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UNIM-VER-0309xDiana Krall & The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
Christmas SongsChristmas Songs is the eighth studio album by Canadian singer Diana Krall, performed with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. It was originally released on October 26, 2005 by Verve Records. This is Krall's first full-length album of Christmas songs (not counting her 1998 EP Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas), and her first studio album with a big band.1. Jingle Bells
2. Let It Snow
3. The Christmas Song
4. Winter Wonderland
5. I'll Be Home for Christmas
6. Christmas Time Is Here
7. Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
8. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
9. White Christmas
10. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve
11. Sleigh Ride
12. Count Your Blessings Instead of Sheep$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
It Feels Like Christmas TimeBig Bad Voodoo Daddy, purveyors of American big band, jumpin' jazz and blues have a special holiday gift for naughty and nice fans alike. The multiplatinum
selling, Grammy nominated band is back with a holiday album entitled It Feels Like Christmas Time, an all new recording for Savoy Jazz,
featuring twelve songs, a mix of traditional favorites and original material.
It Feels like Christmas Time, the band's tenth studio album, follows the release of Rattle Them Bones - the record that put Big Bad back at the top of
charts last year reaching #1 on the Jazz Album Chart on both iTunes and Amazon and was the highest debut on the Billboard Jazz Chart entering at #2.
It Feels Like Christmas Time, produced by BBVD founding member and lead singer Scotty Morris with band-mate, pianist and arranger Joshua Levy and
mixed by Morris, was recorded In Los Angeles at East West and Capitol studios. The album includes the Morris original "It Feels Like Christmas Time,"
and features guest harmonies by vocal group She, Her and I as well as a duet with newcomer Anna Kasper on the classic What Are You Doing New
Year's Eve? The album also features the crowd favorite "Christmas Is Starting Now" from Disney's Phineus and Ferb.1. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
2. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
3. All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
4. Jingle Bells
5. It Feels Like Christmas Time
6. Frosty The Snowman
7. Run Rudolph Run
8. You're A Mean One Mr. Grinch
9. Christmas Is Starting Now
10. We Three Kings
11. Walking In A Winter Wonderland$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-8431xVince Guaraldi Trio
A Charlie Brown ChristmasGreen 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 - DrumsO Tannenbaum
What Child Is This
My Little Drum
Linus and Lucy
Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
Christmas Is Coming
The Christmas Song
Greensleeves$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
An Oscar Peterson ChristmasPianist Oscar Peterson turns in a relaxed and exceedingly pleasant set of Christmas favorites on this perennial holiday favorite. An Oscar Peterson
Christmas finds the jazz legend playing impressively with accompaniment from guitarist Lorne Lofsky, bassist David Young, drummer Jerry Fuller, and a
20-piece string section arranged and conducted by Rick Wilkins. The standouts among the 10 holiday tunes here include God Rest Ye Merry
Gentleman, White Christmas, and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, which are all given tasteful, balanced and lightly swinging treatments
befitting of the soundtrack to any holiday party. A must have for any and all holiday music collections.1. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
2. What Child Is This?
3. Let It Snow
4. White Christmas
5. Jingle Bells
6. I'll Be Home For Christmas
7. Christmas Waltz
8. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
9. Winter Wonderland
10. O Christmas Tree$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
This Is ChristmasRather than a do a rehash of many of the obvious traditional tunes that fill special holiday albums by contemporary performers, maestro Luther Vandross opted for the task of creating no fewer than 7 of the 10 tracks included on his 1995 Christmas release. The result is an album that demonstrates why Vandross is still considered the preeminent black male vocalist of close to two decades: as on typical Vandross recordings, the production is crisp and strong and the vocals are flawless.
As usual, he employs the cream of musicians and background vocalists (including the inimitable Cissy Houston and Darlene Love, who is featured on the Motown-like duet I Listen to the Bells)--the perfect backdrop for Vandross's distinctive sound, exemplified on the standout title track. The Mistle Toe Jam has the party-like feel of Vandross sides like Bad Boy and the more recent Nights in Harlem, while Every Year, Every Christmas (cowritten with Richard Marx) is a soulful slow jam.
A surprising reading of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic My Favorite Things shows that if Vandross ever chose to, he could easily do a fine album of jazz standards, while O Come All Ye Faithful (featuring an all-star choir that includes Valerie Simpson) is given the album's most traditional reading. Standouts include the gorgeous Please Come Home for Christmas and the almost funky A Kiss for Christmas. Easily one of the best Christmas albums around. --David Nathan1. With a Christmas Heart
2. This Is Christmas (Album Version)
3. The Mistletoe Jam (Everybody Kiss Somebody) (Album Version)
4. Every Year, Every Christmas
5. My Favorite Things
6. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
7. I Listen to the Bells
8. Please Come Home for Christmas
9. A Kiss for Christmas
10. O' Come All Ye Faithful$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Merry Christmas (Awaiting Repress)
The Johnny Mathis/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
The Classic Top Charting 1959 Christmas Album
First Time Audiophile Red Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Johnny Mathis is a musical phenomenon with a legendary musical career breaking
wide open in the mid-fifties. Recording a plethora of hit recordings in pop, soul, adult,
jazz and even country genres, he shared his vocal talents for millions of fans with his
records, concerts and top rated television shows for over five decades.
With 1959's Merry Christmas LP, Johnny created one of the most successful holiday
top charting hit albums of all time, with this stunning masterpiece. The LP features his
stellar interpretations of both popular and inspirational favorites like definitive hit versions of Winter Wonderland and Sleigh Ride, plus impressive readings of The First Noel,
Silver Bells and O Holy Night.
The 1959 holiday masterpiece finds the artist at the top of his game. Arranged
and orchestrated by easy listening giant Percy Faith, Merry Christmas is filled with beautifully arranged classics like Johnny's hit versions of I'll Be Home for Christmas, Blue
Christmas and the wonderful Silent Night, Holy Night.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it is our honor to
announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Merry Christmas by
the legendary Johnny Mathis on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is
pressed by R.T.I. on translucent Red Vinyl for the holidays and features the original LP
artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold presentation.
Walking In A Winter Wonderland1. Winter Wonderland
2. The Christmas Song
3. Sleigh Ride
4. Blue Christmas
5. I'll Be Home for Christmas
6. White Christmas
7. O Holy Night
8. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves)
9. The First Noel
10. Silver Bells
11. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
12. Silent Night, Holy Night$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Sending You A Little Christmas
Limited Edition White Colored Vinyl
Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Johnny Mathis is a musical phenomenon with a legendary musical career breaking wide open in the mid-fifties. Recording a plethora of hit recordings in pop, soul, adult, jazz and even country genres, he shared his vocal talents for millions of fans with his records, concerts and top rated television shows for over five decades.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl presentation of Merry Christmas by the legendary Johnny Mathis on Friday Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is pressed by R.T.I. on White Vinyl for the holidays and features the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold presentation.1. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Duet with Billy Joel)
2. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Duet with Natalie Cole)
3. This Christmas
4. Sending You a Little Christmas (Duet with Jim Brickman)
5. Mary's Boy Child (Duet with Gloria Estefan)
6. This Is A Time For Love
7. Do You Hear What I Hear (Duet with Susan Boyle)
8. Home for the Holidays (featuring The Jordanaires)
9. Merry Christmas Darling
10. Decorate the Night
11. I'll Be Home for Christmas / White Christmas (Duet with Vince Gill and Amy Grant)
12. Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
A Charlie Brown Christmas (Awaiting Repress)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)
8. Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Fur Elise
11. The Christmas Song$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Imagene Peise - Atlas Eets ChristmasATLAST EETS CHRISTMAS was previously released in a very limited physical quantity on CD only under the pseudonym Imagene Peise (with a sticker that read Love Is The Answer - Merry Christmas From The Flaming Lips 2007). The pseudonym Imagene Peise is a John Lennon-esque spelling of Imagine Peace, ala Lennon's wonsaponatime, and likewise the album title sounds-out At last, it's Christmas. The alias credits are similarly punning: Imagene Peise - Piano Ominog Bangh - Laughing/Crying Glider Synthesizer Shineyu Bhupal - Drones, Sitar, and Baritone Tambura.
From the Flaming Lips' presumably vast vault of curiosities comes Atlas Eets Christmas, a psych-jazz piano album that originally appeared in a very limited run under the pseudonym Imagene Peise during the 2007 holiday season. Billed as a lost album by a mysterious young Iraqi piano prodigy name Peise who committed suicide in 1978, the album plays like the soundtrack to some sort of unearthed educational filmstrip where science meets Santa.
The same could be said about much of the Lips' more experimental output, which does include other Yuletide offerings, most notably the soundtrack to their 2008 film Christmas on Mars. Almost entirely instrumental and buried under the weight of a fabricated faux-vinyl crackle, Atlas frames their lovely piano arrangements of such classics as Winter Wonderland, Do You Hear What I Hear?, and White Christmas with buzzing sitars, spacy electronic noises, distant synths, and the band's hallmark Mellotron drones.
The result is a warmly intended yet moon-cold Christmas album that is still surprisingly pleasant. Although Wayne Coyne does make his presence known singing lead on the Vince Guaraldi-esque title cut (most likely through an old telephone from his home office on Mars), this largely seems to be the baby of multi-instrumentalist Steven Drozd, whose graceful piano playing makes up the bulk of this unusual venture.1. Winter Wonderland
2. Silver Bells
3. Christmas Laughing Waltz (including Jingle Bells)
4. Silent Night
5. Atlas Eets Christmas
6. Do You Hear What I Hear?
7. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
8. White Christmas (Binson Echorec Sleigh Ride)
9. Frosty The Snowman
10. Christmas Kindness Song
11. The Christmas Song$9.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat (Pure Pleasure)Laura Nyro's third Columbia effort is easily the equal of her previous two. The overwhelming strength of her songwriting and distinctive arrangements fuel Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat. Her unmistakable style of delivery maintains the continual examination of herself as a performer. The results are uniformly interesting and provocative as she continues to draw upon her love of jazz, folk, and R&B.
Conceptually, this album is as potent as her previous effort, New York Tendaberry, but in a much different way. Rather than hanging together thematically, Christmas And The Beads Of Sweat features two inclusive and distinctive sides of music -- with different musicians and producers for each.
The first five tracks feature Nyro backed by the Swampers from Muscle Shoals, AL, and include the talents of Roger Hawkins (drums), Eddie Hinton (guitar), Dave Hood (bass), Barry Becket (vibraphone), and Jack Jennings (percussion), with Arif Mardin producing. While this pairing might seem initially incongruous, the quintet had been concurrently working with the likes of Dusty Springfield and Cher and had gained a rightful reputation as a consummate backup band.
The final four pieces are steeped in noir more atypical of her previous efforts. The all-star cast of New York City session heavyweights are led by Felix Cavaliere (producer) and features fellow Rascals member Dino Danelli (drums), Ralph McDonald (percussion), Chuck Rainey (bass), Cornell Dupree (guitar), Duane Allman (guitar), and Alice Coltrane (stringed harp), among others.
As with all of Nyro's recordings, at the heart of this effort are her ageless compositions and arrangements. A motif connecting such disparate tunes as the upbeat When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag to the hauntingly beautiful Christmas In My Soul and Beads Of Sweat is the aching hollowness that came with the disillusionment that Vietnam, Kent State, and racial relations brought upon America in 1970. As she had done with Save The Country some four years earlier, Nyro's cathartic expressionism is captured at its most fervent on this album.
- Laura Nyro (guitar, piano, keyboard, vocal)
- Joe Farrell (woodwinds)
- Felix Cavaliere (organ, keyboards, percussion)
- Duane Allman, Cornell Dupree (guitar)
- Alice Coltrane (harp)
- Barry Beckett (vocal, vibraphone)
- Chuck Rainey, David Hood (bass)
- Dino Danelli, Roger Hawkins (drums)
About Pure Pleasure
At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.
During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.
A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.
We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.
We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.
To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.1. Brown Earth
2. When I Was A Freeport And You Were The Main Drag
4. Been On A Train
5. Up On The Roof
6. Upstairs By A Chinese Lamp
7. Map To The Treasure
8. Beads Of Sweat
9. Christmas In My Soul$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Miles Davis And The Modern Jazz GiantsHere are tracks from one of the truly classic sessions, in which a combination of jazz giants gathered in Rudy Van
Gelder's studio on a chilly Christmas Eve in 1954. With Thelonious Monk and three quarters of the Modern Jazz
Quartet (Jackson, Heath, and Clarke) as his accomplices, Miles Davis blends sophisticated harmonic knowledge
with raw, spontaneous invention to produce extraordinary music. This is a strong addition to any jazz collection.1. The Man I Love [Take 2]
2. Swing Spring
3. 'Round Midnight
4. Bemsha Swing
5. The Man I Love [Take 1]$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Holidays Rule Vol. 2Holidays Rule Volume 2, a joyful and diverse collection of seasonal music featuring an array of convivial contributions from across the musical spectrum, is set for release via Capitol Records.
The set is a sequel to the popular 2012 collection, and features 16 new recordings by beloved artists including Norah Jones, Grace Potter, Rosanne Cash, The Decemberists, and Lake Street Dive, alongside up and coming artists such as Barns Courtney, Albin Lee Meldau, Calum Scott, Kandace Springs, and Vera Blue. The album delves into an unusually rich assemblage of Pop, R&B, Rock, Americana, Jazz, Mariachi, and more.
Holidays Rule Volume 2 lets today's artists put their own mark on tradition by offering wonderfully fresh takes on holiday chestnuts old and new (Barns Courtney and Lennon Stella remake 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'; Judah & The Lion reinvents 'The Christmas Song'; Albin Lee Meldau delivers a soulful version of Mariah Carey's 'All I Want For Christmas Is You'), reframing songs for the holiday season (The Decemberists cover Big Star's 'Jesus Christ'; Norah Jones covers Horace Silver's 'Peace'; MUNA covers McCartney's 'Pipes of Peace'), unearthing rarities (Kandace Springs delivers a glistening new version of '(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man With The Bag'; Rosanne Cash dusts off Louis Jordan's 'May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas'; Lake Street Dive offers up the cheeky novelty song 'I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas'), and contributing new songs to the seasonal repertoire (Grace Potter's original song 'Christmas Moon').1. Paul McCartney, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots - Wonderful Christmastime
2. Barns Courtney Feat. Lennon Stella - Baby, It's Cold Outside
3. Albin Lee Meldau - All I Want For Christmas Is You
4. Calum Scott - It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas
5. Kandace Springs - (Everybody's Waitin For) The Man With The Bag
6. Norah Jones - Peace (Live at the Sheen Center)
7. Grace Potter - Christmas Moon
8. Rosanne Cash - May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas
9. Judah & The Lion - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
10. The Decemberists - Jesus Christ
11. Lake Street Dive - I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas
12. Flor De Toloache - That's What I Want For Christmas
13. Vera Blue - A Winter Romance
14. MUNA - Pipes of Peace
15. US Girls - Blue Christmas
16. Andrew McMahon - What Are You Doing New Year's Eve$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nat King Cole & MeTwo-time GRAMMY-winning vocalist Gregory Porter's 3rd Blue Note album, Nat King Cole & Me, is a heartfelt tribute to his idol, the legendary singer, pianist and Capitol recording artist Nat King Cole.
With the help of 6-time GRAMMY-winning arranger Vince Mendoza, the London Studio Orchestra, a core band featuring pianist Christian Sands, bassist Reuben Rogers, and drummer Ulysses Owens, and special guest trumpeter Terence Blanchard on two tracks, Porter revisits some of Cole s most cherished classics such as Mona Lisa, L-O-V-E, Nature Boy & The Christmas Song.1. Mona Lisa
3. Nature Boy
5. Quizas, Quizas, Quizas
6. Miss Otis Regrets
7. Pick Yourself Up
8. When Love Was King
9. The Lonely One
11. I Wonder Who My Daddy Is
12. But Beautiful
13. Sweet Lorraine
14. For All We Know
15. The Christmas Song$35.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Comin' Home Baby!Import
Mel TormÉ, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.
TormÉ made his movie debut in Frank Sinatra's first film, the musical Higher And Higher. His appearance in the 1947 film musical Good News made him a teen idol.
Paced by his only hit of the rock era, Comin' Home Baby! is a real crossover record balancing a few groovy dance numbers (like the title track) with early-60s cool jazz versions of the standards Walkin', Moanin', and On Green Dolphin Street.1. Comin' Home Baby
2. Dat Dere
3. The Lady's In Love With You
5. Puttin' On The Ritz
8. Sing You Sinners
9. Whisper Not
10. On Green Dolphin Street
11. Sidney's Soliloqui
12. Right Now$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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
17. Work Song
18. Ginza Samba
19. The Girl From Ipanema
20. El Matador$124.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl Box Set - 4 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Willie Nelson/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!
The Classic Top Charting 1979 Christmas Album
Produced By Booker T. Jones
First Time Audiophile Blue Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso - Manufactured At R.T.I.
Willie Nelson is a musical phenomenon and an American icon.
His legendary musical career began in the 50's, followed with a
plethora of hit songs written for the likes of Ray Price, Patsy Cline
and Roy Orbison, and then his own six decade long recording career
in the country, rock, pop, adult, and even jazz genres, sharing his
legendary vocal, guitar and songwriting persona for millions of fans
With 1979's Pretty Paper Lp, Willie Nelson teams up with another
superstar producer/keyboardist Booker T. Jones (Booker T. & The
MG's) creating one of the most successful holiday top charting hit
albums of all time. The Lp features Willie's stellar interpretations of
both popular and inspirational favorites like definitive hit versions
of his self-penned melancholy smash title track Pretty Paper, plus
traditionals like Winter Wonderland, Blue Christmas and White
Christmas. His impressive readings of spirit-filled favorites like Silent
Night, Holy Night and O Little Town Of Bethlehem truly made the
Pretty Paper Lp a groundbreaking effort for this legendary artist.
This fine album has been out of print for decades on vinyl, and
it is our honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
presentation of Pretty Paper by the legendary Willie Nelson on Friday
Music. This limited edition audiophile masterpiece is now impeccably
mastered by Joe Reagoso and also for a very limited time is pressed
by R.T.I. on translucent Blue Vinyl for the holidays, and features from
the original LP artwork not seen in years, in a first time gatefold
presentation, featuring full color photos of Willie Nelson from the
Columbia Records archives.
Pretty Paper, Pretty Ribbons of Blue ..1. Pretty Paper
2. White Christmas
3. Winter Wonderland
4. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
5. Jingle Bells
6. Here Comes Santa Claus
7. Blue Christmas
8. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
9. Frosty The Snowman
10. Silent Night, Holy Night
11. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
12. Christmas Blues$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Toni Harper's two original albums Toni (1956) and Lady Lonely (1959).
Toni Harper's childhood was made of the magic any aspiring adult artist would kill for: a platinum record, a performance at Carnegie Hall, evenings spent sharing a stage with such performers as Cab Calloway, and invitations to appear on television with Frank Sinatra, Perry Como, Milton Berle, and Ed Sullivan. And all of the magic unfolded before she'd turned 12 years old.
The jazz vocalist, who now goes by the name Toni Dunlap, got her big break in 1945 when she went up against a couple hundred other kids at an audition held by choreographer Nick Castle. Harper, who had been a dance student of Maceo Anderson, passed muster as far as her dancing, but when she sang Waitin' for the Train to Come In, she had the audition sewn up on the spot. Castle cast her in his production of Christmas Follies, which was staged at Los Angeles' Wilshire Ebell Theatre. Harper drew enthusiastic reviews and went on to earn a platinum record when she was eight years old with Candy Store Blues.
Harper paired with Herb Jeffries for You're Too Tall 'n' I'm Too Small, the number for which she later paired live with Calloway at Los Angeles' Million Dollar Theatre. Television beckoned the young singer and she was a guest on numerous programs, among them Sullivan's weekly variety show. When she wasn't appearing on television, she was singing at numerous New York hot spots that included the Apollo, the Strand, and the Paramount. At the age of 11, Harper topped it all off by singing at Carnegie Hall.
Like many child stars, Harper's career slowed down as she began to mature. As a teenager, she was too old for the childhood image that had given her a great start, but too young to effectively take on a more adult image. She attended high school in Los Angeles, involving herself in such extracurricular activities as drama, choir, and the glee club. She continued to take professional singing jobs during the school's summer break. Having completed high school in the mid-'50s, and still hampered by her youth, she sang for the teenaged record-buying public. For a young woman of her age, One Hamburger to Go was more acceptable in the public eye than any of the more sophisticated songs that she would record in later years, such as Love for Sale.
The vocalist got her chance to sing the more adult songs when she recorded for Verve. In addition to Love for Sale, Harper recorded such songs as I Could Write a Book and Bewitched, Bothered, and Bewildered. Backing Harper on her self-titled first recording for Verve were pianist Oscar Peterson, drummer Alvin Stoller, guitarist Herb Ellis, and bassist Ray Brown. The vocalist later signed with RCA Victor, recording for the label for about four years and ending in 1963. Harper quit the business in 1966 after devoting more than 20 years to her singing career.
- Linda Seida (All Music Guide)LP 1 - Toni:
1. Can't We Be Friends
2. I Could Write A Book
3. Gone With The Wind
4. Singin' In The Rain
5. Love For Sale
6. Just A Sittin' And A-Rockin'
7. A Foggy Day
8. You Don't Know Love Is
9. Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
10. Little Girl Blue
11. You Took Advantage Of Me
12. Like Someone In Love
LP 2 - Lady Lonely:
1. Lady Lonely
2. In The Dark Of The Night
3. He Was A Man
4. My Heart Is A Lonely Hunter
5. The Lack Of Love
6. Blue It Grows
7. I Love The Blues
8. You Taught Me How To Cry
9. The Velvet Hammer
10. The Other Woman
11. Nobody Home But The Blues
12. Busy Blues
13. Love Has Come, Love Has Gone
14. River Weep$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The 25th Day Of December
The Bobby Darin/Friday Music Orignal Masters Series Continues
His Classic 1959 Christmas Album
Remastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Stereophonic Tapes
Bobby Darin was a gifted one indeed. His legendary musical career broke wide open in the mid-fifties, followed with a plethora of hit recordings in the pop, rock, country and jazz vein. He utilized his short time on earth to share his talents with millions of fans with his records, songwriting, concerts, movies and television shows.
His fortunes carried further into the late fifties as he broke even more ground, creating one of the most beautiful spiritual crossover holiday hit albums of all time with his masterpiece The 25th Day Of December. Featuring stellar Bobby Darin interpretations of inspirational favorites like definitive readings of Holy Holy Holy, Ave Maria and O Come All Ye Faithful, The 25th Day Of December was truly a groundbreaking album for this sorely missed artist.
The 1959 holiday masterpiece finds the artist at the top of his game. Produced by Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun and orchestrated by Bobby Scott, The 25th Day Of December is filled with beautifully arranged renditions of gospel classics like his hit versions of Go Tell It On The Mountain, Child Of God and the wonderful Silent Night, Holy Night.
This limited edition audiophile masterpiece has been impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (Elvis Presley/Johnny Cash) from the original ATCO Records tapes and features the original LP artwork not seen in years.
Bobby Darin passed away in 1973 at the young age of 37. He left behind years of incredible recordings and memories that his millions of fans will enjoy for decades to come. His legacy continues further now with a revisit to one of the finest inspirational holiday albums of all time, The 25th Day Of December.
Holy Holy Holy...1. O Come All Ye Faithful
2. Poor Little Jesus
3. Child Of God
4. Baby Born Today
5. Holy Holy Holy
6. Ave Maria
7. Go Tell It On The Mountain
8. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
9. Jehovah Hallelujah
10. Mary Where Is Your Baby
11. Silent Night, Holy Night
12. Dona Nobis Pacem
13. Amen$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-0456xVince Guaraldi Trio
Charlie Brown's Holiday HitsAvailable 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
9. Charlie's Blues
10. The Great Pumpkin Waltz
12.Linus And Lucy
13.Christmas Time Is Here
14.Christmas Time Is Here$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-FAN-5017xVince Guaraldi Trio
Peanuts Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)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. Includes such
classics as "Linus and Lucy," "Christmas is Coming" and "Little Birdie." Also includes new liner notes by PEANUTS
historian and Guaraldi biographer Derrick Bang. 140g black vinyl in 12 Jacket. 20th Century Fox's animated
feature The PEANUTS Movie is in theaters 11/6/15!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
12. Christmas Time Is Here$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
From All SidesGiven 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$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Little Deuce CoupeMastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio, Most From The Original Master Tapes Or Best Sources Available
Audio Production - Mark Linett
For Brother Records - Elliott Lott
Lacquer Plating By Gary Salstrom And 200-Gram Vinyl Pressing By Quality Record Pressings
A musical legacy that began in Hawthorne, California and went on to conquer the world. Analogue Productions presents the ultimate pressings of 14 essential Beach Boys albums! Mastered by Kevin Gray, most from the original master tapes, and plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings, the finest LP pressing facility in the world, these are awesome recordings to experience. And the look of each album befits its sonic superiority! Presented in old school Stoughton tip-on jackets, these time honored favorites shine brighter than the originals!
Released just one month after the Surfer Girl album, Little Deuce Coupe was, incredibly, the Beach Boys' fourth album in less than a year. Brian Wilson and the band responded by turning in arguably their most consistent effort to date - and a concept album, to boot.
Little Deuce Coupe expanded the band's subject matter to encompass 1963 America's burgeoning love affair with hot rods, surrounding previously released cuts such as the title track, 409, and others with strong new material (much of it cowritten by Wilson and a DJ, Roger Christian). A highpoint: the a cappella James Dean tribute A Young Man Is Gone (a reworking of Bobby Troup's beautiful Their Hearts Were Full of Spring), a prime example of Wilson's arranging genius and the band's vocal prowess. Their Hearts Were Full Of Spring had been a standard for the vocal group The Four Freshmen, whose lush and distinctive jazz-based vocal arrangements had a huge influence on Brian's musical development.
Apart from Surfin' Safari, which was mono only, the Beach Boys did turn in stereo masters on all of their early albums up until 1965. The Beach Boys Today! was the first LP for which they only delivered a mono master.
The stereo editions of Surfin' USA, Surfer Girl, Little Deuce Coupe, Shut Down Vol. 2, All Summer Long, Beach Boys Christmas Album and Beach Boys Concert were all mixed in stereo by their own preferred engineer, Chuck Britz, ostensibly under the group's supervision.
Brian may or may not have been present for those mixing sessions - evidence suggests that he trusted Chuck's skills enough to let him prepare those mixes on his own - but the group held onto their multitrack tapes and delivered stereo masters to Capitol, rather than allowing Capitol to prepare their own stereo versions. Later, when Brian was only delivering mono masters, Capitol would prepare the Duophonic pseudo stereo editions for the stereo market, says Alan Boyd, producer and Beach Boys' archivist.
The Beach Boys' practice of double-tracking their vocals really lends itself to stereo mixes. Split left and right, as they are on a lot of those early stereo versions, those doubled vocal parts can really envelop the listener, surrounding them with Wilsons, Loves and Jardines!
All of the newer stereo mixes on these remastered albums (The Beach Boys Today!, Summer Days (And Summer Nights!!), The Beach Boys' Party, Pet Sounds and Smiley Smile) were all done by Mark Linett on behalf of the Beach Boys.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Little Deuce Coupe
2. Ballad Of Ole' Betsy
3. Be True To Your School
4. Car Crazy Cutie
5. Cherry, Cherry Coupe
7. Shut Down
8. Spirit Of America
9. Our Car Club
10. No-Go Showboat
11. A Young Man Is Gone
12. Custom Machine$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Big Fish SoundtrackImport
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Gatefold Sleeve / 4-Page Booklet
PVC Protective Sleeve
The soundtrack to Tim Burton's neo classic moving picture Big Fish (2003), starring Ewan McGregor, Helena Bonham Carter, Marion Cotillard and Jessica Lange, collects classic Pop songs and a score of longtime collaborator Danny Elfman (Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, Mars Attacks! and others).
The 2LP soundtrack also contains a new song from Pearl Jam, specifically written for the movie: Man of the Hour. The soundtrack's Pop songs range from Bing Crosby's early-'30s Jazz hit Dinah to the '50s nostalgia of Buddy Holly's Everyday and Elvis Presley's All Shook Up, right up to the '60s and '70s recollections of Canned Heat's Let's Work Together and Ramblin' Man by the Allman Brothers Band.
The album was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score.LP 1
1. Pearl Jam - Man Of The Hour
2. Bing Crosby - Dinah
3. Buddy Holly - Everyday
4. Elvis Presley - All Shook Up
5. The Vogues - Five O'Clock World
6. The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
7. Canned Heat - Let's Work Together
8. Danny Elfman - Pictures
9. Danny Elfman - Big Fish (Titles)
10. Danny Elfman - Shoe Stealing
11. Danny Elfman - Underwater
12. Danny Elfman - Sandra's Theme
1. Danny Elfman - The Growing Montage
2. Danny Elfman - Leaving Spectre
3. Danny Elfman - Return To Spectre
4. Danny Elfman - Rebuilding
5. Danny Elfman - The Journey Home
6. Danny Elfman - In The Tub
7. Danny Elfman - Sandra's Farewell
8. Danny Elfman - Finale
9. Danny Elfman - End Titles
10. Danny Elfman - Jenny's Theme
11. Bobbi Page And Candice Rumph - Twice The Love (Siamese Twins' Song)$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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)
8. Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
9. Christmas Is Coming
10. Fur Elise
11. The Christmas Song$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock