RSD Black Friday 2021
Boston 1971: Historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room – just the band, crew, and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem" Dream On."
Cassette: $15.98 Buy
Boston 1971: A historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room - just the band, crew and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records, and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem ”Dream On”.
A1 - Rehearsal Room A2 - Somebody A3 - Reefer Headed Woman + Walkin' The Dog
B1 - Movin' Out B2 - Major Barbra B3 - Dream On B4 - Mama Kin
Vinyl: $14.98 Buy
Verve Label Group is proud to continue our vinyl series, Original Grooves, showcasing the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped. The third of this series comes from Louis Armstrong.
Hear Louis Armstrong’s original takes of two of his timeless performances alongside modern reinterpretations by an all-star band led by Nicholas Payton and Wycliffe Gordon. Grammy-award winning trumpet player Nicholas Payton is a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, producer and arranger from New Orleans. Renowned musician, composer, conductor and arranger, Wycliffe Gordon is a veteran member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and an original member of the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra.
- Track 1: “What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong original version
- Track 2: “What A Wonderful World” – The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars version
- Track 1: “Swing That Music” – Louis Armstrong original version
- Track 2: “Swing That Music” – The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All Stars version
Compilation record including tracks from Spicks & Specks and other Festival Records masters, pressed on 180gred vinyl for RSD Black Friday in the US.
1 The Three Kisses Of Love
3 Every Day I Have To Cry Some
4 Follow The Wind
5 I Don’t Know Why I Bother Myself
6 Mondays Rain
1 Spicks & Specks
2 Could It Be
3 How Love Was True
4 I Am The World
5 Turn Around Look At Me
6 Take Hold Of That Star
John Carpenter recruited an unbelievable cast of musicians to record the soundtrack to this sci-fi horror film starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. Steve Vai, most of Anthrax, (including Scott Ian), Elliot Eason of The Cars, Buckethead and Robin Finck of NIN and Guns and Roses are among the featured players. This soundtrack is apocalyptic and an important mark in John Carpenter's unparalleled career as a Director/Composer. Released on “Red Planet” vinyl in conjunction with the film's 20th anniversary.
1. Ghosts Of Mars (3:44)
2. Love Siege (4:37)
3. Fight Train (3:15)
4. Visions Of Earth (4:08)
5. Kick Ass (6:06)
1. Slashing Void (2:46)
2. Power Station (4:37)
3. Can't Let You Go (2:17)
4. Dismemberment Blues (2:52)
5. Fightin' Mad (2:40)
6. Pam Grier's Head (2:35)
7. Ghost Poppin' (3:21)
The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Thot Breaker, his fan-favorite 2017 project, remains an iconic album. Featuring hit songs “Can You Be My Friend” and “My Baby”, this is the first release on vinyl.
1. Alone (Intro)
2. Can You Be My Friend
3. My Baby
4. You & Me
6. Couple Of Coats
7. Grab A Star
8. You My Number One
9. So Cal
10. Drank Head
11. My Head
12. Slow Dance (feat. Young Chop)
13. Going Home
50th anniversary edition on 180g opaque white vinyl, with updated / re-typeset embossed packaging that includes a brand new eight page, 12x12 lyric booklet. The audio has been sourced from the original analogue tapes via a new direct digital transfer. PACKAGING NOTE: Track list on back of LP jacket is a sticker that comes off when the cellophane is removed so that the jacket replicates the original package without tracklist.
2. Last Year's Man
3. Dress Rehearsal Rag
4. Diamonds in the Mine
1. Love Calls You By Your Name
2. Famous Blue Raincoat
3. Sing Another Song, Boys
4. Joan of Arc
Madlib reissues his long out of print collaboration with legendary Brazilian drummer Ivan “Mamao” Conti, propellant for lauded jazz fusion archetypes Azymuth, on his own imprint. Alternate cover artwork, photography by B+.
When Madlib went to Brazil in 2002 with Mochilla to participate in the production of the Brazilintime documentary, his one mission was to meet Ivan “Mamao” Conti, the drummer of the legendary trio Azymuth. Madlib had made an Azymuth tribute record he wanted to play for him. On a rainy night in Rio, Mamao and Madlib went in the studio. Several hours later the rhythm tracks that make up Sujinho were laid and the process began.
Featuring the music of Madlib, Mamao, Edu Lobo, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Luiz Eca, Baden Powell, Vinicius De Moraes, Marcos Valle, Joao Donato, Dom Um Romao, Airto Moreira and even George Duke… and with guest vocals by Thalma De Freitas — Sujinho is a unique and classic record. Filled with the angularity and edge of a Madlib production and underwritten by the polyrhythmics of Mamao — Sujinho takes Brazilian music into places it has never been, bringing oft-forgotten classics like “Upa Neguinho” to 21st century ears.
3. Anna de Amsterdam Interlude
4. Praça da Republica
1. Brasilian Sugar
2. Sao Paulo Nights
4. Upa Neguinho (feat. Thalma De Freitas)
1. Casa Forte
2. Amazon Stroll
4. Anna de Amsterdam Reprise
5. Waiting on the Corner
1. Tijuca Man
2. Nao Tem Nada Nao
3. Sunset at Sujinho
4. Segura esta Onda (feat. Mamao on vocals)
In celebration of Specialty Records' 75th anniversary, a new Sam Cooke compilation featuring tracks from his Specialty catalog focusing on his pop-leaning tracks plus the live recordings from the legendary 1955 Shrine Concert that have never been available on vinyl before.
This 3 X 10" release in a triple-gatefold jacket, featuring replica flyers and other ephemera included as inserts in the packaging.
1. Any Day Now (Take 6/Alternate) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Pilgrim Of Sorrow (Alternate Take) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
3. Jesus Gave Me Water – THE SOUL STIRRERS
4. Peace In the Valley – THE SOUL STIRRERS
5. Jesus Wash Away My Troubles – THE SOUL STIRRERS
6. Were You There – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. I’d Give Up All My Sins and Serve the Lord – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Touch the Hem Of His Garment – THE SOUL STIRRERS
3. One More River – THE SOUL STIRRERS
4. Mean Old World (Take 3/Alternate) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
5. He’s So Wonderful – THE SOUL STIRRERS
6. That’s Heaven to Me – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. I Have A Friend Above All Others (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Be With Me Jesus (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. Nearer to Thee (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. Loveable – SAM COOKE
2. I Need You Now – SAM COOKE
3. I’ll Come Running Back To You – SAM COOKE
4. I Don’t Want to Cry – SAM COOKE
1. Forever – SAM COOKE
2. Happy In Love – SAM COOKE
3. That’s All I Need to Know – SAM COOKE
Larry Coryell (The Godfather of Fusion) & The Eleventh House is one of the best known 70s fusion groups. At Montreux was recorded live at the Montreux Jazz and Pop Festival, Montreux, Switzerland, July 4, 1974. The album is critically acclaimed as "The cutting Edge of Jazz-Fusion" and "A Coll Fusion Good Time". This deluxe package includes: an OBI strip, Single cardboard album jacket, printed inner sleeve, original record label and specialty "double split" red translucent/yellow translucent vinyl.
Improvisation On Villa Lobos - Prelude No. 4 In E Minor | Tamari | Joyride | Rasputin | Song For A New York Rainmaker | The Eleventh House Blues
For RSD Black Friday, the first physical release of the Rat Child EP, featuring guest performances from Frank Bello (Anthrax), Howard Jones (Devil You Know, ex-Killswitch Engage) and Stix Zadina (Steel Panther). A 12” fluorescent green vinyl release, with an exclusive poster.
1. Mountain (feat. Frank Bello)
2. Kiss it Goodbye (feat. Howard Jones)
3. Everyone Dies (feat. Stix Zadina)
4. Rat Child
Miles Davis’ Live-Evil turns 50 in November and this jazz-funk landmark double LP is a 100-minute workout of hard grooves and rhythmic explorations. Captured live during his legendary 1970 stand at Washington DC’s Cellar Door, then edited by producer Teo Macero, the recording features Miles joined by a murderer’s row of musicians: Gary Bartz, John McLaughlin, Keith Jarrett, Michael Henderson, Jack DeJohnette and Airto Moreira. The album’s striking cover by legendary illustrator Mati Klarwein is complemented by two slabs of limited edition opaque teal colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
2. Little Church
3. Medley: Gemini/Double Image
1. What I Say
2. Nem Um Talvez
2. Funk Tonk
1. Inamorata and Narration by Conrad Roberts
An RSD Black Friday picture disc release of Dio’s sophomore outing, their highest UK and US-charting album, originally released in July of 1984.
The Last In Line
I Speed At Night
One Night In The City
Eat Your Heart Out
Egypt (The Chains Are On)
The album is a collector’s edition on Audiophile 180g vinyl of Eric Essix’s 27th album, Songs From the Deep.
Because the South is his life and it’s always been home, both physically and spiritually, Eric has carried those artful and passionate Southern breezes through some of his best recordings, including the albums Southbound (2000) and Birmingham (2009). Songs From the Deep captures our collective moment perfectly with a sense of personal nostalgia (Late Night Drive, Back Porch), sociopolitical resolve (Forward March), and several powerful shout-outs to recently departed civil rights icon and fellow Alabamian John Lewis (Walk With the Wind, Stand).
Late Night Drive
Walk With the Wind
First released in 2011, Evanescence followed the immense success of global chart-toppers Fallen and The Open Door. Singer Amy Lee described landing on the epononymous title as being "about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence" adding that "it just felt like this is who we are." Featuring the hit singles "What You Want," "My Heart is Broken" and "Lost in Paradise," Evanescence debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, also reaching Top 5 in the UK, Canada, Australia, and across Europe. Marking the album’s 10th anniversary, this special pressing will be available on purple smoke vinyl and is limited to 8,000 copies worldwide.
Side A: 1. What You Want 2. Made Of Stone 3. The Change 4. My Heart Is Broken 5. The Other Side 6. Erase This
Side B: 1. Lost In Paradise 2. Sick 3. The End Of the Dream 4. Oceans 5. Never Go Back 6. Swimming Home
Vinyl: $24.99 Buy
Recorded in the throes of their Philadelphia folk-rock phase during the late ‘60s, this record is a collection of rare early recordings by Daryl Hall & John Oates, before their signing to Atlantic Records. Prior to releasing their debut album, Whole Oats,' these two composer-performers had sketched out a series of songs, several of which went on to become early Hall & Oates classics. A great piece of rock history showcasing that early Philly sound before Hall & Oates went on to become one of America’s greatest pop-rock duos.
Pressed on heavyweight transparent orange vinyl with individual hand-numbering.
1 In Honor Of A Lady
2 Good Night And Good Morning
3 Past Times Behind
4 The Reason Why
6 If That's What Makes You Happy
7 The Provider
8 They Needed Each Other
9 Deep River Blues
12 I'll Be By
13 Dry In The Sun
15 Back In Love Again
16 Fall In Philadelphia
18 Months & Weeks & Days
19 A Lot Of Changes Comin'
20 I'm Tired Of Wearing Buckskin
In the late 1980s, the renowned American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger John Hicks formed one of the most influential ensembles consisting out of musicians that had played music at the highest level all their lives and gained their status as both stand-alone artists and important sidemen. Each of them had participated in many of jazz's great moments and all shared the ability, documented on many albums, to inspire their fellow musicians to even greater heights. The ‘John Hicks Trio’ had several line-up changes over the years that included greats such as Clifford Barbaro (Strata East, Blue Note, Sun Ra Arkestra, Charles Tolliver), Clint Houston (Prestige, Nina Simone, Roy Ayers, Azar Lawrence), Curtis Lundy (Pharoah Sanders, Frank Morgan, Cole Porter), Marcus McLaurine (Muse, Verve, Weldon Irvine, Kool & The Gang) and Victor Lewis (Steve Grossman, Stan Getz, Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, Chet Baker).
On this album (Is That So? from 1991) the trio consists out of some of the biggest and best players in the jazz, funk and soul scenes:
On piano we have the Atlanta based trio’s bandleader JOHN HICKS (1941-2006). He served as a leader on more than 30 albums and played as a sideman on more than 300 other recordings. After being taught piano by his mother, Hicks went on to study at Lincoln University of Missouri, Berklee College of Music, and the Julliard School. After playing with a number of different artists during the early '60s (including Oliver Nelson and being part of Pharoah Sanders’s first band) he joined Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers in 1964. In the early '70s he taught jazz history and improvisation at Southern Illinois University before resuming his career as a recording artist. Next to his many solo recordings for labels such as Strata East and Concord, Hicks would collaborate with all the big names in the scene, including Archie Shepp, Alvin Queen, Mingus and Curtis Lundy. In 2014 & 2015, J Dilla payed homage to John Hicks by sampling two of his songs.
On drums we have the legendary IDRIS MUHAMMAD (1939-2014) who to this day is still considered as one of the most influential drummers covering a multitude of genre-transcending styles. Born in New Orleans, he showed early talent as a percussionist and began his professional career while still a teenager, playing on Fats Domino’s ‘Blueberry Hill’. He then toured with Sam Cooke and would later go on to work with Curtis Mayfield. Next to his landmark solo recordings for Prestige Records, Idris would collaborate with iconic musicians and acts from the likes of Pharoah Sanders, Manu Dibango, Ahmad Jamal, Melvin Sparks, Charles Earland, Walter Bishop, Ceasar Frazier, Roberta Flack, Gato Barbieri, Nathan Davis, Sonny Rollins, Lou Donaldson, Galt MacDermot, Lonnie Smith…and countless others. Idris Muhammad’s work was sampled by renowned performers such as Drake, Beastie Boys and Fatboy Slim.
On bass we have RAY DRUMMOND (born 1946) who originated from Massachusetts. Drummond was a well-respected bass player (and a master of his instrument), composer, arranger, bandleader, educator and producer who was part of performances and recordings of renowned acts and artists such as Pharoah Sanders, Horace Tapscott, Art Farmer, George Coleman, Leon Thomas, Johnny Lytle, Freddie Hubbard, John Hicks, Houston Person, Toots Thielemans, Lalo Schifrin, Art Blakey…and many others!
The ‘Is That So?’ album was recorded at the legendary Studio 44 (Holland) in July 1990 and released on the Dutch label TIMELESS in 1991. On this amazing piece of work you’ll find ten majestic tracks (including an excellent Sonny Rollins cover-tune). The album was produced by John Hicks and Timeless Records owner Wim Wigt and is a remarkable outing of advanced musicianship by three jazz-giants in their prime, delivering an inspirational gem of an album. Is That So? sounds as successful, young and vibrant as ever! Expect supercharged Post Bop with striking notes, no-holds-barred musicianship, high swinging solos, screaming choruses and plenty of solid virtuosity to spare. The up tempo none stop Latin beat is complimented by the terrific drum solos of Idris Muhammad and the rhythmic bass stokes of Ray Drummond. This electrifying set of tracks makes this release a bonafide hit and a must have for any self-respecting jazz fan or collector.
Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the FIRST ever vinyl release (these recordings were never issued on vinyl before) of John Hicks Trio Is That So?. This unique album comes as a deluxe 180g DOUBLE vinyl edition (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide) with obi strip. The jacket features exclusive pictures shot by legendary Dutch photographer Joost Leijen (known for his work with artists such as Chet Baker and Pharoah Sanders), also included is an insert with liner notes by renowned author and producer Russ Musto. This is also the FIRST time Is that So? is being released in North America and in the UK. Released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2021
01 Is That So? - 02 Autumn Leaves - 03 How Insensitive - 04 April Eyes - 05 Yesterdays - 06 Emily - 07 I'll Remember April - 08 Never Let Me Go - 09 Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise - 10 Sonnymoon For Two
This first ever picture disc for the soundtrack of this heartwarming 1999 animated film celebrates The Robot, his best friend, Hogarth, and a cast of characters. Music composed by Michael Kamen, (Lethal Weapon, Die Hard), well-known for his work with Eric Clapton, Metallica and Pink Floyd in addition to his brilliant theatrical scores.
1 The Eye Of The Storm 2:31
2 Hogarth Hughes 0:21
3 Into The Forest 3:34
4 The Giant Wakes 1:25
5 Come And Get It 1:46
6 Cat And Mouse 0:56
7 Train Wreck 1:05
8 You Can Fix Yourself? 1:18
9 Hand Underfoot 2:00
10 Bedtime Stories 2:26
11 We Gotta Hide 0:50
12 His Name Is Dean 0:48
13 Eating Art 0:43
14 Space Car 0:59
15 Souls Don't Die 4:09
1 Contest Of Will 4:36
2 The Army Arrives 1:34
3 Annie And Dean 1:19
4 He's A Weapon 2:44
5 The Giant Discovered 4:28
6 Trance-Former 4:27
7 No Following 4:05
8 The Last Giant Piece 1:07
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the 1996 Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions. One of two versions for RSD Black Friday 2021 the Christmas Tree version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and green vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
Downhill Sleigh Ride | Christmas Rule | What Child Is This | Christmas Blues | Journey of the Three Wise Men | Baby Boy | You're Still Standing | Silent Night | Holiday Marmalade | Holiday Segue
A first-ever vinyl pressing for the 1996 Christmas record from Jorma Kaukonen, originally released on Relix Records. It includes customized traditional Christmas standards and some original Christmas-themed compositions. One of two versions for RSD Black Friday 2021 the Candy Cane version of this first-ever vinyl release is pressed on red and white vinyl. The deluxe packaging includes an OBI strip, a gatefold jacket, printed inner sleeve and specialty color vinyl.
Downhill Sleigh Ride | Christmas Rule | What Child Is This | Christmas Blues | Journey of the Three Wise Men | Baby Boy | You're Still Standing | Silent Night | Holiday Marmalade | Holiday Segue
Recorded Live for the BBC In Concert Series in 1971, and produced by Series producer Stanley Dorfman, Carole King performs hits from the seminal album Tapestry. Backed by members of Jo Mama (who were featured on the album), including her longtime friend and collaborator Danny “Kootch” Kortchmar on guitar. The setlist includes her songs “I Feel the Earth Move”, “(You Make Me Feel) Like A Natural Woman”, “So Far Away” (ft. James Taylor), “It's Too Late”, “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow” and “Up on the Roof.” Never before released on vinyl.
1. I Feel The Earth Move
2. (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
3. So Far Away
4. It's Too Late
1. Smackwater Jack
2. Way Over Yonder
3. Will You Love Me Tomorrow
4. Up On The Roof
"All You Can Eat is both the most brazen and conventional album she's ever made, and one of her best" - Entertainment Weekly.
Originally released in 1995, All You Can Eat is now on colored yellow-orange mixed vinyl, available first for RSD Black Friday.
If I Were You
World of Love
Infinite and Unforeseen
I Want It All
The sophomore studio album from multi-Platinum, Grammy-winning musician John Legend includes the hits “Save Room”, “P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)” and “King & Queen” featuring Mary J. Blige. Legend worked with a great list of producers and co-writers on Once Again, including Kanye West, will. I. am, Raphael Saadiq, Craig Street, Sa-Ra, Eric Hudson, Devo Springsteen, Dave Tozer and Avenue. Celebrating fifteen years since its release, Once Again is released for RSD Black Friday as a gold vinyl double album.
1. Save Room
4. Show Me
1. Each Day Gets Better
2. King & Queen
3. P.D.A. (We Just Don’t Care)
4. Slow Dance
3. Where Did My Baby Go
1. Maxine’s Interlude
2. Another Again
3. Coming Home
Originally released in 2000 by Warp Records.
"Jamie Lidell has taken the Trash Collective's aural-invasion aesthetic and tweaked it for far subtler ends. Though this album doesn't present a baseline criterion, Muddlin Gear will prep you for when the body-snatching pods land to give you the most visceral baseline experience of your life."--Pitchfork
1. The Entroscooper
2. Said Dram Scam
3. The Eèp.
4. Ill Shambata
5. La Scappin Rööd
6. In Inphidelik
7. Silent Why
8. Da Doo Doo
1. Daddy's Car
3. The Cop It Suite
5. Daddy No Lie
Cassette: $9.98 Buy
1. More Than This [Roxy Music cover]
2. I'm Not In Love [10CC cover]
1. Right Down The Line [Gerry Raferty Cover]
2. I Keep Forgettin' (Every Time You're Near) [Michael McDonald cover]
Lera Lynn performed a virtual instore full set at Nashville record store Vinyl Tap and recorded it for this special RSD Black Friday LP.
1. Eye, Eye, Eye
4. Dark Horse
5. Black Hole Sun
6. Shape Shifter
7. Make You Ok
8. A Light Comes Through
9. What I'm Looking For
10. What Is Love
Magma is one of the most influential of all French bands. They have left a legacy of music that defies any of the standard and convenient classifications of rock, operating instead in a realm of their own creation.
Early on the morning of March 14th 1974, right in the middle of their second UK tour, Magma recorded one session for the John Peel sessions, playing only two pieces, but clocking in at 57 minutes, making it one of the longest, if not the longest, studio session ever recorded for this program; ''Theusz Hamtaahk'' (LP 1) & ''Kohntarkosz'' (LP 2), now available on vinyl for the first time.
BBC 1974 Londres is pressed on silver vinyl. Only 2500 individually numbered copies are available worldwide, exclusively at record stores for RSD Black Friday.
1. Theusz Hamtaahk (Part 1)
1. Theusz Hamtaahk (Part 2)
1. Kohntarkosz (Part 1)
1. Kohntarkosz (Part 2)
2. In The Temple
3. Dance Of The Furies
4. Slide (Hidden Track)
5. Starblood (Remix) (Hidden Track)
Matata (which means “trouble” in Swahili) was an African funk band who took nightclubs by storm and jammed with some of the biggest giants in soul, jazz and Latin music. The band had its roots in the Congo although it formed in Kenya in the mid-sixties. Matata was based around the famous ‘Starlight Club’ in Nairobi. The group retained elements of traditional music by incorporating instruments such as the ‘ngoma’ (a large drum) and an eight stringed guitar-harp called the ‘nyatiti’…this brought something different to their style and made for a unique sound. Each of the songwriters sang lead in their native tongues and this meant they used vocals in three African languages (next to the songs sung in English). As the sixties drew to an end Matata (sometimes also known as ‘Air Fiesta Matata’) were regulars on Kenyan television and enjoyed a national following.
In 1971 when the BBC held a competition to find the best band in Africa, Matata submitted a song and came in first. They were sent to visit London, performed at the BBC and stayed around to do some gigs (after years of playing at the ‘Starlight Club’ the band was tight and well-rehearsed). The timing was perfect because there was a serious cross-fertilisation taking place between musicians from many different genres and nationalities…and this brought such vibrancy to cultural life in the capital. Matata arrived in London just as Assagai and Osibisa – groups led by African musicians who also played a fusion of styles – released their debut albums, paving the way for their peers.
The band signed a two-album deal with the UK-based label President Records (who would go on to release Matata’s ‘Air Fiesta’ in 1972 & ‘Independence’ in 1974). Several singles also came out of this and Matata scored hits in the Netherlands, Belgium and France. With a wealth of material and a dynamic live act to its name they would play packed gigs every night. The group was a visual, as well as musical feast and quickly became favorites at several well-known London nightclubs. Tours were numerous and the band played all over the world including having residencies in the UK, Norway, Switzerland, Hong Kong & Germany (where they got the chance to jam with Miles Davis in Cologne). There would be no further Matata recordings and sadly the band split after releasing their second album. Luckily, we are left with the unique documents that are ‘Air Fiesta’ and ‘Independence’.
The album we are presenting you today (Independence from 1974) comes swinging right out the gate with a set of no less than TWELVE monster tunes. It’s a musical gumbo full of irresistible rhythms, punchy blasts, snappy vocal hooks, reverb-laden ‘Santana’ guitar solos, a little reggae and Afrobeat filled horn arrangements, plus everything else needed to get dancers working overtime. On ‘Independence’ the group leaned mightily on James Brown for their groove, and laid out a heavy, rock solid variation on JBs funk with an African percussion base of fluid congas and bongos at the core.
Independence is a quintessential record that every serious collector or fan needs to have in his/her collection. Matata’s marriage of percolating African rhythms delivered one butt-shaking, finger-popping club hit after another that can still fill a dance floor to this day. Hard funky soul with an Afrobeat backbone…it’s all about the grooves here!
Originally released in 1974 on President Records, Tidal Waves Music now proudly presents the first official reissue of this seminal Afrobeat/Afrofunk album. This unique record comes as a deluxe 180g vinyl edition (strictly limited to 1000 copies worldwide) with obi strip and featuring the original artwork. This reissue also comes with an insert featuring pictures of the band and extensive liner notes from award winning author John Masouri. Released exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2021.
01 Return to You - 02 Good Good Understanding - 03 Gettin' Together - 04 I Believed Her - 05 Good Samaritan - 06 I Feel Funky - 07 I Don't Have to Worry - 08 Something in Mind - 09 I Want You - 10 Love Is the Only Way - 11 Gimme Some Lovin' - 12 Talkin' Talkin'
NOW became Maxwell's first album to reach #1 on the Billboard 200, selling over 296,000 units in the U.S. in the first week and later certified Platinum. The album delivered the undeniable grooves “Get To Know Ya”, “Lifetime”, and “This Woman’s Work”. To celebrate the 20th anniversary, it’s being reissued for RSD Black Friday on “Root Beer Brown” vinyl with a 12-page booklet containing rare photos and a new essay by Nelson George.
1. Get To Know Ya
3. W/As My Girl
6. For Lovers Only
1. Temporary Nite
3. Symptom Unknown
4. This Woman’s Work
5. Now/At The Party
The first vinyl reissue in more than 40 years - now on 180g vinyl!
Includes the iconic protest song and title track, which hit #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1965. “Eve of Destruction” was recorded by McGuire with the original composer P. F. Sloan on guitar, Phil Spector’s Wrecking Crew members Hal Blaine (Frank Sinatra, The Beach Boys)) on drums, and Larry Knechtel (The Doors, Simon & Garfunkel) on bass. The song would be covered by countless artists (The Turtles, Johnny Thunders, The Pretty Things, Public Enemy), and was also featured on the soundtrack to the film Good Morning Vietnam, among other anti-war movies and TV shows. A dominating hit single, it charted higher than any protest song written by Bob Dylan (McGuire covers two of Dylan’s songs on this album: “She Belongs to Me” and “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”).
1. Eve of Destruction
2. She Belongs To Me
3. You Never Had It So Good
4. Sloop John B.
5. Baby Blue
6. The Sins Of A Family
7. Try To Remember
8. Mr. Man On The Street - Act One
9. You Were On My Mind
10. Ain't No Way I'm Gonna Change My Mind
11. What Exactly's the Matter With Me
12. Why Not Stop & Dig It While You Can
JD McPherson presents SOCKS, A Christmas Album. Featuring eleven original tracks written by JD McPherson and his friends. SOCKS is an album of holidays songs sure to be standards while you are decorating the tree. Come get warm by the fire with songs such as “All The Gifts I Need” and “Every Single Christmas”.
1. All The Gifts I Need
2. Bad Kid
3. Hey Skinny Santa!
5. Every Single Christmas
6. Ugly Sweater Blues
1. Holly, Carol, Candy & Joy
2. Santa’s Got A Mean Machine
3. What’s That Sound?
4. Claus Vs. Claus (feat. Lucie Silvas)
5. Twinkle (Little Christmas Lights)
30th Anniversary of the American rock superband’s most popular album Lean Into It
First time available in Limited Numbered Edition Colored 180g Vinyl.
First released in 1991, Lean Into It is the second studio album by the American rock supergroup Mr. Big (Paul Gilbert, Eric Martin, Billy Sheehan and Pat Torpey). This is the band's breakthrough release, peaking at #15 on the Billboard 200 charts, while the single “To Be with You” became the band's first and only song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The follow-up single “Just Take My Heart” was a Top-20 hit, peaking at #16 on the Billboard Hot 100.
The million selling album, also containing the popular tracks “Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy”, “Alive and Kickin” and “Green Tinted Sixties Man”. Lean Into It shows that Mr. Big could strip away all the flash and seven minute solos and simply create well-written songs with rhythm, groove and good melodies, making the band one of the iconic new wave of progressive ‘musician’s bands’ who could play mind-blowing complicated riffs on their instruments at lightning speeds.
This is one of the ever-green albums of ‘80s-style hair band rock that transcends the years and 2021 is the 30th anniversary of the release. evoxs is remastering the album using hi-resolution digital transfers from the original analogue master tapes and will be manufactured as a high quality 180g limited, numbered vinyl. The vinyl version of Lean Into It was only ever released in the US as a “record club” edition, and has been out of print for over 20 years.
1. Daddy, Brother, Lover, Little Boy
2. Alive And Kickin'
3. Green-Tinted Sixties Mind
4. CDff-Lucky This Time
5. Voodoo Kiss
1. Never Say Never
2. Just Take My Heart
3. My Kinda Woman
4. A Little Too Loose
5. Road To Ruin
6. To Be With You
Previously unreleased historic recordings from Charlie Parker's legendary and highly eventful visits to Los Angeles.
December 17, 1945
1. Intro over I Waited for You into How High the Moon (incomplete)...................................... 4:11
2. Intro dialogue with Gibson into Handsome Harry the Hipster (incomplete) (no Parker).... 4:15
3. Cement Mixer (fragment) into Intro into Blues (fragment).................................................. 1:20
4. Dizzy Atmosphere (fragment) (no Parker improvisation)..................................................... 1:04
5. Fifty-Second Street Theme into closing announcement....................................................... 1:53
Possibly December 10, 17, or 29, 1945
AFRS “Jubilee,” NBC Studios, Hollywood, California
Dizzy Gillespie and His Orchestra Featuring Charlie Parker
6. Groovin’ High into announcement........................................................................................ 5:47
1. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Shaw ‘Nuff into announcement...................................... 4:51
2. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into Dizzy Atmosphere into announcement........................... 4:36
3. Intro dialogue with Gillespie into A Night in Tunisia into announcement............................ 4:59
4. Intro dialogue between Vallee and Gibson into Salt Peanuts............................................... 3:40
1. Billie’s Bounce........................................................................................................................ 3:45
2. Ornithology ........................................................................................................................... 5:04
3. All the Things You Are............................................................................................................ 5:13
4. Blue ‘n’ Boogie....................................................................................................................... 5:15
1. Anthropology into announcement........................................................................................ 2:51
Probably March or April 1946
AFRS “Jubilee,” NBC Studios, Hollywood, California
2. Intro discussion into Cherokee into announcement............................................................. 4:22
November 22, 1948
Jazz At the Philharmonic, Shrine Auditorium, Los Angeles, California
3. Ornithology............................................................................................................................ 4:11
4. Dizzy Atmosphere.................................................................................................................. 5:39
5. Out of Nowhere..................................................................................................................... 3:35
July 14, 1952
Party at Jirayr Zorthian’s Ranch, top of Fair Oaks Avenue, Altadena, California
1. Scrapple from the Apple (incomplete)................................................................................. 5:44
2. Au Privave/Dance of the Infidels......................................................................................... 13:11
1. Night in Tunisia...................................................................................................................... 7:33
2. How High the Moon/Ornithology......................................................................................... 7:31
3. Party Chatter into Embraceable You .................................................................................... 3:45
1. Hot House ............................................................................................................................. 7:07
2. Cool Blues............................................................................................................................ 12:15
1. March Noodling/Dixie........................................................................................................... 4:12
Probably July 28, 1952 at Zorthian’s Ranch
2. Scrapple from the Apple...................................................................................................... 13:14
Probably July 1952, Unknown Location, Los Angeles, California
3. Au Privave (incomplete)........................................................................................................ 4:28
Previously unreleased historic recordings from Charlie Parker's legendary and highly eventful visits to Los Angeles.
CD 1 –
1. I Waited For You / How High The Moon [Medley]
2. Harry The Hipster
3. Cement Mixer / Blues [Medley]
4. Dizzy Atmosphere
5. Fifty-Second Street Theme
6. Groovin' High
7. Shaw 'Nuff
8. Dizzy Atmosphere
9. Salt Peanuts
10. Billie's Bounce
12. All The Things You Are
13. Blue 'N' Boogie
17. Dizzy Atmosphere
18. Out of Nowhere
CD 2 –
1. Scrapple From The Apple
2. Au Privave / Dance Of The Infidels [Medley]
3. Night In Tunisia
4. How High The Moon / Ornithology [Medley]
5. Embraceable You
6. Hot House
7. Cool Blues
9. Scrapple From The Apple
10. Au Privave
No Other Love was the sixth album in a solo career that began when California native Chuck Prophet split from Green on Red in 1990. Green on Red helped lead the way for the insurgent country of the 1990s, but on his own Prophet has grown far beyond the category. No Other Love is maverick genre-bending in the manner of Beck and Jim White, and the stylistic variety suits Prophet's compositions, peopled by crazed desperados and beautiful losers. The songs run the gamut from the raunchy horn-driven swagger of "That's How Much I Need Your Love" to the stinging, pleading "Elouise," where his ever-inventive guitar vies with Farfisa organ. Prophet enjoys spicing songs with pop culture references, but his wry humor is counterbalanced by a strong moral undertow in "I Bow Down and Pray to Every Woman I See" and the beautiful "Summertime Thing." This is a Prophet with plenty of honor. This limited edition release will be pressed on red splatter vinyl at MPO in France. Mastered for vinyl by Jason NeSmith - Chase Park.
No Other Love is now on vinyl for the first time outside of a limited German release in 2002. This release is limited to 4,000 copies worldwide
SIDE A 1.) What Can You Tell Me 2.) After The Rain 3.) I Bow Down And Pray To Every Woman I See 4.) Run Primo Run 5.) Storm Across The Sea 6.) No Other Love
SIDE B 1.) Elouise 2.) That’s How Much I Need Your Love 3.) Summertime Thing 4.) What Makes The Monkey Dance 5.) Old Friends
Following the meteoric success of the viral mega hit "Dat Stick" Rich Brian comes with his debut studio album, Amen. Primarily produced by Rich Brian himself, with help from a few friends, the album proves the rapper from Indonesia is more than just an internet sensation. Fourteen tracks, the album includes hit singles "Glow Like Dat," "Attention," and "Introvert,” and featured artists include fellow labelmate Joji, Offset, NIKI, and AUGUST 08
The vinyl pressing available first at record stores on RSD Black Friday is on blue and tan “color-in-color” vinyl.
1. Amen | 2. Cold | 3. Occupied | 4. Introvert (feat. Joji) | 5. Attention | 6. Glow Like Dat | 7. Trespass | 8. Flight | 9. See Me | 10. Enemies | 11. Kitty | 12. Little Prince (feat. NIKI) | 13. Chaos | 14. Arizona (feat. AUGUST 08)
Healing is Todd Rundgren's ninth studio album, released in 1981. The album's themes are spirituality and the human condition, something Rundgren had touched on many times in earlier works but never with the consistency exhibited here as every track explores a different aspect.
This RSD Black Friday reissue is pressed on clear vinyl and includes a bonus 7” with two tracks.
Side A: Healer / Pulse / Flesh / Golden Goose / Compassion / Shine
Side B: Healing Part I / Healing Part II / Healing Part III
7” single: “Time Heals”/ “Tiny Demons”
This RSD Black Friday exclusive single features two never-before-heard B-sides from the same sessions as the globally acclaimed new Sons of Kemet record, Black To The Future. “Rites of Passage” is an 11-minute exploratory, contemplative composition led by Shabaka Hutchings’ colorful melodies. “Myth Science” showcases Kemet at their most realized, a rich arrangement coupled with driving, inter-woven percussions and lyrical horn playing.
1. Rites of Passage (11:08)
2. Myth Science (4:40)
Since 1995, the Squirrel Nut Zippers have sacked and plundered the old, weird America then sailed off to further distant lands. They have used New Orleans as their hideout and base of operations. Jean-Lafitte-like the hide in the lee side of barrier island, receiving goods and masking dark back channel deals; hiding in cellars or in plain view.
In 2020, fans were able to gaze into the tea leaves that make up their brand new album: Lost Songs of Doc Souchon to see if they can discern their own destiny. Now, on the heals of the successful reunion album from SNZ members Jimbo Mathus, "13 Stories," "Lost Songs of Doc Souchon " is finally available on limited edition vinyl for RSD Black Friday 2021.
Lost Songs Of Doc Souchon follows the band’s last studio album, Beasts Of Burgundy, which debuted at #4 on the Billboard Jazz Album Chart. Also, Andrew Bird makes his first appearance on a Squirrel Nut Zippers album since Perennial Favorites (1998, Mammoth)
“This new album was inspired by all of the mysterious characters from the history of New Orleans jazz music,” commented band leader Jimbo Mathus. “It speaks to the hidden roots of where our aesthetic, interests and philosophy comes from. It pulls on the hidden thread.”
Lost Songs Of Doc Souchon contains ten new tracks, a combination of newly written Zippers material, along with a few songs from past times.
The first single from the album “Animule Ball” was originally recorded back in 1938 by Jelly Roll Morton. In keeping with that time period, the band turned to Fleischer Studios (home of Betty Boop) to use some of their historic animations for a brand new video for the track.
“When I first started the Zippers the Max and Dave Fleischer cartoons were a huge part of our inspiration. The look, the music, all of it," commented Jimbo Mathus. "So to have their blessing to use some of these characters and create something new with it is thrilling to me.”
“Fleischer Studios has a long history of bringing together the best in music and animation, so the opportunity to continue that great tradition with a band like the Squirrel Nut Zippers, nearly 100 years after debuting the first sound cartoon in 1926, is a wonderful honor; and one that would surely put a smile on Max Fleischer's face,” commented Jeni Mahoney.
The Squirrel Nut Zippers began their musical journey in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in the mid 1990’s, as a musician’s escape from the cookie cutter world of modern rock radio at the time. Jimbo Mathus along with drummer/percussionist Chris Phillips formed the band as a casual musical foray among friends and family in the area. It wasn’t long before the band’s quirky mix of jazz chords, folk music, and punk rock leanings spread out of the region and attracted a national audience.
Between 1995-2000 the Squirrel Nut Zippers sold over three million albums. Their watershed album, Hot (1996) was recorded in the heat of New Orleans, fueled by a smoldering mix of booze and a youthful hunger to unlock the secrets of old world jazz. This passion mixed with klezmer, blues and random bits of contemporary musical leanings became the bands signature style. At the time, there were few other bands inhabiting this space. The album would eventually break free of any “jazz” stereotypes and land on commercial radio, taking the band to remarkable heights for what was essentially an anti-establishment sound.
Animule Ball (Unknown)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Crewe/Gaudio, arr. Dr. Sick)
She's Ballin (Mathus)
Train On Fire (Mathus)
Mr Wonderful (Mathus)
I Talk To My Haircut (Rev Fred Lane)
Purim Nigrum (Unknown)
Cookie (New Orleans Willie Jackson)
Happy Days Are Here Again (Ager/Yellen)
Summer Longings (Stephen Foster)
Originally released in 1962, The Twenty-Fifth Day Of December is The Staples Singers' holiday classic, featuring traditional songs such as "Joy To The World, "Silent Night," "Go Tell It On The Mountain" and more. This reissue features the original album artwork and ALL-ANALOG mastering from the original stereo tapes by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, pressed on 180g vinyl at Memphis Record Pressing and housed in a tip-on jacket.
Side A: 1. The Last Month Of The Year 2. The Virgin Mary Had One Son 3. Go Tell It On The Mountain 4. Joy To The World 5. Holy Unto The Lord 6. The Savior Is Born
Side B: 1. Sweet Little Jesus Boy 2. No Room At The Inn 3. There Was A Star 4. Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem 5. Wasn't That A Mighty Day 6. Silent Night
To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Joe Strummer’s critically acclaimed Global A Go-Go album Dark Horse Records will release a 12” Color reissue of the original Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros 7” single “Johnny Appleseed.”
Both included tracks are remastered by Paul Hicks (The Beatles/John Lennon/The Rolling Stones/David Bowie) and will be cut at 45rpm on 12” vinyl for maximum audio quality.
Side A: "Johnny Appleseed" // Side B: "At The Border, Guy"
The 2013 album featuring Jadakiss, NORE, Raekwon, and Sheek Louch produced by Scram Jones and pressed on vinyl for the first time, weed-green splattered vinyl.
1. Float Intro 2. Manson Murder (feat. N.O.R.E.) 3. Bodies In The Basement 4. Hater Love (feat. Sheek Louch) 5. Take It Back 6. Haze Vs. Sour Skit 7. I Need Weed 8. Red Eye (feat. Jadakiss) 9. Reckless (feat. Raekwon) 10. Shoot You Down 11. Open Up (feat. Bullpen) 12. Screw Y’all (feat. Scram Jones)
A new Christmas release from Teddy Swims, on vinyl for the first time for RSD Black Friday.
“Christmas truly is and has always been the most wonderful time of the year! A time regardless of differences or distance where we all come together and celebrate love and togetherness! Christmas songs are truly timeless and never get old! Me and all my best buddies came together and recorded some of our very favorite Christmas songs that our biggest influences have done over the years! I can only hope it brings you a bit closer this year! Happy Holidays!” Available on black vinyl.
1. Silent Night
2. This Christmas
3. Have Yourself A Very Merry Christmas
1. Please Come Home For Christmas
2. O Christmas Tree
3. The Christmas Song
Debut solo EP from Tierney Tough of the indie rock/electronic band The Pauses. Features guest performances by members of Cursive and How To Dress Well on an alternate take of “Friends of Mine” by The Zombies. First and only pressing. Limited to 250 copies.
SIDE A: 1. Apartment 54 2. Tired Swing SIDE B: 1. Friends of Mine (The Zombies)
Vinyl: $38.98 Buy
First time hip-hop star Trippie Redd is offering his first two mixtapes, A Love Letter To You 1 and A Love Letter To You 2, in one triple vinyl package! Trippie Redd has become one of the most successful hip hop artists of the last couple years, with five consecutive album debuts in the Top 5 of the Billboard 200 chart, including one #1 album.
1. Love Scars 2. Love Scars Pt. 2 / Rack City 3. Romeo & Juliet 4. Deeply Scared 5. Blade of Woe 6. It Takes Time 7. Poles 1469 8. No Smoke No Smoke B.C. / Sauce 9. Stoves On 14th 10. Limitless 11. Can You Rap Like Me? 12. Never Ever Lane 13. Bust Down 14. Feel Good 15. In Too Deep 16. Deadman's Wonderland 17. Woah Woah Woah / Crashbandicoot And Chill 18. Back Of My Mind 19. Today 20. Hellboy 21. Back Back Back 22. Dangerous 23. Overweight 24. Overdose 25. I Know How To Self Destruct 26. Let Me Down
Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the U2 single “Gloria”, originally released as a single in October 1981, the second single to be taken from the second studio album October. It remains a staple in U2’s live set.
This 40th anniversary limited edition EP includes the studio version of “Gloria” plus three live versions from three different decades.
The 1990s are represented by the Point Depot show on the band’s home turf of northside Dublin (track A2). Although ticketed as 31st December 1989, the show started at midnight on 1st January 1990 and was broadcast across Europe at the time.
Side B contains two previously unreleased live recordings of “Gloria” – recorded at the Fleet Center in Boston during the Vertigo tour in 2005, and at London’s O2 Arena during the third night of their run of shows in the English capital as part of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour in 2015.
• 4-track 12” EP, cut at 45 rpm
• Pressed on 180gsm transparent sun yellow vinyl
• Full color gatefold outer sleeve with high gloss finish, featuring portraits of the band
• Large poster (600mm x 600mm, folded) with montage of photos from the various live shows across the decades
A double album of new interpretations from the rich canon of songs about the rails and how the music and the railroad shaped America and its musical history.
1. Here Comes That Train Again Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson
2. The Conductor Wore Black Robert Rex Waller Jr
3. Mystery Train Rocky Burnette
4. This Train Peter Case
5. City Of New Orleans John Fogerty
6. Marrakesh Express Dustbowl Revival
7. Train Leaves Here This Mornin' Kai Clark
8. Train Kept A-Rollin' Gary Myrick
9. Southwest Chief Dave Alvin
10. 500 Miles Alice Howe
11. People Get Ready Deborah Poppink
12. Steel Pony Blues Dom Flemons
13. Runaway Train John York
14. Waiting For A Train Paul Burch & Fats Kaplin
15. Freight Train AJ Haynes of Seratones
16.Whiskey Train Carla Olson & Brian Ray
17. Mystery Train James Intveld
18. Midnight Rail Robert Rex Waller Jr
19. I Remember The Railroad Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson
The first wide vinyl release of The Wrens’ sophomore album on Grass Records, celebrating the 25th anniversary of its release. A double LP set on colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
Side A: 1. Yellow Number Three 2. Built In Girls 3. Surprise, Honeycomb 4. Rest Your Head 5. Won't Get Too Far
Side B: 1. Joneses Rule Of Sport 2. Dance The Midwest 3. Still Complaining 4. Hats Off To Marriage, Baby 5. Jane Fakes A Hug
Side C: 1. Counted On Sweetness 2. I've Made Enough Friends 3. Luxury 4. Indie 500 5. Safe And Comfortable
Side D: 1. Destruction/Drawn 2. I Married Sonja 3. I'll Mind You 4. It's Not Getting Any Good