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  • Freedom Highway Complete Freedom Highway Complete Quick View

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    Freedom Highway Complete


    Newly Remixed And Remastered


    Expanded To Include 30+ Additional
    Minutes Of The Original Church Service


    Includes 7 Previously Unreleased Tracks


    Liner Notes By Renowned Author And
    Documentarian Robert Gordon


    Freedom Highway Complete: Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth
    Church is a newly remixed, remastered and expanded edition of the live
    concert masterpiece recorded by the Staple Singers in April 1965 in support
    and celebration of that year's historic civil rights marches from Montgomery
    to Selma, Alabama. In this stirring collection you will find the fervent
    emotions and depth of feeling that only the most inspired gospel, folk and
    handclapping music can provide.
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    First released on Epic Records as an LP in 1965 the original Freedom
    Highway album was constrained by the time limits of 12" vinyl and the full
    service was edited down to only include key performance tracks. Freedom
    Highway Complete: Recorded Live at Chicago's New Nazareth Church
    is newly expanded to include 30+ additional minutes of the original
    performance and church service.
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    The exultant title song, "Freedom Highway", was written in March, 1965, at
    the time Rev. Martin Luther King led the momentous freedom march from
    Selma to Montgomery, Alabama. "When the Saints Go Marching In," "He's
    All Right" and "We Shall Overcome" are other songs of a jubilant nature. In
    the last selection, The Staple Singers are joined by the great choir of the
    New Nazareth Church under the direction of Miss Ora Lee Hopkins.

    1. Intro by Pops Staples*
    2. When The Saints Go Marching In
    3. The Funeral
    4. Build On That Shore
    5. We Shall Overcome
    6. Freedom Highway
    7. What You Gonna Do?
    8. Precious Lord, Take My Hand
    9. When I'm Gone
    10. Help Me Jesus
    11. Rev. Hopkins/Offering*
    12. Jesus Is All*
    13. Samson and Delilah*
    14. View The Holy City*
    15. Tell Heaven
    16. He's All Right
    17. Pops Outro*
    18. Benediction Save the Last Dance for Me*


    *Previously unreleased

    The Staple Singers
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  • Freedom Highway Freedom Highway Quick View

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    Freedom Highway

    Freedom Highway, Grammy Award-winner and 2017 Grammy nominee Rhiannon Giddens' follow-up to her highly praised debut album Tomorrow Is My Turn, will be released by Nonesuch Records. The record includes nine original songs Giddens wrote or co-wrote while she and her band toured after Tomorrow Is My Turn's 2015 release, along with a traditional song and two civil rights-era songs, Birmingham Sunday and Staple Singers' well-known Freedom Highway, from which the album takes its name.


    Giddens' writing for Freedom Highway is a departure from Tomorrow Is My Turn, which included one original song, with the rest being her interpretations of songs written or performed by a wide variety of female musicians. Giddens co-produced Freedom Highway with multi-instrumentalist Dirk Powell in his Breaux Bridge, Louisiana studio, with the bulk of recording done in wooden rooms built prior to the Civil War. As producers, Giddens and Powell sought to release the stories already in the walls, allowing the space to be a voice in itself. This approach allowed for an emotional fearlessness and presence not always easy to achieve in the studio. Together they assembled the players, which included her superb touring band, local musicians from the bayou, a soulful horn section from New York, and talented family members. The principle recording was done over an intense eight day period. The result is an album that is rawer and more personal than its predecessor.

    1. At the Purchaser's Option
    2. The Angels Laid Him Away
    3. Julie
    4. Birmingham Sunday
    5. Better Get It Right the First Time
    6. We Could Fly
    7. Hey BÉbÉ
    8. Come Love Come
    9. The Love We Almost Had
    10. Baby Boy ft. Lalenja Harrington & Leyla McCalla
    11. Following the North Star
    12. Freedom Highway ft. Bhi Bhiman
    Rhiannon Giddens
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  • Fillet Of Soul Fillet Of Soul Quick View

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    Fillet Of Soul

    Released during the height of Stax Records' prominence, 1972's Fillet of Soul compiled the brightest stars and biggest hits to emerge from the Memphis soul powerhouse. A fantastic collection for fans of "The Memphis Sound," Fillet of Soul includes such funky favorites as "Never Can Say Goodbye" by Isaac Hayes, "I'll Take You There" by the Staple Singers, Johnnie Taylor's "I Don't Wanna Lose You" and the Bar-Kays' "Son of Shaft." Can ya dig it?
    1. Isaac Hayes: Never Can Say Goodbye
    2. The Staple Singers: Heavy Makes You Happy (Sha-Na-Boom Boom)
    3. The Dramatics: Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get
    4. Mel & Tim: Starting All Over Again
    5. The Bar-Kays: Son of Shaft
    6. Frederick Knight: I've Been Lonely for So Long
    7. Isaac Hayes: The Look of Love
    8. The Staple Singers: I'll Take You There
    9. Johnnie Taylor: I Don't Wanna Lose You
    10. Rufus Thomas: The Breakdown (Part 1)
    11. Mavis Staples: Since I Fell for You
    12. Little Milton: If That Ain't a Reason (For Your Woman to Leave You)
    Various Artists
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  • Hammer And Nails Hammer And Nails Quick View

