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180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
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Dr. John A.K.A. The Night Tripper is a singer, songwriter, voice actor, pianist, and guitarist, whose music combines Blues, Pop, Jazz, Zydeco, Boogie Woogie and Rock & Roll.
Active as a session musician since the late 1950s, he gained a cult following in the late 1960's following the release of his album Gris-Gris and his appearance at the Bath Festival of Blues and Progressive music. He performed a wildly theatrical stage show inspired by medicine shows, Mardi Gras costumes and voodoo ceremonies. This eventually resulted in his signature 'voodoo' music style.
The Sun Moon & Herbs is described by Allmusic as dark and swampy and best listened to on a hot, muggy night with the sound of thunder rumbling off in the distance like jungle drums.
The centerpiece of the album is Familiar Reality, a long cut based on one evil-sounding Stones-type riff. As usual, Dr. John's strength lies in his galvanizing; mesmerizing choruses. The ones on Black John the Conqueror and File Gumbo are unforgettable.1. Black John the Conqueror
2. Where Ya At Mule
3. Craney Crow
4. Familiar Reality--Opening
5. Pots on Fiyo (File Gumbo)/Who I Got to Fall On (If the Pot Get Heavy)
6. Zu Zu Mamou
7. Familiar Reality--Reprise$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Locked DownStoried musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dr. John (aka Mac Rebennack) releases Locked Down, a startling album that marks a significant departure from his recent efforts. The new album, produced by The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach, is Dr. John's first for Nonesuch Records.
Its an entirely new approach for the iconic Dr. John, featuring as it does his collaboration with Auerbach and a band of young musicians Auerbach hand-picked to make Locked Down at his studio Easy Eye Sound in Nashville. It was way cool cutting this record with Dan and the crew he put together for it, says Rebennack. It's reel HIP.
For his part, Auerbach says about the collaboration: Mac inspired me every single day we were in the studio together: musically, spiritually, cosmically, something special seemed to be happening and everyone involved could sense it. For my money, Mac's one of the greatest who ever was and who ever will be, I'm so honored to have had this opportunity to work with him.
Auerbach, a long-time fan of the influential musician, dubbed the Night Tripper in the late 60s, visited Dr. John late in 2010 in his hometown of New Orleans, announcing his ambition to produce the best record you've made in a long time. Rebennack replied that he had done his research, his children had told him good things about The Black Keys, and the conversation led to an agreement to collaborate on the 2011 Bonnaroo Jam being curated by Auerbach.
That performance, called by New York Times critic Ben Ratliff in his best-of-the-year list deep and oozy, close-to-the-vest, low-frequency funk, confirmed that something unusual was taking place and led to September recording sessions in Nashville. Dr. John returned to Nashville at Thanksgiving to complete the vocals and Locked Down was mixed by Auerbach and completed in early 2012.1. Locked Down
3. Big Shot
4. Ice Age
6. Kingdom of Izzness
7. You Lie
9. My Children, My Angels
10. God's So Good$18.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
Dr. John's GumboNo. 404 On Rolling Stone's List Of 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time!
200-Gram Vinyl Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original
Deluxe Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing!
Dr. John's Gumbo is the fifth album by New Orleans singer and
pianist Dr. John, a tribute to the music of his native city. The album
is a collection of covers of New Orleans classics, played by
a major figure in the city's music.
Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a
tribute by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper, to his hometown New
Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals
("Iko Iko", "Tipitina", "Junko Partner" and "Stack-O-Lee")
and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey
Piano Smith ("Blow Wind Blow" and "Huey Smith Medley") Earl
King and Earl Gaines ("Big Chief", "Let The Good Times Roll" and
"Lonely Lonely Nights").
Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in
good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric
(stage) appearance adds unique color to his stature as master of
the ivories and as an entertainer.
This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue
treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original
analog tapes. Then we back that up with 200-gram plating
and pressing on super-silent vinyl by our own Quality Record
Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from
Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be ecstatic with
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Iko Iko
2. Blow Wind Blow
3. Big Chief
4. Somebody Changed The Lock
5. Mess Around
6. Let The Good Times Roll
7. Junko Partner
10. Those Lonely Lonely Nights
11. Huey Smith Medley (High Blood Pressure / Don't You Just Know It / Well I'll Be John Brown)
12. Little Liza Jane$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The Right PlaceDr. John, or Mac Rebennack as known to friends and family, is universally celebrated as the living embodiment of the rich musical heritage exclusive to New Orleans. His very colorful musical career began in the 1950s when he wrote and played guitar on some of the greatest records to come out of the Crescent City, including recordings by Professor Longhair, Art Neville, Joe Tex and Frankie Ford. A notorious gun incident forced the artist to give up the guitar and concentrate on organ and piano. Further trouble at home sent Dr. John west in the 1960s, where he continued to be in demand as a session musician, playing on records by Sonny and Cher, Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin to name a few. He also launched his solo career, developing the charismatic persona of Dr. John The Night Tripper. Adorned with voodoo charms and regalia, a legend was born with his breakthrough 1968 album Gris-gris, which established his unique blend of voodoo mysticism, funk, rhythm & blues, psychedelic rock and Creole roots. Several of his many career highlights include the masterful album Sun, Moon and Herbs in 1971 which included cameos from Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger and 1973's In The Right Place, which contained the chart hits Right Place Wrong Time and Such A Night.1. Right Place Wrong Time
2. Same Old Same Old
3. Just The Same
5. Traveling Mood
6. Peace Brother Peace
8. Such A Night
9. Shoo Fly Marches On
10. I Been Hoodood
11. Cold Cold Cold$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Chicken Skin Music
Give Yourself Goosebumps: Ry Cooder's Cross-Cultural Chicken Skin Music Mixes Hawaiian, Gospel, Conjunto, Folk, and Blues Styles into a Visionary Roots-Music Tapestry
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI, and Strictly Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies: Natural-Sounding 180g Vinyl LP Features Defined Textures, Intricate Details, Ample Airiness
The title of Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music - Hawaiian slang for goosebumps - serves as a direct, simple description of the album's emotional appeal. But it barely scratches the surface of a 1976 effort that triggered an interest in world music a decade before the term became commonplace and a genre into and of itself. Part of a series of inimitable mid-1970s records on which Cooder ignored traditional boundaries and instigated lasting cross-cultural communication, Chicken Skin Music blends gospel, Hawaiian, folk, blues, and Tex-Mex styles into a brilliant roots stew distinguished with virtuosic playing and inspired contextual surprises.
Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g vinyl LP of Chicken Skin Music brings the brilliant instrumental textures and lively tonalities to the fore like no prior analog edition. Graced with silent, black backgrounds and generous soundstages, this reissue particularly underscores the depth of Flaco Jimenez's accordion contributions. You'll hear the air flowing through the reeds, pressure resonating from the bellows, and the wide-spanning timbres emanating from the register stops.
Equally transfixing are the lifelike manners in which the rich assortment of guitars come alive, with each note occupying its own space and portraying a character unique to the individual instrument, be it a slack-key, steel, or acoustic guitar. The result is a multi-detailed, organic-sounding musical tapestry that dazzles by way of beautiful interplay, unexpected dialogue, and connective eclecticism that proves music is indeed a common language when executed with a collaborative mindset, innovative exploration, and respectful authenticity - no easy feats, but achievements fully on display on Chicken Skin Music.
Jimenez, now a legend that's performed with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Dr. John, remains one of the keys to Cooder being able to successfully carry out what the latter deemed a mutuality in music vision. Cooder first heard conjunto accordion fare on a Mexican radio station in his car and proceeded to teach himself the instrument while committing himself to embracing the then-local, regionalized style for the set that became Chicken Skin Music. Jimenez graces three tracks, including a ravishing interpretation of Ben E. King's Stand by Me transformed into a spiritual grounded by a norteno structure and a romantic take on Jim Reeves' He'll Have to Go recast with a bolero rhythm and saxophone-accordion duet.
Chicken Skin Music isn't limited to South of the Border geography and tradition. Steel-guitarist and vocalist Gabby Pahinui and slack-key guitar great Atta Isaacs represent the 50th state on stripped-down renditions of Hank Snow's smash Yellow Roses and the wordless Chloe. Elsewhere, gospel singers team with Cooder on the Appalachian-tinted Always Lift Them Up, the midsection of which features the Hawaiian standard Kanaka Wai Wai.
Cooder bookends everything with a pair of Leadbelly numbers - The Bourgeois Blues and Goodnight Irene - chosen after the headliner witnessed Jimenez and his band perform at a local dance. Given their ordering on the album, techniques they employ, and themes, the songs also further tighten the thematic connection the headliner makes with the standout guests. In many ways, Chicken Skin Music is the equivalent of Buena Vista Social Club more than 20 years before the latter emerged. Experience it the way Cooder and company meant it to be heard - in unparalleled fidelity.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. The Bourgeois Blues
2. I Got Mine
3. Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai Wai
4. He'll Have to Go
5. Smack Dab in the Middle
6. Stand by Me
7. Yellow Roses
9. Goodnight Irene$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
High Priest of Psychedelic VoodooPackaged With A Full Size 12x12 Color Booklet With Liner Notes And Rare Photos Plus 2 Collectible Postcards!
A Pandora's box of magical, musical voodoo from one of the most enigmatic and captivating singer/songwriters to ever emerge from the Louisiana swamps, the Night Tripper himself, Dr. John! This gorgeous sequentially numbered vinyl box set that contains 3 full length LPs pressed on heavy duty 180 gram vinyl featuring some of the Doc's best medicine including "Tipitina," "Woman Is the Root of All Evil," "Zuzu Man," "Mama Roux" and so much more!LP1
1. In the Night
3. Mean Cheatin' Woman
4. Bald Head
6. Wash, Mama, Wash
7. What Comes Around (Goes Around)
8. Quitters Never Win
9. Mama Roux
10. A Little Closer to My Home
1. Shoo Ra
2. Woman Is the Root of All Evil
3. Danger Zone
4. Just Like a Mirror
5. Helping Hand
6. Cat and Mouse Game
7. She's Just A Square
8. I Pulled the Cover Off You Two Lovers
9. Go Ahead On
10. Bring Your Love
1. Zuzu Man
2. One Night Late
3. Did She Mention My Name?
4. The Grass Looks Greener Yonder
5. New Orleans
6. The Time Had Come
7. Loser for You Baby
8. The Ear Is On Strike
9. Make Your Own$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Between The DitchesRoaring out of the southern Indiana foothills comes Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band playing a brand of Americana and Blues that stands alone. Delta blues and hillbilly fervor combine with musical acuity sharp as razor wire, this trio is a force to be reckoned with. Their new album Between The Ditches is a chronicle of this lifestyle. Their fifth album celebrates the growl of a good truck engine, the fiercest passion for their country home and the importance of family.
The uncanny ability to breathe new life into old forms of music gives the Big Damn Band a pedigree many Americana acts would kill for and an ironclad work ethic keeps them on the road playing for the people with hurricane force. Locked in with an audience, the band create their own community and welcome the crowd into it, transporting them away from their troubles to joyous release, the way great musicians have done for centuries. The Rev. J. Peyton, his wife Breezy and distant cousin Aaron "Cuz" Persinger are a living breathing embodiment of the traditions and hard work ethic native to their Brown County, Indiana home.
With a reputation for their incendiary live shows well established, The Big Damn Band set out to make the album that would finally capture the same heat. Recorded at White Arc Studio in Bloomington, Indiana, the album was produced by The Rev. Peyton and Paul Mahern (John Mellencamp, Iggy Pop) and mastered by Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Dr. John, Shins). For previous albums, the band had recorded live, straight through in the same mode as a live show. Between The Ditches came together more slowly, with care. "We approached it saying we were going to make a record this time, not just a recording," explained the Rev. He used a different guitar set up on almost every track, employing two '30s National guitars, a cigar box guitar, a custom shop Gibson flattop 1929 L2 and an Airline map electric guitar. The primary amps are custom Weber amps made by Weber speakers, both are one of a kind.
Between The Ditches features a new level of craftsmanship in both recording technique and songwriting. The guitar playing alone should put the Rev. in the same class with his much revered idols. The songwriting boasts an added maturity and runs the gamut in subject matter from the barn burning, tongue in cheek, "Shut the Screen," (where "It's too dang hot and the bugs are too dang mean") to the evils of strip mining, an issue close to the hearts of this Indiana band in, "Don't Grind It Down." There seems to be a theme expressed throughout the album and stated clearly in their first single "Devils Look Like Angels": "Devil don't live down in hell, the devil's right here doing very well."1. Devils Look Like Angels
2. Something For Nothing
3. We'll Get Through
4. Big Blue Chevy '72
5. Shut The Screen
6. Shake 'em Off Like Fleas
7. Easy Come Easy Go
8. I Don't Know
9. Don't Grind It Down
10. The Money Goes
11. Move Along Mister
12. Between The Ditches
13. Brokedown Everywhere
14. Brown County Bound$13.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Field NotesWil Blades Field Notes features guitarist Jeff Parker of Tortoise and drummer Simon Lott from New Orleans.
"He is the future to carry on the legend, the legacy of the organ, of the B-3." - Dr. Lonnie Smith
When Wil Blades sits down at the Hammond B3, count on inspired music to follow. The 34-year old, Chicago-native, Berkeley-based artist is a cornerstone organist of his generation-a modern voice in a lineage that includes giants like Richard "Groove" Holmes, Charles Earland and Brother Jack McDuff.
Having studied at the feet of the legendary Dr. Lonnie Smith and played alongside the likes of John Lee Hooker, Melvin Sparks and Idris Muhammad, Blades has absorbed the spirit of the masters. His extensive collaborations also reflect the high regard in which he's held by contemporaries, including Stanton Moore, Anders Osborne and Nicholas Payton.
Having released a critically acclaimed co-led duo album Shimmy with Medeski Martin & Wood drummer Billy Martin in 2012, Blades returns with a deeply soulful and sinuous nine-track effort, Field Notes, on which he's found fronting his own trio featuring Tortoise guitarist Jeff Parker and New Orleans' drummer Simon Lott.
From the recording's outset, it's easy to picture Blades fingers free-flowing across the keys, feet gliding along the bass pedals in a continuous dance. Syncopation drives songs like "Miller's Time" and "Addis" as the trio locks in tight to a relentless groove. But there's also a refined harmonic vision and deep affection for melody on tracks like "(I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott of You" and "Dewey" where Blades' Clavinet adds a fresh sonic dimension to the proceedings. Shades of psychedelia are weaved within "Parks 'N' Wreck," while a tip of the hat to vintage soul jazz balladry informs "Forgetful" and classic pop swing is at the heart of "I Get The Blues When It Rains."
In its sum, Field Notes is a masterful statement from an artist who's poised to keep the timeless sound of the Hammond B3 organ as vital and compelling today as it's ever been in the history of modern jazz and rock.1. Miller's Time
2. (I Can't Stand) The Whole Lott of You
6. Park N' Wreck
8. Red Lanterns Are Blue
10. I Get The Blues When It Rains$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Louisiana Blues (Colored Vinyl)
Limited Edition Of 600 On Bottleneck Brown Vinyl
Comes With A 8 Page Booklet
Over 50 years since his discovery by ethnomusicologists Dr. Harry Oster and Richard Allen in the prison farm of Angola, Louisiana, what is it that makes the blues as sung and picked by Robert Pete Williams such a singular listening experience, unequaled elsewhere in that musical form? As Peter Guralnick, in his Feel Like Going Home book writes: "It's difficult to approve the banalities of most blues singers after listening to Robert Pete Williams. More than anyone else he shatters the conventions of the form and refuses to rely upon any of the clichÉs, either of music or of lyric, which bluesman after bluesman will invoke. Instead he sings blues which reflect a unique and personal vision; he makes each song unmistakably his own."
