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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas Quick View

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    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Green Vinyl


    Multi-Platinum-Selling: One Of The Most Popular And Beloved Holiday Albums Of All Time!


    The Original Soundtrack To The Perennially Favorite Holiday TV Special, A Charlie Brown Christmas


    National Recording Registry Inductee, Library Of Congress (2012)


    Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductee (2007)


    Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz called on pianist extraordinaire Vince Guaraldi and his trio to compose and perform music that would reflect the humor, charm, and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang for their 1965 Christmas TV special. It was a perfect match: Guaraldi strings together elegant, enticing arrangements that reflect the spirit and mood of Schulz's work and introduce contemporary jazz to youngsters with grace, charm, and creativity. What Child Is This touches on cool jazz's richly textured percussive nuances, while The Christmas Song reflects Christmas' relaxing, mellow moments. The renowned Linus and Lucy gives the Peanuts characters a fresh, energetic feel with its tantalizing meter changes, brilliant percussion, and dashing, humorous piano lines. Christmastime Is Here, perhaps the album's most endearing and eloquent moment, is six minutes of soft, lullaby-like melodic and percussive flavors. This collection of soul-soothing melodies would not be complete without the romantic gem Skating, which blends musical references to falling snowflakes with the dashing feel of swing. Finally, the uplifting, emotionally stirring swing tune Christmas Is Coming really brings the listener into the joyous light of the Christmas spirit. Fred Marshall's alluring walking basslines and drummer Jerry Granelli's hauntingly beautiful brush work give most of the album a warm foundation, while Monty Budwig and Colin Bailey shine through with eminent dexterity on bass and drums on Greensleeves. As for Guaraldi, his penetrating improvisational phrases paint pictures of the first winter snowfall, myriad glistening trees, and powdery white landscapes. With its blend of contemporary jazz and lyrical mannerisms, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a joyous and festive meditation for the holiday season.

    - Shawn M. Haney (All Music)


    Vince Guaraldi - Piano

    Monty Budwig - Bass

    Colin Bailey - Drums

    O Tannenbaum
    What Child Is This
    My Little Drum
    Linus and Lucy
    Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
    Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
    Skating
    Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
    Christmas Is Coming
    Fur Elise
    The Christmas Song
    Greensleeves
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
    $21.99
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  • Peanuts Greatest Hits (Picture Disc) Peanuts Greatest Hits (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Peanuts Greatest Hits (Picture Disc)

    Picture Disc In Die-Cut Sleeve


    Cover Art Pictured Above Is Not Representative Of Final Picture Disc Art


    PEANUTS Greatest Hits features 12 of the most memorable recordings from the beloved animated
    PEANUTS television specials, all with the sophisticated, yet accessible jazz stylings of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. This
    special, collectible picture disc features Charlie Brown's face on Side A, and Lucy's face on Side B!

    1. Linus And Lucy

    2. Charlie Brown Theme

    3. Baseball Theme

    4. Oh, Good Grief

    5. Happiness Is

    6. Little Birdie
    7. Great Pumpkin Waltz

    8. Thanksgiving Theme

    9. Christmas Is Coming

    10. Christmas Time Is Here

    11. Skating
    12. Christmas Time Is Here
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
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  • The Definitive Vince Guaraldi The Definitive Vince Guaraldi Quick View

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    The Definitive Vince Guaraldi


    Includes Is A Collectible 12 x 24" Poster Of Guaraldi


    Includes A Reproduction Of A 1960s Promotional Cutout Vince Guaraldi Mustache That Can Be Worn


    16-page Booklet, Featuring Rarely Seen Photos And Guaraldi Ephemera, Plus Liner Notes By Jazz Historian Doug Ramsey


    This deluxe vinyl box set spotlights 31 tracks recorded by Guaraldi between 1955 and 1966, presented on four 180-gram vinyl LPs. Those who hold the Peanuts music close to their heart will never forget Christmas Time Is Here; Charlie Brown Theme; Linus and Lucy , and all those others. But many have never heard Vince's extra- Peanuts work; this spotlight on his jazz-piano mastery includes the aforementioned plus Mr. Lucky; Moon River; Corcovado; Fascinating Rhythm; Work Song , and more including unissued tracks!

    1. Calling Dr. Funk
    2. Fascinating Rhythm
    3. Never Never Land
    4. Fenwyck's Farfel
    5. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
    6. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
    7. Samba De Orpheus
    8. Cast Your Fate To The Wind
    9. Manha De Carnaval
    10. Moon River
    11. Jitterbug Waltz
    12. On Green Dolphin Street
    13. Star Song
    14. Days of Wine and Roses
    15. Mr. Lucky
    16. Corcovado
    17. Work Song
    18. Ginza Samba
    19. The Girl From Ipanema
    20. El Matador
    Vince Guaraldi
    $124.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits Quick View

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    Charlie Brown's Holiday Hits

    Available on Vinyl for the First Time!


    A festive collection of classic tunes featured in the beloved Peanuts television holiday specials, all with the sophisticated, yet accessible jazz stylings of the Vince Guaraldi Trio. The album includes titles from A Charlie Brown Christmas, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving and Be My Valentine, Charlie Brown.

    1. Joe Cool
    2. Surfin' Snoopy
    3. Heartburn Walz
    4. Track Meet
    5. Camptown Races
    6. Oh, Good Grief
    7. Charlie Brown Theme

    8. Schroeder
    9. Charlie's Blues
    10. The Great Pumpkin Waltz
    11.Thanksgiving Theme
    12.Linus And Lucy
    13.Christmas Time Is Here

    14.Christmas Time Is Here
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
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  • Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown Quick View

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    Jazz Impressions Of A Boy Named Charlie Brown


    Limited Edition Collector's Item!


