deepest recesses of the vaults of Lake Charles’ GOLDBAND label…. you need all 21 volumes of this series

BAYOU 21

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ELVIS PRESLEY—Live 1969 (RCA) 11-CD box

11 complete concerts, from soundboard recordings, from the second half of Elvis Presley’s summer 1969 Las Vegas residency

ELVIS LIVE 1969

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LP’s

V.A.—Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1969, Volumes 1 & 2 (Third Man), two 2-LP sets

four LP’s (also available as two CD’s) of unreleased live recordings from the first Ann Arbor Blues Festival, in 1969, including a mind-blowing combination of blues greats including Mississippi Fred McDowell, Roosevelt Sykes, Big Mama Thornton, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Dawkins, Magic Sam, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and many more

ann-arbor.jpg

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BOOK

MY WEEK BEATS YOUR YEAR: ENCOUNTERS WITH LOU REED, 1972-2013
Compiled by Michael Heath, Edited by Pat Thomas
Hat & Beard Press, 300-page hardback, published May 2019

discussed earlier here on the blog (27 July 2019)

This handsome and essential volume was compiled by Michael Layne Heath, punkzine pioneer and acclaimed poet, who published a number of chapbooks with KSE over the years, and who was included in KSE’s 2014 poetry collection POLYMORPHOUS URBAN: POEMS FOR LOU REED, alongside Luis Cuauhtémoc Berriozabal, Jim D. Deuchars, A. J. Kaufman, and Matt Krefting.
Lou Reed turned the interview into performance art. His collected interviews belong right alongside his albums and live shows and collected lyrics when considering his overall body of work. Many of us used to wait excitedly for Reed’s next appearance in print, especially in CREEM, where he would engage in arguments with Lester Bangs or in insightful conversation with Bill Holdship. Different aspects of Reed’s persona came out in each interview, and all were entertaining, giving a slightly different glimpse into the creative mind of Mr. Reed. Get your copy of this from the publisher next payday!

lou book pic

I would guess that editor-publisher Mike Stax will start offering pre-orders for UGLY THINGS #52 in early November….be sure to get yours ASAP. The last issue is almost sold out!

 

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