New CDs May 2016

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Here's our round up of best new CDs added to the Yarra Libraries collection for the month of May. We add a new CDs page at the start of every month. Simply click on the covers to place a hold on the CD of your choice.


Abyssinians - Arise



‘Arise’ was released over three decades ago, but if you are a roots reggae fan you just have to revisit this one.


 Berardi, Foran  Karlen - Hope in my Pocket


Hope in My Pocket
Kristin Berardi, Sean Foran and Rafael Karlen

Featuring acclaimed Australian jazz musicians vocalist Kristin Berardi, pianist Sean Foran and saxophonist Rafael Karlen. An unusual and sensitive interpretation of the ANZAC legend.


Cab Calloway - This is Hep


This is Hep
Cab Calloway and his Orchestra

A master of scat singing, Calloway was also a band leader throughout the 1930s and 40s. This is a 4 disc tribute to a truly eccentric genius.



Daniel Susnjar - Su Su Nje


Su Su Nje
Daniel Susnjar

This is the Australian drummer and percussionist’s debut album, showing strong Afro-Peruvian influences. Susnjar studied music in the States, and has played with Chick Corea and Steve Miller.


Eleanor McEvoy - Stuff 


Eleanor McEvoy

The Irish guitarist and singer presents many songs that you won’t find on previous albums and others that are completely reworked.


Greg Allman - Low Country Blues


 Low Country Blues
Greg Allman

Greg Allman is one of the greatest white soul and blues singers in rock music, and this 2011 album allows him to show us why, as he does covers of classics by Bobby Bland, Junior Wells, Skip James and others.


Heptones - Night Food


Night Food

After a three year break, the Heptones reunited in 1976. This album is from that year, and revisits several Studio One hits.



John Coltrane - A Love Supreme


A Love Supreme
John Coltrane

One of the most important jazz records ever made, A Love Supreme conveys much without overstatement. It is almost impossible to imagine a jazz collection without it.



John Martyn - Solid Air


Solid Air
John Martyn

John Martyn’s guitar style took English folk and blues music to places it had never been before. This 1973 album displays all the virtuosity that earnt him the respect of Eric Clapton and Phil Collins.


John Pryce Jones - The Three Musketeers


 The Three Musketeers
John Pryce Jones (conductor)

With music by Malcolm Arnold, this production by the UK’s Northern Ballet Theatre is a swashbuckling, romantic interpretation of the classic tale.


Lloyd Price - The Singles Collection


The Singles Collection
Lloyd Price

New Orleans R&B singer  ‘Mr Personality,’ struts his stuff in this 3-CD set of classics. Sixty songs are presented here, including ‘Personality,’ ‘Stagger Lee’ and ‘Lawdy Miss Clawdy.’


Los Texmaniacs - Americano Groove


Americano Groove
Los Texmaniacs

If you like Tex-Mex music you’re going to love this album. Pure Chicano energy to dance to.


Melody Gardot - Currency of Man


Currency of Man
Melody Gardot

This album is a further step away from the lithe, winsome pop-jazz that garnered her notice initially. The songs here are bit more soul and funk tinged. Comparisons have been made with Nina Simone, so give it a listen.


Pat Methany Group - We Live Here


We Live Here
Pat Methany Group

Jazz with a strong hint of contemporary pop, this 1994 album displays elements of Methany’s early influence, Wes Montgomery.



Riley Lee - Autumn Field


 Autumn Field
Riley Lee

Lee is one of the best Western shakuhachi players, having recorded more than 30 CDs. This CD is the fourth of a series of seven dedicated to traditional Zen music for solo shakuhachi.


Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly


Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack

There are some terrific ballads and up-tempo numbers on this album, but the smash 1973 hit ‘Killing Me Softly With His Song puts them all in the shade.



Ross Edwards - White Ghost Dancing


White Ghost Dancing
Ross Edwards

Presented by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, this album combines shapes and patterns from the natural world - fragments of birdsong, insect and frog rhythms - and fusions of Aboriginal and Gregorian chant.


Son House - The Original Delta Blues


The Original Delta Blues
Son House

These are highlights of the 1960s rediscovery recordings, and a superb intro to the bluesman who influenced the likes of Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Canned Heat and the White Stripes.


Tab Benoit - Legacy 


Legacy: the best of Tab Benoit
Tab Benoit

Louisiana swamp blues by one of the best young blues players out there.


Tiecoro Sissoko - Keme Borama


Keme Borama
Tiecoro Sissoko

Tiécoro Sissoko passed away in 2012, before the release of this album. A Malian musician and storyteller – or ‘griot’ as they are known in West Africa – Sissoko’s magnificent voice shines through on this recording.


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