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Poco, Live At Columbia Studios Hollywood 9/30/71


Just released in The States (on Collector's Choice label), a live CD from the band Poco, Live At Columbia Studios Hollywood 9/30/71.

Poco first made their reputation as a live act—it's no accident that their 1971 live album, Deliverin', was the band's biggest seller until 1978's 'Legend'.

The discovery of this crystal-clear recording from 1971, then, is cause for rejoicing for Poco fans; it was actually recorded a year later than 'Deliverin'' was, with the high-flying line-up of Richie Furay,Timothy B. Schmit, George Grantham, Rusty Young and (making his first live appearance with the band) Paul Cotton, and boasts a set list that departs significantly from the one on the previous live album.

Live At Columbia Studios Hollywood 9/30/71 includes 'Introduction—I Guess You Made It; A Man Like Me; Ol' Forgiver; Hear That Music; Hurry Up; You Are the One; Bad Weather; Medley: Hard Luck/Child's Claim to Fame/Pickin' up the Pieces; Hoedown; What a Day; Railroad Days; What If I Should Say I Love You; Just for You and Me', and C'Mon'. One hour of great country rock... 16 tunes!

Jonathan Singleton and The Grove

Jonathan Singleton & The Grove's self titled lp is now available! 

Jonathan Singleton’s hometown of Jackson, Tennessee lies roughly halfway between Memphis and Nashville, and that turns out to be a pretty good guide to the geography of the music on his debut album. Singleton’s gritty guitars and blues-saturated vocal attack draw heavily from the American center of soul, while the stories and lyrical craft are pure Music City. It’s a potent mix, one born of a searching musical spirit, and truth be told, Singleton is a little surprised to find himself garnering so much interest and support from country music.

In the beginning I thought we would do a rock thing and that I would be the drummer,” he says, which sounds borderline crazy coming from a triple threat guitarist/writer/singer. For years, he was in a band with his older brother who held down the front man spot while Jonathan sat in back, keeping time and going with the flow. “We played blues and rock and we even tried to get a record deal and did some showcases for labels, but we did so many things nobody knew how to make it one thing,” he recalls.


Wheels of Fire "Hollywood Rocks"

Avenue of Allies is pleased to announce the release of Wheels of Fire.

The Dave Rox project started in 2006, when Davide Barbieri (Dave Rox) did listen to some demos to Michele Luppi (Killing Touch, Los Angeles, ex-Vision Divine), his vocal coach at that time, who immediately offered him to cooperate for the realization of an album, so they started to work on the arrangement of the songs. Meanwhile, David knows the guitarist Stefano Zeni, they play together in a rock cover band for a while and he saw immediately the enormous potential of this guy so he knew he had found the right guitarist for the project. The other two guys who joined the band were Roberto Galli on bass and Andrea Zingrillo on drums. 

The records started in the summer of 2007 and ended in late 2009, a long hard work trying to get the best from the debut album. Produced by Michele Luppi, the sound that emerges is an old-style hard rock / AOR, with big drums, stunning guitars and catchy choruses, all mixed and mastered by Roberto Priori (Killing Touch, Michele Luppi’s Heaven). After some changes in the band’s line-up with the incoming of Marcello Suzzani on bass and Fabrizio Uccellini on drums, the guys are ready to spread their music all over the world under the name "Wheels of Fire".

New CD: Michael Ruff "Acoustic Trios"


A very good piece of news: Michael Ruff is going to release a new CD called "Acoustic Trios" in June 2010. This new album features pian, double bass and drums. A list of new songs, old favorites and some very special vocal performances by Olivia Ruff, Michael Ruff's daughter and the presence of the Jazz duet Trey and Sara Thompson (TreySara). At first, you will be able to get this CD at Michael Ruff concerts.

Michael Ruff will be on tour in Europe (Sweden, Norway and Denmark) in June. The band is: Per Lindval (drums), James Genus (Bass), James Harrah (guitar) and Olivia Ruff (vocals). Check out the tour schedule on Michael official website.

Michael Ruff: Feels Good

John Oates new project


John Oates (from Daryl Hall & John Oates) has started recording some material in Nashville, Tennessee for a new solo album. The theme of this recording is "the songs I loved when I was a kid " told John Oates... So some stuff by Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Curtis Mayfield, Ray Charles, Mississippi John Hurt and  so on... with a few original songs.

John Oates is coproducing this LP with Big Mike Henderson. Guest musicians include John Gardiner (bass), Michael Rhodes (bass) Dennis Crouch, Sam Bush and Peter Huttlinger.

Richard Page new album project

Official piece of news from George Ghiz Management:

"Richard Page is finishing up his new collection titled "Peculiar life". The project was recorded at Wood Shed recording studio in Malibu, California.

Along with Richard's various contributions as a musician, the tracks include drumming by vinnie Colaiuta, bass by Kevin McCormick, guitars by James Harrah, Luis Conte on percussion & assorted other musicians.

Richard Page produced the project with Richard Gibbs & Elliot Scheiner is currently mixing "Peculiar Life" at his studio in Connecticut."


