RSD Black Friday 2019

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Tenacious D
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The prophesy has come true! Tenacious D's Kyle Gass and Jack Black team up with Jack White on production to create a brand new one-sided single.

A1 “Don't Blow It, Kage" 

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Altitudes & Attitudes

Altitudes & Attitudes

Get It Out [RSD BF 2019]

New Vinyl: $23.98   $22.54 Buy

Picture Disc of the recently released album Get It Out, is the second release and first full-length from Altitudes & Attitude, a collaboration between Frank Bello and David Ellefson, bassists for Anthrax and Megadeth respectively. 

1. “Get It Out” 2. “Late” 3. “Out Here” 4. “Part of Me” 5. “Slip” 6. “Talk to Me” 7. “Leviathan” 8. “Cold” 9. “Another Day” 10. “All There Is” 11. “Booze and Cigarettes” 12. “Tell the World” 13. “Here Again”

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Louis Armstrong & His All-Stars

Unearthed for the first time after the discovery of a “mystery" tape reel, Louis Armstrong's performance in Allentown, PA on November 24, 1956 is one for the history books. Armstrong is joined by his All-Stars, including Trummy Young, Edmund Hall, Billy Kyle, and Velma Middleton.  Available for the first time in any format, the historic concert audio has been mastered from the original analog tape and pressed on color vinyl for this limited edition release, exclusively for RSD Black Friday.

A1 “Introduction” A2 “When It's Sleepy Time Down South” A3 “Blueberry Hill” A4 “Tin Roof Blues” A5 “Perdido” A6 “Blues in B♭”
B1 “Medley: Tenderly, You'll Never Walk Alone” B2 “Big Mama's Back In Town” B3 “C'est Si Bon” B4 “La Vie En Rose” B5 “Mahogany Hall Stomp” B6 “When It's Sleepy Tim Down South (Reprise)”

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Chet Baker

Reissue of the rare MONO version of Chet Baker's classic 1958 album on Riverside Records. Cut from the analog master, pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI and housed in a tip-on jacket.

Side A: 1. “Do It The Hard Way” 2. “I'm Old Fashioned” 3. “You're Driving Me Crazy” 4. “It Could Happen To You” 5. “My Heart Stood Still”
SIde B: 1. “The More I See You” 2. “Everything Happens To Me” 3. “Dancing On The Ceiling” 4. “How Long Has This Been Going On?” 5. “Old Devil Moon”

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Jon Batiste
Recorded live at the historic Village Vanguard in NYC in the Fall of 2018 during Jon Batiste's residency. Companion piece to "Anatomy of Angels: Live at the Village Vanguard" which is released in August 2019.This title includes more raucous, full band type material that Jon Batiste and New Orleans is often associated with. Includes 8 new tracks and 1 interlude.
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Willie Nelson

It’s said that legends aren’t born—they’re grown. Willie Nelson, an enduring American icon and tireless supporter of marijuana legalization, offers the latest hit from his stash, a humorous ode to the sweetest of leaves as only Willie can do it. “Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High,” a new song from the sessions for Willie’s latest album, Ride Me Back Home Is backed with “It’s All Going To Pot,” another 420 favorite from Django and Jimmie, Willie and Merle Haggard’s 2015 album.

"Sometimes Even I Can Get Too High" b/w "It's All Going To Pot" (w/ Merle Haggard)

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Black Label Society

A six song EP originally recorded in 1999. 

Side A: 1.” The Killing Cross” 2. “Peace & Sympathy” 3. “Black Pearl (Fermented Version)”
Side B: 4. “Twisted” 5. “White Christmas” 6. “Peddlers Of Death (Alternate)”

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Broncho

Broncho

Bad [RSD BF 2019]

New Vinyl: $17.99   $15.99 Buy

Bad is a selection of remixes from Broncho's latest album Bad Behavior, on red splatter vinyl. This limited edition release is for all the good boys and girls. It features remixes of Broncho songs by real sweeties like of Montreal, Yeasayer, Methyl Ethel, Generationals, and Computer Magic and we hope it makes you boogie and feel really good.

