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  • Sheik Yerbouti (On Sale) Sheik Yerbouti (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    In order to finance his artier excursions, which increasingly required more expensive technology, Frank Zappa recorded several collections of guitar- and song-oriented material in the late '70s and early '80s, which generally concentrated on the bawdy lyrical themes many fans had come to expect and enjoy in concert. Sheik Yerbouti was one of the first and most successful of these albums, garnering attention for such tracks as the Grammy-nominated disco satire Dancin' Fool, the controversial Jewish Princess, and the equally controversial Bobby Brown Goes Down, a song about gay S&M that became a substantial hit in European clubs.


    While Zappa's attitude on the latter two tracks was even more politically incorrect than usual for him, it didn't stop the album from becoming his second-highest charting ever. Social satire, leering sexual preoccupations, and tight, melodic songs dominated the rest of the record as well, as Zappa stuck to what had been commercially successful for him in the past.


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    1. I Have Been In You
    2. Flakes
    3. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes
    4. I'm So Cute
    5. Jones Crusher
    6. What Ever Happened To All The Fun In The World
    7. Rat Tomago
    8. We Gotta Get Into Something Real
    9. Bobby Brown
    10. Rubber Shirt
    11. The Sheik Yerbouti Tango
    12. Baby Snakes
    13. Tryin' To Grow A Chin
    14. City Of Tiny Lites
    15. Dancin' Fool
    16. Jewish Princess
    17. Wild Love
    18. Yo' Mama
    Frank Zappa
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  • Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 3 Quick View

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    Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 3

    The Mississippi Sheiks' Volume 3 from our highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black, 180-gram vinyl.
    1. Thing About Comin' My Way
    2. The World is Going Wrong
    3. She's a Bad Girl
    4. Tell Me What the Cats Fight About
    5. Kind Treatment
    6. Livin' In A Strain
    7. Lazy Lazy River
    8. Too Long
    9. Shake Hands And Tell Me Goodbye
    10. Bed Spring Poker
    11. When You're Sick with the Blues
    12. I've Got Blood In My Eyes for You
    13. Shooting High Dice
    14. It's a Pain to Me
    15. She's Crazy About Her Lovin'
    16. Tell Me To Do It Right
    17. The New Stop And Listen Blues
    18. Go 'Way Woman
    Mississippi Sheiks
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  • Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 4 Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 4 Quick View

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    Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 4

    The Mississippi Sheiks' Volume 4 from our highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black, 180-gram vinyl.
    New Shake That Thing
    The New Sittin' On Top Of The World
    He Calls That Religion
    Don't Wake It Up
    Please Baby
    I'll Be Gone, Long Gone
    Kitty Cat Blues
    Show Me What You Got
    Hitting The Numbers
    It's Done Got Wet
    Pencil Won't Write No More
    I Am The Devil
    Baby, Please Make A Change
    She's Got Something Crazy
    You'll Work Down To Me Someday
    Somebody's Got To Help Me
    Good Morning Blues
    Blues On My Mind
    Mississippi Sheiks
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  • Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 5 Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 5 Quick View

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    Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 5

    The Mississippi Sheiks' Volume 5 from our highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black, 180-gram vinyl.


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    Lonesome Grave Took My Baby
    Pop Skull Blues
    Sweet Maggie
    Sales Tax
    It's Backfiring Now
    Lean To One Woman
    I Can't Go Wrong
    Dead Wagon Blues
    She's Going To Her Lonesome Grave
    Fingering With Your Fingers
    If You Don't Want Me Please Don't Dog Me Around
    Wake Me Just Before Day
    Old Grey Mule, You Ain't What You Used To Be
    What's The Name of That Thing
    Stir It Now
    Jumping Out Blues
    Radio Blues
    Please Don't Give My Love Away
    Mississippi Sheiks
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  • Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 2 Quick View

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    Mississippi Sheiks' Complete Recorded Works Volume 2

    The Mississippi Sheiks' Volume 2 from Third Man's highly-anticipated Document Records reissue series on black 180-gram vinyl, remastered by Document's very own Gary Atkinson and features brand new artwork by Grammy-award-winning designer Rob Jones.
    Jail Bird Love Song
    Yodeling Fiddling Blues
    Baby Keeps Stealin' Lovin' On Me
    River Bottom Blues
    Bootleggers' Blues
    Loose Like That
    Sitting On Top Of The World No. 2
    Your Good Man Caught The Train And Gone
    Time Done Got Hard
    Unhappy Blues
    Still I'm Travelling On
    Honey Babe Let the Deal Go Down
    She Ain't No Good
    Ramrod Blues
    Stop And Listen Blues No. 2
    Church Bell Blues
    Please Don't Wake It Up
    Please Baby
    Mississippi Sheiks
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  • Downtown Blues (On Sale) Downtown Blues (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Downtown Blues (On Sale)

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    African American singer and guitar player who got his start playing on the streets of Memphis around the turn of the century. His enormous repertoire of early folk, blues, old time country and popular music, along with his influence on local musicians has made many point to him as the true father of Memphis blues. He began touring the South with a black face Medicine Show comedian in the 1910s where it is said he met and influenced Jimmie Rodgers, among others. He then moved to Tennessee where he began playing with musician Dan Sane with whom he made his first recordings as the Beale Street Sheiks for Paramount in 1927. Throughout this period Stokes recorded a number of sides for Paramount and Victor until his old time style began to lose popularity with the record buying public.

    1. Downtown Blues
    2. Bedtime Blues
    3. Whats the Matter Blues
    4. Mistreatin Blues
    5. It Wont Be Long Now
    6. Nehi Mamma Blues
    7. I Got Mine
    8. Stomp That Thing
    9. 'Taint Nobodys Business If I Do
    10. Take Me Back
    11. How Long
    12. South Memphis Blues
    13. Bunker Hill Blues
    14. Right Now Blues
    15. Shiney Town Blues
    16. Frank Stokes' Dream
    17. Memphis Rounders Blues
    Frank Stokes
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  • Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers Quick View

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    Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers

    When Suzanne Vega first discovered the novelist and short story writer Carson McCullers as a teenager, she thought, "If I ever want to play a character at any point in the future, I could play this woman." That time has arrived. On Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, Vega inhabits McCullers' extraordinary character and renders the life of a woman who, revolted by the politics and racism of her upbringing in the American South, arrived in New York in her early twenties and became one of the literary lights of the 20th century. In such esteemed books as The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter (1940), Reflections in a Golden Eye (1941) and The Ballad of the Sad CafÉ (1951), McCullers used the South as a lens through which to view the painful, nearly always unrequited, search for love in a world that often punishes individual self-expression and rewards repression and emotional compromise. McCullers battled those limits in her life as well as her work - a personal heroism that makes her, in Vega's view, a figure of great contemporary significance. She was an instinctive rebel whose message of personal freedom resonates profoundly in our own insurgent age, nearly fifty years after her death at the age of fifty in 1967.


    "I feel that McCullers' ideas and thoughts are very modern," Vega says, "and she incarnates them in a way that other authors don't. She tried to live them and paid a price for it. She would refer to herself in a kind of transgender way - she would say things like, 'I was born a man' -- and she probably was bisexual even if she didn't always act on it. She was one of the first females to write about civil rights and the struggles of blacks in the South. Also, she suffered several strokes and was disabled for pretty much the second half of her life. To use today's parlance, her life and work embodied human rights on just about every level - race, gender, trans, queer, disabled, youth."


    The ten songs on Lover, Beloved are part of a two-act play in which Vega and another actress perform the role of McCullers at two historical moments that bookend her career: the first, set in 1941, when The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter propelled her to literary fame, and the second shortly before her death, as she movingly reflects on her life and work. There are also plans to perform it as a one-woman show. Vega wrote the script, and co-wrote eight songs with Duncan Sheik, the singer-songwriter whose keen theatrical sense helped create the Broadway hit show Spring Awakening and the current groundbreaking musical, American Psycho. (Two additional songs, "Carson's Blues" and "The Ballad of Miss Amelia," were co-written by Vega and pianist/composer Michael Jefry Stevens.) In songs like "New York Is My Destination," "We of Me" and "Lover, Beloved," you can hear the signature cool detachment of Vega's singing and revel in the characteristically incisive observation of her lyrics, many of which deftly draw on McCullers' own writing.


    But the songs' elastic melody lines, loping rhythms, idiosyncratic instrumentation (including clarinet, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, trombone and accordion), and surprising arrangements (by guitarist extraordinaire Gerry Leonard, who also produced the album) are like nothing we've heard from Vega before. "It was great working with Duncan Sheik," Vega says. "All you have to do is give him the barest bones of an idea and then he delivers this fabulous piece of music." For "Annemarie," an aching ballad about an androgynous adventurer with whom both McCullers and her husband fell disastrously in love, Sheik delivered a lovely, simple melody that, Vega says, "practically made me cry. I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. I wanted something with all that yearning, and I love what he came up with." For "New York Is My Destination," which describes the youthful McCullers' vision of her future as a celebrated novelist, Vega says she wanted "something classic, something that sounded like Rodgers and Hammerstein, something glamorous," and, once again, Sheik delivered a melody that perfectly complemented the heady excitement of Vega's lyrics.


    Overall, Lover, Beloved finds a sound that exists outside of time. It's traditional enough to suit the iconic quality of its subject; clever enough to capture her originality and daring; and contemporary enough to help establish McCullers as an avatar for this century as well as the preceding one. Most of the instrumentation is acoustic, but, in particular, Gerry Leonard's evocative, atmospheric electric guitar playing lifts the music into another, more imaginative realm. That McCullers herself was an accomplished, classically trained pianist - and that the lyricism of her writing reflects that innate musicality - only further enhances the shivery dynamic between words and music on the album.


    In order to realize the theatrical quality of this project, Vega, with Sheik's encouragement and assistance, also handled her vocals in a different way. "Duncan really pushed me out of my comfort zone," Vega says. "I was shocked at how high he wanted me to sing. But he was like, 'No, no - you can hit that.'" Sheik's goal was to achieve a kind of sonic drama in Vega's vocals, "as much drama as he could squeeze out of me," she says. "It works for the character. McCullers is kind of childlike, and you can believe her singing in that naïve, simple way. I'm pushed beyond my limits in both the low notes and the high notes, and also the emotion. I definitely feel as if I was being pushed beyond what I usually do."


    Unquestionably, rendering a character like McCullers in words and in sound represented a serious creative challenge. All the songs on the album attempt to capture the innermost feelings of a writer who was highly ambitious, immensely complicated and fiercely dedicated to her conception of herself and her work. She was simultaneously shy, introverted and wildly provocative, as "Carson's Blues," the album's opening song, announces: "A childish liar/A devilish bitch/I can be innocent and charming/And suddenly switch." "Harper Lee," a song Vega describes as "upbeat and bitchy," chronicles McCullers' sense of her place in the literary pantheon - a spot, in her view, well above the wildly successful author of To Kill a Mockingbird. ("I'd like to kill more than just that mockingbird," she sings.) "Instant of the Hour After" and "We of Me" all explore the loving and loathing, the sexual adventurism and missed emotional connections, that swirled inextricably in McCullers' marriage to a bisexual man who shared her literary ambitions but was never able to realize them. On the title track, Vega limns the dizzying dance of unsatisfied desire at the heart of McCullers' work: "The lover pursues,/The beloved one flees Each one alone/In the land of the heart."


    "12 Mortal Men" indicts the provincialism and brutal racism of Columbus, Georgia, where McCullers grew up. "The Ballad of Miss Emilia" essentially recounts the plot of McCullers' novella, The Ballad of the Sad CafÉ, a saga, like so much of her writing, of failed joinings, loneliness, and proud, if isolated, survival. By the time the album concludes with "Carson's Last Supper," McCullers has abandoned the ideal of erotic desire in favor of a more universal love that could embrace all the various characters in her books and the many people in her life - as well as, perhaps most importantly, the ravaging contradictions within herself that both drove her art and caused so much hardship in her life.


    With Lover, Beloved: Songs From An Evening With Carson McCullers, Suzanne Vega achieves a new peak in her already distinguished career. With these songs and the play they inhabit, she hopes that "a new generation of people will discover Carson McCullers, that they will realize how cool she is and how compellingly her work can speak to them. I want to put her on the stage again so that her spirit lives. Really, no one is excluded from the vision she defined. I'm so excited by the possibilities." In these beautifully transporting songs, many of those rich possibilities have already been realized. - Anthony DeCurtis

    1. Carson's Blues
    2. New York Is My Destination
    3. Instant of the Hour After
    4. We of Me
    5. Annemarie
    6. 12 Mortal Men
    7. Harper Lee
    8. Lover, Beloved
    9. The Ballad of Miss Amelia
    10. Carson's Last Supper
    Suzanne Vega
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  • King Of The Stroll (On Sale) King Of The Stroll (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Though well known to his fans as the 'Sheik of the Blues,' thanks to the gigantic private collection of colorful turbans he wore on stage, by the end of 1957 the Atlanta-born Chuck Willis found himself crowned with yet another title, 'The King of the Stroll.' When the new dance step, The Stroll, began sweeping the US, his Betty And Dupree 45 had just been released, making it immediately clear that the groovy, slow tempo type of music to which the Stroll was danced went perfectly with the type of music Chuck Willis was releasing for Okeh Records, such as his irresistible update of C.C. Rider, a classic folk blues performed by Ma Rainey in Atlanta before Willis was even born, along with a plethora of R&B top sellers. These Okeh singles were later collected by Atlantic on this 1958 LP, The King Of The Stroll.

    1. Betty And Dupree
    2. That Train is Gone
    3. Love Me Cherry
    4. Juanita
    5. Its Too Late
    6. C.C. Rider
    7. My Life
    8. Whatcha Gonna Do When Your Baby Leaves You
    9. Kansas City Woman
    10. Theres Got to be a Way
    11. Ease The Pain
    12. Thunder And Lightning
    13. My Crying Eyes
    Chuck Willis
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    Photo-Finish

    Remastered from the Original ¼ inch Tape on 180 Gram Vinyl

    With Printed Inner Sleeve and Original Restored Album Artwork!


    This rock-solid album from 1978 proves that Gallagher's still on the case as he has been doing the decade before. Stripping down to just three musicians, Photo Finish is in-your-face and full of well distributed energy and focus. Highlights include groover The Mississippi Sheiks, hard rocker Early Warning and Cruise On Out, a high octane stomper that gets even the most unwilling listener barefootin'.

    1. Shin Kicker
    2. Brute Force And Ignorance
    3. Cruise On Out
    4. Cloak And Dagger
    5. Overnight Bag
    6. Shadow Play
    7. The Missisippi Sheiks
    8. The Last Of The Independents
    9. Fuel To The Fire
    Rory Gallagher
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  • Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress) Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Rise & Fall Of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928 - 1932) (Awaiting Repress)


    Six LPs, 800 Digital Tracks, Two Definitive Large-Format Books. All Housed In A Polished Aluminum Case Evoking The Era's High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism.


    800 Newly-remastered Digital Tracks, Representing 175 Artists


    90+ Fully-restored Original 1920s-30s Paramount Ads From Chicago Defender


    6 X 180g LPs Pressed On Alabaster-white Label-less Vinyl, Each Side With Its Own Hand-Etched Numeral And Holographic Image


    250 Pg. Large-Format Clothbound Hardcover Book Featuring Original Paramount Art And The Label's Curious Tale


    400 Pg. Encyclopedia-Style Softcover Field Guide Containing Artist Bios & Portraits And Full Paramount Discography


    Polished Aluminum And Stainless Steel Cabinet, Evoking 1930s High Art Deco Stylings And America's Own Machine Age Modernism


    First-Of-Its-Kind Music And Image Player App Containing All Tracks And Ads, Housed On Sculpted Metal USB Drive


    Last November, Jack White's Third Man and John Fahey's Revenant issued The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume One (1917-27), the first installment of the curious tale of America's most important record label. It was called spectacular (New York Times), unprecedented (Rolling Stone), breathtaking (Boing Boing), a cabinet of wonder, indeed (Pitchfork), and the most perfectly realized attempt to combine music and documentation (Fretboard Journal) and damnedest musical objet d'art (Nashville Scene) folks had ever seen.


    Third Man-Revenant now presents the final volume in the Paramount story - The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume Two (1928-32).


    As Volume Two begins, Paramount is entitled to a breather - in the previous 5 years it's been home to giants like King Oliver, Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Alberta Hunter, Blind Blake, Ethel Waters, Ma Rainey, Papa Charlie Jackson, Eubie Blake, Fletcher Henderson, Big Bill Broonzy, Roosevelt Sykes, James P. Johnson, Jaybird Coleman, Clarence Williams, and Fats Waller.


    But just as it seems the label might be losing steam, it begins a second act that threatens to dwarf its first. In its final 5 year push from 1928-32, Paramount embarks on a furious run for the ages, birthing the entire genre of Mississippi Delta blues and issuing some of the most coveted recordings in the history of wax - a staggering playlist including Skip James, Charley Patton, Son House, Tommy Johnson, Blind Roosevelt Graves, Willie Brown, King Solomon Hill, Tampa Red, Georgia Tom Dorsey, Little Brother Montgomery, Lottie Kimbrough, Rube Lacy, Meade Lux Lewis, Buddy Boy Hawkins, Ramblin' Thomas, Jaydee Short, George Bullet Williams, Cow Cow Davenport, Clifford Gibson, Ishman Bracey, Charlie Spand, Jabo Williams, Louise Johnson, Blind Joe Taggart, Geeshie Wiley & Elvie Thomas, and The Mississippi Sheiks.


    Paramount simply killed. But more than that, it changed how this country thought of itself. It was the first and most comprehensive chronicler of what America really sounded like in the 1920s and '30s - on its street corners, at its fish fries and country suppers, in its nightclubs and dance halls and showtents. In the process, Paramount - not some preservationist-minded enterprise like the Library of Congress - inadvertently created the most significant repository of this young nation's greatest art form.

    6 LPs feature tracks from the collection.


    USB Drive contains 800 digital tracks by 175 artists across the Paramount family of labels.

    Various Artists
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + 2 Books - 6 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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