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    Deep Blue

    Parkway Drive - Deep Blue. Australia's biggest hardcore-metal band Parkway Drive have delivered the long-awaited follow-up to 2007's hard-hitting breakout album Horizons just in time to unleash the new tracks as they storm the Warped Tour all summer. Determined to surpass previous efforts, Parkway Drive have gone all out in creating a complete listening experience. While maintaining the band's trademark sound at its core, Deep Blue weaves music, lyrics and artwork together into a dense concept that flows from beginning to end.
    1. Samsara

    2. Unrest

    3. Sleepwalker

    4. Wreckage

    5. Deadweight

    6. Alone

    7. Pressures

    8. Deliver Me

    9. Karma

    10. Home Is for the Heartless

    11. Hollow

    12. Leviathan I

    13. Set to Destroy

    Parkway Drive
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    Deep Dead Blue - Live At Meltdown

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    180 Gram Vinyl


    Available on Vinyl For The First Time


    A lovely, understated exercise in minimalism, Deep Dead Blue documents a set of otherwise unaccompanied guitar/vocal duets between Bill Frisell and Elvis Costello, recorded live at the Meltdown Festival in London's Queen Elizabeth Hall on June 25, 1995.


    Frisell co-wrote the title track, one of the five songs bearing a Costello credit; the others are underexposed items from Costello's mid- to late-'80s catalog, plus selections by Charles Mingus (Weird Nightmare) and Lerner & Loewe (Gigi).


    Costello is once again the refined, mature vocal stylist of Painted From Memory, but Frisell expertly controls the dynamics of each piece, often stripping his part down to single-note lines, which lends surprising emotional impact when he allows full chords to wash over Costello's voice.

    1. Weird Nightmare
    2. Love Field
    3. Shamed Into Love
    4. Gigi
    5. Poor Napoleon
    6. Baby Plays Around
    7. Deep Dead Blue
    Elvis Costello & Bill Frisell
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    Skin Deep

    Buddy Guy's new album, Skin Deep is his 10th Silvertone/Zomba studio release and it features all original material as well as collaborations with fellow guitar luminaries Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.


    Elaborating on his inspiration for the album title and song Skin Deep, Guy touches upon a powerful series of personal memories and observations on the ways in which were all the same underneath it all. I used to play with this boy, ride horses, down close to where I was born, he says. Then when we were 13, his parents made us stop. They used to say you had black blood or white blood, but wed get a flashlight and hold it up to our skin and wed just see red blood. Thats what I mean by 'Skin Deep.'


    In a career spanning more than 45 years, Buddy Guy continues to add to his ever-growing legacy. At the age of 72, he graced the cover of Rolling Stone, as part of the magazines recent '100 Greatest Guitar Songs' issue (his cataclysmic 1961 recording of Stone Crazy made the list) and he also turned in a show-stopping performance in Martin Scorseses Rolling Stones concert film, Shine A Light. Guy has won five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy 'wards (the most any one blues artist has received), a Congressional Medal of Arts and Billboard Magazine's prestigious The Century Award for 'distinguished artistic achievement. In 2005 Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by friends Eric Clapton and B.B. King.

    1. Best Damn Fool (Featuring Memphis Horns & Willie Mitchell)
    2. Too Many Tears (Featuring Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi)
    3. Lyin' Like A Dog
    4. Show Me The Money
    5. Everytime I Sing The Blues (Featuring Eric Clapton)
    6. Out In The Woods (Featuring Robert Randolph)
    7. Hammer And A Nail
    8. That's My Home (Featuring Robert Randolph)
    9. Skin Deep (Featuring Derek Trucks
    10. Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes (Featuring Quinn Sullivan)
    11. Smell The Funk
    12. I Found Happiness
    Buddy Guy
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    Soul Deep

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    Soul Deep is an essential compilation of The Box Tops' best tracks. Hailing from 1960's Memphis, The Box Tops are best known for the hits The Letter, Cry Like a Baby and Soul Deep, and are considered a major blue-eyed Soul group of the period.


    They performed a mixture of current Soul music songs by artists such as James & Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry, Pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips Moman.


    Their records are prime examples of the styles made popular by Moman and Penn at American Sound Studio in Memphis. Many of their lesser known Top 40 hits, including Neon Rainbow, I Met Her in Church, and Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March, are considered minor classics.

    1. The Letter
    2. Neon Rainbow
    3. Happy Times
    4. Cry Like A Baby
    5. Fields Of Clover
    6. Choo Choo Train
    7. She Shot A Hole In My Soul
    8. People Gonna Talk
    9. I Met Her In Church
    10. Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March
    11. Together
    12. I Must Be The Devil
    13. Soul Deep
    14. I Shall Be Released
    15. (the) Happy Song
    16. Turn On A Dream
    17. I See Only Sunshine
    18. You Keep Tightening Up On Me
    The Box Tops
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    Deep Trout - 25th Anniversary Edition

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    To celebrate 25 years as a solo artist, Provogue Records is releasing 10 original albums from Walter Trout on vinyl.


    The 25th Anniversary Series is very limited high quality vinyl releases of some of the best Walter Trout catalogue released in special packaging. Each release is very limited to only 2,000 copies worldwide and produced on high quality 180g vinyl and a maximum of 20 minutes per side. These are a must for Walter's fans and collectors of vinyl alike. Most have never been available on vinyl. Once they are gone, they are gone! They will be released regularly throughout 2014 as part of a campaign honoring this special anniversary milestone year.


    The albums getting this special treatment are No More Fish Jokes, Transition, Prisoner Of A Dream, Deep Trout, Face The Music Live, Positively Beal Street, Breakin' The Rules, Life In The Jungle, The Outsider and Unspoiled by Progress.


    With five decades as a guitarist and songwriter under his belt including being a member of Canned Heat and John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, 1989 was the year he stepped into the spotlight and has gone on to release 22 solo albums in the last 25 years. Still constantly touring, gathering new fans and respected as one of the world's finest rock/blues guitarist there is no stopping Walter as he prepares for a busy year ahead. This will include a brand new album, more live shows and his official biography. Currently being written by Henry Yates and will lift the lid on Walter's hell raising life on the road, and guaranteed to be a page turner of epic proportions.


    A lesser artist might rest on such laurels. As Walter Trout powers into his quarter decade as a solo star, there's no whiff of the ennui or creative autopilot that hobbles the later output of most veterans. On the contrary, there's a sense of growing momentum, perhaps even of a little surprise. "It's hard to believe I'm still alive, to be honest," he smiles. "I should have been dead by 30, with the life I was leading. But I still have a career, and at 62, I'm still climbing the ladder, which keeps it exciting, instead of trying to rekindle past glories. I feel like I play with more fire than when I was 25. I'm still reaching, y'know ?"

    LP1
    1. Put It Right Back
    2. The Love That We Once Knew
    3. How Much Do You Want
    4. Sweet As A Flower
    5. Victor The Cajun
    6. Kill The Monkey
    7. Earrings On The Table
    8. Fast Moving Traffic
    9. Motivation Of Love


    LP2
    1. Love In Vain
    2. If You Just Try
    3. Tribute To Muddy Waters
    4. Life In The Jungle (Acoustic)
    5. Big Chain
    6. So Sad To Be Lonely

    Walter Trout
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Blue Record

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    Blue Record announces the re-awakening of Savannah's rock giants Baroness. The sister recording to 2007's Red Album, Blue Record is an instant classic with all the peaks and valleys, textures and nuances that timeless records yield over repeated listens. Deep and dark; Blue Record overflows with gossamer melodies and striking, earnest riffs that have become the band's signature. Swollen and Halo, Jake Leg, War, Wisdom and Rhyme, The Sweetest Curse, are just a few of the tracks that are both instant and unforgettable, making Blue Record the most poignant moment in the Baroness cannon to date.

    1. Bullhead's Psalm
    2. The Sweetest Curse
    3. Jake Leg
    4. Steel That Sleeps the Eye
    5. Swollen and Halo
    6. Ogeechee Hymnal
    7. A Horse Called Golgotha
    8. O'er Hell And Hide
    9. War, Wisdom and Rhyme
    10. Blackpowder Orchard
    11. The Gnashing
    12. Bullhead's Lament
    Baroness
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    Almost Blue

    Costellos Soulful Country & Western Covers Album Tackles Standard Tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and More


    Expertly Played 1981 Set Marks the Second of the Encyclopedic Pop Musicians Many Forays Into Multiple Styles


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Knockout Sonics Present Costellos Close-Up Vocals, Steve Nieves Piano, and the Pedal-Steel Guitars in Great Relief


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, its laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, clears previously muddled midrange frequencies, and places the imaging of the various country-tuned instruments into clear focus. For the first time, listeners can hear just how much of himself Costello invests in the vocal performances, while the Attractions dont miss a beat, particularly pianist Steve Nieve and guest musician John McFee. Moreover, the strings (when employed) take on new life, and the records cover art, a take-off on Kenny Burrells Midnight Blue, is faithfully reproduced.


    At the time of the albums recording in 1981, Costello was admittedly emotionally shattered. The title of the effort isnt merely coincidental. Feeling dejected and disenchanted, the vocalist had been put through the ringer: His pop stardom yielded one incredible record after another, but Costellos marriage was in tatters, his behavior deplorable, and his reputation tarnished by a famous drunken incident that shamed him for decades. In addition, he chose to follow his string of original LPs up with the soul- and R&B-minded Get Happy, a creative masterwork that nonetheless caused some of his mainstream fans to believe hed abandon his hit-making pedigree.


    So he did what any self-respecting, astute musician would want to do: Cut a country and western record steeped in heartbreak, fragility, sadness, despair, and beer-glass-raising spirit. Largely informed by the stacks of country LPs he bought in used shops during U.S. tours, and in the ideal frame of mind, Costello sought out not to make standards such as Sweet Dreams, Too Far Gone, Honey Hush, and Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down his own but to put a unique spin on the darkness, surprise, soulfulness, foreboding, and authenticity that they contain within.


    With each note, Costello succeeds and exceeds expectations, turning in versions that sound both old and new. Such timelessness, and the confluence of contemporary and traditional, distinguishes Almost Blue from nearly every other country tribute album made by pop/rock artists before and since. Costello and the Attractions embody the deep sentiments attached to these weeping ballads, tear-jerking lullabies, honky-tonk rave-ups, and playful shuffles in an incredibly convincing manner. Producer George Sherrill, famous for working with the likes of Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Marty Robbins, and brought on board specifically for the project, frames the music with the perfect blend of grit and professionalism.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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    Traveling Through The Jungle: Fife and Drum Bands From The Deep South

    This ultra-rare Testament release is one of the first and finest presentations of the hill country fife and drum sound, one of the oldest musical practices of the Union. On this record, legendary musicologist David Evans presents the greatest musicians of North Mississippi, recorded in the 40s, 50s and 60s, by the likes of Alan Lomax. Artists include: Otha Turner, Napoleon Strickland, R.L. Boyce, and Sid Hemphill among others.
    1. Old Hen Cackled, Laid A Double Egg EPHRAM CARTER
    2. Unknown Piece NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    3. Shout, Lula With The Red Dress On NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    4. Buck Dance JW JONES
    5. I Love Jesus, Yes I Do NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    6. Wake Up, Sal, Day Done Come, Let Me Chew Your Rosin Some JW JONES
    7. Old Lady Dinah Sitting By The Fire - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    8. Jesse James SID HEMPHILL BAND
    9. Come On Boys, Lets Go To The Ball Alec Askew
    10. The Death March - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    11. Emmaline, Take Your Time - SIDNEY HEMPHILL
    12. The Sidewalks Of New York - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    13. John Henry - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    14. No Name Piece - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    15. Sal, You Churn The Butter - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    16. Look Out Of The Way - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    17. My Babe NAPOLEON STRICKLAND
    18. Travelling Through The Jungle - NAPOLEON STRICKLAND
    19. Sitting On The Top Of The World COMPTON JONES
    20. Late At Midnight, Just A Little fore Day OTHA TURNER
    21. Granny, Will Your Dog Bite? - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    22. Number Five COMPTON JONES
    23. When The Saints Go Marchin In - NAPOLEON STRICKLAND
    24. Sitting On The Top Of The World (Alternate Take) OTHA TURNER
    25. Fife And Drum Piece - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    26. Im So Worried - NEGRO FIFE AND DRUM BANDS
    27. Baseball Bat NAPOLEON STRICKLAND 28. Rollin And Tumblin NAPOLEON STRICKLAND
    Various Artists
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    Blues

    Experience Hendrix LLC & Legacy Recordings Continues Monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project With Second Wave of Audiophile Vinyl Reissues



    Lacquers Cut from the Original Tapes at Sterling Sound by Iconic Engineer George Marino Under the Supervision of Eddie Kramer



    Pressed and Plated at RTI: Amazing Analog Sound Betters All Prior Vinyl and Digital Editions



    Hear Hendrix Propel the 12-Bar Blues Into the Future: 11 Extraordinary Songs Recorded Between 1966 and 1970



    Originally released in 1994, the Jimi Hendrix Blues album features 11 blues performances recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970 showcasing the guitarist's mastery of the 12-bar form. This double-LP audiophile edition of Blues is arguably the best packaged, richest sounding, most coherent post-mortem release from the Hendrix archives.



