This Just In: Get On Down!

Our heads have been dizzy on Soul and R&B this week! Lots of other great new additions and restocks as well. Stop in and get on down!

Lee Fields & The Expressions – Faithful Man 7″:
I keep telling you to pick up Lee Fields’ stuff, and I’ll continue to do so. Title track 7” from the superb Faithful Man LP. The b-side is the “Bare Bones Version” of the cut. If you like soul music and there’s no Lee Fields in your collection, then you don’t really like soul music. -MLE

Twin Cities Funk & Soul: Lost Grooves From Minneapolis / St. Paul 1964-1979 2LP:
Twin Cities Funk and Soul: Lost R&B Grooves from Minneapolis/Saint Paul 1964-1979 is the first of its kind and uncovers the music that laid the ground work for the ‘Minneapolis Sound’. The soulful voices of Maurice McKinnies, Wanda Davis and Jackie Harris, who’s singles have been long sought after on the collector’s market, are gathered in one place along with breakworthy R&B and psychedelic funk from Twin Cities bands including Prophets of Peace, Willie and the Bumblebees and The Lewis Connection. Plus the sweet soul of Wee Willie Walker, The Valdons and Dave Brady and the Stars make for an incredible package of music and original photos from that era.” –Secret Stash

Make-Up – Destination: Love, Live! At Cold Rice LP:
“MAKE-UP was a group which composed superior, original music, performed that music dynamically in spaces and nightclubs, and organized the performances at which they appeared across the U.S.A. and the world. These performances were characterized by the freneticism, catharsis and spirituality of what can only be described as GOSPEL YEH-YEH music. They were a total departure from the boring pantomime of rock ‘n’ roll as we know it, inflicting a sublime theatre on their audience which resembled a baptism, or perhaps an orgy. Their ‘singer’ was typically employed as a lead-chanter, while the others perpetrated a rhythmic drone on the subjects of their “Rhythm Hive”. They were: on guitar, microphone and organ, JAMES CANTY; on center microphone, IAN SVENONIUS; on bass guitar and microphone, MICHELLE MAE and on the drum kit, STEVE GAMOBA. Ian, Steve and James once were part of the NATION OF ULYSSES, while Michelle took part in a project called FRUMPIES. The three were from Washington, DC while the one was from Olympia, Washington, but they formed in February 1995 to present their international vision to a world they are sure is steeped in stultifying cynicism. Includes a download.” -Revolver

Preachin’ to the choir:
Aphex Twin – I Care Because You Do 2LP; Richard D. James Album LP
Avett Brothers – Carpenter LP
Beth Orton – Sugaring Season LP
Captain Beefheart – Shiny Beast LP
Chemical Brothers – Exit Planet Dust 2LP
DJ Shadow – Reconstructed CD
Earth – Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 2  2LP (Red Vinyl)
Flock Of Dimes – Curtain 7”
High On Fire – Art Of Self-Defense 2LP (Red Vinyl)
Hot Chip – Made In The Dark LP
Iggy & The Stooges – I Wanna Be Your Dog Picture Disc
J Dilla – Donuts 2LP; Ruff Draft Instrumentals LP; Welcome To Detroit Instrumentals 2LP
Kimbra – Vows LP
Levek – Look A Little Closer LP
Madlib – Medicine Show Vol. 7 – High Jazz 2LP
Madvillain – Madvillainy Remixes 2LP
Massive Attack – Blue Lines LP; Protection LP
Metallica – Kill ‘Em All LP; Master Of Puppets LP
MF Doom – Mm..Food 2LP
Mountain Goats – Transcendental Youth LP
Mumford & Sons – Babel LP/CD
Nick Waterhouse – Time’s All Gone LP
Ono, Gordon, Moore – YokoKimThurston CD
Swans – Seer 3LP
Talib Kweli – Gutter Rainbows 2LP
Tori Amos – Gold Dust CD
Various – Five Minutes To Midnight 10″
Wild Nothing – Nocturne LP