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Party Of OneRounder Records announces the first-ever solo album release from legendary guitarist/vocalist George Thorogood, titled PARTY OF ONE. The album will feature 14 cuts of traditional blues, classics, and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker's One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer to Hank Williams' Pictures From Life's Other Side, and The Rolling Stones' No Expectations.
PARTY OF ONE was produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison, and Stevie Ray Vaughan), who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of Thorogood's biggest albums to date (RIDE 'TIL I DIE, THE HARD STUFF, THE DIRTY DOZEN). The album's primarily acoustic instrumentation - including slide, Dobro, and harmonica - is performed entirely by Thorogood, raw and stripped down, with an intimate one-on-one feel.
Says Thorogood: I think this is a project that's long overdue. Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. After playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice. Thorogood continues, But I think Destroyers fans - and hardcore blues fans, too - are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I've always said, 'Just give them what you are, and they're either going to dig it or not.' This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be.
PARTY OF ONE is Thorogood's return to Rounder Records, the roots label with which he first signed in 1976 to record the three hit albums that launched his recording career, beginning with his debut, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS. Says Rounder co-founder Ken Irwin: George's coming back is a nice completing of the circle. This record shows his talent as a storyteller in a very different setting, with all the emotion in his guitar and vocals. It's a really intimate record, but it's unmistakably a George Thorogood record, too.
Co-founder Marian Levy adds, You'd think it would be almost impossible to recapture, but there's immediacy to this record that harks back to the radicalism of the early Destroyers. In many ways, I think this record is a summation of George's career.
Rounder Records Vice President of A&R Scott Billington, also the album's executive producer, says: This wasn't an easy record for George to make. He had to viscerally reconnect with a time in his life when he was discovering who he was. But as you listen to these songs, you realize that he is, and always has been, an authentic blues player. This album is George Thorogood claiming his legacy.
Over the course of the last four decades, George Thorogood, with his longtime legendary band, The Destroyers, has sold more than 15 million albums, released 16 studio albums - including six gold and two platinum discs - and performed more than 8,000 live shows. George Thorogood and the Destroyers' catalog of hits include: Who Do You Love?, I Drink Alone, One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer, Move It On Over, Get A Haircut, and the anthemic Bad To The Bone.1. I'm A Steady Rollin' Man (Robert Johnson)
2. Soft Spot (Gary Nicholson and Allen Shamblin)
3. Tallahassee Women (John Hammond Jr.)
4. Wang Dang Doodle (Willie Dixon)
5. Boogie Chillen (John Lee Hooker)
6. No Expectations (The Rolling Stones)
7. Bad News (Johnny Cash)
8. Down The Highway (Bob Dylan)
9. Got To Move (Elmore James)
10. Born With The Blues (Brownie McGhee)
11. The Sky Is Crying (Elmore James)
12. The Hookers (If You Miss 'Im I got 'Im) (John Lee Hooker)
13. Pictures From Life's Other Side (Hank Williams)
14. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer (John Lee Hooker)$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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George Thorogood And The Destroyers (Awaiting Repress)Heavy on his bluesy guitar playing, Thorogood's first album serves as the prototype for all future Destroyer records. The 1977 classic also contains their crowd pleasing rendition of John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer."
Originally released in 1977, this debut record from George Thorogood & the Destroyers helped catapult the band to national prominence.
A landmark release, it's still regarded as one of Thorogood's best albums.1. You Got To Lose
2. Madison Blues
3. One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer
4. Kind Hearted Woman
5. Can't Stop Lovin'
6. Ride On Josephine
7. Homesick Boy
8. John Hardy
9. I'll Change My Style
10. Delaware Slide$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
2120 South Michigan AveOn their 17th studio album, George Thorogood and The Destroyers pay tribute to their Chess Records label heroes, including many of Thorogood's legendary mentors who helped to launch his career in rock & roll. Titled 2120 South Michigan Avenue named for the the address of Chess Records' Chicago headquarters the 13-track album features Thorogood's raw, rocking turn on classics by a who's-who of the blues, including Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Howlin' Wolf, Buddy Guy, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and other Chess greats, as well as new original songs written by Thorogood, the album's producer, Tom Hambridge, and Richard Fleming.The album is produced by musician, songwriter and producer Tom Hambridge, a four-time Grammy Award nominee and 2010 Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album (Hambridge produced Buddy Guy's Living Proof) and ASCAP Songwriter of the Year Award winner. The album's featured guests include 2010 Grammy Award winners Buddy Guy and Charlie Musselwhite.1. Going Back
2. Hi-Heel Sneakers - Featuring Buddy Guy
3. Seventh Son
5. Let It Rock
6. Two Trains Running (Still A Fool)
7. Bo Diddley
8. Mama Talk To Your Daughter
9. Help Me
10. My Babe - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite
11. Sweet Little Rock and Roller
12. Willie Dixon's Gone
13. Chicago Bound
14. 2120 South Michigan Ave. - Featuring Charlie Musselwhite
$34.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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Move It On OverThis 1978 outing was a fresh and vital collection showcasing his amazing energy, rousing vocals and driving guitar playing. While he wen on to make
more commercially successful albums in his career, the spirit and innocence of Move It On Over was never duplicated.
On their hit sophomore release, Thorogood & the Destroyers expand their sound, adding a distinctive stamp to a range of blues and country classics.1. Move It On Over
2. Who Do You Love
3. The Sky Is Crying
4. Cocaine Blues
5. It Wasn't Me
6. That Same Thing
7. So Much Trouble
8. I'm Just Your Good Thing
9. Baby Please Set A Date
10. New Hawaiian Boogie$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Boogie Chillin' - Canada 1978The concert featured on this deluxe LP release comes from an FM Radio Broadcast performed by the Destroyers in July 1978, at the famous El Mocambo in Toronto, Canada.
Featuring cuts from his first two albums plus more, this recording finds a red hot blues band at an early point in a career that has seen them release more than 20 albums, of which two have been certified Platinum and six certified Gold. The group continue to perform extensively today and in 2014 celebrated their 40th Anniversary as a touring band.LP 1
1.Baby, Please Set A Date
2.I'll Change My Style
4.Who Do You Love
3.Ride On Josephine
4.Reelin' And Rockin'$37.99140 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Hound Dog Taylor And The HouseRockersIncludes Bonus Track
In celebration of the label's 40th Anniversary, Alligator Records is reissuing their long out of print legendary first release from 1971 on 180g vinyl! A raucous, joyous dose of Chicago slide blues that has influenced everyone from George Thorogood to Gov't Mule to Jon Spencer. Remastered with the bonus track Look On Yonder's Wall.1. She's Gone
2. Walking The Ceiling
3. Held My Baby Last Night
4. Taylor's Rock
5. It's Alright
6. Phillip's Theme
7. Wild About You, Baby
8. I Just Can't Make It
9. It Hurts Me Too
10. 44 Blues
11. Give Me Back My Wig
12. 55th Street Boogie
13. Look On Yonder's Wall*
*bonus track$20.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Don't Turn Me From Your Door: 50th Anniversary Edition50th Anniversary Edition
First Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Presentation Of His Groundbreaking, Earth Shattering, Iconic 1963 Masterpiece
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso From The Original ATCO Records Tapes
John Lee Hooker was absolutely one of the most prolific and rhythmic pioneers of the blues scene for most of his life. Recording his first 78's in the forties and rapidly becoming one of the most in demand bluesmen of his time, Hooker was truly an American legend of our modern times.
With hundreds of songs and an untold amount of recordings and live performances throughout his
lifetime, John Lee Hooker was also one of the most revered and interpreted songwriters. Major recording acts like Canned Heat, Johnny Winter, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, George Thorogood were all champions of this sorely missed icon.
Fifty years ago, ATCO Records released one of the most important albums of his career with Don't Turn Me From Your Door - John Lee Hooker Sings His Blues. The dozen gems that make up this rural blues event would go on to become some of his most famous tunes including the title track which was covered by numerous rock and blues artists over the years like Savoy Brown and the terrific blues wailing of Drifting Blues, the rockin' Real Real Gone and of course another brilliant standard with My Baby Don't Love Me.
The award winning giant of the blues continues with even more hard rockin' blues like Guitar Lovin' Man,
Wobbling Baby and his fan favorite Stuttering Blues.
Friday Music is no stranger to the artistry of the late great John Lee Hooker, and it is with much honor to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl 50th Anniversary release of his masterpiece Don't Turn Me From Your Door.
Impeccably mastered by Joe "Bluesman" Reagoso (John Lee Hooker/Canned Heat/Johnny Winter) from
the original ATCO Records tapes, John Lee Hooker's classic Don't Turn Me From Your Door will truly be one of the most anticipated blues releases of the year.
To make your limited edition listening experience all the more entertaining, we are also including the very rare album cover graphics for the first time in fifty years, which will truly enhance the wonderful blues within by the legendary John Lee Hooker.
Don't Forget To Boogie!1. Stuttering Blues
2. Wobbling Baby
3. You Lost A Good Man
4. Love My Baby
5. Misbelieving Baby
6. Drifting Blues
7. Don't Turn Me From Your Door
8. My Baby Don't Love Me
9. I Ain't Got Nobody
10. Real Real Gone
11. Guitar Lovin' Man
12. Talk About Your Baby$29.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The Savage HeartThe Jim Jones Revue may be born of British blood, but, musically speaking, they're plenty American at heart. The band's rollicking amalgam of '50s-inspired rock 'n' roll and menacing garage rock feels more indebted to Memphis or the Motor City than the band's native London.
Evidence of such is spread thickly across The Savage Heart, Jones and friends' third offering for Punk Rock Blues Records. At nine tracks and just under 40 minutes, the band cranks out a sweat-stained slate of ugly, rootsy American rock charged full of greaser gusto. Following in the hefty footprints of its strong 2010 record, Burning Down Your House, The Savage Heart once again draws from an American foundation, from the rip-up piano work of Jerry Lee Lewis and George Thorogood's boogie blues swagger to the wild aggression of proto punk upstarts like the MC5.
But while that's a lot of sonic history to pack into a limited slate of tracks, it's the way the band picks through its hefty musical lineage and mines its best attributes that helps the record live up to its name. "It's Gotta Be About Me" cruises with retro flair and biker cool, while the bouncy piano lines give "Where'd Da Money Go?" a groovy kick in the ass. But the real show comes courtesy of Jones, who lets his madcap frontman instincts and hoarse voice run wild on tracks like the love-scorn "Catastrophe". The record comes to a comparatively tame close on "Midnight Oceans & The Savage Heart", but even that tune's seemingly innocent throwback to a long-departed era of drive-in movies and high school sock hops is coated in a thick layer of kitschy nostalgia.
Is the Jim Jones Revue a playful detour through rock history? Or maybe a bourbon-soaked bar band from hell? The Savage Heart is a little bit of both, thanks to a band with the smarts, chops, and passion to make something fresh out of the expansive musical fodder that helped lay its rowdy foundation.
-Ryan Bray (Consequence Of Sound)1. It's Gotta Be About Me
2. Never Let You Go
3. 7 Times Around The Sun
4. Where Da Money Go?
5. Chain Gang
6. In And Out Of Harm's Way
8. Eagle Eye Ball
9. Midnight OcÉans & The Savage Heart$17.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Go Bo Diddley
The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Series Begins!
Bo Diddley's Masterwork Album!
First Time Official Audiophile Vinyl - Stunning First Time Gatefold Cover
Mastered From The Authorized Chess Records Mono Tapes By Joe Reagoso
Bo Diddley (Elias McDaniel) was truly an American original. There will never be another Bo Diddley nor anyone in the music
industry who could influence generations upon generations of aspiring rock 'n rollers like Bo Diddley has and continues to this
day, even years after his short time on earth.
Celebrating six decades in the music business, this Mississippian native initially captivated millions of kids in the fifties
with his first recordings like Bo Diddley and Say Man. He drove the rockers mad with his famous guitar riffs and boogie beat,
filled with poetic lyrics and a thrilling presence on the stage.
Bringing his original "Bo Diddley Beat" to Chess Records in early 1955, the Chicago based label and the pioneer rocker hit
a goldmine immediately with his arsenal of tunes that he presented to Phil and Leonard Chess. A lot of these great songs became
top charting singles which culminated in his masterwork album Go! Bo Diddley.
Kicking things off with one of his finest smash hits Cracking Up, Bo roars through a treasure trove of 11 more champions
which made this one of the most important and emulated albums of all time. The album features classic gems like his classics
Dearest Darling, Say Man, Don't Let It Go and The Clock Struck Twelve. Noted for his stellar guitar work, pretty much introducing his Bo Diddley Beat riff to a whole new generation of guitar players, Go! Bo Diddley was truly a primer for a ton of rock and
blues artists for years like Eric Burdon and The Animals, George Thorogood, Buddy Holly, The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and
Bo Diddley opened the doors for millions of music fans around the world to enjoy rock and blues, making him along with
Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley and Little Richard as one of the first pioneers of the popular recording business that we all enjoy to
Friday Music is no stranger to the music of the legendary Chess Records arsenal of fine recordings. That is why we are so
very proud to announce our first installment in The Bo Diddley/Friday Music 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Series with his legendary
masterpiece Go! Bo Diddley.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Chuck Berry) for the first time on audiophile vinyl
from the Chess monophonic tapes, Bo Diddley's Go! Bo Diddley will truly become one of the most important and historical 180
Gram Audiophile Vinyl titles in quite some time.
To further celebrate this first time audiophile vinyl LP, we enhance this limited edition masterwork with a stunning gatefold
cover featuring the original artwork elements as well as two classic rare inside gatefold photos of the man who helped start
rock and roll.
Bo Diddley Go! Bo Diddley Impeccable mono from the AUTHORIZED Chess Records tapes! Go Bo Diddley!1. Crackin' Up
2. I'm Sorry
3. Bo's Guitar
4. Willie and Lillie
5. You Don't Love Me (You Don't Care)
6. Say Man
7. The Great Grandfather
8. Oh Yea
9. Don't Let It Go
10. Little Girl
11. Dearest Darling
12. The Clock Strikes Twelve$26.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Mono Buy Now