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  • Live Wire/ Blues Power Live Wire/ Blues Power Quick View

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    Live Wire/ Blues Power

    Watermelon Man
    Blues Power
    Night Stomp
    Blues At Sunrise
    Please Love Me
    Look Out
    Albert King
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    The Big Blues

    Sourced from the Original King Mono Master Tapes

    Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)


    Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!

    1. Let's Have a Natural Ball
    2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
    3. I Get Evil
    4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
    5. This Morning
    6. I Walked All Night Long
    7. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
    8. Travelin' to California
    9. I've Made Nights By Myself
    10. This Funny Feeling
    11. Ooh-Ee Baby
    12. Dyna Flow
    Albert King
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  • I Get Evil I Get Evil Quick View

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    I Get Evil

    Albert King, the velvet bulldozer, was one third of the 'three kings of guitar' along with B.B and Freddie, although given he was 6'4' and weighed 250lbs he probably amounted to a little more. His stature as a man was reflected in his musicianship and his guitar style influenced the likes of Mick Taylor, Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Derek Trucks.
    LP1
    1. Let's Have A Natural Ball
    2. What Can I Do To Change Your Mind?
    3. I Get Evil
    4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
    5. This Morning (Instrumental)
    6. I Walked All Night Long
    7. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
    8. Travelin' To California
    9. I've Made Nights By Myself
    10. This Funny Feeling
    11. Ooh-ee Baby
    12. Dyna Flow (Instrumental)


    LP2
    1. Bad Luck Blues
    2. Be On Your Merry Way
    3. Why Are You So Mean To Me?
    4. Ooh-ee Baby (Single Version)
    5. Need You By My Side
    6. The Time Has Come
    7. Blues At Sunrise
    8. Old Blue Ribbon
    9. I Get Evil (Single Version)
    10. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?

    Albert King
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    Lovejoy

    1971's Lovejoy was Albert King's most fully realized attempt to bridge the divide between blues and rock. Although recorded a long way from King's home in Lovejoy, Illinois, the singer and guitarist delivered blistering renditions of numbers like the Rolling Stones' Honky Tonk Women, Taj Mahal's She Caught the Katy and Left Me a Mule to Ride, and producer Don Nix's Going Back to Iuka. Available on vinyl for the first time in over 25 years!
    1. Honky Tonk Woman
    2. Bay Area Blues
    3. Corina Corina
    4. She Caught The Katy & Left A Mule To Ride
    5. For The Love Of A Woman
    6. Lovejoy, Ill.
    7. Everybody Wants To Go To Heaven
    8. Going Back To luka
    9. Like A Road Leading Home
    Albert King
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  • Born Under A Bad Sign Born Under A Bad Sign Quick View

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    Born Under A Bad Sign

    Born Under a Bad Sign is the second studio album by Albert King, originally released in 1967. It is composed of singles released by King recorded between March 3, 1966, and June 9, 1967, with additional studio tracks. Providing accompaniment to Albert King, who sang and played lead guitar, were the Stax in-house recording session band, Booker T. & the MG's, featuring the Memphis Horns.
    1. Born Under A Bad Sign
    2. Crosscut Saw
    3. Kansas City
    4. Oh, Pretty Woman
    5. Down Don't Bother Me
    6. The Hunter
    7. I Almost Lost My Mind
    8. Personal Manager
    9. Laundromat Blues
    10. As The Years Go Passing By
    11. The Very Thought Of You
    Albert King
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  • Born Under A Bad Sign (Awaiting Repress) Born Under A Bad Sign (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Born Under A Bad Sign (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 499/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    In 1967, the future of electric blues guitar answered to the name of Albert King. It's not like Albert was a green newcomer to the blues world when he strolled through the doors of Memphis-based Stax Records in 1966. After all, he had his first taste of studio action as a band leader more than a dozen years earlier. But the massively constructed southpaw saved his best for Stax. It's virtually impossible to cite a more important or influential blues album from the latter half of the 1960's than BORN UNDER A BAND SIGN...
    This Sundazed vinyl edition features the entire classic album with its gorgeous vintage artwork, two rare single sides added as bonus cuts, original liner notes and new annotation by Bill Dahl.