“Boys Got to Go (Computer Magic Remix)”/”Keep It In Line (Yeasayer Remix)”/”Big City Boys (Generationals Remix)”/”Family Values (Of Montreal Remix)”/”All Choked Up (Methyl Ethel remix)”

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Brothers Osborne

The first live album from the three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year and two-time ACM Vocal Duo of the Year, recorded at two sold out nights at the historic Ryman Auditorium in February 2019.
Current CMA Duo Of The Year! 12 Tracks including the hit songs- “It Ain’t My Fault”, “Shoot Me Straight”, “21 Summer” and the #1 Song- “Stay A Little Longer”
Brothers Osborne currently reigns as three-time CMA Vocal Duo of the Year in addition to being named ACM Vocal Duo of the Year the past two years. Overall, Brothers Osborne have collected four CMA, five ACM trophies and stand as five-time GRAMMY nominees. The Maryland Natives are set to reunite with Chris Stapleton on tour later this fall and will also open select dates for Willie Nelson including the legendary Farm Aid on September 21.

Side 1 “Drank Like Hank”, “Shoot Me Straight”, “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You)”, “Weed Whiskey and Willie” Side 2 “Down Home”, “Rum”, “Daisies”, “Tequila Again” Side 3 “21 Summer”, “Love The Lonely”, “Stay A Little Longer”, “It Ain’t My Fault”


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James Brown

A complement to the 50th anniversary release of Live at Home With His Bad Self (which itself is an expansion of a 1969 live show that was heavily edited into the LP 'Sex Machine'), this RSD Black Friday exclusive is the after-show set, featuring extended versions of rare (released) cuts, new mixes, a duet with Marva Whitney and some revealing stage patter.

Side 1: 1. “Baby Here I Come (false start & complete take)” 2. “Spinning Wheel (take 1)” 3. “Spinning Wheel (take 2)”

Side 2: 1. “Rehearsal” 2. “Respect” 3. “A Talk With James Brown/You Got To Have A Job” 4. “Fat Wood (rehearsal)” 5. “Fat Wood”

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Jackson Browne & Leslie Mendelson

The “Human Touch” single is featured in the HIV/AIDS documentary titled 5B. Pressed on 180g black vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

"Human Touch" 

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Jeff Buckley

One of the most magical, as-yet unreleased live performances by Jeff Buckley debuts on vinyl as part of the continuing celebration of the 25th anniversary of his debut studio album Grace. Buckley’s captivating appearance on KCRW-FM’s long-running Morning Becomes Eclectic was accompanied by the core band with which he recorded Grace, and features favorites from that record, including “Mojo Pin,” “So Real,” and “Lover, You Should Have Come Over.”

Side A: 1. “Mojo Pin (Chocolate Intro)” 2. “Corpus Christi Carol”
Side B: 3. “Grace” 4. “So Real” 5. “Lover, You Should've Come Over”

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Canned Heat

Celebrate RSD Black Friday with the world’s finest rock, blues and boogie band Canned Heat as they release for the first time ever on vinyl the classic Canned Heat Christmas Album. Classic holiday songs like “Deck The Halls”, “Santa Claus is Coming To Town”, “Jingle Bells” are joined by Canned Heat boogie staples—they were one of the nation’s first jam bands—“Christmas Boogie” and “Shake ‘N Boogie”.

Mastered by Canned Heat associate/producer Joe Reagoso for its first release on vinyl, all tracks and artwork are from the authorized Canned Heat Music and Fito de la Parra archives, and the white vinyl release comes housed in a unique die-cut can-shaped cover.

“Deck the Halls” / “Santa Claus is Coming to Town” / “I Won't Be Home for Christmas” / “Christmas Boogie Santa Claus is Back in Town” / “Jingle Bells” / “Little Drummer Boy” / “Shake N Boogie” (Bonus Live Track)

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Lewis Capaldi

Lewis Capaldi's Spotify Singles Session, available on limited edtion 7" vinyl exclusively for RSD BF! Features live recordings of "Hold Me While You Wait" and a cover of "when the party's over" originally performed by Billie Eilish

"Hold Me While You Wait"/"When The Party's Over" 

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Cardi B

The mixtape that started it all for Cardi B. 

1. “Intro (Skit)” (feat. The Breakfast Club) 2. “Trust Issues” 3. “On Fleek” 4. “Washpoppin” 5. “Her Perspective (Skit)” 6. “Selfish (feat. Josh X)” 7. “I Gotta Hurt You” 8. “Foreva” 9. “Trick (skit)” (feat. Haitian V) 10. “Trick” 11. “Lit Thot” 12. “Sauce Boyz” 13. “Outro (Skit)” (feat. Lisa Evers)

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Chai

Chai

WAGAMA-MANIA [RSD BF 2019]

New Vinyl: $22.98   $21.60 Buy

1. “We Are Musician” 2. “アイム・ミー 3. フューチャー” 4. “FAT-MOTTO” 5. “Center of the FACE !”

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Cheap Trick

A song from the latest Cheap Trick album, and a song for the season, pressed on a red vinyl 7” single. 

“Gimme Some Truth” / “I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day (Live)” (featuring Roy Wood) 

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J. Cole

Rediscover the songs that helped J. Cole’s third album go ballistic!  Includes “Apparently,” “Wet Dreamz,” “No Role Modelz” and “Love Yourz.”

Side A: "Apparently" / "Wet Dreamz"
Side B: "No Role Modelz" / "Love Yours"

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The Comet Is Coming

The Comet Is Coming

The Afterlife [LP]

New Vinyl: $14.98   $13.98 Buy

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The Comet is Coming follow up to their critically acclaimed "Trust in The Lifeforce of the Deep Mystery" with "The Afterlife" EP, their second title to be released under the Impulse Records! label. "The two records can be seen as companions, that cannot exist without each other, like day and night, light and dark, creation and destruction. They were made together, at the same time, and have always been intended to be experienced together". - Danalogue

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Barns Courtney

Barns Courtney's scaled back performances of "You And I" and "99" Live from the Old Nunnery. Not available on vinyl anywhere else!

"99" Live from The Old Nunnery/"You And I" (Acoustic)

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Czarface

Odds are that you’ll love this one: The Odd Czar Against Us is a 12 track album from CZARFACE debuting on RSD Black Friday.

Bored with beating down the regular bad guys, Czarface takes his cosmic reach and sonic superpowers to uncharted territory. Expect the unexpected and keep your head on a swivel, as Czarface returns fresh for 2025, yet in time for RSD Black Friday 2019. Debuting at record stores on an exclusive colored vinyl pressing, housed in a jacket featuring an exclusive variant cover.

A1. “Bizarro” A2. “Call Me” A3. “The Gift That Keeps On...” A4. “Me's Company” A5. “Dear Computer (feat. Kendra Morris)” A6. “Burrito”
B1. “Brother Czarquis” B2. “Couch” B3. “Double Dragon” B4. “The Problem With Frank” B5. “Dog” B6. “Czartis Gilmore (The Cool Down)”

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Miles Davis

Miles Davis was on the verge of forming one of his most acclaimed ensembles in 1964. It was this year that he travelled to perform in Japan for the first time, bringing with him 3/4ths of the musicians that would form his famed "second great quartet": Herbie Hancock on piano, Ron Carter on double bass, and Tony Williams on drums. In addition, the jazz legend brought along saxophonist Sam Rivers to replace the recently exited George Coleman.

Davis and Rivers never developed any major chemistry and frequently found their distinct styles clashing (or perhaps dueling) in their performances. Rivers would ultimately be dismissed from the group at the end of their trip, leading to the arrival of Wayne Shorter, and the inception of the second great quintet.

The partnership of Miles Davis and Sam Rivers may have been short-lived, but it did produce the live album Miles In Tokyo. The record is a rare jewel in Miles Davis' discography, featuring high-energy live versions of songs by Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, and Richard Carpenter, as well as a restlessly fast-paced take on the Davis staple "So What". This collection has previously only been available in Japan, but is now presented on vinyl for the first time in America by Get On Down, just in time for RSD Black Friday.

A Side : “If I Were A Bell”, “My Funny Valentine”
B Side : “So What”, “Walkin”, “All Of You”

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Dio

These songs appear on vinyl for the first time, and it’s on a dragon picture disc! The live version of “Rainbow In The Dark” was recorded in 2002. 

“Rainbow in The Dark (Live)” / “Killing the Dragon”

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DMX

DMX’s live set from Cypress Hill’s famous Smoke Out Fest from 2003 

1.“We Right Here” 2.”Who We Be” 3.”The Rain (A Cappella)” 4. “Where The Hood At” 5. “Party Up (Up In Here)” 6. “Ayo Kato” 7. “Slippin' The Prayer IV”

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Thomas Dolby

Released on special coloured vinyl exclusively for RSD Black Friday, this 7” single features two of the best-loved tracks from Thomas Dolby. Originally released in 1982, “She Blinded Me With Science” reached #5 on the Billboard Hot 100 and then spent two weeks at #2 in Canada In 2002. Side B features “One Of Our Submarines” another knock-out track that’s a firm favourite among Dolby fans.

"She Blinded Me With Science"/"One of Our Submarines" 

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The Doors

The 1970 Isle of Wight performance, their last as a foursome outside the US, on vinyl for the very first time.  Features Doors classics “Roadhouse Blues”, “Break On Through (To The Other Side)”, “Light My Fire” and “The End”. Pressed on audiophile-quality, heavyweight double black vinyl.

A. 1. “Introduction (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)” 2. “Back Door Man (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)” 3. “Break On Through (To The Other Side) [Live At Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)” 4. “Ship Of Fools (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)”
B. 1. “Roadhouse Blues (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)” 2. “When The Music's Over (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)” 3. “Light My Fire (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)”
4. “The End (Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970)”

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Bill Evans

This Record Store Day Black Friday release captures two complete sets of the Bill Evans Trio (with bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell) on October 23, 1968 at Art D'Lugoff's legendary Village Gate club in New York City. The much sought-after 2012 3LP boxed set edition was initially pressed at 45 RPM and has been out of print and unavailable for three years.

Originally recorded by Resonance founder and co-president George Klabin at 21 years old, and digitally remastered from the original tapes, this deluxe 2LP gatefold set includes a 4-page insert with iconic photos by Tom Copi, Jan Persson, Raymond Ross, Fred Seligo and Herb Snitzer, essays by renowned jazz critic Nat Hentoff, vibraphonist Gary Burton, Art D'Lugoff's son Raphael D'Lugoff, and more! This is a limited edition re-pressing of 4,000 copies worldwide, on 180g black vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed by Record Technology Inc. at 33 1/3RMP.



Side A: 1. “Emily” 2. “Witchcraft” 3. “Yesterdays” 4. “Round Midnight”
Side B: 1. “My Funny Valentine” 2. “California Here I Come” 3. “Gone With The Wind” 4. “Alfie” Side C: 1. “Turn Out The Stars” 2. “Yesterdays Take 2” 3. “Emily Take 2” 4. I”n A Sentimental Mood” 5. “Round Midnight Take 2”
Side D: 1. “Autumn Leaves” 2. “Someday My Prince Will Come” 3. “Mother of Earl” 4. “Here’s That Rainy Day”

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Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin - The Atlantic Singles 1968 7" Vinyl Singles boxset, featuring Aretha's four 7" singles from 1968. Following the Aretha Franklin 1967 7" Singles Boxed set released for RSD 2019. 

Disc 1 - Side A “SWEET, SWEET BABY (SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE)”/ Side B “AIN’T NO WAY”
Disc 2 - Side A “THINK” / Side B “YOU SEND ME”
Disc 3 - Side A “THE HOUSE THAT JACK BUILT” / Side B “SAY A LITTLE PRAYER”
Disc 4 - Side A “SEE SAW” / Side B “MY SONG”

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Ace Frehley

1) “Rip It Out” 2) “Something Moved” 3) “Cold Gin” 4) Shock Me” 5) “Breakout” 6) “Rocket Ride”

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Fu Manchu

To celebrate RSD Black Friday, At The Dojo Records releases Fu Manchu’s complete incendiary performance at the 2003 edition of the Roadburn Festival Netherlands on limited edition LP and CD. The band recently unearthed the original professional recordings taken directly from the soundboard and had them specifically mastered for this release. This is a legendary Fu set, iand includes classics “Squash That Fly,” “Hell On Wheels,” “Boogie Van” and “King Of The Road.”

"Playing Roadburn back in 2003 was a blast!”, Scott Hill, lead vocals/guitar of Fu Manchu says. “It was the year before we put out Start The Machine and we played a couple of songs from it live for the first time on that tour. One of the songs that’s on this live record, “I Wanna Be,” is a different arrangement than what ended up on the final studio release. We're stoked that the show was recorded and that people will get to hear it. Always a good time playing at Roadburn!"

1. “Squash That Fly” 2. “Hell On Wheels” 3. “Eatin’ Dust”  4. “Laserbl’ast!”  5. “I Wanna Be” 6. “Boogie Van”  7. “King Of The Road” 8. “Written In Stone”  9. “Saturn III”

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Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher

Why Me? Why Not. [RSD BF 2019]

New Vinyl: $29.98   $28.18 Buy

A picture disc version of the new solo album from Oasis' Liam Gallagher. 

“Shockwave”, “One of Us”, “Once”, “Now That I’ve Found You”, “Halo”, “Why Me? Why Not.”, “Be Still”, “Alright Now”, “Meadow”, “The River”, “Gone”


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Jerry Garcia Band

First ever LP release of the first installment in the Garcialive Series, bringing complete, previously unreleased landmark live performances in Jerry Garcia's career to listeners, remixed and mastered from 24 track recordings! Vol.1 showcases the Jerry Garcia Band's performance at the Capitol Theatre from 3/1/1980 across a 5LP Boxset!

Early Show: “Sugaree”, “Catfish John,” “How Sweet It Is,” “Simple Twist of Fate”, “Sitting in Limbo”, “That's All Right”, “Deal”

Late Show: “Mission in the Rain”, “That's What Love Will Make You Do”, “Russian Lullaby”, “The Harder They Come”, “Tiger Rose (w/ Robert Hunter)”, “Promontory Rider (w/ Robert Hunter)”, “Midnight Moonlight”, “E: Dear Prudence”

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Gov't Mule

'Volume 3 of the series celebrating Gov’t Mule’s 25 years as a band is a multi-colored LP with matching cover. 

Side A: “Hammer & Nails” / “Trane” / “Dreams & Songs”

Side B: “Whisper In Your Soul” / “Little Toy Brain” / “Funny Little Tragedy > Message In A Bottle > Funny Little Tragedy”

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Gray

Gray

Shades Of… [RSD BF 2019]

New 3 x LP: $57.98   $54.50 Buy

1979, Downtown New York, Gray was making industrial music with sound. Jean-Michel Basquiat played the guitar with a metal file, Michael Holman played masking tape and steel ball bearings, Justin Thyme abstracted the keys, as Nick Taylor played his guitar with historical restraint.

Famed painter Jean Michel-Basquiat was one of the co-founders of the band Gray. This anthology features their previously limited self-release plus unreleased material, and remixes from Todd Rundgren, Hank Shocklee, King Britt, Sal P (Liquid Liquid), Deantoni Parks, Tewz, Free The Robots, and The Gaslamp Killer, along with features from Amir Yaghmai and Kool Keith.

A1 “Wig” A2 “Pillar of Salt” A3 “The Mysterious Ashley Bickerton” A4 “The Man Who”

B1 “Gauntlet of Wriggly’s” B2 “Eight Hour Religion” B3 “Figure It Out For Yourself” B4 “Dan Asher”

C1 “Cut It Up High Priest” C2 “I Know” C3 “Mockingbird” C4 “Washington, D.C. 20013”

D1 “Bad Fool (Red Skelton)” D2 “Life On The Streets” D3 “Doktor Dhoom” D4 “Drum Mode”

E1 “Sweetness Of The New” E2 “Dan Asher (King Britt Mudd Club Mix)” E3 “Sweetness of The New (Free The Robots Remix)” E4 “I Know (Tewz Remix ft. Kool Keith and DJ Flesh One)”
E5 “Bad Fool (Hank Shocklee Remix)” E6 “Wig (Sal P. & Sean Bee Wigout)”

F1 “Doktor Dhoom (Todd Rundgren Remix)” F2 “Drum Mode (Deantoni Parks & We Are Dark Angels Remix)” F3 “Life On The Streets (Todd Rundgren Remix)” F4 “Bad Fool (The Gaslamp Killer Revision w/ Amir Yaghmai)”

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Johnny Griffin / Eddie 'Lockjaw' Davis Quintet

Official release of the previously unissued live recordings of the Johnny Griffin-Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis Quintet, featuring Horace Parlan, Buddy Catlett and Art Taylor, from 1962. Released in partnership with the estates of Johnny Griffin and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis. Deluxe limited-edition 180 gm LP, mastered by Bernie Grundman Mastering. Remastered audio transferred directly from the original 350 10” tapes at 7 ½ IPS. Includes extensive booklet with rare photos; essays by journalist Ted Panken, pianist Michael Weiss, co-producer Zev Feldman and Corry Weeds, plus interviews with drum icon Kenny Washington, saxophone colossus James Carter and more!

SIDE ONE:
1. “Intermission Riff - Introduction by Jim Wilke” 2. “Blues Up and Down” 3. “Ow!”

SIDE TWO:
4. “Bahia” 5. Blue Lou” 6. “Intermission Riff - Outro by Jim Wilke”

SIDE THREE:
7. “Intermission Riff - Introduction by Jim Wilke” 8. “Second Balcony Jump” 9. “How Am I To Know?”

SIDE FOUR: 10. “Sophisticated Lady” 11. “Tickle Toe” 12. “Intermission Riff - Outro by Jim Wilke”

Tracks 1 - 6 recorded May 30, 1962
Tracks 7 – 12 recorded June 6, 1962
Recorded live at The Penthouse in Seattle, Washington

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Gun Club

Gun Club

Sex Beat 81 [RSD BF 2019]

New Vinyl: $24.98   $23.48 Buy

The Gun Club were a highly influential post-punk/ blues band from Los Angeles, CA that existed from 1979 to 1996. Created and led by talented maverick singer songwriter-guitarist Jeffrey Lee Pierce, they merged the contemporary genre of punk rock with the more traditional genres of rockabilly and country music, alongside X, the Flesh Eaters and the Blasters. The Gun Club has been called a "tribal psychobilly blues" band and initiators of the U.S. wave of Cowpunk.

Sex Beat 81 is a live album, recorded in 1981 and eventually released in 1984. It’s not been reissued on vinyl until now, and comes out on RSD Black Friday on translucent yellow vinyl, with reproductions of the original labels, and an OBI spine.

“Bad Indian” | “She's Like Herion to Me” | “Keys to the Kingdom” | “Jack on Fire” | “Railroad Bill” | “Devil in the Woods” | “Goodby Johnny” | “Preaching the Blues” | “Watermelon Man” | “Black Train” | “Promise Me”

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Sammy Hagar

“Santa's Going South For Christmas” // “Eagles Fly (Live 2019)

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Herbie Hancock

Throughout the 1970s, legendary jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock engaged in a prolonged period of experimentation across sounds and recording formats, releasing several albums for Columbia that were only issued in Japan. 1979's Directstep was one such album, one that made use of a new form of recording technology called "Direct-To-Disc." This method recorded masters, in real time, to acetate discs, rendering incredibly high fidelity LP pressings, but sacrificing the ability to edit or overdub, a challenge Hancock and his group were more than up to.

Directstep utilized other technological advancements as well, incorporating brand new electronic instrument technology such as the electronic wind instrument the Lyricon, the freshly released Propet-5 synthesizer, and of course the Sennheiser Vocoder which would become a key part of the artist’s arsenal during his electro-funk period in the 1980s.

Beyond all that, Directstep is an incredibly solid collection of Herbie Hancock material, featuring stirring remakes of Hancock staples "Butterfly" and "I Thought It Was You" as well as brand new track "Shiftless Shuffle." Get On Down is proud to present this reissue of Directstep, a gem of jazz-fusion, available on vinyl for the first time in 30 years for RSD Black Friday!

