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  • Volume IV: The Classic Singles 88-93 Volume IV: The Classic Singles 88-93 Quick View

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    Volume IV: The Classic Singles 88-93

    UK Import - One Time Press


    Take the sweet soul vocals of Caron Wheeler. Add jazzy hip-hop beats and early Balearic rhythms. Mix with one of the most influential producers of the decade, Nellee Hooper, and pour through the musical uber-talent of Jazzie B. The result is Soul II Soul's seminal sound. Soul II Soul Vol 4 - the Classic Singles 1988-1993 is a greatest-hits album that contains Keep On Movin' and the phenomenal Back To Life. This is exceptional and innovative music whose rough edge keeps it fresh.

    - Ed Potton

    1. Back to Life (However Do You Want Me) [feat. Caron Wheeler]
    2. Keep On Movin' (Edit) [feat. Caron Wheeler]
    3. Get a Life
    4. A Dream's a Dream
    5. Missing You (feat. Kym Mazelle)
    6. Just Right (Extended Album Mix)
    7. Move Me No Mountain (Radio Mix)
    8. People
    9. Fairplay
    10. Jazzie's Groove (New Version)
    11. Wish (Juni Mix)
    12. Joy
    13. Keep On Movin' (Mafia And Fluxy Mix) (Feat. Caron Wheeler)
    14. Fairplay (Ethnic Boys Mix)
    15. Back To Life (However Do You Want Me) (Bonus Beats) (Feat. Caron Wheeler)
    Soul II Soul
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  • Soul To Soul Soul To Soul Quick View

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    Soul To Soul

    Stevie Ray Vaughan's third studio album Soul To Soul was released in 1985, just two years after his massive debut Texas Flood. Moving more into a soulful R&B-tinged blues sound, Stevie included two new band members on keyboard and saxophone for Soul To Soul.


    The band knows their way around a number of cover versions of songs penned by Hank Ballard, Doyle Bramhall and Willie Dixon, bringing a variety of influences into Stevie Ray's brand of modern blues. His own compositions such as Say What, Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love en Life Without You reveal an artist that is ever passionate in delivering real blues, and growing in his songwriting at the same time.

    1. Say What!
    2. Lookin' Out The Window
    3. Look At Little Sister
    4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
    5. Gone
    6. Change It
    7. You'll Be Mine
    8. Empty Arms
    9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without You
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
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  • Soul Message Soul Message Quick View

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    Soul Message

    A successful combination of swinging boogaloo rhythms and sincere, soulful soloing, Soul Message is an enduring good-time record and a true gem in
    organist Richard "Groove" Holmes' illustrious career. Recorded in 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, this set more than lives up to
    "Groove's" middle name as the combo of Holmes, guitarist Gene Edwards, and drummer Jimmie Smith swing with carefree ease through two originals
    and four jazz standbys, including a smash hit version of "Misty." Jazz fans in search of some seriously swinging organ jazz need look no further than Soul
    Message - now available on vinyl.
    1. Groove's Groove
    2. Daahoud
    3. Misty
    4. Song For My Father
    5. The Things We Did Last Summer
    6. Soul Message
    Richard Groove Holmes
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  • Soul Men Soul Men Quick View

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    Soul Men

    Soul Men is the third album by R&B duo Sam & Dave, originally released in 1967. It reached #5 on the Billboard Black Album chart in 1967 and #62 on the Pop Album chart in 1968. The album launched the hit single Soul Man which ranked #1 on the Black Singles charts and #2 on the Pop Singles charts. The song won Sam & Dave a Grammy in 1967 for Best R&B Group, Vocal or Instrumental.
    1. Soul Man
    2. May I Baby
    3. Broke Down Piece Of Man
    4. Let It Be Me
    5. Hold It Baby
    6. I'm With You
    7. Don't Knock It
    8. Just Keep Holding On
    9. The Good Runs The Bad Way
    10. Rich Kind Of Poverty
    11. I've Seen What Loneliness Can Do
    Sam & Dave
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  • Soul Punk Soul Punk Quick View

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    Soul Punk

    Soul Punk is the debut solo album from Patrick Stump, lead singer/composer/guitarist for Chicago-based multi-platinum Island Records group Fall Out Boy. The 11-tracks on Soul Punk hit a variety of themes, including Stump's love for his hometown of Chicago in This City, a scathing treatise of Madoff-era materialism on Greed and a reminiscent musing on naive sexuality on Allie.


    In deference to one of his primal influences, Prince, Stump left nothing to chance on his debut, playing all the instruments himself, including drums, bass, electric and acoustic guitars, piano, analog synths, drum kit, marching drums, percussion, trumpet, valve trombone, alto and tenor saxophones, mandolin, guitelele and manipulating various found sounds and ambient noises.


    As the title Soul Punk suggests, the album straddles Stump's roots in R&B and punk. I wanted to do my thing and I wanted to do it my way. I wanted to set the tone for the future. Soul Punk is kind of like a calling card.

    LP1
    1. Explode
    2. This City
    3. Dance Miserable
    4. Spotlight (New Regret)
    5. The I In Lie


    LP2
    1. Run Dry (X Heart X Fingers)
    2. Greed
    3. Everybody Wants Somebody
    4. Allie
    5. Coast (It's Gonna Get Better)
    6. This City featuring Lupe Fiasco

    Patrick Stump
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  • Soul Station Soul Station Quick View

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    Soul Station


    Remastered And Reissued As Part Of The Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign


    Soul Station by tenor saxophonist, Hank Mobley, features Wynton Kelly on piano, Paul Chambers on bass and Mobley's past bandleader, Art Blakey on
    drums. Considered one of Blue Note's finest, this is one of Mobley's best-known albums and it features the standard "Remember" by Irving Berlin.
    Remastered by Bernie Grundman, Soul Station will be reissued on vinyl as part of an overall Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
    spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was.

    1. Remember
    2. This I Dig of You
    3. Dig Dis
    4. Split Feelin's
    5. Soul Station
    6. If I Should Lose You
    Hank Mobley
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  • Acoustic Soul Acoustic Soul Quick View

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    Acoustic Soul

    India Arie's Acoustic Soul is just as advertised: grooving soul music with an acoustic bent. Arie herself plays guitar, supplemented by strings (instead of synthesizers) and drums (instead of drum machines). The first single, Video, is a calm, confident ode to self-love, comparing the dreadlocked, petite Arie to the average girl in a video. Arie is indeed anything but average: her debut marks the auspicious return of the black female singer-songwriter, in the vein of Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Tracy Chapman, and Dionne Farris. If you like their music, with thoughtful lyrics and layers of instrumentation, you'll love this album. Video is fabulous, but other high points include Ready for Love, a lament that smolders before slowly building to a crescendo, with tinkling piano, guitar, and cello swelling beneath the vocal. Strength, Courage, and Wisdom is an optimistic anthem that'll have you clapping your hands and swaying from side to side, and the best track on the album, Simple, is a straightforward love song with a pulsating beat. Acoustic Soul may not be full of radio-friendly tracks, but every track is strong, and the disc improves each time you press play. --Courtney Kemp
    1. Intro
    2. Video
    3. Promises
    4. Brown Skin
    5. Strength, Courage and Wisdom
    6. Nature
    7. Back to the Middle
    8. Ready for Love
    9. Interlude
    10. Always in My Head
    11. I See God in You
    12. Simple
    13. Part of My Life
    14. Beautiful
    15. Outro
    16. Wonderful
    India.Arie
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  • Lady Soul Lady Soul Quick View

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    Lady Soul

    Ranked 84/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    Lady Soul is an album by Aretha Franklin, released in 1968. The album was her second R&B chart-topper, the follow-up to Aretha Arrives and included some of her biggest hit singles, Chain of Fools (#2 Pop), and (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman (#8 Pop), and (Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone (#5 Pop). It eventually sold over a million copies in the United States alone. The album was reissued on Rhino Records in a deluxe edition in 1995.


    Lady Soul peaked at #1, #2 and #3 on Billboard's Black Albums, Pop Albums and Jazz Albums charts respectively. The single Ain't No Way (B-Side of Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet, Baby)) peaked at #9 on the Black Singles chart, and #16 on the Pop Singles chart.

    1. Chain Of Fools
    2. Money Won't Change You
    3. People Get Ready
    4. Niki Hoeky
    5. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
    6. Since You've Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
    7. Good To Me As I Am To You
    8. Come Back Baby
    9. Groovin'
    10. Ain't No Way
    Aretha Franklin
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  • Soul Brothers Soul Brothers Quick View

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    Soul Brothers

    Johnny Rawls and Otis Clay have over 10 Blues Music Award nominations between them. Otis was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the 2013 Blues Music Awards. Johnny has had three of his albums named Living Blues Magazine Critics' Choice Southern Soul Album of the Year. Recorded at Sonic Ranch, the duo are backed by the acclaimed 8 piece Catfood Studio group with the addition of Southern California percussionist Jon Olazabal and background vocals by the Iveys. Multi-Grammy winner Jim Gaines mixed and 2012 Grammy winner Brad Blackwood mastered the album.
    1. Only You Know And I Know
    2. Momma Didn't Raise No Fool
    3. Voodoo Queen
    4. What Becomes Of The Brokenhearted
    5. Living On Borrowed Time
    6. Turn Back The Hands Of Time
    7. Road Dog
    8. Poor Little Rich Girl
    9. Hallelujah Lord
    10. Waiting For Dreams
    Otis Clay & Johnny Rawls
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  • Mr. Soul Mr. Soul Quick View

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    Mr. Soul

    Sam Cooke, inventor and true King of Soul, recorded 'Mr. Soul' in the same year as 'Night Beat', and seems to be its more adult counterpart, with soulful ballads taking up most of the album.


    A laidback tempo and rich arrangements lay the foundation over which Sam's somewhat melancholy voice floats, creating an uplifting spirit that can mend anyone's broken heart. With standards such as 'Willow Weep For Me', 'I Wish You Love', and For Sentimental Reasons', Cooke shows a quiet emotive side of himself without losing his keen sense of melody, using the strength of his voice without overpowering the listener.


    Had Sam Cooke lived longer, we might have had more music of this rare quality.


    As it stands, we must make do with the treasures he left behind. And now, for the first time in over thirty years, Music On Vinyl is re-issuing 'Mr. Soul' on 180 grams audiophile vinyl with remastered audio.

    1. I Wish You Love
    2. Willow Weep For Me
    3. Chains Of Love
    4. Smoke Rings
    5. All The Way
    6. Send Me Some Lovin'
    7. Cry Me A RIver
    8. Driftin' Blues
    9. For Sentimental Reasons
    10. Nothing Can Change This Love
    11. Little Girl
    12. These Foolish Things
    Sam Cooke
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  • Precious Soul Precious Soul Quick View

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    Precious Soul

    Long Out Of Print Debut Solo Album from One of Hi Records' Most Successful Staff Songwriters!


    Best-known as a staff songwriter under Willie Mitchell at Hi Records and as the husband of Hi star Ann Peebles, Don Bryant was also a fine, underappreciated singer in his own right. Bryant was born in Memphis on April 4, 1942; his father, Edward, sang with a gospel group called the Four Stars of Harmony, and Bryant himself began singing in church at age five. In 1955, he and four brothers formed their own gospel group, the Five Bryant Brothers, which soon switched to doo wop under the name the Quails.


    Not long after, Bryant joined several high school friends in another doo wop group, the Four Canes, who were named after their manager, local DJ D. Cane Cole. When the group split with Cole, Bryant changed their name to the Four Kings, and they caught the attention of trumpeter/bandleader Willie Mitchell, who began performing with them around the Memphis club scene. Through Mitchell, Bryant got his original composition "Is There Someone Else on Your Mind" recorded by the 5 Royales and made his first solo recording in 1964 with a cover of Chris Kenner's "I Like It Like That."


    Over the next five years, Bryant recorded several duets with Marion Brittnam and numerous cover songs, the latter of which constituted his first full-length LP, 1969's Precious Soul (issued on Hi). However, his behind-the-scenes career soon became more lucrative, specifically when Mitchell assigned him to work with new Hi signee Ann Peebles. No longer the label's focal point, Bryant resisted at first, but quickly discovered a creative and personal chemistry with Peebles that blossomed into a relationship in 1972 and marriage two years later.


    In the meantime, Bryant co-wrote a number of Peebles' signature songs, including "I Can't Stand the Rain" and "99 Pounds"; his success led to a staff songwriting position, where he penned material for other Hi stars like Al Green, Syl Johnson, O.V. Wright and Otis Clay.


     

    1. She's Looking Good
    2. (You're A) Wonderful One
    3. Funky Broadway
    4. Can I Change My Mind
    5. Soul Man
    6. Land of 1000 Dances
    7. Slip Away
    8. For Your Precious Love
    9. Expressway To Your Heart
    10. Try Me
    11. When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
    12. Cry Baby
    Don Bryant
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  • Skeleton Soul Skeleton Soul Quick View

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    Skeleton Soul

    Jack Sandham and Wednesday Lyle have been playing together as Cowbell since late 2009 when they got together for a late night jam session and things took off from there. Three 7" singles followed over the next 18 months and they signed to Damaged Goods in 2012. Two years on from their debut album Beat Stampede, the rockin' duo branch out into a more spooky atmospheric sound across the 11 tracks on the new album. There's a definite dark, New Orleans R&B vibe to Skeleton Soul.


    Kicking off with the spaghetti western intro of the album's opening track, 'Cry Wolf' the duo cover plenty of new ground while retaining the urgency and excitement of their earlier work. Though what makes this new album so special is the evocative mood the band created with Ed Deegan at Gizzard Studio. Imagine Dr. John meets the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. The sound is still a stripped down affair, though this time round the drum 'n' guitar bones are fleshed out with a few enhancing overdubs such as the Doors-esque spiky psychedelic organ on 'She's All Over You', and some soulful saxophone on the funky, strutting 'Dirt'.


    The band show they're equally adept at intimate ballads with 'Darkness In Your Heart', perhaps the best song Richard Hawley never wrote. Wednesday takes the lead vocal on 'Heart On The Line' a track which recalls the cream of '60s girl singers such as Sandie, Dusty et al. Fans of the group's earlier sound will not be disappointed either, there's still the bone-shaking garage blues numbers such as 'Oh Yolande' and 'Baby It's Your Love' along with the swampy mambo-blues groove of 'The Fear'. Imagine a band with the guitar twang of The Cramps over jungle-tribal drums, covering The Zombies and you're somewhere close.

    1. Cry Wolf
    2. She's All Over You
    3. Oh Yolande
    4. Baby It's Your Love
    5. Dirt
    6. Heart on the Line
    7. The Fear
    8. Darkness In Your Heart
    9. Shake the Blues
    10. Change Her Ways
    11. Heavy On My Mind
    Cowbell
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  • Soul Cargo Soul Cargo Quick View

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    Soul Cargo

    Side 1


    SOUL CARGO
    THE FAT FISH
    THE SIDEWINDER
    GOING BACK TO NEW ORLEANS
    SPICE OF THE BLUES


    Side 2


    RAY'S THEME
    THE PREACHER
    I'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU
    RIVER'S INVITATION
    I PITY THE FOOL

    Leon Haywood
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  • Soul Twist Soul Twist Quick View

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    Soul Twist

    Side One
    1 Soul Twist
    2 Twisting Time
    3 What'd Say
    4 I Know
    5 Sack O' Woe Twist
    6 Camp Meting
    Side Two
    1 Wobble Twist 2 Irresistable You
    3 Big Dipper
    4 Twisting With The King
    5 Midnight Blue
    King Curtis
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  • Soul Brothers Soul Brothers Quick View

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    Soul Brothers


    Features Alto Sax Performances By Ray Charles, And Milt Jackson's Only Recording On Guitar


