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Blue Blood Blues - No Hassle Night/I Just Want To Make Love To You (Live)The standout track on the Dead Weathers sophomore album Sea of Cowards and its second single, Blue Blood Blues is full of bluster and wicked licks. With lead vocals by Jack White, the lyrics are line after line of gems all worth repeating, especially All the white girls trip when I sing at Sunday service. The Blue Blood Blues 12 comes backed with two non-LP tracks, No Hassle Night and a stellar live cover version of the Muddy Waters blues classic, I Just Want To Make Love To You. 12 vinyl single, black generic die-cut jacket.Side One1. Blue Blood BluesSide Two1. No Hassle Night
2. I Just Want to Make Love to You (Live)$10.9912'' Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Dirty BluesTexas & West Coast blues legend Lightnin' Hopkins delivers an amazing set with his 1971 Dirty Blues album. There was nobody quite like Lightnin' Hopkins. John Lee Hooker may have made more records but even he couldnt match the consistently high level of Hopkins creativity. Lightnin' and his vast repertoire represented the epitome of Texas country blues. No question. He came from a musical family and his unique guitar style was fashioned from the traditions he learned in the presence of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Texas Alexander, a distant cousin. His guitar both underscored and complemented the songs he drew from his own life and the lives of those around him.1. Home In The Woods
2. Tap Dance Boogie
3. Worried Blues
4. One Kind Of Flavor
5. Untrue Blues
6. Fast Life Woman
7. My Heart To Weep
8. I'll Never Forget The Day
9. Broken Hearted Blues
10. Lightning's Gone Again
11. European Blues
12. Lighting's Blues$14.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
Pastel BluesNina Simone is hands down one of the best Blues singers of the 20th century and only artists the likes of Billie Holiday and Bessie Smith had the power to lay a soul bare like she could! This is no better exemplified than on Pastel Blues' stripped-down album opener Be My Husband, which was later covered famously by Jeff Buckley. Also featured on this beloved 1965 Philips Records release are dazzling interpretations of songs directly related to the aforementioned songstresses including Nobody Knows When You're Down And Out, originally sung by Smith and Holiday's signature song Strange Fruit, not to mention the traditional spiritual Sinnerman, which remains one of Simone's most popular recordings. At long last, Pastel Blues is back on vinyl courtesy of this Music On Vinyl 180g audiophile reissue!1. Be My Husband
2. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out
3. End Of The Line
4. Trouble In Mind
5. Tell Me More And More And Then Some
6. Chilly Winds Don't Blow
7. Ain't No Use
8. Strange Fruit
9. Sinnerman$37.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Fishing BluesAs Atmosphere steps into their 21st year of making music, Slug & Ant show no signs of 08.12.16.
slowing, compromising or losing sight of their vision. Nor has time revealed any
diminishing of those qualities that have brought them this far. After ending the previous
year with a string of singles that led well into 2016, they still have an abundance of music
on the way, including their latest album, Fishing Blues.
The title of this new album may
cause one to question; Is this the point in the career where Atmosphere chooses to step
back, put up the Gone Fishin' sign and reminisce about their successes? The answer, a
resounding no, is found in the music, a collection of songs that both de ne and rede ne
the Atmosphere sound. Their passion and creative spark are as illuminate as ever. Slug and
Ant still have plenty of stories to tell1. Like A Fire
4. Pure Evil feat. I.B.E
6. Seismic Waves
7. Next To You feat. deM atlaS
8. The Shit That We've Been Through
9. When The Lights Go Out feat. DOOM & Kool Keith
10. No Biggie
12. Chasing New York feat. Aesop Rock
14. Fishing Blues feat. The Grouch
15. Won't Look Back feat. Kim Manning
16. Anybody That I've Known
17. Still Be Here
18. A Long Hello$28.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Still Got The BluesRelieved from the pressures of having to record a hit single, Gary Moore cuts loose on some blues standards as well as some newer material. Moore plays better than ever, spitting out an endless stream of fiery licks that are both technically impressive and soulful. It's no wonder Still Got the Blues was his biggest hit.
- Daevid Jehnzen (All Music Guide)1. Moving On
2. Oh Pretty Woman
3. Walking By Myself
4. Still Got The Blues
5. Texas Strut
6. Too Tired
7. King Of The Blues
8. As The Years Go Passing By
9. Midnight Blues
10. That Kind Of Woman
11. All Your Love
12. Stop Messin' Around$24.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
No Beginning No EndNo Beginning No End is a seamless musical experience that moves between different styles with remarkable fluidity, bound together by Jose James' transcendent voice. It marks a new chapter in the artistic journey of the 33-year-old singer/songwriter. Conceived, recorded and produced independently without any recording contract, the album is his most personal statement yet.1. It's All Over Your Body
2. Sword + Gun feat. Hindi Zahra
5. Come To My Door
6. Heaven On The Ground feat. Emily King
7. Do You Feel
8. Make It Right
9. Bird Of Space
10. No Beginning No End
12. Come To My Door feat. Emily King (Acoustic)$15.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
No Fools, No FunWhile she's released five studio albums, sold 40 million albums and won 9 grammys, Norah Jones can't seem to get enough of changing things up! By
our count, this is the 100th recording project with which she's been involved in this short century, so it's safe to say she's a serial collaborator. And she
kills 'em all. Puss N Boots is no different: a trio of like-minded gals that finds Ms. Jones combining forces with pals Sasha Dobson - a fixture on the NYC
singer songwriter scene and a frequent NoJo cohort - and Catherine Popper - a noted bass player who's played with Ryan Adams, Jack White and Grace
Potter - for a fun-filled female trio. Their album NO FOOLS, NO FUN is a com-bo of classic country tunes (Johnny Cash, George Jones covers) and roots
rock pearls (Neil Young, The Band) with more recent alt-country faves (Wilco, Jeb Loy Nichols) and original songs from each of the members that all
simmers together right nice for a proper musical stew.1. Leaving London - Tom Paxton cover
2. Bull Rider (Live) - Rodney Crowell song made famous by Johnny Cash
3. Twilight - The Band cover
4. Sex Degrees Of Separation - Sasha Dobson original
5. Don't Know What It Means - Norah Jones original
6. Down By The River (Live) - Neil Young cover
7. Tarnished Angel (Live) - Roger Miller cover made famous by George Jones
8. Jesus etc. - Wilco cover
9. Always - Catherine Popper original
10. GTO - Jeb Loy Nichols cover
11. Pines - Catherine Popper original
12. You'll Forget Me - Sasha Dobson original$19.99Vinyl 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
Post Electric BluesWith a brace of massive top ten hit singles such as You Held The World In Your Arms and American English behind them, endless touring (including some very high profile dates supporting REM, and a few triumphant homecomings at T In The Park, Scotland), alongside 5 hugely successful gold and silver selling LPs, and an outstanding best Of compilation, Idlewild's creativity shows no sign of abating, which their stunning new album Post Electric Blues confirms.1. Younger Than America
2. Readers & Writers
3. City Hall
4. (The Night Will) Bring You Back To Life
5. Dreams Of Nothing
6. Take Me Back To The Islands
8. All Over The Town
9. To Be Forgotten
10. Circles In Stars
11. Take Me Back In Time$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 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
Bossa Nova and Blues
This Sundazed Mono Edition Reproduces The Original Artwork And Presents The Original 12-Song LP On 180 Gram Vinyl Mastered From The Original Analog Reels And Pressed At Record Technology Inc.
