The Pretty Things

Mid-'60s reissues of variable quality

Various Artists – While My Guitar Gently Weeps

Thirty-six axe-wielders in mostly reflective mood

Various Artists – Teutonik Disaster

Essential purchase for fans of electro and German new wave

Various Artists – Top Deck SKA 45s Box

Replica singles set of cuts by ska pioneers

Illinois Jacquet – The Illinois Jacquet Story

Four-CD crash course from Texan tenor titan

Pearl Jam

Seattle rockers' first and fifth albums reissued at mid-price

Mad About The Boy

Never before collected under one (legal) roof, Beach Boy's non-band '60s classics

Various Artists – Great Day Coming

Wide-ranging anthology of classic gospel tracks

Their first two EPs on CD, at last

Nina Simone – Jazz As Played In An Exclusive Side Street Club

Accompanied by bassist Jimmy Bond and drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath the 24-year-old Simone works her way confidently through a program of 11 numbers, every aspect of her highly personal style already in place at the very start of her career. The album includes her hit version of "I Loves You Porgy", the track that drew Colpix to sign her up for the early-'60s.
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