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Born Under A Bad SignBorn Under a Bad Sign is the second studio album by Albert King, originally released in 1967. It is composed of singles released by King recorded between March 3, 1966, and June 9, 1967, with additional studio tracks. Providing accompaniment to Albert King, who sang and played lead guitar, were the Stax in-house recording session band, Booker T. & the MG's, featuring the Memphis Horns.1. Born Under A Bad Sign
2. Crosscut Saw
3. Kansas City
4. Oh, Pretty Woman
5. Down Don't Bother Me
6. The Hunter
7. I Almost Lost My Mind
8. Personal Manager
9. Laundromat Blues
10. As The Years Go Passing By
11. The Very Thought Of You$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I'll Play The Blues For YouThe regal twang and moan of Albert Kings guitar has long been one of the most riveting sounds in urban blues.
If King hadnt developed his way of bending notes into uncannily human cries, shouts and whispers, modern blues guitar would be a different phenomenon. King played his right-handed guitar upside down and backward, using his left hand. But there was nothing backward about the music he made. Literally pulling emotion from the strings, he created resonance and a sustained wail that distinguished him from all other blues guitarists.
In Ill Play The Blues For You, one of the prime albums of Kings Stax period, we hear a thrilling live performance of his classic Ill Be Doggone and a hair-raising Dont Burn Down The Bridge. Throughout, the warm ruggedness of the masters singing complements his guitar.1. I'll Play The Blues For You (Parts I & II)
2. Little Brother (Make A Way)
3. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
4. High Cost Of Loving
5. I'll Be Doggone
6. Answer To The Laundromat Blues
7. Don't Burn Down The Bridge ('Cause You Might Wanna Come Back Across)
8. Angel Of Mercy$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-7931xAlbert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan
In SessionIn Session, recorded in 1983, is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together. Its long-overdue commercial release (the album didn't come out until 1999) stands as a fitting tribute to the genius of two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar.
Anyone who's witnessed a much-anticipated jam session only to be disappointed - with each participant deferring to the other, the end result being that neither ever got out of first gear will welcome this pairing of two giants of blues guitar. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan obviously shared a mutual admiration, but it simply wasn't in either one's makeup to a) be intimidated or b) take a backseat to anyone. Not without kicking up a little dust.
This is such a precious set to any fan of either of these blues giants. In addition to the free-spirited jams, there are priceless episodes of conversation between each song, both men exchanging accolades and King giving the much younger Vaughan (though tragically it was Vaughan who died first) some sage advice. This simply is a must-have.1. Call It Stormy Monday
2. Old Times
3. Pride And Joy
4. Turn It Over
5. Ask Me No Questions
6. Who Is Stevie
7. Blues At Sunrise$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Get EvilAlbert King, the velvet bulldozer, was one third of the 'three kings of guitar' along with B.B and Freddie, although given he was 6'4' and weighed 250lbs he probably amounted to a little more. His stature as a man was reflected in his musicianship and his guitar style influenced the likes of Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Derek Trucks.LP1
1. Let's Have A Natural Ball
2. What Can I Do To Change Your Mind?
3. I Get Evil
4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
5. This Morning (Instrumental)
6. I Walked All Night Long
7. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
8. Travelin' To California
9. I've Made Nights By Myself
10. This Funny Feeling
11. Ooh-ee Baby
12. Dyna Flow (Instrumental)
1. Bad Luck Blues
2. Be On Your Merry Way
3. Why Are You So Mean To Me?
4. Ooh-ee Baby (Single Version)
5. Need You By My Side
6. The Time Has Come
7. Blues At Sunrise
8. Old Blue Ribbon
9. I Get Evil (Single Version)
10. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Born Under A Bad SignRanked 499/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
In 1967, the future of electric blues guitar answered to the name of Albert King. It's not like Albert was a green newcomer to the blues world when he strolled through the doors of Memphis-based Stax Records in 1966. After all, he had his first taste of studio action as a band leader more than a dozen years earlier. But the massively constructed southpaw saved his best for Stax. It's virtually impossible to cite a more important or influential blues album from the latter half of the 1960's than BORN UNDER A BAND SIGN...
This Sundazed vinyl edition features the entire classic album with its gorgeous vintage artwork, two rare single sides added as bonus cuts, original liner notes and new annotation by Bill Dahl.1. Born Under A Bad Sign
2. Crosscut Saw
3. Kansa City
4. Oh, Pretty Woman
5. Down Don't Bother Me
6. The Hunter
8. I Almost Lost My Mind
9. Personal Manager
10. Laundromat Blues
11. As The Years Go Passing By
12. The Very Thought Of You
13. Overall Junction$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Lovejoy1971's Lovejoy was Albert King's most fully realized attempt to bridge the divide between blues and rock. Although recorded a long way from King's home in Lovejoy, Illinois, the singer and guitarist delivered blistering renditions of numbers like the Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Women, Taj Mahal's She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride, and producer Don Nix's Going Back to Iuka. Available on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years!1. Honky Tonk Woman
2. Bay Area Blues
3. Corina Corina
4. She Caught The Katy & Left A Mule To Ride
5. For The Love Of A Woman
6. Lovejoy, Ill.
7. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
8. Going Back To luka
9. Like A Road Leading Home$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live Wire/ Blues PowerWatermelon Man
Blues At Sunrise
Please Love Me
Look Out$21.99Vinyl LP Reissue Buy Now
I Wanna Get FunkyIn the mid-1970s, at a time when R&B-oriented radio stations had all but banished blues records from their playlists, Albert King continued to penetrate the airways with his up-to-date blues sound, and this album is no exception. The wonderfully funky That's What the Blues Are All About reached No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, becoming King's biggest hit of the decade.1. I Wanna Get Funky
2. Playing On Me
3. Walking The Back Streets And Crying
4. 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone
5. Flat Tire
6. I Can't Hear Nothing But The Blues
7. Travelin' Man
8. Crosscut Saw
9. That's What The Blues Is All About$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Royal Sessions200-Gram Audiophile Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!
Paul Rodgers, longtime singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with Bad Company, has partnered with 429 Records and is gearing up for the release
of "The Royal Sessions"-a lovingly crafted collection of classic R&B and soul songs re-imagined by the iconic rock singer recorded at Memphis' Royal
Studios, historic home of Willie Mitchell and Hi Records, with many of the musicians who played on the original tracks.
Truly a lifetime in the making, Rodgers has come full circle with "The Royal Sessions" as he pays homage to the legendary hits he collected on 45s
released on Stax/Volt, Goldwax and Hi Records-recordings by Otis Redding, Albert King and Ann Peebles which made such an indelible impression on
the young Rodgers inspiring him to pursue a career as a singer. Produced by Perry Margouleff, "The Royal Sessions" is an extraordinary recording which
captures the music in its pure form-live band and vocal takes as performed together at Royal Studios by Rodgers and an all-star roster of legendary musicians.
About the record, Michael Fremer says, Sonically, what do you think results from live in the hallowed studio basic tracks and vocals recorded all analog, mixed to analog tape and cut from analog tape? It's spectacular! Play this record and then the CD for your friends who think CD is transparent to the source. Let them compare the drum sound, the cymbal crashes, the space and the image three dimensionality. Let them consider Rodgers in the room and then on CD not quite in the room. A musical triumph and a sonic in the studio spectacular.
