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Partly FictionNo doubt, you've seen Harry Dean Stanton in at least one of his 250 films. But have you heard him sing?
The many facets of Harry Dean Stanton are explored
in Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction, a documentary
directed by Sophie Huber, that has been screened at
over 50 festivals, both internationally and in the US
(including its stateside premiere at SXSW in 2013.) It
documents the iconic actor in his intimate moments and
features film clips, as well as Stanton performing his
own heart-breaking renditions of American folk songs.
The film explores Stanton's enigmatic outlook on his
life, his unexploited talents as a musician, and includes
scenes with David Lynch, Wim Wenders, Sam Shepard,
Deborah Harry, Kris Kristofferson, and others.
Omnivore Recordings is pleased to bring Stanton's
musical talents to light with the soundtrack to this
This release contains the two tracks from Omnivore's
Record Store Day 7 picture disc, "Tennessee Whiskey," a
cover of the 1983 George Jones hit, and a new version of
"Canción Mixteca," the Mexican folk song Stanton originally
recorded with Ry Cooder for 1984's Paris, Texas (winner
of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and
directed by Wenders). This full-length soundtrack features
other classic covers, like "Blue Bayou," "Danny Boy," and
"Help Me Make It Through The Night," written by Stanton
friend (and contributor to the film) Kris Kristofferson.
Just as Harry Dean Stanton marries images and music,
Partly Fiction will appeal to fans of not only Stanton,
but all film and music. This release is a representative
portrait of one of the world's greatest artists, a familiar
face and a distinctive voice.1. Blue Bayou
2. Everybody's Talkin'
3. She Thinks I Still Care
4. Canción Mixteca
5. When I Get My Rewards
6. Promised Land
7. He'll Have To Go
8. Help Me Make It Through The Night
9. Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
10. Tennessee Whiskey
11. Hands On The Wheel
12. Danny Boy$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Amplifying HostAmplifying Host finds Richard Youngs wandering the guitar desert somewhere between Ry Cooders Paris, Texas score and Neil Youngs work on Dead Man. Yet, the randomly determined chord movements and Youngs stretched-out vocal passes across the record are, perhaps, more akin to Jandeks Six And Six, here, removed from its gauze and dipped in a dark gold. When Youngs bends strings in this anglo-americana vision, its like hes bending spoons.
For more than 20 years, the UKs Richard Youngs has been at the forefront of progressive minimalism, through solo home recording projects and collaborations with the likes of Simon Wickham-Smith and Makoto Kawabata (Acid Mothers Temple). Leaving a very human fingerprint on even the most far-reaching experimentations, Youngs has built an extensive, intriguing catalog that just begs one to go deep.
Youngs is joined on Amplifying Host by Damon Krukowski (Galaxie 500, Damon and Naomi), whose subtle, free-form drums sizzle and scatter around Youngs lunar dust bowl compositions.1. Furrows Again
2. Too Strong for the Power
4. Holding onto the Sea
5. A Hole in the Earth
6. This is the Music$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King StringsJohn Lee Hooker, Albert King, Johnny "Guitar" Watson And More On 180 Gram Vinyl Pressed At R.T.I.
Selected from the crown jewels of the rich King-Federal-DeLuxe discography, King Strings features rocking, socking guitar instrumentals from the Cincinnati-based family of labels cut between 1949 and 1962, programmed for power! Fashioned as a vintage King LP from the era and containing a killer line-up of the biggest talents the stable of labels offered, this is the historic various artists collection that should have been issued circa 1962. King was central to the underlying creative flow in R&B during the era, and the recordings here show the depth of style and synergy that the label routinely captured on vinyl. From the proto-funk groove of Hooker's "Stomp Boogie" (under the pseudonym Texas Slim) to two cuts of Baker magic captured in Paris over a decade later, and including key cuts from Freddy King, Albert King, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and many others in between, you'll individually hear a variety of instruments, tones and techniques, but together the clear, common artistry of the players' sovereign ability, sequenced like a long, climactic solo-this is the sound of some of the most heralded talent of the guitar generation! Includes a rich, detailed insert with rare photos and extensive liner notes by Colin Escott. Join six-string soul royalty for a showcase from the company that called itself The King of Them All!1. Let's Rock - Johnny Otis with Johnny "Guitar" Watson
2. San-Ho-Zay - Freddy King
3. Louisiana Hop - Pete "Guitar" Lewis
4. Steam Roller - Mickey Baker
5. Dyna-Flow - Albert King
6. Honky Tonk (Part 1) - Bill Doggett
7. Stomp Boogie - Texas Slim (John Lee Hooker)
8. After Hours - Jimmy Nolen
9. This Morning - Albert King
10. Do What You Do - Mickey Baker
11. Floyd's Guitar Blues - Bill Doggett
12. Strollin' with Nolen - Jimmy Nolen
13. Space Guitar - Young John Watson
14. Hide Away - Freddy King
15. Gainesville - Roy Gaines
16. The Big Push - Cal Green & His Orchestra$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Haden TripletsThird Man Records is proud to present the debut album from The Haden Triplets. These are songs steeped in history and sung in a close harmony
that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness and a near psychic vocal interplay that can only come from being born mere
seconds apart from each other. It's been rendered and produced beautifully by American music legend Ry Cooder.
This is an album expanding on an American musical tradition. It is not pastiche or a tribute, but rather a direct antecedent and extension of the original folk legacy that is being exhibited within these songs.
Here's a little more about it in the Haden's own words.
During our early life, we were surrounded by music on both sides of our family. We visited our dad's family in Missouri, where they taught us old country songs they used to perform on the radio as The Haden Family. Our grandparents on our mother's side used to sing us to sleep with old Yiddish songs. Growing up, we often had music playing in the house, whether it be our mom playing Billie Holiday and Nina Simone records, or our dad playing Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman in the living room.
We met Ry when we played with his son Joachim, and Joachim asked him if he'd sit in for our show. Once Ry heard we were singing "Voice From On High" by Bill Monroe, he was in right away. The next day we got a call from Ry suggesting we record an album. We wrote down a collection of songs we all liked, then narrowed it down to the music that became the Haden Triplets album. These songs are rich in history, and by recording them we hope to help keep them alive. - Tanya, Rachel & Petra Haden
Produced by Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club, Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Paris, Texas)and mixed by Martin Pradler (Robbie Robertson, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy)1. Slowly I'm Falling
2. Single Girl, Married Girl
3. Voice from on High
4. Memories of Mother and Dad
6. Making Believe
7. When I Stop Dreaming
8. My Baby's Gone
9. Billy Bee
10. A Tiny Broken Heart
11. On a Lonesome Night
12. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
13. Oh Take Me Back$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now