USED VINYL ALERT

USED VINYL ALERT

Heading downstairs for this week's Used Vinyl Alert, over 750 freshly unveiled LPs await you this weekend. We've got a slew of affordable classics in rock and jazz, lots of soundtracks, novelty, comedy, a tidy pile of LPs you'll probably want just for the cover, and an above-average amount of international pressings of rock classics, from German, Dutch, Italian, and Spanish labels. We've got a lot more big names as well, so read on!

The building blocks of an unimpeachable rock n roll collection are here this week. Check out essentials from Led Zeppelin, Neil Young, Elvis, Chuck Berry, the Dave Clark 5, Pink Floyd, Love, Tim Buckley, Fleetwood Mac, the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa, Kinks, CSNY, David Bowie, Lou Reed, and the Beatles.

The rock rolls one with nice ones from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Traffic, Bruce Springsteen, the Byrds, Who, Yes, Allman Brothers, Gryphon, Green Bullfrog, Bo Grumpus, Colin Blunstone, Joni Mitchell, Buddy Miles, Robert Fripp, King Crimson, Roxy Music, the Electric Prunes, and Levon Helm.

Our jazz selections truly run the gamut this week, from early stride, big band and bop, to freaky Reagan-era fusion. Check out names like Jimmy Smith, Art Ensemble, Milt Jackson, Wes Montgomery, Miles Davis, McCoy Tyner, Larry Coryell, Chet Baker, Arthur Lyman, Eric Kloss, Paco de Lucia, Roland Kirk, Gabor Szabo, Shirley Scott, Max Roach, Rad Garland, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Jaco Pastorius, Bill Evans, and Jackie McLean.

In addition to a considerable amount of regional private press folk, psych and rock, we've got some killer blues titles from Albert King, John Hammond, Lightnin Hopkins, and Big Mama Thornton, as well as some classic traditional folk and early blues compilations.

80s wavers crash in from REM, Elvis Costello, Crowded House, Wham, World Party, Devo, Talking Heads, U2, Ultravox, the Ramones, and a rare one from the Dead C.

Funk, doo wop and soul is in the house from the Flamingos, Eddie Floyd, Lowell Fulsom, Rick James, Billy Holiday, Sam Cooke, Foundations, the Impressions, the Isleys, Minnie Riperton, Kool and the Gang, Persuasions, War, and Tower of Power. Some quality rap is here on the earlier end of things, from names like Nas, Big Pun, J-Live, Show and AG, Grand Puba, Whodini, and Souls of Mischief!