- Michael Fremer (Analog Planet)
Click here to read the full review: Review By Michael Fremer1. I Thank You
2. Down Don't Bother Me
3. I Can't Stand The Rain
4. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
5. That's How Strong My Love Is
6. Walk On By
7. Any Ole Way
8. It's Growing
9. I've Got Dreams To Remember$29.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Christmas In SoulsvilleA collection of soulful holiday tunes. This festive compilation includes yuletide songs from the likes of Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Booker T & The MGs, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and many others.1. Merry Christmas, Baby [take 1] - Otis Redding
2. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas - The Staple Singers
3. Winter Wonderland [take 2] - Booker T & The MG's
4. The Mistletoe And Me (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
5. Black Christmas - The Emotions
6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Albert King
7. White Christmas - Rance Allen Group
8. I'll Be Your Santa Baby - Rufus Thomas
9. Please Come Home For Christmas - Little Johnny Taylor
10. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions
11. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Mack Rice
12. Winter Snow (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
13. It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees
14. Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Albert King
15. That Makes Christmas Day - Rufus Thomas$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
How I GoRecorded in Sausalito, Californias Studio D, and produced by both Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his longtime collaborator and producer Jerry Harrison (Trouble Is, Live On,10 Days Out, Blues From The Backroads, Live! In Chicago), How I Go signals the bands welcome return to the studio. With the help of co-writers Mark Selby and Tia Sellers (Blue on Black), as well as Zac Maloy and Danny Tate, the new album offers a bounty of new material as well as covers from Albert King, Bessie Smith and The Beatles.
Kenny and his band, which features Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, and Riley Osbourn along with special guest Tommy Shannon, have delivered a refreshing and inspiring take on guitar-driven rock n roll. How I Go offers a blues infused collection of music and more. Shepherd explains, We poured our hearts and souls into the recording of How I Go. My goal was to give longtime fans exactly what they want to hear on one of my records, while providing new fans an opportunity to experience my brand of blues based rock. Im certain music lovers will clearly hear our musical roots while experiencing the growth and emotion that this record represents.1. Never Lookin' Back
2. Come On Over
3. Yer Blues
4. Show Me the Way Back Home
6. Oh, Pretty Woman
7. Anywhere the Wind Blows
8. Dark Side of Love
9. Heat of the Sun
10. The Wire
11. Who's Gonna Catch You Now
12. Back Water Blues
13. Strut$18.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Big BluesSourced from the Original King Mono Master Tapes
Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)
Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!1. Let's Have a Natural Ball
2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
3. I Get Evil
4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
5. This Morning
6. I Walked All Night Long
7. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
8. Travelin' to California
9. I've Made Nights By Myself
10. This Funny Feeling
11. Ooh-Ee Baby
12. Dyna Flow$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live At Carnegie Hall
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Featuring Dr. John & Jimmie Vaughan
Available On Vinyl For The First Time!
Live at Carnegie Hall is a live Texas blues album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released in 1997. The concert was recorded at New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 4, 1984, a day after Vaughan's thirtieth birthday (leading to Vaughan's description of the show as My best birthday ever ... forever).
Special guests included drummer George Rains, Dr. John on keyboards, the Roomful of Blues horn section, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar, and vocalist Angela Strehli. This was the first and only time in the band's history that the trio was expanded.
The set list was in large part Vaughan's personal, private, tribute to his role models; he played tunes by Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, and Albert King, all musicians who never got to perform in the legendary concert hall. The album charted on the Billboard 200, and was the #1 Blues album for eight weeks.LP 1
1. Intro - Ken Dashow / John Hammond
2. Scuttle Buttin'
4. Love Struck Baby
5. Honey Bee
6. Cold Shot
7. Letter To My Girlfriend
8. Dirty Pool
1. Pride And Joy
2. The Things That I Used To Do
4. Iced Over
6. Rude Mood$43.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Money And CigarettesMoney and Cigarettes marked several important turning points in Eric Clapton's recording career: his debut release on his own Duck imprint; the first album he made after giving up drinking; and new players (with the exception of second guitarist Albert Lee) including Stax Records veteran bassist Donald Duck Dunn and Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Hawkins, also bringing in guest guitarist Ry Cooder.
His new songs reflected on his changed condition, with Ain't Going Down, a thinly veiled musical rewrite of the Jimi Hendrix arrangement of All Along the Watchtower, serving as a statement of purpose that declared, I've still got something left to say. Other notable hits include The Shape You're In, the acoustic ballad Pretty Girl and covers of Sleepy John Estes' Everybody Oughta Make a Change (significantly placed as the album's leadoff track), Albert King's Crosscut Saw, and Johnny Otis' Crazy Country Hop.1. Everybody Oughta Make A Change
2. The Shape You're In
3. Ain't Going Down
4. I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
5. Man Overboard
6. Pretty Girl
7. Man In Love
8. Crosscut Saw
9. Slow Down Linda$22.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
King StringsJohn Lee Hooker, Albert King, Johnny "Guitar" Watson And More On 180 Gram Vinyl Pressed At R.T.I.
