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  • Blues On Fire Blues On Fire Quick View

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    Blues On Fire

    1. Highway Blues
    2. Whistlin' And Moaning Blues
    3. Never Satisfied
    4. Howlin' Wolf
    5. Queen Bee
    6. Hoogie Boogie
    7. Boogie Chillen
    8. Crawling King Snake
    9. Graveyard Blues
    10. Notoriety Woman
    11. Goin' On Highway 51
    12. Don't Go Baby
    John Lee Hooker
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chicago Blues Festival 1964 Chicago Blues Festival 1964 Quick View

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    Chicago Blues Festival 1964

    Side A:
    1. Buddy's Blues
    2. Stormy Monday
    3. Every Day I Have The Blues
    4. Woman Blues
    5. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction

    Side B:
    1. Messin' With The Kid
    2. No Use Cryin'
    3. Just To Be With You
    4. Junior's Shuffle
    5. Out Of Sight

    Buddy Guy
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Mississippi Blues 1927-1941 Mississippi Blues 1927-1941 Quick View

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    Mississippi Blues 1927-1941

    Recorded between 1927-1941
    1. Harvey Hull Gang Of Brown Skin Women
    2. Henry Sims Be True Be True Blues
    3. William Harris I'm Leavin' Town
    4. Skip James Special Rider Blues
    5. Skip James Cypress Grove Blues
    6. Charley Patton Hang It On The Wall
    7. Geeshie Wiley Eagles On A Half
    8. Mattie Delaney Tallahatchie River Blues
    9. John Bird Billy Goat Blues
    10. Charley Patton Mean Black Moan
    11. Charley Patton Pea Vine Blues
    12. Bobby Grant Nappy Head Blues
    13. Son House Delta Blues
    14. Robert Johnson Dead Shrimp Blues
    Various Artists
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Stormy Monday Blues Stormy Monday Blues Quick View

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    Stormy Monday Blues

    Call It Stormy Monday (But Tuesday Is Just As Bad) (usually shortened to Stormy Monday) is a song written and recorded by American blues electric guitar pioneer T-Bone Walker. It is a slow twelve-bar blues performed in the West Coast Blues-style that features Walker's smooth, plaintive vocal and guitar work. The song reached number five in the 1948 Billboard magazine Race Records chart and became Walker's best-known and most recorded song. Stormy Monday is one of the most popular blues standards with numerous renditions.
    1. Stormy Monday Blues
    2. All Night Long
    3. My Patience Keeps Running Out
    4. Glamour Girl 2:51
    5. T-Bone's Way (Inst.)
    6. That Evening Train
    7. Lousiana Bayou Drive (Inst.)
    8. When We Were Schoolmates
    9. Don't Go Back To New Orleans
    10. Got To Cross The Deep Blue Sea
    11. (You'll Never Find Anyone) To Be A Slave Like Me
    12. Left Home When I Was A Kid
    T. Bone Walker
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Bossa Nova and Blues Bossa Nova and Blues Quick View

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    Bossa Nova and Blues

    This Sundazed Mono Edition Reproduces The Original Artwork And Presents The Original 12-Song LP On 180 Gram Vinyl Mastered From The Original Analog Reels And Pressed At Record Technology Inc.

    One of the Three Kings of blues guitar along with B.B. and Albert, Texas-born Freddy (Freddie) King influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Peter Green in the UK to Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the States. But even his staying up all night playing poker with Grand Funk wasn't enough to prevent his seminal King/Federal albums from staying out of print on vinyl for decades - until Sundazed came to the rescue. The reissue campaign that began with meticulously mastered editions of King classics Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals, and Freddy King Goes Surfin' continues with his rare 1963 offering, Bossa Nova and Blues. In the tradition of his surfing album, which wasn't really surf, Bossa Nova and Blues had no bossa nova - but the advertising was at least half true, and hey, there were two cuts that had "bossa nova" in the title. Though King was best known for blues instrumentals, "Bossa Nova Blues" and "The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist" (dig the dance craze threesome) were actually the only two instrumentals on an album otherwise dedicated to bluesy ballads. But of course, Freddie made it work - churning out bonafide classics like the karmic "Someday, After A While (You'll Be Sorry)" (later covered by John Mayall and the Blues Breakers on A Hard Road, also reissued on Sundazed mono LP), the emotive "The Welfare (Turns Its Back on You)," the soulful "It Hurts to Be In Love," and the more uptempo, New Orleans-flavored "You're Barkin' Up the Wrong Tree."

    1. (I'd Love To) Make Love To You
    2. You're Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree
    3. Look Ma, I'm Cryin'
    4. It Hurts To Be In Love
    5. You Walked In
    6. The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist
    7. Is My Baby Mad At Me
    8. Someday, After A While (You'll Be Sorry)
    9. One Hundred Years
    10. Bossa Nova Blues
    11. The Welfare (Turns Its Back on You)
    12. Walk Down That Aisle (Honey Chile)
    Freddy King
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • King Of The Blues King Of The Blues Quick View

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    King Of The Blues

    The greatest blues man of all time is celebrated on this gorgeous and aptly titled limited edition 12" vinyl picture disc from Cleopatra Records featuring the classics "The Thrill Is Gone," "Every Day I Have The Blues" and "You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now" among others!
    1. The Thrill Is Gone
    2. Payin' The Cost To Be The Boss
    3. Every Day I Have The Blues
    4. How Blue Can You Get
    5. Please Love Me
    6. Guess Who
    7. You've Done Lost Your Good Thing Now
    8. Save A Seat For Me
    9. I Am Willing To Run All The Way
    10. Long Nights
    11. From The Bottom (with Sonny Boy Williamson)
    12. That Evil Child
    B.B. King
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  • Essential Detroit Blues Essential Detroit Blues Quick View

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    Essential Detroit Blues


    Featuring some of the finest blues cuts to emerge out of Detroit and with contributions from John Lee Hooker, Washboard Willie, One String Same, Doctor Ross and many more. Do not miss the chance to own these classic tracks in the collectable 180g Vinyl format.

    LP 1
    1. Love Money Can't Buy - John Lee Hooker
    2. Papa's Boogie - Eddie 'Guitar' Burns
    3. Big City Blues - Big Maceo
    4. Industrial Boogie - Doctor Ross
    5. Sugar Cane Highway - Playboy Fuller
    6. Baby Don't You Want To Go - Bobo Jenkins
    7. That's All Right - Eddie Kirkland
    8. I Need One Hundred Dollars - One String Sam
    9. Remember Way Back - L.C. Green
    10. J.B. Boogie - Joe Weaver & His Blues Notes
    11. Something's Wrong With My Little Machine - Robert Henry
    12. Sweet Lucy (Drinkin' Woman) - Calvin Frazier
    13. Sak Relation Blues - Sylvester Cotton
    14. Dark Night Blues - Johnny Howard

    LP 2
    1. Dealing With The Devil - Eddie 'Guitar' Burns
    2. I Do Like I Please - John Lee Hooker
    3. Notoriety Woman - Slim Pickens
    4. Somebody Put Bad Luck On Me - Baby Boy Warren
    5. Stop Messin' Around - Walter Mitchell
    6. Ten Below Zero - Bobo Jenkins
    7. Ramblin' Around Blues - Sam Kelly
    8. Washboard Blues (Part 1) - Washboard Willie
    9. Lookin' For My Woman - Joe Von Battle
    10. Old Battle Ax - Robert Henry
    11. Natural Man Blues - Johnny Howard
    12. My Baby Ooo - One String Sam
    13. Good Rockin' Mama - Henry Smith
    14. No More Doggin' - John Lee Hooker

    Various Artists
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Live Wire/ Blues Power Live Wire/ Blues Power Quick View

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    Live Wire/ Blues Power

    Watermelon Man
    Blues Power
    Night Stomp
    Blues At Sunrise
    Please Love Me
    Look Out
    Albert King
    Vinyl LP Reissue Buy Now
  • Rockin' With Reed Rockin' With Reed Quick View

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    Rockin' With Reed

    Side One:

    1. Going to New York
    2. String to Your Heart
    3. Ends and Odds
    4. Caress Me Baby
    5. Take Out Some Insurance
    6. Moon Is Rising

    Side Two:

    7. Down in Virginia
    8. I Know It's a Sin
    9. Wanna Be Loved
    10. Baby What's on Your Mind
    11. My Bitter Seed
    12. Rockin' With Reed

    Jimmy Reed
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  • I'm Jimmy Reed I'm Jimmy Reed Quick View

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    I'm Jimmy Reed

    Side One

    1. Honest I Do
    2. Go On To School
    3. My First Plea
    4. Boogie In The Dark
    5. You Got Me Crying
    6. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby

    Side Two

    1. You Got Me Dizzy
    2. Little Rain
    3. Can't Stand To See You Go
    4. Roll & Rhumba
    5. You're Something Else
    6. You Don't Have To Go

