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  • The Lost Tapes The Lost Tapes Quick View

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    The Lost Tapes

    In April 1985 - two years before his untimely passing - Buddy Rich and his band recorded a concert at One Pass
    Productions' King Street Studio in San Francisco using state-of-the-art equipment designed to capture the band in a
    typically live setting with natural acoustic balances and three-dimensional imaging.
    2.Round Midnight
    3.Cotton Tail
    4.New Blues
    5.Mexicali Nose
    6.The Red Snapper
    7.Westside Story (Overture)
    Buddy Rich
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure) Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure)

    The 1967 Newport Jazz Festival, fourteenth in a world-famous series, was inexplicably the first at which Lionel Hampton had ever appeared. Better late than never, the great vibist and bandleader came, played and conquered. As the crowd roars ecstatically at the end of this record, the awed but happy voice of producer George Wein is heard: »This hasn't happened since Duke « he begins, casting back in his mind to 1956 and the nearest comparable triumph.

    There is nothing quite so effective as a big band at an outdoor jazz festival. So the 1967 Newport programme included those of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Don Ellis and Lionel Hampton. Lionel knew the competition he had to face, and knew that in the festival's climatic spot - the last act on the last night - his performance would be compared with those of all the others. He prepared accordingly.
    Members of his Inner Circle, the octet with which he normally works, would provide the nucleus for an orchestra largely composed of alumni from his earlier bands. When the call went out to the Old Guard, the response was magnificent, as a glance at the personnel will show. Top names in the profession came back to join him, to form one of the great all-star bands of all time. A two week engagement at The Metropole in New York, immediately before the festival, served as a prolonged dress rehearsal, where the ensembles were polished and new arrangements familiarized. Enthusiasm mounted night by night in the Seventh Avenue club, among musicians and public alike, until Newport and the evening of 3rd July were reached. Then, as you will hear, the spirit was willing and the flesh far, far from weak.

    All these preparations ensured a good performance, but the spark, the magic necessary to make it a great one, had to come from the leader. Everybody knows that he is a kind of rhythmic dynamo-driving, full of energy, unsparing of himself. His commitment and conviction communicate rapidly with any audience, so that it is soon won over to his side. Yet in the long, ninety minute program, errors in pacing would have been easy, forgivable, but extremely damaging. A climax reached too soon would have led to anti-climax, and a flat feeling as the crowd left the ground. As it was, Lionel's long professional experience served him superbly, so that his program rose steadily and inexorably to the all-out, emotional frenzy of Flying Home. Like a good general, he never lost his grasp on the situation. He inspired his men by personal example on the vibes, reinforced the beat on a second set of drums, and finally brought up the reserves - Alan Dawson, Milt Buckner and Illinois Jacquet - at just the right time, and in the right spot, to secure an unforgettable triumph and a tumultuous ovation.


    • Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, drums)

    • Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone)

    • Snooky Young, Wallace Davenport (trumpet)

    • Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone)

    • Jerome Richardson, George Dorsey, Ed Pazant (reeds)

    • John Spruill, Milt Buckne (piano)

    • Billy Mackel (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Steve Little (drums)

    About Pure Pleasure

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

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

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

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

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

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

    1. Turn Me Loose
    2. Thai Silk
    3. Tempo's Birthday
    4. Greasy Greens
    5. Greasy Greens (Encore)
    6. Meety Benny Baily
    7. Medley:
    Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop/Hamp's Boogie Woogie
    8. Misunderstood Blues
    9. Flying Home
    Lionel Hampton
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Birdland (Awaiting Repress) Birdland (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Birdland (Awaiting Repress)

    A new, previously unreleased live album from big band leader and wildman drummer Buddy Rich is set to be released. The album, titled Birdland, captures Buddy and his Killer Force band when they were at the height of their powers.
    - Elmore Magazine
    1. Mexicali Nose
    2. Birdland
    3. Milestones
    4. Just Friends
    5. Moment's Notice
    6. I Hear A Rhapsody
    7. CTA
    8. Parthenia
    9. Keep The Customer Satisfied
    Buddy Rich
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  • Low Country Blues Low Country Blues Quick View

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    Low Country Blues

    Produced by T-Bone Burnett

    Band Features Dr. John, Jay Bellerose, Doyle Bramhall II

    Legendary Singer Interprets Classic Blues Songs by Likes of Muddy Waters and Magic Sam

    As a founding member of the one and only Allman Brothers Band and in his own storied solo career, Gregg Allman has long been a gifted natural interpreter of the blues, his soulful and distinctive voice one of the defining sounds in the history of American music. Low Country Blues marks the legendary Rock & Roll Hall of Famer's seventh solo recording and first in more than 13 years. Produced by T Bone Burnett, the album finds Allman putting his own stamp on songs by some of the blues giants whose work has long informed his own, from Muddy Waters and BB King to Buddy Guy and Magic Sam. Named for the coastal Georgia region Allman calls home, Low Country Blues stands as a high water mark in an already remarkable body of work, rich with passion, verve, and the unerring confidence of a true survivor.

    Though Allman has been a constant presence on the road over the past decade, with the Allman Brothers Band as well as with his own crack combo, he has spent precious little time in the studio since the 2002 death of producer Tom Dowd - the man behind the glass for much of his recorded career. So when his manager suggested he veer off from a 2009 tour for a Memphis meeting with the multiple Grammy Award-winning Burnett, Allman admits to being not entirely enthused.

    I said, 'Oh man, I don't wanna start meeting a string of dudes, all of 'em trying to outdo the other one, he recalls. But we stopped in Memphis and here comes T Bone. The first sentence out of his mouth was something like, 'Tommy Dowd was The Man, wasn't he? I've patterned a lot of my stuff after that gentleman.' I thought, 'Right, what've we got here?'

    The two musicians quickly bonded, chatting about favorite records, mutual friends, and reminiscences of Nashville's renowned clear channel station, WLAC, which introduced rhythm & blues music to a generation of late night listeners from New York to Miami. He told me some guy gave him a hard drive, it has 10,000 obscure blues songs, Allman says. He says, 'I'm gonna pick out twenty of 'em and send 'em to ya and you tell me what you think.' He said, 'They're old, like Billie Holliday old, and when you listen to 'em, I want you to think about us gettin' in there and about bringin' 'em up to today.'

    Allman found the idea irresistible and in January 2010, a stunning combo was assembled at Los Angeles' The Village Recorder, comprising Burnett and Doyle Bramhall II on guitars, backed by the brilliant rhythm section of upright bassist Dennis Crouch and drummer Jay Bellerose. What's more, the lineup included a brass section arranged and conducted by trumpeter Darrell Leonard, whose illustrious resume extends back to his work with Delaney Bonnie & Friends (featuring Gregg's late, great brother Duane). As if that weren't enough, sitting in on piano was a dear old friend, the Night Tripper himself, Mac Dr. John Rebennack, with whom Allman co-wrote Let This Be A Lesson To Ya' on the Gregg Allman Band's 1977 classic, Playin' Up A Storm.

    This powerhouse band - which of course also features Gregg's own acoustic guitar expertise and trademark Hammond B-3 organ - cooks up an earthy and atmospheric musical stew infused with gritty R&B muscle, spooky Southern psychedelia, and greasy deep soul grooves.

    Like any genuine bluesman, Allman's own life has been colored by myriad triumphs and too many tragedies. Low Country Blues was initially slated for a mid-2010 release, but that plan changed when Gregg, who had long battled chronic Hepatitis C, was notified that he was a candidate for a liver transplant. In June 2010, he entered the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida where he successfully underwent the difficult surgery. Knowing that he had only just made one of the defining albums of his recorded career proved to be the best medicine, giving Allman the inner strength he needed to fully heal.

