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Artist: Alvin, Phil
Title: Un "sung Stories"
Format: CD
Label: BIG BEAT
Catalog Number:340
Barcode:029667088824 itemnumber=1000123182
Price: $16.98  (All prices include domestic shipping.)
Genre: ROCK
Release Date: 12/7/2018
Availability: In Stock
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The first-ever UK CD release for this fantastically eclectic solo album by the original lead singer (and co-founder) of the Blasters - one of only two that Phil Alvin has made in a near 40-year career. Originally issued in 1986 on vinyl and cassette only, "Un-'Sung' Stories" embraces blues, R&B, big band swing and gospel, with repertoire dating from the 1920s through to the 1950s. It should have had commercial success to match the original critical acclaim it received, but the lack of an original digital release at a time when CD was fast becoming the industry standard audio mode, hampered its progress and reduced its commercial visibility. Several tracks feature the Sun Ra Arkestra and are notable for being the very last recordings the Arkestra made while its founder and leader was alive.

Track Listing
 1. 
SOMEONE STOLE GABRIEL'S HORN - Phil Alvin with The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

 2. 
NEXT WEEK SOMETIME - Phil Alvin

 3. 
THE BALLAD OF SMOKEY JOE - Phil Alvin with Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra

 4. 
DEATH IN THE MORNING - Phil Alvin

 5. 
THE OLD MAN OF THE MOUNTAIN - Phil Alvin with Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra

 6. 
DADDY ROLLIN' STONE - Phil Alvin

 7. 
TITANIC BLUES - Phil Alvin

 8. 
BROTHER CAN YOU SPARE A DIME? - Phil Alvin with Sun Ra and his Solar Arkestra

 9. 
COLLINS CAVE (THE DEATH OF FLOYD COLLINS) - Phil Alvin

10. 
GANGSTER'S BLUES - Phil Alvin


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