Love Is Strange, The New Album From Jackson Browne & David Lindley

Jackson Browne
has written and performed some of the most literate and moving songs in popular music and has defined a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics. He's been honored with inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (2004) and the Songwriter's Hall of Fame (2007).

His latest release, 2010’s Love Is Strange, (Inside Recordings, released May 11, 2010) produced by Jackson Browne and Paul Dieter, features longtime friend and musical co-conspirator David Lindley. The 2-CD live album—on Browne’s own label, Inside Recordings—presents highlights from a tour of Spain that he and Lindley did in 2006, playing grand concert halls, rock venues, and intimate clubs alike. Performances are “En Vivo con Tino,” live with celebrated Spanish percussionist Tino di Geraldo, and other guest players from Spain. The track-list spotlights songs from throughout Browne’s career including “I’m Alive,” “Take It Easy,” “For Everyman,” and “Running On Empty.” Also featured is stringed-instrument virtuoso Lindley’s best-known song, “El Rayo-X” (from the acclaimed 1983 Browne-produced LP of that name).

In liner notes for Love Is Strange, Jackson Browne writes of the charmed tour it captures, “It was a flash, as we sometimes used to say in California. A flash in time that went by so effortlessly, and with such pleasure, that I must ask myself if it really happened. But here it is—a CD of some recorded moments, or perhaps a bridge, or a small door, between a life lived mostly in America and time spent with some really good friends in Spain.”

Browne’s latest release is 2008’s Time The Conqueror. Accompanying Browne is his band of fifteen years: Kevin McCormick (bass), Mark Goldenberg (guitars), Mauricio Lewak (drums) and Jeff Young (keyboards, backing vocals). They have been with him since 1993’s I'm Alive, playing on Looking East ('96) and The Naked Ride Home ('02). This release follows up his 2008 studio album Time The Conqueror, also produced by Browne and Paul Dieter. Introducing ten original songs including “Off Of Wonderland,” “Just Say Yeah,” “The Drums Of War,” and “Going Down To Cuba,” the album features Browne accompanied by his longtime band: Kevin McCormick (bass), Mark Goldenberg (guitars), Mauricio Lewak (drums), Jeff Young (keyboards, backing vocals), and newest members, Chavonne Stewart and Alethea Mills, vocalists he met (as a mentor) in 2001 when they were attending Washington Preparatory High School in South Los Angeles, singing in the school choir.

Previously, Browne released two live albums recorded at dates on solo acoustic tours in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia. The GRAMMY®-nominated Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic, Vol. 1 ('05) and Jackson Browne - Solo Acoustic, Vol. 2 ('08), both on Inside Recordings, feature Browne alternately on piano and guitar, performing a career spanning selection of songs. Both volumes also capture lively exchanges between Jackson and his fans. In his four-star review of Vol. 2 for Rolling Stone, Anthony DeCurtis wrote, "This is Browne at his best, engaging his audience, his own experiences and the world around him, all in songs that will not lose their resonance any time soon."

Orleans "'75 Live Harvard Square" rare live album

This is clearly a rarity just released in Cooperation with the band Orleans. Let's imagine an Orleans concert recorded in 1975 recorded in The USA and featured later for King Biscuit Flower Hour catalog. This 12 CD track is quite exceptional in terms of emotion and Classick Rock great sound from the Seventies. Let's also listen the superb harmony vocals from the band Orleans as well as the guitar solo parts that makes this group always a very special band in our hearts.

Orleans "'75 Live Harvard Square" rare live album is released on Fuel Records in cooperation with Orleans. Of course, it features the original Orleans lineup: Larry Hoppen (guitar, vocals, keys), John Hall (guitar and vocals), Lance Hoppen (bass and vocals) and the late Wells Kelly (drums and vocals).

Some songs on it: Still The One, Time Passes On, Dance With Me, Let There Be Music...

This CD is available at Orleans Online record store as well a at

Bobby Caldwell "The Consummate Bobby Caldwell": new album

Talented Westcoastmusic and vocal Jazz artist Bobby Caldwell has just released a new digipack album called "The Consummate Bobby Caldwell" (mon Big Deal Records).

"The Consummate" by Bobby Caldwell showcases the celebrated blue eyed soul singer's forays into big band, swing and vintage torch songs from the '40s. The collection of timeless songs draws from Bobby Caldwell's 2 top selling albums 'Blue Condition' and 'Come Rain Or Come Shine' that were recorded in real time with a 45-piece orchestra and 20-piece jazz band at the legendary Capital Studios where Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin and Nat King Cole recorded many of their biggest hits. It also features 6 previously unreleased tracks, including "All Of Me," "The Tender Trap" and "Only The Lonely."

Tracklisting (6 songs): Luck Be a Lady - All of Me - Smile - April Moon - Oh Boy (You've Really Got It Made) - Only the Lonely - The Girl I Dream About - The Tender Trap - Young At Heart - The Best is Yet To Come - Tomorrow - Beyond the Sea - All the Way - Under My Skin - Stuck On You - Come Rain or Come Shine

Enjoy this new LP.