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King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. 1Insert
If one would ever have to start assembling a serious Blues collection, Robert Johnson's King Of The Delta Blues Singers vol. 1 would be the best purchase. The mythical figure that inspired the worldwide Blues revival in the Sixties will forever be credited with inspiring guitar greats like Clapton and Hendrix to pick up a guitar.
Johnson lived a short but impactful musical tenure in the Thirties. After apparently 'selling his soul at the crossroads', Johnson quickly became the best Country Blues singer in his time, however a tormented one. The devil eventually took his soul at a too young age of 27. The remastered audio of this original 1961 collection of material is simply stunning - Robert Johnson never sounded so alive.1. Crossroads Blues
2. Terraplane Blues
3. Come On In My Kitchen
4. Walking Blues
5. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
6. 32-20 Blues
7. Kindhearted Woman Blues
8. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
9. Preaching Blues
10. When You Got A Good Friend
11. Rambling On My Mind
13. Stones In My Passway
14. Traveling Riverside Blues
15. Milkcow's Calf Blues
16. Me And The Devil Blues
17. Hellhound On My Trail$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
American Epic: The Best of BluesEarly geniuses of Delta Blues - Robert Johnson, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, Son House, Charley Patton and many more have been painstakingly remastered using a mix of analog and digital technology for a hybrid sound that is simultaneously contemporary, immediate but still completely true-to-form.
Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.1. Cross Road Blues by Robert Johnson
2. On the Road Again by Memphis Jug Band
3. Louis Collins by Mississippi John Hurt
4. Sittin' On Top of the World by Mississippi Sheiks
5. 'Tain't Nobody's Business If I Do (Part 1) by Frank Stokes
6. Down the Dirt Road Blues by Charley Patton
7. My Black Mama (Parts 1 & 2) by Son House
8. Walk Right In by Cannon's Jug Stompers
9. The Panama Limited by Bukka White
10. Last Kind Words Blues by Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas
11. Cottonfield Blues (Part 2) by Garfield Akers
12. Tallahatchie River Blues by Mattie Delaney
13. Mama 'Tain't Long fo' Day by Blind Willie McTell
14. Future Blues by Willie Brown
15. Cool Drink of Water Blues by Tommy Johnson
16. Cypress Grove Blues by Skip James
17. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground by Blind Willie Johnson$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Me And Mr. JohnsonOn Me And Mr. Johnson, Eric Clapton
covers 14 of the 29 songs Robert Johnson,
the most mythic figure of the blues, wrote
and recorded in his lifetime. For fans of
deep blues, it doesn't get any better than
this. After the success of Clapton's first
two traditional blues albums-1994's Grammy®
-winning triple-platinum, #1 pop From
The Cradle, and 2000's Grammy-winning,
double-platinum, #3-charting Riding With
The King collaboration with B.B. King-Me
And Mr. Johnson finds Claptononce
more at the crossroads of blues and rock.
Eric Clapton, lead guitar, lead vocals
Andy Fairweather Low, guitar
Doyle Bramhall II, guitar
Billy Preston, keyboards
Jerry Portnoy, harmonica
Nathan East, bass
Steve Gadd, drums
Simon Climie1. When You Got a Good Friend
2. Little Queen of Spades
3. They're Red Hot
4. Me and the Devil Blues
5. Traveling Riverside Blues
6. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
7. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
8. Milkcow's Calf Blues
9. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
10. Come On In My Kitchen
11. If I Had Possession Over Judgment Day
12. Love In Vain
13. 32-20 Blues
14. Hell Hound On My Trail$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Keep It SimpleAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time
Keep It Simple (2004) is the seventh studio album by blues artist Keb' Mo'. The album won a Grammy in 2005 for best contemporary Blues album, and features Robben Ford, Robert Cray, Vince Gill a.o.
Keb' Mo' crafted a warm, wry, Blues-informed version of Pop Americana that wrestles with contemporary problems like how to pay the mortgage, the high price of coffee, or how to afford a vacation. This is the first ever vinyl release of this great album!
Over the past two decades Keb' Mo' (born Kevin Moore) has cultivated a reputation as a modern master of American roots music through his live and studio performances. His songs have been recorded by the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, the Dixie Chicks, Joe Cocker and Robert Palmer.
And he's no stranger to acting. His acting career began in the early '90s, and in 1998 Keb' Mo' portrayed Robert Johnson in the documentary Can't You Hear the Wind Howl. Other acting jobs include his role as the ghostly bluesman Possum in the 2007 movie Honeydripper. But Keb stresses that his focus will always be on making music and being a communicator, a songwriter.1. France
2. Let Your Light Shine
3. One Friend
4. Shave Yo' Legs
5. Prosperity Blues
7. Keep It Simple
8. Riley B. King
9. House In California
10. Walk Back In
11. I'm Amazing
12. Proving You Wrong$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol. IIRanked 424/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
King of the Delta Blues Singers, Vol. II is a compilation album by American blues musician Robert Johnson, released in 1970 on Columbia Records. It is considered one of the greatest blues releases ever.
A wonderful follow-up to the first compilation (King of the Delta Blues Singers) of Robert Johnson's small library of recorded work. This album boasts the first album appearance of Love in Vain, as well as a number of other blues classics penned by the artist. Sweet Home Chicago, I Believe I'll Dust My Broom, They're Red Hot, and Malted Milk are all present (and all covered by a multitude of artists -- the Blues Brothers, Elmore James, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Eric Clapton, respectively). As is generally the practice with Robert Johnson albums, a painting stands in for the cover (there are only two known photographs of the artist in the first place, and every other album released uses one of them). The music is certainly impeccable -- the self-accompanying bassline boogie was one of Johnson's greatest contributions to the blues, and it's displayed in all its beauty here. To top this, there's the beauty of his melodic work, and the interplay with his semi-gruff voice that help to make his songs memorable. He is the true legend of the blues, and anyone with even the slightest curiosity in that genre or rock needs to own both this album and its predecessor.
- Adam Greenberg (All Music Guide)1. Kind Hearted Woman Blues
2. I Believe I'll Dust My Broom
3. Sweet Home Chicago
4. Rambling On My Mind
5. Phonograph Blues
6. They're Red Hot
7. Dead Shrimp Blues
8. Preachin' Blues
9. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man
10. From Four Till Late
11. Little Queen Of Spades
12. Malted Milk
13. Drunken Hearted Man
14. Stop Breakin' Down Blues
15. Honeymoon Blues
16. Love In Vain$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Portraits In Blues Volume 6Blues guitar simply would not have developed in the manner that it did if not for the prolific brilliance of Lonnie Johnson. He was there to help define the instrument's future within the genre and the genre's future itself at the very beginning, his melodic conception so far advanced from most of his pre-war peers as to inhabit a plane all his own. For more than 40 years, Johnson played blues, jazz, and ballads his way; he was a true blues originator whose influence hung heavy on a host of subsequent blues immortals.
Johnson's influence was massive, touching everyone from Robert Johnson, whose seminal approach bore strong resemblance to that of his older namesake, to Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis, who each paid heartfelt tribute with versions of Tomorrow Night while at Sun.
- Lonnie Johnson (vocals, guitar)
- Otis Spann (piano)
Recording: October 1963 in Copenhagen, Denmark
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.
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This title is not eligible for discount.1. Tomorrow Night
2. Clementine Blues
3. See See Rider
4. Raining On The Cold, Cold Ground
5. Jelly Jelly Side
6. Too Late To Cry
7. Call Me Darling
8. Why Did You Go
9. Swingin' With Lonnie
10. Please Help Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
URPD-TMR-462xBlind Willie Johnson
American Epic: The Best of Blind Willie JohnsonTexas slide guitarist and gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson recorded only 30 songs over the course of his life as a preacher and street performer. Even so, the savvy combination of his gritty and powerful "chest voice" singing style coupled with his mastery of slide guitar (some report he regularly used a knife as a slide) has given him a notably influential legacy, specifically with later bluesmen Howlin' Wolf and Robert Johnson. His tune "Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground" was selected for Carl Sagan's Voyager probe Golden Record, the Library of Congress as well as the National Recording Registry.
Single LP with single pocket tip-on jacket with soft touch finish.1. John the Revelator
2. It's Nobody's Fault But Mine
3. If I Had My Way, I'd Tear the Building Down
4. God Moves on the Water
5. The Soul of a Man
6. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole
7. Church, I'm Fully Saved Today
8. Let Your Light Shine on Me
9. Mother's Children Have a Hard Time
10. Lord, I Just Can't Keep from Crying
11. Trouble Will Soon Be Over
12. Jesus Make Up My Dying Bed
13. Bye and Bye I'M Goin' to See the King
14. Praise God I'm Satisfied
15. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
16. Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
VintageOf all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet, led by vocalists Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite and featuring the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts without diluting their sound.
Canned Heat's eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, introduced the band's audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of material by such blues masters as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite's contrasting vocal styles and Vestine's explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the '60s, and the album that launched Canned Heat's five-decade musical journey.
This new vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced from the original mono masters and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a meticulous reproduction of the LP's original cover art.1. Spoonful
2. Big Road Blues
3. Rolling & Tumbling
4. Got My Mojo Working
5. Pretty Thing
8. Can't Hold On Much Longer
9. Straight Ahead
10. Rollin' And Tumblin' (with Harmonica)$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
REDD-SUN-6618xTen Years After
Ten Years AfterA Premium RTI Pressing, From The Original U.K. Mono Masters
Ten Years After's self-titled debut hit the British blues scene with the subtlety and precision of a wrecking ball in 1967, serving notice that what had once been confined to steamy haunts in London was now there for the world to hear. And by the time the band electrified half a million hippies at Woodstock two years later, the world was roaring its approval. Cut live with vocals overdubbed later, Ten Years After is an impressive debut, showing off a tight band steeped not only in blues, but rockabilly, jazz, folk and even occasionally psychedelia. They rival Cream on a powerful cover of "Spoonful," which sports a heavy rhythm drive also evident on their extended jam version of "Help Me" that builds and builds to stratospheric heights. The latter allows Alvin Lee to cut loose with the fast licks for which he would become best known, but he was also capable of subtler, more impressionistic soloing on a stellar remake of the Blues Project's "I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes." If those three aren't enough evidence of the band's ability, then a spruced-up "I Want to Know," first done by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse on the legendary What's Shakin' comp (also reissued by Sundazed), certainly seals the deal. But even at this early stage, Ten Years After was no cover act - throwing originals like the Robert Johnson-inspired "Love Until I Die," the country acoustic blues of "Don't Want You Woman" and the swingin' boogie of "Feel It for Me" into the mix. It was no one-man show, either - as organist Chick Churchill takes the lead on "Adventures of a Young Organ" and buttresses "Losing the Dogs" with some rollicking Jerry Lee Lewis piano. And beneath it all, there was the metronomic telepathy of the Ric Lee/Leo Lyons rhythm section. The best way to hear this classic album is in its punchier mono mix, available on vinyl for the first time in 50 years and faithfully packaged with all of the original iridescent psychedelic cover art intact.
Now Sundazed proudly presents the searing guitar of Alvin Lee & Chick Churchill's haunting organ textures as they were meant to be heard, from the original U.K. MONO masters and pressed on premium RTI vinyl!1. I Want To Know
2. I Can't Keep From Crying, Sometimes
3. Adventures Of A Young Organ
5. Losing The Dogs
6. Feel It For Me
7. Love Until I Die
8. Don't Want You, Woman
9. Help Me$24.99Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
The Pious Bird Of Good OmenPious Bird of Good Omen was originally released in 1969 as a compilation of the band's bluesy roots: their first four UK singles and their B-sides and two tracks by bluesman Eddie Boyd with Fleetwood Mac backing. The album's sound is laidback, down & VERY dirty, featuring scorching cover versions of Little Willie John's Need Your Love So Bad and Robert Johnson's I Believe My Time Ain't Long.
The B-side features the international hit single Albatross and Peter Green's composition Black Magic Woman, the latter being popularized by Santana's version in 1970. This album is a must-have for blues fans.1. Need Your Love So Bad
2. Coming Home
3. Rambling Pony
4. The Big Boat
5. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
6. The Sun Is Shining
8. Black Magic Woman
9. Just The Blues
10. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
11. Looking For Somebody
12. Stop Messin' Round$21.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
TerraplaneTerraplane takes its title from the 1930s Hudson Motor Car Company of Detroit model, which also inspired the Robert Johnson song, "Terraplane Blues." It is Earle's 16th studio album since the release of his highly influential 1986 debut Guitar Town. As its title suggests, the album is very much a blues record, some of which was written while Earle toured Europe alone for five weeks with just a guitar, a mandolin and a backpack1. Baby Baby Baby (Baby)
2. You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had
3. The Tennessee Kid
4. Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now
5. Better Off Alone
6. The Usual Time
7. Go Go Boots Are Back
8. Acquainted With the Wind
9. Baby's Just as Mean as Me
10. Gamblin' Blues
11. King of the Blues$23.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Church MouthWhile this new album maintains its artistic mix of aurora borealis-avant-indie pop and post-punk, Church Mouth paves a new musical path for the band. A departure from 2006's drum-machine and sequencer-heavy Waiter: You Vultures!, Church Mouth leans on Led Zeppelin, The White Stripes, and Santana for inspiration. Front man John Gourley was also listening to a lot of Blind Willie Johnson, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson when he wrote the record. While most of us who grew up in the continental US were raised on Saturday morning cartoons and sugary cereal, Gourley's Alaskan upbringing was unorthodox; his youth spent exploring nature in one of the few virtually untouched territories left in the world. As a result, his striking enigmatic vision makes its mark on the band's packaging, merch design, videos, photos, posters, and the music.1. Church Mouth
2. Sugar Cinnamon
3. Tellers Tellers Tell Me
4. My Mind
7. Oh Lord
8. Bellies Are Full
10. The Bottom
11. Sleeping Sleepers Sleep
12. Sun Brother$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Pious Bird Of Good OmenFleetwood Mac is a band with many faces. In contrast to their poppy sound of the 70s, Fleetwood Mac actually started out in the sixties as a psychedelic blues band under guitarist Peter Green's lead. Pious Bird of Good Omen was originally released in 1969 as a compilation of the band's bluesy roots: their first four UK singles and their B-sides and two tracks by bluesman Eddie Boyd with Fleetwood Mac backing. The album's sound is laidback, down & very dirty, featuring scorching cover versions of Little Willie John's Need Your Love So Bad and Robert Johnson's I Believe My Time Ain't Long.
The B-side features the international hit single Albatross and Peter Green's composition Black Magic Woman, the latter being popularized by Santana's version in 1970. This album is a must-have for blues fans. Anyone interested in the roots of Fleetwood Mac might discover they are essentially a totally different band than one might think.1. Need Your Love So Bad
2. Coming Home
3. Rambling Pony
4. The Big Boat
5. I Believe My Time Ain't Long
6. The Sun Is Shining
8. Black Magic Woman
9. Just The Blues
10. Jigsaw Puzzle Blues
11. Looking For Somebody
12. Stop Messin' Round$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Performs Trouble No More Live At Town Hall
Newly Mixed And Mastered Concert Recording
Highlights 10 Performances From The Concert
Include A New Essay By Bob Merlis
John Mellencamp's Trouble No More was released in June 2003, received with universal critical acclaim and a No. 1 debut on Billboard's Blues chart.
Featuring Mellencamp and his band's spirited take on American folk and blues classics, including Robert Johnson's "Stones In My Passway," Son
House's "Death Letter," Woody Guthrie's "Johnny Hart," Willie Dixon's "Down In The Bottom," Lucinda Williams' "Lafayette," and several others, the album
was recorded and mixed in just 17 days, capturing the sessions' bounding energy. A month after the release, Mellencamp performed this acclaimed
studio album, Trouble No More, plus additional songs, including stripped-down versions of Mellencamp's "Small Town," "Paper In Fire" and Pink Houses,"
as well as Bob Dylan's "Highway 61 Revisited" for a sold-out audience at New York's Town Hall.1. Stones In My Passway (Robert Johnson)
2. Death Letter (Son House)
3. Joliet Bound (Kansas Joe McCoy)
4. Highway 61 Revisited (Bob Dylan)
5. Baltimore Oriole (Hoagy Carmichael/Paul Francis Webster)
6. Diamond Joe (John Mellencamp/Traditional)
7. Down In The Bottom (Willie Dixon)
8. Small Town (John Mellencamp)
9. Paper In Fire (John Mellencamp)
10. Pink Houses (John Mellencamp)$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
To The SeaI can't tell you anything but the truth. These words, sung by Jack Johnson in his latest studio album, To The Sea, define the ethos of a man born and raised in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Water is the subconscious, says Jack, and that water for me is the ocean. To get to the sea is being able to dig in and touch things that aren't on the surface. That reference, that we've got to get to the sea, is about a father leading his son to try to understand himself.
Johnsons fifth studio release, was co-produced by Johnson, his bandmates bassist Merlo Podlewski, keyboardist Zach Gill, and drummer Adam Topol, and Johnsons longtime engineer Robert Carranza. To The Sea was recorded at Johnsons two solar-powered studios: The Mango Tree in Hawaii and the Solar Powered Plastic Plant in Los Angeles.1. You And Your Heart
2. To The Sea
3. No Good With Faces
4. At Or With Me
5. When I Look Up
6. From The Clouds
7. My Little Girl
8. Turn Your Love
9. The Upsetter
10. Red Wine, Mistakes, Mytholody
11. Pictures Of People Taking Pictures
12. Anything But The Truth
13. Only The Ocean$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SignsSigns is not merely a return the Jonny's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers. 'A lot of my earlier influences have been coming to the surface, like Robert Johnson, and Howlin' Wolf,' he reports. 'I have been appreciating how raw and unrefined that stuff is. I had an itch to emulate some of that and I think it shows in the songs. Still, I let the writing be what it was and that was sometimes not necessarily the blues.'1. Make It Move
3. Last Man Standing
5. What You're Made Of
6. Bitter End
7. Stronger Together
8. Into the Light
9. Bring Me Back Home
11. Singing Songs$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
1990- Artistic ViceThis vinyl reissue from Universal Records features two of Daniel Johnston's one of a kind releases in one Double Gatefold package. Daniel Johnston has spent the last 20 or so years exposing his heartrending tales of unrequited love, cosmic mishaps, and existential torment to an ever-growing international cult audience. Initiates, including a healthy number of discerning musicians and critics, have hailed him as an American original in the style of bluesman Robert Johnson and country legend Hank Williams.
When several albums of Daniel's homemade recordings appeared in the late '80s, it created a significant buzz in music circles. Studio owner Mark Kramer was quickly on the scene, bringing Daniel to his own Shimmy-Disc label for his fine album 1990. 1990 is a collection of extremely polished and staggeringly honest odes to love, comic book heroes and music. Steve Shelley and Lee Ranaldo of Sonic Youth accompany Johnston on Spirit World Rising, but most of the set finds Daniel alone at the piano or guitar. His version of Lennon and McCartney's Got To Get You Into My Life has never been covered with this degree of conviction, streamlined down to its essential rhythmic core.
Artistic Vice was the first album on which Daniel Johnston fronted a band. The record is a testament to Daniel's own innate musicality that the songs lend themselves so perfectly to the casual accompaniment heard here. They can shift easily from quiet country balladry to punkish rave ups. As always, his songs are direct, honest, hookladen and imminently coverable.1990 - Side 1
1. Devil Town
2. Spirit World Rising
3. Held The Hand
4. Lord Give Me Hope
5. Some Things Last A Long Time
6. Tears Stupid Tears
7. Dont Play Cards With Satan
8. True Love Will Find You In The End
9. Got To Get You Into My Life
10. Careless Soul
11. Funeral Home
12. Softly And Tenderly
Artistic Vice - Side 2
1. My Life Is Starting Over
2. Honey I Sure Miss You
3. I Feel So High
4. A Ghostly Story
5. Tell Me Now
6. Easy Listening
7. I Know Casper
8. The Startling Facts
10. Its Got To Be Good
11. Happy Soul
12. The Dream Is Over
13. Love Of My Life
14. I Killed The Monster
16. Fate Will Get Done$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The DoorAvailable On Vinyl For The First Time
Few musicians can captivate with just their voice and guitar, but Keb' Mo' pulls it off on his fifth release The Door. It's as if DNA from Robert Johnson and James Taylor fused inside this singer-songwriter, simply known as Kevin Moore when he played guitar with Papa John Creach back in the '70s.
At 49 years old, Keb' Mo' has paid his dues. More importantly, he 's a compelling singer, a versatile stringman, and a fine songwriter. He's also one of the few best-selling artists today whose music genuinely deserves a big audience.
