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The 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions (Pre-Order)Brand New Collection Compiling All Of Bettye's 1972 Muscle Shoals Sessions On One Vinyl Release For The First Time-most Of These Tracks Are Making Their Debut On Vinyl
Includes 2 Bonus Singles
180-Gram Vinyl LP Pressed At Record Industry In The Netherlands
Includes A Single Pocket, Tip-On Stoughton Sleeve With New Artwork And Liner Notes
Individually Numbered And Limited To One Pressing
Bettye Lavette-born Betty Jo Haskins, from Detroit, Michigan-is easily one of the most
important yet sometimes overlooked soul singer/songwriter of all time. She made her first
record at the age of 16 in 1962 when she was signed by local Detroit record producer Johnnie
Mae Matthews and recorded the single "My Man-He's A Lovin' Man," which became a Top
Ten R&B hit after Atlantic Records bought distribution rights. Its success led to a tour with
Clyde McPhatter, Ben E. King, Barbara Lynn and Otis Redding. She recorded the Wreich
Holloway-written song, "Let Me Down Easy," on Calla Records in 1965 and became a chart
hit (#48), leading to a brief stint with the James Brown Revue. After recording more singles
for local Detroit labels, Lavette signed to Silver Fox in 1969 and recorded a handful of songs,
including two Top 40 R&B Hits: "He Made A Woman Out Of Me" and "Do Your Duty," both
produced by Lelan Rogers and featuring the Memphis studio musicians who later became
known as the Dixie Flyers.
In 1972, Bettye signed with Atlantic/Atco and was sent to the famed Muscle Shoals Sound
Studios in Alabama to record a full-length album. Produced by Brad Shapiro and featuring
the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, the album was supposed to originally be titled as Child
of the Seventies but Atco chose to shelve the project at the time. Years later, after Bettye
played her own personal recordings of the sessions for French soul music collector, Gilles
Petard, he chased down the master recordings at Atlantic Records where they were thought
to have been destroyed in a fire. In 1999 after obtaining the masters, he licensed the material
and released it on CD in 2000 as Souvenirs through his Art and Soul label (Rhino Handmade
would later reissue Child of the Seventies on CD with previously unreleased 1973 tracks).
The album helped to spark renewed interest in Lavette and in 2003, A Woman Like Me, was
released and won the 2004 W.C Handy Award for "Comeback Blues Album of the Year."
Lavette then signed to the Rosebud Agency and was brought to the attention of Andy Kaulkin
at ANTI Records who signed her to a 3-album deal. The first project was produced by Joe
Henry and featured an album of songs written entirely by women: I've Got My Own Hell To
Raise was successful in helping to raise awareness of Bettye and was on many critics' Best of
2005 lists. Since her release on ANTI, she has gone on to many accomplishments, including
receiving a Pioneer Award from the Rhythm and Blues Foundation in 2006, A Blues Music
Award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Singer in 2008 and another Blues Music Award
in 2016 for Soul Blues Female Artist of the Year.1. It Ain't Easy
2. If I Can't Be Your Woman
3. Fortune Teller
4. Your Time To Cry
5. Soul Tambourine
6. All The Black and White Children
7. Our Own Love Song
8. Ain't Nothing Gonna Change Me
9. Outside Woman
10. The Stealer
11. My Love Is Showing
13. Heart of Gold**
14. You'll Wake Up Wiser**
**Bonus single recorded in Detroit, 1972$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Scene Of The CrimeShips September 25thTake Me Like I Am (Still Want To Be Your Baby)
You Don't Know Me At All
Somebody Pick Up My Pieces
They Call It Love
Talking Old Soldiers
Before The Money Came (Battle Of Bettye LaVette)
I Guess We Shouldn't Talk About That Now$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress)One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.
There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.
Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'
But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.
In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
2. Walkin Up The Road
3. Anti Love Song
4. Your Man My Man
5. Ooh Yeah
6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
7. Game Is My Middle Name
8. In The Meantime$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Do Your DutyPrior to her recent rediscovery by a new generation of admirers, Detroit-bred soul diva Bettye LaVette spent nearly four decades building a thrilling body of music that her new fans now have the pleasure of discovering. For many longtime LaVette devotees, her recordings for the Silver Fox label, and its parent company SSS International, rank with the artists finest work. Do Your Duty collects the 11 classic solo sides that LaVette cut for Silver Fox and SSS in 1969 and 1970, including her beloved R&B hits He Made a Woman Out of Me and Do Your Duty.1. My Train's Comin' In
2. Do Your Duty
3. Love Made a Fool of Me
4. At the Mercy of a Man
5. Piece of My Heart
6. Easier to Say Than Do
7. He Made a Woman Out of Me
8. Nearer to You
9. We Got to Slip Around
10. Iï¿½m In Love
11. Games People Play$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Things Have Changed (Awaiting Repress)For her tenth album and first album on a major label in nearly fifty years, legendary soul singer Bettye LaVette takes
on the songs of Bob Dylan with the grit and experience that makes her one of the greatest soul singers alive. Things
Have Changed is a masterpiece of interpretation of one of the greatest songwriters alive, by one of the greatest soul
singers alive. Produced by Steve Jordan, the album spans Dylan's catalog and features guest appearances by
Keith Richards and Trombone Shorty.LP 1
1. Things Have Changed
2. It Ain't Me Babe
3. Political World (feat. Keith Richards)
4. Don't Fall Apart On Me Tonight
5. Seeing the Real You
6. Mama You've Been On My Mind
1. Ain't Talkin'
2. Times They are A - Changin'
3. What Was It You Wanted (feat. Trombone Shorty)
4. Emotionally Yours
5. Do Right To Me Baby (Do Unto Others)
6. Going, Going, Gone$25.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Columbia Years 1968-1969All Tracks Previously Unreleased (Except Track B5/8)
Production By Miles Davis & Teo Macero
Featuring Performances From Hugh Masekela, Mitch Mitchell (Jimi Hendrix Experience), John Mclaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Harvey Brooks, Wayne Shorter, Billy Cox (Band Of Gypsys), Larry Young, And Members Of The Jazz Crusaders
Remastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes
New Interviews, Rare Photos, And Unseen Historical Documents From The Teo Macero Archive
One can hardly imagine Prince, Erykah Badu, or Outkast without the influence of Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music. Betty penned the song ''Uptown'' for The Chambers Brothers and wrote the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending DIY ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal. In 1968, she married Miles Davis and quickly influenced him on the magic of psychedelic rock along with introducing him to Jimi Hendrix-personally inspiring the classic album, Bitches Brew.
Miles and Betty fans have long debated the truth of a near mythological session recorded in Studios B and E at Columbia's 52nd Street Studios on May 14th and 20th, 1969. The landmark session was produced by Miles and Teo Macero and featured Betty on vocals, accompanied by Jimi Hendrix Experience drummer Mitch Mitchell, guitarist John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock on keys, and Dylan/Miles session bassist Harvey Brooks. Other players included bassist Billy Cox (Band of Gypsys), saxophonist Wayne Shorter, and organist Larry Young. Now, Light In The Attic, with full support from Betty herself, presents these recordings to the public for the very first time. These historic sessions-never heard, never bootlegged-predate Miles' revolutionary album, Bitches Brew, and are the true birth of Miles' jazz-rock explorations, along with the roots for Betty's groundbreaking funk that came years later, starting with her self-titled debut in 1973. While, ultimately, these recordings would go unreleased for nearly half a century, they would greatly shape each of their careers.
The vibe is intrinsically unique, fresh, and futuristic-jazz heavyweights playing psychedelia, rock, and jazz-fusion long before the term became commonplace. The songs include Betty originals and covers of classics by Creedence and Cream. The concepts explored on these previously unheard sessions fueled concepts that wouldn't be fully realized until years later with Miles' seminal On The Corner.
Additionally, included here is the first time rerelease of a 1968 Columbia single, recorded in October 1968 at Columbia Studios in Los Angeles. The session was produced by Jerry Fuller and featured South African maverick Hugh Masekela on trumpet and arrangements, plus members of jazz-funk pioneers The Crusaders-including trombonist Wayne Henderson and pianist Joe Sample. Two of the three tracks included here from this session are previously unreleased.
This deluxe package is a treasure trove for both Betty and Miles fans, including rare documents from the pen of co-producer Teo Macero, rarely seen photos from legendary photographer Baron Wolman, and new interviews with Mrs. Davis herself, Harvey Brooks, and Hugh Masekela-the entire project overseen with Betty's full blessing.1. Hangin' Out
2. Politician Man
3. Down Home Girl
4. Born On The Bayou
5. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 1)
6. I'm Ready, Willing & Able (Take 9)
7. It's My Life (Alternate Take)
8. Live, Love, Learn
9. My Soul Is Tired$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
They Say I'm DifferentBetty Davis' 1974 sophomore album They Say I'm Different features a worthy-of-framing futuristic cover challenging David Bowie's science fiction funk with real rocking soul-fire, kicked off with the savagely sexual ''Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him'' (later sampled by Ice Cube). Her follow up is full of classic cuts like ''Don't Call Her No Tramp'' and the hilarious, hard, deep funk of ''He Was A Big Freak.''
Deluxe vinyl pressing housed in old school tip-on gatefold jacket1. Shoo-B-Doop and Cop Him
2. He Was a Big Freak
3. Your Mama Wants Ya Back
4. Don't Call Her No Tramp
5. Git In There
6. They Say I'm Different
7. 70's Blues
8. Special People$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
DedicatedAn All Star Tribute To Doo Wop Legends The 5 Royales
As the original guitarist of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Steve Cropper has had a storied career. Voted one of Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time', Cropper has worked with blues legends such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and the Blues Brothers Band.
His debut album on 429 Records is a tribute to R&B and doo wop act, The 5 Royales. The collection features reworked versions of the group's most enduring songs, and includes duets with Lucinda Williams, Steve Winwood, BB King, Bettye LeVette, John Popper, Sharon Jones, Brian May and others.1. 30 Second Lover (ft. Steve Winwood)
2. Don't Be Ashamed (ft. Bettye LaVette & Willie Jones)
3. Baby Don't Do It (ft. BB King & Shemekia Copeland)
4. Dedicated to the One I Love (ft. Lucinda Williams & Dan Penn)
5. My Sugar Sugar (ft. John Popper)
6. Right Around the Cornet (ft. Delbert McClinton)
7. Help Me Somebody (instrumental)
8. I Do (ft. Brian May)
9. Messin' Up (ft. Sharon Jones)
10. Say It (ft. Bettye LaVette)
11. Slummer the Slum (ft. Buddy Miller)
12. Someone Made You for Me (ft. Dan Penn)
13. Think (instrumental)
14. Come On & Save Me (ft. Dylan LeBlanc & Sharon Jones)
15. When I Get Like This (ft. Lucinda Williams$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Is It Love Or DesireLegendary '70s R&B diva Betty Davis is currently in the midst of a long-overdue resurgence, and with good reason. The charismatic funk/soul iconoclast's vintage work retains a timeless blend of sex and substance that establishes Davis as both a musical visionary and a world-class badass.
The current resurgence of interest in Davis' classic work makes Sundazed Music's vinyl release of Is It Love or Desire a timely one indeed. Recorded in 1976, following the artist's landmark albums Betty Davis, They Say I'm Different and Nasty Gal, Is It Love or Desire was unexpectedly shelved. The artist retreated from the spotlight soon after, and Is It Love or Desire remained unheard by the public for more than three decades. It has never been released or even bootlegged until now.
Finally available to Davis' still growing fan base, Is It Love or Desire is a revelation. Recorded at Louisiana's remote Studio in the Country with Davis' skintight band Funk House, the ten-song album contains some of the most powerful and personal music of the artist's career, with such titles as It's So Good, Whorey Angel and Crashin' From Passion ranking with Davis' most memorable work.
This first-ever vinyl edition of Is It Love or Desire maintains Sundazed's usual exacting quality standards. Mastered from the original analog tapes, the album is pressed on high-quality, high definition 180g vinyl and features new cover art and previously unseen photos.1. Is It Love or Desire
2. It's So Good
3. Whorey Angel
4. Crashin' From Passion
5. When Romance Says Goodbye
6. Bottom of the Barrel
7. Stars Starve, You Know
8. Let's Get Personal
9. Bar Hoppin'
10. For My Man$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Now It's My Turn (Pure Pleasure)Arguably the most adventurous female jazz singer of all time, Betty Carter was an idiosyncratic stylist and a restless improviser who pushed the limits of melody and harmony as much as any bebop horn player. The husky-voiced Carter was capable of radical, off-the-cuff re-workings of whatever she sang, abruptly changing tempos and dynamics, or rearranging the lyrics into distinctive, off-the-beat rhythmic patterns. She could solo for 20 minutes, scat at lightning speed, or drive home an emotion with wordless, bluesy moans and sighs. She wasn't quite avant-garde, but she was definitely 'out'. Yet as much as Carter was fascinated by pure, abstract sound, she was also a sensitive lyric interpreter when she chose, a tender and sensual ballad singer sometimes given to suggestive asides. Her wild unpredictability kept her marginalized for much of her career, and she never achieved the renown of peers like Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, or Carmen McRae. What was more, her exacting musical standards and assertive independence limited her recorded output somewhat. But Carter stuck around long enough to receive her proper due; her unwillingness to compromise eventually earned her the respect of the wider jazz audience, and many critics regarded her as perhaps the purest jazz singer active in the '80s and '90s.