Selected from the crown jewels of the rich King-Federal-DeLuxe discography, King Strings features rocking, socking guitar instrumentals from the Cincinnati-based family of labels cut between 1949 and 1962, programmed for power! Fashioned as a vintage King LP from the era and containing a killer line-up of the biggest talents the stable of labels offered, this is the historic various artists collection that should have been issued circa 1962. King was central to the underlying creative flow in R&B during the era, and the recordings here show the depth of style and synergy that the label routinely captured on vinyl. From the proto-funk groove of Hooker's "Stomp Boogie" (under the pseudonym Texas Slim) to two cuts of Baker magic captured in Paris over a decade later, and including key cuts from Freddy King, Albert King, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and many others in between, you'll individually hear a variety of instruments, tones and techniques, but together the clear, common artistry of the players' sovereign ability, sequenced like a long, climactic solo-this is the sound of some of the most heralded talent of the guitar generation! Includes a rich, detailed insert with rare photos and extensive liner notes by Colin Escott. Join six-string soul royalty for a showcase from the company that called itself The King of Them All!1. Let's Rock - Johnny Otis with Johnny "Guitar" Watson
2. San-Ho-Zay - Freddy King
3. Louisiana Hop - Pete "Guitar" Lewis
4. Steam Roller - Mickey Baker
5. Dyna-Flow - Albert King
6. Honky Tonk (Part 1) - Bill Doggett
7. Stomp Boogie - Texas Slim (John Lee Hooker)
8. After Hours - Jimmy Nolen
9. This Morning - Albert King
10. Do What You Do - Mickey Baker
11. Floyd's Guitar Blues - Bill Doggett
12. Strollin' with Nolen - Jimmy Nolen
13. Space Guitar - Young John Watson
14. Hide Away - Freddy King
15. Gainesville - Roy Gaines
16. The Big Push - Cal Green & His Orchestra$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure)
Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo, which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the -- if not the -- definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad Don't Smoke in Bed. The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features Good King Wenceslas as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written. It is followed immediately by the funky swing in Love Me or Leave Me with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bach meets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons.
It's also interesting to note that while this was her first recording, the record's grooves evidence an artist who arrives fully formed; many of the traits Simone displayed throughout her career as not only a vocalist and pianist but as an arranger are put on first notice here. My Baby Just Cares for Me has a stride shuffle that is extrapolated on in the piano break. Her instrumental and improvising skills are put to good use on Tadd Dameron's Good Bait, which is transformed into something classical from its original bebop intent. You'll Never Walk Alone feels more like some regal gospel song than the Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune it was. Of course, one of Simone's signature tunes was her version of I Loves You, Porgy, which appears here for the first time and was released as a single. Her own Central Park Blues is one of the finest jazz tunes here.
