Iconic Los Angeles hip-hop label Delicious Vinyl is best known for early hits like Tone Loc's "Wild Thing” and "Funky Cold Medina”, Young MC's "Bust a Move”, and influential ‘90s hip-hop group The Pharcyde. For this compilation, we dug through the vaults to uncover some of Delicious Vinyl’s rarest singles, remixes, and b-sides. The compilation comes on a limited edition red color vinyl pressing, exclusively for RSD Black Friday.
A1. Fatlip “What’s Up Fatlip?” (Breakbot RMX) A2. Def Jef “Brand New Heavy Freestyle" A3. The Whoridas “Taxin’” A4. Masta Ace “Observations” (feat. Apocalypse) A5. Body And Soul “Ya Get’s None"
B1. Machel Montano “Come Dig It” (Carolina Dub Mix) B2. Mr. Vegas “Pull Up” B3. The Brand New Heavies “Get Used To It” (Tom Moutlon Mix) B4. illa J “Sounds Like Love” (feat. Debi Nova) B5. Kenyatta “I Wanna Do Something Freaky To You”
The Ad Libs, a pheonominal-yet-underappreciated American vocal group hailing from Hudson County, NJ, had their first and only smash hit within their first year as a group, with 'The Boy From New York City.' Though several other singles from the doo-wop group landed on the Billboard R&B chart's, The Ad Libs never released a full album. Presenting The Ad Libs is the group's debut album that never happened. A collection of singles, b-sides, and unused studio cuts come together to show the 1960's soul singers in a whole new light. The tracks were remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering. The limited edition pressing comes on purple color vinyl.
A1 Bottom of My Soul A2 Appreciation A3 Oo Wee Oo Gee A4 Giving Up A5 He Ain't No Angel A6 If She Wants Him
B1 Boy From New York City B2 Kicked Around B3 Johnny My Boy B4 Ask Anybody B5 Nothings Worse Than Being Alone B6 I'm Just A Down Home Girl B7 The Slime
The Spiritual, a free jazz album recorded by The Art Ensemble of Chicago in 1974, finds the group of stellar musicians at their creative peak. With various types of percussion, though the absence of a traditional drummer, the ensemble is able to create vivid, freeing compositions without the confines of conventional structure. The quartet, consisting of Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell, Lester Bowie, and Malachi Favors, explore the depths of Avant-Garde Jazz through a means that has yet to be touched on in a comparable capacity. Previously released on red color vinyl exclusively for Record Store Day, The Spiritual will now be widely available on 180gram black vinyl.
Vinyl LP pressing. 2 long tracks recorded by the Art Ensemble in Paris during June of 1969. This was a tremendously productive time for the group, and it shows in the tracks "The Ninth Room" and "Tthinitthedalen". They run through a gamut of instruments, a wild range of sounds, yet never manage to lose their focus. Great stuff, with a lot of fire, and none of the weak moments that bogged them down later.
Vinyl LP pressing. Recorded in Copenhagen in September of 1964, Vibrations is the second album released by American free jazz saxophonist Albert Ayler's quartet featuring Don Cherry, Gary Peacock and Sonny Murray. Originally issued by the Freedom label, it was also released under the alternate title, Ghosts. Previously out of print for decades, Vibrations has now been specially remastered for an audiophile-grade 180-gram vinyl pressing at Pallas in Germany courtesy of ORG Music.
Hog Wild! is Boynton’s sixth album, created with long-time writing partner, Michael Ford. Their celebrated albums have sold over 3 million copies, and have garnered a Grammy nomination, two Gold record albums and one Platinum (Philadelphia Chickens). Hog Wild! includes 11 new, original wide-ranging dance tracks, written and produced by Sandra Boynton with Michael Ford, performed by a remarkable roster of artists, including Kristen Bell, Samuel L. Jackson, Raúl Esparza, Laura Linney & “Weird Al” Yankovic, Mark Lanegan, Scott Bakula, Patrick Wilson, Stanley Tucci, Five For Fighting, and more.
Born in Mississippi, "Big Bill Broonzy" - the name refers to his 6' 6" physical stature - remains largely unsung as far as a household name, despite recording several hundred songs, many of which he wrote. From the late 1920s through the late 1950s, this immensely prolific blues performer won over fellow musicians and "race music" fans alike. Nearly every label - notably Okeh, Paramount, and Vocalion, in the early days and later Folkways, Mercury, Victor, and Columbia, among them - released Broonzy records during and after his lifetime. As mentor to Muddy Waters and a major influence on artists like Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, and Rod Stewart, Broonzy's impact on music cannot be understated.
This solo performance captures Big Bill's affable personality and ability to hold the attention of an appreciative audience with his storytelling, acoustic guitar licks, and a strong singing voice that leaves an indelible impression that this man had experiences in the fields, the factories, and the railroads. The 1957 Nottingham set list largely consists of folk standards including "The Midnight Special," and "This Train," on which you can hear a little Elvis Presley swing, as Broonzy's introduction slyly alludes to some "rockin' and rollin'" cultural appropriation; we know what came first. Exhibiting the talent of any great song stylist, Broonzy makes all his own "The Glory of Love," an often-covered chestnut since the 1930s. On "What Kind Of Man Jesus Is," Broonzy harks back to his religious roots. He's self-deprecating on "In the Evening," quipping that it killed it's composer, another friend. "I hope it doesn't kill me." Three months after this concert, Big Bill learned he had lung cancer, to which he succumbed at 65 years old in August 1958. The record was mastered from original analog tape by Dave Gardner at Infrasonic Mastering, and pressed at Furnace Record Pressing.
An Evening With Ornette Coleman (Part 1) is taken from a 1965 concert at Fairfield Hall in Croydon, England. This album captures Coleman during a transitional period that showcases his experimentation with contemporary classical forms. The recordings have been released in various forms over the years, though the last US vinyl pressing is now over 40 years old. Presented as the first in a two part series, this reissue shines a new light on the fantastic recording from a world-renowned jazz great. Pressed on 180g color vinyl at Pallas in Germany, this limited edition release features new artwork and is exclusive to Record Store Day Black Friday 2016.
A1 "Sadness" 3:33, A2 "Clergyman's Dream" 12:15, A3 "Falling Stars" 8:54
B1 "Silence" 9:13, B2 "Happy Fool" 7:11, B3 "Doughnuts" 6:10
Doctor Ross, also known as "Doctor Ross the Harmonica Boss", made his reputation as a bluesman in Memphis before moving to Michigan. During the early '50s, Ross recorded his first sides, including "Chicago Breakdown”, with Sam Phillips at Sun Records. This compilation, Memphis Breakdown, compiles the best of those early Memphis sessions all in one place, remastered for vinyl.
Duke Ellington's "The Feeling of Jazz" from Black Lion Records, remastered for the first time in decades by legendary engineer, Bernie Grundman. Performed by the 1962 Duke Ellington Orchestra featuring: Cat Anderson, Harold Baker, Aaron Bell, Bill Berry, Lawrence Brown, Roy Burrowes, Harry Carney, Chuck Conners, Buster Cooper, Leon Cox, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton, Johnny Hodges, Ray Nance, Russell Procope, and Sam Woodyard.
Duke Ellington and his Orchestra recorded multiple albums worth of material for this World Broadcasting Series between 1943 and 1945. The songs on this compilation include the best of two volumes which were originally released by Circle Records in 1985. All of the material was recorded on November 8 and 9 of 1943. The album was remastered and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.
Vinyl LP pressing. Cult legend, avant-roots/RnR raconteur Tav Falco is back at it again with his' first full length studio album since 2015's Command Performance. Cabaret of Daggers was tracked in Rome with the same ferocious line-up, the unapproachable Panther Burns. Vocal overdubs were recorded at the legendary Sam Phillips Recording Service in Memphis.
The Loneliest Punk is the debut solo album by Fatlip (of the seminal LA hip-hop group The Pharcyde). The album was originally released on Delicious Vinyl records 2005. The album was produced by acclaimed hip hop producer J-Swift (who was responsible for The Pharcyde's debut album, Bizarre Ride II the Pharcyde) and producer Squeak E. Clean, among others. It features guest MCs Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5) and Shock G (aka Humpty Hump). Out of print since its original release in 2005, the album is coming back to vinyl with this color pressing, exclusively for Record Store Day 2019.
1 Fat Leezy 1:47
2 Fatlip Intro 0:35
3 First Heat 3:43
4 The Bass Line 1:27
5 Today’s Your Day (Whachagonedu?) 4:22
6 Freestyle 0:15
7 Joe’s Turkey 4:14
8 I Got The Shit 0:54
9 Writer’s Block 3:57
10 M.I.A. 0:59
11 The Story Of Us 4:22
12 Cook 4:10
13 Walkabout 0:59
14 All On Fly 4:23
15 Lyrical Styles 1:24
16 Freaky Pumps 3:54
17 He’s An Outsider 0:34
18 What’s Up Fatlip? 3:22
19 Dreams 3:51
This newly compiled collection of recordings from rockabilly pioneer Charlie Feathers showcases the influential Memphis performer’s work at Sun Records (and related labels). Feathers started his musical career as a session musician at Sun Studios under Sam Phillips. His theatrical, hiccupping vocal style inspired a later generation of rock vocalists, including Lux Interior of The Cramps and Tav Falco, who contributed extensive liner notes and photos for the insert of this release. The vinyl was pressed at Pallas Group in Germany.
FITTED is a new project from Wire members Graham Lewis and Matthew Simms, with Mike Watt (Minutemen, Stooges, fIREHOSE) and drummer Bob Lee (Fearless Leader, The Freeks). The group first convened after just one practice to perform at Wire’s DRILL festival in 2017 at The Echo in Los Angeles. On their debut album, First Fits, the freewheelin' pysch-pop powerhouse plows through six numbers over the course of 38 minutes, with Lewis and Watt trading lead vocal duties. The album will be available on LP, CD, and digital formats beginning November 8th.
The vinyl release features a deluxe package with a gatefold jacket and lyric insert.
Perhaps one of the most important blues recordings of all time, Frank Frost's Hey Boss Man! has long been a "white whale" for many record collectors. The album is one of the last blues records to be producded by the legendary Sam Phillips. Frost and his Mississippi cohorts Jack Johnson and Sam Carr played Southern juke joint blues, rough & ready in the classic mold, with plenty of dynamic interplay and nasty, lowdown grooves. This limited edition red color vinyl reissue marks the first US vinyl release since the original pressing in 1962!
A1 "Everything's Alright", A2 "Lucky To Be Living", A3 "Jelly Roll King", A4 "Baby You're So Kind", A5 "Gonna Make You Mine", A6 "Now Twist"
B1 "Big Boss Man", B2 "Jack's Jump", B3 "So Tired Living By Myself", B4 "Now What You Gonna Do", B5 "Pocket Full Of Shells", B6 "Just Come On Home"
Vinyl LP pressing. Reissue. Throughout a 50 year recording career, Glenn Copeland's music has defied categorization and genre. He is delighted to announce the forthcoming re-issue of his extraordinary but little-known album, Primal Prayer. Primal Prayer was originally self-released in 2004 under the nom de plume Phynix to a small but appreciative audience. The tracks are a rhythmically complex and wildly creative fusion of jazz, world, dance and classical genres.
Dexter Gordon recorded dozens of albums and played hundreds of live shows, but none better than what's captured on this 1967 date at Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen. Both Sides of Midnight marks Gordon's peak live recorded document, and a can't-miss opportunity for collectors and enthusiasts to get closer to the man and his music. The album was mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180gram audiophile-
During a two day period (July 20-21, 1967) tenor-saxophonist Dexter Gordon and his quartet recorded multiple albums worth of material at one of Gordon's favorite venues, the legendary Jazzhus Montmartre in Copenhagen. The results are are undoubtedly among his finest European recordings. This record, Walk The Blues, is pulled from the second night of recording, and finds Dexter in an expansive, relaxed mood in front of an appreciative audience. These brilliant recordings will now make their vinyl debut on this 180g audiophile-grade LP, pressed at Pallas in Germany. This limited edition color vinyl pressing is available exclusively for Record Store Day 2017.
SIDE A: 01 Blues Walk 02 I Guess I'll Have To Hang My Tears Out To Dry
SIDE B: 01 Love for Sale
Recorded live in Switzerland at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1974, Perugia exemplifies the incredible expertise of American jazz pianist, Roland Hanna. An audible thunderous applause after jazz standards such as ‘Take The A Train’ and ‘A Child Is Born’ truly brings the stunning solo performance to life. Hanna’s breathy solos and warm scales in the title track ‘Perugia,’ make it clear the pianist is in a class of his own. The brilliant recording has been remastered for vinyl at Infrasonic Mastering, and pressed on audiophile-grade vinyl at Pallas Group in Germany.