Monthly Archives: October 2013

WAX POETICS FULL ALBUM PREMIERE OF DORIS DUKE’S NEWLY REMASTERED & RE-RELEASED “I’M A LOSER”

DORIS DUKE’S “I’M A LOSER” OUT NEXT TUESDAY AS PART OF ALIVE NATURALSOUND RECORDS’ ONGOING SWAMP DOGG SOUL & BLUES COLLECTION

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE STREAMING ALBUM PREMIERE OF “I’M A LOSER” VIA WAX POETICS

Originally released in 1969 on Canyon, this record is now considered by many to be the GREATEST DEEP SOUL ALBUM of all time. Our freshly REMASTERED CD DIGIPAK version features a BOOKLET with NEW LINER NOTES by producer Swamp Dogg (available on the Alive site for download), as well as RECENTLY UNEARTHED PHOTOS OF THE SESSION. The vinyl is a 180 GRAM pressing or RED vinyl (exclusive to Bomp-mailorder) and includes a POSTER insert. This amazing album also features Duane Allman on guitar.

A masterpiece of soul singing, song writing, and production. – FUNK MY SOUL

Though considered the finest deep soul record of all time by no less than soul expert Dave Godin, “I’m a Loser” was rejected by dozens of labels before it finally surfaced on Wally Roker’s Canyon label. Although the first single, “To the Other Woman,” cracked Billboard’s R&B Top Ten, Canyon soon spiraled into financial disaster, destroying the album’s commercial momentum. – ALL MUSIC

Doris had this great sad quality in delivering a song that could only be compared with Billie Holiday. You believe she has lived through every story on the album. – SWAMP DOGG

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I’M A LOSER TRACK LISTING:

1. He’s Gone

2. I Can’t Do Without You

3. Feet Start Walking

4. Ghost Of Myself

5. Your Best Friend

6. The Feeling Is Right

7. I Don’t Care Anymore

8. Congratulations Baby

9. We’re More Than Strangers

10. Divorce Decree

11. How Was I To Know You Cared

12. To The Other Woman (I’m The Other Woman)

Pre-order Doris Duke’s I’m a Loser on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/im-a-loser-remastered/id704950782

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SWAMP DOGG 2013 TOUR DATES:

Oct 26 @ Bar Pink – San Diego, CA

Oct 31 @ The Kessler – Dallas, TX

Nov 1-2 @ Continental Club – Austin TX

(more dates to be announced soon)

FOR MORE INFO ON SWAMP DOGG:
http://www.swampdogg.net

FOR MORE INFO ON ALIVE RECORDS:
http://www.alive-totalenergy.com

FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Tony Bonyata
Pavement PR
p: 262.903.7775
e: bonyata@wi.rr.com
http://www.pavementpr.com

MAGNET PREMIERES ENGLISHMAN’S NEW TRACK “MORE THAN INSECTS”

LEXINGTON, KY-BASED INDIE FOLK-POP BAND ENGLISHMAN TO RELEASE SEVEN-SONG EP “UNSAFE & SOUND” ON NOVEMBER 19TH!
 
MAGNET PREMIERES ENGLISHMAN’S NEW TRACK “MORE THAN INSECTS” AS PART OF THEIR MP3 AT 3PM FEATURE TODAY! CLICK HERE TO LISTEN / DOWNLOAD

Unsafe & Sound began as a feeling that the ways in which we participate in the human experience are changing too rapidly to process.  It began with a response not unlike a viewer has during the course of a dystopian movie marathon.  The songs on this record are not offered as suggestions or wisdom, but as replacement windows of differing sizes and opacities.  They are newly available lenses of undetermined accuracy.

The songs were recorded in 2011 in Lexington, KY, in a studio fit up for occasion, then mixed by Justin Craig in Brooklyn, NY.  The members of the band are Andrew English, Justin Craig and Matt Duncan.  The finished recordings reflect an overall urgency for preservation and nerve that the previous self-titled album does not.  During ten days of recording, a fire was kept outside of the recording space and continued to burn for the duration of the recording.  It was tended throughout the day and rekindled each morning with care.  It even rained heavily one night.

Englishman’s forthcoming effort Unsafe & Sound is the follow-up to their 2010 self-titled full-length studio album, and will available on Limited Edition Vinyl and Digital formats on November 19, 2013. U.S. tour dates to be announced soon.

