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I'm Jimmy Reed / Rockin With ReedThere's simply no sound in the blues as easily digestible,accessible, and instantly recognizable as the music of Jimmy Reed. His debut LP release, I'm Jimmy Reed, was about as strong a first album as was heard in Chicago blues. Really a collection of single sides rather than an actual album of new material, the tracks were recorded from June 1953 (Roll & Rhumba) through March 1958 (You Got Me Crying ) and include the songs on which he'd built his reputation over the previous five years, key among them: Honest I Do,Ain't That Lovin' You Baby, You Got Me Dizzy, and You Don't Have to Go, plus their highly relevant B-sides, which help give this album more depth and breadth than a formal hits collection would have had.
Jimmy Reed's second album was a little different from his first. It is also a collection with previously released single sided recorded and released over the prior seven years; but three of the dozen songs here were new to listeners when they showed up on Rockin' with Reed. This album is every bit as enjoyable and equally essential listening, includingDown in Virginia, Going to New York, and Take Out Some Insurance, the latter two the latest recordings on this album; and even the one or two seeming throwaway here, the instrumentals Ends & Odds and My BitterSeed are worth hearing for what they reveal of the playing on these sessions. Reed's incredibly expressive voice, coupled with his sinewy guitar and virtuoso-level harp playing, is consistently great throughout.LP 1: I'M JIMMY REED
1. Honest I Do
2. Go On To School
3. My First Plea
4. Boogie In The Dark
5. You Got Me Crying
6. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
7. You Got Me Dizzy
8. Little Rain
9. Can't Stand To See You Go
10. Roll And Rhumba
11. You're Something Else
12. You Don't Have To Go
13. I Love You Baby*
14. Honey, Don't Let Me Go*
15. Signals Of Love*
16. Honey, Where You Going*
LP 2: ROCKIN' WITH REED
1. Going To New York
2. A String To Your Heart
3. Ends & Odds
4. Caress Me Baby
5. Take Out Some Insurance
6. The Moon Is Rising
7. Down In Virginia
8. I Know It's A Sin
9. Wanna Be Loved
10. Baby, What's On Your Mind
11. My Bitter Seed
12. Rockin' With Reed
13. The Sun Is Shining*
14. I Told You Baby*
15. I'm Gonna Get My Baby*
16. You Know I Love You*
*bonus tracks$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
I'm Jimmy ReedSide One
1. Honest I Do
2. Go On To School
3. My First Plea
4. Boogie In The Dark
5. You Got Me Crying
6. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
1. You Got Me Dizzy
2. Little Rain
3. Can't Stand To See You Go
4. Roll & Rhumba
5. You're Something Else
6. You Don't Have To Go$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Rockin' With ReedSide One:
1. Going to New York
2. String to Your Heart
3. Ends and Odds
4. Caress Me Baby
5. Take Out Some Insurance
6. Moon Is Rising
7. Down in Virginia
8. I Know It's a Sin
9. Wanna Be Loved
10. Baby What's on Your Mind
11. My Bitter Seed
12. Rockin' With Reed$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Just Jimmy Reed1. I'll Change My Style
2. Lets Get Together
3. Good Lover
4. Take It Slow
5. Too Much
6. In The Morning
7. Oh John
8. Back Home at Noon
9. Kansas City Baby
10. You Can't Hide$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
As Jimmy IsIf you've heard Jimmy Reed - there's nothing we can add. If you haven't, all we can say is - Jimmy Reed is 'SUM'PM' else.
-Roker Record Group, Inc1. Hard Walking Hanna, Part I
2. Hard Walking Hanna, Part II
3. Cry Before I Go
4. Can't Stand To Leave
5. Big Legged Woman
6. Funky Funky Soul (Instrumental)
7. Christmas Present Blues
8. Over The Hump
9. Crying Blind
11. God Is Catching Up With Me$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Hoodoo Man BluesOne 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$54.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Blue & LonesomePressed On Two 180 Gram LPs And Housed In A Gatefold Sleeve
"This album is manifest testament to the purity of their love for making music, and the blues is, for the Stones, the fountainhead of everything they do."
