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Thee Headcoats

The Sound Of The Baskervilles

    The self-proclaimed 'king of garage rock' Billy Childish acted as frontman to this band from 1989 to 2000. The most prolific of Childish's musical endeavors, the band recorded 14 albums during its lifetime.

    Here is what Childish himself had to say about the album: 'unsophisticated balderdash from the English gentlemen of rock n' roll Thee Headcoats and their cohorts, the majorettes from hell, Thee Headcoatees. 15 raucous tracks of unabashed ineptitude from a secret London pub gig in April 1995. This gig was wasted on the audience as most probably will this record be wasted on your good self'.

    Miles Davis


      Walkin’ is a key album in Miles Davis’ discography. It contains the product of two rather different sessions. The first date (which is the second chronologically) yielded just two tracks, although they were long enough to fill up one side of an LP. The other session produced four titles, three of which (“Solar”, “You Don’t Know What Love Is” and “I’ll Remember April”) were originally issued on a 10-inch LP. When the regular size for a disc soon became 12 inches, the decision was made to couple both sessions on the now classic album Walkin’. However, “I’ll Remember April” was now too long to fit on an LP side with the two other issued tunes. Instead, it was replaced with the shorter “Love Me or Leave Me”. The current release compiles both sessions in their entirety.


      Ltd LP Info: Limited edition 180g vinyl with alternative cover and bonus track.

      Presented here in its entirety, the celebrated 1962 LP Ballads album (Impulse AS-32) was the last word in John Coltrane’s ballad playing and became an instant hit. One of the most revolutionary saxophonists in jazz history, Coltrane was also a superb ballad player, capable of creating a very personal and intimate sound.

      This album features the leader backed by the members of his classic quartet, with McCoy Tyner on piano, Jimmy Garrison on bass, and Elvin Jones on drums. Original sessions recorded by Rudy Van Gelder & produced by Bob Thiele.


      LP Info: Limited edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing.

      Considered one of the best small group jazz sessions ever, on the classic album Somethin’ Else (Blue Note BST-1595) Cannonball Adderley - by then a member of the Miles Davis Sextet - was joined by his boss, Hank Jones, Sam Jones and the great Art Blakey.

      All musicians shine all throughout on this single-session set, which includes perhaps the best instrumental jazz version of “Autumn Leaves” ever recorded. To the five tunes on the original LP, this edition adds the sixth tune recorded that day, “Allison’s Uncle” (also known as “Bangoon”), and a rarely heard alternative take of the aforementioned “Autumn Leaves.”


      LP Info: Limited edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing.

      Duke Ellington, Charlie Mingus & Max Roach

      Money Jungle

      Presented here is the complete original album "Money Jungle" (United Artists UAS 15017), which was the only trio collaboration of Duke Ellington with Charles Mingus and Max Roach.

      Both youngsters greatly admired Duke. Ellington himself briefly featured Roach (in 1950) and Mingus (in 1953) in his band and expressed on multiple occasions his appreciation for Mingus’ compositions. Most of the repertoire here was especially composed for the date, while the only old tunes they recorded were “Warm Valley,” “Caravan,” and “Solitude.”

      There are several reasons why "Money Jungle" is considered a unique jazz recording. First, the album stands out for its superb musical quality. It also marks a very rare trio session in the otherwise prolific discography of Duke Ellington. The album is best known, however, for being Duke’s only true recorded collaboration with two much younger jazz geniuses: Charles Mingus and Max Roach. All compositions by DUKE ELLINGTON except “Caravan” (Juan TizolDuke Ellington) and “Solitude” (Duke Ellington-Eddie De Lange).


      LP Info: Limited Edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing.

      Louis Armstrong & Oscar Peterson

      Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson

      Here's a brand new repress of the complete classic "Louis Armstrong Meets Oscar Peterson" (Verve MGV-8322) which presents Satchmo singing and playing standards that were not part of his usual repertoire. He is masterfully backed here by Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Louis Bellson. As a bonus, two tunes from the same session (“Indiana” and an alternate take of “Let’s Fall in Love”) have been added. Produced by by Norman Granz


      LP Info: Limited edition 180gram premium vinyl pressing.

      13th Floor Elevators

      Rockius Of Levitatum

        To fully understand and appreciate a band like the 13th Floor Elevators, one had to see them play live, preferably more than once—the reason being that no two Elevators shows were ever alike, ranging from brilliantly euphoric to unbelievably catastrophic. Of course, the unevenness of their performances was due to one small but powerful thing called LSD…which the band took in copious amounts prior to each show (often charitably passing it out to members of the audience as well). For the Elevators this was a way of life…for which they (particularly lead singer and guitarist Roky Erickson) would notoriously soon pay. This collection of live tracks gives those of us who weren’t there during those halcyon days of psychedelia, a taste of just what lofty heights (and hellish depths) the Elevators were capable of reaching. The performances are taken from three sources: “Roller Coaster”, “You’re Gonna Miss Me” and “Tried to Hide” from a rockin’ appearance on a local Dallas / Ft. Worth television show in the spring of 1966, “Don’t Fall Down”, “Kingdom Of Heaven”, “She Lives In A Time of Her Own” and “I’ve Got Levitation” from a notoriously shambolic gig in Houston in 1967, and the remaining eight tracks from a series of stellar performances at San Francisco’s Avalon Ballroom in autumn of 1966.

        Roky Erickson

        The Holiday Inn Tapes

          On December 1, 1986 Patrick Mathè from the French label, New Rose, met Roky at the Holiday Inn in Austin, TX to record the first ten tracks on this album. Due to the fact that these tracks were recorded in a hotel room, the sound quality is not superb, but still very acceptable. The thing that is superb about this album, however, is the fact that listeners get a chance to hear Roky alone in an extremely intimate setting with his acoustic guitar, playing his own material and two inspired covers by fellow Texan musical genius, Buddy Holly. The final four tracks on the album are taken from the rare and demon-ridden 1977 Sponge Records EP, recorded shortly after Roky was released from a mental institution.


          Ltd LP Info: 180 gram virgin vinyl.

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