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  • Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure) Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure)

    The 1967 Newport Jazz Festival, fourteenth in a world-famous series, was inexplicably the first at which Lionel Hampton had ever appeared. Better late than never, the great vibist and bandleader came, played and conquered. As the crowd roars ecstatically at the end of this record, the awed but happy voice of producer George Wein is heard: »This hasn't happened since Duke « he begins, casting back in his mind to 1956 and the nearest comparable triumph.



    There is nothing quite so effective as a big band at an outdoor jazz festival. So the 1967 Newport programme included those of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Don Ellis and Lionel Hampton. Lionel knew the competition he had to face, and knew that in the festival's climatic spot - the last act on the last night - his performance would be compared with those of all the others. He prepared accordingly.
    Members of his Inner Circle, the octet with which he normally works, would provide the nucleus for an orchestra largely composed of alumni from his earlier bands. When the call went out to the Old Guard, the response was magnificent, as a glance at the personnel will show. Top names in the profession came back to join him, to form one of the great all-star bands of all time. A two week engagement at The Metropole in New York, immediately before the festival, served as a prolonged dress rehearsal, where the ensembles were polished and new arrangements familiarized. Enthusiasm mounted night by night in the Seventh Avenue club, among musicians and public alike, until Newport and the evening of 3rd July were reached. Then, as you will hear, the spirit was willing and the flesh far, far from weak.



    All these preparations ensured a good performance, but the spark, the magic necessary to make it a great one, had to come from the leader. Everybody knows that he is a kind of rhythmic dynamo-driving, full of energy, unsparing of himself. His commitment and conviction communicate rapidly with any audience, so that it is soon won over to his side. Yet in the long, ninety minute program, errors in pacing would have been easy, forgivable, but extremely damaging. A climax reached too soon would have led to anti-climax, and a flat feeling as the crowd left the ground. As it was, Lionel's long professional experience served him superbly, so that his program rose steadily and inexorably to the all-out, emotional frenzy of Flying Home. Like a good general, he never lost his grasp on the situation. He inspired his men by personal example on the vibes, reinforced the beat on a second set of drums, and finally brought up the reserves - Alan Dawson, Milt Buckner and Illinois Jacquet - at just the right time, and in the right spot, to secure an unforgettable triumph and a tumultuous ovation.



    Musicians:



    • Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, drums)

    • Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone)

    • Snooky Young, Wallace Davenport (trumpet)

    • Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone)

    • Jerome Richardson, George Dorsey, Ed Pazant (reeds)

    • John Spruill, Milt Buckne (piano)

    • Billy Mackel (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Steve Little (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. Turn Me Loose
    2. Thai Silk
    3. Tempo's Birthday
    4. Greasy Greens
    5. Greasy Greens (Encore)
    6. Meety Benny Baily
    7. Medley:
    Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop/Hamp's Boogie Woogie
    8. Misunderstood Blues
    9. Flying Home
    Lionel Hampton
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Highway 61 Revisited Highway 61 Revisited Quick View

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    Highway 61 Revisited

    Highway 61 Revisited on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Dylan's First Entirely Rock-Backed Album Marks Sea Change in Sound and Potential of Popular Music


    Ranked #4 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time List


    Album-Opening Like a Rolling Stone Challenging, Bold, Revolutionary-And Arguably the Best Rock Song Ever Recorded


    Widescreen Sonics: Brilliant Collision of Evocative Poetry, Swirling Roots-Based Soul, and Hard-Driving Blues Sounds Incredible on MoFi 45RPM Pressing


    1965 Set Also Includes Ballad of a Thin Man, Desolation Row, and Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues


    Its title references the road that spans North Minnesota to the Mississippi Delta, and the formative blues, country, and roots sounds connected to its existence. The highway also lays claim to towering musical myths and deaths, many tied to the blues lexicon and narrative. All figure prominently on the revolutionary beacon that is Highway 61 Revisited, the 1965 set that overturned rules, upended preexisting limits, and utterly changed everything in its path. Ranked the fourth-greatest album ever made by Rolling Stone, its reach, power, and content boggle the mind nearly five decades after its release.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version presents the life-altering music in reference-quality sound-so much so that the record's famous first lightning-strike note is now indeed the "snare shot that sound[s] like somebody'd kicked open the door to your mind," as once described by Bruce Springsteen.


