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  • American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure) American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure)

    German jazz publicist Joachim-Ernst Berendt first had the idea of bringing original African-American blues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person.



    Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau brought this idea to reality. By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.
    The concerts featured some of the leading blues artists of the 1960s, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson along with blues legends from an earlier period such as Sleepy John Estes, John Henry Barbee & Lightnin' Hopkins.



    Attendees at Manchester in 1962, the first ever venue for the festival in Britain, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Subsequent attendees at the first London festivals are believed to have also included such influential musicians as Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood. Collectively these were the primary movers in the blues explosion that would lead to the British Invasion.



    Musicians:



    • Sonny Boy Williamson (vocal, harpsichord)

    • Hubert Sumlin (guitar)

    • Willie Dixon (bass)

    • Clifton James (drums)

    • Sunnyland Slim (vocal, piano)

    • Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf (guitar, vocal)

    • Hammie Nixon (harpsichord, jug)




    Recording: October 1964 live at Musikhalle Hamburg, Germany, by Peter Kramper

    Production: Siegfried E. Loch



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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

    1. I'm Trying To Make London My Home
    2. Dissatisfied
    3. Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
    4. Ain't It A Pity
    5. Baby Please Don't Go
    6. I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
    7. Cotton Pickin' Blues
    8. No Title Boogie
    9. Slip In Mules
    10. Dust My Broom
    Various Artists
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  • Folk Songs & Instrumentals With Guitar Folk Songs & Instrumentals With Guitar Quick View

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    Folk Songs & Instrumentals With Guitar

    Folk Songs And Instrumentals With Guitar is the very first album from the late, legendary folk-blues guitarist and singer Elizabeth Cotton. Featuring her oft-covered classic tune, the titular "Freight Train" and her idiosyncratic, self-taught upside-down left-handed guitar playing style, this is an absolutely essential collection from an American folk legend lovingly reissued here on vinyl in an exact replica of the original paste-on Folkways jacket with booklet.
    1. Wilson Rag
    2. Freight Train
    3. Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
    4. I Don't Love Nobody
    5. Ain't Got No Honey Baby Now
    6. Graduation March
    7. Honey Babe Your Papa Cares For You
    8. Vastopol
    9. Here Old Rattler Here/Sent For My Fiddle Sent For My Bow/George Buck
    10. Run...Run/Mama Your Son Done Gone
    11. Sweet Bye and Bye/What A Friend We Have In Jesus
    12. Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie
    13. Spanish Flang Dang
    14. When I Get Home
    Elizabeth Cotten
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  • A Folk Set Apart A Folk Set Apart Quick View

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    A Folk Set Apart

    Cass McCombs' new anthology, A Folk Set Apart, is subtitled "Rarities, B-Sides & Space
    Junk, Etc." which is, on the surface, true but it's so much more than that. It's an alternate
    retelling of the last decade and a half of an enigmatic career built on immaculate
    songwriting but short on "breakthrough success." While it contains none of McCombs'
    better known songs from his seven full-lengths, he would have you believe this is his favorite
    album.


    The compilation starts off with the very first song to be released by McCombs, "I Cannot
    Lie" and, as is the case with many of McCombs gems, is told in the first person. Often, the
    temptation is to assume the autobiographical with McCombs and long-time fans surely have
    formed some mental picture of the elusive musician, but to do so would be to proceed at
    your own risk. McCombs knows his mythology is littered with misdirects, rumors and half
    truths and quite frankly none of our business.


    And McCombs is right, actually. In spite of its compilation status, nineteen tracks in all . This very well
    may be the most compelling album he's released, not because the original albums are
    lacking in their own charms, but there is something fascinating in the sprawl: chugging lo-fi,
    downtrodden gems, rambling rave-ups, political anthems, lysergic outtakes, wistful laments
    and an appropriate bookend on our own decade-long professional relationship with one of
    the greatest songwriters of the 21st Century. Fare thee well, Cass.

    1. I Cannot Lie
    2. A.Y.D.
    3. Oatmeal
    4. Twins
    5. Minimum Wage
    6. Poet's Day (Alt Version)
    7. An Other
    8. Bradley Manning
    9. Evangeline (Alt Version)
    10. Empty Promises
    11. If You Loved Me Before . . .
    12. Three Men Sitting On A Hollow Log
    13. Lost River/Old River
    14. Old As Angry
    15. Texas
    16. Night Of The World
    17. Traffic Of Souls
    18. Catacombs Cow Cow Boogie
    19. The State Will Take Care Of Me
    Cass McCombs
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    Ghost Notes

    The members of LA's Everest have worked with or been members of Sebadoh, The Folk Implosion, Earlimart, Mike Stinson, Slydell, John Vanderslice, and The Watson Twins. Deluxe LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Everest? Hellfire - Radio Free Silverlake.
    1. Rebels In The Roses
    2. Trees
    3. Into Your Soft Heart
    4. Reloader
    5. Only In Your Mind
    6. Black Covers
    7. Angry Storm
    8. Stumble Waltz
    9. I See It In Your Eyes
    10. Standing By
    11. Taking On The Future
    Everest
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  • The Great Despiser (Awaiting Repress) The Great Despiser (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Great Despiser (Awaiting Repress)

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    The Great Despiser, the new album from celebrated singer/songwriter Joe Pug, is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed full-length debut, Messenger, and his wildly popular word-of-mouth EP, Nation of Heat. The 11-track release was recorded in Chicago with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, Califone). In addition to Pug, the album features various acclaimed musicians, including Sam Kassirer (Jos Ritter, Langhorne Slim) on piano, organ and marimba as well as backing vocals from The Hold Steady's Craig Finn on the album's title track. Pug has toured alongside Steve Earl, M. Ward and Josh Ritter and has recently performed at both Lollapalooza and the Newport Folk Festival.


    Not only does Chicago-based singer have a beautifully mature voice, but the lyrics possess wisdom seemingly beyond his age. Pair that with his powerful songwriting and it's nearly impossible to avoid drawing comparisons between Pug and folk legends like Bob Dylan or contemporaries like Josh Ritter. - NPR Music

    1. Hymn #76
    2. Those Thankless Years
    3. The Great Despiser
    4. A Gentle Few
    5. Ours
    6. Silver Harps
    7. Stronger Than The World
    8. One of Many
    9. Neither Do I Need A Witness
    10. The Servant's Ace
    11. Deep Dark Wells
    Joe Pug
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  • Presents The Holy Strangers Presents The Holy Strangers Quick View

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    Presents The Holy Strangers

    Micah P. Hinson's new album Presents The Holy Strangers is described by the artist as being a modern folk opera. Telling the story of a war time family, going from birth to love, to marriage and children, to war and betrayal, murder to suicide - spanning all of the strange and glorious places life can lead. We follow their story, we see their decisions, we see their faults and their beauty. We live with them, we die with them.

    Two years in the making, Micah wrote and recorded The Holy Strangers in Denison, Texas, incorporating ancient reel to reels, analogue keyboards, old Tascam and Yamaha desks. The recording only entered the digital realm once pre-mastering took place.

    Split across two pieces of the vinyl, the 14 tracks which make up The Holy Strangers are at times sparse and haunting; at other times luscious, maybe even euphoric. From the Johnny Cash-style country single Lover's Lane, to the album's broad, spoken-word centrepiece Micah Book One The Holy Strangers covers a lot of ground over the course of its hour long running time, appealing to both long-time fans and new ones alike.

