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Recorded over two days in early January of 2017, Detour Ahead: The Music of Billie Holiday is John's tribute to the great Lady Day. Arranged, produced and mixed by Asbury Jukes saxophonist John Isley, the album is a ten-song offering of all original arrangements and interpretations of some of Billie's most classic songs as well as a few hidden gems.

01. Ain’t Nobody's Business   02. Detour Ahead   03. Don't Explain  04. Billie's Blues  05. You Don't Know What Love Is 06. Lover Man  07. Do Nothin Till Ya Hear From Me 08. In My Solitude    09. These Foolish Things 10. Crazy He Calls Me 

Southside Johnny - Detour Ahead: Music Of Billie Holiday
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Two compact saucers of "Exotic-Ra" bringing you to a lush cocktail party where space is the place. A rhapsodic pandemonium of Afro-centric rhythms, Latin beats, ostinato grooves, and unissued tunes! Limited edition Bonestell cover, & two sets of liners!

1. Kingdom of Thunder  (3:49) 2. Space Mates  (4:44) 3. Star Bright  (2:25) 4. The Nile Part 1  (4:58) 5. Eve (Visits Planet Earth)  (5:51) 6. Tiny Pyramids (3:38) 7. Lady With The Golden Stockings  (7:42) 8. Paradise (4:26) 9. New Horizons (3:02) 10. Portrait of the Living Sky (1:48) 11. India  (4:48) 12. Ancient Aiethopia  (9:14) 13. Planet Earth  (4:55) 14. April In Paris  (3:55) 15. Island In The Sun  (10:21) 16. Africa  (5:05) 17. Friendly Galaxy  (4:51) 18. Interstellar Low Ways  (8:23) 19. The Conversion of JP  (7:01) 20. Cha Cha In Outer Space  (4:41) 21. Brazilian Sun  (3:55) 22. Lights On A Satellite  (3:38) 23. Somewhere In Space  (6:13) 24. Spontaneous Simplicity  (3:01) 25.  Overtones of China  (4:18)

Sun Ra - Exotica [2CD]
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Years before their groundbreaking Oscar for "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp," Memphis' Three 6 Mafia were making a splash throughout the South with self-released, hard albums for a growing legion of street-rap fans. To anyone listening to their earlier work today, it will come as no surprise that they started out as a straight-up "horrorcore" group. Chpt. 2: World Domination is the group's third album overall and their first on Relativity. In many ways, this was the country's first introduction to the crew, centered around producers / MCs DJ Paul and Juicy J. The horrorcore aesthetic is never far from the surface with the crew, heard clearly on the rolling, menacing and downright catchy "Are U Ready 4 Us" (with Michigan's The Dayton Family), "Spill My Blood" and "Bodyparts 2" (with guests including Memphis affiliate Project Pat). "Tear Da Club Up '97" was one of the album's singles, and it resonates in Southern clubs to this day. "Late Nite Tip," another single, has similar resonance among fans, showing a more serious side to the group's lyricism. "Who Got Dem 9s" (with Project Pat) and the sex-fueled chatter on "Watcha Do" and "Neighborhood Hoe" show that they have range, even if it's not what their neighborhood preacher might want to hear (or at least cop to it in public). The group was still on the rise in 1997 when this southern classic hit, and had even bigger things ahead of them. But 20 years ago they also had the template in place to create a sound that would still rock fans and shake car rims to this day.

A1. We Are Waiting • A2. Intro • A3. Will Blast • A4. Hit A Muthafucka • A5. Are U Ready 4 Us • A6. Prophet Pose • A7. Motivated B1. I Ain't Cha Friend • B2. Watcha Do • B3. Spill My Blood • B4. Who Got Dem 9's • B5. Gunclaps • B6. 3-6 In The Morning C1. Tear Da Club Up '97 • C2. Late Nite Tip • C3. Bodyparts 2 • C4. Flashes • C5. Neighborhood Hoe • C6. N 2 Deep D1. Anyone Out There • D2. Land Of The Lost • D3. Weed Is Got Me High D4. Tear Da Club Up (DJ Herb's Crunk & Tear It Up Remix) (Radio Edit) D5. Late Night Tip (DJ Herb's Ride Out Late Nite Remix) (Radio Edit)

Three 6 Mafia - Chpt 2: World Domination
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A limited edition 10", produced by Sean Lennon, with two new songs and two new mixes from the band Pitchfork describes as "Like a group of road-tripping teenagers who've scored a Groupon for the five-star hotel and opt to take a dump in the bidet."

