Stupendous 1973 Concert Set Ranks Alongside James Brown's Live At The Apollo And B.B. King's Live At The Regal
Easygoing Portrait Of Down-home Soul Singer Coming Into His Own And Establishing An Indelible Bond Between Performer And Audience
Mastered From The Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity Takes You Inside The Famed Venue And Lets You Be A Part Of The Event
On par with the most treasured concert albums of the 60s and 70s, Bill Withers' transformative Live at Carnegie Hall< is a forgotten classic--an easygoing portrait of a down-home soul artist coming into his own in front of an audience eager to share every moment of his brilliance. Soothing with subtlety, charming with calmness, and healing with a vocal timbre as relaxing as his grooves, Withers uses the stage to expand the range of favorites and engage in dialog with the crowd. Distinguished with sonics that restore the performances' balance and improve the soundstaging, this reissue takes you inside the venue.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g 2LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP set of this extraordinary 1973 record provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence.
Moreover, aspects that really make this concert document unique--the energetic crowd, Withers and his band's willingness to extend arrangements, and the undeniable communicative bond between the performer and his fans--are brought into fuller relief. While most live albums give you the sense of what transpired, Mobile Fidelity's reissue allows it to seem that what you're hearing and sensing is happening right now, in the moment. You are as much a participant as listener. For this reason and more, Live at Carnegie Hall ranks with James Brown's Live at the Apollo and B.B. King's Live at the Regal. No small claims, but the proof is in the grooves.
The antithesis of the sweaty R&B shouter that prowls the edge of stages, Withers deals in mellowness and vulnerability, qualities that come to fore. The songs here span soul, blues, and folk and often times, contain elements of all three styles. Live at Carnegie Hall also deals with serious subject matter with unflinching honesty and simple directness. Companionship, poverty, war, maturity, family, and love all crop up within Withers' tunes, yet the messages are never overly cumbersome or preachy. Credit goes to his easygoing style and relatable lyrics, not to mention a tight-as-a-vice band that on this night is simply "on."
"One more time?" Withers asks in response to a request for another stanza during "Use Me," and like the snap of fingers, his musicians are right back on cue, the crowd clapping along on every beat. This classic, as well as the instantly familiar "Ain't No Sunshine," poignant "Grandma's Hands," and all-time favorite "Lean On Me" are delivered with utmost soulfulness, passion, and electricity. Few, if any, live albums demonstrate such a bond between the crowd and artist as Live at Carnegie Hall. You'll definitely want to be there. Mobile Fidelity makes it happen.
1. Use Me
2. Friend of Mine
3. Ain't No Sunshine
4. Grandma's Hands
5. World Keeps Going Around
6. Let Me In Your Life
7. Better Off Dead
8. For My Friend
9. I Can't Write Left Handed
10. Lean on Me
11. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
12. Hope She'll Be Happier
13. Let Us Love
14. Harlem/Cold Baloney
Stereophile magazine senior contributing editor and analog expert Michael Fremer presents his almost three hour long Practical Guide to Turntable Set-Up. Fremer sets up three popular turntables from Pro-Ject, Rega and VPI. Using the hands-on phono cartridge installation techniques, tips and basic principles demonstrated with close-ups and flash animation, any turntable from the popular Technics SL-1200 to the most esoteric can be set up to perfection. Also included: an interview with famed Sterling Sound mastering engineer George Marino, and a 20 page PDF file embedded in the disc's DVD-ROM section that includes even more detailed technical descriptions and an article on record cleaning no vinyl fan should be without. Despite the seemingly dry subject matter, the disc is entertaining. There are even some laughs as Fremer once did stand up comedy (he played legendary Max's Kansas City and even opened for bands like Television and The Jam).
Limited And Hand-numbered To 2,000 Copies Worldwide
Almost 10 years ago, Light In The Attic and DJ Supreme La Rock compiled the first ever set of vintage Pacific Northwest soul on Wheedle’s Groove: Seattle’s Finest In Funk & Soul 1965-75 featuring such rare sides as “I Just Want To Be (Like Myself)” by legendary funk outfit Robbie Hill’s Family Affair. Nearly a decade on, more unheard Seattle soul gems continue surfacing. Light In The Attic is honored to release, for the first time on vinyl, Gotta Get Back: The Unreleased L.A. Sessions from Robbie Hill’s Family Affair.
Originally recorded at RCA Studios in Los Angeles in January 1975 with Executive Producer Cuba Gooding Sr. and The Main Ingredient (the Family Affair were the Ingredient’s backing band at the time), these five tracks remained lost until the recent discovery of the original multi-track masters. The tapes were carefully mixed by renowned engineer and producer Steve Fisk. To say it’s a miracle that these tapes surfaced would be a massive understatement.
Robbie named his band “Family Affair” for a reason – his band is his family and what you hear is proof that the blood really is thicker than the mud. What you’re now holding in your hands is a pinnacle recording from a band that continues on to the present day, surviving in Seattle’s Central District, carrying on a decades’ long tradition.
This title is not eligible for further discount.
1. Piece Of Mind
2. Love Is Waiting For You
3. I'll See You
4. Gotta Get Back
5. Don't Give Up
You Can Do It
We've Got To Get It On Again
Let This Man Take Hold Of Your Life
Miss You Nights
I Can See Clearly Now
Sharing The Night Together
Who's Lovin' You
I'll Be Your Hold Me Tight
Thank You For Tonight
The Four Tops were among a number of groups, including The Miracles, The Marvelettes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Temptations, and The Supremes, who established the Motown Sound around the world during the 1960s. The group was the main male vocal group for the highly successful songwriting and production team of Holland–Dozier–Holland, who crafted a stream of hit singles on Motown. Their immaculate four-part harmonies gave voice to many of Motown's most enduring songs.
Their self-titled album (1964) included the singles "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "Ask the Lonely". You'd be hard pressed to find two better singles on a debut album, both being the cornerstones of Four Tops. A debut to remember.
1. Baby I Need Your Loving
2. Without The One You Love (Life’s Not Worth While)
3. Where Did You Go
4. Ask The Lonely
5. Your Love Is Amazing
6. Sad Souvenirs
7. Don’t Turn Away
8. Tea House In China Town
9. Left With A Broken Heart
10. Love Has Gone
11. Call On Me
In the six years since the release of their last full-length record, Naomi Shelton & the Gospel Queens have toured extensively, playing main stages at some of the most prestigious festivals in the world, including Bonnaroo, The Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Pop, and The Ottawa Blues Festival. Though seasoned veterans, these years of touring played a major role in the creation of the twelve songs that we are so delighted to offer to you, our beloved Daptone Family. Presenting: Cold World. With Gabriel (Bosco Mann) Roth at the helm, Naomi and company went into the studio, and cut onto t ape what can only be described as bonafide Soul Excitement of the highest order.
3. Heaven Is Mine
4. Bound for the Promised Land
5. It's a Cold, Cold World
6. I Don't Know
7. Get Up, Child
8. One Day
9. I Earned Mine
10. Humble Me
11. Thank You, Lord
12. Everybody Knows (River Song)
On February 4th, 2014, 73 year old Grammy nominated blues and R&B legend Bobby Rush added a generous helping of all analog, direct to tape, soul to Upstairs at United series. The set opens with a blistering take on the Beatles ''Come Together'' where most of the vocal is ''sung'' by the harmonica, followed by a sultry take on Otis Redding's ''Hard To Handle.'' Side two starts with a newly penned gem ''Why Do They Act Like That'' and finishes with Floyd-ish take on a Bobby Rush classic, ''2 Eyes Full of Tears.'' As traditional to the series, these recordings were done live to tape above the mechanical hum of the record presses at United Record Pressing then cut as a 45 RPM 12'' EP for the optimum listening experience.
1. Come Together (Beatles)
2. Hard to Handle (Otis Redding)
3. Why Do They Act Like That
4. 2 Eyes Full of Tears
Born in Eufaula, Alabama, in 1941, the 3rd of 11 children, Martha Reeves moved with her family to the Motor City - Detroit, Michigan - when she was less than a year old. Like so many other R&B and soul singers of the era, she was raised on gospel and started singing in the church, but before long the secular interests of doo-wop and R&B won out and by the age of 18 she had joined her first vocal group, The Fascinations. In 1960 she joined the group that would eventually become Martha & The Vandellas (named after Martha’s childhood street, Van Dyke, and her singing idol, Della Reese). After filling in on backup vocals for Marvin Gaye’s classic “Stubborn Kind Of Fellow”, the group signed their own recording contract with Motown’s Gordy label. By the following year, they were having massive chart success with this album’s title track, “Heat Wave”, and “Quicksand” (both of which were written by the new songwriting trio of Holland-Dozier-Holland). Compiling many of those early hit singles in 1963, Heat Wave is a quintessential piece of the Motown Sound that every record collection needs.
