November 5, 2020
NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:
USED VINYL ALERT:
Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, we have quite the colorful batch for you this time around. A bunch of contemporary, hard to find hip-hop, coveted and collectible soundtracks galore, sealed soft rock/AOR/smooth R&B gems, a handful of synth-pop records from Hong Kong, plus our usual spread of jazz, country, rock and soul.
In the words of Silky Johnston, the used cd towers have looked bombed out and depleted, but not no more. There's a nice boost of more recent indie-type stuff, bolstered by Vampire Weekend, Death Cab, Gorillaz and Animal Collective, along with more aged forebearers†like Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, KMFDM and Slayer. Rock is full of the usual suspects - Neil, Bob and the like - but there's a bunch of taster's choice material from Love, The Zombies, The Seeds and Nick Drake. Jazz is mighty healthy, with a bunch of OOP Blue Note items from label carriers like Lou Donaldson, Grant Green and Jimmy Smith, but there's also stray efforts from guys like Dizzy Reece, as well as Verve stuff from less-circulated players like Tal Farlow and Jim Cleveland along with a bunch from Stan Getz. Finally, we have a small but sturdy shot of hip-hop from De La Soul, Drake and Geto Boys. Mind you, these are only the highlights. This is a very deeeep week.
BLACK FRIDAY RECORD STORE DAY IS NOVEMBER 27:
Strictly Discs will be†the†place to be this Post-Thanksgiving-Shopping-Melee-Day, also known as Black Friday.
And that's because certain indie stores across the country will be the place to get special releases created just for you, for giving and getting this holiday season, and they're scheduled for release on Black Friday, November 27, 2020.††
Now, this is not Record Store Day, Jr., but it is brought to you by the powers-that-be at Record Store Day. This is a group of special releases you can only find at certain independent record stores nationwide. The magic of these pieces (many uber-limited) is that every one of them is something someone will really LOVE to get, and you'll really ENJOY giving.† And you may have the added nice feeling of supporting a local, independently owned (Strictly Discs, Independently Owned since 1988) business during the holidays.
Wishlists can be now be made†HERE†for Black Friday. The deadline to create or modify a Black Friday wishlist is 5PM Wednesday, October 14th.
BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S BIWEEKLY FEATURE ON STRICTLY DISCS:
As part of†Billboardís efforts to best cover the coronavirus pandemic and its impacts on the music industry, Chris Eggertsen has been speaking with†Angie†every other†week to chronicle†the experience of an independent record store†throughout the crisis.† Here is a link to the stories in the series so far:
SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Will, Ed, Jack, Eric & Dave