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MVDR-JAZ-0721xArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Moanin (Awaiting Repress)Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers present Moanin. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.1. Moanin (Bobby Timmons)
2. Are You Real (Benny Golson)
3. Along Came Betty (Benny Golson)
4. The Drum Thunder (Miniature) Suite - First Theme: Drum Thunder, Second Theme: Cry a Blue Tear, Third Theme: Harlem S Disciples (Benny Golson)
5. Blues March (Benny Golson)
6. Come Rain or Come Shine (Harold Arlen-Johnny Mercer)$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Limited Direct Metal Mastered 180 gram vinyl LP pressing of this classic album. Wax Time.
Moanin' includes some of the greatest music Blakey produced in the studio with arguably his very best band. There are three tracks that are immortal and will always stand the test of time. The title selection is a pure tuneful melody stewed in a bluesy shuffle penned by pianist Bobby Timmons, while tenor saxophonist Benny Golson's classy, slowed Along Came Betty and the static, militaristic Blues March will always have a home in the repertoire of every student or professional jazz band.1. Moanin'
2. Are You Real
3. Along Came Betty
4. The Drum Thunder Suite
5. Blues March
6. Come Rain or Come Shine$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Howlin' Wolf / Moanin' In The MoonlightImport
Two Original Albums Plus 12 Classic Tracks - Original Recordings RemasteredLP1
1. Shake For Me
2. The Red Rooster
3. You'll Be Mine
4. Who's Been Talkin'
5. Wang Dang Doodle
6. Little Baby
8. Going Down Slow
9. Down In The Bottom
10. Back Door Man
11. Howlin' For My Baby
12. Tell Me
13. Howlin' Wolf Boogie [Bonus Track]
14. Mr. Highway Man [Bonus Track]
15. I'm The Wolf [Bonus Track]
16. Rockin' Daddy [Bonus Track]
17. Who Will Be Next [Bonus Track]
18. The Natchez Burning [Bonus Track]
1. Moanin' At Midnight
2. How Many More Years
3. Smokestack Lightnin'
4. Baby, How Long
5. No Place To Go
6. All Night Boogie
7. Evil 08. I'm Leavin' You
9. Moanin' For My Baby
10. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
12. Somebody In My Home
13. Sitting On Top Of The World [Bonus Track]
14. I Better Go Now [Bonus Track]
15. Howlin' For My Darling [Bonus Track]
16. I've Been Abused [Bonus Track]
17. Just Like I Treat You [Bonus Track]
18. I Ain't Superstitious [Bonus Track]$27.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Comin' Home Baby!Import
Mel TormÉ, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.
TormÉ made his movie debut in Frank Sinatra's first film, the musical Higher And Higher. His appearance in the 1947 film musical Good News made him a teen idol.
Paced by his only hit of the rock era, Comin' Home Baby! is a real crossover record balancing a few groovy dance numbers (like the title track) with early-60s cool jazz versions of the standards Walkin', Moanin', and On Green Dolphin Street.1. Comin' Home Baby
2. Dat Dere
3. The Lady's In Love With You
5. Puttin' On The Ritz
8. Sing You Sinners
9. Whisper Not
10. On Green Dolphin Street
11. Sidney's Soliloqui
12. Right Now$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
UNIM-BLU-7589xArt Blakey & The Jazz Messengers
Moanin' (Awaiting Repress)A Blue Note Essential, Moanin' Is Part Of The Blue Note 75 Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign
One of the most beloved recordings of all time, Moanin' is one of the few albums where listeners actually remember where they were the first time they heard it. Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers had been formed in 1955 when Blakey joined forces with Horace Silver. After Silver left to form his own successful quintet, Blakey's band struggled a bit. However this is the version of the group that made the Jazz Messengers immortal. In fact, the release of 1958's Moanin' is when the Jazz Messengers became a permanent jazz institution, a laboratory in swinging jazz.1. Moanin'
2. Are You Real
3. Along Came Betty
4. The Drum Thunder Suite
5. Blues March
6. Come Rain or Come Shine$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Moanin'On their second album, The Hive Dwellers make with a low, wailing expression of sorrow (or suffering). Moanin' is a collection of field recordings made at Dub Narcotic Studio in Olympia, Washington. It's a noisy pop runaway freight train that stirs the blues soul rockin' of their debut album Hewn from the Wilderness to a new beat music recipe. The Hive Dwellers' Calvin, Gabriel and Evan have toured across the United States and left a wake of frug and shimmy shines that won't be forgotten any time soon. You beat the tambourine to "Streets of Olympia Town" in Knoxville; stomped the floorboards to "Montgomery Hammer" in Buffalo; knocked a heady bongo to "Baby Be Mine" in Oakland.
C'mon, join in Moanin' for a while.1. Baby Be Mine
2. Streets of Olympia Town
3. Ask You
4. Love Will Come Back Again
5. Your Kissing Me
7. Montgomery Hammer
8. Lynch the Swan
9. Love on the Wax
10. Daughters of Rebellion$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Devil MusicRandall Bramblett's latest release, Devil Music, is built upon a foundation of R&B and Soul, but this album spreads its wings with Rock & Roll fervor and a willingness to improvise. Devil Music was inspired by the biography, Moanin' At Midnight: The Life and Times Of Howlin' Wolf . In the book, Hubert Sumlin tells a story of Howlin' Wolf crying all the way from Mississippi to Chicago. Wolf and his band had been on tour when they decided to make a stop at his boyhood home in White Station, Mississippi. Wolf wanted to take his mama money and show her who he'd become. She opened the door, saw who it was and she slammed the door in Wolf's face. She told him she didn't want his money and didn't want anything to do with him. Wolf played "Devil Music."1. Dead In The Water
2. Devil Music
3. Bottom Of The Ocean
4. Angel Child
5. Pride In Place
6. Reptile Pilot
7. Whiskey Headed Woman
8. Strong Love
10. Thing For You
11. Missing Link$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve
Grammy Award 2004 Winner In The Category 'Best Traditional Blues Album'
The album is all acoustic and dedicated to John Lee Hooker with the line, In Memory of John Lee Hooker. You are missed.
Not known for his acoustic work, Buddy Guy unplugs for a rare album-length excursion into folk blues. The guitarist gets down and dirty with 12 tracks that sound like they were recorded after hours in his living room or on his back porch.
Guy's stinging leads are still evident as is his emotive voice, but both are less flamboyant in the unplugged setting. Accompanied by spare stand-up bass and brushed drums, Guy sounds nearly possessed on covers from Skip James (Hard Time Killing Floor), Johnny Shines (Moanin' and Groanin'), Son House (Louise McGhee), and John Lee Hooker (Sally Mae) among others. It's a low-key, low-down affair made for late nights, rainy days, and the saddest of moods.
Guy is just as convincing here--arguably more so--as on his barnstorming electric albums, making Blues Singer one of the bravest and most poignant albums in his catalogue.
The album earned Guy the 2004 Grammy Award for 'Best Traditional Blues Album'.LP 1
1. Hard Time Killing Floor
2. Crawlin' Kingsnake
3. Lucy Mae Blues
4. Can't See Baby
5. I Love The Life I Live
6. Louise McGhee
1. Moanin' and Groanin'
2. Black Cat Blues
3. Bad Life Blues
4. Sally Mae
5. Anna Lee
6. Lonesome Home Blues$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Hottest New Group In Jazz (Pure Pleasure)The premier jazz vocal act of all time, Lambert, Hendricks & Ross revolutionized vocal music during the late '50s and early '60s by turning away from the increasingly crossover slant of the pop world to embrace the sheer musicianship inherent in vocal jazz. Applying the concepts of bop harmonies to swinging vocal music, the trio transformed dozens of instrumental jazz classics into their own songs, taking scat solos and trading off licks and riffs in precisely the same fashion as their favorite improvising musicians. Vocal arranger Dave Lambert wrote dense clusters of vocal lines for each voice that, while only distantly related, came together splendidly. Jon Hendricks wrote clever, witty lyrics to jazz standards like Summertime, Moanin', and Twisted, and Annie Ross proved to be one of the strongest, most dexterous female voices in the history of jazz vocals. Together Lambert, Hendricks & Ross paved the way for vocal groups like Manhattan Transfer while earning respect from vocalists and jazz musicians alike.
- Dave Lambert (vocals)
- Joe Hendricks (vocals)
- Annie Ross (vocals)
- Harry Edison (trumpet)
- Gildo Mahones (piano)
- Ike Isaacs (bass)
- Jimmy Wormworth (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.1. Charleston Alley
7. Gimme That Wine
10. Everybody's Boppin'$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now