Dancing Tree 12.17.07

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In this edition - Wanee DVD, New Mastersounds remixed, new Keller, and much more Don't forget about HGMN Gift Certificates this year! There's no shipping to worry about unless you want a physical certificate to give. Otherwise the recipient can get a code from us redeemable for whatever amount you choose, and use it online or over the phone!
New Additions to the Catalog:

Jam Cam Chronicles - Wanee 2007 DVD - As rock-blues legends The Allman Brothers Band wowed more than 10,000 guests over two consecutive nights and invited both family (Devon Allman's Honeytribe, Vaylor Trucks' Bonobos Convergence) and friends (The Radiators, Keller Williams, and more) to do the same, the JamCam crew captured it all for a nearly 3-hour look at this 3rd annual celebration of blues, roots and jam. Performances include The Allman Brothers Band, Keller Williams, Oteil & The Peacemakers, Scrapomatic, Rusted Root, The Radiators, and more. An in-depth look at the Allman-inspired Hittin' the Note Magazine, interviews with ABB offspring, and a Suwannee River-full of festival "sites and sounds" round out this latest offering from the JamCam catalog. $17.00

The New Mastersounds - Re:Mixed CD - The New Mastersounds certainly don't need any introduction. As the UK's top contemporary deep funk band, they already have 5 full-length albums and 21 seven-inch single releases under their belt and have been invited to play everywhere from the US to Japan. The crazy idea that Record Kicks had was to ask a bunch of talented contemporary funk, nu jazz and broken soul remixers to work on NMS's "raw" deep funk sound. The result is an absolutely essential compilation full of irresistible nu funk, soul, broken, and headz future classics. The disc features a wide range of producers, from the award-winning Nostalgia 77 together with the fabulous Corinne Bailey Rae, to "King" Kenny Dope, Lack Of Afro, and Dielser, not to mention Lanu aka Lance Ferguson from the The Bamboos, Ju Ju Orchestra, mighty Smoove from Acid Jazz Records, nu afrobeat phenomenon AIFF, and many more. This is a unique experience - 12 club stormers to hit the floor, and proper DJs and funk & soul lovers will need to take stock of it. Imported. $19.99

Keller Williams - 12 CD - Keller's twelfth album release looks back at his remarkable, ground-breaking career. Aptly titled 12, the disc features one standout song from his previous 11 releases plus one new, previously unrecorded song. Keller himself has dubbed this his album of "hitless greatest hits." 12 is a fantastic celebration of a career that, while nowhere near the end, has provided many a musical milestone. $13.99 

Dave Matthews Band - Live at Piedmont Park (2 DVDs) - Live at Piedmont Park took place on September 8, 2007 in front of 50,000+ fans at the Meadow of Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Live at Piedmont Park is the first full Dave Matthews Band concert release on DVD since the 2003 release of the monumental Central Park Concert, and this new offering is equally as impressive. It has been remixed and recut since the Peachtree TV broadcast, and was recorded in stereo and 5.1 audio to and shot in High Definition video to provide viewers and listeners with the ultimate sound and video quality. Several songs make their DVD debut here, including "The Dreaming Tree" and new songs "#27," "Cornbread" and "Eh-Hee." Additional highlights include guest appearances from Warren Haynes and Gregg Allman. $21.98

Ghostland Observatory - Live From Austin, TX DVD - Uncompromising, audacious, frantic...transformative. Experience the inferno of this band's live shows and you'll start to get it. It's tough to believe just two dudes create this monstrosity of sound! They are two small-town Texas dudes with very distinct personalities - producer/drummer Thomas Turner, heavily influenced by electronic artists from Daft Punk to Green Velvet and rockers like The Clash, and front man Aaron Behrens, whose charisma inspires comparisons to Freddie Mercury and Prince. As their MySpace page describes it, Ghostland Observatory is not a band but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock n roll souls. That certain something also drives audiences wild as Behrens sings and struts to frantic garage riffs and thumping dance-punk beats. This is their national television debut, recorded July 10, 2007. $16.99

Will Hoge - Draw the Curtains CD - Decades ago, before the first rock and roll idols turned music into a product, musicians played music the way cobblers mended shoes and carpenters built homes. Welcome to the world of Will Hoge. Draw The Curtains, Hoge's first album in two years, is a tour de force of authenticity, covering sounds from country and roots to rock, soul, and R&B. It's music the way it was meant to be played, with a rock-is-my-life, let's-hit-the-road attitude. Hoge's music is the unwavering sound of a born rocker. He filters rock, soul, folk, blues and country through a prism of emotional authenticity and what emerges is undeniable. $16.98

Frank Zappa - Halloween DTS DVD-Audio - A legendary compilation of tunes from 3 1978 shows in New York City. You can bet the freaks were out for this one, and the Zappa band put on a heart-stopping performance full of insanity! DVD Audio disc includes DTS 5.1 Surround mix, DVD-A 5.1 surround mix, and PCM Stereo mix, mastered from the original 24-track tapes. $16.99

Recent Releases You May Have Missed:

Gov't Mule - A Tail of Two Cities (2 DVDs)
Modern Groove Syndicate - Ms. Popular CD
Raq - Live Vol. 1 Digital Download Card
The Flaming Lips - Big Hands T-Shirt
Tim Carter - Bang Bang CD

New Releases Coming Soon:

January 1 -
Radiohead - In Rainbows CD (pre-order)

January 8 -
Medeski Martin and Wood - Let's Go Everywhere CD

January 15 -
A Bluegrass Tribute to Neil Young CD Eric Lindell - Low on Cash, Rich in Love CD

January 22 -
North Mississippi Allstars - Hernando CD moe. - Sticks and Stones CD (pre-order) Drive-By Truckers - Brighter Than Creation's Dark CD (pre-order)
Cat Power - Jukebox (Deluxe Edition 2 CD)

January 29
- Dispatch - Zimbabwe DVD

February 12 -
Marco Benevento - Invisible Baby CD

February 19 -
Mike Doughty - Golden Delicious CD
Latest Reviews at HomeGrownMusic.net:

Max Allen - Earthwalker CD review
Col. Bruce & The Quark Alliance CD review

Video of the Week:

Will Hoge performs "Silver and Gold" at La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX
Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Bryan Rodgers