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  • McLemore Avenue McLemore Avenue Quick View

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    McLemore Avenue

    McLemore Avenue is a 1970 album by Booker T. & the M.G.s that consists entirely of instrumental covers of songs from the Beatles' album Abbey Road.
    1. Medley: Golden Slumbers/Carry That Weight/The End/Here Comes The Sun/Come Together
    2. Something
    3. Medley: Because/You Never Give Me Your Money
    4. Medley: Sun King/Mean Mr. Mustard/Polythene Pam/Se Came In Through The Bathroom Window/I Want You (She's So Heavy)
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    Soul Dressing

    Following up their smash debut album Green Onions, 1965s Soul Dressing keeps the MGs party going in fine fashion. From the first smack of Al Jacksons crisp-as-a-potato-chip snare attack, the groove never lets up on these 12 original tracks. Guitarists will want to pay special attention to Steve Croppers aggressive, proto-fuzz/funk Telecastering (as surely, Jimi Hendrix, Ernie Isley and Billy Gibbons were all doing at the time). Add to that mix the cooking organ and high-voltage electric piano of Booker T. and rock salt-steady bass lines of original MG bassist Lewie Steinberg and youll have a dressing fit for any occasion. Hungry yet?


    Want to mix up this dressing at home? First, youll need to pick up the original, done-to-perfection Stax Records analog master tapes. While stirring steadily, add a high-definition dose of the freshest vinyl available. Bake at 33 1/3 degrees until done to high glossy finish. Serve in the original, full color artwork and, PLEASE, no MSG, just BT&MG!!!

    1. Soul Dressing
    2. Tic-Tac-Toe
    3. Big Train
    4. Jellybread
    5. Aw' Mercy
    6. Outrage
    7. Night Owl Walk
    8. Chinese Checkers
    9. Home Grown
    10. Mercy Mercy
    11. Plum Nellie
    12. Can't Be Still
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s

    The Original Atlantic Soul Masters 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues..


    As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school. It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.s.


    This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald Duck Dunn on bass went on to record a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history! With chart topping soul rockers like Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.


    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s for the first time on 180g Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.


    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like Mo Onions, Slim Jenkins Place and Soul Dressing. Plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals Groovin and George Gershwins Summertime.


    They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian. This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson PickettThe Best Of Wilson Pickett and Solomon BurkeThe Best Of Solomon Burke.


    1. Hip Hug-Her

    2. Slim Jenkins Place
    3. Green Onions

    4. Soul Dressing

    5. Jelly Bread

    6. Groovin

    7. Mo Onions

    8. Summertime

    9. Boot-leg

    10. Cant Be Still

    11. Tic-Tac-Toe

    12. Red, Beans And Rice

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    Green Onions

    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    Green Onions

    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself. The original Green Onions LP by the peerless Booker T. & The MG's: exact reproduction available now from SUNDAZED on 180-gram vinyl, mastered from the absolute vintage analog tapes, and so lip-smacking delicious it'll make you cry.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    Greatest Hits (Awaiting Repress)

    180 Gram Translucent Gold Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Midwestern area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Shining Star

    2. That's The Way Of The World
    3. September

    4. Can't Hide Love

    5. Got To Get You Into My Life
    6. Sing A Song

    7. Gratitude

    8. Serpentine Fire

    9. Fantasy


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    1. Kalimba Story
    2. Mighty Mighty

    3. Reasons

    4. Saturday Nite

    5. Let's Groove

    6. Boogie Wonderland ( with The Emotions)
    7. After The Love Has Gone

    8. Getaway

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  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Green Onions is the debut album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, originally released on Stax Records in October 1962. It reached number 33 on the pop album chart in the month of its release. The title single had been a hit worldwide and was covered by dozens of artists, including the Blues Brothers (featuring guitarist Steve Cropper), the Ventures, Al Kooper, the Shadows, Mongo Santamaría, Roy Buchanan (also featuring Steve Cropper and Jan Hammer), Count Basie and many others.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
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  • The Best Of Sam And Dave The Best Of Sam And Dave Quick View

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    The Best Of Sam And Dave

    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Sam & Dave for the first time on 180g audiophile vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.



    Sam Porter and Dave Prater were responsible for some of the finest soul music ever recorded back in the '60s. With an arsenal of the finest musicians like Booker T. & The M.G.'s, plus producers and writers like Issac Hayes at their call, Sam & Dave released a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history!



    With chart topping soul rockers like Hold On, I'm Comin', I Take What I Want, I Thank You and their all time trademark song Soul Man, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed duo with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Sam & Dave in 1969. This original album has been out of print for many years and for several decades in the vinyl format, that is until now!



    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk from the pens and production wizardry of Issac Hayes and David Porter like May I Baby, Wrap It Up, You Got Me Hummin and the all time soul ballad classic When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. Also included here is the original rare album cover artwork featuring the live concert photo by Walter Loos and the excellent packaging design of the legendary Stanislaw Zagorski.

    1. Hold On, I'm Comin'
    2. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    3. You Don't Know Like I Know
    4. May I Baby
    5. Soul Man
    6. Soothe Me
    7. I Thank You
    8. I Take What I Want
    9. Wrap It Up
    10. You Don't Know What You Mean To Me
    11. Small Portion Of Your Love
    12. You Got Me Hummin'
    13. Can't You Find Another Way (Of Doing It)
    14. Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody
    Sam & Dave
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  • Hip Hug-Her Hip Hug-Her Quick View

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    Hip Hug-Her

    Booker T. & The MG's smoked the charts once again in 1967 with the fabulously slinky Hip Hug-Her -just like they'd never left. As house band for Memphis' Stax Records, backing Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, the MG's had written the book on instrumental soul music, and the Hip Hug-Her album impeccably testifies to the greatness of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Alvin Jackson. MG's versions of the Young Rascals' Groovin' and Bobby Hebb's Sunny were so downright in-the-groove, they became big hits themselves all over again. Another lip-smackingly delicious exact reproduction from Sundazed, on 180-gram vinyl, from the absolute vintage analog tapes!
    1. Hip Hug-Her
    2.Soul Sanction
    3. Get Ready
    4. More
    5. Double Or Nothing
    6. Carnaby St.
    7. Slim Jenkins� Joint
    8. Pigmy
    9. Groovin�
    10. Booker�s Notion
    11. Sunny
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Got To Get Back! Got To Get Back! Quick View

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    Got To Get Back!

    The Bo-Keys are the contemporary evolution of the Memphis funk and soul sounds of Stax/Volt and Hi Records. Got To Get Back! is a snapshot of the group in the studio, jamming on instrumentals in the tradition of Booker T & the MGs and Willie Mitchell and backing up some of their favorite vocalists such as Otis Clay, William Bell and Charlie Musselwhite who make guest appearances on the album.

    1. Hi Roller

    2. Got To Get Back (To My Baby)
    3. Just Chillin'
    4. Catch This Teardrop
    5. Jack and Ginger
    6. Sundown on Beale
    7. Weak Spot
    8. 90 Days Same As Cash
    9. I'm Going Home
    10. Cauley Flower
    11. Work That Sucker
    12. Got To Get Back (To My Baby) Pt. 2
    Bo-Keys
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    Dedicated

    An All Star Tribute To Doo Wop Legends The 5 Royales


    As the original guitarist of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Steve Cropper has had a storied career. Voted one of Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time', Cropper has worked with blues legends such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and the Blues Brothers Band.


    His debut album on 429 Records is a tribute to R&B and doo wop act, The 5 Royales. The collection features reworked versions of the group's most enduring songs, and includes duets with Lucinda Williams, Steve Winwood, BB King, Bettye LeVette, John Popper, Sharon Jones, Brian May and others.

    1. 30 Second Lover (ft. Steve Winwood)

    2. Don't Be Ashamed (ft. Bettye LaVette & Willie Jones)

    3. Baby Don't Do It (ft. BB King & Shemekia Copeland)
    4. Dedicated to the One I Love (ft. Lucinda Williams & Dan Penn)

    5. My Sugar Sugar (ft. John Popper)

    6. Right Around the Cornet (ft. Delbert McClinton)

    7. Help Me Somebody (instrumental)
    8. I Do (ft. Brian May)

    9. Messin' Up (ft. Sharon Jones)

    10. Say It (ft. Bettye LaVette)

    11. Slummer the Slum (ft. Buddy Miller)

    12. Someone Made You for Me (ft. Dan Penn)

    13. Think (instrumental)
    14. Come On & Save Me (ft. Dylan LeBlanc & Sharon Jones)

    15. When I Get Like This (ft. Lucinda Williams
    Steve Cropper
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    The Best Of Wilson Pickett

    The great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock and pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.