    1. Born Under A Bad Sign
    2. Crosscut Saw
    3. Kansa City
    4. Oh, Pretty Woman
    5. Down Don't Bother Me
    6. The Hunter
    7. Funk-shun
    8. I Almost Lost My Mind
    9. Personal Manager
    10. Laundromat Blues
    11. As The Years Go Passing By
    12. The Very Thought Of You
    13. Overall Junction
    Albert King
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    In Session


    New Tip-On Gatefold Jacket With Extra Photos Inside!


    In Session, recorded in 1983, is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together. Its long-overdue commercial release (the album didn't come out until 1999) stands as a fitting tribute to the genius of two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar. Now, it's available on vinyl for the first time.


    Anyone who's witnessed a much-anticipated jam session only to be disappointed - with each participant deferring to the other, the end result being that neither ever got out of first gear will welcome this pairing of two giants of blues guitar. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan obviously shared a mutual admiration, but it simply wasn't in either one's makeup to a) be intimidated or b) take a backseat to anyone. Not without kicking up a little dust.


    This is such a precious set to any fan of either of these blues giants. In addition to the free-spirited jams, there are priceless episodes of conversation between each song, both men exchanging accolades and King giving the much younger Vaughan (though tragically it was Vaughan who died first) some sage advice. This simply is a must-have.

    1. Call It Stormy Monday
    2. Old Times
    3. Pride And Joy
    4. Blues At Sunrise
    5. Turn It Over
    6. Overall Junction
    7. Matchbox Blues
    8. Who Is Stevie
    9. Don't Lie To Me
    10. Ask Me No Questions
    11. Pep Talk

    Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Freddie King Is A Blues Master Freddie King Is A Blues Master Quick View

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    Freddie King Is A Blues Master

    Freddie King, born as Fred King, originally recording as Freddy King, and nicknamed The Texas Cannonball, was an influential American blues guitarist and singer. He is often mentioned as one of the Three Kings of electric blues guitar, along with Albert King and B.B. King, as well as being the youngest of the three.
    1. Play It Cool
    2. That Will Never Do
    3. It's Too Late, She's Gone
    4. Blue Shadows
    5. Today I Sing the Blues
    6. Get Out of My Life Woman
    7. Hide Away
    8. Funky
    9. Hot Tomato
    10. Wide Open
    11. Sweet Thing
    12. Let Me Down Easy
    Freddy King
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  • Texas Hurricane Texas Hurricane Quick View

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    Texas Hurricane

    Mastered from the Original Analog Tapes by Sterling Sound


    What if. What if everything that you have come to know and worship about the sonic superiority of Quality Record Pressings LPs could be brought to bear on one of the rockingest powerhouses of blues guitar who ever lived?


    Then your wish is granted. We're about to rock your world with the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued: Six of Vaughan's most classic album titles combined in the ultimate box set for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics!


    With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the '80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Otis Rush and Hubert Sumlin and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. Vaughan bridged the gap between blues and rock like no other artist had since the late '60s. For about seven years, Stevie Ray Vaughan was the leading light in American blues, consistently selling out concerts while his albums regularly went gold. His tragic death in 1990 only emphasized his influence in blues and American rock & roll.


    This is classic Stevie Ray Vaughan, meticulously remastered from the analog tapes by New York's Sterling Sound. In each set you'll receive Texas Flood, Couldn't Stand the Weather, Soul to Soul, In Step, plus the posthumous classics Family Style and The Sky Is Crying.


    Those of you familiar with our previous LP box sets - Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, Creedence Clearwater Revival - and soon to come, The Doors - know how deluxe these sets are. From the detailed liner notes to the rarest photographs, these sets will truly be gems.


    For those with an audiophile passion and a pocketbook on a budget, the 331/3 LP set satisfies like no other. The box set will be pressed on 200 gram vinyl at QRP, lauded for its vinyl manufacturing excellence.


    Each LP set will come housed in deluxe gatefold jackets that include rarely published, intimate photos - a look inside the career of a legend whose death at age 35 shocked the music world. A few statistics showcase Vaughan's success and musical influence: His debut album Texas Flood, reached No. 38 on the charts, crossing over to rock radio stations. The album's succesor, Couldn't Stand the Weather, released in May 1984, reached No. 31 on the charts; by the end of 1985 it went gold. Vaughan and his band, Double Trouble, recorded their third album, Soul to Soul, released in August 1985, and it reached No. 34 on the charts.

    Texas Flood:


    1. Love Struck Baby
    2. Pride And Joy
    3. Texas Flood
    4. Tell Me
    5. Testify
    6. Rude Mood
    7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
    8. Dirty Pool
    9. I'm Cryin'
    10. Lenny


    Couldn't Stand The Weather:


    1. Scuttle Buttin'
    2. Couldn't Stand the Weather
    3. The Things (That) I Used to Do
    4. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
    5. Cold Shot
    6. Tin Pan Alley
    7. Honey Bee
    8. Stang's Swang


    Soul To Soul:


    1. Say What!
    2. Lookin' Out The Window
    3. Look At Little Sister
    4. Ain't Gone 'n' Give Up On Love
    5. Gone Home
    6. Change It
    7. You'll Be Mine
    8. Empty Arms
    9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without You


    In Step:


    1. The House Is Rockin'
    2. Crossfire
    3. Tightrope
    4. Let Me Love You Baby
    5. Leave My Girl Alone
    6. Travis Walk
    7. Wall of Denial
    8. Scratch-N-Sniff
    9. Love Me Darlin'
    10. Riviera Paradise


    The Sky Is Crying:


    1. Boot Hill
    2. The Sky Is Crying
    3. Empty Arms
    4. Little Wing
    5. Wham
    6. May I Have a Talk With You
    7. Close to You
    8. Chitlins con Carne
    9. So Excited
    10. Life By the Drop


    Family Style:


    1. Hard To Be
    2. White Boots
    3. DFW
    4. Good Texan
    5. Hillbillies From Outerspace
    6. Long Way From Home
    7. Tick Tock
    8. Telephone Song
    9. Baboom/Mama Said
    10. Brothers

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $279.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 6 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live At Carnegie Hall Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live At Carnegie Hall Quick View

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    Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live At Carnegie Hall


    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Insert


    Featuring Dr. John & Jimmie Vaughan


    Available On Vinyl For The First Time!


    Live at Carnegie Hall is a live Texas blues album by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, released in 1997. The concert was recorded at New York City's Carnegie Hall on October 4, 1984, a day after Vaughan's thirtieth birthday (leading to Vaughan's description of the show as My best birthday ever ... forever).


    Special guests included drummer George Rains, Dr. John on keyboards, the Roomful of Blues horn section, brother Jimmie Vaughan on guitar, and vocalist Angela Strehli. This was the first and only time in the band's history that the trio was expanded.


    The set list was in large part Vaughan's personal, private, tribute to his role models; he played tunes by Guitar Slim, Albert Collins, and Albert King, all musicians who never got to perform in the legendary concert hall. The album charted on the Billboard 200, and was the #1 Blues album for eight weeks.

    LP 1
    1. Intro - Ken Dashow / John Hammond
    2. Scuttle Buttin'
    3. Testifyin'
    4. Love Struck Baby
    5. Honey Bee
    6. Cold Shot
    7. Letter To My Girlfriend
    8. Dirty Pool


    LP 2
    1. Pride And Joy
    2. The Things That I Used To Do
    3. C.O.D.
    4. Iced Over
    5. Lenny
    6. Rude Mood

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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  • Forever Man Forever Man Quick View

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    Forever Man

    Legendary songwriter, vocalist, guitarist and 19-time Grammy Award-winner Eric Clapton will release a brand-new 'Best Of' compilation, entitled Forever Man, via Reprise Records. The collection traces much of Clapton's career featuring the Grammy Award-winning tracks Change The World, Tears In Heaven, Bad Love and including materials from Eric's Grammy Award-winning albums From The Cradle and Unplugged. Guest performers include B.B. King and J.J. Cale.


    The release of Forever Man coincides with an upcoming tour, which includes nine concert dates in celebration of his 70th birthday on March 30th. The shows will take place at New York City's famed Madison Square Garden on May 1st and 2nd and at London's Royal Albert Hall on May 14th, 15th, 17th, 18th, 20th, 21st, and 23rd. The shows will feature Clapton, accompanied by his band members Paul Carrack, Steve Gadd, Nathan East, Chris Stainton, Sharon White, and Michelle John, with opening support act Andy Fairweather Low and the Low Riders.

    LP1
    1. Gotta Get Over
    2. I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
    3. Anyway The Wind Blows - with J.J. Cale
    4. My Father's Eyes
    5. Motherless Child
    6. Pretending
    7. Little Queen Of Spades
    8. Bad Love
    9. Behind The Mask


    LP2
    1. Tears In Heaven
    2. Change The World
    3. Call Me The Breeze
    4. Forever Man
    5. Riding With The King - With B.B. King
    6. It's In The Way That You Use It
    7. Circus
    8. Got You On My Mind
    9. Travelin' Alone
    10. Revolution

    Eric Clapton
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  • I Wanna Get Funky I Wanna Get Funky Quick View

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    I Wanna Get Funky

    In the mid-1970s, at a time when R&B-oriented radio stations had all but banished blues records from their playlists, Albert King continued to penetrate the airways with his up-to-date blues sound, and this album is no exception. The wonderfully funky That's What the Blues Are All About reached No. 15 on Billboard's Hot Soul Singles chart, becoming King's biggest hit of the decade.
    1. I Wanna Get Funky
    2. Playing On Me
    3. Walking The Back Streets And Crying
    4. 'Til My Back Ain't Got No Bone
    5. Flat Tire
    6. I Can't Hear Nothing But The Blues
    7. Travelin' Man
    8. Crosscut Saw
    9. That's What The Blues Is All About
    Albert King
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  • Money And Cigarettes Money And Cigarettes Quick View

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    Money And Cigarettes

    Money and Cigarettes marked several important turning points in Eric Clapton's recording career: his debut release on his own Duck imprint; the first album he made after giving up drinking; and new players (with the exception of second guitarist Albert Lee) including Stax Records veteran bassist Donald Duck Dunn and Muscle Shoals drummer Roger Hawkins, also bringing in guest guitarist Ry Cooder.


    His new songs reflected on his changed condition, with Ain't Going Down, a thinly veiled musical rewrite of the Jimi Hendrix arrangement of All Along the Watchtower, serving as a statement of purpose that declared, I've still got something left to say. Other notable hits include The Shape You're In, the acoustic ballad Pretty Girl and covers of Sleepy John Estes' Everybody Oughta Make a Change (significantly placed as the album's leadoff track), Albert King's Crosscut Saw, and Johnny Otis' Crazy Country Hop.

    1. Everybody Oughta Make A Change
    2. The Shape You're In
    3. Ain't Going Down
    4. I've Got A Rock 'N' Roll Heart
    5. Man Overboard
    6. Pretty Girl
    7. Man In Love
    8. Crosscut Saw
    9. Slow Down Linda
    Eric Clapton
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  • In Session In Session Quick View

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    In Session

    In Session, recorded in 1983, is the only known recording of Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan performing together. Its long-overdue commercial release (the album didn't come out until 1999) stands as a fitting tribute to the genius of two of the greatest musicians ever to have played the blues on electric guitar.


    Anyone who's witnessed a much-anticipated jam session only to be disappointed - with each participant deferring to the other, the end result being that neither ever got out of first gear will welcome this pairing of two giants of blues guitar. Albert King and Stevie Ray Vaughan obviously shared a mutual admiration, but it simply wasn't in either one's makeup to a) be intimidated or b) take a backseat to anyone. Not without kicking up a little dust.


    This is such a precious set to any fan of either of these blues giants. In addition to the free-spirited jams, there are priceless episodes of conversation between each song, both men exchanging accolades and King giving the much younger Vaughan (though tragically it was Vaughan who died first) some sage advice. This simply is a must-have.


    1. Call It Stormy Monday
    2. Old Times
    3. Pride And Joy
    4. Turn It Over
    5. Ask Me No Questions
    6. Who Is Stevie
    7. Blues At Sunrise

    Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan
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  • I'll Play The Blues For You I'll Play The Blues For You Quick View

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    I'll Play The Blues For You

    The regal twang and moan of Albert Kings guitar has long been one of the most riveting sounds in urban blues.



    If King hadnt developed his way of bending notes into uncannily human cries, shouts and whispers, modern blues guitar would be a different phenomenon. King played his right-handed guitar upside down and backward, using his left hand. But there was nothing backward about the music he made. Literally pulling emotion from the strings, he created resonance and a sustained wail that distinguished him from all other blues guitarists.



    In Ill Play The Blues For You, one of the prime albums of Kings Stax period, we hear a thrilling live performance of his classic Ill Be Doggone and a hair-raising Dont Burn Down The Bridge. Throughout, the warm ruggedness of the masters singing complements his guitar.

    1. I'll Play The Blues For You (Parts I & II)
    2. Little Brother (Make A Way)
    3. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
    4. High Cost Of Loving
    5. I'll Be Doggone
    6. Answer To The Laundromat Blues
    7. Don't Burn Down The Bridge ('Cause You Might Wanna Come Back Across)

    8. Angel Of Mercy
    Albert King
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  • How I Go How I Go Quick View

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    How I Go

    Recorded in Sausalito, Californias Studio D, and produced by both Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his longtime collaborator and producer Jerry Harrison (Trouble Is, Live On,10 Days Out, Blues From The Backroads, Live! In Chicago), How I Go signals the bands welcome return to the studio. With the help of co-writers Mark Selby and Tia Sellers (Blue on Black), as well as Zac Maloy and Danny Tate, the new album offers a bounty of new material as well as covers from Albert King, Bessie Smith and The Beatles.


    Kenny and his band, which features Noah Hunt, Chris Layton, and Riley Osbourn along with special guest Tommy Shannon, have delivered a refreshing and inspiring take on guitar-driven rock n roll. How I Go offers a blues infused collection of music and more. Shepherd explains, We poured our hearts and souls into the recording of How I Go. My goal was to give longtime fans exactly what they want to hear on one of my records, while providing new fans an opportunity to experience my brand of blues based rock. Im certain music lovers will clearly hear our musical roots while experiencing the growth and emotion that this record represents.

    1. Never Lookin' Back

    2. Come On Over
    3. Yer Blues
    4. Show Me the Way Back Home
    5. Cold
    6. Oh, Pretty Woman
    7. Anywhere the Wind Blows
    8. Dark Side of Love
    9. Heat of the Sun
    10. The Wire
    11. Who's Gonna Catch You Now
    12. Back Water Blues
    13. Strut
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd
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    King Strings

    John Lee Hooker, Albert King, Johnny "Guitar" Watson And More On 180 Gram Vinyl Pressed At R.T.I.


    Selected from the crown jewels of the rich King-Federal-DeLuxe discography, King Strings features rocking, socking guitar instrumentals from the Cincinnati-based family of labels cut between 1949 and 1962, programmed for power! Fashioned as a vintage King LP from the era and containing a killer line-up of the biggest talents the stable of labels offered, this is the historic various artists collection that should have been issued circa 1962. King was central to the underlying creative flow in R&B during the era, and the recordings here show the depth of style and synergy that the label routinely captured on vinyl. From the proto-funk groove of Hooker's "Stomp Boogie" (under the pseudonym Texas Slim) to two cuts of Baker magic captured in Paris over a decade later, and including key cuts from Freddy King, Albert King, Johnny "Guitar" Watson and many others in between, you'll individually hear a variety of instruments, tones and techniques, but together the clear, common artistry of the players' sovereign ability, sequenced like a long, climactic solo-this is the sound of some of the most heralded talent of the guitar generation! Includes a rich, detailed insert with rare photos and extensive liner notes by Colin Escott. Join six-string soul royalty for a showcase from the company that called itself The King of Them All!

    1. Let's Rock - Johnny Otis with Johnny "Guitar" Watson
    2. San-Ho-Zay - Freddy King
    3. Louisiana Hop - Pete "Guitar" Lewis
    4. Steam Roller - Mickey Baker
    5. Dyna-Flow - Albert King
    6. Honky Tonk (Part 1) - Bill Doggett
    7. Stomp Boogie - Texas Slim (John Lee Hooker)
    8. After Hours - Jimmy Nolen
    9. This Morning - Albert King
    10. Do What You Do - Mickey Baker
    11. Floyd's Guitar Blues - Bill Doggett
    12. Strollin' with Nolen - Jimmy Nolen
    13. Space Guitar - Young John Watson
    14. Hide Away - Freddy King
    15. Gainesville - Roy Gaines
    16. The Big Push - Cal Green & His Orchestra
    Various Artists
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  • Let's Pick It! Let's Pick It! Quick View

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    Let's Pick It!

    Recorded while Eddie C. Cambell was on an extended stay in Europe, 1984's Let's Pick It! finds the blues guitarist in fine form with a worthy supporting cast that includes Willem Van Dullemen (guitar), Rund van Ingen (piano), Lex Nijsen (bass), Harry Visscher (drums) and Carlo Reys (harmonica). The 12-song cycle features Campbell's own Messin' with My Pride, Cold and Hungry and Dream sitting comfortably alongside well placed cover versions of songs by Albert King and Jimmy Reed among others.
    1. Messin' With My Pride
    2. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
    3. All My Whole Life
    4. All Of My Life
    5. Double Dutch
    6. Red Light
    7. Cold and Hungry
    8. Love Me With a Feeling
    9. Dream
    10. Let's Pick It
    11. Big Leg Mama
    12. That Will Never Do
    Eddie C. Campbell
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  • Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure) Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Little Girl Blue (Pure Pleasure)

    Little Girl Blue, released in 1957, was Nina Simone's first recording, originally issued on the Bethlehem label. Backed by bassist Jimmy Bond and Albert 'Tootie' Heath, it showcases her ballad voice as one of mystery and sensuality and showcases her up-tempo jazz style with authority and an enigmatic down-home feel that is nonetheless elegant. The album also introduced a fine jazz pianist. Simone was a solid improviser who never strayed far from the blues. Check the opener, her reading of Duke Ellington's Mood Indigo, which finger-pops and swings while keeping the phrasing deep-blue. It is contrasted immediately with one of the -- if not the -- definitive reads of Willard Robison's steamy leave-your-lover ballad Don't Smoke in Bed. The title track, written by Rodgers & Hart, features Good King Wenceslas as a classical prelude to one of the most beautiful pop ballads ever written. It is followed immediately by the funky swing in Love Me or Leave Me with a smoking little piano solo in the bridge where Bach meets Horace Silver and Bobby Timmons.


    It's also interesting to note that while this was her first recording, the record's grooves evidence an artist who arrives fully formed; many of the traits Simone displayed throughout her career as not only a vocalist and pianist but as an arranger are put on first notice here. My Baby Just Cares for Me has a stride shuffle that is extrapolated on in the piano break. Her instrumental and improvising skills are put to good use on Tadd Dameron's Good Bait, which is transformed into something classical from its original bebop intent. You'll Never Walk Alone feels more like some regal gospel song than the Rodgers & Hammerstein show tune it was. Of course, one of Simone's signature tunes was her version of I Loves You, Porgy, which appears here for the first time and was released as a single. Her own Central Park Blues is one of the finest jazz tunes here.



    Musicians:



    • Nina Simone (piano, vocal)

    • Jimmy Bond (bass)

    • Albert "Tootie" Heath (drums)



    Recording: 1957



    About Pure Pleasure



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



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



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



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



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



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



    1. Mood Indigo
    2. Don't Smoke In Bed
    3. He Needs Me
    4. Little Girl Blue
    5. Love Me Or Leave Me
    6. My baby Just Cares For Me
    7. Good Bait
    8. Plain Gold Ring
    9. You'll Never Walk Alone
    10. I Loves You Porgy
    11. Central Park Blues
    Nina Simone
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Exactly Like This

    200 Gram Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Understanding the importance of restraint to the blues, he skirts the predictable with fresh imagery in lyrics and his music is barb-wire sharp. - Down Beat Magazine


    Doug MacLeod is a unique, powerful guitarist with a rich and soulful voice, singing original songs based on his own life and experiences. This is Genuine Original Acoustic Music at its very best.


    His new album Exactly Like This is his third release with Reference Recordings. It's MacLeod at his very best, in a richly detailed recording by Grammy-winning engineer Keith Johnson, made at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California.


    In live performance, Doug MacLeod assures his audience This song is going to go exactly like this. It's presented just for them, not a repeat of any performance he's ever given or will ever give. He records the same way, each of his original songs are offered with a fresh voice. Exactly Like This contains 11 new MacLeod originals reflecting and paying tribute to some of his diverse musical influences: Louis Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Jerry Reed, Tony Joe White, John Lee Hooker, and even a little Duke Ellington. In his previous 19 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves.


    His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. Two of his songs are on Grammy-nominated albums by Albert King and Albert Collins.


    Doug MacLeod isn't just a blues guy, he's a singer/songwriter/storyteller and serious guitarist. He is one of the few modern artists doing all original material and traveling the country like a troubadour. Just Doug, headed down the road in his Honda, baseball on the radio, Siri by his side and a trunk full of music!

    LP1
    1. Rock It Till the Crows Come Home
    2. Too Many Misses For Me
    3. Find Your Right Mind
    4. Ain't It Rough?
    5. Serious Doin' Woman


    LP2
    1. Ridge Runner
    2. New Morning Road
    3. Vanetta
    4. Raylene
    5. Heavens The Only Place
    6. You Got It Good (And That Ain't Bad)

    Doug MacLeod
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Prisoner


    Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    As one of the first albums Herbie Hancock recorded after departing Miles Davis' quintet in 1968, as well as his final album for Blue Note, The Prisoner is one of Hancock's most ambitious efforts. Assembling a nonet that features Joe Henderson (tenor sax, alto flute), Johnny Coles (flugelhorn), Garnett Brown (trombone), Buster Williams (bass), and Albert Tootie Heath (drums), he has created his grandest work since My Point of View. Unlike that effort, The Prisoner has a specific concept -- it's a tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, evoking his spirit and dreams through spacious, exploratory post-bop. Often, the music doesn't follow conventional patterns, but that doesn't mean that it's alienating or inaccessible. It is certainly challenging, but Hancock's compositions (and his arrangement of Charles Williams' Firewater) have enough melody and space to allow listeners into the album. Throughout the record, Hancock, Coles, and Henderson exchange provocative, unpredictable solos that build upon the stark melodies and sober mood of the music. The tone is not of sorrow or celebration, but of reflection and contemplation, and on that level, The Prisoner succeeds handsomely...

    - Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)

    1. I Have a Dream
    2. The Prisoner
    3. Firewater
    4. He Who Lives in Fear
    5. Promise of the Sun
    6. The Prisoner
    7. Firewater
    Herbie Hancock
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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    Christmas In Soulsville

    A collection of soulful holiday tunes. This festive compilation includes yuletide songs from the likes of Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Booker T & The MGs, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and many others.
    1. Merry Christmas, Baby [take 1] - Otis Redding
    2. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas - The Staple Singers
    3. Winter Wonderland [take 2] - Booker T & The MG's
    4. The Mistletoe And Me (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    5. Black Christmas - The Emotions
    6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Albert King
    7. White Christmas - Rance Allen Group
    8. I'll Be Your Santa Baby - Rufus Thomas
    9. Please Come Home For Christmas - Little Johnny Taylor
    10. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions
    11. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Mack Rice
    12. Winter Snow (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    13. It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees
    14. Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Albert King
    15. That Makes Christmas Day - Rufus Thomas
    Various Artists
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Goin' Home

    In a 20-year recording career that began when he was just 16, Shepherd has established himself as an immensely popular recording artist, a consistently
    in-demand live act and an influential force in a worldwide resurgence of interest in the blues. Now, the five-time GRAMMY® nominee delivers one of his
    most personal projects to date with Goin' Home, his eighth album and his first to be recorded in his hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Recorded in a
    mere 11 days, Goin' Home finds Shepherd revisiting a dozen of the vintage blues classics that first ignited his love of the blues and inspired him to play
    guitar. The artist's sharp interpretive skills and sublime guitar work shine on his renditions of tunes originally popularized by such blues icons as B.B. King,
    Albert King, Freddie King, Muddy Waters, Magic Sam, Johnny Guitar Watson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
    1. Palace of the King
    2. Everything's Gonna Be Alright
    3. I Love the Life I Live
    4. The House Is a Rockin' v
    5. Breaking Up Somebody's Home
    6. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    7. You Can't Judge A Book by the Cover
    8. Boogie Man
    9. Looking Back
    10. Cut You Loose
    11. Born Under a Bad Sign
    12. Still a Fool
    Kenny Wayne Shepherd
    $34.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Black To Blues (Pre-Order)

    In April 2016, Black Stone Cherry released Kentucky, to great critical and commercial success. Kentucky reached new chart peaks for the band worldwide and was followed by massive touring through the United States, Europe, and Australia. In the midst of this all, the band found the time and dedication to record Black to Blues. On this EP, the quartet of Chris Robertson (vocals, guitar), Ben Wells (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Lawhon (bass, vocals) and John Fred Young (drums, harmonica, vocals) channel their blues music roots. The EP features six blues-classics originally written and/or performed by legendary musicians like Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Booker T. Jones, Albert King and Freddy King. On Black to Blues, these traditional songs get wildly Black Stone Cherry-fied, while also paying homage to the original on the other hand.
    1. Built For Comfort
    2. Champagne & Reefer
    3. Palace Of The King
    4. Hoochie Coochie Man
    5. Born Under A Bad Sign
    6. I Want To Be Loved
    Black Stone Cherry
    $15.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl EP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
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