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  • 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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  • 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
  • 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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  • King Curtis: Live At Fillmore West King Curtis: Live At Fillmore West Quick View

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    King Curtis: Live At Fillmore West

    Live At Fillmore West is the ultimate King Curtis live album, a brilliant confirmation of the saxophonist's place in popular music. This is the stuff of Soul legends that belongs in any record collection.


    The album showcases three concerts he played with his band The Kingpins at the Fillmore West venue in San Francisco in March 1971. Those nights, the group supported Soul singer Aretha Franklin, as were they her backing band. Famed for their outstanding rhythmic interplay, the group of seasoned session men featured a.o. Cornell Dupree on guitar, Billy Preston on electric organ and Bernard 'Pretty' Purdie on drums, supported by the inimitable Memphis Horns.


    Curtis rips through some of the biggest hits of the day including Stevie Wonder's Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I'm Yours) and Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love, transforming them into showcases for the group's soulful playing. Beautiful renditions of A Whiter Shade Of Pale and I Stand Accused are highlights, and full-throttle rockers like Changes and Memphis Soul Stew comprise the heart of the album.


    Tragically only a week after its release, Curtis was stabbed to death outside his brownstone apartment in New York following an argument with two junkies. The day after he died the album peaked at No. 54 on the Billboard 200 album chart, his greatest success as a solo artist.

    1. Memphis Soul Stew
    2. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
    3. Whole Lotta Love
    4. I Stand Accused
    5. Changes
    6. Ode To Billie Joe
    7. Mr. Bojangles
    8. Signed Sealed Delivered I'm Yours
    9. Soul Serenade
    King Curtis
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  • Amazing Grace Amazing Grace Quick View

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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
  • Yeah!!! (Pure Pleasure) Yeah!!! (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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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
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • In The Right Place In The Right Place Quick View

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    In The Right Place

    Dr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin to name a few. He also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973's In The Right Place, which contained the chart hits Right Place Wrong Time and Such A Night.
    1. Right Place Wrong Time
    2. Same Old Same Old
    3. Just The Same
    4. Qualified
    5. Traveling Mood
    6. Peace Brother Peace
    7. Life
    8. Such A Night
    9. Shoo Fly Marches On
    10. I Been Hoodood
    11. Cold Cold Cold
    Dr. John
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Classic The Classic Quick View

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    The Classic

    I'm in the best place I've ever been in my life, declares Joan Wasser, and she's just recorded the album that proves it. The Classic, the fourth album of originals by the uniquely charismatic artist known as Joan As Police Woman, builds on the creative impetus and success of its 2011 predecessor The Deep Field, on which Joan strove to create music rooted in an intimate, elemental and uplifting brand of soul combined with her own unique serene, torch-singing temperament, with a more liberated feel than ever before. The result is a perfect reflection of her efforts to address - and solve - personal issues and so reject the singer-songwriter's traditional melancholic disposition for an unashamed lust for life. As graffiti in the artwork of her 2006 debut album Real Life read: Evolve and Be Brave.


    The Classic is named after one of its ten tracks. Part is to do with the way we recorded mostly live; the way records used to get made, she explains. But I wrote 'The Classic' itself as a classic girl-group doo wop song, and the lyric refers to classic old songs like Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell 'You're All I Need To Get By', Stevie Wonder's ' Joy Inside My Tears' and Danny & The Juniors' 'Rock'n'Roll Is Here To Stay'. And at the end, I spell out the name of the song, like Aretha Franklin did with 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T'! The song begins 'I am home in your arms' and it's solely joyful, expressing jubilation. Melancholy is still part of my life, but it's no longer leeching energy from my life.

    1. Witness
    2. Holy City
    3. The Classic
    4. Good Together
    5. Get Direct
    6. What Would You Do
    7. New Year's Day
    8. Shame
    9. Stay
    10. Ask Me
    Joan As Police Woman
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  • Allen Stone Allen Stone Quick View

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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
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    Vinyl LP + Bonus 10 Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rocks The House Rocks The House Quick View

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    Rocks The House

    First Time On Vinyl Including Bonus Tracks


    Pressed On Blue Vinyl At Rainbo


    Mastered By Kevin Gray (Miles Davis, Aretha Franklin, Ray Charles)


    Best known for the lush 1961 rendition of the ballad ''At Last'' - a slow-dance staple at wedding celebrations everywhere, she is also celebrated for having recorded one of the best live albums of all time, ''Rocks the House.'' Recorded in 1963 at the New Era Club in Nashville, James is captured at her performance peak. The foundation for her reputation as a fiery no-holds-barred performer was firmly established in this recording.


    Blues, soul, jazz, R&B, and rock vocalist Etta James, needs no introduction. An icon from early rock'n'roll's pantheon of divas, she has inspired 5 decades of listeners and fellow artists with her vocal stylings. From Janis Joplin to Beyonce, her expressive and guttural style has been imitated but never quite matched.


    Jackpot Records is honored to release this momentous record on stellar blue vinyl, with the original album artwork and including 3 bonus tracks which have only ever been released previously on CD. Her powerful version of ''Something's Got a Hold on Me'' will shake you. Her impassioned version of ''All I Could Do Is Cry,'' will break you.

    1. Something's Got A Hold On Me
    2. Baby What You Want Me To Do
    3. What'd I Say
    4. Money (That's What I Want)
    5. Seven Day Fool
    6. Sweet Little Angel
    7. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    8. Woke Up This Morning
    9. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
    10. All I Could Do Is Cry
    11. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Etta James
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  • Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Quick View

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    Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

    Limited To 1000


    Duane Allman was one of the defining musicians of our era, rated second only to Jimi Hendrix in Rolling Stone's list of rock's 100 greatest guitarists. A founding member, with his brother Gregg, of the Allman Brothers Band, Duane was also active as a session musician, and as a member of the all-star Derek and the Dominos.


    This 14 LP set, produced by Duane's daughter Galadrielle Allman and esteemed reissue producer Bill Levenson, shows the full breadth and depth of Duane's work, from early recordings (with Gregg) in bands such as The Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass; to his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, Ronnie Hawkins and many others; to a live jam session with the Grateful Dead. The set includes several unreleased performances, many classic Allman Brothers songs, and a collector's cache of rare singles and long out-of-print album tracks.


    Also included are a 56 page book with essays by Scott Schindler and Galadrielle Allman, many rare photographs & more.

    LP 1
    1. THE ESCORTS - Turn On Your Love Light
    2. THE ESCORTS - No Name Instrumental
    3. THE ESCORTS - What'd I Say
    4. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Spoonful
    5. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Gotta Get Away
    6. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Shapes Of Things
    7. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Crossroads
    8. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Mister, You're A Better Man Than I
    9. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Lost Woman
    10. HOUR GLASS - Cast Off All My Fears
    11. HOUR GLASS - I've Been Trying
    12. HOUR GLASS - Nothing But Tears


    LP 2
    1. HOUR GLASS - Power Of Love
    2. HOUR GLASS - Down In Texas
    3. HOUR GLASS - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    4. HOUR GLASS - B.B. King Medley: Sweet Little Angel / It's My Own Fault / How Blue Can You Get?
    5. HOUR GLASS - Been Gone Too Long
    6. HOUR GLASS - Ain't No Good To Cry
    7. 31ST OF FEBRUARY - Morning Dew
    8. 31ST OF FEBRUARY - Melissa
    9. THE BLEUS - Milk And Honey
    10. THE BLEUS - Leavin' Lisa
    11. THE BLEUS - Julianna's Gone


    LP 3
    1. CLARENCE CARTER - The Road Of Love
    2. CLARENCE CARTER - Light My Fire
    3. WILSON PICKETT - Hey Jude
    4. WILSON PICKETT - Toe Hold
    5. WILSON PICKETT - My Own Style Of Loving
    6. WILSON PICKETT - Born to Be Wild
    7. LAURA LEE - It's How You Make It Good
    8. LAURA LEE - It Ain't What You Do (But How You Do It)
    9. SPENCER WIGGINS - I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You)
    10. ARTHUR CONLEY - Ob - La
    11. ARTHUR CONLEY - Stuff You Gotta Watch
    12. ARTHUR CONLEY - Speak Her Name
    13. ARTHUR CONLEY - That Can't Be My Baby


    LP 4
    1. WILLIE WALKER - A Lucky Loser
    2. THE LOVELLES - I'm Coming Today
    3. THE LOVELLES - Pretending Dear
    4. ARETHA FRANKLIN - The Weight
    5. ARETHA FRANKLIN - It Ain't Fair
    6. SOUL SURVIVORS - Darkness
    7. SOUL SURVIVORS - Tell Daddy
    8. SOUL SURVIVORS - Got Down On Saturday
    9. KING CURTIS - Hey Joe
    10. KING CURTIS - Foot Pattin'
    11. KING CURTIS - Games People Play
    12. KING CURTIS - The Weight
    13. THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS - Get A Little Order


