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Director's Cuts

audio button August 22, 1999

Music Club Records
Wildly eclectic label of high-quality reissues. Check out these titles:
Tom... Sings the Sixties (that's "Welsh Wonder" Tom Jones, of course!)
Stan Getz IS Jazz - Live in Cannes, 1980
This Is Sun Rockabilly - with Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison and others
Swing Party! - House Rockin' Swing and Jump Jive Boogie
Freedom Blues - South African Jazz under Apartheid

Put It on a Cracker Records
Alternative label out of Gainesville, Florida. Two bands to watch for are Dirty Poodle (brooding twang and cool jangly guitar, similar to eighties band The Feelies) and Big Fish Ensemble, named one of the "best unknown pop bands in America".

Robyn Hitchcock
Always witty, groovy, psychedelic & twisted, Jewels for Sophia is his latest on Warner Brothers Records.

Knots and Crosses
Lovely Richard-and-Linda-Thompson-inspired trio from Peaks Island, Maine. They split up after releasing a couple of cds in the early 90's. Selections from those out-of-print titles are now on the Signature Sounds label on a collection called There Was a Time. Two new cuts on that cd plus an upcoming tour indicate a possible reunion of the band.

Laurel MacDonald
Canadian singer/songwriter has a style that covers mystical territory through Laurie Anderson-esque vocals and grooves worthy of the avant-Celt band Mouth Music. Chroma is her new cd on Wicklow Records.

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