One of the Three Kings of blues guitar along with B.B. and Albert, Texas-born Freddy (Freddie) King influenced everyone from Eric Clapton and Peter Green in the UK to Jerry Garcia and Stevie Ray Vaughan in the States. But even his staying up all night playing poker with Grand Funk wasn't enough to prevent his seminal King/Federal albums from staying out of print on vinyl for decades - until Sundazed came to the rescue. The reissue campaign that began with meticulously mastered editions of King classics Let's Hide Away and Dance Away with Freddy King, Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals, and Freddy King Goes Surfin' continues with his rare 1963 offering, Bossa Nova and Blues. In the tradition of his surfing album, which wasn't really surf, Bossa Nova and Blues had no bossa nova - but the advertising was at least half true, and hey, there were two cuts that had "bossa nova" in the title. Though King was best known for blues instrumentals, "Bossa Nova Blues" and "The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist" (dig the dance craze threesome) were actually the only two instrumentals on an album otherwise dedicated to bluesy ballads. But of course, Freddie made it work - churning out bonafide classics like the karmic "Someday, After A While (You'll Be Sorry)" (later covered by John Mayall and the Blues Breakers on A Hard Road, also reissued on Sundazed mono LP), the emotive "The Welfare (Turns Its Back on You)," the soulful "It Hurts to Be In Love," and the more uptempo, New Orleans-flavored "You're Barkin' Up the Wrong Tree."1. (I'd Love To) Make Love To You
2. You're Barkin' Up The Wrong Tree
3. Look Ma, I'm Cryin'
4. It Hurts To Be In Love
5. You Walked In
6. The Bossa Nova Watusi Twist
7. Is My Baby Mad At Me
8. Someday, After A While (You'll Be Sorry)
9. One Hundred Years
10. Bossa Nova Blues
11. The Welfare (Turns Its Back on You)
12. Walk Down That Aisle (Honey Chile)$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Briefcase Full Of Blues
Celebrate The New Year With Their Classic # 1 Mega Platinum Debut Album
First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release
Mastered Impeccably From The Authorized & Original1978 Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe "i Got The Blues" Reagoso
After their phenomenal success on Saturday Night Live and a number of smash comedy movies already in
their resume, John Belushi and Dan Akroyd dove headfirst into their love of soul, blues and r & b and began
the Blues Brothers duo, netting them a number one album, top hit singles, a box office smash and acclaim
from purists and blues lovers from all over with their first LP, Briefcase Full Of Blues.
Recorded in 1978 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the late great John Belushi and Dan
Akroyd opened a set before comedian and good friend Steve Martin. To the crowd's amazement, the duo
blasted them a blistering rock 'n' blues performance which was captured on tape for their first album Briefcase
Full Of Blues. They later appeared on SNL and the rest as they say is history, as this stunt became reality in no
time and thus began a short lived but amazing piece of rock and blues history.
Released during the holiday season, the album became a number one smash and netted two smash singles
with the classic nod to the Stax sound with Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" as well as the '50s doo wop
classic, "Rubber Biscuit."
With a stellar musician lineup of classic R & B and traditional blues purists like Steve Cropper and Duck
Dunn from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Chess Records sideman to the stars Matt "Guitar " Murphy,
saxophone champion Tom Scott and a handful of New York City's finest on the reeds, rounded out with Paul
Shafer on keys, The Blues Brothers were a force to reckon with as their albums would go on to sell in the
millions making them one of the biggest bands in the late seventies into the eighties.
With a stunning set list of righteous blues and soulful interpretations, this masterpiece is filled with nonstop classics like the hard boppin' opener Hey Bartender, blues belters like Junior Wells' "Messin' With The
Kid" and Big Joe Turner's "Flip Flop Fly," plus southern rockers like Delbert McClinton's "'B" Movie Box Car
In addition to these legendary performances, this unique concert recording yielded more with powerhouses
like the smash I Don't Know, King Floyd's Groove Me, and the blues thriller Shot Gun Blues.
Friday Music is no stranger to the blues. Therefore, it is with much honor to announce the first installment
in our Blues Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their brilliant masterwork Briefcase Full Of Blues.
For the first time ever on 180 Gram Vinyl, this limited edition classic was mastered impeccably and
faithfully from the original 1978 Atlantic Records tapes by their Atlantic Records label alumni Joe Reagoso
(John Lee Hooker/ Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood,
To enhance your Jake and Elwood experience even further, this stunning limited anniversary edition also
includes the original album cover art, Miami Mitch Glazer's funny liner notes as well as the 12 brilliant tunes
you will truly forever enjoy in the audiophile vinyl domain.
Blues Brothers .Briefcase Full Of Blues The Anniversary Edition, A first time Audiophile Vinyl
Experience . Authorized and Live ..Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music .
I'M A SOUL MAN!!!1. Opening / I Can't Turn You Loose
2. Hey Bartender
3. Messin' With The Kid
5. Rubber Biscuit
6. Shot Gun Blues
7. Groove Me
8. I Don't Know
9. Soul Man
10. "B" Movie Box Car Blues
11. Flip, Flop & Fly
12. Closing / I Can't Turn You Loose$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
T. Bone BluesT-Bone Walker's masterpiece T-Bone Blues on Atlantic Records is often cited as not only one of his finest achievements, but also one of the blues genre's most important crowned jewels. This 1959 classic showcases the late blues master's legendary handling of the electric guitar and his unequalled ability to powerfully sing some of the most revered classics in modern blues history.
This definitive classic recording features this multi-talented artist's finest tunes like T-Bone Shuffle, Papa Ain't Salty No More and of course the iconic Stormy Monday Blues. Over the years, many acclaimed artists have gone back to this album for inspiration. Classic blues rockers like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, B.B. King, John Mayall, The Allman Brothers, Boz Scaggs and Doug Sahm have all interpreted several songs from this classic album. Out of print for over forty years in the vinyl format, Friday Music is thrilled to announce the first time 180g gram audiophile vinyl release of T-Bone Walker's landmark masterpiece T-Bone Blues.
Impeccably mastered by Joe Reagoso (T-Bone Walker/Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter/Boz Scaggs) from the original Atlantic Records monophonic tapes, this audiophile LP truly excites the listener, as each note bent and every vocal laid down by T-Bone Walker are truly captured in this historic recording.
Friday Music has corrected the original running order of this wonderful blues release, the first time since 1959, as well as used the original artwork elements and the stunning liner notes written by the late Ralph J. Gleason. As always, Friday Music includes a poly bag for the album cover and a poly line sleeve to protect your 180g vinyl album.1. Two Bones and a Pick
2. Mean Old World
3. T-Bone Shuffle
4. Stormy Monday Blues (Call It Stormy Monday)
5. Blues For Marili
6. T-Bone Blues
7. Shufflin' the Blues
9. Play On Little Girl
10. Blues Rock
11. Papa Ain't Salty$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Real Delta BluesSon House - The Real Delta Blues: 14 Songs From The Man Who Taught Robert Johnson
...a cross-section of the most effective House material his co-discoverer Nick Perls privately taped in the early sixties... On this set of recordings (some made in private homes, others at a now-defunct Washington, DC coffeehouse where House, John Hurt, and Skip James all once held court) House often sang as if there were no audience, other than himself.1. Milkcow's Calf Blues
2. I Shall Not Be Moved
3. Rochester Blues
5. Lake Cormorant Blues
6. Motherless Children Have A Hard Time
7. Mississippi County Farm Blues
8. Pony Blues
9. Trouble Blues
10. This Little Light Of Mine
11. A Down The Stuff
12. The D. T. Moan
13. Lord Have Mercy When I Come To Die
14. Soon In The Morning$14.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rooster Blues (Awaiting Repress)Louisiana bluesman Lightnin' Slim (nee Otis V. Hicks) began entertaining bar patrons in his native Baton Rouge in the 1940s. By the 50s he was releasing singles on the now legendary Excello label (the blues division of Nashville based Nashboro). This album, his first long player, appeared in 1960 and compiles many of those classic 50s sides. Slim plays a searing electric here and is often accompanied by his brother-in-law, Slim Harpo, on the harmonica, along with a full, rollicking rhythm section heavily influenced by the R&B coming out of NOLA at the time. Lightnin' Slim deserves a place alongside the more often mentioned blues legends of the 50s, like Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Howlin' Wolf; for proof, one needs to look no further than this excellent debut album.1. Rooster Blues
2. Long Leanie Mama
3. My Starter Won't Work
4. GI Slim A5 Lightnin Troubles
6. Bed Bug Blues
7. Hoo-Doo Blues
8. It's Mighty Crazy
9. Sweet Little Woman
10. Tom Cat Blues
11. Feelin Awfull Blues
12. I'm Leavin You Baby$32.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Blues of DesperationGRAMMY-nominated blues-rock guitar icon Joe Bonamassa announces his 20160solo album, Blues of Desperation (J&R Adventures). Like his previous solo disc, 2014's Top 10 Billboard hit Different Shades of Blue, this record features all-original material, and it sees the maverick superstar guitarist, singer and songwriter tossing away the rule book as he continues to reinvent and redefine the blues-rock genre like no other artist working today.
I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician, says Bonamassa, somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.
The writing sessions for Blues of Desperation took Bonamassa back to Nashville, where he'd composed Different Shades of Blue, to work with some of Music City's top tunesmiths, people like James House, Tom Hambridge, Jeffrey Steele, Jerry Flowers and Gary Nicholson.
These are some of the best guys in the business, Bonamassa raves. Lyrically, you'll hear the proverbial trains, mountains, valleys and other blues references about heartbreak and loneliness but there are also some poignant moments about getting away from the stressful, crazy demands of life and losing yourself with your special someone. I think anybody will be able to relate.
Bonamassa and his longtime producer Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Journey) convened at Nashville's Grand Victor Sound Studios (formerly known as RCA Studio A), and during an intense, five-day period they recorded 11 galvanizing songs with a crack group of musicians including drummers Anton Fig and Greg Morrow, bassist Michael Rhodes, keyboardist Reese Wynans, horn players Lee Thornburg, Paulie Cerra and Mark Douthit, and background singers Mahalia Barnes, Jade McRae and Juanita Tippins.
Of his decade-long collaboration with Shirley, Bonamassa says, I can explain our relationship with one word - 'trust.' I completely trust in Kevin and his musical promptings. He pushes my musical ability by challenging me to not just rest on my laurels or settle for 'good.' He expects more out of the other musicians as well and will not hold back when he sees us falling back into our usual routine.
Which sometimes calls for unorthodox measures, says Shirley, who admits that his idea of augmenting Bonamassa's usual recording band with second drummer Morrow was engineered to ruffle Joe's feathers.
I wanted him to work a little harder, like in his early years, he says, so I brought in an additional drummer, just to throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Of the results, Shirley raves, Recording 'Blues of Desperation' is one of the most exciting recording projects I've done. What a joyful noise we made!
Blues of Desperation is Bonamassa's most powerfully diverse and boldly realized album yet, with the material ranging from the gutsy, gritty blues call to arms of This Train (Joe's guitar is set to rude throughout) to the elegant yet emotionally shattering ballad What I've Known for a Very Long Time to the soul-nourishing, acoustic-based Americana of The Valley Runs Low, on which Bonamassa's voice rises up majestically to meet Barnes, McRae and Tippins in gospel-like rapture. And then there's the bleary, tequila-soaked Drive, dripping with the kind of raw, wicked and unsettling sensuality that could make David Lynch green with envy.
Throughout the record, Bonamassa's epic guitar playing conjures up stirring benedictions and explosive exorcisms of sound. No Good Place For the Lonely features some of the guitarist's most cauterizing licks yet, and the walloping title track is a white-knuckled, six-string thrill ride guaranteed to jolt the senses. Guitar fans everywhere (like those who recently voted Bonamassa Best Blues Guitarist in Guitar World magazine by an overwhelming margin) will consider Blues of Desperation a treasure trove of axe riches.
There are some long solos on this record and even some mini-jams in the middle of a track where the band would just jive and crank it out, he says. [During those jams], we do a tip of the hat to Beck and Clapton from the '70s. I think guitar nerds and music fans like myself will love it.
Packed with unparalleled musicianship and teeming with the most enthralling collection of songs in Bonamassa's career, Blues of Desperation is guaranteed to knock out critics and fans alike. By exceeding his own vertiginously high artistic goals, Bonamassa is bound to shatter all other expectations with this record and reach new audiences - no mean feat when you continue his astonishing track record of hits now includes 15 #1 Billboard Blues Albums (more than any other artist in history). 2014's Different Shades of Blue debuted at #8 on Billboard's Top 200 Chart, making it his highest charting album, his first top 10 and accounting for his biggest sales week ever. In 2014, the guitarist received his first-ever Grammy nomination (for Best Blues Album) for the album Seesaw, his second collaboration with blues singing star Beth Hart, and was named 2014's Billboard Blues Artist of the Year.1. This Train
2. Mountain Climbing
4. No Good Place For The Lonely
5. Blues Of Desperation
6. The Valley Runs Low
7. You Left Me Nothin' But The Bill And The Blues
8. Distant Lonesome Train
9. How Deep This River Runs
10. Livin' Easy
11. What I've Known For A Very Long Time$34.99180 Gram Audiopbhile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
The Big BluesSourced from the Original King Mono Master Tapes
Pressed on 180-Gram Vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI)
Standing well over six feet and weighing in at around 250 pounds, it's no surprise that Albert King earned the nickname "The Velvet Bulldozer." Standing on stage with his Gibson Flying V, named Lucy, King cut an imposing visual figure. After a few abortive recording attempts, King scored a #14 R&B single on King Records with "Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong" in 1961. The song captured the distinctive call-and-response style between King's voice and guitar, a direct extension of his gospel roots and it was included on his debut album, The Big Blues. Backed by a razor sharp band, which included Ike Turner on piano, King showed an authoritative command of ballads, rumbas and mid-tempo shuffles. It was a sound honed in countless club gigs, a "vivid sound" as the LP jacket rightly proclaimed. To restore this sound to its royal splendor, Sundazed sourced this reissue from the original King mono master tapes. Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at Record Technology, Inc. (RTI) in Camarillo, CA, this resurrected LP boasts breathtaking sound. Nothing less would have been worthy of one of the most important albums in the blues pantheon. All hail King Albert!1. Let's Have a Natural Ball
2. What Can I Do to Change Your Mind?
3. I Get Evil
4. Had You Told It Like It Was (It Wouldn't Be Like It Is)
5. This Morning
6. I Walked All Night Long
7. Don't Throw Your Love on Me So Strong
8. Travelin' to California
9. I've Made Nights By Myself
10. This Funny Feeling
11. Ooh-Ee Baby
12. Dyna Flow$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
Safe City BluesThe DOUBLE LP Is Limited To 250 Copies Only!
After a very long hiatus, the handsome young men in The Bamboo Kids have returned with not just an LP's worth of work, but a DOUBLE LP!
Though The Bamboo Kids may argue with that. Whatever. We geniuses here at Drug Front know a masterpiece when we hear it, and "Safe City Blues" is just that. An absolute rock-n-roll masterpiece. It's already being heralded by both Rev. Nørb (singer of Boris The Sprinkler/author of the new "The Annotated Boris") and Designated Dale from Razorcake and the much-missed Flipside magazine as contender for record of the year. Those two guys don't fuck around and mince words. They mean it. And we mean it, too! "Safe City Blues" was well worth the wait since their last LP that came out many years ago.
Just to give you an idea what's up, I will let Designated Dale wax poetic about The Bamboo Kids. He writes:
"Not too long ago, I reviewed an EP from the 'Kids in these very pages, and was pleasantly surprised that such a great rock'n'roll band like this exists these days. This double full-length, which includes the songs from that EP, further prove that NYC is far from finished when it comes to laying down the goods in the studio, as well as producing some of the better live acts that you and your more discriminating, music-craving pals can catch these days. Those keen on the vinyl will also be happy to know that the 150 gram vinyl version of this set is limited to 250 copies. Safe City Blues is a healthy dollop of getting your riffed-filled rocks off, and there's no correct side of the genre dividing line you have to stand on to appreciate these rekkids. Simply put, if you like good music (as Sam Cooke one time asked), chances are you'll have a helluva good time spinning this vinyl. The Bamboo Kids' soundscape mixes and matches with some of the better influences of our time: Dead Boys/Stiv's post-Dead Boys solo work, the non-wanking era of The Stones, that all-too-brief 1973 to 1974 window of the New York Dolls, a healthy dusting of Bowie's glitter era, the catchiness of Mott The Hoople, and those awesomely solid hooks that Dramarama still bring to the table to this day, and this is just what I hear the first couple of times around. Fans of Prima Donna should find the 'Kids right up their dirty little alley, as well. These three guys have been at it for ten years now, and not only does it keep getting more and more solid, but they deliver just as much as most four or five piece bands do. Yeah, think about that while you dig on this." Yep.
Let's just say that if you love rock-n-roll. You will love "Safe City Blues" by The Bamboo Kids.LP1
1. Ain't A Man
2. Batshit Crazy
4. Money (Worry All The Time)
5. The Most Important Rule
6. Dumb For Life
7. The Way Things Are
8. Don't Believe All You Hear
9. Señorita Carmen
10. What I Miss
1. My Way Is Down
2. Assembly Line
3. Daylight Be Damned
4. Back To Brooklyn
5. You Don't Know Nothing (Like I Do)
6. Digging A Grave
7. Streets Of New York City
8. Central European Time
9. No Fool No Care
10. Wrecking Ball$29.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
St. Louis BluesIncluded with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title.
An influential figure in the early 20th century development of blues and popular music as a music scholar and as the composer of numerous popular songs, W.C. Handy has often been called the Father of the Blues. When two of the finest and most popular of mid-20th century musical figures, jazz and popular music icon Nat King Cole and style setting arranger extraordinare Nelson Riddle undertook an album dedicated to the music of W.C. Handy, the results were at once a worthy tribute and transformative. Particularly smooth vocals by Nat King Cole were aptly backed by resourceful orchestrations from Nelson Riddle. From the landmark laments of St. Louis Blues and the loving appreciation of Morning Star on through to the colloquial rag of Joe Turner's Blues, the varied facets of W.C. Handy's songs were given a lastingly freshened interpretation. Along with the contemporary Louis Armstrong Plays W.C. Handy (also available here at Acoustic Sounds), this album is considered by many to be the best anthology of the music of W.C. Handy.
Using the original first generation 3-track session tapes from Capitol's vaults and all-analogue systems including custom headstacks, 3-track preview heads, console and monitoring chain installed at AcousTech specially for these releases, mastering engineers Kevin Gray and Steve Hoffman realize the rich beauty of these recordings in this double 45-RPM 180-gram album set. Included with this deluxe reissue is a striking six-panel booklet complete with rare photos, a 1,600-word essay by Jordan Taylor on the album and a 1,200-word essay by Michael Fremer about the remastering process. This truly is a no-expenses-spared project, resulting in the ultimate version of this title and a historic reissue.
Originally released in 1958.Where Did Everyone Go?
Say It Isn't So
If Love Ain't There
(Ah, The Apple Trees) When The World Was Young
Am I Blue?