    12", 120g, Special Orange Vinyl


    Includes 12 8"x10" Four-color Peanuts Inserts


    Celebrating the 50th anniversary of its release, Fantasy Records is re-issuing a limited edition orange vinyl collectible of the original 1964 vinyl album. The
    product boasts original artwork, including the quirky and iconic original album cover featuring Peanuts characters and Vince Guaraldi, along with
    reproductions of the 8 x10 lithographs of Peanuts characters that were included in the original album release.

    1. Oh, Good Grief
    2. Pebble Beach
    3. Happiness Is
    4. Schroeder
    5. Charlie Brown Theme
    6. Linus And Lucy
    7. Blue Charlie Brown
    8. Baseball Theme
    9. Freda (with The Naturally Curly Hair)
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
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  • 12 Golden Country Greats (Colored) 12 Golden Country Greats (Colored) Quick View

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    12 Golden Country Greats (Colored)

    Marble Saddle Brown Vinyl


    1996 release 12 Golden Country Greats is the Pennsylvania duo's 5th full-length but the first to stick to just one style which was, surprisingly enough, country music. That said, the title of the album is only half-correct as there's actually only 10 songs here, why? You'll have to ask Dean and Gene that one. Featuring some of Nashville's greatest session musicians (including Pig Robbins, Charlie McCoy, and the Jordanaires), this is one of Ween's finest records to date, with that classic Ween sense of humor filtered through a distinct countrypolitan sound. A classic reissued on marbled saddle Brown vinyl!

    1. I'm Holding You
    2. Japanese Cowboy
    3. Piss Up A Rope
    4. I Don't Wanna Leave You On The Farm
    5. Pretty Girl
    6. Powder Blue
    7. Mister Richard Smoker
    8. Help Me Scrape The Mucus Off My Brain
    9. You Were The Fool
    10. Fluffy
    Ween
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    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker Quick View

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    Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker


    First Time Available On Wide Release Vinyl


    Pristinely Restored 1980 Live Recording


    6 Of The Greatest Jazz Legends In Their Prime


    180 Gram Audiophile 2LP Vinyl With Gatefold


    On a cold November evening in 1980, 3000 jazz fans filled the Salle Wilfrid Pelletier Hall of Place des Arts
    in Montreal, Quebec to attend what promised to be, a swinging evening featuring six of the biggest names
    in bebop. Billed The Concert of the Century - A Tribute to Charlie Parker, and under the direction of
    Dizzy Gillespie - one of the best jazz trumpeters of all time - the event featured legendary performers:
    Hank Jones - piano, Ray Brown - bass, Milt Jackson - vibes, Philly Joe Jones - drums and James Moody
    on tenor sax and flute. Local club owner Roue Doudou Boicel, who produced the concert, had the foresight
    to record the concert in its entirety. A limited quantity bootleg LP of the concert soon appeared and then
    disappeared from the marketplace, those tapes lay dormant for over 30 years.


    This historic recording opens with rapturous applause that sets the tone with Dizzy's own "Blues 'N' Boogie.
    "Also featured are several classic standards - some more well known then others - including "Darben The
    Redd Foxx," "Time On My Hands," "Get Happy," "The Shadow Of Your Smile" and "Stardust." All the players are
    at the top of their game and having a blast, as evidenced by the banter and repartee between songs.


    Concert of the Century, pristinely restored and remastered, features two tracks that weren't on the original
    pressing from the early '80s - Ralph Rainger's "If I Should Lose You" and an incredible eight minute bass
    solo by Ray Brown.

    LP 1
    1. Blue 'n' Boogie
    2. If I Should Lose You
    3. Darben the Redd Foxx
    4. Time On My Hands


    LP 2
    1. Get Happy
    2. The Shadow of Your Smile
    3. Bass Solo/Manhã de Carnaval/Work Song (featuring Ray Brown)
    4. Stardust

    Dizzy Gillespie
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • From All Sides From All Sides Quick View

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    From All Sides

    Given Vince Guaraldi's affinity for Brazilian music, this pairing with Brazilian guitarist Bola Sete from the early '60s seems like a natural. On From All Sides, fans of the Peanuts TV specials will recognize Guaraldi's trademark pianistic style, with Menino Pequeno da Bateria being essentially the same tune used as My Little Drum on A Charlie Brown Christmas. The melody of Ginza Samba will also be familiar to the Charlie Brown TV audience. Sete contributes a pair of originals, with Mambeando being especially enjoyable. The group offers a tasty reading of The Girl from Ipanema, and places A Taste of Honey into an interesting Latin groove. The interaction between the two principals here is generally quite good, though Sete's solo appears to be out of kilter rhythmically with Guaraldi's trio on Menino Pequeno. That minor complaint aside, this is an enjoyable, easygoing outing.
    1. Choro
    2. Menino Pequeno Da Bateria
    3. Ginza Samba
    4. The Girl From Ipanema
    5. A Taste Of Honey
    6. Ballad Of Pancho Villa
    7. Little Fishes
    8. Mambeando
    Vince Guaraldi
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  • Memorial Album Memorial Album Quick View

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    Memorial Album


    Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Clifford Brown emerged fully formed in 1953, a trumpeter gifted with an ebullient swing and technical skills that added polish and precision to fresh invention. Foregoing both the manic pyrotechnics of Dizzy Gillespie and the laconic introversion of Miles Davis, he also provided a stylistic model for jazz trumpeters that has never gone out of style. This album combines Brown's first two recording dates as leader, placing him in quintet and sextet settings with some of the core musicians of the New York bop scene. The first nine tracks have Brown in an inspired quintet, prodded by the twisting, off-kilter solos and comping of the brilliant and underrated pianist Elmo Hope and the sparkling complexity of drummer Philly Joe Jones. While altoist Lou Donaldson is deeply in the sway of Charlie Parker, Brown sets his own course, whether it's the boppish Cookin' or the standard You Go to My Head. The final nine tracks have Art Blakey's drums driving the sextet, while altoist Gigi Gryce's understated concentration acts as an effective foil to Brown's joyous, dancing lines. Taken at a medium up-tempo, Cherokee is one of Brown's most effective vehicles. The alternate takes from each session highlight Brown's spontaneous creativity, while Rudy Van Gelder's remastering adds fresh focus to both his gorgeous tone and the explosive drumming. --Stuart Broomer

    1. Hymn Of The Orient
    2. Easy Living
    3. Minor Mood
    4. Cherokee
    5. Wail Bait
    6. Brownie Speaks
    7. De-Dah
    8. Cookin'
    9. You Go To My Head
    10. Carving The Rock
    Clifford Brown
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  • Bird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Bird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Bird (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl Release


    First Time Gatefold Cover Presentation


    The 1988 Clint Eastwood Produced Movie Soundtrack Recording


    Featuring Legendary Performances Of Charlie Parker With Ray Brown, Walter Davis, Jr., Ron Carter, Barry Harris, And Jon
    Faddis


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Manufactured At R.T.I..


    Charlie Parker was a true innovator of the hard bop jazz sound which continues to be loved the world over, thanks to his legendary jazz recordings and unique contributions to the genre.


    The saxophonist's short life was documented in an acclaimed biographic movie produced by the legendary Clint Eastwood in 1988 starring the great Forest Whitaker, of which he won an award for Best Actor at the Cannes Film Festival.


    The film also took home an Academy Award for Best Sound which notably due to the unique recording itself thanks to the Parker's widow Chan Parker, who supplied the original recordings to Clint Eastwood for use in the film.


    Clint went on to enhance the tapes with sideman Red Roney, Ron Carter, Jon Faddis and others as the original soundtrack recording for Bird took flight!


    Featuring 10 of Charlie's finest tunes like This Time The Dreams On Me, Ko Ko, Parker's Mood and Orinthology, the Bird soundtrack truly is a jazz lover's dream.


    Friday Music is very pleased to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of Charlie Parker's BIRD- THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK.


    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and pressed for a very limited time on translucent blue vinyl at R.T.I., the Lp cover will also be featured in a first time gatefold cover to further enhance your listening hours.

    1. Lester Leaps In
    2. I Can't Believe That You're In Love With Me
    3. Laura

    4. All Of Me

    5. This Time The Dream's On Me
    6. Ko Ko

    7 Cool Blues

    8. April In Paris

    9. Now's The Time

    10. Ornithology

    11. Parker's Mood
    Charlie Parker
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Expectations Expectations Quick View

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    Expectations

    Expectations (1972) is an essential Free Jazz album by the pianist, saxophonist, and composer Keith Jarrett. The album shows that Keith Jarrett was an ambitious, multi-talented threat to be reckoned with.


    Jarrett again turns his early eclecticism loose - from Gospel-tinged Soul-Jazz to atonal Avant-Garde -yet this time he does it with an exuberance and expansiveness that puts his previous solo work in the shade.


    Common Mama, Take Me Back, and Nomads are the most invigorating tracks, containing Latin, Jazz and Electric Jazz-Rock influences.


    In addition to Jarrett, musicians on the recording include Dewey Redman (tenor saxophone), Charlie Haden (bass), Paul Motian (drums), Sam Brown (guitar), and Airto Moreira (percussion). It was produced by George Avakian.

    LP1
    1. Vision
    2. Common Mama
    3. The Magician In You
    4. Roussillon
    5. Expectations
    6. Take Me Back
    7. The Circular Letter (For J.K.)


    LP2
    1. Nomads
    2. Sundance
    3. Bring Back The Time When (If)
    4. There Is A Road (God's River)

    Keith Jarrett
    $39.99
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  • Old Old Quick View

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    Old

    Danny jumps from artist to watch to undeniable icon with his magnum opus, Old. This emotionally-charged concept album is an intoxicating mix of Danny at his most experimental AND most accessible, balancing hip-hop grit with electronic club sonics and much, much more. Featuring guest appearances from A$AP Rocky, Schoolboy Q, Freddie Gibbs, Purity Ring, Charli XCX, and more overproduction from the likes of A-Trak and Rustie, Old is a psychedelic portrait of rap's most vital and exciting new star. Available on double vinyl!
    1. Side A (Old) [prod. Paul White]
    2. The Return [ft. Freddie Gibbs] [prod. Paul White]
    3. 25 Bucks [ft. Purity Ring] [prod. Corin Roddick]
    4. Wonderbread [prod. Paul White]
    5. Gremlins [prod. Oh No]
    6. Dope Fiend Rental [ft. Schoolboy Q] [prod. Skywlkr]
    7. Torture [prod. Oh No]
    8. Lonely [prod. Paul White]
    9. Clean Up [prod. Paul White]
    10. Red 2 Go [prod. Oh No]
    11. Side B (Dope Song) [prod. Rustie]
    12. Dubstep [ft. Scrufizzer] [prod. Skywlkr]
    13. Dip [prod. Skywlkr]
    14. Smokin & Drinkin [prod. A-Trak & JMIKE]
    15. Break It (Go) [prod. Rustie]
    16. Handstand [prod. Darq E. Freaker]
    17. Way Up Here [ft. Ab-Soul] [prod. Rustie]
    18. Kush Coma [ft. A$AP Rocky and Zelooperz] [prod. Skywlkr]
    19. Float On [ft. Charli XCX] [prod. Frank Dukes]
    Danny Brown
    $22.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • True Romance True Romance Quick View

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    True Romance

    Over the past few years, Charli has released a series of singles and mixtapes, toured the globe supporting the likes of Coldplay, Santigold, Sleigh Bells and Justice and garnered champions from practically every tastemaker blog and magazine on both sides of the Atlantic. She's had 2.5 million views on YouTube, 470k views of new video for 'You (Ha Ha Ha)' (in one month) and over 630k total plays on Soundcloud. It's hard to believe someone so young could achieve so much. Through it all her main focus has always been on making the best possible album she could. This was made possible by working with some fantastic collaborators who helped hone her vision for a dark, emotional pop record including Ariel Rechtshaid (Usher, Major Lazer, Solange), Patrik Berger (Lana del Rey, Robyn) as well as hotly tipped blog favourites Blood Diamonds and J£zus Millions.


    As well as being an artist in her own right, Charli has written and featured on one of the biggest global breakthrough hits of 2012 for Icona Pop. I Love It created an absolute frenzy stateside, having blown up all over the world.


    True Romance shares its title with an unbelievably well-cast 1993 movie written by Quentin Tarantino, who was reassembling cultural detritus way before mash-ups and microblogging. Charli XCX's approach to pop is similarly postmodern (how 90s does that sound?), pulling from moody 80s synth-pop, sassy turn-of-the-millennium girl groups, and state-of-the-art contemporary producers to create something distinctive and immediately memorable. She clearly understands the internet, having shared two original mixtapes and two influences mixtapes before her official full-length, but this carefully pruned set is no data dump. And there you'll see a glimmer of True Romance's most throwback aspect: its evident pop ambition, an overriding sense of an imagined mass audience for music that's radio-ready yet outsider-friendly. It's almost like Napster-- and the filler-crammed album sales model that preceded it-- never happened.


    In fact, by the time Charli XCX was a teenage electro-house devotee, illegal file-sharing's early free-for-all had already given way to iTunes and other legal download services. Robyn had already released her self-titled comeback album. So it might be only natural that Charli XCX would keep the pre-bubble faith that people will pay for emotionally direct, bubblegum-catchy, yet stubbornly left-of-center songs about falling in and out of love. But the generous hooks on the previously released singles here, such as the gospel-kissed prechorus of the yearning Stay Away or the Santigold-savvy lilt of love-and-the-bomb brooder Nuclear Seasons, are extraordinarily welcome just the same. Even better are newer singles such as the gorgeously bitter You (Ha Ha Ha), which inhabits its cloud-rappy Gold Panda sample like they were made for each other, and the almost-as-gorgeously blissful What I Like, which recounts a still-young relationship with the cheeky frankness of Lily Allen or the Streets, and the sing-songy near-rapping of the Spice Girls.


    The several songs on True Romance that hadn't previously surfaced in videos or other releases aren't quite as strong, but they're effective enough to suggest Charli XCX's best work might still be ahead of her. The Todd Rundgren-sampling So Far Away, with the sun-dappled lushness of the Avalanches, is a clear highlight; Charli XCX's vocals are usually plain-spoken, but the anguished break-up plea Set Me Free proves she can reach for Jessie Ware-like dramatics when appropriate. The pitch-shifting no one is forever intro added at the start of opener Nuclear Seasons probably should've been given its own track-- and later on the album it is, when the same backing vocal forms the base of the cloudy, broken-hearted Grins. Elsewhere, the haunted confession How Can I, while solid enough, is a reminder that Charli XCX's lyrics so far tend to fall relatively flat; when, on swooning finale Lock You Up, she sings, It hits me like a ton of bricks, she leaves the clichÉ untweaked.


    And then there's Cloud Aura, a lovelorn, engagingly laid-back bit of groove that lets Grimes' Genesis video co-star Brooke Candy rap horribly about Chris Brown. Candy's guest verse previously appeared on 2012's uneven Super Ultra mixtape, and it was near-universally panned. It isn't any better now. But in an era when too many up-and-comers are all too eager to please, this stubborn refusal to back down displays another quality in short supply: genuine irreverence. The songwriting and production credits on True Romance include Usher's Climax co-conspirator Ariel Rechtshaid and I Love It collaborator Patrick Berger, among others, who also share some credit (and blame). But like 90s pop stars turned 10s pop sophisticates Justin Timberlake and BeyoncÉ, Charli XCX stamps her personality across the entire project, and True Romance suggests she'll be worth following for a while.
    - Marc Hogan, Pitchfork

    1. Nuclear Seasons
    2. You (Ha Ha Ha)
    3. Take My Hand
    4. Stay Away
    5. Set Me Free (Feel My Pain)
    6. Grins
    7. So Far Away
    8. Cloud Aura
    9. What I Like
    10. Black Roses
    11. You're the One
    12. How Can I
    13. Lock You Up
    Charli XCX
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (Pure Pleasure)

    Pete Brown was a Londoner and a veteran of the underground scene. Born in 1940, he first came to prominence as a poet. He was just 14 when his first poem appeared in Evergreen Revue in the US. Then in the early sixties he worked alongside another British poet Mike Horowitz. His direct involvement with rock music came when he was asked to form a songwriting partnership with Jack Bruce to write lyrics for Cream and the partnership proceeded to produce the lyrics for many of their finest songs: Wrapping Paper, I Feel Free, Sunshine Of Your Love and White Room. After the demise of Cream, Brown continued to write with Bruce but also began his own recording career with The Battered Ornaments who included Chris Spedding. After an initial 45, which with its wailing saxes and effective vocals was underrated, the band recorded this album which was a mixture of jazz-rock and blues. Dark Lady, The Old Man and Station Song were among the fine tracks and the latter later got a further airing on the Before Singing Lessons compilation. Station Song and Dark Lady had earlier featured along with Travelling Blues on the ultra-rare promo-only Harvest Sampler in 1969.



    Brown then suffered the humiliation of being thrown out of the band the night before they had a Hyde Park gig with The Rolling Stones. Brown's response was to form a new band, Piblokto!



    This release breaks the long sides down to four sides of vinyl which enhances the sound quality considerably. Also of interest is that it has been mastered in the same studio at Abbey Road as was the initial release and from the same original analogue tape masters.




    Musicians:



    • Pete Brown (vocal, trumpet)

    • Nisar A. Khan (tenor saxophone)

    • Dick Heckstall-Smith (tenor saxophone)

    • Chris Spedding (guitar)

    • Charlie Hart (organ)

    • Butch Porter (bass)

    • Rob Tait (drums)

    • Pete Bailey (conga)




    Production: Andrew King and Dick Heckstall-Smith



    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP1
    1. Dark Lady
    2. The Old Man
    3. Station Song
    4. The Politician


    LP2
    1. Rainy Taxi Girl
    2. Morning Call
    3. Sandcastle
    4. Travelling Blues (Or The New Used Jew's Dues Blues)

    Pete Brown
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • From The Vault - The Marquee Club Live In 1971 From The Vault - The Marquee Club Live In 1971 Quick View

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    From The Vault - The Marquee Club Live In 1971

    A sought-after, rare club performance from The Rolling Stones in 1971 filmed at London's iconic Marquee Club will finally see the light of day, after almost two decades of being stored away in an attic. The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee - Live in 1971 will finally be released.


    This remarkable performance was filmed for US television in 1971, shortly after The Rolling Stones had completed their 1971 Farewell Tour of the UK, and a month before the release of the album Sticky Fingers. The gig marked the first time tracks 'Brown Sugar', 'Dead Flowers', 'Bitch' and the rarely performed 'I Got The Blues' were showcased live; four tracks taken from the Sticky Fingers album. The line-up at this time was Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman.


    The show was an intimate, rare club appearance and very little footage has been released, until now. Part of the "From The Vault" series of live concerts from the band's archive, The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee - Live In 1971 is a must own DVD for any Stones fan, featuring carefully restored footage and sound mixed to perfection by Bob Clearmountain, including 5.1 surround sound.


    The release of The Rolling Stones From The Vault: The Marquee - Live In 1971 coincides with the special edition of album Sticky Fingers, and includes alternative takes of 'I Got The Blues' and 'Bitch', plus a Top of the Pops performance of 'Brown Sugar' from 1971.

    1. Live With Me
    2. Dead Flowers
    3. I Got the Blues
    4. Let It Rock
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    7. Bitch
    8. Brown Sugar
    9. I Got the Blues (Take 1)*
    10. I Got the Blues (Take 2)*
    11. Bitch (Take 1)*
    12. Bitch (Take 2)*
    13. Brown Sugar (Top of the Pops, 1971)*


    * bonus tracks

    The Rolling Stones
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
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    Sweet Summer Sun-Hyde Park Live

    This summer, over 100,000 delirious fans packed into Hyde Park for two spectacular outdoor concerts to see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood do what they do best. The Stones delivered a five star performance packed full of hits such as 'Start Me Up', 'Brown Sugar', 'Jumpin' Jack Flash', 'Miss You', 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll', 'Gimme Shelter', 'Doom And Gloom' and 'Sympathy For The Devil', as well as one or two surprises.


    Mick Jagger said: "It was a great gig It was beautiful with the sun going down over Hyde Park. I can't think of a better way celebrate the Rolling Stones' 50 than doing it on our home patch in front of 100,000 people on a glorious summer night enjoy it we certainly did."


    Keith Richards commented: "Coming back to Hyde Park was like a full circle being drawn, and the band were in top form. We thought what could be more appropriate than having a great summer in London!"


    From the second the Rolling Stones stepped out onto the stage each night, through to the dazzling firework and pyrotechnic display that heralded the end of the concert, fans old and new were treated to a non-stop, hit after hit performance, which took them through the Stones' huge back catalogue. Keith Richards wowed the crowds by weaving his charismatic guitar licks with Ronnie Wood's immense solos, Mick Jagger was on spectacular form, his boundless energy on stage matched by a number of stunning outfit changes, and Charlie Watts the unflappable heartbeat of the band, driving the band on through the set.


    Former guitarist Mick Taylor - whose live debut with the Stones took place at the original 1969 Hyde Park concert - joined the band on stage to guest on the bluesy 'Midnight Rambler' and on closing track 'Satisfaction', whilst long-term live band members Lisa Fischer, Darryl Jones, Chuck Leavell, Bernard Fowler, Bobby Keys and Tim Ries all added their inimitable flair and finesse.


    The Rolling Stones Sweet Summer Sun - Hyde Park Live is the perfect way for concert-goers to relive their favourite memories from the gigs, and for their fans to see the band back where they truly belong: live on the stage in their hometown.

    LP 1
    1. Start Me Up
    2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Tumbling Dice
    4. Emotional Rescue
    5. Street Fighting Man
    6. Ruby Tuesday
    7. Doom And Gloom
    8. Paint It Black

    LP 2
    1. Honky Tonk Women
    2. You Got The Silver
    3. Before They Make Me Run
    4. Miss You
    5. Midnight Rambler
    6. Gimme Shelter

    LP 3
    1. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    2. Sympathy For The Devil
    3. Brown Sugar
    4. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    DVD
    1. Start Me Up
    2. It's Only Rock 'n' Roll
    3. Street Fighting Man
    4. Ruby Tuesday
    5. Doom And Gloom
    6. Honky Tonk Women
    7. You Got The Silver
    8. Happy
    9. Miss You
    10. Midnight Rambler
    11. Gimme Shelter
    12. Jumpin' Jack Flash
    13. Sympathy For The Devil
    14. Brown Sugar
    15. You Can't Always Get What You Want
    16. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
    The Rolling Stones
    $59.99
    Vinyl LP + DVD - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters Quick View

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    Rough Guide To The Blues Songsters

    Before there was the bluesman there was the songster and it was these traveling troubadours who helped lay the foundations for the development of the blues. In the decades preceding the phonograph and radio and before the American national entertainment industry had reached into the deepest parts of the South, it was these wandering musicians who provided the musical entertainment for all manner of social events.


    In order to be able to scrape a living together, the songster had to be incredibly versatile and come up with something for everyone. Armed with a banjo or guitar they performed every form of popular music of the day from folk songs and ballads to rags and spirituals. Priding themselves on their huge repertoires, they could be described as the human jukeboxes of their time.


    Along with the many musicians shrouded in mystery, this collection boasts tracks by legendary bluesmen such as Leadbelly, Charley Patton, and Mississippi John Hurt. Aside from the blues, these great performers would have been able to play everything asked of them at local bars and rural dances, and it is said that Leadbelly could draw on a repertoire of over 500 songs from many different genres. Likewise, the 'Father of the Delta Blues', Charley Patton left glimpses into his songster roots and true musical versatility with songs such as the featured 'Mississippi Boweavil Blues'. Henry Thomas's projected birthdate of 1874 predates that of Charley Patton by a good 17 years and gives us an idea of what rural black music sounded like before the turn of the twentieth century. He was 53 years old during his first recording session in 1927 by which point much of his music was already a representation of a bygone era. The same could be said of Richard 'Rabbit' Brown from New Orleans who worked as a ferryman on lake Pontchartrain and whose recorded legacy of just five songs includes 'James Alley Blues' which has been covered by Bob Dylan. Also from New Orleans, Papa Charlie Jackson accompanied himself with a banjo guitar and became one of the first songsters to record from the mid-1920s. His unique brand of hokum, used comic, often sexually suggestive lyrics and lively, danceable rhythms.


    This selection features several variations on traditional ballads about legendary characters such as Frankie and Johnny, Stagger Lee, John Henry and Railroad Bill. These became standards in the repertoires of songsters, both black and white, who shared a similar colour-blindness when it came to the racial origins of a tune. Frank Hutchison and Dick Justice were both white performers whose styles were heavily influenced by black musicians, in particular, Luke Jordan whose featured track 'Pick Poor Robin Clean' is a gambling song masterpiece. Like Jordan, many other well-known East Coast songsters such as Blind Blake, Pink Anderson, and Peg Leg Howell worked with traveling shows, which became a major factor in the spreading of the blues. Many of these shows were operated by vendors of patent medicines who would attract crowds by putting on a performance.


    As these shows began to disappear and recorded music and dancing in juke joints became popular, so the older songster style became less fashionable. Apart from the few waxed recordings which leave a tempting glance into a world before the blues, many of the featured artists faded into obscurity, as the songsters were overtaken by blues singers whose music was heavily promoted by record companies. Those songsters who were able to embrace this new music such as Charley Patton and Leadbelly became seminal figures and the rest is history.

    1. Pick Poor Robin Clean - By Luke Jordan
    2. Don't Leave Me Here - By Henry Thomas
    3. The Spasm - By Daddy Stovepipe & Mississippi Sarah
    4. Your Baby Ain't Sweet Like Mine - By Papa Charlie Jackson
    5. John Henry (The Steel Driving Man) - Part 1 - By Furry Lewis
    6. Mississippi Boweavil Blues - By Charley Patton
    7. Cocaine - By Dick Justice
    8. Midnight Special - By Leadbelly
    9. Come On Boys Let's Do That Messin' Around - By Blind Blake
    10. Stackalee - By Frank Hutchison
    11. James Alley Blues - By Richard 'Rabbit' Brown
    12. Going To Germany - By Cannon's Jug Stompers
    13. Coal Man Blues - By Peg Leg Howell
    Various Artists
    $19.99
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  • Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) Quick View

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    Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932)


    Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.


    800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists


    90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender


    6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image


    250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale


    400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism


    First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive


    Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.


    Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).


    As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.


    But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.


    Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.

    6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.

    Various Artists
    $469.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Friends (Pure Pleasure)

    Friends is the accurate and revealing title for New York bluesman Eric Bibb's tenth album since 1997. The cuts here feature rootsy folk and blues collaborations with different 'friends' in differing small group settings. The set starts with a killer acoustic slide duet between Bibb and Guy Davis on the nugget 99 ½ Won't Do. The contrast between Davis' sweet and smoky delivery and Bibb's husky wail - akin to Blind Willie Johnson's in places - offers a double-sided dimension in interpretation for the listener, as well. Elsewhere, Charlie Musselwhite gives a killer snaky harmonica performance on Six O' Clock Blues. Taj Mahal makes two appearances; one in a duet on Goin' Down Slow, and one in a trio with Bibb and Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara on a medley of the traditional Kulanjan and Bibb's own Sebastian's Tune. Speaking of Mali, and Mahal, Bibb also covers the elder bluesman's classic Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes, with the great kora player Mamadou Diabate that rivals the original. There's also a gorgeous version of Guy and Susanna Clark's The Cape, with guitarist Martin Simpson, Bibb's moving For You with Ruthie Foster, and Tain't No Such Thing, a bright new folk song written and sung with legendary folksinger Odetta. Mohan Veena ace Harry Manx performs with Bibb on the high lonesome, droning blues of Needed Time, and with Kristina Olsen on her If I Stayed. The set closes with the tender Dance Me to the End of Love, (an original, not the Leonard Cohen tune) with the Lovin' Spoonful Jerry Yester playing piano. Given that most records of this type are mixed bags at best, with 'star-studded' collabs serving to muck up or water down rather than enhance performances, Friends is an anomaly. There is nothing that's obvious or overblown here, everything is subtly shaded, and the performers serve the songs and not themselves. The listener gets no sense of back-patting or self-congratulation, only the great pleasure of hearing this music in a revealing, emotionally honest way. Bravo.



    Musicians:



    • Eric Bibb (arranger, guitar, vocal)

    • Odetta (vocal)

    • Ruthie Foster (vocal)

    • Guy Davis (arranger, harpsichord, vocal, guitar)

    • Taj Mahal (guitar, vocal, banjo)

    • Charlie Musselwhite (harpsichord)

    • Mamadou Diabate (kora)

    • Martin Simpson (guitar)

    • Michael Jerome Browne (fiddle, vocal, guitar, mandolin)





    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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.



    This title is not eligible for discount

    1. 99 1/2 Won't Do
    2. Six O'Clock Blues
    3. Goin' Down Slow
    4. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
    5. For You
    6. The Cape
    7. 'Tain't Such A Much
    8. Needed Time
    9. If I Stayed
    10. Connected
    11. Ribbons And Bows
    12. Just Look Up
    13. Cowgirl Queen
    14. Kulanjan/Sebastian's Tune
    15. Dance Me To The End Of Love
    Eric Bibb
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas (Out Of Stock)

    With such iconic tracks as Christmas Time is Here and the instantly recognizable Linus and Lucy , the Vince Guaraldi Trio s soundtrack to A Charlie Brown Christmas remains the second best-selling jazz title in history, and was certified 4x Platinum by the RIAA in late 2016.


    This special, audiophile edition of the album has been cut by George Horn at Fantasy Studios and pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QRP. The LP comes housed in an old-school replica tip-on jacket, featuring the original 1965 cover art.

    1. O Tannenbaum
    2. What Child Is This
    3. My Little Drum
    4. Linus and Lucy
    5. Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
    6. Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
    7. Skating
    8. Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
    9. Christmas Is Coming
    10. Fur Elise
    11. The Christmas Song
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
    $24.99
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas (200 Gram) (Out Of Stock)


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Stereo Analog Master Tapes


    200-Gram Vinyl, Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Peanuts comic creator Charles M. Schulz called on pianist extraordinaire Vince Guaraldi and his trio to compose and perform music that would reflect the humor, charm and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the entire Peanut gang for their 1965 Christmas TV special. It was a perfect match.


    When Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas album was inducted into the Library of Congress, the Library's media release noted, A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced jazz to millions of listeners. According to annotator and Guaraldi biographer Bang, The importance of [that] sentence can not be overstated. Children all over the world who had resisted jazz as the music of their parents were given an introduction.


    The album's centerpiece track, today as it was in 1965, is Christmas Time Is Here, the soulful instrumental version that clocks in at just over six minutes.


    Vince Guaraldi - Piano

    Monty Budwig - Bass

    Colin Bailey - Drums



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. O Tannenbaum
    2. What Child Is This
    3. My Little Drum
    4. Linus and Lucy
    5. Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
    6. Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
    7. Skating
    8. Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
    9. Christmas Is Coming
    10. Fur Elise
    11. The Christmas Song
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
    $39.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
  • Stranger Things Vol. 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) (Out Of Stock) Stranger Things Vol. 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Stranger Things Vol. 2 (A Netflix Original Series Soundtrack) (Out Of Stock)

    Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve


    STRANGER THINGS is the breakout Netflix original series set in 1983 Indiana where a young boy vanishes into thin air. As friends, family and local police search for answers, they are drawn into an extraordinary mystery involving top-secret government experiments, terrifying supernatural forces and one very strange little girl. A love letter to the '80s supernatural classics that captivated a generation, STRANGER THINGS stars Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Matthew Modine, Finn Wolfhard, Millie Bobby Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Natalia Dyer and Charlie Heaton. The series is now streaming on Netflix globally.


    Formed in 2009, the prolific Austin, TX experimental synth quartet S U R V I V E have released two full-lengths and numerous EPs / singles since their inception, including recent contributions to the soundtrack for the acclaimed indie horror film The Guest. Additionally, two of the group's members recently scored the soundtrack for the first season of STRANGER THINGS, launched this summer on Netflix. S U R V I V E has appeared at esteemed festivals across the US including Moogfest, Levitation Fest, Fun Fun Fun, Beserktown, Day in The Desert, Decibel, etc. and have played alongside acts like Goblin, John Maus, Tame Impala, Lightning Bolt, This Will Destroy You, A Place To Bury Strangers, Max Cooper, and many others; Noisey even called their live show ''transcendental.''


    Now, S U R V I V E have completed self recording their second full length via their home studios, which will see a September 30 via Relapse. The synth quartet's sophomore full length and Relapse debut is a dark, sweeping exercise in analog synth mastery. The pulsating, 9-song instrumental release showcases immense diversity between tracks - RR7349's compositions range from grim tom-tom thunder to space-age epics, pairing tense plodding grooves with meditative ambience and driving, rhythmic beats. Inspired by IDM and horror scores alike, RR7349 is simultaneously ominous and hopeful; tense and relaxed; percussive and melodic. A unique addition to the Relapse discography, and unquestionably S U R V I V E's best work to date.