"Ask For The Wolfman", "58 Drops", "The Last Cul de Sac" (new mix), "It Won't Be Long" (new mix)

The Black Lips - This Sick Beat!
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Twisted Sister

A Twisted Christmas

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The 2006 metal Christmas classic was also the last studio album released by Twisted Sister. This Record Store Day Black Friday edition comes on seasonally appropriate green vinyl.

1. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (4:48),  2. Oh Come All Ye Faithful (4:40),  3. White Christmas (3:56),  4. I'll Be Home for Christmas (4:08), 5. Silver Bells (5:05), 6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (3:39), 7. Let It Snow (3:09) 8. Deck the Halls (2:52), 9. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (3:40), 10. Heavy Metal Christmas (The Twelve Days of Christmas) (5:14), 11. We Wish You a Twisted Christmas (0.36) 

Twisted Sister - A Twisted Christmas
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It's clear that garage music has had an international resurgence in the underground music community over the last decade. It's easy to find bands young and old paying tribute to the fuzzy, high-energy sound that originated in American garages of the 1960's. Sadly, some of the recordings that helped start it all have long been lost to obscurity in the digital age. Garage Daze compiles some of the best tracks of that time, pulled together from 45RPM singles on labels like Roulette, Atco, and Jubilee. The tracks on this limited edition compilation LP have been remastered and pressed on color vinyl at Pallas in Germany.

A1 The Shadows of Knight “Gloria 69” 2:35 A2 The Groupies “Primitive” 3:48 A3 The Bare Facts “Bad Part of Town” 2:05 A4 The Red Dogs “Open Up” 2:05 A5 The Pedestrians “It’s Too Late” 2:00 A6 Jay Brown “Don’t Push Me Around” 2:01 A7 The Vacant Lot “I Blew It” 2:06 A8 The Tikis “Pay Attention to Me” 2:06 B1 The Third Bardo “I’m Five Years Ahead of My Time” 2:16 B2 Ognir and the Nite People “I Found A New Love” 2:10 B3 The Plunderers “Batman” 2:53 B4 The Free “(Day of) Decision For Lost Soul Blue” 3:35 B5 The Fenways “Be Careful Little Girl” 2:17 B6 The Front Line “Got Love” 1:45 B7 The Squires “Going All the Way” 2:20 B8 The Mojo Men “Dance With Me” 2:30

Various Artists - Garage Daze: American Garage Rock From 60's / Various Artists
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Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams announced his retirement from performing last year, concluding an impressive five-decade career that includes two CMA Awards, two ACM Awards and 17 No. 1 hits. Williams unfortunately passed away in September 2017. In honor of his legendary career, Williams' longtime producer and friend Garth Fundis have produced a tribute album, Gentle Giants: The Songs of Don Williams, featuring an all-star lineup of artists. Some of the artists on Gentle Giant include Jason Isbell, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Alison Krauss, John Prime and Garth Brooks. The 11-track album is being released on Slate Creek Records exclusively for RSD Black Friday 2017, and will serve as both a tribute and a memorial to a great man.

Tulsa Time – Pistol Annies, I Believe In You – Brandy Clark,We’Ve Got A Good Fire Goin’ - Lady Antebellum,Some Broken Hearts Never Mend – Dierks Bentley,Amanda – Chris Stapleton Feat. Morgane Stapleton,Till The Rivers All Run Dry – Alison Krauss,Love Is On A Roll – John Prine Feat. Roger Cook,If I Needed You – Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires,Maggie’S Dream – Trisha Yearwood,Lord I Hope This Day Is Good – Keb’ Mo,Good Ole Boys Like Me – Garth Brooks

Various Artists - Gentle Giants: The Songs Of Don Williams / Various
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Neil Young

Harvest Moon [2LP]

Vinyl: $37.99 Buy

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This 25th Anniversary Edition of the Neil Young classic is newly remastered and presented for the first time on vinyl in North America, in case-wrapped gatefold jacket.

Neil Young - Harvest Moon [2LP]
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A - Plastic Machinery (Sleaford Mods Remix) AA - Plastic Machinery (Juan Maclean Remix)

The Charlatans UK - Plastic Machinery (Remixes)
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Arkansas-reared, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is set to make the holidays merry with his first collection of Christmas standards, A Tav Falco Christmas. A fixture on the international music scene since 1981, Falco has been described by The New York Times as “A singer, guitarist and researcher of musical arcana who hasn’t let his increasingly technical expertise and idiomatic mastery compromise the clarity of his vision.” At the start of a scorching hot July in Memphis this year, Falco and his distinguished group of American/Euro vagabonds ensconced themselves at Sam Phillips Recording Service studios in Memphis. The lineup includes bassist Mike Watt (Minutemen, the Stooges), guitarist Mario Monterosso, and drummer Toby Dammit (currently the touring keyboardist in Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds). The album comes on a holiday red color LP, exclusively for Black Friday. 

Tav Falco - Tav Falco Christmas
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Whether you know them as the "The Kings of Garage Rock" or "America's Garage Rock Band", there's no debate that the Fleshtones are one of the hardest working (and rocking) bands of all time. They've stayed particularly busy in the past decade, releasing loads of new music that rivals the efforts of their forty-year career. To honor the Fleshtones, we're proud to present Budget Buster, a compilation of all their b-sides and rarities they've put out over the last ten years, many of which are out-of-print and difficult to find, plus two tracks that have never seen the light of day! Not to mention, Budget Buster arrives on explosive red and yellow splatter vinyl!

1. Dancing All Around the World 2. I Surrender! 3. Touch and Go 4. Dominique Laboubée  5. Ama Como Un Hombre 6. End of My Neighborhood 7. B-Side 8. The Band Drinks for Free 9. Everywhere Is Nowhere (feat. Mary Huff) 10. Cardboard Casanova 11. Let’s Live 12. Ama Mas

The Fleshtones - Budget Buster
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Side A:ICE White Walker/Night King image from HBO 1) Wall of Ice 2) White Walkers 3) Hardhome Part 2 4) The Army of The Dead 5) Winter is Here Side B: FIRE Dragon image from HBO 1) Dracarys 2) Blood of the Dragon 3) Dragonstone 4)Spoils of War, Part 1 5) Gorgeous Beasts

Ramin Djawadi - Game Of Thrones (Music From The HBO Series)
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Gone is Gone may be a new name in the rock world but its members are anything but familiar. This rock "supergroup" includes members of Mastodon, Queens of the Stone Age and At The Drive In. This blood red 7" hits only months after the band's explosive full length, Echolocation, follows seamlessly in its footsteps. Side A - "Phantom Limb" / Side B: "Starlight" (Acoustic) (recorded live) on blood red 7" vinyl

Side A - "Phantom Limb" / Side B: "Starlight" (Acoustic, recorded live)

Gone Is Gone - Phantom Limb 7
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The latest album from Gorillaz, for the first time on picture disc format

Intro: I Switched My Robot Off  0:23 Ascension  2:35 Strobelite  4:32 Saturnz Barz  3:01 Momentz  3:16 Interlude: The Non-Conformist Oath  0:21 Submission  3:21 Charger  3:33 Interlude: Elevator Going Up  0:04 Andromeda  3:17 Busted And Blue  4:37 Interlude: Talk Radio  0:19 Carnival  2:15 Let Me Out  2:55 Interlude: Penthouse  0:11 Sex Murder Party  4:19 She's My Collar  3:29 Interlude: The Elephant  0:11 Hallelujah Money  4:23 We Got The Power  2:17

