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LION-BEA-0063xJerry Lee Lewis
Live At The Hamburg StarclubImport
In poll after poll, this LP is hailed as one of the greatest records of all time and quite possibly the greatest live recording ever made. And now this 1964 classic makes a welcome reappearance on vinyl. Jerry Lee Lewis was never in better form, and his backing group, the Nashville Teens try to keep up as he jumps from one classic to another. His reading of Your Cheating Heart is still definitive and Whole Lotta Shakin' is arguably one of the greatest version ever recorded.
Forty-five years later, we can re-live that night on the Reeperbahn. For those who bought the original LP, Bear Family's remastering will enable you to listen to it anew, for those who missed it, there's no excuse now. As a bonus, Bear Family has included one song, Down The Line, missing from the original LP. And when you open the gate-fold cover, there's a large street map (60 x 60cm / 24 x 24) of Hamburg's St. Pauli quarter showing the Reeperbahn and Star-Club. This exclusive full-color graphic was designed by Ulf Harten, a well-known artist and friend of Bear Family.1. Mean Woman Blues
2. High School Confidential
5. What'd I Say Part 1
6. What'd I Say Part 2
7. Great Balls Of Fire
8. Good Golly, Miss Molly
9. Lewis' Boogie
10. Your Cheating Heart
11. Hound Dog
12. Long, Tall Sally
13. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
14. Down The Line$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jerry Lee Lewis / Jerry Lee's GreatestImport
Jerry Lee Lewis has been described as rock & roll's first great wild man. A pioneer of rock and roll and rockabilly music, Lewis made his first recordings in 1956 at Sun Records in Memphis. Crazy Arms sold 300,000 copies in the South, but it was his 1957 hit Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On that shot Lewis to fame worldwide. He followed this with Great Balls of Fire, Breathless and High School Confidential. Lewis has a dozen gold records in both rock and country. He won several Grammy awards, including Lifetime Achievement Award.
Lewis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986, and his pioneering contribution to the genre has been recognized by the Rockabilly Hall of Fame. He was also a member of the inaugural class inducted into the Memphis Music Hall of Fame. Reissued here are two of his original albums on one LP: Jerry Lee Lewis, originally released in 1958, and Jerry Lee's Greatest from 1961.
LP: SIDE A: JERRY LEE LEWIS
1. Don't Be Cruel
2. Goodnight Irene
3. Put Me Down
4. It All Depends (On Who Will Buy The Wine)
5. Ubangi Stomp
6. Crazy Arms
7. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
8. Fools Like Me
9. High School Confidential
10. When The Saints Go Marching In
12. It'll Be Me
SIDE B: JERRY LEE'S GREATEST!
2. As Long As I Live
3. Frankie And Johnny
5. Hello, Hello Baby
6. Let's Talk About Us
7. What'd I Say
9. Great Balls Of Fire
10. Cold, Cold Heart
11. Hello Josephine$33.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-ORG-2572xJerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee's Greatest!Jerry Lee's Greatest! is the second album from rock & roll's first great wild man, originally released in 1961 by the legendary Sun Record Company. The album includes Lewis's biggest hit, Great Balls of Fire, which had been left off of his debut LP. The album has been remastered for vinyl and is presented true to form with original artwork and liner notes.1. Money
2. As Long As I Live
3. Hillbilly Music (Country Music Is Here To Stay)
4. Frankie And Johnny
6. Hello, Hello Baby
7. Let's Talk About Us
8. What'd I Say
10. Great Balls Of Fire
11. Cold Cold Heart
12. Hello Josephine$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Original Sun Singles 1956-60The incendiary singles Jerry Lee Lewis cut for Sun Records in the mid 1950s and early 1960s left a footprint on the face of popular music and forged the backbone of rock 'n' roll itself. Which means that when it comes to rock 'n' roll, it doesn't get any more essential than Sundazed's roundup of 28 of the Killer's rowdiest, raunchiest and most rollicking Sun sides such as Great Balls of Fire, Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On, Crazy Arms, Breathless and many more. Sundazed's high definition 2-LP vinyl edition of Jerry Lee Lewis' original Sun singles are sourced from the analog mono masters.1. Crazy Arms
2. End of the Road
3. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On
