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    Walkin'

    1. Walkin'
    2. Blue 'N' Boogie
    3. Solar
    4. You Don't Know What Love Is

    5. Love Me or Leave Me
    Miles Davis
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    Plus Eleven

    This is a true classic. Altoist Art Pepper is joined by an 11-piece band playing Marty Paich arrangements of a dozen jazz standards from the bop and cool jazz era. Trumpeter Jack Sheldon has a few solos, but the focus is very much on the altoist who is in peak form for this period. The reissue adds two additional versions of Walkin' and one of Donna Lee to the original program. Throughout, Pepper sounds quite inspired by Paich's charts which feature the band as an active part of the music rather than just in the background. Highlights of this highly enjoyable set include Move, Four Brothers, Shaw Nuff, Anthropology, and Donna Lee, but there is not a single throwaway track to be heard. Essential music for all serious jazz collections.

    -All Music Guide
    1. Move
    2. Groovin' High
    3. Opus de Funk
    4. 'Round Midnight
    5. Four Brothers
    6. Shaw 'Nuff
    7. Bernie's Tune
    8. Walkin' Shoes
    9. Anthropology
    10. Airegin
    11. Walkin'
    12. Donna Lee
    13. Donna Lee (Alt)*


    *Bonus Track

    Art Pepper
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  • Three Days Walkin' Three Days Walkin' Quick View

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    Three Days Walkin'

    This is Chicagoan, Eomot Rasun's recording debut. Listening to it, however, one would never know. Three Days Walkin shows the musical maturity of a man who has been recording for decades. His clean soulful voice echoes many blues traditions and his harp playing harkens back to his Delta roots and his South Side Chicago boyhood, yet has a modern edge. Listening to this disc, you will know he has an appreciation for Little Walter's music. He is true to Walter's Chicago blues sound but brings his own voice to it, infusing it with a freshness that is a joy to listen to. The same can be said of the rest of the disc. His reverence for tradition is apparent but his own musical vision shines through. If there is any doubt Eomot feels a spiritual connection to the blues, this album proves it. He summons up the spirit of 1950s Chicago as if he just got back from the 708 Club gigging with Walter or Wolf. This may be his debut, but there is a lot of history on this disc.


    Eomot is walking in the footsteps of his elders, but he is also wearing his own shoes.

    1. Going to Chicago
    2. Walkin' These Blues Away
    3. Last Night
    4. Let's Jump
    5. Poor Boy
    6. Sons Too Young
    7. Blues With A Feeling
    8. So Tired
    9. Biscuits & Gravy
    10. Try Your Best
    Eomot RaSun
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  • Keep On Walkin' Keep On Walkin' Quick View

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    Keep On Walkin'

    With an abundance of vocal and instrumental talent, the Grascals follow in the footsteps of artists like Flatt and Scruggs, Jimmy Martin and the Osborne Brothers, bringing the sounds of bluegrass to country audiences. Their stunning debut, Keep On Walkin' blends old and new, classic songs and sparkling originals, polished harmonies and fiery picking into a seamless, soulful take on tradition that will be welcomed by hard core bluegrass fans, classic country devotees and audiences raised on Travis Tritt and Garth Brooks alike.


    I am so proud of The Grascals. They are one of the best bluegrass bands Ive ever heard. They are all so very talented as vocalists and instrumentalists. Their new album is one of the greatest albums Ive ever listened to and the fact its their first just tells you how talented they really are. I was very proud to get to sing on Viva Las Vegas with them. They have been opening my shows for a while and people just love em. Dolly Parton

    1. Leavin's Heavy On My Mind

    2. Mourning Dove

    3. Me And John And Paul

    4. Bevans Lake Crossing

    5. Some Things I Want To Sing About

    6. Teardrops In My Eyes

    7. Where I Come From

    8. My Saro Jane

    9. Where Corn Don't Grow

    10. Sally Goodin'

    11. Lonely Street
    12. Viva Las Vegas

    13. Sweet By And By
    Grascals
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  • Walkin' After Midnight Walkin' After Midnight Quick View

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    Walkin' After Midnight

    The leading lady of classic country shines on this limited edition 180 gram vinyl featuring 12 beloved treasures including the all-time favorite "Walkin' After Midnight!"
    1. Walkin' After Midnight
    2. Too Many Secrets
    3. Turn the Cards Slowly
    4. Stop, Look And Listen
    5. If I Could See The World (Through The Eyes Of A Child)
    6. Honky Tonk Merry Go Round
    7. I've Loved And Lost Again
    8. Love, Love, Love Me Honey Do
    9. I Can See An Angel
    10. Life's Railway To Heaven
    11. The Heart You Break May Be Your Own
    12. Walking Dream
    Patsy Cline
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  • Walkin' This Road By Myself Walkin' This Road By Myself Quick View

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    Walkin' This Road By Myself

    Walkin' This Road By Myself was originally released in 1962.


