If the Monkees began as a spoof, the passage of 50 years has not dimmed the very real appeal of these sunny, nostalgic songs; at the peak of its popularity in 1967, the group sold more records than ... (Read More)
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This 2005 release paired Neil Diamond with Johnny Cash's producer Rick Rubin, to stellar effect. Tunes include "Captain of a Shipwreck," "Evermore," "Save Me a Saturday Night," "I'm On to You," ... (Read More)
Norah Jones, piano, guitar & vocals. Marc Ribot, guitar. Frank Swart, bass. Pete McNeal, drums, & others.
Label: Blue Note. Format: CD.
UPC: 5099969928628. Daedalus Item Code: 79204
(Grammy Nominee for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance/"Chasing Pirates") Further diversifying her jazz-pop sound, Norah Jones opts for a more guitar-based approach on this 2010 disc. Ballads ... (Read More)
Hailing from the Pointer Sisters' 1970s recordings on the Blue Thumb record label, these 14 selections showcase the remarkable talents and breadth of the ladies from Oakland. The sisters go ... (Read More)
Queen Latifah, vocals. Michael Landau, guitar. Stevie Wonder, harmonica. Kevin Ricard, percussion, & others.
Label: Verve. Format: CD.
UPC: 602517365049. Daedalus Item Code: 79211
(Grammy Winner for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist; Also Nominated for Best Traditional Pop Album) She is a skilled rapper, but on this 2007 outing, Queen Latifah proves ... (Read More)
The Goodies, the Jelly Beans, Bessie Banks, Evie Sands, the Butterflys, the Bouquets & others.
Label: Real Gone Music. Format: CD.
UPC: 848064004271. Daedalus Item Code: 69151
Founded in 1964 by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, the Red Bird label was to girl groups of the 1960s as Elektra was to folksingers. Highlights of the 20 tracks include the Dixie Cups' "No True Love," ... (Read More)
(Grammy Nominee for Album of the Year and Best Contemporary Pop Male Vocalist) In 1968, Richard Harris won a Golden Globe for his performance in Camelot, then followed up that same year ... (Read More)
Minnie Driver, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Steve Martin, Béla Fleck, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Madeleine Peyroux & others.
Label: Rounder. Format: cutout CD.
UPC: 011661327726. Daedalus Item Code: 67573
Recorded at such venues as Nashville's Grand Ole Opry for a PBS special, this 40th birthday celebration for Rounder Records is a worthy showcase for the label's impressive roster. Robert Plant and ... (Read More)
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(Grammy Winners Included: "Building a Mystery" and "I Will Remember You"; Nominated for "Adia" and "Fallen") Beloved for her emotional balladry and expressive mezzo-soprano voice, Sarah ... (Read More)
Sergio Mendes with Carlinhos Brown, Seu Jorge, Gracinha Leporace, Milton Nascimento & others.
Label: Concord. Format: CD.
UPC: 888072315754. Daedalus Item Code: 77000
(Winner of the Latin Grammy for Best Brazilian Contemporary Pop Album) Half a century after founding the bossa nova ensemble Brazil 66, Sergio Mendes is still going strong, experimenting with ... (Read More)
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(Contains the Latin Grammy Hall of Fame Song "Mas Que Nada") Even as British rock took America by storm in the 1960s, Brazil's Sergio Mendes introduced audiences to a new world of music. ... (Read More)
Stevie Wonder, piano & vocals. Michael Sembello, guitar. Reggie McBride, bass. Bobbye Hall, congas, & others.
Label: Motown. Format: CD.
UPC: 601215735628. Daedalus Item Code: 79238
(Grammy Winner for Album of the Year, Best Male Pop Vocal, and R&B Vocal Performance) Personal yet political, this 1974 disc from the gifted artist's "classic period" is pure pleasure. Stevie ... (Read More)