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  • First Light First Light Quick View

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    First Light


    Numbered, Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes by Bernie Grundman


    Features Herbie Hancock on Rhodes


    Freddie Hubbard entered Creed Taylor's studio for the
    third time in 1971 with the express purpose of making
    a record radically different from anything he'd cut
    before; he was looking for it to use electricity and to be
    out of the soul-jazz mold, but was also more ambitious
    and wanted to push that envelope and himself. Taylor
    and Hubbard assembled a band that included Herbie
    Hancock , Eric Gale, George Benson, Ron Carter,
    Jack DeJohnette, Airto Moreira, and Richard Wyands.
    The album is part of a loose trilogy including his two
    previous records, Red Clay and Straight Life. Now
    available in its essential form, First Light was mastered
    from original analog tapes and pressed on 180gram
    audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas.

    1. First Light
    2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey

    3. Moment to Moment
    4. Yesterday's Dreams
    5. Lonely Town
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set) Quick View

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    Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles (Box Set)

    Box Set Features 13 x 7" Singles On Colored Vinyl


    Includes Booklet Featuring Previously Unpublished Photos


    Freddie Mercury was a man of many talents and many different sides. The songs he wrote for and with Queen filled stadiums around the globe and have rightly gone down in history, but he also embarked on a solo career that took him from the clubs of Munich and New York to the great opera houses of the world.


    He was the ultimate showman, but he kept his private life away from the prying eyes of the media; a larger than life rock star who loved disco, classical music and ballet. He was a restless spirit, a true chameleon who reveled in his own contradictions.


    All the different sides of this iconic musician can be found on Freddie Mercury: Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles. Fittingly released on Mercury Records for the world outside North America, and on Hollywood Records in North America, this box set brings together all 13 of Freddie's solo singles on individually coloured vinyl.


    From his debut solo single I Can Hear Music, released under the name Larry Lurex, through the dance floor-influenced solo anthems of the 80s and up to his collaborations with legendary Spanish opera singer Montserrat CaballÉ including the timeless Barcelona, this is a journey through the career of a unique talent.


    Born Farrokh Bulsara on the East African island of Zanzibar on September 5, 1946, the rechristened Freddie Mercury was already a star in his own mind by the time he formed Queen with Brian May and Roger Taylor in 1970. Where his band mates had studied astrophysics, dentistry and electronics at college, Freddie majored in stardom.


    His first solo single actually emerged a week before Queen's own debut 7". Released in 1973 and credited to Larry Lurex in a nod to the fashionably flamboyant noms de rock of the glam era, the Beach Boys cover I Can Hear Music and its B-side, Goin' Back, were recorded as a favour towards a musical project by Trident Studios' house engineer Robin Geoffrey Cable, in 1972.


    As Queen's career rocketed towards the heavens, Freddie poured his energies into the band. It would be more than a decade before he released his second solo single, the pulsating, electronic Love Kills. Originally released in 1984, Love Kills was a collaboration with famed Italian disco producer Giorgio Moroder for the soundtrack to Moroder's update of the groundbreaking 1927 silent movie Metropolis. A Top 10 UK hit, it found Freddie moving away from Queen's traditional sound, paving the way for what he would do next.


    Released in 1985, Freddie's debut solo album, Mr Bad Guy, fully explored the music he had fallen in love with in the dance clubs of Munich and New York. The four hit singles released from that album - I Was Born To Love You, Made In Heaven, Living On My Own and Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow, all of which are included in the Messenger Of The Gods box set - crackled with playfully hedonistic energy, but they also hid a more serious side to Freddie. Here was a man who craved the good times but wanted something deeper as well.


    Within two years, he had abandoned the sound of the clubs for the music of the opera house - though not before releasing both the epic single Time, the theme to the lavish stage musical of the same name produced by Dave Clark, and his outrageous (and strangely revealing) Top 5 cover of The Platters' 1965 hit, The Great Pretender.


    In 1987, he dived headlong into the world of opera and classical music with the towering single, Barcelona. A duet with legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat CaballÉ, an idol of Freddie's, it came about after the opera star asked him to write a song about her home town.


    Barcelona remains one of the most momentous hit singles not just of Freddie's career but in pop history. Not only did it lead to an album of collaborations between these two huge talents, but the title track was also chosen as the official anthem of the 1992 Olympics. That song, together with the two other singles taken from the album, The Golden Boy and How Can I Go On, are all included as part of Messenger Of The Gods with their original B-sides.


    In October 1988 Freddie and Montserrat were invited by the King and Queen of Spain to perform Barcelona on the steps of Barcelona's National Palace of Montjuic at the open air La Nit festival which was staged to mark the arrival of the Olympic Flag from Seoul.


    But sadly, Freddie would not live to see the fruits of his collaboration with Montserrat CaballÉ showcased at the Barcelona Olympics. He passed away on November 24, 1991, just seven months before the Games took place. The grand opening ceremony was a fitting tribute to a man who thrived on spectacle.


    Messenger Of The Gods is completed by two posthumous singles, In My Defence and Living On My Own (No More Brothers Radio Mix), the latter of which became Freddie's first solo number 1 and was the biggest selling European single of the year in 1993.


    Had he lived, it is anyone's guess where this most restless and protean of singer's muses would have taken him. But Messenger Of The Gods - The Singles is a towering legacy, a collection of songs which will never lose their stature of classics and will live on forever.

    Disc 1 - Blue Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Can Hear Music - Larry Lurex (1973)
    (b) Goin' Back - Larry Lurex


    Disc 2 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Kills (1984)


    Disc 3 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) I Was Born To Love You (1985)
    (b) Stop All The Fighting


    Disc 4 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Made In Heaven [Single Remix] (1985)
    (b) She Blows Hot And Cold


    Disc 5 - White Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [Single Edit] (1985)
    (b) My Love Is Dangerous


    Disc 6 - Red Colored Vinyl
    (a) Love Me Like There's No Tomorrow (1985)
    (b) Let's Turn It On


    Disc 7 - Cyan Colored Vinyl
    (a) Time (1986)
    (b) Time [Instrumental]


    Disc 8 - Orange Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Great Pretender (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Freddie's Vocal]


    Disc 9 - Clear Colored Vinyl
    (a) Barcelona [Single Version] (1987)
    (b) Exercises In Free Love [Montserrat's Vocal]


    Disc 10 - Gold Colored Vinyl
    (a) The Golden Boy [Single Edit] (1988)
    (b) The Fallen Priest [B-Side Edit]


    Disc 11 - Green Colored Vinyl
    (a) How Can I Go On [Single Version] (1989)

    (b) Overture Piccante


    Disc 12 - Neon Pink Colored Vinyl
    (a) In My Defence (1992)
    (b) Love Kills [Wolf Euro Mix]


    Disc 13 - Yellow Colored Vinyl
    (a) Living On My Own [No More Brothers Radio Mix] (1993)
    (b) Living On My Own [Julian Raymond Album Mix]

    Freddie Mercury
    $139.99
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  • Ready For Freddie Ready For Freddie Quick View

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    Ready For Freddie


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Ready For Freddie by jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard features Grammy®-winner Wayne Shorter on tenor sax, McCoy Tyner on piano, Art Davis on bass,
    Elvin Jones on drums and Bernard McKinney on euphonium. Released in 1961, Ready For Freddie, Hubbard's fourth album includes his most well-known
    compositions, "Birdlike" and "Crisis." This hard bop essential will be re-released as part of the overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
    spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Arietis
    2. Weaver Of Dreams
    3. Marie Antoinette
    4. Birdlike
    5. Crisis
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard Quick View

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    The Artistry Of Freddie Hubbard

    Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard leads a particularly talented sextet (with trombonist Curtis Fuller, a rare outing away from Sun Ra for tenor-saxophonist John Gilmore, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Art Davis and drummer Louis Hayes) on three of his originals and strong versions of Summertime and Caravan.


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    1. Caravan
    2. Bob's Place
    3. Happy Times
    4. Summertime
    5. The 7th Day
    Freddie Hubbard
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Freddy King Goes Surfin' Freddy King Goes Surfin' Quick View

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    Freddy King Goes Surfin'

    Pressed on 180 Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) and Sourced From the Original King/Federal Analog Tapes


    Syd Nathan, impresario of Cincinnati's King Records, was the epitome of the old-school indie record label owner. Always hustling, Nathan regularly beat the odds to release hit after hit in multiple genres. He'd try anything if he thought it might work, or more precisely, if he thought it would make money. After issuing the hit album Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, Syd sensed untapped potential in the LP. Inspired by the West Coast surf scene, he conjured a little marketing magic...GET A NEW COVER WITH SOME SURF KIDS! THROW SOME CROWD NOISE OVER TRACKS SO IT SOUNDS "LIVE"! CALL IT...ERR...FREDDY KING GOES SURFIN'! PRESS IT AND HAVE IT ON THE SHELVES BY NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!


    While it may not have happened EXACTLY like that, King Records did release the album containing the very same songs (in precisely the same running order) as Let's Hide Away...with crowd noise dubbed over the music. And it WORKED! Fellow Lone Star blues maven Billy F. Gibbons later picked it as one of his Top Ten Favorite Blues Albums of All Time. Sundazed is proud to present Freddy King Goes Surfin' in magnificent mono fidelity. Cowabunga!

    1. Hide Away
    2. Butterscotch
    3. Sen-Sa-Shun
    4. Side Tracked
    5. The Stumble
    6. Wash Out
    7. San-Ho-Zay
    8. Just Pickin'
    9. Heads Up
    10. In The Open
    11. Out Front
    12. Swooshy
    Freddy King
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals Quick View

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    Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals

    Freddie Kings second all-instrumental album, Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals, originally released in 1965 on King Records Federal subsidiary, continued the artists winning streak, with such memorable King originals as Manhole, Freeway 75, Low Tide and Funnybone. The 12-song LP demonstrates once again why King was one of his generations most revered electric guitarists.


    Although his career was tragically cut short by his death at the age of 42, Freddie King was one of Americas most distinctive and influential electric blues guitarists, leaving an indelible mark on more than one generation of guitar superstars, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones Mick Taylor. The Texas-born axeman began playing guitar at the age of six, and in his teens moved with his family to the South Side of Chicago, where he was inspired by witnessing club gigs by such seminal electric bluesmen as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers and Elmore James. Originally billed as Freddy King, he began recording in 1957, revealing a massively influential style that merged his Texas and Chicago influences, and soon achieved commercial success with a series of infectious instrumental hits.


    Sundazed Musics new vinyl edition of this electric blues landmark has been sourced from the original mono master, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. It features an exact reproduction of the original LP cover art..

    1. Manhole
    2. Freeway 75
    3. Low Tide
    4. The Sad Nite Owl
    5. Funnybone
    6. Nickleplated
    7. King-a-Ling
    8. Surf Monkey
    9. Freddy's Midnite Dream
    10. Fish Fare
    11. Cloud Sailin'
    12. Remington Ride
    Freddy King
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  • Groovy! Groovy! Quick View

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    Groovy!

    Import


    A very rare entry in the Hubbard discography. This 1961 LP was scheduled with the little-known trombonist Willie Wilson as leader but was then released under the name of the group's bestselling artist, the 23-year-old Freddie Hubbard.

    Side 1

    1 Minor Mishap

    2 Blues For Alvina

    3 The Nearness Of You

    4 Number Five


    Side 2
    1 Lex

    2 Time After Time

    3 Apothegm

    4 Number Five (Bonus Track)

    Freddie Hubbard
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hub Cap Hub Cap Quick View

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    Hub Cap

    Freddie Hubbard arrived in New York in 1960 and set the jazz scene on its ear with a gorgeous tone, perfect technique and great ideas. This was his third album in less than a year and it yielded several masterpieces including the title tune and a powerful reading of Randy Weston's Cry Me Not.


    Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
    Julian Priester, trombone
    Jimmy Heath, tenor saxophone
    Cedar Walton, piano
    Larry Ridley, bass
    Philly Joe Jones, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Hub Cap
    2. Cry Me Not
    3. Luana
    4. Osie Mae
    5. Plexus
    6. Eearmon Jr.
    Freddie Hubbard
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Hub-Tones Hub-Tones Quick View

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    Hub-Tones

    Already the most formidable new trumpeter in jazz in 1962, Freddie Hubbard came into his own as a composer with this album with great originals that range from the complex, ferocious swinger Hub-Tones to his poignant Lament For Booker, written for the later Booker Little. James Spaulding, Herbie Hancock, Reggie Workman and Clifford Jarvis are all at their peak, bringing the brilliant music to life with artistry and feeling.


    Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
    Herbie Hancock, piano
    Clifford Jarvis, drums
    James Spaulding, flute, alto saxophone
    Reggie Workman, bass


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. You're My Everything
    2. You're My Everything (alternate take)
    3. Prophet Jennings
    4. Hub-Tones
    5. Hub-Tones (alternate take)
    6. Lament for Booker
    7. For Spee's Sake
    8. For Spee's Sake (alternate take)
    Freddie Hubbard
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Breaking Point Breaking Point Quick View

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    Breaking Point

    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary LP Reissue Campaign


    A Blue Note essential, Breaking Point is part of the Blue Note 75 anniversary LP reissue campaign.
    Key to the initiative is high quality audio at affordable prices. Recorded in 1964, this is Freddie Hubbard's ninth album.

    1. Breaking Point
    2. Far Away
    3. Blue Frenzy
    4. D Minor Mint
    5. Mirrors
    Freddie Hubbard
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    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • My Feeling For The Blues My Feeling For The Blues Quick View

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    My Feeling For The Blues

    Import

    Donny Hathaway as arranger, King Curtis as producer, and a rhythm section that included Jerry Jemmott and Cornell Dupree. The groove tempos are not too fast and not too slow; in other words just right. The horn arrangements are sublime and Freddie's performance is top-notch. My Feeling For The Blues is a one-of-a-kind blues album by the great Freddie King.


    The first two songs, Yonder Wall and The Stumble set the tone for the whole recording. In fact, the album's opener is a laid-back rendition of Elmore James's Yonder Wall. King Curtis lays a great, soulful horn and Freddie's guitar sounds more upfront than on his previous LP.


    From there, My Feeling for the Blues listens as a tribute to the Giants of the Blues genre: King tackles B.B. King's I Wonder Why and Woke Up This Morning, T-Bone Walker's Stormy Monday, Jimmy Reed's You Don't Have to Go and Eddie 'Guitar Slim' Jones classic The Things I Used to Do, while upping the pace with a frantic, instrumental take on Ray Charles What'd I Say.


    One of the top best blues albums was getting harder to find, but is now available on vinyl again. Do yourself a favour and make sure you grab this one!

    1. Yonder Wall
    2. Stumble
    3. I Wonder Why
    4. Stormy Monday
    5. I Don't Know
    6. What'd I Say
    7. Ain't Nobody's Business What We Do
    8. You Don't Have To Go
    9. Woke Up This Morning
    10. Things I Used To Do
    11. My Feeling For The Blues
    Freddie King
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Straight Life Straight Life Quick View

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    Straight Life

    Limited Edition of 1,000 Copies


    Pressed on 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany


    Mastered from Original Analog Tapes By Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Features Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Ron Carter, and Jack DeJohnette


    Straight Life, arguably trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's greatest recording, features an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded in 1970 between Hubbard's better-known CTI releases, Red Clay and First Light, the album was also engineered by Rudy Van Gelder and produced by Creed Taylor. This 180gram audiophile-grade vinyl reissue, which was mastered from original tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed at Pallas in Germany, shines new light on this amazing, underrated recording.

    1. Straight Life
    2. Mr. Clean
    3. Here's That Rainy Day
    Freddie Hubbard
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rock Me Tonight Rock Me Tonight Quick View

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    Rock Me Tonight

    Rock Me Tonight is the platinum-selling 1985 debut album from American R&B/Soul singer Freddie Jackson. Originally released on April 28, 1985, the album yielded four top-10 singles on the U.S. R&B chart, with the first two, You Are My Lady and Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake), reaching number one. The latter two, Love Is Just a Touch Away and He'll Never Love You, peaked at Nos. 9 and 8, respectively. The album contains a cover of the Billie Holiday classic Good Morning Heartache. The success of Rock Me Tonight garnered Jackson a Grammy Award nomination in 1986 for Best New Artist, losing out to Sade. Rock Me Tonight went on to top the R&B Albums chart for 14 nonconsecutive weeks and peaked inside the Top 10 on the Billboard 200.
    1. He'll Never Love You (Like I Do)
    2. Love Is Just a Touch Away
    3. I Wanna Say I Love You
    4. You Are My Lady
    5. Rock Me Tonight (For Old Times Sake)
    6. Sing a Song of Love
    7. Calling
    8. Good Morning Heartache
    Freddie Jackson
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  • Backlash (Speakers Corner) Backlash (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Backlash (Speakers Corner)

    After his great success as a new discovery through playing on tour and in the studio with Art Blakey's creative and inspirational group, the Jazz Messengers, Freddie Hubbard made a dozen LPs over 16 years for Blue Note and Impulse under his own direction.
    It was no wonder then that a big record company made him a lucrative offer in autumn 1966. All in all, Atlantic Records released six LPs and the very first, entitled Backlash, is still until today the best of the bunch.


    Three numbers by Freddie Hubbard, one by Bob Cunningham, and two by friends, provide the basis for a successful transition between hard bop and soul beat. Hubbard made high demands on his fellow musicians James Spaulding, Albert Dailey and especially the bass player Bob Cunningham and the drummer Ray Appleton because they had to cope with the ever-changing beat. Right from the very first note, it is obvious that Freddie Hubbard had Fats Navarro and Clifford Brown in his heart and fingers. All the titles are excellent. Of special note, however, is Little Sunflower. The sound colouring of the flute harmonizes particularly well with Hubbard's brass, and Ray Barretto's contribution is more than mere decoration. You're certainly on the right track with this LP, no matter whether it's the beginning of a Freddie Hubbard collection or a further contribution to a large jazz collection.


    This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.

    Musicians:



    • Freddie Hubbard (fluegel horn, trumpet)
    • James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute)
    • Albert Dailey (piano)
    • Bob Cunningham (bass)
    • Ray Appleton (drums)
    • Ray Barretto (percussion)



    Recording: 1967 by Tom Dowd, Phil Jehle and Adrian Barber

    Production: Arif Mardin




    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Backlash
    2. The Return Of The Prodigal Son
    3. Little Sunflower
    4. On The Que-Tee
    5. Up Jumped Spring
    6. Echoes Of Blue
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • Red Clay Red Clay Quick View

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    Red Clay


    Hubbard's First Affair WithCreed Taylor's CTI Label


    Group Includes Joe Henderson, Herbie
    Hancock, Ron Carter, And Lenny White
    Recorded At Van Gelder Studios, Engineered
    By Rudy Van Gelder


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes At 45RPM
    By Bernie Grundman


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    "This may be Freddie Hubbard's finest moment as
    a leader, in that it embodies and utilizes all of his
    strengths as a composer, soloist, and frontman. on
    red Clay, Hubbard combines hard bop's glorious
    blues-out past with the soulful innovations of
    mainstream jazz in the 1960s, and reads them through
    the chunky groove innovations of 1970s jazz fusion.
    This session places the trumpeter in the company
    of giants such as tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson,
    pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist ron Carter, and
    drummer lenny White. Hubbard's five compositions all
    come from deep inside blues territory; these shaded
    notions are grafted onto funky hard bop melodies
    worthy of Horace silver's finest tunes, and are layered
    inside the smoothed-over cadences of shimmering,
    steaming soul. This is a classic, hands down."


    - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)

    1. Red Clay
    2. Delphia
    3. Suite Sioux
    4. The Intrepid Fox
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • Straight Life (Pure Pleasure) Straight Life (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Straight Life (Pure Pleasure)

    Recorded between trumpeter Freddie Hubbard's better-known classics Red Clay and First Light, Straight Life is actually arguably Hubbard's greatest recording. Hubbard, joined by an all-star group that includes tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, keyboardist Herbie Hancock, guitarist George Benson, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Jack DeJohnette, is frequently astounding on Straight Life (check out that introduction) and Mr. Clean, constructing classic solos. The very memorable set is rounded off by the trumpeter's duet with Benson on a lyrical version of the ballad Here's That Rainy Day. This exciting album is essential for all serious jazz collections.



    Musicians:



    • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • George Benson (guitar)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)

    • Richard Pablo Landrum (percussion)

    • Weldon Irvine (tambourine)



    Recording: November 1970 at Van Gelder Studios, Englewood Cliffs, NJ (USA), by Rudy Van Gelder

    Production: Creed Taylor



    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. Straight Life
    2. Mr. Clean
    3. Here's That Rainy Day
    Freddie Hubbard
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Blue Spirits


    Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Hubbard says in the albums original liner notes: I tried to get that dark sound... which characterizes much of the rest of the music in the album. All of the compositions featured in the set are Hubbard's originals. Hubbard intended for the album to be a spiritual one, but not in the religious sense. In a sense that I consider music to be spiritual experience because you can get at your deepest feeling... .

    1. Soul Surge
    2. Blue Spirits
    3. Outer Forces
    4. Cunga Black
    5. Jodo
    Freddie Hubbard
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  • First Light (Pure Pleasure) First Light (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    First Light (Pure Pleasure)

    Freddie Hubbard was one of the most prolific jazz trumpeters in the business. He played a hot and sassy horn! When he was teamed up with George Benson, Jack DeJohnette and Ron Carter (just to name a few) on this one of many Creed Taylor-produced collaborations, he most deservedly won the Grammy!


    The opening title song First Light has an ethereal beginning with a diverse arrangement. An unusual arrangement of Paul McCartney's Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey is most satisfying. Henry Mancini's Moment To Moment has a hauntingly sweet sound. Lonely Town is darkly complex.


    There are many sides and moods to each of the songs within this original work. With stylish jazzy rhythms and rich orchestrations, this is THE Freddie Hubbard album to have!


    Musicians:


    • Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn)
    • Richard Wyands (piano)
    • Hubert Laws (flute)
    • Ron Carter (bass)
    • Phil Kraus (vibraphone)
    • Jack DeJohnette (drums)
    • Airto Moreira (percussion) and strings



    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. First Light
    2. Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey
    3. Moment to Moment
    4. Yesterday's Dreams
    5. Lonely Town
    Freddie Hubbard
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Ugetsu

    1963's Ugetsu was recorded at the legendary Birdland club, when the New York post-bop era was still very much in progress. Featuring both a young Wayne Shorter and Freddie Hubbard, Ugetsu remains a reaffirmation of the belief that this kind of on-the-scene adventure can create some of the most effective recorded jazz. With Curtis Fuller, Freddie Hubbard, Wayne Shorter, Cedar Walton and Reggie Workman.
    1. One By One
    2. Ugetsu
    3. Time Off
    4. Ping-Pong
    5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    6. On the Ginza
    7. Eva
    8. The High Priest
    9. The Theme
    Art Blakey
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  • Ascension Ascension Quick View

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    Ascension

    Trane is joined by Pharoah Sanders, Freddie Hubbard and four other horn players for an explosion of fiery solos and free improvisation on this famous 1965 session. Recorded with three tenors (Trane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp), two altos (Marion Brown, John Tchicai), two trumpet players (Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson), two bassists (Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison), the lone McCoy Tyner on piano, and Elvin Jones on the drums, this large group is both relentless and soulful simultaneously.
    1. Ascension [Pt. 1]
    2. Ascension [Pt. 2]
    John Coltrane
    $24.99
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    Texas Cannonball

    Released in 1972 as the second of Freddie King's three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.


    King's output on Texas Cannonball includes brilliant covers of songs by Howlin' Wolf, Lowell Fulson, Leon Russell, Bill Withers and Elmore James.


    Backing artists include many musicians who played with Eric Clapton in the 1970s. Clapton has stated many times over that Freddie King was among his chief influences. Supporting musicians include Leon Russell on piano, Carl Radle and Donald Duck Dunn on bass, Jim Gordon, Chuck Blackwell and Al Jackson on drums, Don Preston on guitar and John Gallie on organ.


    Recorded at Ardent Studios in Memphis in February 1972.


    Texas Cannonball is among the first titles to be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' Quality Record Pressings.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Lowdown In Lodi

    2. Reconsider Baby

    3. Big Legged Woman
    4. Me And My Guitar
    5. I'd Rather Be Blind
    6. Can't Trust Your Neighbor

    7. You Was Wrong
    8. How Many More Years

    9. Ain't No Sunshine
    10. The Sky Is Crying

    Freddy King
    $29.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Psychedelic Blues Psychedelic Blues Quick View

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    Psychedelic Blues

    The worlds top Latin jazz ensemble comes roaring back with this exciting new release, which finds them going back to their roots with excellent new treatments of jazz and Latin jazz classics, such as Herbie Hancocks Cantaloupe Island, Freddie Hubbards Crisis and a medley of classics from Willie Bobo. Also features a pair of brand new originals written especially for this album.
    1. Cantaloupe Island
    2. Crisis
    3. Psychedelic Blues
    4. Willie Bobo Medley:
    I Dont Know
    Fried Neck Bones and Some Homefries
    Spanish Grease
    5. Grand Central
    6. Slowly But Surely
    7. Delifonse
    8. Con Sabor Latino
    Poncho Sanchez
    $21.99
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    Empyrean Isles

    Recorded in 1964, Herbie Hancock's "Empyrean Isles," will be reissued as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was. "Empyrean Isles" was Hancock's fourth album for Blue Note and features Freddie Hubbard on cornet. This release debuts two of Hancock's most treasured songs, "One Finger Snap" and "Cantaloupe Island."
    1. One Finger Snap
    2. Oliloqui Valley
    3. Cantaloupe Island
    4. The Egg
    Herbie Hancock
    $19.99
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    The Turnaround

    The Turnaround! is an album by jazz tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley recorded on March 7, 1963 and on February 5, 1965, and released on the Blue Note label. It features performances by Mobley with Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Butch Warren and Philly Joe Jones from the earlier session and Freddie Hubbard, Barry Harris, Paul Chambers and Billy Higgins from the latter.
    1. The Turnaround
    2. East of the Village
    3. The Good Life
    4. Straight Ahead
    5. My Sin
    6. Pat 'n' Chat
    Hank Mobley
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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