    Hopkins' style emanated from playing most of his life unaccompanied at his own insistence. His fingerstyle picking of playing alternating and monotonic bass, rhythm, lead, and percussion all the while improvising lyrics, even 'talking' his lyrics. He incorporated creative, chromatic turnarounds and single note lead lines. Tapping or slapping the body of his guitar adding his own percussive effects. While most of his songs are standard 12-bar blues, his phrasing was loose and free.


    Hopkins is the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit, representing its ancient form in the single creator whose words and music are one act. - Robert Mack McCormick, Lightnin's producer in the '50s and Smithsonian musicologist


    One of the great country blues and perhaps the greatest single influence on rock guitar players. - New York Times, January 31, 1982

    Side A
    1 Walkin' This Road By Myself
    2 Black Gal
    3 How Many More Years I Got To Let You Dog Me Around

    4 Baby Don't You Tear My Clothes
    5 Worried Life Blues


    Side B
    1 Happy Blues For John Glenn
    2 Good Morning Little School Girl

    3 The Devil Jumped The Black Man

    4 Coffee Blues
    5 Black Cadillac

    Lightnin' Hopkins
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  • Walkin' After Midnight (Picture Disc) Walkin' After Midnight (Picture Disc) Quick View

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    Walkin' After Midnight (Picture Disc)

    The leading lady of classic country shines on this limited edition picture disc vinyl featuring 12 beloved treasures including the all-time favorite "Walkin' After Midnight!"
    1. Walkin' After Midnight
    2. Too Many Secrets
    3. Turn the Cards Slowly
    4. Stop, Look And Listen
    5. If I Could See The World (Through The Eyes Of A Child)
    6. Honky Tonk Merry Go Round
    7. I've Loved And Lost Again
    8. Love, Love, Love Me Honey Do
    9. I Can See An Angel
    10. Life's Railway To Heaven
    11. The Heart You Break May Be Your Own
    12. Walking Dream
    Patsy Cline
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  • Baby Please / Just Walkin' In The Rain Baby Please / Just Walkin' In The Rain Quick View

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    Baby Please / Just Walkin' In The Rain

    Also released in 1953, Just Walking in the Rain by the Prisonaires was Sun's first certifiable hit. Penned Johnny Bragg and Robert Riley, both inmates at Tennessee State Prison, the solemn, haunting doo wop vibes were enough to garner the group, all incarcerated inmates, frequent day passes out of prison walls to perform across the state...including numerous engagements at the governor's mansion. The vocal prowess and good behavior on day trips would be enough for most group members to be pardoned by the governor. Elvis Presley often said the Prisonaires were his favorite vocal group and even covered Just Walking in the Rain on occasion. The proof is in the pudding on this one.
    A: Baby Please
    B: Just Walkin' In The Rain
    Prisonaires
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  • Dreamland Dreamland Quick View

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    Dreamland

    Dreamland (1996) is the first album by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Madeleine Peyroux. This wide-ranging set features Peyroux singing swing standards, originals and tunes that hint at country and folk music. Her supporting cast, which changes on each selection, includes a restrained James Carter on tenor and bass clarinet, Marc Ribot on dobro and guitar, trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Cyrus Chestnut, Vernon Reid on guitar and violinist Regina Carter, among others. Highlights include Walkin' After Midnight, I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter, La Vie En Rose and Muddy Water.
    1. Walkin' After Midnight
    2. Hey Sweet Man
    3. I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter 3
    4. (Getting Some) Fun Out Of Life
    5. La Vie En Rose
    6. Always A Use
    7. A Prayer
    8. Muddy Water
    9. Was I?
    10. Dreamland
    11. Reckless Blues
    12. Lovesick Blues
    Madeleine Peyroux
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  • Greatest Hits  (Patsy Cline) Greatest Hits (Patsy Cline) Quick View

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    Greatest Hits (Patsy Cline)

    200-gram vinyl pressing by Quality Record Pressings!


