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First time ever on vinyl, a star-studded album with Canned Heat "friends" like John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Mike Finnigan, Roy Rogers, Walter Trout, along with original Canned Heat alumni Fito de la Parra, Larry Taylor, Harvey Mandel.

Canned Shaped Die-Cut Album Cover with tobacco brown vinyl.

SIDE A
1-Same Old Games
2-Bad Trouble
3-Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
4-Black Coffee
5-Home To You

SIDE B
1-It Don't Matter
2-Let's Work Together
3- 1, 2 3 Here We Go Again
4-The Fat Cat
5-Little Wheel 6- Getaway

Canned Heat - Friends in the Can [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$33.98
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These are the 1970-1973 studio collaborations between Memphis Slim (one of the great blues pianists) and Canned Heat. This release is considered to be more "blues" than "blues rock" as the Memphis Horns give this album an extra boost of funk. Package includes: OBI strip, Single jacket, Printed inner sleeve with original record labels. 

Back To Mother Earth | Trouble Everywhere I Go | Black Cat Cross My Trail | Mr. Longfingers | Five Long Years | When I Was Young | You Don't Know My Mind | Boogie Duo | Down That Big Road | Whizzle Wham | Paris

Memphis Slim & Canned Heat - Memphis Heat [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$24.98
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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.

SIDE 1
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

SIDE 2
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

SIDE 3
1. I Have A Friend Above All Others (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Be With Me Jesus (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS

SIDE 4
1. Nearer to Thee (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS

SIDE 5
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

SIDE 6
1. Forever – SAM COOKE
2. Happy In Love – SAM COOKE
3. That’s All I Need to Know – SAM COOKE

Sam Cooke - The First Mile of The Way [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$59.98
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An exciting concert recording featuring two of the jazz greats, Corea and Hamp, live from MIDEM Jazz Gala in Cannes, France. Remastered and reissued on 180g transparent crystal vinyl, the first vinyl pressing in four decades. Pressings feature individual hand-numbering.

A1 Sea Breeze
A2 Moments Notice
A3 Come Rain Or Shine

B1 Fiesta Piano Solo
B2 I Ain't Mad At You

Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton - In Concert: Live at MIDEM 1978 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$24.98
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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

Crobot - Rat Child EP [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$24.98
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The 2005 debut solo album from British singer-songwriter and ex-Catherine Wheel frontman Rob Dickinson.

This first-ever vinyl release adds a bunch of extras that did not appear on the original CD, including the track "The End of the World" (recently covered by Billie Eilish), and a second disc with the Nude EP from the 2008 deluxe CD reissue, made up of acoustic versions of Catherine Wheel songs.

Packaged in a gatefold jacket and pressed in red and yellow "seahorse" vinyl, limited to 2000 copies worldwide.


My Name Is Love; Oceans; The End of the World; Bathe Away; Intelligent People; The Storm; Handsome; Bad Beauty; Towering and Flowering; The Night; Don't Change; Mutineer; Black Metallic; Crank; Ma Solituda; Show Me Mary; The Nude; I Want to Touch You

Rob Dickinson - Fresh Wine For The Horses [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$37.98
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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).


Side 1:
Late Night Drive
Walk With the Wind
3 AM
Stand

Side 2:
The Deep
Forward March
Back Porch
Hold On

Eric Essix - Songs From The Deep [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$25.98
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Cult legend, avant-roots/rock ‘n’ roll raconteur Tav Falco is back at it again, with some notable partners in crime including bass legend Mike Watt and drummer Larry Mullins (Stooges, Bad Seeds, Swans) among others. Written and recorded during the global pandemic of 2020, Falco’s latest release blends tango, fuzz, and his signature roots sound, including a surprising electric folk treatment of "House Of The Rising Sun”.

Limited to just 1,000 copies worldwide, mastered at 45RPM, and pressed on 12” color vinyl.

Strange Tango
House Of The Rising Sun
La Brigantessa Siciliana
Tony Driver Blues

Tav Falco - Club Car Zodiac [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$18.98
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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

John Hicks Trio - Is That So? [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$35.98
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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.

Side A
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

Side B
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

Michael Kamen - The Iron Giant [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$29.98
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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

Jorma Kaukonen - Christmas… Candy Cane Edition [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$24.98
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Lera Lynn performed a virtual instore full set at Nashville record store Vinyl Tap and recorded it for this special RSD Black Friday LP.

Side A
1. Eye, Eye, Eye
2. Drive
3. Daydreamer
4. Dark Horse
5. Black Hole Sun
Side B
6. Shape Shifter
7. Make You Ok
8. A Light Comes Through
9. What I'm Looking For
10. What Is Love

Lera Lynn - Live and Unplugged From Vinyl Tap [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$16.98
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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.


Side A
1. Theusz Hamtaahk (Part 1)

Side B
1. Theusz Hamtaahk (Part 2)

Side C
1. Kohntarkosz (Part 1)

Side D
1. Kohntarkosz (Part 2)

1. Breeze
2. In The Temple
3. Dance Of The Furies
4. Slide (Hidden Track)
5. Starblood (Remix) (Hidden Track)

Magma - BBC 1974 Londres [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$42.98
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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'

Matata - Independence [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$30.98
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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”).


Side 1:
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
Side 2:
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

Barry Mcguire - Eve of Destruction [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$25.98
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Mobb Deep redefined East Coast hip-hop in the early ‘90s with their release Juvenile Hell and the break-out follow up The Infamous. As the group moved into the 2000s and parted ways with their long-time label, Loud, they released Free Agents as a celebration of their moving on to … well, free agent status. With Havoc handling production on all but three cuts and only two guest appearances (one being from long-time Queensbridge associate Big Noyd) Free Agents is uncut, undiluted Mobb Deep all the way through. The reaction from fans was solid, catapulting the record to its peak at # 21 on the Top 200 with a Top 5 position on the R&B/Hip Hop charts. Out of print for well over a decade, this chapter in Mobb Deep’s legacy is back in effect for RSD Black Friday in a never seen, never-to-be-repeated smokey-clear vinyl pressing.

A Side
1. This Is Not Supposed To Be Positive (Intro)
2. Solidified
3. Survival Of The Fittest 2003
4. Paid In Full

B Side
1. Double Shots (feat. Big Noyd)
2. What Can I Do?
3. Favorite Rapper

C Side
1. Let's Pop (feat. ACD)
2. It's Over
3. The Illest
4. Just Got Out The Box... (Skit)

D Side
1. Narcotic
2. Clap First
3. Watch That Nigga
4. Came Up
5. Don't Call Tasha

Mobb Deep - Free Agents [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$31.98
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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
11. Ornithology
12. All The Things You Are
13. Blue 'N' Boogie
14. Anthropology
15. Cherokee
16. Ornithology
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
8. Dixie
9. Scrapple From The Apple
10. Au Privave

Charlie Parker - Bird In LA [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$19.98
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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

Chuck Prophet - No Other Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Splatter LP]
$23.94
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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”

Todd Rundgren - Healing [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Bobby Rush’s biggest hit, “Chicken Heads”, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021. In recognition of this milestone, Bobby has tasked Gov’t Mule, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram and Buddy Guy to record reimagined versions of the track in their own unique styles. This release will include those three versions of the song, plus a brand new recording of the track from Bobby Rush that’s inspired by over 50 years of performing the song live in front of audiences around the globe.

Chicken Heads
Chicken Heads - Buddy Guy Feat Bobby Rush
Chicken Heads - Gov't Mule and Bobby Rush
Chicken Heads - Cristone "Kingfish" Ingram Feat. Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush - Chicken Heads 50th Anniversary [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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In the late ‘90s, Wu-Tang Clan superstar RZA developed a new persona. Based on his birth name and the fact that he was branching out into more digital production, Bobby Diggs became Bobby Digital. As RZA himself put it, “My birth name is Bobby Diggs. So at the time, creatively, I felt like I was in a digital frame…. As Bobby Digital, I could use a character to describe some of the earlier days of my own life. Partying, bullshitting, going crazy, chasing women, taking drugs. It was a mixture of fiction and reality together to make a character I thought would be entertaining.”

RZA released Bobby Digital In Stereo in 1998 and it was certified Gold in a matter of months. Its follow-up, Digital Bullet, dropped in August of 2001, continuing the conceptual story arch from …In Stereo, but with Bobby Digital growing more enlightened and becoming disillusioned with the hedonism that previously served as his fuel. Audiences reacted by driving the release up to # 24 on the Top 200 and a Top 10 position on the R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart. Available on LP for the first time since the mid-2000s, in a translucent yellow vinyl pressing exclusive to RSD Black Friday.

TRACK LISTING:

A Side
1. Show U Love
2. Can't Loose (feat. Beretta 9)
3. Glocko Pop (feat Wu-Tang Clan)
4. Must Be Bobby
5. Brooklyn Babies (feat. Masta Killa)

B Side
1. Domestic Violence Pt.2 (feat. Big Gipp)
2. Do U (feat. GZA & Prodigal Sunn)
3. Fools (feat. Killa Sin)
4. La Rhumba (feat. Beretta 9, Killa Sin & Method Man)
5. Black Widow Pt.2 (feat. Ol' Dirty Bastard)

C Side
1. Shady (feat. Intrigue)
2. Break Bread (feat. Jamie Sommers)
3. Bong Bong (feat.  Beretta 9 & Madam Scheez)
4. Throw Your Flag Up (feat. Black Knights)

D Side
1. Be A Man
2. Righteous Way (feat. Junior Reid)
3. Build Strong (feat. Tekitha)
4. Sickness

 

RZA as Bobby Digital - Digital Bullet [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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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)

Squirrel Nut Zippers - Lost Songs Of Doc Spouchon [RSD BF 2021]
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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"

Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros - Johnny Appleseed [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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TO THE EXTENT THAT AMERICAN HIP HOP OWES A DEBT TO JAMAICAN MUSIC, THAT DEBT IS ALSO OWED TO U ROY

This Limited-Edition vinyl release for RSD Black Friday 2021 celebrates the long and ground-breaking career of the artist who single-handedly created the model for all succeeding reggae DJs, the legendary U ROY.

It is impossible to overstate his importance to the history of reggae, representing a status as Louis Armstrong’s lasting influence on Jazz; U Roy’s feat of having the Top 3 best-selling singles at one time in 1970 on the airwaves & in record shops announced the beginning of a long recording and live performance career, known internationally as the ‘Rasta Ambassador’, a status he held until his death in February 2021. Quite simply, U Roy created the template for all those countless Mic MCs who followed his example, from the 1970s to now. Bob Marley was known to not be a fan of the DJ music sweeping the dance in Jamaica, but when asked what he thought of the trend replied “Well…me like U Roy.”

Pressed on clear vinyl (with liner notes by the noted reggae producer/historian Leroy Pierson), this compilation includes Roy’s collaborations with the leading vocalists of the day (including Johnnie Clarke, Lee Perry, The Heptones, Slim Smith and others), on his own, now-extremely rare JA-only 45 releases, from the collection on Sound System Records, Foundation Skank . There are also sides from an earlier release on Sound System (out of print on vinyl for 20 years) The Lost Album: Right Time Rockers, cited by the Rough Guide To Reggae as one of its 100 Essential LPs. Chatting as a master jazz scat-vocalist over the rhythms originally cut at the Channel One studio in Kingston for the all-time greatest LP of the vocal group Mighty Diamonds, they give an intimate look at the island’s #1 DJ at the top of his form.

By the time of his demise at the age of 78, every accolade, honor, and recognition given in the reggae world were abundantly his, including the Jamaican government’s highest commendation, The National Order Of Distinction. From the early days until his end, U Roy was the epitome of the Rastafarian message of black pride and love. His primacy in the forefront of reggae is known world-wide, and Sound System Records gives thanks for our two decades + association with the man known as Daddy Roy.


SIDE ONE
1. FOUNDATION SKANK
2. ITAL VITAL
3. TRUTHFUL DUB
4. LOVE I BRING
5. DOWN DEH

SIDE TWO
1. MR. WARNER
2. RIGHTFUL REGGAE
3. CRASHIE SWEEP
4. FULL TIME
5. COOL DOWN
6. CREATION REBEL

U Roy - Creation Rebel: Rare Sides By The Reggae Originator 1971-1975 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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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.

Side A
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

Side B
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

Side C
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

Side D
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

Various Artists - Americana Railroad [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Dave Van Ronk was one of the most important figures to emerge from the 1960s American music folk revival in the NYC Greenwich Village music scene. He befriended Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Joni Mitchell and countless others. His legendary life was the basis for the main character in the Coen brothers' film Inside Llewyn Davis.

This show was recorded at Indiana University in Bloomington on October 20, 1964, during a concert sponsored by the I.U. Folksong Club. The performance is quite intimate and eclectic in song choices. This single LP features the best eleven tracks from the 2015 double CD.


1) That'll Never Happen No More
2) God Bless The Child
3) Baby Let Me Lay It On You
4) The Song Of Wandering Aengus
5) Frankies Blues
6) Two Trains Running
7) Tell Old Bill
8) Mr. Noah
9) One Meatball
10) Cocaine Blues
11) St. James Infirmary

Dave Van Ronk - Hear Me Howl --Live 1964 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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Sought after 1981 Wailing Souls album, produced by Linval Thompson sees first vinyl reissue in expanded gatefold sleeve for 40th anniversary, with previously unpublished photos and remastered bonus 12-inch single, liner notes. Pressed on translucent vinyl to match cover aesthetic. Features Roots Radics and Scientist mix.

 




Side 1:
Fire House Rock
Run Dem Down
Oh What A Feeling
Kingdom Rise, Kingdom Fall
Act Of Affection

Side 2:
Busnah
A Fool Will Fall
Bandits Taking Over
Who Lives It
See Baba Joe

Wailing Souls - Wailing [RSD BF 2021] [RSD Black Friday 2021]
$35.98

        
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