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  • Modern Jazz au Club Saint Germain Modern Jazz au Club Saint Germain Quick View

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    Modern Jazz au Club Saint Germain

    After hitting Paris in 1950, saxophonist Bobby Jaspar enthralled jazz fans and jazzmen alike with his smooth, elegant playing, with the lyricism of his tranquil phrases heavily influenced by Stan Getz in particular. So when Jaspar began regularly performing with a small ensemble at the Club St-Germain five years later, he adopted the same instrumentation as that of his idol's illustrious quintet, with Sacha Distel on guitar and RenÉ Urtreger on piano in the roles of Jimmy Raney and Al Haig, respectively.
    Contrary to what its title might suggest, Modern Jazz au Club St-Germain was actually recorded in the studio. It features compositions by Milt Jackson, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis along with a handful of standards, in which the angular aridity of bebop gives way to the generous and yet sensitive idiom of cool jazz.



    Jaspar's premature death in 1963 robbed the jazz world of a promising talent; this record is among his best efforts as a leader. Bobby Jaspar is in top form here!!!



    Recording: December 1955 at the PathÉ Magellan studio, Paris



    Musicians:



    • Bobby Jaspar (tenor saxophone, flute)

    • Sacha Distel (guitar)

    • RenÉ Urtreger (piano)

    • Benoit Quersin (bass)

    • Jean-Louis Viale (drums)

    1. Bag's Groove
    2. Memory Of Dick
    3. Miles Tone
    4. Minor Drops
    5. I Remember April
    6. You Stepped Out Of A Dream
    7. I Can't Get Started (With You)
    8. A Night In Tunisia
    Bobby Jaspar
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  • The Best Of Sam Cooke The Best Of Sam Cooke Quick View

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    The Best Of Sam Cooke

    This Best Of Sam Cooke album was the beacon that kept Cooke's most popular songs in the public eye. Between 1957 and his death seven years later, Cooke recorded an average of one Top Ten single every four months! And now on this single LP, you can relive the timeless best known and best-loved Sam Cooke classics.



    For a couple of generations this was the first - and often only - Sam Cooke album they owned. Although there are more ambitious collections that show Cooke's remarkable range and diversity, this is still the best starting place. These are Sam Cooke's biggest commercial hits. This is the message in a bottle that brought his gifts to millions of people.



    What is it that makes Cooke's music so irresistible? Well, first the voice, of course. So good, in fact, was Cooke as a vocalist that Atlantic Records vice president Jerry Wexler said matter-of-factly, Sam Cooke was the best singer who ever lived, no contest. But beyond just his voice, it's the phrasing that makes these songs so timeless and memorable. Cooke himself explained it this way: You just talk the story. That's how you get people to come to you - because it's not like a song, it's like two people rapping, only with a melody attached. But then when you come to the hook ('That's the sound of the men working on the chain gang'), then you're free, everybody's gonna sing that part, you want to get everybody to sing along. And they're still singing along.



    So we all know the songs. We all know they're great. But nobody's known not unless you were there when it was recorded just how incredible these recordings actually sound. Now, cut at 45 RPM with every detail tended to and no expense spared, we've got The Best of The Best of Sam Cooke.

    1. You Send Me
    2. Only Sixteen
    3. Everybody Loves to Cha Cha Cha
    4. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    5. (What A) Wonderful World
    6. Summertime
    7. Chain Gang
    8. Cupid
    9. Twistin' The Night Away
    10. Sad Mood
    11. Having A Party
    12. Bring It On Home To Me
    13. Another Saturday Night (Alternate Take)
    Sam Cooke
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  • The Nutcracker Suite (Pure Pleasure) The Nutcracker Suite (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Nutcracker Suite (Pure Pleasure)

    In 1960, Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arranged their own virtuosic adaptation of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker Suite for the Duke Ellington Orchestra. Featuring nine cleverly arranged movements (boasting equally smart titles like Toot Toot Tootie Toot and Sugar Rum Cherry), it's the quintessential Ellington blend of wit and sophistication. It's amazing how swinging and sexy the Nutcracker Suite can sound!




