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The Best Of Solomon Burke (Limited Edition)The late great King of Rock N Soul Solomon Burke was an American original. His music has touched millions of faithful followers due to his angelic voice drenched in gospel, soul and rock and roll. Not only did he sell millions of records worldwide, but many superstar acts like The Rolling Stones and Tom Petty have also paid tribute to the man with their renditions of his classics over the years.
In 1966, Atlantic Records assembled one truly amazing collection of hits, which has been out of print on vinyl for over four decades entitled The Best Of Solomon Burke. Featuring twelve of his most loved Atlantic Records era recordings from 1960 to 1966, the album boasts such soul classics as Cry To Me, Everybody Needs Someone To Love, Just Out Of Reach and Got To Get You Off My Mind.
Friday Music now presents a limited edition 180g audiophile vinyl version of this incredible masterwork. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA, The Best Of Solomon Burke is truly a classic soul masterpiece now impeccably revisited in the audiophile domain. These original sessions were produced by the legendary Jerry Wexler and Bert Berns, and engineered by Tom Dowd.
For this special limited edition release, they have included all the original Loring Eutemey artwork restored faithfully as well as a poly sleeve to protect the cover and a poly lined LP sleeve to preserve the vinyl for years to come.1. Got To Get You Off Of My Mind (1965)
2. The Price (1964)
3. Down In The Valley (1962)
4. Im Hanging Up My Heart For You (1962)
5. If You Need Me (1965)
6. Just Out Of Reach (1960)
7. Cry To Me (1961)
8. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love (1964)
9. Home In Your Heart (1962)
10. Tonights The Night (1965)
11. I Really Dont Want To Know (1962)
12. Words (1962)$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of Atlantic Soul 1962-1965 (Pre-Order)
The First Domestic Vinyl Collection Of His Groundbreaking Atlantic Recordings Released Since 1966
Each LP Is Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited Based On Pre Orders
180g, Black Vinyl Pressed At Record Industry Comes In A Single Sleeve UV-Gloss, Old School Tipon Stoughton Sleeve With Brand New Artwork
Solomon Burke helped to shape the sound of rhythm and blues as one of
the founding fathers of soul music. He had a litany of hit singles in the
1960s for Atlantic Records including "Cry to Me," "If You Need Me," "Down
in the Valley," and "Everybody Needs Somebody to Love," to name a few.
Atlantic Records' co-founder Jerry Wexler has referred to Burke as "the
greatest male soul singer of all time" and it was reported that he signed a
"handshake" deal with the label within ten minutes of originally entering
Wexler's office. His signing helped to reinvigorate the label, as stars Bobby
Darin and Ray Charles had just left.
Drawing inspiration from gospel, jazz, country and blues-Burke developed
his own unique style and was often called "The King of Rock 'n' Soul"
earning him a wide bi-racial audience. Due to his spiritual background he
refused to be classified as an R&B singer because of its labeled stigma
by the church. During his almost six decades of performing, he released
38 studio albums-selling at total 17 million-and had 35 charting singles
including 26 that made the Billboard R&B charts.
In 2001, he was inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame as a performer
and has been ranked by Rolling Stone on their list of "100 Greatest
Singers of All Time." Burke is one of the most important male vocalists in
music history and has influenced legendary rockers such as the Rolling
Stones, Elvis Costello, Van Morrison, the Animals and Tom Petty1. Just Out of Reach (Of My Two Open Arms)
2. Cry To Me
3. Down in the Valley
4. Looking For My Baby
5. Baby (I Wanna Be Loved)
6. I'm Hanging Up My Heart For You
7. Home In Your Heart
8. If You Need Me
10. Go On Back to Him
11. Got To Get You Off My Mind
12. Can't Nobody Love You
13. Goodbye Baby (Baby Goodbye)
14. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
Hold On Tight (Pre-Order)
Limited Pressing Of 500 Individually Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Yellow Vinyl
On October 10, 2010, Solomon Burke passed away at Amsterdam Schiphol airport on his way to perform a gig with his Dutch collaborators De Dijk. What was supposed to be a release party for their album Hold On Tight then became a celebration of the life of the one true King of Rock 'n Soul.
De Dijk, heroes of the Dutch music scene, and Solomon met and shared the stage while on tour in 2007, and they came up with the idea to record an album together. King Solomon was true to his word; De Dijk adapted a number of songs from their back catalogue for Solomon to sing, and they dove into the studio for what sadly turned out to be Solomon's last album.
