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  • Body And Soul (45 RPM) Body And Soul (45 RPM) Quick View

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    Body And Soul (45 RPM)

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    Small jazz groups brought out the best in Billie Holiday - especially groups as good as the one heard on this classic 1957 recording. Ben Webster, Harry Sweets Edison and the other members of this stellar ensemble were not just gifted soloists but sensitive accompanists as well. Lady Day was rarely more ably supported than she was on this program of sturdy standards, including three gems by the Gershwin brothers -and she rarely sounded more luminous.


    Originally released in 1957.

    1. Body and Soul
    2. They Can't Take That Away from Me
    3. Darn That Dream
    4. Let's Call the Whole Thing Off
    5. Comes Love
    6. Gee Baby, Ain't I Good to You
    7. Embraceable You
    8. Moonlight in Vermont
    Billie Holiday
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    All Or Nothing At All

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...the third (Billie Holiday album) to receive the two-disc 45 RPM treatment by Analogue Productions. ... Billie sounds like she's at the microphone in your living room. The instruments are spread out between the speakers and there is plenty of depth. A pristine original has a bit more pronounced vocal sibilance and air, and this reissue smooths that out a bit. That aside, this is a fabulous reissue of essential music. Highest recommendation. - Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 10/10 - Dennis D. Davis, Hi-Fi +, Issue 95


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    After the publication of her autobiography, Lady Sings The Blues, Billie Holiday was doing good business in clubs in what turned out to be a last burst of stardom. We cannot know why she stopped recording for Norman Granz after January 1957 - but the present collection is a magnificent culmination of her years with the producer.


    Originally released in 1955.

    1. Do Nothing'Till You Hear From Me
    2. Cheek to Cheek
    3. Ill Wind
    4. Speak Low
    5. I Wished on the Moon
    6. But Not for Me
    7. All Or Nothing at All
    8. We'll Be Together Again
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. April In Paris
    11. Say It Isn't So
    12. Love Is Here to Stay
    Billie Holiday
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM Mono - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Lady Sings the Blues Lady Sings the Blues Quick View

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    Lady Sings the Blues

    Billie Holiday presents Lady Sings the Blues. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Trav'lin' Light
    2. I Must Have That Man
    3. Some Other Spring
    4. Lady Sings The Blues
    5. Strange Fruit
    6. God Bless The Child
    7. Good Morning, Heartache
    8. No Good Man
    9. Love Me Or Leave Me
    10. Too Marvelous For Words
    11. Willow Weep For Me
    12. I Thought About You
    13. Stormy Blues
    Billie Holiday
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lady Day (Pure Pleasure) Lady Day (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Lady Day (Pure Pleasure)

    Excerpt from George Avakian's notes on the album sleeve:



    When planning this album, I had a hellish time trying to choose what I thought were the absolute cream of Billie Holiday. In the course of this wrestling, it struck me that not only were Billie's vocals incredibly perfect, but that I could not remember a single instance of anyone playing a bad solo or even a bad phrase among the hundred or more performances I had to choose from in the golden period of her work. Checking over records (which was almost unnecessary, because I could still remember them almost note for note) was a rather beautiful and somewhat shattering experience. Jazz, a product of so many things - musical evolution, the social scene of a particular time, the economic atmosphere of the moment, what somebody had for breakfast that day - and none of those tings will ever come together again as they did when these records were made.



    Musicians:



    • Billie Holiday (vocal)

    • Ben Webster, Lester Young (tenor saxophone)

    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Roy Eldridge, Buck Clayton (trumpet)

    • Benny Goodman, Art Shaw (clarinet)

    • John Truehart (guitar)

    • Teddy Wilson (piano)

    • John Kirby (bass)

    • Cozy Cole, Joe Jones (drums)




    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. Miss Brown To You
    2. I Wished On the Moon
    3. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    4. If You Were Mine
    5. Summertime
    6. Billie's Blues
    7. I Must Have That Man
    8. Foolin' Myself
    9. Easy Living
    10. Me, Myself and I
    11. A Sailboat In the Moonlight
    12. I Cried For You
    Billie Holiday
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Lady In Satin Lady In Satin Quick View

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    Lady In Satin

    Billie Holiday is undeniably one of the most influential singers of the twentieth century. As the first vocalist to cite instruments and especially the horns of Louis Armstrong and Lester Young as her main inspiration, she was one of the most relentlessly individual singers of the jazz age, transforming silly Tin Pan Alley songs into jazz standards. But her biography also reads as one of the saddest tales of the modern age. Her talents came at a cost; the price seemed to be a predilection for bad men and an addiction to drugs.


    Lady In Satin is the last major recording of Billie Holiday that was released during her lifetime, and it is also the most controversial. Ray Ellis' seem like a harsh contrast to Holiday's broken and fragile voice. Ellis himself was, at first, disappointed by the quality of the recording. It was only after listening more closely that he realized the beauty of these sessions and understood why Billie ranked this album as her favorite. More than any of her other recordings, Lady In Satin calls for an emotional rather than a musical listening.

    1. I'm A Fool to Want You
    2. For Heaven's Sake
    3. You Don't Know What Love Is
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. For All We Know (Album Version)
    6. Violets for Your Furs
    7. You've Changed
    8. It's Easy to Remember
    9. But Beautiful
    10. Glad to Be Unhappy
    11. I'll Be Around
    Billie Holiday
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  • All Or Nothing At All (Bonus Track) All Or Nothing At All (Bonus Track) Quick View

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    All Or Nothing At All (Bonus Track)

    Import


    Includes Bonus Track, from the same session but not on the original LP

    1. Do Nothin' Till You Here From Me
    2. Cheek To Cheek
    3. Ill Wind
    4. Speak Low
    5. I Wished On The Moon
    6. But Not For Me
    7. All Or Nothing At All
    8. We'll Be Together Again
    9. Sophisticated Lady
    10. April In Paris
    11. Say It Isn't
    12. Love Is Here To Stay
    13. Moonlight In Vermont*


    *Bonus Track

    Billie Holiday
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Sound Of Jazz The Sound Of Jazz Quick View

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    The Sound Of Jazz

    Mastered By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound, From The Original 3-Track Tape


    200-Gram LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    First Time Gatefold Old Style Tip-On Jacket From Stoughton Printing With Gorgeous Photos


    Featuring Wild Man Blues Dickie's Dream And More


    This 200-gram Analogue Productions LP reissue is a magnificent-sounding recording of a historic TV event. For a rare and glorious one-hour nationwide broadcast, CBS brought together 32 towering heavyweight jazz musicians of the swing era for the jam session to end all jam sessions.


    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.


    The Sound of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians - a Who's Who of the swing era - including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry Red Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots (see the song list below), but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.


    Columbia Records released this LP in 1958 that is actually a rehearsal that preceded the telecast (recorded on December 4 at Columbia's 30th Street studios), and is not its soundtrack. The LP was released in 1958 as Columbia CL 1098, with liner notes by Eric Larrabee, and the cover photo is by Tom Yee. The recording doesn't include all of the performers on the TV show (Mulligan refused to participate because no additional payment was involved) and includes several who were not on the show. Bassist Walter Page rehearsed, and is featured on the LP, but collapsed on the way to the studio for the telecast.


    For this Analogue Productions reissue we started with the original tape and the best mastering available - Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound did a steller job, and naturally, plating at Quality Record Pressings was handled by master plating technician Gary Salstrom. Our 200-gram QRP platters serve up an utterly noiseless background that lets the superior sonics shine through.


    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.


    During the performance of Fine and Mellow, Webster played the first solo. Then, Hentoff remembered: Lester got up, and he played the purest blues I have ever heard, and [he and Holiday] were looking at each other, their eyes were sort of interlocked, and she was sort of nodding and half-smiling. It was as if they were both remembering what had been - whatever that was. And in the control room we were all crying. When the show was over, they went their separate ways.


    Within two years, both Young and Holiday had died.

    1. Wild Man Blues - L. Armstrong, F.J. Morton
    2. Rosetta - W.H. Hoode, E. Hines
    3. Fine and Mellow - B. Holiday
    4. Blues - Giuffre, Russell
    5. I Left My Baby - Rushing, Basie, A. Gibson
    6. The Train And The River - Giuffre
    7. Nervous - Waldron
    8. Dickie's Dream - Basie, L. Young
    Various Artists
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  • Pastel Blues Pastel Blues Quick View

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    Pastel Blues

    Nina Simone is hands down one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century and only artists the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul bare like she could! This is no better exemplified than on Pastel Blues' stripped-down album opener Be My Husband, which was later covered famously by Jeff Buckley. Also featured on this beloved 1965 Philips Records release are dazzling interpretations of songs directly related to the aforementioned songstresses including Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out, originally sung by Smith and Holiday's signature song Strange Fruit, not to mention the traditional spiritual Sinnerman, which remains one of Simone's most popular recordings. At long last, Pastel Blues is back on vinyl courtesy of this Music On Vinyl 180g audiophile reissue!
    1. Be My Husband
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
    3. End Of The Line
    4. Trouble In Mind
    5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    7. Ain't No Use
    8. Strange Fruit
    9. Sinnerman
    Nina Simone
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  • Lady In Satin Lady In Satin Quick View

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    Lady In Satin

    Import
    1. I'm A Fool To Want You
    2. For Heaven's Sake
    3. You Don't Know What Love Is
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. For All We Know
    6. Violets For Your Furs
    7. You've Changed
    8. It's Easy To Remember
    9. But Beautiful
    10. Glad To Be Unhappy
    11. I'll Be Around
    12. The End Of A Love War
    Billie Holiday
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Essential Rare Collection The Essential Rare Collection Quick View

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    The Essential Rare Collection

    Translucent Red Vinyl


    Collector's edition 12" translucent red vinyl pressing featuring Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, and some of her signature tunes including "Lover Man," "God Bless The Child," "Don't Explain" and more!

    1. Any Old Time
    2. Lover Man
    3. Don't Explain
    4. God Bless The Child
    5. My Man
    6. All Of Me
    7. They Can't Take That Away From Me
    8. Swing, Brother, Swing
    9. I Can't Get Started
    10. Fine And Mellow
    11. The Blues Are Brewin'
    12. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans?
    Billie Holiday
    $22.99
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • At Storyville At Storyville Quick View

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    At Storyville

    Billie Holiday Is Captured Live At Storyville In Boston In 3 Sets Separated By Two Years From 1951-1953


    From The Historic Black Lion Records Archive


    Remastered And Pressed On Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany


    Previously Out Of Press On Vinyl For Over 25 Years


    Billie Holiday is captured live in three unique sets at Storyville in Boston, separated by two years from 1951-53. These discreet recordings capture "Lady Day" in prime emotive voice. On most of the selections she is accompanied by the Carl Drinkard Trio, but six others find her joined by Buster Harding's Trio; the great tenor Stan Getz sits in on three of these numbers.


    Previously out of press for over 25 years, this historic recording has now been remastered and pressed on audiophile-grade 140gram vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

    1. I Cover The Waterfront
    2. Too Marvelous For Words
    3. I Love You Porgy
    4. Them There Eyes
    5. Willow Weep For Me
    6. I Only Have Eyes For You
    7. You Go To My Head
    8. He's Funny That Way
    9. Billie Blues
    10. Miss Brown To You
    11. Lover Come Back To Me
    12. Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
    13. You're Driving Me Crazy
    Billie Holiday
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  • Live in Cologne 1954 Live in Cologne 1954 Quick View

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    Live in Cologne 1954

    In January 1954, twelve American musicians traveled to Europe under the tour title Jazz Club USA, named after Leonard Feather s radio show. Feather also sent his own mini-festival on tour: a trio with singing pianist Beryl Brooker, another trio led by Red Norvo, the quartet of Buddy DeFranco, and singer Billie Holiday. Having had an encounter with her abusive husband the evening prior, Billie appeared onstage in Cologne wearing dark sunglasses, and the repertoire included a song written by her entitled I Love My Man (a.k.a. Billie's Blues ). The singer may have been battered by her disastrous life, but she was nevertheless able to move her audience.
    LP1
    1. Billie's Blues
    2. All of Me
    3. I Cover the Waterfront
    4. Them There Eyes
    5. My Man
    6. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
    7. I'll Remember April
    8. Over the Rainbow
    9. Bass Solo


    LP2
    1. Now's the Time
    2. Sweet Georgia Brown
    3. Skittish*
    4. Rifftide*


    *Bonus Tracks

    Billie Holiday & Buddy DeFranco Quartet
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  • Lady In Satin (Awaiting Repress) Lady In Satin (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Lady In Satin (Awaiting Repress)

    Billie Holiday presents Lady In Satin. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. I'm A Fool To Want You
    2. For Heaven's Sake
    3. You Don't Know What Love Is
    4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
    5. For All We Know
    6. Violets For Your Furs
    7. You've Changed
    8. It's Easy To Remember
    9. But Beautiful
    10. Glad To Be Unhappy
    11. I'll Be Around
    12. The End Of A Love Affair
    Billie Holiday
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Songs For Distingue Lovers Songs For Distingue Lovers Quick View

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    Songs For Distingue Lovers

    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    It is undeniable that Billie Holiday's singing changed in her later years. Her voice darkened and shifted to a lower range. Her economy of means distilled her sound to its expressive essence - a kind of heightened speech. The classic LP Songs For Distingue Lovers has also deepened and become burnished with time. Maybe it's that still-arresting word, distingue; maybe it's that iconic, tinted image of Lady Day on the cover. But now that legendary LP, with the singer's best studio work of the Fifties, is available at 45 RPM!


    Originally released in 1957.

    1. Day In Day Out
    2. A Foggy Day
    3. Stars Fell On Alabama
    4. One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)
    5. Just One Of Those Things
    6. I Didn't Know What Time It Was
    Billie Holiday
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Recital (Speakers Corner) Recital (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Recital (Speakers Corner)

    Almost 45 years have passed since the death of 'Lady Day'. About 50 years ago she could be seen and heard in just a few rare concerts outside the USA. Alcohol, drugs, affairs and racial discrimination in the USA had all left their mark on her and only her voice served as a reminder of her great successes.



    It is thanks to Norman Granz that Billie Holiday signed a new, lucrative contract in the early Fifties. He drew the very best musicians into the studio and paid for excellent arrangers so that Billie had an opportunity to sing her old songs once again and record them for posterity in the very best sound quality.



    Entitled Recital, this disc compiles numbers from 1952 and 1954 which were recorded with various accompanists. The musicians themselves kept a low profile out of respect for Billie Holiday; even Oscar Peterson shows himself to be a sensitive accompanist, while Paul Quinichette demonstrates that he is a very capable replacement for Lester Young. In this repertoire taken from musical and songbooks from 1921 to 1935, 'Lady Day' manages to convey her personality and life story - even in the softest of songs! Those with quick tempi, too, such as What A Little Moonlight Can Do - one of the outstanding numbers here - shine out with a personal touch. It is not only young talented singers who should listen to these masterpieces at least a dozen times per week - these gems will delight the passive music lover too.



    Musicians:



    • Billie Holiday (vocal)

    • Charlie Shavers, Joe Newman (trumpet)

    • Flip Philips, Paul Quinichette (tenor saxophone)

    • Oscar Peterson (piano, organ)

    • Herb Ellis, Barney Kessel (guitar)

    • Ray Brown (bass)

    • Alvin Stoller, Gus Johnson (drums)




    Recording: May and July 1952, April 1954 in New York

    Production: Norman Granz





    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    1. If the Moon Turns Green
    2. Remember
    3. Autumn in New York
    4. My Man
    5. Lover Come Back to Me
    6. Stormy Weather
    7. Yesterdays
    8. He's Funny That Way
    9. I Can't Face the Music
    10. How Deep is the Ocean
    11. What a Little Moonlight Can Do
    12. I Cried for You
    Billie Holiday
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Pastel Blues Pastel Blues Quick View

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    Pastel Blues

    Pastel Blues features Be My Husband and was written by Andrew Stroud, Simone's husband and manager at the time. She sings it a cappella with her handclapping and a hi-hat as her only accompaniment. The song was later retitled as Be Your Husband and covered by Jeff Buckley on Live at Sin-É (2003). The album also features covers of Billie Holiday songs, Tell Me More and More and Then Some and Strange Fruit.
    1. Be My Husband
    2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    3. End of the Line
    4. Trouble in Mind
    5. Tell Me More and More and Then Some
    6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
    7. Ain't No Use
    8. Strange Fruit
    9. Sinnerman
    Nina Simone
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Metal Xmas Metal Xmas Quick View

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    Metal Xmas

    Revised and updated for 2010 with 4 new tracks, "We Wish You A Metal Xmas & A Headbanging New Year" is the all hard rock and metal compilation of everyone's favorite holiday songs which features the likes of Dave Grohl (Them Crooked Vultures), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Ronnie James Dio, Lemmy, Alice Cooper, Billy F. Gibbons (ZZ Top), George Lynch (Dokken) and more! The 2010 edition features 4 new recordings featuring Dez Fafara (DevilDriver), Doro Pesch, Steve "Lips" Kudlow (Anvil) & other metal greats!
    1. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    2. Run Rudolph Run
    3. Santa Claws Is Coming To Town
    4. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
    5. Silver Bells
    6. Little Drummer Boy
    7. Santa Claus Is Back In Town
    8. Silent Night
    9. Deck The Halls
    10. Grandma Got Ran Over By A Reindeer
    11. Rocking Round The Xmas Tree
    12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
    13. O Christmas Tree
    14. Auld Lang Syne
    15. Frosty The Snowman
    16. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
    Various Artists
    $29.99
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  • The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Sound Of Jazz (Pure Pleasure)

    The Sound Of Jazz is a 1957 edition of the CBS television series Seven Lively Arts, and was one of the first major programmes featuring jazz to air on American network television.
    The one-hour program aired on Sunday, December 8, 1957, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time, live from CBS Studio 58, the Town Theater at 851 Ninth Avenue in New York City. The show was hosted by New York Herald-Tribune media critic John Crosby, directed by Jack Smight, and produced by Robert Herridge. Jazz writers Nat Hentoff and Whitney Balliett were the primary music consultants.
    The Sound Of Jazz brought together 32 leading musicians from the swing era including Count Basie, Lester Young, Ben Webster, Billie Holiday, Jo Jones and Coleman Hawkins; the Chicago style players of the same era, like Henry 'Red' Allen, Vic Dickenson, and Pee Wee Russell; and younger 'modernist' musicians such as Gerry Mulligan, Thelonious Monk, and Jimmy Giuffre. These players played separately with their compatriots, but also joined to combine various styles in one group, such as Red Allen's group and the group backing Billie Holiday on Fine and Mellow.
    The show's performance of Fine and Mellow reunited Billie Holiday with her estranged long-time friend Lester Young for the final time. Jazz critic Nat Hentoff, who was involved in the show, recalled that during rehearsals, they kept to opposite sides of the room. Young was very weak, and Hentoff told him to skip the big band section of the show and that he could sit while performing in the group with Holiday.




    Musicians:



    • Red Allen Stars

    • Billie Holiday & Band

    • Count Basie All Stars

    • The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    • Mal Waldron

    • Pee Wee Russell




    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. Wild Man Blues - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars

    2. Rosetta -  Henry Allen And His Orchestra

    3. Fine And Mellow - Billie Holiday with Mal Waldron & The All Stars

    4. Blues - Jimmy Giuffre;Pee Wee Russell

    5. I Left My Baby - Count Basie with All-Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing

    6. The Train And The River -  The Jimmy Giuffre Trio

    7. Nervous - Mal Waldron

    8. Dickie's Dream - Count Basie with All-Stars

    9. Wild Man Blues (Alternate Take) - The Henry "Red" Allen All-Stars
    Various Artists
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Songs For Distingue Lovers Songs For Distingue Lovers Quick View

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    Songs For Distingue Lovers

    Import


    Classic Jazz LP

    Collector's Edition

    Newly Remastered

    One Pressing Limited Edition

    Deluxe Inner Sleeves

    1. Day In, Day Out

    2. A Foggy Day

    3. Stars Fell On Alabama

    4. Comes Love

     

    1. One For My Baby

    2. Just One Of Those Things

    3. I Didn't Know What Time It Was

    4. Moonlight In Vermont
    Billie Holiday
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Trav'lin' Light Trav'lin' Light Quick View

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    Trav'lin' Light

    A tribute to Anita O'Day's idol Billie Holiday -- who had died less than two years before the making of this recording -- O'Day's performances here are more notable for what she didn't borrow from her vocal role model. Selections like the title track find her generating a slightly bitter tone quality and languorous phrasing in the manner of Holiday, but most of this beautiful record find O'Day going her own way in a more forthright, less vulnerable manner. While O'Day's version of God Bless the Child doesn't really make it, just about everything else is marvelous. Half of the tracks feature a small group led by guitarist Barney Kessel while the other half -- the more effective tracks, actually -- feature now-exuberant, now-exquisite arrangements for big band by Johnny Mandel that make haunting use of muted brass at ballad tempos. This was O'Day's favorite among her Norgran/Verve albums.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Trav'lin Light
    2. The Moon Looks Down And Laughs
    3. Don't Explain
    4. Remember
    5. Some Other Spring
    6. What A Little Moonlight Can Do
    7. Miss Brown To You
    8. God Bless The Child
    9. If The Moon Turns Green
    10. I Hear Music
    11. Lover Come Back To Me
    12. Crazy He Calls Me
    13. Yesterdays*


    *Bonus Track

    Anita O'Day
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  • Carol Soundtrack Carol Soundtrack Quick View

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    Carol Soundtrack

    Double 10" album in gatefold jacket includes 3 songs that were not released on other formats of the soundtrack.


    One album features songs from the film, including Billie Holiday, Les Paul and other artists from the 1950's. The
    Billie Holiday track is prominent in the film as Carol receives the record as a gift and plays it multiple times. The
    second album is Carter Burwell's Oscar nominated score.


    The 10" size and the labels have been designed to be
    reflective of the period.

    1. Opening (Carter Burwell)
    2. Taxi (Carter Burwell)
    3. To Carol's (Carter Burwell)
    4. One Mint Julep (The Clovers)
    5. Datebook (Carter Burwell)
    6. Christmas Trees (Carter Burwell)
    7. Easy Living (Billie Holiday & Teddy Wilson)
    8. The Train (Carter Burwell)
    9. Packing (Carter Burwell)
    10. Drive Into Night (Carter Burwell)
    11. Kiss Of Fire (Georgina Gibbs)
    12. Waterloo (Carter Burwell)
    13. Lover (Carter Burwell)
    14. The Gun (Carter Burwell)
    15. Smoke Rings (Les Paul & Mary Ford)
    16. Over There (Carter Burwell)
    17. Visitation (Carter Burwell)
    18. To Court (Carter Burwell)
    19. The Letter (Carter Burwell)
    20. No Other Love (Jo Stafford)
    21. The Times (Carter Burwell)
    22. Reflections (Carter Burwell)
    23. Crossing (Carter Burwell)
    24. You Belong To Me (Helen Foster & The Rovers)
    25. The End (Carter Burwell)
    Carter Burwell
    $24.99
    10 Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Special Requests (and other favorites) Special Requests (and other favorites) Quick View

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    Special Requests (and other favorites)

    Kenny Burrell has appeared on so many essential jazz
    recordings that jazz history and his biography seem
    irretrievably intertwined. Billie Holiday's valedictory
    rumination Lady Sings the Blues, Jimmy Smith's epochal funk
    throwdown Back at the Chicken Shack, Tony Bennett's Carnegie
    Hall debut - Kenny Burrell played guitar for them all. Even Jimi
    Hendrix once remarked, Kenny Burrell - that's the sound I'm
    looking for. Here is Burrell captured live at the West-Coast jazz
    mecca, Catalina's, in an easy-going program of some of his
    most-requested tunes along with a few of his personal favorites
    thrown in. Jazz tunes by Benny Golson, Freddie Hubbard, the
    Duke and others are here all given the ever-tasteful Burrell
    treatment.


    Musicians:

    Kenny Burrell, guitar

    Justo Almario, tenor sax

    Tom Ranier, piano

    Tony Dumas, bass

    Clayton Cameron, drums

    1. Killer Joe
    2. Little Sunflower
    3. The Summer Knows
    4. Make Someone Happy
    5. Bye Bye Blackbird
    6. In a Sentimental Mood
    Kenny Burrell
    $18.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • The Bridge The Bridge Quick View

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    The Bridge

    180 Gram LP Mastered from the Original Master Tapes


    This 1962 Record Marks Rollins' Return After Taking a Voluntary Break to Refine His Playing


    How badly did Sonny Rollins want to refine his playing? The saxophonist shocked the world in 1959 and took a break, returning in 1962 with this splendiferous set, named after the Williamsburg Bridge, where he practiced by himself. He's paired here with guitarist Jim Hall, whose communicative lines, along with Rollins' esteemed solos and melancholy patterns, gives The Bridge lofty status. The quartet tackles both originals and standards such as Billie Holiday's God Bless the Child and Cole Porter's You Do Something to Me, turning up aces every time.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, ORG Music's 180 gram LP presents this Bluebird/RCA classic in the finest analog sound it's ever known. Everything from each of Rollins' dip-and-dive patterns to the patter of Ben Riley's drums is heard with extreme detail and range.

    1. Without a Song
    2. Where Are You?
    3. John S.
    4. The Bridge
    5. God Bless the Child
    6. You Do Something to Me
    Sonny Rollins
    $29.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Holiday Soul (Don Patterson) Holiday Soul (Don Patterson) Quick View

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    Holiday Soul (Don Patterson)

    Available for the first time since its release in 1964, Holiday Soul finds organist Don Patterson, joined by guitarist
    Pat Martino and drummer Billy James, leading the trio in a high-energy set of Yuletide staples like "Jingle Bells,"
    "Merry Christmas Baby," and "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer."
    1. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
    2. What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?
    3. You're All I Want For Christmas
    4. Silent Night
    5. O Holy Night
    6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    7. Merry Christmas Baby
    8. Jingle Bells
    Don Patterson
    $21.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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