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Tony Joe White (On Sale)Tony Joe White scored big with 1969's Polk Salad Annie from the album Black & White [MOVLP989] and he was having success as a songwriter too: Rainy Night In Georgia was a huge hit for Brook Benton in 1970.
His self-titled third album (1971) finds the Swamp Fox tempering his bluesy rockers with a handful of introspective, soul-dripping ballads and introducing horn and string arrangements for the first time. The addition of the Memphis Horns and other Muscle Shoals session men really worked well for the album. Many of the songs will remind the listener just how turbulent the cultural climate of the late '60s and early '70s was in the U.S. Songs like The Change, Black Panther Swamps and I Just Walked Away (the album's first single) are testament to the era.
The album was recorded over a two-week period in December 1970, in two different Memphis studios. Producing the album was none other than London-born Peter Asher, who had just produced James Taylor's early hits.1. They Caught The Devil And Put Him In Jail In Eudora, Arkansas
2. The Change
3. My Kind Of Woman
4. The Daddy
5. Black Panther Swamps
6. Five Summers For Jimmy
7. A Night In The Life Of A Swamp Fox
8. Traveling Bone
9. I Just Walked Away
10. Copper Kettle
11. Voodoo Village$34.99 $27.64 Save $7.35 (21%)180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Rain Crow"With a deep, come-hither voice" (Mother Jones) and an "ability to turn that throbbing, thumping uh-uhh hazy guitar beat" (PopMatters), the "King of Swamp Rock" Tony Joe White will release his 19th studio album, Rain Crow, on Yep Roc Records. Recorded at his own studio and produced by his son, Jody White, Rain Crow summons recollections of long ago, when animals foretold the weather, tongue-talking worshippers proved their faith by handling snakes and a "bad wind" could drive a man to edge of insanity.
The nine-song set features new compositions White wrote over the past three years, including co-writes with his wife, Leann, and Billy Bob Thornton on "The Middle of Nowhere." Known for popularizing swamp music, he wrote gems like "Polk Salad Annie" and "Rainy Night in Georgia," and has had his songs performed by Elvis, Ray Charles, and Tina Turner.1. Hoochie Woman
2. The Bad Wind
3. Rain Crow
4. The Opening of the Box
5. Right Back in the Fire
6. The Middle of Nowhere
7. Conjure Child
8. Where Do They Go
9. Tell Me A Swamp Story$22.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
God's Problem Child'God's Problem Child' is Willie's first album to debut all-new songs since 'Band of Brothers' in 2014. It includes 13 new songs, including seven recently written by Willie and Buddy Cannon, his longtime collaborator and producer. The album's title track, penned by Jamey Johnson and Tony Joe White, includes vocals by both writers and the legendary Leon Russell (on what may be Russell's very last recording). Closing the album is He Won't Ever Be Gone, a song written by Gary Nicholson that pays tribute to Willie's outlaw country comrade, Merle Haggard.1. Little House on the Hill
2. Old Timer
3. True Love
4. Delete and Fast Forward
5. A Woman's Love
6. Your Memory Has a Mind Of Its Own
8. Still Not Dead
9. God's Problem Child
10. It Gets Easier
11. Lady Luck
12. I Made a Mistake
13. He Won't Ever Be Gone$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
Exactly Like This200 Gram Double LP Plated And Pressed At Quality Record Pressings
Understanding the importance of restraint to the blues, he skirts the predictable with fresh imagery in lyrics and his music is barb-wire sharp. - Down Beat Magazine
Doug MacLeod is a unique, powerful guitarist with a rich and soulful voice, singing original songs based on his own life and experiences. This is Genuine Original Acoustic Music at its very best.
His new album Exactly Like This is his third release with Reference Recordings. It's MacLeod at his very best, in a richly detailed recording by Grammy-winning engineer Keith Johnson, made at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, California.
In live performance, Doug MacLeod assures his audience This song is going to go exactly like this. It's presented just for them, not a repeat of any performance he's ever given or will ever give. He records the same way, each of his original songs are offered with a fresh voice. Exactly Like This contains 11 new MacLeod originals reflecting and paying tribute to some of his diverse musical influences: Louis Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Jerry Reed, Tony Joe White, John Lee Hooker, and even a little Duke Ellington. In his previous 19 studio albums, several live records, compilations, a blues guitar instructional DVD and a live performance DVD, MacLeod has consistently earned raves.
