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Who was/is Dave Alvin ? - CDs, Vinyl LPs, DVD and more


A singer, songwriter and guitarist with a keen eye for the details of American life and a powerful and passionate style, Dave Alvin launched the American roots rock scene in the early 1980s with the band The Blasters and has since started a career as a solo performer, songwriter, producer and sideman that is as respected as it is eclectic.

Born and raised in Downey, California, Dave Alvin and his brother Phil Alvin have been avid music fans since childhood, immersed in vintage blues, country and rockabilly sounds. Their passion led them to found the Blasters in 1979, who played with the energy and fire of punk rock roots.

With Dave as guitarist and main songwriter, the Blasters became stars in Los Angeles and earned themselves a loyal fan base for Slash international after the release of their self-titled album in 1981.

Dave left the Blasters after their 1985 album'Hard Line' and started his solo career with'Every Night About This Time' from 1987, health problems left Alvin out for a while, but after Dwight Yoakam achieved a hit with Alvin's song'Long White Cadillac', he returned with the 1991'Blue Blvd'. album. He did a convincing acoustic performance with the 1994'King of California', while doubling his interest in traditional folk and rural blues with two critically acclaimed releases, the 1998'Blackjack David' and the 2000'Public Domain - Songs From The WIld Land'.

In the 2000s Alvin switched between electrical and acoustic projects, and in 2014 he met again with his brother Phil for'Common Ground': Dave & Phil Alvin play and sing the songs of Big Bill Broonzy. He documented another memorable collaboration with Downey to Lubbock in 2018, recorded with Jimmie Dale Gilmore.



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Dave Alvin: Blackjack David - Out In California (2-CD Album)
Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6159
 

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CD on FLOATING WORLD RECORDS by Dave Alvin - Blackjack David - Out In California (2-CD Album)

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Dave Alvin: Dave Alvin And Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (2-LP)
Art-Nr.: LPYEP2587
 

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(Yep Roc) 12 tracks - The 1st album from 'Grammy' winner Dave Alvin and 'Grammy' nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Produced by Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore

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Dave & Phil Alvin: Lost Time (180g vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPYEP2447
 

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(2015/Yep Roc) 12 tracks. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin follow up their previous album, the Grammy nominated, Common Ground, with, Lost Time, a collection of blues songs from various artists that inspired the Alvin Brothers at a very early age. Common Ground focused...

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Dave & Phil Alvin: Lost Time
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2447
 

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(2015/Yep Roc) 12 tracks. Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin follow up their previous album, the Grammy nominated, Common Ground, with, Lost Time, a collection of blues songs from various artists that inspired the Alvin Brothers at a very early age. Common Ground focused...

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Dave & Phil Alvin: Common Ground (180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPYEP2384
 

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(2014/YepRoc) 12 tracks. First album recorded together in 3 years. Digital download incl.

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Dave Alvin: Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women (2x180g Vinyl)
Art-Nr.: LPYEP2155
 

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(2009/YEP ROC) 12 tracks

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Dave Alvin: Dave Alvin & The Guilty Women
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2155
 

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(2009/YEP-ROC) 12 tracks - digipac

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Dave Alvin: Live From Austin TX (0)
Art-Nr.: DVDNW8036
 

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(2007/NEW WEST) NTSC, COLOR, 64 mins., 11 tracks recorded 1999;

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Dave Alvin: The Best Of The Hightone Years
Art-Nr.: CDSHFA11004
 

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(200/8/SHOUT/HIGHTONE) 18 tracks (4 unreleased)

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Dave Alvin: King Of California - Interstate City (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6146
 

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CD on FLOATING WORLD RECORDS by Dave Alvin - King Of California - Interstate City (2-CD)

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Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore: Dave Alvin And Jimmie Dale Gilmore - Downey To Lubbock (CD)
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2587
 

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(Yep Roc Records) 12 tracks, digipack Downey To Lubboc k was born by immaculate inspiration from live shows Grammy winner Dave Alvin and Grammy nominee Jimmie Dale Gilmore performed together in 2017. Just the two of them were swapping songs and cutting up, each...

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Dave & Phil Alvin: Common Ground
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2384
 

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(2014/YEP ROCK) 12 tracks. Dave Alvin + Phil Alvin Play & Sing The Songs of Big Bill Broonzy.

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Dave Alvin: Blues Boulevard - Museum Of The Heart (2-CD)
Art-Nr.: CDFLOAT6134
 

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Two original albums on a 2-CD.

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Dave Alvin: Eleven Eleven
Art-Nr.: CDYEP2246
 

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Fabulous album from the Blasters founder. Recorded with a different line-ups. Great songs, from wise folk, rockabilly, and blues to manic psychedelic trips - and plenty of guitar! Extremely entertaining. - Digipak w/booklet. DAVE ALVIN - gtr/voc, DANNY OTT - gtr,...

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