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Margo Guryan

Take A Picture - 2024 Reissue

    'Take A Picture' is Margo Guryan’s one and done classic - one of record collecting’s real unheralded masterpieces - bright, breezy, lightly psychedelic, and utterly cosmopolitan, recorded in New York City no less. Newly restored by Jessica Thompson from the original two-track safety masters, this beguilingly melodic 1968 pop tour-de-force has never sounded better.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Sunday Mornin’
    2. Sun
    3. Love Songs
    4. Thoughts
    5. Don’t Go Away
    6. Take A Picture
    7. What Can I Give You
    8. Think Of Rain
    9. Can You Tell
    10. Someone I Know
    11. Love

    Sandy Harless

    Songs - 2024 Reissue

      Arriving as the hippy movement was discovering its peaceful easy ‘70s feelings,
      Sandy Harless’ 'Songs' LP is Chillicothe, Ohio’s lone contribution to the Cosmic American Music movement. Financed from a 27-aquarium fish breeding business, the album shows its Appalachian roots with a tight weave of mountain folk, rural rock, and pastoral country. Real people music.

      TRACK LISTING

      1. I Knew Her Well
      2. My Guitar
      3. Day To Day
      4. Friend
      5. Sing A Song
      6. Another Day
      7. California Bound
      8. Eagle R.I.P.
      9. Gratitude
      10. Love Song
      11. Louisiana Woman
      12. Who Said?
      13. Farewell My Friend

      Super Djata Band & Zani Diabaté

      Volume 2 - 2024 Reissue

        Connecting Wasulu hunter music, griot praises, Senufo pastoral dances, Fula and Mandingo repertoire alongside Western psychedelia, blues and afro-beat, Zani Diabaté’s Super Djata Band was among Mali’s top orchestras of the 1980s. On their 1982 album, Diabaté enshrines himself within the pantheon of mythical West African guitarists, hypnotically picking through eight vivid compositions on his path to godhead status.

        TRACK LISTING

        1. Kanou
        2. Fassiya
        3. Mougoutigui
        4. Soundiata
        5. Souraka
        6. Djegnonko Djugu
        7. Faux Galant
        8. Zan Sourou

        Charles Brown

        I Just Want To Talk To You

          Queer country rock from south of the Mason-Dixon line. High school
          folkie Charles Brown teamed up with regional rural rock rascals Sleepy
          Creek, triggering an unrequited inter-band love story and this album’s melancholy title track.

          This 15-song LP gathers Brown’s solo and band work from 1976-’82, and Jon Freeman’s accompanying essay dissects the origin story of this private press pioneer.

          TRACK LISTING

          1. Just Want To Talk To You
          2. Tennessee Woman
          3. Talk Too Much Blues
          4. Restless
          5. The Hurtin’ Kind
          6. Livin’ In A Suitcase
          7. Circles
          8. Trouble Is
          9. All The Time
          10. Like A Stone (Love Without Love)
          11. Where Did The Love Go?
          12. Colorado (My Lady Says)
          13. On The Corner
          14. The Hurtin’ Kind (Demo)
          15. I Just Want To Talk To You (Live

          Modesto Duran

          Fabulous Rhythms Of Modesto

            A disciple of mambo innovator Perez Prado, the Cuban-born Modesto Duran was a pivotal figure in Latin dance music’s transitionary mid-century period. His gentle slaps can be heard across dozens of 1950s mega-sellers, from Esquivel to Belafonte, Eartha Kitt to Lena Horne. On his 1960 solo debut, Duran gathers a who’s who of conga-men, including Mongo Santamaría, Willie Bobo, and Juan Cheda, delivering a cinematic and percussive melange of afro-cuban, cha cha, and exotic jazz styles for the discerning listener.

            TRACK LISTING

            1. Afro-cu
            2. Silent Island
            3. Bem-be-cu
            4. Chuqui Bambo
            5. Piranha
            6. Angry Drums
            7. Goro-gu
            8. Coro-coro
            9. Baca-vaca
            10. Gua-gua-co
            11. Jungle Dream
            12. Chango

            Hamilton Brothers

            Music Makes The World Go 'Round

              Numero’s Hottest Sounds Around trio gathers castaway late ’70s grooves from across the Greater Antilles. Stan Chaman’s Trinidadian Semp concern delivered Wilfred Luckie’s wobbly 'My Thing' and the Hamilton Brothers’ calypso-disco smash 'Music Makes The World Go 'Round' in 1978. Across the sea, Frank Penn’s G.B.I studio tracked Stephen Colebrook’s Doobies-inspired 'Stay Away From Music' for the cruise ship curious. All three are housed in a custom Numero sleeve inspired by Edward Seaga’s Caribbean music manufacturing and distribution powerhouse WIRL (West Indies Records Ltd.)

              TRACK LISTING

              1. Music Makes The World Go 'Round
              2. Music Makes The World Go 'Round (Instrumental)

              Stephen Colebrooke

              Shake Your Chic Behind B/w Stay Away From Music

                Numero’s Hottest Sounds Around trio gathers castaway late ’70s grooves from across the Greater Antilles. Stan Chaman’s Trinidadian Semp concern delivered Wilfred Luckie’s wobbly 'My Thing' and the Hamilton Brothers’ calypso-disco smash 'Music Makes The World Go 'Round' in 1978. Across the sea, Frank Penn’s G.B.I studio tracked Stephen Colebrook’s Doobies-inspired 'Stay Away From Music' for the cruise ship curious. All three are housed in a custom Numero sleeve inspired by Edward Seaga’s Caribbean music manufacturing and distribution powerhouse WIRL (West Indies Records Ltd.)

                TRACK LISTING

                1. Shake Your Chic Behind
                2. Stay Away From Music

                Wilfred Luckie

                My Thing B/w Wait For Me

                  Numero’s Hottest Sounds Around trio gathers castaway late ’70s grooves from across the Greater Antilles. Stan Chaman’s Trinidadian Semp concern delivered Wilfred Luckie’s wobbly 'My Thing' and the Hamilton Brothers’ calypso-disco smash 'Music Makes The World Go 'Round' in 1978. Across the sea, Frank Penn’s G.B.I studio tracked Stephen Colebrook’s Doobies-inspired 'Stay Away From Music' for the cruise ship curious. All three are housed in a custom Numero sleeve inspired by Edward Seaga’s Caribbean music manufacturing and distribution powerhouse WIRL (West Indies Records Ltd.)

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. My Thing
                  2. Wait For Me

                  Various Artists

                  Eccentric Soul: The Cuca Label

                    Late night ‘60s R&B caught on tape at Jim Kirchstein’s jack-of-all genres Cuca studio. Re- leased on minuscule pressings into the Wiscon- sin wilderness, these 26 sasquatchrare tracks uncover the soulful paths between the Chicago, Milw aukee, Rockford, and Rockford scenes. Featuring Harvey Scales, Step By Step, Betty Moorer, Seven Sounds, Twiliters, Birdlegs & Pauline, Esquires, Artie & The Pharaohs, and Fantastic Six, this 2xlp tell s an alternate his- tory of soul music that could only happen in the Hinterl ands on Highway 12.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    1. Twiliters - Restless Love
                    2. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - Glamour Girl
                    3. The Devils & The Devilettes - I’ll Say “Yes”
                    4. Little Artie & The Pharaohs - It Puzzles Me
                    5. Birdlegs & Pauline - Too Much At Stake
                    6. Betty Moorer - The Long Hot Summer
                    7. The Esquires - You Don’t Care
                    8. Supremes Four - I Lost My Job (And I’ve Got To Find Another)
                    9. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - Ten Thousand Years
                    10. Betty Moorer - One More Time
                    11. The Devils & The Devilettes - I’m Leaving You
                    12. Supremes Four - I Love You, Patricia
                    13. Twiliters - We Three
                    14. The Devils & The Devilettes - Tell Me
                    15. Step By Step - Time After Time
                    16. Harvey Scales & The Seven Sounds - Independency
                    17. Betty Moorer - My Man Lives
                    18. Twiliters - Can’t You Stay A Little Longer
                    19. The Devils Ft. J. Watson Vance - Love And Understanding
                    20. Step By Step - She’s Gone
                    21. Twistin’ Harvey - Every Step Of The Way
                    22. Twiliters - Girl Of My Dreams
                    23. Fantastic Six - I Never Knew Love
                    24. Artie & The Pharaohs - I’ll Take Care Of You
                    25. Birdlegs & Pauline - Mist Of A Dream
                    26. Rex Swanigan And The Fabulous Troubadores - Tribute To Jimi Hendrix

                    Laraaji

                    Glimpses Of Infinity

                      An overview of Laraaji’s earliest works, 'Glimpses of Infinity' gathers selections from his 1978 debut 'Celestial Vibration' and six additional studio sessions from the era. Full of discovery and wonderment, 'Glimpses of Infinity' is a miraculous chronicle of new age’s most fabled artist.

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Bethlehem (Glimpse)
                      2. All Pervading (Glimpse)
                      3. Segue To Infinity (Glimpse)
                      4. Kalimba 1 (Glimpse)
                      5. Koto (Glimpse)
                      6. Ocean (Glimpse)
                      7. Kalimba 2 (Glimpse)
                      8. Kalimba 4 (Glimpse)

                      Various Artists

                      Shanghai'd Soul Episode 12

                        Everybody’s still talking about the good ol’ days! A rough and rugged collection of ol’ dirty classics that have inspired swarms of killer beats. A head nod to the sounds of Shaolin, the twelve chambers of Shanghai ’d Soul have moved lyrical chefs and production geniuses alike to compose some of their most ominous hip-hop. Gods and Earths alike will appreciate the raw funk and smoother-than-a-Lexus soul that come together like Voltron on this special compilation.

                        As sampled by J. Cole, The Game, Cappadonna, The Avalanches, Kanye, Hudson Mohawke, Anderson .Paak, Loyle Corner, Meek Mill, T.I., Quavo, Danny Brown, and hundreds more.

                        TRACK LISTING

                        1. The Professionals - Theme From The Godfather
                        2. Ponderosa Twins Plus One - Bound
                        3. The Notations - What More Can I Say
                        4. Tommy McGee - To Make You Happy
                        5. Dyson’s Faces - Cry Sugar
                        6. T.L. Barrett - Nobody Knows
                        7. Syl Johnson - Different Strokes
                        8. Salty Miller - Music Makes Me High
                        9. GreenFlow - I Got’Cha
                        10. The Spiritual Harmonizers - God’s Love
                        11. Family Circle - Mariya
                        12. Whole Truth - Can You Lose By Following God

                        Unwound

                        A Single History: 1991-2001

                          An expanded and remastered 25th anniversary edition of the mythical Olympia, Washington, trio’s out of print singles and compilation tracks, A Single History 1991-2001 gathers odds and ends from across Unwound’s first decade. From their earliest post-hardcore squeals on “Crab Nebula” to the dub-inspired death march of “Behold The Salt,” this 23-track double LP fills in the distorted gaps of their initial seven album run.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          SIDE A

                          1. You Speak Jealousy
                          2. Stumbling Block
                          3. Crab Nebula
                          4. Caterpillar
                          5. Miserific Condition
                          6. Eternalux
                          7. New Radio Hit

                          SIDE B

                          1. Broken E-Strings
                          2. Totality
                          3. Mkultra
                          4. Negated
                          5. Said Serial
                          6. Census
                          7. Plight

                          SIDE C

                          1. Seen Not Heard
                          2. Mile Me Deaf
                          3. Solo Sonata
                          4. The Light At The End Of The Tunnel Is A Train

                          SIDE D

                          1. Corpse Pose
                          2. Everything Is Weird
                          3. Torch Song
                          4. Lazslo
                          5. Behold The Salt

                          Master Wilburn Burchette

                          Guitar Grimoire

                            Seven fretboard fantasias from California’s mysterious mail order mystic.

                            1973’s ‘Guitar Grimoire’ is a collection of reverberant and original charms establishing Burchette as the white wizard of tremolo theurgy.

                            Warning: Psychic energy shift probable.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Birth Of A Witch
                            Raising The Pyramid Of Power
                            Love Call
                            Invocation To The Horned One
                            Fire Spell
                            Building The Circle
                            Witch’s Will

                            Master Wilburn Burchette

                            Mind Storm

                              On 1977’s ‘Mind Storm’, the final album made prior to his emphatic retirement, Master Wilburn Burchette employed ‘pink sound’, a phenomenon known in acoustical science to open the mind to thrilling psychic revelations, setting down two sidelong pieces forming a reflecting crystal ball for squalls of deep br ain imagery.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              Deep Dimensions
                              Ceremony Within

                              Master Wilburn Burchette

                              Music Of The Godhead

                                Supernatural meditation, with a drum machine, from California’s mysterious mail order mystic.

                                1975’s ‘Music of the Godhead’ is the ambient alchemy that established Master Wilburn Burchette as the white wizard of tremolo theurgy.

                                Warning: Inner peace likely.

                                TRACK LISTING

                                Godhead
                                Resurrection
                                Eternal Light
                                Psychic Fire
                                Godward
                                Divine Revelation
                                Contemplation
                                Cosmic Celebration

                                Master Wilburn Burchette

                                Opens The Seven Gates Of Transcendental Consciousness

                                  California mail order mystic Master Wilburn Burchette was first known from his ads, hidden in the back pages of Fate Magazine, Beyond Reality and Gnostica News.

                                  On his 1972 sophomore album, Burchette channels dreamy early music, druid folk, electric fingerstyle, psychedelic balladry and new age ontology, to create a visionary guitar technique all his own.

                                  This faithful reproduction includes the original 12- page full colour instruction book for the secret method of piercing the psychic heart.

                                  TRACK LISTING

                                  Dawn Of Awakening
                                  Regeneration
                                  Transformation
                                  Piercing The Psychic Heart
                                  Invoke The Name Of God
                                  Introversion
                                  Realization

                                  Master Wilburn Burchette

                                  Transcendental Music For Meditation

                                    Self-examination via the synthesizer from California’s mysterious mail order mystic.

                                    1976’s ‘Transcendental Music for Meditation’ is Burchette’s deepest exploration with the karmic keyboard.

                                    As Burchette warned: Please do not listen to this album until you have prepared yourself!

                                    TRACK LISTING

                                    Part One
                                    Part Two

                                    Leon Bridges & Pastor T. L. Barrett

                                    Like A Ship

                                      N u m e r o G r o u p Leon Bridges/Pastor TL Barrett Like A Ship Numero’s second bundle of cover 45s is all things soulful. The Rotterdam-based Another Taste electrifies Maxx Traxx’s 1984 Chicago boogie grail “Don’t Touch It,” which makes its debut on the 7” format here. Colemine Records’ Say She She delivers a glamorous rendition of Jim Spencer’s yacht-disco hit “Wrap Myself Up In Your Love.” Columbia Recording artist Leon Bridges effortlessly transforms Pastor T.L. Barrett’s “Like A Ship,” updating the 50 year old gospel soul classic for the 21st century. All three are housed in a newly imagined Numero custom sleeve, reflecting the many shades of our ongoing Eccentric Soul 45 imprint

                                      TRACK LISTING

                                      A. Leon Bridges W/ Keite Young - Like A Ship

                                      B. Pastor T.L. Barrett & The Youth For Christ Choir - Like A Ship

                                      Margo Guryan

                                      Words And Music

                                        Witness to revolutions in jazz and pop, Margo Guryan earned her place in the songwriting pantheon and then some. That she was largely unknown for decades is not the stuff of crushed dreams, but a result of her own choices and priorities. From humble beginnings to the peaks of her 1968 baroque pop masterpiece Take a Picture and the collected Demos to the recent viral ubiquity of “Why Do I Cry”, Words and Music captures the entirety of Guryan’s career, featuring 16 previously unreleased recordings and a 32-page booklet telling the whole story.

                                        TRACK LISTING

                                        Side A
                                        1. If I Lose
                                        2. You Promised
                                        3. The Wise Man
                                        4. The Morning After
                                        5. Moon Ride
                                        6. More Understanding Than A Man
                                        7. More Understanding Than A Man (Instrumental)
                                        8. There I Was

                                        Side B
                                        1. Kiss & Tell
                                        2. Half-Way In Love
                                        3. Goodbye July
                                        4. Four Letter Words
                                        5. Hurry On Home
                                        6. I Ought To Stay Away From You
                                        7. I Love
                                        8. Under My Umbrella
                                        9. I Don’t Intend To Spend Christmas Without You

                                        Side C
                                        1. Sunday Morning
                                        2. Thoughts
                                        3. Love Songs
                                        4. Don’t Go Away
                                        5. Take A Picture
                                        6. Sun
                                        7. What Can I Give You
                                        8. Come To Me Slowly

                                        Side D
                                        1. The 8.17 Northbound Success Merry-Go-Round
                                        2. Something’s Wrong With The Morning
                                        3. Think Of Rain
                                        4. Can You Tell
                                        5. Someone I Know
                                        6. Love

                                        Side E
                                        1. Why Do I Cry
                                        2. Spanky And Our Gang
                                        3. Most Of My Life
                                        4. It’s Alright Now
                                        5. Timothy Gone
                                        6. The Hum
                                        7. Please Believe Me
                                        8. Yes I Am

                                        Side F
                                        1. I Think A Lot About You
                                        2. I’d Like To See The BadGuys Win
                                        3. Values
                                        4. California Shake
                                        5. Hold Me Dancin’
                                        6. Shine
                                        7. Goodbye July

                                        Various Artists

                                        Eccentric Soul: Minibus

                                          A double album boil down of Numero’s 2012 45 x 45RPM art object 'Eccentric Soul: Omnibus'. Gathering 25 loose remnants from across the American soul diaspora, Minibus connects the dots between group harmony, funk, disco, and modern soul, 1966-1980. Housed in a deluxe gatefold, tip-on jacket and illustrated with copious notes and photographs, the first ever LP pressing fills in a crucial hole on your Numero shelf.

                                          TRACK LISTING

                                          1. Rokk - Patience
                                          2. Crystal’s Image - A Friend
                                          3. The Procedures - Give Me One More Chance
                                          4. The Prophets Of Peace - The Max
                                          5. Sky’s The Limit - Don’t Be Afraid
                                          6. The Trinikas - Remember Me
                                          7. Duralcha - Ghet-To-Funk
                                          8. The 13th Amendment - The Stretch
                                          9. Tickled Pink - Reach Out (And Give Me Your Hand)
                                          10. HiFidelics - HiFidelics Groove
                                          11. Black Fur - Feel The Shock
                                          12. Flack And Company - Disco-TNT
                                          13. Elements Of Peace - Together Pt. 2
                                          14. Morning After - Hey Girl
                                          15. The Energettics - Rainy Days And Monday
                                          16. Family Connection - This Time
                                          17. Inbassador - Everyday
                                          18. Soul-Walkers - I’m Tired Of What People Say
                                          19. The Curtis Liggins Indications - What It Is?
                                          20. Majestee’s - Let Her Go
                                          21. Two Plus Two - I’m Sure
                                          22. Walter & The Admeration’s - Man Oh Man (What Have I Done)
                                          23. Clifton White And His Royal Knights - The Grade A
                                          24. The Free Mind - Just Jammin’
                                          25. The Intentions - Dig It (Shovel)

                                          Various Artists

                                          W3NG

                                            Set sail with the third installment of Numero’s ode to regional radio surveys. Broadcasting 44 minutes of uninterrupted yacht, easy-glide, AOR, and blue-eyed disco that’ll rock your boat. These 13 selections are anchored in the deep blue waters of the American private press—a life preserver for any BBQ, birthday party, or bris. Let W3NG be the sonic wind at your back.

                                            TRACK LISTING

                                            1. Slippery When Wet - Get Me Hot
                                            2. Percy Mays - Changes
                                            3. Liberation - Too Close For Comfort
                                            4. The Steel City Band - Reality
                                            5. Dave Plaehn - Not Bound To Lose
                                            6. Steve Fortgang - Hey, Let Me Be
                                            7. Craig Dove - Ocean Of Love
                                            8. Rob Galbraith - Damn It All (Alt Version)
                                            9. Female Species - Coast To Coast
                                            10. Max Leake - Tell Me The Reasons Why
                                            11. Richard Bowen - Sorcery (7” Version)
                                            12. The Jerry Busch Group - Fair Warning
                                            13. Mike Hounshell - Not Just Another

                                            Another Taste & Maxx Traxx

                                            Don't Touch It

                                              Numero’s second bundle of cover 45s is all things soulful. This, the first in the series sees Rotterdam-based Another Taste electrify Maxx Traxx’s 1984 Chicago boogie grail “Don’t Touch It,” which makes its debut on the 7” format here.

                                              Later in the series we have Colemine Records’ Say She She delivering a glamorous rendition of Jim Spencer’s yacht-disco hit “Wrap Myself Up In Your Love.”

                                              And even later Columbia Recording artist Leon Bridges effortlessly transforms Pastor T.L. Barrett’s “Like A Ship,” updating the 50 year old gospel soul classic for the 21st century.

                                              All include the OG and cover version on one side each, and all three are housed in a newly imagined Numero custom sleeve, reflecting the many shades of our ongoing Eccentric Soul 45 imprint.

                                              STAFF COMMENTS

                                              Matt says: Another Taste's cover of "Don't Touch It" caused an almighty rukus on Space Grapes earlier in the year. Mega that Numero have licensed it alongside the original in tidy 7" format. First of three in what's looking like a very promising and collectable series of records.

                                              TRACK LISTING

                                              A1. Another Taste - Don’t Touch It
                                              B1. Maxx Traxx - Don’t Touch It

                                              Various Artists

                                              Soft Summer Breezes

                                                Following in the wake of baroque chart toppers by the Zombies, Beatles, and the Left Banke, a dandier approach to garage rock flowered in the back half of the ’60s. Awash in majestic harpsichords, lilting guitars, melancholic organs, and middle school orchestras, Soft Summer Breezes captures the decade’s last gasps of optimism via 16 gentle moments of soft psychedelia.

                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                SIDE A
                                                1. Life - Life
                                                2. The Giant Crab - Soft Summer Breezes
                                                3. Attila & The Huns - Here’s Where I Get Off
                                                4. Lenny Roybal - Little Daisy
                                                5. Margo Guryan - Can You Tell
                                                6. J.C. Horton - Why Why Why
                                                7. Richard Holman - Gentle Flying Dove
                                                8. The Sound Control - When Will It End

                                                SIDE B
                                                1. The Goodthings - The Journey
                                                2. Jerry Benicaso - Wounds Heal And Birds Fly Free
                                                3. Bob Belche - Fall On Me Rain
                                                4. Pisces - A Flower For All Seasons
                                                5. Female Species - Baby Buggy
                                                6. The Morning Sun - Someday
                                                7. Larry Sands & The Sound Affair - You’ll Know The Words
                                                8. The New Colony Six - The Time Of The Year Is Sunset

                                                Universal Order Of Armageddon

                                                Universal Order Of Armageddon

                                                  From the ashes of Moss Icon, Universal Order of Armageddon blasted out of Annapolis, MD in a fiery maelstrom of punishing riffs, syncopated breakbeats, and terrifying shrieks. Compiled here are the complete Gravity, Vermin Scum, and Kill Rock Stars recordings, remixed and remastered from the original session tapes, and housed in a deluxe gatefold jacket with a chunky 24-page book packed with photos, notes, and iconography from their 1993-’94 run. Armageddon IS now.

                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                  1. Visible Distance
                                                  2. Switch Is Down
                                                  3. Stepping Softly Into
                                                  4. Clear Set
                                                  5. Benedict
                                                  6. No Longer Stranger
                                                  7. Symptom
                                                  8. Flux
                                                  9. Desperate Motion
                                                  10. Longer, Stranger
                                                  11. The Entire Vast Situation
                                                  12. Painfully Obvious
                                                  13. Four Measure Start
                                                  14. City
                                                  15. Mud
                                                  16. Close To Far Away
                                                  17. Fence Song
                                                  18. Four Measure Start(Live On WFMU)
                                                  19. Mud(Live On WFMU)
                                                  20. No Longer Stranger(Live On WFMU)
                                                  21. Close To Far Away(Live On WFMU)
                                                  22. Symptom(Live On WFMU)
                                                  23. Painfully Obvious(Live On WFMU)
                                                  24. City (Live On WFMU)

                                                  Various Artists

                                                  Eccentric Soul: The Tammy Label

                                                    Lost in the soot and fallout from Youngstown, Ohio’s infamous Black Monday steel industry collapse was Tony March’s cross-generational Tammy label. From its early days as a doo wop powerhouse to their last gasps chasing disco hits, Tammy unintentionally documented Youngstown’s small but prolific Black music scene. This single LP surveys the label’s best R&B, soul, funk, and disco, with 13 tracks from Ice Cold Love, Lynn Minor, J.C. and the Soul Angels, The Snapshots, Iron Knowledge, Roy Jefferson, and Steel City Band. Housed in a deluxe tip-on jacket, with a booklet crammed full of notes and ephemera, The Tammy Label continues Numero’s 20 year tradition of preserving regional Ohio music.

                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                    1. Ice Cold Love - Sheer Magic
                                                    2. Lynn Minor And His Band - I Finally Found True Love
                                                    3. J.C. & The Soul Angels - True Love Is Hard To Find
                                                    4. Ice Cold Love - Wonderful To Be Loved
                                                    5. Iron Knowledge - Oh Love
                                                    6. The Snapshots - Should I Believe You
                                                    7. J.C. & The Soul Angels - Angel's Theme
                                                    8. J.C. & The Soul Angels - Nightmare Strut
                                                    9. J.C. & The Soul Angels - Dance Party (Pt.1)
                                                    10. Steel City Band - Shakin' It Down (Pt.1)
                                                    11. Iron Knowledge - Give Me A Little Taste Of Your Love (Pt.2)
                                                    12. Roy Jefferson With J.C. & The Soul Angels - He's Got To Go (Pt. 1)*
                                                    13. Lynn Minor And His Band - Hesitate One Time For Me

                                                    Say She She & Jim Spencer

                                                    Wrap Myself Up In Your Love

                                                      Experience the rebirth Of Jim Spencer’s musical vision through Piya Malik’s captivating rendition in say she she’s limited 45 rpm edition of ‘Wrap Myself Up’. Malik’s artistry infuses fierce elegance into the original tune, honoring spencer’s legacy, with spencer himself featured on the B-side.

                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                      1. Say She She - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love
                                                      2. Jim Spencer - Wrap Myself Up In Your Love

                                                      Various Artists

                                                      REACH

                                                        A post-modern mixtape of 12 microgenres created by The Numero Group. Bending the rules of the compilation with a selection of songs bound by their soaring spirit and adventurous approach, REACH is inspirational living for algorithmic times. The only LP guaranteed to save your life during humanity’s apocalyptic demise.

                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                        1. Lenny White - Enchanted Pool Suite: Prelude & Part 1
                                                        2. Masumi Hara - To Live In The Sea
                                                        3. Alex Johnson - The Kiss
                                                        4. LaRhonda LeGette - Thou Art With Me
                                                        5. Ascending Wave - Modulation Del Sol
                                                        6. A.R.T. Wilson - Past Life Regression
                                                        7. John D. Curnow - Wisconsin Bird Songs
                                                        8. Calvin Keys - Touch
                                                        9. Suse Millemann - Open Heart-Hawk Belly
                                                        10. Batang Frisco - Myth
                                                        11. Bob Siebert - Rain
                                                        12. Reach - Gold Dust Twins

                                                        Various Artists

                                                        Eccentric Soul: Consolidated Productions Vol. 1

                                                          Operating in the farthest margins of L.A.’s cutthroat music business from 1961-1991, Mel Alexander’s Consolidated Productions was among the longest running Black-owned independent record conglomerates of the 20th century. Caught up in a confusing web of imprints— including Ajax, Angel Town, Car-A-Mel, Emanuel, and Kris—this first volume gathers 28 smoldering R&B cuts by the likes of Lee Harvey, B.B.Carter, Marilyn Calloway, Del Reys, Deb Tones, De Velles, Gene Russell ’s Trio, Jimmy “Preacher” Ellis, and Ty Karim. Remastered from the original 1 /4” tapes, Consolidated Productions Vol. I includes carefully researched annotation, discography, and photographs from a vital producer.

                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                          1. James Foster & The L.A. Untouchables - The Time Has Come
                                                          2. The Del-Reys - Don’t You Know
                                                          3. The L.A Untouchables - Money Man
                                                          4. Spider Walker - I’m Mad
                                                          5. The Del-Reys - Walk Proud
                                                          6. Billy Williams - So Called Friend (Oh! What A Friend)
                                                          7. Ty Karim - Lighten Up Baby
                                                          8. B.B. Carter - Cool It Baby
                                                          9. Marilyn Calloway & The 4-Silvertones - My Lover
                                                          10. Deb Tones & The Del-Reys - Knock On Wood
                                                          11.The De Velles - Misery
                                                          12. Ann Stacy - Don’t You Fool Me
                                                          13. B.B. Carter - Leave Me Alone
                                                          14. Marilyn Calloway & The 4-Silvertones - Shut Up (Demo)
                                                          15. Jimmy “Preacher” Ellis -(C’mon) Dance To The Drumbeat
                                                          16. The LA Untouchables- Acey Deucey
                                                          17. Gene Russell’s Trio - Doin’ The Snake Hips
                                                          18. The De Velles - Let’s Do The Hunch
                                                          19. Gene Russell’s Trio - Jet Set
                                                          20. Dynamic Duo And The Penguiness - Turkey Trot
                                                          21. Gene Russell’s Trio - Foggy Bottom)
                                                          22. Lee Harvey - Only True Love
                                                          23. Lee Harvey - Need Of Love
                                                          24. Lee Jones - I Got To See My Baby
                                                          25. Lee Harvey - Prove It
                                                          26. Lee Harvey And The L.A. Untouchables - My Assurance
                                                          27. Lee Harvey And The L.A. Untouchables - If I’m Dreaming
                                                          28. Lee Harvey - False Pride

                                                          Majesty Crush

                                                          Butterflies Don't Go Away

                                                            Driven by lust-fueled limerence and drifting far from conformity, Butterflies Don’t Go Away captures Majesty Crush’s transient, yet subversive mark on the landscape of American shoegaze to come. Tracked between 1991-1995, the quartet reimagined the collapse of the American rust belt as a late-night, nail biting fever dream/revenge fantasy. This deluxe 2xLP compiles their Love 15 album, singles, EPs, and rarities, all remastered from the original tapes, with thorough annotation and visual documentation in a 24-page booklet. An immortal transcendence if there ever was one.

                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                            1. Boyfriend
                                                            2. Uma
                                                            3. No. 1 Fan
                                                            4. Brand
                                                            5. Purr (Interlude)
                                                            6. Seles
                                                            7. Grow
                                                            8. Pretty Head (Interlude)
                                                            9. Cicciolina
                                                            10. Penny For Love
                                                            11. Skin (Interlude)
                                                            12. Feigned Sleep
                                                            13. Horse
                                                            14. No. 1 Fan (EP Version)
                                                            15. Worri
                                                            16. Horse (EP Version)
                                                            17. Sunny Pie
                                                            18. Cicciolina (7” Version)
                                                            19. Purr (7” Version)
                                                            20. Space Between Your Moles
                                                            21. Seine
                                                            22.If JFA Were Still Together
                                                            23. Ghost Of Fun

                                                            Various Artists

                                                            Beehive Breaks

                                                              A crate staple for any lover of feminine funk, Beehive Breaks gathers 15 sultry singles from across the Numero-verse. From Sandy Gaye’s Cruella-synched “Watch The Dog That Brings The Bone” to James Brown ’s soul sister #1 Marva Whitney, teenage girl gangs The Trinikas and Promise, Miami’s queen of soul Betty Wright, plus a previously unissued belter from Chicago’s Sonics Band, Beehive Breaks picks up where sister funk left off.

                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                              SIDE A
                                                              Sandy Gaye - Watch The Dog That Bring The Bone
                                                              Betty Wright - Mr. Lucky
                                                              Marva Whitney - Daddy Don’t Know About Sugar Bear
                                                              The Trinikas - Remember Me
                                                              Betty & Angel - Honey Coated Loving
                                                              Arelean Brown - I’m A Streaker Baby
                                                              The 20th Century - Hot Pants (Part I)

                                                              SIDE B
                                                              Promise - I’m Not Ready For Love
                                                              Pearl Dowdell - Good Things
                                                              Fay Cooper - Closer Together
                                                              Lolla Collins - Save The Children (If There Is To Be A Tomorrow)
                                                              Soul Revival - Do What You Gotta Do
                                                              Mae Young - You Got Me Under Your Spell
                                                              The Ba-Roz - Come Back Boy
                                                              Sonics Band - Second Avenue

                                                              Andwella & Andwellas Dream

                                                              To Dream

                                                                Hold on to your mind! Led by Belfastborn phenom David Lewis, Andwella made three LPs circa 1970 for London’s Reflection label, redolent with Cream-y rock workouts, soaring post-Sgt. Pepper psych experimentation, and earthbound laments The Band might’ve dreamt up at Big Pink. Barely heard back then, they now conjure a popular rock fantasia to challenge the most expertly composed and orchestrated songs of the era. This deluxe set includes meticulous reproductions of the band’s 3-LP discography, plus an ephemera-packed booklet detailing Lewis’s brief moment as a downbeat songwriting visionary at the height of his powers.

                                                                STAFF COMMENTS

                                                                Barry says: A gorgeous, and surprisingly reasonably priced, exhaustive selection of Andwella / Andwella's Dream's releases. Featuring folk-tinged psychedelic riffs and lysergic twists of guitar and vocals, some of these could just as easily have sat among Floyd's early work just as easily as they could Cream or Crosby Stills & Nash. Ace.

                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                1. The Days Grew Longer For Love
                                                                2. Sunday
                                                                3. Lost A Number Found A King
                                                                4. Man Without A Name
                                                                5. Clockwork Man
                                                                6. Cocaine
                                                                7. Shades Of Grey
                                                                8. High On A Mountain
                                                                9. Andwella
                                                                10. Midday Sun
                                                                11. Take My Road
                                                                12. Felix
                                                                13. Goodbye
                                                                14. Hold On To Your Mind
                                                                15. Lady Love
                                                                16. Michael Fitzhenry
                                                                17. I’m Just Happy To See You Get Her
                                                                18. Just How Long
                                                                19. World’s End Part I
                                                                20. World’s End Part II
                                                                21. Back On The Road
                                                                22. I Got A Woman
                                                                23. Reason For Living
                                                                24. Shadow Of The Night
                                                                25. She Taught Me To Love
                                                                26. Saint Bartholomew
                                                                27. The World Of Angelique
                                                                28. Mississippi Water
                                                                29. I’ve Got My Own
                                                                30. Are You Ready
                                                                31. Four Days In September
                                                                32. Lazy Days
                                                                33. People’s People
                                                                34. Behind The Painted Screen
                                                                35. All For You

                                                                Various Artists

                                                                They Move In The Night

                                                                  Discovered after spending 58 years on a dusty shelf in the Louis Wayne Moody Pictures vault, this previously unissued soundtrack contains a backpack’s worth of grieving guitars, somber surf, and haunting hiss, zipped tight with the teeth of abandonment, dashed dreams, moral ambiguity, fate, tearful goodbyes, and lukewarm diner coffee. Because the long arm of society nips at their heels... THEY MOVE IN THE NIGHT.

                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                  1. Branko Mataja - Tuzna Je Nedelija
                                                                  2. Steve Waltner - Tropic Waters
                                                                  3. Bill Garland - Lonesome Guitar
                                                                  4. Red Garrison & His Zodiacs - Taboo
                                                                  5. Jody Reynolds - Tarantula
                                                                  6. The Infernos - Restless Tides
                                                                  7. The Dropouts - Purple Sea
                                                                  8. Ron Heiss & The Low Notes - Far Away
                                                                  9. Bailey’s Nervous Kats - Rumble
                                                                  10. The Travelers - Melody Of The Moon
                                                                  11. Tommy Dae’s High Tensions - Lost Horizon
                                                                  12. Johnny Blue - Crying Guitar
                                                                  13. The Floresents - Dreamtime
                                                                  14. Kay Johnson - Walk Through The Valley
                                                                  15. The Gospel Hawaiinaires - Life’s A Railway To Heaven
                                                                  16. X-Cetra - Wasn’t There

                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                  You're Not From Around Here

                                                                    The previously unissued soundtrack to the 1964 noir, You’re Not From Around Here, discovered after 55 years in the Louis Wayne Moody archive. A hobo’s b indle full of twangy tremolo, reverb-drenched revenge, and existential echo. Songs of alienation, paranoia, dark alleys, betrayal, prison, prostitution, trains, gun play, feminine betrayal, and the dusty, lonely road of self discovery. A black and white affair trapped under the weight of a post-war technicolor allure, You’re Not From Around Here lives in a universe of moral ambiguity.

                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                    1. Gene Sikora - A Song For Mary
                                                                    2. Cheryl Thompson - Black Night
                                                                    3. Bailey’s Nervous Kats - First Love
                                                                    4. Don McGinnis - Good Luck To You
                                                                    5. Shelley Duncan - Somewhere Down The Line
                                                                    6. Attila & The Huns - The Lonely Huns
                                                                    7. Alvie Self - Lonely Walk
                                                                    8. Eddy Bailes & The Cadillacs - Dark Side Of The Moon
                                                                    9. The Jades - Lost Train
                                                                    10. Hayden Thompson – 16.88
                                                                    11. Slim Martin - Haunted After Midnight
                                                                    12. The Expresso’s - Wandering
                                                                    13. Nicky Roberts - Spaceman (Out Of Nowhere)
                                                                    14. Buzz Clifford - Wouldn’t It Be Nice (To Have Wings And Fly)
                                                                    15. Houston And Dorsey - Ebb Tide
                                                                    16. Charlie Megira - Tomorrow’s Gone

                                                                    Skip Mahoaney & The Casuals

                                                                    Your Funny Moods (50th Anniversary Edition)

                                                                      As the empowerment of the ’60s gave way to the societal bankruptcy of the ’70s, a turned-on Black music emerged to soundtrack the agony of America at a crossroads. Tracked at DB Sound in Silver Spring, Maryland by producer R. Jose Williams, Your Funny Moods is built around the rhythms and keys of drumming wiz James Purdie. Remastered here from the original analog tapes, this 50th anniversary edition is peak group harmony soul from the Chocolate City.

                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                      A1. I Need Your Love
                                                                      A2. Town Called Nowhere
                                                                      A3. Struggling Man
                                                                      B1. Your Funny Moods
                                                                      B. I’m Looking Away From My Past
                                                                      B3. Seems Like The Love We Had Is Dead And Gone
                                                                      B4. We Share Love

                                                                      The Mystic Tide

                                                                      Frustration

                                                                        A raw-nerved hybrid of elemental Merseybeat, lugubrious surf-noir and sheer sonic assault, the remarkable legacy of Long Island’s Mystic Tide has long been venerated within the ’60s garage rock pantheon, even if their existential racket only slipped out on a series of painfully rare 45s. Now, the fruit of Joe Docko Jr and friends’ cottage industry has been refurbished in best-ever sound, along with fresh insights as to how this singular brand of noise came to be.

                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                        1. Frustration
                                                                        2. Why
                                                                        3.Running Through The Night
                                                                        4. Mystery Ship
                                                                        5. Stay Away
                                                                        6. I Wouldn’t Care
                                                                        7. Psychedelic Journey (Part 1)
                                                                        8. Psychedelic Journey (Part 2)
                                                                        9. Mystic Eyes
                                                                        10. I Search For New Love
                                                                        11. You Won’t Look Back

                                                                        Codeine & Bedhead

                                                                        Atmosphere / Disorder

                                                                          Twin readings from Joy Division’s post-punk gospels, on 7” for the first time. Codeine’s 1994 take on “Atmosphere” were the New York slowcore band’s final recorded moments, a glum, if not melodic, take on the Salford quartet’s requiem to solitude. On the flip, Dallas’ Bedhead tackle the opener for Unknown Pleasures, reimagining “Disorder” as jangly indie rock.

                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                          A1 Codeine - Atmosphere
                                                                          B1 Bedhead - Disorder

                                                                          The American Analog Set

                                                                          New Drifters

                                                                            Lo-fi, low budget, and low key, The American Analog Set’s suite of hypnotic, neo-psychedelic, Texas sloth-kraut LPs appeared briefly on Austin’s Emperor Jones label and slunk quietly into the sprawling indie underground as the old millennium crested. Gathered here are 'The Fun Of Watching Fireworks', 'From Our Living Room To Yours', and 'The Golden Band albums', garnished with period b-sides, outtakes, and demos. Remastered from the original analog tapes, this early-career spanning 5xLP box includes lyrics, photos, and ephemera from the before times.

                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                            LP1 - The Fun Of Watching Fireworks
                                                                            1. Diana Slowburner II
                                                                            2. On My Way
                                                                            3. Gone To Earth
                                                                            4. On The Run’s Where I’m From
                                                                            5. Dim Stars (The Boy In My Arms)
                                                                            6. Trespassers In The Stereo Field
                                                                            7. Too Tired To Shine II
                                                                            8. It’s Alright

                                                                            LP2 – From Our Living Room To Yours
                                                                            1. Magnificent Seventies
                                                                            2. Using The Hope Diamond As A Doorstop
                                                                            3. Blue Chaise
                                                                            4. Where Have All The Good Boys Gone
                                                                            5. White House
                                                                            6. Two Way Diamond I
                                                                            7. Two Way Diamond II
                                                                            8. Don’t Wake Me

                                                                            LP 3 – The Golden Band
                                                                            1. Weather Report
                                                                            2. A Good Friend Is Always Around
                                                                            3. It’s All About Us
                                                                            4. A Schoolboy’s Charm
                                                                            5. The Wait
                                                                            6. New Drifters I
                                                                            7. New Drifters II
                                                                            8. New Drifters III
                                                                            9. New Drifters IV
                                                                            10. The Golden Band
                                                                            11. I Must Soon Quit The Scene
                                                                            12. Will The Real Danny Radnor Please Stand?

                                                                            LP 4 – Nine Legend Road
                                                                            1. Diana Slowburner II
                                                                            2. High Fidelity Vs. Guy Fidelity
                                                                            3. Magnificent Seventies
                                                                            4. Waking Up Is Hard To Do
                                                                            5. Dr. Pepper
                                                                            6. The Only Living Boy Around
                                                                            7. It’s All About Us
                                                                            8. On My Way
                                                                            9. Thin Fingers
                                                                            10. Living Room Incidental #2 / The Corduroy Kid

                                                                            LP 5 – Nine Legend Road
                                                                            1. Where Did You Come From?
                                                                            2. Too Tired To Shine I
                                                                            3. Queen Of Her Own Parade
                                                                            4. Mellow Fellow
                                                                            5. You Don’t Want Me To Arrive, Do You?
                                                                            6. What Are We Going To Tell Guy?
                                                                            7. Where Did You Come From (Reprise)

                                                                            Various Artists

                                                                            Eccentric Soul: The Forte Label

                                                                              From 1967-1980, Kansas City’s Forte Records captured nearly every iteration of popular Black music; basement beehiver-y from The Ray-Ons and Four Darlings, funky soul from Gene Williams Lee Harris, Louis Chachere, and The Fantastiks, downtempo disco ballads from James Whitney and Sharon Revoal, and the newly independent work of James Brown’s former Soul Sister #1 Marva Whitney.

                                                                              Compiled here are 28 of the label’s enduring sides, contextualized with copious photos, ephemera, and essay, all housed in heavy weight gatefold jacket.



                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                              1. Gene Williams - Don’t Let Your Love Fade Away
                                                                              2. Lee Harris - I Am Gonna Get Your Thing
                                                                              3. Tear Drops - I’m Gonna Get You
                                                                              4. Louis Chachere - The Hen Pt 1
                                                                              5. The Fantasticks - Cry Night And Day
                                                                              6. Marva W. Taylor - I’ve Lived The Life
                                                                              7. The Fabulous Rhythm Makers - Mini, Mini Afro Twist
                                                                              8. Tony Ashley And The Delicates - I’ll Never Be Satisfied
                                                                              9. The Rayons - You Confuse Me Baby
                                                                              10. The Four Darlings - Baby Your Love Is Amazing
                                                                              11. Lee Harris - Lookin’ Good
                                                                              12. Marva Whitney - Daddy Don’t Know About Sugar Bear
                                                                              13. Gene Williams - Whatever You Do (Do It Good)
                                                                              14. Everyday People - Is It Really That Bad
                                                                              15. The Rayons - Baby Be Good
                                                                              16. Tony Ashley And The Delicates - All Along I’ve Loved You
                                                                              17. Lee Harris - I’ve Got To Have Somebody’s Love
                                                                              18. Everyday People - Super Black
                                                                              19. James Whitney - With Fun In My Life
                                                                              20. Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star
                                                                              21. Marva W. Taylor - Nothing I’d Rather Be (Than Your Weakness)
                                                                              22. The Four Darlings - Give Me Love
                                                                              23. Unknown Artist - Dearest Lover
                                                                              24. The Fantasticks - Live And Let Live
                                                                              25. The Fabulous Rhythm Makers - Ya Gotta Be Doing It
                                                                              26. Lee Harris - Skate Boogaloo And Karate Too
                                                                              27. Tear Drops - Don’t Fade Away
                                                                              28. Marva Whitney And Ellis “Gripey” Taylor - We Need More (But Somebody Gotta Sacrifce)

                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                              Eccentric Soul: The Shoestring Label

                                                                                Operating in a basement studio at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, pipeline man Howard Neal and his appropriately named Shoestring label was Alton, Illinois’ answer to a question no one asked. Pressed in minuscule numbers and barely outside the 62002 zip code, the singles by The James Family, Jimmie Green, Pete & Cheez, and Carletta Sue are prime examples of cosmic midwestern disco in search of a break. This heavy weight 10-song LP is housed in a tip-on sleeve, and includes an essay and imagery that complete the picture of this pure expression of small- town soul.

                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                1. The James Family - We’ve Got It Made
                                                                                2. Jimmie Green - Let Yourself Go
                                                                                3. Pete & Cheez - You And Me
                                                                                4. Howard Neal And Friends - A Broken Heart Will Mend
                                                                                5. Howard Neal - Disco Fever
                                                                                6. Jimmie Green - Dance
                                                                                7. Pete & Cheez - So Smooth
                                                                                8. Carletta Sue - You Keep Holding Back On Love
                                                                                9. Jimmie Green - I Need You So
                                                                                10. Howard Neal And Friends - You’re All The Woman I Need
                                                                                11. The James Family - Radio Promo

                                                                                Karate

                                                                                Some Boots

                                                                                  On 2002’s Some Boots, Boston indie rock trio Karate further plumb the depths of their omnidirectional musical explorations. Every chord and beat works to deepen the pensiveness of Geoff Farina’s impressionistic lyrics, that explore the emotional complexities of nostalgia. The eight-song LP is housed in a tip-on jacket, and includes a replica lyric sheet for the original kids and spies alike

                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                  SIDE A
                                                                                  1. Original Spies
                                                                                  2. First Release
                                                                                  3. Ice Or Ground?
                                                                                  4. Remain Relaxed

                                                                                  SIDE B
                                                                                  1. In Hundreds
                                                                                  2. Airport
                                                                                  3. Baby Teeth
                                                                                  4. South

                                                                                  Skullcrusher / The Hated

                                                                                  Split 7"

                                                                                    Never said it’d be like this, right? Skullcrusher’s 21st century rendering of The Hated’s 1985 early emo blueprint “Words Come Back” reinvents the song as subtle, ambient folk music. The flip features two versions of the original, including Dan Littleton’s home demo, cut in a maddening double groove, and housed in an elegant black and silver sleeve, with embossed braille lettering for the visually impaired. “This is my way of making a punk song,” Skullcrusher’s Helen Ballentine said, “ignoring structure and letting everything just pour out—though quite a bit quieter.”

                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                    A1 Skullcrusher - Words Come Back
                                                                                    B1 The Hated - Words Come Back
                                                                                    B2 The Hated - Words Come Back (Piano Version)

                                                                                    Various Artists

                                                                                    Eccentric Soul: The Saadia Label

                                                                                      After the fall of the Deep City label, Rocketeers bandleader Frank Williams set up shop under the name of his twin daughters Saadia and Giwada and got to work reinventing the Miami Sound. Tracked between 1968-1970, this LP gathers 15 of Saadia’s funkiest and deeply soulful moments, featuring Pearl Dowell, Joey Gilmore, Little Beaver, Frank Williams’ Rocketeers, Robert Moore, Brother Williams, and Sam Baker. Your next sample, first dance, workout jam or closing credits is buried in here somewhere.

                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                      1. Pearl Dowell - It’s All Over
                                                                                      2. Little Beaver & The Rocketeers -
                                                                                      Everybody Has Some Dues To Pay
                                                                                      3. Robert Moore - Just Can’t Help Myself
                                                                                      4. Little Beaver & The Rocketeers - Do Right Man
                                                                                      5. Brother Williams - Right On Brother
                                                                                      6. Pearl Dowell - Good Things
                                                                                      7. Joey Gilmore - Somebody Done Took My Baby And Gone
                                                                                      8. Little Beaver & The Rocketeers - Blind Man
                                                                                      9. Joey Gilmore - Girl Your Best Friend Done Took Your Place
                                                                                      10. Robert Moore - Everything’s Gonna Be Alright
                                                                                      11. Little Beaver & The Rocketeers -
                                                                                      Do It To Me One More Time
                                                                                      12. Thunder Lightning And Rain - Super Funky
                                                                                      13. Brother Williams - Cold Sweat
                                                                                      14. Joey Gilmore - Blind Man
                                                                                      15. Sam Baker - Do Right Man

                                                                                      Joanna Brouk

                                                                                      Sounds Of The Sea

                                                                                        Joanna Brouk’s most ambitious recording, Sounds of the Sea is a concept album full of mystery and eroticism. A conch shell bookends this journey into the deep, going down and down and down further, never reaching bottom. Drawing inspiration from various legends of mermaids and sailors, Brouk weaves circling flutes, vocals, drones and whale songs to describe a sense of unfathomable longing more clearly than words could ever express. Sounds of the Sea is a hypnotic and profound achievement by one of new age’s greatest composers.

                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                        SIDE A - Atravesta
                                                                                        1. Invocation
                                                                                        2. Atavesta
                                                                                        3. Playing In The Water
                                                                                        4. Aurora
                                                                                        5. Diving Deeper, Remembering Love
                                                                                        6. Going To Sleep

                                                                                        SIDE B - The Sailor And The Nymph
                                                                                        1. The Reminder Of Long Ago
                                                                                        2. The Nymph Rising
                                                                                        3. Calling The Sailor
                                                                                        4. First Meeting
                                                                                        5. Touching The Sky
                                                                                        6. The Sounding
                                                                                        7. Return To The Deep

                                                                                        The Contessas

                                                                                        Broken Heart / Gimme Gimme

                                                                                          The E Records label gets the Numero treatment. Beehive sisters The Contessas only experienced afraction of what could have been. Both ‘Broken Heart’ and ‘Gimme Gimme’ simply describe their short-lived experiences through ghostly string, soulful vocals, and funky rhythms.

                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                          1. Broken Heart
                                                                                          2. Gimme Gimme

                                                                                          Vickie & The Van Dykes

                                                                                          I Wanna Be A Winner / Outcast

                                                                                            New York’s Cleopatra label gets the Numero treatment. Hailing from Tommy Falcones swarm, Beehive lead Vickie & The Van Dykes were the sound of the coming youth revolt - Vickie had rock ‘n’ roll inher bones and rawhide in her voice. ‘I Wanna Be a Winner’ and ‘Outcast’ were songs tailored to her rebellious personality.

                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                            1. I Wanna Be A Winner
                                                                                            2. Outcast

                                                                                            The Belles

                                                                                            Melvin / Come Back

                                                                                              The Tiara label gets the Numero treatment. North Miami Beach’s The Belles were remarkably free of any masculine influence - an all-girl, teen rock band who played instruments, wrote songs,and were a good representation of multiculturalismin the 1960s. The Belles’ lone single featured ‘Melvin’, a gender swapped rewrite of Them’s ‘Gloria’, backed with Come Back’ Pure representation of girls in the garage.

                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                              1. Melvin
                                                                                              2. Come Back

                                                                                              Various Artists

                                                                                              Skyway Soul: Gary, Indiana

                                                                                                A sonic snapshot of America’s steel capital, developed in the prosperous cavern between the departure of the Jackson 5 to Motown and the collapse of U.S. Steel, Skyway Soul is a love letter to Gary, Indiana. Featuring The New Day, El Anthony, Nate Evans, Sky’s The Limit, Wilton Crump, Lost Weekend, General Lee, Krash Band, Billy Foster & Audio, I.N.D., and Junei, this double album collects 21 lost songs from the southern-most tip of Lake Michigan. Housed in a deluxe tip-on gatefold jacket, with a 16-page booklet crammed with photos, ephemera, and an indepth essay from Jake Austen, Skyway Soul connects the dots between The Spaniels, Michael Jackson, and Freddie Gibbs. Don’t forget to pay the toll.

                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                1. The Newday - Wait A Minute Girl
                                                                                                2. El Anthony - I Want To Be Together With You
                                                                                                3. Nate Evans - Main Squeeze
                                                                                                4. El Anthony - Sweet Jo-Ann
                                                                                                5. Sky’s The Limit - Don’t Be Afraid
                                                                                                6. Nate Evans & Mean Green - The Look On Your Face
                                                                                                7. Wilton Crump - Give Your Love To Me
                                                                                                8. Lost Weekend - The Bridge Of Love
                                                                                                9. Wilton Crump - Think It Through
                                                                                                10. The Krash Band - So I Can Make This Change
                                                                                                11. El Anthony - We’ve Been In Love Too Long
                                                                                                12. General Lee & Lost Weekend - Trouble
                                                                                                13. General Lee - Pleasure
                                                                                                14. Billy Foster - I Need Your Love
                                                                                                15. Into New Dimensions - Stay Sweet
                                                                                                16. General Lee - Magic
                                                                                                17. Junei - Let’s Ride
                                                                                                18. Into New Dimensions - You Just Be You
                                                                                                19. Billy Foster - Night Music
                                                                                                20. Into New Dimensions - Everybody Likes To Do It
                                                                                                21. General Lee & The Space Army Band - We Did It Baby (Part 1)

                                                                                                Duster

                                                                                                Remote Echoes

                                                                                                  Culled from half a decade of home four-tracking, Remote Echoes is a hissy, crumbly, and ungrounded expression of Clay Parton and Canaan Amber’s ongoing Duster project. A mix of cassette only demos released under the banners Christmas Dust and On The Dodge, this 14 track album also includes a bevy of previously unissued stragglers. Duster’s unique blend of fuzzy guitars, bargain synths, muffled percussion, and hushed vocals anticipated chillwave, mumblecore, and corecore, elegantly illustrating the holy trinity of slacker vices: cigarettes, coffee, and the weed supreme.

                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                  1. Before The Veil
                                                                                                  2. Cigarettes And Coffee
                                                                                                  3. The Weed Supreme
                                                                                                  4. Untitled 59
                                                                                                  5. I Know I Won’t
                                                                                                  6. Moon In Aries
                                                                                                  7. Glue
                                                                                                  8. Testphase
                                                                                                  9. Lost Time
                                                                                                  10. Strange
                                                                                                  11. The Mood
                                                                                                  12. Country Heather
                                                                                                  13. Untitled 84
                                                                                                  14. Darby

                                                                                                  LaJohn & Sheela & Magic Touch

                                                                                                  Too Far Gone B/w Everybody's Problem

                                                                                                    Chicago’s Magic Touch label gets the Numero Group treatment. Available for the first time ever on 7”, Boogie Holy-Grail “Too Far Gone” has been “Too Hard To Find” on the second hand market since first introduced to the masses via the legendary cratesmith Mark Grusane of Mr. Peabody Records. Rare Groove Windy City Disco at its finest sliced, diced and remastered for maximum dancefloor potential. 

                                                                                                    Maxx Traxx / Third Rail

                                                                                                    Maxx Traxx / Third Rail

                                                                                                      There was one irrepressible Chicago club act that refused to be replaced by any DJ’s sound system. Maxx Traxx (and Third Rail before them) were a scene unto themselves in the early 80s, happening live on-stage five-plus nights a week somewhere in the 312. Their two LPs, both recorded in 1982, are a sheer energy ride almost too explosive to be captured by studio tape. And yet these two stone classics would remain unanswered by a city as it moved determinedly toward the motorik sound of house. Hop the turnstile and move with this complete document of Chicago’s last great club band told in detailed text, newly revealed photos, and complete studio recordings painstakingly remastered.

                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                      Side A
                                                                                                      1. Don’t Touch It!
                                                                                                      2. You & I
                                                                                                      3. Tell Me
                                                                                                      4. Time Has Come
                                                                                                      Side B
                                                                                                      7. Lets Have A Party
                                                                                                      8. Living Without You
                                                                                                      9. To Be With You
                                                                                                      10. Let Me Love You
                                                                                                      Side C
                                                                                                      7. Reachin’ For It
                                                                                                      8. Just Had To Tell You
                                                                                                      9. If You Want It (You Can Have It)
                                                                                                      Side D
                                                                                                      7. Let Me Love You
                                                                                                      8. Living Without You
                                                                                                      9.Mainstream

                                                                                                      Various Artists

                                                                                                      V4 Visions: Of Love & Androids - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                                                        In the midst of the UK house rave-olution of the early-’90s, London’s V4 Visions imprint documented the confluence of street soul, deep house, swingbeat, and jungle sounds emanating from the clubs and pirate radio signals. Over the course of half a decade, V4’s unparalleled 12” output referenced every significant Black British music scene; from lovers rock to jazz-funk, sound system reggae to hip hop, new jack swing to garage, from artists Ashaye, Julie Stapleton, Maureen Mason, Rohan Delano, The Wades, and Endangered Species. This 18-track double LP is the first critical overview of the label, with extensive notes by Simon Reynolds, era-defining photographs, and fresh remasters, all housed in a glorious foil-stamped gatefold tip-on sleeve. Is this a dream?

                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                        1. Maureen Mason I'm Believing (In Love Again)
                                                                                                        2. Ashaye What's This World Coming To
                                                                                                        3. Julie Stapleton Just Dreaming
                                                                                                        4. Ashaye Dreaming (Original Mix)
                                                                                                        5. Julie Stapleton (Feat. Ashaye) All The Way (Guitar Mix)
                                                                                                        6. Maureen Mason If This Is A Dream
                                                                                                        7. The Wades Get Off That (Poison)
                                                                                                        8. Ashaye Come Go With Me
                                                                                                        9. Julie Stapleton Where's Your Love Gone (Remix)
                                                                                                        10. Rohan Delano The Way I Love You
                                                                                                        11. Ashaye Dreaming (Jungle Mix)
                                                                                                        12. Endangered Species Just A Memory (Vocal Mix)
                                                                                                        13. Endangered Species Endangered Species
                                                                                                        14. Insight (Feat. Ashaye) Fantasy (Insight Mix)
                                                                                                        15. Ashaye Nowhere To Run (Instrumental South Side Mix)
                                                                                                        16. Insight Paradise (Para Dub)
                                                                                                        17. Jungle Biznizz Joy In The Jungle
                                                                                                        18. Rohan Delano Inflight

                                                                                                        Duster

                                                                                                        Stratosphere - National Album Day 2023 Edition

                                                                                                          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

                                                                                                          SIDE A
                                                                                                          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
                                                                                                          SIDE B
                                                                                                          9 Two Way Radio
                                                                                                          10 Inside Out
                                                                                                          11 Stratosphere
                                                                                                          12 Reed To Hillsborough
                                                                                                          13 Shadows Of Planes
                                                                                                          14 Earth Moon Transit
                                                                                                          15 The Twins/Romantica
                                                                                                          16 Sideria

                                                                                                          Various Artists

                                                                                                          Eccentric Boogie

                                                                                                            Numero are at it again! Hand delivering you the finest curation of rare and sought-after boogie tracks, officially licensed and for an absolute bargain of a price! Just look at that first track alone - Maxx Traxx's "Don't Touch It!" - part of a double A-side 7" released on Pulse in 1982 and going for arond £200 a copy... and that's just the start. This truly is a special collection - meticulously compiled by the Numero crew who you feel must have had to do alot of leg work aquiring the licenses and master tapes of this mighty collection. It's not all just high value for the sake of it either - Donnell Pitman's "Burning Up" remained unreleased till the label unearthered in around 2015, Ronnie Robbins' "Contagious" another example, completely unreleased until discovered and released by Numero - just where are they finding this stuff?!

                                                                                                            A completely essential purchase for any boogie lover and another wonderful addition to the Numero catalogue. Highly recommended!  

                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                                                            1. Maxx Traxx - Don’t Touch It!
                                                                                                            2. Stylle Band - If You Love Me
                                                                                                            3. Home Boy And The C.O.L - I Saw You Dancing
                                                                                                            4. Unit Three - Lets Boogie Tonight
                                                                                                            5. Steven - Quick
                                                                                                            SIDE B
                                                                                                            7. Donnell Pitman - Burning Up
                                                                                                            8. Duke D - Lady Luck
                                                                                                            9. Ronnie Robbins - Contagious
                                                                                                            10. Pete & Cheez - You And Me
                                                                                                            11. Contrast - Slippin’ In The Night

                                                                                                            Pot Valiant

                                                                                                            Never Return

                                                                                                              Loitering on the same Berkeley streets that birthed Green Day, Operation Ivy, and Crimpshrine, Pot Valiant (AKA Vagrants) developed their own style of Gilmangaze in the early-’90s. Compiled here are the band’s Lookout and Sunny Sindicut 7”s, Transaudio LP, comp tracks, and three previously unissued songs. Remastered from the original tapes, this 2xLP package is housed in a tip-on gatefold sleeve and includes a 20 page booklet crammed with notes, flyers, and photos of this staple of outsider emo.


                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                              LP1
                                                                                                              1. Nugget Killer
                                                                                                              2. Tapir
                                                                                                              3. Oar
                                                                                                              4. Low Dexterity Points
                                                                                                              5. This Heaven Has Bars
                                                                                                              6. Sick
                                                                                                              7. Going
                                                                                                              8. Last Sun
                                                                                                              9. Untitled (Unfinished)

                                                                                                              LP2
                                                                                                              1. Volar
                                                                                                              2. Low Dexterity Points (Single)
                                                                                                              3. Loud Street
                                                                                                              4. Wood
                                                                                                              5. Mythmaker’s Office
                                                                                                              6. Cell
                                                                                                              7. Open Book
                                                                                                              8. Gone
                                                                                                              9. Alone
                                                                                                              10. Civilization Was
                                                                                                              11. Used
                                                                                                              12. Berth

                                                                                                              Mind & Matter

                                                                                                              1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                Boasting a perfectly calibrated vocal quartet, an aggressive rhythm section, and stacks of Rhodes, Rolands, and Hammond keyboards, Mind & Matter were instrumental in creating the Minneapolis Sound. Tracked in 1977, this bundle of never-before-released basement demos throw Jimmy Jan Harris’ beloved Philadelphia Sound into an unfinished root cellar, pelting it with Clavinet attacks, disco skats, and infectious hooks. Named for the street address of its underground uptown genesis, 1514 Oliver Avenue (Basement) is an organic alternative to a late-’70s Prince songbook gone increasingly synthetic.

                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                1. No One Else Can Do It To Me Baby
                                                                                                                2. The Wonder Of It All
                                                                                                                3. My Love Is Like A Fire
                                                                                                                4. I Don’t Know Why (I Love You Like I Do)
                                                                                                                6. Disco Child
                                                                                                                7. When You’re Touching Me
                                                                                                                8. Would Be Mine
                                                                                                                9. Virgin Lady

                                                                                                                Shira Small

                                                                                                                The Line Of Time And The Plane Of Now - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                  Real people music recorded at a Quaker Boarding school in the mid-’70s. Mixing soft psych, vocal jazz, and sunshine soul, Shira Small and her high school music teacher Lars Clutterham created a peerless artifact of outsider magic. Imagination, wonder, the existential dread of Vietnam and math class and getting caught smoking weed in Nixon’s America… it’s all here. Is your life alright?

                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                  1. Lights Gleam Lonely
                                                                                                                  2. Here I Stand
                                                                                                                  3. Cool Dude
                                                                                                                  4. My Life’s All Right
                                                                                                                  5. I Want To Lay With You
                                                                                                                  6. Eternal Life
                                                                                                                  7. Gimme Magic
                                                                                                                  8. Touch Of Blue
                                                                                                                  9. Fingerpainter
                                                                                                                  10. In An Open Field

                                                                                                                  Various Artists

                                                                                                                  Eccentric Northern Soul

                                                                                                                    Northern soul floor fillers of the Eccentric variety. Compiling 17 handpicked gems from across the Numeroverse, this album keeps the faith for both newcomers and veterans alike. Soaring vocals, driving beats, and syrupy strings... expect a blend of classic Motown-inspired sounds with a unique British flair that is sure to get your feet moving. The only northern soul record you’ll ever need. 

                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                    1. Out Of Sights - Tears Don’t Care
                                                                                                                    2. The Sequins - He’s A Flirt
                                                                                                                    3. Helene Smith - Thrills And Chills
                                                                                                                    4. Morris Chestnut - Too Darn Soulful
                                                                                                                    5. The Sensations - Demanding Man
                                                                                                                    6. The Extremes - How I Need Your Love
                                                                                                                    7. Ed Crook - That’s Alright
                                                                                                                    8. Carl Henderson - That Girl
                                                                                                                    9. Bob & Fred - I’ll Be On My Way
                                                                                                                    10. Elvin Spencer - Lift This Hurt
                                                                                                                    11. Syl Johnson - One Way Ticket To Nowhere
                                                                                                                    12. Eula Cooper - Standing By Love
                                                                                                                    13. Barbara Stant - My Mind HoldsOn To Yesterday
                                                                                                                    14. Ty Karim - Lighten Up Baby
                                                                                                                    15. Stormy - I Won’t Stop To Cry
                                                                                                                    16. Royal Jesters - Use Your Head
                                                                                                                    17. Otis Brown - I’m Ready For Love

                                                                                                                    Ponderosa Twins + 1

                                                                                                                    Bound B/w I Remember You

                                                                                                                      An American soul vocal group that would go on to shape the sound of pop music much farther beyond their imaginations, Numero is proud to present the first official American 45’ repressing of the Ponderosa Twins + 1 original 1971 release of Bound b/w I Remember You.

                                                                                                                      TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                      A. Bound
                                                                                                                      B. I Remember You

                                                                                                                      Codeine

                                                                                                                      Frigid Stars - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                        The drowsiest and earliest inklings of the slow core movement can be traced to Codeine’s 1991 debut. Combining the Louisville scene’s relaxed tempo with doom metal’s distorted slurry, the album is a depressing masterpiece of hushed vocals, noisy guitar, and punishing drums. Remastered from the original analog tapes and recreated in painstaking detail, Frigid Stars LP is the NYC trio’s fuzziest and most affecting work. “A deft musical approximation of the sound of water turning to ice, the guitars are so weighed down with distortion that they struggle to march from one chord to the next.”—Pitchfork

                                                                                                                        TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                        1. D
                                                                                                                        2. Gravel Bed
                                                                                                                        3. Pickup Song
                                                                                                                        4. New Year’s
                                                                                                                        SIDE B
                                                                                                                        5. Second Chance
                                                                                                                        6. Cave-In
                                                                                                                        7. Cigarette Machine
                                                                                                                        8. Old Things

                                                                                                                        Codeine

                                                                                                                        Barely Real - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                          After the scrapped Dessau sessions in1992, Codeine returned with an EP of icy and effervescent tracks. Clocking in at a brisk 25 minutes, the six-song 12” features drummer Chris Brokaw’s final recordings with the group, plus noisy guitar from Bitch Magnet’s Jon Fine and a solo piano arrangement from Bastro’s David Grubbs. Remastered from the original analog tapes and recreated in painstaking detail, Barely Real is the slow core classic your therapist warned you about. “As far away from traditional rock & roll heart as a post-stellar universe is to the Big Bang.”—The Quietus

                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                          1. Realize
                                                                                                                          2. Jr
                                                                                                                          3. Barely Real
                                                                                                                          4. Hard To Find
                                                                                                                          5. W.
                                                                                                                          6. Promise Of Love

                                                                                                                          Andre Gibson & Universal Togetherness Band

                                                                                                                          Apart: Demos (1980-1984)

                                                                                                                            Recorded in various basements and professional studios around Chicago between 1980 and 1984, the Apart Demos documents 12 intimate and stripped-down sketches, demos and unreleased tracks by Andre Gibson and the Universal Togetherness Band as they pivoted to solo careers. From heartfelt tributes to lovers adorned by a silky Fender Rhodes to disco party-starters about spiritual gratitude, Andre Gibson universally lets us into his heart and brings it all together in the end.

                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                            1. All My Pals
                                                                                                                            2. Thankful For You
                                                                                                                            3. Love Changes Life’s Changes
                                                                                                                            4. Bring Me Home
                                                                                                                            5. Call Me
                                                                                                                            6. Valentine Lover
                                                                                                                            7. Don’t It Feel Good
                                                                                                                            8. I Wanna Take You Away
                                                                                                                            9. Stuck On A Thrill
                                                                                                                            10. Say I Will (Ft. Dawn Brooks)
                                                                                                                            11. Breakaway
                                                                                                                            12. I’m Falling

                                                                                                                            Bailey's Nervous Kats

                                                                                                                            The Nervous Kats - 2023 Reissue

                                                                                                                              Isolated at the rural fringe of Northern California, Bailey’s Nervous Kats took Shasta County by storm in the early ’60s. Combining surf, rock n’ roll, exotica, and R&B, the Kats were a teenage dream draped in Magnatone amplifiers and crisp white polo tees. Their self-titled—and only—LP came at the dead end of the band’s run, issued on Orville Simmons’ one-shot Emma imprint in 1965. The mid-century modern LP of your dreams.

                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                              1. Surf Express
                                                                                                                              2. Cobra
                                                                                                                              3. First Love
                                                                                                                              4. Five Fingers Of Scotch
                                                                                                                              5. Chong
                                                                                                                              6. Pandora
                                                                                                                              7. Simba
                                                                                                                              8. Traveling Sam
                                                                                                                              9. I Don’t Know
                                                                                                                              10. Prophecy Of Love
                                                                                                                              11. Devil’s Run
                                                                                                                              12. Northwind

                                                                                                                              Helene Smith

                                                                                                                              I Am Controlled By Your Love

                                                                                                                                Teenage melancholy from the original Miami Sound Machine. Backed by the infamous FAMU Marching 100 Band and Frank Williams’ crack shot players The Rocketeers, I Am Controlled By Your Love compiles sides from Helene Smith’s ’60s tenure with the Deep City, Lloyd, Reid, and Blue Star labels. A sweltering album of 12 deeply soulful, alternate universe hits from the First Lady of Miami Soul!

                                                                                                                                TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                1. I Am Controlled By Your Love
                                                                                                                                2. Sure Thing
                                                                                                                                3. True Love Don’t Grow On Trees
                                                                                                                                4. Pain In My Heart
                                                                                                                                5. Willing And Able
                                                                                                                                6. Wrong Or Right He’s My Baby
                                                                                                                                7. You Got To Do Your Share
                                                                                                                                8. Thrills And Chills
                                                                                                                                9. What’s In The Lovin’
                                                                                                                                10. The Pot Can’t Talk About The Kettle
                                                                                                                                11. Gossip Don’t Worry Me
                                                                                                                                12. China Melody

                                                                                                                                Dimas III

                                                                                                                                I Won’t Love You Again / So Funny

                                                                                                                                  After branching off from The Royal Jesters in the mid-1960s, Dimas Garza attempted a solo career and reinvented himself as Dimas III. Dimas recorded three singles on the Jesters’ own Clown label, all tracked at Abie Epstein’s studio off General McMullen in San Antonio, TX. The first were ‘So Funny’ and ‘I Won’t Love You Again’, which are almost impossible to find now. Garza never did manage to break beyond the Bexar County limits, but he left a rich legacy of recordings behind for lowrider enthusiasts and obsessed collectors alike. 

                                                                                                                                  The Dreamliners

                                                                                                                                  Just Me And You / Best Things In Life

                                                                                                                                    Southside sweethearts the Dreamliners first came into the scene as the Royaltones in 1961 when they were students at South San High School in San Antonio, TX. In 1963, label head Abie Epstein signed them to his Cobra & Jox labels, producing four singles. On the way to a studio session, Ana (Ana) Wilburn coined ‘The Best Things In Life’ on the dashboard of her car. Out popped a playful Farfisa and harmony-driven tune reminiscent of the Crystals or Ronettes. Ana also wrote and sang lead on the haunting ballad ‘Just Me and You’. A song about longing and adolescent heartache that’s perfect for any postbreakup session.

                                                                                                                                    Lucky Rosenbloom

                                                                                                                                    Keep Your Faith In God / Just Give It All To Christ

                                                                                                                                      In a club scene saturated with the Minneapolis sound, Lucky Rosenbloom was searching for something different. Using Korg and Moog synths, Steinway Concert Piano and a Boss DR-110 Dr. Rhythm, he created his own funky fusion sound to spread the word of God to the mainstream. Recorded at Minneapolis’s Custom Record Studios he cut 200 copies of this elusive 45, of which only a few known copies exist. The record was promoted on his cable access TV show, ‘Lucky Mania TV’, where he encouraged kids to say no to drugs and take their vitamins.

                                                                                                                                      The Royal Jesters

                                                                                                                                      Take Me For A Little While / We Go Together

                                                                                                                                        The Royal Jesters were a household name in the 1960s in San Antonio, TX. Formed by Henry Hernandez and Oscar Lawson, the group performed at school dances and downtown clubs and eventually leased and managed their own venue, the legendary Patio Andaluz. The group also started their own label, Jester Records, and recorded various singles, including a take on Vanilla Fudge’s ‘Take Me For A Little While’, with the towering Louie Escalante on lead. The group also recorded ‘We Go Together’, a group harmony classic with 16 year old Luvine Elias, Jr on a Lowrey organ.

                                                                                                                                        Barbara Stant

                                                                                                                                        My Mind Holds On To Yesterday

                                                                                                                                          Eventually crowned Queen of the Norfolk Sound, Barbara Stant was just a teenager when she auditioned for Shiptown impresario Noah Biggs in 1970. A dozen sides were tracked throughout the decade, producing a body of work that stretched from deep soul to northern soul to sister funk. By 1978 disco was in overdrive, Noah Biggs was in the ground, and Stant’s career on hold. My Mind Holds Onto Yesterday is what remains.

                                                                                                                                          TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                          1. My Mind Holds On To Yesterday
                                                                                                                                          2. I ’m Going To Outfit You Baby
                                                                                                                                          3. Hung On
                                                                                                                                          4. That Man Of Mine
                                                                                                                                          5. Unsatisfied Woman
                                                                                                                                          6. Shadow In Your Footsteps
                                                                                                                                          7. (You’ve Got To) Try It Again
                                                                                                                                          8. (I Found Me A) Real Man
                                                                                                                                          9. He’s Still Your Man
                                                                                                                                          10. You Know I Love You
                                                                                                                                          11. Baby I Love You

                                                                                                                                          Karate

                                                                                                                                          Unsolved

                                                                                                                                            As Warped Tour pop-punk and American Apparel indie rock dominated the strange post-Y2K guitar-band milieu, Boston’s Karate delivered an engrossing shot of rock that constantly shifted between several shades of subterranean sounds. The quiet moments on Karate’s millennium busting fourth album carry much of that old, unbridled intensity, braided into subdued jazz melodies and slowcore restraint. Karate’s transition into rock maturity bore supple fruit with Unsolved, presented here with three previously unreleased songs.

                                                                                                                                            TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                            SIDE A
                                                                                                                                            1. Small Fired
                                                                                                                                            2. The Lived-Yet-Named
                                                                                                                                            3. Sever

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

                                                                                                                                            SIDE C
                                                                                                                                            8. The Angels Just Have To Show
                                                                                                                                            9. This Day Next Year

                                                                                                                                            SIDE D
                                                                                                                                            10. Get Reborn (Rehearsal)
                                                                                                                                            11. Old Codes (Rehearsal)
                                                                                                                                            12. The Angels Just Have To Show (Rehearsal)

                                                                                                                                            Duster

                                                                                                                                            Moods, Modes

                                                                                                                                              Explore the Duster universe on the far superior 45RPM format. This deluxe triple 7” box contains Duster’s first single—1997’s Transmission Flux (including “Stars Will Fall” & “Orbitron”), 1998’s Apex, Trance[1]Like (featuring “Four Hours”), plus Stratosphere’s painfully absent “Echo, Bravo” and the lost 2002 outtake “What You’re Doing To Me.” Housed in replica sleeves and placed in a sturdy two-piece box, Moods, Modes also contains a Duster-branded hanky for those who like to accessorize.

                                                                                                                                              TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                              Disc 1: Transmission, Flux
                                                                                                                                              Side A


                                                                                                                                              1 Orbitron
                                                                                                                                              2 Fuzz And Timbre
                                                                                                                                              3 My Friends Are Cosmonauts

                                                                                                                                              Side B

                                                                                                                                              4 Closer To The Speed Of Sound
                                                                                                                                              5 Stars Will Fall

                                                                                                                                              Disc 2: Apex, Trance-Like
                                                                                                                                              Side A

                                                                                                                                              6 Light Years

                                                                                                                                              Side B

                                                                                                                                              7 Four Hours

                                                                                                                                              Disc 3: Echo, Bravo
                                                                                                                                              Side A

                                                                                                                                              8 Echo, Bravo

                                                                                                                                              Side B

                                                                                                                                              9 What You’re Doing To Me

                                                                                                                                              Peter Barclay

                                                                                                                                              I'm Not Your Toy

                                                                                                                                                Peter Barclay recorded at home and produced two barely-released albums, 1990’s dreamlike Acceptance and 1992’s synth pop What Kind Of World, winning over the few who heard them. But fame outside his small circle was not to be, and Barclay was lost in the late-’90s crest of the AIDS epidemic. Rediscovered for a new generation, this is queer music at its finest.

                                                                                                                                                Laraaji

                                                                                                                                                Segue To Infinity

                                                                                                                                                  The definitive collection of Laraaji’s earliest works, Segue To Infinity compiles his 1978 debut Celestial Vibration and six additional side-long studio sessions from previously unknown acetates from the same period. A lengthy essay by Living Colour’s Vernon Reid chronicles the origins of Edward “Flash” Gordon, illustrated with dozens of previously unpublished photographs that capture this beautiful and elusive young artist. Full of discovery and wonderment, Segue To Infinity is a miraculous chronicle of new age’s most fabled artist.

                                                                                                                                                  TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                  1. Bethlehem
                                                                                                                                                  2. All Pervading
                                                                                                                                                  3. Ocean
                                                                                                                                                  4. Koto
                                                                                                                                                  5. Kalimba
                                                                                                                                                  6. Segue To Infinity
                                                                                                                                                  7. Kalimba 2
                                                                                                                                                  8. Kalimba 4

                                                                                                                                                  Duster

                                                                                                                                                  Duster

                                                                                                                                                    After a 19-year hiatus, Duster came back with their S/T chef-d’oeuvre in 2019. Recorded in band member Clay Parton’s garage (aka Low Earth Orbit), the record bears all the hallmarks of the band’s early work: gaunt basslines, spindly guitars, and melancholy lyrics that lurk in the background.

                                                                                                                                                    TRACK LISTING

                                                                                                                                                    Side A
                                                                                                                                                    A1 Copernicus Crater
                                                                                                                                                    A2 I’m Lost
                                                                                                                                                    A3 Chocolate And Mint
                                                                                                                                                    A4 Summer War
                                                                                                                                                    A5 Lomo
                                                                                                                                                    A6 Damaged

                                                                                                                                                    Side B
                                                                                                                                                    B1 Letting Go
                                                                                                                                                    B2 Go Back
                                                                                                                                                    B3 Hoya Paranoia
                                                                                                                                                    B4 Ghoulish
                                                                                                                                                    B5 Ghost World
                                                                                                                                                    B6 The Thirteen

                                                                                                                                                    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

                                                                                                                                                      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

                                                                                                                                                        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

                                                                                                                                                          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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