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Live at Maida Vale BBC - Vol. II is a limited edition RSD exclusive splatter EP that capture's the band's BBC Maida Vale session from September 2019. It contains four live versions of songs from the band's critically acclaimed Gold & Grey, with an etching on the B side.

1. Throw Me an Anchor 2. Borderlines 3. I'm Already Gone 4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura

Baroness - Live at Maida Vaile BBC Vol II [RSD BF 2020]
$21.98
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We Are: Roots & Traditions is a limited edition 12” EP pressed on rich purple vinyl featuring never-before-heard music from Jon Batiste. Batiste combines elements of jazz, gospel, soul funk, R&B, rap and more to honor musical traditions and as he breaks the mold of what modern artists can be. The 33-year-old musician and activist has been gaining national attention from CNN, New York Times, and more for his peaceful musical protests that he’s been leading in the streets of New York City. He also stars in and wrote the music for Disney/Pixar film SOUL set for release on November 20 and is the bandleader of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Side A “Work It Out”, “Need You (Album Master)”
Side B “WE ARE (album master)”, “Tell The Truth (Treme Mix)” feat. Mardi Gras Indians

Jon Batiste - WE ARE: Roots & Traditions [RSD BF 2020]
$16.98
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Instrumental version of the acclaimed 2020 album Invisible People. Described by Pitchfork as "far and away Chicano Batman’s most accessible record.... A decade into writing songs together, they sound stronger than ever." Mixed by Shawn Everett with lacquers cut at The Lodge in New York City.

1. Color My Life (Instrumental) 2. Blank Slate (Instrumental) 3. I Know It (Instrumental) 4. Invisible People (Instrumental) 5. Manuel's Story (Instrumental) 6. Moment of Joy (Instrumental) 7. Pink Elephant (Instrumental) 8. Polymetronomic Harmony (Instrumental) 9. The Way (Instrumental) 10. The Prophet (Instrumental) 11. Bella (Instrumental) 12. Wounds (Instrumental)

Chicano Batman - Invisible People  [RSD BF 2020]
$26.98
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Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.

Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.

"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.

"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."

The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.

"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.

Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.

Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.

Andrew Jervis.
Ubiquity, February 2003.

“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”

Don Cunningham - Something for Everyone [RSD BF 2020]
$27.98
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An all-star-studded one-of-a-kind concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder Peter Green was held at the London Palladium on 25th February 2020. This split release features three versions of the same track, a previously unreleased Mick Fleetwood & Friends rendition from that night (on which the Friends included Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett) and both a studio version and a live Fleetwood Mac recording from 1970. Pressed on green vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

A1 - Mick Fleetwood and Friends – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) (Live from the London Palladium, feat Billy Gibbons & Kirk Hammett)
B1 – Fleetwood Mac – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) B2 – Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) (live 1970)

Mick Fleetwood & Friends - Green Manalishi (with the Two Pronged Crown) [RSD BF 2020]
$18.98
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Brooklyn-based rapper Half-A-Mill climbed his way up from the underground in the late ‘90s with an initial breakthrough on 1997’s one and only album by The Firm, the supergroup featuring Nas, AZ, Nature and Foxy Brown, alongside producers Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters.

After this high-profile appearance, Half-a-Mill then started setting the stage for the release of his debut album “Milíon” with the single ”Thug Ones" which featured Noreaga, Kool G Rap, and Musolini. “Milíon” became an underground classic, featuring guest appearances by AZ, Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga, Ali Vegas and Spice 1, with production by Just Blaze, The Neptunes, DJ Scratch, and DJ Ali among others.

Tragedy struck in 2003 when the rapper was shot dead at his home in Brooklyn. Tuff Kong now proudly moves to keep his legacy alive by releasing Milíon on vinyl for the first time ever for RSD Black Friday.

SIDE A: 1. “Intro” 2. “Tough Guyz (feat. Ali Vegas)” 3. “What U Ridin” 4. “New Millennium” 5. “Quiet Money (feat. AZ)” 6. “Don’t Go Away” 7. “Where BK At” 8. “Fires In Hell”

SIDE B: 1. “Some Niggaz” 2. “Thug Onez (feat. Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga)” 3. “Gimme Ya Luv” 4. “Ghetto Girl” 5. “Thug Luv” 6. “Bounce (feat. Spice 1)” 7. “Outro” 8. “Thuggest Enemy #1” 9. “Untitled Track”

Half-A-Mill - Milion [RSD BF 2020]
$30.98
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A random meeting and a beat CD resultantly birthed A Breukelen Story, a collaborative release between the venerable veteran Masta Ace and the incredibly detailed and prolific producer Marco Polo. Fourteen tracks with prominent guests (Pharoahe Monch on “The Fight Song”, for example) all strung through with Ace’s signature skits and interludes framing the music and telling the story of Polo manifesting his vision as a NY transplant via Toronto pursuing his dream of being a renowned record producer. The Instrumental version of the album, released for RSD Black Friday on gray vinyl, features Polo’s pastiche-style boom-bap as the drum-driven centerpiece.

1. “Kings” 2. “Breukelen "Brooklyn" 3. “Get Shot” 4. “Still Love Her” 5. “Man Law” 6. “You & I” 7. “Sunken Place” 8. “Corporal Punishment” 9.”Count Em Up” 10. “American Me” 11. “God Bodies” 12. “Wanna Be” 13. “Three” 14. “The Fight Song”

Masta Ace & Marco Polo - A Breukelen Story: Instrumentals [RSD BF 2020]
$26.98
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On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.

Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.

Record One: Original LP
Side 1 – MOTORHEAD, ON PAROLE, VIBRATOR, IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE
Side 2 – CITY KIDS, FOOLS, THE WATCHER, LEAVING HERE, LOST JOHNNY

Record Two: Bonus Tracks
Side 3 – ON PAROLE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), CITY KIDS (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE) *
Side 4 – MOTORHEAD (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), LEAVING HERE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), FOOLS (DEMO VERSION) *

*PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

Motorhead - On Parole (Expanded and Remastered) [RSD BF 2020]
$31.98
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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

Round Robin - Round Robin and Brimstone [RSD Drops 2021]
$28.98
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The Side By Side series goes to 12" as Corey Taylor of Slipknot takes on the classic Dead Boys track, with the original inspiration on the other side. 

"All This And More"/"All This And More" 

Corey Taylor/Dead Boys - All This And More (Side by Side) [RSD BF 2020]
$18.98
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This commemorative 2 x LP edition of Grover Live marks 20 years since the passing of Grover Washington, Jr., the immensely popular artist largely responsible for creating a bridge between jazz and R&B. Cut in June 1997 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York, this album captures the essence of Grover’s greatness. With a coterie of ‘A’ class musicians in support, Grover Live demonstrates why he was not only a leader in his field but a pioneer who blended the subtleties of jazz with the funk and sweat of soul.

1. Winelight with Intro 2. Take Fave (Take Another Five) 3. Soulful Strut 4. Grover Talks 5. Mystical Force 6. Uptown 7. Sassy Stew 8. Grover Talks Again; Medley 9. Black Frost 10. Inner City Blues 11. Strawberry Moon 12. Inside Moves 13. Jamaica 14. East River Drive 15. Just The Two Of Us 16. Sausalito 17. Let It Flow (For "Dr. J") 18. Mr. Magic

Grover Washington, Jr. - Grover Live [RSD BF 2020]
$34.98

        
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