Saturday, July 11, 2020

Craft Recordings Reissues New Vinyl From James Booker and Irma Thomas

Arriving July 31st from Craft Recordings are a pair of essential releases from James Booker and Irma Thomas. R&B/Jazz piano virtuoso James Booker only recorded three solo albums during his lifetime, before drugs and alcohol ended his life early at the age 43. Booker's final album "Classified" is getting reissued on vinyl and will remind the world of his wonderful talent. The New Orleans flavor of "One For The Highway" and his covers of "King Of The Road" and "Baby Face" will only leave you wanting to discover more from this musical genesis. James Booker shows us his love for classical music with "Swedish Rhapsody," also the blues with "Angel Eyes" and finally rock and roll with the energy of "Hound Dog." Also, having this album once again on vinyl will no doubt be an improvement to any music collection. To find out more about the new vinyl reissue of Jame Booker's "Classified" album, please visit

Next, we have the Grammy-award winning album "After The Rain" from soul singer Irma Thomas, which is being released as a double-vinyl LP. This covers-filled album shows Irma's amazing vocal talents on doo-wop ballad "I Count The Tears" and the country backdrop of "Another Lonely Heart," while also rocking out with "Another Man Done Gone." Irma digs deep into the blues of "Make Me A Pallet On Your Floor" and "Soul Of A Man," before she finishes the album with Stevie Wonder's "Shelter In The Rain," which finds Irma's vocals simply soar with strength. Hearing this album on vinyl once again will have your speakers shaking with the album's amazing music that is only topped by Irma Thomas' stellar singing. To find out more about the vinyl reissue of "After The Rain," please visit

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