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You Got Me WalkingSide One
1. You Got Me Walking
2. What A Lovely Way
3. You Left The Fire Burning
4. My Way
5. Try It Again
1. Forever And A Day
2. The Girl Turned Me On
3. Hard To Get A Thing Called Love
4. Love Is Funny That Way
5. The Fountain$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Baby WorkoutVee-Tone Records are delighted to be working with the Brunswick Record Corporation to re-issue this classic 1963 album from Mr. Excitement.
Baby Workout by Jackie Wilson comes to you in full glorious stereo, and is the first release in a series of Jackie Wilson Brunswick 12" vinyl reissues. It's incredible to think that this album has never been previously reissued on vinyl. It's been given the full treatment: pressed on 180 gram virgin vinyl, housed in a high gloss heavy card sleeve with detailed original artwork throughout, and even a reproduction Brunswick inner sleeve. All sound recordings have been taken from Brunswick masters, and purists will be delighted to know that there are no unsightly barcodes anywhere to be found on the cover.
Listen and appreciate this Jackie Wilson classic the way it should be, on quality vinyl!1. Shake! Shake! Shake!
2. The Kickapoo
3. Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
4. You Only Live Once
5. Say You Will
6. Baby Workout
7. It's All My Fault
8. Love Train
9. Now That I Want Her
10. (I Feel Like I'm In) Paradise
11. (So Many) Cute Little Girls
12. What Good Am I Without You$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Natural Light (Pure Pleasure)
Natural Light by Eric Bibb is as strong as his previous efforts and produced once again by his longtime bassist Dave Bronze. Eric's voice and guitar playing shines all over whether he's doing a solo acoustic number as in Champagne Habits and the beautiful Lucky Man' Rag where he is joined by a wasboard player, or in the full band numbers such as the cover of the sixties Jackie Wilson hit Higher And Higher. Other favourites include the jazzy Home Lovin' Man where Janne Petersson's piano really stands out, the gospel of Right On Time and Tell Riley, a song about Bukka White and his cousin Riley B.(B.) King. There's even a guest appearence by Hubert Sumlin, the late Howlin Wolf's guitarist, who plays a solo on Too Much Stuff. Most of the songs are self-penned by Eric Bibb with wise storytelling and witty lyrics but there are some covers tastefully arranged including Randy Newman' ballad Every Time It Rains.
- Eric Bibb (vocal, guitar)
- Janne Petersson (piano, organ, accordian)
- Dave Bronze (bass)
- Hubert Sumlin, Steve Donnelly (guitar)
- Simon Clarke, Roddy Lorimer, Tim Sanders (horns)
- Henry Spinetti (drums)
- Martin Ditcham, Bjorn Gideonsson (drums, percussion)
Recording: 2003 at Intimate Studios, London, by Troy Hermes / Warehouse Studios, Oxford, by Steve Watkins / Tonczone Studios, Kent, by Richard Studholme / Leon C Studios, Southend, by Dave Bronze
Production: Dave Bronze
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. Too Much Stuff
2. Home Lovin' Man
3. So Sorry
4. Tell Riley
5. Guru Man Blues
6. Every Time It Rains
7. Champagne Habits
8. Water Works Fine
10. Right On Time
11. Gratefully Blue
12. Lucky Man Rag
13. Higher and Higher$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live At The Harlem Square ClubRanked 443/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
Live at the Harlem Square Club is a classic live album by soul singer Sam Cooke, backed by
King Curtis, Clifton White and Cornell Dupree to name a few. Although recorded in 1963, the LP
first saw the light in 1985. Live at the Harlem Square Club easily stands the test of time next
to albums such as James Browns Live at the Apollo or Jackie Wilsons Live at the Copa.
This 180 grams audiophile edition contains the most recent remastered audio version (2005)
for the first time on vinyl ever!Side A
1 Soul Twist/Introduction
2 Feel It (Don't Fight It)
3 Chain Gang
5 It's All Right/For Sentimental Reasons
6 Twistin' The Night Away
1 Somebody Have Mercy
2 Bring It On Home To Me
3 Nothing Can Change This Love
4 Having A Party$39.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Best Of Wilson PickettThe great Wilson Pickett will be forever known as one of the original classic soul pioneers who had a knack of mastering funk grooves drenched in soul, rock and pop. He made some of the greatest sides ever for Atlantic, where he spent almost two decades creating some of the grittiest sold music ever waxed.
In 1967, Wilson 'The Wicked' Pickett was honored with his first greatest hits collection by Atlantic Records simply titled The Best Of Wilson Pickett. This stunning array of his hit singles, most of them backed by Booker T. and The M.G.'s, dominated the upper rungs of the soul and pop charts for over a year.
The man was important in bridging all types of rhythm and blues music to a much wider audience, churning out not only soul smashes but pop masterpieces. Most of his biggest hits have been covered by contemporaries like The Rascals, Solomon Burke, Jackie Wilson, The Supremes, B.B. King, Mitch Ryder and Bryan Ferry, just to name a few.
Jam packed with the original recordings of solid senders like his classics In The Midnight Hour, Mustang Sally, Funky Broadway and of course Land Of 1000 Dances, The Best Of Wilson Pickett is virtually an encyclopedia of FUNK! This top ten charting 1967 LP hasn't been available on vinyl for many decades, that is until now! Friday Music has announced for the first time ever the stunning 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of The Best Of Wilson Pickett.
Mastered from the original mono Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, these classic tracks truly reach sonic heights in the high fidelity audiophile domain. Friday Music has also included the original artwork elements by Haig Adishian, the classic photo of Wilson Pickett by Jerry Schatzberg, as well as the original liner notes from Jimmy Byrd.1. In the Midnight Hour 
2. I Found a Love 
3. 634-5789 (Soulsville, U.S.A.) 
4. If You Need Me 
5. Mustang Sally 
6. Don't Fight It 
7. Everybody Needs Somebody to Love 
8. It's Too Late 
9. Ninety-Nine and a Half (Won't Do) 
10. Funky Broadway 
11. Soul Dance Number Three 
12. Land of 1000 Dances $31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
UNIM-ISL-4277xDexys Midnight Runners
Too Rye AyHaving already scored (and how!) with a damn-near-perfect debut album, 'Searching For The Young Soul Rebels', and its trailblazing Number 1 smash
'Geno', fans and critics alike could hardly have predicted that what would come next would not only be a markedly different Dexys sound, but even greater
commercial heights, too. That's exactly what happened, however, with 'Too-Rye-Ay' and its blend of hot Stax-inspired rhythms and cool Celtic-influenced
strings. Its ensuing remarkable run of hit singles - 'Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)', the double-A-sided 'Old' / 'Let's Make This
Precious', and 'The Celtic Soul Brothers' - was deliciously supplemented by the all-conquering 'Come On Eileen', the latter of which went on to become
the UK's biggest-selling single of 1982.1. The Celtic Soul Brothers (More, Please, Thank You)
2. Let's Make This Precious
3. All In All (This One Last Wild Waltz)
4. Jackie Wilson Said (I'm In Heaven When You Smile)
6. Plan B
7. I'll Show You
8. Liars A To E
9. Until I Believe In My Soul
10. Come On Eileen$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
I Don't Want To CryPressed at R.T.I.
Growing up in Pittsburgh, Chuck Jackson witnessed first-hand the rise of the city's vibrant doo wop scene. Joining local heroes the Del Vikings, his smooth, commanding voice took the lead on their 1957 single "Willette." Going solo in 1959, Jackson was spotted by producer/Wand Records A&R man Luther Dixon while opening for Jackie Wilson at the Apollo Theater. With Dixon, Jackson co-wrote his first hit, "I Don't Want to Cry." The track featured a lavish band arrangement, a style Dixon had perfected during his sessions with the Shirelles. Together, Jackson and Dixon carefully crafted I Don't Want to Cry! (1961), Jackson's debut LP. A concept album dedicated to songs about crying, it finds Jackson covering mentor Wilson ("Lonely Teardrops") as well as an early Burt Bacharach-Hal David composition ("I Wake Up Crying"). Audibly in command, Jackson's vocals blend seamlessly with Dixon's arrangements, resulting in an astonishingly accomplished album. Working from the original analog reels, Sundazed has mastered this landmark LP in the rare true stereo mix. Pressed at R.T.I. on lush 180 gram vinyl, every string swell, every horn phrase and, most importantly, every vocal performance comes through in "you are there" clarity. No collection is complete without this Brill Building classic!1. I Don't Want To Cry
2. Tears On My Pillow
3. Willow Tree
4. In Between Tears
5. Tear Of The Year
6. I Cried For You
7. Lonely Teardrops
8. Don't Let The Sun Catch You Crying
9. Salty Tears
10. I Wake Up Crying
11. A Tear
12. A Man Ain't Supposed To Cry$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Sides And In BetweenThe Sides And In Between is the new album from Atlanta band Gringo Star, their first for Nevado Records.
