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Some Old Bullshit is a compilation album by the Beastie Boys released in 1994. It compiles several of their early EPs, recorded in the early 1980s. These recordings present a sound radically different from that of the hip-hop sound generally associated with the band. Instead, these songs represent the band's part in the early New York hardcore scene. The album also features taped segments originally heard on Noise the Show, a popular hardcore radio show on WNYU in New York that played early recordings from the Beastie Boys. These segments feature the hyperbolic introductions of Noise the Show's host, Tim Sommer, an early supporter of the band. 

1."Egg Raid On Mojo (Demo Version)” 2. "Beastie Boys” 3. “Transit Cop” 4. “Jimi” 5. “Holy Snappers” 6. “Riot Fight” 7. “Ode to…” 8. “Michelle’s Farm” 9. “Egg Raid on Mojo” 10. “Transit Cop (Demo Version” 11. “Cooky Puss” 12. “Bonus Batter” 13. “Beastie Revolution” 14. “Cooky Puss (Censored Version)” 

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Black/white/purple swirl vinyl version of the 2019 Mixtape.  Never before available on any physical format.

1. Energy 2. Learned From Texas 3. Pick Yourself Up 4. Glorious 5. 1 Oh Oh
6. Higher (King PT. 6) 7. Look What I Got 8. 4 Tha Three

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Bilal & Nikki Jean

Black Coffee in Bed [RSD BF 2020]

Vinyl: $11.98 UNAVAILABLE

MP3 Album: $1.49 Download

"Black Coffee in Bed" is one of Squeeze's biggest hits and a fan favorite at their concerts to this day. For the sixth installment in the Swindles series, Bilal & Nikki Jean navigate this soulful, iconic song from 1982. As always, the release was produced and engineered by Swindles curator and Squeeze aficionado Steve Mandel. This limited edition release arrives as a 45 single, with Bilal & Nikki Jean's cover version featured on the A-side and the instrumental version on the flip side.

“Black Coffee in Bed”/”Black Coffee in Bed (Instrumental)”

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Bombino recorded his seventh album live in Amsterdam in late 2019. It features three new songs, seven songs from his incredible catalog and his version of a Tinariwen song. This RSD Black Friday double LP is pressed in a limited edition of 1500 for the world.

A1 - Iyat Na Hay A2 - Azamane Tiliade A3 - Amidinine
B1 – Midiwane B2 - Tar Hani
C1 - Chatahat C2 - Ahoulaguine Akaline C3 - Takamba
D1 - Timtar D2 – Imajghane D3 - Chet Boughassa

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Tracks chosen from the tribute compilation album AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T. Rex. Artists from many genres covering T. Rex classics under the direction of producer Hall Willner, known for the music passion and knowledge he poured into many compilations and his work for decades at Saturday Night Live. AngelHeaded Hipster was the last project Willner worked on before his death from Covid 19 in April 2020. 

Nick Cave "Cosmic Dancer" / Peaches "Solid Gold, Easy Action"

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Instrumental version of the acclaimed 2020 album Invisible People. Described by Pitchfork as "far and away Chicano Batman’s most accessible record.... A decade into writing songs together, they sound stronger than ever." Mixed by Shawn Everett with lacquers cut at The Lodge in New York City.

1. Color My Life (Instrumental) 2. Blank Slate (Instrumental) 3. I Know It (Instrumental) 4. Invisible People (Instrumental) 5. Manuel's Story (Instrumental) 6. Moment of Joy (Instrumental) 7. Pink Elephant (Instrumental) 8. Polymetronomic Harmony (Instrumental) 9. The Way (Instrumental) 10. The Prophet (Instrumental) 11. Bella (Instrumental) 12. Wounds (Instrumental)

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Chris Cornell’s “Patience” is a cover of the original Guns N’ Roses’ iconic song and is paired up exclusively with his cover of the Prince classic “Nothing Compares 2 U (Live on SiriusXM)” on a white 7” single for RSD Black Friday 2020.

“Patience”/”Nothing Compares 2 U (Live at SiriusXM)”

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Originally re-pressed and released in 2003, Luv N’Haight reissue a special limited edition run for RSD Black Friday.

Ridiculously rare vinyl, superb musicianship, and a Playboy Club are ingredients that make the Don Cunningham Quartet's Something For Everyone album so tasty. Luv N'Haight is proud to preserve and re-issue one of the most collectible, highly sought-after jazz-dance records.

"Bunnies plus food and drink equals good time."Brad Holiday's original liner notes (featured on the back of this album) tell it like it was. Don Cunningham, Marion Miller, John Mixon, and Manny Quintero formed the Don Cunningham Quartet and played ‘The Living Room’ at Hugh Hefner's St. Louis branch of the Playboy Club between 1965 and 1968. Their music was different from that of the jazz mainstays playing in ‘The Penthouse Room’. It was also different from any act in St. Louis at the time.

"Before forming the Quartet, I traveled to Fiji, Australia, the Caribbean and beyond as part of the Johnny Mathis group," explains Cunningham. "On these tours I discovered the "island sound," which was something I'd never been exposed to before. It was enchanting, mysterious and sexual."

The Quartet's unique blend of exotica, Latin and Brazilian rhythms, jazz and easy listening was a perfect fit for the Playboy Club. "I was influenced by having seen Arthur Lyman, Cal Tjader, Willie Bobo, Mongo Santamaria, and Harry Belafonte play live. Not to mention that I was buying all the Les Baxter I could get!" adds Cunningham. The band's sound caught the attention of Bob Webb, a wealthy local businessman. As a friend of piano player Marion Miller he'd learned of the Quartet’s popularity. "I don't want to work, you work, I'll put up the money," Miller recalls Webb 's words. Webb fronted the funds for Miller to create Exclusive records, releasing three albums and two 45rpm singles, including the Something For Everyone LP.

"The music was only sold locally. We never looked up a distributor and we really didn't have a regular record deal," says Miller. Don Cunningham only remembers selling and giving-away the album at Playboy appearances and to a few friends outside of club hours. Only 500 copies were ever printed, some mono, some stereo, it's not known how many of each format.

Of all the tracks on the album "Tabu" has been the biggest hit with the jazz-dance crowd. That track is the reason many collectors have the album on their wants lists. It remains a tune worthy of heavy DJ play. "Something For Everyone" has been at the top of my wants list for about 10 years now. All my other wants I have managed to track down over the years, but to own an original copy of the Don Cunningham album is as illusionary as driving a Rolls Royce," says producer/DJ Rainer Truby of Compost Records. "Not only is it a rare album it is also a good one. "Tabu" to me is the mother of all jazzdance records! A welcome release! I'm curious to check the rest of the LP, but "Tabu" is more than enough of a reason to stroll down to your local record dealer," he adds.

Miller and Cunningham are surprised but obviously very happy with the current interest in the album. Both are still active musicians and hope that this re-issue may stimulate even more work for them. At time of writing Cunningham was on the road with his wife, appearing as The Cunninghams on tour with the Count Basie band. "It's great that the album is being re-issued. There's truly a quality of music on it that has been missed for so long. In a way it's world music - Polynesian, samba, Brazil, jazz, West Indian. It has the energy of Latin and funk records. It's inspired by - but is not really - easy listening, you couldn't exactly sleep in our "Quiet Village!"" says Cunningham.

Andrew Jervis.
Ubiquity, February 2003.

“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers parody track that fooled the world when it was released via RHCP2014.com (simultaneous to the band's Super Bowl Halftime show announcement) is finally coming to vinyl. Jon Daly, a comedian who's appeared in films like The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and currently works on Comedy Central's Kroll Show was behind the brilliant track that made internet magic back in 2014. On the B-side appears a hilarious "diss track" that materialized after a public twitter feud between Daly and up and coming rapper 'Lil Xan. This will be Jon Daly's first ever music release to exist in a physical format.

"Abracadabralifornia” / “I'm Your Dad”

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Produced by GRAMMY Award-winning Black Keys founder/producer Dan Auerbach, Where Does The Devil Hide is Zella Day’s new 5 track EP that features her unique, mature voice and songwriting abilities. The EP is being released in partnership with Easy Eye Sound and Concord Records.

1. People Are Strangers 2. My Game 3. Purple Haze 4. Only A Dream 5. Benny My Dear

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An all-star-studded one-of-a-kind concert honoring the early years of Fleetwood Mac and its founder Peter Green was held at the London Palladium on 25th February 2020. This split release features three versions of the same track, a previously unreleased Mick Fleetwood & Friends rendition from that night (on which the Friends included Billy Gibbons and Kirk Hammett) and both a studio version and a live Fleetwood Mac recording from 1970. Pressed on green vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

A1 - Mick Fleetwood and Friends – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) (Live from the London Palladium, feat Billy Gibbons & Kirk Hammett)
B1 – Fleetwood Mac – The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) B2 – Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Prong Crown) (live 1970)

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The 1992 debut solo record from Grand Puba of Brand Nubian is remastered and comes to double colored vinyl for RSD Black Friday. 

“Check Tha Resume”, “360°(What Goes Around)”, “That's How We Move It”, “Check It Out”, “Big Kids Don't Play”, “Honey Don't Front”, “Lickshot”, “Ya Know How It Goes”, “Reel To Reel”, “Soul Controller”, “Proper Education”, “Back It Up”, “Baby What's Your Name?”, “360° (What Goes Around) (SD50 Remix)”, “Who Makes The Loot?”

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Brooklyn-based rapper Half-A-Mill climbed his way up from the underground in the late ‘90s with an initial breakthrough on 1997’s one and only album by The Firm, the supergroup featuring Nas, AZ, Nature and Foxy Brown, alongside producers Dr. Dre and the Trackmasters.

After this high-profile appearance, Half-a-Mill then started setting the stage for the release of his debut album “Milíon” with the single ”Thug Ones" which featured Noreaga, Kool G Rap, and Musolini. “Milíon” became an underground classic, featuring guest appearances by AZ, Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga, Ali Vegas and Spice 1, with production by Just Blaze, The Neptunes, DJ Scratch, and DJ Ali among others.

Tragedy struck in 2003 when the rapper was shot dead at his home in Brooklyn. Tuff Kong now proudly moves to keep his legacy alive by releasing Milíon on vinyl for the first time ever for RSD Black Friday.

SIDE A: 1. “Intro” 2. “Tough Guyz (feat. Ali Vegas)” 3. “What U Ridin” 4. “New Millennium” 5. “Quiet Money (feat. AZ)” 6. “Don’t Go Away” 7. “Where BK At” 8. “Fires In Hell”

SIDE B: 1. “Some Niggaz” 2. “Thug Onez (feat. Kool G Rap, Musalini, Noreaga)” 3. “Gimme Ya Luv” 4. “Ghetto Girl” 5. “Thug Luv” 6. “Bounce (feat. Spice 1)” 7. “Outro” 8. “Thuggest Enemy #1” 9. “Untitled Track”

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This 1977 studio recording finds Herbie Hancock embracing his jazz roots. The straightforward trio setting puts Hancock’s piano front and center. Backed by Ron Carter on bass and Tony Williams behind the drums, the recording features Hancock originals as well as the Trio’s take on Miles Davis’ “Milestones.”

Though recorded at fabled San Francisco studio The Automatt, the recording was only immediately issued in Japan. To this day Japan is the only country to see a vinyl release of this session. That changes on RSD Black Friday as Get On Down presents The Herbie Hancock Trio in a complete replica of the Japanese release including a full-color insert and deluxe OBI strip.

SIDE A: 1. “Watch It” 2. “Speak Like A Child”
SIDE B: 1. “Watcha Watin For” 2. “Look” 3. “Milestones”

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The band’s latest album, the transportive, sunny What Could Be Better was released in August to both critical and commercial success, received a glowing review and received a glowing review by Ken Tucker on NPR’s Fresh Air, who ended the on-air walkthrough with “What Could Be Better?... I honestly don’t know". This double A-side single consists of the two most popular songs from the album as well as an exclusive live demo on a thematically accurate picture disc. What Could Be Better for Happy Fits fans this RSD Black Friday? 

SIDE A: “Hold Me Down”
SIDE B: “She Wants Me (To Be Loved)”, “Go Dumb (Live Demo)”

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With most of the members of Jefferson Airplane missing in action, Paul Kantner and Grace Slick holed up in a San Francisco studio in 1970 alongside a cast of West Coast rock ‘n’ roll legends including Jerry Garcia, David Crosby and Mickey Hart to cut what would become Kantner’s finest solo work, his rock space-opera, Blows Against The Empire. This 180g 50th anniversary edition LP is pressed on green marble vinyl for RSD Black Friday.

Side A: “Mau Mau (Amerikon)”, “The Baby Tree”, “Let’s Go Together”, “A Child Is Coming”
Side B: “Sunrise,” “Hijack”, “Home”, “Have You Seen The Stars Tonite”, “X-M”, “Starship”

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No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 continues the documentation of Jimi Hendrix’s pre-Experience sideman work with the Harlem-based R&B combo. These twelve recordings were captured at Studio 76 in 1965 [as well as two controversial sessions in July and August 1967] and offer a fascinating glimpse of Hendrix’s genius in the years before—and during—his early success. It includes the 1965 demo of the first known Hendrix composition (“Working All Day”) and shiver-inducing guitar playing that hints at the genius to come. While not a Jimi Hendrix album the music is now under the control of Experience Hendrix, and thanks to them has been lovingly restored by legendary engineer Eddie Kramer for RSD Black Friday, giving fans the chance to enjoy these tracks in their proper historical context in a numbered, limited edition brown vinyl release.

Side A: “Gloomy Monday”, “Hush Now”, “No Business”, “Love Love
Side B: “UFO,” “My Best Friend (Takes 3/4/5)”, “How Would You Feel [Alternate]”, “Hornet’s Nest”, “I Need You Every Day”, “Suey”, “No Business [Demo]”, “Working All Day [Demo]”

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Verve Label Group is proud to launch a new vinyl series, Original Grooves, available exclusively on Record Store Day and RSD Black Friday.  Original Grooves showcases the vinyl cutting technique known as "parallel grooves”, where grooves are cut side-by-side instead of one after another, allowing for a different aural experience depending on where the needle is dropped.  The first of this series comes from five-time Grammy nominee Bettye LaVette, with hidden gems from Verve legends Billie Holiday and Nina Simone.  The Blues Hall of Fame legend deftly reinterprets the classics “Strange Fruit” and “I Hold No Grudge” on this 12” EP, with the original timeless versions “hidden” on the neighboring grooves.

SIDE A:
01) Strange Fruit (Billie Holiday) (3:12)
02) Strange Fruit (Bettye LaVette) (4:30)

SIDE B:
01) I Hold No Grudge (Nina Simone) (2:18)
02) I Hold No Grudge (Bettye LaVette) (6:12)

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The great lost Little Richard album, produced by R.A. "Bumps" Blackwell. Finally issued as Richard intended, including the original cover art and new liner notes by Bill Dahl. This RSD Black Friday release comes on yellow vinyl.

1) California (I’m Comin’) 2) If You Pick Her Too Hard (She Comes Out Of Tune) 3) Burning Up With Love 4) Ain’t No Tellin’ 5) Last Year’s Race Horse (Can’t Run In This Year’s Race) 6) Southern Child 7) In The Name (Version 3) 8) Over Yonder 9) I Git A Little Lonely 10) Puppy Dog Song 

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At the beginning of quarantine in April, Ed Roland was in Sarasota, Florida with a few others and they decided to start a new band and call it The Living Room. They didn’t want it to sound like Collective Soul or The Sweet Tea Project (Roland’s Americana side band) and they started talking about favorite bands to which Ed said that one of his is The Cars. So, Ed woke up and began writing songs inspired by the new wave era of The Cars, ELO, and Roxy Music.  

SIDE A: 1. “She Bows Down” 2. “Just Like You” 3. “Here” 4. “Alien Attitude” 5. “Summer”
SIDE B: 6. “These Times” 7. “Living Room” 8. “Lucky Again” 9. “All For You” 10. “Welcome To Life”

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A single LP release of Magnetic Fields’ recent digital and singles box set project. This LP contains an entirely exclusive track, 'The Witches Fly' and is exclusive for RSD Black Friday.

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Continuing the series of Lou Reed re-issues for RSD Black Friday, is his critically successful 1992 Sire album Magic and Loss. Pressed as a double LP, featuring three sides of vinyl and an etching, exclusive released for RSD Black Friday 2020. (NME 10/10, Q Magazine 4*, Rolling Stone 4*)

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June - RSD First

The highly sought after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collector's hands for hundreds of dollars and has been on the radar of modern soul/boogie fans for some time with featured cuts on Kon and Amir's "Off Track Vol.1" and our own Groove Merchant Turns 20 compilation. Deep Funk/Soul enthusiasts also know "The Round Robin Monopoly" band which is another project by band leader Robin Lloyd.

You Can't Do It, Our Love Is So True, Plenty Good Lovin', Love, I Wanna Live With You, One Night Affair

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In celebration of the album's 20th anniversary, the first-ever domestic pressing of the seminal breakthrough album from the Grammy-nominated New Wave of American Heavy Metal pioneers! This new blood-red pressing for RSD Black Friday marks the first-ever vinyl release of the version remixed and remastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Suicide Silence) and Grammy-award winning engineer Alan Douches (High on Fire, Motorhead, The Black Dahlia Murder). Of note: guitarist Jon Donais is now a member of thrash icons Anthrax, while guitarist Matt Bachand now plays with Act of Defiance.

1. “Pain Glass Vision” 2. “Crushing Belial” 3. “Of One Blood” 4. “The First Noble Truth” 5. “Fleshold” 6. “Root Bound Apollo” 7. “Revel In My Loss” 8. “Montauk” 9. “To Ashes” 10. “Serenity”

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Translucent purple vinyl release of remixes from The Weeknd's #1 album After Hours

1. Heartless Remix (ft. Lil Uzi Vert) 2. Blinding Lights (Chromatics Remix) 3. Save Your Tears (OPN Remix) 4. Heartless (Vapor Wave Remix) 5. After Hours (The Blaze Remix) 6. Scared To Live (SNL Live)

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Limited edition colored vinyl pressing of the instrumental recordings found on Disc 2 of the 2020 Omnivore Recordings CD reissue of Orange Crate Art, originally released in 1995. 

“Orange Crate Art”, “Sail Away”, “My Hobo Heart”, “Wings of a Dove”, “Palm Tree and Moon”, “Summer in Monterey”, “San Francisco”, “Hold Back Time”, “My Jeanine”, “Movies is Magic”, “This Town Goes Down At Sunset”