    In 1967, Wilson 'The Wicked' Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by Booker T. and The M.G.'s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts for over a year.


    The man was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder and Bryan Ferry, just to name a few.


    Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000 Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This top ten charting 1967 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades, that is until now! Friday Music has announced for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson Pickett.


    Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the high fidelity audiophile domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.

    1. In the Midnight Hour [1965]
    2. I Found a Love [1962]
    3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) [1966]
    4. If You Need Me [1963]
    5. Mustang Sally [1966]
    6. Don't Fight It [1965]
    7. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love [1967]
    8. It's Too Late [1963]
    9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) [1966]
    10. Funky Broadway [1967]
    11. Soul Dance Number Three [1967]
    12. Land of 1000 Dances [1966]
    Wilson Pickett
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    Bound To Happen

    1969's Bound to Happen was the last-and, in many ways, most brilliant-collaboration between Soul singer William Bell and Stax label-mate Booker T. Jones. Jones produced and arranged the album, overdubbing many of the instruments himself, while the MGs and the Memphis Horns played backup. Features I Forgot to Be Your Lover, Bell's biggest hit under Stax. Available again on vinyl for the first time in 30+ years!
    1. I Forgot To Be Your Lover
    2. Western Union Man

    3. My Whole World Is Falling Down
    4. Everyday People
    5. Johnny I Love You

    6. All God's Children Got Soul

    7. Happy

    8. By The Time I Get To Phoenix
    9. Bring Them Curtain Down
    10. A Smile Can't Hide (A Broken Heart)
    11. Born Under A Bad Sign

    12. I Got A Sure Thing
    William Bell
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  • Complete & Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul Complete & Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul Quick View

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    Complete & Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul

    Ranked 254/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time


    50th Anniversary Double LP Package Includes Both Mono & Stereo Versions + Bonus 7-Inch Single


    Otis Redding helped define soul music in 1966 with Complete And Unbelievable... The Otis Redding Dictionary Of Soul. The album, which peaked at #5 on the U.S. R&B charts, was once praised by critic Jon Landau as: The finest record ever to come out of Memphis and certainly the best example of modern soul ever recorded.


    Redding recorded his fifth studio album, THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL, in the summer of 1966 at Stax Studios in Memphis. Together with Booker T. & the M.G.'s, pianist Isaac Hayes and the Memphis Horns, Redding recorded 12 songs for the album, including the all-time classics, Try A Little Tenderness and Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song).


    To celebrate the 50th anniversary of this landmark recording, Rhino will release THE OTIS REDDING DICTIONARY OF SOUL as a double-LP set featuring both mono and stereo versions of the album, the latter of which has been out-of-print for decades. Both LPs will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl for superior audio quality. The set comes with a bonus 7 reissue of the single: Try A Little Tenderness b/w I'm Sick Y'all.

    LP 1
    1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Mono] [Remastered]
    2. I'm Sick Y'All (Mono) [Remastered]
    3. Tennessee Waltz (Mono) [Remastered]
    4. Sweet Lorene (Mono) [Remastered]
    5. Try A Little Tenderness (Mono) [Remastered]
    6. Day Tripper (Mono) [Remastered]
    7. My Lover's Prayer (Mono) [Remastered]
    8. She Put The Hurt On Me (Mono) [Remastered]
    9. Ton Of Joy (Mono) [Remastered]
    10. You're Still My Baby (Mono) [Remastered]
    11. Hawg For You (Mono) [Remastered]
    12. Love Have Mercy (Mono) [Remastered]


    LP 2
    1. Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song) [Remastered]
    2. I'm Sick Y'All (Remastered)
    3. Tennessee Waltz (Remastered)
    4. Sweet Lorene (Remastered)
    5. Try A Little Tenderness (Remastered)
    6. Day Tripper (Remastered)
    7. My Lover's Prayer (Remastered)
    8. She Put The Hurt On Me (Remastered)
    9. Ton Of Joy (Remastered)
    10. You're Still My Baby (Remastered)
    11. Hawg For You (Remastered)
    12. Love Have Mercy (Remastered)


    7-Inch Single
    1. Try A Little Tenderness (Remastered)
    2. I'm Sick Y'All (Remastered)

    Otis Redding
    $39.99
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    Christmas Spirit

    Booker T. & the MG's the heart, soul and pulse of Stax Records cut their incredible holiday album, In the Christmas Spirit in mid-1966. With their unique, soulful groove, Jones, Cropper, Dunn and Jackson interpret 12 holiday classics, infusing each and every track with funk, taste and style. Just listen to that chiming organ, that pulsing bass, that ringing guitarand is that 12 drummers drumming? No, its just Al Jackson, the man with a beat so big that the elves can hear it all the up in the North Pole! To guarantee the funkiest Christmas ever, make sure that you keep In the Christmas Spirit by your side throughout the Yuletide.


    This labor of love from Sundazed Music is sourced from the original analog (and fruitcake free!) Stax Records masters, pressed on vinyl pure as the driven snow, wrapped in the festive original artwork and hung by the chimney with care. Wait, the chimney?!?! Oh, no, the fires still burningquick, throw some eggnog on it!!!

    1. Jingle Bells
    2. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
    3. Winter Wonderland
    4. White Christmas
    5. The Christmas Song
    6. Silver Bells
    7. Merry Christmas Baby
    8. Blue Christmas
    9. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
    10. Silent Night
    11. We Three Kings
    12. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    The Memphis Soul Sound Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s

    Original Recordings - Remastered


    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself.

    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore
    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You
    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    And Now!

    And Now!, Booker T. & the MGs third album, marked a major change in the bands lineup with Donald Duck Dunn replacing Lewie Steinberg on bass. The addition of Dunns funkier style is in full evidence on tracks like In the Midnight Hour and Think, the latter song also featuring blistering Telecaster licks from six-string stalwart Steve Cropper. The balance of the album includes original songs , like Top Twenty R&B single My Sweet Potato, and current chart hits, done in that inimitable MG style. With Booker T.s evocative keyboard lines and Al Jacksons propulsive percussion, this was a band of individual virtuosos that became an even greater whole. And nowget ready for the soul jam!


    This magnificent, made-in-Memphis LP is sourced from the original analog Stax Records master tapes, pressed High-Definition vinyl and outfitted in original artwork so sharp and clean that you would swear it just came off the rack at Lansky Brothers Department Store!

    1. My Sweet Potato
    2. Jericho
    3. Now Matter What Shape
    4. One Mint Julep
    5. In The Midnight Hour
    6. Summertime
    7. Working in The Coal Mine
    8. Don't Mess Up A Good Thing
    9. Think
    10. Taboo
    11. Soul Jam
    12. Sentimental Journey
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    Gratitude

    180 Gram Translucent Blue Colored Vinyl With Gatefold Cover


    Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso


    Manufactured At R.T.I.


    During the 1970s, a new brand of pop music was born - one that was steeped in African and African-American styles - particularly jazz and R&B but appealed to a broader cross-section of the listening public. As founder and leader of the band Earth, Wind & Fire, Maurice White not only embraced but also helped bring about this evolution of pop, which bridged the gap that has often separated the musical tastes of black and white America. It certainly was successful, as EWF combined high-caliber musicianship, wide-ranging musical genre eclecticism, and '70s multicultural spiritualism. "I wanted to do something that hadn't been done before," Maurice explains. "Although we were basically jazz musicians, we played soul, funk, gospel, blues, jazz, rock and dance music which somehow ended up becoming pop. We were coming out of a decade of experimentation, mind expansion and cosmic awareness. I wanted our music to convey messages of universal love and harmony without force-feeding listeners' spiritual content."Maurice was born December 19, 1941, in Memphis, TN. He was immersed in a rich musical culture that spanned the boundaries between jazz, gospel, R&B, blues and early rock. All of these styles played a role in the development of Maurice's musical identity. At age six, he began singing in his church's gospel choir but soon his interest turned to percussion. He began working gigs as a drummer while still in high school. His first professional performance was with Booker T. Jones, who eventually achieved stardom as Booker T and the MGs.After graduating high school, Maurice moved to the Windy City to continue his musical education at the prestigious Chicago Conservatory Of Music. He continued picking up drumming jobs on the side, which eventually lead to a steady spot as a studio percussionist with the legendary Chicago label, Chess Records. At Chess, Maurice had the privilege of playing with such greats as Etta James, Fontella Bass, Billy Stewart, Willie Dixon, Sonny Stitt and Ramsey Lewis, whose trio he joined in 1967. He spent nearly three years as part of the Ramsey Lewis Trio. "Ramsey helped shape my musical vision beyond just the music," Maurice explains. "I learned about performance and staging." Maurice also learned about the African thumb piano, or Kalimba, an instrument whose sound would become central to much of his work over the years.In 1969, Maurice left the Ramsey Lewis Trio and joined two friends in Chicago, Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead, as a songwriting team composing songs and commercials in the Chicago area. The three friends got a recording contract with Capitol and called themselves the "Salty Peppers," and had a marginal hit in the Mid-western area called "La La Time." That band featured Maurice on vocals, percussion and Kalimba along with keyboardists/vocalists Wade Flemons and Don Whitehead.


