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    Dedicated

    An All Star Tribute To Doo Wop Legends The 5 Royales


    As the original guitarist of Stax Records house band Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Steve Cropper has had a storied career. Voted one of Rolling Stone's '100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time', Cropper has worked with blues legends such as Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and the Blues Brothers Band.


    His debut album on 429 Records is a tribute to R&B and doo wop act, The 5 Royales. The collection features reworked versions of the group's most enduring songs, and includes duets with Lucinda Williams, Steve Winwood, BB King, Bettye LeVette, John Popper, Sharon Jones, Brian May and others.

    1. 30 Second Lover (ft. Steve Winwood)

    2. Don't Be Ashamed (ft. Bettye LaVette & Willie Jones)

    3. Baby Don't Do It (ft. BB King & Shemekia Copeland)
    4. Dedicated to the One I Love (ft. Lucinda Williams & Dan Penn)

    5. My Sugar Sugar (ft. John Popper)

    6. Right Around the Cornet (ft. Delbert McClinton)

    7. Help Me Somebody (instrumental)
    8. I Do (ft. Brian May)

    9. Messin' Up (ft. Sharon Jones)

    10. Say It (ft. Bettye LaVette)

    11. Slummer the Slum (ft. Buddy Miller)

    12. Someone Made You for Me (ft. Dan Penn)

    13. Think (instrumental)
    14. Come On & Save Me (ft. Dylan LeBlanc & Sharon Jones)

    15. When I Get Like This (ft. Lucinda Williams
    Steve Cropper
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    Mystery Girl Expanded

    Everyone involved with Mystery Girl sensed the magic in Roy Orbison, who, in 1988, was enjoying a full creative renaissance and resurgence of popularity. One of Roy's classic recordings, "In Dreams," memorably lip-synched into a hurricane lamp by Dean Stockwell, had served as a key thematic element in David Lynch's "Blue Velvet," igniting a renewed interest in the Big O.


    In a series of bold aesthetic moves, Orbison directly addressed his legacy, first with Class of '55 (a 1986 reunion album with fellow Sun Records alumni Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins) and then, In Dreams: The Greatest Hits, where Orbison recut many of his biggest songs, using 1980s technology to produce results often surpassing his original recordings.


    At this same time, Roy Orbison became a founding member of the Traveling Wilburys, the roots rock supergroup also featuring Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, and Tom Petty. It was during work with the Wilburys that the vision for Mystery Girl, a new Roy Orbison album made of original songs from a variety of writers-including Roy Orbison, Diane Warren, Elvis Costello, Wesley Orbison and U2s Bono and the Edge (among others)-began taking shape.


    "When he sang it, it was absolutely magnificent," said Jeff Lynne, who would produce tracks for Mystery Girl. "His voice, I had never heard a voice like that live, you know, in the studio, ever . He had this wonderful spirit, almost like a kid in many ways.


    He was just a happy guy. I love him . One of the proudest things I've ever done is to have become his friend. I'd look at him and just go, 'Wow, it's him. The Big O.'"


    Roy's core group of musicians on the original Mystery Girl recordings included Jeff Lynne (guitar, piano, bass, backing vocals), Tom Petty (acoustic guitar, backing vocals), Mike Campbell (guitar, bass, mandolin), Jim Keltner (drums), Howie Epstein (bass, backing vocals), and Benmont Tench (piano, organ, cheap strings). Contributing artists on the album include Barbara Orbison, Roy Orbison, Jr., Al Kooper, George Harrison, Bono, T Bone Burnett, Steve Cropper, The Memphis Horns, and more.


    "I was just taken by how amazing this guy was. Just sitting, singing softly, sitting on the sofa with an acoustic guitar, his voice was unbelievable." remembers Tom Petty. "The music will live on, you know; it's very timeless music."


    Mike Campbell added, "Any time I hear one of Roy's songs, wherever I am, I just stop and listen to it and he's there, you know. His artistry and his voice and his spirit and the depth of his soul is so unique and it just connects with you in such a deep way . He just had a way of getting into your heart."


    "He was a real innovator, truly a great singer," said Bono. "The real rebels to me always had manners. Elvis, you know, and Roy, Roy was a true gentleman. And that's a scary thing in a man, do you know what I mean? A man that's so sure in himself that he can be polite."


    The legendary guitarist Steve Cropper confided that, "I've only met basically three, maybe three-and-a-half, of what I call 'light bulbs' in my life. And what I mean by 'light bulbs' is they're the brightest one in the room and when they walk in the door every head turns. Every head. Not just a few, not some people still talking in the corner. It's like everyone stops what they are doing. Elvis Presley, Otis Redding and Roy Orbison. And I saw that happen to Bill Clinton. So, there you go and I've never seen that happen to anybody else, ever."

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    1. You Got It
    2. In the Real World
    3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You
    4. A Love So Beautiful
    5. California Blue
    6. She's a Mystery to Me
    7. The Comedians
    8. The Only One
    9. Windsurfer
    10. Careless Heart


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    1. The Way Is Love
    2. She's a Mystery to Me (Studio Demo)
    3. (All I Can Do Is) Dream You (Studio Demo)
    4. The Only One (Studio Demo)
    5. The Comedians (Studio Demo)
    6. In the Real World (Studio Demo)
    7. California Blue (Studio Demo)
    8. Windsurfer (Work-Tape Demo)
    9. You Are My Love (Work-Tape Demo)

    Roy Orbison
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  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Green Onions is the debut album by Booker T. & the M.G.s, originally released on Stax Records in October 1962. It reached number 33 on the pop album chart in the month of its release. The title single had been a hit worldwide and was covered by dozens of artists, including the Blues Brothers (featuring guitarist Steve Cropper), the Ventures, Al Kooper, the Shadows, Mongo Santamaría, Roy Buchanan (also featuring Steve Cropper and Jan Hammer), Count Basie and many others.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • The Booker T. Set The Booker T. Set Quick View

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    The Booker T. Set

    The Booker T. Set finds Booker T. & The M.G.'s putting their twist of organ-driven soul on classic tracks, paying homage to some of the biggest hits of the
    1960s (The Beatles' "Michelle" and "Lady Madonna," The Isley Brothers' "It's Your Thing" and Simon & Garfunkle's "Mrs. Robinson," to name a few). The
    album features M.G.'s Donald "Duck" Dunn on bass, Al Jackson, Jr. on drums and the legendary Steve Cropper on guitar.
    1. The Horse
    2. Love Child
    3. Sing A Simple Song
    4. Lady Madonna
    5. Mrs. Robinson
    6. This Guy's In Love With You
    7. Light My Fire
    8. Michelle
    9. You're All I Need To Get By
    10. I've Never Found A Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)
    11. It's Your Thing
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Live At Third Man Records Live At Third Man Records Quick View

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    Live At Third Man Records

    Commercial release of the Killer's killer live set at Third Man's 2011 Record Store Day celebrations, complete with a crack backing band featuring Steve Cropper, Jim Keltner and Jack Lawrence. Includes ace takes on such classics as "Sweet Little Sixteen," "Great Balls of Fire" and "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On."
    1. Down The Line
    2. Georgia On My Mind
    3. Drinking Wine, Spo-Dee-O-Dee
    4. Before The Night Is Over
    5. Why You Been Gone So Long?
    6. I Wish I Was 18 Again
    7. Sweet Little Sixteen
    8. You Belong To Me
    9. She Even Woke Me Up To Say Goodbye
    10. Mexicali Rose
    11. Great Balls Of Fire
    12. Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On
    Jerry Lee Lewis
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  • The Five Royales The Five Royales Quick View

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    The Five Royales

    Shake 'em up! R&B from the vaults of King/Federal Records!


    Jimmy Page, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Steve Cropper all have cited Five Royales' guitarist and songwriter Lowman Pauling as a major influence! Tracks like "It Hurts Inside" and "Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone" highlight his taught, stinging style with solos that served as lessons for budding guitarists everywhere. Sundazed is proud to reissue The Five Royales-from 1959- pressed on audiophile quality 180 gram vinyl by RTI and sourced from the original analog tapes.

    1. I Know It's Hard But It's Fair
    2. Miracle of Love
    3. My Sugar Sugar
    4. When You Walked Through The Door
    5. School Girl
    6. Get Something Out Of It
    7. Tell Me You Care
    8. Wonder Where Your Love Has Gone
    9. It Hurts Inside
    10. Mine Forevermore
    11. One Mistake
    12. Women About To Make Me Go Crazy
    The 5 Royales
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  • The Memphis Soul Sound Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s The Memphis Soul Sound Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s Quick View

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    The Memphis Soul Sound Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s

    Original Recordings - Remastered


    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself.

