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Blue Hour (Awaiting Repress)Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI
Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos
Blue Hour has such a logical match up that it is very surprising that it did not happen again. Stanley Turrentine, the most soulful of all tenor-saxophonists, teams up with Gene Harris and the Three Sounds, one of the most swinging soul jazz trios, a group that was at the height of its popularity. The results are magical and timeless. At the time of this Dec. 16, 1960 recording, Stanley Turrentine was 26 and on the verge of stardom in the jazz world and beyond. In the 1950s he had worked with Lowell Fulson, Earl Bostic and other r&b bands. Most significant were his 1959-60 stint with Max Roach and his recordings with Jimmy Smith which helped lead to his signing with Blue Note. From the start, Turrentine's fat tone, soulful style and ability to put a maximum amount of emotion into every single note made him instantly recognizable. Gene Harris was Turrentine's equivalent on piano. His gutsy and bluesy style mixed together Oscar Peterson with Junior Mance. He formed the Three Sounds with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy in 1956 and the group was such a hit that they recorded 12 albums for Blue Note during 1958-62 including four in 1960 alone. Blue Hour features the original "Blue Riff" plus four of the most beloved songs in blues and jazz history. No matter how many times one has heard such songs as "Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You," "Willow Weep For Me" and "Since I Fell For You," these versions are still very special. Turrentine and Harris have similar approaches, being jazz masters who loved to play the blues. They constantly echo each other's ideas and put such feeling into these vintage songs that they make every moment count. Stanley Turrentine and Gene Harris may have only teamed up this one time but Blue Hour is a classic that will be loved by anyone who is lucky enough to hear it.
Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies
Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes
Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI
Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets
Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution
This title is not eligible for discount.$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Blue HourBlue Hour is the first release by The Drift since the passing of their indelible trumpet player, Jeff Jacobs, but his spirit is undeniably present throughout the album. Without a doubt their most meditative release since their Travels In Constants debut, Blue Hour eases off the jazz and dub influences that had become a trademark of The Drift's sound, and instead focuses on hypnotic repetition and subtle, textural layering of guitars, keyboards, electric bass and drums.1. Dark Passage
2. Bardo I
4. The Skull Hand Smiles / May You Fare Well
5. Bardo II
7. Luminous Friend
8. Hello From Everywhere
9. Fountain$22.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
In The Magic HourAoife (pronounced EEE-fah) O'Donovan's debut solo album, Fossils, was released to critical acclaim and ended up on many "Best of 2013" lists from outlets like NPR Music, American Songwriter, New York Magazine and No Depression, among others. Aoife appeared on A Prairie Home Companion, NPR's Weekend Edition, SiriusXM The Coffee House and The Village. President Obama even exposed himself as a fan by including the track "Red and White and Blue and Gold" on his first official Spotify playlist in the summer of 2015. Since it's release, Fossils has sold more than 22,000 copies worldwide, and Aoife is poised to break through with her new album, In The Magic Hour.The songwriting process for In The Magic Hour coincided with the death of Aoife's grandfather, at age 93. She remembers him as a "gentle soul" in the small Irish village of Clonakilty where he lived. The lyrics on In the Magic Hour are infused with a sense of loss and mortality's dark certainty.
But the album is just as much an ode to Aoife's joyful childhood visits to Ireland. Aunts, uncles, grandparents and flocks of cousins would gather at the Clonakilty seaside to swim in the chilly ocean and sing together in the lingering Irish summer twilight. Aoife had not yet performed many of the songs live before arranging and recording them over the course of three sessions in Tucker Martine's (The Decemberists, Neko Case), studio in Portland, OR. "The whole recording process was really Tucker [Martine] and me taking these songs and building them from the ground up," Aoife says. The result is deliberate but not over-done, the freshness of the material intact. While In The Magic Hour rekindles the creative partnership with Grammy-nominated producer Martine, the album also highlights the fruits of Aoife's various career collaborations. Composer Gabriel Kahane, New York's string quartet Brooklyn Rider and musician Chris Thile all lend musical and vocal support, as well as I'm With Her band members Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz, plus many more.1. Stanley Park
2. Magic Hour
3. Porch Light
6. Donal Óg
7. The King of All Birds
8. Not The Leaving
9. Detour Sign
10. Jupiter$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
After Hours'After Hours' has been repressed on 180g black vinyl, with a 3mm spine, printed inners. This follows the upcoming vinyl releases of 'Run For Cover', 'Wild Frontier', 'After The War' and 'Still Got The Blues.' In July 1979, he left Thin Lizzy to focus on his solo career. He experimented with many musical genres, including rock, jazz, blues, country, electric blues, hard rock and heavy metal. After a series of rock records, Moore returned to blues music with Still Got the Blues (1990) and After Hours (1992), with B.B King featuring on the latter.1. Cold Day In Hell
2. Don't You Lie To Me (I Get Evil)
3. Story Of The Blues
4. Since I Met You Baby
5. Separate Ways
6. Only Fool In Town
7. Jumpin' At Shadows
8. The Blues Is Alright
9. The Hurt Inside
10. Nothing's The Same$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
In The Wee Small HoursExpanding on the concept of Songs for Young Lovers!, In the Wee Small Hours was a collection of ballads arranged by Nelson Riddle. The first 12 album recorded by Sinatra, Wee Small Hours was more focused and concentrated than his two earlier concept records. It's a blue, melancholy album, built around a spare rhythm section featuring a rhythm guitar, celesta, and Bill Miller's piano, with gently aching strings added every once and a while. Within that melancholy mood is one of Sinatra's most jazz-oriented performances -- he restructures the melody and Miller's playing is bold throughout the record. Where Songs for Young Lovers! emphasized the romantic aspects of the songs, Sinatra sounds like a lonely, broken man on In the Wee Small Hours. Beginning with the newly written title song, the singer goes through a series of standards that are lonely and desolate. In many ways, the album is a personal reflection of the heartbreak of his doomed love affair with actress Ava Gardner, and the standards that he sings form their own story when collected together. Sinatra's voice had deepened and worn to the point where his delivery seems ravished and heartfelt, as if he were living the songs.
