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    The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful

    As the title suggests this is a real Best Of and not a Greatest Hits album. Although there are five successful singles on the album (Do You Believe in Magic, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Daydream, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind? and Summer In The City), the seven other tracks emphasize the band's assets as a whole and not only John Sebastian's song writing and singing abilities. These seven tracks might not have been big hits, but they are surely the group's strongest material, picked from the first three albums Do You Believe In Magic, Daydream, and Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful. This 180-gram LP comes in a gatefold sleeve with four postcards of the members.
    1. Do You Believe In Magic
    2. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
    3. Butchie's Tune
    4. Jug Band Music
    5. Night Owl Blues
    6. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
    7. Daydream
    8. Blues In The Bottle
    9. Didn't Want To Have To Do It
    10. Wild About My Lovin'
    11. Younger Girl
    12. Summer In The City
    Lovin' Spoonful
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    Do You Believe In Magic

    180 Gram R.T.I. Vinyl Pressing


    From the Original Kama Sutra Mono Masters


    Greenwich Village, 1964: While the folk boom is still in progress, other musics began seeping into the corners and clubs of lower Manhattan. Rock, once down for the count, came back with a vengeance, largely thanks to a klatch of young British bands. Roots music, especially blues, grew rapidly in popularity as folk enthusiasts expanded their horizons. In this intoxicating milieu, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler and Steve Boone united to form the Lovin' Spoonful. Originally a jug band with folk roots, they readily incorporated the sounds they heard all around them. Combining British Invasion jangle with the blues' growl and folk's attention to lyrical detail, they forged a sound completely their own. Accomplished musicians all, they had two secret weapons: the guitar virtuosity of Zal Yanovsky and the rising songwriting talent of John Sebastian.


    The first Spoonful single, "Do You Believe in Magic," took AM radio by storm in June of that year, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an irrepressible melody, a chiming autoharp and Yanovsky's tasteful fills, it was an audacious debut. Their inaugural Kama Sutra LP, also titled Do You Believe in Magic, followed in November 1965. Containing three other Sebastian originals and one song credited to the band, the balance of the LP contained traditional blues covers and songs by contemporary writers. Reaching #32 on the Billboard Top 200, it established the band as one of country's brightest new talents.


    By the release of their second album, Daydream, in March 1966, the band's songwriting chops had fully blossomed, particularly Sebastian's, who wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. The album's first single, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" reached #10 on the Hot 100 and married a signature Yanovsky riff with a galloping piano part to form an indelible hook. The title track, a mid-tempo reverie with an ace whistling solo, did even better, soaring to #2. Skipping ahead a few decades, the album cut "Butchie's Tune" was used to great effect in season five of Mad Men.


    The band soon returned with Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. Consciously working in different styles, the band essayed country ("Nashville Cats"), folk balladry ("Rain on the Roof") and psych- tinged rock ("Summer in the City"), among other sounds. This time, all the songs were originals and it was the last full album recorded by the original quartet. It stands as a triumphant ending to one of the most exciting chapters in the American rock story of the 1960s, a perfect encapsulation of a time when it seemed anything was possible in music. Sourced from the original Kama Sutra mono masters, these masterpieces are pressed at RTI on 180gm vinyl.

    1. Do You Believe In Magic
    2. Blues In The Bottle
    3. Sportin Life
    4. My Gal
    5. You Baby
    6. Fishin Blues
    7. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
    8. Wild About My Lovin
    9. Other Side Of This Life
    10. Younger Girl
    11. On The Road Again
    12. Night Owl Blues
    Lovin' Spoonful
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    Daydream