    1. Floating Bridge
    2. Little By Little
    3. Devil Got My Woman
    4. I Can't Be Satisfied
    5. Blind Man
    6. Just Another Rider
    7. Please Accept My Love
    8. I Believe I'll Go Back Home
    9. Tears Tears Tears
    10. My Love is Your Love
    11. Checking On My Baby
    12. Rolling Stone
    Gregg Allman
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  • Rave On Buddy Holly Rave On Buddy Holly Quick View

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    Rave On Buddy Holly

    Rave On Buddy Holly is a 19 song 2LP collection of indelible Buddy Holly covers by a rich assemblage of current musical visionaries and creative kindred spirits. Featuring Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Graham Nash, Fiona Apple, Lou Reed, Julian Casablancas and many more!

    1. Dearest (The Black Keys)

    2. Everyday (Fiona Apple & Jon Brion)
    3. It's So Easy (Paul McCartney)
    4. Not Fade Away (Florence and the Machine)
    5. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care (Cee Lo Green)
    6. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Karen Elson)
    7. Rave On (Julian Casablancas)
    8. I'm Gonna Love You Too (Jenny O)
    9. Maybe Baby (Justin Townes Earle)
    10. Oh Boy (She & Him)
    11. Changing All Those Changes (Nick Lowe)
    12. Words of Love (Patti Smith)
    13. True Love Ways (My Morning Jacket)
    14. That'll Be the Day (Modest Mouse)
    15. Well All Right (Kid Rock)
    16. Heartbeat (The Detroit Cobras)
    17. Peggy Sue (Lou Reed)
    18. Peggy Sue Got Married (John Doe)
    19. Raining In My Heart (Graham Nash)

    Various Artists
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955 (Pre-Order) Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Jazz At The Philharmonic: Blues In Chicago 1955 (Pre-Order)

    Norman Granz' Jazz at the Philharmonic series brought together the jazz titans of his era to perform together. The
    JATP Blues in Chicago (1955) returns as a 180-gram vinyl LP. Oscar Peterson leads a band with Buddy Rich,
    Illinois Jacquet, Ray Brown, Dizzy Gillespie, and Herb Ellis performing together.
    1. The Blues
    2. The Modern Set

    3. The Ballad Medley
    4. The Swing Set
    Oscar Peterson / Illinois Jacquet / Herb Ellis
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Jazz At The Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set (Pre-Order) Jazz At The Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Jazz At The Philharmonic: The Ella Fitzgerald Set (Pre-Order)

    This 2LP set is an updated version of its first vinyl release in Verve's original Jazz At The Philharmonic archival
    series, now matching the expanded CD edition issued in 2016. It's Ella fronting an all-star band, including Charlie
    Parker, Lester Young, Buddy Rich, et al, in performances recorded 1949 and 1953. And it's now one dynamic set,
    with jaw-dropping interpretations of "Oh, Lady Be Good!," "Lullaby Of Birdland" and the jam session "Flying Home."
    Includes an essay by Will Friedwald.
    LP 1
    1.Norman Granz Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald #1
    2.Robbins' Nest
    3.A New Shade Of Blues
    4.Old Mother Hubbard
    5.I'm Just A Lucky So-And-So
    6.Somebody Loves Me
    7.Basin Street Blues
    8.Ow! / Introduction Of Ella Fitzgerald
    9.Flyin' Home
    10.Oh, Lady, Be Good!
    11.Black Coffee
    12.A-Tisket, A-Tasket

    LP 2
    1.How High The Moon
    2.Norman Granz Announcement #5 [Live From Carnegie Hall/1949]
    5.Why Don't You Do Right?
    6.A Foggy Day (In London Town)
    7.Lullaby Of Birdland
    8.The Man That Got Away

    Ella Fitzgerald
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • You Haunt Me You Haunt Me Quick View

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    You Haunt Me

    Sir Sly is not a person but the sum of its parts. Landon Jacobs, Hayden Coplen, and
    Jason Suwito often refer to Sir Sly as an elusive, almost unattainable entity they strive to
    embody. This personification of the mysterious Sir Sly is what helps drive the nonstop
    creative process that keeps the trio constantly writing and recording music, tirelessly
    striving to create art that is inventive and honest.