- Betty Carter (vocal)
- John Hicks (piano)
- Walter Booker (bass)
- Unknown (drums)
Recording: March and June 1976 at Sound Ideas Studio C by Joe Ferla
Production: Fred Bailin
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.1. Music Maestro, Please
2. Swing Brother Swing
3. I Was Telling Him About You
4. Wagon Wheels
5. New Blues (You Purr)
6. Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love
7. Making Dreams Come True
8. Open the Door
9. Just Friends
10. Star Eyes
11. No More Words$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Betty's Self-Rising Southern Blends Vol. 3Chris Robinson Brotherhood's acclaimed live album series, 'Betty's Blends,' returns with 'Volume 3: Self-Rising, Southern Blends.' Recorded and mixed live from the soundboard by legendary Grateful Dead archivist and recording engineer Betty Cantor Jackson, this latest edition captures the CRB on a Southern swing through Atlanta, Raleigh and Charleston in November 2015.
The 3-LP/2-CD set includes original staple CRB material like Clear Blue Sky, Roan County Banjo and "Oak Apple Day," but focuses on the band's sprawling selection of cover material ranging from Allen Toussaint's "Get Out Of My Life Woman" to the Leiber/Stoller classic "I'm A Hog For You," Bob Dylan's "She Belongs To Me" to the Slim Harpo rarity "The Music's Hot." It also marks the first release in the series with current CRB drummer, Tony Leone. In Robinson's own words, "With Betty, we trust her sonic sensibilities and give her the space and freedom to do what the woman does, and what she does is beautiful and unique. It's the stuff rock n' roll dreams and recordings are made of. Viva la Betty!"1. I Ain't Hiding
2. Got Love If You Want It
3. Clear Blue Sky
4. The Music's Hot
5. Roan County Banjo
6. I'm A Hog For You
7. Oak Apple Day
8. Get Out Of My Life Woman
9. Honeysuckle Interlude
11. Tales Of Thunder Teeth
12. Girl I Love
13. She Belongs To Me$69.99Vinyl LP + 2 CD - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
GratefulGrateful is the tenth studio album by American music producer DJ Khaled, set for release via Epic Records. The album features guest appearances from a wide array of artists, including Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, Migos, Chance the Rapper, Nicki Minaj, Kodak Black, Alicia Keys, BeyoncÉ, Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rihanna, Sizzla, Mavado, Nas, Calvin Harris and Betty Wright, among others.LP 1
1. (Intro) I'm so Grateful (feat. Sizzla)
2. Shining (feat. BeyoncÉ & JAY Z)
3. To the Max (feat. Drake)
4. Wild Thoughts (feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller)
5. I'm the One (feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne)
6. On Everything (feat. Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Big Sean)
7. It's Secured (feat. Nas & Travis Scott)
8. Interlude (Hallelujah) (Betty Wright)
9. Nobody (feat. Alicia Keys & Nicki Minaj)
10. I Love You so Much (feat. Chance the Rapper)
11. Don't Quit (with Calvin Harris feat. Travis Scott & Jeremih)
1. I Can't Even Lie (feat. Future & Nicki Minaj)
2. Down for Life (feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, Future, Travis Scott, Rick Ross & Kodak Black)
3. Major Bag Alert (feat. Migos)
4. Good Man (feat. Pusha T & Jadakiss)
5. Billy Ocean (feat. Fat Joe & Raekwon)
6. Pull a Caper (feat. Kodak Black, Gucci Mane & Rick Ross)
7. That Range Rover Came With Steps (feat. Future & Yo Gotti)
8. Iced Out My Arms ( feat. Future, Migos, 21 Savage & T.I.)
9. Whatever (feat. Future, Young Thug, Rick Ross & 2 Chainz)
10. Interlude (Belly)
11. Unchanging Love (Mavado)
12. Asahd Talk (Thank You Asahd) (Asahd Khaled)$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Limited Direct Metal Mastered 180 gram vinyl LP pressing of this classic album. Wax Time.
Moanin' includes some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. The title selection is a pure tuneful melody stewed in a bluesy shuffle penned by pianist Bobby Timmons, while tenor saxophonist Benny Golson's classy, slowed Along Came Betty and the static, militaristic Blues March will always have a home in the repertoire of every student or professional jazz band.1. Moanin'
2. Are You Real
3. Along Came Betty
4. The Drum Thunder Suite
5. Blues March
6. Come Rain or Come Shine$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
New Moon Daughter
Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
Singer Cassandra Wilson, who has had a rather diverse career that has ranged from the free funk of M-Base to standards à la Betty Carter, has in recent times adopted a folk-oriented style a little reminiscent of Nina Simone. On New Moon Daughter her repertoire ranges from U2 to Son House, from Hoagy Carmichael to Hank Williams (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry); it is certainly the only album ever that contains both the Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville and Strange Fruit.
- Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)LP 1
1. Strange Fruit
2. Love Is Blindness
3. Solomon Sang
4. Death Letter
6. Find Him
7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
1. Last Train To Clarksville
3. A Little Warm Death
5. Harvest Moon
6. 32-20$24.99Vinyl LP Reissue - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Cornell 5/8/77The Grateful Dead played more than 2,000 concerts, but none continues to spark interest and provoke discussion quite like the band's performance at Cornell University's Barton Hall on May 8, 1977. It is one of the most collected, traded, and debated concerts by any band ever, has topped numerous fan polls through the years, and was a favorite of the group's longtime archivist Dick Latvala, who stated: "Enough can't be said about this superb show." Even Uncle Sam got into the act in 2011 when the recording was "deemed so important to the history and culture of the United States" that a copy was added to the Library of Congress' National Recording Registry.
Cornell 5/8/77 was recorded live directly from the soundboards by Betty Cantor-Jackson. After several years the master tapes were seemingly lost for good, but that all changed at the end of 2016. The lost tapes, or lost "Betty boards" as they are commonly known, finally made their way back home to the Grateful Dead vault.LP 1
1. New Minglewood Blues (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)
2. Loser (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)
3. El Paso (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)
4. They Love Each Other (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)
5. Jack Straw (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)
6. Deal (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)
1. Lazy Lightning (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
2. Supplication (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
3. Brown-Eyed Women (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
4. Mama Tried (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
5. Row Jimmy (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
1. Dancing In The Street (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
2. Step Back (Live at Cornell, 5/8/77)
3. Scarlet Begonias (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
4. Fire On The Mountain (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
1. Estimated Prophet (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
2. St. Stephen (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
3. Not Fade Away (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
4. St. Stephen II (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
1. Morning Dew (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77))
2. One More Saturday Night (Live at Barton Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (5/8/77)$119.99Vinyl LP - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Big To-DoATO Records is pleased to commence its relationship with the The Drive-By Truckers beginning with the incomparable rock band's label debut, The Big To-Do. The album is the band's 10th in their thirteen-year career and it features 13 new DBT tracks produced by their long time collaborator, David Barbe (Sugar, Bettye LaVette). Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley continue to handle chief songwriting duties here while bassist Shonna Tucker also contributes two originals. Brad Morgan (drums), John Neff (guitar/pedal steel), and Jay Gonzalez (keyboards) round out the current lineup.
The Big To-Do was recorded in three concentrated sessions during the first part of 2009: ten days in January, five days in March, ten days in May. That added up to 25 songs, a dozen of which sequenced into The Big To-Do. We had it mixed, mastered, and completely done, and Cooley wrote the best song that just needed to be on it, Patterson says with his raspy chuckle. This happens a lot with the Truckers, and it's always a good sign. So we went back in and recorded, mixed, and mastered 'Birthday Boy' pretty much in one fell swoop. Thirteen songs, then.
The balance of the remaining tracks, plus five more they've cut in the interim, will make up the Truckers' next album, which Patterson projects as a quieter affair.
This is, in large part, possible because the Truckers have such a long-standing relationship with David Barbe (ex-Sugar, etc.) and the Athens, GA, studio he calls Chase Park Transduction, which long ago Patterson helped to build so as to earn the right to record there.