- Stephen Thomas Erlewine (All Music)1. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
2. Mood Indigo
3. Glad to Be Unhappy
4. I Get Along Without You Very Well
5. Deep in a Dream
6. I See Your Face Before Me
7. Can't We Be Friends?
8. When Your Lover Has Gone
9. What Is This Thing Called Love?
10. Last Night When We Were Young
11. I'll Be Around
12. Ill Wind
13. It Never Entered My Mind
14. Dancing on the Ceiling
15. I'll Never Be the Same
16. This Love of Mine$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Genius After Hours (Speakers Corner)No ifs and buts! Ray Charles belongs in every jazz collection. Friends of pure jazz tend to forget this in the light of his numerous hits in categories such as gentle ballads, and even country and western songs, and rhythm'n'blues during the more than 60 years of Charles' extremely successful (also financially speaking) career.
The producer Neshui Ertegun gathered together a star-studded cast for this Atlantic Records studio recording. There was David Newman on the tenor sax, Joe Harris on the drums, and even Oscar Pettiford on the bass. Not forgetting Ray Charles himself who was an excellent jazz pianist.
The studio was saturated with the blues! A relaxed mood prevailed, just as one might imagine it. The musicians came to the studio after a concert, they were completely drained, worn out, exhausted: they had the blues and then they played the blues.
Even a standard work such as Gershwin's The Man I Love was turned into an elegy. Only Ain't Misbehavin', which reminds one more of Earl Hines than Fats Waller, and Charlesville - a fast blues number - were treated to a change of tempo.
The Genius After Hours is a self-portrait that exhibits the less well-known talents of this exceptional artist during the second half of the last century. It makes great listening for all lovers of jazz, soul, blues, rhythm'n'blues, country and western, pop, funk You name it, Charles has got it!
- Ray Charles (piano)
- Dave 'Fathead' Newman (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
- Emmott Dennis (bassoon)
- Joseph Bridgewater, John Hunt (trumpet)
- Roosevelt Sheffield, Oscar Pettiford (bass)
- Joe Harris, William Peebles (drums)
Recording: April 1956 and September 1957 in New York City in mono
Production: Nesuhi Ertegun & Jerry Wexler
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. The Genius After Hours
2. Ain't Misbehavin'
3. Dawn Ray
4. Joy Ride
5. Hornful Soul
6. The Man I Love
8. Music, Music, Music$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
- Ray Charles (piano)
Dancing at the Blue LagoonOn their last album, Bigfoot, Cayucas debuted in a way that defied their namesake, the sleepy seaside town
of Cayucos, CA. They grew from bedroom strumming to a band that toured the world and whose songs
raced across the radio. But as Zach Yudin and his twin brother and bandmate, Ben, went in to create what
would become their new album, what it all came back to was something more personal. While they now call
Los Angeles home, they drew from the nostalgia of their childhood growing up in Davis, CA; the nostalgia
in their music that is as much about a place they've never been (that maybe no one's been to) as any actual
experience. It was a freedom to imagine, to explore ideas. And it was that wandering imagination and
a punchy California dream that eventually grew to become Dancing at the Blue Lagoon.
While their sun-drenched, jangly, sometimes melancholic sound is quintessentially Californian, the album
very much their California. It's the sound of kids from the suburbs who fantasize in Technicolor, whose view
of the Golden State is its own form of idealism. You can hear it loud and clear in the easygoing confidence
throughout on the crisp, backbeat-driven "Hella" or as "Moony Eyed Walrus" takes surf guitar into
fragmented, unpredictable places. The impossibly catchy and heartbreaking "Backstroke" is a Murakamiinspired detective story, neo-noir that is equal parts stylization and gut-level emotion.
That said, Dancing at the Blue Lagoon is all about a band testing its comfort zone and asking us to do the
same. "Big Winter Jacket" is a world away from sun-kissed pop, with acoustic guitars that build
into something grand and expansive. The after-hours piano ballad "Ditches," like much of Dancing at the
Blue Lagoon, takes pop conventions and digs into them. Like the Beach Boys of Sunflower or Surf's Up,
it reminds us that sadness and uncertainty are never far from the surface, even in Cayucas's most carefree
moments. It casts some like the title track "Dancing at the Blue Lagoon"-a lilting tropical fantasia-in
an entirely different light.
As the primary songwriter, Zach depends on this kind of versatility. "I write on a song-by-song basis," he
says. It's been that way ever since he started taking music more seriously in college. Zach and Ben would
"create bands that were more like a musical idea," record a few songs, and then move on. Cayucas grew out
of this period of experimentation.
The real core of the record is the almost harrowing "Blue Lagoon (Theme Song)." Accompanied by a lone
guitar, Zach's performance is emotionally raw and technically precise, the kind of statement that
gives Dancing at the Blue Lagoon real substance. Like a great actor whose art rings true because of an honest, human streak, Cayucas has taken sound we thought we knew and turned in into something personal and complex.1. Big Winter Jacket
2. Moony Eyed Walrus
6. Dancing at the Blue Lagoon
8. A Shadow in the Dark
9. Blue Lagoon (Theme Song)$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Blues Singer (Pre-Order)Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve
Grammy Award 2004 Winner In The Category 'Best Traditional Blues Album'
The album is all acoustic and dedicated to John Lee Hooker with the line, In Memory of John Lee Hooker. You are missed.
Not known for his acoustic work, Buddy Guy unplugs for a rare album-length excursion into folk blues. The guitarist gets down and dirty with 12 tracks that sound like they were recorded after hours in his living room or on his back porch.
Guy's stinging leads are still evident as is his emotive voice, but both are less flamboyant in the unplugged setting. Accompanied by spare stand-up bass and brushed drums, Guy sounds nearly possessed on covers from Skip James (Hard Time Killing Floor), Johnny Shines (Moanin' and Groanin'), Son House (Louise McGhee), and John Lee Hooker (Sally Mae) among others. It's a low-key, low-down affair made for late nights, rainy days, and the saddest of moods.
Guy is just as convincing here--arguably more so--as on his barnstorming electric albums, making Blues Singer one of the bravest and most poignant albums in his catalogue.
The album earned Guy the 2004 Grammy Award for 'Best Traditional Blues Album'.LP 1
1. Hard Time Killing Floor
2. Crawlin' Kingsnake
3. Lucy Mae Blues
4. Can't See Baby
5. I Love The Life I Live
6. Louise McGhee
1. Moanin' and Groanin'
2. Black Cat Blues
3. Bad Life Blues
4. Sally Mae
5. Anna Lee
6. Lonesome Home Blues$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Blues World Of Little WalterLittle Walter cut eight tracks for the short-lived Parkway label, with Muddy Waters as a sideman (and ensemble vocalist). These sides convinced Chess to record the full Waters band. We fill out the album with other session by Waters-connected artists to give a picture of the Chicago blues scene just before the Chess sound took over. Hours were spent cleaning up the disk-to-tapes of the Walter sides (which had been widely bootlegged with surface noise). The studio tapes of the other tracks were clean. Marvelous and historic music now available again on LP with the original cover painting by Jeanette Walzak and liner notes by Jim O'Neal.
Little Walter & Baby Face Leroy
1. I Keep Loving Her
2. Boll Weavil
3. Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 1)
4. Rollin' & Tumblin' (Part 2)
5. Red Headed Woman
6. Moonshine BluesLittle Walter & Baby Face Leroy1. Muskadine Blues2. Bad Acting WomanJ.B. Lenoir1. I Wanna Play A Little While2. Louise3. People Are Meddlin' In Our AffairsSunnyland Slim1. I Done You Wrong2. Low Down Sunnyland Train$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Kind Of Blue: 50th Anniversary Collector's EditionRanked 12/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
The Best Selling Jazz Album of All-Time Gets the Super Deluxe Treatment for its 50th Anniversary!
Includes the Original Remastered CD, a CD of Bonus Material, a DVD of the Making of Kind of Blue, an Incredible Full-Color Book, Photos from the Sessions, Miles' Notes and the LP of the Original Album Pressed on Blue Vinyl!
In 1958, after a string of critically acclaimed and successful albums, Miles Davis was searching for a new direction to take the music, and signs were pointing him off the chordal highway into a new jazz style: modal. His innovations would open up the world for improvisers. He recruited key players with the potential to solidify his new approach, forming his famed sextet with rising jazz giants John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley, Bill Evans & Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb. Miles hired the little-known Evans because he needed a pianist who was into the modal thing. Davis and Evans both had developed personal voices characterized by a melodic flow that suggested, rather than defined, musical structure. It was his relationship with Evans that created the spark that resulted in the album Kind of Blue.
In only two impromptu sessions in March and April of 1959, Miles Daviss sextet created a tour de force 5 original tunes built on simple scales. Davis is committed to getting something spontaneous out of his musicians. The entire album was composed as a series of modal sketches and was conceived only hours before the recording dates. The outcome? Pure inspiration, and the stuff of legend an album made up of the first full take of each tune, captured at the historic Columbia 30th Street Studio. The album was originally released on Columbia Records in 1959, stunning the jazz world by practically creating a new language of music. Its influence goes far beyond jazz. Kind of Blue is universally considered to be one of the best albums of all time, of any genre. Fifty years later, Kind of Blue the epitome of spontaneous inventionis still the best selling jazz album ever.
This Collectors Edition marks the 50th Anniversary with an unprecedented presentation of music, images, insight and history to celebrate the album that is essential to any music collection, the ideal gift item for any jazz lover, especially fans of Miles Davis a true collectors set.
Do Not Miss this Limited-Edition Collector's Edition!Blue Colored Vinyl LP:
1. So What
2. Freddie The Freeloader
3. Blue In Green
4. All Blues
5. Flamenco Sketches
Disc 1 - CD:
1. So What (9:22)
2. Freddie Freeloader (9:46)
3. Blue In Green (5:36)
4. All Blues (11:32)
5. Flamenco Sketches (9:25)
6. Flamenco Sketches (alternate take) (9:31)
7. Freddie Freeloader - studio sequence 1 (0:51)
8. Freddie Freeloader - false start (1:26)
9. Freddie Freeloader - studio sequence 2 (1:34) (*)
10. So What - studio sequence 1 (1:55) (*)
11. So What - studio sequence 2 (0:12) (*)
12. Blue In Green - studio sequence (1:57) (*)
13. Flamenco Sketches - studio sequence 1 (0:43)
14. Flamenco Sketches - studio sequence 2 (1:10) (*)
15. All Blues - studio sequence (0:19) (*)
(*) previously unreleased
Disc 2 - CD:
1. On Green Dolphin Street (9:48)
2. Fran-Dance (5:48)
3. Stella By Starlight (4:43)
4. Love For Sale (11:46)
5. Fran-Dance (alternate take) (5:51)
6. So What (17:28) (**)
(**) previously released in unauthorized form
• Rare musical material including the first session by the Miles Davis sextet, May 26, 1958
• Over 30 minutes of studio material
• First authorized release of two extended live performances from April 9, 1960 Den Haag Concert and The Zurich Concert.
• Documentary - Story Behind Kind of Blue
• April 2, 1959 TV program, Robert Herridge Theater: The Sound of Miles Davis$109.99Colored Vinyl LP + 2 CDs + DVD - Sealed Buy Now
Celebration DayOn December 10, 2007, Led Zeppelin took the stage at London's O2 Arena to headline a tribute concert for dear friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun. What followed was a two-hour-plus tour de force of the band's signature blues-infused rock 'n' roll that instantly became part of the legend of Led Zeppelin. Founding members John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of their late drummer John Bonham, to perform 16 songs from their celebrated catalog including landmark tracks "Whole Lotta Love," "Rock And Roll," "Kashmir," and "Stairway To Heaven."1. Good Times Bad Times
2. Ramble On
3. Black Dog
4. In My Time Of Dying
5. For Your Life
6. Trampled Under Foot
7. Nobody's Fault But Mine
8. No Quarter
9. Since I've Been Loving You
10. Dazed And Confused
11. Stairway To Heaven
12. The Song Remains The Same
13. Misty Mountain Hop
15. Whole Lotta Love
16. Rock And Roll$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Getting Ready...Freddie King is easily one of the most influential blues guitarists of his or any generation. Any blues enthusiast or guitar aficionado would have him ranked high on their list of all-time greats. He was a guitar hero before there was Guitar Hero.
Getting Ready... was King's first of three releases for Shelter Records, Leon Russell's Tulsa-based label. In fact, when Russell first formed Shelter, he reportedly did so partly to play out his vision of recording one of his favorites, Freddie King.
Recorded in October 1970 at the TER-MAR Chess Studios in Chicago and released in 1971, Getting Ready... is proof positive that King was the man and that Shelter Records was one cool label. The record includes a cover of Jimmy Rogers' classic Walking By Myself and King references Rogers also in the lyrics of another track on the record, Living On The Highway. Rogers was the first artist to record for Acoustic Sounds' own APO Records label and the first to appear in concert at Acoustic Sounds' Blue Heaven Studios.
More APO and Blue Heaven tie-ins to Freddie King include Jimmie Lee Robinson, who while living was the veritable soul of APO and Blue Heaven. When King moved from Texas to Southside Chicago around 1950, he formed his first ever band, The Every Hour Blues Boys, with Robinson.
The backing band for Getting Ready... includes the stud cast of Leon Russell on piano and guitars, Duck Dunn on bass, Don Preston on guitar, Jon Gallie on organ, Chuck Blackwell on drums and Charles Myers on drums.
Getting Ready is among the first titles to be pressed at Acoustic Sounds' Quality Record Pressings.1. Same Old Blues
2. Dust My Broom
3. Worried Life Blues
4. Five Long Years
5. Key to the Highway
6. Going Down
7. Living on the Highway
8. Walking by Myself
9. Tore Down
10. Palace of the King
$29.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Ranked 77/500 On Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time
UK Version Of The Self-Titled Album, Newly Remastered By The Clash From Original Source Tapes To Audiophile Quality
All Artwork Recreated From Original Release Including Replicated Fully Printed Inner Sleeves
The Clash's label didn't believe this debut would sell in the United States. By the time CBS got around to releasing a stateside version of the U.K. album, the British original had become an import hit. While the U.S. release contains outstanding tracks such as Complete Control and Clash City Rockers, it's still missing Cheat, Protex Blue, 48 Hours, and Deny. No matter which version you prefer, The Clash is a fearsome listen. Joe Strummer reviles the system at every turn, while Mick Jones wields his guitar like a switchblade. Yet even on their debut there are hints of future musical adventures. Junior Murvin's Police & Thieves is solid reggae, while White Man in Hammersmith Palais expertly interpolates the reggae groove into their punk attack.