- Nina Simone (piano, vocal)
- Jimmy Bond (bass)
- Albert "Tootie" Heath (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.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Mood Indigo
2. Don't Smoke In Bed
3. He Needs Me
4. Little Girl Blue
5. Love Me Or Leave Me
6. My baby Just Cares For Me
7. Good Bait
8. Plain Gold Ring
9. You'll Never Walk Alone
10. I Loves You Porgy
11. Central Park Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-CON-5293xKenny Wayne Shepherd
Goin' HomeIn a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently
in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. Now, the five-time GRAMMY® nominee delivers one of his
most personal projects to date with Goin' Home, his eighth album and his first to be recorded in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Recorded in a
mere 11 days, Goin' Home finds Shepherd revisiting a dozen of the vintage blues classics that first ignited his love of the blues and inspired him to play
guitar. The artist's sharp interpretive skills and sublime guitar work shine on his renditions of tunes originally popularized by such blues icons as B.B. King,
Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Johnny Guitar Watson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.1. Palace of the King
2. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
3. I Love the Life I Live
4. The House Is a Rockin' v
5. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
6. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
7. You Can't Judge A Book by the Cover
8. Boogie Man
9. Looking Back
10. Cut You Loose
11. Born Under a Bad Sign
12. Still a Fool$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Black To BluesIn April 2016, Black Stone Cherry released Kentucky, to great critical and commercial success. Kentucky reached new chart peaks for the band worldwide and was followed by massive touring through the United States, Europe, and Australia. In the midst of this all, the band found the time and dedication to record Black to Blues. On this EP, the quartet of Chris Robertson (vocals, guitar), Ben Wells (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Lawhon (bass, vocals) and John Fred Young (drums, harmonica, vocals) channel their blues music roots. The EP features six blues-classics originally written and/or performed by legendary musicians like Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Booker T. Jones, Albert King and Freddy King. On Black to Blues, these traditional songs get wildly Black Stone Cherry-fied, while also paying homage to the original on the other hand.1. Built For Comfort
2. Champagne & Reefer
3. Palace Of The King
4. Hoochie Coochie Man
5. Born Under A Bad Sign
6. I Want To Be Loved$15.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl EP - Sealed Buy Now
Family StyleFamily Style is a fantastic Blues Rock album by the Vaughan Brothers, released in 1990. The album features the brethren guitarists and vocalists, Jimmie and Stevie Ray Vaughan, in their only studio collaboration.
In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with Thanks Mama V. for letting us play.
With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on White Boots and Good Texan, and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustainy twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.1. Hard To Be
2. White Boots
4. Good Texan
5. Hillbillies From Outerspace
6. Long Way From Home
7. Tick Tock
8. Telephone Song
9. Baboom/Mama Said
10. Brothers$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blues and BeyondHoused in an awesome double gatefold "AxeWax" vinyl, Blues And Beyond features a number of Gary Moore's blues studio recordings, most of which have never appeared on vinyl.
Best known for his evocative solo hits, "Parisienne Walkways" and
"Still Got the Blues" (live versions feature in this set), and his on/
off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore's solo career comprises
over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock
hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty
flash of metal and reverted to his heart music-the blues-where
ironically he scored his biggest commercial success through his
1990s and 2000s blues albums.
As well as running his own bands, during a successful solo career,
Gary mixed with the best that rock and blues could offer, playing
live and on record with George Harrison, Jack Bruce, Ginger Baker,
Greg Lake, BB King, Albert King, Albert Collins and many others.
Gary was also the guitarist many looked up to, not just for the
terrifying speed of his fretwork, but for the passion, fire and
honesty in his playing.1. Enough Of The Blues
2. Tell Me Woman
3. Stormy Monday
4. That's Why I Play The Blues
5. Power Of The Blues
6. Ball And Chain
7. Looking Back
9. Cold Black Night
10. There's A Hole
11. Getaway Blues
12. We Want Love
13. Memory Pain
14. The Prophet
15. You Upset Me Baby
16. Bring My Baby Back
17. I Can't Quit You Baby
18. World Of Confusion
19. Picture Of The Moon
20. Can't Find My Baby
21. Drowning In Tears
23. My Baby (She's So Good To Me)
24. Ain't Got You
25. Just Can't Let You Go
26. How Many Lies
27. Torn Inside
28. Parisienne Walkways (Live)$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Talk To Your DaughterOn his 1988 solo effort Talk To Your Daughter, singer/guitarist Robben Ford proves himself a master of sophisticated Blues-Rock guitar playing. The material is quite strong, and all the musicians perform at the highest level, but it's Ford's stellar soloing that makes this release. Fans of flailing '80s Rock virtuosos would do well to check out Ford's exceptional work on Talk To Your Daughter. The musician's colorful yet controlled improvising and harmonic mastery is a rare and beautiful sonic treat.
The title track is dripping with soulful, well-placed guitar lines that play like a master lesson of up-tempo blues phrasing that guitarists would do well to study. Other standouts include Albert King's Born Under a Bad Sign (which was used in Clint Eastwood's feature film Pink Cadillac) and Ain't Got Nothin' But the Blues.
The fine arrangements and especially Vinnie Colaiuta's sharp drumming are all tightly wound with crisp, clear production that tops off the title track making it a shining success. The album also features Toto's Jeff Porcaro on drums on I Got Over It. Listeners fond of Ford's work with the Yellowjackets and numerous side gigs, as well as guitarists and all musicians, should enjoy this very professional, succinctly executed offering. First rate!1. Talk To Your Daughter
2. Wild About You (Can't Hold Out Much Longer)
3. Help The Poor
4. Ain't Got Nothin' But The Blues
5. Born Under A Bad Sign
6. I Got Over It
9. Can't Let Her Go$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Family Style (200 Gram Vinyl)200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
All-Analog Mastering By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Tapes
Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing
Stevie Ray had made music beyond the powers of most musicians but for this 1990 studio collaboration he returned to the things he loved: upbeat music and working with the brother he idolized his whole life. In his early years, Stevie Ray Vaughan often remarked that he would like to do an album with his brother. He fulfilled that wish in his very last studio performance, which was released nearly a month after his death. The liner notes end with "Thanks Mama V. for letting us play." With slick production from Nile Rodgers and employing neither guitarist's band (Double Trouble nor the Fabulous Thunderbirds), this is bluesy, but far from purist. Jimmie makes his vocal debut on "White Boots" and "Good Texan" and the brothers blur the lines between their expected guitar styles - Stevie sometimes going for a less sustained twang, Jimmie moving into Albert King territory.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Hard To Be
2. White Boots
4. Good Texan
5. Hillbillies from Outerspace
6. Long Way from Home
7. Tick Tock
8. Telephone Song
9. Baboom / Mama Said
10. Brothers$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ACSO-APO-2003xJimmy D. Lane
Long Gone (Discontinued)Analogue Productions is proud to present Long Gone, the debut album by the sensational new rock/ blues, guitarist/ singer-songwriter Jimmy D. Lane. While the listener will hear echoes of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in Jimmy's playing, he is his own man, a fact recognized recently by Eric Clapton when, after playing together with Jimmy on a forthcoming tribute album to Jimmy's father, Jimmy Rogers, Clapton proclaimed Jimmy Lane an incredible guitarist. Indeed, the strongest influence on Jimmy's musical development has been his father.
Long Gone features Jimmy Lane with bassist Freddie Crawford (also a veteran member of Jimmy Rogers band and Jimmy Lane's regular group) and legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who has performed and/or recorded with everyone from John Lennon and Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. Jimmy Lane's repertoire on Long Gone is made up of his own originals and covers by blues and rock greats including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Albert King.
If anyone comes by the blues honestly, it's Jimmy D. Lane... his guitar playing is powerful and inspirational; you may find yourself playing air guitar for the first time in years... Lane gives us an electric guitar extravaganza of a type that was abundant 25-30 years ago but is nowadays rare.
-- Larry Kay, FI Magazine
Long Gone should move Jimmy D. Lane directly to the front ranks of those who will take the blues into the next century.
-- Jim DeKoster, Living Blues1. Hear My Train A Comin'
2. Obsession Babies
3. Long Gone
4. I Shall Be Released
5. Shake, Shiver, Ache
6. Rollin' Stone
8. Boom Boom
9. White Tears
10. Oh What A Feelin'
12. I'm In Love
13. Tears Without A Shoulder$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stompin' GroundOver the course of his career, Tommy Castro has always been inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Tommy's home turf-his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counterculture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes-the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy's own sound was born.
Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop and Taj Mahal toured through the area, and Tommy was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ's, where he often jammed, honing his chops and dreaming of one day busting out. Tommy Castro has long since gone from that local bar to stages around the world, but his San Jose DNA still infuses his music to this day. You can hear it in every note of Stompin' Ground.
-Marc Lipkin1. Nonchalant
2. Blues All Around Me
3. Fear Is The Enemy
4. My Old Neighborhood
5. Enough Is Enough
7. Rock Bottom
8. Soul Shake
9. Further On Down The Raod
10. Them Changes
11. Sticks And Stones
12. Live Every Day$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now