    The first season of STRANGER THINGS is available to stream now on Netflix.

    1. Hopper Sneaks In
    2.I Know What I Saw
    3. Rolling out the Pool
    4. Over
    5. Gearing Up
    6. Flickering
    7. First Kiss
    8. Crying
    9. Walking Down the Tracks
    10. Where's Barb?
    11. Speak of the Devil
    12. Danger Danger
    13. Tribulations
    14. Flashback
    15. Kids Two
    16. Talking to Australia
    17. Night of the Seventh
    18. See Any Rain?
    19. Coffee & Contemplation
    20. Inside the Black Room
    21. Starts to Rain
    22. Eleven Is Gone
    23. Time for a 187
    24. Something in the House
    25. Still Pretty
    26. Abilities
    27. Tendril
    28. They Found Us
    29. Bad Men
    30. Spiked Bat
    31. Making Contact
    32. What Do You Know?
    33. It's Not My Boy
    34. Something in the Wall
    35. Let's Go
    36. Leap of Faith
    37. In Pursuit
    38. Breaking and Entering
    39. Stranger Things (Extended)
    Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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    The Wild Style Breakbeats (Out Of Stock)


    13 Songs Total, Spread Out Over Seven Big Hole 45s(each With A Different Label Color)


    Re-Edited And Re-EQed Extended Audio Versions Of Each Song, From Original Reels


    Extensive Liner Notes In A 28-Page Book, Including Dozens Of Images - From "Wild Style" Director Charlie Ahearn, Among Other Sources - As Well As Interviews With Fab 5 Freddy, Chris Stein And Grandwizzard Theodore


    The 14th Side (The B-side Of The Seventh 45) Features Unique Etchings With Different "Wild Style" Graphics


    Unique "Kay-Dee Casebook" Packaging - All Seven 7-inches Fit Into A Book As Self-contained Pages


    KAY-DEE RECORDS, the online store and label owned and operated by Kenny Dope, takes things to the next level with the debut of its "Book Series." Kenny's vision for Kay-Dee's first book was to create a premium set with a mix of well-known and never-before-seen "Wild Style" photos, in addition to liner notes detailing the stories behind the music of one of his favorite films.


    The year was 1981 and young, New York City-based filmmaker Charlie Ahearn was working on what would become one of the most important artifacts in the history of hip-hop music and culture: "Wild Style." He was scraping by to fund his efforts, which were far from a surefire money-making enterprise. Hip-hop wasn't even called "hip-hop" at the time, and it was still viewed as a fad, by both nationwide music listeners and a majority of the press.


    As Ahearn and his crew continued to film scenes from "Wild Style" (which starred graffiti writers Lee Quinones and Lady Pink, among many other hip-hop and "Downtown" luminaries of the day), they reached an interesting juncture: what music would DJs in the film use in the soon-to-be-legendary live performance scenes?
    The director - making a visionary move more than a half-decade before any sampling or music clearance lawsuits would appear - decided that he wanted to control the music to be used in these scenes. They would create their own breakbeats, instead of using known cuts of the day; for instance, The Incredible Bongo Band's "Apache" or James Brown's "Funky Drummer."


    While Ahearn headed off to film more scenes, he left these important musical production duties to an up-and-comer who, thanks in part to his crucial role as Phade in the film, would grow to be one of hip-hop's and graffiti's most important ambassadors of the 1980s: Fred "Fab 5 Freddy" Brathwaite.


    Over the course of a week's time in the late summer of 1981, the Wild Style Breakbeats sessions were completed and mastered. None of the three principal musicians who played on the Breakbeats were ever in the studio at the same time. And the final number of white-label-only Breakbeats 12-inches was, according to Freddy, only 100, making them some of the rarest "Holy Grail" pieces of vinyl in music history.


    The original Breakbeats vinyl was given to the DJs in the film - including GrandWizzard Theodore, Charlie Chase and Kevie Kev Rockwell - who used them in live performance scenes, most of which were completed in the spring of 1982. Interestingly, out of 13 Breakbeats given to DJs, only five were ever used in these performance scenes or on the film's much-revered soundtrack.


    For this premium Wild Style Breakbeats set, renowned DJ, producer, and lifelong "Wild Style" fanatic Kenny Dope obtained the original reel-to-reel tapes from director Charlie Ahearn and went about re-EQing and extending the length of each Breakbeat [most were originally about one minute long]. Thanks to these efforts, all 13 Breakbeats are presented here with top-level audio quality that has never been heard before. Additionally, since only bootlegs of the Wild Style Breakbeats have ever existed, this is the first time they have ever been presented on their own, as an official full album release.


    This stunning set with unique "Kay-Dee Casebook" packaging - officially licensed from Charlie Ahearn by Kenny Dope and Kay-Dee Records, and packaged by Get On Down - is a hip-hop junkie's dream. It presents a crucial rap artifact with the respect it has always deserved but, until now, has not been given. It is sure to sit on your shelf alongside other trophies from the music and culture that has touched the lives of so many over the past four decades.

    1. Down By Law
    2. Subway Beat
    3. Cuckoo Clocking
    4. Crime Cut
    5. Gang Busters
    6. Meetings
    7. Military Cut
    8. Busy Bees
    9. B Boy Beat
    10. Jungle Beat
    11. Yawning Beat
    12. Baby Beat
    13. Razor Cut
    Kenny Dope
    $69.99
    7 Vinyl Single - 7 Singles Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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