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    Collected

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    Limited Pressing Of 750 Individually Numbered Copies On White Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl

    Gatefold Sleeve

    4-Page Insert / Booklet

    Includes The Hits Every Kinda People, Johnny And Mary, Some Like It Hot (As Member Of The Power Station) And I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Feat. UB40)

    Robert Palmer's career has spanned over 25 years and encompassed any number of musical styles from jazz, r&b, reggae, pop, funk to the harder dance sounds heard on Some Like It Hot as a member of the Power Station. Palmer's career commenced in the 60s and throughout the years received a number of awards, including a Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance (for Addicted To Love) and an MTV Video Music Award.

    The Collected double vinyl album from Robert Palmer is a selected overview of his music, some lesser known tracks are alternated with hits like Every Kinda People, Johnny And Mary, Pride, Addicted To Love and many more. His collaboration with musicians from different backgrounds were successful leading up to recording (the Bob Dylan written) I'll Be Your Baby Tonight with English reggae band UB40. This single became a worldwide hit, reaching the top 10 in Holland and the United Kingdom, as well as achieving solid chart positions in the USA, Germany, and France.

    Sadly the musical genius and true superstar Robert Palmer passed away, succumbing to a heart attack in 2003, only 54 years old.

    LP 1
    1. Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
    2. Give Me An Inch

    3. Which Of Us Is The Fool

    4. Man Smart, Woman Smarter

    5. Every Kinda People

    6. Best Of Both Worlds

    7. What's It Take?

    8. Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor, Doctor)
    9. Can We Still Be Friends?

    10. Johnny And Mary

    11. Looking For Clues

    12. Some Guys Have All The Luck
    13. You Are In My System

    14. You Can Have It


    LP 2
    1. Pride

    2. Riptide

    3. Addicted To Love
    4. I Didn't Mean To Turn You On
    5. Simply Irresistible

    6. She Makes My Day

    7. Change His Ways

    8. Mercy Mercy Me / I Want You

    9. You Blow Me Away

    10. Respect Yourself

    11. Never Met A Dog (Vinegar Joe)
    12. Some Like It Hot (The Power Station)

    13. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (feat. UB40)

    Robert Palmer
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  • H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player Quick View

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    H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player

    In the pantheon of under-the-radar American guitar heroes, Howard Roberts looms large. A remarkably versatile musician who was one of Los Angeles' most in-demand session players from the early 1950s through the 1970s, Roberts' career encompassed an incredible array of studio assignments. He recorded with a dizzying assortment of acts, including Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Monkees, Dean Martin, Sonny and Cher, the Jackson 5, Peggy Lee, Eddie Cochran, Chet Atkins and the Electric Prunes. He also played on countless film and television soundtracks; his guitar work is featured prominently in the iconic theme music of The Twilight Zone, The Munsters and I Dream of Jeannie.


    Roberts was also an accomplished musical educator, co-founding Hollywood's Guitar Institute of Technology, writing a regular instructional column on jazz improvisation for Guitar Player magazine, and penning several highly-regarded guitar instruction books. As a guitar teacher, one of his students was a teenaged Phil Spector, for whom Roberts would later work as a session man.


    Impressive as his session resume is, for many guitar aficionados, the real highlights of Howard Roberts' body of work are the instrumental albums he released under his own name throughout his career. One of his best-loved solo releases is the memorably titled H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player, originally released by Capitol Records in 1963. Recorded at the legendary Studio A in the Capitol Tower, with a band that includes fellow studio legends Chuck Berghofer and Earl Palmer on bass and drums, H.R. Is A Dirty Guitar Player is a potent showcase for Roberts' fluid, swinging guitar work. The material offers ample opportunity for the artist to demonstrate his versatility, encompassing pop standards 9Lerner, Loewe If Ever I Would Leave You), bossa nova (Antonio Carlos Jobim's One Note Samba) and jazz (tunes by Herbie Hancock, Count Basie and Duke Ellington), along with such Roberts originals as Smolderin', Turista, Deep Fry and Dirty Old Bossa Nova.


