THE BEST OF K.C. & THE SUNSHINE BAND


blues

Budget-priced 1996 compilation on EMI featuring 16 of the funky '70s disco band's best. Contains eight of their top 40hits, including all five of their #1 smashes: 'Get Down Tonight', 'That's The Way (I Like It)', '(Shake, Shake, Shake) Shake Your Booty', 'I'm Your Boogie Man' and 'Please Don't Go', plus the #2 'Keep It Comin' Love'.

Time Together


jazz

2011 album from the Jazz vocalist. Produced by the likes of Gil Goldstein and Chuck Loeb and featuring such legendary musicians as Jerry Marotta, and David Spinoza, Time Together delivers the sensual warmth for which Michael Franks is famous.

Physical Graffiti


classic rock

Japanese-only SHM-CD (Super High Material CD) paper sleeve pressing of this absolute classic album from the Rock legends, originally released in 1975. SHM-CDs can be played on any audio player and delivers unbelievably high-quality sound. You won't believe it's the same CD! Universal. 2008.

Smokestack Lightning: Complete Chess Masters


blues

"When I heard Howlin' Wolf, I said, 'This is for me.' This is where the soul of man never dies."

–Sam Phillips Perhaps the most unique and powerful performer in the history of the blues, Chester Arthur Burnett, a/k/a Howlin' Wolf, created a remarkable catalog of music for Chess Records beginning 60 years ago, in 1951, right into the 1970s. The Mississippi native first brought his ferocious, attacking style to Sam Phillips's Memphis studio, and the legendary founder of Sun Records would then send the recordings to Chess in Chicago. Less than three years later, Wolf migrated to the Windy City and thereafter recorded directly for Leonard and Phil Chess. Within another year, Willie Dixon was brought in as studio bassist and contributing songwriter. The result of these musical interactions was Wolf creating a litany of masterworks throughout his first decade of recording, a stellar songbook that ranged from his great first Chess single, "Moanin' At Midnight" b/w "How Many More Years," through the last session presented on this box set featuring three classic Willie Dixon tunes: "Wang Dang Doodle," "Back Door Man" and "Spoonful." There's also "Evil," "Smokestack Lightnin'," "I Asked For Water," "Sittin' On Top Of The World" and so on. The 97 tracks here on these 4 CDs (including many rarities) are simply the recordings that established a legend –the crux of the reason The Wolf is celebrated by music fans of all stripes. Accompanying this music is a 45-page booklet filled with historic photos (many quite rare) and two sets of liner notes–one focusing on Sam Phillips and The Wolf by much heralded author Peter Guralnick, and a more general overview of Wolf's first decade of recording by noted blues expert and producer Dick Shurman.

Retrospective


classic rock

Back in 1964, unless you were living in a cave or covered with fur, you would have heard the hit songs of 'The Animals. Forty years later, you can do it again. 22 tracks including the long unavailable 'We Gotta Get Out Of This Place' (U.S.).