The beautiful breakthrough album of Chris Whitley was released in 1991 and was immediate proof of his brilliant songwriting. Its musical richness surfaces in the use of old-fashioned sounds such as slide guitars and banjos against a backdrop of subtly arranged rhythm tracks, whilst all the time carrying the splendid timbre of his voice. This is your chance to let Whitley in your life on heavy 180 gram vinyl!
Little Village is the all-star lineup consisting of singer John Hiatt, guitarist Ry Cooder, bassist Nick Lowe and drummer Jim Keltner, the very same musicians that were responsible for recording John Hiatt's breakthrough album Bring The Family (1987). When they decided to reconvene a few years later, the result was Little Village. Unfortunately, there are no subsequent albums of this super-group, but that makes the album Little Village even more unique.
The band that has been through so much and then some released Reach For The Sky in 1980. Under the leadership of guitarist and original member Dickey Betts and founding member/organ player Gregg Allman the band churned out eight songs for this gospel-infused album. Reach For The Sky even attained a minor hit with the song "Angeline".