If you know a little about brothers Nick and Peter Furgiuele's roots, it all makes sense. Our grandad started out in radio in the 40s and 50s in Columbus, GA., Nick explains. He was a huge promoter of R&B back when it was still super segregated, and he was playing black music and putting on shows with Little Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Sam Cooke & the Soul Stirrers, a lot of Gospel shows. So we grew up hearing all these stories, listening to all this music. Our grandfather was inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame posthumously. And my grandma all her photo albums are like Jackie Wilson shirtless backstage, hanging out. Not to mention how Nick and Peter used to raid their parents record collections, cutting their teeth on the likes of Buddy Holly, The Animals and The Kinks. Our favorite music comes from the 50s, Peter says, and that music influenced all the 60s bands we like.
The band has toured relentlessly across the U.S. and Europe building a diehard underground following while sharing bills with everyone from Cat Power and Feist to The Black Angels and Weezer, and also touring with Wavves, Best Coast, And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead and fellow Atlantans The Black Lips.1. Rotten
3. Get Closer
4. Still Alive
5. Going Home
6. Knee Deep
7. Heading South
9. It's You
10. The Last Trace$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Howard TateSinger Howard Tate cracked the R&B Top 20 three times in the late 1960s, left music and endured hardship and anonymity for nearly 30 years and beginning in the early 2000s returned to his rightful place as one of America's most revered soul performers.
Tate was born in Macon, Georgia, in 1939 and moved with his family to Philadelphia as a young boy. In his teens, he joined a north Philadelphia gospel group, the Gainors, that also featured to-be star Garnet Mimms. The group recorded in the early 1960s for Mercury Records and Cameo Records before Tate left to become the featured singer of organist Bill Doggett's group.
In the mid-'60s, Mimms urged producer Jerry Ragovoy to check out Tate, and from 1966 to 1969 Tate and Ragovoy recorded about 10 singles, the first for the Utopia label, the rest for Verve. Ain't Nobody Home (1966), Look At Granny Run Run (1966) and Stop (1967), all written or co-written by Ragovoy, each charted R&B Top 20. But to rock audiences, Tate was best known as the original performer of Get It While You Can, which became one of Janis Joplin's signature tunes. Tate's debut album, Get It While You Can, was released in 1966 to tremendous acclaim. Rolling Stone called the album a spectacular showcase of suave, muscular good-powered singing, heavily influenced by Sam Cooke, with a joyous, shrieking falsetto that became Tate's trademark.
Tate recorded a few more singles for Lloyd Price's label, Turntable, before reuniting briefly with Ragovoy for sessions on Atlantic. After one more single on Epic in 1974, Tate all but vanished. Despite his success, he was unhappy with how the music business was treating him, never having seen any royalties.
Tate sold securities in the New Jersey and Philadelphia areas into the 1980s when he succumbed to substance abuse and endured a very tumultuous period of homelessness and personal loss. He turned his life around and began work as a minister and counselor in the early 1990s. Then in 2001, a musician Tate had toured with back in the 1960s saw him in a supermarket and within hours Tate's old producer, Jerry Ragovoy, was calling, resulting in a return to the studio for the Grammy-nominated Rediscovered. He followed up with Howard Tate Live in 2006, A Portrait Of Howard - with guests Lou Reed, Carla Bley and Larry Goldings - in 2007 and Blue Day in 2008.
Music luminaries have recognized and celebrated Tate's trademark voice throughout the years, with Elvis Costello calling him the missing link between Jackie Wilson and Al Green. Among the well-known musicians that have covered songs originally recorded by Tate are Joplin (Get It While You Can), Jimi Hendrix (Stop), Hugh Masekela (Stop), B.B. King (Ain't Nobody Home), Ry Cooder (Look At Granny Run Run) and Grand Funk Railroad (Look At Granny Run Run).1. Look At Granny Run Run
2. Sweet Sixteen
3. Louisiana 1927
4. Ill Be Home
5. Dear Lord
6. Aint Nobody Home$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP D2D -Sealed Direct to Disc (D2D) Buy Now