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    Al Green Greatest Hits

    Ranked 52/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Al Green was the first great soul singer of the '70s and arguably the last great Southern soul singer. With his seductive singles for Hi Records in the early '70s, Green bridged the gap between deep soul and smooth Philadelphia soul. He incorporated elements of gospel, interjecting his performances with wild moans and wails, but his records were stylish, boasting immaculate productions that rolled along with a tight beat, sexy backing vocals, and lush strings. The distinctive Hi Records sound that the vocalist and producer Willie Mitchell developed made Al Green the most popular and influential soul singer of the early '70s. Greatest Hits epitomizes that trademark sound with 10 of the R&B legends' all-time classics.

    1. Tired Of Being Alone
    2. Call Me (Come Back Home)
    3. I'm Still In Love With You
    4. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
    5. Love And Happiness
    6. Let's Stay Together
    7. I Can't Get Next To You
    8. You Ought To Be With Me
    9. Look What You Done For Me
    10. Let's Get Married
    Al Green
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    Let's Stay Together

    Originally released in 1972, Let's Stay Together features some of Al Green's finest work and it drips with Southern soul and exquisite arrangements from top-notch producer Willie Mitchell. Prior to this release, Green had never had a #1 song. The title track achieved that status and is complemented wonderfully here by the timeless cover of the Bee Gees How Can You Mend a Broken Heart? among others.
    1. Let's Stay Together
    2. La-La for You
    3. So You're Leaving
    4. What Is This Feeling?
    5. Old Time Lovin'
    6. I've Never Found a Girl
    7. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart?
    8. Judy
    9. It Ain't No Fun to Me
    Al Green
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  • I'm Still In Love With You I'm Still In Love With You Quick View

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    I'm Still In Love With You

    Ranked 285/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    By the time I'm Still In Love With You was released in 1972, the Al Green/Willie Mitchell Hi Records team was a well-oiled hit-making machine. With a #1 hit under his belt with Let's Stay Together, I'm Still In Love With You put Green right back at the top of the charts with hits like Look What You Done For Me and Love And Happiness. Green also began exploring country music here with his fine interpretations of Kris Kristofferson's For the Good Times and Roy Orbison's Oh Pretty Woman.

    1. I'm Still In Love With You
    2. I'm Glad You're Mine
    3. Love and Happiness
    4. What A Wonderful Thing Love Is
    5. Simply Beautiful
    6. Oh, Pretty Woman
    7. For The Good Times
    8. Look What You Done For Me
    9. One Of These Good Ole Days
    Al Green
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    Call Me (Speakers Corner)

    What connects celebrity chefs and pop stars is their fine nose for ingredients, especially when hot and spicy ones are mixed with milder elements to create an aromatic result. A combination of 'sweet' and 'funky' is the secret of Al Green's gloriously sentimental and sensual pop songs, which in the sexually free Seventies were often referred to as »songs to make love by«. What swings along gently is, however, Al Green's subtly controlled falsetto, which he can tone right to the threshold of audibility. But watch out! This music belts out some fiery sounds right from the very first number. The sinuous, swinging request in the brilliant hit single Call Me, the relaxed and groovy Stand Up, with its sharp wind interjections which demand one's unerring attention, are typical for Green's style, just as is his almost disturbing capability to gain comfort from loneliness (I'm So Lonesome, I Could Cry). This rhythmically powered music can best be described as light, intensive, dynamic but never flashy (Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun). It finds its earthly culmination in soul (I'm Waiting) and spiritual depth.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon, arranger)

    • Andrew Love (tenor sax)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Mabon Hodges (guitar)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner (piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)

    • The Memphis Strings



    Recording: 1973 at Royal Recording Studios, Memphis, TN, by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Al Green and Willie Mitchell




    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.



    1. Call Me (Come Back Home)
    2. Have You Been Making out O.K.
    3. Stand Up
    4. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    5. Your Love Is Like the Morning Sun
    6. Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
    7. Funny How Time Slips Away
    8. You Ought to Be with Me
    9. Jesus Is Waiting
    Al Green
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    Gets Next To You (Awaiting Repress)

    Born April 13, 1946 in Forest City, AR, Al Green began singing in his family's gospel group. His distinctive vocal talent and extraordinary ability to master pop, R&B, and gospel genres has enabled him to become an international superstar. Not only is he Hi Records' most awarded singer/songwriter, but in a phenomenal career spanning more than thirty years, he's charted six #1 hits and has been inducted into the prestigious Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.


