Girls, put your records on…
This Saturday, April 18th, 2009, is Record Store Day and wax dealers everywhere are celebrating with live in stores and giveaways. If there’s a record store near you, you’re invited to the celebration! Visit the Record Store Day website HERE to see what’s going on this Saturday near you!
Record Store Day was founded in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding over 700 independently owned record stores in the USA, and hundreds of similar stores internationally.
This is the one day that all of the independently owned record stores come together with artists to celebrate the art of music. Special vinyl and CD releases and various promotional products are made exclusively for the day and hundreds of artists in the United States and in various countries across the globe make special appearances and performances. Festivities include performances, cook-outs, body painting, meet & greets with artists, parades, djs spinning records and on and on. Metallica officially kicked off Record Store Day at Rasputin Music in San Francisco on April 19, 2008 and Record Store Day is now celebrated the third Saturday every April.
This Saturday, give your local record store some love by buying a record or two! And since it’s Jazz Appreciation Month, why not a jazz album?
The LP reissue of Rubaiyat Of Dorothy Ashby by Dorothy Ashby
Incredible work from amazing jazz harpist, Dorothy Ashby. This album is a brilliant set of funky and spiritual tunes, set to full back. It is easily one of Ashby’s greatest.
Listen to a track off that album below. Along with her beautiful harping, we experience Ashby’s warm voice on this track as well.
From Daptone Records:
In response to the requests of disc jockeys across the nation, we have pressed a limited run of “Tell Me”, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ smash hit from their latest LP, 100 Days, 100 Nights. With it’s driving beat and catchy refrain, “Tell Me” has swept the nation as a top hit among the foot tappers and finger snappers of Hipdom.
We will be giving away a copy of this 45 for Record Store Day (April 18th) with every Daptone (CD/LP/45) purchase while supplies last at the following stores:
Academy LP’s – NYC & Brooklyn
Amoeba SF, LA & Berkeley
Big City Records – 521 East 12th St.
Breakaway Records – Austin, TX
Dusty Groove – Chicago, IL
Harvest Records – Asheville, NC
Generation Records – New York, NY
Good Records – New York, NY
Grimey’s – Nashville, TN
Landlocked Music – Bloomington, IN
Newbury Comics – Brighton, MA
Permanent Records – Brooklyn, NY
Plan 9 – Richmond, VA
Vinyl Fever – Tampa, FL
Twist & Shout – Denver, CO
Vintage Vinyl – St Louis, MO
Volume Records – Ithaca, NY
How Long Do I Have to Wait for You by Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (Reggae Version)
Ask a clerk at a record store near you about it!
NOTE: A Record Store Day participating store is defined as a physical retailer whose product line consists of at least 50% music retail, whose company is not publicly traded and whose ownership is at least 70% located in the state of operation. (In other words, we’re dealing with real, live, physical, indie record stores—not online retailers or corporate behemoths).
- We Got the Beat Quickie: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings “Tell Me”
- First National Record Store Day, April 19th
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