A Side: “Butterfly”
B Side : “Shiftless Shuffle”, “I Thought It Was You”

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Jimi Hendrix

As Christmas 1969 beckoned, Jimi Hendrix, bassist Billy Cox, and drummer Buddy Miles (christened Band Of Gypsys by Hendrix) engaged in extensive rehearsals for their highly anticipated appearances at The Fillmore East in New York. To mark the occasion in his own inimitable fashion, Jimi readied this special medley of holiday favorites to celebrate both Christmas and the dawning of a new decade. This medley of “Little Drummer Boy,” “Silent Night” and “Auld Lang Syne,” along with “Three Little Bears,” a playful Electric Ladyland outtake from 1968, is now available on picture disc, featuring album artwork on one side and a photo of Jimi dressed as Santa Claus on the other.

Side A: 1. “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Auld Lang Syne” 2. “Three Little Bears”
Side B: 1. “Little Drummer Boy/Silent Night/Aud Lang Syne” (Extended Version)

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The Hold Steady

The Hold Steady

Four on Ten [RSD BF 2019]

New Vinyl: $15.98   $14.98 Buy

A collection of four songs, previously only released as digital singles. 

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Peter Holsapple Combo

A brand new Peter Holsapple holiday gift: a cover of the classic from The Band and a new original on a color vinyl 7’ single

"Christmas Must Be Tonight" / "Felt Like Summer (Looked Like Christmas)"

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Homeshake

Homeshake -- aka former Mac Demarco guitarist Peter Sagar -- released his fourth album Helium in February of 2019. He asked some of his favorite musicians--who have inspired him --o remix some of the tracks from the album. This RSD Black Friday release (on translucent grape vinyl) features remixes by some of the buzziest electronic artists today including Skepta, Laurel Halo, Jesse Lanza, DJ Taye, DJ Paypal, Foodman, Project Pablo, Ciel, and others.

“All Night Long (Ciel's Daylight Saving Mix)”, “Just Like My (TAYE//PAL Remix)”, “Other Than (TAYE//PAL Remix)”, “Like Mariah (Jessy Lanza Mix)”, “Nothing Could Be Better (Foodman Remix)”, “Another Thing (LH Remix)”, “Just Like My (Project Pablo Remix)”, “Another Thing (Cecile Believe Mix)”, “(Secret Track) (DJ Paypal Secret Remix)”

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John Lee Hooker

Known to music fans around the world as the "King of the Boogie," John Lee Hooker endures as one of the true superstars of the blues genre: the ultimate beholder of cool. His work is widely recognized for its impact on modern music – his simple, yet deeply effective songs transcend borders and languages around the globe.

"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 Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry 'Wild Man' Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of Hooker at his best. Highlights include impressive romps through 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." - All Music

The Collectors Edition coming for RSD Black Friday iincludes a bonus disc of unreleased material (a 17 min jam of "Rock Steady" plus three "Rock Steady"remixes) and a brand new cover portrait of John Lee Hooker by John Rummen.

Side A: 1. “Chicken And Gravy” 2. “Serves Me Right To Suffer” 3. “Boom Boom”

Side B: 1. “Black Night Is Falling” 2. “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer” 3. “One Room Country Shack”

Side C: previously unreleased 17 min jam of “Rock Steady”

Side D: 3 “Rock Steady" Remixes

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Ian & Sylvia Tyson

Regarded as pioneers of the folk & Americana genre, Ian & Sylvia first came to prominence in the early ‘60s Greenwich Village and Yorkville folk scenes, performing alongside Bob Dylan (they were also managed by Albert Grossman), Joni Mitchell, and Gordon Lightfoot (who they made famous by being the first to record “Early Morning Rain”) and headlining at the now-famous 1963 Newport Folk Festival. Ian's composition "Four Strong Winds" is now considered a standard and a CBC poll in 2005 named it the "most essential" piece of Canadian music. Ian & Sylvia were one of the first artists to explore an electric Country Rock sound, recording with both New York and Nashville musicians.
In early 2019 Sylvia discovered a box of old 1/4" analog tapes in her attic that were professionally recorded in the early 1970s in front of a live studio audience. More than twenty previously unreleased recordings included many of Ian & Sylvia's classics, but also enough recordings that had never been included on any Ian & Sylvia album to make up a full album, presented here as a double vinyl release for RSD Black Friday.

LP1:
1 “Keep On The Sunny Side” 2 “Darcy Farrow” 3 “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” 4 “When First Unto This Country” 5 “Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies” 6 “Four Rode By” 7 “Nancy Whiskey” 8 “Four Strong Winds” 9 “Little Beggarman” 10 “The French Song” 11 “Summer Wages” 12 “Crazy Arms” 13 “I'll Fly Away”

LP2:
1 “After The Fire Is Gone” 2 “Heartaches By The Number” 3 “Sweet Dreams” 4 “Come On In My Kitchen” 5 “Jimmie's Texas Blues” 6 “How Long” 7 “The Last Thing On My Mind” 8 “That's The Way Love Goes” 9 “Crying Time” 10 “Starting All Over Again” 11 “Together Again” 12 “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” 13 “The Goodnight Loving Trail”

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Blind Willie Johnson

Blind Willie Johnson was the greatest and most popular guitar evangelist, and influenced generations of musicians. His unique, intense, emotional and haunting gruff voice—coupled with some of the finest slide-guitar of any of his peers—firmly established Johnson’s status as one of the premier gospel-blues artists of all time.

Between 1927 and 1930, Johnson recorded 30 powerful, timeless, landmark songs for Columbia Records in five sessions in Dallas, New Orleans, and Atlanta, generating strong sales and national fame.

On December 3, 1927, in a temporary studio in the Deep Ellum district of Dallas, Johnson recorded six groundbreaking songs, including the iconic slide guitar classic, “Dark Was the Night, Cold Was the Ground.” Johnson’s haunting response to Christ’s crucifixion remains one of the masterpieces of American music. Ry Cooder described it as “the most soulful, transcendent piece in all American Music.”Jack White called it “the greatest example of slide guitar ever recorded.”

For RSD Black Friday 2019 Traffic Entertainment presents two of Johnson’s most iconic sides as a 78 RPM microgroove record housed in a glorious reproduction of the Columbia sleeve wrapped in a full color OBI with detailed liner notes.

A Side :
“Dark Was The Night, Cold Was The Ground”
B Side:
“It's Nobody's Fault But Mine”

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Thad Jones & Mel Lewis Orchestra

All My Yesterdays is the first official release of the recordings of the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra at the legendary Village Vanguard in NYC on February 7, 1966 and March 21, 1966 endorsed by the estates of Thad Jones, Mel Lewis and the Village Vanguard.

Originally released as a 2CD set in 2016, this deluxe triple gatefold 3LP edition comes with an expansive 16-page insert providing rare photos by Chuck Stewart, Raymond Ross, Ray Avery and Jan Persson, essays by executive producer and original recording engineer George Klabin, associate producer Chris Smith (author of The View from the Back of the Band: The Life and Music of Mel Lewis), longtime Vanguard Jazz Orchestra arranger and pianist Jim McNeely and more! All of the living musicians who played on these recordings also contributed their accounts via interviews, including saxophonists Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Daniels and Marv "Doc" Holladay, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, trombonists Garnett Brown and Tom McIntosh, along with bassist Richard Davis. Limited edition of 2,000 on 180-gram black vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed by Record Technology Inc. at 33 1/3RMP.

Side A: 1. “Backbone” 2. “All My Yesterdays” 3. “Big Dipper”
Side B: 1. “Mornin Reverend” 2. “The Little Pixie” 3. “Big Dipper”
Side C: 1. “Low Down” 2. “Lover Man” 3. “Ah, That’s Freedom”
Side D: 1. “Don’t Ever Leave Me” 2. “Willow Weep For Me” 3. “Mean What You Say”
Side E: 1. “Once Around” 2. “Polka Dots and Moonbeams” 3. “Mornin Reverend”
Side F: 1. “All My Yesterdays” 2. “Backbone”

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Lenny Kaye & The Fleshtones

SIDE A: “Lost on Xandu” SIDE B: “Lost on Xandu (Version)”

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