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American RecordingsIn 1994 Cash stunned the music world with this commanding collection of 13 solo acoustic performances that roll from gospel to cowboy to sarcastic folk.
Minimalism had long been Cash's meal ticket, but this time around, producer Rick Rubin stripped it all away, recording the bulk of the record in Cash's
cabin or his own living room (two cuts were captured live at the Viper Room in front of an emphatic audience). Cash offers five typically direct and vivid
originals, but he also seizes control of songs by Kris Kristofferson, Nick Lowe, Leonard Cohen, Tom Waits, and Loudon Wainwright. Forty years after Hey
Porter, Cash delivers a pure, naked, and incredibly moving record that, dare we say, rivals the impact of his greatest achievements. --Marc Greilsamer
Johnny Cash had already recorded some of the most important Country albums in the history of the genre, yet, although he was still making quality music
throughout the '80s, record sales and label support were the lowest he'd ever experienced in his entire career. By the early '90s, he was without a label for
the first time in four decades. Longtime fan, label owner and producer Rick Rubin stepped in, asked Johnny to return to his roots and together, they recreated
the legend of the Man In Black. Features Cash performing his own compositions as well as songs from Loudon Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Nick
Lowe, Tom Waits and Glenn Danzig. American Recordings earned Johnny a 1995 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Folk Album. A stunning return
to form.1. Delia's Gone
2. Let The Train Blow The Whistle
3. The Beast In Me
4. Drive On
5. Why Me Lord
7. Oh, Bury Me Not
8. Introduction: A Cowboy's Prayer
9. Bird On A Wire
10. Tennessee Stud
11. Down There By The Train
13. Like A Soldier
14. The Man Who Couldn't Cry$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American RailroadIn March 2016, singers Billy Bragg and Joe Henry, guitars in hand, boarded a Los Angeles bound train at Chicago's Union Station with the hope of reconnecting with the culture of American railroad travel and the songs it inspired. Winding along 2,728 miles of track, the pair recorded songs while the train paused to pick up passengers. In waiting rooms and at the track side in St. Louis, Fort Worth, San Antonio, Alpine, El Paso and Tucson, they set up their recording equipment, performing classic railroad songs while keeping one eye on the train, bounding back aboard just before pulling out for the next town. After four days crossing the country, they pulled into Los Angeles at 4:30am, recording their final song in Union Station at dawn, just as the first birds began to sing.
The resulting album Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad takes listeners along on that journey and will be released September 23 on Cooking Vinyl Records. The album features the perfectly matched voices of Bragg & Henry and captures the varied atmospheres and environments in which they recorded-from the close proximity of soft furnished sleeping cars to cathedral-like ambience of waiting halls built to hold thousands of passengers. Containing thirteen songs originally recorded by legendary singers such as Lead Belly, Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers and more, the album reveals an often forgotten but integral part of America's musical heritage.1. Rock Island Line - Traditional (Recorded by Lead Belly, Lonnie Donegan)
2. The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore - Jean Ritchie
3. The Midnight Special - Traditional (Lead Belly)
4. Railroad Bill - Traditional (Riley Puckett)
5. Lonesome Whistle - Hank Williams
6. KC Moan - Traditional (The Memphis Jug Band)
7. Waiting For A Train - Jimmie Rodgers
8. In The Pines - Traditional (Lead Belly, The Louvin Brothers)
9. Gentle On My Mind - John Hartford (Glenn Campbell, Aretha Franklin)
10. Hobo's Lullaby - Goebel Reeves (Woody Guthrie)
11. Railroading On The Great Divide - Sara Carter (The Carter Family)
12. John Henry - Traditional (Doc Watson)
13. Early Morning Rain - Gordon Lightfoot$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hamburg Recordings 1967The Monks - a strange, rare group with a story that sounds like a drunk friend's generous
hyperbole. A group of American G.I.s stationed in Germany on the precipice of Western
cultural revolution starts playing music loosely connected to the rock n' roll craze,
contrastingly incorporating a critical and often offensive avant-garde edge. Nothing
was off limits - screeching vocals, dark aesthetics, staccato-strummed banjo, sardonic
lyricism, critiques of the Vietnam War and full monk costuming down to the tonsure.
When viewed on the whole, it seems like an art school student's senior thesis on what
the craze means and its future possibilities. Due in large part to original Polydor vinyl
collectability and years in the word-of-mouth hype machine, their legend and cult status
has steadily blossomed since their last shows in 1967.
