Archive for March, 2016

Chris Janson: Buy Me A Boat – FREE from Google Play

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Chris Janson: Buy Me A Boat

Chris Janson: Buy Me A Boat – FREE from Google Play

We like it when Freebie Friday hits early as is the case with debut country album Buy Me A Boat by Chris Janson featuring Under The Sun, Holdin’ Her, Save A Little Sugar, Buy Me A Boat, and more. Pick it up FREE while you can but if you are a recovering alcoholic, you may want to designate a listener for this release to stay out of trouble.

Black Sabbath: Paranoid – FREE from Google Play

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Black Sabbath: Paranoid

Black Sabbath: Paranoid – FREE from Google Play

More Free music for the upcoming month from our friends at Google Play. The second studio album Paranoid by Black Sabbath was the band’s only Top 20 hit which features tracks like War Pigs/Luke’s Wall, Planet Caravan, Iron Man, and more. Pick up a FREE copy while you can even if you only get it for Iron Man.

100 Rat Pack Hits – The Very Best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

Album Review:

When I was young, we had a neighborhood function and they asked my dad to lip sync a Frank Sinatra song. He wrote the lyrics on a prop microphone in small print but unfortunately the lighting by the campfire was not sufficient to read the words he wrote. Never-the-less, he did his best and this has become a very fond memory for me. This was the first time I recall hearing about Ol’ Blue Eyes and as I started becoming more interested in music, I not only learned more about Frank but the rest of the Rat Pack as well.

A couple of weeks ago, 4::Squared Entertainment released 100 Rat Pack Hits – The Very Best of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin & Sammy Davis Jr – the Greatest 50s & 60s Ratpack Swing Classics Collection containing close to five hours of greats from these legends including Come Fly with Me, Mambo Italiano, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, In Napoli, Love Me or Leave Me, I Could Have Danced All Night, ‘In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening’, The Man Who Plays the Mandolino, Cheek to Cheek, The Lady Is a Tramp, Anything Goes, Dancing in the Dark, One for My Baby (And One More for the Road), I Don’t Care If the Sun Don’t Shine, Get out of Town, I’m Gonna Paper All My Walls with Your Love Letters, I’ll Know, and more than 80 more.
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Ride the Black Wave by The Donkeys

Monday, March 28th, 2016
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Ride the Black Wave
 by 
The Donkeys

$9.49

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Ride the Black Wave by The Donkeys

Album Review:

The musical style from the San Diego based indie band The Donkeys has been compared to great groups like Pavement, Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young and their latest album Ride the Black Wave proves that they are coming into their own sound. Released last summer, this album is perfect for both spring and the upcoming summer months with songs like Sunny Daze, Shines, Bahamas, and more. While we wish it was a little longer, $3.99 for this American Indie album is still a great deal.
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The History of Piano Concertos (100 Famous Songs)

Monday, March 28th, 2016
The History of Piano Concertos (100 Famous Songs) Album Cover

The History of Piano Concertos (100 Famous Songs)
 by 
Various artists

$0.99

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The History of Piano Concertos (100 Famous Songs) by Various artists

Album Review:

If you told me ten years ago, that I could buy over 15 hours of music for a buck, I’d thought you were crazy. The latest release from Cobra Entertainment LLC does just that with The History of Piano Concertos (100 Famous Songs) making the average song length more than nine minutes. Guess that’s what you get with a fabulous collection of Piano Concertos.
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Bach: Easter Cantatas BWV 4, 31, 66, 134

Saturday, March 26th, 2016
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Bach: Easter Cantatas BWV 4, 31, 66, 134
 by 
Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum & Hans-Joachm Rotzsch Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

$2.59

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Bach: Easter Cantatas BWV 4, 31, 66, 134 by Neues Bachisches Collegium Musicum & Hans-Joachm Rotzsch Gewandhausorchester Leipzig

Album Review:

Happy Easter! Why not celebrate Easter with an old friend this year. And you may be hard pressed to find many friends older than Johann Sebastian Bach and his beautiful Easter Cantatas BWV 4, 31, 66, 134. This recording from Berlin Classics is truly a masterpiece… beautiful music performed in such a way as to leave a lasting impression. You can keep this and many future Easters worshipful all day long with this wonderful music from Bach.
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Deep Spring Sessions

Friday, March 25th, 2016
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Deep Spring Sessions
 by 
Various artists

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Deep Spring Sessions by Various artists

Album Review:

Spring officially hit earlier this week and so we started looking for an appropriate Springtime album. Deep Spring Sessions produced by Deep House Amigo (Detroit) may not have been exactly what we were looking for initially but with over four and a half hours of house and electronic music on 44 tracks, it definitely hits the deal meter and for what it’s worth, it does have “Spring” in the title. Enjoy the spring season with some fresh cut tunes.
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Duran Duran: Paper Gods FREE from Google Play

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Paper Gods by Duran Duran

Duran Duran: Paper Gods – FREE from Google Play Play

Sometime Google Play makes Freebie Friday too easy. Their latest free offering is Paper Gods by Duran Duran (so nice you have to say it twice). This 2015 release features songs Pressure Off (feat. Janelle Monáe and Nile Rodgers), What Are The Chances?, Danceophobia, and more. You’ve got about a week to pick up their most recent release for the amazing price of $0.00.

The Days Of Wine And Roses by The Dream Syndicate

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016
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The Days Of Wine And Roses [Digital Version]
 by 
The Dream Syndicate

$7.99

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The Days Of Wine And Roses [Digital Version] by The Dream Syndicate

Album Review:

the Los Angeles alternative band The Dream Syndicate was primarily active from 1981-1989 but also reunited in 2012 and continue today. Their full length debut album The Days Of Wine And Roses has been considered one of the best albums to come from the Paisley Underground and is highlighted by That’s What You Always Say, Halloween, Then She Remembers, Tell Me When It’s Over, and more. This is just one of the many great $3.99 albums that are currently available on Amazon.
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Bob Marley: Natural Mystic $2.99 from Google Play

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Bob Marley: Natural Mystic

Bob Marley: Natural Mystic $2.99 from Google Play

Not to be confused with a 1995 compilation with the same name, Natural Mystic by Bob Marley contains 28 tracks for about 80 minutes of early music from the one and only Reggae legend for just $2.99. The quality of the recordings may not be the most consistent but this compilation from Weton showcases great songs like Natural Mystic, Small Axe, Rebel’s Hop, Rainbow Country, Soon Come (feat. Peter Tosh), Duppy Conqueror, Satisfy My Soul, Lively Up Yourself, Don’t Rock My Boat, Treat You Right and 20 more.