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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • The Rockin' Chair Album The Rockin' Chair Album Quick View

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    The Rockin' Chair Album

    Howlin' Wolf is the third studio album from Chicago blues singer/guitarist/harmonica player Howlin' Wolf. It is a collection of six singles previously released by the Chess label from 1960 through 1962. Because of the illustration on its sleeve, the album is often called The Rockin' Chair Album, which was eventually adopted on subsequent pressings.


    The album has had quite some influence on later musicians. In 1966, fellow Chess artist Koko Taylor recorded a cover version of "Wang Dang Doodle" which reached #4 on the Billboard's R&B Charts and became a minor crossover hit. Earlier in 1963 Sam Cooke released a single of "Little Red Rooster" making #7 on the R&B Singles chart and #11 on the Hot 100. In 1969 the songs "Shake for Me" and "Back Door Man" were used in the lyrics to the Led Zeppelin song "Whole Lotta Love".

    1. Shake For Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang-Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down In The Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' For My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • The Howlin' Wolf Album The Howlin' Wolf Album Quick View

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    The Howlin' Wolf Album

    Its not often that an album disavowed by its own
    author at the time of release goes on to become considered
    a modern classic. Yet thats exactly what
    happened with Chicago blues legend Howlin Wolfs
    1969 LP The Howlin Wolf Album, a release that has
    since attained mythical status due to the controversy
    behind it.


    Released on Cadet Records, a subsidiary of legendary
    imprint Chess Records, The Howlin Wolf
    Album was a radical experiment for a well established
    artist: attempt to integrate electric instruments
    and psychedelic arrangements into his revered
    signature blues sound. The result was an album that
    Wolf himself initially disregarded on the now infamous
    cover, but one that has won a special place
    amongst dedicated music aficionados thanks to its
    unique mix of traditional blues and electric rock elements.

    Side 1

    1. Spoonful
    2. Tail Dragger
    3. Smokestack Lightning
    4. Moanin at Midnight
    5. Built For Comfort


    Side 2
    1. The Red Rooster
    2. Evil
    3. Down In The Bottom
    4. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy
    5. Back Door Man

    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Best Of Howlin' Wolf Best Of Howlin' Wolf Quick View

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    Best Of Howlin' Wolf

    Import


    The Best of Howlin' Wolf collects 16 old-school blues tracks

    1. Smokestack Lightnin'
    2. Spoonful
    3. Moanin' At Midnight
    4. Evil
    5. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
    6. Sittin' On Top Of The World
    7. Back Door Man
    8. Howlin' For My Darling
    9. The Red Rooster
    10. I Ain't Superstitious
    11. Shake For Me
    12. How Many More Years?
    13. Forty Four
    14. I've Been Abused
    15. The Natchez Burnin'
    16. Goin' Down Slow
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Howlin' Wolf / Moanin' In The Moonlight Howlin' Wolf / Moanin' In The Moonlight Quick View

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    Howlin' Wolf / Moanin' In The Moonlight

    Two Original Albums Plus 12 Classic Tracks - Original Recordings Remastered
    LP1
    1. Shake For Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down In The Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' For My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    13. Howlin' Wolf Boogie [Bonus Track]
    14. Mr. Highway Man [Bonus Track]
    15. I'm The Wolf [Bonus Track]
    16. Rockin' Daddy [Bonus Track]
    17. Who Will Be Next [Bonus Track]
    18. The Natchez Burning [Bonus Track]


    LP2
    1. Moanin' At Midnight
    2. How Many More Years
    3. Smokestack Lightnin'
    4. Baby, How Long
    5. No Place To Go
    6. All Night Boogie
    7. Evil 08. I'm Leavin' You
    9. Moanin' For My Baby
    10. I Asked For Water (She Gave Me Gasoline)
    11. Forty-four
    12. Somebody In My Home
    13. Sitting On Top Of The World [Bonus Track]
    14. I Better Go Now [Bonus Track]
    15. Howlin' For My Darling [Bonus Track]
    16. I've Been Abused [Bonus Track]
    17. Just Like I Treat You [Bonus Track]
    18. I Ain't Superstitious [Bonus Track]

