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SPCO-PUR-1234xBig Joe Turner
The Boss Of The Blues (Pure Pleasure)
Besides helping to invent rock 'n roll with his hit Shake, Rattle and Roll, Big Joe Turner was one of the most soulful blues shouters of all time. His best albums married the boogie-woogie piano stylings of the great Pete Johnson with a jazzy jumpin' horn section. Boss Of The Blues is arguably Joe's best recording, in part because he sang with particular gusto during these 1956 sessions. At the time, Boss Of The Blues marked a nostalgic return to the jump-blues style that Turner helped pioneer in the '40s. Besides Johnson, Boss featured some of Kansas City's finest ever jazzmen and various members of Count Basie's band, including Joe Newman (trumpet), Pete Brown (alto sax), Lawrence Brown (trombone), Frank Wess (tenor sax) and Freddie Green (guitar). The bawdy Cherry Red and the rollicking Roll 'Em Pete are my favorite Turner-Johnson collaborations. Both feature some incredible playing by the piano master. Turner's versions of I Want A Little Girl, Low Down Dog, You're Driving Me Crazy, and Morning Glories are definitive. If I had to compile a list of my 10 favorite albums, Boss Of The Blues would be there.
- Joe Turner (vocal)
- Joe Newman (trumpet)
- Lawrence Brown (trombone)
- Pete Brown (alto saxophone)
- Frank Wess (tenor saxophone)
- Pete Johnson (piano)
- Freddie Green (guitar)
- Walter Page (bass)
- Cliff Leeman (drums)
Recording:1956 in New York by Len Frank
Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler
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. Cherry Red
2. Roll 'Em Pete
3. I Want a Little Girl
4. Low Down Dog
5. Wee Baby Blues
6. You're Driving Me Crazy (What Did I Do?)
7. How Long Blues
8. Morning Glories
9. St. Louis Blues
10. Piney Brown Blues$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In SessionIn Session is a comprehensive collection of classic Rhythm & Blues tracks featuring multi-instrumentalist session player Shuggie Otis now available on a gorgeous 2 vinyl set! Includes such classic R&B tracks as Louie, Louie, Shake, Rattle And Roll, Choo Choo Ch Boogie, One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer and many more with performances by the legendary Johnny Otis, Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan and others!1. Richard Berry - Doin It
2. Richard Berry - Trackin Machine
3. Richard Berry - Louie, Louie
4. Johnny Otis - Willie And The Hand Jive
5. Johnny Otis - Country Girl
6. Johnny Otis - Bad Luck Shadow
7. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle And Roll
8. Big Joe Turner - TV Mama
9. Charles Brown - Big Legged Woman
10. Charles Brown - Driftin Blues
11. Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch Boogie
12. Louis Jordan - I Got The Walkin Blues
13. Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers - The Honeydripper (Part 1)
14. Joe Liggins And The Honeydrippers - Boom-Chick-A-Boogie
15. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie
16. Amos Milburn - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
17. Gatemouth Moore - Did You Ever Love A Woman
18. Eddie Cleanhead Vinson - Im The Midnight Creeper
19. Eddie Cleanhead Vinson - Sugar
20. Pee Wee Crayton - Texas Hop
21. Pee Wee Crayton - Blues After Hours
22. Roy Milton - I Got A Big Fat Mama
23. Roy Milton - Information Blues$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Briefcase Full Of Blues
Celebrate The New Year With Their Classic # 1 Mega Platinum Debut Album
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release
Mastered Impeccably From The Authorized & Original1978 Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe "i Got The Blues" Reagoso
After their phenomenal success on Saturday Night Live and a number of smash comedy movies already in
their resume, John Belushi and Dan Akroyd dove headfirst into their love of soul, blues and r & b and began
the Blues Brothers duo, netting them a number one album, top hit singles, a box office smash and acclaim
from purists and blues lovers from all over with their first LP, Briefcase Full Of Blues.
