Iconic Los Angeles hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl is best known for early hits like Tone Loc's "Wild Thing” and "Funky Cold Medina”, Young MC's "Bust a Move”, and influential ‘90s hip-hop group The Pharcyde. For this compilation, we dug through the vaults to uncover some of Delicious Vinyl’s rarest singles, remixes, and b-sides. The compilation comes on a limited edition red color vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD Black Friday.
A1. Fatlip “What’s Up Fatlip?” (Breakbot RMX) A2. Def Jef “Brand New Heavy Freestyle" A3. The Whoridas “Taxin’” A4. Masta Ace “Observations” (feat. Apocalypse) A5. Body And Soul “Ya Get’s None"
B1. Machel Montano “Come Dig It” (Carolina Dub Mix) B2. Mr. Vegas “Pull Up” B3. The Brand New Heavies “Get Used To It” (Tom Moutlon Mix) B4. illa J “Sounds Like Love” (feat. Debi Nova) B5. Kenyatta “I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You”
The Ad Libs, a pheonominal-yet-underappreciated American vocal group hailing from Hudson County, NJ, had their first and only smash hit within their first year as a group, with 'The Boy From New York City.' Though several other singles from the doo-wop group landed on the Billboard R&B chart's, The Ad Libs never released a full album. Presenting The Ad Libs is the group's debut album that never happened. A collection of singles, b-sides, and unused studio cuts come together to show the 1960's soul singers in a whole new light. The tracks were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering. The limited edition pressing comes on purple color vinyl.
A1 Bottom of My Soul A2 Appreciation A3 Oo Wee Oo Gee A4 Giving Up A5 He Ain't No Angel A6 If She Wants Him
B1 Boy From New York City B2 Kicked Around B3 Johnny My Boy B4 Ask Anybody B5 Nothings Worse Than Being Alone B6 I'm Just A Down Home Girl B7 The Slime
The 20th century produced no shortage of legendary instrumentalists and vocalists but Louis Armstrong is the only figure who completely changed the way people played music on their instruments and he completely changed the way people sang. Perfecting the concept of the improvised solo, popularizing the use of scat singing, defining the concept of swing - those are just some of the ways "Satchmo" changed jazz, and American popular music - during his lifetime. The Paramount Recordings is a historic 14-track collection of studio sessions the consummate entertainer tracked between 1923 and 1925, recorded at the time for the Paramount label and featuring King Oliver's Jazz Band, Ma Rainey, Fletcher Henderson & His Orchestra, Trixie Smith, Wesley Wilson and Coot Grant. Audio remastered for vinyl and pressed at Pallas Group in Germany. Includes insert with liner notes.
The Spiritual, a free jazz album recorded by The Art Ensemble of Chicago in 1974, finds the group of stellar musicians at their creative peak. With various types of percussion, though the absence of a traditional drummer, the ensemble is able to create vivid, freeing compositions without the confines of conventional structure. The quartet, consisting of Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors, explore the depths of Avant-Garde Jazz through a means that has yet to be touched on in a comparable capacity. Previously released on red color vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day, The Spiritual will now be widely available on 180gram black vinyl.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2 long tracks recorded by the Art Ensemble in Paris during June of 1969. This was a tremendously productive time for the group, and it shows in the tracks "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". They run through a gamut of instruments, a wild range of sounds, yet never manage to lose their focus. Great stuff, with a lot of fire, and none of the weak moments that bogged them down later.
Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Copenhagen in September of 1964, Vibrations is the second album released by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler's quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Originally issued by the Freedom label, it was also released under the alternate title, Ghosts. Previously out of print for decades, Vibrations has now been specially remastered for an audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl pressing at Pallas in Germany courtesy of ORG Music.
Hog Wild! is Boynton’s sixth album, created with long-time writing partner, Michael Ford. Their celebrated albums have sold over 3 million copies, and have garnered a Grammy nomination, two Gold record albums and one Platinum (Philadelphia Chickens). Hog Wild! includes 11 new, original wide-ranging dance tracks, written and produced by Sandra Boynton with Michael Ford, performed by a remarkable roster of artists, including Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Raúl Esparza, Laura Linney & “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mark Lanegan, Scott Bakula, Patrick Wilson, Stanley Tucci, Five For Fighting, and more.
Born in Mississippi, "Big Bill Broonzy" - the name refers to his 6' 6" physical stature - remains largely unsung as far as a household name, despite recording several hundred songs, many of which he wrote. From the late 1920s through the late 1950s, this immensely prolific blues performer won over fellow musicians and "race music" fans alike. Nearly every label - notably Okeh, Paramount, and Vocalion, in the early days and later Folkways, Mercury, Victor, and Columbia, among them - released Broonzy records during and after his lifetime. As mentor to Muddy Waters and a major influence on artists like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Rod Stewart, Broonzy's impact on music cannot be understated.
This solo performance captures Big Bill's affable personality and ability to hold the attention of an appreciative audience with his storytelling, acoustic guitar licks, and a strong singing voice that leaves an indelible impression that this man had experiences in the fields, the factories, and the railroads. The 1957 Nottingham set list largely consists of folk standards including "The Midnight Special," and "This Train," on which you can hear a little Elvis Presley swing, as Broonzy's introduction slyly alludes to some "rockin' and rollin'" cultural appropriation; we know what came first. Exhibiting the talent of any great song stylist, Broonzy makes all his own "The Glory of Love," an often-covered chestnut since the 1930s. On "What Kind Of Man Jesus Is," Broonzy harks back to his religious roots. He's self-deprecating on "In the Evening," quipping that it killed it's composer, another friend. "I hope it doesn't kill me." Three months after this concert, Big Bill learned he had lung cancer, to which he succumbed at 65 years old in August 1958. The record was mastered from original analog tape by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering, and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
Johnny Cash with His Hot and Blue Guitar is the debut album of country singer Johnny Cash. Released in 1957, it was the first LP ever issued on Sam Phillips' Sun Records label. Currently out of print, the album is being remastered and reissued on an exclusive blue color vinyl for Record Store Day. This limited edition pressing of 3,000 units will be numbered with a foil stamp on each jacket.
An Evening With Ornette Coleman (Part 1) is taken from a 1965 concert at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This album captures Coleman during a transitional period that showcases his experimentation with contemporary classical forms. The recordings have been released in various forms over the years, though the last US vinyl pressing is now over 40 years old. Presented as the first in a two part series, this reissue shines a new light on the fantastic recording from a world-renowned jazz great. Pressed on 180g color vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this limited edition release features new artwork and is exclusive to Record Store Day Black Friday 2016.
A1 "Sadness" 3:33, A2 "Clergyman's Dream" 12:15, A3 "Falling Stars" 8:54
B1 "Silence" 9:13, B2 "Happy Fool" 7:11, B3 "Doughnuts" 6:10
Doctor Ross, also known as "Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss", made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis before moving to Michigan. During the early '50s, Ross recorded his first sides, including "Chicago Breakdown”, with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. This compilation, Memphis Breakdown, compiles the best of those early Memphis sessions all in one place, remastered for vinyl.
Duke Ellington's "The Feeling of Jazz" from Black Lion Records, remastered for the first time in decades by legendary engineer, Bernie Grundman. Performed by the 1962 Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring: Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Aaron Bell, Bill Berry, Lawrence Brown, Roy Burrowes, Harry Carney, Chuck Conners, Buster Cooper, Leon Cox, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Russell Procope, and Sam Woodyard.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra recorded multiple albums worth of material for this World Broadcasting Series between 1943 and 1945. The songs on this compilation include the best of two volumes which were originally released by Circle Records in 1985. All of the material was recorded on November 8 and 9 of 1943. The album was remastered and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
Vinyl LP pressing. Cult legend, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is back at it again with his' first full length studio album since 2015's Command Performance. Cabaret of Daggers was tracked in Rome with the same ferocious line-up, the unapproachable Panther Burns. Vocal overdubs were recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis.