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  • Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure) Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Leadbelly (Pure Pleasure)

    Leadbelly's last recording sessions for a commercial record label, held in the early fall of 1944, yielded a dazzling 12 songs, embracing virtuoso guitar blues (Grasshoppers In My Pillow), pounding piano-driven scatting (The Eagle Rocks, with Leadbelly himself at the ivories, a talent for which he wasn't usually recognized), and familiar standards done in some startlingly different ways, including Goodnight, Irene, Rock Island Line, and Ella Speed, done with the understated accompaniment of a zither (courtesy of Paul Mason Howard) as well as his own guitar. Leadbelly was in excellent voice and top form on guitar and piano - having gone to California to test the commercial waters, he met Tex Ritter, an old friend, who arranged for Leadbelly to come to his house and, with Merle Travis playing as well and Capitol executive Lee Gillette present, auditioned then and there for the label; he was energized by the experience, and Capitol's recording caught the brightest as well as the deepest tones in his playing, thus making this record one of the very best showcases for acoustic 12-string guitar of the period. Sadly, only a handful of these tracks were issued during the man's own lifetime, thus convincing him that they were another career dead end - in 1956 (and again in 1962) they emerged with an impassioned annotation by Dave Dexter Jr., imploring people to buy these last commercial sides by one of the most celebrated bluesmen of the century.



    Production notes: Whilst this album has been mastered and produced to the highest possible standards it is NOT upto what would be considered audiophile standards. This would be impossible bearing in mind the standards of recording and mastering at the time.




    Musicians:



    • Leadbelly (guitar, piano)

    • Paul Mason Howard (zither)




    Recording: October 1944 in Hollywood, USA

    Production: Dave Dexter Jr. and Lee Gilette



    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.


    Goodnight Irene
    Grasshoppers In My Pillow

    The Eagle Rocks
    Rock Island Line

    Ella Speed
    Backwater Blues
    Take This Hammer
    Tell Me, Baby
    Eagle Rock Rag

    Western Plain
    Sweet Mary Blues
    On A Christmas Day
    Huddie Ledbetter
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  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Where Did You Sleep Last Night? Quick View

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    Where Did You Sleep Last Night?

    Special Limited Edition vinyl from one of the most influential blues guitarist and vocalist of all time, Leadbelly, including the classic recordings Goodnight Irene, The Boll Weevil, Where Did You Sleep Last Night? and many, many more!
    1. . Where Did You Sleep Last Night?
    2. The Bourgeois Blues
    3. Looky Looky Yonder / Black Betty Yellow Womens Doorbells
    4. The Gallis Pole
    5. Big Fat Woman
    6. Bring Me Lil Watter Silvy
    7. John Hardy
    8. Goodnight Irene
    9. How Long Blues (feat. Sonny Terry)
    10. On A Monday (Im Almost Done)
    11. Blue Tail Fly
    12. The Boll Weevil
    13. Borrow Love And Go
    14. Pretty Flowers In My Backyard (feat. Josh White)
    Leadbelly
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    Live In Europe

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    After only 2 studio albums, Rory Gallagher released Live! in Europe in 1972. Considered a landmark live album, the record - then containing 7 tracks - became Rory's 1st gold record. Heavily influenced by the likes of Woody Guthrie, Bill Broonzy and Leadbelly, Rory taught himself to play the mandolin, acoustic guitar, harmonica and also mastered the slide. After discovering the electric blues of Muddy Waters he started experimenting with different styles.


    After Gallagher's band Taste broke up (he recorded 2 studio & 2 live albums with Taste) Rory toured under his own name and recorded 'Rory Gallagher' and 'Deuce' with his power trio, featuring bassist Gerry McAvoy (whom stayed in his band for 20 years) and drummer Wilgar Campbell.
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    Rory Gallagher won his greatest acclaim with his marathon live shows and was voted 'Melody Maker's Top Musician of the Year' in 1972, trumping Eric Clapton. It's his live shows which captured the raw energy of his songs, Rory insisted, and therefore, he released a number of live albums. Live! In Europe contain the 'definitive versions' of some of his well known songs and is an instant classic, which seamlessly blends folk, acoustic blues & blues-rock.

    1. Messin' With The Kid
    2. Laundromat
    3. I Could've Had Religion
    4. Pistol Slapper Blues
    5. Going To My Home Town
    6. In Your Town
    7. Bullfrog Blues
    Rory Gallagher
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  • Animals In The Dark Animals In The Dark Quick View

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    Animals In The Dark

    The songs on this Anti debut sound cultivated from the fertile, treacherous Mississippi mud that surrounds William Elliott Whitmore. Whitmore's ability to balance contrasts; suffering and humor, truth and fancy, the literary and the earthy, places him in a tradition that has drawn young dissidents to folk music since before Dylan's time. With two albums behind him featuring his stunning voice, a powerful instrument that can recall Leadbelly and Otis Redding within the same song, and traditional banjo and guitar, Whitmore has made a name for himself in both the punk and roots communities.
    1. Mutiny
    2. Who Stole The Soul
    3. Johnny Law
    4. Old Devils
    5. Hell Or High Water
    6. There's Hope For You
    7. Hard Times
    8. Lifetime Underground
    9. Let The Rain Come In
    10. A Good Day To Die
    William Elliott Whitmore
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  • The Way We Move (Awaiting Repress) The Way We Move (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Way We Move (Awaiting Repress)

    The Way We Move, the new album from acclaimed musician Langhorne Slim will see its release on Ramseur Records. The album follows-up his critically acclaimed 2009 release Be Set Free which Paste says, perfectly captures the lyrical simplicity of bygone times with straightforward lines. In celebration of the release, Langhorne Slim & The Law will continue to tour throughout 2012.


    The 14-track album was produced by Kenny Siegal and Langhorne Slim & The Law at Old Soul Studios in Catskill, NY. Langhorne's band, The Law, consists of David Moore (piano/keyboards/banjos/electric guitar/vocals), Jeffrey Ratner (bass/background vocals) and Malachi DeLorenzo (drums/percussion/background vocals).


    Of the new album, Langhorne comments, My goal for this record was to create something that we could stand by and be proud of for the rest of our lives. To make music that is real, raw and beautiful. Langhorne Slim began his musical career in Brooklyn in 2004. His previous releases include Electric Love Letter EP (2004), When The Sun's Gone Down (2005), Engine EP (2006), Langhorne Slim (2008) and his latest, Be Set Free (2009). White vinyl configuration with CD insert.


    Leadbelly's gift for storytelling and Dylan's ability to captivate a crowd. - New Yorker

    1. The Way We Move
    2. Badluck
    3. Fire
    4. Salvation
    5. On the Attack
    6. Someday
    7. Great Divide
    8. Just A Dream
    9. Song For Sid
    10. Found My Heart
    11. Wild Soul
    12. Two Crooked Hearts
    13. Coffee Cups
    14. Past Lives
    Langhorne Slim
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    Colored Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart

    Inarticulate Speech of the Heart is the fourteenth studio album by Northern Irish singer-songwriter Van Morrison - Originally released in 1983


    Morrison said he arrived at the title from a Shavian saying: that idea of communicating with as little articulation as possible, at the same time being emotionally articulate.


    One of music's true originals Van Morrison's unique and inspirational musical legacy is rooted in postwar Belfast. Born in 1945 Van heard his Shipyard worker father's collection of blues, country and gospel early in life.Feeding off musical greats such as Hank Williams, Jimmie Rodgers, Muddy Waters, Mahalia Jackson and Leadbelly he was a travelling musician at 13 and singing, playing guitar and sax, in several bands, before forming Them in 1964.Making their name at Belfast's Maritime Club Them soon established Van as a major force in the British R&B scene. Morrison's matchless vocal and songwriting talents produced instant classics such as the much covered 'Gloria' and 'Here Comes The Night'.Those talents found full astonishing range in Van's solo career.After working with Them's New York producer Bert Berns on beautiful Top 40 pop hit 'Brown Eyed Girl' (1967), Morrison moved to another realm.


    With one of the most revered catalogues in music history and his unparalleled talents as composer, singer and performer Morrison's past achievements loom large. But, as throughout his extraordinary career, how that past informs his future achievements and still stirs excitement and keen anticipation.

    1. Higher Than The World
    2. Connswater
    3. River Of Time
    4. Celtic Swing
    5. Rave On, John Donne
    6. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, No. 1
    7. Irish Heartbeat
    8. The Street Only Knew Your Name
    9. Cry For Home
    10. Inarticulate Speech Of The Heart, No. 2
    11. September Night
    Van Morrison
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    Old Sock

    Old Sock marks the 21st solo studio album for the guitar legend, and is released on the Bushbranch Records label, a branch of Surfdog. This double LP also includes a download card.


    On the heels of a sold-out Crossroads Guitar Festival and the announcement of a major world tour, Eric Clapton announced the release of his 21st studio album and his first album since 2010. The album, Old Sock produced by Eric Clapton, Doyle Bramhall II, Justin Stanley and Simon Climie, features two original songs Every Little Thing and Gotta Get Over. Old Sock is released on Clapton s Bushbranch label, distributed through a collaboration with Surfdog Records in the USA and Canada.


    The album is a collection of some of Clapton's favorite songs spanning from his childhood to present day that highlights his vast appreciation and knowledge of music. From Leadbelly to J.J. Cale; Peter Tosh to George Gershwin; Hank Snow to Gary Moore and Taj Mahal, this record is a celebration of so many who have inspired Clapton s rich musical life. Clapton has always had a remarkable ability to recognize great songs and a gift for knowing how to uniquely interpret them, as he does on Old Sock. The album explores romantic standards of the 30's, reggae, soul, rock, and includes a stand out playful collaboration with Paul McCartney, to create an experience that is quintessential Clapton.


    Clapton assembled a band for the recordings consisting of longtime collaborators Steve Gadd (drums), Willie Weeks (bass) and Chris Stainton (keyboards) along with some surprise guest additions. JJ Cale joins the song Angel for backing vocals and guitar, Chaka Khan joins as backing vocalist for Get On Over, Steve Winwood on the Hammond B3 Organ on Still Got The Blues, Paul McCartney on bass/vocals on All of Me, Jim Keltner on drums for Our Love is Here To Stay.

    1. Further On Down The Road
    2. Angel
    3. Every Little Thing
    4. The Folks Who Live On The Hill
    5. Born To Lose
    6. Till Your Well Runs Dry
    7. All Of Me
    8. Still Got The Blues
    9. Good Night Irene
    10. Gotta Get Over
    11. Your One And Only Man
    12.Our Love Is Here To Stay
    Eric Clapton
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • MTV Unplugged In New York MTV Unplugged In New York Quick View

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    MTV Unplugged In New York

    Ranked 311/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Recorded in November 1993, less than six months before singer Kurt Cobain killed himself, Nirvanas MTV Unplugged is a watershed document that presents a band at the peak of its powers. Unlike any other unplugged affair, the diverse album is not a simple stripped-down regurgitation of greatest hits or a cash-it-in set of nostalgic favorites. Rather, the live effort is among the most emotionally naked spectacles ever released an album so starkly intense and profoundly personal, its impossible not to get chills down the spine.


    Made primarily with acoustic instrumentsGrohl even trades sticks for brushes, Krist Novoselic picks up an accordion, and cellist Lori Goldston prominently figures in the arrangementsUnplugged in New York reveals Nirvanas folksier side and clear ambition to move beyond abrasive rock. The setlist is as surprising as the stylistic makeover. Save for renditions of All Apologies and Come As You Are, the adventurous material includes brooding covers of the Meat Puppets' Lake of Fire, Plateau, and Oh Me as well as harrowing versions of David Bowies The Man Who Sold the World, and the Vaselines Jesus Dont Want Me for a Sunbeam.


    And then there's the heart-shattering climax. Intensely private and disturbingly primal, Nirvana's rendition of the Leadbelly standard Where Did You Sleep Last Night takes its place among the most cathartic songs ever committed to record. Its the musical equivalent of the insides of Cobain's soul being ripped out and put out display for all to see.


    Hurry! Do not pass up this chance to own the Nirvana swan song that Rolling Stone named one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time!