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    Hammer And Nails

    "Hammer And Nails" is a reissue of the classic 1962 release by The Staple Singers. This album showcases the group in their Southern Gospel prime on the title track, "Gloryland" and "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen". The group would go on to soul glory when they signed with Stax Records later in the decade but this is the group doing what they do best - gospel.
    1. Hammer And Nails
    2. Gloryland
    3. Everybody Will Be Happy
    4. Hear My Call, Hear
    5. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
    6. Great Day
    7. I'm Willin' (Part 1)
    8. I'm Willin' (Part 2)
    9. Do You Know Him?
    10. New-Born Soul
    11. A Dying Man's Plea
    12. New Home
    The Staple Singers
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  • You Are Not Alone You Are Not Alone Quick View

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    You Are Not Alone

    Soul Gospel Legend at the Top of Her Game: Staples Declared Best Artist at 2010's Lollapalooza Festival



    Hallelujah: You Are Not Alone Might Be the Best New Album You Hear in 2010



    Stellar Set Produced by Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Features Songs by Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Tweedy, Randy Newman, and More



    The best album you hear in 2010? You Are Not Alone will be at the top of the list. This is music that's timeless, soulful, and pertinent, performed with an energy and commitment that burns with the same level of conviction as Mavis Staples' belief in a higher power. Here's a record that will change your life and elevate your mood. Just as its two main architects intended.



    When Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Mavis Staples sat down to talk about what they wanted her new album to sound like, they both turned to the original spiritual roots of the Staples Singers as a backbone. Both wanted to make a record about connection, about reaching out to someone through the power of music. What they achieved is the album of Staples' career, a warm, powerful, spiritual, and fervent collection of brilliantly chosen and interpreted songs.



    Produced by fellow Chicagoan Jeff Tweedy at Wilcos studio The Loft, the intimate and textured production--glorious on LP--mixes traditional gospel numbers with two new songs written for Mavis by Tweedy, plus her unique interpretations of songs by Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton. Backed by Mavis smoking touring band (Rick Holmstrom, guitar, vocals; Jeff Turmes, bass, vocals; Stephen Hodges, drums; Donny Gerrard, background vocals) and featuring guest turns from Tweedy and Wilcos Patrick Sansone, with background vocals by Kelly Hogan and Nora OConnor, the album cradles Mavis exquisite voice, allowing her to stretch out emotionally on tracks like Randy Newmans Losing You and the Creedence Clearwater Revival chesnut Wrote a Song For Everyone.



    The two songs Jeff wrote for Mavis meld seamlessly into the vibe and theme of the album: He would listen to my conversations, my words, and then feed off that. The songs he wrote take me places I wouldnt normally go, says Mavis.



    Already one of the bestâ€received releases of 2010, Mavis message of joy and redemption has found the setting it has always deserved. Truly, a must-own album that will last you a lifetime.

    1. Dont Knock
    2. You Are Not Alone
    3. Downward Road
    4. In Christ There Is No East Or West
    5. Creep Along Moses
    6. Losing You
    7. I Belong To The Band Hallelujah
    8. Last Train
    9. Only The Lord Knows
    10. Wrote A Song For Everyone
    11. Were Gonna Make It
    12. Wonderful Savior
    13. Too Close To Heaven
    Mavis Staples
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  • The Birth Of Funk The Birth Of Funk Quick View

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    The Birth Of Funk

    Nobody in New Orleans laid into the blues so low down and dirty as Buddy Bol-den, whose Funky Butt became a staple in the repertoire of the city's early jazz bands. Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles 'Hungry' Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: 'I don't care where you put it on those drums, remember where '1' is and you'll never lose the time.' Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith's Talk To Me Baby and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown's I've Got Money. Earl King's Trick Bag, prefiguring the Meters, is as good an example of early New Orleansfunk as can be found. Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel's Slick Chick is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late '60s Studio One dub. And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Zutty Singleton's drum break on Victoria Spivey's Funny Feathers from 1929. Or Earl Palmer's sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair's Tipitina and Who's Foolin' You.
    1. Say Yeah Yeah - Yvonne Fair
    2. Check Mr. Popeye - Eddie Bo
    3. The Popeye - Spider Johnson
    4. I'm Leaving You Today - Al Robinson
    5. Say Yeah - Porgy & The Polka Dots
    6. Talk To Me Baby - Huey 'Piano' Smith
    7. Trick Bag - Earl King
    8. What A Wedding Day - Shirley Raymond
    9. R B Special - Bob Bateman
    10. Tell Me The Truth - The Turquinettes
    11. Slick Chick - Vernon Harrel
    12. I've Got Money - James Brown
    13. Hold It - Bill Doggett
    14. Fat Boy - Billy Stewart
    15. Mudd - Roy Montrell
    Various Artists
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  • Don't Lose This Don't Lose This Quick View

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    Don't Lose This

    In 1998, Roebuck "Pops" Staples recorded a final session, capping an
    illustrious career as leader and patriarch of the Staples Singers. Unfinished
    at the time of his passing in 2000, the tapes went to his daughter,
    Mavis, who then waited for the right opportunity to finish the recording
    in the spirit Pops intended. When she began her series of remarkable
    collaborations with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy, starting with 2010's You Are Not
    Alone and continuing with 2013's One True Vine, Mavis knew she had
    found the person to work on her father's record. Mavis Staples: "I
    chose this title because these were the words my father said to me as
    he gave me the tape of his final recordings. He was sick and lying in
    bed and asked me to play the record for him in his room. After listening
    to it, he called me to his room again. He was weak, but he handed me
    the tape and in a soft voice said 'Don't lose this, Mavis.' While Pops'
    voice and guitar sounded so good on the original recordings [and remain
    untouched on this record], I knew the songs needed something else to
    really come to life. Something special. Pops deserved that. So I called
    on my dear friend Jeff Tweedy to fill out the tracks around Pops and he's
    helped to craft this beautiful album."
    1. Somebody Was Watching
    2. Sweet Home
    3. No News Is Good News
    4. Love On My Side
    5. Friendship
    6. Nobody's Fault But Mine
    7. The Lady's Letter
    8. Better Home
    9. Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    10. Gotta Serve Somebody
    Pops Staples
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  • Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Quick View

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    Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

    Two of the most in-demand artists in roots music, Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, take center stage with their self-titled debut album on Red House Records. After decades of marriage and seven years working closely with the late Levon Helm - Campbell as bandleader and producer (winning three Grammys for his work) and wife Williams as singer - their first album together features eight originals and three covers honed at Helm's legendary Midnight Rambles. Levon himself even drums on one track, `You're Running Wild,' recorded before his passing. Other guests include his daughter Amy Helm singing, and Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne on piano, augmenting Campbell and Williams' core band of Justin Guip (drums) and Byron Isaacs (bass). In addition to Helm, Campbell and Williams have played with a Who's Who of Music Icons: Bob Dylan (Rolling Stone called Larry's 8-year tenure `the greatest period of the Never Ending Tour'), Paul Simon, Phil Lesh, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow, Keith Richards, Cyndi Lauper, Hot Tuna and Mavis Staples. In addition to his Grammy wins, Campbell has won the Lifetime Achievement Award (2008) and Instrumentalist of the Year Award (2013) from the Americana Music Association.
    1. Surrender to Love
    2. Bad Luck Charm
    3. Another One More Time
    4. Down on My Knees
    5. You're Running Wild
    6. Everybody Loves You
    7. Did You Love Me at All
    8. Ain't Nobody For Me
    9. Midnight Highway
    10. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning
    11. Attics of My Life
    Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
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  • Livin' On A High Note Livin' On A High Note Quick View

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    Livin' On A High Note

    Mavis Staples has been a soul and gospel music legend for more than 50 years. Her work fronting the legendary Staples Singers defined the sound of politically-committed soul and influenced generations of musicians. As a solo artist in her own right she has helped to define much of what is righteous and soulful in American music.


    With Livin' On A High Note, Mavis Staples has delivered the most joyful and uplifting record of her career. 12 original songs written exclusively for Mavis by some of the finest songwriters of our time including M .Ward, Ben Harper, Valerie June, Neko Case, tune-yards, Nick Cave, John Baptiste, Justin Vernon, Aloe Blacc, and more.


    1. Take Us Back
    2. Love And Trust
    3. If It's A Light
    4. Action
    5. High Note
    6. Don't Cry
    7. Tomorrow
    8. Dedicated
    9. History Now
    10. One Love
    11. Jesus Lay Down Beside Me
    12. MLK Song
    Mavis Staples
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  • Todd Todd Quick View

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    Todd


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation Of This 1973 Masterwork!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Bearsville Records Tapes


    As founding member of the late sixties Philly rockers Nazz, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, songwriter and producer
    Todd Rundgren was barely in his 20's when he began his long solo journey and became one of the music industry's most
    prolific and celebrated rock artists.


    For his 5th album Todd, the legendary Todd Rundgren delivered a huge double album event complete with 17 stellar
    performances making this one of his most revered efforts of his four decade career. As with many of his solo albums, Todd
    played mostly all of the instruments, sang, wrote and produced this masterwork. The album also catapulted Todd Rundren's
    marquee as a singer/songwriter even further with his smash hit single A Dream Goes On Forever.


    Album opener How About A Little Fanfare immediately brings the listener onto a hypnotic prog-rock journey as only
    Todd Rundgren can deliver. With solid tracks like I Think You Know, filled with exceptional guitar work, solid lyrical imagery
    and his soulful vocals, the artist truly pours it all out on this tune. More smashes abound as A Dream Goes On Forever sets
    the other three sides of this masterwork into full swing.


