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    Still Bill

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    It's rich, subtly layered music, but its best attribute is that it comes on easy, never sounding labored or overworked.
    In fact, it takes several spins of the album to realize just how versatile Withers is on 'Still Bill', to hear how he makes intricate, funky rhythms sound as effortless and simple as the album's best-known song, the gospel-tinged inspirational anthem Lean on Me.

    That's the genius behind Withers' music: it's warm and easily accessible, but it has a depth and complexity that reveals itself over numerous plays.


    Then there's the quality of the songwriting, which is as assured on the grooving Lonely Town, Lonely Street as it is on the suspicious, paranoid Who Is He (And What Is He to You)? or Use Me, where he happily submits to being used by his object of affection.



    This high level of songwriting is sustained throughout the record, making this probably his best record ever.

    1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street

    2. Let Me In Your Life

    3. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?

    4. Use Me

    5. Lean On Me

    6. Kissing My Love

    7. I Don't Know

    8. Another Day To Run

    9. I Don't Want You On My Mind
    10. Take It All In And Check It All Out
    Bill Withers
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    Still Bill

    Still Bill is the second studio album from Bill Withers, originally released in 1972 and featuring the mega-hit "Lean On Me" (the first track ever to reach #1 on the Soul chart and the Billboard Hot 100). Featuring members of the Watts 103rd St. Rhythm Band, Still Bill also features the funky classic, "Use Me", amongst a handful of other powerful songwriting and performance efforts. Possibly Withers' finest album from start to finish, it's reissued here on 180 gram vinyl in a deluxe reproduction of the original sleeve.
    1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    2. Let Me In Your Life
    3. Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?
    4. Use Me
    5. Lean On Me
    6. Kissing My Love
    7. I Don't Know
    8. Another Day To Run
    9. I Don't Want You On My Mind
    10. Take It All In And Check It All Out
    Bill Withers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bill Withers' Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Bill Withers' Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Bill Withers' Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)

    Bill Withers Bill Withers' Greatest Hits on Numbered Limited Edition 180g LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Bill Withers' Smooth Soul Voice, Mellow Grooves, and Gospel Accents Inform Beloved Work: Booker T. Jones, Al Jackson, and Stephen Stills Among Guest Instrumentalists on Greatest Hits


    Essential Bill Withers' Greatest Hits Compilation Includes Ubiquitous Classics Such as Ain't No Sunshine, Lean on Me, Lovely Day, Use Me, and Grandma's Hands


    Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Pressed at RTI: Roots R&B Has Never Sounded Better on Any Format


    Bill Withers created mellow, downhome-style soul for barely more than a decade before retreating from the industry to pursue craftsman interests. Yet over the course of the handful of albums he made for Sussex and CBS, the Appalachian native struck lasting emotional chords in legends ranging from Booker T. Jones to Stephen Stills - not to mention the millions of listeners that fell under the spell of now-standard tracks such as Lean on Me, Use Me, and Ain't No Sunshine. The antithesis of the sweaty R&B shouter that prowled the edge of stages, Withers dealt in calm and vulnerability, qualities that come to fore on the seminal Bill Withers' Greatest Hits.


    Pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's vinyl reissue of the 1981 compilation provides a transparent view of Withers' relaxing timbre and the subtle grooves underlining his arrangements. Characteristics ranging from the tension of the guitars, funky bends of the bass, whisper-soft coo of the formal strings, airiness of the backing harmonies, and sharpness of the snare drum emerge with utmost clarity and lifelike presence. Always prized for its naked honesty and pure conviction, Withers' music positively caresses the senses on this LP, the unadulterated production and beautiful soundscapes revealed anew with each listen.


    Incredibly, Withers almost never got a shot at recording. After receiving a deal from Sussex while laboring as a toilet-seat manufacturer, he landed in the care of Stax bandleader Booker T. Jones, who gathered most of his fellow MG members - along with Stills and Jim Keltner - to assist in Withers' debut. Two takes from those sessions, the Grammy-winning Ain't No Sunshine and devotional Grandma's Hands, are included here, and showcase the vocalist's incredible breath control, folksy drawl, and restrained phrasing. They also indicate his penchant for converting biographical experience into eminently catchy combinations of pop, gospel, blues, and soul.