    Mastered From The Original Master Tapes By Bernie Grundman


    Press On 180gram Audiophile-grade Vinyl At Pallas In Germany


    The rare opportunity to hear Milt Jackson step out
    from behind his familiar vibraphones to play piano,
    and partner Ray Charles, in addition to manning the
    88s, blow on the alto saxophone for two numbers,
    shouldn't be missed. Particularly on this LP, which
    portrays the 1957 collaboration within a huge, naturally
    vibrant soundstage. Mastered from the original master
    tapes and press on 180 gram vinyl, this edition lays
    bare the relaxed, bluesy, often-boppish jazz on display
    from these two giants. With stellar support, the two
    headliners treat this affair as a backroom woodshedding
    session.

    1. How Long Blues
    2. Cosmic Ray
    3. The Genius After Hours
    4. Charlesville
    5. Bags of Blues
    6. 'Deed I Do
    7. Blue Funk
    Milt Jackson & Ray Charles
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  • Carboot Soul Carboot Soul Quick View

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    Carboot Soul

    As the final part of the N.O.W. Is The Time campaign celebrating 25 years of Nightmares On Wax, Warp presents double gatefold vinyl represses of the Nightmares On Wax back catalogue. All of the albums will include printed inner sleeves, and are released on double vinyl, many of these having been out of print for years. Each album will have an explanatory sticker attached to the overwrap tying it in to the 25th anniversary campaign art.
    1. Les Nuits
    2. Morse
    3. Ethnic Majority
    4. JorgÉ
    5. Finer
    6. Ease Jimi
    7. Argha Noah
    8. Fire In The Middle
    9. Survival
    10. Capumcap
    Nightmares On Wax
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  • Soul Zodiac Soul Zodiac Quick View

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    Soul Zodiac

    1. Introduction

    2. Aries

    3. Libra

    4. Capricorn

    5. Aquarius

    6. Pisces

    7. Sagittarius
    8. Gemini

    9. Leo

    10. Virgo

    11. Scorpio

    12. Cancer

    13. Taurus
    Cannonball Adderley
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  • Soul Fountain Soul Fountain Quick View

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    Soul Fountain

    1. T.N.T. (2:36)
    2. IVE GOT A FEELING FOR YOU (2:57)
    3. H. N. I. C. (3:28)
    4. I GOT YOU (I Feel Good) (2:35)
    5. CARIBBEAN CRUISE (2:05)
    6. SENOR BLUES (5:39)
    7. EEH BAH LICKEY DOO (4:02)
    8. RETRIBUTION (4:32)
    Clifford Jordan
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  • Soul Train Soul Train Quick View

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    Soul Train

    1. Neighbor! Get Your Own

    2. A Hot Day In Harlem
    3. Love, True Love! (Please Pass My Way)
    4. In Cold Blood
    5. Soultrain Part 1
    6. Soultrain Part 2
    7. Born Funky
    8. Coastin' And Crashin' Part 1
    9. Coastin' And Crashin' Part 2
    The Rimshots
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    Soul Fountain

    1. T.N.T. (2:36)
    2. IVE GOT A FEELING FOR YOU (2:57)
    3. H. N. I. C. (3:28)
    4. I GOT YOU (I Feel Good) (2:35)
    5. CARIBBEAN CRUISE (2:05)
    6. SENOR BLUES (5:39)
    7. EEH BAH LICKEY DOO (4:02)
    8. RETRIBUTION (4:32)
    Clifford Jordan
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  • Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul Quick View

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    Eccentric Soul: Capital City Soul

    Fifty records later, The Numero Group returns to its
    eccentric roots, Ohio's Capitol City and the sonorous
    Shangri-La carved out by the indefatigable Bill Moss.
    Filling in, around, and on top of our original The
    Capsoul Label collection, Capitol City Soul is a trove
    of completely unissued and underissued treasures from
    Moss and company. A decade in the making, this is the
    set of soul discoveries that no one but The Numero
    Group could achieve. Features otherwise unreleased
    songs from the Kool Blues, the Four Mints, Jupiter's
    Release, and Love Maximum, alongside rare sides
    by Dean Francis & the Soul Rockers, the Chandlers,
    Associated Press, the Soul Partners, and the Vondors.
    From the vaults under the basements under the garages
    of one of the nation's most unsung music scenes.


    This double LP set is ensconced in a thick tip-on
    gatefold jacket splashed with a colorful spread of vivid
    archival imagery accumulated over a decade of research
    into the Columbus, Ohio culture. The liner notes
    serve as an in-depth history of Columbus soul music,
    linking The Capsoul Label with The Prix Label and
    Norman Whiteside's Wee project (recently sampled by
    Kanye West). A strong addition to the already
    epic Eccentric Soul series from The Numero Group.

    1. Chandlers - Your Love Keeps Drawing Me Closer
    2. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Funky Disposition
    3. Soul Partners - Lose The One You Love
    4. Vondors - Look In The Mirror
    5. Four Mints - Hysteria
    6. La'Fez - This Is The Way That I Am

    7. Kool Blues - I Need You
    8. Four Mints - Crystal Rivers
    9. Chandlers - I Need Your Love
    10. Kool Blues - Since I Fell For You
    11. Four Mints - Endlessly
    12. Chandlers - Your Love Makes Me Lonely
    13. Dean Francis & The Soul Rockers - Tippin
    14. Jupiter's Release - Excuse Me Miss
    15. Kool Blues - Woe Is Me
    16. Love Maximum - Don't Say Goodbye
    17. Associated Press - When He's Gone
    18. Chandlers - I Loved You Girl
    19. Four Mints - No Longer
    20. Love Maximum - I've Been Trying
    Various Artists
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  • Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure) Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Soul To Soul (Pure Pleasure)

    The acclaimed composer, jazz vocalist, producer, arranger and educator Carmen Lundy believes in honesty and sincerity in music. Her artistic passion has guided her around the world, working with numerous musicians such as Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Teri Lynne Carrington and many others. So it should come as no surprise that her fervent new song cycle, titled Soul To Soul, features an array of award-winning musicians that help her realize the next chapter in her critically acclaimed career.


    Soul To Soul is Carmen Lundy's 14th album and features 13 songs, 11 of which Carmen composed and arranged. She plays guitar on all tracks, piano on "Kindred Spirits", the electric Rhodes on "Don't You Know How I Feel", and the drums/percussion on "Sardegna" and also provides backing vocals on "Grace". The Los Angeles-based vocalist opens the program with "Kindred Spirits", a song that explores the concept of 'you reap what you sow' and the way you play the game of life. Next is "Life Is A Song In Me", during which Lundy's lyrics benefit from the synergy of her multi-octave range and vocalese, Rushen's Rhodes solo, Jamison Ross' exemplary drumming and the balanced backing vocals.


    Carmen Lundy continues to find new connections between the jazz elements used by vocalists and instrumentalists on the title track, "Soul To Soul". She adds the stellar accompaniment of trumpeter Randy Brecker, tenor saxophonist Ada Rovatti and piano chops of Patrice Rushen to underline her musical persona and vocal technique. The sound motion inherent in that song has great tone that many people will feel instantly and submit it to their memory and recall abilities. That is what makes a song a hit with people - its sound motion.


    Her great ballad, "When Will They Learn", is absolutely beautiful with its string arrangements for harpist Carol Robbins and the serene brushwork of Jamison Ross. Here Carmen delivers the song in her vocals lower octaves which make this moving song one of the best on the recording. You can hear that she has internalized the music, allowing it to flow in her veins and transferring it directly to the listener.
    Overall, Soul To Soul is among Carmen Lundy's best recordings. She understands that those notes she puts down on paper are important and have their place. But when it comes to delivering those notes, her vocal acumen and virtuosity proves that she has the right balance, the right accompaniments, the right musical formats and the right synergy, artistry and jazz sensibilities to make those inspired notes accessible to her worldwide fans. Check it out.


    Musicians:



    • Carmen Lundy (vocal, keyboard, guitar, drums, percussion)

    • Bennie Maupin (tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone)

    • Randy Brecker (trumpet, fluegel horn)

    • Patrice Rushen (keyboard)

    • Carol Robbins (harp)

    • Simphiwe Dana (vocals)

    • Darryl Hall (bass)

    • Mayra Casales (conga, percussion)

    • Jamison Ross (drums, percussion)



    Recording: 2014 at Firehouse Recording Studios, Pasadena (CA), by Don Murray
    Production: Elisabeth Oei & Carmen Lundy


    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. Kindred Spirits
    2. Life Is a Song in Me
    3. Soul to Soul
    4. When Will They Learn
    5. Daybreak
    6. Between Darkness and Dawn
    7. Grace
    8. Grateful, Pt. 1
    9. Grateful, Pt. 2
    10. Everything I Need
    11. Don't You Know How I Feel
    12. Sardegna
    13. What's Your Story, Morning Glory
    Carmen Lundy
    $49.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Soul Revolution Part II

    Blue Colored Vinyl


    First ever reissue of the original 1971 Upsetter Records mono mix of this classic LP in its original jacket art and on heavyweight 180 gram blue vinyl!


    Produced by the legendary Lee Scratch Perry, this collection contains the smash hits "Sun Is
    Shining," "Kaya," & "Keep On Moving!"

    1. Keep On Moving
    2. Don't Rock My Boat
    3. Put It On
    4. Fussing And Fighting
    5. Duppy Conqueror
    6. Memphis
    7. Riding High
    8. Kaya
    9. African Herbman
    10. Stand Alone
    11. Sun Is Shining
    12. Brain Washing
    Bob Marley
    $26.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono - Sealed Buy Now
  • Soul To Soul (200 Gram Vinyl) Soul To Soul (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Soul To Soul (200 Gram Vinyl)

    Expanded Double Trouble Lineup Created Vaughan's Most Diverse Album


    Mastered From The Original Analog Tapes By Ryan K. Smith At Sterling Sound


    Cut At 45 Rpm, 200-Gram Pressing By Quality Record Pressings


    The new remastering sounds amazing. Better than it ever did. I'm happy and pleasantly surprised.

    -Chris Whipper Layton


    The 45 RPM Analogue Productions reissue of Stevie Ray Vaughan's Soul To Soul is so good, as are its 45 RPM companions - Texas Flood and Couldn't Stand The Weather - that they truly represent what Gregg Geller, producer and A&R representative described as the best replication of the master tapes to date.


    We've already brought you the 33 1/3 RPM box set Texas Hurricane featuring the greatest Stevie Ray Vaughan tribute ever reissued - six of Vaughan's most classic album titles remastered for ultimate blues and guitar fanatics. We've now taken the extra step and done 45 RPM versions of these three standout LPs.


    We've used the original 30 inches-per-second, half-inch analog master tapes for all of these albums. Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound cut the lacquers for the LPs using the ultimate VMS 80 cutting lathe. Gary Salstrom handled the plating and the vinyl was pressed of course at our Quality Record Pressings, maker of the world's finest-sounding LPs.


    Stevie Ray Vaughan's myth making was already complete by the time that his third record in as many years was released in October 1985. But no one could have expected the artistic leaps and additional prowess the guitarist displays on Soul To Soul, a record on which Vaughan added a full-time keyboardist and saxophonist, and dug deep into his native state's musical well for soul, R&B and surf motifs. Vaughan wrote four of Soul to Soul's 10 tracks; two songs were released as singles. The album went to No. 34 on the Billboard 200 chart and the music video for Change It received regular rotation on MTV.


    There's not a link in this production chain that wasn't absolute first-rate. The absolute best that money can buy.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Say What!
    2. Lookin' Out The Window
    3. Look at Little Sister
    4. Ain't Gone 'N' Give Up On Love
    5. Gone Home
    6. Change It
    7. You'll Be Mine
    8. Empty Arms
    9. Come On (Part III)
    10. Life Without you
    Stevie Ray Vaughan
    $54.99
    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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