Fast forward to 2017, the crew at Third Man, already huge fans, are presented with an
honest-to-God treasure trove of original Monks photos, newspaper clippings, business
cards, letterhead, contracts, postcards and, yes, analog tapes, containing trailblazing,
wild compositions completely unheard by public ears.
"I'm Watching You" would have been recorded on February 28th, 1967 at the same
sessions that would produce the Monks' final single "Love Can Tame the Wild" b/w "He
Went Down to the Sea." The remaining four songs were recorded after hours in the Top
Ten Club later that year, just prior to the break-up of the band.
These songs have been unreleased for 50 years and are quite possibly the last music left
to be heard by this legendary band.1. I'm Watching You
3. P.O. Box 3291
4. I Need U Shatzi
5. Yellow Grass$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In Paris: The ORTF RecordingsLimited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl Pressing Of 2,000
Gatefold LP Includes Booklet With Essays, Unpublished Photos, Collector Postcards
Mastered By The Legendary Engineer Bernie Grundman
Resonance Records, in partnership with the National Audiovisual Institute (INA) of France, is pleased to announce the release of Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings. Presenting groundbreaking performances by jazz organist and pianist, Larry Young, these studio and live recordings from 1964 and 1965 made for French Radio and never before issued on record will be released in a limited edition 2-LP set.
Producer Zev Feldman notes, It's particularly exciting because none of this music has ever been heard before except on its initial broadcast in France five decades ago. I think that's something to celebrate and a call for us all - as we often do with the archival recordings we at Resonance Records uncover - to revisit and discuss this legendary artist's legacy.
Musicians featured on these recordings include trumpet legend Woody Shaw, tenor saxophonist and bandleader Nathan Davis and drummer Billy Brooks. An international cast of supporting players: French pianist Jack DiÉval tenor saxophonist Jean-Claude Fohrenbach and bassist Jacques B. Hess; Italian drummer Franco Manzecchi, Jamaican trumpet player Sonny Grey and Guadaloupean percussionist Jacky Bamboo round out the personnel. This album marks the first new release of Larry Young music in thirty-eight years.
This project came about in 2012 when Resonance Records producer Zev Feldman traveled to France to explore the ORTF (Office of French Radio and Television) archives (the media vaults overseen by the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA) in the hope of finding undiscovered treasures, which he suspected he might find there. Feldman asked INA executives about specific artists and was stunned to learn that the vaults contained recordings documenting some of the greatest American jazz musicians who lived in - or visited - Paris in the 1960's, including Larry Young. Resonance Records presents in this album tapes that had been sitting idly in the vaults for nearly 50 years, scrupulously maintained by INA. Resonance will also be releasing other future projects from the INA vaults. More details to come soon. Producer Feldman states, It's been a thrill of the lifetime working with Christiane Lemire, Laure Audinot and Pascal Rozat at INA France to find this great music and shepherd this release. No question about it, this project represents jazz through diplomacy and the greater good of a mission. These recordings showcase American artists who found their home and voice in Europe at a time when the American landscape wasn't always as supportive. Feldman continues, When we started to explore the vaults of ORTF and search for recordings to release, we had a wish list of various artists we were on the hunt for, but Larry was the one artist whom I personally felt we needed to look extra hard for. I couldn't be more thrilled with what we found and which we are now releasing. I hope we'll all revisit this genius's legacy and appreciate why he mattered so much.
While in France, Larry Young recorded at the ORTF Studios in Paris (now Maison de Radio France) as a sideman with the Nathan Davis Quartet, the Jazz aux Champs-ÉlysÉes All-Stars and with his own piano trio which included bassist Jacques B. Hess drummer and Franco Manzecchi. Larry Young In Paris/The ORTF Recordings includes selections from the original tapes, which were recorded specifically to be broadcast on French Radio. As noted, the only time these recordings have been shared with the public were on their original broadcasts on two iconic monthly French radio programs: Musique aux Champs-ÉlysÉes, hosted by French musician and producer Jack DiÉval; and Jazz sur scène, hosted by producer and jazz scholar AndrÉ Francis. Shortly after these recordings were made, Larry Young returned to New York to record the classic album Unity, his second album for Blue Note.