    1. The Temptation
    2. The Great Void
    3. Lover's Lane
    4. The Years Tire On
    5. Oh, Spaceman
    6. The Holy Strangers
    7. Micah Book One
    8. The War
    9. The Darling
    10. The Awakening
    11. The Last Song
    12. The Memorial Day Massacre
    13. The Lady From Abilene
    14. Come By Here
    Micah P. Hinson
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  • Feast Of The Hunters' Moon Feast Of The Hunters' Moon Quick View

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    Feast Of The Hunters' Moon

    Sugar Hill Records is proud to announce the upcoming release of Feast of the Hunters' Moon, the debut album from Portland, Oregon-based Black Prairie. Featuring three-fifths of The Decemberists and two of the city's finest folk stylists, the heavily acoustic debut was produced by Tucker Martine (The Decemberists, Death Cab for Cutie) and embodies the rich sonic landscape of the Portland music scene while integrating the diverse backgrounds of its members. As described by dobroist Chris Funk, the band's sound bridges the music of Clarence White and Ennio Morricone in a way that defies genre characterization.


    Decemberists guitarist Funk and bassist Nate Query hatched the plan to start a primarily instrumental string band while on the road. Funk began to spend time playing the square-necked Dobro guitar, and the pair recruited fellow Decemberist Jenny Conlee to play accordion. Portland musicians Annalisa Tornfelt and Jon Neufeld then filled out the ranks on violin and guitar, respectively.


    Black Prairie's songs consist mostly of instrumentals; their arrangements draw from bluegrass and old-time string band traditions, while Conlee's accordion and Tornfelt's violin instill klezmer and gypsy elements to the band's unique and vibrant sound. The quintet sometimes takes an almost-classical approach to composition, with songs containing multiple movements that ebb and flow in a way that differs greatly from traditional pop or bluegrass structure. The band decided it would be a shame not to make use of Tornfelt's vocal ability, so she sings on a handful of tracks as well. The thirteen album tracks include mostly original compositions by the five band members, with a smattering of traditional material intertwined throughout.

    1. Across the Black Prairie

    2. Red Rocking Chair

    3. Back Alley

    4. Ostinato Del Caminito

    5. A Prairie Musette

    6. Crooked Little Heart

    7. Annie McGuire

    8. Atrocity at Celilo Falls

    9. Tango Oscuro

    10. Single Mistake

    11. Full Moon in June

    12. Home Made Lemonade

    13. The Blackest Crow
    Black Prairie
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  • Punchbuzz Punchbuzz Quick View

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    Punchbuzz

    When Husky returned to the familiar sites and sounds of Melbourne late in 2015, the singer-songwriter sought sanctuary at a creative hub called The Hotel - "an old mansion that serves as a home, way station, salon, oasis for artists, eccentrics, night owls and sojourners passing through or needing to hang up their skates for a while.


    "Melbourne was new to me as it always is when I return from being away. But it was also full of ghosts - remnants of my past life, people who were no longer around, places that were at once familiar and foreign, memories that drifted through my dreams and waking thoughts, becoming fused and inseparable. I slept little but dreamt a lot. My dreams were of the past, they took me back over and over again when what I wanted was to start again, to find something brand new. Ghost was part of a process of coming to terms with this half asleep, half awake, somewhere between the haunted past and the sunlit possibility of tomorrow."


    It was at The Hotel, readjusting to Melbourne life, that 'Ghost' and the album Punchbuzz were born. Shaped by the duo's recent experiences, Punchbuzz finds Husky tapping into something that hadn't previously come to the fore on their debut album Forever So or much-loved follow-up Ruckers Hill. It sees the band swapping their signature folk sound for streamlined indie rock that lopes ahead with widescreen atmosphere, dark lyrics, and newly muscled melodies. Sharp, lean, and driving, the album more than lives up to the dynamic imperative of its title.

    1. Ghost
    2. Shark Fin
    3. Punchbuzz
    4. Late Night Store
    5. Cut The Air
    6. Splinters In The Fire
    7. Walking In Your Sleep
    8. Cracks In The Pavement
    10. Flower Drum
    11. Spaces Between Heartbeats
    Husky
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  • Closing Time Closing Time Quick View

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    Closing Time

    When unassuming young Orkney music-maker Erland Cooper picked up his guitar and travelled the length of the country to play a show in London's
    Notting Hill, little did he know that a chance encounter with musical veteran Simon Tong (The Verve, The Good The Bad & The Queen, and Gorillaz)
    would be the start of a unique songwriting friendship. Together they formed Erland & The Carnival and now, nearly a decade later, arrives Closing Time -
    the band's third, most accomplished album yet.