-Don Was, Co-Producer of 'Blue & Lonesome'
The Rolling Stones are set to release 'Blue & Lonesome', their first studio album in over a decade. Recorded in just three days in London, England, 'Blue & Lonesome' takes the band back to their roots and the passion for blues music which has always been at the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones.
Their approach to the album was that it should be spontaneous and played live in the studio without overdubs. The band - Mick Jagger (vocals & harp), Keith Richards (guitar), Charlie Watts (drums), and Ronnie Wood (guitar) were joined by their long time touring sidemen Darryl Jones (bass), Chuck Leavell (keyboards) and Matt Clifford (keyboards) and, for two of the twelve tracks, by old friend Eric Clapton, who happened to be in the next studio making his own album.
'Blue & Lonesome' sees the Rolling Stones tipping their hats to their early days as a blues band when they played the music of Jimmy Reed, Willie Dixon, Eddie Taylor, Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf - artists whose songs are featured on this album.LP 1
1. Just Your Fool
2. Commit A Crime
3. Blue And Lonesome
4. All Of Your Love
5. I Gotta Go
6. Everybody Knows About My Good Thing
1. Ride 'Em On Down
2. Hate To See You Go
3. Hoo Doo Blues
4. Little Rain
5. Just Like I Treat You
6. I Can't Quit You Baby$38.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Mouth Harp BluesShakey 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.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$49.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Henry GrayThe lustrous Chicago blues scene of the 1950's was predominated by great pianists. Otis Spann, Henry Gray, Johnnie Jones and Sunnyland Slim were among the era's very best. Henry's rolling two-fisted keyboard work graced countless Chicago blues recordings during the '50s for leading labels. Unlike most of his contemporaries there, he was from Louisiana rather than Mississippi-and since 1968, he's been living at his boyhood home just outside of Baton Rouge once again, a stalwart on the swamp blues circuit.
Born in Kenner, Louisiana, Henry arrived in Chicago in 1946, fresh from a stint in the Philippines during World War II. Strongly influenced by ivories master Big Maceo, Henry's rapidly escalating talents were soon in heavy demand. After starting out with Little Hudson's Red Devil Trio, Henry appeared on classic sides by Jimmy Reed, Bo Diddley, Jimmy Rogers, Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold and Morris Pejoe before joining Howlin' Wolf's combo in 1956 for a 12-year run.
Although Henry's ability on the 88s is renowned worldwide, his warm expressive vocals may come as something of a revelation. There's more than a hint of Henry's Louisiana roots in his music. The brilliant piano style of Henry Gray once represented the very best Chicago had to offer. You know, some things never change. Henry cut 5 songs solo on this direct-to-disc. He plays a Steinway Concert Grand 9' model D.1. Out On The Road
2. I Ain't Goin' For That
3. Watch Yourself
4. How Long Blues
5. Let Me Go$19.99Vinyl LP D2D - Sealed Direct to Disc (D2D) Buy Now
Dr. Byrds & Mr. HydeA key transitional touchstone in The Byrds' fabled canon, 1969's Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde
was the next stop in the band's pioneering country-rock trajectory and the first album by
the post-Gram Parsons lineup. With leader Roger McGuinn at the helm of a stellar new
edition of the band featuring guitar god Clarence White, drummer Gene Parsons, and
bassist John York, Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde sees The Byrds bridging the gap between the
psychedelic flights of the group's mid-'60s albums and the down-home, country-based
style developed only months earlier with Sweetheart of the Rodeo.
In addition to containing strong McGuinn originals (King Apathy III, Old Blue),
more of the band's beloved interpretations of Bob Dylan classics (This Wheel's on Fire
and a medley blending The Bard's My Back Pages' with Jimmy Reed's Baby, What You
Want Me to Do), and even a Gram Parsons collaboration (the bemusing Drug Store
Truck Drivin' Man, which cleverly celebrates The Byrds' love of country music while
simultaneously taking a dig at small-minded rednecks), Dr. Byrds & Mr. Hyde also boasts
two tracks composed by McGuinn for the obscure, racy '60s cult movie Candy.
Mastered from the original Columbia Records analog master reels, Sundazed's exact
reproduction of the original LP will have Byrdmaniacs everywhere soaring to high heaven!1. This Wheel's On Fire
2. Old Blue
3. Your Gentle Way Of Loving Me
4. Child Of The Universe
5. Nashville West
6. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
7. King Apathy III
9. Bad Night At The Whiskey
11. My Back Pages
12. B.J. Blues
13. Baby, What Do You Want Me To Do$28.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Jimmy Reed Is Back1. Ain't No Time For Fussin'
2. Keep The Faith
3. Wake Up At Daybreak
4. Turn Me On Like A TV
5. Knocking On Your Door
6. Just A Poor Country Boy
7. Tribute To A Friend
8. Crazy About Oklahoma
9. When I Woke Up This Morning
10. I'm Leaving
11. I Got To Keep Rolling
12. My Baby Told Me$13.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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
10. Let's Pick It
11. Big Leg Mama
12. That Will Never Do$27.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Hoodoo Man BluesHoodoo Man Blues is not only Junior Wells' initial appearance on record, it is damn near the first LP by a Chicago blues band. Chess and a few other labels had reissued 45's by Muddy Waters, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Elmore James, etc. but virtually no one had tried to capture the Chicago blues sound free of limitations of juke-box/airplay promotion as Delmark does here. Hoodoo Man Blues is the real Chicago blues from a true blues legend.1. Snatch It Back and Hold It
2. Ships on the Ocean
3. Good Morning Schoolgirl
4. Hound Dog
5. In the Wee Hours
6. Hey Lawdy Mama
7. Hoodoo Man Blues
8. Early in the Morning
9. We're Ready
10. You Don't Love Me Baby
11. Chitlin con Carne
12. Yonder Wall$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
CarlaPaired with Stax writing whiz-kids Isaac Hayes and David Porter, Thomas had her greatest chart run, beginning with the hit B-A-B-Y and continuing with Let Me Be Good to You. Both of those appear here, alongside evocative slabs of country-soul in covers of Hank Williams's I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry and Patsy Cline's I Fall to Pieces. For good measure, Thomas also tries her hand at the blues with covers of Howlin' Wolf's Little Red Rooster and Jimmy Reed's Baby What You Want Me to Do?
- Rob Bowman (AllMusic.com)1. B-A-B-Y
2. Red Rooster
3. Let Me Be Good To You
4. I Got You, Boy
- Baby What You Want Me To Do
- For Your Love
6. What Have You Got To Offer Me
7. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
8. I Fall To Pieces
9. You Don't Have To Say You Love Me
11. Looking Back$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Indestructible Sounds OfThis raw rhythm''n''beat garage-rock''n''roll combo, headed up by the ubiquitous veteran rocker, Sir Bald Diddley (aka Hipbone Slim), delivers super rough, tough and wild mid-'60's inspired sounds that are just about as frantic as a pack of dogs in a lamp post factory. It's British beat at its best, loaded with grab-your-throat guitar riffs, snarling vocals, wailing harp and much maraca shaking -- proper raw-as-you-like freakbeat, inspired by the likes of the Pretty Things, Kinks, Downliners Sect, Them, Birds, Stones, Yardbirds, Jimmy Reed, Sonics ...1. Houdini
2. I Want You To Love Me
3. It's A Jungle Out There
4. Mover And A Shaker
5. Batgirl, I Love You
6. If I Had My Way
7. Give In To Temptation
10. Out Of Reach
11. Out Of Here
12. Habenero$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Remember MeJimmie Lee Robinson doesn't dance for the approval of others nor does he thin his music to seduce a wider audience. The self-proclaimed Lonely Traveller's work is an artistic achievement that illustrates why enduring reputations are earned slowly, over time, not swiftly via shrewdly orchestrated media blitzes. His music, honest and unspoiled, comes as a welcome and refreshing alternative in an age of crowd-mesmerizing pyrotechnics, outlandish tempos, and incendiary solos. Remember Me, Robinson's first effort for the APO label and the first album recorded at Blue Heaven Studios, is an adventure deep into the blues of Mr. Robinson's Maxwell Street neighborhood, a neighborhood that has included residencies with musicians such as Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Freddie King, Elmore James, Luther Tucker, Eddie Taylor, Magic Sam, Jimmy Reed, Shakey Jake, St. Louis Jimmy, Eddy Clearwater, Sunnyland Slim and more.
On Remember Me, Robinson accompanies himself on acoustic guitar to create The Lonely Traveller's distinctive brand of blues, which he says represents a lifetime of work, the trials and tribulations of growing up on and experiencing Maxwell Street. If you listen closely, you'll also hear Jimmy D. Lane (son of the late blues legend Jimmy Rogers) accompanying on one tune.
Robinson sings in the powerful and sometimes piercing voice that inspired the Lonesome Lee sobriquet when he began recording for Bandera Records in the 1950s. Boot-stomping, spur-jangling highlights include a rousing performance of Wait For Me, Jimmy Reed-inspired Boss Man and a spirited rendition of Wagon Wheels.1. My Name Is Jimmie Lee
2. Boss Man
3. Wagon Wheels
4. See See Baby
5. Wait For Me
6. Keys To The Highway
7. Rosa Lee
8. The Boll Weevil
9. Angry Lover
10. Rollin' and Tumblin'
11. Remember Me$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Back For A Taste Of Your LoveA rollicking vocalist and gifted harmonica player, Syl Johnson has forged a career in both blues and soul. The brother of bassist Mac Thompson and guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson sang and played with blues artists Magic Sam, Billy Boy Arnold, and Junior Wells in the '50s before recording with Jimmy Reed for Vee-Jay in 1959. He made his solo debut that same year with Federal. Johnson toured with Howlin' Wolf from late 1959 until 1962, when Willie Mitchell signed him to Hi Records.
Johnson recorded for both Twilight and Hi in the late '60s and early '70s, clicking with the dance/novelty cut Come on Sock It to Me and crackling message track Is It Because I'm Black? He had his biggest hit with Take Me to the River in 1975, reaching number seven on the R&B charts. Johnson later recorded for Shama and Boardwalk. He reappeared on a collaboration with his brother Jimmy in the summer of 2002, humorously titled Two Johnsons Are Better Than One.
[Back For A Taste Of Your Love] ...moves his hard Chicago soul groove over to Willie Mitchell's production style, which has a bit more of a mellow tip to it. Syl wrote a number of the tracks, and the titles include I'm Yours, Feelin' Frisky, I Hate I Walked Away, and The Love You Left Behind.
- Zero G Sound1. I'm Yours
2. I Let a Good Girl Go
3. Anyway the Wind Blows
4. You Don't Know Me
5. Feelin' Frisky
6. We Did It
7. Wind, Blow Her Back My Way
8. I Hate I Walked Away
9. The Love You Left Behind$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Live North America 2016Back when music was only available on a vinyl album, the pure excitement captured on a live album was considered the ultimate document coveted by hardcore music fans. Clark continues this tradition by bringing the live album to a younger generation of music fans. Live North America 2016 was recorded absolutely live, with no overdubs. What you hear is how it went down.
The album includes all new and unreleased live recordings from Gary Clark Jr's 2016 tour in support of his internationally acclaimed 2015 album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. It features several songs from that album, including The Healing, Grinder, Our Love, Cold-Blooded, and Shake, featuring Leon Bridges and his saxophonist Jeff Dazey. The set is characterized by raw soul and funk, classic solo and blues performances, and several lengthy, tour de force guitar jams. It includes two previously unreleased covers, Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do and Elmore James' My Baby's Gone as well as You Saved Me and When My Train Pulls In - fan favorites from Clark's Warner Bros. Records critically praised debut Blak and Blu.
Clark's incendiary performances were also beautifully captured on Gary Clark Jr. Live, which was released in September 2014 and met with tremendous critical and commercial acclaim. Both live albums chronicle Clark's evolution on stage as his songs expand and find new life beyond the studio recordings. Much like the great blues, jazz, and soul legends of past, these recordings are lightening in a bottle - historical moments in time for an artist who is ever-morphing and one of the truly great improvisers of his generation and our time.LP 1
1. Grinder (Live)
2. The Healing (Live)
3. Our Love (Live)
4. Cold Blooded (Live)
5. When My Train Pulls In (Live)
1. Down to Ride (Live)
2. You Saved Me (Live)
3. Shake (feat. Leon Bridges with Jeff Dazey) [Live]
4. Church (Live)
5. Honest I Do (Live)
6. My Baby's Gone (Live)
7. Numb (Live)$26.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
All My LifeWith All My Life, his second APO Records release, Jimmie Lee is aiming for goose bumps and tears. And if you've got appreciation for acoustic, front porch blues, you'll have a tough time escaping his spell.
No doubt Jimmie Lee Robinson offers a delightful taste of traditional blues. His work through the years with such stalwarts as Little Walter, Howlin' Wolf, Freddie King, Elmore James and Jimmy Reed have made their impressions on the man called The Lonely Traveler just as he has been credited with inspiring them.
On All My Life you'll hear standby classics like a haunting, slowed-down version of Muddy Waters' Forty Days and Forty Nights with eerie harmonica accompaniment by Madison Slim. And Jimmie Lee even covers a non-blues favorite with What a Wonderful World. His live version of that song at a 1999 concert in Blue Heaven Studios - the converted church that is home to APO Records - brought tears to scores of the 400 in attendance.
But All My Life is also packed with Jimmie Lee originals like the title track, which was once covered by John Mayall, where Jimmie Lee pleads with the woman of his dreams to return all the respect and love he's paid to her. That track is also a perfect showcase for the classic Jimmie Lee growling vocals and the spurs jangling from his boots as the only percussion.
Unlike his first APO release, Remember Me, an almost entirely-solo effort, Jimmie Lee is joined on most of the All My Life tracks by APO artist and noted-guitarist Jimmy D. Lane and journeyman harp player Madison Slim, whose knack for acoustic blues is highlighted on this release.
Jimmie Lee has gained national attention for his protest of the destruction of Chicago's famed Maxwell Street, said to be the birthplace of Chicago blues and the neighborhood where Jimmie Lee grew up. He fasted for 81 straight days, shunning solid food as if it was the wrecking ball he so badly wants to stop. His efforts were even documented on the front page of the New York Times.1. Forty Days and Forty Nights
2. I'll Be Around
3. Love My Baby
4. The Sun Is Shining
5. Driftin' Blues
6. The Girl I Love
8. All My Life
9. I'm Ready
10. What A Wonderful World
11. Too Late
12. If I Get Lucky$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Live Bootleg Series Volume 11
180 Gram Clear Vinyl
When I first heard him (Johnny Winter) I said he's one of the greatest blues players in the business. - Muddy Waters
Legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter continues to enthrall
audiences the world over. With his unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal
prowess, Winter's style is truly unmatched in purity and in star power longevity.
While he tours non-stop, it's no secret that his live performances are legendary. Fortunately for his huge fan base, Johnny has captured a lot of his concerts
on tape over the many decades, which proudly leads us to the eleventh incredible
installment of the chart topping Live Bootleg Series.
For Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 11, the artist surely becomes
his instrument in some incredibly guitar shredding live performances. The blues
wielding axeman steps out with super extended workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Taj Mahal's
classic E-Z Rider, Johnny's stellar interpretation of Jimmy Reed's Baby What's Wrong and a super revisit of the blues classic
Always paying homage to his fellow bluesmen, Johnny also dug far back into his archives for three super rare performances of the stellar Muddy Waters classics Long Distance Call, She Moves Me and a hard rockin' masterwork of Rollin'
Friday Music is very pleased to announce Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 11. As with our previous releases, these are totally produced, authorized, owned, controlled by Johnny Winter himself.
In addition to the hard rockin' blues on this wonderful collection, the limited edition recording will be issued on 180 Gram Audiophile CLEAR Vinyl. It will also include the stellar front cover
photo from the lens of Paul Natkin, as well as wonderful appreciations from the pens of legendary artists Charlie Daniels,
Vince Gill and Muddy Waters!
Live Bootleg Series Volume 11 by Johnny Winter Six tracks of pure Texan blues power on CLEAR 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl courtesy of the legendary Johnny Winter and Friday Music. Rock and Roll!!!!1. Opening
2. E-Z Rider
3. Boot Hill
4. Long Distance Call
5. Baby What's Wrong
6. She Moves Me
7. Rollin' and Tumblin'$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Live Bootleg Series Volume 7
The Johnny Winter Live Booteg Series Continues On Friday Music!
Celebrate The New Year With The 7th Rockin' Volume Of Johnny Winter Live Rarities On First Time 180 Gram Red Vinyl!
Owned, Produced And Controlled By The Late Legendary Artist!
The late legendary rocker and blues statesman Johnny Winter continues to enthrall audiences the
world over. With his unique brand of blues/rock guitar and vocal prowess, Winter's style will always be
truly unmatched in purity and longevity.
While he toured non-stop, it's no secret that his live performances are legendary. Fortunately for his
huge fan base, Johnny had captured a lot of his concerts on tape over the many decades, which proudly
leads us to the first time 180 Gram Audiophile vinyl version of the seventh incredible installment of the
chart topping Live Bootleg Series.
For Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 7, the artist surely becomes his instrument in some
incredibly guitar shredding live performances. The blues wielding axeman steps out with super extended
workouts on concert classics like his masterful version of the Jimmy Reed classic Shame, Shame, Shame,
Johnny's own stellar Leland, Mississippi Blues and a super long version of Don't Take Advantage of Me.
Always paying homage to his fellow bluesmen, Johnny also dug far back into his archives for a truly
rare performance of the stellar Muddy Waters classic Mean Mistreater.
Friday Music is very honored to be the home of Johnny Winter's Live Bootleg Series Volume 7. As
with our previous releases, these are totally produced, authorized, owned, controlled by late artist. For a
limited time only, we are pressing this amazing album on 180 Gram Translucent Red Vinyl to enhance your
Johnny Winter listening experience.
In addition to the hard rockin' blues on this wonderful collection, this limited edition LP release will
be presented with a stellar rare photo from the legendary photo lens of Mick Rock, as well as superstar
blues rocker Warren Haynes' penned liner notes.
Live Bootleg Series Volume 7 by Johnny Winter Six tracks of pure Texan blues power stunning
limited edition red vinyl courtesy of the legendary Johnny Winter and Friday Music.
Rock and Roll!1. Introduction
2. Don't Take Advantage of Me
3. Mean Mistreataer
4. Blues Jam
5. Shame, Shame, Shame
6. Leland, Mississippi Blues$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Painting Signs (Pure Pleasure)Painting Signs stands up as a complete work from beginning to end. Eric Bibb makes a fine case for blues as a music of introspection, warmth, and supreme nuance. Easily his most mature album to date, Painting Signs continues Bibb's formula of socially aware songs performed from an acutely personal point-of-view; standout tracks Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down and a cover of Hope In A Hopeless World hammer home his message of individual freedom and the responsibilities that accompany it. (It's no coincidence that Pops Staples, to whom Bibb dedicates this album, once recorded the latter song.) That's not to say Painting Signs is overly didactic or, indeed, 'heavy' in any way; even the most serious songs here, like the plea for peace and unity Got To Do Better, are leavened by a musical backdrop that's soulful and immediately accessible. Gospel-leaning backing vocals by Linda Tillery and her Cultural Heritage Choir help flesh out several cuts, and robust accordion fills by Bibb's longtime accompanist Janne Petersson add a subtle Louisiana flavor to the rolling, propulsive Kokomo and, to surprisingly good effect, the deep-grooved version of Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do. Elsewhere, he keeps a minimalist tone dominated by acoustic guitar, an arrangement that's particularly mesmerizing on the chilling title track. With its emphasis on sophisticated songcraft and its gentle blend of folk, gospel, and country influences, Painting Signs presents Bibb as an artist intent on blurring the line between blues and 'roots music' in general.
- Eric Bibb (vocal, guitar)
- Wilson Pickett (vocal)
- Dave Bronze (bass, guitar, vocal)
- Robbie McIntosh (guitar)
- Hans Theesink (mandolin)
- Janne Petersson (organ, piano, electric piano, accordion)
- Henry Spinetti (drums)
- Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir (backing vocal)
Format: 2LPs 33rpm / gatefold sleeve
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. Kokomo
2. Hope In A Hopeless World
3. Five Miles Above
4. I Heard The Angels Singing
5. Delia's Gone
6. Got To Do Better
7. The Light Was Worth The Candle
9. Walkin' Home
10. To Know You
11. Honest I Do
12. Paintin' Signs
13. Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Birth Of The Dead Volume Two - The Live SidesExclusive Only To This LP Release: First Time Sitting Photos Of The Dead By The Legendary Herb Greene
Impeccably Mastered By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA With Ron McMaster
The legendary Bay area rock superstars the Grateful Dead scored for over four decades a plethora of wonderful recordings throughout their incredible career. Spearheaded originally by the late great Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Bill Kruetzmann and the late Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, these five gentlemen set the world on fire with their magnificent artistry and musicianship unparalleled to this day.
With their very first San Francisco live gigs and when they were locally known as The Warlocks, the historical importance of these debut concert recordings would soon become a blueprint for the music world as the Grateful Dead would become one of the biggest concert attractions of all time.
Over a decade ago, the Grateful Dead unearthed 14 super rare live recordings from the mid-sixties. None of these recordings were ever previously released at the time. Recorded in San Francisco from a July 1966 performance, when they were signed to the Scorpio Records label, this ultra rare concert tape simply became manna for the fans and was truly a find for any collector of fine rock and roll and
early psych and garage rock fare.
Dead fan favorite Viola Lee Blues kicks off the rare collection, and then the fireworks light up as future Grateful Dead classics like Don't Ease Me In and the stellar Jimmy Reed classic Big Boss Man truly become a very important and interesting listen to any fan of the Dead or classic rock in general.
Known for their jams in concert, you will get to hear stellar takes on rare blues tracks like One Kind Favor, Next Time You See Me and
of course their super rare Bob Dylan interpretation of It's All Over Now Baby Blue, which would be an interesting choice not knowing there
would be future collaborations with Dylan in both of their important later careers.
Even superlative covers of Otis Redding's Pain In My Heart and the Slim Harpo blues champion I'm A King Bee are included in this amazingly important and historic rock release from this much loved band.
These Grateful Dead recordings have never been released on the vinyl format that is until now
Friday Music is very pleased to announce for the very first time on 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl - The Grateful Dead's Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides. This deluxe 2 LP set not only has the original 14 live performances unearthed by the Dead themselves, but it also includes for the very first time anywhere several unearthed photos from the lens of the legendary Herb Greene. These first time issued photos show the very first sittings of the Grateful Dead and will make your listening hours that much more enjoyable as you stare at the
brilliant pictures of your favorite rockers in this very special era.
As a further installment in the exclusive and authorized Grateful Dead Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, this fine album
is part of a historical two part audiophile vinyl series along with the Birth Of The Dead Volume One-The Studio Sessions which was released
in late 2013.
Mastered impeccably for vinyl by Joe Reagoso (Grateful Dead) at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Records, Hollywood, CA, this
limited edition audiophile version of Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides will truly be a welcome addition to your Dead collection.
Grateful Dead Birth Of The Dead Volume Two-The Live Sides a historic album first time release in the audiophile domain only from your friends at Friday Music Don't Ease Me InLP1
1. Viola Lee Blues
2. Don't Ease Me In
3. Pain In My Heart
4. Sitting on Top of the World
5. It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
6. I'm a King Bee
1. Big Boss Man
2. Standing on the Corner
3. In the Pines
4. Nobody's Fault But Mine
5. Next Time You See Me
6. One Kind Favor
7. He Was a Friend of Mine
8. Keep Rolling By$44.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Buy Now
Elvis-NBC TV Special
The Elvis Presley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues!
Celebrating The 45th Anniversary Of The NBC TV Special "1968 Comeback" Soundtrack Album!
First Time 180 Gram Vinyl & Gatefold Cover Presentation
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso At Friday Music Studios And Manufactured At R.T.I.
Elvis Aaron Presley was born during the Great Depression into a poor family in Mississippi. They moved to Memphis during the early fifties, and as
a struggling young truck driver, he cut some demos at Sun Studios as a gift for his beloved mother Gladys.
The folks at RCA Victor knew that this young fellow named Elvis was destined for superstardom. They quickly bought out his contract and signed the
legend to a long-term deal, and his first RCA single Heartbreak Hotel forever etched "The King of Rock and Roll" trademark to his name.
Over the next three decades, Elvis Presley would release dozens of hit albums and tons of smash singles, spend time in the Army, star in over 35
top charting films, as well as sell out concert tours around the states and Canada making him the most successful solo artist of all time. In 1968, after a
series of very successful movies and top charting recordings, Elvis made a wise decision to work with the folks at NBC and develop a Christmas TV special,
which would have The King perform in front of a live studio audience for the first time in years.
This legendary career move spread like wildfire and soon was hailed as "The Comeback," further igniting his career to an all new high. The King
took his shows to the theatres and casinos and super massive stadium tours over the next number of years, while releasing a plethora of even more gold
and platinum recordings
With the soundtrack album nearing release, it was already gaining popularity in advance thanks to the chart single smash If I Can Dream. This
masterwork album included a treasure trove of rare television studio performances that captured a very great time in the musical history of this genius.
In addition to the wonderful hit single aforementioned, The King reaches back to his early Memphis days with his first chart topper Heartbreak
Hotel and more fifties classics like Lawdy Miss Clawdy, All Shook Up and even a pair of Jimmy Reed blues classics with Big Boss Man and Baby, What
You Want Me to Do.
Even more hit tracks and sensational medleys featuring Elvis classics abound including Guitar Man, Blue Christmas, Love Me Tender and Can't
Help Falling in Love. Plus the beautiful ballad Memories is also included which has since become an Elvis fan favorite thanks to the wonderful production
on this brilliant album.
Elvis Presley's TV Special album would go on to become one of his biggest albums ever, as fans rushed to the stores to buy this stunning rock and
roll soundtrack back in December of 1968. Initially pressed on vinyl, this amazing album has been out of print on vinyl for several decades that is until
In honor of the Man, the Music, the Legend, the King of Rock and Roll, Friday Music is very proud and honored to announce the 45th Anniversary
Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of the RCA Records classic Elvis - TV Special by Elvis Presley.
As we further continue our exciting Elvis Presley 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series, we are pleased to present this masterwork in all its high fidelity
glory. Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and manufactured at R.T.I., Elvis - TV Special will be a much anticipated audiophile
vinyl dream release for Elvis fans everywhere this holiday season.
For this exclusive 45th Anniversary Edition, we are including a first time beautifully pressed 180 Gram vinyl LP and limited gatefold album artwork
which includes the original stunning LP cover graphics. We are also enclosing a poly lined inner sleeve to help keep your limited edition Elvis - TV Special
vinyl album in mint shape.
Elvis Presley's Elvis - TV Special A history making album from an historic legend, a soundtrack essential first time 180 Gram Audiophile
vinyl is now an audiophile vinyl dream come true From your friends at Friday Music Stay tuned for more Elvis Presley original RCA Records audiophile
recordings from Friday Music. Memories1. Trouble/Guitar Man
2. Lawdy, Miss Clawdy/Baby, What You Want Me to Do
3. Medley: Heartbreak Hotel/Hound Dog/All Shook Up/Can't Help Falling in Love/Jailhouse Rock/Love Me Tender
4. Where Could I Go But to the Lord/Up Above My Head/Saved
5. Blue Christmas/One Night
7. Medley: Nothingville/Dialogue/Big Boss Man/Guitar Man/Little Egypt/Trouble/Guitar Man
8. If I Can Dream$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now