This item is not eligible for further discount.1. Janie Jones
2. Remote Control
3. I'm So Bored with the U.S.A.
4. White Riot
5. Hate & War
6. What's My Name
8. London's Burning
9. Career Opportunities
11. Protex Blue
12. Police and Thieves
13. 48 Hours
14. Garageland$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
My Aim Is True (Awaiting Repress)180 Gram Vinyl
Elvis Costello's phenomenal debut release is available on 180 gram vinyl re-mastered from the original master
tapes. The album includes the standout ballad "Alison," "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes," "Watching The Detectives," and "Less Than Zero" among others
The history behind My Aim Is True is as rich as the songs. Before landing at then-fledgling English indie label Stiff Records, Costello had been laboring as a computer operator housed next door to a lipstick factory. The conditions couldnt be riper for the cynical blue-collar observations and fierce humor that pierce tracks like Welcome to the Working Week and Less Than Zero. Costello took inspiration from London subway rides, venomous politics, and surrounding vanity.
Having been rejected by what he estimated amounted to every other label in the city, Costello began calling in sick to his day job in order to record material for what become My Aim Is True. Made for just 1000 pounds and over the course of four six-hour sessions, the experience found Costello recording his parts in a room the size of a telephone booth. His backing bandClover, not the Attractions (save for on Watching the Detectives, left off the original UK release)rounded out the slinky, melodic songs with spare details such as fuzztone pedal steel guitar and organ. The minimal budget ensured that nothing extra or fancy was employed. Overdubs werent really an option; what was played is basically what you hear.1. Welcome To The Working Week
2. Miracle Man
3. No Dancing
4. Blame It On Cain
6. Sneaky Feelings
7. (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
8. Less Than Zero
9. Mystery Dance
10. Pay It Back
11. I'm Not Angry
12. Waiting For The End Of The World
13. Watching The Detectives$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
John Lee Hooker: AnthologyImport
2LPs on 180 Gram Vinyl - Gatefold Sleeve
Whether Hooker was paired with a small electric band or was tracked chugging along solo, he always did the same sort of boogie shuffle rhythms, and somehow he always managed to be John Lee Hooker rather than being boring, even if, at times, listening to these cuts sounds like one is lost inside of one huge three-hour country blues song. Hooker was always Hooker.
-All Music GuideLP 1
2. Hobo Blues
3. I'm So Excited
4. I Love You Honey
5. Boogie Chillun
6. Little Wheel
8. Every Night
9. I'm A Stranger
10. Whiskey And Wimmen
11. Solid Sender
12. Sunny Land
13. Goin' To California
14. I Can't Believe
15. I'll Know Tonight
16. Dusty Road
1. I'm In The Mood
2. Crawlin' Kingsnake
3. Time Is Marching
4. Baby Lee
5. Mambo Chillun
6. The Road Is So Rough
7. I'm So Worried, Baby
8. I Can See You When You're Weak
9. Walkin' The Boogie
10. Rosie Mae
11. You Can Lead Me, Baby
12. Love Blues
13. No Shoes
14. I Wanna Walk
15. Canal Street Blues
16. Run On$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Jim Jones Revue (Awaiting Repress)From SXSW to critical acclaim,The Jim Jones Revue eponymous debut album is described as sounding like a car crash between Little Richard and The MC5, The Revue play supercharged rocknroll inspired by The Killer, The Georgia Peach and of course The Memphis Flash and the deranged sons of Detroit. The Jim Jones Revue strip rocknroll back to its essential elements and this album is a document of their base alchemy. Recorded live (no overdubs!) on four track in one straight 48 hour session the record is a celebration of no holds barred full on rocking. Former lead singer of Sub Pop garage legends Thee Hypnotics, Jim Jones looks after vocals and guitar, Rupert Orton plays lead guitar, Elliot Mortimer plays keys, Gavin Jay plays bass and Nick Jones plays drums.1. Princess & The Frog
2. Hey Hey Hey Hey
3. Rock n Roll Psychosis
4. Fish 2 Fry
6. Another Daze
7. The Meat Man
8. Make It Hot
9. Who's Got Mine?
10. Cement Mixer$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Chord Mojo DAC
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The new Chord Mojo is entirely designed and manufactured in England. Mojo stands for 'Mobile Joy' and Chord is justifiably proud to say that Mojo is a true reference-quality mobile DAC and high-level headphone amplifier; its performance can truly rival DACs at twenty times its price.
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Its ultra-compact design is based on the Hugo platform, but Mojo uses the new Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, making the Chord Mojo the most advanced DAC of its type on the planet! It has been designed to be easily operated: there are no confusing or superfluous switches - it is devoid of the bewildering number of switch options common to similar devices.
The Chord Mojo is capable of driving any headphone between 4 ohms and 800 ohms and can drive two pairs of headphones simultaneously. It can work with any music file from 44.1kHz up to 768kHz and DoP DSD files: DSD 64; DSD 128 and DSD 256. Mojo can decode a wide range of formats, too: PCM; WAV; AAC; AIFF; MP3 and FLAC files and is designed to work with all smartphones and music players. It has a full recall-memory for both input selection and previous volume set level.
Input selection is fully automatic: if more than one input is active they are prioritized as USB first, coax second, optical third. The file frequency is shown clearly by an indicator color option on the power switch, from 44.1kHz (red), 48kHz (orange) and so on, up through a rainbow of colours to bright white for DSD. The highly accurate low-distortion digital volume is controlled via two color-illuminated buttons.
Many low-cost apps now make high-resolution music files playable from all smart phones. Mojo has three different high-resolution digital inputs: optical to 192kHz, plus USB and RCA (mini-jack) which operate up to 768kHz.
ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOGY
The Chord Mojo utilizes new advanced high-temperature battery technology that allows for faster charging (four hours) which is up to twenty hours faster than competitor units. Charging is via a standard USB port; Mojo Charging is via a standard USB port; Mojo may be played at the same time. Mojo's charging Micro USB port has a battery status and charging indicator light.
Mojo's casework is machined from solid aircraft-grade aluminum and has a hard Matt black fine finish that does not finger-mark. All inputs are denoted with a fine laser ablated permanent white lettering.$529.00DAC Buy Now
Dub Side Of The MuleRecorded during Mule's fabled New Year Eve 2006 performance at the Beacon Theatre in New York City, Dub Side of the Mule features three-plus hours of Mule standards and covers, including a 1-hour reggae/R&B set featuring Toots Hibbert, the legendary founder of Toots & The Maytals. The album also includes special appearances by Gregg Allman & Friends and John Popper (from Blues Traveler). All 34 tracks have been remixed and mastered.LP1
1. I'm A Ram
2. 54-46 Was My Number
3. Hard To Handle
4. True Love Is Hard To Find
5. Pressure Drop
6. Let Down
7. I've Got Dreams To Remember
1. Reggae Got Soul
2. Hard Road
3. Happy New Year??
4. Turn On Your Love Light
5. Reggae Soulshine$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Dear YouBlue Colored Vinyl
Reissue of Jawbreaker's seminal 90's record, which many say ushered in the next wave of emo and pop-punk sound. This collectible is finally back in print & will be pressed on blue vinyl!
Jawbreaker was an American punk rock band active from 1986 to 1996 and considered one of the most influential acts of the early-1990s emo movement. Lead vocalist and guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach, bassist Chris Bauermeister, and drummer Adam Pfahler formed the band while students at New York University, later relocating to Los Angeles where they released their debut album Unfun (1990) through independent record label Shredder Records. Relocating again to San Francisco the following year, they released 1992's Bivouac through the Tupelo Recording Company and The Communion Label. Schwarzenbach's charisma and personal, frustrated lyrics helped to establish him as a cult idol, even as he underwent surgery to remove painful and voice-threatening polyps from his throat. Jawbreaker toured with Nirvana in 1993 and released 24 Hour Revenge Therapy in 1994, attracting the attention of major labels. They signed a $1 million contract with DGC Records and released 1995's Dear You, but the album's polished production and smooth vocals resulted in a significant backlash from the band's core audience. Internal tensions led to Jawbreaker's dissolution in 1996.1. Save Your Generation
2. I Love You So Much It's Killing Us Both
4. Accident Prone
8. Lurker II: Dark Son Of Night
9. Jet Black
10. Bad Scene, Everyone's Fault
11. Sluttering (May 4th)
13. Unlisted Track$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Salem's Lot SoundtrackPressed On 2x 180-Gram Blue Vinyl
The Complete, Remastered Score Available On Vinyl For The First Time
Waxwork Records is thrilled to announce the double LP soundtrack release of SALEM'S LOT. Directed by TOBE HOOPER (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Poltergeist) and adapted from the novel by STEPHEN KING, SALEM'S LOT originally aired as a two-part miniseries on CBS in 1979. Since then, the film has reached cult classic status and is regarded as one of the greatest vampire films ever made thanks to its creepy atmosphere, gripping story-line, and chilling climax.
Waxwork Records presents, for the first time ever on vinyl, the complete, re-mastered score of SALEM'S LOT. Featuring all 84 musical cues from the film, this two-record set clocks in at over one hour of atmospheric, old-fashioned horror film music. Composed and conducted HARRY SUKMAN, the classic score to SALEM'S LOT was his final work before his death in 1984. Waxwork has commissioned art from FRANCESCO FRANCAVILLA (Afterlife with Archie, Marvel Comics, DC Comics, Dark Horse Comics) for the entire LP package.LP 1
2. The Church
3. Holy Water (Main Title #1)
5. Straker's Place
7. The House #1
8. The House #2
9. The Cemetery
10. He Writes Good
11. Lovely Susan
12. Straker Is Troubled
13. Straker Is Nervous
14. The Day Is Here
15. Tell Me It's Not True (Source #1)
16. Dead Dog
17. It's Cold In Here
18. The Thing
19. Mark's Room
20. Nothing Is Forever (Source #2)
21. Source #3
22. It's Still Moving
23. It's Freezing
24. The Monster Appears
25. Bumper / Somebody's Up There
26. Old Faithful
27. So Long Kid
28. Hold It, Larry
29. Goodbye Crockett
30. Ralph Is Floating
32. So Long, Danny!
33. Confident And Evil
34. Opening Soon
35. Ben Ponders
36. Let Us Pray
37. Now, Danny's Mother
38. Mike Dives In #1
39. Fangs Sink In
40. End Credits #1
1. Main Title #2
2. Back In Mark's Room
3. Now It's Mark's Turn
4. Mark Fondles Cross
5. Mike And Jason
6. Mike's Getting The Message
7. Appointment With Destiny
8. Eva Knows
9. Vivaldi - L'Inverno #4 (Arr. Harry Sukman)
10. I Want A Crucifix
11. That's All For Max
12. And Now Jason
13. He's Gonna Do It
14. It's Mr. Barlow Again
15. Face The Master
16. Bumper / Poor Mrs. Glick
17. Good Girl
18. Leave Town
19. A Funny Dream / Uncertain Swan
20. Susan Is Curious
21. Susan Stalks Mark
22. Stuffed Cats
23. It's Susan's Turn
24. Have You Seen Susan?
25. Evil Presence
26. Bill Beware
27. And Now Straker
28. Sprained Ankle / He's Here
29. Mike Dives In #2
30. Green Faced Barlow / Stake For Mr. Barlow / The Skull
31. Goodbye House
32. Two Years Later
33. Found Us Again
34. Poor Susan
35. Conclusion (With Tympani Overdub) / Conclusion
36. End Credits
37. Holy Water (Main Title #1 Alternate)
38. The Church (With Chimes)
39. Conclusion (Without Overdub)
40. Conclusion (With Tympani & Horn Overdub) / Conclusion
41. Main Title (Feature Version)
42. Vampires! (Feature Version)
43. End Credits (Feature Version)$48.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Electric Comic BookThe Blues Magoos launched their recording career with the LP Psychedelic Lollipop. The equally impressive Electric Comic Book refines the band's mix of rock 'n' roll and day-glo psychedelia. That punchy yet playful approach animates such distinctive numbers as Pipe Dream, Rush Hour, There's a Chance We Can Make It and Albert Common Is Dead.
This '60s garage-psych nugget is now available from Sundazed on High Definition Vinyl, sourced from the original Mercury-label stereo masters, with the colorful original cover art meticulously reproduced.
In their '60s heyday, the Blues Magoos were one of the first garage-punk bands to achieve mainstream success, and one of the first to embrace psychedelia. Early in their existence, the Bronx-bred quintet's high-energy live sets made them a popular attraction on the Greenwich Village club scene. Once they began making records, they quickly emerged as one of one of the earliest and most inventive exponents of the psychedelic sound. The band's 1966 debut album Psychedelic Lollipop and its 1967 followup Electric Comic Book, are two of that period's most beloved and enduring albums.1. Pipe Dream
2. There's a Chance We Can Make It
3. Life Is Just a Cher O'Bowlies
6. Albert Common Is Dead
7. Summer Is the Man
8. Baby, I Want You
9. Let's Get Together
10. Take My Love
11. Rush Hour
12. That's All Folks$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Howard TateSinger Howard Tate cracked the R&B Top 20 three times in the late 1960s, left music and endured hardship and anonymity for nearly 30 years and beginning in the early 2000s returned to his rightful place as one of America's most revered soul performers.
Tate was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1939 and moved with his family to Philadelphia as a young boy. In his teens, he joined a north Philadelphia gospel group, the Gainors, that also featured to-be star Garnet Mimms. The group recorded in the early 1960s for Mercury Records and Cameo Records before Tate left to become the featured singer of organist Bill Doggett's group.
In the mid-'60s, Mimms urged producer Jerry Ragovoy to check out Tate, and from 1966 to 1969 Tate and Ragovoy recorded about 10 singles, the first for the Utopia label, the rest for Verve. Ain't Nobody Home (1966), Look At Granny Run Run (1966) and Stop (1967), all written or co-written by Ragovoy, each charted R&B Top 20. But to rock audiences, Tate was best known as the original performer of Get It While You Can, which became one of Janis Joplin's signature tunes. Tate's debut album, Get It While You Can, was released in 1966 to tremendous acclaim. Rolling Stone called the album a spectacular showcase of suave, muscular good-powered singing, heavily influenced by Sam Cooke, with a joyous, shrieking falsetto that became Tate's trademark.
Tate recorded a few more singles for Lloyd Price's label, Turntable, before reuniting briefly with Ragovoy for sessions on Atlantic. After one more single on Epic in 1974, Tate all but vanished. Despite his success, he was unhappy with how the music business was treating him, never having seen any royalties.
Tate sold securities in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas into the 1980s when he succumbed to substance abuse and endured a very tumultuous period of homelessness and personal loss. He turned his life around and began work as a minister and counselor in the early 1990s. Then in 2001, a musician Tate had toured with back in the 1960s saw him in a supermarket and within hours Tate's old producer, Jerry Ragovoy, was calling, resulting in a return to the studio for the Grammy-nominated Rediscovered. He followed up with Howard Tate Live in 2006, A Portrait Of Howard - with guests Lou Reed, Carla Bley and Larry Goldings - in 2007 and Blue Day in 2008.
Music luminaries have recognized and celebrated Tate's trademark voice throughout the years, with Elvis Costello calling him the missing link between Jackie Wilson and Al Green. Among the well-known musicians that have covered songs originally recorded by Tate are Joplin (Get It While You Can), Jimi Hendrix (Stop), Hugh Masekela (Stop), B.B. King (Ain't Nobody Home), Ry Cooder (Look At Granny Run Run) and Grand Funk Railroad (Look At Granny Run Run).1. Look At Granny Run Run
2. Sweet Sixteen
3. Louisiana 1927
4. Ill Be Home
5. Dear Lord
6. Aint Nobody Home$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP D2D -Sealed Direct to Disc (D2D) Buy Now
Don't Act Like You Don't CareBefore the success of his group Here We Go Magic, Luke Temple worked full-time as a plasterer. At nights after work, he spent his hours crafting what would become Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. During the days he wrote a completely different set of songs in his head. The resulting record Don't Act Like You Don't Care shines with clarity and daylight, in contrast to Here We Go Magic's hazy aquatic debut.
After recording two critically acclaimed solo records for Mill Pond (2005, 2007) Temple's work still hadn't garnered much attention from the record-buying public. Frustrated, but not defeated, he focused his creative energy into the writing of two amazing, but completely different records. Initially referred to as 'The Country Record,' Don't Act Like You Don't Care was shelved due to the success of Here We Go Magic's self-titled debut. Now, three years later, we're finally able to offer this incredible collection of folk-pop songs.
Unlike the Here We Go Magic record, Don't Act Like You Don't Care focuses on Temple's songwriting and evocative tenor. From heartbreaking ballads like So Long, So Long and Ballad for Dick George to jaunty pop gems like Ophelia and In The Open you'll become fast friends with these songs that continue to satisfy after hundreds of listens.
Inspired by Rudy Van Gelder's early Blue Note recordings, Temple and friends recorded the songs in two 4-hour sessions using just three microphones and a 4-track recorder. Temple is fortunate to have some amazingly talented friends with Eliot Krimsky (Glass Ghost) on synths, Tyler Wood on piano, Parker Kindred (Antony and the Johnsons, Jeff Buckley) on drums, Michael Bloch (Here We Go Magic) on guitar and Adam Chilenski on bass.1. In The Open
2. More Than Muscle
3. How Could I Lie
4. Weekend Warrior
6. Ballad for Dick George
7. So Long, So Long
8. You Belong To Heaven
9. Luck Part$18.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Texas Oil Patch SongsPressed On Petro-Blue Colored Vinyl
Drillin' & Drivin' Rig Ringers!
Country singer and disc jockey Slim Willet's ode to tool-pushin'! Texas Oil Patch Songs was issued in 1959 by the artist on his own Winston label, and now is an impossibly-rare LP to dig up-and this Modern Harmonic edition is faithful to the original, including all twelve tracks, liner notes, and restored artwork! And on petro-blue vinyl!
Ahh the "Concept Album" Critics write of Sinatra's In The Wee Small Hours or of groundbreaking 60's rock opera opuses but while the big studios set the scene for rainy night walks or drug-fueled psychedelic trips, a Great Lost Treasure from the Great Texas Oil Fields lay buried deep in the bargain bins of Saint Peters' Holy Blood Of The Christ Thrift Store! For sure, Slim Willet's mighty collection of blue collar, well-digging classics stood little chance to begin with - only a few hundred were pressed - and, well, oil songs never really caught on in the way the similar trucking-songs boom would several years later. Maybe had Slim put this out during the great Gas Station/Truck Stop 8-Track Market of the 70's this could have been a hit album. But, with Slim's passing in 1966, it was never to be.
Slim Willet (born Winston Lee Moore) was certainly a Big Fish in a Small Pond in the Independent Country Music World of the late 40s & early 50s. He's best known for penning "Don't Let The Stars Get In Your Eyes," a hit song for Ray Price, Skeets McDonald and Perry Como, all. Slim worked for many years with Bill McCall at 4-Star, made a stack of records as a singer, started his own Winston label, managed Dean Beard and various other hillbilly and rockabilly artists, but never really hit the big time. His greatest masterpiece, 1959's Texas Oil Patch Songs, was never fully appreciated until now. For all the tool pushers, roughnecks, derrick men & chain hands, THIS is your soundtrack."
- G-Minus Mark1. Rig Moving Man
2. Toolpusher (on a Rotary Rig)
3. Oil Patch Girls
4. El Paso Gas
5. Off Shore Drillin' Rig
6. Boom Town Man
7. Smell That Sweet Perfume
8. Johnny Don't Drill Any More
9. Drill Bit Honky Tonk
10. Morning Tower
11. Haywire Jones
12. Roughneck$24.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now