    Howlin' Wolf
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  • The Super Super Blues Band (Awaiting Repress) The Super Super Blues Band (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    The Super Super Blues Band (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited Edition Pressing On Light Orange Opaque Vinyl


    Super Super Blues Band starter out merely as Super Blues, a conglomerate of blues pillars Bo Diddley, Muddy Waters and Little Walter. When Little Walter bowed out and was replaced by Howlin' Wolf, they rightfully threw another Super on the name, and went on to release this burning, irreverent and even sometimes hilarious set of drunken, wild-eyed electric blues. Long form jams roll on in a trance as the trio of blues legends flex egos, talking shit to each other, trading off leads and ducking blasts of unexpected wah-wah guitar lines. Songs are peppered with an incredible level of banter between the trio of bandleaders that predicts the call and response sing-talking of early hip hop, laced with random screams in the background that teeter between celebration and danger.


    That these three ever got into the same room together is a miracle, and that they produced something so intense, energetic and weird is another almost unbelievable feat. The record is special enough as a stand-alone document of this meeting/melting of the minds before you find out the backing band consists of Hubert Sumlin, Otis Spann, and freaking Buddy Guy. Lordy. Might have needed one more Super in there.

    1. Long Distance Call
    2. Medley: Ooh Baby & Wrecking My Love Life
    3. Sweet Little Angel
    4. Spoonful
    5. Diddley Daddy
    6. The Red Rooster
    7. Goin' Down Slow
    Howlin' Wolf / Muddy Waters / Bo Diddley
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  • His Greatest Sides Volume One His Greatest Sides Volume One Quick View

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    His Greatest Sides Volume One

    Limited Edition Pressing On Bright Red Opaque Vinyl


    Continuing in our series of Chess Record Reissues, Jackpot Records presents this compilation of landmark original studio singles, from Chicago blues artist Howlin' Wolf. Originally recorded from 1954-1965.


    Howlin' Wolf electrified the sound of the Mississippi Delta blues and brought it to Chicago, laying down what would be come the foundation of rock and roll in the early 1950s. Delivered in his gruff, haunting voice, his lyrics spoke of his hard life experiences and his signature growlin' mesmerized audiences and blues musicians alike.


    Howlin Wolf helped make Chess Records a historic label and solidified Chicago as the worlds capital of blues.

    1. Down In The Bottom
    2. No Place To Go

    3. Sitting On Top Of The World
    4. Smokestack Lightnin'
    5. The Red Rooster

    6. Spoonful

    7. Evil

    8. Killing Floor

    9. Do The Do

    10. I Ain't Superstitious
    11. Who's Been Talkin'

    12. Three Hundred Pounds Of Joy

    13. Back Door Man

    14. Wang Dang Doodle
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Hoodoo Man Blues Hoodoo Man Blues Quick View

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    Hoodoo Man Blues

    One of the all-time great urban blues records and the best-seller in the famed Delmark catalog. Hoodoo Man Blues is so full of bravado and snap it'll make you feel tough just listening to it. Not all of the Delmark titles were recorded very well, but this one certainly was. And at 45 RPM, this now stands as the undisputed definitive version. Hoodoo Man Blues, which features Buddy Guy on guitar, is not only Junior Wells' first LP appearance, it's damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45s by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc., but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of the limitations of juke box/airplay promotion. Hoodoo Man Blues went a long way in the popularization of real Chicago blues and of Junior Wells.
    1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
    2. Ships On the Ocean
    3. Good Morning Little School Girl
    4. Hound Dog
    5. In The Wee Hours of the Morning
    6. Hay Lawdy Mama
    7. Hooddoo Man Blues
    8. Early in the Morning
    9. We're Ready
    10. Do You Love Me, Baby
    11. Chiltin Con Carne
    12. Yonders Wall
    Junior Wells
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  • Killing Floor: Blues Essentials Killing Floor: Blues Essentials Quick View

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    Killing Floor: Blues Essentials

    Limited edition 12 vinyl featuring vintage recordings by Americas greatest post-war bluesman including the original 1956 studio recording of Smokestack Lightning plus Killing Floor, Little Red Rooster and many more!
    1. Killing Floor
    2. Smokestack Lightnin
    3. Shake It For Me
    4. I Believe Ill Dust My Broom
    5. Going Down Slow
    6. Highway 49
    7. Little Red Rooster
    8. Poor Boy
    9. Worried About You
    10. Smile At Me
    11. Howlin For My Baby
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • Willie's Blues Willie's Blues Quick View

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    Willie's Blues

    Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions - 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33 1/3.


    All mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at Acoustic Sounds' state-of-the-art pressing plant, Quality Record Pressings, plated by Gary Salstrom


    Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock


    Since the early 1950s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, Koko Taylor, and many others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a highly compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959. Besides his unique interpretations of "Nervous" and "Built for Comfort," it includes eight lesser-known compositions from Dixon's prolific pen. It is unlike all other albums by Dixon, as he and Slim are accompanied, not by the usual crew of Chicago blues players, but by a group of New York mainstream jazzmen, including tenor saxophonist Hal Ashby, guitarist Wally Richardson and drummer Gus Johnson.

    1. Nervous
    2. Good Understanding
    3. That's My Baby
    4. Slim's Thing
    5. That's All I Want Baby
    6. Don't You Tell Nobody
    7. Youth To You
    8. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
    9. Built For Comfort
    10. I Got A Razor
    11. Go Easy
    12. Move Me
    Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim
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  • Best of the Sun Records Sessions Best of the Sun Records Sessions Quick View

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    Best of the Sun Records Sessions

    Howlin' Wolf recorded some of his finest work while in
    Memphis, TN from 1951-1952 with legendary producer
    and Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips. This album
    features the very best of those sessions, all in one place.


    The recordings were remastered and pressed on
    audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

    1. All In The Mood
    2. Bluebird
    3. Drinkin' C V Wine
    4. Mr. Highway Man
    5. Chocolate Drop
    6. Well That's Alright
    7. I Got A Woman
    8. Oh Red
    9. My Troubles And Me
    10. Dorothy Mae
    11. Come Back Home
    12. My Baby Walked Off
    13. Getting Old And Grey
    14. My Last Affair
    Howlin' Wolf
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  • I Am The Blues I Am The Blues Quick View

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    I Am The Blues

    Chicago Bluesman Willie Dixon was perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his songs have been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy.


    Later, his songs were popularized by groups, such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Cream, and Led Zeppelin, whose Whole Lotta Love was loosely based don Dixon´s You Need Love. On this 1970 LP, the quintessential blues songwriter performs his own tunes - every one a classic: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, The Little Red Rooster, Spoonful and of course Back Door Man to name a few!


    Long overdue, the album was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986, whereas Willie Dixon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

    1. Back Door Man
    2. I Can't Quit You, Baby
    3. The Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. I Ain't Superstitious
    6. You Shook Me
    7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. The Little Red Rooster
    9. The Same Thing
    Willie Dixon
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  • The Guardian The Guardian Quick View

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    The Guardian

    Little Howlin' Wolf is a street musician, bluesman, actor, storyteller and truth seeker. He is also a true outsider, whose wrenching soulfulness and fire-brained intensity have been captured in a breadcrumb trail of confounding and intentionally obscure self-released records. In the late 1960s Wolf -- born James Pobiega in 1950 -- was already a saxophone wailing fixture at the legendary Chicago hangout, Maxwell Street Market. By the mid-1980s he released nearly three dozen 45s. Those singles are sprawling journeys into Wolf's world vision, as told through his gravelly voice and an array of instruments in styles and influences not limited to: American Indian, Polish and gypsy folk musics, Voodoo, vocal chants, blues, calypso and avant jazz. Often, it's all filtered through overdubbed abstraction. Wolf issued two LPs collecting some of those singles -- The Guardian (1982) and Cool Truth (1985) -- both now reissued by Family Vineyard. The Guardian is a baffling, hyper-creative statement recorded between 1976 and 1982. It's also vastly sincere and some of Wolf's most accessible and deeply emotional songs, yet it orbits a universe known only by the likes of Captain Beefheart or Albert Ayler. This reissue features replicated LP jackets, with Wolf's original transcendent liner notes, and labels bearing the Solidarity Solidarnosc Records name; never before seen photos; and new essay by ethnomusicologist Ian Nagoski.
    1. The Guardian
    2. Pain in My Heart
    3. As I Cry
    4. Get Down
    5. Little Harlem Canto
    6. Wolf Walked In
    7. Ride in Your Car
    8. Blue Eyed Sou
    9. Main Fireworks Man on the South Side of Town
    10. Dog on Down
    11. Al Calle Lobo
    Little Howlin' Wolf
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  • Canned Heat (MONO) Canned Heat (MONO) Quick View

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    Canned Heat (MONO)

    Of all the American rock bands that embraced the blues in the 1960s, none took their musical mission more seriously than Canned Heat. The California quintet, led by vocalists Alan Blind Owl Wilson and Bob The Bear Hite and featuring the brilliant guitarist Henry Vestine, combined fiery instrumental chops with a vast knowledge of blues history. Canned Heat quickly carved out a unique niche in that heady era, making high-profile appearances at Woodstock and other notable rock festivals, and managing to break into the pop singles charts without diluting their sound.



    Canned Heat's eponymous 1967 debut LP, released shortly after their attention-getting performance at the Monterey International Pop Music Festival, introduced the band's audacious synthesis of blues tradition and electrified boogie. The 11-song album features raw, fiercely soulful interpretations of material by such blues masters as Howlin' Wolf, Elmore James, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters and Sonny Boy Williamson, powered by Wilson and Hite's contrasting vocal styles and Vestine's explosive fretwork. The result is one of the most distinctive and dynamic blues-rock recordings of the '60s, and the album that launched Canned Heat's five-decade musical journey.



    This new vinyl edition of this landmark debut effort has been sourced from the original mono masters and pressed on 180-gram vinyl, and features a meticulous reproduction of the LP's original cover art.

    1. Rollin' and Tumblin'
    2. Bullfrog Blues
    3. Evil Is Going On
    4. Goin' Down Slow
    5. Catfish Blues
    6. Dust My Broom
    7. Help Me
    8. Big Road Blues
    9. The Story of My Life
    10. The Road Song
    11. Rich Woman
    Canned Heat
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    2120 South Michigan Ave

    On their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records label heroes, including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue named for the the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters the 13-track album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on classics by a who's-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album's producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.The album is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner. The album's featured guests include 2010 Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.
    1. Going Back

    2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy

    3. Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. Let It Rock
    6. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)

    7. Bo Diddley
    8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
    9. Help Me
    10. My Babe - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    11. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
    12. Willie Dixon's Gone
    13. Chicago Bound
    14. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite

    George Thorogood
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  • Johnny Winter (Speakers Corner) Johnny Winter (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Johnny Winter (Speakers Corner)

    When an international weekly magazine calls a musician the »white pope of black art«, then it sounds suspiciously like charitableness towards a blues musician in his prime, whose good years are in the past. As if! In the case of Johnny Winter, the reviews of his 2011 tour were just as glowing as in his early years, when Rolling Stone magazine described the gaunt Mississippi bard as »a cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest fluid blues guitar you have ever heard«. Intentional or not: Winter was able to win for himself some of the 'rocker' laurels that were reserved for the young Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. But Winter let everyone know that he was only interested in the blues, gutsy, evoking Howlin' Wolf's and Muddy Waters' growling groove, yet nimble-fingered enough on the strings to conjure up astoundingly sleek garlands of sound that fit precisely into each bar of music.



    Winter remains pretty cool when people attempt to identify personal afflictions in his music: When I play blues, I feel good he stated recently to a journalist. That the same goes for over 40 years ago is substantiated by both sides of this debut album.



    Musicians:



    • Johnny Winter (guitar, harmonica, vocal)

    • Edgar Winter (piano, alto saxophone)

    • Albert Wynn Butler (tenor saxophone)

    • Karl Garin (trumpet)

    • Norman Ray (bassoon)

    • Walter 'Shakey' Horton (harmonica)

    • Willie Dixon (bass)

    • Tommy Shannon (bass)

    • 'Uncle' John Turner (drums, percussion)



    Recording: 1969

    Production: Johnny Winter





    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. I'm Yours & I'm Hers
    2. Be Careful With a Fool
    3. Dallas
    4. Mean Mistreater
    5. Leland Mississippi Blues
    6. Good Morning Little School Girl
    7. When You Got A Good Friend
    8. I'll Drown In My Tears
    9. Back Door Friend
    Johnny Winter
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  • Willie's Blues Willie's Blues Quick View

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    Willie's Blues

    From the early '50s, Willie Dixon has been the studio kingpin of Chicago blues, having written, produced, and played bass on countless classics by Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Otis Rush, and others. Dixon has always managed to find time away from the studio to work as a performer, slapping his upright bass and singing his own tunes in a compelling, conversational baritone. He was working the coffeehouse circuit with pianist Memphis Slim when he cut this, his first album as a leader, in 1959.
    1. Nervous
    2. Good Understanding
    3. That's My Baby
    4. Slim's Thing
    5. That's All I Want Baby
    6. Don't You Tell Nobody
    7. Youth To You
    1. Sittin' And Cryin' The Blues
    2. Built For Comfort
    3. I Got A Razor
    4. Go Easy
    5. Move Me
    Willie Dixon
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  • American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure) American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    American Folk Blues Festival 1964 (Pure Pleasure)

    German jazz publicist Joachim-Ernst Berendt first had the idea of bringing original African-American blues performers to Europe. Jazz had become very popular, and rock and roll was just gaining a foothold, and both genres drew influences directly back to the blues. Berendt thought that European audiences would flock to concert halls to see them in person.



    Promoters Horst Lippmann and Fritz Rau brought this idea to reality. By contacting Willie Dixon, an influential blues composer and bassist from Chicago, they were given access to the blues culture of the southern United States. The first festival was held in 1962, and they continued almost annually until 1972, after an eight-year hiatus reviving the festival in 1980 until its final performance in 1985.
    The concerts featured some of the leading blues artists of the 1960s, such as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson along with blues legends from an earlier period such as Sleepy John Estes, John Henry Barbee & Lightnin' Hopkins.



    Attendees at Manchester in 1962, the first ever venue for the festival in Britain, included Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Brian Jones and Jimmy Page. Subsequent attendees at the first London festivals are believed to have also included such influential musicians as Eric Burdon, Eric Clapton, and Steve Winwood. Collectively these were the primary movers in the blues explosion that would lead to the British Invasion.



    Musicians:



    • Sonny Boy Williamson (vocal, harpsichord)

    • Hubert Sumlin (guitar)

    • Willie Dixon (bass)

    • Clifton James (drums)

    • Sunnyland Slim (vocal, piano)

    • Sam Lightnin' Hopkins, Howlin' Wolf (guitar, vocal)

    • Hammie Nixon (harpsichord, jug)




    Recording: October 1964 live at Musikhalle Hamburg, Germany, by Peter Kramper

    Production: Siegfried E. Loch



    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. I'm Trying To Make London My Home
    2. Dissatisfied
    3. Everytime I Get To Drinkin'
    4. Ain't It A Pity
    5. Baby Please Don't Go
    6. I'm A Tearing Little Daddy
    7. Cotton Pickin' Blues
    8. No Title Boogie
    9. Slip In Mules
    10. Dust My Broom
    Various Artists
    $34.99
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    Rooster Blues (Awaiting Repress)

    Louisiana bluesman Lightnin' Slim (nee Otis V. Hicks) began entertaining bar patrons in his native Baton Rouge in the 1940s. By the 50s he was releasing singles on the now legendary Excello label (the blues division of Nashville based Nashboro). This album, his first long player, appeared in 1960 and compiles many of those classic 50s sides. Slim plays a searing electric here and is often accompanied by his brother-in-law, Slim Harpo, on the harmonica, along with a full, rollicking rhythm section heavily influenced by the R&B coming out of NOLA at the time. Lightnin' Slim deserves a place alongside the more often mentioned blues legends of the 50s, like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin' Wolf; for proof, one needs to look no further than this excellent debut album.
    1. Rooster Blues
    2. Long Leanie Mama
    3. My Starter Won't Work
    4. GI Slim A5 Lightnin Troubles
    6. Bed Bug Blues
    7. Hoo-Doo Blues
    8. It's Mighty Crazy
    9. Sweet Little Woman
    10. Tom Cat Blues
    11. Feelin Awfull Blues
    12. I'm Leavin You Baby
    Lightnin' Slim
    $32.99
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    Texas Flood (Pure Pleasure)

    It's hard to overestimate the impact Stevie Ray Vaughan's debut, Texas Flood, had upon its release in 1983. At that point, blues was no longer hip, the way it was in the '60s. Texas Flood changed all that, climbing into the Top 40 and spending over half a year on the charts, which was practically unheard of for a blues recording. Vaughan became a genuine star and, in doing so, sparked a revitalization of the blues. This was a monumental impact, but his critics claimed that, no matter how prodigious Vaughan's instrumental talents were, he didn't forge a distinctive voice; instead, he wore his influences on his sleeve, whether it was Albert King's pinched yet muscular soloing or Larry Davis' emotive singing. There's a certain element of truth in that, but that was sort of the point of Texas Flood. Vaughan didn't hide his influences; he celebrated them, pumping fresh blood into a familiar genre.



    When Vaughan and Double Trouble cut the album over the course of three days in 1982, he had already played his set lists countless times; he knew how to turn this material inside out or goose it up for maximum impact. The album is paced like a club show, kicking off with Vaughan's two best self-penned songs, Love Struck Baby and Pride and Joy, then settling into a pair of covers, the slow-burning title track and an exciting reading of Howlin' Wolf's Tell Me, before building to the climax of Dirty Pool and I'm Crying. Vaughan caps the entire thing with Lenny, a lyrical, jazzy tribute to his wife.




    Musicians:



    • Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan (g, voc)

    • Tommy Shannon (b)

    • Chris "Whipper" Layton (dr)




    Recording: November 1982 at Down Town Studios, Los Angeles, and Riverside Sound, Austin (Texas) by Richard Mullen / September 1983 at The Palace, Hollywood, California

    Production: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Richard Mullen & Double Troubledeutsch



    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 Struck Baby
    2. Pride And Joy
    3. Texas Flood
    4. Tell Me
    5. Testify
    6. Rude Mood
    7. Mary Had A Little Lamb
    8. Dirty Pool
    9. Im Cryin
    10. Lenny


    Bonus Tracks:
    11. SRV Speaks
    12. Tin Pan Alley (AKA Roughest Place In Town)
    13. Testify (live)
    14. Mary Had A Little Lamb (live)
    15. Wham! (live)

    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $44.99
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    Howlin' Mercy

    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl


    Howlin' Mercy is the third album by American slide blues guitarist, singer and songwriter John Campbell. Born in 1952 he started to play Delta blues at an early age, listening to and influenced by his peers like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Lightnin' Hopinks. He performed in clubs in Texas and New Orleans before settling down in New York. It was in New York that his live performance came to fruition which led to his signing with Elektra Records in 1991.


    This album was made before his untimely death due to heart failure in 1993 and contains a bluesified Led Zeppelin cover When The Levee Breaks.


    Additionally songs like Firin' Line, Written In Stone Down In The Hole (written by Tom Waits) and Wolf Among The Lambs are proof of Campbell's roots playing the blues.


    Howlin Mercy was produced by Dennis Walker, who also worked on a lot off Robert Cray's recordings.

    1. Ain't Afraid Of Midnight
    2. When The Levee Breaks

    3. Down In The Hole
    4. Look What Love Can Do

    5. Saddle Up My Pony

    6. Firin' Line

    7. Love's Name

    8. Written In Stone

    9. Wiseblood

    10. Wolf Among The Lambs
    John Campbell
    $34.99
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    Muddy Wolf At Red Rocks

    Joe celebrating Muddy Waters & Howlin' Wolf
    LP1
    1. We Went Down To The Mississippi Delta
    2. Muddy Waters Talking
    3. Tiger In Your Tank
    4. I Can't Be Satisfied
    5. You Shook Me
    6. Stuff You Gotta Watch
    7. Double Trouble
    8. Real Love
    9. My Home Is On The Delta
    10. All Aboard


    LP2
    1. Howlin' Wolf Talking
    2. How Many More Years
    3. Shake For Me
    4. Hidden Charms
    5. Spoonful
    6. Killing Floor
    7. Evil (Is Going On)
    8. All Night Boogie (All Night Long)


    LP3
    1. Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)
    2. Oh Beautiful!
    3. Love Ain't A Love Song
    4. Sloe Gin
    5. The Ballad of John Henry
    6. Mississippi Heartbeat (Opening Title)
    7. Muddy Wolf (Credits)

    Joe Bonamassa
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Devil Music

    Randall Bramblett's latest release, Devil Music, is built upon a foundation of R&B and Soul, but this album spreads its wings with Rock & Roll fervor and a willingness to improvise. Devil Music was inspired by the biography, Moanin' At Midnight: The Life and Times Of Howlin' Wolf . In the book, Hubert Sumlin tells a story of Howlin' Wolf crying all the way from Mississippi to Chicago. Wolf and his band had been on tour when they decided to make a stop at his boyhood home in White Station, Mississippi. Wolf wanted to take his mama money and show her who he'd become. She opened the door, saw who it was and she slammed the door in Wolf's face. She told him she didn't want his money and didn't want anything to do with him. Wolf played "Devil Music."
    1. Dead In The Water
    2. Devil Music
    3. Bottom Of The Ocean
    4. Angel Child
    5. Pride In Place
    6. Reptile Pilot
    7. Whiskey Headed Woman
    8. Strong Love
    9. Ride
    10. Thing For You
    11. Missing Link
    Randall Bramblett
    $19.99
    Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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    Robot Hive/Exodus

    Up until now Clutch's Robot Hive/Exodus was never available on vinyl. This beautiful double LP is re-mastered and comes in a re-designed gatefold package. It contains some of Clutch's classic tracks, such as Mice and Gods and 10001110101, and it closes with two hoary old blues covers: Mississippi Fred McDonald's Gravel Road and Howlin Wolf's Who's Been Talking?. These are all songs that Clutch fans care deeply about.


    This collector's item with be highly sought-after by Clutch fans as well as vinyl aficionados.

    LP 1
    1. The Incomparable Mr. Flannery
    2. Burning Beard
    3. Gullah
    4. Mice and Gods
    5. Pulaski Skyway
    6. Never Be Moved
    7. 10001110101
    8. Small Upsetters


    LP 2
    1. Circus Maximus
    2. Tripping The Alarm
    3. 10,000 Witnesses
    4. Land Of Pleasant Living
    5. Gravel Road
    6. Who's Been Talking?

    Clutch
    $24.99
    Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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