    Opening a new chapter, Closing Time is an understated, inward looking collection of songs that feature stunning string arrangements and Erland's
    impassioned vocals at centre stage. But rather than the modern folk adaptations of traditional songs, children's poems, and ancient literature on the
    band's earlier albums or the pair's recent conceptual folklore project The Magnetic North, this time the band tell tales of a more personal nature.
    "Previously we didn't know what we wanted to say or how to say it and would use stories and direct references to help us get to a place we could feel
    secure," admits Simon. Erland adds; "in making this record we discarded an album's worth of material that sounded like the first two albums. We wanted
    to make something different - doing another Jackson C Frank cover wasn't an option."


    Above all, Closing Time is the very first time the listener can truly hear the wholly collaborative process that is Erland & The Carnival. Lyrical and musical
    duties have always been shared, yet here the combined creativity of the pair's working friendship is only solidified with Erland taking a more 'hands on'
    approach to production. The string arrangements, brought about by the album's unashamed twisted and selfish love song 'Quiet Love', were scored by
    Simon before being recorded by a quartet in his living room later that week.


    Recorded in Damon Albarn's studio13 with previous Erland & The Carnival engineer Steve Sedgewick and mixed by London Grammar producer Tim Bran
    with Paul Weller guesting on two tracks. Despite creating more than 40 songs in the process of writing the album ("Some of the song melodies and ideas
    on this may have even been written when I was 21 to be honest. 'Hopeless' certainly was," admits Erland), it was a brilliantly spontaneous and productive
    time taking just over 3 days to come to fruition. "We learnt to be incredibly disciplined" tells Simon. "It feels like pruning a tree - when you cut away the
    needless and weaker branches, what you get is something much fresher and stronger coming through."

    1. Closing Time
    2. Wrong
    3. Quiet Love
    4. I Am Joan
    5. Radiation
    6. Is It Long 'Til It's Over?
    7. Birth Of A Nation
    8. That's The Way It Should Have Begun (But It's Hopeless)
    9. They're Talking About You Again
    10. Daughter
    Erland & The Carnival
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  • Tim Buckley Tim Buckley Quick View

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    Tim Buckley

    Import

    This self-titled work is Tim's debut album, originally released in 1966. Most of the songs were co-written by Buckley and Larry Beckett while still in high school. It also features lifelong friend and collaborator Lee Underwood as well as Van Dyke Parks. This mostly folk oriented album was the start of a incredibly versatile career in which he later incorporated Jazz, Psychedelia, Funk, Soul, Avant-garde.

    1. I Can't See You
    2. Wings
    3. Song Of The Magician
    4. Strange Street Affair Under Blue
    5. Valentine Melody
    6. Aren't You The Girl
    7. Song Slowly Song
    8. It Happens Every Time
    9. Song For Jainie
    10. Grief In My Soul
    11. She Is
    Tim Buckley
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  • Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 1 Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 1 Quick View

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    Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 1


    1000 Only Limited Edition


    In early 1961, a 19 year old Bob Dylan, having dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year, traveled to New York City, ostensibly to visit his idol Woody Guthrie, hospitalized with Huntingdon's Disease. He headed straight for Greenwich Village, by then the epicenter of the folk music revival that Dylan was hoping to become a part of. In his recent autobiography Chronicles he writes; 'Greenwich was full of full of folk clubs and bars and those of us who played them all played the old timey folk songs, rural blues and dance tunes'. This is volume 1 of a 2 part vinyl set that represents the scene he discovered, the sounds he found 'Blowin' In The Wind' and the artists who were already playing the clubs and bars of the Village upon his arrival.

    LP 1
    1.New York City - Pete Seeger
    2.Pretty Boy Floyd - Woody Guthrie
    3.Ramblin' Gamblin' Man - Cisco Houston
    4.When First Unto This Country - New Lost City Ramblers
    5.Little Maggie - Barbara Dane
    6.Crawling King Snake - John Lee Hooker
    7.Howl - Allen Ginsberg
    8.Step It Up And Go - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
    9.Pallet On The Floor - Brownie McGhee
    10.Oh Babe It Ain't No Lie - Elizabeth Cotton
    11.Darling Corey - The Weavers


    LP 2
    1.The Banana Boat Song - The Tarriers
    2.Pretty Polly - Erik Darling
    3.No More Cane On The Brazos - Odetta
    4.Red Wing - Oscar Brand
    5.Jack Of Diamonds - Brother John Sellers
    6.Barbara Allen - Ed McCurdy
    7.Duncan And Brady - Dave Van Ronk
    8.Rio Grande - The Foc'sle Singers
    9.Who's Gonna Buy Your Ribbons (When I'm Gone) - Paul Clayton
    10.The Steve Allen Show - Lenny Bruce
    11.The Flight Of The Bumble Bee - Jose Feliciano
    12.I Ain't Marching Anymore - Phil Ochs
    13.Turn, Turn, Turn - Judy Collins
    14.The Sound Of Silence - Simon & Garfunkel

    Various Artists
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  • Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 2 Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 2 Quick View

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    Bob Dylan's Greenwich Village Vol. 2


    1000 Only Limited Edition


    In early 1961, a 19 year old Bob Dylan, having dropped out of college at the end of his freshman year, traveled to New York City, ostensibly to visit his idol Woody Guthrie, hospitalized with Huntingdon's Disease. He headed straight for Greenwich Village, by then the epicenter of the folk music revival that Dylan was hoping to become a part of. In his recent autobiography Chronicles he writes; 'Greenwich was full of full of folk clubs and bars and those of us who played them all played the old timey folk songs, rural blues and dance tunes'. This is volume 2 of a 2 part vinyl set that represents the scene he discovered, the sounds he found 'Blowin' In The Wind' and the artists who were already playing the clubs and bars of the Village upon his arrival.

    LP 1
    1.New York - Lead Belly
    2.Cocaine Blues - Ramblin' Jack Elliot
    3.Buffalo Boy - Theodore Bikel
    4.The Parting Glass - Clancy Brothers
    5.State Of The Nation - Kenneth Patchen
    6.Fixin' To Die - Bukka White
    7.Baby Please Don't Go - Big Joe Williams
    8.You Will Need Me - Lonnie Johnson
    9.The Wagoner's Lad - Kossoy Sisters
    10.Go 'Way From My Window - John Jacob Niles
    11.Driving Wheel - Roosevelt Skyes


    LP 2
    1.On The Road - Jack Kerouac
    2.Silver Dagger - Joan Baez
    3.Wayfaring Stranger - Bob Gibson
    4.Nottamun Town - Jean Ritchie
    5.Death Don't Have Mercy - Rev. Gary Davis
    6.In My Time Of Dying - Josh White
    7.Uncloudy Day - Staple Singers
    8.Rocks And Gravel - Harry Belafonte
    9.Mojo Hand - Lightnin' Hopkins
    10.New York Girls - Kingston Trio
    11.Little Wheel Spin And Spin - Buffy Sainte-Marie
    12.Ramblin' Boy - Tom Paxton
    13.Roll On Buddy - The Greenbriar Boys
    14.If I Had A Hammer - Peter, Paul & Mary

    Various Artists
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  • Live From Austin, Texas (Roy Buchanan) Live From Austin, Texas (Roy Buchanan) Quick View

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    Live From Austin, Texas (Roy Buchanan)

    On-the-air since 1976, Austin City Limits has featured more than 500 different regional and internationally acclaimed artists on its stage, presenting the best of America's music from country, blues and folk to rock 'n' roll, bluegrass and zydeco.


    This performance, captured on the ACL stage on November 15, 1976, finds influential guitarist Roy Buchanan in his prime at the age of 37. Declared one of the three greatest living guitarists during his lifetime by Rolling Stone, the set features definitive live versions of such songs as Roy's Bluz, Hey Joe, Soul Dressing and The Messiah.

    1. Roy's Bluz
    2. Soul Dressing
    3. Hey Joe
    4. The Messiah
    Roy Buchanan
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    The High Lonesome Sound

    Originally released in 1965, this is Roscoe Holcombs first full album for Folkways. The man for whom the term The High Lonesome Sound was coined certainly shows why here. This is Appalachian folk music both beautiful and harsh, harrowing and tender. Essential recordings from this Kentucky native lovingly reissued in a perfect replica of the original Folkways jacket and including a reproduction of the original information booklet.
    1. Moonshiner
    2. Old Smokey
    3. Little Birdie
    4. House in New Orleans
    5. Trouble in Mind
    6. Wandering Boy, The
    7. Hook and Line
    8. Married Life Blues
    9. Omie Wise
    10. Willow Tree
    11. Boat's up the River
    12. In the Pines
    13. Fox Chase
    14. Little Gray Mule
    15. I'm a Free Little Bird
    16. Little Bessie
    17. Motherless Children
    18. Darlin Corey
    19. Roll on Buddy
    20. Village Churchyard, A
    21. Walk Around My Bedside
    Roscoe Holcomb
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    K2.0

    The fifth album by the British band led by Crispian Mills. K2.0 is the band's first album in six years. Kula Shaker are best known for the 1996 multi-platinum album K, which became one of the fastest selling UK debuts ever. The band soon followed up with their second album Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts and after a six-year absence Kula returned with the brilliant album Strangefolk in 2007 and in 2010 the band released their fourth album, Pilgrims Progress to critical acclaim but the Kula Shaker story doesn't end there.
    1. Infinite Sun
    2. Holy Flame
    3. Death of Democracy
    4. Love B with U
    5. Here Come My Demons
    6. 33 Crows
    7. Oh Mary
    8. High Noon
    9. Hari Bol (The Sweetest Sweet)
    10. Get Right Get Ready
    11. Mountain Lifter
    Kula Shaker
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  • Desire Desire Quick View

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    Desire

    Ranked 174/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time



    Multi-Platinum 1976 Record Made With Members of Celebrated Rolling Thunder Revue, as well as Emmylou Harris


    Go-for-Broke Sonics: Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Lifelike Mobile Fidelity Reissue Spotlights Live, Raw Sound of First-Take Arrangements


    Effort Balances Epic Storytelling and Dylan's Heartbreak Over Failing Marriage


    Includes Timeless and Tireless Songs "Sara," "Hurricane," and "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)"


    Bob Dylan cut Desire flanked by more than a dozen musicians, aided by a producer averse to multitracking, and bent on tequila. Reeling from the effects of his disintegrating marriage, the singer penned several of the most heartfelt songs of his career, including "Sara," the most overtly public broadcasting of his private life and emotions committed to tape. Straddling lines between haphazard and organized, loose and planned, Desire lives up its title, a masterwork that Dylan would not equal in creativity, performance, and lyricism for another two decades.


    Mastered from the original master tapes on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version lays bare the catch-all ambience of the sessions as well as the unguarded emotionalism that fueled them. Largely captured at one unruly New York studio date, many songs are first-take arrangements, experienced on this reissue in a raw, realistic fashion that allows chords to swell, vocals to naturally carry, and percussion to span a seemingly bridge-wide soundstage. Accenting instruments-bouzouki, accordion, mandolin, violin, congas, piano-gain their own space and color the music with intriguing textures. The wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Surging with a nothing-to-lose disposition, Desire juggles myriad styles and owns up to no single theme. Disappointment and loss related to Dylan's broken relationship surfaces directly and metaphorically, but the album isn't mired in depression or sadness. More often than not, it howls, the sprawling canvas needlepointed with complexity and diversity. In pairing with lyricist Jacques Levy, Dylan invites narrative collaboration he never again repeated, as well as an eclecticism that gives the effort its fascinating charm.


    Desire finds Dylan at an evocative peak. With the tour de force single "Hurricane," he composes his first protest song in years, the enraged verses aimed squarely at maintaining the innocence of boxer Ruben Carter, falsely convicted of murder, as a violin melody swirls in the background. He finds similar inspiration in gangster Joey Gallo, turning "Joey" into a beautiful epic outfitted with Emmylou Harris' transcendent backing vocals. Flashing a sense of humor, "Mozambique" relishes an irreverent quirkiness that balances the more serious fare.


    And in the nakedly biographical "Sara," Mediterranean-flavored "One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)," fragile "Oh, Sister," and swirling fable "Isis," Dylan develops a series of loosely related songs at once flawless, timeless, and tireless. Rarely has the folk-rock icon addressed love, romance, and loss more openly, eloquently, or universally. It's no wonder they remain amongst the very favorites of many hardcore Dylan enthusiasts, and account for a large reason why Rolling Stone ranks Desire the 174th greatest album of all-time.


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    1. Hurricane
    2. Isis
    3. Mozambique
    4. One More Cup of Coffee (Valley Below)
    5. Oh, Sister
    6. Joey
    7. Romance in Durango
    8. Black Diamond Bay
    9. Sara
    Bob Dylan
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    When Nonesuch Records celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2014, with festivals at London's Barbican Centre and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Kronos Quartet joined forces with four labelmates-Sam Amidon, Olivia Chaney, Rhiannon Giddens, and Natalie Merchant-to perform a concert entitled Folk Songs. The group later recorded the songs, most of which are traditional with contemporary arrangements, with Doug Petty as the album's producer.
    1. Oh Where (feat. Sam Amidon) [Trad. arr. Nico Muhly]
    2. Ramblin' Boy (feat. Olivia Chaney) [Trad./W.B. Yeats arr. Donnacha Dennehy]
    3. The Butcher's Boy (feat. Natalie Merchant) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
    4. Factory Girl (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) [Trad./Rhiannon Giddens arr. Gabriel Witcher]
    5. Last Kind Words (Geeshie Wiley arr. Jacob Garchik)
    6. I See the Sign (feat. Sam Amidon) [Trad. arr. Nico Muhly]
    7. Montaigne, que tu es haute (feat. Olivia Chaney) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
    8. Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (feat. Natalie Merchant) [Trad. arr. Jacob Garchik]
    9. Lullaby (feat. Rhiannon Giddens) [Rhiannon Giddens arr. Gabriel Witche]
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    4 is Swedish Psychedelic Rock group Dungen's fifth album. Dungen is also influenced by Swedish (and other) Folk music, Classic Rock, Progressive Rock and Indie Rock.
    1. SÄtt Att Se
    2. Målerås Finest
    3. Det Tar Tid
    4. Samtidigt 1
    5. Ingenting Är Sig Likt
    6. Fredag
    7. Finns Det Någon Möjlighet
    8. Mina Damer Och Fasaner
    9. Samtidigt 2
    10. Bandhagen
    Dungen
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    Nashville folk rock outfit who have been influenced by Bruce Springsteen and the energy of Arcade Fire. Befriended Mumford and Sons when Mumford
    and Sons bus stopped at roadside service station.
    1. Katie Queen of Tennessee
    2. Ruby
    3. Terrible Feeling
    4. Don't Leave Me Now
    5. Growing Pains
    6. Good as Gold
    7. Forest for the Trees
    8. Dose
    9. White Light
    10. Valley of the Fevers
    11. Happiest Day of Your Life
    Apache Relay
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    On The Shore

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    Though commercially speaking the British folk band Trees weren't a great success in the short three years before the group disbanded in 1972, over the years they have received more recognition.

    They are not just another folk-group from the flower power age copying Fairport Convention; they add a sharp psychedelic edge to their compositions & arrangements. Celia Humphris' voice rings smooth and clear over chugging beats.


    With artwork from the famous hiphuggers studio.

    1. Soldiers Three (1:48)
    2. Murdoch (5:08)
    3. Streets Of Derry (7:32)
    4. Sally Free And Easy (10:08)


    1. Fool (5:20)
    2. Adam's Toon (1:12)
    3. Geordie (5:03)
    4. While The Iron Is Hot (3:18)
    5. Little Sadie (3:09)
    6. Polly On The Shore (6:07)

    Trees
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    The fourth album from this psychedelic folk group (second for Warner/Reprise) was released in 1970 and features songs written by Tom Rapp while living in Holland. Recorded in Nashville with the towns top session musicians including Charlie McCoy, Kenny Buttrey and Neil Young producer David Briggs. A subversive, tender, moving, goofy, maddening, and profound record.
    1. The Jeweler
    2. From The Movie Of The Same Name
    3. Rocket Man
    4. God Save The Child
    5. Song About A Rose
    6. Tell Me Why
    7. Margery
    8. The Old Man
    9. Riegal
    10. When The War Began
    Pearls Before Swine
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    Blues fingerpicking guitarist, singer and sharecropper Mississippi John Hurt was born in the heart of Mississippi Hill Country, along the veiny tributaries of the great American river. His moving renditions of "Frankie" and "Spike Driver Blues" were included in Harry Smith's American Anthology of Folk Music in 1952 and were vitally influential on the Greenwich Village folk music revival of the 1960s as well as John Fahey's development of the American Primitive Guitar genre.


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

    1. Frankie
    2. Ain't No Tellin'
    3. Spike Driver Blues
    4. Avalon Blues
    5. Louis Collins
    6. Candy Man Blues
    7. Stack O' Lee Blues
    8. Praying On The Old Camp Ground
    9. Blue Harvest Blues
    10. Got the Blues Can't be Satisfied
    11. Big Leg Blues
    12. Nobody's Dirty Business
    13. Blessed Be The Name
    Mississippi John Hurt
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    Judee Sill's debut album (as well as the debut of the Asylum label) heralded a major new talent in the airy, contemporary folk world of the early '70s. The album employed the production skills of Sill's ex-husband Bob Harris, as well as ex-Turtle and ex-Leaves Jimmy Pons, and Graham Nash (on the album's sole single, 'Jesus Was s Crossmaker'). Judee Sill featured all original compositions, many of which relied on Sill's own brand of cosmological Christian imagery to make their point. By turns spare and lavishly orchestrated, there is still a cohesive feel to all of the album; her lyrics are exceptionally poetic and her voice is smooth enough to give every song a shimmery feel. The essence of the music is folk, the execution pop: the songs feel like a comfort blanket, a statement of hope from a troubled soul.
    1. Jesus Was a Crossmaker
    Judee Sill
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    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    For the past 30 years, Lucinda Williams has channeled her perspective as a proud but vulnerable Southern female into a string of stellar albums, each of which weave Rock, Country, Folk and Blues so tightly that each of the elements seems to disappear. Lucinda Williams (1988) was her breakthrough disc, but her magnum opus, 1998's Car Wheels On A Gravel Road, sealed her reputation as a formidable singer-songwriter.


    It took three torturous years to finish this alt-country masterwork, but it was worth it. Williams writes songs that explore the rootlessness of American life, with vivid imagery and gravel-guitar beauty. The album features guest appearances by Steve Earl, Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller. Williams co-produced the album and it was mixed by Rick Rubin & Jim Scott except Metal Firecracker, which was mixed by Ray Kennedy.


    The album won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album, and was Lucinda Williams' first album to go Gold. It was voted Best Album of the Year in the Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics poll. In 2003, the album was ranked number 304 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.


    This is the first ever vinyl issue of this wonderful album!

    1. Right In Time
    2. Car Wheels On A Gravel Road
    3. 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
    4. Drunken Angel
    5. Concrete And Barbed Wire
    6. Lake Charles
    7. Can't Let Go
    8. I Lost It
    9. Metal Firecracker
    10. Greenville
    11. Still I Long For Your Kiss
    12. Joy
    14. Jackson
    Lucinda Williams
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