GET ON DOWN AND TRAFFIC ENTERTAINMENT CELEBRATE RECORD STORE DAY 2014 IN GRAND (VINYL) STYLE WITH FIVE UNIQUE RELEASES, CELEBRATING PUNK, FUNK, HIP-HOP AND R & B!
For this upcoming Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19th) we have a wide range of musical inspirations, from hardcore punk, classic funk and vinyl junk(ies): The JBs; TAANG! Records; Eric B. & Rakim; DJ Andy Smith; and Eilon Paz’s Dust & Grooves coffee-table book.
For a list of participating stores where these exclusive items can be purchased in person only visit – http://www.recordstoreday.com/venues
Various TAANG! Records: The First 10 Singles
Ten 45s + 24-song CD, with 24-page book. This deluxe set features early work from Gang Green, Slapshot, The Lemonheads, Moving Targets and more [TAANG! Records / Get On Down]
To celebrate the pioneering label’s 30th Anniversary, this special edition 7-inch / CD box includes TAANG! Records’ first 10 singles, originally released between 1984 & 1988 on the legendary Boston-based punk label. Housed in a deluxe outer box, each 7-inch is featured in a full re-creation of its original jacket. All musical selections are also found on a 24-song CD included in the set. And as the icing on the cake, the set boasts a 24-page book with rare photos and liner notes by label founder Curtis Casella. The set is hand-numbered and limited to 2,000 worldwide.
From snot-nosed Gang Green anthems like “Alcohol” and “Terrorize” to the Lemonheads’ melodic, proto-alternative “Glad I Don’t Know” and Slapshot’s instant mosh-pit creator “Same Mistake,” these 10 groundbreaking singles are what made TAANG! an undeniable force to be reckoned with.
TAANG! Records [an acronym standing for “Teen Agers Are No Good!”] was formed in 1984, as an outgrowth of and support system for the explosive Boston punk and hardcore scene that produced SS Decontrol [SSD], DYS, Jerry’s Kids, the F.U.s and so many more. Like its counterpart in Los Angeles, SST Records, each new TAANG! platter unleashed a sonic fury and inventiveness that made the ‘80s one of the most unique musical decades of the 20th Century.
As Casella says in the set’s liner notes, “There was no real record label [for punk music] in Boston at the time. At least none that I felt were representing Boston properly. That’s where I stepped in.”
The JBs Food For Thought (Get On Down Edition)
150-gram vinyl, with poster and exclusive bonus purple vinyl 45 (“The Grunt, Parts 1 & 2”) [People Records / Get On Down]
This 1972 reissue of perhaps the jewel in the crown of James Brown’s People Records label is pressed on 150-gram vinyl, features a ‘70s style Stoughton jacket, and is housed in an 8-gauge custom bag with an embossed People Records logo. Also included in this deluxe offering: a 22” x 22” poster of the original cover art; and a bonus 45 of “The Grunt, Parts 1 & 2,” pressed on purple vinyl.
This will be the first of several People Records releases coming from Get On Down in the next year or two, so stay tuned for more!
Eric B. & Rakim “Paid In Full” [UK 7-Inch reissue, with Coldcut remix]
7-Inch with full-color reproduction of rare original, UK-only “100 dollar bill” cover art [Get On Down / 4th & Bway]
This reissue of the UK version of Eric B & Rakim’s Paid In Full 7-inch features the “Mini Madness” Coldcut remix in its entirety. This edition of the 45 was only released in the UK, where the Coldcut remix hit #15 on the charts. The song kick-started the international career of Israeli singer Ofra Haza and was the first time British voice actor Geoffrey Sumner’s line, “This is a journey into sound,” was sampled. The 7-inch is housed in a full color reproduction of the original “100 dollar bill” cover art.
DJ Andy Smith’s Jam Up Twist U.S.A.
Seven 45s with collectible case and 8-page book [Cultures of Soul via Traffic Entertainment]
Cultures of Soul’s Deano Sounds and DJ Andy Smith have teamed up to put out a great compilation of ‘50s and ‘60s sounds, including R&B Rockers, Rockabilly, Northern Soul and Sleazy Shakers, just like you would find at Andy’s popular Jam Up Twist club night in the UK.
DJ Andy Smith is a well-known British DJ who spent many years DJing alongside Keb Darge at Madame JoJo’s, and also sourced samples for Portishead and the Prodigy. Deano Sounds is the head of Cultures of Soul Records as well as a Boston-based DJ and lover of rare soul and R&B.
Together here they have selected classic and exclusive tracks from their collections including the rare northern soul track “Ever Again” by Gene Woodbury, classic Rockabilly from Eddie Cash and Sonny West, a handful rare of R&B tracks – some of which are re-issued here for the first time, including Ernie Washington and Willie Jones, and many other greats.
The 45 box set version comes in a heavy collectible case with 7 x 45s; an official 21” x 7” Jam Up Twist club night flyer; and an 8-page glossy book.
Photographer Eilon Paz’s DUST & GROOVES: ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING coffee-table book
“The Official Book of Record Store Day 2014”[Dust & Grooves Publications]
Eilon Paz’s stunning 416-page book illuminates over 130 vinyl connoisseurs and their collections in the most intimate of environments — their record rooms. Photographic essays by Paz, the founder of the popular Dust & Grooves blog (www.dustandgrooves.com), are paired with interviews to illustrate what motivates record collectors to keep digging.
The book features a foreword by the RZA; an intro by Jeff “Chairman” Mao; and interviews with Gilles Peterson, Four-Tet, The Gaslamp Killer and many more.
The book is divided into two main parts: the first features 250 full-page photos, framed by captions and select quotes. The second consists of 12 full-length interviews that delve deeper into collectors’ personal histories and vinyl troves. The book is printed on thick, 170 GSM matte art paper and was designed by the award-winning Brazilian studio 45JJ.
The subjects of Paz’s book span the globe, from New York City and Los Angeles, to Japan, Turkey, Germany, Italy, Israel, Ghana, Paris, London and numerous locations in-between.
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