Vincent Damon Furnier, known to the world by his stage name Alice Cooper, is one of the greatest legends of glam and hard/rock in history. After growing up in Detroit, Cooper-s band, originally named 'Alice Cooper'before he took on the name for himself, began in Phoenix in the late -60s and burst into national and international stardom in 1971 with the classic hit 'I'm Eighteen'. Featuring classics like 'Billion Dollar Babies', 'School's Out', and a bunch of great tunes off of the 1975 classic Welcome To My Nightmare, this is a brilliant live show from 1978 in a triumphant return to Cooper's home state of Michigan. An... + INFO
Dorothy Ashby was perhaps not Detroit-s most famous female jazz harpist as that distinction belongs to Alice Coltrane but she was notably the first and a trailblazer who overcame massive setbacks throughout her nearly 30 year recording career. Playing on an instrument not usually associated with jazz, in a male dominated field, Ashby is a true and amazing original. Originally released in 1962, and with the help of a rhythm section of Herman Wright on bass and John Tooley on drums, Dorothy Ashby is one of her earliest titles as a leader and a beautiful piece of innovative mid/century jazz. A mix of originals and tastef... + INFO
Originally released in 1959, now back on vinyl, this is a legendary live set from the great Chet Baker, the King of West/Coast jazz.
Like many of Johnny Cash's albums from the late 50s and early 60s, Blood, Sweat and Tears is a concept album. This time around, for his 15th long player, The Man in Black sings a suite of songs about the plight of the working man. Featuring The Carter Family on backing vocals and longtime guitarist Luther Perkins, this is a killer album that features two classics he-d later record on the legendary Folsom Prison sessions ("The Legend of John Henry's Hammer" and "Busted"). Another classic from Johnny Cash on Wax Love.
Ray Charles- 1957 album The Great Ray Charles is his second long player for the legendary Atlantic Records. An instrumental jazz album, it was released 2 years before Charles became an international superstar with the hit recording 'What'd I Say'. Though Charles was already nearly a decade deep into his recording career he-d yet to have a massive hit and was a difficult artist to pin down as his tastes ranged from jazz to pop to R^B. Featuring longtime band member David 'Fathead' Newman and with help from the arranging and songwriting genius Quincy Jones, this is a beautiful, swinging, and laid-back jazz album necessa... + INFO