RSD Black Friday 2020
Live at Maida Vaile BBC Vol II [RSD BF 2020]
Live at Maida Vale BBC - Vol. II is a limited edition RSD exclusive splatter EP that capture's the band's BBC Maida Vale session from September 2019. It contains four live versions of songs from the band's critically acclaimed Gold & Grey, with an etching on the B side.
1. Throw Me an Anchor 2. Borderlines 3. I'm Already Gone 4. Tourniquet/Can Oscura
WE ARE: Roots & Traditions [RSD BF 2020]
We Are: Roots & Traditions is a limited edition 12” EP pressed on rich purple vinyl featuring never-before-heard music from Jon Batiste. Batiste combines elements of jazz, gospel, soul funk, R&B, rap and more to honor musical traditions and as he breaks the mold of what modern artists can be. The 33-year-old musician and activist has been gaining national attention from CNN, New York Times, and more for his peaceful musical protests that he’s been leading in the streets of New York City. He also stars in and wrote the music for Disney/Pixar film SOUL set for release on November 20 and is the bandleader of the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Side A “Work It Out”, “Need You (Album Master)”
Side B “WE ARE (album master)”, “Tell The Truth (Treme Mix)” feat. Mardi Gras Indians
"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)”
Bombino Live [RSD BF 2020]
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
Doyle Bramhall II
Be Here Now (feat. Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks) . [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $9.99 Buy
A brand new single featuring a cover of George Harrison’s “Be Here Now”, along with friends Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks. This single benefits Eric Clapton's "Crossroads" Foundation, Turn Up For Recovery (founded by Melia Clapton), which aims to raise awareness of abstinence-based recovery through music.
Side A Be Here Now
Side B Be Here Now (Instrumental)
Christmas Lullabies [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $13.99 Buy
A gift from Dave Brubeck and his family to families everywhere! Just in time for the holiday season, Christmas Lullabies is the perfect soundtrack to be enjoyed by jazz fans and the entire family together. From the same sessions in 2010 that produced his final solo recording Lullabies, the A side of this 12” features an original holiday piece in “Sleep Holy Infant” and a uniquely beautiful take on the Christmas standard “Away In A Manger”. Side B features an elegant festive holiday etching.
Side A: “Sleep Holy Infant”, “Away In A Manger”
Side B: Etching
Further Complications [RSD BF 2020]
Limited edition white vinyl release includes bonus 12" featuring "You're In My Eyes (Discosong)" and a D side etching.
“Further Complications”/”Angela”/”Pilchard”/”Leftovers”/”I Never Said I Was Deep”/”Homewrecker!/”Hold Still”/”Fuckingsong”/”Caucasian Blues”/”Slush”/”You're In My Eyes (Discosong)”
In Baltimore [RSD BF 2020]
NEA Jazz Master George Coleman has played with a who’s who of jazz and blues greats such as Miles Davis, Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Lee Morgan, Herbie Hancock, Charles Mingus, Cedar Walton, and B.B. King, among many others. In Baltimore is a previously unissued recording of the tenor giant, captured live at the Famous Ballroom in Baltimore, MD on March 23, 1971 in a show presented by the Left Bank Jazz Society. Coleman’s quintet features trumpeter Danny Moore, pianist Albert Dailey, bassist Larry Ridley and drummer Harold White. The deluxe limited edition, numbered LP will include an extensive booklet with rare photos, essays and multiple interviews with George Coleman, Eric Alexander, Michael Cuscuna and co-producers Cory Weeds and Zev Feldman. Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Studios and pressed on 180g vinyl at 33 1/3 RPM by Standard Vinyl in Toronto. 1500 copies will be released worldwide, at independent record stores, for RSD Black Friday.
1 “Afternoon In Paris” 2 “Sandu” 3 “I Got Rhythm” 4 “Body and Soul” 5 “Joy Spring”
Crown The Empire
7102010 [RSD BF 2020]
Acoustic renditions of Crown The Empire's most popular songs across their career plus one new song in celebration of the band's 10 year anniversary
01. aftermath – acoustic 02. cross our bones – acoustic 03. blurry (out of place) – acoustic 04. hologram – acoustic 05. memories of a broken heart – acoustic 06. johnny ringo – acoustic 07. voices – acoustic 08. what i am – acoustic 09. second thoughts – acoustic 10. mzry – acoustic 11. everything breaks – bonus track
Something for Everyone [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $28.99 Buy
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.
Ubiquity, February 2003.
“Angelina”, “I'm Your Slave”, “Quiet Village”, “Tabu”, “Manha De Carnival”, “Sylvie”, “Samba De Orpheu”
Abracadabralifornia [RSD BF 2020]
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”
DeLugg, Milton & The Little Eskimos / The Fleshtones
Santa Claus Conquers The Martians - Hooray For Santa Claus [RSD BF 2020]
A 45 RPM 7" single of Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos' original performance of 'Hooray For Santa Claus' with The Fleshtones doing their take on the flip!
Pressed on Martian Green vinyl, this little bundle of festive joy includes The Film Detective's print of the campy Christmas classic Santa Claus Conquers The Martians on DVD, paired with some equally bough-rockin' festive oddities from the Something Weird vault!
“Hooray For Santa Claus” - Milton DeLugg & The Little Eskimos b/w “Hooray For Santa Claus” - The Fleshtones
Reel To Reel [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $30.99 Buy
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?”
Milion [RSD BF 2020]
2 x LP: $31.99 Buy
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”
Herbie Hancock Trio
The Herbie Hancock Trio [RSD BF 2020]
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”
The Happy Fits
Grapefruit Double A Side [RSD BF 2020]
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)”
Jahari Massamba Unit
Pardon My French [RSD BF 2020]
The Jahari Massamba Unit features Madlib on all instrumentation with the exception of drums, which are laid down by Karriem Riggins. Like Madlib, Riggins is well-versed in both the worlds of Jazz and Hip Hop. Musically, Madlib’s label says “we would call the project Spiritual Jazz, but jazz great Phil Ranelin told us to call it Black Classical Music, so that’s what we’re going with.”
This is an album put together by students of jazz in its myriad and historic corms who are also proponents of jazz’s future. The resulting recording reflects a lifetime of record collecting, musical study, woodshedding, and a reverential respect for one another’s craft. Regardless of categorization this is an exciting an all new entry in Madlib’s Yesterdays New Quintet canon of difficult-to-categorize music.
Pardon My French debuts on RSD Black Friday in an exclusive colored vinyl pressing.
SIDE A: 1. “Je Prendrai Le Romanée-Conti (Putain De Leroy)” 2. “Les Jardins Esméraldins (Pour Caillard)” 3. “Un Bordeaux Pré-Phylloxéra (Pour Le Riche Enculé)” 4. “Deux Fakes Jayers (Aussi Pour Le Riche Enculé)” 5. “Riesling Pour Robert” 6. “Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent (Pour Duke)”
SIDE B: 1. “Trou Du Cul (Ode Au Sommelier Arrogant)” 2. “Etude Montrachet” 3. “Le Feu (Pour Belluard)” 4. “Merde (Basse-cour” 5. Inestimable Le Clos” 6. “La Closerie (Pour Prévost)” 7. “Hommage À La Vielle Garde (Pour Lafarge Et Rinaldi)”
Blows Against The Empire: 50th Anniversary [RSD BF 2020]
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”
Curtis Knight & The Squires
No Business: The PPX Sessions Volume 2 [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $20.99 Buy
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]”
No Ceilings [RSD BF 2020]
CD: $14.99 Buy
Eleven years after its initial release, Lil Wayne’s No Ceilings mixtape is now available for the first time on CD. The album includes the bonus track "Kobe Bryant."
1. Surf Swag 2. YM Wasted 3. Shoes 4. Broke Up feat. Fre$h & Gudda Gudda 5. Banned 6. Throw It In 7. That’s All I Have feat. Tyga & Zipp 8. Wayne On Me 9. I’m Good feat. Lucci Lou 10. Let Do It 11. I’m Single 12. Kobe Bryant (Bonus)
Southern Child [RSD BF 2020]
Vinyl: $23.99 Buy
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
The Living Room [RSD BF 2020]
MP3 Album: $7.99 Download
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”
Round Robin and Brimstone
Round Robin and Brimstone [RSD Drops 2021]
Vinyl: $30.99 Buy
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
Larry Mullins + Mike Watt
1970 (parts I and II): a tribute to the stooges [RSD BF 2020]
Larry Mullins (aka Toby Dammit) and Mike Watt are back with another tribute to The Stooges, this time a year later with “1970". (Mullins and Watt previously played together in the most recent iteration of The Stooges.) This 7” vinyl release features their unique take on the classic “1970”, divided into two parts and available exclusively for RSD Black Friday, and is limited to 1,000 copies worldwide. Half of the pressing comes on color vinyl, with the other half on standard black vinyl. The two editions will be randomly mixed and shipped, so you’re in for a surprise.
“1970 (Part 1)” b/w “1970 (Part 2)”
Barney and Tete: Grenoble '88 [RSD BF 2020]
Elemental Music presents a never-before-heard complete concert which constitutes the only recorded testimony of the reunion of two jazz giants: French tenor and soprano saxophonist Barney Wilen and Spanish pianist Tete Montoliu. All tracks from this concert, which took place in Grenoble, France on February 12, 1988 are previously unreleased and boast excellent sound quality. The group is completed by the Italian bassist Riccardo del Fra (who frequently played and recorded with Chet Baker) and Chicago drummer Aaron Scott (who the year following this Grenoble concert would start a 14-year association and tenure with pianist McCoy Tyner as part of the McCoy Tyner Trio, winning three Grammy Awards and performing worldwide). This release includes specially prepared liner notes as well as never before published photos from the actual performance.
SIDE A: 1. L’ÂME DES POÈTES 2. ’ROUND MIDNIGHT 3. SUMMERTIME
SIDE B: 1. ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE 2. LA VALSE DES LILAS 3. MEDLEY: SOUS LE CIEL DE PARIS / AUTUMN LEAVES (LES FEUILLES MORTES)