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  • Blues Roots (Pure Pleasure) Blues Roots (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Blues Roots (Pure Pleasure)

    Although this is a blues-oriented set, there is plenty of variety in tempos and grooves. The 1968 Quartet featured the leader/pianist, baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan, bassist Jack Six and drummer Alan Dawson. The repertoire on this LP ranges from Limehouse Blues (which is not really a blues) to Things Ain't What They Used To Be and several originals. These songs are average for 1968, but the soloing is remarkable and the musicians here are some of the best. Journey is a remarkably beautiful piano ballad, while Blues Roots narrowly rises above in it's epic scope, and over-the-top ending. It's probably my favourite song here. But, Broke Blues is also exceptional. This one, along with Cross Ties and Blues Roots, are fairly progressive, drawing as much from post bop as blues and traditional Jazz, pushing toward avante-garde. -G. Skate/S. Yannow

    Musicians:



    • Dave Brubeck (piano)
    • Gerry Mulligan (bassoon))
    • Jack Six (bass, electric bass)
    • Alan Dawson (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. Limehouse Blues
    2. Journey
    3. Cross Ties
    4. Broke Blues
    5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    6. Movin' Out
    7. Blues Roots
    The Dave Brubeck Trio And Gerry Mulligan
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  • Blues & Roots Blues & Roots Quick View

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    Blues & Roots

    Blues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960. Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes: This record is unusual-it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues. A year ago, Nesuhi ErtegÜn suggested that I record an entire blues album in the style of Haitian Fight Song (in Atlantic LP 1260), because some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn't swing enough. He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy. I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my hands in church as a little boy, but I've grown up and I like to do things other than just swing. But blues can do more than just swing. So I agreed. (via Wikipedia)
    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
    Charles Mingus
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  • 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
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  • Roots Roots Quick View

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    Roots

    Roots is the new Megaforce Records release from legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter. This album returns Johnny to his roots by paying homage to the iconic blues heroes whose pioneering music influenced Winters own signature sound and style. Roots follows-up his Grammy-nominated album, Im a Blues Man.


    A host of special guests join Winter trading licks in honoring his idols, including Sonny Landreth, Vince Gill, Warren Haynes, John Popper, Jimmy Vivino, Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, John Medeski and Johnny's brother Edgar Winter.

    1. T-Bone Shuffle (ft. Sonny Landreth)
    2. Further On Up The Road (ft. Jimmy Vivino)
    3. Done Somebody Wrong (ft. Warren Haynes)
    4. Got My Mojo Workin'
    5. Last Night (ft. John Popper)
    6. Maybellene (ft. Vince Gill)
    7. Bright Lights, Big City (ft. Susan Tedeschi)
    8. Honky Tonk (ft. Edgar Winter on sax)
    9. Dust My Broom (ft. Derek Trucks)
    10. Short Fat Fannie (ft. Paul Nelson)
    11. Come Back Baby (ft. John Medeski)
    Johnny Winter
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  • Roots Roots Quick View

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    Roots

    Somehow this 1961 Reprise title seems to have escaped the audiophile must-have list. It's a true hidden classic and an incredibly warm recording. The small combo setting really allows these two heavyweights, Jimmy Witherspoon and Ben Webster ,to shine. The mood is laid-back and down-home. Accompanying musicians include trumpeter Gerald Wilson, pianist Ernie Freeman, bassist Ralph Hamilton and drummer Jim Miller. Roots was recorded at the often underrated or forgotten Radio Recorders in Hollywood, California. The studio, built in 1929, was one of the truly great - and great-sounding - studios of its day with an unbelievable discography of classics to its name.


    Includes Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out and I'm Gonna move To the Outskirts of Town.


    Jimmy Witherspoon made his first records with Jay McShann's band in 1945. Four years later, he would record under his own name with the McShann band and produced his first hit Ain't Nobody's Business.

    1. I'd Rather Drink Muddy Water
    2. I'm Gonna move To the Outskirts of Town
    3. Key To the Highway
    4. Did You Ever
    5. Confessin' the Blues
    6. Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
    7. Your Red Wagon
    8. Rain Is Such a Lonesome Sound
    9. Cherry Red
    10. It's A Low Down Dirty Shame
    11. Just A Dream
    12. Please, Mr. Webster
    Jimmy Witherspoon
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  • Roots Roots Quick View

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    Roots

    Curtis Mayfield's visionary album, a landmark creation every bit as compelling and as far-reaching in its musical and extra-musical goals as Marvin Gaye's contemporary What's Goin' On. Opening on the hit Get Down, the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent -- yet driving -- soul sounds heard up to that time. Mayfield's growing musical ambitions, first manifested on the Curtis album, and his more sophisticated political sensibilities, presented with a lot of raw power on Curtis Live!, are pulled together here in a new, richer studio language, embodied in extended song structures (Underground), idealistic yet lyrically dazzling anthems (We Got to Have Peace, Keep On Keeping On, and, best of all, the soaring Beautiful Brother of Mine), and impassioned blues (Now You're Gone). The music is even bolder than the material on the Curtis album, with Mayfield expanding his instrumental range to the level of a veritable soul orchestra; and the recording is better realized, as Mayfield, with that album and a tour behind him, shows a degree of confidence that only a handful of soul artists of this era could have mustered. -- Bruce Eder
    Side 1

    1. Get Down
    2. Keep on Keeping On
    3. Underground
    4. We Got To Have Peace
    Side 2

    5. Brother of Mine
    6. Now You're Gone
    7. Love to Kee You in my Mind

    Curtis Mayfield
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  • Ultimate Roots (Pre-Order) Ultimate Roots (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Ultimate Roots (Pre-Order)

    This Limited And Colored Vinyl Edition Contains Rare F.M. Performances From The 80s & 90s

    In the early 1970s, a young guitarist from Texas began to make his name on the local blues circuit, committed as he was to a musical form many thought outdated. A decade on, that same guitarist became a superstar. Vaughan not only brought the blues heritage of his home state to a global audience, he reinvigorated the genre itself, introducing it to a new generation of listeners in the process.

    1. Say What
    2. Looking Out The Window
    3. Look At Little Sister
    4. You'll Be Mine
    5. Tell Me
    6. Texas Flood
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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  • Roots (180 Gram) Roots (180 Gram) Quick View

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    Roots (180 Gram)

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Curtis Mayfield's visionary album, a landmark creation every bit as compelling and as far-reaching in its musical and extra-musical goals as Marvin Gaye's contemporary What's Goin' On. Opening on the hit Get Down, the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent -- yet driving -- soul sounds heard up to that time. Mayfield's growing musical ambitions, first manifested on the Curtis album, and his more sophisticated political sensibilities, presented with a lot of raw power on Curtis Live!, are pulled together here in a new, richer studio language, embodied in extended song structures (Underground), idealistic yet lyrically dazzling anthems (We Got to Have Peace, Keep On Keeping On, and, best of all, the soaring Beautiful Brother of Mine), and impassioned blues (Now You're Gone). The music is even bolder than the material on the Curtis album, with Mayfield expanding his instrumental range to the level of a veritable soul orchestra; and the recording is better realized, as Mayfield, with that album and a tour behind him, shows a degree of confidence that only a handful of soul artists of this era could have mustered. -- Bruce Eder

    Side 1
    1. Get Down
    2. Keep on Keeping On
    3. Underground
    4. We Got To Have Peace
    Side 2
    5. Brother of Mine
    6. Now You're Gone
    7. Love to Kee You in my Mind
    Curtis Mayfield
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    Roots (Colored Vinyl)

    Colored Vinyl


    Curtis Mayfield's visionary album, a landmark creation every bit as compelling and as far-reaching in its musical and extra-musical goals as Marvin Gaye's contemporary What's Goin' On. Opening on the hit Get Down, the album soars on some of the sweetest and most eloquent -- yet driving -- soul sounds heard up to that time. Mayfield's growing musical ambitions, first manifested on the Curtis album, and his more sophisticated political sensibilities, presented with a lot of raw power on Curtis Live!, are pulled together here in a new, richer studio language, embodied in extended song structures (Underground), idealistic yet lyrically dazzling anthems (We Got to Have Peace, Keep On Keeping On, and, best of all, the soaring Beautiful Brother of Mine), and impassioned blues (Now You're Gone). The music is even bolder than the material on the Curtis album, with Mayfield expanding his instrumental range to the level of a veritable soul orchestra; and the recording is better realized, as Mayfield, with that album and a tour behind him, shows a degree of confidence that only a handful of soul artists of this era could have mustered. -- Bruce Eder

