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Live at Bubba’s is a previously unissued recording of the Jamaican jazz piano icon Monty Alexander captured live in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at Bubba’s Jazz Restaurant on August 6, 1982. Recorded by legendary engineer Mack Emerman, who founded Criteria Recording Studios (Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Eric Clapton), Live at Bubba’s features bassist Paul Berner (Lionel Hampton Orchestra), drummer Duffy Jackson (Milt Jackson, Benny Carter) and the acclaimed percussionist Robert Thomas, Jr. (Weather Report, Jaco Pastorius, Carlos Santana). The deluxe limited edition 2LP set includes an extensive booklet with photos by Jan Persson, Raymond Ross and Brian McMillen; essays by veteran jazz writer Willard Jenkins, pianist Benny Green, and producer George Klabin; plus interviews with NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron and others. The vinyl edition is mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.

SIDE A — 1. Arthur’s Theme (7:42) 2. Love You Madly (8:08) 3. Samba De Orfeo (6:26)
SIDE B — 1. Sweet Lady (5:57) 2. Eleuthra (9:34) 3. Reggae Later (7:51)
SIDE C — 1. Blues For Edith (6:46) 2. Funji Mama (10:06) 3. Consider (6:06)
SIDE D — 1. Montevideo (7:05) 2. Body And Soul (7:22) 3. Swamp Fire (3:53) 4. SKJ (4:55)

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Some Old Bullshit is a compilation album by the Beastie Boys released in 1994. It compiles several of their early EPs, recorded in the early 1980s. These recordings present a sound radically different from that of the hip-hop sound generally associated with the band. Instead, these songs represent the band's part in the early New York hardcore scene. The album also features taped segments originally heard on Noise the Show, a popular hardcore radio show on WNYU in New York that played early recordings from the Beastie Boys. These segments feature the hyperbolic introductions of Noise the Show's host, Tim Sommer, an early supporter of the band. 

1."Egg Raid On Mojo (Demo Version)” 2. "Beastie Boys” 3. “Transit Cop” 4. “Jimi” 5. “Holy Snappers” 6. “Riot Fight” 7. “Ode to…” 8. “Michelle’s Farm” 9. “Egg Raid on Mojo” 10. “Transit Cop (Demo Version” 11. “Cooky Puss” 12. “Bonus Batter” 13. “Beastie Revolution” 14. “Cooky Puss (Censored Version)” 

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Bilal & Nikki Jean

Black Coffee in Bed [RSD BF 2020]

Vinyl: $11.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $1.49 Download

"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.

“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”

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A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks.  This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music. 

Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)

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Instrumental version of the acclaimed 2020 album Invisible People. Described by Pitchfork as "far and away Chicano Batman’s most accessible record.... A decade into writing songs together, they sound stronger than ever." Mixed by Shawn Everett with lacquers cut at The Lodge in New York City.

1. Color My Life (Instrumental) 2. Blank Slate (Instrumental) 3. I Know It (Instrumental) 4. Invisible People (Instrumental) 5. Manuel's Story (Instrumental) 6. Moment of Joy (Instrumental) 7. Pink Elephant (Instrumental) 8. Polymetronomic Harmony (Instrumental) 9. The Way (Instrumental) 10. The Prophet (Instrumental) 11. Bella (Instrumental) 12. Wounds (Instrumental)

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Acoustic renditions of Crown The Empire's most popular songs across their career plus one new song in celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary

01. aftermath – acoustic 02. cross our bones – acoustic 03. blurry (out of place) – acoustic 04. hologram – acoustic 05. memories of a broken heart – acoustic 06. johnny ringo – acoustic 07. voices – acoustic 08. what i am – acoustic 09. second thoughts – acoustic 10. mzry – acoustic 11. everything breaks – bonus track

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Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Black Keys founder/producer Dan Auerbach, Where Does The Devil Hide is Zella Day’s new 5 track EP that features her unique, mature voice and songwriting abilities. The EP is being released in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.

1. People Are Strangers 2. My Game 3. Purple Haze 4. Only A Dream 5. Benny My Dear

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"Yes, I Have Ghosts" is the first new song from David Gilmour in five years and features his daughter Romany on harp and vocals. The inspiration for the track was Polly Samson’s novel A Theatre for Dreamers, a Sunday Times bestseller about an idyllic poet/musician/artist community in 1960s Greece. 

"Yes I Have Ghosts"

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With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”

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Lil Wayne keeps his 2020 hot streak alive with the deluxe release of Tha Carter V.  The updated release adds seven new, unreleased tracks and three previously released stand-alones for this 33-song edition which includes new contributions from Raekwon, 2 Chainz, Gucci Mane and Post Malone.  Originally released in 2018, this 12th studio album gave Lil Wayne his fourth #1 on the Billboard 200.

1.Life Of Mr. Carter 2. Holy 3.More To The Story (feat. Raekwon) 4 Scottie 5.F Him Good 6.Siri (feat. 2 Chainz) 7. Lost 8.In This House (feat. Gucci Mane) 9 What About Me (feat. Post Malone) 10. Hasta La Vista 11.I LoveYou Dwayne 12. Don’t Cry (feat. XXXTENTACION) 13 Dedicate 14. Uproar 15.Let It Fly (feat. Travis Scott) 16. Can’t Be Broken 17. Dark Side Of The Moon (feat. Nicki Minaj) 18. Mona Lisa (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 19. What About Me (feat. Sosamann) 20. Open Letter 21.Famous (feat. Reginae Carter) 22. Problems 23. Dope Niggaz (feat. Snoop Dogg) 24. Hittas 25.Took His Time 26.Open Safe 27.Start This Shit Off Right (feat. Ashanti & Mack Maine) 28. Demon 29.Mess 30.Dope New Gospel (feat. Nivea) 31. Perfect Strangers 32.Used 2 33.Let It All Work Out

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The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.

1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song 

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Living Room

The Living Room [RSD BF 2020]

Vinyl: $18.99 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $7.99 Download

At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.  

SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”

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On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.

Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.

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On Parole, originally recorded in 1975/1976, was intended to be Motörhead’s debut album. However, things didn’t quite work out that way and it was eventually released in December 1979 after the albums Overkill and Bomber came out earlier in the year.
On Parole is the only album to feature the band's original line-up of Lemmy on vocals and bass, Larry Wallis on guitar and vocals, and Lucas Fox on drums.

Motörhead On Parole (Expanded & Remastered) will be released on RSD Black Friday in the US on 2LP & CD. It will feature the original LP, plus the 1997 bonus tracks on vinyl as a bonus 12” EP.

Record One: Original LP
Side 1 – MOTORHEAD, ON PAROLE, VIBRATOR, IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE
Side 2 – CITY KIDS, FOOLS, THE WATCHER, LEAVING HERE, LOST JOHNNY

Record Two: Bonus Tracks
Side 3 – ON PAROLE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), CITY KIDS (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), IRON HORSE - BORN TO LOSE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE) *
Side 4 – MOTORHEAD (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), LEAVING HERE (ALTERNATIVE TAKE), FOOLS (DEMO VERSION) *

*PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

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Continuing the series of Lou Reed re-issues for RSD Black Friday, is his critically successful 1992 Sire album Magic and Loss. Pressed as a double LP, featuring three sides of vinyl and an etching, exclusive released for RSD Black Friday 2020. (NME 10/10, Q Magazine 4*, Rolling Stone 4*)

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Rollins in Holland: The 1967 Studio & Live Recordings is Resonance Records' first archival release from the Saxophone Colossus himself, Sonny Rollins. Released in partnership with the Nederlands Jazz Archief, this deluxe limited-edition 180g 3LP set is officially sanctioned by Rollins and is comprised of three different previously unissued performances with bassist Ruud Jacobs and drummer Han Bennink in May of 1967 at Vara Studio in Hilversum, the Arnhem Academy of Visual Arts, and a televised performance at the Go-Go Club in Loosdrecht. Rollins in Holland will include an extensive booklet with never-before-published photos from each venue; essays by Aidan Levy (currently writing a biography of Sonny Rollins for Da Capo Press) and Dutch jazz journalist/producer Frank Jochemsen; plus interviews with Sonny Rollins, Han Bennink, a remembrance of Ruud Jacobs, and more. Mastered by Bernie Grundman and pressed at 33 1/3 RPM by RTI.

1. Four (22:15) 2. On Green Dolphin Street / There Will Never Be Another You (13:13) 3. They Can't Take That Away From Me / Sonnymoon For Two (9:32) 4. Three Little Words (22:25) 5. Blue Room (4:53) 6. Four (5:17) 7. Love Walked In (6:05) 8. Tune Up (6:58) 9. Sonnymoon For Two / Love Walked In (18:51)

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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

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Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the debut album by U2, Boy. Recorded at Windmill Lane Studios in Dublin and produced by Steve Lillywhite, it was originally released on 20th October 1980. Features the singles “A Day Without Me” and “I Will Follow” as well as live favourites “Out Of Control” and “The Electric Co.”.

Limited edition white vinyl pressing includes an additional double-sided poster plus a lyrics/credits insert. Exclusive to independent retailers for RSD Black Friday 2020.

Side 1 1. I Will Follow 2. Twilight 3. An Cat Dubh 4. Into The Heart 5. Out Of Control
Side 2 1. Stories For Boys 2. The Ocean 3. A Day Without Me 4. Another Time, Another Place 5. The Electric Co. 6. Shadows And Tall Trees

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A gold vinyl release for RSD Black Friday, faithfully replicated from the original release with audio mastered from the original master tapes. 

Side 1
1. “All Day Music” 2. “Slippin' Into Darkness” 3. “The World Is A Ghetto” 4. “The Cisco Kid” 5. “Gypsy Man”
Side 2
1. “Me And Baby Brother” 2. “Southern Part Of Texas” 3. “Why Can't We Be Friends” 4. “Low Rider” 5. “Summer”

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Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt are back with another tribute to The Stooges, this time a year later with “1970". (Mullins and Watt previously played together in the most recent iteration of The Stooges.) This 7” vinyl release features their unique take on the classic “1970”, divided into two parts and available exclusively for RSD Black Friday, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Half of the pressing comes on color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl. The two editions will be randomly mixed and shipped, so you’re in for a surprise.

“1970 (Part 1)” b/w  “1970 (Part 2)”

Pack Shot  Pack Shot  Pack Shot

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Elemental Music presents a never-before-heard complete concert which constitutes the only recorded testimony of the reunion of two jazz giants: French tenor and soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen and Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu. All tracks from this concert, which took place in Grenoble, France on February 12, 1988 are previously unreleased and boast excellent sound quality. The group is completed by the Italian bassist Riccardo del Fra (who frequently played and recorded with Chet Baker) and Chicago drummer Aaron Scott (who the year following this Grenoble concert would start a 14-year association and tenure with pianist McCoy Tyner as part of the McCoy Tyner Trio, winning three Grammy Awards and performing worldwide).  This release includes specially prepared liner notes as well as never before published photos from the actual performance.

SIDE A: 1. L’ÂME DES POÈTES 2. ’ROUND MIDNIGHT 3. SUMMERTIME
SIDE B: 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)

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Limited edition colored vinyl pressing of the instrumental recordings found on Disc 2 of the 2020 Omnivore Recordings CD reissue of Orange Crate Art, originally released in 1995. 

“Orange Crate Art”, “Sail Away”, “My Hobo Heart”, “Wings of a Dove”, “Palm Tree and Moon”, “Summer in Monterey”, “San Francisco”, “Hold Back Time”, “My Jeanine”, “Movies is Magic”, “This Town Goes Down At Sunset”