    Musicians:



    • Johnny Hodges (alto saxophone)

    • Russell Procope (alto saxophone, flute)

    • Harry Carney (basson)

    • Ray Nance, Willie Cook (trumpet)

    • Juan Tizol (trombone, tambourine)

    • Lawrence Brown, Britt Woodman (trombone)

    • Duke Ellington (piano)

    • Aaron Bell (bass)

    • Sam Woodyard (drums)



    Recording: May and June 1960 in Los Angeles



    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Overture
    2. Toot Toot Tootsie Toot (Dance of the Reed-Flutes)
    3. Peanut Brittle Brigade (March)
    4. Sugar Rum Cherry (Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy)
    5. Entr'acte
    6. The Volga Vouty (Russian Trepak)
    7. Chinoiserie (Chinese Tea)
    8. Dance of the Floreadores (Waltz of the Flowers)
    9. Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Coffee)
    Duke Ellington
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  • Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn Quick View

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    Johnny Hodges With Billy Strayhorn

    Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound


    ...these are all truly classic Verve titles that you simply don't want to miss...most importantly, the sound of these reissues is nothing short of astounding. Particularly the early Billie and Ella mono records are incredible treasures of sonic beauty. I'd definitely ask Santa for the whole set, or, if you want to cherry pick, the most classic titles. Whatever you decide, you owe yourself at least a half dozen! Winner of a 2012 Positive Feedback Online Writers' Choice Award - Danny Kaey, Positive Feedback Online, November/December 2011


    Recorded during the last decade of his long tenure with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, this album finds the great alto saxophonist Johnny Hodges' musical gifts not only intact but stronger than ever. Featuring the Ellington band - with Jimmy Jones on piano and Billy Strayhorn as bandleader and arranger - it is a fascinating program of Ellington remakes, including tome of the orchestra's most familiar numbers, all of which have been given subtle new orchestrations by Strayhorn and melodious new interpretations by Hodges.


    Recorded in 1961.


    Johnny Hodges, alto saxophone

    Billy Strayhorn, arranger, conductor, performer

    Cat Anderson, trumpet

    Shorty Baker, trumpet

    Aaron Bell, bass

    Bill Berry, trumpet

    Lawrence Brown, trombone

    Harry Carney, bass clarinet, baritone saxophone, bass saxophone

    Chuck Conors, bass trombone

    Paul Gonsalves, tenor saxophone

    Jimmy Hamilton, clarinet, tenor saxophone

    Quentin Jackson, trombone

    Jimmy Jones, piano

    Howard McGhee, trumpet

    Ed Mullens, trumpet

    Russell Procope, clarinet, alto saxophone

    Sam Woodyard, drums

    1. Don't Get Around Much Anymore
    2. I've Got It Bad and That Ain't Good
    3. Gal From Joe's
    4. Your Love Has Faded
    5. I'm Just a Lucky So and So
    6. Jeep's Blues
    7. Day Dream
    8. Juice a Plenty
    9. Azure
    10. Tailor Made
    11. Stardust
    Johnny Hodges
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  • Hard Bop Hard Bop Quick View

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    Hard Bop

    Cut from the Original Analog Mono Master Tapes by Kevin Gray and Robert Pincus & Pressed at RTI


    Numbered Limited Edition of Only 2500 Copies


    Some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time have passed through Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers: Horace Silver, Hank Mobley, Kenny Dorham, Wayne Shorter and Donald Byrd, among many others. However brief their stay, working with the demanding and full-throttle drummer not only increased their visibility, but also their chops and interpretive capacity. Blakey's ability to drum up the best players in the game may have even eclipsed his superhuman ability to play drums.


    Altoist Jackie McLean, trumpeter Bill Hardman, bassist Spanky deBrest, and pianist Sam Dockery join the fold here to along with Blakey deliver whole-bop goodness on five propulsive, fiery tracks. True to its title, this LP bops hard, with a ferocious swing, boundless energy and telepathic communication between players - especially Blakey and Hardman. Considering the rhythmic demands of Blakey's locomotive playing style, this was an incredible achievement.


    Impex Records has cut this gorgeous, limited edition (2,500 pressings) 180-gram LP with the original analog mono master tapes and without computer processing of any kind. You hear all the vivacious interplay that occurred on that weekend in 1957 when Blakey and crew forged a bold new vision of muscular, funky jazz. This is music that still resonates over 50 years later. Not to be missed!

    1. Cranky Spanky
    2. Stella By Starlight
    3. My Heart Stood Still
    4. Little Melonae
    5. Stanley's Stiff Chickens
    Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
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  • Featuring Dick Twardzick Recorded In Paris Featuring Dick Twardzick Recorded In Paris Quick View

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    Featuring Dick Twardzick Recorded In Paris

    This session, recorded at Studio Pathe-Magellan October 11, 1955 in Paris, is the first of three recordings for the Barclay label between 1955 and 1956. Chet, with Richard Dick Twardzik on piano, Jimmy Bond on bass and Peter Littmann on drums, performs the beautiful compositions of Robert L. Bob Zieff. A masterpiece!!!


    Reissue using the original photos from Jean-Pierre Leloir, remastered from the original master tapes. Limited edition 750 copies 180-gram vinyl pressed by Pallas in Germany.


    Founded in 2011 by Fred Thomas, Sam Records presents this first reissue. Our repressings pay tribute to the people the musicians, producers, labels, photographers, graphic artists and sound engineers who created the original recordings that have become enduring legends of 1950s and '60s jazz.

    1. Rohdette
    2. Piece Caprice
    3. Mid-Forte
    4. Re-Search
    5. Pomp
    6. Sad Walk
    7. Just Duo
    8. The Girl from Greeland
    9. Brash
    Chet Baker
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  • Afternoon In Paris (Speakers Corner) Afternoon In Paris (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Afternoon In Paris (Speakers Corner)

    It was in Paris that John Lewis co-led this 1956 date with Sacha Distel, a French guitarist who never became well known in the U.S. but commanded a lot of respect in French jazz circles. The same can be said about the other French players employed on Afternoon In Paris -- neither tenor saxophonist Barney Wilen nor bassist Pierre Michelot were huge names in the U.S., although both were well known in European jazz circles. With Lewis on piano, Distel on guitar, Wilen on tenor, Michelot or Percy Heath on bass, and Kenny Clarke or Connie Kay on drums, the part-American, part-French group of improvisers provides an above-average bop album that ranges from Willow Weep For Me, All The Things You Are, and I Cover The Waterfront to Milt Jackson's Bags' Groove and Lewis' title song. The big-toned Wilen was only 19 when Afternoon In Paris was recorded, but as his lyrical yet hard-swinging solos demonstrate, he matured quickly as a sax man. A mythic LP and one of the best recorded in France!!!


    Musicians:



    • John Lewis (piano)

    • Sacha Distel (guitar)

    • Barney Wilen (tenor saxophone)

    • Pierre Michelot (bass)

    • Percy Heath (bass)

    • Connie Kay (drums)

    • Kenny Clarke (drums)



    Recording: December 1956 in Paris

    1. I Cover The Waterfront
    2. Dear Old Stockholm
    3. Afternoon In Paris
    4. All The Things You Are
    5. Bags' Groove
    6. Willow Deep For Me
    John Lewis & Sacha Distel
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  • Contrasts Contrasts Quick View

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    Contrasts

    Dave Holland always described Sam Rivers' groups as his finishing school. It was Sam who instructed him to play "all the music" - inside, outside, atonal, swing, blues, and all the hues of the jazz and chamber music traditions. By the time of Contrasts, Rivers and Holland had been working together consistently for seven years (with Dave's Conference of the Birds at the start of the story), a powerhouse combination of multi-reeds and double bass. Of the drummers who passed through the line-up, Thurman Barker was one of the most creative, rippling across drum kit and marimba. Young trombone innovator George Lewis had already worked with Holland and Barker in Anthony Braxton groups. For Contrasts everyone was fired up and ready to play.


    Musicians:

    Sam Rivers (soprano and tenor saxophones, flute)

    George Lewis (trombone)

    Dave Holland (bass)

    Thurman Barker (drums, marimba)


    Recorded December 1979

    1. Circles
    2. Zip
    3. Solance
    4. Verve
    5. Dazzle
    6. Images
    7. Lines
    Sam Rivers
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  • Chet Baker Quartet Chet Baker Quartet Quick View

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    Chet Baker Quartet

    This session was recorded at Studio Pathe-Magellan in Paris, on Monday October 24, 1955 from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m.