    Evidence of Withers' crossover appeal is found not only via his chart successes on both the pop and R&B charts, but in the DNA of his best work. There's not one forgettable moment on Greatest Hits. Covered by the likes of Fiona Apple, Mick Jagger, Isaac Hayes, Alicia Keys, and dozens more, Use Me rides a riveting clarinet riff and urban tempo to express the double-edged feelings associated with an edgy relationship. On the loping Who Is He (And What Is He to You?), Withers again splits the bitter and sweet. For the Latin-tinged Lovely Day, Withers holds a single note for 18 seconds and composed a song that's been sampled and rerecorded countless times by artists spanning Diana Ross to R. Kelly. And with Lean on Me, the West Virginian devised a masterpiece that's been for more than four decades part of the classic American songbook, an updated hymn carried to immortality by members of the Charles Wright & 103rd Street Rhythm Band.


    A veritable template for British soul contemporaries like Sam Smith and an extension of the timeless fare explored by Van Morrison, Curtis Mayfield, and Al Green, Bill Withers' Greatest Hits belongs in every music lover's library.


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    1. Just the Two of Us

    2. Use Me

    3. Ain't No Sunshine

    4. Lovely Day

    5. I Want to Spend the Night

    6. Soul Shadows

    7. Lean on Me

    8. Grandma's Hands

    9. Hello Like Before

    10. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
    Bill Withers
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  • Wild Bill Davis And Johnny Hodges In Atlantic City (Speakers Corner) Wild Bill Davis And Johnny Hodges In Atlantic City (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Wild Bill Davis And Johnny Hodges In Atlantic City (Speakers Corner)

    In the Sixties, the two befriended musicians Wild Bill Davis and Johnny Hodges often met up for jam sessions, at galas with Duke Ellington, and in various studios to make recordings for several record companies. However, their live concerts in Grace's Little Belmont in Atlantic City in 1966 were the declared highlights for critics, the public and musicians alike. This is not only proved by the masses of people who swarmed to the club, which was always jam-packed, it is also reflected in the sales figures of their recordings.



    On the present recording, the listener is offered a first-class programme of own compositions, Duke Ellington hits, and head arrangements. Good Queen Bess and Rockville are quite exceptional, and the other titles are hardly less enthralling. The rhythm group is hotter than hot with Lionel Hampton's Bobby Durham on the drums, and the two grand old men of swing really let themselves go. The trombonist Lawrence Brown, musical buddy from the Duke Ellington Orchestra, grooves in the background and we can be happy (thanks to the producer Rad McCuen!) that we can still thoroughly enjoy this great disc almost 50 years later.



    Recording: August 1966 live at Grace's Little Belmont, Atlantic City (USA), by Ed Begley

    Production: Brad McCuen



    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. It's Only A Paper Moon
    2. Taffy
    3. Good Queen Bess
    4. L B Blues
    5. In A Mellotone
    6. Rockville
    7. I'll Always Love You
    8. It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
    9. Belle Of The Bellmount
    Wild Bill Davis & Johnny Hodges
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  • Crosby, Stills and Nash Crosby, Stills and Nash Quick View

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    Crosby, Stills and Nash

    Ranked 259/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    One of the most enduring musical partnerships of our time, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Crosby, Stills & Nash (CSN) are revered for their peerless vocal harmonies, inspired songwriting and musical virtuosity. When the trio first sang together at a friends Laurel Canyon house in 1968, their uncanny harmonic convergence was immediately apparent, and CSN took shape. Each member came to the new venture from other high-profile bands, Crosby from the Byrds, Stills from Buffalo Springfield and Nash from the Hollies, and together they formed that rarest of musical entities, a supergroup that lived up to its billing.


    CSNs stunning 1969 self-titled debut album is one of the true masterpieces of the rock n roll canon. The album made it all the way to #6 on the Billboard charts and delivered two Top 40 Pop singles with Marrakesh Express and Suite: Judy Blue Eyes. Also features the CSN classics Guinnevere, Wooden Ships, Helplessly Hoping and Long Time Gone.


    Crosby, Stills & Nash are a most important part of the brilliant history at Atlantic Records. The uniqueness of their vocal blend, as well as the uniqueness of each solo voice, made them the top vocal group in the world, and they are still today thrilling millions of fans they have accumulated over the years. Ahmet Ertegun

    1. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes
    2. Marrakesh Express
    3. Guinnevere
    4. You Dont Have To Cry
    5. Pre-Road Downs
    6. Wooden Ships
    7. Lady Of The Island
    8. Helplessly Hoping
    9. Long Time Gone
    10. 49 Bye-Byes
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
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    Menagerie

    Import

    Bill Withers has been making a comeback since the release of the documentary Still Bill, but there are many who would argue that, although he hasn't recorded an album since 1985, he never really left. His musical legacy has found a place in our hearts and settled into our subconscious, none more so than Menagerie's opening track "Lovely Day". Every song as smooth as the next, this upbeat album is perfect for the summer to come. There's a relaxed vibe running through every note - even in the more up-tempo songs - and a consistency here that shows Bill at his best. Now's the perfect time to add this certified gold record that hasn't been reissued on vinyl since 1978 to your ever-growing Bill Withers collection!

    1. Lovely Day
    2. I Want To Spend The Night
    3. Lovely Night For Dancing
    4. Then You Smile At Me
    5. She Wants To (Get On Down)
    6. It Ain't Because Of Me Baby
    7. Tender Things
    8. Wintertime
    9. Let Me Be The One You Need
    Bill Withers
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    Naked & Warm

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    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
    5. Dreams
    6. If I Didn't Mean You Well
    7. I'll Be With You
    8. City Of The Angels
    9. My Imagination
    Bill Withers
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  • Live At Carnegie Hall Live At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Live At Carnegie Hall

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    Reissued for the First Time Since 1975 on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Bill Withers' 'Live At Carnegie Hall' was recorded almost 40 years ago on a rainy Friday evening, but it is still regarded as one of the best live performances in the history of Soul music.


    With beautiful renditions of his classics 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Use Me', 'Grandma's Hands' and of course his biggest hit 'Lean On Me', this shouldn't come as a surprise. Withers' brand of melancholy Soul plucks at your heartstrings and creates a wistful yearning, but it is still one of the most uplifting pieces of music you will ever find.

    LP 1
    1. Use Me
    2. Friend Of Mine
    3. Ain't No Sunshine
    4. Grandma's Hands
    5. World Keeps Going Around
    6. Let Me In Your Life
    7. Better Off Dead
    8. For My Friend


    LP 2
    1. I Can't Write Left-Handed
    2. Lean On Me
    3. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    4. Hope She'll Be Happier
    5. Let Us Love
    6. Medley: Harlem/Cold Baloney

    Bill Withers
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  • Just As I Am (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Just As I Am (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Just As I Am (Speakers Corner) (Awaiting Repress)

    Just As I Am - anyone who sets off on a late career can already have earned himself quite a reputation, although in the case of Bill Withers it had had nothing to do with music at this stage. Withers served for many years with the US Navy, had a job as a milkman, and installed toilets in jets for American aeroplane construction companies; all the while he bombarded record companies with self-produced demo tapes which landed in the dustbin. In 1971 came his breakthrough when the successful producer Booker T. Jones hauled him on board and sent him into the recording studio with guitarist Stephen Stills, drummer Al Jackson and bass player Donald 'Duck' Dunn.



    In his debut album Withers demonstrates his universal, mature competence as a singer, composer and performer, which was hardly surpassed in his later recordings. Harlem, an unadorned milieu-funk number about the New York slums, Grandma's Hands, with its obligatory retrospect of his childhood, and the sentimental ballad Ain't No Sunshine with its prayer-wheel-like »I know, I know ...«, repeated over and over again on the offbeat, are the musical credo of a experienced artist in his mid-thirties who at last is given a hearing. There's simply no alternative to this recording by the great songwriter with the small repertoire.



    Musicians:



    • Bill Withers (vocal, guitar)

    • Booker T. Jones (arranger, organ, guitar)

    • Steven Stills (guitar)

    • Donald Duck Dunn, Chris Ethridge (bass)

    • Al Jackson, Jim Keltner (drums)

    • Bobbie Hall Porter (percussion)




    Recording: 1971 at Sunset Sound Recorders by Bill Lazerus and at Wally Heider Recording Studio by Bill Halverson, both Hollywood, Ca.

    Production: Booker T. Jones





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    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
    Bill Withers
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Live At Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco Live At Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco Quick View

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    Live At Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco

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    Despite being at the tail end of Quicksilver's career, this live date from Winterland on December 1, 1973 shows that they were still a force to be reckoned with live. Headlining a bill that also featured Cippolina's new project, Copperhead, as well as the Sons Of Champlin, Quicksilver rip through a number of classics from their catalog. Though primarily Valenti's band towards the end, this live set features all of the original members and is a particularly rollicking live effort. Presented here in a deluxe clear vinyl addition with a bonus CD featuring extra tracks.

    1. Losing Hand
    2. What About Me
    3. Who Do You Love?
    4. Play My Guitar
    5. Mojo
    6. The Hat


    CD Bonus Tracks:
    1. Jam #1 At The Winterland Ballroom
    2. Jam #2 At The Winterland Ballroom

    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Sunny Side Up Sunny Side Up Quick View

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    Sunny Side Up

    In the late fifties and early sixties, alto saxophonist Lou Donaldson recorded primarily with his own quartet with pianist Herman Foster or with organ trios. Occasionally, he'd break the mold as he did on this February, 1960 session that was strictly a hard bop affair which includes trumpeter Bill Hardman and pianist Horace Parlan. There's still plenty of funk in evidence as Goose Grease bears out, but Hardman's Politely, Softly As In A Morning Sunrise and The Man I Love find Lou digging deep into his bop roots.


    Lou Donaldson, trumpet, alto sax
    Bill Hardman, trumpet
    Al Harewood, drums
    Laymon Jackson, bass
    Sam Jones, bass
    Horace Parlan, piano


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Blues for J.P.
    2. The Man I Love
    3. Polietly
    4. It's You or No One
    5. The Truth
    6. Goose Grease
    7. Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise
    Lou Donaldson
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    John Renbourn

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    English guitarist and songwriter John Renbourn (8 August 1944 - 26 March 2015) was possibly best known for his collaboration with guitarist Bert Jansch as well as his work with the Folk group Pentangle, although he maintained a solo career before, during and after that band's existence (1967-1973).

    While most commonly labelled a folk musician, Renbourn's musical tastes and interests took in early music, Classical music, Jazz, Blues and World music. John Renbourn's famous phrase was that I started out trying to play like Big Bill Broonzy, and I'm still trying.

    On his 1965 self-titled album you can detect some of the influence on traditional Blues like John Henry and Candy Man. But as a player, Renbourn had already very much developed into his own man, imaginative and complete in technique. As debuts go, you'd be hard pressed to find anything much better in the folk cauldron that was London in the mid-'60s. The genesis of a master.

    1. Judy
    2. Beth's Blues
    3. Song
    4. Down On The Barge
    5. John Henry
    6. Plainsong
    7. Louisiana Blues
    8. Blue Bones
    9. Train Tune
    10. Candy Man
    11. The Wildest Pig In Captivity
    12. National Seven
    13. Motherless Children
    14. Winter Is Gone
    15. Noah And Rabbit
    John Renbourn
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Just As I Am

    Just 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
    Bill Withers
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  • X-Rated Fairy Tales X-Rated Fairy Tales Quick View

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    X-Rated Fairy Tales

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    Recorded with a fairly straightforward backing band (bassist Mark Duran, synth-player John Carlan, and drummer/keyboardist Bill Roth), Creed's first solo album still turned out to be something touched with the unmistakable mark of Chrome. The production was often murky and strange, effects processing was everywhere, Creed's vocals sounded on the edge of sanity, and, of course, the guitars. Still creating one massive rock surge after another, with feedback piled on top of feedback and, likely enough, more pedals than anyone had ever seen at any one time, Creed showed once again why his guitar-god reputation exists in the first place. That his first solo album continued the true vibe of Chrome where Damon Edge's own use and abuse of the name made him a laughing stock probably wasn't that surprising in the end. Creed himself thought of this album as a more stripped-down, less stony affair, but it's mostly a matter of splitting hairs from an outside perspective. Considering that the title track itself is an acoustic guitar-led acid folk number with appropriate crumbling guitar noises in the background and post-hippie vibes everywhere, one has to wonder what Creed considers to be really stoned music. The most crisp the album gets is with the rhythm section, which often has a good full-bodied punch to it (and if anything sounds a bit like the work of Can, one of Chrome's inspirations). There's a little less stuff about alien takeovers and lurking gods outside the solar system and the like -- there's even a semi-cover of the old Chuck Berry classic Johnny B. Goode -- but then again one almost-dancefloor number is called Sex Voodoo Venus, so go figure. Showdown is also a pretty focused, rhythmic number notable for chunky riffs rather than extended soloing, while the You don't like me/I don't like you lyrics are pretty funny (and maybe about Edge -- and who could blame him?).

