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  • Magical Dirt Magical Dirt Quick View

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    Magical Dirt

    Magical Dirt is RADIO MOSCOW's fourth studio album. The band's fountainhead Parker Griggs, along with partners-in-crime Anthony Meier (bass) and Paul Marrone (drums), have cultivated yet another blues-rock masterpiece that crossbreeds late '60s psych-rock and face-melting guitar histrionics with the foundation-crumbling rhythms from early '70s hard-rock, and even includes a couple of harrowing tracks built from the bedrock of rural Delta blues. But more than merely digging up fossils from rock's revered past, Griggs & Co. manage to translate the myths of rock-n-roll's golden age into modern day truths for a new, younger generation.
    1. So Alone
    2. Rancho Tehama Airport
    3. Death Of A Queen
    4. Sweet Lil' Thing
    5. These Days
    6. Bridges
    7. Gypsy Fast Woman
    8. Got The Time
    9. Before It Burns
    10. Stinging
    Radio Moscow
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  • The Natch'l Blues The Natch'l Blues Quick View

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    The Natch'l Blues

    Taj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly bigger sound on numbers like She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride and The Cuckoo -- the latter, in particular, features crunchy electric and acoustic guitars and Gary Gilmore playing his bass almost like a lead instrument, like a bluesman's answer to John Entwistle. Most notable, however, may be the two original closing numbers, You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry) and Ain't That A Lot Of Love, which offer Taj Mahal working in the realm of soul and treading onto Otis Redding territory. This is particularly notable on You Don't Miss Your Water, which achieves the intensity of a gospel performance and comes complete with a Stax/Volt-style horn arrangement by Jesse Ed Davis that sounds more like the real thing than the real thing. Ain't That a Lot of Love, by contrast, is driven by a hard electric guitar sound and a relentless bass part that sounds like a more urgent version of the bassline from the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin'. This LP reissue includes a trio of bonus tracks: a faster-paced rendition of The Cuckoo with a more prominent lead guitar, the slow electric lament New Stranger Blues featuring some good mandolin-style playing on the guitar, and the rocking instrumental Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine, which is a killer showcase for Davis' lead electric guitar and Taj Mahal's virtuosity on the harmonica.
    1. Good Morning Miss Brown (Album Version)
    2. Corinna
    3. I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll (Album Version)
    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 (Album Version)
    8. You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry) (Album Version)
    9. Ain't That a Lot of Love
    Taj Mahal
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  • Gill Landry Gill Landry Quick View

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    Gill Landry

    Gill's self titled third album is his first on the ATO label, but he is not new to the family. He's played guitar, banjo, pedal steal, and been a contributing songwriter in Old Crow Medicine Show since 2004. Although Gill's music is influenced by some of the same sources as Old Crow, from Dylan to old delta blues songsters, his music is very much his own. As one reviewer put it, Landry's too sharp a storyteller, too tuned-in a craftsman, too real, to find himself on the wrong side of suspicion. Like Tom Waits, John Prine, Steve Earle... Landry is down-to-business believable. His songs carry their own persona, and though they may be creepy and otherworldly at times and nasty and grubby at others, they're familiar while remaining at arm's length.


    Gill produced and recorded the album, mostly from a ramshackle, shanty-ass apartment on the south side of Nashville, but was aided by a constellation of talents gathered on his nonstop travels. From Laura Marling, who duets on Take This Body, an urgent plea that images the desperate love that courses through our impermanence, to trumpeter Nick Etwell of Mumford and Sons, who plays with tasteful power on a handful of songs. From Odessa Jorgensen, who lends harmonies and violin to a number of tunes, including the waltz-time love letter Emily, to Robert Ellis who's eloquent and understated guitar work on Fenario and Bad Love is mellifluous.

