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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.



    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


    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


    Set You Free

      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.


      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)


      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


        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.


          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

              Various Artists

              Penny & The Quarters & Friends

                “You and Me” by Penny & the Quarters simply refused to stay lost. For 40 years, the song sat silent in a box of reels before heartthrob Ryan Gosling selected it to star in 2010’s indie weeper Blue Valentine. The power of the track set off an international treasure hunt in pursuit of the mysterious artists behind it. Since then, “You and Me” has soundtracked thousands of weddings, spawned hundreds of YouTube covers, and tugged heartstrings for scores of advertisements and films. Fifteen years after Eccentric Soul: The Prix Label became Numero’s worst selling compilation, we’ve reanalyzed the tapes and selected 11 equally-as-fascinating rehearsals caught by engineer Clem Price in Columbus, Ohio, in 1970.

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Penny & The Quarters - You And Me
                2. Joe King Glad I Found You
                3. Jay Robinson - You Are Mine
                4. Penny & The Quarters - You Are Giving Me Some Other Love
                5. Eddie Ray - All In The Past
                6. Brenda Walker - Since I Fell For You
                7. Joe King - I’m A Stranger
                8. Penny & The Quarters - I Cried A Tear
                9. Eddie Ray - You Got Me
                10. Jay Robinson Feat. Penny & The Quarters - Will I Ever
                11. Eddie Ray & Joe King - Don’t Take Your Love From Me
                12. Harmonic Sounds Band - Untitled Studio Moves (Inst.)

                The Soul Duo

                Just A Sad Xmas B/W Can't Nobody Love Me

                  Almost an anti-Christmas song, the Soul Duo’s “Just A Sad Xmas” doesn’t exactly evoke the festive spirit of the season. Comprised of ‘Tidewater’s queen of soul Ida Sands and former Anglos tenor Joe Webster, the duo issued just two singles on Noah Bigg’s Shiptown label. Just in time for the holidays, Numero has repressed this maudlin yuletide burner and packaged the red, white, and green splattered 45s in a rigid cardboard sleeve for easy wrapping.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Just A Sad Xmas
                  2. Can’t Nobody Love Me (Like My Baby Do)

                  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)


                        Let's Ride B/W You Must Go On

                          "Let's Ride" found new life as the bed for KAYTRANADA's “Scared To Death and the track has slowly worked its way through the algorithm to a new generation of vapor huffers.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A1. Let’s Ride (Original)
                          B1. You Must Go On


                          Moja Bhari Moja / East West Shuffle

                            Barely disco and hardly jazz, Rupa Biswas’ music the halfway point between Bollywood and Balearic. Tracked in 1982 at Calgary’s Living Room Studios with a crack team of Indian and Canadian studio rats alike, both “Moja Bhari Moja” and “East West Shuffle” are the perfect fusion sarod and synthesizer. Remastered from original analogue source material and with permission and blessing of the producers and performers.

                            STAFF COMMENTS

                            Matt says: “Moja Bhari Moja” and “East West Shuffle” are the perfect fusion sarod and synthesizer and should appeal to a wide audience of Balearic, disco and Indian music lovers. Rupa's legacy lives on!

                            TRACK LISTING

                            A1 Rupa - Moja Bhari Moja (Edit)
                            B1 East West Shuffle 


                            Contemporary Movement

                              A muffled cry into the technological darkness, Contemporary Movement slid into the world right as the MP3 was seeping out of college dorms. A 39-minute drift into the void, drenched in Cold War-era reverb and then submerged in four track hiss for good measure. Duster constructed a Brutalist masterpiece on the outskirts of a suburban mall, as if to say, “We were here.” 

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Get The Dutch
                              2. Operations
                              3. Diamond
                              4. Me And The Birds
                              5. Travelogue

                              1. The Phantom Facing Me
                              2. Cooking
                              3. Unrecovery
                              4. The Breakup Suite
                              5. Everything You See (Is Your Own)
                              6. Now It’s Coming Back
                              7. Auto-Mobil



                                Best listened to from inside the womb, Duster’s 1998’s debut Stratosphere simultaneously capped off and reinvented the slow core’s first wave. A four track dreamscape that will wake the neighbors and then lull them back to sleep. Hazy, arpeggiated guitars layer over a deliberate drummer with no real place to be, as semi-inaudible vocals warn of millennial malaise and subtly encourage the listener to “rock out, rock out, rock out, rock out.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                1. Moon Age
                                2. Heading For The Door
                                3. Gold Dust
                                4. Topical Solution
                                5. Docking The Pod
                                6. The Landing
                                7. Constellations
                                8. The Queen Of Hearts

                                1. Two Way Radio
                                2. Inside Out
                                3. Stratosphere
                                4. Reed To Hillsborough
                                5. Shadows Of Planes
                                6. Earth Moon Transit
                                7. The Twins / Romantica
                                8. Sideria

                                Various Artists

                                Bound For Hell: On The Sunset Strip

                                  Heavy metal? Glam? Hard rock? Make your own fuckin’ call, you poser. We’re not gonna do it for you. Bound for Hell is early ‘80s L.A. rock as it actually was: a California cataclysm of drunk and horny headbangers, dressed in sharp, shiny, leather androgyny and fire, kicking crowds in the teeth to clear the way to that one big shot. This set delivers 21 tracks by 21 artists detailing the Sunset Strip’s most razor-sharp heathens. Drumsticks burned. Hands were severed. Faces bled. Heavy was HELL for a half decade and it was a long, long way down.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  SIDE A
                                  A1. Going To The City - Stormer
                                  A2. Cocaine - L.A. Rocks
                                  A3. Bound For Hell - Max Havoc
                                  A4. Rock ‘N’ Roll Ain’t Pretty - Jaded Lady
                                  A5. Ready To Explode - Steeler
                                  A6. No Time To Lose - Lizzy Borden
                                  SIDE B
                                  B1. On The Run - SIN
                                  B2. Give Em The Old 1, 2, 3 - Black ‘N Blue
                                  B3. Damnation Alley - Bitch
                                  B4. Feeling To Rock - Romeo
                                  B5. Savage Kind Of Girl - V.V.S.I.
                                  SIDE C
                                  C1. Up From The Depths - Hellion
                                  C2. Blade Of Steel - Angeles
                                  C3. Cold Reception - Knightmare II
                                  C4. Cinderella (In Black Leather) - Witch
                                  C5. Liquid Lady - Reddi Killowatt
                                  SIDE D
                                  D1. Lesson Well Learned - Armored Saint
                                  D2. We Came To Kill - Leather Angel
                                  D3. Take It Or Leave It - Rough Cutt
                                  D4. Fool Of Lies - Lisa Baker
                                  D5. Judgement Day - Odin



                                    Gather your loved ones, Together is here. Duster’s fourth album is a 13-song exploration of comfortable, interplanetary goth. A sonic Vaseline of submerged guitars, solder-burned synths, and over-driven rhythm tracks. “I know people say, ‘Oh Duster music so sad, we’ve even said it ourselves before,” Clay Parton said. “But it’s a lot more like absurdism than nihilism.”

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    1. New Directions
                                    2. Retrograde
                                    3. N
                                    4. Time Glitch
                                    5. Teeth
                                    6. Escalator

                                    7. Familiar Fields
                                    8. Moonroam
                                    9. Sleepyhead
                                    10. Making Room
                                    11. Drifter
                                    12. Feel No Joy
                                    13. Sad Boys


                                    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) 


                                      Dessau - 2022 Reissue

                                        After the success of Codeine’s Frigid Stars LP, the trio of Stephen Immerwahr, John Engle, and Chris Brokaw booked time at Harold Dessau Recording in June 1992 to track an eight-song sophomore album. A few days and a couple of unexplainable high-pitched frequencies later, the record was scrapped, shelved, and forgotten about. Brokaw left the band shortly after, and these songs were re-tracked in various iterations for Codeine’s final LP. On its 30th anniversary, Numero has unearthed these recordings, restoring the original White Birch to the band’s exacting standards with producer Mike McMackin. A slowcore masterpiece hidden in plain sight.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        1. Sea
                                        2. Jr
                                        3. Tom
                                        4. I Wonder
                                        5. Realize
                                        6. Something New
                                        7. Wird
                                        8. Smoking Room 

                                        Various Artists

                                        Eccentric Soul: The Shiptown Label

                                          From a humble storefront studio located in a shoeshine parlor on Norfolk, Virginia’s Church Street, Noah Biggs built a world. Hustler by day, gambler by night, the alwaysin-a-suit Biggs took a gaggle of off-brand singers and combined his connections and charisma to forge timeless soul music during a period of deep upheaval. Compiled here are 25 of Shiptown’s most compelling sides recorded between 1965-1977, from the likes of Ida Sands, The Soul Duo, The Anglos, Dream Team, The Grooms, Positive Sounds, Bthiarbara Stant, Wilson Williams, Art Ensley, and yes, Flip Flop Stevens.

