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    Rit

    From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, Lee Ritenour's forty year career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious Alumnus of the Year award from USC.


    Growing up in L.A. in the 60's, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit Is It You, which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic. In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason.


    Rit is his 1981 album, recorded with a number of industry greats, including Weather Report's Alex Acuna, Bill Champlin (of '70s San Francisco Rock group The Sons Of Champlin, as well as Chicago), drummer Harvey Mason and Toto rhythm master Jeff Porcaro.

    1. Mr. Briefcase
    2. (Just) Tell Me Pretty Lies
    3. No Sympathy
    4. Is It You?
    5. Dreamwalk
    6. Countdown (Captain Fingers)
    7. Good Question
    8. (You Caught Me) Smilin'
    9. On The Slow Guide
    10. No Sympathy (Reprise)
    Lee Ritenour
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Vinyl LP Collection (Box Set) The Vinyl LP Collection (Box Set) Quick View

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    The Vinyl LP Collection (Box Set)

    Limited-Edition, Individually Numbered Box Set


    Remastered And Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    40-Plus Page Book With Never-Before-Seen Photos And Memorabilia


    New Liner Notes By Ritenour


    Celebrating the solo career of Lee Ritenour, The Vinyl LP Collection is a limited-edition, individually numbered box set containing five classic albums by the renowned guitarist; each remastered and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and restored with original artwork and liner notes. An accompanying 40-plus page book contains new liner notes by Ritenour, plus never-before-seen photos and memorabilia, all sourced from his personal scrapbook collection.

    LP 1
    1. Soaring
    2. Earth Run
    3. If I'm Dreamin (Don't Wake Me)
    4. Watercolors
    5. The Sauce
    6. Butterfly
    7. Sanctuary
    8. Water From the Moon


    LP 2
    1. Asa
    2. Turn the Heat Up
    3. Windmill
    4. White Water
    5. Portrait
    6. G-Rit
    7. Shades in the Shade
    8. Children's Games
    9. Runaway


    LP 3
    1. Asa
    2. Latin Lover
    3. Humana
    4. Rio Sol
    5. Odile, Odila
    6. Voce É Linda
    7. New York / Brazil
    8. The Inner Look


    LP 4
    1. Bahia Funk
    2. É
    3. All the Same Tonight
    4. Mister Reggae
    5. Etude
    6. I Can't Let Go
    7. Color Rit
    8. The Kiss
    9. Malibu


    LP 5
    1. Wes Bound
    2. Boss City
    3. 4 on 6
    4. A Little Bumpin'

    5. Ocean Ave
    6. Waiting in Vain
    7. Goin' on to Detroit
    8. A New Day
    9. Road Song
    10. West Coast Blues

    Lee Ritenour
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 5 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Zen Food Zen Food Quick View

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    Zen Food

    Available For The First Time On 180 Gram 2 LP Vinyl.


    Originally released on November 22, 2010, Zen Food was Kevin's first release since he decided to move on from the Music Director position on NBC's Tonight Show with Jay Leno.


    Featuring acoustic versions of "Adoration," "Dirty Monk" and "Spider Monkey CafÉ," all exclusive to this vinyl release, the two LP set has been mastered at 96/24 bit and comes on 180 gram vinyl.


    Zen Food finds Eubanks in the company of his favorite players, most of whom can be found jamming with him at L.A.'s famed Baked Potato (a guitar paradise where Larry Carlton, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Lukather, Lee Ritenour etc. have performed).

    LP 1
    1. The Dancing Sea
    2. Spider Monkey CafÉ
    3. The Dirty Monk
    4. Adoration
    5. Los Angeles
    6. I Remember Loving You


    LP 2
    1. 6/8
    2. G.G.
    3. Offering
    4. Adoration [acoustic]
    5. The Dirty Monk [acoustic]
    6. Spider Monkey CafÉ [acoustic]

    Kevin Eubanks
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Roots: The Saga Of An American Family Roots: The Saga Of An American Family Quick View

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    Roots: The Saga Of An American Family

    With an all new Roots mini-series for 2016 on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel, comes this timely re-release of the original soundtrack to the ground-breaking 1977 mini-series. Highlights include the Roots Mural Theme, composed by Gerald Fried, and the 28 minute, "Roots Suite," with Letta Mbulu as the featured vocalist. Also included are snippets of dialogue from Roots actor Lou Gossett. Featured players include: Shelly Manne, Victor Feldman, Ernie Watts and Lee Ritenour.
    1. Motherland
    2. Roots Mural Theme Performed by The Quincy Jones Orchestra
    3. Main Title: Mama Aifambeni (Premiere Episode)
    4. Behold, The Only Thing Greater Than Yourself (Birth)

    5. Oluwa (Many Rains Ago): (African Theme, African Version)

    6. Boyhood To Manhood (African Manhood Training)
    7. The Toubob Is Here! (The Capture)

    8. Middle Passage (Slaveship Crossing)

    9. You in Americuh' Now, African

    10. Roots Mural Theme Intro (Slave Auction)

    11. Ole Fiddler

    12. Jumpin' De Broom Ceremony (Marriage Ceremony)
    13. What Shall I Do? (Hush, Hush, Somebody's Calling My Name)

    14. Roots Mural Theme Bridge (Plantation Life)

    15. Oh Lord, Come By Here

    16. Free at Last? (The Civil War)

    17. (Many Rains Ago) Oluwa (African Theme/English Version)
    Quincy Jones
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  • Right On Time (Pre-Order) Right On Time (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Right On Time (Pre-Order)

    Limited Edition Of 1000 Numbered Copies On 'Strawberry Red' Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Including 8-Page Booklet With Lyrics


    40-Year Anniversary Edition


    Including The Hits Strawberry Letter 23, Runnin' For Your Lovin' And Q


    Louis and George Johnson formed The Brothers Johnson under the auspices of Quincy Jones in 1975, releasing this second album in 1977. With Quincy at the helm as producer, the duo quickly broke wide open with its debut album.


    The Brothers Johnson's second album Right on Time consists of some of the best proto-typical funk-soul grooves from the late 70s. The album is again produced by Quincy Jones and his contributions ensure the high quality of the instrumental arrangements and general glossiness of the audio production as in their debut album.


    Several of the tracks are as good as anything Michael Jackson or Earth Wind and Fire would've produced around this time, particularly Runnin' For Your Lovin', Strawberry Letter 23 and Never Leave You Lonely. There are also two fantastic instrumentals, Q and Brother Man that are both irrepressibly funky, with Louis Johnson's tight bass providing the solid rhythmic foundation he is famous for. Fusion fans will be familiar with several of the backing musicians: Harvey Mason, Dave Grusin, and Lee Ritenour to name a few.


    The single Strawberry Letter 23 gained a #5 spot in the US billboard charts and #1 on the US R&B billboard. The album received platinum.

    1. Runnin' For Your Lovin'
    2. Free Yourself, Be Yourself
    3. Q

    4. Right On Time

    5. Runnin' For Your Lovin'

    6. Free Yourself, Be Yourself

    7. Q

    8. Right On Time
    The Brothers Johnson
    $38.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
  • Comin' Through (Pure Pleasure) Comin' Through (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Comin' Through (Pure Pleasure)

    This is an outstanding example of Funk-Jazz from the Funk Surgeon Eddie Henderson, which is a classic. The funk starts straight away with the exciting "Say You Will", orthodox but compelling, a hunk of funk featuring subtle string machine riff from Ms. Rushen with sterling trumpet solo work from the Surgeon himself. With a slower rhythm, there's a deliberate funk in "Open Eyes", though it is far more controlled and also features a chant vocal from Diane Reeves. A more mellow "Morning Song" follows - penned by featured keyboard maestro, George Cables, - Eddie is right to the fore throughout. Eddie closes side one out via the mid tempo but quite gritty "Movin' On" it takes a little time to settle in, building into something of a climax - and again Eddie's solo work is superlative.



    As with side one, side two opens with a Mtume creation - this time, you'll find "Source" a controlled yet irresistibly funky track built around some eerie but effective sound effects as Eddie solos the simple melody. But it's funky! "The Funk Surgeon" lives up to it's name, a very compelling piece of music that is second only to "Say You Will" in terms of uninhibited excitement on the album. "Beyond Forever", another George Cables creation, is the nearest this album comes to the old-style, orthodox jazz of yesteryear. As would be expected, "Connie" is a wistful, gentle little ditty that ends the album on a sentimental note and with Eddie showing his natural ability to play something mellow.



    Musicians:



    • Eddie Henderson (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Patrice Rushen (keyboards, bass, percussion, vocal)

    • Mtume (keyboards, conga, percussion, vocal)

    • Philip Bailey (conga, vocal)

    • Diane Reeves (vocal)

    • Lee Ritenour (guitar)

    • Howard Locksmith King (drums)




    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.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Say You Will
    2. Open Eyes
    3. Morning Song
    4. Movin' On
    5. Source
    6. The Funk Surgeon

    7. Beyond Forever
    8. Connie
    Eddie Henderson
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Give Me The Night (Pure Pleasure) Give Me The Night (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Give Me The Night (Pure Pleasure)

    This is the peak of George Benson's courtship of the mass market -- a superbly crafted and performed pop album with a large supporting cast -- and wouldn't you know that Quincy Jones, the master catalyst, is the producer. Q's regular team, including the prolific songwriter Rod Temperton and the brilliant engineer Bruce Swedien, is in control, and Benson's voice, caught beautifully in the rich, floating sound, had never before been put to such versatile use. On Moody's Mood, Benson really exercises his vocalese chops and proves that he is technically as fluid as just about any jazz vocalist, and he become a credible rival to Al Jarreau on the joyous title track. Benson's guitar now plays a subsidiary role -- only two of the ten tracks are instrumentals -- but Q has him play terrific fills behind the vocals and in the gaps, and the engineering gives his tone a variety of striking, new, full-sounding timbres. The instrumentals themselves are marvelous: Off Broadway is driving and danceable, and Ivan Lins' Dinorah, Dinorah grows increasingly seductive with each play. Benson should have worked with Jones from this point on, but this would be their only album together.

    Musicians:

    • George Benson (vocal, guitar)
    • Lee Ritenour (guitar)
    • Herbie Hancock (electric piano, synthesizer)
    • Kim Hutchcroft (saxophone, flute)
    • Jerry Hey (trumpet)
    • Abraham Laboriel (bass)
    • Paulinho Da Costa (percussion)
    • Carlos Vega (drums)

    Recording: 1980 by Bruce Swedien
    Production: Quincy Jones

    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Love X Love
    2. Off Broadway
    3. Moody's Mood
    4. Give Me The Night
    5. What's On Your Mind
    6. Dinorah, Dinorah

    7. Love Dance
    8. Star Of A Story (x)
    9. Midnight Love Affair
    10. Turn Out The Lamplight
    George Benson
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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