De Dijk's bluesy spin on soulful hard rock turned out to be a sweet musical match with Burke's powerful vocals, Hold On Tight is one of the truest Rock & Roll projects he worked on. As allmusic.com puts it: 'an impressive finale to a genuinely remarkable career'. The album features a contribution of Jools Holland on piano on What A Woman.
Available on coloured vinyl for the first time, 500 individually numbered copies are pressed on yellow vinyl. Strictly limited!1. Hold On Tight
2. My Rose Saved From The Street
3. What A Woman
4. No One
5. More Beauty
6. I Gotta Be With You
7. Seventh Heaven
8. Good For Nothing
9. Text Me
10. Don't Despair
11. The Bend
12. Perfect Song$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Newest Youth RebellionIndex for Potential Suicide combine experimental sounds with the extremities of noisy, discordant hardcore. Powerful, pissed, and chaotic for fans of Dillinger Escape Plan, The Locust, and Prevail (an ex member of Prevail played on this LP). Guest appearances by Eric Wood of Man Is The Bastard and Neil Burke of Mens Recovery Project and Sinking Body.1. The Newest Youth Rebellion
2. Flavor of the Month
3. Remote Control and Mousepads
4. Eat Lightning, Crap Thunder
5. Global Injustice
6. Rock Out With Your Cock Out
7. Arriving at Suicide
8. Escape Unsuccessful
9. Death Toll Confirmed
10. Electronics Sabotage And Surveillance
11. Escape From Uncle Bill's Lap
12. The Nine Envelopes Contents
13. How to Build a Silencer for a Semi-Automatic Weapon
14. Mongroid Manipulation
15. Silence, Completed
16. 2 1 2, Fuck You$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Life, Love And LeavingFeatures The Previously Unreleased Album Outtake, ''This Old Heart'' (Originally By James Brown), Which Had Gone Unheard For Over 15 Years.
Features Eddie Hawrsh (The Black Crowes) On Bass.
Originally released in 2001, the Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving is the group's best-known effort, coming at a time when bands like the White Stripes and Dirtbombs were also releasing seminal albums that started picking up recognition outside of their collective hometown of Detroit. Hitting hard with songs by soul heavyweights like Solomon Burke (''Stupidity''), Mary Wells (''Bye Bye Baby''), Otis Redding (''Shout Bamalama''), the inimitable vocals of Rachel Nagy would no-doubt be a template from which folks like Amy Winehouse would work from years later. A landmark collection of covers.1. Hey Sah-Lo-Ney
2. He Did It
3. Home In Your Heart
4. Oh My Lover
5. Cry On
7. Bye Bye Baby
8. Boss With the Hot Sauce
9. I'm Laughing At You
10. You Can't Miss Nothing That You Never Had
11. Right Around the Corner
12. Won't You Dance With Me
13. Let's Forget About the Past
14. Shout Bamalama
15. This Old Heart*
* Previously Unreleased$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Original 1980 Soundtrack
First Pressing Of 2000 Numbered Copies On Blue Vinyl
Comic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd rightfully get credit for exposing many people to the music of Blues and R&B veterans. The soundtrack to their hugely successful musical comedy Blues Brothers was released on June 20, 1980 as the second album by the Blues Brothers Band, which also toured that year to promote the film.
The rollicking remake of the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin' was a Billboard Top 20 hit, featuring an arrangement notable for the horn section that replaces Steve Winwood's rumbling organ work. Ray Charles has a good time with Shake a Tail Feather, and he's helped out by Jake and Elwood Blues (Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively). The cover of Solomon Burke's Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is a lot of fun, thanks to the great overall rhythm and Elwood's lightning-fast stage rap, while James Brown and the Reverend James Cleveland Choir provide a blast of gospel music on Old Landmark. Aretha Franklin's Think is explosive, and Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher is slyly irresistible.
The first 2000 copies are numbered and pressed on blue vinyl!1. She Caught The Katy
2. Peter Gunn Theme
3. Gimme Some Lovin'
4. Shake Your Tailfeather
5. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
6.The Old Landmark
8. Theme From Rawhide
9. Minnie The Moocher
10. Sweet Home Chicago
11. Jailhouse Rock$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Blues Brothers Original Soundtrack (Colored Vinyl)Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl
Comic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd rightfully get credit for exposing many people to the music of Blues and R&B veterans. The soundtrack to their hugely successful musical comedy Blues Brothers was released on June 20, 1980 as the second album by the Blues Brothers Band, which also toured that year to promote the film.
