26-04-2013

Back to normal

After all craziness involving Record Store Day*, we're going back to the weekly grind of releasing quality albums. This week, we have three all-time favorites lined up for your listening pleasure.

* Remember: Record Store Day is Every Day!

WIN A BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN T-SHIRT!

Just one nod back to RSD: we have a Bride Of Frankenstein T-shirt up for grabs!

All you need to do is find the Bride Of Frankenstein EP among your other RSD purchases, find the number on the sticker, take a picture and share it with us (either Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or e-mail to win@musiconvinyl.com. Don't forget to mention your size (S,M,L)!

One lucky winner will get a T-shirt, courtesy of Rare Sleeve. The winner will be announced / contacted next week.

DOOBIE BROTHERS - TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS

Doobie Brothers - Takin it To The StreetsMoving away from their brand of Boogie Rock, Takin' It To The Streets introduced Steely Dan's Michael McDonald to the band which resulted in an new direction to these California Pop rockers' sound. More polished, more soulful, funkier and with a varied set of catchy songs, Takin' It To The Streets (1976) meant a new and successful start for the already established Boogie Rock band.

Highlights of the album are modern Pop classic "Takin' It To The Streets", the funky "Rio" and the energetic Soul rocker "Turn It Loose".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl
  • Gatefold sleeve

 

 

J.J. CALE - OKIE

JJ Cale - OkieJ.J. Cale's signature laid back, bluesy style of Country Rock has distinguished him from contemporary early '70s singers. His unique sound shows on his third album Okie (1974), where he merges these influences with Gospel.

His influence on other artists lead to multiple cover versions of "Got The Same Old Blues" with Freddie King, Eric Clapton, Captain Beefheart, Bobby Bland, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bryan Ferry all tipping their hats to JJ. Further excellent tracks include "Rock And Roll Records", "Okie", "Everlovin' Woman" and of course "Cajun Moon".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

 

 

TITO PUENTE ORCHESTRA - NIGHT BEAT

Tito Puente - Night Beat"El Rey de los Timbales" Tito Puente has been hitting drums, the ivories and timbales since the late forties and in the process has worked together with greats such as Mongo Santamaria, Willie Bobo and Ray Baretto. His stage performances are the stuff of legends, as well as his recording output: in total he released over 100 (!) albums during his five-decade spanning career.

Night Beat (1957) is one of the best of his earlier period, presenting Tito as big-band leader, driving the jazzy, latin-tinged performances of his band fellows forward with his immaculate sense of timing, swing and energy. Essential album of the undisputed "King Of The Mambo".

  • 180 gram audiophile vinyl

Coming up: Dance Mania [MOVLP728], releasedate 5-27

26-04-2013