    Jimmy Reed
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Santana IV: Live At The House Of Blues - Las Vegas Santana IV: Live At The House Of Blues - Las Vegas Quick View

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    Santana IV: Live At The House Of Blues - Las Vegas


    On March 21st, 2016, a few weeks prior to the release of the "Santana IV" album, the classic line-up of Santana took to the stage at the House Of Blues in Las Vegas. The show they delivered combined tracks from the new album with the classic hits from the band's first three albums, to which "Santana IV" is the natural successor. This was a hugely anticipated reunion of a line-up that had not performed and recorded together since the early seventies. It brought back the scintillating combination of rock, Latin, blues, jazz and African rhythms which was the band's trademark and made them truly unique. The concert was a celebration of the chemistry, dynamism and pure musical joy that had made the original band so special and earned them a place in so many fans' hearts. It is a show to be enjoyed over and over again.

    LP 1
    1. Soul Sacrifice

    2. Jingo

    3. Evil Ways

    4. Everybody's Everything
    5. Shake It
    6. Anywhere You Want To Go
    7. Medley: Choo Choo / All Aboard

    LP 2
    1. Samba Pa Ti
    2. Medley: Batuka / No One To Depend On
    3. Leave Me Alone

    4. Sueño

    5. Caminando

    6. Medley: Blues Magic / Echizo

    LP 3
    1. Come As You Are
    2. Yambu

    3. Medley: Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen / Third Stone From The Sun / Oye Como Va / I Feel The Earth Move
    4. Medley: Love Makes The World Go Round / Shout / Them Changes (w/ Ronald Isley)

    5. Freedom In Your Mind (w/ Ronald Isley)

    6. Toussaint L'overture

    1. Soul Sacrifice
    2. Jingo
    3. Evil Ways

    4. Everybody's Everything
    5. Shake It

    6. Anywhere You Want To Go
    7. Medley: Choo Choo / All Aboard

    8. Samba Pa Ti
    9. Medley: Batuka / No One To Depend On
    10. Leave Me Alone
    11. Sueño

    12. Caminando

    13. Medley: Blues Magic / Echizo
    14. Come As You Are

    15. Yambu

    16. Medley: Black Magic Woman / Gypsy Queen / Third Stone From The Sun / Oye Como Va / I Feel The Earth Move
    17. Medley: Love Makes The World Go Round / Shout / Them Changes (w/ Ronald Isley)

    18. Freedom In Your Mind (w/ Ronald Isley)

    19. Toussaint L'overture

    Vinyl LP + DVD - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol.1 King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol.1 Quick View

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    King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol.1

    Ranked 27/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

    King of the Delta Blues Singers is a compilation album by American blues musician Robert Johnson, released in 1961 on Columbia Records. It is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential blues releases ever.

    1. Crossroad Blues
    2. Terraplane Blues
    3. Come On In My Kitchen
    4. Walking Blues
    5. Last Fair Deal Gone Down
    6. 32-20 Blues
    7. Kindhearted Woman Blues
    8. If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day
    9. Preaching Blues (Up Jumped The Devil)
    10. When You Got A Good Friend
    11. Rambling On My Mind
    12. Stones In My Passway
    13. Traveling Riverside Blues
    14. Milkcow's Calf Blues
    15. Me And The Devil Blues
    16. Hellhound On My Trail
    17. Traveling Riverside Blues (Alternate Take)
    Robert Johnson
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • World's Foremost Blues Singer World's Foremost Blues Singer Quick View

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    World's Foremost Blues Singer

    Legendary blues vocalist/pianist Memphis Slim
    release, with fully restored artwork and
    remastered audio, on 180 gram vinyl!
    1. Lonesome (Blue Blues)
    2. Cold Blooded Woman
    3. One Man's Mad
    4. Good Time Roll Creole
    5. What Is Mare-back
    6. Pigalle Love
    7. Four Walls
    8. It's Been Too Long
    9. Big Bertha
    10. I'm Lost Without You
    11. I'll Just Keep Singing The Blues
    12. True Love
    Memphis Slim
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Last Night Blues Last Night Blues Quick View

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    Last Night Blues

    Last Night Blues by Lightnin' Hopkins was originally released in 1961. Joined by harpist Sonny Terry this is a stripped down, soulful release with Sonny delivering instinctive accompaniment to Lightnin's fluid finger picking guitar and gritty vocals. Reissued on 180 gram vinyl on a tip on sleeve with a paper and poly lined inner sleeve.
    1. Rocky Mountain
    2. Got To Move You Baby
    3. So Sorry To Leave You

    4. Last Night Blues

    5. Lightnin's Stroke

    6. Hard To Love A Woman

    7. Conversation Blues
    Lightnin' Hopkins with Sonny Terry
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP -Sealed Buy Now
  • Blues & Roots Blues & Roots Quick View

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    Blues & Roots

    The 1998 reissue of BLUES & ROOTS contains all the original tracks and liner notes, plus additional tracks and rare photos. Personnel: Charles Mingus (bass); Jackie McLean, John Handy (alto saxophone); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis (trombone); Horace Parlan, Mal Waldron (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums). Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York on February 4, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1305). Includes liner notes by Charles Mingus. All tracks have been digitally remastered.Mingus goes to church. A thrilling album of blues and spirituals Mingus style. This 1959 Atlantic recording certainly ranks among his very best. Memorable performances of some of the bassist's most soulful tunes such as Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and E's Flat Ah's Flat Too. Mingus is joined by an exuberant ensemble including a stellar saxophone section of Jackie McLean, John Handy, Booker Ervin, and Pepper Adams.
    1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
    2. Cryin' Blues
    3. Moanin'
    4. Tensions
    5. My Jelly Roll Soul
    6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
    7. We Got Blue*

    * Bonus Track

    Charles Mingus
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Green Blues (Awaiting Repress) Green Blues (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Green Blues (Awaiting Repress)

    1. ONE FOR ELENA 6:13
    2. OUR MISS BROOKS 7:00
    3. A FLICK OF A TRICK 8:26
    6. REACHING OUT 5:30
    Grant Green
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Blues Blues Quick View

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    Experience Hendrix LLC & Legacy Recordings Continues Monumental 2010 Jimi Hendrix Catalog Project With Second Wave of Audiophile Vinyl Reissues

    Lacquers Cut from the Original Tapes at Sterling Sound by Iconic Engineer George Marino Under the Supervision of Eddie Kramer

    Pressed and Plated at RTI: Amazing Analog Sound Betters All Prior Vinyl and Digital Editions

    Hear Hendrix Propel the 12-Bar Blues Into the Future: 11 Extraordinary Songs Recorded Between 1966 and 1970

    Originally released in 1994, the Jimi Hendrix Blues album features 11 blues performances recorded by Hendrix between 1966 and 1970 showcasing the guitarist's mastery of the 12-bar form. This double-LP audiophile edition of Blues is arguably the best packaged, richest sounding, most coherent post-mortem release from the Hendrix archives.

    Framed by his poignant 1967 acoustic 12-string rendition of Hear My Train 'A Comin' and a stirring 1970 trio performance, these 11 rough and ready tracks illustrate Hendrix's deep spiritual connections to his blues roots and his daring experimental take on the shape of future blues to come. And they've never sounded so vital, necessary, or dynamic.

    Cut from the original tapes at Sterling Sound by iconic engineer George Marino under the supervision of Eddie Kramer, and pressed and plated at RTI, this 2LP version will forever stand as the definitive-sounding, high-performance edition of this historic document. You know Hendrix and Co.'s penchant for thrusting the blues into new dimensions. Now experience it like never before.

    Jimi's music is as alive today as it was 40 years ago, and the success of our most recent releases with Sony Legacy provides thrilling confirmation. We have long maintained that the power of Jimi's music and the power of his message would stand the test of time and provide its own bridge to the future, said Janie Hendrix, CEO of Experience Hendrix LLC.

    Being partnered with Legacy enables us to reach a more global audience with that message. And the best is yet to come. What we have in store will propel Jimi into a new decade, with unseen footage and unheard versions of his songs that will absolutely amaze today's music lovers. And we're confident that the distribution is in good hands, opening the door to new and fresh markets. The focus of our endeavors is, and always will be, all about Jimi's music.

    1. Hear My Train A Comin' (Acoustic)
    2. Born Under A Bad Sign
    3. Red House
    4. Catfish Blues
    5. Voodoo Chile Blues
    6. Mannish Boy
    7. Once I Had A Woman
    8. Bleeding Heart
    9. Jam 292
    10. Electric Church Red House
    11. Hear My Train A Comin' (Electric)
    Jimi Hendrix
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Big Blues The Big Blues Quick View

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    The Big Blues

    Sourced from the Original King Mono Master Tapes

    Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)

    Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!

    1. Let's Have a Natural Ball
    2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
    3. I Get Evil
    4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
    5. This Morning
    6. I Walked All Night Long
    7. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
    8. Travelin' to California
    9. I've Made Nights By Myself
    10. This Funny Feeling
    11. Ooh-Ee Baby
    12. Dyna Flow
    Albert King
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • T. Bone Blues T. Bone Blues Quick View

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    T. Bone Blues

    T-Bone Walker's masterpiece T-Bone Blues on Atlantic Records is often cited as not only one of his finest achievements, but also one of the blues genre's most important crowned jewels. This 1959 classic showcases the late blues master's legendary handling of the electric guitar and his unequalled ability to powerfully sing some of the most revered classics in modern blues history.

    This definitive classic recording features this multi-talented artist's finest tunes like T-Bone Shuffle, Papa Ain't Salty No More and of course the iconic Stormy Monday Blues. Over the years, many acclaimed artists have gone back to this album for inspiration. Classic blues rockers like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, John Mayall, The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Doug Sahm have all interpreted several songs from this classic album. Out of print for over forty years in the vinyl format, Friday Music is thrilled to announce the first time 180g gram audiophile vinyl release of T-Bone Walker's landmark masterpiece T-Bone Blues.

    Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (T-Bone Walker/Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter/Boz Scaggs) from the original Atlantic Records monophonic tapes, this audiophile LP truly excites the listener, as each note bent and every vocal laid down by T-Bone Walker are truly captured in this historic recording.

    Friday Music has corrected the original running order of this wonderful blues release, the first time since 1959, as well as used the original artwork elements and the stunning liner notes written by the late Ralph J. Gleason. As always, Friday Music includes a poly bag for the album cover and a poly line sleeve to protect your 180g vinyl album.

    1. Two Bones and a Pick
    2. Mean Old World
    3. T-Bone Shuffle
    4. Stormy Monday Blues (Call It Stormy Monday)
    5. Blues For Marili
    6. T-Bone Blues
    7. Shufflin' the Blues
    8. Evenin'
    9. Play On Little Girl
    10. Blues Rock
    11. Papa Ain't Salty
    T. Bone Walker
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Hooker 'N Heat (Pure Pleasure) Hooker 'N Heat (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Hooker 'N Heat (Pure Pleasure)

    When this two-LP set was initially released in January 1971, Canned Heat was back to its R&B roots. Sporting a slightly revised personnel with the return of Henry 'Sunflower' Vestine and the incorporation of Antonio 'Tony' de la Barreda on bass, a highly skilled constituent of Aldolfo de la Parra on drums. Sadly, it would also be the final effort to include co-founder Alan 'Blind Owl' Wilson, who passed away in September 1970. Hooker 'n Heat (1971) is a low-key affair split between unaccompanied solo John Lee Hooker tunes, collaborations between Hooker and Wilson, as well as five full-blown confabs between Hooker and Heat.

    The full-fledged collaborations shine as both parties unleash some of their finest respective work. While Canned Heat get top bill - probably as it was the group's record company that sprung for Hooker 'n Heat - make no mistake, as Hooker steers the combo with the same gritty and percussive guitar leads that have become his trademark. The epic Boogie Chillen No. 2 stretches over 11-and-a-half minutes and is full of the same swagger as the original, with the support of Canned Heat igniting the verses and simmering on the subsequent instrumental breaks with all killer and no filler.


    • John Lee Hooker (guitar, vocal)

    • Alan Wilson (piano, harmonica)

    • Henry Vestine (guitar)

    • Antonio de la Barreda (bass)

    • Adolfo de la Parra (drums)

    About Pure Pleasure

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

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

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

    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.

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

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

    1. Messin' With the Hook
    2. The Feelin' Is Gone
    3. Send Me Your Pillow
    4. Sittin' Here Thinkin'
    5. Meet Me in the Bottom
    6. Alimonia Blues
    7. Driftin' Blues
    8. You Talk Too Much
    9. Burnin' Hell
    10. Bottle Up and Go
    11. The World Today
    12. I Got My Eyes On You
    13. Whiskey and Wimmen
    14. Just You and Me
    15. Let's Make It
    16. Peavine
    17. Boogie Chillen No. 2
    John Lee Hooker
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • The Blues In My Heart, The Rhythm In My Soul The Blues In My Heart, The Rhythm In My Soul Quick View

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    The Blues In My Heart, The Rhythm In My Soul

    Elmore James, prior to his death, was one of the many highly-regarded folk blues singers whose contributions to American musical history cannot be denied; he contributed a wealth of material to the field of music.
    1. Dust My Blues
    2. Sunnyland
    3. Mean And Evil
    4. Dark And Dreary
    5. Standing At The Crossroads
    6. Happy Home
    7. No Love In My Heart
    8. Blues Before Sunrise
    9. I Was A Fool
    10. Goodbye Baby
    Elmore James
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  • The Blues The Blues Quick View

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    The Blues

    Recorded in Paris in the early 1950s, this raw Big Bill Broonzy classic features the tracks Louise Louise Blues, John Henry, Low Down Blues and Letter To My Baby among others.

    Side One

    1. Louise,Louise Blues

    2. Letter to My Baby

    3. Stand Your Test In Judgement

    4. Do It Right Blues

    5. Low Down Blues

    6. The Moppin' Blues

    7. Coal Black Curly Hair

    Side Two

    1. Hey! Bud Blues

    2. Baby Please Don't Go

    3. Down By The Riverside

    4. Kind Hearted Blues

    5. When Did You Leave Heaven

    6. John Henry

    7. Lonesome Road Blues

    Big Bill Broonzy
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
  • Angola Prisoners' Blues Angola Prisoners' Blues Quick View

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    Angola Prisoners' Blues

    In 1959, a young folklorist and musicologist, Harry Oster, traveled to the State Prison in
    Angola, Louisiana to collect folksongs. He made a number of field recordings while at the
    prison, but his biggest discovery was undoubtedly the Louisiana Blues Hall of Famer, Robert
    Pete Williams, a truly gifted musician and blues writer, who was serving a life sentence. Of
    the 9 songs on this album, four are by Williams, who sings heart-wrenchingly about prison
    life and being down and out. Thanks to Oster, Williams was eventually released from prison,
    and was able to have a fairly successful career as a bluesman in the 60s and 70s, appearing
    at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival and touring the US and Europe. The other musicians
    featured here, fellow inmates Robert Guitar Welch and Matthew Hogman Maxey, are both
    extremely gifted musicians, but in the words of Dr. Oster (who would go on to write the
    Penguin Guide to American Folklore in 2000), they are primarily the heirs of a clearly
    defined and standardized blues tradition, rather than innovators. In any case, this is acoustic
    prison blues at its finest, and includes such detailed liner notes as well as an annotated track
    listing that it is equal parts musical and historical document.
    1. Levee Camp Blues (Robert Pete Williams)
    2. Stagolee (Hogman Maxey)
    3. Electric Chair Blues (Guitar Welch)
    4. Prisoner's Talking Blues (Robert Pete Williams)
    5. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time (Robert Pete Williams)
    6. Black Night Fallin' (Hogman Maxey)
    7. Some Got Six Months (Robert Pete Williams)
    8. I'm Gonna Leave You Mama (Guitar Welch)
    9. I'm Lonesome Blues (Robert Pete Williams)
    Robert Pete Williams
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Louisiana Blues (Colored Vinyl)

    Limited Edition Of 600 On Bottleneck Brown Vinyl

    Comes With A 8 Page Booklet

    Over 50 years since his discovery by ethnomusicologists Dr. Harry Oster and Richard Allen in the prison farm of Angola, Louisiana, what is it that makes the blues as sung and picked by Robert Pete Williams such a singular listening experience, unequaled elsewhere in that musical form? As Peter Guralnick, in his Feel Like Going Home book writes: "It's difficult to approve the banalities of most blues singers after listening to Robert Pete Williams. More than anyone else he shatters the conventions of the form and refuses to rely upon any of the clichÉs, either of music or of lyric, which bluesman after bluesman will invoke. Instead he sings blues which reflect a unique and personal vision; he makes each song unmistakably his own."

    Unfamiliar keys, clichÉ-free lyricism, spontaneity, an individualistic style in invoking his particular blues, all make Robert Pete Williams an idiosyncratic entry into the canon. It's impossible to listen to blues artists before him and hear strains of his particular style. None have matched it since. Louisiana Blues contains 10 songs recorded in the month of July 1966 out in Berkeley, California for John Fahey's Takoma imprint.

    1. Somebody Help Poor Me
    2. Freight-Train Blues
    3. It's Hard To Tell
    4. I'm Going Down Slow
    5. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
    6. Ugly
    7. So Long Boogie
    8. This Is A Mean Old World To Me
    9. High As I Want To Be
    10. It's A Long Old Road
    Robert Pete Williams
    Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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