4. It'll Be Me
5. Great Balls of Fire
6. You Win Again
8. Down the Line
9. High School Confidential
10. Fools Like Me
11. Lewis Boogie
12. The Return of Jerry Lee
14. I'll Make It All Up to You
15. I'll Sail My Ship All Alone
16. It Hurt Me So
17. Lovin' Up a Storm
18. Big Blon' Baby
19. Let's Talk About Us
20. The Ballad of Billy Joe
21. Little Queenie
22. I Could Never Be Ashamed of You
23. Old Black Joe
24. Baby, Baby, Bye Bye
25. Hang Up My Rock and Roll Shoes
26. John Henry
27. When I Get Paid
28. Love Made a Fool Out of Me$36.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-ORG-0010xJerry Lee Lewis
Jerry Lee Lewis
Produced By Legends Jack Clement And Sam Phillips
Jerry Lee Lewis' 1958 Debut Album On Sun Records
Features Original Lewis Hits Alongside Classic Covers Like Don't Be Cruel And Jambalaya
The self-titled debut album by American musician and rock
& roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis, released in 1958 by Sun
Record Company. Produced by legends Jack Clement and
Sam Phillips, the album features songs written by Lewis,
his contemporaries at Sun Records (including Elvis), the
traditional "When The Saints Go Marching In", and Hank
Williams' "Jambalaya".1. Don't Be Cruel
2. Goodnight Irene
3. Put Me Down
4. It All Depends (Who Will Buy The Wine)
5. Ubangi Stomp
6. Crazy Arms
8. Fools Like Me
9. High School Confidential
10. When The Saints Go Marchin' In
12. It'll Be Me$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sun Records' Greatest HitsIncluding 16 classic tracks recorded at Sam Phillips' legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, this set provides a quick and concise fly-over of the genre-defining music Phillips put together in the late 1950s, although naturally there's a lot more to the story than just what is presented here. What is here, though, is immortal, including Elvis Presley's That's All Right and Blue Moon of Kentucky, Johnny Cash's I Walk the Line, Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire, and Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes and Matchbox, among others. Pressed On 180-gram vinyl.1. That's All Right - Elvis Presley
2. I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
3. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
4. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
5. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
6. Domino - Roy Orbison
7. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
8. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
9. Oh Red - Howlin' Wolf
10. Raunchy - Bill Justis
11. Matchbox - Carl Perkins
12. Crazy Arms - Jerry Lee Lewis
13. Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas, Jr.
14. Claudette - Roy Orbison
15. Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
16. Breathless - Jerry Lee Lewis$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live From Austin, TX (Jerry Lee Lewis)"Rock and Roll's the thing and Jerry Lee's the King " or so said an English fan once upon a time somewhere. Elvis fans might dispute that title, but nobody else in the history of popular music would dare call himself "The Killer." Of all the legends who came out of Sun Records in the 1950s - Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison - no one would have bet the last one standing would be the pill-popping, whiskey-guzzling, gun-waving hellion from Ferriday, LA except The Killer, of course. Jerry Lee Lewis took black rhythm & blues, white gospel, and other funky Mississippi sounds and turned them into rock and roll. But Jerry Lee's life also is, and has always been, his piano; he has kicked and banged and set on fire (literally) many of them over the course of six-plus decades. He almost never made it to Austin City Limits. He canceled one appearance and, only weeks before this recording on October 17, 1983, his wife died in a freak swimming pool accident at their home. But he did make it, and what we have here is one of the most amazing performances ever to go down on the ACL stage. Throughout the day he was a perfect gentleman, showing up on time and acting very graciously to one and all, but once he hit the stage, all hell broke loose. The songs speak for themselves; they're ALL here. For many years later, Jerry Lee would carry a tape of this show to play for friends (and himself, many times). When I tried to book him again for a return performance, the response was, "Jerry Lee doesn't think he could possibly do a better show."
- Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)1. Keep My Motor Runnin'
2. You Win Again
3. Sweet Little 16
4. 39 And Holding
5. Think About It Darlin'
6. Rock & Roll Over (Teenage Queen)
7. Boogie Woogie Country Man
8. C C Rider
9. Chantilly Lace
10. I'll Find It Where I Can
11. In The Garden
12. No Headstone On My Grave
13. What'd I Say
14. Great Balls Of Fire
15. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On$30.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
ADAD-ORG-5119xJohnny Cash & Jerry Lee Lewis
Sunday Down SouthOriginal Recordings From Sun Record Company, Remastered For Vinyl
The Man In Black On Side A, The Killer On Side B
Pressed At Pallas Group In Germany
Once again, Johnny Cash teams up with Jerry Lee Lewis to deliver a power-packed, one-of-a-kind package. This time out, the living legends delve into their gospel roots and come up with a set that burns as brightly as the star of Bethlehem. With Sunday Down South, Lewis and Cash revisit the great standards, such as Will the Circle Be Unbroken and Give Me That Old Time Religion, as well as interpreting the New Orleans favorite When the Saints Go Marching In. While the songs are not all traditional gospel favorites, the blend of folksy Sunday-afternoon-drive music makes for a winning package.1. If The Good Lord Is Willing
2. I Was There When It Happened
3. Remember Me
5. Goodnight Irene
6. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
7. Old Time Religion
8. Carry Me Back To Old Virginia
9. When The Saints Go Marching
10. Silver Threads$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
WARB-STA-0929xJerry Lee Lewis
The Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings
11 Never-Before-Released Tracks By The Killer, Including A Special Bonus Track!
Liner Notes Written By Critically Acclaimed Author And Sun Records Expert Colin Escott
Jerry Lee Lewis was one of rock 'n' roll's brightest stars - and one of its first casualties. Ten years after his career imploded, he spectacularly remade himself in country music. Altogether, he scored more than 40 country hits, in addition to era-defining rock classics like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." Those early rock 'n' roll hits were produced by Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis.
Jerry Lee left Sun in 1963, but, like Elvis, returned often. By the mid-1970s, the studio was run by Sam Phillips' son, Knox, who produced one of the era's biggest hits: the Amazing Rhythm Aces' "Third Rate Romance." Like his father, Knox intuitively understood how to produce Jerry Lee Lewis, allowing him free rein to plunder his subconscious for half-forgotten songs and reimagine them as Jerry Lee Lewis songs, just as he'd done with "Whole Lotta Shakin'" twenty years earlier.
Over the course of several late nights in the 1970s, Knox recorded Jerry Lee Lewis as he crossed the breadth of American music from Stephen Foster to Jim Croce's still-current hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Alongside a nineteenth century gospel standard, "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior," Jerry drawled his way imperiously through pop classics like "Harbor Lights," and timeless country hits like "Room Full of Roses." Although he wrote none of the songs, Jerry Lee imprints himself forcefully upon them all, perhaps never more so than on the bitterly regretful "That Kind of Fool."
THE KNOX PHILLIPS SESSIONS: THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS features eleven songs that capture one of the true, enduring giants of American music at his best. Lewis played the music that he wanted to record and made every song into a unique expression of his wild, eclectic soul. There have been plenty of Jerry Lee Lewis records, but none like this!1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
2. Ragged But Right
3. Room Full Of Roses
4. Johnny B. Goode / Carol
5. That Kind Of Fool
6. Harbor Lights
7. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
8. Music! Music! Music! / Canadian Sunset
9. Lovin' Cajun Style
10. Beautiful Dreamer
11. That Kind Of Fool (Full Band Version)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Great Balls Of Fire / You Win Again (Awaiting Repress)Like the Golden Gate Bridge, hot dogs, Wrigley Field, Converse All-Stars, and Jack Daniels, ''Great Balls of Fire'' is of the uppermost echelon of cultural exports America has ever produced. If you don't already know this, it's okay... you can buy this single now and no one will be the wiser. The Killer at his finest.A: Great Balls of Fire
B: You Win Again$6.997 Vinyl Single AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
The Killer Rock N Roll (Picture Disc)Picture Disc
GOODNESS GRACIOUS! - here's a gorgeous picture vinyl pressing of The Killer himself that includes live and studio versions of such classics as "Great Balls Of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On," "Good Rockin' Tonight" and more!1. Great Balls Of Fire
2. Your Cheatin' Heart
4. Save The Last Dance For Me
5. Good Rockin' Tonight
1. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
2. Little Queen
3. Rockin' My Life Away
4. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
5. Chantilly Lace
6. What'd I Say$26.99Vinyl LP Picture Disc - Sealed Buy Now
Sun Records Does Hank WilliamsSun Records Does Hank Williams is a collection of Hank Williams hits performed by artists from the legendary Sun Record Company catalog. The compilation features superstars Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis, alongside a handful of lesser-known Sun Records artists.1. Carl Mann Take - These Chains From My Heart
2. Sonny Burgess - My Bucket's Got A Hole In It
3. Johnny Cash - I Could Never Be Ashamed Of You
4. Eddie Bond - I Saw The Light
5. Carl McVoy - There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
6. Jerry Lee Lewis - You Win Again
7. Roland Janes - Hey Good Looking
8. Johnny Cash - I Can't Help It
9. Cliff Gleaves - Your Cheatin' Heart
10. Warren Smith - Dear John
11. Jerry Lee Lewis - Settin' The Woods On Fire
12. Barbara Pittman - Cold Cold Heart$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-WEL-3417xJerry Lee Lewis
Rock & Roll TimeOne of the greatest rock and rollers of all time, the legendary Jerry Lee Lewis will be releasing his new album Rock & Roll Time on October 28th on
Vanguard Records - his first for the label. Rock & Roll Time features a star-studded line up of guests including Keith Richards, Robbie Robertson, Ron
Wood, Neil Young, Shelby Lynne, Nils Lofgren, Daniel Lanois and more.1. Rock & Roll Time
2. Little Queenie
4. Sick And Tired
5. Bright Lights, Big City
6. Folsom Prison Blues
7. Keep Me In Mind
8. Mississippi Kid
9. Blues Like Midnight
10. Here Comes That Rainbow Again
11. Promised Land$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
At long last here are the original session tapes that produced Jerry Lee Lewis' 1974 Southern Roots LP. Produced by Huey Meaux, a fellow Louisiana wildman, the final results reveal what happens when two fiery, free-spirited forces lock horns in the studio.
Meaux had just gotten out of prison and had a reputation you wouldn't want in your family tree. Separately, Meaux and Lewis each spelled trouble in a big way and could be impossible to work with. Together? God knows what would happen. The results could be an utter disaster or a stroke of genius. As Meaux later observed, ''I knew Jerry and I would fight, but in the end we'd come out with the record. We fought, but we delivered.''
For three days in September, 1973 Jerry Lee Lewis and Huey Meaux went at it, and each other. Listen as Jerry Lee is turned loose in the studio by a producer who didn't try to rein in Jerry's ego. In fact, Meaux did everything he could to feed it. That ego is nowhere more evident than on Jerry's version of the Percy Sledge 1966 hit, When A Man Loves A Woman, which Jerry turns into a sermon on war between the sexes.
Jerry and Huey cut mostly southern music - soul, country, R&B and a touch of swamp pop. They even included a surprisingly impassioned version of Johnny Ray's 1952 hit record, Cry.
Little did we know that there was supposed to be a second Southern Roots album. Only ten tracks ever appeared on the LP - a scant 34 minutes of music - but we've got it all here, including the music that was scheduled to appear on the second 'lost album,' all neatly overdubbed and ready for release. We've also got the stuff you were never meant to hear, and there's plenty of it.LP 1
1. Meat Man
2. When A Man Loves A Woman
3. Hold On I'm Coming
4. Just A Little Bit
5. Born To Be A Loser
6. Haunted House
7. Blueberry Hill
8. The Revolutionary Man
9. Big Blue Diamonds
10. That Old Bourbon Street Church
1. Silver Threads Among The Gold
2. Hold On I'm Coming (fast version)
3. Take Your Time
4. All Over Hell And Half Of Georgia
5. I Sure Miss Those Good Old Times
6. Raining In My Heart
7 Honey Hush
10. Studio Chatter #8 - Polk Salad Annie$47.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
REDI-ARD-2115xLow Cut Connie
Hi Honey (Awaiting Repress)"Piano-slapping rock-n-roll with a drunk-ass punk-rock spirit- like Jerry Lee Lewis if he''d had his first religious experience at a Replacements show." -- Rolling Stone1. Who the Hell Is Tina?
2. Shake It Little Tina
3. Diane (Don't Point That Thing At Me)
4. Back in School
5. Me N Annie
6. Taste So Good
7. Dickie's Bringin Me Down
9. Little Queen of New Orleans
10. Dumb Boy
11. The Royal Screw
12. Somewhere Along the Avenue
13. Both My Knees$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
TribalLast summer Imelda May became a mother for the first time. You might expect her to turn to singing ballads. You would be horribly wrong.
"There are no lullabies on this album," laughs the lady who's brought rockabilly back into fashion sixty years after it was kicked into life by young men like
Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent and Jerry Lee Lewis.
"Tribal" is as primal a rock 'n' roll record as you could ever find, infused with the spirit of Sun Studios, where the sound was born in Memphis, Tennessee -
but given a 21st century kick up the butt by a girl from the back streets of Dublin.
Tribal" - her third album, following "Love Tattoo" and the Top Ten hit "Mayhem" - is her punchiest yet.
The songs on "Tribal" are infused with the rebel spirit that launched rock 'n' roll on an unsuspecting world way back in the mid-1950s, but also the rebel
spirit of the punk bands Imelda admired growing up in Dublin in the late 1970s as the youngest of five siblings - The Clash and The Undertones, The
Buzzcocks and The Cramps.
The motto for the way Imelda lives her life is the title of her new single 'It's Good To Be Alive'. "I wrote it in the early hours of the morning one day after I
had the baby," she reveals. "I was sleep-deprived and feeling very exhausted. I looked out of the window, watched the sun rise through the trees and felt
- God, it's good to be alive!"
Other song titles sum up Imelda's zest for life. 'It's Good To Be Alive'. 'I Wanna Dance'. 'Wicked Way'. 'Wild Woman'. Especially the latter, with its chorus:
"There's a wild woman livin' inside of me/A wicked, wicked wild woman, dyin' to be free". "You see people toning it down and becoming more responsible
as they get older. But inside, there's still the lunatic inside"1. Tribal
2. Wild Woman
3. It s Good To Be Alive
4. Gypsy In Me
5. Little Pixie
6. Hellfire Club
7. Five Good Men
8. Ghost Of Love
9. Wicked Way
10. Round The Bend
11. I Wanna Dance
12. Right Amount Of Wrong$19.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Acoustic ClassicsGrammy winning guitarist Peter Frampton is one of the most celebrated artists and guitarist in rock history. At 16, he was lead singer and guitarist for the British band The Herd. At 18, he co-founded one of the first super groups, seminal rock act Humble Pie. His session work includes collaborations with such legendary artists as George Harrison, Harry Nilsson, David Bowie, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ringo Starr, John Entwistle and many others. His fifth solo album, the electrifying Frampton Comes Alive!, is one of the top-selling live records of all time selling more than 17 million copies worldwide.1. Fig Tree Bay
2. Wind of Change
3. All I Want to Be (Is by Your Side)
4. Show Me the Way
5. Lines on My Face
6. Sail Away
7. Baby, I Love Your Way
8. All Down to Me
9. Penny for Your Thoughts
10. Do You Feel Like I Do
11. I'm in You$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Green And YellowFirst Ever Reissue
Green and Yellow is the collected recordings of
legendary lost 1970s Deep South freaksters, THE
STROKE BAND. Seen and heard, until now, by only a
few South Georgia pot heads, rednecks, sheriffs,
strippers, and intoxicated U.S. Marines. Fronted by
Bruce Joyner - a swamp rat synthesis of Buddy Holly,
Bryan Ferry and Jerry Lee Lewis - The Stroke Band were
an art-punk aberration to anything else happening in
South Georgia in 1978 - 79. This Anthology Recordings
re-release of the Green and Yellow album is the first in
any form since the private press LP came out in 1978.1. Don't Get Angry
2. Fiction Non-Fiction
3. Green and Yellow
4. Gun Fighting Man
5. Janie's Living in a Cell
6. Latin Melody
7. Rat Race
8. Son of Sam
10. The Waves Rush In$19.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
How To Die In The NorthLost treasure needn't be found in the distant past; the 21st century hides many artists who disappeared into the great wide yonder. BC Camplight is one such example. The alter-ego of American songwriter Brian Christinzio released albums in 2005 and 2007, both gems of a certain psych-pop vintage, combining eloquent songwriting with a self-destructive bent. Christinzio certainly knew it - he's described himself as, "the guy who blew it."
But this sublime talent with the keening vocal and fearless approach to lyrical introspection has another chance. His new album 'How To Die In The North', recorded in his newly adopted home of Manchester, England, is a fantastically rich, stylistically diverse trip. From dramatic, layered pop to a haunted take on Sixties sunshine-pop, from blue-eyed soul to speedy surf-pop, from sparser piano balladry to psychedelic showstoppers and a grand finale that's part Nilsson and part Broadway showtune.
