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Karate

Time Expired

    At the turn of the century and after three albums, Karate’s tenure within the insular east coast indie rock scene had expired, but the band was just getting started. Collected here is the band’s spacious, adventurous, and sometimes difficult second half presented in fastidious detail. This five LP box includes the trio’s Unsolved, Some Boots, and Pockets albums, a first time vinyl pressing of their Cancel/Sing EP, and recently unearthed rehearsal recordings of two unreleased tracks, all annotated by Geoff Farina’s account of Karate’s adulthood and Andy Hong’s insights into the trio’s recording process.

    TRACK LISTING

    A: Unsolved
    1 Small Fires
    2 The Lived-But-Yet-Named
    3 Sever

    B: Unsolved
    4 The Roots And The Ruins
    5 Number Six
    6 One Less Blues
    7 The Halo Of The Strange

    C: Unsolved
    8 The Angels Just Have To Show
    9 This Day Next Year

    D: Unsolved
    10 Get Reborn (Rehearsal)
    11Old Code (Rehearsal)
    12 The Angels Just Have To Show (Rehearsal)

    E: Cancel/Sing
    13 Cancel

    F: Cancel/Sing
    14 Sing

    G: Some Boots
    15 Original Spies
    16 First Release
    17 Ice Or Ground?
    18 Remain Relaxed

    H: Some Boots
    19 In Hundreds
    20 Airport
    21 Baby Teeth
    22 South

    I: Pockets
    23 With Age
    24 Water
    25 “The State I’m In” Aka “Goode Buy From Cobbs Creek Park”
    26 Cacophony

    J: Pockets
    27 Alingual
    28 Tow Truck
    29 Pines
    30 Concrete

    Lou Ragland

    Is The Conveyor "Understand Each Other"

      The last and most monumental chapter of Lou Ragland’s Cleveland career. Understand Each Other serves as a spiritual magnum opus of generations of soul luminaries from the Forest City. The album opens with the socially conscious title track backed by the full force of the Cleveland Orchestra, gutting out a second place finish to Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On in both its mission and its mix. This 45th anniversary pressing houses fresh remasters from the original reels in a replica jacket, while Remus Peterson’s handsketched depiction of Lou Ragland as peacemaker implores a sabretoothed tiger and a dove to “Understand Each Other.”

      TRACK LISTING

      A
      1 Understand Each Other
      2 What Happened To The Feeling
      3 Since You Said You’d Be Mine
      4 Just For Being You (Lovin You)
      B
      1 What Should I Do?
      2 It’s Got To Change
      3 The Next World
      4 Understand Each Other (Instrumental)

      Super Djata Band

      En Super Forme Vol. 1

      Connecting Wasulu hunter music, griot praises, pastoral Senufo dances, Fula and Mandingo repertoire with western psychedelia, blues, and Nigerian afro-beat, Zani Diabaté’s Super Djata Band was among Mali’s top orchestras. Tracked live inside Radio Mali’s cozy environs in January 1982, "En Super Forme" was briefly available via Côte d'Ivoire’s Musique Mondiale imprint. The album centers around Diabaté and his electric guitar’s pyrotechnics, a relentless shredder that stands shoulder to shoulder with Mali’s fingerstyle gods Ali Farka Touré and Djelimady Tounkara. Recommended!

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Fongnana Kouma
      2. Sisse Na Djolo
      3. Nama Djidja
      4. Batila

      From the landlocked tropical savanna of Upper Volta, an ever-evolving cast of musicians brought the world’s rhythms to the streets of their native Bobo-Dioulasso. Combining Congolese rhumba, American R&B, French yé-yé, Cuban son, and regional Senufo and Mandingo traditions, Orchestre Volta Jazz was at the epicenter of the West African musical explosion of the ’60s and ’70s. Air Volta compiles nine original songs originally issued on the Disques France-Afrique and Sonafric labels, a peerless primer of a group that turned the brutality of colonialism into something beautiful and enduring.

      “Boisterous and simmering in equal measure.” - Pitchfork

      “Infectious and filled with joy.”- The New Yorker

      TRACK LISTING

      1. Air Volta
      2. Wêrê Wêrê Magne
      3. Bi Kameleou
      4. Mama Soukous
      5. Mousso Koroba Tike
      6. Djougou Toro
      7. BB Peyrissac
      8. Fitri Mawaly
      9. Fintalabo

      Various Artists

      Ebirac All-Stars

        Far from the twin epicenters of New York and Miami, Carlos Ruiz and his Ebirac label were both feeling and generating the aftershocks of the mid-’70s salsa boom. Holed up in their own bustling Puerto Rican community center on Chicago’s west side, these third coast salseros plied their trade outside the hot lights, cutting their teeth in city parks, VFW halls, and Holiday Inn rec rooms. Nearly 50 records survive in the wake of orquestas La Justicia, La Solucion, and Tipica Leal ’79, the most impassioned, singular moments of which are compiled here.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. La Justicia - Guaguanco Coroco
        2. Ebirac All-Stars Featuring La Calandria & Ramito - Plena Matrimonial-Contraversia
        3. La Justicia - Las Frutas Del Pais
        4. Tipica Leal ‘79 - Donde Estabas
        5. Juventud Tipica ‘78 - Ano Nuevo Y Reyes
        6. La Solucion - A Bailar Son Montuno
        7. La Justicia - Alegre Hibarito
        8. Under The Sun Orchestra - Under The Sun (Instrumental Theme)

        Branko Mataja

        Over Fields And Mountains

          A beautifully haunting and plaintive collection of songs, the album stands as a refracted echo of an imagined life as it may have been in an old country of long ago. With songs reaching out through time and space, it captures a fascinating musical and personal journey of a man displaced from his native Dalmatia (now Croatia) during WWII who eventually ended up in Los Angeles in the mid 60s via time in a German labour camp, West Yorkshire and Canada.

          Born in 1923 in the coastal town of Bekar, Branko and his family arrived on North Hollywood in 1964. Abandoning his previous profession as a barber, he began to focus on guitar repair and taught himself to fix various related instruments and studio gear. Establishing his own fully-furnished home workshop, it was here in the garage at 5811 Satsuma that Branko skilfully hand crafted and built guitars and recorded his two albums.

          Branko's total DIY approach resembles that of Les Paul, or homespun experimenters like Danny Gugliemi. His focus, it seems, was as much about teasing out new sounds as it was on the songs themselves. It's unclear how much of Branko's techniques derived from researching his musical peers, but it seems likely most of his tricks were developed in the isolation of the garage. He utilized sliding pickups to change the tenor of recordings and a spinning Leslie speaker to create delay effects and his experiments with tape, which resemble various delay techniques later mastered by Robert Fripp and Brian Eno, must have been like nearly every skill Branko ever acquired — self-taught.

          Branko had "an incredibly large collection of vinyl," according to his son Bata, but "I never saw him listening to any of it." Bata is unclear on whether the traditional songs came from records, or from memory. The songs Branko selected to record for his debut album represent a sort of epic mixtape of longing and sentimentality. Traditional music played on traditional instruments — flutes, lutes, bagpipes and psalteries. Aside from Branko's music, the guitar, electrified, has absolutely no place in traditional Yugoslavian music. Branko would play the same handful of songs on the guitar "over and over and over and over and over, for hours and hours," said Bata. "The only thing that would stop him from working on guitars or playing his music was the World Cup." Other than that he was in the shop, where he would smoke his pipe, and repair instruments, practice, and record.

          The exact date of release is unclear, but Traditional And Folk Songs Of Yugoslavia appeared sometime around 1973. The album came out on local label for hire Essar Records, run by Steffano Riggio, an Italian immigrant who liked Branko in part because they spoke the language together. The album was played on a few local Serbian radio stations but gained very little recognition beyond that, and Folk Songs of Serbja, his second album, followed maybe 10-15 years later, probably in the mid 80s. It didn't have a formal release; Branko just handed out copies here and there to visitors.

          As much part of the tale of this magical, shimmering compilation is the eventual unearthing in 2005 of his debut album.

          In 1924, John Filcich was born in Fiume, Italy, now Rijeka in Croatia. Like Branko Mataja, Filcich came to America as a young man. In 1949, Filcich, a lifelong folk dancer and lover of musical folk culture, began Festival Records, a store and distributor dedicated to the dissemination of international music. The first Festival shop opened in Oakland; Filcich took over a second in San Francisco in 1958, and moved to Los Angeles and started his third in 1964.

          At some point along the way one Festival employee began to take home records from the Los Angeles store, every once in a while, slowly enough to avoid notice. Over the course of two or three decades, this employee amassed one of the largest collections of international music on the west coast. Sometime around 2005, that collection, including Branko Mataja's record, found its way to Counterpoint Records & Books in East Hollywood

          That same year, a Los Angeles musician named David Jerkovich was exploring his musical roots as the son of Croatian immigrants who settled, like so many others, in the sleepy Southern California community of San Pedro, near the major port city of Long Beach. The upbeat and saccharine Yugoslavian popular music, as defined by the official state label Jugoton, was far removed from the nation's folk music. Largely ignored by Jugoton, it was more brooding, wistful, and often weirder in nature. One day Jerkovich bought a half-dozen private titles (pretty much any Yugoslavian record not on Jugoton may be regarded as private) for $7 each from the back room of Counterpoint Records & Books in East Hollywood. One of those records was called "Traditional and Folk Songs of Yugoslavia" by someone named Branko Mataja. From the first notes, the record's magic was unmistakable. It was, Jerkovich immediately realized, the "emotionally saturated" crown jewel of his search — the LP he'd been searching for all along without knowing it. He played it for his roommate, Douglas Mcgowan a future consultant A&R at Numero Group, who would eventually green-light the records re-issue and sympathetic re-mastering by Jerkovich himself. Branko Mataja never went back to Yugoslavia and eventually died of a heart attack in St Joseph's Hospital in Burbank in 2000 . "He never looked back," said Bata his son, yet Traditional And Folk Songs Of Yugoslavia stands as a sublime, ghostly, deeply cinematic and sentimental celebration of a land and music long-left by a man who ended up a long way from home.

          TRACK LISTING

          A
          1. Da Smo Se Ranije Sreli
          2. Teško Mi Je Zaboravit Tebe
          3. Tebi Majko Misli Lete (Nikola Škrba)
          4. Šušti Bagrem Beli
          5. Hteo Bih Te Zaboravit
          6. Sreo Sam Te

          B
          7. Tamo Daleko (Đorđe Marinković)
          8. Čija Li Je Livada $
          9. Kafu Mi Draga Ispeci
          10. Kad Ja Pođoh Na Bembašu
          11. Duboko Je More
          12. Zapletnički Čačak 

          Karate

          The Bed Is In The Ocean

            A lingering guitar note. A cushion of a bassline nudging along a hushed cadence unspooling impressionistic poeticism one halting line at a time; the sparse snap of a snare providing punctuation. This is how Boston’s Karate opened their third full-length, 1998’s The Bed Is In The Ocean. Perhaps this was a reaction to the aggressive punk tones that marked their previous album, or maybe they

            hoped to capture the somnambulant dusk on one of those pristine fall days that make living in a town whose population swells when colleges welcome back students all worthwhile. Then again, Karate never made a point of chasing the same idea twice, and “There Are Ghosts” remains in line with the band’s stylistic intrepidness and unpredictability. Even the group’s lineup appeared constantly in flux. After expanding from a trio to a quartet and employing a dual-guitar attack with 1997’s In Place of Real Insight, founding member Eamonn Vitt hung up his axe to attend medical school. Karate soldiered on as a trio, with mid-stream addition Jeff Goddard’s bass work helping establish a sidewinding path forward through the smoky jazz melodicism and sun-beaten blues brushstrokes that hung in the background of the band’s catalog.

            In their short time together, Karate helped bolster the national punk ecosystem, a scene in which individual artistic vision was prized but rarely achieved. Their exacting precision and emotive interplay helped recombine the DNA of the dignified grace of slowcore, the hot-and-sweaty atmospherics of the blues, and the high-wire tension of post-hardcore to deliver drawling instrumental curveballs and a furtive riptide climax with a controlled grace on “Outside Is The Drama.” Singer-guitarist Geoff Farina frequently teased out the emotional nuances of each song, his worn-in voice shading in the complexities of his enigmatic lyrics; no matter how difficult it may be to parse his snatched-from-daily-life wisdoms, on The Bed Is In The Ocean Farina sounded like a guy who knew exactly the right thing to tell whoever may be listening. And with Karate’s snaking turns through quasi-punk reveries no one else appeared capable of mustering, it’s comforting to hear it accomplished by a band that knew exactly what they were doing.

            TRACK LISTING

            A
            A1 There Are Ghosts
            A2 The Same Stars
            A3 Diazapam
            A4 The Last Wars
            A5 Bass Sounds

            B
            B1 Up Nights
            B2 Fatal Strategies
            B3 Outside Is The Drama
            B4 Not To Call The Police

            Jeff Phelps

            Magnetic Eyes

              Much is made of Detroit techno progenitors proximity to the auto plants. Similarly, overlooked electronic pioneer Jeff Phelps was raised just blocks from a Western Pennsylvania steel mill—close enough to smell the sulphur and hear the roaring blast furnace. When Tascam released their ground breaking Portastudio in 1984— allowing multi tracking on the far more financially inclusive cassette tape—Phelps purchased one immediately, and quickly added a Roland SH-101 monophonic synthesizer, Fender Rhodes suitcase piano, Roland drum machine, and a basic Radio Shack stereo mic. Those basic tools were employed on his first commercial productions for his own Engineered For Sound label: 1985’s Magnetic Eyes LP and Antoinette’s “Now You’re Gone” 45. These DIY sketches generated few profits, and Phelps kept his day job in the energy business.

              Jeff Phelps eventually found his way back into performance and recording, starting with The Next Level Band near the end of the decade. Houston gourmands might have caught them at the opening of Texas’s first Cheesecake Factory. Magnetic Eyes has already had a few lives, between TomLab’s 2010 replica pressing and inclusion on Dante Carfagna’s genre-defying Personal Space compilation. This 2021 edition features the heretofore un-re-released second mix, completed after discovering flaws in the initial 1985 pressing. Enjoy this technically perfect, artist-approved version of a visionary techno-adjacent masterwork.

              TRACK LISTING

              A
              A1 Magnetic Eyes (Instrumental) A2 Don’t Fall Apart On Me
              A3 Super Lady
              A4 Wrong Space, Wrong Time A5 Sometime Lover
              B
              B1 Phase Shift (Instrumental) B2 K-Shell
              B3 Hear My Heart
              B4 On The Corner
              B5 Excerpts From Autumn (Instrumental)

              Duster

              1975

                Y2K prepper-rock for the underemployed. Tracked at home in 1999, the 1975 EP expands on Stratosphere’s slacker-positive dreamscape, with layers of guitars both clean and fuzzy, humming organ, and— gasp!—a drum machine. Needle down, candles on.

                TRACK LISTING

                A1. Irato
                A2. Memphis Sophisticate
                A3. The Motion Picture
                B1. And Things (Are Mostly Ghosts)
                B2. August Relativity
                B3. Want No Light To Shine

                Pastor T.L. Barrett And The Youth For Christ Choir

                I Shall Wear A Crown

                  A Civil Rights activist who marched alongside Jesse Jackson, preacher for Earth Wind & Fire, Stax recording artist, “Family Feud” contestant, Stephen Curry soundtracker, high school drop out, and Kanye samplee, Pastor T. L. Barrett stuffed a dozen lives into one. His signature 1971 spiritual soul jam “Like A Ship” has transcended its humble South Side Chicago beginnings, rediscovered by Leon Bridges and Beck and described by Radioheadʼs Colin Greenwood as “The most euphoric celebratory music that makes you want to jump around the house and explode with joy.” This box is the definitive statement on Barrettʼs two decades of recordings, 49 tracks spread across five LPs, including Like A Ship, Do Not Pass Me By Volume 1 & 2, I Found The Answer, plus a bonus album of singles and sermons, a 10,000 word blow-by-blow, and illustrated discography.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  I. Like A Ship (Without A Sail)
                  1. Like A Ship
                  2. Wonderful
                  3. It’s Me O Lord
                  4. Ever Since
                  5. Nobody Knows
                  6. Joyful Noise
                  7. Medley
                  8. Blessed Quietness

                  II. Do Not Pass Me By Vol. II
                  1. Jesus Is All The World To Me
                  2. I Want To Be In Love With You
                  3. Jesus, Lover Of My Soul
                  4. O Sinner
                  5. I Shall Wear A Crown
                  6. Do Not Pass Me By
                  7. Here I Am
                  8. There Is Only One
                  9. O What A Day
                  10. No Not One

                  III. Found The Answer
                  1. Long (He’ll Wait For You)
                  2. I Came To Jesus
                  3. What Would You Give

                  4. I Am So Glad
                  5. Pray, Pray, Pray
                  6. I Found The Answer
                  7. Trouble And Strife
                  8. He Rose (From The Grave)
                  9. Shine On Me
                  10. Turn On With Jesus

                  IV. Do Not Pass Me By Vol. I
                  1. Do Not Pass Me By
                  2. After The Rain
                  3. These Are The Words
                  4. Father Stretch My Hands
                  5. So Many Years
                  6. You May Not Need Him
                  7. Oh What A Day
                  8. I Want To Be In Love

                  V. Singles And Sermons
                  1. Lord's Prayer
                  2. Said It Long Time Ago
                  3. My Country Tis Of Thee
                  4. In The Old Time Way
                  5. Jingle Bells Pt. I
                  6. Nobody Knows
                  7. Dry Bones In The Valley, Excerpt 1
                  8. Dry Bones In The Valley, Excerpt 2
                  9. Dry Bones In The Valley, Excerpt 3
                  10. Dry Bones In The Valley, Excerpt 4
                  11. How Would You Like To Have A Nice Hawaiian Punch?, Excerpt 1
                  12. How Would You Like To Have A Nice Hawaiian Punch?, Excerpt 2
                  13. How Would You Like To Have A Nice Hawaiian Punch?, Excerpt 3

                  Blonde Redhead

                  Blonde Redhead - Reissue

                    Feral art rock from the gritty depths of ’90s Manhattan. Japanese-Italian guitar symphonies for 120 Minutes refugees and Keith Haring enthusiasts alike. Blonde Redhead’s self-titled 1995 debut, in print as a definitive single LP for the first time since… ever.

                    “These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” - Arto Lindsay.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    Side A
                    A1 I Don’t Want U
                    A2 Sciuri Sciura
                    A3 Astro Boy
                    A4 Without Feathers

                    Side B
                    B1 Snippet
                    B2 Mama Cita
                    B3 Swing Pool
                    B4 Girl Boy

                    Blonde Redhead

                    La Mia Vita Violenta - Reissue

                      Art-house kosmische from the battered basements of pre-9/11 New York. Polyrhythmic screamo for underemployed Gen-Xers and trust fund weed dealers alike. La Mia Vita Violenta, Blonde Redhead’s 1995 sophomore effort, in print as a definitive single LP for the first time since… ever.

                      “These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.” - Arto Lindsay.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      Side A:
                      A1 (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off
                      A2 Violent Life
                      A3 U.F.O.
                      A4 I Am There While You Choke On Me
                      A5 Harmony

                      Side B:
                      B1 Down Under
                      B2 Bean
                      B3 Withdraw
                      B4 Young Neil
                      B5 10 Feet High
                      B6 Jewel

                      Jim Spencer & Angie Jarer

                      Wrap Myself Up In Your Love

                        After years in the SSW mines, the bookish Jim Spencer engaged cowriter Ed Tossing to create a hit, and turned out a song so catchy no less than two aspiring vocalists added it to their repertoire. Years later collectors finally took notice, and the late Spencer’s vision of popular music was finally vindicated. This limited 45 rpm edition of “Wrap Myself Up In Your Love” features Spencer on the A side, and a sexy take by Angie Jarée on the flip. The digital edition adds a slick and soulful rendition by Marshall Titus.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        Side A Jim Spencer “Wrap Myself Up In Your Love” (4:06)
                        Side B Angie Jarée - “Wrap Myself Up In Your Love” (4:45)

                        Noise Addict

                        10,000 Kids With Guitars

                          THIS IS A RECORD STORE DAY 2017 EXCLUSIVE, LIMITED TO ONE PER PERSON.

                          Noise Addict: 10,000 Kids With Guitars

                          What does teen spirit smell like, anyway? It might smell something like Noise Addict. Like the real life stars of some sort of choose-your-own-adventure book about pursuing rock stardom, few bands ever led a more charmed existence, springing from the Sydney suburb of Bondi into seemingly overnight international fame as friends and collaborators of Sonic Youth, Fugazi, and the Beastie Boys. Through a combination of relentless drive, luck, and an admirable lack of self-doubt, Noise Addict spanned puberty to surpass the haters and join Radio Birdman and Nick Cave as a strange but permanent piece of Australian punk history. Cover art doubles as a working chalk board (chalk not included).

                          This title is a Record Store Day Exclusive.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          A
                          1. Waves Of Love
                          2. I Wish I Was Him (7” Version)
                          3. Baby Shoes
                          4. Phone Remedy
                          5. Back In Your Life
                          6. Mouthwash

                          B
                          1. Pop Queen
                          2. My Sarong
                          3. Meat
                          4. Loner
                          5. She Said
                          6. My Reasoning

                          C
                          1. Wish I Was Him
                          2. Body Scrabs & Bizzos
                          3. Blemish
                          4. 16
                          5. The Frail Girl
                          6. Jerk
                          7. Exorcism Babe

                          D
                          1. Filthy
                          2. Cuts So Deep
                          3. Scared
                          4. Girlfriend
                          5. Know You Too Well
                          6. Let’s Lynch The Landlord

                          Blonde Redhead

                          Masculin Feminin

                            Teeming with the energy and grit of pre-Giuliani Manhattan, Blonde Redhead’s long out-of-print early recordings have finally crawled their way out of the ‘90s basement thanks to Numero Group who will issue the set on Sept. 30. Weighing in at 37 tracks, Masculin Féminin compiles the band’s first two albums for Steve Shelley’s Smells Like Records (self-titled and La Mia Via Violenta), their period singles, extant demos, and radio performances across four LPs or two CDs. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs illustrate two lengthy essays on this essential New York band’s formative years.

                            This is the latest installment in Numero Group’s 200 Line series which has also included releases from Unwound, Bedhead, Codeine, White Zombie and The Scientists. “These songs combine a raw need, a ready access to neediness, with seemingly incongruous cinematic changes reminiscent of ‘60s Italian pop music and movie scores. They switch between emotional grandeur and eye scratching immediacy.”-Arto Lindsay

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Masculin
                            LP 1 – S/T

                            1. I Don’t Want U
                            2. Sciuri Sciura
                            3. Astro Boy
                            4. Without Feathers
                            5. Snippet
                            6. Mama Cita
                            7. Swing Pool
                            8. Girl Boy

                            LP 2 – 7” And Bonus Material
                            9. Amescream
                            10. Big Song
                            11. Inside You
                            12. Vague
                            13. Jet Star
                            14. This Is The Number Of Times I Said I Will But Didn’t (4 Track Demo)
                            15. Instrumental (Live At Snacktime)
                            16. Slogan Attempt
                            17. Swing Pool Instrumental
                            18. Woody (4 Track Demo)

                            Feminin
                            LP 1 – La Mia Vita Violenta

                            19. (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Gets Rocks Off
                            20. Violent Life
                            21. U.F.O
                            22. I Am There While You Choke On Me
                            23. Harmony
                            24. Down Under
                            25. Bean
                            26. Young Neil
                            27. 10 Feet High
                            28. Jewel

                            LP 2 – 7” And Bonus Material

                            29. Flying Douglas
                            30. Harmony (7” Version)
                            31. 10 Feet High (7” Version)
                            32. Valentine
                            33. Not Too Late
                            34. (I Am Taking Out My Eurotrash) I Still Get Rocks Off (KCRW Session)
                            35. Pier Paolo (KCRW Session)
                            36. Country Song (LA Mia Vita Violenta Outtake)
                            37. It Was All So Sudden (4 Track Demo) 

                            Various Artists

                            Buttons: Starter Kit

                              This entry level compilation features 20 songs from our original 004 cd, plus two bonus cuts, new liners, tons of sleeve scans, photos, and ephemera, all housed in a spot varnished, brick-thick gatefold sleeve. Artists include New Jersey's Toms, Kennet, MO's Trend, NYC's Colors, Treble Boys, and Sponsors, Hollywood's Randy Winburn and Tommy Rock, Des Moines, IA's Luxury, San Antonio's Kids, Connecticut's Bats (featuring a young Jon Brion), and Boston's Tweeds. Attention: In celebration of our Buttons series, you can buy both NUM004 and NUM044 together with our limited edition Power Pop Buttons Pack. This pack includes 32 high quality buttons of varying sizes that feature artists from both Buttons compilations. Act fast because this set is limited to 100 and will never be made again.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              1. Green Hearts - Luxury
                              2. I Need That Record - Tweeds
                              3. All I Want - Colors
                              4. You Need Pop - Speedies
                              5. Like I Told You - Shoes
                              6. In And Out Of Love - Sponsors
                              7. Not My Girl Anymore - Bats
                              8. She's The Girl (Who Said No) - Tweeds
                              9. Somebody Else's Girl - Randy Winburn
                              10. One In A Million - Luxury
                              11. Sun - Toms
                              12. Countdown - Luxury
                              13. Rave It Up - Colors
                              14. 1-2-3 - Speedies
                              15. Hey Little Girl - Kids
                              16. Mr. Peculiar - Bats
                              17. (I Wanna Be A) Teen Again - Toms
                              18. Not Easy For Me - Bats
                              19. Julie-Anne - Treble Boys
                              20. Dream Rocker - Tommy Rock
                              21. Love I Can't Wait - Sponsors
                              22. Growing Up American - Colors
                              23. Hello Mr. Jenkins - Finns
                              24. Things I Am - Tactics
                              25. One Kiss - Treble Boys
                              26. She's Hi-Fi - Trend
                              27. Forever Through The Sun - LMNOP
                              28. Good Time Music - Jack Stack A Track
                              29. Sunshine U.S.A. - Randy Winburn
                              30. House Of Horrors - Toms
                              31. Long Time Away - Brat
                              32. There Goes My Heart Again - Kids
                              33. (I Feel Like A) Dictionary - Trend

                              Various Artists

                              Cult Cargo - Grand Bahama Goombay

                                The second in Numero's series of exploration into the pan-American funk experience, "Cult Cargo - Grand Bahama Goombay" is a deep overview of Funky Nassau's red-headed sister city, Freeport, GBI. From 1969-1976 Frank Penn's GBI studio and label cranked out a dozen LPs and twice as many singles infected with the Miami sounds drifting in over the 100 mile strait. The catalog is a fruity blend of rake and scrape, bush, junkanoo, calypso, reggae, and of course, goombay, with a twist of American soul.

                                Catherine Howe

                                What A Beautiful Place

                                  The first ever compact disc issue of Catherine Howe's brilliant debut album. Produced by legendary jazz pianist Bobby Scott, the album is a pastoral blend of English countryside folk and London orchestral pop, not unlike "Bryter Layter" or "North Star Grassman And The Ravens". Originally released on Reflection Records in 1971, the much sought after album disappeared before ever hitting the racks. Booklet includes half a dozen unpublished photos and an annotated history of the LP's brief existence. This fully remastered album includes an unearthed bonus track originally intended to be included on the album.


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                                  New @dinkededition incoming tomorrow at 10am. Set those alarms folks ⏰ Check out previous and current Dinked here👇… https://t.co/XAQT8FqY1j
                                  Tue 9th - 1:07
                                  Thank you for the music, Lamont Herbert Dozier 1941 - 2022 https://t.co/2fN1ASftx5
                                  Tue 9th - 11:10
                                  🔵 BLUE MONDAY 🔵 Released last Friday, the debut album from @kokorokomusic ‘Could We Be More’ is looking and soundi… https://t.co/6CcysfffTV
                                  Mon 8th - 1:05
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