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  • I'm A Man (Picture Disc) I'm A Man (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    I'm A Man (Picture Disc)

    Limited edition 12" picture vinyl of blues rock legend Bo Diddley performing some of his best songs live including his best loved "Bo Diddley," "Roadrunner," "I'm A Man" and more!
    THAT SIDE
    1. Intro/Bo Diddley
    2. Doctor Jekyll
    3. Everleen (a/k/a Evelee)
    4. I Don't Know Where I've Been


    THIS SIDE
    1. You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover
    2. Roadrunner
    3. I'm A Man
    4. Mona

    Bo Diddley
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  • Bo Diddley Bo Diddley Quick View

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    Bo Diddley

    From The Original Chess/Checker Masters In Glorious Mono


    Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork


    Music historians have wasted so many perfectly good words trying to explain the significance of Bo Diddley. "Bo Diddley liberated the blues from the 12-bar form and melded it to an insistent, infectious rhumba beat," they bleat. "Diddley was the progenitor of all that was to come in the evolution of rock and roll," blah blah blah blah.


    Listen: Why is eating a plateful of ribs and dripping all over your hands and clothes fun? BECAUSE IT JUST IS. Why is walking around with cotton candy in one hand and a blue, helium-filled balloon on a string in the other fun? BECAUSE IT JUST IS. Bo Diddley is fun BECAUSE HE JUST IS. Bo Diddley (the album) was rock and roll's Big Bang, dripping with sinew and grease and humor and understated swagger. The simplest ingredients - a guitar, a drum, and some maracas - were packed in a gunny sack and slung over the shoulder of some smiling guy with a slick process and a wild plaid jacket, who took it and ran headfirst into oncoming traffic. Reckless, yet crazy cool. He made it sound easy. Geniuses can do that.


    No doctoral thesis will explain Bo Diddley, the man or "Bo Diddley," the album. You won't find the answer in some scholarly article called "The Epistomological Roots of 'Diddy Wah Diddy' or something like that, in your dog-eared copy of the Journal of the American Institute of Ethnomusicology.


    Bo Diddley just is.


    Bo Diddley. (the album) is not an option, it's mandatory. We'll be imposing fines on anyone who thinks otherwise, so best to pick up a copy if for no other reason than to avoid a big hassle later on. We're not kidding.

    1. Bo Diddley
    2. I'm A Man
    3. Bring It To Jerome
    4. Before You Accuse Me
    5. Hey! Bo Diddley
    6. Dearest Darlin'
    7. Hush Your Mouth
    8. Say Bossman
    9. Diddley Daddy
    10. Diddy Wah Diddy
    11. Who Do You Love
    12. Pretty Thing
    Bo Diddley
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  • Go Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley Quick View

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    Go Bo Diddley

    Import


    His second 1959 long-play effort only adds a go to his classic debut, refining his trademark square guitar and crazy-distorted amplification to create new sounds (anticipating the innovations of 60s rock icons like Jimi Hendrix) and his rumba-sounding, hambone-styled Bo Diddley beat.

    1. Crackin Up
    2. Im Sorry
    3. Bos Guitar
    4. Willia And Lillie
    5. You Dont Love Me (You Dont Care)
    6. Say Man
    7. The Great Grandfather
    8. Oh Yeah
    9. Dont Let It Go
    10. Little Girl
    11. Dearest Darling
    12. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Bo Diddley
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  • Bo Diddley's Beach Party Bo Diddley's Beach Party Quick View

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    Bo Diddley's Beach Party

    From The Original Chess/Checker Masters In Glorious Mono


    Faithful Reproduction Of The Original Artwork


    It's the beach party of your dreams. Not one of those with the squeaky-clean suburban kids doing the frug at Malibu like in the movies, oh no. This is Myrtle Beach, filled with dangerous bikers and gang members and hot mamas and escaped convicts and god knows who else (best not to ask), all cruising for kicks. It's after midnight but the heat still lingers from a blistering day. Except for a small bonfire, the dark is all-enveloping; couples vanish into it and you'd best be looking elsewhere. At the fire, some guy's carving his initials into his hand with a pen knife, and two babes are noodle-dancing to the waves, or maybe just the voices in their heads. They need music, dammit. Just then, a cloud of dust materializes at the far end of the boardwalk, heading your way, getting closer by the minute. As it approaches, you can just make out the silhouette of a rather large man atop a little motor scooter, some crazy looking guitar slung over his shoulder. Who IS this guy? The scooter chugs to a stop at your feet, and off steps the only musician in the known world who could play this party without having the shit kicked out of him. Bo Diddley.


    He plugs in, kicks off a scorching guitar riff. The band falls in. And the place goes totally batshit. Miraculously, someone thought to bring along a tape recorder. The result: Bo Diddley's Beach Party, the absolute pinnacle of vicarious musical thrills. Presented in its original, glorious, Distort-O-Phonic mono, this sweaty grungefest kicks ass from start to finish.


    Lots of albums claim to be essential, groundbreaking, and all that crap, and pointyheaded rock crits fawn over cosmic lyrical brainfarts and diminished ninths and such. Bo Ddiddley's Beach Party just kicks sand in their faces and dares you not to dance.


    Sundazed earnestly believes that you have no business calling yourself a rock 'n roll fan, an r&b maven, or even a sentient human being unless this album is in your collection, that's how crucial it is. In fact, don't even talk to us until it's in your hands. We mean it.

    1. Memphis
    2. Gunslinger
    3. Hey! Bo Diddley
    4. Old Smokey
    5. Bo Diddley's Dog
    6. I'm All Right
    7. Mr. Custer
    8. Bo's Waltz
    9. What's Buggin' You
    10. Road Runner
    Bo Diddley
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  • 2120 South Michigan Ave 2120 South Michigan Ave Quick View

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    2120 South Michigan Ave

    On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records label heroes, including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue named for the the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters the 13-track album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on classics by a who's-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album's producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.The album is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner. The album's featured guests include 2010 Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.
    1. Going Back

    2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy

    3. Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. Let It Rock
    6. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)

    7. Bo Diddley
    8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
    9. Help Me
    10. My Babe - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    11. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
    12. Willie Dixon's Gone
    13. Chicago Bound
    14. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    George Thorogood
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  • Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure) Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Happy Trails (Pure Pleasure)

    Ranked 189/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    Without question, this follow-up to Quicksilver Messenger Service's self-titled debut release is the most accurate in portraying the band on vinyl in the same light as the group's critically and enthusiastically acclaimed live performances. The album is essentially centered around the extended reworkings of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love? and Mona, as well as the lesser lauded - yet no less intense - contribution of Gary Duncan's (guitar/vocals) Calvary. This album is the last to feature the original quartet incarnation of QMS. The collective efforts of John Cipollina (guitar/vocals), Greg Elmore (percussion), David Freiberg (bass/vocals), and the aforementioned Duncan retain the uncanny ability to perform with a psychedelic looseness of spirit, without becoming boring or in the least bit pretentious. The side-long epic Who Do You Love? suite is split into an ensemble introduction and coda as well as four distinct sections for the respective bandmembers.



    Musicians:



    • John Cipollina (guitar)

    • Gary Duncan (guitar, vocals)

    • David Freiberg (bass, vocals)

    • Greg Elmore (drums, percussion)




    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. Who Do You Love - Part 1
    2. When You Love
    3. Where You Love
    4. How You Love
    5. Which Do You Love
    6. Who Do You Love - Part 2
    7. Mona
    8. Maiden of the Cancer Moon
    9. Calvary
    10. Happy Trails
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
    $34.99
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  • The Super Super Blues Band The Super Super Blues Band Quick View

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    The Super Super Blues Band

    Limited Edition Pressing On Light Orange Opaque Vinyl


    Super Super Blues Band starter out merely as Super Blues, a conglomerate of blues pillars Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Little Walter. When Little Walter bowed out and was replaced by Howlin' Wolf, they rightfully threw another Super on the name, and went on to release this burning, irreverent and even sometimes hilarious set of drunken, wild-eyed electric blues. Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking shit to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines. Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response sing-talking of early hip hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration and danger.


    That these three ever got into the same room together is a miracle, and that they produced something so intense, energetic and weird is another almost unbelievable feat. The record is special enough as a stand-alone document of this meeting/melting of the minds before you find out the backing band consists of Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, and freaking Buddy Guy. Lordy. Might have needed one more Super in there.

    1. Long Distance Call
    2. Medley: Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life
    3. Sweet Little Angel
    4. Spoonful
    5. Diddley Daddy
    6. The Red Rooster
    7. Goin' Down Slow
    Howlin' Wolf / Muddy Waters / Bo Diddley
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  • Paradise & Lunch (Speakers Corner) Paradise & Lunch (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Paradise & Lunch (Speakers Corner)

    A good 20 years have passed since a band with ancient musicians from Cuba - the Buena Vista Social Club - took the world by storm. Behind the project, in the wings yet right in the midst of this unheard-of music, was Ry Cooder, who regarded this encounter as the greatest musical event of his entire life. The bottleneck guitar hero had always been very interested in the music from the other Americas ever since the solo albums he made in his early years, in which he told the story of the American folk and blues in a multitude of styles. The LP Paradise And Lunch is no exception and begins with gospel-like grooves that smell of native soil. The faint smell of a wooden church from pioneering days wafts out of the processional antiphonal song Jesus On The Mainline and a healthy 12-bar blues paints a picture of what silent witnesses could tell if they could (If Walls Could Talk). Cooder and his sidemen felt themselves perfectly at home when adventuring further afield and this is testified to in the laid-back calypso rhythm of It's All Over Now and the clip-clop of Mexican Divorce.


    This wonderful album is highly recommended for each and every number, but if you want a tip for a very special track, then just listen to the ragtime piano rolls in Bo Diddley's Ditty Wah Ditty.


    Musicians:



    • Ry Cooder (guitar, mandolin, bass, vocal)

    • Ronnie Barron (piano, organ)

    • Earl Hines (piano)

    • Plas Johnson (alto saxophone)

    • Oscar Brashear (cornet)

    • Red Callender (bass)

    • John Duke (bass)

    • Russ Titelman (electric bass)

    • Chris Ethridge (electric bass)

    • Milt Holland (drums, percussion)

    • Jim Keltner (drums)




    Recording: 1974 at the Warner Brothers Studios in North Hollywood and Burbank (USA), by Lee Herschberg

    Production: Lenny Waronker & Russ Titelman




    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. Tamp 'Em Up Solid
    2. Tattler
    3. Married Man's a Fool
    4. Jesus on the Mainline
    5. It's All Over Now
    6. Fool for a Cigarette/Feelin' Good
    7. If Walls Could Talk
    8. Mexican Divorce
    9. Ditty Wah Ditty
    Ry Cooder
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  • Have Guitar Will Travel Have Guitar Will Travel Quick View

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    Have Guitar Will Travel

    Mastered From The Original Chess Mono Master Reels


    Good Lord. Bo Diddley came out with all guns blazing on his floor-rattling romp from 1960, Have Guitar Will Travel. The LP would become a blueprint for SO much great rock 'n' roll that followed: the Stones covered "Mona" in 1965, the Masters Apprentices walloped "Dancing Girl," the Downliners Sect blasted through "Nursery Rhyme," and "Cops and Robbers" even named one of the baddest mid-'60s UK R&B combos ever! Really... Who in the hell wouldn't be inspired by hearing this opus that followed on the heels of Bo's devastating first two albums??? Have Guitar Will Travel was packed with the same badass guitar, bolder-than-bold vocals, and trademark Diddley beat that had already made Bo a stone legend and man-among-men. Kicking off with the gospel-shouter "She's Alright," (with the background singers answering Bo's every word), we stomp through the trash-talking "Say Man, Back Again," Bo's run-through-the-jungle "Run Diddley Daddy," the amorous "I Love You So," we hear hot, distorted licks traded with Lady Bo on the monstrous "Mumblin' Guitar," and SO MUCH MORE.... The album also dipped into the vaults for the killer Diddley beater "Dancing Girl," the exotic instro "Spanish Guitar," and the mind-blowing "Mona" (titled "I Need You Baby" for this LP).


    This killer 180-gram edition - from the magnificent original Chess mono master reels - finally puts this album back in print on vinyl, properly. Accept no damn imitations.

    1. She's Alright
    2. Cops And Robbers
    3. Run Diddley Daddy
    4. Mumblin' Guitar
    5. I Need You Baby
    6. Say Man, Back Again
    7. Nursery Rhyme
    8. I Love You So
    9. Spanish Guitar
    10. Dancing Girl
    11. Come On Baby
    Bo Diddley
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  • The Manfred Mann Album The Manfred Mann Album Quick View

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    The Manfred Mann Album

    Manfred Mann's 1964 U.S. debut The Manfred Mann Album is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of the British Invasion, and it's easy to hear why. With the catchy smash single Do Wah Diddy Diddy alongside powerful readings of classics by Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Ike and Tina Turner, it's a transcendent meeting of pop infectiousness and R&B grit that sets the stage for the musical achievements that the band would soon begin to rack up.
    1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy
    2. Don't Ask Me What I Say
    3. Sack O' Woe
    4. What You Gonna Do?
    5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Smokestack Lightning
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    9. Down The Road Apiece
    10. Untie Me
    11. Bring It To Jerome
    12. Without You
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
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  • Go Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley Quick View

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    Go Bo Diddley


    The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    Bo Diddley's Masterwork Album!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Bo Diddley (Elias McDaniel) was truly an American original. There will never be another Bo Diddley nor anyone in the music
    industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Bo Diddley has and continues to this
    day, even years after his short time on earth.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this Mississippian native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties
    with his first recordings like Bo Diddley and Say Man. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar riffs and boogie beat,
    filled with poetic lyrics and a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Bringing his original "Bo Diddley Beat" to Chess Records in early 1955, the Chicago based label and the pioneer rocker hit
    a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became
    top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork album Go! Bo Diddley.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Cracking Up, Bo roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions
    which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics
    Dearest Darling, Say Man, Don't Let It Go and The Clock Struck Twelve. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing his Bo Diddley Beat riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, Go! Bo Diddley was truly a primer for a ton of rock and
    blues artists for years like Eric Burdon and The Animals, George Thorogood, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and
    The Yardbirds.


    Bo Diddley opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him along with
    Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard as one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to
    this day.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce our first installment in The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Go! Bo Diddley.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl
    from the Chess monophonic tapes, Bo Diddley's Go! Bo Diddley will truly become one of the most important and historical 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold
    cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic rare inside gatefold photos of the man who helped start
    rock and roll.


    Bo Diddley Go! Bo Diddley Impeccable mono from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes! Go Bo Diddley!

    1. Crackin' Up
    2. I'm Sorry
    3. Bo's Guitar
    4. Willie and Lillie
    5. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
    6. Say Man
    7. The Great Grandfather
    8. Oh Yea
    9. Don't Let It Go
    10. Little Girl
    11. Dearest Darling
    12. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Bo Diddley
    $26.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono Buy Now
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    Bo Diddley's A Twister

    Import


    Originally Released On Checker In 1962


    Everybody, so it seemed, recorded a twist album in the aftermath of Chubby Checkers twice chart topping hit single. New and established artists alike rushed into the studio to record albums as quickly as possible before the fad ended. According to the original sleevenotes for Bo Diddleys A Twister, Bo was recording twist music a good five years before it became popular. That may well be so, but even he was not above recording one entirely dedicated song in The Twister for his latest album, as well as revisiting Who Do You Love from 1957 and giving it a new arrangement.

    1. Detour
    2. She's Alright
    3. Doin' the Jaguar
    4. Who Do You Love
    5. Shank
    6. Road Runner
    7. My Babe
    8. The Twister
    9. Hey, Bo Diddley
    10. Hush Your Mouth
    11. Bo Diddley
    12. I'm Looking for a Woman
    13. Here 'Tis
    14. I Know
    Bo Diddley
    $27.99
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  • Bo Diddley Is A Lover Bo Diddley Is A Lover Quick View

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    Bo Diddley Is A Lover

    Mastered From The Original Chess Mono Reels


    Delivering a devastating punch to rock's early '60s doldrums, Bo Diddley Is a Lover bursts at the seams with Bo's uncompromising, rockin' beat. Yep. Industry and the government may have cleaned up fellow '50s rockers like Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Elvis and Gene Vincent, but they didn't get to Bo -- a defiant rocker to the core.


    By the time of the 1961 sessions for this album, Bo had relocated from Chicago to DC, to record at his own home studio. He used his artistic freedom to his complete advantage, churning out a series of killer records unfettered by bureaucratic interference. Considered the pinnacle of his collaboration with Lady Bo (aka, Peggy Jones), Is a Lover is also one of Bo's most diverse. Along with rockers like "Hong Kong, Mississippi" and "Bo Diddley Is Loose," the LP also features fantastic instrumentals such as "Congo," straight blues ("Bo's Blues," that is), a call-and-answer with old sparring partner Jerome Green ("Bo's Vacation") and the fabulous ballad, "Love Is a Secret," with backing vocals from a young DC girl group, the Impalas (who would hit the charts three years later as the Jewels). On this album, they're also in fine form on the rocking "Not Guilty" and the title track. And they're not the only gals contributing, as Lady Bo shines on the axe throughout - particularly on the exotic instro, "Aztec." Not to be outdone, Bo closes the album with the badass instro, "Quick Draw" - with strings pulled and twisted to their limit.