    1. About A Girl
    2. Come As You Are
    3. Jesus Doesn't Want Me For A Sunbeam
    4. The Man Who Sold The World
    5. Pennyroyal Tea
    6. Dumb
    7. Polly
    8. On A Plain
    9. Something In The Way
    10. Plateau
    11. Oh Me
    12. Lake Of Fire
    13. All Apologies
    14. Where Did You Sleep Last Night
    Nirvana
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  • Kicking Against The Pricks Kicking Against The Pricks Quick View

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    Kicking Against The Pricks

    Besides being noteworthy as an astonishingly good all-covers album, Kicking Against the Pricks is notable for the arrival of a new key member for the Seeds, drummer Thomas Wydler. Besides being a fine percussionist, able to perform at both the explosive and restrained levels Cave requires, Wydler also allowed Harvey to concentrate on adding guitar and keyboards live as well as in the studio, a notable bonus. Race reappears briefly to add some guitar while former Birthday Party cohorts Rowland Howard and Tracy Pew guest as well, the latter on some of his last tracks before his untimely death. The selection of songs is quite impressive, ranging from old standards like Long Black Veil to everything from John Lee Hooker's I'm Gonna Kill That Woman and Gene Pitney's pop aria Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart. Matching the range of material, the Seeds are well on their way to becoming the rock/cabaret/blues showband of Cave's dreams, able to conjure up haunting, winsome atmospheres (Sleeping Annaleah) as much as higher-volume takes (Roy Orbison's Running Scared, the Velvet Underground's All Tomorrow's Parties). The version of Leadbelly's Black Betty is particularly grand, Harvey's drumming driving the track with ominous power. This said, often holding everything back is the key, as the creepout build of Hey Joe demonstrates. Even more striking is how Cave's own vocals rebut the charges that all he ever does is overdramatize everything he sings -- consider the husky, purring delivery on Johnny Cash's The Singer. Other winners include a masterful version of Jimmy Webb's By the Time I Get to Phoenix and the stately, album-closing The Carnival Is Over, originally a mid-'60s hit for the Seekers.

    - Ned Raggett (All Music)
    1. Muddy Water
    2. I'm Gonna Kill That Woman
    3. Sleeping Annaleah
    4. Long Black Veil
    5. Hey Joe
    6. The Singer (a.k.a. The Folksinger)
    7. All Tomorrow's Parties
    8. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
    9. The Hammer Song
    10. Something's Gotten Hold of My Heart
    11. Jesus Met the Woman at the Well
    12. The Carnival Is Over
    Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
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  • Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Folksy Nina (Pure Pleasure)

    Pianist and singer Nina Simone defied categorization by blending classical, jazz and popular music into an unconventional and highly personal idiom: over four decades, she galvanized audiences with albums and performances replete with deep passion and keen attention to emotion.
    Fiercely honest, Simone was admired for her eccentricity and individualism. She was known for her spirited personality on and off the stage, which included flirting with audience members and voicing her opinions about social topics of the time.



    Like the 1963 LP Nina Simone At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure SCP 455), this was recorded in front of a devoted and enthusiastic live audience at Carnegie Hall on May 12, 1963. It isn't just unworthy leftovers, but a strong set in its own right, concentrating on material that could be seen as traditional or folk in orientation. It's not exactly strictly folk music, in repertoire or arrangement (which includes piano, guitar, bass, and drums, though not every tune has all of the instruments); Twelfth Of Never certainly isn't folk music. However, there was also an uptempo piano blues, Leadbelly's Silver City Bound; covers of the Israeli Erets Zavat Chalav and Vanetihu which served as further proof that Simone's eclecticism knew no bounds; and the stark, moody, spiritually shaded ballads at which she excelled (When I Was a Young Girl, Hush Little Baby). Lass Of The Low Country is as exquisitely sad-yet-beautiful as it gets.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Alvin Schackman, Phil Orlando (guitar)

    • Lisle Ackinson (bass)

    • Montego Joe (drums)




    Recording: May 1963 at Carnegie Hall, New York, by Dick Alderson

    Production: Jack Lewis



    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. Silver City Bound
    2. When I Was a Young Girl
    3. Erets Zavat Chalav
    4. Lass of the Low Country
    5. The Young Knight
    6. Twelfth of Never
    7. Vanetihu
    8. You Can Sing a Rainbow
    9. Hush Little Baby
    Nina Simone
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Chicken Skin Music (Pre-Order)