    -All Music Guide

    1. The Descent
    2. Un-Human Condition
    3. Invitation
    4. X-Rated Fairy Tales
    5. Blood Red
    6. Mystery Room
    7. Showdown
    8. Sex Voodoo Venus
    9. Money Man
    10. Johnny
    Helios Creed
    $37.99
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    Hypercaffium Spazzinate

    On their first album in 12 years, vocalist Milo Aukerman, drummer Bill Stevenson, guitarist Stephen Egerton, and
    bassist Karl Alvarez channel an energy just as raw and jittery as in their earliest days-a time when the band was
    driven by the equally mighty forces of "rejection, food, coffee, girls, fishing, and food." Born from the all-for-one
    spirit that's forever fueled the band, Hypercaffium Spazzinate returns to the frenetically catchy sound that launched a
    generation of pop-minded punk acts and continues to widen the Descendents' following around the world.


    The band's first Epitaph Records release since 1996's Everything Sucks, Hypercaffium Spazzinate began taking shape
    soon after the Descendents surfaced from extended hiatus for a series of gigs in 2010. With Milo now living in Delaware,
    Karl and Bill in Colorado, and Stephen in Oklahoma, the album came to life over a three-year period in which
    the band sent tracks back and forth and occasionally met up in Karl and Bill's adopted hometown of Fort Collins.


    With Hypercaffium Spazzinate featuring the classic Milo cartoon as its cover art-this time, he's got his head affixed
    to a lab flask in an attempt to "synthesize some bonus caffeine," as Milo explains-the album finds the band both
    honoring their past and living fully in the moment. "Since the dawn of rock-and-roll every band's tried to pretend
    they exist in the age group of 18 to 35, no matter how old they get," says Karl. "But this band's very honest about
    the fact that we're not teenagers anymore." Still, thanks in part to their enduring legacy within skate culture and punk
    communities, the Descendents maintain a vitality that's amply reflected on the new album.


    "Each time we make a
    record it's almost like the first time all over again," says Bill. "There's a quote from Ornette Coleman about how the
    song is the territory, and what you do with the song is the adventure. We're definitely still going on all these little
    adventures together."

    1. Feel This
    2. Victim Of Me
    3. On Paper
    4. Shameless Halo
    5. No Fat Burger
    6. Testosterone
    7. Without Love
    8. We Got Defeat
    9. Smile
    10. Limiter
    11. Fighting Myself
    12. Spineless and Scarlet Red
    13. Human Being
    14. Full Circle
    15. Comeback Kid
    16. Beyond The Music
    Descendents
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    Mouth Harp Blues

    Shakey Jake - Mouth Harp Blues The late James Harris earned the moniker Shakey Jake due to his proficiency at dice, but he was equally adept at the blues game. The Arkansas-born, Chicago-based singer and harmonica blower traveled to Rudy Van Gelder's New Jersey studio in November 1960 to record this, his second album for the Bluesville label. Jake brought along Jimmie Lee Robinson, the brilliant, fast-fingered guitarist best known for his work with Little Walter's band. Also making tasty contributions to the session was Robert Banks, the New York R&B and gospel studio organist who, in this case, ably appointed himself as a two-fisted blues piano stylist. Among the 10 selections is the distinctively loping Easy Baby, a tune also associated with Jake's nephew Magic Sam.


    Guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinson, who died in 2002, was the soul of Acoustic Sounds' own APO Records. He was the first to record at Blue Heaven Studios, having made three records (one still unreleased) in the converted church, and he was there several more times to perform. A Chicago native and lifelong resident, Robinson began playing guitar in the open-air market on Maxwell Street in 1942 with the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk. He later teamed with Freddie King for a four-year partnership and went on to play guitar and bass with Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie Taylor, Elmore James, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Magic Sam and of course Shakey Jake.


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    1. Mouth Harp Blues
    2. Love My Baby
    3. Jake's Cha Cha
    4. Gimme A Smile
    5. My Broken Heart
    6. Angry Lover
    7. Things Is Alright
    8. Easy Baby
    9. Things Are Different Baby
    10. It Won't Happen Again
    Shakey Jake
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    Hard Bop (Discontinued)

    Cut from the Original Analog Mono Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus & Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Limited Edition of Only 2500 Copies


    Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have passed through Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter and Donald Byrd, among many others. However brief their stay, working with the demanding and full-throttle drummer not only increased their visibility, but also their chops and interpretive capacity. Blakey's ability to drum up the best players in the game may have even eclipsed his superhuman ability to play drums.


    Altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Bill Hardman, bassist Spanky deBrest, and pianist Sam Dockery join the fold here to along with Blakey deliver whole-bop goodness on five propulsive, fiery tracks. True to its title, this LP bops hard, with a ferocious swing, boundless energy and telepathic communication between players - especially Blakey and Hardman. Considering the rhythmic demands of Blakey's locomotive playing style, this was an incredible achievement.


    Impex Records has cut this gorgeous, limited edition (2,500 pressings) 180-gram LP with the original analog mono master tapes and without computer processing of any kind. You hear all the vivacious interplay that occurred on that weekend in 1957 when Blakey and crew forged a bold new vision of muscular, funky jazz. This is music that still resonates over 50 years later. Not to be missed!


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    1. Cranky Spanky
    2. Stella By Starlight
    3. My Heart Stood Still
    4. Little Melonae
    5. Stanley's Stiff Chickens
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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    Glass Boys


    "It's a punk rock rush, a fundamentally teenage blast
    of endorphins that, if you're wired a certain way,
    you can't help but feel every time their guitars lock
    into a riff and the drums get rolling. Even when it's
    complicated, it's simple."
    - Stereogum, "Behind the Scenes
    of Fucked Up's Fourth Album"



    On their fourth album Toronto's Fucked Up pare things
    back to a single LP. In contrast to the sprawling epic
    of their last album, the punk rock opera David Comes
    To Life, the new album returns to rock'n'roll basics,
    verse-chorus-verse-chorus. It also features guitar
    solos, mellotron and piano.


    Recorded for the first time in analogue, with Bill
    Skibbe (The Dead Weather, The Kills, Lower Dens,
    Andre Williams), the album is bathed in a warm,
    almost romantic glow. In particular, Jonah Falco's
    virtuosic drumming shines forth, each snare hit
    shattering the air. Damian Abraham's throaty growl is
    not less punk, but the overall effect is a more human,
    relatable Fucked Up.


    While the imagery still includes the usual high-concept refrences (not least to classical mythology),
    Abraham and Mike Haliechuk's lyrics mostly address
    the puzzle of being in a punk rock band while having
    children and being in their early 30s. "So this is what
    it'd be like? Everything bathed in a harsh bright light?
    Why is the impact so immense? Maybe I know it
    could have been me instead."


    J Mascis, Gord Downie and George Pettit are the
    guest-star vocalists.

    1. Echo Boomer
    2. Touch Stone
    3. Sun Glass
    4. The Art Of Patrons
    5. Warm Change
    6. Paper The House
    7. Det
    8. Led By Hand
    9. The Great Divide
    10. Glass Boys
    Fucked Up
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    Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone

    Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone is the first album in 4 years from the 3-time
    Grammy Award Winning musician and features 20 new songs, with 18 written solely by
    Williams.


    As expected from Williams, there are poignant intimate moments that cut to the core as
    well as some of the fullest arrangements Williams has recorded. Williams challenges
    herself vocally throughout the album, exploring new dynamics with her instrument and
    even incorporating improvisational elements to some of her songs. There are extended
    performances by an incredible list of guests that include guitarists Bill Frisell, Tony Joe
    White & Stuart Mathis, keyboardist Ian McLagan (Faces) as well as Elvis Costello's
    famed rhythm section of Pete Thomas (drums) and Davey Faragaher (bass). Jakob
    Dylan adds harmony vocals on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain", while Williams' longtime
    rhythm section of Butch Norton (drums) and David Sutton (bass) make significant
    contributions.


    At 61, Lucinda Williams is in the middle of the most prolific point of her career, with no
    signs of slowing down. After 10 acclaimed studio albums, she is still evolving and pushing
    forward creatively.


    She refuses to rest on her laurels. Then again, the best artists never do.

    1. Compassion
    2. Protection
    3. Burning Bridges
    4. East Side of Town
    5. West Memphis
    6. Cold Day In Hell
    7. Foolishness
    8. Wrong Number
    9. Stand Right By Each Other
    10. It's Gonna Rain
    11. Something Wicked This Way Comes
    12. Big Mess
    13. When I Look At the World
    14. Walk On
    15. Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Thing)
    16. Everything But the Truth
    17. This Old Heartache
    18. Stowaway In Your Heart
    19. One More Day
    20. Magnolia
    Lucinda Williams
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    Meditations In B

    Meditations in B. A simpler time. Like Pepperidge Farms, and Little House on the Prairie. Two beautiful young men (Aaron Turner and Santos Montano) set off on their own, in the peak of their sexual virility, to forge a new path in brutally sludgy, crushing, apocalyptic, post-metal, post-hardcore, pre-Y2K, post-math, pre-friendster, post-rock riffs. It was a magical time, before they added a few session players. Still regarded by some (mostly the guys who played on it) as Old Man Gloom's finest hour. Fun fact: Meditations in B was written in one afternoon, then recorded AND mixed in 12 hours! While many things in this text are only kinda true, that is absolutely true. They also had the privilege of recording it in their home town of Santa Fe, New Mexico at Stepbridge Studios. Within months of this, they used this monumental piece of music to convince Nate Newton (Converge) to join, and once they had him, it was a little easier to convince Caleb Scofield (Cave In) to join. It's kinda like the beginning of Bill and Ted, where the talk about getting Eddie Van Halen to join, but won't be good until he joins, but can't get good 'til he joins, to convince him to join. Get it? Fantastic.
    1. Afraid Of
    2. Flood I
    3. Simian Alien Technology: Message Recieved
    4. Sonic Wave of Bees
    5. Sonar Enlightenment Program
    6. Rotten Primate
    7. The Exploder Whale
    8. Poisoner
    9. An Evening at the Gentlemen's Club for Apes
    10. Vipers
    11. Test Results: Alien Ape Distress Signal
    12. Flood II
    13. Resolving the de-Evolution Conflict
    Old Man Gloom
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    March 16-20, 1992

    Import

    March 16-20, 1992 is the third studio album by Alternative Country band Uncle Tupelo, released in 1992. The title refers to the five-day span during which the album was recorded. An almost entirely acoustic recording, the album features original songs and covers of traditional Folk songs in near equal number, and was produced by R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck.


    In 1990, Buck attended an Uncle Tupelo concert at the 40 Watt Club in Athens, Georgia. Buck was particularly impressed with the band's rendition of the Louvin Brothers' Great Atomic Power, and contacted the band after the show. Uncle Tupelo singers Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy exchanged their interests in Bluegrass music with Buck, and decided to collaborate on an acoustic music project in the future.


    March 16-20, 1992 sold more copies than their first two albums, No Depression [MOVLP1014] and Still Feel Gone [MOVLP1618], combined. The album generated mostly positive reviews. Jason Ankeny of Allmusic called the album a brilliant resurrection of a bygone era of American folk artistry. Bill Wyman of Entertainment Weekly remarked that it was a moving and sincere New Depression manifesto.

    1. Grindstone
    2. Coalminers
    3. Wait Up
    4. Criminals
    5. Shaky Ground
    6. Satan, Your Kingdom Must
    7. Come Down
    8. Black Eye
    9. Moonshiner
    10. I Wish My Baby Was Born
    11. Atomic Power
    12. Lilli Schull
    13. Warfare
    14. Fatal Wound
    15. Sandusky
    16. Wipe The Clock
    Uncle Tupelo
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    The Following Mountain

    The Following Mountain, the newest solo album by experimental folk artist, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Sam Amidon, will be released on Nonesuch Records.


    Created with producer Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Regina Spektor) and Amidon's frequent collaborator Shahzad Ismaily, it represents a new approach for Amidon, who shifts here from his previous norm of re-working traditional folk songs and presents nine wholly original compositions, with some lyrics drawing on traditional sources. The album features a rare guest appearance by drummer Milford Graves, known initially for his work in the 1960s with free jazz legends Albert Ayler and Sonny Sharrock.


    The Following Mountain was made during two distinct recording sessions: an initial weekend in Brooklyn where Ismaily and Amidon brought in Graves, percussionist Juma Sultan (Jimi Hendrix), and saxophonist Sam Gendel for a heavily improvised session; followed by time in the studio over the summer in London, where Amidon worked with Leo Abrahams to shape and develop the songs.


    The Following Mountain is a walk through the thickets of the imagination, Amidon said, a personal mythology of sounds and visions and characters. It is my first album of original music, but is still linked to the Appalachian music I love, as well as improvisation, beats, Don Cherry, Vermont, London.


    The Following Mountain is Amidon's sixth album and follows Lily-O, his 2014 Nonesuch Records collaboration with guitarist Bill Frisell.

    1. Fortune
    2. Ghosts
    3. Juma Mountain
    4. Another Story Told
    5. Gendel in 5
    6. Blackbird
    7. Trouble in Mind
    8. Warren
    9. April
    Sam Amidon
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    War Without End

    180-Gram Vinyl + CD


    Includes Poster


    Top notch 10th-anniversary vinyl reissue of this glorious thrash metal debut attack courtesy of California's WARBRINGER, who belong to the leaders of the mid-2000's new generation of thrashers and are still going strong since forming as Onslaught back in 2004. On time with Century Media's 30th anniversary in 2018, this scorching riff massacre returns in its ultimate edition now including all tracks recorded back in 2008 during the original recording sessions. Both, the vinyl & CD combo and digital album, now include rarities such as 'Nightslasher', 'Onslaught' and 'Humans To Kill' as well as the instrumental 'Epicus Maximus' (at times titled 'A Dead Current'), which was a 3 minutes long hidden track on the original release, but now appears with its correct title and without one minute of silence added! Produced by Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Flotsam & Jetsam ) and mastered in 2018 by Patrick W. Engel (Exodus, Agent Steel, Exumer), "War Without End" is a raw, intense, high octane thrash fest and a must for fans of Slayer, Exodus, Overkill, Demolition Hammer, Havok, Kreator, Sacrifice. Available as 180-gram vinyl plus CD & poster!

    1. Total War
    2. Systematic Genocide
    3. Dread Command
    4. Hell on Earth
    5. At the Crack of Doom
    6. Beneath the Waves
    7. Instruments of Torture
    8. Shoot to Kill
    9. Born of the Ruins
    10. Combat Shock
    11. Nightslasher
    12. Onslaught
    13. Humans to Kill
    14. Epicus Maximus
    Warbringer
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    Covered

    Ten years ago, a 22 year old songwriter entered a recording studio with producer Tucker Martine (My
    Morning Jacket, Neko Case, Beth Orton) to make a record.


    Poised with one of the greatest talents for carrying Appalachian music into new places, Sarah Siskind
    penned a record in which every moment, every stitch thread perfectly. Recorded to 2-inch analog tape, Covered is a masterful record, in which American music and guitar icon, and one of Sarah's musical heroes, Bill Frisell plays a key role.


    But amid plans for a national release, sinus illness struck and multiple surgeries followed, and Covered was instead released independently on a much smaller scale than originally planned. With little tour and press support, the album never earned its place in the hearts it could have...


    A few years later, by chance, I came across a copy of Covered while digging into Frisell's catalog, for I also have a deep admiration for the music icon and couldn't get enough of his work. Looking back, I had no idea how much this album would shake me down; it quickly earned its place in my heart. I listened so much from then on that I wore out several copies, all the while pondering how such an amazing record could go largely unnoticed by the masses.


    Four years passed, Sarah fully recovered from her sinus issues and set her sights high once again. She
    went on to record her much lauded boutique double EP Studio.Living Room and followed it with widely-acclaimed Say it Louder, which earned her 2009 Nashville Music Awards' "Americana Album
    of the Year." As she gained more and more attention, writing songs for Alison Krauss and the like, I listened along but still continued to wear out Covered, bewildered as to why it still wasn't grabbing more people with its poise.


    Finally, yet still overdue, we at Chigliak give you Covered, reissued and released for the first time on
    vinyl. Listen and let it shake you down.


    Meet me in Times Square.


    - Justin Vernon

    1. Times Square
    2. Covered
    3. Such An Obvious Love
    4. Knowing Only What I Know
    5. Soldier
    6. Diamond Maria
    7. Do You Love An Apple?
    8. Naturally
    9. High Lonesome Sound
    10. Mustard Dress
    11. Chesapeake Shore
    12. Lonesome Prospect
    Sarah Siskind
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