    On October 24th only Jimmy Bond was still with Chet: Peter littman had returned to America, and his seat was now accupied by Nils-Bertil 'Bert' Dahlander, a Swedish drummer who'd accompanied Lars Gullin. At the keyboard was an almost-unknown pianist named GÉrard Gustin who'd just been signed to a contract by Eddie Barclay. Given the context, they were obliged to fall back on standards. Chet knew how to play these better than anyone. He chose eight: These Foolish Things, which stayed in his quartet's rÉpertoire for a while, and five others, which the trumpeter performs here for the first time: There's a Small Hotel, Autumn In New York, Summertime, You Go To My Head, Tenderly - and two - I'll Remember April and Lover Man - that he'd done less than ten days earlier together with Lars Gullin and Dick Twardzik, whose disappearance was still something Chet refused to accept. Given this state of affairs, the whole session exudes a kind of sadness that's impossible to put down, whatever the choice of tune or tempo.


    Never before had Chet been as totally moving as he is throughout You Go To My Head.


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    1. Summertime
    2. You Go To My Head
    3. Tenderly
    4. Lover Man
    5. Small Hotel
    6. I'll Remember April
    7. These Foolish Tings
    8. Autumn In New York
    Chet Baker
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  • Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (Awaiting Repress) Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Lightnin' Sam Hopkins (Awaiting Repress)

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    Recorded in Berkeley, CA and Houston, TX during the winter of 1961-62, Lightnin Sam Hopkins features a stripped-down blues trio on some of the most intimate and powerful recordings of Hopkins long and storied career. An absolute classic of electric Texas blues.

    1. Meet At The Chicken Shack
    2. Once Was A Gambler
    3. Speedin' Boogie
    4. Ice Storm Blues
    5. California Showers
    6. Burnin' In LA
    7. Do The Boogie
    8. Bald Headed Woman
    9. Goin' Out
    Lightnin' Hopkins
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  • I Thank You I Thank You Quick View

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    I Thank You

    Featuring the all-time classic hits "I Thank You" and "Wrap It Up", the 1968 Sam & Dave record I Thank You explores the more funky side of Soul, being red hot and hip at the moment of release. The dynamic duo recorded for Atlantic in Memphis, Tennessee at the famed Stax recording studio along with revered house band Booker T and the MG's. They were augmented by the producing and songwriting skills of Isaac Hayes and David Porter, turning the singers into a hit making machine.


    This is the rst reissue of this classic R&B album since its original release in 1968!

    1. I Thank You
    2. Everybody Got To Believe In Somebody
    3. These Arms Of Mine
    4. Wrap It Up
    5. If I Didn't Have A Girl Like You
    6. You Don't Know What You Mean To Me
    7. Don't Turn Your Heater On
    8. Talk To The Man
    9. Love Is After Me
    10. Ain't That A Lot Of Love
    11. Don't Waste That Love
    12. That Lucky Old Sun
    Sam & Dave
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  • Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964 Quick View

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    Portrait Of A Legend 1951-1964

    From Sam Cooke's teenage debut as a full fledged member of the legendary Soul Stirrers in 1951 through his career as a rhythm and blues phenomenon
    thanks to the recordings for which he is acknowledged as the progenitor of soul music. His hit songs, most of which he wrote, went on to become pop
    standards, enduring to this day. Sam Cooke's amazing body of work is encapsulated in Sam Cooke: Portrait of A Legend 1951-1964, the ultimate Sam
    Cooke greatest hits package.
    LP 1
    1. Touch The Hem Of His Garment
    2. Lovable
    3. You Send Me
    4. Only Sixteen
    5. (I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons
    6. Just For You
    7. Win Your Love For Me
    8. Everybody Loves To Cha Cha Cha
    9. I'll Come Running Back To You
    10. Nothing Can Change This Love
    11. Sugar Dumpling
    12. (Ain't That) Good News
    13. Meet Me At Mary's Place
    14. Twistin' The Night Away
    15. Shake
    16. Tennessee Waltz


    LP 2
    1. I'll Come Running Back To You
    2. Nothing Can Change This Love
    3. Sugar Dumpling
    4. (Ain't That) Good News
    5. Meet Me At Mary's Place
    6. Twistin' The Night Away
    7. Shake
    8. Tennessee Waltz
    9. Another Saturday Night
    10. Good Times
    11. Having A Party
    12. That's Where It's At
    13. A Change Is Gonna Come
    14. Jesus Gave Me Water
    15. Soul (Hidden Track)

    Sam Cooke
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  • Chet Baker And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar Chet Baker And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar Quick View

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    Chet Baker And His Quintet With Bobby Jaspar

    In answer to an offer from Nicole Barclay, Chet Baker arrived in Paris early in September 1955. On the 22nd - or maybe the 23rd - he signed a contract to make seven records... (The figure was later erased and replaced by 'three', which turned out to be correct). Released after the trumpeter's return to the USA, this last volume was construed as rather a poor relation opposite the others in the trilogy, all the more so because, hurriedly drafted, the sleeve-notes did little to render unto Caesar the things which were Caesar's. Unlike the earlier opuses, this one was in no way a concept-album: it contented itself with a simple overview of Chet's Parisian associations, depending on where his fancies took him in the course of his stay. When Chet entered the Studio PathÉ-Magellan on October 25th, only one member of his original accompanying trio was still present: pianist Dick Twardzik had died of an overdose, and drummer Peter Littman had returned home after selling his kit for whatever it would fetch. Jimmy Bond and his contrabass, however, were both still there, and in the ensuing octet session Chet's melodic gifts were magnified by (remarkable) scores penned by Pierre Michelot - Chet, Dinah - and Christian Chevalier (Vline). The three pieces were mini-concertos, and the trumpeter loved them so much that he decided to do them again back in America ... but not so successfully. On November 28th Chet went back into the same studio, this time with Raymond Fol on piano, Benoît Quersin on bass and Jean-Louis Viale on drums. They recorded two improvisations: the first was based on a 1932 standard from Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Alone Together, while the second began with Exitus, a composition written by one of Baker's friends, Phil Urso. The performances are among the most beautiful that Chet produced during this period, along with Chekeeta - or Chik-Etah - and How about You? which put the seal on a partnership that had first come to light at the Club Saint-Germain, temporarily rechristened for the occasion: »Every Saturday and Sunday afternoon from 16h30 to 19h30 at the Barclay's Club - 13 rue Saint-Benoît, Paris - Bobby Jaspar Quintet with American trumpeter Chet Baker«, read the sign. The format was stylistically ideal, leading Chet to abandon the quartet format he'd preferred up until then. To respect his next bookings, Chet had to get a stable band together, and as his pianist he chose Raph Schecroun - later known as Errol Parker - who was himself replaced by Francy Boland. Alongside him were bassist Eddie de Haas, who'd previously been with Martial Solal and Henri Renaud (the latter, in the adventure, also lost his regular drummer, Charles Saudrais, who was just seventeen. According to Jean-Louis Chautemps, »When Bobby Jaspar couldn't do it or just wanted too much, they looked for someone cheaper; and that was me. There wasn't really an audition: we were in the Tabou, I played with Chet, he said OK and, two days later, we found ourselves in Reykjavik, Iceland.« The tune Tasty Pudding written by Al Cohn and Anticipated Blues, one of the rare pieces Chet claimed to have written, were in the repertoire played by this last Baker-led formation on the Old Continent.



    Both pieces, once again, moved Pierre Michelot to pass judgement: »With ordinary means, Chet managed to play phrases of extraordinary beauty with simplicity and clarity.«



    Recording: between 25 October 1955 and 15 March 1956 at PathÉ Magellan Studio, Paris.



    Musicians:



    • Chet Baker (trumpet)

    • Benny Vasseur (trombone)

    • Bobby Jaspar, Jean-Louis Chautemps (tenor saxophone)

    • Rene Urtreger, Francy Boland (piano)

    • Jimmy Bond, Benoit Quersin, Eddie De Haas (bass)

    • Nils-Bertil Dahlander, Charles Saudrais (drums)

    1. How About You
    2. Once In A While
    3. Chekeetah
    4. Alone Together
    5. Chet
    6. Dinah
    7. Tasty Pudding
    8. Anticipated Blues
    9. Vline
    10. Exitus
    Chet Baker
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  • New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion! EP New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion! EP Quick View

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    New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion! EP

    Zs New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion! EP on Limited Edition 12 LP + Digital Download With Bonus Tracks



    Zs album New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion! serves as a companion (or sequel) to New Slaves, their acclaimed double album from the spring of 2010 and features a series of focused and diverse remixes of that material by such luminaries as Thee Majesty (Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and Bryin Dall), JG Thirlwell (Foetus), Cex, Gabe Andruzzi (The Rapture), Zebrablood (Excepter), Weasel Walter (Flying Luttenbachers), and Ecstatic Sunshine. It is fascinating to hear these wholly individual talents pontificate about what the music of Zs is to them through their own sounds.



    Zs also insinuate themselves in to the mix contributing the opening track MMW IV: Essence Implosion!, a side long epic which uses the aforementioned remixes as a sound palette from which to compose. On it they have furthered the band's kalaedoscopic membership principle that has long centered around the vision of tenor/saxist Sam Hillmer. For this recording he is joined by no-wave hero Weasel Walter, WFMU's Marty McSorely (to put the mix in the remix at the tables), and long-time Zs drummer Ian Antonio. The track also sees the return of founding Zs member, and Extra Life pioneer, Charlie Looker.



    On New Slaves Part II: Essence Implosion! Zs' continue to embrace the studio as instrument, including not just the faculties of a studio in their process, but outside remixers and producers as well, demonstrating the ultimately collaborative nature of their approach to music. It is both the perfect accompaniment to New Slaves and a definitive musical statement in its own right. Zs have managed to craft a work that both reflects on (and even interacts with) their past, while also looking forward to its future through new collaborations.

    1. MMW IV: Essence Implosion!
    2. Concert Black (Thee Majesty Remix)
    3. Acres (Cex Vs. Remix)
    4. New Slaves (JG Thirlwell Remix)
    Zs
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  • Sam Brothers 5 (On Sale) Sam Brothers 5 (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Sam Brothers 5 (On Sale)

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    This LP, from Houston zydeco group, The Sam Brothers 5, is mostly coveted by collectors for the Chic-esque funk of closing track "S.A.M." but this is high quality traditional zydeco all the way through the rest of the record. It's reissued here on high quality vinyl with an exact reproduction of the paste-on sleeve.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. Going Down To Big Mary
    2. Sugar Cane Patch
    3. I'm A Hog For You
    4. Lafayette Zydeco
    5. Country Boy
    6. S.B. 5
    7. Lafayette Special
    8. La La Waltz
    9. Mama Roll Me Baby
    10. Good Rockin' Sam's Boogie
    11. S.A.M.
    Sam Brothers 5
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    Wonderful World Of Sam Cooke

    The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke is the fifth studio album by the legendary American singer-songwriter Sam Cooke. One of the records originally released on Keen, in this album we find Sam combining the best of his talents on 12 selections that run the gamut of musical forms and styles: from the popular ballad and uptempo top 40 type of song to the heartfelt spiritual and blues.


    Needless to say, The Wonderful World of Sam Cooke would not be complete without the inclusion of his popular hit recording of 'Wonderful World.' --from the original liner notes.

    1. Wonderful World
    2. Desire Me
    3. Summertime
    4. Almost In Your Arms
    5. That's Heaven To Me
    6. No One
    7. With You
    8. Blue Moon
    9. Stealing Kisses
    10. You Were Made For Me
    11. There I've Said It Again
    12. I Thank God
    Sam Cooke
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    The Gospel According To Sam

    Sam Langhorn (1933-2007) was known among locals as the best blues guitarist to come out of Oxford, Mississippi, but he somehow eluded the blues mafia who scoured the state looking for talent. The recordings here are the first ever issued by Langhorn, who demonstrates his skills performing traditional gospel in a style remarkably similar to Mississippi John Hurt. He learned guitar from his mother Camilla, who played at sanctified church services, but eventually chose the blues lifestyle.


    The recordings were made around 1963 by two former Ole Miss football stars who befriended Langhorn and simply made the recordings for fun before putting them aside for half a century. Jimmy Hall went on to pursue a career of acting in New York City and L.A., and Robert Khayat a Pro Bowl career with the Washington Redskins then later returning to the University of Mississippi, where he became a celebrated Chancellor.

    1. Introduction
    2. Keep Your Hands On the Plow
    3. Jesus, Won't You Stop by Here
    4. I Shall Not Be Moved
    5. Will the Circle Be Unbroken?
    6. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again
    7. When the Saints Go Marching In
    8. When the Saints Go Marching In
    Sam Langhorn
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    The Best Of Sam And Dave

    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Sam & Dave for the first time on 180g audiophile vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios and at Capitol Mastering with Ron McMaster.



    Sam Porter and Dave Prater were responsible for some of the finest soul music ever recorded back in the '60s. With an arsenal of the finest musicians like Booker T. & The M.G.'s, plus producers and writers like Issac Hayes at their call, Sam & Dave released a treasure trove of funk, soul and rock masterpieces, which have gone on to become some of the greatest sides ever waxed in modern soul history!



    With chart topping soul rockers like Hold On, I'm Comin', I Take What I Want, I Thank You and their all time trademark song Soul Man, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed duo with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Sam & Dave in 1969. This original album has been out of print for many years and for several decades in the vinyl format, that is until now!



    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk from the pens and production wizardry of Issac Hayes and David Porter like May I Baby, Wrap It Up, You Got Me Hummin and the all time soul ballad classic When Something Is Wrong With My Baby. Also included here is the original rare album cover artwork featuring the live concert photo by Walter Loos and the excellent packaging design of the legendary Stanislaw Zagorski.

    1. Hold On, I'm Comin'
    2. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    3. You Don't Know Like I Know
    4. May I Baby
    5. Soul Man
    6. Soothe Me
    7. I Thank You
    8. I Take What I Want
    9. Wrap It Up
    10. You Don't Know What You Mean To Me
    11. Small Portion Of Your Love
    12. You Got Me Hummin'
    13. Can't You Find Another Way (Of Doing It)
    14. Said I Wasn't Gonna Tell Nobody
    Sam & Dave
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    Best of the Sun Records Sessions

    Howlin' Wolf recorded some of his finest work while in
    Memphis, TN from 1951-1952 with legendary producer
    and Sun Records founder, Sam Phillips. This album
    features the very best of those sessions, all in one place.


    The recordings were remastered and pressed on
    audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.

    1. All In The Mood
    2. Bluebird
    3. Drinkin' C V Wine
    4. Mr. Highway Man
    5. Chocolate Drop
    6. Well That's Alright
    7. I Got A Woman
    8. Oh Red
    9. My Troubles And Me
    10. Dorothy Mae
    11. Come Back Home
    12. My Baby Walked Off
    13. Getting Old And Grey
    14. My Last Affair
    Howlin' Wolf
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    Sun Records' Greatest Hits (Pre-Order) (On Sale)

    Including 16 classic tracks recorded at Sam Phillips' legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN, this set provides a quick and concise fly-over of the genre-defining music Phillips put together in the late 1950s, although naturally there's a lot more to the story than just what is presented here. What is here, though, is immortal, including Elvis Presley's That's All Right and Blue Moon of Kentucky, Johnny Cash's I Walk the Line, Jerry Lee Lewis' Great Balls of Fire, and Carl Perkins' Blue Suede Shoes and Matchbox, among others. Pressed On 180-gram vinyl.

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. That's All Right - Elvis Presley
    2. I Walk the Line - Johnny Cash
    3. Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
    4. Blue Suede Shoes - Carl Perkins
    5. Blue Moon Of Kentucky - Elvis Presley
    6. Domino - Roy Orbison
    7. Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
    8. Whole Lot of Shakin' Going On - Jerry Lee Lewis
    9. Oh Red - Howlin' Wolf
    10. Raunchy - Bill Justis
    11. Matchbox - Carl Perkins
    12. Crazy Arms - Jerry Lee Lewis
    13. Bear Cat - Rufus Thomas, Jr.
    14. Claudette - Roy Orbison
    15. Hey Porter - Johnny Cash
    16. Breathless - Jerry Lee Lewis
    Various Artists
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    Divine Fits: Live At Third Man Records

    As we trudge through the final moments of Winter, we present to you this live album born out of the sweaty and oppressive Tennessee Summer... DIVINE FITS, comprised of Spoon's Britt Daniel, Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs' Dan Boeckner, Gaunt/New Bomb Turks' Sam Brown and Alex Fischel, recorded an epic set in July of 2013, ending the performance by bringing a fan up on stage to destroy a piñata and litter the blue room with Snickers and Twix... Rock 'n' roll at its sweetest.


    Recorded Direct-To-Tape on June 17th, 2013 at Third Man Records in the Blue Room

    1. Baby Get Worse
    2. Like Ice Cream
    3. My Love Is Real
    4. Civilian Stripes
    5. Flaggin A Ride
    6. What Gets You Alone
    7. Lone
    8. Would That Not Be Nice
    9. Shivers
    Divine Fits
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    30th Century Records Compilation Volume 1

    In the summer of 2015, Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) announced details about 30th Century Records, his imprint in collaboration with Columbia Records. The first release that comes from the world-renowned artist, songwriter, and producer is 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I, featuring eleven tracks of guitar-based brilliance.


    A psychedelic mosaic with international scope, 30th Century Records Compilation Volume I, touches both future and classic sounds from the sun-drenched shores of Brazil to to the murky depths of Glasgow. Dan Auerbach's blistering riffage in The Arcs, and Autolux's arty experimentalism are featured alongside Sam Cohen's rough-hewn authenticity and emotive rockers from newcomers like Nine Pound Shadow and Waterstrider. Compiled by Danger Mouse, this album finds guitar music alive and well from the garage to the depths of space.


    The compilation will also feature a brand new track from Autolux, who will release their forthcoming album via 30th Century Records in 2016, as well as an exclusive new track from Dan Auerbach's project, The Arcs.

    1. Club Noir - Apache Sun
    2. Big Sun Explosion - Maybird
    3. Change My Head - Autolux
    4. Mad As A Hat - Paper Morning
    5. Soundless Sea - Waterstrider
    6. Lose Your Illusion - Cohen, Sam
    7. Fools Gold - The Arcs
    8. Melody - Nine Pound Shadow
    9. Enigma Do Dente Falso - BIKE
    10. Please Do Not Explain - Big Search
    11. Tell Me About It - Jock Gang
    Various Artists
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    The Knox Phillips Sessions: The Unreleased Recordings


    11 Never-Before-Released Tracks By The Killer, Including A Special Bonus Track!


    Liner Notes Written By Critically Acclaimed Author And Sun Records Expert Colin Escott


    Jerry Lee Lewis was one of rock 'n' roll's brightest stars - and one of its first casualties. Ten years after his career imploded, he spectacularly remade himself in country music. Altogether, he scored more than 40 country hits, in addition to era-defining rock classics like "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On" and "Great Balls of Fire." Those early rock 'n' roll hits were produced by Sam Phillips at Sun Records in Memphis.


    Jerry Lee left Sun in 1963, but, like Elvis, returned often. By the mid-1970s, the studio was run by Sam Phillips' son, Knox, who produced one of the era's biggest hits: the Amazing Rhythm Aces' "Third Rate Romance." Like his father, Knox intuitively understood how to produce Jerry Lee Lewis, allowing him free rein to plunder his subconscious for half-forgotten songs and reimagine them as Jerry Lee Lewis songs, just as he'd done with "Whole Lotta Shakin'" twenty years earlier.


    Over the course of several late nights in the 1970s, Knox recorded Jerry Lee Lewis as he crossed the breadth of American music from Stephen Foster to Jim Croce's still-current hit "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown." Alongside a nineteenth century gospel standard, "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior," Jerry drawled his way imperiously through pop classics like "Harbor Lights," and timeless country hits like "Room Full of Roses." Although he wrote none of the songs, Jerry Lee imprints himself forcefully upon them all, perhaps never more so than on the bitterly regretful "That Kind of Fool."


    THE KNOX PHILLIPS SESSIONS: THE UNRELEASED RECORDINGS features eleven songs that capture one of the true, enduring giants of American music at his best. Lewis played the music that he wanted to record and made every song into a unique expression of his wild, eclectic soul. There have been plenty of Jerry Lee Lewis records, but none like this!

    1. Bad, Bad Leroy Brown
    2. Ragged But Right
    3. Room Full Of Roses
    4. Johnny B. Goode / Carol
    5. That Kind Of Fool
    6. Harbor Lights
    7. Pass Me Not, O Gentle Savior
    8. Music! Music! Music! / Canadian Sunset
    9. Lovin' Cajun Style
    10. Beautiful Dreamer
    11. That Kind Of Fool (Full Band Version)
    Jerry Lee Lewis
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    Memphis Circa 3am is Memphis-based singer John Paul Keith third album. It was produced by Roland Janes at Sam Phillips Recording Service.
    1. You Really Oughta Be With Me
    2. We Got All Night
    3. Everything's Different Now
    4. Ninety Proof Kiss
    5. Waling Along the Lane
    6. True Hard Money
    7. New Year's Eve
    8. There's a Heartache Going 'Round
    9. If You Catch Me Staring
    10. Last Night I Had a Dream About You
    11. She's Almost You
    12. Baby We're a Bad Idea
    John Paul Keith
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