RSD Black Friday 2020

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The highly sought-after self-titled album by Round Robin and Brimstone typically changes collectors’ 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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This commemorative 2 x LP edition of Grover Live marks 20 years since the passing of Grover Washington, Jr., the immensely popular artist largely responsible for creating a bridge between jazz and R&B. Cut in June 1997 at the Paramount Center for the Arts in Peekskill, New York, this album captures the essence of Grover’s greatness. With a coterie of ‘A’ class musicians in support, Grover Live demonstrates why he was not only a leader in his field but a pioneer who blended the subtleties of jazz with the funk and sweat of soul.

1. Winelight with Intro 2. Take Fave (Take Another Five) 3. Soulful Strut 4. Grover Talks 5. Mystical Force 6. Uptown 7. Sassy Stew 8. Grover Talks Again; Medley 9. Black Frost 10. Inner City Blues 11. Strawberry Moon 12. Inside Moves 13. Jamaica 14. East River Drive 15. Just The Two Of Us 16. Sausalito 17. Let It Flow (For "Dr. J") 18. Mr. Magic

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A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. Recorded on April 2 and released on May 1, 1956 “I Walk The Line” was Johnny Cash’s first #1 Billboard country chart single, crossed over to #17 on the Pop chart, and stayed on the Billboard charts for 42 weeks.  It was originally intended as a slow ballad, but producer Sam Phillips encouraged a faster tempo, and magic was made! 

"I Walk The Line" 

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A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. Originally released in May 1956 as the B-side of “I Walk The Line” this tale of optimism from the point of view of a shoeshine boy was re-recorded with dubbed “live effects” and released as an A-side of its own in 1969. 

"Get Rhythm"

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A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. First recorded and released in 1955, “Folsom Prison Blues” became one of Johnny Cash’s signature songs. A live version, recorded among the inmates at Folsom State Prison in 1968 became a #1 chart hit and in June 2014 Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #51 on its list of the 100 Greatest Country Songs of All Time.  

"Folsom Prison Blues"

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A 3" single release, made for the RSD3 mini-turntable and other turntables in the series, like the RSD2020 clear mini-turntable. Four Johnny Cash singles are being released in the series, on RSD Black Friday 2020. Released on May 19, 1958 “I Guess Things Happen That Way” (originally written by Jack Clement) was Johnny’s fourth chart single—hitting #1 on the Country charts and #11 on the Hot 100.  The head of religious programming for the BBC banned it from the airwaves when it was first released! 

"Guess Things Happen That Way" 

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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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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”

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The iconic drummer of The Doors investigates his own relationship with creativity and explores the meaning of artistry with other artists and performers in this compelling and spellbinding memoir. Foreword by Viggo Mortensen.

For RSD Black Friday, John has signed a limited number of bookplates, only available in books sold at participating indie record stores.

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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 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)”

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A 3" single release of Post Malone's "Circles" made to play on the RSD3 mini-turntables and other mini-turntables like thelimited edition  RSD2020 clear turntable. Circles joins the series of Post Malone 3" singles released earlier in 2020.  “Circles” is the fourth #1 Billboard chart single from Post Malone. It comes from his 2019 album Hollywood’s Bleeding, and this 3” single makes a nice addition to the series of Post Malone singles released earlier in 2020. 

"Circles"