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  • Swiss Movement Swiss Movement Quick View

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    Swiss Movement

    Cut by Bernie Grundman from the Original Master Tapes



    An All-Time Audiophile Spectacular That Sounds Better Than Ever



    The Most Definitive Version of Compared to What Ever Recorded



    Amazing Sound + Amazing Performances = An Amazing LP



    Pianist/vocalist Les McCann has a somewhat undeserved reputation for recording faddish albums. The reason being? He never topped this brilliant, 1969 soul-jazz masterpiece, which remains a must for every music fan on the planet.



    This impromptu session at the 1969 Montreux Jazz Festival finds tenor saxophonist Eddie Harris and trumpeter Benny Bailey joining McCann's working trio that included Leroy Vinnegar on bass and Donald Dean on drums, turning in the most definitive version of Compared to What ever recorded as well as four other tracks steeped in funk, joy, and cool persuasion.



    One of the most popular live soul/jazz albums of all time, now in much-improved fidelity thanks to Bernie Grundman's mastering from the original master tapes. An audiophile delight!

    1. Compared To What (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
    2. Cold Duck Time (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
    3. Kathleen's Theme (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
    4. You Got It In Your Soulness (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
    5. The Generation Gap (Live at Montreux Jazz Festival)
    McCann & Harris
    $24.99
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  • Is It In (Awaiting Repress) Is It In (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Is It In (Awaiting Repress)

    Funkaroma
    Happy Gemini
    Is It In
    It's War
    Space Commercial
    Look Ahere
    These Lonely Nights
    House Party Blues
    Tranquility & Antagonistic
    Eddie Harris
    $13.99
    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
  • Raymond Scott And The Secret 7 Raymond Scott And The Secret 7 Quick View

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    Raymond Scott And The Secret 7


    Rare Stereo Mix


    The same Raymond Scott who gave the world jazz novelties long associated with Bugs Bunny and Daffy Duck cartoons was deep into
    modern jazz in 1959 and assembled a band of cream of the crop
    jazz cats to record The Secret Seven. Released in 1960 as a limited
    pressing, the secrecy extended to withholding the identity of the musicians (the players were later identified as Elvin Jones, Milt Hinton,
    Kenny Burrell, Eddie Costa, Sam "The Man" Taylor, Harry "Sweets"
    Edison, Wild Bill Davis and Toots Thielemans).


    This reissue is the
    extremely rare STEREO mix (CD was issued in MONO) and the front
    and back cover replicates the original 1960 vinyl. It features a number
    of quirky Scott originals, along with imaginative arrangements of pop
    standards, several bizarre novelty numbers, and a jazz-noir piece that
    includes a murder with sound effects.

    1. Temptation
    2. Waltz of the diddles
    3. And the cow jumped over the moon
    4. A message from where
    5. In the beginning
    6. Someone to watch over me
    7. March of the diddles
    8. Night & Day
    9. And the dish ran away with the spoon
    10. Quiet entrance

    11. Jill
    12. Over the rainbow
    Raymond Scott
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  • But Not Really (Speakers Corner) But Not Really (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    But Not Really (Speakers Corner)

    One man comes to mind when the words 'funk' and 'fun' are connected with a jazz musician: Les McCann. The man from Kentucky, self-taught and a true heavyweight on the delicate piano stool, dedicated his whole life on the road to performing funk. He was highly successful - whether playing with his trio or with Eddie Harris, as a pianist or as a singer, in a club or on a big stage - and he always succeeded in captivating his audience.
    On But Not Really, the first of seven LPs on the Limelight label, he plays in a trio with Victor Gaskin on the bass and Paul Humphrey on drums. The three musicians were carefully guided by their producer, Jack Tracy and the liner notes describes their close collaboration. A Little Three-Four is highly recommended listening, as is Yours Is My Heart Alone which fans of Lehar's operettas will enjoy singing along to while others will appreciate the fantastic improvisations in this popular piece which Les McCann performs less showily than Oscar Peterson in his version but with more humour and emotion.



    This Limelight album offers piano trio jazz that is free from intellectual encumbrance - it is jazz for the soul. Recorded in December 1964, the LP is now available once again after almost 60 years with the original outstanding and lavish cover artwork!



    Musicians:



    • Les McCann (piano)

    • Victor Gaskin (bass)

    • Paul Humphrey (drums)



    Recording: December 1964 at Radio Recorders, Hollywood

    Production: Jack Tracy



    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    1. But Not Really
    2. A Little Three-Four
    3. Our Delight
    4. Sweetie
    5. We're On The Move Now
    6. Jack V. Schwartz
    7. Little Freak
    8. Yours Is My Heart Alone
    Les McCann
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • In The Winner's Circle (Pure Pleasure) In The Winner's Circle (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    In The Winner's Circle (Pure Pleasure)

    Rare stuff from John Coltrane! The album features 'Trane' playing tenor on only 4 of the album's 8 tracks - making it kind of surprising that they used his name in the title - but the album is a lesser-known batch of large group recordings that offer an interesting early chapter in his career! The main force behind the album is arranger Harry Tubbs - possibly not a name that's as sexy as John Coltrane, hence the billing - but a worthy leader for the date, given the quality of the music.



    Many of the other players here are small combo heroes who can also shine brightly in bigger groups - such as Donald Byrd and Art Farmer on trumpets, Kenny Burrell on guitar, Al Cohn on baritone sax, Eddie Costa on piano and vibes, and Oscar Pettiford on bass - plus Rolf Kuhn, making an early American appearance on clarinet. Coltrane gets in some nice, but short moments on the date - but the bigger charm is the full ensemble work - on titles that include She Didn't Say Yes, Turtle Walk, At Home With The Blues, Seabreeze, and Love & The Weather.



    Musicians:



    • John Coltrane (tenor saxophone)

    • Donald Byrd, Art Farmer (trumpet)

    • Frank Rehak (trombone)

    • Gene Quill (alto saxophone)

    • Al Cohn (bassoon)

    • Rolf Kuhn (clarinet)

    • Eddie Costa (piano, vib)

    • Freddie Green, Kenny Burrell (guitar)

    • Oscar Pettiford (bass)

    • Philly Joe Jones, Ed Thigpen (drums



    Recording: September & October 1957 in New York City



    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. Lazy Afternoon
    2. Not So Sleepy
    3. Sea Breeze
    4. Love And The Weather
    5. She Didn't Say Yes
    6. If I'm Lucky
    7. At Home With The Blues
    8. Turtle Walk
    John Coltrane
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner) Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Miles Smiles (Speakers Corner)

    Except for the taping of a live performance at the Portland Festival, Miles Davis's discography for 1966 only lists the recordings made for the LP Miles Smiles! How strange when one considers the usual large output of Miles and his ensembles for Columbia Records in the Sixties.



    The bass player Ron Carter was best suited for the complicated rhythm part and remained Miles's 'number one' in a quintet which gave a new interpretation to compositions by Wayne Shorter and jazz hits such as Freedom Jazz Dance by Eddie Harris and Jimmy Heath's Gingerbread Boy.



    Every second of the nine-minute-long Footprints by Shorter is an absolute highlight, while the drumming of the young Tony Williams in Freedom Jazz Dance is full of vitality, with a quick pulse, and even described as threatening in the liner notes. This music is neither 'new stream' nor 'old guard' but good modern jazz according to Anthony Tuttle. That's exactly what Miles Smiles was upon its release 40 years ago - and that's what it is to this day! And that Miles Davis smiled for once thanks to the great musical relationship between the five individualists is certainly no mere rumour.



    Musicians:



    • Miles Davis

    • Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Tony Williams (drums)




    Recording: October 1966 at Columbia RecordsStudios, New York, by Frank Laico

    Production: Teo Macero




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    1. Orbits
    2. Circle
    3. Footprints
    4. Dolores
    5. Freedom Jazz Dance
    6. Ginger Bread Boy
    Miles Davis
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Miles Smiles Miles Smiles Quick View

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    Miles Smiles

    Except for the taping of a live performance at the Portland Festival, Miles Davis's discography for 1966 only lists the recordings made for the LP Miles Smiles! How strange when one considers the usual large output of Miles and his ensembles for Columbia Records in the Sixties.



    The bass player Ron Carter was best suited for the complicated rhythm part and remained Miles's 'number one' in a quintet which gave a new interpretation to compositions by Wayne Shorter and jazz hits such as Freedom Jazz Dance by Eddie Harris and Jimmy Heath's Gingerbread Boy.



    Every second of the nine-minute-long Footprints by Shorter is an absolute highlight, while the drumming of the young Tony Williams in Freedom Jazz Dance is full of vitality, with a quick pulse, and even described as threatening in the liner notes. This music is neither 'new stream' nor 'old guard' but good modern jazz according to Anthony Tuttle. That's exactly what Miles Smiles was upon its release 40 years ago - and that's what it is to this day! And that Miles Davis smiled for once thanks to the great musical relationship between the five individualists is certainly no mere rumour.



    Musicians:



    • Miles Davis

    • Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone)

    • Herbie Hancock (piano)

    • Ron Carter (bass)

    • Tony Williams (drums)




    Recording: October 1966 at Columbia Records Studios, New York, by Frank Laico

    Production: Teo Macero


    1. Orbits
    2. Circle
    3. Footprints
    4. Dolores
    5. Freedom Jazz Dance
    6. Ginger Bread Boy
    Miles Davis
    $19.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Chicago Fire Chicago Fire Quick View

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    Chicago Fire

    There's an old saying that a great jazz musician never plays a song the same way once. That could certainly be said of Eric Alexander. One of the busiest players in jazz yet his playing is as imaginative as ever, with the ideas pouring out of his horn. His harmonic inventiveness is exceptional and he'll run the changes at such length at times that you wonder if he'll resolve everything in time and end up back on the beat - but he always does. He has a big, full, sound, and a ferocious technique, with access to the full range of his instrument, all under super-human control. Both the Bird and the Sonny Rollins legacies have been thoroughly internalized but here Eric explores the repertoire of another school of tenor playing - the Chicagoans. With long-time collaborators Harold Mabern, John Webber and Joe Farnsworth Eric gives the nod to some Windy City players who helped shape the sound of jazz for decades Eddie Harris, Von Freeman and others.
    1. Save Your Love For Me
    2. The Bee Hive
    3. Eddie Harris
    4. Just One of Those Things
    5. Blueski for Vonski
    6. Mr. Stitt
    7. You Talk That Talk
    8. Don't Take Your Love From Me
    Eric Alexander
    $18.99
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  • Love Calls (Pure Pleasure) Love Calls (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Love Calls (Pure Pleasure)

    Think of 'Lockjaw' Davis and ten to one you think of Count Basie. Think of Paul Gonsalves and - same thing, you think of Duke Ellington. The top tenors, in other words, of the top big bands; musicians from the top league where the competition is toughest. Yet there is no battle here, no contest, no vying to outdo the other in terms of velocity.


    If you know these two men only by hearsay, you may have reservations about them as balladeers. They both have reputations for derring-do of a different kind. Davis has never hesitated to do battle with the most frenetic performers, with those who would stick at nothing to win, and lost - to him. And Gonsalves was the hero of one of the great nights in jazz history, when he blew twenty-seven romping, stomping choruses on Duke Ellington's Diminuendo And Crescendo In Blue at Newport 1956.


    It is easy for jazzmen to become typed, so that the public demands the repeated display of just one particular facet of his talent. This has happened to the two men showcased in this album, where the other side of their musical personalities is brought into focus. Although they have both developed highly individual styles, their original sources of inspiration were masters of the ballad - Ben Webster in Davis' case, Coleman Hawkins in that of Gonsalves.


    Their different approaches to the ballad make this recording consistently interesting and surprising. Both are soulful, both are rhapsodical. But Davis plays with clear, confident articulation, a buzz in his tone, and a bite in his phraseology. Generally he is the more driving and passionate of the two. The Gonsalves style is, on the other hand, sinuous, insinuating and less direct. His imaginative lyricism is more tender and often melancholy, his tone well-produced and finely rounded.


    The breathy sub-tone, which Gonsalves uses so well, adds a curiously confidential and intimate dimension. It is like the musical equivalent of a whispered aside or a delicate suggestion. But both men alternate very adroitly between the discreet and the bold. Their mutual understanding is, in fact, positively uncanny at times, for they had never previously recorded together, and preparation before the sessions was minimal. In the studio their long term professionalism stood them in good stead, as did that of their accompanists, whose taste and sensitivity contribute so much to the recording's appeal. Never obtrusive, they remain in close, listening support, Hanna and Barksdale being quick to prolong or emphasize the thoughts of the two soloists.


    Musicians:



    • Eddie 'Lockjaw' Harris, Paul Gonsalves (tenor saxophone)

    • Roland Hanna (piano)

    • Everett Barksdale (guitar)

    • Ben Tucker (bass)

    • Grady Tate (drums)



    Recording: 1967 at RCA Victor's Studio B, New York City, by Bernard Keville

    Production: Brad McCuen


    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. Love Is Here To Stay
    2. When Sunny Gets Blue
    3. If I Ruled The World
    4. Time After Time
    5. Just Friends
    6. Don't Blame Me
    7. I Should Care
    8. The Man With The Horn
    9. We'll Be Together Again
    10. A Weaver Of Dreams
    11. If I Should Lose You
    Eddie Lockjaw Davis
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Let's Pick It! Let's Pick It! Quick View

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    Let's Pick It!

    Recorded while Eddie C. Cambell was on an extended stay in Europe, 1984's Let's Pick It! finds the blues guitarist in fine form with a worthy supporting cast that includes Willem Van Dullemen (guitar), Rund van Ingen (piano), Lex Nijsen (bass), Harry Visscher (drums) and Carlo Reys (harmonica). The 12-song cycle features Campbell's own Messin' with My Pride, Cold and Hungry and Dream sitting comfortably alongside well placed cover versions of songs by Albert King and Jimmy Reed among others.
    1. Messin' With My Pride
    2. Don't Throw Your Love On Me So Strong
    3. All My Whole Life
    4. All Of My Life
    5. Double Dutch
    6. Red Light
    7. Cold and Hungry
    8. Love Me With a Feeling
    9. Dream
    10. Let's Pick It
    11. Big Leg Mama
    12. That Will Never Do
    Eddie C. Campbell
    $27.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Palms (Awaiting Repress) Palms (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Palms (Awaiting Repress)

    Palms, the group featuring Chino Moreno of The Deftones and Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of Isis.
    The album features six tracks and runs 47 minutes, putting it more in line with Isis material like Holy Tears or Panopticon than the Deftones' 2012 album Koi No Yokan .


    Chino Moreno may be going strong with Deftones, but this summer fans will be treated to his more atmospheric and moody side as he rocks out with his friends from Isis in the new band Palms. The group's self-titled debut is due June 25 via Ipecac Recordings and the album artwork and track listing for the effort have now surfaced.


    Along with Moreno, Palms features Isis bassist Jeff Caxide, drummer Aaron Harris and guitarist Bryant Clifford Meyer. The Isis trio began working on the music after their band dissolved and reached out to Moreno to provide vocal assistance.


    So far, the track 'Patagonia' has surfaced online, giving audiences a taste of the atmospheric musical expanse that's in store. In addition to 'Patagonia,' the six-song EP is filled with epic tracks, with 'Tropics' being the shortest clocking in at just under six minutes.

    1 Future Warrior
    2 Patagonia
    3 Mission Sunset
    4 Shortwave Radio
    5 Tropics
    6 Antarctic Handshake
    Palms
    $24.99
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  • Another Life Another Life Quick View

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    Another Life

    James Maddock affirms his status as a fixture in downtown Manhattan's folk and Americana scene with his album 'Another Life.' As NPR says of the British transplant, "his timeless songwriting style, which seems to draw from great songwriters of every era, conveys quiet confidence and lovely intimacy."


    Nodding to '70s rock with shimmering acoustic guitars, an understated rhythm section and flourishes of fiddle, mandolin, piano and dobro, 'Another Life' bridges the mainstream appeal of songwriters like Jesse Harris and Norah Jones and the quirkier sensibility of Loudon Wainwright. With funding entirely from fan contributions through PledgeMusic, Maddock worked with producer Matt Pierson, multi-instrumentalist Larry Campbell (who's played with Bob Dylan and Levon Helm) and bassist Tony Scherr (who plays with Norah Jones).


    The 13 songs on 'Another Life' paint a portrait of a man reaching the midpoint of his life, a natural progression from themes in Maddock's earlier releases. He's looking back on roads not taken, and isn't always sure he chose the right one. On the title track, Maddock wants an extra 50 years to try "acting, white-water rafting," "some illegal substances," even having a kid or three. "I've Been There Too," built around an indelible guitar riff, shows Maddock's knack for instrumental hooks as well as lyrical ones. "Don't Go Lonely," in a well-timed moment of levity, hints at reggae with dub bass, bubbling organ and the chorus's entreaty to "go get high, go get found, go crazy on this town / don't go lonely."


    After fronting the Columbia Records band Wood, whose debut 'Songs From Stamford Hill' was featured prominently on TV shows such as "Dawson's Creek," Maddock moved from England to New York City in 2003. His 2009 album 'Sunrise On Avenue C' won a New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, while follow-up 'Wake Up And Dream' ranked among the top albums of 2011 in WFUV's (NYC) Listener Poll. He's performed with Bruce Springsteen, Willie Nile, Aaron Comess (Spin Doctors) and David Immergluck (Counting Crows), sang on an album with Susan McKeown, and is a resident artist at Rockwood Music Hall. According to radio legend Vin Scelsa, Maddock's heartbreakingly beautiful and exquisitely crafted music touches the soul.

    1. Another Life
    2. Arizona Girl
    3. Timing's Everything
    4. Ive Been There Too
    5. That's Heavy
    6. What I Miss
    7. Easy To Give
    8. Don't Go Lonely
    9. What Have I Done?
    10. Strategies For Life
    11. Better On My Own
    12. If I Had A Son
    13. Making Memories
    James Maddock
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • An Evening With Makeba/Belafonte (Speakers Corner) An Evening With Makeba/Belafonte (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    An Evening With Makeba/Belafonte (Speakers Corner)

    Songs from Africa: Just by reading this subtitle, one might well ask oneself whether an album with such an unpretentious title would ever manage to find its way to the charts. But as soon as the disc is placed on the turntable, all doubts are dispelled that this collection of songs was actually one of the top sellers of its genre in the Sixties. The melodies, all of which stem from South African tribal songs, are treated lovingly to sensitive new arrangements. It goes without saying that the producers only wanted a minimum of background instrumentalists for these two star singers in order to preserve the original character of the songs. A little bit of guitar here, a touch of mouth organ there, and the soft rhythm of drums are all that are needed for the soft springy sound. Central to the authentic sound is a mixed chorus that mostly uses the traditional art of antiphonal singing with the soloists.



    Such delightful sounds and harmony will make you want to put the stylus back on the groove again and again. This is addictive music of the world, which one can listen to for hours on end.



    Musicians:



    • Harry Belafonte, Miriam Makeba (vocal)

    • Jonas Gwangwa (arranger, conductor)

    • Sam Brown, Eddie Diehl, Jay Berliner (guitar)

    • William Salter (bass violin)

    • Auchee Lee, Solomon Ilori, Chief Bey, (percussion)




    Recording: 1965 in RCA Victor's Studios, New York

    Production: Andy Wiswell and Harry Belafonte




    About Speakers Corner



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



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



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



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



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



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



    Harry Belafonte
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    Mouth Harp Blues

    Shakey Jake - Mouth Harp Blues The late James Harris earned the moniker Shakey Jake due to his proficiency at dice, but he was equally adept at the blues game. The Arkansas-born, Chicago-based singer and harmonica blower traveled to Rudy Van Gelder's New Jersey studio in November 1960 to record this, his second album for the Bluesville label. Jake brought along Jimmie Lee Robinson, the brilliant, fast-fingered guitarist best known for his work with Little Walter's band. Also making tasty contributions to the session was Robert Banks, the New York R&B and gospel studio organist who, in this case, ably appointed himself as a two-fisted blues piano stylist. Among the 10 selections is the distinctively loping Easy Baby, a tune also associated with Jake's nephew Magic Sam.


    Guitarist Jimmie Lee Robinson, who died in 2002, was the soul of Acoustic Sounds' own APO Records. He was the first to record at Blue Heaven Studios, having made three records (one still unreleased) in the converted church, and he was there several more times to perform. A Chicago native and lifelong resident, Robinson began playing guitar in the open-air market on Maxwell Street in 1942 with the likes of Big Bill Broonzy and Robert Nighthawk. He later teamed with Freddie King for a four-year partnership and went on to play guitar and bass with Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Eddie Taylor, Elmore James, Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Reed, Magic Sam and of course Shakey Jake.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Mouth Harp Blues
    2. Love My Baby
    3. Jake's Cha Cha
    4. Gimme A Smile
    5. My Broken Heart
    6. Angry Lover
    7. Things Is Alright
    8. Easy Baby
    9. Things Are Different Baby
    10. It Won't Happen Again
    Shakey Jake
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    Temporal

    Limited Edition 3 LP + DVD Set of Rare and Unreleased Tracks!


    Temporal spans this groundbreaking band's entire discography, with inclusions from Mosquito Control to the band's final full-length album, Wavering Radiant. It was fun and also very nostalgic collecting material for this release, commented Aaron Harris. I hear our catalogue differently now that I'm not living with these songs day to day. This is a special collection of outtakes, demos, unreleased tracks and videos; some of which I think we even forgot about.

    1. Threshold of Transformation (demo)
    2. Ghost Key (alternate demo version)
    3. Wills Dissolve (alternate demo version)
    4. Carry (demo)
    5. False Light (demo)
    6. Grey Divide (demo)
    7. Streetcleaner (Godflesh cover, recorded in 1999)
    8. Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath cover, originally released on the Sawblade CD, 1999)
    9. Not in Rivers, But in Drops (Melvins/Lustmord remix; originally released on Holy Tears, 2007)
    10. Holy Tears (Thomas Dimuzio remix; originally released on NIRBID, 2008)
    11. Temporal (Recorded in 2009)
    12. Way Through Woven Branches (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)
    13. Pliable Foe (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)
    14. 20 Minutes/40 Years (Acoustic version)


    DVD
    1. In Fiction
    2. Holy Tears
    3. Not In Rivers, But in Drops
    4. 20 Minutes/40 Years
    5. Pliable Foe

    Isis
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    Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them


    First Pressing Of 2.000 Numbered Copies On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Transparent Blue & Gold Mixed Vinyl, Black Vinyl Thereafter


    OST Of The Brand New 2016 Movie, Written By J. K. Rowling (Harry Potter)


    Music Composed By Multiple Award Winner James Newton Howard


    The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book in school.


    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a brand new British fantasy action film directed by David Yates and written by J. K. Rowling, inspired on Rowling's book of the same name.


    A spin-off and a prequel of the Harry Potter film series; the film will be the first installment of a series of five films, and stars Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol and Colin Farrell.


    The story opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident Were it not for a No-Maj (American for Muggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt's fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.


    The score is composed by Grammy, Golden Globe, BAFTA, Academy Award Winner James Newton Howard (Dark Knight, Hunger Games series, I Am Legend, Batman Begins).

    LP 1
    1. Main Titles - Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
    2. There Are Witches Among Us / The Bank / The Niffler
    3. Tina Takes Newt In / Macusa Headquarters
    4. Pie Or Strudel / Escaping Queenie And Tina's Place

    5. Credence Hands Out Leaflets
    6. Inside The Case
    7. The Erumpent
    8. In The Cells


    LP 2
    1. Tina And Newt Trial / Let's Get The Good Stuff Out / You're One Of Us Now / Swooping Evil
    2. Gnarlak Negotiations
    3. The Demiguise And The Occamy
    4. A Close Friend
    5. The Obscurus / Rooftop Chase

    6. He's Listening To You Tina
    7. Relieve Him Of His Wand / Newt Releases The Thunderbird / Jacob's Farewell
    8. Newt Says Goodbye To Tina / Jacob's Bakery
    9. End Titles - Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

    James Newton Horner
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    Music From The Film Jawbone

    For the first time in his long career, Paul Weller has recorded his first ever full film score / soundtrack project titled JAWBONE: Music From the Film, which will be released on Warner Bros. Records in the U.S. This is first new music to be released by Weller since his universally praised 2014 album Saturns Pattern.


    JAWBONE, directed by Thomas Napper, is the semi-autobiographical story of a former youth boxing champion. Jimmy McCabe (Johnny Harris) is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill (Ray Winstone), cornerman Eddie (Michael Smiley) and promoter Joe (Ian McShane). Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender; Jimmy will risk his life to stand tall and to regain his place in the world.

    1. Jimmy / Blackout
    2. The Ballad Of Jimmy McCabe
    3. Jawbone
    4. Bottle
    5. Jawbone Training
    6. Man On Fire
    7. End Fight Sequence
    Paul Weller
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    The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

    For more than ten years Soul Jazz Records have been exploring and documenting the sound of New Orleans Funk. Now they turn their attention to the flipside of this musical coin - New Orleans Soul.The main force behind New Orleans Soul is Allen Toussaint, a virtual one-man hit-making machine in the 1960s, writing, arranging and producing hit after hit for an unending list of unbelievably talented local singers such as Eldridge Holmes, Maurice Williams, Betty Harris, Ernie K Doe and Diamond Joe all of whom are featured. New Orleans is also a city of great musical families. Vocalist Aaron Neville was the brother of Art Neville (who formed The Meters) and later in the 1970s joined with brother Cyril to form The Neville Brothers. Soul vocalist supreme Willie Tee is also known as Wilson Turbinton, who alongside brother Earl, formed the super-heavy funk band The Gaturs and backed the Mardi Gras Indian group The Wild Magnolias. Also included here are rare, lost and killer soulful tracks from New Orleans artists Eddie Bo (and protÉgÉe vocalist Inell Young), Jean Knight, Jimmy Hicks, Francine King and more!
    1. Caught You in a Lie - Robert Parker
    2. First Taste of Hurt - Willie Tee
    3. Don't Pity Me - Curley Moore
    4. Steppin' Out - Lionel Robinson
    5. What's So Wrong With You Loving Me - Irma Thomas
    6. You Can Give But You Can't Take - Aaron Neville
    7. What One Man Won't Do Another Man Will - Jean Knight
    8. Worried Over You - Eldridge Holmes
    9. Congratulations Baby - Barbara West
    10. Back Street Lover - Ernie K. Doe
    11. I Don't Wanna Hear It - Betty Harris
    12. She's On My Mind - Aaron Neville
    13. She'll Never Be Your Wife - Irma Thomas
    14. Lovely Woman - Eldridge Holmes
    15. Tell Her That I Love You - Jimmy Hicks
    16. The ABC Song - Diamond Joe
    17. Gone, Gone, Gone - Eldridge Holmes
    18. Two Fools - Francine King
    19. Don't Turn Me Loose - Eddie Bo
    20. A Hard Nut to Crack - Aaron Neville
    21. I've Never Considered - Inell Young
    Various Artists
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    Let Freedom Ring

    Import

    Remastered


    Prophet started his wild ride back in 1984, when Green on Red, the
    seminal purveyors of American Rock-Roots, plucked him out of
    Berkeley, CA and threw him in the van for an eight-year ride, and the
    recording of as many albums. Since then Prophet has recorded nine
    amazing solo albums and toured and recorded with the likes of
    Lucinda Williams, Aimee Mann, Cake, and Jonathan Richman, not to
    mention production credits for Warren Zevon, Alejandro Escovedo
    and Kelly Willis. Ryan Adams, Solomon Burke and Heart have
    recorded his songs, along with a host of others. Prophet has never
    been one to rest on his laurels and ride it out.
    For his ninth solo album Let Freedom Ring, Chuck reached out to
    some musicians and talked them into going down to Mexico City, The
    Biggest City in the World (pop. 25 million). Recorded at Estudio 19, a
    state-ofthe- art studio (well, circa 1958 state-of-the-art anyway) with
    Greg Leisz (Beck, Wilco, Emmylou Harris) coproducing.
    Within three days of arriving swine flu broke out and the indignity of
    having to wear blue surgical masks just to fit in.
    Over the course of the next eight days, the band set about recording
    ¡Let Freedom Ring!, enduring a poorly timed blackout, shakedowns
    by the Policia, and a 6.4 earthquake mid-take - Mexico City might only
    be 4 hours away by plane but it might as well have been on the other
    side of the moon. But whilst mayhem ensued, the band buckled down
    to the task in hand, all set up together in a tight little bamboo lined
    room with the amps cranked. Chuck played his Fender Squire, Kelly
    Stoltz on backing vocals, Rusty Miller (Jason Lyte‟s band) played
    bass while Drummer Ernest Boom Carter turned his sticks into
    kindling. Carter played on Springsteen‟s Born To Run - he promptly
    quit the E Street Band after they spent 6 months recording it. The
    results can be heard from the Clash inspired opener to the power pop
    of Let Freedom Ring‟ and the Eddie Cochran infused Good Time
    Crowd‟.

    1. Sonny Liston's Blues
    2. What Can A Mother Do
    3. Where The Hell Is Henry?
    4. iLet Freedom Ring!
    5. You And Me Baby (Holding On)
    6. American Man
    7. Barely Exist
    8. Hot Talk
    9. Love Won't Keep Us Apart
    10. Good Time Crowd
    11. Leave The Window Open
    Chuck Prophet
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    Images 13 (Out of Stock)


    "Dex Romweber was and is a huge influence on my music. I owned all of his records as a teenager, and was thrilled at the fact that we were able to play together recently on tour. [He is] is one of the best kept secrets of the rock n roll underground." -Jack White, White Stripes


    For a quarter century, Dex Romweber has trolled the dark corners and back shelves of the haunted thrift store of Americana ephemera and honed an extraordinarily idiomatic sound, a particular and readily identifiable DEXness for those in the know. It's a creepy doll collection of surf, proto-rockabilly, garage, dark and vengeful blues, and nobody, but nobody, plays it like Dex. First with the legendary Flat Duo Jets and now with his Duo, Dex distilled the punk ethos of less-is-more to the essential guitar/drums template. Left in the wake of his lecherous and slithery Silvertone were early acolytes like Jack White, Neko Case, and the Reigning Sound as well as a current crop of the indie pack like Ty Segall, No Age, Japandroids, and The Black Keys. All owe an unclaimed pawn ticket of debt to his sublime and spine-tingling sound. He is a live wire back to the murky, sometimes dangerous and always unpredictable headwaters of real rock and roll.


    Dex, with his whip-wristed sister Sara Romweber on drums, take Images 13 through neon-lit alleys, full of pulp fiction juvey rock, sci-fi theme songs and greasy denim hipster jive. Effortlessly versatile and raucously dismissive of genre constraints, exciting and darkly romantic, Images 13 would make everyone from Duane Eddy to Stan Kenton to Lenny Bruce crack a smile, a joke or the seal on a fifth of rye and head for the Naugahyde ice bucket.


    Recorded at Rick Miller's (Southern Culture on the Skids) Kudzu Ranch studio in North Carolina, the album bristles with a sense of drama, of tension, of release, of mystery. "Roll On" and "Long Battle Coming" display the cinematic sleaze nestled between The Cramps and West Side Story. Eerie ballads "Baby I Know What It's Like to be Alone" and "I Don't Want to Listen" reveal the crooning, bruised romantic, the harsh morning light of a strange hotel room, a Raymond Chandler novel on the bedside table. "Beyond the Moonlight" is part sea shanty longing and part campfire revival. Then, just as easily, the instrumentals take center stage. "Blackout!" updates Henry Mancini's Peter Gunn theme with a dynamic tension and sly cool, and Dex and Sara attack the big waves off Maui with a chaotic rush on "Blue Surf" - his guitar guiding you into the sweet spot of the pipeline and her drums pounding you into the sand. Hey Tarantino, wake up!


    Digging into the skeleton-filled rock 'n' roll closet, Dex Romweber Duo comes up with some obscure and wonderful gems. The early Who track "So Sad About Us," featuring Mary Huff (SCOTS) on vocals, hits an uncharacteristically sunny power pop vibe. The hopeful "We'll Be Together Again" written by Eddie Cochran's girlfriend Sharon Sheeley about his death in a car accident (that she and Gene Vincent survived). The song was never released formally but recorded by Jackie DeShannon in the early '60s. Finishing up the album is the music of Harry Lubin, who did theme music for shows like The Outer Limits and One Step Beyond. "Weird (Aurora Borealis)" is the music from the latter when ghosts, UFO's, or odd paranormal experiences begin to rear their strange heads, complete with tribal drums and Melissa Swingle (Trailer Bride, The Moaners) on the saw.


    Flat Duo Jets - so often emulated, so rarely duplicated - released the first of nine albums in 1990 to rave reviews worldwide. They starred, alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s, in the 1987 cult classic film Athens, GA: Inside/Out. Their first national tour in 1990 was as opening act for The Cramps and they made a stunning impression on Late Night with David Letterman. Dex Romweber Duo's first record Ruins of Berlin featured guest appearances by Neko Case, Cat Power, and Exene Cervenka. Dex was name-checked by Jack White in the guitar superstar documentary It Might Get Loud, and the Duo recorded a single and live album with White for his label Third Man Records in 2009. Subsequently, the Duo has shared the stage with dozens of rock icons including Wanda Jackson, Cat Power, Neko Case, and The White Stripes. In 2012, the documentary about Dex's sometimes harrowing career Two Headed Cow was released.

    1. Roll On
    2. Long Battle Coming
    3. Baby I Know What It's Like To Be Alone
    4. So Sad About Us
    5. Prelude in G Minor
    6. Blackout!
    7. I Don't Want To Listen
    8. Beyond The Moonlight
    9. We'll Be Together Again
    10. Blue Surf
    11. One Sided Love Affair
    12. Weird (Aurora Borealis)
    Dex Romweber Duo
    $16.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Temporarily out of stock
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