This Just In: One Night Stand!

January 12th, 1963, RCA recorded a Sam Cooke performance live at The Harlem Square Club in Overtown with the intentions of releasing it as One Night Stand! But much to their dismay, Sam Cooke’s performance was too “gritty & raw” for the Nat King Cole-esque image they wanted him to portray. Despite this easily being one of the most important live performances in soul music history, it was hidden away for over 20 years until its final release in 1985. Maybe RCA was right to hide it – this thing might have changed the course of music as we know it. Oh wait, but then one year later “A Change Is Gonna Come” happened, and Cooke became far more controversial than One Night Stand! could have ever made him. At least no one hid that song. And now more than ever we need Cooke’s style and message – both the sexy, suggestive songs AND the staunch sociopolitical standards, to keep our heads straight. Come grab a beautiful, deluxe, audiophile edition of One Night Stand! (Live At The Harlem Square Club) and bring it on home. -MLE

Sam Cooke – Live At Harlem Square Club LP
Listen: “Bring It On Home To Me”

Twistin’ the night away – new releases, reissues & restocks…
A Tribe Called Quest – Anthology 2LP, Hits, Rarities & Remixes 2LP, Midnight Marauders LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP, Lioness: Hidden Treasures 2LP
Antonio Carlos Jobim – Stone Flower LP*
Augustus Pablo – Presents Rockers International LP
Beach House – Devotion 2LP
Beatles – Abbey Road LP, Beatles (White Album) 2LP, Help! LP, Please Please Me LP, Revolver (Mono) LP, Rubber Soul LP, Yellow Submarine LP
Big Pun – Capital Punishment 2LP
Bill Evans – Interplay LP
Bill Evans Trio – Explorations LP
Billie Holiday – Lady Sings The Blues LP, Solitude LP
Bjork – Debut LP, Greatest Hits 2LP
Bob Dylan – Another Side Of Bob Dylan LP, Blonde On Blonde 2LP, Bringing It All Back Home LP, Highway 61 Revisited LP
Bob Marley – Legend (The Best Of) LP
Bruno Mars – 24k Magic LP
Buddy Holly – Greatest Hits LP
Buena Vista Social Club – At Carnegie Hall 2LP
Buzzcocks – Singles Going Steady LP
Can – Ege Bamyasi LP
Carcass – Choice Cuts 2LP
Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus LP, Oh Yeah! LP
Chet Faker – Thinking In Textures EP 12”
Chvrches – Bones Of What You Believe LP
Coldplay – Parachutes LP, X+Y LP
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Chronicle: The 20 Greatest Hits 2LP
Daft Punk – Homework 2LP
Dangerdoom – The Mouse & The Mask 2LP
David Bowie – Blackstar LP, Legacy 2LP*
Dawn Ricahrd – Redemption LP*
Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables LP, Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death LP
Depeche Mode – 101 LP, Black Celebration LP, Music For The Masses LP, Songs Of Faith And Devotion LP
Drake – If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late 2LP
Dropkick Murphys – 11 Short Stories Of Pain & Glory LP*
Elvis Presley – S/T LP
Erykah Badu – Baduizm 2LP
Etta James – 19 Greatest Hits LP
Fela Kuti & Afrika 70 – Zombie LP, Expensive Shit LP
Fela Kuti – London Scene LP
Flaming Lips – Yoshimi LP, Clouds Taste Metallic LP
Frank Sinatra – All The Way LP, Come Fly With Me LP, Strangers In The Night LP
Fsik Huvnx – Sarmoung CS
Funkadelic – Free Your Mind… And Your Ass Will Follow LP, Maggot Brain (Ltd. Chocofunkalatte) LP
Gang Starr – Daily Operation LP
Gilles Peterson Presents: Havana Cultura 4LP Box
Gone Is Gone – Echolocation LP*
Gorillaz – S/T 2LP
Green Day – Kerplunk! LP
Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction LPHolly Hunt/Slomatics – Split 7″
Ibrahim Ferrer – Buenos Hermanos LP
Iron Maiden – Killers LP, Piece Of Mind LP, S/T LP
Jaco Pastorius – S/T LP
James Blake – S/T 2LP
James Brown – Sex Machine Today LP
Jesus And Mary Chain – Psychocandy LP
Jim James – Eternally Even LP
Jimi Hendrix – Are You Experienced? LP, Axis: Bold As Love LP, Blues 2LP, Electric Ladyland 2LP
Joao Gilberto – Bossa Nova! LP
Joey Bada$$ – B4.DA.$$ 2LP
John Coltrane – Coltrane Plays The Blues LP, My Favorite Things LP, The Paris Concert LP
Johnny Cash – At San Quentin  LP
Joni Mitchell – Blue LP, The Hissing Of Summer Lawns LP
Joy Division – Closer LP
K.D. Lang – Shadowland LP
Kendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP, Untitled Unmastered LP
Kenny Dorham – Afro-Cuban LP
King Crimson – Lark’s Tongues In Aspic LP, Starless & Bible Black LP
Kinky Boots OCR 2LP
Kraftwerk – Computerwelt 2LP
Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein – Stranger Things Vol. 2 OST (Clear) 2LP
Lana Del Rey – Born To Die 2LP
Led Zeppelin – II LP, III LP, Led Zeppelin IV LP, S/T LP
Little Richard – Here’s Little Richard LP
Logic – Under Pressure 2LP
Lykke Li – Wounded Rhymes LP
Mac Miller – The Divine Feminine 2LP
Manu Chao – Clandestino 2LP+CD
Marvin Gaye – I Want You LP, What’s Going On LP
MF Doom – Operation Doomsday 2LP
Michael Jackson – Bad LP, Off The Wall LP, Thriller LP
Miles Davis – Round About Midnight (Mono) LP, Sketches Of Spain LP
Milky Chance – Sadnecessary LP
Mr. Bungle – Disco Volante LP
Mumford & Sons – Sigh No More LP
Muse – Black Holes & Revelations LP
My Chemical Romance – Three Cheers For Sweet Revenge LP
My Morning Jacket – The Waterfall 2LP
Nas – Illmatic LP
Neil Young – After The Gold Rush LP
Neutral Milk Hotel – In The Aeroplane Over The Sea LP
Nicolas Jaar – Sirens LP
Nina Simone – At The Village Gate LP, At Town Hall LP, High Priestess Of Soul LP, Little Girl Blue LP
Nirvana – S/T LP
Ornette Coleman – Shape Of Jazz To Come LP
Outkast – ATLiens 2LP, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 4LP
Phoenix – Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP, The Wall 2LP, Wish You Were Here LP
Prince – Dirty Mind LP
Pulp – Different Class LP
Queen – Greatest Hits I 2LP, A Night At The Opera LP
Rage Against The Machine – S/T LP
Rancid – And Out Come The Wolves LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication 2LP, The Getaway 2LP
Robert Johnson – The Best Of LP
Rolling Stones – Let It Bleed LP, Through The Past Darkly LP
Sade – Best Of 2LP, Lovers Rock LP, Soldier Of Love LP
Sam Cooke – Live At Harlem Square Club LP
Sex Pistols – Never Mind The Bollocks LP
Slayer – Reign In Blood LP
Slowdive – Souvlaki LP
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Stevie Wonder – Music Of My Mind LP
Stone Temple Pilots – Purple LP
Stooges – Stooges LP
Sturgill Simpson – A Sailor’s Guide To Earth LP
Talking Heads – Speaking In Tongues LP
Talk Talk – Laughing Stock LP
The Chainsmokers – Collage EP 12”*
The Cure – Disintegration 2LP
The Doors – L.A. Woman LP, S/T LP
The Knife – Deep Cuts 2LP
The Police – Outlandos D’Amour LP
The Smiths – Hatful Of Hollow LP, The Queen Is Dead LP
The Strokes – Is This It LP
The Weeknd – Beauty Behind The Madness 2LP, Thursday 2LP
Thelonious Monk – Monk’s Dream LP, Paris 1969 2LP, Thelonious Himself LP
Treasure Teeth – Transatlantic Consultant/Romantic Impulse CS
U2 – Boy LP, War LP
Various – Archival Feedback (Audio Edition) LP
Velvet Underground – Velvet Underground & Nico LP
Wu-Tang Clan – Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers) LP

*Indicates new release or new reissue