    Cut at Sterling Sound directly from the original master tape. This was a straight transfer, bypassing the console altogether. There was no EQ of any kind. A true direct transfer, using a VMS 80, the most sophisticated lathe. You're hearing the master tape!


    In the late 1950s and the '60s, country music was essentially a singles medium. This album, first released in 1967, collects a dozen of Patsy Cline's biggest hits - all of them from the country singles market - including Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet Dreams (Of You), Crazy, and I Fall to Pieces. Producer Owen Bradley surrounds Cline's full-throated, emotionally charged vocals with lush, sophisticated arrangements that set the standard for Nashville's countrypolitan sound. Before Shania Twain found a new (though not necessarily improved) way to combine country and pop in the 1990s, this was the top-selling country album of all time by a female artist.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Side 1
    1. Walking After Midnight
    2. Sweet Dreams (Of You)
    3. Crazy
    4. I Fall To Pieces
    5. So Wrong
    6. Strange


    Side 2
    1. Back In Baby's Arms
    2. She's Got You
    3. Faded Love
    4. Why Can't He Be You
    5. You're Stronger Than Me
    6. Leavin' On Your Mind

    Patsy Cline
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Greatest Hits (Patsy Cline) Greatest Hits (Patsy Cline) Quick View

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    Greatest Hits (Patsy Cline)

    200-gram, 45 RPM Vinyl Pressing by Quality Record Pressings!


    Now Presented in an Upgraded, Deluxe Tip-On Gatefold Jacket with Patsy's Timeless Classics Spread Across Four Sides!


    Cut at Sterling Sound directly from the original master tape. This was a straight transfer, bypassing the console altogether. There was no EQ of any kind. A true direct transfer, using a VMS 80, the most sophisticated lathe. You're hearing the master tape!


    In the late 1950s and the '60s, country music was essentially a singles medium. This album, first released in 1967, collects a dozen of Patsy Cline's biggest hits - all of them from the country singles market - including Walkin' After Midnight, Sweet Dreams (Of You), Crazy, and I Fall to Pieces. Producer Owen Bradley surrounds Cline's full-throated, emotionally charged vocals with lush, sophisticated arrangements that set the standard for Nashville's countrypolitan sound. Before Shania Twain found a new (though not necessarily improved) way to combine country and pop in the 1990s, this was the top-selling country album of all time by a female artist.


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    LP 1
    1. Walking After Midnight
    2. Sweet Dreams
    3. Crazy
    4. I Fall To Pieces
    5. So Wrong
    6. Strange


    LP 2
    7. Back In Baby's Arms
    8. She's Got You
    9. Faded Love
    10. Why Can't He Be You
    11. You're Stronger Than Me
    12. Leavin' On Your Mind

    Patsy Cline
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    200 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP 45 RPM- 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
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    Detour

    Cyndi Lauper's celebrated musical journey takes an unexpected southern turn on DETOUR, her 11th studio album, which finds the Grammy®, Emmy® and Tony®-winning singer-songwriter putting her signature spin on a dozen classic country songs.


    DETOUR showcases Lauper's unmistakable voice on country classics from the '40s, '50s and '60s and features guest appearances from county music stars Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, Alison Krauss, and Willie Nelson. Lauper recorded the album in Nashville alongside a band comprised of the city's top session players.


    The album is Lauper's first for Sire Records (Rhino) and is executive produced by legendary Sire founder, Seymour Stein.


    Lauper says recording a country album is something she's dreamed about for many years. Growing up, she recalls listening to singers like Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, and Wanda Jackson in her Aunt Gracie's kitchen. When I was a really young kid, country music was pop music, so this is what we grew up listening to. These songs are part of some of my earliest memories so it has been an absolute thrill to revisit them.


    Lauper sounds right at home from the start, beginning with the album opener, Funnel Of Love, a track Wanda Jackson, the Queen of Rockabilly, recorded in 1960. Another highlight is the rollicking take on Heartaches By The Number, a country standard previously covered by everyone from George Jones to Waylon Jennings to Dwight Yoakum. DETOUR also features stunning covers of two classic Pasty Cline songs, Walkin' After Midnight and her #1 smash, I Fall To Pieces. Lauper says, I spent a lot of time in my room singing with Patsy. I had to sing a Patsy Cline song - or two - because her voice was like one of my girlfriends. That's how close I felt to her.


    For the album, Lauper duets with several special guests, including country music royalty: Emmylou Harris (on the title track), Willie Nelson (Night Life, a song he wrote over 50 years ago), Vince Gill (Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty's You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly) and Alison Krauss (Dolly Parton's Hard Candy Christmas. Jewel also makes an appearance on DETOUR, showcasing her prodigious yodeling skills on I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart, which was the first country song by a woman to sell one million copies.

    1. Funnel Of Love
    2. Detour - Featuring Emmylou Harris
    3. Misty Blue
    4. Walkin' After Midnight
    5. Heartaches By The Numbe
    6. The End Of The World
    7. Night Life - Featuring Willie Nelson
    8. Begging To You
    9. You're The Reason Our Kids Are Ugly - Featuring Vince Gill
    10. I Fall To Pieces
    11. I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart - Featuring Jewel
    12. Hard Candy Christmas - Featuring Alison Krauss
    Cyndi Lauper
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  • Penthouse Serenade (Pure Pleasure) Penthouse Serenade (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Penthouse Serenade (Pure Pleasure)

    The year after he had formally disbanded his trio to turn his attention to vocal pop music, Nat 'King' Cole reversed himself and went into the studio with guitarist John Collins, bassist Charlie Harris, and drummer Bunny Shawker and recorded the eight-song 10 LP Penthouse Serenade, a quiet, reflective set of standards like Somebody Loves Me and Laura that he performed instrumentally at the piano. The album confirmed that, whatever success he might be having as a singer, he hadn't lost his touch. In 1955, with the 12 LP gaining dominance, Cole went back into the studio with Collins, Harris, and drummer Lee Young (Lester Young's brother) and cut four more songs to create a 12-track reissue of Penthouse Serenade that was his first full-length LP release. In 1998, Capitol Jazz again expanded the album, putting out a 19-track CD version by appending an alternate take of I Surrender Dear from the 1955 session and six tracks recorded with Collins and Harris (and, on most of them, percussionist Jack Costanzo) from January 1952, four of which were previously unreleased. The justification for these inclusions was that they featured the same personnel, and they are interesting in that they include alternate, non-orchestrated versions of Cole hits like Too Young, Walkin' My Baby Back Home, and Unforgettable. But they are not in keeping with the rest of the album in that they are vocal tracks. Nevertheless, it's hard to argue with an album that, over the years, has grown from 23 to 51 minutes in length.



    Musicians:



    • Nat King Cole (piano, vocal)

    • John Collins (guitar)

    • Charlie Harris (bass)

    • Bunny Shawker, Lee Young (drums)

    • Jack Costanzo (percussion)




    Recording: January 1952 at MGM Studios, New York City / July 1952 and July 1955 at Capitol Studios, Los Angeles

    Production: Lee Gillette




    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. Rose Room
    2. I Surrender, Dear
    3. Somebody Loves Me
    4. It Could Happen To You
    5. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
    6. Laura
    7. If I Should Lose You
    8. Once In A Blue Moon
    9. Don't Blame Me
    10. Penthouse Serenade (When We're Alone)
    11. Little Girl
    12. Down By The Old Mill Stream
    13. Too Marvelous for Words
    14. That's My Girl
    15. Unforgettable
    16. Walkin' My Baby Back Home
    17. Too Young
    18. It's Only a Paper Moon
    Nat King Cole with Billy May Orchestra
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Live In San Jose - September 1966 Live In San Jose - September 1966 Quick View

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    Live In San Jose - September 1966

    One of the earliest live recordings of the quintessential San Francisco psychedelic jam band, the legendary Quicksilver Messenger Service! Features original vocalist Jim Murray alongside the classic Cipollina-DuncanFreiberg-Elmore quartet performing their trademark tunes plus rare numbers such as "Walkin' Blues" and "All Night Worker!" Includes liner notes from rock historian Dave Thompson!
    1. All Night Worker
    2. Walkin' Blues
    3. I Hear You Knockin'
    4. If You Live (Your Time Will Come)
    5. Smokestack Lightning
    6. Who Do You Love?
    7. Back Door Man
    8. Acapulco Gold & Silver
    9. Cod'ine
    10. The Fool
    Quicksilver Messenger Service
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  • Lorca Lorca Quick View

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    Lorca

    Buckley's 1970 Asylum album once again available on vinyl. Continuing his jazz explorations, Buckley created the most 'out' album of his career. The 5/4 time signature title track is strikingly weird with haunted house pipe organ and two faster-paced numbers, the mellow contemplative love song 'I Had A Talk With My Woman' and the slightly funky blues-based 'Nobody Walkin',' are even fun. The band is Lee Underwood, John Balkin (bass, haunted house pipe organ on 'Lorca'), and Carter Collins (congas).
    1. Lorca

    2. Anonymous Proposition

    3. I Had A Talk With My Woman

    4. Driftin'

    5. Nobody Walkin'

    Tim Buckley
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    Blue Haze

    Blue Haze was recorded by Miles Davis in 1953 and 1954 for Prestige Records. The first track, I'll Remember April, is taken from the 1954 session on April 3rd, which made up half of the album Walkin'. The remaining tracks were taken from May 19, 1953, which was with quintet John Lewis, Charles Mingus, Percy Heath and Max Roach and the March 15, 1954 session with quartet including Horace Silver, Heath and Art Blakey.
    1. I'll Remember April

    2. Four
    3. Old Devil Moon
    4. Smooch
    5. Blue Haze
    6. When Lights Are Low
    7. Tune Up
    8. Miles Ahead
    Miles Davis
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  • Comin' Home Baby! Comin' Home Baby! Quick View

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    Comin' Home Baby!

    Mel TormÉ, nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician best known as a singer of jazz standards. He was also a jazz composer and arranger, drummer, an actor in radio, film, and television, and the author of five books. He composed the music for The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) and co-wrote the lyrics with Bob Wells.


    TormÉ made his movie debut in Frank Sinatra's first film, the musical Higher And Higher. His appearance in the 1947 film musical Good News made him a teen idol.


    Paced by his only hit of the rock era, Comin' Home Baby! is a real crossover record balancing a few groovy dance numbers (like the title track) with early-60s cool jazz versions of the standards Walkin', Moanin', and On Green Dolphin Street.

    1. Comin' Home Baby
    2. Dat Dere
    3. The Lady's In Love With You
    4. Hi-Fly
    5. Puttin' On The Ritz
    6. Walkin'
    7. Moanin'
    8. Sing You Sinners
    9. Whisper Not
    10. On Green Dolphin Street
    11. Sidney's Soliloqui
    12. Right Now
    Mel Torme
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    Bound By The Blues

    Sonny Landreth's new album Bound By The Blues marks a return to the slide
    guitarist's musical roots. It presents a bold, big-sounding collection of
    recordings that climb to stratospheric heights of jazz informed improvisation,
    the best of classic rock, and inevitably remain deeply attached to the elemental
    emotional and compositional structures that are at the blues' historic core.
    Bound By The Blues is a powerful tribute to the durability and flexibility of the
    genre, and to his own creative vision. Sonny name-checks Jimi Hendrix, Muddy
    Waters and some of Landreth's other musical heroes along the way. He also
    pays homage to fellow slide guitarist Johnny Winter, with the instrumental
    "Firebird Blues." He recreates some amazing covers "Walkin' Blues" by Robert
    Johnson, and "Dust My Broom" by Elmore James.


    Landreth continues to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing
    increasingly original and distinctively diverse sounds expanding from blues,
    zydeco, folk, country and jazz, making bound by the blues one of his most
    ambitious albums to date

    1. Walkin' Blues
    2. Bound By The Blues
    3. The High Side
    4. It Hurts Me Too
    5. Where They Will
    6. Cherry Ball Blues
    7. Firebird Blues (In Memory Of Johnny Winter)
    8. Dust My Broom
    9. Key To The Highway
    10. Simcoe Street
    Sonny Landreth
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    The Very Special World of Lee Hazlewood

    Lee Hazlewood was a late bloomer. Following a meandering career as a disc jockey, producer, songwriter, label executive and solo artist, Hazlewood hit the jackpot at the ripe age of 37 with "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," the song Nancy Sinatra took to the top of the charts on both sides of the Atlantic. Its success convinced MGM Records that Hazlewood was a bankable star, and they signed him as an artist in his own right the same year. But as a self-described "non-singer" whose cult 1963 debut, Trouble Is A Lonesome Town, was little more than a happy accident, they'd perhaps gotten the wrong end of the stick where Lee was concerned.


    In three years on the label, Hazlewood delivered three albums and sundry odds and ends, beginning with 1966 album The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood. The LP found Hazlewood gunning-in as much as he ever did-for commercial success, blending country, pop, novelty, mariachi, and lounge music into something unusually of-the-moment.


    Lushly orchestrated and-like the album that preceded it-half-sung, half-spoken in a way that Hazlewood made all his own, the album collected solo versions of songs made famous by Sinatra and others ("Sand," "Boots," "So Long Babe," "Summer Wine"-included as a bonus duet with Suzi Jane Hokom) alongside some of his career-best solo compositions, among them the Morricone-like opener, "For One Moment." It's a record of extremes: "When A Fool Loves A Fool" is as light and throwaway as anything he ever laid down, while the wistful "My Autumn's Done Come" (sample lyric: "Let those I-don't-care days come in, I'm tired of holding my stomach in") is as raw and honest.

    1. For One Moment
    2. When a Fool Loves a Fool
    3. Not the Lovin' Kind
    4. Your Sweet Love
    5. Sand
    6. My Autumn's Done Come
    7. These Boots Are Made For Walkin'
    8. I Move Around
    9. So Long, Babe
    10. Bugles In the Afternoon
    11. My Baby Cried All Night Long
    Lee Hazlewood
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    Workbench Songs

    Available On Vinyl For The First Time


    Offered here for the first time ever on vinyl, Workbench Songs was originally released on CD in 2006. It represented Guy Clark's 10th studio release and continued his legacy as one of the most critically acclaimed Texas songsmith's of our time. The Austin American Statesman had this to say of the 2006 release:


    Guy Clark dominates the discussion with his opinion on Townes Van Zandt whenever it comes to talking about who is the one plus ultra Texas songwriter. He has a point, of course, but if Townes is No. 1, Clark is No. 1A. Workbench Songs goes a mighty long way to proving that true. It's not just another collection of his finely crafted songs, his first for a new label. It's one of the best albums of his career. What's continually amazing about Clark is his ability to capture a sweeping range of emotions and everyday occurrences in song, from joy and pain to roadhouse rambunctious and Mexicans visiting Graceland, with exquisite simplicity and captivating lucidity. Here his co-writers are the best of their ilk, Rodney Crowell, Gary Nicholson, Darrell Scott, Lee Roy Parnell, and longtime collaborator Verlon Thompson, but there's also a chilling version of Van Zandt's "No Lonesome Tune," perhaps to demonstrate his point. Songs like Celtic flavored set opener, "Walkin' Man," the comically breezy "Tornado Time in Texas," and the universally recognizable scene set in "Out in the Parkin' Lot" stand out on a collection that may be from the workbench but is nowhere near workmanlike.

    1. Walkin' Man
    2. Magdalene
    3. Tornado Time In Texas
    4. Funny Bone
    5. ExposÉ
    6. Out In The Parkin' Lot
    7. Lonesome Tune
    8. Cinco De Mayo In Memphis
    9. Analog Girl
    10. Worry B Gone
    11. Diamond Joe
    Guy Clark
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    Live From Austin, TX (Fats Domino)

    In my humble opinion, this is the definitive Fats Domino performance ever captured on camera. First of all, like his hero Louis Armstrong a generation earlier, Fats is synonymous with New Orleans. Not to mention the early days of rock-and-roll. Who doesn't love the infectious lyrics and floating melodies of "Blueberry Hill," "Ain't That A Shame," "I'm Walkin'," "I'm In Love Again" or "Blue Monday?" Music was practically a birthright for Antoine Domino, Jr., one of nine kids from a poor family. He never made it past 4th grade, but he was already playing boogie-woogie piano. By the time he cut his first record at 21, he already stood out from the crowd with his baby face smile, rollicking beat and that magic voice - youthful, warm and rich. Despite all the hits, his records don't do justice to the incredible excitement and energy of his live shows, driven by one of New Orleans' preeminent bandleaders and Fats' mentor, Dave Bartholomew. Fats is notoriously shy, but I pursued him to Las Vegas in my quest to lure him to the ACL stage. I found him in the old Elvis suite at The Flamingo, where he sat in his bathrobe peeling fresh Louisiana shrimp. I don't remember what I said or he said, but it worked - a few weeks later he came to Austin. When Hurricane Katrina hit, Fats had to be rescued from his home, sharing the trauma and devastation with his old neighbors in the Lower Ninth Ward. But don't worry - careers fade and styles change, but the music of Fats Domino is timeless.


    - Terry Lickona (producer Austin City Limits)

    1. I'm Walkin'
    2. My Blue Heaven
    3. Blue Monday
    4. I'm Ready
    5. My Girl Josephine
    6. Want To Walk You Home
    7. I'm In Love Again
    8. Let The Four Winds Blow
    9. Poor Me
    10. Walking To New Orleans
    11. Shake, Rattle and Roll
    12. Ain't That A Shame
    13. I Hear You Knocking
    14. Blueberry Hill
    15. Your Cheatin' Heart
    16. Three Nights A Week
    17. All By Myself
    Fats Domino
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    Nonesuch Records releases Keep It Hid, the solo debut from singer/songwriter/guitarist Dan Auerbach, best known as half of The Black Keys. While working on and touring in support of The Black Keys most recent album, Attack & Release, Auerbach also was writing songs that would become Keep It Hid. This record is a mixture of things I like to listen to, psychedelia, soul music, country harmonies, says Auerbach. In February Auerbach will begin a national tour with performances in New York City, Boston and Washington, DC. Opening acts for the tour will include Those Darlins and Hacienda, the latter also lending support as Auerbachs backing band.


    Keep It Hid was produced and engineered by Auerbach at his studio, Akron Analog and features him playing a variety of instruments, including drums, guitar, percussion and keyboards. Many of Auerbachs friends and family play on the album, including his uncle James Quine, who contributes vocal harmony and electric guitar on the track Street Walkin. Other musicians include fellow Ohioans Jessica Lea Mayfield, who sings on the track When the Night Comes, and Bob Cesare, who plays drums on Whispered Words, a song originally written by Auerbachs father. Of the recording process Auerbach states, I wanted a live, organic sound. Nothing was too plotted or planned, just a lot of spontaneity. The record was mixed by Auerbachs good friend Mark Neill at Neills Soil of the South studio.


    With his Black Keys bandmate Patrick Carney, Auerbach has recorded five critically acclaimed full-length albums, beginning with 2002s The Big Come Up. In 2008, Attack & Release debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #14, marking The Black Keys highest position to date. The New York Times called it a savage, bitter concoction built on a snarling punk-rock riff, while the Los Angeles Times called it without doubt the Keys most dynamic effort yet. Auerbach also has been busy with his own record label, Polymer Sounds, for which he produced the 2008 debut from Jessica Lea Mayfield, With Blasphemy, So Heartfelt; Pitchfork praised Mayfields album as fascinating and endlessly listenable.

    1. Trouble Weighs a Ton
    2. I Want Some More
    3. Heartbroken, in Disrepair
    4. Because I Should
    5. Whispered Words
    6. Real Desire
    7. When the Night Comes
    8. Mean Monsoon
    9. The Prowl
    10. Keep It Hid
    11. My Last Mistake
    12. When I Left the Room
    13. Street Walkin'
    14. Goin' Home
    Dan Auerbach
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    Something Special

    The three years spent on MGM Records between 1966 and 1968 were golden ones for Lee Hazlewood. He spent them working with his muse, Suzi Jane Hokom, writing a still-unreleased book, The Quiet Revenge of Elmo Furback, competing with Phil Spector from their respective studios, and coming up with the formula for the boy/girl" songs for which he'd become famous. In fact, the unflattering portrait on the cover of Something Special did little to hint at how hip this late-flowering talent (he was in his late 30s when "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'" made him a star songwriter) had become.


    The common strand on the MGM trilogy is one of the unexpected happening. They were an ill fit for a major label-experimental, difficult to pigeonhole, and unpredictable. Those descriptors apply nowhere more aptly than Something Special. Where 1966's The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood and 1967's Lee Hazlewoodism: Its Cause And Cure had employed an arranger, Billy Strange, and a full orchestra, Something Special stripped things back and brought in a flavor of jazz and blues, complete with gravelly-voiced scatting courtesy of collaborator Don Randi. This sat alongside tracks like "Little War" and "Hands," the kind of late night, acoustic balladeering Hazlewood would later seize for his career-highlight LP, Requiem For An Almost Lady. The sound was that of a stripped-down nightclub jazz/blues/folk combo, fully rejecting the psychedelic music going on all over the world.


    The album made clear that forging a career as a serious star was not at the top of Hazlewood's agenda, and at the third opportunity, he'd let the listener in on the joke. Tellingly, Hokom recalls Hazlewood saying the MGM albums were his "expensive demos. I'm sure that MGM thought that they would be successful." Little chance of that with Something Special -it was originally released only in Germany. The same year, Hazlewood founded the LHI imprint, and began building his own empire, one we've been lovingly archiving for the past few years. We now present this missing link in the story, three albums that generated some of Hazlewood's best-and most varied-work.

    1. Shades
    2. This Town
    3. Child
    4. Stone Cold Blues
    5. Little War
    6. Them Girls
    7. Fort Worth
    8. Hands
    9. Mannford, Oklahoma
    10. Summer Night
    11. Moochie Ladeux*
    12. The Lone Ranger Ain t My Friend Anymore*
    Lee Hazlewood
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  • Jerry Garcia And David Grisman (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) Jerry Garcia And David Grisman (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale) On Sale Quick View

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    Jerry Garcia And David Grisman (Awaiting Repress) (On Sale)


    Numbered Limited Edition 180g 2LP from Mobile Fidelity


    Contemporary Interest in Roots Music Kick-Started by Stellar Grammy-Nominated 1991 Collaboration


    Recording Now As Realistic, Natural, Close-Up, Intimate, and Enveloping as Any Acoustic Record Released: 1st Time-Ever on LP


    Garcia and Grisman Put on Virtuosic Performance, Make Way Through Pop Standards, Blues Classics, Folk Staples, Bluegrass Jaunts, and More


    Jerry Garcia achieved monumental accomplishments over a prolific career, yet the guitarist never sounded better than on his first official collaboration with longtime friend and fellow instrumental maestro David Grisman. Indeed, contemporary interest in roots music can be directly traced to this stellar Grammy-nominated 1991 collaboration. Putting distinctive rustic spins on pop standards, blues classics, and folk staples, the kindred musical spirits' earnest authenticity and relaxed intimacy are matched only by virtuosic playing and superb production. As realistic, warm, close-up, and immersive as any acoustic album, Mobile Fidelity's reissue raises the bar on the meaning of reference-standard.


    Mastered from the original master tapes, Mobile Fidelity's 180g 2LP of Garcia/Grisman takes a record forever renowned for breathtaking sonics to another level. Originally released on Grisman's fabled Acoustic Disc label and recorded at his plush studios, the album now sounds even more realistic-with distinctive tones, palpable air, smooth vocals, three-dimensional soundstaging, balanced imaging, and timbral extension that mirror the feeling and experience of hearing live music in a small space.


    Unadorned with any post-production tricks or overdubs, Garcia/Grisman breathes with naturalism and presence. You will effortlessly detect the full body of the instruments, witness the woody grain textures, and get lost in the surprisingly velvety qualities of Garcia's lullaby-like singing. Mobile Fidelity's meticulous pressing also marks the first time this delightfully joyous affair has been issued in analog form. You will never hear a better-sounding Americana-styled recording.


    Pals since the mid-1960s, Garcia and Grisman bonded over their love for traditional folk and bluegrass. The two teamed up amidst what became a gold rush of top-notch productivity and creativity for Garcia. Partnering with bassist Jim Kerwin and percussionist/fiddler Joe Craven, the pair approaches every passage with innate ease, as if either musician could finish the others sentence. The affable chemistry and soothing interplay wash over a selection of songs as notable for their diversity as the way Garcia and "Dawg" turn them into the equivalent of old friends you haven't seen in years.


    Exquisite melodies and jewel-shaped notes decorate the simple, convivial structures of tunes that hop, jump, skip, skitter, and bop. The atmosphere is reminiscent of the legendary gypsy-jazz exchanges between Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, and equally sharp. Swirling with Middle Eastern modality, the closing 16-minute-plus rendition of Grisman's rippling "Arabia"-complete with a section based on a Cuban fold theme-is alone enough worth the price of admission to this sensational session. But there's so much more.


    The quartet delves into Celtic themes ("Two Soldiers"), jazz-grass ("Grateful Dawg"), old-world ballads ("Russian Lullaby"), and Appalachian flavors ("Walkin' Boss") with nonpareil skill and soulfulness. Garcia and Grisman's tandem picking throughout epitomize sublime. And for many listeners, the duo's revised version of the Grateful Dead staple "Friend of the Devil" ranks as the finest-ever recorded, the pace patient, the narrative vocals heartfelt, and the synchronous solos tailor-made for the enveloping progression. Better yet, it's all captured in astonishing fidelity.


    This title is not eligible for further discount.

    1. The Thrill Is Gone
    2. Grateful Dawg
    3. Two Soldiers
    4. Friend of the Devil
    5. Russian Lullaby
    6. Dawg's Waltz
    7. Walkin' Boss
    8. Rockin' Chair
    9. Arabia
    Jerry Garcia And David Grisman
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    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed AWAITING REPRESS Buy Now
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