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  • Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7 Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7 Quick View

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    Bacon Fat: The Fortune Singles 1956-7

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    One of the last remaining links to the heyday of R&B and funk, Mr. Rhythm is a pure living legend of black music. He not only produced and wrote songs for folks like Ike Turner, Parliament/Funkadelic, Edwin Starr, and Stevie Wonder, and worked at seminal labels like Chess, Motown, and Fortune Records, but also wrote and sung an enormous number of his own songs, cult classics like Jail Bait, Greasy Chicken, and Bacon Fat. This release focuses on the earliest, and dirtiest, years of his 5-decade-long career, compiling all of his singles from 1957-1958 for the legendary Fortune Records label.

    1. Going Down To Tijuana
    2. Mozelle
    3. Bacon Fat
    4. Just Want A Little Lovin'
    5. Bobby Jean
    6. Pulling Time
    7. Mean Jean
    8. Jail Bait
    9. Just Because Of A Kiss
    10. You Are My Sunshine
    11. My Tears
    12. Come On Baby
    13. Greasy Chicken
    Andre Williams
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  • The Soul Of Ike & Tina (Awaiting Repress) The Soul Of Ike & Tina (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Soul Of Ike & Tina (Awaiting Repress)

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    Well-known for her trademark legs, throaty voice, and boundless stage energy, Tina Turner was one of the sexiest and most popular international performers of the 20th century. Ike Turner, a well established seminal figure in the early years of rock & roll as both a performer and talent scout, met her one night in St. Louis while he was performing with his Kings Of Rhythm: she just grabbed the microphone and sang a B.B. King song, impressing Ike so immediately and overwhelmingly that he asked her to perform regularly with them. The rest is history: Ike's slick managing skills and songwriting, along with Tina's intensely energetic lead voice, three back-up 'Ikettes' and a technically airtight eight-piece band produced a combination of country blues, rock and roll, ghetto rhythm and gospel passion that created a legend lasting 50 years. It's Gonna Work Out Fine, I Pity the Fool, I Idolize You, and Tra La La La La. are just some of the R&B gems included in their 1960 astonishing debut album.

    1. I'm Jealous
    2. I Idolize You
    3. If
    4. Letter From Tina
    5. You Can't Love Two
    6. I Had A Notion
    7. A Fool In Love
    8. Sleepless
    9. Chances Are
    10. You Can't Blame Me
    11. You're My Baby
    12. The Way You Love Me
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • Workin' Together Workin' Together Quick View

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    Workin' Together

    Released in 1971, these songs crackle with style and passion. Workin' Together was Ike & Tina Turner's most
    successful album, living in the Billboard top 25 for 38 weeks. The album includes covers of two classic Beatles tracks as well as Tina's outstanding take on John Fogerty's "Proud Mary." Now available on standard vinyl in original packaging.
    1. Workin' Together
    2. (As Long As I Can) Get You When I Want You [Remastered]
    3. Get Back
    4. The Way You Love Me [Remastered]
    5. You Can Have It [Remastered]
    6. Game Of Love [Remastered]
    1. Funkier Than A Mosquita's Tweeter [Remastered]
    2. Ooh Poo Pah Doo [Remastered]
    3. Proud Mary
    4. Goodbye, So Long [Remastered]
    5. Let It Be [Remastered]
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • Feel Good (Pure Pleasure) Feel Good (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Feel Good (Pure Pleasure)

    Feel Good, not Curtis Mayfield's Superfly, is the sound of early-'70s pimping - even when the tempo slows down, which happens rarely, it's for a slow blues grind, not a ballad, and songs like Tina's Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid) make no apologies for mythologizing pimps. This results in a supremely sleazy, utterly addictive record, one that's relentless in its rhythms and fearless in its funk as Ike lays down nasty rock & roll guitar - check his solos on Feel Good, where he's as elastic as rubber - and Tina tears it up with pure, unbridled passion. Feel Good is quintessentially '70s - the fuzztoned funk practically conjures up platform shoes and mile-wide collars - but it doesn't belong to any one sound, it casually draws from Southern soul, James Brown funk, black pride, Superfly style and juke joint R&B, a sound that is uniquely identified with Ike & Tina. And while this contains no flat-out classics like Nutbush City Limits or Proud Mary as an album Feel Good undoubtedly ranks among their very best: it's a non-stop party.



