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  • Kill It, Kid - The Essential Collection Kill It, Kid - The Essential Collection Quick View

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    Kill It, Kid - The Essential Collection

    Special 180 gram vinyl release featuring ragtime blues legend immortalized by Bob Dylan in his song "blind willie Mctell!" Features 12 of Willie's best tracks including "Kill it, Kid" and "Dying Crapshooter's blues" as well as duets with his wife Kate McTell (also known as Ruby Glaze)!
    1. Kill It, Kid
    2. Dying Crapshooter's Blues
    3. Savannah Mama
    4. Lord, Send Me An Angel
    5. Dying Gambler (with Kate McTell)
    6. Boll Weevil
    7. Statesboro Blues
    8. Low Down Blues (with Kate McTell)
    9. Rollin' Mama Blues (with Kate McTell)
    10. Broke Down Engine Blues
    11. Death Cell Blues
    12. Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
    Blind Willie McTell
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Atlanta Strut (On Sale) Atlanta Strut (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Atlanta Strut (On Sale)


    180 Gram Blue Vinyl


    Remastered With Printed Inner Bags And Sleevenotes


    As Bob Dylan sang "I know one thing, nobody can sing them blues like Blind Willie McTell". Fifteen legendary recordings including the original
    "Statesboro Blues".

    1. Love Changing Blues
    2. Three Women Blues
    3. Broke Down Engine Blues
    4. Travelin' Blues
    5. Southern Can Is Mine
    6. Georgia Rag
    7. Statesboro Blues
    8. B & O Blues No.2
    9. Mama 'Tain't Long Fo' Day
    10. Atlanta Strut
    11. Scarey Day Blues
    12. Lord, Send Me An Angel
    13. Razor Ball
    14. Writin' Paper Blues
    15. I Got Religion and I'm So Glad God Don't Like It
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Scarey Day Blues Scarey Day Blues Quick View

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    Scarey Day Blues

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    William Samuel McTier was born in Georgia in 1898 (according to some sources), and despite his blindness was a talented musician since early childhood. He began his recording career in 1927 for Victor Records in Atlanta and is credited with having created an entire blues sub genre by mixing the hard roots of the Delta style with the more refined East Coast style (Piedmont Blues). His unique country blues can be heard on the grooves of this double LP collection brought to you by Monk records.

    1. Writing Paper Blues
    2. Stole Rider Blues
    3. Mamma, Tain't Long Fo' Day
    4. Mr. McTell Got The Blues (Take 1)
    5. Mr. McTell Got The Blues (take 2)
    6. Three Women Blues
    7. Dark Night Blues
    8. Statesboro Blues
    9. Loving Talking Blues
    10. Atlanta Strut
    11. Travelin' Blues
    12. Come On Around To My House Mama
    13. Kind Mama
    14. Teasing Brown
    15. Drive Away Blues
    16. This Is Not The Stove To Brown Your Bread
    17. Love Changing Blues
    18. Talkin' To Myself
    19. Razor Ball
    20. Southern Can Is Mine
    21. Broke Down Engine Blues
    22. Stomp Down Rider
    23. Scary Day Blues
    24. Rough Alley Blues
    25. Experience Blues
    26. Painful Blues
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Trying To Get Home (On Sale) Trying To Get Home (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Trying To Get Home (On Sale)

    The delta guitar legend, Blind Willie McTell's 1949 recordings originally on Regal, re-released on Biograph in the 1970s. This is mid-period McTell, finding the bluesman at his best with a pronounced guitar playing that conveys a sense of masterful urgency. Produced by Arnold Caplin with a classic Biograph cover. Liner notes by Down Beats Chris Albertson.
    1. Hide Me In Thy Bosom

    2. Honey It Must Be Love
    3. Sending Up My Timber
    4. Sending Up My Timber
    5. Lord Have Mercy If You Please
    6. It's My Desire
    7. Trying To Get Home
    8. Don't Forget It
    9. Good Little Thing
    10. You Can't Get Stuff No More
    11. Pal Of Mine - take 2
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order Vol 1 (Awaiting Repress) Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order Vol 1 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order Vol 1 (Awaiting Repress)

    Blind Willie McTell's Volume 1 from Third Man's highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black 180-gram vinyl, remastered by Document's very own Gary Atkinson and features brand new artwork by Grammy-award-winning designer Rob Jones.


    The recordings we'll be presenting in this reissue series are the building blocks and DNA of American culture. Blues, R&B, Elvis, teenagerism, punk rock... it all goes back to these vital, breathtaking recordings. Third Man Records is proud to present these landmark albums in conjunction with Document Records, with brand new, jaw-dropping artwork by Rob Jones and new insightful liner notes, on vinyl for the first time in decades. Every record collection should have ample room for these highly important and endlessly listenable albums.

    1. Writin' Paper Blues
    2. Stole Rider Blues
    3. Mama, Tain't Long Fo' Day
    4. Mr. McTell Got The Blues (tk. 1)
    5. Mr. McTell Got The Blues (tk 2)
    6. Three Women Blues
    7. Dark Night Blues
    8. Statesboro Blues
    9. Loving Talking Blues
    10. Atlanta Strut
    11. Travelin' Blues
    12. Come On Around To My House Mama
    13. Kind Mama
    14. Drive Away Blues
    15. Love Changing Blues
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • 1927-1933 The Early Years 1927-1933 The Early Years Quick View

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    1927-1933 The Early Years

    Side One


    1. Broke Down Engine Blues (1931)
    2. Mama 'Tain't Long For Day (1927)
    3. Georgia Rag (1931)
    4. Love Changing Blues (1929)
    5. Statesboro Blues (1928)
    6. Stomp Down Rider (1931)
    7. Savannah Mama (1933)


    Side Two


    8. Travelin' Blues (1929)
    9. Drive Away Blues (1929)
    10. Warm It Up To Me (1933)
    11. Three Women Blues (1928)
    12. Writing Paper Blues (1927)
    13. Southern Can Is Mine (1931)
    14. Talkin' To Myself (1930)

    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Atlanta Twelve-String Atlanta Twelve-String Quick View

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    Atlanta Twelve-String

    180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Gatefold Sleeve


    Mono


    Blind Willie McTell (May 5, 1898 - August 19, 1959) was a Piedmont blues and ragtime singer and guitarist. He played with a fluid, syncopated fingerstyle guitar technique, common among many exponents of Piedmont blues. Unlike his contemporaries, he came to use twelve-string guitars exclusively. McTell was also an adept slide guitarist, unusual among ragtime bluesmen. His vocal style, a smooth and often laid-back tenor, differed greatly from many of the harsher voices of Delta bluesmen such as Charley Patton.


    McTell's influence extended over a wide variety of artists, including the Allman Brothers Band, who covered his Statesboro Blues, and Bob Dylan, who paid tribute to him in his 1983 song Blind Willie McTell, the refrain of which is And I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell. Other artists influenced by McTell include Taj Mahal, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Ralph McTell, Chris Smither and the White Stripes.

    1. Kill It Kid
    2. The Razor Ball

    3. Little Delia

    4. Broke Down Engine Blues
    5. Dying Crapshooter's Blues

    6. Pinetop's Boogie Woogie

    7. Blues Around Midnight

    8. Last Dime Blues

    9. On The Cooling Board

    10. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
    11. I Got To Cross The River Jordan
    12. You Got To Die

    13. Ain't It Grand To Live A Christian
    14. Pearly Gates

    15. Soon This Morning
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Amazing Grace Amazing Grace Quick View

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    Amazing Grace

    Amazing Grace was originally recorded in an Atlanta, GA hotel room in 1940 by John Lomax on one of his last trips to the South on behalf of the Library of Congress. The story goes that Willie McTell (age 42) was spotted by Lomax playing for tips in the parking lot of the Pig n Whistle BBQ. Lomax pulled into the parking lot and offered McTell one dollar plus cab fare to meet him at his hotel room for an impromptu recording session the next morning. Despite the meager compensation, McTell agreed and the historic session took place. That November morning McTell recorded 14-tracks, including five folk ballads that he had never recorded before. He also shared the story of his life and his considerable knowledge of American music, while speaking out on racism as well. These historic monologues are also included here.
    1. Boll Weevil
    2. Delia
    3. Dying Crapshooters Blues
    4. Will Fox
    5. I Got To Cross The River Jordan
    6. Monologue On Old Songs/Old Time Religion, Amen
    7. Amazing Grace
    8. Monologue On The History Of The Blues/Monologue On Life As A Maker Of Records/Monologue On Himself
    9. King Edward Blues
    10. Murderers Home Blues
    11. Kill-It Kid Rag
    12. Chainey
    13. I Got To Cross De River O Jordan
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 4 Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 4 Quick View