    1. Funeral in my Heart
    2. Just Like You
    3. Waiting for your Love
    4. Emily
    5. Take this Body
    6. Fennario
    7. Lost Love
    8. Lately Right Now
    9. Long Road
    10. Bad Love
    Gill Landry
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    Drugs 'N Hymns

    Drugs 'n Hymns is the newest release from LA-based artist Rocco Deluca. The album finds the blues-steeped musician forging a solo path armed with his National guitar, distinctively emotive voice and 10 reflective, vivid song-stories. The hypnotically spare compositions conjure a world of characters seeking a certain solace and salvation while continually mired in the disturbed darkness. The album was anti-produced by Rocco DeLuca and features guests such as the Echo Park Jubilee Tambo Flower Unsung Heroes Choir. Drugs 'N Hymns is a fascinating recording in its quiet intensity, conveying a wide swathe of emotions from quietude mixed with underlying dread to hopeful exhilaration.


    Rocco DeLuca was born in Southern California surrounded by a vibrant arts community that inspired him to follow his muses at an early age. By seven he was learning to play listening to Billy Holiday, Nina Simone and the Delta Blues heroes of the 1920s. He soon crossed paths and performed with the likes of John Lee Hooker, Johnny Cash and June Carter and Daniel Lanois, an amazing musical association key in the evolution of DeLucas unique sound whether fronting a band or playing solo.


    Says Daniel Lanois: I fully believe in DeLuca. I think that hes got the power to be a contemporary troubadour, as I see it, and I hope I can be his friend for a long time, whether I am operating in the same limelight, ahead of him, behind him, in his shadow, whatever it takes, Ill be there. The one thing that I love about Rocco DeLuca is he is driven by his own heart.

    1. Lucky
    2. My My
    3. Sibylle
    4. Amen
    5. Pray On
    6. Windows
    7. They Stride Like Gods
    8. Snake Oil Salesman
    9. Gorky
    10. Drugs n Hymns
    Rocco DeLuca
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  • Madman Madman Quick View

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    Madman

    Sean Rowe has spent much of the last year traveling the country with just his guitar, performing in people's living rooms. "It's like I'm some kind of a bearded salesman," he says, "Going door to door but instead of vacuum cleaners I'm selling all these feelings that come with the songs. It's a really intense experience for listeners to have me there in their homes playing. They're not used to having a stranger show up, play music, drink their beer and eat their food. But I think that's how we're supposed to be. It only feels strange because we've made it that way."


    It is this same sense of unflinching connection that has shaped Rowe's extraordinary new album Madman. The singer, who The Wall Street Journal wrote "recalls the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash" has created a beautifully primal work. Madman is deliberately simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe's incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed
    distinctly more connected.


    The sound of Madman is influenced, in large part, by the hypnotic guitars of Delta blues. The influence is most apparent on the album's second track "Shine My Diamond Ring" with its guitar and stomping bass drum. "Desiree" is a raucous deconstructed take on early disco, with a pulsating bass, Nile Rogers-like guitar picking and a looser than ever Rowe singing with absolute abandon. But there are still the trademark ballads that first gained Rowe attention on his debut, Magic, showcases for the astonishing voice and honest emotional songwriting that continues to garner Sean Rowe much deserved acclaim.

    1. Madman
    2. Shine my Diamond Ring
    3. Desiree
    4. The Game
    5. The Drive
    6. Spiritual Leather
    7. Done Calling You
    8. The Real Thing
    9. Razor of Love
    10. My little Man
    11. Looking for the Master
    12. It Won't be Long
    Sean Rowe
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  • Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (Pure Pleasure) Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions (Pure Pleasure)

    House's recording session ran over a few days and saw the studio set up like a small club with an invited audience. I remember John (Hammond) running around crazed, as was Son's manager, Dick Waterman (a man to whom Son owed everything). Al Wilson of Canned Heat was sat alongside Son, and once the recording started occasionally played harp and guitar. He appeared to have a decidedly calming influence on House, who throughout would turn to him to discuss various things. Once things had begun Son was quite nervous but ever so slowly, as time wore on, the emotional intensity of his performance transported one back to the Mississippi Delta c. 1930 when Son, as a young man, ruled the roost along with Delta legend Charlie Patton. And today, many years later, the images are frozen pieces of time, forever stored in my memory.



