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20 All-Time Greatest Hits!20 All-Time Greatest Hits! contains 20 of his most famous recordings, including I Got You (I Feel Good), Papa's Got a Brand New Bag, Pt. 1 & Say It
Loud (I'm Black and I'm Proud), Pt. 1 . In 2003, it was ranked on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. This classic album is
presented for the first time on vinyl.LP 1
1. I Got You (I Feel Good)
2. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
3. I Got The Feelin'
4. Mother Popcorn
5. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
6. Make It Funky
7. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
9. It's A Man's, Man's, Man's World
10. Try Me
11. Night Train
1. Cold Sweat
2. Get On The Good Foot
3. Papa Don't Take No Mess
4. The Payback
5. Say It Loud - I'm Black And I'm Proud
6. Super Bad
7. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)
8. Get Up Offa That Thing
9. Please, Please, Please$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The PaybackThe Payback is a 1973 double album by James Brown. It was originally scheduled to become the soundtrack for the blaxploitation film Hell Up in Harlem.
The Payback is considered a high point in Brown's recording career, and is now regarded by critics as a landmark funk album. Its revenge-themed title
track, a #1 R&B hit, is one of his most famous songs and an especially prolific source of samples for record producers. Musically the album is largely
based around cyclic grooves and jamming, but it also features departures into a softer soul-based sound on tracks like Doing the Best I Can.LP 1
1. The Payback
2. Doing the Best I Can
3. Take Some...Leave Some
4. Shoot Your Shot
1. Forever Suffering
2. Time Is Running Out Fast
3. Stone to the Bone
4. Mind Power$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Doin' It To DeathFor starters, this platter begins with one of the great intros of all time: "Ladies and gentlemen, there are seven acknowledged wonders of the
world. You are about to witness the eighth "
Lodged in a deep groove between the JB's' debut LP Food For Thought (1972) and the more complex and at-times political Damn Right, I Am
Somebody (from 1974) sits the ridiculously vampy and infectious classic, Doing It To Death. First moving hips and making heads nod in 1973,
the James Brown-produced, 5-song album is one big funk lick, broken up into many delicious moving parts.
As with pretty much everything produced by the JB's - led by Fred Wesley with heavy help from a supporting cast that included saxophonist
Maceo Parker, guitarists Jimmy Nolen and Hearlon "Cheese" Martin and drummer John "Jabo" Starks - all songs began and revolved around
a devastating riff. The title track is most certainly guilty-as-charged, as it starts strutting right out of the gate and continues for just over 10
minutes, driven by a guitar lick and MCed by the inimitable James Brown, with soloists stepping up and out while the song chugs on.
The other centerpiece of the album is the 8-minute "You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight," whose groove is
interestingly teased two times before it arrives in full form. The song title itself is provocative, and the music keeps a stone-cold groove despite
the less than cheery undertones. Again driven by an infectious guitar morsel, the breakdowns in this song gave sampling producers and DJs
sweet dreams in the '80s, and Fred Wesley's trombone solo rides beautifully over the group's cries of "We need some money."
Beyond the aforementioned sure-shots, the twitchy "More Peas," "La Di Da La Di Day" and the much jazzier, solo-heavy "Sucker" round out
this incredible album. It's just another perfect example of how James Brown's funk machine could stop the world when they hit a groove.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Introduction To The J.B.'s
2. Doing It To Death - Part 1 & 2
3. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
4. More Peas
5. La Di Da La Di Day
6. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight
8. You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks And I'll Be Straight$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Birth Of FunkNobody in New Orleans laid into the blues so low down and dirty as Buddy Bol-den, whose Funky Butt became a staple in the repertoire of the city's early jazz bands. Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles 'Hungry' Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: 'I don't care where you put it on those drums, remember where '1' is and you'll never lose the time.' Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith's Talk To Me Baby and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown's I've Got Money. Earl King's Trick Bag, prefiguring the Meters, is as good an example of early New Orleansfunk as can be found. Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel's Slick Chick is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late '60s Studio One dub. And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Zutty Singleton's drum break on Victoria Spivey's Funny Feathers from 1929. Or Earl Palmer's sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair's Tipitina and Who's Foolin' You.1. Say Yeah Yeah - Yvonne Fair
2. Check Mr. Popeye - Eddie Bo
3. The Popeye - Spider Johnson
4. I'm Leaving You Today - Al Robinson
5. Say Yeah - Porgy & The Polka Dots
6. Talk To Me Baby - Huey 'Piano' Smith
7. Trick Bag - Earl King
8. What A Wedding Day - Shirley Raymond
9. R B Special - Bob Bateman
10. Tell Me The Truth - The Turquinettes
11. Slick Chick - Vernon Harrel
12. I've Got Money - James Brown
13. Hold It - Bill Doggett
14. Fat Boy - Billy Stewart
15. Mudd - Roy Montrell$30.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The ApolloRanked 24/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Live At The Apollo left no doubt in anyone's mind that James Brown was a live, dynamic performer without peers and that his talent could come across just as strongly on tape as in person. It was a watershed album, both for the 'hardest working man in show business' and for the burgeoning soul music movement. Reissued here on Vinyl LP by Universal Records.1. I'll Go Crazy
2. Try Me
4. I Don't Mind
5. Lost Someone
6. Medley: Please Please Please, You've Got The Power, I Found Someone, Why Do You Do Me, I Want You So Bad, I Love You, Yes I Do, Why Does Everything Happen To Me, Bewildered
7. Please Don't Go
8. Night Train$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Get On Up - The James Brown Story - Soundtrack"The Godfather of Soul." "The Hardest Working Man in Show Business." "Mr. Dynamite." "Soul Brother Number One." For more than 50 years, these and
other honorifics have described American music icon James Brown.
