RSD Black Friday 2021
The Wonderful World of Louis Armstrong All-Stars
Original Grooves: A Gift To Pops [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Memphis Slim & Canned Heat
Memphis Heat [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Sling [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Black & White Swirl LP]
The sophomore album from Clairo, Sling, on black white swirl vinyl, exclusively at record stores. Written and recorded in upstate New York, it reflects on the possibilities of parenthood, full of crushing, intimate details and themes.
Side A 1. Bambi 2. Amoeba 3. Partridge 4. Zinnias 5. Blouse 6. Wade Side B 1. Harbor 2. Just For Today 3. Joanie 4. Reaper 5. Little Changes 6. Management
Sujinho [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
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)
Larry Coryell & The Eleventh House
At Montreux [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Rat Child EP [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Live-Evil [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Holy Diver [RSD Black Friday 2021]
An RSD Black Friday picture disc release of Dio’s debut album, originally released in 1983.
Stand Up And Shout
Caught In The Middle
Don't Talk To Strangers
Straight Through The Heart
Rainbow In The Dark
Shame On The Night
The Last In Line [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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)
Songs From The Deep [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Club Car Zodiac [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $18.98 Buy
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.
House Of The Rising Sun
La Brigantessa Siciliana
Tony Driver Blues
The Gun Club
Live at the Starwood [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $19.98 Buy
A never-before-released recording of the 1981 live performance of the original Gun Club lineup, at the Starwood in Hollywood.
1. Devil In The Woods 2. Bad Indian 3. Black Train 4. Jack On Fire 5. Promise Me 6. Preaching The Blues 7. Sex Beat 8. Ghost On The Highway 9. Goodbye Johnny 10. Sleeping In Blood City
Daryl Hall & John Oates
Fall In Philadelphia: The Definitive Demos 1968-71 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
The Iron Giant [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
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
Christmas… Christmas Tree Edition [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Christmas… Candy Cane Edition [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
In Concert - Live At The BBC 1971 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $20.98 Buy
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 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $21.98 Buy
"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
Once Again [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Muddlin Gear [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Cassette: $13.99 Buy
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
Live and Unplugged From Vinyl Tap [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $16.98 Buy
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
NOW [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
SOCKS [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Cassette: $13.99 Buy
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)
Free Agents [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
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.
1. This Is Not Supposed To Be Positive (Intro)
3. Survival Of The Fittest 2003
4. Paid In Full
1. Double Shots (feat. Big Noyd)
2. What Can I Do?
3. Favorite Rapper
1. Let's Pop (feat. ACD)
2. It's Over
3. The Illest
4. Just Got Out The Box... (Skit)
2. Clap First
3. Watch That Nigga
4. Came Up
5. Don't Call Tasha
No More Tears [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Considered one of his most successful and most popular, No More Tears is Ozzy Osbourne’s sixth solo studio album, in the Top Ten upon its release in September 1991. Featuring some of Zakk Wylde’s best-ever guitar work, along with four songs co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister, No More Tears contains some of the biggest songs of Ozzy’s career, including the Top 5 rock radio hits “No More Tears” and “Mama, I’m Coming Home” (the latter also his highest charting Top 40 radio track), along with the Grammy®-winning song “I Don’t Want to Change the World.” No More Tears went on to become quadruple-platinum in the US, becoming one of Ozzy’s two best-selling albums alongside his groundbreaking solo debut Blizzard of Ozz.
1. Mr. Tinkertrain
2. I Don’t Want to Change the World
3. Mama, I’m Coming Home
5. No More Tears
3. Time After Time
How To Train Your Dragon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $34.98 Buy
More than ten years since the film's release, this soundtrack continues to be one of the most popular in entire the Varese catalog. While a truncated, eleven track LP was released for Record Store Day in 2016, (and sold out), and a picture disc of the same was released a few years later, the entire 72-minute soundtrack, as presented on all other formats back in 2010, has never been available on vinyl. This full 25-track album is expanded to two LPs and housed in a gatefold jacket.
The records are pressed with a green base, multi-color splatter for RSD Black Friday.
1. This Is Berk (04:12)
2. Dragon Battle (01:55)
3. The Downed Dragon (04:17)
4. Dragon Training (03:11)
5. Wounded (01:26)
6. The Dragon Book (02:23)
7. Focus, Hiccup! (02:06)
1. Forbidden Friendship (04:11)
2. New Tail (02:48)
3. See You Tomorrow (03:53)
4. Test Drive (02:36)
5. Not So Fireproof (01:12)
6. This Time For Sure (00:46)
7. Astrid Goes For A Spin (00:45)
8. Romantic Flight (01:56)
1. Dragon’s Den (02:29)
2. The Cove (01:11)
3. The Kill Ring (04:29)
4. Ready The Ships (05:14)
5. Battling The Green Death (06:19)
1. Counter Attack (03:05)
2. Where’s Hiccup? (02:44)
3. Coming Back Around (02:51)
4. Sticks & Stones (04:18)
Written and Performed by Jónsi
5. The Vikings Have Their Tea (02:04)
No Other Love [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Red Splatter LP]
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
Amen [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $29.98 Buy
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”
Sons Of Kemet
African Cosmology [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $13.98 Buy
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)
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Lost Songs Of Doc Spouchon [RSD BF 2021]
Vinyl: $20.99 Buy
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)
The Staple Singers
The 25th of December [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros
Johnny Appleseed [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $19.98 Buy
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"
Float [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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)