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  • CATALYST CATALYST Quick View

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    CATALYST

    Willie Dixon is one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. He is a Grammy Award winner, Rock & Roll Hall of
    Fame Inductee, Blues Hall of Fame Inductee and Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductee.


    This long out of print album was originally released in 1973. It is a classic representation of the Chicago Blues sound post Chess Records
    featuring a who's who of the best sidemen of the genre.

    1. Bring It On Home
    2. Don't Trust Nobody
    3. God's Gift To Man
    4. Hoo Doo Doctor
    5. My Babe
    6. Wang Dang Doodle
    7. When I Make Love
    8. I Think I Got The Blues
    9. But It Sure IS Fun
    10. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    Willie Dixon
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    The Great Twenty-Eight

    The Great Twenty-Eight is a compilation album of Chuck Berry, originally released in 1982 on Chess Records.

    A survey of Berry's first decade of recording on Chess Records, it contains 21 singles along with six of their b-sides and one album track from Chuck Berry in London. Of those singles, eleven were top ten hits on the Billboard R&B singles chart and ten were Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.

    In 2003, the album was ranked number 21 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, the second-highest ranking compilation on the list after The Sun Sessions by Elvis Presley.

    LP 1
    1. Maybellene
    2. Thirty Days
    3. You Can't Catch Me
    4. Too Much Monkey Business
    5. Browned-Eyed Handsome Man
    6. Roll Over Beethoven
    7. Havana Moon
    8. School Days
    9. Rock And Roll Music
    10. Oh Baby Doll
    11. Reelin' And Rockin'
    12. Sweet Little Sixteen
    13. Johnny B. Goode
    14. Around And Around


    LP 2
    1. Carol
    2. Beautiful Delilah
    3. Memphis
    4. Sweet Little Rock And Roller
    5. Little Queenie
    6. Almost Grown
    7. Back In The USA
    8. Let It Rock
    9. Bye Bye Johnny
    10. I'm Talking About You
    11. Come On
    12. Nadine
    13. No Particular Place To Go
    14. I Want To Be Your Driver

    Chuck Berry
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  • 2120 South Michigan Ave 2120 South Michigan Ave Quick View

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    2120 South Michigan Ave

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

    2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy

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

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

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

    George Thorogood
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  • The Rockin' Chair Album The Rockin' Chair Album Quick View

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    The Rockin' Chair Album

    Howlin' Wolf is the third studio album from Chicago blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player Howlin' Wolf. It is a collection of six singles previously released by the Chess label from 1960 through 1962. Because of the illustration on its sleeve, the album is often called The Rockin' Chair Album, which was eventually adopted on subsequent pressings.


    The album has had quite some influence on later musicians. In 1966, fellow Chess artist Koko Taylor recorded a cover version of "Wang Dang Doodle" which reached #4 on the Billboard's R&B Charts and became a minor crossover hit. Earlier in 1963 Sam Cooke released a single of "Little Red Rooster" making #7 on the R&B Singles chart and #11 on the Hot 100. In 1969 the songs "Shake for Me" and "Back Door Man" were used in the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love".

    1. Shake For Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang-Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down In The Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' For My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Briefcase Full Of Blues Briefcase Full Of Blues Quick View

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    Briefcase Full Of Blues


    Celebrate The New Year With Their Classic # 1 Mega Platinum Debut Album


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release


    Mastered Impeccably From The Authorized & Original1978 Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe "i Got The Blues" Reagoso


    After their phenomenal success on Saturday Night Live and a number of smash comedy movies already in
    their resume, John Belushi and Dan Akroyd dove headfirst into their love of soul, blues and r & b and began
    the Blues Brothers duo, netting them a number one album, top hit singles, a box office smash and acclaim
    from purists and blues lovers from all over with their first LP, Briefcase Full Of Blues.


    Recorded in 1978 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the late great John Belushi and Dan
    Akroyd opened a set before comedian and good friend Steve Martin. To the crowd's amazement, the duo
    blasted them a blistering rock 'n' blues performance which was captured on tape for their first album Briefcase
    Full Of Blues. They later appeared on SNL and the rest as they say is history, as this stunt became reality in no
    time and thus began a short lived but amazing piece of rock and blues history.


    Released during the holiday season, the album became a number one smash and netted two smash singles
    with the classic nod to the Stax sound with Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" as well as the '50s doo wop
    classic, "Rubber Biscuit."


    With a stellar musician lineup of classic R & B and traditional blues purists like Steve Cropper and Duck
    Dunn from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Chess Records sideman to the stars Matt "Guitar " Murphy,
    saxophone champion Tom Scott and a handful of New York City's finest on the reeds, rounded out with Paul
    Shafer on keys, The Blues Brothers were a force to reckon with as their albums would go on to sell in the
    millions making them one of the biggest bands in the late seventies into the eighties.


    With a stunning set list of righteous blues and soulful interpretations, this masterpiece is filled with nonstop classics like the hard boppin' opener Hey Bartender, blues belters like Junior Wells' "Messin' With The
    Kid" and Big Joe Turner's "Flip Flop Fly," plus southern rockers like Delbert McClinton's "'B" Movie Box Car
    Blues."


    In addition to these legendary performances, this unique concert recording yielded more with powerhouses
    like the smash I Don't Know, King Floyd's Groove Me, and the blues thriller Shot Gun Blues.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the blues. Therefore, it is with much honor to announce the first installment
    in our Blues Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their brilliant masterwork Briefcase Full Of Blues.


    For the first time ever on 180 Gram Vinyl, this limited edition classic was mastered impeccably and
    faithfully from the original 1978 Atlantic Records tapes by their Atlantic Records label alumni Joe Reagoso
    (John Lee Hooker/ Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood,
    CA.


    To enhance your Jake and Elwood experience even further, this stunning limited anniversary edition also
    includes the original album cover art, Miami Mitch Glazer's funny liner notes as well as the 12 brilliant tunes
    you will truly forever enjoy in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    Blues Brothers .Briefcase Full Of Blues The Anniversary Edition, A first time Audiophile Vinyl
    Experience . Authorized and Live ..Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music .


    I'M A SOUL MAN!!!

    1. Opening / I Can't Turn You Loose
    2. Hey Bartender
    3. Messin' With The Kid
    4. Almost
    5. Rubber Biscuit
    6. Shot Gun Blues
    7. Groove Me
    8. I Don't Know
    9. Soul Man
    10. "B" Movie Box Car Blues
    11. Flip, Flop & Fly
    12. Closing / I Can't Turn You Loose
    Blues Brothers
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  • Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blues Jam At Chess (Pure Pleasure)

    No introduction needed for this fabulous release. Arguably one of the greatest blues recordings laid down in the last 40 years! Just checking out the personnel above says it all. Originally released on Mike Vernon's highly collectable and revered Blue Horizon label in 1969, this pressing will become a must for all serious collectors and muso's alike!




    Musicians:



    • Fleetwood Mac

    • Otis Spann

    • Willie Dixon

    • Shakey Horton

    • J.T. Brown

    • Guitar Buddy

    • Honey Boy Edwards

    • S.P. Leary




    Recording: January 1969 at Chess Ter-Mar Studios, Chicago

    Production: Mike Vernon and Marshall Chess



    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.


    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Side One

    1. Watch Out

    2. South Indiana - Take 1

    3. South Indiana - Take 2

    4. Last Night

    5. Red Hot Jam



    Side Two

    6. I'm Worried

    7. I Held My Baby Last Night

    8. Madison Blues

    9. I Can't Hold

    10. I Need Your Love

    11. I Got the Blues



    Side Three

    12. World's in a Tangle

    13. Talk with You

    14. Like it This Way

    15. Someday Soon Baby

    16. Hungry Country Girl



    Side Four

    17. Black Jack Blues

    18. Everyday I Have the Blues

    19. Rockin' Boogie

    20. Sugar Mama

    21. Homework

    Fleetwood Mac
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  • His Greatest Sides Volume One His Greatest Sides Volume One Quick View

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    His Greatest Sides Volume One

    Limited Edition Pressing On Bright Red Opaque Vinyl


    Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles, from Chicago blues artist Howlin' Wolf. Originally recorded from 1954-1965.


