HAVE RECORDS? WE'LL TRAVEL!!!
This week's list includes LPs from Vince Guaraldi Trio's Charlie Brown Christmas, Willie Thrasher's Spirit Child reissue, a new Trouble In Mind single from Klaus Johann Grobe, a Chicago modern soft psych gem from Constantine, a reissue of the debut album from Scientist, and some OG stock singles from Montana's Yellowstone!! Check out the list below for further details…
Both shops are always buying used LPs, 7ins, and CDs. We've been acquiring so much great used stuff lately that we've decided to feature some of the higher quality LPs with a separate newletter altogether! So watch your inboxes for our Used LP Highlight Updates. They go out every Friday!
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LOS ANGELES SHOP STUFF
Panache Booking & Thee Oh Sees present
Holiday Homeless Charity Event with Thee Oh SeesFuzz, Wand, Permanent Records DJsWed, December 16, 2015Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
$20-$25This event is all agesProceeds to benefit LA Kitchen
Bring SOCKS for SOCK DRIVE!
Thanks to everyone who came out for the One Off Cover Variant Group Art Show on Saturday!
CHICAGO SHOP STUFF
LABEL RELEASE COUNTDOWN
LP - Afflicted Man - I'm Off Me 'Ead (Official 2013 Reissue, Repress, Black Wax, Ltd 300) 13 copies of this acid fried punk record still lookin' for a good home.
LP - Basic Cable - I'm Good To Drive (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Tune in while you still can, under 10 copies to go.
LP - Frankie And The Witch Fingers - Frankie And The Witch Fingers (Black Wax, Ltd 350) – Only 2 copies of this 2015 fuzzed ear pleaser!
LP - Heater - God And Hair (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Columbia Missouri's short lived DIY RNR summer jammer, less than 10 copies are still in the mix.
LP - Leather Slave - Leather Slave (Black Wax, Ltd 200) Under 25 copies left, then it's OOP,c'mon creeps, there's still time!
LP - MERX - 20000 Sq Ft Under The Sea (White Wax, Ltd 100) Only 17 copies on the Permanent exclusive color vinyl! Come up for air and grip a copy!
LP/Screened Tour LP/Tour TAPE - Purling Hiss - Purling Hiss- Only 7, 36, and 7 copies of this guitar skree masterpiece across various formats respectively!!
FEED THE FREAKS
And just like every week, P-Rex Los Angeles DJs continue to FEED THE FREAKS !!!
Here's the general info on Feed The Freaks:
"Every Wednesday. Black Boar - 1630 Colorado Blvd. 10-2am.
Rock'n'Roll Partytime! With Lance Bummer and Special Guests.
Drink specials. Excellent adventures, only. Absolutely, no bogus journeys.
EMPTY BOTTLE (CHICAGO) + PERMANENT RECORDS CHICAGO = FREE SHOWS.
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THIS WEEK'S FEATURED RELEASES & REISSUES
LP - Vince Guaraldi Trio - A Charlie Brown Christmas - Green Wax Reissue - $17.99
Original Soundtrack Recording from the Famous CBS Television Special
Originally broadcast in 1965, A Charlie Brown Christmas is hands down one of the most beloved specials in TV history. Commissioned by Peanuts creator Charles M. Schulz, Vince Guaraldi and his trio rounded out by Monty Budwig (bass) and Colin Bailey (drums), composed and performed the timeless contemporary jazz score which wonderfully reflects both the spirit of the legendary Peanuts characters and the Christmas season.
A Grammy Hall of Fame inductee in 2007, A Charlie Brown Christmas was inducted into the Library of Congress in May of 2012 with the accompanying statement, “A Charlie Brown Christmas introduced jazz to millions of listeners,” and 45 plus years on it's still doing just that. Peanuts and Vince Guaraldi historian Derrick Bang even goes so far as to say, "Back people into a corner and limit them to just one holiday album for the rest of their lives, and I suspect that an impressive number of folks, jazz fans or not, would select this one!" Reissued here on green colored vinyl by Fantasy Records.
Vince Guaraldi (piano)
Monty Budwig (bass)
Colin Bailey (drums)
Vince Guaraldi A Charlie Brown Christmas Track Listing:
What Child Is This
My Little Drum
Linus and Lucy
Christmas Time Is Here (Instrumental)
Christmas Time Is Here (Vocal Version)
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing
Christmas Is Coming
The Christmas Song
LP - Willie Thrasher - Spirit Child - Reissue - $21.99
- Future Days Recordings
LP - Solaris - Waves Of The Evernow [Numero] - $24.99
In 1973, the band holed up in a 15’x20’ basement rehearsal space at the corner of 54th & Blackstone in residential Hyde Park to record. Two colored light bulbs hung from the ceiling, one representing the red universe, the other the blue universe. One side of the room was filled with instruments while the other, a reel-to-reel tape recorder. Vocals and organ were run through the same Twin Reverb amplifier, while three Echoplex tape delay units ran at various speeds, giving their in-the-red recordings a wash of rich distortion. Despite interest from Styx producer John Ryan and Saul Smaizys of WXRT's Triad Radio, the band’s recordings were never formally released. - Numero Group
LP - Bill Mackay and Ryley Walker - Land Of Plenty - $15.99
In January 2015, Bill and Ryley took up a month-long, Friday night residency at The Whistler, a live music venue/gallery/record label in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. The overall spirit of the residency was that of a creative workshop producing music that ran in directions as wide as the duo’s interests. Each week, songs took on new shapes, while others were written and added to the always-evolving set list. Alex Inglizian of Experimental Sound Studios recorded the final two shows of the residency and Erik Hall (In Tall Buildings, Wild Belle) mixed the seven tracks that comprise Land of Plenty.
Land of Plenty is completely instrumental and falls somewhere between Ryley Walker’s acclaimed new album, Primrose Green (Dead Oceans), and Bill MacKay’s highly melodic work in Darts & Arrows. Songs run the gamut from fingerstyle ballads to psychedelic waltzes and raga-inspired blues. Guitar tone was a key element when selecting the tracks that made the cut. Like their live set up, Bill’s guitar can be heard on the left of the stereo picture and Ryley’s on the right. Although recorded in a bar in front of a capacity crowd, it’s not until the album’s final seconds that the fourth wall is dropped and the listener can hear the crowd’s raucous applause. - Whistler
LP - Grimes - Art Angels - $21.99
LP - Scientist - Introducing Scientist - The Best Dub Album In The World - $17.99
LP - Sibylle Baier - Colour Green - $14.99
"Recorded in the early '70s in her home on a reel-to-reel tape deck, SIBYLLE BAIER's Colour Green paints intimate portraits of life's sad and fragile beauty. Baier and her music appeared in the 1973 Wim Wenders film Alice in the Cities, but her recordings were never released, and only shared with family and friends. It's said that "Remember the Day," the first song she ever wrote, was inspired by a road trip to the Alps with a friend during a dark period in her youth. Upon return, Baier pulled out her reel-to-reel and preserved these intimate thoughts and feelings on tape. Though she eventually chose family and motherhood over a music career, the bare, hushed folk songs on Colour Green, first released in 2006, have elevated her to the realm of revered cult performers such as Vashti Bunyan, Nico and Bridget St. John. After an extremely limited initial pressing (copies of which have fetched large sums via online auction sites), Colour Green is finally available again on vinyl."
"Colour Green" is a perfect morning time record. The songs will catch your ear upon first listen and stay with you for years. It's one of our favorite all-time singer/songwriter folk records and arguably the best record in the genre. No joke. It's captivating and timeless. Highly recommended, especially for folks who dig Nico, Vashti Bunyan, and bleak, simple, mellow singer/songwriter stuff.
LP - Constantine - Day Of Light - $14.99
7in - Constantine - Worshipping The Sun b/w Blue Iris Baby - $4.99
7in - Klaus Johann Grobe - Baby Lass Uns Sein b/w Ich Bin Nicht der Grund - $5.99
RIYL: Moon Duo, Blank Realm, Stereolab, NEU!, ESG, Kraftwerk, Grauzone, Marcos Valle
-Trouble In Mind
7in - Yellowstone - Rough Ryder b/w One Sunny Day - Original Stock - $39.99
My Kind Of Sound: The Secret History Of Chicago Music Compendium - $19.99
edited by J.C. Gabel
My Kind of Sound compiles more than a decade worth of “The Secret History of Chicago Music,” the illustrated column by Steve Krakow (“Plastic Crimewave”) that has been printed bi-weekly in the Chicago Reader since 2005. There is much to discover in these stories; amidst the slighted fame, botched contracts, overdoses, and break-ups, Krakow spotlights the glory that exists in making music.
Some of these musicians made considerable contributions to Chicago's music culture, rivaling those of the legends we all know and collect. And some of them didn’t, but Krakow insists that you know about them. There’s little-known folk duo Hollins and Starr, who recorded a single, perfect LP and promptly disappeared; rock group The Lemon Drops, decimated by their own recording contract; the supergroup Thunderpussy, who toured in a pink school bus and broke up after their bassist quit; and the should-be-famous June Shellene, who opened for the likes of B.B. King and Jefferson Airplane, and waited over forty years to release a solo album.
Each of the more than 200 columns included in My Kind of Sound were painstakingly constructed by Krakow in his signature scissor-and-glue process, the same he employs in his long-running psychedelic zine, Galactic Zoo Dossier. Charmed though his process may be, Krakow’s gigantic love for music and the people who make it is serious and staggering and the resulting collection is as fun as it is important. Jim DeRogatis of Sound Opinions ays it in his foreword: "Those of us who care about the good stuff know what [Krakow] has done, and we love him for it."
PRAISE FOR THE SECRET HISTORY OF CHICAGO MUSIC:
"[The Secret History of Chicago Music] is an education even for us know-it-all music obsessives, and are the only comics that have sent me directly to the record store to dig in the bins for dusty gems."
—Jessica Hopper, Pitchfork, author of The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic
"The Secret History of Chicago Music has developed into an important study of the obscure blues, jazz, rock, funk, soul, folk, R&B, and punk musicians from Chicago’s rich and diverse musical history."
—Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Steve Krakow ("Plastic Crimewave") is a writer, illustrator, and musician. He is the editor of Galactic Zoo Dossier, founder of the Million Tongues Festival, and frontman for Plastic Crimewave Syndicate. He draws the "Secret History of Chicago Music" comic for the Chicago Reader and WGN.
ABOUT THE EDITOR:
JC Gabel is a writer, editor, publisher and cultural critic living in LA. He founded Stop Smiling Media and The Chicagoan, edited at The Pitchfork Review and TASCHEN, and currently works as an editorial director and publisher at Hat & Beard Inc.