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    Blue Spirits


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Hubbard says in the albums original liner notes: I tried to get that dark sound... which characterizes much of the rest of the music in the album. All of the compositions featured in the set are Hubbard's originals. Hubbard intended for the album to be a spiritual one, but not in the religious sense. In a sense that I consider music to be spiritual experience because you can get at your deepest feeling... .

    1. Soul Surge
    2. Blue Spirits
    3. Outer Forces
    4. Cunga Black
    5. Jodo
    Freddie Hubbard
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    Spirit

    A potent synthesis of high-voltage rock, jazz, blues and avant garde electronica. Presented here is the group's '67 debut LP in its ultra-rare mono mix along with The Family That Plays Together, whose mega-hit? I Got a Line on You? practically defined underground FM radio in 1968. Recorded during sessions circa '67-'70, most of the 20 incredible tracks on Now or Anywhere and Eventide were unissued at the time and both include new interviews with the surviving members.
    1. Fresh Garbage
    2. Uncle Jack
    3. Mechanical World
    4. Taurus
    5. Girl in Your Eye
    6. Straight Arrow
    7. Topanga Windows
    8. Gramophone Man
    9. Water Woman
    10. Great Canyon Fire in General
    11. Elijah
    Spirit
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    Liquid Spirit

    Liquid Spirit is the remarkable major label debut from GRAMMY-nominated jazz and soul singer Gregory Porter. The 14-track album is further justification for Porter's quick ascent into the top ranks of jazz and R&B singers today, and it also features 10 new originals which showcase Porter's innate gift for writing poignant songs based upon personal experiences with a relatable and emotional immediacy. Also included is a stirring rendition of the jazz standard "I Fall In Love Too Easily," as well as covers of Abbey Lincoln's "Lonesome Lover" and Ramsey Lewis' hit "The 'In' Crowd."


    "I firmly consider myself a jazz singer but I enjoy blues, southern soul, and gospel," says Porter. "Those elements make their way inside my music. And I've always heard them in jazz." Indeed, Porter wields one of the most captivating baritone voices in music today. It emits enormous soul that conveys both the emotions and intellect of any given song without relying on vocal histrionics. In The New York Times, Nate Chinen wrote: "Gregory Porter has most of what you want in a male jazz singer, and maybe a thing or two you didn't know you wanted." Jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater praised Porter in the pages of JazzTimes by saying, "We haven't had a male singer like him in a long time. He's such a wonderful writer. He's a story teller."


    On Liquid Spirit, Porter retains the same core musicians that accompanied him on his previous two albums - pianist and music director, Chip Crawford, drummer Emanuel Harrold, bassist Aaron James, alto saxophonist Yosuke Sato, and tenor saxophonist Tivon Pennicott. On a few selections, Porter complements that ensemble with trumpeter Curtis Taylor, and organist Glenn Patscha. Producer Brian Bacchus also returns, as well as arranger and associate producer Kamau Kenyatta.


    Porter sees Liquid Spirit as a logical progression in his burgeoning discography as it touches on some of the same themes, particularly the highs and lows of romance, his childhood, and socio-political observations. More pointedly, he views the title-track, a rousing, hand-clapping gospel-jazz romp, dealing with replenishing "thirsty" listeners with more substantial music, as the flipside to last year's "Bling Bling," a blistering song on his previous album Be Good on which the protagonist had so many artistic gifts to give but no one to give them to. Similar sentiments occur on "Musical Genocide," on which Crawford hammers a dark rhythmic figure against James' bluesy bass accompaniment as Porter declares his refusal of accepting the insistent squashing of quality, diverse music and culture by a mainstream in favor of disposable, homogenized pap.


    In part, these songs are based upon Porter's reflections on new fans, worldwide, who come to him saying, "Where have you been?" or "How come I've never heard you before." "Not saying that I am 'what is,' Porter says, "But I think maybe what I'm doing is what people actually want to hear. There are some people who want that liquid spirit - a soulful, thoughtful sound - and they haven't been getting it."

    1. No Love Dying
    2. Liquid Spirit
    3. Lonesome Lover
    4. Water Under Bridges
    5. Hey Laura
    6. Musical Genocide
    7. Wolfcry
    8. Free
    9. Brown Grass
    10. Wind Song
    11. The 'In' Crowd
    12. Movin'
    13. When Love Was King
    14. I Fall in Love Too Easily
    Gregory Porter
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    Gentle Spirit

    Jonathan Wilsons music is steeped equally in the woodsy contours of his Blue Ridge origins and the atmospheric guitar reveries of Neil Young and Quicksilver Messenger Service. Gentle Spirit, an expansive double set conceived specifically for vinyl, was recorded to analog tape and is remarkably evocative of that golden late 60s, early 70s period when rural and urban sensibilities colluded to produce some of rocks most imperishable recordings.


    Gentle Spirit was recorded at his former studio in Laurel Canyon, the location of the very scene Wilson is credited with revitalizing through his personal studio and well-known jam sessions. In addition to making his own music, Wilson is also a producer, engineer and custom guitar-maker.


    Whether hes producing young artists like the band Dawes or collaborating with renowned artists like Erykah Badu, Jackson Browne, Robbie Robertson or Elvis Costello, Wilson is as dedicated, visionary and soulful as anyone in music today, qualities that can be heard in the many textures, layers and easy born nuances prevalent throughout Gentle Spirit.

    1. Gentle Spirit

    2. Can We Really Party Today?
    3. Desert Raven
    4. Canyon in the Rain
    5. Natural Rhapsody
    6. Ballad of the Pines
    7. The Way I Feel
    8. Don't Give Your Heart to a Rambler
    9. Woe Is Me
    10. Waters Down
    11. Rolling Universe
    12. Magic Everywhere
    13. Valley of the Silver Moon
    Jonathan Wilson
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    Feelin' The Spirit

    The finest collection of Jimmy Witherspoon's gospel songs, Feelin' the Spirit is an essential addition to any Witherspoon collection. Throughout his career, Witherspoon recorded numerous gospel songs, frequently recording two or three songs for his albums. This set, collecting many of his finest early performances, is frequently revelatory. Witherspoon's voice and style are so distinctive that they make these songs seem new, even on standards such as Amazing Grace and Rock of Ages. Never strictly a gospel artist, all of these recordings show sincerity and, more importantly, depth, both musically and spiritually.

    Thomas Ward (All Music Guide)
    1. Every Time I Feel the Spirit
    2. Deep River

    3. I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray
    4. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
    5. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
    6. I Want to Be Ready
    7. Steal Away to Jesus
    8. Oh Mary, Don't You Weep
    9. Go Down Moses
    10. The Time Has Come
    Jimmy Witherspoon
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    The Spirit Moves

    Sometimes, truth can't be explained. But it can be felt, running wild through a song. "I don't want to tame myself. I want to be wild," says Langhorne Slim. "If I can continue to refine the wildness but never suffocate or tame it, then I'm on the right path. Because it is a path. I feel it." The Spirit Moves is Langhorne's newest artistic attempt to refine the wildness. The result is an effervescent collection of his now-signature, cinematic, joyful noise, rooted in folk, soul, and blues. The album marks his second with rock-solid band The Law, and the highly anticipated follow-up to 2012's critically acclaimed The Way We Move.
    1. Spirit Moves
    2. Changes
    3. Put It Together
    4. Whisperin'
    5. Strangers
    6. Life's A Bell
    7. Wolves
    8. Bring You My Love
    9. Airplane
    10. Southern Bells
    11. Strongman
    12. Meet Again
    Langhorne Slim
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  • The Christmas Spirit (Awaiting Repress) The Christmas Spirit (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Christmas Spirit (Awaiting Repress)


    The Johnny Cash/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!


    The Classic Top Charting 1963 Christmas Album


    First Time Audiophile White Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Johnny Cash was a musical phenomenon and an American icon
    with his legendary musical career starting in the 50's at Sun Records.
    His plethora of hit recordings led to a major move to Columbia
    Records, and the late legend charted recordings in all the major
    formats like country, rock , pop, folk, and gospel genres, sharing his
    legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans
    worldwide.


    With 1963's The Christmas Spirit Lp, Johnny Cash teams up
    with producer Don Law (Ray Price) and created one of the most
    revered holiday and inspirational hit albums of all time. The album
    features Johnny's stellar interpretations of both popular and religious
    favorites like the definitive hit version of I Heard The Bells On
    Christmas Day, the Tex Ritter favorite Here Was A Man, June Carter
    Cash's Christmas As I Knew It, plus more traditional fare like Blue
    Christmas and The Little Drummer Boy. His impressive readings of
    inspirational favorites like Silent Night, Holy Night, plus Johnny's own
    The Christmas Spirit and Who Kept The Sheep, truly made the The
    Christmas Spirit Lp a groundbreaking effort for this sorely missed
    legend.


    This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and
    it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    presentation of The Christmas Spirit by the late great Johnny Cash
    on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now
    impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited
    time is pressed by R.T.I. on White Vinyl for the holidays. Also,
    the Lp features the original Lp artwork not seen in years, in a first
    time gatefold presentation exclusively from the Columbia Records
    archives.


    I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day ..

    1. The Christmas Spirit
    2. I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
    3. Blue Christmas
    4. The Gifts They Gave
    5. Here Was A Man
    6. Christmas As I Knew It
    7. Silent Night, Holy Night
    8. The Little Drummer Boy
    9. Ringing The Bells For Jim
    10. We Are The Shepherds
    11. Who Kept The Sheep
    12. The Ballad Of The Harp Weaver
    Johnny Cash
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    Blue Hour

    Blue Hour is the first release by The Drift since the passing of their indelible trumpet player, Jeff Jacobs, but his spirit is undeniably present throughout the album. Without a doubt their most meditative release since their Travels In Constants debut, Blue Hour eases off the jazz and dub influences that had become a trademark of The Drift's sound, and instead focuses on hypnotic repetition and subtle, textural layering of guitars, keyboards, electric bass and drums.
    1. Dark Passage
    2. Bardo I
    3. Horizon
    4. The Skull Hand Smiles / May You Fare Well
    5. Bardo II
    6. Continuum
    7. Luminous Friend
    8. Hello From Everywhere
    9. Fountain
    Drift, The
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    Almost Blue

    Costellos Soulful Country & Western Covers Album Tackles Standard Tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and More


    Expertly Played 1981 Set Marks the Second of the Encyclopedic Pop Musicians Many Forays Into Multiple Styles


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Knockout Sonics Present Costellos Close-Up Vocals, Steve Nieves Piano, and the Pedal-Steel Guitars in Great Relief


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, its laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, clears previously muddled midrange frequencies, and places the imaging of the various country-tuned instruments into clear focus. For the first time, listeners can hear just how much of himself Costello invests in the vocal performances, while the Attractions dont miss a beat, particularly pianist Steve Nieve and guest musician John McFee. Moreover, the strings (when employed) take on new life, and the records cover art, a take-off on Kenny Burrells Midnight Blue, is faithfully reproduced.


    At the time of the albums recording in 1981, Costello was admittedly emotionally shattered. The title of the effort isnt merely coincidental. Feeling dejected and disenchanted, the vocalist had been put through the ringer: His pop stardom yielded one incredible record after another, but Costellos marriage was in tatters, his behavior deplorable, and his reputation tarnished by a famous drunken incident that shamed him for decades. In addition, he chose to follow his string of original LPs up with the soul- and R&B-minded Get Happy, a creative masterwork that nonetheless caused some of his mainstream fans to believe hed abandon his hit-making pedigree.


    So he did what any self-respecting, astute musician would want to do: Cut a country and western record steeped in heartbreak, fragility, sadness, despair, and beer-glass-raising spirit. Largely informed by the stacks of country LPs he bought in used shops during U.S. tours, and in the ideal frame of mind, Costello sought out not to make standards such as Sweet Dreams, Too Far Gone, Honey Hush, and Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down his own but to put a unique spin on the darkness, surprise, soulfulness, foreboding, and authenticity that they contain within.


    With each note, Costello succeeds and exceeds expectations, turning in versions that sound both old and new. Such timelessness, and the confluence of contemporary and traditional, distinguishes Almost Blue from nearly every other country tribute album made by pop/rock artists before and since. Costello and the Attractions embody the deep sentiments attached to these weeping ballads, tear-jerking lullabies, honky-tonk rave-ups, and playful shuffles in an incredibly convincing manner. Producer George Sherrill, famous for working with the likes of Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Marty Robbins, and brought on board specifically for the project, frames the music with the perfect blend of grit and professionalism.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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    Notes Of Blue (Awaiting Repress)

    Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990's. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana.


    The 10 songs on Notes Of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. The album opens with the country soul of "Promise The World", followed by "Back Against The Wall", a song that could stand alongside the great Son Volt songs of their early albums.


