RSD Black Friday 2020
Live at Bubba’s is a previously unissued recording of the Jamaican jazz piano icon Monty Alexander captured live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Bubba’s Jazz Restaurant on August 6, 1982. Recorded by legendary engineer Mack Emerman, who founded Criteria Recording Studios (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Eric Clapton), Live at Bubba’s features bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter) and the acclaimed percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana). The deluxe limited edition 2LP set includes an extensive booklet with photos by Jan Persson, Raymond Ross and Brian McMillen; essays by veteran jazz writer Willard Jenkins, pianist Benny Green, and producer George Klabin; plus interviews with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and others. The vinyl edition is mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.
SIDE A — 1. Arthur’s Theme (7:42) 2. Love You Madly (8:08) 3. Samba De Orfeo (6:26)
SIDE B — 1. Sweet Lady (5:57) 2. Eleuthra (9:34) 3. Reggae Later (7:51)
SIDE C — 1. Blues For Edith (6:46) 2. Funji Mama (10:06) 3. Consider (6:06)
SIDE D — 1. Montevideo (7:05) 2. Body And Soul (7:22) 3. Swamp Fire (3:53) 4. SKJ (4:55)
For the first time ever, SAP--the second studio EP by Alice in Chains--will be released as on vinyl as a stand-alone EP. SAP took a departure from the band’s heavy sound, focusing on acoustic guitar and marks the first time that guitarist Jerry Cantrell sang lead vocals on an Alice in Chains release. Side B on this RSD Black Friday exclusive includes an etching of the Alice in Chains logo.
Side A: 1. “Brother” “Got Me Wrong” “Right Turn” “Am I Inside” “Love Song”
Side B ETCHING – No Music
The Bangles are one of the greatest all-girl bands in rock history, renowned for their songwriting, harmonies, and chops...yet Doll Revolution, one of their best records, has never been out on vinyl. That's because it fell into that late '90s/early 2000s gap when vinyl was considered dead (ha)! Now, with full support of the band, Real Gone Music brings Doll Revolution to its rightful format for the first time with a streaked-pink 2x LP pressing limited to 1500 hand-numbered copies worldwide.
1. “Tear Off Your Own Head (It's a Doll Revolution)” 2. “Stealing Rosemary” 3. “Something That You Said” 4. “Ask Me No Questions” 5. “The Rain Song” 6. “Nickel Romeo” 7. “Ride the Ride” 8. “I Will Take Care of You” 9. “Here Right Now” 10. “Single by Choice” 11. “Lost at Sea” 12. “Song for a Good Son” 13. “Mixed Messages” 14. “Between the Two” 15. “Grateful”
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
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
Some Old Bullshit is a compilation album by the Beastie Boys released in 1994. It compiles several of their early EPs, recorded in the early 1980s. These recordings present a sound radically different from that of the hip-hop sound generally associated with the band. Instead, these songs represent the band's part in the early New York hardcore scene. The album also features taped segments originally heard on Noise the Show, a popular hardcore radio show on WNYU in New York that played early recordings from the Beastie Boys. These segments feature the hyperbolic introductions of Noise the Show's host, Tim Sommer, an early supporter of the band.
1."Egg Raid On Mojo (Demo Version)” 2. "Beastie Boys” 3. “Transit Cop” 4. “Jimi” 5. “Holy Snappers” 6. “Riot Fight” 7. “Ode to…” 8. “Michelle’s Farm” 9. “Egg Raid on Mojo” 10. “Transit Cop (Demo Version” 11. “Cooky Puss” 12. “Bonus Batter” 13. “Beastie Revolution” 14. “Cooky Puss (Censored Version)”
A twenty-one song, double LP set of The Beat Farmers live in San Diego in 1983, just prior to recording their debut album Tales Of The New West.
1. Never Going Back, 2. Trying To Get To You, 3. Jump Right Back, 4. Lonely Blue Boy, 5. Beat Generation, 6. Selfish Heart, 7. Assembly Line Rock, 8. Lonesome Hound, 9. Dim Lights, Thick Somke And Loud Loud Music, 10. Big River, 11. Showbiz, 12. Sloppy Drunk, 13. Sunday Morning, 14. Reason To Believe, 15. Big Rock Candy Mountain, 16. Big Ugly Wheels, 17. Upsettin' Me, 18. I Still Miss Someone, 19. Lost Weekend, 20. You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover, 21. Mondo
To celebrate a most monumental turn around the California sun, Mexican Summer offers a special 10th Anniversary RSD Black Friday edition of Best Coast’s Crazy for You on Summer Sky Wave colored vinyl. Available in a limited edition of 1000 copies, this is a perfect opportunity to relive the magic of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno's debut album of blissed out West Coast pop or experience it for the first time. “Carefree and instantly likable.“--Pitchfork
1. Boyfriend 2. Crazy For You 3. The End 4. Goodbye 5. Summer Mood 6. Our Deal 7. I Want To 8. When The Sun Don't Shine 9. Bratty B 10. Honey 11. Happy 12. Each And Everyday 13. When I'm With You
"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.