2. Then He Kissed Me
3. Hey There Lonely Boy
5. Danke Schoen
6. If I Had A Hammer
7. Hello Stranger
8. Just One Look
9. Wait Till My Bobby Gets Home
10. My Boyfriend's Back
Including "TSOP", Theme From The Television Show "Soul Train"
Love Is The Message (1975) is the second album released by Philadelphia International Records house band MFSB, and widely regarded as one of Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff's shining moments. The album serves as a landmark LP for Philadelphia's mid-'70s Soul movement. The album hit the 4th spot in the Billboard Album Top 200, and topped the Billboard Top Soul LPs Charts for quite some time.
This Grammy Award winning album includes the number one hit "TSOP (The Sound of Philadelphia)" featuring The Three Degrees. The song became the theme song for the immensely popular television show Soul Train, the dance show that still defines the Disco era. The song "Love Is The Message" would go on to be an enormous underground hit in New York's late-'70s disco scene, championed by influential DJs such as Larry Levan. In addition, the album also features the orchestra's take on "Touch Me In The Morning", a song popularized by Diana Ross that was another proto-disco classic.
1. Zack’s Fanfare
2. Love Is The Message
3. Cheaper To Keep Her
4. My One And Only Love
5. TSOP (The Sound Of Philadelphia)
6. Zack’s Fanfare
7. Touch Me In The Morning
8. Bitter Sweet
First Release Of 3 LP Set As Envisioned By James Brown
Includes Deluxe Jacket With Rare Photos And Liner Notes By Alan Leeds
Mastered From Brown’s 1971 Mixdown Reels, Unused Until Now
James Brown’s magnum opus! Love Power Peace is the sound of the Godfather and his youngblood J.B.’s (including Bootsy and Catfish Collins) electrifying a crazed Parisian audience on March 8, 1971. Sequenced and mixed by Brown himself for a planned triple album, the set was shelved when key band members departed before it could be issued. Here, for the first time, are the sides as intended, exactly as delivered by James Brown Productions to his label in 1971—a 3-LP set with each disc mastered from the original mixdown reels, and each with a unique name, Love, Power and Peace! Brown and band rip through recent singles like “Sex Machine,” “Super Bad,” “Give It Up or Turnit a Loose” and “Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved” with a metronomic precision laid down by bassist Bootsy Collins and drummer Jabo Starks. “Ain’t It Funky Now” — formerly a slow, simmering groove — is transformed into a fast, funky tour de force in which newbie Catfish Collins unleashes one of the most badass guitar solos ever, while a medley of three other Brown standards (“Papa’s Got a Brand New Bag”/“I Got You (I Feel Good)”/“I Got the Feelin’ ”) blazes by faster than the Godfather of Soul’s personal Learjet. Interspersed with just the right amount of slow numbers like “Georgia on My Mind,” and including tracks from the show’s supporting acts that were not included on the 1992 CD (which was a remixed, incomplete show), this document of the funk revolution features rare photos and liner notes by tour director Alan Leeds. The way to jump on board for a trip through James’ world at the height of his career!
2. Brother Rapp
3. Ain't It Funky Now
4. Georgia On My Mind - Part 1
5. Georgia On My Mind - Part 2
7. Intro: Bobby Byrd
8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
9. I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)
1. Introduction: Vicki Anderson
2. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
4. Break & Intro Announcement
5. Dance & It's A New Day
6. Bewildered - Part 1
7. Bewildered - Part 2
8. There Was A Time
9. Sex Machine
10. Try Me - Part 1
1. Try Me - Part 2
2. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin'
3. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
4. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
5. Who Am I
6. Please Please Please
7. Sex Machine (Reprise)
8. Super Bad
9. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
10. Soul Power
11. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Reprise)
Wicked Pickett (1966) is a fabulous Soul album, done when Pickett was in the midst of his best period at Atlantic. The album has everything - great songs, wonderful production and arrangements, and a hungry, galvanizing Wilson Pickett hollering, screaming, shouting, and soaring on anything he covered, from ballads to uptempo dance and midtempo wailers.
Containing the hits "Mustang Sally", "Sunny", Dan Penn's "You Left The Water Running" and the classic "Knock On Wood", this is a must have album for everyone with a craving for Soul, Soul, and more Soul!
1. Mustang Sally
2. New Orleans
4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
5. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
6. She Ain’t Gonna Do Right
7. Knock On Wood
8. Time Is On My Side
9. Up Tight Good Woman
10. You Left The Water Running
11. Three Time Loser
12. Nothing You Can Do
Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band or Zapp and Roger) is undoubtedly the most influential group in the Electro sub-genre of Funk. The group received attention in the early 1980s for implementing heavy use of the talk-box, which became one of their most well known characteristics. Zapp served as partial inspiration toward the creation of the G-Funk sound of Hip Hop popular on the West Coast of the United States in the early to mid 1990s, with many of their songs sampled by numerous Hip Hop artists, most notably Dr. Dre.
The original line-up consisted of four brothers—Roger Troutman, Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman and Terry Troutman—and non-Troutman family members Bobby Glover and Gregory Jackson. During their early stages, they worked closely with members George Clinton and Bootsy Collins of the seminal Funkateers of Parliament-Funkadelic. Their debut album I was released in 1980, having a P-funk reminiscent sound as a result of Clinton's and Collin's input on the production.
Zapp achieved most of its mainstream recognition from the single "More Bounce To The Ounce" from the same album, now widely regarded as a classic example of early 1980s electronic Funk. The single propelled the album to Gold status almost overnight.
1. More Bounce To The Ounce
3. Brand New Pplayer
4. Funky Bounce
5. Be Alright
6. Coming Home
Extension of a Man is an album released by the R&B/Soul singer Donny Hathaway in 1973. It was his last studio album. It's noted for including a young Stanley Clarke of (then) Return to Forever on a couple of tracks, as well as drummer Fred White, brother to Earth, Wind & Fire's Maurice White (who worked with Hathaway in Chicago in the early days).
1. I Love The Lord; He Heard My Cry (Parts I & II)
2. Someday We'll All Be Free
3. Flying Easy
4. Valdez In The Country
5. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
6. Come Little Children
7. Love, Love, Love
8. The Slums
10. I Know It's You
Amazing Grace is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on June 1, 1972 by Atlantic Records, It ultimately sold over two million copies in the United States alone, earning a Double Platinum certification. As of 2013, it stands as the biggest selling disc of Aretha's entire fifty-plus year recording career. The double album was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles during January 1972. It won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance. The LP is the biggest selling live gospel album of all time.
1. Mary, Don't You Weep
2. Precious Lord, Take My Hand/You've Got A Friend (Medley)
3. Old Landmark - By Aretha Franklin with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community
4. Give Yourself To Jesus
5. How I Got Over
6. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
7. Amazing Grace
1. Precious Memories
2. Climbing Higher Mountains
3. Remarks By Reverend C L. Franklin
4. God Will Take Care Of You
5. Wholy Holy
6. You'll Never Walk Alone
7. Never Grow Old
The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter’s Greatest Hits
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe “Philly Soul” Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.
Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.
Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack
Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
70’s soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
short lifetime. Thanks to today’s respect and care given to his music by a whole new
generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul’s
pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres
Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell’s A Song For You,
and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.
Even more classics abound as you’ll hear the only vinyl release versions of
his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
of our time Someday We’ll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn’t been available on vinyl for many decades... that
is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe “Philly Soul” Reagoso at Friday Music
Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
audiophile vinyl fans.
Take It From Me….Someday We’ll All Be Free
1. You Were Meant For Me
2. A Song For You
3. You’ve Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
4. Someday We’ll All Be Free
5. Giving Up
6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
7. The Ghetto
8. Valdez In The Country
9. This Christmas
Fueled by the financial drippings of number runners
and boosted by Hall-of-Fame running back Jim Brown,
Cleveland, Ohio’s Way Out Records offered asylum for a
rising crop of rogue soul men, rust-belt vocal ensembles,
and trial-by-fire producers. Helmed by a friendly
consortium of hustlers, police officers, and gridiron
giants, pet project beget obsession as Motown arrangers,
gospel choirs, and the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra
were all beckoned to the wrong side of the tracks to mint
masterpieces for the Sensations, Volcanic Eruption, the
Exceptional Three, and Bobby Wade, all beneath the
mindful gaze of a wall-mounted shotgun. Reaching their
peak in the late ‘60s, Eccentric Soul: The Way Out Label
gathers the brightest moments from the quirky operation’s
eleven year bid.
The 3LP configuration boasts a double gatefold with
beautiful photos and ephemera from the label’s low-flying
promotional department. For fans of group harmony,
sweet soul, orchestral feats and lo-fi oddities, The Way Out
Label is an excellent addition to our already popular and
powerful Eccentric Soul series.
