USED VINYL ALERT
Heading downstairs for the Used Vinyl Alert, a delicious crop of New Arrivals awaits you! This week we go especially deep on rare jazz titans, soul and R&B of every stripe, folk, blues, new wave, and some recently released gems.
On the jazz front, step up for a flip through multiple titles from some major names: John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, Stan Getz, Bill Evans, and Charles Mingus are here in big numbers, with some albums that we see too rarely. We've also got big'ns from Jonny Hartman, Eddie Harris, Larry Coryell, Catalyst, Return to Forever, Donald Byrd, Kenny Wheeler, Jack DeJohnette, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Rollins, Richard Groove Holmes, Herbie Mann, Cal Tjader, Herbie Hancock, Don Patterson, Kenny Burrell, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, and Dave Brubeck.
Funk and soul is here from A to Z, Al Green to Zapp. You know you need some classics from Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, Otis Redding, Sam Cooke, Smokey Robinson, Ike Turner and James Brown. How bout some funk and disco from Sly Stone, the Meters, Eddie Higgins, the Trammps, War, Donna Summer, Cameo, Boney M, Bionic Boogie, and Baby Huey? Also check out LPs from the Last Poets, Phoebe Snow, Grady Tate, Whitney Houston, Janet and Michael Jackson, Jill Scott, the Fat Boys, and John Legend.
We've got a solid run of sealed 70s Beatles pressings plus solos from John, Paul and George. A couple of rare Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin LPs. Crucial ones from Van Morrison, Harry Nilsson, Buckingham/Nicks and other assorted Mac snacks, several from the Rolling Stones, and nice titles from Love, Traffic, the Allmans, Kiss, the Eagles, Paul Simon, Roy Harper, Brownsville Station, and the Who.
Some big ones from the punky/wavey end of things this week: early pressings of the Plimsouls, Billy Bragg, Madness, Gang of Four and Brian Eno, a first pressing of Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures', the massively influential 'Wanna Buy A Bridge?' compilation on Rough Trade, plus fine ones from the Specials, the B52's, Billy Idol, Echo and the Bunnymen, Sid Vicious, Tom Tom Club, Fear, Patti Smith, and Tears For Fears.
Some downright essential and seldom seen folk records this week include rare ones from Tim Hardin, Townes Van Zandt, David Grisman, Robbie Basho, Fairport Convention, Sandy Bull, John Fahey, plus some cool Folkways LPs from Peggy Seeger and Pete Seeger.
Country comes from Johnny Cash, Petula Clark, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and Willie Nelson, plus some great blues from John Lee Hooker, Johnny Hodges, Big Bill Broonzy, Muddy Waters, and John Hammond.
A cool variety of modern classical and avant LPs this week includes Xenakis, Cage, Penderecki, Morricone, Satie, Wuorinen, Berio, Lalo Schifrin and Stefan Wolpe.
Lastly, we've got some winners from more recent years in the house, starting with a rare deluxe version of Interpol's 'Turn On The Bright Lights', Beck's 'Mellow Gold', and LPs from Perfume Genius, Belly, Kurt Vile, Tame Impala, Phantogram, Juiceboxxx, Joey Badass, Oh No, Logic, Mac Miller, Joan of Arc, Destroyer, The Mountain Goats, Animal Collective, Flaming Lips, and the Decemberists!