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  • Sam Cooke - Singles Collection Sam Cooke - Singles Collection Quick View

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    Sam Cooke - Singles Collection

    Sam Cooke is regarded as one of the handful of artists who single-handedly created the soul music genre. Having cut his teeth on the gospel circuit Sam eventually went solo and never looked back, scoring hit after hit with songs such as 'You Send Me' and 'Twistin The Night Away'. So whether you're 'Only Sixteen' or a lot older, sit back and bask in the 'Wonderful World' of Sam Cooke.
    LP1
    1. Wonderful World
    2. Chain Gang
    3. Win Your Love For Me
    4. There, I've Said It Again
    5. Love You Most Of All
    6. One Hour Ahead Of The Posse
    7. Blue Moon
    8. You Understand Me
    9. Summertime (Part 1)
    10. Twistin' The Night Away
    11. For Sentimental Reasons
    12. That's It, I Quit, I'm Movin' On
    13. Lonely Island
    14. Farewell My Darling
    15. Only Sixteen
    16. Desire Me
    17. I Need You Now
    18. Nothing Can Change This Love


    LP2
    1. Everybody Loves To Cha Cha
    2. Cupid
    3. Teenage Sonata
    4. It's All Right
    5. If You Were The Only Girl
    6. I Fall In Love Every Day
    7. Happy In Love
    8. (Don't Fight It) Feel It
    9. Bring It On Home To Me
    10. Having A Party
    11. Sad Mood
    12. Forever
    13. Love Me
    14. One More Time
    15. I'll Come Running Back To You
    16. You Were Made For Me
    17. You Send Me

    Sam Cooke
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  • Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Quick View

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    Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964

    From Sam Cooke's teenage debut as a full fledged member of the legendary Soul Stirrers in 1951 through his career as a rhythm and blues phenomenon
    thanks to the recordings for which he is acknowledged as the progenitor of soul music. His hit songs, most of which he wrote, went on to become pop
    standards, enduring to this day. Sam Cooke's amazing body of work is encapsulated in Sam Cooke: Portrait of A Legend 1951-1964, the ultimate Sam
    Cooke greatest hits package.
    LP 1
    1. Touch The Hem Of His Garment
    2. Lovable
    3. You Send Me
    4. Only Sixteen
    5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    6. Just For You
    7. Win Your Love For Me
    8. Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
    9. I'll Come Running Back To You
    10. Nothing Can Change This Love
    11. Sugar Dumpling
    12. (Ain't That) Good News
    13. Meet Me At Mary's Place
    14. Twistin' The Night Away
    15. Shake
    16. Tennessee Waltz


    LP 2
    1. I'll Come Running Back To You
    2. Nothing Can Change This Love
    3. Sugar Dumpling
    4. (Ain't That) Good News
    5. Meet Me At Mary's Place
    6. Twistin' The Night Away
    7. Shake
    8. Tennessee Waltz
    9. Another Saturday Night
    10. Good Times
    11. Having A Party
    12. That's Where It's At
    13. A Change Is Gonna Come
    14. Jesus Gave Me Water
    15. Soul (Hidden Track)

    Sam Cooke
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  • Night Beat Night Beat Quick View

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    Night Beat

    Import

    Clearly Sam Cooke's most intimate, most soulful and ultimately most realized recordings. 1963's Night Beat has the feel of a private performance captured after hours when the audience had gone home and the singer was singing purely for the love and soul of his songs. From spiritual tracks to bluesy ballads to gospel classics, Cooke makes each cut his own here which in turn makes for a warm collection that's easy to connect with.

    1. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
    2. Lost and Lookin'
    3. Mean Old World
    4. Please Don't Drive Me Away
    5. I Lost Everything
    6. Get Yourself a Another Fool
    7. Little Red Rooster
    8. Laughin' and Clownin'
    9. Trouble Blues
    10. You Gotta Move
    11. Fool's Paradise
    12. Shake Rattle and Roll
    Sam Cooke
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  • One Night Stand: Live At Harlem Square One Night Stand: Live At Harlem Square Quick View

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    One Night Stand: Live At Harlem Square

    Limited Edition Audiophile Pressing


    Mastered From The Original Tapes And Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio.


    180-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Housed In An Old-style Tip-on Jacket.


    One Night Stand: Live at the Harlem Square is the second live album by the American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. The album was originally released in June 1985 in the United States by RCA Records. Initially recorded in 1963 to be released as a live album entitled One Night Stand, the concert at the Harlem Square club (in Miami's historically African American neighborhood of Overtown) was not released until 1985. RCA Victor, at the time, viewed the album as too gritty and raw and possibly damaging to his pop image, and quietly kept the recordings in their archive.


    The album is generally considered among the best live albums by contemporary music critics, and has been ranked in best-of music lists, including on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    *Album art subject to change.

    1. Soul Twist/Introduction
    2. Feel It (Don't Fight It)
    3. Chain Gang
    4. Cupid
    5. Medley: It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
    6. Twistin' The Night Away
    7. Somebody Have Mercy
    8. Bring It On Home To Me
    9. Nothing Can Change This Love
    10. Having A Party
    Sam Cooke
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  • Face Your Fear Face Your Fear Quick View

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    Face Your Fear

    CURTIS HARDING could best be described as a student
    of the gritty, sweat-dripping, hip-swinging blues that
    wafted through the air of the American sixties. The offspring
    of a mother who sang gospel, and a retired veteran,
    he traveled all over the country as a child, singing
    alongside his parents, learning that music was in fact the
    great communicator, and that the key was not just in how
    pretty the notes were, but how if you were honest in what
    you were singing, you could stir a person on the inside.
    This is what Otis Redding knew. What Sam Cooke, and
    Bo Diddley, and B. B. King knew. That somehow there
    was a way to take your experiences, your pain and joy,
    and give them melody, cause them to live and breathe
    and massage the hearts and minds of all those who hear.
    That is what CURTIS HARDING does on his new album,
    Face Your Fear. He figures out how to tap into the old
    soul man of the past without mimicking or bastardizing
    it, but instead evoking the spirit of the true Soul music of
    yesterday, meshed with the realities of now. With a little
    production help from his friends Sam Cohen and Danger
    Mouse, CURTIS HARDING has put together a collection
    of tunes that NME described as "soul-meets-garage pop
    perfection."
    1. Wednesday Morning Atonement
    2. Face Your Fear
    3. On And On
    4. Go As You Are
    5. Till The End
    6. Need Your Love
    7. Dream Girl
    8. Welcome To My World
    9. Ghost Of You
    10. Need My Baby
    11. As I Am
    Curtis Harding
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  • Twistin' The Night Away Twistin' The Night Away Quick View

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    Twistin' The Night Away

    'Twistin' the Night Away' was one of Cooke's more successful LP's, only his second ever to chart, and from here on, all of his albums would sell in serious numbers. 'Twistin' the Night Away' remains one of Cooke's most accessible records, despite the fact that it was a twist album. Around them, the singer is at his most soulful, exciting, and passionate, on the bluesy Somebody Have Mercy; the romantic lament Somebody's Gonna Miss Me; the achingly beautiful, yearning A Whole Lot of Woman; and the soaring Soothe Me (with Lou Rawls). One of the great dance albums of its period, but a brilliant soul album as well, which is why it holds up 50 years later.


    This is the remastered version of a record that's been out of print for a (too) long time!

    1.  Twistin' The Night Away

    2.  Sugar Dumpling

    3.  Twistin' In The Kitchen With Dinah

    4.  Somebody's Gonna Miss Me

    5.  A Whole Lotta Woman

    6.  The Twist


    1.  Twistin' In The Old Town Tonight

    2.  Movin' And A'Groovin'

    3.  Camptown Twist

    4.  Somebody Have Mercy

    5.  Soothe Me

    6.  That's It - I Quit - I'm Movin' On

    Sam Cooke
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live At The Harlem Square Club Live At The Harlem Square Club Quick View

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    Live At The Harlem Square Club

    Ranked 443/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import

    Remastered


    Live at the Harlem Square Club is a classic live album by soul singer Sam Cooke, backed by
    King Curtis, Clifton White and Cornell Dupree to name a few. Although recorded in 1963, the LP
    first saw the light in 1985. Live at the Harlem Square Club easily stands the test of time next
    to albums such as James Browns Live at the Apollo or Jackie Wilsons Live at the Copa.


    This 180 grams audiophile edition contains the most recent remastered audio version (2005)
    for the first time on vinyl ever!

    Side A


    1 Soul Twist/Introduction
    2 Feel It (Don't Fight It)
    3 Chain Gang
    4 Cupid
    5 It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
    6 Twistin' The Night Away


    Side B


    1 Somebody Have Mercy
    2 Bring It On Home To Me
    3 Nothing Can Change This Love
    4 Having A Party

    Sam Cooke
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  • Night Beat Night Beat Quick View

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    Night Beat

    Clearly Sam Cooke's most intimate, most soulful and ultimately most real recording. This one has the feel of a private performance captured after hours when the audience had gone home and the singer was singing purely for the love of his songs. The performance put forth is simply straight from Cooke's soul. His selection of songs include spiritual, bluesy ballads and gospel classics. Cooke owns these songs, making each interpretation all his own. This is warm music that's easy to connect with. Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound from the original three-track masters.


    Originally released in 1963.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen

    2. Lost and Lookin'

    3. Mean Old World

    4. Please Don't Drive Me Away

    5. I Lost Everything

    6. Get Yourself a Another Fool

    7. Little Red Rooster

    8. Laughin' and Clownin'

    9. Trouble Blues

    10. You Gotta Move

    11. Fool's Paradise

    12. Shake Rattle and Roll
    Sam Cooke
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  • Pain In My Heart Pain In My Heart Quick View

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    Pain In My Heart

    This album works on so many different levels, that it's essential listening for at least three categories of buyer -- fans of Otis Redding and Stax Records (natch), and more general soul listeners, and also anyone serious about their devotion to the work of the Rolling Stones and any other British invasion bands that covered American soul. Pain In My Heart was practically a road map to Mick Jagger and any number of other would-be white soul shouters in the UK, not just on the title track but also numbers like the hard rocking Hey Hey Baby. For someone only 22 years old at the time of these sessions, and just two years past his first 45 rpm record, Redding exudes astonishing power, energy and boldness, though it's all packaged with greater restraint than his subsequent records did. This was the only LP that Redding recorded during the lifetime of his idol, Sam Cooke, and his version of You Send Me is the least stylized of any of his renditions of Cooke's songs -- later on, after Cooke's death, he would throw more of himself into it. The very fact that he was covering Cooke's soul classic shows an essential difference between Redding's and Cooke's early LPs; as Redding was on a soul label, no one tried to make him into a pop singer as that'd done at RCA with Cooke -- thus, he was running on all cylinders right out of the starting gate, though he wouldn't get really interesting or show his full depth until two albums later. But even covering Rufus Thomas's The Dog, Richard Berry's Louie Louie, Little Richard's Lucille, or Ben E. King's Stand By Me, he's already doing 70% of what we came to expect from Otis Redding in the years ahead -- his writing, apart from Security, These Arms Of Mine and That's What My Heart Needs, was still somewhat less than memorable, but this is still a first-rate debut.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Pain In My Heart
    2. The Dog
    3. Stand By Me
    4. Heh Heh Baby
    5. You Send Me
    6. I Need Your Lovin'
    7. These Arms Of Mine
    8. Louie Louie
    9. Something Is Worrying Me
    10. Security
    11. That's What My Heart Needs
    12. Lucille
    Otis Redding
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  • Hit Kit Hit Kit Quick View

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    Hit Kit

    On Audiophile Clear Vinyl


    Some smoking uptempo tunes, wailing ballads, and even interesting pop and novelty material. Sam Cooke was at his commercial peak in the early '60s.

    - Ron Wynn (All Music)

    1. Only Sixteen
    2. All of My Life
    3. Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha
    4. Blue Moon
    5. Win Your Love For Me
    6. Lonely Island
    7. You Send Me
    8. Love You Most of All
    9. For Sentimental Reasons
    10. Little Things You Do
    11. Let's Go Steady Again

    12. You Were Made for Me
    Sam Cooke
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  • Mr. Soul Mr. Soul Quick View

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    Mr. Soul

    Sam Cooke, inventor and true King of Soul, recorded 'Mr. Soul' in the same year as 'Night Beat', and seems to be its more adult counterpart, with soulful ballads taking up most of the album.


    A laidback tempo and rich arrangements lay the foundation over which Sam's somewhat melancholy voice floats, creating an uplifting spirit that can mend anyone's broken heart. With standards such as 'Willow Weep For Me', 'I Wish You Love', and For Sentimental Reasons', Cooke shows a quiet emotive side of himself without losing his keen sense of melody, using the strength of his voice without overpowering the listener.


    Had Sam Cooke lived longer, we might have had more music of this rare quality.


    As it stands, we must make do with the treasures he left behind. And now, for the first time in over thirty years, Music On Vinyl is re-issuing 'Mr. Soul' on 180 grams audiophile vinyl with remastered audio.

    1. I Wish You Love
    2. Willow Weep For Me
    3. Chains Of Love
    4. Smoke Rings
    5. All The Way
    6. Send Me Some Lovin'
    7. Cry Me A RIver
    8. Driftin' Blues
    9. For Sentimental Reasons
    10. Nothing Can Change This Love
    11. Little Girl
    12. These Foolish Things
    Sam Cooke
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  • Encore Encore Quick View

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    Encore

    One big record hit after another demonstrated that here was a singer with something to say that had not been said before. Each succeeding hit induced greater demands for appearances in the nation's top supper clubs and with each club performance came a clamor for a 'Sam Cooke Encore.' --original liner notes
    Oh! Look at Me Now
    Someday
    Along the Navajo Trail
    Running Wild
    Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive
    Mary, Mary Lou
    When I Fall in Love
    I Cover the Waterfront
    My Foolish Heart
    Today I Sing the Blues
    The Gypsy
    It's the Talk of the Town
    Sam Cooke
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  • Mr. Soul Mr. Soul Quick View

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    Mr. Soul

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    Mastered From The Original Tapes And Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    180-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At RTI


    Housed In An Old-style Tip-on Jacket


    Mr. Soul is the eleventh studio album by American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. Produced by Hugo & Luigi, the album was originally released in February 1963 in the United States by RCA Victor.


    *Album art subject to change.

    1. I Wish You Love
    2. Willow Weep For Me
    3. Chains Of Love
    4. Smoke Rings
    5. All The Way
    6. Send Me Some Lovin'
    7. Cry Me A River
    8. Driftin' Blues
    9. For Sentimental Reasons
    10. Nothing Can Change This Love
    11. Little Girl
    12. These Foolish Things
    Sam Cooke
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  • Songs By Sam Cooke Songs By Sam Cooke Quick View

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    Songs By Sam Cooke

    On Audiophile Clear Vinyl


    Reissue of this classic Sam Cooke album.

    1. You Send Me
    2. The Lonesome Road
    3. Tammy
    4. Ol' Man River
    5. Moonlight In Vermont

    6. Canadian Sunset
    7. Summertime
    8. Around The World
    9. Ain't Misbehavin'
    10. The Bells Of St. Mary's
    11. So Long
    12. Danny Boy
    13. That Lucky Old Sun
    Sam Cooke
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  • Sings Soul Ballads Sings Soul Ballads Quick View

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    Sings Soul Ballads

    Released in 1965, Otis Redding's second album Sings Soul Ballads features a ne choice of sweet and tender songs. Backed up by the STAX house band consisting of such soul greats as Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, and Al Jackson Jr., Redding delivers the goods with impressive style. His renditions of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" and Chuck Willis' "It's Too Late" can be seen as improved versions of the originals. Biggest hit on the album proved to be "Mr. Pitiful", a nickname given to Redding by a local Memphis radio DJ.
    1. That's How Strong My Love Is
    2. Chained And Bound
    3. Woman, Lover, A Friend
    4. Your One And Only Man
    5. Nothing Can Change This Love
    6. It's Too Late
    7. For Your Precious Love
    8. I Want To Thank You
    9. Come To Me
    10. Home In Your Heart
    11. Keep Your Arms Around Me
    12. Mr. Pitiful
    Otis Redding
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  • Aretha's Gold Aretha's Gold Quick View

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    Aretha's Gold


    Astonishing Collection of The Queen of Soul's Greatest Songs for Atlantic Records: Aretha's Gold Includes Nine Top Ten Hits: Respect, Chain of Fools, and Think Among Them


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed at RTI: Breathtaking Sonics on Mobile Fidelity 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold Get to the Heart of Franklin's Range, Emotions, Expressiveness


    Aretha Franklin made her Hall of Fame reputation at Atlantic Records between 1967-1968. This astonishing two-year period witnessed the singer score nine Top 10 hits and define soul music, a era chronicled on Aretha's Gold. Pairing with producer Jerry Wexler and a flawless Muscle Shoals studio band, Franklin unleashed bolder sides of her artistry kept under wraps during her tenure at Columbia. The rest is history - a history that, until now, has never been in heard in true audiophile sound. And if there's any voice you want to experience to the most realistic extent, it's that of the vocalist Rolling Stone crowned the Greatest Singer of All Time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 45RPM 2LP of Aretha's Gold presents Franklin's most seminal early Atlantic songs with reference-standard sonics. Finally, hear the full range of the Queen of Soul's depth, reach, and expressiveness. Complementing her timeless classics with tremendous dynamics, restored balances, and stunning clarity, this collectible analog set sheds new light on Franklin's power and technique, honesty and confidence, enunciation and directness.


    Hear why Franklin is even better than you likely think or remember. You just haven't been able to hear the Detroit native on a format that mirrors exactly what went down in the studios when she recorded songs that, to this day, remain the bar by which all other singers are measured. The same goes for Franklin's backing band, known as the Swampers, whose instrumental savvy, feel, and textures are so unique, the group is credited with creating its own style: The Muscle Shoals Sound. On this vinyl edition of Aretha's Gold, experience every picked guitar note, brushed snare, and fluid bass line. Seldom has a band and vocalist ever made a more formidable, memorable, and emotional combination.


    The evidence plays out across these 14 songs, each a soul landmark, each unforgettable thanks to Franklin's impassioned performances and empowering attitude. The Sweet Impressions (Franklin's backing vocalists) and sweeping string arrangements bolster the foundation, but the material belongs to Franklin. A veritable hit parade, the track listing on Aretha's Gold reads like a dictionary of soul.


    I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Loved You), Respect, (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby), Think, The House That Jack Built, I Say a Little Prayer, Baby I Love You: All Top 10 hits. Plus five more tunes, including a riveting cover of Sam Cooke's You Send Me, that charted.


    You know the songs by heart. You know the voice by memory. But you've never quite known them so intimately. Aretha's Gold on Mobile Fidelity gives the Queen the royal treatment she deserves.


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    1. I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
    2. Do Right Woman-Do Right Man
    3. Respect
    4. Dr. Feelgood
    5. Baby, I Love You
    6. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    7. Chain of Fools
    8. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    9. Ain't No Way
    10. Think
    11. You Send Me
    12. The House That Jack Built
    13. I Say a Little Prayer
    14. See Saw
    Aretha Franklin
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    Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke

    The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke is the fifth studio album by the legendary American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. One of the records originally released on Keen, in this album we find Sam combining the best of his talents on 12 selections that run the gamut of musical forms and styles: from the popular ballad and uptempo top 40 type of song to the heartfelt spiritual and blues.


    Needless to say, The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke would not be complete without the inclusion of his popular hit recording of 'Wonderful World.' --from the original liner notes.

    1. Wonderful World
    2. Desire Me
    3. Summertime
    4. Almost In Your Arms
    5. That's Heaven To Me
    6. No One
    7. With You
    8. Blue Moon
    9. Stealing Kisses
    10. You Were Made For Me
    11. There I've Said It Again
    12. I Thank God
    Sam Cooke
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    It's Too Late To Stop Now

    Though he's released several fine live recordings over the course of his career, It's Too Late To Stop Now is the definitive live Van Morrison album. Van is backed here by a loose-but-funky, horn-driven band and the generous set list reaches as far back as his days with Them and continues up through his 1973 release Hard Nose Highway. Featured here are Van's wonderful re-interpretations of Muddy Waters (I Just Want To Make Love To You), Sonny Boy Williamson (Help Me) and Sam Cooke (Bring It On Home To Me) along with stunning versions of his classics Domino and Into The Mystic among others. An exceptional live document!
    LP 1
    1. Ain't Nothin' You Can Do (Live)
    2. Warm Love (Live)
    3. Into the Mystic (Live)
    4. These Dreams of You (Live)
    5. I Believe to My Soul (Live)
    6. I've Been Working (Live)
    7. Help Me (Live)
    8. Wild Children (Live)
    9. Domino (Live)
    10. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Live)


    LP 2
    1. Bring It on Home to Me (Live)
    2. Saint Dominic's Preview (Live)
    3. Take Your Hand Out of My Pocket (Live)
    4. Listen to the Lion (Live)
    5. Here Comes the Night (Live)
    6. Gloria (Live)
    7. Caravan (Live)
    8. Cyrpess Avenue (Live)

    Van Morrison
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  • Otis Blue Otis Blue Quick View

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    Otis Blue

    Ranked 74/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Remastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Analog Tapes


    200-Gram 45 RPM Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings!


    Tip-On Gatefold Jacket From Stoughton Printing


    Otis Redding's third album presents his talent unfettered, his direction clear and his confidence emboldened, with fully half the songs representing a reach that extended his musical grasp. More than a quarter of this album is given over to Redding's version of songs by Sam Cooke, his idol, who had died the previous December.


    Otis Redding Sings Soul is considered by many critics to be Redding's first great album. Recorded in April and July of 1965, it was released September 15th of that same year. The styles of Cooke and Redding couldn't have been more different; Cooke smooth and sure, Redding raw and pleading. But Redding's versions of Shake and A Change Is Gonna Come show how Cooke's sound and message helped shape Redding's Southern soul sound. Redding's singing reaches a new level of expressiveness with this as well as with covers of B.B. King's Rock Me Baby and the Motown hit My Girl.


    This great album receives the full Analogue Productions reissue treatment here, starting with Kevin Gray's remaster from the original analogue tapes. Then we back that up with 200-gram plating and pressing on super-silent vinyl by our own Quality Record Pressings. Finally it's all housed in a tip-on gatefold jacket from Stoughton Printing. Deluxe all the way; you'll be estatic with the results!


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    1. Ole Man Trouble

    2. Respect
    3. Change Gonna Come
    4. Down In The Valley
    5. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    6. Shake
    7. My Girl
    8. Wonderful World
    9. Rock Me Baby
    10. Satisfaction
    11. You Don't Miss Your Water
    Otis Redding
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    Al Green Gets Next To You (Pure Pleasure)

    After the shaky start of Green Is Blues, Al Green and producer Willie Mitchell established their classic sound with Green's second album, Gets Next to You. The main difference is in the rhythm section. Abandoning the gritty syncopations of deep Southern soul, the Hi Rhythm Section plays it slow and seductive, working a sultry, steady pulse that Green exploits with his remarkable voice. Alternating between Sam Cooke's croon and Otis Redding's shout, Green develops his own distinctive style, and Gets Next To You only touches the surface of its depth. Although the album is filled with wonderful moments, few are as astonishing as Green and Mitchell's reinterpretation of the Temptations' I Can't Get Next to You, which turns the original inside out.



    Musicians:



    • Al Green (vocal)

    • Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Ed Logan (tenor saxophone)

    • James Mitchell (bassoon)

    • Jack Hale (trombone)

    • Charles Hodges (keyboards)

    • Mabon Teenie Hodges (guitar)

    • Leroy Hodges (bass)

    • Al Jackson (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.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. I Can't Get Next To You
    2. Are You Lonely for Me, Baby
    3. God Is Standing By
    4. Tired of Being Alone
    5. I'm a Ram
    6. Driving Wheel
    7. Light My Fire
    8. You Say It
    9. Right Now, Right Now
    10. All Because
    Al Green
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Rockin' Chair Album

    Howlin' Wolf is the third studio album from Chicago blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player Howlin' Wolf. It is a collection of six singles previously released by the Chess label from 1960 through 1962. Because of the illustration on its sleeve, the album is often called The Rockin' Chair Album, which was eventually adopted on subsequent pressings.


    The album has had quite some influence on later musicians. In 1966, fellow Chess artist Koko Taylor recorded a cover version of "Wang Dang Doodle" which reached #4 on the Billboard's R&B Charts and became a minor crossover hit. Earlier in 1963 Sam Cooke released a single of "Little Red Rooster" making #7 on the R&B Singles chart and #11 on the Hot 100. In 1969 the songs "Shake for Me" and "Back Door Man" were used in the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love".

    1. Shake For Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang-Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down In The Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' For My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
    $42.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    I Learned The Hard Way

    Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings are already well known as one of the most exciting acts in the nation for both their explosive live shows and their prolific output of gritty studio recordings. I Learned The Hardway is their fourth full-length release on Brooklyn's independent Daptone Records and it marks a bold step forward for a band who almost single handedly stewarded today's return of soul music to its more traditional sound.


    Produced by Bosco Mann and recorded on an Ampex eight-track tape machine by Gabriel Roth in Daptone Records' House of Soul studios, the record drips with a warmth and spontaneity rarely found since the golden days of Muscle Shoals and Stax. Sharon's raw power, rhythmic swagger, moaning soulfulness and melodic command set her fi rmly alongside Tina Turner, James Brown, Mavis Staples, and Aretha as a fi xture in the canon of soul music. From the lush Philly-Soul fanfare that ushers in The Game Gets Old at the top of the record, to the stripped down Sam Cooke-style Mama Don't Like My Man at the tail, the Dap-Kings groove seamlessly through both the most crafted and simple arrangements with subtlety and discipline. I Learned the Hard Way is the Daptone Sound at its fi nest.

    1. The Game Gets Old

    2. I Learned the Hard Way

    3. Better Things

    4. Give It Back

    5. Money
    6. The Reason

    7. Window Shopping

    8. She Ain't a Child No More

    9. I'll Still Be True
    10. Without a Heart

    11. If You Call

    12. Mama Don't Like My Man
    Sharon Jones
    $15.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Smiler

    Now releasing on 180g vinyl, this 1974 album hit #14 on the charts. Contains a Sam Cooke medley, "Bring It On Home to Me/You Send Me" , plus "Mine for Me" (written by Paul McCartney); "Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller"; "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man" and eight more songs.
    1. Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller
    2. Lochinvar
    3. Farewell
    4. Sailor
    5. Bring It On Home To Me / You Send Me
    6. Let Me Be Your Car (with Elton John)
    7. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Man
    8. Dixie Toot
    9. Hard Road
    10. I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face
    11. Girl from the North Country
    12. Mine For Me
    Rod Stewart
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965)

    Jesus Rocked the Jukebox offers a spirited celebration of some of the most foundational songs in American musical history, tracing the evolution of the modern Soul, R&B, and Rock n' Roll genres via the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama, The Swan Silvertones, The Staple Singers, Sam Cooke, and The Chosen Gospel Singers featuring LouRawls.
    LP 1
    1. People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing
    2. Jesus Gave Me Water

    3. Uncloudy Day

    4. Where Shall I Go

    5. I Am So Glad

    6. I Dreamed That Heaven Was Like This
    7. Oh Sinner


    LP 2
    1. God Has Not Promised
    2. Let Jesus Lead You

    3. Let Me Ride

    4. Sinner Man

    5. Ananais

    6. Wade In the Water


    LP 3
    1. Just Another Day
    2. The Way Up The Hill
    3. Living For My Jesus

    4. Pray On

    5. Sinner's Crossroads
    6. This May Be The Last Time
    7. It's in My Heart

    Various Artists
    $49.99
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