USED VINYL ALERT
Heading downstairs for this week's USED VINYL ALERT, we've got a little of everything for you this week, with major emphasis on jazz and country.
Let's start with the country! Hoo wee its a lot of great names this week, in addition to a lot of cool obscurities, compilations, and early archival editions for the deep heads, we've got hot ones from Dolly Parton, Hank Williams, Alabama, the Allmans, Waylon Jennings, Garth Brooks, the Louvin Brothers, Sleepy LaBeef, Wanda Jackson, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash, the Highwaymen, Ramblin Jack Elliott, Guy Clark, Joe Ely, Arlo and Woody Guthrie, Steve Earle, Vernon Dalhart, the Statler Brothers, Loretta Lynn, Marty Stuart, Mickey Newbury, Glen Campbell, and Emmylou Harris!
The selection of jazz this week is a true thing of beauty, ranging from early boogie woogie and ragtime, to NOLA brass classics from Queen Ida, the Dirty Dozen and the Preservation Hall band, to classic Blue Note, ECM, and Impulse, with a bit of fusion, exotica, organ and guitar groove thrown in. Check out names like Horace Silver, George Russell, Louis Armstrong, Cannonball Adderley, Airto Moreira, Lalo Schifrin, Lee Morgan, Mal Waldron, McCoy Tyner, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Smith, Oliver Nelson, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Peterson, Yusef Lateef, Roland Kirk, Jimmy McGriff, Wes Montgomery, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Jackie McLean, Ramsey Lewis, Chick Corea, Ray Bryant, Kenny Burrell, Dave Brubeck, Vince Guaraldi, Anthony Braxton, Donald Byrd, Jan Garbarek, Eberhard Weber, Bud Powell, Sun Ra, Quincy Jones, Ahmad Jamal, Keith Jarrett, Bill Evans, Herbie Mann, and Cal Tjader!
Plenty of pop, rock and folk heavy hitters this week from names like Tom Petty, the Grateful Dead (plus some Garcia side excursions), the Yardbirds, Led Zeppelin, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Joni Mitchell, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Sly Stone, Paul Simon, CCR, and Janis/Big Brother.
The rock continues with deeper selections from King Crimson, Bruce Cockburn, the Waterboys, Keef Hartley Band, John Prine, the Walker Brothers, Kiss, Krokus, the Kinks, the Incredible String Band, Levon Helm, the Illusion, Ronnie Lane, Jimmy Buffett, the Feminine Complex, the Humblebums, Sammy Hagar, the Pentangle, Sir Doug, Merle Saunders, Robyn Hitchcock, Murphys Law, Hanoi Rocks, and Iggy Pop.
Some great soul in the house this week coming from Earth Wind and Fire, the Stylistics, the Temptations, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston, Janet Jackson, Otis Redding, Diana Ross, Billie Holiday, the Incredible Bongo Band, Tower of Power, James Brown, Bootsy COllins, the Bar-Kays, Jerry Butler, Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, the Isley Brothers and many, many more.
We close out with some classic soundtracks, a couple of hard to find children's records (check your Raffi wantlist), some blues from BB King, Howlin Wolf, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, Little Brother Montgomery, and Otis Spann, some fine reggae from Bob Marley, Max Romeo, UB40, Major Lazer and Sly & Robbie, and some more recent releases from Nightmares on Wax, Aldous Harding, Marnie Stern, Regina Spektor, and a rare one from Feist!