Keb'Mo' has a knack for advancing the pure Blues formula into uncharted territories. Take his remake of the Elmore James' classic "It Hurts Me Too." It's nearly impossible to make a synthesizer work in a Blues context, but Keb' Mo' finds a way on this track. On gentle numbers like "Anyway" and sophisticated compositions such as the jazzy "It's All Coming Back," Keb' Mo' also extends himself well beyond the Blues.1. The Door
2. Loola Loo
3. It Hurts Me Too
4. Come On Back
5. Stand Up (And Be Strong)
7. Don't You Know
8. It's All Coming Back
9. Gimme What You Got
10. Mommy Can I Come Home
12. The Beginning$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Love Saves The Day180 Gram Vinyl In Single Jacket With Booket
For his 10th studio album, G. Love invited friends to help him create "Love Saves The Day". The album features guest artists Lucinda Williams, Citizen Cope, David Hildago of Los Lobos, Ozomatli, DJ Logic,
Money Mark, Zach Gill and Adam Topol. Producer Robert Carranza (Jack Johnson, Beastie Boys) recorded the
group live to capture the raw electricity of the tracks.1. Love Saves The Day - feat. David Hidalgo
2. Dis Song
3. That Girl
4. Back To Boston
5. New York City - feat. Lucinda Williamsv
6. R U Kidding Me?!
7. Muse - feat. Citizen Cope
8. Baby Why You Do Me Like That? - feat. DJ Logic
9. Let's Have A Good Time - feat. Ozomatli
10. Peanut Butter Lips
11. Pick Up The Phone - feat. Kristy Lee
12. Lil' Run Around G$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Bound By The BluesSonny Landreth's new album Bound By The Blues marks a return to the slide
guitarist's musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of
recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation,
the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental
emotional and compositional structures that are at the blues' historic core.
Bound By The Blues is a powerful tribute to the durability and flexibility of the
genre, and to his own creative vision. Sonny name-checks Jimi Hendrix, Muddy
Waters and some of Landreth's other musical heroes along the way. He also
pays homage to fellow slide guitarist Johnny Winter, with the instrumental
"Firebird Blues." He recreates some amazing covers "Walkin' Blues" by Robert
Johnson, and "Dust My Broom" by Elmore James.
Landreth continues to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing
increasingly original and distinctively diverse sounds expanding from blues,
zydeco, folk, country and jazz, making bound by the blues one of his most
ambitious albums to date1. Walkin' Blues
2. Bound By The Blues
3. The High Side
4. It Hurts Me Too
5. Where They Will
6. Cherry Ball Blues
7. Firebird Blues (In Memory Of Johnny Winter)
8. Dust My Broom
9. Key To The Highway
10. Simcoe Street$19.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The StormZZ Ward didn't have to look far for inspiration on her second full-length album, 2017's The Storm. Equally evocative of blues grit and hip-hop bounce, the Los Angeles-based vocal powerhouse and multi-instrumentalist leapt forward by taking a deeper look at some of her earliest inspirations including Howlin Wolf, Robert Johnson, and Vera Ward Hall and Big Mama Thornton.
For me, this album wasn't really about experimenting, she admits. It was more about simplicity, honing in on what I love about music and what makes me who I am as an artist. Growing up, I listened to a lot of hip-hop and blues, and I love those two genres so much. Sometimes, to evolve you don t need to go outside of yourself; you can reach further inside of yourself instead.
It s a realization earned over a whirlwind five years. The Fedora-rocking, guitar-shredding, harmonica-wielding blues siren peppered an old back porch musical recipe with hip-hop urgency and hashtaggable wisdom on her 2012 mixtape Eleven Roses. Followed by her full-length debut Til The Casket Drops yielded a veritable hit in the form of Put The Gun Down. The latter generated 7.4 million-plus Spotify streams and held strong in the Top 10 of AAA radio for 10 weeks as well as receiving over 100 high-profile licensing placements and syncs, including the feature film We re The Millers. Kendrick Lamar [ Cryin Wolf ] and Freddie Gibbs [ Criminal ] were quick to collaborate, while Rolling Stone, Guitar World, Elle, Interview Magazine, USA Today, NPR and more extolled her.1. Ghost
3. Help Me Mama
4. The Storm
6. Let It Burn
7. Bag Of Bones
8. She Ain't Me
9. If U Stayed
10. Hold On
11. Ride$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blues: The Dark Paintings of Mark Rothko
Pressed On Pristine 150 Gram Vinyl By Quality Record Pressing In An Edition Of 800
"Blues: The 'Dark Paintings' of Mark Rothko" is one of Loren Connors'
most cherished and sought after albums. Originally released in a handmade
edition of around 300 copies on Connors' own St. Joan label in
January 1990 under the name Guitar Roberts -- this album has been
unavailable in any form until now.
At the time of its release, Connors was still an inscrutable guitarist
whose matchless and alien rendering of the blues was just gaining recognition
despite more than two dozen solo and collaborative releases
since 1978. Connors' classic, song-based "In Pittsburgh" had only been
available for three months when "Blues" welcomed the new decade. It
would be the first of four solo albums issued by Connors that year and
distilled the blues form into bleak, minimalist lines and tone; a compound
of influences spanning Louisiana guitarist Robert Pete Johnson
to painter Mark Rothko.
For this reissue, the audio has been restored to Connors' specifications
of how these seven instrumentals were originally intended to sound.
Cover art is an untitled 1969 Rothko work -- one of the paintings that
influenced Connors to record this album. The original LP art and liner
notes are replicated as a full-color inner sleeve. New liner notes by music
historian Byron Coley chart Connors development and Rothko's effect
on the music. Pressed on pristine 150 gram vinyl by Quality Record
Pressing in an edition of 800.1. Blues No. 1
2. Blues No. 2
3. Blues No. 3
4. Blues No. 4
5. Blues No. 5
6. Blues No. 6
7. Blues No. 7$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Driving Towards The DaylightOn May 21, 2012, internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa will release a brand new solo album 'Driving Towards The Daylight' on Provogue Records. 'Driving Towards The Daylight' was produced by Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley (Black Crowes, Aerosmith, Led Zeppelin). This is their seventh collaboration in six years and Joe's 13th album.
Recorded at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, CA and Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, NV, 'Driving Towards The Daylight' is a balanced back-to-basics album that highlights Bonamassa's signature style of roots blues with rock-and-roll guts, while honouring the traditions of the original blues musicians.
"We've taken some really traditional old blues songs - the Howlin' Wolf song 'Who's Been Talkin' and the Robert Johnson song 'Stones In My Passway,' and we've tried to imagine how they would do them in a rock context," said Shirley. "It's a very exciting return to the blues in a very visceral way. It's vibrant and it's gutsy and it's really, really rugged."
The album features five Bonamassa-penned originals including the bruising opener 'Dislocated Boy', the road warrior title track (and first single) 'Driving Towards The Daylight', 'I Got All You Need', 'Heavenly Soul' and 'Somewhere Trouble Don't Go'. Other tracks include Bonamassa's versions of Tom Waits' 'New Coat Of Paint', Bill Withers' 'Lonely Town Lonely Street', and 'A Place In My Heart' by Bernie Marsden. On the album closer, Australian rock singer Jimmy Barnes sings lead vocals on his 1987 hit 'Too Much Ain't Enough Love'.
To challenge Joe and move him out of his comfort zone, a unique group of musicians was gathered including Aerosmith guitarist Brad Whitford (guitar), Blondie Chaplin (guitar), Anton Fig (drums and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (keyboard), Michael Rhodes (bass), Carmine Rojas (bass), Jeff Bova and The Bovaland Brass, Pat Thrall (guitar), and Brad's son Harrison Whitford (guitar).
Brad Whitford, speaking from the studio in Vegas, said, "This is definitely more influenced by the stuff that the guys and musicians in this room love, early '60s English and American rock and blues. I guess we'll never get that out of our system and its fun to come in here and find our own path down that highway."
Bonamassa's last studio album 'Dust Bowl 'released in March 2011 charted at no.12 in the UK1. Dislocated Boy
2. Stones In My Passway
3. Driving Towards The Daylight
4. Who's Been Talking
5. I Got All You Need
6. A Place In My Heart
7. Lonely Town Lonely Street
8. Heavenly Soul
9. New Coat Of Paint
10. Somewhere Trouble Don't Go
11. Too Much Ain't Enough Love (w/ Jimmy Barnes)$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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
3. Louise McGhee
4. John The Revelator
5. Empire State Express
6. Preachin' Blues
7. Grinning In Your Face
9. Levee Camp Moan$39.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now