USED VINYL ALERT

Heading downstairs for the latest edition of the Used Vinyl Alert, we reflect on another week gone by and admire the fresh LPs it brought us. What a haul. My my! Read on for the lowdown.

The last few weeks have been heavy on jazz, so we go a little easier on you this week with just a few fine ones from Lou Donaldson, Donald Byrd, Herbie Hancock, Frank Strazzeri, Billy Cobham, Sun Ra, and Ahmed Abdul Malik. Pair those up with some great soul from names like Sam & Dave, the Monophonics, the Flamingos, Sam Cooke, Curtis Mayfield, Billy Preston, the Detroit Emeralds, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, George Clinton, and Aretha!

Deep runs from our favorite stand-bys are here this week, with large selections of catalog and unofficial LPs from the Beatles, the Beach Boys, Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones, plus must-haves from Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan, Cream, the Grateful Dead, Led Zeppelin, the Who, the Byrds, Cheap Trick, Chuck Berry, Harry Nilsson, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Elvis, AC/DC and Queen.

Seldom seen titles in rock, psych and folk are here from Merilee Rush, the Churls, Sandy Denny, Salt Water Taffy, Morning, the Family Tree, the Incredible String Band, Eric Quincy Tate, Los Lobos, and Roy Harper, while we see a whole slew of iconic punk, new wave and metal from names as diverse as Devo, Siouxsie, Talking Heads, Iron Maiden, Fu Manchu, the Mission UK, The Fix, Joy Division, Saint Vitus, Big Black, the Birthday Party, Depeche Mode, and the Specials.

Our best crop of country in some time includes some big ones from the big names like Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Doc Watson, Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Dwight Yoakam, Bill Monroe, George Strait, Emmylou Harris and the Carter Family, alongside lesser seen LPs from Steve Young, Roy Acuff, Trini Lopez, Janette Carter, Faron Young and scores more obscurities.

We wrap things up with some hip-hop from the Roots, the Beastie Boys, and Pharcyde, iconic LPs from Bob Marley, Ravi Shankar, and Tangerine Dream, and some more recent releases from Band of Horses, Bobby Conn, Speedy Ortiz, Thou, the Oh Sees, Acid Mothers Temple, Bon Iver, Youth Code, Swearin, and Sylvan Esso!