Recorded in 1978 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the late great John Belushi and Dan
Akroyd opened a set before comedian and good friend Steve Martin. To the crowd's amazement, the duo
blasted them a blistering rock 'n' blues performance which was captured on tape for their first album Briefcase
Full Of Blues. They later appeared on SNL and the rest as they say is history, as this stunt became reality in no
time and thus began a short lived but amazing piece of rock and blues history.
Released during the holiday season, the album became a number one smash and netted two smash singles
with the classic nod to the Stax sound with Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" as well as the '50s doo wop
classic, "Rubber Biscuit."
With a stellar musician lineup of classic R & B and traditional blues purists like Steve Cropper and Duck
Dunn from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Chess Records sideman to the stars Matt "Guitar " Murphy,
saxophone champion Tom Scott and a handful of New York City's finest on the reeds, rounded out with Paul
Shafer on keys, The Blues Brothers were a force to reckon with as their albums would go on to sell in the
millions making them one of the biggest bands in the late seventies into the eighties.
With a stunning set list of righteous blues and soulful interpretations, this masterpiece is filled with nonstop classics like the hard boppin' opener Hey Bartender, blues belters like Junior Wells' "Messin' With The
Kid" and Big Joe Turner's "Flip Flop Fly," plus southern rockers like Delbert McClinton's "'B" Movie Box Car
In addition to these legendary performances, this unique concert recording yielded more with powerhouses
like the smash I Don't Know, King Floyd's Groove Me, and the blues thriller Shot Gun Blues.
Friday Music is no stranger to the blues. Therefore, it is with much honor to announce the first installment
in our Blues Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their brilliant masterwork Briefcase Full Of Blues.
For the first time ever on 180 Gram Vinyl, this limited edition classic was mastered impeccably and
faithfully from the original 1978 Atlantic Records tapes by their Atlantic Records label alumni Joe Reagoso
(John Lee Hooker/ Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood,
To enhance your Jake and Elwood experience even further, this stunning limited anniversary edition also
includes the original album cover art, Miami Mitch Glazer's funny liner notes as well as the 12 brilliant tunes
you will truly forever enjoy in the audiophile vinyl domain.
Blues Brothers .Briefcase Full Of Blues The Anniversary Edition, A first time Audiophile Vinyl
Experience . Authorized and Live ..Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music .
I'M A SOUL MAN!!!1. Opening / I Can't Turn You Loose
2. Hey Bartender
3. Messin' With The Kid
5. Rubber Biscuit
6. Shot Gun Blues
7. Groove Me
8. I Don't Know
9. Soul Man
10. "B" Movie Box Car Blues
11. Flip, Flop & Fly
12. Closing / I Can't Turn You Loose$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Lost Time"Lost time is not found again." This ancient idiom is at the heart of brothers Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin's long, tumultuous relationship. However, in Dave's own words, "Some-times Fate, or God or the Universe, gives you a rare chance to prove an old saying is wrong."
The brothers' new album, appropriately titled Lost Time, does just that. Over Lost Time's twelve tracks, Dave and Phil pay homage to a number of artists and songs that had an early, formative influence, in Dave's words "the masters of the Blues, the most transcendental form of American music." Everyone from Lead Belly to James Brown is represented, but the figure who looms largest on the album, and in the brothers' own musical journey, is Big Joe Turner.1. Mister Kicks
2. World's In a Bad Condition
3. Cherry Red Blues
4. Rattlesnakin' Daddy
5. Hide and Seek
6. Papas On The House Top
7. In New Orleans (Rising Sun Blues)
8. Please Please Please
9. Sit Down Baby
10. Wee Baby Blues
11. Feeling Happy
12. If You See My Savior$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Shuggie Otis: In SessionA comprehensive collection of classic Rhythm & Blues tracks featuring multi-instrumentalist session player Shuggie Otis - now available on a gorgeous 2 vinyl gatefold set! Includes classic R&B tracks such as "Louie, Louie," "Shake, Rattle And Roll," "Choo Choo Ch' Boogie," "One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer" and many more with performances by the legendary Johnny Otis, Big Joe Turner, Louis Jordan and others!LP1
1. Richard Berry - Doin' It
2. Richard Berry - Trackin' Machine
3. Richard Berry - Louie, Louie
4. Johnny Otis - Willie and the Hand Jive
5. Johnny Otis - Country Girl
6. Johnny Otis - Bad Luck Shadow
7. Big Joe Turner - Shake, Rattle and Roll
8. Big Joe Turner - TV Mama
9. Charles Brown - Big Legged Woman
10. Charles Brown - Driftin' Blues
11. Louis Jordan - Choo Choo Ch' Boogie
12. Louis Jordan - I Got The Walkin' Blues
1. Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers - The Honeydripper (Part 1)
2. Joe Liggins and the Honeydrippers - Boom-Chick-A-Boogie
3. Amos Milburn - Chicken Shack Boogie
4. Amos Milburn - One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer
5. Gatemouth Moore - Did You Ever Love a Woman
6. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - I'm The Midnight Creeper
7. Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson - Sugar
8. Pee Wee Crayton - Texas Hop
9. Pee Wee Crayton - Blues After Hours
10. Roy Milton - I Got a Big Fat Mama
11. Roy Milton - Information Blues$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
SeesawSeesaw reunites force-of-nature blues-rock vocalist Beth Hart and guitar hero Joe Bonamassa for a second album of choice covers from various musical eras. As with their first outing, Don't Explain, the project is in collaboration with producer Kevin Shirley (Joe Bonamassa, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes). Each of the three principals suggested and selected tracks for the 11-song set list, which mines soulful classics previously made famous by Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Donnie Hathaway, Lucinda Williams, Buddy Miles, Tina Turner, Slackwax, Melody Gardot, and Nina Simone.
The one-two punch of Hart's powerhouse vocals and Bonamassa's scorching solos both honors and reinvents the original recordings. They are backed by the same world class band that kept the grooves going on Don't Explain: Anton Fig (drums, percussion), Carmine Rojas (bass), Blondie Chaplin (rhythm guitar, backing vocals and percussion), Arlan Schierbaum (organ, piano). This time out, their mighty sound is augmented by a horn section, with Lee Thornburg on trumpets and trombones, and Ron Dziubla on saxophones.
For Hart and Bonamassa, making music together grew out of the friendship and mutual artistic appreciation they developed after crossing paths on the road numerous times, particularly on the festival circuit in Europe. Bonamassa wanted to do a project with her, and came up with the idea for a soul covers record. Shirley, who's produced 12 of Bonamassa's albums, was enthusiastic, and Bonamassa contacted Hart. "When I got the call that he wanted to do a soul record with me, I figured I'd be the background singer. He said 'no, you're singing lead.'" The chemistry clicked, and Don't Explain was released in 2011, followed now by 2013's Seesaw-in between, both Hart and Bonamassa have toured, recorded solo albums, and reached new career highs.
"What's so cool about these projects is that when Joe and Beth enter the studio, he comes in as a guitar player, and she comes in as a singer," says Shirley. "They're getting together just to play fun music, sing some favorite songs, without the pressure of career issues they might have on solo projects. The point is to pick up and celebrate songs that didn't get their due in the day, and to pay homage to ones that were truly classics. The vibe this time is more upbeat than on Don't Explain, lots of big band horns."1. Them There Eyes
2. Close to My Fire
3. Nutbush City Limits
4. I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
5. Can't Let You Go
6. Miss Lady
7. If I Tell You I Love You
9. A Sunday Kind of Love
11. Strange Fruit$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Got The T-Bone Walker BluesMastered from the Original Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman
Pressed at RTI!
Roy Gaines is the greatest living blues guitarist that you probably don't know anything about. Not only is Mr. Gaines a sizzling blues guitarist, he also possesses one of the most magnificent blues voices around. The real tragedy is that until very recently this supremely talented musician was almost forgotten by blues fans in the U.S.
