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Soul FoodFirst album in 14 years from the acclaimed jam-blues-rock supergroup featuring Robert Randolph, John Medeski, and the North Mississippi Allstars. Also features guest vocalists Ruthie Foster and Amy Helm.1. You Brought The Sunshine
2. When I See The Blood
3. Swamp Road
4. Early In The Moanin' Time
5. New Word Order
6. Chocolate Cowboy
7. The Highest
8. Soul Food I & II
9. Play all Day
10. Come By Here
11. The Twins
12. Glory Glory$25.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Got SoulPedal-steel virtuoso Robert Randolph returns with his new album, Got Soul. The album reaffirms that Randolph and his Family Band have truly evolved into one of the most exciting and innovative outfits in contemporary music. Got Soul takes stock of Randolph's past as a church musician as it pushes the band forward into new places. There is no shortage of originality on the album with songs that run the gamut from gospel numbers to deep, funky grooves to incendiary rock-and-soul jams. The hauntingly exquisite Heaven's Calling features Randolph on solo steel while guest vocalists Darius Rucker and Anthony Hamilton lend their golden voices to Love Do What It Do and She Got Soul respectively. I Thank You, the 60s Sam & Dave R&B smash, is completely re-imagined in the hands of the Family Band and Snarky Puppy's very on Cory Henry.1. Got Soul
2. She Got Soul
3. Love Do What It Do
4. Shake It
5. I Thank You
6. Heaven's Calling
7. Be the Change
8. Find a Way
9. I Want It
10. Travelin' Cheeba Man
12. Gonna Be All Right$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Stone Rollin'Stone Rollin' is the fifth studio album from Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter and record producer Raphael Saadiq. Known for defying the confines of working within one genre, this standard bearer for old school R&B returns with a new release that celebrates the classic sounds of 60s and 70s soul with a futuristic twist.
Featuring ten new tracks, Stone Rollin is the follow up to Saadiqs 2008 solo album The Way I See It, which boasted four Billboard R&B chart singles and was nominated for three Grammy Awards including Best R&B Album. Recorded at his studio complex the Blakeslee Recording Company in Los Angeles, Raphael Saadiq played bass, mellotron, keys, guitar, percussion and even drums on most of the tracks.
Opening with the stomping Heart Attack, the albums other standout cuts include the stunning Go To Hell, featuring his studio squad of musicians who are melodically complimented by an angelic choir, the evocative Dixieland number Day Dreams, featuring Robert Randolph who plays steel guitar on the track, and Just Dont, which includes a guest appearance from one of Saadiqs indie rock favorites Swedish-Japanese singer Yukimi Nagano (Little Dragon). Also making an appearance on that same song is one of Saadiqs idols Larry Dunn (Earth, Wind and Fire), who plays piano and contributes an epic Moog solo.1. Heart Attack
2. Go To Hell
4. Over You
5. Stone Rollin'
6. Day Dreams
7. Movin' Down The Line
8. Just Don't
9. Good Man
10. The Answer$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
How To Become ClairvoyantIncludes limited time digital download card
Double LP From the Legendary Songwriter/Guitarist and Creative Force Behind 'The Band'!
Legendary songwriter/guitarist and creative force behind The Band, Robbie Robertson has wrapped his first solo project since the acclaimed 1998 Contact From the Underworld of Red Boy. Robertson is aided by Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood along with contributions from Robert Randolph, Tom Morello, Trent Reznor, Rocco DeLuca & Angela McCluskey.1. Straight Down the Line
2. When the Night Was Young
3. He Don't Live Here No More
4. The Right Mistake
5. This Is Where I Get Off
6. Fear of Falling
7. She's Not Mine
8. Madame X
10. Won't Be Back
11. How To Become Clairvoyant
12. Tango For Django$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Do What Comes NaturallySome people call it a vibe and some people call it a groove. We call it boogie soul. It's the sound of HANDSOME JACK on their new album "Do What Comes Naturally". Produced by Zachary Gabbard of the BUFFALO KILLERS and featuring Bob Nave (of the legendary Lemon Pipers) on hammond organ, among others, the music of this album seamlessly flows through deep dark mid-tempo boogies, smoky upbeat burners, and soulful feel-good rockers all with a natural ease. HANDSOME JACK hails from Buffalo NY and began as a blues garage rock band. After high school they moved out of the garage and developed their sound into a natural soulful boogie mthat remains rooted in raw blues. They've shared the stage with The Sheepdogs, Blue Cheer, Gov't Mule, J. Geils, The Hold Steady, and Robert Randolph to name a few.1. Echoes
3. Between The Lines
4. Dead Tracks
5. Leave it All Behind
6. Right On
7. Dry Spell
8. Ropes and Chains
9. You and Me
10. Wasted Time$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Skin DeepBuddy Guy's new album, Skin Deep is his 10th Silvertone/Zomba studio release and it features all original material as well as collaborations with fellow guitar luminaries Eric Clapton, Robert Randolph, Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.
Elaborating on his inspiration for the album title and song Skin Deep, Guy touches upon a powerful series of personal memories and observations on the ways in which were all the same underneath it all. I used to play with this boy, ride horses, down close to where I was born, he says. Then when we were 13, his parents made us stop. They used to say you had black blood or white blood, but wed get a flashlight and hold it up to our skin and wed just see red blood. Thats what I mean by 'Skin Deep.'
In a career spanning more than 45 years, Buddy Guy continues to add to his ever-growing legacy. At the age of 72, he graced the cover of Rolling Stone, as part of the magazines recent '100 Greatest Guitar Songs' issue (his cataclysmic 1961 recording of Stone Crazy made the list) and he also turned in a show-stopping performance in Martin Scorseses Rolling Stones concert film, Shine A Light. Guy has won five Grammy Awards, 23 W.C. Handy 'wards (the most any one blues artist has received), a Congressional Medal of Arts and Billboard Magazine's prestigious The Century Award for 'distinguished artistic achievement. In 2005 Buddy Guy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by friends Eric Clapton and B.B. King.1. Best Damn Fool (Featuring Memphis Horns & Willie Mitchell)
2. Too Many Tears (Featuring Derek Trucks & Susan Tedeschi)
3. Lyin' Like A Dog
4. Show Me The Money
5. Everytime I Sing The Blues (Featuring Eric Clapton)
6. Out In The Woods (Featuring Robert Randolph)
7. Hammer And A Nail
8. That's My Home (Featuring Robert Randolph)
9. Skin Deep (Featuring Derek Trucks
10. Who's Gonna Fill Those Shoes (Featuring Quinn Sullivan)
11. Smell The Funk
12. I Found Happiness$29.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Automatic (Awaiting Repress)Automatic is diverse, refreshing and full of welcomed surprises. The boundary pushing album is a wide mix of genres, including rock, country, reggae, R&B, dub, island and 1980s sounding pop.The album features sixteen tracks, which feels really long-especially in these days of four-track EPs and iTunes singles. Similar to 2010s Timebomb, the album features continued collaboration with alt-rocker Lincoln Parish of Cage The Elephant. Along with members of Iration and JP Hesser of Castaway 7 Studios, Parish acted as a the album's co-producer.
Automatic starts off with the album's title track, which is a tribute to the band's dedicated fan base. The reggae-rock-dub tune is signature Iration and features a catchy chorus, along with an arrangement full of smooth baselines, keys and vocal affects. For longtime fans and reggae lovers, Automatic offers "One Way Track," "Go That Road," "Uptown" and "Mr. Operator." The latter is a roots reggae and R&B tune with an infectious chorus and hypnotizing layers of keys. "Go That Road" is a fun, country-reggae tune with a upbeat, catchy chorus, aptly-timed harmonies and relatable story.
Some of the album's strongest songs feature collaborator and co-producer Lincoln Parish. "Show Me" is a synthesized, 1980s-sounding dance tune with tempo changes and layered, echo-filled vocals. "Home" starts off with a country picking pattern and dust-bowl feel. The track then transitions into a bass heavy reggae-rock tune, before finishing with a alt-rock interlude/outro. The track is overflowing with sounds, which regrettably swallow-up the vocals during the song's chorus.
Finally, "Milk and Honey" is a reggae-funk-dance tune with shades of funk-soul phenom Robert Randolph. These songs might surprise some listeners and catch others completely off guard; however, these radio friendly tunes are a refreshing change from the often recycled sounds of the genre. The songs are welcomed editions to the album, and should help Iration expand to audiences outside the reggae-rock genre.
Automatic is hard to categorize. It's not really a reggae album or a rock album. And, it's not a pop album or R&B either. It's all the above. Automatic is an album for all listening moods. If you want some reggae, you got it; if you want to dance, you got it. If you want upbeat pop, you got that as well. The beauty of Iration's "all of the above" approach is that it is unique and refreshing, as well as unpredictable-which makes Automatic accessible to new fans while keeping the old ones satisfied.
- Kit Chalberg (The Pier)1. Automatic
2. Show Me
3. One Way Track
4. Back Around
5. Go That Road
7. This Old Song
9. Mr. Operator
12. Splintered Heart
13. High Flying
14. Milk and Honey
16. No Time$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
BonesOn The Delta Saints' new album, Bones, their first for Loud & Proud Records, the Nashville-based band have stripped their roots/blues sound down to its essence, having rearranged the elements into something uniquely their own. Steeped in rock 'n' roll's building blocks - country, R&B, soul and gospel - The Delta Saints' second full-length effort explores influences like Jack White, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Band of Horses and Led Zeppelin. Producer/engineer/mixer and Third Man Records alum, Eddie Spear [Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young] provided a ghostly, psychedelic atmosphere at Nashville's Sputnik Sound studios, yielding a sound unlike anything they have created before.
"We got to the point where what we were recording and playing had veered from what we were listening to and loving on our turntables, which can lead to discontent," said Louisiana-born singer/lyricist Ben Ringel, who co-founded the band almost eight years ago with fellow Belmont University student, Kansas native bassist David Supica. Soon after, they were joined by Tennessee-bred guitarist Dylan Fitch and later, after a health scare with the band's former harmonica player, enlisted Louisville resident and keyboardist, Nate Kremer, who was added to the lineup only two weeks before a two month long European tour.
Taking a novel approach of writing songs spontaneously in the studio, The Delta Saints were challenged to create in the moment and as a result, Bones is their most adventurous effort yet. The album is a collection of eclectic songs, beginning with The White Stripes-meets-Led Zeppelin fuzz-toned garage-rock blast of "Sometimes I Worry." The spare, spooky strains of "Butte la Rose" tell the band's tale of a Louisiana town purposely flooded and displaced five years ago to save New Orleans. The Grapes of Wrath drama of "Dust," based on Ringel's grandfather, an East Kansas farmer, builds to a primal wail at nature with a stunning coda in which Dylan Fitch's guitar drops out and Kremer's B3 organ provides the climax. The title track, "Bones" features hoodoo organ riffs and African-influenced trance music, which came from listening to the Sahara desert African groove of Niger's Tuareg guitarist Omara "Bombino" Moctar and Mali's Tinariwen. The grindhouse honky-tonk chain gang chants of "Heavy Hammer" celebrates the work ethic in no uncertain terms, a call for unity in the wake of Ringel's frustration about getting stuck in the rat race and feeling trapped by some of life's mundane tasks. "Berlin," the first song they recorded after adding Nate on keys, started out as an instrumental penned in the title city while on tour. It eventually metamorphosed into a country twang intro and a prog-rock jam. Bones is a complete work veering between despair and apocalyptic dread.
"We're trying to push ourselves forward to do something more modern, but at the same time incorporating where we come from," explained Ringel.
"It was incredible to be able to write a song on the spot and immediately hear what it sounded like," added Supica. "It was a great way to capture the magic right when you come up with an idea, preserving that raw element. We were used to playing a song for months on the road before we recorded it. Still, on the flip side, it was absolutely terrifying to sit in the studio watching the clock tick and waiting for a song to come out. That's where (producer) Ed Spear came into play; he was so good at keeping us pointed in the right direction."
"This record was made out of both necessity and desire. We needed to be fulfilled and surprised by music again, and we also needed to fulfill that love of writing and recording again."
The Delta Saints have independently released two EPs (2010's Pray On and A Bird Called Angola), a full-length album (2012's Death Letter Jubilee) and a live disc (2014's Live at Exit/In). They have spent the last eight years touring the US averaging almost 200 shows per year, organically growing their audience, fan by fan, city by city. Major appearances include several festivals including Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Harvest, The Ride, Summerfest and The Simple Man Cruise. A testament to their mixed appeal, they have opened for such diverse acts as Blackberry Smoke, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, Taj Mahal, Dickey Betts and Michael Franti & Spearhead.
The Delta Saints have also have a large international fan base having toured Europe a total of six times, selling out countless venues and playing more than 200 shows in Spain, Sweden, France, Switzerland and Germany, as well as several festivals in Holland (Moulin Blues, Ribs and Blues), Belgium (Gevarenwinkel) and Germany (Grolsch Blues Fest).
With all that they've accomplished as a hard-working group on their own, The Delta Saints have earned their graduation to industry veteran Tom Lipsky's Loud & Proud Records (which has been the home of Rush, Lynyrd Skynyrd, KISS, Robert Plant, Rob Zombie, Lenny Kravitz and The String Cheese Incident, among others).
"Don't look so tired, my dear," sings Ringel in Bones' closing track, "Berlin," echoing the band's progress. "We may be bruised, but the day is almost here."
"It's hard to see progress when you're in the middle of things," said Supica about The Delta Saints' ambitions. "We try to take stock every six months or so and look back from where we've come, from eating at McDonald's and sleeping on people's floors to staying at a Motel 6 and graduating to La Quinta. We mark our success by the hotel chain where we're staying. When we get to Marriott, we know we've made it."
Bones proves The Delta Saints are well on their way to making that reservation.$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Heavy Blues (Out Of Stock)Get ready for some Heavy Blues, from The Guess Who and BTO founder Randy Bachman and his new power Blues-Rock trio BACHMAN. The force behind "Takin' Care of Business", "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet, and "American Woman", Heavy Blues draws from Randy Bachman's love of classic 60s Blues-Rock and he emerges with a blistering collection of BACHMAN originals.
Guest soloists include: Neil Young, Joe Bonamassa, Robert Randolph, Peter Frampton, Luke Doucet, and the late Jeff Healey.1. The Edge
2. Ton Of Bricks feat. Scott Holiday
3. Bad Child feat. Joe Bonamassa
4. Little Girl Lost feat. Neil Young
5. Learn To Fly
6. Oh My Lord feat. Robert Randolph
7. Confessin' To The Devil feat. Jeff Healey
8. Heavy Blues feat. Peter Frampton
9. Wild Texas Ride
10. We Need To Talk$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock