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Ranked 378/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Toots & The Maytals' long and storied musical career spans all the way back to the dawn of ska. The
group are not only key figures in the development reggae, they were among the first to utilize the word
in a song title which lead to the popularization of the very term reggae. Among the numerous musical
accomplishments of Frederick Toots Hibbert and his group was the song Pressure Drop, which was
released initially in 1970, but received widespread acclaim for its appearance in the soundtrack to the film
Harder They Come. It's since been covered by The Clash, The Specials, The Selecter, Robert Palmer, and
numerous others, has been rated by Rolling Stone as one of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and is
credited with helping introduce reggae music to the world.
Though originally released in 1970, the US wouldn't get to experience Pressure Drop until 1975, when
it was released on the US version of their album Funky Kingston, easily considered one of the strongest
albums in Toots & The Maytals' catalog, not to mention one of the greatest in reggae history. Upon its
release in the States it received massive critical applause (Even warming the cold, icy heart of Robert
Christgau) for its infectious melodies and rhythms on tracks like Sailing On, Time Tough, and the
eponymous title track, quirky Jamaica-infused covers of tracks by John Denver and Ike Turner, and of
course the influential Pressure Drop.
Reissued in a lovingly re-printed version of the original LP sleeve, Get On Down now presents a superb
reissue of a legendary piece of music history.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Time Tough
2. In The Dark
3. Funky Kingston
4. Love Is Gonna Let Me Down
5. Louie Louie
6. Pomp And Price
7. Got To Be There
8. Country Road
9. Pressure Drop
10. Sailing On$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Pressure Drop: The Golden TracksLegendary reggae master Frank Toots Hibbert returns with these brand new recordings of his best loved songs and covers! Features the all-time classics Pressure Drop, 54-46 Was My Number, Funky Kingston and covers of John Denver and Stevie Wonder PLUS bonus Ska, Dub and Instrumental versions! Presented on both 12 vinyl and CD - two formats for the price of one.Side 1
1. Pressure Drop
2. 54-46 Was My Number
3. Funky Kingston
4. Take Me Home, Country Roads
5. Higher Ground
1. Pressure Drop (Ska Version)
2. 54-46 Was My Number (Dub Version)
3. Pressure Drop (Pressure House Mix)
4. 54-46 Was My Number (Instrumental Version)
5. Pressure Drop (Instrumental Version)
$18.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Unplugged On Strawberry HillFirst 1,500 Numbered Copies On Sun Colored Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter
Pressed On 180-Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Includes 4-Page Insert
First Time On Vinyl!
Living reggae heroes Toots and the Maytals unveiled their first ever acoustic album in the summer of 2012, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of Jamaican Independence Day.
Grammy® award-winning Toots Hibbert was the first to use the word 'reggae' on tape in his 1968 classic, Do The Reggay, and over the last six decades has defined and redefined the sound. With his acoustic album release Unplugged on Strawberry Hill, the legend continues.
Toots lures you into his performances, whether totally amplified or, on this recording, acoustic and all natural. Heartfelt and soulful, every minute of these recording is straight from the heart. It showcases his soul side, and with his raw vocals sound when he was in his 20s.
The album was recorded at sunset with the Blue Mountains providing the stunning backdrop. The gorgeous, sun-kissed acoustic session depicts a soulful and intimate side to revered classics like Funky Kingston, Pressure Drop and 54-46. The loose rhythms and Toots' trademark vocal make Unplugged on Strawberry Hill the perfect soundtrack for summer.1. Time Tough
2. Bam Bam
3. Pressure Drop
4. True Love Is Hard To Find
6. Reggae Got Soul
7. Monkey Man
8. Funky Kingston
9. Sweet And Dandy
10. I´ll Never Grow Old
11. Do The Reggae
12. 54:46$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dub Side Of The Mule (Awaiting Repress)Recorded during Mule's fabled New Year Eve 2006 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Dub Side of the Mule features three-plus hours of Mule standards and covers, including a 1-hour reggae/R&B set featuring Toots Hibbert, the legendary founder of Toots & The Maytals. The album also includes special appearances by Gregg Allman & Friends and John Popper (from Blues Traveler). All 34 tracks have been remixed and mastered.LP1
1. I'm A Ram
2. 54-46 Was My Number
3. Hard To Handle
4. True Love Is Hard To Find
5. Pressure Drop
6. Let Down
7. I've Got Dreams To Remember
1. Reggae Got Soul
2. Hard Road
3. Happy New Year??
4. Turn On Your Love Light
5. Reggae Soulshine$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Cities & Never Take Friendship Personal - Live In New York CityAnberlin will be releasing a live version of their sophomore record Never Take Friendship Personal - Live In New York City on May 5th, 2015. Recorded live at The Gramercy Theatre, the album helps celebrate the 10 year anniversary of the original release of Never Take Friendship Personal. Produced by original producer Aaron Sprinkle, the live album brings Anberlin's vibrant live show to the fans who weren't able to attend a date of the final tour in 2014, solidifying the band's legacy in the hearts of fans all over the world. Never Take Friendship Personal included Anberlin's most successful single "The Feel Good Drag," which spent 29 weeks climbing the Billboard Alternative Songs Chart before reaching #1. The song set the record for the longest rise to the top since the chart's inception in 1988 and was certified gold in 2014.
Anberlin has been a staple in the Tooth & Nail catalog for over a decade with their release of Blueprints for the Black Market in 2003. Seven albums and 12 years later, they have toured the world many times over and released what many Tooth & Nail fans would call essential albums in the label catalog. Anberlin has shared the stage with countless artists over the years (including Smashing Pumpkins, Paramore, and Underoath) and scanned over 900,000 copies in the U.S. to date. Fans of Never Take Friendship Personal will enjoy the live version to remember Anberlin by.$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
First LP Performed Entirely By Gov't Mule
Second LP Features Renditions By Guest Musicians
Few bands have a reputation for making music as consistently honest, organic and daring as Gov't Mule. Now the enduring group fronted by visionary
singer-guitarist Warren Haynes returns with their first album in four years - their Blue Note Records debut Shout!, a breath-taking, exploratory double disc set.
Shout!'s second disc shines a beam on a guest list of famed interpreters that includes Elvis Costello, Steve Winwood, Ben Harper, Dave Matthews, Dr.
John, Toots Hibbert, Grace Potter, Myles Kennedy and Jim James, who each delivered an alternate vocal performance of one of the first disc's new Gov't
Mule tunes.LP 1: Songs Performed By Gov't Mule
1. World Boss
2. No Reward
3. Whisper In Your Soul
5. Scared To Live
6. Stoop So Low
7. Forsaken Savior
8. Done Got Wise
9. When the World Gets Small
10. Funny Little Tragedy
11. Bring On the Music
LP 2: Songs Performed By Guest Musicians
1. World Boss (feat. Ben Harper)
2. No Reward (feat. Glenn Hughes)
3. Whisper In Your Soul (feat. Grace Potter)
4. Captured (feat. Jim James)
5. Scared to Live (feat. Toots Hibbert)
6. Stoop So Low (feat. Dr. John)
7. Forsaken Savior (feat. Dave Matthews)
8. Done Go t Wise (feat. Myles Kennedy)
9. When the World Gets Small (feat. Steve Winwood)
10. Funny Little Tragedy (feat. Elvis Costello)
11. Bring On the Music (feat. Ty Taylor)$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Whirl (Awaiting Repress)Hersch's music: luxurious, free-flowing, unashamedly gorgeous jazz is idiosyncratically, unmistakably a creation of his own, David Hajdu wrote in a recent, riveting New York Times profile on Hersch's music and life. The piece detailed Hersch's recovery from a harrowing, near-death health battle and placed him in the forefront of contemporary, innovative jazz artists and chronicles his influence on many of today's brightest young musicians. Whirl is Hersch's first recording since undergoing intense physical therapy and achieving full recuperation.
Hersch is widely considered a genius on the piano. He moved to New York from Cincinnati in the 1970s, earning his credibility as a piano prodigy at Bradley's. His list of credits as a band leader, co-leader, sideman and soloist are astounding. He has worked extensively with jazz masters Stan Getz, Joe Henderson, and Jane Ira Bloom, Art Farmer, Toots Thielemans, Gary Burton, Bill Frisell, Sam Jones and Charlie Haden and has appeared on over 100 recordings. He is also a three-time Grammy nominee1. You're My Everything
2. Snow Is Falling
3. Blue Midnight
6. When Your Lover Has Gone
8. Sad Poet
9. Mrs. Parker of K.C.
10. Still Here$16.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Keep It Going (Awaiting Repress)The Mad Caddies stand alone in their latest musical achievement. Combining elements of rock and roots reggae atop a punk rock ethos, Keep It Going takes the listener on a musical journey from lively Jamaican dancehalls to the punk clubs of America. Keep It Going, the band's 5th full length, will certainly prove to be the definitive album of their successful career. Grammy award winning producer, Wayne Jobson (No Doubt, Gregory Isaacs, Toots & The Maytals), was brought on to help produce the album, with reggae legend Duckie Simpson (Black Uhuru) joining in to sing on a cover of Delroy Wilson's reggae classic Riding For a Fall. With the album heavily rooted in reggae, The Mad Caddies don't turn a blind eye to their wide array of other influences, showing further development of their south-of-the-boarder sound on Coyote, followed by a tip of the hat to Dixeland on Tired Bones.1. The Dirge
3. State of Mind
5. Without You
7. Lay Your Head Down
8. Tired Bones
10. Don't Go
11. Pyramid Scheme
12. Souls for Sale
13. Riding for a Fall
14. Whatcha Gonna Do$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Live At The Moonlight ClubThe Specials are an English 2 Tone and ska revival band formed in 1977 in Coventry. In 1980, the song Too Much Too Young, the lead track on their The Specials AKA Live! EP, reached No. 1 in the UK, with the unemployment-themed single Ghost Town also hit No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart in 1981.
In May 1979, the day before the British general elections that saw Margaret Thatcher come to power, The Specials
played a set at the Moonlight Club in Hampstead, London. Reportedly secretly recorded by Decca Records, who had an
office next to the Moonlight Club, it made its way to the bootleggers and wasn't officially released until 1992, through
Chrysalis Records. The Specials mixed punk with Jamaican music to produce arguably the definitive soundtrack of Britain
on the cusp of the 80s. The live album contains reggae classics such as Toots & The Maytals 'Monkey Man' and The
Pioneers 'Long Shot Kick De Bucket'.1. It's Up To You
2. Do The Dog
3. Monkey Man
4. Blank Expressions
5. Nite Klub
6. Concrete Jungle
7. Too Hot
8. Too Much Too Young
9. Little Bitch
10. Long Shot Kick De Bucket$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
West Side StoryMastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound
...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011
One of the first Broadway musical scores to be overtly jazz-influenced was Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story, a tale of rival street gangs in the inner city. In 1962, pianist Oscar Peterson put his light-swing signature on the already popular score, making it, in the words of one critic, a delight to hear again and earning him a Grammy nomination.
Originally released in 1962
Oscar Peterson, piano
Ray Brown, bass
Toots Thielemans, harmonica
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Something's Coming
3. Jet Song
6. I Feel Pretty
7. Reprise$49.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - Sealed Buy Now
The DudeThe Dude is a 1981 studio album by American musician and producer Quincy Jones. The album featured the debut of vocalist James Ingram on the singles Just Once and One Hundred Ways, which reached no. 17 and 14, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100. It also contained Razzamatazz, which reached no. 11 in the UK Singles Chart, one of his few hits there. He won the Grammy award for best R&B vocal performance for his work on the album. Belgian harmonica player and puccaloist Toots Thielemans also contributed to the album, appearing on the instrumental track Velas. The song was sampled by Jodeci on their 1996 single Get On Up which appeared on their third album The Show, the After Party, the Hotel as well as producers Shut Up and Dance for the track Waking Up which appeared on Nicolette's first album Now Is Early.
The album won three Grammy Awards, one for Best Instrumental Arrangement, Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal and Best Instrumental Arrangement (Accompanying Vocalists) and also earned Ingram three Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for Just Once and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance for One Hundred Ways, for which he won at the 24th Grammy Awards in 1982.
The album also gained heavy dance airplay for the songs Ai No Corrida (a cover of Chaz Jankel's song) and Razzamatazz (vocals by Patti Austin).
The single Just Once was featured in the 1982 film The Last American Virgin.1. Ai No Corrida
2. The Dude
3. Just Once
4. Betcha' Wouldn't Hurt Me
5. Somethin' Special
7. One Hundred Ways
9. Turn on the Action$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Candy-OHow did the Cars move beyond their smash 1978 debut (also available on Mobile Fidelity 180-gram LP) and secure their status as one of musics leading bands for years to come? Look no further than the quadruple-platinum Candy-O. Continuing along the streamlined pop paths of its predecessor, the sophomore effort is preoccupied with desirable women that are as mysterious, sexy, and cool as the groups musicand the records pin-up cover.
With rare exception, few new-wave artists enjoyed much of a career outside of a one-hit wonder. Candy-O proves the Cars were anything but. Its loaded with minimalist atmospherics, pulsing bass lines, catchy refrains, and labyrinthine synthesizers that stick in your mind for days. And while retaining a simplicity thats a Cars hallmark, the album also takes myriad stylistic detours: the glam-rock accents of Dangerous Type, a song whose title references the records mysterious and lusty matter; the percolating riffs of the contagious title track; the dizzying garage-rock nature of the upbeat Got a Lot on My Mind, complete with a tooting Farfisa organ. Nothing drags or feels out of place.
Through it all, vocalists Benjamin Orr and Ric Ocasek keep their heads about themselves, singing in direct albeit detached tones that convey the tension, excitement, and risky promise inherent in the lyrics. Hook-laced choruses abound. Yet all is not what it seems.
Hooks are mechanical by nature, but the affectlessness of these deserves special mention; only listeners who consider alienation is the craze a great insight will find much meaning here. On the other hand, only listeners who demand meaning in all things will find this useless. Cold and thin, shiny and hypnotic, it's what [the Cars] do best--rock and roll that is definitely pop without a hint of cuteness. Robert Christgau, The Consumer Guide
Half-speed mastered from the original analog tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition LP brings the Cars distinctive melodies and exotic arrangements to the fore in ways that have never been heard outside of the recording studio. For the first time, Roy Thomas Bakers vocal production shines, with each members contributions rescued from a cold sonic murk that detracted from the musics impact on both vinyl and the extremely compressed CD. Once you hear the newly uncovered dynamics and rich textures, youll be wondering where they were all of these years. Chalk this up as an essential addition to your pop collection.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Let's Go
2. Since I Held You
3. It's All I Can Do
4. Double Life
5. Shoo Be Doo
8. You Can't Hold On Too Long
9. Lust for Kicks
10. Got A Lot On My Head
11. Dangerous Type$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Sky SwimmingAmelia Rivas and Christian Pinchbeck don't just sing about feverish, frayed and fractured romances - in the three years since forming elephant, they've been living one.
It's fitting that sky swimming, their debut full length release is a seductive, night time delight of an album. After all, it was in the twilight hours of a may morning three years ago that Pontefract native Amelia Rivas and Bristolian Christian Pinchbeck met at a house party and in alcohol-soaked all-nighter sessions that sky swimming was written.
A fibrous collection of songs about relationships - their own included, which broke down during the making of the album - hazy memories, twisted dreams, the metaphysical bleeding in to the physical - sky swimming - all trilling keyboards, swooping melodies, broken hip hop beats, looped strings and Amelia's uniquely curvy vocals - that makes you want to clamp your headphones tighter on your ears, letting you swim in its every detail and emotion. Influenced by everything from Toro y Moi to composer Angelo Badalamenti, everything but the girl to rap originators arrested development and Joe Meek's productions, it's an intensely varied listen.
"the first time we worked together, I went round to his house in Peckham and didn't leave for 3 days. I barely knew him," Amelia remembers. "She turned up with some £10 casio she bought from a charity shop in France and the whole demo EP was made on that," recalls Christian. Elephant have grown beyond their lo-fi roots since then, with Andy Dragazis being drafted in on co-production duties, while retaining the emotional rawness of those early songs. Tracks vary from psyche-delving ballads about growing up - torn tongues and skyscraper ("I want to understand what's wrong with my brain," Rivas laughs), to the thrilling pop of elusive youth, a eulogy to a friend who "wears a city crown", to the everyday trials of being young and poor in London (see ants about Amelia's crumbling tooting bedsit and TV dinner, a paean to rubbish telly and cheap booze) and the heartbreaking title track sky swimming written in the eye storm of their relationship meltdown with the refrain "do your eyes turn blue before you cry, I see the blue in you".
With winning appearances at Primavera and Eurosonic festivals behind them, not to mention support slots with cult hero Matthew E. White, under their belts, Elephant have in Sky Swimming one of the year's most seductive sounds. . "I flew to the moon to mirror you" sings Amelia on album closer Shapeshifter, with the sort raw melancholy that could only be cribbed from a blue valentine romance. "I saw the future." It should be a very bright future ahead for Elephant indeed.1. Assembly
5. Elusive Youth
7. Torn Tongues
8. Come To Me
9. TV Dinner
10. Sky Swimming
12. Shapeshifter$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now