15 Nov Upcoming titles for the 25th of November!
* Out on November 25th 2022 *
Temptations – All Directors (Limited edition on 180-gram virgin vinyl)
A superb album produced by Motown’s psychedelic mastermind Norman Whitfield. It reached #2 on the Billboard 200 in 1972, making it the band’s most successful non-collaborative album on the chart It also became their twelfth album to reach #1 on the Top R&B Albums chart. All Directions features the #1 hit “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, which was a twelve-minute cover of a Whitfield- produced Undisputed Truth single. It is widely regarded as one of The Temptations’ signature numbers.
Quincy Jones – Gula Matari (Limited Gatefold edition on 180-gram virgin vinyl)
A classic soul-funk jazz masterpiece by music giant Quincy Jones, Gula Matari marked his second and final album under the Creed Taylor aegis. lt constituted a real step forward for the jazzman, who was moving here into sophisticated new territory. Instrumentation includes: Milt Jackson, vibes; Hubert Laws, flute; Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Eric Gale, guitar; Herbie Hancock and Bob James, keyboards; special guests include Toots Thielemans on guitar and soulful vocals by Valerie Simpson. Among the highlights are the incredible 12-minute tribal groove of the title track, a killer take on Nat Adderley’s “Hummin”‘, and the churchy R&B cover of Paul Simon’s mega-hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water”.
Allman Brothers Band – Idlewild South (Limited edition on 180-gram virgin vinyl)
The second studio album by the influential Southern Rock group The Allman Brothers Band. Idlewild South (1970) contains two of the band’s best-known songs, “Midnight Rider” Oater covered by Joe Cocker, Bob Seger, Waylon Jennings, and Willie Nelson, among others) and “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed”, which would become one of the band’s famous concert numbers.