                                          STAFF COMMENTS

                                          Matt says: The Eccentric Soul series has opened the door to tracks and artists we'd have otherwise never discovered. Feverishly collected by musical aficionados, DJs and soul fans; this new release shines a spotlight on the Shiptown label of 1965-1977.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          A1. Dream Team - There He Is
                                          A2. The Soul Duo - Can’t Nobody Love Me (Like My Baby Do)
                                          A3. The Idets - Doggie In The Window
                                          A4. The Anglos - Since You’ve Been Gone
                                          A5. Ida Sands - Prophesize
                                          A6. Barbara Stant - Shadow In Your Footsteps
                                          A7. Wilson Williams - I Can’t Get Used To Losing You
                                          B1. Flip Flop Stevens - Let’s Do That Thing (Part 1)
                                          B2. Barbara Stant - Baby I Love You
                                          B3. Nat Fross - Too Many Skeletons In The Closet
                                          B4. The Grooms - Slow Down
                                          B5. Barbara Stant - My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday
                                          B6. Ida Sands - Start All Over Again

                                          C1. Wilson Williams - I Got A Whole Lot To Be Thankful For
                                          C2. The Positive Sounds - I Almost Blew My Mind
                                          C3. The Grooms - I Deserve A Little Bit More
                                          C4. Barbara Stant - Unsatisfied Woman
                                          C5. The Positive Sounds - You’re The One I Need
                                          D1. Dream Team - I’m Not Satisfied
                                          D2. Ida Sands - Rescue Me
                                          D3. Barbara Stant - I’m Going To Outfit You
                                          D4. The Soul Duo - Are You Lonely For Me Baby
                                          D5. Wilson Williams - Ain’t That Loving You
                                          D6. The Soul Duo - This Is Your Day
                                          D7. Art Ensley And The Fabulous Echoes Band - Open The Door To Your Heart

                                          Archie James Cavanaugh

                                          Black And White Raven

                                            A masterpiece of the schooner rock variety, Black and White Raven is an album that emerged from Archie James Cavanaugh’s youthful dream of recording his own music while stuck in the Alaskan wilderness. With a freewheeling cast culled from Archie’s travels around the Pacific Northwest, including Redbone's Tony Bellamy and Pete DePoe, Black and White Raven was set down as the ’70s crested. Traces of disco, AM gold, gospel, and yacht mixed freely with his Tlingit heritage, creating a breezy and optimistic portrait of life in the 49th state.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            A1. Take It Easy
                                            A2. Make Me Believe
                                            A3. Just Being Friends
                                            A4. It’s Our Love
                                            A5. Light Unto The World
                                            B1. Foolin’
                                            B2. Living Without You 3. Jail Cell Door
                                            B4. High Rise
                                            B5. Stay With Me

                                            Various Artists

                                            Super Hits Of The 70s

                                              Ten incredible albums culled from the deepest, weirdest co-op of record enthusiasts ever gathered under one banner. We’ve spared no expense packaging these, pairing the idea of the Art of Compilation with living and breathing art, creating little fortune cookies baked in a factory of forgotten dreams. Video games, pyramids, trading cards, matchbooks, mazes, lottery tickets, film canisters, yearbooks, and various other exercises in design absurdity.

                                              The ninth installment in Numero’s Cabinet of Curiosities is 100% chart smashes. Culled from the depths of the private press, Super Hits gathers 12 magical adaptations from the Me Decade’s introspective songbook. Pop this oversized 8-Track into your Fleetwood Weltron and enjoy a motley crew of lounge singers, wedding bands, synth enthusiasts, trailer park dreamers, accountants, gym teachers, and more as they bring their own unique energy to classics by Steely Dan, War, Boz Scaggs, Neil Diamond, John Denver, Smokey Robinson, The Carpenters, Redbone, The Box Tops, Fleetwood Mac, and more. Tape warble not included.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1 Cash And Carry - Low Down
                                              A2 Richard Powell - The Cisco Kid
                                              A3 Family Tree - Come And Get Your Love
                                              A4 Deep Heat - Do It Again
                                              A5 Mark & Suzann Farmer - Dreams
                                              A6 Joeven - I Am I Said
                                              B1 Summer Madness - Leaving On A Jet Plane
                                              B2 Lenny Roybal - By The Time I Get To Phoenix
                                              B3 Ginny Reilly - I Second That Emotion
                                              B4 Alejandro Bravo - Superstar
                                              B5 Joan Brooks - The Letter
                                              B6 Babalade Olamina - Pure Imagination

                                              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)

                                                Jackie Shane

                                                Any Other Way / Sticks And Stones

                                                The definitive version of Stax legend William Bell’s 1962 single "Any Other Way" wasn’t cut inside the storied Memphis studio, but rather 1300 miles away in Boston by a transgender pioneer. Recasting the plaintive breakup lament into an anthem of defiance and gay liberation, Jackie Shane rewrote the song without changing a word. Astoundingly, the track wasn’t selected for the A side of the late ’62 release - that would be "Sticks and Stones," a dynamite blast of a policy piece regarding gossips, scolds, and other little people. Following the Grammy-nominated success of our Jackie Shane anthology, Numero is glad to present this essential 45 for DJs and home listeners alike, packaged with a never before seen photo of Ms. Shane herself.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                1. Any Other Way
                                                2. Sticks And Stones 

                                                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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