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    Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 4

    Blind Willie McTell's Volume 4 from our highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black, 180-gram vinyl.
    Bell Street Lightnin'
    Southern Can Mama
    Runnin' Me Crazy
    East St. Louis Blues (Fare You Well)
    Ain't It Grand To Be A Christian
    We Got To Meet Death One Day (take 1)
    We Got To Meet Death One Day (take 2)
    Don't Let Nobody Turn You Around
    I Got Religion, I'm So Glad
    Dying Gambler
    God Don't Like It
    Bell Street Blues
    Let Me Play With Yo' Yo-Yo
    Lay Some Flowers On My Grave
    Ticket Agent Blues
    Cold Weather Day
    Your Time To Worry
    Cooling Board Blues
    Hillbilly Willie's Blues
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • 1940 - The Legendary 1940 - The Legendary Quick View

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    1940 - The Legendary

    Blind Willie McTell was one of the giant figures in early blues history. He was a brilliant technician as well as an especially expressive musician and singer. And he had a rhythmic sense second to no one. His repertoire cover the whole spectrum of early rural music: blues, rags, breakdowns, religious songs and more.
    1. Chainey
    2. Murderer's Home Blues
    3. Kill-It-Kid Rag
    4. I Got To Cross De River O' Jordan
    5. Monologue on history of the blues; monologue on life as a maker of records; monologue on himself
    6. Monologue on old songs; Old Time Religion, Amen
    7. Will Fox
    8. Dying Crapshooter's Blues
    9. Amazing Grace
    10. Monologue on accidents
    11. Just As Well Get Ready, You Got To Die; Climbing High Mountains, Tryin' To Get Home
    12. King Edward Blues
    13. Delia
    14. Boll Weevil
    15. I Got To Cross The River Jordan
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935 Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935 Quick View

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    Blind Willie McTell 1927-1935

    Ticket Agent Blues
    B & O Blues No. 2
    It's A Good Little Thing
    Cold Winter Day
    Kind Mama
    Experience Blues
    Southern Can Mama
    My Baby's Gone
    Painful Blues
    Razor Ball
    Stole Rider Blues
    God Don't Like It
    Scarey Day Blues
    Atanta Strut
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 Quick View

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    Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 3

    Blind Willie McTell's Volume 3 from our highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black, 180-gram vinyl.
    1. You Was Born To Die
    2. Dirty Mistreater
    3. Lord Have Mercy If You Please
    4. Don't You See How This World Made A Change
    5. Savannah Mama
    6. Broke Down Engine
    7. Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 1)
    8. Broke Down Engine No. 2 (take 2)
    9. My Baby's Gone
    10. Love Makin' Mama (take 1)
    11. Love Makin' Mama (take 2)
    12. Death Room Blues (take 1)
    13. Death Room Blues (take 2)
    14. Death Cell Blues
    15. Lord, Send Me An Angel (take 1)
    16. Lord, Send Me An Angel (take 2)
    17. B and O Blues No. 2 (take 1)
    18. B and O Blues No. 2 (take 2)
    19. Weary Hearted Blues
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 Quick View

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    Blind Willie McTell's Complete Recorded Works Volume 2

    Blind Willie McTell's Volume 2 from Third Man's highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black 180-gram vinyl, remastered by Document's very own Gary Atkinson and features brand new artwork by Grammy-award-winning designer Rob Jones.
    Talkin' To Myself
    Razor Ball
    Southern Can Is Mine
    Broke Down Engine Blues
    Stomp Down Rider
    Scarey Day Blues
    Rough Alley Blues
    Experience Blues
    Painful Blues
    Low Rider's Blues
    Georgia Rag
    Low Down Blues
    Rollin' Mama Blues
    Lonesome Day Blues
    Mama, Let Me Scoop For You
    Searching The Desert For The Blues
    Warm It Up To Me
    It's Your Time To Worry
    It's A Good Little Thing
    Blind Willie McTell
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  • Lord Send Me An Angel Lord Send Me An Angel Quick View

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    Lord Send Me An Angel

    Originally released as part of the White Stripes Japan-Australia-New Zealand Three Island Tour in October 2000, these songs are back in print for the first time in over a decade. The a-side is a cover of Blind Willie McTells Lord, Send Me an Angel with parts of his classic Ticket Agent thrown into the mix for good measure. Pay attention the Jack Whites update of the lyrics to reflect his own geographical location. The flipside is an Auto-Tuned (before they called it that) remix of Youre Pretty Good Looking thats a peculiar novelty to say the least. Both tracks are remastered directly from the original master tape.
    1. Lord, Send Me an Angel
    2. Youre Pretty Good Looking (Trendy American Remix)
    The White Stripes
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  • Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3 Quick View

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    Bob Dylan: The Bootleg Series, Vols. 1-3

    Bob Dylan has always been incredibly prolific, only releasing a fraction of what he records. Such a policy has made him a prime target for bootleggers over the years, finally prompting this sanctioned 1991 dive into the Dylan vaults. It consists of rare tracks, unreleased outtakes, early versions of classics (Times They Are a-Changin', Like a Rolling Stone, I Shall Be Released), and alternate versions that sometimes cut the originals (Idiot Wind). A measure of Dylan's depth is his list of discarded songs (She's Your Lover Now, Blind Willie McTell, Series of Dreams) that would be the crown jewels of most catalogs. These tracks serve as a shadow history of one of our most important artists. - Ben Edmonds
    LP 1
    1. Hard Times In New York Town (Live)
    2. He Was a Friend of Mine (Album Version)
    3. Man On the Street (Album Version)
    4. No More Auction Block (Album Version)
    5. House Carpenter (Album Version)
    6. Talkin' Bear Mountain Picnic Massacre Blues (Album Version)
    7. Let Me Die In My Footsteps (Album Version)
    8. Rambling, Gambling Willie (Album Version)
    9. Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues (Album Version)
    10. Quit Your Low Down Ways (Album Version)
    11. Worried Blues (Album Version)
    12. Kingsport Town (Album Version)
    13. Walkin' Down the Line (Album Version)
    14. Walls of Red Wing (Album Version)
    15. Paths of Victory (Album Version)


    LP 2
    1. Talkin' John Birch Paranoid Blues (Album Version)
    2. Who Killed Davey Moore? (Album Version)
    3. Only a Hobo (Album Version)
    4. Moonshiner (Album Version)
    5. Last Thoughts on Woody Guthrie (Live)
    6. When the Ship Comes In
    7. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    8. Seven Curses (Album Version)
    9. Eternal Circle (Album Version)
    10. Suze (The Cough Song) (Album Version)
    11. Mama, You Been On My Mind (Album Version)
    12. Farewell, Angelina (Album Version)


    LP 3
    1. Subterranean Homesick Blues
    2. If You Gotta Go, Go Now (Or Else You Got to Stay All Night) (Album Version)
    3. Sitting On a Barbed Wire Fence (Album Version)
    4. Like a Rolling Stone (Alternate Take)
    5. It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Album Version)
    6. I'll Keep It with Mine (Album Version)
    7. She's Your Lover Now (Album Version)
    8. I Shall Be Released (Album Version)
    9. Santa-Fe (Album Version)
    10. If Not for You (Album Version)
    11. Wallflower (Album Version)
    12. Nobody 'Cept You (Album Version)
    13. Tangled Up in Blue (Album Version)


    LP 4
    1. Call Letter Blues (Album Version)
    2. Idiot Wind (Album Version)
    3. If You See Her, Say Hello (Album Version)
    4. Golden Loom (Album Version)
    5. Catfish (Album Version)
    6. Seven Days (Album Version)
    7. Ye Shall Be Changed (Album Version)
    8. Every Grain of Sand (Album Version)
    9. You Changed My Life (Album Version)
    10. Angelina (Album Version)


    LP 5
    1. Need a Woman (Album Version)
    2. Someone's Got a Hold of My Heart (Album Version)
    3. Tell Me (Album Version)
    4. Lord Protect My Child (Album Version)
    5. Foot of Pride (Album Version)
    6. Blind Willie McTell (Album Version)
    7. When the Night Comes Falling from the Sky (Album Version)
    8. Series of Dreams (Album Version)

    Bob Dylan
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  • Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags Quick View

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    Detroit Twelve String Blues & Rags

    Todd Albright is a Country Blues, finger-style 12-string guitar player and singer living in Detroit, Michigan. An evening's sonic evocations of pre-WWII Blues covers an extensive selection of material recorded in the 1920's and 30's. Playing the 12 string guitar, Todd brings to life an era composed of Blind Lemon Jefferson, Sylvester Weaver, Blind Willie McTell and Leadbelly, among others. Todd's history playing the Blues reaches over 25 years, though he does not remember a time that a guitar wasn't in his hands.


    He first heard the Country Blues at the age of twelve, thanks to a gifted John Lee Hooker record from his sister. The experience was a profound one-the Blues felt right, and he immediately became a self-taught student of the genre aiming solely to interpret the sounds of the masters. Todd has performed across the U.S, both as a solo musician and alongside his former country blues string band, The Staving Chain. Throughout the years, Todd has enjoyed sharing the stage with notable musicians and friends such as Dakota Dave Hull, Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, and Paul Geremia.

    1. Savannah Mama
    2. Kill It Kid
    3. Rising River Blues
    4. Delia
    5. Sweet Mary Blues
    6. Cherry Ball Blues
    7. My Money Never Runs Out
    8. Train That Carried My Girl From Town
    Todd Albright
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  • Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Quick View

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    Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob

    Lovingly Remastered Using Pioneering Restoration Techniques


    Very few names in the history of the blues capture the imagination quite like that of Barbecue Bob. Don't be fooled by the quirky pseudonym and gimmicky publicity photograph of him posing in his chef's whites with guitar in hand, as he was an incredibly influential figure whose records helped pave the way for many of the important bluesmen that followed.


    One of the unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues style, Robert Hicks aka Barbecue Bob recorded over sixty sides for Columbia Records and became one of the best-selling artists on their 'race series', outsold only by Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Blind Willie Johnson. With his original and witty compositions he was one of the real pioneers of the Atlanta blues scene of the time, but his career was tragically ended by his death from pneumonia at the age of just 29.


    Born in Walnut Grove, Georgia to a family of sharecroppers, Hicks learned to play the guitar from his brother Charley and Savannah 'Dip' Weaver, the mother of his friend Curley Weaver. He teamed up with Charley, Curley and harmonica player Eddie Mapp to perform at dances, parties and picnics in the Atlanta area. After leaving the group in 1926, Hicks became a chef in a barbecue joint where he would cook, serve and sing to the customers. He soon became something of a local celebrity and was noticed by a talent scout from Columbia Records, who gave him the opportunity to record under the catchy title of Barbecue Bob.


    Characterized by a heavy percussive guitar style, he often used a bottleneck and played with a frailing technique that is more often associated with the claw hammer banjo. His twelve string guitar gave a rich accompaniment to his warm nasal singing voice which, compared to the morbid and foreboding songs of the Delta blues, created a vibe which was jaunty and upbeat. With a huge repertoire of songs ranging from hokum to slow blues and spirituals to traditional songster tunes, his music is imbued with a special warmth typical to the East Coast blues.


    Even from the opening few measures of his very first record Barbecue Blues, Hicks signature sound of a bright and trebly twelve string guitar combined with his expressive voice is instantly accessible and almost 'pop' sounding in comparison with other blues singers of the time. His debut song was a huge success and led to a prolific recording career over the next four years when, it is said, he lived fast and enjoyed the high life. Hicks frequently recorded with his brother Charley, who was known as Laughing Charley Lincoln, and would later record several sides in 1930 with Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver as the Georgia Cotton Pickers.


    Largely due to his life being tragically cut short in 1931, his music has been sadly overlooked and has therefore not received the respect proffered to other East coast players such as Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. He was however a true innovator in his time, and this compilation gives proof that his music is undoubtedly some of the most engaging early blues that you are likely to hear.

    1. Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home (1927)

    2. Barbecue Blues (1927)
    3. Honey Your Going Too Fast (1928)

    4. Motherless Chile Blues (1927)

    5. She Looks So Good (1930)
    6. Thinkin' Funny Blues (1927)

    7. Honey You Don't Know My Mind (1927)
    8. Going Up The Country (1928)

    9. Atlanta Moan (1930)

    10. It Just Won't Hay (1929)

    11. Chocolate To The Bone (1928)

    12. She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day (1930)
    Barbecue Bob
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  • Paradise & Lunch (On Sale) Paradise & Lunch (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Paradise & Lunch (On Sale)


    Desert Island-Worthy Paradise and Lunch Will Renew Your Faith in Music: Diverse 1974 Ry Cooder Set Comes on Like a Secret History of Song, Features Exquisite Interplay and Inspirational Harmonies


    Paradise and Lunch Mastered on 180g Vinyl from the Original Master Tapes, Pressed at RTI, and Strictly Limited to 3000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity LP Graced With Organic Sound


    Ry Cooder's exceptional Paradise and Lunch takes a popular precept - music as the common denominator across all languages and styles - to extremes few artists have envisioned let alone fulfilled. Considered by many diehards to be the California native's finest hour, the 1974 set unfurls with rarified levels of joyousness, ingenuity, and sophistication. A prime contender for any Desert Island list and an album that repeatedly restores your faith in the inimitable effects experienced upon listening to special performances, Paradise and Lunch is an eternal musicians' musician record - an adventurous, ambitious, soulful leap down roads well-traveled and paths less known.


    Such eclecticism, virtuosity, and ebullience resonate with unmatched verve on Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP reissue. Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, this vinyl LP boasts dead-quiet surfaces, superb transient response, front-to-back soundstaging, and an organic immediacy that heightens the enjoyment, character, and craft of the arrangements. Cooder's inspired guitar playing sounds tremendously lifelike, replete with proper scale, full-bodied tones, and a sense of decay that presents the trail ends of each note. Horns pop with three-dimensional detail and brassy colors. Akin to the contributions of all the all-star participants, Jim Keltner's percussion benefits from added stability and depth. Paradise and Lunch has never been more transparent.


    On the surface a collection of seemingly disparate jazz, blues, spiritual, and roots songs, the diversified album comes across as a secret history of music. It remains a paragon of seamless convergence in which sonic DNA differences reveal shared traits and quilt a fabric united by feeling, reinvention, and elation. Beginning with a recast rendition of a traditional folk number, Tamp 'Em Up Solid, believed to be a close descendant of the group-vocal tune sung by field hands when they stacked bales of cotton, and ending with a stirring stripped-down cover of Arthur Blake's Ditty Wah Ditty - a show-stealing duet sent up with just an acoustic guitar and jazz icon Earl Fatha Hines' spritely walking-the-line piano riffs - Paradise and Lunch charms with exquisite interplay, inspirational harmonies, and innate flair.


    At no point do the experimentations sound forced, artificial, or retro. Cooder transforms what initially appear to be obscurities into coherent, approachable songs that could have been recorded yesterday - or decades ago. In his world, a marvelous reggae-spiced and R&B-driven rendition of Bobby Womack's It's All Over Now coexists with a sanctified, harmony-based march through the gospel hymn Jesus on the Mainline anchored by restrained Dixieland accents and tolling bells. Another standard, albeit more modern, Burt Bacharach's Mexican Divorce strolls across dusty plains via gently clopping beats, shimmering Spanish motifs, and sympathetic support vocals.


    Cooder also turns up the electricity a smidge for his idea of Bobby Miller's If Walls Could Talk, a melodic snapshot of doo-wop shot through with reverb-drenched grooves. He rains funky vibes, chicken-scratch slide guitar, and churchgoing lessons down on a top-to-bottom remake of Blind Willie McTell's Married Man's a Fool, the revision evocative of the imagination, proficiency, and blending that help make Paradise and Lunch an absolute must-own album - and now, an audiophile choice for those wished-for Desert Island trips.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Tamp 'Em Up Solid
    2. Tattler
    3. Married Man's a Fool
    4. Jesus on the Mainline
    5. It's All Over Now
    6. Fool for a Cigarette/Feelin' Good
    7. If Walls Could Talk
    8. Mexican Divorce
    9. Ditty Wah Ditty
    Ry Cooder
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Boomer's Story (On Sale)

    Ry Cooder Is A Master Sonic Archeologist And Cultural Historian On Boomer's Story: Guitarist Pays Tribute To The Past And Updates Music For Future On Rustic Record Steeped In Folk, Blues, And Soul


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes, Pressed At RTI, And Strictly Limited To 3000 Numbered Copies: Mobile Fidelity 180g LP Of Boomer's Story Sounds Fantastic With Vibrant Textures


    Ry Cooder's development as a peerless musician capable of grasping virtually any style began with his time spent with Taj Mahal and Captain Beefheart, but for all intents and purposes reaches epic proportions on Boomer's Story. With two ambitious albeit uneven studio albums behind him, the California native plunged into roles that still define him today - that of sonic archaeologist and cultural historian, shaping his 1972 Reprise effort with enlightened selections carved into the bedrock of America's folk, blues, and soul landscapes. Inspired, virtuosic, and poignant, Boomer's Story endures as a ravishing portrait of inspired translation and inventive craftsmanship that after years of neglect finally boasts sonics deserving of the performances.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 3000 numbered copies, Mobile Fidelity's 180g LP of Cooder's breakout teems with natural tones, front-to-back imaging, and vintage tube warmth. Boomer's Story benefits from vibrant textures and organic openness, two prized traits that come to fore with breathtaking realism on this analog reissue. Details ranging from the audible resonance of the drum skins, drifting reverb on the guitar, and the inner cavity of the piano take up residence on deep-black soundstages. Individual notes appear and recede with lifelike decay. Cooder and company sound as if they're in the room, playing in real time with one another. This record has never been more dynamic or involving.


    Having initiated his self-taught learning of customs established by the likes of Josh White, Woody Guthrie, Charlie Johnson, and Robert Johnson as early as age four, and grown up a son of parents obsessed with Folkways Records, Cooder never suffers from the retro rehash fakery plaguing countless contemporary revivalists. A true original, the guitarist simultaneously pays tribute to the past and updates it for the future. Boomer's Story brims with traditional tunes (the title track, Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man), classic blues (Ax Sweet Mama, Cherry Ball Blues), and World War II standards (Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer).


    A spellbinding blend of personality, respect, and innovation grace every song. Evoking the timeless rusticism and weird, old America vibe of Bob Dylan and the Band's Basement Tapes, Boomer's Story unfolds with a relaxed ease and back-porch chemistry underlined by the musicians' unpretentious demeanors and potent abilities. Drummer Jim Keltner, percussionist Milt Holland, and bassist Jim Dickinson (also a producer) are among the cast fleshing out Cooder's visions. The headliner also welcomes country-blues legend Sleepy John Estes to sing on his own President Kennedy and leans on pianist Randy Newman to help him transform the normally bellicose Rally 'Round the Flag into a patient, mournful protest.


    Cooder attains equally meaningful, emotional results on a definitive wordless interpretation of the staple soul ballad The Dark End of the Street, expressing unfathomable depths of regret and longing via slide-guitar work that draws a line back to Blind Willie McTell's immortal spiritual Dark Was the Night - a song Cooder called the most transcendent piece in all American music. Indeed, the degree of interplay attained by twinkling keys, rambling beats, brass accents, and dazzling guitar lines - also finger-picked and strummed - on Boomer's Story breathes with a rare air increasingly endangered in an era of on-demand immediacy and auto-tuned imitation. This, as it's said, is the real deal.


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    1. Boomer's Story
    2. Cherry Ball Blues
    3. Crow Black Chicken
    4. Ax Sweet Mama
    5. Maria Elena
    6. The Dark End of the Street
    7. Rally 'Round the Flag
    8. Comin' in on a Wing and a Prayer
    9. President Kennedy
    10. Good Morning Mr. Railroad Man
    Ry Cooder
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Scorpion Child

    Black Double-LP in Gatefold

    Includes Bonus Track and Poster. Side D: Etched!


    Hooks: a musical idea or short riff, passage, or phrase that catches the ear of the listener. Some bands have 'em, most don't. Austin-based five-piece SCORPION CHILD have 'em in spades. Whether it's an extended blues jam or a short slice of bombastic heavy rock "The Child" lay a hook so tasty everyone bites. SCORPION CHILD come from lots of different places, not only logistically but musically. Their sound heralds back to early 70's kraut and psych-rock with a modern twist and lists PENTAGRAM, HAIRY CHAPTER and LUCIFER'S FRIEND as influences. They originally formed in 2006 and have spent the last few years perfecting both their songwriting and stage presence. Aryn Jonathan Black fronts the outfit with a siren-like voice reminiscent of a young Robert Plant. Guitarists Christopher Jay Cowart and Tom Frank layer high-energy twin-guitars over the band's driving rhythm section fueled by Shaun Avants (bass) and Shawn Alvear (drums). "Our influences are diversified as classic 80's thrash metal to the old school southern blues of Blind Willie Johnson, Lemon Jefferson and Willie McTell," says Black. "We came to Austin to form a band with a single vision and though we've played in different bands with a range of styles, after jamming together, we found our footing in what we do best." Balancing full-time jobs at coffee shops and bars around town forced the group to be very disciplined. "Austin's a great city to develop and hone your skills musically," admits Black. "Every genre can be found here from blues and jazz to punk and hardcore." In 2010, after years of slogging it out in the Austin scene, SCORPION CHILD gained peer recognition with critical praise from local and regional press while selling out high profile gigs at SXSW. The stage was set for the band's recording debut. After songwriting sessions in Nashville, the band spent last year recording their self-titled album with Grammy-nominated producer Chris "Frenchie" Smith known for his work with THE ANSWER, JET, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TRAIL OF DEAD, DAX RIGGS, and many others). The result is a hybrid of nine, hook-filled heavy-psych classics that breathe new life into a stale hard rock market. Their music erupts with big drums, thunderous guitar riffs and dangerous soul ridden bass lines. Black's powerful rock vocals convey a sexiness and swagger not heard since the days of FREE and HUMBLE PIE. A surge of electricity bursts from the first notes of "Kings Highway" to the pummeling drive of "The Secret Spot" and the highly addictive open-chord "Liquor". Built for the big stage is "Salvation Slave" which hearkens back to a time when guitar rock ruled the airwaves and made going to a concert the ultimate main event. Building on dynamic tension comes the acid-infused "Antioch", a progressive number with hypnotic beats and subtle shades of light that build into a blinding guitar duet. A galloping pulse distinguishes "In The Arms of Ecstasy" as a celebration of groove that is followed by the raw unchained riffage of "Paradigm". The album concludes with the slow building "Red Blood (The River Flows)" which continues to attract comparisons to LED ZEPPELIN. "We do have this whole acoustic side that sounds very ZEPPELIN III with a lot of gospel", says Black. "ZEPPELIN were very innovative and not afraid to go outside the usual confines of electric blues. I guess that's where the comparison comes from." Recently signed to legendary metal label Nuclear Blast the band has pulled "Polygon of Eyes" as their lead single. A nod to DIO-era RAINBOW, the song is four minutes of power-heavy rock plowing through an ancient storyline of swords and mystics. Says Black, "I've always wanted to hear new musical ingredients within a classic heavy sound. We want to maintain spontaneity while putting special emphasis into integral hooks." As vinyl continues to gain momentum, SCORPION CHILD with Nuclear Blast have plans to release their debut in June 2013 as a glorious gatefold edition with different colored vinyl in each pressing. Building up to the debut release was a large-scale tour with CLUTCH and UK's ORANGE GOBLIN the perfect event to introduce SCORPION CHILD to the masses. Several summer festivals are to follow including Rock The Range and Rocklahoma. The band join an elite few including THE SWORD, GRAVEYARD, WOLFMOTHER and RIVAL SONS who celebrate a warm Marshall and liquid feedback while still pushing boundarie

    1 Kings Highway
    2 Polygon Of Eyes
    3 The Secret Spot
    4 Salvation Slave
    5 Liquor
    6 Antioch
    7 In The Arms Of Ecstasy

    8 Paradigm
    9 Red Blood (The River Flows)
    10 Keep Goin' (LUCIFER'S FRIEND cover)
    Scorpion Child
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    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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