    180 Gram R.T.I. Vinyl Pressing


    From the Original Kama Sutra Mono Masters


    Greenwich Village, 1964: While the folk boom is still in progress, other musics began seeping into the corners and clubs of lower Manhattan. Rock, once down for the count, came back with a vengeance, largely thanks to a klatch of young British bands. Roots music, especially blues, grew rapidly in popularity as folk enthusiasts expanded their horizons. In this intoxicating milieu, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler and Steve Boone united to form the Lovin' Spoonful. Originally a jug band with folk roots, they readily incorporated the sounds they heard all around them. Combining British Invasion jangle with the blues' growl and folk's attention to lyrical detail, they forged a sound completely their own. Accomplished musicians all, they had two secret weapons: the guitar virtuosity of Zal Yanovsky and the rising songwriting talent of John Sebastian. The first Spoonful single, "Do You Believe in Magic," took AM radio by storm in June of that year, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an irrepressible melody, a chiming autoharp and Yanovsky's tasteful fills, it was an audacious debut. Their inaugural Kama Sutra LP, also titled Do You Believe in Magic, followed in November 1965. Containing three other Sebastian originals and one song credited to the band, the balance of the LP contained traditional blues covers and songs by contemporary writers. Reaching #32 on the Billboard Top 200, it established the band as one of country's brightest new talents. By the release of their second album, Daydream, in March 1966, the band's songwriting chops had fully blossomed, particularly Sebastian's, who wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. The album's first single, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" reached #10 on the Hot 100 and married a signature Yanovsky riff with a galloping piano part to form an indelible hook. The title track, a mid-tempo reverie with an ace whistling solo, did even better, soaring to #2. Skipping ahead a few decades, the album cut "Butchie's Tune" was used to great effect in season five of Mad Men. The band soon returned with Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. Consciously working in different styles, the band essayed country ("Nashville Cats"), folk balladry ("Rain on the Roof") and psych- tinged rock ("Summer in the City"), among other sounds. This time, all the songs were originals and it was the last full album recorded by the original quartet. It stands as a triumphant ending to one of the most exciting chapters in the American rock story of the 1960s, a perfect encapsulation of a time when it seemed anything was possible in music. Sourced from the original Kama Sutra mono masters, these masterpieces are pressed at RTI on 180gm vinyl.

    1. Daydream
    2. There She Is
    3. It's Not Time Now
    4. Warm Baby
    5. Day Blues
    6. Let The Boy Rock N Roll
    7. Jug Band Music
    8. Didn't Want To Have To Do It
    9. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
    10. Bald Headed Lena
    11. Butchie's Tune
    12. Big Noise From Speonk
    Lovin' Spoonful
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  • What's Shakin' What's Shakin' Quick View

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    What's Shakin'

    In the musically explosive '60s, Elektra Records, like most of their contemporaries, was diligently searching for the next big thing. Toward this pursuit, they often recorded demo sessions of promising artists, signing some and leaving others to find different label homes. In 1966, the label collected some of the best of these demos and compiled them for the Whats Shakin album. It contains the first four tracks recorded by the just-formed Lovin Spoonful, who wound up creating a series of hit albums and singles for Kama Sutra. Notably, the album also contains two songs by Eric Clapton and the Powerhouse, recorded immediately prior to the formation of Cream. Rounding out the compilations are contributions from Al Kooper and Elektra labelmates Tom Rush and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band.


    News of the albums release spread quickly, making it a big hit on the nascent underground music scene. Sundazed is proud to make these ultra-rare tracks available again for todays music enthusiasts. Sourced from the original analog master tapes, pressed on high-definition vinyl and packaged with original liner notes and photo inserts, this album belongs in the collections of discerning music fans everywhere.

    1.LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Good Time Music
    2. LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Almost Grown
    3. PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: Spoonful
    4. PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: Off The Wall
    5. AL KOOPER: Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
    6. ERIC CLAPTON & THE POWERHOUSE: I Want To Know
    7. ERIC CLAPTON & THE POWERHOUSE: Crossroads
    8. PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: Lovin' Cup
    9. PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
    10. ERIC CLAPTON & THE POWERHOUSE: Steppin' Out
    11. TOM RUSH: I'm In Love Again
    12. LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Don't Bank On It Baby
    13. LOVIN' SPOONFUL: Searchin'
    14. PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND: One More Mile
    Various Artists
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  • Fantastic Plastic (Pre-Order) Fantastic Plastic (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Fantastic Plastic (Pre-Order)

    The Flamin' Groovies story goes all the way back to 1965 when the band began as the Chosen Few in their hometown of San Francisco, California. After a name change and a self-released 10-inch album called "Sneakers," which sold amazingly well, the band caught the attention of Columbia who signed them up and sent them into the studio with a big budget to record their first real album, "Supersnazz," on the Epic label. Their next two albums were on Kama Sutra (home of their heroes, The Lovin' Spoonful): "Flamingo," and the now revered classic "Teenage Head." Lead singer Roy Loney left the band right after that and lead guitarist Cyril Jordan moved the group to England with Chris Wilson (formerly of Loose Gravel) taking over as frontman. They continued their style of straight ahead guitar driven rock n' roll but this time with a more 60s rather than 50s influence. A few singles on United Artists, recorded at the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales with Dave Edmunds producing, followed in the early '70s. In '76 they signed to Sire Records, who released three true gems of power pop: "Shake Some Action," "Flamin' Groovies Now," and "Jumpin' In The Night." Another lineup change ensued in the next decade with Wilson moving to England and joining the Barracudas. Jordan later formed a new band called Magic Christian while Wilson released solo albums in Europe.


    Now in 2017, the lineup featuring Cyril Jordan and Chris Wilson are BACK IN ACTION, as they continue to present their own unique and infectious style of rock n roll with such cult classics as Slow Death, Shake Some Action, Teenage Head, and a new set which includes brand new songs off their new soon-to-be-released album, "Fantastic Plastic. It's hard to say just why the group hasn't gotten the attention they deserve (at least in the USA) but they're back to give everyone another chance at hearing and seeing just why those in the know consider them one of the greatest rock n' roll bands ever.

    1. What the Hell's Goin' On
    2. End of the World
    3. Don't Talk to Strangers
    4. Let Me Rock
    5. She Loves You
    6. I Want You Bad
    7. Crazy Macy
    8. Lonely Hearts
    9. Just Like A Hurricane
    10. Fallen Star
    11. I'd Rather Spend My Time With You
    12. Cryin' Shame
    Flamin' Groovies
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  • The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful Quick View

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    The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful

    Mastered by Joe Reagoso with Kevin Gray from the Original Kama Sutra Stereo Tapes & Manufactured at R.T.I!



    The legendary pop/rock superstars The Lovin' Spoonful (John B. Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Steve Boone and Joe Butler) set the music world on fire back in the '60s. With a ton of television appearances, massive concert tours and of course an amazing string of hit singles and albums, The Lovin' Spoonful to this day are still revered and loved by their continual growing legion of fans worldwide.



    In 1967, Kama Sutra Records honored these hugely popular rockers with their first hits album simply titled The Best Of the Lovin' Spoonful. Filled with a treasure trove of number one and top charting singles and hit album tracks from their first three smash albums, this incredible LP also hit the upper rungs of the album charts the Summer of Love 1967.



    No stone is left unturned, as this 12-track masterpiece is loaded with hit singles like Do You Believe In Magic?, You Didn't Have To Be So Nice, Daydream, Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind?, Younger Girl, plus their number one smash from 1966 Summer In The City. As one of the more collectible albums in their Kama Sutra Records catalog, The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful has been out of print for many years, making it an instant collector's item, which hasn't seen the light of day for over four decades, that is until now!



    Friday Music is pleased to announce for the very first time on audiophile vinyl The Best Of The Lovin' Spoonful. Mastered impeccably from the original Kama Sutra Records tapes by Joe Reagoso (The Monkees/The Byrds/Paul Revere & The Raiders) at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray, this amazing pop classic truly shines in the audiophile vinyl domain. Long time unearthed vinyl mixes of their classic hit singles and solid album tracks like Didn't Want To Have To Do It, Night Owl Blues and Jug Band Music truly resonate as you remember them from years ago. To enhance your limited edition album, Friday has also included the original gatefold cover artwork as well as a limited edition photo insert featuring four photographs of the individual band members.

