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    The Sound Of Wilson Pickett (Speakers Corner)

    Wilson Pickett's best years were those when he recorded for Atlantic Records, and he remained convinced of this even after changing to other labels in his later career. Atlantic boss Jerry Wexler took the promising young Gospel singer under his wing and launched him on his rapidly developing career as an unruly soul man. Pickett's aggressiveness, which in his mature years occasionally resulted in him having backstage fights with musicians and managers, are expressed here in strong words and are given further bite by his antagonistic band. Although he lashed out to the full in his emotional, crackling vocal attacks, he never lost control and even his strongest outbursts remained highly musical. His unique, breathless sound and his ferocious efforts to express himself succinctly do not make for easy listening on this superb hit record and for white people, who according to Pickett would never understand soul music anyway, could well present a real challenge. Is this such fascinating music that you become dumbstruck? Very possibly, as critic Joachim von Mengershausen writes: »His voice is hard, aggressive and strained; it hardly binds the tones together, chops up the phrases, blurts out the essentials - Pickett has eliminated all the Uncle-Tom warmth in soul and has virtually rocked it away.«

    Musicians:



    • Wilson Pickett (vocal)

    • Spooner Oldham (piano, organ)

    • Andrew Love (tenor saxophone)

    • Floyd Newman (bassoon)

    • Gene Miller, Wayne Jackson (trumpet)

    • Jimmy R. Johnson, Chips Moman (guitar)

    • Junior Lowe (bass)

    • Roger Hawkins (drums)





    Recording: 1967 at Fame Recording Studios, Muscle Shoals (Alabama, USA), by Rick Hall & Tom Dowd

    Production: Jerry Wexler





    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.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Soul Dance Number Three

    2. Funky Broadway
    3. I Need A Lot Of Loving Every Day
    4. I Found A Love, Part 1
    5. I Found A Love, Part 2
    6. You Can't Stand Alone
    7. Mojo Mamma
    8. I Found The One
    9. Something Within Me
    10. I'm Sorry About That
    11. Love Is A Beautiful Thing
    Wilson Pickett
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  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett The Best Of Wilson Pickett Quick View

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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett

    The great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock and pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.


    In 1967, Wilson 'The Wicked' Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by Booker T. and The M.G.'s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts for over a year.


    The man was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder and Bryan Ferry, just to name a few.


    Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000 Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This top ten charting 1967 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades, that is until now! Friday Music has announced for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson Pickett.


    Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the high fidelity audiophile domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.

    1. In the Midnight Hour [1965]
    2. I Found a Love [1962]
    3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) [1966]
    4. If You Need Me [1963]
    5. Mustang Sally [1966]
    6. Don't Fight It [1965]
    7. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love [1967]
    8. It's Too Late [1963]
    9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) [1966]
    10. Funky Broadway [1967]
    11. Soul Dance Number Three [1967]
    12. Land of 1000 Dances [1966]
    Wilson Pickett
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  • The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2 Quick View

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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett Volume 2


    The Anniversary Release Of His Second Stunning Greatest Hits Album


    Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios & Capitol Mastering


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl & Original LP Cover Presentation


    Wilson Pickett was truly one of the finest r&b and pop recording acts of all time. Forever associated with his sophisticated soul and rock vocal prowess, the legendary artist continues to garner both new and old fans alike with his amazing output of top charting hits and fine albums recorded over the years.


    After years of huge hit singles and amazing albums with Atlantic Records, the label awarded the superstar once again with a terrific greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II." Featuring more of his later 60's and early 70's hits like the smash Gamble and Huff groover "Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You", the funk filled "Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9", and of course his powerful interpretation of The Beatles "Hey Jude, this Lp was worth its' weight in gold!


    The multi-platinum superstar continues this awesome collection with more classics like his soulful renditions of Steppenwolf's "Born To Be Wild", The Vanilla Fudge/ Supremes smash " You Keep Me Hangin' On" and The Archies pop classic "Sugar, Sugar", of which all became huge hit records for this sorely missed artist.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the "Wicked" Wilson Pickett, that is why we are so very honored to announce our second installment in The Wilson Pickett/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his masterpiece "The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II."


    The long out of print original Atlantic Records classic is now mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Earth, Wind & Fire/ The Spinners) and pressed for a very limited time on stellar 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl. This first time anniversary release will also be presented with the original rare Lp cover elements.


    Wilson Pickett .The Best Of The Wilson Pickett Volume II" ..Impeccable first time audiophile "funk" vinyl .From Your Friends at Friday Music!

