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Monday, October 5, 2015 - 3:50pm
Aquarium Drunkard

Legendary Jamaican music behemoth, Trojan Records, is synonymous with both the history and proliferation of island's Reggae, Rocksteady, Ska and Dancehall scenes. Over the past decade the label has released a vast amount of compilations, box sets, retrospectives and 'celebrity' guest-DJ curated compilations. Great for the faithful, redundant to the skeptic and formidable to the newbie. This week's playlist digs into the vaults.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:55pm
George Carlin, Parental Advisory

New this week in the Rhino Room at iTunes:

George Carlin, Playin' with Your Head: There's a vocal chapter of the George Carlin fan club that considers this album to be the last time Carlin delivered a set that wasn't heavily political, and there's some merit to that theory. That's not to dismiss anything that may have emerged afterwards, but when AllMusic wrote that this was a fine companion piece to Carlin's classic A Place forMy Stuff, they were not wrong: it's fantastically funny from start to finish.

Monday, October 5, 2015 - 1:32pm
Happy 45th: Pink Floyd, Atom Heart Mother
45 years ago this week, Pink Floyd released the album that would give them their first #1 album in the UK while giving cow fans something to smile about every time they flipped through the “P” section at their local record store.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:58pm
Now Available: David Bowie, Space Oddity 7” Picture Disc
There's nothing like a picture disc to help music fans see an old release in a new light, and since we've recently released David Bowie's Five Years box set, the idea of putting out a picture disc from a song contained within that set seemed like way too perfect an opportunity to let it slip by. After we'd come to that conclusion, we thought, “Well, hey, if we're going to do that, then why not celebrate the song that first put him on the pop charts in a big, big way?”
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 12:54pm
Now Available: Bad Company, Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best Of Bad Company
If your rock ‘n’ roll fantasy is to own a 19-track compilation featuring the best tracks from the best-remembered period of Bad Company’s back catalog, then good news: it’s just become a rock ‘n’ roll reality.
Friday, October 2, 2015 - 11:20am

Attention all spiders from Mars! Connect with David Bowie on Spotify and Instagram to be entered to win an ultimate David Bowie prize pack including: FIVE YEARS 1969-1973 LP and CD box sets, a t-shirt, tote bag, slip mat, mouse pad, poster, coasters, and a collection of limited edition picture discs, featuring "Rebel Rebel," "1984," "Diamond Dogs," "Knock on Wood," "Young Americans," "Changes," "Fame" and the just released, "Space Oddity"!

Second and third runner up winners will get a FIVE YEARS 1969-1973 CD box set, slip mat, tote bag, t-shirt, and "Space Oddity" picture disc.

Friday, October 2, 2015 - 10:51am
Bob Lefsetz: Welcome To My World

Jim Messina was a secondary character in a troubled band and then a majordomo in an also-ran band and Kenny Loggins was a complete unknown but when they were put together, it was magic.

Yes, Messina was in Buffalo Springfield. A classic band whose frontmen, Stephen Stills, Neil Young and Richie Furay, got all the attention.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 5:51pm

31 years ago today, Chaka Khan released her fifth album, an effort which features a title track that’s become one of her signature tunes and remains the most successful studio album in her back catalog.

Although it’s neither her highest-charting R&B album nor her highest-charting pop album, all eyes – and, yes, ears – were on I Feel for You when it was first released. This had little to do with Chaka herself and everything to do with the fact that its title track was written by Prince, featured an introductory rap by Grandmaster Melle Mel, and had a harmonica solo from Stevie Wonder. It’s no wonder, then, that the song topped the R&B and dance charts, made it to #3 on the Billboard Hot 100, and ascended to the top spot on the UK Singles chart. Its success was out of this world, ultimately earning the 1985 Grammy for Best R&B Song, but here’s more to I Feel for You than just its title track: Khan also found success with the album’s subsequent singles, “This is My Night” and “Through the Fire.”