Mighty Sam McClain - Give It Up To Love (200g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP)

Mighty Sam McClain – Give It Up To Love (200g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP)


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200g 45RPM Vinyl 2LP Reissue Mastered from the Original Tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio and Manufactured at Quality Record Pressings!

Mighty Sam McClain was a rhythm and blues legend who shook up the blues world with his first release for AudioQuest Music, 1993’s Give It Up To Love. Called “The great torch bearer of deep soul,” by Rolling Stone, McClain is captured in absolute top form on this classic album which received every possible accolade including Pulse! Magazine’s Blues Album of the Year for 1993. The thrilling set finds Mighty Sam accompanied by Bruce Katz (piano, Hammond B-3 organ), Kevin Barry (guitar), Michael Rivard (bass), Lorne Entress (drums) and Bennie Wallace (tenor saxophone).

Analogue Productions has cut this edition at 45 RPM! The dead-quiet 2LP-set, with the music spread over four sides of vinyl, reduces distortion and high frequency loss as the wider-spaced grooves let your stereo cartridge track more accurately. Exquisite sonic detail is captured on these 200-gram Quality Record Pressings discs, bringing out the exemplary mastering job by Kevin Gray!

“McClain sings soul with incredible power – he knows when to pull the punches and when to cool it down. ‘Give It Up to Love,’ the title track, acknowledges his gospel roots; he performs it as a vocal prayer to God asking for wisdom, love, and strength. Bruce Katz’s contributions on B-3 Hammond organ expands McClain’s sound, particularly on the ‘Green Onions’-influenced ‘What You Want Me to Do.’ The sparsely effective arrangement on ‘Here I Go Falling in Love Again’ brings McClain up front as he cries of being a soul stripped to the bare bones. Kevin Barry’s funky bass blows while McClain declares himself as a child of God in ‘Child of the Mighty Mighty.'” – Analogue Productions / AMG

“Mighty Sam McClain’s Give It Up To Love is one of the great soul records.” – Stereophile

Mighty Sam McClain (vocals)
Bruce Katz (piano, Hammond B-3 organ)
Kevin Barry (guitar)
Michael Rivard (bass)
Lorne Entress (drums)
Bennie Wallace (tenor saxophone)

• 200g 45RPM vinyl 2LP reissue from Analogue Productions
• Mastered from the original analog tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• Pressed at Quality Record Pressings
• Tip-on, thick cardboard gatefold jacket

  1. Give It Up to Love
  2. Too Proud
  3. What You Want Me to Do
  4. Here I Go Falling in Love Again
  5. Got to Have Your Love
  6. Child of the Mighty Mighty
  7. I’m Tired of These Blues
  8. I Feel Good
  9. Don’t Turn Back Now
  10. Lonesome Road

Additional Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 38.2 × 32.5 × 3 cm