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  • Blue & Lonesome Blue & Lonesome Quick View

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    Blue & Lonesome

    Pressed On Two 180 Gram LPs And Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve


    "This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do."


    -Don Was, Co-Producer of 'Blue & Lonesome'


    The Rolling Stones are set to release 'Blue & Lonesome', their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, 'Blue & Lonesome' takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.


    Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band - Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.


    'Blue & Lonesome' sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf - artists whose songs are featured on this album.

    LP 1
    1. Just Your Fool
    2. Commit A Crime
    3. Blue And Lonesome
    4. All Of Your Love
    5. I Gotta Go
    6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing


    LP 2
    1. Ride 'Em On Down
    2. Hate To See You Go
    3. Hoo Doo Blues
    4. Little Rain
    5. Just Like I Treat You
    6. I Can't Quit You Baby

    The Rolling Stones
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  • Lonesome Woman Blues Lonesome Woman Blues Quick View

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    Lonesome Woman Blues

    Lonesome Woman Blues is an 18-track Tramp Records vinyl compilation featuring the recordings of classic-era blues singer/pianist Alice Moore.
    1. I Have Mercy Blues
    2. Cold Iron Walls
    3. Loving Heart Blues
    4. Serving Time Blues
    5. Riverside Blues
    6. Lonesome Woman Blues
    7. Trouble Blues
    8. S.O.S. Blues (Distress Blues)
    9. Just Sitting Here Wondering
    10. Death Valley Blues
    11. Tomorrow Blues
    12. Dark Angel
    13. Money Tree man
    14. Midnight Creepers
    15. Just A Good Girl Treated Wrong
    16. New Black and Evil Blues
    17. Push Cart Pusher
    18. Unlucky Play Blues
    Alice Moore
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    New Moon Daughter


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


    Singer Cassandra Wilson, who has had a rather diverse career that has ranged from the free funk of M-Base to standards à la Betty Carter, has in recent times adopted a folk-oriented style a little reminiscent of Nina Simone. On New Moon Daughter her repertoire ranges from U2 to Son House, from Hoagy Carmichael to Hank Williams (I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry); it is certainly the only album ever that contains both the Monkees' Last Train to Clarksville and Strange Fruit.


    - Scott Yanow (All Music Guide)

    LP 1
    1. Strange Fruit
    2. Love Is Blindness
    3. Solomon Sang
    4. Death Letter
    5. Skylark
    6. Find Him
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry


    LP 2
    1. Last Train To Clarksville
    2. Until
    3. A Little Warm Death
    4. Memphis
    5. Harvest Moon
    6. 32-20

    Cassandra Wilson
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    The Lonesome Rave

    Presumably born in Jacksonville, FL in 1893, Blind Blake came to prominence recording for Paramount from 1926 until the label closed in 1932. In fact, Blake was Paramount's best-selling and most recorded artist, with over a hundred sides to his name.


    The tracks on this LP were recorded in the Paramount Studios in Chicago in May of 1928, with blues singer Bertha Henderson on vocals on That Lonesome Rave, Leavin' Gal Blues and several others. Guest vocalists also appear on Beulah Land (Daniel Brown) and Elzadie's Policy Blues (Elzadie Robinson).


    Many of these songs have long been considered early American blues classics. Blake is best known for his development of the ragtime guitar style, the sheer complexity of which has baffled would be imitators for the past eight decades. His mastery of this approach was so complete that none have ever come close to being able to imitate him.

    1. Good-bye Mama Moan

    2. Tootie Blues
    3. That Lovin I Crave
    4. That Lonesome Rave
    5. Terrible Murder Blues
    6. Leavin Gal Blues
    7. No Dough Blues
    8. Lead Hearted Blues
    9. Let Your Love Come Down
    10. Rumblin & Ramblin Boa Constrictor Blues
    11. Bootleg Rum Dum Blues
    12. Detroit Bound Blues
    13. Beulah Land
    14. Panther Squall Blues
    15. Elzadies Policy Blues
    Blind Blake
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  • Greyhound Blues / Lonesome Old Jail Greyhound Blues / Lonesome Old Jail Quick View

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    Greyhound Blues / Lonesome Old Jail

