Strictly Discs

December 22, 2022

New This Week At The Shop

The mercury may be plunging but your chances of scooping a great record in time for the holiday are still on the rise! Just a few key restocks and new arrivals to tell you about now but they are pretty sweet. We've got DOMI & JD BECK's splendid fusion buffet 'Not Tight' back in stock, JEFF PARKER's wondrous 2016 solo album 'Slight Freedom' gets a repress from Eremite, rising Japanese trumpeter TAKUYA KURODA's latest scorcher 'Midnight Crisp' is in, and we've got a fresh live set in from WAYNE SHORTER with TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON, LEO GENOVESE, and ESPERANZA SPALDING.
It's been several years since we've seen any vinyl in stock from POST MALONE and now we've got a couple two tree of em! While they last lay hands on 'Beerbongs & Bentleys' and 'Stoney'. Aussie pop boss LORDE's 2017 sophomore album 'Melodrama' makes its way thru the snow for the first time in forever, along the all-time classic 'Man On the Moon: The End of the Day' from KID CUDI.
Bloopy IDM, disco and Bristol techno all enter the mix on a brilliant new record from Hamburg producer ACHIM MAERZ, while O'FLYNN & FRAZER RAY bring sweetly jamming breaky garage to the Technicolour label on 'Shimmer'. The all-time elegant lounge classic 'Moon Safari' from AIR turns up on a fresh pressing, and we've got the pop-classical marvel 'Song' from the prodigious SHEKU KANNEH-MASON.
Afro-beat meets disco-jazz on a burning reissue of the 70s Nigerian rarity 'Bisu' from TUNDE MABADU & HIS SUNRISE. Unparalleled rhythmic sessions from the Senegalese griot drummers the DOUDOU NDIAYE ROSE FAMILY make a rare appearance on wax, and we've got timely warm-ups back in print from MARCIA GRIFFITHS and AZIMUTH!

Used Vinyl LP Alert

This week's Used Vinyl Alert is prime for last minute presents for loved ones or a little something to gift yourself for being good this year. We truly have something for everyone. Scarcely seen classics from bands like Rush, King Crimson, The Cure, and Pink Floyd. Must-have titles from Queen, Van Halen, ELO, Bob Dylan, AC/DC, David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac, and Dire Straits. Headbanger's from Ozzy, Dio, and Stryper. Contemporary albums from Bjork, Air, and Dry Cleaning. Jazz with the likes of Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, and Coleman Hawkins. A dip into the avant with Eno, Fripp, and Philip Glass. Oh, and did we mention Egyptian Lover?!

The real gem here, though, is the drool-worthy selection of classic blues titles from Lightnin' Hopkins, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Buddy Guy, Memphis Slim, and Screamin' Jay Hawkins. These are rarely seen and sure to go quickly so make sure you don't snooze on the blues.

Holiday Groove 2022

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 22nd 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.

2022 Holiday Groove Tracklisting:

  1. Snowfall - The Monkeys (2018)
  2. White Christmas Blue - Loretta Lynn (2016)
  3. Christmas And You - Dave King (1956)
  4. A Rootin’ Tootin, Santa Claus - Tennessee Ernie Ford (1951)
  5. Baby, It’s Cold Outside - Barns Courtney, Lennon & Lennon Stella (2017)
  6. Christmas On My Mind - Hep Stars (1967)
  7. A lofi Xmas - SwuM (2018)
  8. Ring Christmas Bells - The Ray Conniff Singers (1962)
  9. Traveling Salesman’s Young Wife Home Alone On Christmas in Montpellier, VT - Casiotone For The Painfully Alone (2021)
  10. My Merry Christmas Song - The Johnny Cash Family (1972)
  11. Christmas Wonderland - Bert Kaempfert (1963)
  12. Christmas Dinner - Tennessee Ernie Ford (1951)
  13. I’d Like You For Christmas - Julie London (1957)
  14. Cold City - Dear Nora (somewhere between 1997 - 2007)
  15. Children’s Christmas Dream - Bert Kaempfert (1963)
  16. Easy’s Gettin’ Harder Every Day - Advance Base (2021)

Holiday Cheer on Christmas Eve - Open 10am to 4pm

Join us starting at 10AM on Saturday, Christmas Eve, as we celebrate with Mimosas. We will be pouring an Australian Cava that is available from our friends at Barriques down the block.

Stop on in, have a beverage, and do your last bit of holiday shopping with us! We'll be open from 10AM until 4PM, and we'll be giving out our Holiday Groove with purchase while our limited supply lasts!

Staff Top 10s for 2022






Sam Wilkes - One Theme
Alice Coltrane -- Ptah the El Daoud
Cities Aviv - Man Plays The Horn
Apollo Brown - Clouds (reissue)
Bruno Pernadas - Private Reasons
Jerry Paper - Free Time
Brother Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin'
Diasonics - Origin of Forms
Andrew Hill - Point of Departure
Alabaster DePlume - Gold

Jack J - Opening The Door
Eiko Ishibashi - Drive My Car OST
Kali Malone - Living Torch
Deepchord - Functional Designs
Patrick Cowley - Malebox
Mr. Fingers - Amnesia
Jun Chikuma - Midas Touch
DKMA - Boston Boy
Carmen Villain - Only Love From Now On
Le Super Djata Band - En Super Forme






Yes, we are still buying! Call Ron to schedule (608.213.3610).
Ron, Ryan, Angie, Marty, Evan, Matt, Ed, Eric, Jack, Steve, Mark, Brad, Roger, & Adam
back to top