New SACDs from Jorma Kaukonen and Amanda Marshall

Sony Music continues to issue new albums on SACD with the release of “Blue Country Heart” by Jorma Kaukonen and “Everybody’s Got A Story” by Amanda Marshall. Both SACDs are Single Layer Multichannel SACDs that are available in retail stores and web outlets that carry SACDs today. Here’s a bit more information about these new releases:

Blue Country Heart
by Jorma Kaukonen
(Columbia SACD CS 86394)

Jorma Kaukonen is probably best known from his days playing guitar in the Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna. Blue Country Heart features Kaukonen on a collection of blues standards from the 1920s and 1930s. Accompanying him on the album are bluegrass stars Bela Fleck and Jerry Douglas. Also of note, Blue Country Heart was recorded using the Direct Stream Digital (DSD) system. Those who have heard advance copies of this SACD tell me it’s one SACD fans will want to hear.

Jorma Kaukonen, guitar & vocal
Sam Bush, mandolin, fiddle & background vocals
Jerry Douglas, dobro & weissenborn
Byron House, bass & background vocals
Bela Fleck, banjo

Album Tracks:
1. Blue Railroad Train
2. Just Because
3. Blues Stay Away From Me
4. Red River Blues
5. Bread Line Blues
6. Waiting For A Train
7. Those Gambler’s Blues
8. Tom Cat Blues
9. Big River Blues
10. Prohibition Blues
11. I’m Free From The Chain Gang Now
12. You And My Old Guitar
13. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today?

Everybody’s Got A Story
by Amanda Marshall
(Columbia SACD CS 86316)

Everybody’s Got A Story is the third album from Canadian pop star Amanda Marshall. The album’s title track has been nominated for a Juno Award in Canada. On this album, she teams up with producer Peter Asher to deliver an album with both Pop and R&B influences.

Album Tracks:
1. Everybody’s Got A Story
2. The Voice Inside
3. The Gypsy
4. Colleen (I Saw Him First)
5. Double Agent
6. Red Magic Marker
7. Sunday Morning After
8. Love Is My Witness
9. Dizzy
10. Brand New Beau
11. Marry Me
12. Inside The Tornado