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  • Struttin Struttin Quick View

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    Struttin

    Their third LP found the Meters stretching out and putting more emphasis on vocals, but never at the expense of that hypnotic groove. Funky jams like Chicken Strut; Same Old Thing and The Handclapping Song , are joined by covers of Witchita Lineman; Ride Your Pony and Darling, Darling, Darling with Art Neville taking lead vocals.
    1. Chicken Strut
    2. Liver Splash
    3. Wichita Lineman
    4. Joog
    5. Go For Yourself
    6. Same Old Thing
    7. Hand Clapping Song
    8. Darling Darling Darling
    9. Tippi-Toes
    10. Britches
    11. Hey! Last Minute
    12. Ride Your Pony
    The Meters
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    Struttin

    Their third LP found the Meters stretching out and putting more emphasis on vocals, but never at the expense of that hypnotic groove. Funky jams like Chicken Strut; Same Old Thing and The Handclapping Song , are joined by covers of Witchita Lineman; Ride Your Pony and Darling, Darling, Darling with Art Neville taking lead vocals.
    1. Chicken Strut
    2. Liver Splash
    3. Wichita Lineman
    4. Joog
    5. Go For Yourself
    6. Same Old Thing
    7. Hand Clapping Song
    8. Darling Darling Darling
    9. Tippi-Toes
    10. Britches
    11. Hey! Last Minute
    12. Ride Your Pony
    The Meters
    $18.99
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  • Look-Ka PY PY Look-Ka PY PY Quick View

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    Look-Ka PY PY

    Ranked 218/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second album by Art Neville's band continues the sound that made them New Orleans legends. In addition to the title track, there's plenty of funk aboard in songs like like Pungee, 9 'Til 5, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, and Yeah, You're Right. --Cub Koda.

    1. Look-Ka Py Py
    2. Rigor Mortis
    3. Pungee
    4. Thinking
    5. This Is My Last Affair
    6. Funky Miracle
    7. Yeah, You're Right
    8. Little Old Money Maker
    9. Oh, Calcutta!
    10. The Mob
    11. 9 'til 5
    12. Dry Spell
    The Meters
    $19.99
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  • Fire On The Bayou Fire On The Bayou Quick View

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    Fire On The Bayou

    Includes Bonus Tracks!


    Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.


    Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook. This 2LP edition of Fire On The Bayou contains no less than 5 bonus tracks!

    LP1
    1. Out In The Country
    2. Fire On The Bayou
    3. Love Slip Upon Ya
    4. Talkin' 'Bout New Orleans
    5. They All Ask'd For You
    6. Can You Do Without?
    7. Liar
    8. You're A Friend Of Mine


    LP2
    1. Middle Of The Road
    2. Running Fast
    3. Mardi Gras Mambo
    4. Running Fast (Bonus Track)
    5. Keep On Marching (Bonus Track)
    6. He Bite Me (Bonus Track)
    7. Mother's Love (Bonus Track)
    8. Jambalaya (Bonus Track)

    The Meters
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
  • Fire On The Bayou Fire On The Bayou Quick View

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    Fire On The Bayou


    Starburst Colored Vinyl


    Hailing from the soggy streets of New Orleans, the Meters essentially invented the second line groove, influencing Funk music like no other artist (OK, aside from a singer by the name of James Brown). These cats are essentially one unified rhythm section, with expertly timed drum breaks, bass driven grooves, bluesy chicken scratch guitars and Southern sing along choruses.


    Their 1975 album Fire On The Bayou established once again that The Meters were still the undisputed masters of Funk. Tracks like Can You Do Without, Out In The Country and the title track have become staples in the Meters' songbook.

    1. Out In The Country
    2. Fire On The Bayou
    3. Love Slip Upon Ya
    4. Talkin' 'bout New Orleans
    5. They All Ask'd For You
    6. Can You Do Without?
    7. Liar
    8. You're A Friend Of Mine
    9. Middle Of The Road
    10. Running Fast
    11. Mardi Gras Mambo
    The Meters
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  • Look-Ka PY PY Look-Ka PY PY Quick View

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    Look-Ka PY PY

    Ranked 218/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second album by Art Neville's band continues the sound that made them New Orleans legends. In addition to the title track, there's plenty of funk aboard in songs like like Pungee, 9 'Til 5, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, and Yeah, You're Right. --Cub Koda.

    1. Look-Ka Py Py

    2. Rigor Mortis

    3. Pungee

    4. Thinking

    5. This Is My Last Affair

    6. Funky Miracle

    7. Yeah, You're Right

    8. Little Old Money Maker

    9. Oh, Calcutta!

    10. The Mob

    11. 9 'til 5

    12. Dry Spell

    The Meters
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  • Cabbage Alley Cabbage Alley Quick View

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    Cabbage Alley

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People). --Marc Greilsamer.
    1. You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do the Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome and Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All the time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    The Meters
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  • Cabbage Alley Cabbage Alley Quick View

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    Cabbage Alley

    Includes 2 Bonus Tracks Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People).

    - Marc Greilsamer

    1. You've Got To Change (You've Got To Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do The Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome And Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All The Time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    11. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part I *Bonus Track
    12. Chug Chug Chug-A-Lug (Push and Shove) Part II *Bonus Track
    The Meters
    $34.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • VINYL: Music From The HBO Original Series Vol. 1 VINYL: Music From The HBO Original Series Vol. 1 Quick View

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    VINYL: Music From The HBO Original Series Vol. 1

    VINYL: MUSIC FROM THE HBO® ORIGINAL SERIES - VOLUME 1 takes the listener on a musical journey with new and previously released material - all featured in the season premiere - from an array of rising stars and legendary artists, including the one and only David Johansen, who revitalizes a pair of classics by his seminal group the New York Dolls with re-recordings exclusively for the series. The soundtrack also captures the electric energy of New York City in the 1970s via a bounty of indelible pop, rock, disco, and soul favorites from such iconic stars as Otis Redding, Foghat, Jimmy Castor Bunch, Dee Dee Warwick, Edgar Winter, The Meters, and much more.
    LP 1
    1. The World Is Yours - Ty Taylor
    2. Personality Crisis - David Johansen
    3. No Good - Kaleo
    4. Sugar Daddy (Theme from Vinyl) - Sturgill Simpson
    5. Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean - Ruth Brown
    6. Mr. Pitiful - Otis Redding
    7. Suspicious Minds - Dee Dee Warwick
    8. All The Way From Memphis - Mott the Hoople
    9. Stranded In The Jungle - David Johansen


    LP 2
    1. I Like It Like That - Chris Kenner
    2. Cha Cha Twist - Ty Taylor
    3. It's Just Begun - The Jimmy Castor Bunch
    4. Want Ads - Soda Machine
    5. Hand Clapping Song - The Meters
    6. Slippin' Into Darkness - Soda Machine
    7. Frankenstein - The Edgar Winter Group
    8. Rotten Apple - Nasty Bits
    9. I Just Want To Make Love To You - Foghat

    Various Artists
    $29.99
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  • Zony Mash Zony Mash Quick View

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    Zony Mash

    For the first time anywhere an entire album filled with vintage rarities and non-album B-sides by the Meters, all glittering gems by New Orleans' wizards of slinky funk. Available on 180-gram vinyl, Zony Mash finds the Meters at the top of their game with a rump-rolling concoction that will have you moving in three different directions at once!
    1. Zony Mash
    2. I Need More Time
    3. The Look Of Love
    4. A Message From The Meters
    5. Stretch Your Rubber Band
    6. Soul Machine
    7. (The World Is A Bit Under The Weather) Doodle-Oop
    8. Good Old Funky Music
    9. Sassy Lady
    10. Borro
    11. Groovy Lady
    12. Meter Strut
    13. Funky Meters Soul
    The Meters
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  • Cabbage Alley Cabbage Alley Quick View

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    Cabbage Alley

    1. You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do the Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome and Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All the time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    The Meters
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  • Cabbage Alley Cabbage Alley Quick View

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    Cabbage Alley

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s, New Orleans's Meters churned out irresistible funk instrumentals that were distilled to their essence and intended to get people up and shaking. When the Josie label went bankrupt in 1971, the band moved over to the Reprise label and began to broaden their horizons, expanding their sonic palette and putting more emphasis on vocals. Cabbage Alley, their Reprise debut, finds them experimenting with tropical sounds (Soul Island), Allman Brothers-style guitar leads (Stay Away), Neil Young covers (Birds), and socially conscious lyrics (Lonesome and Unwanted People). --Marc Greilsamer.
    1. You've Got to Change (You've Got to Reform)
    2. Stay Away
    3. Birds
    4. The Flower Song
    5. Soul Island
    6. Do the Dirt
    7. Smiling
    8. Lonesome and Unwanted People
    9. Gettin' Funkier All the time
    10. Cabbage Alley
    The Meters
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  • Look-Ka- PY PY Look-Ka- PY PY Quick View

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    Look-Ka- PY PY

    Ranked 218/500 on Rolling Stone Magazine's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.


    The second album by Art Neville's band continues the sound that made them New Orleans legends. In addition to the title track, there's plenty of funk aboard in songs like like Pungee, 9 'Til 5, Rigor Mortis, Funky Miracle, and Yeah, You're Right. --Cub Koda.

    1. Look-Ka Py Py
    2. Rigor Mortis
    3. Pungee
    4. Thinking
    5. This Is My Last Affair
    6. Funky Miracle
    7. Yeah, You're Right
    8. Little Old Money Maker
    9. Oh, Calcutta!
    10. The Mob
    11. 9 'til 5
    12. Dry Spell
    The Meters
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  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (Black Vinyl) A Charlie Brown Christmas (Black Vinyl) Quick View

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    A Charlie Brown Christmas (Black Vinyl)


    Multi-Platinum-Selling: One Of The Most Popular And Beloved Holiday Albums Of All Time!


    The Original Soundtrack To The Perennially Favorite Holiday TV Special, A Charlie Brown Christmas



    National Recording Registry Inductee, Library Of Congress (2012)


    Grammy Hall Of Fame Inductee (2007)


    Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz called on pianist extraordinaire Vince Guaraldi and his trio to compose and perform music that would reflect the humor, charm, and innocence of Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the entire Peanuts gang for their 1965 Christmas TV special. It was a perfect match: Guaraldi strings together elegant, enticing arrangements that reflect the spirit and mood of Schulz's work and introduce contemporary jazz to youngsters with grace, charm, and creativity. What Child Is This touches on cool jazz's richly textured percussive nuances, while The Christmas Song reflects Christmas' relaxing, mellow moments. The renowned Linus and Lucy gives the Peanuts characters a fresh, energetic feel with its tantalizing meter changes, brilliant percussion, and dashing, humorous piano lines. Christmastime Is Here, perhaps the album's most endearing and eloquent moment, is six minutes of soft, lullaby-like melodic and percussive flavors. This collection of soul-soothing melodies would not be complete without the romantic gem Skating, which blends musical references to falling snowflakes with the dashing feel of swing. Finally, the uplifting, emotionally stirring swing tune Christmas Is Coming really brings the listener into the joyous light of the Christmas spirit. Fred Marshall's alluring walking basslines and drummer Jerry Granelli's hauntingly beautiful brush work give most of the album a warm foundation, while Monty Budwig and Colin Bailey shine through with eminent dexterity on bass and drums on Greensleeves. As for Guaraldi, his penetrating improvisational phrases paint pictures of the first winter snowfall, myriad glistening trees, and powdery white landscapes. With its blend of contemporary jazz and lyrical mannerisms, A Charlie Brown Christmas is a joyous and festive meditation for the holiday season.

    - Shawn M. Haney (All Music)


    Vince Guaraldi - Piano

    Monty Budwig - Bass

    Colin Bailey - Drums

    1. O Tannenbaum
    2. What Child Is This
    3. My Little Drum
    4. Linus and Lucy
    5. Christmas Time Is Here (instrumental)
    6. Christmas Time Is Here (vocal)
    7. Skating
    8. Harke, The Herald Angels Sing
    9. Christmas Is Coming
    10. Fur Elise
    11. The Christmas Song
    12. Greensleeves
    Vince Guaraldi Trio
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  • Blues In My Bottle Blues In My Bottle Quick View

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    Blues In My Bottle

    The great Lightnin' Hopkins was one of the most natural of bluesmen-a poet who would often make up lyrics as he recorded. Because his meters and chord changes were frequently irregular, he was at his best when
    unaccompanied, as on this 1961 Prestige date. Besides such blues standards as Wine Spodee-O-Dee, Blues in
    the Bottle, and Catfish Blues, the album contains originals, including Beans, Beans, Beans about his stint on a railroad track gang and D-7 about his aversion to flying.
    1. Buddy Brown's Blues (98 Degree Blues)
    2. Wine Spodee-O-Dee
    3. Sail On, Little Girl, Sail On
    4. DC-7
    5. Death Bells
    6. Goin' To Dallas To See My Pony Run
    7. Jailhouse Blues
    8. Blues In The Bottle
    9. Beans, Beans, Beans
    10. Catfish Blues
    11. My Grandpa Is Too Old!
    Lightnin' Hopkins
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  • Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl) Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl) Quick View

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    Winds Of War & Peace (200 Gram Vinyl)

    200-Gram Vinyl Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings


    Mastered By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio


    On Winds of War and Peace, conductor Lowell Graham takes the National Symphonic Winds ensemble through a program of stirring orchestrations and marches. Liberty Fanfare was composed for the centennial celebration of the Statue of Liberty in 1986. The fanfare set the stage for one of the most spectacular celebrations in America's history. Samuel Barber's Commando March composed in 1943, represents Barber's first band work. Written in a quadruple meter, this work utilizes the constant contrast of dotted and triplet rhythms. Roger Nixon's Festival Fanfare March, was recognized for superb composition by the American Bandmasters Association in 1973. It is a work that's technical, bright in color and effervescent in spirit. The album also includes Victory at Sea, El Camino Real, A Santa Cecilla and Symphonic Dance No. 3.


    Graham, a native of Greeley, Colorado, has earned recognition as one of America's most talented young conductors. He graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with both his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees. He was also the first person to be awarded the Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Orchestral Conducting from the Catholic University of America.


    Graham has led orchestras and bands on record and in performance throughout the world. He is the current conductor and commander of the United States Air Force Tactical Air Command Band.

    1. Liberty Fanfare
    2. Commando March
    3. Festival Fanfare March
    4. Victory as Sea (arr. R.R. Bennett for wind ensemble)
    5. El Camino Real
    6. A Santa Cecilia
    7. Symphonic Dances - No.3 Fiesta
    Lowell Graham
    $34.99
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    Parking Lot Symphony

    Trombone Shorty has announced the release of Parking Lot Symphony, his Blue Note Records debut. The album is a 12-track tour de force produced by Chris Seefried (Fitz and the Tantrums, Andra Day) featuring 10 new original songs along with covers of Allen Toussaint (Here Come The Girls) and The Meters (It Ain't No Use). True to its title, the album contains multitudes of sound-from brass band blare and deep-groove funk to bluesy beauty and hip-hop/pop swagger - and plenty of emotion all anchored, of course, by stellar playing and the idea that, even in the toughest of times, as he says, Music brings unity.
    1. Laveau Dirge No. 1
    2. It Ain't No Use
    3. Parking Lot Symphony
    4. Dirty Water
    5. Here Come The Girls
    6. Tripped Out Slim
    7. Familiar
    8. No Good Time
    9. Where It At?
    10. Fanfare
    11. Like A Dog
    12. Laveau Dirge Finale
    Trombone Shorty
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  • Mo Beauty (On Sale) Mo Beauty (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Mo Beauty (On Sale)

    Mo Beauty is the debut solo release from celebrated singer/songwriter Alec Ounsworth, who earned acclaim with his band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. The album was produced by veteran musician/producer and fellow Philadelphia native Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Blasters, John Lee Hooker, The Replacements), who initially suggested a New Orleans setting for recording. Working with some of the city's most storied musicians, including George Porter of The Meters on bass, Ounsworth has crafted a collection of songs that pick up where Clap Your Hands Say Yeah leave off. Mo Beauty carries on the band's vein of quirky humor, unabashed melody, and sonic experimentation, but with the weight of New Orleans and its history hovering over the recording, Ounsworth has dug deep on songs like Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (song for New Orleans), while tracks like South Philadelphia groove in a whole new way.


    Mo Beauty features George Porter, Jr. on bass, Stanton Moore on drums, Robert Walter on keys, and Matt Sutton on baritone and pedal-steel guitars, with additional help from members of the talented New Orleans community.

    1. Modern Girl (with scissors)
    2. Bones in the Grave
    3. Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (song for New Orleans)
    4. That is not my Home (after Bruegal)
    5. Idiots in the Rain
    6. South Philadelphia (Drug Days)
    7. What Fun
    8. Me and You, Watson
    9. Obscene Queen Bee #2
    10. When You've No Eyes
    Alec Ounsworth
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  • So Lonesome I Could Cry So Lonesome I Could Cry Quick View

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    So Lonesome I Could Cry

    The Hi recordings of Charlie Rich are in many ways the most reckless and adventurous of his career. In 1966 and 1967, Hi, a small Memphis label that hosted acts such as Willie Mitchell (and later Al Green) and the Bill Black Combo believed, like Sun, RCA, and Mercury before them, in Rich's prodigious talent but had no idea where to put him categorically. Most are the songs associated with Hank Williams. They are revelatory in that they reveal just how wide-ranging Rich's vision was. Beginning with Williams' own My Heart Would Know, Rich takes the songs deep into his own musical soul and, like Ray Charles before him with Modern Sounds in Country and Western Music, makes them his own, turning them into timeless pop classics. Among Rich's recordings, these 12 songs are some of the most enduring. There is You Win Again, where the pedal steel becomes an instrument of timbral control and coloration and the lyric becomes a shimmying doo wop-framed melody; Hey Good Lookin' sounds as if Rich is backed by Booker T. & the MG's and the Meters simultaneously. The cool Hammond B3 run at the beginning of Nobody's Lonesome for Me takes a honky tonk tune and turns it inside out, making it a rousing party anthem. As for Williams I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry, Rich's version is among the most beautiful and emotionally naked ever recorded. The set closes with Leon Payne's They'll Never Take Her Love Away From Me. As pedal steel guitar winds out the sang lines, Rich pours virtually everything he has into Payne's deeply moving lyric. This isn't merely a sad song, it's a devastating one; it's a suicide note; but the tenderness evoked by Rich makes it among the most beautifully twisted love songs ever performed. This collection is essential for Rich fans, and something to consider for any fan of timeless, restless country-soul from the 1960s. - Thom Jurek (All Music Guide)
    1. My Heart Would Know
    2. Take These Chains From My Heart
    3. Half As Much
    4. You Win Again
    5. I Can't Help It
    6. Hey Good Looking
    7. Your Cheating Heart
    8. Cold, Cold Heart
    9. Nobody's Lonesome For Me
    10. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
    11. Wedding Bells
    12. They'll Never Take Her Love From Me
    Charlie Rich
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  • The Happiness Project The Happiness Project Quick View

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    The Happiness Project

    The Broken Social Scene Presents Series, in which the core members of the many-membered Canadian co-op release solo albums from under the safety of the band's umbrella, has, thus far, delivered a couple of releases that haven't fallen far from the BSS tree. Charles Spearin's The Happiness Project is the most unique release in the series so far and it began as a number of interviews, in which Spearin would talk to his friends and neighbors ranging in age and culture about, essentially, the subject of happiness. Working from these recordings, Spearin used the cadence, rhythm and intonation of these voices and then recruited musicians to play a singular instrument in a fashion that matches the meter and melody of these spoken conversations.
    1. Mrs. Morris
    2. Anna
    3. Vittoria
    4. Vanessa
    5. Marisa
    6. Ondine
    7. Mr. Gowrie
    8. Mrs. Morris (Reprise)
    Charles Spearin
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  • Freaky Styley Freaky Styley Quick View

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    Freaky Styley

    Produced by George Clinton, 1985's Freaky Styley serves as hands down the funkiest outing from the Chili Peppers to date and it also marked the welcome return of original guitarist Hillel Slovak and drummer Jack Irons. A huge step forward from the band's eponymous debut, more than a few Peppers classics reside here, including Jungle Man, Hollywood (a reworking of the Meters' Africa), Nevermind, Catholic School Girls Rule and The Brothers Cup.
    1. Jungle Man

    2. Hollywood

    3. American Ghost Dance

    4. If You Want Me to Stay

    5. Nevermind

    6. Freaky Styley

    7. Blackeyed Blonde

    8. The Brothers Cup

    9. Battle Ship

    10. Lovin' and Touchin'

    11. Catholic School Girls Rule

    12. Sex Rap

    13. Thirty Dirty Birds

    14. Yertle The Turtle
    Red Hot Chili Peppers
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  • Take Ten Take Ten Quick View