Larry Young died at the tragically young age of 38 in 1978. Larry Young In Paris: The ORTF Recordings is a tribute to his memory and endorsed by the estate of Larry Young. Produced by Zev Feldman with Executive Producers George Klabin and Michael Cuscuna. Sound Restoration by Fran Gala and George Klabin. Mastering by Fran Gala at Resonance Records Studios.LP 1
1. Trane of Thought
2. Talkin' About J.C.
3. Mean to Me
4. La Valse Grise
1. Luny Tune
2. Beyond All Limits
3. Black Nile
5. Larry's Blues$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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American Beauty/American PsychoAmerican Beauty/American Psycho will be released on Island Records & DCD2 Records. It is the follow-up album to the band's gold-certified fifth studio album Save Rock and Roll, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries upon its April 2012 release.
Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums) has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications. They have performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America s Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more.1. Irresistible
2. American Beauty/American Psycho
4. The Kids Aren't Alright
5. Uma Thurman
6. Jet Pack Blues
8. Fourth of July
9. Favorite Record
11. Twin Skeleton's (Hotel in NYC)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American SpringPittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey &
musical statements they've been driven to make. That ethos remains intact with American Spring, their Spinefarm Records debut. American Spring packaging includes essays, personal liner notes, & further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world.
The American Spring is now!1. Fabled World
2. The Great Divide
3. Brandenburg Gate
4. Sky Is Falling
5. Walk Away
6. Song For Your Enemy
7. Set Yourself On Fire
8. All of The Poison, All of The Pain
9. Break Something
10. Without End
12. To Hell With Boredom
13. Low Expectations
14. The Debate Is Over (If You Want It)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American PieAmerican Pie is the second studio album by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean, originally released in 1971. The folk/rock album reached number one on the Billboard 200, containing the chart-topping singles American Pie and Vincent. Recorded in May and June 1971 at The Record Plant in New York City, the original 1971 LP is dedicated to Buddy Holly. The album was released to much acclaim, later being included in the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.1. American Pie
2. Till Tomorrow
6. Empty Chairs
7. Everybody Loves Me, Baby
8. Sister Fatima
9. The Grave
10. Babylon$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American WrestlersScotland-via-Missouri's American Wrestlers is announcing his self-titled debut full-length, set for release in the U.S. via Fat Possum. The latest single from the new album Kelly. The song's jittery opening and shimmering charm are the perfect taster of American Wrestlers' stripped back and timeless approach to songwriting. Armed with little more than a TASCAM 8-track and the cheapest instruments to hand, the upcoming self-titled debut took shape in remote and rural America, and that comforting step away from the hustle and bustle is felt throughout "Kelly."
Now based in Missouri, the Scotsman's journey is something of wonderment. Born and raised in Glasgow, he then found his way to Manchester, UK, where he recorded some demos under a different name and posted the songs online. It was then, and as a result of his songs, that his now-wife first got in touch. After becoming enraptured with one another, he moved across the Atlantic to get married. The move to Missouri saw American Wrestlers take form, recording in a tiny, remote house, on a Tascam 8-track and the cheapest pawnshop instruments he could afford. The music of American Wrestlers is familiar. It recalls first love, twilight as the day turns to night, and the feeling of discovery that was, at one point, so precious to us; that moment when we are first shockd and beguiled by a melody that strikes us so acutely that our stomachs jump for joy into our chests.1. There's No One Crying Over Me
3. Wild Yonder
4. I Can Do No Wrong
5. The Rest Of You
8. Left$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American FallAnti-Flag's new studio album, American Fall, follows 2015's well-received American Spring. With Good Charlotte's Benji Madden on board as co-producer, the band has intensified their signature anthemic style with bigger melodies, tighter songcraft, and thicker guitars. American Fall is bold - both musically and politically - and Anti-Flag's time is now.
American Fall is set for release via Spinefarm Records and as expected, it addresses issues facing America today like only Anti-Flag can:
"The politics of distraction influences people to lose focus on what makes a positive impact on their lives and the world," the band said about the new album. "It encourages people to make choices that are not in their best interest and reduces society's ability to make progressive change.
"The American Fall is our rejection of this harmful distraction. At this crucial moment in history, we must focus on pushing past the status quo to create a better and more just world. We reject the proliferation of exploitation, racism, bigotry, and socioeconomic injustice that dominate the policies of Donald Trump, just as we renounce the neoliberal status quo that came before him."1. American Attraction
2. The Criminals
3. When The Wall Falls
4. Trouble Follows Me
5. Finish What We Started
7. Digital Blackout
8. I Came. I Saw. I Believed.
10. Throw It Away
11. Casualty$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American CaesarAmerican Caesar was originally released in 1993, a couple of years after the all star comeback album Brick By Brick, the double album found Iggy returning to the studio for the follow up with his muscular, tight touring band and they made what is arguably his best solo record since New Values in the 1970s. The dark, loud and subtly atmospheric record was recorded in New Orleans with Producer Malcolm Burn. American Caesar finds Iggy exploring the dark heart of America in songs that range from all out hard rock such as Wild America and Sickness to calmer numbers like Jealousy and Mixin' The Colors. Iggy also puts his stamp on the rock classic Louie Louie and makes it his own with some lyrical updating. He ends the record with the funny and brutal spoken word Caesar in which Iggy plays a U.S. version of the ancient leaders of the Roman Empire. This is most definitely an Iggy Pop record and a hidden gem in his catalog. Includes a previously unavailable insert with an image of Iggy on one side and the lyrics on the other.LP1
2. Wild America
3. Mixin' The Colors
6. It's Our Love
7. Plastic & Concrete
8. F___in' Alone
9. Highway Song
10. Beside You
2. Boogie Boy
3. Perforation Problems
4. Social Life
5. Louie Louie
6. Caesar$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American BeautyThe Most American Folk-Rock Ever Made: Indelible Harmonies, Spare Playing, and Gorgeous Textures Surround Masterfully Crafted Songs
Close Your Eyes As the Dead Serenade You in Your Room: MoFi Edition of American Beauty Epitomizes Realistic Space, Vocals, Instrumentation, and Ambience
Ranked #261 on Rolling Stone's List of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: Includes "Truckin'," "Sugar Magnolia," "Friend of the Devil," "Ripple"
American Beauty is the most perfectly realized, superbly played, and openly natural folk-rock record ever released. They don't make albums like this anymore, but thankfully, Mobile Fidelity's extraordinary 180g 45RPM 2LP set allows you to experience this 1970 masterpiece with unrivaled intimacy, realism, detail, and perspective. The Dead might as well be sitting on a Persian carpet right in your living room.
The pinnacle of the Dead's studio output, American Beauty lives up to its name-as well as that of the "American Reality" ambigram on the iconic cover. Airy vocal harmonies blow like fresh breezes. Strummed acoustic guitars amicably intermingle with plaintive percussive beats. Warmth, relaxation, and poignancy envelop the performances and create sensations of bliss, peace, and honesty. Songs flower with majestic melodies and emotionally direct lyrics. It's a rare album that invites and makes you feel, restores one's faith, and renews one's appreciation for all life offers.
Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, this deluxe analog set possesses seemingly limitless dynamics, reference-grade presence, and expansive soundstages. The seamless, effortless integration of the group's vocals has always been a high point of American Beauty, and when you hear it here, you'll want every record you own to sound half as good. Every member's distinctive singing resounds with tube-like clarity; the intended expressionism is as plain as day. Instruments, too, resonate in glorious Technicolor. The supple tension of Phil Lesh's bass lines, charismatic timbres of Jerry Garcia's pedal-steel fills, and interwoven dialogue between the pianos and percussion are rendered with lifelike scale and tone.
Made just months after its companion release, Workingman's Dead, the San Francisco legends' second 1970 masterpiece furthers the former work's close-knit relationship between country and folk while adding extra rock and bluegrass currents. Understated amplified passages, graceful melodies, layered singing, and old-time string flavors-including mandolin work from masterful guest David Grisman-bestow the material with easygoing, comfortable vibes. Again taking advantage of the best songwriting of Robert Hunter's career, the Dead turns in its most collective studio performance, with every individual contributing equally and focusing on nothing but the songs at hand.
Indeed, Garcia doesn't even indulge in a single guitar solo on the record. A majority of fare lacks any significant instrumental breaks. The Dead recorded the foundations (drums, bass, acoustic guitars) of nearly every track live, which helps explain why American Beauty sounds so powerfully rich and clear. Coupled with the band's personal reflections of the circumstances surrounding them-Bob Weir's parents had died, Garcia's mother and Lesh's father were in the process of passing, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan's health was in decline-these characteristics combined to yield a purity of heart that exceeds that managed by Dead peers (and roots revivalist leaders) The Band and Bob Dylan.
From Garcia's breathtaking gospel-laden homage to his mother ("Brokedown Palace") to Lesh's healing salve in the form of the groove-based "Box of Rain," from Weir's jaunty and free-wheeling summer escape "Sugar Magnolia" to McKernan's eloquently simple homespun plea "Operator," all the way to the closing autobiographical anthem "Truckin'," American Beauty feels like the warm, spirit-infusing embrace of a loved one after a long journey away. Welcome home.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Box of Rain
2. Friend of the Devil
3. Sugar Magnolia
7. Brokedown Palace
8. Till the Morning Comes
9. Attics of My Life
10. Truckin'$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American DreamAmerican Dream is the upcoming fourth studio album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. It is set for release via Columbia and DFA Records. It was first announced on January 5, 2016, the day after it was revealed that the band was reuniting after a near-five-year disbandment. American Dream acts as the band's first album in seven years, following This Is Happening (2010).LP 1
1. Oh Baby
2. Other Voices
3. I Used To
4. Change Yr. Mind
5. How Do You Sleep?
2. Call The Police
3. American Dream
4. Emotional Haircut
5. Black Screen$29.99140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American KidNew West Records is proud
to announce that Patty
Grifn will release her
new album, American Kid,
on May 7.
The album, co-produced
by Grifn and Craig Ross,
is her seventh and rst
for New West. It is her rst
album of mainly new
material since the acclaimed
Children Running Through
In between then and now,
she made the Grammy
Church in 2010 and became
a member of Band of Joy
alongside Robert Plant.1. Go Wherever You Wanna Go
2. Don't Let Me Die In Florida
4. Wild Old Dog
5. Mom & Dad's Waltz
6. Faithful Son
7. Highway Song
8. That Kind Of Lonely
9. Irish Boy
10. Get Ready Marie
11. Not A Bad Man
12. Gonna Miss You When You're Gone$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American WomanMastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at RTI with Kevin Gray from the original 1970 RCA Records tapes.
Friday Music is no stranger to The Guess Who catalog, so it is with great honor to continue the Guess Who 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the release of the mega platinum "American Woman." Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at RTI with Kevin Gray from the original 1970 RCA Records tapes, this monumental masterpiece truly resonates the true rock & soulful performances of The Guess Who at their creative peak. Includes all of their smash number one's like "American Woman," "No Sugar Tonight," "No Time," "When Friends Fall Out" and 5 other smashes.
This monumental masterpiece truly resonates the true rock and soulful performances of The Guess Who at their creative peak. After a string of non-stop hit singles and chart albums, The Guess Who finally achieved their biggest album yet with the mega classic American Woman. The band was inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 1987.1. American woman
2. No time
4. No sugar tonight - New mother nature
5. 969 -The oldest man
6. When friends fall out
8. Proper stranger
9. Humpty-s Blues - American woman epilogue$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
American TunesNonesuch releases American Tunes, a new studio album by legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. Toussaint had just completed the album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. Recording took place at two sets of sessions with producer Joe Henry: solo piano at Toussaint's New Orleans home studio in 2013, and with the rhythm section of Jay Bellerose and David Piltch-joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks-in Los Angeles in October 2015. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others.
Allen Toussaint's work as composer, producer, arranger, and performer, especially in the 1960s and '70s, helped shape the sound of R&B, soul, and funk as we know it today. He collaborated memorably with artists ranging from Lee Dorsey and Ernie K. Doe to the Pointer Sisters and Labelle, from the Meters and Dr. John to the Band and Paul McCartney. The New York Times recently said, In Mr. Toussaint's long career as songwriter, arranger and producer he has honed a piano style that's supportive and allusive; a little trill or tremolo sums up all the splashy joys of New Orleans patriarchs like Professor Longhair and James Booker, and a syncopated chord under right-hand octaves summons gospel. Mr. Toussaint has the two-fisted, rippling vocabulary of the city's piano legacy, but he uses it in dapper ways.
Toussaint's children, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux and Clarence Reginald Toussaint, who have long served as their father's managers, said of the American Tunes album, Our father approached this project with great care and understanding of the songs selected and paid true homage to Professor Longhair, his musical hero. He wanted to bring as much of the Toussaint touch as he could to these wonderful classics.
