RSD Black Friday 2019
A Charlie Brown Christmas, certified 4X Platinum by the RIAA in 2016, is one of the best-selling jazz albums in history, second only to Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue; and it’s no surprise: Guaraldi’s engaging score to the synonymous holiday television special has introduced generations of children and their parents to the joys of jazz music, with tracks like the instantly recognizable “Linus and Lucy,” and yuletide favorite “Christmas Time Is Here.” The album was inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame in 2007 and the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry five years later, and continues to be a perennial favorite, thanks to annual airings of the Christmas TV special.
Made to play on the RSD3 mini-turntable, the RSD3 A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS “BLIND BOX” single comes in an outer box that reproduces the original 12” album art, and includes one of four possible songs; “Christmas Time is Here (Vocal),” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Linus and Lucy” and “Skating.” Each track comes with its own unique pull-out poster.
"Hark The Herald Angels Sing", "Skating", "Linus and Lucy", "Christmastime Is Here"
A song from the Pixar animated film Toy Story, pressed on 3" vinyl for play on the RSD3 mini-turntable. One of four in a series of classic Disney/Pixar songs on 3" vinyl for RSD Black Friday.
"You've Got A Friend In Me"
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”
Frequently cited as one of the most important alternative songs of the 2000s, “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” – the opening track on debut album Funeral – was an early introduction to the trademark Arcade Fire sound and encapsulates the essence of the music and themes on Funeral. The B-side, “My Buddy” by the Alvino Rey Orchestra, pays tribute to Will and Win Butler’s late grandfather, the Jazz musician Alvino Rey whose passing during the early part of Arcade Fire’s career would greatly influence Funeral.
This RSD Black Friday 7” replicates the original Merge Records single – first released in June 2004 – the debut single from the band. Originally limited to 1500 copies, it has become a highly collectable item amongst fans over the years.
A: “Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)” B: “My Buddy”
2 x LP reissue of Sebastian Bach's legendary 1998 appearance at the Whisky A Go-Go
SIDE A: “Slave To The Grind” / “Piece Of Me” / “Frozen”
SIDE B: “Here I Am” / “Parasite” / “18 & Life”
SIDE C: “Blasphemer” / “Riot Act” / “Sweet Little Sister” / “In A Darkened Room” / “Monkey Business”
SIDE D: “The Most Powerful Man In The World” / “I Remember You” / “Eternal Life” / “Youth Gone Wild”
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”
In early 1965, Chuck Berry’s career was making a resurgence on the back of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones covering his songs on their early records. Chuck Berry In London (1965) was the answer to that British revival, and it is considered one of his best efforts of that period. This masterpiece contains eight songs recorded in London in early 1965, backed by the UK R&B group The Five Dimensions, plus other tracks belonging to a December 1964 Chicago session with the Jules Blattner Group. 180g LP. First official reissue in over 50 years.
Side 1: 1. “My Little Love-Lights” 2. “She Once Was Mine” 3. “After It's Over” 4. “I Got A Booking” 5. “Night Beat” 6. “His Daughter Caroline” 7. “You Came a Long Way From St. Louis”
Side 2: 1. “St. Louis Blues” 2. “Jamaica Farewell” 3. “Dear Dad” 4. “Butterscotch” 5. “The Song of My Live” 6. “Why Should We End This Way” 7. “I Want To Be Your Driver”
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)”
Double LP- Recorded at SOLD OUT Two Nights at the Historic Ryman Auditorium in February 2019. First Live Album! 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 and five ACM trophies.
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”
New Vinyl: $20.98 Buy
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”
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)
New Vinyl: $11.99 Buy
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"
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)
Previously unissued tracks by Alex Chilton, engineered by Chris Bell, and featuring new liner notes from Rich Tupica and Elizabeth Hoehn (aka Lesa Aldridge). The first release of these tracks is for RSD Black Friday.
“Windows Hotel” / “My Rival” / “She Might Look My Way” / “She Might Look My Way” (w/ Chris Bell)
New Vinyl: $12.98 Buy
“Home For The Holidays” / “For Love On Christmas Day”
Picture Disc Vinyl
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"
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
First time on 2LP Colored Vinyl!! Dragontown is the fifteenth solo album by Alice Cooper. It was released in 2001 on Spitfire Records, and is coming on RSD Black Friday for the first time on 2 x LP Colored Vinyl. Like Brutal Planet, the album displays a heavier metal style than many of his previous releases.
SIDE A: 1. “Triggerman” 2. “Deeper” 3. “Dragontown”
SIDE B: 1. “Sex, Death and Money” 2. “Fantasy Man” 3. “Somewhere In the Jungle”
SIDE C: 1. “Disgraceland” 2. “Sister Sara” 3. “Every Woman Has a Name”
SIDE D: 1. “I Just Wanna Be God” 2. “It's Much Too Late” 3. “The Sentinel”
New Vinyl: $7.98 Buy
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)
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)”
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”
In the early 1980s the “Warner Bros. Music Show” series was mailed to radio stations as promo copies, to be aired only once as a radio show. Pressings were probably a run of a few hundred copies and may have been included as part of the Rockpool service that was sent to 250 college stations. For RSD Black Friday this edition of the series’ promo has been replicated, for commercial use for the first time. Six songs from this recording, including an unlisted intro, were used to make the DEV-O Live 12" mini-album.
SIDE A – A1“Freedom of Choice Theme Song” A2 “Whip It” A3 “Snowball” A4 “It’s Not Right” A5 “Girl U Want” A6 “Planet Earth” A7 “S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain)” A8 “Secret Agent Man” A9 “Blockhead”
SIDE B - B1 “Uncontrollable Urge” B2 “Mongoloid” B3 “Be Stiff” B4 “Gates Of Steel” B5 “Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA” B6 “Gut Feeling (Slap Your Mammy)” B7 “Come Back Jonee”
New Vinyl: $9.99 Buy
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"
New Vinyl: $31.98 Buy
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)”
When Dr. John hit the studio in 1968 to record Babylon, America was in a very turbulent period. On top of that, Dr. John was being pursued by various Los Angeles authorities for a handful of criminal offenses. It was, in his own words: "a heavy time for me."
This set the stage for Babylon being a reflection of the chaotic and tumultuous time that he was living in. He and his band dove deeper into the voodoo-inflected psychedelic rock and the R&B of Gris-Gris, while touching upon elements of free jazz and Captain Beefheart-style avant garde. Babylon stands out as a psychedelic swamp of apocalyptic lyrical content, drunk, disorienting experimentation, and a fascinating entry into Dr. John's catalogue well-worthy of his expansive legacy.
Out of print on vinyl for 40 years, Get On Down is all too eager to reissue this unique recording for RSD Black Friday. In keeping with the album's hallucinogenic sound, it is presented on trippy never to be repeated splatter-colored vinyl and housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket.
A1. “Babylon” A2. “Glowin’” A3. “Black Window Spider” A4. “Barefoot Lady”
B1. “Twilight Zone” B2. “The Patriotic Flag-Waver” B3. “The Lonesome Guitar Strangler”
New Vinyl: $48.98 Buy
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”
New Vinyl: $49.98 Buy
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”
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”
'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”
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)”
New Vinyl: $49.99 Buy
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!
1. “Intermission Riff - Introduction by Jim Wilke” 2. “Blues Up and Down” 3. “Ow!”
4. “Bahia” 5. Blue Lou” 6. “Intermission Riff - Outro by Jim Wilke”
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
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”
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”
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)