Gorillaz - Humanz
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In the early 1980s, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda formed an ashram in Agora Hills, California. There a beautiful, multi-ethnic and multi generational religious community grew up around her. The highpoint of living in this very special and loving environment took shape on Sundays when Alice would lead the community in a musical ceremony, mixing both gospel and Indian chant, to create a music she wholly invented - it was something extraordinarily powerful. The Ashram is still there today. There are still some who live there and there is still a weekly Sunday service that is open for everyone.
The folks who populated the Ashram world of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda were a very special group of people. Many of the adult members were musicians before having moved there, and many of the younger followers have become musicians and film makers as they grew older. One these amazing artists is John Panduranga Henderson.
Panduranga played organ, piano and sang with Ray Charles in the 1970's where he was a star performer in Ray's band. When he joined the Ashram, he became in essence a star performer there as well, though of course there were no 'stars'. Alice sitting at the organ would say, "Panduranga" and John would come to the front and let loose one of his amazing gospel-esque solos praising Rama or Vishnu or Jesus, Muhammad, Moses and more. He made one record under his own name - a record so obscure it's not listed on Discogs, nor found on the interweb? what?!
Today, for you dear listener, we would like to present Panduranga Henderson's "Ocean of Love." Om Shanti.

A1 Hari Nameste (Greetings) (10:04) A2 Hari Haraya (12:20)B1 Rama Rama, Sri Bhagwan (11:39) B2 Om Namah Shivaya (6:14)

Panduranga Henderson - Ocean of Love
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Recorded at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club in Montreal, Quebec, on May 5, 1977, Black Night Is Falling finds John Lee Hooker in fine voice and backed by a driving band composed of John Garciaon guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry "Wild Man" Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of live Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through two of Hooker's signature tunes, "Boom Boom," which simply blazes with raw energy here, and "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," which is delivered as a wonderfully paced barroom cautionary tale. This is what the live Hooker sounded like with a sympathetic band behind him, a band that luckily wasn't afraid to push him a little.

A1 Chicken and Gravy, A2 Serves Me Right to Suffer, A3 Boom Boom, B1 Black Night, B2 One Scotch, One Bourbon, One Beer, B3 One Room Country Shack

John Lee Hooker - Black Night Is Falling - Live At The Rising Sun
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Black Rooster, the EP that started it all! Originally released on Dim Mak in 2002, Black Rooster was the start of what's been an incredible career for Alison Mosshart and Jamie Hince of The Kills. Now in their 15th year as a band, The Kills have been looking back and celebrating with a string of anniversary shows, retrospective features, and now this special Black Friday 2017 re-issue of their very first release. Steve Aoki, owner of Dim Mak and another artist who has proven a career with similar staying power, had some words to share on the release of Black Rooster: "Many moons ago, back in 2002, I had to make a decision whether to pursue a Ph.D. Program or continue with my label Dim Mak & after hearing a demo from The Kills and becoming the first American label to release their EP Black Rooster, I knew what path I was going to choose. They took me under their wing and I hit the road with them as their tour manager, merch guy, driver (we all took turns) and label. I'll never forget that and love Jamie and Alison forever. Thank you for believing in lil me when not many people gave two shits about Dim Mak and what we were doing. Ride or Die." Back in press in North America for the first time since it's limited 2002 release, get your hands on The Kills first ever statement to the world, and the beginning of many wild things to come.

A1 Cat Claw A2 Black Rooster (Fuck And Fight) A3 Wait B1 Dropout Boogie ("Live" At Paint It Black 4/04/02) B2 Gum (Intermission "Red Meat Heart")

The Kills - Black Rooster
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Lydia Loveless

Who Is Lydia Loveless

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A six-song vinyl-only Black Friday release of Lydia Loveless and her band performing a hometown show at Skully's in Columbus, Ohio. Recorded by her longtime producer Joe Viers, the show was filmed for Gorman Bechard's documentary Who Is Lydia Loveless' which is included as a DVD in this package.

Side One:  Out on Love, More Like Them, Desire.   Side Two:  Really Wanna See You Again, Heaven, Boy Crazy

Lydia Loveless - Who Is Lydia Loveless
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Alter Egos is Ingrid's recent collaboration with some of her favorite artists, and consists of re-imagned versions of select songs from her latest full-length album, It Doesn't Have To Make Sense. This special double-sided picture disc is the first physical release of Alter Egos.

Ingrid Michaelson - Alter Egos [Picture Disc LP]
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The Definitive O.R.T.F. recording captures the jazz guitar legend on his only tour of Europe, at the Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris, France, on 3/27/65

Side A: 1. Four on Six 2. Impressions 3. The Girl Next Door  / Side B: 1. Here's That Rainy Day 2. Jingles 3. To When / Side C: 1. Full House 2. 'Round Midnight / Side D: 1. Blue N' Boogie/West Coast Blues 2. Twisted Blues

Wes Montgomery - In Paris: The Definitive ORTF Recording [2LP]
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Willie Nelson


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Few country artists have had a bigger influence on the musical landscape than Wille Nelson. Born in 1933 in Abbott, TX, Ol' Willie is still going strong at the young age of 84! For RSD Black Friday, Modern Classics is re-releasing Spirit, Willie Nelson's forty-ninth studio album, originally released in 1996. The album differs from Nelson's other work because his band used fewer instruments on the recording (two guitars, piano, fiddle) and it has a more classical/Spanish influence. Spirit reached the US Country top 20 when it was released, and David Fricke from Rolling Stone describes it as "low-key, acoustic, stripped to the rugged fundamentals of a good song and a superior voice." Spirit is an emotional concept album illustrating the forlorn tale of a man abandoned by the great love of his life. We follow him down the path of loss as he confronts grief, gets back on his feet, and eventually finds solace in acceptance. Beloved by those familiar with Nelson's deep catalog, Spirit remains highly revered amongst critics and fans alike. Likened to Bob Dylan's Time Out Of Mind or Waylon Jennings' Right For the Time, Spirit sees Nelson maturing most gracefully. Originally released in 1996, Spirit is issued here for the first time on colored vinyl as a special Record Store Day Black Friday release. It comes newly remastered with a deluxe, gatefold, 'tip-on' uncoated jacket, this is a chance to own this unique album in its most beautifully presented form.

1 Matador 2 She Is Gone 3 Your Memory Won't Die In My Grave 4 I'm Not Trying To Forget You Anymore 5 Too Sick To Pray 6 Mariachi 7 I'm Waiting Forever 8 We Don't Run 9 I Guess I've Come To Live Here In Your Eyes 10 It's A Dream Come True 11 I Thought About You, Lord 12 Spirit Of E9 13 Matador

Willie Nelson - Spirit
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Shawn Lee, born in Kansas in 1963, is one of the most prolific musicians of his generation. A multi-instrumentalist, producer, singer songwriter, composer and Radio DJ, he has released 35 albums to date. He has played, produced and written songs for hundreds of records, and has worked with a diverse range of artists including Jeff Buckley, Saint Etienne, and the late Amy Winehouse. Lee's music has been used extensively in both film & TV - including Monuments Men, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, and many others. After a 5 year hiatus, Shawn makes a welcomed return to his Ping Pong Orchestra moniker with the Spacey concept album Techstar. This imaginary soundtrack album is filled with Cosmic Funk, Boogie, and disco. Based around the characters & happenings on a space station called Techstar, Mr. Lee blasts off into the outer regions on his latest Sci-Fi opus, proving that Space IS indeed the place....

1. Orion O’Neal 2. Ursa Major 7th 3. Space Shuffle 4. Lexina Walks In 5. Star Chimes 6. Lexina’s Theme 7. Sexy Sylvie 8. Captain Stone9. Tenaka’s Theme 10. Freddie Guitar 11. Hobots Theme 12. Carlos Theme 13. JT Space Cumbia 14. Razor Sharp 15. Doctor B 16. Dirk’s Jerk 17. Vegas In Space

Shawn Lee's Ping Pong Orchestra - Techstar (original Soundtrack)

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