Originally from New Jersey, Christinzio started playing piano aged just four, inspired by his mum's Jerry Lee Lewis and Nilsson records and his Dad's classical collection. Depression and crippling hypochondria clashed with captaining the football team and a penchant for boxing. Post-school, he fell in with people, "willing to go through shit to be a musician," which saw him relocate to Philadelphia where he occasionally played live with Philly faves The War On Drugs and guested on Sharon Van Etten's album 'Epic'.
He's already done two sessions for long-term fan Marc Riley at BBC 6 Music, which featured Christinzio's band of Mancunians who he met at The Castle Hotel pub, a watering hole in the city centre particularly popular with musicians. Christinzio also heard John Grant's album on the jukebox there, which encouraged him to approach Bella Union. Grant's cocktail of depression and self-sabotage thwarted an outrageous talent, but he took his second chance. The same deserves to happen to Christinzio, a similarly outsize, sharp and funny personality with a non-conformist streak. Far from dying, BC Camplight has been reborn in the North!1. You Should've Gone To School
2. Love Isn't Anybody's Fault
3. Just Because I Love You
4. Grim Cinema
5. Good Morning Headache
6. Thieves In Antigua
7. Atom Bomb
8. Lay Me On the Floor
9. Why Doesn't Anybody Fall In Love Anymore$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Leon Russell (Awaiting Repress)Pressed On 180-Gram Translucent Blue Vinyl
Leon Russell was born in Lawton, Oklahoma in 1941. He studied classical piano as a boy and took up trumpet in his teens. Not too many years later, he was on the road as a sideman to Jerry Lee Lewis and Ronnie Hawkins and ended-up on the west coast.
Leon remained in Los Angeles and quickly became one of the city's more prominent studio musicians also often working as an arranger, conductor and producer. Russell was one of Phil Spector's, "Wall of Sound" session people, he also played on The Byrds', "Mr. Tambourine Man," and arranged and co-wrote most of the big hits of pop star, Gary Lewis including She's Just My Style" and "Everybody Loves a Clown."
Leon Russell gained a higher public profile when the 1969 Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett album, "Accept No Substitute" became a major hit. Leon had arranged the album and played piano and guitar in his now distinctive style that became such a part of the sound of the group called Delaney & Bonnie and Friends.
Russell really skyrocketed when he got involved with Joe Cocker who was already a star. Cocker's producer, Denny Cordell hired Leon to arrange and co-produce the new Cocker album which included more hits for Joe including Leon's song, "Delta Lady." When Cocker set out to tour the US he logically recruited Leon to serve as bandleader and arranger for the now legendary 1970 "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour. That renowned cross-country tour has been preserved as a feature film and live album.
Following the critical success of the tour, Russell's reputation was strong enough that he and Cordell formed their own record company - Shelter - and launched the label with this very Leon Russell, "Leon Russell" album. The album features the first ever recording of "A Song For You" which has become one of Russell's best-known songs with versions released over the years by more than 40 different artists including the Carpenters, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Willie Nelson, Helen Reddy, Whitney Houston, Elkie Brooks, Amy Winehouse, Donny Hathaway and Christina Aguilera.
The rest, as they say, is history for Russell was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, 2011 followed a few months later with induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame.1. A Song For You
2. Dixie Lullaby
3. I Put A Spell On You
4. Shoot Out On The Plantation
6. Delta Lady
7. Prince Of Peace
8. Give Peace A Chance
9. Hurtsome Body
10. Pisces Apple Lady
11. Roll Away The Stone$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
REDI-SUN-6618xTen Years After
Ten Years AfterA Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters
Ten Years After's self-titled debut hit the British blues scene with the subtlety and precision of a wrecking ball in 1967, serving notice that what had once been confined to steamy haunts in London was now there for the world to hear. And by the time the band electrified half a million hippies at Woodstock two years later, the world was roaring its approval. Cut live with vocals overdubbed later, Ten Years After is an impressive debut, showing off a tight band steeped not only in blues, but rockabilly, jazz, folk and even occasionally psychedelia. They rival Cream on a powerful cover of "Spoonful," which sports a heavy rhythm drive also evident on their extended jam version of "Help Me" that builds and builds to stratospheric heights. The latter allows Alvin Lee to cut loose with the fast licks for which he would become best known, but he was also capable of subtler, more impressionistic soloing on a stellar remake of the Blues Project's "I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes." If those three aren't enough evidence of the band's ability, then a spruced-up "I Want to Know," first done by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse on the legendary What's Shakin' comp (also reissued by Sundazed), certainly seals the deal. But even at this early stage, Ten Years After was no cover act - throwing originals like the Robert Johnson-inspired "Love Until I Die," the country acoustic blues of "Don't Want You Woman" and the swingin' boogie of "Feel It for Me" into the mix. It was no one-man show, either - as organist Chick Churchill takes the lead on "Adventures of a Young Organ" and buttresses "Losing the Dogs" with some rollicking Jerry Lee Lewis piano. And beneath it all, there was the metronomic telepathy of the Ric Lee/Leo Lyons rhythm section. The best way to hear this classic album is in its punchier mono mix, available on vinyl for the first time in 50 years and faithfully packaged with all of the original iridescent psychedelic cover art intact.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!1. I Want To Know
2. I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes
3. Adventures Of A Young Organ
5. Losing The Dogs
6. Feel It For Me
7. Love Until I Die
8. Don't Want You, Woman
9. Help Me$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Mystery Girl ExpandedEveryone involved with Mystery Girl sensed the magic in Roy Orbison, who, in 1988, was enjoying a full creative renaissance and resurgence of popularity. One of Roy's classic recordings, "In Dreams," memorably lip-synched into a hurricane lamp by Dean Stockwell, had served as a key thematic element in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet," igniting a renewed interest in the Big O.
In a series of bold aesthetic moves, Orbison directly addressed his legacy, first with Class of '55 (a 1986 reunion album with fellow Sun Records alumni Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins) and then, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits, where Orbison recut many of his biggest songs, using 1980s technology to produce results often surpassing his original recordings.
At this same time, Roy Orbison became a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys, the roots rock supergroup also featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. It was during work with the Wilburys that the vision for Mystery Girl, a new Roy Orbison album made of original songs from a variety of writers-including Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Elvis Costello, Wesley Orbison and U2s Bono and the Edge (among others)-began taking shape.
"When he sang it, it was absolutely magnificent," said Jeff Lynne, who would produce tracks for Mystery Girl. "His voice, I had never heard a voice like that live, you know, in the studio, ever . He had this wonderful spirit, almost like a kid in many ways.
He was just a happy guy. I love him . One of the proudest things I've ever done is to have become his friend. I'd look at him and just go, 'Wow, it's him. The Big O.'"
Roy's core group of musicians on the original Mystery Girl recordings included Jeff Lynne (guitar, piano, bass, backing vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar, bass, mandolin), Jim Keltner (drums), Howie Epstein (bass, backing vocals), and Benmont Tench (piano, organ, cheap strings). Contributing artists on the album include Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison, Jr., Al Kooper, George Harrison, Bono, T Bone Burnett, Steve Cropper, The Memphis Horns, and more.
"I was just taken by how amazing this guy was. Just sitting, singing softly, sitting on the sofa with an acoustic guitar, his voice was unbelievable." remembers Tom Petty. "The music will live on, you know; it's very timeless music."
Mike Campbell added, "Any time I hear one of Roy's songs, wherever I am, I just stop and listen to it and he's there, you know. His artistry and his voice and his spirit and the depth of his soul is so unique and it just connects with you in such a deep way . He just had a way of getting into your heart."
"He was a real innovator, truly a great singer," said Bono. "The real rebels to me always had manners. Elvis, you know, and Roy, Roy was a true gentleman. And that's a scary thing in a man, do you know what I mean? A man that's so sure in himself that he can be polite."
The legendary guitarist Steve Cropper confided that, "I've only met basically three, maybe three-and-a-half, of what I call 'light bulbs' in my life. And what I mean by 'light bulbs' is they're the brightest one in the room and when they walk in the door every head turns. Every head. Not just a few, not some people still talking in the corner. It's like everyone stops what they are doing. Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Roy Orbison. And I saw that happen to Bill Clinton. So, there you go and I've never seen that happen to anybody else, ever."LP1
1. You Got It
2. In the Real World
3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
4. A Love So Beautiful
5. California Blue
6. She's a Mystery to Me
7. The Comedians
8. The Only One
10. Careless Heart
1. The Way Is Love
2. She's a Mystery to Me (Studio Demo)
3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Studio Demo)
4. The Only One (Studio Demo)
5. The Comedians (Studio Demo)
6. In the Real World (Studio Demo)
7. California Blue (Studio Demo)
8. Windsurfer (Work-Tape Demo)
9. You Are My Love (Work-Tape Demo)$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Ray Charles (Awaiting Repress)
First Time On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!