    Long unavailable in its original form, this vintage instrumental gem has been restored to its original vinyl glory by Sundazed Music. The album has been sourced from the original stereo masters and pressed on 180 gram vinyl, with complete original cover art.
    1.Watermelon Man
    2. Smolderin'
    3. Liâl Darlin'
    4. Turista
    5. If Ever I Would Leave You
    6. One O'Clock Jump
    7. Deep Fry
    8. Rough Ridin'
    9. Satin Doll
    10. Smokin'
    11. One Note Samba
    12. Dirty Old Bossa Nova
    Howard Roberts
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    UB40 - Collected


    180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve


    4-Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos


    Featuring ''Red Red Wine'', ''I Got You Babe'' And ''Rat In Mi Kitchen''


    Early 1980, UB40 scored their first success with ''Food For Thought'', reaching high in the charts. By the time they released their first album they were already so successful that they had signed off on unemployment benefit, leading to the stamped Signing Off featured on form 40, for the sleeve of their debut album. The first dub album ever to reach the album charts in the U.K. included ''One In Ten'' and ''Don't Slow Down''.


    In 1983 the band put on a new project, boasting ten cover versions of Jamaican hits and, contrary to low expectations, it became a huge hit and the band's first number one album. Tracks included are ''Cherry Oh Baby'' and ''Please Don't Make Me Cry'' and ''Red Red Wine''. The latter was a rather poppy song and became the band's biggest-selling single ever, entailing their definitive worldwide breakthrough.


    There have been lots of collaborations through the years and most of these became huge hit songs. Together with Chrissie Hynde UB40 recorded two singles: ''I Got You Babe'' (1985) and ''Breakfast In Bed'' (1988). They teamed up with Afrika Bambaataa for ''Reckless'' (1988) and with Robert Palmer the band released ''I'll Be Your Baby Tonight'' (1990), just to name a few.


    UB40 - COLLECTED has captured all the different phases of the band in one complete album, from classic hits combined with the new!

    LP 1
    1. Tyler
    2. Burden Of Shame
    3. I Think It's Going To Rain Today
    4. Food For Thought
    5. Don't Do The Crime
    6. One In Ten
    7. Sardonicus
    8. Please Don't Make Me Cry
    9. Cherry Oh Baby
    10. Red Red Wine
    11. If It Happens Again
    12. Don't Slow Down


    LP 2
    1. I Got You Babe (ft. Chrissie Hynde)
    2. Don't Break My Heart
    3. Sing Our Own Song
    4. Rat In Mi Kitchen
    5. All I Want To Do
    6. Maybe Tomorrow
    7. Afrika Bambaataa and Family ft. UB40 - Reckless
    8. Breakfast In Bed (ft. Chrissie Hynde)
    9. Homely Girl
    10. Kingston Town
    11. Robert Palmer ft. UB40 - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
    12. Tears From My Eyes
    13. Here I Am (Come And Take Me)
    14. (I Can't Help) Falling In Love With You

    UB40
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    Five Years Later

    "Something special happens when they play together" observed Robert Palmer in the New York Times, and the participants concurred. "Playing with John is one of my favourite things to do," said Ralph Towner. "I can play as much as when playing solo, and still get to ply my skills as accompanist. John is such an amazing person to play with that, even when he's playing intensely or aggressively, we somehow fit together and there's really no way that we could collide." On Five Years Later, follow-up to their debut duo disc Sargasso Sea, their improvisations draw on a wider sonic palette, to telling effect.


    Musicians:

    John Abercrombie (acoustic and electric guitars, electric 12-string guitar, mandolin guitar)

    Ralph Towner (12-string and classical guitar)


    Recorded March 1981

    1. Late Night Passenger
    2. Isla
    3. Half Past Two
    4. Microtheme
    5. Caminata
    6. The Juggler's Etude
    7. Bumabia
    8. Child's Play
    Ralph Towner & John Abercrombie
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  • Alone (Volume 1) Alone (Volume 1) Quick View

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    Alone (Volume 1)

    First Time On Vinyl On Fat Possum Records


    Liner Notes By Robert Palmer


    This brooding lesson in the Three D's of the blues--despair, death, and desire--is a window into the melancholy soul of Hooker's art. Each of the two discs are separate sets from a '70s solo concert at New York City's Hunter College. And by the time Hooker asks How deep and how low can you git? near the performance's end, we already know. It's not merely the profound darkness of these tales--in which Hooker becomes a killer, a TB victim, an abandoned lover--but the pain with which he suffuses his pinched, red-clay voice. Then there's his guitar, constantly working idiosyncratic variations on his patented boogie; sliding and snapping out replies to the tense lyrics of Jesse James or his improvised lonesome wail Tired of Being Your Doggie. Throughout, Hooker exercises his command of tension and drama.


    - Ted Drozdowski

    1. I Miss You So

    2. Jesse James

    3. Dark Room

    4. I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

    5. Boogie Chillum
    6. When My First Wife Left Me
    7. Boom Boom
    8. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    John Lee Hooker
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    Alone (Volume 2)

    First Time On Vinyl On Fat Possum Records


    Liner Notes By Robert Palmer


    This brooding lesson in the Three D's of the blues--despair, death, and desire--is a window into the melancholy soul of Hooker's art. Each of the two discs are separate sets from a '70s solo concert at New York City's Hunter College. And by the time Hooker asks How deep and how low can you git? near the performance's end, we already know. It's not merely the profound darkness of these tales--in which Hooker becomes a killer, a TB victim, an abandoned lover--but the pain with which he suffuses his pinched, red-clay voice. Then there's his guitar, constantly working idiosyncratic variations on his patented boogie; sliding and snapping out replies to the tense lyrics of Jesse James or his improvised lonesome wail Tired of Being Your Doggie. Throughout, Hooker exercises his command of tension and drama.


    - Ted Drozdowski

    1. Feel Good

    2. Some People

    3. T.B.

    4. Baby, Please Don't Go
    5. Mama Killed A Chicken

    6. Hobo

    7. Tired Of Being Your Doggie

    8. All Night Long

    9. Crawlin' King Snake
    John Lee Hooker
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    Any Man In America (Awaiting Repress)

    Any Man In America is the seventh full-length studio album from the platinum-selling rock band Blue October. A cathartic tale of heartbreak and healing through 13 distinct songs, Any Man In America is a musical journey told with unbridled lyrical honesty, anthemic modern rock hooks and melodic soundscapes. Co-produced by vocalist and songwriter Justin Furstenfeld and producer Tim Palmer (Robert Plant, Goo Goo Dolls), the album sees Blue October at its musical zenith, opening up like never before while fully embracing new musical styles.

    1. Everything (AM Limbo)

    2. The Feel Again (Stay)
    3. The Money Tree
    4. For The Love
    5. Drama Everything
    6. The Chills
    7. The Flight (LNK to MSP)
    8. Any Man in America
    9. You Waited Too Long
    10. The Honesty
    11. The Getting Over It Part
    12. The Worry List
    13. The Follow Through
    Blue October
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    Keep It Simple

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    Available 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

    6. Closer

    7. Keep It Simple

    8. Riley B. King

    9. House In California

    10. Walk Back In

    11. I'm Amazing

    12. Proving You Wrong
    Keb' Mo'
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    Echoes

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    Wally Badarou is a French-born synthesizer specialist, and long-time associate of the British band Level 42, known for its blend of funk, pop, soul and rock. He has co-written and performed on a number of the band's tracks since their recording dÉbut in 1980, later co-producing them. Though not an official member, he has long been considered an informal fifth member.


    Badarou was one of the Compass Point All Stars (with Sly and Robbie, Barry Reynolds, Mikey Chung and Uziah Sticky Thompson), the in-house recording team of Compass Point Studios responsible for a long series of albums of the 1980s recorded by Grace Jones, Tom Tom Club, Joe Cocker, Mick Jagger, Black Uhuru, Gwen Guthrie, Jimmy Cliff and Gregory Isaacs. His keyboard playing can also be heard on albums by Robert Palmer, Marianne Faithfull, Herbie Hancock, Talking Heads, Foreigner, Melissa Etheridge, Manu Dibango and Miriam Makeba.


    Echoes (1983) is his second solo album, which included Chief Inspector, Hi-Life and Mambo, which was sampled for Massive Attack's Daydreaming of the Blue Lines album. You can actually feel Caribbean sunshine with this music. Badarou breathes real life into his synthesizers on this album of happy, upbeat, and danceable instrumentals.

    1. Keys
    2. Hi-life
    3. Mambo
    4. Voices
    5. Canyons
    6. Endless Race
    7. Chief Inspector
    8. Waltz
    9. Jungle
    10. Rain
    Wally Badarou
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    Yes We Can

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    Limited Edition Of 1,000 Numbered Copies On Green Vinyl


    Including Songs Yes We Can Part I & Part II, Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley, Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further


    Lee Dorsey began his career as a lightweight boxer in the early 1950s and moved on to become an influential African American pop and R&B singer during the 1960s.


    His successful period began when he met songwriter and record producer Allen Toussaint with whom he recorded several songs like Ya Ya, Working In The Coalmine, Ride Your Pony and many more which all charted in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.


    In 1970 Dorsey recorded the Yes We Can album again with Allen Toussaint together with the support band The Meters. Several of the songs were covered by major artists who scored hits with them later that decade; Yes We Can by The Pointer Sisters and Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley by Robert Palmer. The other songs are straight up funky tracks and have a variety of styles and sounds. Included are the protest soul recording Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further and the somewhat hilarious comedy song Would You. All in all it stands as a great soul album for that time.


    The Music On Vinyl edition is pressed on green vinyl and is available in a limited run of 1,000 individually numbered copies, including an insert with song lyrics.

    1. Yes We Can - Part I
    2. Riverboat
    3. Tears Tears And More Tears
    4. O Me-o, My-o
    5. Sneakin' Sally Thru The Alley
    6. Yes We Can - Part II

    7. Who's Gonna' Help Brother Get Further
    8. Games People Play
    9. When The Bill's Paid
    10. Occapella
    11. Gator Tail
    12. Would You?
    Lee Dorsey
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  • Funky Kingston Funky Kingston Quick View

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    Funky Kingston


    Reissued In A Lovingly Re-printed Version Of The Original LP Sleeve


    Ranked 378/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The
    group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word
    in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. Among the numerous musical
    accomplishments of Frederick Toots Hibbert and his group was the song Pressure Drop, which was
    released initially in 1970, but received widespread acclaim for its appearance in the soundtrack to the film
    Harder They Come. It's since been covered by The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter, Robert Palmer, and
    numerous others, has been rated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is
    credited with helping introduce reggae music to the world.


    Though originally released in 1970, the US wouldn't get to experience Pressure Drop until 1975, when
    it was released on the US version of their album Funky Kingston, easily considered one of the strongest
    albums in Toots & The Maytals' catalog, not to mention one of the greatest in reggae history. Upon its
    release in the States it received massive critical applause (Even warming the cold, icy heart of Robert
    Christgau) for its infectious melodies and rhythms on tracks like Sailing On, Time Tough, and the
    eponymous title track, quirky Jamaica-infused covers of tracks by John Denver and Ike Turner, and of
    course the influential Pressure Drop.


    Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb
    reissue of a legendary piece of music history.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Time Tough
    2. In The Dark
    3. Funky Kingston
    4. Love Is Gonna Let Me Down
    5. Louie Louie
    6. Pomp And Price
    7. Got To Be There
    8. Country Road
    9. Pressure Drop
    10. Sailing On
    Toots And The Maytals
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    Embracism

    KIRIN J CALLINAN is a guitarist, singer, songwriter & solo
    performer born in Australia in the latter half of the 1980s.


    KIRIN J CALLINAN is known for his confronting live performances, haunting compositions, wild guitar playing, a
    charming presence & charismatic, if a little creepy, onstage banter.
    He continues to contribute, or has contributed, his time
    & self to records or live performances by artists & bands
    such as Jack Ladder & The Dreamlanders, Lost Animal,
    Craig Nichols (The Vines), Mercy Arms, Jonti, Tri-Force,
    F.L.R.L., Lost Valentinos, Erik Omen & The Midnight Juggernauts.
    In the studio, CALLINAN has worked with such individuals
    as TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek, Nick Launay (PIL, Kate
    Bush, Lou Reed), Nick Littlemore (Cirque Du Soleil, Elton
    John), Francois Tetaz (Wolf Creek), Tony Espie (Robert
    Palmer, Cut Copy) & Tony Cohen (Nick Cave & the Bad
    Seeds, The Go-Betweens).


    He has scored a number of independent films, currently
    working alongside Mark Bradshaw on the musical score
    of a new Jane Campion television series titled "Top o' the
    Lake".

    1. Le Ruse
    2. Time of Songs
    3. Hang Them All
    4. Headshock
    5. Conquest
    6. Say Back Something
    7. Demon Apple
    8. Blunt
    9. George Michael
    10. Anvil
    11. Lines
    12. The Dirty Dirty
    Kirin J Callinan
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    Phonography

    Phonography was lo-fi legend R. Stevie Moores first vinyl release only 100 copies were pressed in 1976. The album (including a slightly larger 1978 pressing) barely earned the artist lunch money. But Phonography has since become the cornerstone of the Do-It-Yourself movement, while establishing Moore as the Granddaddy of home recording. Both Rolling Stone and Spin have proclaimed it one of the most influential independent releases of the past 50 years. Phonography was recorded by a self-taught control-freak, using cheap, malfunctioning analog equipment. Robert Steven Moore was born in 1952, in Nashville. His dad, veteran bassist/producer Bob Moore, taxied between sessions for major stars (including Elvis Presley). But Stevie preferred Brit Invasion, Zappa, Brian Wilsons idiosyncratic arrangements, and outliers like the Shaggs. At the urging of his supportive uncle, Harry Palmer, he moved to New Jersey in 1976.


    The Phonography material was recorded by this one-man virtual band at home between 1974 and 1976 with a pair of analog open-reel stereo decks and no multi-tracking equipment. Moore built songs starting with a rhythm track (e.g., played on drums, furniture, or boxes), upon which he layered instrumental and vocal tracks in a primitive sound-on-sound technique. Multiple generations of sound caused frequency loss and sonic distortion the embodiment of lo-fi but these are charming artifacts that dont obscure the brilliance of the compositions and Moores masterful music eccentricities. Moore and Palmer culled the top-tier songs, which were interspersed with spoken word, audio veritÉ, and radio snippets to create a program effect. The song styles were eclectic, reflecting Stevies omnivorous music appetite: hard rock, sweet ballads, Britpop, guitar raves, glam, and Zappa-esque weirdness. The album laid the foundation for Moores four-decade underground career.


    He has self-released hundreds of albums on each successive eras format du jour (cassette, LP, CD, digital download). Hes had vinyl and CD compilations produced worldwide on two dozen indie labels. For a songwriter with a massive catalog of prime material, Moores revenue stream has barely afforded him the luxury of replacing gear plagued by worn-out switches. Yet most of the surviving labels who turned deaf ears to R. Stevie Moore are now, like him, struggling to make a buck on their catalogs. Their corner-office execs come and go. R. Stevie Moore is still here. And Phonography is back.

    1. Melbourne
    2. Explanation of Artist
    3. Goodbye Piano
    4. Explanation of Listener
    5. California Rhythm
    6. I've Begun to Fall in Love
    7. The Spot
    8. I Want You in My Life
    9. I Wish I Could Sing
    10. Theme From A.G.
    11. The Voice
    12. Showing Shadows
    13. She Don't Know What to Do With Herself
    14. The Lariat Wressed Posing Hour
    15. I Not Listening
    16. Mr. Nashville
    17. Moons
    R. Stevie Moore
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  • COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile Quick View

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    COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile

    180g LP Audiophile Pressing Includes Art Poster


    The spokeswoman for a new, politically conscious and refractory jazz scene. - Jazzthetik


    Roberts gives her audience a long look at something ghostly, tragic, and beautiful. - Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader


    A major talent. - The Wire


    COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile is the much-anticipated new installment of Matana Roberts' unique and forward-looking project. Guided by an aesthetic practice she has dubbed 'panoramic sound quilting' (partly in homage to the literal handicraft heritage of her patrilineal line), COIN COIN finds Roberts conjuring some of the most nuanced, thoughtful and substantial American liberation music of the 21st century.


    COIN COIN has also been a profoundly generous and collaborative process for Roberts, who has been developing various chapters of the COIN COIN cycle with a wide range of musicians from diverse backgrounds over many years. The hugely acclaimed Chapter One: Gens de couleur libres was the culmination of two years of regular visits to MontrÉal and featured fifteen musicians assembled from that city's out-jazz, experimental and avant-rock scenes. Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile was developed for a more intimately woven New York jazz sextet and was recorded with this group in late 2012, following several years of local and international performances of the piece with this line-up.


