The Three Kings,”Live in the 70s” (Retroworld)- This interesting new 2 CD retrospective from Floating World brings together a selection of powerful live performances from three of the leading lights of the blues genre. B.B., Albert and Freddie King are all captured in commanding form as they regale their various audiences with the cream of their illustrious back catalogues, including the iconic “Sweet Sixteen,” “Born Under A Bad Sign” and “The Thrill Is Gone” to name but a few The three unrelated singer-guitarists also take the opportunity to display the rare musical gifts which had made such a profound impact on rock luminaries such as Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Peter Green during their formative years.

The Burrito Brothers, “Together” (The Store For Music)- The current incarnation of the Burritos deserve a collective pat on the back for their valiant efforts to keep the Burritos name alive more than half a century after the first Gram Parsons led incarnation of the band released their critically acclaimed debut album,”The Gilded Palace of Sin” in 1969. A whole host of talented musicians have passed through their ranks since those days and “Together” marks another line-up change for the quartet, with guitarist Steve Allen proving a more than able replacement for the recently deceased Bob Hatter. The finished product may not pack anything like the same emotional punch as those early recordings by what is in effect a completely different outfit, but country-rock fans should find it highly listenable nonetheless.

Daevid Allen,”Banana Moon” (Charly)- “Banana Moon” marked the solo debut of Gong leader and notable Aussie rock eccentric Daevid Allen, first released in 1971 by the French Byg Actuel label and boasting a relatively star studded backing line-up which ncluded Spooky Tooth’s Gary Wright, Stone The Crows’ Maggie Bell and Allen’s former Soft Machine cohort Robert Wyatt on drums. The latter also turns in a typically affecting vocal performance on Hugh Hopper’s “Memories,” but the bulk of the set is dominated by the likeable bursts of musical anarchy which became Allen’s trademark over the years, led by the rocking opener “It’s The Time Of Your Life” and the rambling psychedelia of the epic “And his Adventures in the Land of Flip.”