Unfamiliar keys, clichÉ-free lyricism, spontaneity, an individualistic style in invoking his particular blues, all make Robert Pete Williams an idiosyncratic entry into the canon. It's impossible to listen to blues artists before him and hear strains of his particular style. None have matched it since. Louisiana Blues contains 10 songs recorded in the month of July 1966 out in Berkeley, California for John Fahey's Takoma imprint.1. Somebody Help Poor Me
2. Freight-Train Blues
3. It's Hard To Tell
4. I'm Going Down Slow
5. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
7. So Long Boogie
8. This Is A Mean Old World To Me
9. High As I Want To Be
10. It's A Long Old Road$21.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
For those of us who long for the days when Dr. John smeared himself with face paint, wore impossibly large headdresses, and sang about gris-gris, gumbo ya-ya, and croker courtbullion, Anutha Zone is indeed a heartening development.
In the late 60s Dr. John was a visionary musical alchemist, working with psychedelic imagery and funky rhythms to nab the rock crowd, then plying them with spooky swampland mythology and raw Southern R&B.
On Anutha Zone, Dr. John digs deep into that murky musical well once again, with stunning results. John Gris, Party Hellfire, and Soulful Warrior brilliantly fuse slow-burn grooves, sly musicianship, and Dr. John's elegantly gruff vocals, conjuring images of dark revelry down French Quarter back alleyways. This was the comeback of 1998, hands down.
The Music On Vinyl re-issue also contains the insert with a beautiful picture of the mystic man and credits information.1. Zonata
2. Ki Ya Gris Gris
3. Voices In My Head
4. Hello God
5. John Gris
6. Party Hellfire
7. I Don't Wanna Know
8. Anutha Zone
9. I Like Ki Yoka
10. The Olive Tree
11. Soulful Warrior
12. The Stroke
13. Sweet Home New Orleans$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dr. John's GumboImport
The fifth album by Dr. John, aka the Night Tripper is also heralded as his richest album to date. Dr John's Gumbo was released in 1972 and is in many ways a tribute to his hometown New Orleans. It features excellent interpretations of New Orleans traditionals (Iko Iko, Tipitina, Junko Partner and Stack-O-Lee) and contemporary R&B written or played by the likes of Huey Piano Smith (Blow Wind Blow and Huey Smith Medley) Earl King and Earl Gaines (Big Chief, Let The Good Times Roll and Lonely Lonely Nights). Dr. John delivers a strong set of infectious songs drenched in good vibes and spiced with a pinch of voodoo. His eccentric (stage) appearance added unique colour to his stature as master of the ivories and entertainer pur sang.1. Iko Iko
2. Blow Wind Blow
3. Big Chief
4. Somebody Changed The Lock
5. Mess Around
6. Let The Good Times Roll
7. Junko Partner
10. Those Lonely Lonely Nights
11. Huey Smith Medley: High Blood Pressure/Don't You Just Know It/Well I'll Be John Brown
12. Little Liza Jane$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Crawfish FiestaPresenting an all-time best-selling Alligator title available for the first time in over 20 years on vinyl! 180 gram vinyl reissue of the last studio release from New Orleans piano legend Professor Longhair, critically acclaimed as the best of his storied career. All original tracks have been remastered and joined by a bonus track, Percy Mayfield's River's Invitation. Entire album features multiple Grammy Award-winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Dr. John on guitar. Nearly 95,000 units of this title have been sold in all formats.1. Big Chief
2. Her Mind Is Gone
3. Something On Your Mind
4. You're Driving Me Crazy
5. Red Beans
6. Willie Fugal's Blues
7. It's My Fault, Darling
8. In The Wee Wee Hours
9. Cry To Me
10. Bald Head
11. Whole Lotta Loving
12. Crawfish Fiesta$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
MVDR-MVD-2913xJohnny Winter & Dr. John
Live In Sweden 1987Blues legend Johnny Winter is joined by the equally legendary Dr. John on Swedish TV, recorded in 1987. From the opening notes of Sound the Bell to the finale of a positively incendiary Jumpin Jack Flash, Winter is in great form. The blues and rock take a side trip to New Orleans when the masterful Dr. John joins the band on piano.1. Sound The Bell
2. Don't Take Advantage of Me
3. Mojo Boogie
4. Sugar Sweet
5. Love Life & Money
6. Jumpin Jack Flash$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
First LP Performed Entirely By Gov't Mule
Second LP Features Renditions By Guest Musicians
Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov't Mule. Now the enduring group fronted by visionary
singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns with their first album in four years - their Blue Note Records debut Shout!, a breath-taking, exploratory double disc set.
Shout!'s second disc shines a beam on a guest list of famed interpreters that includes Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Dr.
John, Toots Hibbert, Grace Potter, Myles Kennedy and Jim James, who each delivered an alternate vocal performance of one of the first disc's new Gov't
Mule tunes.LP 1: Songs Performed By Gov't Mule
1. World Boss
2. No Reward
3. Whisper In Your Soul
5. Scared To Live
6. Stoop So Low
7. Forsaken Savior
8. Done Got Wise
9. When the World Gets Small
10. Funny Little Tragedy
11. Bring On the Music
LP 2: Songs Performed By Guest Musicians
1. World Boss (feat. Ben Harper)
2. No Reward (feat. Glenn Hughes)
3. Whisper In Your Soul (feat. Grace Potter)
4. Captured (feat. Jim James)
5. Scared to Live (feat. Toots Hibbert)
6. Stoop So Low (feat. Dr. John)
7. Forsaken Savior (feat. Dave Matthews)
8. Done Go t Wise (feat. Myles Kennedy)
9. When the World Gets Small (feat. Steve Winwood)
10. Funny Little Tragedy (feat. Elvis Costello)
11. Bring On the Music (feat. Ty Taylor)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Red Beans And Weiss
Executive Produced By Johnny Depp and Tom Waits
Which Chuck E. Weiss do we talk about here? The one who so impressed blues legends Lightnin'
Hopkins and Willie Dixon as a Denver teenager that they took him out in their road bands? The one
who lived in LA's Tropicana Hotel in the 70s alongside Tom Waits and Rickie Lee Jones, ending up
namechecked on the classic Waits albums Small Change and Nighthawks at the Diner, and in Rickie Lee Jones' hit "Chuck E.'s in Love"? The one who has recorded with Tom Waits, Muddy Waters,
Howlin' Wolf, Roger Miller, Dr. John, Willie Dixon? Whichever Chuck E. Weiss you choose, he's a
legend, and his new album Red Beans and Weiss delivers on the big personality. Executive produced
by Johnny Depp and Tom Waits, Red Beans and Weiss blends blues, barrelhouse, and bluster into
a highly entertaining whole.1. Tupelo Joe
3. Boston Blackie
4. That Knucklehead Stuff
5. Bomb The Tracks
6. Exile On Main Street Blues
7. Kokamo (Boy Bruce)
8. Hey Pendejo
9. Dead Man's Shoes
10. Old New Song
11. The Hink-A-Dink
12. Oo Poo Pa Do In The Rebop
13. Willy's In The Pee Pee House$21.99Vinyl LP + CD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
American TunesNonesuch releases American Tunes, a new studio album by legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. Toussaint had just completed the album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. Recording took place at two sets of sessions with producer Joe Henry: solo piano at Toussaint's New Orleans home studio in 2013, and with the rhythm section of Jay Bellerose and David Piltch-joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks-in Los Angeles in October 2015. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others.
Allen Toussaint's work as composer, producer, arranger, and performer, especially in the 1960s and '70s, helped shape the sound of R&B, soul, and funk as we know it today. He collaborated memorably with artists ranging from Lee Dorsey and Ernie K. Doe to the Pointer Sisters and Labelle, from the Meters and Dr. John to the Band and Paul McCartney. The New York Times recently said, In Mr. Toussaint's long career as songwriter, arranger and producer he has honed a piano style that's supportive and allusive; a little trill or tremolo sums up all the splashy joys of New Orleans patriarchs like Professor Longhair and James Booker, and a syncopated chord under right-hand octaves summons gospel. Mr. Toussaint has the two-fisted, rippling vocabulary of the city's piano legacy, but he uses it in dapper ways.
Toussaint's children, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux and Clarence Reginald Toussaint, who have long served as their father's managers, said of the American Tunes album, Our father approached this project with great care and understanding of the songs selected and paid true homage to Professor Longhair, his musical hero. He wanted to bring as much of the Toussaint touch as he could to these wonderful classics.
Nonesuch previously released The Bright Mississippi in 2009. Also produced by Henry, the record includes songs by jazz greats such as Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn. The album received tremendous critical praise, with the Boston Globe saying it couldn't sound more like New Orleans. (Toussaint) revisits jazz classics and takes them for a stroll through Preservation Hall, imbuing his own funky brand of pop-song charisma. The results are coolly sophisticated, an unfussy, mostly instrumental set of slink-and-slide joints shot through with a harmonic imagination that turns even a traditional hymn into an after-hours swing Toussaint's musical soul guides all, making the classics sound like his own.
That project indirectly grew from Toussaint's contributions to Our New Orleans, the benefit album that Nonesuch released in fall 2005 to aid hurricane victims in the wake of the Katrina disaster. That collection opens with a version of Yes We Can Can, the Toussaint song the Pointer Sisters made famous, newly recorded with producer Joe Henry, and it included a solo piano piece, Tipitina and Me, co-written by Toussaint in tribute to Professor Longhair.
Joe Henry had first worked with Toussaint when he invited the pianist to join the sessions for I Believe to My Soul, a studio convocation of mature R&B stars. Henry subsequently acted as producer on Toussaint's post-Katrina collaboration with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse. He describes the most recent sessions: I have been working with Allen Toussaint-under his spell and subject to his influence-for a full decade now. He was a quiet radical, musically-speaking, and a prince of great humility.LP 1
1. Delores' Boyfriend
2. Viper's Drag
3. Confessin' (That I Love You)
4. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
5. Lotus Blossom
6. Waltz For Debby
7. Big Chief
8. Rocks In My Bed
9. Danza, Op. 33
10. Hey Little Girl
2. Come Sunday
3. Southern Nights
4. American Tune
5. Her Mind Is Gone
6. Moon River
7. Bald Head$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Performance: Rockin' The FillmoreFeaturing Dead-Quiet Surfaces, This Wax Cathedral LP is Pressed at RTI, America's best record plant!
At the turn of the 1970s, Humble Pie rivaled Led Zeppelin as the biggest blues-rock band in the world. Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore demonstrates why. Capturing the group at the height of its powers, the live set smokes with outlandish energy, virtuosic interplay, rhythmic might, and blistering grooves. Guitarist Peter Frampton and vocalist Steve Marriott use their individual star power to complement rather than compete with one another, while the remainder of the band follows suit with similar intensity.
Soaring on the strength of Frampton's struck-by-lightning melodies and Marriott's soulful high-pitched deliveries, Humble Pie personifies classic 1970s hard rock throughout this set, defined by zealous reinventions of songs by Willie Dixon, Ray
Charles, and Dr. John. The group appropriates the classics as its own, with twin guitars harmonizing and harmonicas blowing, the original arrangements extended and reshaped, the band members pushing each other at every turn. That Frampton departed shortly after this San Francisco concert makes this album all the more memorable.
Remarkable, too, are the two epic workouts, one a 23-minute-plus jam on Dr. John's "I Walk on Gilded Splinters"-listen for the sound of the bottle dropping at the beginning-and the other an inventive perusal of Muddy Waters' "Rollin' Stone" that
closes with a boogie-based rendition of "My Babe." Frampton, Marriott, and Co. were never as good as they are here.
Music sounds better on vinyl. Especially when it's experienced on new pressings from RTI, America's finest record plant. Introducing Wax Cathedral, an imprint focused on reissuing great albums on LP, complete with dead-quiet surfaces and authentically replicated artwork. Wax Cathedral goes where few other labels dare, restoring titles from diverse genres, myriad eras, and recognizable artists beloved by generations of listeners. Wax Cathedral is all about bringing back quality vinyl titles that have been out-of-print on LP for decades, and having fun in the process. Get your turntables ready.1. Four Day Creep
2. I'm Ready
3. Stone Cold Fever
4. I Walk on Gilded Splinters
5. Rollin' Stone
6. Hallelujah I Love Her So
7. I Don't Need No Doctor$33.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-UME-2869xThe Rolling Stones
Exile On Main StreetRanked 7/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Upon its original 1972 release more than three decades ago, Exile on Main Street innovatively wove varying musical genres, instruments and even artists into a compelling rhythmic masterpiece. The 18-track double-album was recorded in various stages at multiple locations, including Olympic Studios in London, Keith Richards' mansion Nellcote in France, and in Los Angeles where the literal 'Main Street' influenced the album title. These atypical circumstances surrounding the recording process greatly affected the album's outcome which was highly reflective and influenced by the socio-political turbulence that marked the late `60s and early `70s.
The Stones nixed the influences of a flower-child era and directed their creative process with the edgier, excessive, more is more approach of the `70s. Exile reveals a sprawling mix of genres with undertones of blues, country, R&B and gospel mixed with lyrics that fervently demand for release and liberation.
The album pulled together an electric array of talent including Dr. John, the late Billy Preston, and pianist Nicky Hopkins. Guitarist Mick Taylor, who replaced Brian Jones in the band shortly before Jones died in 1969, is a magnificent blues player who brought an intensity and elegance to these epic tracks. At times, these musicians and others lived on the recording studio premises with the band creating an extremely open and creative collaboration for the album.1. Rocks Off
2. Rip This Joint
3. Shake Your Hips
4. Casino Boogie
5. Tumbling Dice
6. Sweet Virginia
7. Torn And Frayed
8. Sweet Black Angel
9. Loving Cup
11. Turd On The Run
12. Ventilator Blues
13. I Just Want To See His Face
14. Let It Loose
15. All Down The Line
16. Stop Breaking Down
17. Shine A Light
18. Soul Survivor$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dr. Byrds & Mr. HydeA key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.
Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!1. This Wheel's On Fire
2. Old Blue
3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
4. Child Of The Universe
5. Nashville West
6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
7. King Apathy III
9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
11. My Back Pages
12. B.J. Blues
13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Step BackBlues legend Johnny Winter will release a new studio album, Step Back, via Megaforce Records. The album, the followup to 2011's Roots, will find Winter exploring a more aggressive vintage-blues style.
The album also will feature a host of special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, Leslie West, Brian Setzer and Joe Bonnamassa.
"If there's good people, other good musicians, people enjoy it. I just love it, Winter says. [Step Back] is just to bring it to the people of today who haven't listened to the old music. It's better than anything they hear today.
Produced by Winter's guitarist, Paul Nelson, Step Back opens with "Unchain My Heart," which features Winter and his band joined by the Blues Brothers horns. ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons is featured on "Where Can You Be."
"I never had the opportunity to jam with him [in the Sixties and Seventies]," Gibbons says. "I was content to remain in awe and admiration."
"If it weren't for Johnny Winter, I would have never picked up the guitar," adds Aerosmith's Joe Perry, who joins Winter on Lightnin' Hopkins' "Mojo Hand."
Other highlights include Winter's guitar and vocal trade-offs with Harper on Willie Dixon's "Can't Hold Out (Talk to Me Baby)," Winter and Clapton's rendition of Bobby Bland's "Don't Want No Woman" and Winter and Dr. John honoring Fats Domino with "Blue Monday."
"When you hear that sound come out of that Firebird guitar, you know it can be the one and only Johnny Winter," says Setzer, who is featured on Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown's "Okie Dokie Stomp."
- Jackson Maxwell (Guitar World)1. Unchain My Heart - Johnny Winter
2. Can't Hold Out (Talk To Me Baby) - Johnny Winter with Ben Harper
3. Don't Want No Woman - Johnny Winter with Eric Clapton
4. Killing Floor - Johnny Winter with Paul Nelson
5. Who Do You Love - Johnny Winter
6. Okie Dokie Stomp - Johnny Winter with Brian Setzer
7. Where Can You Be - Johnny Winter with Billy Gibbons
8. Sweet Sixteen - Johnny Winter with Joe Bonamassa
9. Death Letter -Johnny Winter
10. My Babe - Johnny Winter with Jason Ricci
11. Long Tall Sally - Johnny Winter with Leslie West
12. Mojo Hand - Johnny Winter with Joe Perry
13. Blue Monday - Johnny Winter with Dr. John$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live In Holland 1971When the Byrds cut the two songs featured on Live In Holland 1971 they may have been nearing the end of the trail, but this totally revamped Byrds lineup had plenty of firepower left in their mighty arsenal. Byrds founding member/vocalist/12-string legend Roger McGuinnalong with guitar whiz Clarence White, bassist Skip Battin and drummer Gene Parsonssound better than ever sailing through muscular renditions of new Byrds fave (and Dr. John tribute) Lover Of The Bayou and Dylan country-rock staple You Aint Goin Nowhere. McGuinn admits he kept the name of the legendary Los Angeles combo intact for the sake of his old pal (and new fretboard foil). Clarence White always wanted to be in the Byrds ... and now he had his chance. says McGuinn.1. Lover of the Bayou
2. You Aint Goin Nowhere$9.997 Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
James Bond: Dr. No SoundtrackThe Dr. No Soundtrack to Ian Fleming's 007 James Bond film of the same name was originally issued in 1963, although the film was released in June 1962.
Dr. No is the original soundtrack for the first James Bond film of the same name.
Composer Monty Norman was selected by producer Albert R. Broccoli after Broccoli backed a musical of Norman's Belle or The Ballad of Dr. Crippen written by Wolf Mankowitz, a frequent collaborator with Norman and an original screenwriter for Dr. No. Norman accompanied the producers and film crew to Jamaica.
The original James Bond Theme was written by Norman. John Barry, who would later go on to compose the music for eleven Bond films, arranged the theme, but was uncredited - except for the credit of his orchestra playing the final piece. It has occasionally been suggested that Barry, not Norman, composed the theme. This argument has been the subject of two court cases, the most recent in 2001.Some portions of the theme are, however, based on music Norman composed for a stage musical several years previously.
The soundtrack album of Dr. No was not originally issued to coincide with the film's initial release in October 1962. However, in addition to his fee for orchestrating the James Bond Theme, Barry was allowed to perform a different orchestration of the theme on Columbia Records. This became a top ten hit in the U.K. The soundtrack album came out after the U.S. release of Dr. No in June 1963 with American single recordings of The James Bond Theme by Al Caiola and Leroy Holmes on United Artists Records and Si Zentner on Liberty Records. In addition to Barry's orchestration of the James Bond Theme several of the album's tracks were performed by Byron Lee and the Dragonaires who appear in the film performing Jump Up. The song Under the Mango Tree was performed by an uncredited Diana Coupland, Norman's wife at the time, backed by Ernest Ranglin on guitar. Ranglin also played on several other tracks. Other musicians to record for the soundtrack included Carlos Malcolm. None of the Eric Rogers-orchestrated tracks appear on the soundtrack album.1. James Bond Theme
2. Kingston Calypso
3. Jamaican Rock
4. Jump Up
5. Audio Bongo
6. Under the Mango Tree
7. Twisting With james
8. Jamaica Jazz
9. Under the Mango Tree
10. Jump Up
11. Dr. No's Fantasy
12. Kingston Calypso
13. The Island Speaks
14. Underneath the Mango Tree
15. The Boy's Chase
16. Dr. No's Theme
17. The James Bond Theme
18. Love At Last$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dr. Demento Covered in PunkWind up your radio dementites and dementoids-the doctor is in!
This extra-special two-hour demented punk extravaganza is an audio oddity unlike anything else! An eclectic mix of artists from the world of classic and contemporary punk/indie/alt-rock have assembled, along with special guest stars from film, TV and more, to pay homage to radio icon Dr. Demento (a world-renowned institution who has championed novelty music and its creators since the 1970s), for this mind-blowing compilation. Over thirty different, never before released, all-new 'punk' cover versions of 'mad music and crazy comedy' songs famously heard on the airwaves of the legendary "Dr. Demento Show"-have been intermixed with 'wildcard' tracks showcasing some incredible, newly 'demented' versions of punk-rock classics!
The result is a uniquely original, highly entertaining, modern-day homage to Dr. Demento's classic radio show, and its undeniable impact on popular culture. This bizarro broadcast from beyond the fringe is hosted by Dr. Demento himself, offering up interesting factoids and anecdotes between songs, with celebrity guest ID spots, creatively crafted bumper segments, and more 'demented' surprises tying it all together into an unconventional take on the traditional radio show format.
Over two-full hours, a total of 64 tracks-all created specifically for "Dr. Demento Covered in Punk"!
The three-disc vinyl LP come with an equally entertaining full-color booklet jam-packed with extensive liner notes and quotes personally written by the artists, a forward by producer John Cafiero (Misfits, Ramones, Osaka Popstar), an Afterword by Dr. Demento, as well as facts, photos, and an array of dynamic paintings and illustrations created specifically for the project by a team of visual artists spanning the world of comic books, classic punk-rock album covers, Topps Trading card series, Mad Magazine and more.
Joined by everyone from the Misfits, Joan Jett, Fred Schneider of the B52s, to "Weird Al" Yankovic, the late Adam "Batman" West (in one of his final performances), and Captain Kirk himself, William Shatner-(to name just a few), the Doctor is in and he's 'Covered in Punk'!!
About Dr. Demento: The Dr. Demento Show has been celebrating 'mad music and crazy comedy' on the airwaves playing everything from Spike Jones to Frank Zappa for nearly five decades. Responsible for introducing the world to its #1 most requested song of all time, "Fish Heads", and launching the career of the most successful artist in the entire history of funny music-"Weird Al" Yankovic; the world-famous Doctor's influence on pop culture has earned him induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame, a documentary feature film on his life and career currently in production, and even an appearance on The Simpsons.LP 1
1. Dr. Demento Opening Theme (Pico & Sepulveda) / Artist: Osaka Popstar's Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
2. Demento Segment I / Artist: Dr. Demento and Osaka Popstar
3. Fish Heads / Artist: Osaka Popstar
4. Demento Segment II / Artist: Dr. Demento and Barnes & Barnes
5. Garbageman / Artist: William Shatner
6. Shaving Cream (Punk Lyrics) / Artist: "Uncle Floyd" Vivino & Oogie
7. Demento Segment III
8. Fluffy / Artist: Fred Schneider
9. Demento Segment IV / Artist: Dr. Demento & Gloria Balsam
10. Dead Puppies / Artist: James Kochalka Superstar
11. Demento Segment V
12. Surfin' Bird / Artist: Nobunny
13. Rat Fink / Artist: Balzac
14. Demento Segment VI
15. I Like / Artist: Colleen Green
16. Demento Segment VII
17. Creature With The Atom Brain / Artist: Quintron & Miss Pussycat
18. I Love Beans / Artist: The Meatmen
19. It's A Gas / Artist: Los Straitjackets
20. Demento Segment VIII
1. Brak Takeover / Artist: Brak & Dr. Demento
2. Institutionalized / Artist: Brak
3. Demento Segment IX / Artist: Brak, Dr. Demento & Oglethorpe
4. Eat It / Artist: Shonen Knife
5. Batman Theme / Artist: The Hamburglars
6. The Thing / Artist: Adam West
7. Adam West ID / Artist: Adam West
8. Science Fiction/Double Feature / Artist: Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
9. Demento Segment X
10. Gloria Balsam Closing ID / Artist: Gloria Balsam
11. Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme / Artist: Osaka Popstar
12. Demento Segment XI
13. National Brotherhood Week / Artist: The Vandals
14. Demento Segment XII / Artist: Dr. Demento & Tom Lehrer
15. Mah Na Mah Na / Artist: The Kipper Kids
16. Demento Segment XIII
17. Those Two Dreadful Children / Artist: Rasputina
18. Suicide Is Painless (Theme from M*A*S*H) / Artist: JuiceheaD
19. Demento Segment XIV / Artist: Dr. Demento & Moon Unit Zappa
20. Disco Boy / Artist: Missing Persons
1. Telephone Man / Artist: Quintron & Miss Pussycat
2. Demento Segment XV / Artist: Dr. Demento
3. Punk Rock Girl / Artist: Philly Boy Roy
4. Lydia, The Tattooed Lady / Artist: The Dead Milkmen
5. Demento Segment XVI
6. Me And My Vibrator / Artist: Caroline & The Treats
7. Monster / Artist: Nobunny
8. Demento Segment XVII / Artist: Dr. Demento & MC Pee Pants
9. My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama / Artist: The Meatmen
10. Demento Segment XVIII / Artist: Dr. Demento & Bobby "Boris" Pickett
11. Monster Mash / Artist: The Kids of Widney High
12. Elvira Mistress of the Dark (Intro) / Artist: Elvira Mistress of the Dark
13. The Cockroach That Ate Cincinnati / Artist: The Misfits
14. Demento Segment XIX
15. Pico & Sepulveda / Artist: Osaka Popstar
16. Demento Segment XX / Artist: Dr. Demento & "Weird Al" Yankovic
17. Beat On The Brat / Artist: "Weird Al" Yankovic
18. Shaving Cream (Reprise, Traditional Lyrics) / Artist: "Uncle Floyd" Vivino & Oogie
19. Demento Segment XXI / Artist: Dr. Demento and Uncle Floyd & Oogie
20. Dr. Demento Show Outro / Artist: Dr. Demento with "Uncle Floyd" Vivino
21. Cheerio, Cherry Lips, Cheerio / Artist: "Uncle Floyd" Vivino
22. Dr. Demento Covered In Punk Theme (Reprise) / Artist: Osaka Popstar
23. Dr. Demento Theme (Reprise) (Pico & Sepulveda) / Artist: Osaka Popstar's Demented Punk Orchestra with the Roto Rooter Goodtime Christmas Band
24. Brak Closing Message / Artist: Brak$69.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Twelve Dreams Of Dr. SardonicusSpirit's 1970 classic Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus (produced by longtime Neil Young collaborator David Briggs) is widely acknowledged as the band's magnum opus. The fourth and final collaboration by the band's classic original lineup of Randy California, Jay Ferguson, Mark Andes, John Locke and Ed Cassidy, the 12-song set reflects the quintet's one-of-a-kind mix of talents and personalities. Spirit's unique musical vision is reflected in their trademark hit Nature's Way, which remains a staple of classic rock radio, along with such favorites as Prelude-Nothin' to Hide, Animal Zoo, Mr. Skin and Morning Will Come.
Out of print on vinyl for more than two decades, Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus has been meticulously restored to its original two-sided glory for this LP reissue, using Sundazed's usual exacting standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, reproducing the album's distinctive original cover art.1. Prelude/Nothin' to Hide
2. Nature's Way
3. Animal Zoo
4. Love Has Found a Way
5. Why Can't I Be Free
6. Mr. Skin
7. Space Child
8. When I Touch You
9. Street Worm
10. Life Has Just Begun
11. Morning Will Come
12. Solider$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now