Born in Houston in 1937, Roy started playing the guitar as a teenager and soon developed a reputation as an instrumental prodigy. By fourteen, he was actually being invited on stage to play with the legendary T-Bone Walker during the latter's live gigs in Houston and became known as T-Bone Jr. By his early 20s, Roy was playing and recording with Roy Milton's band in LA but returned to Houston to join the Duke / Peacock blues label as a full time session guitarist on such seminal blues recordings as Bobby Bland's It's My Life Baby and Junior Parker's Driving Me Mad. He was also the featured guitarist on a whole bunch of singles recorded by Big Mama Thorton for the same label.
After going on the road with Joe Turner, Roy joined forces with the blues great, Chuck Willis. Roy stayed with Willis until the latter passed away in the late 50's. He then moved to NYC and recorded with Jimmy Rushing, as well as doing a jazz album with Coleman Hawkins on Prestige. Roy returned to LA and during the 60s became one of the city's leading session guitarists, playing with the Crusaders, Earl Grant, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder as well as continuing his pure blues work with the likes of Bobby Bland, Albert King and Lightning Hopkins for the Jewel label.
The focus of this album is on the music and spirit of the late and very great T-Bone Walker, Roy's earliest mentor and inspiration as a guitar player. T-Bone's body of work includes such timeless blues standards as Stormy Monday, Dreamgirl, West Side Baby, T-Bone Blues and I'm in An Awful Mood and many others. This album focuses on the classic tunes and styles from the period of the 40s and 50s.
The LP includes an acoustic version of Stormy Monday and House of Gold as a bonus 45rpm supercut. Produced by Joe Harley and recorded at Ocean Way Studios in Sherman Oaks, CA. by engineer Mike Ross. All mastering was done from the original master tapes by Bernie Grundman. All LPs are plated and pressed by RTI, CA.1. Stormy Monday
2. T-Bone Shuffle
4. I Got A Break Baby
5. That Old Feeling Is Gone
6. I'm In An Awful Mood
7. T-Bone Blues
8. Honky Tonk Blues
9. Westside Baby$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Come To Find (Out Of Stock)Come To Find on 200-gram vinyl, pressed at Quality Record Pressings!
Doug MacLeod's ode to acoustic blues, a consummate bluesman channeling his focus
Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray
Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket
Spend any time around Doug MacLeod and the stories from his years of road time with the likes of Big Joe Turner and Pee Wee Crayton start to flow as easily as a brook tickled by a breeze. And you know you're getting to the good part, the climax if you will, when Doug's eyes start to twinkle, his grin grows broader and out of his mouth pop the words Come to find ...
MacLeod was a widely acknowledged electric blues guitarist for many years, and the leader of his own band, yielding a number of U.S. and European tours and several albums to his credit. Doug disbanded the group to focus all his energies on his first love, acoustic blues.
Come To Find is the debut fruit of that effort. And now it's made even more remarkable, with this 331/3, 200-gram reissue by Analogue Productions. The pressing sounds spectacular. You're holding a hefty 200-gram masterpiece from our own Quality Record Pressings, our state-of-the-art LP pressing plant. And the gatefold jacket is hard-core, old-school style - thick cardboard, tip-on, with additional photos and liner notes inside. Sweet.
Come To Find is the sound of a consummate bluesman touching the core of his art in a program featuring ten originals by Doug. He is beautifully supported in this intimate setting by harmonica ace Charlie Musselwhite and the Mighty Flyer rhythm section, Jimi Bott and Bill Stuve. This is the album that deserves a place of honor in the music collections of even casual blues fans. And for those who love blues already, this is one of the best-sounding, most original works you'll ever hear.
This title is not eligible for discount.1. Bring It on Home
2. Since I Left St. Louis
3. Mystery Woman
4. Come to Find
5. Old Virginia Stomp
6. Master's Plan
7. Ain't No Grave
8. Lost Something This Morning
9. Rollin' & Tumblin'
10. Any Port in a Storm
11. When I Left Missouri$34.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock