USED VINYL ALERT

USED VINYL ALERT

Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, we've got a spread for the ages here for you.

Early pressings from the Beatles cover just about their whole catalog, and we've got thorough discographical runs on Frank Zappa, Neil Young, and Led Zeppelin, as well. Must-haves from Bob Dylan, the Kinks, the Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Lou Reed, David Bowie, and the Who, as well as cheap heat from CSNY, Jim Croce, ELO, Dire Straits, Emerson Lake and Palmer, Elvis Costello, Bob Seger, Paul Simon, Bruce Springsteen, Hall & Oates, Genesis, John Hiatt, Donovan, Van Dyke Parks, CCR, Joan Jett, and many, many more.

Rarer rock stuff rolls in from Frijid Pink, the Electric Flag, Sweathog, elusive Wisconsin psych band The Corporation, Atomic Rooster, the MC5, Savage Rose, Stone the Crows, and Stealers Wheel. Some lovely folk and trad LPs are here from Mimi and Richard Farina, Gordon Bok, Kevin Roth, Buffy Sainte Marie, Incredible String Band, David Santo, and Stefan Grossman, plus some great early Texas fiddle compilations, and early country from Johnny Horton, Ferlin Husky, Wanda Jackson, Delbert McClinton, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Emmylou Harris.

We've got garage and -billy LPs from the Reducers, the Raunch Hands, Billy Lee Riley, and more, while new wave comes in from U2, REM, Gary Numan, the Stranglers, the Tubes, Talking Heads, and the Tourists. We also have a couple more recent LPs from the Gorillaz, Arctic Monkeys, and Fidlar.

You've got a deep strain of jazz to dig through this week, including a lot of seldom seen titles on labels like ECM, Enja, Black Saint, Inner City, and Soul Note. Check out LPs from George Adams, Jerry Gonzalez, Cedar Walton, Chet Baker, the Art Ensemble, Joe Zawinul, Kenny Wheeler, Phil Woods, Ron Carter, Astor Piazzolla, Zakir Hussain, Kenny Barron, Sun Ra, John Abercrombie, John Carter, Donald Byrd, Marion Brown, Anthony Braxton, Sonny Sharrock, John Coltrane, Melvin Sparks, Miles Davis, Andrew Hill, Stanley Cowell, Paul Bley, and the Lounge Lizards.

A bit of soul comes in from Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Tower of Power, and the Bar-Kays, while we also see blues LPs from names like Johnny Copeland, James Cotton, Lloyd Glenn, Smokey Hogg, Butterfield Blues Band, Bessie Smith, and Mississippi John Hurt.

Lots of contemporary electronic and dance needs a new home this week, including killer LPs from Move D, D.K., Marcos Cabral, Ron Morelli, Gonjasufi, Major Lazer, and Pantha du Prince, as well as a wide assortment of IDM, techno, house and electro oddities. We've also got a tantalizing spread of Erik Satie LPs, along with  records from Tangerine Dream and Raymond Scott. Yes, the (not so) Soothing Sounds For Baby are here.

We wrap up with a nice selection of cool retro children's records, including several Disney titles, plus some from Dr. Seuss, and the Fantasia soundtrack. Plenty of other classic soundtracks here as well, along with a couple cool Italian and Bollywood LPs! International stuff is here from Laurindo Almeida, Milton Nascimento, Mercedes Sosa, Eddy Grant, Inti-Illimani, Ray Barretto, and some smoking calypso and mariachi LPs!