    Give Yourself Goosebumps: Ry Cooder's Cross-Cultural Chicken Skin Music Mixes Hawaiian, Gospel, Conjunto, Folk, and Blues Styles into a Visionary Roots-Music Tapestry


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI, and Strictly Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies: Natural-Sounding 180g Vinyl LP Features Defined Textures, Intricate Details, Ample Airiness


    The title of Ry Cooder's Chicken Skin Music - Hawaiian slang for goosebumps - serves as a direct, simple description of the album's emotional appeal. But it barely scratches the surface of a 1976 effort that triggered an interest in world music a decade before the term became commonplace and a genre into and of itself. Part of a series of inimitable mid-1970s records on which Cooder ignored traditional boundaries and instigated lasting cross-cultural communication, Chicken Skin Music blends gospel, Hawaiian, folk, blues, and Tex-Mex styles into a brilliant roots stew distinguished with virtuosic playing and inspired contextual surprises.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g vinyl LP of Chicken Skin Music brings the brilliant instrumental textures and lively tonalities to the fore like no prior analog edition. Graced with silent, black backgrounds and generous soundstages, this reissue particularly underscores the depth of Flaco Jimenez's accordion contributions. You'll hear the air flowing through the reeds, pressure resonating from the bellows, and the wide-spanning timbres emanating from the register stops.


    Equally transfixing are the lifelike manners in which the rich assortment of guitars come alive, with each note occupying its own space and portraying a character unique to the individual instrument, be it a slack-key, steel, or acoustic guitar. The result is a multi-detailed, organic-sounding musical tapestry that dazzles by way of beautiful interplay, unexpected dialogue, and connective eclecticism that proves music is indeed a common language when executed with a collaborative mindset, innovative exploration, and respectful authenticity - no easy feats, but achievements fully on display on Chicken Skin Music.


    Jimenez, now a legend that's performed with everyone from the Rolling Stones to Dr. John, remains one of the keys to Cooder being able to successfully carry out what the latter deemed a mutuality in music vision. Cooder first heard conjunto accordion fare on a Mexican radio station in his car and proceeded to teach himself the instrument while committing himself to embracing the then-local, regionalized style for the set that became Chicken Skin Music. Jimenez graces three tracks, including a ravishing interpretation of Ben E. King's Stand by Me transformed into a spiritual grounded by a norteno structure and a romantic take on Jim Reeves' He'll Have to Go recast with a bolero rhythm and saxophone-accordion duet.


    Chicken Skin Music isn't limited to South of the Border geography and tradition. Steel-guitarist and vocalist Gabby Pahinui and slack-key guitar great Atta Isaacs represent the 50th state on stripped-down renditions of Hank Snow's smash Yellow Roses and the wordless Chloe. Elsewhere, gospel singers team with Cooder on the Appalachian-tinted Always Lift Them Up, the midsection of which features the Hawaiian standard Kanaka Wai Wai.


    Cooder bookends everything with a pair of Leadbelly numbers - The Bourgeois Blues and Goodnight Irene - chosen after the headliner witnessed Jimenez and his band perform at a local dance. Given their ordering on the album, techniques they employ, and themes, the songs also further tighten the thematic connection the headliner makes with the standout guests. In many ways, Chicken Skin Music is the equivalent of Buena Vista Social Club more than 20 years before the latter emerged. Experience it the way Cooder and company meant it to be heard - in unparalleled fidelity.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. The Bourgeois Blues
    2. I Got Mine
    3. Always Lift Him Up/Kanaka Wai Wai
    4. He'll Have to Go
    5. Smack Dab in the Middle
    6. Stand by Me
    7. Yellow Roses
    8. Chlo-e
    9. Goodnight Irene
    Ry Cooder
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Kurt Cobain About A Son: Original Score Kurt Cobain About A Son: Original Score Quick View

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    Kurt Cobain About A Son: Original Score

    Hand-numbered Double-LP Vinyl pressing of the hauntingly beautiful Steve Fisk (produced Nirvanas Blew EP)/Benjamin Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) original film score to the powerful motion picture Kurt Cobain About A Son. The score has been remixed for stand-alone listening by Fisk, digitally remastered by Steve Turnidge, and mastered for vinyl by Bob Weston. Fans of the film, film scores and ambient music will all find something to love in this release's floating textures and dark atmospheres.


    Strictly-limited pressing! Don't wait to order, since these are likely to go fast! This high-quality Double-LP version will be packaged in a substantial embossed jacket with full-color sleeves and will include a code for a free MP3 download of the album.


    This Original Score release follows Barsuks 2007 release of the acclaimed film soundtrack Kurt Cobain About A Son Music From The Motion Picture. Featuring the music (taken from the film) of Bad Brains, Butthole Surfers, David Bowie, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Arlo Guthrie, Half Japanese, Mark Lanegan, Leadbelly, Melvins, Mudhoney, Iggy Pop, R.E.M., Scratch Acid and The Vaselines, as well as Cobain audio interview excerpts and a previously-unreleased Gibbard cover of the indie-classic Beat Happening tune Indian Summer. Music From The Motion Picture was hailed as A must-have for fans of Nirvana or really anyone interested in getting into the head of a creative visionary (Teen Vogue). Please note: neither the soundtrack CD nor the score LP contains the music of Kurt Cobain or Nirvana.

    1. Overture
    2. A Good Childhood
    3. Scoliosis and Kind Teachers
    4. The First Show
    5. Interlude 1 (Olympia)
    6. Positively Fourth Ave Revisited
    7. Giganticism
    8. The Coldest Winter
    9. Interlude 2 (Seattle)
    10. Overture Reprise
    11. Where Credit Is Due
    12. The Opiate Waltz
    13. Some Days
    14. Chaos and Resolution
    Steve Fisk & Benjamin Gibbard
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    Woman To Woman

    I was sitting in a hotel room in Spearfish, SD learning to play a Townes Van Zandt tune called Loretta, and as I was singing the words, I started to get angry, says Esme Patterson on the inspiration behind her new album 'Woman to Woman.' I started thinking how one-sided and aubjective a lot of 'love songs' are, and how a lot of women immortalized in songs might tell a different side of the story if anyone ever asked.


    That realization inspired Patterson to write an album of response songs that aims to give voice to seven women from popular music: Jolene (Dolly Parton), Alison (Elvis Costello), Loretta (Townes Van Zandt), Caroline (The Beach Boys), Eleanor Rigby (The Beatles), Evangeline (The Band), and Irene (Leadbelly).


    They are archetypes from songs, frozen forever in black and white, she says. I did my best to add some color and give them some humanity.


    Well known for her work as a vocalist for Denver, CO's Paper Bird, Patterson also appeared on Anais Mitchell's 'Hadestown,' has performed on both Letterman and Leno as a backup singer for Tennis, and has collaborated with artists like Shakey Graves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Nick Jaina, and Reed Foehl. 'Woman to Woman' is her second solo release.

    1. Valentine (Elvis Costello - 'Alison')
    2. Never Chase A Man (Dolly Parton - 'Jolene')
    3. Tumbleweed (Townes Van Zandt - 'Loretta')
    4. The Glow (The Beach Boys - 'Caroline, No')
    5. Bluebird (The Beatles - 'Eleanor Rigby')
    6. Louder Than the Sound (The Band - 'Evangeline')
    7. A Dream (Leadbelly - 'Goodnight Irene')
    Esme Patterson
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    Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags

    Todd Albright is a Country Blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. An evening's sonic evocations of pre-WWII Blues covers an extensive selection of material recorded in the 1920's and 30's. Playing the 12 string guitar, Todd brings to life an era composed of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Willie McTell and Leadbelly, among others. Todd's history playing the Blues reaches over 25 years, though he does not remember a time that a guitar wasn't in his hands.


    He first heard the Country Blues at the age of twelve, thanks to a gifted John Lee Hooker record from his sister. The experience was a profound one-the Blues felt right, and he immediately became a self-taught student of the genre aiming solely to interpret the sounds of the masters. Todd has performed across the U.S, both as a solo musician and alongside his former country blues string band, The Staving Chain. Throughout the years, Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia.