“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”
By special arrangement with Blue Öyster Cult and its management, Real Gone Music is thrilled to present, for the first time ever in any physical format, the band's complete July 24, 1983 concert at Perkins Palace in Pasadena, CA. Originally recorded for radio broadcast, this was long regarded as one of the best-sounding BÖC bootlegs, and now it is finally coming out on authorized physical form, complete with liner notes and rare photos. Gatefold, 2 x LP edition pressed on blue with black swirl vinyl limited to 1500 copies worldwide (don't miss the 10-minute, concert-closing version of "Roadhouse Blues") for RSD Black Friday.
1. Stairway to the Stars 2. Harvester of Eyes 3. Workshop of the Telescopes 4. Before the Kiss, a Red Cap 5. Born to Rock 6. Hot Rails to Hell 7. 7 Screaming Dizbusters 8. Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll 9. Burnin' for You 10. Joan Crawford 11. Born to Be Wild 12. Don't Fear the Reaper 13. Roadhouse Blues
Bombino recorded his seventh album live in Amsterdam in late 2019. It features three new songs, seven songs from his incredible catalog and his version of a Tinariwen song. This RSD Black Friday double LP is pressed in a limited edition of 1500 for the world.
A1 - Iyat Na Hay A2 - Azamane Tiliade A3 - Amidinine
B1 – Midiwane B2 - Tar Hani
C1 - Chatahat C2 - Ahoulaguine Akaline C3 - Takamba
D1 - Timtar D2 – Imajghane D3 - Chet Boughassa
A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music.
Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)
A gift from Dave Brubeck and his family to families everywhere! Just in time for the holiday season, Christmas Lullabies is the perfect soundtrack to be enjoyed by jazz fans and the entire family together. From the same sessions in 2010 that produced his final solo recording Lullabies, the A side of this 12” features an original holiday piece in “Sleep Holy Infant” and a uniquely beautiful take on the Christmas standard “Away In A Manger”. Side B features an elegant festive holiday etching.
Side A: “Sleep Holy Infant”, “Away In A Manger”
Side B: Etching
1999 debut release from the hard rock band, which led to them touring with Lenny Kravitz and appearing at Woodstock '99. Produced by Terry Date and Steve Jones. Features the hit "Lit Up". Clear with opaque red and yellow swirl vinyl for its debut on wax inside a verrry colorful gatefold sleeve.
“Lit Up”/”Crushed”/”Dead Again”/”Check Your Head”/”Dirty Mind”/”For the Movies”/”Lawless and Lulu”/”Related”/”Borderline”/”Get Back”/”Baby”/”Drink the Water”
A limited edition, clear double vinyl RSD Black Friday press of Lewis Capaldi's critically acclaimed debut album Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent which has never been pressed on vinyl.
LP 1 Side 1: 1. Grace 2. Bruises 3. Hold Me While You Wait 4. Someone You Loved
LP 1 Side 2: 1. Maybe 2. Forever 3. One 4. Don't Get Me Wrong
LP2 Side 1: 1. Hollywood 2. Lost On You 3. Fade 4. Headspace
LP2 Side 2: 1. Before You Go 2. Leaving My Love Behind 3. Let It Roll
A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. Recorded on April 2 and released on May 1, 1956 “I Walk The Line” was Johnny Cash’s first #1 Billboard country chart single, crossed over to #17 on the Pop chart, and stayed on the Billboard charts for 42 weeks. It was originally intended as a slow ballad, but producer Sam Phillips encouraged a faster tempo, and magic was made!
"I Walk The Line"
A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. Originally released in May 1956 as the B-side of “I Walk The Line” this tale of optimism from the point of view of a shoeshine boy was re-recorded with dubbed “live effects” and released as an A-side of its own in 1969.
A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. First recorded and released in 1955, “Folsom Prison Blues” became one of Johnny Cash’s signature songs. A live version, recorded among the inmates at Folsom State Prison in 1968 became a #1 chart hit and in June 2014 Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #51 on its list of the 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time.
"Folsom Prison Blues"
A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. Released on May 19, 1958 “I Guess Things Happen That Way” (originally written by Jack Clement) was Johnny’s fourth chart single—hitting #1 on the Country charts and #11 on the Hot 100. The head of religious programming for the BBC banned it from the airwaves when it was first released!
"Guess Things Happen That Way"
Tracks chosen from the tribute compilation album AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex. Artists from many genres covering T. Rex classics under the direction of producer Hall Willner, known for the music passion and knowledge he poured into many compilations and his work for decades at Saturday Night Live. AngelHeaded Hipster was the last project Willner worked on before his death from Covid 19 in April 2020.
Nick Cave "Cosmic Dancer" / Peaches "Solid Gold, Easy Action"
The original 2010 track listing for the album, with two tracks recorded during those sessions but not released on the album at the time. This RSD Black Friday version includes a 12-page book with photos not used on the original release, and a Chariot skull logo sticker with a digital download. Clear/silver split vinyl with black splatter.
1. “Evan Perks” 2. “The Audience” 3. “Calvin Makenzie” 4. “The City” 5. “Andy Sundwall” 6. “The Earth” 7. “David De La Hoz” 8. “The Heavens” 9. “Robert Rios” 10. “The King” 11. “Music of a Grateful Heart” 12. “Graciously”
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)
Limited edition white vinyl release includes bonus 12" featuring "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)" and a D side etching.
“Further Complications”/”Angela”/”Pilchard”/”Leftovers”/”I Never Said I Was Deep”/”Homewrecker!/”Hold Still”/”Fuckingsong”/”Caucasian Blues”/”Slush”/”You're In My Eyes (Discosong)”
Originally released in 2006, Jarvis Cocker’s first solo album available for the first time in US on limited edition split green vinyl, with a bonus 7" featuring "C**ts Are Still Running The World" and a b-side etching.
“The Loss Adjuster”/”Don't Let Him Waste Your Time”/”Black Magic”/”Heavy Weather”/”I Will Kill Again”/”Baby's Coming Back To Me”/”Fat Children”/”From Auschwitz To Ipswich”/”Disney Time/”Tonite”/”Big Julie”/”The Loss Adjuster”/”Quantum Theory”/”Running the World”
NEA Jazz Master George Coleman has played with a who’s who of jazz and blues greats such as Miles Davis, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, and B.B. King, among many others. In Baltimore is a previously unissued recording of the tenor giant, captured live at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD on March 23, 1971 in a show presented by the Left Bank Jazz Society. Coleman’s quintet features trumpeter Danny Moore, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Harold White. The deluxe limited edition, numbered LP will include an extensive booklet with rare photos, essays and multiple interviews with George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Michael Cuscuna and co-producers Cory Weeds and Zev Feldman. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Studios and pressed on 180g vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by Standard Vinyl in Toronto. 1500 copies will be released worldwide, at independent record stores, for RSD Black Friday.
1 “Afternoon In Paris” 2 “Sandu” 3 “I Got Rhythm” 4 “Body and Soul” 5 “Joy Spring”
Chris Cornell’s “Patience” is a cover of the original Guns N’ Roses’ iconic song and is paired up exclusively with his cover of the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U (Live on SiriusXM)” on a white 7” single for RSD Black Friday 2020.
“Patience”/”Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at SiriusXM)”
Acoustic renditions of Crown The Empire's most popular songs across their career plus one new song in celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary
01. aftermath – acoustic 02. cross our bones – acoustic 03. blurry (out of place) – acoustic 04. hologram – acoustic 05. memories of a broken heart – acoustic 06. johnny ringo – acoustic 07. voices – acoustic 08. what i am – acoustic 09. second thoughts – acoustic 10. mzry – acoustic 11. everything breaks – bonus track
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.
Ubiquity, February 2003.
“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”
Originally released in 1969, Karen Dalton's album is highly sought after.
1. Little Bit Of Rain 2. Sweet Substitute 3. Ribbon Row 4. I Love You More Than Words Can Say 5. In The Evening 6. Blues On The Ceiling 7. It Hurts Me Too 8. How Did The Feeling Feel To You 9. Right, Wrong Or Ready 10. Down On The Street
The Red Hot Chili Peppers parody track that fooled the world when it was released via RHCP2014.com (simultaneous to the band's Super Bowl Halftime show announcement) is finally coming to vinyl. Jon Daly, a comedian who's appeared in films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and currently works on Comedy Central's Kroll Show was behind the brilliant track that made internet magic back in 2014. On the B-side appears a hilarious "diss track" that materialized after a public twitter feud between Daly and up and coming rapper 'Lil Xan. This will be Jon Daly's first ever music release to exist in a physical format.
"Abracadabralifornia” / “I'm Your Dad”
Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Black Keys founder/producer Dan Auerbach, Where Does The Devil Hide is Zella Day’s new 5 track EP that features her unique, mature voice and songwriting abilities. The EP is being released in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.
1. People Are Strangers 2. My Game 3. Purple Haze 4. Only A Dream 5. Benny My Dear
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A 45 RPM 7" single of Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos' original performance of 'Hooray For Santa Claus' with The Fleshtones doing their take on the flip!
Pressed on Martian Green vinyl, this little bundle of festive joy includes The Film Detective's print of the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on DVD, paired with some equally bough-rockin' festive oddities from the Something Weird vault!
“Hooray For Santa Claus” - Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos b/w “Hooray For Santa Claus” - The Fleshtones
The iconic drummer of The Doors investigates his own relationship with creativity and explores the meaning of artistry with other artists and performers in this compelling and spellbinding memoir. Foreword by Viggo Mortensen.
For RSD Black Friday, John has signed a limited number of bookplates, only available in books sold at participating indie record stores.