It's gotten to where, that day of set-up time to get sounds and levels and all of that takes us about two hours, Patterson says. We can pretty much walk in the door, and we know exactly where to put everything to get that sound, so that's just one less thing to have to think about. I wanted to eliminate the distractions. That clarity of purpose translates into a delicious assortment of Trucker songs themed loosely around crime and (self-) punishment. The Wig He Made Her Wear, Patterson says, is both a true story (as seen on Court TV) and the closest he's come to making the movie he started out to make a decade or more back. The Fourth Night of My Drinking will speak for itself, and This Fucking Job (paired thematically with Cooley's wry Get Downtown) is arguably the most political song the Truckers have made since Living Bubba. Which leaves the deceptive, airy simplicity of Shonna Tucker's You Got Another and (It's Gonna Be) I Told You So to reckon with. We always knew she had that in her, Patterson says, delighted with the emergence of another strong songwriter in the band. It was never a secret. She was writing songs all along. But watching it come out has been a really amazing thing to behold.
Off the road, incidentally, didn't mean out of work. First off, there was the matter of cutting an instrumental album with the legendary Booker T, having previously served as the backing band to the equally legendary soul singer, Bettye Lavette. Potato Hole turned out all right, got a Grammy nod, and Neil Young added his touches separately even though it's pretty much a Truckers effort. But it's what they learned making Potato Hole that counts most. I think doing the Booker album really, really paid off a lot on the musical end of this record, even though stylistically it might not sound anything like that record, says Patterson, and then tells the story.
We made that record in four days, and that included the first day when it was, 'Booker, it's wonderful to meet you!' Maybe the third song we tracked just wasn't going the way he wanted it to go. We weren't quite understanding what he wanted. We were playing it right, but it wasn't right. All the sudden he just stopped the session. He gathered us around, and he told us a story about a Thanksgiving dinner, and the way it smelt in the house, he'd been on the road a long time, and they were all in - cousins and aunts he hadn't seen in several years. He said, 'It's just a day where nothing happens, but it's all really good.'
And we sat down and we played it, and we nailed it. It was like a revelation. We're a lyric-driven band, and our songs generally paint scenes and tell stories based on scenes. He instinctively knew that was how we operated. And I think it taught us a lot about how we operated. Going in and making this record, I could tell a real difference in the way the songs hold up musically. We put a little more care into that side of it than I think we ever did before because of what we learned from him.
...an absorbing hunk of smart, crunchy, guitar-driven music shot through with the bands vivid narratives, balanced storytelling, barroom punch, and Southern accents. Its a set that portrays desperate people trying to survive in these ever more desperate times, with the Truckers joyous pride and spirited attitude warding off any bitter aftertaste. Several songs are sad, and at times depressing, but the moods always point up. As it is for Bruce Springsteen, this blue-collar band not only believes in but preaches rock as salvation, and their iron-clad conviction suggests they wont have it any other way. --Bob Gendron, TONE Audio, Issue 271. Daddy Learned to Fly
2. The Fourth Night of My Drinking
3. Birthday Boy
4. Drag the Lake Charlie
5. The Wig He Made Her Wear
6. You Got Another
7. This Fucking Job
8. Get Downtown
9. After the Scene Dies
10. (It's Gonna Be) I Told You So
11. Santa Fe
12. The Flying Wallendas
13. Eyes Like Glue
14. Girls Who Smoke (vinyl only bonus track)$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Vol. 1 - Tha Carter IIIThe smash hit album, Tha Carter III miracuosly sold over a million copies in its first week of release and it truly showcases Lil Waynes tremendous growth as an artist since the release of his last album, the platinum selling Tha Carter II. A fan of many musical genres, Wayne has chosen a whose who of producers here including Kanye West, Swiss Beats, Cool & Dre and David Banner among others. Guest artists include Jay Z, T-pain, Babyface, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, Static (who tragically passed away a few days after making the video), Robin Thicke and the incomparable Betty Wright.