    Known to write some very key ballads in his long career, Todd nails one of his finest ever with his brilliant Philly soul
    sound on The Last Ride. Soon to be followed with more hard rockers like his guitar driven Everybody's Going To Heaven/
    King Kong Reggae and the iconic Heavy Metal Kids, the future electronica of In And Out The Chakras We Go, the soulful pop
    of Izzat Love, and the superlative album closer Sons of 1984 all would go on to become Todd Rundgren staples and some
    of his most enduring work ever recorded.


    This amazing two album set hasn't been on vinyl for several decades that is until now Friday Music is honored to
    announce for the first time ever on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl, the classic Todd Rundgren masterwork Todd. As a continuing
    installment in our career spanning Todd Rundgren Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series, this limited edition album will
    also be presented for a very short time in a first time gatefold cover which will feature the original LP cover artwork, photo
    and lyrics, not seen in decades.


    Mastered from the authorized original Bearsville Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (Todd Rundgren, Meat Loaf, The Cars)
    at Friday Music Studios, the Todd album will be one of the most anticipated audiophile albums released this fall.


    Todd Rundgren Todd A history making rock album from a rock legend, an audiophile dream release first time
    180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay
    tuned for more Todd Rundgren & Utopia original Bearsville Records and Warner Bros. Records audiophile recordings from
    Friday Music.

    LP 1
    1. How About A Little Fanfare
    2. I Think You Know
    3. The Spark Of Life
    4. An Elpee's Worth Of Toons
    5. A Dream Goes On Forever
    6. Lord Chancellor's Nightmare Song
    7. Drunken Blue Rooster
    8. The Last Ride
    9. Everybody's Going to Heaven/King Kong Reggae


    LP 2
    1. No. 1 Lowest Common Denominator
    2. Useless Begging
    3. Sidewalk Cafe
    4. Izzat Love?
    5. Heavy Metal Kids
    6. In And Out The Chakras We Go formerly: Shaft Goes To Outer Space)
    7. Don't You Ever Learn
    8. Sons of 1984

    Todd Rundgren
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  • Christmas In Soulsville Christmas In Soulsville Quick View

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    Christmas In Soulsville

    A collection of soulful holiday tunes. This festive compilation includes yuletide songs from the likes of Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Booker T & The MGs, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and many others.
    1. Merry Christmas, Baby [take 1] - Otis Redding
    2. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas - The Staple Singers
    3. Winter Wonderland [take 2] - Booker T & The MG's
    4. The Mistletoe And Me (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    5. Black Christmas - The Emotions
    6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Albert King
    7. White Christmas - Rance Allen Group
    8. I'll Be Your Santa Baby - Rufus Thomas
    9. Please Come Home For Christmas - Little Johnny Taylor
    10. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions
    11. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Mack Rice
    12. Winter Snow (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    13. It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees
    14. Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Albert King
    15. That Makes Christmas Day - Rufus Thomas
    Various Artists
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  • Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Jesus Rocked the Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Quick View

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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
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  • Only For The Lonely Only For The Lonely Quick View

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    Only For The Lonely

    Mavis Staples has worn many hats over the years - that of an uplifting gospel singer, a civil rights activist, soulful frontwoman for the Staple Singers, a solo artist, and, most recently, the subject of new documentary Mavis!. Released 45 years ago, 1970's Only for the Lonely marked the R&B star's second solo effort. AllMusic.com proclaims the album to be "one of the best LPs Mavis Staples ever recorded [Staples'] energy, delivery, timing, and technique were consistently awesome."
    1. I Have Learned To Do Without You
    2. How Many Times
    3. Endlessly
    4. You're The Fool
    5. Since I Fell For You
    6. What Happened To The Real Me
    7. Since You Became A Part Of My Life
    8. It Makes Me Wanna Cry
    9. Don't Change Me Now
    Mavis Staples
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  • Your Good Fortune Your Good Fortune Quick View

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    Your Good Fortune

    In conjunction with the new career documentary film Mavis! which premieres at SXSW Film this spring,
    ANTI- is pleased to announce a unique collaboration between two generations of ANTI- artists. For the recording
    of the EP Your Good Fortune, gospel and soul legend Mavis Staples went into the studio with new
    ANTI- singer-songwriter-producer Son Little, recording two new Son Little original songs, and two vivid
    reworkings of Staple Singers classics. To hear Mavis' clarion voice bedded in Son Little's ancient/modern
    swirl of swamp guitar and b-boy programming is to discover the knife edge of Mavis Staples' art.
    1. Your Good Fortune
    2. Fight
    3. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean
    4. Wish I Had Answered
    Mavis Staples
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  • One True Vine One True Vine Quick View

