The Pious Bird of Good Omen, Further information on Blue Horizon, along with links to digital releases, can be found on the new label website at https://www.bluehorizonrecords.com/. 1998. CD $ 12.00 Add to Cart. Having released two albums, he teamed with The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion for a tour, and then recorded with the band A Ass Pocket of Whiskey, which helped Burnside and Fat Possum gain wider recognition. Label: Fat Possum Records - 0312-2,Epitaph - 0312-2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: Europe • Genre: Blues • Style: Country Blues, Electric Blues Asie Payton, King Ernest, and Charles Caldwell died before their records could be released. About six years ago he was having trouble maintaining his interest in pursuing a degree at Ole Miss. Wonderful,’ and the compilation of singles, B-sides and other assorted tracks, ‘The Pious Bird of Good Omen.’ The latter features the hit single “Albatross.” All three albums are released February 26 and available for pre-order now. Burnside -- 3:10 3) Walkin' Blues - R.L. An early investor was John Hermannof Widespread Panic, … Described by Fat Possum's founder, Matthew Johnson, as "a happy-go-lucky nihilist", Burnside became the label's best-selling artist. Under the guidance of Sire Records founder, famed A&R man Seymour Stein, and Matthew Johnson, founder of Fat Possum Records, Blue Horizon expands into a new era. Canadian singer-songwriter Helena Deland was the label's first signing. Fat Possum Records is an American independent record label based in Water Valley and Oxford, Mississippi. To this day, the only single by Fleetwood Mac to hit #1 on the UK charts is “Albatross,” released by Blue Horizon on November 22, 1968. À la demande de Fat Possum, des artistes, particulièrement R. L. Burnside, ont abandonné le blues standard pour s'orienter vers des albums plus techno comme ce fut le cas plus … It later became an effort to find … “We’re using this whole thing to get us more entrenched in the digital world,” Says Fat Possum founder and President Matthew Johnson. The southern label developed further, signing a wide selection of newer acts, including The Black Keys, leading up to a current day roster that has included Spiritualized, Courtney Marie Andrews, The Districts, Songhoy Blues and The Weather Station, and both back catalog and a new album from Los Angeles’ legendary X. Burnside died at St. Francis Hospital on September 1, 2005 at 78 years old. Lee was born July 2, 1960, in Estcourt, South Africa. King, and Lightnin’ Slim. [26], McInerney, Jay. Fat Possum. Matthew Johnson, co-founder of Fat Possum Records; Matt Johnson, protagonist played by Jan-Michael Vincent in the 1978 surfing movie Big Wednesday; See also. Blue Horizon, the legendary British blues label co-founded in 1965 by esteemed record producer Mike Vernon, and Fat Possum, a blues powerhouse in itself, have announced an exclusive partnership for North America. His sole album, the fiery Remember Me, was recorded while Caldwell was undergoing chemo for his illness, which finally took his life in September of 2003. Il commence par publier des archives confidentielles datant des années 60 et 70, réalisées autour de Memphis par des universitaires comme David Evans. Vinyl $ 17.00 Add to Cart. Wonderful The new arrangement will kick off with a selection of vinyl reissues this year, starting with new re-releases of three key Fleetwood Mac albums recorded for Blue Horizon: the 1968 self-titled LP (otherwise known as Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac), ‘Mr. [9], Fat Possum was founded in 1991 by Living Blues editor Peter Redvers-Lee, who went to the University of Mississippi for his MA studies in Journalism. Matthew Johnson . One year Johnson's bank charged him $14,000 in bounced cheque fees alone, at $17 per cheque. Disputes between the artist and label resulted in Hoffman buying back the master and selling it to Evidence Records (UPC: 730182609226) [18] Fat Possum was perennially strapped for cash. Fat Possum. In the 1990s, he began recording for the Oxford, Mississippi, label Fat Possum Records, founded by Peter Redvers-Lee and Matthew Johnson. Matthew Johnson, Peter Redvers-Lee: Distribuidoras: RED Distribution: Xénero(s) blues, rock, hip hop, indie rock: Orixe: Estados Unidos: Localización: Oxford, Mississippi: fatpossum.com: Fat Possum Records é un selo discográfico independente estadounidense baseado en Water Valley e Oxford, Mississippi. Tag Archives: Matthew Johnson. Burnside. Matthew Johnston, host of It Takes a Thief (2005 TV series) This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same personal name. Fat Possum was formed in 1992, basing itself in Oxford, Mississippi and making an early name with local bluesmen R.L. Kempler, Fat Possum's Georgia attorney, faxed a copy of the Tennessee complaint to Matthew Johnson on the morning of October 2nd, the day before Fat Possum filed its suit in Mississippi. Under the marketing and distribution arrangement, Fat Possum will help with the reactivation of Blue Horizon, making a selection of physical and digital releases available once more, and expanding the reach and visibility of the label across the United States and Canada. Although their releases were critically acclaimed, particularly Junior Kimbrough's album All Night Long, which received 4 stars from Rolling Stone and the loud approval of Iggy Pop. Johnson, 28, grew up in Mississippi and loved its music. Blue Horizon was originally co-founded in the U.K. by Mike Vernon, at the time a producer at (British) Decca in London, and producing amongst others David Bowie’s first album, setting itself up at the forefront of the burgeoning blues movement in London in the 1960’s, and tapping local talents such as Duster Bennett, Chicken Shack, and of course the initial incarnation of Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac, along with classic American bluesmen such as Otis Spann, Champion Jack Dupree, Elmore James, as well as Furry Lewis, Bukka White, Mississippi Joe Callicott and others. Seymour Stein became an early partner in Blue Horizon, investing in Mike Vernon’s label, before later becoming the sole owner. 1) Easy Rider - Scott Dunbar -- 0:00 2) Goin' Down South - R.L. Fat Possum Records celebrates a gang of seedy, elderly Mississippi bluesmen. Mr. 26. Fat Possum’s Artists Run the Gamut From Merely Contentious to Unhinged. Word of mouth and artist compilations, such as Not the Same Old Blues Crap 3 (with a cover illustration by Joe Sacco)[19] and All Men Are Liars, gradually pulled Fat Possum out of the red, even if only for brief periods of time. [13] An early investor was John Hermann of Widespread Panic, who also pitched Robert Palmer's name as producer.[2][15]. He’s left places I’ll never get to… It’s a real honor to work with him and Blue Horizon.”. Death. [8] Fat Possum also distributes the Hi Records catalog. But that was before Fat Possum Music was started in 1991 in Oxford, Mississippi, by Matthew Johnson and Peter Lee. Catalog #: FP1011. Under the guidance of Sire Records founder, famed A&R man Seymour Stein, and Matthew Johnson, founder of Fat Possum Records, Blue Horizon expands into a new era. In 2017 Fat Possum partnered with founding Gorilla vs. Bear blogger Chris Cantalini to start new label Luminelle Recordings. But Matthew Johnson, a skinny white boy from Mississippi, found a heap in … Surviving family. It's all polished, you know. He's been involved in most of the label's releases, from bluesman R.L. The Independent Echo. Fondé par Matthew Johnson et Peter Redvers-Lee en 1992, le label s'était initialement spécialisé dans la découverte des musiciens de blues du Nord du Mississippi, qui n'avaient généralement jamais encore enregistrés de disque. Cart. 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Both music men would also go on to have an impact outside the blues, with Seymour Stein at the leading edge of the punk and alternative rock movement with Sire Records, and the Ramones, Talking Heads, Undertones, Pretenders, Dead Boys and Richard Hell, and later with The Smiths, Depeche Mode, The Replacements, My Bloody Valentine Wilco, and of course Madonna, while Johnson made Fat Possum a premier indie rock destination for Spiritualized, X, El-P of Run The Jewels, The Jim Carroll Band, and others. Johnson and Peter Lee, the former editor of Living Blues magazine, run what is quietly emerging as one of the great blues labels in the country, Fat Possum Records in … “If I’m not into it, we don’t do it,” Johnson said. He and the Fat Possum staff have a pretty simple way of choosing what to release. The label has been featured in The New York Times,[2] New Yorker,[3] The Observer,[1] a Sundance Channel production,[4][5] features on NPR,[6][7] and a 2004 documentary, You See Me Laughin. A gang of seedy, elderly Mississippi bluesmen anchors Fat Possum Records and the label's new documentary. But that was before Fat Possum Music was started in 1991 in Oxford, Mississippi, by Matthew Johnson and Peter Lee. "Blues bars are so dorky," he says, "and I fuckin' hate blues festivals. [23] In 2013, Fat Possum released Ready To Die by Iggy and the Stooges. Accompanying the complaint was a letter from Kempler stating that the attached complaint "has or may be filed." He played music for much of his life but received little recognition before the early 1990s. The newly launched Memphis Record Pressing was put together by Fat Possum head Matthew Johnson and Bruce Watson, along with AudioGraphics Masterworks bosses Mark … Junior Kimbrough performed one of his few tours with Iggy Pop. A legal fight with Capricorn Records, who were to be their distributor, drained Fat Possum's funds and left a number of projects on the shelf.[20]. NEW YORK (Billboard) - If it's up to Fat Possum president Matthew Johnson, the classic '70s recordings of R&B legend Al Green will soon be seducing a new generation of listeners. Fat Possum Label Keeping Blues Alive . Comme sur l'opus précédent, Cedell est seul à la guitare sur la plupart des morceaux (sauf deux pistes). In addition to the 2020 reactivation of Blue Horizon as a catalog entity, both Stein and Johnson are most excited about their plan to relaunch the company as a frontline label, collaborating and signing new artists together. It's all polished, you know. He planned on starting a record label and picked the name with another student, Billy 'pup' Cochrane. He came to University of Mississippi for his MA studies in Journalism, and became editor of Living Blues in 1987. By the mid-1990s Fat Possum was a million dollars in debt. Under the marketing and distribution arrangement, Fat Possum … T-Model Ford and Robert Belfour joined in the 2010s. Label: Fat Possum Records - FP80353-1 • Series: Fat Possum Records 25th Anniversary Limited Edition • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue • Country: US • Genre: Blues • … Recently, Fat Possum has signed younger rock acts to its roster. 1) I'm Insane - T-Model Ford -- 0:00 2) Meet Me in the City - Junior Kimbrough -- 2:47 3) Come Right In - 20 Miles -- 9:38 4) Snake Drive - R.L. "White Man at the Door: One Man's Mission to Record the 'Dirty Blues' - before Everyone Dies.". MP3 Download $ 9.00 Add to Cart. But it wasn’t until 1968 that the label really took off, with the debut from Fleetwood Mac. R. L. Burnside (November 23, 1926 – September 1, 2005) was an American blues singer, songwriter and guitarist. Masterminded by Matthew Johnson and Peter Redvers-Lee – who worked on the US magazine Living Blues – the label’s motto, “we’re trying our best”, underplayed a fervour for the blues few could match. Access contact info, org charts, active projects and more for Matt Johnson and 80,000+ other executives and producers. Accompanying the complaint was a letter from Kempler stating that the attached complaint "has or may be filed." The official Fat Possum Records Website. Burnside, Townes Van Zandt, Youth Lagoon, Spiritualized & more [citation needed] At Fat Possum's behest some artists, particularly R. L. Burnside, released both standard blues albums and more techno albums,[16] done in the style that would later be made famous by Moby's album Play. Expanding the reach and visibility of the label across the United States and Canada. Johnson hung out quite a bit at Kimbrough's juke joint near the Oxford, Mississippi campus, and used his student-loan money to record a few of the native bluesmen who frequented the place. By 1994 or so Lee left, and freelance recording engineer Bruce Watson assumed his managerial role. Johnson and Peter Lee, the former editor of Living Blues magazine, run what is quietly emerging as one of the great blues labels in the country, Fat Possum Records in Oxford, Miss. [10][11] He planned on starting a record label and picked the name with another student, Billy "Pup" Cochrane. Matthew Johnson fonde le macaron sur sa bourse d'étudiant. [17] Many of the early artists for Fat Possum were picked[citation needed] with the aid of Palmer (previously a teacher of Johnson at the University of Mississippi), who also produced a number of records for the label. LATEST ARTICLES By Richard Grant March 3, 2012 Leave a comment. Responding to the first deaths, Fat Possum begun to release more archival records. Blue Horizon and Fat Possum have also delved deep into the vaults, with digital reissues of albums from some of the lesser known but no less essential artists on the label, such as Eddie Boyd, Chicken Shack and Curtis Jones. Commenting on the new arrangement, Seymour Stein said, “I have long been aware of Matthew Johnson and Fat Possum, all the more so following my daughter Mandy Stein’s documentary You See Me Laughin’ on the label back in its early days. The newly launched Memphis Record Pressing was put together by Fat Possum head Matthew Johnson and Bruce Watson, along with AudioGraphics Masterworks bosses Mark … The bulk of the titles are rooted in the grime-stained juke joints and hill country blues which Fat Possum became synonymous with between 1992 into the early ’00s.