    Framed by his poignant 1967 acoustic 12-string rendition of Hear My Train 'A Comin' and a stirring 1970 trio performance, these 11 rough and ready tracks illustrate Hendrix's deep spiritual connections to his blues roots and his daring experimental take on the shape of future blues to come. And they've never sounded so vital, necessary, or dynamic.



    Cut from the original tapes at Sterling Sound by iconic engineer George Marino under the supervision of Eddie Kramer, and pressed and plated at RTI, this 2LP version will forever stand as the definitive-sounding, high-performance edition of this historic document. You know Hendrix and Co.'s penchant for thrusting the blues into new dimensions. Now experience it like never before.



    Jimi's music is as alive today as it was 40 years ago, and the success of our most recent releases with Sony Legacy provides thrilling confirmation. We have long maintained that the power of Jimi's music and the power of his message would stand the test of time and provide its own bridge to the future, said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC.



    Being partnered with Legacy enables us to reach a more global audience with that message. And the best is yet to come. What we have in store will propel Jimi into a new decade, with unseen footage and unheard versions of his songs that will absolutely amaze today's music lovers. And we're confident that the distribution is in good hands, opening the door to new and fresh markets. The focus of our endeavors is, and always will be, all about Jimi's music.

    1. Hear My Train A Comin' (Acoustic)
    2. Born Under A Bad Sign
    3. Red House
    4. Catfish Blues
    5. Voodoo Chile Blues
    6. Mannish Boy
    7. Once I Had A Woman
    8. Bleeding Heart
    9. Jam 292
    10. Electric Church Red House
    11. Hear My Train A Comin' (Electric)
    Jimi Hendrix
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    Pacific Ocean Blue

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    At first a somewhat un-noticed Wilson brother at the beginning of the Beach Boys' career, Dennis Wilson later matured into an excellent songwriter, producer, and vocalist. His heartfelt ballads and pop gems contributed heavily to the Beach Boys' late 60's and early 70's output.


    A 'target' of female enthusiasm, Dennis was assigned lead vocals for a few early novelty songs: Little Girl (You're My Miss America), Surfers Rule, and This Car of Mine. His first hit came in 1965 when Do You Wanna Dance opened the The Beach Boys Today! album and cracked the Top 20.


    After the high peaks and deep valleys of the Beach Boys career during the late '60s, Dennis began writing songs (Little Bird, Be Still) for 1968's 'Friends'. Throughout the early '70s, Beach Boys fans counted on at least two Dennis songs on each LP, often tender ballads. He made his first attempt at a solo album as early as 1970, but quietly released only one single. He started to work again in 1975, recording with friend and producer Gregg Jakobsen during 1976 to complete Pacific Ocean Blue.


    Though Dennis had started to work on his second album (provisionally titled 'Bamboo') even before the release of Pacific Ocean Blue, increasing problems caused several holdups.


    In late 1983 Wilson drowned while diving around his boat in Marina del Ray, CA. Pacific Ocean Blue is his only complete solo effort released to the public and we're pleased to offer it in audiophile quality!


    * 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    * Gatefold sleeve

    1. River Song
    2. What's Wrong
    3. Moonshine
    4. Friday Night
    5. Dreamer
    6. Thoughts of You
    7. Time
    8. You and I
    9. Pacific Ocean Blues
    10. Farewell My Friend
    11. Rainbows
    12. End of the Show
    Dennis Wilson
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    Stone Blue (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 29, 2018*


    Celebrate 40 Years Of Stone Blue!


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Blue Vinyl


    Produced By Eddie Cramer & Foghat


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Bearsville Records Tapes


    Foghat: Dave Peverett, Roger Earl, Rod Price, Craig MacGregor


    First Time Gatefold Cover Art Include Rare Photos & Recollections By Roger Earl (Co-Founder Foghat/ Savoy Brown)


    First Run Of 1000 Albums Includes An Authentic Signed 8 x 10 Photo By Roger Earl & Foghat


    Foghat is truly a worldwide gift to rock music and boogie band enthusiasts everywhere. The nucleus of the band (Dave Peverett, Roger Earl, Tone Stevens) was originally from the British blues powerhouse Savoy Brown, and left to form their own trailblazing band in 1972, and rock music and their millions of fans have never been the same since.


    In 1978, Foghat was now enjoying the benefits of superstardom after years on the road and having consistently successful radio and chart success. Stone Blue was another huge hit for the band and brought them even further success thanks to multiple amount of smash tracks and stellar blues interpretations that have been considered some of their finest material ever.


    Kicking things off with the hard-rockin' Stone Blue, this slide guitar champion truly takes the listener into a classic rock journey complete with all the great twists and turns you would expect from this superstar outfit.


    Check out the stunning blues interpretations of Bo Diddley's classic Chevrolet, the perfect reading of Elmore James' It Hurts Me Too, and of course, the Foghat smash version of Robert Johnson's Sweet Home Chicago.


    Lonesome Dave Peverett continues his winning streak with a handful of newer fare with the powerful Easy Money, complete with an incredible drum workout by his old Savoy Brown bandmate Roger Earl, locking in step with the stunning lead guitar of Rod Price and the great Craig MacGregor on heavy-duty bass.


    These pioneers of the British blues/rock scene carry on with more masterful workouts on hit album tracks like Midnight Madness, High On Love and their inspiring power ballad Stay With Me, making Stone Blue the revered masterpiece that it still is today.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the gold & platinum rockers Foghat, therefore we are so excited to announce our first installment in The Foghat /Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the 40th Anniversary Edition of their legendary masterpiece Stone Blue.


    The original Bearsville Records Lp is mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Jeff Beck, Johnny Winter, Deep Purple) and will be manufactured for a limited time on stunning translucent blue audiophile vinyl.


    To celebrate four decades of Foghat's Stone Blue, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a first time gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare gatefold featuring photos from the band's archives, as well as new commentary from co-founder and drummer Roger Earl.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    1. Stone Blue
    2. Sweet Home Chicago
    3. Easy Money
    4. Midnight Madness
    5. It Hurts Me Too
    6. High On Love
    7. Chevrolet
    8. Stay With Me
    Foghat
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    Blue Rider (Awaiting Repress)

    Often cited by critics and peers alike as a songwriter's songwriter, Zachary Cale has been quietly constructing a catalog for nearly a decade, one which showcases mastery and a unique voice across folk ballads, guitar instrumentals, and country-tinged rock. His songs are marked with his signature finger-style guitar playing and lyrical command as he blends the echoed open-tuned guitar patterns of artists like John Martyn and Bert Jansch with the desolate American lyricism of lone riders like Simon Joyner and Elliott Smith, standing out as a songwriter of uncommon power.


    "Zachary Cale is the best singer-songwriter working
    right now. Period."

    - POP MATTERS


    (a) reedy, hangdog style supported by songs that are
    pure class...this music will wait for you all to catch up."

    -DuSTED


    Cale separates himself from the crowd with a rare balance between emotional depth and ankle-deep Kinks pop sensibilities."

    -The A.V. Club

    1. Unfeeling
    2. Dollar Day
    3. Hold Fast
    4. Dear Shadow
    5. Blood Rushes On
    6. Hangman Letters
    7. Wayward Son
    8. Noise of Welcome
    Zachary Cale
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    Black Gives Way To Blue

    The new Alice In Chains album Black Gives Way To Blue is the sound of a new beginning of a legendary band returning to life. Right from the albums powerful and deeply meaningful opener All Secrets Known through its redemptive closing title track, Black Gives Way To Blue, the first new Alice In Chains album in more than 14 years, is not just another rock reunion, but something far more inspiring.


    Alice In Chains always was and always will be very much a band. So after taking a more than respectful break to mourn the loss of their brother and band mate Layne Staley, the surviving members of Alice In Chains, Jerry Cantrell, drummer Sean Kinney and bassist Mike Inez, gradually began to make music again. The band came together for the first time in 2005 to take part in a benefit for the victims of the tsunami in Indonesia.


    The following year, Cantrell, Kinney and Inez decided that the time was right for Alice In Chains to reclaim its legacy again on tour. They did so with the help of a new guitarist and vocalist William DuVall, a gifted singer and player in his own right from Atlanta who previously worked with Neon Christ, Comes with the Fall, and as part of Jerry Cantrells touring band. As live audiences discovered, DuVall brings a sound and stage presence all his own. Yet when DuVall and Cantrell blend their voices, as Cantrell and Staley did so often, there could be little doubt that the spirit of Alice In Chains was once again alive and well.


    Black Gives Way To Blue is the next step for a group that over the course of their career earned multiple Grammy nominations and sold more than 19 million albums worldwide and achieved 11 Top Ten singles. At the same time, the album offers the full, bracing impact of Alice In Chains, a band that kept heavy rock exciting at the dawn of the '90s and helped set the stage for an even grungier Seattle sound still clearly firing on all cylinders.


    Recording on Black Gives Way To Blue began in October of 2008 at Dave Grohls Studio 606 in Northridge and finished at Henson Studios in Hollywood. The band produced the album with Nick Raskulinecz, whose past credits include Foo Fighters and Rush. Black Gives Way To Blue combines some classic Alice In Chains textures with a renewed sense of energy and possibility, from the epic and fantastically electric rocker A Looking In View to the exquisite and romantic ballad Your Decision to the albums stunning first single Check My Brain, a throbbing rocker in which a band associated with the Pacific Northwest makes a wry and witty observation on working and living in California.


    Through Black Gives Way To Blue, there is a deep sense of the unique life that this band has lived, of Lesson Learned, to borrow the title of another standout track. In the end, the album offers a kind of shared group autobiography by a band that has survived so much. Together, they are in a way Last Of My Kind, to use the title of another album highlight penned by Jerry Cantrell, long a dominant songwriter within Alice In Chains, with lyrics from DuVall. Imitations are pale, DuVall and Cantrell sing together on Black Gives Way To Blue, a brand new Alice In Chains classic that really has it all; the brooding hurt, the brute force and the beautiful introspection.

    1. All Secrets Known
    2. Check My Brain
    3. Last Of My Kind
    4. Your Decision
    5. A Looking In View
    6. When The Sun Rose Again
    7. Acid Bubble
    8. Lessons Learned
    9. Take Her Out
    10. Private Hell
    11. Black Gives Way To Blue
    Alice In Chains
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    Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure)

    Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo, which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the -- if not the -- definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad Don't Smoke in Bed. The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features Good King Wenceslas as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written. It is followed immediately by the funky swing in Love Me or Leave Me with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bach meets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons.


    It's also interesting to note that while this was her first recording, the record's grooves evidence an artist who arrives fully formed; many of the traits Simone displayed throughout her career as not only a vocalist and pianist but as an arranger are put on first notice here. My Baby Just Cares for Me has a stride shuffle that is extrapolated on in the piano break. Her instrumental and improvising skills are put to good use on Tadd Dameron's Good Bait, which is transformed into something classical from its original bebop intent. You'll Never Walk Alone feels more like some regal gospel song than the Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune it was. Of course, one of Simone's signature tunes was her version of I Loves You, Porgy, which appears here for the first time and was released as a single. Her own Central Park Blues is one of the finest jazz tunes here.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Jimmy Bond (bass)

    • Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)



    Recording: 1957



    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. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
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    Notes Of Blue (Awaiting Repress)

    Led by the songwriting and vocals of Jay Farrar, Son Volt was one of the most instrumental and influential bands in launching the alt.country movement of the 1990's. A movement that was the precursor to what is now widely referred to as Americana.


    The 10 songs on Notes Of Blue are inspired by the spirit of the blues, but not the standard blues as most know it. The unique and haunting tunings of Mississippi Fred McDowell, Skip James and Nick Drake were all points of exploration for Farrar for the new collection. The album opens with the country soul of "Promise The World", followed by "Back Against The Wall", a song that could stand alongside the great Son Volt songs of their early albums.


    Farrar possesses one of the most distinctive voices in roots, rock, country or any genre. He exudes a soulful longing combined with a wise-beyond-his-years command that is as arresting and compelling as ever. As a songwriter, Farrar's depth and poetic penchant has been the foundation of a thoughtful, deep and intelligent body of work. Both attributes are on full display on Notes Of Blue, as he touches on themes of redemption and the common struggle, both of which are at the core of the blues. Whether you call it alt.country, Americana, roots rock, insurgent country or just good ol' rock 'n' roll, musical trends appear and disappear on regular basis. Notes Of Blue is a testament to the legacy of inspiration and creative spirit that Jay Farrar and Son Volt continue to uphold.

    1. Promise the World
    2. Back Against the Wall
    3. Static
    4. Cherokee St
    5. The Storm
    6. Lost Souls
    7. Midnight
    8. Sinking Down
    9. Cairo and Southern
    10. Threads and Steel
    Son Volt
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  • Soul Blues Soul Blues Quick View

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    Soul Blues

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    A true poet of the blues, Lightnin' Hopkins was a master of tall, tongue-in-cheek tales, often made up on the spot in the recording studio. The first song on this album, I'm Going to Build Me a Heaven of My Own, describes an encounter with a bearded man claiming to be Jesus Christ. Hopkins also puts his personal stamp on Willie Dixon's My Babe and Smokey Hogg's Too Many Drivers, among others.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I'm Going to Build Me a Heaven of My Own
    2. My Babe
    3. Too Many Drivers
    4. I'm A Crawling Black Snake
    5. Rocky Mountain Blues
    6. I Mean Goodbye
    7. The Howling Wolf
    8. Black Ghost Blues
    9. Darling, Do You Remember Me?
    10. Lonesome Graveyard
    Lightnin' Hopkins
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Evenin' Blues

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    This relaxed, rather informal August 15, 1963, session is one of Jimmy Witherspoon's rarest and was the only time that the great Arkansas shouter recorded with T-Bone Walker, the Texas-born father of electric blues guitar. In an unusual appearance as a sideman, Walker contributed his trademark brittle-toned solos, obbligatos, and "from the five" intros to a set of tunes that included such standards as "Money's Gettin' Cheaper" (a 'Spoon favorite since he borrowed it from Charles Brown in the late Forties), "How Long Blues," "Good Rockin' Tonight," "Kansas City," and "Don't Let Go." And adding further Texas seasoning was San Antonio saxophonist Clifford Scott, best known for his distinctive solos on "Honky Tonk" and other Bill Doggett hits, who not only played tenor (as the original credits indicate), but blew searing alto on "Grab Me a Freight" and flute on 'Spoon's reading of the haunting title track, a blues ballad previously associated with both Jimmy Rushing and Walker. With Clifford Scott, Bert Kendrix, T-Bone Walker, Clarence Jones and Wayne Robertson.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Money's Gettin' Cheaper
    2. Grab Me a Freight
    3. Don't Let Go
    4. I've Been Treated Wrong
    5. Evenin'
    6. Cane River
    7. How Long Blues
    8. Good Rockin' Tonight
    9. Kansas City
    10. Drinking Beer
    Jimmy Witherspoon
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  • Willie's Blues Willie's Blues Quick View

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    Willie's Blues

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Since the early 1950s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. Besides his unique interpretations of "Nervous" and "Built for Comfort," it includes eight lesser-known compositions from Dixon's prolific pen. It is unlike all other albums by Dixon, as he and Slim are accompanied, not by the usual crew of Chicago blues players, but by a group of New York mainstream jazzmen, including tenor saxophonist Hal Ashby, guitarist Wally Richardson and drummer Gus Johnson.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Nervous
    2. Good Understanding
    3. That's My Baby
    4. Slim's Thing
    5. That's All I Want Baby
    6. Don't You Tell Nobody
    7. Youth To You
    8. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
    9. Built For Comfort
    10. I Got A Razor
    11. Go Easy
    12. Move Me
    Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
    $34.99
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  • The Natch'l Blues The Natch'l Blues Quick View

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    The Natch'l Blues

    Import

    Taj Mahal 's breathtaking second album, originally released in 1968, showcased a band featuring Al Kooper and Jesse Ed Davis while introducing a generation to deep Blues classics like Corinna, She Caught the Katy (and Left Me a Mule to Ride), and The Cuckoo.

    1. Good Morning Miss Brown
    2. Corinna
    3. I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
    4. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
    5. Done Changed My Way Of Living
    6. She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride
    7. The Cuckoo
    8. You Don't Miss Your Water ('til Your Well Runs Dry)
    9. Ain't That A Lot Of Love
    Taj Mahal
    $34.99
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  • Rhythm & Blues Rhythm & Blues Quick View

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    Rhythm & Blues

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


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

    Buddy Guy
    $29.99
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    Blues and Ballads

    Nonesuch Records releases the Brad Mehldau Trio's Blues and Ballads, the trio's first new release since 2012's Where Do You Start. The previous release received critical acclaim, with the Financial Times saying, "Mehldau never lets his peerless technique and meticulous timing interrupt the narrative flow of a well-told tale. Here, the pianist and his trio burrow deep into left-field pop and the American songbook, and give an adventurous sheen to modern jazz." Blues and Ballads similarly comprises interpretations of songs by other composers, this time with the focus on blues and ballads implied by the album's title. The Brad Mehldau Trio is Mehldau on piano, Larry Grenadier on bass, and Jeff Ballard on drums.
    1. Since I Fell for You
    2. I Concentrate On You
    3. Cheryl
    4. And I Love Her
    5. Little Person
    6. My Valentine
    Brad Mehldau Trio
    $24.99
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  • The Apocalypse Blues Revue The Apocalypse Blues Revue Quick View

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    The Apocalypse Blues Revue

    In February 2016, Apocalypse Blues Revue entered the Vibe Recording Studio and cut their self-titled debut in just nine days. Co-founded by Godsmack drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, and featuring vocalist Ray "Rafer John" Cerbone and bassist Brian Carpenter, the quartet honors blues traditions while etching their stamp on the genre.


    Mixed by Dave Fortman, the debut album conjures up swampy soul colored by rock 'n' roll and rockabilly over the course of 11 tracks.


    "As far as blues goes, The Apocalypse Blues Revue is a little heavier, a little darker, and has some punk rock attitude in the lyrics," says Shannon. "We wanted to make something deep that will provoke thought. It had to be evil though. We're not trying to make It happy. It's called blues for a reason."


    Tony and Shannon's creative union traces back to 2001, when Shannon joined Godsmack. Selling 20 million records worldwide and garnering four Grammy® Award nominations, the juggernaut remains a hard rock institution.


    "I want people to walk away with our songs stuck in their heads," Shannon leaves off. "The music speaks for itself on this record." "It's back to basics," concludes Tony.

    1. Evil Is As Evil Does
    2. Blues Are Fallin' From The Sky
    3. Devil Plays A Strat
    4. I Think Not
    5. Whiskey In My Coffee
    6. The Tower
    7. Crossed Over
    8. Junkie Hell
    9. Work In Progress
    10. The Devil In Me
    11. Blue Cross
    Apocalypse Blues Revue
    $15.99
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  • Screamin' The Blues Screamin' The Blues Quick View

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    Screamin' The Blues

    Part Of The Ultimate Audiophile Prestige Stereo Reissues From Analogue Productions - 25 Of The Most Collectible, Rarest, Most Audiophile-Sounding Rudy Van Gelder Recordings Ever Made. All Cut At 33 1/3.


    All Mastered From The Original Analog Master Tapes By Mastering Maestro Kevin Gray. 200-Gram LPs Pressed At Acoustic Sounds' State-Of-The-Art Pressing Plant, Quality Record Pressings, Plated By Gary Salstrom


    Deep Groove Label Pressings, Tip-On Jackets On Thick Cardboard Stock


    Posterity remembers Oliver Nelson (1932-1975) primarily as an arranger/conductor. When he first began to attract attention with a series of albums for Prestige and its subsidiaries, however, Nelson was hailed as a versatile leader of small groups and a composer/instrumentalist who could refresh the music's traditional verities while also looking ahead. There is no better showcase for these skills among his initial sessions than Screamin' the Blues, a rousing set of funky modernism interpreted by a sextet of players who shared Nelson's allegiance to both virtuosity and vision. The pairing of saxophonist Eric Dolphy with Nelson was particularly inspired as both men were adept on more than one instrument, and allowed this sextet to create an uncommon diversity of colors. Nelson and Dolphy would reunite a year later on both the classic Blues and the Abstract Truth and (with the band heard here minus trumpeter Richard Williams) on the looser yet intense Straight Ahead. With Richard Williams, Eric Dolphy, Richard Wyands, George Duvivier and Roy Haynes.


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    1. Screamin' the Blues
    2. March On, March On
    3. The Drive
    4. The Meetin'
    5. Three Seconds
    6. Alto-itis
    Oliver Nelson
    $34.99
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    Low Country Blues

    Produced by T-Bone Burnett



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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

    1. Floating Bridge
    2. Little By Little
    3. Devil Got My Woman
    4. I Can't Be Satisfied
    5. Blind Man
    6. Just Another Rider
    7. Please Accept My Love
    8. I Believe I'll Go Back Home
    9. Tears Tears Tears
    10. My Love is Your Love
    11. Checking On My Baby
    12. Rolling Stone
    Gregg Allman
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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