    Teeming with organic energy, palpable voltage, and countless textures, the LP faithfully recreates the dimensions, vibes, and events associated with the six days Dylan and Co. spent at Columbia's Studio A. Everything from the soundstages to dynamics, instrumental separation to balances, resonates with enormous might and insightful perspective. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Recorded amidst a time of unfathomable turmoil and frustration that witnessed Dylan booed by fans, labeled a traitor, and call into question his work, Highway 61 Revisited roars and snarls, jabs and criticizes. Its bonfire of cynicism, fury, indignation, and absurdity forever transformed rock, what it could mean, and what it could do. Supported by a thundering, commanding band that included guitarist Mike Bloomfield and organist Al Kooper, Dylan hopscotches between tempos, moods, and melodies. The symmetry of the songs references a scattered hybrid of R&B, blues, folk, soul, gospel, vaudeville, and garage rock pieces that Dylan assembles in the shape of a brilliant, mind-teasing aural puzzle.


    Outside of "Like a Rolling Stone"-the six-minute-plus anthem that both challenged and chewed up all preconceived notions of an acceptable radio single by way of its length, ambition, and vitriol-every tune was captured shortly after Dylan's contentious performance at the Newport Folk Festival. The lingering impact of the hostility comes through in both the searing music and rich, literate, zinging poetry. Dylan's sneering tones, raucous arrangements, and unmistakable resentment toward both the establishment and counterculture that adopted him, and assume the form of songs such as "Ballad of a Thin Man," "Queen Jane Approximately," "Tombstone Blues," and the stupefying "Desolation Row."


    At its core, Highway 61 Revisited is about experience, reality, and the cruelties and truths that lie outside soporific safety nets and bourgeois ideals. These reasons-and the bold musicianship, ace performances, inimitable sonics, and vast lyrical expanses-are why the album means as much today as it did in the mid-1960s. Akin to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Dark Side of the Moon, this is an album that everyone needs to own and hear in the best-possible fidelity.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Like a Rolling Stone
    2. Tombstone Blues
    3. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry
    4. From a Buick 6
    5. Ballad of a Thin Man
    6. Queen Jane Approximately
    7. Highway 61 Revisited
    8. Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues
    9. Desolation Row
    Bob Dylan
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • 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
  • Newport 1958 Newport 1958 Quick View

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    Newport 1958

    Import


    Recorded Live At The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 3, 1958


    This 1958 set by the Dave Brubeck Quartet was recorded live at the Newport Jazz Festival in Rhode Island, July 3, 1958. It served as a tribute to Duke Ellington, with each band playing a set primarily drawn from Ellington's repertoire. The inspired choice of "Jump for Joy" makes for some of the most magical moments, while "Perdido" provides an extended workout for Desmond and Brubeck. "Liberian Suite Dance No. 3" is actually one movement of Ellington's Liberian Suite, which was premiered in late 1947. Brubeck's "The Duke," an elegant tribute to Ellington that showcases Desmond's lyrical alto and the exciting finale of "C Jam Blues" (the latter spotlighting Morello are also highlights).

    1. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    2. Jump For Joy

    3. Perdido
    4. Liberian Suite - Dance No. 3
    5. The Duke 3. Flamingo
    6. C Jam Blues
    The Dave Brubeck Quartet
    $32.99
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  • At Newport At Newport Quick View

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    At Newport

    Import

    For his appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival on July 5, 1958, Charles pulled out all the stops, performing raucous versions of The Right Time, his massive hit I Got A Woman and Talkin' 'Bout You. Featuring (a.o.) Bennie Crawford on baritone sax, David Fathead Newman on tenor sax and the Raylettes on backing vocals, the band is really on fire. The detailed liner notes on the album were written by Kenneth Lee Karpe.

    1. The Right Time
    2. In A Little Spanish Town
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Blues Waltz
    5. Hot Rod
    6. Talkin' About You
    7. Sherry
    8. A Fool For You
    Ray Charles
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  • At Newport At Newport Quick View

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    At Newport

    Import


    Limited Edition of 500 on Audiophile Clear Vinyl


    The afternoon concerts at the Newport Jazz Festivals usually are given over to the presentation of new jazz talent, new groups, foreign born artists, and "new directions!' Taking care of the latter category at the 1957 show were, prominent among several others, the Cecil Taylor Quartet and the Gryce-Byrd Jazz Lab group. It's doubtful that either had ever played before an audience more attentive, more earnest in its desire to understand (...)I believe the overwhelming majority of jazz fans got some message, and came away convinced that these groups merited many more hearings. (from original liner notes)


    About Audiophile Clear Vinyl

    Audiophile Clear Vinyl is made using the highest quality co-polymer available and processed without any carbon additive in order to dramatically reduce the "electrical distortion" often found on records.
    By itself the co-polymer of vinyl is transparent. In order to make the record black in color the plant must use a carbon additive with trace metals that can become magnetized. This is what causes electrical distortion during playback.
    That is the reason why we choose to offer our records in the following manner:


    - Audiophile Clear Vinyl (ACV)


    - 140 gram


    - 25 minutes maximum per side

    Side A:
    Cecil Taylor Quartet:
    1. Johnny Come Lately
    2. Nona's Blues
    3. Tune 2


    Side B:
    Gigi Gryce-Donald Byrd:
    1. Splittin'
    2. Batland
    3. Love For Sale

    Gigi Gryce, Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory & Cecil Taylor Quartet
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  • At Newport 1960 At Newport 1960 Quick View

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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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  • Newport Rebels (Pure Pleasure) Newport Rebels (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Rebels (Pure Pleasure)

    The jazz experience just doesn't get any better than this! Newport Rebels was nominated for Sterophile's Records To Die For because of Roy Eldridge's ballsy, all-out trumpet playing on Mysterious Blues and Me and You. Eldridge approached the horn as if neither he nor it had limits - his electrifying, perfectly paced solos prove him right. Neither do the other musicians disappoint. The result is jazz tastefully stretched beyond traditional roots. And the late-1960s, direct-to-two-track recording guarantees a natural sound with few production artifacts.




    Musicians:



    • Abbey Lincoln (vocal)

    • Booker Little, Benny Bailey, Roy Eldridge (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Knepper, Julian Priester (trombone)

    • Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone)

    • Walter Benton (tenor saxophone)

    • Kenny Dorham, Tommy Flanagan (piano)

    • Charles Mingus, Peck Morrison (bass)

    • Max Roach, Jo Jones (drums)




    Recording: November 1960 at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, and Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    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. Mysterious Blues
    2. Cliff Walk
    3. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (And Dream Your Troubles Away)
    4. Taint Nobodys Bizness If I Do
    5. Me and You
    Jazz Artists Guild
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  • Miles & Monk At Newport Miles & Monk At Newport Quick View

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    Miles & Monk At Newport

    Miles & Monk at Newport was a combined album of a Miles Davis appearance at Newport with an appearance of Thelonious Monk, from the LP era. Despite the title, the two artists do not perform together on the LP, and they are represented on each side by separate live appearances at the Newport Jazz Festival.
    1. Ah-Leu-Cha - Miles Davis
    2. Straight, No Chaser - Miles Davis
    3. Fran-Dance - Miles Davis
    4. Two Bass Hit - Miles Davis
    5. Nutty - Thelonious Monk Quartet
    6. Blue Monk - Thelonious Monk Quartet
    Miles Davis & Thelonious Monk
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  • Dinah Washington At Newport '58 Dinah Washington At Newport '58 Quick View

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    Dinah Washington At Newport '58

    Import


    Recorded Live At The Newport Jazz Festival, Newport, Rhode Island, July 6, 1958


    Includes Three Bonus Tracks


    Newport '58 is a live album by vocalist Dinah Washington. It was recorded on July 6, 1958, at the Newport Jazz Festival, Rhode Island, and arranged by Melba Liston. It features Terry Gibbs, Urbie Green and Max Roach amongst others. This vinyl edition also includes three bonus tracks: "No More" and "I've Got You Under My Skin" from the album "Dinah Jams" recorded live in Los Angeles in 1954; "Crazy He Calls Me" is from the same session, but not on the original album.

    1. Lover Come Back To Me
    2. Back Water Blues
    3. Crazy Love
    4. All Of Me
    5. Backstage Blues
    6. Julie And Jake
    7. No More*
    8. I've Got You Under My Skin*
    9. Crazy He Calls Me*


    *Bonus tracks

    Dinah Washington
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 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
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Ellington At Newport (Awaiting Repress) Ellington At Newport (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Ellington At Newport (Awaiting Repress)

    Numbered, Limited Edition Mono LP


    Pandemonium: Historic 1956 Live Set Triggered Spontaneous Audience Outburst That Fed Directly into Feel, Outcome of Performance


    Ellington's Legendary Comeback Punctuated by Paul Gonsalves' 27-Chorus Saxophone Solo


    Unrivaled Analog Transparency: LP Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's World-Renowned Mastering System and Pressed at RTI


    One of the Most Riveting and Important Jazz Recordings Ever Made


    It spurred Duke Ellington's comeback into the mainstream. It captures a performance so energetic, wild, unexpected, and unprecedented that the music literally caused thousands of people to jump up and stand on their chairs, worrying officials that a riot might ensue. It is jazz of the highest order, played at an almost rock n' roll pace, and with an enthusiastic pep that confirms Ellington and his ensemble fed off the crowd's reaction as the collective lit into each new stanza. It is Ellington's best-selling album. It is Ellington at Newport.


    Like few records before or since, the 1956 set owes as much to context and circumstance as it does instrumental execution. Years prior to his appearance in Rhode Island, Ellington had suffered lackadaisical record sales and a falling out of the public eye, as bop and hard bop supplanted tradition big bands. Yet in preparation for the event, Ellington worked on experimental ideas and a reshaping of some of his standards.


    The iconic arranger/composer's foresight comes into fruition throughout the white-hot set, never more so than on "Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue," on which tenor saxophonist Paul Gonsalves erases all rules and outlays a 27-chorus solo that left everyone in awe-and prompted them to stand on chairs, dance feverishly, and hoot and holler to an extent that caused Ellington to ultimately cool things off. The improvisational flight epitomizes boldness, freedom, risk, and, to the bandleader, an assuredly loud response to the critics that had believed his well was tapped.


    The songs in advance of the climactic moment are no less exciting; Ellington and his 15-piece collective manhandle notes with ease, swinging and sliding through "Festival Junction" with a requisite balance of poise and panache, and kicking heels on Newport Up via Ellington's spry piano riffs, Jimmy Hamilton's spicy clarinet feeds, and Clark Terry's trumpet runs. In every way, Ellington at Newport is as quintessential as Kind of Blue, Giant Steps, and Way Out West.


    And now, the 1956 classic can be experienced in an analog fidelity never before as authentic or transparent on any pressing. Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed at RTI (America's best record plant), this numbered limited edition Silver Series LP of Ellington's triumph boasts tremendous separation, deeper low frequencies, clearer highs, and front-to-back dynamics. Horns blare with multi-hued color, the Duke's 88s ring out with treble finesse, and the rhythm section claims an added presence buried on previous editions. Musically and sonically, you need this LP. It's that simple.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Festival Junction
    2. Blues to Be There
    3. Newport Up
    4. Jeep's Blues
    5. Diminuendo and Crescendo In Blue
    Duke Ellington
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  • Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Jazz Festival: Live At Carnegie Hall (Pure Pleasure)

    This is a wonderful live album. Recorded toward the end of Ella's career, by concert's end it is apparent that she has about lost her voice, but not the audience's adoration. The album showcases her in various settings: with the (obviously) reconstituted Chick Webb Orchestra, with Ellis Larkins, with Joe Pass and with Tommy Flanagan (of course); the album also has some nods to the Webb Orchestra, noteworthy for late-career blowing by 'Lockjaw' Davis. Highlights: Nice Work If You Can Get It, Good Morning Heartache (an intended and most worthy tribute to Lady Day), Miss Otis Regrets, the first encore of Some of these Days, and intended set-ender of Ella doing what she does best, scatting through Lemon Drop.



    Musicians:



    • Ella Fitzgerald (vocal)

    • Chick Webb Orchestra




    Recording: July 1973 at Carnegie Hall, New York



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold 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.



    1. I've Gotta Be Me
    2. Good Morning Heartache
    3. Miss Otis Regrets
    4. Medley: Don't Worry 'Bout Me/These Foolish Things
    5. Any Old Blues
    6. A-Tisket A-Tasket
    7. Indian Summer
    8. Smooth Sailing
    9. You Turned The Tables On Me
    10. Nice Work If You Can Get It
    11. I've Got A Crush On You
    12. Medley: I Can't Get Started/The Young Man With The Horn/'Round Midnight
    13. Star Dust
    14. C Jam Blues
    15. Medley: Taking A Chance On Love/I'm In The Mood For Love
    16. Lemon Drop
    17. Some Of These Days
    18. People
    Ella Fitzgerald
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  • The Sicilian The Sicilian Quick View

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    The Sicilian

    An unrelenting assault, FLESHIES 2nd full-length, The Sicilian, produced by Alex Newport (Fudgetunnel, Theory Of Ruin, Ratos De Porao), pushes punk in a new direction. Visceral, overdriven punk rock explosions carried to new dizzying heights.


    Loud, hilarious, concise and ugly: FLESHIES whip audiences into a frenzy. One of the world's foremost fun and intelligent bands.

    1. There Will Be No Apocalypse
    2. Desperate, Middle-Aged Woman
    3. The Last Friday
    4. Don't Hate Me For The Reward
    5. Jumpers
    6. Rosa
    7. You're All Doomed
    8. Maelstrom Of Whirling Bullshit
    9. Eleven
    10. No One
    11. He Gots No Job
    12. To Whom It May Concern
    13. Pisces Revenge
    14. The Stuff
    15. This Is The City Where All The Dirty Assholes Are Safe
    Fleshies
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    King Of Jeans

    If 2005's Shallow was Pissed Jeans coping with moving out of their parents' homes, and 2007's Hope for Men their initial reaction to the mechanical lifestyle of a wage-earner, King of Jeans is their formal and uneasy acceptance of adulthood, by way of one hell of a rock record. Working with renowned producer Alex Newport (At the Drive-In, The Locust and Sepultura), Pissed Jeans have pushed further into the raw, minimal core of heavy rock music with King of Jeans. Masters of the mundane, beasts of the banal, high priests of the humdrum: these four, white, male high school graduates hardly look further than their own appendages for artistic inspiration, content to execute their own brand of brash and heavy punk music in the Joe Carducci-approved standard rock formation of guitar, bass, drums and vocals. From simple minds and simple fabrics comes the King of Jeans.
    1. False Jesii Part 2
    2. Half Idiot
    3. Dream Smotherer
    4. Pleasure Race
    5. She Is Science Fiction
    6. Request for Masseuse
    7. Human Upskirt
    8. Lip Ring
    9. Spent
    10. R-Rated Movie
    11. Dominate Yourself
    12. Goodbye (Hair)
    Pissed Jeans
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  • The Great Despiser (Awaiting Repress) The Great Despiser (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Great Despiser (Awaiting Repress)

    Colored Vinyl


    The Great Despiser, the new album from celebrated singer/songwriter Joe Pug, is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed full-length debut, Messenger, and his wildly popular word-of-mouth EP, Nation of Heat. The 11-track release was recorded in Chicago with producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine, Califone). In addition to Pug, the album features various acclaimed musicians, including Sam Kassirer (Jos Ritter, Langhorne Slim) on piano, organ and marimba as well as backing vocals from The Hold Steady's Craig Finn on the album's title track. Pug has toured alongside Steve Earl, M. Ward and Josh Ritter and has recently performed at both Lollapalooza and the Newport Folk Festival.


    Not only does Chicago-based singer have a beautifully mature voice, but the lyrics possess wisdom seemingly beyond his age. Pair that with his powerful songwriting and it's nearly impossible to avoid drawing comparisons between Pug and folk legends like Bob Dylan or contemporaries like Josh Ritter. - NPR Music

    1. Hymn #76
    2. Those Thankless Years
    3. The Great Despiser
    4. A Gentle Few
    5. Ours
    6. Silver Harps
    7. Stronger Than The World
    8. One of Many
    9. Neither Do I Need A Witness
    10. The Servant's Ace
    11. Deep Dark Wells
    Joe Pug
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  • Smithville Smithville Quick View

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    Smithville

    Import


    Louis Smith was one of the most vital jazz trumpeters of the late 1950s. His beautiful tone, fluent style and exciting solos competed with Lee Morgan and even Miles Davis. Smithville, from 1958, features him at the peak of his powers. Recorded the same year as Smith's heated appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival with Horace Silver, Smithville features the trumpeter interacting with tenor-saxophonist Charlie Rouse and pianist Sonny Clark on some stunning performances. The title cut, a lengthy themeless blues, is full of creative solos, "Wetu" is explosive (with Rouse challenging Smith), and "Embraceable You" contains emotional solos that make the George Gershwin ballad sound brand new. Louis Smith proves to be a masterful player whose solos are full of surprises and honest emotions. Smithville is a gem that all hard bop collectors will cherish.

    1. Smithville
    2. Wetu
    3. There Will Never Be Another You
    4. Embraceable You
    5. Later
    6. Au Privave
    7. Baking
    Louis Smith
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    Shovels & Rope


    Includes CD Of Album


    The album titled Shovels & Rope was originally released in 2008 as
    a collaboration by two then-solo artists, Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. After a few years of touring together as "Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent," the
    two decided to adopt the name of their album Shovels & Rope as the official band name.


    The band's first album under the Shovels & Rope moniker, O' Be Joyful, was released in 2012
    to much critical acclaim, rounding out 2013 as the musical guest on The Late Show with David
    Letterman, festival slots (Coachella, Lollapalooza and Newport Folk Fest, to name a few) and
    upcoming appearances on PBS' Austin City Limits and NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts.


    Offered on vinyl for the first time, this release is being put out on 180
    gram premium vinyl, includes a copy of the album on CD inside and features live
    staples (and fan favorites) "Boxcar," "Gasoline," and "Hollowpoint Blues."

    1. Gasoline
    2. Boxcar
    3. Magdelina
    4. Can't Hardly Stand It
    5. 1200 Miles
    6. Hollowpoint Blues
    7. Build Around You
    8. Mother's Scorn
    9. Swing Low
    10. Mexico
    Cary Ann Hearst & Michael Trent
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    Favorite Waitress


    "Upstate New York rockers the Felice Brothers are among the most compelling
    young bands leading the resurgence of Americana music,
    and they prove it each night, onstage."
    -SPIN


    Catskill Mountains-based five piece The Felice Brothers have released 4 official albums and toured the world several
    times over with artists such as Mumford and Sons, Conor Oberst, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Killers since their
    2006 inception. They've played such renowned festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo and Newport Folk and
    received accolades from Rolling Stone, Spin, New York Times, The Guardian and countless others.


    The Felice Brothers' new album, Favorite Waitress, was recorded with the band's longtime producer Jeremy Backofen
    and marks their return to a more organic, full band approach following 2011's beats and
    samples-heavy effort Celebration, Florida.

    1. Bird On Broken Wing
    2. Cherry Licorice
    3. Meadow Of A Dream
    4. Lion
    5. Saturday Night
    6. Constituents
    7. Hawthorne
    8. Katie Cruel
    9. No Trouble
    10. Alien
    11. Chinatown
    12. Woman Next Door
    13. Silver In The Shadow
    The Felice Brothers
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    Prospect Hill

    Dom Flemons - founding member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops and American Songster - will release his third solo
    album 'Prospect Hill' in 2014. 'Prospect Hill' nds Flemons digging deeply into
    ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music,
    string band music, jug band music, fe and drum music, and
    ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting
    the music to suite 21st century audiences.


    Solo and with the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Flemons has
    played live for over one million people within the past three
    years. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he
    co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson in
    2005, he has played at a variety of festivals Newport Folk
    Festival, Bonnaroo, and the Grand Ole Opry.


    One Stop Country called the Prospect Hill, "a classic sound
    steeped rich with history, Flemons has expertly taken us
    back in time while offering something fresh to our ears at
    the same time.

    1. 'Til the Seas Run Dry
    2. Polly Put the Kettle On
    3. But They Got It Fixed Right On
    4. Have I Stayed Away Too Long?
    5. Georgia Drumbeat
    6. I Can't Do it Anymore
    7. Sonoran Church Two-Step
    8. Too Long (I've Been Gone)
    9. Marching Up to Prospect Hill
    10. It's a Good Thing
    11. Grotto Beat
    12. Hot Chicken
    13. San Francisco Baby
    14. My Money Never Runs Out
    Dom Flemons
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    Bitches Brew: Live

    Import

    It has been said that jazz stopped evolving when Davis wasn't there to push it forward.


    Even if that isn't true, Miles Davis certainly was one of the greatest music innovators of the 20th century, pioneering Cool Jazz (with the 1949 recording of Birth Of The Cool), Modal Jazz (with 1959's Kind Of Blue) and Fusion with 1970's Bitches Brew.


    Bitches Brew Live contains recordings from two performances: the first three songs were recorded at his Newport Jazz performance in July 1969 - a couple of weeks before the Bitches Brew Sessions in August of that year - and have remained unissued till this day.


    Miles performs with Chick Corea on electric piano, Dave Holland on acoustic bass and Jack DeJohnette on drums; musicians who all went on to become leaders of the Fusion movement. (Wayne Shorter unfortunately missed this date because he was stuck in traffic.) The A1 track 'Miles Runs The Voodoo Down' is the first professionally live recorded version of this song.


    The other six songs were recorded at the Isle Of Wight festival in 1970,and contain 'Directions' and 'It's About That Time' from the In A Silent Way sessions.


    Included in this exclusive release is a 12 page booklet with a liner note essay by renowned music journalist Michael Azzerad, and a special etch on the D side.

    Side 1

    1. Miles Runs The Voodoo Down

    2. Sanctuary

    3. It's About That Time/The Theme


    Side 2

    1. Directions

    2. Bitches Brew


    Side 3
    1. It's About That Time

    2. Sanctuary

    3. Spanish Key

    4. The Theme


    D-Side is etched

    Miles Davis
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    Blues In Orbit

    Import

    Duke Ellington is seen by many as one of the frontrunners of Jazz and as one of the greatest composers of the 20th century. He was a part of the Harlem Renaissance and many feel that because of him, Jazz gained recognition as a art form.


    Many of his instrumental songs have become Jazz standards, and his distinctive style remains a shining beacon in music. Thanks to a stellar performance at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1957 there was a renewed interest in his music and his orchestra, and they performed all over the world.


    Blues In Orbit was mostly recorded during one after-midnight session after they had returned from a run of shows in Europe. It presents a Big Band in full swing; there is true synergy at work here that could only come from a group of musicians that expect - and get - the best from each other. Free flowing improvisations and straightforward arrangements show a band that is kicking back, relaxing, and doing it nice 'n' easy.

    1. Three J's Blues
    2. Smada
    3. Pie Eye's Blues
    4. Sweet and Pungent
    5. C Jam Blues
    6. In a Mellow Tone
    7. Blues in Blueprint
    8. The Swingers Get the Blues Too
    9. The Swinger's Jump
    10. Blues in Orbit
    11. Villes Ville is the Place, Man
    Duke Ellington
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    The Hurry And The Harm (Awaiting Repress)

    City and Colour have announced details of their long-awaited new album, The Hurry And The Harm, which is set to be released on June 4th.


    Good Morning!


    Today is album announce day and i finally get to share all the fun stuff.


    I am excited to introduce all of you to my upcoming album - The Hurry and The Harm.


    The support you all showed, for the first song I shared two weeks ago, of space and time, was overwhelming. Thank you!!! it means the world to me.


    I had an amazing time recording The Hurry and The Harm in Nashville this winter. Alex Newport joined me as producer again and I couldn't be prouder of the talented group of guys that joined me. Jack Lawrence played bass (and has since joined me on the road), Matt Chamberlain and James Gadson took turns on drums, Bo Koster worked the keys, Spencer Cullum Jr added pedal steel and both Anthony Lamarchina & Karen Winkelmann contributed to the string arrangement.


    I never thought I'd want a picture of myself on the cover of a record, but here we are. I sent Dustin Rabin one of my favorite lyrics on the record and the album artwork was born:
    I've always been dark, with light somewhere in the distance


    Over the next few weeks more info will continue to follow. For now, I'm very excited to share this with everyone and grateful for all the years we've shared that led to this record.

    1. The Hurry and The Harm
    3. Of Space and Time
    4. The Lonely Life
    5. Paradise
    6. Commentators
    7. Thirst
    8. Two Coins
    9. Take Care
    10. Ladies and Gentlemen
    11. The Golden State
    12. Death's Song
    City And Colour
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    Windfall

    If the opening notes on Joe Pug's new LP "Windfall" are a bit disorienting, his fans won't likely be surprised. The Austin, TX singer songwriter has made a habit of defying expectations so the piano-driven "Bright Beginnings" and the atmospheric rumination of "Great Hosannas" are just further indication that he's quite comfortable stepping outside of the guy-with-a-guitar trappings of the genre.


    His rise has been as improbable as it has been impressive. After dropping out of college and taking on work as a carpenter in Chicago, he got his musical start by providing CDs for his fans to pass along to their friends. This led to a string of sold out shows and a record deal with Nashville indie Lightning Rod Records (Jason Isbell, Billy Joe Shaver). As he toured behind "Messenger" (2010) and The Great Despiser (2012) it was with a band that looked as much like a jazz trio as an Americana band. "I never quite found a live band that captured what I was aiming for until I connected with Greg [Tuohey--electric guitar] and Matt [Schuessler--upright bass]. It was an arrangement that maybe didn't make a ton of sense on paper but 10 minutes into the first rehearsal I knew this was going to be my band." The following years would have them on the road for over four hundred shows, including stops at Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival.


    1. Bright Beginnings
    2. Veteran Fighter
    3. Stay and Dance
    4. The Measure
    5. Great Hosanas
    6. Burn and Shine
    7. O My Chesapeake
    8. Windfallen
    9. Pair of Shadows
    10. If Still It Can't Be Found
    Joe Pug
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