Every week we compile lists of killer used LPs filling the bins at both the Chicago shop and the Los Angeles shop, but that's not all the used stuff that came in that week. Both shops are putting out hundreds of great used LPs every week.
Come on down to either shop and do some digging!
WE'RE ALWAYS BUYING USED LPs, 7"s, and CDs!
Running out of room, need to clear some space, going on the lam? Regardless of the reason, before you unload your unwanted records and digital media, please bring them to us for CASH or STORE CREDIT! One man's trash is another man's treasure and we treasure all sorts of quote un-quote trash! Before you donate your stuff or have a yard sale, drop us a line. We'll probably pay more (without haggling) than you'll ever get at a garage sale and often times we'll buy it all in one shot. It doesn't get much easier that! So remember, when you wanna sell your stuff, SELL IT TO US! Please and thank you!
P.S. We make house calls for collections. Drop us a line to make an appointment.
100'S OF SEALED LPS ARE FILLING UP THE RACKS AT BOTH SHOPS!!!
THIS WEEK'S USED EMPLOYEE PICKS OF THE WEEK
LP - Van Duren - Are You Serious? (Sealed) - $49.99
LP - Steve Tibbetts - Yr (Sealed) - $49.99
" (Five stars.) Yr comes to us like an artifact from a lost civilization. It seems to be rich in detail and history, yet veiled in mystery and tinged with some vaguely felt exoticism. In fact, it is the creation of Steve Tibbetts, a multi-instrumentalist probing the same areas of global synthesis as Don Cherry, Mike Oldfield and Jade Warrior. Like Oldfield, Tibbetts’ music is essentially a one-man production in which the recording studio and magnetic tape become instruments through which all elements are mixed and transformed into an almost mystical creation.
The all-instrumental Yr is Tibbetts’ second homemade album and like the first, it is a guitar freak’s dream. Tibbetts overdubs acoustic and electric instruments in a Hendrixian mindscape of production wizardry, often combining up to 20 guitars on one track. He layers the sound into breathtaking guitar choirs and intricate superstructures. His solos are twisting, singing journeys that evolve with the sense of spiritual awakening you’d hear in a Coltrane soprano run. After building to an exuberant climax that nears the breaking point, he supplants it with a plaintive acoustic guitar passage that initiates the next trip.
Though Yr consists of eight pieces, they all flow together as one extended composition in which a percussion ensemble provides continuity, color, and propulsion. The two tabla players maintain the questing forward motion that marks Indian music, while Marc Anderson plays a variety of instruments that give shape and ambiance to the heady atmosphere of Tibbetts’ compositions. The effect is one of being carried down a fog-covered tropical river that unveils a new sight at every turn.
As on his first album, this is a completely self-produced effort, including the cryptic cover art and engineering. But no excuses have to be made for an album that can synthesize several expressions into a unified whole. Only Jade Warrior has managed to make music that is this blistering electric while still maintaining the pristine purity of acoustic folk and international musics. Seek this album out or it will become a relic rather than the living and vibrant expression it is." –Downbeat
LP - Numbers Band - Jimmy Bell's Still In Town (Sealed) - $99.99
LP - Funkadelic - One Nation Under A Groove (Sealed) - $49.99
LP - US '69 - Yesterdays Folks (Sealed) - $49.99
They started out as the Mustard Family, and changed their name to US ’69 before the release of any of their material. Signing with the Buddah label, US ’69′s album Yesterdays Folks from 1969.
The band combines a great mix of eastern-influence music with sitar along with psychedelic, jazz, rock, soul, and funk. Just let your senses loose, and the feeling will go up much higher, after every spin. " - rockasteria.blogspot.com
LP - Timmy Thomas - Why Can't We Live Together (sealed) - $29.99
Later, the song has been covered by many artists, including Mike Anthony (1982), Sade (1984, on her debut album Diamond Life), Joan Osborne, Steve Winwood (2003) and Maria Muldaur (2009).
In 2015, Canadian rapper Drake released "Hotline Bling", which reached number 2 on the Billboard Hot 100; the song heavily samples "Why Can't We Live Together?"" - Wikipedia