    Originally released in 1971, Al Green Get's Next To You was his first major release and it features a killer selection of raw Memphis soul. The formula for his string of subsequent hits is firmly in place and Al's beautiful voice is swept up wonderfully in the sympathetic production handled here by the great Willie Mitchell.


    It's hard to imagine how anyone could have come up with a better showcase for Al's amazing voice. Proof of this can be heard on the record's great Green originals All Because, I'm A Ram, You Say It and the classic Tired of Being Alone as well as on the covers like Driving Wheel, Can't Get Next To You and Light My Fire.

    1. I Can't Get Next To You
    2. Are You Lonely For Me Baby
    3. God Is Standing By
    4. Tired Of Being Alone
    5. I'm A Ram
    6. Driving Wheel
    7. Light My Fire
    8. You Say It
    9. Right Now, Right Now
    10. All Because
    Al Green
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    The Belle Album (Pink Vinyl)

    Limited Pink Colored Vinyl


    One Time Pressing For Breast Cancer Awareness


    Proceeds Go Towards Gilda's Club NYC


    First Pressing of The Belle Album in 30 Years


    The Belle Album is a studio album by soul musician Al Green. It is his first album recorded without longtime producer Willie Mitchell, owner of Green's former label, Hi Records. This also marks the first instance in which Green plays lead guitar on his records. The Belle Album is one of the last in a string of secular recordings made by Green; he had recently converted to Christianity and had been ordained as a pastor, and thereafter he began creating gospel records exclusively.

    1. Belle
    2. Loving You
    3. Feels Like Summer
    4. Georgia Boy
    5. I Feel Good
    6. All N All
    7. Chariots of Fire
    8. Dream
    Al Green
    $20.99
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  • The Best Of Sade (Awaiting Repress) The Best Of Sade (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Best Of Sade (Awaiting Repress)

    By the time this was released in 1994, something unexpected happened. Sade's early work became classic and the later additions boasted even better vocals and songs that nicely improved on the theme. The timeless sound and class always exhibited makes Sade Adu and her band a no-brainer for an appealing compilation.


    Like Al Green's Greatest Hits, The Best of Sade doesn't detract from the original albums and is a marker of time, not the end of the act. The ice-princess demeanor and detached vocals worked perfectly for the mid-'80s singles and radio samples Smooth Operator and Your Love Is King. The tracks from the make-or-break second album, Promise, seem less dolorous propped up and sequenced for a compilation. The sensual-to-a-fault The Sweetest Taboo and Never As Good As the First Time both retain their strength here. This set also includes tracks from Sade's comeback CD, Love Deluxe, including Kiss of Life and No Ordinary Love.


    As a bonus, The Best of Sade also includes a rare cover of Please Send Me Someone to Love from the Philadelphia soundtrack.

    LP 1
    1. Your Love Is King
    2. Hang On To Your Love
    3. Smooth Operator
    4. Jezebel
    5. The Sweetest Taboo
    6. Is It A Crime
    7. Never As Good As The First Time
    8. Love Is Stronger Than Pride


    LP 2
    1. Paradise
    2. Nothing Can Come Between Us
    3. No Ordinary Love
    4. Like A Tattoo
    5. Kiss Of Life
    6. Please Send Me Someone To Love
    7. Cherish The Day
    8. Pearls

    Sade
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  • Al Green Gets Next To You (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Al Green Gets Next To You (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Al Green Gets Next To You (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    After the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next To You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' I Can't Get Next to You, which turns the original inside out.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Ed Logan (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Al Jackson (drums)



    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. I Can't Get Next To You
    2. Are You Lonely for Me, Baby
    3. God Is Standing By
    4. Tired of Being Alone
    5. I'm a Ram
    6. Driving Wheel
    7. Light My Fire
    8. You Say It
    9. Right Now, Right Now
    10. All Because
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Precious Soul Precious Soul Quick View

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    Precious Soul

    Long Out Of Print Debut Solo Album from One of Hi Records' Most Successful Staff Songwriters!


    Best-known as a staff songwriter under Willie Mitchell at Hi Records and as the husband of Hi star Ann Peebles, Don Bryant was also a fine, underappreciated singer in his own right. Bryant was born in Memphis on April 4, 1942; his father, Edward, sang with a gospel group called the Four Stars of Harmony, and Bryant himself began singing in church at age five. In 1955, he and four brothers formed their own gospel group, the Five Bryant Brothers, which soon switched to doo wop under the name the Quails.


    Not long after, Bryant joined several high school friends in another doo wop group, the Four Canes, who were named after their manager, local DJ D. Cane Cole. When the group split with Cole, Bryant changed their name to the Four Kings, and they caught the attention of trumpeter/bandleader Willie Mitchell, who began performing with them around the Memphis club scene. Through Mitchell, Bryant got his original composition "Is There Someone Else on Your Mind" recorded by the 5 Royales and made his first solo recording in 1964 with a cover of Chris Kenner's "I Like It Like That."


    Over the next five years, Bryant recorded several duets with Marion Brittnam and numerous cover songs, the latter of which constituted his first full-length LP, 1969's Precious Soul (issued on Hi). However, his behind-the-scenes career soon became more lucrative, specifically when Mitchell assigned him to work with new Hi signee Ann Peebles. No longer the label's focal point, Bryant resisted at first, but quickly discovered a creative and personal chemistry with Peebles that blossomed into a relationship in 1972 and marriage two years later.


    In the meantime, Bryant co-wrote a number of Peebles' signature songs, including "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "99 Pounds"; his success led to a staff songwriting position, where he penned material for other Hi stars like Al Green, Syl Johnson, O.V. Wright and Otis Clay.


     

    1. She's Looking Good
    2. (You're A) Wonderful One
    3. Funky Broadway
    4. Can I Change My Mind
    5. Soul Man
    6. Land of 1000 Dances
    7. Slip Away
    8. For Your Precious Love
    9. Expressway To Your Heart
    10. Try Me
    11. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    12. Cry Baby
    Don Bryant
    $16.99
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  • Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Al Green Explores Your Mind (Pure Pleasure) (Awaiting Repress)

    By the time of 1974's Al Green Explores Your Mind, this version of the Memphis sound was the production style for only a handful of artists. Producer Willie Mitchell used a lighter touch for his most famous artist, and it's all but crafted into the Al Green sound. Despite his skills, Green never falls into mannerism here and gives heartfelt and cogent vocals rooted in intelligence and technique. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy), although lyrically slight, has the artist's charisma and Mitchell's pop chops. Take Me to the River, with perfect backing from Hi Rhythm and a horn and string arrangement, finds Green at his most persuasive. The last track, School Days, has Green longing for a school girlfriend and despite the potentially sappy sentiment, it works like a charm. The greatness of Al Green Explores Your Mind comes from a collective effort, including James Mitchell's dreamlike string arrangements and the always skilled backing vocals of Rhodes, Chalmers & Rhodes. But the biggest draw here is Green's phrasing and intimate vocals, making the record an extremely strong effort.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner( piano)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums, percussion)




    Recording: 1974 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee by Willie Mitchell

    Production: Willie Mitchell & Al Green




    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. Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy)
    2. Take Me To The River
    3. God Blessed Our Love
    4. The City
    5. One Nite Stand
    6. I'm Hooked On You
    7. Stay With Me Forever
    8. Hangin' On
    4. School
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Root Down: Live Root Down: Live Quick View

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    Root Down: Live

    Root Down captures the king of the Hammond B3 organ, Jimmy Smith, playing down and dirty R&B. The album
    includes two versions (one previously unissued) of Smith's Root Down, a song covered by the Beastie Boys in
    1994. There is also a hypnotic reading of Al Green's pleading Let's Stay Together, which yet again proves that
    Jimmy Smith is a man with a lot of soul. On 180 gram vinyl.
    1. Sagg Shootin' His Arrow
    2. For Everyone Under The Sun
    3. After Hours
    4. Root Down (And Get It)
    5. Let's Stay Together
    6. Slow Down Sagg
    Jimmy Smith
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  • Indian Ocean Indian Ocean Quick View

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    Indian Ocean

    Best known as the lead singer for well loved alt folk band The Be Good Tanyas, Frazey Ford's new album
    confirms what we have always suspected - that a great unexplored talent for soul music lay just below
    the surface.


    Following up her critically acclaimed solo album Obadiah, Miss Ford returns with the lush, redemptive
    Indian Ocean, fulfilling a lifelong dream of working with the Hi Rhythm Section (made famous for
    backing up Al Green and Ann Peebles) in the historic Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.


    The album's creative cycle spanned over two years, involving two recording trips to Memphis and multiple
    studio sessions with Frazey's Vancouver musicians. The iconic architects of the Al Green instrumental
    sound-Teenie Hodges (guitar), Charles Hodges (organ) and Leroy Hodges (bass) lent their almighty talents
    to help Frazey's songs find their distinctive groove. The end result of all of this collective creative meshing
    is Frazey's folk-soul hybrid record that feels both familiar and innovative simultaneously.


    Indian Ocean was co-produced and mixed by Frazey's longtime creative partner John Raham in Vancouver
    at Afterlife Studios

    1. September Fields
    2. Runnin'
    3. You're Not Free
    4. Done
    5. Three Golden Trees
    6. You Got Religion
    7. Season After Season
    8. Natural Law
    9. Weather Pattern
    10. Indian Ocean
    11. September Fields (Acoustic)
    Frazey Ford
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Green Onions is the debut album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, originally released on Stax Records in October 1962. It reached number 33 on the pop album chart in the month of its release. The title single had been a hit worldwide and was covered by dozens of artists, including the Blues Brothers (featuring guitarist Steve Cropper), the Ventures, Al Kooper, the Shadows, Mongo Santamaría, Roy Buchanan (also featuring Steve Cropper and Jan Hammer), Count Basie and many others.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
    $21.99
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  • On The Loose (Awaiting Repress) On The Loose (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    On The Loose (Awaiting Repress)

    Hi Records producer Willie Mitchell constructed his vaunted house rhythm section around three talented Hodges Brothers during the late-'60s: guitarist Mabon (nicknamed Teenie); bassist Leroy; and organist Charles. With drummer Howard Grimes (and on some of Al Green's sides, MG's trapsman Al Jackson Jr.) rounding out the lineup, this skintight Memphis quartet laid down surging, simmering grooves behind the entire Hi stable during the label's 1970's heyday: Green, Ann Peebles, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, and Mitchell himself, to name but a few. Mitchell had patiently molded the unit since when the Hodges Brothers were just in their teens.


    As the succinctly named Hi Rhythm, they recorded the 1976 LP, On The Loose, and remained a cohesive unit well into the '90s, even providing luxurious backing on Johnson's wonderful 1994 comeback set for Delmark, Back in the Game. Meanwhile, as the Hodges Brothers, they released a 1994 record called Perfect Gentlemen on the tiny Velvet Recording of America logo that also featured a fourth brother Fred on keys and veteran soul singer Percy Wiggins on several tracks. Fat Possum now has the distinction of reissuing the Hi Rhythm's long out-of-print 1976 offering On The Loose here on vinyl once again!

    1. Black Rock
    2. On The Loose
    3. Superstar
    4. Since You've Been Gone
    5. Purple Rain Drops
    6. I Remember Do You
    7. Save All My Lovin'
    8. You Got Me Comin'
    9. Skinny Dippin'
    Hi Rhythm
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  • Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper Quick View

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    Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Includes Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong, Feeling Groovy, Green Onions and Dear Mr. Fantasy


    The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper is a double album recorded at the Fillmore West venue in San Francisco. The album is the follow-up to the studio album Super Session which included both Bloomfield and Kooper in addition to Stephen Stills, and had achieved commercial and critical success earlier in 1968.


    In regards to the performances, recordings and production, in the sleeve notes Kooper describes the difficulties of finding rehearsal space, Bloomfield's insomnia, and the failure of a vocal microphone during Dear Mr Fantasy. The album is an important, if raw, document of a live blues-rock performance of the period and is notable for not only one of the earliest live recordings by Carlos Santana, but also Bloomfield's debut as a vocalist. Whilst he is not historically noted in this role, in Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, according to Kooper, he displays consummate homage to the traditional guitar-voice trade-offs; a lesson in phrasing and understanding.

    LP 1
    1. Opening Speech
    2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)

    3. I Wonder Who
    4. Her Holy Modal Highness

    5. The Weight (Live)

    6. Mary Ann

    7. Together 'til The End Of Time

    8. That's All Right

    9. Green Onions


    LP 2
    1. Opening Speech

    2. Sonny Boy Williamson

    3. No More Lonely Nights

    4. Dear Mr. Fantasy

    5. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong

    6. Finale - Refugee

    Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper
    $39.99
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  • From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    From A Whisper To A Scream (Pure Pleasure)

    One of Esther Phillips finest '70s releases, From A Whisper To A Scream is the first of seven albums the singer recorded for CTI offshoot Kudu. Arranged and conducted by Pee Wee Ellis, the December 1971 session also involved principal players such as bassist Gordon Edwards, drummer Bernard Purdie, percussionist Airto, guitarists Cornell Dupree and Eric Gale, keyboardist Richard Tee, and saxophonists Hank Crawford and David Liebman. Setting the tone for Phillips' Kudu era, Whisper offers a series of spacious, yet fully arranged ballads of burning heartache, along with a handful of relatively funky numbers that do nothing to compromise her talent, dishing out loads of classy grit. It's a definite point of departure from the likes of Esther Phillips Sings and And I Love Him!, her field of contemporaries closer to Al Green and Aretha Franklin than before. She grabs onto Home Is Where The Hatred Is, Gil Scott-Heron's most harrowing rumination on drug dependency -- which, at that point, wasn't even a year old -- as if it were her very own, and it's all the more poignant given its parallels with her own life. (It's meaning was only compounded by her death in 1984.) Though there is absolutely nothing lacking in the album's more energetic moments, it's still the ballads that shine brightest, like the alternately fragile and explosive From A Whisper To A Scream (Allen Toussaint) and a staggering Baby, I'm for Real (Marvin and Anna Gordy, made popular by the Originals) so vulnerable yet commanding that it really should've closed the album.



    Musicians:



    • Esther Phillips (vocal)

    • Pee Wee Ellis (arranger, conductor)

    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)

    • David Liebman (bassoon, flute)

    • Eric Gale (guitar)

    • Gordon Edwards (bass)

    • Airto Moreira (percussion)

    • Bernard Purdie (drums)




    Recording: December 1971 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA

    Production: Creed Taylor



    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. Home Is Where The Hatred Is
    2. From A Whisper To A Scream
    3. To Lay Down Beside You
    4. That's All Right With Me
    5. 'tTll My Back Ain't Got No Bone
    6. Sweet Touch Of Love
    7. Baby, I'm For Real
    8. Your Love Is So Doggone Good
    9. Scarred Knees
    Esther Phillips
    $34.99
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  • The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper Quick View

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    The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

    In the wake of the success of their seminal 1968 Super Session release, blues-steeped guitar hero Mike Bloomfield (Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag) and multi-talented keyboardist/singer Al Kooper (Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears) teamed up again for a historic series of joint performances as San Francisco's legendary Fillmore West, which are documented on The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.


    The resulting live album, culled from three nights' worth of shows and released in 1969, is a powerful testament to the formidable musical chemistry of these two rock legends, whose collaboration began when they played on Bob Dylan's classic Highway 61 Revisited. The Fillmore performances bring out the best in both musicians, who stretch out on assortment of tunes, including the Kooper/Bloomfield original Her Holy Modal Highness, Paul Simon's The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Band's The Weight, Booker T. and the MGs' Green Onions and Albert King's Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, which features a rare Bloomfield vocal. The album also features guest appearances by Elvin Bishop and Carlos Santana.


    Unavailable in its original format for decades, The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper has been meticulously restored to its original double-LP form for this vinyl reissue, using Sundazed's exacting technical and aesthetic standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, and duplicates the album's original gatefold cover art, including legendary artist Norman Rockwell's iconic cover painting of Bloomfield and Kooper.

    1. Opening Speech
    2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
    3. I Wonder Who
    4. Her Holy Modal Highness
    5. The Weight
    6. Mary Ann
    7. Together 'Til the End of Time
    8. That's All Right
    9. Green Onions
    10. Sonny Boy Williamson
    11. No More Lonely Nights
    12. Dear Mr. Fantasy
    13. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
    14. Finale-Refugee
    Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper
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    Memphis (Awaiting Repress)

    Grammy Award-winning rock legend Boz Scaggs showcases both original songs and choice covers in his new album Memphis. Produced by Steve Jordan (John Mayer), Memphis was recorded at Willie Mitchell legendary Royal Studio in Memphis, where the late Mitchell recorded Al Green and other hit music artists. Joining Scaggs on Memphis are Willie Weeks (bass), Ray Parker Jr. (guitars), Spooner Oldham (keyboards), the Memphis Horns, Lester Snell (string arrangements) and Steve Jordan (drums).
    1. Gone Baby Gone
    2. So Good To Be Here
    3. Mixed up, Shook Up Girl
    4. Rainy Night In Georgia
    5. Love On A Two Way Street
    6. Pearl Of The Quarter
    7. Cadillac Walk
    8. Corrina, Corrina
    9. Can I Change My Mind
    10. Dry Spell
    11. You Got Me Cryin'
    12. Sunny Gone
    Boz Scaggs
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    Live At The Jazz CafÉ, London: The Complete Show

    Available on standard weight vinyl for the first time, Live at the Jazz Cafe is a live album by R&B and neo soul
    musician D'Angelo. The original 1998 release of this album only contained 7 tracks, this new release contains the complete show for the first time anywhere. Now included are four unreleased performances - three of them covers of tracks originally by D'Angelo influences Mandrill, Ohio Players and Al Green - plus a longer version of 'Lady'.
    1. Introduction
    2. Fencewalk
    3. Sweet Sticky Thing
    4. Jonz In My Bones
    5. Me And Those Dreamin' Eyes Of Mine
    6. Sh*t Damn, Motherf*cker
    7. Cruisin'
    8. I'm Glad You're Mine

    9. Lady
    10. Can't Hide Love

    11. Brown Sugar
    D'Angelo
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    MEmphis Rock And Soul

    Melissa Etheridge has announced the release of her new album MEmphis Rock and Soul, a tribute to Stax Records and the rich history of classic Southern soul, scheduled for release via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. The album is a collection of deep soul covers associated with the original Stax label, including songs recorded by Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, William Bell and more. The album also features new, original verses written by Melissa on two of the tracks.


    While the original Stax studio is long gone, Etheridge took to another hallowed local spot, Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (home to Al Green, Ann Peebles and others), to channel the classic Memphis sounds found on these soulful standards. MEmphis Rock and Soul was produced by Willie's son Boo Mitchell, and features a backing band comprised of Hodges Brothers and other top Memphis musicians who are legends in their own right. Etheridge even recorded with Al Green's famed RCA 77DX ribbon microphone (No. 9"). MEmphis Rock and Soul also spotlights the empowering role Stax played in the Civil Rights Movement, a fitting theme for Melissa, who has become a pivotal voice of the modern LGBT rights movement.

    1. Memphis Train
    2. Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)
    3. Who's Making Love
    4. Hold On, I'm Coming
    5. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
    6. Any Other Way
    7. I'm A Lover
    8. Rock Me Baby
    9. I Forgot to Be Your Lover
    10. Wait A Minute
    11. Born Under A Bad Sign
    12. I've Got Dreams to Remember
    Melissa Etheridge
    $21.99
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    Dan Dyer Direct-To-Disc Volume 4

    Dan Dyer returns with two more volumes of the most incredible sounding, airy, textured recordings you could possibly find in the year 2011. This guy has original after original after original all killer, killer songs. Four volumes (combining his previous two D2D's with these latest two) feels more like scratching the surface than scraping the bottom of the barrel. Dyer is most definitely prolific.


    And talented...unbelievably talented. His voice conjures thoughts of Al Green, Stevie Wonder or Sly Stone. His songwriting is deeply introspective and serious.


    Dyer, who now lives in Austin, Texas, adds guitar and keyboards to his singing and is joined on these recordings by drums and backing vocals (Michael Hale) along with bass alternating with cello (Mark Williams).


    Previous to his APO direct-to-disc recordings, Dyers released records for Fat Caddy Records and for a Lenny Kravitz-run Warner Bros. imprint called Roxie Records.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Sorry, Baby
    2. Words In My Head
    3. Where I'm Going
    4. Happier Than Ever
    5. Runnin' For Your Life
    6. Anne-Marie
    Dan Dyer
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    Dan Dyer Direct-To-Disc Volume 3

    Dan Dyer returns with two more volumes of the most incredible sounding, airy, textured recordings you could possibly find in the year 2011. This guy has original after original after original all killer, killer songs. Four volumes (combining his previous two D2D's with these latest two) feels more like scratching the surface than scraping the bottom of the barrel. Dyer is most definitely prolific.


