If you've been in the store recently, you may have noticed that our selection of vinyl is expanding. Where it used to just be in the bunks below the magazines, there are now crates at the back where the used compilations and soundtrack sections could be found in the past.
We've been stocking the expanded vinyl section with all sorts of fantastic new records including the hot titles like Grizzly Bear and Japandroids, but we're also bringing in some classic titles in soul, jazz, dub, reggae and more. Our most recent shipment is just going out for sale and I wanted to spotlight a few records that may be old but are new to the store and may be new to you as well.
THE METERS - LOOK A PY PY
A double-shot of funk from the finest New Orleans had to offer. Look A Py Py was originally released in 1970 and Rejuvenation followed in 1974 and the latter was produced by the legendary Allen Toussaint and features the funk staple "Hey Pocky A-Way." Out of control good.
THE METERS - REJUVENATION
BOOGIE DOWN PRODUCTIONS - CRIMINAL MINDED
More recent than the Meters, but still over twenty years old, this is what the kids call 'old school hip-hop.' Scott La Rock provided the beats and KRS-ONE the hard-hitting, thoughtful and thought-provoking lyrics. Kids be forewarned, this one's got some cuss words.
DONALD BYRD - STREET LADY
This here is some straight-up classic soul jazz from one of Blue Note's finest hornsmen, Donald Byrd. Opener "Lansana's Priestess" is a particular highlight but things don't let up from there.
DONNY HATHAWAY - DONNY HATHAWAY
This sophomore, self-titled record from sweet soul crooner Donny Hathaway finds him covering all sorts of then-contemporary pop hits including "He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother." Hathaway takes them and makes them his own.
THE CHAMBERS BROTHERS - THE TIME HAS COME
Drawing comparisons to Sly & The Family Stone for their multi-racial funk, this was The Chambers Brothers first studio album after a pair of successful live records and unreleased studio sessions with Bob Dylan. Blending psychedelia with r&b, The Time Has Come features a mix of well-chosen covers and originals.
So, these albums (and more) are available now at the store and are bargain priced to boot. Get 'em while they're here or special order your own copy!