Record Store Day 2018 Staff Picks: Ian's List!
Black Lips & The Khan Family - Play Safe - LP
Recordings culled from The Black Lips' visit to Berlin in 2017 along with other song interpertations by King Khan, his daughter Saba Lou, and assorted members of the Khan Family. It is being released in association with Viva Con Agua, a non-profit that has helped over 200,0000 people get access to clean water in Uganda, Ethiopia, and other countries throughout South America and Asia. Clear blue vinyl with light blue, dark blue, and green splatter.
Gene Clark - Black Street Mirror - LP
Gene Clark of the Byrds struck out on his own in 1966 but by early 1967 he was out looking for another label. These tracks are some of his efforts in recording as a solo singer/songwriter during that time. These recordings included backup by the famous Wrecking Crew (Leon Russell, Glen Campbell, Hal Blaine, etc.) along with special guest, Hugh Masekela. The 180g vinyl records were pressed at Hand Drawn Pressings in Texas on the newly designed and manufactured 'WarmTone' automated presses. Packaged in a limited edition numbered silver foil jacket.
Bobbie Gentry - Live at the BBC - LP
This LP is sure to be highly collectable for fans. No BBC material featuring Bobbie has ever been released (and only "Ode to Billie Joe" has leaked on YouTube as it featured in a BBC doc about songwriters) so these recordings are completely unfamiliar to fans.
Laraaji - Sun Transformations - LP
An exclusive new RSD album comprising remixes and edits of material from Laraaji's recent Sun Gong and Bring On The Sun LPs. This album connects the new age ambience of Laraaji's music to the kaleidoscopic cut-ups of the LA beat scene with remixes, DJ edits and re-interpretations by Ras G, Natureboy Flako, Dntel, Larry Mizell, Mia Doi Todd, Dexter Story, Carlos Niño, Diva, Benjamin Tierney and Daniel Givens. "Laraaji may be in his 70s, but he's no oldies act. In actuality, he's as timeless as any musician currently treading the boards. Be good to yourself for a change and bask in his magnanimous effusions." - The Stranger
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Live on KEXP - LP
Fiery live performance at KEXP of this Seattle organ trio on the heels on their debut LP from Colemine Records. Channeling groups like Booker T & The MGs, The Meters, and Soulive, this is straight up funky organ soul jazz here!
Kevin Morby & Waxahatchee - "Farewell Transmission" b/w "Dark Don't Hide It" - 7" single
Kevin Morby and Katie Crutchfield, both fans of Jason Molina, decided to record two iconic covers of Molina’s, “Dark Don’t Hide It” and “Farewell Transmission” and are planning on donating all proceeds from the release of the songs to the charity Musicares.
V/A - New Orleans Soul 1967
By the end of 1967, the music business in the Crescent City was in a bad way, and after Cosimo Matassa’s downfall, recording activity in the city fell off a cliff. As in 1966, over 400 Crescent City-recorded soul songs were issued in 1967. This number dropped to less than 100 in 1968. This was truly the end of an era. Like its predecessor album which covered 1966, this LP brings together the best soul tracks recorded in New Orleans in 1967. At this time southern soul was in the ascendant but as usual the musical background of the Crescent City – jazz, R & B, the Caribbean – ensured that music recorded there always had a rhythmic twist and arrangements all of their own. New Orleans – the joker in the soul pack for sure. No national hits here, just the sound of the streets. The heartbeat of the city.