His songs have been covered by many artists including Albert King, Albert Collins, Joe Louis Walker and Eva Cassidy. He has co-written songs with Dave Alvin and Coco Montoya. MacLeod's songs have been featured in many TV movies and the hit show In the Heat of the Night. Two of his songs are on Grammy-nominated albums by Albert King and Albert Collins.
Doug MacLeod isn't just a blues guy, he's a singer/songwriter/storyteller and serious guitarist. He is one of the few modern artists doing all original material and traveling the country like a troubadour. Just Doug, headed down the road in his Honda, baseball on the radio, Siri by his side and a trunk full of music!LP1
1. Rock It Till the Crows Come Home
2. Too Many Misses For Me
3. Find Your Right Mind
4. Ain't It Rough?
5. Serious Doin' Woman
1. Ridge Runner
2. New Morning Road
5. Heavens The Only Place
6. You Got It Good (And That Ain't Bad)$49.99200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1557xTony Joe White
Tony JoeTony Joe was the third studio album by Tony Joe White, released in 1970. It contained the singles High Sheriff of Calhoun Parrish and Save Your Sugar For Me. The album was recorded at RCA Victor Studios, Nashville and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis, and produced by Billy Swan.
A mixture of original recordings and covers, it featured White's versions of Hard To Handle made popular by Otis Redding and Boom Boom by John Lee Hooker.1. Stud-Spider
2. High Sheriff Of Calhoun Parrish
3. Widow Wimberly
4. Conjure Woman
5. Save Your Sugar For Me
6. Hard To Handle
7. What Does It Take (To Win Your Love)
8. My Friend
9. Stockholm Blues
10. Boom Boom$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
HoodooTony Joe White's latest effort, Hoodoo, emerges via Yep Roc Records. Awash in danger, spiritual uncertainty, and environmental fury, Hoodoo's lyrical concerns are matched by a particularly intense strain of White's trademark swamp funk.1. The Gift
2. Holed Up
3. Who You Gonna Hoodoo Now?
4. 9 Foot Sack
5. Alligator, Mississippi
6. The Flood
7. Storm Comin'
8. Gypsy Epilogue
9. Sweet Tooth$22.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP + CD - Sealed Buy Now
OVSE-MOV-1203xTony Joe White
ContinuedContinued is the second album released by swamprocker Tony Joe White. Recorded at Monument Studios, Nashville and Lyn-Lou Studios, Memphis in 1969 and released the same year, the album contained the single Roosevelt And Ira Lee. It was produced by Billy Swan and engineered by Tommy Strong and Mort Thomasson.
The album contains the track Rainy Night In Georgia popularized by R&B vocalist Brook Benton in 1970. It reached #4 on the Pop Singles and #2 on the Adult Contemporary charts, respectively. The RIAA certified the single Gold for sales of one million copies. In 2004, it was ranked #498 on the List of Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. David Ruffin recorded a cover version of the song the same year as Benton, however, Motown for unknown reasons did not release the album.
The song has been covered by a number of musicians, including Ray Charles, Otis Rush, Randy Crawford, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Amos Garrett, Hank Williams, Jr., Shelby Lynne, John Holt, Nicky Thomas, by the duet of Conway Twitty and Sam Moore, Aaron Neville, and reggae band The Gladiators.1. Elements And Things
2. Roosevelt And Ira Lee (Night Of The Mossacin)
4. Rainy Night In Georgia
5. For Le Ann
6. Old Man Willis
7. Woman With Soul
8. I Want You
9. I Thought I Knew You Well
10. The Migrant$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
The Shine (Awaiting Repress)One of the most distinctive and respected songwriters of the Deep South, Tony Joe White, gets raw and real on his new record THE SHINE, set for a September 28 release on his own Swamp Records. THE SHINE is a stripped-down collection of ten new White-penned songs that beautifully lays bare his rich, nuanced baritone, and distinctive brand of swampy southern soul.
While Whites critically acclaimed Uncovered featured a slew of special guests including Eric Clapton, Mark Knopfler, Michael McDonald and J.J. Cale, THE SHINE is all about White. He produced and recorded the album himself in his home studio outside Nashville. From the first whispery notes of Season Man, in which he recounts an ominous dream, to the records closing track, A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down, THE SHINE is an album of understated beauty and beguiling mystery.1. Season Man
2. Ain't Doing Nobody No Good
3. Paintings on the Mountain
4. Tell Me Why
6. Long Way from the River
7. Strange Night
8. Something to Soften the Blow
9. Roll Train Roll
10. A Place to Watch the Sun Go Down$18.99Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
Down Where The Spirit Meets The BoneDown Where The Spirit Meets The Bone is the first album in 4 years from the 3-time
Grammy Award Winning musician and features 20 new songs, with 18 written solely by
As expected from Williams, there are poignant intimate moments that cut to the core as
well as some of the fullest arrangements Williams has recorded. Williams challenges
herself vocally throughout the album, exploring new dynamics with her instrument and
even incorporating improvisational elements to some of her songs. There are extended
performances by an incredible list of guests that include guitarists Bill Frisell, Tony Joe
White & Stuart Mathis, keyboardist Ian McLagan (Faces) as well as Elvis Costello's
famed rhythm section of Pete Thomas (drums) and Davey Faragaher (bass). Jakob
Dylan adds harmony vocals on the beautiful "It's Gonna Rain", while Williams' longtime
rhythm section of Butch Norton (drums) and David Sutton (bass) make significant
At 61, Lucinda Williams is in the middle of the most prolific point of her career, with no
signs of slowing down. After 10 acclaimed studio albums, she is still evolving and pushing
She refuses to rest on her laurels. Then again, the best artists never do.1. Compassion
3. Burning Bridges
4. East Side of Town
5. West Memphis
6. Cold Day In Hell
8. Wrong Number
9. Stand Right By Each Other
10. It's Gonna Rain
11. Something Wicked This Way Comes
12. Big Mess
13. When I Look At the World
14. Walk On
15. Temporary Nature (Of Any Precious Thing)
16. Everything But the Truth
17. This Old Heartache
18. Stowaway In Your Heart
19. One More Day
20. Magnolia$34.99Vinyl LP - 3 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Right Place Wrong Time (Pure Pleasure)This recording session was not released until five years after it was done. One can imagine the tapes practically smoldering in their cases, the music is so hot. Sorry, there is nothing 'wrong' about this blues album at all. Otis Rush was a great blues expander, a man whose guitar playing was in every molecule pure blues. On his solos on this album he strips the idea of the blues down to very simple gestures (i.e., a bent string, but bent in such a subtle way that the seasoned blues listener will be surprised). As a performer he opens up the blues form with his chord progressions and use of horn sections, the latter instrumentation again added in a wonderfully spare manner, bringing to mind a master painter working certain parts of a canvas in order to bring in more light. Blues fans who get tired of the same old song structures, riff, and rhythms should be delighted with most of Rush's output, and this one is among his best. Sometimes all he does to make a song sound unlike any blues one has ever heard is just a small thing -- a chord moving up when one expects it go down, for example. The production is particularly skilled, and the fact that Capitol Records turned this session down after originally producing it can only be reasonably accepted when combined with other decisions this label has made, such as turning down the Doors because singer Jim Morrison had »no charisma«. This record doesn't mess around at all. The first track takes off like the man they fire out of a cannon at the end of a circus, a perceived climax swaggeringly representing just the beginning, after all. Some of the finest tracks are the ones that go longer than five minutes, allowing the players room to stretch. And that means more of Rush's great guitar playing, of course. For the final track he leaves the blues behind completely for a moving cover version of Rainy Night in Georgia by Tony Joe White.
- Otis Rush (vocal, guitar)
- Doug Killmer, John Kahn (bass)
- Hart McNee (alto saxophone)
- John Wilmeth (trumpet)
- Ron Stallings (tenor saxophone)
- Fred Burton (guitar)
- Mark Naftalin (piano)
- Ira Kamin (organ)
- Bob Jones (drums)
Recording: February 1971 at Wally Heider's Studio, San Francisco
Production: Nick Gravenites and Otis Rush
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. Tore Up
2. Right Place, Wrong Time
3. Easy Go
4. Three Times A Fool
5. Rainy Night In Georgia
6. Natural Ball
7. I Wonder Why
8. Your Turn To Cry
9. Lonely Man
10. Take A Look Behind$34.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
9012Live - The SolosFirst Time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl Release
Featuring The One Time Line-up Of Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Alan White, Tony Kaye & Trevor Rabin
Mastered Impeccably By Joe Reagoso (Yes, Kansas, David Bowie)
After the amazing success of the mega platinum 90125 (FRM 9012), Yes embarked on a grand world tour in 1984 featuring the stellar line up of Jon Anderson (vocals/guitar), the late great Chris Squire(bass/vocals), Alan White (drums/vocals), as well as the return of Tony Kaye (keyboards/vocals) and new Yes member Trevor Rabin (guitar/vocals).
The tour was a stunning smash and luckily tape was rolling as they captured each member in their own cosmic and artistic space, which prevailed in each and every performance on this fine album.
This long out of print album featured crowd pleasers like Hold On and Changes from 90125, plus incredible vocal work outs from Jon Anderson on Soon from Relayer (FRM-18122) and Alan White and Chris Squire's duo solos on Whitefish. Even Amazing Grace receives an entirely new interpretation from the magical bass of Chris Squire, which is one of the finer examples of the sheer artistry and innovative music that Yes has been giving their worldwide audience for decades.
Friday Music has been releasing the artistry and impeccable YES Atlantic Records catalog now for many years, so it is with great pleasure to announce the first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl release of YES 9012LIVE- THE SOLOS.
Mastered impeccably by Joe Reagoso (Yes) at Friday Music and Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA, this special limited edition release is also included the original Lp sized artwork elements not seen since its original vinyl release back in 1985.1. Hold On
3. Solly's Beard
6. Amazing Graze
7. Whitefish$32.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
Big GeneratorLimited Edition First Time In 180 Gram Vinyl With Gatefold Cover
Mastered By Joe Reagoso
After the success of 1983's 90125, Yes fans celebrated the return of their favorite super group with their 1987 global smash Big Generator. With the highly regarded dream team musicians consisting of Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Trevor Rabin, Tony Kaye (& Alan White on drums), Big Generator truly stands as absolutely one of the most intriguing LP's in their 45 year history.
This top 15 album is now being presented as a first time 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl & gatefold cover, mastered by Joe Reagoso & featuring hits like Rhythm Of Love and the number 1 Love Will Find A Way1. Rhythm of Love
2. Big Generator
3. Shoot High, Aim Low
4. Almost Like Love
5. Love Will Find a Way
6. Final Eyes
7. I'm Running
8. Holy Lamb (Song for Harmonic Convergence)$31.99180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP Buy Now
The River & The ThreadI went back to where I was born, and these songs started arriving in me, says Rosanne Cash. All these things happened that made me feel a deeper connection to the South than I ever had. We started finding these great stories, and the melodies that went with those experiences.
With The River and the Thread, Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Her last two albums, Black Cadillac (2006) and The List (2009), were both nominated for Grammy Awards; The List-an exploration of essential songs as selected and given to Rosanne by her father, Johnny Cash-was also named Album of the Year by the Americana Music Association. In addition, her best-selling 2010 memoir, Composed, was described by the Chicago Tribune as one of the best accounts of an American life you will likely ever read.
Cash, who has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 Number Ones, wrote all of the new album's songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. Featuring a long list of guests-from young guns like John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Derek Trucks to such legends as John Prine and Tony Joe White-The River and the Thread is a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, and historic landscape of the American South. The album's unique sound, which draws from country, blues, gospel, and rock, reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the region.
Rosanne Cash acknowledges that, even with fifteen albums and four books behind her, it was difficult to start writing songs again after spending several years immersed in the masterful compositions featured on The List. You cannot keep that in your mind, except as an inspiration, a standard to aspire to, she says. To say, 'I'm going to write a song as great as Take These Chains'-you're not! So the only way to not get dismantled by that is to stay connected to your own muse, and immerse yourself completely in what you're doing so it can be as rich and authentic as it can possibly be. That's all you can hope for.
With The River and the Thread, she has risen to that challenge-and emerged with a beautiful and haunting album, one of the finest works in an extraordinary career.1. A Feather's Not A Bird
2. The Sunken Lands
3. Etta's Tune
4. Modern Blue
5. Tell Heaven
6. The Long Way Home
7. World Of Strange Design
8. Night School
9. 50,000 Watts
10. When The Master Calls The Roll
11. Money Road$19.99Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now