    1. Do You Believe In Magic
    2. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
    3. Butchie's Tune
    4. Jug Band Music
    5. Night Owl Blues
    6. You Didn't Have To Be So Nice
    7. Daydream
    8. Blues In The Bottle
    9. Didn't Want To Have To Do It
    10. Wild About My Lovin'
    11. Younger Girl
    12. Summer In The City
    The Lovin' Spoonful
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful Quick View

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    Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful

    All 1352+ guitar pickers in Nashville agree: 1966s Hums Of The Lovin Spoonful is a bona fide smash! Packed with chart-topping hits, the album serves as a showcase for the Spoonfuls Americana roots. Folk, blues, country and jug band music all collide in the bands singular style, giving John Sebastians songs the stellar support they deserve. And speaking of guitar pickers, check out Zal Yanovskys fleet-fingered fretwork on display throughout the disc! This landmark LP is now available on gatefold High-Definition vinyl, mastered from the original stereo session tapes, complete with 4 previously-unissued bonus tracks.

    1. Lovin' You
    2. Bes' Friends
    3. Voodoo In My Basement
    4. Darlin' Companion
    5. Henry Thomas
    6. Full Measure
    7. You And Me And Rain On The Roof
    8. Coconut Grove
    9. Nashville Cats
    10. 4 Eyes
    11. Summer In The City


    BONUS TRACKS:
    Rain On The Roof (instrumental)*
    Four Eyes (alternate version)*
    Darlin' Companion (demo)*
    Voodoo In My Basement (Instrumental)*


    *previously unissued

    Lovin' Spoonful
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  • Do You Believe In Magic Do You Believe In Magic Quick View

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    Do You Believe In Magic

    Magic was in the air in 1965 when the Lovin Spoonful recorded their debut album, a delightful grab-bag of styles that lets you taste all of the ingredients of their patented good time music even as that timeless elixir was being brewed. Featuring the enduring hits Do You Believe In Magic and Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind, Do You Believe In Magic makes its long-awaited reappearance on LP, bolstered by four previously unissued bonus tracks.


    1. Do You Believe In Magic
    2. Blues In The Bottle
    3. Sportin' Life
    4. My Gal
    5. You Baby
    6. Fishin' Blues
    7. Did You Ever Have To Make Up Your Mind
    8. Wild About My Lovin'
    9. Other Side Of This Life
    10. Younger Girl
    11. On The Road Again
    12. Night Owl Blues (complete version)


    BONUS TRACKS:
    Younger Girl (demo)*
    Alley Oop*
    Blues In The Bottle (alternate vocal)*
    Wild About My Lovin' (alternate vocal)*
    *Previously Unissued

    Lovin' Spoonful
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  • Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful Quick View

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    Hums Of The Lovin' Spoonful

    180 Gram R.T.I. Vinyl Pressing


    From the Original Kama Sutra Mono Masters


    Greenwich Village, 1964: While the folk boom is still in progress, other musics began seeping into the corners and clubs of lower Manhattan. Rock, once down for the count, came back with a vengeance, largely thanks to a klatch of young British bands. Roots music, especially blues, grew rapidly in popularity as folk enthusiasts expanded their horizons. In this intoxicating milieu, John Sebastian, Zal Yanovsky, Joe Butler and Steve Boone united to form the Lovin' Spoonful. Originally a jug band with folk roots, they readily incorporated the sounds they heard all around them. Combining British Invasion jangle with the blues' growl and folk's attention to lyrical detail, they forged a sound completely their own. Accomplished musicians all, they had two secret weapons: the guitar virtuosity of Zal Yanovsky and the rising songwriting talent of John Sebastian.


    The first Spoonful single, "Do You Believe in Magic," took AM radio by storm in June of that year, reaching #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring an irrepressible melody, a chiming autoharp and Yanovsky's tasteful fills, it was an audacious debut. Their inaugural Kama Sutra LP, also titled Do You Believe in Magic, followed in November 1965. Containing three other Sebastian originals and one song credited to the band, the balance of the LP contained traditional blues covers and songs by contemporary writers. Reaching #32 on the Billboard Top 200, it established the band as one of country's brightest new talents.


    By the release of their second album, Daydream, in March 1966, the band's songwriting chops had fully blossomed, particularly Sebastian's, who wrote or co-wrote all but one of the songs. The album's first single, "You Didn't Have to Be So Nice" reached #10 on the Hot 100 and married a signature Yanovsky riff with a galloping piano part to form an indelible hook. The title track, a mid-tempo reverie with an ace whistling solo, did even better, soaring to #2. Skipping ahead a few decades, the album cut "Butchie's Tune" was used to great effect in season five of Mad Men.


    The band soon returned with Hums of the Lovin' Spoonful. Consciously working in different styles, the band essayed country ("Nashville Cats"), folk balladry ("Rain on the Roof") and psych- tinged rock ("Summer in the City"), among other sounds. This time, all the songs were originals and it was the last full album recorded by the original quartet. It stands as a triumphant ending to one of the most exciting chapters in the American rock story of the 1960s, a perfect encapsulation of a time when it seemed anything was possible in music. Sourced from the original Kama Sutra mono masters, these masterpieces are pressed at RTI on 180gm vinyl.

    1. Lovin You
    2. Bes' Friends
    3. Voodoo In My Basement
    4. Darlin' Companion
    5. Henry Thomas
    6. Full Measure
    7. Rain On The Roof
    8. Coconut Grove
    9. Nashville Cats
    10. Four Eyes
    11. Summer In The City
    Lovin' Spoonful
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  • Move Now Move Now Quick View

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    Move Now

    Born near Detroit, Michigan, Marshall Crenshaw began playing guitar at age ten and he received his first break playing John Lennon in the off-Broadway company of Beatlemania. In 1987, he played Buddy Holly in the Richie Valens biopic La Bamba. His self-titled debut album was acclaimed as a pop masterpiece upon its release in 1982 and established him as a first-rate songwriter, singer and guitarist. The record spawned the US Top 40 single Someday Someway, which rockabilly singer Robert Gordon covered and scored a hit with a year earlier, and other classics such as (You're My) Favorite Waste of Time, There She Goes Again and Cynical Girl.


    Move Now EP features 2 new songs, a Lovin' Spoonful cover, a live track and something old-but-new from Crenshaw's archives.

    1. Move Now
    2. Going Going Gone
    3. Didn't Want to Have To Do It
    4. Mary Anne (Live)
    5. L.W.O. Karaoke
    Marshall Crenshaw
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  • Stuff Like That There Stuff Like That There Quick View

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    Stuff Like That There

    Rare is the band that can cover themselves. Rarer is the band that would even think of it and rarer still is a band that would return to the conception and re-imagine its first breakthrough record. Someone may have read recently that old quote about how "in not knowing history one is doomed to repeat it." There's not another band that I know that is less doomed than Yo La Tengo. As stated previously, the album features covers from bands other than themselves: The Cure, Hank Williams, The Lovin' Spoonful and more. Stuff Like That There, a 14 song collection of covers, originals and reworking(s) happens to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Yo La Tengo's landmark 1990 album, Fakebook. Recorded with Gene Holder (The Feelies), Stuff Like That There as the trio of Ira Kaplan, Georgia Hubley and James McNew augmented by the guitarist and former Yo La Tengo member Dave Schramm, with James negotiating the wonders of the upright bass for the first time. This specific fearsome foursome - playing material from Stuff Like That There and maybe, possibly/probably (we really don't dictate repertoire around here) 'Fakebook' will kick off a world tour on September. This album has be dreamed about by Yo La Tengo fans for decades and the wait is nearly over.
    1. My Heart's Not In It
    2. Rickety
    3. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    4. The Ballad Of Red Buckets
    5. All Your Secrets
    6. Friday I'm In Love
    7. Before We Stopped To Think
    8. Butchie's Tune
    9. Automatic Doom
    10. Awhileaway
    11. I Can Feel The Ice Melting
    12. Naples
    13. Deeper Into Movies
    14. Somebody's In Love
    Yo La Tengo
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  • Johnny Cash at San Quentin Johnny Cash at San Quentin Quick View

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    Johnny Cash at San Quentin

    Perhaps even more so than its predecessor, Johnny Cash at San Quentin captures Cash at his most raw and uninhibited. The artists raucous rapport with his captive audience is obvious on an inspired mix of Cash classics (I Walk the Line, Folsom Prison Blues), jailhouse ballads (Starkville City Jail, San Quentin), traditional tunes (Wreck of the Old 97, Therell Be Peace in the Valley) and well-chosen covers (Bob Dylans Wanted Man, the Lovin Spoonfuls Darling Companion). The albums most popular track, though, remains the Shel Silverstein-penned novelty number A Boy Named Sue, which became the biggest hit single of Cashs career.


    Johnny Cashs five-decade musical career was loaded with bigger-than-life landmark moments. None were more memorable than the Man in Blacks historic concerts at Folsom Prison and San Quentin State Prison, and the beloved albums that documented those shows. Cashs passion for prison reform and rehabilitation inspired him to perform a series of concerts for inmate audiences, and two of these unique events were documented on Johnny Cash at Folsom Prison and Johnny Cash at San Quentin. These albums, originally released in 1968 and 1969 respectively, remain among Cashs best-selling and best-loved recordings. At the time of their original release, they revitalized his career, and played a crucial role in his crossover from the country music world to the mainstream pop charts.

    1. Wanted Man

    2. Wreck of the Old 97

    3. I Walk the Line

    4. Darling Companion
    5. Starkville City Jail

    6. San Quentin
    7. San Quentin

    8. A Boy Named Sue

    9. Peace in the Valley

    10. Folsom Prison Blues
    Johnny Cash
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  • John B. Sebastian John B. Sebastian Quick View

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    John B. Sebastian

    Pressed On 180 Gram Vinyl


    Housed In A Gatefold Jacket


    Includes A Unique Tie-Dyed Colored Lyric Sheet (Every Sheet Is Different)


    Mastered For This LP By Steve Hoffman At Stephen Marsh Mastering


    Vinyl Cut By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    Pressed At RTI


    John B. Sebastian is the debut album by American singer/songwriter John Sebastian, previously best known as the co-founder and primary singer/songwriter of the 1960s folk-rock band the Lovin' Spoonful. The album, released in January 1970 includes several songs that would become staples of Sebastian's live performances during the early and mid-1970s. Most notably, the album included ''She's a Lady,'' Sebastian's first solo single, and an alternate version of ''I Had a Dream'' which was used to open the soundtrack album of the 1970 documentary film Woodstock.


    John B. Sebastian also featured support performances by David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash several months before that trio agreed to work together as a performing unit.


    John B. Sebastian would be the artist's most successful solo album, ultimately peaking at #20 on the U.S. Billboard pop albums chart.

    1. Red-Eye Express
    2. She's a Lady
    3. What She Thinks About
    4. Magical Connection
    5. You're a Big Boy Now
    6. Rainbows All Over Your Blues
    7. How Have You Been
    8. Baby, Don't Ya Get Crazy
    9. The Room Nobody Lives In
    10. Fa-Fana-Fa
    11. I Had a Dream
    John B. Sebastian
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  • On The Track On The Track Quick View

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    On The Track

    ON THE TRACK is among the most remarkable debut albums of 1975 or any other year, a reverent and remarkably authentic revival of late 19th century and early 20th century popular music, spanning Roaring Twenties radio ditties, Depression-era ragtime, the folk-jazz of World War II, and still-sung favorites by songwriters like Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael & Johnny Mercer, Fats Waller, Al Dubin & Harry Warren, Lonnie Johnson, and Jimmie Rodgers. The album - which sees Redbone accompanied by such studio luminaries as drummer Steve Gadd, percussionist Ralph MacDonald, and the great double bassist Milt Hinton - was an across-the-board success, reaching #83 on Billboard's overall Top LPs & Tape chart amidst widespread critical acclaim. TMR's exclusive vinyl reissue of ON THE TRACK comes in a 12 single pocket, direct-to-board replica of the original Warner Bros. Records release, with classic cover art featuring a Chuck Jones illustration of Merrie Melodies star Michigan J. Frog.