    Musicians:



    • Ike Turner, Tina Turner (vocal) & band




    Recording: March 1972 by Barry Keene, Ike Turner and Jim Saunders at Bolic Sound, Los Angeles

    Production: Gerhard Augustin and Ike Turner



    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. Chopper
    2. Kay Got Laid (Joe Got Paid)
    3. Feel Good
    4. I Like It
    5. If You Can Hully Gully (I Can Hully Gully Too)
    6. Black Coffee
    7. She Came In Through The Bathroom Window
    8. If I Knew Then (What I Know Now)
    9. You Better Think Of Something
    10. Bolic
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • The Soul Of Ike & Tina (Bonus Tracks) The Soul Of Ike & Tina (Bonus Tracks) Quick View

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    The Soul Of Ike & Tina (Bonus Tracks)


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    Original LP with four bonus tracks


    Ike and Tina Turner's debut album for Sue Records, released in 1961.


    Well-known for her trademark legs, throaty voice, and boundless stage energy, Tina Turner was one of the sexiest and most popular international performers of the 20th century. Ike Turner, a well established seminal figure in the early years of rock & roll as both a performer and talent scout, met her one night in St. Louis while he was performing with his Kings Of Rhythm: she just grabbed the microphone and sang a B.B. King song, impressing Ike so immediately and overwhelmingly that he asked her to perform regularly with them. The rest is history: Ike's slick managing skills and songwriting, along with Tina's intensely energetic lead voice, three back-up 'Ikettes' and a technically airtight eight-piece band produced a combination of country blues, rock and roll, ghetto rhythm and gospel passion that created a legend lasting 50 years. It's Gonna Work Out Fine, I Pity the Fool, I Idolize You, and Tra La La La La. are just some of the R&B gems included in their 1960 astonishing debut album.

    1. I'm Jealous
    2. I Idolize You
    3. If
    4. Letter From Tina
    5. You Can't Love Two
    6. I Had A Notion
    7. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    8. Tina's Dilemma
    9. A Fool In Love
    10. Sleepless
    11. Chances Are
    12. You Can't Blame Me
    13. You're My Baby
    14. The Way You Love Me
    15. Mind In A Whirl
    16. The Argument
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • River Deep - Mountain High River Deep - Mountain High Quick View

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    River Deep - Mountain High

    Originally released in 1966, River Deep - Mountain High celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This collection of songs performed by Ike & Tina Turner includes tracks produced by Phil Spector and produced by Ike Turner, with two very different styles. The thread that ties them all together is the outstanding vocals of Tina Turner.
    1. River Deep - Mountain High
    2. I Idolize You
    3. A Love Like Yours (Don't Come Knocking Every Day)
    4. A Fool In Love
    5. Make 'Em Wait
    6. Hold On Baby
    7. I'll Never Need More Than This
    8. Save The Last Dance For Me
    9. Oh Baby! (Things Ain't What They Used To Be)
    10. Every Day I Have To Cry
    11. Such A Fool For You
    12. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • Don't Play Me Cheap (Awaiting Repress) Don't Play Me Cheap (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Don't Play Me Cheap (Awaiting Repress)

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    Don't Play Me Cheap is a 1963 album by Ike & Tina Turner. It was arranged by Jesse Herring and RenÉ Hall.

    1. Wake Up
    2. I Made A Promise Up Above
    3. Desire
    4. Those Ways
    5. Mamma Tell Him
    6. Pretend
    7. Don't Play Me Cheap
    8. The Real Me
    9. Forever Mine
    10. No Amending
    11. Love Letters
    12. My Everything To Me
    Ike & Tina Turner
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  • The Best Of Ike & Tina Turner The Best Of Ike & Tina Turner Quick View

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    The Best Of Ike & Tina Turner

    12 essential gems from this explosive Grammy award winning duo on glorious 180 gram vinyl! Ike & Tina Turner are members of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame with multiple gold & platinum albums to their credit!
    1. Bold Soul Sister
    2. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    3. The Hunter
    4. I Know (You Don't Love Me No More)
    5. I Am A Motherless Child
    6. I Smell Trouble
    7. Crazy 'Bout You Baby
    8. Rock Me Baby
    9. Early In The Morning
    10. You're Still My Baby
    11. You Got Me Running (Baby What You Want Me To Do)
    12. Dust My Broom
    Ike & Tina Turner
    $22.99
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  • Demon Days Demon Days Quick View

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    Demon Days

    Demon Days is the second studio album by Gorillaz. The album features the hit singles Feel Good Inc., DARE, Kids With Guns, and El Mañana, with contributions from De La Soul, Neneh Cherry, Martina Topley-Bird, Roots Manuva, MF DOOM, Ike Turner, Bootie Brown of the Pharcyde, Shaun Ryder, Dennis Hopper, the London Community Gospel Choir, and the Children's Choir of San Fernandez.
    LP 1
    1. Intro
    2. Last Living Souls
    3. Kids With Guns
    4. O Green World
    5. Dirty Harry
    6. Feel Good Inc
    7. El Manana


    LP 2
    1. Every Planet We Reach Is Dead
    2. November Has Come
    3. All Alone
    4. White Light
    5. DARE
    6. Fire Coming Out Of The Monkey's Head
    7. Don't Get Lost In Heaven
    8. Demon Days

    Gorillaz
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  • The Genius Of Earl Hooker The Genius Of Earl Hooker Quick View

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    The Genius Of Earl Hooker

    Earl Hooker was an incredible slide guitarist residing in Chicago during the 1950s and '60s. Hooker split his time between his birth place on the Mississippi Delta and his adopted home of Chicago were he played with the likes of Ike Turner and Sonny Boy Williamson. The Genius of Earl Hooker, his exceedingly rare Cuca Records release, circa '67 finds him laying down instrumental blues at its best!

    1. Two Bugs in a Rug
    2. Hold On, I'm Comin'

    3. Off the Hook
    4. Dust My Broom
    5. Hot and Heavy
    6. The Screwdriver

    7. Bertha
    8. The Foxtrot
    9. End of the Blues
    10. Walking the Floor Over You
    11. Hooker Special
    12. Something You Ate
    Earl Hooker
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  • Orange Is The New Black Seasons 2 & 3 Orange Is The New Black Seasons 2 & 3 Quick View

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    Orange Is The New Black Seasons 2 & 3

    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Music from the groundbreaking Netflix series continues, covering seasons 2 & 3 on limited edition clear vinyl.
    Eclectic standouts include Eliza Noxon's Hummingbird, Working Together from Ike & Tina Turner & Death To My Enemies by 50 Cent. Other artists include Foreigner, The Dead Milkmen, Atmosphere and Dum Dum Girls.

    1. Hummingbird - Eliza Noxon
    2. Too Dry To Cry - Willis Earl Beal
    3. Bad Bad Daddy - Atmosphere
    4. Workin' Together - Ike & Tina Turner

    5. Getting To Know You - Gertrude Lawrence
    6. Cellophane - Sara Jackson-Holman
    7. I'm Not Afraid Of Love - Sharon Clark

    8. Death To My Enemies - 50 Cent
    9. Bitchin' Camaro - The Dead Milkmen

    10. Breakfast At Tiffany's - Deep Blue Something

    11. Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole - Martha Wainwright

    12. Coming Down - Dum Dum Girls
    13. I Want To Know What Love Is - Foreigner
    Various Artists
    $24.99
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  • Dynamite! Dynamite! Quick View

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    Dynamite!

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    The second Ike & Tina Turner LP was comprised of 1961-1962 recordings made in the midst of their rigorous touring schedule along the fabled chitlin' circuit and in between club residencies in their home base of St. Louis. Dynamite! features the Grammy-nominated, million selling single and all-time classic R&B track, It's Gonna Work Out Fine, but the hits don't stop there; Poor Fool, You Should've Treated Me RIght, Tra La La La, and I Idolize You were all chart hits. Absolutely guaranteed to fill the dance floor, Ike & Tina's Dynamite! is probably their greatest LP and now it's back in print on vinyl!

    1. You Should'a Treated Me Right

    2. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    3. A Fool In Love
    4. Poor Fool
    5. I Idolize You
    6. Tra La La La La
    7. Sleepless
    8. I'm Jealous
    9. Won't You Forgive Me
    10. The Way You Love Me
    11. I Dig You
    12. Letter From Tina
    Ike & Tina Turner
    $32.99
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  • The Manfred Mann Album The Manfred Mann Album Quick View

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    The Manfred Mann Album

    Manfred Mann's 1964 U.S. debut The Manfred Mann Album is widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of the British Invasion, and it's easy to hear why. With the catchy smash single Do Wah Diddy Diddy alongside powerful readings of classics by Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf and Ike and Tina Turner, it's a transcendent meeting of pop infectiousness and R&B grit that sets the stage for the musical achievements that the band would soon begin to rack up.
    1. Do Wah Diddy Diddy
    2. Don't Ask Me What I Say
    3. Sack O' Woe
    4. What You Gonna Do?
    5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Smokestack Lightning
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. It's Gonna Work Out Fine
    9. Down The Road Apiece
    10. Untie Me
    11. Bring It To Jerome
    12. Without You
    Manfred Mann's Earth Band
    $24.99
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  • The Big Blues The Big Blues Quick View

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    The Big Blues

    Sourced from the Original King Mono Master Tapes

    Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)


    Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!

    1. Let's Have a Natural Ball
    2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
    3. I Get Evil
    4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
    5. This Morning
    6. I Walked All Night Long
    7. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
    8. Travelin' to California
    9. I've Made Nights By Myself
    10. This Funny Feeling
    11. Ooh-Ee Baby
    12. Dyna Flow
    Albert King
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • On The Road On The Road Quick View

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    On The Road

    4 great live Ike & Tina audio tracks from the early 1970's.
    Pick Me Up (Take Me Where Your Home Is)
    I've Been Loving You Too Long
    I Smell Trouble
    Proud Mary
    Ike & Tina Turner
    $19.99
    11 Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
  • Funky Kingston Funky Kingston Quick View

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    Funky Kingston


    Reissued In A Lovingly Re-printed Version Of The Original LP Sleeve


    Ranked 378/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The
    group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word
    in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. Among the numerous musical
    accomplishments of Frederick Toots Hibbert and his group was the song Pressure Drop, which was
    released initially in 1970, but received widespread acclaim for its appearance in the soundtrack to the film
    Harder They Come. It's since been covered by The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter, Robert Palmer, and
    numerous others, has been rated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is
    credited with helping introduce reggae music to the world.


    Though originally released in 1970, the US wouldn't get to experience Pressure Drop until 1975, when
    it was released on the US version of their album Funky Kingston, easily considered one of the strongest
    albums in Toots & The Maytals' catalog, not to mention one of the greatest in reggae history. Upon its
    release in the States it received massive critical applause (Even warming the cold, icy heart of Robert
    Christgau) for its infectious melodies and rhythms on tracks like Sailing On, Time Tough, and the
    eponymous title track, quirky Jamaica-infused covers of tracks by John Denver and Ike Turner, and of
    course the influential Pressure Drop.


    Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb
    reissue of a legendary piece of music history.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Time Tough
    2. In The Dark
    3. Funky Kingston
    4. Love Is Gonna Let Me Down
    5. Louie Louie
    6. Pomp And Price
    7. Got To Be There
    8. Country Road
    9. Pressure Drop
    10. Sailing On
    Toots And The Maytals
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  • From Hell To Texas From Hell To Texas Quick View

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    From Hell To Texas

    Nashville Pussy came together in 1996. Albums such as Let Them Eat Pussy (1998), High As Hell (2000) or Say Something Nasty (2002) have caused an international stir, and their 1999 single release ´Fried Chicken And Coffee` earned the band a Grammy nomination in the category ´Best Metal Performance`. We were tired of seeing and hearing bands that were just going through rock 101 motions, all slick but with no real soul. So we decided to play the kind of music that we would like to hear, comments Ruyter Suys on the birth of her band. A renowned American music magazine rightly referred to Nashville Pussy as One of the hardest working bands in show biz today.

    Following the release of their previous album in September of 2005, Get Some, complete with a cover version of Ike & Tina Turner's 'Nutbush City Limits', the band set out on an extensive tour, determined to document impressively what their audience had come to expect under the heading of 'kick ass live show' (captured on the new DVD Live in Hollywood), and this is precisely what the band's European fans can look forward to in the beginning of 2012. Cartwright: We tour Europe for three weeks starting end of January and expect as always: kick ass rock n' roll based on our re-release of 2009s From Hell To Texas. LINE UP: Blaine Cartwright guitars, vocals Ruyter Suys guitars Karen Cuda bass Jeremy Thompson drums

    1. Speed Machine
    2. From Hell To Texas
    3. Drunk Driving Man
    4. Lazy Jesus
    5. I'm So High
    6. Ain't Yo Business
    7. Dead Men Can't Get Drunk
    8. Late Great USA
    9. Pray For The Devil
    10. Why Why Why
    11. Stone Cold Down
    12. Give Me A Hit Before I Go
    Nashville Pussy
    $14.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Stompin' Ground Stompin' Ground Quick View

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    Stompin' Ground

    Over the course of his career, Tommy Castro has always been inspired by the sounds he absorbed while coming of age on the rough and tumble side of San Jose, California. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, this was Tommy's home turf-his stomping ground. It was a place where the street-tough Mexican Americans and the counterculture hippies came together to drink, smoke, laugh, party and listen to tunes-the hippies with their blues and rock, the Mexicans with their soul music. Mixing the blues-rock he loved and the soul music he heard blasting out from the lowriders cruising the streets, along with the socially conscious message songs of the day, Tommy's own sound was born.

    Almost every major rock and soul act, from Ike & Tina Turner to Janis Joplin to Elvin Bishop and Taj Mahal toured through the area, and Tommy was at almost every show. He saw John Lee Hooker, Albert King, and Buddy Guy & Junior Wells at the same local blues bar, JJ's, where he often jammed, honing his chops and dreaming of one day busting out. Tommy Castro has long since gone from that local bar to stages around the world, but his San Jose DNA still infuses his music to this day. You can hear it in every note of Stompin' Ground.

    -Marc Lipkin

    1. Nonchalant
    2. Blues All Around Me
    3. Fear Is The Enemy
    4. My Old Neighborhood
    5. Enough Is Enough
    6. Love
    7. Rock Bottom
    8. Soul Shake
    9. Further On Down The Raod
    10. Them Changes
    11. Sticks And Stones
    12. Live Every Day
    Tommy Castro And The Painkillers
    $20.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Crow The Best Of Crow Quick View

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    The Best Of Crow


    Pure Rock N' Roll From The Midwest On 180 Gram Vinyl!


    With a lowdown bass lick, uptown R&B horns and surging organ punctuating a catchy chorus, "Evil Woman (Don't Play Your Games With Me)" hit the Top 20 like a comet in 1969 and propelled Crow from Midwest club band into national touring act overnight. Thanks in part to covers by Black Sabbath and Ike and Tina Turner, it's one of the most recognizable hits of the era and, inexplicably, one of the few to not make the transition into the digital age. Until now.


    Out of print for four decades, Crow's finest recordings are now available again on CD and 180-gram vinyl editions meticulously mastered from the original tapes. Long-suffering Crow fans can at last savor the best of the band's gritty run from 1969-1971, including not only "Evil Woman," but their other charting singles "Cottage Cheese," "Slow Down" and "(Don't Try to Lay No Boogie Woogie on the) King of Rock & Roll" -- not to mention deep album cuts like "Keeps Me Running." Both formats also feature a previously unreleased demo cover of the Beatles' "When I Get Home," and the CD edition adds a previously unreleased long version of "Cottage Cheese." Each edition comes fully equipped with memorabilia, photos and detailed liners by Doug Sheppard of Ugly Things magazine.

    1. Evil Woman
    2. Gonna Leave A Mark
    3. Time To Make A Turn
    4. Slow Down
    5. I Stand To Blame
    6. Cottage Cheese
    7. (Don't Try To Lay No Boogie Woogie On The) King Of Rock And Roll
    8. Easy Street
    9. When I Get Home (previously unissued demo recording)
    10. Satisfied
    11. Keeps Me Running
    Crow
    $24.99
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  • Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress) Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Betty Davis (Awaiting Repress)

    One can hardly imagine the genre-busting, culture-crossing musical magic of Outkast, Prince, Erykah Badu, Rick James, The Roots, or even the early Red Hot Chili Peppers without the influence of R&B pioneer Betty Davis. Her style of raw and revelatory punk-funk defies any notions that women can't be visionaries in the worlds of rock and pop. In recent years, rappers from Ice Cube to Talib Kweli to Ludacris have rhymed over her intensely strong but sensual music.


    There is one testimonial about Betty Davis that is universal: she was a woman ahead of her time. In our contemporary moment, this may not be as self-evident as it was thirty years ago - we live in an age that's been profoundly changed by flamboyant flaunting of female sexuality: from Parlet to Madonna, Lil Kim to Kelis. Yet, back in 1973 when Betty Davis first showed up in her silver go-go boots, dazzling smile and towering Afro, who could you possibly have compared her to? Marva Whitney had the voice but not the independence. Labelle wouldn't get sexy with their "Lady Marmalade" for another year while Millie Jackson wasn't "Feelin' Bitchy" until 1977. Even Tina Turner, the most obvious predecessor to Betty's fierce style wasn't completely out of Ike's shadow until later in the decade.


    Ms. Davis's unique story, still sadly mostly unknown, is unlike any other in popular music. Betty wrote the song "Uptown" for the Chambers Brothers before marrying Miles Davis in the late '60s, influencing him with psychedelic rock, and introducing him to Jimi Hendrix - personally inspiring the classic album 'Bitches Brew.'


    But her songwriting ability was way ahead of its time as well. Betty not only wrote every song she ever recorded and produced every album after her first, but the young woman penned the tunes that got The Commodores signed to Motown. The Detroit label soon came calling, pitching a Motown songwriting deal, which Betty turned down. Motown wanted to own everything. Heading to the UK, Marc Bolan of T. Rex urged the creative dynamo to start writing for herself. A common thread throughout Betty's career would be her unbending Do-It-Yourself ethic, which made her quickly turn down anyone who didn't fit with the vision. She would eventually say no to Eric Clapton as her album producer, seeing him as too banal.


    In 1973, Davis would finally kick off her cosmic career with an amazingly progressive hard funk and sweet soul self-titled debut. Davis showcased her fiercely unique talent and features such gems as "If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up" and "Game Is My Middle Name." The album Betty Davis was recorded with Sly & The Family Stone's rhythm section, sharply produced by Sly Stone drummer Greg Errico, and featured backing vocals from Sylvester and the Pointer Sisters.

    1. If I'm In Luck I Might Get Picked Up
    2. Walkin Up The Road
    3. Anti Love Song
    4. Your Man My Man
    5. Ooh Yeah
    6. Steppin In Her I. Miller Shoes
    7. Game Is My Middle Name
    8. In The Meantime
    Betty Davis
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