    Daniel Augusta Hunt, better known as Junior Hunt, was born in Munford, AL in 1929. On or around March 11th, 1953, Hunt recorded these two songs at 706 Union Avenue in Memphis and they were released in June of that year. For over 50 years, these songs were believed to only exist in 78 rpm form, until a copy pressed as a 45 rpm 7'' single turned up in Minnesota. This only known copy was sold on eBay in 2010 for $10,323. This marks the first legitimate release of Hunt's material on a 7'' record, and both songs are outstanding examples of the heartbreaking, desolate nature of the solo bluesman accompanying himself on guitar and borrow heavily from the template set by Lightnin' Hopkins. Hunt was arrested in Memphis in 1958 for stealing a saxophone and died in May 1962 in Phoenix, AZ.
    A: Greyhound Blues
    B: Lonesome Old Jail
    D.A. Hunt
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    Almost Blue (On Sale)

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Elvis Costello's impressive album of country covers is now available on 180-gram vinyl re-mastered from the original master tapes. This unique album includes "What A Good Year For The Roses" and country covers of classics from the likes Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons and more.


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, it's laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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    Almost Blue (On Sale)

    Costellos Soulful Country & Western Covers Album Tackles Standard Tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, and More


    Expertly Played 1981 Set Marks the Second of the Encyclopedic Pop Musicians Many Forays Into Multiple Styles


    Half-Speed Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Knockout Sonics Present Costellos Close-Up Vocals, Steve Nieves Piano, and the Pedal-Steel Guitars in Great Relief


    Elvis Costello was so enamored with American country music when he finally discovered it, he was motivated to record Almost Blue. Renowned as one of the most passionate and enthusiastic covers albums ever made, the 12-song set finds the iconic singer/songwriter interpreting standards by the likes of Hank Williams, Gram Parsons, George Jones, Merle Haggard, and other legends. Replete with heartbreak, lonesomeness, boozing, cheating, and dreaming, its laden with country and westerns customary themes and dignified by one of the finest performances of Costello and the Attractions peerless career.


    Half-speed mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelitys numbered limited edition 180g LP opens up the soundstages, clears previously muddled midrange frequencies, and places the imaging of the various country-tuned instruments into clear focus. For the first time, listeners can hear just how much of himself Costello invests in the vocal performances, while the Attractions dont miss a beat, particularly pianist Steve Nieve and guest musician John McFee. Moreover, the strings (when employed) take on new life, and the records cover art, a take-off on Kenny Burrells Midnight Blue, is faithfully reproduced.


    At the time of the albums recording in 1981, Costello was admittedly emotionally shattered. The title of the effort isnt merely coincidental. Feeling dejected and disenchanted, the vocalist had been put through the ringer: His pop stardom yielded one incredible record after another, but Costellos marriage was in tatters, his behavior deplorable, and his reputation tarnished by a famous drunken incident that shamed him for decades. In addition, he chose to follow his string of original LPs up with the soul- and R&B-minded Get Happy, a creative masterwork that nonetheless caused some of his mainstream fans to believe hed abandon his hit-making pedigree.


    So he did what any self-respecting, astute musician would want to do: Cut a country and western record steeped in heartbreak, fragility, sadness, despair, and beer-glass-raising spirit. Largely informed by the stacks of country LPs he bought in used shops during U.S. tours, and in the ideal frame of mind, Costello sought out not to make standards such as Sweet Dreams, Too Far Gone, Honey Hush, and Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down his own but to put a unique spin on the darkness, surprise, soulfulness, foreboding, and authenticity that they contain within.


    With each note, Costello succeeds and exceeds expectations, turning in versions that sound both old and new. Such timelessness, and the confluence of contemporary and traditional, distinguishes Almost Blue from nearly every other country tribute album made by pop/rock artists before and since. Costello and the Attractions embody the deep sentiments attached to these weeping ballads, tear-jerking lullabies, honky-tonk rave-ups, and playful shuffles in an incredibly convincing manner. Producer George Sherrill, famous for working with the likes of Tammy Wynette, George Jones, and Marty Robbins, and brought on board specifically for the project, frames the music with the perfect blend of grit and professionalism.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Why Don't You Love Me (Like You Used to Do)? (Hank Williams)
    2. Sweet Dreams (Don Gibson)
    3. Success (Johnny Mullins)
    4. Hot Burrito #1 (Gram Parsons, Chris Ethridge)
    5. Tonight the Bottle Let Me Down (Merle Haggard)
    6. Brown to Blue (George Jones, Virginia Franks)
    7. A Good Year for the Roses (Jerry Chesnut)
    8. Sittin' and Thinkin' (Charlie Rich)
    9. Colour of the Blues (Lawton Williams, George Jones)
    10. Too Far Gone (Billy Sherrill)
    11. Honey Hush (Lou Willie Turner)
    12. How Much I Lied (Gram Parsons, Pam Rifkin)
    Elvis Costello
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Rainbow People

    Originally recorded in 1977, Rainbow People is the groundbreaking debut from acoustic folk/blues artist Eric Bibb. Recorded with the assistance of Cyndee Peters and Rudy Smith, the album features 9 tracks including Candy Man, Lonesome Child Blues and Going Home.
    1. Catalina Estimada
    2. Lonesome Child Blues
    3. Look Over Yonder
    4. Candy Man
    5. Sunday School
    6. Lead Me, Guide Me
    7. Encuentro En la Estacion
    8. Going Home
    9. Rainbow People
    Eric Bibb And Needed Time
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    More Primitive

    "More Primitive" finds Seattle's Lonesome Shack exploring the depths of boogie and country blues. The trio's sound is raw and immediate with finger-picked guitar lines, soulful crooning and big danceable grooves. Ben Todd's introspective lyrics take the American blues tradition to a new level, examining personal history, loss of friends, and a burning desire to get to the primitive core of life.
    1. Wrecks
    2. Head Holes
    3. Old Dream
    4. More Primitive
    5. Die Alone
    6. Medicine
    7. Chompin At The Noose
    8. Trying To Forget
    9. Big Ditch
    10. Evil
    Lonesome Shack
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    Rock Island Line

    Between 1955 and 1961, Johnny Cash produced thirteen national hits for the Sun label including Next In Line, Home Of The Blues, Oh! Lonesome Me, Straight As In Love, Come In Stranger and Katy Too, all featured on the superb collection Rock Island Line. In addition 'The Man In Black' scored twenty-four country hits, making him the most successful Sun artist of all time. Although he went on to further prominence for the Columbia, Mercury and American labels, his body of work cut for Sun Records is truly unparalleled. 180g vinyl remastered from the original tapes.
    1. Belshazar
    2. If The Good Lords Willing
    3. The Wreck Of The Old 97
    4. You Tell Me
    5. Oh! Lonesome Me
    6. Big River
    7. Doin My Time
    8. Rock Island Line
    9. Home Of The Blues
    10. Straight As In Love
    11. Come In Stranger
    12. Blue Train
    13. Next In Line
    14. Hey Good Lookin
    15. Life Goes On
    16. Katy Too
    Johnny Cash
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  • New Heaven (Discontinued) (On Sale) New Heaven (Discontinued) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    New Heaven (Discontinued) (On Sale)

    New Heaven is the debut LP from Pittsburgh, PA's 1,2,3 which is comprised of the duo Nicolas Snyder and Joshua Sickels, formerly of the Takeover UK. From the shimmering synths of Lonesome Boring Summer, to the swooning strings of Wave Pool, to the sucker punch percussion of Work, to the lethargic blues licks of Just Like Heaven (Is Gone) and the restless riffs of 20,000 Blades, the striking, speaker-panning elements of New Heaven are all challenging and universally rewarding at the same time.

    1. Work

    2. Scared But Not That Scared
    3. Heat Lightnin'
    4. Lonesome Boring Summer
    5. Confetti
    6. Wave Pool
    7. Just Like Heaven (Is Gone)
    8. Sorry, Soldier
    9. Riding Coach
    10. 20,000 Blades
    1,2,3
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  • 20 Greatest Hits 20 Greatest Hits Quick View

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    20 Greatest Hits

    It's still sobering to realize that Hank recorded just 66 songs during his lifetime, almost all of them essential. Here are those that serve as a working definition of country music, and as an admonition to artists who try to get too wordy or try to lose themselves in minor keys. Your Cheatin' Heart, HonkyTonk Blues, Cold, Cold Heart, Lovesick Blues, You Win Again, I Can't Help It, I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, and the rest.
    1. Your Cheatin' Heart
    2. Move It On Over

    3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    4. Ramblin' Man
    5. My Heart Would Know
    6. Kaw-Liga
    7. Cold, Cold Heart

    8. Lovesick Blues

    9. Honky Tonk Blues

    10. Honky Tonkin'

    11. There'll Be No Teardrops Tonight
    12. Jambalaya (On The Bayou)
    13. Hey, Good Lookin'
    14. Window Shopping
    15. I Can't Help It (If I'm Still In Love With You)
    16. Half As Much
    17. Why Don't You Love Me
    18. You Win Again
    19. Baby We're Really In Love
    20. Take These Chains From My Heart
    Hank Williams
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    Carla

    Paired with Stax writing whiz-kids Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Thomas had her greatest chart run, beginning with the hit B-A-B-Y and continuing with Let Me Be Good to You. Both of those appear here, alongside evocative slabs of country-soul in covers of Hank Williams's I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Patsy Cline's I Fall to Pieces. For good measure, Thomas also tries her hand at the blues with covers of Howlin' Wolf's Little Red Rooster and Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me to Do?

    - Rob Bowman (AllMusic.com)

    1. B-A-B-Y
    2. Red Rooster
    3. Let Me Be Good To You
    4. I Got You, Boy
    5. Medley:
    - Baby What You Want Me To Do
    - For Your Love
    6. What Have You Got To Offer Me
    7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    8. I Fall To Pieces
    9. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
    10. Fate
    11. Looking Back
    Carla Thomas
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    Alone (Volume 1)

    First Time On Vinyl On Fat Possum Records


    Liner Notes By Robert Palmer


    This brooding lesson in the Three D's of the blues--despair, death, and desire--is a window into the melancholy soul of Hooker's art. Each of the two discs are separate sets from a '70s solo concert at New York City's Hunter College. And by the time Hooker asks How deep and how low can you git? near the performance's end, we already know. It's not merely the profound darkness of these tales--in which Hooker becomes a killer, a TB victim, an abandoned lover--but the pain with which he suffuses his pinched, red-clay voice. Then there's his guitar, constantly working idiosyncratic variations on his patented boogie; sliding and snapping out replies to the tense lyrics of Jesse James or his improvised lonesome wail Tired of Being Your Doggie. Throughout, Hooker exercises his command of tension and drama.


    - Ted Drozdowski

    1. I Miss You So

    2. Jesse James

    3. Dark Room

    4. I'll Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive

    5. Boogie Chillum
    6. When My First Wife Left Me
    7. Boom Boom
    8. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
    John Lee Hooker
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    Alone (Volume 2)

    First Time On Vinyl On Fat Possum Records


    Liner Notes By Robert Palmer


    This brooding lesson in the Three D's of the blues--despair, death, and desire--is a window into the melancholy soul of Hooker's art. Each of the two discs are separate sets from a '70s solo concert at New York City's Hunter College. And by the time Hooker asks How deep and how low can you git? near the performance's end, we already know. It's not merely the profound darkness of these tales--in which Hooker becomes a killer, a TB victim, an abandoned lover--but the pain with which he suffuses his pinched, red-clay voice. Then there's his guitar, constantly working idiosyncratic variations on his patented boogie; sliding and snapping out replies to the tense lyrics of Jesse James or his improvised lonesome wail Tired of Being Your Doggie. Throughout, Hooker exercises his command of tension and drama.


    - Ted Drozdowski

    1. Feel Good

    2. Some People

    3. T.B.

    4. Baby, Please Don't Go
    5. Mama Killed A Chicken

    6. Hobo

    7. Tired Of Being Your Doggie

    8. All Night Long

    9. Crawlin' King Snake
    John Lee Hooker
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    A Date With Elvis

    On Sevilla Orange Vinyl


    A Date with Elvis is the third full-length studio album by the American garage punk band The Cramps. It was released on Big Beat Records. It was recorded in the fall of 1985 and engineered by Steve McMillan and Mark Ettel at Ocean Way Studios Hollywood, CA. The Cramps reissued the album on their own Vengeance Records in 2001 with the bonus tracks Blue Moon Baby, Georgia Lee Brown, Give Me a Woman and Get Off the Road. The album was dedicated to Ricky Nelson, who had a hit with the song Lonesome Town, which was also covered by The Cramps and is available on their first EP Gravest Hits and compilation album ...Off the Bone.

    1. How Far Can Too Far Go?
    2. The Hot Pearl Snatch
    3. People Ain't No Good
    4. What's Inside a Girl?
    5. Can Your Pussy Do the Dog?
    6. Kizmiaz
    7. Cornfed Dames
    8. Chicken
    9. (Hot Pool Of) Womanneed
    10. Aloha from Hell
    11. It's Just That Song
    The Cramps
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  • Remember Me Remember Me Quick View

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    Remember Me

    Jimmie Lee Robinson doesn't dance for the approval of others nor does he thin his music to seduce a wider audience. The self-proclaimed Lonely Traveller's work is an artistic achievement that illustrates why enduring reputations are earned slowly, over time, not swiftly via shrewdly orchestrated media blitzes. His music, honest and unspoiled, comes as a welcome and refreshing alternative in an age of crowd-mesmerizing pyrotechnics, outlandish tempos, and incendiary solos. Remember Me, Robinson's first effort for the APO label and the first album recorded at Blue Heaven Studios, is an adventure deep into the blues of Mr. Robinson's Maxwell Street neighborhood, a neighborhood that has included residencies with musicians such as Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Freddie King, Elmore James, Luther Tucker, Eddie Taylor, Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, Shakey Jake, St. Louis Jimmy, Eddy Clearwater, Sunnyland Slim and more.


    On Remember Me, Robinson accompanies himself on acoustic guitar to create The Lonely Traveller's distinctive brand of blues, which he says represents a lifetime of work, the trials and tribulations of growing up on and experiencing Maxwell Street. If you listen closely, you'll also hear Jimmy D. Lane (son of the late blues legend Jimmy Rogers) accompanying on one tune.


    Robinson sings in the powerful and sometimes piercing voice that inspired the Lonesome Lee sobriquet when he began recording for Bandera Records in the 1950s. Boot-stomping, spur-jangling highlights include a rousing performance of Wait For Me, Jimmy Reed-inspired Boss Man and a spirited rendition of Wagon Wheels.

    1. My Name Is Jimmie Lee
    2. Boss Man
    3. Wagon Wheels
    4. See See Baby
    5. Wait For Me
    6. Keys To The Highway
    7. Rosa Lee
    8. The Boll Weevil
    9. Angry Lover
    10. Rollin' and Tumblin'
    11. Remember Me
    Jimmie Lee Robinson
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    Friends (Pure Pleasure)

    Friends is the accurate and revealing title for New York bluesman Eric Bibb's tenth album since 1997. The cuts here feature rootsy folk and blues collaborations with different 'friends' in differing small group settings. The set starts with a killer acoustic slide duet between Bibb and Guy Davis on the nugget 99 ½ Won't Do. The contrast between Davis' sweet and smoky delivery and Bibb's husky wail - akin to Blind Willie Johnson's in places - offers a double-sided dimension in interpretation for the listener, as well. Elsewhere, Charlie Musselwhite gives a killer snaky harmonica performance on Six O' Clock Blues. Taj Mahal makes two appearances; one in a duet on Goin' Down Slow, and one in a trio with Bibb and Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara on a medley of the traditional Kulanjan and Bibb's own Sebastian's Tune. Speaking of Mali, and Mahal, Bibb also covers the elder bluesman's classic Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes, with the great kora player Mamadou Diabate that rivals the original. There's also a gorgeous version of Guy and Susanna Clark's The Cape, with guitarist Martin Simpson, Bibb's moving For You with Ruthie Foster, and Tain't No Such Thing, a bright new folk song written and sung with legendary folksinger Odetta. Mohan Veena ace Harry Manx performs with Bibb on the high lonesome, droning blues of Needed Time, and with Kristina Olsen on her If I Stayed. The set closes with the tender Dance Me to the End of Love, (an original, not the Leonard Cohen tune) with the Lovin' Spoonful Jerry Yester playing piano. Given that most records of this type are mixed bags at best, with 'star-studded' collabs serving to muck up or water down rather than enhance performances, Friends is an anomaly. There is nothing that's obvious or overblown here, everything is subtly shaded, and the performers serve the songs and not themselves. The listener gets no sense of back-patting or self-congratulation, only the great pleasure of hearing this music in a revealing, emotionally honest way. Bravo.



    Musicians:



    • Eric Bibb (arranger, guitar, vocal)

    • Odetta (vocal)

    • Ruthie Foster (vocal)

    • Guy Davis (arranger, harpsichord, vocal, guitar)

    • Taj Mahal (guitar, vocal, banjo)

    • Charlie Musselwhite (harpsichord)

    • Mamadou Diabate (kora)

    • Martin Simpson (guitar)

    • Michael Jerome Browne (fiddle, vocal, guitar, mandolin)





    Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve



    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. 99 1/2 Won't Do
    2. Six O'Clock Blues
    3. Goin' Down Slow
    4. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
    5. For You
    6. The Cape
    7. 'Tain't Such A Much
    8. Needed Time
    9. If I Stayed
    10. Connected
    11. Ribbons And Bows
    12. Just Look Up
    13. Cowgirl Queen
    14. Kulanjan/Sebastian's Tune
    15. Dance Me To The End Of Love
    Eric Bibb
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    Cattle Callin'

    Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, presents two new projects: Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin. Both are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank III plays all instruments. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending 'Cattle Core' sound, featuring Hank III's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.


    Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank III's crunching metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. With songs such as I Feel Sacrificed and the tormented Livin Beyond Doom, Hank III works a ground somewhere between devastation and high theater. Both A.D.D. and Cattle Callin' are very intense. It's very manic, Hank III explains. It's hard to follow, even for the guys I play with. I'm playing everything on these two. It's very complex.


    There are 23 tracks on Cattle Callin, featuring Hank III's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering tongue-in-cheek humor with titles such as Heavy Cattle and Angus of Death. Also fans of bluegrass will love the banjo-driven Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues, featuring Mason. I was raised around it (cattle auctioneering) and it's pretty amazing how fast these guys are, Hank III says. Hip-hop has looped auctioneers. Bluegrass has meessed around with it a little bit. This has never been done in the heavy metal world.

    1. Tim Dowler - Black Cow
    2. Joe Goggins - Now Theres A Bull
    3. Dan Clark - 37 Heffers
    4. Tim Dowler - Mad Cow
    5. Mitch Jordan Branded
    6. Tim Dowler - Square Bailor
    7. Jason Miller - Cuttin Hay
    8. Mitch Jordan - Y Bar Ranch
    9. Countin Cows
    10. Mad Cow
    11. Dominic Herrera - Lot 53
    12. Hugh Howell - Cow Sold
    13. Hugh Howell & Eddie Cope - Cow Mortal
    14. Gwynn Howell - Bull Balls
    15. Hugh Howell - Heavy Cattle
    16. Y Bar Ranch
    17. Black Cow
    18. Eddie Cope Longhorn
    19. Square Bailor
    20. Moo You
    21. Tim Dowler - Angus of Death
    22. Jason Miller - Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues
    23. Branded
    Hank Williams III's Three Bar Ranch
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    Attention Deficit Domination

    Shelton Hank Williams, aka Hank III, presents two new projects: Attention Deficit Domination and 3 Bar Ranch Cattle Callin. Both are intensely metal-driven records on which Hank III plays all instruments. Attention Deficit Domination is a pressure-dropping, doom rock statement that has been anticipated by his hardcore fans for years, and Cattle Callin explores a new mind-bending 'Cattle Core' sound, featuring Hank III's speed metal woven in and around actual cattle auctioneering.


    Attention Deficit Domination allows the listener into Hank III's crunching metal world of the heavy and the slow, complete with his renowned fundamental percussion. The nine tracks hardly allow you to get up from the floor. With songs such as I Feel Sacrificed and the tormented Livin Beyond Doom, Hank III works a ground somewhere between devastation and high theater. Both A.D.D. and Cattle Callin' are very intense. It's very manic, Hank III explains. It's hard to follow, even for the guys I play with. I'm playing everything on these two. It's very complex.


    There are 23 tracks on Cattle Callin, featuring Hank III's driving, formidable guitar attack, with instrumentation built around the auctioneering tongue-in-cheek humor with titles such as Heavy Cattle and Angus of Death. Also fans of bluegrass will love the banjo-driven Cattle Callin Lonesome Blues, featuring Mason. I was raised around it (cattle auctioneering) and it's pretty amazing how fast these guys are, Hank III says. Hip-hop has looped auctioneers. Bluegrass has meessed around with it a little bit. This has never been done in the heavy metal world.

    1. In The Camouflage
    2. I Feel Sacrificed
    3. Bend
    4. Make A Fall
    5. Livin Beyond Doom
    6. Demons Mark
    7. Aman
    8. Get Str8
    9. Goats N Heathans
    Hank Williams III's Attention Deficit Domination
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    Party Time

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    At the time he recorded this album in 1957, Arnett Cobb was in the process of rebounding from a serious automobile accident that broke both his legs. Cobb's indomitable spirit shines through in these tracks, whether he is calmly preaching on When My Dream Boat Comes Home, grooving down the Lonesome Road, or roaring through the song that is almost as closely associated with him as it is with Illinois Jacquet - Flying Home.


    There are plenty of good blues, too, and pianist Ray Bryant's eloquence in this idiom is well exposed. Ray Barretto's conga adds another flavor to the rhythm section, especially on Cocktails for Two. With Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall, Arthur Taylor and Ray Barretto.

    1. When My Dreamboat Comes Home
    2. Lonesome Road
    3. Blues in the Closet
    4. Party Time
    5. Flying Home
    6. The Slow Poke
    7. Cocktails for Two
    Arnett Cobb
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    The Times They Are A-Changin' (On Sale)

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Faithful to the Source: Information-Rich 45RPM Pressing Brings the Simple Sounds of Dylan's Voice, Acoustic Guitar, and Harmonica into Lifelike Perspective


    Immediately distinguished by the you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner unlike few albums before or since.


    Mastered on Mobile Fidelity's world-renowned mastering system and pressed on 180 gram LP at RTI, this restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality sound that practically transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction "The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll," assertive "Restless Farewell," and semi-autobiographical "North Country Blues," Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, "[The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break."


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
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    The Times They Are A-Changin' (Mono) (On Sale)

    The Times They Are A-Changin' on Numbered Limited Edition 180 Gram 45RPM Mono Vinyl 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Stark, Austere, Acoustic Record Dylan's First With All-Original Material


    Title Track, The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, With God on Our Side Establish Dylan as Voice of Social Consciousness


    The Bard Addresses Issues Such as Equality, Racism, and Poverty and Helps Ignite 1960s Political Movements


    Strictly Limited to 3,000 Copies and Mastered from the Original Master Tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM Mono Vinyl Set Presents Dylan's Voice, Guitar, and Harmonica in Superlative Sound


    Immediately distinguished by the direct mono sound and you're-either-with-us-or-against-us messages of the landmark title track, Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A Changin' sounds an unmistakable clarion call on behalf of progress and its unstoppable advancement. One of the Bard's trademark songs, it remains a timeless anthem with a clear sense of common purpose, a musical line in the sand that helped unite various social movements and multiple generations. The reverential 1964 record feeds off the opening tune and its unmistakable sentiments, marching forward to confront racism, poverty, injustice, and upheaval in a stark, immediate manner like few albums before or since.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g LP at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's restored 45RPM analog version delivers the landscape-shifting music in reference-quality mono sound that transports you to Columbia's Studio A. Reflecting the austerity of the topics and Dylan's mood, the sonics are direct and unadorned-each word hitting with weight, each phrase lingering until it pulls you under, each storyline echoing as fact. The hollow body of Dylan's guitar, internal mechanisms of his harmonica, and graininess of his throat come across in full-on detail. Wider grooves mean more information reaches your ears.


    As the preferred mix at the time of the recording, the mono version presents Dylan as he and his producers originally intended. Since the separation of the stereo versions isn't as sharp, the mono edition places Dylan's vocals in the heart of the musical action and as one with the accompaniment. It paints listeners an incredibly accurate portrait of the attention-getting, concrete mass of sound that features no artificial panning and straight-ahead immersion into the music. This is how almost everyone first heard this timeless album-making the mono mix all the more historically valuable and truthful.


    Marking a shift from the looseness and comedy that pepper the preceding The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' skirts any attempt at humor, sarcasm, or goofiness in favor of utmost seriousness and severity. Seemingly anticipating the dark events surrounding President Kennedy's assassination and the turmoil that followed, Dylan eliminates with conjecture and disguise. Akin to dispatches from the typewriter of literary icons John Steinbeck and William Faulkner, his songs give voices to the voiceless, challenge cultural precepts, upend traditional beliefs with rapier wit and truths, and underline tragedies swept under the rug.


    In doing so, Dylan creates stinging protest music that rallies against unchecked authority, discrimination, brutality, and division. A testament to the power of great art, The Times They Are A-Changin' is a righteous assault on ignorance and agent for sweeping action, a necessary impetus for transformation and enlightenment. Via bold originals such as the nonfiction The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll, assertive Restless Farewell, and semi-autobiographical North Country Blues, Dylan casts hardships, greed, and victimization in such relatable terms it's impossible to turn away and ignore their implications.


    As correctly relayed by Dylan expert and cultural critic Greil Marcus, [The record] forever fixed Bob Dylan in the popular imagination: the protest singer, the young man 'able to see through metal' (again, from Chronicles), to see through the lie and find the truth, then to hammer the truth into words and send them out with a voice that would never break.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. The Times They Are A-Changin'
    2. Ballad of Hollis Brown
    3. With God on Our Side
    4. One Too Many Mornings
    5. North Country Blues
    6. Only a Pawn in Their Game
    7. Boots of Spanish Leather
    8. When the Ship Comes In
    9. The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll
    10. Restless Farewell
    Bob Dylan
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Ghost Who Walks

    On her debut disc, The Ghost Who Walks, Karen Elson spins intriguingly unsettling tales of lost love, dashed hope, romantic betrayal and various crimes of passion witnessed only by the full moon. In a coolly inviting voice, strumming an acoustic guitar, she summons up a dark yet seductive atmosphere, an after-midnight world that's irresistibly alluring. The arrangements for her small band - featuring the virtuosic Jackson Smith on guitar, Elson's longtime collaborator Rachelle Garniez on accordion and vocals, and husband-producer Jack White on drums -- evoke the lonesome side of country (''Cruel Summer'') or the tormented side of the blues (''The Truth Is In the Dirt''), with eerie organ touches, and keening electric guitars.


    Until now, the British-born Elson has been better known as a top model, the face of ad campaigns for, among others, Armani, Prada, Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent's Poison. With her pale white skin and shocking red hair, she seems an almost otherworldly presence on any given glossy page. While she assiduously worked as the face of various brands, she conducted an altogether different life behind the scenes as a singer and songwriter, honing what has proven to be her considerable skills. In part, she learned by doing: for the last five years, she's been a member, alongside Garniez, in the Weimar-style cabaret of New York City-based art and music collective The Citizens Band. Two of her more theatrical tracks, ''100 Years From Now'' and ''Mouths To Feed,'' inspired in part by author Tim Egan's dust bowl saga, The Worst Hard Time, were originally penned for her troupe, which combines bawdy entertainment with barbed political commentary.


    The Ghost Who Walks may not be drawn literally from Elson's life, but it does represent an aspect of her psyche she's been brave enough to explore: ''I'm very much interested in the dark side of things. In my life, truthfully, I've had a lot of bizarre and dark experiences that have definitely colored the way I think about a lot of personal things. The music I have always listened to as well has had a sorrowful, mournful, if not murderous, quality to it.'' She pauses to laugh. ''I'm not saying I would ever want to kill anybody, but sometimes love can drag you to the very depths of yourself and - my God - make you so desperate and forlorn. I really respond to songs that write about that. Hank Williams, for crying out loud, speaking of being forlorn and forsaken -- there's a song I just heard of his, an early demo, that really resonated with me. Those songs move me in a way that happy go lucky songs don't.''

    1. The Ghost Who Walks

    2. The Truth Is In The Dirt

    3. Pretty Babies

    4. Lunasa

    5. 100 Years From Now

    6. Stolen Roses

    7. Cruel Summer

    8. Garden

    9. The Birds They Circle

    10. A Thief At My Door

    11. The Last Laugh

    12. Mouths To Feed
    Karen Elson
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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