    Farrar possesses one of the most distinctive voices in roots, rock, country or any genre. He exudes a soulful longing combined with a wise-beyond-his-years command that is as arresting and compelling as ever. As a songwriter, Farrar's depth and poetic penchant has been the foundation of a thoughtful, deep and intelligent body of work. Both attributes are on full display on Notes Of Blue, as he touches on themes of redemption and the common struggle, both of which are at the core of the blues. Whether you call it alt.country, Americana, roots rock, insurgent country or just good ol' rock 'n' roll, musical trends appear and disappear on regular basis. Notes Of Blue is a testament to the legacy of inspiration and creative spirit that Jay Farrar and Son Volt continue to uphold.

    1. Promise the World
    2. Back Against the Wall
    3. Static
    4. Cherokee St
    5. The Storm
    6. Lost Souls
    7. Midnight
    8. Sinking Down
    9. Cairo and Southern
    10. Threads and Steel
    Son Volt
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    Black Gives Way To Blue

    The new Alice In Chains album Black Gives Way To Blue is the sound of a new beginning of a legendary band returning to life. Right from the albums powerful and deeply meaningful opener All Secrets Known through its redemptive closing title track, Black Gives Way To Blue, the first new Alice In Chains album in more than 14 years, is not just another rock reunion, but something far more inspiring.


    Alice In Chains always was and always will be very much a band. So after taking a more than respectful break to mourn the loss of their brother and band mate Layne Staley, the surviving members of Alice In Chains, Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez, gradually began to make music again. The band came together for the first time in 2005 to take part in a benefit for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.


    The following year, Cantrell, Kinney and Inez decided that the time was right for Alice In Chains to reclaim its legacy again on tour. They did so with the help of a new guitarist and vocalist William DuVall, a gifted singer and player in his own right from Atlanta who previously worked with Neon Christ, Comes with the Fall, and as part of Jerry Cantrells touring band. As live audiences discovered, DuVall brings a sound and stage presence all his own. Yet when DuVall and Cantrell blend their voices, as Cantrell and Staley did so often, there could be little doubt that the spirit of Alice In Chains was once again alive and well.


    Black Gives Way To Blue is the next step for a group that over the course of their career earned multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 19 million albums worldwide and achieved 11 Top Ten singles. At the same time, the album offers the full, bracing impact of Alice In Chains, a band that kept heavy rock exciting at the dawn of the '90s and helped set the stage for an even grungier Seattle sound still clearly firing on all cylinders.


    Recording on Black Gives Way To Blue began in October of 2008 at Dave Grohls Studio 606 in Northridge and finished at Henson Studios in Hollywood. The band produced the album with Nick Raskulinecz, whose past credits include Foo Fighters and Rush. Black Gives Way To Blue combines some classic Alice In Chains textures with a renewed sense of energy and possibility, from the epic and fantastically electric rocker A Looking In View to the exquisite and romantic ballad Your Decision to the albums stunning first single Check My Brain, a throbbing rocker in which a band associated with the Pacific Northwest makes a wry and witty observation on working and living in California.


    Through Black Gives Way To Blue, there is a deep sense of the unique life that this band has lived, of Lesson Learned, to borrow the title of another standout track. In the end, the album offers a kind of shared group autobiography by a band that has survived so much. Together, they are in a way Last Of My Kind, to use the title of another album highlight penned by Jerry Cantrell, long a dominant songwriter within Alice In Chains, with lyrics from DuVall. Imitations are pale, DuVall and Cantrell sing together on Black Gives Way To Blue, a brand new Alice In Chains classic that really has it all; the brooding hurt, the brute force and the beautiful introspection.

    1. All Secrets Known
    2. Check My Brain
    3. Last Of My Kind
    4. Your Decision
    5. A Looking In View
    6. When The Sun Rose Again
    7. Acid Bubble
    8. Lessons Learned
    9. Take Her Out
    10. Private Hell
    11. Black Gives Way To Blue
    Alice In Chains
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    Rough Guide To Blues Legends: Bessie Smith

    Bessie Smith was the first superstar of the blues with one of the greatest voices of the twentieth century - dubbed 'The Empress Of The Blues', her majestic delivery and indomitable spirit were unsurpassed. Re-mastered for exceptional audio clarity, the emotional intensity and expressiveness of Bessie Smith still takes the breath away.
    1. St Louis Blues
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
    3. T'ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do
    4. Careless Love
    5. Me And My Gin
    6. Empty Bed Blues (Part One)
    7. Down Hearted Blues
    8. Jazzbo Brown From Memphis Town
    9. Dirty No-Gooder's Blues
    10. After You've Gone
    11. Send Me To The 'Lectric Chair
    12. Back Water Blues
    Bessie Smith
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    Rock 'n Roll Blues

    Luther Dickinson enters a new phase of his storied musical
    career with his rollicking and raw new solo album, Rock 'n
    Roll Blues. From the propulsive beat and unbridled sound of
    opener Vandalize, to the insanely catchy Bar Band, it's clear this
    is a unique chapter in the acclaimed Southern musician's
    songbook. More informed by a youth spent listening to punk rock
    than the blues and boogie rock of his revered band North Mississippi
    Allstars, the record consists mostly of acoustic guitar, stand up
    bass and drums and although not punk in sound, it is in spirit and
    the DIY ethos. In essence, an autobiography set to music, the
    10-track LP traces Luther's journey from excitable teen to
    tour-van vet and offers a side of himself seldom seen before.


    The son of the late great producer and musician Jim Dickinson,
    Luther made his recording debut at age 14 and has recorded
    with a who's who of musicians including The Replacements,
    Beck, Jon Spencer, John Hiatt, Levon Helm, Mavis Staples,
    Ry Cooder and Patty Grifffin. He is the lead guitarist and vocalist
    for the North Mississippi Allstars and widely known as both a
    talented musician and producer with four Grammy® nominations
    to prove it - three in the contemporary blues category and one in
    traditional folk.

    1. Vandalize
    2. Blood 'n Guts
    3. Yard Man
    4. Goin' Country
    5. Mojo, Mojo
    6. Rock 'n Roll Blues
    7. Bar Band
    8. Stone's Throw
    9. Some Ol' Day
    10. Karmic Debt
    Luther Dickinson
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    Out Of The Blues (Pre-Order)

    Out Of The Blues is Boz Scaggs' new album, set for release via Concord Records.


    For the occasion, Scaggs assembled a star-studded studio band including such prestigious players as guitarists Doyle Bramhall II, Ray Parker Jr. and Charlie Sexton, bassist Willie Weeks, drummer Jim Keltner and keyboardist Jim Cox, as well as Boz himself on guitar, bass and vocoder, and longtime friend Jack Walroth on harmonica.


    Out of the Blues also features four songs written or co-written by Scaggs' longtime friend and kindred musical spirit Jack Walroth, a left-of-center bluesman who Scaggs met in the '60s when both lived in Madison, Wisconsin, and who relocated to San Francisco at around the same time as Scaggs.

    1. Rock and Stick
    2. I've Just Got to Forget You
    3. I've Just Got To Know
    4. Radiator 110
    5. Little Miss Night and Day
    6. On The Beach
    7. Down In Virginia
    8. Those Lies
    9. The Feeling Is Gone
    Boz Scaggs
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    Wild Women Don't Have The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Although singer Nancy Harrow made a strong impression with this debut recording, she did not lead another record date until 1978 other than a lesser-known effort for Atlantic in 1966. Obviously the years of obscurity were not deserved, for this set is a near-classic. Harrow is heard in her early prime singing such veteran songs as All Too Soon, On the Sunny Side of the Street, the seven-minute Blues for Yesterday, and the title cut (originally done by Ida Cox in the 1920s). A more modern stylist (although influenced by Billie Holiday a little) than the material she performed at the time, Harrow is joined by such top mainstream players as trumpeter Buck Clayton (who provided the arrangements), tenorman Buddy Tate, trombonist Dickie Wells, and pianist Dick Wellstood. Highly recommended, Harrow's debut date has plenty of spirit and enthusiasm.




    Musicians:



    • Nancy Harrow (vocal)

    • Buck Clayton (trumpet, conductor, arranger)

    • Buddy Tate (tenor saxophone)

    • Dickie Wells (trombone)

    • Tom Gwaltney (clarinet, alto saxophone)

    • Danny Bank (baritone saxophone)

    • Dick Wellstood (piano)

    • Kenny Burrell (guitar)

    • Milt Hinton (bass)

    • Oliver Jackson (drums)




    Recording: November 1960 at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    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. Take Me Back Baby
    2. All Too Soon
    3. Cant We Be Friends
    4. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
    5. Wild Women Dont Have The Blues
    6. Ive Got The World On A String
    7. I Dont Know What Kind Of Blues Ive Got
    8. Blues For Yesterday
    Nancy Harrow
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    Any Way, Shape Or Form

    Combining the urgency of rock and roll, the frenetic
    energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and
    the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music into
    a unique musical stew they dub "Ozark Stomp," Ben
    Miller Band will release its first album for New West
    Records. Titled Any Way, Shape Or Form, it
    was produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of
    Leon, Wanda Jackson) at Sputnik Studios in Nashville.
    1. The Outsider
    2. You Don't Know
    3. Ghosts
    4. Hurry Up And Wait
    5. I Feel For You
    6. 23 Skidoo
    7. Burning Building
    8. The Cuckoo
    9. Twinkle Toes
    10. Life On Wheels
    11. No War
    12. Prettiest Girl
    13. King Kong
    Ben Miller Band
    $19.99
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    Pressed On Blue Vinyl

    Son Little, the singer and songwriter born Aaron Livingston, is the easygoing musical alchemist of our time. He is a conjurer, and much like those of his heroes Stevie Wonder and Jimi Hendrix, his songs are deconstructions of the diaspora of American R&B. Deftly he weaves different eras of the sound-blues, soul, gospel, rock and roll-through his own unique vision, never forced, always smooth, each note a tributary on the flowing river of rhythm and blues. And now, with his second full-length album, New Magic, he has delivered a profound statement, a cohesive creation that captures the diverse spirit of American music in a fresh and modern way.

    The song that serves as the album's true centerpiece is Blue Magic, a Philly Soul inspired number deconstructed almost like a rap song or the best of production savants like J Dilla or Madlib, complete with chiming glockenspiel bells and old school female backing vocals. The song has the appeal of an instant classic. On the heels of his 2015 self-titled debut and the 5-song EP, Songs I Forgot, that came before it, Son Little found his reach steadily growing. His song Lay Down had been streamed over seven million times, he had toured the world with artists as diverse as Leon Bridges, Kelis, Mumford & Sons, Portual. The Man and Shakey Graves in addition to his own headlining runs, and also became a Grammy Award winning producer, earning a 2016 Best Roots Performance award for his work on Mavis Staples.

    1. Kimberly's Mine
    2. Blue Magic (Waikiki)
    3. O Me O My
    4. Charging Bull
    5. Mad About You
    6. Miss Ona
    7. The Middle
    8. Bread & Butter
    9. ASAP
    10. Letter Bound
    11. Demon To The Dark
    Son Little
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    Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall


    Newly Mixed And Mastered Concert Recording


    Highlights 10 Performances From The Concert


    Include A New Essay By Bob Merlis


    John Mellencamp's Trouble No More was released in June 2003, received with universal critical acclaim and a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Blues chart.
    Featuring Mellencamp and his band's spirited take on American folk and blues classics, including Robert Johnson's "Stones In My Passway," Son
    House's "Death Letter," Woody Guthrie's "Johnny Hart," Willie Dixon's "Down In The Bottom," Lucinda Williams' "Lafayette," and several others, the album
    was recorded and mixed in just 17 days, capturing the sessions' bounding energy. A month after the release, Mellencamp performed this acclaimed
    studio album, Trouble No More, plus additional songs, including stripped-down versions of Mellencamp's "Small Town," "Paper In Fire" and Pink Houses,"
    as well as Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" for a sold-out audience at New York's Town Hall.

    1. Stones In My Passway (Robert Johnson)
    2. Death Letter (Son House)
    3. Joliet Bound (Kansas Joe McCoy)
    4. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)
    5. Baltimore Oriole (Hoagy Carmichael/Paul Francis Webster)
    6. Diamond Joe (John Mellencamp/Traditional)
    7. Down In The Bottom (Willie Dixon)
    8. Small Town (John Mellencamp)
    9. Paper In Fire (John Mellencamp)
    10. Pink Houses (John Mellencamp)
    John Mellencamp
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    Live at the Old Mill Tavern 3/29/70

    A vintage live album from a newly reunited 6-piece
    lineup of San Francisco's premier psychedelic jam
    band, Quicksilver Messenger Service!


    With Dino Valenti back at the helm as lead vocalist
    and keyboard wizard Nicky Hopkins (Rolling Stones)
    on board alongside the classic Cipollina-DuncanFreiberg-Elmore quartet, QMS rips through several new songs and old favorites with a outrageous energy and spirit!


    Also includes the legendary blues harpist James
    Cotton trading licks with the band on 2 extended jam sessions!

    1. Subway
    2. The Truth
    3. Mona
    4. Baby Baby
    5. Rain
    6. Mojo
    7. Blues Jam #1 feat. James Cotton
    8. Blues Jam #2 feat. James Cotton
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    $39.99
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    Magnetic South


    Blue Colored Vinyl


    In his solo debut as a recording artist, Michael Nesmith breaks ground with his First National Band on Magnetic South, waxing eleven country-rock classics. Taped at RCA's Hollywood Studios in February 1970 directly after his departure from The Monkees, the album thematically opens Nesmith's First National American trilogy of blue, red and white albums (with a trademark needle point sleeve designed by none other than Dean Torrence). Magnetic South is brimming with songs Nesmith stockpiled during The Monkees heyday and also includes the Top 40 hit single Joanne, with covers of One Rose and Beyond The Blue Horizon topping off this spirited and infectious long player. Issued in July 1970, Magnetic South was the first of two albums issued by The First National Band that year to critical accolades. Available again on blue vinyl from Sundazed, for the first time since the 1970's.

    1. Calico Girlfriend
    2. Nine Times Blue
    3. Little Red Rider
    4. The Crippled Lion
    5. Joanne
    6. First National Rag
    7. Mama Nantucket
    8. The Keys To The Car
    9. Hollywood
    10. One Rose
    11. Beyond The Blue Horizon
    Michael Nesmith
    $28.99
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    Signs (Awaiting Repress)

    Signs is not merely a return the Jonny's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers. 'A lot of my earlier influences have been coming to the surface, like Robert Johnson, and Howlin' Wolf,' he reports. 'I have been appreciating how raw and unrefined that stuff is. I had an itch to emulate some of that and I think it shows in the songs. Still, I let the writing be what it was and that was sometimes not necessarily the blues.'
    1. Make It Move
    2. Snakes
    3. Last Man Standing
    4. Signs
    5. What You're Made Of
    6. Bitter End
    7. Stronger Together
    8. Into the Light
    9. Bring Me Back Home
    10. Wisdom
    11. Singing Songs
    Jonny Lang
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    Pretty Paper


    The Willie Nelson/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    The Classic Top Charting 1979 Christmas Album


    Produced By Booker T. Jones


    First Time Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon.
    His legendary musical career began in the 50's, followed with a
    plethora of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline
    and Roy Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career
    in the country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his
    legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans
    worldwide.


    With 1979's Pretty Paper Lp, Willie Nelson teams up with another
    superstar producer/keyboardist Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & The
    MG's) creating one of the most successful holiday top charting hit
    albums of all time. The Lp features Willie's stellar interpretations of
    both popular and inspirational favorites like definitive hit versions
    of his self-penned melancholy smash title track Pretty Paper, plus
    traditionals like Winter Wonderland, Blue Christmas and White
    Christmas. His impressive readings of spirit-filled favorites like Silent
    Night, Holy Night and O Little Town Of Bethlehem truly made the
    Pretty Paper Lp a groundbreaking effort for this legendary artist.


    This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and
    it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    presentation of Pretty Paper by the legendary Willie Nelson on Friday
    Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now impeccably
    mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is pressed
    by R.T.I. on translucent Blue Vinyl for the holidays, and features from
    the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold
    presentation, featuring full color photos of Willie Nelson from the
    Columbia Records archives.


    Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue ..

    1. Pretty Paper
    2. White Christmas
    3. Winter Wonderland
    4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    5. Jingle Bells
    6. Here Comes Santa Claus
    7. Blue Christmas
    8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    9. Frosty The Snowman
    10. Silent Night, Holy Night
    11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
    12. Christmas Blues
    Willie Nelson
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    The Family That Plays Together

    Spirit wrote the book on the sound they created: a potent synthesis of high-voltage rock, folk, jazz, blues and avant garde electronica. The groundbreaking Los Angeles quintet hit their stride with The Family That Plays Together, whose mega-hit �I Got A Line On You� practically defined underground FM radio in 1968. Spirit�s 1969 album Clear found them polishing their art to a fine sheen with dusky jewels like �Dark Eyed Woman and �So Little Time To Fly.� Sundazed is knocked-out to present perfect recreations (including Family�s striking gatefold sleeve) of both LPs on pristine 180-gram vinyl, from the absolute master tapes.
    I Got A Line On You

    It Shall Be
    Poor Richard
    Silky Sam
    The Drunkard
    Darlin� If
    All The Same
    Jewish
    Dream Within A Dream

    She Smiled
    Aren�t You Glad
    Spirit
    $28.99
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    FRKWYS Vol. 11 - Contos De Lisboa

    For the the eleventh volume of FRKWYS, an unrestricted series pairing contemporary
    artists with their influential predecessors, gifted guitar squire Steve Gunn meets roving,
    radiating legend Mike Cooper in Lisbon, Portugal.


    Sharing their vision over lengthy living room guitar sessions and evenings of cold wine
    in Fado taverns, Gunn and Cooper created Cantos de Lisboa, an album with variable
    vernacular shades and musical forms from Portugal's antiquity.


    Cantos means "corner" in Portuguese, as well as "chant" or "song" (this latter meaning
    evolved from the Latin antecedent referring to stanzas of verse in poetry). For two artists
    whose roots lie in the country blues and its subverted offshoots, the proverbial "corner"
    is actually home, the undisturbed spot where music can flourish.


    A tranquil interlude for these two travellers to create off-guard improvisations in their
    shared style of deconstructed guitar music, Cantos de Lisboa is a curious detail in the
    periphery of their snapshot of Portugal.


    In his fifty-year-plus career, Cooper's global ventures have transported his music to
    exotic locales parallel to Lisbon. 2004's Rayon Hula musically translated the patterned
    flora of aloha shirts (Cooper's signature garment) as looped samples of famed Hawaiian
    vibraphone player Arthur Lyman for an avant vivified form of exotica.


    Rayon Hula signaled Cooper's vital re-emergence as a dexterous alchemist of slide
    guitar. Cooper's discography is colored with similar instances of casually conceptual,
    improvisatory guitar music, including his 1970 masterpiece Trout Steel (an album Gunn
    recalls in Cantos de Lisboa's liner notes as shaping his own ambitions and music).
    For his part, Gunn's path to Portugal was compelled by his kinship to Cooper and
    his ilk's experimentation with guitar-picked country blues and 70s British folk. Gunn's
    extracurricular immersion in free jazz and psychedelia, no doubt influenced by his
    Philadelphia upbringing and surroundings, ensures his playing never grits or grids and
    always soars to ecstatic heights.


    These musical emblems were gracefully memorialized on Gunn's celebrated Time
    Off (Paradise of Bachelors, 2013) and across a substantial catalog of solo, duo and
    ensemble work that resembles that of a veteran player more than a young guitar
    slinger.


    On Cantos de Lisboa, Gunn and Cooper take emotive cues from Fado, the regional
    music of Portugal, which is in close plaintive spirit to the blues. A melancholy seeps into
    the music, while steering a wide berth from any bummer notes or pastiche. Cooper's
    sparse effects toolkit and stately, gliding cadences are nimbly employed, while Gunn's
    ashen voice and steady strum lend an intensely organic feel to the album's improvisatory
    portraits.


    The latter half of Cantos de Lisboa echoes the "saudade" theme as referenced in
    the blissful opening track, Cooper's howl spiriting the Portuguese word that translates
    roughly into "loss" or "longing." Saudade is said to be the core feature of Fado music. In
    Cantos de Lisboa, Saudade becomes a spirit inhabiting the album's corners, but never
    disrupting the musicians' collaborative evocations.


    In the hands of these two limitless guitarists, Cantos de Lisboa convenes in an abstract,
    almost field recorded take on lap-steel and American Primitive guitar styles. For the
    brief idyll, Gunn and Cooper's collaboration is remarkably rich, marking their passage
    through Portugal not just as a time to revel in an ancient city, but a time for focused
    collaboration and creative consonance.

    1. Saudade Do Santos-o-Velho
    2. Pena Panorama
    3. Song For Charlie
    4. Pony Blues
    5. The Enchanted Moura
    6. Lampedusa 2013
    7. Saramago
    Mike Cooper & Steve Gunn
    $23.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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