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  • Birdland Birdland Quick View

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    Birdland

    A new, previously unreleased live album from big band leader and wildman drummer Buddy Rich is set to be released. The album, titled Birdland, captures Buddy and his Killer Force band when they were at the height of their powers.
    - Elmore Magazine
    1. Mexicali Nose
    2. Birdland
    3. Milestones
    4. Just Friends
    5. Moment's Notice
    6. I Hear A Rhapsody
    7. CTA
    8. Parthenia
    9. Keep The Customer Satisfied
    Buddy Rich
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  • The Roar Of 74 The Roar Of 74 Quick View

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    The Roar Of 74

    Buddy Rich was the most powerful drummer of all time. In late 1973, the Buddy Rich big band still featured the explosive drummer in prime, competitive form. The orchestra's key soloist during the era was Pat LaBarbera (doubling on tenor and soprano); guitarist Joe Beck also has a spot on Big Mac. The charts (by Ernie Wilkins, John LaBarbera, Manny Albam, Greg Hopkins and Don Menza) for this album emphasize hard-driving swing, with the highlights including Nuttville, "Kilimanjaro Cookout," "Waltz of the Mushroom Hunters," Senator Sam and Menza's memorable Time Check.
    1. Nuttville
    2. Kilimanjaro Cookout
    3. Big Mac
    4. Backwoods Sideman
    5. Time Check
    6. Prelude To A Kiss
    7. Waltz Of The Mushroom Hunters
    8. Senator Sam
    Buddy Rich
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  • Rave On Buddy Holly Rave On Buddy Holly Quick View

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    Rave On Buddy Holly

    Rave On Buddy Holly is a 19 song 2LP collection of indelible Buddy Holly covers by a rich assemblage of current musical visionaries and creative kindred spirits. Featuring Paul McCartney, Nick Lowe, Patti Smith, The Black Keys, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Graham Nash, Fiona Apple, Lou Reed, Julian Casablancas and many more!

    1. Dearest (The Black Keys)

    2. Everyday (Fiona Apple & Jon Brion)
    3. It's So Easy (Paul McCartney)
    4. Not Fade Away (Florence and the Machine)
    5. (You're So Square) Baby, I Don't Care (Cee Lo Green)
    6. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Karen Elson)
    7. Rave On (Julian Casablancas)
    8. I'm Gonna Love You Too (Jenny O)
    9. Maybe Baby (Justin Townes Earle)
    10. Oh Boy (She & Him)
    11. Changing All Those Changes (Nick Lowe)
    12. Words of Love (Patti Smith)
    13. True Love Ways (My Morning Jacket)
    14. That'll Be the Day (Modest Mouse)
    15. Well All Right (Kid Rock)
    16. Heartbeat (The Detroit Cobras)
    17. Peggy Sue (Lou Reed)
    18. Peggy Sue Got Married (John Doe)
    19. Raining In My Heart (Graham Nash)

    Various Artists
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  • You Haunt Me You Haunt Me Quick View

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    You Haunt Me

    Sir Sly is not a person but the sum of its parts. Landon Jacobs, Hayden Coplen, and
    Jason Suwito often refer to Sir Sly as an elusive, almost unattainable entity they strive to
    embody. This personification of the mysterious Sir Sly is what helps drive the nonstop
    creative process that keeps the trio constantly writing and recording music, tirelessly
    striving to create art that is inventive and honest.


    The Los Angeles based band write, record, produce, mix and master all of their music in
    their own recording studio, where they have developed their signature sound - a delicate
    balance of solemnly surging, yet indelibly catchy electronic indie rock.


    Before coming together as Sir Sly in the Fall of 2012, each member spent years
    perfecting their self-taught respective crafts, honing their skills in whatever ways they
    could. Lead singer Landon Jacobs began writing songs at age 13 in the bedroom of his
    southern California home, after learning to play guitar and piano. Drummer Hayden
    Coplen learned how to play by watching and imitating old videos of Buddy Rich and
    Gene Krupa. Keyboardist Jason Suwito built the band's studio himself, and self-taught
    the technical skills involved with recording engineering and music production.
    It's this refreshing self-sustaining approach to creating music that initially brought the
    three members together, and has kept them continually working to develop and maintain
    the spirit of Sir Sly

    1. Where I'm Going
    2. Ghost
    3. Gold
    4. You Haunt Me
    5. Found You Out
    6. Nowhere / Bloodlines pt. I
    7. Inferno ft. Lizzy Plapinger from MS MR
    8. Leave You
    9. Floods
    10. Too Far Gone
    11. Helpless / Bloodlines pt. II
    Sir Sly
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  • The American Metaphysical Circus The American Metaphysical Circus Quick View

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    The American Metaphysical Circus

    The American Metaphysical Circus is a 1969 psychedelic album by Joseph Joe Byrd. It was recorded after his departure from the band The United States of America, and featured some of the earliest recorded work in rock music utilizing extensive use of synthesizers and vocoder, along with an extended group of West Coast studio musicians Byrd named The Field Hippies.


    The album is most noted for The Sub-Sylvian Litanies, which opened Side A. This three-part suite has been described as an entire acid trip in 11 minutes. Other album highlights include the equally psychedelic The Elephant at the Door, and the politically charged Invisible Man, written for and aimed squarely at President Lyndon B. Johnson. Two of the more unusual tracks on the record are Mister Fourth of July - a ragtime tune complete with scratchy 78RPM-style effects, and Leisure World, featuring narration from long-time ABC voice-over and Ghoulardi originator Ernie Anderson in an ode to California's first retirement mega-community.


    Among the musicians featured on the record are prominent West Coast studio musicians Tom Scott and the late Ted Greene, who is credited with the album's stellar guitar work in one of his few recorded appearances. Meyer Hirsch was a member of the Buddy Rich Big Band and is an experimental composer. Vocalist Victoria Bond has gone on to a prominent career as a classical composer, conductor and vocalist. Fred Selden, a student of Byrd's at UCLA, joined the Don Ellis Orchestra (led by Byrd's partner in the UCLA New Music Workshop), received a Grammy nomination, and later returned to UCLA to receive his Ph.D.


    The extensive use of effects, delays, echoes, backwards vocals and other recording tricks and techniques are reminiscent of some of the experiments and work carried out by George Martin as well as Pink Floyd. Byrd in fact referenced Martin in a 2004 interview

    1. Kalyani
    2. You Can't Ever Come Down
    3. Moonsong: Pelog
    4. Four Dreams for a Departing President: Patriot's Lullabye
    5. Four Dreams for a Departing President: Nightmare Train
    6. Four Dreams for a Departing President: Invisible Man
    7. Four Dreams for a Departing President: Mister 4th of July
    8. Gospel Music
    9. The Sing-Along Song
    10. The Elephant at the Door
    11. Leisure World
    12. The Sing-Along Song (Reprise)
    Joe Byrd and the Field Hippies
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  • Rhythm & Blues Rhythm & Blues Quick View

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    Rhythm & Blues

    Double LP Features Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart And Aerosmith Members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry And Brad Whitford!


    Six-time Grammy Award winner and 2012 Kennedy Center Honoree Buddy Guy releases his studio album, Rhythm & Blues, on RCA Records. The follow-up to his 2010 Grammy Award winning album Living Proof, this double-disc masterpiece features first time studio collaborations with A-list artists Kid Rock, Keith Urban, Gary Clark, Jr., Beth Hart and Aerosmith members Steven Tyler, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford.


    Produced by Grammy Award winning producer/songwriter and longtime collaborator Tom Hambridge (Skin Deep, Living Proof), Rhythm & Blues captures the 76 year-young Guy at the peak of his creativity. Replete with heartfelt vocals, straightforward lyrics and mesmerizing guitar licks, Rhythm & Blues not only exemplifies how blues continues to be the foundation of all genres of today's music, it also illustrates why Guy has been influential in the careers of Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.


    The Rhythm disc includes rhythm and blues-style blues with deep grooves, such as the Junior Wells' 1960 hit "Messin With The Kid" featuring Kid Rock, the touching "One Day Away" with Keith Urban, and "What You're Gonna Do About Me," a rousing duet with Beth Hart. Guy rounds out the disc with "Best In Town," "Whiskey Ghost," Guitar Slim's "Well I Done Got Over It" and more.


    The Blues disc taps into the genre's rich history with "Meet Me In Chicago," "I Could Die Happy," "Never Gonna Change" and "All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues." Aerosmith's Tyler, Perry and Whitford contribute to the musical lesson with "Evil Twin" while Gary Clark, Jr. joins Guy on "Blues Don't Care."


    In a career that spans nearly 50 years with over 50 albums released, the incomparable Buddy Guy recently added the prestigious Kennedy Center Honors and NARM Chairman's Award for Sustained Creative Achievement to his long list of achievements. Guy is the recipient of 30 awards and accolades, including 6 Grammy Awards, 28 Blues Music Awards (formerly W. C. Handy Awards), Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, the first annual Great Performer of Illinois Award, a Billboard Music Awards' Century Award for distinguished artistic achievement, the Presidential National Medal of Arts, in addition to being listed as one of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time by Rolling Stone.

    LP 1
    1. Best In Town
    2. Justifyin'
    3. I Go By Feel
    4. Messin' With The Kid (Feat. Kid Rock)
    5. What's Up With That Woman
    6. One Day Away (Feat. Keith Urban)
    7. Well I Done Got Over It
    8. What You Gonna Do About Me (Feat. Beth Hart)
    9. The Devil's Daughter
    10. Whiskey Ghost
    11. Rhythm Inner Groove


    LP 2
    1. Meet Me In Chicago
    2. Too Damn Bad
    3. Evil Twin (Feat. Steven Tyler, Joe Perry & Brad Whitford)
    4. I Could Die Happy
    5. Never Gonna Change
    6. All That Makes Me Happy Is The Blues
    7. My Mama Loved Me
    8. Blues Don't Care (Feat. Gary Clark, Jr.)
    9. I Came Up Hard
    10. Poison Ivy

    Buddy Guy
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  • Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure) Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Newport Uproar (Pure Pleasure)

    The 1967 Newport Jazz Festival, fourteenth in a world-famous series, was inexplicably the first at which Lionel Hampton had ever appeared. Better late than never, the great vibist and bandleader came, played and conquered. As the crowd roars ecstatically at the end of this record, the awed but happy voice of producer George Wein is heard: »This hasn't happened since Duke « he begins, casting back in his mind to 1956 and the nearest comparable triumph.



    There is nothing quite so effective as a big band at an outdoor jazz festival. So the 1967 Newport programme included those of Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Woody Herman, Don Ellis and Lionel Hampton. Lionel knew the competition he had to face, and knew that in the festival's climatic spot - the last act on the last night - his performance would be compared with those of all the others. He prepared accordingly.
    Members of his Inner Circle, the octet with which he normally works, would provide the nucleus for an orchestra largely composed of alumni from his earlier bands. When the call went out to the Old Guard, the response was magnificent, as a glance at the personnel will show. Top names in the profession came back to join him, to form one of the great all-star bands of all time. A two week engagement at The Metropole in New York, immediately before the festival, served as a prolonged dress rehearsal, where the ensembles were polished and new arrangements familiarized. Enthusiasm mounted night by night in the Seventh Avenue club, among musicians and public alike, until Newport and the evening of 3rd July were reached. Then, as you will hear, the spirit was willing and the flesh far, far from weak.



    All these preparations ensured a good performance, but the spark, the magic necessary to make it a great one, had to come from the leader. Everybody knows that he is a kind of rhythmic dynamo-driving, full of energy, unsparing of himself. His commitment and conviction communicate rapidly with any audience, so that it is soon won over to his side. Yet in the long, ninety minute program, errors in pacing would have been easy, forgivable, but extremely damaging. A climax reached too soon would have led to anti-climax, and a flat feeling as the crowd left the ground. As it was, Lionel's long professional experience served him superbly, so that his program rose steadily and inexorably to the all-out, emotional frenzy of Flying Home. Like a good general, he never lost his grasp on the situation. He inspired his men by personal example on the vibes, reinforced the beat on a second set of drums, and finally brought up the reserves - Alan Dawson, Milt Buckner and Illinois Jacquet - at just the right time, and in the right spot, to secure an unforgettable triumph and a tumultuous ovation.



    Musicians:



    • Lionel Hampton (vibraphone, piano, drums)

    • Illinois Jacquet (tenor saxophone)

    • Snooky Young, Wallace Davenport (trumpet)

    • Al Grey, Benny Powell (trombone)

    • Jerome Richardson, George Dorsey, Ed Pazant (reeds)

    • John Spruill, Milt Buckne (piano)

    • Billy Mackel (guitar)

    • George Duvivier (bass)

    • Steve Little (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. Turn Me Loose
    2. Thai Silk
    3. Tempo's Birthday
    4. Greasy Greens
    5. Greasy Greens (Encore)
    6. Meety Benny Baily
    7. Medley:
    Hey! Ba-Ba-Re-Bop/Hamp's Boogie Woogie
    8. Misunderstood Blues
    9. Flying Home
    Lionel Hampton
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  • The Whistles & The Bells The Whistles & The Bells Quick View

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    The Whistles & The Bells

    Nashville-based The Whistles & The Bells is set to release their self-titled album, produced by Grammy Award winning engineer Vance Powell (Jack White, Chris Thile, Buddy Guy). The vehicle of singer/songwriter Bryan Simpson, former front man of Cadillac Sky, The Whistles & The Bells defy easy categorization as folk, alt-country, indie rock and gospel thread together to create a rich musical tapestry that matches the intense soul searching of Simpson's evocative and poetic lyrics.
    1. Mercy Please
    2. Transistor Resistor
    3. Ghost Town
    4. Canary Cage
    5. Two Elephants
    6. Skeletons
    7. Ghetto Gold
    8. Cosmic Torpedoes
    9. Last Night God Sang Me A Song
    10. Bad Superheroes
    11. Shadow Of Death
    The Whistles & The Bells
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  • The Glory Road The Glory Road Quick View

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    The Glory Road

    Her voice was all Saturday night, delivered on a Sunday
    morning. Patsy on Jesus. Elvis without the pelvis. Fern
    Jones' only album, released by Dot Records in 1959,
    captured 36-year-old Sister Fern as she anointed
    church music with the same untamed energy that
    younger white Southerners were bringing to their rock
    'n' roll. Produced by Mac Wiseman and showcasing crack
    Nashville session players Hank "Sugarfoot" Garland,
    Floyd Cramer, Joe Zinkan, and Buddy Harman fresh
    off their June 1958 session with The Pelvis, Singing A
    Happy Song should've taken Jones from dusty canvas
    big tops to the Opry's storied stage. But with no 45 to
    flog, Jones instead sold nary a record and never did hear
    herself on the radio. Her fiery rockabilly gospel was a
    few shades too radical for the conservative, traditional,
    near puritanical public she played to anyway. Fern
    Jones: The Glory Road collects her Singing A Happy
    Song LP and cuts including "Didn't It Rain," from her
    The Joneses Sing album, into one rousing package,
    rich with the details and imagery of a brief career
    spent tethered to the hard ground and gazing skyward.
    The Glory Road'ssound gnaws at the bit and stands in
    reverence, a runaway rockabilly tent show without a
    single drop of rain on the horizon.
    1. You Ain't Got Nothin'
    2. I Do Believe
    3. I Was There When It Happened
    4. Be Thankful You're You
    5. Strange Things Happening Every Day
    6. I Ain't Got Time
    7. Just A Little Talk With Jesus
    8. Keeps Me Busy
    9. Take My Hand, Precious Lord
    10. I Am A Pilgrim And A Stranger
    11. Let Tomorrow Be
    12. Didn't It Rain
    13. When I Meet You
    14. By And By
    15. I Don't Care What The World May Do
    16. This World Is Not My Home
    Fern Jones
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  • Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast) Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast) Quick View

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    Fiddler On The Roof (Original Broadway Cast)


    Cut From The Original Stereo Tapes By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound


    Legendary 1964 Stereo Recording On 180-Gram Vinyl For The First Time


    Housed In A Stoughton Old Style Tip-on Jacket


    180-Gram Vinyl Pressed And Plated At RTI


    Revival Of Musical Is Currently Playing On Broadway At The Broadway Theatre


    Based on Sholom Aleichem's stories about a poor milkman in late 19th century Russia, and the five daughters for whom he seeks significant weddings, this great musical, which opened at the Imperial Theatre on September 22, 1964, benefited from the portrayal of Zero Mostel as Tevye, and Jerome Robbins' splendid choreography in Boris Aronson's sets inspired by the paintings of Marc Chagall. In the profuse score created by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, If I Were A Rich Man stands out as the anthem of everyone looking for a better life. Before she became Mame's bosom buddy and a television Golden Girl, Bea Arthur played Yente, the matchmaker; and Maria Karnilova traded her stripper's outfit in Gypsy for the torn dress worn by Golde, Tevye's long-suffering and silent wife. Others who shone in the cast included Julia Migenes as Hodel; Bert Convy as Perchik, the student; Austin Pendleton, as Motel, the tailor; and Leonard Frey, as Mendel, the rabbi's son. Even though several actors (Herschel Bernardi, Luther Adler, Harry Goz, among others) played the milkman during the show's long run of 3,242 performances, Mostel's portrayal remains its supreme incarnation.

    1. Prologue: Tradition
    2. Matchmaker
    3. If I Were a Rich Man
    4. Sabbath Prayer
    5. To Life
    6. Miracle of Miracles
    7. The Dream
    8. Sunrise, Sunset
    9. Wedding Dance
    10. Now I Have Everything
    11. Do You Love Me?
    12. The Rumor
    13. Anatevka
    Various Artists
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  • The Haden Triplets The Haden Triplets Quick View

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    The Haden Triplets

    Third Man Records is proud to present the debut album from The Haden Triplets. These are songs steeped in history and sung in a close harmony
    that could only be achieved from sharing a lifetime of sisterly togetherness and a near psychic vocal interplay that can only come from being born mere
    seconds apart from each other. It's been rendered and produced beautifully by American music legend Ry Cooder.


    This is an album expanding on an American musical tradition. It is not pastiche or a tribute, but rather a direct antecedent and extension of the original folk legacy that is being exhibited within these songs.


    Here's a little more about it in the Haden's own words.


    During our early life, we were surrounded by music on both sides of our family. We visited our dad's family in Missouri, where they taught us old country songs they used to perform on the radio as The Haden Family. Our grandparents on our mother's side used to sing us to sleep with old Yiddish songs. Growing up, we often had music playing in the house, whether it be our mom playing Billie Holiday and Nina Simone records, or our dad playing Keith Jarrett and Ornette Coleman in the living room.


    We met Ry when we played with his son Joachim, and Joachim asked him if he'd sit in for our show. Once Ry heard we were singing "Voice From On High" by Bill Monroe, he was in right away. The next day we got a call from Ry suggesting we record an album. We wrote down a collection of songs we all liked, then narrowed it down to the music that became the Haden Triplets album. These songs are rich in history, and by recording them we hope to help keep them alive. - Tanya, Rachel & Petra Haden


    Produced by Ry Cooder (Buena Vista Social Club, Captain Beefheart's Magic Band, Paris, Texas)and mixed by Martin Pradler (Robbie Robertson, Mavis Staples, Buddy Guy)

    1. Slowly I'm Falling
    2. Single Girl, Married Girl
    3. Voice from on High
    4. Memories of Mother and Dad
    5. Raining
    6. Making Believe
    7. When I Stop Dreaming
    8. My Baby's Gone
    9. Billy Bee
    10. A Tiny Broken Heart
    11. On a Lonesome Night
    12. Will You Miss Me When I'm Gone?
    13. Oh Take Me Back
    The Haden Triplets
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  • Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob Quick View

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    Rough Guide To Barbecue Bob

    Lovingly Remastered Using Pioneering Restoration Techniques


    Very few names in the history of the blues capture the imagination quite like that of Barbecue Bob. Don't be fooled by the quirky pseudonym and gimmicky publicity photograph of him posing in his chef's whites with guitar in hand, as he was an incredibly influential figure whose records helped pave the way for many of the important bluesmen that followed.


    One of the unsung heroes of the Piedmont blues style, Robert Hicks aka Barbecue Bob recorded over sixty sides for Columbia Records and became one of the best-selling artists on their 'race series', outsold only by Bessie Smith, Ethel Waters and Blind Willie Johnson. With his original and witty compositions he was one of the real pioneers of the Atlanta blues scene of the time, but his career was tragically ended by his death from pneumonia at the age of just 29.


    Born in Walnut Grove, Georgia to a family of sharecroppers, Hicks learned to play the guitar from his brother Charley and Savannah 'Dip' Weaver, the mother of his friend Curley Weaver. He teamed up with Charley, Curley and harmonica player Eddie Mapp to perform at dances, parties and picnics in the Atlanta area. After leaving the group in 1926, Hicks became a chef in a barbecue joint where he would cook, serve and sing to the customers. He soon became something of a local celebrity and was noticed by a talent scout from Columbia Records, who gave him the opportunity to record under the catchy title of Barbecue Bob.


    Characterized by a heavy percussive guitar style, he often used a bottleneck and played with a frailing technique that is more often associated with the claw hammer banjo. His twelve string guitar gave a rich accompaniment to his warm nasal singing voice which, compared to the morbid and foreboding songs of the Delta blues, created a vibe which was jaunty and upbeat. With a huge repertoire of songs ranging from hokum to slow blues and spirituals to traditional songster tunes, his music is imbued with a special warmth typical to the East Coast blues.


    Even from the opening few measures of his very first record Barbecue Blues, Hicks signature sound of a bright and trebly twelve string guitar combined with his expressive voice is instantly accessible and almost 'pop' sounding in comparison with other blues singers of the time. His debut song was a huge success and led to a prolific recording career over the next four years when, it is said, he lived fast and enjoyed the high life. Hicks frequently recorded with his brother Charley, who was known as Laughing Charley Lincoln, and would later record several sides in 1930 with Buddy Moss and Curley Weaver as the Georgia Cotton Pickers.


    Largely due to his life being tragically cut short in 1931, his music has been sadly overlooked and has therefore not received the respect proffered to other East coast players such as Blind Willie McTell and Buddy Moss. He was however a true innovator in his time, and this compilation gives proof that his music is undoubtedly some of the most engaging early blues that you are likely to hear.

    1. Poor Boy A Long Ways From Home (1927)

    2. Barbecue Blues (1927)
    3. Honey Your Going Too Fast (1928)

    4. Motherless Chile Blues (1927)

    5. She Looks So Good (1930)
    6. Thinkin' Funny Blues (1927)

    7. Honey You Don't Know My Mind (1927)
    8. Going Up The Country (1928)

    9. Atlanta Moan (1930)

    10. It Just Won't Hay (1929)

    11. Chocolate To The Bone (1928)

    12. She's Coming Back Some Cold Rainy Day (1930)
    Barbecue Bob
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    Play Me Backwards

    First released in 1992, Play Me Backwards holds a very special place in the rich recording history of Joan Baez. The albums sessions brought her back to Nashville for the first time since the series of four albums she had recorded in Music City between 1968 and 1971. Returning to Nashvilles familiar environment two decades later and collaborating with producers Wally Wilson and Kenny Greenberg proved to be a perfect fit. Joan reaffirmed her unique ability to identify and interpret successive generations of songwriters whose music had the ability to speak to her: Mary Chapin Carpenter (Stones In the Road), John Stewart (Strange Rivers), John Hiatt (Through Your Hands), the duo of Janis Ian and Buddy Mondlock (Amsterdam), and Ron Davies (Steal Across the Border and The Dream Song, co-written with Joan). Play Me Backwards also contains four songs that Joan co-wrote with her two producers (Play Me Backwards, Isaac and Abraham, Im With You, and Edge Of Glory, one of the last occasions on which she has contributed to an album as a songwriter.


    Adding historic provenance to this reissue is a second disc containing previously unreleased demos of 10 songs which were contemplated by Joan and her producers, heard here for the first time. Some of the songwriters are not widely known, such as the late Mark Heard (Rise From the Ruins, Lonely Moon), John Hadley (The Last Day) or Gary Nicholson (Trouble With the Truth); and one writer is not known at all (Medicine Wheel). On the other hand, there are additional songs from Janis Ian (We Endure) and Ron Davies (Dark Eyed Man, originally recorded by Kevin Welch as Dark Eyed Gal); and one that Joan wrote with Greenbergs wife, the respected Christian artist Ashley Cleveland (In My Day). Fans will be immediately drawn to Joans version of Bob Dylans Seven Curses (his adaptation of the traditional Child ballad The Maid Freed From the Gallows aka Anathea), the only one of these songs previously recorded by Joan (on the live album Bowery Songs in 2005).


    By all accounts, Play Me Backwards is said to be the album that began the renaissance of Joan Baezs career that has continued through 2008s Grammy-nominated Day After Tomorrow. Play Me Backwards is an album whose impact will continue to reverberate for decades to come.

    1. Play Me Backwards

    2. Amsterdam
    3. Isaac and Abraham
    4. Stones in the Road
    5. Steal Across the Border
    6. I'm With You
    7. I'm With You (reprise)
    8. Strange Rivers
    9. Through Your Hands
    10. The Dream Song
    11. The Edge of Glory

    Joan Baez
    $52.99
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  • Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack) Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack) Quick View

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    Rainbow Bridge (Soundtrack)


    Remastered By Bernie Grundman From The Original Analog Masters


    Rainbow Bridge is being reissued on vinyl, reintroduced with original album art and track orders and remastered by Bernie Grundman from the original analog masters.


    Rainbow Bridge was compiled and mixed by Eddie Kramer and Mitch Mitchell in 1971, with the help of Electric Lady Studios engineer John Jansen. Most of the tracks were recorded in 1969 and 1970, during the same sessions that spawned The Cry Of Love. Rainbow Bridge is often misconstrued as being an entirely live album, being that the film of the same name features excerpts of a live Jimi Hendrix performance in Maui. However, Hendrix had no role in the creation of the rambling, unfocused 1971 film which was directed by Chuck Wein. The film was not a Hendrix project in any way but instead an independent vision of his manager Michael Jeffery. After Hendrix's death in September 1970, Jeffery scrapped Hendrix's original vision of a double studio album titled First Rays Of The New Rising Sun and called for Kramer, Mitchell and Jansen to compile two posthumous albums-including one that would that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.


    Mitchell, Kramer and Jansen drew upon Hendrix's rich trove of studio recordings that the guitarist had been developing at Electric Lady Studios. Songs such as ''Dolly Dagger'' and ''Room Full Of Mirrors'' were bright examples of Hendrix's new creative direction. Other standouts on the album included a studio rendition of ''Star Spangled Banner'' as well as the majestic ''Hey Baby (New Rising Sun).'' The one live track on the album, an extraordinary rendition of Hendrix's original blues composition ''Hear My Train A Comin''' is taken from a performance at Berkeley Community Theatre in May of 1970, and not in the film at all. Buddy Miles and Noel Redding both appear on one track each, and the Ronettes provide backing vocals on ''Earth Blues.''


    After Hendrix's death in September 1970, First Rays Of The New Rising Sun was scrapped and instead two posthumous albums were created from the sessions, including one that would serve as a soundtrack for the Rainbow Bridge film.

    1. Dolly Dagger
    2. Earth Blues
    3. Pali Gap
    4. Room Full of Mirrors
    5. Star Spangled Banner (studio version)
    6. Look Over Yonder
    7. Hear My Train A Comin' (live)
    8. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    Jimi Hendrix
    $24.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Band Of Joy (Import)

    IMPORT


    Exploring the similar roots and psychedelic elements he did on 2007's six-time Grammy-winning Raising Sand, his collaboration with Alison Krauss, Robert Plant returns with the even more engaging and curious Band of Joy. Recorded in Nashville with a stellar cast of musicians, the scintillating album of covers and originals was co-produced by Plant and former Emmylou Harris lead guitarist Buddy Miller.You don't want to miss this one, replete with incredible atmospherics and textures that come to life in astounding 3D fashion on this analog pressing.


    Everything about Band of Joy connects the past with the present. In 1967, Plant had also formed a group called the Band of Joy, with drummer John Bonham. The rest is history, as Bonham, Plant, guitarist Jimmy Page, and bassist John Paul Jones assembled to become The New Yardbirds and, ultimately, Led Zeppelin. Since that time, Plant has put his wide-ranging musical fascination to good use on solo albums and in recordings with bands like The Honeydrippers, Priory of Brion, and Strange Sensation. His performances have reflected his embrace of West Coast psychedelic rock, roots blues, African music, and traditional folk. Plant continued to expand his horizons with 2007s Raising Sand, a collaboration with Krauss.


    Co-producing with Miller, Plant washes the 12-song set in rich, salty baths of texture, timbre, tone, and atmosphere. Sonics, feel, and space play as much a part of the experience as the arrangements. The psychedelia-treated roots material here is more thrilling than the cosmic country and gypsy soul that peppered 2007s Raising Sand.
    - Bob Gendron, TONE Audio, September 10, 2010

    1. Angel Dance
    2. House of Cards
    3. Central Two-O-Nine
    4. Silver Rider
    5. You Can't Buy My Love
    6. I'm Falling In Love Again
    7. The Only Sound That Matters
    8. Monkey
    9. Cindy I'll Marry You Someday
    10. Harm's Swift Way
    11. Satan, Your Kingdom Must Come Down
    12. Even This Shall Pass Away
    Robert Plant
    $52.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    The Mechanics Of Hovering Flight

    In a year of constant touring with her many projects, Kendl Winter has taken her love of superstition to the birds, literally: bluebirds mean good luck, chickadees mean call home, and a whippoorwills morning song is a sign of a good day. And so it follows that she would name The Mechanics of Hovering Flight, her second full-length K Records release, for the hummingbird and its opposing ideas of flight and motionlessness. A traveler, a dreamer, a banjo player, Kendl sprouts alfalfa beans in mason jars in the back of her tour van and counts the days until she returns home to her house boat to write songs on her banjo through the rainy afternoons.


    Growing out of her previous release, Apple Core, some songs on The Mechanics of Hovering Flight are folk. Some are bluegrass. Some smack a bit more of country, with twangy guitar and foot-stomping rhythm, but somehow Kendl has created an album that is one moving piece, that tells a story between the liner notes. Perhaps it is her voice. Unwavering, at times haunting, Kendls song reminds one of the legendary Lucinda Williams. Perhaps its her pure dedication to writing the perfect song that serves her so well, to write a song that plays to the seasons, to the harvest, and speaks to the truth about life. About love. About the simple love of a singer and her banjo.


    Recorded with Calvin Johnson at Dub Narcotic Studios, the 13-songs of The Mechanics of Hovering Flight are fluid and rich. In line with her organic vision, Kendl invited her friends to record and sing on many tracks. Her partner Joe Capoccia plays bass, Austin Cooper and Kevin Raspberry play the drums, Derek Johnson plays cello and buddy Pam Margon plays fiddle. Their joy and spirit of community are palpable, even in the darker songs of the album. But it is Kendl who is storyteller, who takes the listener by the ears and holds them, captivated, until she is finished.

    1. Summertime
    2. Shades of Green
    3. Faded
    4. Do You Leave the Light On
    5. Story My
    6. The Time it Takes
    7. Fill My Glass
    8. Mama Will Buy
    9. Buttercup
    10. Long Way
    11. Quit Your Job Joe
    12. All the Birds
    13. Crows in the Snow
    Kendl Winter
    $18.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone

    As one of the world's most respected guitarists in one of rock's most commercially successful bands, John Frusciante seemingly had it all figured out. So when the famed alternative guitar guru opted out of his second stint as a member of the Red Hot Chili Peppers in 2009, many racked their brains for an explanation. But listening to PBX Funicular Intaglio Zone, it's clear that Frusciante had an itch that the Peppers couldn't scratch. A record as sprawling, layered, and flat-out bizarre as its title would suggest, reveling instead in an eclectic mix of electronica, funk, free jazz, and krautrock.


    The record's break from the Peppers' funk rock formula shouldn't come as a complete surprise to those familiar with Frusciante's past solo efforts, which have always been hard to categorize. Some, like 2004s Ian MacKaye-produced DC EP, keep things on a straight and narrow pop rock path, while others, like 2001s To Record Only Water For Ten Days, are more enigmatic. But even with that caveat, PBX is Frusciante's most challenging and niche effort to date. "Bike", with its Buddy Rich-on-crank drum intro and skittering Pro Tools backbeat, sounds like a sonic freak-out from the year 2036, whereas "Ratisug" works its way back toward center while preserving the record's heavy electronic lean.


    The LP is anything but even-keeled, and the music constantly changes course, often within the same song. But with repeated listens, that quickly becomes part of its zonked-out charm. PBX is a record strung out on big, sometimes half-baked ideas and lots of lofty ambition, and fortunately Frusciante has accrued enough good will for listeners to let him off the leash some. It hits (it's hard to listen to the beginning of "Mistakes" without thinking of that A-Ha video from 1987) and it misses ("Uprane?" Good God, what's happening?), but still it keeps the air underneath its wings. If Frusciante had to bail on his Peppers gig to find inspiration, at least the result tickles the eardrums in some unexpected ways.

    1. - IntroSabam

    2. - Hear Say

    3. - Bike

    4. - Ratiug

    5. - Guitar

    6. - Mistakes

    7. - Uprane

    8. - Sam

    9. - Sum

    10. - Ratiug [Acapella Version]

    11. - Walls And Doors

    John Frusciante
    $23.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Ella And Louis Again (Out Of Stock) Ella And Louis Again (Out Of Stock) Quick View

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    Ella And Louis Again (Out Of Stock)

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound

     

    There isn't much one can say about an album whose title is Ella And Louis Again. The "again" obviously means they've already done one album together and beyond that, what can you say about two people like Ella and Louis? I doubt that there's anyone today who loves music, who doesn't know Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong. The backing, with the Oscar Peterson Trio and Louis Bellson substituting for Buddy Rich, remains, as in the first album, quiet, discreet, swinging.


    "Once again (so to speak) Pops and the First Lady of Song seem to be singing in the room, right before your eyes. (When I recently played Ella & Louis for a friend who's a prominent jazz critic, he literally gasped and afterward likened the experience to "an acid trip.") ... their shivering cruise through 'Autumn in New York,' on Ella & Louis Again, is one of those essential artifacts of American civilization." - Fred Kaplan, www.stereophile.com, Aug. 10, 2012


    "...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen!" Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011



    Originally released in 1957.

     

    Musicians: 


    • Louis Armstrong, trumpet, vocals

    • Ella Fitzgerald, vocals

    • Louie Bellson, drums

    • Ray Brown, bass

    • Herb Ellis, guitar

    • Oscar Peterson, piano


    1. Don't Be That Way
    2. Makin' Woopee
    3. They All Laughed
    4. Comes Love
    5. Autumn In New York
    6. Let's Do It (Let's Fall In Love)
    7. Stompin' At The Savoy
    8. I Won't Dance
    9. Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
    Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong
    $49.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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