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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett

    The great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock and pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.


    In 1967, Wilson 'The Wicked' Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by Booker T. and The M.G.'s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts for over a year.


    The man 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 his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder and Bryan Ferry, just to name a few.


    Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000 Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This top ten charting 1967 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades, that is until now! Friday Music has announced for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson Pickett.


    Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the high fidelity audiophile domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.

    1. In the Midnight Hour [1965]
    2. I Found a Love [1962]
    3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) [1966]
    4. If You Need Me [1963]
    5. Mustang Sally [1966]
    6. Don't Fight It [1965]
    7. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love [1967]
    8. It's Too Late [1963]
    9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) [1966]
    10. Funky Broadway [1967]
    11. Soul Dance Number Three [1967]
    12. Land of 1000 Dances [1966]
    Wilson Pickett
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  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 Quick View

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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2


    The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation


    Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.


    After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!


    The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."


    The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.


    Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!

    1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    2. Sugar Sugar
    3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
    4. I'm A Midnight Mover
    5. A Man And A Half
    6. Born To Be Wild
    7. She's Lookin' Good
    8. I'm In Love
    9. Hey Joe
    10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
    11. Hey Jude
    12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
    13. I Found A True Love
    Wilson Pickett
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    The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Speakers Corner)

    Wilson Pickett's best years were those when he recorded for Atlantic Records, and he remained convinced of this even after changing to other labels in his later career. Atlantic boss Jerry Wexler took the promising young Gospel singer under his wing and launched him on his rapidly developing career as an unruly soul man. Pickett's aggressiveness, which in his mature years occasionally resulted in him having backstage fights with musicians and managers, are expressed here in strong words and are given further bite by his antagonistic band. Although he lashed out to the full in his emotional, crackling vocal attacks, he never lost control and even his strongest outbursts remained highly musical. His unique, breathless sound and his ferocious efforts to express himself succinctly do not make for easy listening on this superb hit record and for white people, who according to Pickett would never understand soul music anyway, could well present a real challenge. Is this such fascinating music that you become dumbstruck? Very possibly, as critic Joachim von Mengershausen writes: »His voice is hard, aggressive and strained; it hardly binds the tones together, chops up the phrases, blurts out the essentials - Pickett has eliminated all the Uncle-Tom warmth in soul and has virtually rocked it away.«

    Musicians:



    • Wilson Pickett (vocal)

    • Spooner Oldham (piano, organ)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • Floyd Newman (bassoon)

    • Gene Miller, Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Jimmy R. Johnson, Chips Moman (guitar)

    • Junior Lowe (bass)

    • Roger Hawkins (drums)





    Recording: 1967 at Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals (Alabama, USA), by Rick Hall & Tom Dowd

    Production: Jerry Wexler





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



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



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



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

    1. Soul Dance Number Three

    2. Funky Broadway
    3. I Need A Lot Of Loving Every Day
    4. I Found A Love, Part 1
    5. I Found A Love, Part 2
    6. You Can't Stand Alone
    7. Mojo Mamma
    8. I Found The One
    9. Something Within Me
    10. I'm Sorry About That
    11. Love Is A Beautiful Thing
    Wilson Pickett
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    Wicked Pickett

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    Wicked Pickett (1966) is a fabulous Soul album, done when Pickett was in the midst of his best period at Atlantic. The album has everything - great songs, wonderful production and arrangements, and a hungry, galvanizing Wilson Pickett hollering, screaming, shouting, and soaring on anything he covered, from ballads to uptempo dance and midtempo wailers.


    Containing the hits Mustang Sally, Sunny, Dan Penn's You Left The Water Running and the classic Knock On Wood, this is a must have album for everyone with a craving for Soul, Soul, and more Soul!

    1. Mustang Sally
    2. New Orleans
    3. Sunny
    4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    5. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    6. She Ain't Gonna Do Right
    7. Knock On Wood
    8. Time Is On My Side
    9. Up Tight Good Woman
    10. You Left The Water Running
    11. Three Time Loser
    12. Nothing You Can Do
    Wilson Pickett
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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

    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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    The Best of Donny Hathaway (Awaiting Repress)


    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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    The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s

    The Original Atlantic Soul Masters 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues..


    As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school. It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.s.


    This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald Duck Dunn on bass went on to record a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history! With chart topping soul rockers like Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.


    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s for the first time on 180g Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.


    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like Mo Onions, Slim Jenkins Place and Soul Dressing. Plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals Groovin and George Gershwins Summertime.


    They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian. This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson PickettThe Best Of Wilson Pickett and Solomon BurkeThe Best Of Solomon Burke.


    1. Hip Hug-Her

    2. Slim Jenkins Place
    3. Green Onions

    4. Soul Dressing

    5. Jelly Bread

    6. Groovin

    7. Mo Onions

    8. Summertime

    9. Boot-leg

    10. Cant Be Still

    11. Tic-Tac-Toe

    12. Red, Beans And Rice

    Booker T. & The MG's
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    Fly Me To The Moon

    1968's Fly Me To The Moon was Womack's first solo long-player, after a decade of forging a singular path as R&B morphed into soul music, first with the Sam Cooke-sponsored Valentinos, and subsequently as a songwriter and guitarist for the likes of Wilson Pickett. Indeed, the album features Womack's version of Pickett's 'Midnight Mover,' along with very groovy interpretations of 'California Dreamin'' (a small hit at the time),' 'Moonlight In Vermont,' and the title cut. But it is the singers own superlative material - 'What Is This,' 'Somebody Special,' 'Take Me' - that shines best on this fantastic debut, produced by the estimable Chips Moman at his American Studios facility in Memphis, utilizing one of the finest session crews in southern soul.
    1. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    2. Baby! You Oughta Think It Over
    3. I'm A Midnight Mover
    4. What Is This
    5. Somebody Special
    6. Take Me
    7. Moonlight In Vermont
    8. Love, The Time Is Now
    9. I'm In Love
    10. California Dreamin'
    11. No Money In My Pocket
    12. Lillie Mae
    Bobby Womack
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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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    Elvis At Stax

    1973 was a crucial year in the career of Elvis Presley. Riding high on the success of Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, which was seen by over 1 BILLION people, Elvis did something remarkable. He chose to take control of his own business. He sold his future royalties to RCA and he started a new publishing company. No one would tell him what to do ever again.


    Elvis decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf - at the red-hot STAX, the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. He assembled the very best musicians in town - members of The
    MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reect his new path. Such
    songs as "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" and "Loving Arms" demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.


    The STAX material, an amazing chapter of Elvis' career, has never been positioned as a whole
    body of work. Until now.

    LP 1
    1. Promised Land
    2. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
    3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    4. Raised On Rock
    5. Help Me
    6. I Got A Feelin' In My Body (take 4)
    7. For Ol' Times Sake (take 4)
    8. Talk About The Good Times (take 3)
    9. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 8)


    LP 2
    1. You Asked Me To (take 3A)
    2. Loving Arms (take 2) (03:03)
    3. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming (take 4)
    4. Spanish Eyes (take 2)
    5. It's Midnight (take 7)
    6. Find Out What's Happening (takes 8-7)
    7. Three Corn Patches

    Elvis Presley
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    Elvis At Stax

    Import

    Riding high on the success of Aloha From Hawaii, Elvis did something remarkable. He decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf - Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX - the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. Elvis assembled the very best musicians in town - members of Booker T. and The MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reect his new path. Such songs as "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" and "Loving Arms" demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.


    The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work - but is an amazing chapter of Elvis' career. With the Elvis At Stax release, all of this material is collected for the rst time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn't have the known hits, tells a great story.

    LP1
    1. Promised Land
    2. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
    3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    4. Raised On Rock
    5. Help Me
    6. I Got A Feelin' In My Body
    7. For Ol' Times Sake
    8. Talk About The Good Times
    9. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues


    LP2
    1. You Asked Me To
    2. Loving Arms
    3. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
    4. Spanish Eyes
    5. It's Midnight
    6. Find Out What's Happening
    7. Three Corn Patches
    8. My Boy

    Elvis Presley
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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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
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The New Scene Of King Curtis (Out Of Stock)

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    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 Temporarily out of stock
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