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    Take Ten


    Limited, Numbered Edition Of 1,500 Copies


    Pressed On Audiophile-grade 180 Gram Vinyl At
    Pallas Group In Germany


    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Bernie
    Grundman


    Features Jim Hall On Guitar And Connie Kay On
    Drums


    Everyone wanted Desmond to come up with a sequel to the monster
    hit "Take Five"; and so he did, reworking the tune and playfully
    designating the meter as 10/8. Hence "Take Ten," a worthy sequel with
    a solo that has a Middle-Eastern feeling akin to Desmond's famous
    extemporaneous excursion with Brubeck in "Le Souk" back in 1954.
    It was here that Desmond also unveiled a spin-off of the then-red-hot
    bossa nova groove that he called "bossa antigua" (a sardonic play-on-words meaning "old thing"), which laid the ground for Desmond's
    next album and a few more later in the decade. Jim Hall now gets
    plenty of room to stretch out, supported by Connie Kay's gently
    dropped bombs, and he is the perfect understated swinging foil for
    the wistful altoist. There is not a single track here that isn't loaded with
    ingeniously worked out, always melodic ideas. Now Take Ten finally
    gets the audiophile treatment it deserves, with this 180gram reissue,
    mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman. Each copy
    of this limited edition release is numbered with a gold foil stamp.

    1. Take Ten
    2. El Prince
    3. Alone Together
    4. Embarcadero
    5. Theme From Black Orpheus
    6. Nancy
    7. Samba De Orpheu
    8. The One I Love (Belongs To Somebody Else)
    Paul Desmond
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    Filles De Kilimanjaro (On Sale)

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    Davis' Self-Proclaimed "Directions in Music" March Begins Here


    Mastered from the Original Master Tapes: Abundant Jazz, Funk, and Rock Textures Rotate Around a Luscious Tonal Center


    Landmark 1968 Effort Recognized as Davis' Prelude Into Full-On Fusion: Exotic Suite-Like Album Beautiful, Intense, Adventurous


    Miles Davis' move into full-on fusion starts here. Abandoning his bebop roots and chasing electric dreams, rock-based rhythms, and ostinato pulses, the icon gives life to new music forms on Filles de Kilimanjaro, a titanic release prized for its historical significance and lasting beauty. Grounded and focused, the five compositions unfold like a unified suite. Such peak lyricism, flourishes, and phrases are experienced in the highest-possible fidelity on Mobile Fidelity's 45RPM 2LP set.


    Mastered from the original master tapes and pressed on 180g vinyl at RTI, this collectable audiophile version of Filles de Kilimanjaro joins the ranks of eleven other essential Davis sets given supreme sonic and packaging treatment by Mobile Fidelity. Loaded with revealing signatures, the record takes on even greater import when heard the way Davis and his mates discerned it in the studio. Backgrounds are squid-ink black, pianissimo lines shimmer, and the electric piano emerges with tube-amp warmth.


    Indeed, the exotic sound, touch, and feel of the songs on Filles de Kilimanjaro are as crucial as the melodies. To that extent, listeners can now enjoy the expressive tonalities and lush colors from each instrument in full-range glory. Voicings, harmonics, and pitches are rendered with exquisite detail. The manners in which the textures and phrases rotate what seems like a unified tonal center places you at the original recording sessions, executed in July and September 1968.


    The final appearance of Davis' classic second quintet bears fruit on three of the record's cuts, including the title track and R&B-tinted "Frelon Brun." Sparked with restrained funk, driving grooves, and bluesy accents, Filles de Kilimanjaro maintains an instinctive flow and controlled fredom that permit Davis to oversee an innovative blending of alterations, improvisation, and cycles. Comprised of multiple sections, "Petits Machins" is a lesson in perfectly played melodic complexity, with chromatic riffs, dominant chords, syncopated progressions, and switching meters forming a singular mosaic.


    Filles de Kilimanjaro also represents a jumping-off point for Davis' lineup. For the September sessions, Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock while Dave Holland relieved Ron Carter. The new additions speak a different albeit common language, fitting in with Davis' desire to draw from rock and weave funk into open-minded excursions filled with exoticism, soulfulness, and wonder.


    More than 40 years ago, this record epitomized the future of jazz. Davis even announced such aspirations with the tagline "Directions in Music." With the jazz world still trying to wrap its collective mind around its genius, it still does.


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    1. Frelon Brun
    2. Tout de Suite
    3. Petits Machins
    4. Filles de Kilimanjaro
    5. Mademoiselle Mary
    Miles Davis
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    American Tunes

    Nonesuch releases American Tunes, a new studio album by legendary New Orleans musician Allen Toussaint. Toussaint had just completed the album when he passed away in November of last year during a European tour. Recording took place at two sets of sessions with producer Joe Henry: solo piano at Toussaint's New Orleans home studio in 2013, and with the rhythm section of Jay Bellerose and David Piltch-joined by guests Bill Frisell, Charles Lloyd, Greg Leisz, Rhiannon Giddens, and Van Dyke Parks-in Los Angeles in October 2015. The album comprises solo performances of Professor Longhair tunes and band arrangements of songs by Toussaint, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Simon, and others.


    Allen Toussaint's work as composer, producer, arranger, and performer, especially in the 1960s and '70s, helped shape the sound of R&B, soul, and funk as we know it today. He collaborated memorably with artists ranging from Lee Dorsey and Ernie K. Doe to the Pointer Sisters and Labelle, from the Meters and Dr. John to the Band and Paul McCartney. The New York Times recently said, In Mr. Toussaint's long career as songwriter, arranger and producer he has honed a piano style that's supportive and allusive; a little trill or tremolo sums up all the splashy joys of New Orleans patriarchs like Professor Longhair and James Booker, and a syncopated chord under right-hand octaves summons gospel. Mr. Toussaint has the two-fisted, rippling vocabulary of the city's piano legacy, but he uses it in dapper ways.


    Toussaint's children, Alison Toussaint-LeBeaux and Clarence Reginald Toussaint, who have long served as their father's managers, said of the American Tunes album, Our father approached this project with great care and understanding of the songs selected and paid true homage to Professor Longhair, his musical hero. He wanted to bring as much of the Toussaint touch as he could to these wonderful classics.


    Nonesuch previously released The Bright Mississippi in 2009. Also produced by Henry, the record includes songs by jazz greats such as Sidney Bechet, Jelly Roll Morton, Django Reinhardt, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and Billy Strayhorn. The album received tremendous critical praise, with the Boston Globe saying it couldn't sound more like New Orleans. (Toussaint) revisits jazz classics and takes them for a stroll through Preservation Hall, imbuing his own funky brand of pop-song charisma. The results are coolly sophisticated, an unfussy, mostly instrumental set of slink-and-slide joints shot through with a harmonic imagination that turns even a traditional hymn into an after-hours swing Toussaint's musical soul guides all, making the classics sound like his own.


    That project indirectly grew from Toussaint's contributions to Our New Orleans, the benefit album that Nonesuch released in fall 2005 to aid hurricane victims in the wake of the Katrina disaster. That collection opens with a version of Yes We Can Can, the Toussaint song the Pointer Sisters made famous, newly recorded with producer Joe Henry, and it included a solo piano piece, Tipitina and Me, co-written by Toussaint in tribute to Professor Longhair.


    Joe Henry had first worked with Toussaint when he invited the pianist to join the sessions for I Believe to My Soul, a studio convocation of mature R&B stars. Henry subsequently acted as producer on Toussaint's post-Katrina collaboration with Elvis Costello, The River in Reverse. He describes the most recent sessions: I have been working with Allen Toussaint-under his spell and subject to his influence-for a full decade now. He was a quiet radical, musically-speaking, and a prince of great humility.

    LP 1
    1. Delores' Boyfriend
    2. Viper's Drag
    3. Confessin' (That I Love You)
    4. Mardi Gras In New Orleans
    5. Lotus Blossom
    6. Waltz For Debby
    7. Big Chief
    8. Rocks In My Bed
    9. Danza, Op. 33
    10. Hey Little Girl


    LP 2
    1. Rosetta
    2. Come Sunday
    3. Southern Nights
    4. American Tune
    5. Her Mind Is Gone
    6. Moon River
    7. Bald Head

    Allen Toussaint
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