Ray Charles' Stunning Atlantic Records Debut!
The One That Started The Genius Of Soul Phenomenon!
Mastered For The First Time From The Original Monophonic Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe Reagoso
Ray Charles was the premiere architect singer/songwriter/musician whose "genius" of combining jazz, blues
with gospel most certainly began the American soul music movement. This modern form of R&B which would become
an American way of life forever etched itself in total with the release of his classic #1 hit single I Got a Woman from
his stunning debut 1957 album Ray Charles.
Fused with heavy blues, gospel and rock and roll, I Got a Woman was one of Ray's very first top charting hits
soon to be followed by other #1 smash hit singles like Mess Around and A Fool for You. More hit singles graced his first
album as well with Hallelujah I Love Her So, Ain't That Love and This Little Girl of Mine. The Ray Charles album itself
on its own merit is truly a Greatest Hits LP, whereby most of these early Ray Charles' hit tracks have been covered
hundreds of times by some of the most important voices in popular music, like The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Steve
Miller Band, Van Morrison, Peggy Lee, Johnny Winter, Jerry Lee Lewis, Stevie Wonder and many others.
Also included on this debut masterpiece are some of Ray Charles' more definitive blues rockers like the powerful
Come Back Baby, the rockin' Greenbacks, the #1 blues rocker Mary Ann, and the brilliant soul sounds of Don't You
Know, Drown in My Own Tears and Losing Hand.
The Ray Charles album forever etched the name superstar and genius with Ray Charles as the LP reached the
upper rungs of the popular, jazz and R&B charts and has become an American institution which will forever stand the
test of time. Being one of his rarest LP's of his career, the magnificent album has not been officially released on vinyl
in over five decades and fetches hundreds of dollars for a mint used copy if you can even find one.
Friday Music is very honored to announce the first time ever 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl LP of the Ray Charles'
classic Ray Charles. As another installment in our treasured Ray Charles/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, his
amazing debut LP is mastered from the original monophonic Atlantic Records' tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music
Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster. This masterwork truly sounds exceptional and will become one
of the more important roots albums to be reissued in quite some time for the audiophile vinyl domain.
This limited edition release also comes with the original album cover graphics of Marvin Israel, featuring the
stunning liner notes by Guy Remark.
The album will be packaged in a poly bag to preserve the rich details of the legendary cover art as well as a poly
lined inner sleeve to protect your vinyl purchase for years to come. I Got a Woman!!!1. Ain't That Love
2. Drown in My Own Tears
3. Come Back Baby
4. Sinner's Prayer
5. Funny (But I Still Love You)
6. Losing Hand
7. A Fool for You
8. Hallelujah I Love Her So
9. Mess Around
10. This Little Girl of Mine
11. Mary Ann
13. Don't You Know
14. I Got a Woman$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Portraits In Blues Volume 6Blues guitar simply would not have developed in the manner that it did if not for the prolific brilliance of Lonnie Johnson. He was there to help define the instrument's future within the genre and the genre's future itself at the very beginning, his melodic conception so far advanced from most of his pre-war peers as to inhabit a plane all his own. For more than 40 years, Johnson played blues, jazz, and ballads his way; he was a true blues originator whose influence hung heavy on a host of subsequent blues immortals.
Johnson's influence was massive, touching everyone from Robert Johnson, whose seminal approach bore strong resemblance to that of his older namesake, to Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, who each paid heartfelt tribute with versions of Tomorrow Night while at Sun.
- Lonnie Johnson (vocals, guitar)
- Otis Spann (piano)
Recording: October 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark
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. Tomorrow Night
2. Clementine Blues
3. See See Rider
4. Raining On The Cold, Cold Ground
5. Jelly Jelly Side
6. Too Late To Cry
7. Call Me Darling
8. Why Did You Go
9. Swingin' With Lonnie
10. Please Help Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now