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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.


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    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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  • 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


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    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 The High Lonesome Sound Quick View

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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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  • Folk Songs Folk Songs Quick View

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    Folk Songs

    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]
    Kronos Quartet
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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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    4

    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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  • Apache Relay Apache Relay Quick View

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    Apache Relay

    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 On The Shore Quick View

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    On The Shore

    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 Use of Ashes The Use of Ashes Quick View

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    The Use of Ashes

    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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    Tim Buckley

    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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  • 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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  • American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt Quick View

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    American Epic: The Best of Mississippi John Hurt

    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

    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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  • Incredible String Band Incredible String Band Quick View

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    Incredible String Band

    If any musical combo ever meshed perfectly with the times it was the Incredible String Band. And here's the proof: their 1966 debut, The Incredible String Band on deep-grooved, 180-gram vinyl. The wildly eclectic Scottish folk outfit -with the airy vocals and
    fretboard prowess of Robin Williamson and Mike Heron as its two constants -began life resurrecting wondrous and ancient Celtic ballads, then was transformed by the perfumed winds of 1967's psychedelic revolution to add sitar, oud, gimbri and all manner of exotic axes to its arsenal. The result is a gently mesmerizing psychedelia and anti-folk stance-consummate counterpoint to current psych heroes like Mogwai and Beachwood Sparks that makes perfectly clear why the Incredible String Band remains just that: Incredible!
    1. Maybe Someday
    2. October Song
    3. When The Music Starts To Play
    4. Schaeffer's Jig

    5. Womankind
    6. The Tree
    7. Whistle Tune
    8. Dandelion Blues
    9. How Happy I Am
    10. Empty Pocket Blues
    11. Smoke Shovelling Song
    12. Can't Keep Me Here
    13. Good As Gone
    14. Footsteps Of The Heron
    15. Niggertown
    16. Everything's Fine Right Now
    Incredible String Band
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    Car Wheels On A Gravel Road

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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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    The First Edition

    Before he became a country music legend, Kenny Rogers led a group of folk rockin' players in a band called The First Edition, and this reissue of their 1967 debut album has something for everyone to love! Includes the smash hit single and modern day cult classic "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)" as heard in the film The Big Lebowski, plus several more country tinged, melodic rock numbers!
    1. I Found A Reason
    2. Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)
    3. Shadow In The Corner of Your Mind
    4. If Wishes Were Horses
    5. Ticket To Nowhere
    6. I Get A Funny Feeling
    7. I Was The Loser
    8. Dream On
    9. Home Made Lies
    10. Marcia: 2 AM
    11. Hurry Up Love
    12. Church Without A Name
    Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
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    Liege And Lief

    Vinyl LP repressing of this classic 1969 album by the British Folk legends. LIEGE & LIEF was the fourth album by Fairport Convention. It was the third and final album the group released in the UK in 1969, all of which prominently feature Sandy Denny as lead female vocalist. Although Denny quit the band even before the album's release, Fairport Convention has continued to the present day to make music almost exclusively within the traditional British Folk idiom, and are still one of the artists most strongly associated with it.
    1. Come All Ye
    2. Reynardine
    3. Matty Groves
    4. Farewell, Farewell
    5. The Deserter
    6. Medley: The Lark In The Morning
    7. Tam Lin
    8. Crazy Man Michael
    Fairport Convention
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    Don't Press Your Luck! The In Sound Of 60's Connecticut

    Connecticut had a solid garage rock scene in the mid-'60s, and more than a few of the best bands in the region logged time at Wallingford's Trod Nossel Studios (aka Syncron Sound), a recording facility run by Thomas Doc Cavalier, truly an unlikely champion of local rock & roll. Cavalier was a successful dentist who gave up his practice to manage New England rockers the Bram Rigg Set and the Shags (not to be confused with the infamous Wiggin sisters), and when Syncron Sound (where both bands had recorded) fell on hard times, he bought the studio, changed the name, and turned it into a profitable business that's still running today.


    Don't Press Your Luck! collects material from a handful of New England acts who recorded at Trod Nossel and were overseen by Cavalier, and there's little arguing that the folks at the studio knew their stuff -- compared to many compilations of '60s garage rarities, these tracks sound lively and robust, crackling with teenage energy but recorded with a skill that didn't blunt the enthusiasm of the musicians. (Bob Irwin's superb remastering is also to be commended.) And the music is pretty great, too -- the Wildweeds' classic No Good to Cry (featuring a pre-NRBQ Al Anderson) is the standout here, but there's also some moody beat stuff from the Shags (Don't Press Your Luck, Hide Away), fuzztone-powered angst from the Bram Rigg Set (Sleepless Nights, You Don't Love Me, and a potent cover of Them's I Can Only Give You Everything), and intriguing weirdness from the misanthropic Fourth Ryke (Please Leave, You're Cutting Out).


    While you'd expect high goofiness from a group called Uranus and the Five Moons, their material is actually smart and adventurous (Nothing Remains, SSS Happenin' Here). Some radio spots recorded at Trod Nossel also make the cut, as does a demonstration of the wonders of multi-track recorded based around a session by the Shags. Garage fanatics and folks with a taste for Connecticut history will both find this set to be well worth investigating.

    1. I Can Only Give You Everything: Bram Rigg Set
    2. Don't Press Your Luck: The Shags
    3. Help Me: George's Boys*
    4. Too Many Lies: The Lively Ones*>
    5. Take the Time Be Yourself: Bram Rigg Set
    6. Hide Away: The Shags
    7. 'SSS' Happenin' Here: Uranus and the Five Moons*
    8. Sleepless Nights: The Ravens*
    9. You're Cutting Out: Fourth Ryke*
    10. I've Paid My Dues: The Bearies*
    11. Radio Spot: WAVZ Radio Jingle: The Shags
    12. No Good to Cry: The Wildweeds
    13. Think: The Lively Ones*
    14. I Can't Explain: Bram Rigg Set*
    15. Breathe in My Ear: The Shags
    16. Please Leave: Fourth Ryke*
    17. Radio Spot: Specter's Radio Ad: The Shags
    18. Nothing Remains: Uranus and the Five Moons*
    19. You Don't Love Me: Bram Rigg Set*
    20. Come Back to Me: The Shags*
    21. LUV: The Roadrunners*
    22. I'm Dreaming:The Wildweeds LP Bonus Track
    23. Your Groove: Uranus and the Five Moons LP Bonus Track
    24. Hey, Little Girl: The Shags LP Bonus Track
    25. Sticks and Stones: George's Boys* LP Bonus Track
    26. Bad News for Me: The Bearies* LP Bonus Track
    27. Make a Record with the Shags: The Shags*
    Various Artists
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  • Folk Singer Folk Singer Quick View

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    Folk Singer

    Ranked 280/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut at 45 RPM For The First Time Ever!

    From the original 1964 Chess analog masters! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman.

    New Gatefold jacket, with extra photos!


    Folk Singer has been an audiophile staple for years. It always gets a bunch of play at hi-fi shows. It's a no-doubter demonstration disc. But never before has it sounded like this! Never has it been cut at 45 RPM!


    There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.


    Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.


    This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. My Home Is in the Delta
    2. Long Distance Call

    3. My Captain
    4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

    5. You're Gonna Need My Help
    6. Cold Weather Blues

    7. Big Leg Woman
    8. Country Boy
    9. Feel Like Going Home
    Muddy Waters
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    Folk Hop N' Roll

    Folk Hop N Roll is the second full-length album from Nashville-based band Judah & the Lion. They have created a new genre called Folk Hop, and again have partnered with producer Dave Cobb (Jason Isbell, Chris Stapleton) to mesh the sound of the Beastie Boys with Mumford & Sons and a few other things in between.
    1. Graffiti Dreams
    2. Forever, Always
    3. Folk-Hop Sound
    4. All I Want Is You
    5. Take It All Back
    6. Reputation
    7. Insane
    8. Better Man
    9. We Own The Night
    10. Uh-Huh, Yeah!
    Judah & The Lion
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