    And talented...unbelievably talented. His voice conjures thoughts of Al Green, Stevie Wonder or Sly Stone. His songwriting is deeply introspective and serious.


    Dyer, who now lives in Austin, Texas, adds guitar and keyboards to his singing and is joined on these recordings by drums and backing vocals (Michael Hale) along with bass alternating with cello (Mark Williams).


    Previous to his APO direct-to-disc recordings, Dyers released records for Fat Caddy Records and for a Lenny Kravitz-run Warner Bros. imprint called Roxie Records.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Two Caribou
    2. I Emerged A Man
    3. High Horse
    4. On The Side
    5. World Is Tumbling Down
    Dan Dyer
    $19.99
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    The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 1 (Colored Vinyl)


    Limited Edition Purple Colored Vinyl


    Unforgettable Musical Collaborations Like Tom Petty With Prince And Mick Jagger With Bruce Springsteen


    Original Members Of Cream Take The Stage For The First Time In 25 Years For A Blistering "Sunshine Of Your Love


    Includes performances from legends like Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Cream, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Metallica, Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Tom Petty, Green Day, James Taylor, Al Green, Chuck Berry and more


    Jam-filled performances of chart-busters like "Johnny B. Goode, "Ironman", "Blitzkrieg Bop, "Can't Get No Satisfaction, and a show-stopping performance of "While My Guitar Gently Weeps


    For over a quarter century, rock and roll's biggest stars have gathered annually on one special evening for an exclusive party: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremonies. Honoring music's most influential figures with the most prestigious of awards, it's also an evening where both artists and fans celebrate rock and roll with once-in-a-lifetime performances. For the first time on vinyl, Time Life has pressed a selection of the most memorable moments in the history of the induction ceremony, previously only available in digital and physical formats. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME LIVE: VOLUME 1 is a unique, collectible vinyl album featuring an unforgettable "set list" including the biggest names in rock 'n' roll.

    1. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry With Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1995)
    2. Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out - Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band (1999)
    3. A Change Is Gonna Come - Al Green (1995)
    4. The Train Kept-A-Rollin' - Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page, Ron Wood, Joe Perry, Flea And Metallica (2009)
    5. Iron Man - Metallica (2006)
    6. Woodstock - James Taylor (1997)
    7. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream (1993)
    8. Blitzkrieg Bop - Green Day (2002)
    9. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen And The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Band (1988)
    10. While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne, Steve Winwood, Dhani Harrison And Prince (2004)
    Various Artists
    $25.99
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    Double Seven

    First 750 Numbered Copies Pressed On 180 Gram Orange Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    This classic album from 1973 saw its creator, Lee 'Scratch' Perry exploring synths and starting to develop his Black Ark sound - the enigmatic producer was at the time in the process of building his famous studio and honing his ideas about dub as a musical form.

    The LP opens with the eerie Kentucky Skank, Perry's ode to KFC, complete with frying chicken sounds, spliced between winding tapes, a ghostly trumpet, and futuristic Moog synthesizer, overdubbed at London's Chalk Farm studios.

    U Roy's Double Six and I Roy's High Fashion and Hail Stones illustrate just how strong The Upsetter's deejay material had become, while versions of the Chi-Lites' We Are Neighbours, Sam & Dave's Soul Man and a re-working of Al Green's Love and Happiness (retitled Jungle Lion) all betray the funky soul influence that was increasingly shaping his work.

    The backing tracks illustrate the producer at his best; the audio spectrum is fully differentiated while spatial placement an important component - something it would take years for him to achieve at the Black Ark.

    1. Kentucky Skank
    2. Double Six (U Roy)
    3. Just Enough To Keep Me Hanging On (David Isaacs)
    4. In The Iaah
    5. Jungle Lion
    6. We Are The Neighbours (David Isaacs)
    7. Soul Man
    8. Stick Together (U Roy)
    9. High Fashion (I Roy)
    10. Long Sentence
    11. Hail Stones
    12. Ironside
    13. Cold Weather
    14. Waap You Waa
    Lee Perry and the Upsetters
    $37.99
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