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Duke Ellington & Billy Strayhorn

Anatomy Of A Murder - 2023 Reissue

    The 1959 courtroom crime drama Anatomy of a Murder was directed by Otto Preminger and adapted by Wendell Mayes from the bestselling homonymous novel written by Michigan Supreme Court Justice John D. Voelker under the pen name Robert Traver. The film stars James Stewart, Lee Remick, Ben Gazzara, Eve Arden, and George C. Scott.

    Anatomy of a Murderwas one of the first mainstream Hollywood films to address sex and rape in graphic terms. It includes one of Saul Bass's most celebrated title sequences, and a musical score, presented here in its entirety, composed, and performed by Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn. Ellington himself plays a character in the film, called Pie-Eye.


    1. Main Title And Anatomy Of A Murder
    2. Flirtibird
    3. Way Early Subtone 
    4. Hero To Zero
    5. Low Key Lightly
    6. Happy Anatomy #1
    7. Anatomy Of A Murder [stereo Single]
    8. Merrily Rolling Along (Aka Hero To Zero)
    9. Sunswept Sunday
    10. Midnight Indigo
    11. Almost Cried
    12. Sunswept Sunday
    13. Grace Valse
    14. Happy Anatomy #2
    15. Haupe
    16. Upper And Outest
    17. Beer Garden
    18. Happy Anatomy #3 
    19. Polly (Aka Grace Valse, Haupe, Low Key Lightly, Midnight Indigo)

    Nina Simone

    Ballads And Blues

      The great Nina Simone's style encompassed a broad range of musical genres including jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, pop, and classical music. This collection compiles some of her best performances of jazz ballads and blues, the album's A side programmed to feature the ballads, and the B side for the blues.

      Among the many highlights are her classic readings of the ballads 'I Loves You Porgy', 'Little Girl Blue', and 'Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair', as well as blues such as 'Trouble in Mind', Billie Holiday's 'Fine and Mellow', and 'Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out'.

      As a bonus, one of Simone's biggest hits, 'My Baby Just Cares for Me', has been added to this essential collection.


      1. I Loves You Porgy
      2. Little Girl Blue
      3. Solitude
      4. Willow Weep For Me 
      5. Memphis In June
      6. For All We Know
      7. Blue Prelude
      8. Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair
      9. Trouble In Mind
      10. Gin House Blues
      11. House Of The Rising Sun
      12. Fine And Mellow
      13. Rags And Old Iron
      14. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out

      Ike & Tina Turner

      The Soul Of Ike & Tina Turner - 2023 Reissue

        This quintessential LP contains Ike & Tina's debut album for Sue Records, The Soul of Ike and Tina Turner(1961). In addition, we have included 4 bonus tracks consisting of hard to find sides from the same period.

        Long unavailable on vinyl, this release constitutes the definitive edition of this soul treasure and serves as the best introduction for anyone wanting to explore the Turners' early years.


        I'm Jealous
        I Idolize You
        Letter From Tina
        You Can't Love Two
        I Had A Notion
        It's Gonna Work Out Fine
        Tina's Dilemma
        A Fool In Love
        Chances Are
        You Can't Blame Me
        You're My Baby
        The Way You Love Me
        Mind In A Whirl
        The Argument

        Elvis Presley

        For LP Fans Only - 2023 Reissue

          This release features one of Elvis Presley's finest albums from the late fifties. Released on the RCA label in 1959, 'For LP Fans Only' helped define the exact nature of early rock & roll and contains commercial hits with which the King of rock'n'roll made his name; 'Mystery Train', 'That's All Right', and Playing for Keeps, among others.

          'For LP Fans Only', Elvis' 7th album, topped the Billboard Pop Album Chart and propelled Elvis to his commercial peak.


          That's All Right
          Lawdy, Miss Clawdy
          Mystery Train
          Playing For Keeps
          Poor Boy
          Baby Let's Play House
          Good Rockin' Tonight
          My Baby Left Me
          I Was The One
          Shake, Rattle And Roll
          I'm Left, You're Right, She's Gone
          You're A Heartbreaker
          I Forgot To Remember To Forget
          Blue Moon Of Kentucky

          Billie Holiday

          Lover Man

            Billie Holiday is heard at her absolute best on this album. For these Decca sessions, Billie was accompanied by strings and large studio orchestras for the first time in her career. Her voice was at its strongest during the 1940s, and among the many high points here are her original versions of 'Lover Man' (Holiday's biggest selling record), 'Don't Explain', and 'Good Morning Heartache'. Holiday's work here is often melancholy and resigned in the extreme, with sterling treatments of forlorn songs, such as 'You Better Go Now', and 'What Is This Thing Called Love?'.

            TRACK LISTING

            Easy Living
            There Is No Greater Love
            Deep Song
            The Blues Are Brewin'
            I'll Look Around
            Baby I Don't Cry Over You
            Big Stuff
            No Good Man
            Good Morning Heartache
            What Is This Thing Called Love
            You Better Go Now
            Don't Explain
            That Ole Devil Called Love
            No More
            Lover Man (Oh, Where Can You Be?)

            James Brown

            Please, Please, Please - 2023 Reissue

              Originally issued in 1959 to capitalize on the crossover success of his single 'Try Me', James Brown's debut LP Please,Please, Pleaseis a collection of 16 of his A and B-sides recorded for the Federal label between 1956 and 1958. It was also the debut studio album for the Famous Flames, and Originally released as 'James Brown and His Famous Flames'. Evenly split between ballads and up-tempo shouters, the songs here all fall into the same sax-driven, gospel-influenced style that you could hear in any Southern chicken shack or nightclub during the late 1950s. James Brown: lead vocals plus: The Famous Flames: Kenny Burrell, Nafloyd Scott, John Faire, Eddie Freeman (guitar), Clarence Mack, Edwyn Conley, Carl Pruitt (bass), Alvin "Fats" Gonder, Ernie Hayes (piano), Edison Gore, Reginald Hall, "Panama" Francis (drums), Wilbert "Lee Diamond" Smith, Ray Felder, Cleveland Lowe, Clifford Scott (tenor saxophone), George Dorsey, John B. Brown (alto saxophone), Bobby Byrd, Johnny Terry, Sylvester Keels, Nashpendle Knox, Bill Hollings, J.W. Archer, Louis Madison (background vocals). Produced by Ralph Bass, Andy Gibson. Recorded at King Studios, Cincinnati and Beltone Studios, New York City (NY) between 1956 and 1958.

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Please, Please, Please
              2. Chonnie-On-Chon
              3. Hold My Baby's Hand
              4. I Feel That Old Feeling Coming On
              5. Just Won't Do Right
              6. Baby Cries Over The Ocean
              7. I Don't Know
              8. Tell Me What I Did Wrong
              9. Try Me
              10. That Dood It
              11. Begging, Begging
              12. I Walked Alone
              13. No, No, No, No
              14. That's When I Lost My Heart
              15. Let's Make It
              16. Love Or A Game
              17. This Old Heart

              Billie Holiday

              The Essential Billie Holiday: Carnegie Hall Concert Recorded Live

                Part of the motivation behind the 1956 Carnegie Hall concert was to promote Billie's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues. The music was attuned entirely to Billie's character part, reinforced by readings from her book by Gilbert Millstein. Although recorded in 1956, the LP was only issued in 1961, almost two years after Billie's passing on July 17, 1959, at the age of 44.

                Billie Holiday, vocals
                Roy Eldridge, trumpet
                Coleman Hawkins, tenor sax
                Carl Drinkard, piano
                Tony Scott, clarinet (piano on Lady Sings the Blues only)
                Carson Smith, bass
                Chico Hamilton, drums
                Gilbert Millstein, readings from the book Lady Sings the Blues

                Live at Carnegie Hall, New York, November 10, 1956.

                TRACK LISTING

                Oh, What A Little Moonlight Can Do
                I Cover The Waterfront
                Fine And Mellow
                I Cried For You
                My Man
                Reading From Lady Sings The Blues
                I'll Be Seeing You
                Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
                Don't Explain
                Reading From Lady Sings The Blues
                Body And Soul
                Billie's Blues
                Reading From Lady Sings The Blues
                Travelin Light With Reading
                It Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do
                Lady Sings The Blues
                Reading From Lady Sings The Blues

                Ella Fitzgerald And Louis Armstrong

                Ella And Louis Again

                  This was the second album pairing Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong produced by Norman Granz for his Verve label. After recording a series of duets in the late 1940s for Decca, Ella and Louis were invited by Granz in 1956 to make a series of sessions which would result in the memorable 'Ella and Louis'. Such was the commercial success of the LP, the formula was repeated the following year with the making of 'Ella and Louis Again'. Like its predecessor, it received both critical acclaim and commercial success.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Dont Be That Way
                  Makin Whoopee
                  They All Laughed
                  Comes Love
                  Autumn In New York
                  Lets Do It
                  Stompin At The Savoy
                  I Wont Dance
                  Gee, Baby, Aint I Good To You?
                  Lets Call The Whole Thing Off
                  These Foolish Things
                  Ive Got My Love To Keep Me Warm
                  Willow Weep For Me
                  Im Puttin All My Eggs In One Basket
                  A Fine Romance
                  Ill Wind
                  Love Is Here To Stay
                  I Get A Kick Out Of You
                  Learnin The Blues

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