    1. Savannah Mama
    2. Kill It Kid
    3. Rising River Blues
    4. Delia
    5. Sweet Mary Blues
    6. Cherry Ball Blues
    7. My Money Never Runs Out
    8. Train That Carried My Girl From Town
    Todd Albright
    $9.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Bawlers (Remastered) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song
    release Orphans: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS.


    The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped
    back as far as 1984 with the bulk of its songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward.
    Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and
    had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a
    home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations
    of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill &
    Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased
    material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and
    Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually.


    Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps.


    Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and
    classic lyrical Waits' songs.


    Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Bend Down The Branches (Remastered)
    2. You Can Never Hold Back Spring (Remastered)
    3. Long Way Home (Remastered)
    4. Widow's Grove (Remastered)
    5. Little Drop Of Poison (Remastered)
    6. Shiny Things (Remastered)
    7. World Keeps Turning (Remastered)
    8. Tell It To Me (Remastered)
    9. Never Let Go (Remastered)
    10. Fannin Street (Remastered)


    LP 2
    1. Little Man (Remastered)
    2. It's Over (Remastered)
    3. If I Have To Go (Remastered)
    4. Goodnight Irene (Remastered)
    5. The Fall Of Troy (Remastered)
    6. Take Care Of All My Children (Remastered)
    7. Down There By The Train (Remastered)
    8. Danny Says (Remastered)
    9. Jayne's Blue Wish (Remastered)
    10. Young At Heart (Remastered)

    Tom Waits
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    $28.99
    Buy Now
    x

    Brawlers (Remastered) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song
    release Orphans: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS.


    The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped
    back as far as 1984 with the bulk of its songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward.
    Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and
    had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a
    home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations
    of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill &
    Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased
    material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and
    Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually.


    Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps.


    Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and
    classic lyrical Waits' songs.


    Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. Lie To Me
    2. LowDown
    3. 2:19
    4. Fish In The Jailhouse
    5. Bottom Of The World
    6. Lucinda
    7. Ain't Goin' Down To The Well
    8. Lord I've Been Changed


    LP 2
    1. Puttin' On The Dog
    2. Road To Peace
    3. All The Time
    4. The Return Of Jackie And Judy
    5. Walk Awa
    6. Sea Of Love
    7. Buzz Fledderjohn
    8. Rains On Me

    Tom Waits
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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    $28.99
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    Bastards (Remastered) (Pre-Order)

    Release Date: June 15, 2018*

    For the first time, Tom Waits will make available as individual records his 2006 classic 56 song
    release Orphans: BRAWLERS, BAWLERS AND BASTARDS.


    The collection of 56 songs went far beyond a simple career retrospective. It dipped
    back as far as 1984 with the bulk of its songs hailing from the mid-nineties onward.
    Over 2/3 of the material had never been heard when originally released in 2006 and
    had 30 newly recorded songs. Orphans also featured a number of songs finding a
    home on a Waits' album for the first time. They included Waits' unique interpretations
    of songs by such diverse talents as The Ramones, Daniel Johnston, Kurt Weill &
    Bertolt Brecht and Leadbelly. These outtakes, rarities and the previously unreleased
    material were separately grouped into themes and named, Brawlers, Bawlers, and
    Bastards. And now these titles will be released individually.


    Brawlers is a collection of raucous blues and full-throated juke joint stomps.


    Bawlers is a collection of Celtic and country ballads, waltzes, lullabies, piano and
    classic lyrical Waits' songs.


    Bastards is a collection of experimental music and strange tales.

    *Please note that release dates are subject to change.

    LP 1
    1. What Keeps Mankind Alive
    2. Children's Story
    3. Heigh Ho
    4. Army Ants
    5. Books Of Moses
    6. Bone Chain
    7. Two Sisters
    8. First Kiss
    9. Dog Door
    10. Redrum


    LP 2
    1. Nirvana
    2. Home I'll Never Be
    3. Poor Little Lamb
    4. Altar Boy
    5. The Pontiac
    6. Spidey's Wild Ride
    7. King Kong
    8. On The Road
    9. Dog Treat
    10. Missing My Son

    Tom Waits
    $28.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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