    Howlin' Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would be come the foundation of rock and roll in the early 1950s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences and his signature growlin' mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.


    Howlin Wolf helped make Chess Records a historic label and solidified Chicago as the worlds capital of blues.

    1. Down In The Bottom
    2. No Place To Go

    3. Sitting On Top Of The World
    4. Smokestack Lightnin'
    5. The Red Rooster

    6. Spoonful

    7. Evil

    8. Killing Floor

    9. Do The Do

    10. I Ain't Superstitious
    11. Who's Been Talkin'

    12. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

    13. Back Door Man

    14. Wang Dang Doodle
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Quick View

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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


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


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


    To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Go Bo Diddley Go Bo Diddley Quick View

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    Go Bo Diddley


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


    Bo Diddley's Masterwork Album!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

    1. Crackin' Up
    2. I'm Sorry
    3. Bo's Guitar
    4. Willie and Lillie
    5. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
    6. Say Man
    7. The Great Grandfather
    8. Oh Yea
    9. Don't Let It Go
    10. Little Girl
    11. Dearest Darling
    12. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Bo Diddley
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    Muddy Waters At Newport 1960


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters Masterwork Live Album! In Stereo!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Stereo Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes
    have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for defunct labels
    before landing in Chicago in the early forties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world, later cutting a series of
    hit sessions for Aristocrat which became Chess Records. Phil and Leonard Chess knew they had a kingpin on their hands when
    Muddy started his endless stream of blues smashes. The label honored the man with his first live album simply titled Muddy Waters
    At Newport 1960. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his
    Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary James Cotton on harp and the masterful Otis Spann on piano, Muddy
    Waters At Newport 1960 would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I Got My Brand On You, Muddy continues to rock the crowd through a
    treasure trove of 8 more blues champions which made this one of the most important live recordings of all time. The album features
    classic gems like his classics Got My Mojo Working, Baby Please Don't Go, and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man. Noted for his stellar
    guitar work, pretty much introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy Waters At
    Newport 1960 became truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues guitarists for years like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat
    and The Rolling Stones. Muddy broke down barriers for millions of music fans worldwide to enjoy rock and blues, making him along
    with John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Robert Johnson one of the first pioneers of the blues and rock genre.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Muddy Waters At Newport 1960.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from
    the Chess stereophonic tapes, Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a rare inside gatefold photo of the man who helped
    fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Impeccable stereophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records
    tapes! Baby, Please Don't Go

    1. I Got My Brand On You
    2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Soon Forgotten
    5. Tiger In Your Tank
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2
    9. Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
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    The Blues World Of Little Walter

    Little Walter cut eight tracks for the short-lived Parkway label, with Muddy Waters as a sideman (and ensemble vocalist). These sides convinced Chess to record the full Waters band. We fill out the album with other session by Waters-connected artists to give a picture of the Chicago blues scene just before the Chess sound took over. Hours were spent cleaning up the disk-to-tapes of the Walter sides (which had been widely bootlegged with surface noise). The studio tapes of the other tracks were clean. Marvelous and historic music now available again on LP with the original cover painting by Jeanette Walzak and liner notes by Jim O'Neal.


    Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy

         1.  I Keep Loving Her

         2.  Boll Weavil

         3.  Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 1)

         4.  Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 2)

         5.  Red Headed Woman

         6.  Moonshine Blues 


    Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy

         1.  Muskadine Blues

         2.  Bad Acting Woman

     

    J.B. Lenoir

         1.  I Wanna Play A Little While

         2.  Louise

         3.  People Are Meddlin' In Our Affairs

     

    Sunnyland Slim

         1.  I Done You Wrong

         2.  Low Down Sunnyland Train

        

    Little Walter
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    Wayne Cochran

    Wayne Cochran! The exclamation point is there for a reason. Known as "The White Knight of Soul," Cochran was flamboyant in both voice and attire. Crowned by a swooping white pompadour, he held back nothing on stage. His performance style was very reminiscent of fellow Georgia native Little Richard Penniman. Like Penniman, music led Cochran to his current career as a minister. Anyone who's ever witnessed a fire-and-brimstone southern gospel service can see the connection between gospel's passion and r&b's groove.


    Issued by Chess Records in 1967, Wayne Cochran! captured the outrageous energy of his live show within the album's grooves. This explosive collection of songs proved that Cochran deserved to share the label home of r&b greats like Etta James, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters. Rather than a traditional artist portrait, the front cover features an outline of his white pompadour against a black background. Simple and direct, it stood in stark relief against the sea of day-glo, psychedelic imagery of the day. To put it another way, the cover art clearly conveyed that this album was all killer, no filler.


    The original mono version of this LP is incredibly rare and changes hands for princely sums. However, there is no need to empty the savings account now that Sundazed Music has prepared a righteous reissue, in glorious mono! Sourced from the original analog master tapes, this Sundazed edition is 180gm of concentrated soul. Just add a turntable and watch the party spring to life!

    1. Get Ready
    2. Boom Boom
    3. The Peak Of Love
    4. You Don't Know Like I Know
    5. Some-A' Your Sweet Love
    6. I'm Leaving It Up To You
    7. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
    8. Big City Woman
    9. Little Bitty Pretty One
    10. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    11. Get Down With It
    12. When My Baby Cries
    Wayne Cochran
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7 Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7 Quick View

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    Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7

    One of the last remaining links to the heyday of R&B and funk, Mr. Rhythm is a pure living legend of black music. He not only produced and wrote songs for folks like Ike Turner, Parliament/Funkadelic, Edwin Starr, and Stevie Wonder, and worked at seminal labels like Chess, Motown, and Fortune Records, but also wrote and sung an enormous number of his own songs, cult classics like Jail Bait, Greasy Chicken, and Bacon Fat. This release focuses on the earliest, and dirtiest, years of his 5-decade-long career, compiling all of his singles from 1957-1958 for the legendary Fortune Records label.
    1. Going Down To Tijuana
    2. Mozelle
    3. Bacon Fat
    4. Just Want A Little Lovin'
    5. Bobby Jean
    6. Pulling Time
    7. Mean Jean
    8. Jail Bait
    9. Just Because Of A Kiss
    10. You Are My Sunshine
    11. My Tears
    12. Come On Baby
    13. Greasy Chicken
    Andre Williams
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    Together Through Life

    Bob Dylan's 46th career release and follow-up to 2006's Modern Times, Together Through Life features 10 new songs from the music legend including the tracks Beyond Here Lies Nothin, Life Is Hard and It's All Good. The album was recorded late last year after Dylan was asked to compose music for the Olivier Dahan film, My Own Love Song and it was produced under his usual pseudonym, Jack Frost.


    In an interview on his website Dylan reveals that the record was inspired by the sound of classic 1950s Chess and Sun recordings.


    I like the mood of those records, the intensity. The sound is uncluttered. Theres power and suspense. The whole vibration feels like it could be coming from inside your mind. Its alive. Its right there. Kind of sticks in your head like a toothache. The Together Through Life songs have more of a romantic edge than the music on Modern Times. The songs on Modern Times brought my repertoire up to date, and the light was directed in a certain way. You have to have somebody in mind as an audience otherwise theres no point.


    There didnt seem to be any general consensus among my listeners. Some people preferred my first period songs. Some, the second. Some, the Christian period. Some, the post Colombian. Some, the Pre-Raphaelite. Some people prefer my songs from the nineties. I see that my audience now doesnt particular care what period the songs are from. They feel style and substance in a more visceral way and let it go at that. Images dont hang anybody up. Like if theres an astrologer with a criminal record in one of my songs its not going to make anybody wonder if the human race is doomed. Images are taken at face value and it kind of freed me up.


    This Double 180g Vinyl version also includes a full-length bonus CD.

    1. I Feel A Change Comin' On
    2. It's All Good
    3. Shake Shake Mama
    4. If You Ever Go To Houston
    5. Forgetful Heart
    6. Jolene
    7. This Dream Of You
    8. Shake Shake Mama
    9. I Feel A Change Comin' On
    10. It's All Good
    Bob Dylan
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    Folk Singer

    Now at 33 1/3 RPM


    From the original 1964 Chess analog masters! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman


    New Gatefold jacket, with extra photos!


    Folk Singer has been an audiophile staple for years. It always gets a bunch of play at hi-fi shows. It's a no-doubter demonstration disc. But never before has it sounded like this!


    There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.


    Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.


    This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. My Home Is in the Delta
    2. Long Distance Call

    3. My Captain
    4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

    5. You're Gonna Need My Help
    6. Cold Weather Blues

    7. Big Leg Woman
    8. Country Boy
    9. Feel Like Going Home
    Muddy Waters
    $39.99
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    12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Lithographic Print (Not Framed)


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
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    12 x 5 (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity



    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
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    Gratitude

    180 Gram Translucent Blue Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Mid-western area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Introduction

    2. Africano/ Power Medley

    3. Yearnin' Learnin'

    4. Devotion

    5. Sun Goddess
    6. Reasons

    7. Sing A Message To You


    LP 2
    1. Shining Star

    2. New World Symphony
    3. Sunshine

    4. Singasong

    5. Gratitude

    6. Celebrate

    7. Can't Hide Love

    Earth, Wind & Fire
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    The Lowdown Back Porch Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Louisiana Red (born Iverson Minter) was a flamboyant guitarist, harmonica player, and vocalist. He lost his parents early in life through multiple tragedies; his mother died of pneumonia a week after his birth, and his father was lynched by the Klu Klux Klan when he was five.


    Red began recording for Chess in 1949, then joined the Army. After his discharge, he played with John Lee Hooker in Detroit for almost two years in the late '50s, and continued through the '60s and '70s with recording sessions for a number of labels. Louisiana Red moved to Hanover, Germany in 1981, and maintained a busy recording and performing schedule through the subsequent decades into the new millennium. He died in Germany in 2012 when his thyroid imbalance brought on a stroke.


    Recorded in New York with Tommy Tucker, Lowdown Back Porch Blues is Louisiana Red's first album and, in many ways, it's his best. Supported by a bare-bones rhythm section, Red plays a number or traditional tunes and originals. His guitar is nearly as powerful and overwhelming as his vocals, making this a truly compelling listen.

    Musicians:



    • Louisiana Red (vocal, guitar, harpsichord)

    • Karl Lynch (bass)

    • Panama Francis (drums)




    Recording: 1963 in New York City

    Production: Henry Glover



    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. Red's Dream
    2. Working Man Blues
    3. I'm Louisiana Red
    4. Sweet Aleese
    5. Keep Your Hands Off My Woman
    6. I'm A Roaming Stranger
    7. Ride On Red, Ride On
    8. I Wonder Who
    9. The Seventh Son
    10. Sad News
    11. Two Fifty Three
    12. Don't Cry
    Louisiana Red
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    Hoodoo Man Blues is not only Junior Wells' initial appearance on record, it is damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45's by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc. but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of limitations of juke-box/airplay promotion as Delmark does here. Hoodoo Man Blues is the real Chicago blues from a true blues legend.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships on the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Schoolgirl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In the Wee Hours
    6. Hey Lawdy Mama
    7. Hoodoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. You Don't Love Me Baby
    11. Chitlin con Carne
    12. Yonder Wall
    Junior Wells
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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. And at 45 RPM, this now stands as the undisputed definitive version. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships On the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Little School Girl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In The Wee Hours of the Morning
    6. Hay Lawdy Mama
    7. Hooddoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. Do You Love Me, Baby
    11. Chiltin Con Carne
    12. Yonders Wall
    Junior Wells
    $54.99
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    Bo Diddley Is A Lover

