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  • The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76 Quick View

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    The Original Sound Of New Orleans Soul 1960-76

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

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    The Birth Of Funk

    Nobody in New Orleans laid into the blues so low down and dirty as Buddy Bol-den, whose Funky Butt became a staple in the repertoire of the city's early jazz bands. Jacksonville, Florida, 1960. Charles 'Hungry' Williams mentors young Clayton Fillyau after he had just joined the James Brown band: 'I don't care where you put it on those drums, remember where '1' is and you'll never lose the time.' Listen to Hungry on Huey Smith's Talk To Me Baby and then listen to how Clayton turns it into a relentless breakbeat on James Brown's I've Got Money. Earl King's Trick Bag, prefiguring the Meters, is as good an example of early New Orleansfunk as can be found. Not everything on here was cut in New Orleans. New York singer Vernon Harrel's Slick Chick is held together by an intriguingly syncopated bass line that hints at late '60s Studio One dub. And in case you think any of this was new, listen to Zutty Singleton's drum break on Victoria Spivey's Funny Feathers from 1929. Or Earl Palmer's sixteenth notes, off-backbeat snare accents and double-tempo hi-hats in 1953 on Professor Longhair's Tipitina and Who's Foolin' You.
    1. Say Yeah Yeah - Yvonne Fair
    2. Check Mr. Popeye - Eddie Bo
    3. The Popeye - Spider Johnson
    4. I'm Leaving You Today - Al Robinson
    5. Say Yeah - Porgy & The Polka Dots
    6. Talk To Me Baby - Huey 'Piano' Smith
    7. Trick Bag - Earl King
    8. What A Wedding Day - Shirley Raymond
    9. R B Special - Bob Bateman
    10. Tell Me The Truth - The Turquinettes
    11. Slick Chick - Vernon Harrel
    12. I've Got Money - James Brown
    13. Hold It - Bill Doggett
    14. Fat Boy - Billy Stewart
    15. Mudd - Roy Montrell
    Various Artists
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  • Look-Ka PY PY Look-Ka PY PY Quick View

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    Look-Ka PY PY

    Ranked 218/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second album by Art Neville's band continues the sound that made them New Orleans legends. In addition to the title track, there's plenty of funk aboard in songs like like Pungee, 9 'Til 5, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, and Yeah, You're Right. --Cub Koda.

    1. Look-Ka Py Py
    2. Rigor Mortis
    3. Pungee
    4. Thinking
    5. This Is My Last Affair
    6. Funky Miracle
    7. Yeah, You're Right
    8. Little Old Money Maker
    9. Oh, Calcutta!
    10. The Mob
    11. 9 'til 5
    12. Dry Spell
    The Meters
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  • Life, Love And Faith (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Life, Love And Faith (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Life, Love And Faith (Colored Vinyl) (Pre-Order)

    Blue Colored Vinyl

    1972's Life, Love and Faith was Allen Toussaint's first album for Warner Reprise. While a soul record through and through, this effort from the multi-talented New Orleans native shares some of the singer/songwriter vibe of his contemporary labelmates, such as Randy Newman, Joni Mitchell, Lowell George and Little Feat. Stand out tracks include Soul Sister, Victims Of The Darkness and On Your Way Down.On blue vinyl.

    1. Victims of the Darkness
    2. Am I Expecting Too Much
    3. My Baby Is The Real Thing
    4. Goin Down
    5. She Once Belonged To Me
    6. Out of the City (Into Country Life)
    7. Soul Sister
    8. Fingers and Toes
    9. I've Got To Convince Myself
    10. On Your Way Down
    11. Gone Too Far
    12. Electricity
    Allen Toussaint
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    Fire Away

    Fire Away is the Grammy Award-winning bands fifth studio full length. Produced by acclaimed producer Tony Berg, Fire Away features eleven new Ozomatli songs, including the first single Its Only Paper, currently being serviced to radio. Ozomatlis music, a collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga, has long followed a key mantra: it will take you around the world by taking you around the city of LA.


    This certainly resonated with producer Tony Berg (Aimee Mann, Pete Yorn), who describes working with Ozomatli like visiting seven continents simultaneously. Berg believes the Fire Away sessions captured the spirit of the bands live show without being a live album, and he sensed Ozomatli stretching themselves in the studio, adding each of the members had grown as a writer and as a musician. I think Fire Away reflects their true songwriting talents, everyones point-of-view was captured. That is the spirit of Ozomatli. Theyre pan-cultural, and they somehow manage to be raucous and thoughtful at the same time.