    Leon Redbone - who only recently retired from active recording and live performance - is a true original, a one of a kind singer, songwriter, and guitarist whose imitable interpretations of turn of the 20th century music have affirmed him as both Invaluable curator and resounding pop pioneer. Redbone began performing in Toronto more than four decades ago, earning the approval of such notables as Bob Dylan, The Lovin' Spoonful's John Sebastian, and famed producer John Hammond. Immediately iconic in his trademark Panama hat and dark sunglasses, Redbone proved an exceptional star, known far and wide via laconic performances on Saturday Night Live, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, and A Prairie Home Companion. His remarkable work in the years since encompass a stunning range of creative output - 13 studio albums, sold out live performances around the globe, multiple TV themes, countless commercials, voiceovers, and a memorable duet with Zooey Deschanel of Baby, It's Cold Outside featured in the 2003 holiday blockbuster, Elf. Throughout, Redbone's greatest contribution has been his undying championship of America's musical heritage, his singular talent introducing generation after generation to a still potent folk tradition.

    1. Sweet Mama Hurry Home or I'll Be Gone
    2. Ain't Misbehavin'
    3. My Walking Stick
    4. Lazybones
    5. Marie
    6. Desert Blues (Big Chief Buffalo Nickel)
    7. Lulu's Back in Town
    8. Some of These Days
    9. Big Time Woman
    10. Haunted House
    11. Polly Wolly Doodle
    Leon Redbone
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  • Friends (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale) Friends (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Friends (Pure Pleasure) (On Sale)

    Friends is the accurate and revealing title for New York bluesman Eric Bibb's tenth album since 1997. The cuts here feature rootsy folk and blues collaborations with different 'friends' in differing small group settings. The set starts with a killer acoustic slide duet between Bibb and Guy Davis on the nugget 99 ½ Won't Do. The contrast between Davis' sweet and smoky delivery and Bibb's husky wail - akin to Blind Willie Johnson's in places - offers a double-sided dimension in interpretation for the listener, as well. Elsewhere, Charlie Musselwhite gives a killer snaky harmonica performance on Six O' Clock Blues. Taj Mahal makes two appearances; one in a duet on Goin' Down Slow, and one in a trio with Bibb and Malian guitarist Djelimady Tounkara on a medley of the traditional Kulanjan and Bibb's own Sebastian's Tune. Speaking of Mali, and Mahal, Bibb also covers the elder bluesman's classic Lovin' in My Baby's Eyes, with the great kora player Mamadou Diabate that rivals the original. There's also a gorgeous version of Guy and Susanna Clark's The Cape, with guitarist Martin Simpson, Bibb's moving For You with Ruthie Foster, and Tain't No Such Thing, a bright new folk song written and sung with legendary folksinger Odetta. Mohan Veena ace Harry Manx performs with Bibb on the high lonesome, droning blues of Needed Time, and with Kristina Olsen on her If I Stayed. The set closes with the tender Dance Me to the End of Love, (an original, not the Leonard Cohen tune) with the Lovin' Spoonful Jerry Yester playing piano. Given that most records of this type are mixed bags at best, with 'star-studded' collabs serving to muck up or water down rather than enhance performances, Friends is an anomaly. There is nothing that's obvious or overblown here, everything is subtly shaded, and the performers serve the songs and not themselves. The listener gets no sense of back-patting or self-congratulation, only the great pleasure of hearing this music in a revealing, emotionally honest way. Bravo.



    Musicians:



    • Eric Bibb (arranger, guitar, vocal)

    • Odetta (vocal)

    • Ruthie Foster (vocal)

    • Guy Davis (arranger, harpsichord, vocal, guitar)

    • Taj Mahal (guitar, vocal, banjo)

    • Charlie Musselwhite (harpsichord)

    • Mamadou Diabate (kora)

    • Martin Simpson (guitar)

    • Michael Jerome Browne (fiddle, vocal, guitar, mandolin)





    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. 99 1/2 Won't Do
    2. Six O'Clock Blues
    3. Goin' Down Slow
    4. Lovin' In My Baby's Eyes
    5. For You
    6. The Cape
    7. 'Tain't Such A Much
    8. Needed Time
    9. If I Stayed
    10. Connected
    11. Ribbons And Bows
    12. Just Look Up
    13. Cowgirl Queen
    14. Kulanjan/Sebastian's Tune
    15. Dance Me To The End Of Love
    Eric Bibb
    $49.99 $34.99 Save $15.00 (30%)
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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