    1. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    2. Sugar Sugar
    3. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9
    4. I'm A Midnight Mover
    5. A Man And A Half
    6. Born To Be Wild
    7. She's Lookin' Good
    8. I'm In Love
    9. Hey Joe
    10. Cole, Cooke & Redding
    11. Hey Jude
    12. You Keep Me Hangin' On
    13. I Found A True Love
    Wilson Pickett
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  • Wicked Pickett Wicked Pickett Quick View

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    Wicked Pickett

    Wicked Pickett (1966) is a fabulous Soul album, done when Pickett was in the midst of his best period at Atlantic. The album has everything - great songs, wonderful production and arrangements, and a hungry, galvanizing Wilson Pickett hollering, screaming, shouting, and soaring on anything he covered, from ballads to uptempo dance and midtempo wailers.


    Containing the hits Mustang Sally, Sunny, Dan Penn's You Left The Water Running and the classic Knock On Wood, this is a must have album for everyone with a craving for Soul, Soul, and more Soul!

    1. Mustang Sally
    2. New Orleans
    3. Sunny
    4. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
    5. Ooh Poo Pah Doo
    6. She Ain't Gonna Do Right
    7. Knock On Wood
    8. Time Is On My Side
    9. Up Tight Good Woman
    10. You Left The Water Running
    11. Three Time Loser
    12. Nothing You Can Do
    Wilson Pickett
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    In Philadelphia

    In Philadelphia is the eleventh studio album by Wilson Pickett released in 1970. In 1970, Pickett decided to move with the times and headed to Philadelphia to work with Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff. The result was Wilson Pickett In Philadelphia.


    It may not have seemed like an ideal match on paper, but in the studio the results were inspiring. Gamble and Huff kept the studio band on the good foot at all times and Pickett's always passionate and forceful performance added whatever grease that might have been missing from the Philly session cats. Good and popular songs on the album are Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You, Get Me Back On Time, and Help The Needy.


    The album reached number 12 on the soul albums chart in the United States. Engine Number 9 (the long version includes the massive drum break) charted at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 3 on the R&B Singles chart. Amongst others, credits go to Ron Baker, Roland Chambers, Ugene Dozier, and Bobby Eli.

    1. Run Joey Run
    2. Help The Needy
    3. Come Right Here
    4. Bumble Bee (Sting Me)
    5. Don't Let The Green Grass Fool You
    6. Get Me Back On Time, Engine Number 9 (Part 1&2)
    7. Days Go By
    8. International Playboy
    9. Ain't No Doubt About It
    Wilson Pickett
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  • Idle No More Idle No More Quick View

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    Idle No More

    Idle No More is full of sweat-drenched, ass-shaking, groovy, psyched-out numbers complete with rip-roaring horn lines, southern-fried guitar riffs, and lysergic melodies.Imagine Roky Erickson backed by the Sun Ra Arkestra or Wilson Pickett and The Velvet Underground, or picture the love child of Anubis and Kali. King Khan & The Shrines are more than a psychedelic soul band with a spectacle of a stage show?they are a cult musical phenomenon and simply one of the most entertaining groups the world has seen and heard since the days of Ike and Tina.
    1. Born to Die
    2. Bite My Tongue
    3. Thorn in Her Pride
    4. Luckiest Man
    5. Better Luck Next Time
    6. Darkness
    7. Pray for Lil
    8. Bad Boy
    9. So Wild
    10. Yes I Can't
    11. I Got Made
    12. Of Madness I Dream
    King Khan & The Shrines
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  • Trying To Live My Life Without You Trying To Live My Life Without You Quick View

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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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    Walking The Dog

    One of the artists who defined Memphis soul and put Stax Records on the map, Rufus Thomas is known for liking his R&B hard-edged, gritty and earthy. That approach served him impressively well on his debut album Walking the Dog. In contrast to the sleeker, more elaborate production style favored by the Northern soulsters of Motown, Thomas rejects pop elements altogether and thrives on rawness on his hits Walking the Dog and The Dog, as well as inspired versions of Land of 1000 Dances (which became a major hit for Wilson Pickett), Lee Dorsey's Ya Ya and John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom. Thomas was in his mid-40s when these fun, infectious recordings were made, and he definitely lives up to his title The World's Oldest Teenager (a title later given to Dick Clark as well).


    - Alex Henderson (AllMusic)

    1. The Dog
    2. Mashed Potatoes
    3. Ooh-Poo-Pah-Doo
    4. You Said
    5. Boom Boom
    6. It's Aw'rite
    7. Walking The Dog
    8. Ya Ya
    9. Land Of 1,000 Dances
    10. Can You Monkey Do The Dog
    11. 'Cause I Love You - By Carla & Rufus
    12. I Want To Be Loved
    Rufus Thomas
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  • Live 1969 Live 1969 Quick View

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    Live 1969

    This 1969 live recording from Mount Carmel High School in Houston represents the final stage appearance by the original lineup of Texas garage combo Fever Tree. With two strong studio LPs for UNI Records behind them, the group began to fragment from internal struggles. Consequently, the label asked for one more album. The group complied and the results are contained in this previously unreleased concert recording, presented here in 180 gram vinyl.


    Sharpening their chops on the Gulf Coast circuit, followed by a high-profile opening night gig at Hollywoods legendary Kaleidoscope, Fever Tree developed a keen sense of musical drama and dynamics. This versatility is in sharp display on the concerts rendition of their underground radio hit San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native). For the rest, Live 1969 focuses on groovers, a perfect set-up for the gliding fuzztones of lead guitarist Michael Knust, the sonic organ of Rob Landes, the thick rhythms provided by E.E. Bud Wolfe III on bass and John Tuttle on drums ,and the dynamic, driving lead vocals of Dennis Keller.


    Dont Come Crying to Me Girl, a song originally found on the bands second album, levitates the band beyond any earthly confines. Elsewhere, the set moves between a soaring cover of Donovans Hey Gyp, their own power pop Grand Candy Young Sweet and a whirlng psych take on Wilson Picketts Ninety-Nine and One Half (Wont Do). Playing as if their lives depended on it, Live 1969 captures a band at the height of its powers, forever preserved on this final audio testament.

    1. Grand Candy Young Sweet

    2. Ninety-Nine and One Half (Wont Do)
    3. Dont Come Crying to Me Girl
    4. Hey Gyp
    5. San Francisco Girls (Return of the Native)
    Fever Tree
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    Fly Me To The Moon

    1968's Fly Me To The Moon was Womack's first solo long-player, after a decade of forging a singular path as R&B morphed into soul music, first with the Sam Cooke-sponsored Valentinos, and subsequently as a songwriter and guitarist for the likes of Wilson Pickett. Indeed, the album features Womack's version of Pickett's 'Midnight Mover,' along with very groovy interpretations of 'California Dreamin'' (a small hit at the time),' 'Moonlight In Vermont,' and the title cut. But it is the singers own superlative material - 'What Is This,' 'Somebody Special,' 'Take Me' - that shines best on this fantastic debut, produced by the estimable Chips Moman at his American Studios facility in Memphis, utilizing one of the finest session crews in southern soul.
    1. Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
    2. Baby! You Oughta Think It Over
    3. I'm A Midnight Mover
    4. What Is This
    5. Somebody Special
    6. Take Me
    7. Moonlight In Vermont
    8. Love, The Time Is Now
    9. I'm In Love
    10. California Dreamin'
    11. No Money In My Pocket
    12. Lillie Mae
    Bobby Womack
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  • Elvis At Stax Elvis At Stax Quick View

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    Elvis At Stax

    1973 was a crucial year in the career of Elvis Presley. Riding high on the success of Elvis: Aloha From Hawaii via Satellite, which was seen by over 1 BILLION people, Elvis did something remarkable. He chose to take control of his own business. He sold his future royalties to RCA and he started a new publishing company. No one would tell him what to do ever again.


    Elvis decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf - at the red-hot STAX, the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. He assembled the very best musicians in town - members of The
    MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reect his new path. Such
    songs as "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" and "Loving Arms" demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.


    The STAX material, an amazing chapter of Elvis' career, has never been positioned as a whole
    body of work. Until now.

    LP 1
    1. Promised Land
    2. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
    3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    4. Raised On Rock
    5. Help Me
    6. I Got A Feelin' In My Body (take 4)
    7. For Ol' Times Sake (take 4)
    8. Talk About The Good Times (take 3)
    9. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues (take 8)


    LP 2
    1. You Asked Me To (take 3A)
    2. Loving Arms (take 2) (03:03)
    3. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming (take 4)
    4. Spanish Eyes (take 2)
    5. It's Midnight (take 7)
    6. Find Out What's Happening (takes 8-7)
    7. Three Corn Patches

    Elvis Presley
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    Dedicated

    An All Star Tribute To Doo Wop Legends The 5 Royales


    As the original guitarist of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Steve Cropper has had a storied career. Voted one of Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time', Cropper has worked with blues legends such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and the Blues Brothers Band.


    His debut album on 429 Records is a tribute to R&B and doo wop act, The 5 Royales. The collection features reworked versions of the group's most enduring songs, and includes duets with Lucinda Williams, Steve Winwood, BB King, Bettye LeVette, John Popper, Sharon Jones, Brian May and others.

    1. 30 Second Lover (ft. Steve Winwood)

    2. Don't Be Ashamed (ft. Bettye LaVette & Willie Jones)

    3. Baby Don't Do It (ft. BB King & Shemekia Copeland)
    4. Dedicated to the One I Love (ft. Lucinda Williams & Dan Penn)

    5. My Sugar Sugar (ft. John Popper)

    6. Right Around the Cornet (ft. Delbert McClinton)

    7. Help Me Somebody (instrumental)
    8. I Do (ft. Brian May)

    9. Messin' Up (ft. Sharon Jones)

    10. Say It (ft. Bettye LaVette)

    11. Slummer the Slum (ft. Buddy Miller)

    12. Someone Made You for Me (ft. Dan Penn)

    13. Think (instrumental)
    14. Come On & Save Me (ft. Dylan LeBlanc & Sharon Jones)

    15. When I Get Like This (ft. Lucinda Williams
    Steve Cropper
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    Hip Hug-Her

    Booker T. & The MG's smoked the charts once again in 1967 with the fabulously slinky Hip Hug-Her -just like they'd never left. As house band for Memphis' Stax Records, backing Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, the MG's had written the book on instrumental soul music, and the Hip Hug-Her album impeccably testifies to the greatness of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Alvin Jackson. MG's versions of the Young Rascals' Groovin' and Bobby Hebb's Sunny were so downright in-the-groove, they became big hits themselves all over again. Another lip-smackingly delicious exact reproduction from Sundazed, on 180-gram vinyl, from the absolute vintage analog tapes!
    1. Hip Hug-Her
    2.Soul Sanction
    3. Get Ready
    4. More
    5. Double Or Nothing
    6. Carnaby St.
    7. Slim Jenkins� Joint
    8. Pigmy
    9. Groovin�
    10. Booker�s Notion
    11. Sunny
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Cast The Same Old Shadow Cast The Same Old Shadow Quick View

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    Cast The Same Old Shadow

    A native of Muscle Shoals, Alabama - and part of the growing music scene there (Alabama Shakes, Secret Sisters, Civil Wars etc) Twenty-three year old Dylan was practically raised in the legendary Fame Studios where his dad was a regular player, and where people like Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Etta James and countless others recorded.


    Fame's head, Rick Hall, signed Dylan to its publishing arm. Part of the deal was that Dylan got access to the studio, where he recorded both his debut album Paupers Field (2010) and the bulk of the forthcoming follow-up Cast The Same Old Shadow.

    1. Part One: The End
    2. Innocent Sinner
    3. Brother
    4. Diamonds and Pearls
    5. Where Are You Now
    6. Chesapeake Land
    7. The Ties That Bind
    8. Comfort Me
    9. Cast the Same Old Shadow
    10. Lonesome Waltz
    Dylan LeBlanc
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  • The Best Of Clarence Carter The Best Of Clarence Carter Quick View

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    The Best Of Clarence Carter


    The Clarence Carter/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate 4 Decades Of Clarence's Greatest Atlantic Records Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl And Original LP Artwork


    #11 R&B Album In 1971 • Recorded At The Legendary Fame Studios With Producer Rick Hall


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original Atlantic Records Tapes


    Clarence Carter will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers like Ray
    Charles, Otis Redding and Wilson Pickett who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in
    gospel, soul, rock and pop. Along with Fame Studio legendary producer Rick Hall, Clarence Carter
    created some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic.


    In 1971, Clarence was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic simply titled
    The Best Of Clarence Carter. This stunning array of his top charters includes Patches, Slip Away and
    Snatchin' It Back and other smash hit singles, like Too Weak to Fight and I Can't Leave Your Love
    Alone. Most of them feature the legendary musicianship of folks like Duane Allman, Spooner Oldham
    and Barry Beckett. This top charting collection hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades
    that is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl release of The Best Of Clarence Carter. Mastered from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe
    Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach
    sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork elements by
    Haig Adishian and the classic photos by Rayburn Sparks, not seen in LP cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering
    soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett and others, we feel
    this stunning Clarence Carter 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed
    release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.


    Can You Just Slip Away

    1. Slip Away
    2. I Smell a Rat
    3. Too Weak to Fight
    4. Making Love (At the Dark End of the Street)
    5. Snatching It Back
    6. Patches
    7. I Can't Leave Your Love Alone
    8. Funky Fever
    9. Doin' Our Thing
    10. The Feeling Is Right
    11. Take It Off Him and Put It On Me
    12. You Can't Miss What You Can't Measure
    Clarence Carter
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    The New Scene Of King Curtis

    Recorded in 1960 in the Rudy Van Gelder studio, this amazing session is a rare example of the legendary R&B saxophonist King Curtis playing in a jazz setting. Although Curtis is best known for his work on seminal early sides like the Coasters' "Yakety Yak", and as a backing musician for the likes of Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett, Curtis proves here that his immense talent was not limited by genre. Featuring Nat Adderley on trumpet, Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Oliver Jackson on drums, Curtis plays four original compositions and the standard "Willow Weep For Me", and while this session is not necessarily groundbreaking, it still represents some of the best jazz of the era!
    1. Da Duh Dah
    2. Have You Heard
    3. Willow Weep For Me
    4. Little Brother Soul
    5. In A Funky Groove
    King Curtis
    $27.99
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    Dusty In Memphis

    Ranked 89/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Britain's greatest pop diva Dusty Springfield was the finest white soul singer of her era and this landmark Atlantic Records album from 1969 is a masterpiece, a perfect marriage of pop and soul...contains her top 10 hit Son Of A Preacher Man plus several other hit singles and classic tracks...


    Originally released in 1969, the concept for Dusty In Memphis was to take England's reigning female soul queen to the home of the music which had inspired her. Produced by Atlantic's Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin and engineered by Tom Dowd, the record's highlights include Son Of A Preacher Man, So Much Love, Breakfast In Bed, Just One Smile, I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore and Just A Little Lovin'. Springfield is backed by a crack band that had previously worked with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, King Curtis and Elvis Presley among others. The musicians - collectively known as the Memphis Cats - include guitarist Reggie Young, bassist Tommy Cogbill, drummer Gene Chrismann, pianist Bobby Wood and Bobby Emmons on organ and electric piano. Songwriting contributions came from, among others, Randy Newman, Carole King, Gerry Goffin, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil. Dusty Springfield is one of the finest white soul singers of her era, and this is the undisputed proof.

    1. Just A Little Lovin'
    2. So Much Love
    3. Son Of A Preacher Man
    4. I Don't Want To Hear It Anymore
    5. Don't Forget About Me
    6. Breakfast In Bed
    7. Just One Smile
    8. The Windmills Of Your Mind
    9. In The Land Of Make Believe
    10. No Easy Way Down
    11. I Can't Make It Alone
    Dusty Springfield
    $21.99
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  • Elvis At Stax Elvis At Stax Quick View

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    Elvis At Stax

    Riding high on the success of Aloha From Hawaii, Elvis did something remarkable. He decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf - Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX - the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. Elvis assembled the very best musicians in town - members of Booker T. and The MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reect his new path. Such songs as "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" and "Loving Arms" demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.


    The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work - but is an amazing chapter of Elvis' career. With the Elvis At Stax release, all of this material is collected for the rst time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn't have the known hits, tells a great story.

    LP1
    1. Promised Land
    2. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
    3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    4. Raised On Rock
    5. Help Me
    6. I Got A Feelin' In My Body
    7. For Ol' Times Sake
    8. Talk About The Good Times
    9. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues


    LP2
    1. You Asked Me To
    2. Loving Arms
    3. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
    4. Spanish Eyes
    5. It's Midnight
    6. Find Out What's Happening
    7. Three Corn Patches
    8. My Boy

    Elvis Presley
    $39.99
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    Surprises

    Surprises is a beautiful Soul Jazz album by flutist Herbie Mann, featuring singer Cissy Houston. Released on Atlantic Records in 1976, the album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Jazz Album chart, #56 on the Billboard R&B Album chart, and #178 on the Billboard 200.


    Emily Cissy Houston (born September 30, 1933) is an American Soul and Gospel singer. After a successful career singing backup for (albums of) such artists as Wilson Pickett, Elvis Presley, Jimi Hendrix, Van Morrison, Donnie Hathaway, Paul Simon and Aretha Franklin, she embarked on a solo career, winning two Grammy Awards for her work. She is the mother of the late Whitney Houston, aunt of Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick, and a cousin of opera singer Leontyne Price.


    On September 29, 2014, at 81 years old, Cissy sang backup to a standing-ovation performance with Aretha Franklin of Adele's Rolling in the Deep' and Ain't No Mountain High Enough on the Late Show with David Letterman.


    As the '76 liner notes say: Cissy Houston. Only now is she beginning to emerge from her cocoon after so many years with the Drinkards and the Sweet Inspirations. Cissy...is showcased here like a star-in-waiting.

    1. Draw Your Breaks
    2. Cajun Moon
    3. Creepin'
    4. Easter Rising
    5. Asa Branca
    6. The Sound Of Windwood
    7. Cricket Dance
    8. The Butterfly In A Stone Garden
    9. Anata (I Wish You Were Here With Me)
    Herbie Mann
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  • Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Quick View

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    Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective

    Limited To 1000


    Duane Allman was one of the defining musicians of our era, rated second only to Jimi Hendrix in Rolling Stone's list of rock's 100 greatest guitarists. A founding member, with his brother Gregg, of the Allman Brothers Band, Duane was also active as a session musician, and as a member of the all-star Derek and the Dominos.


    This 14 LP set, produced by Duane's daughter Galadrielle Allman and esteemed reissue producer Bill Levenson, shows the full breadth and depth of Duane's work, from early recordings (with Gregg) in bands such as The Escorts, Allman Joys and Hour Glass; to his studio work with Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Boz Scaggs, Delaney & Bonnie, Ronnie Hawkins and many others; to a live jam session with the Grateful Dead. The set includes several unreleased performances, many classic Allman Brothers songs, and a collector's cache of rare singles and long out-of-print album tracks.


    Also included are a 56 page book with essays by Scott Schindler and Galadrielle Allman, many rare photographs & more.

    LP 1
    1. THE ESCORTS - Turn On Your Love Light
    2. THE ESCORTS - No Name Instrumental
    3. THE ESCORTS - What'd I Say
    4. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Spoonful
    5. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Gotta Get Away
    6. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Shapes Of Things
    7. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Crossroads
    8. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Mister, You're A Better Man Than I
    9. THE ALLMAN JOYS - Lost Woman
    10. HOUR GLASS - Cast Off All My Fears
    11. HOUR GLASS - I've Been Trying
    12. HOUR GLASS - Nothing But Tears


    LP 2
    1. HOUR GLASS - Power Of Love
    2. HOUR GLASS - Down In Texas
    3. HOUR GLASS - Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
    4. HOUR GLASS - B.B. King Medley: Sweet Little Angel / It's My Own Fault / How Blue Can You Get?
    5. HOUR GLASS - Been Gone Too Long
    6. HOUR GLASS - Ain't No Good To Cry
    7. 31ST OF FEBRUARY - Morning Dew
    8. 31ST OF FEBRUARY - Melissa
    9. THE BLEUS - Milk And Honey
    10. THE BLEUS - Leavin' Lisa
    11. THE BLEUS - Julianna's Gone


    LP 3
    1. CLARENCE CARTER - The Road Of Love
    2. CLARENCE CARTER - Light My Fire
    3. WILSON PICKETT - Hey Jude
    4. WILSON PICKETT - Toe Hold
    5. WILSON PICKETT - My Own Style Of Loving
    6. WILSON PICKETT - Born to Be Wild
    7. LAURA LEE - It's How You Make It Good
    8. LAURA LEE - It Ain't What You Do (But How You Do It)
    9. SPENCER WIGGINS - I Never Loved A Woman (The Way I Love You)
    10. ARTHUR CONLEY - Ob - La
    11. ARTHUR CONLEY - Stuff You Gotta Watch
    12. ARTHUR CONLEY - Speak Her Name
    13. ARTHUR CONLEY - That Can't Be My Baby


    LP 4
    1. WILLIE WALKER - A Lucky Loser
    2. THE LOVELLES - I'm Coming Today
    3. THE LOVELLES - Pretending Dear
    4. ARETHA FRANKLIN - The Weight
    5. ARETHA FRANKLIN - It Ain't Fair
    6. SOUL SURVIVORS - Darkness
    7. SOUL SURVIVORS - Tell Daddy
    8. SOUL SURVIVORS - Got Down On Saturday
    9. KING CURTIS - Hey Joe
    10. KING CURTIS - Foot Pattin'
    11. KING CURTIS - Games People Play
    12. KING CURTIS - The Weight
    13. THE SWEET INSPIRATIONS - Get A Little Order


    LP 5
    1. THE BARRY GOLDBERG BLUES BAND - Twice A Man
    2. DUANE ALLMAN - Goin' Down Slow
    3. DUANE ALLMAN - No Money Down
    4. DUANE ALLMAN - Happily Married Man
    5. OTIS RUSH - Me
    6. OTIS RUSH - Reap What You Sow
    7. OTIS RUSH - It Takes Time
    8. THE DUCK & THE BEAR - Going Up The Country
    9. THE DUCK & THE BEAR - Hand Jive
    10. BOZ SCAGGS - Finding Her


    LP 6
    1. BOZ SCAGGS - Look What I Got
    2. BOZ SCAGGS - Waiting For A Train
    3. BOZ SCAGGS - Loan Me A Dime
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Don't Want You No More
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - It's Not My Cross To Bear
    6. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Black Hearted Woman
    7. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Trouble No More


    LP 7
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Every Hungry Woman
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dreams
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Whipping Post
    4. RONNIE HAWKINS - One More Night
    5. RONNIE HAWKINS - Will The Circle Be Unbroken
    6. RONNIE HAWKINS - Matchbox
    7. RONNIE HAWKINS - Down In The Alley
    8. RONNIE HAWKINS - Who Do You Love
    9. LULU - Marley Purt Drive
    10. LULU - Dirty Old Man


    LP 8
    1. LULU - Mr. Bojangles
    2. LULU - Sweep Around Your Own Back Door
    3. JOHNNY JENKINS - I Walk On Gilded Splinters
    4. JOHNNY JENKINS - Rollin' Stone
    5. JOHNNY JENKINS - Down Along The Cove
    6. JOHNNY JENKINS - Voodoo In You
    7. JOHN HAMMOND - Shake For Me
    8. JOHN HAMMOND - Cryin' For My Baby
    9. JOHN HAMMOND - I'm Leavin' You
    10. JOHN HAMMOND - You'll Be Mine
    11. DORIS DUKE - Ghost Of Myself


    LP 9
    1. ERIC QUINCY TATE - Comin' Down (demo version)
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Hoochie Coochie Man (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Midnight Rider
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town (live)
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dimples (live)
    6. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Soul Shake
    7. LAURA NYRO - Beads Of Sweat
    8. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Don't Keep Me Wonderin'
    9. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Living On The Open Road


    LP 10
    1. ELLA BROWN - A Woman Left Lonely
    2. ELLA BROWN - Touch Me
    3. BOBBY LANCE - More Than Enough Rain
    4. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - I Am Yours
    5. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad?
    6. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Have You Ever Loved A Woman
    7. DEREK & THE DOMINOS - Layla
    8. ERIC CLAPTON & DUANE ALLMAN - Mean Old World


    LP 11
    1. SAM SAMUDIO - Me And Bobby McGee
    2. SAM SAMUDIO - Relativity
    3. SAM SAMUDIO - Goin' Upstairs
    4. RONNIE HAWKINS - Don't Tell Me Your Troubles
    5. RONNIE HAWKINS - Sick And Tired
    6. RONNIE HAWKINS - Odessa
    7. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Gift Of Love
    8. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Sing My Way Home
    9. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed (live)


    LP 12
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Statesboro Blues (live)
    2. GRATEFUL DEAD - Sugar Magnolia (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - One Way Out (live)
    4. HERBIE MANN - Push Push
    5. HERBIE MANN - Spirit In The Dark
    6. HERBIE MANN - What'd I Say


    LP 13
    1. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Come On In My Kitchen (live)
    2. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Going Down The Road Feeling Bad (live)
    3. DELANEY & BONNIE & FRIENDS - Poor Elijah / Tribute To Johnson (Medley) (live)
    4. COWBOY - Please Be With Me
    5. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Stand Back
    6. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - You Don't Love Me / Soul Serenade (live)


    LP 14
    1. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Blue Sky
    2. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Blue Sky (live)
    3. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Dreams (live)
    4. THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND - Little Martha

    Duane Allman
    $499.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Box Set - 14 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s Quick View

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    The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s

    The Original Atlantic Soul Masters 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues..


    As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school. It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.s.


    This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald Duck Dunn on bass went on to record a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history! With chart topping soul rockers like Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.


    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s for the first time on 180g Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.


    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like Mo Onions, Slim Jenkins Place and Soul Dressing. Plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals Groovin and George Gershwins Summertime.


    They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian. This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson PickettThe Best Of Wilson Pickett and Solomon BurkeThe Best Of Solomon Burke.


    1. Hip Hug-Her

    2. Slim Jenkins Place
    3. Green Onions

    4. Soul Dressing

    5. Jelly Bread

    6. Groovin

    7. Mo Onions

    8. Summertime

    9. Boot-leg

    10. Cant Be Still

    11. Tic-Tac-Toe

    12. Red, Beans And Rice

    Booker T. & The MG's
    $31.99
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    The Best Of King Curtis

    Limited Anniversary Edition


    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Mastered Impeccably From The Atco Records Stereophonic Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    King Curtis will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the 60's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed musicians during his short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new generation of musicians and fans, King Curtis forever reigns as one of soul's pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him, Curtis Owsley (King Curtis) had the necessary ingredients of stellar musicianship and songwriting acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres.


    King Curtis created some of his greatest sides ever for ATCO Records, where he spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and funkiest soul music ever waxed. In 1968, he was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled "The Best of King Curtis." This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles and stellar album staples continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four decades since!


    "The Best of King Curtis" features a heavy menu of his finest moments like the funk infused "Harper Valley P.T.A." and Stevie Wonder's "I Was Made To Love Her", the definitive balladry of Ben E. King's "Spanish Harlem", and of course his chart toppers "Ode To Billie Joe" "Soul Serenade" and a definitive tribute to his friend Otis Redding with "(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay" which truly opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    This 1968 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that is until now! Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of King Curtis. Mastered impeccably from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    To further enhance your listening enjoyment, we have also included the original artwork elements by Loring Eutemey and the classic photo of King Curtis by Stephen Paley.


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson Pickett, The Spinners and others, we feel this stunning King Curtis 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock audiophile vinyl fans.

    1. Harper Valley P.T.A
    2. Ode To Billy Joe
    3. Soul Serenade
    4. I Heard It Through The Grapevine
    5. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
    6. Memphis Soul Stew
    7. Spanish Harlem
    8. Jump Back
    9. Something On Your Mind
    10. You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'
    11. Makin' Hey
    12. I Was Made To Love Her
    King Curtis
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    Painting Signs (Pure Pleasure)

    Painting Signs stands up as a complete work from beginning to end. Eric Bibb makes a fine case for blues as a music of introspection, warmth, and supreme nuance. Easily his most mature album to date, Painting Signs continues Bibb's formula of socially aware songs performed from an acutely personal point-of-view; standout tracks Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down and a cover of Hope In A Hopeless World hammer home his message of individual freedom and the responsibilities that accompany it. (It's no coincidence that Pops Staples, to whom Bibb dedicates this album, once recorded the latter song.) That's not to say Painting Signs is overly didactic or, indeed, 'heavy' in any way; even the most serious songs here, like the plea for peace and unity Got To Do Better, are leavened by a musical backdrop that's soulful and immediately accessible. Gospel-leaning backing vocals by Linda Tillery and her Cultural Heritage Choir help flesh out several cuts, and robust accordion fills by Bibb's longtime accompanist Janne Petersson add a subtle Louisiana flavor to the rolling, propulsive Kokomo and, to surprisingly good effect, the deep-grooved version of Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do. Elsewhere, he keeps a minimalist tone dominated by acoustic guitar, an arrangement that's particularly mesmerizing on the chilling title track. With its emphasis on sophisticated songcraft and its gentle blend of folk, gospel, and country influences, Painting Signs presents Bibb as an artist intent on blurring the line between blues and 'roots music' in general.



    Musicians:



    • Eric Bibb (vocal, guitar)

    • Wilson Pickett (vocal)

    • Dave Bronze (bass, guitar, vocal)

    • Robbie McIntosh (guitar)

    • Hans Theesink (mandolin)

    • Janne Petersson (organ, piano, electric piano, accordion)

    • Henry Spinetti (drums)

    • Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (backing vocal)



    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Kokomo
    2. Hope In A Hopeless World
    3. Five Miles Above
    4. I Heard The Angels Singing

    5. Delia's Gone
    6. Got To Do Better
    7. The Light Was Worth The Candle

    8. Angel
    9. Walkin' Home

    10. To Know You
    11. Honest I Do
    12. Paintin' Signs
    13. Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
    Eric Bibb
    $49.99
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    The Best of Donny Hathaway


    The Donny Hathaway/friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Begins!


    Celebrate The Soulful Singer & Songwriter's Greatest Hits


    First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl!


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes.


    Featuring The Rare Appearances Of This Christmas And You Were Meant For Me On Vinyl.


    Featuring Chart Topping Duets With Roberta Flack


    Donny Hathaway will be forever known as one of the leading voices of the
    70's soul renaissance and truly one of the more championed songwriters during his
    short lifetime. Thanks to today's respect and care given to his music by a whole new
    generation of musicians and fans, Donny Hathaway forever reigns as one of soul's
    pioneers. Much like Ray Charles, Otis Redding, and other superstars before him,
    Donny had the necessary ingredients of a stellar voice/musicianship and songwriting
    acumen which successfully reached across all gospel, soul, rock and pop genres


    Donny Hathaway created some of the greatest sides ever for ATCO, where he
    spent his time on earth creating some of the most masterful and beautiful soul music
    ever waxed.


    In 1978, Donny was honored with his first greatest hits collection simply titled
    The Best of Donny Hathaway. This stunning array of his most memorable hit singles
    and stellar album staples, most of them featuring Joel Dorn, Billy Cobham, Arif Mardin,
    Jerry Wexler, Eric Gale, Bernard Purdie, King Curtis, Doc Gibbs and Cornell Dupree,
    continues to illustrate how important a force he was then and still is today, over four
    decades since!


    The Best of Donny Hathaway features a heavy menu of his finest moments like
    the funk infused The Ghetto, the definitive balladry of Leon Russell's A Song For You,
    and of course his duet chart topper with Roberta Flack Where Is The Love, which truly
    opened up a worldwide audience to this sorely missed genius.


    Even more classics abound as you'll hear the only vinyl release versions of
    his beautiful last top charting r&b ballad You Were Meant For Me and his standard
    holiday gem This Christmas. The fine LP also includes one of the more poignant songs
    of our time Someday We'll All Be Free which is truly a milestone song for this artist.
    This 1978 Greatest Hits LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades... that
    is until now!


    Friday Music is very proud to announce for the first time ever the stunning 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Donny Hathaway. Mastered impeccably
    from the original ATCO Records tapes by Joe "Philly Soul" Reagoso at Friday Music
    Studios and Capitol Mastering in Hollywood, these classic tracks truly reach sonic
    heights in the audiophile vinyl domain. We have also included the original artwork
    elements by Sandi Young, the classic illustration of Donny Hathaway by Norman
    Green, as well as the original back cover studio session information not seen in LP
    cover form in years!


    The soul lives on here at the Friday Music label, and as with our recent original
    pioneering soul albums from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Solomon Burke, Wilson
    Pickett and others, we feel this stunning Donny Hathaway 180 Gram Audiophile
    Vinyl will be a much anticipated and welcomed release to all the soul, funk and rock
    audiophile vinyl fans.


    Take It From Me .Someday We'll All Be Free

    1. You Were Meant For Me
    2. A Song For You
    3. You've Got A Friend (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    4. Someday We'll All Be Free
    5. Giving Up
    6. Where Is The Love (Donny Hathaway & Roberta Flack)
    7. The Ghetto
    8. Valdez In The Country
    9. This Christmas
    Donny Hathaway
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