    The Los Angeles based band write, record, produce, mix and master all of their music in
    their own recording studio, where they have developed their signature sound - a delicate
    balance of solemnly surging, yet indelibly catchy electronic indie rock.

    Before coming together as Sir Sly in the Fall of 2012, each member spent years
    perfecting their self-taught respective crafts, honing their skills in whatever ways they
    could. Lead singer Landon Jacobs began writing songs at age 13 in the bedroom of his
    southern California home, after learning to play guitar and piano. Drummer Hayden
    Coplen learned how to play by watching and imitating old videos of Buddy Rich and
    Gene Krupa. Keyboardist Jason Suwito built the band's studio himself, and self-taught
    the technical skills involved with recording engineering and music production.
    It's this refreshing self-sustaining approach to creating music that initially brought the
    three members together, and has kept them continually working to develop and maintain
    the spirit of Sir Sly

    1. Where I'm Going
    2. Ghost
    3. Gold
    4. You Haunt Me
    5. Found You Out
    6. Nowhere / Bloodlines pt. I
    7. Inferno ft. Lizzy Plapinger from MS MR
    8. Leave You
    9. Floods
    10. Too Far Gone
    11. Helpless / Bloodlines pt. II
    Sir Sly
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  • Rhythm & Blues Rhythm & Blues Quick View

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    Rhythm & Blues

    Double LP Features Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart And Aerosmith Members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry And Brad Whitford!

    Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Buddy Guy releases his studio album, Rhythm & Blues, on RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford.

    Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today's music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.

    The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells' 1960 hit "Messin With The Kid" featuring Kid Rock, the touching "One Day Away" with Keith Urban, and "What You're Gonna Do About Me," a rousing duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with "Best In Town," "Whiskey Ghost," Guitar Slim's "Well I Done Got Over It" and more.

    The Blues disc taps into the genre's rich history with "Meet Me In Chicago," "I Could Die Happy," "Never Gonna Change" and "All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues." Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with "Evil Twin" while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on "Blues Don't Care."

    In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards' Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.

    LP 1
    1. Best In Town
    2. Justifyin'
    3. I Go By Feel
    4. Messin' With The Kid (Feat. Kid Rock)
    5. What's Up With That Woman
    6. One Day Away (Feat. Keith Urban)
    7. Well I Done Got Over It
    8. What You Gonna Do About Me (Feat. Beth Hart)
    9. The Devil's Daughter
    10. Whiskey Ghost
    11. Rhythm Inner Groove

    LP 2
    1. Meet Me In Chicago
    2. Too Damn Bad
    3. Evil Twin (Feat. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford)
    4. I Could Die Happy
    5. Never Gonna Change
    6. All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues
    7. My Mama Loved Me
    8. Blues Don't Care (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)
    9. I Came Up Hard
    10. Poison Ivy

    Buddy Guy
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Whistles & The Bells The Whistles & The Bells Quick View

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    The Whistles & The Bells

    Nashville-based The Whistles & The Bells is set to release their self-titled album, produced by Grammy Award winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy). The vehicle of singer/songwriter Bryan Simpson, former front man of Cadillac Sky, The Whistles & The Bells defy easy categorization as folk, alt-country, indie rock and gospel thread together to create a rich musical tapestry that matches the intense soul searching of Simpson's evocative and poetic lyrics.
    1. Mercy Please
    2. Transistor Resistor
    3. Ghost Town
    4. Canary Cage
    5. Two Elephants
    6. Skeletons
    7. Ghetto Gold
    8. Cosmic Torpedoes
    9. Last Night God Sang Me A Song
    10. Bad Superheroes
    11. Shadow Of Death
    The Whistles & The Bells
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Glory Road The Glory Road Quick View