    LP 5
    1. THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND - Twice A Man
    2. DUANE ALLMAN - Goin' Down Slow
    3. DUANE ALLMAN - No Money Down
    4. DUANE ALLMAN - Happily Married Man
    5. OTIS RUSH - Me
    6. OTIS RUSH - Reap What You Sow
    7. OTIS RUSH - It Takes Time
    8. THE DUCK & THE BEAR - Going Up The Country
    9. THE DUCK & THE BEAR - Hand Jive
    10. BOZ SCAGGS - Finding Her


    LP 6
    1. BOZ SCAGGS - Look What I Got
    2. BOZ SCAGGS - Waiting For A Train
    3. BOZ SCAGGS - Loan Me A Dime
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Don't Want You No More
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - It's Not My Cross To Bear
    6. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Black Hearted Woman
    7. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Trouble No More


    LP 7
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Every Hungry Woman
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dreams
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Whipping Post
    4. RONNIE HAWKINS - One More Night
    5. RONNIE HAWKINS - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    6. RONNIE HAWKINS - Matchbox
    7. RONNIE HAWKINS - Down In The Alley
    8. RONNIE HAWKINS - Who Do You Love
    9. LULU - Marley Purt Drive
    10. LULU - Dirty Old Man


    LP 8
    1. LULU - Mr. Bojangles
    2. LULU - Sweep Around Your Own Back Door
    3. JOHNNY JENKINS - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
    4. JOHNNY JENKINS - Rollin' Stone
    5. JOHNNY JENKINS - Down Along The Cove
    6. JOHNNY JENKINS - Voodoo In You
    7. JOHN HAMMOND - Shake For Me
    8. JOHN HAMMOND - Cryin' For My Baby
    9. JOHN HAMMOND - I'm Leavin' You
    10. JOHN HAMMOND - You'll Be Mine
    11. DORIS DUKE - Ghost Of Myself


    LP 9
    1. ERIC QUINCY TATE - Comin' Down (demo version)
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Midnight Rider
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live)
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dimples (live)
    6. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Soul Shake
    7. LAURA NYRO - Beads Of Sweat
    8. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
    9. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Living On The Open Road


    LP 10
    1. ELLA BROWN - A Woman Left Lonely
    2. ELLA BROWN - Touch Me
    3. BOBBY LANCE - More Than Enough Rain
    4. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - I Am Yours
    5. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
    6. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
    7. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Layla
    8. ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN - Mean Old World


    LP 11
    1. SAM SAMUDIO - Me And Bobby McGee
    2. SAM SAMUDIO - Relativity
    3. SAM SAMUDIO - Goin' Upstairs
    4. RONNIE HAWKINS - Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
    5. RONNIE HAWKINS - Sick And Tired
    6. RONNIE HAWKINS - Odessa
    7. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Gift Of Love
    8. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Sing My Way Home
    9. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live)


    LP 12
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Statesboro Blues (live)
    2. GRATEFUL DEAD - Sugar Magnolia (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - One Way Out (live)
    4. HERBIE MANN - Push Push
    5. HERBIE MANN - Spirit In The Dark
    6. HERBIE MANN - What'd I Say


    LP 13
    1. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Come On In My Kitchen (live)
    2. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live)
    3. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Medley) (live)
    4. COWBOY - Please Be With Me
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Stand Back
    6. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - You Don't Love Me / Soul Serenade (live)


    LP 14
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Blue Sky
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Blue Sky (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dreams (live)
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Little Martha

    Duane Allman
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  • The Unissued Capitol Album The Unissued Capitol Album Quick View

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    The Unissued Capitol Album

    Jim Ford's previously unissued second album and follow-up to the country-soul classic Harlan County, as it was intended to be heard, restored and re-mastered from the original master tapes in magnificent full stereo high-fidelity sound. Jim Ford was Sly Stone's best friend and Nick Lowe's biggest musical influence. Aretha Franklin, Bobby Womack and The Temptations have all recorded his songs. But after just one mythical album, Harlan County, in 1969, he disappeared. Many tried to find Jim Ford without any success, until Swedish music journalist and devoted fan L-P Anderson found him living in a northern California trailer park in 2006. Ford's modest residence contained a mountain of old master tapes and demos. Anderson befriended Ford and heard a story that even Hollywood scriptwriters would have said was too impossible to be true. Before leaving California, Anderson promised he'd get some of the tapes out on record. A compilation, The Sounds Of Our Time, appeared on Bear Family Records in 2007 and became a big success. The record spent four weeks on the Swedish charts and received worldwide critical acclaim. Ford was overwhelmed with the positive response but unfortunately he passed away in November of 2007 at the age of 66, just before the launch of Bear Family's second Jim Ford compilation, Point Of No Return.


    This self titled album was originally meant to be released by Capitol Records in October of 1970, but Ford fell out with the company's executives before the project was manufactured. Apparently, he got $20,000 and the master tapes. He also got strict orders never to show his face inside the Capitol building again. And now for the first time, here's Jim Ford's second album on 180g Import Vinyl LP.

    1. The Sounds Of Our Time
    2. Big Moth USA
    3. Chain Gang
    4. Thirty Six Inches High
    5. Wonder What They'll Do With Today
    6. Point Of No Return
    7. Harry Hippy
    8. Go Through Sunday
    9. You Just-A
    10. Rising Sign
    Jim Ford
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  • Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection Quick View

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    Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection

    Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection, an innovative new collection of 12 beloved vocal recordings re-experienced through new samba and bossa nova arrangements created by iconic Brazilian musicians and The Berman Brothers.


    Embracing the All In One Rhythm™ Theme of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection blends 12 iconic performances--from Bill Withers, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, Billie Holiday, Sly & The Family Stone, The Isley Brothers, Mel TormÉ, Nina Simone, Johnny Nash, Dave Brubeck with Carmen McRae, Andy Williams and Sarah Vaughan--with new, samba and bossa nova arrangements and production inspired by the spirit of Brazilian music.


    Working on Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection project, the Berman Brothers sought out the original multi-track masters and utilized an all-new, state-of-the-art separation technology from Science of Sounds to extract exquisitely pristine and detailed vocals. The newly isolated vocals were then melded with brand-new, authentic backing arrangements played by Studio Rio, an all-star cast of Brazilian musical pioneers from the bossa nova and samba genres, including Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Roberto Menescal and Brazilian musical legend Marcos Valle.


    Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection is the latest innovative musical project from the Berman Brothers (Frank and Christian), a production team whose previous work includes Rhythms Del Mundo (2006), a cross-cultural album summit which which fused an all-star cast of Cuban musicians including Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club with US and UK artists and superstars such as U2, Coldplay, Sting, Jack Johnson, Maroon5, Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Kaiser Chiefs and others. Rhythms del Mundo was released in more than 61 countries and received multiple sales awards worldwide.


    During the past 20 years, the Berman Brothers have received more than 90 gold and platinum awards, two BMI Awards, a Golden Globe nomination, a Grammy nomination (for Love One Another, recorded by Cher) and a place in history for their production and remix of the Baha Men's colossal hit, Who Let the Dogs Out. As producers, writers and publishers, the Bermans have worked with an array of international superstars including Coldplay, Sting, Cher, Real McCoy, Dido, Maroon5, Sophie B Hawkins, Reamonn and members of the legendary Buena Vista Social Club.


    Music is the heart and soul of Brazil, celebrating with syncopated beats and beautifully expressive melodies. It's the life force of the entire culture, wrote the Berman Brothers in their notes for Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection. We have always had a huge appreciation of Brazilian music. Between us, we have a massive collection of bossa nova and samba recordings, new and old, a lot which we found in flea markets in Amsterdam, Paris, and London.... Once you get into this music, there really is no way to stop. It was this joyful and timeless music that inspired the idea for this collection. Our goal was to bring the Brazilian joie de vivre to iconic performances by well-known American artists like Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, The Isley Brothers, and many others. What would these classic songs sound like had they been recorded in the studios of Rio De Janeiro in the first place, with the best Brazilian musicians and arrangers?"


    "It was an amazing journey-bringing together these American classics and the vibrancy of Brazilian music with the help of so many talented musicians, arrangers and a dedicated production team. We learned many things putting together this music including what was the most important, and least surprising lesson of all: Brazil is the most musical place we have ever been in our lives.

    1. Lovely Day (Studio Rio Version) - Bill Withers with Studio Rio
    2. Walk on By (Studio Rio Version) - Aretha Franklin with Studio Rio
    3. Sexual Healing (Studio Rio Version) - Marvin Gaye with Studio Rio
    4. You've Changed (Rio Music Collective Version) - Billie Holiday with Studio Rio
    5. Family Affair (Rio Music Collective Version) - Sly & The Family Stone with Studio Rio
    6. It's Your Thing (Rio Music Collective Version) - The Isley Brothers with Studio Rio
    7. I've Got You Under My Skin (Studio Rio Version) - Mel TormÉ witb Studio Rio
    8. I Can See Clearly Now (Studio Rio Version) - Johnny Nash with Studio Rio
    9. Take Five (Studio Rio Version) - Dave Brubeck & Carmen McRae with Studio Rio
    10. Music to Watch Girls By (Studio Rio Version) - Andy Williams with Studio Rio
    11. Summertime (Studio Rio Version) - Sarah Vaughan with Studio Rio
    Studio Rio
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  • The Best Of Clarence Carter The Best Of Clarence Carter Quick View

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    The Best Of Clarence Carter


    The Clarence Carter/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Clarence's Greatest Atlantic Records Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl And Original LP Artwork


    #11 R&B Album In 1971 • Recorded At The Legendary Fame Studios With Producer Rick Hall


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Clarence Carter will be forever known as 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. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter
    created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.


    In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled
    The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and
    Snatchin' It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Can't Leave Your Love
    Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham
    and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection 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 The Best Of Clarence Carter. 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 and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, 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, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel
    this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed
    release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.


    Can You Just Slip Away

    1. Slip Away
    2. I Smell a Rat
    3. Too Weak to Fight
    4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
    5. Snatching It Back
    6. Patches
    7. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
    8. Funky Fever
    9. Doin' Our Thing
    10. The Feeling Is Right
    11. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
    12. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Clarence Carter
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  • The Best Of King Curtis The Best Of King Curtis Quick View

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    The Best Of King Curtis

    Limited Anniversary Edition


    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably From The Atco Records Stereophonic Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    King Curtis will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the 60's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed musicians during his short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new generation of musicians and fans, King Curtis forever reigns as one of soul's pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him, Curtis Owsley (King Curtis) had the necessary ingredients of stellar musicianship and songwriting acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres.


    King Curtis created some of his greatest sides ever for ATCO Records, where he spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and funkiest soul music ever waxed. In 1968, he was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best of King Curtis." This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles and stellar album staples continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four decades since!


    "The Best of King Curtis" features a heavy menu of his finest moments like the funk infused "Harper Valley P.T.A." and Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her", the definitive balladry of Ben E. King's "Spanish Harlem", and of course his chart toppers "Ode To Billie Joe" "Soul Serenade" and a definitive tribute to his friend Otis Redding with "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" which truly opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    This 1968 Greatest Hits 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 The Best Of King Curtis. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    To further enhance your listening enjoyment, we have also included the original artwork elements by Loring Eutemey and the classic photo of King Curtis by Stephen Paley.


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

    1. Harper Valley P.T.A
    2. Ode To Billy Joe
    3. Soul Serenade
    4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    5. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
    6. Memphis Soul Stew
    7. Spanish Harlem
    8. Jump Back
    9. Something On Your Mind
    10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    11. Makin' Hey
    12. I Was Made To Love Her
    King Curtis
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  • Ella: Accentuate The Positive Ella: Accentuate The Positive Quick View

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    Ella: Accentuate The Positive

    Violinist Regina Carter celebrates the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald.

    A hundred years after her birth, there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from listening to Ella Fitzgerald. But that's not the only takeaway that Regina Carter has gleaned from Ella's storied career. On her new album, Ella: Accentuate the Positive, the virtuoso violinist reveals the many aspects of Fitzgerald that have influenced her own remarkable path in music. That translates to an album that avoids the more obvious song choices in favor of more obscure though no less rewarding tunes from deep inside Ella's bountiful catalogue. Instead of trying to echo Fitzgerald's own choices and arrangements, or attempting the near-impossible task of evoking her beloved voice on the violin, Carter has done what has always set her apart - followed her own dauntless instincts, resulting in a singular new take on both familiar and hidden classics.

    Carter's enchantment with Ella Fitzgerald continued from childhood into adulthood and she grew to realize how much technique and virtuosity were involved in producing a sound so warm and inviting. The ability to spark that connection was central to Carter's choice of songs for Ella: Accentuate the Positive. From the gospel-tinged performance on the opening Ac-cen-tchu-ate the Positive to the airily funky arrangement of Crying in the Chapel and the bluesy take on I'll Never Be Free that sets the tone for the slinky groove of All My Live.

    Regina Carter draws from a diverse well of influences that include classical, jazz, Motown swing, funk, and world music among others. Over a span of more than two decades, she has established herself as an enduring and creative force in jazz, thanks to a string of highly acclaimed solo and collaborative recordings, a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship and a relentless tour schedule that has taken her to all corners of the globe. She has performed with a variety of high-profile jazz and pop artists including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige, Billy Joel, Dolly Parton, Max Roach and Oliver Lake. A master of improvisational jazz violin, Carter's performances highlight the often overlooked potential of the jazz violin for its lyric, melodic and percussive potential.

    LP 1
    1. Ac-cent-tchu-ate The Positive
    2. Crying In The Chapel
    3. I'll Never Be Free
    4. All My Life


    LP 2
    1. Dedicated To You
    2. Reach For Tomorrow
    3. Undecided
    4. Judy
    5. I'll Chase The Blues Away

    Regina Carter
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  • The Best of Donny Hathaway The Best of Donny Hathaway Quick View

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    The Best of Donny Hathaway


    The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.


    Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.


    Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack


    Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
    70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
    short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
    generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
    pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
    Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
    acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres


    Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
    spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
    ever waxed.


    In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
    The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
    and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
    Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
    continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
    decades since!


    The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
    the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
    and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
    opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
    his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
    holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
    of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
    This 1978 Greatest Hits 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 The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
    from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" 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 Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
    Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information 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, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
    Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
    audiophile vinyl fans.


    Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free

    1. You Were Meant For Me
    2. A Song For You
    3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    4. Someday We'll All Be Free
    5. Giving Up
    6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    7. The Ghetto
    8. Valdez In The Country
    9. This Christmas
    Donny Hathaway
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    Beulah

    Beulah. It's a small, complicated word with a tangle of meanings.


    It's the title of John Paul White's new album, his first in nearly a decade, a remarkably and assuredly diverse collection spanning plaintive folk balladry, swampy southern rock, lonesome campfire songs, and dark acoustic pop. Gothic and ambitious, with a rustic, lived-in sound, it's a meditation on love curdling into its opposite, on recrimination defining relationships, on hope finally filtering through doubt.


    Beulah is also a White family nickname. "It's a term of endearment around our house," White explains, "like you would call someone 'Honey.' My dad used to call my little sister Beulah, and I call my daughter Beulah. It's something I've always been around."


    Beulah is also something much loftier. For the poet and painter William Blake, Beulah was a place deep in the collective spiritual unconscious. "I won't pretend to be the smartest guy in the world," says White, "but I dig a lot of what he's written. Beulah was a place you could go in your dreams. You could go there in meditation, to relax and heal and center B photo credit: Allister Ann 119 west 57th street, penthouse north, new york, ny 10019 t 212.741.1000 www.sacksco.com SACKS A CO. N D yourself. It wasn't a place you could stay, but you came back to the world in a better state."


    And perhaps the music on this album originated in that "pleasant lovely Shadow where no dispute can come." According to White, the songs came to him unbidden-and not entirely welcome. "When these songs started popping into my head, I had been home for a while and I was perfectly happy. I wasn't looking for songs. I didn't know whether any would pop back in my head again, and I was honestly okay with that. I'm a very happy father and husband, and I love where I live. I love working with artists for a label that I think is doing good work."


    Far from the grind and glamour of Nashville-where he worked for years as a working songwriter before stepping into the spotlight himself-White settled in his hometown of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, a wellspring of gritty Southern rock and soul since the 1960s. Together with Alabama Shakes keyboard player Ben Tanner and Shoals native Will Trapp, he founded and runs Single Lock Records, a local indie label that has released records by some of the Yellowhammer State's finest, including Dylan LeBlanc, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, and legendary songwriter and keyboard player Donnie Fritts. The label is based in a small ranch house a stone's throw from White's own home, which would come in handy when those songs started invading his head.


    "Honestly, I tried to avoid them, but then I realized the only way I was going to get rid of them was if I wrote them down. I got my phone out and I'd sing these little bits of melody, then put it away and move on. But eventually I got to a place where it was a roar in my head, and that pissed me off." Due to his experiences as a gun-for-hire in Nashville, White was reluctant to romanticize the creative process, to turn it into a spiritual pursuit. "Then one day I told my wife I think I'm going to go write a song. She was as surprised as I was. I went and wrote probably eight songs in three days. It was like turning on a faucet."


    Most artists would kill for such a downpour, but White was wary of the consequences. He knew that writing songs would lead to recording them, which would result in releasing them, and that means touring and leaving home for weeks at a time. "As soon as I write a song, I start thinking what other people might think of it. I've talked to friends about this: What is it about us that makes us do that? Why can't I just sit on my back porch and sing these songs out into the ether? I don't have an answer for it yet, but I think it's just part of who I am. I need that reaction. I need to feel like I'm moving someone in a good way or in a bad way. I need to feel like there's a connection."


    White threw himself into the project, no longer the reluctant songwriter but a craftsman determined to make the best album possible-to do these songs justice. He cut several songs at the renowned FAME Studios in his hometown, where Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, the Allmans, the Osmonds, Bobbie Gentry, Arthur Conley, and Clarence Carter recorded some of their most popular hits.


    One product of those sessions is "What's So," which introduces itself by way of a fire-andbrimstone riff, as heavy as a guilty conscience-the kind of riff you wouldn't be surprised to hear on a Sabbath album. But White's vocals are gritty and soulful, a product of the Shoals, almost preacherly as he sings about earthly and eternal damnation: "Sell your damn soul or get 119 west 57th street, penthouse north, new york, ny 10019 t 212.741.1000 www.sacksco.com SACKS A CO. N D right with the man, keep treading water as long as you can," he exhorts the listener. "But before you do, you must understand that you don't get above your raisin'." It's the heaviest moment on the record, perhaps the darkest in White's career.


    At the other end of the spectrum is "The Martyr," one of the catchiest tunes White has ever penned. The spryness of the melody imagines Elliott Smith wandering the banks of the Tennessee River, yet the song is shot through with a pervasive melancholy as White wrestles with his own demons. "Keep falling on your sword, sink down a little more," he sings over a dexterous acoustic guitar theme. This is not, however, a song about some unnamed person, but rather a pained self-diagnosis: "These are the wounds that I will not let heal, the ones that I deserve and seem so real." White knows he's playing the martyr, but he leaves the song hauntingly open-ended, as though he isn't sure what to do with this epiphany beyond putting it in a song.


    The rest of Beulah was recorded in the Single Lock offices/studio near White's home. "I can be more relaxed about the process. We can all just sit there and talk about records or baseball without feeling like someone's standing over our shoulders. That's a big deal to me, not to feel pressured. And I'm only about twenty yards away from home, so I can walk over and throw a baseball with my kids or make dinner with my wife."


    Some of the quieter-but no less intense-songs on Beulah were created in that environment, including the ominously erotic opener "Black Leaf" and the Southern gothic love song "Make You Cry." As he worked, a distinctive and intriguing aesthetic began to grow clearer and clearer, one based in austere arrangements and plaintive moods. These are songs with empty spaces in them, dark corners that could hold ghosts or worse. "There were certain moments when Ben and I would finish up a song, listen back to it, and think how in the world did we get here. But that's just what the songs ask for. These are the sounds in my head. This is the sound of me thinking and living and breathing and doing."


    Once White had everything assembled and sequenced, it was time to give the album a title, to wrap everything up for the listener. Beulah stuck-not only because of family history or Blake, but because White realized that making music was his own trip to Beulah. "If you had to sum up what music is for most people in this world, it's that. It's that escape. It's that refuge. You go there and you come back and you use that to help you with your life. You always have that as a place to go."

    1. Black Leaf
    2. What's So
    3. The Once And Future Queen
    4. Make You Cry
    5. Fight For You
    6. Hope I Die
    7. I've Been Over This Before (Feat. The Secret Sisters)
    8. The Martyr
    9. Hate The Way You Love Me
    10. I'll Get Even
    John Paul White
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  • Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack Quick View

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    Waiting To Exhale Soundtrack

    Masterfully Produced And All But One Track Written By Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds


    Featured R&B Divas Old School (Aretha Franklin, Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan) And New School (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige)


    Released In Purple Vinyl (Whitney Houston's Favorite Color)


    Waiting to Exhale was a phenomenon on so many levels. First, it was a literary phenomenon, as the 1992 novel launched author Terry McMillan to superstardom. Then, when the feature film based on the book was released in 1995, it became a broader cultural phenomenon-a mainstream Hollywood film focusing on the lives of four African-American women was a genuinely revolutionary act at the time. And, finally, it was a musical phenomenon, as its soundtrack seamlessly blended female R&B divas new school (Whitney Houston, Brandy, Mary J. Blige, etc.) and old school (Aretha Franklin, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan) in a masterful suite of songs composed and produced by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds.


    Critical and commercial reaction to the soundtrack was over the top; The New York Times deemed the album one of the Top Ten releases of the year, and the record topped the Billboard Pop and R&B charts for five and ten weeks, respectively, spawning the #1 hit singles "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)," "Not Gon' Cry," and "Let It Flow." Yet, because the album came out in 1995 at the height of the CD era, Waiting to Exhale never came out on LP in the U.S., and was released in Europe as a low-budget 2-LP set with both records stuffed inside a single album jacket pocket.


    Now, Real Gone Music is releasing this landmark '90s R&B album on vinyl in America for the first time in a limited edition (of 1000) gatefold double-LP package sporting a luminous photo of the movie's four principal actors (Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Lela Rochon, and Loretta Devine) on the inside spread and pristine vinyl pressed in purple (Whitney's favorite color).


    Gently pulsating and seductive, Waiting to Exhale is Babyface's masterpiece, one of the great make-out records of all time; now you can get that slow jam groove in the grooves!

    LP 1
    1. Exhale (Shoop Shoop) - Whitney Houston
    2. Why Does It Hurt So Bad - Whitney Houston
    3. Let It Flow - Toni Braxton
    4. It Hurts Like Hell - Aretha Franklin
    5. Sittin' Up In My Room - Brandy
    6. This Is How It Works - TLC
    7. Not Gon' Cry - Mary J. Blige
    8. My Funny Valentine - Chaka Khan


    LP 2
    1. And I Gave My Love To You - Sonja Marie
    2. All Night Long - SWV
    3. All Night Long - Chante Moore
    4. My Love, Sweet Love - Patti LaBelle
    5. Kissing You - Faith Evans
    6. Love Will Be Waiting At Home - For Real
    7. How Could You Call Her Baby - Shanna
    8. Count On Me - Whitney Houston & CeCe Winans

    Various Artists
    $35.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Forrest Gump (20th Anniversary Soundtrack) (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray, Then Plated At RTI


    First Pressing Is On An 'All-American' Limited Edition And Hand-Numbered 3x 180 Gram Colored Vinyl LPs: Red, White And Blue


    Vinyl Made In America At United Record Pressing Plant


    Triple Panel Gatefold Jacket. Matte Paper Finish With Spot UV


    Three Matte 11x11'' Full Color Inserts


    To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the motion picture Forrest Gump, we're proud to announce the first ever North American vinyl pressing of the soundtrack. All 32-tracks have been placed across three records to ensure maximum audio-fidelity, in addition to vinyl mastering and lacquers by Kevin Gray, and plating at RTI. The album will be available on 180 Gram ''All American'' Red, White and Blue vinyl LPs, pressed at United Record Pressing in the USA. First pressings will be hand-numbered and limited.


    The 32-song soundtrack from the film was originally released on July 6, 1994. The soundtrack includes songs from Elvis Presley, Fleetwood Mac, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Aretha Franklin, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Three Dog Night, The Byrds, The Doors, The Mamas & the Papas, The Doobie Brothers, Simon & Garfunkel, Bob Seger, and Buffalo Springfield, among others. Music producer Joel Sill reflected on compiling the soundtrack: ''We wanted to have very recognizable material that would pinpoint time periods, yet we didn't want to interfere with what was happening cinematically.'' The two-disc album has a variety of music from the 1950s-1980s performed by American artists. According to Sill, this was due to Zemeckis' request, ''All the material in there is American. Bob (Zemeckis) felt strongly about it. He felt that Forrest wouldn't buy anything but American.''


    Forrest Gump: The Soundtrack is one of the most successful movie soundtrack albums of all time. The album - like the film - instantly captured the heart of America, going into the top 10 of Billboard's Pop Album chart and shipping over 1 million units in its first few weeks of release. This timeless double album of American Classics has since been certified DIAMOND - selling over 6 million copies.


    ''The movie Forrest Gump is about time. A simple man's journey through complicated times. The coming-of-age of a generation and a country. And at the heart of the story is the music. Music that lives with us, always there to remind us of the people, the places, and the events of our time.'' - Robert Zemeckis & Eric Roth

    LP1
    1. Elvis Presley - Hound Dog
    2. Duane Eddy - Rebel Rouser
    3. Clarence ''Frogman'' Henry - (I Don't Know Why) But I Do
    4. The Rooftop Singers - The Walk Right In
    5. Wilson Pickett - Land Of 1000 Dances
    6. Joan Baez - Blowin' In The Wind
    7. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Fortunate Son
    8. The Four Tops - I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)
    9. Aretha Franklin - Respect
    10. Bob Dylan - Rainy Day Women #12 & 35
    11. The Beach Boys - Sloop John B
    12. The Mamas & The Papas - California Dreamin'
    13. Buffalo Springfield - For What It's Worth


    LP2
    1. Jackie DeShannon - What The World Needs Now Is Love
    2. The Doors - Break On Through (To The Other Side)
    3. Simon & Garfunkel - Mrs. Robinson
    4. Jefferson Airplane - Volunteers
    5. The Youngbloods - Let's Get Together
    6. Scott McKenzie - San Francisco (Be Sure To Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair)
    7. The Byrds - Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is A Season)
    8. The Fifth Dimension - Medley: Aquarius / Let The Sunshine In
    9. Harry Nilsson - Everybody's Talkin'
    10. Three Dog Night - Joy To The World
    11. The Supremes - Stoned Love


    LP3
    1. B.J. Thomas - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
    2. Randy Newman - Mr. President (Have Pity On The Working Man)
    3. Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
    4. The Doobie Brothers - The It Keeps You Runnin'
    5. Gladys Knight & The Pips - I've Got To Use My Imagination
    6. Willie Nelson - On The Road Again
    7. Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Against The Wind
    8. Alan Silvestri - Forrest Gump Suite

    Various Artists
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Temporarily out of stock
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