Someone To Tell It To
The End Of A Love Affair
I Keep Goin' Back To Joe's
Laughing On The Outside (Crying On The Inside)
No, I Don't Want Her
Spring Is Here
That's All There Is
A Farewell To Arms
Happy New Year$54.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
No ResolutionPressed On Blue Vinyl With Gold Splatter
The new album from indie rocker Tim Kasher, best known as the frontman for Cursive and the Good Life. The anticipated follow up to Adult Film, No Resolution finds Kasher employing lush arrangements of strings and despair of an engaged couple on the brink of a break-up.1. Not Over You Prelude
3. Break Me Open
4. No Secret
5. An Answer For Everything Prelude: Jean Kills the Party
6. Holding Out
7. Runts Reprise: Wandering Eyes
9. No Secret Reprise: Meet Shawna and Tracy
11. An Answer For Everything
12. Holding Out Reprise: Heading Out
13. Post Script
14. Hollow: Kyle's Smoke
15. Not Over You$17.99Colored Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Cave Singers spend a good deal of time beyond the darkened edges of Seattle, in the mist and mystic, among the wolves and redwoods. And their songs, at least on record, have always been like beautiful, faded grayscale photos of this hinterland. Now, these photos are injected with hot blood and technicolor, a ferocity and bite weve yet to see from the band.
By all accounts, No Witch is The Cave Singers rock record. Laid to tape with dark wizard producer Randall Dunn (Black Mountain, Sunn O))), Boris), No Witch is grander and more lush than The Cave Singers previous efforts. Its also a nervier, scrappier affair: greasy guitars buck and rear up; Eastern-influenced blues snake through songs; gospel choirs rise up like tidal waves.
There are big, grinning nods to Beggars Banquet-era Stones, the best of Mellencamp (Clever Creatures) and the juke joint legends of Mississippi like Junior Kimbrough and R.L. Burnside (Black Leaf and No Prosecution If We Bail). Of course, its all filtered through that particular, magical Cave Singers formula: Pete Quirks reedy, behind-the-beat delivery and existential wordplay, Derek Fudescos lyrical guitar runs and drummer Marty Lunds no nonsense rhythms.1.Gifts and the Raft
7.All Land Crabs and Divinity
13.No Prosecution If We Bail
$16.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
No DepressionThe album that inspired a website, a magazine and a musical movement, Uncle Tupelo's landmark 1990 debut No Depression is intrinsically a punk-rock record with country themes. On the one hand the album is named after a song by A.P. Carter and features banjos, mandolins and fiddles and on the other the songs are played at a breakneck pace and feature thrashing guitars and a punk spirit.
Paying their respects to obvious influences like Graham Parsons, the Replacements and the Minutemen, the 12-song set accurately depicts the trials and tribulations of the rural, blue collar existence from the workingman anthems like Factory Belt and Graveyard Shift to the trappings of the nightlife on Whiskey Bottle and Before I Break.
Equally as acclaimed as it is revered, No Depression brilliantly blends the heartbreak and longing of country music with the power and fury of punk-rock, done so with a precision that remains unmatched.1. Graveyard Shift
2. That Year
3. Before I Break
4. No Depression
5. Factory Belt
6. Whiskey Bottle
9. Life Worth Livin'
11. So Called Friend
12. Screen Door$24.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
No DealMelanie De Biasio is a graduate of the Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles and already an acclaimed artist in her home country of Belgium and in the neighbouring Francophone nation to the south. Initially heralded as a new voice in jazz, albeit jazz d'autres univers, other-worldly, so to speak, her first album A Stomach Is Burning was closer to the smoky, smouldering sound you dream of stumbling upon in a jazz cellar. Preferably in Paris or New York in, let's say, 1959.
No Deal, her sophomore album, appears almost monochromatically minimalist at first, A simple cover shot. Melanie has cut her hair. Miles Davis A Kind Of Blue typography. Seven songs, through which her own voice drifts gracefully, at times disappearing altogether. Like a tintype photograph, this record needs time to develop, for the details to become clear, as if by magic.
No Deal comes in at 33 and a third minutes, which could be mistaken for a nod to the golden age of the jazz LP. And yet its brevity (or succinctness) is genuinely hard to believe. It reverberates, echoes an resonates. Throw a stone into the lake and the concentric ripples seem to go on for ever.1. I Feel You
2. The Flow
3. No Deal
4. With Love
5. Sweet Darling Pain
6. I'm Gonna Leave You
7. With All My Love$22.99Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now