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    The Glory Road

    Her voice was all Saturday night, delivered on a Sunday
    morning. Patsy on Jesus. Elvis without the pelvis. Fern
    Jones' only album, released by Dot Records in 1959,
    captured 36-year-old Sister Fern as she anointed
    church music with the same untamed energy that
    younger white Southerners were bringing to their rock
    'n' roll. Produced by Mac Wiseman and showcasing crack
    Nashville session players Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland,
    Floyd Cramer, Joe Zinkan, and Buddy Harman fresh
    off their June 1958 session with The Pelvis, Singing A
    Happy Song should've taken Jones from dusty canvas
    big tops to the Opry's storied stage. But with no 45 to
    flog, Jones instead sold nary a record and never did hear
    herself on the radio. Her fiery rockabilly gospel was a
    few shades too radical for the conservative, traditional,
    near puritanical public she played to anyway. Fern
    Jones: The Glory Road collects her Singing A Happy
    Song LP and cuts including "Didn't It Rain," from her
    The Joneses Sing album, into one rousing package,
    rich with the details and imagery of a brief career
    spent tethered to the hard ground and gazing skyward.
    The Glory Road'ssound gnaws at the bit and stands in
    reverence, a runaway rockabilly tent show without a
    single drop of rain on the horizon.
    1. You Ain't Got Nothin'
    2. I Do Believe
    3. I Was There When It Happened
    4. Be Thankful You're You
    5. Strange Things Happening Every Day
    6. I Ain't Got Time
    7. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
    8. Keeps Me Busy
    9. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    10. I Am A Pilgrim And A Stranger
    11. Let Tomorrow Be
    12. Didn't It Rain
    13. When I Meet You
    14. By And By
    15. I Don't Care What The World May Do
    16. This World Is Not My Home
    Fern Jones
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast) Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast) Quick View

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    Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast)

    Cut From The Original Stereo Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound

    Legendary 1964 Stereo Recording On 180-Gram Vinyl For The First Time

    Housed In A Stoughton Old Style Tip-on Jacket

    180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI

    Revival Of Musical Is Currently Playing On Broadway At The Broadway Theatre

    Based on Sholom Aleichem's stories about a poor milkman in late 19th century Russia, and the five daughters for whom he seeks significant weddings, this great musical, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 22, 1964, benefited from the portrayal of Zero Mostel as Tevye, and Jerome Robbins' splendid choreography in Boris Aronson's sets inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall. In the profuse score created by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, If I Were A Rich Man stands out as the anthem of everyone looking for a better life. Before she became Mame's bosom buddy and a television Golden Girl, Bea Arthur played Yente, the matchmaker; and Maria Karnilova traded her stripper's outfit in Gypsy for the torn dress worn by Golde, Tevye's long-suffering and silent wife. Others who shone in the cast included Julia Migenes as Hodel; Bert Convy as Perchik, the student; Austin Pendleton, as Motel, the tailor; and Leonard Frey, as Mendel, the rabbi's son. Even though several actors (Herschel Bernardi, Luther Adler, Harry Goz, among others) played the milkman during the show's long run of 3,242 performances, Mostel's portrayal remains its supreme incarnation.

    1. Prologue: Tradition
    2. Matchmaker
    3. If I Were a Rich Man
    4. Sabbath Prayer
    5. To Life
    6. Miracle of Miracles
    7. The Dream
    8. Sunrise, Sunset
    9. Wedding Dance
    10. Now I Have Everything
    11. Do You Love Me?
    12. The Rumor
    13. Anatevka
    Various Artists
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Haden Triplets The Haden Triplets Quick View

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    The Haden Triplets

    Third Man Records is proud to present the debut album from The Haden Triplets. These are songs steeped in history and sung in a close harmony
    that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness and a near psychic vocal interplay that can only come from being born mere
    seconds apart from each other. It's been rendered and produced beautifully by American music legend Ry Cooder.

    This is an album expanding on an American musical tradition. It is not pastiche or a tribute, but rather a direct antecedent and extension of the original folk legacy that is being exhibited within these songs.

    Here's a little more about it in the Haden's own words.

    During our early life, we were surrounded by music on both sides of our family. We visited our dad's family in Missouri, where they taught us old country songs they used to perform on the radio as The Haden Family. Our grandparents on our mother's side used to sing us to sleep with old Yiddish songs. Growing up, we often had music playing in the house, whether it be our mom playing Billie Holiday and Nina Simone records, or our dad playing Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman in the living room.

    We met Ry when we played with his son Joachim, and Joachim asked him if he'd sit in for our show. Once Ry heard we were singing "Voice From On High" by Bill Monroe, he was in right away. The next day we got a call from Ry suggesting we record an album. We wrote down a collection of songs we all liked, then narrowed it down to the music that became the Haden Triplets album. These songs are rich in history, and by recording them we hope to help keep them alive. - Tanya, Rachel & Petra Haden

    Produced by Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club, Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Paris, Texas)and mixed by Martin Pradler (Robbie Robertson, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy)

    1. Slowly I'm Falling
    2. Single Girl, Married Girl
    3. Voice from on High
    4. Memories of Mother and Dad
    5. Raining
    6. Making Believe
    7. When I Stop Dreaming
    8. My Baby's Gone
    9. Billy Bee
    10. A Tiny Broken Heart
    11. On a Lonesome Night
    12. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    13. Oh Take Me Back
    The Haden Triplets
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Quick View

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    Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob

    Lovingly Remastered Using Pioneering Restoration Techniques

    Very few names in the history of the blues capture the imagination quite like that of Barbecue Bob. Don't be fooled by the quirky pseudonym and gimmicky publicity photograph of him posing in his chef's whites with guitar in hand, as he was an incredibly influential figure whose records helped pave the way for many of the important bluesmen that followed.

    One of the unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues style, Robert Hicks aka Barbecue Bob recorded over sixty sides for Columbia Records and became one of the best-selling artists on their 'race series', outsold only by Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Blind Willie Johnson. With his original and witty compositions he was one of the real pioneers of the Atlanta blues scene of the time, but his career was tragically ended by his death from pneumonia at the age of just 29.

    Born in Walnut Grove, Georgia to a family of sharecroppers, Hicks learned to play the guitar from his brother Charley and Savannah 'Dip' Weaver, the mother of his friend Curley Weaver. He teamed up with Charley, Curley and harmonica player Eddie Mapp to perform at dances, parties and picnics in the Atlanta area. After leaving the group in 1926, Hicks became a chef in a barbecue joint where he would cook, serve and sing to the customers. He soon became something of a local celebrity and was noticed by a talent scout from Columbia Records, who gave him the opportunity to record under the catchy title of Barbecue Bob.

    Characterized by a heavy percussive guitar style, he often used a bottleneck and played with a frailing technique that is more often associated with the claw hammer banjo. His twelve string guitar gave a rich accompaniment to his warm nasal singing voice which, compared to the morbid and foreboding songs of the Delta blues, created a vibe which was jaunty and upbeat. With a huge repertoire of songs ranging from hokum to slow blues and spirituals to traditional songster tunes, his music is imbued with a special warmth typical to the East Coast blues.

    Even from the opening few measures of his very first record Barbecue Blues, Hicks signature sound of a bright and trebly twelve string guitar combined with his expressive voice is instantly accessible and almost 'pop' sounding in comparison with other blues singers of the time. His debut song was a huge success and led to a prolific recording career over the next four years when, it is said, he lived fast and enjoyed the high life. Hicks frequently recorded with his brother Charley, who was known as Laughing Charley Lincoln, and would later record several sides in 1930 with Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver as the Georgia Cotton Pickers.

    Largely due to his life being tragically cut short in 1931, his music has been sadly overlooked and has therefore not received the respect proffered to other East coast players such as Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. He was however a true innovator in his time, and this compilation gives proof that his music is undoubtedly some of the most engaging early blues that you are likely to hear.

    1. Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home (1927)

    2. Barbecue Blues (1927)
    3. Honey Your Going Too Fast (1928)

    4. Motherless Chile Blues (1927)

    5. She Looks So Good (1930)
    6. Thinkin' Funny Blues (1927)

    7. Honey You Don't Know My Mind (1927)
    8. Going Up The Country (1928)

    9. Atlanta Moan (1930)

    10. It Just Won't Hay (1929)

    11. Chocolate To The Bone (1928)

    12. She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day (1930)
    Barbecue Bob
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack)

    Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters

    Rainbow Bridge is being reissued on vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.

    Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums-including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

    Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as ''Dolly Dagger'' and ''Room Full Of Mirrors'' were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of ''Star Spangled Banner'' as well as the majestic ''Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).'' The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition ''Hear My Train A Comin''' is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on ''Earth Blues.''

    After Hendrix's death in September 1970, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun was scrapped and instead two posthumous albums were created from the sessions, including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

    1. Dolly Dagger
    2. Earth Blues
    3. Pali Gap
    4. Room Full of Mirrors
    5. Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
    6. Look Over Yonder
    7. Hear My Train A Comin' (live)
    8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    Jimi Hendrix
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Ella And Louis Again (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    There isn't much one can say about an album whose title is Ella And Louis Again. The "again" obviously means they've already done one album together and beyond that, what can you say about two people like Ella and Louis? I doubt that there's anyone today who loves music, who doesn't know Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The backing, with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Louis Bellson substituting for Buddy Rich, remains, as in the first album, quiet, discreet, swinging.

    "Once again (so to speak) Pops and the First Lady of Song seem to be singing in the room, right before your eyes. (When I recently played Ella & Louis for a friend who's a prominent jazz critic, he literally gasped and afterward likened the experience to "an acid trip.") ... their shivering cruise through 'Autumn in New York,' on Ella & Louis Again, is one of those essential artifacts of American civilization." - Fred Kaplan,, Aug. 10, 2012

    "...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011

    Originally released in 1957.



    • Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals

    • Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

    • Louie Bellson, drums

    • Ray Brown, bass

    • Herb Ellis, guitar

    • Oscar Peterson, piano

    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Woopee
    3. They All Laughed
    4. Comes Love
    5. Autumn In New York
    6. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
    7. Stompin' At The Savoy
    8. I Won't Dance
    9. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM Mono - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone (Out Of Stock)

    As one of the world's most respected guitarists in one of rock's most commercially successful bands, John Frusciante seemingly had it all figured out. So when the famed alternative guitar guru opted out of his second stint as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009, many racked their brains for an explanation. But listening to PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, it's clear that Frusciante had an itch that the Peppers couldn't scratch. A record as sprawling, layered, and flat-out bizarre as its title would suggest, reveling instead in an eclectic mix of electronica, funk, free jazz, and krautrock.

    The record's break from the Peppers' funk rock formula shouldn't come as a complete surprise to those familiar with Frusciante's past solo efforts, which have always been hard to categorize. Some, like 2004s Ian MacKaye-produced DC EP, keep things on a straight and narrow pop rock path, while others, like 2001s To Record Only Water For Ten Days, are more enigmatic. But even with that caveat, PBX is Frusciante's most challenging and niche effort to date. "Bike", with its Buddy Rich-on-crank drum intro and skittering Pro Tools backbeat, sounds like a sonic freak-out from the year 2036, whereas "Ratisug" works its way back toward center while preserving the record's heavy electronic lean.

    The LP is anything but even-keeled, and the music constantly changes course, often within the same song. But with repeated listens, that quickly becomes part of its zonked-out charm. PBX is a record strung out on big, sometimes half-baked ideas and lots of lofty ambition, and fortunately Frusciante has accrued enough good will for listeners to let him off the leash some. It hits (it's hard to listen to the beginning of "Mistakes" without thinking of that A-Ha video from 1987) and it misses ("Uprane?" Good God, what's happening?), but still it keeps the air underneath its wings. If Frusciante had to bail on his Peppers gig to find inspiration, at least the result tickles the eardrums in some unexpected ways.

    1. - IntroSabam

    2. - Hear Say

    3. - Bike

    4. - Ratiug

    5. - Guitar

    6. - Mistakes

    7. - Uprane

    8. - Sam

    9. - Sum

    10. - Ratiug [Acapella Version]

    11. - Walls And Doors

    John Frusciante
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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