    Mississippi Moonchile takes the next leap forward in Roberts' iconoclastic and complex project of memory and recuperation, where historical and contemporary musical tropes, fragmentary spoken and sung narratives, and Matana's cascading alto saxophone are supported by prodigiously talented players on piano (Shoko Nagai), trumpet (Jason Palmer), double bass (Thomson Kneeland), drums (Tomas Fujiwara) and operatic tenor voice(Jeremiah Abiah). While demarcated by 18 titles and track IDs, the album presents an uninterrupted, incantatory swirl of through-composed music, where thematic structure and
    free improvisation are propelled in continual and fluid co-existence.


    While Chapter One was marked by more defined set pieces, stark juxtapositions, and the epic cacophony of a sprawlingly unconventional big band, Chapter Two unfolds as a cohesive album-length piece unto itself, channeling the drama and catharsis of Gens de couleur libres into something more measured and circumscribed, playing with notions of dignity, rarefaction and restraint. The inclusion of a male operatic singer contributes significantly to the tone and tension of Mississippi Moonchile in this respect, and operates as a fascinating foil to Roberts' own voice, which alternates between splintered 'wordspeak' and deeply soulful singing. The six players are in a perpetual motion of coalescence and divergence, where melodic themes, occasional ostinato passages, and variously deployed
    literal voices ('There are some things I can't tell you about ') serve to rally the overriding theme of individual narratives and personal expressions as struggles with, celebrations of and threads within collective history. The contortions of empowerment, pride, shame, suffering, eulogy, empathy, liberation and transcendence are Matana's raw material in the
    broadest and most specific senses;she has given this raw material another beautiful and compelling shape in the second chapter of the COIN COIN story.


    Illustrated once again with Roberts' own graphic scores, COIN COIN Chapter Two: Mississippi Moonchile is gorgeously packaged in a heavyweight 100% recycled paperboard jacket and includes an art poster.

    1. invocation
    2. humility draws down blue
    3. all nations
    4. twelve sighed
    5. spares of the world
    6. secret covens
    7. river ruby dues
    8.confessor haste
    9. amma jerusalem school
    10. for this is
    11. responsory
    12. the labor of their lips
    13. was the sacred day
    14. lesson
    15. woman red racked
    16. thanks be you
    17. humility draws down new
    18. benediction.
    Matana Roberts
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    Look-Ka Py Py (Out of Stock)

    As New Orleans producer Allen Toussaint's houseband at Sansu Records, The Meters began performing in the mid-60s lending their talents as backing musicians to Dr John, Lee Dorsey and later Paul McCartney and Robert Palmer.Blending melodic grooves and syncopated NOLA rhythms, The Meters' highly charged guitar riffs and keyboard workouts helped integrate the Crescent City sound into mainstream Pop. Although they contributed to scores of hit records, success in their own right proved elusive and yet their influence endures thanks in part the Hip Hop scene whose artists have long since sampled their tracks.


    Comprised of Art Neville [keyboards, vocals], Leo Nocentelli guitar], George Porter Jr. [bass] and Joseph "Ziggy" Modeliste [drums], the foursome were later joined by percussionist/vocalist Cyril Neville. Produced by Allen Toussaint and Marshall Sehorn and recorded at Le Fevre Sound Studios in Atlanta, GA, the allinstrumental Look-Ka Py Py builds on the success of the R&B hits 'Sophisticated Sissy' and 'Sissy Strut' from earlier in the year. With the album ranked at No.216 in Rolling Stone magazine's '500 Greatest Albums of All Time', it's easy to see why The Meters deserve their status as the founding fathers of funk.


    Revered by contemporary Funk fans this is a welcome reissue for a highly regarded album by one of the genre's foremost exponents.

    1. Look-ka Py Py
    2. Rigor Mortis
    3. Pungee
    4. Thinking
    5. This Is My Last Affair
    6. Funky Miracle
    7. Yeah, You're Right
    8. Little Old Money Maker
    9. Oh, Calcutta!
    10. The Mob
    11. 9 'till 5
    12. Dry Spell
    The Meters
    $28.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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