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Just As I AmJust As I Am is the 1971 debut of soul legend, Bill Withers. Produced by Booker T. Jones, and featuring backing from L.A. stalwarts Jim Keltner, Chris Ethridge, and Stephen Stills, Just As I Am features the outright, stone cold, classic "Ain't No Sunshine" along with other, lesser known, but equally powerful tracks such as "Grandma's Hands" and "Better Off Dead". A very, very, heavy and powerful debut from one of soul music's greatest songwriters; reissued here on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe tip-on jacket.1. Harlem
2. Ain't No Sunshine
3. Grandma's Hands
4. Sweet Wanomi
5. Everybody's Talkin'
6. Do It Good
7. Hope She'll Be Happier
8. Let It Be
9. I'm Her Daddy
10. In My Heart
11. Moanin' And Groanin'
12. Better Off Dead$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Heat Is On (Awaiting Repress)
The Heat Is On (180 Gram Audiophile Translucent Red Vinyl)
The Isley Brothers/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!
Their 1975 Masterwork Album!
First Time Audiophile Vinyl + Gatefold Cover Presentation
Manufactured At R.T.I. - Mastered By Joe Reagoso
The Isley Brothers are truly a worldwide gift to soul, rock and
pop music enthusiasts everywhere. Over five 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 the early seventies, brothers Ronald, Rudolph and O'Kelly Isley
expanded their band with brothers Marvin and Ernie , plus cousin
Chris Jasper, as their hit making sound excelled into new stratospheric
The sound was new and exciting, solid street soul fused with rock,
a brand new kind of soul, as the amazing The Heat Is On soared to the
top rungs of all the soul and pop album charts, becoming their biggest
selling album to date.
This masterpiece smash included enough hits to be called a
greatest hits album in its own right. Especially when you get smash
hit singles with the anthem Fight The Power (Part 1 & 2, the balladry
of For The Love Of You (Part 1 & 2), and the rockin' party sounds of
Hope You Feel Better Love (Part 1 & 2) All in all, making this amazing
platinum plus smash one of the most revered in their long-lasting and
huge catalog of Isley Brothers' classic recordings.
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Isley
Brothers. That is why we are so very proud to announce another
installment in The Isley Brothers/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile
Vinyl Series with their legendary masterpiece The Heat Is On.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Isley Brothers/Donny
Hathaway/Aretha Franklin) for the first time on audiophile red vinyl,
The Isley Brothers The Heat Is On LP will truly become one of the
most important and historical audiophile soul titles in quite some time.
We further enhance this limited anniversary edition with the original
stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements, plus
the original lyrics and additional photos of the band now on a keepsake
insert. The Isley Brothers The Heat Is On .Impeccable first time
audiophile translucent red vinyl + gatefold cover presentation
From your friends at Friday Music.
FIGHT THE POWER!1. Fight The Power
2. The Heat Is On
3. Hope You Feel Better Love
4. For the Love of You
6. Make Me Say It Again Girl$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Marvin Gaye - Collected180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
High-Quality PVC Protective Sleeve
4-Page Booklet With Liner Notes And Photos
Featuring ''Sexual Healing'', ''What's Going' On'' And ''Ain't No Mountain High Enough''
Motown released the first Marvin Gaye record in 1961 ''(I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over'', a single intended for (radio) promotion from the singer's debut album. This was followed up by the officially released ''Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide'' a week later. Gaye scored his first real hit with ''Stubborn Kind of Fellow'' in 1962, which he had co-written himself, joking about his alleged stubbornness. The foundations were now laid for an enormous series of chart successes: ''Pride And Joy'', ''Can I Get A Witness'', ''How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)'' and ''Ain't That Peculiar'' are all Motown classics from 1963-1965 which are still being regularly played today after all these years.
The duets he recorded with Kim Weston (''It Takes Two'') and especially Tammi Terrell were certainly at least as good.
He scored his biggest ever hit with ''I Heard It Through The Grapevine'' in 1968. The ''What's Going On'' from the same named album became a number 1 hit in the USA and the album was received as a masterpiece everywhere and is now regarded as one of the most important records in pop history. In 1973, the artistically and commercially very successful, Let's Get It On album was mainly a musical ode to Marvin's love for his new muse Janis Hunter. The success enjoyed by ''Sexual Healing'' and the album which was released at the end of 1982, traveled with him. Suddenly Gaye, who had started to increasingly be forgotten about, was a celebrated star again and this was certainly a position the singer reveled in.
The pop world lost one of the most important soul singers ever to grace the world on 1st April 1984. He has left behind a series of fantastic hits plus a big handful of tracks which deserve the title of masterpiece, all COLLECTED on this album.LP 1
1. (I'm Afraid) The Masquerade Is Over
2. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide
3. Hitch Hike
4. Pride And Joy
5. Can I Get A Witness
6. Once Upon A Time (with Mary Wells)
7. Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
8. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
9. It Takes Two (with Kim Weston)
10. I'll Be Doggone
11. Ain't That Peculiar
12. Ain't No Mountain High Enough (with Tammi Terrell)
13. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
14. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (with Tammi Terrell)
15. You're All I Need To Get By (with Tammi Terrell)
16. Too Busy Thinking About My Baby
1. What's Going On
2. Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)
3. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)
4. Trouble Man
5. Let's Get It On
6. You Are Everything (with Diana Ross)
7. Distant Lover
8. I Want You
9. Got To Give It Up
10. Heavy Love Affair
11. Sexual Healing
12. Sanctified Lady$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Naked & WarmImport
Bill Withers is an American singer-songwriter and musician who performed from 1970 until 1985. He recorded several major hits, including Lean on Me, Ain't No Sunshine, Use Me, Just the Two of Us, Lovely Day, and Grandma's Hands. Withers won three Grammy Awards and was nominated for four more. His life was the subject of the 2009 documentary film Still Bill. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
Naked & Warm is his fifth studio album and is even funkier than his debut. Here Withers returns to the simple ways of his past, working five or six musicians for the kind of hard groove that doesn't have many parallels in black music these days, says music journalist Robert Christgau.
Musicians include Larry Fatback Tolbert on drums, Dorothy Ashby (harp), Melvin Dunlap (bass) Benorce Blackmon (guitar) and Jerry Knight (bass).
Naked & Warm is laid back and smooth; a classic Withers album.1. Close To Me
2. Naked & Warm
3. (Heaven! Oh! Heaven!)
4. Where You Are
6. If I Didn't Mean You Well
7. I'll Be With You
8. City Of The Angels
9. My Imagination$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Soul RebelExact repro reissue, originally released in 1970. A mixture of love songs and pure, unadulterated rebel music, Soul Rebels was the most personal and revealing set of Wailers' songs to appear on album. Recorded at the famed Randy's studio, these songs still sound entirely fresh today more than thirty years after being recorded. A testament to the Wailers' harmonic brilliance and strong songwriting skills, plus Lee Perry's creative vision and the rock-solid backing of his Upsetters.1. Mr. Brown
2. Soul Rebel
3. Dubby Conqueror
4. 400 Years
5. Try Me
6. African Herbsman
7. Keep On Moving
8. Fussing And Fighting
9. Stand Alone
10. My Cup
11. Put It On
12. Sun Is Shining$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Music For The Soul / CrushJesse Mac Cormack's First Two EPs Compiled On One LP
Packaged In An Embossed All-White Cover
For the last three years, singer-songwriter, musician and producer Jesse Mac Cormack has collaborated with many artists on the Montreal music scene, including Emilie & Ogden, Melanie Boulay and Rosie Valland. His first EP, Music For The Soul (2014), delivers a very personal acoustic sound, while his second EP, CRUSH (2014), is encompassed by electric guitar and full band. His pristine and heartfelt vocals and lyrics arise from his personal journeys and a soothing, warm influence emerges in his surroundings. His music is painfully healing.1. Where We Meet
2. A Way
3. Story Board
5. Ask For It
6. No Other
7. Too Far Into
8. He Knows$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Merritone Rock Steady 2: This Music Got Soul 1966-1967 (Awaiting Repress)American rhythm & blues fervor, boosted by a multitude of sound systems playing 78rpm records on increasingly larger sets, gripped Jamaica from the late forties onwards but, towards the end of the decade, the American audience began to move towards a somewhat softer sound. The driving rhythm & blues discs became increasingly hard to find and the more progressive Jamaican sound system operators, realizing that they now needed to make their own music, turned to Kingston's jazz and big band musicians to record one-off custom cut discs. These were not initially intended for commercial release but designed solely for sound system play on acetate or 'dub plates' as they would later be termed. These 'specials' soon began to eclipse the popularity of American rhythm & blues and the demand for their locally produced music proved so great that the sound system operators began to release their music commercially on vinyl and became record producers. Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, Duke Reid 'The Trojan' and Prince Buster, who operated his Voice Of The People Sound System, were among the first to establish themselves in this new role and the nascent Jamaican recording industry now went into overdrive.
In 1954 Ken Khouri had numbered among the first far-sighted entrepreneurs to produce mento records with local musicians (mento is Jamaica's original indigenous music) before progressing to opening Jamaica's first record manufacturing plant. Three years later he moved his operation to Foreshore Road (later renamed Marcus Garvey Drive) where, with the assistance of the inestimable Graeme Goodall, he updated and upgraded his recording studio. The importance of this enterprising move was critical to the development of Jamaican music and its influence both profound and far-reaching.
"It was Ken Khouri's Federal Recording Studio, the womb that gave birth to the talented writers, artists and musicians that gave Jamaica its musical identity." Prince Buster
Federal Records was not only the place for the sound system men to record their music but it was also where they had their records manufactured and, consequently, the company enjoyed a near-total monopoly on recording and record pressing in Kingston. In 1963 Ken Khouri sold his one track board to Clement 'Coxsone' Dodd, who established Studio One, and Ken imported the first stereo equipment to Jamaica and Federal began making stereo records. The following year WIRL (West Indies Records Limited) opened but the competition served to drive the company on to higher heights. Ken Khouri continued to work on his own productions and, in 1966, the seven-inch release of Hopeton Lewis' 'Take It Easy', recorded under the guidance of Trinidadian guitarist Lynn Taitt, ushered in the rock steady era.
These two essential albums showcase a stunning selection of well-known hits, and not so well-known rarities, from the vast Federal catalog. All tracks have been transferred direct from the master tapes and assembled with the invaluable assistance of Ken Khouri's son, Paul Khouri, who generously gave Dub Store unlimited access to the Federal tape vaults. The extensive liner notes feature extracts from extensive interviews with Paul Khouri whose knowledgeable recollections of working on Marcus Garvey Drive, not only as a producer but as an engineer and musician, are illuminating and educational. Both sets present an insight into the birth and growth of Federal Records and the Jamaican recording industry and are essential to an understanding of the real roots of reggae music.1. This Music Got Soul (Hopeton Lewis)
2. Let Me Come On Home (Hopeton Lewis)
3. Walk On By (The Zodiacs)
4. We Gonna Make It (The Termites)
5. Fountain Bliss (The Dynamites)
6. Rock A Shacka (Hopeton Lewis)
7. Don't Cry (Hopeton Lewis)
8. House Upon The Hill (The Royals)
9. Real Gone Sweet (The Tartans)
10. Roling Rolling (The Tartans)
11. I Don't Want Trouble (Hopeton Lewis)
12. Lester Sterling Special (Lester Sterling)
13. If You Don't Love Me (take 1) [The Dynamites]
14. Don't Take That Train (The Tartans)
15. Batman (Early Take) [Lynn Taitt & The Jets]
16. Oh Tell Me Darling (Hopeton Lewis)
17. I'm Ready (The Tartans)
18. Take Me Back (Henry Buckley)
19. Sounds Of Silence (Roland Alphonso)
20. Batman (Early Take Rehearsal) [Lynn Taitt & The Jets]
21. Merritone False Starts 2 (The Federal All Stars)$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
MusicReleased on the heels of her breakthrough, Tapestry, Carole Kings Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing. In short, everything thats made King an institution. After of years of being overshadowed, this 1971 singer-songwriter classic has finally been given the audiophile treatment its long deserved.
Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Kings second solo masterpiece is rife with intimacy, transparency, soulfulness, and you-are-there sound. Never before remastered, Music seems like a brand-new album, Kings familiar voice, intelligent arrangements, and ravishing support band presented on a deep, three-dimensional soundstage. Your appreciation for and understanding of Kings inspirational lyrics and ravishing performances will increase tenfold. Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP brings you that much closer.
Accompanied by percussionist Bobbye Hall, drummer Russ Kinkel, guitarist/vocalist James Taylor, and a cavalcade of professional wind musicians, King delves further into R&B and jazz-derived pop, coming up aces every time. Warm, intelligent, and cohesive, songs echo with simplicity and honesty. And as is typical of much of Kings work, several of tunes here were later covered by other artists, including Its Going To Take Some Time (the Carpenters). Yet the originals trump the later renditions, and the rendition of the standard Some Kind of Wonderful stands as the best ever recorded.
With Taylor lending more of a hand on Music than he does on Tapestry, King expands her confident reach on the piano and peppers the songs with graceful touches of saxophone, flute, pedal-steel guitar, and woodwinds. Ballads sway (Surely), gospel brightness lifts spirits (Brighter), and backup vocals float heavenly pop (Song of Long Ago). Yet the best aspect is Kings voice, infused with fondness, concern, joy, and a quiet power that parallels the delicacy and deliberate nature that define Music.
Mobile Fidelitys audiophile edition is free of the limiting artifacts that have helped keep this record in the dark for the better part of the past few decades. Previously diminished, acoustic guitars, subtle brass elements, and soft percussion contribute to the enjoyment of the songs, and Kings voice pleasant, assuring, emotion comes through with incredible clarity and inflection. The brilliance of the legendary Lou Adlers original production is restored to its full glory.
If its at all possible and it is this treasure now sounds even more heartwarming than it did upon original release. The companion to Tapestry, Music is an aural and sonic delight.
This title is not eligible for discount.1.Brother, Brother
2.It's Going to Take Some Time
4.Some Kind of Wonderful
6.Carry Your Load
8.Song of Long Ago
10.Growing Away from Me
11.Too Much Rain
12.Back to California$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Soul To SoulImport
Stevie Ray Vaughan's third studio album Soul To Soul was released in 1985, just two years after his massive debut Texas Flood. Moving more into a soulful R&B-tinged blues sound, Stevie included two new band members on keyboard and saxophone for Soul To Soul.
The band knows their way around a number of cover versions of songs penned by Hank Ballard, Doyle Bramhall and Willie Dixon, bringing a variety of influences into Stevie Ray's brand of modern blues. His own compositions such as Say What, Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love en Life Without You reveal an artist that is ever passionate in delivering real blues, and growing in his songwriting at the same time.1. Say What!
2. Lookin' Out The Window
3. Look At Little Sister
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
6. Change It
7. You'll Be Mine
8. Empty Arms
9. Come On (Part III)
10. Life Without You$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1271xThe Box Tops
Soul Deep is an essential compilation of The Box Tops' best tracks. Hailing from 1960's Memphis, The Box Tops are best known for the hits The Letter, Cry Like a Baby and Soul Deep, and are considered a major blue-eyed Soul group of the period.
They performed a mixture of current Soul music songs by artists such as James & Bobby Purify and Clifford Curry, Pop tunes such as A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum, and songs written by their producers, Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham, and Chips Moman.
Their records are prime examples of the styles made popular by Moman and Penn at American Sound Studio in Memphis. Many of their lesser known Top 40 hits, including Neon Rainbow, I Met Her in Church, and Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March, are considered minor classics.1. The Letter
2. Neon Rainbow
3. Happy Times
4. Cry Like A Baby
5. Fields Of Clover
6. Choo Choo Train
7. She Shot A Hole In My Soul
8. People Gonna Talk
9. I Met Her In Church
10. Sweet Cream Ladies, Forward March
12. I Must Be The Devil
13. Soul Deep
14. I Shall Be Released
15. (the) Happy Song
16. Turn On A Dream
17. I See Only Sunshine
18. You Keep Tightening Up On Me$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Acoustic SoulIndia Arie's Acoustic Soul is just as advertised: grooving soul music with an acoustic bent. Arie herself plays guitar, supplemented by strings (instead of synthesizers) and drums (instead of drum machines). The first single, Video, is a calm, confident ode to self-love, comparing the dreadlocked, petite Arie to the average girl in a video. Arie is indeed anything but average: her debut marks the auspicious return of the black female singer-songwriter, in the vein of Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Tracy Chapman, and Dionne Farris. If you like their music, with thoughtful lyrics and layers of instrumentation, you'll love this album. Video is fabulous, but other high points include Ready for Love, a lament that smolders before slowly building to a crescendo, with tinkling piano, guitar, and cello swelling beneath the vocal. Strength, Courage, and Wisdom is an optimistic anthem that'll have you clapping your hands and swaying from side to side, and the best track on the album, Simple, is a straightforward love song with a pulsating beat. Acoustic Soul may not be full of radio-friendly tracks, but every track is strong, and the disc improves each time you press play. --Courtney Kemp1. Intro
4. Brown Skin
5. Strength, Courage and Wisdom
7. Back to the Middle
8. Ready for Love
10. Always in My Head
11. I See God in You
13. Part of My Life
16. Wonderful$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Soul SickThere are artists who can command attention. They lean into their songs with an irresistible edge and total emotional connection and stay there. Sallie Ford is one of those artists. On her upcoming new album Soul Sick, out via Vanguard Records, Ford creates music that draws on all of her influences but still comes out her own. From the album's opening line "I woke up feeling sour on the sweetest summer day," the 11 tracks on the album chronicle Ford's journey through anxiety, insecurity, and depression.
"This is a 'confessional' album. It's about struggling with my issues - some that I've overcome and some that I still carry around. I felt confused, down about life and unsure of myself," states Ford. "On these new songs, it felt good to write on one theme and from one place. All in all, Soul Sick has taught me a lot about myself and helped me to heal."
That healing is captured throughout the music played on the album. With Mike Coykendall (M. Ward and She & Him) at the helm, it's laced with nostalgic feeling and produced to enhance that essence. "I asked Mike to produce, Ford says. "He loves old rock & roll and always records on tape, but he's also an experimenter, exploring new things with his music.
Soul Sick finds Ford further mining, updating and perfecting her vintage influences to stand alongside her uncompromising and confessional lyricism. On her first themed album, her doo-wop harmonies, slippery British invasion keyboards, and crunchy, fuzzed-out guitars back Ford's distinctive howl and surround her at-once intimate and confrontational musings on love, depression, and fear.1. Record On Repeat
2. Screw Up
3. Loneliness Is Power
4. Get Out
6. Middle Child
7. Never Gonna Please
8. Romanticized Catastrophe
9. Hurts So Bad
11. Rapid Eyes$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
SONM-MAS-4716xRobert Randolph And The Family Band
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
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
Soul EyesSinger, songwriter and pianist Kandace Springs will release her debut full-length album Soul Eyes on Blue Note Records. Produced by Grammy-winning producer Larry Klein (Lizz Wright, Melody Gardot, Joni Mitchell, Herbie Hancock), the album touches upon soul and pop while channeling her jazz influences as well as her Nashville upbringing. Kandace counts such stylists as Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Roberta Flack and Norah Jones as her heroes, but as evidenced by Soul Eyes, Springs mimics none of them.
Kandace's journey to discovering her uniqueness didn't happen overnight. In fact, her 2014 self-titled debut EP had a decidedly contemporary R&B/hip-hop bent with production by Pop & Oak (Rihanna, Nicki Minaj, Miguel). The EP was incredibly well-received and led to performances on Late Show With David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, as well as appearances at the Afropunk and Bonnaroo festivals.
Kandace was dubbed a "suave songstress" (Wall Street Journal), "a versatile and vital artist" (Afropunk), and "a vocal force to be reckoned with" (Okayplayer). Essence Magazine named her a New & Next artist and Interview Magazine made her their Music Discovery, writing that while "Hearing the word jazz might revert a listener's thoughts to the music of yesteryear...Up-and-comer Kandace Springs aims to change this notion. The singer, songwriter, and pianist blends elements of soul, jazz, and pop, producing a unique and modern twist on the genre that appeals to young and old listeners alike."
As amazing an experience as that was, as Kandace got ready to record her album she couldn't shake the feeling that she wasn't yet singing her true self. Conversations with her longtime producers Carl Sturken and Evan Rogers led to soul searching and rethinking her musical direction. Also during this period, Kandace attracted the attention of Prince, who heard her makeover of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" on the website Okayplayer. The music icon invited her to perform with him at Paisley Park for the 30th anniversary of Purple Rain. "He encouraged me a lot before I recorded this new record, especially during the time in which I was trying to figure out my sound," Kandace says. "He told me that I needed to do what comes naturally to me. He was absolutely right."
For Soul Eyes, Kandace continued working closely with Rogers and Sturken, but they also recruited Klein to help the singer bring out her distinctive artistic traits. "Larry wanted me to be free in the studio," she recalls. "I've been through a lot of other sessions in which the producer tries to take control of your sound. Larry was just like, 'Go in and play what you feel.' That ultimately led to the best outcome; he captured this record perfectly."
Klein praises Kandace as a "natural." "In this era, in which flash and hunger for fame is often equated with talent, she's that rare person who sings and plays because that is what she needs to do in life," he says. "When I first heard Kandace, I was sold after hearing one song. Her smoky voice coupled with a sense of phrasing way beyond her years, and her angular way of accompanying herself on piano grabbed me right away."
The eleven songs contained on Soul Eyes are a mix of Kandace's originals and co-writes as well as the jazz classic "Soul Eyes" and songs by Jesse Harris, Shelby Lynne, War, and others. The album features Kandace's playing piano alongside an illustrious cast of musicians that includes trumpeter Terence Blanchard, guitarists Dean Parks and Jesse Harris, drummer Vinnie Colaiuta, organist Pete Kuzma, bassist Dan Lutz, percussionist Pete Korpela.1. Talk To Me
2. Soul Eyes feat. Terence Blanchard
3. Place To Hide
4. Thought It Would Be Easier
5. Novocaine Heart
6. Neither Old Nor Young
7. Too Good Too Last feat. Terence Blanchard
8. Fall Guy
9. The World Is A Ghetto$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Eccentric Soul: Capital City SoulFifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its
eccentric roots, Ohio's Capitol City and the sonorous
Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss.
Filling in, around, and on top of our original The
Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul is a trove
of completely unissued and underissued treasures from
Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the
set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero
Group could achieve. Features otherwise unreleased
songs from the Kool Blues, the Four Mints, Jupiter's
Release, and Love Maximum, alongside rare sides
by Dean Francis & the Soul Rockers, the Chandlers,
Associated Press, the Soul Partners, and the Vondors.
From the vaults under the basements under the garages
of one of the nation's most unsung music scenes.
This double LP set is ensconced in a thick tip-on
gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid
archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research
into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes
serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music,
linking The Capsoul Label with The Prix Label and
Norman Whiteside's Wee project (recently sampled by
Kanye West). A strong addition to the already
epic Eccentric Soul series from The Numero Group.1. Chandlers - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer
2. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Funky Disposition
3. Soul Partners - Lose The One You Love
4. Vondors - Look In The Mirror
5. Four Mints - Hysteria
6. La'Fez - This Is The Way That I Am
7. Kool Blues - I Need You
8. Four Mints - Crystal Rivers
9. Chandlers - I Need Your Love
10. Kool Blues - Since I Fell For You
11. Four Mints - Endlessly
12. Chandlers - Your Love Makes Me Lonely
13. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Tippin
14. Jupiter's Release - Excuse Me Miss
15. Kool Blues - Woe Is Me
16. Love Maximum - Don't Say Goodbye
17. Associated Press - When He's Gone
18. Chandlers - I Loved You Girl
19. Four Mints - No Longer
20. Love Maximum - I've Been Trying$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Soul BrothersJohnny Rawls and Otis Clay have over 10 Blues Music Award nominations between them. Otis was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the 2013 Blues Music Awards. Johnny has had three of his albums named Living Blues Magazine Critics' Choice Southern Soul Album of the Year. Recorded at Sonic Ranch, the duo are backed by the acclaimed 8 piece Catfood Studio group with the addition of Southern California percussionist Jon Olazabal and background vocals by the Iveys. Multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines mixed and 2012 Grammy winner Brad Blackwood mastered the album.1. Only You Know And I Know
2. Momma Didn't Raise No Fool
3. Voodoo Queen
4. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
5. Living On Borrowed Time
6. Turn Back The Hands Of Time
7. Road Dog
8. Poor Little Rich Girl
9. Hallelujah Lord
10. Waiting For Dreams$26.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Nuclear Soul"...Lionize might just be one of today's most successfully original rock acts." - Classic Rock
"A mighty funk n roll rumble." - Metal Hammer
"Tight beats and infectious riffs." - Powerplay
Over six albums Lionize have streamlined their blend of funky riffs, cyborg tales and reggae sensibilities into an original, more-ish rock whole; culminating with the propulsive Jetpack Soundtrack in 2014. Now, with seventh LP Nuclear Soul, they're raising the bar again with their most fearless, expansive-sounding songs yet. Assinger/guitarist Nate Bergman tells us: "It [the music] has elements of bands like Clutch and Deep Purple, but its not quite that - it's something all its own. I think the beauty of the band right now is that all these elements touch on something familiar,but also sound new."
In writing and road testing Nuclear Soul the band aimed to redefine what it means to be a classic sounding rock'n'roll band. Thematically, they also harnessed the present political climate to powerful effect.
"We had no rules or ideals," he continues. "We just wanted to take people on a musical journey that excited them, and showed how emotionally moving the band could be."
Ultimately this is Lionize at their most stadium-ready - without compromising on soul,sass or substance. It's that wonderful space where vintage style and contemporary fire collide.1. Darkest Timeline
2. Face of Mars
3. Fire in Athena
4. Power Grid
5. Aint It a Shame
6. Election Year
7. March of the Clones
8. Let You Down
9. the Mad Scientist of Sunshine
10. Nuclear Soul
11. Blindness to Danger$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure)The acclaimed composer, jazz vocalist, producer, arranger and educator Carmen Lundy believes in honesty and sincerity in music. Her artistic passion has guided her around the world, working with numerous musicians such as Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Teri Lynne Carrington and many others. So it should come as no surprise that her fervent new song cycle, titled Soul To Soul, features an array of award-winning musicians that help her realize the next chapter in her critically acclaimed career.
Soul To Soul is Carmen Lundy's 14th album and features 13 songs, 11 of which Carmen composed and arranged. She plays guitar on all tracks, piano on "Kindred Spirits", the electric Rhodes on "Don't You Know How I Feel", and the drums/percussion on "Sardegna" and also provides backing vocals on "Grace". The Los Angeles-based vocalist opens the program with "Kindred Spirits", a song that explores the concept of 'you reap what you sow' and the way you play the game of life. Next is "Life Is A Song In Me", during which Lundy's lyrics benefit from the synergy of her multi-octave range and vocalese, Rushen's Rhodes solo, Jamison Ross' exemplary drumming and the balanced backing vocals.
Carmen Lundy continues to find new connections between the jazz elements used by vocalists and instrumentalists on the title track, "Soul To Soul". She adds the stellar accompaniment of trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist Ada Rovatti and piano chops of Patrice Rushen to underline her musical persona and vocal technique. The sound motion inherent in that song has great tone that many people will feel instantly and submit it to their memory and recall abilities. That is what makes a song a hit with people - its sound motion.
Her great ballad, "When Will They Learn", is absolutely beautiful with its string arrangements for harpist Carol Robbins and the serene brushwork of Jamison Ross. Here Carmen delivers the song in her vocals lower octaves which make this moving song one of the best on the recording. You can hear that she has internalized the music, allowing it to flow in her veins and transferring it directly to the listener.
Overall, Soul To Soul is among Carmen Lundy's best recordings. She understands that those notes she puts down on paper are important and have their place. But when it comes to delivering those notes, her vocal acumen and virtuosity proves that she has the right balance, the right accompaniments, the right musical formats and the right synergy, artistry and jazz sensibilities to make those inspired notes accessible to her worldwide fans. Check it out.
- Carmen Lundy (vocal, keyboard, guitar, drums, percussion)
- Bennie Maupin (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)
- Randy Brecker (trumpet, fluegel horn)
- Patrice Rushen (keyboard)
- Carol Robbins (harp)
- Simphiwe Dana (vocals)
- Darryl Hall (bass)
- Mayra Casales (conga, percussion)
- Jamison Ross (drums, percussion)
Recording: 2014 at Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena (CA), by Don Murray
Production: Elisabeth Oei & Carmen Lundy
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.1. Kindred Spirits
2. Life Is a Song in Me
3. Soul to Soul
4. When Will They Learn
6. Between Darkness and Dawn
8. Grateful, Pt. 1
9. Grateful, Pt. 2
10. Everything I Need
11. Don't You Know How I Feel
13. What's Your Story, Morning Glory$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Devil MusicRandall Bramblett's latest release, Devil Music, is built upon a foundation of R&B and Soul, but this album spreads its wings with Rock & Roll fervor and a willingness to improvise. Devil Music was inspired by the biography, Moanin' At Midnight: The Life and Times Of Howlin' Wolf . In the book, Hubert Sumlin tells a story of Howlin' Wolf crying all the way from Mississippi to Chicago. Wolf and his band had been on tour when they decided to make a stop at his boyhood home in White Station, Mississippi. Wolf wanted to take his mama money and show her who he'd become. She opened the door, saw who it was and she slammed the door in Wolf's face. She told him she didn't want his money and didn't want anything to do with him. Wolf played "Devil Music."1. Dead In The Water
2. Devil Music
3. Bottom Of The Ocean
4. Angel Child
5. Pride In Place
6. Reptile Pilot
7. Whiskey Headed Woman
8. Strong Love
10. Thing For You
11. Missing Link$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fire MusicDanko Jones has announced the release of FIRE MUSIC via Bad Taste Records/MRI. The new album is loaded with some of the most incendiary, fierce, and downright pissed-off songs the band has ever committed to tape. In the past, Danko Jones' repertoire has frequently exhibited a physical and emotional release for those times when love is unkind, but with these songs the trio exhibits what happens when therapy doesn't work. Song to song, the listener experiences Danko's pent-up agitation that has been left to stew, getting expelled into pure, merciless, violent rock 'n' roll fury. The repertoire unleashes a torrent of Misfits-worthy shout along hooks, as Jones crosses into a realm where whatever belief he ever had in love and romance has disintegrated into the darkest depths of a blackened soul.
Danko Jones' composition "Gonna Be A Fight Tonight" has been selected as the official theme song for WWE's Royal Rumble Pay-Per-View Event, taking place on January 25, 2015 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. One of WWE's pinnacle annual events, this year it is especially buzzing in anticipation of its main event "Triple Threat Match" featuring WWE Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar versus John Cena versus Seth Rollins.
With the new album, co-founders Danko Jones and John JC Calabrese welcome new drummer Rich Knox, formerly of southern fried Toronto rockers Flash Lightning. FIRE MUSIC was produced and mixed by Juno Award winning producer Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Monster Truck, Metric), and the cover / packaging was designed by Grammy Award winner Gail Marowitz.1. Wild Woman
2. The Twisting Knife
3. Gonna Be A Fight Tonight
4. Body Bags
5. Live Forever
6. Do You Wanna Rock
7. Getting Into Drugs
8. Watch You Slide
9. I Will Break Your Heart
11. She Ain't Coming Home$15.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Soul To Soul (200 Gram Vinyl)Expanded Double Trouble Lineup Created Vaughan's Most Diverse Album
Mastered From The Original Analog Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound
Cut At 45 Rpm, 200-Gram Pressing By Quality Record Pressings
The new remastering sounds amazing. Better than it ever did. I'm happy and pleasantly surprised.
-Chris Whipper Layton
The 45 RPM Analogue Productions reissue of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Soul To Soul is so good, as are its 45 RPM companions - Texas Flood and Couldn't Stand The Weather - that they truly represent what Gregg Geller, producer and A&R representative described as the best replication of the master tapes to date.
We've already brought you the 33 1/3 RPM box set Texas Hurricane featuring the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued - six of Vaughan's most classic album titles remastered for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics. We've now taken the extra step and done 45 RPM versions of these three standout LPs.
We've used the original 30 inches-per-second, half-inch analog master tapes for all of these albums. Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at our Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.
Stevie Ray Vaughan's myth making was already complete by the time that his third record in as many years was released in October 1985. But no one could have expected the artistic leaps and additional prowess the guitarist displays on Soul To Soul, a record on which Vaughan added a full-time keyboardist and saxophonist, and dug deep into his native state's musical well for soul, R&B and surf motifs. Vaughan wrote four of Soul to Soul's 10 tracks; two songs were released as singles. The album went to No. 34 on the Billboard 200 chart and the music video for Change It received regular rotation on MTV.
There's not a link in this production chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Say What!
2. Lookin' Out The Window
3. Look at Little Sister
4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
5. Gone Home
6. Change It
7. You'll Be Mine
8. Empty Arms
9. Come On (Part III)
10. Life Without you$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Merri Soul SessionsNow solidly into his fourth decade as a recording and touring artist, with no indication of slowing down, Australia's Paul Kelly has cemented his reputation as an international troubador par excellence. Given the frenetic pace at which he worked over the last few years, which included new releases and multi-continent tours, 2014 was supposed to be a year off for the artist, yet he still managed to write and record a new album the focus of which is soul music. The Merri Soul Sessions in an exciting departure for Paul, yet somehow still retains that vintage Kelly sheen.
I started to imagine a soul revue type record performed live in the studio with a variety of singers and the one band. I'd fallen in love with Clairy Browne and the Bangin' Rackettes' Love Letter, the sound of it as well as the song, so invited Clairy and the producer of that record, Steve Schram, to get involved. -Paul Kelly 20141. Smells Like Rain
2. What You Want
3. Keep on Coming Back for More
4. Sweet Guy
5. Righteous Woman
6. Don't Let a Good Thing Go
7. Where You Were When I Needed You
8. Thank You
9. I Don't Know What I'd Do
10. Down on the Jetty
11. Hasn't It Rained$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Mr. Soul (Discontinued)Import
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$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now