The rollicking remake of the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin' was a Billboard Top 20 hit, featuring an arrangement notable for the horn section that replaces Steve Winwood's rumbling organ work. Ray Charles has a good time with Shake a Tail Feather, and he's helped out by Jake and Elwood Blues (Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively). The cover of Solomon Burke's Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is a lot of fun, thanks to the great overall rhythm and Elwood's lightning-fast stage rap, while James Brown and the Reverend James Cleveland Choir provide a blast of gospel music on Old Landmark. Aretha Franklin's Think is explosive, and Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher is slyly irresistible.1. She Caught The Katy
2. Peter Gunn Theme
3. Gimme Some Lovin'
4. Shake Your Tailfeather
5. Everybody Needs
6. Somebody To Love
7. The Old Landmark
9. Theme From Rawhide
10. Minnie The Moocher
11. Sweet Home Chicago
12. Jailhouse Rock$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Let Freedom RingImport
Prophet started his wild ride back in 1984, when Green on Red, the
seminal purveyors of American Rock-Roots, plucked him out of
Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight-year ride, and the
recording of as many albums. Since then Prophet has recorded nine
amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with the likes of
Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake, and Jonathan Richman, not to
mention production credits for Warren Zevon, Alejandro Escovedo
and Kelly Willis. Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke and Heart have
recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Prophet has never
been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out.
For his ninth solo album Let Freedom Ring, Chuck reached out to
some musicians and talked them into going down to Mexico City, The
Biggest City in the World (pop. 25 million). Recorded at Estudio 19, a
state-ofthe- art studio (well, circa 1958 state-of-the-art anyway) with
Greg Leisz (Beck, Wilco, Emmylou Harris) coproducing.
Within three days of arriving swine flu broke out and the indignity of
having to wear blue surgical masks just to fit in.
Over the course of the next eight days, the band set about recording
¡Let Freedom Ring!, enduring a poorly timed blackout, shakedowns
by the Policia, and a 6.4 earthquake mid-take - Mexico City might only
be 4 hours away by plane but it might as well have been on the other
side of the moon. But whilst mayhem ensued, the band buckled down
to the task in hand, all set up together in a tight little bamboo lined
room with the amps cranked. Chuck played his Fender Squire, Kelly
Stoltz on backing vocals, Rusty Miller (Jason Lyteâ€Ÿs band) played
bass while Drummer Ernest Boom Carter turned his sticks into
kindling. Carter played on Springsteenâ€Ÿs Born To Run - he promptly
quit the E Street Band after they spent 6 months recording it. The
results can be heard from the Clash inspired opener to the power pop
of Let Freedom Ringâ€Ÿ and the Eddie Cochran infused Good Time
Crowdâ€Ÿ.1. Sonny Liston's Blues
2. What Can A Mother Do
3. Where The Hell Is Henry?
4. iLet Freedom Ring!
5. You And Me Baby (Holding On)
6. American Man
7. Barely Exist
8. Hot Talk
9. Love Won't Keep Us Apart
10. Good Time Crowd
11. Leave The Window Open$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
PollinatorYou catch yourself when you ask Debbie Harry and Chris Stein,
one of the most captivating creative pairings in music ever, about the
creeping gentrification of New York City. You catch yourself because
Blondie was formed during a 1970s era of urban decay - a time when
the travails of being in a band, seeking an artistic outlet, or instigating a
scene as a means of existence was a survival of the fittest among streets
of heightened crime and social unrest. Certainly, those 1970s New
York streets have been glamourised in the onslaught of retrospective
looks at the punk, new wave, disco and hip-hop scenes that found their
fundamental roots in that era. But it certainly wasn't an easier time to
live there. The challenges and intensity of the city were just different.
Blondie emerged the fittest. They've outlived the groundbreaking moment
that birthed them and have adapted to time, space and industry
evolution as much as the face of New York itself. Walk into any dance
club tonight and hear a 'Call Me' or a 'Heart Of Glass'. Talk to
any hip-hop historian and recall that Debbie was an original Beastie
Boy who took rap music to the masses when it was still a block party
concern. Read any tome on the history of punk and they're interwoven
into the fabric of the one genre that still inspires most and every
band to pick a name and find a practice space. Their active presence
in our lives 40 million albums sales and countless accolades later
(including a Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction in 2006 and
NME Godlike Genius Award in 2014) isn't something anyone wants
to take advantage of.
That's what their 11th album 'Pollinator' sets out to establish. In true
pop art fashion it's as post-modern as a concept gets and the perfect
way to move on from 2014's 40th anniversary celebrations and the
subsequent release of 'Ghosts Of Download'. In 'Pollinator' exists a
giant feedback loop - one in which Blondie created, then generations
were inspired, then those generation created and inspired, and are
now teaming up with Blondie. When the time came for Chris, Debbie
and drummer Clem Burke to "get the band back together" and make
an album, choice pioneers from the decades since Blondie's birth
were called upon to contribute songs for the record, thereby weaving
their own way into the living, breathing story of the band, a group that
directly affected their own genetic makeup. The list is enviable and
reflects the dynamism of Blondie's very own cross-pollinating past:
Johnny Marr, Sia, Dev Hynes, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek (TV On
The Radio), Nick Valensi (The Strokes) and The Gregory Brothers
all lent their creations for Blondie to interpret, each building upon the
aspect of their heroes that's bolstered their own sound.1. Doom or Destiny
2. Long Time
3. Already Naked
5. My Monster
6. Best Day Ever
8. When I Gave Up on You
9. Love Level
10. Too Much
11. Fragments$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
World CitizenWorld Citizen is the new album from legendary British reggae group Black Slate, with original core members Desmond Mahoney and Elroy Bailey joined by new members Jessie Braide and Horace Burke, and produced by Byron Mitchell. They are joined by additional musicians and vocalists, including Sarah Tobias, Jackie Davies, Joy Mack, Patrick Anthony, Cliff Charles, and Delroy Pinnock.1. World Citizenship
2. When I Think About It
3. Living in the Footsteps
4. Roots Love
5. Postcode Gangster
6. It's a Shame
7. Mozart in Trenchtown
8. Rasta Children
9. Step Right Back
10. Feel Like a Man
11. Calling Jah
13. World Citizenship (Instrumental)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1396xDerek Trucks Band
Joyful NoiseAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time!
Guest Appearances By Solomon Burke, RubÉn Blades A.O.
American guitarist and songwriter Derek Trucks had played with such artists as Bob Dylan, Joe Walsh and Stephen Stills by his twentieth birthday. After performing with The Allman Brothers Band for several years as a guest musician, Trucks became a formal member of the band in 1999 and appeared on 4 of their albums.
Trucks officially formed The Derek Trucks Band in 1996. The album Joyful Noise features guests including his wife Susan Tedeschi (with who he formed The Tedeschi Trucks Band in 2010), Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and soul artist Solomon Burke. Derek is best known for his slide guitar style and plays an eclectic blend of blues, soul, jazz, rock and world music. The Derek Trucks Band won an Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album for Already Free [MOVLP1395] in 2010.LP 1
1. Joyful Noise
2. So Close, So Far Away
3. Home In Your Heart (Featuring Solomon Burke)
4. Maki Madni (Featuring Rahat Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan)
5. Kam-ma-lay (Featuring RubÉn Blades)
1. Like Anyone Else (Featuring Solomon Burke)
2. Every Good Boy
3. Baby, You're Right (Featuring Susan Tedeschi)
4. Lookout 31
5. Frisell$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Animal JoySub Pop is proud to present Shearwater's Animal Joy, our first album by the band and their eighth overall. Led by Jonathan Meiburg, and featuring drummer Thor Harris, and bassist Kimberly Burke, Shearwater has been a favorite at Sub Pop HQ for years. On Animal Joy, Meiburg ditches the expansive approach of his recent records - particularly the epic trilogy of Palo Santo, Rook and The Golden Archipelago - to create a record that seems shockingly direct, immediate and intensely personal. He's no stranger to lush, crafted recordings, but this one sounds like no prior Shearwater incarnation.1. Animal Life
2. Breaking the Yearlings
3. Dread Sovereign
4. You as You Were
7. Open Your Houses
8. Run the Banner Down
9. Pushing the River
10. Believing Makes it Easy
11. Star of the Age$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Movin' and Groovin' (45RPM)This 1960 trio date was pianist Parlan's first of many great releases for Blue Note. The Pittsburgh native, who overcame polio as a child that left his right hand crippled, had gained some serious props with his contributions on two of Charles Mingus' best albums the year prior (Mingus Ah Um, Blues And Roots), and was now ready to step out on his own. Choosing to tackle mostly standards, Parlan channels his idol Bud Powell's classic trio dates with the able assistance of Blue Note regulars Sam Jones, bass and drummer Al Harewood. The result is an eclectic mix, interpreting the works of Tadd Dameron, Duke Ellington, Milt Jackson and Burke-Van Heussen plus a Parlan original, Up In Cynthia's Room, which became one of his signature pieces.
Horace Parlan, piano
Al Harewood, drums
Sam Jones, bass
This title is not eligible for discount.1. C Jam Blues
2. On Green Dolphin Street
3. Up in Cynthia's Room
4. Lady Bird
5. Bags' Groove
6. Stella By Starlight
7. There is No Greater Love
8. It Could Happen to You$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SlipstreamBonnie Raitt's new album Slipstream is daring, bluesy and steeped with the inimitable slide guitar and soulful vocals that could only be hers. Slipstream marks her first new release in seven years, and the debut for her newly minted label, Redwing Records.
While most of Slipstream is self-produced and features Raitt's longtime touring band, four of the album's songs were helmed by celebrated producer Joe Henry (Allen Toussaint, Solomon Burke) and showcase his unusual crew of extraordinary musicians. Additional guests include Bill Frisell, Al Anderson (NRBQ), Ireland's Paul Brady and Maia Sharp.
The album's 12-tracks feature Raitt's renditions of songs by such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Joe Henry and Loudon Wainwright III. An updated, reggae-fied version of Gerry Rafferty's Right Down the Line leads the charge here as the album's first single.1. Used to Rule the World
2. Right Down the Line
3. Million Miles
4. You Can't Fail Me Now
5. Down To You
6. Take My Love With You
7. Not Cause I Wanted To
8. Ain't Gonna Let You Go
9. Marriage Made in Hollywood
10. Split Decision
11. Standing in the Doorway
12. God Only Knows$20.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tears Of The WorldOn June 16, 2015, the blues world lost an outstanding artist in Mighty Sam McClain. Tears Of The World is his last album, and will remain as his legacy. McClain has sung the blues for half a century, tinged with an energy-boosting helping of soul. Since the deaths of Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, and McClain s great inspiration Bobby Blue Bland, the soul preacher and bluesman held the status of the only surviving R&B singer of the first generation. This CD includes classics from the repertoire of legendary labels such as Hi Records, a country number from Carlene Carter, and Que Sera, Sera not exactly a typical blues song given the full rock treatment!1. Tears Of The World
2. Please Mr. Foreman
4. Living In The Key Of G
5. Que Sera, Sera
7. Too Proud
8. Apples (Don't Fall Far From The Tree)
9. Somebody Help Me
10. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
11. Promised Land$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
BeyonceBeyoncÉ is the fifth studio album by American recording artist BeyoncÉ.
The 14-song collection features Drunk In Love, a new collaboration with husband Jay Z; Mine, featuring Drake; Superpower, with her I Miss You collaborator Frank Ocean; and Blue, a song with her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.
Every song on the album has also been given a video, all of which are included as a DVD. Grown Woman, a promotional cut that Beyonce performed during her Mrs. Carter world tour this year, appears as a bonus video, but did not make the album's track list.
The collaborators on the album vary from the indie and unexpected (Chairlift's Caroline Polacheck co-wrote and produced the slinky No Angel, Sia wrote touching opener Pretty Hurts while a mysterious writer-producer credited as Boots is listed on half the album's tracks as a co-writer) to first-time collabs with Miguel (Rocket), Drake and Noah 40 Shebib (Mine), Hit-Boy (Bey Reel) and Frank Ocean (Superpower) to reunions with Ryan Tedder and The-Dream (XO), Justin Timberlake, Pharrell and Timbaland (Blow).
Directors featured on the music videos include Detail, Jake Nava, Hype Williams, Terry Richardson, Melina Matsoukas, Jonas Åkerlund, Ricky Saiz, Pierre Debusschere, @lilinternet, Francesco Carrozzini, Ed Burke, Bill Kirstein and Todd Tourso. Grown Woman, initially previewed via Pepsi's global spot with Beyonce in April, is featured as a bonus video-only cut, directed by Jake Nava.
- BillboardLP 1
1. Pretty Hurts
3. Drunk In Love (feat. Jay Z)
5. No Angel
2. Mine (feat. Drake)
4. Flawless (feat. Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche)
5. Superpower (feat. Frank Ocean)
7. Blue (feat. Blue Ivy)
1. Pretty Hurts
4. Drunk In Love
6. No Angel
18. Grown Woman (Bonus Video)$36.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Wilson PickettThe great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock and pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.
In 1967, Wilson 'The Wicked' Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by Booker T. and The M.G.'s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts for over a year.
The man was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder and Bryan Ferry, just to name a few.
Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000 Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This top ten charting 1967 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades, that is until now! Friday Music has announced for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson Pickett.
Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the high fidelity audiophile domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.1. In the Midnight Hour 
2. I Found a Love 
3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) 
4. If You Need Me 
5. Mustang Sally 
6. Don't Fight It 
7. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love 
8. It's Too Late 
9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) 
10. Funky Broadway 
11. Soul Dance Number Three 
12. Land of 1000 Dances $31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'sThe Original Atlantic Soul Masters 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues..
As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school. It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.s.
This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald Duck Dunn on bass went on to record a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history! With chart topping soul rockers like Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.
Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s for the first time on 180g Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.
This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like Mo Onions, Slim Jenkins Place and Soul Dressing. Plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals Groovin and George Gershwins Summertime.
They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian. This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson PickettThe Best Of Wilson Pickett and Solomon BurkeThe Best Of Solomon Burke.1. Hip Hug-Her
2. Slim Jenkins Place
3. Green Onions
4. Soul Dressing
5. Jelly Bread
7. Mo Onions
10. Cant Be Still
12. Red, Beans And Rice
$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of Clarence Carter
The Clarence Carter/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate 4 Decades Of Clarence's Greatest Atlantic Records Hits
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl And Original LP Artwork
#11 R&B Album In 1971 • Recorded At The Legendary Fame Studios With Producer Rick Hall
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes
Clarence Carter will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in
gospel, soul, rock and pop. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter
created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.
In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled
The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and
Snatchin' It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Can't Leave Your Love
Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham
and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades
that is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl release of The Best Of Clarence Carter. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach
sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork elements by
Haig Adishian and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, not seen in LP cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering
soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel
this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed
release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.
Can You Just Slip Away1. Slip Away
2. I Smell a Rat
3. Too Weak to Fight
4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
5. Snatching It Back
7. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
8. Funky Fever
9. Doin' Our Thing
10. The Feeling Is Right
11. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
12. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Best Of King CurtisLimited Anniversary Edition
Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl
Mastered Impeccably From The Atco Records Stereophonic Tapes By Joe Reagoso
King Curtis will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the 60's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed musicians during his short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new generation of musicians and fans, King Curtis forever reigns as one of soul's pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him, Curtis Owsley (King Curtis) had the necessary ingredients of stellar musicianship and songwriting acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres.
King Curtis created some of his greatest sides ever for ATCO Records, where he spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and funkiest soul music ever waxed. In 1968, he was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best of King Curtis." This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles and stellar album staples continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four decades since!
"The Best of King Curtis" features a heavy menu of his finest moments like the funk infused "Harper Valley P.T.A." and Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her", the definitive balladry of Ben E. King's "Spanish Harlem", and of course his chart toppers "Ode To Billie Joe" "Soul Serenade" and a definitive tribute to his friend Otis Redding with "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" which truly opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.
This 1968 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that is until now! Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of King Curtis. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.
To further enhance your listening enjoyment, we have also included the original artwork elements by Loring Eutemey and the classic photo of King Curtis by Stephen Paley.
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, The Spinners and others, we feel this stunning King Curtis 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.1. Harper Valley P.T.A
2. Ode To Billy Joe
3. Soul Serenade
4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
5. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
6. Memphis Soul Stew
7. Spanish Harlem
8. Jump Back
9. Something On Your Mind
10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
11. Makin' Hey
12. I Was Made To Love Her$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Trying To Live My Life Without YouOtis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke.
A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Noteworthy recent appearances include headlining The 2006 Japan Blues and Soul Festival Tour, headlining the opening night and being Honorary President of The 2006 Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France a special guest appearance at The Chicago Emmy Awards in Nov., 2006 and the 2007 Chicago Gospel Music Festival.
