RSD Black Friday 2021
A Place To Bury Strangers
Hologram - Destroyed & Reassembled (Remix Album) [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Hologram: Destroyed & Reassembled LP is an album of remixes of songs from the A Place To Bury Strangers EP Hologram, featuring an awesome group of bands including Girl Band, Penelope Isles, Do Nothing, Bodega, Weeping Icon, Ganser, Ceremony East Coast, plus bands from our label including Randy Randall (No Age), Data Animal, Jealous, and Plattenbau, and two of our favorite remixers Grimoose & The Bodies Obtained. There will be 2600 LPs of white vinyl worldwide.
1971: The Road Starts Hear [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $21.99 Buy
Boston 1971: A historic early recording of Aerosmith in their rehearsal room - just the band, crew and friends captured on Joe Perry's tape recorder. This never-before-heard performance showcases the early, raw talent of this future Hall Of Fame band, one year before signing to Columbia Records, and two years before their eponymous debut, which featured many of these songs, including their enduring anthem ”Dream On”.
A1 - Rehearsal Room A2 - Somebody A3 - Reefer Headed Woman + Walkin' The Dog
B1 - Movin' Out B2 - Major Barbra B3 - Dream On B4 - Mama Kin
All Them Witches
LIVE ON THE INTERNET [RSD Black Friday 2021]
3 x LP: $52.99 Buy
All Them Witches are known for their loud and lengthy live shows. 2020 found the band releasing their critically acclaimed album, Nothing As The Ideal. An album release from this band would traditionally be followed by a lengthy 18-month tour across the globe, but due to an international pandemic, the band's touring plans were brought to a halt. This did not stop All Them Witches from assembling in a studio to broadcast a live set for their fans. The set was roundly received as an amazing performance and fans immediately inquired as to whether or not this show would be available on vinyl.
New West Records is proud to present All Them Witches - LIVE ON THE INTERNET. This 16-song set will be pressed on six variations of color vinyl across three LPs, housed in an individually numbered, foil-stamped wide spine jacket with spot gloss. Color variations include turquoise, black, white, pink, metallic silver, or metallic gold mixed with sea glass. Also includes an 11" x 11" insert.
1 - Blood And Sand / Milk And Endless Waters
2 - Dirt Preachers
1 - Saturnine & Iron Jaw
2 - 41
3 - When God Comes Back
1 - Alabaster
2 - Diamond
1 - 1x1
2 - 3-5-7
3 - The Marriage Of Coyote Woman
1 - Charles William
2 - Rats In Ruin
1 - Open Passageways
2 - Enemy Of My Enemy
3 - Everest
4 - Bulls
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
Albert's House [RSD Black Friday 2021]
LP: $24.99 Buy
Chet Baker is highly regarded as one of jazz's greatest trumpet players, and he recorded numerous albums over his 35 year recording career. Recorded in 1969, Albert's House features eleven instrumental compositions by Steve Allen, who produced the recording session to assist Baker in restarting his career after a horrific dental injury in '68. The sessions feature an all-star group of players with Paul Smith on keyboards, Barney Kessel on guitar, Jim Hughart on bass and Frank Capp (of Wrecking Crew fame) on drums.
This release for RSD Black Friday marks the first time this record has been re-issued on vinyl.
1) Albert's House
2) Farewell, San Francisco
4) I Should Have Told You So
5) How Dare You Sir
6) End of the Line
7) Pretty People
8) Sunday In Town
9) A Man Who Used to Be
10) Never Had This Feeling Before
12) Nice Little Girls
Three Kisses of Love [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Compilation record including tracks from Spicks & Specks and other Festival Records masters, pressed on 180gred vinyl for RSD Black Friday in the US.
1 The Three Kisses Of Love
3 Every Day I Have To Cry Some
4 Follow The Wind
5 I Don’t Know Why I Bother Myself
6 Mondays Rain
1 Spicks & Specks
2 Could It Be
3 How Love Was True
4 I Am The World
5 Turn Around Look At Me
6 Take Hold Of That Star
Big Brother & The Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin)
Combination of the Two: Live at the Monterey International Pop Festval [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Big Brother performed at the Monterey Pop festival on both Saturday June 17 and Sunday June 18, 1967. Both sets are included on this RSD Black Friday release pressed on psychedelic color vinyl in a high-gloss tip-on jacket.
Side 1 (set one): Down On Me/Combination Of The Two/Harry/Road block/Ball and Chain
Side 2 (set two): Combination of the Two/Harry/Ball and Chain
Broken Social Scene
Feel Good Lost (20th Anniversary Edition) [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $39.99 Buy
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Broken Social Scene's debut album, Feel Good Lost, Arts & Crafts has compiled a deluxe re-packaging for a one-time pressing of 2,500 worldwide. The deluxe package includes the 2016 re-master on double 180g vinyl, a reworking of the original album art with a printed clear dust cover, printed sleeves with black and white archival photos, and a pull-out 11x14” matte-coated poster from one of the band's first shows. The package also include a ten-page 'zine featuring additional archival photos and liner notes about the band's early days, authored by Jonny Dovercourt, one of the band's first promoters.
1 I Slept With Bonhomme At The CBC
2 Guilty Cubicles
3 Love And Mathematics
4 Passport Radio
5 Alive In 85
6 Prison Province
7 Blues For Uncle Gibb
8 Stomach Song
10 Feel Good Lost
11 Last Place
12 Cranley's Gonna Make It
Friends in the Can [RSD Black Friday 2021]
LP: $33.99 Buy
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.
1-Same Old Games
3-Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive
5-Home To You
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
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
John Carpenter's Ghosts Of Mars (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [RSD Black Friday 2021]
John Carpenter recruited an unbelievable cast of musicians to record the soundtrack to this sci-fi horror film starring Ice Cube and Natasha Henstridge. Steve Vai, most of Anthrax, (including Scott Ian), Elliot Eason of The Cars, Buckethead and Robin Finck of NIN and Guns and Roses are among the featured players. This soundtrack is apocalyptic and an important mark in John Carpenter's unparalleled career as a Director/Composer. Released on “Red Planet” vinyl in conjunction with the film's 20th anniversary.
1. Ghosts Of Mars (3:44)
2. Love Siege (4:37)
3. Fight Train (3:15)
4. Visions Of Earth (4:08)
5. Kick Ass (6:06)
1. Slashing Void (2:46)
2. Power Station (4:37)
3. Can't Let You Go (2:17)
4. Dismemberment Blues (2:52)
5. Fightin' Mad (2:40)
6. Pam Grier's Head (2:35)
7. Ghost Poppin' (3:21)
Live in Stockholm [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $22.99 Buy
The first vinyl pressing of Ray’s historic performance in Stockholm in 1972. The live eight song set comes to record stores first for RSD Black Friday.
1. Alexander's Ragtime Band
2. What'd I Say
3. I've Had My Fun
4. Raelettes Intoduction
5. Games People Play
6. Don't Change On Me
7. I Can't Stop Loving You
9. I've Got A Woman
Thot Breaker [RSD Black Friday 2021]
The Godfather of the DRILL wave that took hip-hop by storm, Chief Keef has never relinquished his position as one of the leading artists in the genre. Thot Breaker, his fan-favorite 2017 project, remains an iconic album. Featuring hit songs “Can You Be My Friend” and “My Baby”, this is the first release on vinyl.
1. Alone (Intro)
2. Can You Be My Friend
3. My Baby
4. You & Me
6. Couple Of Coats
7. Grab A Star
8. You My Number One
9. So Cal
10. Drank Head
11. My Head
12. Slow Dance (feat. Young Chop)
13. Going Home
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
Songs of Love and Hate (50th Anniversary) [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $27.99 Buy
50th anniversary edition on 180g opaque white vinyl, with updated / re-typeset embossed packaging that includes a brand new eight page, 12x12 lyric booklet. The audio has been sourced from the original analogue tapes via a new direct digital transfer. PACKAGING NOTE: Track list on back of LP jacket is a sticker that comes off when the cellophane is removed so that the jacket replicates the original package without tracklist.
2. Last Year's Man
3. Dress Rehearsal Rag
4. Diamonds in the Mine
1. Love Calls You By Your Name
2. Famous Blue Raincoat
3. Sing Another Song, Boys
4. Joan of Arc
Sujinho [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $31.99 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)
The First Mile of The Way [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $59.99 Buy
In celebration of Specialty Records' 75th anniversary, a new Sam Cooke compilation featuring tracks from his Specialty catalog focusing on his pop-leaning tracks plus the live recordings from the legendary 1955 Shrine Concert that have never been available on vinyl before.
This 3 X 10" release in a triple-gatefold jacket, featuring replica flyers and other ephemera included as inserts in the packaging.
1. Any Day Now (Take 6/Alternate) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Pilgrim Of Sorrow (Alternate Take) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
3. Jesus Gave Me Water – THE SOUL STIRRERS
4. Peace In the Valley – THE SOUL STIRRERS
5. Jesus Wash Away My Troubles – THE SOUL STIRRERS
6. Were You There – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. I’d Give Up All My Sins and Serve the Lord – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Touch the Hem Of His Garment – THE SOUL STIRRERS
3. One More River – THE SOUL STIRRERS
4. Mean Old World (Take 3/Alternate) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
5. He’s So Wonderful – THE SOUL STIRRERS
6. That’s Heaven to Me – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. I Have A Friend Above All Others (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
2. Be With Me Jesus (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. Nearer to Thee (Live) – THE SOUL STIRRERS
1. Loveable – SAM COOKE
2. I Need You Now – SAM COOKE
3. I’ll Come Running Back To You – SAM COOKE
4. I Don’t Want to Cry – SAM COOKE
1. Forever – SAM COOKE
2. Happy In Love – SAM COOKE
3. That’s All I Need to Know – SAM COOKE
Chick Corea & Lionel Hampton
In Concert: Live at MIDEM 1978 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
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
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
Lana Del Rey
Chemtrails Over The Country Club [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $35.99 Buy
Lana Del Rey's Chemtrails Over the Country Club album, on exclusive translucent cobalt vinyl with an alternate cover.
1. White Dress
2. Chemtrails Over the Country Club
3. Tulsa Jesus Freak
4. Let Me Love You Like A Woman
5. Wild At Heart
6. Dark But Just a Game
7. Not All Who Wander Are Lost
9. Breaking Up Slowly feat. Nikki Lane
10. Dance Til We Die
11. For Free feat. Zella Day & Weyes Blood
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)
No Time To Die [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $10.99 Buy
“No Time To Die (Live from the BRIT AWARDS)” + “No Time to Die (Demo)'.
Side A is a live version of Billie’s theme song for the James Bond film No Time To Die, and Side B is a demo version that has never been released.
A Side: 'No Time To Die (Live from the BRIT AWARDS)' B Side: 'No Time To Die (Demo)'
Songs From The Deep [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $25.98 Buy
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
Evanescence [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
First released in 2011, Evanescence followed the immense success of global chart-toppers Fallen and The Open Door. Singer Amy Lee described landing on the epononymous title as being "about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence" adding that "it just felt like this is who we are." Featuring the hit singles "What You Want," "My Heart is Broken" and "Lost in Paradise," Evanescence debuted at No.1 on the Billboard 200, also reaching Top 5 in the UK, Canada, Australia, and across Europe. Marking the album’s 10th anniversary, this special pressing will be available on purple smoke vinyl and is limited to 8,000 copies worldwide.
Side A: 1. What You Want 2. Made Of Stone 3. The Change 4. My Heart Is Broken 5. The Other Side 6. Erase This
Side B: 1. Lost In Paradise 2. Sick 3. The End Of the Dream 4. Oceans 5. Never Go Back 6. Swimming Home
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
Alternate Live [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $34.99 Buy
A fourteen-song LP pulled from the Fleetwood Mac Super Deluxe release, including a further seven songs from the Tusk tour, four from the 1977 Rumours tour and three from the 1982 Mirage tour. Released for RSD Black Friday for the first time on double vinyl.
1. SECOND HAND NEWS
2. THE CHAIN
3. THINK ABOUT ME
4. WHAT MAKES YOU THINK YOU’RE THE ONE
1. GOLD DUST WOMAN
2. BROWN EYES
3. THE GREEN MANALISHI (WITH THE TWO-PRONGED CROWN)
2. HOLD ME
4. YOU MAKE LOVING FUN
1. SISTERS OF THE MOON
3. BLUE LETTER
The Gun Club
Live at the Starwood [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $19.99 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]
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
Screamin' Jay Hawkins
My Little Shop of Horrors [RSD Black Friday 2021]
LP: $24.99 Buy
One of rock ‘n’ roll's pioneers of shock rock, the indescribable Screamin' Jay Hawkins paved the way for music performance art and glam artists to come. His classic "I Put A Spell On You," included on this set, was banned from radio in 1956 for sexual overtones. His legendary performances had him dressed in gold and leopard costumes with props including rubber snakes, a smoking skull on a stick, and his signature coffin. Over his career he didn't record many studio albums. In 1972 he released "A Portrait Of A Man and His Woman." Long out-of-print, it was re-released on CD in 2001 as "My Little Shop Of Horrors," adding a recording of his signature hit, "I Put A Spell On You," which included cover versions of Conway Twitty's "It's Only Make Believe," Fats Domino's "Please Don't Leave Me," and Jesse Belvin's "Guess Who."
This 12 track CD reissue makes its vinyl debut here.
1) I Put A Spell On You
2) Portrait Of A Man
3) What’s Gonna Happen On The 8th Day
4) We Love
5) Please Don’t Leave Me
6) I Don’t Know
7) What Good Is it?
8) Don’t Deceive Me
10) It’s Only Make Believe
11) Guess Who
12) Same Damn Thing
Reverend Horton Heat
We Three Kings [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Who would have figured the man who brought us the world's most potent "Psychobilly Freakout" back in 1992 would be helping to share in the joy of the holiday season a mere 13 years later? We Three Kings is a set of 12 classic Christmas tunes (with one new original added for good measure) whipped into a nervous froth of twangy guitar and rolling drums by Jim Heath and his partners in crime. This long out of print 2005 LP is back on red vinyl exclusively for RSD Black Friday.
1. Frosty The Snowman
2. Santa Bring My Baby back
3. Jingle Bells
4. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
5. Silver Bells
6. We Three Kings
7. Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy
8. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
9. Santa On The Roof
10. What Child Is This
11. Pretty Paper
12. Winter Wonderland
13. Run Rudolph Run
The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Paris 67 [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $20.99 Buy
Another amazing release from the official Jimi Hendrix “bootleg label” Dagger Records, this raw, direct to two-track, live recording from the Olympia Theatre in Paris was captured for French national radio and documents the Experience’s triumphant return to France almost one year from the date of their 1966 debut. Recorded on October 9, 1967, The Experience were in top form, roaring out of the gate with “Stone Free,” and following with vibrant renditions of “Hey Joe,” “Fire,” “The Wind Cries Mary” and “Catfish Blues.” “Rock Me Baby” and a compact “Red House” prefaced a grinding, muscular take of “Purple Haze,” followed by “Wild Thing,” replete with a rousing, tongue-in-cheek lead vocal that emphatically closed the show. Released for RSD Black Friday on red and blue mixed vinyl.
1. Stone Free
2. Hey Joe
4. Catfish Blues
1. Rock Me Baby
2. Red House
3. Purple Haze
4. Wild Thing
John Hicks Trio
Is That So? [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $35.98 Buy
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
Iron Maiden [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Vinyl: $29.99 Buy
For RSD Black Friday, a 12” limited edition picture disc release celebrating the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s debut album.
A2 -Remember Tomorrow
A3 -Running Free
A4 -Phantom Of The Opera
B2 -Strange World
B3 -Charlotte The Harlot
B4 -Iron Maiden
Beyond The Sun [RSD Black Friday 2021]
Chris Isaak’s Beyond the Sun is a self-described labor of love. Since he fell in love with his parents’ 45s as a child, this passionate writer/artist has been obsessed with the glory days of Memphis’ Sun Studio and the visionary artists who got their starts there—including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis. Isaak magically recaptures the transformative brilliance of the classic sides cut by these greats at Sun and originally released on Sun Records with Sam Phillips during the mid-’50s.
I Hear You Knockin’
I Walk the Line
So Long I’m Gone
Your True Love
Everybody’s In the Mood
That Lucky Old Sun
Trying To Get To You
I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You