    This 180-gram edition, properly mastered from the original Chess mono reels, is where you need to be on this album. For sure, for sure.

    1. Not Guilty
    2. Hong Kong, Mississippi
    3. You're Looking Good
    4. Bo's Vacation
    5. Congo
    6. Bo's Blues
    7. Bo Diddley Is A Lover
    8. Aztec
    9. Back Home
    10. Bo Diddley Is Loose
    11. Love Is A Secret
    12. Quick Draw
    Bo Diddley
    $24.99
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  • I'm A Man / Don't Want To Cry I'm A Man / Don't Want To Cry Quick View

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    I'm A Man / Don't Want To Cry

    A most legendary lost recording - the single that never was!!! Here's the Buckinghams' extreme-fuzz-fest take on Bo Diddley's "I'm a Man" - a track found only on a mere handful of first pressings of the band's initial longplayer. It is beyond INSANE! We've paired it with the ultra-rare single version of "Don't Want to Cry," which features the wild, extended, full-on guitar break. Breathtaking stuff, for sure! Sourced from the original analog U.S.A. Records masters, this 45 is the missing piece of any serious garage collector's library. Grab your copy NOW and turn it WAY up!
    1. I'm A Man
    2. Don't Want To Cry
    The Buckinghams
    $9.99
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    La Bamba-Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Awaiting Repress)


    The Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Soundtrack Vinyl Series Continues!


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Presentation - #1 Album In 1987


    Features The #1 Smash Hit La Bamba By Los Lobos + Brian Setzer's Summertime Blues + Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love


    Mastered Impeccably From The Original Slash Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    1987 was a big year for Los Lobos and a huge blockbuster movie called La Bamba based
    on the life and times of the late great Richie Valens. Its success truly made way for a number
    one soundtrack companion LP, which rode to the top of both the sales and airplay charts with
    multiple format hit records for over a year.


    The box office smash featured some of the biggest songs of that year with Los Lobos's #1
    smash hit single La Bamba as well as seven more Los Lobos rockin' champions like Come On
    Lets Go, Framed and the torch ballad Richie Valens was so well remembered for, Donna. Superstars like Brian Setzer also contributed to the #1 soundtrack too with tunes like Summertime
    Blues and Bo Diddley's own rockin' Who Do You Love. Carlos Santana was also on hand for the
    film score and through it all, the La Bamba LP will forever be known as one of rock's finest movie
    and musical soundtrack's ever recorded.


    As with our continuing expansion into the original movie soundtrack genres, Friday Music
    is very proud to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the Los Lobos
    multiplatinum smash La Bamba - The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack.


    This stunning album is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Bo Diddley/
    Chuck Berry) from the Slash Records tapes and includes the original LP sized artwork, not seen
    since its original 1987 release.


    Los Lobos La Bamba The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Another rock soundtrack
    classic from your friends at Friday Music


    La Bamba!!!

    1. La Bamba (Los Lobos)
    2. Come On, Let's Go! (Los Lobos)
    3. Ooh My Head (Los Lobos)
    4. We Belong Together (Los Lobos)
    5. Framed (Los Lobos)
    6. Donna (Los Lobos)
    7. Lonely Teardrops (Howard Huntsberry)
    8. Crying Waiting Hoping (Marshall Crenshaw)
    9. Summertime Blues (Brian Setzer)
    10. Who Do You Love? (Bo Diddley)
    11. Charlena (Los Lobos)
    12. Goodnight My Love (Los Lobos)
    Various Artists
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    Roll With The Punches

    Roll With The Punches - Van Morrison's 37th studio album - sees him simultaneously hand-picking a selection of rhythm and blues classics (by the likes of Bo Diddley, Mose Allison, Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Lightnin' Hopkins among others) and recording a set of new self-written songs. It's an album that features raw, intimate interpretations of some of the cornerstones of rock'n'roll alongside five new numbers by one of our most consistently brilliant recording artists.

    Roll With The Punches was produced by Van Morrison and recorded with an incredible team of studio collaborators including Chris Farlowe, Georgie Fame, Jeff Beck, Paul Jones and Jason Rebello.

    1. Roll With the Punches (Van Morrison & Don Black)
    2. Transformation (Van Morrison)
    3. I Can Tell (Bo Diddley & Samuel Bernard Smith)
    4. Stormy Monday / Lonely Avenue (T-Bone Walker / Doc Pomus)
    5. Goin' To Chicago (Count Basie & Jimmy Rushing)
    6. Fame (Van Morrison)
    7. Too Much Trouble (Van Morrison)
    8. Bring It on Home to Me (Sam Cooke)
    9. Ordinary People (Van Morrison)
    10. How Far From God (Sister Rosetta Tharpe)
    11. Teardrops From My Eyes (Rudy Toombs)
    12. Automobile Blues (Lightnin' Hopkins)
    13. Benediction (Mose Allison)
    14. Mean Old World (Little Walter)
    15. Ride On Josephine (Bo Diddley)
    Van Morrison
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    Havana Moon

    Import

    The third Carlos Santana solo album marks a surprising turn toward 1950s rock & roll and Tex-Mex, with covers such as Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and Chuck Berry's title song. The album features performances by Booker T & the MGs, Willie Nelson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and also Carlos' father Jose singing "Vereda Tropical" - a song Carlos had first heard when his father was serenading his mother following an argument.


    Produced by veteran R&B producers Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett, the album features an eclectic mix of sidemen, including Booker T. Jones of Booker T & the MG's, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Flaco Jim√Čnez, Stephen Kupka (of Tower Of Power) and many more.


    Havana Moon is a light effort, but it's one of Santana's most enjoyable albums, which may explain why it was also the best-selling Santana album outside the group releases in ten years.

    1. Watch Your Step
    2. Lightnin'
    3. Who Do You Love
    4. Mudbone
    5. One With You
    6. Ecuador
    7. Tales of Kilimanjaro
    8. Havana Moon
    9. Daughter of the Night
    10. They All Went To Mexico
    11. Verda Tropical
    Santana
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    The Stage Names (Awaiting Repress)

    This record dynamites the moss-covered castle walls of 2005's "Black Sheep Boy" to let in the glaring sun. Riddled with characters real and fake, with the relics of high culture and the crumpled up trash of low culture, "The Stage Names" is a cinemascopic take on the meaning of entertainment in the modern world. Reverberant with echoes of Motown snap and girl group pop, redolent with ripe whiffs of dirty rock 'n' roll, shining with the shimmy of Bo Diddley, with the shimmer of the Velvets, with the swagger of the Faces, and with a glittery sprinkling of cheap perfume to disguise the stink, "The Stage Names" is a relentlessly paced and ruthlessly thrilling journey.
    1.Our Life Is Not a Movie or Maybe

    2.Unless It Kicks

    3.Hand to Take Hold of the Scene, A

    4.Savannah Smiles

    5.Plus Ones

    6.Girl in Port, A

    7.You Can't Hold the Hand of a Rock and Roll Man

    8.Title Track

    9.John Allyn Smith Sails

    Okkervil River
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    Flyin' Shoes

    Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has been hailed by such artists as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris, Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson among others. Fat Possum proudly reissues four titles from his early career: Townes Van Zandt, Our Mother the Mountain, Delta Momma Blues and Flyin' Shoes which comprise an essential introduction to his best songs. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific and most critically acclaimed decade, these four titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Van Zandt's musical career. Featuring some of the most iconic cover art in album history designed by Milton Glaser, each is a classic in every sense of the word. These four titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Posssum is undertaking in conjuction with the Van Zandt estate.


    The final Townes Van Zandt studio record before a nine-year-long mid-'70s recording drought, Flyin' Shoes has the advantage of Van Zandt's usual stellar songs, a famed producer (Chips Moman) and a boatload of first-class sidemen, including Jimmy Day, Randy Scrugg, and Spooner Oldham. The production is reasonably spare, allowing the quality of the songwriting and Van Zandt's creaky voice to shine through. Stand out tracks include Snake Song, No Place to Fall, When She Don't Need Me and a rare cover of Bo Diddley's Who Do You Love.

    1. Loretta
    2. No Place to Fall
    3. Flyin' Shoes
    4. Who Do You Love
    5. When She Don't Need Me
    6. Dollar Bill Blues
    7. Rex's Blues
    8. Pueblo Waltz
    9. Brother Flower
    10. Snake Song
    Townes Van Zandt
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    Eleven Eleven

    On Dave Alvin's new album Eleven Eleven, the man who many credit with pioneering what has come to be known as 'roots rock,' revisits the burning, guitar-centered blues-rock that initially defined his career along with his band The Blasters in the late 1970s.


    After The Blasters, Alvin explored the path of American folk music, a road that led to classic albums and Grammy wins (for his album Public Domain: Songs from the Wild Land), establishing him as one of America's most distinguished songwriters and California's de facto roots music ambassador.


    Fast forward to Eleven Eleven and Dave is ready to raise the stakes again, calling on some Blasters including his brother Phil, with whom he duets for the first time ever on record. The inaugurals continue with Dave writing all the songs while on the road touring, a first for the seasoned performer.


    The new method clearly sparked new ideas for Alvin, with the blistering guitar runs and Bo Diddley beat of Run Conejo Run sidling up alongside the gentle finger-picking of the tremolo-soaked No Worries Mija.


    Eleven Eleven also features Harlan County Line, the song featured, along with an Alvin cameo as himself, in FX original series Justified and his highest and fastest-selling digital single ever.

    1. Harlan County Line

    2. Johnny Ace Is Dead
    3. Black Rose Of Texas
    4. Gary, Indiana 1959
    5. Run Conejo Run
    6. No Worries Mija
    7. What's Up With Your Brother?
    8. Murrietta's Head
    9. Manzanita
    10. Dirty Nightgown
    11. Two Lucky Bums
    Dave Alvin
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    Violent Hearts

    Shimmering Stars is a three-piece dream pop act from Vancouver, BC, Canada. Their music embodies an attempt at drawing out and illuminating the subtle darkness inherent in the seemingly wholesome, innocent music of the 1950s and '60s. The result filters older influences like the Everly Brothers, Del Shannon, Phil Spector and Bo Diddley through a contemporary indie lens. Songs about being in love, not being in love, the painfully modern condition of floating in a state of suspended adolescence, all tinted with the slight self-deprication of knowing how trite it is to be writing songs about these things at all.


    Shimmering Stars create reverb-soaked pop songs, full of arching harmonies, pulsing rhythms, and exquisite melodies, often with dark undertones, all while adhering to the timeless structural qualities of the seminal songs that inspired them. The songs are haunting and sublime, at times blissful, and at others heart breaking.


    The band began as a recording project in the Spring of 2010. After stumbling upon some old live footage of the Everly Brothers, Rory McClure holed up in his parents garage in Kamloops, British Columbia to record the first demos. That first recording environment rendered Shimmering Stars distinctly dusty atmospheric sound and established a conscious insertion into the garage music continuum. Violent Hearts is the debut LP from Shimmering Stars, released by Hardly Art and Almost Musique.

    1. Believe
    2. Im Gonna Try
    3. No One
    4. East Van Girls
    5. Into the Sea
    6. Nervous Breakdown
    7. Privilege
    8. Suns Going Down
    9. Sabians
    10. Dancing to Music I Hate
    11. I Dont Wanna Know
    12. Other Girls
    13. Did I Lose You
    14. Walk Away
    Shimmering Stars
    $13.99
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    The Sopranos Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl) (Awaiting Repress)

    Red with Black Smoke Colored Vinyl


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time Ever! Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray, Pressed On 180 Gram Limited Edition Vinyl.


    Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That's part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley's 1950s hit ''I'm a Man'' to Eurythmics' ''I've Tried Everything'' from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra's ''It Was a Very Good Year'' are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material -- cast member ''Little Steven'' Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul's ''Inside of Me,'' Elvis Costello & the Attractions' live take on ''Complicated Shadows,'' Wyclef Jean's rap over Sly & the Family Stone's ''Family Affair'' on ''Blood Is Thicker Than Water,'' which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be. ~ AllMusic Review by William Ruhlman

    LP1
    1. A3 - Woke Up This Morning
    2. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know
    3. Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year
    4. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Inside Of Me
    6. Cream - I Feel Free
    7. Them Featuring Van Morrison - Mystic Eyes


    LP2
    1. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
    2. Bo Diddley - I'm A Man
    3. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Complicated Shadows
    4. Nick Lowe - The Beast In Me
    5. Los Lobos - Viking
    6. Wyclef Jean - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
    7. Eurythmics - I've Tried Everything

    Various Artists
    $35.99
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    The Sopranos Soundtrack

    Pressed On 2x 180 Gram Limited Edition Transparent Red Colored Vinyl.


    Mastered For Vinyl And Lacquers Created By Kevin Gray


    Imagine an album that could contain tracks by Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and Elvis Costello, as well as Frank Sinatra, Cream, and Van Morrison. That's part of the lineup on this various-artists sampler of music used in the television series The Sopranos, music that dates from each of the last five decades of the 20th century, from Bo Diddley's 1950s hit ''I'm a Man'' to Eurythmics' ''I've Tried Everything'' from their 1999 reunion album, Peace. Familiar songs like Sinatra's ''It Was a Very Good Year'' are given a new flavor by being sequenced between very different yet oddly complementary songs. The most interesting moments, however, come with the less familiar material -- cast member ''Little Steven'' Van Zandt and the Disciples of Soul's ''Inside of Me,'' Elvis Costello & the Attractions' live take on ''Complicated Shadows,'' Wyclef Jean's rap over Sly & the Family Stone's ''Family Affair'' on ''Blood Is Thicker Than Water,'' which refers specifically to the mafia family story line of the show. The result sounds like an hour with the radio station of your dreams, which is what this kind of album aspires to be. ~ AllMusic Review by William Ruhlman

    LP1
    1. A3 - Woke Up This Morning
    2. R.L. Burnside - It's Bad You Know
    3. Frank Sinatra - It Was A Very Good Year
    4. Bob Dylan - Gotta Serve Somebody
    5. Little Steven & The Disciples Of Soul - Inside Of Me
    6. Cream - I Feel Free
    7. Them Featuring Van Morrison - Mystic Eyes


    LP2
    1. Bruce Springsteen - State Trooper
    2. Bo Diddley - I'm A Man
    3. Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Complicated Shadows
    4. Nick Lowe - The Beast In Me
    5. Los Lobos - Viking
    6. Wyclef Jean - Blood Is Thicker Than Water
    7. Eurythmics - I've Tried Everything

    Various Artists
    $35.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
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    Diddy Wah Diddy

    Double 7 Set


    In the high desert of California, they were referred to simply as "Beefheart."


    Don Van Vliet acquired the habit of singing along to vintage blues records while hanging with high school chum Frank Zappa. Founder Alex Snouffer formed the Magic Band in late 1964. And, by early 1965, the powerful and charismatic local blues combo had made quite a name for itself locally as "the band" for local dances at the fairgrounds. By late '65 the inclusion of master guitarist Rich Hepner explosively changed the group's chemistry; dances morphed to concerts - with the dancers choosing to sit on the floor, captivated by this white blues band that seemed to transform Exposition Hall into a spellbinding Louisiana swamp.


    In early 1966, the band signed with A&M Records. Producer David Gates (of Bread fame) was assigned production duties, and the first result - a cover of Bo Diddley's "Diddy Wah Diddy" - stunned everyone. Famed Del Rio, Texas DJ "Wolfman Jack" introduced it by saying "OK everybody on the highway, you'd better pull over, cause here comes Captain Beefheart with 'Diddy Wah Diddy.'"


    Ill-fated times intervened with the coincidental cover of "Diddy" by an East Coast group - The Remains - which was releases almost simultaneously on the Epic Records label. Confusion and chaos reigned, and the songs dropped from the charts quickly. Founder Snouffer reflected: That's a record label's, personal manager's, and band's nightmare." Undaunted, Gates penned a follow-up to "Diddy," entitled "Moonchild." The band arranged it themselves - interpreting Dave's guitar/voice demo. Gates reaction: "Boy, it wasn't supposed to happen like this!"


    Van Vliet had also penned his first recorded compositions - "Who Do You Think You're Fooling" for the B-side of "Diddy" and "Frying Pan" for the B-side of "Moonchild." Van Vliet went on in later years through many incarnations of Magic Bands to create the most avante-garde rock music ever recorded, but the roots of these early pieces echo throughout all the later works.


    -John French, Lancaster, CA

    1. Diddy Wah Diddy
    2. Who Do You Think You're Fooling
    3. Moonchild
    4. Frying Pan
    Captain Beefheart
    $15.99
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