- Lowest Price
- Highest Price
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
Santana IVSantana IV is the wildly anticipated studio album that reunites the revered early '70s lineup of guitar icon Carlos Santana (guitar, vocals), Gregg Rolie (keyboards, lead vocals), Neal Schon (guitar, vocals), Michael Carabello (percussion) and Michael Shrieve (drums). The album signifies the first time in 45 years - since 1971's multi-platinum classic Santana III - that the quintet has recorded together.
Santana IV features 16 all-new tracks written and produced by the band that burst with the same unparalleled energy and superlative musicianship that made Santana a pioneering force in world music and a household name across the globe. Joining the core Santana IV band in the studio are current Santana members Karl Perazzo (percussion) and Benny Rietveld (bass), with the legendary vocalist Ronald Isley guesting on two cuts.
The origins for the reunion go back several years, when Schon suggested that he and Carlos Santana record together. Santana liked the idea but went one better, proposing that they recruit Rolie, Shrieve and Carabello for what would be called Santana IV. After initial writing sessions and rehearsals took place in 2013, the group recorded throughout 2014 and 2015, amassing 16 spellbinding tracks that combined all their signature elements - Afro-Latin rhythms, soaring vocals, electrifying blues-psychedelic guitar solos, and irrepressibly jubilant percussion work - with widescreen hooks and melodies that will lodge themselves in the thicket of listeners' senses and stay there.
It was magical, Santana says. We didn't have to try to force the vibe - it was immense. >From there, we then needed to come up with a balance of songs and jams that people would immediately identify as Santana.
The band's signature sound arrives forcefully on the album opener Yambu, a righteously gritty and soulful stomper teeming with swirling B3 organ hooks and walloping guitar crunch.
The first single, Anywhere You Want to Go, is destined to storm the pantheon of Santana classics. Written by Gregg Rolie, it's a sexy, body-shaking winner and an unmistakable tip of the hat to the inescapable cha-cha/Latin jazz charms of Oye Como Va.
Ronald Isley (The Isley Brothers) is a special guest on two tracks. His vocals highlight the feverishly impassioned Latin-rock workout Love Makes the World Go Round and the hard-edged and funky Freedom in Your Mind. Guitar fans expecting fireworks from Santana and Schon will cherish Santana IV from front to back. All Aboard is a no-holds-barred guitar jam of the highest order, as is the slinky, soulful metal cruncher Caminando, which explodes with tectonic axe force. And on the unabashedly British blues-tinged Shake It, the two go toe to toe on not one but two extended solo runs that will have lovers of unhinged fretboard work rejoicing.
Carlos and I feel more connected than ever, says Schon. We get super-aggressive when we play, but also melodic and poetic. We have an incredible dialog with each other on our guitars.
Santana's recurring themes of love and tolerance are common threads throughout Santana IV, most dramatically on the epic tone poem album closer Forgiveness, a languid and breathtakingly gorgeous atmospheric groover.
Music fans familiar with the roaring lion artwork on Santana's 1969 debut album will instantly greet Heather Griffin-Vine's graphic for Santana IV as a gloriously realized update of that iconic image. I really think the music goes along with the cover, and vice versa, says Santana. It all fits together beautifully.
Few bands can pick up a musical dialog after 45 years apart, but on Santana IV each band member reaches a new level of virtuosity and communal intuition on a collection of songs that easily stands side-by-side with the group's treasured early work.
When you can go back and break new ground with joy and determination - and some whoop-ass energy - it gets you going, says Santana. I think we achieved something very rare. This music was screaming to come out of us. It wasn't about nostalgia. It was about passion.1. Yambu
2. Shake It
3. Anywhere You Want To Go
4. Fillmore East
5. Love Makes The World Go Round (Feat: Ronald Isley)
6. Freedom In Your Mind (Feat: Ronald Isley)
7. Choo Choo
8. All Aboard
11. Blues Magic
13. Leave Me Alone
14. You And I
15. Come as You Are
16. Forgiveness$29.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SantanaNumbered, Limited Edition
Deluxe 45RPM Version Features Extra-Wide Grooves: Richest, Most Dynamic and Realistic Sound of Any Version
Lyrical, Splendorous, Rapturous, Psychedelic, and Bluesy Debut Set a New Musical Standard: Experience This Paradigm the Way the Artist Intended
Ranked #149 on Rolling Stone's List of the Greatest Albums of All Time
Santana's self-titled debut album announces the arrival of a new Guitar God. Made during the legendary bandleader's most fruitful and creative period, the classic 1969 set functions as an accessible entry point into the tangy worlds of Latin music by way of an intoxicating blend of Afro-Cuban percussion, jazzy tempos, exotic leads, bluesy riffs, and psychedelic accents. Befitting such a classic, Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM 2LP version of this epic work presents the music in the richest, most dynamic and realistic sound it's ever enjoyed.
Improving upon the label's critically acclaimed 180g LP pressing, this deluxe 45RPM set is mastered from the original master tapes and overflows with the information, textures, and colors afforded by wider grooves. The result: Spacious, airy, and you-are-there sonics that trump all prior versions. In addition to correcting the imaging, Mobile Fidelity's collectable version captures the full tonal range of Santana's guitar and nuances of his distinctive touch. It all brings you closer to the music and enhances your emotional connection to this stellar album.
Indeed, separation between Carlos Santana's fluid fills, spicy solos, and broiling grooves and pianist Gregg Rolie's soulful Hammond organ runs allows the music to come alive with a newfound freshness and radiance. Songs simmer, with each passage bursting forth with vibrant color. Just like the equally essential follow-up Abraxas, Santana also lays claim to one of the biggest (and unfortunate) production gaffes in music history. Until Mobile Fidelity fixed the error with its 180g LP and 24K Gold releases, Santana had never been heard correctly.
For nearly four decades, copies were produced with the left and right channels reversed, meaning that everything was placed in a backwards manner. This even extended to compilations on which individual songs from Santana were included. Rest assured that, in addition to boasting reference audiophile sonics, this 180g 45RPM 2LP set gets all the specifications exactly right. And with a record of this magnitude, you want everything to be perfect.
Bound by natural chemistry and earthy spirituality, the record's innovative synthesis of myriad styles goes beyond anything that came before-as well as nearly everything that's followed. Playing with the finest band that the iconic guitarist ever had, Santana doesn't water down any exotic roots or simply incorporate mainstream Western styles into a Latin framework. This is a true hybrid, responsible for opening up borders, transcending cultural divides, and, most importantly, exhilarating the senses.
Released weeks before the band blew minds at Woodstock, the groundbreaking record stands alongside Miles Davis' Bitches Brew and Jeff Beck's Beck-Ola as a pillar of rock fusion. Featuring the Top Ten radio smash "Evil Ways" and jam favorite "Soul Sacrifice," it hasn't aged a day. Hear like never before why Rolling Stone says Santana is #149 on its list of the Greatest Albums of All Time.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Waiting
2. Evil Ways
3. Shades Of Time
8. You Just Don't Care
9. Soul Sacrifice$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
40th Anniversary Limited Edition
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Pressed At R.T.I.
In 1973 Carlos Santana and The Santana Band were now one of the world's most loved rock and fusion
bands of all time. After several studio albums and the two collaboration albums with Carlos Santana & Buddy
Miles Live and Love Devotion Surrender with John McLaughlin the world was now
buzzing around the energy that these superstars would lay down on vinyl with the soon to be rock/jazz/funk
Featuring a cross section of Santana classics like Going Home, Light Of Life and When I Look Into Your Eyes,
plus the exotic rhythms and jams on workouts like Santana and John McLaughlin's Flame-Sky, and the stellar
John Coltrane masterpiece interpretation Welcome, Carlos Santana's guitar was truly a voice heard around the
The original vinyl version of this masterpiece has been out of circulation for decades - that is until now
Friday Music continues our exclusive Santana 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with the groundbreaking first
time North American audiophile vinyl release of the 1973 smash Welcome. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso
at Friday Music Studios and pressed at R.T.I., this super limited first time North American 180 Gram masterwork
is truly one of Santana's finest ever, and we are very excited to offer you this authorized audiophile vinyl LP today.
Along with the legendary Carlos Santana on guitar and vocal, he is joined with original Santana band mates
Michael Shrieve on his dynamic drums, Doug Rauch on his prolific bass, Jose Areas on hard hitting percussion,
plus the brilliant acid jazz superstar Leon Thomas on vocals, the celebrated Latin percussionist Armando Peraza,
the legendary John McLaughlin on guitar, Joe Farrell on flute, and the stellar keyboard work of long time Santana
associate Tom Coster.
As an added 40th Anniversary Welcome bonus, we are including a super fine gatefold cover, restoring the
original album cover elements to their full glory which will further enhance your listening experience.
Let's all celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the classic mega rocker Welcome by Santana. Authentic,
Authorized and Absolutely Santana as only you would expect from your friends at Friday Music!1. Going Home
2. Love, Devotion & Surrender
3. Samba De Sausalito
4. When I Look Into Your Eyes
5. Yours Is The Light
6. Mother Africa
7. Light Of Life
9. Welcome$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Santana Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
The Original 1978 Rock Fusion Classic Inner Secrets Album!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation!
Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.
The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the
late sixties out of San Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused
rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant and skillful musicianship of
their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene initially
with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways, this first offering would prove to become the
huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos
Santana would take the band to the top of all the popular music charts
as the 1978 fusion classic Inner Secrets would go on to yield a plethora
of hit tracks at all formats of radio.
No stone is left unturned, as this masterpiece is loaded with hit
after hit with smashes like Buddy Holly's Well All Right, the power ballad
Stormy and of course their stellar hit single Move On, all featuring the
righteous guitar of the legendary Carlos Santana and the stellar vocals
of Greg Walker.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career
catalog, Santana's Inner Secrets included some significant album tracks
too like the rocking masterpiece One Chain (Don't Make No Prison) and
the powerful medley of Traffic's Dealer & Santana's Spanish Rose. The
fantastic work also includes the drum tour de force Wham! , featuring
the all-star percussive line up of Graham Lear, Pete Escovedo, Armando
Pereza and Raul Rekow. All in all, Inner Secrets took the fans by storm,
forever retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on
audiophile vinyl Inner Secrets by Santana. Mastered impeccably by Joe
Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic truly shines in the
audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly
resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience,
this first time audiophile vinyl release is also for a very short time being
offered in a first time gatefold cover presentation, featuring the original
album cover design, plus the inner sleeve artwork now displayed
beautifully inside the gatefold cover
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their
amazing Inner Secrets ... an audiophile first time vinyl release, only
from your friends at Friday Music.
Well All Right!1. Dealer/Spanish Rose
2. Move On
3. One Chain (Don't Make No Prison)
5. Well All Right
6. Open Invitation
7. Life Is A Lady/ Holiday
8. The Facts Of Love
9. Wham!$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
40th Anniversary Limited Edition
The Original 1976 Rock Fusion Classic Festival Album
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered By Joe Reagoso - Pressed At R.T.I.
The legendary Santana set the music world on fire back in the late sixties out of San
Francisco with their hypnotic blend of Latin-fused rock, jazz and soul, augmented with brilliant
and skillful musicianship of their leader and guitarist Carlos Santana. Bursting on the scene
initially with the worldwide smash hit single Evil Ways (Santana's Greatest Hits Friday Music
#33050), this first offering would prove to become the huge catalyst for things to come.
Throughout the remainder of the late seventies and beyond, Carlos Santana would take
the band to the top of all the popular music charts as the 1976 fusion classic Festival would
go on to yield a plethora of hit tracks at all formats of radio.
No stone is left unturned, as this 10 track masterpiece is loaded with hit after hit with
smash singles like Carnaval, Let The Children Play and of course their stellar single Give Me
Love, all featuring the voice and hipness of Leon Patillo.
As one of the most enduring albums in their massive career catalog, Santana's Festival
included some significant album tracks too like the rocking masterpiece Let The Music Set You
Free and the powerful Reach Up, which features the legendary funk and soul groovemeister
Leon Patillo on lead vocals and keyboards, the stunning lead guitar work of Carlos Santana,
plus long time associates Tom Coster on keyboards, Jose Areas on percussion and Paul
Jackson on bass. All in all, this is a collection of songs which took the fans by storm, forever
retaining the title superstars to the Santana franchise.
Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl Festival by
Santana. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios, this amazing classic
truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Pressed at R.T.I., this brilliant masterwork truly
resonates as you remember from years ago.
To enhance your limited anniversary edition album experience, this first time audiophile
vinyl release is also for a very short time being offered in a first time gatefold cover
presentation, featuring the original album cover design, plus the inner sleeve artwork now
displayed beautifully inside the gatefold cover, as well as the custom labels featuring the
beautiful Festival flower design.
Welcome back and celebrate the music of Santana with their amazing Festival ... an
audiophile first time vinyl release, only from your friends at Friday Music.
Let The Music Set You Free!1. Carnaval
2. Let The Children Play
4. Give Me Love
5. Verao Vermelho
6. Let The Music Set You Free
8. Reach Up
9. The River
10. Try A Little Harder
11. Maria Caracoles$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Power Of PeaceLegacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, is pleased to announce the release of Power of Peace, a new studio album from Santana (Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana) and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie).
Recorded last year, Power of Peace is the fulfillment of a dream, a new musical studio collaboration connecting Santana and The Isleys on a mind-bending journey through some of the immortal soul, funk, blues, rock, jazz and pop songs that continue to inspire them.
About the Power of Peace, Carlos Santana observes, I feel a deep sense of gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness. There is a spirit of creativity that came knocking and presented itself as a golden opportunity to do something with and for a supreme musician, who I consider to be the best in the world. Brother Ronnie Isley has been in the center of collective unity and harmony on the radio around the world since 1962 with 'Twist and Shout,' the song that the Beatles chose to invade America with. Like Michael Jackson, John Lennon, and Bob Marley, he's an iconic supreme of the highest order. Cindy and I feel very blessed to offer him this gift. From God, through us to you, for the world Mr. Ronnie Isley.
It was an absolute joy working on this album with Carlos!, exclaims Ronald Isley. I hope this record carries the spirit of hope, love, and peace to the world that it brought to me, my brother and Carlos!
Ernie Isley shares his brother's enthusiasm, saying, Doing this project with Carlos Santana was fun and illuminating. I hope all music lovers enjoy what we have done.
Led by the legendary Ronald Isley on lead vocals and the album's main producer/arranger Carlos Santana on lead guitar, rhythm guitar, percussion and background vocals, Power of Peace covers songs first made familiar by the Chambers Brothers (Are You Ready, Love, Peace, Happiness), Swamp Dogg (Total Destruction to Your Mind), Stevie Wonder (Higher Ground), Billie Holiday (God Bless the Child), Eddie Kendricks (Body Talk), Curtis Mayfield (Gypsy Woman), Muddy Waters/Willie Dixon (I Just Want to Make Love to You), Dionne Warwick/Jackie DeShannon (What the World Needs Now is Love Sweet Love), Marvin Gaye (Mercy Mercy Me - The Ecology), Leon Thomas (Let the Rain Fall on Me) and Sy Miller and Jill Jackson (Let There Be Peace on Earth).
Power of Peace premieres a new song, I Remember, written and sung by Cindy Blackman Santana. Cindy, who plays drums on the album, produced and arranged Higher Ground (along with her husband, Carlos). A family affair, Power of Peace features two Santanas--Carlos (guitar) and Cindy (drums)--and four Isleys: Ronald (vocals) and Ernie (rhythm guitar) and their respective spouses, Kandy Johnson Isley (Ron's wife, she sings background on God Bless the Child, Body Talk and Gypsy Woman) and Tracy Isley (Ernie's wife, she also sings background vocals on God Bless the Child).1. Are You Ready
2. Total Destruction To Your Mind
3. Higher Ground
4. God Bless The Child
5. I Remember
6. Body Talk
7. Gypsy Woman
8. I Just Want To Make Love To You
9. Love, Peace, Happiness
10. What The World Needs Now Is Love Sweet Love
11. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
12. Let The Rain Fall On Me
13. Let There Be Peace On Earth$27.99150 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Spectrum RoadSpectrum Road is a groundbreaking collaboration between four giants of modern music: Jack Bruce, Vernon Reid, John Medeski and Cindy Blackman Santana. Named after one of the incendiary tracks on the original Tony Williams Lifetime album, Spectrum Road demonstrates on their self-titled debut, however, that they are in no way a tribute band.
After making rock history with Eric Clapton and Ginger Baker in Cream, legendary British bassist Jack Bruce joined the Lifetime for two records thus serving as Spectrum Road's direct connection to their muse. The group is artfully rounded out by famed guitarist Vernon Reid, of Living Colour, and multi-keyboardist John Medeski, one-third of the juggernaut Medeski, Martin & Wood.
Made famous by her ten plus years backing Lenny Kravitz, Cindy Blackman Santana has distinguished herself as an impressively versatile player who's as comfortable on post-bop sessions with Joe Henderson and Wallace Roney as she is touring with pop stars like Kravitz and husband Carlos Santana. The formidable line-up of Spectrum Road assures the legacy of Tony Williams lives on, and clearly qualifies as a major 2012 music event.1. Vuelta Abajo
2. There Comes A Time
3. Coming Back Home
5. An t-Eilean Muileach
7. One Word
8. Blues for Tillmon
9. Allah Be Praised
10. Wild Life$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Pious Bird Of Good OmenImport
Fleetwood 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
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
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3
The Blood, Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Bs&t's Third Masterwork #1 Album - First Time Audiophile Clear Vinyl & Gatefold Cover
Featuring: David Clayton-Thomas, Steve Katz, Bobby Colomby, Jim Fielder, Chuck Winfield, Lew Soloff, Dick Halligan, Fred Lipsius & Jerry Hyman
Blood, Sweat & Tears are truly a worldwide gift to rock and jazz fusion enthusiasts everywhere. Over four
decades in the music business and still going strong, their hit albums and top charting singles continue to captivate
millions of fans all over the globe.
In 1969, BS&T's lead vocalist David Clayton-Thomas entered this stellar group of jazz and rock musicians,
bringing a handful of new songs as they delivered the monumental Grammy Album of the Year with Blood, Sweat &
BS&T's sound was new and exciting, the songs were thrilling, their horns meshed with rock and roll, fusing a
brand new vibe, which continued successfully on their third amazing album Blood, Sweat & Tears 3. Featuring a treasure
trove of smash hit singles and FM radio deep track favorites, the LP soared to the number one spot.
This masterwork smash included enough traction to be called a greatest hits album in its own right. Especially
when you get 2 more hit singles with the Carole King favorite Hi De Ho and the David Clayton-Thomas rocker Lucretia
MacEvil. These radio and fan favorites graced the airwaves for the better part of a year and helped bolster even further
the rest of the BS&T album with follow-up hits like the soulful tour de force of James Taylor's Fire and Rain, another
smash Traffic revisit with 40,000 Headmen and of course Steve Katz and Dick Halligan's brilliant The Battle. All in all,
making their third album one of the most revered in their long-lasting and huge BS&T catalog of classic recordings.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Blood, Sweat & Tears, as witnessed by their other fine
recordings already on our label. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Blood,
Sweat & Tears/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their third legendary masterpiece Blood, Sweat
& Tears 3.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (BS&T, Chicago, Santana) for the first time on audiophile clear vinyl, the
Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 LP will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles
in quite some time.
We further enhance this limited anniversary clear vinyl edition with the original stunning gatefold cover featuring
the original artwork elements. Blood, Sweat & Tears 3 Impeccable first time audiophile stereo vinyl and gatefold
cover From your friends at Friday Music. Hi-De-Ho!!!1. Hi-De-Ho
2. The Battle
3. Lucretia MacEvil
4. Lucretia's Reprise
5. Fire and Rain
6. Lonesome Suzie
7. Symphony for the Devil/Sympathy for the Devil
8. He's a Runner
9. Somethin' Comin' On
10. 40,000 Headmen$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Kigali Y' IzahabuThe Good Ones is a trio of Rwandan genocide survivors who play joyous, acoustic love songs written in the ancient local, Kinyarwanda street dialect of their nations capital, Kigali. Adrien Kazigira, Stany Hitimana and Jeanvier Havugimana recorded the songs collected on Kigali Y' Izahabu over the course of one summer evening on the back porch of a friends home. The primary obstacle to recording the group was that the musicians showed up with only one guitar for two players, and that guitar was missing two strings. Hitimana played bass on the 4-string, and a beat-up acoustic was located for the second guitarist, the sullen, primary songwriter, Kazigira, who interweaves intricate harmonies with co-singer Havugimana. In a style often referred to as worker songs from the streets, these simple, direct and plaintive love songs speak more to the healing power of peace than a thousand academic treatises or preachy goodwill ambassadors ever could.
Toiling at hard labor and subsisting on less than 50 cents a day in one of the ten poorest countries in the world, the hard-won spirit of these aging war-veterans shines through in The Good Ones yearning voices. Kazigira, 47, wrote 8 of the 12 songs found on the album and both plays and sings. He cites Bob Marley and reggae as his major influences. Hitimana, 47, on lead guitar and bass, sometimes teaches music in Kigali and finds inspiration in the music of Santana. And harmony singer Jeanvier, 38, who also plays guitar and sings lead on his own compositions, is most influenced by the Caribbean dance music called Zouk. The trio is punk embodied: barefoot, bandaged and jaundiced; armed with broken, mismatchedstringed, borrowed guitars; but singing angelically from amidst a landlocked country that the world abandoned.
Kigali Y' Izahabu is essentially an intimate field recording that even captures the howling and barking of dogs in the background, and it was recorded by two-time Grammy-nominated producer Ian Brennan, who has worked with artists such as Ramblin Jack Elliott, Flea, TV on the Radios Kyp Malone, Richard Thompson and many others.
Brennan traveled throughout Rwanda, hoping to document some of the countrys contemporary music, but up until his mission-affirming encounter with The Good Ones, he had been left wanting. As Brennan reports: They were standing in the dark, their eyes downcast and restless, and holding only one guitar between them. From 100-feet away, I knew instantly that there was something special about them, a feeling one is lucky to experience even once in a lifetime. By that point, Id already visited literally every recording-studio in the capital (Kigali) and surrounding areas over two weeks and listened to hundreds of artists, but to no avail. This meeting had been set up through a mutual friend and the instant the band opened their mouths to sing, it was as if the universe reached down to tap me on the shoulder and say, 'What these guys do is precious and rare. Don't fuck it up.'1. Sara
3. Umuntu N inkundi
4. Amagorwa Y' Abagabo
6. G ahind Umpora Iki
7. Bakame N i' Ingwe
9. Iby' Iyisini Ubusa
10. Invura Yaranka G eyi
12. Eudia$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now