Nonesuch previously released The Bright Mississippi in 2009. Also produced by Henry, the record includes songs by jazz greats such as Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn. The album received tremendous critical praise, with the Boston Globe saying it couldn't sound more like New Orleans. (Toussaint) revisits jazz classics and takes them for a stroll through Preservation Hall, imbuing his own funky brand of pop-song charisma. The results are coolly sophisticated, an unfussy, mostly instrumental set of slink-and-slide joints shot through with a harmonic imagination that turns even a traditional hymn into an after-hours swing Toussaint's musical soul guides all, making the classics sound like his own.
That project indirectly grew from Toussaint's contributions to Our New Orleans, the benefit album that Nonesuch released in fall 2005 to aid hurricane victims in the wake of the Katrina disaster. That collection opens with a version of Yes We Can Can, the Toussaint song the Pointer Sisters made famous, newly recorded with producer Joe Henry, and it included a solo piano piece, Tipitina and Me, co-written by Toussaint in tribute to Professor Longhair.
Joe Henry had first worked with Toussaint when he invited the pianist to join the sessions for I Believe to My Soul, a studio convocation of mature R&B stars. Henry subsequently acted as producer on Toussaint's post-Katrina collaboration with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse. He describes the most recent sessions: I have been working with Allen Toussaint-under his spell and subject to his influence-for a full decade now. He was a quiet radical, musically-speaking, and a prince of great humility.LP 1
1. Delores' Boyfriend
2. Viper's Drag
3. Confessin' (That I Love You)
4. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
5. Lotus Blossom
6. Waltz For Debby
7. Big Chief
8. Rocks In My Bed
9. Danza, Op. 33
10. Hey Little Girl
2. Come Sunday
3. Southern Nights
4. American Tune
5. Her Mind Is Gone
6. Moon River
7. Bald Head$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American LoveJake Owen's fifth studio LP is new territory for the singer who's known for lighthearted beach and party tunes, and he feels really good about that. After the release of "Real Life" (which was also around the time his divorce was announced), Owen started over with new songs - and he is not releasing the material he originally planned on.
"I was at a different place when I was making that record," he tells EW of ditching the material. "I was still married, and all of the sudden that ended, and I had to find a way to feel good again.
"I started down that path and then I realized that, for me, making music is as about feeling good as the listeners that gets to hear it," he says. "I have to make an album that I enjoy singing every night."
The album is about love. But don't expect every track to be a gushy love song. It turns out Jake Owen enjoys singing about love on tour: "I kept noticing this reoccurring theme. The word kept appearing, but it was said in such different ways. I'm really proud that I got to encompass how love can be felt different ways but still remain the same, if that makes sense."
His vocals will be on full display for American Love. Though he's not entirely walking away from the ultra-cool speak-singing he's known for, Owen wants to really show country fans he can sing. "Sometimes my voice gets hidden," he admits. "People don't even have the opportunity to know that I love to sing."
The album will street July 29, and Owen reveals that he listens to it in his car. "It's been a long time since I made a record that I put on in my car and listen to on my own - but I can't stop. It makes me happy, and I know how much work I put into it."
Included in the album is a collaboration with Chris Stapleton. He helped write "If He Ain't Gonna Love You," and Stapleton also sings backup. "And it sounds so good," Owen tells Taste of Country Nights host Sam Alex. "He sounds unbelievable on it, so I'm so excited."
-Christina Vinson (The Boot)1. American Love
2. After Midnight
3. Where I Am
4. Everybody Dies Young
5. VW Van
6. Good Company
8. If He Ain't Gonna Love You
9. When You Love Someone
10. You Ain't Going Nowhere
11. American Country Love Song$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American GoldwingAmerican Goldwing is Sub Pops third full-length release with Portland, OR's Blitzen Trapper and the bands sixth full-length overall. On American Goldwing, Blitzen Trapper let their loves and influences; hard guitar rock, country picking and pawn-shop Casio aplomb, hang out for all to see.
The album is also the bands first foray into direct, outside influence in the creation of a record, with mixing by Tchad Blake and co-production by Gregg Williams. Singer/songwriter/guitarist Eric Earley says American Goldwing will make you want to shotgun a beer in the shower while listening to the Stones or Joe Walsh (well, or Blitzen Trapper) and we are not inclined to argue.1. Might Find It Cheap
3. Love the Way You Walk Away
4. Your Crying Eyes
5. My Home Town
6. Girl in a Coat
7. American Goldwing
9. Taking It Easy Too Long
10. Street Fighting Sun
11. Stranger in a Strange Land$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American LifeWritten and produced with Mirwais Ahmadzai with whom she also collaborated on her multi-platinum 2000 album Music, Madonna's resonant and revealing 2003 release American Life is the ninth overall studio album from the enduring music icon. Peaking at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Charts and topping the charts in nine other countries, American Life is a loose-based concept album built around recurring themes of the American Dream and materialism. In addition to the singles American Life, Hollywood, and Love Profusion, the album also features the smash hit Die Another Day, the theme song from the James Bond film of the same name which received two Grammy nominations for 'Best Short Form Music Video' and 'Best Dance Recording.'LP 1
1. American Life
3. I'm So Stupid
4. Love Profusion
5. Nobody Knows Me
6. Nothing Fails
3. Mother and Father
4. Die Another Day
5. Easy Ride$31.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Youngish AmericanDams of the West - the new solo project from Vampire Weekend drummer Chris Tomson - have shared details on their debut LP, entitled 'Youngish American.'
Produced by Patrick Carney of the Black Keys alongside Roger Moutenot and Tomson himself, 'Youngish American' was born after a long run of Vampire Weekend dates, when Tomson found himself at home with an empty calendar for the first time in years. After a few months spent grappling with existential insecurity and writer's block, the new music began to take form. Recorded in Nashville with Carney at the helm, Tomson wrote every song and plays virtually all instruments on the album.
The 10-song collection offers casually cutting takes on early-30's ennui and domesticity, exploring the tension between wanting to settle down and the simultaneous hesitancy to leave behind younger roles. The project's name serves as a nod to this psychological limbo, an ode to the once-useful dams of the west - totemic pieces of infrastructure that threaten to become obsolete as time moves on.1. Bridges and Tunnels
2. Tell the Truth
3. Death Wish
4. The Inerrancy of You and Me
5. Polo Grounds
6. Will I Be Known to Her
7. Flag on the Can
8. Perfect Wave
9. Pretty Good WiFi
10. Youngish Americans$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American DreamerThis 10-song debut album from one of Brooklyn's finest rock 'n' roll bands lives up to the expectations set by their previous EP. The arrangements here are simple and uncluttered, with plenty of room for singer Jeremy Fury to dip his vocals in slapback echo reminiscent of Sun Records-era Elvis Presley, and for the backing quartet to bring out the best in songs that reflect the influences of Leiber & Stoller, Eddie Cochran, and The Del-Lords. While the sound retains a '50's-'60s retro vibe, the lyrics apply themselves to universal and even modern concerns (Cam Girl says: Your profile came up on my MacBook screen.)1. Trip Into The Light
2. Heart of Stone
3. Cam Girl
4. Right Out Of Love
5. Some Days
7. White Star Bright Love
8. Settle Down
9. You're My Halo
10. Sunlight In The Rain$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
J.J. Cale: Rewind: The Unreleased RecordingsTime Life is very proud to present Rewind: Unreleased Recordings, a trove of previously unreleased songs recorded by American music icon J.J. Cale during his early and most influential years. Featuring vintage tracks from Cale's legendary tenures at Shelter Records and Mercury Records, Rewind is a remarkable collection that exemplifies J.J. Cale's distinctive, legendary style: laid-back guitar and almost whispered vocals with influences of rock 'n' roll, country, blues and jazz. Not only are Rewind's eight Cale-penned songs a time capsule of musical treasures, he also personally selected several covers to include. It's extremely rare for Cale to record another songwriter's material, making these songs particularly extraordinary. He puts his personal spin on Eric Clapton's Golden Ring, Leon Russell's My Cricket, Waylon Jennings' Waymore's Blues and Randy Newman's Rollin'.1. Guess I Lose
2. Waymore's Blues
4. Golden Ring
5. My Cricket
6. Ever Since You Said Goodbye
7. Seven Day Woman
9. My Baby and me
10. Lawdy Mama
11. Blue Sunday
12. Out Of Style
13. Ooh La La
14. All Mama's Children$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-STA-0929xJerry Lee Lewis
The Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings
11 Never-Before-Released Tracks By The Killer, Including A Special Bonus Track!
Liner Notes Written By Critically Acclaimed Author And Sun Records Expert Colin Escott
Jerry Lee Lewis was one of rock 'n' roll's brightest stars - and one of its first casualties. Ten years after his career imploded, he spectacularly remade himself in country music. Altogether, he scored more than 40 country hits, in addition to era-defining rock classics like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." Those early rock 'n' roll hits were produced by Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis.
Jerry Lee left Sun in 1963, but, like Elvis, returned often. By the mid-1970s, the studio was run by Sam Phillips' son, Knox, who produced one of the era's biggest hits: the Amazing Rhythm Aces' "Third Rate Romance." Like his father, Knox intuitively understood how to produce Jerry Lee Lewis, allowing him free rein to plunder his subconscious for half-forgotten songs and reimagine them as Jerry Lee Lewis songs, just as he'd done with "Whole Lotta Shakin'" twenty years earlier.
Over the course of several late nights in the 1970s, Knox recorded Jerry Lee Lewis as he crossed the breadth of American music from Stephen Foster to Jim Croce's still-current hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Alongside a nineteenth century gospel standard, "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior," Jerry drawled his way imperiously through pop classics like "Harbor Lights," and timeless country hits like "Room Full of Roses." Although he wrote none of the songs, Jerry Lee imprints himself forcefully upon them all, perhaps never more so than on the bitterly regretful "That Kind of Fool."
THE KNOX PHILLIPS SESSIONS: THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS features eleven songs that capture one of the true, enduring giants of American music at his best. Lewis played the music that he wanted to record and made every song into a unique expression of his wild, eclectic soul. There have been plenty of Jerry Lee Lewis records, but none like this!1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
2. Ragged But Right
3. Room Full Of Roses
4. Johnny B. Goode / Carol
5. That Kind Of Fool
6. Harbor Lights
7. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
8. Music! Music! Music! / Canadian Sunset
9. Lovin' Cajun Style
10. Beautiful Dreamer
11. That Kind Of Fool (Full Band Version)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Paradise is There: The New Tigerlily RecordingsNatalie Merchant's career began when, as a college student, she joined the seminal alternative rock band 10,000 Maniacs. Serving as lead vocalist, lyricist, and sometime pianist, Merchant released five critically acclaimed studio albums with the band, including the platinum-selling In My Tribe (1987), Blind Man's Zoo (1989), Our Time in Eden (1992), and MTV Unplugged (1993). Merchant left the group in 1993, after 12 years, to record her first solo album. Tigerlily (1995) was certified five-times platinum, and was followed by the platinum Ophelia (1998), Natalie Merchant Live (1999), and Motherland (2001).
In 2010, Merchant returned with a thematic double album entitled Leave Your Sleep, her debut for Nonesuch Records. A meditation on childhood and mothering, the anthology comprised 19th and 20th century American and British classic children's poetry by the likes of Robert Louis Stevenson, Christina Rossetti, Robert Graves, Edward Lear, and E.E. Cummings that Merchant had set to music. The result was praised by critics on both sides of the Atlantic, with The Wall Street Journal calling it an ideal fit between poetic and musical forms, and the Independent, a hugely ambitious and beautifully realized double album.1. San Andreas Fault
2. Beloved Wife
5. The Letter
6. Where I Go
7. I May Know the Word
8. Seven Years
9. Cowboy Romance
11. Wonder$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At German Television: Musikladen Recordings 1978On September 13th, 1978, the RAMONES were guests in the tv-studios of Radio Bremen. It was the first tv-appearance of the band in Europe at all. For the at that time successful tv-series MUSIKLADEN they played 25 titles in about 50 minutes and left an ecstatic audience. Here is this unbelievable appearance - unabridged with all encores for the first time on vinyl & DVD. For the band it must have been quite a shock when they entered the stage at the tv-studio of Radio Bremen. Although the slightly ragged backdrop of MUSIKLADEN was okay to Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny and Marky Ramone, this was not valid to the main group of the audience. Joerg Sonntag, today director and editor, former assistant of Mike Leckebusch, remembers in an interview (bonus-title on the dvd) that the night before the concert he strolled around the bars and pubs of Bremen and gave away free tickets. The RAMONES performed songs mostly compounded out of their first two studio albums. Finally they succeeded to leave an overwhelmed audience. For the american punk legends this first tv-appearance not only meant hardest work but also the final breakthrough in Europe.Rockaway Beach
I Don't Want You
Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment
You're Gonna Kill That Girl
Don't Come Close
I Don't Care
She's The One
Sheena Is A Punk Rocker
Needles & Pins
Listen To My Heart
I Don't Wanna Walk Around With You
Do You Wanna Dance
Judy Is A Punk
Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
We Are A Happy Family$35.99Vinyl LP + DVD - Sealed Buy Now