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  • The Okeh Sessions (Pure Pleasure) The Okeh Sessions (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Okeh Sessions (Pure Pleasure)

    Her mountainous stature matching the sheer soulful power of her massive vocal talent, Big Maybelle was one of the premier R&B chanteuses of the '50s. Her deep, gravelly voice was as singular as her recorded output for Okeh and Savoy, which ranged from down-in-the-alley blues to pop-slanted ballads. She appeared at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1958, and acquired a large following among lovers of the blues, rhythm and blues, jazz and rock and roll. Near the end of her life she even covered hits by the Beatles and Donovan. Big Maybelle's career was hampered throughout and cut short by a severe drug addiction, but she packed a lot of living into her shortened lifespan. It's worth mentioning how, almost half a century later, the power in her Okeh sessions is still palpable. With her bold, gritty sound, she comes off like nothing so much as a female Howlin' Wolf, and one can't imagine her not being an influence on the full-throttle blues of Etta James, Aretha, Janis Joplin and countless others. So Good to My Baby features typically microphone-distorting belting from the singer, and an appropriately blazing horn section. Gabbin' Blues, her 1952 Okeh debut smash, is a humorous dialogue between Maybelle and gossiping rival Rose Marie McCoy, the tune's co-writer. One of the most stirring cuts here is Ocean Of Tears, a percolating, minor-key tune in which Maybelle bemoans her sorrowful state with an unforgettably cathartic angst. Also impressive, though, are ballads such as You'll Never Know, Ain't No Use, and You'll Be Sorry, which show a pleasant, softer side to Maybelle's craft. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On - a song that she took to the top of the R&B charts before Jerry Lee Lewis turned it into a rock & roll anthem -, her 1955 single One Monkey Don't Stop No Show and 1954's I'm Getting 'Long Alright, are also standouts. New York session wizards such as tenor saxophonist Sam 'The Man' Taylor and guitarist Mickey Baker provide great support throughout. The tracks contained on this album showcase one of the greatest blues singers of all time, at her prime.



    Recording: October 1952, June 1953, January and March 1954, March 1955



    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.



    LP1
    1. Just Want Your Love
    2. So Good To My Baby
    3. Gabbin' Blues
    4. My Country Man
    5. Rain Down Rain
    6. Way Back Home
    7. Stay Away From My Sam
    8. Jinny Mule
    9. Maybelle's Blues
    10. I've Got A Feeling
    11. You'll Never Know


    LP2
    1. No More Trouble Out of Me
    2. My Big Mistake
    3. Ain't No Use
    4. I'm Gettin' 'Long Alright
    5. You'll Be Sorry
    6. Hair Dressin' Women
    7. One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
    8. Don't Leave Poor Me
    9. Ain't To Be Played With
    10. New Kind of Mambo
    11. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On

    Big Maybelle
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  • My Life My Life Quick View

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    My Life

    First time issued on vinyl!


    My Life avoids the sophomore jinx so many artists encounter with an album even better than her acclaimed debut. Produced in Nashville by Jim Rooney with musical support from Jack Clement, Stuart Duncan and Robin & Linda Williams. My Life includes songs by Mother Maybelle Carter and Lefty Frizzell plus eight DeMent penned originals. In a gatefold sleeve on 180 gram vinyl.

    1. Sweet Is The Melody
    2. You've Done Nothing Wrong
    3. Calling For You
    4. Childhood Memories
    5. No Time To Cry
    6. Troublesome Waters
    7. Mom & Dad's Waltz
    8. Easy's Gettin' Harder Every Day
    9. The Shores of Jordon
    10. My Life
    Iris DeMent
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family Quick View

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    American Epic: The Best of The Carter Family

    The Carter Family, a family vocal group from Appalachian Virginia, were the most impactful discovery of talent scout Ralph Peer and the first vocal group to become country music stars. Apart from the beautiful harmonies that can only come from kin, Mother Maybelle Carter pioneered "scratch" style guitar picking, a clever synthesis of autoharp, banjo and guitar picking, and for years served as a matriarchal figure in the Grand Ole Opry.


    Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.

    1. Lonesome Valley
    2. The Poor Orphan Child
    3. Bury Me Under the Weeping Willow
    4. The Wandering Boy
    5. Wildwood Flower
    6. The Foggy Mountain Top
    7. The CannonBall
    8. Worried Man Blues
    9. Engine One-Forty-Three
    10. Keep On the Sunny Side
    11. Sweet Fern
    12. John Hardy Was a Desperate Little Man
    13. Anchored In Love
    14. I Will Never Marry
    15. When the World's On Fire
    The Carter Family
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Wildwood Flower


    180 Gram Clear Vinyl


    We lost an American treasure on May 15, 2003
    with the passing of June Carter Cash. We are proud
    to offer for the first time on vinyl, June Carter
    Cash's final multi-GRAMMY winning recording,
    Wildwood Flower. The album has been entirely
    re-mastered for vinyl and is offered on premium
    180 gram, clear wax.


    A complete document of the Carter Family legacy, Wildwood Flower brings
    June full circle back to her musical beginnings. Recorded from October 2002
    to March 2003 in Mother Maybelle's childhood home in Mace's Springs, Virginia. June is joined by Johnny Cash and A.P. & Sarah Carter's children Joe and Janette Carter, daughter Carlene Carter and grandchildren Laura Cash and Tiffiany Carter Lowe. The songs are a combination of Carter family classics and
    originals penned by June and are lovingly produced by June and Johnny Cash's
    son, John Carter Cash. Wildwood Flower contains the last ever recorded duets between June Carter and Johnny Cash and is a Carter/Cash family experience that reminds us why they are country music royalty.

    1. Keep On The Sunny Side
    2. The Road To Kaintuck
    3. (Carter Girls Intro) Kneeling Drunkard's Plea
    4. Storms Are On The Ocean
    5. (Little Junie Intro) Temptation
    6. Big Yellow Peaches
    7. Alcatraz
    8. Sinking In The Lonesome Sea
    9. Church In The Wildwood / Lonesome Valley
    10. Cannonball Blues
    11. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    12. Anchored In Love
    13. Wildwood Flower
    June Carter Cash
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Divine One (Pure Pleasure) The Divine One (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Divine One (Pure Pleasure)

    Recorded just after Sarah Vaughan joined the Roulette label in 1960, The Divine One found her in exactly the right circumstances to suit her excellent talents. Arranged by Jimmy Jones, who also sits in on piano, the setting was a small group that included one strong voice to accentuate hers -- and no less a strong and clear voice than trumpeter Harry Sweets Edison (the perfect accompaniment for Vaughan). The Divine One is mostly a ballads collection, and it includes a few songs that were new to her repertoire -- good choices like Have You Met Miss Jones? (aka Old Jones), When Your Lover Has Gone, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, and Jump for Joy. One great left-field choice is Ain't No Use, the R&B song taken as a slow torch song that Big Maybelle had first recorded (Nina Simone didn't record it until several years later). Roulette would soon push Vaughan in many different directions -- releasing over a dozen LPs in just a few short years -- but this small-group date is a gem.




    Recording: October 1960

    Production: Jimmy 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.

    1. Have You Met Miss Jones?
    2. Ain't No Use
    3. Everytime I See You
    4. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
    5. Gloomy Sunday
    6. What Do You See In Her
    7. Jump For Joy
    8. When Your Lover Has Gone
    9. I'm Gonna Laugh You Out Of My Life
    10. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
    11. Somebody Else's Dream
    12. Trouble Is A Man
    Sarah Vaughan
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Follow The Music Follow The Music Quick View

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    Follow The Music


    Alice Gerrard has one of those voices that harkens back to the likes of Sara and Maybelle. She is the real deal with the right stuff and hasn't forgotten
    where country music came from.
    - Emmylou Harris (June, 2014)


    Produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor.


    The trailblazing folksinger famously collaborated with Hazel Dickens. Their classic recordings for Folkways and Rounder in the '60's and 70's rank among
    the most influential recordings in folk music history, (All Music Guide), and laid the groundwork for many artists, especially female bluegrass and folk
    musicians.


    'Follow The Music' features traditional tunes and original songs by Alice, produced by Hiss Golden Messenger's M.C. Taylor, and features members of
    Hiss Golden Messenger and Megafaun.

    1. Bear Me Away
    2. Strange Land
    3. Wedding Dress
    4. You Take Me For Granted
    5. Follow The Music
    6. Boll Weevil
    7. Love Was The Price
    8. Teardrops Falling In The Snow
    9. Foolish Lovers Waltz
    10. The Vulture
    11. Goodbyes
    Alice Gerrard
    $17.99
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  • Mississippi Hill Country Blues Mississippi Hill Country Blues Quick View

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    Mississippi Hill Country Blues

    Fans of this Mississippi hill country blues patriarch will enjoy this time capsule recorded in 1982 and 1967. It's Burnside in the raw, playing solo on acoustic guitar as he did for his neighbors for most of his early career--when farming was still his profession. Burnside reprised Miss Maybelle, Mellow Peaches, Poor Boy, Jumper on the Line, and others among these songs on his more recent albums for Fat Possum Records, but these early versions capture his driving blend of one-chord rhythm with lightning decorations of slide and melody already fully developed.


    If anything, Burnside's guitar playing has slowed over the years, but it's taken on gravity as it's grown more spare, just as his voice--high and limber here--has added character with the imperfections of age. Burnside is also a more idiosyncratic musician now. Nonetheless, it's a pleasure to hear him doing numbers like Bad Luck and Trouble nearly 20 years ago, fusing the influences of John Lee Hooker and Fred McDowell into the potent style that's made him one of today's premier practitioners of old-time rural blues. -Ted Drozdowski

    1. Miss Maybelle
    2. House Up On The Hill
    3. Gone So Long
    4. Skinny Woman
    5. See What My Buddy's Done
    6. Don't Care How Long You're Gone
    7. Rolling And Thumbling
    8. Mellow Peaches
    9. I Believe
    10. Poor Boy
    11. Poor Black Mattie
    12. Jumper On The Line
    13. Long Haired Doney
    R.L. Burnside
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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