Heading downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we've got some heartstoppers down here for ya, so go easy!

We continue our deep dive into several recent multi-genre collections from down south. Starting with the soul, we have a ton of great classics and seldom seen early albums from names like Marvin Gaye, the Isleys, Sam Cooke, James Brown, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Funkadelic, Wilson Pickett, Gloria Lynne, Lloyd Price, Wynona Carr, Otis Redding, the Fatback Band, Rick James, the Drifters, David Ruffin, and the O'Jays, plus a slew of more obscure titles in the soul, funk, funky-soul, gospel-funk, and gospel genres.

On the same level, we have a bunch of female vocalists, led by Billie Holiday, who has about 25 records in the new arrivals this week. Also check out LPs from Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone, Francoise Hardy, Edith Piaf, and Dinah Shore.

Lots of rock essentials this time, including huge ones from the Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles, John Lennon solo, Neil Young, Frank Zappa, JJ Cale, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, the Band, Led Zeppelin, plus sweet ones from John Martyn, Joni Mitchell, the Modern Lovers, and Van Morrison. 

The rock, it stops not, with crucial slabs from the Pretty Things, the Yardbirds, Moby Grape, the Allmans, Sir Douglas, the Soul Survivors, Lee Hazlewood, John Prine, Slade, the Searchers, the Small Faces, Saxon, the Blue Oyster Cult, Alice Cooper, Steve Miller, Little Feat, and the Beach Boys!

If new wave is more your scene, come grok LPs from Modern English, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, the Tom Tom Club, Erasure, the Housemartins, OMD, the B-52s, the Style Council, Nick Lowe, and the Psychedelic Furs. 

Many waves of jazz are hitting us this week, including sweet ones from Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Kenny Dorham, Lee Morgan, Milt Jackson, Sonny Rollins, Art Pepper, Duke Pearson, Gerry Mulligan, Don Shirley, Horace Parlan, Lonnie Smith, Lou Donaldson, Gene Ammons, and Jimmy Smith.

We've lucked into a seriously deep run of LP versions from the Vinyl Me, Please record club. Check out exclusive pressings of a wild combination of artists, including Badbadnotgood, the Fugees, Weezer, Nada Surf, J Dilla, Four Tet, Wilco, the Upsetters, Hot Chip, Father John Misty, and Youth Lagoon, plus many more.

Some fine blues this week from Freddie King, Clarence Carter, Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Ronnie Earl, and several volumes of the Stompin' comps. We go deep into the earliest days of country and western with Bobby Bare, Hank Williams, the Stanley Brothers, David Allan Coe, Tammy Wynette, and Doc Watson, while also offering a nice range of folky things like Sandy Bull, Odetta, John Stanfield, Bill Monroe, Charley Poole, Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Barbara Keith, Josh White, and several interesting Folkways releases.

We wrap up with odds and ends from all over the musical spectrum: some soundtracks, some classical, some reggae and caribbean LPs, and some sweet guitar albums from Laurindo Almeida and Carlos Montoya!