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This Girl's In Love (A Bacharach & David Songbook)The album features some of Burt Bacharach and Hal David's most memorable co-compositions and sees Rumer bring her extensive experience and singular talent to bear on her most enticing undertaking to date. Recorded at the renowned Capitol Studios with accomplished arranger, composer and orchestrator, Rob Shirakbari - THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE includes an appearance by Bacharach himself on piano. To mark the news, Rumer has shared a first track (They Long To Be) Close To You, with live plans to be announced shortly.
What's most fitting to THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE is the personal relationship between Rumer and Shirakbari. The pair married in 2015 in Shirakbari's native Arkansas after first meeting at a Dionne Warwick gala at the Royal Albert Hall where Rumer was to sing a duet of Bacharach & David's Hasbrook Heights. With Shirakbari having worked for 25 years with Bacharach and 30 years with Dionne Warwick-serving as musical director to them both-this could even be deemed a Bacharach romance. It was a natural project for the newly married couple to create together, with both having great respect and reverence for the song catalogue.
Some of the songs on THIS GIRL'S IN LOVE are as familiar as any from the 20th century. Which is why Rumer and Shirakbari decided, in many cases, to remake/remodel them, affording these standards a melancholia that gets right to the emotive core of Bacharach's melodies and David's lyrics. Where before (They Long to Be) Close to You might have been slightly wistful, here there is a sense that the lyric's longing is unlikely to be consummated. The Look of Love is more sepulchral, with just a taste of the bossa nova tendencies of the '60s versions. You'll Never Get To Heaven has all the sophistication of Dionne Warwick's take, but with a new attention to the cautionary narrative of the lyrics. And Rumer has dug deeper into the catalogue to find the hidden treasure Balance of Nature and made it her own.1. The Look Of Love
2. Balance Of Nature
3. One Less Bell To Answer
4. Are You There (With Another Girl)
5. You'll Never Get To Heaven (If You Break My Heart)
6. (They Long To Be) Close To You
7. Land Of Make Believe
8. A House Is Not A Home
9. Walk On By
10. The Last One To Be Loved
11. This Girl's In Love With You
12. What The World Needs Now Is Love$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The NowIn The Now is the new solo album from Barry Gibb, the surviving member of one of music s most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice. Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, In The Now is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001.
The new album is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour. And Barry has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley. Commenting on working with his sons, Barry said, 'We've been writing together for a long long time - my eldest son Stephen and my second eldest son Ashley. So in a very spiritual way it's not my three brothers, it's my two sons. But it still works the same way. I'm a better writer if I'm writing with somebody.
Barry proudly admits, All of the feelings that I've ever had in life are all in this album.
Barry Gibb has had a phenomenal career. As a founding member of the Bee Gees, along with his brothers Robin and Maurice, Barry Gibb has sold more than 220 million albums worldwide. Between Robin, Maurice, and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including a phenomenal 6 in a row, equaling The Beatles record. As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's 'Guilty' album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers country record 'Islands In The Stream' also, Diana Ross 'Eaten Alive featuring 'Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's 'Heartbreaker' album.LP 1
1. In the Now
2. Grand Illusion
3. Star Crossed Lovers
1. Blowin' a Fuse
2. Home Truth Song
3. Meaning of the Word
1. Cross to Bear
3. Amy In Colour
1. The Long Goodbye
3. End of the Rainbow$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Introducing Darlene LoveGuitar great/artist/producer/E Street Band icon Stevie Van Zandt arranged and produced the album, enlisting a star-studded cast to contribute songs to Love's return, including Elvis Costello, Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Van Zandt, Jim Webb, Linda Perry, Desmond Child, Joan Jett, and legendary songwriting team Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, who for more than five decades have reigned as one of the most influential songwriting duos in history.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darlene Love's album features all new recordings with her signature dynamic vocal delivery that the New York Times has hailed as "a thunderbolt voice embedded in the history of rock n' roll " and Rolling Stone has called "a rare instrument sturdy enough to vault over Phil Spector's 'Wall of Sound.'"
Love's five-decade career spans some of the greatest signature moments in music. As depicted in the Academy Award and Grammy winning documentary "20 Feet From Stardom," Love became one of the most sought-after background singers in music history, recording with Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dionne Warwick, The Righteous Brothers, and dozens of other vocal giants throughout her career. Her early work with iconic producer Phil Spector on songs such as the pioneering "He's A Rebel," "He's Sure The Boy I Love," and "Why Do Lover's Break Each Other's Hearts," would garner her legend status.LP 1
1. Among The Believers (Stevie Van Zandt)
2. Forbidden Nights (Elvis Costello)
3. Love Kept Us Foolin Around (Linda Perry)
4. Little Liar (Desmond Child/Joan Jett)
5. Still Too Soon To Know (Elvis Costello)
6. Who Under Heaven (Jimmy Webb)
7. Night Closing In (Bruce Springsteen)
1. Painkiller (Michael Des Barres/Paul Ill)
2. Just Another Lonely Mile (Bruce Springsteen)
3. Last Time (Stevie Van Zandt)
4. River Deep, Mountain High (Phil Spector/Jeff Barry/Ellie Greenwich)
5. Sweet Freedom (Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil)
6. Marvelous (Walter Hawkins)
7. Jesus Is The Rock (That Keeps Me Rollin) (Stevie Van Zandt)$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LP's Sealed Buy Now
Best Of Spinners
Celebrate 4 Decades Of The Spinners With Their Greatest Hits LP From 1978!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl Presentation
Featuring The Legendary Turntable Cover Artwork
Mastered From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
In 1979, superstar R&B veterans The Spinners were rewarded by their label Atlantic Records with their first
greatest hits album simply titled The Best of Spinners. Featuring the classic line-up of the Phillipe Soul Wynn,
Henry Fambrough, Pervis Jackson, Bobbie Smith and Billy Henderson, these Detroit superstars ruled the charts
for many soulful years. Featuring a ton of smash hits produced and written by the likes of Philly favorites Thom
Bell and Linda Creed, and featuring The Sound Of Philadelphia and Motown players like MFSB, and the Funk
Brothers' Bob Babbit, The Best of Spinners album has become one of their most loved works in their stunning
gold and platinum career.
With superlative chart topping pop and R&B classics like Could It Be I'm Falling In Love, I'll Be Around and
Mighty Love, plus brilliant dance smashes like The Rubberband Man, The Best of Spinners album would go on
to become one of the best-selling albums in their extensive catalog. The long out of print original version of this
greatest hits masterpiece also includes the history making duet with Dionne Warwick and their chart topper
Then Came You.
Dig deeper into the Philly and Detroit grooves and there you find even more platinum plus treasures like
the masterful One of a Kind (Love Affair), the powerful They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play) plus the
tender ballads Sadie and How Could I Let You Get Away, making The Best of Spinners one of the finest overviews
ever of this stellar supergroup.
Therefore it is with much excitement to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the
legendary Spinners greatest hits masterpiece The Best of Spinners. Mastered impeccably by Joe "Philly Soul"
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering, this stunning LP was long overdue for an audiophile
In addition to all the great hits within, this limited edition anniversary collection also includes the very trendy
turntable cover artwork, not seen in years in the LP cover format, truly enhancing this album's re-release and
forever honoring the act and their five star masterwork achievement. We believe this wonderful new audiophile
release of The Best of Spinners will become one of the most anticipated classic soul releases of the summer!
One Of A Kind Love Affair Is1. I'll Be Around
2. How Could I Let You Get Away
3. One of a Kind (Love Affair)
4. Mighty Love
5. Ghetto Child
6. Then Came You (Featuring Dionne Warwick)
8. Could It Be I'm Falling In Love
9. They Just Can't Stop It the (Games People Play)
10. The Rubberband Man$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
SurprisesSurprises is a beautiful Soul Jazz album by flutist Herbie Mann, featuring singer Cissy Houston. Released on Atlantic Records in 1976, the album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, #56 on the Billboard R&B Album chart, and #178 on the Billboard 200.
Emily Cissy Houston (born September 30, 1933) is an American Soul and Gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for (albums of) such artists as Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Donnie Hathaway, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin, she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. She is the mother of the late Whitney Houston, aunt of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.
On September 29, 2014, at 81 years old, Cissy sang backup to a standing-ovation performance with Aretha Franklin of Adele's Rolling in the Deep' and Ain't No Mountain High Enough on the Late Show with David Letterman.
As the '76 liner notes say: Cissy Houston. Only now is she beginning to emerge from her cocoon after so many years with the Drinkards and the Sweet Inspirations. Cissy...is showcased here like a star-in-waiting.1. Draw Your Breaks
2. Cajun Moon
4. Easter Rising
5. Asa Branca
6. The Sound Of Windwood
7. Cricket Dance
8. The Butterfly In A Stone Garden
9. Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Power Of PeaceLegacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is pleased to announce the release of Power of Peace, a new studio album from Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie).
Recorded last year, Power of Peace is the fulfillment of a dream, a new musical studio collaboration connecting Santana and The Isleys on a mind-bending journey through some of the immortal soul, funk, blues, rock, jazz and pop songs that continue to inspire them.
About the Power of Peace, Carlos Santana observes, I feel a deep sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness. There is a spirit of creativity that came knocking and presented itself as a golden opportunity to do something with and for a supreme musician, who I consider to be the best in the world. Brother Ronnie Isley has been in the center of collective unity and harmony on the radio around the world since 1962 with 'Twist and Shout,' the song that the Beatles chose to invade America with. Like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Bob Marley, he's an iconic supreme of the highest order. Cindy and I feel very blessed to offer him this gift. From God, through us to you, for the world Mr. Ronnie Isley.
It was an absolute joy working on this album with Carlos!, exclaims Ronald Isley. I hope this record carries the spirit of hope, love, and peace to the world that it brought to me, my brother and Carlos!
Ernie Isley shares his brother's enthusiasm, saying, Doing this project with Carlos Santana was fun and illuminating. I hope all music lovers enjoy what we have done.
Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer/arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers (Are You Ready, Love, Peace, Happiness), Swamp Dogg (Total Destruction to Your Mind), Stevie Wonder (Higher Ground), Billie Holiday (God Bless the Child), Eddie Kendricks (Body Talk), Curtis Mayfield (Gypsy Woman), Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon (I Just Want to Make Love to You), Dionne Warwick/Jackie DeShannon (What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love), Marvin Gaye (Mercy Mercy Me - The Ecology), Leon Thomas (Let the Rain Fall on Me) and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson (Let There Be Peace on Earth).
Power of Peace premieres a new song, I Remember, written and sung by Cindy Blackman Santana. Cindy, who plays drums on the album, produced and arranged Higher Ground (along with her husband, Carlos). A family affair, Power of Peace features two Santanas--Carlos (guitar) and Cindy (drums)--and four Isleys: Ronald (vocals) and Ernie (rhythm guitar) and their respective spouses, Kandy Johnson Isley (Ron's wife, she sings background on God Bless the Child, Body Talk and Gypsy Woman) and Tracy Isley (Ernie's wife, she also sings background vocals on God Bless the Child).1. Are You Ready
2. Total Destruction To Your Mind
3. Higher Ground
4. God Bless The Child
5. I Remember
6. Body Talk
7. Gypsy Woman
8. I Just Want To Make Love To You
9. Love, Peace, Happiness
10. What The World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love
11. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
12. Let The Rain Fall On Me
13. Let There Be Peace On Earth$27.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Sweet Southern Soul (Out Of Stock)
This Album Will Get Its First Repress Since The Original Release In 1969
Sourced From The Original Analog Master Tapes With Lacquers Cut At Sam Phillips Recording Studio In Memphis
Pressed On 180g Black Vinyl At Record Industry In The Netherlands And Come In A Single Pocket Tip-on Stoughton Sleeve
Individually Numbered And Strictly Limited Based On Pre-orders
Issued In Mono For The First Time
Brooklyn soul singer Lou Johnson was a singer and pianist who actively
recorded between the years of 1962-1972. As a teen he sang in gospel
choirs and studied music at Brooklyn College.
In 1962 Johnson signed with Bigtop Records, run by the Hi ll & Range
publishing group located in the Brill Building. It was during this tenure that
Johnson befriended the iconic songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and
Hal David. They wrote his first three singles, "If I Never Get To Love You,"
"You Better Let Him Go," and "Reach Out to Me." The first two songs failed
to connect on the charts but the third reached #74 on the Billboard Hot
100 in 1963. Unfortunately Bigtop folded just as the song began to climb
the charts and Johnson's success with the song was hampered.
He then signed to Big Hill and continued his association with Bacharach/
David. In 1964, his original version of "Always Something There to Remind
Me" with backup vocals by Doris Troy, Dee Dee Warwick and Cissy Houston
reached #49 in the US charts. Lou also recorded original versions of other
Bacharach/David songs that went on to become bigger hits for artists such
as Dionne Warwick and Adam Faith.
Johnson recorded two albums for Atlantic Records, one of which, Sweet
Southern Soul, is our featured voting title here. Released on Atlantic's
subsidiary, Cotillion in 1969, it was produced by Jerry Wexler and Tom
Dowd at Muscle Shoals Studios. Featuring the Muscle Shoals band and
including songs by Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Hinton and Don Covay, it had all
the elements of a classic Atlantic soul album of the era but failed to garner
much attention. His final full length, With You in Mind, was produced by
Allen Toussaint for Stax's Volt label but it too sunk like a stone. Johnson
later moved to Los Angeles and became a nightclub entertainer. Sweet
Southern Soul is a classic crate digger record and would find a welcome
home in any soul collector's library1. Rock Me Baby
2. It's In the Wind
3. This Magic Moment
4. She Thinks I Still Care
5. Move and Groove Together
6. Please Stay
7. I Can't Change
8. Tears Tears Tears
9. People in Love
10. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
11. Gypsy Woman$25.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Temporarily out of stock