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Nikki Lane, Denim & Diamonds, 2022 on New West Records

Nikki Lane’s fourth full length – her third on New West – produced by Josh Homme. My copy is the purple vinyl edition purportedly limited to 300 units…

Steve Earle & The Dukes, Jerry Jeff, 2022 on New West Records

Earle’s made a number of “tribute” records: Guy (for Guy Clark), J.T. (for his son Justin Towns Earle), Townes (for Townes Van Zandt), and this one, for Jerry…

Jeff Tweedy, Chelsea Walls (Soundtrack), 2002 on Rykodisc / 2022 on Omnivore

Wonderful soundtrack featuring Jeff Tweedy collaborating with Glenn Kotche, around the time of supergroup Loose Fur just before Kotche become Wilco’s drummer. There’s also two great covers: Jimmy…

Various Artists, Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver, 2022 on New West Records

Fantastic collection of covers of the original outlaw country troubador. Standouts for me are Miranda Lambert and Margo Price but really all the tracks are wonderful. Produced by…

Gang Starr, No More Mr. Nice Guy, 1989 on Wild Pitch Records

Houton’s DJ Premier and Boston’s Guru as a Brooklyn based hip hop duo, sometimes credited as the originators of jazz rap / jazz hip hop. “Words I Manifest”…

Sylvan Esso, No Rules Sandy, 2022 on Loma Vista / Psychic Hotline

My copy is the VMP limited, numbered edition on orange vinyl, pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. There’s a partially opaque slipcover through which you can see the tracklist…

Bonny Light Horseman, Rolling Golden Holy, 2022 on 37d03d

The sophomore album from Ana├»s Mitchell, Eric D. Johnson, and Josh Kaufman, joined here by Mike Lewis, and JT Bates. (Does this make BLH technically a supergroup, given…

Echo and the Bunnymen, B-Sides and Live (2001-2005), 2022 on Demon Records

Released digitally in 2007 by Cooking Vinyl, but reissued on vinyl by Demon Records for Record Store Day 2022, on clear vinyl. A number of songs from Live…

Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder , Get On Board: The Songs of Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, 2022 on Nonesuch

How could you possibly go wrong with Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder together? Joachim Cooder joins on drums and bass. Produced by Ry Cooder; recorded, mixed and mastered…

Waylon Jennings,Honky Tonk Heroes, 1973 on RCA Victor

I grew up with Waylon & Willie commonly playing around our household and in the last decade have come back to appreciate and collect their albums after a…

Sharon Van Etten, We’ve Been Going About This All Wrong, 2022 on Jagjaguwar

Van Etten’s sixth full length and fourth on Jagjaguwar, this was one of my favorite albums of 2022. Van Etten produced along with Daniel Knowles, with musicians Devin…

John Coltrane, Sun Ship, 1971 on Impulse!

Recorded in August of 1965 at RCA Victor studios in NYC, and released (posthumously) in 1971. Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), and McCoy Tyner (piano) with Coltrane….

Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Sam Lay, and Buddy Miles – Fathers and Sons, 1969 on Chess

Vinyl Me Please just credits the LP to Muddy Waters, but the back cover really credits everyone in the all star band. It was Waters’s biggest seller. One…

Cat Power, Covers, 2022 on Domino

Chan Marshall’s third album of covers. Like the previous two, it includes a re-recording of one of her own – the song “Hate” covered here as “Unhate.” Favorites…

Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger, 1975 on Columbia.

This was the follow up to Shotgun Willie, and was a commercial and critical breakthrough as Nelson moved away from RCA (with two albums on Atlantic in between)…

Sorcha Richardson, Hot Fuss, 2022 on Turntable Kitchen

Another full album cover from the folks at Turntable Kitchen. This one has Irish singer/songwriter Sorcha Richardson taking on The Killers’ 2004 Hot Fuss. It’s an unexpected approach…

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook, 2022 on Verve

Recorded in August 1958, but not released until 2022, this concert followed the release of the Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook LP. The concert was conducted…

Magnolia Record Club Presents Spotify Singles Vol. 2, 2022

Second volume in the series – see Magnolia Record Club Presents Spotify Singles for the first volume. Manufactured and distributed by Dualtone, but labelled only as Magnolia Record…

Dawes, Misadventures of Doomscroller, 2022 on Rounder

I’m a huge fan of Dawes going back to Nothing is Wrong in 2011 and look forward to everything they put out. (They’re also playing the Cabot Theater…

Erika Lewis, A Walk Around The Sun, 2022 self-released

I knew Erika Lewis from Tuba Skinny, of which I’m a huge fan, so I picked up this solo album when I heard it had been released. It…