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Freddie Roach, Brown Sugar, 1964 on Blue Note

Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, with Joe Henderson, Eddie Wright, and Clarence Johnston joining Freddie Roach. As Roach says in the liner notes, describing folks dancing: “I watched…

Various Artists, Live Forever: A Tribute To Billy Joe Shaver, 2022 on New West Records

Fantastic collection of covers of the original outlaw country troubador. Standouts for me are Miranda Lambert and Margo Price but really all the tracks are wonderful. Produced by…

Gang Starr, No More Mr. Nice Guy, 1989 on Wild Pitch Records

Houton’s DJ Premier and Boston’s Guru as a Brooklyn based hip hop duo, sometimes credited as the originators of jazz rap / jazz hip hop. “Words I Manifest”…

Sylvan Esso, No Rules Sandy, 2022 on Loma Vista / Psychic Hotline

My copy is the VMP limited, numbered edition on orange vinyl, pressed at Memphis Record Pressing. There’s a partially opaque slipcover through which you can see the tracklist…

Waylon Jennings,Honky Tonk Heroes, 1973 on RCA Victor

I grew up with Waylon & Willie commonly playing around our household and in the last decade have come back to appreciate and collect their albums after a…

Jack Elliott, Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, 1961 on Prestige International

One of the few duplicates I hang onto, as I have a repressing (Hard Travelin’) but this is the Vinyl Me Please reissue (as part of VMP Country)…

John Coltrane, Sun Ship, 1971 on Impulse!

Recorded in August of 1965 at RCA Victor studios in NYC, and released (posthumously) in 1971. Jimmy Garrison (bass), Elvin Jones (drums), and McCoy Tyner (piano) with Coltrane….

Otis Redding, The Immortal Otis Redding, 1968 on ATCO

The second posthumous releases after Redding died in December 1967 – recordings made during the spring, summer and fall of 1967. Atlantic owned the rights to Redding’s catalog…

Muddy Waters, Otis Spann, Mike Bloomfield, Paul Butterfield, Donald “Duck” Dunn, Sam Lay, and Buddy Miles – Fathers and Sons, 1969 on Chess

Vinyl Me Please just credits the LP to Muddy Waters, but the back cover really credits everyone in the all star band. It was Waters’s biggest seller. One…

Fiona Apple, When the Pawn . . . , 1999 on Clean Slate / Epic

The full title is: When The Pawn Hits The Conflicts He Thinks Like A King What He Knows Throws The Blows When He Goes To The Fight And…

Willie Nelson, Stardust, 1978 on Columbia

Probably my favorite Willie Nelson album. Produced by Booker T Jones – Nelson using his newly found creative control to follow successful outlaw country records with a bunch…

Willie Nelson, Red Headed Stranger, 1975 on Columbia.

This was the follow up to Shotgun Willie, and was a commercial and critical breakthrough as Nelson moved away from RCA (with two albums on Atlantic in between)…

Ella Fitzgerald, Ella at the Hollywood Bowl: The Irving Berlin Songbook, 2022 on Verve

Recorded in August 1958, but not released until 2022, this concert followed the release of the Ella Fitzgerald Sings The Irving Berlin Songbook LP. The concert was conducted…

Boogaloo Joe Jones, No Way!, 1971 on Prestige

Jones is joined by Grover Washington, Jr, Sonny Phillips, Butch Cornell, Jimmy Lewis, and Bernard Purdie. Recording by Rudy Van Gelder with Bob Porter. Great early seventies soul/jazz…

Willie Nelson, Always On My Mind, 1982 on Columbia.

I had always thought that “Always on My Mind” was a much older song than 1982 – and it turns out it is. It was recorded by Brenda…

Dawes, Misadventures of Doomscroller, 2022 on Rounder

I’m a huge fan of Dawes going back to Nothing is Wrong in 2011 and look forward to everything they put out. (They’re also playing the Cabot Theater…

Doug Sahm, Groover’s Paradise, 1974 on Warner Bros

Doug Sahm’s quite an interesting figure I knew little about until Vinyl Me Please introduced me to this LP. He was a founding member of the Sir Douglas…

Wilson Pickett, Hey Jude, 1969 on Atlantic

Recorded at Fame studios in Muscle Shoals Alabama with a band that included Duane Allman as well as Jerry Jemmott and Roger Hawkins. It’s a classic late 60s…

Dave Van Ronk, Folksinger, 1962 on Prestige International

Van Ronk was a key figure in the Greenwich Village folk scene of the 60s, sometimes called the Mayor of MacDougal Street. He’s the most visible model for…

Japandroids, Celebration Rock, 2012 on Polyvinyl

Japandroids are a duo out of Vancouver BC – while this was their second album (the first was 2009’s Post-Nothing), it was their big breakout record and was…