    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore
    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You
    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Green Onions Green Onions Quick View

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    Green Onions

    Propelled by Booker T. Jones' smoky organ and the funky guitar bursts of Steve Cropper, Green Onions' the first chart-topper by Booker T. & The MG's slithered across the 1962 airwaves, followed immediately by an album every bit as savory. Hot on the heels of that first MG's smash, here's a second helping, Mo' Onions, as well as the exquisite pop delights of Stranger On The Shore and the unsurpassed after-hours smolder of Behave Yourself. The original Green Onions LP by the peerless Booker T. & The MG's: exact reproduction available now from SUNDAZED on 180-gram vinyl, mastered from the absolute vintage analog tapes, and so lip-smacking delicious it'll make you cry.
    1. Green Onions
    2. Rinky-Dink
    3. I Got A Woman
    4. Mo' Onions
    5. Twist And Shout
    6. Behave Yourself
    7. Stranger On The Shore

    8. Lonely Avenue
    9. One Who Really Loves You

    10. I Can't Sit Down
    11. A Woman, A Lover, A Friend
    12. Comin' Home Baby
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Hip Hug-Her Hip Hug-Her Quick View

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    Hip Hug-Her

    Booker T. & The MG's smoked the charts once again in 1967 with the fabulously slinky Hip Hug-Her -just like they'd never left. As house band for Memphis' Stax Records, backing Otis Redding, Sam & Dave and Wilson Pickett, the MG's had written the book on instrumental soul music, and the Hip Hug-Her album impeccably testifies to the greatness of Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and Alvin Jackson. MG's versions of the Young Rascals' Groovin' and Bobby Hebb's Sunny were so downright in-the-groove, they became big hits themselves all over again. Another lip-smackingly delicious exact reproduction from Sundazed, on 180-gram vinyl, from the absolute vintage analog tapes!
    1. Hip Hug-Her
    2.Soul Sanction
    3. Get Ready
    4. More
    5. Double Or Nothing
    6. Carnaby St.
    7. Slim Jenkins� Joint
    8. Pigmy
    9. Groovin�
    10. Booker�s Notion
    11. Sunny
    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • Sings Soul Ballads Sings Soul Ballads Quick View

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    Sings Soul Ballads

    Released in 1965, Otis Redding's second album Sings Soul Ballads features a ne choice of sweet and tender songs. Backed up by the STAX house band consisting of such soul greats as Booker T. Jones, Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, and Al Jackson Jr., Redding delivers the goods with impressive style. His renditions of Sam Cooke's "Nothing Can Change This Love" and Chuck Willis' "It's Too Late" can be seen as improved versions of the originals. Biggest hit on the album proved to be "Mr. Pitiful", a nickname given to Redding by a local Memphis radio DJ.
    1. That's How Strong My Love Is
    2. Chained And Bound
    3. Woman, Lover, A Friend
    4. Your One And Only Man
    5. Nothing Can Change This Love
    6. It's Too Late
    7. For Your Precious Love
    8. I Want To Thank You
    9. Come To Me
    10. Home In Your Heart
    11. Keep Your Arms Around Me
    12. Mr. Pitiful
    Otis Redding
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    Soul Dressing

    Following up their smash debut album Green Onions, 1965s Soul Dressing keeps the MGs party going in fine fashion. From the first smack of Al Jacksons crisp-as-a-potato-chip snare attack, the groove never lets up on these 12 original tracks. Guitarists will want to pay special attention to Steve Croppers aggressive, proto-fuzz/funk Telecastering (as surely, Jimi Hendrix, Ernie Isley and Billy Gibbons were all doing at the time). Add to that mix the cooking organ and high-voltage electric piano of Booker T. and rock salt-steady bass lines of original MG bassist Lewie Steinberg and youll have a dressing fit for any occasion. Hungry yet?


    Want to mix up this dressing at home? First, youll need to pick up the original, done-to-perfection Stax Records analog master tapes. While stirring steadily, add a high-definition dose of the freshest vinyl available. Bake at 33 1/3 degrees until done to high glossy finish. Serve in the original, full color artwork and, PLEASE, no MSG, just BT&MG!!!

    1. Soul Dressing
    2. Tic-Tac-Toe
    3. Big Train
    4. Jellybread
    5. Aw' Mercy
    6. Outrage
    7. Night Owl Walk
    8. Chinese Checkers
    9. Home Grown
    10. Mercy Mercy
    11. Plum Nellie
    12. Can't Be Still
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    And Now!

    And Now!, Booker T. & the MGs third album, marked a major change in the bands lineup with Donald Duck Dunn replacing Lewie Steinberg on bass. The addition of Dunns funkier style is in full evidence on tracks like In the Midnight Hour and Think, the latter song also featuring blistering Telecaster licks from six-string stalwart Steve Cropper. The balance of the album includes original songs , like Top Twenty R&B single My Sweet Potato, and current chart hits, done in that inimitable MG style. With Booker T.s evocative keyboard lines and Al Jacksons propulsive percussion, this was a band of individual virtuosos that became an even greater whole. And nowget ready for the soul jam!


    This magnificent, made-in-Memphis LP is sourced from the original analog Stax Records master tapes, pressed High-Definition vinyl and outfitted in original artwork so sharp and clean that you would swear it just came off the rack at Lansky Brothers Department Store!

    1. My Sweet Potato
    2. Jericho
    3. Now Matter What Shape
    4. One Mint Julep
    5. In The Midnight Hour
    6. Summertime
    7. Working in The Coal Mine
    8. Don't Mess Up A Good Thing
    9. Think
    10. Taboo
    11. Soul Jam
    12. Sentimental Journey
    Booker T. & The MG's
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    Dock Of The Bay (Awaiting Repress)

    Ranked 161/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    When Otis Redding recorded (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay in late 1967, the singer knew that the song was a milestone in his creative evolution. But before Redding got the chance to explore his new direction, he was killed, along with most of his backup band the Bar-Kays, in a plane crash while on tour. Released just a few weeks after his death, the song shot to Number One on the Pop and R&B charts, eventually winning Redding a pair of posthumous Grammy awards. The album bearing the song's title was assembled by the singer's frequent collaborator Steve Cropper, who played guitar on nearly all of Otis' Stax sessions as well as co-writing Dock of the Bay and countless other songs with Redding. Drawing mainly from unreleased and little-heard tracks spanning Redding's three-year Stax career, the album demonstrates the depth and breadth of his talent, while hinting at what might have been. This exact reproduction of this original Stax label LP is mastered from the original stereo tapes and pressed on pristine High-Definition vinyl.


    1. (Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
    2. I Love You More Than Words Can Say
    3. Let Me Come On Home

    4. Open The Door
    5. Don't Mess With Cupid
    6. The Glory Of Love
    7. I'm Coming Home

    8. Tramp
    9. The Huckle-Buck
    10. Nobody Knows You (When Your Down And Out)
    11. Ole Man Trouble
    Otis Redding
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  • The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s Quick View

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    The Best Of Booker T. And The M.G.'s

    The Original Atlantic Soul Masters 180g Audiophile Vinyl Series Continues..


    As a young teenager growing up in Memphis, Tennessee, Booker T. Jones had the amazing talent to play a number of instruments and he played them well. Mastering them well enough to land him work at the famous Stax Records label as a sideman, while still attending high school. It was during this time he met up with future guitar legend Steve Cropper and drummer great Al Jackson and later formed the Stax wrecking crew known as Booker T. & The M.G.s.


    This amazing quartet, whom later added the amazing Donald Duck Dunn on bass went on to record 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 Green Onions, Red Beans And Rice and Hip Hug-Her, the good folks at Atlantic honored this famed quartet with their own greatest hits album, the magnificent The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s in 1968. This original album has been out of print for many years, and for several decades in the vinyl format...that is until now.


    Friday Music is proud to offer the original Atlantic Records masterpiece The Best Of Booker T. & The M.G.s for the first time on 180g Audiophile Vinyl. Mastered impeccably from the original Atlantic Records tapes by Joe Reagoso at Friday Music Studios with Kevin Gray.


    This best of album features all of their original hit recordings mentioned above, as well as more killer funk like Mo Onions, Slim Jenkins Place and Soul Dressing. Plus, super soul interpretations of The Rascals Groovin and George Gershwins Summertime.


    They have also included the original rare album cover elements featuring the hip Baron Wolman/Rolling Stone photo and the excellent packaging design of Haig Adishian. This is one collection just made for the audiophile vinyl domain and will be a perfect companion to our recent Atlantic Records soul offerings from Wilson PickettThe Best Of Wilson Pickett and Solomon BurkeThe Best Of Solomon Burke.


    1. Hip Hug-Her

    2. Slim Jenkins Place
    3. Green Onions

    4. Soul Dressing

    5. Jelly Bread

    6. Groovin

    7. Mo Onions

    8. Summertime

    9. Boot-leg

    10. Cant Be Still

    11. Tic-Tac-Toe

    12. Red, Beans And Rice

    Booker T. & The MG's
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  • The Right Time (Pure Pleasure) The Right Time (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    The Right Time (Pure Pleasure)

    I first heard Etta James as a young teenager when she had a hit with Tell Mama, a tune that has easily stood the test of time. She recorded this album a quarter-century later and sounded even better.

    For The Right Time she returns to the Muscle Shoals studio where she recorded Tell Mama, this time with producer Jerry Wexler, and it's an outstanding match. She hits nary a forced or false note and is backed with a stellar band that includes saxophonist Hank Crawford, guitarist Steve Cropper and bassist Willie Weeks. They plow ahead like a great offensive line blocking for an all-star running back -- one who isn't afraid to lower the shoulder and knock somebody over.

    There's plenty of manufactured emotion on records, but you won't find any of it here. Etta just rocks naturally. It's like sitting next to a seasoned story teller in full command of the narrative. Nothing for you to do but sit back, close your eyes and listen.

    A sign of great singers for me is how they put a stamp on songs that have been done many times. In that regard, Etta makes Love and Happiness and Ninety And A Half Won't Do her own. She tears up The Night Time Is the Right Time with the help of Crawford's sax. Of course she has the blues well covered, my personal favorite being Down Home Blues, and flashes her humorous side with the trash-talking Wet Match. She hits any note she wants without straining and with total conviction.

    But all the songs are top-notch. The best advice for anyone reading this is to just pick up the album and discover the old-school glory of Etta James. - Tyler Smith

    Musicians:

    • Etta James (vocal)
    • Lucky Peterson (organ, guitar)
    • Steve Cropper, Doug Bartenfeld (guitar)
    • Hank Crawford (alto saxophone)
    • Jim Horn (bassoon)
    • Gary Armstrong (trumpet)
    • Kirk 'Jelly Roll' Johnson (harmonica)
    • Clayton Ivey (piano)
    • Frank Crawford (synthesizer)
    • David Hood(bass)
    • Steve Ferrone, Roger Hawkins (drums)

    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.

    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. I Sing The Blues
    2. Love And Happiness
    3. Evening Of Love
    4. Wet Match
    5. You're Taking Up Another Man's Place
    6. Give It Up (Duet With Steve Winwood)
    7. Let It Rock
    8. Ninety Nine And A Half (Won't Do)
    9. You've Got Me
    10. Nighttime Is The Right Time
    11. Down Home Blues
    Etta James
    $34.99
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    Briefcase Full Of Blues


    Celebrate The New Year With Their Classic # 1 Mega Platinum Debut Album


    First Time Audiophile Vinyl Release


    Mastered Impeccably From The Authorized & Original1978 Atlantic Records Tapes By Joe "i Got The Blues" Reagoso


    After their phenomenal success on Saturday Night Live and a number of smash comedy movies already in
    their resume, John Belushi and Dan Akroyd dove headfirst into their love of soul, blues and r & b and began
    the Blues Brothers duo, netting them a number one album, top hit singles, a box office smash and acclaim
    from purists and blues lovers from all over with their first LP, Briefcase Full Of Blues.


    Recorded in 1978 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, the late great John Belushi and Dan
    Akroyd opened a set before comedian and good friend Steve Martin. To the crowd's amazement, the duo
    blasted them a blistering rock 'n' blues performance which was captured on tape for their first album Briefcase
    Full Of Blues. They later appeared on SNL and the rest as they say is history, as this stunt became reality in no
    time and thus began a short lived but amazing piece of rock and blues history.


    Released during the holiday season, the album became a number one smash and netted two smash singles
    with the classic nod to the Stax sound with Sam & Dave's "Soul Man" as well as the '50s doo wop
    classic, "Rubber Biscuit."


    With a stellar musician lineup of classic R & B and traditional blues purists like Steve Cropper and Duck
    Dunn from Booker T. & The M.G.'s, Chess Records sideman to the stars Matt "Guitar " Murphy,
    saxophone champion Tom Scott and a handful of New York City's finest on the reeds, rounded out with Paul
    Shafer on keys, The Blues Brothers were a force to reckon with as their albums would go on to sell in the
    millions making them one of the biggest bands in the late seventies into the eighties.


    With a stunning set list of righteous blues and soulful interpretations, this masterpiece is filled with nonstop classics like the hard boppin' opener Hey Bartender, blues belters like Junior Wells' "Messin' With The
    Kid" and Big Joe Turner's "Flip Flop Fly," plus southern rockers like Delbert McClinton's "'B" Movie Box Car
    Blues."


    In addition to these legendary performances, this unique concert recording yielded more with powerhouses
    like the smash I Don't Know, King Floyd's Groove Me, and the blues thriller Shot Gun Blues.


    Friday Music is no stranger to the blues. Therefore, it is with much honor to announce the first installment
    in our Blues Brothers 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with their brilliant masterwork Briefcase Full Of Blues.


    For the first time ever on 180 Gram Vinyl, this limited edition classic was mastered impeccably and
    faithfully from the original 1978 Atlantic Records tapes by their Atlantic Records label alumni Joe Reagoso
    (John Lee Hooker/ Muddy Waters/Johnny Winter) at Friday Music Studios and Capitol Records in Hollywood,
    CA.


    To enhance your Jake and Elwood experience even further, this stunning limited anniversary edition also
    includes the original album cover art, Miami Mitch Glazer's funny liner notes as well as the 12 brilliant tunes
    you will truly forever enjoy in the audiophile vinyl domain.


    Blues Brothers .Briefcase Full Of Blues The Anniversary Edition, A first time Audiophile Vinyl
    Experience . Authorized and Live ..Exclusively from your friends at Friday Music .


    I'M A SOUL MAN!!!

    1. Opening / I Can't Turn You Loose
    2. Hey Bartender
    3. Messin' With The Kid
    4. Almost
    5. Rubber Biscuit
    6. Shot Gun Blues
    7. Groove Me
    8. I Don't Know
    9. Soul Man
    10. "B" Movie Box Car Blues
    11. Flip, Flop & Fly
    12. Closing / I Can't Turn You Loose
    Blues Brothers
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    Welcome To Mali

    Welcome to Mali, the second Nonesuch effort from Malian duo Amadou & Mariam has already garnered rapturous reviews from critics in Europe, where it was released in late 2008. The album appeared on many year-end best-of lists; Londons Sunday Mirror declared, African pop doesnt get more effervescent and joyful than the sound of this blind couple dueling together and sending their message of love around the globe. Simply wonderful.


    American audiences were introduced to the married pair, who met at a Malian school for the blind, with its Nonesuch debut Dimanche à Bamako, produced by the Paris-based world-music provocateur Manu Chao. With Chao behind the wheel, the album was like an exhilaratingly bumpy taxi ride straight into the heart of the Malian capital; cacophonous sounds of the streets mixed in with the spare, propulsive rhythms of the songs, making it all sound thrillingly immediate. Amadou & Mariam, already into the second decade of their overseas career, attracted an impressively wide-ranging state side audience, from world music stalwarts to clubgoers to indie rockers.


    Welcome to Mali, recorded in Bamako, Dakar, Paris and London and produced with longtime manager Marc-Antoine Moreau, is less high-concept travelogue than straightforward set, yet it proves to be even more adventurous and exuberantly rocking. Damon Albarn briefly joins the pair, co-producing and co-writing the opening track Sabali, as ingeniously arranged as the best of his work with the Gorillaz and featuring Mariams almost otherworldly vocals over swirls of disco-style keyboards. Amadou has long spoken of his affection for classic rock and it shows in his playing; Londons Independent calls Welcome to Mali a rock album with an African Heart. Theres a bit of Yardbirds-era swinging London, keyboard arrangements that wouldnt be out of place in a Parisian disco, hip hop breaks from Toronto-based Somalian rapper Knaan and the occasional garage-rock riff, as well as traditional touches courtesy of fellow Malian Toumani DiabatÉ and his magical kora playing. A deep undercurrent of the blues, an arguably indigenous Malian sound that migrated to the Mississippi delta, runs through the disc. Says Uncut, Amadous slithering, grinding guitar riffs sound dark and spiky, the missing link between Ali Farka TourÉ and Steve Cropper.

    1. Sabali (prod. Damon Albarn)
    2. Ce Nest Pas Bon (w/ Damon Albarn)
    3. Magossa
    4. Djama
    5. Djuru
    6. Je Te Kiffe (feat. Juan Rozoff)
    7. Masiteladi (feat. M)
    8. Africa (feat. Knaan)
    9. Compagnon de la Vie
    10. Unissons Nous (feat. Keziah Jones)
    11. Bozos
    12. I Follow You (Nia Na Fin)
    13. Welcome to Mali
    14. Batoma
    15. Sebeke
    Amadou & Mariam
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