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  • Big Joe Rides Again (Speakers Corner) Big Joe Rides Again (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Big Joe Rides Again (Speakers Corner)

    That the experts inducted 'Big Joe' Turner into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1983, i.e. during his lifetime, is surely in order when one considers how he expressed his attitude to life with his 12-bar stylistic freedom. That he was additionally honoured by being posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, however, makes one wonder whether the incorruptible experts had made a mistake. No matter what: this giant of a man with his big, gentle voice had certainly earned a place of honour in the era of swing as well.


    Turner, who appeared on stage with Goodman, Ellington, Tatum and - in later years - with Gillespie and Eldridge, offers his listeners many facets of the blues. The opening number, Switchin' In The Kitchen, is a fairly fast boogie-woogie where the vocal swings freely with sharp blasts in the background. Other swinging numbers, in which jazz champions such as Coleman Hawkins and Ernie Royal perform solos, include several ballad-like evergreens (Pennies From Heaven), which Turner and his band elaborate to become an imposing aria (Until The Real Thing Comes Along).


    The grooves of this LP are distinguished by means of the open, unfiltered Atlantic sound. The saxophone solos in particular, complete with the clicking of the valves and blowing noise, give one the feeling that the soloist is performing in your living room.


    Musicians:


    • Big Joe Turner (vocals)
    • Coleman Hawkins (tenor saxophone)
    • Jerome Richardson (alto saxophone)
    • Ernie Royal, Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet)
    • Lawrence Brown (trombone)
    • Jimmy Jones (piano)
    • Jim Hall (guitar)
    • Doug Watkins (bass)
    • Charlie Persip (drums)


    Recording: September 1959 by Len Frank, Phil Iehle and Tom Dowd

    Production: Nesuhi Ertegun


    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. Switchin' In The Kitchen
    2. Nobody In Mind
    3. Until The Real Thing Comes Along
    4. I Get The Blues When It Rains
    5. Rebecca
    6. When I Was Young
    7. Don't You Make Me High
    8. Time After Time
    9. Pennies From Heaven
    10. Here Comes Your Iceman
    Joe Turner
    $34.99
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  • The Boss Of The Blues (Pure Pleasure) The Boss Of The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Boss Of The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Besides helping to invent rock 'n roll with his hit Shake, Rattle and Roll, Big Joe Turner was one of the most soulful blues shouters of all time. His best albums married the boogie-woogie piano stylings of the great Pete Johnson with a jazzy jumpin' horn section. Boss Of The Blues is arguably Joe's best recording, in part because he sang with particular gusto during these 1956 sessions. At the time, Boss Of The Blues marked a nostalgic return to the jump-blues style that Turner helped pioneer in the '40s. Besides Johnson, Boss featured some of Kansas City's finest ever jazzmen and various members of Count Basie's band, including Joe Newman (trumpet), Pete Brown (alto sax), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Frank Wess (tenor sax) and Freddie Green (guitar). The bawdy Cherry Red and the rollicking Roll 'Em Pete are my favorite Turner-Johnson collaborations. Both feature some incredible playing by the piano master. Turner's versions of I Want A Little Girl, Low Down Dog, You're Driving Me Crazy, and Morning Glories are definitive. If I had to compile a list of my 10 favorite albums, Boss Of The Blues would be there.



    Musicians:



    • Joe Turner (vocal)

    • Joe Newman (trumpet)

    • Lawrence Brown (trombone)

    • Pete Brown (alto saxophone)

    • Frank Wess (tenor saxophone)

    • Pete Johnson (piano)

    • Freddie Green (guitar)

    • Walter Page (bass)

    • Cliff Leeman (drums)




    Recording:1956 in New York by Len Frank

    Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler




    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. Cherry Red
    2. Roll 'Em Pete
    3. I Want a Little Girl
    4. Low Down Dog
    5. Wee Baby Blues
    6. You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
    7. How Long Blues
    8. Morning Glories
    9. St. Louis Blues
    10. Piney Brown Blues
    Big Joe Turner
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Shuggie Otis: In Session Shuggie Otis: In Session Quick View

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    Shuggie Otis: In Session

    A comprehensive collection of classic Rhythm & Blues tracks featuring multi-instrumentalist session player Shuggie Otis - now available on a gorgeous 2 vinyl gatefold set! Includes classic R&B tracks such as "Louie, Louie," "Shake, Rattle And Roll," "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie," "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" and many more with performances by the legendary Johnny Otis, Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan and others!
    LP1
    1. Richard Berry - Doin' It
    2. Richard Berry - Trackin' Machine
    3. Richard Berry - Louie, Louie
    4. Johnny Otis - Willie and the Hand Jive
    5. Johnny Otis - Country Girl
    6. Johnny Otis - Bad Luck Shadow
    7. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle and Roll
    8. Big Joe Turner - TV Mama
    9. Charles Brown - Big Legged Woman
    10. Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues
    11. Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
    12. Louis Jordan - I Got The Walkin' Blues


    LP2
    1. Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers - The Honeydripper (Part 1)
    2. Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers - Boom-Chick-A-Boogie
    3. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie
    4. Amos Milburn - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
    5. Gatemouth Moore - Did You Ever Love a Woman
    6. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - I'm The Midnight Creeper
    7. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Sugar
    8. Pee Wee Crayton - Texas Hop
    9. Pee Wee Crayton - Blues After Hours
    10. Roy Milton - I Got a Big Fat Mama
    11. Roy Milton - Information Blues

    Shuggie Otis
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  • Lost Time Lost Time Quick View

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    Lost Time

    "Lost time is not found again." This ancient idiom is at the heart of brothers Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin's long, tumultuous relationship. However, in Dave's own words, "Some-times Fate, or God or the Universe, gives you a rare chance to prove an old saying is wrong."


    The brothers' new album, appropriately titled Lost Time, does just that. Over Lost Time's twelve tracks, Dave and Phil pay homage to a number of artists and songs that had an early, formative influence, in Dave's words "the masters of the Blues, the most transcendental form of American music." Everyone from Lead Belly to James Brown is represented, but the figure who looms largest on the album, and in the brothers' own musical journey, is Big Joe Turner.

    1. Mister Kicks
    2. World's In a Bad Condition
    3. Cherry Red Blues
    4. Rattlesnakin' Daddy
    5. Hide and Seek
    6. Papas On The House Top
    7. In New Orleans (Rising Sun Blues)
    8. Please Please Please
    9. Sit Down Baby
    10. Wee Baby Blues
    11. Feeling Happy
    12. If You See My Savior
    Dave Alvin
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  • St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues Quick View

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    St. Louis Blues

    Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title.


    An influential figure in the early 20th century development of blues and popular music as a music scholar and as the composer of numerous popular songs, W.C. Handy has often been called the Father of the Blues. When two of the finest and most popular of mid-20th century musical figures, jazz and popular music icon Nat King Cole and style setting arranger extraordinare Nelson Riddle undertook an album dedicated to the music of W.C. Handy, the results were at once a worthy tribute and transformative. Particularly smooth vocals by Nat King Cole were aptly backed by resourceful orchestrations from Nelson Riddle. From the landmark laments of St. Louis Blues and the loving appreciation of Morning Star on through to the colloquial rag of Joe Turner's Blues, the varied facets of W.C. Handy's songs were given a lastingly freshened interpretation. Along with the contemporary Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (also available here at Acoustic Sounds), this album is considered by many to be the best anthology of the music of W.C. Handy.


    Using the original first generation 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the rich beauty of these recordings in this double 45-RPM 180-gram album set. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.


    Originally released in 1958.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Where Did Everyone Go?

    Say It Isn't So

    If Love Ain't There

    (Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young

    Am I Blue?

    Someone To Tell It To

    The End Of A Love Affair

    I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's

    Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)

    No, I Don't Want Her

    Spring Is Here

    That's All There Is


    Bonus tracks:


    A Farewell To Arms

    Happy New Year

    Nat King Cole
    $54.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Come To Find Come To Find Quick View

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    Come To Find

    Come To Find on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!


    Doug MacLeod's ode to acoustic blues, a consummate bluesman channeling his focus


    Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray


    Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket


    Spend any time around Doug MacLeod and the stories from his years of road time with the likes of Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Crayton start to flow as easily as a brook tickled by a breeze. And you know you're getting to the good part, the climax if you will, when Doug's eyes start to twinkle, his grin grows broader and out of his mouth pop the words Come to find ...


    MacLeod was a widely acknowledged electric blues guitarist for many years, and the leader of his own band, yielding a number of U.S. and European tours and several albums to his credit. Doug disbanded the group to focus all his energies on his first love, acoustic blues.


    Come To Find is the debut fruit of that effort. And now it's made even more remarkable, with this 331/3, 200-gram reissue by Analogue Productions. The pressing sounds spectacular. You're holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style - thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.


    Come To Find is the sound of a consummate bluesman touching the core of his art in a program featuring ten originals by Doug. He is beautifully supported in this intimate setting by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and the Mighty Flyer rhythm section, Jimi Bott and Bill Stuve. This is the album that deserves a place of honor in the music collections of even casual blues fans. And for those who love blues already, this is one of the best-sounding, most original works you'll ever hear.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Bring It on Home
    2. Since I Left St. Louis
    3. Mystery Woman
    4. Come to Find
    5. Old Virginia Stomp
    6. Master's Plan
    7. Ain't No Grave
    8. Lost Something This Morning
    9. Rollin' & Tumblin'
    10. Any Port in a Storm
    11. When I Left Missouri
    Doug MacLeod
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Briefcase Full Of Blues Briefcase Full Of Blues Quick View

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    Briefcase Full Of Blues


    Celebrate The New Year With Their Classic # 1 Mega Platinum Debut Album


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release


    Mastered Impeccably From The Authorized & Original1978 Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe "i Got The Blues" Reagoso


    After their phenomenal success on Saturday Night Live and a number of smash comedy movies already in
    their resume, John Belushi and Dan Akroyd dove headfirst into their love of soul, blues and r & b and began
    the Blues Brothers duo, netting them a number one album, top hit singles, a box office smash and acclaim
    from purists and blues lovers from all over with their first LP, Briefcase Full Of Blues.


    Recorded in 1978 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the late great John Belushi and Dan
    Akroyd opened a set before comedian and good friend Steve Martin. To the crowd's amazement, the duo
    blasted them a blistering rock 'n' blues performance which was captured on tape for their first album Briefcase
    Full Of Blues. They later appeared on SNL and the rest as they say is history, as this stunt became reality in no
    time and thus began a short lived but amazing piece of rock and blues history.


    Released during the holiday season, the album became a number one smash and netted two smash singles
    with the classic nod to the Stax sound with Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" as well as the '50s doo wop
    classic, "Rubber Biscuit."


    With a stellar musician lineup of classic R & B and traditional blues purists like Steve Cropper and Duck
    Dunn from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Chess Records sideman to the stars Matt "Guitar " Murphy,
    saxophone champion Tom Scott and a handful of New York City's finest on the reeds, rounded out with Paul
    Shafer on keys, The Blues Brothers were a force to reckon with as their albums would go on to sell in the
    millions making them one of the biggest bands in the late seventies into the eighties.


    With a stunning set list of righteous blues and soulful interpretations, this masterpiece is filled with nonstop classics like the hard boppin' opener Hey Bartender, blues belters like Junior Wells' "Messin' With The
    Kid" and Big Joe Turner's "Flip Flop Fly," plus southern rockers like Delbert McClinton's "'B" Movie Box Car
    Blues."


    In addition to these legendary performances, this unique concert recording yielded more with powerhouses
    like the smash I Don't Know, King Floyd's Groove Me, and the blues thriller Shot Gun Blues.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the blues. Therefore, it is with much honor to announce the first installment
    in our Blues Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their brilliant masterwork Briefcase Full Of Blues.


    For the first time ever on 180 Gram Vinyl, this limited edition classic was mastered impeccably and
    faithfully from the original 1978 Atlantic Records tapes by their Atlantic Records label alumni Joe Reagoso
    (John Lee Hooker/ Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood,
    CA.


    To enhance your Jake and Elwood experience even further, this stunning limited anniversary edition also
    includes the original album cover art, Miami Mitch Glazer's funny liner notes as well as the 12 brilliant tunes
    you will truly forever enjoy in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    Blues Brothers .Briefcase Full Of Blues The Anniversary Edition, A first time Audiophile Vinyl
    Experience . Authorized and Live ..Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music .


    I'M A SOUL MAN!!!

    1. Opening / I Can't Turn You Loose
    2. Hey Bartender
    3. Messin' With The Kid
    4. Almost
    5. Rubber Biscuit
    6. Shot Gun Blues
    7. Groove Me
    8. I Don't Know
    9. Soul Man
    10. "B" Movie Box Car Blues
    11. Flip, Flop & Fly
    12. Closing / I Can't Turn You Loose
    Blues Brothers
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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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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Rain Crow Rain Crow Quick View

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    Rain Crow

    "With a deep, come-hither voice" (Mother Jones) and an "ability to turn that throbbing, thumping uh-uhh hazy guitar beat" (PopMatters), the "King of Swamp Rock" Tony Joe White will release his 19th studio album, Rain Crow, on Yep Roc Records. Recorded at his own studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes and a "bad wind" could drive a man to edge of insanity.


    The nine-song set features new compositions White wrote over the past three years, including co-writes with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton on "The Middle of Nowhere." Known for popularizing swamp music, he wrote gems like "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," and has had his songs performed by Elvis, Ray Charles, and Tina Turner.

    1. Hoochie Woman
    2. The Bad Wind
    3. Rain Crow
    4. The Opening of the Box
    5. Right Back in the Fire
    6. The Middle of Nowhere
    7. Conjure Child
    8. Where Do They Go
    9. Tell Me A Swamp Story
    Tony Joe White
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  • Seesaw Seesaw Quick View

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    Seesaw

    Import


    Seesaw reunites force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa for a second album of choice covers from various musical eras. As with their first outing, Don't Explain, the project is in collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes). Each of the three principals suggested and selected tracks for the 11-song set list, which mines soulful classics previously made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone.


    The one-two punch of Hart's powerhouse vocals and Bonamassa's scorching solos both honors and reinvents the original recordings. They are backed by the same world class band that kept the grooves going on Don't Explain: Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Carmine Rojas (bass), Blondie Chaplin (rhythm guitar, backing vocals and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (organ, piano). This time out, their mighty sound is augmented by a horn section, with Lee Thornburg on trumpets and trombones, and Ron Dziubla on saxophones.


    For Hart and Bonamassa, making music together grew out of the friendship and mutual artistic appreciation they developed after crossing paths on the road numerous times, particularly on the festival circuit in Europe. Bonamassa wanted to do a project with her, and came up with the idea for a soul covers record. Shirley, who's produced 12 of Bonamassa's albums, was enthusiastic, and Bonamassa contacted Hart. "When I got the call that he wanted to do a soul record with me, I figured I'd be the background singer. He said 'no, you're singing lead.'" The chemistry clicked, and Don't Explain was released in 2011, followed now by 2013's Seesaw-in between, both Hart and Bonamassa have toured, recorded solo albums, and reached new career highs.


    "What's so cool about these projects is that when Joe and Beth enter the studio, he comes in as a guitar player, and she comes in as a singer," says Shirley. "They're getting together just to play fun music, sing some favorite songs, without the pressure of career issues they might have on solo projects. The point is to pick up and celebrate songs that didn't get their due in the day, and to pay homage to ones that were truly classics. The vibe this time is more upbeat than on Don't Explain, lots of big band horns."

    1. Them There Eyes
    2. Close to My Fire
    3. Nutbush City Limits
    4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
    5. Can't Let You Go
    6. Miss Lady
    7. If I Tell You I Love You
    8. Rhymes
    9. A Sunday Kind of Love
    10. Seesaw
    11. Strange Fruit
    Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
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  • Burn Burn Quick View

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    Burn

    For 1973s Burn, Deep Purple founders Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice and Jon Lord recruited the amazing vocal talents of rising new comer David Coverdale (Whitesnake and Coverdale/Page) and power bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (Trapeze/Black Sabbath/Hughes Turner Project/Black Country Communion) for what turned out to be one of their best known and respected albums in their huge catalog.



    Commonly referred to Purple fans as the Mark III line up, this dream team to this day is often considered one of the finest hard rock outfits of all time. The term arena act began with bands like Deep Purple in the '60s and '70s, and these masters of the game have carried the torch ever since!



    Filled with heavy metal anthems like the title track Burn, Might Just Take Your Life, Mistreated and the hard rockin You Fool No One, Deep Purples Burn is still revered as one of the finest hard rock/metal albums of our time, as it truly shines in this audiophile vinyl domain.



    Impeccably mastered from the original Warner Bros. tapes by Deep Purple enthusiast/reissue producer Joe Reagoso, this limited edition masterpiece continues the extensive Deep Purple 180 Gram Audiophile Series here at Friday Music.



    Friday Music has also included the original candle cover artwork as you remember it from the first pressings issued over three decades ago, housed in a nice poly bag, as well as a poly lined record sleeve for the vinyl.

    1. Burn
    2. Might Just Take Your Life
    3. Lay Down, Stay Down
    4. Sail Away
    5. You Fool No One
    6. What's Going on Here
    7. Mistreated
    8. A 200
    Deep Purple
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  • Johnny Winter Johnny Winter Quick View

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    Johnny Winter

    Johnny Winter - Johnny Winter on 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP



    There have been some classic rock and blues albums over the years... and then there are those definitive rock and blues albums from the classic rock era, making rock and roll history! Johnny Winter's amazing debut for Columbia Records Johnny Winter is one of those rare releases.



    The self titled second album was recorded in Nashville,and Johnny Winter was becoming one of the fastest rising stars on the planet in 1969. With highly applauded performances at all the major rock festivals, appearances on television and featured in key rock and roll publications around the globe, Winter still found the time to record this smash album with some of the coolest and most influential blues players of all time!



    This self produced venture featured his highly acclaimed power trio of Johnny Winter (Guitars, Vocals), Tommy Shannon (Bass) and Uncle John Turner (Drums). Brother Edgar Winter was also brought into these important sessions to play both keys and horn parts, as well as the legendary bluesmen Willie Dixon, Shakey Horton and his producer/consultant Eddie Kramer (Jimi Hendrix).



    Featuring stunning renditions of blues classics like Good Morning Little School Girl and his own future classics like Dallas and Leland Mississippi Blues, the album soon became a major hit with rock and blues audiences all over the world.



    Of course his stunning and heart wrenching interpretation of the Ray Charles' classic I'll Drown In My Tears brought audiences to their knees! All in all, the Johnny Winter LP would go on to become one of the great modern day blues rock albums of all time.



    This album was so jam-packed with gems that underground AND rock radio at the time would play the entire album sides because of the groundbreaking performances contained within the grooves.



    Friday Music announces another installment of their Johnny Winter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his amazing masterpiece Johnny Winter. This first time audiophile vinyl release is mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Johnny Winter/Elvis Presley/Jeff Beck) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray and pressed at RTI.



    For this special release, the limited edition album comes in a first time gatefold presentation, featuring brand new liner notes and recollections about the sessions from the legendary bluesman himself.



    To keep your album in impeccable condition, also included is a poly lined sleeve to protect your vinyl investment and a poly bag for the stunning album cover art.



    Johnny Winter...A classic blues rock dream release perfect for the audiophile vinyl domain...from your friends at Friday Music. ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!

    1. I'm Yours & I'm Hers
    2. Be Careful With a Fool
    3. Dallas
    4. Mean Mistreater
    5. Leland Mississippi Blues
    6. Good Morning Little School Girl
    7. When You Got A Good Friend
    8. I'll Drown In My Tears
    9. Back Door Friend
    Johnny Winter
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    Second Winter

    In 1969, with several albums already under his belt in a short time like The Progressive Blues Experiment, Johnny Winter headed down south to Nashville and recorded what many believe to be one of his finest albums to date, Second Winter. The album features the original line up of Johnny Winter (vocals/guitars) Edgar Winter (keys and saxophone), Tommy Shannon (bass) and Uncle John Turner (drums). This power quartet laid down some of the finest rock and roll and blues performances ever caught in a studio setting, as well as forever etching the name superstar to Johnny Winters career.


    Always an avid audiophile and record collector himself, during the original recording sessions, Johnny believed that all the tracks would sound better if spread out over an extra side, instead of the traditional two sided LP, therefore creating the infamous and probably first three sided rock album in history! He summed it up perfectly We also really liked everything wed done and didnt want to leave any of the songs out. We couldnt honesty give you more, and we didnt want to give you less, so here is exactly what we did in Nashville, no more and no less.


    Its no secret that Friday Music has been championing this acclaimed world class artist for years now with his own authorized and top blues charting Live Bootleg Series projects, as well as classic vinyl re-releases from the Columbia and Capitol Records vaults. It is now with great pleasure they announe the continuing Johnny Winter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his phenomenal earth shaking Second Winter album. Mastered from the original Columbia Records tapes by Joe Reagoso and Kevin Gray at RTI, this incredible limited edition album comes full circle now in its first time audiophile vinyl domain release.


    All his greatest hits are here like Johnny B. Goode, Miss Ann, Fast Life Rider and of course his classic interpretation of Bob Dylans scorching Highway 61 Revisited. A visionary always with each and every one of his releases, Johnny Winter put his all into this album which showed an appreciation to his rock and roll heroes like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, his contemporaries like Bob Dylan, while also being a cultural icon in the psychedelic era solely with his Texan slide and unparalleled blues playing, an unforgettable rock voice, and a fan base that just keeps growing every day.


    Fellow legend and brother Edgar Winter and the rest of the band truly excel throughout this entire album as well, on tunes sweltering blues workouts like Memory Pain, I Hate Everybody and the incredible jam Hustled Down In Texas.


    Friday Music has also included the long out of print original gatefold album cover designed by Tony Lane, as well as the fine photography of Richard Avedon.

    LP1
    1. Memory Pain
    2. I'm Not Sure
    3. The Good Love
    4. Slippin And Slidin'
    5. Miss Ann
    6. Johnny B. Goode
    7. Highway 61 Revisited


    LP2
    1. I Love Everybody
    2. Hustled Down In Texas
    3. I Hate Everybody
    4. Fast Life Rider

    Johnny Winter
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
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    I Can't Stand The Rain (Pure Pleasure)

    This wonderful album, originally released in 1974 on the Memphis-based Hi Records label, deserved a wider audience than it ended up getting at the time. It played to Ann Peebles' great strength, her poised and sultry voice, and surrounded by the sparse, easy funkiness of the trademark Hi rhythm section and producer Willie Mitchell's perfect use of horns and strings, she sings like a resilient but disappointed angel on this impressive set of songs about the darker side of love. Her best song is here, the eccentric but brilliant I Can't Stand the Rain, along with a marvelous version of Joe Simon's (You Keep Me) Hangin' On, and perfect readings of a pair of Earl Randle songs, If We Can't Trust Each Other and I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down. Peebles sings her heart out, and with those somehow bright-sounding Hi grooves behind her, it all comes together to make a classic album of dark, bouncy, and beautiful Southern soul.



    Musicians:



    • Ann Peebles (vocal)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Archie Turner (piano)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Howard Grimes (drums)

    • Memphis Sanctified Singers (horn section)



    Recording: 1973 at Royal Recording Studios, South Lauderdale, Memphis, Tennessee

    Production: Willie Mitchell





    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. I Can't Stand The Rain
    2. Do I Need You?
    3. Until You Came Into My Life
    4. (You Keep Me) Hangin' On
    5. Run, Run, Run
    6. If We Can't Trust Each Other
    7. A Love Vibration
    8. You Got To Feed The Fire
    9. I'm Gonna Tear Your Playhouse Down
    10. One Way Street
    Ann Peebles
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Slaves And Masters

    Import

    'Slaves and Masters' is the thirteenth studio album by Deep Purple, and was released in 1990. Deep Purple went through more than their share of personnel changes over the years.


    In 1990, their lineup consisted of guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (who had returned to the Purple fold in 1984 after leaving the band to form Rainbow following the release of Stormbringer in November 1974), singer Joe Lynn Turner(who was once the lead singer of Rainbow), keyboardist/organist Jon Lord, drummer Ian Paice, and bassist Roger Glover. Longtime Purple followers where more than happy with the return of Blackmore. King Of Dreams, The Cut Runs Deep, and Fire In The Basement are all classic Deep Purple tracks. Blackmore's guitar solos and Lord's keyboard runs harp back to the Deep Purple of old.


    The album sounds like a cross between a Rainbow and a Deep Purple album. Now available again on Heavy 180 gram vinyl with an insert.

    1. King Of Dreams
    2. The Cut Runs Deep
    3. Fire In The Basement
    4. Fortuneteller
    5. Truth Hurts
    6. Love Conquers All
    7. Breakfast In Bed
    8. Too Much Is Not Enough
    9. Wicked Ways
    Deep Purple
    $34.99
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