We start off this week's Used Vinyl Alert with a seriously fresh selection of rare jazz and blues LPs. Some of our favorite names are here this week, including Lee Konitz, Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Count Basie, Horace Silver, Charlie Byrd, Ron Carter, Cecil Taylor, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Woods, Bill Evans, Lem Winchester, Roy Ayers, and many more. Blues classics are in from Mississippi John Hurt, Big Joe Williams, Fenton Robinson, Bobby Blue Bland, Little Walter, Freddie King, Jimmy Witherspoon, Albert King, and others.
Monumental rap drop this week and it's all taster's choice. This is leaning hard on golden era nuggets from 88-96. Largely NYC in scope, expect to see work from heavy hitters like Eric B & Rakim, De La Soul, Gangstarr, Big Daddy Kane, Tribe and BDP. It's deep, so this goes beyond stray loosies and includes great stuff from Main Source, Akinyele and Schoolly D. Trust, the borders extend beyond the Boroughs, so yeah, there's a rack from Outkast, the Geto Boys, NWA, Death Row, you know the vibes. Dig deeper and you'll find slightly later underground jewels from Company Flow [including Vast Aire, Can Ox and El-P], Kool Keith, Rawkus affiliates and J Dilla. I could write out three more paragraphs, so best believe this is not one to miss.
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 each 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:Read more...
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