USED VINYL ALERT:
Heading downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we've had a folky, funky, jazzy good time putting together this week's new arrivals, which continue to reflect some of the southern flavor of our recent buying expeditions. We continue to delve deep with the audiophile pressings in all genres this week, as well as fishing out a nice selection of soul, blues, and new wave 45s. Be sure to check those out if you are a 45 collector, or just need a couple cheap party starters. There's some serious heat in there this week!
On the jazz front, we've got a ton of fresh ones from names like Booker Ervin, Miles Davis, Grachan Moncur, Kenny Burrell, Grant Green, Sonny Rollins, Hugh Masekela (RIP), Blue Mitchell, Jimmy Smith, Charlie Parker, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Esquivel, Oscar Peterson, Mongo Santamaria, John Coltrane, Gil Evans, Eddie Harris, Bill Evans, Oliver Nelson, Wes Montgomery, Count Basie, Hank Mobley, and Thelonious Monk.
The rock and pop cornerstones are well represented this week, with early pressings and MoFis from the Beatles, plus classics by Pink Floyd, the Rolling Stones, the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, the Doors, Bob Dylan, the Band, Leonard Cohen, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie. Also check out lots more from John Prine, REM, the Allmans, Simon and Garfunkel, U2, Fleetwood Mac, Free, Roxy Music, Rush, King Crimson, Bo Hansson, Tav Falco, Steve Hillage, Genesis and the Flying Burrito Brothers, plus a whole lot more rural rock, early psych, prog and power pop oddities.
On the more leathery end of things, we've got plenty of hard rock this week, from names like Black Sabbath, AC/DC, Queen, Motley Crue, Dio, Tesla, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Alice Cooper, Great White, Lita Ford, Ozzy solo and Black Sabbath, Skid Row, and Iron Maiden! New wave and such comes from the Cure, Laurie Anderson, New Order and the Flying Lizards.
Several eras of soul and R&B this week from names like Nina Simone, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Michael Jackson, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Billy Holiday, Marvin Gaye, Gil Scott-Heron, Wilson Pickett, the Marvelettes, Freddie North, Chuck Wills, and Mandre, plus a many more esoteric, obscure, or regional soul, funk, and gospel.
Lots of essential blues LPs this week, including titles by greats like Luther Allison, Otis Spann, Magic Sam, Luther Johnson, JB Lenoir, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Leadbelly and Sunnyland Slim. A nice range of folk and country includes titles from Geoff Muldaur, the Louvin Brothers, Willie Nelson, the Stanley Brothers, Mickey Newbury, Roy Buchanan, Hank Williams, Dwight Yoakam, and Jesse Fuller.
New records come in second hand from names like Arcade Fire, Vampire Weekend, Ben Harper, Japandroids, Tortoise, Belle and Sebastian, the Hold Steady, Nouvelle Vague, and Real Estate. We've also got electronic and hiphop from heavy hitters like Thievery Corporation, Loscil, Nostalgia 77, and the Jurassic 5.
Some great reggae and dub in the building this week, including Peter Tosh, several from Bob Marley, Lee Perry and the Upsetters, Dub Syndicate and other On-U related projects, plus a couple of lovely calypso/caribbean LPs.
We've rolled out our deepest selection of classical in quite awhile, with an incredible breadth and variety of eras, composers and performers. A lot of these LPs are audiophile quality, if thats your bag, and we have plenty on the esteemed Deutsche Grammophon label.
Beyond these, check out some great soundtracks (Star Wars AND Star Trek, you don't have to choose!), a number of picture discs and other novelties, a couple of lovely childrens records, and don't forget all that heat in the new 45 arrivals!!!
NEXT MUSIC TRIVIA - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6TH:
Our next MUSIC TRIVIA at the High Noon Saloon is Tuesday, February 6th. Registration starts at 5:30 with the first question from Angie and Marty at 6PM.