    Side 1

    1. Get Down
    2. Keep on Keeping On
    3. Underground
    4. We Got To Have Peace
    Side 2

    5. Brother of Mine
    6. Now You're Gone
    7. Love to Kee You in my Mind

    Curtis Mayfield
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  • Blues Blues Quick View

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    Blues

    Originally released in 1994, the Jimi Hendrix Blues album features 11 blues performances recorded by Jimi 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 1967 acoustic 12-string rendition of "Hear My Train 'A Comin'" and a 1970 Trio performance of the same song, 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!


    This 2LP version will forever stand as the definitive-sounding, high-performance edition of this historic collection.



    • 180 grams audiophile vinyl

    • 2010 Remastered Edition

    • 8 page full colour booklet

    • Gatefold Sleeve

    1. Hear My Train A Comin' (Acoustic) (3:05)

    2. Born Under A Bad Sign (7:37)

    3. Catfish Blues (7:46)


    1. Red House (3:41)

    2. Voodoo Chile Blues (8:47)

    3. Mannish Boy (5:21)


    1. Bleeding Heart (3:26)

    2. Once I Had A Woman (7:49)

    3. Jam 292 (6:25)


    1. Electric Church Red House (6:12)

    2. Hear My Train A Comin' (Electric) (12:08)

    Jimi Hendrix
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  • Blues Blues Quick View

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    Blues

    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
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  • Psychedelic Blues Psychedelic Blues Quick View

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    Psychedelic Blues

    The worlds top Latin jazz ensemble comes roaring back with this exciting new release, which finds them going back to their roots with excellent new treatments of jazz and Latin jazz classics, such as Herbie Hancocks Cantaloupe Island, Freddie Hubbards Crisis and a medley of classics from Willie Bobo. Also features a pair of brand new originals written especially for this album.
    1. Cantaloupe Island
    2. Crisis
    3. Psychedelic Blues
    4. Willie Bobo Medley:
    I Dont Know
    Fried Neck Bones and Some Homefries
    Spanish Grease
    5. Grand Central
    6. Slowly But Surely
    7. Delifonse
    8. Con Sabor Latino
    Poncho Sanchez
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  • Counterfeit Blues Counterfeit Blues Quick View

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    Counterfeit Blues

    On very short notice, Americana and Canadian Roots artist Corb Lund was given the chance to record an
    album at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN. There were two challenges, it would be filmed for
    a CMT-TV special and he had two days to record. Taking advantage of Sun's recording live-off-the-floor
    nature, Corb recorded Counterfeit Blues - an electric, raw and pure homage to the sound of Sun Studios.
    1. Counterfeiters' Blues
    2. Good Copenhagen
    3. Big Butch Bass Bull Fiddle
    4. Hair In My Eyes Like A Highland Steer

    5. Little Foothills Heaven
    6. Five Dollar Bill
    7. Buckin' Horse Rider
    8. Hurtin' Albertan
    9. (Gonna) Shine Up My Boots
    10. Truck Got Stuck
    11. Roughest Neck Around
    12. Truth Comes Out
    Corb Lund
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  • Blues People Blues People Quick View

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    Blues People


    Gatefold 180 Gram 2 LP With 4 Bonus Tracks!


    The concept of 'Blues People' came to Eric Bibb when he was at the Blues Foundation Awards in Memphis. It inspired him to create a collection of songs about change and hope in collaboration with friends like Taj Mahal, The Blind Boys Of Alabama, Ruthie Foster (who he has been touring with), Michael Jerome Browne, Harrison Kennedy and many others. Eric Bibb is one of the highest profile international roots musicians, winning Acoustic Artist of the Year at the Blues Music Awards and having been nominated for a Grammy.

    LP 1
    1. Silver Spoon
    2. Driftin' Door To Door
    3. God's Mojo
    4. Turner Station
    5. Pink Dream Cadillac
    6. Chocolate Man
    7. Rosewood
    8. I Heard The Angels Singin'
    9. Dream Catchers


    LP 2
    1. Chain Reaction
    2. Needed Time
    3. Out Walkin'
    4. Remember The Ones
    5. Home
    6. Where Do We Go
    7. Alright Now*
    8. As I Travel On*
    9. Nickel And A Nail*
    10. New Years Prayer*


    * bonus track

    Eric Bibb
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  • Folk Blues Folk Blues Quick View

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    Folk Blues

    By the time the folk / blues revival of the 1960s rolled around, and hoards of radio-addicted American and British teenagers had begun seeking out the roots of rock & roll, John Lee Hooker had already had numerous hits and his loud and raw electric Delta blues was blaring from radio sets across the nation. Soon every budding rock band from London to San Francisco was naming him as a primary influence and playing (or trying to play) his songs. Thanks to this wide crossover fan base he toured heavily during this period, spreading his foot stomping boogie all over the USA and Europe. The tracks on this particular album, however, is a collection of sides from 1954 (with the exception of 1952's Rock House Boogie) when Hooker was still recording in Detroitprimarily for Modern Records (where Hooker landed his first #1 hit, Boogie Chillen, in 1948), but also simultaneously moonlighting for numerous other labels under many different pseudonyms in an attempt to pay the rent. In an era of millionaire musicians it is difficult to imagine how a man with so many number one hits could still be short on cash, but at this time black musicians were often paid next to nothing for their recordings and forced to forfeit their royalties to the record labels. Here Hooker is backed by the great Eddie Kirkland on second guitarhis constant sideman during this period. Hooker's style was notoriously difficult to play behind, and Kirkland, a brilliant guitarist in his own right, was one of the few who had a good enough ear to keep up with all of the off-tempo changes. This album does not feature any of Hooker's hits, and while that may be a drawback with some lesser artists, when you are dealing with one of the giants of both the blues and, by association, rock & roll, it is actually both refreshing and rewarding to gain exposure to some of his lesser known material.
    Side A:


    1. Baby I'm Gonna Miss You
    2.Half A Stranger
    3. Shake Holler And Run
    4. Down Child
    5. Gonna Boogie


    Side B:


    1. Bad Boy
    2. Rock House Boogie
    3. Let's Talk It Over
    4. Baby You Ain't No Good
    5. Lookin' For A Woman

    John Lee Hooker
    $27.99
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  • Black To Blues (Pre-Order) Black To Blues (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Black To Blues (Pre-Order)

    In April 2016, Black Stone Cherry released Kentucky, to great critical and commercial success. Kentucky reached new chart peaks for the band worldwide and was followed by massive touring through the United States, Europe, and Australia. In the midst of this all, the band found the time and dedication to record Black to Blues. On this EP, the quartet of Chris Robertson (vocals, guitar), Ben Wells (guitar, vocals), Jonathan Lawhon (bass, vocals) and John Fred Young (drums, harmonica, vocals) channel their blues music roots. The EP features six blues-classics originally written and/or performed by legendary musicians like Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Booker T. Jones, Albert King and Freddy King. On Black to Blues, these traditional songs get wildly Black Stone Cherry-fied, while also paying homage to the original on the other hand.
    1. Built For Comfort
    2. Champagne & Reefer
    3. Palace Of The King
    4. Hoochie Coochie Man
    5. Born Under A Bad Sign
    6. I Want To Be Loved
    Black Stone Cherry
    $15.99
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  • Scarey Day Blues Scarey Day Blues Quick View

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    Scarey Day Blues

    Import


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

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

    Sonny Landreth's new album Bound By The Blues marks a return to the slide
    guitarist's musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of
    recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation,
    the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental
    emotional and compositional structures that are at the blues' historic core.
    Bound By The Blues is a powerful tribute to the durability and flexibility of the
    genre, and to his own creative vision. Sonny name-checks Jimi Hendrix, Muddy
    Waters and some of Landreth's other musical heroes along the way. He also
    pays homage to fellow slide guitarist Johnny Winter, with the instrumental
    "Firebird Blues." He recreates some amazing covers "Walkin' Blues" by Robert
    Johnson, and "Dust My Broom" by Elmore James.


