Record Store Day is headed our way next Saturday April 19, 2014. Since 2008 Record Store Day has been a day for the people who make up the world of the record store—-the staff, the customer and the artists—-to come together and celebrate the unique culture of a record store and the special role these independently owned stores play in their communities. Record Store Day is celebrated the third Saturday every April. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day.
Because we plan to hit a few record stores in our community next Saturday we peeped The List of exclusive releases that will be available (titles are limited, availability based on stores and location) and pulled together our shopping list. We think these gems are worth waking up early for! Check out what we have on our shopping list:
Donny Hathaway: Live At The Bitter End 1971 – Record Store Day Exclusive Release – Live show recorded in 1971 never before released on vinyl. The track “Everything is Everything” has never been released before on any format and is an exclusive track to this release. Numbered, limited edition.
TRACKLISTING: “What’s Going On (Live at The Bitter End 1971)”, “Sack Full of Dreams (Live at the Bitter End 1971)”, “Little Ghetto Boy (Live at the Bitter End 1971)”, “You’ve Got A Friend (Live at the Bitter End 1971)”, “Voices Inside (Everything is Everything) (Live at the Bitter End 1971)” (Alternate Performance), “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother (LIve at the Bitter End)”, “Jealous Guy (Live at the Bitter End)”, “Hey Girl (Live at the Bitter End)”, “The Ghetto (Live at the Bitter End)”
The JB’s: Food For Thought – The Get On Down 12″ Special Edition – Record Store Day Limited Run / Regional Focus Release – This reissue of the inaugural release from James Brown’s People Record from 1972 is pressed on 150 gram vinyl, features a 70s style tip on jackets and is housed in an 8 gauge custom bag with an embossed People Records logo. Also included in this deluxe offering: a 22” x 22” poster of the original cover art and a bonus 45 of The Grunt Parts 1 & 2 pressed on purple vinyl.
Rick James: You and I / Fire and Desire 12″ Special Edition – ‘Record Store Day First’ Release – 12″ Both sides previously unreleased | You And I 12″ extended M+M Mix | Fire And Desire (Live In Long Beach) Rick James with Teena Marie
Wes Montgomery & The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet: Live At The Turf Club – Record Store Day 10″ Vinyl Exclusive Release – These recordings were made by a 22 year old Butler College student named Philip Kahl, who followed Wes Montgomery & his brothers around Indianapolis in the mid-1950’s. Kahl clearly had access to the brothers, recording them in 3 venues heard on the forthcoming release, “Wes Montgomery: In the Beginning” (out later this year on Resonance Records as a 2 CD deluxe digi-pack & 3 LP boxed set). The recordings were made at Indy’s legendary Turf Club in 1956. This group with the brothers (Wes, Buddy, & Monk) was known by Naptown jazz fans as The Montgomery-Johnson Quintet, (with fellow locals, drummer, Robert “Sonny” Johnson, and tenor saxophonist, Alonzo “Pookie” Johnson). On “Going Down To Big Mary’s House,” you’ll also be treated to guest vocals from Duke Ellington alumni, Debbie Andrews. Resonance first obtained these recordings in 2011 from Ann Montgomery (the widow of Wes’s brother, pianist, Buddy Montgomery). Ann came to Resonance with news Buddy had copies of these recordings plus never before published photos taken at The Turf Club. These recordings are a miraculous discovery full of inspired performances. Luckily, Resonance was able to track down the original quarter inch tape reels, and did direct transfers re-mastering at 96/24 bit. Keep in mind that these tracks were recorded live in the mid-1950’s, when recording technology was still evolving, however Resonance has been able to restore the sound so it’s presented in a higher quality. (Limited edition world-wide first pressing of 2000 copies on Whiskey colored translucent 10″ vinyl. Mastered by Bernie Grundman)
TRACKLISTING: “Wes’s Tune”, “Fascinating Rhythm”, “Six Bridges to Cross”, “Down To Big Mary’s”, “Caravan”, “Django”
Black Milk: Glitches In The Break – Record Store Day Limited Run 12″ – Regional Focus Release – All new material from Detroit’s Black Milk, pressed on white vinyl.
Pharoahe Monch: Get Down – Record Store Day Limited Run 7″ – Regional Focus Release –
All new single from Pharaohe Monch (of Organized Konfusion). Produced by M Phazes
In promotion for Coalmine Records 10 year anniversary compilation album Unearthed, which is set for a May 13th, 2014 release date, the Brooklyn-based boutique label is pleased to present the project’s lead single “Get Down,” featuring Pharoahe Monch. Produced by Australia’s Award Winning M-Phazes, co-producer of Eminem’s “Bad Guy,” as featured on the multi-platinum selling ‘The Marshall Mathers LP 2,’ “Get Down” is to be released exclusively for Record Store Day ’14, as a collector’s edition 7″ vinyl (limited to 1,000 units). “Get Down” also features scratches, courtesy of DJ Revolution of The World Famous Wake Up Show.
TRACKLISTING: Side A – Get Down Side B – Get Down (Instrumental)
John Morales: John Morales presents M&M Mixes Inner Life / Salsoul Orchestra – Record Store Day Special – Limited Run – Regional Focus Release – John has prepared especially for RSD 2014, very special mixes of 2 classic Salsoul gems, Inner Life’s ‘Ain’t No Mountain and on the flip the Salsoul Orchestra’s ‘Just The Right Size’ two exclusive mixes.