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  • Live In Cook County Jail Live In Cook County Jail Quick View

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    Live In Cook County Jail

    180-gram vinyl re-release of the classic B.B. King live album. 'Live In Cook County Jail.' Recorded in Chicago's
    Cook County Jail on a hot fall day in 1970 and released the following year, the recording of this historic event was named #499 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, hitting #1 on the Billboard R&B charts, #3 on the Jazz charts and #25 on the Top 200. One of several live albums King released, it features a selection of his best-known songs.
    1. Introductions
    2. Every Day I Have The Blues
    3. How Blue Can You Get?
    4. Worry, Worry, Worry
    5. Medley: 3 O'Clock Blues/Darlin' You Know I Love You
    6. Sweet Sixteen
    7. The Thrill Is Gone
    8. Please Accept My Love
    B.B. King
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  • Live At The Regal Live At The Regal Quick View

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    Live At The Regal

    180-gram vinyl re-release of B.B. King's classic live album 'Live At The Regal.' Recorded November 21, 1964 at the Regal Theater in Chicago and released the following year, the album is considered one of the greatest blues
    recordings ever, with Rolling Stone naming it 141 on its 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. It is also included in the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. King, talking about the album, admitted "that particular day in Chicago, everything came together."
    1. Everyday I Have The Blues
    2. Sweet Little Angel
    3. It's My Own Fault
    4. How Blue Can You Get?
    5. Please Love Me
    6. You Upset Me Baby
    7. Worry, Worry
    8. Woke Up This Mornin'
    9. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    10. Help The Poor
    B.B. King
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  • The Blues King's Best The Blues King's Best Quick View

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    The Blues King's Best

    A very special LP vinyl of vintage studio recordings and incredible live performances by the living embodiment of the blues, Mr. B.B. King! Features some of his best-known songs including "The Thrill Is Gone," "Guess Who," "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss," plus studio recordings of "Every Day I Have The Blues" and rare Gospel tunes!
    1. The Thrill Is Gone
    2. Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss
    3. Every Day I Have The Blues
    4. How Blue Can You Get
    5. Please Love Me
    6. Guess Who
    7. You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    8. Save A Seat For Me
    9. I Am Willing To Run All The Way
    10. Long Nights
    11. From The Bottom [with Sonny Boy Williamson]
    12. That Evil Child
    B.B. King
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  • Singin' The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Singin' The Blues (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Singin' The Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Singin' The Blues was issued as Crown 5020 in spring 1957 and featured some of B.B. King's best-loved songs up to that point. The LP included four #1 R&B hits: 3 O'Clock Blues and You Know I Love You (1952), Please Love Me (1953) and You Upset Me Baby (1954); four other top ten hits; plus Blind Love from 1953 and covers of Tampa Red's Crying Won't Help You (1955) and Gatemouth Moore's Did You Ever Love A Woman from 1956. To fill out the album, a superior alternate take of Sweet Little Angel was included. As John Broven observes in his notes: In 1957 Singin' The Blues gave the first real indication that B.B. King was destined to be a major star. Absolutely seminal material; his classic hits.




    Musicians:



    • B. B. King (guitar, vocal)

    • The Maxwell Davis Orchestra



    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. Please Love Me
    2. You Upset Me Baby
    3. Every Day I Have the Blues
    4. Bad Luck
    5. 3 O'clock Blues
    6. Blind Love
    7. Woke Up This Morning
    8. You Know I Love You
    9. Sweet Little Angel
    10. Ten Long Hears
    11. Did You Ever Love A Woman
    12. Crying Won't Help You
    B.B. King
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  • King Strings King Strings Quick View

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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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  • Music (On Sale) Music (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Music (On Sale)

    Released on the heels of her breakthrough, Tapestry, Carole Kings Music is every bit the equal of its more famous predecessor, a Number One smash that features impeccable songwriting, infallible melodies, and extraordinary piano playing. In short, everything thats made King an institution. After of years of being overshadowed, this 1971 singer-songwriter classic has finally been given the audiophile treatment its long deserved.



    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited-edition 180g LP of Kings second solo masterpiece is rife with intimacy, transparency, soulfulness, and you-are-there sound. Never before remastered, Music seems like a brand-new album, Kings familiar voice, intelligent arrangements, and ravishing support band presented on a deep, three-dimensional soundstage. Your appreciation for and understanding of Kings inspirational lyrics and ravishing performances will increase tenfold. Mobile Fidelitys 180g LP brings you that much closer.



    Accompanied by percussionist Bobbye Hall, drummer Russ Kinkel, guitarist/vocalist James Taylor, and a cavalcade of professional wind musicians, King delves further into R&B and jazz-derived pop, coming up aces every time. Warm, intelligent, and cohesive, songs echo with simplicity and honesty. And as is typical of much of Kings work, several of tunes here were later covered by other artists, including Its Going To Take Some Time (the Carpenters). Yet the originals trump the later renditions, and the rendition of the standard Some Kind of Wonderful stands as the best ever recorded.



    With Taylor lending more of a hand on Music than he does on Tapestry, King expands her confident reach on the piano and peppers the songs with graceful touches of saxophone, flute, pedal-steel guitar, and woodwinds. Ballads sway (Surely), gospel brightness lifts spirits (Brighter), and backup vocals float heavenly pop (Song of Long Ago). Yet the best aspect is Kings voice, infused with fondness, concern, joy, and a quiet power that parallels the delicacy and deliberate nature that define Music.



    Mobile Fidelitys audiophile edition is free of the limiting artifacts that have helped keep this record in the dark for the better part of the past few decades. Previously diminished, acoustic guitars, subtle brass elements, and soft percussion contribute to the enjoyment of the songs, and Kings voice pleasant, assuring, emotion comes through with incredible clarity and inflection. The brilliance of the legendary Lou Adlers original production is restored to its full glory.


    If its at all possible and it is this treasure now sounds even more heartwarming than it did upon original release. The companion to Tapestry, Music is an aural and sonic delight.



    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1.Brother, Brother
    2.It's Going to Take Some Time
    3.Sweet Seasons
    4.Some Kind of Wonderful
    5.Surely
    6.Carry Your Load
    7.Music
    8.Song of Long Ago
    9.Brighter
    10.Growing Away from Me
    11.Too Much Rain
    12.Back to California
    Carole King
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 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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  • King Of The Blues King Of The Blues Quick View

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    King Of The Blues

    The greatest blues man of all time is celebrated on this gorgeous and aptly titled limited edition 12" vinyl picture disc from Cleopatra Records featuring the classics "The Thrill Is Gone," "Every Day I Have The Blues" and "You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" among others!
    1. The Thrill Is Gone
    2. Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss
    3. Every Day I Have The Blues
    4. How Blue Can You Get
    5. Please Love Me
    6. Guess Who
    7. You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    8. Save A Seat For Me
    9. I Am Willing To Run All The Way
    10. Long Nights
    11. From The Bottom (with Sonny Boy Williamson)
    12. That Evil Child
    B.B. King
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  • Live At The Regal Live At The Regal Quick View

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    Live At The Regal

    Ranked 141/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import


    Classic live recording from Chicago recorded in 1964 and released in 1965. Live at the Regal showcases B.B. King's penchant for not only playing guitar and singing, but also entertaining. King treats an enthusiastic audience here to a collection of some of his greatest uptown blues hits.

    1. Every Day I Have The Blues

    2. Sweet Little Angel
    3. It's My Own Fault
    4. How Blue Can You Get?
    5. Please Love Me

    6. You Upset Me Baby
    7. Worry, Worry

    8. Woke Up This Mornin'
    9. You Done Lost Your Good Thing Now

    10. Help The Poor
    B.B. King
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  • Ladies And Gentlemen Mr. B.B. King Ladies And Gentlemen Mr. B.B. King Quick View

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    Ladies And Gentlemen Mr. B.B. King

    This 180g 2LP retrospective celebrates the life and work of the great B.B. King. A selection of the best tracks from the already available 10CD and 4CD sets, Ladies and Gentlemen chronicles his amazing career.
    LP1
    1. How Blue Can You Get?
    2. I Wonder Why
    3. Think It Over
    4. The Thrill Is Gone
    5. Chains And Things
    6. Worry, Worry
    7. Sweet Sixteen
    8. Ghetto Woman


    LP2
    1. There Must Be A Better World Somewhere
    2. When Love Comes To Town
    3. Stormy Monday Blues
    4. Blues Man
    5. Caldonia
    6. You Have A Way
    7. Key To The Highway (live)
    8. Get These Blues Off Me
    9. See That My Grave Is Kept Clean

    B.B. King
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  • The King's Blues Box The King's Blues Box Quick View

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    The King's Blues Box

    Silver Foil Stamped Deluxe Box Set With Red, White & Blue Colored Vinyl


    Lavish Full Color Booklet Of Photos And Liner Notes


    4 Collectible Postcards


    Celebrate the life and career of blues music's most exalted royalty, American legend B.B. King, with this gorgeous 3LP box set on red, white & blue colored vinyl!


    Features live and studio performances dating back to B.B.'s earliest recordings in the 1950s on through to his most well-known and best-loved classics such as "The Thrill Is Gone", "Every Day I Have The Blues, "Payin 'The Cost To Be The Boss", "Guess Who" and many more!

    LP 1
    1. B.B. Boogie
    2. Walkin' and Cryin'
    3. A New Way of Driving
    4. Please Love Me
    5. Every Day I Have the Blues
    6. Mr. Pawnbroker
    7. From The Bottom
    8. You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    9. It's My Own Fault
    10. Catfish Blues (A/K/A Fishin' After Me)
    11. The Letter
    12. Servant's Prayer


    LP 2

    1. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    2. Save a Seat for Me
    3. Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
    4. Jesus Gave Me Water
    5. I Never Heard a Man
    6. Army of the Lord
    7. The Thrill Is Gone (Live)
    8. Every Day I Have the Blues (Live)
    9. How Blue Can You Get? (Live)
    10. Caldonia (Live)
    11. Please Love Me (Live)
    12. Sweet Sixteen (Live)


    LP 3
    1. I Got Some Help (I Don't Really Need) [A/K/A Outside Help] [Live]
    2. Payin' the Cost to Be the Boss (Live)
    3. That Evil Child (Live)
    4. Guess Who (Live)
    5. Why I Sing the Blues (Live)
    6. You Know I Love You (Live)
    7. Sweet Little Angel (Live)
    8. All Over Again (Live)

    B.B. King
    $64.99
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  • Plays The Great Memphis Hits Plays The Great Memphis Hits Quick View

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    Plays The Great Memphis Hits

    King Curtis pays tribute to the great Memphis Hits!
    1. Knock On Wood
    2. Good To Me
    3. Hold On, I'm Comin'
    4. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    5. Green Onions
    6. You Don't Miss Your Water
    7. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
    8. In The Midnight Hour
    9. The Dog
    10. I've Been Loving You Too Long
    11. Last Night
    12. Jump Back
    King Curtis
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  • King Of The Blues (Colored Vinyl) King Of The Blues (Colored Vinyl) Quick View

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    King Of The Blues (Colored Vinyl)

    Colored Vinyl


    The greatest blues man of all time is celebrated here with a gorgeous colored vinyl collection of live and studio recordings including favorites "The Thrill Is Gone," "Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss," "You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" and more!

    1. The Thrill Is Gone
    2. Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss
    3. Every Day I Have The Blues
    4. How Blue Can You Get
    5. Please Love Me
    6. Guess Who
    7. You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    8. Save A Seat For Me
    9. I Am Willing To Run All The Way
    10. Long Nights

    11. From The Bottom [with Sonny Boy Williamson]
    12. That Evil Child
    B.B. King
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  • Can't Kick The Blues Can't Kick The Blues Quick View

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    Can't Kick The Blues

    Import


    27 Track 2 LP Collection

    LP 1


    1. Every day I Have The Blues
    2. The Woman I Love
    3. Three O'Clock Blues
    4. Early In The Morning
    5. Bad Luck Soul
    6. Treat Me Right
    7. Sugar Mama
    8. Please Love Me
    9. That Ain't The Way To Do It
    10. Sweet Thing
    11. You've Been An Angel
    12. The Fool
    13. You Upset Me Baby
    14. Please Accept My Love


    LP 2


    1. Sweet Little Angel
    2. Let's Do The Boogie
    3. Why Do Things Happen To Me
    4. Come By Here
    5. What Can I Do
    6. Tomorrow Is Another Day
    7. Troubles, Troubles, Troubles
    8. Blind Love
    9. When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
    10. Be Careful With A Fool
    11. Sweet Sixteen (Part 1)
    12. I Love You So
    13. Hold That Train

    B.B. King
    $37.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Riding With The King Riding With The King Quick View

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    Riding With The King

    When it comes to the greatest rockin'
    bluesmen in history, at the top of the
    electrified traditional list is B.B. King;
    at the top of the contemporary list is
    Eric Clapton. Riding With The King
    brings the two living legends together
    for an entire album for the first time.
    When it comes to rockin' blues, Riding
    With The King is as great as it will
    ever get.


    GUEST ARTISTS:

    Nathan East, bass

    Steve Gadd, drums

    Andy Fairweather-Low, guitar

    Jimmie Vaughan, guitar

    Doyle Bramhall, guitar, backing vocals

    Tim Carmon, organ

    Susannah Melvoin, backing vocals

    Wendy Melvoin, backing vocals

    Joe Sample, keyboards


    PRODUCERS:

    Eric Clapton

    Simon Climie

    1. Riding With the King
    2. Ten Long Years
    3. Key To the Highway
    4. Marry You
    5. Three O'Clock Blues
    6. Help the Poor
    7. I Wanna Be
    8. Worried Life Blues
    9. Days of Old
    10. When My Heart Beats Like A Hammer
    11. Hold On, I'm Comin'
    12. Come Rain or Come Shine
    Eric Clapton And B.B. King
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  • B.B. King Live & Well B.B. King Live & Well Quick View

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    B.B. King Live & Well

    Five Live Tracks + Five Studio Tracks


    Produced By Bill Szymczyk (J. Geils Band, Joe Walsh)

    Side A - New York's Village Gate:
    1. Don't Answer The Door

    2. Just A Little Love
    3. My Mood
    4. Sweet Little Angel
    5. Please Accept My Love


    Side B - Studio Tracks:
    1. I Want You So Bad
    2. Friends
    3. Get Off My Back Woman
    4. Let's Get Down To Business
    5. Why I Sing The Blues B B King

    B.B. King
    $40.99
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  • The New Scene Of King Curtis The New Scene Of King Curtis Quick View

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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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  • The King & I The King & I Quick View

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    The King & I

    The King & I is a duets album that will take listeners through a unique journey of Faith and Biggie's relationship. The album features un-released Biggie vocals and is packed with original productions by DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Stevie J, Salaam Remi, Chucky Thompson, Puff Daddy and more. The album also features guest artist Lil' Cease, Snoop Dogg, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, Styles P, Sheek Louch (founders of The L.O.X. hip hop group), 112, and a first time collaboration with legendary hip hop artist Lil' Kim.


    The narrative of The King & I is compelling, compassionate, and offers a very personal glimpse into the love life of two of the biggest Hip Hop & R&B artists of all time.

    LP 1
    1. A Billion
    2. Legacy
    3. Beautiful (Interlude)
    4. Can't Get Enough
    5. Don't Test Me
    6. Tryna Get By
    7. The Reason
    8. I Don't Want It (feat. Lil' Cease)
    9. I Got Married (Interlude) [feat. Mama Wallace]
    10. Wife Commandments
    11. We Just Clicked (Interlude) [feat. Mama Wallace]
    12. A Little Romance
    13. The Baddest (Interlude)
    14. Fool For You


    LP 2
    1. Crazy (Interlude) [feat. 112 & Mama Wallace]
    2. Got Me Twisted
    3. When We Party (feat. Snoop Dogg)
    4. Somebody Knows (feat. Busta Rhymes)
    5. Take Me There (feat. Sheek Louch & Styles P)
    6. One In The Same
    7. I Wish (Interlude) [feat. Kevin McCall & Chyna Tahjere]
    8. Lovin You For Life (feat. Lil' Kim)
    9. NYC (feat. Jadakiss)
    10. It Was Worth It

    Faith Evans And The Notorious B.I.G.
    $31.99
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  • King & Queen King & Queen Quick View

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    King & Queen

    Nobody burrowed more deeply into a song than Otis Redding--hands down, the most emotive, soulful singer the '60s ever produced. Redding's impassioned, sweat-soaked delivery kept him straddling both pop and soul charts until his untimely death in 1967. Here is a 180-gram vinyl exact reproduction of King & Queen, a 1967 duet album with Carla Thomas. Everything is taken from the absolute master tapes in knockout stereo. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fabulous!
    1. Knock on Wood
    2. Let Me Be Good To You
    3. Tramp
    4. Tell It Like It Is
    5. When something Is Wrong With My Baby

    6. Lovey Dovey
    7. New Years Resolution

    8. It Takes Two
    9. Are You Lonely For Me Baby
    10. Bring It On Home To Me
    11. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
    Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
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  • The Best Of King Curtis The Best Of King Curtis Quick View

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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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    King of America on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Costello Teams With Musical Legends and Standout Producer T-Bone Burnett on Exemplary 1986 Album


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Mobile Fidelity LP Maximizes the Get-In, Get-Out, Live-In-the-Studio Immediacy and De-Congested Mix


    Includes Introspective Songwriting Gems Such as "Indoor Fireworks," "Poisoned Rose," "Brilliant Mistake," and "Little Palaces"


    Juggling Themes of Desire and Exile, Costello Strips Arrangements Down to Folk, Country and Pub-Rock Roots


    Elvis Costello spent the year prior to recording King of America embarking on a solo tour, usually accompanied by producer/singer-songwriter T-Bone Burnett. The pair's decision to collaborate on Costello's 1986 album came naturally, and the music sounds it-emotional, effortless, literate, seemingly uncomplicated. Credit, however, not only goes to the best batch of Costello originals since 1982's Imperial Bedroom, but to the literally awesome and awe-inspiring cast of musicians Burnett invited to participate.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's 180 gram LP of this masterpiece broadens the live-in-the-studio intimacy and opens up the midrange, highs, and lows of Burnett's fabulously de-congested mix. Made with few overdubs or effects, King of America relishes organic approaches and faithful tones-as well as a vast spaciousness and balance not always evident on Costello's efforts with the attractions. Finally, Mobile Fidelity transports the listener to the semicircle of players that surrounded Costello in the studio, and highlights the benefits of the center-of-the-production miking technique employed on the singer's voice and guitar playing.


    Given the brilliance of the performances, every music fan will want to be brought as near as possible to the purity of these sessions. A Hall of Fame-caliber list of instrumentalists accompany Costello, with Elvis Presley's T.C.B. mates Ron Tutt (drums), James Burton (guitar), and Jerry Scheff (bass) forming one band and drummer Earl Palmer (Little Richard), bassist Ray Brown (Oscar Peterson, Duke Ellington), pianist Tom Canning, and organist Mitchell Froom ready in waiting as another. Several of these musicians formed yet another band, joined by drummer Jim Keltner of Bob Dylan, George Harrison, and John Lennon fame. Oh-and the Attractions make a guest appearance on one track.


    King of America-the title reflective of the threads of intentional, thought-provoking contradiction throughout-would be exemplary if just for the troupe. Yet it's the combination of chemistry, ability, sonics, and tunes that propel this watertight platter to iconic status. Unconcerned with writing a radio hit or adhering to a single musical theme, Costello wrote a majority of the material on acoustic guitar and on piano, tapping his pub-rock and folk roots in turning out songs that remain some of the catchiest, introspective, and deep of his career. Cuts such as "Indoor Fireworks," "Poisoned Rose," "Brilliant Mistake," and "Suit of Lights" epitomize Costello's inimitable manner of viewing adulthood, romance, and geographical transition through a transparent lens that blocks neither truth nor consequence.


    As for the music? It swings (vide, Scheff's bass line on "Lovable"), swishes (Keltner's brushes on "I'll Wear It Proudly"), jumps (Brown's string bass on "Eisenhower Blues"), swoons ("Poisoned Rose"), and shuffles ("Jack of All Parades"). There's truly not a bum track here, and now, experienced in such high fidelity, the genius of every contributor can be easily heard and felt. Akin to Mobile Fidelity's other Costello reissues, this is not to be missed.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Brilliant Mistake
    2. Lovable
    3. Our Little Angel
    4. Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood
    5. Glitter Gulch
    6. Indoor Fireworks
    7. Little Palaces
    8. I'll Wear It Proudly
    9. American Without Tears
    10. Eisenhower Blues
    11. Poisoned Rose
    12. The Big Light
    13. Jack of All Parades
    14. Suit of Lights
    15. Sleep of The Just
    Elvis Costello
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  • King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition) King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition) Quick View

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    King & Queen (50th Anniversary Edition)

    King & Queen is a studio album by American recording artists Otis Redding and Carla Thomas, originally released on March 16, 1967, by Stax Records. It is Thomas' fourth album and Redding's sixth and the final studio album before his death on December 10, 1967. Influenced by Marvin Gaye's duets, the album features ten covers of soul classics and the eleventh finishing song co-written by Redding.


    The album includes crossover hits Tramp and Knock on Wood. Following Redding's death, the single Lovey Dovey was also released. The original album's liner notes were written by Tennessee Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr.

    1. Knock On Wood
    2. Let Me Be Good to You
    3. Tramp
    4. Tell It Like It Is
    5. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    6. Lovey Dovey
    7. New Year's Resolution
    8. It Takes Two
    9. Are You Lonely For Me Baby
    10. Bring It On Home To Me
    11. Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
    Otis Redding & Carla Thomas
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    King Of The Stroll (On Sale)

    Import


    Though well known to his fans as the 'Sheik of the Blues,' thanks to the gigantic private collection of colorful turbans he wore on stage, by the end of 1957 the Atlanta-born Chuck Willis found himself crowned with yet another title, 'The King of the Stroll.' When the new dance step, The Stroll, began sweeping the US, his Betty And Dupree 45 had just been released, making it immediately clear that the groovy, slow tempo type of music to which the Stroll was danced went perfectly with the type of music Chuck Willis was releasing for Okeh Records, such as his irresistible update of C.C. Rider, a classic folk blues performed by Ma Rainey in Atlanta before Willis was even born, along with a plethora of R&B top sellers. These Okeh singles were later collected by Atlantic on this 1958 LP, The King Of The Stroll.

    1. Betty And Dupree
    2. That Train is Gone
    3. Love Me Cherry
    4. Juanita
    5. Its Too Late
    6. C.C. Rider
    7. My Life
    8. Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
    9. Kansas City Woman
    10. Theres Got to be a Way
    11. Ease The Pain
    12. Thunder And Lightning
    13. My Crying Eyes
    Chuck Willis
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    A Tribute To The Great Nat King Cole

    Early in his career Motown legend Marvin Gaye had wanted to be a crooner and his primary idol in this field was Nat
    King Cole. So it's only natural that he would pay tribute to him on this covers album midway through his early 60's
    success. This album features the favorites, "Unforgettable," "It's Only A Paper Moon," "Mona Lisa," and many more.
    1. Nature Boy
    2. Ramblin' Rose
    3. Too Young
    4. Pretend
    5. Straighten Up And Fly Right
    6. Mona Lisa
    7. Unforgettable
    8. To The Ends Of The Earth
    9. Sweet Lorraine
    10. It's Only A Paper Moon
    11. Send For Me
    12. Calypso Blues
    Marvin Gaye
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