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  • Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981 (Awaiting Repress) Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981 (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Live At The Checkerboard Lounge 1981 (Awaiting Repress)

    White & Black Vinyl


    On 22 November 1981, in the middle of their mammoth American tour, the Rolling Stones arrived in Chicago prior to playing 3 nights at the Rosemont Horizon. Long influenced by the Chicago blues, the band paid a visit to Muddy Waters' club the Checkerboard Lounge to see the legendary bluesman perform. It didn't take long before Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Ian Stewart were joining in on stage and later Buddy Guy and Lefty Dizz also played their part. It was a unique occasion that was fortunately captured on camera. Now, restored from the original footage and with sound mixed and mastered by Bob Clearmountain, this amazing blues night is being made available in an official release for the first time.

    LP
    1. Introduction Instrumental
    2. You Don't Have To Go
    3. Baby Please Don't Go
    4. Hoochie Coochie Man
    5. Long Distance Call
    6. Mannish Boy
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Next Time You See Me
    9. One Eyed Woman
    10. Blow Wind Blow
    11. Champagne & Reefer


    DVD
    1. Sweet Little Angel
    2. Flip Flop and Fly
    3. Muddy Waters Introduction
    4. You Don't Have To Go
    5. Country Boy
    6. Baby Please Don't Go
    7. Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. Long Distance Call
    9. Mannish Boy
    10. Got My Mojo Working
    11. Next Time You See Me
    12. One Eyed Woman
    13. Baby Please Don't Go (instrumental)
    14. Blow Wind Blow
    15. Champagne & Reefer

    The Rolling Stones
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  • I'm Ready I'm Ready Quick View

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    I'm Ready


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    The Johnny Winter Produced Grammy Award Winning Masterwork


    Mastered From The Blue Sky Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl & Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Featured Musicians: Pine Top Perkins, Johnny Winter, Jimmy Rogers & Big Walter Horton


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one
    of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing
    guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic
    Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes have all gone on to influence
    generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi
    native was soon being discovered by a whole new legion of rock and roll
    fans thanks to his songs being recorded by folks like The Rolling Stones
    and Johnny Winter.


    As the stars aligned, Johnny Winter would go on to produce and
    play on his mentor's masterpiece I'm Ready. Featuring an all-star band
    with the likes of the legendary Jimmy Rogers on guitar, Walter Horton on
    harmonica, and the masterful Pine Top Perkins on piano, Muddy Waters'
    I'm Ready would go on to become one of the his most revered albums
    earning him a Grammy Award in 1978.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I'm Ready,
    Muddy continues to rock the house through a treasure trove of 8 more
    blues champions which made this one of the most important recordings
    of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics Rock Me,
    Screamin' and Cryin', and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary bluesman
    Muddy Waters. That is why we are so very proud to announce another
    installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterwork I'm Ready.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee
    Hooker, Johnny Winter), I'm Ready will truly become one of the most
    important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released
    in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile
    vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork and inner sleeve elements not
    seen in LP form in years.


    Muddy Waters and his great friend Johnny Winter .I'm Ready
    .exclusively from your friends at Friday Music


    I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man

    1. I'm Ready
    2. 33 Years
    3. Who Do You Trust
    4. Copper Brown
    5. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    6. Mamie
    7. Rock Me
    8. Screamin' And Cryin'
    9. Good Morning Little School Girl
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Quick View

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    Muddy Waters At Newport 1960


    The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    Muddy Waters Masterwork Live Album! In Stereo!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Stereo Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Muddy Waters (McKinley Morganfield) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago and Mississippi Delta blues tunes
    have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for defunct labels
    before landing in Chicago in the early forties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world, later cutting a series of
    hit sessions for Aristocrat which became Chess Records. Phil and Leonard Chess knew they had a kingpin on their hands when
    Muddy started his endless stream of blues smashes. The label honored the man with his first live album simply titled Muddy Waters
    At Newport 1960. Recorded at the Newport Jazz Festival, Muddy drove the crowd into a frenzy with his famous guitar licks and his
    Delta growl, truly a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Featuring an all-star band with the likes of the legendary James Cotton on harp and the masterful Otis Spann on piano, Muddy
    Waters At Newport 1960 would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits I Got My Brand On You, Muddy continues to rock the crowd through a
    treasure trove of 8 more blues champions which made this one of the most important live recordings of all time. The album features
    classic gems like his classics Got My Mojo Working, Baby Please Don't Go, and I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man. Noted for his stellar
    guitar work, pretty much introducing his Chicago laden blues style to a whole new generation of guitar players, Muddy Waters At
    Newport 1960 became truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues guitarists for years like Eric Clapton, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat
    and The Rolling Stones. Muddy broke down barriers for millions of music fans worldwide to enjoy rock and blues, making him along
    with John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Robert Johnson one of the first pioneers of the blues and rock genre.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce another installment in The Muddy Waters/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Muddy Waters At Newport 1960.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from
    the Chess stereophonic tapes, Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram
    Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized stereophonic audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a rare inside gatefold photo of the man who helped
    fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Muddy Waters Muddy Waters At Newport 1960 Impeccable stereophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records
    tapes! Baby, Please Don't Go

    1. I Got My Brand On You
    2. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Soon Forgotten
    5. Tiger In Your Tank
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. Got My Mojo Working
    8. Got My Mojo Working, Part 2
    9. Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
  • Let It Rock Let It Rock Quick View

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    Let It Rock

    "Crawling From The Wreckage Of A Saturday Night," the debut
    single from LET IT ROCK, The Connection's brand new full-length
    LP, is the band's THIRD "Coolest Song in the World" in under a
    year on Little Steven's Underground Garage. It's a kick-ass rocker
    about a scene we all know very well: Where's my wallet, where's my keys? / I can't understand why I do these things /
    My head is pounding my throat is dry / I'm crawling from the wreckage of a Saturday night
    The Underground Garage is also putting LET IT ROCK's swaggering "Girls In This Town" into heavy rotation, declaring,
    "The production on these songs is great; I mean fantastically great. These guys get it." High praise indeed from the driving
    force behind America's hippest radio station.


    The Rolling Stones took their name from a Muddy Waters song. The Connection, New England's newest hit-makers, have carried on the tradition, naming the band for a Stones rocker to bring fans across the world a fresh take on the best of the
    British Invasion sound. LET IT ROCK features a dozen original Marino/Palmer power-pop/rock gems. From the
    breakneck-paced opener, "Wrong Side of 25," to the seductive melody and breathtakingly cool guitar solo of
    Beatles-influenced She's A Keeper, to the driving, Exile-era power of "Girls In This Town" -- "There's so many girls in this
    town/You can't let just one hold you down"-- to the infectious harmonies and pure, propulsive beauty of The Way Love
    Should Be,


    The Connection bring passion, melodic hooks, and more than a few very cool surprises to this rip-roaring rock
    & roll record.
    Yes, LET IT ROCK recaptures the sheer exuberance of the British Invasion, but make no mistake, The Connection sound
    like The Connection and no one else. LET IT ROCK is both familiar and fresh, timeless and new, an album of feel-good,
    time-to-dance, original rock & roll of the highest quality. Just a taste of the slide guitar driven screamer, "Thinking Abou t
    Leaving," and you'll be thinking about leaving LET IT ROCK on the turntable full-time!

    1. Wrong Side Of 25
    2. She's A Keeper
    3. The Way Love Should Be
    4. Crawling From The Wreckage (Of A Saturday Night)
    5. Nothing About Me
    6. Susan
    7. Thinking About Leaving
    8. Girls In This Town
    9. Haze
    10. Day By Day
    11. Not How It's Gonna Be
    12. Connection
    13. Melinda
    14. Let It Rock
    The Connection
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  • Hard Again Hard Again Quick View

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    Hard Again

    Muddy Waters needs no introduction. The Chicago-based blues singer has been in the business since the 1940s, influencing the 60s blues rock movement spearheaded by the Rolling Stones.


    Recorded eight years after his last album After The Rain, Hard Again is Muddy Waters' massive comeback album of 1977, opening up with the one song that cemented Muddy's place in Rock & Roll heaven: Mannish Boy. Produced by Johnny Winter (whose ecstatic 'Yeah!'s can be heard on Mannish Boy), Hard Again features Muddy's trademark blues sound: rugged, raw and full of energy.

    1. Mannish Boy
    2. Bus Driver
    3. I Want To Be Loved
    4. Jealous Hearted Man
    5. I Can't Be Satisfied
    6. Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock & Roll (#2)
    7. Deep Down In Florida
    8. Crosseyed Cat
    9. Little Girl
    Muddy Waters
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • 12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho) (On Sale) 12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    12 x 5 (With Unframed Litho) (On Sale)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Lithographic Print (Not Framed)


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity


    Not eligible for further discount.

    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
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    Colored Vinyl LP + Lithograph - Sealed Buy Now
  • 12 x 5 (With Framed Litho) 12 x 5 (With Framed Litho) Quick View

    $499.99
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    12 x 5 (With Framed Litho)

    Never Before Released!


    Limited Edition Clear Vinyl


    Hand Numbered Limited Edition Framed Lithographic Print


    12 x 5 by The Rolling Stones was their October 1964 release that told the world that they loved the blues and rock 'n roll. The evolution from blues to rock accelerated on this, their second American LP. 12 X 5 included material recorded by the Stones at Chicago's Chess Studios (home to the band's idols Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf) during their first US tour. Though this album of the group's early R&B period kicks off with covers from unsurprising sources (Chuck Berry's Around and Around,) Mick and Keith waste little time in displaying their own compositional acumen.


    This highly collectible lithograph and LP set, with a Certificate of Authenticity, is offered on a first-come, first-served basis-no additional copies will be produced after the initial press run is exhausted. Signatures on the printing plates reflect the band's personnel at the time of recording.


    12 x 5 LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPHIC PRINT:
    This hand-numbered, museum-quality print is derived from artwork used on THE ROLLING STONES record album 12 x 5 and is signed in the plate by the recording artists beneath the image.


    Exclusively authorized and licensed from ABKCO Records

    Print Size (includes mat board): 20" x 24"

    Image Size: 16" x 16"

    Stock: Acid-free, 100# Opus dull cover

    Signed in the plate by band members

    Hand-numbered and embossed logo

    Edition Size: 2,500

    Includes Certificate of Authenticity



    1. Around And Around
    2. Confessin' The Blues
    3. Empty Heart
    4. Time Is On My Side
    5. Good Times, Bad Times
    6. It's All Over Now
    7. 2120 South Michigan Avenue
    8. Under The Boardwalk
    9. Congratulations
    10. Grown Up Wrong
    11. If You Need Me
    12. Susie Q
    The Rolling Stones
    $499.99
    Colored Vinyl LP + Lithograph - Sealed Buy Now
  • At Newport 1960 At Newport 1960 Quick View

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    At Newport 1960

    Ranked 348/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import


    At Newport 1960 is a live album by Muddy Waters performed at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island with his backing band, consisting of Otis Spann (piano, vocals), Pat Hare (guitar), James Cotton (harmonica), Andrew Stevens (bass) and Francis Clay (drums), in July 3. Water's performances across Europe in the 50s and at Newport helped popularize blues to broader audience, especially to whites. The album is often said to be one of the first blues live albums.


    The album was released in the US on November 15 that year, featuring eight songs, from I Got My Brand On You to Goodbye Newport Blues. Although At Newport 1960 never charted, it received critical acclaim and was influential for future bands.

    I Got My Brand On You
    I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    Baby, Please Don't Go
    Soon Forgotten
    Tiger In Your Tank
    I Feel So Good
    I've Got My Mojo Working, Part 1
    I've Got My Mojo Working, Part 2
    Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
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  • King Bee King Bee Quick View

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    King Bee

    King Bee is the final release by Blues legend Muddy Waters (born in 1913 as McKinley Morganfield), originally released in 1981 and produced by Johnny Winter. Due to Waters' failing health, the LP was recorded in only three days in May of 1980. The LP includes newly recorded Muddy Waters classics, such as I'm A King Bee, Champagne & Reefer, Sad Sad Day and (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble. Around the time of the album's release, Waters hit the road with a new band as much as his slowly declining health allowed him to.


    By the end of 1981, he was diagnosed with lung cancer and had to have part of his lung removed. Still, in 1982 a new tour was booked but an increasing number of performances had to be canceled. And after having made a surprise appearance at an Eric Clapton concert in Miami that Summer, Waters found out the cancer had returned as he was coughing blood. Sadly, his body wasn't strong enough for another operation. On April 30, 1983 McKinley Morganfield died of a heart attack. Five years later he was posthumously inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Amongst his admirers are Buddy Guy, The Rolling Stones, Rory Gallagher, John Mayall and Steve Winwood.

    1. I'm A King Bee
    2. Too Young To Know
    3. Mean Old Frisco Blues
    4. Forever Lonely
    5. I Feel Like Going Home
    6. Champagne & Reefer
    7. Sad Sad Day
    8. (My Eyes) Keep Me In Trouble
    9. Deep Down In Florida #2
    10. No Escape From The Blues
    Muddy Waters
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  • At Newport 1960 At Newport 1960 Quick View

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    At Newport 1960

    Ranked 348/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Import


    At Newport 1960 is a live album by Muddy Waters performed at Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island with his backing band, consisting of Otis Spann (piano, vocals), Pat Hare (guitar), James Cotton (harmonica), Andrew Stevens (bass) and Francis Clay (drums), in July 3. Water's performances across Europe in the 50s and at Newport helped popularize blues to broader audience, especially to whites. The album is often said to be one of the first blues live albums.


    The album was released in the US on November 15 that year, featuring eight songs, from I Got My Brand On You to Goodbye Newport Blues. Although At Newport 1960 never charted, it received critical acclaim and was influential for future bands.

    1. I Got My Brand On You
    2. (I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man
    3. Baby, Please Don't Go
    4. Soon Forgotten
    5. Tiger In Your Tank
    6. I Feel So Good
    7. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part 1)
    8. I've Got My Mojo Working (Part 2)
    9. Goodbye Newport Blues
    Muddy Waters
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Folk Singer Folk Singer Quick View

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    Folk Singer

    Ranked 280/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Cut at 45 RPM For The First Time Ever!

    From the original 1964 Chess analog masters! Pressed at Quality Record Pressings!

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman.

    New Gatefold jacket, with extra photos!


    Folk Singer has been an audiophile staple for years. It always gets a bunch of play at hi-fi shows. It's a no-doubter demonstration disc. But never before has it sounded like this! Never has it been cut at 45 RPM!


    There are a handful of landmark albums in any genre. In the blues, one of them is Muddy Waters' Folk Singer. Originally released in 1964, Folk Singer was the only acoustic album Waters ever recorded, thus becoming the first and perhaps best blues concept album ever. Muddy of course started out playing acoustic blues in the Delta, and he's clearly very comfortable in this return to his roots, which was designed to appeal to the mid-1960s surge of interest in folk music.


    Muddy's supporting cast includes a very young Buddy Guy on guitar, Willie Dixon at the upright bass and Clifton James on drums.


    This recording has enormous presence with ample room for Muddy's booming voice to resonate.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. My Home Is in the Delta
    2. Long Distance Call

    3. My Captain
    4. Good Morning Little Schoolgirl

    5. You're Gonna Need My Help
    6. Cold Weather Blues

    7. Big Leg Woman
    8. Country Boy
    9. Feel Like Going Home
    Muddy Waters
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Long Gone Long Gone Quick View

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    Long Gone

    Analogue Productions is proud to present Long Gone, the debut album by the sensational new rock/ blues, guitarist/ singer-songwriter Jimmy D. Lane. While the listener will hear echoes of Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan in Jimmy's playing, he is his own man, a fact recognized recently by Eric Clapton when, after playing together with Jimmy on a forthcoming tribute album to Jimmy's father, Jimmy Rogers, Clapton proclaimed Jimmy Lane an incredible guitarist. Indeed, the strongest influence on Jimmy's musical development has been his father.


    Long Gone features Jimmy Lane with bassist Freddie Crawford (also a veteran member of Jimmy Rogers band and Jimmy Lane's regular group) and legendary drummer Jim Keltner, who has performed and/or recorded with everyone from John Lennon and Bob Dylan to the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. Jimmy Lane's repertoire on Long Gone is made up of his own originals and covers by blues and rock greats including Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Rogers, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters and Albert King.


    If anyone comes by the blues honestly, it's Jimmy D. Lane... his guitar playing is powerful and inspirational; you may find yourself playing air guitar for the first time in years... Lane gives us an electric guitar extravaganza of a type that was abundant 25-30 years ago but is nowadays rare.
    -- Larry Kay, FI Magazine


    Long Gone should move Jimmy D. Lane directly to the front ranks of those who will take the blues into the next century.
    -- Jim DeKoster, Living Blues

    1. Hear My Train A Comin'
    2. Obsession Babies
    3. Long Gone
    4. I Shall Be Released
    5. Shake, Shiver, Ache
    6. Rollin' Stone
    7. Whiskey
    8. Boom Boom
    9. White Tears
    10. Oh What A Feelin'
    11. California
    12. I'm In Love
    13. Tears Without A Shoulder
    Jimmy D. Lane
    $24.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • I Am The Blues I Am The Blues Quick View

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    I Am The Blues

    Chicago Bluesman Willie Dixon was perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his songs have been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy.


    Later, his songs were popularized by groups, such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Cream, and Led Zeppelin, whose Whole Lotta Love was loosely based don Dixon´s You Need Love. On this 1970 LP, the quintessential blues songwriter performs his own tunes - every one a classic: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, The Little Red Rooster, Spoonful and of course Back Door Man to name a few!


    Long overdue, the album was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986, whereas Willie Dixon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

    1. Back Door Man
    2. I Can't Quit You, Baby
    3. The Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. I Ain't Superstitious
    6. You Shook Me
    7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. The Little Red Rooster
    9. The Same Thing
    Willie Dixon
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  • I Am The Blues I Am The Blues Quick View

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    I Am The Blues

    Chicago Bluesman Willie Dixon was perhaps best known for his songwriting. He wrote or co-wrote over 500 songs and his songs have been recorded by some of the best-known blues musicians of his era, including Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, and Buddy Guy.


    Later, his songs were popularized by groups, such as The Rolling Stones, The Doors, Cream, and Led Zeppelin, whose Whole Lotta Love was loosely based don Dixon´s You Need Love. On this 1970 LP, the quintessential blues songwriter performs his own tunes - every one a classic: I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man, The Little Red Rooster, Spoonful and of course Back Door Man to name a few!


    Long overdue, the album was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1986, whereas Willie Dixon was posthumously inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994.

    1. Back Door Man
    2. I Can't Quit You, Baby
    3. The Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. I Ain't Superstitious
    6. You Shook Me
    7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. The Little Red Rooster
    9. The Same Thing
    Willie Dixon
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  • Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals Quick View

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    Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals

    Freddie Kings second all-instrumental album, Freddy King Gives You a Bonanza of Instrumentals, originally released in 1965 on King Records Federal subsidiary, continued the artists winning streak, with such memorable King originals as Manhole, Freeway 75, Low Tide and Funnybone. The 12-song LP demonstrates once again why King was one of his generations most revered electric guitarists.


    Although his career was tragically cut short by his death at the age of 42, Freddie King was one of Americas most distinctive and influential electric blues guitarists, leaving an indelible mark on more than one generation of guitar superstars, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Rolling Stones Mick Taylor. The Texas-born axeman began playing guitar at the age of six, and in his teens moved with his family to the South Side of Chicago, where he was inspired by witnessing club gigs by such seminal electric bluesmen as Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers and Elmore James. Originally billed as Freddy King, he began recording in 1957, revealing a massively influential style that merged his Texas and Chicago influences, and soon achieved commercial success with a series of infectious instrumental hits.


    Sundazed Musics new vinyl edition of this electric blues landmark has been sourced from the original mono master, and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. It features an exact reproduction of the original LP cover art..

    1. Manhole
    2. Freeway 75
    3. Low Tide
    4. The Sad Nite Owl
    5. Funnybone
    6. Nickleplated
    7. King-a-Ling
    8. Surf Monkey
    9. Freddy's Midnite Dream
    10. Fish Fare
    11. Cloud Sailin'
    12. Remington Ride
    Freddy King
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  • Poet Of The Blues Poet Of The Blues Quick View

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    Poet Of The Blues

    First Time On Vinyl!


    Is there another more responsible for the blues as we know them than Willie Dixon? A songwriter and musician without peer, Willie wrote blues standard after blues standard. Not only did his songs become career-making hits for the likes of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and Otis Rush, among others, but it inspired another generation of musicians including the Rolling Stones, the Yardbirds, Cream and Led Zeppelin, to name just a few.


    Poet Of The Blues, available on vinyl for the first time, features 21 classic Dixon songs.


    Besides his well-known songs, recorded in the early 70s, this compilation contains the classic 1947-1952 Big Three sessions. These recordings prove the most interesting historically.

    LP 1


    1. Back Door Man
    2. I Can't Quit You Baby
    3. The Seventh Son
    4. Spoonful
    5. I Ain't Superstitious
    6. You Shook Me
    7. I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man
    8. Little Red Rooster
    9. The Same Thing


    LP 2


    1. Big 3 Stomp
    2. Tell That Woman
    3. I Ain't Gonna Be Your Monkey Man
    4. It's All Over Now
    5. You Don't Love Me No More
    6. If The Sea Was Whiskey

    7. O.C. Bounce
    8. Money Tree Blues
    9. No One To Love Me
    10. Cool Kind Woman Blues
    11. Juice-head Bartender
    12. Signifying Monkey

    Willie Dixon
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    Fresh Cream (Deluxe)

    Set Of 6x180-Gram Heavyweight Black LPs Housed In A Rigid Slipcase


    64-Page Perfect Bound LP Sized Book


    New Sleeve Notes From Highly Respected Rolling Stone Writer David Fricke


    Limited Edition


    Fresh Cream is the first album by Cream, released in 1966. Laid down at the height of the UK blues boom, Fresh Cream covers the kind of territory you might expect from three of the most respected players on the scene at the time. With Clapton fresh just from his time with John Mayall, Ginger Baker leaving behind the R'n'B backwaters of Graham Bond Organisation, and a woefully under-employed Jack Bruce hightailing it from the increasingly pop-leaning Manfred Mann, the electric blues was their natural turf.


    Highlights include the racing harmonica work-out, and the call and response excitements on Muddy Waters' "Rollin' and Tumblin'", a spine-tingled vocal on the Willie Dixon classic, "Spoonful", as well as the self-penned "Sleepy Time Time" which gives Clapton a free hand to wake up all and sundry. The traditional standard, Cat's Squirrel is given a rousing treatment, showing how well these players meshed.

    LP 1: Fresh Cream Mono Album (Reaction 593001):
    1. N.S.U. (Mono Mix)
    2. Sleepy Time Time (Mono Mix)
    3. Dreaming (Mono Mix)
    4. Sweet Wine (Mono Mix)
    5. Spoonful (Mono Mix)
    6. Cat's Squirrel (Mono Mix)
    7. Four Until Late (Mono Mix)
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Mono Mix)
    9. I'm So Glad (Mono Mix)
    10. Toad (Mono Mix)


    LP 2: Session Recording - Mono Mix, The Mono Singles And The Mono French Eps:
    1. The Coffee Song Mono Mix
    2. Wrapping Paper (First UK Single A-Side)
    3. Cat's Squirrel (First UK Single B-Side)
    4. I Feel Free (Second UK Single A-Side)
    5. N.S.U. (Second UK Single B-Side)
    6. Spoonful Part I (Third US Single A-Side)
    7. Spoonful Part II (Third US Single B-Side)
    8. Wrapping Paper (Alternate Mix)
    9. Sweet Wine (Alternate Mix)
    10. I'm So Glad
    11. Cat's Squirrel (Alternate Master)
    12. I Feel Free (Alternate Mix)
    13. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Alternate Master)
    14. N.S.U.
    15. Four Until Late


    LP 3: Fresh Cream Stereo Album:
    1. N.S.U.
    2. Sleepy Time Time
    3. Dreaming
    4. Sweet Wine
    5. Spoonful
    6. Cat's Squirrel
    7. Four Until Late
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    9. I'm So Glad
    10. Toad


    LP 4: Session Recordings - Stereo Mixes And New Stereo Mixes:
    1. I Feel Free
    2. Wrapping Paper
    3. The Coffee Song
    4. I'm So Glad (New Stereo Mix)
    5. N.S.U. (New Stereo Mix)
    6. Wrapping Paper (New Stereo Mix)
    7. The Coffee Song (New Stereo Mix)
    8. Rollin' And Tumblin' (First Version - New Stereo Mix)
    9. Spoonful (First Version - New Stereo Mix)
    10. Toad (New Stereo Mix)


    LP 5: Fresh Cream Early Versions, Outtakes And Alternate Mixes:
    1. Coffee Song (Early Version)
    2. Beauty Queen (Demo Version)
    3. You Make Me Feel (Demo Version)
    4. Wrapping Paper (Early Version)
    5. Cat's Squirrel (Early Version)
    6. I Feel Free (Early Version)
    7. I Feel Free (Mix With No Lead Vocal)
    8. I Feel Free (Alternate Mono Mix)
    9. Sweet Wine (Early Version)
    10. Rollin' And Tumblin' (Early Version)
    11. Toad (Early Version)


    LP 6: The BBC Sessions (November 1966 - January 1967):
    BBC Light Programme "Saturday Club" Session. Recorded 8th November 1966:
    1. Sweet Wine
    2. Eric Clapton Interview
    3. Wrapping Paper
    4. Rollin' And Tumblin'
    5. Sleepy Time Time (Previously Unreleased)
    6. Steppin' Out
    BBC Home Service "Guitar Club" Session. Recorded 28th November 1966:
    7. Crossroads
    8. Steppin' Out (Previously Unreleased)
    BBC World Service R & B Club Session. Recorded 9th December 1966:
    9. Cat's Squirrel
    10. Traintime
    11. I'm So Glad
    12. Lawdy Mama
    BBC Light Programme "Saturday Club" Session. Recorded 10th January 1967:
    13. Eric Clapton Interview
    14. I Feel Free
    15. N.S.U.
    16. Four Until Late

    Cream
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    Berry Is On Top (Awaiting Repress)

    Limited Anniversary Edition


    Gatefold Cover


    Chuck Berry is truly an American original. There will never be another Chuck Berry nor anyone in the music industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Chuck has.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first
    recordings like Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic
    presence on the stage.


    Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork third album Berry Is On Top.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Almost Grown, Chuck Berry roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his monumental hits of all time Johnny B. Goode and Roll Over Beethoven, plus more powerhouses like Carol, Maybellene, Sweet Little Rock & Roller, Little Queenie, Around and Around and Jo Jo Gunne. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation
    of guitar players, Berry Is On Top was truly a primer for a ton of rock and blues artists for years like Elvis Presley, Rod Stewart, The Rolling
    Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and The Yardbirds.


    Chuck Berry was more than a rock 'n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about
    faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock 'n rollin'.


    His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to this day.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chuck Berry and the Chess Records' arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so very proud to announce another fine installment in The Chuck Berry/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary masterpiece Berry Is On Top - The Anniversary Edition.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Chuck Berry's Berry Is On Top will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.
    To celebrate Chuck Berry's six decades in the music business, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic inside gatefold photos of the man who started rock and roll.
    Chuck Berry Berry Is On Top - The Anniversary Edition Impeccable mono Happy Holidays! Go Go Johnny Go!

    1. Almost Grown
    2. Carol
    3. Maybellene
    4. Sweet Little Rock & Roller
    5. Anthony Boy
    6. Johnny B. Goode
    7. Little Queenie
    8. Jo Jo Gunne
    9. Roll Over Beethoven
    10. Around and Around
    11. Hey Pedro
    12. Blues for Hawaiians
    Chuck Berry
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    After School Sessions-The Deluxe Edition (Awaiting Repress)


    Chuck Berry's Landmark First Album - Includes 3 Bonus Tracks


    First Time Exclusive Audiophile Vinyl And Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records' Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Chuck Berry is an American original. There will never be another Chuck Berry, nor anyone in the music industry who could influence
    generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Chuck has.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this East St. Louis native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties with his first
    recordings like Maybellene and Roll Over Beethoven. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar licks, poetic lyrics and dynamic
    presence on the stage.


    Introduced to Chess Records by fellow blues rocker Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry hit a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes
    that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. These great songs culminated into a handful of top charting singles which led to his first
    legendary album After School Session.


    Kicking things off with one of the monumental rock and roll records of all time School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell), Chuck Berry
    roars through a bevy of 11 more home runs which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features
    classic gems like Brown Eyed Handsome Man, Too Much Monkey Business, Havana Moon and No Money Down. Noted for his stellar guitar
    work, pretty much introducing the turnaround riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, After School Session was truly a primer for a
    ton of rock and blues artists for years like Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Johnny Winter, The Animals and
    The Yardbirds.


    Chuck Berry was more than a rock 'n roll genius. He was a natural poet. He could rhyme. He could compose lyrically two and three
    minute musical stories about the everyday man and woman, about the struggles of being a teenager, about romance, about cars, about
    faraway places, about dancing, and most notably about rock 'n rollin.'


    His unconventional approach to music was unlike that of anyone before him. He opened the doors for millions of music fans around
    the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to this day.
    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chuck Berry and the Chess Records' arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce The Chuck Berry/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his monumental first album After
    School Session - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition.


    Mastered by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Johnny Winter) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess
    monophonic tapes, Chuck Berry's After School Session now features 3 sensational bonus tracks including his first Chess singles Maybellene,
    You Can't Catch Me and Thirty Days (To Come Back Home).


    To celebrate Chuck Berry's six decades in the music business, we further enhance this limited anniversary edition with a stunning
    gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as a classic inside gatefold photo of Chuck wailing on his Gibson guitar.
    Chuck Berry After School Session - The Deluxe Anniversary Edition 3 Bonus Tracks Impeccable mono Happy Holidays! Ring
    Ring Goes The Bell!!!

    1. School Day (Ring Ring Goes The Bell)
    2. Deep Feeling
    3. Too Much Monkey Business
    4. Wee Wee Hours
    5. Roly Poly
    6. No Money Down
    7. You Can't Catch Me
    8. Brown Eyed Handsome Man
    9. Berry Pickin'
    10. Together (We'll Always Be)
    11. Havana Moon
    12. Down Bound Train
    13. Driftin' Heart
    14. Thirty Days (To Come Back Home)
    15. Maybellene
    Chuck Berry
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    Johnny Winter (Speakers Corner)

    When an international weekly magazine calls a musician the »white pope of black art«, then it sounds suspiciously like charitableness towards a blues musician in his prime, whose good years are in the past. As if! In the case of Johnny Winter, the reviews of his 2011 tour were just as glowing as in his early years, when Rolling Stone magazine described the gaunt Mississippi bard as »a cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest fluid blues guitar you have ever heard«. Intentional or not: Winter was able to win for himself some of the 'rocker' laurels that were reserved for the young Eric Clapton and Jimi Hendrix. But Winter let everyone know that he was only interested in the blues, gutsy, evoking Howlin' Wolf's and Muddy Waters' growling groove, yet nimble-fingered enough on the strings to conjure up astoundingly sleek garlands of sound that fit precisely into each bar of music.



    Winter remains pretty cool when people attempt to identify personal afflictions in his music: When I play blues, I feel good he stated recently to a journalist. That the same goes for over 40 years ago is substantiated by both sides of this debut album.



    Musicians:



    • Johnny Winter (guitar, harmonica, vocal)

    • Edgar Winter (piano, alto saxophone)

    • Albert Wynn Butler (tenor saxophone)

    • Karl Garin (trumpet)

    • Norman Ray (bassoon)

    • Walter 'Shakey' Horton (harmonica)

    • Willie Dixon (bass)

    • Tommy Shannon (bass)

    • 'Uncle' John Turner (drums, percussion)



    Recording: 1969

    Production: Johnny Winter





    About Speakers Corner



    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, Speakers Corner 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 existant 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 emphasise that Speakers Corner 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 have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    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 - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. I'm Yours & I'm Hers
    2. Be Careful With a Fool
    3. Dallas
    4. Mean Mistreater
    5. Leland Mississippi Blues
    6. Good Morning Little School Girl
    7. When You Got A Good Friend
    8. I'll Drown In My Tears
    9. Back Door Friend
    Johnny Winter
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    Howlin' Wolf


    The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Continues!


    His Self Titled "Rockin' Chair" Masterwork Album Is Back!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover With Rare Photos


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Howlin' Wolf (Chester Burnett) will always be known as one of the founding fathers of modern day blues. His
    legendary style of playing guitar, his unique vocal and stage prowess and of course his stellar list of classic Chicago
    style blues tunes have all gone on to influence generations upon generations of rock and blues performers worldwide.


    With almost six decades in the music business, this Mississippi native began his career cutting early sides for
    Sun before landing in Chicago in the early fifties, where he began a long climb to the top of the blues world on the
    Chess label.


    In 1962, he released his stellar self-titled masterpiece Howlin' Wolf. Featuring an all-star band with the likes of
    the legendary Jimmy Rogers and Buddy Guy on guitar, the masterful Otis Spann on piano, and Willie Dixon on bass,
    Howlin' Wolf a/k/a The Rockin' Chair Album would go on to become one of the most revered albums in modern day
    Chicago blues history.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Shake for Me, The Wolf continues to rock the listener through
    a treasure trove of 11 more blues standards which made this one of the most important blues LP's of all time. The
    album features classic gems like Spoonful, Back Door Man, Wang Dang Doodle and The Red Rooster. All of these
    blues rockers became truly a blueprint for a ton of rock and blues giants for years like Cream, The Doors and The
    Rolling Stones.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why
    we are so very proud to announce our first installment in The Howlin' Wolf/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
    Series with his legendary masterpiece Howlin' Wolf.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl from the Chess monophonic tapes, Howlin' Wolf will truly become one of the most important and historical 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles to be released in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time authorized audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork
    with a stunning gatefold cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as rare inside gatefold photos of the
    man who helped fuse blues and rock music for millions of music lovers across the globe.


    Howlin' Wolf Howlin' Wolf Impeccable monophonic sound from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes!


    Spoonful

    1. Shake for Me
    2. The Red Rooster
    3. You'll Be Mine
    4. Who's Been Talkin'
    5. Wang Dang Doodle
    6. Little Baby
    7. Spoonful
    8. Going Down Slow
    9. Down in the Bottom
    10. Back Door Man
    11. Howlin' for My Baby
    12. Tell Me
    Howlin' Wolf
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    Go Bo Diddley


    The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!


    Bo Diddley's Masterwork Album!


    First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover


    Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso


    Bo Diddley (Elias McDaniel) was truly an American original. There will never be another Bo Diddley nor anyone in the music
    industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Bo Diddley has and continues to this
    day, even years after his short time on earth.


    Celebrating six decades in the music business, this Mississippian native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties
    with his first recordings like Bo Diddley and Say Man. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar riffs and boogie beat,
    filled with poetic lyrics and a thrilling presence on the stage.


    Bringing his original "Bo Diddley Beat" to Chess Records in early 1955, the Chicago based label and the pioneer rocker hit
    a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became
    top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork album Go! Bo Diddley.


    Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Cracking Up, Bo roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions
    which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics
    Dearest Darling, Say Man, Don't Let It Go and The Clock Struck Twelve. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing his Bo Diddley Beat riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, Go! Bo Diddley was truly a primer for a ton of rock and
    blues artists for years like Eric Burdon and The Animals, George Thorogood, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and
    The Yardbirds.


    Bo Diddley opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him along with
    Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard as one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to
    this day.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
    very proud to announce our first installment in The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
    masterpiece Go! Bo Diddley.


    Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl
    from the Chess monophonic tapes, Bo Diddley's Go! Bo Diddley will truly become one of the most important and historical 180
    Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.


    To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold
    cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic rare inside gatefold photos of the man who helped start
    rock and roll.


    Bo Diddley Go! Bo Diddley Impeccable mono from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes! Go Bo Diddley!

    1. Crackin' Up
    2. I'm Sorry
    3. Bo's Guitar
    4. Willie and Lillie
    5. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
    6. Say Man
    7. The Great Grandfather
    8. Oh Yea
    9. Don't Let It Go
    10. Little Girl
    11. Dearest Darling
    12. The Clock Strikes Twelve
    Bo Diddley
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    The Black Gladiator (Out Of Stock)

    While the '60s came to a close, Diddley may have been working at a less prolific pace than during his earlier heyday, but the man was certainly charged up and ready to drop a full-blown musical bomb. In an attempt to fit in with the current youth oriented scene (Sly And The Family Stone, Rare Earth, The Rolling Stones) and recent Acid Rock audience targeted albums by label mates Muddy Waters (Electric Mud) and Howlin' Wolf (The Howlin' Wolf Album), Bo would further push the boundaries with the release of The Black Gladiator. The album would modernize his Blues-Rock sound with a rugged Funk edge, while retaining the spirit and humor of his finest work, and feature an album cover of the man donning a bodacious leather belt/pseudo S&M get up that would put Isaac Hayes' chain link vestments to shame.
    Side One


    1. Elephant Man

    2. You, Bo Diddley

    3. Black Soul

    4. Power House

    5. If The Bible's Right


    Side Two


    1. I've Got A Feeling

    2. Shut Up, Woman

    3. Hot Buttered Blues

    4. Funky Fly

    5. I Don't Like You

    Bo Diddley
    $13.99
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