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  • A Very Rare Evening A Very Rare Evening Quick View

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    A Very Rare Evening

    Tidal Waves Music proudly presents the re-issue for Nina Simone's A Very Rare Evening. Originally released on PM records in 1979, featuring Weldon Irvine on organ, Don Allias on drums and Jazz legend Gene Perla on bass. Included on these European sessions from 1969 you'll find Nina classics & rare versions of recordings written by Aretha Franklin, Barry Gibb, Randy Newman & Pete Seeger.


    One of the most sought after Nina Simone albums is now back available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition for the first time since 1979. Produced by Gene Perla, officially licensed from PM Records & featuring the original artwork created by A.M. Schnider.

    1. In the Morning
    2. Turn! Turn! Turn!
    3. To Love Somebody
    4. Ain't Got No / I Got Life
    5. The Other Woman
    6. I Think It's Going to Rain Today
    7. Save Me
    8. Revolution
    Nina Simone
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    Mourning In The Morning

    For Mourning In The Morning, his 1969 album debut on Atlantic Records, southpaw blues guitar legend Otis Rush journeyed from his Chicago home to Fame Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabamaa burg best known for seminal soul platters. Backed by a horn-powered band that included a young Duane Allman on rhythm guitar, Otis slashing axe and anguished vocals glowed on the tortured Youre Killing My Love, remakes of his Cobra Records classics My Love Will Never Die and It Takes Time, and a stunning revival of B.B. Kings Gamblers Blues. Half the set consisted of new compositions from producers Mike Bloomfield and Nick Gravenites, and Rushs mile-wide string bending on a shimmering instrumental version of Aretha Franklins Baby I Love You is utterly breathtaking.

    1. Me
    2. Working Man
    3. You're Killing My Love
    4. Feel So Bad
    5. Gambler's Blues
    6. Baby, I Love You
    7. My Old Lady
    8. My Love Will Never Die
    9. Reap What You Sow
    10. It Takes Time
    11. Can't Wait No Longer
    Otis Rush
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  • Aretha's Gold Aretha's Gold Quick View

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    Aretha's Gold


    Astonishing Collection of The Queen of Soul's Greatest Songs for Atlantic Records: Aretha's Gold Includes Nine Top Ten Hits: Respect, Chain of Fools, and Think Among Them


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Breathtaking Sonics on Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold Get to the Heart of Franklin's Range, Emotions, Expressiveness


    Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the singer score nine Top 10 hits and define soul music, a era chronicled on Aretha's Gold. Pairing with producer Jerry Wexler and a flawless Muscle Shoals studio band, Franklin unleashed bolder sides of her artistry kept under wraps during her tenure at Columbia. The rest is history - a history that, until now, has never been in heard in true audiophile sound. And if there's any voice you want to experience to the most realistic extent, it's that of the vocalist Rolling Stone crowned the Greatest Singer of All Time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold presents Franklin's most seminal early Atlantic songs with reference-standard sonics. Finally, hear the full range of the Queen of Soul's depth, reach, and expressiveness. Complementing her timeless classics with tremendous dynamics, restored balances, and stunning clarity, this collectible analog set sheds new light on Franklin's power and technique, honesty and confidence, enunciation and directness.


    Hear why Franklin is even better than you likely think or remember. You just haven't been able to hear the Detroit native on a format that mirrors exactly what went down in the studios when she recorded songs that, to this day, remain the bar by which all other singers are measured. The same goes for Franklin's backing band, known as the Swampers, whose instrumental savvy, feel, and textures are so unique, the group is credited with creating its own style: The Muscle Shoals Sound. On this vinyl edition of Aretha's Gold, experience every picked guitar note, brushed snare, and fluid bass line. Seldom has a band and vocalist ever made a more formidable, memorable, and emotional combination.


    The evidence plays out across these 14 songs, each a soul landmark, each unforgettable thanks to Franklin's impassioned performances and empowering attitude. The Sweet Impressions (Franklin's backing vocalists) and sweeping string arrangements bolster the foundation, but the material belongs to Franklin. A veritable hit parade, the track listing on Aretha's Gold reads like a dictionary of soul.


    I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You), Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), Think, The House That Jack Built, I Say a Little Prayer, Baby I Love You: All Top 10 hits. Plus five more tunes, including a riveting cover of Sam Cooke's You Send Me, that charted.


    You know the songs by heart. You know the voice by memory. But you've never quite known them so intimately. Aretha's Gold on Mobile Fidelity gives the Queen the royal treatment she deserves.


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    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Aretha Live At Fillmore West (Speakers Corner)

    Live recordings come up with extremely different results: most of them land in the rubbish bin, some of them are available as bootleg copies when a star's career has ended and are passed on conspiratorially from one excited collector to another. Only a very few conserve real spirit and sheer enthusiasm, which no arranger or sound mixer can conjure up in the studio.


    But even more sensational was Aretha Franklin's guest appearance at the Fillmore West, the legendary concert hall in San Francisco, which closed down shortly afterwards. Everyone knew who was going to perform, and yet everything was quite different on these three nights in the spring of 1971: her usual show band was left behind in Detroit and she appeared with King Curtis And The Kingpins - one of the most impressive bands around - accompanied by the trailblazers Cornel Dupree (g) and Bernard Purdie (dr). The Memphis Horns, a fantastic horn section, blast away in the background, their keen as a razor backings rising up to soaring heights. From Billy Preston's fingertips on the organ flows an aura of spiritual energy and Ray Charles, who by chance (but how fortuitous!) was among the audience also got his appearance in the telling title Spirit In The Dark. No words need be lost about the queen on the cover. For without the superb albums of the late Sixties, Aretha Franklin would never have become the USA's first sister of soul nor would she have appeared in the Fillmore West.


    Musicians:

    Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles (vocals, electric piano)

    King Curtis (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    Billy Preston (organ)

    Truman Thomas (Electric Piano)

    Cornell Dupree (guitar)

    Jerry Jemmot (bass)

    Bernard Purdie (drums)

    Pancho Morales (conga)



    Recording: February 1975 live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, by Ray Thompson

    Production: Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin

    About Speakers Corner


    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.


    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.


    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.


    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.


    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.


    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Respect
    2. Love The One You're With
    3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    4. Eleanor Rigby
    5. Make It With You
    6. Don't Play That Song
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. Spirit In The Dark
    9. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
    Aretha Franklin
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You Quick View

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    I Never Loved A Man The Way I Love You

    Ranked 83/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Franklin Named Best Singer in History by Rolling Stone: This is Her Debut! Originally released in 1967, this is Aretha Franklin's first album for Atlantic and possibly the greatest debut in the history of soul music. This soul landmark contains one of the truly seminal singles ever in Respect, two killer tracks recorded at Fame Studio in Muscle Shoals (Never Loved A Man the Way I Love You and Do Right Woman-Do Right Man), puts lots of other great hard soul groovers. A masterpiece from start to finish!

    1. Respect

    2. Drown In My Own Tears
    3. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
    4. Soul Serenade
    5. Don't Let me Lose This Dream
    6. Baby Baby Baby
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. Good Times
    9. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    10. Save Me
    11. A Change Is Gonna Come
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Aretha's Gold Aretha's Gold Quick View

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    Aretha's Gold


    The Aretha Franklin/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Queen Of Soul's Greatest Hits!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - #1 R&B Album In 1969!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Aretha Franklin will be forever known as The Queen Of Soul and one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
    Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in gospel, soul, rock
    and pop.


    Aretha Franklin created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where she spent almost two decades creating
    some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music ever waxed.


    In 1969, Aretha was honored with her first greatest hits collection by our good friends at Atlantic Records simply
    titled Aretha's Gold. This stunning array of her biggest #1's and other smash hit singles, most of them featuring Duane
    Allman, Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd, Roger Hawkins, Spooner Oldham and Jimmy Johnson, dominated the top
    of the soul and pop charts for over a year. Her songs and soulful delivery on these hits truly illustrate how important her
    force was then and still is today, over four decades since!


    Aretha was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not
    only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of her biggest hits have been covered by many artists over the years as
    well. Jam packed with the original Atlantic recordings of solid senders like her classics Chain of Fools, See Saw, Baby, I
    Love You and of course Respect, Aretha's Gold is virtually an encyclopedia of SOUL!


    Even more soul and pop classics abound as you'll hear her scream and shout with the best of the blues with Dr.
    Feelgood, one of her most beautiful ballads with (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, and her soulful touch on Burt
    Bacharach's classic I Say a Little Prayer. This #1 charting 1969 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades...
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of
    Aretha's Gold. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol
    Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also
    included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Aretha Franklin by James J. Kreigsman, as
    well as the original back cover studio session photo collage not seen in LP cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray
    Charles, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Aretha Franklin 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will
    be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans. R-E-S-P-E-C-T.

    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Aretha's Greatest Hits Aretha's Greatest Hits Quick View

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    Aretha's Greatest Hits

    Aretha's Greatest Hits is the third compilation album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Originally released on September 9, 1971 on Atlantic Records, the compilation featured three new recordings at that time: Spanish Harlem, You're All I Need to Get By and Bridge Over Troubled Water. The album reached Billboard's Top 20 and eventually sold over 500,000 copies. It was never released on compact disc and has been out of print since the 1980s.
    1. Spanish Harlem
    2. Chain of Fools
    3. Don't Play That Song
    4. Say A Little Prayer
    5. Dr. Feelgood
    6. Let It Be
    7. Do Right Woman - Do Right Man
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    9. RESPECT
    10. Baby, I Love You
    11. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    12. I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)
    13. You're All I Need To Get By
    14. Call Me
    Aretha Franklin
    $19.99
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  • Lady Soul Lady Soul Quick View

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    Lady Soul

    Ranked 84/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Lady Soul is an album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968. The album was her second R&B chart-topper, the follow-up to Aretha Arrives and included some of her biggest hit singles, Chain of Fools (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (#5 Pop). It eventually sold over a million copies in the United States alone. The album was reissued on Rhino Records in a deluxe edition in 1995.


    Lady Soul peaked at #1, #2 and #3 on Billboard's Black Albums, Pop Albums and Jazz Albums charts respectively. The single Ain't No Way (B-Side of Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet, Baby)) peaked at #9 on the Black Singles chart, and #16 on the Pop Singles chart.

    1. Chain Of Fools
    2. Money Won't Change You
    3. People Get Ready
    4. Niki Hoeky
    5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    6. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    7. Good To Me As I Am To You
    8. Come Back Baby
    9. Groovin'
    10. Ain't No Way
    Aretha Franklin
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Aretha Now Aretha Now Quick View

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    Aretha Now

    Aretha Franklin at the peak of her early form. 'Think,' 'I Say a Little Prayer,' 'See Saw,' and 'I Can't See Myself Leaving You' were all big hits. Her choice of cover material included some of her most R&B-drenched early Atlantic cuts, like 'Night Time Is the Right Time,' 'You Send Me,' and 'I Take What I Want.' Original artwork.
    1. Think
    2. I Say a Little Prayer
    3. See Saw
    4. Night Time Is the Right Time
    5. You Send Me
    6. You're a Sweet Sweet Man
    7. I Take What I Want
    8. Hello Sunshine
    9. Change
    10. I Can't See Myself Leaving You
    Aretha Franklin
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Aretha Live At Fillmore West Aretha Live At Fillmore West Quick View

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    Aretha Live At Fillmore West

    Aretha Franklin's 1971 album Live at Fillmore West was a seminal soul breakthrough. It finally cemented her status beyond soul audiences and it matched her with a phenomenal rhythm section in King Curtis and the Kingpins. Franklin adroitly mixed pop, rock, and soul material throughout the three nights, including Stephen Stills' ''Love The One You're With,'' and Bread's ''Make It With You,'' and the Beatles' ''Eleanor Rigby,'' as well as true favorites ''Respect,'' ''Don't Play That Song,'' and ''Spirit in the Dark,'' which brought Ray Charles out of the audience for a spirited duet. Deluxe gatefold sleeve featuring photos from the concert and new liner notes by Down Beat contributor Mitch Myers (including fresh interviews with original album producers Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin). Original cover art. 180 gram HQ vinyl
    1. Respect
    2. Love The One You're With
    3. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    4. Eleanor Rigby
    5. Make It With You
    6. Don't Play That Song
    7. Dr. Feelgood
    8. Spirit In The Dark
    9. Reach Out And Touch (Somebody's Hand)
    Aretha Franklin
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (Speakers Corner) Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Aretha With The Ray Bryant Combo (Speakers Corner)

    As is well known, early relationships are not always blessed, and it is certainly no secret that the collaboration between Aretha Franklin and Columbia's record producer John H. Hammond did not last long. Hammond's later attempts to candy Franklin's irrepressible natural voice with sugary arrangements and studio gimmicks did not go down well with the public. On the first Franklin disc from Columbia, however, it was honeymoon all the way. With a successful mix of pop and jazz standards, the super talent - Aretha had just turned 18 years old - brought her vocal chords to vibrate. Fired on with youthful Élan, these evergreens sound so fresh, new and intoxicating that the question of their genre is quite irrelevant. From a seesawing R & B (Won't Be Long) via bell-like waves of melody (Over The Rainbow) right up to the freely styled, jazzy Gershwin classic It Ain't Necessarily So - everything is right there! The Ray Bryant Trio - augmented with winds - proves itself a formidable ensemble with true presence yet unobtrusive accompaniment. If you compare the mature performances of Aretha Franklin in her subsequent years with Atlantic, you will soon recognize that the later 'First Lady of Soul' was in full command of her profession right from the very beginning.


    This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.


    Musicians:

    Aretha Franklin(vocals, electric piano)

    Quentin Jackson, Tyree Glenn (trombone)

    Al Sears (tenor saxophone)

    Ray Bryant (piano)

    Lord Westbrook, Skeeter Best (guitar)

    Milt Hinton, Bill Lee (bass)

    Belton Evans, Sticks Evans, Osie Johnson (drums)


    About Speakers Corner

    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.


    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.


    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.


    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.


    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.


    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Won't Be Long
    2. Over The Rainbow
    3. Love Is The Only Thing

    4. Sweet Lover

    5. All Night Long

    6. Who Needs You?

    7. Right Now

    8. Are You Sure

    9. Maybe I'm A Fool

    10. It Ain't Necessarily So

    11. (Blue) By Myself

    12. Today I Sing The Blues
    Aretha Franklin
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    A Brand New Me: Aretha Franklin With The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

    A BRAND NEW ME: ARETHA FRANKLIN WITH THE ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA pairs classic vocals from some of the most iconic songs that the Queen of Soul recorded for Atlantic Records with new arrangements performed by The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

    A BRAND NEW ME features Franklin's instantly recognizable voice woven together with new orchestral arrangements. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra recorded the music at Abbey Road Studios in London, with brand new backing vocals led by Grammy®-winning singer Patti Austin.

    The result is another timeless record that retains the soul, groove, and gospel power of Franklin's revered talent. Among the standout tracks are newly re-imagined versions of classics like the Billboard #1 R&B hits Respect, Think, Don't Play That Song (You Lied), and Angel.

    1. Think (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    2. Don't Play That Song (You Lied) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    3. I Say A Little Prayer (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    4. Until You Come Back To Me (That's What I'm Gonna Do) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    5. A Brand New Me (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    6. A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    7. Angel (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    8. Border Song (Holy Moses) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    9. Let It Be (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    10. Oh Me Oh My (I'm A Fool For You Baby) [with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra]
    11. You're All I Need To Get By (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    12. Respect (with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra)
    Aretha Franklin
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    Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace is the third live album by American singer Aretha Franklin. Released on June 1, 1972 by Atlantic Records, It ultimately sold over two million copies in the United States alone, earning a Double Platinum certification. As of 2013, it stands as the biggest selling disc of Aretha's entire fifty-plus year recording career. The double album was recorded at the New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Los Angeles during January 1972. It won the 1973 Grammy Award for Best Soul Gospel Performance. The LP is the biggest selling live gospel album of all time.
    LP 1
    1. Mary, Don't You Weep
    2. Precious Lord, Take My Hand/You've Got A Friend (Medley)
    3. Old Landmark - By Aretha Franklin with James Cleveland & The Southern California Community
    4. Give Yourself To Jesus
    5. How I Got Over
    6. What A Friend We Have In Jesus
    7. Amazing Grace


    LP 2
    1. Precious Memories
    2. Climbing Higher Mountains
    3. Remarks By Reverend C L. Franklin
    4. God Will Take Care Of You
    5. Wholy Holy
    6. You'll Never Walk Alone
    7. Never Grow Old

    Aretha Franklin
    $36.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Speakers Corner) Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Unforgettable: A Tribute To Dinah Washington (Speakers Corner)

    These recordings were made before Aretha Franklin was honoured with such names as 'Lady Soul' or 'Soul Sister No. 1'. That the young, talented singer already possessed one of the most outstanding voices was confirmed by the great Dinah Washington who stated concisely but decisively: The girl has got soul.



    The present tribute album was recorded just a few months after Washington's death and presents her most important and successful numbers, sung by her 23-year-old successor, who obviously feels quite comfortable when treading in the great singer's footsteps. In Unforgettable, a laid-back number with a string background, Aretha captivates the listener with her ever-changing vocal colouring and gospel-like ballad feeling. In the second number, Cold, Cold Heart, there is already evidence of a shimmering, subliminal blues nuance which is shot through with pointed harp phrases and the 'sucking' sound of the Hammond organ. While an old-fashioned bluesy style supported by a powerful bigband is characteristic of Evil Gal Blues, unconventional arrangements using obbligato trombone (Don't Say You're Sorry Again) are also found in this fascinating and highly varied line-up of numbers. Now, more than 40 years after its release, this album pays tribute to two unforgettable interpreters of black music.



    Musicians:



    • Aretha Franklin (piano, vocals)

    • Buddy Lucas (harmonica, tenor saxophone)

    • Ernie Royal (trumpet)

    • Bob Asher

    • Teddy Charles (vibraphone)

    • Ernie Hayes (organ, piano)

    • Paul Griffin (organ)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Gary Chester (drums)




    Recording: August 1964 in New York

    Production: Robert Mersey




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Unforgettable
    2. Cold, Cold Heart
    3. What a Diff'rence a Day Made
    4. Drinking Again
    5. Nobody Knows the Way I Feel This Morning
    6. Evil Gal Blues
    7. Don't Say You're Sorry Again
    8. This Bitter Earth
    9. If I Should Lose You
    10. Soulville
    Aretha Franklin
    $44.99
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    Yeah!!! (Pure Pleasure)

    This 'live' nightclub date with a jazz trio, revealed to be a faked on the Columbia compilations that have since come out, is nonetheless a great LP, maybe the best single Columbia LP from Aretha. John Hammond discovered her and just wanted great music, but the label couldn't decide if she was a show tune singer, jazz or R&B and never figured out she was all of the above and deserved her own category. This is the most jazzy Aretha ever and if she'd wanted to concentrate on this one area of her talent, she would still be ruling it. Worth the buy just for the track "Without The One You Love".


    -J. Ellis



    Musicians:



    • Aretha Franklin (vocal, piano)

    • Kenny Burrell (guitar)

    • Teddy Harris (piano)

    • James 'Beans' Richardson (bass)

    • Hindel Butts (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. This Could Be The Start Of Something
    2. Once In A Lifetime
    3. Misty
    4. More
    5. There Is No Greater Love
    6. Muddy Water
    7. If I Had A Hammer
    8. Impossible
    9. Today I Love Ev'rybody
    10. Without The One You Love
    11. Trouble In Mind
    12. Love for Sale
    Aretha Franklin
    $34.99
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    Keep Me Singing

    'Keep Me Singing' is Van Morrison's 36th studio album to date and consists of 13 tracks - 12 original songs written and performed by Morrison, as well as a cover of the blues standard 'Share Your Love With Me' - written by Alfred Baggs and Don Robey and previously recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin and Kenny Rogers. For the track 'Every Time I See A River', Morrison has collaborated with acclaimed lyricist Don Black. The album's closing track, 'Caledonia Swing', is an instrumental featuring Van on piano and saxophone. All tracks were produced by Van Morrison.
    1. Let It Rhyme
    2. Every Time I See a River
    3. Keep Me Singing
    4. Out in the Cold Again
    5. Memory Lane
    6. The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword
    7. Holy Guardian Angel
    8. Share Your Love With Me
    9. In Tiburon
    10. Look Beyond the Hill
    11. Going Down to Bangor
    12. Too Late
    13. Caledonia Swing
    Van Morrison
    $25.99
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    Keep Me Singing (Lenticular Edition)

    Includes A Unique Lenticular Print


    'Keep Me Singing' is Van Morrison's 36th studio album to date and consists of 13 tracks - 12 original songs written and performed by Morrison, as well as a cover of the blues standard 'Share Your Love With Me' - written by Alfred Baggs and Don Robey and previously recorded by artists such as Aretha Franklin and Kenny Rogers. For the track 'Every Time I See A River', Morrison has collaborated with acclaimed lyricist Don Black. The album's closing track, 'Caledonia Swing', is an instrumental featuring Van on piano and saxophone. All tracks were produced by Van Morrison.

    1. Let It Rhyme
    2. Every Time I See a River
    3. Keep Me Singing
    4. Out in the Cold Again
    5. Memory Lane
    6. The Pen Is Mightier Than the Sword
    7. Holy Guardian Angel
    8. Share Your Love With Me
    9. In Tiburon
    10. Look Beyond the Hill
    11. Going Down to Bangor
    12. Too Late
    13. Caledonia Swing
    Van Morrison
    $45.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 3 (Colored Vinyl) The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 3 (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Volume 3 (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition White With Black & Blue Swirl Colored Vinyl


    Includes All-Star Performances By Stevie Wonder, John Mellencamp, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Velvet Revolver, Traffic, Carl Perkins, Keith Richards, Eric Clapton And More


    For more than 25 years the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has celebrated musicians and music that have made a significant impact on the evolution and perpetuation of rock and roll. Their legendary induction ceremonies include incredible concerts, musical collaborations, candid speeches and unforgettable reunions that could only be made possible by the Hall Of Fame.

    1. Blue Suede Shoes (Mono) - Carl Perkins, Keith Richards, Paul Butterfield and The Rock Hall Jam Band (1987)
    2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman - Aretha Franklin (1995)
    3. R.O.C.K. In The U.S.A. - John Mellencamp (1995)
    4. Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band With Sheryl Crow (1995)
    5. Hallelujah - Damien Rice (2008)
    6. I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Stevie Wonder, Keith John, Joan Osborne And The Rock Hall Jam Band (1996)
    7. Nature Boy - Ray Charles (2000)
    8. Sweet Home Chicago - Eric Clapton, Robbie Robertson, Bonnie Raitt and The Rock Hall Jam Band (2000)
    9. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Velvet Revolver (2007)
    10. Dear Mr. Fantasy - Traffic (2004)
    Various Artists
    $25.99
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    Surprises

    Surprises is a beautiful Soul Jazz album by flutist Herbie Mann, featuring singer Cissy Houston. Released on Atlantic Records in 1976, the album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, #56 on the Billboard R&B Album chart, and #178 on the Billboard 200.


    Emily Cissy Houston (born September 30, 1933) is an American Soul and Gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for (albums of) such artists as Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Donnie Hathaway, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin, she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. She is the mother of the late Whitney Houston, aunt of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.


    On September 29, 2014, at 81 years old, Cissy sang backup to a standing-ovation performance with Aretha Franklin of Adele's Rolling in the Deep' and Ain't No Mountain High Enough on the Late Show with David Letterman.


    As the '76 liner notes say: Cissy Houston. Only now is she beginning to emerge from her cocoon after so many years with the Drinkards and the Sweet Inspirations. Cissy...is showcased here like a star-in-waiting.

    1. Draw Your Breaks
    2. Cajun Moon
    3. Creepin'
    4. Easter Rising
    5. Asa Branca
    6. The Sound Of Windwood
    7. Cricket Dance
    8. The Butterfly In A Stone Garden
    9. Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)
    Herbie Mann
    $34.99
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    Allen Stone

    From backwoods barbecues and community gatherings, Allen Stone emerges to share personal melodies, telling tales of life after just 24 years. Originally getting his start singing at his father's church in small-town America, Stone's intense passion for music was instantly ignited by the great soul music of Marvin Gaye and Aretha Franklin, and eventually by the confessional lyrical fashion of the '60s-'70s singer/songwriters.


    Since releasing his self-titled album digitally in early 2012, Stone has sold more than 16,000 units at iTunes completely independent of a label. ATO Records is now presenting Allen Stone's eponymous album for the first time in physical form. In addition to the original 10-song set, this vinyl edition from ATO also includes a bonus 10 featuring exclusive new tracks recorded live-in-the-studio at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA and live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA.

    LP
    1. Sleep
    2. Celebrate Tonight
    3. What I've Seen
    4. Say So
    5. The Wind
    6. Satisfaction
    7. Contact High
    8. Nothing To Prove
    9. Your Eyes
    10. Unaware


    Bonus 10
    1. Figure It Out (Recorded live-in-the-studio at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA)
    2. Six Years (Tingsek cover/Recorded live-in-the-studio at Robert Lang Studios in Seattle, WA)
    3. Satisfaction (Recorded live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA)
    4. Unaware (Recorded live at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA)

    Allen Stone
    $19.99
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    The New Scene Of King Curtis

    Recorded in 1960 in the Rudy Van Gelder studio, this amazing session is a rare example of the legendary R&B saxophonist King Curtis playing in a jazz setting. Although Curtis is best known for his work on seminal early sides like the Coasters' "Yakety Yak", and as a backing musician for the likes of Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, Curtis proves here that his immense talent was not limited by genre. Featuring Nat Adderley on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums, Curtis plays four original compositions and the standard "Willow Weep For Me", and while this session is not necessarily groundbreaking, it still represents some of the best jazz of the era!
    1. Da Duh Dah
    2. Have You Heard
    3. Willow Weep For Me
    4. Little Brother Soul
    5. In A Funky Groove
    King Curtis
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Dusty In Memphis

    Ranked 89/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Britain's greatest pop diva Dusty Springfield was the finest white soul singer of her era and this landmark Atlantic Records album from 1969 is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of pop and soul...contains her top 10 hit Son Of A Preacher Man plus several other hit singles and classic tracks...


    Originally released in 1969, the concept for Dusty In Memphis was to take England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music which had inspired her. Produced by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd, the record's highlights include Son Of A Preacher Man, So Much Love, Breakfast In Bed, Just One Smile, I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore and Just A Little Lovin'. Springfield is backed by a crack band that had previously worked with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis and Elvis Presley among others. The musicians - collectively known as the Memphis Cats - include guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrismann, pianist Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on organ and electric piano. Songwriting contributions came from, among others, Randy Newman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Dusty Springfield is one of the finest white soul singers of her era, and this is the undisputed proof.

    1. Just A Little Lovin'
    2. So Much Love
    3. Son Of A Preacher Man
    4. I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
    5. Don't Forget About Me
    6. Breakfast In Bed
    7. Just One Smile
    8. The Windmills Of Your Mind
    9. In The Land Of Make Believe
    10. No Easy Way Down
    11. I Can't Make It Alone
    Dusty Springfield
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Yonkers NY

    If a songwriter of some accomplishment who is also a singer predominantly known for his work in country music was looking for a subject for a deeply personal cycle of songs, it's pretty unlikely that Yonkers, New York, a small city bordering on New York City's borough of the Bronx, would be the subject.


    Not, of course, unless the writer is Chip Taylor, who grew up there. With Yonkers, NY, Taylor, a veteran songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Peggy Lee, Dusty Springfield, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, the Hollies and, of course, the Troggs (who waxed his first big hit, Wild Thing), has gone back to his childhood and adolescence and come up with eleven songs filled with warmth and humor, enlivened with spoken reminiscences and packaged with a book of lyrics and vintage photos of the people and places that are their subjects. The songs on Yonkers, NY take us into Taylor's family life and into his discovery of music, horses and girls, opening these subjects up with a skill only a master songwriter can summon.


    Musicians:


    John Platania - electric guitar

    Greg Leisz - steel guitar, dobro & mandolin

    Tony Mercadante - electric bass

    Seth Farber - piano and accordian

    Kendel Carson - fiddle

    Tony Leone - drums

    1. Barry Go On (Put Yourself On The Mountain)
    2. Charcoal Sky
    3. Gin Rummy Rules
    4. Hey Jonny (Did You Feel That Movie)
    5. Without Horses
    6. No Dice
    7. Bastard Brothers
    8. Piece Of The Sky
    9. Saw Mill River Road
    10. Yonkers Girls
    11. Yonkers N.Y.
    Chip Taylor
    $17.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    I Learned The Hard Way

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. I Learned The Hardway is their fourth full-length release on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records and it marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.


    Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness and melodic command set her fi rmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fi xture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in The Game Gets Old at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style Mama Don't Like My Man at the tail, the Dap-Kings groove seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the Daptone Sound at its fi nest.

    1. The Game Gets Old

    2. I Learned the Hard Way

    3. Better Things

    4. Give It Back

    5. Money
    6. The Reason

    7. Window Shopping

    8. She Ain't a Child No More

    9. I'll Still Be True
    10. Without a Heart

    11. If You Call

    12. Mama Don't Like My Man
    Sharon Jones
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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