1. The Occasions - There’s No You
2. The Sensations - Demanding Man
3. Jesse Fisher - You’re Not Loving A Beginner
4. The Soul Notes - How Long Will It Last
5. The Sensations - I Won’t Be Hurt
6. The Springers - Why
7. Lou Ragland and the Bandmasters - Never Let Me Go
8. The Springers - I Know My Baby Loves Me So
9. Lou Ragland and the Bandmasters - Party At Lester’s
10. Verna & Rob - More Soul
11. Betty & Angel - Honey Coated Loving
12. Sammy Jones - She Didn’t Know
13. The Sensations - Two Can Make It
14. Bobby Wade - I’m In Love With You
15. Norman Scott - Ain’t That A Heartache
16. Soul Notes - Don’t Make Me Beg
17. The Sensations - Please Baby Please
18. Bobby Wade - Can’t You Hear Me Calling
19. Jesse Fisher - Don’t Cheat On Me
20. Norman Scott - Baby Don’t Go
21. Volcanic Eruption - Red Robin
22. Bobby Wade - Down Here On The Ground
23. The Sensations - Oh Girl
24. The Exceptional Three - Loving A Stranger
25. The Exceptional Three - Unlucky Girl
26. The Soul Notes - I Got Everything I Need
27. Volcanic Eruption - I’ve Got Something Going For Me
28. The Sensations - It’s A New Day
29. The Harmonics - Which Way
30. The Harmonics - Harmonics On The Warpath
31. The Sensations - Lonely World
32. Fred Towles - Too Much Monkey Business
33. Bobby Wade - Four Walls and A Window
34. The Sensations - I Guess That’s Life
35. Sammy Jones - You’ve Got To Show Me
36. The Exceptional Three - What About Me
37. The Occasions - Baby Don’t Go
38. Verna and Rob - I’m In Love With You
39. Jesse Fisher - Why
40. The Soul Notes - I Can’t Wait Until the Weekend
This is the fourth album by the Soul Queen Etta James and this is her tribute to love and lovers.
Here, also on CD for the first time ever, this rare gem of a collection of love songs in the soul style, is one of the best records of entertainment music ever made. You cannot believe it was recorded more than 50 years ago so clear and real is its message.
1. Don’t Take Your Love From Me
2. How Do You Speak To An Angel
3. Fools Rush In
4. Don’t Blame Me
5. Someone To Watch Over Me (Ira & George Gershwin)
7. I Want To Be Loved
8. It Could Happen To You
9. These Foolish Things
10. Prisoner Of Love
Of the many wonderful blaxpoitation soundtracks to emerge during the early '70s, Shaft certainly deserves mention as not only one of the most lasting but
also one of the most successful. Isaac Hayes was undoubtedly one of the era's most accomplished soul artists, and with "Theme from Shaft," he delivered
an anthem just as ambitious and revered as the film itself, a song that has only grown more treasured over the years, after having been an enormously
popular hit at the time of its release. Shaft still remains a powerful record; one of Hayes' pinnacle moments for sure.
1. Theme from Shaft
2. Bumpy's Lament
3. Walk from Regio's
4. Ellie's Love Theme
5. Shaft's Cab Ride
6. Cafe Regio's
7. Early Sunday Morning
8. Be Yourself
9. A Friend's Place
1. Soulsville (Vocal Version)
2. No Name Bar
3. Bumpy's Blues
4. Shaft Strikes Again
5. Do Your Thing (Vocal Version)
6. The End Theme
The marvelous title track alone, with Eddie Kendricks gliding into the stratosphere, made this an instant winner. There were several fine songs that weren't hits, such as "Not Now, I'll Tell You Later" and "I've Been Good to You," and there sure wasn't anything wrong with powerhouse cuts like "Ain't Too Proud to Beg." The Temptations would score four straight number one hits in the mid-'60s, each one an unforgettable classic.
- Ron Wynn (All Music)
1. Say You
2. Little Miss Sweetness
3. Ain't Too Proud To Beg
4. Get Ready
5. Lonely, Lonely Man Am I
6. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
7. I've Been Good To You
8. It's A Lonely World Without Your Love
9. Fading Away
10. Who You Gonna Run To
11. You're Not An Ordinary Girl
12. Not Now, I'll Tell You Later
13. Give It Up (Bonus Track)
14. The Man Who Don't Believe In Love (Bonus Track)
VINTAGE WORSHIP is the sophomore album from Motown Gospel’s Grammy®, Stellar, and Dove award nominated artist Anita Wilson. This songstress
gained notoriety with singles such as “Speechless” and “Jesus Will” from her debut solo project WORSHIP SOUL (2012).
VINTAGE WORSHIP takes the listener on a journey through the decades, by reviving the musical styling’s of Gospel and R&B from the 1970’s, 1980’s,
and 1990’s. Standout singles include the electric, foot-stomping song, “That’s What He’s Done For Me,” the praise anthem “Gooder Than Good,” the ever soulful “Keep Doing What You’re Doing.”, and the revamp of the church tune “Oh How I Love Jesus” (featuring Bishop Yvette Flunder and Avery
1. Close To You (Interlude)
2. That’s What He’s Done For Me
3. Gooder Than Good
4. You Love Me
6. Keep Doing What You’re Doing
8. So Gone
9. Time After Time
10. Oh How I love Jesus
11. The Real Me
12. Happy Being Me
Still riding high years after the success of "Green Onions", Hip Hug-Her (1967) is another 11-song solid session of Southern soul delivered by one of the best bands in the business. Hip Hug-Her finds the group diving deeper into soulful territories, no doubt aided by the addition of bassist Duck Dunn to the fold. The title track was the band's most successful single since their debut "Green Onions". Their cover of The Young Rascals song "Groovin'" was also a hit but other tunes such as the midtempo Motown anthem "Get Ready" make this one of the strongest full-lengths in the Booker T. & the MG's catalog.
1. Hip Hug-her
2. Soul Sanction
3. Get Ready
5. Double Or Nothing
6. Carnaby St.
7. Slim Jenkins' Joint
10. Booker's Notion
Gyedu-Blay Ambolley unleashed his unique brand of “Simigwa” music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in 1975 with the release of this, his debut album. Suffused with his larger-than-life personality, this LP is an absolutely irresistible manifesto of his heavy Afro-Funk Simigwa philosophy. This record spawned a genuine dance craze in Ghana and is even considered a foundation record of the Hip Life style of Hip Hop that is popular in Ghana today.
Long sought-after by collectors, ACADEMY LPs and VOODOO FUNK have teamed up once again to revive this incredible record from the vibrant musical scene of 70’s West Africa. Mastered from the original master tapes and featuring the rather remarkable original sleeve, this is an ultra high-quality reissue that continues the reputation we’ve built with our previous releases.
2. Akoko Ba
3. This Hustling World
6. Fa No Dem Ara
By the time the Freedom Family cut their lone record in 1974, they were perhaps the most seasoned band in all of West Africa. Years of backing up Geraldo Pino, when they often played six hours a night for months on end, had honed them into razor-sharp Afro Funk machine without equal.
First coming together in 1970, they underwent numerous permutations, crossing paths with musicians such as the Big Beats, the Barbeques, Voices Of Darkness, The Elcados, Joni Haastrup and Fela along the way. Their musical odyssey took them from Ghana to Liberia, Nigeria, The Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso (then Upper Volta).
The story of the Freedom Family is an incredible insight into the life of a musician in 70’s West Africa and a dramatic portrait of that music scene in general. This release includes a beautiful 8 page booklet with liner notes by singer Albert Jones, whose vivid recollections bring these stories to life in compelling fashion. Illustrated with vintage photos of the band, the booklet alone is an incredible document of the time.
Academy Lps and Frank Gossner (Voodoo Funk) continue their fruitful collaboration with the release of AYENTSOO, an incredible Afro Funk record that is rivaled only by the first Marijata record (also released on Academy Lps) in it’s sheer power and heaviness. Indeed, this record takes it’s rightful place along any funk record from anywhere as a pinnacle of the genre. Absolutely consistent from beginning to end, there is not a dull second here.
Recorded in 1974 with legendary producer Odion Iruoje (Ofege, SJOB Movement, Fela and many others), this record features one of the fattest bass sounds ever committed to tape and captures the band at the absolute stunning peak of their powers. In fact, Odion would play this record for years to come as an example to other bands he was producing.
This deluxe reissue continues the high standards set by the previous Academy Lps releases with beautifully restored artwork, 8 page illustrated 12” x 12” booklet and powerful remastered sound by Tim Warren.
1. Lala Li (Happy Song)
3. Holy Worshipping
4. Good Times
6. Love Affair
7. Yensuro (No Fears)
8. Lover’s Garden
9. The Last Thing