Give Music! 2014 Edition!

posted by Tom Moon on December 17, 2014 at 11:21 am
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Give the gift of music! This year brought a ton of cleverly packaged gems from the vaults, in all musical styles. Below, in no particular order, are some highly covetable gifts for the music lover.....

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Ravi Shankar, 1920-2012

posted by Tom on December 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm
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This wonderful performance from Monterey Pop 1967 captures the unsurpassed technique and profound spirit of one of the most inspiring musicians of modern times.....

Gift Ideas for the Music Obsessed

posted by Tom on December 05, 2012 at 1:20 pm
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This is the season when people in the record business give thanks for the old stuff. Catalog. Music of lasting value, often collected in glossy boxed sets that are easy to give (and easy to wrap). Below, a few suggestions for the music obsessed….

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On Seeing Neil Young and Crazy Horse

posted by Tom on November 30, 2012 at 2:48 pm
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(Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Thursday Nov. 29.)

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Why Record Stores (and Record Store Day) Matters

posted by Tom on November 22, 2012 at 1:13 pm
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This year’s Record Store Day coincides with Black Friday, the mostly incomprehensible superstorm of shopping that follows Thanksgiving.

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New Obsession: Ensemble Instrumental National du Mali

posted by Tom on November 19, 2012 at 1:42 pm
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The Ensemble Instrumental National du Mali is not just concerned with instrumental music -- and it's not your typical mild-mannered folkloric group, either.

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Unexpected Iran/Israel story….

posted by Tom on November 13, 2012 at 12:45 pm
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Here's more proof, if any were needed, that music transcends geopolitical conflict..... NPR's

story

yesterday about the Israeli singer Rita Jahanforuz's new album.

More Next Stop/After That

Since the publication of 1000 Recordings, there have been thousands of truly great new releases – and possibly an equal number of reissues of music that was pretty much unavailable during the research. Some of these I’ve noted in the blog, and more will come. Today I’m posting something a bit different – additional Next Stop listening suggestions for a few entries. Happy exploring….

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