December 30, 2020

HOLIDAY HOURS:

New Year's Eve - December 31 - 10AM-5PM

New Year's Day - January 1 - CLOSED

Happy Holidays from all of us at Strictly Discs!




NEW THIS WEEK AT THE SHOP:

We close out the strangest year with some final 2020 arrivals. Tragically posthumous bangers are in from POP SMOKE and JUICE WRLD on vinyl at last, plus we get a new LP edition of 'Because the Internet' from CHILDISH GAMBINO. 



We've stocked up on some of our favorite Numero titles that haven't been around much lately, including must-hears from CHARLIE MEGIRA, RUPA, and the mindblowing obscure garage-pop comp LOUIS WAYNE MOODY HIGH. 



  
Rare groove essentials come through from REEBOP KWAKU BAH and GABOR SZABO, whose 1968 masterpiece 'Dreams' gets a heavyweight quality reissue, plus we have the communal percussion summit 'Heaven' from the elusiva California unit ARICA back in print. 



  
Healing voices to bring us into a new year roll in in the jazzhouse-tipped new slab from jazz singer DEBORAH JORDAN, idiosyncratic country crooning from JOSEPHINE FOSTER, and sleek R&B from GEORGIE SWEET on her debut LP 'Misunderstood'.



  
  
Fluid jazz-house is in from DAN KYE, 3 new tunes from AVALON EMERSON follow on from her incredible DJ Kicks set, lifer UK dreamdance G FLAME releases a 2LP set of archival bliss, we get a reissue of a major statement from DJ SPRINKLES, a new oddball-trance effort from ROY OF THE RAVERS, and delightful fourth world from GEORGIA on the Firecracker label. 



  
  
Timeless jazzy industrial is back in print from BOURBONNESE QUALK, Studio One roots comp AFRIKAN BLOOD is back in stock, the latest Analog Africa set covers the Zimbabwean rumba maniacs HALLELUJAH CHICKEN RUN BAND, Music From Memory label jewels from PRISCILLA ERMEL and SUSO SAIZ/SUZANNE KRAFT are back in the house, plus we have a lovely archive set from obscure Canadian studio man TOMMY MANDEL, called 'Music For Insomniacs'. Hey, that might be you!





HOLIDAY GROOVE 2020:

After the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, we launched this holiday tradition to spread some much needed joy and spirit. This year's holiday groove is in its 20th edition and we hope the effect remains the same (in this year where we could all really use it)...happy holidays from all of us at Strictly Discs. 

2020 Holiday Groove Tracklisting:

1. Galaxie 500 - Listen The Snow Is Falling - 1990

2. Advance Base & Mike Adams - Quartermaster's Wintertime (Bill Fox) - 1998

3. Louis Prima & Wingy Manone - What Will Santa Claus Say? - 1936

4. Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band - Sugarplum Nightmare Tango - 2020

5. Advance Base - Christmas In Milwaukee - 2015

6. Clever Girls - Christmas Will Break Your Heart - 2019

7. Amerigo Gazaway - Christmas in Crooklyn - 2018

8. The Supremes - Twinkle Twinkle Little Me - 1965

9. DATAGIRL - O Come, O Come Emmanuel - 2019

10. Emperor Penguin - Erotic Christmas (Home For The Holograms) - 2000

11. Purple Mountains - Snow Is Falling in Manhattan - 2019

12. Silkworm - Merry Christmas - 1998

13. Gene Autry - Santa's Comin' in a Whirley Bird - 1959

14. Sharon Van Etten - Blue Christmas - 2020

15. Tuba Peter - Auld Lang Syne - 2012




TOPS AT THE SHOP: 

STAFF TOP 10s FOR 2020

Most of these titles are in-stock at the shop (even if out of stock online). So feel free to call us to coordinate pick-up, curbside or delivery.





USED VINYL ALERT:

Thursday is the new Friday again and our fresh used LPs will hit the floor at 10AM on Thursday. 

Last used vinyl alert of the year! We made it! This week's selection of over 600 fresh used LPs includes some big classics from Steely Dan, the Beatles, Elton John, Prince, Pink Floyd, the Band, Bob Dylan, Buffalo Springfield, Doug Sahm, Cat Stevens, the Kinks, the Left Banke, the Doors, the Zombies, Bruce Springsteen, Creedence Clearwater, Queen, Little Feat, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Hollies, Frank Zappa, Blue Oyster Cult, and ZZ Top. 

Jazz heat is here from Sonny Rollins, Airto, and Monk (with some very exciting jazz coming next week to kick off the new year). Blues is in from Taj Mahal, John Mayall, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Paul Butterfield. Country rambles in from David Allan Coe, Conway Twitty, Kris Kristofferson, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris, Duane Eddy, Marty Robbins, and Willie Nelson, plus we have some great folk LPs from Joan Baez, Loudon Wainwright, John Hartford, Leo Kottke, Earl Scruggs, Tom Rush, and Pentangle.

Plenty of soul this week includes Martha and the Vandellas, Reuben Wilson, Aretha Franklin, Earth Wind and Fire, Lloyd Price, Gladys Knight, Hot Chocolate, Wilson Pickett, Rick James, the Coasters, Stevie Wonder, and Charles Wright. Contemporary gold is in from Islands, Animal Collective, Cat Power, the Flaming Lips, Neko Case, Melody's Echo Chamber and King Gizzard and his Lizard Wizard. 





BILLBOARD MAGAZINE'S BIWEEKLY FEATURE ON STRICTLY DISCS:

As part of Billboard’s 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:

Billboard Article #16 November 16th

Billboard Article #17 December 14th

Billboard Article #18 December 23rd



SELL US YOUR CDS & LPS:

Yes, we are still buying! Call Ron to schedule (608.213.3610).




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