    Excerpt from a piece by Lawrence Cohn who was present at the session.



    Musicians:



    • Son House (vocal, steel-guitar)

    • Al Wilson (guitar, harmonica)




    Recording: April 1965 at Columbia's studios, New York City

    Production: John Hammond and Frank Driggs




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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




    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Death Letter Blues
    2. Pearline
    3. Louise McGhee
    4. John The Revelator
    5. Empire State Express
    6. Preachin' Blues
    7. Grinnin' In Your Face
    8. Sundown
    9. Levee Camp Moan
    10. Death Letter Blues (alternate take)
    11. Levee Camp Moan (alternate take )
    12. Grinnin' In Your Face (alternate take )
    13. JohnThe Revelator (alternate take )
    14. Preachin' Blues (alternate take )
    15. President Kennedy
    16. A Down The Staff
    17. Motherless Children
    18. Yonder Comes My Mother
    19. Shake It and Break It
    20. Pony Blues
    21. Downhearted Blues
    Son House
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  • Scarey Day Blues Scarey Day Blues Quick View

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    Scarey Day Blues

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    William Samuel McTier was born in Georgia in 1898 (according to some sources), and despite his blindness was a talented musician since early childhood. He began his recording career in 1927 for Victor Records in Atlanta and is credited with having created an entire blues sub genre by mixing the hard roots of the Delta style with the more refined East Coast style (Piedmont Blues). His unique country blues can be heard on the grooves of this double LP collection brought to you by Monk records.

    1. Writing Paper Blues
    2. Stole Rider Blues
    3. Mamma, Tain't Long Fo' Day
    4. Mr. McTell Got The Blues (Take 1)
    5. Mr. McTell Got The Blues (take 2)
    6. Three Women Blues
    7. Dark Night Blues
    8. Statesboro Blues
    9. Loving Talking Blues
    10. Atlanta Strut
    11. Travelin' Blues
    12. Come On Around To My House Mama
    13. Kind Mama
    14. Teasing Brown
    15. Drive Away Blues
    16. This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
    17. Love Changing Blues
    18. Talkin' To Myself
    19. Razor Ball
    20. Southern Can Is Mine
    21. Broke Down Engine Blues
    22. Stomp Down Rider
    23. Scary Day Blues
    24. Rough Alley Blues
    25. Experience Blues
    26. Painful Blues
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Atlanta Twelve-String Atlanta Twelve-String Quick View

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    Atlanta Twelve-String

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Mono


    Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1898 - August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues. Unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voices of Delta bluesmen such as Charley Patton.


    McTell's influence extended over a wide variety of artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, who covered his Statesboro Blues, and Bob Dylan, who paid tribute to him in his 1983 song Blind Willie McTell, the refrain of which is And I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell. Other artists influenced by McTell include Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither and the White Stripes.

    1. Kill It Kid
    2. The Razor Ball

    3. Little Delia

    4. Broke Down Engine Blues
    5. Dying Crapshooter's Blues

    6. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

    7. Blues Around Midnight

    8. Last Dime Blues

    9. On The Cooling Board

    10. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
    11. I Got To Cross The River Jordan
    12. You Got To Die

    13. Ain't It Grand To Live A Christian
    14. Pearly Gates

    15. Soon This Morning
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Delta Momma Blues Delta Momma Blues Quick View

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    Delta Momma Blues

    Widely considered one of the greatest songwriters of his generation, Townes Van Zandt has directly influenced such singers as Steve Earle, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson. Fat Possum is proud to reissue two titles from his early career, Townes Van Zandt and Delta Momma Blues, on 180g vinyl. Recorded between 1969 and 1978, Van Zandt's most prolific and most critically acclaimed decade, these titles are the heart of any serious consideration of Townes' career. Featuring iconic cover art designed by Milton Glaser, each is a classic in every sense of the word. These titles are the first in a series of Townes Van Zandt reissues that Fat Possum is undertaking in conjunction with the Van Zandt estate.
    1. Ffv
    2. Delta Momma Blues
    3. Only Him or Me
    4. Turnstyled, Junkpiled
    5. Tower Song
    6. Come Tomorrow
    7. Brand New Companion
    8. Where I Lead Me
    9. Rake
    10. Nothin'
    Townes Van Zandt
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  • Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers Quick View

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    Greatest of the Delta Blues Singers

    After Skip James was rediscovered in the early '60s he went on to record an amazing body of material. These 1964 recordings by Dick Spottswood are some of the best. They initially came out on Melodian which was later sold to Biograph who reissued them. Some of these recordings have been featured on other Skip James records, but Greatest Of The Delta Blues Singers and its beautiful cover drawing of the blues legend is one of the rarest. This 180g vinyl reissue from Sutro Park also includes two bonus tracks that were rarely recorded by James in Motherless and Fatherless and Skip's Worried Blues.
    1. Hard Time Killing Floor Blues
    2. Sick Bed Blues
    3. Washington HC Hospital Center Blues
    4. Devil Got My Woman
    5. Skip's Worried Blues
    6. Illinois Blues
    7. I Don't Want A Woman To Stay Up All Night Long
    8. Cherry Ball Blues
    9. All Night Long
    10. Motherless & Fatherless
    Skip James
    $21.99
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  • King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II Quick View

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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. II

    Ranked 424/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. II is a compilation album by American blues musician Robert Johnson, released in 1970 on Columbia Records. It is considered one of the greatest blues releases ever.


    A wonderful follow-up to the first compilation (King of the Delta Blues Singers) of Robert Johnson's small library of recorded work. This album boasts the first album appearance of Love in Vain, as well as a number of other blues classics penned by the artist. Sweet Home Chicago, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, They're Red Hot, and Malted Milk are all present (and all covered by a multitude of artists -- the Blues Brothers, Elmore James, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Eric Clapton, respectively). As is generally the practice with Robert Johnson albums, a painting stands in for the cover (there are only two known photographs of the artist in the first place, and every other album released uses one of them). The music is certainly impeccable -- the self-accompanying bassline boogie was one of Johnson's greatest contributions to the blues, and it's displayed in all its beauty here. To top this, there's the beauty of his melodic work, and the interplay with his semi-gruff voice that help to make his songs memorable. He is the true legend of the blues, and anyone with even the slightest curiosity in that genre or rock needs to own both this album and its predecessor.

    - Adam Greenberg (All Music Guide)

    1. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
    2. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
    3. Sweet Home Chicago
    4. Rambling On My Mind
    5. Phonograph Blues
    6. They're Red Hot
    7. Dead Shrimp Blues
    8. Preachin' Blues
    9. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
    10. From Four Till Late
    11. Little Queen Of Spades
    12. Malted Milk
    13. Drunken Hearted Man
    14. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
    15. Honeymoon Blues
    16. Love In Vain
    Robert Johnson
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  • King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1 King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1 Quick View

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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1

    Insert


    Remastered Audio


    If one would ever have to start assembling a serious Blues collection, Robert Johnson's King Of The Delta Blues Singers vol. 1 would be the best purchase. The mythical figure that inspired the worldwide Blues revival in the Sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like Clapton and Hendrix to pick up a guitar.


    Johnson lived a short but impactful musical tenure in the Thirties. After apparently 'selling his soul at the crossroads', Johnson quickly became the best Country Blues singer in his time, however a tormented one. The devil eventually took his soul at a too young age of 27. The remastered audio of this original 1961 collection of material is simply stunning - Robert Johnson never sounded so alive.

    1. Crossroads Blues
    2. Terraplane Blues
    3. Come On In My Kitchen
    4. Walking Blues
    5. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    6. 32-20 Blues
    7. Kindhearted Woman Blues
    8. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
    9. Preaching Blues
    10. When You Got A Good Friend
    11. Rambling On My Mind
    13. Stones In My Passway
    14. Traveling Riverside Blues
    15. Milkcow's Calf Blues
    16. Me And The Devil Blues
    17. Hellhound On My Trail
    Robert Johnson
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  • My Home Is In The Delta My Home Is In The Delta Quick View

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    My Home Is In The Delta


    Original Ultra-Rare Cover


    Remastered By Sound-Mastermind Gary Hobish


    These recordings, made in 1963-64, showcase Fred McDowell in his prime. As recorded by Peter Welding, My Home Is In The Delta finds Fred and his wife, basking in the blues and gospel. Unlike Amazing Grace, which was also originally released by Testament and reissued by Sutro Park, this album is barer...a little more raw and personal....as if Fred was in a room right next to you playing the blues with his slide style that set the pace for everyone who came after. Fred McDowell is the king of the hill country blues, and My Home Is In The Delta is the crown. Includes classics such as Going Down South and Waiting For My Baby.


    A true treasure, remastered for this release by sound-mastermind Gary Hobish and it is pressed on 180 gram vinyl with a beautiful tip on jacket. Note: this is the original ultra-rare cover.

    1. Waiting For My Baby
    2. I'm In Jail Again
    3. The Girl I'm Loving

    4. Going Down South, Carry My Whip
    5. Diving Duck Blues
    6. The Sun Rose This Morning
    7. Get Right, Church
    8. Amazing Grace
    9. Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed

    10. Where Would I Go (But To The Lord)?
    11. The Lord Will Make A Way
    12. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
    13. When The Saints Go Marching In
    Fred McDowell & Annie Mae McDowell
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  • Aberdeen Mississippi Blues Aberdeen Mississippi Blues Quick View

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    Aberdeen Mississippi Blues

    14 vintage tracks from Delta blues king, Bukka White,
    showcased on this gorgeous vinyl release and featuring
    White's most well-known songs such as "Shake 'Em On
    Down," "Po' Boy," "Fixin' To Die Blues" (covered by Bob Dylan) and more!
    1. Aberdeen, Mississippi Blues
    2. Bukka's Jitterbug Swing
    3. Parchman Farm Blues
    4. Shake 'Em On Down
    5. Fixin' To Die Blues
    6. Black Train Blues
    7. Sic 'Em Dogs On
    8. Special Streamline
    9. Po' Boy
    10. Strange Place Blues
    11. The Panama Limited
    12. When Can I Change My Clothes
    13. Good Gin Blues
    14. High Fever Blues
    Bukka White
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  • American Epic: The Best of Blues American Epic: The Best of Blues Quick View

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    American Epic: The Best of Blues

    Early geniuses of Delta Blues - Robert Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, Son House, Charley Patton and many more have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.


    Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

    1. Cross Road Blues by Robert Johnson
    2. On the Road Again by Memphis Jug Band
    3. Louis Collins by Mississippi John Hurt
    4. Sittin' On Top of the World by Mississippi Sheiks
    5. 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do (Part 1) by Frank Stokes
    6. Down the Dirt Road Blues by Charley Patton
    7. My Black Mama (Parts 1 & 2) by Son House
    8. Walk Right In by Cannon's Jug Stompers
    9. The Panama Limited by Bukka White
    10. Last Kind Words Blues by Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
    11. Cottonfield Blues (Part 2) by Garfield Akers
    12. Tallahatchie River Blues by Mattie Delaney
    13. Mama 'Tain't Long fo' Day by Blind Willie McTell
    14. Future Blues by Willie Brown
    15. Cool Drink of Water Blues by Tommy Johnson
    16. Cypress Grove Blues by Skip James
    17. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground by Blind Willie Johnson
    Various Artists
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  • Walking The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Walking The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Walking The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Walking The Blues is arguably the finest record Otis Spann ever cut, boasting 11 cuts of astounding blues piano. On several numbers, Spann is supported by guitarist Robert Jr. Lockwood and their interaction is sympathetic, warm, and utterly inviting. Spann relies on originals here, from Half Ain't Been Told to Walking the Blues, but he also throws in a few standards (Goin' Down Slow, My Home Is In The Delta) that help draw a fuller portrait of his musicianship. Most importantly, however, is the fact that Walking The Blues simply sounds great -- it's some of the finest blues piano you'll ever hear.



    Musicians:



    • Otis Spann (vocal, piano)

    • Robert Lockwood Jr. (guitar)

    • St. Louis Jimmy (James Oden) (vocal)




    Recording: August 1960 at Fine Recording Studios, New York, by George Piros

    Production: Nat Hentoff



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. It Must Have Been the Devil
    2. Otis' Blues
    3. Goin' Down Slow
    4. Half Ain't Been Told
    5. Monkey Face Blues
    6. This Is the Blues
    7. Can't Stand Your Evil Ways
    8. Come Day, Go Day
    9. Walkin' the Blues
    10. Bad Condition
    11. My Home Is in the Delta
    Otis Spann
    $34.99
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    The Natch'l Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Taj Mahal's second album, recorded in the spring and fall of 1968, opens with more stripped-down Delta-style blues in the manner of his debut, but adds a little more amplification (partly courtesy of Al Kooper on organ) before moving into wholly bigger sound on numbers like She Caught The Katy And Left Me A Mule To Ride and The Cuckoo -- the latter, in particular, features crunchy electric and acoustic guitars and Gary Gilmore playing his bass almost like a lead instrument, like a bluesman's answer to John Entwistle. Most notable, however, may be the two original closing numbers, You Don't Miss Your Water ('Til Your Well Runs Dry) and Ain't That A Lot Of Love, which offer Taj Mahal working in the realm of soul and treading onto Otis Redding territory. This is particularly notable on You Don't Miss Your Water, which achieves the intensity of a gospel performance and comes complete with a Stax/Volt-style horn arrangement by Jesse Ed Davis that sounds more like the real thing than the real thing. Ain't That a Lot of Love, by contrast, is driven by a hard electric guitar sound and a relentless bass part that sounds like a more urgent version of the bassline from the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin'. This LP reissue includes a trio of bonus tracks: a faster-paced rendition of The Cuckoo with a more prominent lead guitar, the slow electric lament New Stranger Blues featuring some good mandolin-style playing on the guitar, and the rocking instrumental Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine, which is a killer showcase for Davis' lead electric guitar and Taj Mahal's virtuosity on the harmonica.




    Musicians:



    • Taj Mahal (harmonica, guitar)

    • Jesse Edwin (guitar, piano, arranger)

    • Al Kooper (organ, piano)

    • Gary Gilmore (bass)

    • Chuck Blackwell, Earl Palmer (drums)




    Recording: May & October 1968

    Production: David Rubinson




    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Good Morning Miss Brown Corinna
    2. I Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Steal My Jellyroll
    3. Going Up To The Country, Paint My Mailbox Blue
    4. Done Changed My Way Of Living
    5. The Cuckoo (alternative version)
    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. A Lot Of Love
    10. New Stranger Blues
    11. Things Are Gonna Work Out Fine
    Taj Mahal
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Country Blues Of John Lee Hooker

    John Lee Hooker is the most down-home of the major post-war blues figures, "a most authentic singer of the way-back, close-to-the-soil kind of blues," as
    Orrin Keepnews once wrote. Of his innumerable recordings, The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker is perhaps the truest to Hooker's Mississippi roots.
    The celebrated guitarist set his usual amplified instrument aside, in exchange for an acoustic guitar, only accompanied by his voice. The result is an
    intimate, wonderfully varied set of deep Delta blues, moans and boogies. Some songs are autobiographical, others re-workings of blues standards-all
    stamped with the hauntingly personal John Lee Hooker touch.
    1. Black Snake
    2. How Long Blues
    3. Wobblin' Baby
    4. She's Long, She's Tall, She Weeps Like A Willow Tree
    5. Pea Vine Special
    6. Tupelo Blues
    7. I'm Prison Bound
    8. I Rowed A Little Boat
    9. Water Boy
    10. Church Bell Tone
    11. Bundle Up And Go
    12. Good Mornin', Lil' School Girl
    13. Behind The Plow
    John Lee Hooker
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    The Legendary Father of Folk Blues


    Legendary Delta Bluesman's Columbia LP Now On 200-Gram Vinyl!


    One Of The Truly Great Audiophile Blues Recordings Of All Time!


    Lacquers Cut By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Master Tape


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Heavyweight Glossy Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Mississippi's Son House was already legendary for a small collection of live field recordings made by folklorist Alan Lomax in 1941 and 1942, and for having taught some important licks to both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters before he was rediscovered by a new generation of college-age fans in 1964.


    The Father of the Delta Blues recorded this namesake LP for Columbia Records a year later in 1965. It's become, in the words of Living Blues magazine - Essential recordings by one of the greatest bluesmen ever. And now, Analogue Productions presents a reissue unmatched in sonic quality and luxury presentation. For our version we turned to Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound to remaster the recording from the original master tapes. The freshly cut lacquers were then plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings.


    Son was born Eddie James House, Jr., on March 21, 1902, in Riverton, Miss. By the age of 15, he was preaching the gospel in various Baptist churches as the family seemingly wandered from one plantation to the next. He didn't even bother picking up a guitar until he turned 25; to quote House, I didn't like no guitar when I first heard it; oh gee, I couldn't stand a guy playin' a guitar. I didn't like none of it. But if his ambivalence to the instrument was obvious, even more obvious was the simple fact that Son hated plantation labor even more and had developed a taste for corn whiskey. After drunkenly launching into a blues at a house frolic in Lyon, Miss., one night and picking up some coin for doing it, the die seemed to be cast; Son House may have been a preacher, but he was part of the blues world now.


    Now, sit back and enjoy one of the genre's greatest, on a reissue that's the best that's been made to date. So authentic, so real - that's the Analogue Productions difference.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Death Letter
    2. Pearline
    3. Louise McGhee
    4. John The Revelator
    5. Empire State Express
    6. Preachin' Blues
    7. Grinning In Your Face
    8. Sundown
    9. Levee Camp Moan
    Son House
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    The Legendary Father of Folk Blues (45 RPM) (Pre-Order)


    Legendary Delta Bluesman's Columbia Lp Now A 200-gram 45 Rpm 2lp Set!


    45 RPM 2LP Set Includes Bonus Track: Motherless Children


    Lacquers Cut By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Master Tape


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Heavyweight Glossy Tip-on Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Mississippi's Son House was already legendary for a small collection of live field recordings made by folklorist Alan Lomax in 1941 and 1942, and for having taught some important licks to both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters before he was rediscovered by a new generation of college-age fans in 1964.


    The Father of the Delta Blues recorded this namesake LP for Columbia Records a year later in 1965. It's become, in the words of Living Blues magazine - Essential recordings by one of the greatest bluesmen ever. And now, Analogue Productions presents a reissue unmatched in sonic quality and luxury presentation. For our version we turned to Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound to remaster the recording from the original master tapes. The freshly cut lacquers - for this version we've cut the album at 45 RPM for truer cartridge tracking and decreased distortion on the inner groove - were then plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings.


    Son was born Eddie James House, Jr., on March 21, 1902, in Riverton, Miss. By the age of 15, he was preaching the gospel in various Baptist churches as the family seemingly wandered from one plantation to the next. He didn't even bother picking up a guitar until he turned 25; to quote House, I didn't like no guitar when I first heard it; oh gee, I couldn't stand a guy playin' a guitar. I didn't like none of it. But if his ambivalence to the instrument was obvious, even more obvious was the simple fact that Son hated plantation labor even more and had developed a taste for corn whiskey. After drunkenly launching into a blues at a house frolic in Lyon, Miss., one night and picking up some coin for doing it, the die seemed to be cast; Son House may have been a preacher, but he was part of the blues world now.


    Now, sit back and enjoy one of the genere's greatest, on a reissue that's the best that's been made to date. So authentic, so real - that's the Analogue Productions difference.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Death Letter Blues
    2. Pearline
    3. Louise McGhee
    4. John The Revelator
    5. Empire State Express
    6. Preachin' Blues
    7. Grinning In Your Face
    8. Sundown
    9. Levee Camp Moan
    10. Motherless Children (bonus track)
    Son House
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    Devil Got My Woman

    Blues fans will absolutely love this Limited Edition 12 vinyl LP compilation of vintage recordings from Delta blues legend Skip James!

    1. Devil Got My Woman
    2. Cypress Grove Blues
    3. Hard Time Killin' Floor Blues
    4. Drunken Spree
    5. Cherry Ball Blues
    6. Jesus Is A Mighty Good Leader
    7. Illinois Blues
    8. How Long Buck
    9. 22-20 Blues
    10. If You Haven't Any Hay, Get On Down The Road
    11. Be Ready When He Comes
    12. I'm So Glad
    13. Jenny Jenny
    Skip James
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    Any Way, Shape Or Form

    Combining the urgency of rock and roll, the frenetic
    energy of bluegrass, the soul of the delta blues and
    the haunted spirit of Appalachian mountain music into
    a unique musical stew they dub "Ozark Stomp," Ben
    Miller Band will release its first album for New West
    Records. Titled Any Way, Shape Or Form, it
    was produced by Vance Powell (Jack White, Kings of
    Leon, Wanda Jackson) at Sputnik Studios in Nashville.
    1. The Outsider
    2. You Don't Know
    3. Ghosts
    4. Hurry Up And Wait
    5. I Feel For You
    6. 23 Skidoo
    7. Burning Building
    8. The Cuckoo
    9. Twinkle Toes
    10. Life On Wheels
    11. No War
    12. Prettiest Girl
    13. King Kong
    Ben Miller Band
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    Limited Edition Pressing On Bright Red Opaque Vinyl


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


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


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

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

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

    6. Spoonful

    7. Evil

    8. Killing Floor

    9. Do The Do

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

    12. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

    13. Back Door Man

    14. Wang Dang Doodle
    Howlin' Wolf
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    Hey Boss Man!

    Includes Bonus Track


    Legendary Sun Records producer Sam Phillips knew talent when he saw it, and when he started up his new Phillips label in the early 1960s, one of the first acts he signed was Frank Frost and his electric Delta blues trio. Now known as one of the greatest harp players of his generation, Frost learned his trade playing with none other than Sonny Boy Williamson and his influence can be heard whenever he blows. Originally released in 1962, Hey, Boss Man! is one of the last great electric blues albums.

    1. Everythings Alright
    2. Lucky To Be Living
    3. Jelly Roll King
    4. Baby Youre So Kind
    5. Gonna Make You Mine
    6. Now Twist
    7. Big Boss Man
    8. Jack's Jump
    9. So Tired Living By Myself
    10. Now What You Gonna Do
    11. Pocket Full Of Shells
    12. Just Come On Home
    13. Crawlback*


    *Bonus Track

    Frank Frost
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