    Mastered From The Original Chess Mono Reels


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


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


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

    1. Not Guilty
    2. Hong Kong, Mississippi
    3. You're Looking Good
    4. Bo's Vacation
    5. Congo
    6. Bo's Blues
    7. Bo Diddley Is A Lover
    8. Aztec
    9. Back Home
    10. Bo Diddley Is Loose
    11. Love Is A Secret
    12. Quick Draw
    Bo Diddley
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    The Show Must Go On (Pure Pleasure)

    The best R&B songwriter and soul singer that most people have never heard of, Sam Dees has written songs for countless artists, including Gladys Knight, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, George Benson, the Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass, Millie Jackson, Jackie Wilson, the Manhattans, Regina Belle, KC & the Sunshine Band, Willie Clayton, and many others. He's also a pretty fine singer, having recorded for the Chess, Atlantic, Polydor, and SSS labels, and he had a nice string of his own hits in the 1970s.


    His 1975 Atlantic album The Show Must Go On has long been regarded by Southern soul aficionados as one of the best of the genre. Sounding a bit like a deeper-voiced Curtis Mayfield (in both style and theme), Dees sings with assurance, wisdom, passion, and a whole lot of soul here. Songs like Child of the Streets, Troubled Child, & What's It Gonna Be, share Mayfield's commitment to social commentary, and Dees knows his way around a love song, too. It's absolutely essential.
    Steve Leggett/AMG


    Musicians:


    • Sam Dees (vocals, keyboards)
    • Glen Woods (guitar)
    • David Camon (bass)
    • Sherman 'Fats' Carson (drums)



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Child Of The Streets
    2. The Show Must Go On
    3. Come Back Strong
    4. Just Out Of My Reach
    5. Claim Jumpin'
    6. Troubled Child
    7. What's It Gonna Be
    8. Worn Out Broken Heart
    9. Good Guys
    10. So Tied Up
    Sam Dees
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    $34.99
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    The Biggest Thing Since Colossus (Pure Pleasure)

    During the sixties, there was the British blues boom, containing many blues bands, one of the finest being Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac. In January of 1969 Fleetwood Mac were at Chess Studios, Chicago, jamming with the likes of Willie Dixon, S.P.Leary, Honeyboy Edwards, J.T.Brown and longtime Muddy Waters pianist Otis Spann. The end result of those sessions was the classic double album "Blues Jam At Chess".
    The rapport between the Mac and Otis Spann was such that they recorded another whole album together, " Colossus".



    Otis Spann is his usual emotive and exciting self, feeling totally relaxed alongside his regular drummer, S.P.Leary. This coupled with Peter Green's guitar playing, which is probably at it's peak on these recordings, makes for a blues album of substance.
    "The Biggest Thing Since Colossus" is probably one of the most underrated blues albums. Long out of print on vinyl and now re-mastered from the original 1/4-inch tapes this album is a must buy for all.




    Musicians:



    • Otis Spann (vocal, piano)

    • Peter Green (guitar)

    • Danny Kirwen (guitar)

    • John McVie (bass)

    • S. P. Leary (drums)




    Recording: January 1969 at Tempo Sound Studios, New York City



    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. My Love Depends on You
    2. Walkin'
    3. It Was a Big Thing
    4. Temperature Is Rising (100. 2 F)
    5. Dig You
    6. No More Doggin'
    7. Ain't Nobody's Business
    8. She Needs Some Loving

    9. I Need Some Air
    10. Someday Baby
    Otis Spann
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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