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  • Muddy Mississippi Waters Live Muddy Mississippi Waters Live Quick View

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    Muddy Mississippi Waters Live


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters - 1979 Grammy Award Winner!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featured Musicians: Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith & Bob Margolin


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of
    modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course
    his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence
    generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began working in the late
    seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky
    Records, earning both the artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them including
    the live masterpiece Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival,
    Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his Delta growl, truly a
    thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great Johnny Winter on guitar,
    James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop Perkins on piano, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters
    Live would go on to become one of the most revered live albums in modern day Chicago blues
    history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Mannish Boy, Muddy continues to rock the
    crowd through a treasure trove of 6 more blues champions which made this one of the most
    important live recordings of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics She's
    Nineteen Years Old, Baby Please Don't Go, and Nine Below Zero. Noted for introducing his
    Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy "Mississippi"
    Waters Live is just another example of how important this late blues master's music was and still
    is to millions of fans across the globe.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine recordings of Muddy
    Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy
    Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterpiece Muddy
    "Mississippi" Waters Live.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter, John Lee Hooker) for the
    first time on audiophile vinyl, Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live will truly become one of the most
    important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inner
    sleeve live photos, which now are a permanent part of the inside gatefold art, which show the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters .Muddy "Mississippi" Waters Live .Impeccable blues and rock from your
    friends at Friday Music!


    I'm A MAN

    1. Mannish Boy
    2. She's Nineteen Years Old
    3. Nine Below Zero
    4. Streamline Woman
    5. Howlin' Wolf
    6. Baby Please Don't Go
    7. Deep Down In Florida
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981 Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981 Quick View

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    Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981

    White & Black Vinyl


    On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters' club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.

    LP
    1. Introduction Instrumental
    2. You Don't Have To Go
    3. Baby Please Don't Go
    4. Hoochie Coochie Man
    5. Long Distance Call
    6. Mannish Boy
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Next Time You See Me
    9. One Eyed Woman
    10. Blow Wind Blow
    11. Champagne & Reefer


    DVD
    1. Sweet Little Angel
    2. Flip Flop and Fly
    3. Muddy Waters Introduction
    4. You Don't Have To Go
    5. Country Boy
    6. Baby Please Don't Go
    7. Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. Long Distance Call
    9. Mannish Boy
    10. Got My Mojo Working
    11. Next Time You See Me
    12. One Eyed Woman
    13. Baby Please Don't Go (instrumental)
    14. Blow Wind Blow
    15. Champagne & Reefer

    The Rolling Stones
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    Colored Vinyl LP + DVD - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Quick View

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    Muddy Waters At Newport 1960


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters Masterwork Live Album! In Stereo!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Stereo Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes
    have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for defunct labels
    before landing in Chicago in the early forties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world, later cutting a series of
    hit sessions for Aristocrat which became Chess Records. Phil and Leonard Chess knew they had a kingpin on their hands when
    Muddy started his endless stream of blues smashes. The label honored the man with his first live album simply titled Muddy Waters
    At Newport 1960. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his
    Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary James Cotton on harp and the masterful Otis Spann on piano, Muddy
    Waters At Newport 1960 would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I Got My Brand On You, Muddy continues to rock the crowd through a
    treasure trove of 8 more blues champions which made this one of the most important live recordings of all time. The album features
    classic gems like his classics Got My Mojo Working, Baby Please Don't Go, and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man. Noted for his stellar
    guitar work, pretty much introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy Waters At
    Newport 1960 became truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues guitarists for years like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat
    and The Rolling Stones. Muddy broke down barriers for millions of music fans worldwide to enjoy rock and blues, making him along
    with John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Robert Johnson one of the first pioneers of the blues and rock genre.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Muddy Waters At Newport 1960.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from
    the Chess stereophonic tapes, Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a rare inside gatefold photo of the man who helped
    fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Impeccable stereophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records
    tapes! Baby, Please Don't Go

    1. I Got My Brand On You
    2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Soon Forgotten
    5. Tiger In Your Tank
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2
    9. Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Mellow Down Easy Mellow Down Easy Quick View

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    Mellow Down Easy

    Carey Bell was one of the best harmonica players the vibrant 50's and 60's Chicago blues scene ever produced. Blind Pig is proud to add his finest recording, Mellow Down Easy, to its Vinyl Masters Series. Carey first arrived in Chicago in 1956 as a member of his stepfather Lovey Lee's band, and his collaborators are a veritable who's who of the blues, featuring Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker, Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Taylor, and Lowell Fulsom For this special, limited edition LP release, Mellow Down Easy was remastered and pressed on HQ-180 gram vinyl.
    1. Short Dress Woman

    2. Delta Time
    3. Five Long Years
    4. Mellow Down Easy
    5. Just Like You
    6. Walkin' Thru the Park
    7. That Spot Right There
    8. Big Walter Strut
    9. One Day
    10. So Easy To Love You
    11. Walkin' By Myself
    Carey Bell & Tough Luck
    $21.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I'm Ready I'm Ready Quick View

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    I'm Ready


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Johnny Winter Produced Grammy Award Winning Masterwork


    Mastered From The Blue Sky Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl & Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Featured Musicians: Pine Top Perkins, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Rogers & Big Walter Horton


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one
    of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing
    guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic
    Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence
    generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi
    native was soon being discovered by a whole new legion of rock and roll
    fans thanks to his songs being recorded by folks like The Rolling Stones
    and Johnny Winter.


    As the stars aligned, Johnny Winter would go on to produce and
    play on his mentor's masterpiece I'm Ready. Featuring an all-star band
    with the likes of the legendary Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Walter Horton on
    harmonica, and the masterful Pine Top Perkins on piano, Muddy Waters'
    I'm Ready would go on to become one of the his most revered albums
    earning him a Grammy Award in 1978.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I'm Ready,
    Muddy continues to rock the house through a treasure trove of 8 more
    blues champions which made this one of the most important recordings
    of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics Rock Me,
    Screamin' and Cryin', and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary bluesman
    Muddy Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another
    installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterwork I'm Ready.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee
    Hooker, Johnny Winter), I'm Ready will truly become one of the most
    important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released
    in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile
    vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork and inner sleeve elements not
    seen in LP form in years.


    Muddy Waters and his great friend Johnny Winter .I'm Ready
    .exclusively from your friends at Friday Music


    I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man

    1. I'm Ready
    2. 33 Years
    3. Who Do You Trust
    4. Copper Brown
    5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Mamie
    7. Rock Me
    8. Screamin' And Cryin'
    9. Good Morning Little School Girl
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Pleading The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Pleading The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Pleading The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    The year was 1959. The occasion was a 'Battle of the Blues' at the Blue Flame Club in Chicago. A young harmonica player Junior Wells - who got his start as Little Walter Jacobs' replacement in Muddy Waters' band back in '52 - probably didn't imagine he would come in second. After all, he had already put down both Otis Rush and Magic Sam. Still to come, though, was this fleet-fingered, skinny young Louisiana cat - Buddy Guy, who came first. As the climax to his blistering solo, Guy tossed his guitar in the air, then caught it by the neck one handed. As it slid through his fingers, Buddy created this high levee moan. Crowd gone wild. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship.



    That chance meeting set in motion more than a relationship. This early, and profound, respect translated into a partnership that somehow superceded Wells' early work with one of the most important people in the blues. Wells and Guy would produce some of the most unabashed and deeply cool West Side blues recordings.
    This album recorded for the French Isabel label, in 1979 is a companion piece to Guy's "Blues Giant" recording of the same year. There's the gentle blues shuffle of "It Hurts Me Too", made famous by Elmore James. There's the electric-blues muscle of the title tune. Finally, as a bonus track, there's the funky, clearly James Brown-influenced "I Smell Something". This is a fine recording - and certainly one of Junior's best little-known releases.



    Musicians:



    • Buddy Guy (guitar, vocals)

    • Phil Guy (guitar)

    • J. Williams (bass)

    • Ray Allison (drums)




    Recording: October 1979 at Condorcet Studio, Toulouse (France), by Francois Porterie

    Production: Didier Tricard




    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. Pleading The Blues
    2. It Hurts Me Too
    3. Cut Out The Lights
    4. Just For My Baby
    5. Quit Teasing My Baby
    6. I'll Take Care Of You
    7. Take Your Time Baby
    Junior Wells
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl - Sealed Buy Now
  • Hoodoo Man Blues Hoodoo Man Blues Quick View

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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    Hoodoo Man Blues is not only Junior Wells' initial appearance on record, it is damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45's by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc. but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of limitations of juke-box/airplay promotion as Delmark does here. Hoodoo Man Blues is the real Chicago blues from a true blues legend.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships on the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Schoolgirl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In the Wee Hours
    6. Hey Lawdy Mama
    7. Hoodoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. You Don't Love Me Baby
    11. Chitlin con Carne
    12. Yonder Wall
    Junior Wells
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  • Muddy Waters 100 Muddy Waters 100 Quick View

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    Muddy Waters 100

    Import


    Includes 12 Page Insert


    Muddy Waters 100 is the centennial celebration of his birthday (April 4, 1915) and also a commemoration of this immense legacy. This compilation covers the broad spectrum of the Waters catalog from Country Blues to the pioneering Chess studio sessions in Chicago.


    The album With an all-star lineup of Blues specialists and veterans under the direction of vocalist/guitarist, longtime Waters alumnus, and close friend John Primer, the mood is set with the trademark Got My Mojo Working, featuring vocalist Shemekia Copeland trading verses with Primer.


    Also featuring Bob Margolin, who also spent many years in the Waters band. Johnny Winter (who produced four Muddy Waters albums in the 1970's) was brought in as guest slide guitarist on I'm Ready, and harmonica wizard James Cotton livens up Good News, and I Feel So Good, adding an authentic touch, as he played on the original recordings in the late 1950's. Representing the younger generation of bluesmen are Billy Branch, who sits in on harmonica on several tracks, and guitarists Gary Clark Jr., Keb Mo,' and Derek Trucks, who were requested to add a contemporary flavor to the celebrated repertoire.

    1. Got My Mojo Working
    2. Still A Fool
    3. I Be's Troubled
    4. I'm Ready
    5. Mannish Boy
    6. Rosalie
    7. Why Don't You Live So God Can Use You
    8. Good News
    9. Trouble No More
    10. She Moves Me
    11. Can 't Get No Grindin'
    12. 40 Days And 40 Nights
    13. Last Time I Fool Around With You
    14. I Feel So Good
    15. Fee L Like Going Home
    Various Artists
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • King Bee King Bee Quick View

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    King Bee

    Import

    King Bee is the final release by Blues legend Muddy Waters (born in 1913 as McKinley Morganfield), originally released in 1981 and produced by Johnny Winter. Due to Waters' failing health, the LP was recorded in only three days in May of 1980. The LP includes newly recorded Muddy Waters classics, such as I'm A King Bee, Champagne & Reefer, Sad Sad Day and (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble. Around the time of the album's release, Waters hit the road with a new band as much as his slowly declining health allowed him to.


    By the end of 1981, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and had to have part of his lung removed. Still, in 1982 a new tour was booked but an increasing number of performances had to be canceled. And after having made a surprise appearance at an Eric Clapton concert in Miami that Summer, Waters found out the cancer had returned as he was coughing blood. Sadly, his body wasn't strong enough for another operation. On April 30, 1983 McKinley Morganfield died of a heart attack. Five years later he was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Amongst his admirers are Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, John Mayall and Steve Winwood.

    1. I'm A King Bee
    2. Too Young To Know
    3. Mean Old Frisco Blues
    4. Forever Lonely
    5. I Feel Like Going Home
    6. Champagne & Reefer
    7. Sad Sad Day
    8. (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble
    9. Deep Down In Florida #2
    10. No Escape From The Blues
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Paris, 1972 Paris, 1972 Quick View

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    Paris, 1972

    Part of Norman Granz's Jazz at the Philharmonic series, Paris, 1972 features a live performance in the City of Lights by one of the biggest name in Blues: the great Muddy Waters. Backed by an all-star band (Pinetop Perkins on piano, Calvin Jones on bass, Willie Smith on drums, Mojo Buford on harmonica and Louis Meyers on guitar), Waters performs his biggest hits of the day, including Rollin' and Tumblin,' I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man and Got My Mojo Working. With impressive musicianship, and the quirks that make a live record unique, Paris, 1972 is a must-have for any fan of Muddy Waters.
    1. Introduction
    2. Clouds in My Heart
    3. Lovin' Man
    4. County Jail
    5. Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Blow Wind Blow
    7. Honey Bee
    8. Walking Thru the Park
    9. Rollin' 'N' Tumblin'
    10. Walkin' Blues
    11. Got My Mojo Workin'
    Muddy Waters
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  • The Legendary Father of Folk Blues The Legendary Father of Folk Blues Quick View

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    The Legendary Father of Folk Blues


    Legendary Delta Bluesman's Columbia LP Now On 200-Gram Vinyl!


    One Of The Truly Great Audiophile Blues Recordings Of All Time!


    Lacquers Cut By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From The Original Master Tape


    Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Heavyweight Glossy Tip-On Jacket By Stoughton Printing


    Mississippi's Son House was already legendary for a small collection of live field recordings made by folklorist Alan Lomax in 1941 and 1942, and for having taught some important licks to both Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters before he was rediscovered by a new generation of college-age fans in 1964.


    The Father of the Delta Blues recorded this namesake LP for Columbia Records a year later in 1965. It's become, in the words of Living Blues magazine - Essential recordings by one of the greatest bluesmen ever. And now, Analogue Productions presents a reissue unmatched in sonic quality and luxury presentation. For our version we turned to Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound to remaster the recording from the original master tapes. The freshly cut lacquers were then plated and pressed on 200-gram vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings.


    Son was born Eddie James House, Jr., on March 21, 1902, in Riverton, Miss. By the age of 15, he was preaching the gospel in various Baptist churches as the family seemingly wandered from one plantation to the next. He didn't even bother picking up a guitar until he turned 25; to quote House, I didn't like no guitar when I first heard it; oh gee, I couldn't stand a guy playin' a guitar. I didn't like none of it. But if his ambivalence to the instrument was obvious, even more obvious was the simple fact that Son hated plantation labor even more and had developed a taste for corn whiskey. After drunkenly launching into a blues at a house frolic in Lyon, Miss., one night and picking up some coin for doing it, the die seemed to be cast; Son House may have been a preacher, but he was part of the blues world now.


    Now, sit back and enjoy one of the genre's greatest, on a reissue that's the best that's been made to date. So authentic, so real - that's the Analogue Productions difference.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Death Letter
    2. Pearline
    3. Louise McGhee
    4. John The Revelator
    5. Empire State Express
    6. Preachin' Blues
    7. Grinning In Your Face
    8. Sundown
    9. Levee Camp Moan
    Son House
    $34.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Muddy Waters (Awaiting Repress) The Best Of Muddy Waters (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Best Of Muddy Waters (Awaiting Repress)

    On vinyl for the first time in decades, this was Muddy' Waters's first, and Chess Records' third, LP release, collecting his hit singles for the label to that point. It features indelible, deeply influential tracks, including "Rollin' Stone," which inspired a certain British band. Eight of the album's 12 tracks, including "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man," were top 10 hits.
    1. I Just Want To Make Love To You
    2. Long Distance Call
    3. Louisiana Blues
    4. Honey Bee
    5. Rollin' Stone
    6. I'm Ready
    7. Hoochie Coochie
    8. She Moves Me
    9. I Want You To Love Me
    10. Standing Around Crying
    11. Still A Fool
    12. I Can't Be Satisfied
    Muddy Waters
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    Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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    Hard Again

    Import

    Muddy Waters needs no introduction. The Chicago-based blues singer has been in the business since the 1940s, influencing the 60s blues rock movement spearheaded by the Rolling Stones.


    Recorded eight years after his last album After The Rain, Hard Again is Muddy Waters' massive comeback album of 1977, opening up with the one song that cemented Muddy's place in Rock & Roll heaven: Mannish Boy. Produced by Johnny Winter (whose ecstatic 'Yeah!'s can be heard on Mannish Boy), Hard Again features Muddy's trademark blues sound: rugged, raw and full of energy.

    1. Mannish Boy
    2. Bus Driver
    3. I Want To Be Loved
    4. Jealous Hearted Man
    5. I Can't Be Satisfied
    6. Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock & Roll (#2)
    7. Deep Down In Florida
    8. Crosseyed Cat
    9. Little Girl
    Muddy Waters
    $32.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Couldn't Stand The Weather (Pure Pleasure) Couldn't Stand The Weather (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Couldn't Stand The Weather (Pure Pleasure)

    With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80's. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late '60s. For the next seven years, Stevie Ray was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 only emphasized his influence in blues and American rock & roll.

    Musicians:



    • Stevie Ray Vaughan (vocal, guitar)

    • Jimmie Vaughan (guitar)

    • Stan Harrison (tenor saxophone)

    • Tommy Shannon (bass)

    • Chris "Whipper" Layton, Fran Christina (drums)



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / standard sleeve



    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.


    Side 1
    1. Scuttlebuttin'
    2. Couldn't Stand The Weather
    3. Things That I Used To Do


    Side 2
    4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
    5. Cold Shot


    Side 3
    6. Tin Pan Alley
    7. Honey Bee
    8. Stang's Swang


    Side 4
    9. SRV Speaks
    10. Hide Away
    11. Look at Little Sister
    12. Give Me Back My Wig
    13. Come On (Pt.3)

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $49.99
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    Hard Again

    The sorely missed Muddy Waters was one of the blues most important voices. From the late 40's until his passing in 1983, he made a ton of incredible recordings & major contributions to history of blues, folk & of course rock & roll.In 1977, his major fan, friend, & living blues rock legend himself Johnny Winter assembled the ingredients of what would soon be a Grammy Award winning venture with Muddy Waters entitled Hard Again. Friday Music is proud to announce the limited edition 180 Gram Vinyl release of this classic LP, mastered from the original tapes by Joe Reagoso. Features Mannish Boy.
    1. Mannish Boy (Morganfield, Ellas McDaniel, Mel London)
    2. Bus Driver (B. Morganfield, T. Abrahamson)
    3. I Want to Be Loved (Willie Dixon)
    4. Jealous Hearted Man
    5. I Can't Be Satisfied
    6. The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock And Roll (#2) (Morganfield, Brownie McGhee)
    7. Deep Down in Florida
    8. Crosseyed Cat
    9. Little Girl
    10. Walkin' Through The Park
    Muddy Waters
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    Carey Bell's Blues Harp

    Import


    Carey Bell's 1969 debut for Delmark Records finds the virtuoso harmonica player working in a quartet with guitarists Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Dawkins as well as pianist Pinetop Perkins on a 12-song set that includes rollicking covers of material by Little Walter and Muddy Waters along with colorful Bell originals. Hardcore Chicago blues at its best re-released on vinyl by 6 Spices Records.

    1. I'm Ready
    2. I Got To Find Somebody
    3. I Wanna Will My Love To You
    4. Blue Monday At Kansas City Red's
    5. I'm Gonna Buy Me A Train Ticket
    6. Come On Over Here
    7. I Cry So Much
    8. Sad Dreams
    9. Everything's Up Tight
    10. You Know It Ain't Right
    11. Last Night
    12. Rocking With A Chromatic
    Carey Bell
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    King Bee


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters & Johnny Winter - Their Final Studio Recording Together


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    Featured Musicians: Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Charles Calmese & Bob Margolin


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the
    founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar,
    his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations
    upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native
    began working in the late seventies with one of his biggest fans Johnny
    Winter, cutting his final four albums for Blue Sky Records, earning both the
    artist and producer both Grammy Awards for several of them.


    Their final studio recording King Bee, shows the artist and producer in
    very rare and rockin' form. The 1981 blues smash features a plethora of
    Muddy Waters originals, as well as tip of the hat to Slim Harpo with Muddy's
    classic rendition of King Bee.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary late great
    Johnny Winter on guitar, James Cotton on harp and the masterful Pinetop
    Perkins on piano, King Bee would go on to become one of the more revered
    studio albums in Muddy Water's extensive recorded catalog.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits King Bee, Muddy
    continues to rock the house through a treasure trove of 9 more blues
    champions which made this Lp the classic that it is. The album features
    classic gems like his classics I Feel Like Going Home, Champagne And
    Reefer, and Deep Down In Florida. Noted for introducing his Chicago laden
    blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, King Bee is just
    another example of how important this late blues master's music was and
    still is to millions of fans across the globe.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary arsenal of fine
    recordings of Muddy Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce
    another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl Series with his legendary final studio masterpiece King Bee.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, Johnny Winter,
    John Lee Hooker) for the first time on audiophile vinyl, King Bee will truly
    become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this
    limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the
    original artwork elements as well as rare inner photos, which now are a
    permanent part of the inside gatefold art, which show the man who helped
    fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.
    Muddy Waters .King Bee .Impeccable blues and rock from your
    friends at Friday Music!


    Deep Down In Florida...

    1. I'm A King Bee
    2. Too Young To Know
    3. Mean Old Frisco Blues
    4. Forever Lonely
    5. I Feel Like Going Home
    6. Champagne & Reefer
    7. Sad Sad Day
    8. (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble
    9. Deep Down In Florida #2
    10. No Escape From The Blues
    Muddy Waters
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    Johnny Winter (Speakers Corner)

    When an international weekly magazine calls a musician the »white pope of black art«, then it sounds suspiciously like charitableness towards a blues musician in his prime, whose good years are in the past. As if! In the case of Johnny Winter, the reviews of his 2011 tour were just as glowing as in his early years, when Rolling Stone magazine described the gaunt Mississippi bard as »a cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest fluid blues guitar you have ever heard«. Intentional or not: Winter was able to win for himself some of the 'rocker' laurels that were reserved for the young Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. But Winter let everyone know that he was only interested in the blues, gutsy, evoking Howlin' Wolf's and Muddy Waters' growling groove, yet nimble-fingered enough on the strings to conjure up astoundingly sleek garlands of sound that fit precisely into each bar of music.



    Winter remains pretty cool when people attempt to identify personal afflictions in his music: When I play blues, I feel good he stated recently to a journalist. That the same goes for over 40 years ago is substantiated by both sides of this debut album.



    Musicians:



    • Johnny Winter (guitar, harmonica, vocal)

    • Edgar Winter (piano, alto saxophone)

    • Albert Wynn Butler (tenor saxophone)

    • Karl Garin (trumpet)

    • Norman Ray (bassoon)

    • Walter 'Shakey' Horton (harmonica)

    • Willie Dixon (bass)

    • Tommy Shannon (bass)

    • 'Uncle' John Turner (drums, percussion)



    Recording: 1969

    Production: Johnny Winter





    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. 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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    The Blues World Of Little Walter

    Little Walter cut eight tracks for the short-lived Parkway label, with Muddy Waters as a sideman (and ensemble vocalist). These sides convinced Chess to record the full Waters band. We fill out the album with other session by Waters-connected artists to give a picture of the Chicago blues scene just before the Chess sound took over. Hours were spent cleaning up the disk-to-tapes of the Walter sides (which had been widely bootlegged with surface noise). The studio tapes of the other tracks were clean. Marvelous and historic music now available again on LP with the original cover painting by Jeanette Walzak and liner notes by Jim O'Neal.


    Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy

         1.  I Keep Loving Her

         2.  Boll Weavil

         3.  Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 1)

         4.  Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 2)

         5.  Red Headed Woman

         6.  Moonshine Blues 


    Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy

         1.  Muskadine Blues

         2.  Bad Acting Woman

     

    J.B. Lenoir

         1.  I Wanna Play A Little While

         2.  Louise

         3.  People Are Meddlin' In Our Affairs

     

    Sunnyland Slim

         1.  I Done You Wrong

         2.  Low Down Sunnyland Train

        

    Little Walter
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  • The Super Super Blues Band The Super Super Blues Band Quick View

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    The Super Super Blues Band

    Limited Edition Pressing On Light Orange Opaque Vinyl


    Super Super Blues Band starter out merely as Super Blues, a conglomerate of blues pillars Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Little Walter. When Little Walter bowed out and was replaced by Howlin' Wolf, they rightfully threw another Super on the name, and went on to release this burning, irreverent and even sometimes hilarious set of drunken, wild-eyed electric blues. Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking shit to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines. Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response sing-talking of early hip hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration and danger.


    That these three ever got into the same room together is a miracle, and that they produced something so intense, energetic and weird is another almost unbelievable feat. The record is special enough as a stand-alone document of this meeting/melting of the minds before you find out the backing band consists of Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, and freaking Buddy Guy. Lordy. Might have needed one more Super in there.

    1. Long Distance Call
    2. Medley: Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life
    3. Sweet Little Angel
    4. Spoonful
    5. Diddley Daddy
    6. The Red Rooster
    7. Goin' Down Slow
    Howlin' Wolf / Muddy Waters / Bo Diddley
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  • Pinetop Perkins Pinetop Perkins Quick View

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    Pinetop Perkins

    Perkins began his blues existence primarily as a guitarist, but a mid-40's encounter with an outraged knife-toting chorus girl at a nightspot left him with severed tendons in his left arm. That dashed his guitar aspirations, but Joe Willie Perkins came back strong from the injury, concentrating solely on piano. He traveled to Helena with Robert Nighthawk in 1943, playing with the elegant slide guitarist on his radio program. Perkins soon switched over to rival Sonny Boy Williamson's beloved King Biscuit Time radio show and remained for an extended period.


    Perkins accompanied Nighthawk on a 1950 session for the Chess brothers that produced Jackson Town Gal, but Chicago couldn't hold him at the time. He hit the road, pausing at Sam Phillips's studios in Memphis long enough for Perkins to wax his first version of Pinetop's Boogie Woogie in 1953, then headed back to the windy city in 1969 when Otis Spann split from Muddy Waters. That is when the stage was set for Pinetop Perkins's reemergence. It was only then that his rolling mastery of the ivories began to assume outsized proportions.


    After joining Muddy Waters, Pinetop made up for precious lost time in the studio. Discs for Antone's, Omega (Portrait of a Delta Bluesman, a solo outing that includes fascinating interview segments), Deluge, Earwig, and several other firms ensure that his boogie legacy won't be forgotten in decades to come.


    Pinetop at a young 87 years old admits he wasn't the originator of the seminal piano piece Pinetop's Boogie Woogie, but it's a safe bet that more people associate it nowadays with Pinetop than with the man who devised it in the first place, Clarence Pinetop Smith. Pinetop plays 6 songs on a Steinway Concert Grand 9' model D with Jimmy D. Lane on guitar.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Pinetop Shuffle
    2. Down in Mississippi
    3. They Call Me The Grindin Man
    4. Look Over Yonders Wall
    5. How Long Blues
    6. Just A LIttle Bit
    Pinetop Perkins
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    At Newport 1960

    Ranked 348/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import


    At Newport 1960 is a live album by Muddy Waters performed at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island with his backing band, consisting of Otis Spann (piano, vocals), Pat Hare (guitar), James Cotton (harmonica), Andrew Stevens (bass) and Francis Clay (drums), in July 3. Water's performances across Europe in the 50s and at Newport helped popularize blues to broader audience, especially to whites. The album is often said to be one of the first blues live albums.


    The album was released in the US on November 15 that year, featuring eight songs, from I Got My Brand On You to Goodbye Newport Blues. Although At Newport 1960 never charted, it received critical acclaim and was influential for future bands.

    1. I Got My Brand On You
    2. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Soon Forgotten
    5. Tiger In Your Tank
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part 1)
    8. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part 2)
    9. Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
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  • 12 x 5 (With Framed Litho) 12 x 5 (With Framed Litho) Quick View

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    12 x 5 (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity



    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
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    Elvis Sings

    Import

    On Elvis Sings, the King sings songs by a variety of artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Bee Gees, Simon & Garfunkel, Chuck Berry, Muddy Waters, Creedence Clearwater Revival and many more.

    LP1
    1. Promised Land
    2. What'd I Say
    3. Early Mornin' Rain
    4. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    5. My Babe
    6. Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
    7. Got My Mojo Working / Keep Your Hands Off Of It
    8. Bridge Over Troubled Water
    9. Help Me Make It Through The Night
    10. Gentle On My Mind
    11. Funny How Time Slips Away


    LP2
    1. Sweet Caroline
    2. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    3. Proud Mary
    4. I Got A Woman
    5. Words
    6. Something
    7. You Don't Know Me
    8. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    9. Danny Boy
    10. My Way
    11. Tomorrow Is A Long Time
    12. Only The Strong Survive

    Elvis Presley
    $43.99
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