GET ON UP: The James Brown Story - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features studio and standout live versions of many of Brown's top soul/funk
hits-from his first, 1956's "Please Please Please" to "Out Of Sight," "I Got You (I Feel Good)," "Try Me," "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," "It's A Man's
Man's Man's World," and "Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine." Also included are two previously unreleased concert recordings heard in the new
film that is in theaters nationwide on August 1. These live, spine-tingling performances of "Please Please Please" and "It's A Man's Man's Man's World"
were recorded at the historic Fort Homer W. Hesterly Armory in Tampa, Florida on April 23, 1966.
In 1986, James Brown was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a charter member. A multiple GRAMMY® Award winner, Brown was honored
with the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 1992, and in 2003 he received the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors. Brown died on
Christmas Day 2006 at the age of 73.1. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine
2. The Payback. Pt. 1
3. Out Of Sight
4. I Got You (I Feel Good)
6. Please Please Please (Live)
7. Night Train (Live)
8. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag, Pt. 1
9. It's A Man's Man's Man's World (Live)
10. Cold Sweat, Pt. 1
11. Mother Popcorn, Pt. 1
12. I Got The Feelin' (Live)
13. I Can't Stand Myself (When You Touch Me) (Live)
14. Say It Loud-I'm Black And I'm Proud, Pt. 1
15. Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine (Live)
16. Super Bad (Live)
17. Soul Power (Live)
18. Try Me (Live)
19. Please Please Please
20. Get Up Offa That Thing$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In The Jungle GrooveIn The Jungle groove is a compilation album by the great James Brown, released in August 1986 on Polydor Records. Originally issued to capitalize on
the popularity of Brown's music in hip hop circles at the time, it includes the first album release of the much-sampled single Funky Drummer (1969),
along with a selection of previously unreleased tracks, alternate takes, and remixes. The album's title is taken from a song Brown recorded in the studio in
August 1970LP 1
1. It's A New Day
2. Funky Drummer
3. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
4. I Got To Move
5. Funky Drummer
1. Talkin' Loud And Sayin' Nothing
2. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
3. Soul Power
4. Hot Pants (She Got To Use What She Got To Get What She Wants)$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag (Discontinued)August marks the 50th Anniversary of James Brown's classic release "Papa's Got A Brand New Bag," hitting #1 on the R&B chart for two months straight.1. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag [Pt. 1]
2. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag [Pt. 2]
3. Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.
4. Cross Firing
5. Love Don't Love Nobody
6. I Stay In The Chapel Every Night
7. And I Do Just What I Want
8. This Old Heart
9. Baby, You're Right
10. Have Mercy Baby
11. You Don't Have To Go
12. Doin' The Limbo$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
It's A Man's Man's Man's WorldRunning constantly on all cylinders, the Godfather of Soul's infectious grooves and potent performances are
elevated to a level few others can dream of reaching on It's a Man's Man's Man's World. All of the classics are
represented in this session, including an over the top version of the album's title track. Continuing with its vinyl
reissue campaign UMe will be reissuing this classic on standard weight vinyl for the first time in years.1. The Scratch
2. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
4. Is It Yes Or Is It No?
5. Ain't That A Groove Part 1
6. The Bells
7. Ain't That A Groove Part 2
8. Come Over Here
9. In The Wee Wee Hours (Of The Nite)
10. I Don't Mind
11. Just You And Me
12. I Love You, Yes I Do$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
What's Going On (Half-Speed Master) (Awaiting Repress)Abbey Road Half-Speed Master
Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl And Housed In A Hard Card Slipcase
Marvin Gaye's What's Going On, released on May 21st, 1971, is regarded by many as one of the best soul albums of all time. Recorded in several locations, including the famous Hitsville U.S.A. in Detroit and The Sound Factory in West Hollywood, it was also the first album to give a credit to Motown's legendary house band, the Funk Brothers.
The original album consisted of nine songs mainly focused on the suffering and injustice in the US in the late 1960s from the eyes of a US veteran who'd returned home after fighting in Vietnam. The 2xCD Deluxe Edition released in 2001 brought together the original LP, the Detroit Mix of the album (which was rejected at the time), plus a live recording from The Kennedy Center Washington from May 1st, 1972. The Kennedy Center date was Gaye's first live performance following the death of close friend and singing partner, Tammi Terrell.
Both versions of the album, the Kennedy Center recording, plus several other tracks - including mono versions of the singles taken from the LP - are all featured on this 4xLP deluxe vinyl edition of What's Going On.
About These Abbey Road Half-Speed Masters:
These releases will offer a superior vinyl experience with Half-Speed Mastering from Abbey Road. They have been exclusively re-mastered at Half Speed to bring you a new level of depth and clarity.
This limited edition range, all pressed on 180-gram vinyl, come in deluxe packaging. The initial releases are all iconic deluxe edition titles from great Universal artists - Amy Winehouse, The Who, James Brown, Marvin Gaye and Mike Oldfield.
The albums were cut from high-resolution digital transfers from the best-known analogue tapes by Abbey Road mastering engineer Miles Showell, one of the foremost practitioners of this artisan process in the world today. Only minimal sympathetic equalization was applied to the transfers to keep everything as pure as possible. Also, as these are vinyl-only releases, Miles did not apply any digital limiting. This is added to almost all digital releases to make them appear to be loud and is responsible for the so-called "loudness war" and in almost every case is anything but natural and pure sounding.LP 1: Original LP Release
1. What's Going On
2. What's Happening Brother
3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
4. Save The Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
LP 2: Original Detroit Mix
1. What's Going On
2. What's Happening Brother
3. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
4. Save The Children
5. God Is Love
6. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
7. Right On
8. Wholy Holy
9. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
LP 3: Live At The Kennedy Center (May 1st, 1972)
1. Sixties Medley: That's The Way Love Is / You / I Heard It Through The Grapevine / Little Darling (I Need You) /
You're All I Need To Get By / Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing / Your Precious Love / Pride And Joy / Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
2. Right On
3. Wholy Holy
4. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
5. What's Going On
6. What's Happening Brother
LP 4: Additional Tracks
1. Flyin' High (In The Friendly Sky)
2. Save The Children
3. God Is Love
4. Stage Dialogue
5. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Reprise)
6. What's Going On (Reprise)
7. What's Going On (Single version)
8. God Is Love (Single version)
9. Sad Tomorrows
10. Head Title (AKA Distant Lover)
11. What's Going On (Rhythm & Strings mix)$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 4 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
These Are The JBsThe Unreleased Album By James Brown's Backing Band: The Bootsy Collins-lead JB's
Never-before-heard James Brown and J.B.'s originals and covers of Jimi Hendrix, Kool & the Gang, the Meters. Contains a 12-page booklet with full annotation, liner notes by Brown historian Alan Leeds and never-before-published photos.
This album is the Rosetta Stone of funk's dominant idioms, yet its existence has barely been a rumor. In 1970 James Brown perfectly captured a definitive moment in modern music when he ordered Bootsy Collins into the studio to record the tracks that would be test pressed on King Records as These Are The J.B.'s. This album is the epitome of funk music, Brown's innovation that influenced everything that came after it, from Afro-beat to disco to hip-hop. And if there is any funk ensemble as influential as Brown's, in the post-"Cold Sweat" musical landscape, it's the Parliament/Funkadelic contingent. Those two streams, as Grammy Winning James Brown historian Alan Leeds details in this album's liner notes, converged for the first time here.