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UNSAFE & SOUND TRACKLISTING:

1. Fill a Silo

2. Kids & Bipolars

3. More Than Insects

4. Fiercest Warriors

5. At 25

6. We’re the Monsters

7. Dear Life

HERE’S WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE STONES THROWN AT ENGLISHMAN’S S/T DEBUT:

“Andrew English has emerged, a songwriting extraordinaire… and his first full-length album is one hell of a stunner. If you enjoy folk, indie-pop, Americana, or just want to blanket yourself in the work of one of the best songwriters I’ve heard in far too long, this album is absolutely obligatory.”  – Stephen Rowland / POPMATTERS

“Sounds both homespun and worldly… pretty without being too slick. Englishman speaks my musical language and this could be the start of a long conversation.” – AMERICANA UK

“… wonderful harmonies and heartbreaking lyrical imagery. Andrew English carries a sense of wisdom in his storytelling that helps him stand out from the flock of singer-songwriters.” – THE RICHMOND SCENE

“Englishman’s Andrew English is a songwriter who writes in a style that reminds of old Grandaddy and All-Time Quarterback material, with a steady steam of gorgeous melody and layers of detailed sounds and beats.” – Sean Moeller / DAYTROTTER

“This is real crack debut with beautiful melodious tracks.”  – ROOTSTIME

“This is a collection of well-crafted heartfelt songs that just tear at your soul. Possibly one of my favorite new acts this year.” – RVA MAGAZINE

“This November, Englishman released their debut, a fantastic self-titled LP of eleven tracks. The songs are polished and consistently good, which is quite frustrating because I thought that I’d already decided the albums that were going to be on my top ten of 2010 list. English’s voice is reminiscent of a less nasal version of the great John Darnielle and the arrangements are folky with just enough production to be powerful without losing the intimacy…  this is worth your while.” – SSG MUSIC

“Refreshingly buoyant and quietly subversive.” – MAXIMUM INK MAGAZINE

“Andrew English shares similar vocal stylings with the likes of Samuel Beam of Iron & Wine, Ben Gibbard and even M. Ward.  His work with Englishman hasn’t changed his approach to music and it seems to be well respected in both the indie and folk communities.” – TRI-STATE INDIE

“… a record that is wonderfully simple. It is full of sparse, minimal folk melodies and lovely harmonies offering subtle musical shades of heartbreak and enchantment in equal measure.” – THE MAD MACKEREL

“…a very charming self-titled album of indie folk.” – THE CAPITAL TIMES

“Thoughtful, delicate songs with a full, acoustic sound, supported by some friends to make loud, pretty pop ditties.” – PHILADELPHIA WEEKLY

“For this follow-up to last year’s EP Taxidermy, English gains competent assistance from Justin Craig’s warm, inviting, bare-necessities-only production, laid down over 10 days in a converted barn in rural Ohio. English’s voice recalls the best characteristics of The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle and James Taylor: kind, tuneful and buoyed by distinctiveness.” – LEO WEEKLY

“…a back-to-basics, Bon Iver-esque feel.” – ISTHMUS

“This bearded folk-pop upstart and his two-man band have been opening for some big indie names lately, including Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Clem Snide and Vandaveer…. they belong in the next class of unlikely idols.”  – THE DAILY PAGE

“With These United States’ Justin Craig adding warm, hazy production, Englishman’s new album doesn’t immediately seize the moment, but its sturdy construction promises it will be there for you for years to come.” – THE ONION

“A delicate and shimmering showcase for English’s powerful voice, and an impressive first showing for English as a solo artist.” – PLAYBACK MAGAZINE

“Kentucky folksters Englishman are bound to turn a lot of heads.” –  PREFIX MAGAZINE

FOR MORE INFO ON ENGLISHMAN:
http://englishmansounds.com
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Englishman/93724285282
Twitter – @EnglishmanBand

FOR MEDIA AND INTERVIEW REQUESTS:
Tony Bonyata
Pavement PR
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e: bonyata@wi.rr.com
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NEW BUFFALO KILLERS DAYTROTTER SESSION!

Check out this rocking Daytrotter session from the mighty Buffalo Killers, where the Cincy-based power-trio stampede through songs from their last two full-length studio albums, “Ohio Grass” & “Dig, Sow, Love, Grow.”

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN!

 

THE BIG TAKEOVER PREMIERES WOLFMOON’S S/T ALBUM!

Exclusive Reissue: Wolfmoon by Wolfmoon
Hooray! It’s the weekend! And what better way to cut loose than to crank up this AWESOME and historic reissue of Wolfmoon, the self-titled album by the long-lost soul great.

Out next week, this is the first reissue ever, in any format, of this sought-after collectors’ album of southern soul and pop gospel. Wolfmoon was produced by R&B, soul & funk legend Swamp Dogg, and is part of Alive Naturalsound Records’ ongoing Swamp Dogg Soul & Blues Collection of remastered Swamp-produced reissues.

