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Big Joe Rides Again (Speakers Corner)That the experts inducted 'Big Joe' Turner into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983, i.e. during his lifetime, is surely in order when one considers how he expressed his attitude to life with his 12-bar stylistic freedom. That he was additionally honoured by being posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however, makes one wonder whether the incorruptible experts had made a mistake. No matter what: this giant of a man with his big, gentle voice had certainly earned a place of honour in the era of swing as well.
Turner, who appeared on stage with Goodman, Ellington, Tatum and – in later years – with Gillespie and Eldridge, offers his listeners many facets of the blues. The opening number, "Switchin’ In The Kitchen", is a fairly fast boogie-woogie where the vocal swings freely with sharp blasts in the background. Other swinging numbers, in which jazz champions such as Coleman Hawkins and Ernie Royal perform solos, include several ballad-like evergreens ("Pennies From Heaven"), which Turner and his band elaborate to become an imposing aria ("Until The Real Thing Comes Along").
The grooves of this LP are distinguished by means of the open, unfiltered Atlantic sound. The saxophone solos in particular, complete with the clicking of the valves and blowing noise, give one the feeling that the soloist is performing in your living room.
- Big Joe Turner (vocals)
- Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)
- Jerome Richardson (alto saxophone)
- Ernie Royal, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet)
- Lawrence Brown (trombone)
- Jimmy Jones (piano)
- Jim Hall (guitar)
- Doug Watkins (bass)
- Charlie Persip (drums)
Recording: September 1959 by Len Frank, Phil Iehle and Tom Dowd
Production: Nesuhi Ertegun
About Speakers Corner
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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky“), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.
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 – excluding the exception above – and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Switchin' In The Kitchen
2. Nobody In Mind
3. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
4. I Get The Blues When It Rains
6. When I Was Young
7. Don't You Make Me High
8. Time After Time
9. Pennies From Heaven
10. Here Comes Your Iceman
$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
CATALYSTWillie Dixon is one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. He is a Grammy Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, Blues Hall of Fame Inductee and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee.
This long out of print album was originally released in 1973. It is a classic representation of the Chicago Blues sound post Chess Records featuring a who’s who of the best sidemen of the genre.1. Bring It On Home
2. Don’t Trust Nobody
3. God’s Gift To Man
4. Hoo Doo Doctor
5. My Babe
6. Wang Dang Doodle
7. When I Make Love
8. I Think I Got The Blues
9. But It Sure IS Fun
10. I Just Want To Make Love To You
$18.99Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo)The Original King Bee (The Best Of Slim Harpo) — On 200-Gram LP From Analogue Productions
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes
Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Old-Style Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing
"What's the point in listening to us doing 'I'm A King Bee" when you can hear Slim Harpo do it?" — Mick Jagger, 1968
Slim Harpo died in 1970. Better known by his stage name than his given, James Isaac Moore, he epitomized the swamp blues style, and at the time of his passing he was at the brink of enjoying the kind of fame he'd deserved since the release of his first single, the infectious "King Bee" 13 years earlier.
Harpo was just beginning to play for urban, white audiences when he succumbed to an unexpected heart attack. There were plenty of people who were aware of Slim and not all of them were young British musicians who knew a good tune when they heard it. Pete Welding, writing in Rolling Stone, described Harpo as "a stylist who's carved out his own niche, and within the relatively narrow confines of that approach he's unbeatable — and of course, immediately recognizable ... the emphasis is on forceful, direct rhythm, tight and simple arrangements (even when horns are used) that work beautifully with Slim's sly, laconic singing and harmonica playing and, above else, feeling."
What an iconic performer — perfect for the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment. The Best of Slim Harpo (The Original King Bee) has his iconic hits from a formidable career: "I'm A King Bee," "Got Love If You Want It," "Baby Scratch My Back," "Shake Your Hips," "Te Ni Nee Ni Nu," "Mohair Sam" and more. They're included on an incredibly silent and rich-sounding 200-gram LP pressed by Quality Record Pressings. Mastering from the original analog tapes was by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. Finally, it's all contained in a old-style tip-on heavyweight cardboard jacket from Stoughton Printing. Spectacular sound and an eye-catching package. That's the Analogue Productions difference.
Just up the Mississippi from Baton Rouge, on February 11, 1924, James Isaac Moore was born. He would live in the area for practically all of his life. As a child he took up harmonica, and later, in adulthood, supported himself and his family as a laborer, as a gas station attendant, he hauled sugar cane, and did other odd jobs. He didn't become a professional musician until he began to record in the mid-'50s. In 1955, Moore began recording with Lightnin' Slim at J.D. Miller's studio in Crowley, Louisiana.
Two years later Moore first recorded as a featured artist. The initial session at Miller's studio resulted in three completed masters, all originals: "I'm A King Bee," "Got Love If You Want It" and "This Ain't No Place For Me." Still, Slim, through his career, didn't tour much, and his record label — Excello — was a small independent with promotion and distribution problems typical for its size. Most of Slim's fame and fortune came second-hand.
We're betting you'll enjoy this Slim Harpo compilation as much as we've enjoyed putting it together and bringing it to you. As Mick pointed out, there's nothing like the original. And Slim Harpo was original to the hilt. We're excited to honor his memory with this exceptional release.1. Baby Scratch My Back
2. I Got Love If You Want It
3. I'm A King Bee
4. Shake Your Hips
5. Te Ni Nee Ni Nu
6. I've Been A Good Thing (For You)
7. Raining In My Heart
8. The Music's Hot
9. Mohair Sam
10. Tip On In
11. Moody Blues
12. The Hippy Song
13. Don't Start Crying Now
14. Rock Me, Baby
$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
Memphis BreakdownVinyl Pressed at Pallas Group in Germany
Original Recordings Remastered at Infrasonic Mastering
Features Tracks Produced by Sam Phillips for Sun Records in Memphis
Doctor Ross, also known as “Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss”, made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis before moving to Michigan. During the early ‘50s, Ross recorded his first sides, including “Chicago Breakdown”, with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. This compilation, Memphis Breakdown, compiles the best of those early Memphis sessions all in one place, remastered for vinyl.1. Chicago Breakdown
2. Boogie Disease
3. Polly Put the Kettle On
4. Juke box boogie
5. Terra Mae
6. Feel So Sad
7. Texas Hop
8. That’s All Right
9. Cat´s Squirrel
10. Industrial Boogie
11. Left Job Boogie
12. That Ain’t Right
13. 1953 Jump
14. Come Back Baby
$21.99Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now
Live in 1960Remastered At Infrasonic Mastering
Pressed At Pallas Group In Germany
Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nominated For 2018 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction
“The Godmother Of Rock & Roll” Live In Europe
Sister Rosetta Tharpe was the first great recording star of gospel music and among the first gospel musicians to appeal to rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll audiences, later being referred to as “the original soul sister” and “the godmother of rock and roll”. This live recording from 1960 had never been on vinyl, until now, a whole 57 years later.
The set has plenty of variety, lots of sincere feeling, and high levels of musicianship from the unique performer. Highlights include “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” “Didn’t It Rain,” “The Gospel Train” and “Down By the Riverside.” The album was remastered for vinyl from analog tape and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.1. Can’t Sit Down
2. He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
3. Vacation in the Sky
4. Didn’t It Rain
5. Can’t No Grave Hold My Body Down
6. Two Little Fishes, Five Loaves of Bread
7. The Gospel Train
8. Precious Lord
9. Down by the Riverside
10. Mansion in the Sky
11. Is Everybody Happy?
12. Peace in the Valley
$24.99Vinyl LP - SealedBuy Now