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    One True Vine

    Coming off the huge success of her first collaboration with Wilco frontman
    Jeff Tweedy - the Grammy winning You Are Not Alone - Mavis Staples
    wanted to make their second album together both a continuation of the
    joyous spirit of the first, and an evolution. With new song offerings from
    Alan Sparhawk of Low, Nick Lowe, and three new Tweedy originals, One True
    Vine is at once a darker and more uplifting album, anchored by reinventions
    of two 70s classics - Funkadelic's "Can You Get to That?" and the Staples
    Singer's "I Like the Things About Me." Tweedy and Staples have constructed
    a dense narrative arc, that starts with the literal soulsearching of Sparhawk's
    "One Holy Ghost" and Tweedy's "Jesus Wept," and then breaks wide open
    with Nick Lowe'ssoaring "Far Celestial Shores," a song he wrote for Mavis
    after touring together with Wilco. After that,the album builds to full tent
    revival mode, as the dark night of the soul passes and joy arrives in the form
    of Mavis' glorious voice. Closing out with Tweedy's rapturoustitle track,
    One True Vine truly builds on the promise of You Are Not Alone, and will
    delight the myriad fans discovering Mavis for the first time though her
    Grammy wins and performances, her White House performance in the
    tribute to Memphis Soul, and the glorious second act of this American icon.
    1. Holy Ghost
    2. Every Step
    3. Can You Get To That
    4. Jesus Wept
    5. Far Celestial Shores
    6. What Are They Doing In Heaven Today
    7. Sow Good Seeds
    8. I Like The Things About Me
    9. Woke Up This Morning (With Jesus On My Mind)
    10. One True Vine
    Mavis Staples
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  • If All I Was Was Black If All I Was Was Black Quick View

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    If All I Was Was Black

    "Mavis has done it all and worked with
    just about everybody from Bob Dylan to
    Prince to Jeff Tweedy She still is singing
    for justice and equality and influencing a
    new generation of musicians and fans."
    - President Barack Obama


    A voice of reassurance in troubled times." - Chicago Tribune


    "Rather than protest the state of the world, Staples is toasting
    human endurance-- hers as well as ours." - Pitchfork


    "a voice that has lost none of its gutsy power since she unleashed
    it, some six decades ago." - New York Times


    MAVIS STAPLES is an American Music legend. She
    was at the forefront of the civil rights movement in the
    1960's, as singer for the legendary gospel group, The
    Staples Singers. Mavis, along with her father, Pops,
    and siblings marched and worked alongside Dr. Martin
    Luther King, Jr on the fight for equality in this country.


    In December 2016, Mavis went to Washington, DC
    to receive the coveted Kennedy Center Honors from
    President Obama, with whom she has had a long
    standing friendship. Mavis invited Wilco frontman and
    dear friend, Jeff Tweedy as her guest for the weekend's
    festivities. The two spent hours discussing the
    current events and how today's fight for equality is
    very similar to those in the '60s. Inspired by these
    events, Mavis and Jeff got together and wrote Mavis'
    new album, If All I Was Was Black, produced by Jeff
    Tweedy. The new album is a perfect message for our
    time and is by far Mavis' best work to date.

    1. Little Bit
    2. If All I Was Was Black
    3. Who Told You Tha
    4. Ain't No Doubt About It
    5. Peaceful Dream
    6. No Time For Crying
    7. Build A Bridge
    8. We Go High
    9. Try Harder
    10. All Over Again
    Mavis Staples
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  • MEmphis Rock And Soul MEmphis Rock And Soul Quick View

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    MEmphis Rock And Soul

    Melissa Etheridge has announced the release of her new album MEmphis Rock and Soul, a tribute to Stax Records and the rich history of classic Southern soul, scheduled for release via Stax Records, a division of Concord Music Group. The album is a collection of deep soul covers associated with the original Stax label, including songs recorded by Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, The Staple Singers, William Bell and more. The album also features new, original verses written by Melissa on two of the tracks.


    While the original Stax studio is long gone, Etheridge took to another hallowed local spot, Willie Mitchell's Royal Studios (home to Al Green, Ann Peebles and others), to channel the classic Memphis sounds found on these soulful standards. MEmphis Rock and Soul was produced by Willie's son Boo Mitchell, and features a backing band comprised of Hodges Brothers and other top Memphis musicians who are legends in their own right. Etheridge even recorded with Al Green's famed RCA 77DX ribbon microphone (No. 9"). MEmphis Rock and Soul also spotlights the empowering role Stax played in the Civil Rights Movement, a fitting theme for Melissa, who has become a pivotal voice of the modern LGBT rights movement.

    1. Memphis Train
    2. Respect Yourself (People Stand Up)
    3. Who's Making Love
    4. Hold On, I'm Coming
    5. I've Been Loving You Too Long (To Stop Now)
    6. Any Other Way
    7. I'm A Lover
    8. Rock Me Baby
    9. I Forgot to Be Your Lover
    10. Wait A Minute
    11. Born Under A Bad Sign
    12. I've Got Dreams to Remember
    Melissa Etheridge
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    Good Thing

    80's Icon - Paul Young Returns With His First Album In 20 years - Good Thing


    Paul remembered for his Billboard Top 10 Hit - Everytime You Go Away, his Gold selling album 'The Secret Of Association' & performance at Live Aid. He was one of the biggest stars of the era, on both sides of the Atlantic.


    Executive producer and partner in the 'Good Thing' project is world renowned Arthur Baker, best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa & Planet Patrol, crossover pop acts New Order and the Pet Shop Boys, here he channels some of his later work with Al Green. The album is a collection of classic soul covers and sees Paul return to the soulful roots sound that catapulted him to worldwide fame.


    Stemming from Memphis soul as a starting point; which is why Stax Records (a major factor in the creation of Southern and Memphis Soul) feature so heavily on this new album. From Al Green's 'L-O-V-E', The Staple Singer's 'Touch A Hand, Make A Friend' and Syl Johnson's 'Back For A Taste Of Your Love', & Jonnie Taylor's 'I Believe In You' - 'Good Thing' is, in Paul's opinion, the cream of soul in one collection:


    "This album is a labor of love, my soulful dream realized for everyone to now share," states Paul. "I've carefully selected and re-recorded some of the most beautiful, iconic and rare soul tracks of all time and I hope people enjoy this album as much as I've loved creating it."


    1. L-O-V-E (Love)
    2. Touch A Hand, Make A Friend
    3. Eloise (Hang On In There)
    4. Back For a Taste of Your Love
    5. Big Bird
    6. Ain't That a Lot of Love
    7. Slipped, Tripped and Fell In Love
    8. I Believe In You (You Believe In Me)
    9. Words
    10. Your Good Thing (Is About To End)
    Paul Young
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    Rehab Reunion

    Rehab Reunion, Hornsby's piano-free new album, features guest appearances by Bon Iver's Justin Vernon as well as the magisterial soul-gospel singer Mavis Staples. Recorded in Williamsburg with The Noisemakers, produced by Hornsby, it's a trenchantly sung ten-song collection that spins into intricate dramatic scenes mundane things like skipping town ("M.I.A. in M.I.A.M.I."), calculating gratuities at restaurants ("Tipping"), and airport security as sensual experience ("TSA Man"). But it also captures rarer stretches of life that seek or attain transcendence.
    1. Over the Rise (featuring Justin Vernon)
    2. Soon Enough
    3. M.I.A. in M.I.A.M.I.
    4. Tipping
    5. Rehab Reunion
    6. Hey Kafka
    7. Tropical Cashmere Sweater
    8. TSA Man
    9. The Valley Road
    10. Celestial Road (featuring Mavis Staples)
    Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers
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    Home Again

    Few records make such an instant impression as Home Again, the debut album by Michael Kiwanuka, winner of the prestigious BBC Sound of 2012 prize. Immersing the listener in a sound that is both modern and at the same time as familiar as the classics, it manages to strike the balance between being contemporary and somehow utterly timeless. For Kiwanuka, key musical touchstones include Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Shuggie Otis, Roberta Flack's First Take, Bill Withers' Live At Carnegie Hall and D'Angelo's modern soul landmark Voodoo.


    Born in Muswell Hill to Ugandan ÉmigrÉ parents, Kiwanuka was brought up in a home from which music was largely absent, with his first introduction to rock (Nirvana, Radiohead) arriving at the same time as he began to hang with the skater kids in the north London suburb during his early teenage years. Later coming across a soul compilation album given away with a music monthly, he was enthralled by the sound of Otis Redding's studio talkback discussions with his engineer while recording an outtake version of (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay. From this point on, he resolved to make music that sounded raw and authentic.


    Though deeply into soul and jazz, he found real inspiration in the cross-pollination of the two styles with folk in the music of Bill Withers. "Bill Withers was very rootsy and earthy," he points out, "but people branded him as a soul singer. To me, he was a folk artist. So that encouraged me to keep going, 'cause I didn't know where I would fit in as a black guy with an acoustic guitar."


    While performing on the acoustic circuit around London, Kiwanuka quickly attracted interest and made connections, not least with his current manager who in turn garnered the attention of Communion Records, the label that in 2011 released the singer's first two acclaimed EPs, Tell Me A Tale and I'm Getting Ready. Both of these EPs, as with Home Again, were produced by Paul Butler (The Bees) in his vintage equipment-stuffed basement studio at his house in Ventnor on the Isle Of Wight. Together the pair played almost every instrument to be heard on the album, with Butler's remarkably intimate, detailed productions adorned with everything from flute to brass to sitar to aching strings, perfectly matching Kiwanuka's visions for his songs.


    "The way we made the record was very modern," the singer points out. "There was loads of editing. We manipulated it to get exactly what we wanted." From the opening bars of the stirring Tell Me A Tale, it is instantly clear that Home Again is a very special album. While its more upbeat characteristics are embodied in the Prince Buster-like loping of the lovelorn but irresistibly catchy Bones and the rolling soul groove of I'll Get Along, elsewhere it proves itself to be a record of real stripped-down beauty.


    In I Won't Lie, with its gospel-infused echoes of The Staples Singers, Kiwanuka offers something akin to a modern spiritual, while in Rest he turns in a tender love lullaby and in Always Waiting, he blends classical elements with the confessional intimacy of Roberta Flack. It is with the title track of Home Again, however, that Michael Kiwanuka feels the record's sounds and themes are ultimately encapsulated. "That's the song that really for me ties everything together," he says. "It's one of the earliest songs I wrote for the album and even though I progressed and changed stuff in the studio, it was the one I could never throw away. Like a lot of them, it's a hopeful song. I use home as the metaphor for contentment and peace within."


    Other parts of the record, on the other hand, find Kiwanuka struggling for peace of mind and using his songs as a form of self-empowerment, not least in the soulful I'm Getting Ready, the darker, unburdening Any Day Will Do Fine and the self-explanatory Worry Walks Beside Me. "It can really paralyze you, if you worry too much," the singer admits. "I do tend to overthink things. All of these songs are me talking to myself, really. Trying to encourage myself to believe."

    1. Tell Me A Tale
    2. Rest
    3. I'll Get Along
    4. Home Again
    5. I'm Getting Ready
    6. Bones
    7. Always Waiting
    8. I Won't Be Long
    9. Any Day Will Do Fine
    10. Worry Walks Beside Me
    11. Lasan
    Michael Kiwanuka
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    Trying To Live My Life Without You

    Otis Clay is one of the premier deep soul and gospel singers working today. His raw, fiery vocals drive an energetic and danceable blend of soul, r&b and blues in the tradition of such deep soul singers as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke.


    A master showman, Otis Clay stays in demand for festival and concert appearances in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Noteworthy recent appearances include headlining The 2006 Japan Blues and Soul Festival Tour, headlining the opening night and being Honorary President of The 2006 Blues Passions Festival in Cognac, France a special guest appearance at The Chicago Emmy Awards in Nov., 2006 and the 2007 Chicago Gospel Music Festival.


    Born in Waxhaw, Mississippi, Clay began his career in gospel singing with groups such as The Pilgrim Harmonizers, The Gospel Songbirds and the legendary Sensational Nightingales. His recording of When The Gates Swing Open was a hit in the mid-80's and is included on The Gospel Truth cd released on Blind Pig Records. Both When The Gates Swing Open and The Gospel Truth remain staples on gospel radio today. As a singer and producer, Otis Clay remains very active in gospel. Walk A Mile In My Shoes, a new cd featuring Otis' version of this classic song has been released on his own Echo Records label.


    Clay launched and established his career as a deep soul singer with his first recordings made in the mid-60s for George Leaner's One-derful label in Chicago. A series of hit singles including Trying To Live My Life Without You produced by Willie Mitchell in Memphis for Hi Records followed in the '70's. Otis has also recorded for the Cotillion, Kayvette, Elka and Rounder labels as well as his own Echo Records. The intensity and passion of his live shows are captured on Soul Man: Live in Japan (Rounder) and Respect Yourself (Blind Pig) recorded live at The Lucerne Blues Festival in Switzerland.


    A long time resident of Chicago's West Side, Otis Clay is actively involved as a board member of People For New Direction, a community-based non-profit creating economic initiatives to address a number of issues on the West Side. People For New Direction consists of West Side businessmen and women, doctors, ministers and others who believe strongly in giving something back to the community where they live and work.


    As Chairman of The Board of the non-profit Tobacco Road, Inc. (TRI, Inc.), Otis was heavily involved in the extensive planning, fundraising and development of The Harold Washington Cultural Center at 47th and King Drive which has served as the cornerstone for the revitalization and redevelopment of the historic Bronzeville neighborhood. The Cultural Center, which includes the state-of-the-art 1,000 seat Com-Ed Performing Arts Theatre, is built on the former site of The Regal Theatre, the legendary venue for national and Chicago-based r&b/soul, blues, jazz and comedy stars.


    Whether bringing audiences around the globe to their feet with his fiery brand of soul and gospel or working tirelessly with community and church leaders to provide better economic and cultural opportunities for West and South Side Chicago residents, Otis Clay has proven himself to be a national treasure.

    1. Trying To Live My Life Without You
    2. I Die A Little Each Day
    3. Holding On To A Dying Love
    4. I Can't Make It Alone
    5. That's How It Is
    6. I Love You I Need You
    7. You Can't Keep Running From My Love
    8. Precious Precious
    9. Home Is Where The Heart Is
    10. Too Many Hands
    Otis Clay
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    Missing In Action

    The first new Missing Persons studio album in over 25 years featuring the unmistakable voice of '80s new wave icon, influential lead singer Dale Bozzio.


    Such memorable hits as "Words," "Destination Unknown," and "Walking In L.A." made Missing Persons a household name in the '80s and a staple of early MTV thanks in part to the cutting edge fashion statements of Bozzio, which inspired the likes of Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Lady GaGa, and others.


    Written and produced by the multi-talented Billy Sherwood (William Shatner / Prog Collective) who worked closely with Bozzio to create an album that can stand alongside the rest of the Missing Persons catalog while bringing a modern twist that fans will appreciate.

    1. Do Or Die
    2. Hello, Hello
    3. Walk Into The Sun
    4. Covert Operation
    5. The More We Love
    6. Crisis In Overdrive
    7. All The Way
    8. If I Gave You My Mind
    9. Siren Song
    10. The Speed Of Light
    Missing Persons Featuring Dale Bozzio
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    Far Beyond Bootleg- Live From Donington '94

    Following up the 20th anniversary edition of their landmark #1 album Far Beyond Driven, Pantera are continuing the celebration with the upcoming vinyl release FAR BEYOND BOOTLEG - LIVE FROM DONINGTON '94.


    The live show was included on the second disc of the Far Beyond Driven reissue and will be available on LP for the first time.The show captures the band - singer Philip Anselmo, guitarist Dimebag Darrell, bassist Rex Brown and drummer Vinnie Paul - in top form, shredding through nine songs in 40 minutes. Recorded at the Monsters of Rock Festival in Donington, England on June 4, 1994, the performance features classic Pantera tracks taken from the band's three most recent albums including: Use My Third Arm and Strength Beyond Strength from Far Beyond Driven, Walk, Mouth For War, and This Love off of Vulgar Display of Power, plus the title track from Cowboys from Hell as well as the live staple melding Domination and Hollow.

    1. Use My Third Arm
    2. Walk
    3. Strength Beyond Strength
    4. Domination / Hollow
    5. Slaughtered
    6. Fucking Hostile
    7. This Love
    8. Mouth For War
    9. Cowboys From Hell
    Pantera
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    Heart Like A Wheel (Pre-Order)


    Linda Ronstadt's 1974 Breakthrough Remains a Paragon of Extraordinary Performance, Arranging, and Songwriting: Heart Like a Wheel Features an All-Star Instrumental Cast and Singer at Her Best


    Audiophile Clarity, Profound Depth, Lifelike Naturalism, and Transfixing Warmth: Numbered, Limited-Edition Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Meticulously Mastered for Supreme Sound


    How to put the ageless appeal, artistic splendor, and imaginative instrumental variety of Linda Ronstadt's Heart Like a Wheel in proper perspective more than four decades after its original release? For starters, the 1974 landmark earned three major Grammy nominations and won for Best Country Vocal Performance - Female. But that feat pales in comparison to what the record did for Ronstadt, who became the decade's most in-demand, multifaceted, and cherished female singer soon after it captured the public's attention. Or the fact that it remains a paragon of songwriting, arrangement, and performance - a trifecta that still holds sway in this era or any. Mobile Fidelity's reissue puts it over the top to stay.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on dead-quiet 180g vinyl at RTI, this LP reissue presents Heart Like a Wheel with astounding clarity, depth, and naturalism. Still the most difficult instrument to accurately capture, the female voice is here conveyed with transfixing realism, warmth, and feeling. The inner beauty of Ronstadt's flawless phrasing and passionate inflections bears out with obvious candor, her tonality and emotiveness pouring through every lyric and wordless expression.


    Yet the advantages of this limited, numbered-edition audiophile version extend far beyond the intimacy afforded Ronstadt's singing. Specifically, the majesty of Peter Asher's crafty arrangements now come to life like never before. Free of the fatiguing high frequencies and flat, dull responsiveness inherent on previous remasters and the original Capitol issue, respectively, this 180g LP sets the sonic standard and lets the extraordinary instrumental blends blossom with openness, airiness, and organic textures.


    While Ronstadt's interpretive skills and stunning vocals remain front and center, the all-star cast of California-based musicians that helped transform Heart Like a Wheel into a 1970s mainstream pop-rock staple - and a lasting example of the period's laid-back West Coast sound - cannot be forgotten. Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Emmylou Harris, Maria Muldaur, Herb Pedersen, David Lindley, J.D. Souther, and Andrew Gold are just a few of the luminaries that ensure the Billboard chart-topping set rests on an unassailable foundation. Asher puts everything in the right place and, in concert with the headliner, chooses a repertoire of standards that both shakes up traditions and pays homage to them.


    The other secrets to the record's distinctiveness lie with Ronstadt's versatility and passion, her uncanny ability to inhabit every lyric with conviction and believability, and her graceful technique. As Stephen Holden stated in his rave review of the album for Rolling Stone in early 1975, No other pop singer so perfectly embodies the Western mythical girl/woman, heartbroken yet resilient and entirely feminine in the traditional sense. There is a throbbing edge to Ronstadt's honey-colored soprano that no other singer quite possesses - the edge between vulnerability and willfulness that I find totally, irresistibly sexy.


    Ronstadt indeed proves seductive and inviting throughout, whether on the bluesy reading of Clint Ballad Jr.'s You're No Good, harmony-rich treatment of Hank Williams' I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You), folk-rock lilt of Lowell George's Willin', or soulful send-up of Phil Everly's When Will I Be Loved? Complete with piano, double bass, cello, viola, and fiddle, as well as support vocals from Muldaur, the cover of Anna McGarrigle's title track reinforces the one-of-a-kind expanse and all-for-one chemistry evident throughout the double-platinum effort - the kind of record they just don't make anymore.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. You're No Good
    2. It Doesn't Matter Anymore
    3. Faithless Love
    4. The Dark End of the Street
    5. Heart Like a Wheel
    6. When Will I Be Loved
    7. Willin'
    8. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still in Love with You)
    9. Keep Me from Blowing Away
    10. You Can Close Your Eyes
    Linda Ronstadt
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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