Born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, Clay began his career in gospel singing with groups such as The Pilgrim Harmonizers, The Gospel Songbirds and the legendary Sensational Nightingales. His recording of When The Gates Swing Open was a hit in the mid-80's and is included on The Gospel Truth cd released on Blind Pig Records. Both When The Gates Swing Open and The Gospel Truth remain staples on gospel radio today. As a singer and producer, Otis Clay remains very active in gospel. Walk A Mile In My Shoes, a new cd featuring Otis' version of this classic song has been released on his own Echo Records label.
Clay launched and established his career as a deep soul singer with his first recordings made in the mid-60s for George Leaner's One-derful label in Chicago. A series of hit singles including Trying To Live My Life Without You produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis for Hi Records followed in the '70's. Otis has also recorded for the Cotillion, Kayvette, Elka and Rounder labels as well as his own Echo Records. The intensity and passion of his live shows are captured on Soul Man: Live in Japan (Rounder) and Respect Yourself (Blind Pig) recorded live at The Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland.
A long time resident of Chicago's West Side, Otis Clay is actively involved as a board member of People For New Direction, a community-based non-profit creating economic initiatives to address a number of issues on the West Side. People For New Direction consists of West Side businessmen and women, doctors, ministers and others who believe strongly in giving something back to the community where they live and work.
As Chairman of The Board of the non-profit Tobacco Road, Inc. (TRI, Inc.), Otis was heavily involved in the extensive planning, fundraising and development of The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 47th and King Drive which has served as the cornerstone for the revitalization and redevelopment of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The Cultural Center, which includes the state-of-the-art 1,000 seat Com-Ed Performing Arts Theatre, is built on the former site of The Regal Theatre, the legendary venue for national and Chicago-based r&b/soul, blues, jazz and comedy stars.
Whether bringing audiences around the globe to their feet with his fiery brand of soul and gospel or working tirelessly with community and church leaders to provide better economic and cultural opportunities for West and South Side Chicago residents, Otis Clay has proven himself to be a national treasure.1. Trying To Live My Life Without You
2. I Die A Little Each Day
3. Holding On To A Dying Love
4. I Can't Make It Alone
5. That's How It Is
6. I Love You I Need You
7. You Can't Keep Running From My Love
8. Precious Precious
9. Home Is Where The Heart Is
10. Too Many Hands$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best of Donny Hathaway
The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!
Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.
Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.
Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack
Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres
Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.
Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that
is until now!
Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music
Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
cover form in years!
The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
audiophile vinyl fans.
Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free1. You Were Meant For Me
2. A Song For You
3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
4. Someday We'll All Be Free
5. Giving Up
6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
7. The Ghetto
8. Valdez In The Country
9. This Christmas$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Beatles: On Air - Live At The BBC Volume 2
Features 63 Tracks Total With 37 Previously Unreleased Performances And 23 Tracks Of In-Studio Banter
Includes a 48 Page Booklet With Rare Photos And An Introduction By Paul McCartney
In 1994, The Beatles' Live at the BBC was released to worldwide acclaim - hitting number one in the U.K., number three in the U.S. and selling more than five million copies within six weeks. A new companion to The Beatles' first BBC collection, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2, in 180-gram vinyl with a 48-page booklet. On Air's 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles' first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band's members and their BBC radio hosts.
In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, "There's a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes."
Ten of On Air's songs were never recorded by the group for EMI in the 1960s, including two making their debuts with the new release: The Beatles' direct-to-air performance of Chuck Berry's "I'm Talking About You" and a rocking cover of the standard "Beautiful Dreamer." On Air also includes different versions of six rarities heard on the 1994 BBC collection: Little Richard's "Lucille," Chuck Berry's "Memphis, Tennessee," Chan Romero's "The Hippy Hippy Shake," Ray Charles' "I Got A Woman," and two songs they learned from records by Carl Perkins, "Glad All Over" and "Sure To Fall."
The Beatles' tribute to the BBC's most important pop show of the early '60s - "Happy Birthday, Dear Saturday Club" - is another surprise. As John Lennon recalled in 1980, "We did a lot of tracks that were never on record for Saturday Club - they were well recorded, too." Paul remembers, "We'd been raised on the BBC radio programs. One of the big things in our week was Saturday Club - this great show was playing the kind of music we loved, so that was something we really aspired to."
Between March 1962 and June 1965, no fewer than 275 unique musical performances by The Beatles were broadcast by the BBC in the U.K. The group played songs on 39 radio shows in 1963 alone. Ringo Starr said in 1994, "You tend to forget that we were a working band. It's that mono sound. There were usually no overdubs. We were in at the count-in and that was it. I get excited listening to them." On their busiest BBC day, July 16, 1963, The Beatles recorded 18 songs for three editions of their Pop Go The Beatles series in fewer than seven hours.
The group played 88 distinct songs in their BBC sessions - some were recorded many times; others performed just once. At the time, three national BBC stations provided all daytime radio broadcasting in the U.K. Only the Light Programme network might occasionally play a record. Most broadcast music was live music. Consequently, to promote their releases, The Beatles had to play live at the BBC. "Everything was done instantly," remembered George Harrison, "But before that, we used to drive 200 miles in an old van down the M1, come into London, try and find the BBC and then set up and do the program. Then we'd probably drive back to Newcastle for a gig in the evening!"
On Air also features BBC recordings of 30 well-loved songs from The Beatles' catalogue, including five number on¬es and other favorites such as: "I Saw Her Standing There," "Twist And Shout," "Do You Want To Know A Secret," "Boys," "Please Mister Postman," "Money," "And I Love Her," and "If I Fell."
Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 includes audio of The Beatles talking to DJs Brian Matthew and Alan Freeman and Pop Go The Beatles hosts Lee Peters and Rodney Burke. When first broadcast, pop fans were amazed to hear such witty irreverence on the rather formal BBC and it is great fun to hear these extracts now. In addition, On Air releases, for the first time, the group's candid interviews for the Pop Profile series recorded in November 1965 and May 1966.
Newly remastered for reissue on November 11, The Beatles' first Live at the BBC album sounds and looks better than ever. This collection of the group's BBC sessions mixed versions of their hits with a treasure trove of 30 songs The Beatles performed on air but never released on record in the 1960s. The compelling track list ranged from a rare performance of the little known Lennon-McCartney original "I'll Be On My Way" to covers of classic rock 'n' roll and contemporary rhythm and blues songs. At the time of its release, Live at the BBC was hailed by Rolling Stone as "an exhilarating portrait of a band in the process of shaping its own voice and vision." It earned a GRAMMY® Award nomination for Best Historical Album.
Live at the BBC was assembled by George Martin in 1994 and On Air - Live at the BBC Volume Two was compiled and researched by producers Kevin Howlett and Mike Heatley. Both albums have been meticulously mastered by engineers Guy Massey and Alex Wharton at Abbey Road Studios. The booklets for both collections include Kevin Howlett's essays on the history of The Beatles' BBC radio sessions and his detailed commentaries on all of the tracks.1. And Here We Are Again
2. Words of Love
3. How About it, Gorgeous
4. Do You Want To Know A Secret
6. Hey, Paul..
7. Anna (Go To Him)
9. Please Please Me
11. I'm Talking About You
12. A Real Treat
14. Absolutely Fab
16. Ask Me Why
17. Till There Was You
18. Lend Me Your Comb
19. Lower 5E
20. The Hippy Hippy Shake
21. Roll Over Beethoven
22. There's A Place
23. Bumper Bundle
24. P.S. I Love You
25. Please Mister Postman
26. Beautiful Dreamer
27. Devil In Her Heart
28. The 49 Weeks
29. Sure To Fall (In Love With You)
30. Never Mind, Eh?
31. Twist and Shout
32. Bye, Bye
33. John - Pop
34. George - Pop Profile
35. I Saw Her Standing There
36. Glad All Over
37. Lift Lid Again
38. I'll Get You
39. She Loves You
40. Memphis, Tennessee
41. Happy Birthday Dear Saturday Club
42. Now Hush, Hush
43. From Me to You
44. Money (That's What I Want)
45. I Want To Hold Your Hand
46. Brian Bathtubes
47. This Boy
48. If I Wasn't In America
49. I Got A Woman
50. Long Tall Sally
51. If I Feel
52. A Hard Job Writing Them
53. And I Love Her
54. Oh, Can't We? Yes We Can
55. You Can't Do That
56. Honey Don't
57. I'll Follow The Sun
58. Green With Black Shutters
59. Kansas City/ Hey-Hey-Hey
60. That's What We're Here For
61. I Feel Fine
62. Paul - Pop
63. Ringo - Pop$59.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Nothing's Impossible (Out of Stock)1. Oh What A Feeling
2. Everything About You
4. Nothing's Impossible
5. It Must Be Love
6. You Needed Me
7. Say You Love Me Too
8. You're Not Alone
9. New Company
10. When You're Not Here
11. The Error Of My Ways
12. I'm Leavin$16.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock