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Light Touch Band & Magic Touch

Chi - C - A - G - O (Is My Chicago) B/w Sexy Lady (Radio Edit)

    Chicago’s Magic Touch label gets the Numero treatment. This Windy City Holy-Grail 2-sider featuring early Boogie Rap on the A Side and stone cold rare groove disco killer on the flip. Available on 7” for the first time and housed in Official Magic Touch Double Disco Smash 7” Company Sleeve. One listen and you’ll be checking for flights and hotels because Chi-C-A-G-O (Is My Chicago) shows that the Second City produced First Rank funky soul jams.


    A. Chi - C - A - G - O (Is My Chicago)

    B. Sexy Lady

    Andy Crown & Magic Touch

    Why Do I Love You B/w Why Do I Love You

      Chicago’s Magic Touch label gets the Numero treatment. Legendary rare groove selector & DJ Red Greg’s edit of Disco Holy-Grail “Why Do I Love You” is now available on 7” for the first time and housed in official Magic Touch Double Disco Smash 7” Company Sleeve. This tune has been making waves in the DJ community for years only after Red Greg introduced his crucial edit eliminating the studio fluff and dialing in the raw disco meat. Certified Floor Filler with a groove guaranteed to answer all questions on love.


      A. Why Do I Love You (Red Greg Edit)

      B. Why Do I Love You (Instrumental)

      Various Artists

      If There's Hell Below

        Thirteen wah-drenched acid-fried Hendrix-worshipping blown-out free love-fueled black rock jams that’ll change your life.


        SIDE A
        1. Three Days Ahead LPF - Rolling Love [Part 2]
        2. Little Ed & The Soundmasters Band - It’s A Dream
        3. The Basement - Funky Music (Messin’ With My Mind)
        4. Directory - World And Creation
        5. Stone Coal White - You Know
        6. Creations Unlimited - Chrystal Illusion

        SIDE B
        8. Solid Gold Ft. Alexander Love - Message To Planet Earth
        9. Iron Force - Sweet Poison
        10. Sir Stanley - I Believe
        11. Flying Wedge - I Can’t Believe
        12. Muse - Sunshine Road
        13. Iron Knowledge - Show-Stopper
        14. The Young Senators - Ringing Bells (Sweet Music) [Part 2]

        Charlie Megira & The Modern Dance Club

        Love Police

          Provocative post-punk from Israel’s undercover goth prince. Megira’s lone album with the Modern Dance Club showcased a grimier, more driving vision of his brand of trashy no wave. Spread across 31 tracks and two LPs, Love Police schizophrenically mixes industrial soundscapes, surf ditties, hardcore, swamp pop, bubble grunge, screaming, ecstasy, and enough fuzz to warrant a needle check.


          SIDE A
          1. The Return Of The Russian Frogmen That Died And Came Back To Life As
          Strange Looking Radioactive Creatures
          2. Sababa One
          3. Rhythm Of Hate
          4. At The Elvis Inn
          5. No Wave Exercise
          6. Existence
          7. The Wall Of Death
          8. U.S.F.

          SIDE B
          9. And Now I Wanna Drown In Your Dark Dreamy Eyes
          10. Boo
          11. Beach Bums Must Die
          12. The Strange And Bizarre Tale Of The Boy Who Had One Testicle Too Many
          13. 333
          14. (Used To Be...) Psychic Youth
          15. Elvis Is Not Dead
          16. Smack Dab

          SIDE C
          17. Beneath The Underground
          18. Valley Of Tears
          19. Mao/Mao
          20. Here Comes Your Mama
          21. Ode To A Cocksucker
          22. Homesless Body
          23. Sababa?

          SIDE D
          24. Freak Junior
          25. Psychic Youth-2
          26. Another No Wave Exercise
          27. Street Machine
          28. Da Homogreaser Stomp
          29. All Tuned Up And Ready To Go
          30. Je Ne Parle Pas Francais
          31. Dead Girl Blues

          The Chieftones

          The New Smooth And Different Sound Billed

            Billed as “Canada’s All Indian Band,” the Tsimshian Nation garage band The Chieftones stormed the U.S. in the mid-’60s with their own brand of native rock n’ roll. More Buddy Holly than Link Wray, The New Smooth and Different Sound compiles their debut single for Wisconsin’s lauded Cuca label and adds a dozen previously unissued demos from their brief time in the Driftless region.

            TRACK LISTING

            SIDE A
            1. Don’t Let It Bother You
            2. Don’t Dare
            3. Indian Wedding
            4. You’re My Angel
            5. I Need Your Lovin’
            6. I Won’t Be Around
            7. Do Lord

            SIDE B
            8. I Shouldn’t Have Did What I Done
            9. The Sun Is Shining
            10. Ebony Eyes
            11. Just A Closer Walk With Thee
            12. Cutie From The Beauty Shop
            13. You Don’t Need Me Anymore
            14. Don’t You Leave Me Behind


            What About The Lonely?

              Captured direct from the mixing board at a stop on Codeine’s November 1993 swing through the Midwest opening for Mazzy Star, What About The Lonely was recorded at the group’s live zenith. The trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Doug Scharin are joined by Gastr Del Sol’s David Grubbs on two of this album’s eight songs, cutting through a crowd of chatty midwestern 120 Minutes fans at Chicago’s notorious Lounge Ax.

              TRACK LISTING

              Side A
              Loss Leader
              Pickup Song

              Side B
              Smoking Room


              Complete Studio Recordings

                Crashing at the unlikely intersection of posthardcore, slowcore, and jazz-rock, Karate spent a dozen years producing peerless recordings in their adopted hometown of Boston.

                Collected here are their six albums - ‘Self-Titled’, ‘In Place of Real Insight’, ‘The Bed Is In The Ocean’, ‘Unsolved’, ‘Some Boots’, ‘Pockets’, plus the ‘Cancel’ / ‘Sing’ and ‘In The Fish Tank’ EPs, singles, and split 7”s, a whopping 69 tracks spread across eight glorious compact discs.

                Leor Galil’s career spanning essay is illustrated with dozens of period-appropriate photos in the accompanying 80-page book.

                TRACK LISTING

                CD1 - ‘Self-Titled’, ‘Death Kit’ Single, ‘The Schwinn’ &
                ‘Cherry Coke’

                If You Can Hold Your Breath
                What Is Sleep?
                - - -
                Bad Tattoo
                Every Sister
                Caffeine Or Me?
                Death Kit
                The Schwinn
                Cherry Coke

                CD2 - ‘In Place Of Real Insight’ & ‘Operation: Sand’ /
                ‘Empty There’ Single

                This, Plus Slow Song
                New Martini
                Wake Up, Decide
                It’s 98 Stop
                New New
                The New Hangout Condition
                On Cutting
                Die Die
                Today Or Tomorrow
                Operation: Sand
                Empty There

                CD3 - ‘The Bed Is In The Ocean’
                There Are Ghosts
                The Same Stars
                The Last Wars
                Bass Sounds
                Up Nights
                Fatal Strategies
                Outside Is The Drama
                Not To Call The Police

                CD4 - ‘Unsolved’
                Small F Ires
                The Lived-But-Yet-Named
                The Roots And The Ruins
                Number Six
                One Less Blues
                The Halo Of The Strange
                The Angels Just Have To Show
                This Day Next Year

                CD5 - ‘Cancel’ / ‘Sing’

                CD6 - ‘Some Boots’
                Original Spies
                First Release
                Ice Or Ground
                In Hundreds
                Baby Teeth
                Remain Relaxed

                CD7 - ‘Pockets’
                With Age
                “The State I’m In” Aka “Goode Buy From Cobbs
                Creek Park”
                Tow Truck

                CD8 - ‘In The Fishtank 12’
                Strange Fruit
                The Only Minority
                Tears Of Rage
                Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs
                Need A Job
                This Ain ’t No Picnic
                A New Jerusalem

                Native Nod

                This Can't Exist

                  An antidote to the tough-guy hardcore spreading from CBGB’s, emo outliers Native Nod’s unique genre juxtaposition of damaged art-rock, daring/naive songwriting, and raw, poetic vocals have set them apart from the glut of early-’90s post-hardcore. Compiled here are the band’s trio of seminal 7” EPs for the Gern Blandsten label, with liner notes by Jenn Pelly and scores of unseen photographs and ephemer a.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  Side A
                  High Tide In Alaska
                  Back To Mimsey

                  Side B
                  Lower GI Bleed

                  Michael A. Dixon & J.O.Y.

                  You're Everything B/w You're All I Need

                    Former Mind & Matter bandmates James “Jimmy Jam” Harris and Michael Dixon teamed up for 1978’s gospel-boogie banger “You’re All I Need” b/w “You’re Everything” on the private Mad label.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    A. You’re Everything
                    B. You’re All I Need

                    Various Artists

                    L80s: So Unusual

                      The tenth volume of Numero’s elaborately packaged Cabinet of Curiosities series, L80s finds the group exploring the far-flung corners of the global downtempo underground. This 12-song mix tape weaves icy hot coldwave, Sausalito seafood jazz, Glaswegian goth, makeshift Madonna, Sade spoofs, and Brat Pack balearic into a high-waisted, party-ready pair of danceable denim.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      SIDE A
                      1. Cheryl Glasgow - Glued To The Spot
                      2. Dianne Mower - The Secret Sign
                      3. Phoebe Cates - Feels So Good (Feels So Right)
                      4. Isabelle Antena - Naughty Naughty
                      5. Nika Rejto - More Than Just A Dream
                      6. Crow Johnson - You Got Me
                      SIDE B
                      7. Terry Garthwaite - Me To You
                      8. Suse Millemann - Patterns
                      9. Vazz - Breath
                      10. Elisa Waut - Being Strong
                      11. Antoinette & Jeff Phelps - Hear My Heart
                      12. DeMonica Flye - Someday You’ll See


                      Birds In The Ground

                        While Duster went into hibernation in the year 2000, Clay Parton’s four-track never stopped rolling. Recorded alone at home over several years, Birds In The Ground is an album of 30-something, post-9/11 malaise. Under his Eiafuawn (Everything Is All Fucked Up And What Not) acronym, Parton hides beneath layers of fuzzy and clean guitars, his hesitant, cottony vocal disappear into noise. 

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A
                        1. Bunny
                        2. No More Like That
                        3. Birds
                        4. The Voice Of Music
                        5. Bees
                        6. The Coffin Was So Light I Thought It Might Float Away

                        Side B
                        7. Good God Y’all
                        8. Secret Gypsy Language
                        9. On A Peoplemover
                        10. Two Thousand Twelve
                        11. The Drunk Pilot And The Romantic Passenger
                        12. Modulator Hustle

                        Joyce Street

                        Tied Down

                          A ’70s homemaker stuck between the studio and a getting dinner on the table, Joyce Street eked out an arresting countrypolitan discography in the margins of an otherwise traditional American life. With lyrics drawn from the pages of her diary, Street’s stirring Mississippi warble led her into the fly-by-night world of custom studios, cutting tracks for upstart country concerns like Reena, Sonobeat, Revelation, and Arc. Channeling the honky tonk angel energy of Bobbie Gentry, Lorretta Lynn, and Jeannie C. Riley, Tied Down compiles a decade’s worth of melodies disguised as lottery tickets.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          Side A:
                          1. Life Ain’t Worth Livin’ (If I Can’t Have You)
                          2. That Man Of Mine
                          3. Woman Do Something Nice
                          4. Mississippi Moonshine
                          5. Don’t Make Me Cry
                          6. Tied Down
                          7. Music Soft And The Lights Down Low
                          Side B:
                          8. California You’re Slippin’
                          9. The Good Book Says It’s Wrong
                          10. Back Streets Of Your City
                          11. Love In My Heart
                          12. When You Belong To Me
                          13. California You’re Slippin’ [Demo]
                          14. Lost Highway


                          Unwound - 2023 Reissue

                            Meeting at the halfway point between ‘Bleach’ and ‘Damaged’, Unwound’s 1995 self-titled album arrived years after the original trio of Vern Rumsey, Justin Trosper, and Brandt Sandeno made their Avast Studios debut.

                            Compiling their EPs for Kill Rock Stars and Gravity Records with five more session outtakes, ‘Unwound’ was released on Rumsey’s Punk In My Vitamins as the band began flirting with the mainstream.

                            Witness a band’s prehistory as it plays out in a feral maelstrom of screaming, distortion, feedback, and abrasive promise.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Rising Blood
                            Understand And Forget
                            You Bite My Tongue
                            Stuck In The Middle Of
                            Nowhere Again
                            Kid Is Gone
                            Kandy Korn Rituals


                            Set You Free - 2023 Reissue

                              In late 1996, after two years of persistent touring, Chisel was eager to document its quickly evolving sound. Decamping from their native D.C. to Brooklyn’s Rare Book Room, the power trio of Ted Leo, Chris Norborg, and John Dugan teamed with engineer Nicolas Vernhes and came away with Set You Free, a remarkable, but largely overlooked, classic of the era. Originally issued on the venerable Gern Blandsten imprint in April 1997, Set You Free presaged the turn of the century 60s rock revival, providing a counterpoint to second-wave emo. This deluxe 25th anniversary edition has remastered and expanded the original’s 17-song track list with five period alternates and rarities, plus a booklet of lyrics, photos, and an essay by Jes Skolnik. Get ready for the invasion.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              SIDE A
                              1 On Warmer Music
                              2 All My Kin
                              3 It’s Alright, You’re O.K.
                              4 The Mutable Mercury
                              5 The Town Crusher
                              6 The Unthinkable Is True

                              SIDE B
                              7 River High
                              8 Every Is A Good Trip
                              9 Do Go On
                              10 Privileged & Impotent
                              11 Oh Dear Friends

                              SIDE C
                              12 An Amateur Thief
                              13 In Our Time
                              14 Morley Timmons
                              15 The O.T.S.
                              16 Rip Off The Gift
                              17 The Last Good Time

                              SIDE D
                              18 The Guns Of Meridian Hill
                              19 The Town Crusher (live)
                              20 Morley Timmons (early Version)
                              21 Every Is A Good Trip (extended)
                              22 The O.T.S. (early Version)

                              Isabelle Antena

                              En Cavale - 2023 Reissue

                                After Belgian electro-samba wunderkinds Antena split at the end of 1985, singer Isabelle Antena immediately shed her cold wave crown for a sophisticated pop princess tiara.

                                On 1986’s Martin Hayles-produced ‘En Cavale’, echos of Madonna and city pop abound, with a lipstick stain of L80s Euro dance and spilled cosmopolitan’s worth of bossa nova stirred in for good measure.

                                This elegant second chapter of a French pop diva has been expanded to include Antena’s shelved Island Records demo, adjacent B-sides and rarities, plus an expansive essay and previously unpublished photographs.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Isabelle Antena - Play Back
                                Isabelle Antena - Easy Street
                                Isabelle Antena - Seaside Weekend
                                Isabelle Antena - Ten Minutes
                                Isabelle Antena - How Can They Tell
                                Isabelle Antena - Be Pop
                                Isabelle Antena - Magic Words
                                Isabelle Antena - Booby Trap
                                Isabelle Antena - Life Is Too Short
                                Isabelle Antena - Mummy’s Not At Home Tonight
                                Isabelle Antena - Don’t Think About It
                                Isabelle Antena - Time To Work
                                Isabelle Antena - Blow The World Away
                                Isabelle Antena - Behind The Door
                                Antena - Be Pop (12” Mix)
                                Antena - Life Is Too Short (New Dance 12”)
                                Antena - Mummy’s Not At Home Tonight (1983 Island Demo)
                                Antena - Achilles (1983 Island Demo)
                                Antena - Be Pop (1983 Island Demo)


                                C - 2023 Reissue

                                  Rex’s seminal 1996 sophomore album C , now on deluxe double vinyl for the first time. Every one of C ’s 66 minutes is a delightful exploration at the intersection of slowcore and alt- country, weaving heartfelt Americana, stately strings, progged-out rhythms and crashingly heavy climaxes into captivating epics. Remastered from the original analog tapes, C has been given a second life beyond the CD- era, and comes housed in a tip-on jacket with restored artwork from guitarist Curtis Harvey

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  1 Morning
                                  2 Ride Home
                                  SIDE B
                                  3 New Son
                                  4 Critella
                                  5 Audrey La ‘Mort
                                  SIDE C
                                  6 Jubin
                                  7 C
                                  SIDE D
                                  8 All Waves
                                  9 Porcelain
                                  10 New Dirge / Farther Along

                                  Allan Wachs

                                  Mountain Roads & City Streets

                                    Cosmic American Music from the far flung reaches of rural Oregon. Issued in 1979 on Allan Wachs’ own True Vine imprint, Mountain Roads and City Streets gathers a decade of songs written while hitchhiking up and down the west coast. Screeching pedal steel, lilting flute, and tingly dulcimer are peppered throughout Wachs’ tales of brief affairs, invisible dogs, and getting lost in a changing America.

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    SIDE A

                                    1. Adventures Of The Invisible Dog
                                    2. Least Of My Strangers
                                    3. Anna Lena
                                    4. Pretty Face
                                    5. Dancer

                                    SIDE B

                                    6. Mountain Man Breakdown
                                    7. The Lord Will Provide
                                    8. Travelin’ Light
                                    9. Mountain Roads
                                    10. Northwest Passage

                                    Charlie Megira

                                    Yesterday, Today, And Tomorrow / Tomorrow's Gone

                                      On his 2000 debut, Da Abtomatic Meisterzinger Mambo Chic , Megira channels the optimism of post-war America, narcoleptic surf, and the Twin Peaks soundtrack into a lo- fi lo-rider masterpiece all his own. Sung in both Hebrew and English, Mambo Chic moves at a deliberate pace, unconcerned by the traffic of the modern world and wrapped in a blanket of Tascam 4-track hiss. On “Tomorrow’s Gone” Megira achieves the feat of being so far back in time that he’s somehow living in the future and waiting for the rest of us to arrive. Hear our 2 favorite cuts in back- saving, crate-flavoring 7” format ripe and ready the dive bar soundsystem hosting your favorite BYOV night.

                                      Charlie Megira Und The Hefker Girl

                                      Charlie Megira And The Hefker Girl

                                        In 2006, Israeli garage-nik Charlie Megira took a sonic turn while partnered with Israeli multi- instrumentalist Michal Kahan. The duo wasted no time forging a new path, swapping Megira’s trademark reverb for echo, and guitar-noir for new wave. Charlie Megira Und the Hefker Girl is an unabashed continuation of gothy ’80s archetypes employed by Joy Division, JAMC, and The Cure. Originally self-released on CD-R, we’ve remastered the 12-track disc for maximum Crosley crush.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        SIDE A
                                        1. Till I’ll Break Again
                                        2. Nothing
                                        3. Fear And Joy
                                        4. Kiss Of Death
                                        5. Direct Exercise No. 1

                                        SIDE B
                                        6. Psyche And Apollo
                                        7. The Vally Of Tears (Drum Pattern)
                                        8. Thrown Key
                                        9. Song No.8
                                        10. Saturn Return
                                        11. Another God
                                        12. Tower Of Tongues

                                        Birdlegs & Pauline

                                        Birdlegs & Pauline - 2022 Reissue

                                          Among the rarest albums from Jim Kirchstein’s Wisconsin-based Cuca label, 1964’s Birdlegs & Pauline runs a playful gamut of girl group soul, sultry R&B, bluesy torch songs, and junk shop doo-wop. The Rockford, Illinois-based husband and wife duo struck gold with their Top 20 R&B hit “Spring” the year prior and frequently returned to Sauk City to see if there was any additional magic up Cuca’s sleeve. Gathered here are the best of Birdlegs & Pauline’s family album of songs, featuring several previously unissued songs found deep in the Cuca vault.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1 Deep Thoughts
                                          2 Never Be Free Of Me
                                          3 In So Many Ways
                                          4 Mist Of A Dream
                                          5 Suffer
                                          6 Hey Birdlegs

                                          1 Pauline
                                          2 Just Can’t Help Myself
                                          3 Too Much At Stake
                                          4 Spring
                                          5 Tell Me Why
                                          6 Summertime
                                          7 Teardrops

                                          Cheryl Glasgow

                                          Glued To The Spot

                                            It's always summer somewhere, but especially so wherever Cheryl Glasgow's carefree clubber "Glued To The Spot" plays. An absolute ear worm from its first nylon strums, Glasgow's Sade-adjacent, jazz vocalese sweeps into a warm-up tempo groove and l never quite breaks a sweat. Issued on Ross Anderson' short-lived, London-based Live label. “Glued To The Spot" swept through the club scene briefly in 1987, disembarking for warmer shores when the season changed.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. Glued To The Spot (Club Mix)
                                            B1. Glued To The Spot (Instrumental)

                                            Dan Boadi & The African Internationals

                                            Money Is The Root Of Evil B/W Duodu Wuo Ye Ya

                                              "After receiving regional praise for his 1976 debut Abrabo, Dan Boadi set his sights on leaving Ghana and bringing his highlife sensibilities to an American audience. Recorded at Paul Serrano namesake studio on E. 22rd St. in Chicago, Boadi's U.S. debut showcased the true scope of his musical range weaving in and out of funk, highlife, afrobeat, and reggae. The title track immediately demands the listener' attention with a chugging drum lead by The African International's King Tuch setting the pace for Boadi's colorful orchestration to follow. Money Is The Root of Evi claims t's own space as a musical melting pot and reflects the excitement Boadi waslearningto harness as a musician in his newfound home of Chicago."

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Money Is The Root Of Evil (Edit)
                                              B1. Duodo (Edit)


                                              Yesterday's Tomorrow Is Not Today

                                                Screaming suburban blues straight from the pages of HeartattaCk magazine, Current exploded out of the early-’90s Midwestern emo scene in a fit of D.C. hardcore-inspired rage. Spread across three LPs, Yesterday’s Tomorrow Is Not Today compiles the quartet’s lone album, two EPs, split 7”s with Indian Summer and Chino Horde, miscellaneous compilation debris, and nine previously unissued alternates, including the infamous KLXU radio show. Remixed and mastered from the original tapes, Current’s complete discography is annotated in Leor Galil’s exhaustive survey, illustrated with period photos, flyers, and cut-n-paste sleeve art across 24 pages.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                Side A
                                                1 Representation
                                                2 Dial
                                                3 Pave
                                                4 Bag Of Threads
                                                5 Two And A Dime
                                                Side B
                                                1 Ruin
                                                2 Outside Is Better
                                                3 Coliseum
                                                4 She Can’t Write
                                                5 Hark
                                                6 Member
                                                Side C
                                                1 Basis
                                                2 Repetition
                                                3 Continued Rantings
                                                4 Leech
                                                5 Bastille
                                                6 Frayed Ends
                                                7 Overbearing
                                                Side D
                                                1 Member (Demo)
                                                2 A Place
                                                3 Past Time
                                                4 Key
                                                5 Monument
                                                Side E
                                                1 Could I
                                                2 Slivered Lead
                                                3 Come Down
                                                4 Left At The Right
                                                5 Happy As I Am
                                                6 The River
                                                Side F
                                                1 Chairtied
                                                2 Bag Of Threads (Instrumental)
                                                3 Hark (KXLU Session)
                                                4 Key (KXLU Session)
                                                5 Monument (KXLU Session) 

                                                Trey Gruber

                                                Herculean House Of Cards

                                                  A tortured songwriter and struggling addict who jolted the tired Chicago DIY scene with his own brand of primal despair, Trey Gruber and his band Parent were on track to join the ranks of Twin Peaks, Mild High Club, and Whitney. His death in 2017 at the age of 26 brought it all to a halt. In his final years, Trey wrote and recorded hundreds of previously unheard demos, dandelions in the cracked concrete of 21st-century disconnect, an alphabet’s worth of which have been compiled by his family and friends for his only album: Herculean House Of Cards.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Eisenhower To The West Side
                                                  2. Do You Feel Fine
                                                  3. Guillotine
                                                  4. Same
                                                  5. Money’s Ran Off
                                                  6. Pray To Christ In Heaven
                                                  7. No Man For No Home
                                                  8. Last July

                                                  1. Sister Say
                                                  2. Dirt
                                                  3. I Tried
                                                  4. Summer City
                                                  5. Jess

                                                  1. Stay In Line
                                                  2. Get Your Fix
                                                  3. On Fear
                                                  4. Momma’s Way
                                                  5. Herculean House Of Cards
                                                  6. The Leaving

                                                  1. In Between - Live
                                                  2. Ain’t Nobody’s Fault - Live
                                                  3. Fool’s Gold - Live
                                                  4. Even Jesus Christ Had Died - Live
                                                  5. Eisenhower To The West Side (Ballad Reprise) - Live
                                                  6. Hammer Out The Edges (Bonus Track)

                                                  94 East

                                                  The Cookhouse 5

                                                    In 1975, Pepe Willie booked time at Cookhouse Recording Studios in Minneapolis to demo five original compositions. Known colloquially as “The Cookhouse 5” these recordings showcase a 16-year-old guitar prodigy named Prince Rogers Nelson. A crucial document concerning the origins of the Minneapolis Sound, the B-side boasts instrumental versions of each infectious tune, providing an even greater vantage point from which to admire the Purple One’s expressive playing style, already evident in his teenaged years.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. If We Don’t
                                                    2. If You See Me
                                                    3. I’ll Always Love You
                                                    4. Games
                                                    5. Better Than You Think

                                                    1. If We Don’t (Instrumental)
                                                    2. If You See Me (Instrumental)
                                                    3. I’ll Always Love You (Instrumental)
                                                    4. Games (Instrumental)
                                                    5. Better Than You Think (Instrumental)

                                                    Express Rising

                                                    Fixed Rope II

                                                      The fourth Express Rising LP (and second featuring the expanded lineup of William Suran and Kevin Blagg, in addition to leader Dante Carfagna) finds the trio largely eschewing percussion in favor of twelve concise, three-minute-or-so-long bittersweet excursions that nevertheless retain the restrained, measured, and highly melodic scaffolding of their previous work. There’s more than a bit of Santo & Johnny at their most somnambulant here, slightly glazed, definitely reverb’d out, mysteriously bottling the flaring, saturated light of the desert at dusk.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Smooth False Foxglove
                                                      2. Canary Folded
                                                      3. Area Man
                                                      4. Drawing Of A Lake
                                                      5. Mansion
                                                      6. Asunder

                                                      1. Focus Puller
                                                      2. No Trace Of You
                                                      3. Unfamiliar Lights
                                                      4. Pass From View
                                                      5. The Apache Door
                                                      6. Touch Of Goodbye

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque In Upper Volta

                                                        Bobo Yéyé: Belle Époque in Upper Volta From his studio in central Bobo-Dioulasso, photographer Sory Sanlé documented a nation’s transformation from colonial foothold to cosmopolitan oasis. Bobo Yeye: Belle Epoque in Upper Volta provides an intimate look into the landlocked nation’s pop culture explosion of the 1970s. A melange of community elders and emboldened youth spill from the brightly lit confines of Sanlé’s Volta Photo into the dimly lit nightclubs of Upper Volta’s cultural capital. Accompanying this hardbound monograph are dozens of rare and evocative recordings spread over three discs by Bobo-Dioulasso’s musical titans: Volta Jazz, Dafra Star, Echo Del Africa, and Les Imbattables Léopards.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Volta Jazz - Air Volta
                                                        2. Volta Jazz - Bi Kameleou
                                                        3. Volta Jazz - Fitri Mawaly
                                                        4. Volta Jazz - Djougou Toro
                                                        5. Volta Jazz - BB Peyrissac
                                                        6. Volta Jazz - Mama Soukous
                                                        7. Volta Jazz – Fintalabo
                                                        8. Volta Jazz - Wêrê Wêrê Magni
                                                        9. Volta Jazz - Nâgô Fâla
                                                        10. Volta Jazz - Mousso Koroba Tike
                                                        11. Volta Jazz - Dounya Te Soyé *
                                                        12. Volta Jazz - Beni Djarabi *
                                                        13. Volta Jazz - Chérie Nawa *
                                                        14. Volta Jazz - Ma Douce Ledy *
                                                        15. Volta Jazz - Djougou Malola *
                                                        16. Volta Jazz - Na Dalo *
                                                        17. Dafra Star** - De Nwolo 
                                                        18. Dafra Star - Sie Koumgolo19. Dafra Star – Dounian
                                                        20. Dafra Star - Si Tu Maime 
                                                        21. Dafra Star – Tjiranama
                                                        22. Dafra Star – Yafamma
                                                        23. Dafra Star – Foli
                                                        24. Dafra Star - Ram Passomayé 
                                                        25. Dafra Star - Bombossi *
                                                        26. Dafra Star - Sondja Magni * 
                                                        27. Dafra Star - Limaniya *
                                                        28. Echo Del Africa – Gentlemen Doromina
                                                        29. Les Imbattables Léopards - Bissongo Lebguinw 
                                                        30. Les Imbattables Léopards - Dja Tigui Kie 
                                                        31. Les Imbattables Léopards – Milaoba 
                                                        32. Echo Del Africa - Yiri Wah 
                                                        33. Les Imbattables Léopards - Néné 
                                                        34. Ouedraogo Youssef - He Ya Wannan 
                                                        35. Idy OIdrissa - Arindo 
                                                        36. Les Imbattables Léopards – Ne Toumdé *
                                                        37. Les Imbattables Léopards - Boudou Nyida *

                                                        * Available On CD Only 

                                                        ** Full Band Name Is Coulibaly Tidiani & Dafrastar

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