This terrific album includes great covers of “People Get Ready,” “If I Had A Hammer” and “Proud Mary,” along with originals penned by The Dogg. Available October 1 as a limited edition color vinyl with original gatefold jacket. Get it from Bomp

Get down with your bad self people!
http://www.bigtakeover.com/news/exclusive-reissue-wolfmoon-by-wolfmoon

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LEE BAINS III & THE GLORY FIRES UNVEIL NEW SONGS IN RECENT DAYTROTTER SESSION!

Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires: Surveying The Damage Done With A Murderous, Southern Red Sun
Words by Sean Moeller

The Southern authenticity and the dual parts pain and hilarity (which could just be some acknowledgement of the surrounding madness) that Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires roll into the music that they write is evident. It spills over with feelings of the long road’s isolating tendencies, with extended stretches of being away from family and that undeniable urge to get back to them at all costs, all while knowing that keeping the wheels rolling is part of paying the bills and keeping those little mouths fed. Bains creates a mood that mixes in the open road freedom that can be felt on a solitary journey, but is quick to include the horrible heartburn of loss, of missing out that comes from a feeling that you’re leaving the ones you love high and dry, that you’re just not there for them, but you’ve got no choice but to be that way, to be that man for them, for you know no other way. He deals with the lives of people whose hands are tied. They are at the mercy of their circumstances and while that’s not lost on them, they ponder the ways that they live by, the little that they survive on sometimes. These are people who are going to get by. They’ll continue to stare into the murderous red of a setting sun and they’ll try to beat it down to the horizon. When they fail, they’ll try to beat the black of the night to a pulp. They’ll try to get back to where they belong, with as little damage done as possible.
http://www.daytrotter.com/?utm_source=DTNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=131006#!/concert/lee-bains-iii-and-the-glory-fires/20057054-37383185

POPMATTERS PREMIERES SANDRA PHILLIPS’ MASTERPIECE “TOO MANY PEOPLE IN ONE BED”

Sandra Phillips is now best known as a Broadway performer and film/TV actor, but once upon a time, she was a budding soul star.

Back in 1970, Phillips was signed to Canyon Records by Macon producer Swamp Dogg and this album was meant to follow on the heels of Doris Duke’s hit “I’m a Loser”. Then a funny thing happened on the road to hitsville… the label went belly up and, with it, Phillips recording. Now, Too Many People in One Bed is finally being released by Alive Naturalsound Records on October 1st. Here we premiere the entire record for your listening pleasure.

Meanwhile Swamp Dogg tells us all about his signing of Sandra Phillips: “I signed Sandra to Wally Roker’s Canyon label and then took her to Macon, Georgia, where I had a magic lantern that produced a band consisting of Johnny Sandlin (drums), Robert Popwell (bass), Pete Carr (guitar), Paul Hornsby (organ & piano) and me, also on piano. My genie wouldn’t let me do wrong. I had a production deal with Wally for as many albums as I wanted to do, with complete autonomy. I’m damn sorry he went belly-up. I always recorded the strings in Philadelphia in the old Cameo-Parkway studio with Richard Rome at the helm. He’s still the greatest arranger in the world. I’m looking at a hotel bill from the Philadelphia Marriott for $25.97 per day, I was there for three days while I was there putting on strings.

“I was grooming Sandra to be the next Doris Duke. As a matter of fact, Doris went into hiding on my ass and I booked Sandra throughout the Midwest, pretending she was Doris. There was a tremendous amount of work piling up that translated into currency. The audiences, promoters, DJ’s and club owners loved her dirty drawers. I encouraged Sandra to talk to DJ’s on the phone periodically as a promo ploy, and one DJ in Kansas ended up wanting to marry her. He kept Doris Duke’s record top ten for two months as a result.”

http://www.popmatters.com/post/sandra-phillips-too-many-people-in-one-bed-album-stream/

  • Tour Dates

    • 03/31/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Johnson City, TN at Willowtree
    • 04/01/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Knoxville, TN at Barley’s Taproom
    • 04/07/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Atlanta, GA at Center Stage
    • 04/07/17 THE KNITTS in Los Angeles, CA at Maui Sugar Mill
    • 04/08/17 THE WHISKEY GENTRY in Athens, GA at 40-Watt Club
    • 04/15/17 M ROSS PERKINS in Knoxville, TN at Boyd’s Jig & Reel
    • 04/23/17 THE KNITTS in Fullerton, CA at Continental Room

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