    1. Are You Ready?
    2. 45
    3. Its Only Paper
    4. Elysian Persuasion
    5. Gay Vatos In Love
    6. Yeah, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah
    7. Its Only Time
    8. Nadas Por Free
    9. Malagasy Shock
    10. Love Comes Down
    11. Caballito
    Ozomatli
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  • The Wild Sound of New Orleans The Wild Sound of New Orleans Quick View

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    The Wild Sound of New Orleans

    Whirlaway
    Up The Creek
    Tim Tam
    Me and You
    Bono
    Java
    Happy Times
    Wham Tousan
    Nowhere To Go
    Nashua
    Po Boy Walk
    Pelican Parade
    Allen Toussaint (Tousan)
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  • Live In New Orleans (Awaiting Repress) Live In New Orleans (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Live In New Orleans (Awaiting Repress)

    You
    Changing Times
    Joy and Pain
    Happy Feelin's
    Southern Girl
    Look At California
    Feel That You're Feelin'
    The Look'in Your Eyes
    Running Away
    Before I Let Go
    We Need Love To Live
    Reason
    Maze f. Frankie Beverly
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    Zony Mash

    For the first time anywhere an entire album filled with vintage rarities and non-album B-sides by the Meters, all glittering gems by New Orleans' wizards of slinky funk. Available on 180-gram vinyl, Zony Mash finds the Meters at the top of their game with a rump-rolling concoction that will have you moving in three different directions at once!
    1. Zony Mash
    2. I Need More Time
    3. The Look Of Love
    4. A Message From The Meters
    5. Stretch Your Rubber Band
    6. Soul Machine
    7. (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop
    8. Good Old Funky Music
    9. Sassy Lady
    10. Borro
    11. Groovy Lady
    12. Meter Strut
    13. Funky Meters Soul
    The Meters
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  • A Message from The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (Pre-Order) A Message from The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    A Message from The Meters - The Complete Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. Singles 1968-1977 (Pre-Order)

    Includes Rare Mono Single Mixes For The
    Josie Sides And Stereo Single Mixes For The
    Reprise And Warner Bros. Sides


    All But Five Tracks From The Original Tape
    Sources


    Features Such Legendary Tracks As
    "Sophisticated Cissy," "Cissy Strut,"
    "Look-Ka Py Py," "Chicken Strut,"
    "Hand Clapping Song," And "Hey Pocky
    A-way"


    Liner Notes By Bill Dahl Include Quotes
    From Nocentelli, Art Neville, And Porter


    Remastered By Mike Milchner At
    Sonicvision


    Lower-Priced Black Vinyl Triple-LP Set


    How would you like to hear a new side-or should we say sides-of the world's greatest funk band? This 3-LP, 40-track collecton presents the A and B-side of every single that organist Art Neville, guitarist Leo Nocentelli, bassist George Porter, Jr., and drummer Joseph "Zigaboo" Modeliste cut for the Josie, Reprise & Warner Bros. label, virtually their entire singles output (all but two co-produced by the late, great Allen Toussaint) save for a few odds 'n' ends issued mostly overseas. That means that you not only get every hit along with its hard-to-find B-side but also the rare single mixes, including the especially rare original mono single mixes of the 1968-1971 Josie sides, very few of which have appeared on vinyl since their original 45 release (the first three LP sides are all mono; the last three, featuring the later Reprise and Warner Bros. singles, presents all stereo single mixes). These songs represent the mother lode of New Orleans funk, classic tracks like "Sophisticated Cissy," "Cissy Strut," "Look-Ka Py Py," "Chicken Strut," "Hand Clapping Song," "Hey Pocky A-Way," and more. And, with liner notes by Bill Dahl featuring quotes from Nocentelli, Neville, and Porter, this 3-LP set offers the best vinyl retrospective to date of this enormously influential band. And how's the sound? Well, after extensive and exhaustive tape research, we were able to come up with original tape sources for all but five of these single sides, and the remastering-by Mike Milchner at SonicVision-is tight. Now in a lower-priced black vinyl edition for crate-diggers everywhere!

    LP 1
    1. Sophisticated Cissy
    2. Sehorns Farms
    3. Cissy Strut
    4. Here Comes The Meter Man
    5. Ease Back
    6. Ann
    7. Dry Spell
    8. Little Old Money Maker
    9. Look-Ka Py Py
    10. This Is My Last Affair
    11. Chicken Strut
    12. Hey! Last Minute
    13. Hand Clapping Song
    14. Joog


    LP 2
    1. A Message from the Meters
    2. Zony Mash
    3. Stretch Your Rubber Band
    4. Groovy Lady
    5. (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop
    6. I Need More Time
    7. Good Old Funky Music
    8. Sassy Lady
    9. Do the Dirt
    10. Smiling
    11. Cabbage Alley
    12. The Flower
    13. Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push 'N' Shove) Part I
    14. Chug-Chug-Chug-A-Lug (Push 'N' Shove) Part II


    LP 3
    1. Hey Pocky A-Way
    2. Africa
    3. People Say
    4. Loving You Is on My Mind
    5. They All Ask'd for You
    6. Running Fast (Long Version)
    7. Disco Is the Thing Today
    8. Mr. Moon
    9. Trick Bag
    10. Find Yourself
    11. Be My Lady
    12. No More Okey Doke

    The Meters
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  • Look-Ka PY PY Look-Ka PY PY Quick View

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    Look-Ka PY PY

    Ranked 218/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second album by Art Neville's band continues the sound that made them New Orleans legends. In addition to the title track, there's plenty of funk aboard in songs like like Pungee, 9 'Til 5, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, and Yeah, You're Right. --Cub Koda.

    1. Look-Ka Py Py

    2. Rigor Mortis

    3. Pungee

    4. Thinking

    5. This Is My Last Affair

    6. Funky Miracle

    7. Yeah, You're Right

    8. Little Old Money Maker

    9. Oh, Calcutta!

    10. The Mob

    11. 9 'til 5

    12. Dry Spell

    The Meters
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  • Look-Ka- PY PY Look-Ka- PY PY Quick View

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    Look-Ka- PY PY

    Ranked 218/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second album by Art Neville's band continues the sound that made them New Orleans legends. In addition to the title track, there's plenty of funk aboard in songs like like Pungee, 9 'Til 5, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, and Yeah, You're Right. --Cub Koda.

    1. Look-Ka Py Py
    2. Rigor Mortis
    3. Pungee
    4. Thinking
    5. This Is My Last Affair
    6. Funky Miracle
    7. Yeah, You're Right
    8. Little Old Money Maker
    9. Oh, Calcutta!
    10. The Mob
    11. 9 'til 5
    12. Dry Spell
    The Meters
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  • Cabbage Alley Cabbage Alley Quick View

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    Cabbage Alley

    Includes 2 Bonus Tracks Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People).

    - Marc Greilsamer

    1. You've Got To Change (You've Got To Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do The Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome And Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All The Time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    11. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part I *Bonus Track
    12. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part II *Bonus Track
    The Meters
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    Cabbage Alley

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People). --Marc Greilsamer.
    1. You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do the Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome and Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All the time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    The Meters
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    Cabbage Alley

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People). --Marc Greilsamer.
    1. You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do the Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome and Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All the time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    The Meters
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  • Gogo Juice Gogo Juice Quick View

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    Gogo Juice

    "Nothing short of amazing" - Relix Magazine


    "He's the world's best-kept secret" - Bonnie Raitt


    "[Jon Cleary's] genre-bending style is steeped in early traditional New Orleans R&B, soul and funk. " - LA Times


    GoGo Juice is the new album from one of New Orleans' premier musical ambassadors, Jon Cleary. Made in collaboration with multi-Grammy winning producer John Porter (B.B. King, Keb Mo, Ryan Adams, Los Lonely Boys) each of the carefully crafted songs is a delicate balance of the smooth and the rough; instantly memorable hooks over a set of sophisticated and soulful arrangements. The tracks were recorded over several days deep in the bayou country of Louisiana and subsequently honed in his studio in the old Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans. A blend of musical intelligence with direct, accessible pop simplicity that draws from tradition and yet is distinctively separate from it, these songs represent the many aspects of Cleary's musical personality as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter.

    1. Pump It Up
    2. Boneyard
    3. Brother I'm Hungry
    4. Get'cha GoGo Juice
    5. Beg Steal or Borrow
    6. Step Into My Life
    7. Bringing Back the Home
    8. 9-5
    9. Love On One Condition
    Jon Cleary
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  • For True For True Quick View

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    For True

    Since the release of their Grammy-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their new Verve Forecast album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy Trombone Shorty Andrews has dubbed Supafunkrock.


    The band: Mike Ballard on bass, Pete Murano on guitar, Joey Peebles on drums, Dwayne Williams on percussion, Dan Oestreicher on baritone sax and Tim McFatter on tenor sax, stirs together old-school New Orleans jazz, funk and soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and hip-hop beats, and they've added some tangy new ingredients on For True as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory.


    Andrews wrote or co-wrote all 14 tracks on the new album, including collaborating with the legendary Lamont Dozier on Encore, while this time playing as much trumpet as trombone, as well as organ, drums, piano, keys, synth bass and percussion. Indeed, he played every part on the swaying, Latin-tinged Unc. He's also come into his own as a singer, honoring the hallowed legacy of the great soul men of the 1960s and '70s. Like its predecessor, the new album turns on a rare combination of virtuosity and high-energy, party-down intensity.


    Among the special guests are longtime NOLA cohorts like Ivan and Cyril Neville (who bring their trademark sound to Nervis); Galactic's Ben Ellman, reprising his producer's role on Backatown (percussion on opener Buckjump, harmonica on Big 12) and Stanton Moore (drumming on Lagniappe Part 1 and Part 2); bounce rapper 5th Ward Weebie and the Rebirth Brass Band (who team up on Buckjump) and Troy's longtime friend Charles Smith (who adds percussion to the same track).


    The album also bears the fruit of more recent relationships Lenny Kravitz (who plays bass on Roses), has the longest-standing bond with Andrews, discovering the then-teenage prodigy in 2005 and taking him on tour with his band. Kid Rock (whose vocal is featured on Mrs. Orleans) came out to see Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue at an outdoor show early this year in NOLA, and a month later Troy joined the star onstage at Jazz Fest.


    Andrews played with Warren Haynes (whose eruptive solo further heats up Encore) at his annual benefit and again at the guitarist's Mahalia Jackson Theatre all-star event during this year's Jazz Fest. Ledisi (who sings on Then There Was You), met Troy at the 2010 Grammys, later came out to see him in New Orleans and was later featured in a segment for the landmark Red Hot + New Orleans at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, for which Andrews served as musical director. His relationship with Jeff Beck (check out his blistering solo on Do to Me) has also blossomed since the guitar legend came to Troy's late-night post-Jazz Fest show at Tipitina's in 2010.

    1. Buckjump
    2. Encore
    3. For True

    4. Do To Me
    5. Lagniappe (Part 1)
    6. The Craziest Thing
    7. Dumaine St.
    8. Mrs. Orleans
    9. Nervis
    10. Roses
    11. Big 12
    12. Unc
    13. Then There Was You
    14. Lagniappe (Part 2)
    Trombone Shorty
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    Ice On Fire

    First released by Virgin Records in 1977, the ambitious 'Ice On Fire' transformed the Jamaican Roots sound of leading vocal trio, the Mighty Diamonds
    into a sophisticated blend of Soul, Funk and Reggae, courtesy of legendary New Orleans based R&B producer, Allen Toussaint. This grand fusion of
    styles resulted in one of the most of memorable and compelling albums of the late seventies, with original numbers mixed with impressive covers, of
    which 'Country Living' 'Get Out of My Life Woman' and 'Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley' stand-out. Despite receiving mixed reviews at the time of its
    original release, the album's considerable merits have been increasingly appreciated by fans and critics, with the LP consistently among the most sought-after in the Virgin's considerable Jamaican music catalogue.
    1.Country Living
    2.You Are Just A Song
    3.If I Should Leave You
    4.Tonight
    5.Comin' Through
    6.Get Out Of My Life Woman
    7.Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
    8.Little Angel
    9.Cat-O-Nine
    10.Back Weh Mafia
    11.Whole Wide World
    12.Tracks Of My Tears
    Mighty Diamonds
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  • Fire On The Bayou Fire On The Bayou Quick View

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    Fire On The Bayou


    Starburst Colored Vinyl


    Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.


    Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook.

    1. Out In The Country
    2. Fire On The Bayou
    3. Love Slip Upon Ya
    4. Talkin' 'bout New Orleans
    5. They All Ask'd For You
    6. Can You Do Without?
    7. Liar
    8. You're A Friend Of Mine
    9. Middle Of The Road
    10. Running Fast
    11. Mardi Gras Mambo
    The Meters
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    Fire On The Bayou

    Includes Bonus Tracks!


    Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.


    Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook. This 2LP edition of Fire On The Bayou contains no less than 5 bonus tracks!

    LP1
    1. Out In The Country
    2. Fire On The Bayou
    3. Love Slip Upon Ya
    4. Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans
    5. They All Ask'd For You
    6. Can You Do Without?
    7. Liar
    8. You're A Friend Of Mine


    LP2
    1. Middle Of The Road
    2. Running Fast
    3. Mardi Gras Mambo
    4. Running Fast (Bonus Track)
    5. Keep On Marching (Bonus Track)
    6. He Bite Me (Bonus Track)
    7. Mother's Love (Bonus Track)
    8. Jambalaya (Bonus Track)

    The Meters
    $39.99
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  • If The Roses Don't Kill Us If The Roses Don't Kill Us Quick View

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    If The Roses Don't Kill Us

    If The Roses Don't Kill Us was made with Grammy-winning producer Dave Sanger (Asleep at the Wheel) and his partners PJ Herrington and Jay Reynolds. They created a relaxed atmosphere in the studio that gaveDenny's vocals a sharp, visceral presence. The album opener, "Happy Sad" sets the stage for all that follows. When Denny strums a minor chord and sings the word "sad," you're pulled into his world of intense melancholy.


    The descending melody line and bluesy guitar lines of "God's Height" gives the tune a sense of anguished longing, mitigated by Denny's playful vocal. "I was laughing about the thoughts you get at the end of a relationship when you think you're not good enough, but you know you're going to survive." The churchy B3 organ on "Our Kind of Love" suggests Memphis in the early 60s, a feeling echoed in Denny's crooning. "No matter how bad it seems, we only have this moment. When I wrote, 'It's our love, darlin', and we beat ourselves black and blue,' I was realizing how much I love my dark feelings."


    Denny's jubilant vocal dominates "Watch Me Shine" with chiming acoustic guitar and sustained bell-like synthesizer notes adding to the track's righteous mood. "If the Roses Don't Kill Us" is pure country funk with a New Orleans brass band supporting Denny's lively vocal. "Sometimes you have to go crazy to figure out what's important to you," Denny explains. "This is about leaving a relationship when you know the situation isn't really resolved." That ambivalence is the thread that holds the songs on If The Roses Don't Kill Us together. Denny's barely restrained vocals have the ability to describe contradictory feelings with an intensity that gives every word he sings the ring of painful truth. His shimmering, one-of-a-kind voice reaches you on a deep emotional level, touching your heart and soul to deliver his hard won insights with an honesty that makes his singing and songwriting something unique and rare.

    1 Happy Sad

    2 God's Height

    3 Our Kind Of Love

    4 Wings

    5 Million Little Thoughts

    6 Watch Me Shine

    7 If The Roses Don't Kill Us

    8 Love Is A Code Word

    9 Man A Fool

    10 Ride On

    11 Radio

    12 Some Things

    Christopher Denny
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    American music is a mile-wide river that beckons black and white, urban and rural, dreamer and doer alike to launch their vessels. All the streams of style and genre flow into it; its tributaries are blues and jazz, mountain and folk, rock, soul and R&B.


    The release of the debut album by Muddy Magnolias, Broken People, marks the launch of a great new vessel onto that waterway. The album showcases a confluence of style and sound as colorful as it is unlikely, steeped in that river of influence, yet bracingly fresh.


    With Broken People, Jessy Wilson and Kallie North take us on an 11-song journey with its origins in two widely divergent backgrounds that came together in a friendship and creative partnership with world-changing resonance.


    North was raised in southeast Texas and began singing with her family and studying piano at an early age. She grew to love rich vocal harmonies singing in church choirs and listening to artists like the Carpenters, Alison Krauss, James Taylor and the Eagles. By her early teens, she was singing lead parts in church and in musical theater productions at her high school. Her palette grew when a friend turned her on to the Grateful Dead, and after high school she spent every spare moment in the clubs of Austin, absorbing everything from alt-country and jam bands to New Orleans funk. She met her husband at a concert and moved with him to his native Mississippi. There, on their isolated farm, she had her awakening, starting a career as a photographer, capturing the spirited, deep history of the Mississippi Delta.


    "To me, the Delta is the most overlooked and mysterious place," she says. "It was the birthplace of America's music, and all the legends were influenced by everything that came out of it. I went on this personal exploration to learn about the Delta blues and the region's history. I picked up a camera and started taking pictures, blogging about what I was experiencing, and I tapped into all the creative energy lying dormant inside me." When her husband gave her a guitar, she began spending her days on the porch of their farm learning how to connect her first chords. From there, the songs began pouring out and she knew she had to find a way to get to Nashville and write songs professionally.


    Wilson, raised in Brooklyn, was in love with music from her earliest days. She was singing before she could talk, and was 5 when her mother recognized her passion for music. "I would cry because I couldn't hit the high notes in Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey songs," she says. Influenced by greats from Aretha and Smokey Robinson to Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and The Notorious B.I.G., she began auditioning in the highly competitive New York entertainment scene and was working professionally in musical theater by the age of 10. Her mother took her to nightclubs where she experienced a variety of live performances. She attended New York's top performing arts schools, including La Guardia High School, the "Fame" school, where she discovered her love for gospel music and took part in the gospel chorus for four years. She worked at Cafe Wha? in Greenwich Village, making $500 a weekend while still in high school.


    She sang backup for Alicia Keys in her teens, then worked four years with John Legend, and through him with legends like will.i.am, Kanye West, Raphael Saadiq and Babyface. Legend mentored her in songwriting and recording before she began writing songs on her own for American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino and others. Inspired by her evolving love of songwriting, she too moved to Nashville, looking for a wider creative palette. There, while meeting with then-BMI executive Clay Bradley, her eye settled on a photograph of "a rundown juke joint piano" in his office.


    "I want to meet whoever took that photo," she said. The photographer was North-it had been taken during her creative awakening in Mississippi-and the subsequent meeting led quickly to collaboration and an epic friendship.


    "The first day we wrote together," says North, "there wasn't much thought that we were blending genres and worlds. That never came up. It was just natural. She had never written a country song and I was writing them every day. We sat down to write one but when we listened back it was a country R&B song. And we decided to become songwriting partners." Before long, they had their first cut as collaborators, and they were off and running.


    "The spirit of the Muddy Magnolias existed from the moment we met," says Wilson, "but we didn't know we were the Muddy Magnolias yet." North was toying with the idea of a solo career; Wilson had aspirations of making history as an African-American female songwriter in Nashville. Their new friendship was a game-changer.


    "We spent a whole year writing, trying to understand what our message was when we combined our stories," says Wilson. Then one day over afternoon wine at Burger Up, their favorite hangout in the 12 South section of Nashville, both admitted to be being at a crossroads. "The next thing you know," says North, "Jessy said, 'What if we made a record together?' It was like all of our dreams in one."


    "We went back to that same office on Music Row where I saw the photograph," says Wilson, "and sat down side by side in Clay's office and said, 'We've got something to tell you. We're going to make an album together.'" Bradley believed enough to sign on as their manager. They held three days of band auditions and found four best friends who had been playing together since college, primarily doing jazz. The fit was perfect, providing just the right sonic backdrop for their soulful approach and high-energy delivery.


    As they continued to write and perform, opening for the likes of The Zac Brown Band and Gary Clark, Jr., they put together a project that crosses genres effortlessly, showcasing two voices that soar together in a blending of cultures as electrifying as if Janis Joplin and Tina Turner, or Whitney Houston and Lee Ann Womack had joined forces.


    Broken People combines poetic imagery and vocal passion, with the musicianship and production of Motown or Muscle Shoals by way of the raw honesty of Sun Records. Of course it deals with love, longed for and unleashed, in songs like "I Need A Man," "Why Don't You Stay" and "Devil's Teeth," but the album soars as it reaches for bigger themes, dealing with the need for hope in "Take Me Home," for love on a societal scale in "Shine On" and "Brother What Happened," and hope for the future in "Got It Goin' On." With "Leave It To The Sky," the two, joined by John Legend on vocals and piano, make a powerful case for spiritual solutions, and few songs in the modern lexicon are as steeped in present-day reality as the gospel- and R&B-tinged title track.


    "Ultimately," says North, "this album is a result of an unlikely friendship and is a testament to what can happen when you diversify your relationships."


    "It's about getting out of your comfort zone and being rewarded with a great friendship," adds Wilson. "We've both felt the power of that."


    "Our path is so much better and our lives are so much richer because of it," says North, "and we want to bring people along on this journey."


    "We want to see what society would be like if we all reached out in ways we normally wouldn't," adds Wilson.


    And that is the magic and the message. The music of Muddy Magnolias, live and on record, comes from a place where the Mississippi meets the A-Train by way of Nashville. Whether yours is the back porch or the front stoop, Spanish moss or window box garden, dusty country lane or crowded subway car, rural honky-tonk or uptown club, this is music that beckons. Muddy Magnolias are collaboration without boundaries, musical healing in a landscape of the heart, and all of us who treasure creative energy, honest art and the possibilities of love and unity, are better for their arrival.

    1. Broken People
    2. Brother, What Happened?
    3. Got It Goin' On
    4. Why Don't You Stay
    5. Take Me Home
    6. Shine On!
    7. It Ain't Easy
    8. I Need A Man
    9. Devil's Teeth
    10. Train
    11. Leave It To The Sky (feat. John Legend)
    Muddy Magnolias
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    When jazz hits you in the face with a stack of bricks, Mike Dillon is there...twisting chaos into order before turning it back on itself again. -Splinters & Candy


    The Mike Dillon Band is a predictably gruesome and sublime elixir of stealthy jazz vibes, street poetry raps and post-punk sonic carnage. -Boulder Weekly


    A body in motion tends to stay in motion, at least when The Mike Dillon Band is supplying the dance music. The psychedelic rock group shakes and gyrates with heavy, vibraphone driven grooves, delivering a steady stream of infectious rhythms and hypnotic percussion. -Pittsburgh City Paper


    How many artists can claim being praised a punk rock provocateur, jazz vibraphone visionary and percussion virtuoso in the same sentence? There's only one: Mike Dillon. Whether through his affiliation with artists like Les Claypool, Brave Combo and Ani DiFranco, collaborations such as Garage A Trois, The Dead Kenny Gs and Critters Buggin or bands he's fronted, including Billy Goat and Hairy Apes BMX, the Texas-native has set his own standard for 25 years now.


    With his latest effort, Band of Outsiders-released via Brooklyn label The Royal Potato Family-Mike Dillon has conjured the perfect storm of all these past endeavors. His manic creative vision found its match in three young musicians he met in New Orleans. Carly Meyers-whom Dillon describes as "a High Priestess of Trombone who channels the energy of Iggy Pop through the chops of JJ Johnson in second-line parade"-provides harmonic counterpoint to his vibes and percussion ("All Walks of Life") as she simultaneously ups the band's art-rock ante ("Carly Hates The Dubstep"). The rhythm section of bassist Patrick McDevitt and drummer Adam Gertner turns on a dime between snarling punk rock assaults ("Homeland Insecurity"), deep funky go-go ("Head"), ska grooves ("Here The Burro") and experimental hip-hop beats ("7AM At The Jazzfest") with all points covered in between.


    Dillon recorded Band of Outsiders at Studio Center in Miami with the help of co-producers Gary Vandy and Richard Maloney Jr. Vandy is an old school engineer whose work includes over 200 platinum records predominantly in the disco and dance genres. His love of Zappa is what attracted him to Dillon's work. In the age of pro-tools chicanery, the production is straightforward, capturing Dillon and his band playing live in a room.


    "Two tours of Mexico and a steady dose of Brazilian music was the jumping off point for these new songs," explains Dillon. "Add our love for The Melvins, Deerhoof, Bad Brains, Dead Kennedys, Trouble Funk and all things New Orleans and this album surpasses our intention to make the freakiest, most vibrant dance music on the planet."


    Lyrically speaking, Mike Dillon draws from his love of Miguel de Cervantes, William Burroughs, Kurt Vonnegut and Robert Anton Wilson to tell stories of New Orleans debauchery mixed with age-old themes of travel, love, self-destruction and greed. Delivered with Dillon's trademark vocal rasp, the record has the intensity of a Tom Waits-meets-Frank Zappa black comedy. Rumor has it that Dillon lived for the past seven years in the same apartment that Waits shared with Rickie Lee Jones. Dillon discounts those rumors: This apartment has housed dudes from Morning 40 Federation, Ani DiFranco, an old Conga player and a bunch of heroin addicts."


    Taken in its entirety, Mike Dillon's Band of Outsiders is a snapshot of four musicians hitting full stride. Having relentlessly toured the country in 2013-both headlining and opening for artists like Fishbone, Clutch, Primus and Galactic-its 13 songs bristle with a group mind, spill over the sides with the visions invoked during countless dead-of-night drives crisscrossing the country in a van and hit their target with a sonic assault only possible from a band that's played 400-plus shows over the last two years.


    "People are always trying to figure out how to describe our music. Maybe we should call it New Orleans punk jazz Brazilian math rock? It's a gumbo of tribal percussion, The Meters, old school hardcore, Brazil, hard bop and anything else that might move us," concludes Dillon. "But you know, I really don't care what you call it. We kick out the jams harder than anyone, and we also know when to heed the lessons of The Minutemen's Double Nickels On The Dime and keep things straight to the point. There's a reason we called the record what we did. We're the living, breathing definition of a band of outsiders, but together we deliver simple majestic beauty, let's leave it at that."

    1. Head
    2. Hand of God

    3. Homeland Insecurity
    4. Hero The Burro
    5. Carly Hates The Dubstep
    6. Great Lakes Tuna
    7. Missing
    8. All Walks of Life 9. Celebrate the Hate
    10. 7AM at the Jazzfest
    11. So Long Pal
    12. Baby Flint Talk
    13. Dauphine & Desire
    Mike Dillon
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    Stanton Moore calls his latest album Conversations both a return to my roots and a reinvention. The New Orleans drummer, who is by all counts regarded as one of the great funk musicians of all time, has delivered his first jazz trio recording. It's a return to Moore's roots because he finally gets the opportunity to record with pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton whom he came up playing alongside on the New Orleans' club circuit. It's a reinvention because after years of delivering huge grooves and unrelenting funk at some of the worlds more revered rock clubs and festivals, Moore is stepping back to focus on the subtlety of swing and improvisation, while presenting the music via intimate settings like that of his trio's home-base Snug Harbor.


    As for the album's title, one listen and it's clear. There's a vigorous musical dialogue happening among the three musicians, as they tell stories, explore ideas and trade thoughts on tracks like Lauren Z, Big Greaze and the Herbie Hancock classic Driftin'. The big easy is always close at hand with the majority of the material coming from the New Orleans composers, including James Black (Magnolia Triangle and In The Keyhole), Steve Masakowski (The Chase) and Paul Barbarin (Paul Barbarin's Second Line).


    With Conversations, Stanton Moore shines a light on a side of his musical personality that will be new to fans, but every bit as compelling as the substantial body of work he's already established over the course of his 20-year career.

    1. Lauren Z
    2. Carnival
    3. Driftin'
    4. Magnolia Triangle
    5. Waltz For Old Souls
    6. Tchefunkta
    7. The Chase
    8. Big Greaze
    9. In The Keyhole
    10. Paul Barbarin's Second Line
    11. Prayer
    Stanton Moore
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    Ya-Ka-May

    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, various groups offered their musical tributes to the city, but few if any captured the diverse snapshot that is New Orleans. Most tended to view the place as something of a musical museum, while ignoring the town's vibrant and innovative new music: the energetic, highly eroticized, and occasionally gender-bending style of hip hop called bounce. Now Galactic have made what may be the definitive New Orleans tribute with Ya-Ka-May, by recognizing this fundamental truth; that all of the town's seemingly disparate styles like jazz, brass bands and funk as well as the newer bounce/hip hop are intrinsically linked. There is a particular inclusiveness about the place which connects both its people and their music, linking seemingly discordant genres from bounce to jazz, brass bands to rock, gospel to funk. There is also, even in the face of diversity, a sense of infectious fun and joy in these grooves, just as there is on the streets of a city that always knows how to let its hair down.


    The album features established legends such as the Rebirth Brass Band, Irma Thomas, Big Chief Bo Dollis, Allen Toussaint and Walter ôWolfmanö Washington with younger artists like Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry, John Boutt?, Josh Cohen and Scully, and Glen David Andrews, as well as groundbreaking new bounce artists like Cheeky Blakk, Big Freedia, Katey Red, and Sissy Nobby.

    1. Friends of Science
    2. Boe Money (featuring The Rebirth Brass Band
    3. Double It (featuring Big Freedia)
    4. Heart of Steel (featuring Irma Thomas)
    5. Wild Man (featuring Big Chief Bo Dollis)
    6. Bacchus (featuring Allen Toussaint)
    7. Katey vs. Nobby (featuring Katey Red and Sissy Nobby)
    8. Cineramascope (featuring Trombone Shorty and Corey Henry)
    9. Dark Water (featuring John Boutte)
    10. Do It Again (featuring Cheeky Blakk)
    11. Liquor Pang (featuring Josh Cohen and Ryan Scully from the Morning 40 Federation)
    12. Krewe d'etat
    13. You Don't know (featuring Glen David Andrews and The Rebirth Brass Band)
    14. Speaks His Mind (featuring Walter Wolfman Washington)
    15. Do It Again (again) (featuring Cheeky Blakk)
    Galactic
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