    Landreth continues to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing
    increasingly original and distinctively diverse sounds expanding from blues,
    zydeco, folk, country and jazz, making bound by the blues one of his most
    ambitious albums to date

    1. Walkin' Blues
    2. Bound By The Blues
    3. The High Side
    4. It Hurts Me Too
    5. Where They Will
    6. Cherry Ball Blues
    7. Firebird Blues (In Memory Of Johnny Winter)
    8. Dust My Broom
    9. Key To The Highway
    10. Simcoe Street
    Sonny Landreth
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  • Trouble An' Blues Trouble An' Blues Quick View

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    Trouble An' Blues

    Louisiana-born singer and harmonica blower Sidney Maiden first made his mark in the blues world during the late Forties with Eclipse of the Sun, a number cut in Oakland with guitarist K.C. Douglas. Unlike many other Southern bluesmen who urbanized their styles after relocating to the West Coast, Maiden and Douglas stuck close to their rural roots. Maiden spent much of his career entertaining farm workers around Fresno, while Douglas became a favorite in Bay Area folkmusic circles. This 1961 reunion, recorded in Berkeley by Kenneth S. Goldstein and Chris Strachwitz, reveals that the two men had lost none of their old musical empathy and shows Maiden, in the words of annotator Larry Cohen, worthy of being mentioned along with the select few greats of the mouthharp.
    1. Buy Me an Airplane
    2. Sweet Little Woman
    3. My Black Name
    4. Sidney's Fox Chase
    5. San Quentin Blues
    6. Tell Me, Somebody
    7. Blues An' Trouble
    8. Hand-Me-Down Baby
    9. Sidney's Worried Life Blues
    10. Me and My Chauffeur Blues
    11. Coal Black Mare
    12. I'm Goin' Back Home
    Sidney Maiden
    $17.50
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  • Alabama Blues (Pure Pleasure) Alabama Blues (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Alabama Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    J. B. Lenoir was one of the outstanding blues artists of all times. His album Alabama Blues is the first recorded document by any blues poet, who included and incorporated very critically the social and political situation of black people living in the U.S.A. in the year of 1965. Thus a musical document was created long before the black communities in the United States became proud of their heritage - their roots. Jimi Hendrix was the first artist who acknowledged that J. B. Lenoir's work, preserved in this album, was a major part of his self-liberation and of finding his own identity. Though the Library of Congress has placed this album in its achives as an important part of American Musical History - comparable to Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige Suite for example - it was never released in the United States, and even in Europe its distribution was poor. Because of this it has become one of the most searched-for collectors' items in music today. Pure Pleasure Records is happy and proud to release this masterpiece of music again.



    Musicians:



    • J. B. Lenoir (vocal, guitar)

    • Willie Dixon (vocal)

    • Freddie Below (drums)




    Recording: May 1965 in Chicago, Ill.

    Production: Horst Lippmann



    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. Alabama Blues
    2. The Mojo Boogie
    3. God's Word
    4. The Whale Has Swallowed Me
    5. Move This Rope
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. Alabama March
    8. Talk To Your Daughter
    9. Mississippi Road
    10. Good Advice
    11. Vietnam
    12. I Want To Go
    J.B. Lenior
    $34.99
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  • Blues For The Modern Daze Blues For The Modern Daze Quick View

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    Blues For The Modern Daze

    Blues For The Modern Daze represents the guitar legend returning to his core blues roots; creating his first blues album in 23 years as a bandleader. Walter Trout's inspiration for the album was the country bluesman Blind Willie Johnson as he explains, His music is so beautiful, primal, direct and deeply spiritual that I wanted to feel it at my back when we were cutting these songs. Blues For The Modern Daze cuts right to the core of his art and his heart. His 21st album returns the contemporary guitar legend to his hard-core blues roots and finds his songwriting here at a creative and personal zenith.
    1. Saw My Mama Cryin
    2. Lonely
    3. The Sky is Fallin' Down
    4. Blues for my Baby
    5. You Can't go Home Again
    6. Recovery
    7. Turn off your TV
    8. Lifestyle of the Rich and Famous
    9. Never Knew You Well
    10. Puppet Master
    11. Money Rules the World
    12. All I Want is You
    13. Brother's Keeper
    14. Blues for the Modern Daze
    15. Pray for Rain
    Walter Trout
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  • Richland Woman Blues (Pure Pleasure) Richland Woman Blues (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Richland Woman Blues (Pure Pleasure)

    Best known for that ditty about camels, Maria Muldaur has since established herself as one of the finest folk/country/jazz/blues/gospel interpreters ever to have a Top Five single. After 26 years and 24 solo albums, Muldaur -- inspired by a trip to Memphis' Beale Street -- digs deep into her roots and pays tribute to the classic blues women of the '20s and '30s. Aided by the similarly inclined Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, and Alvin 'Youngblood' Hart, Muldaur breezes through 14 tunes from icons Bessie Smith and Memphis Minnie, as well as obscurities from the Reverend Gary Davis, Mississippi John Hurt, and Blind Willie Johnson. Keeping the unplugged accompaniment stripped way down to a single guitar or piano and occasional bass, Muldaur has room to maneuver her evocative vocals that shift from gritty groans to a high-pitched edgy trill. Far from a dry history lesson, these songs are performed with the strength and tenacity of the women who originally sang them. Whether spinning saucy, double entendre lyrics in Me And My Chauffeur Blues (»the way you ride so easy, I can't turn you down«) or longing for her Southern home after moving north during the Depression in Bessie Smith's Far Away Blues, the singer remains invigorated and inspired throughout. By returning to her late-'60s Jim Kweskin Jug Band coffeehouse days, Maria Muldaur has discovered her middle-aged oasis with Richland Woman Blues. And there's not a camel in sight.



    Musicians:



    • Maria Muldaur (vocal)

    • Alvin Youngblood Hart (guitar, vocal)

    • Bonnie Raitt, John Sebastian (guitar)

    • David Wilkie (mandocello)

    • Dave Mathews (piano)

    • Roly Salley (bass)

    • Angela Strehli, Tracy Nelson (vocal)




    Recording: 2001 by John Jacob

    Production: John Jacob & Maria Muldaur



    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. The One To Sing The Blues
    2. I'm So Bad (Baby I Don't Care)
    3. No Voices In The Sky
    4. Going To Brazil
    5. Nightmare/Dreamtime
    6. Love Me Forever
    7. Angel City
    8. Make My Day
    9. R.A.M.O.N.E.S.
    10. Shut You Down
    11. 1916
    Maria Muldaur
    $34.99
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  • Ranie Burnette's Hill Country Blues Ranie Burnette's Hill Country Blues Quick View

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    Ranie Burnette's Hill Country Blues

    Ranie Burnette was born on July 4th, 1913 in Pleasant Grove, MS, located in Panola County. While he was known to have played local dances and juke joints in the hill country of North Mississippi during the 1940's and 50's, competing with the likes of Fred McDowell, no known recordings of Ranie were made until the 70's and early 80's while he was living in Senatobia.


    During that time he recorded two sides for a regional 45 single and was later recorded by Leo Bruin, both in Senatobia and during a trip Ranie made to the Netherlands. Some of those recordings appear on the Swingmaster CD Going Down South, along with tracks by harmonica player Johnny Woods and R.L. Burnside, whom Ranie mentored and often played with.


    Burnette's music, like the aforementioned artists, is strongly rooted in the rhythmic tradition of the fife and drum bands from the region, which you'll hear on this 11-song collection, also recorded by Leo Bruin. Ranie Burnette died in Memphis, TN, on January 23, 2000 and is buried in the cemetery at Ebeneezer Missionary Baptist Church in Como, MS.

    1. Coal Black Mattie
    2. Lonesome Moon Blues
    3. Gone Dead on You
    4. Two and Two Blues
    5. One String Baby
    6. Miss Mabelle
    7. Hungry Spell
    8. Dough Roller Blues
    9. Turn On Down
    10. Shake Em' On Down
    11. Yonder Goes My Baby
    Ranie Burnette
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