This link between Brown's funk and all that followed features Bootsy and his young band running through twelve-minute instrumental take of Marva Whitney's "It's My Thing," replete with blues chord changes, alongside interpretations of the Meters, Kool and the Gang and none other than Jimi Hendrix. This is a young band's James Brown-turned-on-his-head style of funk that they nail in a one-minute vamp that pre-dates their obscure but important work as the Houseguests ensemble and embodies the essence of the psychedelic-flavored music that would propel them into the orbit of
George Clinton and his mothership, where they poked cosmic holes in funk's polyrhythmic ozone layer in the mid-1970s.
There are only two extant copies of the original King Records test press LP of These Are The J.B.'s. This, the first commercial issue of this album, was overseen by Now-Again's Egon alongside Leeds and Universal Music Group's James Brown expert Harry Weinger. It was mastered specifically for vinyl by Elysian Master's Dave Cooley from the original two-track stereo master that James Brown and his engineer Ron Lenhoff delivered to production forty-four years ago. It comes with a 12-page booklet with liner notes by Leeds and Egon and many unpublished photographs and ephemera.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. These Are The JBs (Part 1 & 2)
2. I'll Ze
3. The Grunt (Part 1 & 2)
4. When You Feel It, Grunt If You Can$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Tell Me What You're Gonna Do (Awaiting Repress)Import
This quintessential LP includes James Brown & The Famous Flames' seminal album Tell Me What You're Gonna Do (Ember, 1961). This masterpiece helped define the primal nature of soul. It offers a solid introduction into this man's special brand of musical feeling, intense delivery and R&B innovation. This sensational LP was long out of print, but has now been remastered in this very special collector's edition, which also includes 4 bonus tracks from the same period.1. Just You and Me Darling
2. I Love You, Yes I Do
3. I Don't Mind
4. Come Over Here
5. The Bells
6. Love Don't Love Nobody
7. Dancin' Little Thing
8. Lost Someone
9. And I Do Just What I Want
10. So Long
11. You Don't Have to Go
12. Tell Me What You're Gonna Do$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Love Power PeaceFirst Release Of 3 LP Set As Envisioned By James Brown
Includes Deluxe Jacket With Rare Photos And Liner Notes By Alan Leeds
Mastered From Brown's 1971 Mixdown Reels, Unused Until Now
James Brown's magnum opus! Love Power Peace is the sound of the Godfather and his youngblood J.B.'s (including Bootsy and Catfish Collins) electrifying a crazed Parisian audience on March 8, 1971. Sequenced and mixed by Brown himself for a planned triple album, the set was shelved when key band members departed before it could be issued. Here, for the first time, are the sides as intended, exactly as delivered by James Brown Productions to his label in 1971-a 3-LP set with each disc mastered from the original mixdown reels, and each with a unique name, Love, Power and Peace! Brown and band rip through recent singles like "Sex Machine," "Super Bad," "Give It Up or Turnit a Loose" and "Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved" with a metronomic precision laid down by bassist Bootsy Collins and drummer Jabo Starks. "Ain't It Funky Now" - formerly a slow, simmering groove - is transformed into a fast, funky tour de force in which newbie Catfish Collins unleashes one of the most badass guitar solos ever, while a medley of three other Brown standards ("Papa's Got a Brand New Bag"/"I Got You (I Feel Good)"/"I Got the Feelin' ") blazes by faster than the Godfather of Soul's personal Learjet. Interspersed with just the right amount of slow numbers like "Georgia on My Mind," and including tracks from the show's supporting acts that were not included on the 1992 CD (which was a remixed, incomplete show), this document of the funk revolution features rare photos and liner notes by tour director Alan Leeds. The way to jump on board for a trip through James' world at the height of his career!LP1
2. Brother Rapp
3. Ain't It Funky Now
4. Georgia On My Mind - Part 1
5. Georgia On My Mind - Part 2
7. Intro: Bobby Byrd
8. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
9. I Need Help (I Can't Do It Alone)
1. Introduction: Vicki Anderson
2. Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
4. Break & Intro Announcement
5. Dance & It's A New Day
6. Bewildered - Part 1
7. Bewildered - Part 2
8. There Was A Time
9. Sex Machine
10. Try Me - Part 1
1. Try Me - Part 2
2. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag/I Got You/I Got The Feelin'
3. Give It Up Or Turnit A Loose
4. It's A Man's Man's Man's World
5. Who Am I
6. Please Please Please
7. Sex Machine (Reprise)
8. Super Bad
9. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved
10. Soul Power
11. Get Up, Get Into It, Get Involved (Reprise)
12. Finale$47.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Rocky IV SoundtrackThe 1985 blockbuster Rocky IV found Sylvester Stallone's heavyweight champion boxer in the fight of his life against the fearsome Ivan Drago. The soundtrack, newly remastered for vinyl offers energizing anthems by Survivor (Burning Heart, Eye of the Tiger), James Brown (Living in America) and John Cafferty (Hearts On Fire).1. Burning Heart (Survivor)
2. Hearts On Fire (John Cafferty)
3. Double Or Nothing (Kenny Loggins)
4. Eye of the Tiger (Survivor)
5. War/Fanfare From Rocky (Vince DiCola)
6. Living in America (James Brown)
7. No Easy Way Out (Robert Tepper)
8. One Way Street (Go West)
9. The Sweetest Victory (Touch)
10. Training Montage (Vince DiCola)$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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.
- 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$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
- Freddie Hubbard (fluegel horn, trumpet)
Fire On The BayouImport
Includes Bonus Tracks!
Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.
Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook. This 2LP edition of Fire On The Bayou contains no less than 5 bonus tracks!LP1
1. Out In The Country
2. Fire On The Bayou
3. Love Slip Upon Ya
4. Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans
5. They All Ask'd For You
6. Can You Do Without?
8. You're A Friend Of Mine
1. Middle Of The Road
2. Running Fast
3. Mardi Gras Mambo
4. Running Fast (Bonus Track)
5. Keep On Marching (Bonus Track)
6. He Bite Me (Bonus Track)
7. Mother's Love (Bonus Track)
8. Jambalaya (Bonus Track)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Psychedelic LollipopThe Blues Magoos launched their recording career with a major smash, hitting the Top Five with the brash garage-punk anthem (We Ain't Got) Nothin' Yet. That tune is just one of the multiple pleasures of Psychedelic Lollipop, notable as one of the first albums (along with the 13th Floor Elevators' debut) to use the word psychedelic in its title. The band balances swaggering proto-punk attitude, a Beatlesque pop sensibility and adventurous acid-pop experimentalism on such tunes as Gotta Get Away, One by One and Love Seems Doomed. And the Magoos' high-energy workouts on James Brown's I'll Go Crazy and John Loudermilk's Tobacco Road rank with the greatest versions of those much-covered garage-band standards.
This 60s garage-psych nugget is now available from Sundazed on High Definition Vinyl, sourced from the original Mercury-label stereo masters, with the colorful original cover art meticulously reproduced.
In their '60s heyday, the Blues Magoos were one of the first garage-punk bands to achieve mainstream success, and one of the first to embrace psychedelia. Early in their existence, the Bronx-bred quintet's high-energy live sets made them a popular attraction on the Greenwich Village club scene. Once they began making records, they quickly emerged as one of one of the earliest and most inventive exponents of the psychedelic sound. The band's 1966 debut album Psychedelic Lollipop and its 1967 followup Electric Comic Book, are two of that period's most beloved and enduring albums.1. (We Aint Got) Nothin Yet
2. Love Seems Doomed
3. Tobacco Road
4. Queen of My Nights
5. Ill Go Crazy
6. Gotta Get Away
7. Sometimes I Think About
8. One by One
9. Worried Life Blues
10. Shes Coming Home$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
JukeboxNew Single LP Version
Chan Marshall returned in 2008 with Jukebox, her second album of cover songs after 2000's The Covers Record. Here we find Marshall paying tribute to the great vocalists who have influenced her over the years including Hank Williams (Ramblin' (Wo)man), Bob Dylan (I Believe in You), James Brown (Lost Someone) and Frank Sinatra (New York), among others.1. New York
2. Ramblin' (Wo)Man
3. Metal Heart
4. Silver Stallion
5. Aretha, Sing One For Me
6. Lost Someone
7. Lord, Help the Poor & Needy
8. I Believe In You
9. Song To Bobby
10. Don't Explain
11. Woman Left Lonely
12. Blue$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Harlem Square ClubRanked 443/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Live at the Harlem Square Club is a classic live album by soul singer Sam Cooke, backed by
King Curtis, Clifton White and Cornell Dupree to name a few. Although recorded in 1963, the LP
first saw the light in 1985. Live at the Harlem Square Club easily stands the test of time next
to albums such as James Browns Live at the Apollo or Jackie Wilsons Live at the Copa.
This 180 grams audiophile edition contains the most recent remastered audio version (2005)
for the first time on vinyl ever!Side A
1 Soul Twist/Introduction
2 Feel It (Don't Fight It)
3 Chain Gang
5 It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
6 Twistin' The Night Away
1 Somebody Have Mercy
2 Bring It On Home To Me
3 Nothing Can Change This Love
4 Having A Party$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Earth, Wind & FireEarth, Wind & Fire's supremely confident debut still blows our minds today. Bandleader Maurice White melds a bold, James Brown-style horn section with dreamy harmonies, tight arrangements, and positive lyrics with a hint of the spacey astrological vibe that inspired the band's name. Uplifting tracks like Help Somebody and the cuddly ballad Love Is Life are the perfect intersection of funk and psychedelic soul. The lush vocal blend of Sherry Scott, Wade Flemons, Don Whitehead, and White comes alive-and hints at the group's later hits.1. Help Somebody
2. Moment Of Truth
3. Love is Life
4. C'mon Children
5. This World Today
6. Bad Tune$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)
Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.
800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists
90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender
6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image
250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale
400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography
Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism
First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive
Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.
Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).
As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.
But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.
Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.
USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.$469.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Life, Love And LeavingFeatures The Previously Unreleased Album Outtake, ''This Old Heart'' (Originally By James Brown), Which Had Gone Unheard For Over 15 Years.
Features Eddie Hawrsh (The Black Crowes) On Bass.
Originally released in 2001, the Detroit Cobras Life, Love and Leaving is the group's best-known effort, coming at a time when bands like the White Stripes and Dirtbombs were also releasing seminal albums that started picking up recognition outside of their collective hometown of Detroit. Hitting hard with songs by soul heavyweights like Solomon Burke (''Stupidity''), Mary Wells (''Bye Bye Baby''), Otis Redding (''Shout Bamalama''), the inimitable vocals of Rachel Nagy would no-doubt be a template from which folks like Amy Winehouse would work from years later. A landmark collection of covers.1. Hey Sah-Lo-Ney
2. He Did It
3. Home In Your Heart
4. Oh My Lover
5. Cry On
7. Bye Bye Baby
8. Boss With the Hot Sauce
9. I'm Laughing At You
10. You Can't Miss Nothing That You Never Had
11. Right Around the Corner
12. Won't You Dance With Me
13. Let's Forget About the Past
14. Shout Bamalama
15. This Old Heart*
* Previously Unreleased$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Blues Brothers Original SoundtrackImport
180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Original 1980 Soundtrack
First Pressing Of 2000 Numbered Copies On Blue Vinyl
Comic actors John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd rightfully get credit for exposing many people to the music of Blues and R&B veterans. The soundtrack to their hugely successful musical comedy Blues Brothers was released on June 20, 1980 as the second album by the Blues Brothers Band, which also toured that year to promote the film.
The rollicking remake of the Spencer Davis Group's Gimme Some Lovin' was a Billboard Top 20 hit, featuring an arrangement notable for the horn section that replaces Steve Winwood's rumbling organ work. Ray Charles has a good time with Shake a Tail Feather, and he's helped out by Jake and Elwood Blues (Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively). The cover of Solomon Burke's Everybody Needs Somebody to Love is a lot of fun, thanks to the great overall rhythm and Elwood's lightning-fast stage rap, while James Brown and the Reverend James Cleveland Choir provide a blast of gospel music on Old Landmark. Aretha Franklin's Think is explosive, and Cab Calloway's Minnie the Moocher is slyly irresistible.
The first 2000 copies are numbered and pressed on blue vinyl!1. She Caught The Katy
2. Peter Gunn Theme
3. Gimme Some Lovin'
4. Shake Your Tailfeather
5. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
6.The Old Landmark
8. Theme From Rawhide
9. Minnie The Moocher
10. Sweet Home Chicago
11. Jailhouse Rock$35.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Learned The Hard WaySharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. I Learned The Hardway is their fourth full-length release on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records and it marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.
Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness and melodic command set her fi rmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fi xture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in The Game Gets Old at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style Mama Don't Like My Man at the tail, the Dap-Kings groove seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the Daptone Sound at its fi nest.1. The Game Gets Old
2. I Learned the Hard Way
3. Better Things
4. Give It Back
6. The Reason
7. Window Shopping
8. She Ain't a Child No More
9. I'll Still Be True
10. Without a Heart
11. If You Call
12. Mama Don't Like My Man$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now