2007 was a breakthrough year for Cash Money/Universal Superstar artist Lil Wayne. Vibe Magazine named him 'The Best Rrapper Alive,' he was crowned MVP at the 2007 BET Awards beating out hip-hop icons such as Jay-Z and Kanye West, snagged the coveted fan-voted Peoples Champ Award and also won 2008's Viewers Choice Award.1. 3 Peat
2. Mr. Carter (Featuring Jay Z)
3. A Milli
4. Got Money (Featuring T Pain)
5. Comfortable (Featuring Babyface)
6. Phone Home
7. Dr. Carter
8. Tie My Hands (Featuring Robin Thicke)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
King Of The StrollImport
Though well known to his fans as the 'Sheik of the Blues,' thanks to the gigantic private collection of colorful turbans he wore on stage, by the end of 1957 the Atlanta-born Chuck Willis found himself crowned with yet another title, 'The King of the Stroll.' When the new dance step, The Stroll, began sweeping the US, his Betty And Dupree 45 had just been released, making it immediately clear that the groovy, slow tempo type of music to which the Stroll was danced went perfectly with the type of music Chuck Willis was releasing for Okeh Records, such as his irresistible update of C.C. Rider, a classic folk blues performed by Ma Rainey in Atlanta before Willis was even born, along with a plethora of R&B top sellers. These Okeh singles were later collected by Atlantic on this 1958 LP, The King Of The Stroll.1. Betty And Dupree
2. That Train is Gone
3. Love Me Cherry
5. Its Too Late
6. C.C. Rider
7. My Life
8. Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
9. Kansas City Woman
10. Theres Got to be a Way
11. Ease The Pain
12. Thunder And Lightning
13. My Crying Eyes$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sympathique (Awaiting Repress)Sympathique, Pink Martini's wildly popular debut album, was released in 1997. It has gone on to sell 750,000 copies worldwide and has taken the band around the world on tours to the Cannes Film Festival and Europe, Lebanon, Turkey, Japan and Taiwan among other far-flung destinations.
Nominated for Song of the Year and Best New Artist in France's Victoires de la Musique Awards, the album is Platinum in France and Gold in Canada, Switzerland, Greece and Turkey.
Songs from Sympathique appear on numerous music compilations including Starbucks/Hear Music, Buddha Bar, Hotel Costes, West Elm, Façonnable, Putumayo, Nordstrom, Williams-Sonoma and in various films such as In the Cut, Nurse Betty and Josie & the Pussycats, and have been used on television shows such as The Sopranos and The West Wing, among others.1. Amado Mio
2. No Hay Problema
4. QuÉ Será Será
5. La Soledad
6. Donde Estas, Yolanda
8. Song of the Black Lizard
9. Never on Sunday
11. Lullaby$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Mama's Gun is the second studio album by Neo Soul singer Erykah Badu, released in 2000. Recorded at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, the album incorporates Funk, Soul and Jazz styles. Covering themes of insecurity, social issues and personal relationships, Badu delivered a highly intimate and personal album that reached Platinum two months after its release. Mama's Gun features substantial contributions from several members of the Soulquarians outfit, of which Badu was a member. It also features guests such as soul singer Betty Wright and trumpeter Roy Hargrove.
The album contains the single Bag Lady which, with its colorful, artsy music video, shot to #1 on the R&B charts, and also into the Top 10 on the billboard charts. Bag Lady was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and for Best R&B Song. Also the song Didn't Cha Know? was nominated for Best R&B Song.
Rolling Stone magazine applauded her for taking chances the way Stevie Wonder or Nina Simone did in their prime and went on to say she has taken her art to the next level. Entertainment Weekly called the album a '70s soul homage featuring live musicians and a smooth-funk sound that wouldn't be out of place on a CTI record.LP1
1. Penitentiary Philosophy
2. Didn't Cha Know
3. My Life
4. ... & On
6. Hey Sugah
8. Kiss Me On My Neck (Hesi)
9. A.d. 2000
1. Orange Moon
2. In Love With You
3. Bag Lady
4. Time's A Wastin
5. Green Eyes$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
BeingMozart's Sister - the solo project of Montreal's Caila Thompson-Hannant she started back in early 2011 - delights in making glittering, celebratory pop with an underlying strain of brittle, claustrophobic energy. By marrying the accessible with the decidedly off-kilter, she displays a similar vigor and charisma to female contemporaries Grimes and tUnE-yArDs, both of whom too learned their trade among the same fertile hometown scene as her.
Since attracting a ton of buzz for her entrancing live shows and for first EP Hello, Mozart's Sister (aka Caila Thompson-Hannant) has been head-down in her bedroom writing her debut album. For anyone who's been following her work - and for new listeners - Being is Mozart's Sister expressing macrocosmic ideas about life with panache and abundant hooks.
Inspired by Discovery-era Daft Punk, Post-era Bjork, and Betty Davis, Caila produced, recorded and wrote the album using a cheap sound card and Ableton software, approaching it with a do-it-all-by-my-self ideology.
Being is fundamentally a pop record. But if you're looking to catalog her music more than that, you're going to have a hard time; Caila describes Being as an intentionally fractured album. "It was far reaching. Things didn't always connect, but that was part of the whole idea," she says. Which is representative of the best music, and maybe the best of life: looking for order in chaos, not always finding it, and living with whatever happens next.1. Good Thing Bad Thing
4. Lone Wolf
5. A Move
6. Bow a Kiss
7. Salty Tear
8. Do It to Myself (Run Run)
9. Don't Leave It to Me
10. My House Is Wild
11. Chained Together$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protÉgÉe vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more!1. Caught You in a Lie - Robert Parker
2. First Taste of Hurt - Willie Tee
3. Don't Pity Me - Curley Moore
4. Steppin' Out - Lionel Robinson
5. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - Irma Thomas
6. You Can Give But You Can't Take - Aaron Neville
7. What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will - Jean Knight
8. Worried Over You - Eldridge Holmes
9. Congratulations Baby - Barbara West
10. Back Street Lover - Ernie K. Doe
11. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Betty Harris
12. She's On My Mind - Aaron Neville
13. She'll Never Be Your Wife - Irma Thomas
14. Lovely Woman - Eldridge Holmes
15. Tell Her That I Love You - Jimmy Hicks
16. The ABC Song - Diamond Joe
17. Gone, Gone, Gone - Eldridge Holmes
18. Two Fools - Francine King
19. Don't Turn Me Loose - Eddie Bo
20. A Hard Nut to Crack - Aaron Neville
21. I've Never Considered - Inell Young$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blood MoneyBlood Money is based on the socio/political play Woyzeck, originally written by a young German poet Georg Buchner as a spare, cinematic piece in 1837 and inspired by the true story of a German soldier who was driven mad by bizarre army medical experiments and infidelity, which led him to murder his lover. Waits, along with wife and collaborator Kathleen Brennan, wrote songs for an avant-garde production of Woyzeck directed by Robert Wilson, which premiered in November 2000 at the Betty Nansen Theater in Copenhagen and went on to win Denmark's version of the Tony for Best Musical. The album careens from the brutal to the tender with assaulting rhythms and romantic melodies. It's a grim musical deposition on the human condition, a dark mortality play where Tin Pan Alley meets the Weimer Republic.Blood Money is flesh and bone, earthbound, said Waits. The songs are rooted in reality: jealousy, rage, the human meat wheel...They are more carnal. I like a beautiful song that tells you terrible things. We all like bad news out of a pretty mouth. I like songs to sound as though they've been aging in a barrel and distressed.1. Misery Is the River
2. Everything Goes to Hell
3. Coney Island Baby
4. All the World Was Green
5. God's Away on Business
6. Another Man's Vine
7. Knife Chase
9. Starving in the Belly of a Whale
10. The Part You Throw Away
13. A Good Man Is Hard to Find$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Hitman's Bodyguard SoundtrackThe Hitman's Bodyguard is an American action comedy directed by Patrick Hughes (The Expendables 3). The film stars Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek.
The world's top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world's most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson). The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to The Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Easter European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood. Salma Hayek joins the mayhem as Jackson's equally notorious wife.
The soundtrack album plays the bromancing card with hits like Hello (Lionel Ritchie), I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner), or Dancing In The Moonlight (King Harvest); it also includes a punk version of Black Betty by Spiderbait, a fast-paced car chase track by Aussie composer Dmitri Golovko and a James Bond-esque score by veteran composer Atli Örvarsson (The Mortal Instruments, Babylon A.D.). The highlight of the album is Nobody Gets Out Alice written and performed by Samuel L. Jackson. A killer track!1. Nobody Gets Out Alive (Samuel L. Jackson)
2. Hello (Lionel Richie)
3. Hitman's Bodyguard (Atli Örvarsson)
4. Ships On The Ocean (Junior Wells' Chicago Blues Band)
5. Smells Like Ass Back Here (Atli Örvarsson)
6. Jag Didn't Smell Like Ass (Atli Örvarsson)
7. Kincaid's Gospel (Atli Örvarsson)
8. I Want To Know What Love Is (Foreigner)
9. Amsterdam Chase (Dmitri Golovko)
10. Black Betty (Spiderbait)
11. Little Queenie (Chuck Berry)
12. One Of The Good Guys? (Atli Örvarsson)
13. Broken Wing (Atli Örvarsson)
14. Dancing In The Moonlight (King Harvest)$22.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now