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Blues Vinyl Records
Today! (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)The '60s revived the careers of many early bluesmen, but none so dramatically as that of Mississippi John Hurt. Hurt recorded a few brilliant sides in the '20s, then ostensibly disappeared off the face of the Earth until folk musician Tom Hoskins went looking for him in 1963. At the age of 70, Hurt began one of the greatest comebacks in music history. From his first '60s shows until his death in 1966, Hurt was a popular mainstay of the folk-music circuit. "TODAY!" demonstrates why the audiences loved him so. More a melodic songster than a traditional bluesman, Hurt has a great deal in common with '60s folk musicians - many of whom he inspired. Hurt's dexterous and beautiful finger-picking style provided aspiring folk performers with a template, as did his warm and gentle stage presence. All these elements are amply evident on "TODAY!", on which Hurt turns in definitive performances of "Pay Day", "Louis Collins", "Spike Driver's Blues", and "Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor". He even takes a rare (and successful) turn at slide guitar on "Talking Casey". Like all of Hurt's Vanguard albums, "TODAY!" is an absolutely essential document of a great American artist.
- Mississippi John Hurt (vocal, guitar)
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s – or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Payday
2. Im Satisfied
3. Candy Man
4. Make Me A Pallet On The Floor
5. Talkin Casey
6. Corrina, Corrina
7. Coffee Blues
8. Louis Collins
9. Hot Time In The Old Town Tonight
10. If You Dont Want Me Baby
11. Spike Driver's Blues
12. Beulah Land
$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedAWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John HurtBlues fingerpicking guitarist, singer and sharecropper Mississippi John Hurt was born in the heart of Mississippi Hill Country, along the veiny tributaries of the great American river. His moving renditions of “Frankie” and “Spike Driver Blues” were included in Harry Smith’s American Anthology of Folk Music in 1952 and were vitally influential on the Greenwich Village folk music revival of the 1960s as well as John Fahey’s development of the American Primitive Guitar genre.
Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.1. Frankie
2. Ain’t No Tellin’
3. Spike Driver Blues
4. Avalon Blues
5. Louis Collins
6. Candy Man Blues
7. Stack O' Lee Blues
8. Praying On The Old Camp Ground
9. Blue Harvest Blues
10. Got the Blues Can’t be Satisfied
11. Big Leg Blues
12. Nobody's Dirty Business
13. Blessed Be The Name
$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
Candy Man Blues (Out of Stock)180 Gram Blue Vinyl Albums From Original Blues Artists
Remastered with printed inner bags and sleevenotes
Thirteen tracks from the 1928 sessions from the folk-blues legend, including “Candy Man Blues”, “Stack O’Lee Blues” and “Louis Collins”.1. Frankie
2. Louis Collins
3. Nobody's Dirty Business
4. Aint' No Tellin'
5. Stack O' Lee
6. Avalon Blues
7. Big Leg Blues
8. Praying On The Old Camp Ground
9. Candy Man Blues
10. Blessed Be Thy Name
11. Blue Harvest Blues
12. Spike Driver Blues
13. Got The Blues (Can't Be Satisfied
$28.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedTemporarily out of stock