RSD Black Friday 2020
Some Old Bullshit is a compilation album by the Beastie Boys released in 1994. It compiles several of their early EPs, recorded in the early 1980s. These recordings present a sound radically different from that of the hip-hop sound generally associated with the band. Instead, these songs represent the band's part in the early New York hardcore scene. The album also features taped segments originally heard on Noise the Show, a popular hardcore radio show on WNYU in New York that played early recordings from the Beastie Boys. These segments feature the hyperbolic introductions of Noise the Show's host, Tim Sommer, an early supporter of the band.
1."Egg Raid On Mojo (Demo Version)” 2. "Beastie Boys” 3. “Transit Cop” 4. “Jimi” 5. “Holy Snappers” 6. “Riot Fight” 7. “Ode to…” 8. “Michelle’s Farm” 9. “Egg Raid on Mojo” 10. “Transit Cop (Demo Version” 11. “Cooky Puss” 12. “Bonus Batter” 13. “Beastie Revolution” 14. “Cooky Puss (Censored Version)”
"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.
“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”
A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music.
Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)
A gift from Dave Brubeck and his family to families everywhere! Just in time for the holiday season, Christmas Lullabies is the perfect soundtrack to be enjoyed by jazz fans and the entire family together. From the same sessions in 2010 that produced his final solo recording Lullabies, the A side of this 12” features an original holiday piece in “Sleep Holy Infant” and a uniquely beautiful take on the Christmas standard “Away In A Manger”. Side B features an elegant festive holiday etching.
Side A: “Sleep Holy Infant”, “Away In A Manger”
Side B: Etching
Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.
Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.
"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.
"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."
The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.
"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.
Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.
Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.
Ubiquity, February 2003.
“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”
The Red Hot Chili Peppers parody track that fooled the world when it was released via RHCP2014.com (simultaneous to the band's Super Bowl Halftime show announcement) is finally coming to vinyl. Jon Daly, a comedian who's appeared in films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and currently works on Comedy Central's Kroll Show was behind the brilliant track that made internet magic back in 2014. On the B-side appears a hilarious "diss track" that materialized after a public twitter feud between Daly and up and coming rapper 'Lil Xan. This will be Jon Daly's first ever music release to exist in a physical format.
"Abracadabralifornia” / “I'm Your Dad”
Vinyl: $21.99 Buy
A 45 RPM 7" single of Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos' original performance of 'Hooray For Santa Claus' with The Fleshtones doing their take on the flip!
Pressed on Martian Green vinyl, this little bundle of festive joy includes The Film Detective's print of the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on DVD, paired with some equally bough-rockin' festive oddities from the Something Weird vault!
“Hooray For Santa Claus” - Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos b/w “Hooray For Santa Claus” - The Fleshtones
"Yes, I Have Ghosts" is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece.
"Yes I Have Ghosts"
The 1992 debut solo record from Grand Puba of Brand Nubian is remastered and comes to double colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
“Check Tha Resume”, “360°(What Goes Around)”, “That's How We Move It”, “Check It Out”, “Big Kids Don't Play”, “Honey Don't Front”, “Lickshot”, “Ya Know How It Goes”, “Reel To Reel”, “Soul Controller”, “Proper Education”, “Back It Up”, “Baby What's Your Name?”, “360° (What Goes Around) (SD50 Remix)”, “Who Makes The Loot?”
The first ever 7" single for the Vince Guaraldi classic "Christmas Time Is Here" from A Charlie Brown Christmas. Includes an alternate take of "Christmas Time Is Here" never before available on vinyl. Pressed on green vinyl.
Side A 1. Christmas Time is Here (Vocal) Side B 1. Christmas Time Is Here (Alternate)
Brand new recordings from John Hurlbut and Jorma Kaukonen, produced by Jorma and engineered and mixed by Justin Guip, three-time Grammy winner for his work with Levon Helm, make their debut on red splatter translucent vinyl for RSD Black Friday. This release comes in a gatefold package with a twelve page booklet that includes a new interview with Jorma, conducted by Paul Epstein.
“The Ballad of Easy Rider” -- Roger McGuinn, “People Get Ready” -- Curtis Mayfield, “Choices” -- George Jones, “Kansas City Southern” -- Gene Clark, “Borderline” -- Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Jim Dickerson, “Travelin’” -- Spencer Bohren, “The Old Homestead” --Spencer Bohren, “Someone’s Calling” -- John Hurlbut
With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”
No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 continues the documentation of Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience sideman work with the Harlem-based R&B combo. These twelve recordings were captured at Studio 76 in 1965 [as well as two controversial sessions in July and August 1967] and offer a fascinating glimpse of Hendrix’s genius in the years before—and during—his early success. It includes the 1965 demo of the first known Hendrix composition (“Working All Day”) and shiver-inducing guitar playing that hints at the genius to come. While not a Jimi Hendrix album the music is now under the control of Experience Hendrix, and thanks to them has been lovingly restored by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer for RSD Black Friday, giving fans the chance to enjoy these tracks in their proper historical context in a numbered, limited edition brown vinyl release.
Side A: “Gloomy Monday”, “Hush Now”, “No Business”, “Love Love
Side B: “UFO,” “My Best Friend (Takes 3/4/5)”, “How Would You Feel [Alternate]”, “Hornet’s Nest”, “I Need You Every Day”, “Suey”, “No Business [Demo]”, “Working All Day [Demo]”
Vinyl: $20.99 Buy
Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday. Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped. The first of this series comes from five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette, with hidden gems from Verve legends Billie Holiday and Nina Simone. The Blues Hall of Fame legend deftly reinterprets the classics “Strange Fruit” and “I Hold No Grudge” on this 12” EP, with the original timeless versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.
01) Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) (3:12)
02) Strange Fruit (Bettye LaVette) (4:30)
01) I Hold No Grudge (Nina Simone) (2:18)
02) I Hold No Grudge (Bettye LaVette) (6:12)
Lil Wayne keeps his 2020 hot streak alive with the deluxe release of Tha Carter V. The updated release adds seven new, unreleased tracks and three previously released stand-alones for this 33-song edition which includes new contributions from Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Post Malone. Originally released in 2018, this 12th studio album gave Lil Wayne his fourth #1 on the Billboard 200.
1.Life Of Mr. Carter 2. Holy 3.More To The Story (feat. Raekwon) 4 Scottie 5.F Him Good 6.Siri (feat. 2 Chainz) 7. Lost 8.In This House (feat. Gucci Mane) 9 What About Me (feat. Post Malone) 10. Hasta La Vista 11.I LoveYou Dwayne 12. Don’t Cry (feat. XXXTENTACION) 13 Dedicate 14. Uproar 15.Let It Fly (feat. Travis Scott) 16. Can’t Be Broken 17. Dark Side Of The Moon (feat. Nicki Minaj) 18. Mona Lisa (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 19. What About Me (feat. Sosamann) 20. Open Letter 21.Famous (feat. Reginae Carter) 22. Problems 23. Dope Niggaz (feat. Snoop Dogg) 24. Hittas 25.Took His Time 26.Open Safe 27.Start This Shit Off Right (feat. Ashanti & Mack Maine) 28. Demon 29.Mess 30.Dope New Gospel (feat. Nivea) 31. Perfect Strangers 32.Used 2 33.Let It All Work Out
The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.
1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song
At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.
SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”
Author Stephen King described Ft. Worth native James McMurtry as “the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation” in Entertainment Weekly. The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. 2005's Childish Things garnered some of the highest critical praise of McMurtry's career and spent six weeks at number one on R&R's Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for album and song of the year, respectively. This is the first time Childish Things will be available on vinyl.
1 See The Elephant 2 Childish Things 3 We Can't Make It Here 4 Slew Foot 5 Bad Enough 6 Restless 7 Memorial Day 8 Six Year Drought 9 Old Part of Town 10 Charlemagne's Hometown 11 Pocatello 12 Holiday
Cassette: $16.99 Buy
Pop Smoke’s Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, giving the late rapper his first chart-topping effort. The set was released on July 3 via Victor Victor Worldwide/Republic Record. It was billed as Pop Smoke’s first studio album, following a pair of mixtapes: Meet the Woo, V.1 and Meet the Woo, V.2.
Side 1 1. Bad Bitch From Tokyo (Intro) 2. Aim For The Moon Featuring Quavo 3. For The Night Featuring Lil Baby & DaBaby 4. 44 BullDog 5. Gangstas 6. Yea Yea 7. Creature Featuring Swae Lee 8. Snitching Featuring Quavo & Future 9. Make It Rain Featuring Rowdy Rebel 10. The Woo Featuring 50 Cent & Roddy Ricch
Side 2 1.West Coast Shit Featuring Tyga & Quavo 2. Enjoy Yourself Featuring Karol G 3 Mood Swings Featuring Lil Tjay 4. Something Special 5. What You Know Bout Love 6. Diana Featuring King Combs 7. Got It On Me 8. Tunnel Vision (Outro) 9. Dior
The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.
You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair
In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, the first-ever domestic pressing of the seminal breakthrough album from the Grammy-nominated New Wave of American Heavy Metal pioneers! This new blood-red pressing for RSD Black Friday marks the first-ever vinyl release of the version remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence) and Grammy-award winning engineer Alan Douches (High on Fire, Motorhead, The Black Dahlia Murder). Of note: guitarist Jon Donais is now a member of thrash icons Anthrax, while guitarist Matt Bachand now plays with Act of Defiance.
1. “Pain Glass Vision” 2. “Crushing Belial” 3. “Of One Blood” 4. “The First Noble Truth” 5. “Fleshold” 6. “Root Bound Apollo” 7. “Revel In My Loss” 8. “Montauk” 9. “To Ashes” 10. “Serenity”
Vinyl: $14.99 Buy
Light in the Attic is honored to be working with Nancy Sinatra for a long-overdue re-appreciation of one of America’s greatest recording artists, activists, and cultural icons. With 2020 marking her 80th birthday, LITA's Nancy Sinatra Archival Series will kick off on RSD Black Friday 2020 with a limited edition 7" single featuring one of the 20th century's greatest recordings, "Some Velvet Morning" on the a-side, and a cover of the Kinks' classic "Tired Of Waiting For You" on the flip. Stay tuned for much more to follow in 2021.
* Two classics recorded with The Wrecking Crew in August 1967
* Newly remastered from the original analog tapes
* First time on vinyl for "Tired Of Waiting For You"
* Produced by Lee Hazlewood and arranged by Billy Strange
* Color wax housed in pic sleeve with unseen photos
"Some Velvet Morning" b/w "TIred Of Waiting For You"
Clement Dodd, the founder of the iconic Studio One label, was a fierce proponent of Marcus Garvey's message of self-reliance, having heard it in his youth. Over the years he recorded and produced many songs that expressed the yearnings and feelings of his fellow Jamaicans. Afrikan Blood is a timely release that captures some of the roots reggae songs that speak to injustices that still exist today. Many of the songs on Afrikan Blood are previously unreleased or unreleased stereo mixes by foundation artists like Alton Ellis, The Gaylads, The Wailing Souls and Freddie McGregor.
As Judah Eskender Tafari sings, "Afrikan Blood keeps on flowing through my veins.'
1. Al Campbell & Freddie McGregor - Born A Free Man [Previously unreleased on LP]
2. Rodley Brissett - Justice & Peace [Previously unreleased on LP]
3. Judah Eskender Tafari - Afrikan Blood (Take 2) [Previously unreleased]
4. Lloyd Anderson - The Lion Has Returned (Take 3) [Previously unreleased]
5. Lloyd & Gerald - Thy Man Look Into Thyself [Previously unreleased on LP]
6. Dennis Lovelock - King Alpha (Take 2) [Previously unreleased]
7. The Gaylads - I Am Free [Previously unreleased stereo mix]
8. Alton Ellis & Zoot Simms - We're Gonna Climb [Previously unreleased]
9. The Wailing Souls - Hooray (It's Festival Time) [Previously unreleased]
10. Zoot Simms & Arthur Robinson - Drought [Previously unreleased stereo mix]
11. The Viceroys - Rasta Leaves His Footprints (12" Mix) [Previously unreleased]
12. The Willows - Send Another Moses [Previously unreleased on LP]
13. Dudley Sibbley - Love In Our Nation (Take 1) [Previously unreleased stereo mix]
14. Larry Marshall - Freedom Song [Previously unreleased on LP]
A gold vinyl release for RSD Black Friday, faithfully replicated from the original release with audio mastered from the original master tapes.
1. “All Day Music” 2. “Slippin' Into Darkness” 3. “The World Is A Ghetto” 4. “The Cisco Kid” 5. “Gypsy Man”
1. “Me And Baby Brother” 2. “Southern Part Of Texas” 3. “Why Can't We Be Friends” 4. “Low Rider” 5. “Summer”
This commemorative 2 x LP edition of Grover Live marks 20 years since the passing of Grover Washington, Jr., the immensely popular artist largely responsible for creating a bridge between jazz and R&B. Cut in June 1997 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York, this album captures the essence of Grover’s greatness. With a coterie of ‘A’ class musicians in support, Grover Live demonstrates why he was not only a leader in his field but a pioneer who blended the subtleties of jazz with the funk and sweat of soul.
1. Winelight with Intro 2. Take Fave (Take Another Five) 3. Soulful Strut 4. Grover Talks 5. Mystical Force 6. Uptown 7. Sassy Stew 8. Grover Talks Again; Medley 9. Black Frost 10. Inner City Blues 11. Strawberry Moon 12. Inside Moves 13. Jamaica 14. East River Drive 15. Just The Two Of Us 16. Sausalito 17. Let It Flow (For "Dr. J") 18. Mr. Magic
Rare recordings from Hank Williams’ 1952 radio show auditions for the first time ever on vinyl.
Side A 1) Why Don’t You Love Me - Hank Williams 2) San Antonio Rose - Owen Bradley & His Orchestra
Side B 1) Honey, Be My Honey Bee - The Beasley Sisters 2) Cold, Cold Heart - Hank Williams 3) Why Don’t You Love Me
Limited edition colored vinyl pressing of the instrumental recordings found on Disc 2 of the 2020 Omnivore Recordings CD reissue of Orange Crate Art, originally released in 1995.
“Orange Crate Art”, “Sail Away”, “My Hobo Heart”, “Wings of a Dove”, “Palm Tree and Moon”, “Summer in Monterey”, “San Francisco”, “Hold Back Time”, “My Jeanine”, “Movies is Magic”, “This Town Goes Down At Sunset”