    After relocating to Los Angeles and signing a new contract with Warner Bros., Maurice simultaneously made what may have been the smartest move of his young career. He changed the band's name to Earth, Wind & Fire (after the three elements in his astrological chart). The new name also captured Maurice's spiritual approach to music - one that transcended categories and appealed to multiple artistic principals, including composition, musicianship, production, and performance. In addition to White, Flemons and Whitehead, Maurice recruited Michael Beal on guitar, Leslie Drayton, Chester Washington and Alex Thomas on horns, Sherry Scott on vocals, percussionist Phillard Williams and his younger brother Verdine on bass.


    Earth, Wind & Fire recorded two albums for Warner Brothers: the self-titled 1970 album Earth, Wind And Fire and the 1971 album The Need Of Love. A single from this album, "I Think About Lovin' You," provided EWF with their first Top 40 R&B hit. Also in 1971, the group performed the soundtrack to the Melvin Van Peebles film 'Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song'.


    In 1972, White dissolved the line-up (except he and brother Verdine White) and added Jessica Cleaves (vocals - formerly of the R&B group The Friends of Distinction), Ronnie Laws (flute, saxophone), Roland Bautista (guitar), Larry Dunn (keyboard), Ralph Johnson (percussion) and Philip Bailey (vocals, formerly of Friends & Love). Maurice became disillusioned with Warner Brothers, which had signed the group primarily as a jazz act. Maurice, in contrast, was more interested in combining elements of jazz, rock, and soul into an evolving form of fusion, a truly universal sound.


    A performance at New York's Rockefeller Center introduced EWF to Clive Davis, then President of Columbia Records. Davis loved what he saw and bought their contract from Warner Bros. With Columbia Records, debuting with the 1972 album Last Days And Time, the group slowly began to build a reputation for innovative recordings and exciting, live shows, complete with feats of magic (floating pianos, spinning drum kits, vanishing artists) engineered by Doug Henning and his then-unknown assistant David Copperfield. Their first gold album, Head To The Sky, peaked at number 27 pop in the summer of 1973, yielding a smooth tangy cover of "Evil" and the title track single. The first platinum EWF album, Open Our Eyes, whose title track was a remake of the classic originally recorded by Savoy Records group the Gospel Clefs, included "Mighty Mighty" (number four R&B) and "Kalimba Story" (number six R&B).


    Maurice once again shared a label roster with Ramsey Lewis, whose Columbia debut Sun Goddess, was issued in December 1974. The radio-aired title track was released as a single under the name Ramsey Lewis and Earth, Wind & Fire. It went to number 20 R&B in early 1975. The Sun Goddess album went gold, hitting number 12 pop in early 1975. Maurice had also played on Lewis' other high-charting album, Wade In The Water; the title track single peaked at number three R&B in the summer of 1966.


    The inspiration for "Shining Star" (one of EW&F's most beloved singles) was gleaned from thoughts Maurice had during a walk under the star-filled skies that surrounded the mountains around Caribou Ranch, CO a popular recording site and retreat during the '70s. The track was originally included in the 'That's The Way Of The World' movie that starred Harvey Keitel and was produced by Sig Shore (Superfly). "Shining Star" glittered at number one R&B for two weeks and hit number one pop in early 1975. It was included on their 1975 multi-platinum album That's The Way Of The World that held the number one pop spot for three weeks in Spring 1975 and earned them their first Grammy Award. The title track single made it to number five R&B in summer of 1975. It also yielded the classic ballad "Reasons," an extremely popular radio-aired album track.


    The multi-platinum album Gratitude held the number one pop album spot for three weeks in late 1975. On the album was "Singasong" (gold, number one R&B for two weeks, number five pop), the Skip Scarborough ballad "Can't Hide Love" (number 11 R&B), and the popular radio-aired album tracks "Celebrate," "Gratitude," and the live version of "Reasons." In 1976, Maurice decided he wanted to record a spiritual album. The multi-platinum album Spirit parked at number two pop for two weeks in fall of 1976 and boasted the gold, number one R&B single "Getaway" and "Saturday Nite." Spirit is remembered as one of EWF's best albums and sadly for also being the last project of Producer Charles Stepney. He died May 17, 1976, in Chicago, IL, at the age of 45. Charles was a former Chess Records arranger/producer/session musician/multi-instrumentalist/songwriter and Maurice's main collaborator on his EWF projects. The multi-platinum album All 'N All peaked at number three pop in late 1977, won three Grammy's, and had arrangements by Chicago soul mainstay Tom Tom Washington and Eumir Deodato. The singles were "Serpentine Fire" (number one R&B for seven weeks) and "Fantasy." The group's horn section, the legendary Phenix Horns (Don Myrick on saxophone, Louis Satterfield on trombone, Rahmlee Michael Davis and Michael Harris on trumpets) became an integral part of the Earth, Wind & Fire sound.


    During this time, Maurice produced several artists such as The Emotions (1976's Flowers and 1977's Rejoice which included the number one R&B/pop hit "Best Of My Love") and Deniece Williams (1976's This Is Niecy which included the Top Ten R&B hit "Free"). In the late seventies, in association with Columbia Records, Maurice also launched a record label, ARC.


    The multi-platinum greatest-hits set The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire, Vol. I included a cover of the Beatles' "Got To Get You Into My Life" went to number one R&B and number nine pop in Summer 1978. The group performed the song in the 1978 Bee Gees/Peter Frampton movie 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'. Another single, "September," made it to number one R&B, number eight pop in early 1978. On the flip side was the enchanting popular radio-aired album track "Love's Holiday" from All 'N All.


    Their live performances were stellar as well. Sellout crowds were spellbound by the band's bombastic performances. Their performances blasted a cosmic wave of peace, love and other happy vibrations to audiences using a combination of eye-popping costumes, lights, pyrotechnics and plain old good music. Sometimes they even threw in magic illusions. Earth, Wind & Fire's message was one of universal harmony, in both musical and cultural senses. "We live in a negative society," Maurice told Newsweek. "Most people can't see beauty and love. I see our music as medicine."


    The multi-platinum album I Am hit number three pop in Summer 1979 on the strength of the million-selling single "Boogie Wonderland" with The Emotions (number two R&B for four weeks, number six pop) and the phenomenal gold ballad "After The Love Has Gone," written by David Foster, Jay Graydon and Bill Champlin that stayed at number two R&B/pop for two weeks. Their Faces album peaked at number ten pop in late 1980 and was boosted to gold by the singles "Let Me Talk" (number eight R&B), "You" (number ten R&B), and "And Love Goes On."


    The million-selling funked-up "Let's Groove," co-written by The Emotions' Wanda Vaughn and her husband Wayne Vaughn, was the track that re-energized EWF's career, parking at number one R&B for eight weeks and number three pop, causing their Raise! album to go platinum (hitting number five pop in late 1981). Their next gold album Powerlight made it to number 12 pop in spring 1983 and included the Top Ten R&B single and Grammy-nominated "Fall In Love With Me." Their 1983 Electric Universe album stalled at number 40 pop, breaking the band's string of gold, platinum and multi-platinum albums.


    In 1983, Maurice decided he and the band needed a break. During this hiatus, Maurice recorded his self-titled solo album Maurice White and produced various artists including Neal Diamond, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Holliday. Reuniting with the band in 1987, EWF released the album Touch The World and scored yet another number one R&B single, "System of Survival" and embarked on a corresponding nine-month world tour. This was followed by the 1988 release The Best Of Earth, Wind & Fire Vol. II.


    In 1990 the group released the album Heritage. Two years later, Earth, Wind & Fire released The Eternal Dance; a 55-track boxed set retrospective of the band's entire history. The appearance of such a project after a prolonged period of relative inactivity signaled to many listeners that the band was calling it quits but that did not turn out to be case. In 1993, EWF released the album, Millennium that included the Grammy-nominated "Sunday Morning" and "Spend The Night."


    Earth, Wind & Fire kept recording and in 1996 released Avatar and Greatest Hits Live; followed by 1997's In The Name Of Love; 2002's That's The Way Of The World: Alive In '75; Live In Rio which was recorded during their 1979 "I Am World Tour;" 2003's The Promise, which included the Grammy-nominated "Hold Me" and 2005's Illumination, which included the Grammy-nominated "Show Me The Way."


    In 2000, the nine-piece '70s edition of Earth, Wind & Fire reunited for one night only in honor of their induction into The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. In 2001, Eagle Rock Entertainment released the documentary 'Earth, Wind & Fire: Shining Stars', which contains rarely seen historic video footage along with in-depth interviews with the band members.


    Even though Maurice is no longer a part of the touring group, he remains the band's heart and soul from behind the scenes as composer and producer. Maurice reflects, "I wanted to create a library of music that would stand the test of time. 'Cosmic Consciousness' is the key component of our work. Expanding awareness and uplifting spirits is so important in this day. People are looking for more. I hope our music can give them some encouragement and peace."

    LP 1
    1. Introduction

    2. Africano/ Power Medley

    3. Yearnin' Learnin'

    4. Devotion

    5. Sun Goddess
    6. Reasons

    7. Sing A Message To You


    LP 2
    1. Shining Star

    2. New World Symphony
    3. Sunshine

    4. Singasong

    5. Gratitude

    6. Celebrate

    7. Can't Hide Love

    Earth, Wind & Fire
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  • The Booker T. Set The Booker T. Set Quick View

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    The Booker T. Set

    The Booker T. Set finds Booker T. & The M.G.'s putting their twist of organ-driven soul on classic tracks, paying homage to some of the biggest hits of the
    1960s (The Beatles' "Michelle" and "Lady Madonna," The Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and Simon & Garfunkle's "Mrs. Robinson," to name a few). The
    album features M.G.'s Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums and the legendary Steve Cropper on guitar.
    1. The Horse
    2. Love Child
    3. Sing A Simple Song
    4. Lady Madonna
    5. Mrs. Robinson
    6. This Guy's In Love With You
    7. Light My Fire
    8. Michelle
    9. You're All I Need To Get By
    10. I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
    11. It's Your Thing
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    Library Catalog Music Series: Music for Measurements

    This is a series of instrumental albums designed for possible use in film and TV, for home or office background sounds, or for personal needs, such as relaxation, stimulation, meditation, concentration, or elation. Asthmatic Kitty asked a select group of talented artists to create a unique recording for this collection. Law Of The Least Effort is the name under which Casey Foubert records his instrumental compositions. An homage to 60s and 70s session bands like The Meters, Booker T. And The MGs, The Funk Brothers, the JB's, and guitar players like Clarence White, Link Wray, and JJ Cale.
    1. Ringing Bell
    2. Lobby Call
    3. Massive Transaction
    4. Law 2
    5. Skin Tight
    6. Law 1
    7. Blu
    8. Dig the Garden
    9. Law 13
    10. Temperature Tongue
    Law Of The Least Effort
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    Elvis At Stax

    Riding high on the success of Aloha From Hawaii, Elvis did something remarkable. He decided that his next recording project would be on his home turf - Memphis, TN. The most desirable studio in town was the red-hot STAX - the launching pad of such greats as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, Sam & Dave and Isaac Hayes. Elvis assembled the very best musicians in town - members of Booker T. and The MGs, The Memphis Boys and his own TCB band to create the ultimate band and he searched for fresh new material that would reect his new path. Such songs as "I Got A Feelin' In My Body" and "Loving Arms" demonstrate an artist looking to broaden his palette and his reach.


    The Stax material has never been positioned as a whole body of work - but is an amazing chapter of Elvis' career. With the Elvis At Stax release, all of this material is collected for the rst time. Along with some of the funky outtakes, it creates a fresh new package that, while it doesn't have the known hits, tells a great story.

    LP1
    1. Promised Land
    2. I've Got A Thing About You Baby
    3. If You Talk In Your Sleep
    4. Raised On Rock
    5. Help Me
    6. I Got A Feelin' In My Body
    7. For Ol' Times Sake
    8. Talk About The Good Times
    9. Good Time Charlie's Got The Blues


    LP2
    1. You Asked Me To
    2. Loving Arms
    3. Your Love's Been A Long Time Coming
    4. Spanish Eyes
    5. It's Midnight
    6. Find Out What's Happening
    7. Three Corn Patches
    8. My Boy

    Elvis Presley
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    The Live Adventures Of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper

    In the wake of the success of their seminal 1968 Super Session release, blues-steeped guitar hero Mike Bloomfield (Butterfield Blues Band and Electric Flag) and multi-talented keyboardist/singer Al Kooper (Blues Project and Blood, Sweat & Tears) teamed up again for a historic series of joint performances as San Francisco's legendary Fillmore West, which are documented on The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper.


    The resulting live album, culled from three nights' worth of shows and released in 1969, is a powerful testament to the formidable musical chemistry of these two rock legends, whose collaboration began when they played on Bob Dylan's classic Highway 61 Revisited. The Fillmore performances bring out the best in both musicians, who stretch out on assortment of tunes, including the Kooper/Bloomfield original Her Holy Modal Highness, Paul Simon's The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy), The Band's The Weight, Booker T. and the MGs' Green Onions and Albert King's Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong, which features a rare Bloomfield vocal. The album also features guest appearances by Elvin Bishop and Carlos Santana.


    Unavailable in its original format for decades, The Live Adventures of Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper has been meticulously restored to its original double-LP form for this vinyl reissue, using Sundazed's exacting technical and aesthetic standards. The album is pressed on high-quality, high-definition vinyl, and duplicates the album's original gatefold cover art, including legendary artist Norman Rockwell's iconic cover painting of Bloomfield and Kooper.

    1. Opening Speech
    2. The 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy)
    3. I Wonder Who
    4. Her Holy Modal Highness
    5. The Weight
    6. Mary Ann
    7. Together 'Til the End of Time
    8. That's All Right
    9. Green Onions
    10. Sonny Boy Williamson
    11. No More Lonely Nights
    12. Dear Mr. Fantasy
    13. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
    14. Finale-Refugee
    Mike Bloomfield & Al Kooper
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    Christmas In Soulsville

    A collection of soulful holiday tunes. This festive compilation includes yuletide songs from the likes of Otis Redding, The Staple Singers, Booker T & The MGs, Albert King, Rufus Thomas, Isaac Hayes and many others.
    1. Merry Christmas, Baby [take 1] - Otis Redding
    2. Who Took The Merry Out Of Christmas - The Staple Singers
    3. Winter Wonderland [take 2] - Booker T & The MG's
    4. The Mistletoe And Me (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    5. Black Christmas - The Emotions
    6. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Albert King
    7. White Christmas - Rance Allen Group
    8. I'll Be Your Santa Baby - Rufus Thomas
    9. Please Come Home For Christmas - Little Johnny Taylor
    10. What Do The Lonely Do At Christmas - The Emotions
    11. Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin' (Album Version) - Mack Rice
    12. Winter Snow (Album Version) - Isaac Hayes
    13. It's Christmas Time Again (The Christmas Song) - The Temprees
    14. Christmas Comes But Once A Year - Albert King
    15. That Makes Christmas Day - Rufus Thomas
    Various Artists
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    Havana Moon

    The third Carlos Santana solo album marks a surprising turn toward 1950s rock & roll and Tex-Mex, with covers such as Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love" and Chuck Berry's title song. The album features performances by Booker T & the MGs, Willie Nelson and the Fabulous Thunderbirds, and also Carlos' father Jose singing "Vereda Tropical" - a song Carlos had first heard when his father was serenading his mother following an argument.


    Produced by veteran R&B producers Jerry Wexler and Barry Beckett, the album features an eclectic mix of sidemen, including Booker T. Jones of Booker T & the MG's, Willie Nelson, Jimmie Vaughan, Flaco JimÉnez, Stephen Kupka (of Tower Of Power) and many more.


    Havana Moon is a light effort, but it's one of Santana's most enjoyable albums, which may explain why it was also the best-selling Santana album outside the group releases in ten years.

    1. Watch Your Step
    2. Lightnin'
    3. Who Do You Love
    4. Mudbone
    5. One With You
    6. Ecuador
    7. Tales of Kilimanjaro
    8. Havana Moon
    9. Daughter of the Night
    10. They All Went To Mexico
    11. Verda Tropical
    Santana
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